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Freeman Stauffer, 79

Freeman Stauffer, age 79, of Centreville, also known as Sonny, Ole Uncle Josh or Red Fox, stepped into heaven with his eyes wide open, a smile on his face and his family present on Sept. 1, 2010, at Thurston Wood Village in Sturgis. Freeman was born May 30, 1931, in Nottawa Township, a son to the late Christian and Emily …

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Joshua Hughes, 17

Joshua David Hughes, age 17. of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Tuesday afternoon Aug. 31, 2010, in Sturgis Township due to injuries sustained in a bicycle automobile accident. He was born July 11, 1993, in Amherst, New York. Joshua had resided in Sturgis since 2007 coming from New York. He was a member of the Sturgis Salvation Army Church and loved …

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Gus Pulley, 58

Ralph Dean “Gus” Pulley, 58, of White Pigeon, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 in Mottville. He was born March 27, 1952, in Sturgis, a son of Ralph and Betty (Walley) Pulley. He had been a Mottville resident most of his life, coming from Sturgis. On July 14, 1979, he married Vanessa L. Markley in White Pigeon. She preceded him in death …

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Arnold Luck, 92

Arnold LeRoy Luck, age 92,  Kalkaska, MI passed away  Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. He was born in Centreville, MI on October 3, 1917,  a son of  Herman and Augusta (Rhoda) Luck.  On November 22, 1939 Arnold married Helen Roddy in Centreville and honeymooned in Deer Camp at Stanton, MI. Helen preceded him in death …

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Lenora Hayne, 94

Lenora O. Hayne, age 94, of Colon, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Sturgis Hospital. Lenora was born Jan. 12, 1916, in Toledo, a daughter of the late Lester & Minnie (Lapinske) Taylor. On May 13, 1941, she married Leon A. Hayne in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death April 25, 2003. Lenora was a homemaker and a …

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Martyn H. “Bear” Smith, 69

*MARTYN H. “BEAR” SMITH* age 69 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Monday morning August 30, 2010 at his home. He was born March 14, 1941 in Sturgis, Michigan a son of the late Hubert and Dorothy (Lampe) Smith. Bear had resided his entire life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1959. …

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Lyle Swinehart, 77

Lyle R. Swinehart, age 77, of White Pigeon passed away Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at his home.  He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 11, 1933, a son of Therlow and Mary Fern (Myrick) Swinehart.   Lyle served in the US Army from 1953 – 1955. He worked for Niblock Excavating and he also owned a small engine …

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Dorothy Stears, 98

Dorothy  L. Stears, age 98, Sturgis, formerly of Constantine died Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born October l5, 1911, in the same house where her grandmother and mother were born on Lutz Road in Florence Township, Constantine, the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Haas) Caseman. The family moved to Constantine in …

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Wendell Malcolm, 89

Wendell Holmes Malcolm, age 89, of Colon, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at his home, after several months of failing health. Wendell was born May 3, 1921, in Hastings, a son of the late Charles A. and Minnie (Sisson) Malcolm. Wendell graduated from Lake Odesa High School with the class of 1939. He then served in the U.S. Army …

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Carlton Pursley, 79

Carlton Theodore Pursley, age 79, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 28, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born April 6, 1931, in Sturgis, a son of the late Carlton Theodore and Blanche Ruth (VonMeter) Pursley. Carlton was a lifelong Sturgis area resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1950. On …

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