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Mrs. Elsie M. Beebe of Montague

Elsie Margaret Beebe, of Montague, went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 18, 2014, in Whitehall, after complications from a stroke. She was born to William James and Hester Woods in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, on August 13, 1916. She was preceded in death by her parents, 13 siblings, 3 husbands, George Shubert, Raymond Marsh and Oliver Beebe, and her son, Wilson D. "Ted" Shubert.

Elsie was a member of the White Lake Wesleyan Church and because of her unending love for Christ, there are many people celebrating in Heaven with her today. Through the years Elsie worked at Bell Aircraft in Niagara Falls, NY, Hooker Chemical in NY and MI and retired from Howmet/Alcoa in 1978.

FAMILY: She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, Cheryl & Chris Smith, Teri & David VanHall and Stephen Shubert; her children, Elizabeth & James Beebe, Penny & Paul Carlson, Wayne & Sue Beebe and Audrey & Randy Carew; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces & nephews.

SERVICE: Was held Friday, November 21, 2014, at 1 PM, at White Lake Wesleyan Church, 503 S. Division St., Whitehall.
DONATIONS: Building Fund of White Lake Wesleyan Church.

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Mrs. Anne L. Doran of Montague

Anne L. Doran, age 74, died November 14, 2014. She was born July 5, 1940, in Mason City, Iowa, to Alfred and Marie (Wise) Becker. A Registered Nurse, she married Kenneth Doran October 21, 1961, in Iowa. She received her Nursing degree from St. Francis School of Nursing in LaCrosse, WI, and worked at Whitehall Manor for 15 years, retiring in 1982. She was a Communicant member of St. James Catholic Church. Mrs. Doran was preceded in death by grandchildren, Kara Hissong, and Sgt. Michael Nafe.

FAMILY: Her husband, Ken; children, Margaret (Mike) Everling and Theresa (Christopher) Hissong, both of Montague and Steven Doran of Montague; grandchildren, TSgt. David (Chrissy) Nafe, Ryan Felan, Amanda (Steven) Lawrence, PFC. Patrick Hissong and Nicholas Hissong; great-grandchildren, Chloe Nafe, Paris Lawrence and Callie Lawrence; her sisters, Margaret Tague of CO, Carol Hayes of NM and Veronica Groesbeck of IA.

FUNERAL LITURGY: Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 11 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, 5149 Dowling St., Montague, with the Rev. Fr. Peter Omogo presiding. Interment will be in Hart Township Cemetery, Hart.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home, 413 S. Mears Ave., in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Doran Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.

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Mary A. Ball Of Whitehall
6/20/1926 - 11/10/2014

Mary Alice Ball of Whitehall, Michigan passed away peacefully on November 10th, 2014 at the age of 88. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Randall Zane Ball, Sr. She is survived by her loving son, Zane Randall Ball, Jr. and has three loving grandchildren, Dawn Morningstar, Michelle Mexico and Zane Randall Ball, III. Her great-grandchildren are: Jessica, Holly and Taylor Landino, Ashley Kay Osborn, and Kaitlyn and Coleten Welch. Mary was a passionate artist, animal activist and humanitarian. She will be missed dearly.

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Mrs. Patricia L. Burns of Holton

Patricia L. Burns, age 71, died October 28, 2014. She was born June 9, 1943, to Elmer and Lillian (Beattie) House. She was married to James Burns, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Hawrysz, and a step-son, Tom Burns.

FAMILY: A daughter, Linda Striker; sons, Bruce Jr. (Jeanice) Striker and Ray (Emma) Striker; her grandchildren; step-daughter, Nan Skiver; step-sons, Forrest Burns and Kim Burns; a sister, Judy Swanston; brothers, Charlie Hawrysz, Elmer House and Mike House.

SERVICE: Private services have been held.

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Mr. Emery L. Marrison Jr. of Ludington

Emery Marrison, 84, of Ludington, died November 6, 2014, at Ludington Woods after a short illness. He was born March 18, 1930, in Ludington, the son of Emery Sr. and Hannah Marrison.

Emery was a graduate of Ludington High School in 1948, and married his high school sweetheart, Illeane Sommerfield, on July 2, 1949. He retired from the then Chessie System in 1985, where he was a marine operator.  Emery enjoyed his music. He play the drums in various bands around the county since he was four years old. In 1947, he joined the Scottville Clown Band, where he was an active member until his death. Emery was a member and Past President of the Ludington Eagles, a former member of the Eagles Drill Team, the Ludington Elks Club, the Moose, and auxiliary member of Ludington American Legion Post #76, and a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. Illeane enjoyed many happy times with the family, as well as camping, fishing, hunting and travelling.

He is SURVIVED by three daughters, Sandy (Bob) Guith of Pentwater, Julie (Jim) Quinn of Ludington and Laura (Bruce) Curtis of Plant City, Florida; 6 granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Illeane, his parents, a brother, Roger, a sister, Doris, a great-granddaughter, Renee Alexis Robbins and great-grandson, Matthew Dean Robbins.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 11:30 AM, at Emanual Lutheran Church, 501 E. Danaher St., Ludington, with the Rev. Domingo F. Shriver officiating.

VISITATION will be at the church from 10:30 AM until service time.

DONATIONS: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Danaher St., Ludington 49431 or Hospice of MI, 5177 W. US-10, Suite B, Ludington 49431.

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Mrs. Karen J. Beach (wife of Rev. Bruce Beach) of North Muskegon

Karen J. Beach, age 67, joined her mother and father, praising her Savior, in Heaven, on November 2, 2014. She was born September 17, 1947, in Grand Rapids, to Leon and Geraldine (Conrad) Maack. On October 7, 1966, she married Rev. Bruce A. Beach, Emeritus, Faith Baptist Church. As a member of Faith Baptist Church,Karen served in the Music Ministry and was organist at the church for many years. She was also a member of Little Black Lake Baptist Church and had worked at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents.

FAMILY: Her husband, Bruce; children, Trevor (Stacie) Beach and Tanya (Bill) Haines; grandchildren; Andrew Beach, Anna Faye Beach and Amber Skye Haines; siblings, Beverly (Paul) Kuieck of Indiana, Dale (Cindie) Maack of Hudsonville, Duane (Linda) Maack of Ada and Cheryl (Bill) Mohr of Grand Rapids; nieces and nephews.

SERVICE: Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 11 AM, at Faith Baptist Church, 3593 Whitehall Rd., North Muskegon, with the Rev. Garth Hutchinson and Rev. James A. Swierenga officiating. Interment in Twin Lake Cemetery.

VISITING TIME: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 PM, at Little Black Lake Baptist Church, 842 E. Pontaluna Rd., Norton Shores.

DONATIONS: Mercy VNS and Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49441 or the Memorial Fund of Little Black Lake Baptist Church or Memorial Fund of Faith Baptist Church.

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Mr. Gary G. Welch of Twin Lake

Gary G. Welch, age 61, died October 27, 2014. He was born February 3, 1953, in Birch, Michigan, to Franklin and Arthuretta (Dove) Welch. He earned a Bachelors Degree in college and had worked for Muskegon County Department of Community Mental Health until his death. Mr. Welch served his country in the US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick Welch, Ginger Welch and Jean Ann Welch.

His FAMILY includes his children, Gary Welch Jr., Wanita Montoya, Dawn Seloc, Bobby Jo Morris, Veronica Welch, Matt Cerria, Jessica Mickelsen, Samantha Hossmen, Sheila Carpenter and Silvester Seacrest; his siblings, Charlene Essex, Darlene Loughridge, Bill Welch, Arkie Welch, Rick Welch, Shawn Ball, Loretta Grossman, Donald Welch and Donna McFadden; nieces & nephews.

SERVICE: Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 2 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall. Interment in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Welch Family, c/o Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, Box 128, Whitehall 49461.

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Joan V. Baade of Whitehall

Joan Virginia Baade, age 89, went to join her Heavenly family, especially her two sons, Michael and Steven, on October 27, 2014.

Always known for her welcoming cup of coffee and good conversation, she leaves behind her earthly family, daughter, Valerie (John) Stokes, her grandchildren, Raechel, Jarrod, Emily, Stacey and Lucas, her great-grandchildren, Karsen, Evan, Leah, Zach, Levi and Jacob; her brother, Donald (Jane) Groendyk and a sister-in-law, Arlene Groendyk; nieces and nephews; her devoted friend, Barb Thompson.

A big thank-you to her caregivers at Heartland Health Care Center.

SERVICE: Friday, October 31, 2014, at 2 PM, at CLOCK Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

VISITING TIME: Friday, 1-2 PM at the funeral home in Whitehall.

DONATIONS: Heartland Hospice, 3230 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Suite 200, Grand Rapids 49525.

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Colton T Wood
8-28-98 to 10-19-14

Colton T Wood was called home on October 19th 2014 following brain injuries sustained from a car accident on his 16th birthday (August 28th 2014). His final days were spent in DeVos Childrens Hospital surrounded by friends and family.

Colton was born in Muskegon, MI., at the General Hospital Birthing Center, to Rev. Clinton Wood and Kasie (Smith) Wood. Though his life seemed all too short for those he left behind, he touched more lives in his 16 years than some do in 70. He had a very caring heart and was always willing to help others, or lend an ear just to listen, this was evident to us as parents during this whole process as we began to see the entire school and community pulling together and supporting us. Colton enjoyed listening to music and hanging out with friends. He played the trumpet very well and participated in the Montague HS Marching Band & Concert Band as well as the West Shore Community College Symphony.

With the passing of Colton we are reminded that we are not guaranteed tomorrow and we are thankful he knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. So as we remember Colton, we are encouraged in our faith and hope many will follow his example to love others wholeheartedly and to find Christ.

Colton is survived by his loving parents, Rev. Clinton & Kasie Wood, and two brothers, Ethan and Aryk, of Whitehall Michigan; Paternal Grandmother Rebecca McDaniels; Maternal Grandparents Chris & Cheryl Smith and Kevin & Julie Rhoades. Maternal Great Grandparents: Robert & Patricia McNabney. Aunts & Uncles: Katie Smith; Amanda & Scot Hubbard; Tiffany Wood; Tony Smith & Jennifer Richard; Adam Smith; Steve & Stephanie Shubert. Cousins: Lauren, Halee, Christopher, Bostyn, Lillian, Alex, Eliza, Breslyn, Lindsey, Kierra, Bowen, Emily. As well as many members of our extended family.

He was preceded by his Uncle Chris Smith II, Maternal Great-Grandma Barbara Novak, and Maternal Great-Great-Grandma Daisy Knollinger, Cousin Jacob McNiel, Paternal Grandpa William McDaniels, Paternal Great-Grandparents Percy & Mid Harvel.

The Memorial Service for Colton will be held at the Montague High School Auditorium on Saturday November 1st at noon with Pastors Adrien Thorne and Scott Visser officiating. Clock Funeral Home of Whitehall will be there to assist as well. There will be a luncheon immediately following.

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Mr. Scott J. Russell of Montague

Scott J. Russell, age 90, died October 7, 2014. He was born June 11, 1924, in Muskegon, to Norman and Maude (McGillis) Russell. On March 9, 1962, he married the former June Rabe, and she survives. Mr. Russell worked at DuPont de Niemors in Montague, in construction and later in maintenance at Sealed Power Corp. in Muskegon until retiring in 1986. He was a Communicant member of St. James Lutheran Church in Montague. Scott was a veteran of the Submarine Service in the US Navy in World War II, and served in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict. He was a Life member and Past Commander of White Lake VFW Post #3256, where he served on the Honor Squad for many years, was Past Commander of the Michigan Submarine Veterans of World War II, and a Life member of White Lake F & AM Lodge 196.

Mr. Russell was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Jeff, two sisters, Helen Slocum and Joyce Skinner, four brothers, Ben, Wayne, Neil and Gary Russell and his parents.

FAMILY includes his wife, June; David (Nancy) Russell of FL and Gary (Debbie) Steinberg of Jenison; 6 grand children; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; a sister, Rosemary Pursley of Whitehall; a brother, Mike (Gloria) Russell of North Muskegon; several nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 11 AM, at St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague, with the Rev. John W. Brooks officiating. A MILITARY SALUTE will be conducted by White Lake VFW Post #3256 at the church.

VISITING TIME: Saturday, October 18, 10 AM until service time, at the church in Montague.

DONATIONS: White Lake VFW Post #3256, 9370 Walsh Rd., Montague 49437 or Memorial Fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 8945 Stebbins St., Montague 49437.

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