Ronnie Lynn Baldwin
47, of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Mr. Baldwin was born July 4, 1954, in Carson City, Michigan, the son of Kerry Baldwin and Janis Griswold. He is survived by his wife Yon Hwa (Choe) Baldwin, son Jimmy Baldwin and (Jenny Moening) of East Lansing, Michigan, 3 grandchildren Japhett, Jaden and Jolie, father Kerry (Cleo) Baldwin of Crystal, Michigan, mother Janis (Tom) Baldwin of Riverdale, Michigan, sisters Linda Kramer of Portland, Michigan, Karen (Michael) Odenwald of Fenwick, Michigan, 1 niece, 2 nephews, 1 great niece, 2 aunts, 1 uncle, 1 great aunt, several step sisters and step brothers. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Michigan with Rev. Tom Peters officiating. Visitation will be 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Friday at Pray Funeral Home.
Elaine Ellen Jarvis
59, of Charlotte, Michigan, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Elaine was born June 9, 1942, in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Irene (Denny) Jarvis. She is survived by son Carey (Alexis) Jarvis of Lansing, Michigan, brother Duane Jarvis of Charlotte, Michigan. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Michigan with Pastor Ricardo Torres officiating. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Marian A. Raths Kinzie
92, of Charlotte, Michigan, died Thursday, June 06, 2002. Mrs. Kinzie was born February 20, 1910, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Clifford and Florence (Chapman) Holley. Mrs. Kinzie was a school teacher at the Grammer School and Eaton Rapids Public School retiring in 1975. She graduated from Detroit Central High School, earned a B.S. Degree from Michigan Agriculture College in 1932 and a Masters Degree from the Buffalo State Teachers College in 1952. Marian was a member of the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church and the Naomi Circle at the church. She was also a member of the Eaton County Retired Teachers Association and MSU Alumni Association. She is survived by her loving family, son Charles H. (Eleanor) Raths of Nashville, Tennessee, daughter Martha L. Raths of Charlotte, sons Donald C. (Virginia) Raths of Downers Grove, Illinois, Herbert L. (Lisa) Raths of Charlotte, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert John Raths in 1953. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2002 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Michigan with Rev. George Fleming officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Sarnia, Ontario. Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Pray Funeral Home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church.
Alani Brendolyn Cates
of Charlotte, Michigan, newborn infant daughter of Jason and Jill (Fedewa) Cates, died Saturday, June 15, 2002. Alani was born June 10, 2002 in Charlotte, Michigan. She is survived by her parents, brother Alexander, sisters Alicia and Allie, grandparents, Ken & Donna Fedewa of Charlotte, Dennis & Judith Cates of Charlotte, great grandparents Monte & Margaret Milliron of Livonia, Josephine Cates of Charlotte, several aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated 11AM Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Denis Spitzley officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 PM Monday at Pray Funeral Home.
Doris Ilene Rockwell
of Charlotte, died Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the age of 90. Mrs. Rockwell was born February 8, 1912 at the family home in Vermontville, the daughter of Herman and Sylvia (Briggs) Gusey. She retired from the State of Michigan, Personnel Office in 1975, was a homemaker and assisted on the family farm. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kalamo. She was preceded in death by her husband Elam M. in 1982 and is survived by son Elam "Rocky" (Diana) Rockwell, daughter Audrey (David) Starr, grandchildren Kevin Rockwell, Shawn and Damian Starr, great grandchildren Heather and Travis Rockwell, all of Charlotte. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at the Vermontville Bible Church with Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Interment will be at the Hastings Township Cemetery in Barry County. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.
Nina J. Lee
61, of Charlotte, Michigan, died Friday, June 21, 2002. Mrs. Lee was born September 30, 1940, in Harrisburg, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph J. and Wilma K. (Reynolds) Abernathy. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Gary Lee, daughter Kelly R. Lee of Charlotte, sons Alan D. (Annette) Lee of Nashville, Ralph D. (Kate) Lee of Kalamazoo, 7 grandchildren, Jamie, Aaron, Andrea, Dillon, Aaron, Brianna and Brandy, sisters Debbie (Walt) Ribby of Eaton Rapids, Lisa Wood of Lansing, Lori Keyes (Kevin Frisbie) of Holt, brothers Sam (Floyce) Abernathy of Charlotte, Rich (Mary) Abernathy of Charlotte, Phil (Mary) Abernathy of Illinois, Jeff (Sandy) Jester of Coloma, stepmother Gloria Abernathy of Eaton Rapids, stepfather Joe Jester of Benton Harbor. She was preceded in death by her parents, sons Gary Lee Jr. in 1975 and Mark E. Lee in 1996. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2002 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte with Pastor Merle Bradley officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte. Visitation will be 6 - 8 pm Saturday and 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm Sunday at Pray Funeral Home.
55 of Charlotte, died Saturday, June 22, 2002 at his residence. Mr. Hartig was born June 16, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Marshall and Eileen (Foster) Hartig. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was employed as an Enforcement Officer for Eaton County Friend of The Court and a deputy with the Eaton County Sheriff Department. He is survived by his wife Toni (Munson), sons Dan (Pam) Hartig of Eaton Rapids, Joe Hartig III of Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, Justin Hartig of Charlotte, daughters Lori Schroeder of Holt, Julie Hartig of Charlotte, Amy (Mike) Mollitor of DeWitt, eight grandchildren, Hailey, Nicholas, Alexis, Mara, Skyler, Dylan, Tyler, Jayden, mother Eileen Hartig, brothers Jeff (Sharon) Hartig of Mason, Jon (Dawn) Hartig of Lansing, David Hartig, Mike (Kim) Hartig both of Holt, sisters Carol Barish of DeWitt, Cheryl (Jim) Ordway of Holt, Chris (Tom) Graham of Dimondale. He was preceded in death by his son, Joe, Jr. and father, Marshall. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Pastor Joseph D. Huston officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of choice in the name of Joe M. Hartig.
Shirly Ann Willison
65, of Charlotte, Michigan, died Monday, June 24, 2002. Mrs. Willison was born July 2, 1936, in Ionia, Michigan, the daughter of Jesse and Myrtle (Richards) King. Mrs. Willison attended Nashville Baptist Church. Shirley is survived by her husband of 42 years John "Jack" Willison, son Mike (Judy) Willison of Charlotte, daughters Lori (Tim) Gerard of Lowell, Karen Willison of Charlotte, 4 grandchildren Chris, Kevin, Josh, and Kari, brothers Bob King of Grand Rapids, and Kenny (Pat) King of Alto. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002 at Nashville Baptist Church with Pastor Lester DeGroot officiating. Interment will be in Perry Cemetery in Brookfield Township. Visitation will be 7 - 9 pm Tuesday, and 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm Wednesday at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Michigan. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Nashville Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Association.
Beverly Olive Nighbert
age 61 of Charlotte, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002 in Battle Creek. Mrs. Nighbert was born July 11, 1940 in Limestone, Michigan, the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Roy) Johnson. She had been employed for many years at Eaton Manor as a nurse's aide. She loved to sew, tend her flowers and to help anyone who needed her help. She is survived by sons Randy Pelto of Vermontville, Ron Winters of Scandia, daughter Sue (William) Vance of Bellevue, grandchildren Tabitha and Billi Jean Vance, and Ramsey Winters, mother Pearl Tweedale of Chatham, brother Ron Johnson of Lansing, sisters Loretta Peterson of Marquette, Sandy Laukkanen of Chatham, Norma Larson of Negaunee, several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2002 at the Free Methodist Church in Charlotte, with Rev. Paul Davis officiating.
Harry A. Salter
92, of Three Rivers, formerly of Charlotte, died June 26, 2002, in Three Rivers. Mr. Salter was born March 16, 1910, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of George S. and Maude R. (Keyes) Salter. He had been a grocery store manager all of his working life. Surviving are: his long time companion, Hazel Boudo, two sons, Richard H. of Hayward, California, and James H. of Battle Creek, two grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy Gilmore. A graveside committal service will be held 3 PM, Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, with R. Raymond Rossell officiating.
56, of Vermontville, Michigan, died June 26, 2002 in Ann Arbor. Mr. Evans was born September 25, 1945, in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Theodore R. and Beatrice S. (Kill) Evans. He had been employed by Custom Classic Creation in Potterville and was a member of the Potterville Church of the Nazarene, belonged to the Hastings Car Club and served with the United States Air Force in Viet Nam. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judith (Powell) Evans, daughter Teresa (James) Keel of Charlotte, son Scott (Melissa) Evans of Delton, grandchildren Wendy, Aleisha, Ryan and Amanda. He was preceded in death by his father in 1984, mother in 1968 and a granddaughter in 1991. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Rev. Mark Slocum officiating. Interment will be in East Sebewa Cemetery in Sunfield, Michigan.
Bertie F. Burt
78 of Charlotte, Michigan, died June 27, 2002. Mrs. Burt was born February 4, 1924 in Luray, Virginia, the daughter of George and Bertie (Nicholson) Corbin. Mrs. Burt was a member of the Church of God of Charlotte. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Glen Burt, sons Allen of Charlotte, Gary (Julie) of Mulliken, Jim of Charlotte, Fred (Cyndy) of Charlotte, Doug of Battle Creek, daughters Judy (Don) Thornhill or Franklin, GA, Lois Kettner of Charlotte, Sandy (Dean) Parish of Charlotte, Marlene (Mike) Davids of Acworth, GA. and Margaret (Ed) Johnson of Grand Ledge, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Larry and Jerry and grandson, Garry Jr. Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday, July 1, 2002, at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Rev. Rich Mitterling officiating. Visitation will be 7-9 Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Alma (Stults) Bingham
83, of Nashville, Michigan, died Friday, June 28, 2002, at Pennock Hospital in Hastings. She was born July 27, 1918 in Convis Township, Calhoun County, to Adelbert and Catherine (Shope) Stults. She lived in Battle Creek for 35 years before moving to Nashville, Barry County, in 1971. Alma attended four one-room schools: Porter, Striped, Kibler and Section. She graduated from Olivet High School in 1935 and married Elmer Bingham in 1937. He preceded her in death May 1992. Alma retired from Kellogg Company in 1976 with over 30 years of service. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary in Nashville. She loved her family and enjoyed her home, friends, fishing, camping and Euchre cards. Surviving are two sons, Charles L. (Gloria) Bingham of Battle Creek, James R. Bingham (Jocelyn Frankow) of the Netherlands, two grandchildren, Charles R. Bingham of Battle Creek and Christopher S. Bingham of Grand Rapids. In addition to her husband, Alma was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Edna Masters and Thelma Allen; brothers, Lewis "Mike" Stults, Leslie (Tim) Stults and baby Seth. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with R. Raymond Rossell officiating.