Herschel Lee Spinks
From: The Birmingham News, Sunday, September 23, 1990:
Herschel Lee Spinks, 84, of Midfield died Thursday. He was a retired bus driver for the Birmingham Transit Authority, a retired employee of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a member of Fairfield Baptist Church, Leisure Club and Birmingham Transit Union. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Elmwood Chapel with burial in Elmwood. Survivors: daughter, Ms. Jacqueline Spinks Milligan, Pineville, LA; sisters, Mrs. Vera Owens, Mableton, Ga, Mrs. Lessie Coalson, Carolton, Ga and Mrs. Thelma Green, Dallas, Ga, and Mrs. Mittie Camp, Jasper; brother, Owen P. Spinks, Lewisburg, NC.
Dr. Uriah M. Adams
Dr. Uriah M. Adams, age 82, of 214 South Jones Street, Marcellus died Sunday morning, April 2, 1989 in Reed City Hospital, Reed City following one months illness. He was born March 19, 1907 in Porter Township, Van Buren County, the son of Chester H. and Roxanna (Bent) Adams. He was a 1923 graduate of Marcellus High School and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1930. He opened his office in Marcellus in 1931 and retired in August 1986. Dr. Adams was a member of the American Medical Association, the Michigan State Medical Society, a life member and charter Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 1980 he received a 50 year Family Physician award from the American Academy of Family Physicians. On several occasions he had been Chief of Staff at Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, served 12 years on the Marcellus Community Schools Board and was active in the Boy Scouts of America. On September 21, 1943, he married Clarice A. Nemmers who preceded him in death August 16, 1987. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Wetherell of Baldwin and Mrs. Michael (Mary) West of Paso Robles, California; three sons, George of South Bend, Indiana, John of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and James of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Francis (Dorothy) Morse of Kalamazoo. He was preceded in death by one brother, Leslie Adams. A funeral mass was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 5 in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Bernard Horst officiating. Interment was in Marcellus Cemetery and memorials were directed to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church or the Marcellus Ambulance services. Arrangements were handled by the Romig Funeral Home.
Inez Wesson Sykes
From: The Birmingham News, Sunday, September 21, 1997:
Mrs. Inez Wesson Sykes, age 80, of Mountain Brook, passed away on September 19, 1997. Mrs. Sykes was a member of the Woodlawn Methodist Church. Survivors include: daughter, Sondra Sykes Smaha; son-in-law, Donald Smaha; grandson, John Wesson Smaha; granddaughter-in-law, Robyn Smaha. Graveside service will be Sunday, Spetember 21 at 2:30 p.m., at Elmwood Cemetery.
Deceased Name: Elizabeth Lavonia Mollers
Elizabeth Lavonia Mollers, beloved wife of John; fond mother of John A. and
the late Charles Brown; grandmother of four and great-grandmother of seven.
Member of Ladies Society lodge, No. 136, B. of L. F. and E. Funeral Monday,
May 9, 1:30 p.m., at funeral home, 5300-12 W. Belmont avenue. Interment
Woodlawn cemetery. Palisade 5-8740.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
May 08, 1955
Obituary: Unknown Newspaper
Obituary for Thomas McKain who died on July 31, 1897
Thomas McKain was born in Ireland in 1818 and died at his home in Volina Saturday morning July 31st. In 1836 he married Jane Morrow, they coming to America in 1849. Mrs. McKain died but a month ago. Rev. J. H. Hammond preached the funeral sermon and the interment was in the Nicholsville cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS We return our sincere thanks to the kind friends and neighbors who assisted us during the last sickness and burial of our father. HIS CHILDREN
Obituary of Jane Morrow McKain June 28, 1897
Jane Morrow was born in Down county, Ireland, February 25, 1816. She was married to Thomas McKain in 1836, and came to America in the spring of 1849. They lived in the state of New York seven years and then came to Michigan and made their home in Porter, Van Buren county. Eight children were born to them, seven of whom, with her husband, survive her. They were all with her in the last moments, which was a great joy to her as she retained her mind till within a few hours of her passing awway. She asked if they would all be with her and when told they would said, "O, I am so happy, happy, happy." She was prepared and willing to go. The last words one of her sons could catch were, "In my Father's Kingdom, on the first floor."
She had been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church in her old home. She was a true wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor, beloved by young and old. Knowing how bright and good everything seemed to her we truly feel that her last years were her best.
Dorothy M. Morse
Mrs. Dorothy M. Morse, age 79, of 2300 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, died Tuesday, June 8, 1993 at the Upjohn Nursing Home in Kalamazoo following a 6 month illness. She was born October 21, 1913 in Porter Township, Van Buren County, the daughter of Chester H. and Roxanna A. (Bent) Adams. She graduated from Marcellus High School in 1932. Mrs. Morse was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo and A.A.R.P. On May 1, 1943 in Marcellus she married Francis L. Morse who survives. Surviving besides her husband, Francis are two sons, Bruce A. of Mount Dora, Florida and Rolland L. of Schoolcraft; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Leslie Adams and Dr. Uriah Adams. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 1993 in the Romig Funeral Home with Rev. George Hartmann of the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo officiating. Burial was in the Marcellus Cemetary. Memorials may be directed to the Senior Services, Inc. of Kalamazoo.
Mrs. Mary Sykes
Mrs. Mary Sykes, 94, 618 Main street, St. Joseph, died at 5:20 a.m. today in Shoreham Terrace nursing home. Mrs. Sykes was born in Porter township, Nov. 21, 1876, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mason Adams. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William A. (Ruth) Brown of Tyron, N.C., and Mrs. Moulton (Louise) Davis of St. Joseph, with whom Mrs. Sykes had made her home; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude P. in 1949; a son, Wayne Sykes; and a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Jane) DeHaven. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Kerlikowske and Starks funeral home. The Rev. Robert F. Andrews, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Keeler cemetary. The family has suggested that memorials be made to the Berren County Cancer Service.
Funeral card of Mary Adams Sykes
In Memory of Mary Adams Sykes
Born November 21, 1876 Porter Township, Michigan
Date of Death December 7, 1970
Services from Kerlikowske and Starks Chapel
December 9, 1970 11 A.M.
Clergyman officiating Rev. Robert F. Andrews
Final Resting Place Keeler Cemetary Keeler, Michigan
Casketbearers: R .M. Mitchell L. L. Filstrup M. S. Ross W. A. Preston R. J. Criddle William B. Minary
Honolulu Advertiser, June 2001.
Christopher Ano, 81, of Koloa, Kauai, a former officer for the Honolulu Police Department, died last Thursday in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was also a retired controller for the Federal aviation Administration and a U.S. Navy veteren. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Zenaida B.; sons Harold, Allan, Jeff and Chris; sister Ethylyn Alexander; 14 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 6-9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual or aloha attire.
MRS. J. H. FLETCHER
Sophia Elizabeth Fletcher, age 88, died Monday, June 15, 1953, in Helen's Haven Convalescent Home in Dowagiac. Her hip was broken in a fall February 9, and she was in Lee Memorial hospital 11 weeks before removal to Helen's Haven, where she has been the past seven weeks. She was born September 2, 1864, in Schoolcraft, Mich., fifth in a family of eight children, to Frederick and Julia (Grogan) Stute, all of whom preceded her in death. She was married September 11, 1881, to Julius H. Fletcher. Four children were born to them. Mabel, Mrs. L. S. Long, died in 1923; her only son, Wyborne, two years ago July 4; and her youngest daughter, May, Mrs. Alex Kettles, July 27, 1952. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Emory Brown, with whom she had lived the last five years; four grandsons, Arden McNinet of San Francisco, Gerry and Merton Brown of Battle Creek, and Donald Brown, of Buchanan; a granddaughter, Barbara, Mrs. Ivan Wheaton of Holland, Mich.; and 9 great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews and many friends. Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the Evangelical United Bretheran church and of the Eastern Star Lodge. Funeral services will be held in the Romig Funeral Home, today (Thursday, June 18) at 2:30 p.m., conducted by her pastor, Rev. Gerald Wilkie. Pallbearers will be her four grandsons. Burial in Marcellus cemetary.
Death of Mason Adams
After being in poor health for about five years and confined to his bed most of the time during the past year, Mason Adams died Monday morning at his home in South Bend. The body was brought to the home of his brother Chester where funeral services are being held today. Mr. Adams lived in this vicinity for many years and formerly owned the store at Chamberlain. About twenty years ago he went to South Bend where he has since engaged in business.
Mason Adams, a well known former resident here, passed away Monday morning at his home in South Bend after several years illness. Services will be held at his home, Thursday morning, after which the remains will be brought to the parental home now owned by his brother Chester Adams where the funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. His widow, three brothers and two sisters, and a host of relatives are left to mourn their loss.
Dr. and Mrs. Ross Adams of Kalamazoo, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Sykes of Benton Harbor, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Adams of Paw Paw, Mrs. Ann Adams and son Frank Adams, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Thorton and daughter Rena of Lawton, Mrs. Ray Mitchell of Ostemo, Mr. Joel McKain of Detroit, Mrs. David McKain of New Carlisle, Ind., Mrs. George Adams and son Jack of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Lidie and Rev. Brown of South Bend, Mr. and Mrs. George Biddleman and daughter of Vicksburg were among those from away to attend the funeral of Mason Adams of South Bend, held at the home of Chester Adams Thursday June 7.
Mrs. George Adams and Jack of Detroit spent from Thursday till Sunday at the home of her brothers, Chester and Archie Adams.
Mason C. Adams, son of Uriah and Jane Adams was born December 25, (word missing) and passed to a higher life from his home in South Bend, Ind. June 4, 1928. November 21, 1900 he was united in marriage to Pearl Eisenhauer and for sixteen years they have resided in South Bend but was brought to his birth place, boyhood home for services and burial. Besides his devoted wife he leaves two sisters and three brothers and a host of friends to mourn, also members of K. P. lodge of which he has been a member since living in South Bend.
An Unusually Large Funeral, This Afternoon
Seldom has the death of a private citizen caused more universal regret throughout the whole city than that of Allen McKain, and seldom has the dead been followed to its last resting place by a more imposing cortege of citizens. The entire plant of D. M. Osborne & Co., was shut down, th(word missing) afternoon and crape streamers of mourning waved in the breeze from every entrance.At 2:30 o'clock this afternoon private services were held at the home of the deceased, for the family, conducted by Rev. William Searls, D. D., and Rev. William Hubbard, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The services were simple, consisting of a brief prayer and the reading of an appropriate psalm.At 3 o'clock the concluding services were held at the First Presbyterian church. The large auditorium was completely filled with sorrowing friends, gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to the dead. Over six hundred employees of D. M. Osborne & Co., with whom the deceased had for so many years been numbered, occupied reserved seats in the body of the church. The services were vary (sp) simple. Rev. Mr. Hubbard offered prayer and read suitable passages of Scriptures, and a brief but feeling eulogy was delivered by Rev. Dr. Searls, a life long friend of the deceased. Mrs. C. M. Elliot sang two solos, "Nearer My God to Thee," the favorite hymn of Mr. McKain, and "Sometime We'll Understand."
The bearers were G. W. Allen, D. A. Smith, John Underwood, Charles Schellenger, D. J. Cuykendall of this city; Fred White of Scranton, Pa.; David Herbert of Philadelphia, Pa.
The floral tributes were handsome and elaborate, among them being: Gates Ajar, J. C. Stout, Dexter A. Smith, D. J. Cuykendall, W. B. Hislop, C. A. Smith, L. W. Stevens, J. E. Storke, Bernard Timmerman, Cyrenus Wheeler, jr., C.D. MacDougall, William Cosgrove, David Herbert, Thomas McCrea; shield, Machine Shop No. 1; broken wheel, Mower room; Rock of Ages, mill employees; A. O. U. W. crescent; triangle, Cayuga Lodge of K. of P.; broken wheel, superintendent and foreman of D. M. Osborne & Co.; massive harp, "at rest" on base, D. M. Osborne & Co.; pillow, "faithful," G. W. Allen; cross, George B. Parks; wreath, E. D. Metcalf; wreath, Mrs. D. M. Osborne and family; crescent, Dr. and Mrs. Searls and Mrs. E. A. Woodin; crescent, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Kosters; crescent, H. B. Fay; wreath, W. H. Maynard, pillow, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. White; basket, Mr. and Mrs. T. Peterson and Charles Elger; basket, Mr. and Mrs. Broad.
The interment was in Fort Hill cemetery.
Sallie Inez Adams
From: The Selma Times Journal, Monday, August 9, 1926
Death claimed Mrs. Sallie Inez Adams, 25, at midnight Sunday night in a Selma hospital where for two weeks past she had been under treatment. Mrs. Adams was the daughter of W. E. Friday now of Quincy, Florida and formerly of Plantersville. She was reared in Plantersville and was a member of Old Fellowship Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending the arrival of absent relatives. The immediate family consists of the father, W. E. Friday, a brother, Leonard Friday, also of Quincy, Florida, and three sisters, Miss Annie Mae Friday, Mrs. Ada Benson, and Mrs. C. C. Abrams, all of Plantersville.
Oscar D. Adams
From a local Chilton County Newspaper, Dated October 6, 1938:
Oscar D. Adams, age 49, Maplesville, died Saturday at the Veteran's Hospital in Tuscaloosa. Burial was at Maplesville Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Velma Headley Adams, 2 sons, his Mother, Mrs. William Adams, 5 sisters, and 3 brothers. His Mother, Mrs. Mary Harrison Adams was born in England.