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October 10, 2004

Obituaries


      DAISY AILEEN BLACKFORD, 78, of Traverse City, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Munson Hospice House.
      Visitation will take place at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home today, Oct. 10, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home, with visitation one hour prior to the services. Tim Kellogg will officiate. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. in the Caldwell Cemetery east of Manton.
     
      VIOLET M. CLARKE, 90, of Beulah and formerly of Kalamazoo, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.
      Arrangements are by the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
     
      GROVER C. SCOTT III, 59, of Elk Rapids, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Munson Medical Center.
      Private family services will be held in Florida.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      SOUTH BOARDMAN - Newton J. Miller, 83, of South Boardman, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center in Kalkaska. He was born on April 19, 1921, in Garfield Township, the son of Bert and Marguerite (Anker) Miller. He married Lucille A. Hall on June 9, 1944, in South Boardman.
      Newton was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army. He worked for the DNR and retired after 30 years of service.
      He loved music and could play 17 instruments, his favorites being the steel guitar, fiddle, guitar and mandolin. He played for many dances over the years and recently would play at the Kalkaska Senior Citizen Center. Newton enjoyed his pair of ponies, tinkering on cars and driving around in the country.
      Surviving Newton is his wife, Lucille; sisters, Lorene Sieffert of Kalkaska and Joan (Ralph) Clous of Kingsley; brother-in-law, John Spencer; sister-in-law, Lucille Miller; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne; sisters, Nita, Maisy, Myrna, Edna and Elna Yvonne.
      Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at 11 a.m., at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. The Rev. Kimberland Hough of Garfield Country Church officiated. Military honors were provided by Kalkaska VFW Post 8684. Burial was in Garfield Township Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made on Newton's behalf, to the Kalkaska County Commission of Aging, 303 S. Coral St., Kalkaska, MI 49646.
      Arrangements were made by the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      CEDAR - Lloyd A. Reid, 87, of Cedar, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Birchwood Nursing Center.
      Lloyd was born on Oct. 4, 1917, in Acme, the son of Margaret (Anderson) and Arlo Reid. He married Minnie O. Franklin on Sept. 17, 1938, in Traverse City.
      A life long resident of the area, Lloyd, who was a plumber by trade, was part owner of Axtell Plumbing and Heating for a number of years.
      He was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy, and was a charter member of the Elmwood Township Volunteer Fire Dept. A member of the East Bay Masonic Lodge 264 F&AM , Lloyd was also a member of the Shriners. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the American Legion, served on the school board for the Maple Leaf school, served on the Elmwood Township Parks and Recreation Board and also enjoyed serving as a volunteer through the Probate Court for over 30 years.
      Lloyd is survived by his children, Barbara J. (Grover) West of O'fallon, Ill., William L. (Cheryl) Reid, Michael L. (Carmen) Reid and Patricia A. (Thomas) Brzezinski, all of Traverse City; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ardath (Stewart) Butcher of Grawn.
      Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie, on June 3, 2003; grandson, David West; his parents; a sister, Jeanette Reid; and two brothers, Marion and Gilbert Reid.
      Visitation will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, with a Masonic Candlelight Memorial Service at 7 p.m., under the auspices of East Bay Masonic Lodge 264 F&AM.
      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at 11 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marvin Rosa officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Military graveside services will be provided by the honor guard of the American Legion and VFW.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Central United Methodist Church or to the East Bay Masonic Lodge.
     
      Kingsley - Lawrence "Bud" Hunter, 73, of Kingsley, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at his home,
      He was born, in Flint, on July 23, 1931, the son of Lawrence M. and Edna (Buchanan) Hunter. On Dec. 31, 1971, he married Waneta Gile in Ypsilanti.
      An avid reader, Bud was a member of the Manton Masonic Lodge, where he was a past master.
      He worked at the State Hospital in Ypsilanti until he moved to the Upper Peninsula, where he stayed for three years. Bud and his wife then settled in Kingsley, where he was the owner of Hunters Meadow Hill Care Center.
      Bud is survived by his wife, Waneta; three daughters, Kindra (Bill) Dorow, Sandra Vaydik and Jacqueline Hunter; two stepsons, William (Gayle) Burd and James Burd; sister, Barbra (Ted) Hill; 13 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is planned for Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at 1 p.m., at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Shriner Children's Hospital or to a charity of the donor's choice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marie K. Rozsa, 91, of Elmwood Township, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Munson Medical Center.
      She is survived by her daughter, RoseMarie, whom she has lived with the past four years (and through the generosity of dear friends, Dan & Deanna Harrison!); a son, James Simon of Victoria, British Columbia; her granddaughter, DarlaJo Smela of Petoskey; grandsons, Thomas Lee Smith of Holly, Phillip Simon of Springport, Aaron Simon of Liverpool, N.Y. and Daniel Zachary Simon of Victoria, British Columbia; and five great-grandchilden.
      She was predeceased by her husband, John Michael, in 1992; and her eldest son, Herbert (Sonny) Simon in 1976.
      Marie was born to Hungarian immigrants, in Brownsville, Pa., on Nov. 3, 1913, and was raised, outside Richmond, Va., on the family farm with three brothers and three sisters. Her eldest sister died in Brownsville.
      Before marriage she was a live-in governess to rich families in Richmond. She married John in 1947, moved to Detroit with her two sons from her first marriage and after 22 years moved to St. Clair Shores until after her husband's passing.
      She could have had a doctorate in Domestic Engineering! She was a gourmet cook, master gardener, the Best Mom, wife, mom-in-law, grandma, aunt, neighbor and friend to all. She was very active in her kids' schools, loved pinochle, letter writing and music. She maintained her sweet, sweet spirit through all of her trials, tragedies and aging. She gave the best hugs, kisses and back rubs till the day she died.
      Memorials may be made to ShareCare of Leelanau, Inc., PO Box 217, 215 S. High Street, Northport, MI 49670
     
      GLEN LAKE - Arthur T. Carney, formerly of Glen Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at his home in Gainesville, Fla., after an extended illness. He was 81.
      Mr. Carney was born in Wausau, Wis., and received a degree in accounting and pharmacy from Ferris State University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific as a Navy pilot. He was a retired city administrator.
      Mr. Carney had recently moved to Gainesville after spending summers in the Traverse City area. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Dunes Golf Club.
      Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ruth A. Carney of Gainesville; daughters, Susan L. Conway of Gainesville and Cathryn A. Mzoz of Mancelona; a son, Michael R. Carney of Maple Grove, Minn.; and six grandchildren.
     
     

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