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Claude Harrison Murray, Jr.

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Claude (Skip) Harrison Murray, Jr., of Eaton Rapids, passed away April 7, 2023, at the age of 79. Skip was born in Lansing, MI, October 18, 1943, the son of Claude and Dorothy (Robbins) Murray. Skip was a life-long resident of Eaton Rapids. He graduated from Lansing Community College and retired from General Motors. Skip enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, traveling out west, was an avid NASCAR fan and mostly enjoyed spending time at the cottage. He was a volunteer and board member of the Pere Marquette Snowmobile Club.
Skip is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Ken) Brochu of Seeley Lake, MT and Rene’ (Tim Smith) Nobert of Jackson; grandchildren, Lindsey (Tom) Freels of Seattle, Brendon Brochu of Bozeman, and Ashley Nobert of Jackson; brother, Tom (Phyllis) Murray of Grand Ledge; sister-in-law, Kathy Murray of Eaton Rapids; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Janet (Montross) Murray; sister, Linda Murray; brothers, Ralph and Raymond Murray; sister-in-law, Janet Murray and brother-in-law, James Montross.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel, with interment following in Dimondale Cemetery. Visitation took place on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pere Marquette Snowmobile Club, PO Box 1153 Evart, MI 49631. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

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Pennie Jean Newberry

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The family of Pennie Newberry, age 71, of Eaton Rapids, MI is saddened to announce her passing on April 7, 2023. Pennie was born on June 29, 1951.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Charlie (Amanda) Newberry, Wanda Newberry, Eva Clother, Melody (Robert) Passolt and Dennis Hurd; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Zoe, Savanna, Cooper, Levi, Ty, Trista, Tia, Felicia, Patience, Miranda, and Trent; multiple great-grandchildren including a great-granddaughter Isabel with whom she had a very special relationship; sisters, Bobbie Mohler, Charla (Greg) Rudderow, Kaye (John) Mueller and many nieces and nephews.
Pennie was preceeded in death by her loving husband of 32 years, Wayne Newberry; her parents, Charles and Wanda Head; and nephew, Travis Peterson.
Pennie loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was always involved and adored watching everyone grow. Her face always lit up when she shared stories about their accomplishments. Pennie was an excellent cook, and everyone could feel her love in the food she prepared, whether that be for a small family get-together or a large gathering.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date for the family to celebrate Pennie’s life.

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Betty June Parr

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Betty June (Hall) Parr was born on November 26, 1928, in Emmett Township (Battle Creek), Michigan, the daughter of Alva A. Hall and Thersa (Lamb) Hall. On August 16, 1946, Betty married Russell W. Parr in Angola, Indiana.
Betty raised five children while helping Russell on their farm. She was a caregiver, and no one ever left her home hungry. She loved family gatherings, gardening, playing cards and horseshoes, reading, bowling and spending time fishing and relaxing at their Diamond Lake cabin.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 73 years, Russell; brother, Harold; and daughter-in-law, Tammy Parr. She is survived by her children, Marcia (Jerry) Robinson of Battle Creek, Steven (Janet) Parr of Bellevue, Mary (James) Adrianson of Hickory Corners, Gary (Rose) Parr and Russell Parr, Jr. both of Vermontville; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held at the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service on Friday, April 14, 2023 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following at 5:00 p.m. A memorial dinner will be provided following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bellevue Memorial Scholarship Fund, 201 North Main Street, Bellevue, MI 49021 or the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 456 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service. 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com.

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Charles Henry Holliday

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Charles “Chuck” Henry Holliday, a devoted husband, brother, and friend, died at his home on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Chuck, 90, of Eaton Rapids, was born May 21, 1932, in Olivet, MI. the son of Roy and Elizabeth (Lott) Holliday. Following graduating from Dimondale High School Chuck enlisted in the Army where he was a Radio Operator. Upon returning home he married Myrtle Swan on May 12, 1956, and the couple devoted their life together for 67 years. He worked as a Milk Hauler for Myrtle’s father until he took over the business until his retirement in 1989. Many will remember Chuck for being a simple man that enjoyed fishing, hunting, working around his yard, spending time with his family and friends, and wintering in Florida in the Port Charlotte area. Above all Chuck was proud of his marriage and the home that he and Myrtle built.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Myrtle; godson, David (Rita) Shively; sister, Kim Holliday; sister-in-law, Cindy (Mike) Eagan; nephew, Todd (Linda) Burns; and niece, Tami (Jim) Corwin. His family would like to give a special thanks to Jim and Marcia Case, and Steve Murray for all their help over the years. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Betty Goff; and all his beloved dogs from over the years.
Friends are encouraged to support Chuck’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home, with Pastor John Bailey officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Parkinson’s Association or a charity of your choice. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Dorothy Jones

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Dorothy Jones, of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 12:00 Noon at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 205 N. Elizabeth St., Bellevue, Michigan 49021 with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com.

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Dean Ellis Parsons

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Dean Ellis Parsons of Eaton Rapids passed away April 4, 2023, with his family by his side. Dean was born in Eaton Rapids, April 24, 1947, the son of Wayne and Margaret (Gillette) Parsons. He was a 1965 graduate of Eaton Rapids High School. Dean was drafted into the US Army where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War for two years, earning several service medals including three Bronze Stars and a Sharp-Shooter Medal and was later transferred into the Army Reserves serving for several more years. He worked and retired from Owens Illinois in Charlotte. His hobbies included farming, cutting wood, mowing his lawn, hunting deer and turkey and in his younger years, ice fishing.
Dean is survived by his son, Dean (Angie) Parsons Jr., of Springport; daughter, Dede Parsons of Lansing; grandchildren, Dakota Keating, Derek (Julie McCormack) Keating; brothers, Wayne Parsons and Gayle (Shirley) Parsons; girlfriend of 24 years, Teresa Uhl; her four children and adopted grandchildren, Parker, Jameson and Sienna Barnett; eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom Parsons and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 12-2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW National Home for Children. To leave online condolences for the family please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

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Teresa L. Arlen

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Teresa L. Arlen passed away in Wilmington, NC on November 7, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held April 15, 2023, at the First Congregational Church in Eaton Rapids. Refreshments/and food from 1-3 p.m. Service at 3 p.m., celebration continues after services until 5 p.m.

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Doris Nell Hall

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Doris Nell Hall (nee Mills) of Eaton Rapids. Doris was born February 7, 1934, in Gleason, Tennessee and passed away peacefully on March 31, 2023, at Eaton Community Palliative Care. She moved to Lansing with her parents in 1940 and then to Charlotte. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1952. Doris married her soulmate and love of her life, Edward A Hall on January 17, 1954. They moved to Eaton Rapids in 1969. As an only child, Doris reveled in her large extended family. She was a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, raising her three children as well as many others in the community. Her passions included teaching Sunday School and organizing funeral luncheons at First United Methodist Church where she was also a long-term member of United Methodist Women, Priscilla Circle and Friendship Group.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Autry (Dick) Mills and Madge Mills; half-brother, Richard Mills; first cousin, Thomas Smythe and Aunt Elsie Smythe. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Edward Hall; her children, David Hall (Melani), Sheri Beecroft (William) and Linda Hall-Gutzki (Doug); seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday, April 5th at the First United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the United Methodist Church for United Methodist Women or The Gideons. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

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Linda Sue Lundberg

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Linda Sue Lundberg of Eaton Rapids, MI passed away on April 2, 2023, at the age of 71. Linda was born on January 9, 1952, in Lansing, MI the daughter of Kenneth and Ronaldine (Ebright) Goodnoe. She was raised in Eaton Rapids where she graduated from high school class of 1970. Linda worked as a legal secretary for Dave Williams Law Firm, retiring in 2017. She loved vacationing to Silver Lake and spending time at her family cottage in Pentwater. Linda enjoyed dancing, doing DJ trivia, and attending NASCAR races at MIS with her late husband, Bob. She will be affectionately remembered for her wild and goofy antics and for her love of her friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert Lundberg and brother, Keith Goodnoe.
Surviving are her children, Raquel (Leon) Stark, Tanya (Ron) Davis, Lucas (Stephanie Terry) Lundberg, Donald Lundberg, Jolie Lundberg; grandchildren, Savannah Davis, Abigail Davis, Arianna Louden, Aliyah Villegas, Brandon (Diana) Davis; great grandchildren, Grayson, Eli, Caden; sisters, Cindy (Dean) Galusha, Linda Goodnoe; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids Chapel with visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Elara Caring Hospice in memory of Linda. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com

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David Anderson

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David Anderson, 68, of Huger, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at home Monday, March 20, 2023, after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Michigan on April 13, 1954, to Jewelene and Earl Anderson.
Dave enjoyed riding and racing motorcycles, working on their farm, hunting and spending time with family and friends. He was retired from a career in sales.
Dave was predeceased by his father Earl Anderson, sister Susan Burns, and his stepson Braden Hodges. He is survived by his loving wife, Paige; and his caring daughter, Michelle Blythe (Greg) of Conway, SC; his mother, Jewelene Anderson of Eaton Rapids; his brother, Don Anderson of Eaton Rapids; his stepdaughter, Katie DuPre (Michael) of Moncks Corner, SC.; and stepdaughter-in-law, Ariana Hodges of Ridgeville, SC. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Alex and Chloe Montgomery, Blaise and Finley Hodges, and Remley DuPre. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the non-profit organization Roadracing World (for safety and injury protection) at roadracingworld.com or Roadracing World Action Fund, P.O. Box 1428, Lake Elsinore, CA 92531.

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