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Sandra K. Eggleston


Sandra Kay Eggleston, 68, of Charlotte, died Saturday, September 11, 2021, in Lansing, surrounded by her family. Sandra was born October 31, 1952, in Charlotte, the daughter of Albert and Nellie (Johnson) Brandon. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1971, and the next week married Billy Eggleston on June 19, 1971. Shortly after, the two started their family with the birth of their son, Keith. Sandra worked many years as a grill cook, at the Eaton Place, Big Boy, and the County Gavel, as well as working at Mickey’s Party Store. She and Billy enjoyed bowling together on their Friday night league, and Sandra also played softball. She loved to cook, not only on the job, but baking cookies for her family, especially grandchildren. Sandra cherished her grandchildren, and her family.
Sandra is survived by her husband of 50 years, Billy Douglas Eggleston; son, Keith LaVerne Eggleston and his significant other, Heather Collins; daughter, Rose Marie Eggleston and her fiancé Devrin Beebe; four grandchildren, Amber (Ian) Nichols, Blake Peffer, Brandon Eggleston, and Jamie Collins; and her sister, Ruth Lawcock. She was predeceased by her parents and her siblings, Virginia Potter, Albert “Vern” Brandon, Mary Myers, Robert Brandon, Glen Brandon, Dixie Weaver, Donald Brandon, Ronald Brandon.
Friends are encouraged to support Sandra’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her tribute page at prayfuneral.com. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Pray Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m., prior to the service. Interment took place at Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Relay for Life. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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Harriett M. Tarnowski


Harriett Mae Tarnowski, age 85, of Charlotte, formerly of Henderson, Nev., and Metro-Detroit, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Saturday, September 11, 2021. She was born October 6, 1935, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania the daughter of William and Loretta (Barker) Dowling. Harriett was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was always concerned about the needs of others and did her best to see that everyone was well cared for. She enjoyed bowling, canning, and working as a server in several high-end restaurants. Her family always loved her spaghetti sauce, chili, stuffed porkchops, and honey baked ham. Harriett was a devoted Christian and enjoyed serving others. She was a member of the Henderson United Methodist Church in Henderson, Nevada and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Charlotte.
Harriett is survived by her children, Laura (Robert) Vipond of Charlotte, John (Debra) Tarnowski of Cal., Loretta (Glenn) Bouse of Ypsilanti; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Laura Rademacher of Miss.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Tarnowski; daughter, Mary Young; siblings, Betty Lewis, Loretta (Orin) Rush, William Dowling Jr.; brother-in-law, Melvin Rademacher; and sister-in-law, Marcie Dowling.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastors Tim Potter and Mark Booth officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial took place at Parkview Memorial Park in Livonia.
Those desiring may make contributions in Harriett’s memory to your local food bank or charity of your choice.
To view Harriett’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit burkhead-green-kilgo.com.

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Irene Jewett


Irene Jewett, of Duck Lake, Springport, Mich., our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 11, 2021, after a brave fight with lung cancer.
Irene was born August 6, 1937, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter of Howard and Ruth (Davis) Hill. She resided in Charlotte for 68 years after moving here at age 15. She proudly and loyally served her community as City Clerk for 31 years, until retiring. After retirement she joined her beloved husband traveling and causing fish to tremble in fear in numerous lakes, oceans, and states around the country.
She was a member of the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church. Her generosity and caring spirit showed in her love for many family members and friends. She held a special place in her heart for her six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, with whom she practiced her favorite hobby of gift giving. Many family members, friends, and those in the community sought her wise advice and counsel.
Surviving are her children, Greg (Corinne) Cooper, Shelley (Denny) Hagman, Rob (Karry) Jewett, Kelly (Mark) Wojtysiak, Andrea Jewett; grandchildren, Lindsey (Josh) Buckner, Brad Hagman, Cody (Brittany) Cooper, Kyli (Josh) Logsdon, Elizabeth Wojtysiak, Jordan Jewett; great-grandchildren, Dylan Buckner, Braylan Buckner, Cason Cooper and Kinzley Logsdon; brother, Mark (Robin) Lapham; and brother-in-law, Dan (Lisa) Driessen.
Irene was preceded in death by her loyal and loving husband of 40 years, Bob Jewett; her parents; sisters, Joan Frankowski and Helen Driessen.
In keeping with Irene’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Those desiring may make contributions in Irene’s memory to the Eaton Area Senior Center or Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice.
To view Irene’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit burkhead-green-kilgo.com.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.

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Richard Rulison


Richard Rulison, son of Kay and Robert Rulison, passed away on July 11, 2021 at his home in the UP, from a heart attack.
The Interment of Dick’s ashes will take place on October 2, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the family plot in Section “U” of Maple Hill Cemetery, in Charlotte, Michigan.

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Harold P. Clements


Harold Paul Clements, a gentle, kind and fun-loving gentleman, passed away on September 3, 2021. He was born on March 31, 1932 to Paul and Mildred (Royston) Clements and graduated from Charlotte High School. On June 18, 1955, Harold married the love of his life, Donna Jean Batdorff. This past June they celebrated 66 years together. Together they raised five children putting them in private Seventh-Day Adventist schools from elementary through college. Most people remember Harold as the Vice President and General Manager of Carefree Aluminum in Charlotte. As an upstanding and ethical businessperson he was very successful within the community. Most recently he published a book entitled, ‘The Day the Sun Rose in the West,’ which holds many inspiring stories about a faith-filled life growing up on a farm and raising family.
Always on the go, Harold was not one to sit around. He loved sports and was an active participant with friends and family in golf, tennis, volleyball, and basketball games. He also loved competing in the Senior Olympics in his Florida community of Winter Haven. His ability to compete in the 100-yard dash and other short sprint races earned him numerous gold medals.
Above all Harold dearly loved his family and his Savior, Jesus Christ. Many a church service was blessed with vocal specials as the Clements family sang in perfect acapella harmony with Harold leading an altar call pleading with those in the audience to give their lives fully to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Harold is survived by his wife, Donna Jean (Batdorff); children, Steven (June) Clements, Scott (Ann) Clements, Simeon (Dee) Clements, Michael (Pennie) Clements, Melinda (Robert) Rolle; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Darrell (Sue) Clements, Karen (Rick) Rickerd; many nieces, nephews, cousins and precious friends. He was predeceased by his parents; grandparents; sister, Wilma Crossman; his grandson, Craig Junior DeWitt; and his great-granddaughter, Gabriella Grace Morrison.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Harold on his tribute page at PrayFuneral.com.The Funeral Service was held September 7, 2021, at the Charlotte Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Charles Hanlon officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Charlotte Adventist Christian School. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

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