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Battle Creek, Michigan
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... - I 2B ' Sunday, May 16, 1999 OBITUARIES Dale B. Bassett Hastings Dale B. Bassett, 90, of Hastings died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Pennock Hospital, Hastings. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Township Cemetery with the Revs. Kent Keller and Willard H. Curtis officiating. Memorials: Pennock Foundation or charity of one's choice. Arrangements: Wren Funeral Home. Herbert Gertz Marshall Herbert Gertz, 80, of Marshall died Friday, May 14, 1999, in- Marshall Manor. He was born Aug. 21, 1918, in De-! troit to Peter and Marie (Hampel) Gertz. He served in Italy in the Army during World War II with the 110th Mountain Division. After the war, he returned to Albion and worked at Decker Manufacturing Co.'s Albion Pattern Shop. He retired from Bilicke Olds. He married Winifred Boldt on Feb. 2, 1941. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Janice Shedd of Albion; a son, Ronald Gertz of Battle Creek; three greatgrandchildren; and a brother, Arthur Gertz. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Leake. Community involvementhobbies: Founding member of Albion Area Ambulance. Member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, VFW 6056. Former member of Albion Leisure Hour Club and Albion Conservation Cub. Enjoyed ice fishing, sports and woodworking and was a licensed pilot. . Visitation: 1 0 a.m. Saturday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, where the family will be present. Services: 1 1 a.m. at the church with the Rev. James Waddell officiating. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Albion. Memorials: To the church's Children's Christmas Fund or Marshall Manor Activities Fund. Arrangements: Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapels. Sylvia A. Hollister Hastings Sylvia Alice Hollister, 85, of Hastings died Friday, May 14, 1999, in Pennock Hospital, Hastings. She was born Sept 30, 1913, in Ionia to Pliny and Bertha (Drake) Roush. She attended school in Freeport and Hastings. She was a cook at the University of Michigan for eight years and worked at Hastings Metal Tile Co. for four years. She was a homemaker most of her life. Her marriage to Frank Barkhuff ended in divorce. She married Russell Hollister in 1950. He died in 1975. Surviving are sons, Bernard Barkhuff of Freeport and Dale Hollister of South Lyons; a daughter, Evelyn Alber of Hillsdale; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, lily Roush of Hastings. She was preceded in death by sisters, Pearl Woods and Jennie Treat; and brothers, Henry and Elmer Roush. Community involvementhobbies: Member of Grace Wesleyan Church, Hastings. Volunteered as a piano player in church and many senior citizen centers. Visitation: Noon Monday at Grace Wesleyan Church. Services: 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Allen Yates officiating. Burial: Striker Cemetery. Memorials: American Diabetes Association. Arrangements: Girrbach Funeral Home, Hastings. Principal support HUNT, from IB feel good about the quality of education they were receiving at Southwest- era." Ninth-grader Darkeisha Wright : said Saturday that Hunt knew stu- dents were struggling with their classes and came up with night : classes so they could catch up. ; Hunt would even come in on week- - ends to help students study so they ; wouldn't believe that their only option was to quit, she said. ." "He gave some of us a chance be- - cause some teachers felt we shouldn't ; come back to school at aH," Darkeisha -. said. ; Students at Saturday's gathering said those who participated in Fri- day's protest were told that their par-. ents would have to accompanying them to school on Monday. : Mitchell said he would be at the school Monday morning to talk with ' school officials Margie Irby, one of the parents at the rally, said students should not have to endure a lack of support from the teachers. "These children are our future, and we want them to know that we're -going to stand behind them,'' she said. DEATH NOTICES Mildred L, Ashcraft Olivet . ' Mildred L. Ashcraft, 94, of Olivet died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at her daughter's home. Arrangements pending at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, Marshall. Howard L, Decker Battle Creek Howard Lee Decker, 55, of Battle Creek died Saturday, May 15, 1999, in The Laurels of Bedford. Arrangements pending at Royal Funeral Home. Joseph E. Keith Battle Creek Joseph E. Keith, 79, of Battle Creek died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at home after a long ilkiess. He was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Cas- sopolis to Harvey F. and Louisa E. (Snelling) Keith. He moved to Battle Creek in 1972. He was a World War II veteran, serving in North Africa and Italy. He worked at the Springfield Foundry Joseph E. Keith for several years. He married Paula A Day on Dec. 8, 1983 in Battle Creek. She survives. Also surviving are daughters, Beverly L Young and Betty J. FowDces, both of Vandala, and Dorie A. Rios and Nickole L and Mariesha L Keith, all of Battle Creek; sons, Brian J. and Tyrone E. Rios and Derrick L Day, all of Battle Creek; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Laurel E. Keith of Silver Springs, Md. He was preceded in death by two infant sons. Community involvementhobbies: Enjoyed his family, hunting and fishing. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. today and 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Spencer Funeral Home, Athens, where family will be present. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Revs. Queen E. Hamilton and John McConihay officiating and military honors by Athens VFW Post 531 9. Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Cassopolis. Memorials: Emphysema Fund. Archie Lumbert Jr. Bostwick, Ma. Archie Lumbert Jr., 71, of Bostwick, Fla., and formerly of Charlotte, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Palatka Health Care Center, Palatka, Fla He was born July 8, 1927, in Clarksville to Archie and Letha (Heaven) Lumbert Sr. He lived in the CharlotteOlivet area from 1959 to 1990 before moving to Florida. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for Oldsmobile Division of General Motors, Lansing, for 30 years, retiring in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Marice (Marcham) Lumbert; sons, Archie Lumbert III of Potterville, Steve Lumbert of Olivet and Peter Lumbert of Gobies; daughters, Virginia Plockel-man and Barbara Jerome, both of Reno, Nev.; stepdaughters, Terrie An-glemeyer of Waukarusa, Ind., Patricia Dunham of Yorba Linda, Calif., Brenda Sterley of Texas and Denise . Handziak of Decatur, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Leroy of Schoolcraft, Ivan of Cadillac and Ray of Traverse City; and a sister, Audrey Tibbott of Salem, Ore. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren; and a brother, Fred mmimiiMiuiiimmmiiiiiiimmmm V ESTES DOW OLE IIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIII The Battle Crek Creek Boychoir presents A 3-Choirs Festival with guest 1 artists: Ann Arbor Boychoir Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys Saturday, May 22 - 7:30 p.m. Adults: $12.00 First Presbyterian Church Children under 12: $ 6.00 information: One Voice iciiinde Musical Dram" fREE ADMISSION Saturday, Q2SthStreet Performance T.00p.m. ESTEg & iEfmfieral Directors 105 Coital Ave., N.E. - Battle Creek - 962-5527 LOCALSTATE Lumbert Community involvementhobbies: Member of Local 1618 UAW., Lansing. Visitation: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial: Bosworth Cemetery, Olivet. Memorials: Charity of one's choice. C. Marvin Millard Tekonsha C. Marvin Millard, 75, of Tekonsha died Friday, May 14, 1999, at home. He was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Marshall to Charles C. and Olive (Davis) Millard. , He served in the Navy during World Warn. He worked for Ronan and Kunzl Automatic Door Co. from 1946 until his retirement in 1983. He married. Glenolyn "Glennie" Hempstead on Aug. 6, 1947, in Tekonsha. She survives. Also surviving are daughters, Patty Bowling of Chillicothe, HI, and Nancy Palik of Tekonsha; sons, George Millard of Gainesville, Fla., and Mike Millard of Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren; brothers, Joe and Ernie Millard, both of Tekonsha; and a sister, Esther Keller of Marshall. He was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister, and two grandchildren. Community involvementhobbies: Attended First Baptist Church, Tekonsha. Enjoyed fishing. Visitation: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Putnam Funeral Home, Tekonsha. Services: 1 1 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Tekonsha, with the Rev. James Berger officiating; Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Tekonsha. Memorials: To the church or Good Samaritan Hospice. Viola M. Smith Delton ' Viola M. Smith, 78, of Delton died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at home: She was born Oct 7, 1920, in Portland to Lloyd and Nellie (Reed) Brock. She was a homemaker. She married Howard Smith on Nov. 23, 1938. He died June 16, 1995. Surviving are sons, Allen and Raymond Smith, both of Delton, Larry Smith of Battle Creek and Lloyd Smith of Hastings; a daughter, Nancy Perro of Lake; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. Community involvementhobbies: Enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home, Delton. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Worden officiating. Burial: East Hickory Corners Cemetery. Memorials: Barry Community Hospice. Edward J. Vogt Battle Creek Edward J. Vogt, 85, of Battle Creek died Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Battle Creek Health System He was born Oct 2, 1913, in Bellevue to John G. and Ida (Dankert) Vogt He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. He served in the Navy during World War II from 1943 to Edward J. Vogt 1946 and was discharged as a yeoman second class at Great Lakes, EL He was vice president of Martin- Vogt Plating Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1976. He married Myrtie Martin in 1939. She died Nov. 11, 1983. 1 1 1 1 1 i I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 f 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 IIMT 963-1 an Seconr? Annual Quilt Show Trinity united Methodist Church, 10 West Bidwell Friday. Mav 91 i Saturday May 22. I A.M a - .w uw. until 4:00 RM. -7ami DOWDLE a Surviving are sons, Donald "Babe" Martin of Battle Creek and W.C. Martin of Skokie, Dl.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Fico of Battle Creek. He was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Howard Vogt; and a granddaughter. Community involvementhobbies: Member of BPOE I3l and Springfield Baptist . Church. Former member of First United Methodist Church for 50 years. Past president of Battle Creek Optimist Club, Central Michigan Branch American Electro-platers Society and board of directors Riverside Country Club. Past governor and lieutenant governor of Michigan District Optimist International. Boy Scouts committee member for Troop 381. Served as Michigan Optimist youth director for five years. Avid bowler and golfer. Visitation: After 2 p.m. today at Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where family will be present until 4 p.m. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Glen Huizenga officiating. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Battle Creek Optimist Club Youth Fund or Springfield Baptist Church. DEATHS AND FUNERALS For paid obituary notices, call 966-0674. DOROTHY M. (Borland) KNIGHT, 95, of Nashville, IN and formerly of Battle Creek died Sunday April 4, 1999 at Brown Community Care, Nashville, IN. Mrs. Knight moved to Battle Creek in 1940 from Jackson living in Battle Creek till moving to Nashville to be near her daughter. Mrs. Knight was Partner with Husband in Knighf s Radio & TV and served on Board of Knight's Inc. Preceded in Death by Husband, George C. Knight Sr in 1988. Survived by Sons: George C. Knight Jr of Destin, FL and Robert A. Knight of Battle Creek, & Daughter Dorothy J. "Judy" Brown of Nashville, IN, 6 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Memorial Services: 11:00 a.m. Monday May 17, 1999 at Sonoma United Methodist Church, Rev. Michael Baker-Streevy officiating. Memorials to Sonoma Church or Hospice of Bartholomew County, Columbus, IN Arrangements by Richard A. Henry. Phyllis W. Sampson, 76 of Battle Creek died Friday Jan. 29, 1999 at Rose Arbor Hospice of Kalamazoo. She was born April 13, 1922 in Detroit to William and Ruby (Clinton) Wood. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1940 and attended Western MI University. Preceded in Death by Husband, Edward A. Sampson in 1996 and her Fa-then William Wood. Survived by her Mother, Ruby Wood of Battle Creek, Sons, Stephen J. Sampson of Battle Creek and Clinton A. Sampson of Troy; a Daughter Sandra A. Parkins of Omaha, Neb.; a Brother: William Wood of Bristol Lake; a Sister Pamela Wood of Battle Creek; 10 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. Memorial Services: 11:30 am. Saturday May 22, 1999 at First Congregational Church, Rev. David A Graham officiating. Memorials: Rose Arbor Hospice of Kalamazoo or Good Samaritan Hospice. Arrangements: Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. .4 'WW Battle Creek Memorial Park Association A family tradition since 1 922 EXCLUSIVE MIRROR LAKE Special Price - Special Terms SAVE $700, now through June on our standard 6 space, Mirror Lake, full lot purchase. NOW ONLY $117 PER MONTH, for 36 months, NO MONEY DOWN, NO INTEREST AND NO PROCESSING FEES. OR SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $300, on the same full lot purchase, with cash payment Similar savings and terms on smaller groupings. Memorial Park sells MONUMENTS and MARKERS. Quality craftsmanships and competitive pricing. Visa Mastercard & Discover 2435 W. Territorial Rd. V (616)963-7577 Jury investigates drowning death Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS A federal grand jury is investigating a longtime suspect's possible link to the 1997 drowning death of a teen-age mother, according to the victim's family and a court filing. Shane Timmerman said Friday he testified last fall before a federal grand jury about threats his then-19-year-old sister, Rachel Timmerman, told him she had received from Marvin Gabrion Jr., whom she had accused of rape. And in a court document filed in February, Gabrion, 45, discusses Timmerman's death, requesting the "federal prosecutor too (sic) present truthful and complete information too (sic) the Grand Jury, proceedings on 2-5-99." Timmerman's body was discovered in July 1997 in a remote Newaygo County lake. She and her 11-month-old daughter, Shannon Ver-Hage, were last seen a month earlier, just before Timmerman was to testify against Gabrion. Shannon is still missing. Police say Gabrion, who is serving a 5-year sentence in federal prison for Social Security fraud, is the chief suspect A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office declined to comment when asked to confirm or deny reports of the grand jury's investigation. Chris Yates, the federal defender who is handling Gabrion's appeal on the Social Security fraud charges, also Judge who fostered desegregation dies Associated Press . NEW ORLEANS Judge John Minor Wisdom, the last survivor of the federal appeals court that forced the Deep South to give up segregation, died Saturday. Wisdom would have turned 94 on Monday. He had open-heart surgery in 1989, but 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals spokeswoman Denise Estopinal said she was not sure of the cause of death. In the 1960s, while Martin Luther King was marshaling marchers and forcing the nation to reckon with the rights of its' black citizens, Wisdom and his fellow federal judges issued a series of rulings forcing the Deep South to abolish its segregated society. A Republican appointed to the court by President Dwight Eisenhower, he wrote decisions that helped open the doors of the University of Mississippi to James Meredith and sow the seeds of affirmative action. He fleshed out the 1954 Supreme Court decision that called for desegregating schools "with all deliberate speed," and expanded it beyond education. "Obviously it was a period of great social unrest and upheaval," U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, a clerk for Wisdom in the 1950s, recalled Saturday. The Supreme Court had left it to the district courts and courts of ap- Confidential & Affordable PsyehoIbgicalHelp. Oakridse Counseling Center ENQUIRER Battle Creek Reader Hotline 966-0681 Reader Fax 964-0299 Sports Hotline 966-0678 We'd like to hear from you. If you have a comment about the news, or our coverage of it, call our 24-hour Reader Hotline. If you have a question about advertising, home delivery or your bills, call us using the numbers below. Executives Ellen Leifeld PresidentPublisher 966-2231 Mark Land Executive Editor 966-0670 Thomas M. Ricci Controller 962-6331 Human Resource Lori DriscoN Advertising Director 966-0560 Diana Kennedy Circulation Director 966-0460 Rich Harshbarger Market Development Director 966-2225 Director 966-2233 Doug Holzschuh Systems Director 966-0653 JodyHook Production Director 966-0650 General information 964-7161 or 800-333-4139 Office hours: 8 am. - 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Newsroom Call 964-7161 or 966-0672 for general information. Local 966-0674 Sports 966-0678 Business 966-0690 Lifestyle 966-0681 Neighbors 966-0663 Editorial page 966-0688 Photo department 966-0680 Library, photo reprints 966-0683 Battle Creek Enquirer had no comment A federal grand jury's purpose is to investigate possible crimes and issue an indictment when a majority of its jurors believe a crime has been committed and the person named in the indictment is responsible. . By law, the grand jury's hearings are held in secrecy. But witnesses who appear before grand juries can discuss their testimony. The one-page document filed by Gabrion in February says he had no motive to harm Timmerman. Gabrion also says that he "has sent letters too (sic) the F.B.L stating that he would gladly take a lie detector test if false accusers (sic), will publacize (sic) a complete appologee (sic)." Timmerman's body was found in an area of Oxford Lake which is considered federal property. Police said she had been bound with chains and cinder blocks. Michigan State Police Det Sgt Richard Miller declined to comment on the reports of the grand jury investigation. But he said he continues to work on the case, and believes strongly that Gabrion is responsible for Timmerman's death. "I'm quite confident we will be successful," he said. He would not say when, or if, charges would be brought Gabrion was convicted last year of illegally collecting the disability payments of another man, Robert Allen. Gabrion also has been linked to three other disappearances. ASSOCIATE) PRESS Judge John Minor Wisdom, shown in this 1977 photo, died Saturday. He would have turned 94 on Monday. peal to define "with all deliberate speed."" Former 5th Circuit Clerk Gilbert Ganucheau remembered storing large cardboard boxes full of hate mail that arrived at the court "He represented a new breed of white judicial leadership, and he must be looked upon as a brave and courageous member of the bench who helped tear down the walls of segregation and the walls of racial discrimination," U.S. Rep. John Lewis, DCa., a veteran of the civil rights movement said Saturday. Sunday May 16, 1999 Vol. 98, No. 301 Advertising. Classified 962-3333 .. 964-8242 " Fax Classified ads may be placed by phone from 8 ' a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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