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CALKINS, ERNEST LEE Cadillac News Aug. 15, 2001
Ernest Lee Calkins of Reed City died Tuesday Aug. 14, 2001 at his home. He was 44.
  Mr. Calkins had lived in Battle Creek, Mount Pleasant and Evart before moving to Reed City. He had been employed at MOARC in Paris, MI, for more than 15 years.
He enjoyed collecting books, doing line drawing and puzzles.
 He is survived by his Father and Step-Mother, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 half- sister, six nieces and six nephews.
 He was preceded in death by his mother in 1969 and half-sister, Janna L. Calkins in 1972.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac with Pastors J. Fred Calkins and Quentin Purvis officiating.
 Burial will be in Sherman Township Cemetery, Osceola County. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home.
 Memorial tributes may be made to the Cadillac Seventh Day Adventist Church. Envelopes are at the funeral home.

CONINE, GEORGE L. - Battle Creek Enquirer Sept. 29, 1998
 George L. Conine, 80, of Athens died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Battle Creek Health System.
 He was born in Buckley to George and Melissa (McNees) Conine.
 He moved to Battle Creek in 1930 with his family and then moved to Athens in 1937. He was a farmer.
 He is survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
 He was proceded in death by brothers Roland Conine and Harold L. Conine both in 1996; and sisters Viola Conine in 1921, Leona L. Mead in 1998 and Betty J. Vincent in 1997.
 He enjoyed tractor pulls, 4 wheel drive sports, camping, traveling, swimming in his pond, landscaping, lawn tractors and breakfast outings on Sundays.
Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm Sunday and Monday at Spencer Funeral Home where the family will be present.
 Services will be at 1:30 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
 Burial: North Athens Cemetery Memorials: Michigan Heart Association

FERRELL, EMMA A. (MRS. JAMES) - Current Newspaper of Big Rapids AUG, 15, 1883

Emma A., wife of James Ferrell, and daughter of A. T. and R. Randolph, whose death occurred at Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, July 26, 1883, was born in Watertown, NY., May 13, 1854.

The sudden and untimely demise of Mrs. Ferrell brings sorrow to many hearts. Her illness was of seen week's duration, but was characterized by great suffering. she born her affliction with patience. She leaves a loving husband, two bright boys, aged 4 and 6 years, and a father, mother and sister to mourn their loss. Though the affliction is heavy, we trust that their loss is her eternal gain. Emma will be remembered as an efficient teacher by many of her scholars in the day school and Sunday school. She was highly esteemed and loved by all who knew her, a kind and affectionate wife and mother and a true friend to the afflicted, always ready to assist the needy. Thus in a short life she has proved a blessing to society and gone to her reward. The funeral services were held at her late home in Hinton township, Mecosta county, on Friday, July 27th, Rev. C. H. Theobald, officiating.

Card of Thanks.

Mr. James Ferrell wishes to tender his sincere thanks to his many friends, and especially to Messrs. Mitchell Brothers of Cadillac and their employees for their beneficence and sympathy expressed to him during the sickness and death of his wife. Their kindness will ever be held in grateful remembrance. James Ferrell.

HUDSON, BERNICE E. - Battle Creek Enquirer Feb. 18, 1946
 Mrs. Bernice E. Hudson, 56, wife of Walter Hudson and an employee at the Fish Service Laundry Co., died of a heart  attack in her sleep about 4 a. m Sunday in the home
at 82 Harris avenue.
 Mrs. Hudson suffering from a heart condition for some time, had been critically ill with a severe cold about 10 weeks agobut had recovered and returned to her work.
She had worked Saturday morning.   There be no inquest.
 She was born Wexford County, a daughter of Elihu and Fanny (Gregg) Hassam, and was married to Mr. Hudson
Oct. 29, 1919 at Pomona, Manistee County. They came to Battle Creek in 1924.
 Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter and two sons by a former marriage, seven grandchildren.

HUDSON, GEORGE JACOB - Traverse City Record Eagle - June 11, 1955
MESICK, MICH.- George Jacob Hudson. 72, passed away Friday at the Paul Oliver hospital, Frankfort, following an illness of a week.
 He was born in Van Buren county an June 30, 1883, and moved to Wexford county when a boy with his family. He spent his entire life in this community.
 As a young man Mr. Hudson worked for the Ann Arbor railroad, later helping in the building of Hodenpyle Dam, and working for the county.
 The body was taken to the Nugent Funeral home in Mesick and will be taken to the Cornell church Sunday at noon, where funeral services will be held at 2:31.
 Rev. Omar Curtiss of Traverse City will officiate.
Surviving is one brother, Jesse of Kingsley and seven nieces and nephews. Seven brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
 Burial will be made to the Cornell cemetery.

HUDSON, GRACE MAY - Traverse City Record Eagle
Funeral services for Grace May Hudson, 71, of Mesick, who died at Paul Oliver Memorial hospital in Frankfort Wednesday, will be held at the Methodist church in Mesick
Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.
Mrs. Hudson had been a resident of the Mesick community for 36 years and was well known in the region.
Surviving besides her husband, are six daughters; two sons, 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren

HUDSON, HENRY - Cadillac Paper
MESICK, June 6- Funeral services for Henry Hudson. who died in Mercy Hospital, Cadillac Tuesday, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Cornell Church, Rev. Story Officiating.
Burial will be in the family lot in the Cornell Cemetery. He had been a patient in the hospital for a week and not been ill before that time.
Born in St. Marys, Canada Dec. 4, 1863. He has lived in Mesick vicinity for many years and his early years worked in the lumber woods and was than a farmer.
Surviving are four brothers: George, Thomas. Isaac and Len, all of Mesick
 Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Albert, John and Charles and a sister Mrs. Anna McNees.

HUDSON, ISAAC WALTER - Traverse City Eagle
Isaac Walter Hudson. 76, of Springfield township was found dead front a self- Inflicted bullet wound at his home near Mesick Tuesday.
 He was born at St. Mary's, Ontario. When an infant the family moved to Michigan, locating in Van Buren county. Later he moved to to Wexford county, settling near Mesick.
He was married to Grace May White who preceded him in death four months ago,
Surviving are six daughters; two sons, 22 grandchildren, five great. grandchildren and two brothers.
  The body was taken to the Nugent Funeral home in Mesick and will be taken to the Methodist church Friday morning where funeral services will be held
at 1 o'clock. Rev. John Miller and Rev. Carl Johnson will officiate.
  Internment will be made in the Mesick Memorial Park.

 HUDSON, LLOYD - Battle Creek Enquirer
Lloyd Hudson, 84, of Springfield, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, in Battle Creek Health Systems/Community Site after being stricken at home.
 He was born in Cadillac to Tom and Alma (Scott) Hudson. He came to Battle Creek in 1977 from Green Bay, Wis.
 He was a 1929 graduate of Buckley High School.
 He was employed as a welder by Alwin Manufacturing, Green Bay, for 25 years.
 He attended Springfield Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading, trout fishing, yard and garden work
He married Grace Kecker, she died April 1973.
 Surviving are his widow; 2 sons; a daughter; 2 stepdaughters; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren;
and one step great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
 Visitation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
  Burial: Fort Howard Cemetery. Memorials: Leila Arboretum.
 Local Arrangements: Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.

HUDSON, MOSES LINLEY - Traverse City Record Eagle
Moses Linley Hudson, 66, died at Mercy hospital in Cadillac Saturday evening, following a prolonged illness.
Mr. Hudson was born in Van Buren county, the son of Mr. & Mrs. John Hudson, on April 10, 1885, and was married to Maggie Adams March 14, 1915 in this city.
He spent his early life in Wexford county and in 1908 he moved to Grand Traverse county where he was employed by the Brodhagen Livery Co. for 9 years, Later he was
associated with the Oval Wood Dish Co.
 The last few years, he lived on a Bellaire Township farm and in Wexford county.
He leaves to mourn their loss, 2 foster grandchildren; 4 brothers; 4 step- sons; 1 step daughter; several grandchildren. His wife, 5 brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral Services will be held from the Leonard Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm with the Dr. Howard Towne officiating.
Burial will be in the family lot at Monroe Center.

HUDSON, OVEL LEROY - Battle Creek Enquirer
Funeral services for Ovel Leroy Hudson, 54, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Royal Funeral Home.
Mr. Hudson died Friday in Leila Hospital following a five year illness.
He came to Battle Creek in 1941 from Wexford county and had been employed as a machinist at Eaton Corp. for more than 20 years.
 He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 196 and an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife Anna ; 2 daughters; 1 son; 10 grandchildren; 2 sisters; 1 brother; 3 stepdaughters and 2 stepsons.

MCNEES, CLARENCE MURLE - Battle Creek Enquirer
Clarence M. McNees , 72, died Friday after arrival at Leila Hospital.
He had been hospitalized from March 9 to March 30 and had been in ill health for three years.
 He was born in Buckley and came to the Battle Creek area in 1928. From 1928 to 1929, he worked at Industrial Rubber Plant in St. Joseph.
 From 1929 to 1943, he we worked as a coremaker for Union Steam Pump Co. in Battle Creek. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the Navy during World War ll.
 He saw duty in the Pacific Theater and during the Philippine liberation. He returned to Battle Creek after the war and worked for Union Pump until 1955
 He then worked for Sears, Roebuck & Co. as a receiving dock clerk until his retirement in 1974.
 His wife, the former Dorcas M. Stratton, died in March 1980.
He is survived by 2 sons; a daughter; 2 stepsons; 1 stepdaughter; 6 brothers; 4 sister; 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
A son, David N. McNees, died in July 1983
Services will he at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hebble Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigan Heart Association

Sudden Death of Prominent Business Man of Cadillac Who is Known to Many in This City
Robert Johnson, one of the leading business men of Cadillac and known to many in this city, was found dead in his bed this morning, death being caused by apoplexy. Mrs. Johnson, who is the niece of Mrs. A. T. Evans if this city, and a cousin of Hon. W. H. Foster, went to call her husband and found him cold in death.  She is almost prostrated by the shock.  Apoplexy is given as the cause of death.
Mr. Johnson who is in the wholesale and retail grocery business, was in perfect health, apparently, until the time of his death.  T. A. Coalan, who was an intimate friend, stopped there Friday evening on his way from Detroit to this city, and spent the evening.  He went to Cadillac this morning to assist the bereaved family if possible.

SLOCUM, HAZEL VYROKIE (MCNEES)   - Battle Creek Enquirer
Hazel VyRokie (McNees) Slocum 92, of Emmett Township, died Sunday, Oct 20. 1991, in the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility where she had been a patient since
March 1990. She had been in ill health since 1988.
Mrs. Slocum was the daughter of the late Lenly Moses and Annie Adaline (Hudson) McNees.
As a teenager she traveled by an ox-drawn Slocum wagon from Buckley to Bangor and came to Battle Creek in 1936 from Bangor.
She attended school in Buckley and worked for 10 years in the packing department for Ralston Purina Co. until 1955.
 She had attended Washington Heights United Methodist Church and Community Ministries and the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church,
 She also was a member of the Valentine Center, the former Loyal Order of the Moose Auxiliary in Battle Creek, and the Gleaners.
 She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, tatting, quilting, canning, dancing, shuffleboard, and playing cards.
She married Howard Slocum in October 1918 in Paw Paw, He died in May 1971.
Surviving are three daughters; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren: 11 great-great-grandchildren: and a sister. A son, Reginald Howard Slocum, died on Dec. 8. 1984.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers and 10 sisters.
Visitation: After noon today at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. today and I to 3 pm Wednesday
Services: 12:30 Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joseph J. Bishtayi officiating.

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