Hodges, Clarence Elijah

Clarence Elijah Hodges, 92,
June 18, 1921-July 21, 2013

Niles Daily Star, Published online 3:39pm Sunday, July 28, 2013

Clarence Elijah Hodges, 92, passed peacefully Sunday morning, July 21, 2013 at Buchanan Meadows Living Center in Buchanan.

Survivors include his four children: Martin Joe Hodges, Saundria Jean Hodges Wilson and Don Carlos Hodges of Niles; and Andria Lois (Isaac) Hood, Sr. of Canton, Michigan, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Franklin A.M.E. Church in Niles with burial Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday the Halbritter Funeral Home with an evening devotion by the Rev. Saundria Hodges Wilson beginning at 7:15p.m.

A full obituary may be read at www.halbritterfunerals.com.

Anderson, Jack Daniel

Jack Daniel Anderson
Oct. 12, 1915-July 30, 1978

Niles Daily Star, Monday, July 31, 1978, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Jack Daniel Anderson, 62, of Bertrand Road, died at 11:30 a.m Sunday at Pawating Hospital.

A Bendix Corporation retiree, Mr. Anderson was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was born Oct. 12, 1915 in Adolphus, Ky., and is survived by his wife, the former Loretta Wourcik.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Foley, Mrs. Bill (Lucille) Beaver, Ms. Sharon Kay Guccione and Ms. Linda Sue Baker, all of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Alberta Briggeman of Rockville, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pifer Chapel of the Swem-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilson Shabaz of the Northside Assembly of God, South Bend, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

 

Royce, Edena I. (Powers)

Edena I. Royce (Powers)
April 28, 1901-April 1, 1959

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, April 1, 1959, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Edena I. Royce, 57, of 703 Hutchinson Street, Kalamazoo, died at 7:20 a.m. today in Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, following an illness of four months, She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Anna C. Powers, of Niles, who died on March 1.

Mrs. Royce was born April 28, 1901, in Cassopolis and for many years had been an elementary school teacher for Kalamazoo Public Schools. Surviving are a son, George James Royce of Michigan State University, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Wright, of Rutland, Vt.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. L. George Beacock, officiating. Buril[sic] will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the Pifer Funeral Home beginning Thursday.

Bolin, Wilford Frank

Wilford Frank Bolin
Jan. 31, 1915-July 3, 1980

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, July 5, 1980, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Wilford Frank Bolin, 65, of 3630 W. Bertrand Road, died at 5 a.m. Thursday at his home.

The owner of the Square Deal Lumber Company, Mr. Bolin was born Jan. 31, 1915 in Boonville, Ind., and came here 35 years ago from Boonville.

On March 15, 1947 in Ft. Wayne, Ind., he married Fireda M. Newman, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Pat) Smith of Niles, and Mrs. Rex (Sandra) Ellis-Bath of Maine; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hall of Paducah, Ky., and Mrs. Marjorie Wilson of Villa Ridge, Mo.; a brother in California; a step-brother, Joe Bolin of Boonville, Ind., and four grandchildren.

He was a member of the Emmanual Bible Baptist Church.

Funeral services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Pifer-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Asire officiating. Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

 

 

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, July 5, 1980, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Wilford Frank Bolin, 65, of 3630 W. Bertrand Road, died at 5 a.m. Thursday at his home.

The owner of the Square Deal Lumber Company, Mr. Bolin was born Jan. 31, 1915 in Boonville, Ind., and came here 35 years ago from Boonville.

On March 15, 1947 in Ft. Wayne, Ind., he married Fireda M. Newman, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Pat) Smith of Niles, and Mrs. Rex (Sandra) Ellis-Bath of Maine; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hall of Paducah, Ky., and Mrs. Marjorie Wilson of Villa Ridge, Mo.; a brother in California; a step-brother, Joe Bolin of Boonville, Ind., and four grandchildren.

He was a member of the Emmanual Bible Baptist Church.

Funeral services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Pifer-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Asire officiating. Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

 

 

Bryant, Martha Eunice

Martha Eunice Bryant
Aug. 5, 1895-July 4, 1980

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, July 5, 1980, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Martha Eunice Bryant, 84, formerly of 1450 Jerome St., Niles, died at 4:05 p.m. Friday at Berrien General Hospital, Berrien Center, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 5, 1895 in Kankakee, Ill., and had lived here since 1916, coming from Illinois.

On April 2, 1921 in Niles, she married Wiley N. Bryant, who died Feb. 26, 1964.

Survivors include six sons, Arthur Line of Niles, Lawrence Bryant of Niles, Lemuel Bryant of Nunica, Mich., Edward Bryant of Grand Haven and Wiley Jr. of Grand Haven,and Harry L. Bryant of Muskegon; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Light of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Shirley Lee of South Bend, and Mrs. Frances Keene of Jackson; a brother, George Stack of South Bend; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home with the Rev. Arnold O. Schaap of Edwardsburg officiating. Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday.