Tucker, Nannie Lee

Nannie L. Tucker
June 19, 1915-April 20, 1993


Nannie L. Tucker
1915-1993
Niles homemaker

Funeral services for Nannie Lee Tucker, 77 959 S. 14th St., Niles, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Halbritter Funeral Home with John W. Morgan, of Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Tucker died at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday at Pawating Hospital following a brief illness.

Born July 19, 1915,  in Sparta, Tenn., she was a resident of Niles since 1940, coming from Manchester, Tenn.

On Sept. 8, 1934, in Marchester, she married Dillard Ross Tucker, who survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Niles.

Other survivors include a daughter, Wilma Jean Kasprzak of Pearland, Texas; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marge Gouldman of Niles and Lula Smith of Nashville, Tenn., two half-sisters, Jean Freeze of Manchester and Jo Nunley of Manchester.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gladys Alene Bender in 1987.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Halbritter Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Niles Lions Club.


Niles Daily Star, Thursday April 22, 1993, page 2, co. 5-6, microfilm Niles District Library

Calvert, Hamilton E.

Hamilton E. Calvert
Aug. 30, 1914-April 19, 1993


Hamilton E. Calvert
1914-1993
Former Niles Township supervisor

Funeral services for Hamilton E. Calvert, 78, of 1223 Fulkerson Road, Niles, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Halbritter Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hosey, of Redeemer Missionary Church, officiating.

Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Calvert died at 3:55 a.m. Monday at Pawating Hospital following an extended illness.

Born Aug. 30, 1914, in South Bend, he was a lifetime area resident.

On Nov. 20, 1937, in Mishawaka, he married the former Sarajane Fuson, who survives.

Calvert served as Niles Township supervisor from 1957-59 and served on the Berrien County Board of Supervisors at the same time.  He was Park Commission Chairman from 1960-67, chairman of the Niles Township Republican Committee from 1960-1966 and served on the Citizen's Study Commmittee for the establishment of Lake Michigan College. He was past president of the Brandywine Junior High School Parent Teacher Association, served as a substitute teacher in various Berrien county school districts, was a member of Camp Knox Lodge 919 F,&A.M., was a scoutmaster of Troop 150 in Niles for six years and received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts in 1969 for service to boyhood.

He was certified in education in Michigan, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1936 from the University of Notre Dame. He did post graduate work at Indiana University, Andrews University and Michigan State University. He was former grant coordinator for Bethel College from 1976-79.

He was a member of Redeemer Missionary Church and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.

He was retired from Kawneer Co. in Niles.

Other survivors include two daughters, Pamela Austin of Albuquerque, N.M., and Penelope Thompson of Las Vegas; a son, Hamilton "Buzz" Calvert Jr. of Niles; one granddaughter and a brother, Charles Calvert of Mexico City.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Halbritter Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Foundation, the church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday April 20, 1993, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

James, Joann (Gray)

Joann James
Mary 14, 1939-April 15, 1993

Joann James
1939-1993
25-year employee of Simplicity Pattern

Funeral services for Joann James, 53, of 1203 N Seventh St., Niles, are Monday at 1 p.m. at Apostolic Faith Assembly of Niles by Elder Carlton Burrel.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

A Wake Service is planned for Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hoven Funeral Home in Buchanan.

Mrs. James died Thursday at 11:40 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind., following a long illness.

Born May 14, 1939, in Elkhart, Ind., she was a resident of the area since 1958, coming here from Elkhart.

On June 22, 1958, in Elkhart, she married Joseph Henry James, who survives.

Mrs. James was a member of Apostolic Faith Assembly in Niles.  She worked for 25 years at Simplicity Pattern Co.,

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her father and stepmother, Frank and Anna Mae Gray of Elkhart; a son, Joe James Jr. of Niles; two daughters, Marci James of Niles and Stephanie James of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, James Gray of Elkhart, Ind.; a sister, Josephine Young of Elkhart; and three grandchildren.



Niles Daily Star, Saturday April 17, 1993, page 2, col. 1-4, microfilm Niles District Library

McCalebb, Jerri Lynn

Jerri Lynn McCalebb
April 10, 1993

Graveside funeral services for Jerri Lynn McCalebb, infant daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Lynita McCalebb of Camp Lejeune, N.C., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Silverbrook Cemetery with the Rev. W.K. Daniel, of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, officiating

Jerri Lynn lived died at 5 a.m. Saturday at Camp LeJeune Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C., three hours after birth.

Survivors include her mother, Lynita McCalebb, formerly of Niles; her grandmother, Linda McCalebb of Niles and three aunts, Pamela Chester of South Bend, Lajuan  Dardignak of Stamford, Conn., and Dianne McCalebb of Niles.

Aarrangements were handled by Halbritter Funeral Home.


Niles Daily Star, Thursday April 15, 1993, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Green, Bernard

Bernard Green
Aug. 31, 1924-April 12, 1993


Bernard Green
1924-1993
Retired from Tyler refrigeration sales

Funeral services for Bernard Green, 68, 1219 Jeannine Court, Niles, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nolan Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Green died at 11:45 a.m. Monday at Pawating Hospital following an extended illness.

Born Aug. 31, 1924, in Sidnaw, Mich., he had lived in Niles since 1955, coming from Berrien Springs.

On Sept. 17, 1955, in Niles he married the former Mary Allene Mitchell, who survives.

He was retired from the Tyler Refrigeration sales department, where he worked for 30 years.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was a former usher at the church. He was a member of the Niles Elks Lodge, Niles F.O.P. and was past president of the Brandywine Lions Club. He was a Niles Township trustee and served for 11 years on the township Board of Review, and served on the Niles Community Library board.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.

Other survivors include a daughter, Barbara A. Haines of Niles; a son, Robert S. Green of Niles; three grandsons and a brother, Floyd Green Jr. of Lake Placid, Fla. He was preceded in death by a brother , Macdonald Green in 1982.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Halbritter Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Home Health Care Services of the American Lung Association of Berrien County.


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday April 13, 1993, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library