Haight, Clarence E.

Clarence E. Haight
April 13, 1885-March 30, 1961


Niles Daily Star, Thursday, March 30, 1961, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Clarence E. Haight, 75, 2014 Bertrand Road, died at 6 a.m., today in the Fuller Rest Home at Eau Claire.  He had been in ill health since 1950.

He was born in Hastings on April 13, 1885 and moved to Niles in 1939.

Survivors include his wife, Irene; three sons, Maurice of California, Donald of Middleville and Kenneth of Grand Rapids; a daughter, Mrs. Clancy Tift of Hastings; a brother, Roy of Hastings; a sister, Mrs. Rosebella Jacobson of Grand Rapids, and five grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Kiger and Halbritter Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon D. Everett, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday.

 

Hodgson, Charles E.

Charles E. Hodgson
Sept. 19, 1867-March 28, 1961


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, March 38, 1961, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Charles E. Hodgson, 93, 1634 Superior St., Died at 12:05 p.m. in the Beckwith Nursing Home.  he had been ill for one years.

Mr. Hodgson was born Sept. 19, 1867, in Niles Township and had lived his entire life in this community.  Surviving is a brother, Edwin J. Hodgson, Niles.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Pifer Funeral Home with Dr. Maurice McKean, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.  Friends are being received at the funeral home.

 

Weaver. Henry

Henry Weaver
March 29, 1880-March 25, 1961


Niles Daily Star, Monday, March 27, 1961, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Henry Weaver, 80, 3014 US-31 N., died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday in Pawating Hospital where he had been a patient since Feb. 17. He had been in failing health for the past five years.

Mrs. [sic] Weaver was born March 20, 1880, in Greenville, Ohio, and had lived in the Niles and Berrien Springs communities for 75 years.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are: his widow, Effie; six daughters, Mrs. Guy Kizer, Mrs. Norman Burch, Mrs. Joseph E. Trowbridge and Mrs. Frank McLaughlin, all Niles, Mrs. Henry Morris, Berrien Center, and Mrs. Jack Griffendorf, Berrien Springs; two sons, Lelan Weaver, Niles, and Leonard Weaver, Dowagiac; a brother, Jesse Weaver, Niles; 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Kiger and Halbritter Funeral Home here with the Rev. Elton Mills, pastor of Berrien Center Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.  Friends are being received at the funeral home.

 

Johnson, Orange Homer

Orange Homer Johnson
Dec. 5, 1883-March 27, 1961


Niles Daily Star, Monday, March 27, 1961, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Orange Homer Johnson, 77, 1633 Cherry St., died at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Berrien County Hospital where he had been a patient for six days. He had been ill for one month.

Mr. Johnson, a retired minister, was born Dec. 5, 1883, in Benton, Miss. and had lived in Niles for 10 years coming here from Decatur.  He was a member of Franklin AME Church.

Surviving are his widow, Viola; three daughters, Mrs. Velma Fouche, Niles, Mrs. Henrietta Waugh, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Mattie Etta Emanual, New York City; seven sons, John W. Johnson, St. Louis, Mo., Leonard O. Johnson, Detroit, Daniel W. Johnson, Dowagiac, Sylvester and Joe K. Johnson, both Niles, and Jennings and James D. Johnson, both Indianapolis, Ind.; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.; three sisters, Mrs. Inez Laws, North Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Julia E. Slaughter, Decatur, and Mrs. Esther Bennett, Chicago, and a brother William A. Johnson, St. Louis,Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Franklin AME church with the pastor, the Rev. John H. Lindsay, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends are being received at the Kiger and Halbritter Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Brodie, Dola K. (Keach)

Dola K. Brodie
July 8, 1896-Oct. 30, 1978


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, October 31, 1978, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Dola K. Brodie, 82, of 1211 State Line Road, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday at the Paul Stephan Nursing Home following an extended illness.

She was born July 8, 1896 in Harriman, Tenn., and moved to the Niles area in 1920 from Battle Creek. She married Dr. John G. Brodie on June 2, 1918 in Battle Creek, and he preceded her in death in 1949.

Mrs. Brodie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Reading Club and Niles Music Club, the Veterans of World  War I, and the United States Army Nurses Corps.  She was a registered nurse.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Annette) Blais of Schaghticoke, N.Y., and Mrs. Fred (Barbara) Opfer of Decatur; a brother, Briggs Keach of Fort Myers, Fla., a sister Gertrude Keach of Alexandria, Va., and 21 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Halbritter Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald L. Harris, and burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 pm. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Niles Community Library.