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Rosa Belle  “Rosie” Jeffreys, Age 95, of Ishpeming, MI, formerly of Hamilton, Marion County, AL., Born July 14, 1922, in Detroit, Al.

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ISHPEMING, MI – Rosa Belle “Rosie” Jeffreys, age 95, an Ishpeming resident since 2000, passed away Saturday July 29, 2017 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she had resided since 2006.

Rosa is survived by 2 children: Opal (Joe) Giroux and Hollis (Willow) Jeffreys, 8 grandchildren, including: Michael (Tanya) Giroux, Jeffrey (Ann) Giroux and James (Carol) Giroux, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Victor “Vic” Jeffreys.

Funeral services for Rosa will be held in Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama. Rosa’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com

Visitation Friday, August 4, 2017
from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel

Service Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel

Burial Saturday, August 5, 2017
at Cooper Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing locally.

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Agnes C. Herdzik
Born:  October 7th, 1921 – Detroit, MI
Died:  March 9th, 2015 – Hamilton, AL
Funeral Service:  11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Burial:  Hamilton Memory Gardens
Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Ms. Christine Ledbetter Rentschler, age 76, of Chelsea, Michigan, passed away Sunday, October 26th, 2014, in Chelsea, Michigan.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 31st, 2014, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 1st, 2014, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Barnesville Cemetery, Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

She was born in Hamilton, Alabama on November 11, 1937 the daughter of George and Jesma Watts Ledbetter. She grew up in Alabama, graduating from Hamilton High School in 1957. She then moved to Michigan, and eventually to Chelsea in 1966. Her first job was at the A & W. After that she worked at Wrigley’s Supermarket. She was a member of Salem Grove United Methodist Church. Her favorite pastimes were cooking and canning, and she especially loved cookbooks. She also loved antique tractor shows.

She is survived by her loving companion Paul Bollinger and his family of Chelsea, Michigan; 2 sisters, Lula Belle Franks and Nellie Sue West; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers Dexter and Bobby Ledbetter; and 2 sisters Louise Goodson and Geraldine Dempsey.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home with Pastor Christine M. Beaudoin officiating. Burial will take place in Hamilton, Alabama.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Salem Grove United Methodist Church or the
charity of one’s choice

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., Hamilton, AL. In charge of arrangements.

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Pope_DavidHamilton, AL – Mr. David Ray Pope, age 75, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, May 5th, 2014, at the DCH (Druid City Hospital) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8th, 2014, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 9th, 2014, at Happy Hill Church near Hamilton, Alabama.  Burial in James Creek Cemetery, in Itawamba County, just off State Line Road near the Mississippi Alabama line.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., directing.

Author’s note:  I would like to say that Mr. Pope, as I respectfully called him, although he was just a few years older than me, was a most precious neighbor and friend.  He was in some way related to my mother-in-law, Mary Nell Pope Mays, and therefore to my son, Wayne, and his late father, Gary Wayne Mays, Sr.  My friend Don and I took a quick liking to him and his (late) wife when they moved into our small neighborhood several years ago and upon finding out his name was Pope, I immediately set about to find out how we were ‘Kin’ or rather how he was ‘kin’ to my mother-in-law.  I was surprised to find that he had worked at radio and television stations when they lived ‘up north’.  And that he had worked some or ‘volunteered’ some time at local tv stations in Fulton, Mississippi and in Hamilton, Alabama.  He was a H.A.M. Radio enthusiast and loved the internet…mostly he loved being in touch with his family and folks with whom he had worked and gone to church while ‘Up North’!  He loved going to church and had been attending the Detroit Church of God, in Detroit, Alabama, as his health permitted.  He attended school at Hamilton High in Hamilton, Alabama.  Mr. Pope has 4 daughters whom I will name later and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom I will try to mention in my obituary as I receive the information. Don and I will miss him so much.

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Tecumseh, MI – Ms. Margie Ree Rayburn Forsthoefel, age 80, of Tecumseh, Michigan, passed away December 7th, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family, under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Visitation was 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home in Tecumseh. An additional visitation was held 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 10th, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Tecumseh, with a Scripture Service held at 7:30 p.m. Friends were also able to call one hour prior to the Funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh on Wednesday.

Margie was born January 6th, 1933 in Hamilton, Alabama, to Pink Levi and Sarah Della Anglin Rayburn. She married Gregory J. Forsthoefel June 6th, 1958 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Adrian, Michigan. He preceded her in death November 23rd, 2004. Margie enjoyed reading, collecting and refinishing antiques, and gardening. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, especially returning to Alabama to see family and friends. Margie was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh.

She is survived by her children, Gregory J. Forsthoefel of Tecumseh, MI., Anthony Forsthoefel of Lansing, MI., Ann Forsthoefel (Terence) Friedman of Raleigh, N.C., Juli (Dave) Jones of Adrian, MI., and Vanessa Forsthoefel of Raleigh, N.C.; 2 grandchildren, Brianna and Alyssa; 3 sisters, Mazie Rayburn Wiginton of Hamilton, AL., Jean Rayburn Curtis of Tupelo MS., and Nell Rayburn (Ray) Scott of Spring Hill, TN.; and 1 brother, R.V. (Pat) Rayburn of Homosassa Springs, FL.*

*Source: Tecumseh Herald

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Ms. Velma L. Putman Baker, age 83, of Adrian, Michagan, formerly of Hodges, Alabama, passed away September 14, 2013 at Promedica Bixby Hospital in Adrian, Michigan.

Visitation, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 16th, 2013 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Old Line Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., Hamilton, AL., directing.
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Velma L. Baker

Velma L. (Putman) Baker, 83, passed away Saturday morning, September 14, 2013, surrounded by family at ProMedica Bixby Hospital. She was born on January 12, 1930, in Hodges Alabama. The daughter of John and Eva (Engle) Putman. She attended school in Hodges Alabama. On February 2, 1946, she married Daniel A. Baker in Hodges AL. In 1053, they moved their family to Adrian. Dan preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1973.
Velma adored her family and loved spending time with them. She was blessed to witness the fifth generation of her family begin. She retired from Bixby Hospital’s Food Service after 15 years of service. She attended the Adrian Church of Christ. She enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends. Velma is survived by her sons, Dan (Joyce) Baker of Adrian, Steve (Cheryl) Baker of Wayland MI, Mike Baker of Hendersonville TN. Sisters, Vela Cantrell and Exie Nichols of Hodges AL, Grandchildren, Pam (Lee) Skarha of Adrian, Jeremy (Becky) Baker of Houston, TX, Matt Baker and Nick Baker of Wayland MI and Rachel Baker of Hendersonville TN. Great grandchildren, Samantha (Jeremiah) Palmer of Hamilton, AL, Heather Skarba of Hillsboro MO, Becky (Jeff) Weiss of Adrian, Madison and Makayla Jane Baker of Wayland, MI, Henry Baker of Houston, TX and Great-great Grandchildren, Morgan and Ethan Palmer of Hamilton, AL and Caylee Weiss of Adrian and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Dan, Velma was preceded in death by her parents, John and Eva Putman, and brothers Loy, Hansel, and Paul.
Visitation will be Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian MI from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Visitation will also take place on Monday, September 23, 2013, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton Alabama from 1-3 p.m. To be followed by the funeral at 3 p.m. Interment will be at the Old Line, Hodges, AL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Church of Christ or the Mount View Church of Christ, Hodges. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

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Ms. Annie Bell Comer, age 92, of Eau Claire, Michigan, formerly of Marion County, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph, Michigan.

Visitation, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 6th, 2013, at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, at Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama. Burial in New Hope Cemetery.

Ms. Comer was born October 24th, 1920, in Marion County, Alabama.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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