07-02-2020 Tri-City Area Obituaries


Daniel Fay Louder, 60, of Watervliet, went home to be with his Lord, unexpectedly, Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his residence.


A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7 at the New Life Christian Center, 6674 Paw Paw Avenue in Coloma of which he was an active member on the praise team. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Donations in memory of Daniel may be made to the church youth building fund or the Special Olympics. Those wishing to leave an online message of comfort for the family may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.

Daniel was born November 14, 1959 in Benton Harbor to James and Dorothy (Countryman) Louder. He served in the Army National Guard and had been a machinist for various tool and die shops in the area. He also had worked at Community Hospital in Watervliet, Watervliet Ambulance, and Watervliet Fire Department. In his free time Daniel enjoyed fishing when his health would allow.

Survivors include his wife Judy (Rose) whom he married September 6, 1980; a sister Chris (Milton) Durham of St. Petersburg, FL; an aunt, Donna Bowyer of Bark River, MI, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Mama Donna Imler and Chris Parmer.

In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by his son Timothy on September 20, 2015, two sisters, Mary and Cleta, and one brother David.


Beverly Jane Davis, 85, of Hartford passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at home.

Beverly was born May 31, 1935 in Decatur, the daughter of Albert and Mildred (Robinson) Sorensen, both of whom precede her in passing. Also preceding her in passing are a son, Douglas Davis; one grandchild; and two brothers.

Beverly graduated from Decatur High School in 1953. She then went to William Jennings Bryan University in Tennessee, Twin City Beauty College in Benton Harbor and went to work for the V-M Corporation from where she retired. Her and her husband, Mel, own and operate B. M. D. Incorporated in Hartford. Beverly was often seen outside of their home tending to the many flowers she would plant.

Beverly married Melvin Davis on April 11, 1959 and he survives, along with three sons: Melvin Davis Jr., Alvin (Renae) Davis and Thomas Davis; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four siblings: Janet Sorensen of Oregon, Mittie Lower of Indiana, Kenneth (Pat) Sorensen of Tennessee and Grace Walker of Indiana.

As per Beverly’s wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering of friends and family will take place at a later date. The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, with arrangements. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at http://www.calvin-leonardfh.com.


William (Bill) Alphonso Furlan of Watervliet passed away peacefully in his sleep June 22, 2020 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph at the age of 101. He had a long and wonderful life. Per his wishes cremation has taken place.

Services with military honors will be held graveside at North Shore Memory Gardens, North M63, Coloma at 11:00 a.m. on July 8 where family will greet guests graveside at the Last Supper, north side of cemetery, thirty minutes prior to the service. Please wear face masks and practice social distancing when appropriate. The family invites visitors fo