10-06-2016 Tri-City Obituaries




 Lloyd O. Wells Sr., 87, of Hagar Township, passed away on Wednesday evening, Sep. 28, 2016 at his home.  Services celebrating his life were Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service, Coloma. Burial followed at North Shore Memory Gardens with Military Honors.   Lloyd was born in Five Mile, Arkansas on April 5, 1929 to William H. and Mae (Prince) Wells.  He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He married Janet Schrubba in 1964 and together they have celebrated 52 years of marriage.  Lloyd retired in 1987 after 40 years of employment at the Whirlpool Corporation. Lloyd was a member of several organizations to include Coloma Mason Lodge 162, VFW Post 1137, Coloma American Legion Post 362, and a life member of Disabled American Veterans.  He enjoyed camping, playing pool and tinkering around his garage.  More recently he enjoyed sitting around the campfire at his home with his family.  Lloyd loved being with his family especially his grandchildren.  He will be really missed by his family.  Lloyd’s family includes his wife, Janet; his children, Delvin (Hazel) Wells of Benton Harbor, Kelly (Carla) Wells of Mountain View, AR, Barry (Lisa) Baugh of Coloma, Tammy (Fred) Maddron of St. Joseph, Lloyd (Angie) Wells, Jr. of St. Joseph, and son-in-law, Robert Mueller;  10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  He was preceded by his parents; his daughter, Debbie; his son, Jeffery; his brothers, Ewin and Thurman; and his sister, Arveta.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please share memories, messages, or photos at www.florin.net.

Death Notices

Charles D. Acker, 73, of Watervliet died Sep. 26, 2016 at Borgess-Pipp Hospital, Plainwell. Family Funeral Home, Benton Harbor. Shirley Ann Craig, 66, of Hartford died Sep. 26, 2016 at home. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford. Mary B. McCoy, 81, of Coloma died Sep. 29, 2016 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma. Margie C. Gilliland Covey, 82, of Bangor died Sep. 29, 2016 at home. Filbrandt Family Funeral Home, South Haven. Shirley Ann (Schindler) Synder, of Nevada, originally from Millburg and Hagar Shore, died Sep. 24, 2016. Kristopher “Kip” Stock Kimmerly, 53, of Benton Harbor died Sep. 29, 2016 at home. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph. Bobby Gene Vassar, 74, of Hartford died Oct. 1, 2016 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford. Mary M. Dahms, 67, of Coloma died Sep. 29, 2016 at Royalton Manor. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph. Gerald R. Griffith, 75, of Dowagiac died Oct. 4, 2016 at White Oaks Assisted Living, Lawton. Newell Funeral Home, Decatur. Peggy Jane Blalock, 71, of Bangor died Oct. 2, 2016. Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, MI.