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10-24-2019 Tri-City Area Obituaries


Terry T. Madison, 80, of Coloma passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in St. Joseph, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Joann who he married March 18, 1991; children Lorrie (Brian) Laffoon, Kevin (Val) Madison, and Lisa (Bill) Markve. Terry had six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, was close with his only nephew Gary Kemp, and one stepson Timothy Linville.

He was preceded in death by a son Scott Madison; his parents, Ernest and Merna Madison; infant brother Byron Lee; a sister Helen Kemp Miller; and three stepsons Michael Linville, Tom Bruder, and Robert Linville. Terry was born in Kankakee, Illinois and grew up on a farm in Lake Village, Indiana. He was a 1957 graduate of Morocco High School. Terry was a retired Sears salesman where he won many sales awards. Locally he was known for owning T’s Tap, Midway Flowers, and Lakeside Landing Restaurant. Terry also drove semi for Menasha Corp. for many years. In his spare time Terry enjoyed bowling, fishing, and spending time with friends at the American Legion and Side Track Café. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. Friends may visit with Terry’s family Saturday, October 26, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet where a memorial service will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Terry’s family at


Guy Moore, 80, of Watervliet went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at his residence.

Celebration of life service with military honors will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at Midway Baptist Church in Watervliet. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Donations in memory of Guy may be made to Midway Baptist Church of which he was an active member or Caring Circle Hospice. Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do so at Guy was born Nov. 30, 1938 in Dowagiac to Chester and Helen (Price) Moore. He was a barber in the community for 37 years, retiring in 2006. In addition he is a retired Navy Chief, retiring in 1993 after 26 years of service. Guy was also Forgotten Men’s Ministry chaplain; served as chaplain and vice-president of Christian Motorcyclist Assoc.; and an ordained minister through Midnight Hour Ministries. In his spare time he enjoyed adventurous activities, sailing, scuba diving, motorcycles, traveling and talking to anyone about Jesus. Survivors include his wife Beverly whom he married Dec. 4, 1971; two sons, Daniel (Nancy Troxell) Moore of Niles, and Joel (Kathy) Moore of Three Rivers; one daughter Kristine Murray of Grand Rapids; one sister Diane Kempton of Cassopolis; two brothers, Sam Moore of Niles and Bob (Brenda) Moore of Dowagiac. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Lacey (Jason) Stachel, Tyler (Samantha) York, Hannah (Michael Kanczuzewski) Moore, Casey, Joshua, Caleb, and Natalie Moore; five great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Scarlet, Nolan, Eli, and Conner; and his canine companions Mandy and granddog Squeaks. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Sherrie York.

Death Notices

James Paul Chevrette, 68, of Benton Harbor died Oct. 12, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

River A. Fitch, 18, of Covert died Oct. 13, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Filbrandt Family Funeral Home, South Haven

Elizabeth “Betty” C. Robinson, 88, of St. Joseph died Oct. 7, 2019 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Donald Keith Adams, 90, of Coloma died Oct. 16, 2019 at home. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Benton Harbor Jeffrey A. Terrill, 54, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Hartford, died August 28, 2019 at Novant Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. Cremation Society of Charlotte

Patrick H. Pelletier, 47, of Coloma died Oct. 18, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Benton Harbor

Shelby Flagel, 79, of Benton Harbor died Oct. 13, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Benton Harbor


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