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Mrs. Sue Ellen Smith, Age 70 of Newaygo, died peacefully Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Grand Rapids. She was born Sue Ellen LaVigne in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Norma (Bruns) and Lawrence LaVigne on February 5, 1942. She married Wayne Smith on October 17, 1964 in Hamler, Ohio and he preceded her in death on November 4, 2011. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Newaygo. She is survived by her children Robin & Robert Crevier of Fremont, Richard & Rebecca Smith of Fairbanks, AK; her grandchildren Ainsley, McKenna & Braeden Smith, her mother Norma LaVigne of Hamler, OH; and brother and sister-in-law Tom & Angie LaVigne of Hamler, OH. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM from the First Baptist Church Newaygo on Thursday, June 21, 2012 with Pastor Mark Holeman officiating. Interment will be in Newaygo Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. For memorials please consider the First Baptist Church of Newaygo Building Fund. Condolences may be left online at http:\\mckinleyfuneral.com.
Daniel Gerard Weber lived to the cantankerous age of 64. Dan was born March 5, 1948 in Grand Rapids, MI to parents Leo Weber and Wilma (De Wolf) who employed him at a young age at The Web Tavern and who attempted to civilize him at West Catholic High School.
Receiving his Vietnam draft notice, Dan figured on he’d make his life easier by joining the Marine Corps. He was quite happy to return to the United States in 1969 with a new appreciation for warm showers.
Dan married Beverly Ann Rus, attended Grand Rapids Community College, and graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry in 1976. He bettered the teeth of Newaygo County for 30 years before retiring. In retirement he successfully attached a snow plow to every 4-wheel drive machine he owned and was able to annoy his children by growing a pony tail. Daniel is survived by his children Mike, Mark, Ryan and Megan and his five grandkids.
Dan’s memorial service will be held at McKinley Funeral Home, 45 E Main St, Grant, MI at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Please leave online condolences at mckinleyfuneral.com
Arlie Earl Hibbs, age 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Grant, Michigan on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Arlie was born on September 10, 1922 in Muskegon, Michigan to Guy and Eleanor Hibbs. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, uncle and friend, he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Emma Florence (Wolff) of Grant, children Marilyn and Larry Bull of Casnovia, Michigan, John Hibbs of Louisville, Kentucky and Debb Hibbs of Brighton, Michigan, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren Jill and Linc Niewiadomski (Caitlin, Chelsea, Chase, Connor) of Grant, Craig and Megan Bull (Jake, Morgan) of Hudsonville, Michigan, Brad and Stacey Bull (Sydney, Kate) of Holt, Michigan, Staci Bull of Kent City, Michigan, Jason Bull (Cole, Chloe) of Jenison, Michigan, John Hibbs of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Nathan and Sheila Hibbs of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Shannon and Jeremiah Bell (Gabriella, Michaela, Seraphina) of St. Joseph, Michigan, Shawn Hibbs of Maui, Hawaii, Brandon Hibbs of Louisville, Kentucky, Zach Hibbs of Louisville, Kentucky, Alex Hibbs of Louisville, Kentucky and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his mother, father, great-aunt and uncle, Claud and Neva Crawford, and seven sisters and brothers. Arlie farmed and worked as a machinist at Shaw-Walker for 37 years before his retirement in 1986. He was proud to serve his country as a staff sergeant during WWII and was an active member of the VFW as well as a past president of the DADs group at Post #4249. He was a member of American Legion #381 and the Grant Community Church. Arlie loved to fish, spend time with his family and friends and he completed many woodworking and construction projects over the years. Although we are glad he is at peace, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00–8:00 pm on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Grant Community Church (115 W State St, Grant, Michigan) and one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Grant Community Church. Interment will be immediately following the service at Ashland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Grant Community Church, Hospice of Michigan or Alzheimer’s Association.