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James, Carrie nee Heckathorn
The Niles Daily star carried an obituary for Carrie James on 24 Dec 1937 and it reads:  “Heart Attack Fatal to Galien Woman Thursday  Galien, Dec 24-Sudden heart attack following an illness of several months proved fatal Thursday night to Mrs. Carrie James, Galien, who died at 9 o’clock in the home of her sister, Mrs. S. B. Hampton.  Mrs. James was born in Galien township, Dec 22, 1874, and had lived here all her life.  She was 63.  Her husband, John, Mrs. Hampton and two brothers, Joseph Heckathorne, Dayton, and Frank Heckathorne, Galien survive.  The body will be taken from the Kenney funeral home to the Latter Day Saints church Sunday at 1 o’clock where it will lie in state until the hour of the service at 2.  Elder J. W. McKnight will officiate.  Burial will be in the Galien cemetery.  Nephews of Mrs. James will serve as pallbearers.”    The Galien River Gazette carried the following on 30 Dec 1937:  “Bury Mrs. Carrie James At Galien Olive Branch community was Friday morning by the sudden death of our neighbor and friend Mrs. Carrie James, who passed away at the house of he only sister, Mrs. Samuel Hampton, Thursday evening at nine o’clock after a few hours illness.  Mrs. James was born in Galien township, Dec 22, 1874, and has been a life long resident of this community.  Surviving are her husband, John James, one sister, Mrs. Hampton, and two brothers, Frank Heckathorne, Olive Branch, and Joseph Heckathorne, Dayton.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the L. D. S. church, conducted by the rev. J. W. McKnight.  Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marsh were the singers.  Six nephews were casket bearers.  Burial in the Galien Cemetery.” Contributed by William Brackett  brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Jefferis, Rebecca M.
Died of quick consumption at her home near Stephensville, Mich., Feb 28, 1887, Mrs. Rebbeca M. Jefferis, aged 39 years. The deceased was born near Wilmington, Ohio, where she was married to Wm. D. Jeferis, on May 1st, 1866, and a few days afterwards came with her husband to the home where they resided until the time of her death. Acting under the advice of physicians and friends, she and her husband went South early in September last and spent some months at Aiken, S. C., hoping the climate there might prove beneficial but not finding relief returned on Jan. 19th to close her life among loving relatives and friends. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother and an earnest Christian; departing confident and joyous in the hope of a happy life and a bright reward beyond the grave.
Taken from the St. Joseph Herald (12 March 1887)

Contributed By Anonymous

Johnson, Elizabeth - - - Tuesday, November 2, 1948 - The Niles Daily Star - Receive Word Of Death
Three Oaks - Nov. 2 -- Word has been received by relatives here of the death last Saturday night in Southgate, Cao., of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, 75, a resident of Three Oaks until a few years ago. Her death, in a hospital there, followed a two-week illness.
  Mrs. Johnson was born Feb 22, 1873 in Indiana, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benton Stanage. Most of her lifetime was spent in the Three Oaks vicinity.
  Surviving are the following children: Orville Looker, Mrs. Fairlee Krueger and William Johnson, all of Southgate; Percy Looker and Keith Johnson, both of Michigan City, Ind., a daughter, Mildred, in Detroit; and Harold Johnson, Mishawaka, Ind. She also leaves two brothers, Thomas, Sr. , and John Stanage, both of Three Oaks.

Jordan, Todd Christopher
BERRIEN SPRINGS -- Todd Christopher Jordan, 33, of Berrien Springs, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University, of which he was a member.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Legacy Family Funeral Services-Matthew R. Purchase Chapel, Berrien Springs.
Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so at www.legacyfuneral.com.
Memorials in his memory may be made to the Jordan Family Christian Education Fund, care of Legacy Family Funeral Services.
Todd was born Jan. 5, 1971, in Berrien Springs, to James R. and Carol L. (Nash) Jordan. He was a 1991 graduate of Andrews Academy and attended Andrews University for three years.

Todd was a gifted computer programmer whose passions for life included his family, his work and helping others.
On Oct. 12, 1993, he married Davka I. Aparicio, who survives along with their three children -- Karen Marie, Gabriella Nicole and Catherine Michelle Jordan, all at home in Berrien Springs. In addition to his parents, James R. and Carol L. Jordan of Berrien Springs, additional survivors include a brother, Michael "Micki" (Darla-Mae) Jordan and a sister, Asha M Jordan, both of Berrien Springs; his maternal grandfather, Russell Nash of Fletcher, N.C., and his paternal grandmother, Myrtle Jordan of Madison, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, J. Nash Jordan.

Taken from The Herald - Palladium May 27, 2004 edition

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