Obituaries

Mattawan - David Paul McCorry, 60, lost his battle with depression on March 21, 2017. David was born on Friday, July 13, 1956 in Dowagiac, the son of James and Alice (Johnson) McCorry. On November 10, 1979 he was united in marriage with Pamela...
    Robert E. Buss was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Arlington Township, MI. He was one of three children born to John and Mildred (Jacobs) Buss. Robert passed away suddenly at home on Friday, March 17, 2017.     Robert served his country proudly in the...
     Alfred (Al) Lee Justice passed away on March 22, 2017 at White Oaks Assisted Living, Lawton.      Al was born in Tazwell County, Virginia, on September 8, 1922, to Henry J. and Myrtle Justice. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters...
    PAW PAW - Richard “Dick” Lewis Drake, 68, of Paw Paw, passed away March 19, 2017. He was born Jan. 5, 1949, in Paw Paw, to the late Lewis and Ellen Louise (Ortquist) Drake.     Dick graduated from Paw Paw High School Class of 1968. He enjoyed...
    PAW PAW - Billiann Bonter, 71, of Paw Paw, passed away Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, after a brief illness.  She was born July 20, 1945, in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of the late George and Anna...
    Joseph Asenbauer, 93, of Kalamazoo, died March 20, 2017, at Rose Arbor Hospice.  Joe was born June 28, 1923, in Herried, SD, the son of Joseph Sr. and Rose (Opp) Asenbauer.     He served his country during World War II, and had lived in the...
    LAWTON - Betty L. Pelton,  86, of Lawton, died March 19, 2017, at White Oaks, Lawton. She was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Mark and Marjorie (Carins) Gillham.     Betty lived in Lawton since 1961. She was preceded by her...
    Howard Harrell went peacefully to his Lord, with his wife by his side, after a brief illness on Monday, March 20, 2017.  It was ironic that he went on the first day of spring, a season in which he loved. Howard was born Dec. 21, 1941, in Jackson...
    Jason Scott Sutherland, 42, of Paw Paw died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Oxford, AL. He was born December 17, 1974, in Kalamazoo, MI. He was raised in Paw Paw, where he attended Paw Paw Public Schools.     Surviving are his...
James Matthew Smith, 23, of Portage, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Surviving members of his family include his parents, Bert and Debra Smith; seven brothers and sisters, Laura Simmons (fiancée Danny Davis...

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