Jones H. Rodgers / 1925-2009

Published 9:32 am Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jones H. Rodgers, 84, of Burns Street, Niles, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at his home, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, with the Rev. Edward H. Slate of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Niles.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

He was born on May 6, 1925, in Paragould, Ark. to John Rodgers and Sally Hall. He has lived in Niles since 1950, coming from Arkansas.

He was a member of the Merchant Marines for eight years. He was also a member of the Pokagon Lodge No. 136 F&A.M.

He enjoyed retirement and spending time with family.

On July 21, 1950, in New Port, Ark., he married Violene (Satterfield) Rodgers, who survives.
Additional surviving family include two sons, Charles Thomas (Kim M.) Rodgers of Niles and James Edward (Janice L. Rodgers of Niles; grandsons, James Edward Rodgers, Jr. and Josh Simpson; a granddaughter, Heather Taylor; two great-granddaughters, Emma Taylor and Abigail Rodgers and two sisters, Bonnie Jean Stiponvich of Denver, Colo. and Manae Hansford of Saint Louis, Mo.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Arrangements were by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

Mark Paul Robison

Mark Paul Robison, 47, of Baroda Road, Baroda, died on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, with Pastor Edward Slate of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

Arrangements were by Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan.