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Jermigan, Ira M.

Ira M. Jermigan
April 24, 1937-Feb. 8, 1992


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, February 11, 1992, page 2, col. 3-5, cemetery file.

Funeral services for Ira M. Jermigan, 54, of 5027 Washington St., South Bend, Ind. are Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Niles by the Rev. W.L. Daniel, pastor.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Mrs. Jermigan died Saturday at 5:37 p.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center in South Bend, Ind. of an apparent heart attack.

Born April 24, 1937, in Jaycees, Miss., she lived in this area for 24 years, coming here from New Orleans.

Mrs. Jermigan was a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Niles.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Earnest Hammond and Michael Hammond, both of South Bend; two step-sons, Ron Miller of Anniston, Ala., and James Jermigan of Pensaloa, Fla.; a daughter, Shonta Jermigan of South Bend; a step-daughter, Linda Thompson of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, Glendale Jenkins of New Orleans; three sisters, Kitty Roberts of Jaycees, Miss., Bobby Quinn of New Orleans and Elnora McFadden of Chicago; and seven grandchildren.

Friends may call Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at a wake service at Mount Calvary Baptist.

Memorials may be made to Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Hoven Funeral Home of Buchanan is in charge of arrangements.

 

Brown, Fred

Fred Brown
Nov. 13, 1906-Nov. 15, 1991


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, November 19, 1991, page 2, col. 1, cemetery files.

Funeral services for Fred Brown, 85, of 1637 Huron St., Niles, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pifer-Smith Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Mr. Brown died Friday at Three Rivers Area Hospital, Three Rivers.

He was born Nov. 13, 1906, in Helena, Ark., and lived in this area 15 years, coming from Florida.

On June 3, 1950, in Florence, Ariz., he married Cozetter Coker, who survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Debra Brown of Three Rivers, Betty Brown of Niles and Ola Mae Griffin of Chicago; two brothers, John Edward Brown of South Bend, Ind. and Lawrence Brown of Tuscon[sic], Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at Pifer-Smith Funeral Home.

 

 

Helmick, Lillian L.

Lillian L. Helmick
Feb. 4, 1878-Dec. 31, 1962


Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, January 2, 1963, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Lillian L. Helmick, 84, of 131 Ontario St., died at 2:15 p.m. Monday in Pawating Hospital, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Helmick was born Feb. 4, 1878, in Carmel, Ind.  She came to Niles from Dowagiac 40 years ago. She was married to Myron Helmick on Aug. 30, 1927, in South Bend. He died in 1957.

Survivors include five sons, Claude, LeRoy and Albert Havener, all of Niles, Elmer Havener, Kalamazoo, and Ernest Havener, Pokagon, three daughters, Mrs. Terence Newton, Hart, Mrs. Hazel Goss, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Florence Carpenter, Niles, 33 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday in the Pifer Funeral Home. The Rev. Orlen L. Njus, pastor of the Bertrand Bible Church will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends are being received at the funeral home.

 

 

 

Curtis, Nellie M.

Nellie M. Curtis
April 21, 1889-Jan. 1, 1963


Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, January 2, 1963, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Nellie M. Curtis, 73, of 1925 M-40 North, died at 8:45 p.m., Tuesday. She had been in ill health about four years.

Mrs. Curtis was born April 21, 1889, in Three Oaks. She had been a Niles resident since 1922. She was married to Wray Curtis March 2, 1906 in Three Oaks. He survives.

Other survivors include eight sons, Chester, Floyd, Manley, Dale, Robert, Donald, Edward, and Dean, all of Niles; a sister, Mrs. Henry Mangold, Three Oaks; two brothers, Ross and Bert Rohl, both of Decatur; 29 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday in the Pifer Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Everett, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home beginning this evening.


Niles Daily Star, Thursday, January 3, 1963, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Additional survivors of Mrs. Nellie M. Curtis, 73, of 1925 M-40 North, who died Tuesday, include four daughters, Mrs. John Whiteleather, Columbia City, Ind., Mrs. Robert Gridley, South Bend, Mrs. Robert Fairchild, Niles, and Mrs. Clarence Rowe, Dowagiac.

Feuchter, Charles

Charles Feuchter
Oct. 7, 1883-Jan. 1, 1963


Niles Daily Star, Thursday, January 3, 1963, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Charles Feuchter, 79, of 722 N. 4th St., died at 11:20 p.m., Thursday in Pawating Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks.

Mr. Feuchter, a retired employe of the Simplicity Pattern Co., was born Oct. 7, 1883, in Germany. He came to Niles from Moberly, Mo., in 1929.

Survivors include three sons, John Charles, College Park, Ga.; Carl, Memphis, Tenn.; and Homer, Grapevine, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Viola Crenshaw, Forestbrook, Ga.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Melvin, Webster, Niles, with whom he made his home; two step-sons, Hubert Way, South Bend, and Minor Way, Walkerton,; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday in the Pifer Funeral Home. Dr. Maurice McKean, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends are being received at the funeral home.