I just learned of the death of Margie
Robbins, wife of cousin Beechen Robbins of
Lexington, Kentucky. She died last
January. Margie was a good friend and
will be missed. Thanks, Beechen, for
letting me know. Our thoughts and
prayers are sent your way.
We were saddened to learn of the death of
Mitchell Fredrick Painter on December 1,
2009. His obituary is below. Our
condolences to Mickey's family.
Painter, 64, passed away on Tuesday,
December 1, 2009 at his home after a
courageous battle with cancer. He was born
August 28, 1945 in McRoberts, Kentucky to
Russell and Rilda (Hollon) Painter. Mitchell
also known as Mitch, Mickey or Mike, was a
musician, playing drums in his brothers band
“The Blue Knights.” He was retired from
General Motors after 20 years of service. He
enjoyed being with family and friends on any
occasion. He loved music, his collection of
DVD’s and his computer. Mitchell is survived
by a son, Scott (Jennifer) Painter of Yale;
his daughter, Candace (Kevin) Burkhart of
Fort Gratiot; two grandsons: Adrean and
Kevin Burkhart of Richmond and two
granddaughters: Michelle and Tori Painter of
Yale; his sisters, LaDonna (Richard)
Samuelson of Croswell and Nina (Pete) Kelsey
of Fort Gratiot and many, many loving nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Russell and Rilda; his brother,
Russell (Tommy) and a nephew, Richard
Samuelson Jr. Cremation has taken place. A
memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Church of
Christ, 756-17th Street, Port Huron. The
Pastor Larry Brown will officiate. The
family will receive visitors from 10:00 a.m.
until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. in
the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may
be made to the Wishes of the Family.
Arrangements by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634
Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street, Port Huron
Other Information on Micky:
Born: Aug 28, 1945 Died: Dec
1, 2009 Age: 64 years
Place of Birth: McRoberts,
Kentucky Resided In:
Viewing Type: Visitation (No
Viewing Location: Church of
Christ, 756 - 17th Street, Port
Viewing Date: Saturday, December
5, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Service Type: Memorial
Service Date: Saturday, December
5, 2009 11:00 a.m.
Service Location: Church of
Christ, 756-17th Street, Port
Burial Type: Cremation
Burial Date: Yesterday
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Abigail Langston Arnold was born
November 25, 2009. She is the
daughter of Arnold Lee Jr. and Amanda
White Playforth. She arrived at 3
pounds, 7 ounces and came two months
early. Abigail is the
great-granddaughter of Patty Sue
(Wright) Playforth and
great-great-granddaughter of Jessie and
Elma (Adams) Wright (both deceased, as
is Patty Sue). Aunt Gwenda
(Wright) Castle passed the information
on to me. Thanks, Gwenda!
Hope I got all the information right; if
not I hope someone corrects me.
Jerry & Lorinda (Adams) Grubbs
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on
June 19 at gala party sponsored by their
children at a hall in Wyandotte, Michigan.
Their anniversary date is June 20.
A host of family and friends were present to
honor them on this special day.
More pictures are on
Jerry & Lorinda's Page.
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Jerry & Lorinda and their extended family at
the anniversary party / Limo that provided
Karen Roark and Sean Percy celebrated the
beginning of their life together April 18.
Their wedding took place at Trinity
Pentecostal Church in Pineville. Karen
is mom to Kasey (below) and younger sister,
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Sean & Karen on their wedding day
Condolences to Karen's (Roark)
family. Her daughter,
Kasey, gave birth to a little
boy in late February.
Though he weighed 6 pounds and
was 21 inches long and was very
nearly full-term he was
stillborn.. The umbilical
cord was wrapped around his
little neck twice. He was
named Aaron Cecil Lester.
Kasey and her husband, Raymond
have a little girl and were
looking forward to birth of
Aaron Cecil. Their hearts
are saddened by their loss.
Aaron's Family: Dad Raymond, Mom
Kasey, Sister Kaylee
Doug &Sue with their children,
Joseph & Dekitta
More sadness for the family!
Sue Ellen's husband, Doug
Williams, passed away March 6. He leaves behind
his wife, Sue; son, Joseph; and
daughter, Dekitta. Out
hearts go out to the family.