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also asked for Nan and Bud, Eileen, Melissa, Terri, Wanda, Rich and Phebe, Bobbi's daughter's mother-in-law, Tom Forrester, and all our dear ones who are in nursing homes. You are most welcome to join us as we worship our Lord every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Baby Basket is open Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and the choir practices Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Also, the church of- fice is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Full Gospel Church of Atlanta, Pastor Dave Fisher spoke of "The Blessing of Memory." He told of how we should re- member those who gave their lives for our freedom, and how through God's word, the Bible, from Gen- esis to New Testament, God wants us to remem- ber all of His blessings. And where Jesus says, "this bread is my body, this cup is tl21e New Covenant in my blood" he said it because he was fulfilling a proph- ecy. The bread and the cup were to be eternal remind- ers to the world. There will be a potluck lunch on June 9 following the morning service. Bring a dish to pass. Fisher's of Men Study, "Proclaiming the Prom- ised Messiah," studying the scriptures that give proof that Christ is the Messiah is Wednesday at 6 p.m. Lost Valley Bible Camp schedule: Family Camp, June 30-July 5; Kidz Camp Elementary, July 8-12; Jr/ Sr High Camp, July 15-19. At the Full Gospel Church and Family Ministry Cen- ter, the food pantry is open on Thursday at 4 p.m. That Thursday Thing: Praise, Worship and Word is at 6 p.m. At the Community Bap- tist Church of Hillman it was a true pleasure to wel- come Dr. Steve Moffet of Northwoods Radio Minis- try to share our pulpit Sun- day morning. He delivered a message beginning in 1st John Chapter 5. He spoke of the "Defeated Life." Our special was performed by SandyAmos. She sang and played the guitar to "I Saw the Light." Coming Events: June 1 there will be a breakfast at the church at 10 a.m. On June 4 the Prayer meeting/Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m. The Lord's supper/ fellowship meal and MediLodge service will be held on June 9. On June 11 there will be a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Our Heavenly Father an- swers our prayers. He is al- ways there for us. Praise God for the blessings he gives you every day. Pray for our militarymen, women and their families. Thank them for the sacri- fices they made for us in order to keep us free. Pray for our loved ones, friends, family, and church family, for the revival of the churches, for peace in Is- rael, the coming of the Lord, the missionaries, and the unsaved. Special prayers goes out for Pastor Killion's health, and the recovery of everyone who is going through health problems. If you don't have a church family, come and meet your new brothers and sis- ters here! Sandra D. Proffitt Sandra D. Proffitt, 66, of Hillman passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at Alpena Regional Medical Center. Sandra Diane Scott was born in Detroit on June 3, 1946 to the late Foster and Edith (Campbell) Scott and married Harvey Proffitt on January 9, 1965. She was a member of TOPS in Atlanta, Michigan, and a member of the Alpena Penicostal Church. Surviving are her husband Harvey of Hillman; three children, April and Sandy Everett of Warren, Diane and Dennis Allen of Hillman, and Harvey O. and Leann Profitt of Hillman; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, David (Cheryl) Scott, William (Sue) Scott; two sisters, Annette Flemming, and Barbara (James) Holland; one special friend, Linda (Bruse) Cronk. Sandra was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Scottf a grandson, Mathew Everett; and a son-in-law, Daniel W. Mercer. A funeral service will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home in HiUman on Wednesday, May 29 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Wilkey officiating. Interment will be at the Hillman Rust Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alpena Regional Medical Center's Cancer Center. Section B - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 5B Gene Simon Salamony = Gene Simon Salamony, 76, I = passed away May 20, 2013, surrounded by loved ones in his home after a two-year journey battling pancreatic cancer. Gene was born to Edward Paul Salamony and Egle (Parent_i) Salamony on Feb- ruary 23, 1937, in Canon urg, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Bridgeville, PA, and earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Music Educa- tion from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. In 1961 he married Karen Silfven, and they had two daughters, Sandra Noel and Gina Marie. Gene began his teaching career in the Mackinaw City school system and he continued teaching at the Atlanta Community School. He then spent many years inspiring band students at the Tawas Area Public Schools, leading numerous ensembles in championship performances both on the concert stage as well as on the marching band rid& He ended his career as supervisor of the Morris County School of Technology, NJ. He enjoyed gardening, and was a master gardener as well as the gentleman farmer and proprietor of Va Via Farm. He loved hosting tours of the farm and appreci- ated visits from his loyal egg and produce customers throughout the years. He enjoyed opera and music of all kinds. Gene was a past president of the Michigan School Band and OrchestraAssociation, and a respected feld judge of marching bands. He was also along-time volunteer fire= man in Tawas City, MI, and Glen Ridge, NJ (and he also collected a vast "museum" of vintage fire truck models and fire department memorabilia). He was admired for his candor and strength. If he told you something once, you were expected to remember it. He endeavored to make his students not just better mu- sicians, but better people. He is survived byhis partner and love, Sally Garrett; his daughters, Sandra Salamony of Traverse City and Gina (Scott) Brown of Lansing; his sisters, Lynn (Rich) Scherff and Mary Jo Gaitens,' both of Pittsburgh; and several nephews and nieces. He will also be well missed by his grand-dogs Zinger, Officer Mike, and Frances, all of whom never heard him say, "no." He was preceded in death by his parents. He continued his love of teaching music by founding the Tawas Community Concert Band for beginning and continuing adult musicians. Memorial contributions may be made in Gene's name to the Tawas Community Concert Band Endowment Fund, administered by the Iosco County Community Foundation (cfnem.org/ ICCF/Funds.aspx). This endowment fund will provide scholarships for music programs to middle and high school students from Iosco County. Gene would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and medical professionals who assisted along his journey, especially Alicia, Dee, and Carla from Reverence Home Health Care and Hospice in Tawas City. There will be no public service. Instead, he choreo- graphed a private family ceremony that will be held in the summer. An online guest registry is available at" www.bureshfuneralhomes.com. Geraldine Elizabeth Smith Geraldine Elizabeth Smith, 84, of Clare, MI, formerly of Warren, passed away on May 18, 2013 at Prestige Place Assisted Living in Clare. She was bom on November 15, 1928 to Edward and Laura (Kolb) in Detroit, MI. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lewiston and the VFW Ladies AtLxiliary in Harrison. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and knitting. In her younger years, she was "Mrs. Clean," you never dared to make a mess or wear your shoes into her home. Although she wasn't much of a cook, Geraldine loved cookbooks. She was devoted to her parents, having taken care of them for many years up until their last days. Geraldine is survived by her sister, Marcella Menendez of Lewiston, MI; and niece Donna Alessandri. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Smith. Funeral services for Mrs. Smith were held Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lewiston, MI; Pastor Steven Thiel officiating. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Ar- rangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, www.greenfuneralhomes.com. Shirley Macy Bemke Mrs. Shirley Macy Bemke, 73, of Lewiston, Michigan passed away peacefully at her home on May 16, 2013. She was born in Cawood, Kentucky on August 12, 1939 to James and Mae (Swanson) Price, and was fondly raised with the help of her stepmother, Hazel Price. She married hus- band, Ronald Bemke in Roseville, Michigan on May 18, 1957 and together they were married for 56 years. Shirley resided in Lewiston since 1973 and owned and operated the R&S Gun Shop for 25+ years with husband, Ron. She was a past member of the Lewiston Lioness Club and a former member of the Lewiston Historical Society. She enjoyed baseball, NASCAR, scrapbooking, and loved to crochet. Above all, she enjoyed her time spent with family, and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband, Ron Bemke of Lewiston; daughters, Sherry (Ronald) Welsh of Miramar Beach, Florida, Denise (Michael) Heyster of Lewiston, and Cathy (Pat) Newell of Lewiston; grandchildren; Daniel, Mary, David, Justin, and Jacob; great-grandchil- dren; Krystofer, Drake, Myla, and Persephone; brothers, IimPrice of California, Bob (Deanna) Price of Ishpeming, Roger (Cecil) Price of Haslett, and Bill (Sherie} Price of Holt; sisters, Wanda O'Connor of Warren, Garneda Jacobs of Washington, Michigan, and Penny Price of Warren. She was preceded in death by her .brothers, Ted and Bruce. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place and there are no services scheduled for Mrs. Bemke at this time. Arrangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages can be sent via our website, www.greenftmeralhomes.com. James Wesley Smith James Wesley Smith, 79, of Hillman, passed away at home on Monday, May 27, 2013. James "Wes" Smith was born in Montcalm County, Michigan on luly 27, 1933 to file late Charles and Gladys (Marsh) Smith and served in the U.S. Army as a Corpo- ral during the Korean Con- flict. On April 25, 1953 he married Eleanore Flora Cole. Mr. Smith was the owner of Smith Small En- gine Repair. He was an active and faithful charter member of Light- house Fellowship, a life member of V.F.W. Mont- morency, and had a terrific sense of humor. He enjoyed working on old engines. Surviving are his wife, Eleanore; four children, jm Smith Jr., Cheryl (Donald) McKelvy, Ann Williams, Kart Smith; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; is- ter-in-law, Viola Smith; brother-in-law, Rusell Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were a great-granddaugher, Elizabeth; three brothers, Charles, Bert, Larry; and me sister, Lucille Hamilton. Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, May 30 at the BannaffFuneral Home in Hillman fron 2 - 8 p.m. and will continue Friday from 10 a.m. until he time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jffry Huffman officiating. Military honors will be accordet at the cemetery. Interment will be at the Hillman/Past Twp. Cemetery. Memorials maybe made to the famil:of Wes Smith. | Can't find anything to write on? i Get some scratch pads at the Tribune. One dollar plus tax will get you three!