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Bellaire, Michigan Funeral Homes
106 South Bridge Street
Bellaire, Michigan 49615
(231) 533-8215
Bellaire, Michigan Obituaries and News
ROBERT BENNINGTON February 02, 2017

Bennington of Bellaire, Ohio and Beth Ann (Nelson) Rogers of Clarkston, Michigan, his sister, Patricia (Jerry) Garloch of Bellaire, Ohio and his brother, Donald (Shirley) Bennington of Bellaire, Ohio. Also ten grandchildren, Emily, Justin, Connor ... (Times-Leader)

Ruth M. Simms January 26, 2017

SIMMS, Ruth M. - 87, of Bellaire, passed away on February 28, 2013 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Ruth was born on October 23, 1925 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of William and Edith (Foster) Brown. Ruth enjoyed gardening, feeding her ... (yourlifemoments.ca)

Michigan bands to duke it out at Short's for chance to play April anniversary festival January 26, 2017

The competition began with performances last weekend by Benjaman James and Detroit’s Zander Michigan. The next round in the contest takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Short’s Brewing in Bellaire with performances by the Michigan bands Downright Decent ... (Traverse City Record-Eagle)

Eugene Nelson Waffle Sr. January 24, 2017

Surviving are his children Randy (Sheresse) Waffle of Bellaire, Theresa Duncan of Charlevoix ... 1 Hiland Drive, Petoskey, Michigan 49770. (www.meaningfulfunerals.net)

Obituary: Lola Duarte June 16, 2015

She was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Bellaire, Michigan, daughter of the late Hayden Joseph and Gladys Stone Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Albert Smith; and a sister, Sue Thompson. She is survived by her husband, Henry “Joe” Duarte ... (The Courier Online)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Crystal, Michigan
We recently worked with the Nick Lux at the Lux Schnepp Funeral Home in Crystal. I can say nothing but FABULOUS things. In such a difficult time he and his staff were not only helpful, compassionate, but personable. They were flexible in allowing me to do my mother's makeup and helped make her look like the person we all knew. I highly recommend working with the Lux family.
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Battle Creek, Michigan
My father passed in July. When the funeral home directors came to collect his remains, I informed them that I – as next of kin – should be consulted regarding the arrangements, as opposed to my stepsister. The following day my husband and I went to the funeral home to finalize arrangements for my father’s services. The director assigned to us, Andrew Emerson, told us that my stepsister had the authority, through legal documents, to make all the decisions regarding my father’s services. After having been asked to produce those papers, he consulted with his supervisor and returned with a Durable Power of Attorney appointing my stepsister as my father’s agent. He told us that his supervisor reviewed the document, and the document did NOT apply to the funeral arrangements. (The document includes “However, the POA ceases at the moment of the death of the principal.”) All through the discussion regarding the arrangements, Mr. Emerson kept referring to my stepsister. I told him very clearly that what my stepsister had proposed had no bearing on the matter, and further, that my stepsister’s family should make arrangements for a separate memorial service, because the funeral was to be a quiet remembrance for my father’s biological family and friends. Mr. Emerson offered to contact my stepsister regarding my wishes, and I accepted. The following day I spoke with Mr. Emerson. He told me he had contacted my stepsister and that she understood the arrangements were out of her hands, and that my stepsister said her family would be attending the funeral. I informed Mr. Emerson that attendance was unacceptable, and that I would inform my stepsister personally so that the information would be accurately conveyed. I left a very clear message on my stepsister’s voicemail that the funeral was for my father’s biological family and friends, and suggested that my stepsister’s family conduct a separate memorial service. In that way, she could have total control over the arrangements at her services, and there would not be any drama at my father’s funeral. I know my stepsister received the information, because her niece commented on the matter to my son via Facebook. When the pastor I selected as officiate came to visit, he told me he had visited with my stepsister regarding the services. Why my stepsister was informed of my choice of officiate is beyond my understanding. Throughout our conversation, it became clear that my stepsister had given him information regarding the relationship between her and me that was irrelevant to the situation. In the end, the eulogy revolved around my stepsister’s family, and the pastor stumbled awkwardly over the information I provided to give comfort to my aunts and uncles. This would not have happened had the funeral home not provided information to my stepsister. When my family and I arrived at the funeral home the day of the services, I found the chapel full of items brought by my stepsister. I informed Mr. Emerson that most of those items were to be removed. At that point, Mr. Emerson informed me that my stepsister’s family would be attending the services. Another employee of the funeral home inserted herself into the conversation and told me I could not pick and choose who could attend the funeral, because I didn’t specify that the services were to be private. At no point during the planning stage did anyone at the funeral home advise me of the possibility of making the services private! Next, Mr. Emerson told me three persons would be delivering tributes to my father. This was the first time I had been informed of this decision. At the end of the services, I had planned to announce that friends and family were welcome to attend a dinner in my father’s honor at a local restaurant. Because of all the last minute surprises, I was at a loss for how to make the announcement, and there was confusion on the part of the pastor and Mr. Emerson as to who was to make the announcement. As a result, there were twelve people attending an affair arranged for 40 people. Due to the circumstances, it was necessary for me to pay as though all 40 were in attendance. (The restaurant did give me a slight discount due to the lack of attendees.) The appreciation cards provided for mailing after the services referenced only “friends” – nothing about family. I was not consulted on the selection of sentiments in the card. I believe funeral home put my stepsister’s wishes above mine because the president of the company (although now deceased?) used to be a neighbor of my stepsister, and his daughter, who also works at the company, was a playmate of my stepsister when she was young.
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Hesperia, Michigan
Not very Happy with Raymond Funeral Home. Was subcontracted to do Date Cuttings for him . He still owes our Company $110.00 He will not return our phone calls, ignores us. You took the money for these date cuts and now cant pay us for the work we did. Shame on you. It's really sad that you up charge these grieving people for date cuts & then cant pay people for real work they do. You could at least return phone calls.... & state why you cant pay. I hope many people read this review and Don't Use Your Services. Beware ...........
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Walled Lake, Michigan
what wonderful people i can't say enough about the wonderful service and care they provided our family at the passing of our wonderful Leah
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Sparta, Michigan
Nothing like making a difficult time harder. My friend was buried yesterday and Tom, the owner of this funeral home told the deceased's best friend that he was going to hell and that he, as well as myself and other friends and family members were not welcome at the burial per the request of people that did not pay for the services. Later they apologized and said they didn't realize who had paid them but its too late. My friend is in the ground and we did not get to attend the burial.
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