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Kenneth R. “Bud” Bailey age 76 passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 surrounded by his family at Green Acres of Cedar Springs. He was born in Escanaba, Michigan on January 23, 1942 to Kenneth and Joyce (Krouth) Bailey. He worked as an accountant for Cedar Springs for 20 years and also as controller at Mary Free Bed Hospital. He loved gardening, golfing, sports, especially U of M, and his grandchildren were the light of his life. He is survived by Amber (Williams) his wife of 54 years; daughters, Sheila (Joe) Wittenbach and Ann (Trever) Hall; His grandchildren, Evan, Josh, Cade, Alex and Tressa; in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kenny; sister, Bonnie Morton; niece, Julia Morton; son-in-law, Jim Kirkwood; and parents-in-law, Olive & Ray Williams. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where a memorial service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Free Bed Foundation.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

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Gladys Marie (Bays) (Stowers) Wright – age 86, of Flushing, went to be with Jesus, Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Gentiva Hospice, Linden Road, Flint, Michigan. Special thanks to the “crew” for their tender love and care while taking such good care of her. Family will receive visitors from 5 PM to 9 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint 48507. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the funeral home. Special friend, Raymond Hetzer will officiate. Cremation will take place after the service. A special service will take place sometime next year in Hamlin, West Virginia. at her childhood church. Mrs. Wright was born November 29, 1926, the 11th of 12 children born in Hamlin, West Virginia, and was the daughter of the late James (Big Jim) and Rhoda Bays. Gladys graduated from Ashland High School, Ashland, Kentucky. Gladys lived a short time in Tacoma, Washington, but most of her life was spent in Flushing, Michigan. She was a stay at home mother where she raised 6 children. She was an avid seamstress, quilter, gardener, giver and a great cook. She was assistant cook for 17 years at Maybee Camp in Monroe, Michigan and Napoleon Camp in Napoleon, Michigan. In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were her 1st husband, Don D. Stowers and 2nd husband, Preston S. Wright, and son, James D. Stowers, son-in-law, Gary E. Garrison. Siblings, Rex, Claude, Crosby, James, Ima, Ruby, Minnie, Nel and Eleanor. Surviving are children, Tamera L. Garrison of Grand Blanc, Deborah L. Russell (Michael) of Joelton, Tennessee, Timothy Wright of Flushing, Jeffery Wright (Dena) of Cedar Springs, Lisa Stearns (Douglas) of Flushing. Grandchildren, Kim Garrison Toporek of Goodrich, Heidi Molyneux of Flushing, Michelle Anglea (Lee) of Joelton, Tennesse, Stephen Wright (Amy) of Richmond, Kentucky, Matthew Wright of Erlanger, Kentucky, Sarah Winebrenner (Andrew) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nathan Wright (Lacey) of Cedar Springs, Katherine Ash (Everett) of Boca Raton, Florida, Holly Williams of Flint. Great grandchildren are: Jessica and Joseph Toporek, Lauren, Megan, Maia, Faith & Hunter Molyneux, Courtney & Catherine Anglea, Abigail, Mitchell, Haden, Boston, Tatum, Kayda & Avalon Wright. Surviving sisters are Irene Chadwick (Charles) of Ormond Beach, Florida and Judy Riffe of Flagler Beach, Florida and many nieces, nephews & cousins throughout the country. Those desiring may make contributions in Gladys’ memory to Food for the Hungry (FH.org). She was really concerned about people not having access to fresh drinking water. Donations will be used to drill a well. Matthew 25:35. Friends may share an online tribute on the obituary page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes


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Fleeing police lands man in jail

Willie Williams

A high-speed chase and crash that resulted in a burning car has landed a Grand Rapids man in jail.
According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Officer Mike Stahl noticed a vehicle on Monday, April 25, about 11:40 p.m., that matched an earlier report that he had investigated where a vehicle left without paying for gasoline from a Cedar Springs gas station. When he followed this vehicle north on White Creek Ave to check the license plate, the vehicle ran a stop sign at Solon Street and sped away from the patrol unit.
The pursuit crisscrossed northern Kent County until the vehicle attempted a high-speed turn onto Wildwood Valley NE, a private drive that runs south off 20 Mile Road, west of Albrecht Ave. in Solon Township.  The driver lost control, went off the paved roadway and rolled over in the ditch.
The vehicle was resting on its sides, and the two occupants refused to exit the vehicle. Officer Stahl waited for additional units and then officers (CSPD Officer Mandy Stahl and Kent County Sheriff Deputy Warren Hansen) began a slow safe approach to the overturned vehicle. Officers noticed a fire had started on the undercarriage and alerted those inside.  The two suspects quickly exited the vehicle and were taken into custody.
Solon Fire and Rescue was called to the scene.  Both men declined medical care and were transported and lodged in the Kent County Correctional Facility.  The fire completely destroyed the 1998 GMC Jimmy.  This vehicle was reported stolen from the City of Grand Rapids on April 21, 2011.
The prosecutor’s office approved charges of “Fleeing and Eluding 3rd Degree for one of the two men involved.  Willie Lee-Wilson Williams, 19, of Grand Rapids was arraigned this Tuesday in 63rd District Court for the felony fleeing and eluding charge and as a habitual offender.  His bond was set at $5,000.00 cash surety.  The second subject involved was released from jail.  Investigating police agencies will continue to work this case gathering evidence to support additional charges.

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Ray Winnie
Intandem Credit Union


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