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held for Art Vanderlyn
manager of Hartford grocery store
Alan Vanderlyn, 40,
died Sept. 15 at University hospital, Ann Arbor following a long
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the
Methodist church, followed by burial in Maple Hill cemetery.
Vanderlyn, who owned Harding’s Market here and was
interested in the same chain in Watervliet and Coloma, was born
in Hartford. He is survived by his wife, the former Bonna
Modro; his mother, Mrs. Nelmah Vanderlyn and a sister, Mrs.
Donna Smith, all of Hartford.
He was a member of the Benton Harbor Elks lodge, the
Van Buren Sportsmen’s club and Masonic lodge, who conducted
Rites held for O.A. Canada, Hartford,
Pastor Orvel Canada,
55, pastor of both the Lawrence and Hartford
Seventh-day Adventist church, died Feb 17  at Rochester,
Minn. He had been ill for a year.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Hartford
Adventist church. Pastor R.D. Moon, Lansing, officiated,
assisted by Pastor Robert Boothby of Niles.
Following services here the body was taken to Muncie, Ind.,
where he was born for services and burial.
He came to Van Buren county about three years ago from Maryland.
He served the Paw Paw, Lawrence and Hartford churches.
More recently he had served only Hartford and Lawrence churches.
Survivors are his wife,
daughter, Mrs. Norma Putman of Mirrit Island, Fla.; two sons,
Byron of Harrisburg, VA., and Vernon, a student of Andrews
university; four grandchildren; six brothers and two sisters.
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