Marie Brewer Rhoades (1932 -2016)
Forrest Mark Rhoades (1931 – 2016)
Marie Brewer Rhoades, age 84, of Saranac, Michigan passed away October 4, 2016 at home. Forrest Mark Rhoades, Age 84, of Saranac, Michigan passed away August 21, 2016 at home. Both were cremated. A graveside service will be held and their ashes buried Saturday, October 22, 2016, 11:00 AM at Leach Cemetery in Star, North Carolina.
Marie was born July 2, 1932 in Star, North Carolina to Claude Edward Brewer and Madie Laura Covington. She is survived by her twin sister, Myrtle Brewer Freeman (Richard), sister, Madie Ethel Sams, brother, Joseph Arthur Brewer (Hester), sister-in-law, Layrelnia Allred Brewer and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother James Edward “Jim” Brewer and her brother-in-law Avra Sams.
Forrest Mark Rhoades was born September 4, 1931 in Stanton, Michigan to Norman John Rhoades and Nora Irene Miller. He was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Mildred “Dusty” Rhoades Russell. He is survived by his brother-in-law Silas H. Russell, niece, Mildred Russell, nephews, Harry Russell (Ruth) and David Russell, niece-in-law, Janet Russell. He was also preceded in death by his nephew (Janet Russell’s husband) Jerry W. Russell.
Forrest Mark Rhoades and Marie Brewer were married May 29, 1960 in Star, North Carolina. Marie worked as a bus driver for Ionia Public Schools. Forrest Mark worked for a metal fabrication company. In retirement, Forrest Mark and Marie ran Fishline Charter boat service from Ludington for over a decade. They lived on the Rhoades family farm most of their lives, raising a family and farming while working full time. They are survived by their children: Sheila Hill (Jeff) of Ohio, Joy Vaughn (Roger) of Six Lakes, Michigan, Matthew “Matt” Rhoades (Mary) of Illinois, Mark Rhoades (Toni) of California, 7 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.