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Charles Cummings

December 1, 1934 — March 1, 2014

79, of Mayville, died following a battle with cancer Friday, February 28, 2014 in his home, with his family at his side. He was born December 1, 1934 in Brown City, to Clifford and Pearl (Davis) Cummings. He married Bonnie Caverly November 14, 1953, in Kingston.

Charles worked for Buick, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac in Lake Orion for 28 years, retiring in May of 1992. He never stayed idle, working for Michigan Sugar Factory, Marlette Trailer Factory, and farming. Charles taught his children and grandchildren a strong work ethic. He liked his cows, cutting firewood, hauling sand and gravel with his dump truck, and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved working in his garden.

Charles is survived by his wife, Bonnie; children: Charles Mark (Christine) Cummings of Deford, Gary Bruce (Julia) Cummings of Bronson, and Darren Raymond (Cindy) Cummings of Mayville; 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; sister, Beulah Trainor of Mount Pleasant; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Eugene "Jim" Cummings, Howard Cummings, Don Cummings, Jay Cummings, Bernard Cummings, and Geraldine Stephenson; grandchildren: Dustin Ray Cummings, Cheyenne Irvine and Hannah Hunter.

Funeral services held 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston with Rev. Elroy Gilmore officiating. Interment is in Kingston Cemetery, Kingston. Pallbearers for Mr. Cummings are Keton Cummings, Cody Cummings, Mark Sarles, Jared Sarles, Walter Gentry and Martin Miller. Memorials may be made to American Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Visitation: 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195
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