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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Goodlock, Phillip

Written by David Green.

Phillip Henry Goodlock, 85, of Hudson, Mich., died March 3, 2007. He was the oldest living member of the Goodlock family.

He was born July 6, 1921, in Hudson, to Arthur Lewis and Veda May (Harley) Goodlock. He married Bonnie Mae Taylor on Dec. 7, 1946, and she preceded him in death Feb. 17, 1985.

Phillip served in the U.S. Army from December 1942 until January 1946, with a tour of duty in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor attack. He was employed by Stubnutz Green for 40 years, retiring in July 1979.

Phillip is survived by three sons, Philip “P-Nut” (and Sheri) Goodlock and Eugene “Shorty” (and Becky) Goodlock, both of Hillsdale, Mich., and Duwayne “Tater” (and Nancy) Goodlock of Clayton; five daughters, Brenda (and John) Baker of Hudson, Sylvia (and Larry) Shearer of Harrison, Mich., Hilda McCarley of Morenci, Linda (and Gary) Hill of Spanaway, Wash., and Cynthia (and Norman) Maxson of Pittsford; a brother, Milford (and Luliville) Goodlock of Clayton; a sister, Ione (and Larry) Schmucker of Pioneer, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Goodlock of Hudson; a brother-in-law, Robert Sommerlott of Jacksonville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Phillip was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford and Harley Goodlock; and three sisters, Violet Cox, Vena Sommerlott and Evelyn Goodlock.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian with Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson with full graveside military rites conducted by the Hudson American Legion, Hannan-Colvin Post #180.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5 at Anderson’s.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sons of the Hudson American Legion, Hannan-Colvin Post #180 or Hospice of Lenawee.

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