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James Hollis MacKenzie


1920 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
James Hollis MacKenzie Obituary
James Hollis MacKenzie of North Adams, Michigan went to be with his Lord on March 28, 2017 at Drew's Village Green. He was born on March 27, 1920 in Jerome, Michigan to Roy and Bertha (Havens) MacKenzie. He married Carleen Taylor in March of 1941 and she precedes him in passing.
In 2002, James married Barbara (Whittaker) Hewlett whom he is survived by. Also surviving are three children, Judith (Jack) Griffiths of North Adams, James (Vanna) MacKenzie of Osseo and Jeffrey (Marsha) MacKenzie of Caro; five grandchildren, Jason (Cheryl) Griffiths, Matthew (Megan) Griffiths, Justin (Candice) MacKenzie, Adam (Aline) MacKenzie and Allison MacKenzie; four great grandchildren, Jeremy Griffiths, Mandi Griffiths, Ellie Griffiths and Cecilia MacKenzie; and two sisters, Barbara Morehead and Mary Rowe.
In addition to his first wife, Carleen, James is preceded in passing by his parents and one sister, Alice West.
James graduated from North Adams High School in 1938. He owned and operated MacKenzie Auto Sales Used Cars in North Adams with his father for 47 years. He was also a member of the Jerome United Methodist Church. Being an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing for many years and loved living on his farm. His family was very important to him and he will be greatly missed by them all.
A funeral Service to honor the life of Mr. James Hollis MacKenzie will be held at the Hampton Funeral Home in Hillsdale at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at the Northlawn Cemetery in North Adams. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Jerome United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Hillsdale County.

Hampton Funeral Home – Hillsdale
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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Mar. 30, 2017
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