James Franch May 14, 1949 - May 7, 2014 NILES - James A. Franch, 64, of Howell, Michigan and formerly of Niles, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti following a lengthy illness. He was born on May 14, 1949, in Phoenix, Arizona, to the late Marion A. and Gladys E. (Parker) Franch. James had many struggles in life; however, he maintained a positive attitude and always did his very best. He was gifted in both knitting and latch-hook. He was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings. James is survived by a brother, Thomas (Marcia) Franch Sr. of Niles, a sister, Sandra (Robert) Perry of Stone Mountain, Georgia, a special local nephew, Tom (Lisa) Franch of Niles, a great-nephew, Eric Franch, two great-nieces, Megan Franch and Amanda Pearman, as well as many other nephews and nieces. In keeping with James' wishes, a graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at Sumnerville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 1605 Silverbrook Ave., Niles, Michigan 49120. Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com
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