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VOLIVA, ELVA "ORLEY" Of Burton, age 81, died peacefully Thursday, August 6, 2020 surrounded by family. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Burton Eagles #3814 on Bristol Road, Burton, 1pm Saturday, August 15, 2020. Inurnment at Evergreen Cemetery. Elva was born in Mississippi on December 13, 1938, the son of the late Boyse and Willine Voliva. He married Ruth Jimmerfield, the love of his life and she preceded him in death. He was a longtime member of Moose Lodge Grand Blanc Lodge #2344 and the Burton Eagles #3814. Elva was a former Golden Gloves boxer. He enjoyed playing pool and golf. He always liked to keep busy and work in his garage. Elva was the kindest of gentlemen and his door was always open to others. Surviving are sons, Steve and Greg Voliva; Grandchildren, Mitchell Voliva, Matthew Voliva, Ben VanAllen and Serenity (Jesse) Dankert; Great-grandchildren, Kennedy Garrett, Nicholas Dankert and Christopher Dankert; And numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved. He was preceded in death by his children, Cathy VanAllen and Chuck Copeland, brother, Jack and sister, Reba. Your condolences may be shared with the family at swartzfuneralhomeinc.com

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Published in Flint Journal from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 12, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Orley will surely be missed but live on in all of our Precious Memories!
Massie Family
August 11, 2020
A very loving, & giving man....I had the great privilege of being his long time good friend! Praying at this time for GOD to give his family comfort, & peace of mind, in JESUS name, Amen!
Jimmy Walker
August 10, 2020
I am truly blessed to have gotten meet him 2 years ago and be a part of his life for that little time. He was very caring and loving, he will be greatly missed. Love ya always Gramps
Andrea Fengler
August 10, 2020
Great man full of life big heart ❤ truly will be missed .. good speed my friend! Until we meet again
Sherry Adams
August 10, 2020
great man and fell0w worker
david darby
August 10, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family. Orley will be greatly missed. He was one of the best men I had ever met. Such a kind soul and huge heart. He will always be in my thoughts and in my heart.
Lori L West
August 9, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Orley. His easy-going manner served him well as a Skilled Trades Committeeman and he was a true gentleman.
Rest in peace, Brother...
Charlie Ross
August 9, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Larry and Pat Pfeiffer
August 8, 2020
My sweet gentle loving Uncle I will always hold your kindness and hugs and love for everyone in my heart, you are greatly missed, I know you are rejoicing with Aunt Ruthie, Chuck, and Cathy Jo, and all our family who have gone home. Fly high and until we meet again all my love Rain Jane❤
Rain Hemenway
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