Former mayor passes away

PLYMOUTH — Former Plymouth Mayor James E. Yeazel, 83, died suddenly after experiencing a heart attack at his home Saturday evening.
Yeazel will be remembered as a friend by many in the community. His love of Plymouth was unequaled and his hand of friendship was always extended to everyone he met.
Yeazel served as the mayor of Plymouth from 2000 to 2003. Within only a few months of finishing his term as mayor, health concerns forced him to resign. His wife Bonnie was appointed in September of 2003 to complete the term that ended on December 31.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. A Masonic memorial rite will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 16 in the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Michigan St., Plymouth with calling after 10 a.m.
Preferred memorial gifts are requested to the church.
Burial will follow in Oakhill Cemetery with military honors.
A complete story will be available for the Tuesday edition of the paper.