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Don Coleman: 1928-2017

Jan. 31, 2017 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan State All-American offensive lineman Don Coleman, who helped the Spartans to the 1951 National Championship, died Monday, Jan. 30. He was 88. A three-year letterwinner (1949-51) under Clarence “Biggie” Munn, Coleman helped guide MSU to a 9-0 record in 1951, winning the Spartans’ first national championship...

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H. Matthew Snorton: 1942-2016

    MATT SNORTON (February 26, 1942 – December 30, 2016) THE SNORTON FAMILY HAS A LONG HISTORY IN THE CROFTON, KY AREA. FLEM SNORTON MARRIED MARY WHITNEY ON APRIL 10, 1941 AND ON FEBRUARY 26, 1942 HICKMAN MATTHEW SNORTON WAS BORN. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HIS FAMILY MOVED TO JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA. HE WENT BACK TO CROFTON...

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Dwight Lee: 1945-2016

Dwight Lee As you read the following article you will discover the many twists and turns in Dwight’s life that enabled him to leave this World knowing he left it a better place. Speaking to an audience for one of the final times in his life, Dwight Lee explained why he loved his job as...

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Theodore D. Rohrer: 1943-2016

Theodore D. Rohrer (1943-2016) At the age of 73, Theodore D. Rohrer passed away on December 12, 2016. Born in Canton, Ohio on January 26, 1943 to Dale and Martha Strott Rohrer, he was an area resident all of his life. Ted, a member of the Stark County Football Hall of Fame, graduated from MSU...

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Dewey Lincoln – 1942 – 2016

Dewey Lincoln (1942 – 2016) Dewey Lincoln #26 Born: August 21, 1942 Died: October 25, 2016 Approximately one week ago, Dewey Lincoln suffered a major heart attack.  Dewey brought a new style and swagger to Michigan State University.  He perfected this style in Hamtramck.  Dewey Lincoln was passionate about everything he put his mind to.  On...

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MYLAN HICKS-1993-2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan State Spartan Mylan Hicks was tragically killed in a shooting early Sunday morning in Calgary, Alberta. Hicks, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was 23 (1993-2016). “Our coaches, staff and players are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Mylan Hicks,” said Michigan State head football coachMark Dantonio. “Mylan went...

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Kermit Smith- 1947-2016

Kermit Smith(1947 – 2016) Kermit Teslee “Chief” Smith Jr Kermit Teslee “Chief” Smith Jr, 68, formally of Lansing, passed away from complication of diabetes on September 4, 2016. Kermit was born to Madonia (Hurst) and Kermit T. Smith, Sr. of Baytown, TX on October 28, 1947. Kermit excelled at sports in high school playing football,...

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MICHAEL SADLER – 1991-2016

July 24, 2016 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan State All-America punter Mike Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin. He was 24. Sadler was working a kicking camp near Waukesha, Wisconsin; current Nebraska punter Sam Foltz was in the same car as Sadler and was also killed in the...

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James Alan Williams – 1959-2016

San Diego, CA: James (Jim) Williams, 57, of Alpine, CA unexpectedly passed away March 31, 2016. Jim was born February 8, 1959 in San Diego, CA to Marion and Joyce Williams. He grew up in San Diego, attended Madison High School, went on to attend Mesa Community College and later Michigan State University where he...

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Raymond Spencer – 1955-2016

Raymond (Muhammad) Spencer Born May 27, 1955, Passed Away March 27, 2016 Michigan State Football (OL) 1972-1976 Raymond Spencer – Funeral Service Handout Funeral Arrangements are as follows: Saturday, April 2, 2016 Garden of Paradise 2637 N. 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85006 Viewing will be from 12:30PM to 2:00PM Services will start at 2:00PM DONATION...

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