Posts Tagged ‘deepest sympathies’

Passages: Darla Blanchard

December 8th, 2015 Comments off

Darla_Blanchard__obit__TMHA__creditThe Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) informs MHProNews that long-time TMHA member Darla Blanchard of Lumberton, TX passed away Dec. 6 at age 54 after a long battle with cancer. She and her husband, Tommy, own and operate World Wide Homes in Lumberton. MHProNews sends its deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones. ##

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Passages—John Swecker

September 10th, 2013 Comments off

John Swecker, Hall of Fame member of the Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association (VAMMHA), has passed away. He was General Manager of Clayton Homes at the Henderson and Oxford plants. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the family.

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Passages: William Harold Stapleton

July 26th, 2013 Comments off

The CEO and owner of Harold’s Easy Livin’ Homes in Abingdon, Vir., William Harold Stapleton, 83, passed away at his home July 24, 2013. Called a “Living Legend of the factory-built home industry,” Mr. Stapleton earned numerous awards as the number one dealer of the companies he represented, and always ranked among the top ten independent dealers. He was a Hall of Fame member of the Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association (VAMMHA), of Clayton Homes, and of R-Anell Housing Group. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to his wife and family upon his passing.

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Passages: Paul Wilson

February 25th, 2013 Comments off

C. Jay Hamilton, Executive Director of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association (GMHA) informs us of the death of Paul Wilson, 66, of Thomson, Georgia, a longtime member of the GMHA. Paul began in the MH industry at the age of 16, working in sales with Ken Varney, Rob Douglas, and Fleetwood Homes. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the family on his passing.

Passages—Rick Wilson

January 7th, 2013 Comments off

Rick L. Wilson, forty-year veteran of the manufactured housing industry, passed away Friday, January 4, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. A production manager with Fleming Homes in Fleminsburg, Kent., the last several years he was a manufactured home retailer, according to maysvilleonline.  A kentucky Colonel, Wilson, 62, also served as president of the Fleming County Kiwanis Club and was a director of the Fleming County Chamber of Commerce. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the Wilson family on his passing.

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Passages—Edward D. Currie

October 15th, 2012 Comments off

Long-time Massachusetts Manufactured Housing Association member Edward D. Currie, 75, passed away suddenly Sept. 30th in Stuart, Florida. The owner of Mogan’s Mobile Home Park in Wareham, Mass., and Currie Enterprises, he served until five yeas ago on the Manufactured Housing Commission. He was involved with Little League Baseball and youth hockey in Holbrook, Mass., and was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, also in Holbrook. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the family.

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Passages: George Goldman

June 29th, 2012 Comments off

MHProNews has just learned of the passing of George Goldman on May 6, 2012. Entrepreneur, real estate investor, and philanthropist, Goldman, 80, owned several MHCs in the Midwest as well as Woodall’s Guide, a comprehensive guide to RV campgrounds, parks, parts and service that he developed, and that originally listed MHCs. He originated the five star rating system of evaluating RV and MH communities, although he dropped MH from the publication in the 1970’s. He also founded Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships and Partnership for Cures. He is survived by his wife, Judy, four children and 11 grandchildren. MHProNews sends its deepest sympathies to the Goldman family.

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Passages—Ruth Clayton

May 7th, 2012 Comments off

Ruth Clayton, 97, the mother of Clayton Homes founder Jim Clayton, died Wed., May 2 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, according to KnoxNews. Grandson Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes, said his grandmother’s strong work ethic was an inspiration to the whole family. She is survived by sons Jim and Joe Clayton, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. MHProNews sends its deepest sympathies to the family.

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Passages: Philip L. LaMarch

February 18th, 2012 Comments off

The DailyPress of Escanaba, Michigan, informs of the passing of longtime manufactured and modular housing dealer Philip L. “Phil” LaMarch on Feb. 14 at age 92. He began in the automobile business, than switched to RVs and mobile homes, and developed Far View Estates, the first manufactured home community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He and his late wife, Leona, owned Phil and Lee’s Homes, now operated by sons Dennis and Rick LaMarch. MHProNews extends its deepest sympathies to the LaMarch family.

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Passages…Bruce E. McDonald

January 16th, 2012 Comments off

Longtime industry member, and president and founder of McDonald Modular Solutions (MMS), Inc., Bruce E. McDonald, 72,  passed away in Birmingham, Michigan, Jan 10, 2012. He entered the family business in 1962, and by 1968 was converting used mobile homes into offices. He was credited with pioneering modular buildings for banks, and the company currently provides modular building for business and industry. Active in the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) and the Modular Building Institute (MBI), he received the MBI’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 1993, and was inducted into the MBI Hall of Fame in 2006. extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and associates.

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