Family Funeral Home closes

Family Funeral Home in Benton Harbor closed recently. Families are being asked to pick up their loved ones cremains if they are still at the funeral home.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Families who have the cremains of loved ones at Family Funeral Home in Benton Township need to pick them up within 30 days of receiving written notice, due to the funeral home’s recent closing.

The funeral home’s founder, the late Rev. Emery Varrie, died in 2016, leaving as the trustee of his estate the Rev. Derrick Aldridge of Second Chance Missionary Baptist Church in Flint. Varrie was the senior pastor of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Benton Township when he died at the age of 54.