Thursday, October 14, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 10/14/10



Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

MODEST, ALEXZANDER "AL" JR.; age 14; passed away Friday, October 8, 2010 at William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. Family hour 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, 143 Oneida St., with Funeral Service commencing immediately at 11 a.m. Pastor Douglas P. Jones, officiating.




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

HOLMES, ARTHUR R., Jr.; age 85; passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Art was born on September 2, 1925 in Birmingham, Michigan to Arthur R. Holmes, Sr. and Sarah (Ryan) Holmes. 



Adrian L. Burt Oct. 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:16 PM 

Adrian L. Burt, 79, of Woodhaven died Tuesday. 



Agnes M. Charles May 7, 1932-Oct. 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:18 PM 

Agnes M. Charles, 78, of Monroe died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Home, where she had been a resident for three years. She had been in poor health since entering the nursing home.



Alfonse Gus Verschueren

Alfonse Gus Verschueren, 76, of Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 7. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.... 



Alfred E. Hunter *

78, of Lansing, retired, skilled tradesman, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.



Allan E. Seyfred

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Allen L. Brooks

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:58 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Michael is survived by Sally Anderson, mother, Tanya M. Anderson, wife, Michael and Daniel Anderson, sons, Michelle R. Jackson, daughter (James) and James III, Isaac T., grandchildren. Home Going Service on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles, California 90007, (213 747-1367).



Baker, Robert

Baker Robert Age 69, of Linden, died October 2, 2010. Funeral Service: 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation 12 p.m. Tuesday until service. Contributions: American Cancer Society.



Barczi, Yolanda I.

Barczi Yolanda I. October 2, 2010, age 90, of Allen Park. Preceded in death by husband, Steve. Loving aunt of Ronald (Arlene) Zecsei. Visitation Monday 12:30 p.m. until time of service 5:00 p.m at John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline, Southgate.



Bensan Alfonso Howard *

Bensan Alfonso Howard Battle Creek Bensan Alfonso Howard, 37, died Monday, October 11, 2010. Visitation 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home where funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday.



Beverly J. Albert

Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:39 AM 

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Bushnell, Samuel

Bushnell Samuel October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Colleen for 66 years. Loving father of Linda Wall, Alan Bushnell, Ronnie (Andrea) Bushnell and Roger (Robert Moore) Bushnell. Dear brother of Albert Bushnell. Loving grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 5. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (5900 Allen Rd). Funeral Wednesday October 6, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook and share memories at




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

GORANG, CHARLOTTE BETTY; age 83; of Rochester Hills; October 13, 2010. Loving wife of John; dear mother of Sandy (the late Fred) Koboldt, Mike (Susan) Gorang, Paul (Peggy) Gorang, Sue Saylor, Joe (Ruth) Gorang and the late Mary (Wayne) Schwiesow. Survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.



Carol L. Perkins

Carol L. Perkins, 72, of Gladwin passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. She was born on May 11, 1938 in Detroit to Bernard & Elaine (House) Nagle. She married Arthur Perkins on Oct. 17, 1959 in Detroit.



Carson “Eugene” Mullins July 24, 1956-Oct. 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:18 PM 

Carson Eugene Mullins was born in Belleville, Mich. on July 24, 1956. 



Catherine Schilling

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Chantelle L. Smith

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:14 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Chantelle L. Smith *

Chantelle L. Smith Chantelle Smith, 24, formerly of Bronson, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010. A service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson. Visitation will be held Friday from 3 - 6 p.m. at Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home.



Charles W. Dye Feb. 1, 1959-Oct. 11, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:17 PM 

Charles W. Dye, 51 years, a lifelong resident of Monroe, Mich., went home to be with the Lord on Mon., Oct. 11, 2010. Chuck passed away at 9:03 a.m. in Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health for the past 2½ years.



Chris Sorensen

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Christopher Donald Andersen

Christopher Donald Andersen, 41 of Manistee, died Sunday, Oct. 10. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.... 



Clarey, Rita Mae

Clarey Rita Mae July 22, 1926 - October 1, 2010. Rita's spirit has risen to heaven to meet her God, her husband and eldest son who preceded her in death. Soon she will be a part of a very special and long awaited McCrady Reunion with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. Her death will bring to close a generation whose memories we will all cherish. Her last days were spent in the peace and comfort of her home in Sparks, Nevada with her daughter Peggy Clarey and son-in-law, Fred Conner. Rita was born at the farm on Pumping Station Road. Fairfield County, Ohio. She grew up in Sugar Grove, Ohio, attended and graduated from Berne Union School in Sugar Grove, Ohio. Rita was the youngest child born to Charles and Rosemary (Shonebarger) McCrady. Rita was married to Wilbert A. Clarey for 56 years before his death in 2006. At that time she moved to Nevada to live with her only daughter. She had four children: Daniel (Linda), Peggy (Fred), Bruce (Alise), and Andrew (Laura). She had six male grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a Nurses Aid at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital for over 20 Years. G.C.O.H. is located less that one block from the family Home on Cardwell Street, Garden City, Michigan. Her interests included playing cards, bingo, casino gambling and creating Jewelry Pictures. With "Web", she became an active and enthusiastic member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, starting in the mid 50's at Johnsons Post #78, on Joy Road in Detroit, Michigan, and ending her service at Battle Born Post #9211 on VFW Historic Lane in Reno, Nevada. She was anointed by Father Norman King from the Immaculate Conception Church. Her remains will be at the Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan. Instead of flowers or gifts, remembrances can be PAID FORWARD.



Clayton B. Damman *

96, of Fresno, Calif., formerly of Fowlerville, retired D&J Gravel (Howell) owner, died Sept. 29. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.



Clifford Walker *

Clifford Walker Battle Creek Clifford Walker, 78, formerly of Kalamazoo, passed away October 8, 2010. Visitation for Cliff will be held from 9 10 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2010 at Unity Christian Church, 206 Robertson Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. The family is being assisted by the Today Center.



Cora Alva Money

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:53 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Cora B. "Corky" Smith

Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:39 AM 

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David Prescott

David Prescott, 75, passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. Arrangements were made by Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin. A full obit will run in next week's edition. Call the funeral home for details., Mable Louise (Mire) Gearhart, 77, of Gladwin passed away on Oct. 1, 2010. She was born on Nov. 5, 1932, to the late Elias and Bertha Mire.



Death Notice: Amanda (Mandy) Ann Sheldon of North Carolina formerly of Belding

Amanda (Mandy) Ann Sheldon of North Carolina formerly of Belding past away Oct. 7, 2010 in North Carolina. 



Dolores C. Burchill *

78, of Mason, died Sunday. Services noon Saturday at All Saints Lutheran Church, Mason. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason. 



Doris E. (Lynd) Masters *

79, of Charlotte, died Wednesday. Visitation 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



Dorothy E. Wolney

Dorothy E. Wolney Battle Creek Dorothy E. Wolney, 89, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010, in Battle Creek. Dorothy was born on December 23, 1920, in Kalamzoo, MI, the daughter of Steve and Louise (Marszal) Mezak. She was a graduate of St. Augustine in Kalamazoo, and then attended Western Michigan University. Dorothy had been a resident of the area for 65 years. On October 18, 1941, she married Raymond J. Wolney who preceded her in death in 1999. She was employed by Jacobson's in Battle Creek for several years until the store's closing. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, The Counsel of Catholic Women, The Legion of Mary and a contact person for the prayer line. She enjoyed crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, playing the game Jumble in the paper and being with her family. She entertained and took care of all family members and friends until the day she died. Surviving are children, Ronald Wolney, Jean Millard, Joanne Bagwell, Daniel(Mary) Wolney, MaryAnne Wolney, Linda Federico, Sharon Wolney, Judy Wolney and Raynond Wolney; 33 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; a brother, Daniel Mezak. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Wolney; daughters, Patricia Wolney and Casey Hennerman. Visitation will be held today from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 15, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with The Very Rev. Robert F. Creagan, V.F. officiating. Entombment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Right to Life of Michigan, 2340 Porter St. SW P.O. Box 901, Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0901.



Douglas A. Baribeau, 68

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:40 AM 

Douglas A. Baribeau, 68, of Charlevoix, died Oct. 11, 2010, at his home. 




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

LUBELAN, ELIZABETH J. (NEE MACPHERSON); age 83; formerly of Oxford and Elmira and most recently resided at the American House Oakland in Pontiac; October 13, 2010. She is survived by her beloved husband, Daniel; and three loving children. Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Bossardet Chapel, Oxford.



Eldon "Smitty" Smith

Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:39 AM 

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Elliott, SR. Gretchen, R.S.M.

Elliott SR. Gretchen, R.S.M. Age 69. October 3, 2010. Survived by five sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Welcome Service Tuesday 1 p.m. with visitation until 8:30 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Prayer Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Mercy Center Chapel, 28650 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.



Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean October 1, 2010. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Warren, Sr. Dear mother of Warren (the late Katie), Catherine, David (Jill), Paul, Michael (Greg), and Steve (Monica). Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of seven. Sister of the late Sylvia Pitonyak. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers at Boulevard Hills. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 9 a.m. until Funeral service at 1 p.m. Family suggests memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at



Frances L. Kelbert *

84, of Trufant, formerly of Lansing, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Francis "Frank" J. VanNuck

Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:39 AM 

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Fred H. Snell Oct. 2, 1916-Oct. 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:19 PM 

Fred H. Snell, age 94, of London Township, Mich., died Tuesday morning, Oct. 12, 2010, at Cross Commons Assisted Living in Ypsilanti, Mich. with his family by his side. 



Grace B. Everett *

90, of Okemos, died Sunday. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. 




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

BEASLEY, HELEN J. (nee BEATTIE); born November 16, 1920; passed away October 12, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Judge William R. Beasley of Bingham Farms and Ferndale. Dearest mother of Susan Stepek (Daniel), Anne Stone (Timothy), Jill M., and William Andrew (Sara Hofman); dear grandmother of Peter Stepek, Paul Stone, Sarah Stone, David Stone, Jane Mackie, Samuel Mackie, Robin Beasley, Jack Beasley, Katy Hofman, and Matt Hofman; great grandmother of Elizabeth Stone Elbow.




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM

KANNELL, HERBERT L.; age 70; passed away on October 12, 2010. Father of Herb, Debbie (Rob) and Leela; grandfather of six and great grandfather of three; brother of Pattie, Floyd (Betty), Jean and Ron, the late Joanne (late Wayne) and the late Nancy (Joe). Herb was kind and a gentleman. He was a great friend who had a fantastic smile and a big heart. Private Family Burial. Arrangements entrusted to Edward Korkoian Funeral Home Spiller-Spitler Chapel, Royal Oak (248) 541-8325



Harold "John" Butts, Jr.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:39 AM 

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Harold L. Cripps *

Harold L. Cripps Battle Creek Harold L. Cripps, 84, a long time Battle Creek resident, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Services to will be announced by the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home.



Harry W. Lewis *

87, of East Lansing, formerly of Corunna, retired Boy Scouts of America executive, died Wednesday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at All Saints Episcopal Church, East Lansing. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. 



Heather Danielle Comstock *

19, of Okemos, University of Michigan student, died Sunday as the result of an automobile accident. Services 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing.



Herbert Allen Johnson

Herbert Allen Johnson, 77, of Walhalla, died Tuesday, Oct. 12. Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Ludington is in charge of arrangements....



Hollyer, Lawrence C.

Hollyer Lawrence C. 79, of Farmington, September 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Shirley for 59 years. Dear father of Michael, Linda, Larry, Laura and Gordon. Proud "Papa" of Jason, Jeffrey, Jessica, Jacob and Joseph. Dear brother of Phyllis, Barbara and Edward. A simple cremation has taken place. No public services are planned. Arrangements by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.



Howard Roy Johnson

Howard Roy Johnson Spring Lake Howard Roy Johnson, age 95, formerly of Battle Creek, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010. He was born in Grand Rapids on June 1, 1915 to Isaac and Nora (Truesdell) Johnson. Howard graduated from Muskegon High School and went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the, . He married Rosalie Rietdyk on March 28, 1941 in Muskegon. Howard worked for Eaton Corp. for 27 years before retiring as Executive Vice-President in 1973. Howard lived in Battle Creek until 1980, where he was very involved in his local community, serving as the Director of GHS Corp and Battle Creek Country Club and was a member of numerous professional organizations. He then moved to Spring Lake. He was also the Governor of the Golf Association of Michigan from 1980-1985. Howard was a man of honor with a very strong handshake. He was quite athletic and loved fishing, hunting and golfing. He is survived by his loving wife, Rosalie; daughter, Carole (Rich) Blazek of Spring Lake; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Cone. The service for Howard will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16th at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven. Interment will be at Spring Lake Cemetery. Visitation will follow the service at the reception. Memorial contributions may be given to the and Harbor Hospice. Visit, to sign Howard's guestbook or share a memory with his family. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home in Grand Haven.



Howrani, Ameen

Howrani Ameen Age 69, passed away on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Arlene for 30 years. Loving father to Ara Howrani and Ana (Joel) Howrani Heeres. Survivors include brothers Faris (Carlene) Howrani, John (Terri) Howrani, and sister Mary Catherine (Duane) Ashley, as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Yagoobian. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Adeeb Howrani. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ameen will be remembered for changing the look of photography by capturing the powerful faces of everyday people in a compelling way. He will also be remembered for his charisma and the way he touched people on a personal level. At the time of his death, Ameen was working on a book, a 40-year retrospective of his photography in Detroit. A memorial for Ameen will be held on Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. at his studio. Remembrance at 7 p.m., with Reception to follow. Information to come at Ameen's Memorial regarding in lieu of flowers. To submit memories of Ameen, visit his Facebook page.




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

DOWNS, IRENE R.; 80; passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 12, 2010; at her home in Oscoda, Michigan. Mrs. Downs lived in Oscoda and was formerly from Silverwood and Pontiac. She was born June 20, 1930, daughter to late Andrew and Nina (Brezee) Noell. She married William E. Downs August 14, 1948 in Pontiac, he preceded her death January 13, 1999. Mrs. Downs worked at Tuscola Intermediate School District as a teacher aid for 13 years, retiring in 1990. Irene was long time member of the Silverwood United Methodist Church where she was very active. She is survived by sons, Larry Downs of Alma, Roger Downs of Oscoda, Ronald and Gail Downs of Tennessee; daughters, Karen and Don Ladd of Holly, Susan and Gerald Yacks of Oscoda, Patricia Friday of Tawas, Sandra and Karl Bogdan of Silverwood and Terry and David Boots of Mayville.




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

CHAMBERLAIN, JAMES S. "Jim"; age 82; October 12, 2010. Owner of J. S. Chamberlain and Associates in Troy. Beloved husband of Jean; loving father of James W. (Susan), William S., Caren (Dave) Otto and Martha J. (Joseph R. Williams) Chamberlain; dear brother of Ruth L. Gallagher; proud grandfather of James L., Erin M. and Meghan Chamberlain and David J. and Allexa N. Otto.




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

KELLER, JANIE M.; of Clarkston; died October 12, 2010; at 86 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Virgil Keller. Loving mother of Stephen Daugherty and Judith (Joe) Dentici; dear grandmother of Kim (Steve) Fons, Kathy (Johnathon) Garner, Karen (Brant) Matros, and Kelly (Justin) Thevenot; great grandmother of eight; great great grandmother of two; and many nieces and nephews.



Jaber, Jacob J.

Jaber Jacob J. Age 98 of Southfield. October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (d. 2003). Loving father of Pauline (Jerry Sr.) Wakefield, Frances Kennady, Margaret Jaber, Barbara (Dan) Kuzniar, Judy Williams and the late Garrie Jaber. Cherished grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of ten and great-great-grandfather of one. Dear brother of Josephine Shaw. Funeral Wednesday, October, 6th (time pending) at St. Alexander Catholic Church 27835 Shiawassee (btw. Inkster and Middlebelt) Farmington Hills. Visitation Monday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2:00-8:00 p.m., with an evening Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (just north of Grand River) downtown Farmington 248-474-5200. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice.



James Robert Donahue *

67, of Okemos, died Tuesday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Chapel. East Lansing.



James William Dooley *

82, of Dimondale, retired Michigan National Guard sergeant, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. today at St. David's Episcopal Church, Lansing. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel. 



Jean Hartwick *

69, of Eaton Rapids, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 



Jeanette Mary Atwell *

81, of Lansing, retired, assembly line worker, died Tuesday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Jeffrey A. Messer

Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:30 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Jeremiah James Davis *

Infant Jeremiah James Davis Battle Creek Infant Jeremiah James Davis was born on October 11, 2010 and went to be one of God's angels on October 12, 2010. The son of Samantha Marie Taylor and William O'Dale Davis. Rest in peace, we love you, you will always be in our hearts and prayers, always. Love mommy, daddy and family. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home



John C. Friesen

John C. Friesen, 80, of Troy (formerly of Gladwin) passed away Oct. 7, 2010., Barbara E. Beyer (Kirk, Schmidt) passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in Gladwin, at age 93. She was born March 18, 1917, in Bay City, to the late John E. and Neta E. (Nelson) Kirk. She married Leo Schmidt, and he predeceased her in 1943. Barbara later married Philip Beyer, and he passed away in 1985.



John Ralph Lake Sr. *

64, of Alma, bricklayer, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday at Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, Alma. 



John W. Lake *

63, of Potterville, formerly of Cheboygan, McElroy Metals state sales representative, died Tuesday. Memorial services 4 p.m. Friday at Nordman-Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan.



Johnny A. Kipp

Johnny A. Kipp Battle Creek Johnny A. Kipp, 51 of Battle Creek, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010. He was born March 31, 1959 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of John and Alberta (Crandell) Kipp. Johnny was a 1977 graduate of Lakeview High School and attended Western Michigan University. He had worked for United Energy in San Francisco, Omni Computer in Battle Creek and Excel Computer in Dallas. Johnny was a member of First Wesleyan Church. He loved flying, playing golf and boating on Goguac Lake, and was an avid, fan. He is survived by two children: Karli and Justin Kipp; his mother: Alberta Murphy; two sisters: Cindi (Phillip) Kent and Denise (John) LaFountain; three nieces, one nephew and two great-nephews. Johnny was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at the First Wesleyan Church with Pastor Dick Huffman officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to an educational fund for Johnny's daughter. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home.



Jones, Constance Rosemary

Jones Constance Rosemary Was born on August 9, 1974 in Detroit, MI. The daughter of Sheila Jones and Joseph Jones. She was later raised by Johnnie Wilson and Robert Payne. Constance had a love for music and her discount shopping. She is also survived by many loving family members and friends. Connie you will be missed and loved always!! Funeral 11 a.m. at Caver Memorial Funeral Home, 19301 Van Dyke, 313-892-8300.



Joseph J. Kapuscinski *

94, of Lansing, retired real estate broker, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. 



Kayser, Joan M.

Kayser Joan M. Beloved wife of Robert. Dearest mother of Paul (Joyce) and Andrea McCaffrey. Loving grandmother of four. Memorial Mass Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Hope Church, (St. Germaine Campus) 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. 




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

DAIGLE, LEO TIMOTHY; On Sunday, October 10, 2010; age 60; of Spring Hill, TN (originally from Lake Orion, MI) passed from this life into eternal rest with God. He slipped the bounds of this earth while receiving an organ transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, and will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grand children, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and past acquaintances.




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

SCHREIBER, LYLE J.; of East China, formerly of Waterford; died October 6, 2010; age 94. Beloved husband of the late Lula "Jean" Schreiber for 59 years.



Lee N. Sulfaro Oct. 29, 1921-Oct. 10, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:16 PM 

Lee N. Sulfaro, 88, of Monroe died at his home on Sun., Oct. 10, 2010 in the care of his loving wife and family. 



Leon Awol Tenney

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Lester Samuel Finley

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Lillian "Irene" Christian

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM

COON, MARY JANE; age 87; born in New Brunswick, NJ; on January 31, 1923; died peacefully at home on October 11, 2010; she was an executive secretary for 50 years and retired from Pontiac General Hospital in 1990; loving wife of Daniel Burt Coon for 67 years; loving mother of Michelle (Edward) Denston; loving grandmother of Brent (Kim) Denston and Danielle (Jason) Dymond; great grandmother of Steven, Brianna, Michael, Nicole, Christopher, Alexandria, Trevor and Nate; sister of Elizabeth Morrison and the late George Robert Morrison.




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

GIANNINI, MICHAEL L.; of Waterford; October 12, 2010; at 68 years of age. Beloved husband for 43 years to Marilyn Giannini; dear father of Glenn (Amy) Giannini and Heather (Brad) Bender; papa of Isabella Bender, Gino Giannini, Olivia Bender and Vinny Giannini.



Margaret A. Frank May 18, 1936-Oct. 10, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:17 PM 

Margaret A. Frank, 74 years, of Goodrich, Mich., formerly of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly on Sun., Oct. 10, 2010 at her home in Goodrich.



Marie Jones

Marie Jones Battle Creek Marie Jones, 83, of Battle Creek, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Battle Creek Health System. She was born January 14, 1927 in Collierville, TN the daughter of Alf and Mamie (Toler) Smith. She married Taylor Jones of Battle Creek on July 28, 1970 in Angola, IN. She was a garage sale queen. She was an avid cook and loved to tend to her garden. She was a good mother, grandma and a loving house wife. She enjoyed spending time with her family and took pride in her church. She was an usher and member at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband; sons, William F. Tate, William C. "Billy" (Rosemary) Tate, William G. (Jeanette) Tate; daughter, Diane (Leo) Payton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; brother, Willie "Paul" (Ernestein) Smith; sisters, Drucilla Conley and Willie Griggs; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Robert and Felix "Terry" Tate; grandsons, Ambrose and Marcus Tate; and 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Visitation will be held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Timothy Troxler of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to, . Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145



Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Passed Friday, October 1 at the age of 94. Widow of Lawrence H. Martens. Daughters Judy (David) Newsom and Linda (Gary) Cline. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 6. Member of Huron Hunting & Fishing Club, Plum Hollow Golf & Country Club, Richardson Senior Center, Nardineers Seniors, EGA-Indian River and Farmington Hills. Services at Glen Eden Cemetery, 35667 W. Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 on Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m. viewing 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donate to Old Newsboys Fund, Salvation Army, or Burt Lake Preservation Assoc.



Marvin "Allen" Hake *

54, of Lake Odessa, formerly of Holt, audio engineer and Lansing Community College student, died Sept. 25. Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakewood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Roth-Muir Funeral Home, Romeo. 



Mary Evelyn (Watts) Hernandez *

74, of Eaton Rapids, retired Eaton Rapids Public Schools employee, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. 



Mary LaVern Wilhelm July 14, 1919-Oct. 11, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:19 PM 

Mary L. Wilhelm, 91, of Monroe died at 10:05 p.m. Monday at the Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. She had been in poor health for one year.



Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn October 1, 2010. Age 91. Of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Marilyn) Massey, Marilyn (Neal) Tieppo, Victoria (Armando) Ozuna and the late Rose Marie. Dearest sister of Susan, Floyd, Hazel, and Viola. Also survived by three grandchildren. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel), Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at



Mcphee, Charles J.

Mcphee Charles J. Age 70 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Suzanne. Loving father of Craig (Darlene) and Caren (David) Traylor. Very proud grandpa of Lauren, Scott, Steven, and Michael. Dearest son of Anna Simon. Preceded in death by his dear son Shawn. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Please visit the online guestbook at



Melissa A. (Smith) Nordby

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Memorial Service for Bradley W. Brooks

There will be a Memorial for Bradley W. Brooks, who went to be with his Lord on Sept. 29, 2010. 



Minerva V. Sloan

Minerva V. Sloan, 88, of Frankenmuth, passed away after a short illness on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. She was born in Saginaw on August 5, 1922, to William and Louise (Bone) Pringle. She married Arthur Sloan on May 3, 1946 in Ohio. He preceded her in death in 1985.



National Obituary: Defiance, resilience marked career of Tony Curtis

From dressing in drag to posing nude for his 80th birthday, Tony Curtis truly was a defiant one. 



OBITUARY: Norma J. Lowell, 77, of Saranac

Norma J. Lowell, 77, of Saranac passed away Oct. 4, 2010 in Lansing.



Obituary: Amanda "Mandy" Ann Sheldon, 24, of North Carolina formerly of Belding

Amanda "Mandy" Ann Sheldon, 24, of North Carolina formerly of Belding, passed away Oct. 7, 2010. She was born Feb. 17, 1986 in Grand Rapids.



Obituary: Barbara Dixie Nyland of Carson City

Barbara Dixie Nyland of Carson City passed away Oct. 7, 2010 at the Carson City Hospital. Barbara was born to Edwin and Velma (Henry) Grames in New Madrid, Mo. She was married to Marshall Nyland on Feb. 17, 1977 in Ionia. 



Obituary: Charles L. Courser

After a lengthy illness, Charles L. Courser passed away into eternity to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 12, 2010. 



Obituary: Cletis M. Coble, 82, of Carson City

Cletis M. Coble, 82, of Carson City, passed away Oct. 1, 2010 in Ionia. Cletis was born April 10, 1928 in Gratiot County, the son of Ellery and Ethel (Ferguson) Coble.



Obituary: Darlene Daye Wright, 62, of Ionia

Darlene Daye Wright, 62, of Ionia, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at her home with her family at her side. 



Obituary: Dorotha Rose Galey, 87, of Portland

Dorotha Rose Galey, 87, of Portland passed away on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. 



Obituary: Emma Margaret Frances Byrne 97, of Grattan

Emma Margaret Frances Byrne 97, of Grattan, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at Spectrum Health's Greenville Campus.



Obituary: Homer R. Sessions of DeWitt, formerly of Ionia

Homer R. Sessions of DeWitt, formerly of Ionia, passed away suddenly Sept. 29, 2010. 



Obituary: Jeanne Lamberson

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Obituary: John Morris Jr., 78

John Morris Jr., 78, passed away in Vista, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2010.



Obituary: Joyce A Horstman, 70, of Ionia

Joyce A Horstman, 70, of Ionia, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. 



Obituary: Mark Michael Barna, 65, of Ionia

Mark Michael Barna, 65, of Ionia passed away Oct. 5, 2010 in Ionia. 



Obituary: Marvin "Allen" Hake, 54, of Lake Odessa

Marvin "Allen" Hake, 54, of Lake Odessa, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.



Obituary: Mary A. Dunn

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Obituary: Mary Ella VanAmburg, 97, of Portland

Mary Ella VanAmburg, 97, of Portland passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. 



Obituary: Rita J. Rice

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Obituary: Sandra Lynn Shaw, 46, of Ionia, formerly of Lake Odessa

Sandra Lynn Shaw, of Ionia, formerly of Lake Odessa, former U.S. Army (Ft. Dix, N.J.) and Department of Corrections employee, passed away on Oct. 9, 2010 at the age of 46.



Obituary: Scott G. Oakes, 56, of Ionia

Scott G. Oakes, 56, of Ionia passed away due to accidental injuries Oct. 8, 2010 in Ionia County.



Obituary: Thomas H. Root, 47, of Orleans

Thomas H. Root, 47, of Orleans passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Oct. 3, 2010 at Sparrow-Ionia Hospital in Ionia. 



Obituary: Vivian M. Van Zandt

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Orel, Delores

Orel Delores Age 96, October 1, 2010, formerly of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Harry Orel, the late Charles Bonham, and the late Raymond Westcott. Loving mother of Janice (the late Dr. Robert) Songe, William Westcott, Sherilyn (Richard) Hernandez, Barbara (Michael) Gillespie and Terry (Janet) Orel. Dear sister of Ernie (Julie) Tharpe. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In state Tuesday 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Trenton, 2610 West Jefferson until time of service 12 noon. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Visit online guestbook at




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NADEAU, PAUL O.; of Waterford; died October 12, 2010; at 90 years of age surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Jane; sons, Daniel (Karen) Nadeau of Clarkston, John (Wilene) Nadeau of TN, Steven Nadeau of Waterford; and daughter-in-law, Paulette Nadeau; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.



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Pilat, Frank A.

Pilat Frank A. Age 85, October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joseph, Dianne (Robert, Sr.) Staroscik, and Dennis. Dearest grandpa of Robert, Jr., Raymond (Bonnie), Sandra and Craig. Proud great-grandpa of Emma Madelyn. Brother of Helen Mitchell and is predeceased by many brothers and sisters. He will be missed by his four-legged friend, Winston. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a K of C Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd. (just south of West Chicago Rd.), Livonia. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with viewing 9:00 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.




Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:30 AM 

LLOYD, REVEREND LELAND D.; of White Lake; went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 12, 2010; age 82. Loving husband of Margaret Campbell Lloyd for 61 years; devoted father of Christine (Buck) Snider, Connie (Jim) Bailey and Carol Sue (Robert) Chmielewski; beloved uncle of Ruth Ann and Connie; dear grandfather of Matt (Celeste), Jennifer (Anthony), Jamie (Ron), John (Nicole) and Timothy; great grandfather of Joseph, Cara, Danny, Adam, Morgan, Gabriel, Brayden and Cameron; also cherished by nine brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews.




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KASLLY, ROBERT A. "BOB"; of Florida, formerly of Clarkston; October 12, 2010; age 80. 




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LYNADY, ROBERT G.; age 62; of Clarkston; passed away on October 9, 2010. He survived by his loving wife, Kathy; son, Robert (Leah), Lynady; daughter, Becky Lynady; granddaughter, Kaitlyn; beloved son of the deceased Robert Lynady. Survived by mother Hilka Lynady; sister, Adele Powell; also survived by brother/sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.



Radtke, Robert Paul

Radtke Robert Paul 59, of Bloomfield Hills. A proud family life with Lynn, his wife, and daughters, Sarah and Alyssa. Grew up in Northwest side of Detroit and attended Henry Ford High School. The oldest of five children, Rob loved to spend summers up north with family and friends. Summers were spent fishing and roaming the woods and fields of our beautiful state. Rob graduated from Oakland University and then the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. He worked first as an associate of George Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology and later practiced privately in Birmingham for 25 years. His ability to reach bodies, hearts and minds was legendary. Rob was gifted at articulating the pilgrimage towards consciousness. Rob was the enthusiastic president of Kirkwood Lake Association for 20 years. Rob loved to fish with his brothers and friends on the beautiful Michigan waterways. All those who knew Rob knew he was the facilitator of fun and joy and true engagement in life. Survived by beloved wife Lynn and daughters Sarah and Alyssa. Loving parents, Patricia and Robert Gustav Radtk. Devoted brother of Thomas (Rose) Radtke, Diane Williams, Glen (Jean) Radtke, and Jean Radtke. Son-in-law of Albert and Margaret Goldstein. Brother-in-law of David Goldstein (Kathryn Brown) and adored uncle of Nicole, Jessica, Lauren, Melanie, Alex, Glenda, Jessica, and Laura. SERVICES TODAY 11:30 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit



Robert H. Rowe

Robert H. Rowe, age 92 of Gladwin, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at Horizon Senior Living in St. Helen. Robert had lived in Gladwin since 1975, formerly of Midland. He retired from the Midland Police Department, and was a World War II veteran. 



Robert “Bob” Summers Oct. 9, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:30 PM 

Robert “Bob” Summers, 72, of Temperance died Oct. 9, 2010 at Toledo Hospital. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 16, at Ottawa River Yacht Club, Toledo. Arrangements by Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance.



Rona Mary Johnson *

Rona Mary Johnson Battle Creek Rona Mary Johnson, 83, died on October 10, 2010. The graveside service will be held today, Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. Arrangements by The Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



Sarah Owen-Johnson Feb. 15, 1927-Oct. 10, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:20 PM 

Sarah Owen-Johnson, 83, of Belleville passed on Oct. 10, 2010. She went to be with her savior Jesus Christ and was surrounded by her family and friends. 



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Beloved fianc and soul mate of Meranda Ryan, cherished son of Marcie Schwartz, Steven L. Schwartz, loving brother of Jonas Schwartz (fiancée Dominique Colunga) and loving sister Erin Schwartz. Survived by aunts and uncles, Steven and Devra Goldberg, Sandee and Mark Giovanniello, and Bennett and Debbie Schwartz, their children, Leah and Victoria Giovanniello, Jacob Goldberg, and Katie and Michael Schwartz. Grandson of Sylvia Schwartz, the late Leo Schwartz, the late Leah and the late Clarence Goldberg. Also survived by many loving friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 3:00 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.



Sister Caulfield, O.P.

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Sliva, James M.

Sliva James M. Age 63, October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Charlene for 29 years. Dear father of Andrea (Louie) Krause, Jacob, and Natalie. Brother of Michael, Carole (Bob) Solano, Robert (Sandra), and Debra (Phillip) Smith. Also several nieces, nephews and granddog Chuck. He will be loved and missed by all. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (E. of Gotfredson, between Warren and Joy). Memorials to Trinity Presbyterian Food Pantry or Am-Vets.



Thomas H. Raymond May 20, 1928-Oct. 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:18 PM 

Thomas H. Raymond, 82, of Monroe died at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, where he had been since Mon., Oct. 4.



Uchwat, John S.

Uchwat John S. Age 92, October 2, 2010. Beloved uncle and godfather of Connie (Norman) Hansen, Ken (Jackie) Smerecki, Patrick (Deborah) Smerecki. Dear brother of Edward (Ann) Uchwat. Dear uncle of Terry, Nadine, Jim, Gerry, Delphine, Suzanne, Fred, Sharon, Kathy, Keith, Arleen, and Jason. Great-uncle of Ken, Matthew, John, Adam, and Andrew. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Call 734-427-3800 for Wednesday times of Service at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville (between Evergreen and Southfield, north of Warren Rd.).




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Ussher, Kenneth L.

Ussher Kenneth L. Loving husband of Darlene (McMillian) Ussher. Beloved father of Karen and Jon Dante, Laura and William Deirlein. Loving step-father of Mark and Matthew Mullikin, and Jennifer Alvey. Step-grandfather of Megan Dante, Abigail Deirlein, Kelley, Molly, Adam, and Zachary Mullikin, and Travis Alvey. Brother of Edith Koch. Mr. Ussher was preceded in death by wife Norma Ussher. Mr. Ussher was a Army veteran and retired salesman with Marposs Corp. and a member of St. Timothy Church. He was also a member of the Florence Lions Club and VFW. Passed away on Friday October 1, 2010 at age 82, and was a resident of Florence, Kentucky. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service staring at 3:30 p.m. at Stith Funeral Homes, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, 10272 US Highway 42, Union, KY. Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Online condolences can be made at, . Stith Funeral Homes Florence, KY is handling arrangements.



Valin (Mcconnell), Lorraine Ann

Valin Lorraine Ann (Mcconnell) Age 79 of Oxford. October 2, 2010. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Tim, Kevin (Michelle), Colin (Judy), Shawn (Kathy) Valin, Maribeth (Chris) Medaugh, Laurie (Steve) Polasek, Robert Valin, Bridget (Mike) Kowalik, and Margaret Valin. Sister of Lawrence McConnell, Loretta Winter, and the late Mary Alice Busby. Daughter-in-law of Harlow and the late Alice Valin. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11 a.m. with an in state of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to A-1 Hospice, Lapeer. Online guestbook



Verhelst, James "Jim"

Verhelst James "Jim" Passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from a short bout with cancer. He leaves a wife of 52 years, Jane and two children, Vicki and Jim, four grandchildren, Tracey, Kayleigh, Eric and Dominic. In his memory, donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 115 S. Missouri Avenue, Suite 500, Lakeland, FL. 33805 would be appreciated.



Violet Mae Aldrich *

87, of Haslett, died Tuesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken.



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Matthew G. Kolstoe Okemos In love for life, Matthew G. Kolstoe passed away with his special friend, Heather Comstock on October 10, 2010. Matthew was born September 5, 1992 the son of John and Gail Kolstoe. He was 18 years old. Matthew was a 2010 graduate of Okemos High School, extremely active in Chieftain Sports. Matthew was a member of Boy Scouts Okemos Troop # 64 and enrolled at MSU to study psychology. Matthew is survived by his parents; brothers, Alex and Aidan; and his grandparents Norbert and Jermaine Gabry, and Ralph and Carolyn Kolstoe; aunts and uncles, Gary and Gail Gabry, Greg and Dena Gabry, David and Shelia Kolstoe, Mark Kolstoe, Susan Kolstoe, and Paul and Kari Kolstoe; and ten cousins. Matthew will also be missed by his many, many friends. A private funeral service will be held. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Okemos High School Swim and Dive Team, Cross-Country Team, or Orchestra, 2800 Jolly Rd, Okemos, MI 48864-6506 in memory of Matthew. Please visit, to sign the guestbook for Matthew's Family.




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SMITH, WILLIAM WALLACE JR., "JUNEBUG"; age 33; of Pontiac MI; passed October 9, 2010. Loving fiance of Jenee West; father of Layla, Hannah, Justice, Zoe, Destiny, and Chase; son of Marysue Thomas (Harmon Thomas) and the late William Smith; brother of Joshua Smith (Reanna Padilla); grandson of Gladys Hunt; and the late Elis Hunt and Linda and Walt Baily. He has many other loving family and friends.




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Whitby, Cora S.

Whitby Cora S. Age 62 of Plymouth, October 2, 2010. Beloved mother of Stephanie Whitby, and Jessica and Phillip Haynes. Dear sister of Marjorie Whitby Dickson. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Family hour Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48034. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To share memories please visit



William Edward Dayton

William Edward Dayton Grand Haven Mr. William E. Dayton, age 88, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010. He was born in Rochester, NY on October 24, 1921 to Michael and (Mabel) Dayton and served his country in the US Army during, . He married the former Lillian DeHeer on February 17, 1961. Mr. Dayton had been a landscaper for many area golf courses. He was a loving man who loved the outdoors and helping neighbors. Survived by sons, William (Sharon) Dayton of FL, Michael (Joyce) Dayton of Coldwater, Steven (Cheryl) Dayton of FL; daughter, DeAnne (Van) Akers of VA; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Vonda Morley of Battle Creek; brother, Joe Dayton of Battle Creek; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, JoHanna Milewski. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian and 18 siblings. Service Friday, October 15, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at the Clock Chapel-Grand Haven with Pastor Jerald Poehl officiating. Interment at Grand Haven Township Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at Clock Life Story Funeral Home - Grand Haven. Memorials to Hospice of North Ottawa. Please visit, to leave a memory or sign the online guest book.



Williams (Nee Kramer, Josephone Mabel

Williams Josephine Mabel (Nee Kramer) Age 80 of Utica, died peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2010 after a 7 year battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her only daughter Donna (Michael) Kemper, her niece Marie (David) Vanker, and her nephews John Kramer and Raymond (Yvonne) Kramer plus several grandnieces and grandnephews. Jo graduated from Capac High School in 1948 and worked for Sears for 32 years. She loved gardening and animals. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica . Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Home at 1424 Union NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49505.




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