Melvin A. Bone

Melvin A. Bone of Goodrich formerly of Pontiac. Died July 25, 2016. He was 96. Born December 21, 1919 in West Frankfort, Illinois to the late Stephen and Ruth (nee: Fisher) Bone. Dear father of Rudy (Betty) Bone, James Bone, Robert Bone, William (Patti) Bone, Donnie Bone, Debra Smades, Thomas (Kathy) Bone, Penny (Brian) Wisswell […]

Phillip C. Keener

KEENER, PHILLIP C. of Ortonville.  Died July 7, 2016.  He was 60.  Born January 23, 1956 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Nolan and Nina (nee: Mathews) Keener.  He is survived by two children, Jason (fiancé Mary) Keener and Nicole (Corey) Martin; three grandchildren, Arlo Lee Keener, Lucia and Emery Martin; three brothers, Curt, Wayne […]

Dustin Michael Ratcliffe

RATCLIFFE, DUSTIN MICHAEL of Ortonville; died July 13, 2016.  He was 33.  Born August 14, 1982 in Petoskey, Michigan.  He is survived by his parents Sandra and Michael Purgiel; two children, Michelle Purgiel and Brylee Ratcliffe; two brothers, Robert Ratcliffe and Jeremy Purgiel; grandmother, Edith Woloszyk; two sisters, Raquel Ratcliffe and Melissa Wieske; aunts and […]

John Arthur “Butch” Ward,” Sr.

John Arthur “Butch” Ward, Sr. of Clarkston died July 11, 2016. He was 72. Born March 22, 1944 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late John Robert and Ruby Lucille (nee: Ritchson) Ward. He married the former Connie Metcalf on June 15, 1968 in Curtis, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie; two children, […]

Robert Lee Williams

Robert Lee Williams of Ortonville; died July 1, 2016. He was 68.  Born January 5, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Robert S. and Mary Alice (nee: Franklin) Williams.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Williams; two children, Cindy (Kent) Jones and Robert (Amy) Williams; three grandchildren, Preston, Parker and Carson Jones; two […]

Doris Elaine MacLeod

Doris Elaine MacLeod- died Monday, June 27, 2016. She was 87. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward H. and Jessie M. (MacDonald) Webber and eight siblings. She is survived by sister Virginia Sagal of New Baltimore. Doris was born Aug. 7, 1928 in Detroit. She married Douglas MacLeod June 27, 1946 in […]

Roseann Owen

Roseann Owen of Ortonville died June 23, 2016. She was 96. Roseann was born Sept. 14, 1919 in Flint to Theodore and Eva (nee: Clor) Herzog. She is survived by two sons, Ted (Linda) Owen and Scott (Holly) Owen; six grandchildren, Raken (Michael) Mekled, Jason (Candence) Owen, Nicole (Jared) DiClementi, Herb (Kristina) Dula, Becky (Christopher) […]

Joanne M. Taylor

Joanne M. Taylor of Goodrich died June 24, 2016 at the Oaks at Woodfield, Grand Blanc. She was 84. Joanne was born Sept. 3, 1931 in Pontiac, the daughter of the late Lewis and Isabella (Buchkowski) Swartz. She resided in the Goodrich area the last 52 years. She was joined in marriage to Irving S. […]

Mary Frances Verhines

Mary Frances Verhines, “Fran” of Lapeer; died June 22, 2016. She was 93. Born August 11, 1922 in Detroit to the late Raymond and Gladys (nee: Graves) Sutton. She married the late William “Bill” Verhines on November 14, 1940 in Detroit. Fran is survived by five children Billie Jean (Dave) McLachlan, James Verhines, Irene (Daniel) […]

Arnold LaVern

Arnold LaVern “Arnie” Willamson of Ortonville died June 19, 2016. He was 77. Born Feb. 6, 1939 in Croswell, Michigan to the late Vern and Helen (nee: Roskey) Williamson. He is survived by four children, Stacey Williamson, Scott (Cynthia) Williamson, Jeffrey Williamson and Danielle Williamson; and three grandchildren, Cheyenne Marcum, Abbie and Aaron Williamson. He […]