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 […]

Elaine Joan Balini

Elaine Joan Balini of Troy; died June 16, 2016.  She was 91.   Born March 8, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Duson and Jeanette (nee: Dolata) Vuknirovich.   She is survived by one son, John (Cheryl) Gault; three grandchildren, Jason (Sheila) Gault, Carrie (Darren) Montreuil and Justine (Richard) Owens; seven great grandchildren, Grace, David, Nicklas, […]

Edward F. Czarniak

Edward F. Czarniak of Goodrich died June 15, 2016. He was 85. Born July 11, 1930 in Southfield Twp., Michigan to the Edward J. and Maryann (nee: Wazny) Czarniak. He is survived by eight children, Edward T. (Laura), Tony (Theresa), Tim, Donna and Phillip (Dianne) Czarniak, Jo Ellen (Mark) Grant, Margaret (Al) Majewski, Julie (Steven) […]

Gleeden Robert Pletcher

Gleeden Robert Pletcher of Landrum, South Carolina, formerly of Ortonville, died June 15, 2016. He was 87. Born March 14, 1929 in Flint, Michigan to the late Bernis and Golda (nee: Criswell) Pletcher. He married the former Shirley May Ruple on Sept. 11, 1948 in Ortonville. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 […]