Citizens Community Federal
image
image
Palace Chrysler-Jeep

Obituaries

Search the Obituaries:

Milford R. Parish

Died: Thursday, November 08, 2012
Age: 94
Milford (Mel) R. Parish, Sr. of Lake Orion passed away on Nov. 8, 2012 at the age of 94.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rosalie, loving father of Gary of Warren, Rick (Renee) of Lake Orion, Ruth (Jime) Ankney of Allendale, and the late Danny. He was also a dear grandfather of 11 and a great grandfather to many.

A Veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theater, Mel was a longtime member of the Big Chief Barbershop Chorus in Pontiac and also sang for many years with the Church Street Singers.

Mel was also a recipient of the Citizen of the Year award in Pontiac.

Private family funeral services have been held through Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion. Reflections may be shared by visiting sparksgriffin.com.

Raymond D. Blair

Died: Thursday, November 08, 2012
Age: 70
of Ortonville.

Husband of Helen (Craven) for 45 years; father of Theresa (Dean) Stothers, Christine (Eric) Pendley, Perry (Heather) Blair, Erin (Chad) Wolf, Adrienne (Kris) Reid and Becca (B.J.) Fleming; brother of John “Skip” (Nancy) and Murray (Cheryl). Also survived by 21 grandchildren and a grandson on the way. Preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, McKennah, and brother, Jim.

Raymond retired from General Motor Truck and Coach after 40 years of service. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and was a car enthusiast.

A funeral service was held Nov. 12 at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment at Christian Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Henry Ford Hospital, c/o Transplant Unit. Online guestbook

www.wintfuneralhome.com.

Clifford "Bud" Eaglen

Died: Thursday, November 08, 2012
Age: 66
of Ortonville.

Born Nov. 5, 1946 in Morgantown, W.V. to the late Clarence and Evelyn (nee: Howell) Eaglen. He is survived by his four daughters, Kerri Bellows, Debbie (Laurence) Trevarrow, Teresa (Eric) Mason and Kimberly (Matthew) Epperly; eight grandchildren, Dustin, Danielle, Destiny, Sierra, Tyler, Kaitlin, Alyssa and Brooke; one great-grandson, Dylan; great friend Kyle “Buck” Ward; siblings, Tammy, Jerry, Earl and Bill.

Bud will be missed by many, he was always telling jokes and giving people a hard time. His two babies were his dogs, Teddi and Mitzi. Bud retired from General Motors.

A private memorial service has been held. Arrangements were entrusted to Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. To send a private condolence to the family select guestbook at

www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Stella M Andrews

Died: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Age: 91
Stella M. Andrews (nee Williamson) of Oakland Township passed away November 7, 2012 at the age of 91.

She was the beloved wife of the late Wilton Andrews and a dear Mother of Barbara Casey of Holly, Linda (Jan) Burchard of OR., Eva (Dennis) Callison of Midland, Patricia Hamilton of Oxford, Marjorie Lumbard of Lake Orion, James (Debbie) of Attica, and the late David. She will be remembered as a loving Grandmother of 20 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Andrews was a member of Howarth United Methodist Church, Orion Farm Bureau, and United Methodist Women’s Club. She worked for many years as a Nurses Aid at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital.

Stella & Wilton operated a Dairy Farm of 110 acres between Silverbell Rd & Brown Rd., while raising 7 children. The Andrews and Williamson Families (Stella was a Williamson) both were early residents and farmers in Orion Twp.

Funeral services for Stella are to be held 11 a.m. on Nov. 19 at Lake Orion Chapel in Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Lake Orion. Visitation Sunday November 18th from 2 until 6 pm. at the funeral home.

The Andrews family has suggested memorial contributions to Mercy Hospice, or the Howarth United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers. Memorial reflections may be made to sparksgriffin.com.

Frances E Cochran

Died: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Age: 94
Frances E Cochran of Lake Orion passed away on November 7, 2012 at the age of 94.

She was the beloved wife of Donald who preceded her in death. Frances was the dear mother of Donald (Helen) of GA. And Robert (Patricia) of Oxford. She was also a loving Grandmother to Kimberly Cochran of Holly, Amanda ( Michael) Richards of Washington, St., Heather (Chris) Gentner of GA., and Holly (Robert) Kornegay of GA.

Funeral services were held at Lake Orion Chapel, Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home. Internment is at East Lawn Cemetery.

The Cochran family suggests contributions be made to Leader Dogs, in lieu of flowers. Memorial reflections may be made to sparksgriffin.com

David Lee Board

Died: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Age: 58
of Ortonville.

David was born Jan. 4, 1954 in Pontiac to the late Cletus and Mary Jane (nee: Ellman) Board. He was a 1972 graduate of Brandon High School. David was a welder by trade, but his passion was being a farmer.

Survived by his brother, Roger Dale (Jean) Board of Cass City; one nephew, Aaron C. (Holly) Board; two nieces, Tara Faye (Denney) Haley and Amanda Faith Board; four great-nieces, Alexis, Riley, Lilah and Madison.

A funeral service was held Nov. 9 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Pastor Kelly Todd officiated. Interment at Ortonville Cemetery. Memorial donations to Christ Lutheran Church. To send a private condolence to the family select guestbook at

www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

George Harmon "Butch" Horner

Died: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Age: 76
of Marysville, Mich.

George was born June 28, 1936 in Burton, W.V. to the late Benjamin Levi and Irene (Meredith) Horner. He is survived by two daughters, Becky (Roy) Langolf of Ortonville and Nancy Blake of Arizona; two sons, Benjamin (Lori) Horner and Joel (Rita) Horner, both of Marysville; nine grandchildren, Lindsay and Evan Langolf, Megan and Stephanie Blake, Brendan and Caleb Horner, Andy, Travis and Shannon Frendt. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Clara Horner.

George was employed at one time with Morton Salt Co. until its closing in 1986. He retired from Women’s Life in 2006. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955-1959 as an aviation mechanic. George enjoyed baseball, country music and laughter. He was an honest, generous man with much integrity.

A funeral service was held Nov. 9 at Marysville Funeral Home, Marysville. Dr. James Bolin officiated. Military honors were conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council. Interment at Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. Local arrangements were entrusted to Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief. To send a private condolence to the family select guestbook at

www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Rick Harold Bates

Died: Monday, November 05, 2012
Age: 53
of Ortonville.

Born December 16, 1958 in Detroit to the late Raymond and Shirley (nee: Crow) Bates. Rick is survived by his wife, Darlene, whom he married Nov. 7, 1980 in Pontiac; two sons, Beau and Andy Bates; five sisters, Raelynn (Bob) Woodward, Debra (Bob) Tondu, Dawn (Michael) Cypret, Tammy (Jesse) Morse and Heidi (Jerry) Morse; one brother, Reggie (Tiffany) Bates.

Rick retired from GM April 1, 2009. He was an avid guitarist and was a member of several area bands. Music was a big part of his life, but he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.

A funeral service was held Nov. 9 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Pastor Michael Elliott officiated. Interment at Ortonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish. To send a private condolence to the family go to

www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.

Gary A. DALZIEL

Died: Sunday, November 04, 2012
Age: 69
DALZIEL, Gary A.; of Rochester Hills; Suddenly November 4, 2012; Age 69; Brother of Carol (John) Karol & Jim (Judy) Dalziel; Trusted friend & business partner of Steve Olds; Dear friend of Joni Propst, Jackie Buchanan & Jacqui Spicer; Gary was loved by many people and will be missed by his friends/extended family. He was a passionate & talented vintage jewelry and watch dealer who owned The Watch Stop. Funeral service Friday 10:00 a.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

William Rice

Died: Sunday, November 04, 2012
Age: 69
William John Rice passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4. He was 69.

Rice was a longtime resident of Oxford. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1963.

He and his wife Alice Rice were the first couple to marry in the new addition to the Oxford United Methodist Church in 1962. He was a barber for many years, until retiring due to a disability.

He is survived by his wife Alice, his sons Bill Rice II (June), James Edward Rice, (Kim), and his three grandchildren Montana, Hunter, and Scout.

There will be no viewing or service, so the family does not want flowers or gifts, but cards may be sent to the Rice family at 3135 Thomas Road, Oxford Michigan, 48371
spacer
SPI Subscriptions
The Oxford Leader
April
arrow
S M T W T F S
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
Site Search