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Died: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Age: 90
LORIDAS, Violet V.; of Clarkston; July 27, 2014; age 90; preceded in death by her husband Nickolas; mother of Chris (Lisa) Loridas and Sharron (Bob) Scholz. Private inurnment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Alzheimer’s Assn.

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Died: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Age: 93
STRINGER, Elnora A.; of Clarkston; July 26, 2014; age 93; wife of Don for 58 years; step mother of Wendell (Jill) and Duane Stringer; grandma of Todd (Dara), Gary, Brent (Sarah), Mark, Scott, Lee (Heather) & Beth; survived by 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; preceded in death by grandson Paul. Elnora enjoyed square dancing and traveling. Funeral service Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston with visiting Wednesday 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery.

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Died: Friday, July 25, 2014
Age: 51
CAMERON, Elen C.; of Waterford; July 25, 2014; age 51; beloved daughter of Lucy (the late Bill) Taylor and the late Carl (Suzanne) Cameron; sister of Erin (Jeffrey) Stilman, Evon Kern, Evet Schmidt, Carl and Edward Cameron; aunt of Josh and Leah Stilman, Nicole and Christy Schmidt and Charlie Kern. Funeral Service Tuesday 10:00 am at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 6-8 pm. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Online guestbook


Died: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Age: 87
FANCHER, John R.; of White Lake; July 24, 2014; age 87; preceded in death by his wife Phyllis; loving father of Kathy (Bruce) Holden, Colleen VanHaitsma, Randy, Dan (Julie), Mark and Tim (Lisa); grandfather of 11; great grandfather of 8, brother of Welma LaTurneau, Thelma Southard and the late Lewis Fancher. John retired from Waterford Public Schools. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice. Private family services entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook

James Thomas Crenshaw

Died: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Age: 57
James of Ortonville was born Oct. 27, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan to Betty Joe (nee: Hancock) and the late John Ralph Crenshaw. He married the former Cynthia Estes on August 5, 1977 in Illinois. He is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia; four children, Christopher Crenshaw, Shilo Crenshaw, Heather Crenshaw and Shannon Crenshaw; four grandchildren, Kylie, Alyssa, Brandon and Savanna Crenshaw; mother, Betty Joe; three sisters, Lyn Crenshaw, Sharon (Chris) Niquette and Allice Crenshaw; and one brother, Steve Crenshaw.

Tom retired from GM Warren. He formerly attended Lake Orion Schools. Graveside service was July 25 at Eastlawn Cemetery, Lake Orion. To send a condolence to the family select guestbook at


Died: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Age: 47
WALSH, John P. of Clarkston; unexpectedly July 22, 2014; age 47; loving husband of Amy, proud father of Kyle John Walsh and Evan Christopher Walsh; son of William and Joan Walsh; brother of Jeanette (Robert) Julian, Linda (Terry) Tomas, Michael Walsh, Cindy (Gary) Witt and Merri (Adam) Baxter; son in law of Christine and the late Joseph DeBartolo; brother in law of Andrea (James) Muscarella; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends John was an engineer with General Motors for over 25 years. John enjoyed participating in sports and boy scouts with both his sons. John also coached youth basketball in the community for many years. Friends may visit Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Mass Monday 10:00 am at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family for the future education of Kyle and Evan. Online guestbook


Died: Monday, July 21, 2014
Age: 66
CREED, Jack A.; 33 year resident of Clarkston; recently residing in Punta Gorda, FL.; July 21, 2014; age 66. Loving husband of Janet for 44 years; beloved father of Larry Creed and Shannon (Victor) Vasquez; proud grandfather of Christopher, Deonte, Domnic and Miah; son of Rosetta and the late Allen Creed; brother of Richard Creed and Kira Aryss; brother in law of John Tarkowski, Jim Tarkowski, Joe Tarkowski and Jean (Doug) Post; son in law of Barbara and the late William Tarkowski. Also survived by many extended family and friends. Jack retired from GM – Pontiac Motors. Funeral Service Friday 10 am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday 6-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Online guestbook

William E. WARD

Died: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Age: 87
WARD, William E. “Bill” of West Bloomfield; loving husband of Margaret “Bev” for 70 years; beloved father of Margaret (Jeff) Davis and Bill (Penny) Ward; grandfather of 6; great grandfather of 9 and great great grandfather of 3; brother of Jeannette (Conrad) Kellner, Barbara (George) Timpf and James Ward. Bill retired from GM and was an UAW International Union Representative. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Funeral Service Thursday 10:00 am at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Wounded Warrior Project. Online guestbook

Brenda Ray

Died: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Age: 72
Brenda F. Ray, of Lake Orion, passed away July 20, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved wife of the late James. Dear mom of Timothy (Elissa), Deanna (Terone) Hartfield, and Lori (Pete) Schmidt; loving me-maw of Tiffany, Carl Lee, Jillian, Tyler, Jimmy , Steven, and Lane; loving G-G of Nevaeh, Tony, Bailey, Zoie, Selene, Aniyah, Dequan, and Angel; loving sister of Juanita, Gloria, Calvin, Jerry, David, Charles, Alfred, L.D., and Glen. Brenda was predeceased by sisters Catherine and Evelyn, She also leaves a host of family and friends who will dearly miss her.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion, The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until time of service. Reflections may be shared with family by visiting

Allen Charles Barnes

Died: Friday, July 18, 2014
Age: 83
Barnes, Allen Charles: age 83: of Lake Orion, Michigan lost his battle with cancer on Friday, July 18, 2014. Al was born in Akron, Ohio and was class president of the Buchtel High School class of 1949. He served in the Army during the Korean War and graduated from Akron University. Al had a lifelong love of the outdoors and fishing, a successful career in computers and banking and served his community as a township trustee. His devotion to nature preservation was showcased by his work to designate Greenshield Road as a Natural Beauty Road. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jackie and his brother Robert. He is survived by his children, Julie, David and Skip, four grandchildren, his brother Bill Barnes, his sister Marian Zehnder and his companion Donna Bradow. The family will receive friends at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Flint St., Lake Orion, MI on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm followed by a Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Heart to Heart Hospice or Make a Wish Foundation of Michigan. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting
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