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Dawn Marie Pickering

Died: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Age: 48
Pickering, Dawn Marie (Oates); of Shelby Twp. was born March 20,1967 and passed away March 29,2015.Dawn was the beloved daughter of Connie (Georgia) Oates and the late Sandra Oates; loving sister of Kelley, John (Penny), Nickie, Heidi; and step sister of Erik and Jeff.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11am at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1-3 and 5-8 pm. Reflections may be shared by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.

Rebecca Jane McCrory

Died: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Age: 83
Rebecca McCrory lifelong resident of Ortonville was born January 18, 1932 in Ortonville, Michigan to the late Ezra Harold and Hilda (nee: Green) Hummer. She is survived by four children, Virginia England, Mary Oscendosky, Susan McCrory and William “Bud” McCrory; one brother, Duane (Connie) Hummer; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; preceded in death by her beloved husband, William “Gale” McCrory, one son, Leslie McCrory and one brother, Stewart Hummer. Jane was a longtime newspaper carrier for the Oakland Press. She enjoyed bingo, cards and the many activities at the Edna Burton Senior Center. Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Interment will follow at Seymour Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Edna Burton Senior Center. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries

John C. Willhite

Died: Monday, March 30, 2015
Age: 59
John C. Willhite of Clarkston, suddenly March 30, 2015 at 59 years of age.

He was loving husband of Debbie for 40 years; dear father of Kristen (Dustin) Willhite-Rose and Joshua Willhite. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter Airyanna and siblings Lowell “Sonny”, Michael, and Cynthia.

John retired from GM in 2006 after 28 years of service. He was a member of Local 5960, as well as alternate committee man. John was a big car enthusiast, he loved to race cars, paint cars, and build cars. Most important John had a big heart; a good man who was kind and caring. Memorial Service is Friday, April 3, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home - Waterford. Family will receive friends Friday noon until time of service. To send a condolence message visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

James E. Hampton

Died: Monday, March 30, 2015
Age: 93
James E. Hampton of Bloomfield Hills passed away on March 30, 2015, at age 93.

He was beloved husband of Elizabeth Ann (Kalahar) for 64 years. He was the proud father of Robert and his wife Lori, Michael, Patricia Hampton Scott, David and his wife Suzanne, John and his wife Julia, William and his wife Patricia; grandfather of Scott (Heidi) Hampton, Daniel Hampton, Rebecca (Thomas) Harrison, Katherine Hampton, James Hampton, Ryan Scott, Alexa Hampton, Anna Hampton, Audrey Hampton, Derek Soldenski, Heather Stochi and Holly Tracy.

James was born in Steubenville, Ohio on October 23, 1921. He graduated from Detroit’s Cooley High School in 1939.

He served in the European Theater during World War II where he was awarded a battlefield commission and a Bronze Star with an Oakleaf Cluster earning the rank of First Lieutenant before being honorably discharged after the war and post war occupation.

He earned a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Detroit. He was employed by the Detroit District Office of the Corps of Engineers in which he was responsible for the construction of several Airfield Paving Projects during the Korean War. Subsequent to this work, he was a co-founder of Michigan Testing Engineers and other engineering consulting firms in the Detroit Area. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan and many other states, specializing in Pavement Design and Construction Supervision.

An avid golfer, he was a member of Oakland Hills Country Club for over 30 years and served as club President in 1986.

Memorial Service is 10 a.m,, Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 9 am until time of the service. Military Honors on Friday 12:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Age: 96
MACKEY, Joyce S.; of Clarkston; March 28, 2015; age 96; wife of Samuel for 72 years; mother of Susanne (Ted) Smith, Robert (Kathy) Mackey and Nancy (James “Randy”) Finn; also survived by 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Funeral service Tuesday 12:30 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Good News India or Key of Hope.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Friday, March 27, 2015
Age: 80
WILSON, Harold; of Clarkston; March 27, 2015; age 80; husband of Thelma; father of Deb, Melinda (Jerry) Altenbernt, Rick, Bill (Marlene), Mike (Stacey), Dave and Jason; Grandpa of Heather (Eric) Ignash, Katie Altenbernt, Quinton Wilson, Kevin Altenbernt and Adam Wilson; Brother of Fred (Peggy); preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Ollie. Harold retired from General Motors and enjoyed the outdoors. Funeral service Tuesday 10 AM at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 3-8 PM. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a church of your choice.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Wanda Lea Egan

Died: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Age: 81
Wanda Lea Egan of Ortonville died surrounded by her family. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place. Private services to be held at a later date. Wanda was born July 15, 1933 in Black Oak, Arkansas to the late Kermit and Beatrice (Holder) Harris. She married James E. Egan on November 4, 1966 in Grand Blanc, MI. Wanda loved to read, going to the casino, and playing euchre. She also loved singing, dancing, and music of all kinds. She devoted her life to raising her children with her husband. Wanda was a beloved wife and mother. Surviving are her husband, James E. Egan; children, Leanne C. (Dr. George) Moser, Diana K. Martus, Richard G. (Candace) Hoffman, Steven D. (Cindy) Hoffman, Yvonne L. (William) Doner, Julia C. (Mark) Schuette, and Crystal L. Hoffman-Harned; grandchildren, Diana L. Reynolds, Veronica L. Camargo, Alycia A. Minshall, Brianne L. Hoffman, Joshua E. Minshall, Marcus Schuette, Kyle Schuette, Stephanie L. Hoffman, and Glen Hoffman; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Ryan Martus; brothers, Donald Harris, and Charles Harris. Those desiring may make contributions to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.hillfh.com. Arrangements provided by Hill Funeral Home – 11723 S. Saginaw St. Grand Blanc, MI 48439.

Suzanne LEMBKE

Died: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Age: 78
LEMBKE, Suzanne; of Lake Angelus; March 26, 2015; age 78; preceded in death by her husband Bill; mother of Mike (Jean) Lembke, Bryan (Sandee) Lembke and Denise Lembke; Grandma of Arron, Jessica, Jana and Jackson; sister of John Lilliquist and Sandy (Colonel Robert) Abney. Suzanne earned her Master’s Degree from Oakland University and retired from Pontiac School District as an elementary teacher. She volunteered at Crittenton Hospital. Friends may visit Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lake Orion with visiting at the church after 10:00 a.m. Private Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Age: 77
WINTERBOTTOM, JAMES R. of Davisburg, died March 24, 2015 at 77 years of age. Born April 2, 1937 in Pontiac, the son of the late James and Evelyn Winterbottom. Beloved husband of Emily; loving father of Michael Winterbottom and Daniel (Vivianna) Winterbottom; dearest grandfather of Ryan, Emily, Blake and Landon; dear brother of Andy (Susan) Winterbottom. James retired from General Motors with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Clarkston Eagles and the River Church in Holly. In his free time he enjoyed golfing, taking walks and watching westerns. A Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Hwy. Pastor Jim Combs officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. To send a condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.


Died: Monday, March 23, 2015
Age: 78
RICHARDSON, ANNA formerly of Lake City and Clarkston, March 23, 2015 at 78 years of age. Loving wife of the late Donald; dear mother of Jeffrey (Sarafina) Richardson, Belinda Richardson, and Jean (Gregory) Funck; nana of Whitney, Elizabeth, Brianna, Taylor Grace, and Carson. Also survived by 2 siblings. Preceded in death by 3 siblings. Anna was a great wife, mother and nana. She was a “classy lady” who enjoyed and loved her family and friends. Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME – CLARKSTON. To send a condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.
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