Obituaries

On Saturday March 30, Gordon L. Cox Sr, 77 years old, left this earth leaving behind a life of love shared with his family. He spent his last days surrounded by his family — then exited quickly and peacefully without formally saying goodbye, which was always his way. He leaves behind his...
Larry Wayne Helvie, 70 of Roscommon, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at his home with his family by his side, after a 7 year battle with prostate cancer.   Born in Owosso on February 12, 1949 he is the son of June (Ford) Helvie and the late Wayne Helvie. Larry graduated from Owosso High...
Nancy L. Lownsbery, 66, of Maple Forest Township, passed away on March 17, 2019.  She was born on May 20, 1952 in Grayling, Michigan to the late Harry and Edna (Wilber) Canfield. Nancy married Donald Lownsbery on June 5, 1971 in Grayling.  Survived by her husband Donald of 47 years. Children...
Ronald Lee Joyce, 84 of Grayling, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Gaylord at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 25, 1934, Ron was the son of Carl and Fayne (Chandler) Joyce.  After graduating from T.C. Howe High School in Indianapolis, Ron...
Larry James Farley, Jr., 53, of Grayling passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Larry was born to Larry Farley, Sr. and Rose Owen in Alpena, Michigan on April 15, 1965.  He loved fishing and canoeing. He will be greatly missed by his family. Larry is survived by his children, Larry (Sara)...
Thomas Alexander Eldridge, 74, of Frederic, Michigan passed away peacefully March 25, 2019 at his home. Thomas was born in Grayling, Michigan on November 13, 1944 to Wilbert and Doris (Cool) Eldridge. Thomas is survived by his children, Kari Lyn (James) Kistler, Thomas Alan (Chrissy) Eldridge...
Ruby Babcock of Roscommon, Michigan, passed away in Bradenton, Florida, on Thursday, March 14, 2019, after a long battle with health issues.  She was born on September 23, 1937, in Lansing, Michigan, to the late Charles (Mick) and Melba Fleck and was one of 12 children. The family moved from...
Emadelle Elvira Weiman, 89, of Witt, Illinois passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 in her home. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 29, at the Free Methodist Church in Midland, Michigan at 1 p.m. Mrs. Weiman was born on September 10, 1929, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to the late...
Maricele “Mary” Gates, age 90, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2019, after a long struggle with dementia.  Mary was a resident of Grayling, Michigan since 1970 and of Bradenton, Florida since 1990.   Mary was born on January 21, 1929 in Albion, Michigan to G. Russell and Marian Leora...
Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Smock, age 89, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He is survived by his wife Connie; daughters, Debbie (Steve), Dana (John); Bill (Cathy), Pam (Wayne), Craig,  numerous grandkids and extended family. He loved to hunt, fish, sports and the outdoors. He served in the...

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