Obituaries

Melvyn Douglas Aguillon, 80, of Grayling, MIichigan passed away peacefully on February 13, 2019 at home.  Melvyn was born January 5, 1939 in Warrington, England to Bonifacio and Edith (Lightfoot) Aguillon. Melvyn is survived by his wife of 58 years, Junell (Frederick) Aguillon; children, Tina...
Richard “Dick” Slater, 89 of Roscommon, Michigan, passed away February 4, 2019. Born St John’s, Michigan, January 1, 1930. Richard was a long-time resident of Grayling, moving here with family from down below in 1963. Veteran of US Navy and served during Korean Conflict. Storyteller who...
Harold Wade Johnson, age 83, passed away at home Tuesday Jan 29, 2019. Harold was born on May 24, 1935 in Pontiac, Michigan.  After graduating from Pontiac Central High School, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy McClure, on Aug 13, 1956. He served in the Army as an MP from 1954 to...
Naomi May Mihaescu (98) of Grayling, Michigan passed away peacefully February 1, 2019.  She was born October 20, 1920 in Lewiston, Michigan to George and Gladys (Streeter) Mansfield.  Naomi had been a Grayling resident since 1947 and worked at the "little Ben Franklin" for 24 years. She was...
Archie McKay, 82, passed away on January 28, 2019.  He lived in Frederic, Michigan and Homosassa Springs, Florida and formerly in Warren, Michigan.  He was born in Alabama to the late Levi Thornton and Hattie Mae (Nix) McKay on September 4, 1936. Archie was retired from the City of Warren...
Ruby May Huffman (95) of Grayling, passed away on January 31, 2019. She was born in Flint, Michigan on December 16, 1923 to Floyd and Georgia (Saunders) Tobias.  Ruby was a beautiful lady inside and out!  She graduated from Clio High School, Class of 1942. She married the love of her life,...
Thomas Michael Henry, 50, of Frederic, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Kalkaska.  He was born November 16, 1968 in Lansing to Kenneth Henry and Jane Jore.  He graduated from Alpena High School and became a talented carpenter for more than 30 years.  He was a horseshoe champion, an...
Laura E. Purtill, 70, passed away January 14, 2019 in Celebration, Florida.  Laura was born in Lansing, Michigan to the late Joseph and Helen (Luger) Vaydik. Laura was preceded in death by her husband Colonel Thomas J. Purtill.  She is survived by her brother John Vaydik of Farwell,...
Elizabeth Deary, age 66, of Higgins Lake, died on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in Grayling, Michigan in the presence and comfort of her family. Liz was born September 23, 1952 in San Diego, California, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy (Stitson) Columber.   She married Don Deary on May 13,...
Jerome (Jerry) Steve Kaczynski passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 in Grayling, Michigan.  Jerry was born on October 27th, 1934, to Stephen Kaczynski and Mary Cendrowski in Bay City, Michigan.  Jerry graduated from Bay City Central High School. In Jerry's professional life...

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