Obituaries

Murray Wayne Adams, 79, of Grayling passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, in Traverse City. Murray was born on September 4, 1938, to Stewart and Pearl (Garbutt) Adams in Detroit, MI.  He served 9 years in the Navy and 22 years in the Army before retiring.  He was a longtime gunsmith for the...
Joseph Lee Schrader peacefully passed at his home in Ft. Myers, Florida on March 10, 2018, just shy of his 82nd birthday.  Although he spent some of his childhood years in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his later years in Ft. Myers, Florida, he always considered Michigan his true home.  He was born...
Kim Louis Lovely, surrounded by family and friends, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2018, at his home in Grayling.   He was born on August 28, 1949, to Leo and Edith (Golnick) Lovely.    Raised in Grayling, he graduated from GHS in 1967.   Kim enlisted in the Army after high school and...
Virgilene Floate (Birdie) of Roscommon, formerly of Maple Rapids, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Munson Hospital of Grayling, Mich., at the age of 81. She was born May 10, 1936, to Virgil & Minnie Bell (Johnson) Coleman, of Pompeii, Mich. On March 8, 1953 she married Lawrence Floate of...
Alta Almeda Babbitt, 88, of Grayling and a long time resident of Escanaba, passed away on March 18, 2018. Alta was born on October 29, 1929, in Flushing, Michigan to the late Wyman and Alma (Brainerd) Walker. She married David Bruce Babbitt on August 26, 1967, in Otsego Lake Township. Alta...
James W. Elliott, 75, of Henderson, Kentucky, and Grayling, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at his home. Born March 29, 1942, in Evansville, Indiana, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Hamman) Elliott.   Jim graduated from North High School in Evansville, Indiana. He...
Truman Allen Potter, Sr., age 63, of Grayling, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2018, surrounded by love and family after a well-fought battle with cancer. Truman was born on April 13, 1954, in Alma to Roy and Devona (Wortham) Potter.  He was a proud veteran of the Marine Corps, and...
Yvonne Arlene Bindschatel, 80, of Grayling, passed away on March 4, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on February 21, 1938, in Grayling to the late J.C. and Mable (Hoffman) Millikin.  Yvonne married Jack Edward Bindschatel on November 1, 1969. They were married for 13 years...
Raymond Earl Beckett, 75, of Maple Forest Township, passed away on March 11, 2018.   He was born in Roscommon, Michigan, on February 28, 1943, to Norman “Red” and Rachel (Clark) Beckett who both preceded him in death. Though born in northern Michigan, he spent most of his childhood moving...
Roland "Rolly" Floyd Wilkins, 65, of Grayling, passed away on February 19, 2018.  He was born on August 14, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Leonard and Doris (Ostrander) Wilkins.  Rolly was a graduate of Grayling High School. He was a welder/fabricator for many, many years. He loved...

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