Obituaries

Janet Carol Gorman 71, of Grayling went to the Lord surrounded by her family on August 20, 2019. She was born in Grayling, Michigan on December 2, 1947 to the late Henry and Eva (Smith) Stephan. Janet married the love of her life Michael Gorman on December 23, 1967.     Janet was a loving...
Jean Ann Gardiner, age 72, passed away August 2, 2019 at her home in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was born June 23, 1947, in Grayling, to the  late Homer (Mud) and Lillian King.  Jean is remembered for her love of traveling, dream catchers and tweety bird.  She worked here in Grayling as a...
Donald David Denton Jr., of Grayling, Michigan, peacefully passed away on August 5th, 2019. Don was 83 years old and passed away in the home he built with his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy “Puff” Denton.  Don and Puff were married in Grayling, Michigan, on May 4, 1957 and raised four...
Mark Linwood Banker passed away on August 21 after an extended illness.   Born, August 1, 1955 to parents George and Grace Banker, he was raised in Perry and graduated in 1973.  He married Elizabeth Corcoran in 1980 and in 1985 built their environmentally friendly “dream home” near Ionia.  In...
Arthur H. Taylor, Jr. went home to be with his Lord on August 12, 2019 at the age of 67.  Born in Jackson, Michigan to the late Arthur Taylor, Sr. and Patsy Gordon. He is also proceed in death by his grandson, Derek Owens. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Virginia (Ginny), son,...
Geneva Avery Douglas, 89, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2019, at The Brook in Gaylord, Michigan surrounded by a large family group.  In October 2018, she celebrated 70 years of marriage to her soulmate, Thomas E. Douglas III, who passed away just four months ago. The other surviving...
Joyce E. Brackenbury, 77, of Rapid City passed away Friday August 16, 2019.  She was born on August 19, 1941 to the late Frank and Ruth (Scott) Best in Port Huron Michigan. Joyce loved spending time in her flower garden, going to craft shows and most importantly being with her family. She...
James Earl Lawless, 77, of Grayling passed away peacefully August 11, 2019. James was born December 10, 1941 in Pontiac, MI. He is survived by his wife Anna Lawless. Visitation will be Friday, August 16, 2019 11-1 p.m. at Grayling Baptist Church followed by funeral service at 1 p.m....
Colleen Lavonne (Bolin) Cox, 49, of Grayling passed away at home Sunday, August 11, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Joshua Cox; children, Chris (Amanda) Holt, Josh Ziegler, Jordan Bolin, Samantha Bolin and Tanner Bolin; parents, Jessie (Sandy) Maness and Scharlyn Maness; sister, Brille...
Virgil Partin passed away peacefully on August 7. He was 86 years old and was married to the love of his life for 63 years. Virgil was born in Pruden, Tennessee and passed away with family near. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lula Burton and his sister, Barbara Adams. He is survived by...

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