Obituaries

Donald W. Nester, age 87, of Roscommon, died on Monday, December 28, 2020, in Traverse City, Michigan. Don was born April 15, 1933 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Thomas and Verna (Fent) Nester. Don married Beverly Wintrode on May 17, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan.   Don enjoyed spending time...
Barbara Grace Miner, 90, of Grayling, passed away January 3, 2021. She was born to the late Lyle and Mary (Goward)  Dunckley on January 22, 1930. Barbara married Bernie Hinkle in 1949. Bernie  preceded her in death in 1981. She later married Melvin Miner who also preceded her in death.  ...
Betty Shirkey of Grayling, passed away on January 1, 2021. No public services will be held. Condolences may be sent to www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
Michael Lee Cannoy, age 52, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. He was born in Flint, Michigan. Michael is preceded in death by his father, Norman Cannoy.  Mike enjoyed spending time outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and attending mud bogs. He enjoyed spending...
Virginia "Ginny" Lee (Shirley) Amburgey, 87, left us peacefully on December 31, 2020 in Grayling, Michigan. Virginia was born in Manton, Michigan but lived most of her life in Pinckney where she was the sixth of 9 children.  She was active in high school sports, especially basketball, and...
Deanne Weiss, 81, of Grayling, passed away on December 22, 2020. She was born in Grayling on May 31, 1939 to the late Gerald and Marie Herrick. Deanne married Clyde Weiss on September 2, 1961 in Houghton Lake. They celebrated 50 years of marriage before Clyde preceded her in death in 2011. ...
Catherine Vinnie Smallwood, 88, of Grayling, passed away on December 22, 2020. She was born on July 4, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Mark and Molly Smith. She married Ben Smallwood on March 28, 1952. They were married for 56 years before he preceded her in death in 2009. Survived by her...
Jerry DeWitt, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday December 19, 2020 at The Brook in Roscommon. Jerry Michael DeWitt was born in Pontiac on October 13, 1935 to William (Roy) and Anna (Polaski) DeWitt. Numbering 10th out of 11 children. Jerry moved with his family to Higgins...
Wendy Gay Thompson, 62, of Grayling, passed away on December 19, 2020. She was born in Cadillac on January 7, 1958 to Samuel and Betty Swinehart.  Wendy married Richard Thompson on February 2, 1974.  She proudly raised her family and then attended Bronson School of Nursing and graduated as a...
Dolores Jean "Grandma Chub" Mead, 89, of Grayling, passed away on December 16, 2020. She was born at home in Moddersville, Michigan on August 31, 1931 to the late Milford and Emma Campbell. She graduated from Merritt High School. She was a cheerleader and married her basketball star, Pete Mead on...

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