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Delores K. IRELAN

Died: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Age: 78
IRELAN, Delores K. “Dee” of Clarkston; April 8, 2015; age 78. Loving mother of Dennis (Renee) Irelan, Dean (Jessica) Irelan and Dawn (Mark) Beyer; grandmother of Christyn (Christopher) Scott, Derik (Erin) Irelan, Matthew Schefke, Ryan Beyer, Megan (Andy) Gardner, Darin (Dia) Irelan, Danielle (Lee) Irelan, Ashley (Greg) Beyer and Jessica (Jake) Beyer; great grandmother of 12; sister of Diane (Dale) Peterson; preceded in death by her sisters Doreen Wagner and Dorothy Schluckebier. Funeral Service Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10 am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 6-8 pm. Private interment Flint Memorial Park. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Willie Alvin Dyer

Died: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Age: 76
Willie Dyer of Groveland Twp. was born November 8, 1938 in Troy, Michigan to the late Willie and Mary (nee: Levnau) Dyer. He married the former Carol Corbin on September 24, 1966 in Troy, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol of 48 years; three children, Dion (Sherry) Dyer, Kelly Garris and Mark Dyer; seven grandchildren, Tiffanie, Heather, Joshua, Danielle, Sidney, Stosh and Brittani; one great granddaughter, Xylah; he was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters. Willie was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union #80 in Southfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, an avid sportsman, a shade tree mechanic and had seven jobs since his retirement in 1995. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Hadley Baptist Church (4566 Pratt Rd., Hadley Rd.). Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with Military Honors. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadley Baptist Church or American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Died: Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Bernice E. McCARRICK

Died: Monday, April 06, 2015
Age: 89
McCARRICK, Bernice E.; of Clarkston; April 6, 2015; age 89; preceded in death by her beloved husband Frank Jr.; loving mother of Bob (Linda) McCarrick and Debra Armstrong; sweet grandma of Dr. Robert (Katy) McCarrick, Nicole (Justin) Robertson, Laura (Eric) Arnason, David (Holly) Armstrong, Daniel (Amber) Armstrong & Jeffrey Armstrong; kind great grandma of Jack, Brayden, Lily, Andrew, Ashleigh, Sydney, Shiloh, Aubrey, Amelia, Avery & Duncan; older sister of Beverly (Ralph) Gullick, James Jr (Gwen) Bayley, Brenda Herman, the late Jack (Barb) Bayley, Barbara Zeigler, Bette Szott & Jay (Jan) Bayley. Bernice was an active member at Clarkston United Methodist Church and compassionate caregiver in the nursery. She helped build the library at Clarkston Elementary due to her great love of children and books. Bernice enjoyed spending time with her family, going to garage sales, giving flowers to brighten one’s day and loved her Lord. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Sunday 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Funeral service Monday 11:00 a.m. at Clarkston United Methodist Church where friends may visit directly at the church after 10:00 a.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly Tuesday 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clarkston United Methodist Church for the nursery. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Cynthia K. Zenas

Died: Sunday, April 05, 2015
Age: 71
Cynthia K. Zenas; age 71 of Lake Orion, passed away April 5, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Richard for 25 years; loving mother of Missy (Rob) Markevics, Betsy (Todd) Allen, Tim (Angela) Baakko, and Chris (Desire) Zenas; grandmother of seven with another one on the way; Sister of Butch (Paulette) Dutton and the late Douglas Dutton.

Cynthia was a Stephens Minister at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Funeral Service Friday, April 10, 2015 (time pending) at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion (248-371-3777). The family will receive friends Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment Square Lake Cemetery. Suggested memorials to Stephens Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1950 S Baldwin Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48360. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.

DONALD G. MURPHY, Sr

Died: Saturday, April 04, 2015
Age: 77
MURPHY, DONALD G. Sr. of Pontiac, died April 4, 2015 at 77 years of age. Beloved husband of Barbara for 58 years; loving father of Don Murphy Jr., Debbie (Dave) Wilson and Richard (Carol) Murphy; dearest grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 13. Survived by sisters Linda and Janet; preceded in death by his mother Juanita and brothers Felix, Bobby and Billy. Mr. Murphy retired from Gulf Oil after 32 years of service. He also worked for Sage International for many years. Don found his most enjoyable moments working on his classic cars and going to classic car shows with his sons. Funeral service 5:00 p.m. Wednesday April 8, 2015 at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON (8909 Dixie Hwy. Clarkston). Family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigan Kidney Foundation. To send a condolence please visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

John Beith

Died: Saturday, April 04, 2015
Age: 93
John W. Beith, of Lake Orion, passed away on April 4, 2015. He was 93.

Born on August 27, 1921, he was married to his beloved wife Alice Larraine Beith for 75 years.

Survived by his children John (Terri) Beith and William (Rhonda) Beith. Preceded in death by his daughter Joy Carter, son-in-law David Carter, daughter Jacqueline Beith, his parents William and Ethel Beith, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (who all originated from Pennsylvania).

John is also survived by grandchildren Beth (Wayne) Sutherby, Scott Carter, Shaun (Kelly) Carter, Robin Coomer, Shannon (Scott) Burns, Michael (Debbie) Beith, Cindy (Darrel) Crots, Lori (Lance) Olsen and Andy Beith; 21 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

John served in the United States Army during WWII and was a proud member of the VFW and American Legion Post 108.

He was the owner of Oxford Ceramic Tile for many years as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus and Christ the Redeemer Church in Lake Orion.

A funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors (39 W. Burdick) in Oxford was held on April 8. Father Joe Daily officiated and military honors followed at the conclusion of the service.

To leave an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com

Jimmy R. Eldridge Jr.

Died: Friday, April 03, 2015
Age: 45
Jimmy R. Eldridge, Jr.; age 45 of Oxford, passed away April 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Jimmy Eldridge and Peggy Fogarty. Jimmy was the loving husband of Robin (Smalley); father of Andrew, April (Mark) Rose of Virginia, and Nathan of Virginia; and grandfather of Ariana and William. He was the brother of Terrie (Sebastian) Rodriguez, Robert (Laura) and Adam; and stepson of Wayne and Lou Parsons and Ruth Thayer. He is also survived by three nephews, a niece and many cousins.

Jimmy was a former truck driver and loved to hunt and fish.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family.

Jimmy Eldridge

Died: Friday, April 03, 2015
Age: 45
Jimmy R. Eldridge, Jr., of Oxford, passed away on April 3, 2015. He was 45.

Eldridge was preceded in death by his parents Jimmy Eldridge and Peggy Fogarty.

He was the loving husband of Robin (Smalley) and father of Andrew, April (Mark) Rose, of Virginia, and Nathan, of Virginia.

Eldridge was the grandfather of Ariana and William; brother of Terrie (Sebastian) Rodriguez, Robert (Laura) and Adam. He was the stepson of Wayne and Lou Parsons and Ruth Thayer. Eldridge is also survived by three nephews, a niece and many cousins.

Eldridge was a former truck driver and loved to hunt and fish.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the Sparks Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family.

LAMAE I. HASTINGS

Died: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Age: 89
HASTINGS, LAMAE I. of Clarkston; April 2, 2015; age 89. Preceded in death by her husband Carleton F. and granddaughter Lana Kemler. Loving mother of Carole (Jim) Bell, Judy (John) Kemler and Robyn (Gerald) Worden. Step mother of Sharon (Edward) Mazze. Grandmother of Carri (Steven) Carril, Lisa Kemler, Mark (Jean) Leineke, Amie Bell, Mathew Leineke, Candy (Kevin) Lybecker and Thomas Mazze; great grandmother of 5. Funeral Service 11 am Monday, April 6, 2015 at the First Congregational Church 5449 Clarkston Rd. Clarkston where friends may visit Monday after 10 am. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
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