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Mary Bremer

Died: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Age: 77
Mary Bremer, a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was 77

She was born Mary Elizabeth Welch on May 12, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Russell and Betty (nee Bird) Welch. In 1957, she married her husband of nearly 49 years, the late Russell Bremer, spending the majority of their married lives as residents of Oxford, where they were long time members of the Oxford United Methodist Church.

Mary worked for many years as the book keeper for the Smith Silo Company and then later at the Bellairs station and garage.

Mary was well known in the community and until she moved from the area, she was very active in her church.

Mary loved her family and friends, as well as enjoying many hobbies, including sewing, knitting, scrap booking, collecting and baking, but was particularly known for her love of all things apples.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell and their daughter Mary Beth.

She is survived by her sister Linda, son Lee Bremer (Kim), daughter Amy Swanson (Carl) and her six grandchildren Matthew, Andrew, Brandon, Samantha, Jason and Amanda and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at Oxford United Methodist Church on Jan. 18.

Memorials may be sent to the Oxford United Methodist Church, Music Fund.

Donald Davenport

Died: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Age: 83
Donald “Red” Davenport, of Richardson, Texas, and a longtime resident of Oakland County, in God’s perfect timing, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was 83.

Don was born to Charles Curtis Davenport and Blanche (Beasley) Davenport on March 1, 1931 in Carrier Mills, Illinois. He was a Korean War combat veteran and military police officer in the United States Army.

Don would later become a firefighter for the City of Pontiac Fire Department from 1957-63.

His firefighting career was cut short by a disabling injury while in the line of duty.

In 1999, Don would retire as Chief of Security forWoodlands on Gilbert Lake after 20 years of dedicated service.

Don is survived byhis loving wife of 59 years Juanita (Neidrick) Davenport, their five children; Curtis (Elizabeth) Davenport, Lisa (Molly) Davenport, Mark (Darlene) Davenport, Jill (Tim) Davenport-Scott, and Wes (Victoria) Davenport; eight grandchildren; Michelle Davenport, Joshua Davenport, Nicholas Scott, Zachary Scott, Jack Scott, Katherine Scott, Kayla Scott, and Luke Scott; and eldest brother Eugene Davenport.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Aileen, Howard, Charles, Loren and James.

A Celebration Service of Don’s life will be held in Texas at a later date.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made in his honor to Disabled American Veterans, The Wounded Warrior Project, or a charity of your choice.

James J. Fenton

Died: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Age: 88
James J. Fenton, born June 24, 1926, passed away on January 11, 2015. James was the beloved husband of the late Shirley of 55 years; dear father of

Suzanne (Paul) Mullins of Ortonville, and Mike (Susan) Fenton of Fenton. Granddad to Jim, John, Jason, Casey, Michael, Sarah and has11 great grand children.

Mr. Fenton was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked and retired from Pontiac Motors.

Memorial service: January 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Sparks Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm. www.sparksgriffin.com.

Donald Davenport

Died: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Age: 83
Donald “Red” Davenport; age 83; of Richardson, TX and longtime resident of Oakland County; in God’s perfect timing, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Don was born to Charles Curtis Davenport and Blanche (Beasley) Davenport on March 1, 1931 in Carrier Mills, IL.

Donald was a Korean War Combat Veteran and Military Police Officer in the United States Army. Don would later become a firefighter for the City of Pontiac Fire Department from 1957-1963. His firefighting career was cut short by a disabling injury in the line of duty.

In 1999, Don retired as Chief of Security for Woodlands on Gilbert Lake after 20 years of service.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Juanita (Neidrick) Davenport, their five children; Curtis (Elizabeth) Davenport, Lisa (Molly) Davenport, Mark (Darlene) Davenport, Jill (Tim) Davenport-Scott, and Wes (Victoria) Davenport; eight grandchildren; Michelle Davenport, Joshua Davenport, Nicholas Scott, Zachary Scott, Jack Scott, Katherine Scott, Kayla Scott, and Luke Scott; and eldest brother Eugene Davenport. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Aileen, Howard, Charles, Loren, and James.

A Celebration Service of Don’s life will be held in Texas at a later date. The family has requested memorial contributions be made in his honor to Disabled American Veterans, The Wounded Warrior Project, or a charity of your choice.

Lois A. CENTILLI, (Micek)

Died: Friday, January 09, 2015
Age: 90
CENTILLI, Lois A. (Micek) of Clarkston and Waterford; January 9, 2015; age 90; preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Sidney; mother of Dr. Barbara (Earl “Skip”) Laboissonniere, Kathleen (Dr. Doug) Cook, Kristine (James) Jacques, Diane Centilli and Sharon Centilli; Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; sister of Judd Micek, Edward Micek, Shirley (Micek) Edholm, Joseph Micek, Barbara (Micek) Frost, Merle (Micek) Andrusko and Judy (Micek) Ouellette. Lois was a Registered Nurse in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit of Pontiac General Hospital for many years. She and her husband were founding members of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish where Lois was an active member of the Ladies’ Rosary Altar Society/Guild. In addition, she served as a Girl Scout Leader and Director of the Clarkston Girl Scout Summer Camps. She also was active in the Knights of Columbus auxiliary, the Columbiettes. For the last three years of her life, Lois produced thousands of handmade rosaries for Catholic international missions, the U. S. Military and Veteran’s Administration Hospitals. Rosary Service Monday 7:00 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 4-9 pm. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Gladys Iona Stewart

Died: Friday, January 09, 2015
Age: 91
Gladys Stewart of Ortonville was born August 29, 1923 in McMinnville, Tennessee to the late David and Alice (nee: Williams) Streetman. She is survived by two children, James (Elena) Stewart and Karen (Rich) Wimble; five grandchildren, Melissa (Francisco) Aguirre, James Stewart, Jennifer (Jeremy) Kempken, Jeffrey (Erika) Wimble and Jamie (Heath) Sachs; seven brothers, Harvey, James, John, Kenneth, Raymond, Charles and Gary Streetman; four sisters, Evelyn Hawkins, Doris Michels, Norma Bunch and Janet Privett; also survived by 6 great grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Stewart. Mrs. Stewart retired from Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Co. Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assn. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Cory1 Coupanger

Died: Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Age: 17
Cory William Coupanger passed away on January 7, 2015. He was 17.

Cory was a special child and so were the people in his life.

A special thank you to the teachers, therapists, bus drivers, and a huge circle of friends who helped Cory and us. You all showed you cared about Cory and our family. Thank you for all of your kindness over the years.

Cory is survived by his parents, Doug and Susan Coupanger; his brother, Connor Coupanger; his sister, Cassidy Coupanger; his grandmothers, RoseAnn Crotsley and Pat Coupanger, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home in Fayetteville, Geogia. The visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342.

Visit www.giving.choa.org for more information.

Thomas J. Davis

Died: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Age: 55
Thomas of Ortonville was born June 1, 1959 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Thomas Jefferson and Constance June (nee: May) Davis. He is survived by his four children, Andrew (Ashleigh), Corey, Corbin and Sarah Davis; one grandson, Michael Davis. Tom was a member of AA. He was a 1977 graduate of Waterford Twp. High School and graduated in 1981 from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 9, 2015 at Goodrich United Methodist Church (8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich). Family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE and after 12 noon on Friday at the church. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries

Ralph Edward McMahon

Died: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Age: 91
Ralph Edward McMahon of Goodrich died Jan. 6, 2015.

He was 91.

Born May 27, 1923 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Dewey Charles and Ruth (nee: Handyside) McMahon. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Maxine McMahon, whom he married on April 14, 1951 in Ohio; four children, Stephen (Bettina) McMahon, Timothy McMahon, Diane (Craig) Patenaude and Mark (Leanne) McMahon; one sister, Betty Lively; two brothers, George (Mary) McMahon and Jim (Ruth) McMahon; also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Burton VFW #2777. He attended Hadley Community Church, 3638 Hadley Road, where his funeral service was to be held at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 10. Pastor Wally Rose officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hadley. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadley Community Church Missions. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Gary Bishop

Died: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Age: 70
Gary Norman Bishop, of Oxford, passed away on January 6, 2015. He was 70.

Beloved husband of 47 years to Pat Bishop; loving father of Cami Grove (Rob Begosa), Christopher (Janine) Bishop, and Aron (Sharus) Bishop; devoted grandfather of Jakob, Adeline, Elyse, Kenadie, Evelyn and Tenley; and caring brother of Judy, Mindy and Cindy.

A memorial service took place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors in Oxford on Jan. 12 A memorial visitation

Memorials in memory of Gary may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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