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James Hedrick Ashley

Died: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Age: 54
ASHLEY, JAMES HEDRICK; died on March 4, 2014; survived by his wife Leslie; sons Nick, Ben (Rachel) and Jordan; granddaughter Shannon; mother Sue; sister Edna; brothers Mike, Tom and Carl; and countless others whose lives he had a profound impact on through his kindness and generosity. He was preceded in death by his father Grady Ashley. Hedrick, (as he was known by most who knew him) was the type of man that made an impact in your life whether you had known him for 20 seconds or 20 years. He always made sure you knew exactly where you stood with him. If he didn’t like something you did he was quick to let you know but he was even quicker to let you know when you had done well. Hedrick worked at General Motors for 24 years, was a H.O.G. member, Waterford Chapter, a member of the Patriot Riders, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 - 1981. After his time in the Marines he came home to Michigan to marry the love of his life Leslie (though he never actually proposed), they had 40 years together and the kind of love for each other and their family that others only dream of. They had 3 sons, Nick, Ben, and Jordan and they raised them the best they knew how. Even though sometimes lessons had to be learned the hard way the boys never had to wonder if they were loved or if their parents were proud of them; they were told daily (sometimes to exhaustion). Hedrick also had a 6 year old granddaughter and if you ask her, he was the greatest Grampee in the world. He worked midnights so that he could spend as much time with her as possible. She would never let him skip their breakfast together when he got home in the morning or milk and cookies and a piggy back ride to bed before he left for work (not that he would have missed it for the world). He will be greatly missed by a great deal of people. He was the rock for so many to lean on. We will carry on, continue to live our lives as he would want us to, and continue to make him proud. We miss him more than words can say. If I turn out to be half the man that he was, I'd say I did alright. We love you, Dad; we'll see you again someday. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion. Inurnment (May 2014) Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leslie Ashley for Shannon’s Education Fund. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting

Thomas Daniel KELL

Died: Sunday, March 02, 2014
Age: 65
KELL, Thomas Daniel; “Danny”; of Oxford; formerly of Clarkston; March 2, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer; age 65; loving husband of Sandy; devoted father of Patrick (Michelle) Rouse, Shannon (Justin) Hanson, Nicole (James) England, Ryan Kell and Stephanie Flanagin; adored papa of Isabel, Samantha, Riayn, Preslea, Daniel, Kennedy, Nathan, Addyson, Emma & Thomas; brother of Brenda (Rod) Dosch, Linda Tucker, Vicky (Gary) Spivy, Curt (Linda) Kell & Debbie (the late Tony) Smith; preceded in death by his parents Porter & Dorothy; son in law of Rosa (the late LaRue) Collier; also survived by many nieces & nephews; Danny graduated from Pontiac Northern and was a State Champ wrestler. He served as a Green Beret in the Special Forces during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from General Motors and was a respected UAW Local 594 Zone Man/Committee Man. Danny was a faithful deacon at Mt. Zion Church. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Thursday 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Church. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery; Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Online guestbook

George Matthew Miller

Died: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Age: 71
George Miller of Ortonville was born September 23, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Ray and Catherine (nee: Foran) Miller. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra Miller; 4 children, Jeff Miller, Craig Miller, Jessica Parks and Dawn Goodnight; 4 grandchildren, Gavin, Katlyn, Cody and Ethan; 1 sister, Doris Kline; he was preceded in death by his son, Tony Miller and brother, Ray Miller. George was retired from Chrysler and was a member of the UAW #869. He was veteran of the U.S. Army-Vietnam and was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders and the HOG’s-Waterford Chapter. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Interment will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Pastor David Gerber officiating. Family will receive friends on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assn. or American Diabetes Assn. To send a condolence to the family go to

Betty May Serena RICHARD (Olson)

Died: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Age: 86
RICHARD (Olson), Betty May Serena; of Clarkston; born and raised in Detroit; February 25, 2014; 86; she was the daughter of Elmer and Jane (Kittleson) Olson; preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Vincent “Bill”; mother of Mark (Carol) Richard, Jane Jones, Gail (Milan Mueller), Eric (Cindy) Richard and Ruth (Terry) Dressler; grandma of Adam (Michelle) Richard, Todd Richard, Sara (Jon) Ableson, Dana Jones, Serena & Sally Mueller, Sara, Allie & Marissa Richard; sister of Dick Olson; preceded in death by her siblings: Bob Olson, Mary Jane Olson and Jack Olson; also survived by several nieces, nephews, in laws and dear friends; Betty met her husband while she was working in the War Crimes Dept. at the Pentagon during WWII. She was a talented athlete, playground supervisor at Clarkston Elementary and Clarkston Jr. High, and enjoyed performing at the Clarkston Village Players. She was a member at Clarkston United Methodist Church; Memorial gathering Saturday, March 8th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston; Memorials may be made to Clarkston United Methodist Church, Salvation Army or Desert Angels.

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Died: Monday, February 24, 2014
Age: 75
BAKER, NOREEN, K. of Clarkston, February 24, 2014 at 75 years of age. Loving wife of Jerry for 55 years; dearest mother of Nancee (Skip) Mooney, Greg Baker, Julie (Lyle) Eldred and Todd Baker; grandmother of Kelli, Ryan, Trisha, Fallon and Gaige; great grandmother of Madison, Dylan, and Rielynne. Noreen retired from Genisys/T&C Federal Credit Union in 2000 after 15 years of service. She loved riding on the back of Jerry’s Harley and made many trips to Sturgis, SD. Most important she loved and enjoyed her family. Family received friends Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 3-7 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME. Memorials may be made to Michigan Parkinson Foundation or Michael J. Fox Foundation. To send a condolence, go to

Stephen Craig MOULTRUP

Died: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Age: 59
MOULTRUP, Stephen Craig; of Clarkston, age 59; died suddenly Sunday, February 23, 2014 from a brain hemorrhage. Left to cherish his memory are children Ryan (Samantha LaValley) of Clarkston, Lexi (Dave) Sundquist of Texas, Grace and Benjamin Moultrup at home. Beloved brother of the late Susan (Ken) Whitenton, Michael Moultrup of Clarkston, Jane (George Voulgaris) Clover of Hessel, Kathy (Jim) Willoughby of Clarkston, Dr. Diane (Jack) Condit of Maryland, Ruth (the late Steve) Lohff of Cedarville, Barbara (Corky) Goss of Syracuse, N.Y. Also survived by two devoted former wives Leah Reeves and Heather Moultrup. Dear uncle to many special nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents George and Nancy Moultrup. Steve was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Waterford Kettering High School in 1973. He attended Michigan State University, graduating with a degree in Political Science. He received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1987 and had an independent legal practice for many years. Steve was a devoted father and loved spending time with his children. He was a wonderful brother and friend, always available to lend a helping hand. He gave freely of himself to those he loved, and was always there to listen and not judge. Talking with Steve always left you feeling better. Steve was a compassionate, generous and kind man who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be Friday 4-8 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Saturday 5:30 pm at the funeral home with Rev. James Bolin officiating. Family will receive friends Saturday 4:30 pm until time of the service. Private Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Online guestbook


Died: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Age: 79
PRYOMSKI, Zane M.; of Clarkston; February 22, 2014; age 79; husband of Sora; Father of Gary (Kristi), Dr. Michael (Pam) and Laurie (Ranjit) Mugve; Grandfather of Ryan, Danna, Nicholas, Ross, Robert, Neal and Nikhil; Brother of Daniel Pryomski. Zane graduated from Clarkston High in 1953. He retired from General Motors after 30 years as a Tinsmith. Zane loved spending time with his grandchildren on Pontiac Lake. Memorial Service Saturday 3 pm at the Lewis E .Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 2pm until the time of service. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Humane Society. Online guestbook


Died: Friday, February 21, 2014
Age: 88
PARTLO, Edith M. of Clarkston; February 21, 2014; age 88; preceded in death by her husband George and siblings Victor, James, and Dorothy McCrea. Loving mother of David, Stephen, Timothy and Joel Partlo; proud grandma of Amber (Christopher) Singleton, Ashley (Benjamin) Irwin, Meagan Carver and Abigail Krug; great grandma of Ryker Irwin; dear sister of Sarah “Reta” Bell. Edith emigrated from Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1952. She worked as an LPN for many years. Edith was very devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. Memorials may be made to the U.S.O. Private arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook

Glennis R. MIRACLE

Died: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Age: 65
MIRACLE, Glennis R.; “Glenn”; of Ortonville; unexpectedly February 17, 2014; age 65; husband of Judy for 44 years; father of Jeanette (Brian) Leshan, Julie (Matthew) Joneson, Christine (Ryan) Sharber, Keith Miracle, Anne (Jamie) Dalton and Douglas Miracle; preceded in death by his parents Glen and Gertrude Miracle and sons Brian & Joseph; also survived by 8 grandchildren; brother of Linda (John) Howe, Darlene (Johnny) Bridges, Frances (Richard) McClelland, Larry (Kim) Miracle and Donna (Gene) Wood; Son in law of Roger and Mary Weeks. Glenn graduated from Clarkston High School Class of 1966. Glenn retired from General Motors after 42 years as a Millwright. Friends may visit Monday 3-8 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11 am at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Desert Angels or the Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club. Online guestbook


Died: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Age: 71
BENNETT, Paul F. of Clarkston; suddenly February 19, 2014; age 71; husband of Marjorie for 50 years; father of Joshua Bennett; brother of John Bennett and Harold (Susan) Bennett. Paul graduated from Clarkston High School and was active with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed being owner of Woodworkers Network and was self-employed for 50 years as a woodworker, furniture maker and wood turner. Memorial Visitation Friday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. Online guestbook
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