Jacob Michael Fischer, age 2 of Holly died Mon. Oct. 22, 2007 at home. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor Hank Messing officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Thursday. Jacob was born in Grand Blanc on October 20, 2005 the beloved son of Eric and Samantha (Scott) Fischer. He is survived by his parents Eric and Samantha Fischer; grandparents Nancy Fischer, Marv and Julie Scott, and Jim and Pam Smith; great-grandmother Valerie Peabody; and special friend Jonnie Clemmer. Memorials donations may be made to the Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor or Holly Area Schools - Special Services.
Joseph W. Armstead, age 52 of Holly died Fri. Oct. 19, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tues. Oct. 23, 2007 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor Ed Pedley officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Sun. and Mon. Mr. Armstead was born in Bad Axe on Aug. 14, 1955 the son of Joseph and Bernice (Profit) Armstead. He was retired from AT&T. Surviving are his wife Debbie; 2 children, Jamie (Chris) Adler of Holly and Joe (Crystal) Armstead III of Vernon; 4 grandchildren, Kaeden and Landen Adler and Makayla and Emma Armstead; parents Joe and Bernie Armstead of AZ; sister Jan (Dave) Passmore of Clarkston; brother John (Linda) Armstead of Holly; and sister Jill (Dick) Winglemire of Holly; and his beloved dogs Willie and Spike. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Carl F. Meng, age 86 formerly of AuGres and Drayton Plains died Sat. Oct. 6, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, Oct. 12, 2007 at the First Baptist Church of Holly with Pastor Howard Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Thursday at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Mr. Meng was born in Detroit on Dec. 12, 1920 the son of Frederick and Caroline (Bruner) Meng. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army. He was retired from GM Pontiac Motors. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eusebia; son Mike Meng; sister Barbara Nasin; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Holly.
Ernest A. Garant, age 82 of Holly died Mon. Oct. 1, 2007 at Genesys Heath Park. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Fri. Oct. 5, 2007 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor Ed Pedley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Fenton. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Wed. and Thurs. Mr. Garant was born in Flint on Sept. 20, 1925 the son of Alexander and Agnes (LaLonde) Garant. He lived most of his life in Holly and worked at the G.M. Ternstedt Plant, retiring in 1983. He was a polio survivor and the past few years was confined to a wheelchair. He was an inspiration to all of us in teaching us that you can overcome any hardship and live your life as if you had no disability. Most people did not notice that he had one. He managed Holly Little League teams, taught archery to 4-H groups, and repaired lawn mowers. He enjoyed bowling, and hunting and fishing trips. He especially loved vacationing with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy; his 4 children, Kathy (Bill) Brody, Bill Garant, Norm (Debbie) Garant, and Lorraine (Paul) Bauer, and Ken Walker; 12 grandchildren, Kenny, Crystal, Robert, Brian, George, Holly, Lane, Steven, Vincent, Steffen, Brandi, and Brianna; 9 great-grandchildren, Logan, Drake, Caitlyn, Kora, Devan, Dylan, Alexandria, Juliana, and Emma Grace; 2 sisters Delores Winningham and Leah Allard. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters Lucille, Rosie, and Edna; 4 brothers, Richard, Andrew, Leonard (John), and William; and niece Sandrea Walker. Memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes or the American Cancer Society.
Everett J. Cummings, age 92, of Holly died Fri. Sept. 28, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Mon. Oct. 1, 2007 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor Bob Trimball officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Holly. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Sunday. Mr. Cummings was born in Buncombe, IL on Feb. 12, 1915 the son of William and Eva (Sabina) Cummings. He was a real estate broker in the Union Lake area for many years. He was a former member of the Pontiac Eagles and the Tee Creek Hunt Club, and was an avid golfer and hunter. Surviving are his daughter Connie (George) Fagan of Holly; 6 grandchildren, Donald Cummings of Highland, Lori Potter-Hyatt of Warren, David Cummings of Waterford, Danny Fagan of Holly, Kelly Roos of Grand Blanc, and Terri Sand of Holly; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Donald Cummings and his wife Dorothy. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Mildred L. Scott, age 92 of Holly died Sun. Sept. 23, 2007 at home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thurs. Sept. 27, 2007 at the Great Lakes Baptist Church of Holly. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Holly. Visitation will be from 7-9 PM Tues. and from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Wed. at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Mrs. Scott was born in Troy on Jan. 30, 1915 the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Poole) Stumpf. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and was active in Child Evangelism Fellowship and was a member of the Great Lakes Baptist Church of Holly. Surviving are 2 sons, Nelson G. (Kathy) Scott of Byron, Carl (Karol) Scott of Pontiac; daughter Kathryn (Dale) Hartman; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Nelson C. Scott. Memorials may be made to the Great Lakes Baptist Church of Holly or the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Flint.
Eliza Stewart, age 87 of Davisburg died Sat. Sept. 22, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wed. Sept. 26, 2007 at the Davisburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Seitz and Dr. Harry Carr officiating. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Beverly Hills. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Mon. and 2-9 PM Tues. and an Eastern Star Memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Tues. at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Mrs. Stewart was born in Girdler, KY on June 27, 1920 the daughter of John and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Barnes) Messer. She was a member of the Shalom Baptist Church of Orion and was member of the Austin-Electa Chapter #396 O.E.S. She is survived by 3 children, Frances (the late Noah) Carnes of Kinross, Oscar (Geraldine) Stewart of Pinckney, and Sherry (Timothy) McLaughlin of Davisburg; grandchildren, Marlene Boone, John Carnes, Kimberly Kozarian, Donna Reid, Travis McLaughlin, and Dillon McLaughlin; 16 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John C. Stewart "the Egg Man" and grandchildren Darlene Zaborowski and Dawn DeCare. Memorial donations may be made to the Davisburg United Methodist Church.
Donald "Scott" Haller, age 51 of Holly died Wed. Sept. 19, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Sat. Sept. 22, 2007 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor Dean Dumbrille officiating. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Friday. Mr. Haller was born in Detroit on May 27, 1956 the son of the late Donald and Carolyn (Wagner) Haller. He was an employee of General Motors with 31 years of service. He is survived by his wife Cheryl; 3 children, Rachel Haller of Fenton, Brian (April) Haller with the US Marine Corp, and Kyle Haller of Holly; sister Debbie (David) Sutter of Ferndale; brother, Tim (Julie) Haller of Davisburg, Ron (Yonnie) Haller of Holly, Jim (Tina) Haller of Linden, and Todd (Denise) Haller of Linden; mother and father-in-law Eva and Dale Weber; and his beloved dogs Holly and Elvis. Memorials may be made to Genesys Hospice.
Sharon K. Range , age 54 of Holly went home to be with the Lord on Mon. Sept. 10, 2007. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wed. Sept. 12, 2007 at the Free Will Baptist Church, 4804 White Lake Rd., White Lake, MI 48386, with Pastor Michael Hill officiating. Mrs. Range was born in Kentucky on June 14, 1953 the daughter of Denver and Emma Jean (Witt) Dean. She is survived by her husband Tom; 3 children, Heidi Lalone, Tommy Range, and Shirley Stajkowski; 9 grandchildren; and sister Sheila (Rick) Thomas. She was preceded in death by her brother Dennis Dean. Memorial donations may be given to the family. Arrangements by Dryer Funeral Home.
Seeley Tinsman, age 95 of Holly died Fri. Sept. 7, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Mon. Sept. 10, 2007 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor M. Jean Love officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Holly. Visitation will be from 2-9 P.M. Sunday. Mr. Tinsman was born in Holly on Dec. 22, 1911 the son of Leo and Marie (Everts Smith).Tinsman. He married Ethel Giles of Holly on July 12, 1936. He was class Treasurer of the Holly High School Class of 1928. He was a full time farmer for many years and he worked for the Federal Government Farm Program where he measured every farm and field in Holly Township. He was a loan inspector and performance supervisor in the Farm Program of Oakland County until he was appointed Supervisor of Holly Township on July 1, 1958. He was reelected every election until resigning on June 30, 1979. He also served on the Oakland County Board of Supervisors from 1958 thru 1968. He was a charter member of the Holly High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He played baseball until nearly everyone went to WWII. He also played softball. Mr. Tinsman was one of the founders of the Holly Little League and was a Little League Manager for many years. After retiring as Holly Twp. Supervisor, he spent most of his time in Florida. Surviving are 2 daughters Janice Mae (Gordon) Johnson and Betty Ann ( Richard) Messel; 7 grandchildren, William (Jane) Angus, Daniel (Alice) Johnson, Laurie (Randy) Olson, Carol (Jerry) Deren, Patricia (Todd) Hamilton, Michael (Dolores) Angus, and Linda (Randy) Hankins; 7 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1great-great-grandchild; 3 step-great-great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel and son Robert Tinsman. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.