Donne Mae (Miller) Emmons, age 58, of Holly formerly of Ortonville was returned to the Lord on Mon., Jan. 19, 2009. She was a strong woman who beat all odds without a complaint. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at Greater Harvest Church located at G10401 Fenton Rd., Fenton, MI. Donna is the beloved mother of Deana Farley of Grand Blanc, Carrie Emmons of Holly, Curtis Emmons of Ortonville; loving grandmother of Nathaniel (Grandma's right hand man), Abigail, Vesley, Heather, Charles, and Dylan. She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Delores Miller and her sister Catherine Johnson. She was also the loving sister of Daniel (Jo) Miller of Ortonville, Neal (Tona) Miller of Metamora, Bonnie (Edward) Reid of Holly, Randee (Joe) Bisaha of Grand Blanc and Alan (Helle) Miller of CO. Donna will be respected, remembered and admired for her tremendous strength throughout her life. She will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family.
Janice E. Beck, age 72 died Mon. Jan. 19, 2009. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Visitation will be from 11 AM - 1 PM Friday. Mrs. Beck was born in Detroit on June 9, 1936 the daughter of Andrew and Evelyn (Schultz) Floer. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. Surviving are 3 children Gary (Kathy) Beck of Holly, Debbie (Toby Fox) Beck of Grand Blanc, and Lorri Beck of Waterford; 1 granddaughter Amber (Brian) McCloud of Fenton; and 2 great grandchildren, Cameron and Ethan McCloud. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Ronald A. Floer. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Michigan.
Mary Edna Batschelet, age 92 of Holly died Wed. Jan. 14, 2009 at home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Sat. Jan. 17, 2009 at St. Rita Catholic Church of Holly with Father David Blazek, Celebrant. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Holly. Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 PM Thurs. and Fri. at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Mrs. Batschelet was born in Missouri on July 9, 1916 the daughter of Edward and Mary Bergman. She loved baking, knitting, and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. She is survived by 3 daughters, Sue (Bill) Turner of Holly, Joyce (Ralph) Cleaver of Holly, and Cherryl LeBaron of Grand Blanc; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence in 1986. Memorials may be made to St. Rita Catholic Church.
Shirley A. Martin, age 79 of Holly died Wed. Jan. 7, 2009 at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Friday. Mrs. Martin was born on Oct. 8. 1929 the daughter of Russell and Grace (Edmondson) Joslin. She retired from Citizen's Bank in 1986. Surviving are 2 children, Norm (Lois) Martin of Holly and Kimberly Martin of Holly; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Guy) Cornell, Eric Martin, Matthew Irwin, Michelle Irwin, Nick Elsner, and Elizabeth Elsner; 6 great-grandchildren; step-sister JoAnn Treat of CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond O. Martin and her son Gary Martin. Memorial donations may be given to the family. www.dryerfuneralhomeholly.
Elizabeth (Betty) Turner Fox of Lincoln, Michigan, formerly of Holly, died peacefully on the morning of January 4 th, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M.Thursday, January 8, 2008 at the Holly Presbyterian Church, Holly, Michigan with Pastor Randy Cullen officiating.Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 PM Wed. at the dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Dr. Victor Fox; three children, Bruce (Linda) Fox of IL, Donald (Sandra) Fox of TN, and Margaret Koepke of MA; six grandchildren; and sister Margret Gallop of CA. Donations may be made in Elizabeth�s honor to Spruce Presbyterian Church, Spruce, Michigan or Hospice of NE Michigan. A memorial service will be held at Spruce Presbyterian Church at a time to be announced later.
Pauline H. Wilson Cumbus, 1932-2008, age 76, of Holly passed Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. Surviving are her husband William Cumbus; children, daughter Linda Gilmore of Holly, son Rick (Heidi) Wilson of Holly, and daughter Sandra Thompson of Linden; step-children Kenny Cumbus and Justin Cumbus; grandchildren, Kirk (Amanda) Beelby of Holly, Justin and Jana Thompson of Linden, [removed] and Emily Reed; great-grandchildren, Derek and Jason Beelby and baby Rozzalind. Arrangements by Dryer Funeral Home, Holly.
Shirley A. Butts, age 71 of Holly died Mon. Dec. 29, 2008 at home. She was born in Holly on Aug. 8, 1937 the daughter of the late Fred M. and Helen M. (Oren) Johnson. She was the beloved wife of the late Glen Butts; loving mother of 10 children, Bill (Shirley) Butts Linn (John) Echoff, Leonard (Lynda) Butts, Jeff Butts, Joe (Ruth) Butts, Jody (Dave) Piscopink, Marje VanWagoner, Melissa Butts, Carrie Butts, David (Leslie) Butts, and Lisa (Dale) Ferrow; sister of Marjorie (Robert) Grooters and the late Bruce R. Johnson; 29 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A gathering celebrating her life will be held in July. Memorial donations may be made to the Holly Kiwanis Club.
Arlene E. Kahn, age 77 of Davisburg died Sun. Dec. 28, 2008. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tues. Dec. 30, 2008 at St. Rita Catholic Church of Holly with Father David Blazek officiating. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Visitation will be from 3-9 PM and a Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM Monday at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Mrs. Kahn was born in Detroit on July 9, 1931 the daughter of Theodore and Wanda (Lietke) Korff. She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. She is survived by her 4 children, Michael (Maria) Kahn of Waterford, Eugene (Lori) Kahn Jr. of Davisburg, Karen (Dean) Kahn of Davisburg, and Mark (Kathy) Kahn of Davisburg; 11 grandchildren; brothers Manfred (Doreen) Korff of Romeo and Ronald Korff of Davisburg; brother-in-law Delbert (Cathy) Kahn of PA; 2 sisters-in-law Geraldine (George) Hood of Farmington Hills and Beverly (Walter) Cygan of Shelby Twp. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Kahn Sr. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Alphonse Markulicz, age 79 of Caseville, died Dec. 26, 2008. Beloved husband of Beverley; dear father of Michael (Lana), Joseph C., Jean (Martin) DeVries; grandfather of Clay and Jack DeVries; brother of Joseph E. Markulicz, Jennie Kosa, and the late Dorothy Edwards. Funeral Mass 11 AM, Tues. Dec. 30, St. Rita Catholic Church of Holly. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Port Austin. Visitation 2-9 PM Mon. Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Memorials to American Heart Assoc.
Raymond E. Preston, age 80 of Holly died Fri. Dec. 19, 2008 in Orlando, FL. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Mon. Dec. 29, 2008 at St. Rita Catholic Church of Holly with Father David Blazek, Celebrant. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Holly with military honors under the auspices of Hulet-Bravender Post #5587 VFW and Amel Schwartz Post #149 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2-9 PM Sunday at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Mr. Preston was born in Flint on Nov. 8, 1928. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Army. He was retired from Fisher Body Grand Blanc and was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. He had spent his winters in Clermont Florida for the past 17 years. He is survived by 2 sons, David (Sharon) Preston of Holly and Craig (Diane) Preston of Grand Blanc; 4 grandchildren, Mark (Samantha) Preston, Christopher (Breanne) Preston, Natalie (Glenn Sapelak) Preston, and Kyle Preston; 3 great-grandchildren, Logan, Noah, and Ethan. He was preceded in death by his wives Mary Ann and Barbara (White). Memorial donations may be made to Village of Holly Fire Dept. or the Flint Bowman's Club.
Michael C. Mitchell, age 47 of Holly died Mon. Dec. 15, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Fri. Dec. 19, 2008 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly with Pastor Jim Combs officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Holly. Visitation will be from 2-9 PM Thursday. Mr. Mitchell was born on Feb. 15, 1961 the son of Glenn Robert and Arlyne (Diss) Mitchell. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Surviving are his mother Arlyne Gould of Holly; fiancee Anna; 4 brothers, Glenn Robert (Jessica) Mitchell of CA, Larry (Kathy) Mitchell of Commerce Twp., Kevin Mitchell of Holly, and John (Tammy) Booten; 2 nieces Shauna Mitchell and Alyssa Booten; nephew Chase Booten; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial donations may be given to the family.
Lillian Janken Drozdowski, age 89, of Clarkston, Michigan died peacefully on December 11, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Zigmund Drozdowski, loving mother of the late Janice (Joe) Marra and Gary (Elizabeth) Drozdowski, grandmother of Joseph Marra.
Pre-deceased by her cherished sisters Eleanor, Peggy, and Elsie.Thank you, Lillian, for all the joy you brought to every life you touched.