Linda VanDerGraaf, 55

Linda Wilfong VanDerGraaf, a beloved wife, mother, and childcare director who lived life with purpose to serve God and love all unconditionally, passed away on October 14 from metastatic breast cancer. Linda fought for two and a half years until her liver could not take the chemotherapy anymore. At her bedside was her husband Jon […]

Nancy Pais, 88

Nancy Ellen Pais of Oxford and Boca Grande, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2022. At the time of her passing she found comfort in being at her beloved farm in Oxford, surrounded by the people and the gardens that she so treasured. The daughter of Tom and Ellen Bateman, Nancy was […]

James Dunn, 58

 Oxford resident James Earl Dunn died on October 23, 2022. He was 58. James was born on November 9, 1963 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late James P. and Judith Kay (nee: Broecker) Dunn. He is survived by one son, Korie Gillay; one brother, Darryl Dunn; one sister, Melinda Dunn. James was a self-employed brick […]

Geraldine Willobee, 93

 Former Oxford resident Geraldine (Geri) Ellen (Richards) Willobee passed away peacefully at the young age of 93, on Oct. 5, 2022. Born in Grand Blanc on Sept. 4, 1929. Geri spent most of her adult life in Oxford and then, St. Helen. Affectionately known as the Euchre Queen, she missed her Euchre King, Russ Willobee […]

Ralph Patterson, 89

 Former Oxford resident Ralph Patterson passed away peacefully on October 8, 2022. Ralph had been residing in Fort Myers, Florida, since 1998, where he moved with his wife, Jeannie Patterson (Forbes) who passed on July 7, 2014. Ralph worked for the Lake Orion School System for over 25 years, until his retirement in 1994.  After […]

Linda Hickmott, 74

Linda Hickmott, 74 Former Oxford resident Linda Lee Hickmott, age 74, of Columbiaville, unexpectedly went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 6, 2022. Linda was born November 9, 1947 in Pontiac to the late Ralph “Bud” and Beryle Hickmott. She grew up on “Willow Hill Farm” on Noble Road in Oxford. Linda […]

Edmund Kenny, III, 39

 Edmund Joseph Kenny III (Eddie), age 39, gained his angel wings peacefully on September 27, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. Eddie was born on June 21, 1983 in Rochester Hills to Blanche Warfield-Kenny and Edmund Kenny Jr. After graduating from Oxford High School in 2002, Eddie went to trade school where he learned […]

Toni Powelson, 73

Toni Powelson, loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandma and loyal friend, died September, 25, 2022. She was 73.  Born on February 17, 1949, in Detroit, to her loving parents, Tillie and Dominic Filippis, she graduated from Pershing High School. She was a tireless worker, always balancing work and family and making everyone she met feel […]

Merle Whittaker, 85

 Merle Lloyd Whittaker, 85 of Oxford, passed away September 21, 2022.  Beloved husband of Alta (Barker) for 62 years; loving father of Michele (Gary) Skelton and Theresa (the late Scott) Post; dear Papa of Sandra (James) McCabe, Sarah Skelton, Melissa Skelton, and Lydia Post.  Preceded in death by his brother, Milton (Betty) Whittaker, his brothers […]

Denise Knowlton, 73

We are sad to announce the passing of Denise “Dee” Knowlton. She died at the age of 73. Denise was a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was born to Cornelius and Veronica Michaels in Highland Park, Michigan. Denise attended Cass City High School, Oakland Community College, and Oakland University where she studied business. Denise […]