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OBITUARIES

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that we've lost in our community. We have a list of resources that may be able to help you during the grieving process. They are posted in the right column of this page.

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Marjorie May Hudson, 87, of Owosso, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Pleasant View. Burial has taken place in Yerian Cemetery and there will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. WatkinsFuneralHomes.com


Frankie Jeanette Lorencz, 51, of Owosso, passed away at her home on Monday, April 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12-noon at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Corunna Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. 

Frankie was born on December 29, 1966 in Bloomingdale, Michigan to Frank George McNeal and Jacqueline Jeanette Voss. She graduated from Owosso High School in the class of 1985 and attended Baker College and earned an associates degree. Frankie loved to bake, make chocolates, and spoil her nieces and nephew. 

Frankie is survived by her mother; Jacqueline (Tim Sr.) Selbig, her grandmother; Mildred Palmer, her brother; Theodore Worthington, her aunt; Linda (Gary) Hudson, her uncle; Spencer (Julie) Bacon, and her nieces and nephew; Breanna, Jolie, and Theodore Jr. Worthington. 

Frankie was preceded in death by her father, Frank, grandma and grandpa McNeal, step-brother, Timothy Selbig Jr., her aunts; Terri Voss, Lucky Voss, and Susan Bacon, also, her uncles, Van Voss, and Ben Voss. 

Memorial contributions in Frankie's name are suggested to the family for future designation. 


Richard M. Twomley age 82 of Durand, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2415 Bagley St. Flint, Michigan 48504. Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to mass. Arrangements through Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel of Owosso. Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com


Joan Alice Melzow, 95, of Owosso, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. A visitation with the family in memory of Joan will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-8pm at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church in Owosso. 

Joan was born on February 13, 1923 in Flint, Michigan the only child of the late Harry B. and Nellie M. (Collard) Dillon. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw and earned a Bachelors degree in education from Central Michigan University. On June 6, 1945 she married Leroy W. Melzow in Saginaw and together raised four daughters. 

Joan was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, she was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Shiawassee Historical Society, the Shiawassee Arts Center, and she also played many years for the Shiawassee Chamber Orchestra. 

Joan is survived by her four daughters; Martha (Gerry), Peggy, Mary (Dave), and Sally. Her grandchildren; Kristin (Brett), Brian (Michelle), Sean (Jamie), Sarah (Joe), Matt, step-grandson, David, and her great-grandchildren; Christopher, Kyle, Reece, and Max. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Leroy, her parents, and son in-laws; Steve and Mike.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Melzow's name are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Cancer Society.  

Online condolences can be shared with the family at WatkinsFuneralHomes.com


Gregory A. Cole, 60 of Owosso, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Funeral services will be held a Salem Lutheran Evangelical Church on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Pastor James Bare will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the Church. Arrangements by Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Jennings-Lyons Chapel.

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