Delores Williams
May 4, 1936 – July 13, 2022

Delores Williams, known as  “Dee” and or “Dodie” passed away peacefully with her children at her side July 13, 2022 at the age of 86. She was proceeded in death by her husband Morris Williams.

Born May 4, 1936 in Alma, Michigan where she married Morris. She attended nursing school and throughout her life, worked in the nursing field in Traverse City where she raised their 8 children, Dale, David, Denise and (Mick), Deanna, Dawn and (Phillip), Dennis and (Wendy), Dan and (Kim), Dean and (Cindy).

After retiring from Munson, Dee and Morris moved to Paradise, Michigan for their remaining years. Dee continued to serve as a volunteer EMT-S in Paradise for many years. She was always a caregiver.

Dee had eighteen grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Rosemary. Dee enjoyed bragging about her children and all of their accomplishments. Dee was very social butterfly, and had many friends and loved to travel.

A celebration of life will happen at a later date.


Sandra Lee McInnis
October 11, 1943 – July 8, 2022

Sandra Lee McInnis, age 78, of Munising and formerly of Newberry, died Friday, July 8, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. On October 11, 1943 she was born the youngest of seven children to Tom and Icie (Rice) McNeal and was loving known as “Babe” to her siblings.  Sandy was raised in Newberry and graduated from Newberry High School in 1962.

In 1963, she married the love of her life, Thomas McInnis. They moved to Antigo Air Force Station in Antigo, WI, before settling in lower Michigan to start a family. They returned to the UP in the mid-1970s to raise their two daughters, settling in McMillan, MI.

Sandy was an extraordinary woman who touched the lives of everyone she met. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, always putting her family first. She was also a pillar of her small community, lending a helping hand to those in need.  For many years, she worked as a bartender at the Cobblestone and the Shanty Bar. Many people, both near and far, considered her a friend. Every Thanksgiving you could find her at the local town hall cooking dinners with family and friends, often inviting those who were alone or less fortunate.

One of her favorite things was spending time with and spoiling her three granddaughters. She enjoyed going for rides, socializing with family, and participating in neighborhood festivities. She was a Trivial Pursuit and Mario Kart champion, and she enjoyed fishing and often played home Bingo with her grandchildren. You could often find her on her favorite spot on the lake, watching the freighters with her family and enjoying her grandkid’s milestones.

She was a favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews and treated them as her own. All will miss her sweet laugh, kind smile, and loving hugs.

Sandy is survived by her loving husband Tom; two daughters, Kerry (Jim) Lamoreaux of Munising and Amy McInnis (Tom Fisher) of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Korinne Lamoreaux (Andrew Wilson), and Taryn (Peter) Peterson, and Skylar Fisher; four great-grandchildren, Olliana Peterson, Everleigh Wilson, Izak Peterson, and Wilder Wilson; Suzie, her niece/sister/best friend of many years. She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Icie.

A memorial service for Sandy will be held at a later date.  Her obituary and online guestbook may be viewed and signed at


Jeffrey Alan Brown
January 17, 1966 – July 6, 2022

Jeffrey Alan Brown, age 56, passed away at his home in Weslaco, Texas on July 6, 2022. Born January 17, 1966 in Pontiac, Michigan, he became the adoptive infant son of Kenneth and Joanne (Weimar) Brown, present residents of Pike Lake in northern Luce County.

Jeffrey spent his youth in Oakland County where he attended Rochester Adams High School. His fondest memories were of his summers spent in the Pike Lake area with his younger brother Michael at his parents’ property on Pike Lake.

However, Jeffrey spent much of his life dealing with an addictive personality and a bi-polar disorder. To all families with loved ones in similar circumstances, do not give up on the children, and make sure they know they will always be loved.

Cremation is being handled by McCaleb Funeral Home of Weslaco, Texas. No funeral service has been planned at this time.


Tressie Locke
September 11, 1935 – June 25, 2022

Lifelong area resident, Tressie Locke, 86, died Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.  Tressie was born September 11, 1935 in McMillan, daughter of the late James and Ella (Lewis) Locke.

Survivors include her friends and caregivers at Maple Ridge AFC Home in McMillan and Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Columbus Township Cemetery in McMillan with Pastor Paul Williams, of Northstar Baptist Church, officiating.

A special thanks to the staff at Maple Ridge AFC Home and Golden Leaves Living Center for the compassionate care provided to Tressie over the years.

Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


David Beach
February 1, 1947 – June 30, 2022

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my brother, David Beach, son of R. J. and Helen Beach, on June 30, 2022, at his home in Arizona.

My brother was born February 1, 1947, in Newberry and was a longtime resident where he worked for the family business until his retirement in 1997 when he then moved to Arizona with our father to take up residency at the Lost Dutchman Trailer Resort in Apache Junction, Arizona.

His gentle spirit, unconditional kindness, ready wit and heartwarming laugh will be missed by the many people who loved him.

I love you, Pete. Rest in peace.       –Mary Jo Beach

Suzanne E. Nelson

October 9, 1948 – June 30, 2022

Suzanne Elizabeth (Sukie) Nelson, 73, of Rexton, Michigan, passed away on June 30, 2022, at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids after a year-long courageous battle with leukemia. She was born on October 9, 1948, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan to Darrell and Susan Weage.

Suzanne was a businesswoman and was formerly the long time owner of the Rexton store.  She was still working as a township tax assessor at the time of her death.  She was a founding member of the Hudson Township fire department.  Suzanne loved reading, antiques, yard sales, art, and in her younger years, horseback riding.

She is survived by a sister, Joy (John) Hagen, and a brother, Mark Weage.  She is also survived by her children Jennifer (Chris) McGraw, Timothy (Stacy) Nelson, grandchildren, Zachary (Cara Ferguson) Schroeder, Sydney (Timothy) Rosochacki, Sheyenne Nelson, and Archer Nelson, and seven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A family only grave-side service is planned for fall.  She will be buried next to her parents in her hometown, Coleman, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Suzanne’s name may be made to the Tahquamenon Area Senior Citizens Center, 113 West Helen Street, Newberry, Michigan 49868.