Miscellaneous Lake County, Michigan Obituaries

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Melissa Ann Fenwick 
1979-2001
Melissa Ann Fenwick, 21, of Ludington, died unexpectedly Feb. 8, in Ludington following injuries from an automobile accident, which also took the life of her daughter Lissa Jo Whitney. She was born March 30, 1979, in Kalamazoo, to Dale Eugene Fenwick and Mary Lee (Stull) Bilkey, and attended Baldwin Community Schools, and was a certified nurses assistant, most recently working at Baywood Nursing Home in Ludington. 
Melissa leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Dale Eugene (Linda) Fenwick, of Kalamazoo, and Mary Lee (Kenneth) Bilkey, of Baldwin; sisters and brothers, Paula (Roger) Hicks, of Canyon City, Colo., Lee Maile, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, Randy (Lisa) Dailey, of Vicksburg, Allan (Dale) Dailey, of Baldwin, Maryann (Wayne Miller) Dailey, of Big Rapids, and Leslie (Jim Teadt) Fenwick, of Mishawaka, Ind.; step-brothers and sisters, Phyllis Musser, of Idlewild, Dwayne (Barb) Bilkey, of Kalkaska, John (Eileen) Bilkey, of South Boardman, Cathy (Randy) Whitehouse, of Monroe, and Diana Miles, also of Kalkaska; nieces and nephews, Ashley and Heather Dailey, Marissa Maile, Felicia Clark, and Dakota Hicks; paternal grandparents, Dale L. and Wilma Fenwick, as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents and brother, Danny Rae Daily. 
Services were held Monday, Feb. 12, at the Vida Funeral Home in Baldwin, with Pastor Nelson Hall officiating. Interment will be in Lilley Township Cemetery in Bitely. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the Vida Funeral Home in Baldwin. 

Lissa Jo Whitney 
1999-2001 
Lissa Jo Whitney, 20 months, of Ludington, died unexpectedly Feb. 8, in Ludington following injuries from an automobile accident that also took the life of her mother, Melissa Ann Fenwick. Lissa was born May 20, 1999, in Big Rapids, to Russell Whitney and Melissa Ann Fenwick. 
She leaves to cherish her memory in addition to her father, Russell Whitney, by maternal grandparents, Dale Eugene (Linda) Fenwick, of Kalamazoo, and Mary Lee (Kenneth) Bilkey, of Baldwin; aunts and uncles, Paula (Roger) Hicks, of Canyon City, Colo., Lee Maile, Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, Randy (Lisa) Dailey, of Vicksburg, Allan (Dale) Dailey, of Baldwin, Maryann (Wayne Miller) Dailey, of Big Rapids, and Leslie (Jim Teadt) Fenwick, of Mishawaka, Ind.; step-aunts and uncles, Phyllis Musser, of Idlewild, Dwayne (Barb) Bilkey, of Kalkaska, John (Eileen) Bilkey, of South Boardman, Cathy (Randy) Whitehouse, of Monroe, and Diana Miles, also of Kalkaska; cousins, Ashley and Heather Dailey, Marissa Maile, Felicia Clark, and Dakota Hicks; great-grandparents, Dale L. and Wilma Fenwick, as well as many other relatives. 
She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, and uncle, Danny Rae Dailey. 
Services were held Monday, Feb. 12, at Vida Funeral Home in Baldwin, with Pastor Nelson Hall officiating. Interment will be in Lilley Township Cemetery. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the Vida Funeral Home in Baldwin. 

Ora Davis 
1898-2001 
Ora Daniels was born Oct. 31, 1898, in Arkansas to Pete and Octavia Daniels. She accepted Christ at an early age as her personal Savior. She met and married Frank Davis; they had no children, but they had many happy years together before his death in 1972. 
Surviving are one niece, Ora Carpenter, of Woodland Park; one nephew, Mack Daniels, of Detroit; grand-nephew, Charles (Mabel) Daniels, of Little Rock, Ark.; grand-niece, Aurelia Gleese; grand-nephew, David A. Findley; great-niece, Phylice Wade and children; great-niece, Syretta Rightout and son; great-nephew, David Gleese, all of Woodland Park; and a host of other nieces and nephews of Detroit, and church members and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, by her parents, one sister, and four brothers. 
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 10, at First Baptist Church of Woodland Park, with Rev. Isaac J. Bass officiating. Interment will be in Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago, Ill. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the Vida Funeral Home in Baldwin. 

James Edward Fasnaugh Sr. 
1933-2001 
James Edward Fasnaugh Sr., 67, of Baldwin, died Sunday, Feb. 11. Fasnaugh was born May 8, 1933, in Charlotte, the son of Barney and Eva (Draper) Fasnaugh. He retired as an inspector for Oldsmobile and served on the Potterville-Benton Township Fire Department and the Potterville Police Department for many years. 
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Hite); sons, Thomas (Shelly) Fasnaugh, of Charlotte, James Fasnaugh Jr., of Potterville; grandson, Tyler, and granddaughter, Teddy Jo. 
Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Pray Funeral Home, in Charlotte, with Rev. Paul Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte. 

Dorothy Jean "Dottie" Smith 
1922-2001 
Dorothy (Cramer) Smith, 78, of Grand Oaks Nursing Center in Baldwin, formerly of Bitely, passed away Feb. 9, at Spectrum Health in Reed City after a long battle with pneumonia. She was born April 17, 1922, in Wabash, Ind., to Bert and Gladys (Harris) Cramer. She married Harry O'Neil Smith June 1, 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1997. 
Surviving are her two very dear friends, Jack and Karen Koch, of Bitely, along with brothers, Charles (Shirley) Horner, of Palatka, Fla., and James Horner, of Henderson, Nev. 
Interment of cremains will be held at the Lilley Township Cemetery in Bitely. Arrangements were entrusted to Vida Funeral Home in Baldwin. 

Seldon W. "Woody" Vess 
1917-2001 
Seldon W. "Woody" Vess, 84, of Baldwin, passed away at Spectrum Health-East Campus, Friday, Feb. 9. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union Local No 406, and an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. 
He is survived by his sister, Mildred Richie; his sisters-in-law, Marie Miller, Ruth Osborn and Sophie Beurkens; his special friends, Margarete Leith and Al Perez; several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. 
Services were held at the Van't Hof Chapel in Grand Rapids Feb. 13, with burial in Washington Park Cemetery.


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