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Carlos Gray-Lion

Carlos Ishmael Gray-Lion was born in Detroit on December 4, 1941. He passed away in Ann Arbor on December 18, 2023.

His parents Paul and Patricia Gray-Lion raised him in the ways and teachings of the Blue Clan of the Cherokee Nation. He was always eager to share this culture and philosophy and was an active participant in the Native American Student Association in college.

He was a proud music graduate of Cass Technical High School in Detroit. He attended The University of Michigan in both the School of Music and Engineering College. He held a variety of jobs in music and electronics and always found a way to incorporate his love of teaching in both fields. He co-founded Doya Video Systems in 1983 with Joanne Ladio who became his partner in life as well as in business. The last 17 years of his life were spent battling the effects of a major stroke and his efforts toward recovery proved his strength of mind.

Kenneth Fultz

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Scio Township, Dexter, and Holmdel, New Jersey, age 97, died Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born October 5, 1926, in Lenora, Kansas, the son of Charles August and Margaret Ethel (Everetts) Fultz.

Kenneth graduated from Atchins County Community High School in 1943, then the Kansas State University, where he earned his Electrical Engineering Degree. He went on to receive his Master's Degree from Kansas State University. Kenneth was an Electrical Engineer with ATT Bell Laboratories for 42 years (1952-1994). He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Kenneth served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 - 1946. He enjoyed reading, playing chess with Audrey, tinkering around his home, and loved working in the yard and landscaping.

Edrea Griffiths

Edrea Frances Griffiths of Dexter, Michigan, age 82, died December 18, 2023, at Hillside Terrace. She was born July 29, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of John Raymond and Edrea Frances (Lyman) Scudder.  Edrea will be remembered for her dedication to the youth of Dexter; she taught second, third, and fourth grade at Bates Elementary from 1967 to 1997, touching young lives across two generations. She continued as a volunteer in the Cornerstone Elementary library for another 20 years after her retirement. Edrea had a wonderful ability to remember her students when meeting them again later in life.

Charles King

of Manchester, Michigan, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Morehead City, North Carolina.

He was born on July 31, 1941, in Harlan, Kentucky, the son of John & Ethel (Hodge) King.

Chuck owned Bakers Dozen Bakery of Manchester, Michigan, for 25 years and then was head pastry chef for the University of Michigan until he retired.

Jerald Frisbie

of Jackson, MI, formerly of Chelsea, age 97, passed away peacefully Friday, December 15, 2023, at Legacy Assisted Living in Jackson. He was born October 27, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Homer W. & Ruth (Finton) Frisbie.

Jerry graduated from Plymouth High School in 1945. He then attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. He worked as a manager at Wanty Shoes in Ann Arbor for about 30 years, retiring in 1988. He worked more recently at Pierce Lake Golf Course in Chelsea. He loved golfing with his best friend Sam all over Southeast Michigan. He was a member of the Chelsea Senior Citizens, and enjoyed their group trips across the country. Jerry and his wife of 74 years, Donna, especially loved traveling to his beloved “Up North.” He loved spending time with his five daughters, grandchildren, and many longtime friends. His hobby of painting watercolor pictures and notecards will now be cherished by all who received them. Jerry was also known for his quick puns, always ready with a joke for anyone and everyone. This made him popular at Legacy, endearing him to staff and residents alike.