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Recent obituaries: Norma M. Barker, Earnest Delbert ‘Frank’ Lawson

Norma M. Barker of Chelsea, age 95, died Saturday, May 30, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Grass Lake.

She was born July 20, 1924 in Shepherd, MI, the daughter of Carl and Edna “Irene” (Struthers) Girven.

Norma graduated from Shepherd High School. She was a resident of Chelsea since 1956. Norma was a devoted wife and mother, involved in her kid’s lives and she loved seeing their photos.

She had a green thumb and loved to garden. Norma enjoyed euchre, scrabble, and doing crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed the social activities at The Pines. Norma followed her beloved Detroit Tigers and watched all of the games.

On July 8, 1946, she married Dale Barker in Lansing, Michigan, and he preceded her in death on July 23, 2008.

The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel in the evening of June 4. Please call the funeral home at 734-475-1551 to schedule a time to pay your respects. Burial will be at Salt River Cemetery, Shepherd, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice.

Earnest Delbert ‘Frank’ Lawson of Chelsea, age 70, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at his home due to natural causes.

He was born May 19, 1950 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Walter William and Julia Irene (Barefield) Lawson.

Earnie attended Wayne Memorial High School, then served in the US Army during the Vietnam war from June 1968 to June 1971. He worked as an independent carpet installer.

Earnie loved fishing and was often seen riding his scooter around Chelsea in the last few years.

A private visitation was held at Cole Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 29.

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