Avis, Doris

Written by David Green.

Doris Avis, 70, of Morenci, Mich., died Aug. 13, 2012, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.

She was born Dec. 6, 1941, in Onsted, Mich., the daughter of Marvin and Velma (Hoag) Lighthall. She married Merlin Avis on Jan. 8, 1960, in Angola, Ind., and he survives.

Doris has lived in Morenci since 1998.  She was a member of the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, the Rebecca Lodge and the Odd Fellows. She loved making crafts, playing Bingo and spending time with friends.

Besides her husband, Doris is survived by two daughters, Connie (and Don) Higgins of Harrison, Mich., and Pauline (and Don) Pyscher of Britton, Mich.; three sons, Robert (and Teresa) Avis of Liberty Center, Ohio, Dennis (and Anita) Avis of Morenci and Joseph (and Sarah) Avis of Bowling Green, Ky.; three brothers, Ken (and Joan) Lighthall of Alpena, Mich., Terry (and Beth) Lighthall of Tecumseh, Mich., and Randy (and Mel) Lighthall of Maybee, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Paul Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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