Merrick McCarthy Jr.

Merrick F. McCarthy Jr., 95, of Alanson, Michigan, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia.

He is survived by his five children, Merrick F. McCarthy III, Marjorie A. Young of Brown County, Barbara Suzanne (Mother Brigid), Virginia Lee and Michael Stephen; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey, Michigan.

Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.