DEARBORN: Henry Ford Centennial Library (313) 943-2330, 16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, Mi 48126.
Has the Detroit News from 1955 and the Detroit Free Press from 1970. To request a look-up and copy of a death notice/obituary, send SASE to above address Attention: Adult Services. They will not respond without the self-addressed stamped envelope. You must know the date of death or burial. There is no charge for this service as of December 2008.
If they don't appear in the Detroit papers, try contacting the Downriver Genealogical Society to see if they can help with a local paper.http://downrivergenealogy.org/
Could you get the name of the funeral home from the cemetery? Maybe they can help.