Obituaries 5-25-2016: Celia Brown

Celia Brown

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Celia Marguerite Brown, 96, of Blue Mound was held at 11 a.m. Monday in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Blue Mound. Burial was in Grove City Cemetery in Mt. Auburn. She died Thursday, May 19, 2016.

She was born April 13, 1920 in Springfield, a daughter of Elmer and Grace Baughman Ferre. She owned and operated Marguerite’s Beauty Salon in Blue Mound for more than 40 years and was a member of Blue Mound United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 327 in Blue Mound. She married J. Arthur Brown July 1, 1938 in Kentucky, and he preceded her in death. Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Edward Beck

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Private graveside services for Edward August Beck, 88, of Decatur will be held in Fairlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home in Decatur.

Beck died Saturday, May 21, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Carroll Koch

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Funeral services for Carroll Robert Koch, 83, of Decatur were held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Northwest Christian Church in Decatur. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery in Decatur. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes assisted with arrangements.

He died Friday May 20, 2016 in Fair Havens Christian Home.

He was born May 2, 1933 in Decatur, a son of Raymond W. and Bessie Mae Lawler Koch.  Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Virginia Smith

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Virginia R. Smith, 89, of Sullivan, formerly of Arcola, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life services were held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Mason Point Chapel in Sullivan with John Plummer officiating. Burial was in Moultrie County Memorial Park in Bethany. Arrangements were by Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Warren Lane

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Warren Lane, 87, of Sullivan, died at 10:56 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ in rural Sullivan with Felix Hagerman and Vanessa Patient officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the church. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan is in charge of arrangements.  Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Chuck Hutchcraft

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Charles Evan ‘Chuck’ Hutchcraft, Sr., 86, of Sullivan, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Eddie Miller officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Bill Ward

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William Dale Ward, 86, of Sullivan passed away at 10:51 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in First Christian Church in Sullivan. Inurnment will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan at a later date. Arrangements were by McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Martha DeBruler

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Martha Catherine DeBruler, 97, of Bethany, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 in Titus Manor in Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany with visitation after 1 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.  Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Michael Garde

Michael Garde

Michael Joseph Garde, 56, of Jacksonville died Friday, May 20, 2016 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. from injuries sustained in a farm accident.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville with burial in St. Bartholomew Cemetery near Murrayville.  Read More

Obituaries 5-25-2016: Shelby Tate

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Shelby Ann Tate, 32, of Sullivan passed away at 2:03 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 in her home in Sullivan.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 27 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan with Father Angel Sierra officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the services in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Inurnment will be at a later date in Arthur Cemetery in Arthur.     Read More