Obituaries 8-24-2016: Ruby Elzy

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Ruby Irene West Elzy, 90, formerly of Bruce and Sullivan died August 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 27 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation will be held 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, August 26 in the funeral home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.       Read More

Obituaries 8-24-2016: MaDonna Phillips

MaDonna Phillips

MaDonna Dean Phillips, 66, of Effingham died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in her home.

Funeral services for the former Arthur resident were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Penn Township Cemetery in Moweaqua. Read More

Obituaries 8-24-2016: Dorthy Claytor

Dorthy Claytor 

Dorthy M. Claytor, 87, of Decatur died Aug. 19, 2016.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Tabernacle Baptist Church in Decatur with burial in Point Pleasant Cemetery in Long Creek. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care handled arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 8-24-2016: Alice Lawyer

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Alice E. Lawyer, 63, of Arthur, formerly of Lovington, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family.

Services to celebrate Alice’s life were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in Wyman Park in Sullivan conducted by Pastor Larry Bricker and Pastor Al Rennert. Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 8-17-2016: Russell Wiley

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Russell Glenn Wiley, 91, formerly of Sullivan and Mattoon, passed away at 7:34 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 15 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 8-16-2016: Ivan Horsman

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Our Dad was a farmer. He was born to Vaughn and Mattie Horsman on a small farm near Herrick, Illinois September 7, 1921. He grew up on the farm until he left to try his hand at the Ford Motor Plant in Chicago and later in the U. S. Navy. He was aboard a ship headed to the Pacific when W.W. II ended.

After the Navy, he settled on a grain and dairy farm north of Sullivan working with brothers Earl and Chuck. His partnership with Earl continued until Earl’s retirement. Read More

Obituaries 8-17-2016: Alice Lawyer

Alice Lawyer

Alice E. Lawyer, 63, of Arthur died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 in her home.

Services for the former Lovington resident will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20 in Wyman Park in Sullivan. Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 8-10-2016: Juanita Wilson

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Juanita Grace Wilson, 83, of Lovington, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2016 in St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 5 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Burial was in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.  Read More

Obituaries 8-10-2016: Mark Wildman

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Mark S. Wildman, 58, of Strasburg died at 1:42 a.m. Sunday, August 7, 2016 in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 10) in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg with the Rev. Steven Becker officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Strasburg. Arrangements were by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Strasburg. Read More