Obituaries 11-16-2016: Arthur Claytor

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A funeral service for Arthur Wayne Claytor, 95, of Decatur was held at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in Tabernacle Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial was in Point Pleasant Cemetery in Long Creek. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care in Decatur handled arrangements.

Claytor died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Read More

Obituaries 11-9-2016: Dean Dudley

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Charles ‘Dean’ Dudley, 88, of Sullivan passed away at 7:25 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016, in Mason Point in Sullivan.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements are by Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 11-9-2016: James Gibbons

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James W. Gibbons, 71, of Lovington, formerly of Sullivan, died at 2:27 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan was in charge of arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 11-2-2016: Bob Corley

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Robert Paul “Bob” Corley, 79, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Sullivan, died October 24, 2016 in Lee Memorial Health Park in Ft. Myers. He was born on a farm near Herrick in Shelby County, a son of E.J. “Dib” and Genevieve Rogers Corley August 21, 1937.

The family will hold a celebration of Bob’s life in the Gulf Harbour Golf and Country Club dining room 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 22. Later in the summer another celebration of his life will be held in Meyers Cemetery in Herrick where his ashes will be laid to rest next to his mother and father.   Read More

Obituaries 11-2-2016: Aileen Sherline

Aileen Sherline

Frances “Aileen” Mitchell Sherline died Oct. 24, 2016. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 in the First Baptist Church in Mattoon. Burial will be at a later date in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon assisted with arrangements.

She was born July 14, 1932 in Stony Point, N.C., a daughter of James J. and Bertha C. Mitchell. Read More

Obituaries 11-2-2016: Nancy Clayton

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Dr. Nancy L. Clayton, PhD, 48, of Sullivan passed away at 3:16 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Celebration of Life services were at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Eddie Miller officiating, assisted by Pastor Al Rennert. Burial was in French Cemetery in Allenville.  Read More

Obituaries 11-2-2016: Mary Ray

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Mary Eileen Ray, 89, of Gays passed away at 7:10 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2016 in Mattoon Health Care.

Graveside services were held at 1p.m. today (Wednesday) November 2 in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Arrangements were made by McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan.  Read More