Obituaries 1-11-2017: Yvonne Smith

Yvonne Smith

Yvonne Smith, 84, of Bethany, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Barry Long officiating. Burial will be in Marrowbone Twp. Cemetery in Bethany. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday.  Read More

Obituaries 1-11-2017: Jim Ellerbrook

Jim Ellerbrook 

The Rev. James Harry “Jim” Ellerbrook, 94, passed away Dec. 24, 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind. A private family funeral was held Jan. 7 followed by interment in the Palestine, Ill. cemetery. A public memorial celebration of Ellerbrook’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 2 in Allisonville Christian Church in Indianapolis. Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin, Ind. is handling arrangements.

He was born April 3, 1922 in Washington, DC, the son of Harry Kelsey and Matilda May Evans Ellerbrook. Read More

Obituaries 1-11-2017: Peggy Gillett

Peggy Gillett

Peggy May Gillett, 89, of Sullivan, formerly of Calgary, Alberta, Canada passed away at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14 in Allenville Christian Church with Pastor Eddie Miller officiating. Burial will be in Calgary, Alberta May 27, 2017. Arrangements are by Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 1-4-2017: Marvin Yunker

Marvin Yunker

Marvin H. ‘Bobber’ Yunker, 66, of Sullivan passed away at 10 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 in his residence.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at the Moultrie County Beacon in Sullivan. Burial will be in Skyway Memorial Gardens in Bradenton, Florida. Arrangements were by Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 1-4-2017: Myrtle Reedy

Myrtle Reedy

Myrtle L. Reedy, 91, of Sullivan, passed away at 12:12 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 5 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. today (Wednesday January 4) in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Myrtle was born January 6, 1925 in Lovington, a daughter of Frank and Fannie Jane Benton Adkins. She married Donald V. Reedy May 20, 1944 in Sullivan, and he preceded her in death September 3, 2003. She loved painting ceramics and giving them as gifts to her family. Myrtle also enjoyed crocheting and knitting.     Read More

Obituaries 1-4-2017: Vivian Jones

Vivian Jones

Vivian L. Jones, of Lovington, passed away peacefully December 22, 2016 in Columbus, Ga. surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 7 in Lovington United Methodist Church, immediately followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be held in Keller Cemetery in Lovington. McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington is in charge of arrangements.  Read More

Obituaries 1-4-2017: Harry Dugan

Harry Dugan

Harry A. Dugan, 83, of Sullivan passed away at 10:28 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017 in Sullivan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Friends will be received from 4-6 p.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Military rites will be conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post # 68 at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 1-4-2017: Donald Apke

Donald Apke

Donald Lee Apke, 80, of Sullivan, passed away at 9:31 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at in Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at10 a.m. today (Wednesday, January 4) in St. Columcille Catholic Church in Sullivan. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington. Visitation and a prayer service were held Tuesday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Donald was born September 8, 1936 in Effingham County, the son of John and Lorraine Vahling Apke. He married Mary Catherine Durbin April 7, 1956, and she preceded him in death. He married Margaret Clayton August 17, 2002, and she survives. Donald was a member of St. Columcille Catholic Church and the Sullivan Kiwanis. Donald worked at Firestone/Bridgestone for 30 years from where he retired. Before working at Firestone he was in the construction business. He loved his horses and his dog Deputy, but his biggest love was spending time with all of his grandchildren and family. Read More

Obituaries 12-28-2016: James Tipsword

tipsword-james-001James Tipsword

James Lee Tipsword, 83, of Bethany passed away at 10:45 a.m. Monday, December 26, 2016 in Aspen Creek in Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 29 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the funeral home in Bethany. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.  Read More