Obituaries 11-12-2014: Carmen Kinser

Carmen Kinser

A memorial service for Carmen J. Kinser, 78, of Duluth, Ga. was held at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 in Campus Church of Christ with burial in Peachtree Memorial Park, both in Georgia. Arrangements were handled by Crowell Brothers Funeral Home Peachtree Chapel in Norcross/Peachtree Corners, Ga.

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Obituaries 11-12-2014: Merrill Pound

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Funeral services for Merrill E. Pound, 84, of Decatur were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by the Bethany American Legion Post # 507 was in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.

He passed away at 9:10 p.m.  Monday, November 3, 2014.

Merrill was born November 17, 1929 in Sullivan, a son of Frank and Ruth Johnson Pound. He married Myrta Clare Scott January 19, 1950 in Moultrie County. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from A.E. Staley-Tate & Lyle in Decatur after more than 40 years. Merrill was involved in starting up new plants around the world. He also owned and operated Elmer’s Ole Time Inn in Decatur. Merrill was also a co-owner with his wife Myrta of Clare’s Family Restaurant in Decatur. He was a member of  Jonathan Creek Christian Church in Sullivan and Staley’s Retired Forman’s Club.

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Obituaries 11-12-2014: Russell Loveall

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Russell Glen Loveall, 57, of Raritan Township, N.J., formerly of Sullivan, died Saturday, October 25, 2014, in the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township.

Funeral services and interment will be private under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street in Flemington, N.J.

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Obituaries 11-5-2014: Pam Buckalew

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A funeral service for Pamela Jo Buckalew, 44, of Monticello was held at 10 a.m. Monday in First Christian Church of Monticello with Pastor Bryan Morrow officiating. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home in Monticello assisted with arrangements.

She passed away at 12:50 a.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Pamela was born July 16, 1970 in Mattoon, the daughter of Joseph Allen and Donna Eversole Whitaker. She married Brent Jon Buckalew September 5, 1992 at the Eagle Creek Resort.

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Obituaries 11-5-2014: James Kracht

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James M. “Matt” Kracht, 87, of Franklin Grove, passed away at 8:05 a.m., Monday, November 3, 2014, in his home with his family members present.

Visitation will be 3–5 p.m. Thursday in Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, followed by a 5:30 p.m. funeral service. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Eagle River, Wisc.

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Obituaries 11-5-2014: Terry Kingery

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Terry Lee Kingery, 68, of Sullivan passed away at 12:39 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue in Mattoon. Burial with military rites will follow in Smyser Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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