Obituaries 7-6-2016: Kenny Cap

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Walter Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Cap, 71, of Sullivan passed away at 7:35 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 in his residence.

Celebration of Life Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating.

Kenny was born March 11, 1945 in Jackson, Mississippi, a son of Walter Andrew and Mavis Phillips Cap. He retired from the Chicago Police Department in 2000. He was the highest decorated police officer in the department. Kenny loved fishing and camping with his many friends. He was a member of the Good Sams Prairielander Camping Club. He married Gloria M. Matuszewski June 26, 1965 in Chicago, and she survives in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 7-6-2016: Roger Yarnell

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William Roger Yarnell, 74, of Bethany went to meet Jesus at 12:12 a.m. Monday, July 4, 2016 in his home with his wife Sue by his side.

A memorial celebration will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9 followed by a visitation with the family until 4 p.m. in the Vineyard Church in Sullivan. McMullin-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Tammy Smith

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Tammy L. Smith, 51, of Dalton City passed away at 9:02 p.m., June 18, 2016 in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

A service to celebrate Tammy’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 24, in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Decatur. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Delores Marshall

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Delores Marshall, 90, of Neoga, formerly of Bethany, passed away at 7:42 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016 in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham.

Celebration of Life services will be at 12 noon Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Lloyd Simpson officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.  Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Bea Cummings

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Clarabelle E. “Bea” Cummings, 88, of Mattoon, formerly of Windsor, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Mattoon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.

Bea was born July 27, 1927 in Lovington, a daughter of James and Leta Bell Miller. She married Carl K. Cummings December 13, 1941 in St. Louis, Mo., and he preceded her in death August 19, 1992. Bea owned and managed the Bea Hive in Windsor. She was a member of the Windsor Christian Church.  Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Lucille Tessier

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Lucille M. Tessier passed away at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27 in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany with Deacon John O’Brien officiating. Arrangements are by Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Lucille was born May 22, 1923 in Spruce, Wisconsin, a daughter of Louis T. and Ann G. Massard Tessier. She was a homemaker but returned to school at the age of 50 and received a degree in computers. She then went to work for Colorado National Bank and then retired in 1985. Lucille attended St. Columcille Catholic Church in Sullivan. She married Orville Kuhlmann in 1939 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, and he preceded her in death in 1945. She then married Arthur Judd in 1946 in Dubuque, Iowa, and he preceded her in death in 1991. Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: James W. Williams

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James W. Williams, 87, of Monticello passed away at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 surrounded by his family.

Celebration of Life services with military rites will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Sullivan American Legion at 8 E. Strain St. Arrangements are by McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan.

He was born June 18, 1928, a son of Royal C. and Marie Rentfro Williams, on his grandparents’ farm near Stewardson. During his lifetime he lived in Decatur, Bement, Sullivan, Atwood and Monticello. He joined the Army at the end of World War II and passed through Hiroshima and Nagasaki on his way to battle in Korea.  Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: James Lane

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James A. Lane, 89, of Sullivan passed away at 6 a.m., Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in First Christian Church in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Arrangements were by McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Cheryl Ellison

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Cheryl Lynn Ellison, 61, of Fort Pierce, Fla. died June 12, 2016 in VNA Hospice House.

A funeral service was held June 16 in the First Baptist Church in Vero Beach, Fla., and a memorial service June 18 in the Watertown Elementary School in Watertown, Tenn. Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach assisted with arrangements.

She was born Feb. 20, 1955 in Shelbyville, a daughter of Charles and Oma Bartscht.  Read More