Obituaries 10-14-2015: Bill Messmore

Bill Messmore

Bill Messmore, 83, of Findlay passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur with family by his side.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Findlay with the Reverend Tim Moon officiating.  Burial was in Findlay Cemetery.   Read More

Obituaries 10-14-2015: Mary Brenner

Mary Brenner

Services to celebrate the life of Mary Alice Brenner, 87, of Decatur were held at 10 a.m. Friday in Mound Chapel Church of God in Decatur. Burial followed in Graceland Cemetery. Moran & Goebel Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.

She died Sunday Oct. 4, 2015 in her home. Read More

Obituaries 10-14-2015: Clement Greene

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Clement Dean Greene, son of Edmund and Charity Greene, passed away September 29, 2015 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 10-14-2015: Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown

Memorial services for Jackie E. Brown, 72, of Boody were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Chapel United Methodist Church in Boody. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.

She died at 11:03 p.m. Sunday Oct. 4, 2015 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Read More

Obituaries 10-14-2015: Bill Fortner

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William L. “Bill” Fortner, 79, of Dalton City, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015, in his home in Dalton City.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Southern Baptist Church in Sullivan. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bethany.

Bill was born November 30, 1935 in Decatur, a son of Archie W. and Luella M. Ramseyer Fortner. He married Helen E. Walters June 3, 1956 in Dalton City, and she survives. He retired from Union Iron Works in 1996. He was a member of Southern Baptist Church in Sullivan where he was a deacon. He was also a member of the Disaster Relief Team and was a camp host at Whitley Creek. Read More

Obituaries 10-7-2015: Brenda Beavers

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Graveside services for Brenda K. Beavers, 78, of Mattoon, formerly of Sullivan, were held in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Reverend Richard Coen officiating. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon presided over the arrangements.

She passed away at 1:17 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

Brenda was born February 12, 1937 in Sullivan, a daughter of Robert and Eileen Myers Sullivan. She married Larry Beavers, her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, August 24, 1956 in Sullivan. Read More