Obituaries 5-18-2016: Patricia Parrish

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Patricia May Parrish, 77, of Lovington passed away at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in Keller Cemetery in Lovington. Burial will be held in Keller Cemetery in Lovington. Arrangements were made by McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Read More

Obituaries 5-18-2016: Beverly Booker

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Beverly Grace Booker, 85, of Sullivan, passed away peacefully at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in her residence.

Celebration of Life services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Don Lusk officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 5-18-2016: Sally Glazebrook

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Sara ‘Sally’ Snow Fifer Glazebrook, 63, of Sullivan, died at 10:54 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday.  Read More

Obituaries 5-11-2016: Judy Daily

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Judith Ann “Judy” Daily, 73, of rural Windsor passed away Monday evening, May 2, 2016, in her residence.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday in Smyser Christian Church with the Rev. Richard Coen of Neoga and the Rev. Dan Fultz of Sullivan officiating. Burial was in Smyser Cemetery in rural Gays. Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga was in charge of arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 5-11-2016: Audie Ryherd

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Audie Edward Ryherd, 87, of Sullivan, passed away at 3:53 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Mattoon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 was in French Cemetery in Allenville.  Read More

Obituaries 5-4-2016: Margie Hurst

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Funeral services for Margie Murleen Hurst, 69, of Lovington were held at noon Tuesday in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

The former Taylorville resident died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday April 28, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Read More

Obituaries 5-4-2016: Stephen Kirkwood

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Stephen Lynn Kirkwood passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. He fought a quiet but very courageous battle against cancer.

His service will be at Mira Mar National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 9. Celebration of Life will be held at the Kirkwood home following his service, 1362 Los Coches Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910. Read More

Obituaries 5-4-2016: Ralph Dolan

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Ralph Ames Dolan, 81, of Sullivan, passed away at 3:22 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Aspen Creek in Sullivan.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in French Cemetery in Allenville.         Ralph was born November 19, 1934 in Mattoon, a son of Carl Layton and Myrtle Ames Dolan. He graduated from Sullivan High School with the class of 1953, served in the Army and was a graduate of Eureka College. He served as the payroll master at the Palmer House in Chicago and also worked at Blaw-Knox in Mattoon as a security guard. In his retirement he worked at the Mattoon Walmart as a welcome greeter. Ralph was a lifetime member of First Christian Church of Sullivan. He was an avid reader and a dedicated sports fan who loved the St. Louis Cardinals; Ralph loved fishing, hunting and all of his animals he cared for on the farm. Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Maxine Barrett

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Maxine G. Barrett, 99, of Sullivan, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Roger Gustin

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Roger Orval Gustin, passed away peacefully February 28, 2016 at the age of 81 ending his long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was surrounded by his immediate family.

Roger was born June 20, 1934 in Sullivan, graduating with the high school class of 1952 where he was a member of the H.S. band and lettered in basketball, baseball, football and track. Roger received his bachelor degree from Millikin University in Decatur and then his master’s degree in administration and teaching credential from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. In 1960 Roger moved to Madera, California and started teaching at Madera High School from where he retired in 1992. In 1963 Roger married Joan Cappelluti of Madera, and they were together for 47 years. She predeceased him in 2010.  Read More