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

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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

Obituaries 12-28-2016: Mike Grose

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Michael Stuart Grose, 77, of Sullivan passed away at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, December 25, 2016 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Celebration of Life services will be noon Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Charliam Renner officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan with military rites conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post# 68.  Read More

Obituaries 12-28-2016: Charles White

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Charles White, 82, of Sullivan, formerly of Decatur, passed away in his home surrounded by his family December 23, 2016.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 29 in Illini Cemetery in Warrensburg. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.  Read More

Obituaries 12-28-2016: Eloise Black

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Catherine Eloise Boyd Black, 92, of Gays, passed away at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 30 in Smyser Christian Church in Gays. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Friday in the Church. Burial will be in Smyser Christian Church Cemetery in Gays. McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan is assisting with arrangements.  Read More

Obituaries 12-28-2016: Courtney Fultz

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Courtney Brooke Fultz, 27, of Bethany, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Celebration of Life services were at noon Tuesday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Dan Fultz officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More