Obituaries 6-18-2014: Michael Perry

Michael Perry

PerryCelebration of Life services for Michael B. Perry, 32, of Sullivan were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Bob Vail officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.

He died at 10:46 a.m. Thursday June 5, 2014 in Silverton, Colorado.

Michael was born November 30, 1981 in Mattoon, a son of Wanda Jane Pickel Leatherwood.

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Obituaries 6-18-2014: Loretta Phillips

Loretta Phillips

Loretta May Phillips, 77, of Sullivan died at 12:12 p.m. Friday June 13, 2014 in Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

No funeral services will be held. Arrangements were by McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan.

She was born Sept. 8, 1936 in Sullivan, the daughter of Harold and Blanche Sutton Aldridge. She was a retired beautician. She married Phil Leon Phillips Dec. 20, 1963, and he survives.

Also surviving are a son Steve Auten of Kansas; daughter Julie Ohler of Normal and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Cheryl Robinson.

Memorials may be made to Sullivan VFW Post #68.

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Obituaries 6-18-2014: Nina Dimond

Nina Dimond 

Nina Elizabeth (Betty) Dimond was born in Decatur to Albert Baker Dimond III and Nina Elizabeth Ellis Dimond Thanksgiving day Nov. 27, 1930.  She graduated from Lovington High School in 1948 and received her registered nurse degree from St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield.  After earning a B.S. in nursing education from Millikin University in Decatur, she moved to California and worked at several day care centers.

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Obituaries 6-11-2014: Charles Brightman

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Services to celebrate the life of Charles E. Brightman, 68, of Danville, formerly of Decatur were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur. Masonic rites were held at the funeral home. Military honors were conducted by Macon County Honor Guard.

He passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

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Obituaries 6-11-2014: Flip Feezel

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Funeral services for Gary “Flip” D. Feezel, 66, of Sullivan were held at 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 followed the service. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in St. Elmo at a later date.

He passed away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday June 7, 2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

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Obituaries 6-11-2014: Windell Cash

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A service to celebrate the life of Windell K. Cash, 80, of Blue Mound was held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Blue Mound. Burial was in Old Stonington Cemetery.

He died at 11:55 p.m. Monday June 2, 2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

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Obituaries 6-11-2014: Helen Creek

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Funeral services for Helen E. Creek, 81, of Bethany were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Burial was in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.

She passed away at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday June 4, 2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Helen was born Nov. 14, 1932 in Moweaqua, the daughter of Rose Carlyle. She married Albert Edward Creek June 18, 1955 in Bellwood, and he preceded her in death July 4, 2003. Helen will be loved and missed by all.

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