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

Obituaries 12-21-2016: Virgil Booker

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Virgil E. “Bud” Booker, 83, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 7:57 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016. By his side were his loving wife of 65 years, Carlin Jo (Manship) and son Mike.

Services to honor and remember Bud’s life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 28 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Brandon Zoll officiating. Visitation will be held an hour before the service. Graveside services will follow in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Family requests casual attire. Read More

Obituaries 12-21-2016: Garrett Burtcheard

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Garrett L. Burtcheard, 96, of Sullivan passed away at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Al Rennert and Pastor Eddie Miller officiating. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in French Cemetery in Allenville.  Read More

Obituaries 12-21-2016: Jim Huffman

Jim Huffman

James Edward Huffman, 62, of Urbana, formerly of Arcola and Arthur, died December 16, 2016 from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in his residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 20 in Shrader Funeral Home in Arcola.  Burial followed in Arcola Cemetery.

Jim was born September 27, 1954 in Mattoon, the son of Lorn and Eunice Meyers Huffman. Read More

Obituaries 12-21-2016: Lois Ratcliffe

Lois Ratcliffe

Lois “June” Maher Ratcliffe, 83, of Sullivan died at 4:03 p.m. Dec. 2, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 27 in Mason Point Chapel in Sullivan. Inurnment will be in Davis Memorial Cemetery in Pesotum at a later date. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Read More