Obituaries 12-7-2016: Dale Park

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Dale Robert Park, 85, of Findlay passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville. He was born September 28, 1931 in Shelby County, a son of John and Wilma Summers Park. He married Norma Jones June 30, 1956, and she passed away November 29, 2009. Dale was a lifelong farmer, a member of Findlay American Legion Clarence Bixler Post 409 for 62 years, Todd’s Point Road commissioner for four years and a veteran of the United States Army. When not working the fields, Dale could be found patrolling Findlay on his golf cart, collecting antique tractors or spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he adored.   Read More

Obituaries 12-7-2016: Effie Simonson

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Evelyn “Effie” Warren Simonson, 91, formerly of Columbus, Indiana, passed away December 3, 2016, in Mason Point in Sullivan.  She was born March 2, 1925, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Forrest C. and Dolly M. Powell.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert D. Warren of San Antonio, Texas and Chester A. Simonson of Columbus, Indiana. A daughter, Vicki Warren Washburn of Seabrook Island, South Carolina preceded her in death April 5, 2016.

Survivors include daughter Dianne Warren Smith of Virginia Beach, Virginia; son Steven Robert Warren of Murray, Kentucky; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Read More

Obituaries 12-7-2016: John Hunter

John Hunter

John David Hunter, 62, of Glasgow, Ky., formerly of Burkesville and Tompkinsville, Ky., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 in T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Shorts Chapel Cemetery in Burkesville. Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville handled arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 11-30-2016: John Marquis

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John G. Marquis, Jr. 81, of Lovington passed away at 1:28 a.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, December 1 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service in the funeral home in Lovington. Burial with military rites by Lovington American Legion Post #429 will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.  Read More

Obituaries 11-30-2016: Cecil Burgess

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Cecil R. Burgess, 95, of Sullivan passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family at 11:01 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Don Lusk and Pastor Fred Hauck officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today  (Wednesday). Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan with military rites conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post #68. The family suggests casual attire. Read More

Obituaries 11-23-2016: Tom Rigg

Tom Rigg

A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Thomas “Tom” Howard Rigg, 60, of Dalton City was held at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion. Burial was in Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Rigg died in his home Nov. 14, 2016. Read More

Obituaries 11-23-2016: James Hale, Jr.

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James Carviel Hale Jr., 61, of rural Shelbyville, died Sunday, November 20, 2016 in Carle Hospital in Champaign.

Celebration of Life Services will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, November 28 in Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Memorial service will follow at 7 p.m.

Jim was born May 9, 1955 to James Carviel Hale, Sr. and Virginia Nichols Hale in Decatur. He married Becky Tice October 24, 2002 in Shelby County. He retired from Norfolk and Western Railway Decatur. Jim attended school in Windsor.   Read More

Obituaries 11-23-2016: Angela Springman

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Angela Marie Beery Springman, 51, of rural Lovington lost her battle with cancer but won the war with death as she entered Heaven at 12:25 p.m. November 19, 2016.

A Celebration of Angie’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov 25 in Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 219 S. Lincoln St. in Bethany.  Pastor Gail Allen and Pastor Ben Harris will officiate. An informal gathering of family and friends will begin at 4 p.m. Friday at the church in Bethany. Casual attire is requested.

A private graveside service will be held in Mackville Cemetery in Atwood with Pastor Kevin Ray officiating. Read More

Obituaries 11-23-2016: Rick Armer

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Rick L. Armer, 55, of Sullivan, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Celebration of Life services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Bob Vail officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bethany with military rites conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post #68.  Read More