Obituaries 5-4-2016: Margie Hurst

Margie Hurst

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

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Brian Hart

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Brian P. Hart, 56, of Sullivan, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Decatur Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

Celebration of Life services were held at 7 p.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Marge Overlot officiating.  Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Coleen Miller

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Coleen Miller, 100, of Sullivan, died at 9:06 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Marrowbone Twp. Cemetery in Bethany. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan assisted with arrangements.  Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Victor Tessman

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Victor Eugene Tessman, 98, of Sullivan passed away in the presence of his family into the arms of Jesus at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Services to celebrate Vic’s life were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Darrell Morris

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Darrell G. Morris, 69, of Arthur, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 12:12 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 in his residence.

Celebration of Life services were at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Gene Godfrey officiating. Burial will be at a later date.  Read More

Obituaries 4-20-2016: Margaret Alumbaugh

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Margaret Alumbaugh, 86, of Lovington passed away at 10:43 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016 in her residence.

Private family services were Sunday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Ray Batman officiating. Burial was in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.

Margaret was born March 23, 1930 in Moweaqua, the daughter of Harold and Helen Cooley Woltz. She married Willis F. Alumbaugh August 18, 1952 in Lovington, and he preceded her in death January 19, 2009. Read More