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Barry Lee Ward

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 05 March 2014 17:02

Barry Lee Ward

Barry Lee Ward, 58 of Centralia, formerly of Brownstown, died at 5:53 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

A grave side memorial service will be held later in the spring at Pilcher Cemetery, rural Brownstown.

Barry Lee Ward was born on May 1, 1955 in St. Louis, MO to Robert Lee and Gaynell Chandler Ward. He is survived by his mother of Brownstown; brother, Patrick (wife, Susan) Ward of Asheville, NC; sister, Lesa Ward of Centralia and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at giesekingfh.com.

 

Charles E. Duncan

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:21

Charles E. Duncan

Charles E. Duncan of McKinney, TX passed away February 21, 2014 at the age of 94.  He was born November 28, 1919 to Charlie Clarence and Rosa Faye (Bennett) Duncan in Lassater, TX.  Charles served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII.   He married Lydia Doris Wilbanks on January 3, 1939 in Pauls Valley, OK.

Charles was very active in the St. Elmo, Illinois Community as a member of First United Methodist Church where he served on the board of trustees, St. Elmo School Board Member and a 69 year member of the American Legion.

Sports were a huge part of his life.  He enjoyed pitching fast pitch softball and baseball.  Charles also enjoyed refereeing basketball and football.

Charles is survived by his wife, Doris Duncan of McKinney, TX; children: Marsha Duncan of Melbourne, FL, Michael Duncan and wife, Ann of Wilbraham, MA, Lisa Jo Guntenson and husband, Mark of Melissa, TX; grandchildren: Kelly Duncan Griffith and husband, Josh of Wilbraham, MA, Kevin Duncan and wife, Carla of Hamilton, NJ, Colleen Duncan of Wilbraham, MA, Casie Schneider and husband, Travis of Frisco, TX and Cody Gunstenson of Plano, TX; great-granddaughter, Emma Lynn Griffith; and sister, Joy Ann Eastwood of Keller, TX. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Ayers.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, 315 N. Church Street, McKinney, TX.  Interment followed at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, TX. The family received friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, TX.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children Hospital, Memphis, TN. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.

 

John Clinton Clark Calhoun Jr.

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:04

John Clinton Clark Calhoun Jr.

John Clinton Clark Calhoun Jr., 63, of St. Elmo, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Arrangements made with C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo.  Funeral and grave side service were held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to his children at the Fayette County Bank in St. Elmo.

John was born on January 6, 1951 in Effingham, the son of John  Sr. and Mildred (McVicker) Calhoun.  He married Cheryl Kilzer on March 7, 1990 in Mt. Vernon.

John was a lantern courier for several years and was currently employed as a fed-ex driver.    John enjoyed baseball, medal detecting, pool leagues, softball and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife and a son, John Clinton Clark Calhoun III of St. Elmo; daughter, Amanda Calhoun of St. Elmo; step-daughter, Jenni Warner (husband, Kenny) of St. Elmo; brothers, David Calhoun (wife, Charlene) of Altamont, Steve Calhoun (wife, Jeannie) of St. Elmo; sister, Holly Satterlee (husband, John) of Taylorville; one grandchild, Layne Parker of St. Elmo; two step-grandsons, D.J. and Nicholas Warner of St. Elmo, and currently expecting his first granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

   

Richard Joseph Cecil Doty

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Written by Administrator Monday, 03 February 2014 14:22

Richard Joseph Cecil Doty

Richard Joseph Cecil Doty, 82 of Beecher City, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday January 30, 2014 in St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Richard was born May 20, 1931 at Beecher City, the son of Wayne and Mercy Tennery Doty.

He married Jeanie Beck on June 1, 1963 in St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont.

Richard graduated from Beecher City High School in the Class of 1950.  In 1952 he entered the United States Army and served his country honorably in Korea during the Korean War.

Richard was a member of V.F.W. Post #7676 of Altamont, Greenland Masonic Lodge of Beecher City and Eva Casstevens American Legion Post of Beecher City.

He formerly served on the Beecher City Board.

Richard was a life-long grain and livestock farmer.  He, also, was employed for many years at Oliver Tractor Co., in Shelbyville, and Fedders Corp. and World Color Press, both in Effingham.

He loved his large and extended family and enjoyed all the times when they could be together.  His life revolved around his family.

Surviving are his wife,  Jeanie; children: Rachel Doty  Reed of Beecher City, Wilson (Pam) Doty of Beecher City, Rebecca Doty Evans of Beecher City, Richard B. Doty of Beecher City and Nathan (Cody)  Doty of Shumway; grandchildren: Alex Evans, Clay Evans, Macy  (fiancé, Kenny Bryan) Reed, Mariah Reed, Camie Reed, Beau Reed, Honora Reed, Ethan Doty, Faith Doty, Seth Doty, Kaleb Doty and Kylie Doty; great- grandson, Walker Lee Bryan; brother, Harold  Wayne (Orda) Doty of East Peoria; sisters: Lois Shull of Glen Carbon, and Evelyn Faye (Ernie) Miller of  Plainfield, IN; sister-in-law, Janet Doty of Beecher City; brother-in-law, Irby Lapington of Henderson, KY; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Lucille Lapington, Mary Alice Tipsword, Wanda Anderson and Ruth Buzzard; brothers: Dorwin Doty, Robert Doty (his twin brother) and Nelson Doty.

Funeral services were  held at 2 p.m. Sunday February 2, 2014 in the United Methodist Church of Beecher City, with the Rev. Paul Bauer officiating. Visitation was from 4 - 8 p.m. Saturday,  February 1, 2014 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City.  Masonic rites were held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night in the funeral home.  Burial was in Beecher City Cemetery.  Military rites were performed by the                                                                                                                Altamont V.F.W. Post #7676.  Memorials may be given in Richard’s memory to the Veteran’s Memorial in Beecher City.

On line condolences:  www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.


 

Addison Blaize Scott

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Written by Administrator Monday, 03 February 2014 14:18

Addison Blaize Scott

Addison Blaize Scott, 1-year -old, of St. Elmo entered into heaven at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo,  with one hour viewing  prior to service. Pee Wee Denton officiated.  Burial was in Springhill Cemetery following service. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014.  In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting to please make donations to Fayette County Bank or C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo.

The little angel, Addison was born on January 12, 2013, the daughter of Nevin Scott and Heaven Davis, who survives her in death.

She was the happiest baby, who loved to play patty cake, peek-a-boo and to follow her big sister around the house. Her everyday smile changed everyone’s lives that she met.

She is survived by big sister, Nevaeh Scott of St. Elmo;  grandparents, Ray “Gomer” and Tina Scott of St. Elmo, Kendra and Mike Deters of St. Elmo, Kevin and Tammy Waltman of Bloomington, IN; aunts, Katy Pine (husband Derek) of Paris, Amber Huddlestun (fiancé James Nelson) of Mason, and Jessi Scott (companion Tyler Blankenship) of St. Elmo; uncles, Lee Huddlestun (fiancé Tammy Williams of St. Elmo, Derek Davis of Wood River, Kevin Waltman of Bloomington, IN, Malik Waltman of Bloomington, IN,  Troy Waltman (fiancé Brianna Horn) of St. Elmo, Logan Waltman of St. Elmo; great-grandparents, Rosemary Owen of St. Elmo, Connie Ervin  of St. Elmo, Kenneth Woods (wife Veda) of Shelbyville and Joyce Deters of Effingham and many cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles and friends.

Addison was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Joe Owens, Kenny Duckwitz, Dave Deters, Donna Waltman, and Barney Davis.

   

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