Charles Duane “Lucky” Byers, 61, of Mattoon died Friday, May 30, 2003 in Memorial Hospital in Springfield as the result of burns received in a house fire earlier in the month at his home.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Taber Funeral Home in Oakland. Burial, with military rites, will be in the Van Voorhis Cemetery north of Hindsboro.
Born April 29, 1942 in Hindsboro, he was the son of Don C. and Lyda M. “Toots” Ford Byers. He served in the U.S.M.C. from 1960 to 1964. He was a retired truck driver and mechanic, and he graduated from Oakland High School with the class of 1960.
Survivors include his mother of Mattoon; sister, Loretta “Sissy” Byers of Sullivan; daughters, Kathy Stanley of Montana and Susan Hiller of South Dakota; and eight grandchildren.
His father and one son preceded him in death.
Private family graveside services for Olivia Kay Dolan, infant daughter of James M. and Andrea K. Sales Dolan, were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the French Cemetery in Allenville with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan in charge of arrangements.
She died at 9:36 a.m. June 1, 2003 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bloomington.
Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Lynn and Sarah Dolan of El Paso, Tom and Sandra Noe of Roanoke and Gary and Dianne Sakes of Mapleton; and great-grandparents, Mike and Irene Martino of Roanoke and Leona Sakes of Benson.
Memorials to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Pediatric Cardiology Unit in Peoria are suggested.
Services for Imogene “Jeannie” Still-Lockart, 66, of Sullivan were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
She died at 8:23 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003 in her home.
Born Sept. 24, 1936 in Vandalia, she was a daughter of Orville and Marjorie Cearlock Wright.
Survivors include sons, Danny Kellow of Vandalia and Thomas “Tony” Still of Mattoon; daughters, Tony Rowe of Attica, Ind. and Rhondia Harlow of Humboldt; brothers, Ted Cearlock of Flint, Mich., Virgil Wright and Fred Wright, both of Decatur; sister, Joan Jackson of Vandalia; nine grandchildren; and three grandchildren.
Memorials to the donor’s choice are suggested.
Mrs. “W.R.” Long
Services for Mrs. ‘W.R.’ (Annabel H. Heckel) Long, 78, of Decatur were held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery in Decatur.
She died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 14, 1925 in Decatur, she was the daughter of John and Goldie Litz Heckel. She was a graduate of Lovington High School and attended one year of business college. She was a homemaker and a member of the Riverside Baptist Church. She married William R. “W.R.” Long Dec. 19, 1948, and he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Sharon) Haines of Decatur; son, William Russell “Bill” Long III of Decatur; and four grandchildren.
One daughter preceded her in death.
Memorials to the Riverside Baptist Church are suggested.
Hazel M. Wood, 100, of Sullivan died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2003 in Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
Born Oct. 11, 1902 in Moweaqua, she was the daughter of G.W. and Ora Lash Robertson. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bethany. She married Kenneth M. Wood in 1922, and he died in 1980.
Surviving are her son, Ron Wood of Sullivan; daughter, Mary Jeffers of Sullivan; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.
Memorials to the donor’s choice are suggested.
Funeral services for Margaret E. "Marg" Brown, 52, of Windsor were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002 in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Bethany.
She died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in her mother’s home in Ashmore.
She was born Oct. 4, 1949 in Coles County, the daughter of Charles and Vivian E. Smith Howard. She worked as a waitress in several restaurants in Sullivan.
She is survived by her mother, Vivian E. Carpenter and stepfather, Tom of Ashmore; son, Kim L. Howard of Windsor; grandchildren, Tony Howard, Kara Howard, Kidy Fite and Shelby Howard; and special friend, Bob Butt of Windsor.
She was preceded in death by her father and one brother.
Memorials to Lincolnland Hospice are suggested.
Graveside services for Mrs. Lawrence (Mildred M. Von Lankin) Cox, 90, of Lovington were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Arthur Cemetery with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Arthur in charge of arrangements.
She died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002 in the Arthur Home in Arthur.
She was born Aug. 23, 1911 in Douglas County, the daughter of George and Anna Klink Von Lankin. She married G. Lawrence Cox Jan. 1, 1938 in Arthur. He passed away Feb. 19, 2000. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lovington.
She is survived by her son, Max Cox and wife Karen of Lovington; grandchildren, Heather and Kelly Cox of Minneapolis, Minn. and Ashley Cox of Aitkin, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Dillon and Matthew Cox of Minneapolis, Minn.; brother, Ervin Von Lankin and wife Mabel of Charleston; and sisters, Minnie Taylor of Arthur, Grace Randall and husband Bob of Arthur and Lorene Martin of Las Vegas, Nev.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She and her husband farmed south of Lovington since 1938 and had a life long passion for their land.
Memorials to the Lovington Ambulance Service are suggested.
The family wants to express their gratitude for Mid’s caregivers, Mary Ann Etnier, Dawn Stahulak, Faye & Amanda Smith and Kay Gill.
Funeral services for Robert Ernest Leonard, 40, of Sullivan were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002 in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial, with military rites, was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.
He died at 7:17 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002 in his home in Sullivan.
He was born Jan. 6, 1962 in Mattoon, the son of Simon J. and Marilyn R. England Leonard. He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Sullivan.
He is survived by his parents; sons, Clint and Michael J. Leonard, both of Sullivan; grandmother, Mary Irene England of Sullivan; brother, John E. Leonard of Bethany; and sister, Jullie A. Drago of Sullivan.
He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Memorials to the Southern Baptist Church are suggested.