Services for J.V. Garmon, 82, of Lovington were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Burial was in the Keller Cemetery in Lovington.
He died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Born May 21, 1920 in Allen County, Ky., he was the son of John and Mattie Eaton Garmon. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Sullivan. He married Norma J. Franklin Dec. 6, 1941 in St. Louis, Mo., and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Dr. William W. Garmon of Palm Springs, Cal.; daughters, Diane Stovall and Gayle Carlton, both of Sullivan, Janet Dobelstein of Lovington and Brenda Jones of Ephrata, Pa.; sister, Nan Goad of Sullivan; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
One brother and six sisters preceded her in death.
Memorials to the donor’s choice are suggested.
Alice Jane Myers
Services for Alice Jane Myers, 80, of Norman, Okla. were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in the First Presbyterian Church in Norman. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norman with the Havenbrook Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The former Sullivan resident died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 in the Norman Regional Hospital.
Born Dec. 17, 1921 in Sullivan, she was the daughter of John and Gertrude Taylor. She was a homemaker, served her church, family and hospital and was a member of a garden club.
She married Russell A. Myers Dec. 25, 1947 in the First Methodist Church in Sullivan, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Jim (Janie) Huff, Mrs. Bob (Jacque) Cassaday and Mrs. Scott (Barbara) Rader; son, Rusty Myers; brother, Charles Taylor of Mattoon; sisters, Betty Atchison of Decatur, Dorothy Freeland of Tallahassee, Fla. and Marilyn Watkins of Arthur; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
Memorials to the donor’s choice are suggested.
Services for Doug Davis, 87, of Ramsey were held Sunday, Dec. 8 with a military burial in the Ramsey Cemetery. Norris Price officiated.
He died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in a Lebanon nursing home.
Born Feb. 23, 1915 in Philmore, he was a son of George and Matilda Merriman Davis. He was a retired construction worker in the Granite City area and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He married Kate Williams Aug. 21, 1937 in St. Louis, Mo., and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include grandchildren, Alan Williams of Fisher, Kathy Williams of Champaign, Randy Williams of Bloomington, Cheryl Robinson of Bethany, Rusty Williams of Murphysboro, Scott Williams of Sullivan, Susan Stewart of Macon, Tammy Martie of O’Fallon and son, Nelvin Williams of Ramsey; 17 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; three sisters; his wife of 56 years; sons, Roger Davis of Vandalia and Keith Williams of Moweaqua; one grandson, Blair; and one great-grandson, Jeremy.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society are suggested.
Kenneth D. Green, 80, of Mt. Carmel passed away at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002 in the Owensville Convalescent Center in Qwensville, Ind.
Funeral services for the former rural Findlay resident will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 in the Lockart and Sons Funeral Home in Shelbyville with the Rev. David McHenry officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery in Charleston.
Mr. Green was born Feb. 9, 1922 in northern Shelby County, the son of Larkin K. and Blanche O. Lindley Green. Mr. Green was a life long farmer and for a while operated a trucking business hauling grain. He loved automobiles. He especially loved to repair and restore old cars, and he enjoyed watching auto races. Mr. Green married Myrta Ellen Baldwin Aug. 16, 1939 in Petersburg, Ind., and she passed away Jan. 12, 2001.
Surviving are a son, Ronald L. Green and wife JoAnn of Mt. Carmel; daughter, Judy A. Herron and husband Wynn of New Paltz, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kathy A. Alka and husband Jon of Mt. Carmel, Donald L. Green and wife Susan of Vincennes, Ind., Michael Wynn Herron of New York, N.Y. and Christopher Lee Herron of New Paltz; and great-grandchildren, Matthew Alan, Steven Lee and Julie Ann Alka of Mt. Carmel, and Ty Alexander, Nathan Lee and Mariah Lynn Green of Vincennes, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his wife Myrta Ellen, his parents and one son, Larry D. Green.
Memorials to the Alzheimers Assn. are suggested.
Services for Thomas “Thom” Wesley Miller, 48, of Findlay were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur, conducted by the Rev. Jim Baldwin. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery.
The former Decatur resident passed away at 11:18 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Thom was born July 25, 1954 in Decatur, a son of Thomas T. and Betty Jean (Dart) Miller. He retired from Firestone as a final inspector after 22 years of service. He was currently a supervisor for Steve Horve Builders. He was a member of Stephen Decatur Lodge #979, Ansar Temple Shrine of Springfield, Ansar Eagles, Decatur Shrine Club, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, Warrensburg Sportsman Club, Cushman Motor Scooter Club, Harley owners group, ABATE of Illinois and the APA Pool Assn.
Surviving are his long time loving companion and special friend, Carol “Goofy” Lawton of Findlay; son, Gabriel Miller and companion Lisa Cole of Sullivan; two daughters, Laticia Miller and fiancé Daniel Oram of Decatur and Amber Eve Miller and companion Jeremy Walters of Blue Mound; brother, Terry Miller of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister, Karen Carver of Decatur; granddaughters, Megan Hadden and father Sean Hadden, Emma Jean Oram and Faith Rose Walters; grandmother, Audrey Dart of Decatur; and a host of other family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Kevin, and grandfather, Chancey Dart.
He loved riding his Harley, playing pool with his friends, riding his Cushman scooter in the parades, hunting and spending time with his granddaughters.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 201 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Weber and all the staff at DMH ICU, Sid and Dorothy Lawton and to all of his friends and family for their support. Thom will be deeply missed by all his family, special friends and co-workers.
Leona Lee Riley, 82, of Windsor went to meet her Lord and Savior at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Eastview Terrace in Sullivan.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church in Windsor with Richard Eident officiating. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Lovins Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 19, 1920 in Sesser, the daughter of John and Cora Forrest Dillner. She married Virgil Lee Risley June 26, 1937 in Sesser, and he preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1997. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Windsor.
She is survived by sons, Louis Risley of Mattoon, Howard Risley of Sullivan, Bill Risley of Colorado Springs, Col., Richard Risley of Austin, Texas, Wayne Risley of Arthur and Dale Risley of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Bonnie Ballinger of Bourbonnais; sisters, Daisy Merril and Norma Swisher of Sesser, Doris Carmen of Mt. Vernon and Deen Thomas of Fancy Farms, Ky.; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her parents, husband, one daughter, two brothers and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Windsor.
Services for Lois Fern Gilmore, 82, of Herrick were held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home in Herrick. Burial was in the Lorton Cemetery in Fayette County.
She died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002.
She was a former employee of the Mallory Timers and was a member of the Herrick Christian Church.
Survivors include brothers, Dillard Gilmore of Royal, Ark., Harland Gilmore of Lovington, Donald Gilmore of Pana and Devern Gilmore of Kentucky, and sisters, Hazel Depew of Ramsey, Areatha Smith of Brownstown and Dorthy Doyle of Harristown.
Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Graveside services for Gordon Eugene Jackson, 91, of Decatur were held at 10 a.m. Friday in Graceland Cemetery in Decatur with the Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
He died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 in the Sullivan Health Care Center.
Born Jan. 18, 1911 in Sullivan, he was the son of John W. and Mary Jackson. He retired from the A.E. Staley Mfg. Co. after 43 years of service. He married Avanell Bailey, and she died in 1974.
Survivors include a son, James Jackson of Decatur; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, two brothers, one son and one great-granddaughter preceded him in death.