Robert M. Christy, 85, of Gainesville, Fla. died Tuesday, April 13, 1999 in the North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville.
Memorial services for the former Sullivan resident will be held at a later date. The Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan is in charge of arrangements.
Harold Eugene Funk, 85, of Cerro Gordo died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, April 19, 1999 in the Bement Health Center in Bement.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Brintlinger's Cerro Gordo Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be held at 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Cerro Gordo Cemetery.
Born May 21, 1913 in Cerro Gordo, he was a son of Earl Robert and Hazel Della Doolin Funk. He was a lifelong farmer in the Cerro Gordo area and was a 50-year member of Cerro Gordo Lodge 600 AF&AM, a member of the Brethren Church and a square-dance caller for the Illinois Old Time Fiddler's Assn. for 11 years. He married Lucille Myers Sept. 26, 1931 in Decatur, and she survives.
Other survivors include daughter, Ethelyn Joan Metlock of John Day, Ore. and Mrs. Richard (Helen Joyce) Allen of Fairfield, N.J.; son, Larry E. Funk of Lovington; sister, Mary Morrisson of Moweaqua; brothers, Earl Funk of Blue Mound, Willard Funk of Bethany, Paul D. Funk of Moweaqua and Haldon D. Funk of Springfield; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
One daughter, one sister, one brother and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
Services for Levi A. Hood, 74, of Charleston were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Taber Funeral Home in Oakland. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery southwest of Oakland.
The former Oakland resident died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1999 in the Hilltop Nursing Home in Charleston.
Born May 15, 1924 near Brocton, he was a son of Jesse and Pearl Myers Hood. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Charleston, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Oakland VFW 3637. He was a retired farmer. He married Eva Homann Jan. 1, 1946 in Paris, and she survives.
Other survivors include sons, Charles Hood of Shelbyville and Raymond Hood of Lipan, Texas; daughters, Mary Jo Avila of Chicago, Betty Kellam of Charleston, Mo., Helen Franklin of Bethany, Dorothy Hancock of Miami, Fla. and Paula Jarrett of Mahomet; brothers, James Hood of Ashmore, Leroy Hood of Monte Vista, Col., John Hood of Charleston and Edwin Hood of Mankato, Kan.; sisters, Dorothy Thomason of Clinton, Ind. and Clara Decker of Solo, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
A funeral ritual for Ray N. "Kojak" Lucas, 77, of Decatur was held at 7:45 p.m. Monday by Decatur BPOE 401 in the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur with an 8 p.m. wake service. Private burial was held Tuesday in Graceland/Fairlawn Cemetery.
He died at 11:36 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999 in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.
Born Nov. 29, 1921 in Decatur, he was a son of Nick and Tillie Hendrian Lucas. He worked as a tool and die maker for Huss & Schlieper for 39 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Decatur BPOE 401 and Royal Order of the Moose 684. He married Patricia Yates Taylor May 29, 1981, and she survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Leah Stukins, Toni Hudson, Bunny Steiling and Teddy Duckworth, all of Decatur; son, Rick Lucas of Scottsdale, Ariz.; stepdaughters, Suzanne Stevens of Springfield and Brenda Stagner of Port Orchard, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step grandchildren.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
Graveside services for John E. "Jack" Merrell, 76, of Lakeland, Fla. were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville with the Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville in charge of arrangements.
The former Shelbyville resident died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999 in his home.
Born Sept. 26, 1922 in Shelbyville, he was a son of Dr. Willis Russell and Edna Ruth Herron Merrell. He was one of the first Eagle Scouts in Shelby County, receiving the award May 17, 1939 as a member of Shelbyville Boy Scout Troop 49. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Scottish Rite in Tampa, Fla. and a lifetime member of Masonic Blue Lodge in Oakland, Fla., and he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Before moving to Lakeland in June 1992, he managed a private campground on Lake Shelbyville. He married Norma Orndorff Smith Sept. 15, 1967.
Survivors include sons, John C. Merrell of Bethany, Scott Merrell of Hoffman, Kim Merrell of Houston, Texas and John J. Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Susan Leach of Shelbyville; brother, Robert Herron Merrell of Warsaw, Va.; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.
The family suggests memorials to The Kessenich Family MDA/ALS Center in Miami, Fla. or the Good Shepherd Hospice in Winter Haven, Fla.
Funeral services for Dorothy M. Tohill, 87, of Bethany were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Marge Overlot officiating. Burial was in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.
She died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003 in the Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, Cal.
Dorothy was born May 27, 1916 in Bethany, the daughter of James and Etta Jones Moore. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and had volunteered for St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur for many years. She married Robert “Bob” Tohill in 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1975. Dorothy and Bob had been the owners and directors of the Tohill Funeral Home in Bethany for more than 40 years.
Surviving are her son, Gene Tohill and his wife Jean of Decatur; daughter, Joan Morriss and her husband Terry of Long Beach, Cal.; special friend, Robert Swiney of Decatur; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, two brothers and a grandson.
Memorials to the Moultrie County Chapter of the American Cancer Society are suggested.
Funeral services for Mary Frances Denham, 81, of Windsor were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lovins-Lockart funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was in Windsor Cemetery.
She died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in her home.
Born April 15, 1922, in Moultrie County, she was a daughter of Lester and Mandie Crowe Deckard. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Windsor, Shelby County Home Extension and United States Trotters Assn. She married Franklin Eugene Denham March 22, 1941, in Decatur, and he died July 7, 2003.
Surviving are sons Ronald of Olney, Roger & Rodney, both of Strasburg and Randall of Windsor; daughter Mrs. Dale (Ruth) Barrett of Rosebush, Mich; brother Kermit Deckard of Sullivan; sister Mrs. Earl (Lee) Logan of Shelbyville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren;.
She was preceded by one brother and one grandson.
Memorials to Dynamic Home Care in Charleston or Windsor Christian Church are suggested.
Mrs. Glen Robinson
Services for Mrs. Glen (Mary Faye Young) Robinson, 84, of Sullivan were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the First Christian Church in Bethany with the Rev. Charles Witte officiating. Burial was in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany with the McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan in charge of arrangements.
She died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 in her residence.
Mary Faye was born Feb. 25, 1918 in Moultrie County, the daughter of Thomas C. and Martha Jane Elder Young. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bethany. She married Glen Robinson Nov. 12, 1938 in Rockville, Ind., and he survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Linda Sims and husband Bill of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; grandsons, Doug Sims of Carefree, Ariz. and Steve Sims of Tucson, Ariz.; four great-granddaughters; brother, Kenneth Young of Kaysville, Utah; and sisters, Mildred Wickline of Lincoln, Ruth Garrett of Gays and Betty Murphy of Chestnut.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, three brothers and two sisters.
Memorials to the First Christian Church in Bethany are suggested.