|Week of April 4, 2005|
Dean E. Melton, 62, Oblong, died about 6:39 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his residence.
Graveside service is 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Harmony Cemetery, rural Bellair, with Rev. Leonard Waller officiating. There will be no visitation.
Kenneth M. Hand, 80, rural Palestine, died about 4:30 a.m. today, April 7, 2005, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements pending at Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel, West Union.
Jeffrey Wayne Short, 18, Joliet, died about 6:05 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2005, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton.
Lucille S. Vennard, 84, Palestine, died about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Crawford County Convalescent Center, Robinson.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine, with Rev. John Brand officiating. Burial is in Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Palestine. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
Leonard I. “Shad” Kirk, 96, rural Oblong, died about 6:13 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2005, at his daughter’s residnece in rural Oblong.
The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, with Bro. Don Russell officiating. Burial is in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until service time Friday.
Ralph J. “Wally” Waldrop, 73, Springfield, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at his home.
The funeral was 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 4, at Bisch Funeral Home West, with Rev. Greg Roe officiating. Burial was in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
George Edward Lewis, 73, 201 E. Cherry Street, Hutsonville, died about 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2005, at his residence following several months of failing health.
Service arrangements are pending at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville.
Ida Mae Russell
Ida Mae Russell, 67, Holly Hill, S.C., died Tuesday morning, April 5, 2005, at her residence.
Funeral and burial are in South Carolina.
Karly Jo Smithenry, 23 month-old, rural Newton, died about 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., from injuries sustained from an accident at home.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Barry Harmon officiating. Burial is in Vanderhoof Cemetery, rural Newton. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Livio “Lee” A. Palanca, 81, Crete, died March 13, 2005, at Anchorage Nursing Home, Beecher.
The funeral was 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, at Panozzo Brothers Funeral Home, Chicago Heights, with Deacon Raymond Deabel officiating. Burial was in Abe Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
Jackie “Jack” Wayne Laffoon, 60, Robinson, died about 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville.
Graveside funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, with Rev. Jerry McDaniel officiating. Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson, is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy “Imogene” Chronic, 77, Lawrenceville, formerly of Oblong, died about 8:50 a.m. Friday, April, 1, 2005, at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville.
Graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Oblong Cemetery. Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Betty Mae Houpt, 80, Manassas, Va., formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., and Palestine, died Sunday, April 4, 2005, in Manassas, Va.
The funeral is 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine, with Rev. James Delaney III officiating. Burial is in Palestine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dorothy Nadine “Aunt Dee Dee” Gray, 90, 307 N. Jefferson, Robinson, died about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005, at the Odd Fellows - Rebekah’s Home, Mattoon, following several years of failing health.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation is from noon to service time Thursday. Burial is in Robinson New Cemetery.
Jeanine Copper, 71, Newton, died about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, at her home.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ste. Marie, with Fr. Barry Harmon officiating. Burial is in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ste. Marie. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and one hour prior to service at the church.