DECATUR -- Jeffrey L. “Chip” Taylor, 59, walked into the open arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, September 11, 2017.

SHELBYVILLE -- Joanne “Jody” Darling, 74, of Shelbyville, IL, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Life’s Journey, Pana, IL.

ARTHUR -- J.C. Sexton, age 80, of Estero, Florida, formerly of Arthur, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

DECATUR -- Frank Lyndon Burris, 89, of Decatur passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Imboden Creek Living Center.

DECATUR -- Terry Williams, 65, of Decatur passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his residence.

DECATUR -- Nora Ann Baker, 72, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital.

BOYS, Sarah, 37, Decatur, 2 p.m. in Knights of Columbus Hall.

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EVANS, Albert, 32, Decatur, died Friday (Sept. 22, 2017). Walker Funeral Service.

LAKE CITY -- Vercie Cook, 95, Lake City, died 1:10 a.m. Sept. 3, 2017 in her son, Richard Cook's home, with family members by her side.

SHELBYVILLE -- Karen M. Hodges, 73, of Conway, South Carolina passed away suddenly on September 6, 2017 at Grand Strand Hospital in Myrtle Beach. She was born on February 23, 1944 in Shelbyville, Illinois to the late Orville and Mylbra Lee Jones. She is preceded in death by her brother Alan …

BECK, Mary V., 96, Sierra Vista, Ariz., formerly of Cowden, 11 a.m. in Herrick Christian Church, Herrick.

TAYLOR, Jeffrey L. "Chip," 59, Covington, Wash., died Sept. 11, 2017. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes.

ASSUMPTION -- William H. “Bill” Olinger, 80, of Assumption, died Wednesday, September 20 in his home. He was born October 10, 1936 in Moultrie County, IL, son of the late Harley & Beulah (Gregg) Olinger.

DECATUR -- Beverly A. Kraus, 82, of Decatur, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

TAYLORVILLE -- Joan Curtis (Hersey) Meyer, 84, of Taylorville, passed away at 10:55 pm on September 7, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield. Joan was born on March 21, 1933 in Milton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Earl Gordon and Dorothy Brooks (Jenkins) Hersey. She married William J…

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BURRIS, Frank Lyndon, 89, Decatur, died Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2017). Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. 

HAYNES, Dorothy J., 92, Decatur, 1p .m. in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. 

PANA -- Phillip Lee Jacobs Sr. 80, of Pana, IL passed away at 2:02 a.m. September 12, 2017 at Springfield Memorial Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident on Labor Day. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 24 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Z…

SHELBYVILLE -- Jim Pullen, 80, of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Mt. Zion, IL and Arcola, IL passed away at 12:25 A.M. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

DECATUR -- Frenchie Johnson, 88, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

DECATUR -- Doris Berta (Arnold) Rice, loving wife, mother, sister, and friend, 74, of Decatur, formerly of Heidelberg, Germany, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in her home.

DECATUR --Effie Mae Whiteman, 91, died Monday at 11:27 a.m., September 18, 2017. Effie was born on September 22, 1925. She married Robert Whiteman 70 years ago on December 25, 1946.

BIGGS, Roniesha J., 31, Georgia, formerly of Decatur, 11 a.m. in Main Street Church. 

DECATUR -- Milford Edison Sarff, 88, of Decatur, formerly of Kilbourne, went to be with the Lord on September 18th, 2017.

DECATUR -- Major Ross Bowers, 94, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in his home with his family by his side.

DECATUR --Russell Wayne Carr, 73, of Decatur, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

PULLEN, Jim, 80, Shelbyville, formerly of Mount Zion, died Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2017). Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola.

DECATUR -- Myron Lewis Thompson, 71, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer.

COWDEN -- Mary V. Beck, 96 of Sierra Vista, Arizona, formerly of Cowden, Illinois, passed away June 21, 2017 in Sierra Vista. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Herrick Christian Church with Visitation at 10:00 AM that same day in the church. Inurnment will be …