DECATUR -- LeRoy “Lee" Griffin, Jr., 57 of Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of Effingham, passed away Saturday morning, October 14, 2017 at The Crossing in Baton Rouge.

CLINTON -- Richard R. Tuggle 92 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:05 PM October 17, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois.

CAPSHAW, Dale, 87, Decatur, 1 p.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church. 

DECATUR -- Rudy Scott, 73, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Blue Mound and Decatur, passed away September 23. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Scott Sr., his mother, Romana (Sosa) Scott, two brothers, sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Robert W. Scott Jr. married to Margorie…

MONTICELLO -- Kimberly Ann Spark, 45 of White Heath, Illinois passed away (October 15, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana Illinois.

MOUNT ZION -- Brigitte Else Mast, 70, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.

DECATUR -- Alyssa Michelle Webb, 22, of Decatur, lost her soul to the Earth on October 14, 2017.

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DECATUR -- Rudy Scott, 73, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Blue Mound and Decatur, passed away September 23. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Scott Sr., his mother, Romana (Sosa) Scott, two brothers, sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Robert W. Scott Jr. married to Margorie…

DECATUR -- Willie Lord, 88, of Decatur died Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services: 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 with visitation one hour before at Main Street Church. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery. Walker Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit www.walkerf…

DECATUR -- Charlie T. Bond, 74, of Decatur passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. Visitation 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday October 20, 2017 at New Salem Baptist Church. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Saturday October 21, 2017 at New Salem Baptist Church with visitation one hour before service. Burial…

DECATUR -- Ruth I. Davids, 93, of Decatur passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Fair Havens Christian Home.

DECATUR -- Margarett Owens, 97, of Decatur died Saturday October 14, 2017 at McKinley Court. Homegoing Service: 12:00 Noon Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ the Living God (4240 East William Street Road ) with her son, Pastor Sam Owens, Officiating. Visitation one hour…

DECATUR -- Richard Vernon Smith, 63, of Decatur died Friday, October 6, 2017. Services 12:00 Noon Friday October 20, 2017 at Greater Northside Baptist Church with visitation one hour before. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. Walker Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit www…

DECATUR -- Dale Capshaw, 87, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.

BELLATTI, Ferne B., 100, Forsyth, 10 a.m. in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. 

DECATUR -- Betty Lorraine Shockey, 91, of Carlinville passed away at 11:10 A.M. Tuesday, October 4, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. 

DECATUR -- Sally Todd peacefully passed on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her home. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rebecca Merris and her husband, Wayne Todd. Surviving are children: Bob (Sharon) Todd, Champaign; Laurie Burk (Paul Schmid), Waynesville; Karen Todd, Decatur. …

DECATUR -- Nancy Leggions, 64, of Decatur died Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Services: 12:00 Noon Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Walker Funeral Service. Visitation one hour before. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. Walker Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

DECATUR -- Merritt Edward “Squeak” Overlin, 89, of Decatur, IL passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in his residence.

TUSCOLA -- Thelma Crist, 86, of Tuscola, IL passed away at 10:12 P.M. Friday October 13, 2017 surrounded by her family at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

COLLINS, Donald Wayne, 77, Decatur, 10 a.m. in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. 

LAKE CITY -- Carroll E. Elliott, 94, of Lake City, IL passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.

LOVINGTON -- Carol Joanne Morgan, 82, of Lovington, passed away, 2:37 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Sullivan Health Care Center.

DAVIS, Ruth, 93, Decatur, died Monday (Oct. 16, 2017). Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

DECATUR -- Amanda "Mae" Davis, 90, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Imboden Creek Living Center.

FORSYTH -- Ferne B. (Heddin) Bellatti, 100, of Forsyth, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

STEWARDSON -- Wayne Figgins, 82, of rural Stewardson, IL, died Saturday, October 14, 2017.

DECATUR -- Paula Sue Livesay, 72, of Dewey, Illinois formerly of Decatur and West Frankfort, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

CRIST, Thelma, 86, Tuscola, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2017). Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola.

MOUNT ZION -- Dean K. Freeland, 89, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 in his home.

OREANA -- Michelle M. Fleming, 47, of Oreana, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at her home, with her family by her side. Michelle was born December 17, 1969, in Decatur, to Jimmie Lee and Marie "Elaine" (Merold) Bilyeu. She married Troy Fleming on May 13, 1995, in Warrensburg. Start…

ATWOOD -- Shalynn Brooke Conner, 22, of Atwood, IL, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning, October 14, 2017 at her residence.

DECATUR -- Kevin D. Rohr, 62, of Decatur passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017.