Area Obituaries

Joe Sams

Joe “Roger” Sams, age 80 of Big Rapids formerly of Tuscola, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at Altercare of Big Rapids. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is pending at this time. Arrangements and care are entrusted to the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids. Share a memory or leave a condolence…

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Madge Fultz

Madge M. Fultz, 85, Atwood, passed away at 4 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at the Arthur Home, Arthur. Graveside Services were Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood. Visitation was prior to the services at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood.

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Jim Dickson

James T. “Jim” Dickson, 61, of Tuscola, passed away at 7:24 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Private services will be held at the Family Cemetery. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street Tuscola, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Carl Barbee

Carl Leroy Barbee, 89 of Atwood, passed away at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 231 North Illinois St., in Atwood. The Rev. Lanny Faulkner will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will follow…

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Tony Roberts

Anthony Raymond “Tony” Roberts, 57, of Tuscola, passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 at his residence. To honor Tony’s wishes, no formal services will be held. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Robert G. Conlin

Robert G. Conlin, 86 of Arthur, passed away at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola. Father Angel Sierra officiated. Burial with Military Rites was in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation was…

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Elizabeth Trier

Elizabeth Jean Trier, 85, of Mattoon, died at 4:44 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Mattoon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Brian Lucier as officiant. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. at the Hall. Shrader…

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Marcella Skaggs

The life of Marcella Ann Skaggs, age 82, of Champaign, formerly of Tuscola, ceased at 6:42 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 2602 W. Bloomington Rd., Champaign, IL. Brother Marshall Crosby officiating. A visitation will be at noon with…

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Billie Lee

Billie Jean Lee, 92, of Tuscola, passed away at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living, Mattoon. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at the Tuscola United Methodist Church, 901 North Prairie St., Tuscola, with Rev. Terri Haas officiating. Burial will follow in the Tuscola…

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Wayne Huber

Wayne K. Huber, 78, of Temple, Texas, formerly of Tuscola, Newman, Broadlands and Champaign, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 North Main Street, Tuscola. A memorial service will be…

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