Area Obituaries

Mary Hitt

Mary Maudine Hitt, 93, Arcola, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Charleston. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Mary was born on May 1, 1926 in Ezel, Ky. She…

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J.M. (Mike) Flenniken

Heaven was surely blessed in receiving John Michael (“Mike”) Flenniken on July 1, 2019. Mike was born in Monticello on April 29, 1951. Mike always kept an open heart to those that were less fortunate and went out of his way to help all who crossed his path. From assisting family members with sound advice…

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Clarice Dallas

Clarice Dallas, 94, of Arcola, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Arcola Health Care Center, Arcola. A Prayer Service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Arthur Cemetery, Arthur. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following at the Fellowship Center,…

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Mary Carlyle

Mary Fern Carlyle, 94, of rural Tuscola, passed away at 2:08 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Zion United Church of Christ, rural Arthur, IL with Rev. Kenneth Roedder officiating. Burial will be in…

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Ray North Jr.

Jay Raymond “Ray” North Jr., 85, of Rockville, Ind., passed away July 5, 2019 at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. He was born May 29, 1934 the son of Jay Raymond and Antoinette Dornblaser North of Tuscola. He married Sue Sappenfield on June 17, 1956 and has resided in Parke County since 1963 and winters in…

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Lloyd Navel

Lloyd Earl “Buck” Navel, age 92 of Oakland, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Paris Healthcare Center. Lloyd was born May 31, 1927 in Bourbon to Ray Otis and Ima Jane (Auten) Navel. He married Hazel Elizabeth Conn on May 17, 1947 in Tuscola, and they enjoyed 72…

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Faye Dunnagan

Faye Dunnagan, 82, of Tuscola, passed away at 2:55 P.M. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola. The Rev. Kent Conover officiated. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior…

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Al Mor

Alfred “Al” Charles Mor, 93, of Arcola, died at 1:32 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at Arbor Rose in Arcola. Funeral services were Friday, June 28, 2019 at Shader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola, with Rev. Angel Sierra officiating. Burial followed in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral…

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Thomas Boyer

Thomas R. Boyer, 88, of Tuscola, passed away at 2:29 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his residence in Tuscola. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola. The Rev. Shane Beever will officiate. Burial will be in the…

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Dorothy Fidler

Dorothy Irene Tynan Fidler, 83, Arcola, died at 7:55 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Arcola United Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Stump officiating. Burial will follow in the Humboldt Cemetery. Visitation will be held…

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