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Ersalien Boyd 
URBANA – Memorial services for Ersalien Boyd, 84, of 917 Linview Ave., U, will be at a later date. 
Twin City Memorial Chapel, Champaign, is handling arrangements. 
Mrs. Boyd died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) at ManorCare Health Services, Urbana. 

Marcelle Bracken 
COVINGTON, Ind. – Marcelle Bracken, 75, of Covington, Ind., died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at West Central Community Hospital, Clinton, Ind. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Funeral Home, 622 Third St., Covington, Ind. The Rev. Paul Kent will officiate. Burial will be in Kingman Fraternal Cemetery, Kingman, Ind. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with Eastern Star services at 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. 

James Buck 
PENFIELD – James "Danny" Buck, 64, of Penfield died at 9 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at The Carle Arbours, Savoy. 
Funeral arrangements were pending at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. 

Chlora Buckler 
URBANA – Private graveside services for Chlora Bernadine "B" Buckler, 90, of Urbana will be in Newman Cemetery, Newman. The Rev. Lisa Hadler will officiate. 
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, U. 
Mrs. Buckler died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at MeadowBrook Health Care Center, Urbana. 

Christy Burt 
HOOPESTON – Christy Burt, 19, of Hoopeston died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) in the Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital emergency room. 
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 423 S. Third St., Hoopeston. The Rev. R. Anthony Lee will officiate. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington St., Hoopeston, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday. 

Paul Hart 
DANVILLE – Paul Edward Hart, 85, of Danville died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Danville. 
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Pape Memorial Home and Cremation Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. 

Velma Hillery 
HOMER – Velma O. Hillery, 97, of the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana, formerly of Homer, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at the nursing home. 
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kirby Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St., Homer. The Rev. Don Strohl will officiate. Burial will be in the GAR Cemetery, Homer. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Maybelle Johnson 
SAVOY – Maybelle Helen Johnson, 92, of Savoy, formerly of Urbana, died at 12:33 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at the Carle Arbours in Savoy. 
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, U. 

Sadie Johnson 
TILTON – Sadie Johnson, 67, of Tilton died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville. 
Funeral arrangements were pending at Pape Memorial Home and Cremation Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. 

Marjorie Maden 
NORMAL – Funeral services for Marjorie Maden, 80, of Normal, formerly of DeLand, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trigg and Calvert DeLand Chapel. The Rev. N. Nadine Preston will officiate. 
Burial will be in DeLand Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Mrs. Maden died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal. 

Jesse Perkins 
CHAMPAIGN – Funeral services for Jesse William Perkins, 77, formerly of 1120 W. Park St., C, will be at noon Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 808 E. Bradley Ave., C. The Rev. Lundy Savage will officiate. 
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. 
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Twin City Memorial Chapel, Champaign, is handling arrangements. 
Mr. Perkins died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) at the Danville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

Laura Reber 
RANTOUL – Funeral services for Laura E. Reber, 92, of Rantoul, formerly of Elliott, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher. The Rev. Michael Dean will officiate. 
Burial will be in East Bend Memorial Gardens, Fisher. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, 303 N. Church St., Gibson City, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. 
Mrs. Reber died at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. 

George Reed 
ST. JOSEPH – Funeral services for George Dale Reed, 70, of St. Joseph will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ, 226 Sherman St., St. Joseph. The Rev. Tom Anders will officiate. 
Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm. Friday at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand St., St. Joseph. 
Mr. Reed died at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. 

Sarah Robb 
ST. CLOUD, Fla. – Private burial for Sarah Marie Robb, 89, of St. Cloud, Fla., formerly of Waynesville, will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville. 
There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements. 
Mrs. Robb died at 10:35 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 3, 1999) at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. 

Henry Sapoznik 
URBANA – Henry W. Sapoznik, 87, of 101 W. Windsor Road, U, died at 2:50 a.m. today (Oct. 7, 1999) at Meadowbrook Health Center, Urbana. 
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Champaign. Rabbi Norman M. Klein will officiate. 
Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, is handling arrangements. 

Caton Scott 
CHAMPAIGN – Caton Scott, 68, of El Paso, Ill., formerly of Champaign, died at noon Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at the El Paso Health Care Center. 
Funeral arrangements were pending at Heath & Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., C. 

John Sparks 
MOLINE – John Edward Sparks, 66, of Moline died Sunday (Oct. 3, 1999) at the Veterans Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. 
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline. Burial, with military rites conducted by Moline American Legion Post 246, was held in National Cemetery, Rock Island. 

Ersaleen Boyd 
URBANA – Memorial services for Ersaleen Boyd, 84, of 917 Linview Ave., U, will be at a later date. 
Twin City Memorial Chapel, Champaign, is handling arrangements. 
Mrs. Boyd died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) at ManorCare Health Services, Urbana. 

Tilman Bryant 
WESTVILLE – Tilman C. "Tim" Bryant, 85, of Danville died at 4:33 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wolfe Funeral Home, 414 S. State St., Westville. Burial will be in Sandusky Cemetery, Westville. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

James Buck 
PENFIELD – Funeral Mass for James Daniel "Danny" Buck, 64, of Penfield will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Penfield. The Rev. Bill Keebler will officiate. 
Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a rosary at 4 p.m., at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove, Rantoul. 
Mr. Buck died at 9 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at The Carle Arbours, Savoy. 

Bruce Ferguson 
WESTVILLE – Bruce W. Ferguson, 48, of Westville died at 5:09 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westville Trinity United Church of Christ, Westville. The Rev. Phil Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Iowa. 
There will be no visitation. Wolfe Funeral Home, Westville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Timothy Gingerich 
ARTHUR – Timothy Lynn Gingerich, 5, of Arthur died at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) in rural Arthur. 
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Perry Hochstetler residence, 189 N. County Road, 000 E. Arthur. The Bishop Howard Otto will officiate. Burial will be in Otto Cemetery, Arthur. 
Visitation will be any time after 1 p.m. today, until the time of the funeral service at the Hochstetler residence on Sunday. 
Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, is in charge of arrangements. 

Maybelle Johnson 
SAVOY – Funeral services for Maybelle Helen Johnson, 92, of Savoy, formerly of Urbana, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. The Rev. David DeMott will officiate. 
Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Mayview. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Mrs. Johnson died at 12:33 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at The Carle Arbours, Savoy. 

Cecil Kendall 
HUTSONVILLE – Cecil LaVaughn Kendall, 66, of rural Hutsonville died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at his home. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Goodwine Funeral Home, 303 E. Main, Robinson. Burial will be in Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 

Gertrude Morgan 
URBANA – Gertrude Morgan, 96, of Urbana died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. 
Funeral arrangements were pending at Heath & Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., C. 

Jesse Perkins 
CHAMPAIGN – Funeral services for Jesse William Perkins, 77, formerly of 1120 W. Park St., C, will be at noon Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 808 E. Bradley Ave., C. The Rev. Lundy Savage will officiate. 
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. 
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Twin City Memorial Chapel, Champaign, is handling arrangements. 
Mr. Perkins died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) at the Danville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 

Lela Powers 
BROCTON – Lela L. Powers, 94, of Brocton died at 10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at the Paris Health Care Center, Paris, Ill. 
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Joines Funeral Home, 401 W. Gillogly St., Newman. The Rev. Duane Oakley will officiate. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, near Brocton. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Bert Ward 
SIDNEY – Bert J. Ward, 80, of Sidney died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at home. 
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Freese Funeral Home, 202 W. Main St., Sidney. 

June Wonderlin 
DANVILLE – June M. Wonderlin, 90, of Danville died at 2 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at Colonial Manor, Danville. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Funeral Chapel, 3550 N. Vermilion St., Danville. The Rev. Kevin Nourie will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville. 
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lucille E. Beales
STEPHEN CITY, Va. – Lucille E. Beales, 83, of Stephen City, formerly of Urbana, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday (Oct. 4, 1999) at the Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Va. 
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday at the chapel in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. 
Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, is handling local arrangements. 

Ersaleen Boyd 
URBANA – Memorial services for Ersaleen Boyd, 84, of 917 Linview Ave., U, will be at a later date. 
Twin City Memorial Chapel, Champaign, is handling arrangements. 
Mrs. Boyd died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) at ManorCare Health Services, Urbana. 

Delmar Custer 
PARRISH, Fla. – Delmar C. Custer, 73, of Parrish, Fla., formerly of Paxton and Rankin died at 6:12 p.m. Friday (Oct. 8, 1999) at the Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. 
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. The Rev. Gary N. Ingold of the Assembly of God Church, Rantoul, will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Opal Doty 
URBANA – Opal E. _Evon‘ Doty, 79, of Urbana, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 8, 1999) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. 
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, U. 

Eva Hall 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Eva P. Hall, 71, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Champaign, died Sept. 26, 1999, at Grand Rapids. 
Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at Grace Apostolic Assembly, Grand Rapids. Burial was in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich. Brown Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, handled arrangements. 

Paul Hart 
DANVILLE – Funeral Mass for Paul Edward Hart, 85, of Danville will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Danville. The Rev. Ted Pracz will officiate. 
Burial with military rites by American Legion Post 210 will be in Danville National Cemetery, Danville. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a parish wake at 4:30 p.m., at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. The Rev. Herman Bott will officiate. 
Mr. Hart died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at the Danville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Danville. 

Sadie Johnson 
TILTON – Funeral services for Sadie Johnson, 67, of Tilton will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. The Rev. Carroll Hamilton Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Potomac. 
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Mrs. Johnson died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville. 

Denise Laster 
DANVILLE – Visitation for Denise D. Laster, 42, of Danville will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville. 
Cremation will follow. 

Gertrude Morgan 
URBANA – Gertrude Morgan, 96, of Urbana died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. 
Funeral arrangements were pending at Heath & Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., C. 

Joe Morris Sr. 
VILLA GROVE – Joe E. Morris Sr., 95, of Villa Grove, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at the Clark Lindsey Village, Urbana. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Tuscola Cemetery, Tuscola. 
There is no visitation. Joines Funeral Home, Illinois 130 South, Villa Grove, is in charge of arrangements. 

Lela Powers 
BROCTON – Lela L. Powers, 94, of Brocton died at 10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 7, 1999) at the Paris Health Care Center, Paris, Ill. 
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Joines Funeral Home, 401 W. Gillogly St., Newman. The Rev. Duane Oakley will officiate. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, near Brocton. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Caton Scott 
EL PASO – Caton Scott, 68, of El Paso, formerly of Champaign, died at noon Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at the El Paso Health Care Center, El Paso. 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, C. John M. Reed will officiate.   

Marie Smith 
CHAMPAIGN – Marie Denise Smith, infant daughter of Maurice C. and Monique Roberson-Smith, Champaign, died at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 6, 1999) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. 
Private family services will be held. Aaron Cremation & Burial Services, Urbana, is handling arrangements. 

Bert Ward 
SIDNEY – Funeral services for Bert J. Ward, 80, of Sidney will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Freese Funeral Home, 202 W. Main St., Sidney. The Rev. Jack Cramer-Heuerman and the Rev. In-Sook Hwang will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Mr. Ward died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at home.


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