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James Johnson

Dr. James Ray Johnson, 61, of Lincoln, formerly of Springfield, died at 10:28 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2002, at his home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, 127 S. Logan St. in Lincoln.

The service, also at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, will be at 10 a.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Johnson was chief compliance officer for the Illinois State Board of Education before he retired.

He was born July 22, 1940, in Evansville, Ind., to Paul B. and Virginia Krutsinger Johnson.

One aunt, Anne Goin of Springfield, and several cousins survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

He graduated from Lincoln Community High School and the University of Arkansas and received his doctorate from the University of Illinois.

He was a member of the Good Guy Street Rod Club and the Railsplitter Car Club.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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Floyd Jones

Floyd Dwain Jones, 69, of Lincoln died at 8:39 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at St. Clara’s Manor.

His funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Park Meadows Baptist Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. S.M. Davis and the Rev. Tom Bryant officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service.

Burial, with military rites, will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Jones was a machinist at Fiatt Allis. Also, he was a tax examiner for the state of Illinois for 10 years.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was born Oct. 22, 1932, in Logan County to Floyd E. and Amy A. Dye Jones. He married Marilyn Finley on May 10, 1954, in Corinth, Miss.

Surviving are his wife, of Lincoln; three daughters, Marilyn J. (and David) Bertram, Vickie R. (and Tim) Loafman of Mount Pulaski and Cynthia S. Foley of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild and three step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Oneta Emmons of Middletown.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Emmons.

He was an active member of Park Meadows Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the church.

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