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Dana Butler

Dana Lynn Butler, 42, of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Mason City, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at his home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Boyce officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Butler was a welder for Kavron Shipyard.

He was born Aug. 3, 1959, in Lincoln.

Surviving are his father, Wayne Nelson, of Mason City; one daughter, Lisa Butler of Florida; and three brothers, Shawn Nelson of Middletown and Earl and Dirk Nelson of Mason City.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Butler.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Mason City Fire Department.


Margaret Becherer

Margaret "Mickey" Boyett Becherer, 75, of Alexandria, Va., formerly of Lincoln, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia.

Cremation rites were accorded.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, with the Venerable William H. Moore Jr., archdeacon of Springfield, officiating.

Inurnment of ashes will be in the Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium.

Mrs. Becherer was co-owner of Becherersí Jewelry in Hope, Ark. She retired and moved to Lincoln in 1991. She and her husband resided in Lincoln until 1997.

She was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Hope, Ark., to James Allen and Grace Omega Rail Boyett. She married Terry M. Becherer on Feb. 15, 1948.

Surviving are her husband, of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Terri Becherer of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sally Becherer of Springfield; one son, Thomas L. (and wife Jenny) Becherer of Arlington, Va.; one grandson, Tom Ed Becherer of Arlington, Va.; one brother, Barney Boyett of San Antonio, Texas; and one sister, Johnnie Hanks of Conway, Ark.

She was a member of St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Va.

Memorials may be made to the Margaret B. Becherer Scholarship Foundation, care of First National Bank, P.O. Box 520, Hope, AR 71801.


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Arlie Joiner

Arlie Joiner, 69, of Lincoln died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2002, at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral, also at Fricke-Calvert Schrader, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday. Craig Smith will officiate.

Joiner was former owner and operator of Arrowhead Campground at Clinton. He worked 30 years at Lincoln Developmental Center and was a supervisor at Logan Mason Rehabilitation Center.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.

He was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Harrisburg to Arlie and Ressie Belford Joiner. He married Lila Lockaby on May 12, 1956, in Corinth, Miss.

Surviving are one son, Jeff (and Carolyn) Joiner of Dayton, N.J.; one daughter, Lisa (and Michael) MacDonald of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Cassandra Joiner and Miles Joiner, both of Dayton, N.J.; and two sisters, Lois Horchem of Mount Pulaski and Irene Whitlock of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his wife, one brother and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Illinois.

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