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Roscoe Edwards

Roscoe D. Edwards, 76, of McLean died Friday (June 13, 2003) at 6:03 p.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

A graveside service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the McLean Cemetery. The Rev. Don R. Doty officiated. There was no visitation.

Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta handled arrangements.

Mr. Edwards owned and operated Edwards Trucking in McLean for a number of years.

He was born Dec. 4, 1926, at McLean to John and Zula Bunch Edwards. He married Barbara Deatrick in 1954, and she preceded him in death.

Survivors are two sons, Johnny Edwards of Normal and Jimmy Edwards of Bloomington; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Bob Davison

Bob Davison, 71, of Bascom, Fla., died Thursday (June 12, 2003) at 12:06 p.m. at his home.

Committal of ashes will be at 11 a.m. June 25 at Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown. Roger James and Ken Davison will officiate. Military and Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave.

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Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling local arrangements.

Virginia Embree

Virginia H. Embree, 79, of Hartsburg died Thursday (June 12, 2003) at 5:55 a.m. at the Christian Village in Lincoln.

Visitation was on Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Christian Church, with Tom Gerdts officiating.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Embree was a homemaker, farmed with her husband and was a registered nurse. Before she retired, she was head nurse of the training department at Lincoln Developmental Center.

She was born May 17, 1924, in Hopewell, Va., to Leonard Clifton and Darah Salter Parsons. She married Estel Embree on July 3, 1968, in Lincoln.

Surviving are her husband, of Hartsburg; her mother, of Morehead City, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Jenny Lou (and Stanley) Boughan of Lincoln and Priscilla (and Dean) Rademaker of Springfield; 10 stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Preston (and Nina) Parsons of Randleman, N.C., William Bryan Parsons of Crozet, Va., and James C. (and Vicki) Parsons of Craven County, N.C.; and four sisters, Reba P. Phibbs of Highpoint, N.C., Christine P. (and Doug) Holland of Raleigh, N.C., Ida P. (and Edfred) Gaskill of Morehead City, N.C., and JoAnne P. (and Arthur) Lewis of Moreland City, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church and a 50-year P.E.O. member.

She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and received her master's degree from Florida State University. She also had a teaching certificate for nurses.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Evelyn Maxey

Evelyn Maxey, 88, of McLean died Saturday (June 14, 2003) at 2:19 a.m. at Manorcare Health Services in Normal.

A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the McLean Cemetery. The Rev. Melvin Angel will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Maxey was a homemaker.

She was born May 27, 1915, in Casey County, Ky. to Charlie and Cora Spaulding Smith. She married William Harrison Maxey on April 26, 1943, in Lincoln. He died Feb. 11, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McLean Grade School.

Wilford Scroggin

Wilford K. Scroggin Jr., 87, of Mount Pulaski died Thursday (June 12, 2003) at 9:35 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. The rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Mount Pulaski, with Father Thomas Shaw officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mr. Scroggin was a retired farmer and a fisherman.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945.

He was born Oct. 8, 1915, at Mount Pulaski to Wilford K. and Lois Huck Scroggin Sr. He married Margaret Schick in Elkhart on Aug. 1, 1945.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Karl Scroggin of Springfield; one daughter, Diane Scroggin (and Richard Hackett) of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and one brother, Tom (and Lois) Scroggin of Mount Pulaski.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael, and one daughter, Nora.

He was a member of Mount Pulaski VFW. He served on the board of the Farmer's Bank of Mount Pulaski and on the Steenbergen Cemetery board.

He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church of Mount Pulaski, to which memorials may be made.

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