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Clifford 'Digger' Cadwallader

Clifford E. "Digger" Cadwallader, 89, a lifelong resident of Lincoln, died Monday (Aug. 16, 2004) at 12:52 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

He donated his body to science. There will be no services.

Mr. Cadwallader worked for 40 years tending bar and was head of the bartender local for many years.

He was born Feb. 10, 1915, in Lincoln to John and Edith Etterline Cadwallader.

He is survived by one sister, Ruth Trommer of Elgin, and several nieces and nephews.

Three brothers preceded him in death.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 1441.

He graduated from Lincoln Community High School.

Memorials may be made to Maple Ridge are Centre, Lincoln.

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Margaret Keys

Margaret H. Keys, 83, of Lincoln died Sunday (Aug. 15, 2004) at 12:52 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. There will be no visitation.

Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.

Mrs. Keys was a former employee of the Illinois secretary of state's office.

She was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Claude and Lorene Orrell Henson. She married Sam Keys on April 26, 1947, in Streator. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, San Keys Jr. of Lincoln and Henson Keys of Champaign, and one brother, Gerald Henson of Arlington, Va.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln.

Mrs. Keys volunteered for the Elks Crippled Children's Hospital.

Memorials may be made to St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

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Brian Jones

Brian Keith Jones, 38, of Lincoln died Saturday (Aug. 14, 2004) at 11:53 a.m. at Peoria.

His body was cremated.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Chad Ragsdale officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Mr. Jones was a construction foreman for Lancom Communication and was currently a subcontractor for Bottrell Construction.

He was born Dec. 17, 1965, in St. Louis, Mo.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Larry and Sandy Jones of Pekin; his mother, Linda Jones of Lincoln; three brothers, Dallas (and Deb) Jones of Lincoln, Larry (and Susan) Jones of Hartsburg and Jeff Jones of Lincoln; one sister, Becky (and David) Katz of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend of 25 years, Beth Fulscher of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

He was an avid reader of poetry and Shakespeare, loved classical music, was a world traveler, and was a black belt in martial arts.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Charles Carter

A memorial service for Dr. Charles C. Carter will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Carol Andricks officiating. Visitation will follow in the basement of the First United Methodist Church in Mount Pulaski.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Dr. Carter, 85, of Saratoga, Calif., formerly of Mount Pulaski, died May 24, 2004, at his home in California. He was a professor at San Jose State University for 23 years.

He was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Mount Pulaski to Clair and Nettie Kusterer Carter.

He is survived by his wife, Corinn Carter of Saratoga, Calif.; one brother, Wesley (and Dorothy) Carter of Mount Pulaski; and three nephews, John Carter of Decatur, William Dykstra of Florida and Jay Dykstra of Wisconsin.

He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Lincoln Elks Club 914.

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