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Mark Fry

Mark Anthony Fry, 50, died Monday (May 31, 2004) at 11:54 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Cremation rites have been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time.

Burial will be at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Fry was employed as a correctional officer at Lincoln Correctional Center for 20 years.

He was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Alton to Byron and Mildred Ann Hickey Fry.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather (Courtney) Raymond of Lincoln; sons Justin Fry of Lincoln and Bill Kuhlman of Springfield; stepchildren Jennifer Matthews and Mike Spurgeon of Lincoln and Carrie Harold of Atlanta; three grandchildren; three brothers, Mike Fry of Clinton and Pat Fry and Ray Fry, both of Lincoln; two sisters, Ann Mardis and Kathy Diamond of Lincoln; and a special friend, Carol Spurgeon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jay Fry.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Music was his life and he enjoyed playing the guitar.

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Phyllis Adams

Phyllis Arlene Adams, 78, of Minier left this earth Monday (May 31, 2004) at 12:03 p.m. at Hopedale Nursing Home to be with her Lord face to face. "Her family will weep only for a nighttime, because her joy has come this morning."

A celebration of life will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Minier Christian Church, Stringtown Road. Pastors Norv Condy and nephew Thomas Farrington of Eldon, Mo., will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

A graveside service will be offered by Andy Johnson at Armington Oakview Cemetery, where Mrs. Adams' earthly tent will reside until our Lord's return.

Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born July 2, 1925, in Bloomington to Luther D. and Gretrude B. Tuggle Chamberlin, now deceased. She was united in marriage to Owen L. Adams on July 22, 1944, at Atlanta Christian Church. She is survived by her husband of 60 years.

Other survivors include three daughters, Sharon (and William) Walters of Minier, Connie (and Robert) Zachrich of Defiance, Ohio, and Celest (and Darrell) Staples of Minier; two sisters, Edith Kelly of Eldon, Mo., and Charlene (and Frank) Scharite of Augusta, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Jeff (and Marilyn) Staples, Rod (and Shelley) Walters, Gregg (and Candy) Walters, Lisa (and Kerry) Cyrulik, Robb (and Tracey) Zachrich, Melissa (and Mike) Pfeffer, Derek (and Sandra) Staples, Jaymes (and Kelly) Zachrich and Ben Zachrich; 17 great-grandchildren; a missionary son, Salnave Desasrmes of Port Au Prince, Haiti; and a physician son, Dr. Phil Rossi of Hopedale.

She was a member of the Minier Christian Church. She served in the church choir, Women's Council, mission committee, as forwarding agent for Evangelical Christian Mission, Sunday school and VBS teacher, on the Little Galilee Christian Assembly staff and as MTA Girl Scout leader. She also served with the Minier Businessmen's Association, Junior and Senior Minier Women's Clubs, and as president of the Harry Riddle Post, American Legion Auxiliary.

She graduated from Atlanta High School in 1944 and attended Lincoln Christian College.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Minier Christian Church, Little Galilee Christian Assembly or Minier Rescue Squad.

Though some readers may say she is dead, she is living life to the fullest and has received her crown of life. She only awaits her glorified body.


Normajean Douglas

Normajean L. Douglas, 65, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 12:05 a.m. at her home.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elkhart Cemetery, with Glenn Michaelis officiating.

There is no visitation.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Douglas was a secretary at Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation.

She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Lincoln to Fred L. and Zerelda J. Schulte Michaelis. She married Willis Larry Douglas on Dec. 28, 1965, in Vinegrove, Ky.

She is survived by her husband, of Mount Pulaski; her mother, of Lincoln; two daughters, Tami (and Chris) Sprague of Lincoln and Tori (and Mike) Cox of Springfield; a precious niece, Carol (and Tim) Forlow of Logansport, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Glenn (and Mary) Michaelis of Lincoln; two nieces, Debbie Graham of Clovis, Calif., and Janice Strawser of Heyworth; one nephew, Mark Chapin of Branson, Mo.; three great-nephews and three great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews and two great-great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Marilyn Chapin.

She attended Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Decatur.

She was a union counselor for the Decatur Trades and Labor Union and a volunteer for United Way.

She was an avid crafter and taught craft classes for years.

She graduated from Mount Pulaski High School in 1956.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.

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Harry Crossman

Harry Dale Crossman, 87, a resident of the Apostolic Christian Restmore Nursing Home in Morton and formerly of Beason, died Monday (May 31, 2004) at 6:42 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Delmar Holbrook officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Keys Cemetery, rural Beason.

Mr. Crossman retired in 1987. He had been a truck driver in highway maintenance for the state of Illinois and for the Logan County Highway Department.

He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps, 38th Infantry Training Squadron, engine flying training squadron, 234th AAF Base Unit, Clovis, N.M. He was discharged in 1945.

He was born Feb. 21, 1917, in Eureka to Harry J. and Nellie M. Blaine Crossman. He married Dorothy Burwell on June 3, 1943, in Pampa, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, of Morton; one son, Tommy Lee (and Susan) Crossman of Spring Hill, Fla.; two daughters, Jackie Dayle Schertz of Morton and Vickie Sue (and Steve) Herman of Washington; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Crossman of Gibson City; and two sisters, Ruth (and the Rev. Delmar) Holbrook of Anderson, Ind., and Joan (and Wayne) Fritch of Antioch.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Claude, and two sisters, Helen and Dorothy.

He was a member of the Beason United Methodist Church.

He was a volunteer fireman for 22 years for the Beason Fire Department and served one term as town clerk of Beason.

Memorials may be made to the Beason Fire Department or Apostolic Christian Restmore Nursing Home in Morton.

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Wyatt Wedgeworth

Wyatt Mitchell Wedgeworth, 3, of Lincoln died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 11:12 a.m. from a fire at his home.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home of Lincoln, with the Rev. Glenn Shelton officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Wyatt was born April 14, 2001, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his parents, Robert Wedgeworth and Shanda Roderick; two sisters, Ashley and Emily Roderick of Lincoln; one brother, Jonas Wedgeworth of Lincoln; maternal grandparents Jim and Doris Norman of Bismark; paternal grandparents Ed and Virginia Neer of Carl Junction, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother Opal Mitchell of Austin, Texas; aunts and uncles Ron and Shawn Sillings of Lincoln, Scott and Lisa Norman of Florida, Chris and Terry Norman of Illinois, Amy Anderson of Watseka and Dana Frazier of Carbondale; and cousins Heather, Jessica, Kayla, Sarah, Kelly, Ramee, Tres and Camdon.

He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandfather Arthur Mitchell and paternal great-grandparents Bill and Alice Sillings.

He attended Christian Child Care of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the Wyatt M. Wedgeworth Fund at State Bank of Lincoln, 508 Broadway.


Rosetta Dolson

Rosetta J. "Rose" Dolson, 78, of Lincoln died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 6:35 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Ms. Dolson owned Dolson Outdoor Advertising and the Marble Manor Tavern in Amherst, Ohio.

She was born July 14, 1925, in Lincoln to William "Bill" and Bertha Oleskey Johnson.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Barbara Price of Pekin; two granddaughters, Aimee (and A.J.) Ravgiala of Austin, Texas, and Rebecca Price of Pekin; two stepsons, Les (and Ginny) Kreeger of Akron, Ohio, and Lowell (and Judy) Kreeger of Flemington, N.J.; five stepgrandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, George Wieber of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by one son, William A. Price.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a member of the Emblem Club of Lincoln. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagles and AMVETS, all in Amherst, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

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Garvice Phillips

Garvice Earl Phillips, 85, formerly of Mason City, died May 26, 2004, in Wilmington, N.C.

Visitation was on Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

A graveside service was Wednesday morning at Mason City Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Paddack officiating.

Mr. Phillips retired from Cutler-Hammer in Lincoln.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born April 20, 1919, in Green County, Ky., to Vernon Earl and Susie Phillips. He married Daisy Turner.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Barbara Parker of Wilmington, N.C.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Phillips of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

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