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Sheril 'Smokey' Fannin       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 19, 2004

LINCOLN -- Sheril D. "Smokey" Fannin, 73, of Lincoln died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Timothy Priest officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Fannin retired in 1992 from St. Gobain Container Corp. in Lincoln, where he was a line worker.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born March 10, 1931, at Heyworth. He married Frieda McCoy in 1956. Later he married Pat Brazzell in Lincoln on May 4, 1969.  She died July 8, 1994.

Surviving family members are two sons, Marty (and Anselma "Smith") Fannin of Pontiac and David Seaman of Indiana; two daughters, Glenda Logan of Lincoln and Susan (and Doug) Newman of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Fannin; his father; and his grandparents who raised him, William Harrison and Myrtle Angeline McGuire Fannin.

He was an avid pool player, cook and music collector. He also enjoyed bowling.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart League, Walls, Miss., or St. Jude's Children's Research.

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Bonnie Brooks       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 19, 2004

ATLANTA -- Bonnie J. Brooks, 77, of Atlanta, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at 5:20 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre in Lincoln, where she had resided since 2001.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Atlanta Christian Church, with Ralph O. Swarthout officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Quiram Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Brooks served as postmaster in Atlanta for several years. Before being employed by the U.S. Postal Service, she worked for Stetson China Company in Lincoln.

She was born Oct. 22, 1927, at Pittsfield to Charles and Leta Bain Shinn. She married Charles G. Brooks on April 4, 1945, at Henderson, Ky., He died Nov. 9, 1993.

She is survived by five children, Dennis (and Donna) Brooks of Blue Mound, Randy (and Shelly) Brooks of Atlanta, Gale (and Tom) Miller of Atlanta, Brenda (and Jeff) Gordon of Branson, Mo., and Angela (and Ed) Page of El Paso; one foster daughter, Wanda (and Hal) Gray of Bloomington; 12 grandchildren and one step-granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Basil Hendricks; and her stepmother, Mickey Shinn.

She was a member of the Atlanta American Legion Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors of America and the Atlanta United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church or the Atlanta Christian Church.

Helen Million       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 18, 2004

LINCOLN -- Helen L. Million, 86, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at 6:03 a.m. at her home.

A graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday in New Union Cemetery, with the Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating.

There was no visitation.

Peasley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Million worked at the Lincoln Garment Factory for 50 years.

She was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Chicago to Theodore "Ted" and Lucille Starkl Young. She married Paul Million on Dec. 27, 1941, in Hannibal, Mo. He died April 25, 2001.

Mrs. Million is survived by one sister, Irene Briggs of Santa Monica, Calif.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Ethel La Palam.

She was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

She graduated from Lincoln High School.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702.

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Nellie Sheehan       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 16, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Nellie M. Sheehan, 90, of rural Mount Pulaski, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at 3:15 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Her funeral will follow at 7 p.m., with Bill Shanle officiating. The service will celebrate Mrs. Sheehan's life and her going home to the Lord.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake Bank Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mrs. Sheehan was a homemaker, farmer and avid gardener on the family farm for over 60 years. Before her marriage she had been employed at the Mueller Company in Decatur.

She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Decatur to Harry and Margaret Blakeman Fishburn. She married Edward B. Sheehan in Decatur on March 22, 1944. He died Dec. 17, 1973.

She is survived by one daughter, Angela (and David) Onuma of Carlock; two sons, Dennis (and Linda) Sheehan of Gydnia, Poland, and Gale (and Shelly) Sheehan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jani (and Richie) Jones of Lincoln, Daniel (and Karen) Sheehan of Mount Pulaski, Laura (and David) Salander Jr. of Lincoln, Heather Sheehan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Micah Sheehan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Katie Onuma of Carlock; one great-grandchild, Emma Jones of Lincoln, and two step-great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Austin Jones of Beason.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Samuel Ervin Fishburn, and one sister, Dorothy Doty.

A memorial message: "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, a time to die ... a time to remember and honor Nellie Sheehan, a loving wife, Mom, Grandma, sister, aunt, friend and servant of the Lord."

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

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