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Thomas Oldham

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[SEPT. 14, 2006]  Thomas Edward Oldham, 73, of Lincoln died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at 7:57 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Jame Hahs and the Rev. Julie Azbel officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Oldham retired from Carpenters Local 742 in Decatur.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Macon County to Fred and Margaret Cutler Oldham. He married Donabelle Manuel on Aug. 31, 1952, in Pana. She died May 10, 2005.

He is survived by three sons, Tommy (and April) Oldham of Delta Junction, Alaska,

Bobby Oldham of Kenney and Billy (and Julie) Oldham of Atlanta; one daughter, Jan Wood of Lincoln; one sister, Phyllis (and Paul) Muchow of Broadwell; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson and one brother, Robert.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, assisted the Logan County Food Pantry and was active in the Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Ky. He was also a member of Oconee Masonic Lodge and VFW Post 1756.

He was a graduate of Tower Hill Community High School.

Memorials may be made to the Logan County Food Pantry.

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