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Donald Dooley

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[August 05, 2008]  Donald Joseph Dooley, 86, of Lincoln, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at 11:05 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

There will be no visitation or funeral service.

Cremation will be handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Lincoln.

Mr. Dooley worked as a salesman for Harwicks Furniture in Lincoln and retired as manager of Avery & Comstock Furniture Store, where he worked for 22 years, and from Lincoln Furniture and Floor Covering, where he worked for 13 years.

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

He was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Brushy Mound Township, Macoupin County, to Leonard H. and Flora Selhime Dooley. He married Ferne Melton on Jan. 19, 1951, in Pocahontas, Ark. She preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 2007.

He is survived by one sister, Margaret Straub of Powell, Wyo.; three nieces, Joellen Hall of Bethalto and Linda Corso and Marilyn Hamblin, both of Litchfield; and one nephew, Walter C. Eppinger of Gillespie.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Retha Badman, and one nephew, Robert Eppinger.

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He attained the rank of sergeant in the military service and received five Bronze Stars and one Silver Star in the European Theater.

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