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[November 25, 2009]  JACKSONVILLE -- Mark Talmadge Grant, 55, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at his home.

In Jacksonville, visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Williamson Funeral Home.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta, where the family will meet friends one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Funks Grove Cemetery, near McLean.

Mr. Grant was a registered respiratory therapist. He had served as director of respiratory therapy at BroMenn Hospital in Normal and had worked at St. Johnís and Memorial hospitals in Springfield and at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1976.

He was born Jan. 3, 1954, in McLean County, the son of Charles Woodrow and Rachel Green Grant. He married Angie Coop on Oct. 29, 1998, in Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Sean Grant (and companion Kelsey Lamb) of Lincoln, Jason (and wife Alissa) Grant of Waynesville and Robert Grant of Lincoln; two stepdaughters, Whitney Stewart and Brynna Welsh, both of Jacksonville; one stepson, Korey Stewart of Glen Carbon; four grandchildren, Ashtyn, Brittain, Owen and Aiden; and two sisters, Charlene (and Bruce) Weaver of Washington and Connie Swearingen of Galt, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville.

He graduated from McLean-Waynesville-Armington High School in 1972. He also graduated from Lincoln Land Community College and Sangamon State University.

Mark enjoyed building and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the McLean American Legion.

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