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Carl Bridges Jr.

Carl J. Bridges Jr., 78, of Lincoln died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at 11:58 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Henderson on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be from noon until the service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Bridges retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria in 1991.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1947.

He was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Lincoln to Carl and Mamie Smith Bridges. He married Neva F. Robbins on June 10, 1949, in Lincoln. She survives.

Other survivors are four sons, Roger (and Vicki) Bridges of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Rick Bridges of Decatur, Rodney (and Janice) Bridges of Hartsburg and Randy (and Tina) Bridges of Atlanta; one daughter, Debbie Carter of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Ronald Bridges of Latham; and one sister, Marie (and Cal) Martin of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Larry; one brother, Bob; and one sister, Betty Letterly.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lincoln, American Legion Post 263, Eagles Lodge 2708 and the Moose Lodge.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lincoln or the American Cancer Society.

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Deborah Marlett

Deborah Runge Marlett, 51, of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of McLean, died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at 6:58 a.m. at R.H.D. Memorial Hospital in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLean Christian Church. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Robert Twist officiating.

Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington.

Ms. Marlett was employed at D.P.I. Teleconnect Inc. in Dallas, Texas, and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

She was born May 13, 1952, in Bloomington to Elmer and Oral Reeves Range.

Survivors are one son, Chad (and Amy) Marlett of Grand Prairie, Texas; one daughter, Amber (and Brian) Downes of Bedford, Texas; one granddaughter, Jordan Marlett; one brother, Charles (and Marsha) Runge of McLean; and three sisters, Janice (and Larry) Simpson of McLean, Sharon (and Jerry) Williams of Normal and Connie (and Dan) Fritcher of Normal.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She enjoyed books and Christmas and was an Elvis fan along with being a TV and movie buff. She loved children.

She had a wonderful sense of humor and a laugh that everyone enjoyed.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be greatly and sadly missed by all.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Make a Wish Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.



Eileen Freeman

Eileen Freeman, 86, of Lincoln died Friday (Feb. 13, 2004), at 5 p.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Carnahan officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker.

She was born July 20, 1917, in Lincoln to George H. and Esther Bruebeck Jones. She married Delbert Freeman on June 2, 1944, in Lebanon, Mo.

Survivors are one daughter, Doris (and Red) Rogers of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Melode Rogers of Lincoln; one grandson, Troy (and Mary) Rogers of Lincoln; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Donath of Storm Lake, Iowa; and one brother, Paul Leo (and Eileen) Jones of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Village or to Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Stanley F. Lucas

Stanley F. Lucas., 86, of Lincoln died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at 5:20 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

A memorial service was on Monday morning at Holland and Barry  Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation preceded the service.

Burial is in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Lucas had worked at the Lucas Farmer Grocery store in Lincoln.

He lived for many years at the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in Springfield.

He was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Lincoln to Gus and Hazel Farmer Lucas. He was never married.

He is survived by two nieces, Meredith Lucas of Swansea and Belinda Lucas of Lincoln; a nephew, Thomas Lucas of Lincoln; and four great-nephews, Erik Lucas of San Jose, Jason Lucas of Lincoln, Matthew Lucas of Columbia, Mo., and David Lucas of Mason City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David E. Lucas; and a nephew, Michael Lucas.

Memorials may be made to the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in Springfield.

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