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Clifton Whiteman

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Archived Aug. 1, 2005

LINCOLN -- Clifton E. "Whitey" Whiteman , 74, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at 6:30 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mr. Whiteman retired from Pierce Glass Co. in 1986 as a packer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was born July 15, 1931, in Lincoln to Clifton A. and Mamie P. Huskins Whiteman. He married Lucille Underwood on May 9, 1953, at Waynesville.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one daughter, Marsha Dalla Valle (and Bill Greenwood) of Lincoln; two sons, Rick (and Sue) Whiteman of Lincoln and Randy (and Diana) Whiteman of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Michael Whiteman; one grandson, Randy J. Whiteman; and one sister, Ethel. He was the last of his immediate family.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or Hospice Care of Illinois.

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George Briggs          Send a link to a friend

Archived Aug. 1, 2005

LINCOLN -- George S. Briggs, 84, of Lincoln died Friday, July 29, 2005, at 10:25 p.m. at his home.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, with Phillip Blackburn officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the church.

A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston.

Mr. Briggs was a high school choral music teacher for 38 years and then retired in 1982. He had taught in Edwardsville, Peoria and Lombard.

He was born Oct. 30, 1920, in Charleston to George A. and Edna Smith Briggs. He married Thelma Whiteleather on Nov. 8, 1947, in Effingham.

Survivors include one son, Tim (and Susan) Briggs of Loveland, Colo.; one daughter, Beth (and Bob) Green of Lincoln; two grandsons, Joel Green and Ross Green, both of Lincoln; five sisters, Mary Hutchinson of Port Charlotte, Fla., Katherine Briggs of Charleston, Betty (and Whiteford) Colee of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Ruth (and Samuel) Bunch of Charleston and Margaret Ann (and Loyd) of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; one brother, Max (and LeAlice) Briggs of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a half sister, Dorothy, and a brother, Alexander.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln and was a certified Master Gardener.

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