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Abraham Vannoy

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[August 21, 2008]  Abraham Stephen Vannoy, 59, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Atlanta Cemetery, Atlanta, with the Rev. Larry Crawford officiating.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Open Arms Christian Fellowship in Lincoln.

Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mr. Vannoy retired from Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., where he worked as a mechanic. He was previously employed at Lincoln College as head groundskeeper until 2004.

He was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He was born June 29, 1949, in Atlanta to Harold M. and Budella Bradway Vannoy. He married Joyce Dugan on Feb. 26, 1972, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; three sons, Terry Treakle of Lincoln, Bill (and Jeanne) Treakle of Lincoln and Bruce (and Sue) Treakle of Atlanta; one daughter, Rhonda (and Glenn) Gillum of Lincoln; two brothers, Jerry Adams of Atlanta and Larry (and Karen) Vannoy of Atlanta; seven granddaughters; six grandsons, 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, one daughter, one granddaughter and two grandsons.

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