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Taplia 'Junior' Renfrow

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[June 02, 2008]  ATLANTA -- Taplia R. "Junior" Renfrow, 64, of Atlanta, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 11:27 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eminence Christian Church, with Scott Wolf officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Renfrow farmed in Eminence Township for many years. He owned and operated the Atlanta Garage from 1983 until 1998. He was the Atlanta Township highway commissioner from 1993 until 2005.

He was born in rural Atlanta on May 4, 1944, to Taplia Marion and Marie Birkley Renfrow. He married Cheryl Rademaker on Jan. 29, 1965, in Normal.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jack (and Betty) Renfrow of Atlanta and David (and Dianna) Renfrow of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Samantha Renfrow and A.J. Renfrow of Atlanta, Jessica Morris of Lincoln, and Jericho (and Jermain) Johnson of Tifton, Ga.; one brother, Everett Leon (and Margaret) Renfrow of Atlanta; three sisters, Dorothy Clenin of Lincoln, Marion (and James) Thompson of Atlanta and Lucy (and David) Boyer of McLean; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Renfrow; and one sister, Helen Hayes.

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He was a member of the Eminence Christian Church.

He was a radio operator for the Atlanta Fire Department for 20 years and was a storm spotter for the city for 30 years.

He graduated from Hartsburg-Emden High School in 1962.

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta Rescue Squad or the building fund at Eminence Christian Church.

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