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Ann Isbell

May 28, 1936 - Nov 29, 2023

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Charleston, IL

G. Ann Isbell, age 87, of Charleston, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 12:15 a. m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. She was born May 28, 1936 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Robert and Alta (Johnson) Brooks. On December 30, 1955, she married James Ray Isbell in Charleston, IL. Survivors include her loving husband of 67 years, Jim Isbell of Charleston, IL; children, Kirk Isbell (Mary) of Charleston, IL, Jeri Hanner (Pud) of Charleston, IL, Tony Isbell of Marion, IL, and Becky...Read More

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Velda Hoker

Jul 14, 1940 - Feb 29, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Velda Hoker, age 83, of Charleston, IL (formerly of Orland Park, IL) passed away peacefully in her home at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024. She was born July 14, 1940, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Edward and Mina (Redvikus) Tomasewski. On October 8, 1960, she married James Carl Hoker in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Jim Hoker of Oaklawn, IL; children, James Edward Hoker; Toby Hilgenberg (Jim), Dawn Morey (Rick), and Andrew Hoker; grandchildren, Paul Hilgenberg (Jocelyn), Lena Cummings (Joshua), Mina Fairchild (Blake), Lydia Hilgenberg, Wyatt Morey, JackLynn Morey, Payton Hoker, Ethan Hoker, Collin Hoker, and Nolan Hoker; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Tomasewski (Rita) and Paul Tomasewski; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents. Velda was a 1958 graduate of Gage Park High School in Chicago, IL. She furthered her education by receiving an Culinary Arts and Public Health in Food Preparation Certificate from the University of Illinois. Velda was a loving homemaker, raising her children and looking after her husband throughout the years. She also previously worked at Hammond Lane. Velda was a faithful member St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon, IL. She actively participated in Quilts Etc. and was a member of the Home Extension Association. She also enjoyed bowling for several years with the Charleston Bowling League. Velda cherished the art of quilting and creating delicious meals. She treasured moments spent with her family and radiated warmth and kindness as a cherished friend to many. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Dan Ulrich officiating. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 8975 E. Co. Rd. 1200 N., Mattoon, IL 61920. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle, or post photos, please visit www.adamsfuneralchapel.com. Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL is in charge of the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Velda Hoker, please

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Dr. Ronald E. Gholson

Apr 05, 1944 - Feb 27, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Dr. Ronald E. Gholson, age 79, of Charleston, IL (formerly of Broughton, IL) passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at 12:38 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. He was born April 5, 1944, the son of Rex Roberts and Mary Ann (Turpin) Gholson at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, IL. He was previously married to Mary Helen Kane where they were blessed with their two wonderful children. Survivors include his children, daughter, Meredith Denise Boner (Michael) of Charleston, IL and son, Ashley Kane Gholson (Aimee) of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Katelyn Lee Gholson of Pekin, IL and Chase Dawson Clough of Charleston, IL; sister, Phylis Ann Cox of Marion, IL; life-long friend, Dr. Carol Marie Helwig of Charleston, IL; nieces, Christine Mead of Vienna, IL, Carolyn Foster (Don) of Arizona, and Ronda Ego of Marion, IL; nephews, Roger Gholson of Arizona and Rodney Gholson (Kari Beth) of Vienna, IL; and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents, Nathan Everett and Nellie Turpin; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Grace Gholson; brothers, Philip Fred and Rev. William Gholson; sister-in-law, Pauline Gholson; and niece, Donna Kay Ego. Ron's educational journey began at Broughton Grade School, a two-room school, for two years before transitioning to Broughton Elementary and later Eldorado High School for his secondary education. Following high school graduation, he pursued higher education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in science in Secondary Education. Undeterred by the challenges of advanced study, Ron continued his academic pursuits at SIU Carbondale, ultimately earning a PhD in a related field, solidifying his dedication to education and his commitment to scholarly achievement. Ron embarked on his professional career as an educator, spending twelve years teaching history at Norris City High School. During this time, he not only imparted historical knowledge to his students, immersed himself in directing various high school plays, and organized trips for high school seniors to Washington D.C. and other historical sites along the east coast. His dedication extended beyond the classroom as he worked closely with the State of Illinois History Fair. Ron's impact was profound, evident in the recognition he received from his students. In 1976, he joined the faculty in the College of Education at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Gholson taught courses to perspective students, who anticipated teaching at the secondary level. In addition to his instructional duties, he provided guidance and counseling to both undergraduate and graduate students, nurturing their development as future educators. Throughout his tenure at EIU, Ron was actively engaged in various service activities, including off-campus coursework and significant involvement in organizing the Illinois History Fairs hosted by EIU. It was during this time that he crossed paths with Dr. Carol Helwig, with whom he formed a lifelong companionship. Ron's dedication and contributions were recognized upon his retirement, as he was granted the title of Professor Emeritus in 2001. In retirement, Ron enjoyed traveling with Carol, gardening both vegetables and beautiful flowers, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and other family and friends. Ron cherished the friendships he made with many of his former classmates and colleagues. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, IL with Rodney Gholson officiating and Masonic Rites by May Lodge #718. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.until service time at Campbell Funeral Home, 201 E. Main Street, Norris City, IL 62869. Entombment will follow at Hickory Hill Cemetery in Walpole, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SIU Foundation c/o Rex and Mary Ann Gholson Scholarship Endowment, 1235 Douglas Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901 or the EIU Foundation c/o David Frank Tanner/Ronald Eugene Gholson Endowed Fund Celebrating the "Goodness" of Music, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920.

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Dale E. Barbee

Jan 05, 1932 - Feb 08, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Dale E. Barbee, 92 of Atwood, IL passed away at 8:45 PM on February 8, 2024 at Charleston Rehab and Health Care Center.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL. Pastor Brandon Wright will officiate. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the Atwood American Legion James Reeder Post 770 will be in the Cartwright Cemetery in rural Tuscola, IL.Dale was born on January 5, 1932 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of John and Lectna Juanita (Cockrill) Barbee. He married Nancy Rae McDade in 1952 in Oakland, IL. She passed away on February 8, 2022.He is survived by three children, Roger Barbee and his wife Julie of Pampa, TX, Patty Evans and her husband Tim of Charleston, IL and Randy Barbee of Lovington, IL, eight grandchildren, Mike Barbee and his wife Amanda of Atwood, IL, Chrissy Barbee of Terrell, TX, Lynsey Smith and her husband Jarod of Pampa, TX, Cole Barbee of Pampa, TX, Rick Reed of Sullivan, IL, Roger Reed and his wife Rachel of Mattoon, IL, T.J. Evans and his wife Jennifer of Charleston, IL, and Justin Evans and his wife Megan of Oakland, IL, 17 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and one sister, Shirley Hawn on Danville, IL.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son, Michael Howard Barbee, one grandson, Jimmie Barbee, and nine siblings, an infant brother, Catherine O’Neil, Marie Conner, Mary Jolly, Faye Barbee, Floyd "Bill" Barbee, James Barbee, Carl Barbee, and Myron Barbee.Dale was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He retired from USI with over 23 years of service.Dale loved to work in his yard, especially his garden, tending to flowers and vegetables. He grew a lot of tomatoes and peppers and canned tomato juice and made salsa. He enjoyed listening to music, country and classic rock. Later in life, he and Nancy were very fond of their rat terror, Buddy.

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Dr. Ronald E. Gholson

Apr 05, 1944 - Feb 27, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Dr. Ronald E. Gholson, age 79, of Charleston, IL (formerly of Broughton, IL) passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at 12:38 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. He was born April 5, 1944, the son of Rex Roberts and Mary Ann (Turpin) Gholson at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, IL. He was previously married to Mary Helen Kane where they were blessed with their two wonderful children. Survivors include his children, daughter, Meredith Denise Boner (Michael) of Charleston, IL and son, Ashley Kane Gholson (Aimee) of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Katelyn Lee Gholson of Pekin, IL and Chase Dawson Clough of Charleston, IL; sister, Phylis Ann Cox of Marion, IL; life-long friend, Dr. Carol Marie Helwig of Charleston, IL; nieces, Christine Mead of Vienna, IL, Carolyn Foster (Don) of Arizona, and Ronda Ego of Marion, IL; nephews, Roger Gholson of Arizona and Rodney Gholson (Kari Beth) of Vienna, IL; and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents, Nathan Everett and Nellie Turpin; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Grace Gholson; brothers, Philip Fred and Rev. William Gholson; sister-in-law, Pauline Gholson; and niece, Donna Kay Ego. Ron's educational journey began at Broughton Grade School, a two-room school, for two years before transitioning to Broughton Elementary and later Eldorado High School for his secondary education. Following high school graduation, he pursued higher education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in science in Secondary Education. Undeterred by the challenges of advanced study, Ron continued his academic pursuits at SIU Carbondale, ultimately earning a PhD in a related field, solidifying his dedication to education and his commitment to scholarly achievement. Ron embarked on his professional career as an educator, spending twelve years teaching history at Norris City High School. During this time, he not only imparted historical knowledge to his students, immersed himself in directing various high school plays, and organized trips for high school seniors to Washington D.C. and other historical sites along the east coast. His dedication extended beyond the classroom as he worked closely with the State of Illinois History Fair. Ron's impact was profound, evident in the recognition he received from his students. In 1976, he joined the faculty in the College of Education at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Gholson taught courses to perspective students, who anticipated teaching at the secondary level. In addition to his instructional duties, he provided guidance and counseling to both undergraduate and graduate students, nurturing their development as future educators. Throughout his tenure at EIU, Ron was actively engaged in various service activities, including off-campus coursework and significant involvement in organizing the Illinois History Fairs hosted by EIU. It was during this time that he crossed paths with Dr. Carol Helwig, with whom he formed a lifelong companionship. Ron's dedication and contributions were recognized upon his retirement, as he was granted the title of Professor Emeritus in 2001. In retirement, Ron enjoyed traveling with Carol, gardening both vegetables and beautiful flowers, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and other family and friends. Ron cherished the friendships he made with many of his former classmates and colleagues. Funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at Adams Funeral Chapel with Reverend Mary Wright officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. prior to the service at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in Norris City, IL with Rodney Gholson officiating. Masonic Rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to service at Campbell Funeral Home, 201 E. Main Street, Norris City, IL 62869. Entombment will follow at Hickory Hill Cemetery in Walpole, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SIU Foundation c/o Rex and Mary Ann Gholson Scholarship Endowment, 1235 Douglas Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901 or the EIU Foundation c/o David Frank Tanner/Ronald Eugene Gholson Endowed Fund Celebrating the “Goodness” of Music, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920 To to the family or in memory of Dr. Ronald E. Gholson, please

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Carolyn Faye Decker Ferris

Nov 14, 1944 - Feb 20, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Carolyn Faye Decker Ferris, age 79, of Greenup, IL, went to her heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center surrounded by her friends and family. Carolyn, or Mamaw to most, loved her Lord and Savior. She was born in Springfield, TN on November 14, 1944, to Paul C. and Mossie L. (Osburn) Decker, who she had the greatest respect and admiration for. She is survived by her loving husband, Darrell; son, Darrell Glenn Ferris, Jr.; daughter, Shannon (Brion) Storm; daughter, Melissa (Jay) Maxey; son, James (Kaylee) Ferris; 9 grandchildren, Dara Storm, Garrett Storm, Cassie (Austin) Bickel, Jaylynn (Sebastian) Schober, Dakota (Nichole) Ferris, Macey Maxey, Jarin Maxey, Mason Ferris, and Makenlynn Ferris; 2 great-grandchildren, Owen Bickel and Adalee Maxey; brothers, Paul (Anne) Decker and Jeff (Angie) Decker; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two aunts, paternal aunt, Dora Sherrick of Sebring, FL, and her maternal aunt, Melba Rainwater, of Adams, TN, who held a very special place in her heart. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, and sister-in-law. Carolyn loved the ocean and the numerous trips to Tennessee to see loved ones as a child. Carolyn graduated Class of 1962 at Charleston High School. She went on to be an accounting clerk for the City of Charleston. Throughout the years, she had many jobs in her community, but her greatest joy was raising her children and tending to her grandchildren. Carolyn met the love of her life, Darrell, in 1956 at the Charleston Pool. Pool time turned to road time as they took rides on his metallic blue Harley Davidson and got pizza at Uncle Cal Williams. Excited to start their new lives together; the two were married on December 6, 1964, at Jack Oak by Reverend Fred Carlen. Carolyn and Darrell couldn’t wait to start a family of their own, and their children meant the world to them. First was Glenn, born in 1965, then Shannon in 1967, followed by Melissa in 1971, and their last, James, was born in 1981. Though she loved cooking, rocking on the porch, and petting her kitties, Carolyn’s favorite role was that of a grandparent. She was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She treasured time with her grandkids and loved being their Mamaw, never failing to offer a glass of tea and swing on the porch. When the grandkids were young, she would provide jars and milk jugs for each of them to catch lightning bugs during the hot summer nights. Carolyn had a soft spot for her furry friends, treating each one like the valuable family member they were. She had many indoor puppies-Abby, Charlie, and Lollipop. Each of them was faithful companions not far from her chair. Carolyn and Darrell’s friends were practically inseparable throughout their lives. Ray and DeeDee Winnett were with the family when she passed. DeeDee told stories of the campfires Ray cooked meat over, and Carolyn loved each time he did. They were together through it all. Funeral Services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Adams Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ray Finney officiating. Burial will follow at Jack Oak Cemetery in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service on Monday at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses c/o Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920 or the Pregnancy Crisis Center, 260 W. Locust Ave., Charleston, IL 61920 To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle, or post photos, please visit www.adamsfuneralchapel.com. Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL is in charge of the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Carolyn Faye Ferris, please

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Mary L. Craft

Dec 30, 1946 - Feb 20, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Mary Craft CHARLESTON – Mary L. Craft, 77, of rural Charleston, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at her home surrounded by family. Her funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Oakland. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Transitions Hospice. Mary was born December 30, 1946 at Charleston, daughter of Howard W. and Myrtle E. (Cutright) Campbell. She married Henry Leslie Craft, October 10, 1963 at Charleston. He preceded her into Heaven, January 12, 2021. She is survived by their sons, Randy Craft and wife Lisa of Wapella, IL, Eric Craft and Loretta Phillips of Charleston, and Weslie Craft of Charleston; brother, Tom Campbell and wife Genny of Ashmore; grandchildren, Henry Craft, Kaitlin Eggers, Lucas Craft, Elissa Trotter, Blake Craft, Brooke Kepley, Teigan Carson, and Peyton Miller; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Janice Hayes. Mary was a member of Cowboy Church at Arthur. Her favorite past time was Gunnysack. Mary loved music of all kinds, but especially loved listening to her brother’s band, Tom Campbell and the Country Boys. She loved going to BINGO with Henry, and traveling. Mary enjoyed following her kids and grandkids athletic events, and all the time she was able to spend with family. To to the family or in memory of Mary L. Craft, please

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Terry Lee Roy

Oct 08, 1942 - Feb 18, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Terry Roy CHARLESTON – Terry Lee Roy, 81, of Charleston, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024 at his home Terry was born October 8, 1942 at Raleigh, North Carolina. He was the adopted son of Wendell G. and Wilma J. (Robertson) Roy. His natural parents were the Sellers family from Iowa. He married Carol D. Deckard, February 23, 1962; she survives. Also surviving are their children, Kimberlee Jane Roy of Oakland and Terry Gordon Roy and wife Patsy Joanne of Charleston; three grandchildren, Amy Campbell, Cassie Bennett-Turner, and Travis Lee Roy; and two great-grandchildren, Drew Macie Bennett and Jackson Bennett. He was preceded in death by his natural parents, his adoptive parents, and one great-grandchild, Holden Jones. Terry was a barber, and owned Terry’s Clip and Chip for many years. He held memberships at the Charleston V.F.W., Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Jaycees, and the Charleston Country Club. Terry was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Charleston Masonic Lodge. He loved golfing and was an Advanced Master Club Craftsman. Terry was a gifted Wood Worker, and was noted for his U.S. Flag cases. A Celebration of Life service will be announced. Arrangements: Harper-Swickard. To to the family or in memory of Terry L. Roy, please

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Lylia B. Andrews

Aug 08, 1934 - Feb 07, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Lylia B. Andrews, aged 89, passed away peacefully in her rural Charleston home, surrounded by the woods she held dear, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. A visitation in her memory will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. The family kindly requests that, instead of flowers, donations be made in her honor to a charity of the donor’s choice or to the memorial culinary arts scholarship established in honor of her beloved grandson, Alexander Marley. Gifts may be presented at the visitation or sent via mail to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920. Lylia was born on August 8, 1934, near Oakdale, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Bjor H. “Bill” and Judith Ruth Marie (Nilson) Almstrum. She exchanged vows with Richard “Dick” D. Andrews in Oakdale, Nebraska, on June 5, 1955. Lylia dedicated herself to caring for her family as a devoted stay-at-home mother and volunteer, actively participating in her daughters’ pursuits. As her daughters entered middle school, she resumed her career, working for the RSVP program in Charleston, at the Montgomery Ward catalog center, as an EKG technician at Charleston Hospital, and at the Eastern Illinois University textbook library. Lylia and Dick generously gave their time to Meals on Wheels, and Lylia also volunteered with the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital Volunteer Guild, crafting numerous blankets annually for the nursery and patients. She also earned recognition from the Covered Bridge Girl Scout Council with the Adult Thanks Badge for her many years of service. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Kathleen (Richard) Andrews Wright (Springfield), Pamella (Mike) Andrews Waddell (Charleston), and Cynthia (William) Andrews Ruhlman (St. Charles, MO); grandchildren Margaret (Jeremy) Rother, Miranda Waddell, and Brandon (Amanda) Waddell; great-grandchildren George, Vivien, and Xander Rother, Bailey, Mia, and Jase Upton, and Clara and Elise Waddell; and several nieces and nephews. Lylia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Alma Ruf and Lillian Almsrum; brother, Billy H. Almstrum; and her beloved grandson, Alexander Marley. To read the full obituary, offer condolences, light a candle, or share photos, please visit www.adamsfuneralchapel.com. Adams Funeral Chapel of Charleston, IL, is entrusted with the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Lylia B. Andrews, please

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LaBou DeWayne Turner, Jr.

Jul 20, 1994 - Jan 28, 2024

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Charleston, IL

LaBou “Boski” DeWayne Turner, Jr., age 29, of Charleston, IL (formerly of Danville, IL) may he ball out in heaven on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 10:40 a.m. He was born July 20, 1994 in Danville, IL, the son of LaBou DeWayne Turner, Sr. and Kathy (Ledell) Minor. Survivors include his parents, Kathy Minor of Charleston, IL and LaBou DeWayne Turner Sr. of Ripley, TN; brothers, Daniel Minor of Arcola IL and Lee and Louis Turner of Charleston, IL; nieces, Da’Nell and Paige Minor of Chattanooga, TN, Keyairah Minor of Fort Wayne, IN, and Whitney Minor of Charleston, IL; nephews, Marc Bell of Charleston, IL, Alexander and Thaddeus Minor of Nashville, TN, Markell Minor and Tyler Highnote of Danville, IL, and Beau Minor of Arcola, IL; grandparents, Beulah Dandridge of Indianapolis, IN and George Turner of Ripley, TN; special cousins, Marquis and Martez Minor of Danville, IL, and several cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Cecil Minor, Sr.; grandmother, Ann Turner; step grandfather, John Dandridge; and uncle, Cecil Minor, Jr. LaBou was a 2012 graduate of Charleston High School where he received high honors. He was a member of REFLECTIONS which is an honors program at Northeast Magnet School in Danville, IL. He had high honors at Northridge Middle School in Danville, IL. LaBou also had high honors at Danville High School in Danville, IL. Upon graduation from Charleston High School, he attended Eastern Illinois University where he was on the Dean’s List. LaBou worked as a cashier at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Charleston, IL. LaBou was a faithful member of the University Baptist Church, which is now known as Charleston Baptist Church. He also participated in the Kennekuk Fun Run in Danville, IL. He received awards and trophies in track and field at Lincoln Park in Danville, IL. LaBou loved his family. He enjoyed playing card games, with spades being his favorite. He also loved music. Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024 with Pastor James Irwin officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920. Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920. To view the obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, please visit www.adamsfuneralchapel.com. Adams Funeral Chapel of Charleston, IL is in charge of the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of LaBou "Boski" DeWayne Turner Jr., please

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Byron "Frank" Crawford

Nov 29, 1950 - Jan 27, 2024

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Charleston, IL

Byron “Frank” Crawford, 73, of Charleston, IL passed away at 3:30 am on January 27, 2024, at his residence. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at the Hurricane Cemetery in rural Charleston at a later date. The Barkley Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Frank was born on November 29, 1950, to Byron and Sarah Mardell (Hicks) Crawford in Jacksonville, IL. He married Lisa King on July 7, 2007. Survivors include his loving wife, Lisa; sons Chad Crawford, Jeff (Shelby) Crawford, Joey Crawford, and bonus sons Brandon (Veronica) Edwards, and Austin Faw; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; half brother Ron (Edna) Crawford and special cousin Chuck Roberts. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Frank drove a semi for many years and was a “jack of all trades” and could do anything he put his mind to. Memorials can be made to Lincolnland Hospice. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com. To to the family, please

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