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Casey Derra

Oct 04, 1986 - Nov 17, 2023

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Urbana, IL

Casey Stuart Derra died November 17, 2023 at Carle Foundation Hospital of a heart attack due to diabetic complications. Casey was born October 4, 1986 at Provena Hospital, Urbana. He is survived by his mother, Laurel Crabtree, his brother, James, an uncle and aunt, Warren and Ngoc Crabtree and cousins, Sophia, Amy and Christopher. He will be missed. To to the family or in memory of Casey S. Derra, please

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Artia Qiana Denise Driver

Aug 31, 1976 - Feb 18, 2024

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Urbana, IL

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 Artia Qiana Denise Driver, 47, of Danville, Illinois gracefully transitioned from this life on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. She was born on August 31, 1976 to her loving mother Linda L. Robinson and father Artis Driver Sr. After her completion of school, Artia went on to obtain her CNA license from Danville Area Community College Artia, affectiously known as “Tia”, pursued her medical career for nineyears working at numerous nursing homes doing what she loved and was best known for; taking care of others. Tia enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to music, occasionally repairing things and just enjoying the simple things in life. Tia embodied nothing short of strong and beautiful inside out. She was always willing to extend out a hand to those in need, letting you know that if she had it and you were in need, it was yours with no questions asked. Tia was a mother, sister, cousin, and dear friend to many. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her will always remember her great sense of humor, no nonsense tolerance and her beautiful heart. Tia leaves behind to cherish her memories, her two childrenTa’Niya (D’ryn) Driver and Ta’Nyjai Driver, Danville, IL; three sisters: Ardis-Denise (LouRengo) Summers, A’Rosha (Senqua) Minter, and Ashley Elam; seven brothers: Artis (Kristan) Driver Jr., Artaii (Aireale) Driver, Arvis Driver, Averion Driver, Robert (Bella) Elam Jr., Ireland (JoJo) Driver, and Arjay Driver; two grandchildren: India Smith and Ny’Arii Cunningham. She leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, friends and cousins. She was proceeded in death by her parents Artis Driver Sr. and Linda L. Robinson; grandparents Josephine Driver, Pete Davis, Roland Hurd, and Ora Lee Robinson; one grandchild Ma’saiSmith and niece J’Nyla Jean. A visitation will held at 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon Saturday March 2, 2024 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home 304 E. Williams St., Danville. To to the family or in memory of Artia Qiana Denise Driver, please

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Shirley Mae Kuntz

Jun 20, 1937 - Feb 20, 2024

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Urbana, IL

Shirley Mae Kuntz, 86, of Urbana passed away at 12:38 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Carle Foundation, Urbana. She was born on June 20, 1937 in St. Paul, MN the daughter of Charles & Illa (Gould) Sjostrand. She was married to Robert Potts for 25 years. Charles Trimble was her partner for over 35 years. Shirley is survived by her daughters- Connie Anderson of Underhill, VT and Kimberly Potts of Newport, IN; granddaughter- Elisa Anderson; brother-Donald Sjostrand. She is preceded in death by her parents and her partner, Charlie Trimble. Shirley worked in home health care for 35 years and retired in 2022. She was a member of New Life Christian Fellowship, Urbana, IL and enjoyed gardening, harmony singing, ice-skating and baking. Graveside service will be held at 12:00 on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Eastlawn Burial Park, 802 N. Cunningham Ave. Urbana, Il. 61801. Debra Mathis will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Christian Fellowship, 1121 Kerr Ave, Urbana IL 61802. Condolences may be made at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com To to the family or in memory of Shirley M. Potts Kuntz, please

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Shirley Ann Wenger

Oct 06, 1938 - Feb 27, 2024

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Urbana, IL

Shirley Ann Wenger, 85 of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. She had been a sales clerk at Rural King for several years.She was born October 6, 1938 in Edgar County, the daughter of Cleon H. and June Elizabeth (Hutchings) Biggs.Survivors include two sons, Jay (Karen) Blaker of Westville, Illinois and Darryl Blaker of Largo, Florida; a brother, Jim (Ruth) Biggs of Buckley, Illinois; two nieces, Amy (Glenn) Jones of Paxton, Illinois and Johanna Bayles of Decatur, Illinois; great nieces and nephews, Mikayla, Austin, and Savannah Jones, and Jonah and Caleb Bayles; and her friend and father of her children, Charles Blaker of Catlin, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Jill Kemper.Shirley was a member of Richwoods Baptist Church, joining in October 1958. She worked in the cafeteria at Kmart, George’s Restaurant, and was a sales clerk at Rural King. She was a member of the Cancer Friendship Group at Paris Hospital and the Paris Hospital Caregivers Group. Shirley enjoyed visiting with her friends, shopping, reading, embroidering, reading, going out to eat, and getting together with her family.For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.SERVICE INFORMATIONServices celebrating her life will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024 at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris with Elder Randy Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Richwoods Cemetery south of Kansas, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.Please consider sharing a memory, photo, or condolence with Shirley’s family at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.

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Douglas Roark

Jul 17, 1938 - Feb 25, 2024

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Urbana, IL

Douglas Roark, often known as Pat, passed away at Carle Hospital in Urbana on the morning of Sunday, February 25, 2024. He was born in Hoopeston, IL on July 17, 1938 to Clarence and Catherine (Leuck) Roark. In the same city just 20 years later, Pat married Sarah Myers, and they lived together happily until her passing in 2022. Pat is survived by his children, Catherine (Thomas) Kasallis of Hoopeston, IL, Douglas (Susan) Roark of West Lafayette, IN, Angela (Tim) Jessee of St. Joseph, IL, and John (Cody) Roark of Alvin, IL; grandchildren, Michelle, Sarah, Adam, April, Carmen, Sara, Tori, and Keegan; nine great-grandchildren; siblings Barb Roark, Nancy Scarlet, Roy Roark, and Keith Roark; and his beloved cats, Twinkie and Maggie. Along with his wife and parents, Pat is preceded in death by his siblings David Roark, Delwyn “Mike” Roark, Richard Roark, and Eleanor Sienkowski. Pat delivered mail in Hoopeston for 33 years. He was a member of St Anthony Catholic Church where he was an Altar Server, Eucharistic Minister, Usher and served on the Parish Council. As a member of the Illiana Antique Auto Club, he presided as President, Vice President, Show Chairman and Club Advisor. Pat also served as President and Vice President for the Hoopeston Hobby Club. He started at age 9 at St. Anthony’s BSA Troop and remained active for 49 years, including Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Member and Troop Institutional Representative. For his many years of Scouting service, Pat received the Silver Beaver, St. George and District Award of Merit Awards. He enjoyed spending time with his family and faith had a strong influence on his life. If you went to his house, you would probably find him in the garage tinkering or in the woods behind the house checking out the wildlife. When not at home, he would take the family either camping or on a tour with the Antique Auto Club. Pat and Sarah spent many evenings sitting together on the back patio enjoying the woodland scenery and will now be together again. A service in honor of Pat will be held at St. Anthony’s Church at 423 S 3rd St, Hoopeston, IL at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 1st. A visitation will be held one hour prior from 10:30-11:30 and a rosary service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1st for anyone who wishes to attend. Arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832. Please join us in remembering Pat’s life by posting memories, photos, and videos to his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations in his name may be made out to St Anthony’s St. Vincent DePaul Society. To to the family, please

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Douglas Roark

Jul 17, 1938 - Feb 25, 2024

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Urbana, IL

Douglas Roark, often known as Pat, passed away at Carle Hospital in Urbana on the morning of Sunday, February 25, 2024. He was born in Hoopeston, IL on July 17, 1938 to Clarence and Catherine (Leuck) Roark. In the same city just 20 years later, Pat married Sarah Myers, and they lived together happily until her passing in 2022. Pat is survived by his children, Catherine (Thomas) Kasallis of Hoopeston, IL, Douglas (Susan) Roark of West Lafayette, IN, Angela (Tim) Jessee of St. Joseph, IL, and John (Cody) Roark of Alvin, IL; grandchildren, Michelle, Sarah, Adam, April, Carmen, Sara, Tori, and Keegan; nine great-grandchildren; siblings Barb Roark, Nancy Scarlet, Roy Roark, and Keith Roark; and his beloved cats, Twinkie and Maggie. Along with his wife and parents, Pat is preceded in death by his siblings David Roark, Delwyn “Mike” Roark, Richard Roark, and Eleanor Sienkowski. Pat delivered mail in Hoopeston for 33 years. He was a member of St Anthony Catholic Church where he was an Altar Server, Eucharistic Minister, Usher and served on the Parish Council. As a member of the Illiana Antique Auto Club, he presided as President, Vice President, Show Chairman and Club Advisor. Pat also served as President and Vice President for the Hoopeston Hobby Club. He started at age 9 at St. Anthony’s BSA Troop and remained active for 49 years, including Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Member and Troop Institutional Representative. For his many years of Scouting service, Pat received the Silver Beaver, St. George and District Award of Merit Awards. He enjoyed spending time with his family and faith had a strong influence on his life. If you went to his house, you would probably find him in the garage tinkering or in the woods behind the house checking out the wildlife. When not at home, he would take the family either camping or on a tour with the Antique Auto Club. Pat and Sarah spent many evenings sitting together on the back patio enjoying the woodland scenery and will now be together again. A service in honor of Pat will be held at St. Anthony’s Church at 423 S 3rd St, Hoopeston, IL at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 1st. A visitation will be held one hour prior from 10:30-11:30 and a rosary service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1st for anyone who wishes to attend. Arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832. Please join us in remembering Pat’s life by posting memories, photos, and videos to his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations in his name may be made out to St Anthony’s St. Vincent DePaul Society. To to the family, please

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Shirley Mae Kuntz

Jun 20, 1937 - Feb 20, 2024

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Urbana, IL

Shirley Mae Kuntz, 86, of Urbana passed away at 12:38 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Carle Foundation, Urbana. She was born on June 20, 1937 in St. Paul, MN the daughter of Charles & Ila (Gould) Sjostrand. She was married to Robert Potts for 25 years. Charles Trimble was her partner for over 35 years. Shirley is survived by her daughters- Connie Anderson of Underhill, VT and Kimberly Potts of Newport, IN; granddaughter- Elisa Anderson; brother-Donald Sjostrand. She is preceded in death by her parents and her partner, Charlie Trimble. Shirley worked in home health care for 35 years and retired in 2022. She was a member of New Life Christian Fellowship, Urbana, IL and enjoyed gardening, harmony singing, ice-skating and baking. Graveside service will be held at 12:00 on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Eastlawn Burial Park, 802 N. Cunningham Ave. Urbana, Il. 61801. Debbie Potts will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Christian Fellowship, 1121 Kerr Ave, Urbana IL 61802. Condolences may be made at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com To to the family or in memory of Shirley Mae Kuntz, please

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Mari L. Hilberg (Schroedter)

Dec 15, 1951 - Jan 31, 2024

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Urbana, IL

Mari L. Hilberg (Schroedter), 72, of Homer passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.She was born in Elmhurst, IL on December 15, 1951, daughter of George H. and Clara L. Schroedter.She attended St. Louis University and graduated with a B.A. in History and Education in 1974. While at SLU she met her husband, Steven, who was also attending SLU. They were married a week after graduation on May 17, 1974, in St. Louis.Mari began her career in education once her youngest son was in school, working as an aide in a Writing to Read lab in the Champaign Unit 4 School District. Years later she became a substitute teacher in the school district and continued teaching until 2002.The most important thing in her life was her family. The times she treasured most were when her family gathered to celebrate holidays, especially Christmas.She fostered a passion for reading in her children and carried that passion into the classroom working with students. One of her favorite pastimes the past few years was reading countless books on her Kindle. She preferred the feel of an actual book, but rheumatoid arthritis made it difficult to hold one.Mari was an avid gardener and enjoyed many hours working on the landscaping around their house weeding, planting, replanting, and trimming. She was also an extremely talented and creative crafter, and was excellent at many crafts including sewing, card making, scrapbooking, stamping, and home décor.Mari is survived by her husband, Steven D. Hilberg of Homer; daughter, Chastity Blackwell of Chicago; son, Eric (Nicole) Hilberg of Champaign; son, Gene Hilberg and one grandson of East Peoria; sister, Susan (David) Becht of Calabasas, CA; sister, Karen Schroedter (Dana Harrison) of Sugar Grove, IL; brother, George Schroedter of Villa Park, IL; and brother, James Schroedter of Yorba Linda, CA.She was preceded in death by her parents.Visitation will be on March 14, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on March 15, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Both will be at the Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, in Savoy.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Mari L. Hilberg (Schroedter), 72, of Homer passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.She was born in Elmhurst, IL on December 15, 1951, daughter of George H. and Clara L. Schroedter.She attended St. Louis University and graduated with a B.A. in History and Education in 1974. While at SLU she met her husband, Steven, who was also attending SLU. They were married a week after graduation on May 17, 1974, in St. Louis.Mari began her career in education once her youngest son was in school, working as an aide in a Writing to Read lab in the Champaign Unit 4 School District. Years later she became a substitute teacher in the school district and continued teaching until 2002.The most important thing in her life was her family. The times she treasured most were when her family gathered to celebrate holidays, especially Christmas.She fostered a passion for reading in her children and carried that passion into the classroom working with students. One of her favorite pastimes the past few years was reading countless books on her Kindle. She preferred the feel of an actual book, but rheumatoid arthritis made it difficult to hold one.Mari was an avid gardener and enjoyed many hours working on the landscaping around their house weeding, planting, replanting, and trimming. She was also an extremely talented and creative crafter, and was excellent at many crafts including sewing, card making, scrapbooking, stamping, and home décor.Mari is survived by her husband, Steven D. Hilberg of Homer; daughter, Chastity Blackwell of Chicago; son, Eric (Nicole) Hilberg of Champaign; son, Gene Hilberg and one grandson of East Peoria; sister, Susan (David) Becht of Calabasas, CA; sister, Karen Schroedter (Dana Harrison) of Sugar Grove, IL; brother, George Schroedter of Villa Park, IL; and brother, James Schroedter of Yorba Linda, CA.She was preceded in death by her parents.Visitation will be on March 14, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on March 15, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Both will be at the Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, in Savoy.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, https://give.bcrf.org.Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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Mark Nguvu

Feb 16, 2022 - Feb 16, 2024

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Urbana, IL

In Loving Memory of Sweet Baby Boy, Mark Nguvu. At the tender age of 2, Mark bid farewell to this world on February 16, 2024, at Carle Foundation Hospital, leaving behind a void that can never be filled.Mark's short time with us brought immense joy and happiness to his parents, Malinda Stone Hall and Abraham Nguvu, and his two big brothers, Mason and Makhi. Like a bright ray of sunshine, Mark's presence lit up their lives. His infectious laughter and innocent smile warmed the hearts of all who knew him.In his playful and curious nature, Mark found delight in the simplest of joys. His eyes would light up with excitement as he watched his favorite movie, "Moana," captivated by the colorful characters and enchanting music. Playing with his beloved brothers was a source of endless laughter and adventure, creating memories that will be treasured forever. Mark's enthusiasm for taking showers brought giggles and splashes of joy, as he embraced the sensation of water on his skin. Blowing bubbles was a magical experience for him, as he chased after them with wide-eyed wonder. But above all, Mark shared an extraordinary bond with his mom, showering her with endless love and affection.Although Mark's time on Earth was far too short, his spirit will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We find solace in knowing that he is now reunited with his twin brother, Matthew Nguvu, who left this world before him. We can only imagine the joy they must feel, watching over their family from above.Mark's memory will live on through the love and cherished memories shared by his family and friends. In our hearts, he will forever remain a symbol of innocence, love, and happiness.Rest in peace, sweet Mark. Though you may be gone, your memory will forever be etched in our hearts.

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Dorothy Lee Collins

Sep 11, 1946 - Feb 14, 2024

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Urbana, IL

Dorothy Lee Collins, 77, of Urbana, IL. passed this life on February 14, 2024. She was born September 11, 1946 in Gunnison, Mississippi to Beatrice and Will Humphries. Dorothy attended public schools and helped her mother around the house with her siblings and worked with her father on the farm. In the early 70’s, Dorothy moved to Danville, IL where she worked for District #118 Schools in the cafeteria and Kmart (since 1983). Dorothy was an awesome cook and knew how to make something out of nothing! Her passion was baking. She baked several cakes and pies. We were all crazy about her Sweet Potato Pie. Dorothy took a Cake Decorating Class and learned how to make icing out of food coloring and Crisco. She was a Tupperware Consultant when Tupperware first came out in 1980. In 1987, she became a Consultant for Mary Kay and attended recognition seminars in St. Louis, MO and Dallas, TX. Dorothy was also good with a needle and thread and made her children’s clothes when they were younger. Dorothy was stylish, classy, and elegant. She loved makeup and her wigs. She enjoyed plants, watching movies, listening to music and watching The Young and The Restless. To know Dorothy, was to Love Dorothy. She was a compassionate, caring, helpful, loving person. If you needed shelter, she offered you a place inside her home. If you needed comfort, she was a great listener. If you were hungry, she fed you until you were full. Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory, surviving children, Rose (Mason Sr.) Gentry of Sioux City, IA, Curtis Collins, Jr. of Urbana, IL and Clarice (Ashley) Collins of Plano, TX; her Chihuahua, Spike; 3 sisters, RosaLee Woods of Cleveland, MS, Minnie B. Maxwell of South Bend, IN and Ruth Ann Ault of Danville, IL; 3 brothers, Will O. Humphries Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Johnny B. Humphries of Denver, CO and Kendrick Roach of Blythewood, SC; 9 grandchildren, Jonathan Gentry, Christopher (Megan) Gentry, Mason Gentry II, Jenny Bryant-Collins, Robert (Alexis) Garza, Brianna Garza, Curtis Collins III, Kapria Collins and Robert Collins Jr.; her fur grandbabies, Silk and Batman; 17 great-grandchildren; and, a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Dorothy was proceeded by her parents; 3 sisters, Willie May Bean and Evelyne Williams both of Mississippi and Maddie Williams of Danville, IL; one brother, Willie Lee “Tater” Humphries of Shaw, MS; and, one son, Robert Collins, Sr. A homegoing celebration will commence at 11:00 am Friday February 23, 2024 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home 304 E. Williams St., Danville. Eulogist: Pastor Isaac K. Gentry. A visitation will begin at 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will follow after at Springhill Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Dorothy Lee Collins, please

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Benjamin Ray Franklin White

Nov 23, 1982 - Feb 16, 2024

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Urbana, IL

On November 23rd, 1982, Benjamin Ray Franklin White graced this world with his beautiful presence. Ben was called home and gained his wings too soon, too young, and unexpectedly but surrounded by those who loved him the most. Ben's mother, Barbara Turner, was gifted a son on July 7, 1990; a beautiful thing for her. He was a brother and friend to his siblings, Adreian White, Nathan Pettigrew, Jeff Hill, Shaquala Martin, Sharika Smith and Dane Williams; his Dad, Benny Williams; and, an abundance of nieces and nephews. Ben was the greatest at everything he did. He would say his proudest moments were being the BEST husband to Melessa Nehls, and father who lived his life for his children, Louis (13), LeRoy (12) and Raya (10). He excelled at everything he did, but nothing could prepare the world for how he'd excel as a husband and as a father. He was the best dad. Ben was an all-around family man, friend, and kept us close. Family was important to him and nothing gave him more joy (or tears) then spending time with his favorite people. Despite grappling with heart problems, Ben's spirit was young and pure, and he didn't let that slow him down! He was a chef, comedian, (OH WAS HE A COMEDIAN), a provider, an artist, and a rapper. Ben was a HUGE Bears and Bulls fan. Ben=Love. Ben's legacy as a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend will undoubtedly carry on. His warmth, love, laughter, and dance moves were extinguished far too soon. Yet, his spirts will live on in his children and all those who were blessed to know him. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Daisha Albrecht; little sister, Lanorsha White; stepfather, Perry Albrecht; and, grandparents. Rest in Peace, dear Benjamin. Your memory is and will forever be a beacon of light in our lives. A celebration of life will commence at 12:00 Noon February 24, 2024 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home 1215 W. Bradley Ave., Urbana. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service. To to the family or in memory of Benjamin Ray Franklin White, please

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