5/18/2013 12:56:28 PM
Over 800 people gathered at the Food-A-Rama Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on Saturday, to march in the annual Central Illinois March of Dimes March for Babies. The event is the biggest fund-raiser of the year for the March of Dimes, in their efforts to prevent birth defects and premature birth of babies.
From the left: Cathy Miller, Mykayla Thompson, Christine ...read more
Jack Laverne Bell, 69, of Taylorville, IL died at 12:19 pm Friday, May 17, 2013 at his residence.
He was born May 26, 1943 in DeQuincy, LA the son of Johnnie and Beulah Welch Bell. In January 1986 he married Delores “Dodie” Bass in Taylorville. Mr. Bell was a lineman and backhoe operator with Local 965 in Springfield. He retired in 1998 due to health reasons after 40 years...read more
Charles R. Savage, 76, of Taylorville, IL died at 11:21 pm Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 18, 1936 in Quincy, IL the son of Charles and June Twaddle Savage. He was a retired over the road truck driver. He was a Marine Veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his children: David Royal Savage and wife Janis, Miriam C. Hood and Don Bolton of Vermont,...read more
Salah “Sam” Shehadeh, 67, of Taylorville, passed away on May 15, 2013 at 6:40 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville, IL. He was born January 6, 1946 in Beit Nuba, Palestine, the son of Ali and Fatima Shehadeh. He was an Insurance Salesman for Prudential Insurance Company and many other insurance companies. He was a member of the Optimist’s Club, Masons and the YMCA.
He is survive...read more
Betty E. Davis, 89, of Taylorville, IL, died at 3:00 am Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at her residence.She was born December 30, 1923 in Aukland, New Zealand, the daughter of William and Ella Middleton Terry. In 1944 she married Roy Leach in New Zealand and he preceded her in death in 1961. She then married Robert Davis in 1970 and he preceded her in 1983.Surviving are her daughters: Shirley Nieth...read more
John “Jack” Edward Bauer, 90, of Taylorville, passed away on May 14, 2013 at 11:55 a.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL. He was born March 27, 1923 in New Trier Township, Cook County, IL; the son of Edward and Agnes (Sweeney) Bauer. He married Marilyn Proska in 1960. They have celebrated fifty-two years of marriage. Jack retired after working eleven years for Dakt...read more