Decatur Obituaries

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  • Monday Jan 26 | via Http 

    Earnest Walley Holden Allen, Texas

    Earnest Walley Holden, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, age 89, of Allen, TX, and Decatur, IL passed away January 22, 2015.

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  • Monday Jan 26 | via The Republic 

    David J. "Dave" Rische, Columbus

    David J. "Dave" Rische, 75, of Columbus, died at 2:55 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Willow Crossing Health Care Center. Born in Dunsmuir, California, June 3, 1939, Dave was the son of Pastor Henry N. and Lois Borne Rische.

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  • Friday Jan 16 | via The Advocate 

    Baton Rouge artist known for lively paintings of mus...

    Photo provided by Christopher Turner -- Local artist Taufeeq Muhammad, known for his paintings of jazz and lbues musicians, died Jan. 9 at age 39. A memorial service is scheduled Thursday. Baton Rouge artist Taufeeq Muhammad loved music and wanted viewers to be able to get a glimpse of that love by painting musicians in an animated style that made him well known in the arts community.

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  • Wednesday Jan 14 | via Bureau County Republican 

    William Darling

    Bill was born Sept. 24, 1929, to Elizabeth Darling and Otis Darling in Decatur. He and his sister, Betty Joyce, were raised by his mother and stepfather, Dwight Flenner, in Decatur.

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  • Wednesday Jan 14 | via NOLA.com 

    Taufeeq Muhammad, Baton Rouge painter, has died at a...

    Artist Taufeeq Muhammad works on a piece while at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival on April 13, 2013. (Photo by Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com Taufeeq Muhammad, a Baton Rouge artist whose work was shown throughout southern Louisiana, died suddenly Jan. 9, 2015.

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  • Wednesday Jan 7 | via Patch.com 

    Obituary: Robert E. Heger

    Robert E. Heger , 78 of Romeoville, Illinois passed away at home on December 31, 2014. He was born in Decatur, IL on October 30, 1936.

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  • Monday Jan 5 | via Breeze Courier 

    Phillip D. Dowdy

    Phillip D. Dowdy, 62, of Blue Mound, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:05 a.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. He was born October 20, 1952 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Delmar "Jay" and LaDonne Dowdy.

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  • Dec 23, 2014 | via The Baltimore Sun 

    Lawrence K. "Larry" Saunders

    Lawrence K. "Larry" Saunders, a computer engineer and member of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church where he performed with the Woodbrook Players, died Nov. 21 at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. The son of Kenneth Miller Saunders, a DuPont Corp. metallurgical engineer, and Catherine Ocheltree Saunders, an artist and teacher, Lawrence Kenneth Saunders was born in Decatur, Ill.

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  • May 6, 2010 | via WAND-TV Decatur 

    1 dead in early-morning Decatur house fire

    Authorities say one person has died in a house fire on Decatur's east side during the early-morning hours of December 24. Decatur police say at about 1:08 a.m., the Decatur Fire Department responded to a report of a house being on fire in the 2400 block of East Main Street. While attempting to put out the fire, firefighters entered the home and removed a person from inside.

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