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Robert “Bob” Irven Brand, 75, of Urbana passed away at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.A visitation was held at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13, with Masonic rites performed at 5:45 p.m. by Centennial Lodge 747 AF&AM.
Bertha “Joyce” Joycelene Craw, 83, of Potomac passed away at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.Joyce was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Fountain County, Ind., the daughter of Ivan L. and Mabel (Burgett) Hayden. She married Lyle T. Craw on Dec. 20, 1951, in Covington, Ind. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1989.
Lois Hinds George, 87, of Avon Park, Fla., formerly of Newman, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Canterbury Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Urbana.Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Joines-Appleby Funeral Home in Newman. Pastor Jud Travis officiated. Burial was in Newman Cemetery. A visitation was held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
William G. “Bill” Gilles, born Dec. 6, 1936, in rural Pesotum to parents George W. and Cecelia E. (Reinhart) Gilles, passed away March 10, 2014, at his residence in rural Pesotum.He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Kevin Pellum.
Dale E. “Flash” Hanners, 63, of Atwood, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 11:32 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
A celebration of life memorial service for Nelda May (Clayton) Hassler of Savoy was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Savoy Room at the Windsor of Savoy, 401 W. Burwash Ave., Savoy. The Rev. Dr. Randy Gauger officiated.
Celebration of life memorial services for Deane White Hill, of Savoy, formerly of Champaign, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Savoy Room at Windsor of Savoy, 401 Burwash Ave., Savoy.Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting with arrangements.
James Ogden, 82, of Mattoon, formerly of Charleston, died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Palm Terrace in Mattoon.A memorial service with inurnment of cremated remains was at 1 p.m. Saturday at Davis Cemetery, Pesotum.Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
Gregory Charles Pearson, 56, of Silver Lake, Kan., passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., following an extended illness.He was born May 7, 1957, at Danville, the son of William R. Pearson and Dorothy L. (Boyd) Pearson. He married Heather Stark on Aug. 23, 2002, at Topeka, Kan. She survives.
Somboune Phansiri, 95, of Champaign passed away at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the C-U Regional Rehab Center in Savoy.Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. A visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.