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7/4/2015 7:48:50 AM
There will be plenty of food, fun and activities for all ages at Lake Taylorville Saturday for the Fourth of July celebration. Food vendors will start selling their food items at noon, followed by entertainment by the bluegrass and country band, Cactus Ranch from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Then the Taylorville Municipal Band will be performing from 7 p.m. until the start of the fireworks. There will ...read more
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Elma Grace Masters, 93, of Taylorville passed away at 8:50am on Monday, June 29, 2015 in her home.  She was born on October 10, 1921 in Morrisonville, Illinois, the daughter of Bert Barrett and Virgie Inez Tolliver Smith.  She married Vernon LeVoy Masters on May 17, 1941 in St. Charles, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on December 16, 1975.  Elma and Vernon owned and operate...read more
Betty Lou (Brandon) Smith Dean, 78 of Taylorville, IL passed away at 12:40 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born March 13, 1937 in Kincaid, IL. She was daughter of Carl and Essie (Foster) Brandon and Luada (Flemming) Brandon. She married Charles Edward Smith and he preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by her sons, Benjamin A. (Wendi) Smi...read more
Myrtle Esther O’Brien, 94, of Taylorville formerly of Bradenton, FL died at 3:19 pm Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Gowin Parc in Taylorville. She was born September 14, 1920 in Owaneco, IL the daughter of Madison Monroe and Pearl Mae Berry Cameron. On October 12, 1946 she married William Andrew O’Brien in Taylorville, IL. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1997. Myrtle was a member of the ...read more
Harry William “Pogie” Orr, Jr., 85 of Taylorville, IL  passed away at 12:58 PM on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL surrounded by his loving family.  He was born January 18, 1930 in Taylorville, IL son of Harry Floyd and Myrtle Lorraine (Mills) Orr.  He married Juanita Huffines on August 20, 1952 in Taylorville and she survives him.He ...read more
William I. Williams, 94 of Taylorville, IL passed away at 11:13 AM Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL.  He was born June 20, 2015 in Macon County, IL son of Raymond E. and Bessie Leora (Hunt) Williams.  He married Ione Davis in November of 1954 in Vandalia, IL and she preceded him in death on April 6, 1975.He is survived by his son Randy Williams of Tay...read more

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