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Page 4 The Region News Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Obituaries Keith Adams i W. Keith Adams. 82 of Decatur passed away at 4:45 p.m., Saturday, March 19. 2011 in his residence. A service to celebrate Keith's life will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church with Rev, Joel Stevenor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Presbyterian .Church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Keith was born December 13, 1928 in Shelby County, IL the son of Willard and Dora (Hunter) Adams. He married Mary Venters on April 16, 1950. He was retired from Wagner Castings Co. and from Union Iron in Warrensburg, IL. He also formerly owned and operated Decatur Surf Club. Keith was a self-taught and well known Woodturner. He had participated in many local art shows throughout central Illinois. In 1986, he became a founding member of the national American Association of Woodturners and presently was a member of the Central Illinois Woodturners Chapter " in Bloomington, IL. Keith's love for this art has been shared as he has mentored more than fifty future woOdtumers. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. Keith had formerly served as Boy Scout Scoutmaster for Troop #43: and was a certified Master Gardner, He was an avid country music fan and along with his wife Mary, took many trips to Branson. MO. Surviving is his wife: Mary bf Decatur; children: Donna Bragg and her husband Jim of Decatur. Phillip Adams of Decatur. and Rodney Adams and his wife Ruma of Richmond. VA; grandchildren: Shawn Turner of Savannah, GA, Dane Bragg and his wife Tracy of Buffalo Grove, IL, Kara Adams and Kyle Adams both of Richmond, VA; great- grandson: Wade Bragg of Buffalo Grove. IL brothers: John Adams and his wife Betty of Shelbyville, tL, Leo Adams and his wife Shirley of Bonita Springs, FL; Lonnie Adams and his wife Barb of Gobles, MI; sisters: Lela Brown and her husband Harry of Indian Town, FL and De Ann Hammond of Decatur; also surviving are several nieces and nephews as well as his beloved basset hound- Flash. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jackie. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Benjamin Esparaz and his staff and to DMH Hospice Care for the care and compassion during Keith's illness. Lewis M. Creighton Lewis M. Creighton, 89 of Lewis was born December 27. Shelbyville. IL forhlerly of Mt. 1921 in Madison. IL the son of Zion. IL passed away at 6:02 Dewey M. andMyrtle (Hudson) ; p.m.. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Crayton. He married Loraine in Shett~yvitle Memori~et .... Fqg!e or~:!uty 23, ~944. She ~; Hospital; Shetbyvitl~. .......... ~re~Nm in death on March : A service to celebrate Lewis's : life was held 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Sunset Hills Funeral Home Chapel. 50 Fountain Drive, Glen Carbon, IL. Burial was in Sunset Hills Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home. Mt. Zion and one hour iprior to services on Saturday at Sunset Hills Ffineral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's ! Association Greater Illinois ] Chapter or the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Messages of r, condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson- 18, 2001. He was a W.W. II Army Air Corp Veteran. He was a retired welding supervisor from American car Foundry in St. Louis, MO. He was a former member of the Madison United Methodist Church. Lewis also had a passion for woodworking. Surviving is his daughter: Carol Smith and her husband Jim of Mt. Zion. IL; grandson: Patrick Smith and his wife Courtney of Morton, IL; granddaughter: Carrie Smith of Mt. Zion. IL; sisters: Sylvia Winters and her husband Jim of Granite City, I1 and Doris Schmidtt of Granite City, IL Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, wife. brother Henry and infant sister Charlotte. March Merchandise Mayhem Thursday, March 24 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Heritage Manor Nursing Home 1225 Woodland Dr., Mt. Zion Heaven Leigh Designs, Scentsy, Stanley, P.J.'s Handy Helpers and Crafts, Miche Purses, Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef Doris Horn Doris Horn, 86, of Sullivan passed away at 6:08 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 14at McMullin-Young Funeral Home. Sullivan. Visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March llin-Young Funeral an. Burial was in ~~Cemetery, Sulhva f flowers donations may be made to the Sullivan Church of God or to Sarah Bush Cancer Center. Mattoon. Doris was born May 8, 1924 the daughter of Basil and Martha (Ward) England. She retired from Brown Shoe Company, Sullivan and from the Illinois Masonic Home, Sullivan. She married Leon J. Horn August 19, 1945 in Mattoon. She was a member of the Sullivan Church of God, Rhoda-Rebecca Lodge of Sullivan where she was Noble Grand and Moultrie County Senior Center. She is survived by her husband Leon; son Richard Horn of Hockley, TX; daughters, Sandra (David) Cooper of Decatur, Pamela (Jerry) Haynes of Gulfport, MS; grandchildren, Tami (Don) Robinson of Mt. Zion, Suzy (Mike) Hulligan of Springfield, Angola Hughes of Decatur, Cindy (Tim) Blankenship of Decatur, Mike (Rhonda) Castelli of Lovington and David (Cheryl) Haynes of Decatur; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and 2 sisters. Paul McDonald Paul McDonald, 93, of rural Dalton City, IL passed away in his residence Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:20 a.m. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday March 19, 2011 in Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joel Stevenor officiating. Burial was in Mt. _ r Z~.q .C~! ~e~y.ft :~i "~i~ati~. ,~as from 5:00p.m. tirl~.~iQ0 p~m. Friday evening at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church or Mt. Zion Foundation for Quality Education. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson- Paul was born at home on July 26, 1917 in Mt. Zion Township, the son of Andrew Fay and Gertrude Irene (Hodge) McDonald. He married Beverly Smith May 9. 1936. He was a self-employed life long farmer. He has seen farming go from the horse drawn era to modern day farming. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church where he also was the oldest serving elder in the church. He was past president of the Dalton City Grain Elevator Board having served for twenty-one years. He was a founding board member of the First National Bank of Mt. Zion, a member of the Mt. Zion Lions Club and the Mt. Zion Oddfellows Lodge #300. Paul was an avid reader and loved to go fishing in Iron River, Wisconsin. Surviving is his wife: Be%rly of Dalton City, daughter: Paula Cooley and her husband Dan of Dalton City; grandchildren: Douglas Childs and his wife Tanya of Decatur and Heather Childs Mason and her husband Jason of Mt. Zion; great granddaughter soon to be: , ' a ,o .Mr., " . Decatur; many nieces and nephews also survive and his little dog Foxy Lady. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Harold McDonald Sr. and nephew: Harold McDonald Jr. Paul was a true gentleman and loved his family dearly.' The family wishes to thank his caregivers Jodi Wright and Kelsi Wright for their compassion and care] Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home. Mt. Zion is assisting the family with services. OPEN HOUSE Saturday, March 26 10:00 to 12:00 1107 East Jackson Sullivan, IL 61951 Sue Walden, Hostess Charming Spacious Brick 1.5 Story Home, located On 2 lots, with 3 Bedrooms. 2.5 baths, featuring Living Room with Fireplace, Updated Kitchen with Nice Cabinetry, and Breakfast Nook, Sunroom. Master Bedroom Suite on Main Level, Semi-Finished Basement, 2 carAttached Garage and Detached Garage, Spacious Deck for Outside Dining, Nice Landscaping and Large Yard. Stop by to see this Delightful Home at $127,500! MLS 210198 Coldwefl Banker Classic Real Estate Musi Hallelujah! It is spring. I know that does not mean a whole lot here in Illinois, but at least it is a good thought. The winter season is over, we hope, and the trees will begin their recovery to new life with leaves and fruit of the respective tree. Spring is a reminder that we have been given a new beginning through the gift of God, His Son gave to each one that believes on Him as Savior a new beginning. The Apostle Paul said, "We'are new creatures, old things have passed away, behold all things have become as new." II Corinthians 5:17 This spring seasOn; celebrate the New Life you have in Christ Jesus. The flowers budding, the blossoms on the fruit trees and yes even the April Showers. God has blessed us with good things. The Psalm writer declared, "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in the way of the Lord." Psalm 37: 23 God will abundantly bless His Letter to Editor followers. The Prophet Jeremiah declared, "I know the thoughts that I think toward you. saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11 Jesus said, "The thief cometh not for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that you might have life and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10 our expected end as Jeremiah mentioned is to be blessed of God. We have to allow our Heavenly Father to bless us. Jesus said, "Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened." Matthew 7:7 Our prayer is that you let go and let God be God. He wants tO give ygu the blessings of the inheritance we have as one of His children. God bless you all, Pastors Dean and Darlene Rose, Mt Zion Assembly of God Dear Editor, School Board elections are soon approaching and unfortunately there is often very little public information available regarding the pending issues and the candidates we are electing to these positions. I would like to urge everyone with children to spend a few moments and take a good look at who is currently on their school board, who is running and the current issues that are pending. First, ask yourself, why is the candidate running'? The School Board is a no frills position in which you seldom please everyone and often face difficult decisions. Basically, a thankless job. That being said, the significance of the decisions that your school board is responsible for will impact both our children and our community for many years to come. Before you make siach an important decision, take the time to weed out the folks with hidden agendas: -Is the candidate's primary goal really the entire district and all of our children, or is it to protect a sport, extracurricular, or other interest for their own child'? -Property owners w/no children in the system may pose potential conflicts. (Example: The opposition of bond issues would often impact property taxes.) The decision could potentially become more about taxable interests rather than what is right for our children and the community. -Should we allow more than one family member/relative to serve on the board at the same time? Will this allow for a diverse board that votes independently based on the issues without unintentional bias'? -If the candidate, ies a lo~al business owner~,does thiA have .the po~;al ~tc~.tbdse ,~,cd~,t--~Sf.~irter~s~-2~f~, ape~rmr~ ~geq~o] contracts? If you find a candidate that doesn't fall into one of the above pitfalls or the many others that come to mind and still wants to run for the school board, you've found both a saint and a person that may deserve your vote. Choose wisely, your vote does count and our children are our most valuable resources. Michelle Harder MIX" I1" Indades (ILL used bod , Good Sat. Mard126 - Sat. Apdl 2 Mon - Sat. 8:30 - Lowest Priced Item Is Free Item. Must Purchase 4 other books to receive 1 free. .)260 CR 1800E Arthur, IL 61911 (217) 543-2655 One mile north of downtown on Arthur.Atwood Road Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church 345 Main St., 864-2528 Rev. Joel Stevenor Sunday Worship - 8:00,aan. & 10:00 a.m. Child Care Provided Handicap Accessible First General Baptist Church 2825 S. Baltimore 423-8359 - Pastor Randall Garrett Schedule of Services Sunday Worship: 8:00 am & 10:30 am Evening Bible Study: 6:30 pm Sunday School: 9:30 am for all ages Wednesday Bible Study/Children's Choir 6:30 Child Care Provided VISIT OUR BOOTH AT THE EXPO! iiiiii East Park Baptist Church 1919 S. Baltimore-Decatur Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (for all ages) Sunday MorningWorship NI' .......... 10:30 a.m. ..... Mt. Zion Assembly of God 634 Woodland Dr. Mt. Zion 864-2701 Rev. Dean Rose Come Worship with us, the Church on the hill Schedule of Services Sunday School 9:30 a.m. * Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Children's Service 10:45 * Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. * Childrens Service 7:00 p.m. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 1220 W. Main Street Mt, Zion, Illinois 62549 Phone 217 864-4813 Fax: 217 864-3672 Rev. William Pyatt Weekend Celebrations Sunday Traditional Worship 8:30 am & Contemporary Worship 10:45 am Sunday School 9:30 am www.mtzionumchurch,org email mtzumc