James "Fred" Fouty (84) of Newton

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Published on August 19 2013 5:39 pm

James “Fred” Fouty, 84, of Newton Illinois, formerly of Oblong, Illinois passed from this life Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:53 a.m., at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 21 at Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton with Rev. Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will follow in the Brick Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m., prior to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Fred was born February 23, 1929 in Yale, the son of Frank Fouty and Nora Alice (Akins) Fouty. He worked for L.S. Heath and Sons in Robinson for over 20 years and was a member of the St. Marie American Legion and Central Christian Church, Newton. Fred served his country in the United States Army. He married Lora Ellen Stewart December 24, 1949.

Survivors are his wife, daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Rick Seamon, Oblong and Jean and Don Mitchell, Kansas City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Verma Elder and Thelma Freeland; and three brothers in infancy.