Obituaries

John M. Merriman (55) of Strasburg

Published on April 28 2012 10:27 pm

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Richard I. Mettendorf (77) of Sigel

Published on April 28 2012 10:23 pm

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Dale Ferguson (65) of Carbondale, formerly of Jasper County

Published on April 28 2012 10:22 pm

Lawrence Dale Ferguson, age 65, of Carbondale and formerly of Willow Hill, IL passed away at 5:15 AM – Monday, April 23, 2012 at his home.

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Albert Clark, Jr. (59) of rural Jewett

Published on April 28 2012 10:22 pm

Albert Hiram Clark, Jr. age 59, of rural Jewett, IL passed away at 8:22 PM – Sunday, April 22, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM – Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, IL with Rev. Tim Pearce officiating.   Burial will be in Island Creek Cemetery in rural Montrose, IL.   Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM – Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the funeral home.  In loving memory of Albert, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research or to the American Heart Association.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.

Albert was born on June 3, 1952 in Mattoon, IL the son of Albert Hiram and Edna (Fogelman) Clark, Sr.   Albert was a lifelong farmer and had also been a salesman at Louis Ochs Chevrolet in Newton.  Albert enjoyed traveling, attending sporting events and spending time with family and friends.  His great joy was his children and grandchildren.

Albert is survived by: 2 Children – Rebecca (Nathan) Pitcher of Springfield, IL and Nick (Julie) Clark of Effingham...Grandchildren – Maddux and Peyton Clark of Effingham...Special Friend – Lisa Hurt of Jewett, IL

Albert was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Rosemary Clark.