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Alfred J. Muzzarelli

SOUTH WILMINGTON – Alfred J. “Alfie” Muzzarelli, 93, formerly of South Wilmington, late of Dwight, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Heritage Health in Dwight. Visitation will be Thursday, October 8, from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral services will…

Beverly Pantaleone-Sereno

MORRIS – Beverly Rose Pantaleone-Sereno, 84, of Morris passed away February 4, 2015. Cremation rites have been accorded per the family’s wishes. Inurnment with graveside services will be Wednesday, October 14, at 1 p.m. in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. She was born…

Brenda Kay Davis

DWIGHT Brenda Kay Davis, 68, of Dwight passed away at home Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Brenda was born in 1947 in Greenville, Kentucky, daughter of Charles and Allie Boggess Sampson. She married Woodrow “Bud” Davis June 5, 1964 in Madisonville, Kentucky.…

Donald Zappa

DWIGHT – Donald Phillip Zappa, 81, of Bevier, Missouri passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri. His Memorial Mass was in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bevier. A memorial service will be at…

Steven Michael Barnard

PONTIAC – Steven Michael Barnard, 43, of Pontiac passed away at 6:57 a.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at his home. Steven was born July 14, 1972 in Pontiac, son of Gary Barnard and LaDonna Johnson Booth. He married Sherry Brendalen May…

James Mulvey

James Mulvey, 68, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Born in Joliet August 11, 1947, to Tracy and Ethel Coundley Mulvey, he was preceded in death by his parents, several aunts, uncles…

Evelyn Rose Griswold

ESSEX – Evelyn Rose Griswold, 75, of Essex passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Evelyn was born December 23, 1939 in Union Hill, daughter of Martin and Veronica Farley Kirchner. She was the record…

The Fear of Failing

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark. He invented the lightbulb. He took fear and its simple and most basic principle and turned into one of the most important inventions of the last century. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.…

Ronald Lee Byland, Sr.

MINOOKA – Ronald Lee Byland, Sr., 83, of Minooka and formerly of Ludlow, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday evening, September 22, 2015 at Heritage Health in Dwight. He was raised and educated in Ludlow, and served in the United States Army.…

Wanda Jean McKinney

ESSEX – Wanda Jean McKinney, 84, of Essex passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, September 30, at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, with visitation two hours preceding…