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Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby B. Conner, 91, of Celina, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Larry Brown officiating.

Burial was in Dailey Cemetery.

Mrs. Conner died Thursday, March 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Born November 28, 1913, in Celina, she was the daughter of the late Charley and Mary (Dailey) Dailey.

Survivors include 2 sons, Sammy Conner of Pleasant View and Billy Conner of Gallatin; a daughter, Betty Sue Copeland of Celina; a brother, Bob Dailey of Celina; a sister, Ollie Dulworth of Celina; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Marcus M. Copeland, Eric B. Copeland, Junior Conner, James Conner, Chris Conner, and Michael Conner.

Special care provided by Hall Funeral Home. (C)


Graveside services for Mr. Billy Ross Crowley, 51, of Detroit, MI, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Good Hope Cemetery with Bob Stewart officiating.

Mr. Crowley died Friday, Feb. 25 at Eastwood Nursing Home in Detroit. He was a factory worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Born January 28, 1954, in Wayne County, MI, he was the son of the late Marvin and Maggie (Matthews) Crowley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorthy Lucent.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Patricia Crowley of Emmett, MI; a daughter, Meghan M. Crowley of Emmett; a half-brother, Earl Ray Stewart of Cookeville; and several nephews, nieces, and other family members and friends.

Special care provided by Livingston Funeral Home. (C)


Graveside services for Mrs. Anna V. McCormick, 85, of Medina, OH, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Overton County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Randall Maynord officiating.

Mrs. McCormick died Monday, Feb. 21 in Medina.

Born January 31, 1920, in Accident, MD, she was the daughter of the late George and Matilda (George) Hanft. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Claudus McCormick Sr.

Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, William Claudus Jr. and Janice McCormick of Clinton, OH, and Larry McCormick of Columbia, SC; a brother, Elmer Hanft of Accident; a sister, Alfreda Friend of Friendville, MD; a sister-in-law and her husband, Clarice and John West of Rickman; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack McCormick and John Douglas West.

Special care provided by Rickman-Hall Funeral Home. (C)


Funeral services for Mr. Andrew J. Wright, 76, of Benld, IL, and formerly of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, from the Benld chapel of Kravanya Funeral Homes with Nancy Ribes officiating.

Burial was in Benld Cemetery.

Mr. Wright died Saturday, Feb. 19 at his home. A United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he retired as a coal miner from Monterey Coal Company in 1991. After retirement, he drove the Illinois Valley Senior Citizens van.

Mr. Wright was a member of Croation Fraternal Union Lodge 217 in Benld, a 50-year member of Eagle Creek Masonic Lodge in Monroe, and a prior Cahokia Township Trustee for 12 years.

Born February 18, 1929, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Houston and Kellie (Worley) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Wright.

Survivors include his wife, Gerrie (Norbent) Wright of Benld; a son, Robert Wright of St. Louis, MO; a daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Phil Vesper of Benld; 4 brothers, Claude Wright of Nashville, James Wright of Daurte, CA, George Wright of Livingston, and Nick Wright of Knoxville; 5 sisters, Blanche Richards of El Paso, TX, Etta Savage of South Elgin, IL, Enda Isbell of Chicago, IL, Dixie Russell of Cookeville, and Nancy Cichy of Elmburst, IL; and 2 grandchildren, Veronica "Ronni" Vesper and Hunter Vesper, both of Benld.

Special care provided by Kravanya Funeral Homes. (C)


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