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Friday, December 27, 2019
POTOMAC — Donald Wayne Davis, 81, of Potomac passed away at 5:56 p.m. Monday (Dec. 23, 2019).
Donald was born Oct. 7, 1938, the son of Vernice Eugene and Wilma Ann (Clem) Davis, in Peoria. He married Jean Brunson on Oct. 26, 1957, in Danville, and she survives in Potomac.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Davis of Potomac; one son, Bradley Wayne Davis of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters, Sharon Baramore of Tampa, Fla., and Janice (Allen) Mansfield of Urbana; and one grandson, Derek Deon Davis of Danville.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kent Eugene Davis; and one brother, Eugene Alan Davis.
Donald graduated from Oakwood Township High School; was a member of the Potomac Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and on the church board for many years; a 50-year member and Past Master of the Potomac Masonic Lodge; member and M.S.A. of the Valley of Danville Scottish Rite; former assistant fire chief and volunteer firefighter for the Bluegrass Fire Protection District for a total of 47 years; member and past Patron of the Order of the Eastern
Star; served on the Potomac School Board; and coached Little League. He was an International Harvester farm equipment dealer for 22 years, of which 10 years he was a partner and retired as a maintenance tech for Midwestern Gas Transmission Company.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834. Dr. Dale DeNeal will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic rites at 7 p.m.
Memorials are requested to the Bluegrass Fire Protection District. Please join Donald’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at sunsetfuneralhome. com.
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CATLIN — R. C. Hutchinson, 86, of Catlin passed away at 9:38 p.m. Monday (Dec. 16, 2019) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
R. C. was born June 16, 1933, in Flat Rock, to Raymond Charles and Martha Faye Caldwell Hutchinson. He married Marsha Hout on Aug. 30, 1957, in Flat Rock. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gregory Mark (Lisa) Hutchinson of Kokomo, Ind., and Joseph Charles (Jackie) Hutchinson of Danville; one daughter, Cheryl (Steve) Liggett
of Catlin; one brother, Jack (Marge) Hutchinson of Austin, Texas; one sister, Joanne McCarthy of Robinson; one sister-in-law, Sally Hutchinson of Lima, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
R.C. served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Catlin Church of Christ where he had served as a deacon and an elder. He was a past member of the Catlin Masonic
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
MAHOMET — Fred Calvin Daniels Jr., 74, passed away Sunday (Dec. 8, 2019), surrounded by his family, at home in Mahomet.
He was born Aug. 2, 1945, to Bill and Grace (Tarter) Daniels, in Mahomet. Fred married Norma Sharon Mackey on April 27, 1964, in Centerville.
Fred is survived by his children, Shari (Kevin) Day of Mahomet and Davin (Sheila) Daniels of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Ashlie (Drew) Hannagan of Gifford, Zack (Lauren) Day of Avon, Ind., and
Orion and Alexander Daniels of Portland; and siblings, Alice (Carl Jones) Gaines, Rosemary Liggett and Fern (John “JJ” Johnson) Wakeley.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Fred was awarded the distinguished Silver Beaver Award for 30 years of service in the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a Freemason and has proudly served as a Grand Master for his Masonic jurisdiction. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial celebration of life will be held in Fred’s honor at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820. Lutz Braunig will officiate. Memorial visitation will be held prior from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Fred’s family. Please join his family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at sunsetfuneralhome. com.