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Death of Larry Ray Davis II

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Larry Ray Davis II, 54, of Staunton, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on Tuesday, February 24, 1970, in Staunton. He married the love of his life, Pam Mueller, on June 30, 1990, in Staunton.

Larry was a member of the United States Air Force for 23 years. He served active duty from May 1989 to May 2013, after being wounded in Iraq and flown home on the Wounded Warrior Plane. Larry did not give his life in war, but his life was taken from a service connected illness due to many overseas deployments. In every shape and form, Larry R. Davis II was a veteran of war and a hero for his country.

Larry took on many different roles in his life, but the most important role to him was protector of his family. He gave everything so his family could have anything. He didn’t know a stranger and had the most infectious personality of anyone this world has seen. It was physically impossible not to love him and his signature smile. Larry was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, and there wasn’t a game he was willing to miss. In football’s offseason, he enjoyed movie nights with his family, listening to music, and loving life. He loved fishing, but only if he was with his favorite fishing partner, his son, on their beautiful green boat.

Larry loved his wife, Pamala, more than anyone has loved another human being. The love he had for her was indescribable. As he would say, “I’m going to love you forever and ever, Amen.” Larry’s second love was a tie between his three children and his four beautiful grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his wife, Pamala Davis of Staunton, three children, Lacie Davis of Staunton, Larry Davis III of Litchfield, and Laria Davis of Staunton; and his four grandchildren; Hudson, Hazzlie, Hattie, and Hayden Davis. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Ray Davis, his sister, Jennifer Davis, and his maternal grandparents, John and Norma Halteman.

Private family funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton, with Chaplain Ryan Harris officiating. The Staunton Military Honor Guard conducted graveside military rites.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family. They have a memorial up to honor his memory. The Facebook page is called Larry’s Angels. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61559416764189&mibextid=LQQI4d

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Death of Ricky Dale Goldman

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Ricky Dale Goldman, 70 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 5:05 am. He was born on August 27, 1953, in Aurora, IL to Dale Goldman and Jean Castner Goldman. He married Karen S. Graham Goldman on February 21, 1988, in Las Vegas, NV.  

He was a truck driver. Ricky grew up farming with his dad. Ricky collected tractors and watched racing. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, and to DJ. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.  

He is survived by his spouse, Karen Goldman of Dorchester; children, Megan Mitchell of Peachtree Corners, GA, and Skyler (Amber) Goldman of St. Charles, MO; grandchildren, Olivia Mitchell and Adelaide Goldman; siblings, Susan Fuertges of Clermont, FL, Cary (Trudie) Goldman of Plano, IL, and Randy (Ursula) Goldman of Serena, IL; and mother in law, Ruth (George) Vincent of Wilsonville.  

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Arthur Graham.  

Friends may call on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Friday, July 19, 2024, at 10:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Siteman Cancer Center or Glioblastoma Foundation. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of George Perry Harbaugh

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George Perry Harbaugh, 84 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 3:35 am.  He was born on May 23, 1940, in Hettick to John Lester Harbaugh and Iva Mae Clark Harbaugh.  

He married Darlene (Klein) Harbaugh on January 5, 1962, in Appleton, WI.  He was an ag mechanic for Heyen’s Farm Implement and then Sievers Equipment. He also worked as a chainer and in the maintenance department at Laclede Steel. George was a member of the Fosterburg Baptist Church. He enjoyed tinkering with everything.  

He is survived by his spouse, Darlene Harbaugh of Dorchester; children, Chris (Barbara) Harbaugh of Gillespie and Russell Harbaugh of Litchfield; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Phyllis Black, Elmer Harbaugh, David Harbaugh, and Shirley Lee.  

George was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Byron K. Harbaugh and Kenny Harbaugh; and siblings, Charles Harbaugh, Carl Harbaugh, Louise Fry, Ernest Harbaugh, Dale Harbaugh, and Wayne Harbaugh.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Forsterburg Baptist Church at 11 am with a meal to follow. Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family.  Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Denny (McAfoos) Turner

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Denny (McAfoos) Turner, 88 of Bunker Hill, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 11:26 pm.  She was born on January 19, 1936, in Alton to Herbert McAfoos and Lucille Cole McAfoos.  

She graduated from Alton High School in January of 1955 and married Cecil M. Turner on March 12, 1955, in Alton. They just celebrated their 69 wedding anniversary. Not only was she a wonderful wife to Cecil, Denny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.  

Denny was a faithful believer of Jesus Christ as her lord and savior. She spent many years in child evangelism, teaching children the path to becoming a Christian.  

She is survived by her spouse, Cecil M. Turner of Bunker Hill; children, Carey (Mike Tomlanovich) Eveans of Englewood, FL and Tabitha (Jim) Golike of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lauren (Tom) Miller of Godfrey; brother, Wendell (Sue) McAfoos of Alton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Denny was preceded in death by her parents; children, Cole Turner and Kim Turner; grandson, Cole Brandon Turner; sister, Sue LaMarsh; and brothers, Ollie McAfoos, Dwight McAfoos, Bill McAfoos, Stan McAfoos and Allen McAfoos.

 Friends may call on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home Bunker Hill from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral services are Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn.  

Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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