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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 06:23 am

CARL ROBERT TAYLOR, JR. July 30, 1945-Nov. 25, 2011

Call him Bob – that’s what everyone called him, when they weren’t calling him Uncle Bob. Or Chief Burning Feathers. Or The Kid.

“He hated ‘Carl,’” says his former wife, Jeri Taylor, who was at his side when he died of multiple sclerosis at his Springfield home.

A master of marketing and promotions, Bob Taylor wasn’t afraid to dr...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 03:03 am

April 28, 1924 – Oct. 24, 2011

Twinkling eyes, slow smile lighting up a handsome face. That’s Celia, a “Tinker Bell” spirit in a statuesque body. Those who knew Celia delighted in her presence, a persona filled with light, love and laughter.

I met Celia 30 years ago while working at the Illinois State Board of Education. Her enthusiastic, independent nature drew me in. There was much to admire&hell...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 05:17 pm

DAMARIS LEE JACKSON Jan. 15,1954 - Sept. 19, 2010

For six years I’ve written poems for this publication. Many have included my daughter, Damaris Lee Jackson, born Jan. 15, 1954, in Oxford, England. She lived with me these past two years, while ...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 05:06 pm

Sept. 6, 1948 – Nov. 6, 2010

On Nov. 6, I lost my husband of 42 years, Richard A. Luttrell. He lived in Springfield his entire life. He was a proud member of the 101st Airborne Association, A Co 2/327 Brigade (Separate) and serve...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 02:04 pm

PAT WARD March 17, 1932 – Oct. 17, 2010

No one has had a greater impact on the Springfield Fire Department than Pat Ward, say his friends and family. The former city commissioner was behind every major leap forward in the city’s fire ...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 12:11 pm

Oct. 27, 1927 – Aug. 24, 2010

Dr. Holland was born in a small town in West Virginia, the only child of his loving parents. He moved as a small boy to Kentucky and grew up on a tobacco farm. In 1955, he moved to Springfield and beg...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 09:36 am

Celebrating 23 loved ones lost in 2010

About the issue In this last edition of the year, Illinois Times once again takes a loving look back at a few of the Springield-area characters who died during the past year. We say characters beca...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 06:48 am

DR. JAMES DOVE Aug. 2, 1939 - Nov. 7, 2010

“He was the whole package” is Dr. Marc Shelton’s description of cardiologist Dr. James Dove, founder of Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, who died Nov. 7 at age 71, one year to the...


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