SHARON LOUISE HAUGH
PALESTINE, ILL. — Sharon L. Haugh, 57, lately of Palestine, Illinois died at 1:35 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, after a brief and aggressive battle with cancer.
Born May 14, 1955, in Henderson, Ky., she was the daughter of Harry T. Haugh and Amelia “MiMi” Fisher Haugh of Gainesville.
Sharon attended Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., and upon finishing, moved to Champaign, Ill., where she lived for almost three decades pursuing her profession as a graphic artist. Aside from her work, her many interests included horses, lots of domestic travel, collecting beautiful things and pursuing and completing the Champaign County Master Gardener program, earning her awards for her over-the-top garden.
In 2003, Sharon met her soulmate, folk artist Steve Meadows of Palestine, Ill. Soon after meeting Steve, she moved to Gainesville to care for her aging parents. Even with hundreds of miles of separation, she and Steve would rendezvous and travel the south and southwest exhibiting in juried fine arts shows. Sharon moved to Palestine in 2010, after the death of her parents. She spent many loving hours creating a gallery for Steve’s work. Steve would welcome anyone who would like to see the wonderful transformation that she has made as a way of celebrating her life, especially during the Palestine Wine and Arts Festival this weekend. Sharon has chosen cremation, and there will be no formal services.
Sharon is survived by her soulmate and life partner, Steve Meadows; brother, Jan Haugh (Jana) of Fort Worth; two nephews; one niece; and one great-niece.
Sharon will be terribly missed by all who loved her.
JUSTIN PAGE MANN II
Justin was the maintenance supervisor for Perkins Row. He was a resident of Baton Rouge, La., and a native of Gainesville. He was 53.
Visitation was at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge, La., from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, with a memorial service at 8 p.m.
Justin is survived by his wife, Latricia Mann; mother, Collene Morrow; step-father, Wesley Morrow; son, Justin Mann III and fiancé Brandy Kamer; stepson, Jeffery Chadwicke; sisters, Toni Elaine Burwell and husband Nathaniel and Cathlene Ann Sampson and husband Kevin; two nephews, Marshall and Austin Sampson; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Justin Page Mann.
He attended Texas A&M University, and loved to play the guitar.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to cancer services of greater Baton Rouge.
EDNA RUTH BARKER
FORT WORTH — Funeral services for Edna Ruth Barker, 85, of Fort Worth, will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Eaves officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Barker died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Fort Worth.
She was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Gainesville.
Survivors include her son, Richard D. Barker, Jr.; siblings, Theresa Stevens, John Samek. Charles Samek and Joe Samek; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Oct. 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside services for J.B. Bishop, 80, of Gainesville, were Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Antioch Cemetery in Fairfield with Ken Pruitt officiating under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Mr. Bishop died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
You may sign the online registry at www.griffin-roughton.com.
DIANE FAY McGILVRAY
Memorial services for Diane Faye McGilvray, 48, are set for a later date.
Mrs. McGilvray died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.
She was born Sept. 30, 1964, in Gainesville.
Survivors include her mother, Faye King of Gainesville; children, Mitchell McGilvray of Ardmore, Matthew McGilvray of Gainesville, Dillon McGilvray of Gainesville and Daniel King of Gainesville; brother, Danny King of Fort Worth; and seven grandchildren.
Cremation is under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
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