Vandalia

Streetscape project going well

Despite regular interruptions due to bad weather, Vandalia’s most-recent downtown streetscape project appears to be moving along at a good pace.
“I think it’s going very well,” Mayor Rick Gottman said at last week’s city council meeting.
The city’s director of public works agreed with the mayor.
“It’s just going real good,” said John Moyer, giving good marks to the general contractor, Kinney Construction of Raymond. “They’re real particular.”

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Billy J. Cox, 72, Vandalia

Billy Joe Cox, 72, of Vandalia, died on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at his home in Vandalia.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday at McInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown. Friends and family gathered at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: The family. Online condolences may be shared at www.millerfh.net.

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Clara A. Dunn, 71, Vandalia

Clara Ann Dunn, 71, of Vandalia, died on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at her home.

Private family services and burial were to be held. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.millerfh.net.

Mrs. Dunn was born on Jan. 3, 1941, in Chicago, the daughter of Clifford and Irene Stamborsky Cogswell.

She was a homemaker.

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Patti A. Ulery, 50, Vandalia

Patti Ann Ulery, 50, of Vandalia, died at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Per the request of Patti’s family, her remains will be cremated following the visitation. Memorials: The family.

Patti was born on Oct. 11, 1961, the daughter of Marvin Ulery Sr. and Shirley Williams O’Shea.

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Betty J. Jones, 75, Vandalia

Betty Jean Jones, 75, of Vandalia, died at 5:58 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Burial will be in South Hill Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.hohltandfilefh.com.

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Alberta I. Lewiski, 63, Vandalia

Alberta Irene Lewiski, 63, of Vandalia, died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at her home.

Services will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.millerfh.net.

Ms. Lewiski was born on June 4, 1949, in Pana, the daughter of Albert and Beulah Lewiski.

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Dallas L. Williams, 57, Vandalia

Dallas L. Williams, 57, of Vandalia, died on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.millerfh.net.

Mr. Williams was born on Feb. 22, 1955, in East Chicago, Ind., the son of Miles Edward Sr. and Mary Elberta Van Scyoc Williams.

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Virginia L. Elam, 67, Vandalia

Virginia Lee Elam, 67, of Vandalia, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in her home.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Private burial will be at a later date. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: The family. Online condolences may be shared at www.millerfh.net.

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