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NORMAL — Lawrence Emerson, 83, of Normal, died at 2:42 p.m. Monday (Jan. 19, 2015) at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Galesburg.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Bloomington with the Rev. Dr. Phenues Bush officiating.

Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Full military rites will be accorded. 

Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington.

Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.

Survivors: his wife, Thelma, Normal; four daughters, Yvonne (Robert) Wright, Lebanon, Ky.; Vadetta Matthews and Arlesia (Gary) Duffy, all of Normal; and Jackie (Kirk) Darling, Garland, Texas; and five grandchildren. 

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