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Luella McBride

Luella McBride

Luella J. McBride, 74, of Beatrice, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln.

She is the daughter of Alois Unrein and Anna (Herrman) Unrein, born Mar. 9, 1939 in Anthenia, Kan. She was one of nine children.

She grew up in Kansas and moved to Ainsworth in 1958 and Wichita in 1960.

She was united in marriage to Ernest McBride at St. Anns Church on Feb. 15, 1958 in Wichita, Kan. She moved to Beatrice in 1971.

She enjoyed playing bingo, gardening, and canning; but her grandkids were her greatest joy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Shirley Unrein; two brothers, Lester Unrein and Charles Unrein; brother-in-law, John McBride; and sister-in-law, Bonnie (Bill) Irwin.

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Carol Brown

Carol Brown

Carol Brown, 84, died on Dec. 30, 2013 after a short stay at The Heritage Care Center. Surrounded by those who loved her, she was welcomed into eternal life by her husband, Harley and the friends and family she has missed for so long.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1929 in Fairbury to Ruby Bokenkroger Prather and Robert Prather.

She graduated from Fairbury High School in 1947.

She married Jerry Ferrell in 1952. Two children were born to this union, Sandra and Dennis. During the time while Jerry was in the Marines they lived in Hastings, Neb., and Quantico, Va. They later divorced and Carol moved back to Fairbury where she married Harley Brown on Dec. 3, 1962. One child was born to this union, Shari.

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Albert Pfingsten

Albert Pfingsten

Albert Al Duaen Pfingsten, 71, of Lincoln, passed away at home on Dec. 22, 2013.

Cremation. No visitation.

Memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

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Norman Medina

Norman Medina

Norman Poncho Medina, 77, of Fairbury, passed away Dec. 28, 2013 at Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln.

He was a Marine Veteran.

Survivors are son, Scott Medina; daughter, Andrea Lanze; grandchildren, Correy Hein, Brodie Lanze, McKenna Lanze, Alex Medina; brother, Jess Medina; sisters, Lupe Medina, Juanita Flores, Chris Flores, Margaret Medina.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Fairbury, with Father John Birkel officiating. There will be a Rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Lawrence Mathieson

Lawrence Mathieson

Lawrence Mathieson, 90, of Morrowville, Kan., passed away Jan. 4, 2014 at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury.

Survivors are friends.

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Lana Likens officiating.

Burial was held at the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Mary

Robert Mary

Robert V. Mary, 90, of Miami, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

World War II Marine Corps Veteran.

Survivors are sons, Gregory (Teresa) Mary of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brian Mary of Lincoln; daughter, Glorianna (Howard) Lewenson of Miami, Fla.; sisters, Alice Ciesla and Helen Zagoda; brother, John (Patricia) Mary; granddaughter, Crystal Lewenson

Services willl be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Monsignor Liam Barr.

Burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials to family.

Visitation after 5 p.m. Wednesday at funeral home.

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Melvin Fryar

Melvin Fryar

Melvin Leon Fryar, 74, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Moore Fryar of Fredericksburg; daughter, son, and spouses, Michael Fryar of Arizona, Carrie and Greg Mathers of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, Rebecca, Austin, Matthew, and Jenna (children of Michael Fryar), Elizabeth and Leah (children of Carrie and Greg); sister, Glenda and David Hauser of California.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Victory Fellowship Church in Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Michael Burdick officiating.

Burial and military honors will be held at a later date in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonia, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be given in his name to the Victory Fellowship Church, D.A.V. or to the charity of your choice.

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The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week

The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week. GED classes will not meet Thursday night, January 9. Fines will not be charged for closed days. Staff is available by phone for renewals. The Library will reopen Saturday morning, January 11 for Story Time.

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The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week

The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week. GED classes will not meet Thursday night, January 9. Fines will not be charged for closed days. Staff is available by phone for renewals. The Library will reopen Saturday morning, January 11 for Story Time.

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Jefferson County Fair 2014

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