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Obituaries

January 12, 2013

Wayne S. Holycross

DANVILLE — Wayne S. Holycross, 86, of Covington, passed away at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Williamsport Hospital.

He was born March 26, 1926, in Bismarck, Ill., to Ernest Norman and Opal A. Meeker Holycross.

He married Margaret L. Van Dame on June 20, 1947, in Covington. She survives.

Also surviving are six children, Donna (Duane) Lathrop of Covington, Sharon (Mike) Falletti of Covington, Connie (Terry) Boersma of Brownsburg, Ind., Jackie Kempen of Covington, Kenny (Rose) Holycross of West Lebanon, Ind., and Lyle Holycross of Danville; two brothers, Dean Holycross of Danville and Robert Holycross of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Beulah Denison of Danville; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Burt and Bob Cunningham.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Floyd and Paul Holycross.

Wayne served his country during WWII in the United States Army. He worked as a bricklayer and was a 50-year member of the Brick Layer’s Union.

Wayne was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling and loved to spend time with his family.

A service to celebrate the life of Wayne Holycross will begin at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Maranatha Baptist Church, 1111 Harriston St., Covington. Pastors Ken Jones, Scott McCurdy and Matt Harmless will officiate. Burial will follow at Gundy Cemetery in Bismarck. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 14, at Sunset’s Covington Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church. Please join Wayne’s family in sharing memories, photos and video of his life through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneral home.com.

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