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Troy M. Lance

Troy M. LANCE, age 81, of Waltonville, died 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, 
Jan. 15, 2008, at his home. Troy was born March 8, 1926, in 
Franklin County, the son of Ila F. "Dutch" and Mary M. (CAMPBELL) 
LANCE. He married Mary Catherine (WALKER) on Nov. 27, 1948, in Mt. Vernon; 
she survives in Waltonville. He worked at Auto Light in Mt. Vernon and then 
retired from Freeman Coal in 1986 after over 30 years. He served his country 
in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe. He was a member of Waltonville Amvets 
Post 148, the VFW Post 9153, and American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. He 
was also a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

Troy is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine of Waltonville; two daughters, 
Carmen and husband Larry E. JONES and Melody and husband Rex SCOTT both
of Waltonville; one brother, J. R. LANCE and wife Pat of Waltonville; six 
grandchildren, Brandon JONES and wife Renah of St. Louis, Mo., Blake
JONES and wife Jean of Carlinville, Kellen MINOR and wife Krystle of Atlanta,
Ga., Kasey MINOR of Waltonville, Benjamin Troy JONES of Waltonville, and Sean
Alden SCOTT of Waltonville; four sisters-in-law, Imogene LANCE, Gayla WALKER, Joann
WALKER and Anne WEST; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one twin brother, Coy; his
mother and father-in-law, Alden and Froney WALKER; and three brothers-in-law,
Jerry WALKER, David WALKER, and Al WEST. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville 
with Brother Clifford HICKS and Pastor Tom MILLER officiating. Interment will follow 
at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Woodlawn. Military honors will be conducted by American 
Legion Post 141. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Newell Funeral Home in
Waltonville. For those who wish, memorials may be given to United Methodist Church of
Waltonville or Arthritis Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice and will
be accepted at the funeral home. For more information you may call Newell
Funeral Home at 279-7272 or visit at

Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Date: Wed 16 Jan 2008
Submitted by JoAnn McGhee

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