Obituaries

Lewis S. "Scotty" Peoples
posted on: 2014-10-14
Lewis "Scotty" Peoples, age 60, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at the Monmouth Nursing Home on Monday October 13, 2014 at 9:35 am. Scotty was born on December 23, 1953 in Monmouth and is the son of Charles L. and Marie A. Wallace Peoples. Lewis was raised and educated in Monmouth where he attended public schools and Monmouth High School. Lewis was first married to Robin Purty, then later to Carla Wallace. Lewis was employed as a laborer in construction for a time. He later worked on the line at Farmland Foods also in Monmouth, IL. He lately has been on disability. Scotty was known to be a " free spirit " in life. He is survived by a daughter, Cecelia Peoples in California, and two sons, Nolan Wallace of Monmouth, and Brandon Peoples, also in California. Lewis' sister survives, Peggy Walton of Moline, Illinois. Lewis has one aunt and one uncle also surviving. He is preceded in his death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

Services: Cremation has been accorded. No service or memorial fund is currently being planned.

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J. McHale Gerald
posted on: 2014-10-14

J. McHale Gerald, age 25, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away on October 13, 2014 in Galesburg, Illinois. McHale was born on July 26, 1989 to Jennifer Bowling and Richard Gerald. He grew up in Little York but moved to Galesburg his freshman year. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 2007. He currently worked for Howe's Overhead Door in Knoxville.
McHale enjoyed football. He loved watching the Chicago Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks. He loved the outdoors, family gatherings and being at the lake. McHale loved his friends like family, and he cherished the time with his nieces. He also excelled at construction. McHale was always kind, generous and willing to give a helping hand. He had a contagious smile, and he never met a stranger.
McHale is survived by his mother Jennifer Bowling of Galesburg, father Richard Gerald of Little York; one brother Drayson (Kristen) O'Connell of Granville; three sisters Natasha (Dave) Nelson of Peoria, Jenna (Jason Wieneke) Gerald of Knoxville, and Nikki (Quincy Morrison)Gerald of Galesburg. Four nieces Kamiya and Aliyah Morrison; Alex and Ella Nelson. One nephew Isaac Nelson. His boy Boomer and his baby girl Nala. His grandparents; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-great grandmother Elizabeth L. Ralls.


Services: Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday with Rev. James Epperson officiating at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Friday from 10:00 AM until time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made to his family.

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