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ROYALTON — Fred Melvin Brewer, 71, passed away at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in the Community Living Center, VA Medical Center in Marion, with his loving family at his side.

He married Darla Jean Barnhill on April 16, 2011, in Royalton. She survives in Royalton.

Services for Mr. Brewer will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5,  at Royalton First Baptist Church, with Pastors Ron Knox and Mario Ramos officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Miners Cemetery east of Royalton. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Brewer are suggested to the Royalton Baptist Church, Mission Fund, P.O. Box 295, Royalton, IL 62983 or Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois, 10400 Terminal Drive, Suite 200, Marion, IL 62959

Vantrease Funeral Homes, Inc., of Royalton and Zeigler is entrusted with the arrangements.

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