May 25, 1921-March 6, 2013
GRAYVILLE, Ill. — Arthur Abraham Toran, age 91, of Longview, Texas, passed away March 6, 2013. He was born May 25, 1921, in Grayville, Ill., to the parentage of Elvin and Julia (Buckner) Toran, who preceded him in death. He was the second child of eight children. He received his formal education in the Grayville (Illinois) School System. Arthur started working at the age of 17 in the coal mines of Caramel, Ill. (south of Harrisburg). He worked there until an injury forced him to leave the industry.
In 1951, he married Wilma Boyd, who preceded him to glory in 1995. To this union, three sons and one daughter were born. One son, Salinas LaVern Toran preceded him in death in 1989. After recovering from his injury in the mines, Arthur went on to work for the railroad near Chicago, then moved on to Harrisburg, Ill., where he worked for New York Central Railroad for 33 years until retiring in 1982.
Arthur united with the Calvary Baptist Church, under the pastorage of the Rev. Morris Blade, where he served as a deacon until his health began to fail him. Due to his decline in health, Arthur was relocated to Longview, by his children in March 2009. He peacefully entered eternal rest on March 6, 2013.
He joins his parents, Elvin and Julia Toran; sisters, Elvine, Theresa, Edna, Mamie, Edith, and Lola; and a brother, William.
Arthur leaves to mourn his passing two daughters, Monique (Gregory) Waddleton of Dallas, and Lisa Kirkendoll of Jacksonville, N.C.; two sons, Malcolm (Irritha) Toran of Longview, and Milton (Lisa) Toran of Arlington, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 1 p.m., CDT at Stendeback Family Funeral Home, in Carmi. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Keith Moore will officiate the service. Burial will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery, in Grayville. Condolences may be left at:
May 25, 1921-March 6, 2013
Rita Kay Barton
Rita Kay Barton, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away on March 15, 2014. She was born Nov. 11, 1948, in Washington, Ind., to Wayne Walters and Ruth (VanArsdall) Walters, and was raised in Farmersburg.
Rose Mary Davison
Rose Mary Davison, 84, passed away on March 12, 2014 in Westridge Health Care Center.
Betty J. Doty
Betty Jane Doty, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Meadows Manor East, surrounded by her family.
Michael Jacob, 63, of Terre Haute died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Union Hospital.
Anna J. Gallez James
Anna J. Gallez James, 94, of Terre Haute, loving wife, mother and nana passed on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Westminster Village.
Elizabeth L. Lacher
Elizabeth L. Lacher, 73, of Terre Haute, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, in Union Hospital. She was born April 18, 1940, in Nogales, Ariz., to John and Violet Smith Johns.
Daniel Mark Ream
T.S.G.T. Daniel Mark Ream, 58, of Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday March 9, 2014, in his residence.
Edward Ray Giles
Edward Ray Giles, 84, of Chrisman, and formerly of Marshall, Ill., went to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
Raymond Ernest Kerns
Raymond Ernest Kerns, 80, of Hymera, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care Southwood, in Terre Haute.
Death Notice: March 16, 2014
Juanita Jean Matheny
- More Obituaries Headlines
- Rita Kay Barton