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Charles Ray Best

May 3, 1940 — February 4, 2016

Charles Ray Best, 75, of Pawnee, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:34 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born May 3, 1940 in Rosamond, IL the Son of Edwin and Helen (Schwartzly) Best. He married Lois Gabbert on October 3, 1971 at the United Methodist Church in Camden, IL. He worked as a File Clerk for the Illinois Secretary of State Police and was a member of the South Fork United Methodist Church in Rural Nokomis. 

He is survived by his Wife: Lois Best of Pawnee, IL; Brother: Eldon Best of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Dorothy Eddington of Irving, IL; Wilma Spikes of Nokomis, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother Edwin Best Jr. and a Niece Carla Best.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Rev. Ric Miles officiating. Burial will be in Kettlekamp Cemetery in Rural Nokomis, IL. Visitation will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or South Fork United Methodist Church 1431 E. 100 N. Rd. Nokomis, IL 62075

Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.

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