Funerals today, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 28, 2013, 8:41 pm
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DeCrane, Diane S., 62, Galva; 11 a.m., Rux, Galva.
Drovesky, William E. "Bill," 79, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Rafferty, Moline.
Gibson, Barrie, 70, Milan; 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Gray, Timothy J., 62, East Moline; 11 a.m., Hampton Cemetery.
Jones, George T. "Tom," 87, Davenport, formerly Bettendorf; 10 a.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, Bettendorf.
Miller, Agnes F., 95, Bettendorf; 1 p.m., First Presbyterian, Davenport.
Wood, Shirley Lawrence, 87, Moline; 11 a.m., First Congregational, Moline.


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  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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