Burman Eddleman, 83, of Dongola, died at 7:54 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020, at his home.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1936, in Dongola, the son of Vivian and Elsie King Eddleman.
He married Lucille Lingle on April 30, 1955.
Mr. Eddleman was the community historian. He, along with his wife, Lucille, were the co-owners of the Dongola Tri-County Record newspaper from April 1, 1966, to 2003.
He was a volunteer firefighter for the Dongola Fire Department. He loved fishing and water skiing. He had a passion for photography and not only took pictures for the newspaper but was also the family photographer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dongola.
Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl (Steven) Karraker of Metropolis and Debra (Jorge) Garcia of Bolingbrook; a son, Tony (Stacey) Eddleman of Hastings, Neb.; eight grandchildren, Mendy (Bryan) McAlister of Dickson, Tenn., Beth Ann Karraker of Houston, Texas, Tonia (Dave) Chaney of Hastings, Neb., Chris (Carla) Eddleman of Pineville, La., Bree (Ethan) Spillman of Dry Prong, La., Mattie and Lyndie Eddleman of Hastings, Neb., and David Garcia of Bolingbrook; 13 great-grandchildren, Connor, Kendyl, Kinley and Carsen McAlister, Addison, Isabella and Reese Karraker, Brenton Eddleman, Alex and Serina Chaney, Benjamin, Bailey and Barrett Summerlin; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Lucille.
Visitation was planned from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola. Groups of 10 people at a time were allowed in to pay their respects. His children were outside the funeral home to greet visitors.
Private services for the family will be held later at the funeral home, with Dr. Bryan McAlister officiating. Interment will be in the American Legion Cemetery in Dongola.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Dongola and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Crain Funeral Home in Dongola is in charge of arrangements.