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Dwight Alan Bethel
December 30, 1950 - June 3, 2014
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Dwight Alan Bethel, 63, of Taylorville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June  3, 2014 at 12:10 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL.

He was born on December 30, 1950 in Gillespie, IL; the son of Ira and Louise (Linton) Bethel. He married Sally Schalk Braughton on March 23, 2005 in Taylorville, IL.  Mr. Bethel was retired from Olin Brass in Alton, IL. He was of the Baptist faith, loved planting flowers, and flying his model airplanes. He served his country in the United States Air Force as an airplane mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Bethel of Taylorville, IL; daughters: Ashleigh Bethel and Amanda Bethel; granddaughters: Sierra, Sabrina and Lillian; step-grandson: Dillan Braughton; step-granddaughters: Haylee and Kara Braughton and two step-sisters.  He was preceded in passing by his parents and step-son: Steve Braughton.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Kevin Edington. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Military Honors by American Legion Post #73, AMVETS Post #29, VFW Post #4495 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral and Honors Detail.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Sign the online guestbook at

Funeral services for Dwight Alan Bethel, 63, of Taylorville, IL, were held Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL. Pastor Kevin Edington officiated the service and military honors were conducted by American Legion Post #73, AMVETS Post #29, VFW Post #4495 and the Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard

Casket bearers were Eric Hudson, Dillan Braughton, Steve Miller, Denny Hudson, Aaron Richards, Chris Slava.

He passed away on Tuesday, June  3, 2014 at 12:10 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL.

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