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George Edward “Ed” Wilkins, 56, passed peacefully from this life Saturday (Jan. 5, 2013) at his home in Clinton.

Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Ed requested no funeral or flowers, but memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army, Bloomington, or Little Galilee Christian Assembly, Clinton, in his name.

Ed was born Oct. 4, 1956, son of George Calvin and Norma Maltby Wilkins.

He is survived by his mother, Norma, Clinton; sisters, Sally (Jerry Mayberry) Boeving, Sylmar, Calif., and Christine (Sam) Strange, Heyworth; nephews, Jeremy (Ashley Reynolds) Strange, Tinley Park, and Casey (Jessica) Strange, Bloomington; niece, Hillary (Justin) Gordon, Valencia, Calif.; and great-nephews, Nic and Luc Strange, Minooka, and Miles Gordon, Valencia, Calif.

Ed had volunteered with SOAR and worked for Redneck Trailer Supplies and loved all things with wheels and a motor.

He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.

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