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PEORIA - Edward L.D. "Eddie King" Milton of Peoria, Ill., passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 4:32 a.m. at Sharon Elm Healthcare Center.

He was born April 21, 1938, in Lineville, Ala., to Oscar Louis Milton and Lillie Mae Sears. He married Bessie Mae Jones in 1959. She survives.

Edward was a professional musician and traveled all over the world sharing his music.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his precious memories two sons, Cozy (Debra Murphy) Milton and Anthony Brown, both of Peoria, Ill.; one daughter, Lolita M. Milton of Peoria, Ill.; one brother, Oscar Louis Milton Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three sisters, Eula Lee Houston of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mary Ances (Leroy) Blakely and Betty Laura Chappelle, both of Chicago, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two aunts; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many other family members and friends who love and adored him.

He was preceded in death by four sons, four daughters, one brother and five sisters.

Services will be held Monday, March 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. with visitation commencing one hour prior at 10 a.m. at T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel. The Rev. Charles Walls will officiate. Edward will be laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Professional and caring services are entrusted to T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 17, 2012
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