Everett D. Baptist, 78, of 268 W. Elm Canton, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 10:07 am at Graham Hospital Emergency Room, Canton. Born in Jacksonville, IL. on May 8, 1927 to Homer E. and Aileen L. (Ledferd) Baptist, he married Betty Ann (Smith) McGuire on Oct. 10, 1957 in Jacksonville, IL. She preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2004. Also preceding in death were his parents and three brothers, Clarence, James L. and Robert (Bobby) Baptist. Surviving are five sons, Steve (Stella) McGuire of Wilmington, NV, John Michael McGuire of Jacksonville, IL., Anthony Baptist of Canton, IL. Paul Baptist of Apache Junction, AZ.and Mark Baptist of Phoenix, AZ, three daughters, Michelle (Edward) Patches of Canton, IL, Rosemary Cleary of Scottsdale, AZ and Tara Baptist of Phoenix, AZ, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five sisters, Dorothy Headen and Ruth Hembrough both of Jacksonville, IL., Esther Charlene of Phoenix, AZ., Betty Smock of Murrayville, IL. and Patti Watson of Austin, TX. He owned and operated Baptist Plumbing in Scottsdale, AZ for 30 years. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the VFW in Jacksonville, IL. Visitation will be Sunday, January 8th from 4-5 pm with the rosary at 5:00 pm. Cremation rites will be accorded after visitation. Private burial of ashes will be at East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL.