Former newspaper editor Michael Leathers died August 3 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was 61.
Leathers served as editor of the Illinois Baptist 1999-2002, and was currently a media and public relations consultant for Memorial Health Systems. He was a native of Mt. Vernon and a graduate of Judson College. He is survived by his wife, Tammy, one son, his mother, and three siblings.
A celebration of life service is planned for Aug. 10 in Chatham.