Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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James R. Peyton

Celebration of Life Memorial Services for James R. (Jamie) Peyton, 31, of Fargo, peytonNorth Dakota, formerly of Champaign, will be at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1700 Crescent Dr., Champaign. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Rev. Steve Shoemaker will officiate.

Mr. Peyton passed away at 1:35 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Essentia Health, in Fargo.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jamie was born Jan. 3, 1981, in Champaign, a son of Dwayne and Donna (Brown) Peyton.

He is survived by his parents; a brother, Jason Peyton, of Minneapolis, Minn.; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Rose Brown, of Urbana; and his paternal grandmother, Mildred Ferri, of Gibson City.

Jamie was employed in food service. He was a graduate of Champaign Centennial High School. He enjoyed fishing and Illini sports.

Memorial contributions in Jamie’s name may be made to the Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main, Urbana, IL 61802.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


Dear Donna, Dwayne and Jason,

It broke my heart to hear about Jamie’s passing. I know you all have many memories; I know I do! Mom would have been so upset…

I am very, very sorry. See you Saturday.



Our deepest Sympathy to each of you in the loss of Jamie. May all those special memories you have bring you through the difficult days ahead. We enjoyed Jamie so much when he visited our homes with Jason(Nelson) for Xmas or any other occasion. Jamie was always pleasant and very appreciative, whether it be a gift or a meal to enjoy with our family. We will miss those occasions and times spent with Jamie.

Jason Nelson is our Grandson, we are pleased that Jason brought Jamie into our lives to get to know, but so sorry that he left us so soon in life. We had lunch with Jason today; it’s his birthday but we could tell his mind was on his friend Jamie.

You all are in our thoughts and Prayers. We will be sending a memorial to the Humane Society in Memory of Jamie…he loved animals, that always told us what a special person he was.

Gene and Carol Sletmoen
Moorhead, MN


A donation has been made to the Humane Society in Memory of Jamie Peyton by Gene and Carol Sletmoen (Jason Nelson’s Grandparents.)