THOMPSONVILLE – Darol Dean Claxon, 82, of Thompsonville, Illinois, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 in his residence at 4:30 p.m.

Dean was born July 31, 1936 in Lerna, Illinois to Kemeth and Eunice (Dunfer) Claxon. He retired after 25 years being a police officer with the Mattoon Police Department. Dean was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, David Dean; parents.

Dean is survived by his wife, Evelyn Claxon; daughter, Dianna (Richard) Crawford; brother, Roger (Carol) Claxon; sister, Tina (Jim) Neason; grandchildren:  Amber (Jason) Hermann, Scott (Elizabeth) Crawford; great grandchildren, Paisley and Tristan.

It was his wish to be cremated and his ashes interred at a later date.

Condolences of sympathy, www.unionfh.com.

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BENTON – Nathan M. Sill, 37 formerly of Benton, IL, died Friday, September 14, 2018. He was born on September 30, 1980, in West Frankfort, IL.

Nathan was very intelligent and always felt the need to help others. 

He is survived by his mother, Anita J. Rice; step-father, Michael S. Rice; a sister and brother, Angela Winkleman and Timothy Lytle; a niece and nephew, Alivia and Briar Winkleman; and many cousins and friends. 

Nathan is preceded in death by his sister, Savauhna Hammond.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m., at Immanuel Baptist Church, 516 North Main Street, Benton, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pate Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Visit www.patefh.com to view the obituary and sign the online guest registry.

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CARTHAGE, MO – Peggy Lou McCann, 87, of Carthage, MO and a former resident of Ewing, IL died Monday morning, September 17, 2018 in Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO.

She was born in Jefferson County, near Belle Rive, IL on July 10, 1931, the daughter of Loria & Pearl (Monday) Whittington. She married Junior Ray McCann on March 17, 1951, at the First Baptist Church in Ewing, IL. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1983.

Surviving are:

                Daughter: Susan Pearce & husband Billy Joe of Carthage, MO

                Son: Russell McCann & wife Gina of Carterville, IL

                Brother: Tom Whittington & wife Sue of Benton, IL

                5 Grandchildren

                5 Great-Grandchildren

Mrs. McCann was preceded in death by her Parents & by one Sister-Patsy D. Herring.

Graveside services will be held at 4:30 P.M. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Elder S.E. Williams Cemetery near Ewing, IL with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. There will be No Visitation, those attending the service are requested to meet at the cemetery.

The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.

For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.

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BENTON – Delores Bennett, 91, of Benton passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Benton.

She was born in Benton, IL on March 24, 1927 the daughter of Fay Everett & Alice Adeline (Schram) Austin. She married Glen Bennett in September of 1947 and he preceded her in death on September 9, 2014.

Mrs. Bennett was a lifetime member of the Baptist Faith. She graduated from Benton High School in 1944. Her career was in the local Banking Business. She will be sadly missed by everyone who loved her.

Mrs. Bennett is survived by her:

                Daughter: Glenda Bennett Woods of Marion

                Son: James Edward Bennett & wife Connie of Maumelle, Arkansas

                2 Granddaughters: Meredith Woods

                                                   Stacey Bennett Hawkins & husband Grey

                Several Nieces & Nephews

Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, and by a Sister-Vera DeMattei.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 22nd at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington. Visitation will be after Noon Saturday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.

For more information or to sign the online guest register, please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.

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SESSER – Danny “FOOT” Drysdale, 61, of Sesser passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018.

He was born on March 14, 1957 in Christopher to Franklin and Ruth (Scott) Drysdale. He was married to Patty (Kramer) Drysdale on February 14, 1984 and she survives of Sesser.

He is survived by his wife Patty; children Chelsea (Donnie) Basenberg of Zeigler, Alicia Swanagan of Gillette, WY and Amber Keith of Gillette, WY; grandchildren Chloe Basenberg, Christian Basenberg, Nicolette Basenberg, Wyatt Abbott and Louis Abbott; brothers and sisters Geno Drysdale, Debbie King, Marion “Mav” Drysdale, Kevin Drysdale, Melissa Galloway, Melinda Bruns.

He was a musician and played many instruments, enjoyed fishing and loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Pamela Drysdale and one brother Rodney Drysdale.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Eddie Paul Davis officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Patty Drysdale to help with funeral expenses.

For more information go to our website, www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – It is with immense sadness that the family of Johnnie Howard Dossett, Jr. 43, of West Frankfort, Illinois, known to many of his friends as “Boomer” passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 in his residence at 10:20 a.m.

Johnnie was born September 1, 1975 in West Frankfort, Illinois to Johnnie and Betty Ruth (Nichols) Dossett. First and foremost, Johnnie was a proud and devoted husband, father, and hardworking family man. Johnnie was a passionate Cub’s fan his entire life and was ecstatic to experience the team winning the World Series. Like his father, he was a great lover of music. He was especially fond of the bass sound hence the nickname “Boomer” and couldn’t get enough of it in his car. Johnnie was an avid Motley Crue fan, the louder the better. Johnnie worked in assembly pilot at Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Johnnie is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Laura nee Johnson Dossett, his beloved sons and daughter, Shawn, Allison, and Alex. His brothers David (Dawn) Dossett and Scott (Laura) Woods and his mother and father-in-law Sandy (Durbin) Johnson and David Johnson, Brothers-in-law Brian and Mark Johnson. Johnnie will be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.

Flowers may be sent to the Union Funeral Home. Alternatively friends may donate to the Johnnie Dossett fund at Banterra Bank in West Frankfort for the benefit of Johnnie’s family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.unionfh.com.

Family and friends whose lives have been touched by Johnnie are invited to visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018 and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, IL. Funeral Services will be held be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. 

Condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com.

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BENTON – Mary Louise (Abney) Richardson, 93, of Benton, passed away at 4:44 p.m., on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Herrin Hospital. 
 
She was born on December 24, 1924 to Alonzo and Nellie (Dooley) Abney in Harrisburg, IL, and raised in Saline County, IL. Louise was a homemaker. On April 18, 1945, she married Forrest B. Richardson in Crown Point, Indiana. 
 
Louise was the proud wife of a minister, the Rev. Forrest B. Richardson. Throughout her life she was involved with helping her husband in his ministry by assisting with church music, a Sunday school teacher, participating in the ladies ministries and cleaned many churches. She loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, socializing at Heritage Woods of Benton, playing the piano for friends, working word searches, solving puzzles and spoiling her grandchildren.     
 
She is survived by seven children, Forrest W. Richardson and wife Diane of Marion, IL., Katie Richardson-Roach and husband Artie of Logan, IL., Burt Richardson and wife Jill of Herrin, IL., Jim Richardson of West Frankfort, IL., John Richardson of Carrier Mills, IL., Nell Richardson-Jones and husband John of Christopher, IL., Jeanne Richardson-Crnokrak and husband Bill of West Frankfort, IL; a daughter-in-law, Lyn Richardson of West Frankfort, IL; 15 grandchildren, Aaron Richardson, Joel Richardson, Lori Hammers, Shawn Roach, Temetra Gibson, Bob Richardson, Amy Richardson-Harkins, Julie Richardson-Nolen, Billy Richardson, Kari Jones-Ramsey, Tim Jones, Brandon Jones, Jordan Murphy, Alex Crnokrak and Anna Crnokrak; 23 great grandchildren, Sarah Richardson, Kaydee Richardson, Cody Hammers, Reider Hammers, Chloe Roach, Mikaylan Roach, Quinn Gibson, Bailey Richardson, Ella Richardson, Kaitlyn Wilburn, Oliva Harkins, Sophie Harkins, Ava Harkins, Isabelle Nolen, Amelia Nolen,  Jason Richardson, Nathan Ramsey, Chuck Jones, Paul Jones, Teddy Jones, Sam Jones, Remy Murphy and Jase Murphy;  one great-great grandchild, Beckham Wilburn.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo and Nellie (Dooley) Abney; husband of 59 years, Forrest B. Richardson; a son, Marty Richardson; a daughter-in-law, Judy Stump-Richardson; five brothers and four sisters. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home.
    
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Pate Funeral Home.
 
Burial will follow services at Logan Church of God Cemetery, Logan, IL.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home. 

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

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BENTON – Sherry Lyn Atchison, 59, of Benton passed away on September 17, 2018 at her home after a long battle with lung cancer and the Grace of God is upon her.

Sherry was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 10, 1958 the daughter of Charles & Vera (Shook) Pruitt.

She loved her Kids, Grandkids, NASCAR, Wrestling and Alan Jackson.

Sherry is survived by her:

                4 Children:

                                Ronald Kevin Atchison of Tulsa, OK

                                Jamie King of Benton

                                Tyler Atchison of Benton

                                Marcie Atchison of Benton

               7 Grandchildren:

                                Ashley Thomas of Tulsa, OK

                                Vera Nicole Welch of Benton

                                Joshua King of Tennessee

                                Braxton King of Benton

                                Xander Atchison of Benton

                                Hope Atchison of Benton

                                Checotah Atchison of Benton

                2 Sisters:

                                Diana Hynes & husband Donnie of Tulsa, OK

                                Brenda Modlin of Benton

                Soulmate: Maxie Burton II of Benton

Ms. Atchison was preceded in death by her Parents & by a Great-Granddaughter-Lillian

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 20 at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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UNION, MO – Barry Burgess departed his life on Saturday, September 15th in Union, MO. Barry was 61 years old.

Barry was born on September 3, 1957 to Eugene (“Gene”) and Leah Burgess. He was greeted and reunited with the love of his life, his wife Linda Burgess, and his father in heaven.  Barry loved to spend time outdoors working in the yard and playing with his many dogs.  He enjoyed spending time with his family the most- taking his children to Cardinals’ baseball games, rock concerts, movies, and cheering them on at many football and basketball games.  Barry spent much of his career as a proud UMWA coal miner. Barry will be remembered for his strong work ethic, his absolute selfless devotion to his wife and children, love for his animals, and his easy-going patient nature and big sense of humor. All of his life choices and plans revolved around his beloved wife Linda and his three children.

Barry was preceded in death by his beloved wife Linda Burgess and is survived by his twin children, Wesley (Becky) Burgess of St. Louis, MO; Bethany (Aaron) Taylor of Murphysboro, IL; a son, Joseph Burgess of Chicago; a brother, Steve Burgess of Johnson City, IL; and his mother Leah Burgess.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 20 at Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, IL with Rev. Dr. Eusebius Mbidoaka officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the services from 9-11am. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery – West Frankfort, Illinois.

Charitable contributions to celebrate Barry’s life can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.

Condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – J Edward Carpentier, 71, of West Frankfort, Illinois passed Saturday September 15, 2018 at 7:05 p.m. at Herrin Hospital.

Ed was born January 1, 1947 in Peoria, Illinois to Jack and Edna (Jones) Carlson Sr. He served in the United States Air Force. Eddie was a wonderful husband, grandpa, and great grandpa. He loved being with family and was loved by all. He loved animals, especially his dogs Bentley and Lucy. He enjoyed being outside and had a passion for trees. Everybody that met him loved him. He was very eccentric. One of his favorite things was a rock hard biscuit and a glass of milk. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna; parents; niece, Lisa Norris;

Ed is survived by his wife, Linda Carpentier; siblings: Tom and Debbie Stevenson, Rick and Shelia Carlson, Bob and Desiree Carlson, Becky Brower, Betsy Barnes; step-daughter, Charles and Shelley Armes; grandkids: Jim & Heather Craver, Dakotah Armes, Braylee Armes; great grandkids: Jace, Owen, Aubrie Craver; nieces: Bob and Julie Wagner, Jim and Kelley Leonard, Jackie Taylor, Bruce and Ro Testory; his second family was the Norris’s.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home –West Frankfort, Illinois with  Bob Norris and Ted Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. prior to the service. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 1961 of Orient, VFW Post 5764 of West Frankfort, and Air Force Honor Guard.

Condolences of sympathy – www.unionfh.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – Opal June Wyant, 92, of West Frankfort, IL, passed away at 6:15 p.m., on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort.
 
She was born on June 20, 1926, to John and Mary (Summers) Gaither in Thompsonville, IL. She married Louis Wyant and he precedes her.
 
Opal was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, camping, fishing, and spending time with her family.

Opal is survived by her one son, Kenneth (Delores) W. Patterson of West Frankfort, IL; one daughter, Mary L. Pritchett of West Frankfort, IL; five Grandchildren, Brett A. Patterson of Galatia, IL, Lainie M. Rich of West Frankfort, IL, Brock W. Patterson of AL, Roberta L. Dalton of West Frankfort, IL, Kelly T. Baker of Benton, IL; nine great-grandchildren, Megan M. Patterson, Nason L. Clark, Bryce Rich, Amber King, Paige King, Cooper  Patterson, Crew Patterson, Cade Patterson, Jaxsen Starling; and one great-great grandchild, Slade Rich.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Riley and Mary Ethel Gaither; loving husband, Louis O. Wyant, four brothers; Sylvester Gaither, John Gaither, Kenneth Gaither, Carter Gaither, and one grandson; Barry Patterson.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main Street, Benton, IL.
    
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 1 p.m, at the Plaster Grove Cemetery in Thompsonville, IL, with Reverend Mark Minor officiating.
 
Memorials contributions may made to Plasters Grove Cemetery, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

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ORIENT – Edna M. Rose, 86, of Orient, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in her residence at 3:45 p.m.

Edna was born June 20, 1932 in McDowell County, West Virginia, to William and Ida (Lambert) Trump. She attended the Christian Church in Orient. She loved her family, reading and walking. 

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Rose; parents; sister, Gerall; brothers: Jerry and William.

Edna is survived by her George Rose; sons: Sam and Terry Rose; daughters:  Marie Vincelette, Donna (Mike) Hooker, Rita (Mike) Jeters, and Linda (Sidney) Williams; sisters:  Cecelia, Donna, Rita, Dot, Jean, and Betty; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, Illinois with Mike Jeter officiating. Burial will be in the Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to  2 p.m. prior to the service.

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BENTON – Barbara Jane McCoy, 71, of Benton, IL, passed away at 4:45 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Helia Healthcare of Benton, IL. 
 
She was born on October 6, 1946, to John and Lida (Miller) Rusher in Rend City, IL. On May 15, 1971, she married James McCoy, and he survives.
 
Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church of West City. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her family.
 
Barbara is survived by her husband, James McCoy; two children, Matthew McCoy of Benton, IL and Jennifer (Ryan) Huie of Sesser, IL; one granddaughter, Rylin Huie; four brothers and sisters, Rick (Gail) Rusher of Owensville, IN, Steve (Tara) Rusher of Evansville, IL, Christy (Jim) Davenport of Henderson, KY, and Kathy Rusher of Benton, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Lida Rusher.
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home.
    
Funeral services will follow visitation Monday, September 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Pate Funeral Home with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Burial will take place in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery.
 
Memorials contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

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VALIER – Lamon Deon Hart, 80, of Valier passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

He was born on December 24, 1937 to Nelson Hart and Lillie (Overturf) Gibson. He married Francesca (Shovan) Hart on August 31, 1958 and she survives of Valier.

Survivors include his wife; children Lonnie (Mary) Hart of Benton and Lori (Chris) Dillman of Marion; grandchildren Andrew Hart, Sidney (Abbie) Hart, John Ryan (Tina Breen) Beighley, Tyler (Kristi) Dillman, and Cortney (Nick) Panzo; great grandchildren Cooper, Vincent, Madison, Trey, Emerson, and Evann; one brother Damon (Charlotte) Hart of Valier. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was retired from Zeigler Coal Company as a surface mine superintendent. He also served on the Valier Village Board for over 30 years, and was a 50 year member and Past Master of the Valier Masonic Lodge.  Lamon was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Dale Burzynski officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Valier.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

For a full obituary go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – John Patrick Chismar, 42, of West Frankfort, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in St. Joseph West Hospital – St. Louis, Missouri at 9:28 p.m.

John was born June 30, 1976 in West Frankfort, Illinois, to John Albert and Connie (Conaughty) Chismar. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church – West Frankfort, Illinois. He was a drummer and travelled with TLC and Collective Soul.

He was preceded in death by his father, John; step-father, Larry Peters; grandparents:  Carl Conaughty, Albert and Emily Chismar.

John is survived by his mother, Connie Peters; son, Ben Chismar; fiancée, Myriah Oestrerreich; grandmother, Jo Conaughty; two step-brothers:  Mark and John Peters; step-sister, Sarah Peters; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church – West Frankfort, Illinois with Monsignor Bill McGhee and Rev. Dr. Eusebius Mbidoaka officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery – West Frankfort, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, Illinois.

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MULKEYTOWN – Timothy Wayne Curwick, 36, of Mulkeytown passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018.

He was born on November 3, 1981 to Rick Donovan and Beth (Curwick) Donovan. He was engaged to Amy Willis and she survives of Mulkeytown.

He is survived by his parents, fiancé and his children Paula Curwick of Coello, Kayla Curwick of Royalton, Jonathon Curwick of Benton, Emma Willis, Kaitlin, and Jaxon Willis of Mulkeytown; one sister Amy Donovan of Harrisburg; two nieces Bethany and Chloe; grandmother Jo Ann Yosanovich of Buckner and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son Nicholas Curwick, grandmother Ilene Marie Vogler, and grandfather Donald Curwick.

He was a press operator at Nascote in Nashville, IL.

Graveside services will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Mulkeytown Cemetery with Brother Harol Whitlock officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gilbert Funeral Home to help with funeral arrangements.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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MARION – Diann K. Walthes, 70, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 in her residence at 4:45 a.m.

Diann was born October 22, 1947 in Malden, Missouri to Freeman and Mary (Fair) Thompson.  She worked many years for The Daily American as the advertising manager.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lydia Ann; grandson, Jaxson Renn; parents; infant brother, Ronnie Thompson.

Diann is survived by her husband, V.E. Walthes; daughter, Heather (Larry) Snodgrass; son-in-law, Mike (Angie) Renn; granddaughter, Georgie Renn.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, Illinois with Brother Lloyd Whittaker officiating.  Burial will be in Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com.

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MCLEANSBORO – David Ray Campbell, 63, of McLeansboro passed away at 9:17 a.m. Friday,  September 7, 2018 at his residence.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL

Funeral Service: 10 a.m., Monday, September 10, 2018 at Blooming Grove Baptist Church.   The Church will open at 9 a.m.

Clergy: Brother Bill Miller and Reverend Richard McCormick   

Burial: Blooming Grove Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL

Date of Birth: September 17, 1954   Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL

Father: Alfred D. Campbell             Mother: Ruby L. (Shorb) Campbell

Marriage to: Debra Lynn Miller              

Occupation: Lieutenant of McLeansboro Police Department for 33 years                                                                                

Church Affiliation: Member of Blooming Grove Baptist Church

Activities: David loved riding horses.

Survivors:

Wife: Debbie Campbell,  McLeansboro, IL

Children: John David Campbell; Lisa Diane (Brian Scott); Barbara Lynn (Tory Potts);

                 Billie Jean (Randy Huff ); Angela Denise (Kevin Nelson );  D J Campbell

Grandchildren: Jaralynn Jean (Tyler Murphy); Adrea JoAnn (Brenton Attebury); Logan

                            Scott, Danica Richelle, Marabeth Sue, John Austin, Madison Kristine,

                            Reghan Mackenzie, Trey Lee Allen, Alyssa Lynn, Justin John Clyde,

                            Sheridan Lynn, Shalea Jo, Jacob John David

Great Grandchildren: Layton Alan, Weston Roy, Hayden Tate 

1  Sister: Beverly Badgett and husband Buddy, McLeansboro, IL

1  Brother-in-Law: Steve Nelson of Springerton, IL    

Preceded in Death by: Parents  Alfred & Ruby Campbell,  Sister Janice (Campbell) Nelson

MEMORIALS  TO:  The Gateway Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Memory of

                                    John David Campbell.                                                                                                                                                                  

Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of arrangements.

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SESSER – Terry Curtis Hutson, 71, of Sesser passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at home.

He was born on March 30, 1947 in Sesser, IL to Curtis and Reba (Culley) Hutson. He married Rhonda (Montgomery) Hutson on May 21, 1983 and she survives of Sesser.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda; Children Ryan (Jennifer) Huie of Sesser, Joel (Lisa) Huie of Belleville, IL, Darren (Mark) Hutson of Seattle, WA and Kaitlin Hutson of North Liberty, IA; grandchildren Grant, Rylin, Cole, Mason; three sisters Joyce (Kenneth) Kirkpatrick of Rock Island, IL. Reba (Brooks) High of Anna and June Hutson of Sesser.

He was employed by the Sesser-Valier School District for many years until his retirement. He was an avid St Louis Cardinals fan and was a member of the Sesser Masonic Lodge.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Rev. Stephen Gray officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hammond Cemetery in Sesser. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hammond Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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BENTON – Hazel Margaret Lampley, age 91, of Benton, passed away at 1:53 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2018 at SIH Herrin Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To leave the family online condolences or to share memories of Hazel Lampley, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.

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BENTON – Scott Mitchell, 68, of Benton passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 at his home. 

He was born on August 31, 1950 in Iron Mountain, MI to Dr. Eugene Pratt and Francis Justine (Alvey) Mitchell. He is survived by his children Michael Scott (Jennifer) Mitchell of Naples, FL, Casey (Robert) Goins of Mulkeytown and Lauren (Jeffrey) Kutzke of Marco Island, FL; grandchildren Koleton, Kylee, Mason, Laiken, Brayden and Klayton; one brother Michael Mitchell of Benton; one sister Sarah Arview of Fort Branch, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Ruth Ann Mitchell. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the United States Navy. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Noon at the Bocce Ball Club, 500 South Wilson Street, Benton, IL 62812.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – Rose Anne Stitely, 78, of West Frankfort, Illinois, passed away Sunday September 2, 2018 in her residence at 3:32 p.m.

Rose Anne was born August 29, 1940 in West Frankfort, Illinois to Joseph and Mary Evelyn (Fitzgerald) Podnar. Rose Anne worked 32 years until her retirement as the flooring manager and bookkeeper for Associated Lumber City in Carbondale. She also previously owned and operated Rose Anne’s Gifts and Antiques in West Frankfort. Rose Anne was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Podnar; brother-in-law, John Westell.

Rose Anne is survived by two sons: John Podnar and Joseph (Sharon) Stitely all of West Frankfort; sister, Barbara Westell of West Frankfort; sister-in-law, Carol Podnar of West Frankfort; five grandchildren: Ashley (Brandon) Presley of Johnston City, Stephen Podnar of West Frankfort, Jaden, Hunter, and Jett Stitely all of West Frankfort; three great grandchildren: Aleah, Briley, and Memphis Presley all of Johnston City; niece, Beth Ann Westell (Jeff Wollesen) of West Frankfort; great nieces, Jana and Sarah Wollesen all of West Frankfort.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, Illinois with Rev. Dr. Eusebius Mbidoaka officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery – West Frankfort, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made St. John’s Catholic School. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.

Condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com.

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SESSER – Irene Eurgil, 95, of Sesser passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

“She is Clothed with the strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future” Prov. 31:25

She was born on October 23, 1922 in Mt. Pleasant, PA, to Joseph and Mary (Bogucz) Sopala. She was married to Felix Eurgil on June 15, 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2006.

Irene is survived by her children Mary (Rick) Tygett, David (Linda) Eurgil, and Cheryl (Charles) Dame all of Sesser; Grandchildren Michele (Ed) Epplin, Jennifer (Craig) Zinzilieta, Tim (Alison) Tygett, Michael Tygett, David II (Amber) Eurgil, Alison (Marcus) Barice, Matthew (Janelle) Eurgil, Jeff (Beth) Dame, Scott (Paula) Dame, and Dustin (Lara) Dame; great grandchildren Luke, Lexi, Lauren, Jake, Emma, Timmy, Isabella, D.J., Canon, Donovan, Alexandria, Lily, Cole, Micah, Jocelyn, Madison, Elle, Trevor, Charli, Maximus and Henry; and many close and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 60 years Felix, two sisters Isabella Sopala and Elaine (Albert) Yurgovsky, one brother Leonard Sopala, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Wanda and Mickey Korin.

She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sesser for over 70 years and the St. Mary’s Altar Society. Irene enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, baking and shopping with her friends. She worked for many years at the “Fabric Shop” in Sesser.

Funeral Mass for Irene will be on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sesser with Father Urban Osuji officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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MCLEANSBORO – Hazel Carr, 93, of McLeansboro, IL passed away at 10:42 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral: GRAVESIDE SERVICE ONLY will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro for family and friends.

Clergy: Reverend Robert Sefried

Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL

Date of Birth: September 18, 1924

Place of Birth: Hamilton County, IL

Father: James Ray

Mother: Mary ( Griffith ) Ray

Marriage to: Delmar Carr on February 15, 1952 in Piggott, Arkansas

Occupation: Bank Cashier for Peoples National Bank.

Church Affiliation: Member of First Baptist Church of Collinsville, IL

Survivors:
1 Son: James B. Carr, McLeansboro, IL
1 Sister: Mildred Webb, McLeansboro, IL
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death by: Parents, Husband, Brothers Ralph and Charles Ray

HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro, is in charge of arrangements.

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MCLEANSBORO – Doris  J. Anderson, 95, of McLeansboro, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in McLeansboro, IL.                                                                                                                        

GRAVESIDE SERVICE ONLY will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Odd Fellow Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL.                                       

Clergy: Reverend Mark Byars   

Burial: I. O. O. F.  Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL

Date of Birth: December 10, 1922 

Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL

Father: James Monroe Tyler 

Mother: Lurlin ( Duncan ) Tyler

Marriage to: Warner H. Anderson in McLeansboro, IL on April 15, 1950. He preceded her in death on August 24, 1988.         

Occupation: Homemaker. She also worked for several years for Deister, Ward  & Wichter as an Abstractor.                                                                          

Church Affiliation: Member of The First Baptist Church, McLeansboro, IL

Activities: Doris was a member of the Hamilton Memorial Hospital Auxillary and she dearly loved to dance.                                                                                             

Survivors:

Brother:     J.D. Tyler, McLeansboro, IL

5 Nieces:   Marti Martin & husband Don, Midlothian, TX

                    Kimberly (Tyler) Tremmel & husband Ron, Trenton, IL

                    Pat Lee & husband Doyle, Lake St. Louis, MO

                    Terry Kikendall & husband Dan, Ocala, FL

                    Janet Mitchell, Valmeir, IL

2 Nephews:   C B  Martin & wife Sharon, Bluford, IL

                       Andy Bethel, O’Fallon, IL

Preceded in Death by: Parents James and Lurlin Tyler; Husband Warner Anderson;  Son, Lex Anderson; Sisters, Thelma (Ty) Turpin and Melba Mertz.

Memorials may be made to Residential Hospice or to the Alzhiemers Association and will be accepted at the Harre Funeral Home.  

Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.

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WEST FRANKFORT – Margaret L. Wright, 96, of West Frankfort, Illinois, died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 12:40 p.m. at Archway Rehab in Energy.

She was born May 31, 1922 in Johnston City, Illinois to Ira E. and Eva Leigh Bearden. Margaret married Francis M. Wright on June 22, 1941 in Cape Girardeau. He passed away January 1, 1999. She was a member of the First Church of God, Rt. 37 South, which she dearly loved. Margaret worked for her father at Bearden’s Grocery store in West Frankfort until he passed away. After marriage, she worked at Sangamo Electric Company for six years. Margaret and her husband were owners and operators of Wright TV Sales & Service in West Frankfort for 38 years before their retirement. They were also owners and operators of The Ceramic Shop for several years. She was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts along with her husband. Margaret had many blessed friends and she loved everyone.

Margaret is survived by her daughter-in-law, Linda Wright; two step grandchildren, Kim (Chad) McCague; Kyle Hanson (Lisa Martin); two step great grandchildren, Bryson and Brooklyn Hunsaker, Connor McCague, Logan Taylor; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Brenda Kay (3 ½ years of age;), son, Warren Wright; her parents; two brothers: Bernell and Valdene Bearden; two sisters, Roberta Messer and Maxine Williams; nephew, Brad Wright.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, Illinois. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery – Johnston City, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to First Church of God – West Frankfort, Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.

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MT. VERNON – Laura Beth White, 57, of Mount Vernon, Illinois lost a long battle with cancer at 7:54 a.m. August 29, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was born August 10, 1961 in West Frankfort, Illinois to the late John and Loretta (Gruzeski) Tedeschi. Laura first married Douglas Whiting. After his passing, she married Bill White on January 5, 2002 in Benton, Illinois.

In addition to her husband of 16 years, Laura is survived by her children, John Whiting and wife, Taylor of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Lance White of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Deanna Whiting of Madison, Wisconsin, Lauren Kemp and husband, Corey of Antioch, Illinois, and Staci White of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Jaxson Whiting of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Emily Kemp of Antioch, Illinois; sisters, Marilyn Wood and husband, Ray of Dallas, Texas and Carol White of Madison, Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Laura was preceded in death by her grandson, CJ Kemp; and brother, Johnny Tedeschi.

Laura worked for many years for local attorneys and later for progressive housing. She was a longtime member of Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she served as the secretary for the Saint Mary Council of Catholic Women. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Laura was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

A visitation will be held Monday, September 3, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Rosary will follow at 7:30 p.m. Another visitation will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A funeral mass will follow at 10 a.m. with Father John Iffert officiating. Interment will be held at the White Family Property in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Laura’s honor to Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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WHITTINGTON – Melvin “Red” Neal, 78, of Whittington passed away Wednesday morning, August 29, 2018.

He was born in Franklin County, IL on July 20, 1940 the son of Ralph & Clara (Stone) Neal.

He married Sandy Crisp on September 26, 1958 and she preceded him in death on August 18, 2015.

Mr. Neal was one of the founding members of the Ewing-Northern Fire Department. Mr & Mrs. Neal loved and were very active in the Fire Department.

Mr. Neal is survived by his:

               2 Daughters:

                              Beth Roberts & husband Jeff of Whittington

                              Sherry Richardson & husband Stephen of Benton

               3 Grandkids:

                              Jason Richardson of Benton

                              Brittany Davis & husband Clay of Cape Girardeau, MO

                              Ethan Roberts of Peoria

               1 Great-Grandson: Brody Neal Richardson of Christopher

Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Two Sisters-Phyllis Gray & Betty Neal & Two Brothers-Tom Neal & Richard Neal.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 1st at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Mr. David Goss officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ewing-Northern Fire Department Fund.

For more information or to sign the online guest register, please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.

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BENTON – Steven Jay Tennenbaum, age 65, of Benton; passed away at 8:01 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room.

Mr. Tennenbaum’s wishes were to be cremated.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Faith Baptist Church of Benton, with Rev. Steven Flach officiating.

Arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family to assist with the cremation expenses, C\O Leffler Funeral Home.

To leave online condolences to the family or to share memories of Steve, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.