BENTON – William Thomas Lampley, Sr., age 89, of Benton, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Stonebridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Benton.

Per Tom’s wishes, he will be cremated.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton, with Rev. Dean Severin officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery on Monday for the graveside service. Arrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of William Thomas Lampley, Sr., to the Alzheimer’s Association, and can be dropped off or mailed to the Leffler Funeral Home.

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

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BENTON – Sharon M. Hall, age 76, of Benton, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Benton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The Leffler Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.

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

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MCLEANSBORO – Mildred Ila (Cantrell) Warren

Age: 82
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 4 a.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, IL
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL
Funeral: 1 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Harre Funeral Home
Clergy: Reverend Robert Sefried
Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL

Date of Birth: September 18, 1937
Place of Birth: Rileyville, IL
Father: Hood Bethel Cantrell
Mother: Nora V. (Cotter) Cantrell
Marriage to: John Albert Warren on May 2, 1958 in McLeansboro, IL. He passed away Friday, August 29, 2008
Occupation: Secretary
Activities: She loved to sew, sit with elderly and was a member of The Eastern Star.

Survivors:
3 Sons: Dwight Anthony (“Tony”) Warren
Bradley Wayne Warren, McLeansboro, IL
John Wesley Warren ( wife Reggie ), Dahlgren, IL
1 Sister: Elizabeth (Liz) Campbell – McLeansboro, IL
1 Brother: Ronnie Cantrell – Dale, IL
Grandchildren: Brittani Valentine; Jarret, Tyler and Riley Warren
2 Great Grandchildren: Ellie Marie and Karter Reeve Valentine
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: Parents; Husband ; Brothers Morris and Kenneth Cantrell; Sisters-in-Law Susie Cantrell and Phyllis Cantrell

MEMORIALS TO: Shriners Hospitals for Children and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL

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

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ELDORADO – Margret Sue (Mansell) James, 90, of Eldorado, IL, born July 30, 1929 on the family farm in Knights Prairie Township, Hamilton County, Illinois, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at Eldorado Rehabilitation Center in Eldorado, IL.

Soon after he returned from his service in the Army during World War II, she married Cecil James on June 7, 1947, and they set up housekeeping in their home west of McLeansboro, where they lived until moving to the green house on the hill just north of Eldorado in 1972.

Sue accepted Christ into her life as a young girl at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church near her home, and maintained her faith throughout the rest of her life. Although she had many talents and worked at various jobs during her life, she declared that she especially wanted to be known as “a good Christian woman, a good wife, and a good mother,” and she excelled on all three of her goals.

Sue was a very giving person. She lived by the creed that “Helping a friend or loved one is expected of us, but when we help a stranger, we follow in the foot steps of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burris and Daisy Bell (Bennett) Mansell; husband Cecil James; one brother, John Bennett Mansell; her father-in-law, Herman James, and mother-in-law Ruth (Wilson) James; two brothers-in-law, Rev. George Robert “Bob” James and James Hall; four sisters-in-law, Anna Belle James, Dixie June (James) Hall, Anna Grace (Mick) James, and Velda N. (Alexander) Mansell ; and two nieces, Elizabeth Ann (James) James, and Ruth Marie Eckelberry.

She is survived by two sons, Tom (Pam) James of Trenton, IL, and John (Rugina) James of Eldorado, IL; three sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Danny) Eckelberry of Eldorado, IL  Linda Mansell of Sanger, TX, and Betty (James) Workman of Franklin, IN; grandchildren, Brian James of Trenton, IL, Kristen James of St. Louis, MO, Brandon James of Madison, AL, Brent (Nikki) James of St. Jacob, IL.; two step-grandchildren, Dexter French of Princeton, KY, and Bethany (Carl) Mask of St. Louis, MO; two great-grandchildren Elena Marie and Joseph Warren James; three step-grandchildren, Zachary Lafferty, Sophia Mask, and Adrianna Mask; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eldorado Golden Circle or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 16  at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL. Funeral Services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday following the visitation at Harre Funeral Home.  Rev. Russell Helton and Rev. Larry Woodrow will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL.

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DAHLGREN – Marvin Eugene Wilkerson, 79, of Dahlgren, passed away at 11:43 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born July 12, 1940 in Dahlgren, the son of George E. and Zana B. (Trotter) Wilkerson. He married Donna Sue Tucker on Nov. 9, 1958.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Donna; sons: Terry Wilkerson and wife Kim of Dahlgren, Scott Wilkerson and wife Beth of Greencastle, IN, and JR Wilkerson and wife Kris of Bloomington; mother, Zana Wilkerson of Dahlgren; brothers: Dan Wilkerson and wife Jennifer of Talking Rock, GA and Zane Wilkerson and wife Cathy of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren: Zachary Wilkerson, Benjamin Wilkerson, Kasie Chenoweth and Michael Wilkerson; step-grandchildren: Ashley Robert, Hannah Robert, and Alexis Robert; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Wilkerson.

Marvin was a life-long farmer, and operated the family farm north of Dahlgren with his wife Donna of 61 years and his son Terry. He lived in interesting times, seeing farming transition from check-row planters and two-cylinder John Deere tractors to today’s modern equipment with computerized systems. An avid antique collector, Marvin enjoyed going to engine shows and flea markets (and searching eBay) for John Deere and other farm implement collectibles (even co-authoring a book on antique corn planter lids with son Scott). Marvin never met a stranger, made lasting friendships, and always found a way to make everyone laugh. However, he most loved being with family telling stories, teasing about everything from gardens to girlfriends, and eating catfish. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Friends may call Thursday, November 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m. the IOOF Cemetery in Dahlgren with the Rev. Gary Whipple officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Rend Lake College Foundation and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren. Online condolences may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com.

The Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of arrangements.

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MCLEANSBORO – Mary Ruth Biggerstaff Parr

Age: 80

Residence: McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away: 10:51 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital,  Mt. Vernon, IL             

Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, November 15, 2019 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL

Funeral: Noon, Friday, November 15 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL                                                     

Clergy: Tim Biggerstaff           

Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery,  McLeansboro, IL  

Date of Birth: August 12, 1939     

Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL 

Father: James Arthur Biggerstaff    

Mother: Jennie (Lasater ) Biggerstaff

Marriage to: Edward Lewis Parr on December 28, 1957 in McLeansboro, IL and he passed away on June 15, 2010.             

Occupation: Homemaker                                                                                                                 

Church Affiliation: Member of Temple Baptist Church

Activities: Loved to cook, read and take care of her family      

Survivors:

Daughter: Cathy Hoover, McLeansboro, IL

2 Sons: James N. Parr and wife Amy,  McLeansboro, IL

              Steven Parr,  McLeansboro, IL

3 Brothers: John Biggerstaff (wife Sharon), Woodlawn, IL

                     Lowell Biggerstaff (wife Linda ), McLeansboro, IL

                     Dale Biggerstaff (wife Brenda ), Dale, IL

3 Sisters: Florene Dutton (husband Russ), Mt. Vernon, IL

                 Alice McKinney, Sandwich, IL

                 Nona JoAnn Beckham, Mt. Vernon, IL

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

3 Grandchildren: Christina Strumpher (husband Jacob), Mt. Vernon, IL

                                James Parr, Jr., McLeansboro, IL

                                Patrick Barrall, Fairfield, IL

 2 Great Grandchildren: Raylan and Graycin                   

Preceded in Death by: Parents/Husband/Son, Eddie Ray Parr, 6 Brothers, Donald, Cecil, Claude, Ralph, Wesley, Manuel; 5 Sisters, Mildred, Evelyn, Dorothy, Laura and Wanda.

Memorials to: Donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at the Funeral Home.                   

Arrangements are being conducted by Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL.

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SESSER – Wilma Lee Cockrum, 94, of Sesser passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2019 at her home in Sesser.

She was born on July 29, 1925 in Sesser, the daughter of Goldman Alfred & Fannie Mae (Harrison) Tucker.

She married Coy I. Cockrum on Aug. 31, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2003.

Mrs. Cockrum along with her husband owned & operated Coy & Wilma’s Campground & Bait Shop from 1972 to 2012. She was a member of the Hazel Dell Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Cockrum is survived by her:
Daughter: Connie Hammond & husband Larry of Sesser.
2 Sons: Coy Deon Cockrum& wife Vickee of Benton. Danny Cockrum of Sandwich.

6 Grandchildren:
Larry Don Hammond of Sesser
Rich Hammond & wife Amy of Sesser
Scott Cockrum& wife Elizabeth of Pace, FL
Gina Williams & husband Scott of West Frankfort
Chris Cockrum of San Diego, CA
Melissa Cushman of Athens

11 GreatGrandchildren

4 GreatGreatGrandchildren

4 Sisters-in-law:
Ermalee Conner, Mazie Hamilton, Afton Lampley & Donna Tucker
Several Nieces & Nephews, and many special friends.

Mrs. Cockrum was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, by a Brother-Dempsey Tucker, by a Sister-Idella Montgomery, and by several Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Ann Schwengel officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to SSM Hospice.

For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com

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BENTON – Lyda A. Essen, 76, of Benton, passed away at 1:50 p.m., on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Stonebridge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Benton, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on August 15, 1943, to Floyd and Stella (Pickett) Thornton in West Alton, MO. On September 20, 1959, she married Delbert G. Essen, Jr. and he survives.

Lyda loved her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her pet cat. She was a member of the Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church in McLeansboro, IL.

She is survived by her loving spouse of 60 years, Delbert Essen Jr., three children, Charles Essen and wife Rhonda, of Alton, IL, Chris Hagerman and husband Bob, of Benton, IL and Daniel Essen and wife Carol, of Fayetteville, AR; four grandchildren, Troy “Cassie” Hagerman, Robby “Samantha” Hagerman, Danny “Lacey” Hagerman and Olivia “Tyler” Owens; three great-grandchildren, Gauge, Karcin, Johanna; and future great-granddaughter, Everly, due in March 2020; one brother, Louis “Jackie” Thornton of Troy, MO; one sister, Linda Moffitt of Yorktown, VA; three brother-in-laws, Louis “Kathryn” Essen, John “Jeannette” Essen and Roland “Jackie” Essen; and three sister-in-laws, Betty Thorton, Rosemary Essen and Dale Evelyn Hickman. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Lyda was preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Stella Thornton; one brother, George Thornton; three brother-in-laws, Ken Moffitt, Bill Williams and Ben Essen; and a sister-in-law, Barb Williams.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 203 W. Church St., Benton, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 1 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, with Robby Hagerman, officiating.

Cremation will take place per her wishes.

Memorials may be made to Southern Illinois Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

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MCLEANSBORO – Junior Franklin Johnson
Age: 91
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his residence in McLeansboro
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2019 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL
Funeral: 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL. Minister Roger Turner will officiate the service. Burial: Hickory Hill Cemetery, Walpole, IL

Date of Birth: March 2, 1928
Place of Birth: Dale, IL
Father: Frank Johnson
Mother: Sarah (Webb ) Johnson
Marriage to: Helen Ruth Warren on December 20, 1947 in McLeansboro, IL
Occupation: Region 5 Captain of Illinois Department of Conservation (Retired)
Activities: Loved to hunt, fish and be outside, especially to garden.
Church Affiliation: Member of Cornerstone Church of Christ, McLeansboro, IL

Survivors: Wife Helen Johnson, McLeansboro, IL
Daughter: Pamela Huggins (husband Steve), Ridgedale, MO
Sons: Steve Johnson (wife Debby ), McLeansboro, IL
Brent Johnson (wife Michelle ), McLeansboro, IL
Warren Johnson, McLeansboro, IL

Grandchildren: Lesley Auten (husband Brad ), Glen Carbon, IL
Lori Aydt (husband Tim ), Hollister, MO
Lance Huggins (wife Katie), O’Fallon, MO
Sarah Brake (husband Tim ), McLeansboro, IL
Adam Johnson (wife Callie ), McLeansboro, IL
Derek Johnson (companion Lacey Martin ), Delafield, IL
Amanda Johnson, Grayville, IL

Great Grandchildren: Brendan, Dale and Trevor Auten; Devon and Sophie Aydt; Macaulay, Liam and Tressa Huggins; Cale and Sadie Brake; Gus, Thea, Elsie and Katherine Johnson

Brother-in-Law: Max Warren (wife Adeline ), McLeansboro, IL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: His parents, one brother and two sisters.
MEMORIALS TO: Cornerstone Church of Christ and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro

Arrangements for Franklin Johnson are under the direction of the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
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MCLEANSBORO – Carl Wayne Morris, 72, of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born February 1, 1947 in McLeansboro, IL, the son of Bernard and Helen (McMahon) Morris. Carl was a retired aviation mechanic and was a United States Air Force veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict.

He is survived by one daughter, Kristi and husband Kelly Strauser of McLeansboro, IL; step-grandson, Bralon Strauser of Ingalls, IN; three brothers: Bernard Lee and wife Lynn Morris of Springfield, IL, Bill and wife Marilyn Morris of Houston, TX and Tom and wife Jeanetta Morris of Knoxville, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a step-grandson, Broc Strauser.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 10, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Carl will be laid to rest at IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro with Graveside Military Rites performed by American Legion Post 106 and a U.S. Air Force Honors team. Online condolences may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com.

The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
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CHRISTOPHER – Elizabeth Ann Teel, 64, of Christopher passed peacefully November 4, 2019. She was surrounded by her loved ones.

Born December 23, 1954 in Blue Island, IL to Dwight W. and Virginia L. (Allen) Croessman, Ann was a graduate of Du Quoin High School’s Class of 1972 and earned her associate degree from Southern Illinois University in 1975. She married her husband, Forrest M. Teel, May 21, 1977 at the First Christian Church in Du Quoin.

Ann was employed as the secretary for the chairman of SIU’s Office of Educational Leadership. She later worked with special needs children at Christopher Grade School. Upon retirement, she found a passion for collecting and selling antiques and memorabilia.

She is survived by her husband, Forrest; children, Harrison M. (Lenise) Teel of Paducah, KY and Mackenzie A. (Luis Rivera) Teel of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; grandchildren, Amelia and Luke Teel of Paducah, KY; and two brothers, Allen W. (Nancy) Croessmann of Madison, NJ and John H. (Barbara) Croessman of Okawville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 9th at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Du Quoin. Ann loved working with children so in memory of her, and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

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

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BENTON – Mary Beth Prusha, age 60, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her home.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton with Rev. Phillip Kennedy officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Beth Prusha Memorial Service at GoFundMe.com

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

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VALIER – Glenn Scott Swigert, 56, of Valier passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Franklin Hospital.

He was born on November 3, 1962 in Waukegan, IL to Sanford Milton and Annie Ruth (Scott) Swigert. He is survived by a daughter Felicia Swigert; two grandsons Daveion Alexander and Donavon Castillo; two sisters Kathy Papamatheakis and Brenda Hanlon and one brother Kenneth Gilmore. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson Leonard Alexander.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery.

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

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MULKEYTOWN – Frank Vercellino, 90, of Mulkeytown passed peacefully to be with his beloved Berniece at 6:07 p.m., Thursday, October 31, 2019. His family was at his side. He was the son of Italian immigrants; a heritage of which he was very proud .

His services will be held at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Christopher on Tuesday, November 5, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. with Fr. Urban Osuji officiating. Burial will be at St. Andrew Cemetery in Christopher.

Frank was born on September 12, 1929, in Valier. He and Berniece were married on September 14, 1950. He was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife, Berniece (Bufford) Vercellino, his parents, John B. Vercellino and Angeline T. (Richardi) Vercellino; two brothers, Joe Vercellino and John B.Vercellino, Jr; two sisters-in-law, Madelyn (Stoffel) Vercellino and Louise (Bufford) Hoffmann, and four brothers-in-law Marvin Bufford and Bennie Bufford, Bernard Hoffmann and Chuck Feltmeyer.

Survivors include a Daughter, Sandy Vercellino Laur (Nick) of Sesser and son Steve Vercellino (Terry) of Mulkeytown. He has six grandchildren who were the light of his life, Brian Laur (Dana), Erin Basso (Chip), Lacey Hagerman (Danny), Steve Vercellino (Alyssa), John Vercellino (Johnel) and Chris Bial. He also has five great grandchildren Reid and Reagan Basso, Delaney, Patrice, and Banx Laur and a great granddaughter on the way.

Frank was always a hardworking man dedicated to taking care of his family. He had worked at many jobs including the Old Ben 21 coal mine until his retirement; but most of all, he was a farmer. He loved the land and working it was one of his greatest pleasures. He was also a huge sports enthusiast not only playing several sports and refereeing, but watching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren every time he could.

Frank was a lifetime member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Christopher, IL and the Christopher Knights of Columbus, of which he was a founding member in 1954.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Andrew Chapel Fund or Hospice of Southern Illinois in Marion. Envelopes will be available at the church.

The Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is handling arrangements.

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

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SESSER – Robert “Bob” Eugene Carpenter, 82, of Sesser, passed away on October 30, 2019.

He was born on April 14, 1937 in Christopher, IL to Arthur and Lula (Rogers) Carpenter. He married Billie (Boles) Carpenter on July 8, 1960 and she survives of Sesser.

He is also survived by his two sons Mike (Shari) Carpenter of Mulkeytown and Dennis (Darcy) Carpenter of Christopher; grandsons Matt Carpenter and fiancé Allison Donsbach of Effingham, IL, Todd (Loryn) Carpenter of Scheller, IL and Dalton Carpenter of Christopher; great grandchildren Adalyn, Zayden, Cole, Cain, and Addilyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and sisters Kenneth Carpenter, Velma Irvin, Genell Reed, Claude Carpenter, Ester Buller and Ray Carpenter.

He was a coal miner, a member of the UMWA and a veteran of the United States Army.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Larry Cook 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 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 – Donald Dwight “Buck” Clark, 88, of McLeansboro passed away at 6:10 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Heritage Woods of McLeansboro.

Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. A funeral service will be held Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Pastor Chad Everett officiating. Burial will be in the Brush Harbor Cemetery in McLeansboro.

Date of Birth: October 13, 1931              

Place of Birth: Dale, IL

Father: Harry Ernest Clark           

Mother: Eunice  (Swafford) Clark

Marriage to: Phyllis Ann (Ray) Clark on July 29, 1951 at Brush Harbor Church. Phyllis passed away December 24, 2018.          

Occupation: Donald worked as a pusher in the oil field.                                                                        

Church Affiliation: Attended Norris City Crossroad Church, Norris City, IL

Activities: He loved camping and horseback riding.                                                                                              

Survivors:

1 Daughter: Vicky Trevarthan and husband Daniel, Daytona Beach, FL                                            

2 Sons: Randy Clark and wife DeAnne, Mechanicsburg, PA

              Rick Clark and wife Jean, Evansville, IN

10 Grandchildren

18 Great Grandchildren

1 Sister: Betty Becker and husband Paul, McLeansboro, IL

Preceded in Death by: Parents and Wife Phyllis                                                                                                                                        

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

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MACEDONIA – Hazel Frances Brooks, 99, of Macedonia, IL, passed away at 11:05 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in McLeansboro, IL.

Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 30 at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL with Rev. Chris McCann officiating the services. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery in Macedonia, IL.

Date of Birth: November 3, 1919
Place of Birth: Mackinaw, IL
Father: Harry Frederick
Mother: Carrie (Nutty) Frederick
Marriage to: Walter C. Brooks of Macedonia on March 19, 1945 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Occupation: Frances was an elementary teacher for 40 plus years and a majority of those years were spent teaching at Ewing Grade School. Activities: She loved to sew, read, cook and play with grandchildren. She was a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.
Church Affiliation: Member of Macedonia Methodist Church

Survivors
1 Son: Lewis Winemiller (wife Jean), McLeansboro, IL
4 Grandchildren: Jason Hanson (wife Sallie), Teutopolis, IL
Ron Winemiller (wife Whitney ), Benton, IL
Kristi Key (husband Justin), Oklahoma City, OK
Brooke McCann (husband Chris ), Benton, IL
9 Great Grandchildren: Asa, Eli & Cooper Hanson; Maysen & Malone Winemiller; Jackson & Levi Key and Gavin & Callie McCann
1 Niece: Harriette Spaw of Festus, MO

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, Husband, 1 Brother, 2 Sisters and 3 Great Grandchildren
MEMORIALS TO: Macedonia Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home.

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