OBITUARIES

FRANKLIN COUNTY ILLINOIS

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CORA LUCILLE ADAMS
Herrin
Cora Lucille Adams, 79, a former Benton resident, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, 1999, in the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. There will be no visitation. Those attending the service on Wednesday are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Adams was born on May 17, 1920, in benton, the daughter of Marshall and Winnie (Gargus) Rice. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of West City. She is survived by two sons, Ray Adams and wife Pam of Herrin, Roy Adams and wife Gretchen of Cambria; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Dallape and husband Frank of Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, by one brother, Earl Rice and by one sister, May Blair.

ROBERT FRANKLIN ALLEN
Fallbrook, California
Robert Franklin Allen, former Sesser resident, died at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Rev. Woody Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Horse Prairie Cemetery, Sesser. There will be no visitation. Mr. Allen was born in Chicago Heights, the son of Charles Hobart Allen and Erma Atchison Lewis. Survivors include one sister, Shirley Armenisa and husband Sam of Kankakee; two brothers, Kirby Allen and wife Carol of Chicago Heights, Carrell Lee Allen and wife Mary of Woodland Hills, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. A construction worker, he was an Army veteran of the Viet Nam War, and was of the Protestant faith. He was a member of the Sesser VFW and American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

JENNIE ALLOIS
Benton
Jennie Allois, 86, of Benton, died at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at the Community Hospital of Ottawa. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Donald Lenzini officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday, to the church. Mrs. Allois was born in Herrin on Sept. 18, 1912, to Joe and Catherine (Nigra) Appino. She was married to Aldo Allois on July 27, 1933. He died on Dec. 18, 1973. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton. Survivors include one daughter, Jo Knudson and husband Don of Marseilles; two grandsons, Dr. Gregory Knudson and wife Michelle of Dublin, Oh., Dr. Gary Knudson and wife Kendra of Waterloo, Iowa; five great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband and two brothers, Bart and Pete Appino preceded her in death. For those who wish Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the church. The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.

JEWELL M. ANDERSON
Lexington, Kentucky
Jewell M. Anderson, 50, died at her home in Lexington, on Friday, June 18, 1999. Services will be held Tuesday, June 22, at 11 a.m. in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Revs. Tommy Howard and John Welsh officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the funeral home. Mrs. Anderson was born on Oct. 25, 1948, in Martin, Ky. the daughter of Estill Martin and Avean M. Green. She was married to Fred Anderson who survives. She was employed by Hills Department Store in Lexington. In addition to her husband, Fred, she is survived by her mother, Avean M. Green of Sesser; three brothers, Estill Martin Jr. of LaGrane, Ind., Tom Martin of Ocean Springs, Miss., Don Martin of Scheller; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

LLOYD J. ATCHISON
Christopher
Lloyd J. Atchison, 89, died at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 1999, in the Skilled Care Unit of Franklin Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, with the Rev. Gary Farthing officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday until time of service. Mr. Atchison was born on Nov. 10, 1909, in Plain View, Ark., the son of Andrew J. and Allie (Williams) Atchison. He was first married to Norma (Steckenrider) Atchison who preceded him in death. He later married Beatrice J. (Corn) Atchison. She survives. He was a retired coal miner from Freeman #3 and a member of U.M.W.A. In addition to his wife, Beatrice, he is survived by four children, Betty Rowland of Christopher, Donald Atchison of Sesser, Jack Atchison, Diane Sthal of Mulkeytown; stepchildren Dean Smith of West Frankfort, Ray Smith of Kentucky, Donna Craig of Lake-In-The-Hills, Jerry Smith of Abingdon; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Essie Hayes of Mt. Vernon.

WILMA ATCHISON
Marion
Wilma Atchison, 83, formerly of Whittington, died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in St. Mary's Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington, with the Rev. Bob Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday to the funeral home. Mrs. Atchison was born on June 11, 1916, in Franklin County, the daughter of Fred and Ada (Shockley) Duff. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Christopher. Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Shumate of Atlanta, Ga., Sharon Atchison of Fort Worth, Texas, Sheila Brown and husband Norman, Marion; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Paul Atchison, one grandson, two brothers and one sister.

LOU DEANE BAILEY
Benton
Lou Deane Bailey, 77, of 108 W. Adams, died at 5:05 p..m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Funeral services will be a 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Clinton Woodfin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bailey was born Aug. 18, 1926 in Logan, the daughter of Hiram Elmer and Cordie Ellen (Gill) Keaton. She married Charles W. Bailey and he died Nov. 19, 1972. She was a retired manager of various retail stores on the Benton Public Square including The Vogue, The Shoe Room, and Harris'. She was a past President of the Business and Professional Women's Organization, past Band Parent president, and was a Girl Scout leader for 18 years. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Benton. Survivors include two sons, Rox W. Bailey, Charlotte, NC, Mike Bailey, East St. Louis; a daughter, Jane O'Tain, Evansville, Ind.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, a brother, Charles E. Keaton, Benton; a sister, Mona Lee Bays, St. Louis, Mo. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson, Aaron B. Bailey and a sister, Madge Jones. Memorial contributions may be made to the Deaconess Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Evansville, Ind.

MELVIN E. BANEY
West Frankfort
Melvin E. Baney, 86, of 302 Illinois Ave., died at 6:35 p.m. , Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13 in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with the Rev. Becky Brault officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday to the funeral home. Mr. Baney was born on Sept. 8, 1912, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Gail Ruby (McMeens) Baney. He was married to Frances (Steh) Baney on July 22, 1933 in West Frankfort. She survives. He was a retired painter and a member of the Harmony International Brothers of Painters and Allied Trades Union Local #32. He was very active in Democrat politics and had served as a precinct committeman, Denning Township trustee and clerk, Franklin County Board of Trustees and president of the Joiner School Baord of Education. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the administration board and was president of the Harmony Sunday School Class. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Donna Sue Bozarth and husband Joe of West Frankfort; three grandchildren, Cynthia Crabtree and husband Jerry of West Frankfort; Georgia Moore of West Frankfort; Doug Moore and wife Becky of West Frankfort; four great-grandchildren, Cara Broy, Alyssa, Nathan and Ashlee Moore, all of West Frankfort; one brother Gailord Baney and wife Geneva of Sesser; three sisters, Ruth Funcannon of Benton, Eleanor Ferguson of West Frankfort, Gretta Sanders of California; several nieces and nephews. Friends who wish may make memorials to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the First United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

MONA M BEAN
Mona M. Bean, 97, a former Benton resident, died Wednesday morning Aug. 25, 1999 at the Northgate Nursing Home in Florissant, Mo. Services will be held at noon on Friday, Aug. 27, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with Pastor Phillip Ingle officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Friday until time of service to the funeral home. Mrs. Bean was born in Jefferson County on Dec. 16, 1901, the daughter of Noah Calvin and Stella (Lisenby) Humphrey. On April 3, 1921, she married Walter Leonard Bean. He died Oct. 30, 1983. Survivors include one daughter, Jackie Hayes of Florissant, Mo.; two grandsons, Bret Hayes and wife Sonya of Florissant, Mo.; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Vermadel Travis of Peoria, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Leota Mick, and son-in-law, Bob Hayes. For those who wish Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Benton and will be accepted at the funeral home.

ELVA BLANCHE BISHOP Sesser
Elva Blanche Bishop, 89, of 508 W. Matthew, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999 in the St.. Mary's Good Samaritan Health Care Center, Mt. Vernon. Services will be held Sunday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bishop was born on Feb. 15, 1910 in Franklin County, the daughter of Austin and Safrona (Kelly) Walker. She was married to Alonzo Bishop who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1992. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Betty and Bill Wilson of Sesser, Jane and Ed Curtis of Wynona, Minnesota, Barbara and Jack Cote, Brook, Ind.; 8 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Jones of Sesser.

EARNEST L."ERNIE" BLAIR
Benton
Ernest L."Ernie" Blair, 54, died at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in the Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin. Services will be held Friday, July 2, at noon in the Poulson Funeral Home with the Rev. Rod Joplin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday to the funeral home. Mr. Blair was born on April 29, 1945, in Benton, the son of James and Eleanor (Chaffin) Blair. He was married to Virginia "Ginger" (Langston) Blair. She survives. He was a retired concrete contractor and a member of the Church of God, Benton. He loved his yard and garden. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Shannon Blair of Benton; stepson Greg Bradford and wife Nancy, Olive Branch, Mississippi; stepdaughters, Angel Henry and husband, Danny of Memphis, Tenn., Roxane Finch, South Haven, Miss.; two grandchildren, Craigory and Darrean; seven stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Clifford and wife Carol Blair of Benton, Mark and wife Rebecca Blair of Springfield; two sisters, Elsie and husband Jackson Cantrell of Benton, Nancy and husband Emil"Bud" Vandom of Benton. His parents, three brothers, James Jr., Gary Lynn, William Edmon Blair and two sisters, Edna Mae Thompson and Linda Wyant preceded him in death.

DALE EDWARD BOND
Marion
Dale Edward Bond, 71, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 1999 at the V.A. Medical Center, Marion. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at the Third Baptist Church Marion, with Dr. Jerry Ford officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Meredith-Blue Funeral Home, Marion. Mr. Bond was born on June 29, 1927, in Saline county, the son of Wilbern and Grace (Edwards) Bond. He married Bonita Sue Edwards on March 29, 1947 in Marion and she survives. He was the owner of the Marion Abstract Company and Franklin County Title in Benton. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. In his free time he enjoyed trap shooting. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Rhoda Bond of the Lake of Egypt; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne "Jody" and Bob Fuson of Benton, and Karen and Ron Broeking of Marion; grandchildren, Erin Corder, Chad Fuson, and Carrie and Ben Cox. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be made to the Marion Third Baptist Church, TIP Home Health Care Services or Benton Immanuel Baptist Church building fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.

BARBARA JEAN BOURLAND
West Frankfort
Barbara Jean Bourland, 69, of 1737 E. Main St., died on Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 in Franklin Hospital. Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort. Burial was in Tower Heights Cemetery. Mrs. Bourland was born on July 28, 1930, in Chicago, the daughter of Reece and Geneva (Thompson) Edwards. She was married on April 27, 1977, in West Frankfort to Arthur Bourland. He survives. She has been involved for 19 years with the Franklin County, E.S.O.A. and for the last 12 years she served as assistant coordinator. In addition to her husband, Arthur, she is surived by one daughter, Lori and husband Harley Kelso of Loredo, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Jane Dobreff of Belleville, Mich.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Barbara and Molly Kelso, Eric and Jason Dobreff . She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Irvin Odum, infant granddaughter, Amanda Kelso.

HAROLD E. "COWBOY" BRADEN
West City
Harold E. "Cowboy" Braden, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Franklin Hospital, Benton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, in the Poulson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Loyd Lasley officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Braden was born on Dec. 6, 1921, in Hamilton County, the son of the Rev. Dorcy and Louie Fay (Sanders) Braden. He was married to Mildred "Louise" Craddock. She died on Feb. 18, 1999. He was retired as a roof bolter from Freeman Coal Co. in Waltonville, and was a member of the Eakin Grove Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Lampley of Benton; a granddaughter, Nancy Graser and husband Paul of St. Charles, Mo.; great-grandson, Matthew Paul Graser of St. Charles, Mo.; three foster children, Robert "Butch" and Connie Spain of Waltonville, Louise and Alan Minton of Christopher, Helen and Richard Davis of Benton; 8 foster grandchildren; 10 foster great-grandchildren. Mr. Braden was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, two brothers, Otis and Elmer Braden.

TONA ELAINE BRADEN
Ina
Tona Elaine Braden, 39, died Tuesday, July 13 a.m. in her home in Ina. Services will be held Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m. in the Polson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. David Shores offciating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Michael T. Braden. Tona was born on April 25, 1960, in Benton, the daughter of Arthur F. and Shirley (Tate) Braden Ehrhart. Her spouse was Tom Isom, who survives in Ina. She was a retired nurse's aid and was of the Baptist faith. Other survivors include two sons, Robert D. and Michael T. Braden, both of Ina; one daughter, Mary Beth Braden of Ina; a stepdaughter, Jamie Marie Morris of Ina; two grandchildren, Dalton Matthew and Kelsey Marie; a step-grandchild Kaitlin Nicole; brothers, Steve and wife Chris Holmes of Fairborn, Ohio, Arthur and wife Karen Braden also of Fairborn; sisters, Karin Ward of South Carolina and Bonnie Rhodes of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Nicholas Arthur Braden, who preceded her in death in 1994.

MARY E. BRANDIBAS
Christopher
Mary Bandibas, 76, of 408 E. 15th St., died at 5 p.m. on Wednesda,y, Sept. 29, 1999. Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at noon in the Gilbert Funeral Home with the Rev. Perry Musgrave officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Brandibas was born on Aug. 13, 1923, in Christopher, the daughter of Lester and Dora (Montgomery) Smith. She was first married to Paul Space and later married Eli Brandibas. They both preceded her in death. She was a housewife and of the Catholic faith. Survivors include one daughter, Paula J. and husband Mike Saul of Christopher; two grandchilden; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Norman Smith of Valier, Bob Smith of Christopher, Lester Smith of Herrin, James Smith of Granite City; one daughter, Carol Sue Maibaum of Kokomo, Ind. She was also preceded in death by one sister.

BILLY BROWN
Sesser
Billy Brown, 83, of 14541 St. Hwy. 168, Sesser, died in his home at 11:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Rev. Larry Cook officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service scheduled for 7 p.m. Mr. Brown was born in Rend City on Aug. 9, 1916, the son of Rayburn and Velma Beryl (Yung) Brown. He was married to Martha Elizabeth (Troxel) Brown on Oct. 21, 1951. She survives. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a farmer, livestock and grain elevator dealer. A member of Local 181 Operators Union, he belonged to Scottish Rite, Belleville, Ainad Shrine Temple in East St. Louis . He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the V.F.W., American Legion and D.A.V. all of Sesser. In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lewis Rayburn Brown.

WANDA MAXINE BROWN
Calvert City, Kentucky
Wanda Maxine Brown, 84, of 778 Oak Park Blvd. in Calvert City, Ky. died at 8:42 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 in Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, Ky. Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, Ky. with the Rev. Terry Mathis officiating. Burial will be in Calvert City Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Brown was the former owner of Brown's Ken Tuk-Un Motel in Gilbertsville, Ky., and was a member of the Gilbertsville Baptist Church and the North Marshall Senior Citizens. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Childrens Home in care of the Collier Funeral Home. Survivors include two sons, Donald Brown and Wayne D. Brown, both of Calvert City; a sister, Kay Sammons of Valier; a brother, Woodrow Slade of Ortonville MI; one grandson, R. Clay Brown of Paducah, Ky. one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Brown of Paducah and a great-grandson, Matthew Brown, Paducah. She was preceded in death by her husband Arvel "Buster" Brown, father Oliver Slade, mother Pearl Ramsey Slade, and brother, Bill Slade.

WILLIAM RAYMOND (DOC) BROWN
Christopher
William Raymond (Doc) Brown, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999 at Franklin Hospital in the ICU unit. He will be cremated. A Memorial service for Mr. Brown will be held on at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at the Apostolic Church , on the corner of 5th and Church St. in Christopher. The Rev. Eugene L. Brown will officiate. All family and friends are welcome. No flowers please. Mr. Brown was born in Christopher on June 7, 1913, the son of James and Kerry Brown. He was a retired automobile salesman. He is survived by one son, Bob of Banning, California; a grandson Joey in the Navy; three sisters, Grace Brown of Banning, Ruby (Sue) Popovich of Banning, Ieline Sutton, Tuscon, Az.; two brothers, Clyde Brown of East Peoria, Roy Brown of Banning; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Michael, three brothers, Glen, James (Lorne) Lloyd and Sim Russel.

MARGIE BROWN
West Frankfort
Margie Brown, 67, of 804 E. Garland St. died in the home of her son on Thursday, June 23, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Riedel officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, west of Vienna. Visitation is after 9 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Brown was born on June 7, 1932, in West Frankfort, the daughter of Ross and Lillian (Wicker) Lowman. She was married to Bill Brown and he survives. She was a member of the Northern Baptist Church in West Frankfort. In addition to her husband Bill, she is survived by one son, Gary Brown and wife Sandy of Thompsonville; one daughter, Jane Allen and husband David of Benton; four grandchildren, Julie Swigonski of Benton, Mechele Whaley of West Frankfort, Melissa Shimkus of Thompsonville; Brad Allen of Benton; three great-grandchildren, Kyle, Tristan and Cory. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter Lynn Ann Allen, two brothers, Ralph and Paul Lowman. Friends who wish may make memorials to Lynn Ann Allen Memorial.

GEORGE EUGENE BRYANT
Benton
George Eugene Bryant, 85, of Benton, died at 10:36 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at the Cardinal Nursing Home in Energy. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Hobbs-johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Trotter officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from 9 until 11 Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Bryant was born April 11, 1914, in Benton, the son of William and Anna (Denham) Bryant. He married the former Inez L. McNeal on March 6, 1934 and she survives. He was a retired coal miner, having worked at Old Ben #14, 21, and 24. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was a past deacon of the East Benton Baptist Church and a member for 64 years. Survivors include his wife, Inez Bryant, McLeansboro; a son, Paul E. Bryant, Wheaton; a daughter, Mary Ann Morris, McLeansboro; three grandchildren, Cindi Cox, McLeansboro; Bryan Knight, Louisville, Ky.; Jennifer Scott, London, England; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Reynolds, Marion; and Virginia Shelford, Blairsville. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Virgil and LaDean Bryant. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Benton Baptist Church.

MARY LYNN POE BRYANT
West Frankfort
Mary Lynn (Poe) Bryant, 34, of 7716 Cambon Lake Road, died at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 1999, east of Zeigler. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler with Brother Ed Sapp officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery in Buckner. Visiting hours are after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home until the time of service. Mrs. Bryant was born Dec. 30, 1964, in Du Quoin, the daughter of Earl T. and Minnie (Armstrong) Poe. She married Everett Dean Bryant in 1998. He survives in Jefferson City, Mo. She had attended the First Christian Church in Zeigler. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Minnie Poe of West Frankfort; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Thomas Chitwood of Dowell and Patty and Paul Hopkins of Benton; six brothers and three sisters-in law, Earl and Gilda Poe of Plumfield, Boyd and Ella Poe of Richmond, Ind., Charlie and Brenda Poe of West Frankfort, Bill Poe of Belton, Texas, Dean Poe of West Frankfort and Gene Poe of Plumfield; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

SOPHRONIA BURTON
Decatur
Sophronia Burton, 88, of Decatur, and a former Whittington resident, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur. She was born in East St. Louis, on May 12, 1911 to Pete and Bertha Kirk. Mrs. Burton was a member of the Rescue Free Will Baptist Church in Whittington. She was married to Lloyd Burton. He preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Bill Burton of Decatur; four daughters, Jean Shelton of Elgin, Joan Beasley of Benton, Sally Atchison of Decatur, Shirley Kagel and husband Larry of Elgin; five grandchilden, Sharon, David, Holly, Brandon and Monte; thirteen grandchildren; four great-great-grandhildren; four children whom she babysat, Debbie and Steve King of South Elgin, Jennifer and Nason Buttz of Decatur; one sister, Ky Fitzgerrell of Benton; one half sister Norma Dunbar of Ina. Mrs. Burton was peceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, Mike and by two sisters. Funeral services will be held a 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Eric Mowry officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

MARY LYNN POE BRYANT
West Frankfort
Mary Lynn (Poe) Bryant, 34, of 7716 Cambon Lake Road, died at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 1999, east of Zeigler. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler with Brother Ed Sapp officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery in Buckner. Visiting hours are after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home until the time of service. Mrs. Bryant was born Dec. 30, 1964, in Du Quoin, the daughter of Earl T. and Minnie (Armstrong) Poe. She married Everett Dean Bryant in 1998. He survives in Jefferson City, Mo. She had attended the First Christian Church in Zeigler. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Minnie Poe of West Frankfort; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Thomas Chitwood of Dowell and Patty and Paul Hopkins of Benton; six brothers and three sisters-in law, Earl and Gilda Poe of Plumfield, Boyd and Ella Poe of Richmond, Ind., Charlie and Brenda Poe of West Frankfort, Bill Poe of Belton, Texas, Dean Poe of West Frankfort and Gene Poe of Plumfield; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

DOROTHY L. CALLONI
Chistopher
Dorothy L. Calloni, 75, of 504 Biby St., died at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 1999, in her home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, in St. Andrew's Catholic Church,, Christopher, with burial to follow in the Harrison Cemetery, Buckner. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to the Gilbert Funeral Home. Mrs. Calloni was born on Jan. 5, 1924, the daughter of Hiley Bill and Mary Beulah (Campbell) Furlow. She was married to John J. Calloni, who died Aug. 12, 1991. She was a retired school teacher for the Christopher Grade School District. A member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, she belonged to the Christopher Womans Club, Jolly Jills and the Altar Society. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Calloni Girten, Carbondale, Sandra C. Lahpinen, Connecticut; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

WRIGHT JOHNSON CANTRELL
Benton
Wright Johnson Cantrell, age 88, died at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 1999 at the Severin Nursing Home in Benton. Mr. Cantrell was born on Feb. 20, 1911 in Hamilton County to Bill and Janie Cantrell. Mr. Cantrell was a citizen of Benton since 1934. He was a member of the UMWA for 72 years. He was a coal miner for 42 years, last working at Old Ben #21. He was a member of the Benton Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Beulah (Holliday) Cantrell, Benton; two sons, Ronnie Cantrell and wife Bobbette, Marengo and Gary Cantrell and wife Debby, Benton; one grandson, Aaron Cantrell, Benton; two granddaughters, Kristen Jerkins, South Carolina and Sherrie Cantrell, Streamwood; one great-grandson, Christopher Reyna, Streamwood; one great-granddaughter Lauren Reyna, Streamwood and one sister, Madge Atchison, Springfield. Mr. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, Roy, Persia, John, Hersel, Homer, Sefton and Kirk and by one sister, Mary Seiler. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6 at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Rod Joplin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the funeral hour on Sunday at the funeral home.

DIANA BURROUGHS CARLISLE
Christopher
Diana Burroughs Carlisle, 48, died at 1:40 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Marion Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Gilbert Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery in Buckner. Visitation will be after 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 at the funeral home. Mrs. Carlisle was born on Jan. 17, 1951, in Christopher, the daughter of William Burroughs and Theresa Poteau. She married Jim Carlisle and he survives. Mrs. Carlisle was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, her children, Jamie and Bobby Arondelli, Christopher, Lisa and John Davis, Elkville and Tresa and Brad McCuan, Tunnel Hill; brothers and sisters, Lorraine and Ronnie Wilson, Valier, Jeanetter and Bobby Keith, Fayetteville, Tenn., Larry Burroughs, Christopher, Jim and Gerry Burroughs, Little Rock, Danny, Jerry and David Burroughs, Florida; grandchildren Kaytlin, Autumn, Danielle, Aaron, Megan and Paige, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Vicki Downen, Sesser and Gayla Miklos, Troy. She was preceded in death by her parents, niece Ronda Wilson and grandson Jonathan Davis

ERIN ANDREA SWOFFORD CARMEN
Benton
Erin Andrea Swofford Carmen, 39, of 801 N. Buchanan St., died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in the St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Ben Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Swofford Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Carmen was born April 2, 1960, in Decatur, the daughter of James Andrew and Ella Joanne (Harris) Swofford. She was married to Robert Carmen and he survives. She was a secretary with Rend Lake Seamless Guttering, and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Benton. Survivors include her husband, Robert Carmen, Benton; two daughters, Nicole Legris, and Ashley Carmen, of Benton; her parents, James and Joanne Swofford, Benton; four sisters, Cheri Mackey, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Robin Bennett, Whittington, Susan Milleville, Shelbyville, Cristy Call, Licking, Mo.; two brothers, John Swofford, Lawrenceville, Ga., David Swofford, Illiopolis; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. EVA LOU DONOVAN Ina Eva Lou Donovan, 70, a former Ina resident, died at 1:03 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 1999, at the Herrin Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the Johnston

VIRGINIA MAE CAVITT
Sesser
Virginia Mae Cavitt, 87, of 714 N. Park St., died at her home at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Brayfield Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Rev. Harl Ray Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday to the funeral home. Mrs. Cavitt was born on March 11, 1912, in Sesser, the daughter of Norman and Elzina (Veach) Harrison. She was first married to Clarence Earl Dillion and later married Lester Cavitt. Both preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Imogene Dubbert, Madison, Mo., Frances Geraldine Levault, New Port Richey, Florida; a sister, Juanita Spann, Sesser; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Harrison, Ralph Harrison, Archie Fred Harrison; a sister, Lila Greenwood.

CHARLES EVAN CHAMBERS
Mt. Vernon
Charles Evan Chambers, 86, died at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 in St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. on July 23, 1999 in the Hughey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Kenneth Holland officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Masonic services will be conducted by Jefferson Lodge #368 AF & AM of Opdyke at 7:30 on Thursday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Chambers was born on Dec. 8, 1912, in East St. Louis, the son of Charles Henry and Nettie S. (French) Chambers. He married Evelyn R. Fults in East St. Louis on Nov. 24, 1934. She died May 7, 1986. He was a retired driver for the Railway Express Agency after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church; Jefferson Lodge #368 AF & AM of Opdyke; the Andrew D. Webb Chapter #160 Mt. Vernon, the Patton Commandery #369 Knights Templar, Ainad Shrine Temple of East St. Louis; Mt. Vernon High Twelve Club and was a Navy veteran of World War II who enlisted on April 4, 1944 and was discharged Dec. 5, 1945. For those who wish memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children and will be accepted at the funeral home. Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Pierce and husband Dennis of Mt. Vernon, Martha McKenzie of Gilbertsville, Ky.; two sons, Bill Chambers and wife Lois of Opdyke, Bob Chambers and wife Mary of Mulkeytown; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Hilda DeFrates of Godfrey; several nieces andnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Monia Pierce.

JESSE LEE CHENOWETH
McAllen, Texas
Jesse Lee Chenoweth, 88, formerly of the Christopher and Carbondale area, died on Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, in McAllen. Graveside services in the Mulkeytown Cemetery will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Friends are asked to meet at the Cemetery. The Gilbert Funeral Home of Christopher is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Chenoweth was born on July 31, 1911 in Du Quoin, the son of Jesse F. and Grace (Gammon) Chenoweth. He was married to Mary Lee Chenoweth and she survives. He was a retired teacher and coach of baseball and golf. He was a former member of the First Christian Church in Christopher, the Elks Lodge in Carbondale and McAllen, Shriners Temple of Belleville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dixie Goro of McAllen and Jane Samford of Freemont, Calif; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Vaughn of Zeigler. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Julianne Wester, two brothers, Finis and Roy Chenoweth.

WILLIAM REED CLIFT
Chesterfield, Mo.
Miriam Reed Clift, 70, of 14316 Conway Meadows Court, a former Benton resident, died on Thursday, July 1, 1999, in her home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Mark Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Clift was born June 13, 1929 in Benton, the daughter of Douglas and Gladis (Berry) Reed. She married Richard E. Clift and he survives. She was a homemaker, and of the Methodist faith. In addition to her husband, Richard, of Chesterfield, Mo., she is survived by a son, Douglas and wife Anne Clift; two daughters, Susan and husband, Jeff Crump, Sharon and husband, Walt Drbul, all of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Rachel, Drew, Hannah, Lauren, and Olivia, and a nephew, Mark Harrison of Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Richard Andrew Clift, a half-brother, Guy Reed, and a sister, Mildred Reed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208.

CECIL R. CONNER
Chicago Heights
Cecil R. Conner, former resident of Southern Illinois, died on Friday, Oct. 15, 1999 at St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999 at Steger Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee, with the Rev. Bary Lee officiating. Cecil was born March 2, 1935, the son of Raymond & Ollie Page Conner in Jefferson County. He was employed by Pep Boys Auto Parts in Chicago Heights. Mr. Conner is survived by his wife, Linda (Perry) Conner, three daughters, Susan of Steger, Melody of Marion, Billie of Columbia, La.; a stepdaughter, Julie LaFond of Chicago Hgts. Three sons, Raymond of Park Forest, Glen of North Dakota and Cecil Jr. at home. Also surviving are three sisters, Joyce Slack, Marilyn Ing and husband Gene of Sesser Carolyn Johnson and husband Marvin of DeMotte, Ind.; two brothers, Donald and wife Billie of Momence, Oscar and wife Myrl of Sesser; 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Bobby.

DONALD E. COOK
Goreville
Donald E. Cook, 67, formerly of Valier, died at the Memorial Hospital in Marion at 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999. Services will be held Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday to the funeral home. Mr. Cook was born in Valier, on Feb. 4, 1932, the son of Harland and Edith (McManus) Cook. He was married to Norma (Rice) Cook. She survives. He was a retired employee of the Inland Steel Company. He was a veteran of the Air Force, having served in Korea, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Valier and the United Steel Workers Union. In addition to his wife Norma, he is survived by a daughter Sheila and husband Mike Lewandaowski of Covington, Ky.; a son, Donald E. Cook of Portage, Ind., a stepson Charles and wife Cathi K. Spornick of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Anna and Nicholas; a sister, Lena Mae Kirk of Valier. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

PHYLLIS F. COOK
Christopher
Phyllis F. Cook, 85, of 409 South Snider, died in the West Side Care Center in West Frankfort, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 1999. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday to the funeral home. Mrs. Cook was born on Jan. 3, 1914, in Franklin County, the daughter of A.C. and Narcissa (Rogers) Mitchell. She was married to Hiley Cook, who died in 1997. A homemaker, she was a member of the first Christian Church and the WMB Class of the Church and belonged to the Saddle Club. Survivors are daughter, Sandra Wynn of Cutler; a son, Thomas H. Cook of Christopher; three grandchildren, Trisha, James Thomas Wynn, Larry August Dale Wynn; great-grandchilden, Savannah Sue Wynn, Brandon James Dale Wynn, Joshaua Sisney, Gary Dean Reynolds.; a sister, Daisy Phegley of Christopher. Ten brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

RICHARD A. COOK
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard A. Cook, son of Doyle and Mavis Cook of Bourbonnis, died on October 8, 1999. He was buried in the Masonic & Odd Fellow Cemetery in Benton, on Tuesday, Oct. 18. They are former residents of the area. Mr. Cook was born in West Frankfort on May 28, 1942.

VANCE W. COULSON
Christopher
Vance W. Coulson, 93, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Franklin Skilled Care in Benton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Coulson was born in Centerville, Iowa, on April 5, 1906, the son of J.L.and Bessie (Wiseman) Coulson. He was married to Grace Lee (Teaney) Coulson, who died on Jan. 31, 1983. He was a retired coal miner and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Christopher. Survivors include one daughter, Judith Coulson of Christopher; two sisters, Dorothy Coulson of Christopher; Lois Latta of Terra Haute, Ind.; and one brother Clarence Coulson of Springfield, Ohio.

Zela L. Daily
Dahlgren
Zela L. Daily, 82, died at 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, in the Health Care Center, McLeansboro. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gholson Funeral Home, McLeansboro, with the Revs. Robert Sefried and Garlin Burris officiating. Burial will be in the Middle Creek Cemetery, near McLeansboro, and visitation is from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Daily was born on March 18, 1917, in Hamilton County, the daughter of Frank and Cindrilla Catharine (Irwin) Kohl. On Feb. 26, 1936, she married Walter M. Daily, who died in 1983. She was a housewife and a member of the Middle Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Elmond and wife Doris Daily of Dahlgren; one daughter, Eunice and husband Howard King of Annapolis, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ronna Daily of Granite City; ten grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Willard and Gary Daily; three sisters, Ethel Brake, Floy Brake, Letha Cross; one daughter-in-law, Lillian Daily and one great-grandchild.

DAVID E. DAISY
Benton
David E. Daisy, 74, died on Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 in Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Poulson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Hottensen officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in the Jonesboro Cemetery in Jonesboro. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Daisy was born on Sept. 10, 1925 in Cobden, the son of Andrew Jackson "A.J." and Helen (Reinhart) Daisy. He was a public administrator, and head coal billing clerk and telegraph operator. He was a member of the VFW, Lions, American Model Association, SARA and ICRR Historical Society. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, Benton. Survivors include one son, David J. Daisy and wife Tonya of Springfield; a grandchild, David Andrew Daisy of Springfield; a brother, Robert A. Daisy and wife Lucille, Metropolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, George H. Daisy and one sister, Sarah C. Daisy. Memorials may be made to ICRR Historical Society or the American Diabetic Association. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

STANLEY DALLAPE
Eldorado
Stanley Dallape, 77, died at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, in the Watson Funeral Home, Eldorado, with the Revs. Volla Sittig and Russell Helton officiating. Burial is in the Wolf Creek Cemetery, Eldorado. Visitation is from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Mr. Dallape was born on March 22, 1922, in Benton, the son of August and Bertha (Whaley) Dallape. He was married on June 21, 1942, to Jonie (Jenkins) Dallape. She survives. He was of the Protestant faith and attended the Scott St. Baptist Church in Eldorao. He was an honorary member of the Eldorado VFW and Legion and belonged to the Benton American Legion Post. He was employed as a warehouse man. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Roger and wife Diane Dallape of Eldorado; two daughters, Diana Sue (Gib) Conner of Lochloosa, Ala., and Linda Schroeder of Warrenville; brother Carl Dallape; sister, Mary Jane Dallape; five grandchildren, Paul R. Conner, April Simmons, Carol Worby, Carla Hill, Johnny Dallape; six great-grandchildren.

PAUL T. DARE
Valier
Paul T. Dare, 79, of 211 E. Wilson St., Valier, died at his home at 2:40 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Valier First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harl Ray Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. Friends may call Friday evening after 6 p.m. to the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, and from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the church in Valier. Mr. Dare was born on Feb. 19, 1920, in Christopher, the son of Henry and Lula (Myers) Dare. He married Mary Ellen Thompson in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept. 28, 1946. He was a retired employee of Inland Steel Coal Co. and a Navy veteran who served on the U.S.S. Idaho, during World War II. He was a deacon and a member of the Valier First Baptist Church, U.M.W.A., a member of the American Legion of Valier and the Goode Masonic Lodge 744. In addition to his wife, Mary Ellen Dare, he is survived by two sons, Dennis and wife Donna of Mt. Zion, Richard and wife Gingy of Benton; four grandchildren, Mathew Martin, Michael Martin, Lauri Kirkpatrick, Jamie Veach; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyln Owens of Christopher and June Thompson of Tampa, Fla.

EMMIE ELDIS DAVIS
Thompsonville
Emmie Eldis Davis, 86, of 3406 Puckett Rd., Thompsonville, died in Franklin Skilled Care Nursing Unit at 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999 in the Franklin Skilled Care Nursing Unit. Arrangments are pending at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home.

EMMIE ELDIS DAVIS Thompsonville
Emmie Eldis Davis, 86, of 3406 Puckett Road, died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999 at the Franklin Skilled Care Nursing Unit, Benton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Edward Spivey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Thompsonville. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis was born March 13, 1913 in Walker County, Al., the daughter of Jack and Sarah Frances (Butler) Mills. She married Foide Davis on April 1, 1935 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1983. She was a retired factory worker, a homemaker, and was a member of the Christ Calvary Baptist Church, Chicago. Survivors include four children, Maxine and husband Ed Spivey, Loris, SC, Earl and wife Kate Davis of Thompsonville, Sara and husband Bob Smallwood, Thompsonville, James and wife Carol Davis, West Frankfort; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Foide Davis, Jr., who died at birth, two brothers and two sisters.

GRACE DILLON Yuba City, California
Grace Dillon, 88, of Yuba City, Calif., formerly of Benton, and Cherokee Village Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999 in the Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, Calif. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Jack Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Dillon was born Sept. 5, 1911, in Edwards County, the daughter of Herbert and Edith (Bunting) Shepherd. She married Raymond E. Dillon on Aug. 24, 1934 and he preceded her in death in 1988. Mrs. Dillon was a native of Albion. She was a retired school teacher. A member of the Marysville United Methodist Church, she also was a member of the Eastern Star, A.A.R.P. and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, David Dillon and wife Kerri of Yuba City and a granddaughter, Tiphanie Dillon, also of Yuba City. Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

JAMES E. DILLON
Benton
James E. Dillon, 91, of 902 South McLeansoro St., died at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999 in the Franklin Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, with the Rev. Jack Wolfe officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton. Mr. Dillon was born Oct. 3, 1908 in Parrish, the son of Edgar and Aretta (Eickelman) Dillon. He married the former Beatrice Weik and she preceded him in death on March 31, 1903. Retired from the St. Charles Boys School in St. Charles, Ill., he was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of the St. Charles Masonic Lodge and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include a sister, Wilma McGuire, Marion; a sister-in-law, Grace Dillon, Yuba City, Cal.; two nephews, Charles Aikman, Parker, Col., David Dillon, Cal. and a niece, Ann Burns of Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and three sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to Severin Intermediate Care Nursing Home and will be accepted at the funeral home.

NELLIE KATHERINE DILLON
Benton
Nellie Katherine Dillon, 95, died at 8:25 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999 at her home. She was born in Chester on Nov. 14, 1903 to W.F. and Nellie Hudelson Dillon. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Benton. Survivors include one nephew, Bill Mitchell, Benton; three great-nieces, Linda Maddox, West Frankfort, Carol Smith, Benton and Katherine Sheetz, West Frankfort; two great-nephews, David Mitchell and wife Daphne, Benton and Steve Mitchell, Benton; three great-great-nieces, Ashley Sue Maddox, West Frankfort, Hollie Hiller, Benton and Alexandria Mitchell, Benton and one great-great-nephew, Andrew Dillon Mitchell, Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, by one sister, Dorothy Mitchell, one brother, Richard Dillon and an infant sister. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from from 11 a.m. Sunday until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

EVA LOU DONOVAN
Ina
Eva Lou Donovan, 70, a former Ina resident, died at 1:03 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 1999, at the Herrin Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina, with the Rev. Dale Burzynski officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Ina. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Tuesday until time of service. Mrs. Donovan was born in Jefferson County on July 7, 1928, to Frank and Fern (Taylor) Cochran. She was married to James Donovan, who died May 16, 1989. She is survived by three grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Matthews and husband Jim of West Frankfort, Georgia Borho and husband Joe of Grand Island, Fla. Mrs. Donovan was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son and three sisters.

JAMES "JIM" DORRIS
West Frankfort
James "Jim" Dorris, 76, died on Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in the Union Hospital, West Frankfort. Services will be held Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m. in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home with the Revs. Marshall McCullough and Ben Browning officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, South Thompsonville. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Dorris was born on Dec. 7, 1922, in Thompsonville, the son of Everett and Golda (Auten) Dorris. He was married in 1941 in Charleston, Mo., to Lola (Woods) Dorris. She survives. He was a retired coal miner and member of the U.M.W.A. Local #1487, having worked at Old Ben Mine #26. A member of the Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Southern Illinois Wildlife Association. In addition to his wife, Lola, he is surived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Wanda Dorris of Sesser, Tom and Judy Dorris of West Frankfort; two daughters, Phyllis Sanders of West Frankfort, Linda Hall and son-in-law Russell of West Frankfort; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Maxine McClerren and Anna Mae Dorris.

WALTER EUGENE (GENE) DORRIS
Benton
Walter Eugene (Gene) Dorris, 85, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 at the Parkway Manor in Marion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, Benton, with the Revs. John West and Philip Ingle officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to the funeral home. Mr. Dorris was born on Sept. 13, 1914, in West Frankfort, the son of John D. and Cora (Ice) Dorris. He was married on June 28, 1941, at the First Baptist Church in West Frankfort, to Cloe (Alexander) Dorris. She survives. He served 38 months in the U.S. Army and at the time of his discharge was in General McArthur's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. A former Circuit Clerk and Recorder, he was the Coroner of Franklin County from 1960 to 1968. He was the owner and operator of Dorris Abstract Company for 33 years until his retirement. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Benton for 50 years and had served on the Board of Deacons, Board of Trustees, member of the Chancel Choir, and a Sunday School teacher. In addition to his wife, Cloe Dorris of Benton; he is survived by two sons, Michael E. Dorris and wife Pamela Jean of Benton, Jerry Robert Dorris of Benton; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Maurice Dorris of Lawrenceville; one nephew, Charles E. Dorris of West Frankfort; several nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Sevil and Raymond, and an infant brother, Francis, three sisters, Mae Douglas, Golda Hiles, Faye Purcell, one nephew, John D. Douglas and one grandson, Robert Eugene Dorris.

CHESLEY L. DUGGER
West City
Chesley L. (Dug) Dugger, 75, of West City died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday August 8, 1999 at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, after an illness of two months. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Tom Ellison officiating. Burial, with Military rites will be conducted by the Benton American Legion and VFW in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday to the funeral home. Mr. Dugger was born in Rend City on Oct. 23, 1923, to William and Beulah (Gilbreath) Dugger. On Aug. 28, 1954 in Benton, he married Susan M. Caulfield. She survives. He was a retired coal miner, woking at Old Ben Mines #14 and #21. A member of the UMWA Local 1124, he was an Army veteran of World War II, member of AARP, a lifetime member of the Benton VFW Post 2671, American Legion Post #280, the Boneyard Boccie Ball Club and Benton Eagles. Survivors include his wife, Sue Dugger of West City and a special friend, Ruby Arview of Thompsonville. His parents and one son, Larry Lee Dugger preceded him in death.

JESSIE R. EDWARDS
Mulkeytown
Jessie R. Edwards, 74, of 5205 Gannett Rd., died at 7:48 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin. Services will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Burial will be in the Zeigler Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday to the funeral home. Mrs. Edwards was born on Nov. 4, 1924, in Gorham, the daughter of Harry and Matilda Armstrong. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four daughters, Rosalyn Edwards and Judy Edwards, both of Zeigler, Mary Davis of Wichita, Kan., Donna Rae Edwards of Utah; six sons, Stewart Edwards of Benton, Lloyd Edwards of Zeigler, Donald Lee Edwards, Royalton, Pete Edwards of Mulkeytown, Dennis Edwards of Mulkeytown, A.J. Osterdock, Seattle, Wash.; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie and Jerry.

OLGA AMELIA EICKELMAN
Christopher
Olga Amelia Eickelman, 83, died in the Fountain Nursing Home in Crystal Lake at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in St. Andrew Catholic Church, Christopher, with Father Walter Barr officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday until time of service at the church. The Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Eickelman was born on Dec. 17, 1915, in Christopher, the daughter of Leopold and Sophia (Maras) Kauzlarich. She married Eugene S. Eickelman, who died on Jan. 19, 1987. She was a school teacher and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughter of America, Girl Scout volunteer, Croatian Fraternal Union, Altar Society, Christopher Senior Citizens, Herrin Senior Citizens. Survivors include three daughters and sons -in-law, Christine (Tina) and Patrick Kivland of Barrington, Donna and John Wingey of Westminster, Colo., Mary Ann and Doug Caldwell of Columbia City, Ind.; six grandchildren.

MICHAEL ELKO
Buckner
Michael Elko, 79, of 204 S. McDyby St., died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 1999 in his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at The Holy Nativity Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Buckner, with Father John Peck and Father Tom Succarate officiating. Burial will be in the Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Buckner. The Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, July 30, after 6 p.m. at the funeral home. A Requiem Perostas will be held Friday at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Mr. Elko was born May 8, 1920 in Pennsylvania, the son of John and Theresa (Hagadus) Elko. He was married on June 3, 1950 to Mary Elko. She died Jan. 22, 1992. He was the retired owner of Elko Vending in Buckner. Survivors include two sons, Richard Elko, Rodney and wife Kandi Elko, a daughter, Nadine Elko, all of Buckner; step-son Arnold and wife Pat Kondoudis of Schaumburg; grandchildren Shawn Michael Elko, Travis Allen Elko; step-grandchildren Chris and Michael Kondoudis; one brother, John Elko of Aurora; two sisters, Mary Hill of Benton and Sophie Swigonski also of Benton.

CHASTITY FIELD
West Frankfort
Chastity Field, 22, died on Aug. 26, 1999 in Union Hospital, West Frankfort. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Suday. Aug. 29, in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Visitation is after 12 on Sunday until time of service at the funeral home. Chastity was born on Aug. 31, 1976 in West Frankfort the daughter of Paul David Field and Lana Reed. Survivors include a son, Nathan Scott Field; mother, Lana Garland of West Frankfort; father, Paul David Field of Salem, Oregon; two sisters, Brandy and Athena Garland, both of West Frankfort; maternal grandfather, Bill Reed of Benton; maternal grandmother, Clara Shawmeker of Buckner; paternal grandmother, Neva Walker of Elgin, Oregon; six aunts, Vicky Raymond and Barbara Dunston, both of West Frankfort, Marlene Barnfield and Rebecca Stubblefield, both of Jacksonville, Fla, Billie Newberry of Benton, Beverly Smith of Mt. Vernon. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Clifford Field.

WILFRED E. FLAHERTY
Sesser
Wilfred E. Flaherty, 84, died at 10:43 p.m., July 30, 1999 at Herrin Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery in Buckner. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Flaherty was born March 27, 1915 in Wapella, Ill., the son of James T. and Kathryn Byrns Flaherty. He married Marjorie Hill who died May 18, 1998. Mr. Flaherty was a federal grain inspector. He was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Flaherty is survived by daughter, Beverly Rolla, Christopher and Agnes Sylvia Becker, Elmhurst, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and one sister.

GAYLORD W. FOX
Mulkeytown
Gaylord W. Fox, 90, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999 in Franklin Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday until time of service. Mr. Fox was born on March 17, 1909 in Staunton, Ind., the son of William and Bessie (Cook) Fox. He was married to Ruth (Stone) Fox. She preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Parker, Mulkeytown, Ruth Szymanski of Douglasville, Ga.,; three sons, Gaylord L. Fox, Liberty, Mo., Robert G. Fox, Tillamok, Ore., Vern R. Fox, Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchilden; three sisters, Edna Strader, Orlando, Fla., Juanita Martin and Rose Whitney, both of Terre Haute, Ind.

FRANCES R. FRAILEY
St. Louis, Missouri
Frances R. Frailey, 71, a former Benton resident, died at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, July 2, 1999, in the Franklin Skilled Care Nursing Unit, Benton. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. There will be no visitation. Friends should go directly to the cemetery. Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, is in charge of arrangements. Miss Frailey was born on Feb. 13, 1928, in Benton, the daughter of Edward Cleveland and Libbie (Kirk) Frailey. She attended business school in St. Louis and spent her entire adult life there working in secretarial and managerial positions. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Benton. Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Frailey and wife Betty of Benton; one sister, Dorothy F. Davis of Carbondale; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Dewey Frailey; three sisters, Mary Evelyn Booth, Joan Hurley, and Maxine Orrick, and thirteen nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Benton, and will be accepted at the cemetery.

MILDRED L. FRYAR Phoenix, Arizona
Mildred L. Fryar, 92, former area resident, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at the Gardner Home in Phoenix. Arrangements are pending at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina.

MILDRED L. "MID" FRYAR Phoenix, Arizona
Mildred L. "Mid" Fryar, 92, formerly of Ina, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in the Gardner Home in Phoenix. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hope Cemetery, Ina, with the Rev. Russell Wolfe officiating. There will be no visitation and those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. The Johnston Funeral Home of Ina, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Fryar was born on Jan. 13, 1907 in Oakland City, Ind. She married Luther Frayer, who died on Aug. 1, 1998. She was a retired school teacher. Survivors include a nephew, Billy Dave Fryar and wife Rosalee of Whittington; several other nieces and nephews.

NORA MAE FURLOW
Christopher
Nora Mae Furlow, 82, of 508 Church St., died on Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999 in Franklin Skilled Care Unit , Benton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery, Buckner. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday to the funeral home. Mrs. Furlow was born on Dec. 8, 1916, in Christopher, the daughter of Charles and Nora (Branden) Flatt. She was married to Melvin Furlow who died May 10, 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christ View Christian Church, Christopher. Survivors include one son, Raymond O. Furlow of Buckner; one daughter, Thelma Creamer of San Diego, Cal.; two grandsons, Adam Furlow of Atlanta, Ga. and Michael R. Furlow of Buckner; one sister, Betty Thomas of Christopher; two brothers, Robert Flatt of Christopher and Alfred Flatt of Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Emma Hasting and Lucille Price.

DWIGHT GILBREATH Benton
Dwight Gilbreath, 78, of 10697 Lincoln Road, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 1999 at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton. Burial, with military rites by the Benton American Legion and V.F.W. Posts, will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Gilbreath was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Rend City, the son of Lawrence and Zella (Wayman) Gilbreath. He married Annalea Odum on May 4, 1940 and she survives. Mr. Gilbreath was a retired coal miner, having last worked at Old Ben #14. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Rend City Baptist Church, the U.M.W.A. Local 1545 and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Survivors include his wife, Annalea Gilbreath, Benton; one son, Dwight and wife Rhonda Gilbreath, Benton; two daughters, Marilyn and husband Bill Mitchell, West Frankfort, Carolyn and husband Jim Lambert, Benton; seven grandchildren, Darlina Mercado, Deanna Heal, Chris Milda, Sarah Mitchell, Brian and Bob Lambert, and Shawn Gilbreath; four great-grandchildren, Seth Russell, Josh and Jennifer Lambert, and Michelle Mercado; one brother, William "Bill" Gilbreath, Benton; four sisters, Maxine Wilkerson, Benton, Jean Furlow, Christopher, Betty Whitlow, Valier, Shirley Kent, Mendota; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Kenneth Gilbreath; two sisters, Lola Burzynski and Lucille Warren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton Ministerial Alliance, and will be accepted at

CLARENCE RAY "CURNEY" GLENN
Mt. Vernon
Clarence Ray "Curney" Glenn, 76, died at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 with the Rev. Randy Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Those attending the graveside services are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Friday morning. Visitation will be held at the Hughey Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Mr. Glenn was born Nov. 18, 1922, in Jefferson County, the son of Orville and Doll Bain Glenn. They preceded him in death. He married Helen B. Jones in 1941 and she survives. Mr. Glenn was employed for several years at the Ford Motor Company in Chicago Heights and later, until retirement, was employed at Turco Manufacturing Company in DuQuoin as a machine repairman. He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge No. 31 AF & AM, American Legion Post No. 141 in Mt. Vernon and was a post commander and was a lifetime member of the Rend Lake Lunker Busters. He is survived by his wife Helen, Mt. Vernon; daughters, Linda Karch and husband the Rev. Gary Karch, Mt. Vernon, Mickey Burwell and husband Jerry, Mt. Vernon; sons, Larry R. Glenn, Mt. Vernon, Mike Glenn and wife Donna, Mt. Vernon, Mark Glenn and wife Vicki, Valier; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Toddy Carlson, Salen and Cornelia Glenn, Springfield and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Gary Karch Jr. and one brother Robert "Sonny" Glenn. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Food Pantry at the Westside Baptist Church or the Pleasant Grove Church of God and will be accepted at the funeral home.

MARTHA LEE GOFF
Benton
Martha Lee Goff, 69, of 100 N. Ward St., died at 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999 at the Franklin Skilled Care Nursing Unit, Benton. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, with Father Donald Lenzini officiating. Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Goff was born Oct. 12, 1929 in Benton, the daughter of Leonard and Freda (Whaley) Hatchett. She married Charles E. Goff and he died on Jan. 23, 1999. She was a housewife and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Benton. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca and husband Mark Mueller, Christopher, Julietta Mullins, El Paso, Texas, a son, Charles and wife Diane Goff, Benton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and an infant son, Lawrence Eugene Goff.

PHILLIP H. GREENWOOD
Mulkeytown
Phillip H. Greenwood, died at the Fair Acres Nursing Home in Du Quoin, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in the Mulkeytown Christian Church with Revs. Dean Guymon and Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, and from noon until time of service at the church on Tuesday. Mr. Greenwood was born on Jan. 1, 1904, in Mulkeytown, the son of George t. and Nellie (Tinsley) Greenwood. He was married to the former Florence Hill who preceded him in death and later married Helen Maxedon Greenwood, who survives. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mulkeytown Christian Church. He served 22 years on the Farm Bureau Board. In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by two stepsons, J.C. Baumgarte and family of Herrin, and Wayne Baumgarte and family of Chicago; a sister-in-law Stella Greenwood, several nieces and nephews. Five brothers and six sisters preceded him in death.

SCOTT E. GULLEY
Benton
Scott E. Gulley, 37, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, with the Revs. Larry Cook and Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to the funeral home. Scott was born in Benton on Sept. 21, 1961, the son of Ralph E. and Stella (Hall) Gulley. On July 9, 1983, he married Rebecca S. (Bays) Gulley. She survives. Mr. Gulley worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in Marion, and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his wife Rebecca, of Benton, he is survived by a son, Justin Gulley at home; a daughter, Melissa Gulley at home; his parents, Ralph E. and Stella Gulley of Benton; a brother, Stephen Gulley of Benton; a sister, Robyn Dees and husband Michael of Lake in the Hills; two nieces, Tiffany Dees and Breanna Gulley; his mother-in-law, Aline Bays of Sesser. Scott was a very giving person. A loving husband, father, son and brother. He had made the choice of giving the gift of life to others by being an organ donor. His grandparents, Fred and Lossie Gulley, Earl and Ruth Hall and his father-in-law Albert Bays, preceded him in death.

ALBERT HAINES
West Frankfort
Albert "Fody" Haines, 70, of 703 E. 7th St., died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 in the V.A. Hospital in Marion. There will be a Memorial service on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Valier, with the Rev. Harl Ray Lewis officiating. There is no visitation. Parker-Reedy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Haines was born on Aug. 15, 1929, in West Frankfort, the son of Albert and Gertrude (Cutt) Haines. He was married to Bonnie (Tierney) Haines on June 17, 1976 in Naperville. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and had worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. and Allied Signal Aero Space. He was a life time member of V.F. W. of West Frankfort. and a member of the First Baptist Church of Valier. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; one son, Gary Wallace Haines; one grandson; two stepsons, Robert and Scott Adams; a sister, Rita Grant of Alsip, Ill. brothers-in-law, Patrick Tierney and David Treadway, both of Aurora; sisters-in-law, Debbie Treadway and Nuala Tierney, also of Aurora. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Allene Correa, Doris Schultz, Velma Breslin and Phyllis Rose. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the church or the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home.

GOLDIE M. HAMLIN
Macedonia
Goldie M. Hamlin, 87, of 8659 N. Akin blacktop, died at 3:49 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, in her home. Graveside sevices will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Sheldon Township Cemetery in Sheldon, where there will be a short visitation prior to services. The Harre Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hamlin was born on April 24, 1912, in Ben Parker Lake, Pulaski Co. Ky., the daughter of Willian Marshall and Rebecca (Hanover) Hughes. She was married to Virgil Hamlin on Sept. 7, 1941. He preceded her in death. She was an assembly line operator at the Zenith Products of Chicago for 16 years. She attended a Protestant Church in Watseka and loved to garden. Survivors include one son, Cecil Hamlin and wife Gloria of Sheldon; five daughters, Wilma King of Hopkinsville, Ky, Wanda Zito and husband Angel Zito of Macedonia, Marie Willhelm, Watseka, Louella Howe and husband William of Benton, Helen Crawford of Pineknot, Ky.; one brother, Clifton "Pete" Hughes of Indianapolis, Ind., 34 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.

SHEILA KAY HAMMOND
Benton
Sheila Kay Hammond, 41, died at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Sister Ruth Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery in Akin. Friends may call from noon until the funeral hour on Sunday to the funeral home. Sheila was born in Benton on Nov. 16, 1957, to Lloyd and Betty Lou Akin Hammond. She was a legal secretary. She is survived by her mother Betty Lou Hammond, Benton; maternal grandmother Ida Mae Akin, Benton; grandparents Richard and Marie Delano, Auburn Hills, Mich.; one son Bobby Joe Cheshire, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; one daughter Crystal Gayle Carpio, Earlville, Ill.; one granddaughter Jasmine Faith; one sister Paula Jean Christensen, Denver, Colo.; four brothers Randy Edward Hammond, Stevenson, Ala., Richard Dean Hammond, Thompsonville, George Marshall Hammond, Benton and Danny Len Hammond, Ironton, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. Sheila was preceded in death by her father, grandfathers and by one niece.

NELLIE HARGETT
Thompsonville
Nellie Hargett, 91, died on September 25, 1999 in her home in Thompsonville. Services were held Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Sloan Funeral Home, Galatia, with the Rev. Bill Morris officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thompsonville. Mrs. Hargett was born on Oct. 5, 1907 in Franklin County, the daughter of Joe and Ada (Price) Bennett. She was married on March 12, 1924, to Marion Frank Hargett and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of the Thompsonville Methodist church. Survivors include two sons, Bill Hargett of Thompsonville, Eddie Hargett of West Frankfort; three daughters, Mae Davis of West Frankfort, Betty Elkins of Thompsonville and Sue Schwartz of Mt. Zion; one brother, Adrian Bennett of West Frankfort; one sister, Ruth Gulley of Benton; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, one grandson, Mike Elkins, one sister, Helen Summers and one brother, Fred Bennett preceded her in death.

DORIS N. HARGRAVES
Coello
Doris N. Hargraves, 63, died on Oct. 24, 1999 in Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Gilbert Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. Mrs. Hargraves was born on Oct. 21, 1936, in Mulkeytown, the daughter of Harvey and Marie (Rentfro) Furlow. She was married to George E. Hargraves, who died on Feb. 22, 1993. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, David Hargraves, George Hargraves, Charles Hargraves,; two daughters, Ellen Hargraves and Geraldine Hargraves, all of Coello; one daughter-in-law, Debra Hargraves, one stepgrandchild Brockton Braddy, both of West Frankfort; three brothers, Owen Dean Furlow of Mulkeytown, Ray Furlow of Du Quoin, Charles Furlow of Tamaroa, Zina Mae Smith, Centralia and June Carter of Mulkeyown.

ANNA HARNESS
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Anna Harness, a 43-year resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., originally from Benton, died on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 in Hollywood, Fla. Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 7, 1999 in Hollywood Memorial Gardens North, Hollywood, Fla. Arrangements were by the Fred Hunter Funeral Home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, FLa. 33081-0969. She retired in 1977 from South Florida State Hospital as head dietician. She was married to Ralph R. Harness who preceded her in death as did brothers, Frank and Edmond Czenski. Survivors include grandsons, James and wife Chastity Harness Jr. of ErwinTenn., Randy and Jennifer Tompkins of Margat,, Jeffrey Atkinson of Coral Springs; granddaughters, Merritt and husband Stewart Tompkins of Worcestershire, England, Brooke and husband Andrew Powell of Alain United Arab Emerites; Kelley and husband Jack Martin of Dania Beach, Fla. and great-grandchildren, Chelsey Harness, Zachery, Jacob, Hannah Martin and Paige and Abby Powell.

EVERETT E. HARPER
West Frankfort
Everett E. (Buck) Harper, 76, of Anna Gray Highrise, died on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in the Veterans Medical Center in Marion. Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Odle officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Harper was born on Sept. 15, 1923 in West Frankfort, the son of James and Bessie (Walton) Harper. He formerly worked for Budman's Hydrolics and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy. Survivors include two sisters, Juanita Patrich of Carbondale, Charlotte Hall of Benton; one brother, Ronald Wayne Harper of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Thurmond Eual Harper, and an infant sister, Mary Aileen Harper.

LILLIE B HARRIS
Benton
Lillie B. Harris, 92, died on Sunday, July 18, 1999 at the Franklin Skilled Care in Benton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Mrs. Harris was born in Parrish on Oct. 3, 1906, to Henry Clay and Ollie (Dillon) Ing. She was married on Oct. 24, 1926, in Benton, to R.G. (Polly) Harris who died Oct. 4, 1977. She was a mother and homemaker. A 1925 graduate of Benton Township High School, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Benton. Survivors include three daughters, Polly Weathers of Benton, Kay Thomas of Murphysboro, Jody Donosky of Newburgh, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Brad Weathers of Carlyle; Jill Skibo of Benton; Todd Thomas of New York, Joel Thomas and Andy Thomas, both of Murphysboro; Jay Donosky of Evansville, Ind. and Ted Donosky of Newburgh, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, Ryan and Christopher Skibo of Benton; Lindsay, Holly and Patrick Weathers of Carlyle. Her parents, husband, one sister, Gladys Neunlist and two brothers, Everett and Roy Ing preceded her in death. For those who wish Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or Franklin Skilled Care, both in Benton. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

OLIVE PEARL HARRIS
Thompsonville
Olive Pearl Harris, 92, of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Galatia, a former Thompsonville resident, died at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept . 12, 1999 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Galatia. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Scott Baird officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Etna Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Harris was born June 6, 1907 in Salem, the daughter of James Otto Richardson and Elizabeth (Stout) Richardson. She married James Marion Harris on May 17, 1925, and he preceded her in death. She was a housewife and member of the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, Akin, and the Thompsonville Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Christensen, Thompsonville; two sons, J. Oliver Harris and wife Fay, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Lloyd Harris, San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Kevin Harris and wife Cathy, Cape Girardeau, Robin and husband Mike Freed, Thompsonville, Dale Christensen and wife Terri of Charleston, SC, Dan Christensen and wife Diane, Saratoga Springs, NY; eight great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Hayley Harris, Nicky Freed, Ginny Christensen, Dale Christensen, Jr., John Christensen, James Christensen, Danielle Christensen; two brothers, Omer Richardson and wife Gertrude, of Fla., Otis Richardson and wife Rose also of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Elva Rhyne, a half-sister, Madge Zipproudt, a half brother, Tris Richardson, and a son-in-law, Bob Christensen. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.

CHRISTINA HARVENGT
St. Peters, Missouri
Christina Harvengt, 93, died on Sat. June 19, 1999, at St. Peters Manor Care Center. Services will be held at the Valier First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Visitation will be held at the Gilbert Funeral Home, 209 N. Emma St., Christopher, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 21, Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. A visitation was held at the Baue Funeral Home in Wentzville on Sunday, June 20, 1999. Mrs. Harvengt was born on Feb. 3, 1906, in Rivarolo, Italy, the daughter of Severino and Teresa (Maglit) Boggio. She was married to Gustave Harvengt and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Valier. Survivors include a son, Thomas H. Harvengt and wife Betty J. of O'Fallon, Mo. ; a daughter, Shirley R. Cullum and wife Robert of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Minnie Pinazzi of Valier; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robert Harvengt, brother, James Boggio and one grandchild. Memorials may be sent to the Baue Funeral Home, 1575 West Pearce Blvd., Wentzville, Mo. to a charity of the donor's choice.

ISAAC INMAN HATCHETT
Marion
Isaac Inman Hatchett, 93, of 1101 N. Madison, Marion, a former Thompsonville resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Fiday, June 25, 1999 in the Friendship Care Nursing Home, Marion. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton.

ROBERT E. HAYES
Florissant, Missouri
Robert E. Hayes of Florissant, Mo. died June 10, 1999. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday to the Hutchens Mortuary 675 Graham Rd. in Florissant. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Hayes, mother Opal Hayes; two sons, Bret Hayes and wife Sonya, Bruce Hayes and wife Clarita; grandchildren, Augustus, Austin, Kaylin and Connor; a sister, Doris Edson.. Mr. Hayes was also a dear brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, Carriel Hayes. Local arrangements were handled by the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

PANSY BRYANT HAWORTH
Benton
PANSY BRYANT HAWORTH Benton Pansy Bryant Haworth, 89, of 501 West Reed in Benton, passed away at the Benton Healthcare Center on Monday, June 7, 1999. Pansy was a member of the North Benton Baptist Church. There was a close bond between Pansy and her two sisters, Hazel MacDonald of Benton and Opal Jones of Brocton, Ill. and now residing in Benton Healthcare Center. Also surviving is a devoted niece, Lois Jenkins; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lawrence Rodman and George Haworth, by her parents, Joe and Mary Ellen Bryant, a brother, John Bryant and a son, Bob Rodman. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetry in Benton with the Rev. Jim Endsley officiating. Those attending the service on Wednesday are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, is in charge of arrangements.

JENNIFER LYNN HEARD
Benton
Jennifer Lynn Heard, daughter of Mark and Nancy (Smith) Heard, was stillborn on Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Private graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, with Father Brian Barker officiating. The Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Other survivors include paternal grandfather, Harvey Heard, Benton, maternal grandmother, Eileen Smith, West Frankfort. Baby Jennifer was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Karen Heard, and her maternal grandfather, James Smith.

JUNE HEINZMAN
Benton
June (Campbell) Heinzman, 77, of 209 S. Pine St., died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 in the St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Heinzman was born June 1, 1922 in Benton, the daughter of George W. and Elsie (Fredrick) Campbell. She retired in 1989 from Southern Illinois University afer working as a general accounting bookkeeper for 18 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, West City. Survivors include four nieces, Julie Gerard, Sausalito, Ca., Cathy Hildebrand, Mishawaka, Ind., Karen Bristol, Pacifica, Calif. and Dorothy Farrow of Carmi. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Maxine (Campbell) Bristol, and a niece, Barbara June Doyle.

RAY H. HEINZMAN
Jacksonville
Ray H. Heinzman, 86, of 1018 W. State St., died Monday afternoon, Nov. 1, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Cody & Son Memorial Home in Jacksonville, with burial to follow in the Diamond Grove Cemetery. Friends may call to the funeral home after noon on Tuesday and the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Heinzman was born on Feb. 10, 1913, in Christopher, the son of John H. and Grace (Clark) Heinzman. He was married on July 22, 1949 to Lola Mae (Seeber) Heinzman. She survives. A graduate of the Christopher High School, he received a B.S. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and his Masters from the University of Illinois, Champaign. He taught business education courses at Benton Township High School for 22 years and then moved to Salem, where he was associated with Central National Life for nine years before going to Jacksonville. He retired from the company as treasurer in 1978. He was a member and Elder Emeritus of the Central Christian Church and was also a member of the Jacksonville Lion's Club. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the European Theatre. In addition to his wife, he is suvived by two sons, Clark H. Heinzman and wife Joan, John W. Heinzman; one daughter, Jane Rae Heinzman, all of Jacksonville; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Max Heinzman and one sister, Mary Johnson.

AUGUSTA LEE HILL
Sesser
Augusta Lee Hill, 88, died at 5:40 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 1999, in the Skilled Care Unit of Franklin Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, in the First Baptist Church of Sesser, with the Rev. Kerley officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. Visitation will be from noon Sunday until time of service at the church. The Fry & Frick Funeral Home, Waltonville, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hill was born in Thebes, on Oct. 29, 1910, the daughter of Walter G. and Maude (Foster) Jordan. She was married to William Noble Hill, who died in 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sesser. Survivors include two sons, William James Hill, Benton, and Walter G. Hill of Bonnie; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Vernon Jordan of Prescott, Ariz., one sister, Mrs. Jane Smith, Edwardsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Noble Lee Hill, three brothers and five sisters.

JUNE HEINZMAN
Benton
June (Campbell) Heinzman, 77, of 209 S. Pine St., died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 in the St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Heinzman was born June 1, 1922 in Benton, the daughter of George W. and Elsie (Fredrick) Campbell. She retired in 1989 from Southern Illinois University afer working as a general accounting bookkeeper for 18 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, West City. Survivors include four nieces, Julie Gerard, Sausalito, Ca., Cathy Hildebrand, Mishawaka, Ind., Karen Bristol, Pacifica, Calif. and Dorothy Farrow of Carmi. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Maxine (Campbell) Bristol, and a niece, Barbara June Doyle.

ERMA L. (LORENE) HILL
Benton
Erma L. (Lorene) Hill, 92, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at the Pekin Living & Rehabilitation Center in Pekin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton,with the Rev. Charles Issler officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Wednesday until the funeral hour to the funeral home. Mrs. Hill was born in Franklin County, (Northern Twp.) on May 11, 1907, the daughter of Franklin Sherman Shaffer and Alice Emily (Mansell) Shaffer. She married Clyde Ray Hill on March 29, 1924, in West Frankfort. He died March 26, 1984. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Benton. Survivors include two sons, James Hill and wife Diana of Morton, Paul Hill and wife Mona of Pekin; two daughters, Geri Davis of Centralia, Anna Moss and husband Joe of Groveland; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and five sisters. For those who wish Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 701 Forest St., Benton.

HAROLD FINLEY HOLDER
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Harold Finley Holder, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1999, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born on Jan. 4, 1911, and spent his boyhood years in South Greenfield, Missouri. He lived most of his adult life in Benton, where he was the Railway Express Agent. Harold was active in the Rotary Club as a member and president, the Odd Fellows Lodge, and as a deacon in the First Christian Church of Benton. He will be greatly missed by Loretta, his wife of 65 years; his son, Larry Holder; daughter-in-law Donna, and grandson Matthew of St. Louis; his daughter, Retha Belle Peters, and son-in-law, Ted Peters of Albuquerque, and grandsons, Will Coucheron-Aamot of Los Angeles and Chris Coucheron-Aamot of Chicago and his sister-in-law, Belle Brogan of Cape Girardeau, Mo. A Memorial service was held in Greenfield, Missouri on Wednesday, Sept. 29, with burial in the Daugherty Cemetery.

GLORIA L. HOLDEN Christopher
Gloria L. Holden, 69, died at 10:58 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 in the Herrin Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Robert Winemiller officiating. Burial was in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Mrs. Holden was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on March 4, 1930, the daughter of Edwin and Louise (Galirda) Wisman. On April 26, 1948, she was married to James (Peachy) Holden. He died Nov. 1, 1997. She is survived by one son, David Holden and wife Martha, of Fairmont, West Virginia; two daughters, Vickie Williams, of Benton and Carol Hester of Valier; grandchildren, Rex Holden and wife Amy of Christopher, Carol Sloan and husband Keith of West Frankfort, Bobby Cunningham of Wyoming, Luke Williams of Benton, James Garbo and Brandon Holden, both of Valier, David Lee Holden of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchildren, Aleesha and Jana Holden, Ashley and Amber Sloan; four sisters, Velma Clark and Barbara Wilson, both of Washington, D. C., Betty Wright of Barracksville, West Virginia, Becky Wisman of Fairmont, West Virginia. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother.

DOYLE A. HOWARD
Bonnie
Doyle A. Howard, 86, died at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina, with the Rev. Randy Sells officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Howard was born on June , 1913, in Bonnie, the son of Samuel K. and Grace (Oathout) Howard. On April 22, 1995, he married Arline Hughey Dare in Jefferson County. She survives. He was formerly a partner in Howard and Tate Oil Co. A member of the Bonnie Church of God, he was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Mt. Vernon. In addition to his wife, Arline Howard of Bonnie, he is survived by one son, Donald Howard and wife Barbara of Bicknell, Ind.; grandsons, Bradley Howard and Rodney Howard; stepdaugher, Nancy Germann of Mt. Vernon; stepson Tom Dare of Haughton, La.; three great-grandchilden; five stepgrandchildren; eleven stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Hansel Howard of Mt.Vernon, Robert E. Howard of West Frankfort; one sister, Muriel Allen of Bonnie. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. PAUL (TOOTS) HOWARD Benton Paul (Toots) Howard, 72, died at 9:25 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the VA Medical Center, Marion. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, after 5 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. that evening at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. David Howard officiating. Burial will be Friday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Howard was born in Benton, on Aug. 6, 1927, the son of Bert Sr. and Gretta (Neal) Howard. He was married to Frankie Lou (Sneed) Howard on June 24, 1951, and she survives. He was a longtime member and a Deacon of the North Benton Baptist Church. Paul was an Army veteran, a cement finisher, and also owned and operated Beaty's Service Station for a number of years in Benton. Survivors include his wife, Frankie, and children, David Paul and JoAnn Howard of New Orleans, La.; Dianne and husband Mark Crisp, Benton; Douglas T. and Kara Howard, Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Danny and Dena Howard and Dusty and Josh Crisp; one brother, Robert E. Howard and a sister-in-law, Dorotha Howard. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Daniel and Bert Howard, Jr.

JOSEPHINE HOWELL
Benton
Josephine Howell, 62, of Alexander Drive, died at 7:13 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 at the Franklin Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Larry D. Clyatt officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Howell was born on March 24, 1937, in Du Quoin, the daughter of Lucian and Frances (Stickles) Dennison. She married Eugene O. Howell on Sept. 24, 1954 and he survives. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Howell, Benton; four sons, Carl, Roy, and Robert Howell, all of Benton, James Howell, Centralia; five daughters, Kathy Fitzpatrick, Ewing, Venita Howell, Norma Walters, Joann Carmon and Amy Howell, all of Benton; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Dennison, Du Quoin; Orville Dennison, Christopher; two sisters, Mary Kilmer, Du Quoin, Emma Sizemore, Du Quoin; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Josephine Howell, a grandson, Roy Eugene Howell, and a granddaughter, Sara Ann Flener. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

GRACE HOWERTON
Christopher
Grace Howerton, 76, died at Severin's Nursing Home in Benton, on Sept. 16, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday to the funeral home. Mrs. Howerton was born on April 9, 1923, the daughter of David and Jeannette Dockerty Orr. She was married to J. O Howerton, who died in 1987. She was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Coello, the Ladies Aux. Eagles in Christopher, and was an avid bingo player. Surviving children include Cyrilene Hicks of Carterville, Sharon Lynn and Wayne King, Benton, Ann and Jim Marquis of Benton, Michael and Judy McClendon of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Lynn and Donna Howerton of M. Vernon, Mac and Sharren Howerton of Springs, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchldren; two sisters, Irene Ceasar of Christopher and Mary Ann Townzen of Herrin. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Frankie Orr.

JAMES HAROLD ISOM
Fresno, California
James Harold Isom, 66, formerly of Christopher, died at the V.A. Hospital in Fresno on Oct. 2, 1999. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Mulkeytown Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. The Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Isom was born on Dec. 11, 1932 in Christopher, the son of Harold Cleland and Marguerette (Ryan) Isom. He was a retired Navy veteran of 20 years. Survivors include a sister, Marilyn Twitty of Mulkeytown.

CHARLES LEROY "CHUCKY' JACKSON
Sesser Charles LeRoy " Chucky" Jackson, 18, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, in Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery, Thompsonville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Charles was born on March 19, 1981, in Benton, the son of Terry and Dianna (Thomas) Jackson. He was of the Baptist faith and had been employed at Burger King in Mt. Vernon. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Justin Jackson of Sesser.

WANDA BELLE JENKINS
McLeansboro
Wanda Belle Jenkins, 75, died at 7:48 Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Revs. Eugene Rister and David German officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Jenkins was born on June 2, 1924, in Macedonia, the daughter of Lyman and Cecil (Overturf) Carr. She was married to Robert E. Jenkins on July 5, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo. He survives. She was secretary of Rural Farm Center of McLeansboro and an active member of Union Missionary Baptist Church near McLeansboro. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robet E. Jenkins; a daughter Ann German and husband the Rev. David German of Benton; a son, Roger C. Jenkins of Du Quoin; a granddaughter, Kam Jenkins of San Francisco, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Billie Carr.

LARAINE FLORO JENNER
Ogden, Utah
Laraine Floro Jenner, 46, died October 13, 1999 at her home in Ogden. A memorial service will be held at Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct . 24. At her request, she was cremated. Poulson Funeral Home of Benton, is in charge of arrangements. She was born Laraine Lee Floro on Dec. 25, 1952 in Kankakee, to Guy L. and Ruth Upchurch Floro. Survivors include her husband, Gary Jenner of Ogden; her mother, Ruth Floro Morgan of Benton; her brother, Ward Floro of Benton; her sister, Lycia Willis of Mt. Vernon; her brother, Adam Floro and wife, Linda of Marion; and her sister, Pamela Tippit, and husband John of Bonnie. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Jared Floro, Samantha Willis, and Guy, Hannah, and Heather Floro; also by her uncle, Ernest Upchurch and numerous other relatives and friends, especially her friend, Ronald Rees. She was preceded in death by her little brother, Spencer Floro, her father, Guy L. Floro and her stepfather, Floyd Morgan, and her grandparents. She was a graduate of Benton High School and Southern Illinois University. She had a very successful career with the IRS but had retired due to a disability. Although Flowers will be placed in Shiloh in her memory, the magnitude of her spiritual essence is like a flower that continues to bloom and remain alive in our hearts forever.

KENNETH RAY JOHNSON
Effingham
Kenneth Ray Johnson, 73, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Church of Christ in Effingham, with burial to follow in the Oakridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 201 South 4th St. Effingham, and Saturday one hour before services at the church. Mr. Johnson was born on June 3, 1926 in Benton, the son of Niles and Ruth (Hester) Johnson. He was married on June 11, 1963 to the former Elga Welch. He was the former head of maintenance at the Elmwood Park School district. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Effingham. Survivors include his wife, Elga (Welch) Johnson, of Effingham; one son, Bob Perry of Ridgeland, Mississippi; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Delores) McCoy of Effingham, one grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ in Effingham.

MARY J. JOHNSON Coello
Mary J. Johnson, formerly of Coello, died at 1:35 p.m. in the Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin, on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999. Mrs. Johnson requested that her body be donated to science and there will be no service or visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson was born on April 24, 1910 in Frasier, Iowa, the daughter of John and Anna (Matislencute) Herbin. She was a retired Postal employee and a member of the First Christian Church of Christopher. She is survived by a niece and nephew, Charles and Judy Jacoby of Mulkeytown; four nephews and two great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.

RANDY "CHOPPER" JOHNSON
Benton
Randy "Chopper" Johnson, 47, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at the Franklin Skilled Care Unit of Franklin Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Revs. Tom Edward and Robert Dial officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Thompsonville. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday until time of service. at the funeral home. Mr. Johnson was born in Olmstead on July 1, 1952, the son of Alfred and Gladys (Carlisle) Johnson. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn Mumbower and husband Leroy of Benton; one brother, Danny Johnson and wife Sherry of Benton; several nieces and nephews. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Donna and by one nephew, Eric.

FAY JACK JONES Christopher
Fay Jack Jones, 95, of Christopher, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with the Revs. Dean Guymon and Jerry Aken officiating. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Gilbert Funeral Home Mr. Jones was born on March 8, 1904 in Mulkeytown. He was the son of James Newton and Maggie Bayless Jones. He married Eunice Taylor. He was a retired carpenter from the Carpanter's Local in Du Quoin, IL. Mr. Jones was a member of the Mulkeytown Christian Church. Survivors include his children, Carol Sue Bridges, Du Quoin, IL. and Peggy Cralli, Chicago, IL., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Eunice Jones.

HAROLD LEVI JONES
Benton
Harold Levi Jones, 79, died at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. He was born oin Aug. 28, 1919 in Lawton, North Dakota to Omer and Millie Haithcoat Jones. On Feb. 3, 1941, he married Virginia A. Marquis Jones. She survives. Mr. Jones was an Army veteran of WW II, serving from Dec. 1, 1942 to Dec. 1, 1945. He had worked for James River Paper Co. in Kalamazoo, Mich. He is survived by his wife Virginia A. Jones, Benton, one daughter Bonnie Cutler, Campbellsville, Ken., three grandchildre, one great-granddaughter and one sister Helen VanHorn, Marion. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Byron E. Jones, two brothers and two sisters. Graveside funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 at the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton with the Rev. Carroll Toler officiating. Morton and Johnston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Cathryn (Kern) Jones,
Hull, Georgia
Mary Cathryn (Kern) Jones, 86, formerly of McLeansboro, died at 6: 45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, in her home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Gholson Funeral Home, McLeansboro, with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial will be in the Cornith Cemetery, Macedonia. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Jones was born on Sept. 20, 1912, in Hamilton County, near Macedonia, the daughter of Clifford and Savanna (Sullivan) Kern. She was married to Virgil F. Jones, who died March 8, 1988. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. Survivors include one son, Donald and wife Carolyn Jones of Aurora; two daughters, Betty and husband Ed Babe of Hull, Georgia,, Kathy F. and husband Karl Boulier of Port Huron, Michigan; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Sanders of Bloomington, and Beaulah Lathi of California. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, two sisters and one grandson, Alan Williams.

-4 SPECIALIST BENJAMIN GENE KASH
Bonnie
Benjamin Gene Kash, 19, died at 5:30 p.m. on June 5, 1999, following a National Guard training accident in Fort Campbell, Ky. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Revs. Robert Jilek and Clarence Porter officiating. Burial, with full military rites performed by the Army National Guard, will be in Abner Cemetery, Nason. Friends may call from 5- 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Kash was born on August 13, 1979, in Centralia, the son of Randy and Debbie (Camp) Kash of Scheller. He was engaged to fiance Tara Spotanski of Scheller on Dec. 26, 1998. He was a truck driver for Cusumano and Sons Produce and also farmed on the family farm. He was a 1997 graduate of Waltonville High School and attended the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Scheller. Survivors include his parents, Randy and Debbie Kash of Scheller; his fiance, Tara Spotanski of Scheller; one son Andrew Gene Kash; two brothers, Jonathan and Adam Kash, at home; two sisters, Sarah and Rebekah Kash, at home; paternal grandparents, Bill and Phyllis Kash of Waltonville; maternal grandfather, Howard Williams of Bonnie; and paternal great-grandmother Sula Kash of Ina; maternal great-grandfather Henry Leffler of Mt. Vernon; aunts and uncles Jeff and Tammy Kash and family of Bonnie; Mark Kash and son of Scheller; John and Tonya Hart and family of Noble, Okla. Jeff and Ruthann Williams and family of Bonnie and also numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Francis "Skip" Camp and Peggy Williams, maternal great-grandmother Opal Leffler and paternal great-grandparents Paul and Ruby Conner. Memorials may be made to the Benjamin Kash Memorial Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home or People's National Bank.

SETH FRANKLIN KASH
Belle Rive
Seth Franklin Kash died at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, in Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in Saint Louis, Mo. He was 3 days and 7 hours old, being born on Aug. 24, 1999 in Carbondale Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Mike and Mary Susan (Grahlherr) Kash. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Frisco Missionary Baptist Church, Ewing, with the Rev. Ralph Wilson officiating. Burial was in Kirk Cemetery. The Newell Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon was in charge of arrangements. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Amy Kash at home; three brothers, Matt, Shane, Jarrod, at home; paternal grandparents Bobby and Darlene Kash of Ina; maternal grandfather Fred Grahlherr of Texico; maternal grandmother Rosa Lee Mezo of Mt. Vernon; paternal great-grandmother Jessie (Reynolds) Birkhead of Mt. Vernon; paternal great-grandmother Sula Kash of Ina; maternal great-grandmother Fern (Grahlherr) Odle of Ina; aunts and uncles Steve and Julia Ann (Grahlherr) Garrison of Lexington, Ky.; Dr. Ryan and Tara (Kash) Willis of Rochester, Minn.; three cousins, Lynn Kash, Hailey and Alex Garrison. One infant sister, one uncle Dale Kash, paternal great-grandfather Jack Reynolds; paternal great-grandfather Virgil Kash, maternal great-grandfather Bill Grahlherr; maternal great-grandparents James Howard "Red" and June Mezo, preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Seth weighed 3 pounds 14 ounces and was 16 inches long. He knew his mommy's voice as he held tightly to her pinky finger. He and his Daddy had already made plans for harvest. He will always be remembered as a sweet and loving baby. He came into our world so softly and he only stayed a little while. But what an imprint his tiny footprints have left in our hearts forever. We thank God for sending us such a precious gift.

GUY KENNETH "KENNY" KIMMEL
Ewing
Guy Kenneth "Kenny" Kimmel, 18, of Ewing, died Wednesday morning July 7, 1999 at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Kenny was born in Mt. Vernon, on April 26, 1981. He attended Benton High School, and was active in basketball, football and track during his school years. He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Students. He enjoyed computers and art. He was a member of the Whittington Baptist Church. He is survived by his parent, Sandra Kimmel Marquis and her husband Barry, of Fredericktown, Mo. Two brothers, Zebulon and Eli Marquis and Eric Mullins; sisters, Rhiannon and Shannon Marquis; grandmother, Guyula Jones of Shelbyville; grandparents, Mike and Liz Marquis of Mt. Vernon; great-grandmother, Mary "Meme" Marquis of Mt. Vernon; grandparents, Alvin and Mary Stich and family of Dahlgren; uncles and aunts, Darrell and Irma Kimmel of Ewing, Terry and Mary Kimmel of Pana, Pam and Donnie Gibson of Mt. Vernon, Rod and Pam Ford of Mt. Vernon. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kenneth Raymond Kimmel. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 9, in the Howe & Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Whittington Baptist Church, and after noon on Friday to the funeral home in Shelbyville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington.

LORENE KIRK
Sesser
Lorene Kirk, 80, died at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in the Fair Acres Nursing Home in Du Quoin. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Sesser, with Brother Dan Williams and Brother Shannon Bopp officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Sesser, and after 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday in the church. The Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Kirk was born on May 9, 1919, in Perry County, the daughter of Joe and Nettie (Span) Thompson. She was married to William (Bud) Kirk on Jan. 7, 1937 in Jefferson County. He survives. She worked at Kirk's Flowers in Sesser. In addition to her husband Bud, she is survived by three sons, William P. Kirk and wife Paula of Sesser, Danny L. Kirk and wife Diana of Sesser, Bob Kirk of Sesser; three daughters, Patsy Dickey and husband Wesley of Sesser, Paula Wilkerson of Goreville, Judy Eckels and husband Richard of Sesser; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; one sister, Alvena Dagler of Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, seven sisters and one brother.

JOHN DONALD KOTVAL, JR.
Benton
John D. Kotval, Jr., 67, of 1209 Highland St., Benton, passed peacefully from this life into the arms of our Lord after an extended illness on Oct. 2, 1999. Mr. Kotval was born Oct. 23, 1931, the son of the late Rev. John Kotval, Sr.and Hattie Kotval, who survives from Jacksonville, Florida. For 41 years, the husband of his devoted wife and friend, the former Anzel Kay Rice, who survives. Two children, both living, his son Donald Kotval of Columbia, Tennnessee and his daughter, Paula Kotval Learned of Bradley, Ill. Mr. Kotval moved to Benton in 1986 after 35 years of faithful service to the AT & T Corportion from which he retired. He also served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Benton. His sisters, Helen Roberts of Champaign and Sandra McBroom of Jacksonville, Florida; and a brother, Jerry Kotval of Londonderry, New Hampshire survive him. A second brother, Charles Kotval, predeceased him. One of the many joys of his life was the time spent with his four grandchildren, Stephanie, Jonathan, Courtney, and David. The family requests that donations be sent to Olivet Nazarene University Foundation of Kankakee. A scholarship in his name has been established to help ministerial students. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

JAMES R. LAMPLEY
Gulfport, Mississippi
James (Jim) R. Lampley, 79, formerly of Benton, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Gulfport. He had been in ill health for some time. Services were held Monday morning, Nov. 8, at Raiman Funeral Home in Gulfport. Jim was born Feb. 16, 1920. His parents were Mattie L. and Ezra R. Wilson. Jim joined the USAF in 1941. He spent 22 years in the service, and retired in 1963. He then entered Civil Service, where he stayed for a number of years. He met his wife, Marion Craig at Kessler AFB in Biloxi. She preceded him in death. Jim and Marion made their home in Gulfport, where they raised four children, Joan, Jerry, Keith and Barbara, all of Mississippi. They survive, along with two brothers, Glen Wilson of Benton and Carl Wilson of Sandwich. Brothers Troy Lampley and Harvey Wilson also preceded him in death.

KATHERINE HARGROVE LEFFLER
Evansville, Indiana
Katherine Myrtle Hargrove Leffler, 86, a former Benton resident died Friday, June 18, 1999, in the Woodlands Convalescent Center, Newburgh, Ind. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with Father Sy Loehrlein officiating. Burial was in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mrs. Leffler was born on Dec. 17, 1912, in Benton, the daughter of Elmer and Bessie (Reed) Hargrove. She was known to many local children as "Nanny Kate". She owned and operated grovery stores for approximately 50 years, The first store was East Side Market, followed by Kate's Market, both located on North McLeansboro St., in Benton. She was a member of St. Rupert's Catholic Church in Newburgh. Survivors include one daughter, Pat O'Sullivan and husband Bill, Evansville; three grandchildren, Sheryl O'Sullivan, Redlands, Calif.; Scott "Tag" O'Sullivan, Bradenton, Fla., Stacia Schofield, Louisville, Ky. and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance, 10500 Little Patuxent Pkwy., suite 420, Columbia, Md. 21044.

DOROTHY F. LEWIS
Watson
Dorothy F. Lewis, 69, of Watson, died at 4:35 a.m. on Saturday, July 31 at the St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Pagel Funeral Home in Watson with Brother Robert Atchison officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Monday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Lewis was born November 17, 1929 in Effingham, the daughter of Rufus and Lonnie Shadwell. She married Jesse W. Lewis who died in 1974. Mrs. Lewis was a housewife and mother. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Iola, Ill. She is survived by one son, Donald W. Lewis, Iola; one son-in-law, James DeWeese, Watson and one daughter-in-law, Donna Lewis, Iola; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the donor's choice.

JOHN ROBERT LINK
Benton
John Robert Link, 75, of 403 W. Church St., died Wednesday, June 16, 1999 in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Marion. Services will be at noon Saturday in the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Roger Ellsworth officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in the Jackson Grove Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Mr. Link was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Hamilton County, the son of Elton Bell and Delta (Brownlee) Link. He married the former Virginia Ruth Davis and she preceded him in death. He was a retired coal miner having worked at Freeman United Mine #3 in Waltonville. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and served in the 1906 Engineer Aviation Battalion. He was a member of the Tuscan Masonic Lodge, Broughton, and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church Benton. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Holman, Benton; two grandchildren, Chad Holman, Whittington, Jamia and husband David Babington, Ewing; two great-grandchildren, Connor Link Babington and Grayson Davis Babington; a brother, Jack Link, McLeansboro; two sisters, Anita Miller, Benton, Bonnie Sue Harrison, Murphysboro; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife.

CLARENCE LINDSEY JR.
Royalton
Clarence Lindsey, Jr., 75, 3070 Hyde Park Road, died Monday, July 12, 1999, in the Marion Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home. Mr. Lindsey was born Aug. 28, 1923, the son of Clarence Lofton Lindsey, Sr. and Elva Alice (Beaver) Lindsey. He married the former Audrey Ilene Bigham on Nov. 30, 1941, and she survives. He was a retired coal miner and U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Church of Christ, West Frankfort. In addition to his wife, Audrey of Royalton, he is survived by two daughters, Elva and husband Kenneth Hungate, Benton, Beverly and husband Wesley Frain, Benton; three sons, Jim Lindsey, William Keith and wife Rebecca Lindsey, Bradley and wife Tammy Lindsey, all of Royalton; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen and husband John Eldridge, West Frankfort. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bobby Lindsey and one sister, Lois Lindsey Wagner.

CARLYN L. LIVESAY
Fort Myers, Fla.
Carlyn Livesay, 81, formerly of Benton, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999. A Memorial service will be held a 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church in Benton, with visitation beginning at 1:30. At her request, Mrs. Livesay will be cremated. Mrs. Livesay was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Benton, the daughter of Thomas and Ethel Young. For nearly twenty years, Carolyn taught many area children in her Jack and Jill nursery school before retiring to Florida with her husband in 1978. Her dedication to the Methodist Church was demonstrated through her many activities with the church in Benton, as well as Ft. Myers. Mrs. Livesay is survived by one brother Gene H. Young and wife Pat of Ft. Myers, Fla.; sister-in-law Hazel Young of Benton; two sons, Harry and wife Elizabeth of Showlow, Az., and Michael and wife Nancy of Marion; four grandsons, Jeff Livesay and wife Kimberly of Long Beach, Calif; Scott Livesay of Southern, Calif; Stephen Livesay of Benton; and Kevin Livesay and wife Selinda of Akin; four granddaughters, Kimberly Livesay and husband Dale Houseworth of Benton; Robin Culbreth and husband Stacy of Benton; Beth Livesay of Herrin; and Jennifer Livesay of Marion; and two great-grandchilden, Nicholas and Emily Culbreth. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry, and her brother William R. Young.

JAMES LOOSIER
Benton
James Loosier, 71, of 804 N. McLeansboro St., died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.. 12, 1999, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, with the Rev. Bill Perry officiating. Graveside military rites will be performed by the Benton American Legion and V.F.W. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton. Mr. Loosier was born June 6, 1928, in Courtland, Ala., the son of Jesse and Lois (McGregor) Loosier. He married the former Berdella Aldrich on April 4, 1988, and she survives. He retired from the Joy Manufacturing Company, where he worked as a machine inspector. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Benton American Legion Post 280, a 50 year member of the Courtland Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Scottish Rites Bodies, Belleville. He was of the Protestant faith. Survivors include his wife, Berdella Loosier, Benton; a son, James C. Loosier, Kodak, Tenn.; a stepson John Cambron, Benton; a stepdaughter, Sheryl Cambron, Davis, Calif.; two grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; a sister, Irene Terry, Decatur, Ala.; three brothers, Wayne Loosier, Courtland, Ala., Carl Loosier, Leighton, Ala.,, Don Loosier, Houston, Texas, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, 1110 North Johnson, Marion, 62959, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

JAMES ELMER LOUCKS
Whittington
James Elmer Loucks, 63, died at 12:45 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 1999, in the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, with Brother Mark Minor and the Rev. Gene Outland officiating. Burial will be in the Horse Prairie Cemetery, Sesser. Friends may call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday to the funeral home. Mr. Loucks was born on April 4, 1936 in Scheller, the son of Enro and Gladys (Madray) Loucks. His first wife was Mona Loucks, who died April 8, 1994. He later married Christine Guido in Whittington on Jan. 6, 1996. She survives. He worked in maintenance and attended the Whittington Baptist Church. In addition to his wife Christine, he is survived by three sons, Randy, Ray and Jerry Loucks of Sesser; one daughter, Rita Gonzales, Dallas, Texas;two stepsons, Johnny and Jerry Conner; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Carl Loucks and Clifford Loucks of Scheller, Carson and Dean Loucks of Sesser; one sister, Mary Panzier Tennison of Belle Rive; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and one brother.

KENNETH LYDAY
Odin
Kenneth Lyday, died at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in the Irvin Funeral Home in Odin, with the Rev. Randy Shibilo officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call Tuesday to the Irvin Funeral Home after 9 a.m. until time of service. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery. Mr. Lyday was born in Benton, on Aug. 7, 1933, the son of Clarence and Dollie (Haggard) Lyday. He was maried in Lake Villa on Dec. 18, 1966 to Opal (Sanson) Lyday. She survives. He drove a school bus for West Bus Service and owned and managed a Phillips 66 Sation in Salem and operated a concession stand at the Belleville Outdoor Theater. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He had lived at Odin the last 8 years and prior to that in Salem. In addition to his wife Opal, he is survived by four sons, Larry Lyday of Odin, Robert Lyday of Kinmundy, Craig Lyday of Odin, and Daryl Lyday of Odin; one daughter, Robyn Lyday of Odin; a brother Larry Lyday of rural Centralia and a sister, Ruby Thurmond of Benton; nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Carl Lyday, sisters, Shirley Stafford and Berniece Sanford.

Zola McClerren
Benton
Zola McClerren, 88, formerly of West Frankfort and Thompsonville died on Aug. 27, 1999, in the Severin Intermediate Care in Benton. Services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with the Rev. Joe Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thompsonville. Friends may call after 5 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. McClerren was born on Feb. 16, 1911, in Thompsonville, the daughter of Tilmon and Harriett (Wharry) Reed. She was married to O.C. McClerren, who died in 1981. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church and had attended the Heights Church of God most recently. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Ann Bradley of Oak Brook; five grandchildren and their spouses; four great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Lola Coleman of Park Forest. Her parents, husband, and one son, Norman McClerren. Friends who wish may make Memorials to Heights Church of God and will be accepted at the funeral home.

MARION S. McGLASSON
Sarasota, Florida
Marion S. McGlasson, age 89, passed away on April 22, 1999, at his home in Sarasota, Florida. Memorial services were held at the Church of Palms Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, with the Rev. Bruce Parker, officiating. The body was cremated with interment in Sarasota. Marion was born Dec. 12, 1910. His parents were the late Scott and Flora McGlasson, all former residents of the Mulkeytown area. He grew up in the house presently known as the historic Silkwood Inn Museum, being a descendant of the original innkeeper, Brazilla, Silkwood. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bernice McGlasson, of Sarasota; his sister, Elizabeth McGlasson Howell, of Florence, Oregon, and several nieces and nephews.

REBA MARIE McLAIN
Thompsonville
Reba Marie McLain, 77, of R.R. #2,died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in her home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. McLain was born on April 16, 1922, in Moberly, Mo., the daughter of Watt Kribbs and Carie (Long) Kribbs. She married Jesse L. McLain on Oct. 10, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1998. She was a retired State Hospital employee from Manteno. Survivors include a son, Ronald McLain and wife Brenda, of Manteno; a daughter, Wilma Buffington, Monroe, Mich.; nine grandchildren; Donald McLain and wife Lisa, Thompsonville' Lisa McLain,, Ritzville, Wash. Regina Carroll, Newport, Mich; Steve Buffington, Monroe, Mich.; Phyllis Stein, Monroe, Mich.; Donna Buffington, Monroe, Mich.; Aaron McLain, Manteno, Scott McLain, Manteno; Nikki Zelm, Manteno; eleven great-grandchilden, Joshua Zelm, Lindsay McLain, Jessica McLain, Kendra McLain, Morgan Brooks, Shane Buffington, Siearra Bain, Brian Stein, Corey Stein, Shantell Mullins, Frank Carroll, and a brother, Watt Henry Kribbs, Jr., Cairo, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Muriel Lopez. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

LUCILLE G. MILTON
Belleville
Lucille G. Milton, nee Dorris, 76, formerly of Benton, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999 at Four Fountains Nursing Home in Belleville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the First Christian Church, with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery, Akin. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and after 10 a.m. on Thursday at the church.The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Milton was born on Feb. 9, 1923, in West Frankfort, the daughter of Troy and Helen (Bryant) Dorris. She married Joseph Allen Milton on May 28, 1941. She was a homemaker and active in her community of Benton as a member of the First Christian Church. She was a Welcome Wagon hostess, and a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her children, Virginia and husband Ted Farmer of Belleville, Carol Casserilla of Jefferson City, Mo.; and Joe and wife Karen Milton of Swansea; a sister, Sybil and husband Al Truitt of Monroe, Louisiana; seven grandchildren, Alan and wife Kari Farmer, Bob and wife Christina Farmer, Caryn and husband Jim Boeschen, Brian and wife Carrie Casserilla, Matthew, Monica, and Mark Milton, six great-grandchildren, Kassi, Korby, Kalli and Austin Farmer, Parks and Phoebe Boeschen; a dear sister-in-law to Josephine (Glenn) Watkins, and dear aunt. Her husband Joe, an infant daughter, Mary Ellen, her parents, and a brother, Troy C. Dorris and son-in-law, Larry Casserilla preceded her in death.

BARBARA (GRUNDA) MINNICK
Benton
Barbaa (Grunda) Minnick, 70 died on Friday, July 9, 1999, in her home. No services will be held. She requested cremation. The Poulson Funeral Home, Benton, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Minnick was born on May 24, 1929, in Schnaittach, Germany, the daughter of George and Margaret Soergel. She was married to Robert Minnick. He survives. She was a retired baker. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Linda Gocha of Martinsville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Erik and Aimee Gocha, also of Martinsville; two sisters, Betty Furnkas of Nurnberg, Germany and Ann Joyner of Tarboro, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert B. Ridge Jr.

JOHN RUSSELL MITCHELL
Venice, Florida
John Russell Mitchell, 78, formerly of Christopher, died on Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in the Venice Hospital. Services will be held Monday, June 28, at 11 a..m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Mitchell was born in Christopher on Oct. 12, 1920, the son of Otto A. and Peachie Ann (Monteith) Mitchell. He married Ruth Rath on May 21, 1943, in Carbondale. She survives. He was a retired special agent in the F.B.I., and was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and American Legion in Christopher, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Venice Shrine Club, Hump Pilots Assoc. (Cbi Theatre) and the Jacaranda West Country Club in Venice. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Ruth Mitchell.

VIRGINIA MITCHELL
Benton
Virginia Mitchell, 70, of 305 West Fifth Street, died at 8:22 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 1999, in her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ARTHUR MONTOYA
Benton
Arthur Montoya, 80, of Benton, died at 4:41 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 1999, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with Pastor Rod Joplin officiating. Burial, with Military Rites by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from noon until the funeral hour on Tuesday to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Mr. Montoya was born on Dec 22, 1918, in Zelma, Cal., the son of Nick and Louise (Carbahal) Montoya. He was married on Dec. 26, 1945 in Benton, to Norma (Neal) Montoya. She survives. Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb. 14, 1940, he retired on Feb. 14, 1960. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served in the Black Cat Command in Guadalcanal. He was in the Battle of Midway, and was VP Command of Black Cat 12. Arthur was a member of the Benton Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Norma; three sons, Nick Montoya and wife Lisa of Benton; Richard Montoya and wife Mary of Glenview, Gordon Montoya and wife Katie of Brandon, Fla.; grandchildren, Nicole and husband Terry, Quentin, Scott and wife Laura, Allison, Daniel, Elyse, Clarissa, Whitney, Kerby; great-grandchildren, Dillon, Cody and Alisha; two brothers, Henry Montoya of Columbus, Ga., Fred Montoya of Hanford, Ca.l.; three sisters, Laura of San Franciso, Cal., Julia of Fresno, Cal. Dollie of Butte, Mont. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Connie and by one brother, Augusta (Auggie) Montoya.

ALMA EDITH MOORE
Sesser
Alma Edith Moore, 84, died at the Pinckneyville Skilled Care at 6:25 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999. Services will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Moore was born on June 9, 1915, in Clifford, the daughter of Louis Edward and Emma (Scheller) Kossak. She was married to William Albert Moore who died on July 18, 1984. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Sesser. Survivors include two daughters, Marla Fay Wright of Pinckneyville and Billie Kay Webb of Sesser; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Kossak, Ariz.

LOUISE L. "SIS" MOORE
Benton
Louise L. "Sis" Moore, 90, died at the Franklin Hospital in Benton on Thursday morning Aug. 19, 1999. She was born in Benton on June 9, 1909 to John A. and Elizabeth Werner Ludwig. On Dec. 6, 1951, she marries George S. Moore, he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1983. Mrs. Moore was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton and a member of the Boneyard Boccie Ball Club. She is survived by three nieces, Bette-Jon Schrade, Sydney McLain and Cathy Ludwig-Bell, four great-nieces, Heather Ludwig, Jodi Ludwig, Caitlin Bell and Courtney Bell, and two great-nephews, Josh Bell and Scott McLain. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Katherine Ludwig and Marie Ludwig Schrade, two brothers, John (Pokey) Ludwig and Harry Ludwig and one nephew, Michael Ludwig. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton with the Rev. Jack Wolfe officiating. There will be no visitation. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Morton and Johnston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Benton.

LOWELL V. MOORE
Benton
Lowell V. Moore, 63, died at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ken Tiffin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to the funeral home. Mr. Moore was born in West Frankfort on May 14, 1936, the son of Valley Paul and Mary (Prior) Moore. He was a carpenter and a member of the Benton Church of God. He is survived by: 3 daughters: Loretta Krutsinger and husband Steve of Bourbonnais, Mary Lutz and husband Will of Benton, Crystal Bleeker and husband Pete of Texico; three sons, Jim Moore and wife Denise of Kankakee, Tom Moore and wife Tammy of Bradley, Lowell Moore II of Benton; eight grandchildren; one brother, Arnold Moore and wife Daisy of Benton. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, by one sister, Dorothy, and by one grandson. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

SARAH MORRIS
Senaca
Sarah Morris, 63, of 206 Englewood Place, died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at the RML Speciality Hospital, Hinsdale. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Dean Severin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Morris was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Hamilton County, the daughter of Kern and Leida (Hungate) Steinsultz. She married James Edward Morris, and he died on May 18, 1978. She was a housewife. Survivors include three sons, Ed and Wesley Morris of Benton, Larry Morris of Seneca; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother, James Steinsultz, Chenoa; a sister, Edna Sandusky, Benton; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Gary Morris, a grandson, Kristopher Morris, and a brother, Norman Steinsultz.

MARGURIETE MORGAN
Benton
Marguriete "Meme" Morgan, 87, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999 in Severin's Intermediate Care Nursing Home in Benton. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Thompsonville. There will be no visitation. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home of Benton, is in charge of arrangements.

NAOMI RUTH MURPHY
Dixon
Naomi Ruth Murphy, 66, a former West Frankfort resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Northside Baptist Church in Dixon with the Rev. Daniel Bentz, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Preston-Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Murphy was born Dec. 28, 1932, in West Frankfort, the daughter of Logan Dell and Allie (Martin) Todd. She married Robert Eugene Moss Dec. 28, 1949 and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1979. Naomi married Bob G. Murphy Sr., Aug. 20, 1992 in Dixon. He survives. She was a dietary supervisor at the Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital for 28 years prior to her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Dixon, where she played the piano for many years. In addition to her husband, Bob G. Sr. of Dixon; one son, Danny Logan Moss of Clinton, Iowa; one daughter, Sharon Lynn (Jerry) Miles of Dixon; one stepson Bob G. and wife Debbie Murphy Jr. of Coralville, Ia.; three stepdaughters, Debra Ferrer, Wanda Murphy, both of Iowa City, Iowa, Candra Melancon of Coralville; one brother, Clarence (Delores) Todd of Christopher; mother-in-law, Anna Moss of Dixon; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established to the Northside Baptist Church piano fund.

FRANKIE G. MYERS
Christopher
Frankie G. Myers, 4463 Market St., died at 7:40 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 1999, in his home. Services will be held in the Gilbert Funeral Home Thursday, July 20, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dwight Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Myers was born on April 16, 1938, in Christopher, the son of Charles and Hazel (Donaldson) Myers. He was married to Sally A. Myers. A retired coal miner, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Royalton and the U.M.W.A. Local 1545. Survivors include his parents, his wife, Sally; five sons, Frankie G. Myers Jr. of Duson, La., Barry L. Myers of Royalton, Phillip J. Myers, Benton, Steven R. Myers of Benton, Ky., William S. Myers of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two daughters, Sarah A. Moore of Buckner and Julia L. Hill of Zeigler; fourteen grandchildren; five brothers, Earnie Perruquet, Royalton, Joseph and James Perruquet, both of Joliet, Larry Perruquet, Anna, and Donnie Perruquet, Franklin, Ky.; three sisters, Estella Dawson of Zeigler, Fern Kalis of Custer, Mi.; Ila Couch of Franklin, Ky. EMMA SULLIVAN West Frankfort Emma Sullivan, 85, formerly of Thompsonville, died at 9 a

EVERETT MYGATT
Sesser
Everett Mygatt, 79, died at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 25 at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with the Rev. Larry Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. Mr. Mygatt was born on Oct. 11, 1920 in Sesser, the son of Wallace and Nancy Elizabeth Gilliam Mygatt. He married Mildred Mygatt on Aug. 23, 1941 in Jackson, Mo. She survives. Mr. Mygatt was a member of the Sesser Masonic Lodge, the United Mine Workers of America and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, Thomas Mygatt and wife Janet, Sesser, and Jack Mygatt and wife Bess, Sesser; four grandsons, Thomas Mygatt, New York, N.Y., Courtney Mygatt and friend Anna Tsui, New York, N.Y., Shawn Mygatt and wife Samantha, Sesser and Ryan Mygatt and wife Emilee, Sesser; five granddaughters, Carrie Mygatt and husband Brad vonWurmb, Denver, Colo., Cinnamon Mygatt and fiancˇ Chandler Denny, Chicago, Tracey Hammond and husband Joe Ellison, Murphysboro, Rachele Hammond and husband Trevier Minton, West Frankfort, Jodie Hammond, Sesser; two great-grandsons, Dillon Minton, West Frankfort and Nicholas Ellison, Murphysboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Trever, one sister, Vera and his daughter Patricia.

RETA NADINE NEAL
Decatur
Reta Nadine Neal, 81, died at 2:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 in the Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Burial was in Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek. Mrs. Neal was born in Marble Hill, Mo., the daughter of Oscar and Beulah (Schram) Threlkeld. She formerly worked as a seamstress for both Osgood Dress Factory and Eldorado Apparel in Decatur. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mt. Zion and A.A.R.P. She married Byford L. Neal on Dec. 3, 1939. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1994. Surviving are two sons, Byford D. Neal and wife Joann, Larry D. Neal and wife Lucy, all of Decatur; three grandchildren, Sheila Drum and husband Patrick of Long Creek, Michael Neal and wife Amanda of Indianapolis, Ind.and Scott Neal and wife Amy of Decatur; five great-grandchildren; Mallory and Brianna Drum of Long Creek, Kristina and Aaron Neal of Indianapolis, Ind. and Brandon Neal of Decatur; sister, Callie Russell and husband Jerry of Benton; and sister-in-law, Wanda Threlkeld of Benton. Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and four brothers.

ROBERT NEWBERRY
Louisville
Robert Newberry, 40, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999 in the Carl Hospital, Champaign. No services will be held. The Neal Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Newberry was born on March 23, 1959, in Christopher, the son of James Coy and Mary (Grabarich) Newberry. They are both deceased. Survivors include a brother, James Coy Newberry Jr. of Colp; four sisters, Barbara Pickerill of Decatur, Shirley Robinson Mt. Vernon, and Linda Robinson, Colp, Betty Short of Christopher.

ALBERTA J. NOVAK
Clarendon
Alberta J. Novak, 86, of Holley-Byron Road in Clarendon, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999 at Lakeside Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1912 in West Frankfort and had lived in the Clarendon area since 1952. Mrs. Novak worked for 21 years at Rochester Products, retiring from there in 1973. She was preceded in death by her husband George in 1951 and her son George in 1983. She is survived by her son Roger (Silva) Novak, Clarendon; daughter Mary Lou (Cecil) Moore, Clarendon; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Monday, Aug. 23, at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarendon Emergency Squad or the American Cancer Society. Local arrangements were handled by the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

RUDOLPH PALADA
Sesser
Rudolph "Rudy" Palada, 84, of 904 S. Locust, Sesser, died at the Vasey Care Center, Mt. Vernon, 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at the Vasey Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Cook officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation is after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Palada was born on Jan. 10, 1915, in Sesser, the son of Anthony and Andreanna Palada. He was married to Ribella (Pratili) Palada. She surives. He was secretary & treasurer of Local Union 682 in St. Louis, Mo. In addition to his wife, Andrenna, he is survived by one sister, Mary Polansky of Florence, Mo. Mr. Palada was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one daughter, two brothers and one sister.

SIDNEY BENNETT PAGE SR.
Newton
Sidney Bennett Page Sr. 84, died at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, in the Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong. Services were held at noon Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton. Gary Hall officiated and burial was in Westlawn Cemetery, Newton. Sidney was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Benton, the son of Marion Cephas and Nell (LeMaster) Page. He graduated from the Harrisburg High School in 1932 and married Louise Vaughn on Aug. 26, 1934 in Vandalia. Mr. Page owned and operated Page's Printing and Office Suppies in Newton for years. He also owned the Mentor Democrat which was later bought out by the Newton Press-Mentor. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton and had served on the Board of Education for the Newton Grade School and also as the president of the board. He was a member of the Jasper County Country Club, Newton Masonic Lodge #216, a life member of the Olney Elks Club. He also served as the president and secretary of the Board of Education for the Newton Community High School. He served on the Board of Supervisors for the Jasper County Board and the Jasper County Fair Board. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Louise, of Newton; a son, Sidney B. Page Jr. and wife Jane of Ewing; two grandsons Sidney B, Page III and wife Cindy of Benton, Doug and wife Tammy Page of Newton; four great-grandchildren. Mr. Page was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Memorials may be made to the Newton High School Academic Foundation.

LOLA PARROTT
Mulkeytown
Lola Parrott, 79, of 2416 VanZant St., died at 6:08 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, in St. Louis University Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dean Guymon officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 this evening to the funeral home. Mrs. Parrott was born on May 5, 1920 in Mulkeytown, the daughter of John W. and Della G. (Wolfe) Ramsey. She was married on June 30, 1937, to Lee Virgil Parrott, who died June 12, 1993. She was a member of the Mulkeytown Christian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sherri Phillips of Tamaroa and Carolyn VanZandt of Belle Rive; three grandchildren, Michael VanZandt, Zachary Phillips, Carli Phillips and one brother, Loren Ramsey of Mulkeytown. Her parents, three brothers, Ray, Stanley, Lyle, one sister, Zenith Barrett, two infant sisters, one infant brother preceded her in death. WANDA MAXINE BROWN Calvert City, Kentucky

V. RUTH WHETSTONE PAYNE Benton
V. Ruth Whetstone Payne, 76, of 516 East Taylor St., on Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999 in Franklin Hospital, Benton. Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Poulson Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Ellsworth officiating. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery, Ewing. Friends may call from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Payne was born in Akin on July 16, 1923, the daughter of Oscar and Monnie (Summers) Whetstone. She was married to Francis Lewis Payne, who died Sept. 21, 1981. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, David L. Payne and wife Paula of Benton; a daughter, Roberta L. and husband Robert Eldridge of West Frankfort; grandchildren, Cory Payne of Benton and Brian and Terry Steinmetz, both of West Frankfort; three brothers, James Whetstone of Peoria, Ronald Whetstone of Peoria, Kenneth Whetstone of Washington; five sisters, Audrey Hart of Decatur, Sybil Brandhorst of Pontiac, Helen Burtrum of California, Wilma Schaffer of Minneapolis, Minn., and Imogene Secreton of Peoria. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Virgil and Luther Whetstone and one sister, Mildred Knight.

RONALD H. PEARSON
Sesser
Ronald H. Pearson, 57, of 5877 E. Yung St., died at 6:15 a.m. in his home on Sunday Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Du Quoin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to the funeral home. Mr. Pearson was born in Galesburg on Dec. 5, 1941, the son of Herman and Elsie (Sloan) Pearson. He was a retired coal miner, having last worked at Old Ben 26 mine. Survivors include his mother of Christopher; two sons, Eric and wife Shanna Pearson of Sesser, Cleave Pearson, Sesser; their mother, Phyllis Jean Pearson of Sesser; two special friends, Susan and Ashley Cockel; grandchildren, Rachel, Alex, Max; a brother, Donald Pearson of Fort Charlotte, Fla. He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Edgar "Eddie" Pearson. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

EARNIE HENRY PERRUQUET
Royalton
Earnie Henry Perruquet, Sr., 89, of 204 Sims St., died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999 at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion. Mr. Perruquet was born Oct. 5, 1909 in Centralia, the son of Joe and Estelle (Carrell) Perruquet. He married Hazel L. Donelson on Dec. 14, 1945, in Murphysboro. She survives in Royalton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Vantrease Funeral Home in Royalton, with Brother Tim Sadler and Brother Jim Ebbbs officiating. Burial will be at Miners Cemetery, east of Royalton with military rites by the Zeigler American Legion. Visiting hours are after 9 a.m. Friday until time of service at the funeral home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Royalton. He served in the Army from 1928 to 1931 and was a member of the Zeigler Eagles Lode. A one time coal miner, he had also worked at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, and was the owner of Perky's Grocery Stores in Herrin and Dowell. In addition to his wife Hazel, he is survived by six sons and four daughters-in-law, Danny and Katrina Francis of Watertown, Ny, Earnie and Sherian Perruquet Jr. of Royalton, Joe and James Perruquet of Joliet, Donnie and Kathy Perruquet of Franklin, Ky., Larry Perruquet of Anna and Sally Myers of Christopher; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Estella and Jon Dawson of Zeigler, Fern and Dan Kalis of Custer, Mich. and Ila Couch of Franklin, Ky.; two sisters, Evon Waldon of Marsielles and Josephine Patton of Royalton; 30 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Frankie Myers; three grandchildren and two sisters. Romans 8:10-And if Christ be in you the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is life because of righteousness.

KENNETH "KO" PHILLIPS
Christopher
Kenneth "KO" Phillips, 81, died at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna, on Sunday, June 20, 1999. Services will be held Tuesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Phillips was born on Feb. 16, 1918, in Christopher, the son of Charles and Minerva Lang (Phillips). He was an antique dealer and a retired World War II veteran of the Air Force. He is survived by a brother, Bill Phillips and wife Shirley of Burns, Oregon, Pat "Bud" Phillips of Christopher; a sister, Ethel Lee and husband Charles Baul of Houston, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Helen Phillips of Markham, Jean Ann Phillips of Du Quoin; several nieces and nephews. Six brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death

JOHN A. PICANTINE Benton
John A. Picantine, 82, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 1999 in the Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. Burial, with military rites by the Benton VFW and American Legion Posts will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday to the funeral home. For those who wish, Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time. Mr. Picantine was born in Keota, Mo. on Dec. 17, 1916 to George & Delcisa (Ricci) Picantine. He married Lauretta Bends on Feb. 1, 1947, at the Warren Park Presbyterian Church in Cicero. She survives. Retired from International Harvester in Broadview after 30 years of service, he was a past president of Local #688 of the UAW-CIO for 10 years. John was a life member and past Commander of the Benton VFW Post #2671. He was a member of the Benton Boccie Club. Mr. Picantine served four years in the Army Engineers as a Staff Sgt.; 37 months of that time was spent overseas in the South Pacific Theatre. He was awarded the Bronze Star for the campaign on Luzon Island, and participated in the liberation of the Phillipines. Survivors include his wife, Lauretta Picantine of Benton; two daughters, Suzanne Juriss and husband Joseph of Indianapolis, Ind, Claudia Ryba and husband Gene of Downers Grove; two grandchildren; Jason Juriss and Joanne Juriss, both of Indianapolis, Ind. four stepgrandchildren: Michael, Michelle, Christopher and Jeanne Ryba, all of the Chicago area; three brothers, Floyd Alan Picantine and wife Opal of Melbourne, Fla, Joseph Leo Pacentini and wife Mary of Lyons, Raymond Walter Piacentini and wife Mary of Sesser; one sister, Mary Clausen of Chicago; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Picantine was preceded in death by his parents, by a grandson, Charles Juriss; by three brothers, Nello, Claude, Lego, and by one sister, Ida.

LEGO "BEANIE" PICANTINE
Benton
Lego "Beanie" Picantine, 76, died at 11:55 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 1999, in the Franklin Hospital, Benton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home with the Rev. Loyd Lasley officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to the funeral home. Mr. Picantine was born in Keota, Mo. on March 18, 1921, the son of George and Delcisa (Ricci) Picantine. He married the former Mable Frost on Feb. 8, 1955 in Benton. She survives. He was a retired coal miner and veteran of World War II. He was a member of the UMWA, of American Legion Post 280 in Benton and a life member of the Benton VFW and DAV. He was an Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his wife Mable, he is survived by one son, Ronald Willis and wife Sue of Benton; two daughters, Vivian Hammers and husband Leon of Benton, Dee Mercer and husband Mike of Herrin; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Clausen of Chicago; four brothers, Allen Picantine and wife Opal of Melbourne, Fla. John Picantine and wife Lauretta of Benton, Walter Piacentini and wife Mary of Sesser, Leo Picantine and wife Mary of Lyons. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, John; one sister Ida; and by two brothers, Nello and Claude.

RICHARD PIERCY
Zeigler
Richard Piercy, 59, formerly of Benton, died Saturday, June 5, 1999 in the Emergency Room of the Herrin Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in the Poulson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial, with Military rites, will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Piercy was born on May 18, 1940, in Benton, the son of Jay Jackson and Mary Aileen (Kerley) Piercy. He had managed a Dollar Store in Oklahoma before retirment. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Richard Piercy Jr. of Canada; two daughters, Marcia Wheeler of Georgia and Linda Piercy of chicago; four grandchildren; two sisters, Kindra and husband Jim Phillips of Macedonia, sue and husband amon Newberry of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Frank Piercy. BENJAMIN G. KASH Bonnie E-4 Specialist Benjamin G. Kash, 19, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at 5:30 p.m. in Ft. Campbell, Ky. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

EMILY FAY PILSON
Benton
Emily Fay Pilson, 100, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, 1999 at the Severin Intermediate Care Home in Benton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with John O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to the funeral home. Mrs. Dawson was born on March 24, 1899 in Benton, the daughter of Edmond and Myrtle (Stewart) Doty. She married Clyde Eugene Pilson in 1920. She was an outstanding Christian and was an active member of the Benton Primitive Baptist Church, for many years. She is survived by one daughter, Betty Lou Dawson and husband Gale of Benton; two grandchildren, Sharon L. Pioveson. Steven G. Dawson; three great-grandchildren, Damian Dawson, Derek Dawson, Michelle Nurnberger; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Hampton of Benton, Beulah Tiberend of Benton; one brother, Wyatt G. Doty of Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and five sisters.

Eva Poole
Thompsonville
Eva Poole, 91, died at 8:21 p.m. Friday, July 16, 1999 in Herrin Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Union Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gene Fox officiating. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery in West Frankfort. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Poole was born Nov. 16, 1907, in Morehouse, Mo., to Andrew and Della Young Arnold. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Christian Church in West Frankfort. Survivors include five sons and three daughters-in-law, Richard and Linda Poole and James Poole, all of West Frankfort, Robert Poole of Widefield, Colo., Sterling and Frances Poole of Holden, La., and Ronnie and Rita Poole of San Antonio, Tex.; four daughters and one son-in-law, LaDonna Wertz and Sharon Upchurch of West Frankfort, Janet Hubbard of Thompsoville and Faye and Bill Buitenhis of Seely Lake, Mont.; one brother, Ervin Arnold of Ozark, Mo.; 38 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Sterling, on Feb. 20, 1976; two grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter and three sisters.

ELIZABETH POWERS PRITCHETT
Hudson, Florida
Elizabeth "Betty" Powers Pritchett, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at her home in Hudson, Florida. She was born in Benton, the daughter of the late George and Nellie Powers. She moved to Hudson in 1980 from St. Louis, Mo. and was a retired realtor for L.K. Wood Realtors in St. Louis. She was a member of Shadow Lakes Home Owners Assoc. and Director for the Lakeside Club & Pool Assoc. Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Ellen and Paul Valenz, Sara "Sally" and Charles Gaddy, both of Bradenton, Fla.; a brother George Powers of California; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ryan Gaddy and Keith Brenton (Tracy) Gaddy, two great-gandchildren, Rachael Elizabeth Gaddy and Nicole Marie Gaddy. Arrangements were by the Dobies Funeral Home, 9944 Hudson Ave., Hudson, Fla., 34669.

HAZEL QUILLMAN
Sesser
Memorial services for Hazel May Quillman, lifetime Sesser resident, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist Church of Sesser. Visitation will be after 6 this evening at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at the church. She died Friday, Oct. 22, in Dallas, Texas, where she had recently relocated to be near her daughter, Cathy Basso. She died from complications related to her lifetime struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was 74. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ellsworth (Ted) Quillman, who died Oct. 2, 1996. Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Quillman were pillars of the Sesser community. They owned and operated the Brayfield Funeral Home for 40 years. Born Hazel May Allen, on March 24, 1925, she was the only child of Sam and Leona Allen (Allen and Loucks grocery store on Main Street). After attending the University of Illinois, she returned to Sesser and married Ellsworth Quillman. They raised their two daughters, (Patricia Ann and Cathy Sue) in Sesser and were active supporters of local schools, churches, and community organizations. Having been stricken with Rheumatoid Arthritis as a young woman, she dedicated much of her energy to the National Arthritis Foundation. Her ivolvement included, fund raising, participating in medical research, and public appearances. She was also instrumental in the publication of an Arthritis Foundation Cookbook, which received national distribution. Following the death of her husband, she relocated to Dallas and became an active member of the Signature Point Retirement Commuity. Her interminable spirit, positive outlook, unfailing faith and quiet strength were an inspiration to all whom she touched. Mrs. Quillman is survived by two daughters, Patricia Thomas, who with husband Vernor lives in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and Cathy Basso, who with husband Danny, lives in Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Brent Thomas of Carona, Calif., Janis Thomas of Orange, Calif., Andrea Basso Denheyer who, with husband Ron, lives in Irving, Texas and Frankie Basso who, with wife Heather, lives in Dallas. She was also recently blessed with two great-grandchildren, Madeleine Basso, and Jonathan Denheyer.

CB RASH
Elizabethtown
CB Rash, 74, died at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999 at his home. Services will be held at 2 p..m. Saturday, in the First Baptist Church of Elizabethtown, with the Rev. Ed Lafferty officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with full military services by American Legion Post 571 of Rosiclare. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. Visitation is at the church from 12 until 2 p.m. on Saturday. Mr. Rash was born on Aug. 13, 1925, the son of Ben Toy Rash and Maude Ella (Huffsey) Rash. He was married June 28, 1947 to Mary Ellen Rash. She survives. He was retired from Ozark-Mahoney Fluorspar Mine, was a 50 year Mason, a veteran of the Air Force, and a member of American Legion Post 571. In addition to his wife Mary Ellen, he is survived by one son, Paul Wayne Rash of Ewing; one daughter, Sherry Lynn Livingston of Elizabethtown; one brother, Charles A. Rash of Eldorado; one sister, Ruby Blair of Shawneetown; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, two brothers, Clyde Rash and Hazel Rash, one sister, Nettie Dutton and his parents. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the First Baptist Church of Elizabethtown Building Fund, or Golden Circle Building Fund.

ISABEL V. RATLIFF
Belle Rive
Isabel V. Ratliff, 79, died at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in Franklin Skilled Care Unit of Franklin Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in the Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. F. Glenn Payne and Richard McCormick officiating. Burial will be in the Dahlgren IOOF Cemetery Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren and from 12 until time of service Wednesday, at the church. Mrs. Ratliff was born near Ewing, on Sept. 1, 1920, the daughter of Calvin and and Bertha (Upchurch) Tharp. She was married to Verne D. Ratliff on June 12, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1983. She was a member of the Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church and was a past president of the W M U. Surviving are one son, Roger and wife Shirley Ratliff of O'Fallon, Ill.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Ruth Ward and Ruby Edwards.

RALPH RAY REEVES, JR.
Buckner
Ralph Ray Reeves, Jr. 36, of 101 E. Coal St., died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at his home, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Friendly Church of God, Johnston City, with the Rev. Rudy Bond officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery, Buckner. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton. Mr. Reeves was born Sept. 25, 1962 in Elgin, the son of Ralph Ray Reeves, Sr. and Patricia (Gilbert) Reeves. He married the former Joann Kelley on Feb. 19, 1988 and she survives. He was a professional pool player and was one of the best in Southern Illinois. He was a member of the West Frankfort Moose and the Christopher Eagles. He was a member of the Friendly Church of God, Johnston City and was a devoted father. Survivors include his wife, Joann Reeves, Buckner, daughter, Raini Rae Reeves, Buckner; mother, Patricia Reeves, Christopher; a sister, Peggy Ann and husband Preston Palmer, Christopher; a brother, Jeff L. and wife Marianne Reeves, Christopher; an aunt, Barbara Reeves, Christopher; an uncle, Amos Reeves, Sesser; several double first cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, niece, Larissa Palmer, and stepfather, Gerald Swofford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Midwestern Regional Treatment Center, Zion, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

WILMA RICE
Benton
Wilma Rice, 82, of 13595 Bowling Alley Road, died at 10:38 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at the Franklin Hospital, Benton. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 25, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Ellsworth officiating. Her wishes were to be cremated. Mrs. Rice was born March 28, 1917, in Macedonia, the daughter of Frank and Kate (Lee) Payne. She married John G. Rice on Nov. 10, 1937, and he survives. She was a housewife and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Benton. Survivors include her husband, John G. Rice, Benton; a son, Dick Rice, Benton; a daughter, Dee Harp, Benton; six grandchildren, Gretchen Jenkins and husband John, Portland, Ore., Lisa Rodgers, Minneapolis, Minn., Andrea Rice, Greenville, NC, Richard Harp and wife Marla, Benton, John Harp, Benton, David Harp, Decatur; five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, and Julia Jenkins, Portland, Ore. and Jared and Joshua Harp, Benton; two brothers, Howard L. Payne, Benton, Roy F. Payne, Benton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

OBIE GENE RICH
West Frankfort
The Rev. Obie Gene Rich, 71, of 1782 2nd Road, died Wednesday, September 23 1999, in his home. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. in the Union Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with the Rev. Clyde Dilman officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thompsonville. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. He was born on Dec. 5, 1927, the son of Obe and Cleo Rich. His wife is the former Hazel Hawkins, whom he married Nov. 19, 1953, and she survives. He was a minister for 50 years. He also served in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired miner from Freeman 34 Mine. In addition to his wife, Hazel, he is also survived by three sons, Gary and wife Laura Rich of West Frankfort, David and Linda Rich of West Frankfort, Jim and Monica Rice of Mulkeytown and two daughters, Donna and husband Dennis Sminchak of West Frankfort and Betty and husband Bob Caraway of West Frankfort; eleven grandchildren, Gabe Rich, Kyle Rich, Misty Rich, Devan Rich, Christina Rich, Jackie Rich, Courtney Rich, Jordyn Sminchak, John Caraway, Matt Caraway and Timmy Caraway; two brothers, Burrell and Jerry Rich; five sisters, June, Gladys, Mary, Bonnie, and Shirley. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, William "Len", Earl Dean, Charlie and a half brother Jim Goad.

IRENE C. ROBINSON
Herrin
Irene C. Robinson, 90, formerly of Colp, died at the Park Avenue Health Care, in Herrin, at 1:40 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, 1999. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Colp Hope Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Todd Hawk officiaing. Burial will be in the Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are by the Poulson Funeral Home in Benton. Mrs. Robinson was born on Mach 20, 1909 in Blocton, Ala., the daughter of John and Lilly Mae (Gilbert) Cagle. She was married to Lloyd Robinson Sr. He preceded her in death in 1984. She was a homemaker; a member, and a Sunday school teacher for many years at the Colp Hope Chapel United Methodist Church in Colp. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Robinson Jr. and wife Fay, Carterville, Billie D. Robinson and wife Joyce of Hurst; six grandsons, six granddaughters, twelve great-grandsons, five great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Donald L. and Johnny G. Robinson, infant daughter, three brothers, Bob, Bill and John Cagle and one sister, Mae Lilly.

ORMOND ROBINSON
New Carlisle, Indiana
Ormond Robinson, 90, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 in his home in New Carlisle. Ormond lived and attended school in Benton. He was the Boys soloist for four years and performed in High School plays. He worked for U.S. Rubber in research and development for 32 years. He is survived by his wife and a sister, Wilma Peyla of Benton. Masonic services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2nd in South Bend, Ind.

MARY V. RODVILLE Benton
Mary V. Rodville, 91, a former Buckner resident, died at 1:10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999 at the Franklin Skilled Care in Benton. She was born in Condove, Italy on Sept. 12, 1908, the daughter of Louis and Marietta Vanessa Bruno. On May 30, 1928, she married Stanley Rodville. He died April 17, 1966. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton. She is survived by: one daughter, Alberta Wood, Sun City West, Ariz.; three grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren and one sister, Jean Wisnoski, Buckner. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Jack Wood, three brothers, Joe, Ricardo and Americo Bruno and by one sister Ernesta Schragal. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday Nov. 22, at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Father Donald Lenzini officiating. Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Ill. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Monday until the funeral hour to the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time.

BRUNO A. ROMANI Sesser
Bruno A. Romani, 77, of 601 W. Franklin, died at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999 in his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sesser. Burial, with military graveside rites by the Sesser American Legion and V.F.W., will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call to the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, after 6 this evening at the funeral home. He was the former owner of Bruno's Restaurant and Lounge in Sesser and also a retired employee of Rend Lake College. Mr. Romani was born on Dec. 17, 1921 in Sesser, the son of Dante and Rina (Cassanelli) Romani. He was married to Edna (Basso) Romani. She survives. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the battle of Iwo Jima. A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sesser, he was a member of the Sesser American Legion, the V.F.W. and AMVETS of Waltonville. In addition to his wife, Edna, he is survived by two sons, Danny and Frank Romani, both of Sesser; three grandchildren, Mike, Valerie, Kendra; a sister, Ida Marzotto, South Bend, Ind.; one brother, L. D. Romani of East Alton; two nephews and three nieces, Gary and John Cavaletto, Sylvia Silkwood, Sharon Henderson, Gayla Papachriston. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Gina.

SADIE GERTRUDE ROBINSON
Sesser
Sadie Gertrude Robinson, 80, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, June 4, 1999, in the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Revs. Dwight Dame and Dan Williams officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Robinson was born on Nov. 24, 1918, in Sesser, the daughter of Hayes and Rachel (Bates) Stockton. She was married on Nov. 22, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo. to Walthan Kenneth Robinson. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, and attended the Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth R. Robinson and wife Nancy of Sesser, Roy R. Robinson and wife Patricia of Hallsville, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Stockton of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters and two brothers.

TRYSTON BLAKE ROWLAND
Mulkeytown
Tryston Blake Rowland, three months and 27 days old, died in the Cardinal Glennon Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999. Graveside services will be Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the Mulkeytown Cemetery, with Brother Dean Guymon officiaing. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The Gilbert Funeral Home Christopher, is in charge of arrangements. He was born on April 8, 1999 in Carbondale, the son of Michael Rowland Jr. of Christopher and Lindsay Gossett of Mulkeytown. They survive. Other survivors include grandparents, James and Joan Gossett of Mulkeytown; Mike and Katie Rowland of Christopher; great-grandparents, Delmar Gossett of Mulkeytown, Ruth Laur, Waltonville, Joe Laur of Woodlawn, Earl and Louise Parks Marion; Steve and Helen Rowland of Christopher; great-great-grandmother, Hattie Fairchild of Waltonville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tryston was preceded in death by his grandmother, Anna Gossett, great-great-grandfather, Willard Fairchild, and uncle, Eric Bean.

HOWARD D. ROWLEY
Sesser
Howard D. Rowley, 77, died at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7, in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Revs. Woody Wilson and Eugene O'Brien officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Full Military rites will be conducted by the Sesser VFW and American Legion. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Rowley was born on May 22, 1922, in LaMonte, Mo., the son of Wm. Walter and Alta A. (Hoover) Rowley. He was married to Maxine (Taylor) Rowley on Sept. 19, 1945 in Sesser. She survives. He was a journeyman mechanic and was employed by the Campbell Soup Company for 42 & 1/2 years. He was a Christian. He served his country during World War II in the South Pacific Field Artillery. In addition to his wife, Maxine, he is survived by three sons, Stephen H. and wife Ann Rowley of Plano, Texas, Bruce E. Rowley and wife Carol of Sesser, Carl R. Rowley of Tinley Park; two daughters, Janet S. Szczepanski and husband Michael of Evansville, Ind., Judy A. Peterson of Edmund, Okla.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Alta M. Kellogg, Winter Haven, Fla., Cora Jane Angel of Winter Haven, Fla.; one brother, Leo W. Rowley, Hammond, Ind. several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

WALTER G. RUSSELL
Benton
Walter G. Russell, 76, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at the Marion Memorial Hospital. Mr. Russell was born in Benton on Oct. 25, 1922, to Walter M. and Esther Acord Russell. On Nov. 20, 1951 he married Callie E. Threlkeld and she survives. Mr. Russell was a retired junior high school teacher. He was an Army veteran of WWII. Mr. Russell was a charter member and deacon of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton. He was also a Bible teacher at Immanuel. Mr. Russell is survived by his wife Callie E. Russell, Benton; one son, Charles Russell and wife Michelle, Fairhope, Ala.; three grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon and Brook, Fairhope, Ala. and one sister Lela Wells, Memphis, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Gladys Russell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton with the Revs. Roger Ellsworth and Clinton Woodfin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Sunday to the Immanuel Baptist Church and also after 9 a.m. on Monday to the church. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church and will be accepted at the church. The Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.

ROSE M. SABOT
Benton
Rose M. Sabot,, 82, died at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999 at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, with the Rev. Father Donald Lenzini officiating. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. She was born on Aug. 28, 1917, in Benton, the daughter of Charles and Nancy Sabot. Miss Sabot was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton. Survivors include one niece, Irene Spiceland and husband Jesse of Memphis, Tennessee. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Anna Sletoff and Mary Horny and by two brothers, Charles and John. The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul L. Schrum
Paul L. Schrum, 77, formerly of the Thompsonville area, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 1999 in Pana. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Thompsonville, with Dr. James Baldwin officiating. The Sloan Funeral Home, Galatia, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Schrum was born on Feb. 15, 1922, in Benton, the son of Harrison and Jane (Carlisle) Schrum. He was a retired employee of the Veterans Hospital in Waukegan and was an Army veteran of World War Mr. Schrum was born on Feb. 15, 1922, in Benton, the son of Harrison and Jane (Carlisle) Schrum. He was a retired employee of the Veterans Hospital in Waukegan and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Edwards of Thompsonville; four nieces, Sue Crites of Taylorville, Barbara Smith of Taylorville, Nina Grauer, Litchfield and Ledora Alinger of Springfield; two nephews, LeRoy Edwards of Waukegan and Lee Alan Dotson, Vicksburg, Miss. He was preceded in death by one brother, Enoch Schrum, three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Zelma Dotson, Mrs. John Ann Sharknas, Mrs. Walter Hazel Perry, one niece, Janice Mitchell, two nephews, Doug Edwards and John Sharknas.

FRANK R. SETTLE
Ina
Frank R. Settle, 91, died at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday July 21, 1999, in Casey Care Center, Mt. Vernon. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, in the Kirk Cemetery, Ina. A private visitation will be held at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina. No public visitation will be held. Mr. Settle was born on Jan. 11, 1908, in Jefferson County, the son of Robert and Eliza (Knowles) Settle. He was married on June 1, 1930, in Jefferson County, to Ruby (Kelley) Settle. She survives. He was a retired farmer. In addition to his wife Ruby, he is survived by four sons, Jimmy Settle and wife Betty of Ina, Kelley Settle and wife Norma of Glen Carbon, Bill Settle and wife Crystal of Texico, Joe Settle and wife Maryann of St. Louis, Mo.; one daughter, Lois McDaniel and husband Wayne of Ina; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepgrandsons. His parents, and two brothers, John Robert and Lyle Settle preceded him in death.

HELEN POPOVICH SHANLEY
Dothan, Alabama June 9, 1999
Word has been received that Helen (Popovich) Shanley died on May 31, 1999. Services were held in Dothan on June 4. She was the daughter of Mary and Charlie Popovich of Benton, and was a 1945 graduate of B.T.H.S. Survivors include two sisters, Julia Ann Schmidt of Marcos Island, Fla. and Mary of Compass Lake, Fla.

GENE SHAW
Benton
Gene Shaw, 86, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 1999 at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the Moton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Revs. Everett Lemay and Jim Endsley officiating. Burial, with military rites by Benton American Legion and VFW will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. For those who wish Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Home in Carmi or to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Mr. Shaw was born in Carterville on March 19, 1913, to John and Maud (Woods) Shaw. He was married in Mt. Vernon on July 17, 1936 to Eileen (Kern) Shaw. She survives. He was a retired coal miner, working for CW & F Coal Company, then working for Freeman Coal Company. Gene was an active member of the North Benton Missionary Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and of the Ewing Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Shaw of Benton; one son, Rev. Richard Shaw and wife Kathy of Morton; two grandchildren, Jeremy Shaw and wife Jody of Morton, Gretchen Buffington and husband Shane of Morton; two sisters, Mary Clark of Mt. Vernon, June Hopper of Mt. Vernon; several nieces and nephews. His parents and nine brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

TOM W. SHEPHERD
Dixon
The Rev.Tom W. Shepherd, 72, a former Benton resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 in his home. A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 9 a.m. Tom was born on May 5, 1927 in Benton, the son of Cecil and Letha (Wells) Shepherd. He was married to Beverly Browning on Aug. 29, 1954 in Portland, Oregon. He served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign and attended Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He was ordained in Jan. 1955. Shepherd served as minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kentucky, West Virginia, Texas and Illinois for 41 years, 26 of those years in Dixon at the First Christian Church (DOC) where he retired in 1992. He served on the Board of Christian Churches in the Ill/WIsc. Region; Ministry Committee; General Board of Christian Church, Conference of Chuches and was a moderator of Christian Churches in the Ill. Wisc. Region. He was a member of the Dixon School Board; Tri-County Opportunity Council; Sinnissippi Mental Health Organization, Dixon Council of Churches and the Northern Ill. agency on Aging. He was also involved and concerned with many other community programs and social action issues. He is survived by his wife and children, Dan, of Dixon; Rebecca Miller, Dixon, Jonathan (Kelli) Uvalde, Texas; Marian (Bob) Kurz of Lompoc, Calif; Nathan (Mary) of Iowa City, Iowa and eight grandchilden; a brother, Bob (Carol) of LaQuinta, Calif; and sister, Betty (Roger) McCracken, McKinney, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson. Memorials have been established to the First Christian Church (DOC) Hospice of the Rock River Valley and the Alzheimer's Assoc. The Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, is in charge of arrangements.

LARRY J. SHIPP
West City
Larry J. Shipp, 56, of West City, died at 7:12 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999 at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Dean Severin officiating. Burial will be with military rites by the Benton American Legion and VFW in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to the funeral home. Mr. Shipp was born on Aug. 10, 1943 in Christopher, the son of Daughton and Dee (Webb) Shipp. On June 8, 1963 in South Chicago Heights, he married Carole Raye (Beaty) Shipp. She survives. He was an Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Carole Raye Shipp of West City; his mother, Dee Roberson of West City; a son, Larry Ray Shipp and wife Dianna of Benton; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob and Dakota; two brothers, Rodney Shipp and wife Janet of Chester, Bill Shipp and wife Mickey of Benton; stepbrother, Ray Roberson and wife Thelma of Park Forest; mother-in-law Mathel Beaty of Benton; several nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his father and his stepfather, Irvin Roberson. For those who wish Memorials may be made to the Shipp Family.

FLORA MAE SIMPSON
Benton
Flora Mae Simpson, 74, of Benton, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, with the Revs. J. Evan House and Jack Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery, Whittington. Flora Mae was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Whittington, the daughter of Arlie and Agnes Smith Wilkerson. She married Earvin I. Simpson on Feb. 3, 1973. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, White Shrine and Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband Earvin; a son, Ralph E. Simpson and wife Linda of Benton; grandchildren, Leslie A. Carson and husband Jeff of Benton; Sheila Martin and husband Jody of Marco Island, Fla.; Melinda A. Fowler and husband Scott of Benton; Scott A. Simpson and wife Christine of Belleville; Stephen P. Simpson of Benton; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jerry Lee Johnston and first husband, Olen Lee Johnston.Memorials may be made to Nephroplex Dialysis of Marion, P.O. Box 218, Marion, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

REV. ROY W. SIMPSON
Benton
The Rev. Roy Wayne Simpson, 63, of 342 McFall St., died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at the Franklin Hospital, Benton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the East Benton Baptist Church, Benton, with the Revs. James Ryan, Carroll Toler, and James Kerley officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the East Benton Baptist Church. Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rev. Simpson was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Sheldon, Mo., the son of Charles Floyd and Minnie Almyra (Brown) Simpson. He married the former Dolores Johnson on Feb. 12, 1961, and she survives. He was a minister of the gospel for 47 years. He served at the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Sheldon, Mo., Oakland Park Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, Ark. First Southern Baptist Church, Sheridan, Ark., First Baptist Church, Columbia, Ill., First Baptist Church, West City, Flat Rock Missionary Baptist, Flat Rock, Ill., Temple Baptist, Vandalia, and East Benton Baptist Church, Benton. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Simpson, Benton; four daughters, Judy Simpson, Carbondale, Jane Webb and husband Jeff, West Frankfort, Jennifer Simpson, Olney, Joanna Simpson, Carbondale; a granddaughter, Ashley Webb, West Frankfort; two brothers, Jim and Carl Simpson, Nevada, Mo.; five sisters, Anna Collins, Hayward, Calif., Ida Belle Smith, Stella Hauf, and Wilma Hendrix, all of Nevada, Mo., Reva Fanning, Sugar Creek, Mo., many nieces and nephews.

GERRY SHRIVER Mt. Vernon
Geraldine Travelstead "Gerry" Shriver, 54, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Revs. Charles Issler and Marty Shadowen officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held at the Hughey Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Friday Nov. 26. Gerry Shriver was born on March 21, 1945 in Kankakee IL., the daughter of Leon Travelstead and Gladys Fowler Moore Travelstead. She married Stanley Page. She was the manager of the Big R Service Station on South 10th Street in Mt. Vernon for many years. She was of the Baptict faith and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Eagles Auxiliary Lodge No. 2791 and the VFW Post 1376 Auxiliary. Survivors include Debbie Page and fiance Bill McCune, Kelly and Gary Carroll, Tammy and Lloyd Hall and Margaret Bodine and friend Mike Solomon, all of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren, Jamie Pepple and fiance Deric Tittle, Jonathan Wheeler, Thomas Roate, Michael Bodine, Nichole Carroll, LeAnna Hall, Tiffany Carroll and Kaitlyn Bodine and Tabitha Hall, all of Mt. Vernon; one brother Edwin Travelstead and wife Aloha, of Buckingham, IL. One sister, Janet Shadowen and husband Rev. Marty Shadowen, of Benton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Carl Foster, and two sisters, Velma Bellee and Carroll Travelstead; two brothers, Ronnie Travelstead and David Travelstead.

WARREN ALAN SLOAN
Christopher
Warren Alan Sloan, 52, of 607 W. Helen Ave., died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Christopher, with Father Walter Barr officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 this evening at the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Mr. Sloan was born on May 28, 1947 in Malden, Mo., the son of Warren and June (Forbass) Sloan. He was married to Carol (Williams) Sloan on Sept. 21, 1976. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents, his wife, Carol; four nieces and six nephews; four brothers, Bob Sloan, Chuck Sloan, Kenny Sloan and Jim Sloan, all of West Frankfort; one sister, Nora Sloan-Ielease, West Frankfort.

BOBBY R. SMITH
Christopher
Bobby R. Smith, 72, of 808 E. John St., died at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in the Herrin Hospital. Services will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday, until time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Smith was born on Oct. 6, 1927, in Christopher, the son of Lester and Dora (Montgomery) Smith. He was married for 50 years to Helen (Pearson) Smith on Sept. 3, 1949. A retired employee of the city of Christopher, he was of the Apostolic faith. In addition to his wife Helen, he is survived by two brothers, Larry Smith of Christopher, and Gary Smith of Mulkeytown; two sisters, Linda Payne of Christopher and Brenda Flowers of Mulkeytown; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Norman Smith of Mulkeytown, Lester Smith of Herrin, James Smith of Granite City; one sister, Carol Sue Maibaum of Kokomo, Ind.

JAMES R. SMITH
Benton
James R. Smith, 68, a former Christopher resident, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 at the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Saturday until time of service, to the funeral home. Mr. Smith was born on Aug. 29, 1931, the son of James Arthur and Bertha Smith. He was retired from Maytag in Herrin, and was a Navy veteran. Survivors include one son, Stanley Smith and wife Teri of Norris City; one daughter, Kim Smith of New Haven; one Goddaughter, Sonya Eldridge and husband Jim of Ewing; three grandchildren, Angie, Ruthie and Brandon; two GrandGoddaughters, Elizabeth and Brittany; two brothers and three sisters. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Lendal Smith on Sept. 27, 1996.

RAYMOND CURTIS SMITH Mt. Carmel
Raymond Curtis Smith, formerly of Valier, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1999 in the Health South Rehab Hospital in Evansville, Ind.. Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Buckner. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of service. Mr. Smith was born on May 25, 1915, in Buckner, the son of Robert and Alta (Butler) Smith. He was married on Nov. 10, 1934, to Emma "Zoe" (Uhles) Smith. She survives. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member of the Church of Christ in Sesser. In addition to his wife, Emma, he is survived by two daughters, Jo Dawn and husband Joe Cooper of Mt. Carmel; four grandchilden, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Leida Henry of Valier. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Noble, Harold, August, Loran and one grandson, Michael Simpson.

THELMA E. SMOTHERS
West City
Thelma E. Smothers, 82, of 1140 W. Webster, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in La Vergna, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Ron Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the Knight Cemetery, Buckner. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Smothers was born Sept. 21, 1917, in Buckner, the daughter of Willie and Flora (Smith) Overturf. She married Lloyd Lee Smothers and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Benton Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Lindell Smothers, La Vergne, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Staci Furgouhi, Ras Al Khama United Arab Emirates, Tim Smothers, Countryside, Missy Smothers, Smyrna, Tenn., SPC Joshua Smothers, Ft. Campbell, Ky.; five great-grandchilden; two brothers, Opal "Pete" Overturf, Baltimore, MD., Carl Overturf, Buckner; two sisters, Wanda Vleminckx, Bradford, Penn. and Ina Mae Heisner, Bisbee, Az. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Edwin and Donald Lee Smothers and three brothers, Kenneth, Loren, and Olen "Wimp" Overturf.

MARJORIE SNYDER Benton
Marjorie Snyder, 72, of 6780 Minier Road, died at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999 at the Franklin Hospital, Benton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999 at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home, Oakland City, IN. Burial will be in the Montgomery Cemetary, Oakland City, IN. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, IL. and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999 at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home, Oakland City, IN. Mrs. Snyder was born August 1, 1927 in Oakland City, IN., the daughter of Goodlet Morgan and Dora Mae (Reed) Loveless. She married Donald Eugene Snyder on June 6, 1945, and he survives. She was a housewife and formerly attended the Nazarene Church in Oakland City, IN. Survivors include her husband, Donald E. Snyder, Benton; one son, Donald Wesley Snyder and wife Seconda, Jasper, AL.; one daughter, Morganna Schwing and husband Donald, South Bend, IN.; four grandchildren, Donald Snyder, Neosha Snyder, Mark Schwing and Karen Palmateer; three great-grandchildren, Adam, Luke and Brandon; two sisters, Deloris Reed of Fort Branch, IN. and Vivian Clark of Bicknell, IN., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Robert Loveless, and one sister, Genevieve Downs.

LUCILLE F. SOWERS
Benton
Lucille F. Sowers, 76, died at 3:32 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1999 at the Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 in the Laenna Cemetery in Chestnut, Ill. Lucille was born in Cache, Ill. on Dec. 13, 1922 to Henry Francis and Virgie (Lee) Smith. Lucille was a houseparent for many years at the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children's School in Normal. Lucille was a Christian. She dearly loved animals. Lucille was a member of the Concerned Women for America. She is survived by four sisters, Edna Richards, Cocoran, Calif., Mary Elsie Wilson, Taylorville, Pauline Stauffer, Chestnut and Eileen Volle, Mt. Pulaski. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Arthur Gardner and John Sowers and by a brother, Frederick Nelson Smith. Morton and Johnston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KATHERINE SULLLIVAN
Benton
Katherine Sullivan, 86, of 1109 E. Ruth St., died at 6:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at the Herrin Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Phillip Ingle officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Sullivan was born Nov. 16, 1912, in Flat Rock, Mo., the daughter of George and Katherine (Stamper) Mrla. She married Floyd Sullivan on Jan. 16, 1935, and he died on Oct. 26, 1989. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church, Benton. Survivors include a brother, Michael Mrla, Herrin; a sister-in-law, Lorene Doty, Benton; a niece, Marleen Richardson, Benton; several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Nick, Emil,and Ivan Mrla, two sisters, Mary Smilanich and Margaret Webbe.

RAY SULLIVAN
West Frankfort
Ray Sullivan died at 6:10 p.m., Friday, June 11, 1999 at his home. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 14, at Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler, with Pastor Brent Fitzgerald of the Christian Life Center in Herrin officiating. Burial was in Denning Cemetery in Orient with military rites by the Zeigler American Legion. Mr. Sullivan was born on Feb. 19, 1919 in Zeigler, the son of John L. and beulah (Bowlin) sullivan. He married Mary Evelyn Rice April 11, 1938, in Benton, Mo. She survives at home. He was the owner/operator of sullivan Hardwood Lumber and Pallet shop of Freeman spur. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a former member of the Zeigler American Legion Patrick McClellan Post 177. He had worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's in the Southern Illinois area. In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Billy Ray and Denise Sullivan of West Frankfort; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Carl Ray Trusty of Zeigler; four grandchildren, Terry Trusty and his wife Tammy, Sherry Davis and her husband James, all of Zeigler, David Hill of Carbondale, Craig Hill and his wife Laura of Oak Lawn; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Rena Brookshire of Benton; a stepsister, Mildred Woods of Michigan; and a stepmother, Mae Ward of Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister. Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Sullivan may be made to Hospice of Southern Ill Inc. HOWARD CARL "DEACON" MOORE West Frankfort Howard Carl "Deacon" Moore, 76, of 301 Kuca Building, died at 3:15

TRAVIS L. SMITH
McLeansboro
Tavis L. Smith, 61, died at 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, in the Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Ind. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Gholson Funeral Home, McLeansboro, with the Revs. Bob Deitz and Gary Davenport officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery, near Dale. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at to the funeral home. Mr. Smith was born on January 8, 1938, in Pleasant Plains, Ark., the son of Jesse and Girtie (Hawkins) Smith. On June 1, 1982 in Mt. Vernon, he married Laura Smith. She survives. He was a truck driver for Hogan Transportation of St. Louis, Mo. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Michael Smith of the Davis Monhan Air Force Base, Arizona; four daugthers, Tabitha Smith, McLeansboro, Helen Pass, Rushville, Ind., Susan Smith, Crownpoint, Ind. and Tammy Travelstead of Benton; one brother, Jay Smith of Pleasant Plains, Ark. and one sister, Mrs. Genevia Sills of Schererville, Ind.; three grandchildren.

THELMA E. SMOTHERS
West City
Thelma E. Smothers, 82, of 1140 W. Webster, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in La Vergna, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Ron Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the Knight Cemetery, Buckner. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Smothers was born Sept. 21, 1917, in Buckner, the daughter of Willie and Flora (Smith) Overturf. She married Lloyd Lee Smothers and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Benton Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Lindell Smothers, La Vergne, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Staci Furgouhi, Ras Al Khama United Arab Emirates, Tim Smothers, Countryside, Missy Smothers, Smyrna, Tenn., SPC Joshua Smothers, Ft. Campbell, Ky.; five great-grandchilden; two brothers, Opal "Pete" Overturf, Baltimore, MD., Carl Overturf, Buckner; two sisters, Wanda Vleminckx, Bradford, Penn. and Ina Mae Heisner, Bisbee, Az. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Edwin and Donald Lee Smothers and three brothers, Kenneth, Loren, and Olen "Wimp" Overturf.

DAISY E. STALCUP
Christopher
Daisy E. Stalcup, 74, died at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at the Fair Acres Nursing Home in DuQuoin. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother George Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery in Buckner. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 10 a .m. Friday until the time of service. Mrs. Stalcup was born May 3, 1925, in Sesser, the daughter of Lloyd and Delcie Clancy Smith. She was raised by her aunt Flossie Smith. She married Joel Stalcup who died in 1971. Mrs. Stalcup was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christopher. Mrs. Stalcup is survived by her children, Caren Gowers, Buckner, Sharen Rowland, Mulkeytown and Roberta Urban, Christopher; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one brother Eugene Smith of Kewanee, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, Arnold Smith and one daughter, Marian Etheal Stalcup.

CARMILA STARETS
Barnegat, New Jersey
Carmila ( Adams) Starets died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999 at Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manihawkin, N.J., after a brief hospitalization. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home, Manihawkin, N.J., followed by Mass at St. Mary's Church, Barnegat, and burial at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle/ N.J. Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, N.J. Born in Christopher on Dec. 1, 1916, she was the daughter of Emory Adams and Margaret Yates Peet, "Mila" came to Wood-Ridge, New Jersey in 1940 and married Alfred R. Starets on June 27, 1943. Moving to Kinnelon, N. J. in 1958, Camille, as many friends called her, was active with her husband Al in school and community affairs. They were members of several local bowling teams connected with Al's employer, Amerace Corp. Camille was also a faithful employee of Gabriel Roberto for many years at Robert's Green Pond Manor. Camille and Al moved to Barnega,t, N.J. in 1978 and ardently enjoyed over 20 years of shared retirement happiness. Her husband, children, grand and great-grandchildren continued to be the central focus of her life in later years. She is survived by her husband Alfred, sons Virgil, Robert and Alfred Richard, Jr.; brother Robert O. Adams in Benton; niece Frances Hall Mulvihill; nephew Ralph Peet and more than two dozen grand and great-grandchildren. Her parents, sister, Hilda Peet Hall, brothers Ralph and Willie Peet and Emory Adams, Jr. preceded her in death. Her unflagging love and dedication as a wife, mother, grandparent and friend will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved her.

MILDRED STULL
Benton Sept. 11, 1999
Mildred Stull, 79, died at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Stull was born in Benton on July 8, 1920, the daughter of Henry and Cleo Wyant Lance. On March 16, 1936 she married Jesse Stull and he survives. Mrs. Stull was a member of the East Benton Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Jesse of Benton; two sons, William Stull and wife Sharon, Coral Springs, Fla. and Richard Stull and wife Edith, Winchester, Va.; one daughter Phyllis Karnes, West Frankfort; six grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; one brother Donald Lance, Sesser and three sisters, Delores Robertson, Dixon, Brenda Hayden, Dixon and Frankie of Aurora. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home with the Rev. Carroll Toler officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday to the funeral home.

EMMA SULLIVAN
West Frankfort
Emma Sullivan, 85, formerly of Thompsonville, died at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 1999. Services will be held Thursday, July 29, at 2 p.m. in the Sloan Funeral Home, Galatia, with Dr. James Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 until 8 Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Sullivan was born in Hamilton County on June 3, 1914, the daughter of Monroe and Dasie (Creemens) Lampley. She was married on Sept. 26, 1933 to Clifford Sullivan and her preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1989. She sold Avon for 25 years and was a member of the Caldwell Baptist Church in Benton. Suvivors include two daughters, Lois McFarland of Thompsonville and Linda Burton of West Frankfort; one brother, Raymond Lampley of Kankakee; eight grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; three sisters, Letha Shella, Ella Hapner, Elsie Lampley, one brother Ronald Lampley.

WARNER DEAN SUMMERS
Troy Grove
Warner Dean Summers, 64, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999. Services were held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Johnston Funeral Home, Whittington, with the Rev. Robert Dial officiating. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery in Ewing. Mr. Summers was born on Sept. 6, 1935 in Meeteetse, Wyoming, the son of Mathew and Geneva (Sadler) Summers. He was married on June 2, 1956 to Shirley (Hewlett) Summers. She survives. He was district manager for the Martin Oil company until his retirement. In addition to his wife Shirley, he is survived by two sons, Kenneth Summers of Thawville, Larry Dean Summers of Hinsdale; three daughters, Diana Lynn Summers of Berwyn, Gwendolyn Voss of Lombard, Paula Fay McDonald of Earlville; five grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Nicholas Summers, Valerie and David McDonald and Sheila Voss, all of northern Illinois; one brother, James Summers of Benton; one sister, Willa Hagen of Hot Springs, Ark.; several aunts.

TOMMY DEAN SWINGLE
Murphysboro
Tommy Dean Swingle, 54, of 300 North 7th St., died in Memorial Hospital, Carbondale on Saturday, July 24, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of service. Mr. Swingle was born on May 15, 1954, in Christopher, the son of James and Mary (Roberts) Swingle Sr. Survivors include several brothers and sisters, James and Phyllis Swingle of Benton; Dorothy and Skip Galey of Lafayette, Ind., Roberta Staley of Mt. Carmel; Alice Davis of Three Rivers, Texas; Bennie Swingle of Christopher; Gloria Bruce of Centralia, and Rose Baudison of Benton; 30 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one halfsister, Jackie Flowers.

FLOYD B. TAYLOR
Marion
Floyd B. Taylor, 73, died in his home at 9:05 p.m. on June 3, 1999. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, Marion, at 800 North Market St. The Rev. Max Samples will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Taylor was born in Benton on March 16, 1925, the son of Elmer and Edna (Jackson) Taylor. He was married on Oct. 2, 1948, to Virginia (Galloway) Taylor. She died Aug. 18, 1991. He served during World War II in the Army. He enjoyed and loved being with his family. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church, VFW Post #1301. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Ruth Ann Taylor of Marion; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Glen Wittnam of Marion, Mary Jo and Jerry Odum of Marion, Sheri Lynne and Brian Metzger of Marion; six grandsons, Joseph Bryant Taylor, , Matthew Ryan Wittnam, Mark Bryant Taylor, Joshua Taylor Odum, Hunter O'Neal Odum, all of Marion; a granddaughter, Amanda Rae Wittnam of Marion; two brothers, Richard Taylor, Decatur, Jimmy Taylor of Benton; three sisters, Dorothy Monterastelli of Ottawa, Phyllis McGlasson of Decatur, Ruth Ann Siliven of Decatur. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by is parents, wife, one brother, Harley Taylor and one sister, Milded Anthony. Memorials may be given to the Southern Illinois Hospice.

MARY M. TEMPORITI
Gilbertsville, Kentucky
Mary M. Temporiti, 90, a former Benton resident, died at 4:56 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999 in the Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 11 a..m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Father Donald Lenzini officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service to the funeral home. Mrs. Temporiti was born in Thurber, Texas on Aug. 10, 1909 to John and Louise (Dellomia) Reginato. She was married to Ceasar Temporiti, who died on Aug. 22, 1988. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton. She is survived by one son, Charles R. Temporiti and wife Sue of Gilbertsville, Ky.; one granddaughter, Barbara Temporiti of Calvert City, Ky.; one grandson, Mark Temporiti of Murray, Ky.; one great-granddaughter, Kimberly Reed and husband Kevin of Gilbertsville; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Blake Reed; one sister, Cecelia Anderson of Benton; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and two sisters.

CLYDE N. TENNISON
Benton
Clyde N. Tennison, 84, of 8658 State Highway 148, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Arrangements are pending at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home.

BARBARA THOMAS
Christopher
Barbara Thomas, 66, died Thursday morning Sept. 9, 1999, in her home in Christopher. Arrangements are pending at the Poulson Funeral Home, Benton.

LUCILLE E. THOMPSON
West Frankfort
Lucille E. Thompson, 81, of 305 W. Poplar St., died at her home at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, with the Rev. Bob Shook officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Thompson was born on July 6, 1918, in Buckner, the daughter of Omer B. and Ola (Flatt) Overturf. She was married to Phillip E. Thompson who survives. She was a housewife and of the Church of Christ faith. In addition to her husband, Phillip, she is survived by four daughters, Judy Curry of Buckner, Susan Shook of Norris City, Leitha Walker of Christopher, Peggy Page of Macomb; a special sister, Faye Buckner of Buckner; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

NINA E. THOMPSON
West Frankfort
Nina E. Thompson, 84, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 1999, in Belleville Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a..m. Friday, June 25, in the Johnston Funeral Home, Whittington, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery, Sesser. Friends may call from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Thompson was born on Feb. 16, 1915, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Van and Martha (Rightnowar) Beckham. She was married to Claude Thompson, who died Feb. 22, 1979. She was a retired nurse and served in World War II as an Army nurse. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Britt and husband Tim, Granite City, Darlene Davis and husband James of Garden Prairie ; a close friend, Charles Barnard of West Frankfort; three grandchildren; one sister, Nellie Clark of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters.

HARRY THRELKELD
Benton
Harry Threlkeld, 78, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 1999 as a result of an automobile accident. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 16, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Ellsworth officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Mr. Threlkeld was born in Benton, on Sept. 16, 1920, the son of Oscar and Beulah (Schram) Threlkeld. He married Wanda Epps on Dec. 14, 1940. She survives. He had worked in the CC Camps; as a farmer; a welder in the Evansville Ind. Shipyards; at Peyton's block plant, as a construction laborer, and as a custodian at Benton Grade schools. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, the Rend Lake Ramblers and Shawnee Sam's Camping club. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Threlkeld of Benton; daughter Rita Doty and husband Kenneth of Benton; a son, Richard Threlkeld and wife Marlene of Carbondale; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Callie Russell and husband Jerry of Benton and Nadine Neal of Decatur. He was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, Bert, Charles and Milford. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton or the Murdale Baptist Church in Carbondale.

HELEN HARTMAN TISDALE
Boise, Idaho
Helen Hartman Tisdale, 87, a former BAenton resident, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, in Boise, Idaho. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with Lyman Benns officiating.

VELMA I .(Jean) TOMS
Benton
Velma I. Toms, 63, of 407 Grand, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at the Centralia/Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Toms was born March 12, 1936, in Benton, the daughter of George Thorpe and Ada (Harrison) Thorpe. She married Lamont Toms on Sept. 14, 1956, and he survives. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Lamont Toms, Benton; a nephew, Leonard Wininger, Benton; a sister Elsie Broughton, Benton, and a brother, Bob Thorpe, Benton. She was preceded in death by her mother.

GLENDON C. TURNER
Christopher
Glendon C. Turner, 84, of 314 State St., died on Tuessday, June 29, 1999, in the Herrin Hospital. Services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. on July 1, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gene Fox officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery, Buckner. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday to the funeral home. Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Turner was born in Christopher on Nov. 15, 1914, the son of Edward and Nora (Griffith) Turner. He married Lorita M. (Bacon) Turner on Dec. 24, 1935. She survives. A retired coal miner, he last worked at Old Ben 21. He was a member of the UMWA, the Painters Union, Masonic Lodge 1016, Christopher. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Gwen Risch of St. Louis, and Jane Fiorenzi of Herrin; one son, Jim Turner of Christopher; five nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Hazel Coleman, Margaret Turner. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the 1st Christian Church of Herrin building fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

MICHAEL W. VAN ACKER Sesser
Michael W. "Mic" Van Acker, 51, formerly of Silvis and Little Rock, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 in Sesser. Services will be held Monday, at 11 a.m. in the Schroder Mortuary, 701 1st Ave., Silvis, Ill. Burial with Military honors by Viet Nam Veteran's of America Post #229 in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the mortuary. Memorials may be made to any of Shriner's Hospitals. Mr. Acker was born on June 8, 1948, in Moline, the son of Joseph and June Ralston Van Acker. He was married to the former Penny Trobaugh and later to Christi Bunker Hilton on May 5, 1984 in Byron. He was a journeyman electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 295 in Little Rock. He served in the Navy during the Viet Nam war. Survivors include hiw wife, daughters Sherryl Mooneyham of Clayton, NC, Catherine Hilton Blaylock and husband Terry of Harrison, Ark.; sons, Daniel Van Acker of Kave City, Ky. and James Hilton of Tybee Island, Ga.; grandchildren, Shelbie, Harley, Michael, Tiffany, Jamie and Robin; parents of Silvis; sister Marla Angelo of East Moline,; brother Kevin of Arkadelphia, Ark. and grandmother, Hazel Van Acker of Michigan.

MARY T. VANZANDT
Decatur
Mary T. Vanzandt, 88, formerly of Christopher, died on Friday, July 16, 1999 on the Decatur Memorial Hospital. There was a private graveside service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, in the Mulkeytown Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Slatte officiating. The Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Vanzandt was born in Wheatcroft, Ky. on June 18, 1911, the daughter of Mary Martin. She was married to Russell E. Vanzandt, who died April 27, 1988. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Christopher. She is suvived by one son, Ronald Vanzandt of Decatur. One sister and two brothers also preceded her in death.

FRANK VEATCH
Sadieville, Ky.
Frank Veatch, a former Sesser resident, died on Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Georgetown Hospital in Georgetown, Ky. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in the Christian Church in Sadieville. Arrangements are by the Tucker Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Margie (Winemiller) Veatch; one daughter, Judy Sinkhorn and husband Norman of Georgetown, Ky.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; one sister-in-law, Kathlene Kays of Benton. Mr. Veatch was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one great-granddaughter and one brother.

GENEVA ELLEN VETETO
Thompsonville
Geneva Ellen Veteto, 59, died Friday May 11, 1999, in the Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Monday, June 14, at 8 p.m. in the Poulson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Webb Pearce officiating. Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside sevices will be in the Pilcher Cemetery in Bownstown, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are by the Poulson Funeral Home. Mrs. Veteto was born on August 18, 1939, in Assumption, the daughter of Frank and Gladys (Starnes) Williams. She was married to George G. Veteto who survives in Thompsonville. She was a homemaker, collected angels and loved lisening to gospel music. She attended the Glory Bound Tabernacle in Freeman Spur. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, G. Gordon Veteto and wife Cheryl of Thompsonville, Gino G. Veteto and wife Robin of Benton; two daughters, Gail Swan and husband Karl of Zeigler, Gina Williams and husband Jack of Zeigler; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She lived to be with her grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Anna B. Whalen of Zepher Hills, Fla., Betty Leigh of Ramsey, Clara Thomas of Duncan, Ok., Martha Veteto of Latham. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, April D. Veteto, five brothers and five sisters.

HARRY W. WALKER
Ewing
Harry W. Walker, 83, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, in the St. Mary's/ Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center, Mt. Vernon. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington, with the Rev. Russell Monroe officiating. Burial was in Williams Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Walker was born on Oct. 14, 1915, in Detroit, Michigan. He was married on June 4, 1943 to Verla Walker. She died March 29, 1992. He was a member of the Machinist Union, worked at the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, Calif. from 1947 to 1981,and was a retired Civil Service employee. Mr. Walker was a member of the Ewing Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Helen Whittico of Detroit; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Bobby Gene Waller
Thompsonville
Bobby Gean Waller, 70, died at 7:47 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, in Franklin Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, Benton.

Samuel T. Webster
Prescott, Arizona.
Samuel T. Webster, 88, a resident of Prescott, Az. for 4 years, died at his home on Tuesday, July 13, 1999. Mr. Webster lived in Poway, Calif. from 1959 to 1995 where he was involved in real estate. He is a former resident of Benton, and owned Webster Wholesale on Railroad Street prior to 1959. He is survived by his wife Virginia, to whom he was married for 65 years; daughters, Marilyn Beckett of Jacksonville, Fla., and Carol Smith of Prescott; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandson. Services were held in Prescott on Thursday, July 15, and the body was sent to San Diego, Calif. for burial.

TRAVIS WADE WEST
Benton
Travis Wade West, 19, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 1999, at the Franklin Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with Pastor John Neace officiating. Burial will be in the in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Travis was born in Carbondale on Oct. 10, 1979, to Garry W. and Anne (Brantley) West. He was a member of the Faith Church of God in Benton, a 1998 graduate of BCHS and was currently attending Rend Lake College. Travis is survived by his father, Garry W. West of Benton; his mother, Anne Mason and husband John of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; paternal grandmother, Imogene West of Benton; maternal grandmother, Pamela James of Tuscumbia, Ala., maternal grandfather, Frederick Brantley of Huntsville, Ala.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and by many friends. (He was loved by all.) He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles West. We, Travis's parents, know our son has gone home to be with the Lord, and we look foward to the day when we can meet him again.

KENNETH D. WHALEY
Benton
Kenneth D. Whaley, 67, of 1306 N. Main St., died at 8:22 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 at the Franklin Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Carroll Toler officiating. Burial, with military rites by the Benton American Legion and V.F.W. Posts will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Whaley was born March 25, 1932 in Rend City, the son of Felix Elmer Whaley and Clara Lea (Oglesby) Whaley. He married the former Colleen Edna Mortimer on July 11, 1959. She survives. He was a retired road repairman with the Franklin County Highway Department. Previously he had worked as a meat cutter with Petroff Packing. After retirement, he worked as a personal assistant with Hunter Realty, Benton. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 280 and the V.F. W. Post 2671, both of Benton. Survivors include his wife, Coleen E. Whaley, Benton; two daughters, Lynnette Hunter and husband Fred, Benton, Sherry Sullivan, Michigan; six grandchildren, Jessica, Benjamin, and Aubrey Hunter, all of Benton, Mike David, and Adrienne Lund, all of Michigan; three brothers, Raymond Whaley, Sidell, Ill. Donald and Max Whaley, both of Benton; two sisters, Anna Mae Dillon, Benton, Shirley Winter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Howad, Charles, Duane Whaley, a half brother, Jim Dillingham and a sister, Grace Parkerson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home of the Illinois Baptist State Association, 949 County Road 1300 North, Carmi, 62821, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

MARY WHITE
Sesser
Mary White, 81, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, in Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, in Maple Hill Cemetery with Father Louis Koehr officiating. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. The Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home of Sesser is in charge of arrangements. PANSY BRYANT HAWORTH Benton Pansy Bryant Haworth, 89, of 501 West Reed in Benton, passed away at the Benton Healthcare Center on Monday, June 7, 1999. Pansy was a member of the North Benton Baptist Church. There was a close bond between Pansy and her two sisters, Hazel MacDonald of Benton and Opal Jones of Brocton, Ill. and now residing in Benton Healthcare Center. Also surviving is a devoted niece, Lois Jenkins; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lawrence Rodman and George Haworth, by her parents, Joe and Mary Ellen Bryant, a brother, John Bryant and a son, Bob Rodman. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetry in Benton with the Rev. Jim Endsley officiating. Those attending the service on Wednesday are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM L. "TOD" WHITE
Sesser
William L. "Tod" White, 86, of 906 S. Cockrum, died on Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Frankfort Care Center in West Frankfort. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Church of Christ in Sesser. Military service will be conducted by the Sesser VFW and American Legion. Burial will be in the Old Baptist Cemetery in Sesser. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. on Sunday until the time of service at the church. Mr. White was born on Sept. 24, 1912, in Sesser, the son of William Edward and Ozella West White. He married Judith Silkwood White who died on March 9, 1995. Mr. White was a retired carpenter. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Sesser. Mr. White is survived by his children Judy and Jim Laur, Sesser, Mima and Jim Giesey, Cleveland, Ohio, I. Maureen Williams, Omaha, Neb., Mary and David Smith, Carterville, William R. White, Mt. Vernon, Robert and Donna White, Sesser, Bradley and Cristy White, Aurora and Loyd and Karen, Sesser; sister Violet Harris, Sesser; several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four brothers and two sisters. Memorials may be made to the Old Baptist Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were arranged by the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser.

LULA ANN WHITCHURCH
Centralia
Lula Ann Whitchurch, 100, died at the Franklin County Skilled Care Benton, on Saturday, June 12, 1999. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Zion Hill Baptist Church, Centralia, with the Revs. Gene Auxier and Floyd Pyle officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery, Centralia. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday to the Garnier and Sons Funeral Home, Centralia. Memorials in her honor may be made to the Carmi Childrens Home, Zion Hill Cemetery, or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at the funeral home. Mrs. Whitchurch was born on Dec. 12, 1898, in Marion County, the daughter of Joseph J. and Dora Ann (Burge) King. She was the oldest member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, the church organist for many years, a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School secretary, and a 4-H Club Leader. Survivors include two sons, Jerrold Whitchurch and wife Pat, Centralia, David L. Whitchurch and wife Raydell, Troy; two daughters, Joan Hester and husband Wilfred "Cotton" of Collinsville; Shirley Martin, wife of the late Bob Martin of Benton; two stepgrandchildren; 7 step great-grandchildren, and special niece, Pauline Miller. She was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

BILL "BILLY BOB" WILKERSON
Benton
Bill (Billy Bob) Wilkerson, age 65, died a 4:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999 at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Tom Edwards officiating. Burial, with Military Rites by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts was in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Wilkerson was born in Franklin County on Feb. 24, 1934, the son of Orville and Letha (Fiveash) Wilkerson. On Dec. 2, 1950, in Benton, he married Joanne (Walker) Wilkerson. She survives. Bill was a former Business Agent for Roofers Local #255. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War serving from Oct. 1954 to Oct. 1956. He was a devoted husband, and a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Wilkerson of Benton; three sons, Gary Wilkerson and wife Betty of Eldorado; Larry Wilkerson and wife Carol of Rehoboth, Mass., Dennis Wilkerson of Benton; three daughters, Terry Toms and husband Larry of Benton, Joni Hampton of Benton, Tammy Adams and husband Bob of Benton; 12 grandchildren, Jamie Wilkerson and wife Cathy, Joseph Wilkerson, Jennifer Wilkerson, David Wilkerson, Clinton Walker Wilkerson, Stacey Tessone and husband Craig, Valerie Stark and husband William; Joey Toms, Brandy Wilkerson, Billie Jo Corn and husband Rick, Justin Wilkerson and Jenna Wilkerson; three great-grandchildren, Ricky Corn, Aaron Stark and Jordan Garbo; three brothers, Eugene Wilkerson and wife Shirley of West Frankfort, Charles Wilkerson and wife Evelyn (Poochie) of Washington, Ill., Jim Wilkerson and wife Deanne of Benton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Wilkerson was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Kathleen Sanders and one brother, Raymond Wilkerson.

TAYLOR WHITTINGTON Benton
Taylor Whittington, 91, of the Friendship Nursing Care, Herrin, died at 2 a.m. today, Nov. 29, 1999. Arrangements are pending at Poulson's Funeral Home, Benton.

VELMA B. WHITTINGTON
Benton
Velma B. Whittington, 99, died at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at her home in Benton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Oscar Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, to the funeral home. For those who wish Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene-Building Fund in Du Quoin. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Mrs. Whittington was born on Oct. 18, 1900, in Ina, the daughter of Clement Lee and Mary (Taylor) Cockrum. On Oct. 18, 1919, she married Arthur B. Whittington. He died Feb. 4, 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Du Quoin. Survivors include three sons, John Whittington and wife Earlene of Mulkeytown, Noel Whittington and wife Irene of Whittington, Jerry Whittington and wife Rosalie of Tamaroa; three daughters, Mary Lou Bradley of Benton, Ila Gibbons of Winthrop Harbor, Roberta Channell of Winthrop Harbor; two daughters-in-law, Lorene Whittington of Holiday Island, Ark., Diane Whittington of Elkville; one son-in-law, William Hill of Whittington; one sister, Vangia Woodard and husband Carroll of Ewing; 31 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Whittington was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Kenneth and Charles Whittington; one daughter, Mildred Hill and by one brother, Franklin Cockrum.

MARY ELLEN (TODD) WILLIAMS
West Frankfort
Mary Ellen (Todd) Williams, 42, of 402 E. 8th St., died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in her home in West Frankfort. Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, at 1 p.m. in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, with Father Brian Barker officiating. Burial was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in West Frankfort. Mrs. Williams was born May 15, 1957 in Benton, the daughter of Charlie and Joyce (Filkins) Todd. She was graduated from St. John's School in 1973. Survivors include a son, David Williams, at home; two daughers, Kristina Williams at home, Rachel and husband Joseph Glidewell of Royalton; her parents, Charlie and Joyce Todd of West Frankfort; two brothers, Bill Todd and son Jeremy of Johnston City, Les Todd and family of Urbana; several aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

JOSEPH R. WILLIS Thompsonville
Joseph R. Willis, 67, of 6423 Bolen Store Rd., died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton with the Rev. Eddie Paul Davie and Bro. Paul Austin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetary, Benton. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Willis was born Aug. 15, 1932 in Franklin County, the son of William Thomas and Alice (Parks) Willis. He married the former Christine Polzin on Jan. 9, 1982 and she survives. He was a retired truck driver. He was an owner and operator of a quarter horse ranch. He was a member of the A.Q.H.A. and N.B.H.A. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife, Christine Willis, Thompsonville, a daughter, Becky Sofolo and husband Phil, Mt. Morris, IL.; a son, Rodney Wayne Willis, on active duty in the U.S. Navy, Virginia Beach, VA.; one granddaughter, Danyelle Sofolo, two grandsons, Rodney Wayne Wilis, Jr. and Charles Joseph Willis; one sister, Frieda Proctor, Spring Hill, FL., several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, twenty-eight brothers and sisters, one son, Joseph Roy Willis, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all our relatives and friends who have helped us during the illness and death of our loved one.

EDWARD LEON WILSON
Thompsonville
Edward Leon Wilson, 79, died at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in the Franklin Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, in the Parrish Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Don King officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. Friends may call to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mr. Wilson was born in Franklin County, on Nov. 28, 1919, the son of Charles Edward and Ella (Duncan) Wilson. He was married on April 23, 1938, in Morganfield, Ky., to Fay Marie (Dillon) Wilson. She preceded him in death. He was a mechanic for several area auto dealerships and also served as shop foreman. He was a member of the Parrish Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School superintendent for many years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Marvin Wilson and wife Carol, John Wilson and wife, Terri, all of Thompsonville; one daughter, Lela Hengert of Atlanta, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Lee Ann Nelson, Michael Wilson, Scott Hengert, Stacey Russell, Jamie Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Jessica Wilson, Jonathon Wilson; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Lela Rose of Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Fay M. Wilson who died Sept. 6, 1988; one brother and three sisters. Memorials may be made to the Parrish Missionary Baptist Church.

VIOLET WILSON
South Roxana Texas
Violet Wilson, 83, a former Franklin County resident, died at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 199, at her home after a lengthy illness. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 19, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. R.E. George officiating. Burial was in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Mrs. Wilson was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Franklin County, to Ernie and Ola Roberson. She married Warren Wilson on Sept. 2, 1944 in Morganfield, Ky. He survives. In addition to her husband, Warren, of South Roxana, she is survived one son, Richard Wilson and wife Debbie of Royse City, Texas; three grandchildren, Richard, Tiffany and Jason Wilson, all of Royse City. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

MARLEA GRACE WIMBERLY
Valier
Marlea Grace Wimberly, 76, died Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. July 14, 1999, in the Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Rev. Harl Ray Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Wimberly was born on April 6, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Lester and Elvie Octavia (Blake) Lehman. She was married to Lloyd Wimberly. He preceded her in death. She was a housewife and of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include three sons, Charles and wife, Anna Montgomery, Valier, Wayne and wife, Joyce Montgomery, Sesser, Jerry and wife, Brenda Montgomery, Mulkeytown; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, William Lehman of California; one sister, Eva Mae Cockrum, South Chicago Heights; several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband and one daughter, preceded her in death.

BERNNIE MAE WINEMAN
Benton
Bernnie Mae Wineman, 87, died at 8:35 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 1999, at the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. on Friday to the funeral home. Mrs. Wineman was born in Flint, Michigan on Oct. 9, 1911. She is survived by a close friend, Kim Followell and husband Dennis of Benton, and their children, Matthew and Allyson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Troy Wineman, and by two sons.

DAVID JEFFERSON WINGO
Bonnie
David Jefferson Wingo, born on Aug. 12, 1999, died three hours after his birth at the Carbondale Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Jeffery Dale and Melissa Ellen (Sweetin) Wingo. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Shannon Bopp officiating. There was no visitation. Burial was in the Kirk Cemetery in Bonnie. The Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon was in charge of arrangements. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Dala and Breanna Wingo, both of Bonnie; grandparents Dale and Kathy Wingo of Sesser, Megon Sweetin and Ray Sackman of Marion David was preceded in death by one grandparent, Jack Sweetin.

LAIRD DEXTER WISELY
Mt. Vernon
Laird Dexter Wisely, 48, formerly of Benton, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a brief illness. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Alan Rhein and Dr. Daniel Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. The Newell Funeral Home of Mt. Venon is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Wisely was born on Jan. 25, 1951, in Herrin to Carl Delbert and Dorothy Dean (Williams) Wisely. He married Cathy Norris on July 8, 1982. She survives. Laird was the founder of Physical Rehab Works and the regional vice president of HealthCare Innovations, and was on the board at HealthCare Innovations. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. He was a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and sat on various physical therapy advisory boards. He served as clinical director for several physical therapists and physical therapist assistants schools. In addition to his wife Cathy, he is survived by four daughters, Nikki Wisely of Chicago, Bria Wisely of Mt. Vernon, Mallorie and Brittany Wisely, both at home; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Allan and Jean Anne Wisely of Centralia and David and Penny Wisely of Benton; a sister, Carla Minier of Benton; his in-laws, Jim and Marge Norris of Newburgh, Ind.; and seven nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

THELMA "PARKS" WOODY
West Frankfort
Thelma "Parks" Woody, 80, died at 3:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at the Westside Care Center in West Frankfort. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 at the the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Summers officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Marion. Friends may call to the funeral home after 6 p.m. on Thursday. Mrs. Woody was born on Sept. 10, 1919, in Pittsburg, Ill., the daughter of Herman and Ruth Jones Parks. She married Russel G. Woody in 1937. Mrs. Woody was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Carlos and Peggy Woody, Benton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlos and the Rev. Charles Bowers and Vickie Wiehn and husband Brad, all of West Frankfort; seven grandchildren, Gary and wife Cay Bowers, Benton, Dennis and wife Melissa Bowers, Shirley and husband David Russell, Trevor Woody, Junior Sanders and Katie Caldwell, all of West Frankfort, Dana and husband Johnny Bob Moore, Johnston City, and three step-grandchildren, Stacie Parks, Shawn Parks and Matt Lee all of Centralia and 11 great-grandchildren and one brother Jesse Parks of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russel who died in 1998 and one brother.

GERRY SHRIVER Mt. Vernon
Geraldine Travelstead "Gerry" Shriver, 54, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Revs. Charles Issler and Marty Shadowen officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held at the Hughey Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Friday Nov. 26. Gerry Shriver was born on March 21, 1945 in Kankakee IL., the daughter of Leon Travelstead and Gladys Fowler Moore Travelstead. She married Stanley Page. She was the manager of the Big R Service Station on South 10th Street in Mt. Vernon for many years. She was of the Baptict faith and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Eagles Auxiliary Lodge No. 2791 and the VFW Post 1376 Auxiliary. Survivors include Debbie Page and fiance Bill McCune, Kelly and Gary Carroll, Tammy and Lloyd Hall and Margaret Bodine and friend Mike Solomon, all of Mt. Vernon; nine grandchildren, Jamie Pepple and fiance Deric Tittle, Jonathan Wheeler, Thomas Roate, Michael Bodine, Nichole Carroll, LeAnna Hall, Tiffany Carroll and Kaitlyn Bodine and Tabitha Hall, all of Mt. Vernon; one brother Edwin Travelstead and wife Aloha, of Buckingham, IL. One sister, Janet Shadowen and husband Rev. Marty Shadowen, of Benton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Carl Foster, and two sisters, Velma Bellee and Carroll Travelstead; two brothers, Ronnie Travelstead and David Travelstead.

DONNIE EUGENE ZIMMERMAN Sesser
Donnie Eugene Zimmerman, 43, of Sesser, departed this life at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at his parents home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 10, 1956 at Chicago Heights, Illinois to Donnie Lee and Darline (Spann) Zimmerman. Donnie attended school in Crete, Illinois. He worked at Thrall Car Mfg. in Chicago Heights, and was a miner at Old Ben #24. He is survived by two sons, Jeremy Lemons of Sesser and Daman Lee Woolridge Sink of Christopher; his parents, Donnie and Darline of Sesser; three sisters, Donetta Jo and Michail Gould of Energy and Anita Kay and Roger Craig of Sesser and Donna Sue and Darren Portell of Maryville. Also three special nieces and one nephew, Jessica and Rachael Craig, McKenna Kate Portell, Micheal Cole Gould; his grandmothers Juanitta Spann of Sesser; and a special friend Carla Minier of Benton. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Opal Spann and Donald Earl Zimmerman. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, the 27th of November, at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. till time of service. Upon request of the deceased, the body will be cremated.

DOROTHY L. ZWENGEL
Benton
Dorothy L. Zwengel, 79, a former Benton resident, died at the Jeffersonian Care Center, Mt. Vernon, on Monday, July 26, 1999. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, in the Poulson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Loyd Lasley officiating. Burial will be in the Baxter Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Zwengel was born on Jan. 12, 1920, in Benton, the daughter of Thomas E. and Bessie P. (Wright) Bailey. She was married to Adolph Zwengel who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the South Benton Baptist Church and Rebecca Lodge #238. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one infant son, Rodney Keith and one sister, Virginia Bailey.

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