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William Darrel Piper
William Darrel Piper, 74, of Sesser, and formerly of Raleigh Road, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998 in St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.
He was born on April 11, 1924, in Sesser to the late Orval and Wanda (Gulley) Piper. He was formerly married to Mary (Phillips) Piper Loerch.
Mr. Piper was an electrical engineer and a World War II Army veteran.
He was a member of the Sesser American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts and was affiliated with the Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Jon Piper of Litchfield, Daniel Piper of Granite City, and David Piper of Nashville; two daughters, Dianne (Piper) Rybak of Dixon, and Donna (Piper) Wallace of Belleville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Iris LeVault of Sesser; a dear friend, Ikey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister.
Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sesser. The Rev. Jack Wolfe and the Rev. Floyd Blackard will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.
The body will be take to the church to lie in state from noon until service time.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser.

Clyde Bean Peoples
Mrs. Clyde Bean Peoples, 83, of Golconda and formerly of Cunningham, Ky., died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 1998 in Hardin County Hospital in Rosiclare.
She was married in 1934, to James A. Peoples. He preceded her in death in 1975.
Mrs. People was born on Dec. 16, 1914, in Blandville, Ky., to the late Harry M. and Williana (Johnson) Bean.
She attended the United Methodist Church in Golconda and was a member of the Corinth United Methodist Church in Cunningham, Ky.
Surviving are two daughters, Louise Burkhart of Golconda and Jeanne Fuggiti of Marion; a son, Steven Peoples, Lone Oak, Ky.; four brothers, Glen Bean of Bardwell, Ky., Thomas Bean of Sault St. Marie, Mich., Ben R. Bean of Washington, Ind., and Jack Bean of Paducah, Ky.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Cunningham Cemetery in Cunningham, Ky. The Rev. Larry Schultz will officiate.
Friends may call at the Aly Funeral Home in Golconda from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hazel Alexander
Graveside services for Mrs. Hazel Alexander, 92, of Muncie, Ind., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
There will be no visitation at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg.
Mrs. Alexander, widow of Carl Alexander, and former Harrisburg resident, died Wednesday at the Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
She is survived by a daughter, Sue Alexander of Muncie. She was also preceded in death by her son George Alexander in 1982.

The Rev. J. R. Berry
The Rev. J. R. Berry, 85, of 1209 Fourth St., Eldorado, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at his home.
He was born on June 4, 1913, in Georgetown to the late William and Elizabeth (Gray) Berry.
He was a minister of the Church of God denomination, answering the call to the ministry at the age of 17. He pastored 57 years, but still remained active in different lay ministries until the past year when his health failed him.
His first wife of 49 years, the former Dorothy Evans, preceded him in death. He remarried in 1994, to the former Wanda Martin. She survives.
Surviving from his first marriage are daughter, Lenora Baugus and her husband, the Rev. Randall Baugus, of Trenton, Ohio, and her daughter, Andra Watson and her husband, the Rev. Brett Watson, and their newborn son, Caleb Andrew Watson of Atlanta, Ga.; her son, James Leon and wife, Annette Baugus and their children, Nathaniel and Tiffany of Trenton; her son, Kevin Baugus at home; Rev. Berry's son, James Leon Berry and his wife, Teresa, and their children, Joseph, Jennifer, DeAnn and Ashley, all at home in Tonapah, Nev., and Leon's daughters Kimberly, Julie and Winter of St. Joseph, Mo.
Two step-daughters, Mary Newton of McLeansboro and Judy Moore of Eldorado, and their families also survive. Mary's family includes her husband Dewayne; her daughter, Terry Hartwell, her husband Bill, and their children Taylor, Christian and Audrey of St. Louis, Mo.; and her other daughter, Chris Naas, her husband Larry, and their children Caleb and Mercy of Galatia, and Shawna and her husband, Heath Rigsby and their children, Lex and Cammie Brown, of Eldorado.
Judy's family includes her daughters Shelly Moore of Eldorado, Robbie Spurlock of Harrisburg, and grandchildren Whitney and Hannah Spurlock of Eldorado.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at the Eldorado Church of God, where visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Randy Baugus and the Rev. Ron Hatcher will officiate. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery at Eldorado.

Camilla A. Fogle Mahin
Mrs. Camilla A. Fogle Mahin, 81, of 900 E. Corporation St., Bridgeport, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1998, at the Lawrence Community Healthcare Center.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1917, in Cuzco, Ind., to the late John Bledsoe and Bertha Pinnick.
She was preceded her death by her first husband,
Floyd Fogle, and her second husband, Lloyd Mahin.
She retired as a nurses aid at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Brookport.
Surviving are two sons, Levi Fogle of Harrisburg and Charles Fogle of Pensacola, Fla.; a stepson, Fred Mahin of Lawrenceville; four sister, Mary Kasinger of St. Francisville, Doris Jones of Mount Carmel, Ruth Pemberton of Albion and Alma Pinnick of Bridgeport; two brothers, John Bledsoe of St. Francisville and Jim Bledsoe of Mount Carmel; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, and a grandson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Jesse Tewell will officiate and burial will be in Crest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Doreen Theresa Whitler
Mrs. Doreen Theresa Whitler, 57, wife of Jerry Whitler, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 at her home at 705 Dewey St., Eldorado.
She and her husband owned and operated the Cottage Flower Shop in Eldorado for 25 years. They were married on Feb. 25, 1963 in Las Vegas, Nev.
She was born on Nov. 21, 1941, in Bismark, N.D. to Lester G. and Pauline (Wilmers) Schonert of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Mrs. Whitler attended the Eldorado First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the F.T.D. District 5 H, American Legion Auxiliary and the Saline County Ladies Golf Association.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Mike Craig and Jan and Greg Thaxton, of Eldorado; a brother, Kenneth G. and wife, Doris Schonert of Saugas, Calif.; three grandchildren, Lynsey Jo Theresa Thaxton and Jayse Thaxton and Aaron Craig; her mother-in-law, Delsie Whitler of Eldorado; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Fr. Don Abell and the Rev. Brad Brault will officiate. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado.

Hazel Wilson
Mrs. Hazel Wilson, formerly of Eldorado, died on Jan. 31, 1999 in Vancouver, Wash.
She married Harold Wilson in 1926. He taught agriculture in Eldorado High School from 1937 to 1944. They eventually settled in Danville, Ind., where they lived until her husband died. Mrs. Wilson was born on Nov. 10, 1901, in Urbana, to James and Anna Everman.
In 1993, she moved to Vancouver to live with her son. She has always enjoyed reading, playing the piano and her church activities. She had a wonderful sense of humor to go along with her beautiful Christian spirit.
She is survived by three sons, Maury Wilson of Vancouver, Wa., Jim Wilson of Missoula, Mont. and Lanny Wilson of West Lafayette, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 at Baker Funeral Home in Danville.

Russell Warren
Russell Warren, 72, formerly of Rosiclare, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at his home in Ava. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Regina) Cowsert of Golconda and Mrs. Mike (Sharon) Robinson of Elizabethtown; five sons and daughters-in-law, James R. and Dora Warren of Rosiclare, Ronnie and Geneva Warren of Golconda, Larry and Elizabeth Warren of Elizabethtown, Gary and Rita Warren of Cave-in-Rock and Ricky and Anna Warren of Golconda; a sister, Berry Erb of Marissa; four brothers and three sisters-in-law J.T. and Marianne Warren of Boston, Mass., Ralph Warren of Cave-in-Rock, Alfred and Jan Warren of Harrisonville, Mo., and Jerry and Lois Warren of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Grace (Carman) Warren.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hosick Funeral Home in Rosiclare. There will be no service.

Mildred L. Neidige
Mrs. Mildred L. Neidige, 78, of 302 NW 11th St., Washington, Ind. died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at her home.
She married Charles J. Neidige in September, 1952. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1996. She was born on May 11, 1920, in Shelbyville, Ind. to the late Clarence and Laura Joyce.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Russell of Sanford, Fla.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Figg of Carrier Mills and Jack Ashcraft of Mesa, Ariz.; and a sister, Irene Neidige of Washington, Ind. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ed L. Lee Mortuary in Washington, Ind., where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and before the funeral hour on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery

Guy King Patterson
Guy King Patterson, 76, of 250 S. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 at the Manor Care Center of Boca Raton.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1922, in Harrisburg to the late Guy Thomas and Olive (King) Patterson. He was senior vice-president of Cigna Insurance.
On May 5, 1944, he married the former Dorothy W. Wheatly. She survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Clark (Joan) Moore of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Lawn Cemetery at Harrisburg. Dr. Roger Lyons will officiate.
Visitation after 11 a.m. Thursday until service time at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

Lavenia (Jolly) Waite
Mrs. Lavenia (Jolly) Waite, 90, of 514 N. Main St., Harrisburg, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 at 8:55 p.m. at her residence.
She was married to Leslie F. Waite on April 20, 1931. He survives. Also surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Farrel and Wanda Waite, and Dale Waite, all of Harrisburg, Jay and wife, Judy Waite of Carrolton, Texas; three sisters, Pauline Hazelett of Ainsworth, Iowa, Marjorie Veeke of Texas, and Edith Casella of Chicago; eight grandchildren, Steven Waite of Long Island, N.Y., Marilyn (Waite) Tomkow of Harrisburg, Glynda (Waite) Fulbright of Lakeland, Fla., Ryan Waite of Waterloo, Kim (Waite) Camp of Snellville, Ga., Jae Lynn Waite, Dallas, Texas, Traci (Waite) Adams of Galatia, and Bryan Waite, USMC, Camp Lejuene, N.C.; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death a son, Jerry Lee Waite in 1949, three brothers, Leewell Jolly, Francis Jolly, and Benny Jolly, and two sisters, Emily and Geneva.
She was born on Aug. 3, 1908, in Olney, to the late Lee and Effie (Starnec ker) Jolly.
She was a member of the Harrisburg First Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. until service time. The Rev. Mike Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Raleigh Masonic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the V.N.A. Hospice.

Donna Stacy
Mrs. Donna Stacy, 62, wife of Charles Stacy, of Shawneetown, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
She was born in Shawneetown to the late Robert Caldwell and to Dorothy (Fuller) Frields of Shawneetown.
She was a member of the Shawneetown First Presbyterian Church.
She was married on April 23, 1961, to Charles Stacy. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and James Krikie of Shawneetown; her mother, Dorothy Frields of Shawneetown; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Carroll and Robbie Crane and Betty Jo and Jim Head, both of Shawneetown and Sue and Jerry Wenzel of Junction; and a granddaughter, Dakota Krikie.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hogan Cemetery in Shawneetown. The Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate. There will be no visitation at Vickery Funeral Home in Shawneetown. Those attending should go directly to the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Shawneetown.

Beverly Lynn Edwards
Mrs. Beverly Lynn Edwards, 50, of Rural, Elizabethtown, wife of Wayne Edwards, died at 5 a.m. Monday, March 1, 1999 at her home.
She was a member of Keeling Hill Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Phillip of Hickstown and Hardy of Harrisburg; daughters, Wednesday and Angela; stepdaughters, Shealean, Waynette and Elizabeth; three brothers, James Robertson of California, Larry Robertson of Anna, and David Robertson of Cave-in-Rock; a sister, Mary Ann Daley of Springfield; and 17 grandchilden.
Her parents, Ira Vest and Ruby Robertson, a sister, Betty Robertson, and a brother, Tommy Robertson, preceded her in death.
Sevices will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 1999 at Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare. The Rev. Gary Hardesty will officiate and burial will be in Peters Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Golden Circle Building Fund in Elizabethtown.

Brenda Joyce (McClary) Gillis Mrs. Brenda Joyce (McClary) Gillis, 55, wife of Jack Gillis, died on Oct. 23, 1998 at her home in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She was a former Eldorado resident.
She was born on Dec. 16, 1942, in Kincaid, to the late Junius R. McClary and to Veva (Fitzsimmons) McClary. She married Mr. Gillis on Aug. 28, 1961, in Eldorado.
In addition to the husband and mother, Veva McClary of Columbia, she is survived by a son, Kirk Gillis of Mount Pleasant; and two brothers, Ray McClary of Nashville and David McClary of Anna.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18, 1998 at the Weir Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant. Burial was in the Forest Cemetery.

Madge Bernice Dooley
Mrs. Madge Bernice Dooley, 68, died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at her residence, 823 W. O'Gara St., Harrisburg.
She married Albert "Bud" Dooley on Feb. 14, 1947. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1975.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1930 in Stonefort, to the late Amol and Bernice (Betts) Carlson.
She was a member of the Spillertown General Baptist Church and was active in Girl Scouts of America Shagbark Council for 15 years.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Lee and Sandy Dooley of Rock Springs, Wyo.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Ruth Hall of Muddy and Lisa and David Landis of Harrisburg; a grandson, Adam Thomas Dooley of Rock Springs; two granddaughters, Brandy Michelle Dooley of Rock Springs, and Mrs. Shawn (Brooklyn) Sivels of Eldorado; two great-grandchildren, Mercedes Ann Dooley and Austin Sivels.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Samuel Taylor, and a sister, Agnes Farley Hicks.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Edward "Shorty" Alsip will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Garden Cemetery in Harrisburg.

Lois Graves
Mrs. Lois Graves, 88, of 22550 Shain Cemetery Rd., Norris City, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at Eldorado Care Center.
On Sept. 6, 1934, she married Jess Graves. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1975.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1910 in Inman, to the late Otis and Lucy (Burch) Bryant.
Mrs. Graves was a member of the Omaha Nazarene Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Deloris) Zoph of Norris City; a son, Frank Graves of Omaha; a sister, Virginia Hudgins of Eldorado; two grandchildren, Frank Graves Jr. of Omaha and Terry Zoph of Eldorado.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Omaha, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Joe Patton will officiate and burial will be in Shain Cemetery at Norris City.
 

John Marvin White
John Marvin White, 85, of 1101 Moore St., Eldorado, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 1999 at Eldorado Care Center.
He was born on May 11, 1913, in Lawton, Okla. to the late J.P. and Mary Ann (Edgmond) White.
He retired as an oil well pumper.
Surviving are two sons, John Paul White of Ashtabula, Ohio and Marion White of Eldorado; two daughters, Betty Morris of Eldorado and Carolyn Young of Millington, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by grandchild, three brothers and six sisters.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado, where friends may call from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Douglass Cemetery near Eldorado.
Rodney Smock
A graveside memorial service for Rodney Smock, 83, of Tucson, Ariz., will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999 at Fluorine Cemetery at Rosiclare. The Rev. Vernon Shaw Jr. will officiate.
Mr. Smock, a former resident of Rosiclare, died April 4, 1999 in the Tucson General Hospital.
He was a retired miner.
Surviving are two sisters, Mayme Wallace and Myrtle Moore; and a niece, Carlene Shockley, all of Rosiclare.

Ronald F. Meyer
Ronald F. Meyer, 73, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 7 a.m. in Las Vegas.
He was born Feb. 12, 1926, in New York City, to the late Albert and Ouida (Ruben) Meyer.
He retired as a space engineer and was a World War II Air Force veteran.
Surviving are a daughter, Onzalee Fanning of Glen Rock, N.J.; a son, Dan Muenstermann of Las Vegas; a cousin, Dorothy Leibowitz of Longboat Key, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Michael Callaghan, Kevin Fanning and Lindsay Fanning, all of Glen Rock.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999 at Cottage Grove Cemetery at Equality.
Vickery Funeral Chapel of Equality is in charge of the arrangements.

Ira Crowe
Ira Crowe, 84, former resident of Cave-in-Rock, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 in the Rosiclare Health Care.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Hosick Funeral Home in Rosiclare.


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