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Everett Burnett Brantley
Everett Burnett Brantley, 77, died at his home, 1419 S. Washington St., Harrisburg, at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999.
He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Harrisburg to the late Ranzy and Ethel (Durfee) Brantley.
Mr. Brantley retired from Will Scarlett Coal Mine and was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Harrisburg Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites, United Mine Workers of America, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign wars.
Surviving are his wife, Imogene (Lane) Brantley; a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Janice Brantley of Harrisburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Darrell Cavender and Matilda and Jack Grisham, all of Harrisburg; and six grandchildren, Todd Cavender, Angela Brantley, Kristy Beers, Amy Buchanan, Diana Hadley and Kit Brantley; and a sister, Lela Hurd of Florida.
He was preceded in death by one son, Arthur Brantley, and a brother, Orval Brantley.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg, where friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Masonic rites will be at 6 p.m. The Rev. James Guynn will officiate. Burial will be in Pierson Hill Cemetery.
 

Delmond W. Weir
Delmond W. Weir, 68, of Galatia, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
He was born July 21, 1931 in the Hamburg community to the late Cressy and Arda Mae (Tucker) Weir.
Mr. Weir was an engineer at McDonald-Douglas as an Aircraft Designer in St. Louis and a World War II Army veteran. He was also a former industrial arts teacher in local schools.
He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a member of Long Branch Baptist Church. Survivors include an aunt, Madge Tate and a cousin, Donna Russell, both of Galatia.
The body has been cremated. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Durham Cemetery in Hamburg. Dr. James Baldwin will officiate.
There will be no visitation at Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Durham Cemetery.
 

Thelma Lorene Gass
Mrs. Thelma Lorene Gass, 85, of Eldorado, died at 1:52 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 at the home of her daughter, Mary Beth Fetcho in Eldorado.
She was born July 2, 1914, in Eldorado to the late Thomas Alvin and Mary Alice (Nelson) Neal.
Mrs. Gass was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Franklin Gass in 1981.
She was retired as a dietary worker from the A.L. Bowen Children's Center in Harrisburg. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Eldorado.
Surviving are her daughter, Mary Beth Fetcho of Eldorado; a son, Earl Eugene and his wife, Gwendolyn Gass of Lake Station, Ind.; a brother, John William and wife, Betty Neal; a sister, Mary Jean and her husband, Millard Rice, all of Eldorado; five grandchildren, Randy Lee Fetcho of Los Angeles, Calif., Jeff and wife, Lisa Fetcho, of Eldorado, David and wife, Jennifer Gass of Alexandria, Va.; Ron and wife, Becky Gass of Lake Station, Debbie and her husband, Dave Draper of Peru; and great-grandchildren, Justin and Jara Fetcho of Eldorado, Amberjune Airel Crisma and Ronnie Gass of Lake Station, Michael Gass of Alexandria, and Chance Draper of Peru; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Ella Rose Neal, Helen Louise Genet, Ruby Fern Tapley, Raymond Alvin and Thomas James Neal.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado, where friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Bryan Morrow will officiate and burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery at Eldorado.
 

Madeline Cotter Koelling
Mrs. Madeline Cotter Koelling, 79, of Anna, died at 1:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 at the Union County Hospital in Anna.
She was born Oct. 1, 1920, at Galatia daughter of the late William Oscar and Mary Melvina (Flannigan) Cotter.
On May 18, 1946, she married Adolph Koelling at Anna. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1996.
Mrs. Koelling is survived by two daughters, Joan Dallas of Jonesboro, Jean and her husband, Robert Wise of Marion; a sister-in-law, Mabel Cotter of Galatia; six grandchildren, Jill and Paul Wise, Kelly, Bryan, Patrick and Joel Dallas; a great-granddaughter, Katelynn Wise; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son-in-law, Ron Dallas, a granddaughter, Kerry Jean Dallas; two sisters, Ruth Williams and Ruby Melvina Cotter; and two brothers, Lloyd Cotter and a brother, in infancy.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Anna, a member of the Ladies Guild of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Veterans of Foreign War Ladies Auxiliary of Carroll P. Foster Post 3455, and was retired from Florsheim Shoe Co., in Anna.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at the Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Pastor Paul Weber will officiate. Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Anna.
 

Gary Morse
Services for Gary Morse, 53, of Stonefort, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday. Burial will be in Reids Chapel Cemetery near Stonefort.
Mr. Morse died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 at his residence.
 

Billy W. Tucker
Services for Billy W. Tucker, 86, of Harrisburg, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown, where friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery at Shawneetown.
Mr. Tucker died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 at the Carrier Mills Nursing Home.
 

Flossie M. Acord
Services for Mrs. Flossie M. Acord, 73, of New Haven, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at Cox and Son Funeral Home Chapel in New Haven, where friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Tommy Flewellen will officiate and burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery in New Haven.
Mrs. Acord, wife of Clyde Acord, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
 

Crystal (Dietz) Richmond
Services for Mrs. Crystal (Dietz) Richmond, 32, of Fairbury, formerly of Ridgway, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway. Fr. Mark Stec will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery at Equality.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cox and Son Funeral Home in Ridgway, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m.
Mrs. Richmond, wife of Thomas Richmond, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 as a result of an automobile accident.

Myrtle E. Carsten
Myrtle E. Carsten, 78, of Dale died 6:35 p.m. Wdnesday, March 1, 2000, at her home.
She was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Macedonia to the late Oscar and Martha (Summers) Hutchcraft. She was a homemaker and a member of First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro.
She married James E. Carsten April 27, 1962, at Eatontown, N.J. He survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Nancy Pietz and husband, Fido of Clovis, Calif., Joan Johnson and husband Bobby, of Fresno, Calif., Sandra Allen of Benton, and Brenda Biggerstaff and husband Dale of McLeansboro; two sons, Lindell Launius and wife Margaret of Herrin and Dennis Allen of Downers Grove; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Jean Stoll of West Frankfort, Lillie Bennet of Louisiana and Letha Sanford of Forest Park.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro. Rev. Ken Cook will officiate. Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Burial will be at Hickory Hill Cemetery near Broughton.
 

Lois Evelyn Pankey
Lois Evelyn Pankey, 92, of Carrier Mills died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Harrisburg Care Center.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills with the Rev. Larry Shea officiating. There will be no visitation and all family and friends should go directly to the cemetery. Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills is in charge of arrangements.
 

Dale H. Sullivan
Dale H. Sullivan, 80, of 16 Cherry Tree Place, Harrisburg died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 4, 1919, to Dock Harlen and Clara Dale (Fivash) Sullivan. He married Mary Lou Dempsey, who preceded him death Feb. 14, 1987. He then married Mary Louise Bradley, who preceded him death Nov. 24, 1990. He married Carla Cape of Harrisburg, who survives.
Mr. Sullivan was the retired president of First State Bank of Eldorado and owner and operator of Sullivan Loan Company. He was also an elder and former financial secretary and treasurer of the Harrisburg First Presbyterian Church. He was a former president of the Eldorado Rotary Club, the original founder of the Harrisburg Santa Claus Fund and active in the Salvation Army.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Sara Wettaw of Cornelius, N.C., Mrs. Jim (Patty) Carlson and Mrs. Richard (Lynn) Harper, all of Harrisburg; one brother, F.M. "Pat" Sullivan of Harrisburg; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one stepson, Grant Cape of Harrisburg; two stepdaughters, Connie Brown of Harrisburg, Chris Cape of Sanders, Ariz.; and several stepgranchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Harrisburg First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. James Baldwin officiating and the Rev. Dr. Roger Lyons assisting. Burial is in Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Harrisburg First Presbyterian Church building fund.
 

Richard Jones
Richard Jones, 54, of Harrisburg died at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Further arrangements and family details are pending from J.M. Weirauch in Harrisburg.
 

Margaret Ferguson Gore
Margaret Ferguson Gore, 85, 308 W. Posey Ave., Shawneetown died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Fountain View Nursing Home in Eldorado.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown with the Rev. Julia Hazzard officiating. Vickery Funeral Chapel of Shawneetown is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of Eldorado or the Gallatin County Cancer Society.

Coneaous 'Connie' Henning
Coneaous "Connie" Henning, 47, of Flint, Mich., died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Lapeer Regional Medical Center, Lapeer, Mich. She was born Jan. 13, 1953, in Carrier Mills to the late Robert and Flenor (Hardin) Henning.
She is survived by three daughters, Konnie West, Kamonya West and Kamesha Muggins all of Flint; a grandson, NeKenji West and fiancee Sandford Henderson, both of Flint; four sisters Parasetta (Hari) Saladin of Harrisburg, Helen Hardin, Toni Henning and Ollie (Dewayne) Dorsey all of Flint, Mich.
Ms. Henning was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Vivian White; a brother, Robert L. Henning; and niece Mary A. Naphier.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Community Presbyterian Church at 2505 N. Chevrolet Ave., Flint, Mich. Cremation will follow the services. There will be no burial.
Flowers may be sent to Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home c/o Coneaous Henning, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd, 48505.
 

Eva Purcell
Mrs. Eva Purcell, 91, a resident of Fountainview Nursing Home in Eldorado, formerly of Equality, died at the nursing home at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000.
Mrs. Purcell was born Oct. 20, 1908, in Ridgway to the late John and Anna Minor Vickery.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Equality, Methodist Women's Society and the Equality Tuesday Club. She was was married Dec. 21, 1925, to Kenneth Purcell and he preceded her in death May 10, 1981.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and LeRoy Barton of St. Charles, Mo.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Jack Purcell.
Graveside services will precede burial at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, in Elmwood Cemetery at Equality. The Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate.
There will be no visitation at the Earl Jones Funeral Home in Equality.
Those attending should go directly to the cemetery.
 

Yutha Pauline Phelps
Mrs. Yutha Pauline Phelps, 81, a resident of Freeport Manor Nursing Home, died there Monday, May 8, 2000. She was formerly of Eldorado.
She was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Eldorado to the late Harvey and Bobbie Little.
On March 28, 1942, she married James C. "J.C. " Phelps. He preceded her in death March 31, 1997. After the death of her husband, she moved to live with her daughter in Freeport. After developing health problems due to Alzheimer's, she became a resident at the nursing home.
She was a nember of Star General Baptist Church in Eldorado until her husband became the pastor of Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Eldorado, at which time they transferred their membership to Oak Grove.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and (Dan) Carter of Freeport and Vickie (John) Metten of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, James H. and (Sharon) Phelps of Spring Creek, Nev.; four grandchildren, Jackie Carter of Freeport, Jennifer Oliver of West Palm Bech, Fla, J.D. and Jeff Phelps of Spring Creek, Nev.; and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bill (Alice Nelle) Hargraves of Eldorado; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mrs. Graham (Roma) Rudolph of Springfield and two brothers, James H. Little and Harrell Little of Eldorado.
Mrs. Phelps was an active member of the Ladies Aid Society of Star General Baptist Church for several years, as well as the Ladies Missionary Society. She taught in Vacation Bible School and sang in the church choirs as well as being a minister's wife. She loved to sew and was an avid quilter.
Funeral arrangements are being made through Burke Tubbs Funeral Home of Freeport and Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000, at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Wolf Creek Cemetery at Eldorado.
 

Gayle Lynn (Bradley) Sanders
A memorial service for the cremated remains of Gayle Lynn (Bradley) Sanders, 47, will be held at Mount Pleasant Social Brethren Church in Raleigh 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000. Her uncle, the Rev. Ernest Bradley will officiate.
Mrs. Bradley died at her home in Seminole, Fla. on Tuesday, May 2, 2000.
 

Elizabeth Louise 'Betty' Questelle
Mrs. Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Questelle, 73, of Harrisburg, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000, at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Don Abell will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery at Harrisburg.
Christian Wake Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
 

J.W. Alvey Jr.
J.W. Alvey Jr., 76, of 713 W. South St., Harrisburg, died at 11:15 p.m., Monday 8, 2000, at the home of his step-daughter, Mary Brimm.
He was a retired plumber, born in Harrisburg on Sept. 16, 1923, to the late John Wesley Alvey Sr. and the former Katherine Potter.
Mr. Alvey attended the Stonefort General Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, John and wife, Carolyn Alvey of Harrisburg; a daughter, Debra and her husband, Lee McMann of Camby, Ind.; a brother, Leonard and wife, Wynona; and a sister, Louise Barr of Peoria; nine step-children, Mary Lou Brimm, Louie Douglas, Doris McDowell, Peggy Hargrave, and Stanley Douglas, all of Harrisburg, Glendall Douglas of Bioloxi, Miss, Joann Vinyard of Rosiclare, Carolyn Collins of Marion, Ky., Dorris McDowell, Peggy Hargrove and Stanley Douglas, all of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two wives, Erma Tarrant and Mary Douglas, a son, James Kenneth Alvey died on May 3 of this year, a daughter, Leanna Alvey in 1958, a sister, Opal Spangler, and a stepdaughter, Barbara Smith.
The body has been cremated. A graveside service will be announced later from J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

Marlene Hibbs
Mrs. Marlene Hibbs, 59, of Carrier Mills, died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, at her home.
She was born Jan. 6, 1941, in Harvard, to the late Claude and Eleanore (Weaver) Wallace.
On Feb. 18, 1983, she married Lonnie Hibbs, who died in June of 1983.
Surviving are four daughters and a son, Mrs. Charles (Kimberly) Martin of Carrier Mills, Mrs. Billy (Tamela) McVay of Eldorado, Leonard Hutchison of Harrisburg, Susan Hutchison of Eldorado and Mrs. Scott (Lora) Wiseman of Carrier Mills; six grandchildren, C.J. Fitzpatrick, Kelsey McVay, Teresa Bennett, Scottie Wiseman, Justin Wiseman, and Zacheriah Hutchison.
Three brothers, five sisters and two grandchildren, Kasha Bennett and Mariah Bennett, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p .m. Saturday. The Rev. Don Ewell will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Harrisburg.
 

John T. Jenkins
John T. Jenkins, 90, of Carrier Mills, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, at the Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
He was born April 11, 1910, in Golconda, to the late Claude and Alice (Blue) Jenkins.
Mr. Jenkins was a retired Delta Amax Coal Mines and was a member of the Carrier Mills United Methodist Church and a charter member of Carrier Mills Lions Club.
On April 8, 1933, he married the former Thelma Roper and she survives along with a daughter, Carolyn Capel of Carrier Mills; two grandchildren, John C. Capel of Vienna and Mrs. Glenn (Amy) Murphy of Harrisburg; and three great-grandchildren, Arla Joe Capel, Nathan Murphy and Brynna Murphy. An infant son preceded him in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Absher-Nicholson in Carrier Mills, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Victor Long will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery at Carrier Mills.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carrier Mills United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
 

Violet May Holland
Mrs. Violet May Holland, 83, of Hastings, Mich., formerly of McLeansboro, died at 12:01 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, in the Pennock Hospital in Hastings, Mich.
She was born in Fife Lake, Mich., on June 12, 1916, to the late David and Grace (Elliot) Rancour.
She was a member of the Harrisburg United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne and her husband, the Rev. Rudolph Barnett of McLeansboro, Mrs. Barbara and her husband, Jack Travis of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Dandra and her husband, Fred Gardner of Hastings, Mich.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Everett R. Taylor; two grandchildren; two brothers and a sister. The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Dorothy M. Dooley
Dorothy M. Dooley (Dollie Cozart), 86, of Eldorado, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Eldorado Care Center. She was born June 25, 1913, in Equality, to the late John and Nettie (Williams) Allen.
Surviving are a son, John Loren and wife, Pamala Cozart of Gaylord, Mich.; a daughter, Georgia King of Tulsa, Okla; a stepson, Donald Cozart of New York; and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a nephew, Frank and wife, Margaret Allen of Eldorado.
She was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Elmwood Cemetery at Equality. Elder Bryan Murrow will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado is in charge of arrangements.
 

J.W. Alvey Jr.
J.W. Alvey Jr., 76, of 713 W. South St., Harrisburg, died at 11:15 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2000, at the home of his step-daughter, Mary Brimm.
He was a retired plumber, born in Harrisburg on Sept. 16, 1923, to the late John Wesley Alvey Sr. and the former Katherine Potter.
Mr. Alvey attended the Stonefort General Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, John and wife, Carolyn Alvey of Harrisburg; a daughter, Debra and her husband, Lee McMann of Camby, Ind.; a brother, Leonard and wife, Wynona; and a sister, Louise Barr of Peoria; nine step-children, Mary Lou Brimm, Louie Douglas, Doris McDowell, Peggy Hargrave, and Stanley Douglas, all of Harrisburg, Glendall Douglas of Bioloxi, Miss, Joann Vinyard of Rosiclare, Carolyn Collins of Marion, Ky., and Stanley Douglas, all of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two wives, Erma Tarrant and Mary Douglas. A son, James Kenneth Alvey died on May 3, 2000; a daughter, Leanna Alvey in 1958; a sister, Opal Spangler, and a stepdaughter, Barbara Smith.
The body has been cremated. A graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Big Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeff Owens officiating. There is no visitation, and those attending should go directly to the cemetery.
J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home of Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements.
 

Bessie P. Clark
Visitation for Mrs. Bessie P. Clark, 81, of Easley, S.C., formerly of Marion, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Reed Funeral Home in Harrisburg. Funeral and burial will be held at a later date at the Dillard Memorial Funeral Home in Pickens. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pickens.
The family request that flowers please be omitted and that memorials be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
 

Inez L. Jacobs
Services for Mrs. Inez L. Jacobs, 79, of Shawneetown, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Shawneetown. Fr. Mark Stec will officiate and burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery at Shawneetown.
 

Elra Pegg
Elra Pegg, 73, rural, Golconda, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2000, in Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
Further family details and funeral arrangements will be announced from Aly Funeral Home in Golconda.

Jessie W. Abbott
Mrs. Jessie W. Abbott, 86, of New Haven, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at White County Skilled Care Nursing Home in Carmi. She was born Nov. 3, 1913, in New Haven to the late Manford and Anne (Higgins) Ellison.
She was married in 1928 to Carl Abbott, who preceded her in death in January of this year. She was always a homemaker, a wife and a wonderful mother. This past March, she and Mr. Abbott would have been married for 72 years.
She was a member of the Apostolic Church in New Haven and the Miracle Temple in Eldorado.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Anna L. (Musgraves) and Lloyd Flowers and Bonnie K. (McGhee) and Donnie Starks, all of Norris City; two sisters, Bessie Johnson of Evansville, Ind., and Martha Stewart of Carmi; 10 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Carl Delbert Jr., Troy Gene and John David Abbott, and eight brothers and sisters.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Cox and Son Funeral Home in New Haven, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000. The Revs. Tommy Flewellen, Malene Farris and Sonny Holtzclaw will officiate. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery at New Haven.
 

Edna Marie Hughes
Mrs. Edna Marie Hughes, 75, of Tunnel Hill, died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.
She was born July 11, 1924, in Foreman, daughter of the late Guy and Nellie (Vaughn) Goddard.
She married Everett S. Hughes on June 28, 1940, in Charleston, Mo. He preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1999.
Surviving are a daughter, Vickie Barger and her husband, Jack of Tunnel Hill; two granddaughters, Sheila Jennings and her husband, Victor and Jacquie Barger; two great-grandsons, Matthew and Jacob Jennings; five sisters, Evelyn Ross of Tunnel Hill, Demarris Payne of Vienna, Joan Boner of Matteson, Mary Hale of Augusta, Ga., and Nancy Tite of Ozark; and a brother, George Goddard of Karnak.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Bret Barger and a brother, Samuel Goddard. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker. She was employed as a key punch operator by Sears in Chicago. She was a member of the Intercontinental Church of God congregation in Vienna. She was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her great-grandsons.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Elder Wendell Yeary will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near the Delwood community in Pope County.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
 

Charles R. Gwaltney
Charles R. Gwaltney, 68, 916 Webber St., Eldorado, died at 3 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2000, at his home.
He was born April 16, 1932, in Illinois, to the late Ishmael and Lucille (Barton) Gwaltney.
Mr. Gwaltney was a mechanic, employed by International Harvester. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Eagles Lodge and American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Gwaltney; a son, Traci Gwaltney of Chester; four daughters, Mrs. Dean (Charlene) Wiseman of Raleigh, Tammy Gwaltney, Mrs. Kevin (Kim) Brummett, and Robin Gwaltney; two brothers, Eddie Joe Gwaltney and Junior Gwaltney, both of Eldorado; a sister, Leona Burgess of Flora; and five grandchildren, Kevin Gwaltney, Christy Wiseman, Shadrach Wiseman, Brooke Wagner, and Blake Gwaltney.
He was also preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado, where friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. The Rev. Bill Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery at Equality.
 

Gladys Lorene Hicks
Gladys Lorene Hicks, 92, of 628 Largent St., Harrisburg, died Friday, June, 2, 2000, at her home. She was born to the late Alonzo and Nellie Abney in Mauldin, Mo.
She married Cranville "Jeff" Hicks, who preceded her in death.
Surving are a son, Melvin and wife, Rhonda Hicks of Salem; three daughters, Phyllis and husband, Charles Gray of Sanford, Judy and husband, Bill Horning of Harrisburg, and Venita Tanner of Harrisburg; a brother, Cecil Abney of Harrisburg; a sister-in-law, Wanda Abney of Harrisburg; and a sister, Louise Richardson of Sesser.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Hicks and Cloo Hicks; four brothers, Clyde Abney, Marion Abney, Orval Abney and William Abney; three sisters, Pansy Abney, Daisy Campbell and Pearl Moffitt; and a niece, Loveda Fearheiley.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, a J.M. Weirauch Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Lyle Kulp and Rev. Paul Alumbaugh will officiate and burial will be at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg.
For those who wish, memorials to the American Cancer Society may be left at the funeral home.

Glen T. Underwood
Glen T. Underwood, 72, of Harrisburg, died 12:11 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
He was born January 25, 1928, at Junction, to John and Leoma (Woods) Underwood.
He was a retired leadman and equipment operator for the coal-handling department at Southern Illinois Electric Co-op in Marion. He married the former Delores J. Feazel July 28, 1957.
He was a Protestant by faith, and a US Army veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David Underwood and wife, Angi of Harrisburg; three granddaughters, Paige, Courtney and Lacee Underwood of Harrisburg; five brothers, James Underwood and wife, Sarah of Harrisburg, Neal Underwood and wife, Linda of Muddy, Carl Underwood and wife, Elizabeth of Harrisburg, Robert Underwood and wife, Helen of Ottawa and Ray Underwood and wife, Sue of Eldorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Those who wish to attend are requested to gather at the cemetery. The Rev. Paul Alumbaugh will officiate the service.
Memorials may be made to the Harrisburg Booster Club.
 

Treva Lynn Powles
Treva Lynn Powles, 36, of Eldorado, died 6:24 p.m. in Eldorado.
She was born September 13, 1963, in Eldorado, to Howard and Mary Albright Powles.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Jeff Powles and Stanley Ray Powles; two sisters, Betty Powles and Sandra Trebrack; and a stepfather, Herman Oller.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, at Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds with the Rev. Randy Grace officiating.
 

Walter W. Digby
Walter W. Digby, 84, of McLeansboro, died 11:10 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, at the Enfield Health Care Center.
He was born May 30, 1916, to Leroy and Eliza E. (Huffstutler) Digby.
He retired in 1976 after 33 years as an oil field pumper with Texaco, Inc. He married Edith Jane Ledbetter March 13, 1939. She survives.
Mr. Digby was a Protestant by faith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of McLeansboro American Legion, Carmi, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles Lodge No. 2699 and Broughton Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Walter Woodrow "Woody" Digby of Twin Lakes, Wisc. and Carl Digby and wife, Jeanne of McLeansboro; a daughter, Ellen Joanne Ferrell of Empire, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, David Ray Digby and a son, Leroy Digby.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Robert Sefried officating. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gholson Funeral Home.
Burial is in Digby Hill Cemetery in Dale with graveside military rites by American Legion Post No. 106.
 

Mercer Bernard
Mercer Bernard, 59, of Zion, formerly of Simpson, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000 at Sheridan Health Care Center. He was born March 23, 1941 in Simpson to Hillis "Pete" and Lena Marshall Bernard.
He is survived by one brother, Larry Bernard of Herrin, and two sisters, Marlene McSparin and Coleen Smith, both of Marion.
The body has been cremated. Graveside services in Glendale Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.
 

Luther W. Smith
Luther W. Smith, 87, of Creal Springs died at 3:09 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Further arrangements and family information are pending from Whitnel Funeral Home in Vienna.
 

James E. Shepherd
James E. Shepherd, 63, of 97 Magnolia St., Harrisburg, died at 11:01 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000 at Barnes-Jewish Christian Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born Oct. 24, 1936 in Oaktown, Ind. to Paul M. and Ruth (Black) Shepherd. He married Gayle King on May 7, 1955. She survives.
Mr. Shepherd was a mine manager for 13 years at AMAX Delta Mine and a maintenance manager for AMAX in Terra Haute, Ind. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Harrisburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Terry Shepherd and wife, Mary of Chapmanville, W.Va., and Doug Shepherd and wife, Lisa Marie of Greenbelt, Md.; two daughters, Pam and husband, Rick Alecci of Harrisburg, and Lisa and husband, Randy Mitchell of Naperville; eight grandchildren, Andrea Shepherd, Beth Shepherd, Matthew Alecci, Julia Mitchell, Josh Shepherd, James Shepherd, Abby Alecci and Dylan Mitchell; a great-grandchild, Nicholas Crosby; two brothers, Paul Shepherd Jr. of Vincennes, Ind., Jerry Shepherd of Oaktown, Ind.; and a sister, Betty Stevens of Mesa, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Bob Shepherd.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at the First Christian Church in Oaktown, with the Rev. Howard Scott officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg, and from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Oaktown. Burial is in Oaktown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge Center, 4207 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108.
 

Lilly Bourland
Lilly Bourland, 92, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Harrisburg, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000 at the home of her son, Larry Bourland.
She was born March 14, 1908 in Hardin County to William and May (Robinson) McDaniel. She married Delaney G. Bourland on Dec. 25, 1928. He preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1968.
Mrs. Bourland was a charter member of the Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg.
She is survived by a son, Larry Bourland and wife, Shirley; three grandchildren, Douglas Bourland of Washington, David Bourland of New Jersey, and Bradley Bourland of Florida; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg, with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial is in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.
Gaskins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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