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Obituaries
Robert V. 'Bob' Power

MARION — Robert V. "Bob" Power, 91, formerly of Marion, passed away Nov. 17, 2017, at his home in North Port, Florida.

He was a CPA and partner with the Gray Hunter Stenn accounting firm in Marion and retired in 1989.

Robert is survived by his brother, John A. Power of Bellflower; five children, Dr. Sam W. (Darlene) Martin, Dr. Don (Dr. Lynn) Martin, Jane (F. Rozier) Sharp, Dr. John D. (Lori) Power and Mary Ann (Power) Gosner; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; his extended family; and many friends.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 Russell St., Marion, IL 62959.

Interment will follow next to his wife, Margaret in Rose Hill Cemetery of Marion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marion Food Pantry or Birthright of Bloomington.

For additional information or to leave an online condolence, visit www.wilsonmcreynolds.com or call the funeral home at 618-993-2131.


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Johnny Gordon Hess

CARTERVILLE — Johnny Gordon Hess, 77, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Marion.

Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.


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Eugene Mullins

CARTERVILLE — Eugene Mullins, 79, of Carterville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Herrin Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home in Carterville.


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Michael Anthony Settle

BENTON — Michael Anthony Settle, 62, passed away at 12:27 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Franklin Hospital Emergency Room of Benton.

Memorial celebration of life services will be at a future date.

Leffler Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to 3ABN.

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


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Mary Jane Steck Martens

COBDEN — Mary Jane Steck Martens, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Evanston Hospital in Evanston, from complications related to leukemia.

She is survived by her daughter, Merit (Ernest) Sullivan and granddaughter, Siena Sullivan of Chicago. She is also survived by her siblings, Susan and Gail Steck of Cobden, Carla Greene of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Robert Steck of Greenville, South Carolina; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Robert Carl Steck, in 1982 and her mother, Dr. Mary Goddard Steck, in 1986.

Jane was born Jan. 13, 1944, in Chicago. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1967. She lived all over the world throughout the course of her life. Before her illness, she taught in China for over a decade. She spent the last two and a half years of her life in Chicago.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in First Presbyterian Church in Carbondale. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Jane’s life.

Memorials may be sent to the Leukemia Research Foundation.


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Dale Skelton

VIENNA — Dale Skelton, 87, passed away at 5:21 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.

Services honoring the life of Dale Skelton will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Tommy Gray will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Those attending the service are asked to gather at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. on Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church (Building Fund), 890 Senior Ave., Vienna, IL 62995.

To share a memory of Dale or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, visit www.baileyfh.com.


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Ron Riley

PITTSBURG — Ron Riley, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home in Carterville.


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Troy Edward Doty

BENTON — Troy Edward Doty II, 48, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at his home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, in Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Sue Solomon and Jim Laurent officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Celtic Hospice, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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


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James E. Williams Jr.

MURPHYSBORO — James E. Williams Jr., 77, passed away at 10:39 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at his residence in Carbondale.

James was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Murphysboro, to James E. Williams and Cleo Imogene (Suplinger) Williams.

He had served from 1963 to 1965 in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Williams was a retired pipefitter and was a member of the Plumber and Pipefitters Local 160 in Murphysboro.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Williams; one sister, Wilma Ashby; and his parents.

James is survived by one nephew, Kevin Ashby of Brownwood, Texas.

His body has been cremated as per his wishes and there will be no services.

For more information, visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.


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James W. 'Dubber' Durham

MARION — James W. “Dubber” Durham, 83, passed away peacefully at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home in Marion.

Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home in Marion.


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Valley 'Gunner' Worth

CHRISTOPHER — Valley "Gunner" Worth, 65, passed away at 3:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Herrin Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher.


Boil-orders
City of Murpphysboro lifts boil order

MURPHYSBORO — City of Murphysboro has cancelled the boil order for all of Wolf Hill Road and all of Foxtail Lane.

-- The Southern 


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