COBDEN — Norman “Jay” Elkins, 87, of Marion, formerly of Cobden, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in the Marion V.A. Medical Center.

ANNA — Margaret Maxine Stone, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Union County Hospital in Anna.

THOMPSONVILLE — David "Hacksaw" Flannigan, 72, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. 

HERRIN — Paul D. “Ike” Lincoln, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at his home.

BENTON — Jerrel Charles Mulvey, 68, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at home.

ANNA — Joe E. Boyd, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Integrity Healthcare in Anna.

HURST — Eleanor Biley, 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at her son’s home in Moody, Alabama.

CUTLER — Doris Taylor, 74, passed away at 9:58 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Pinckneyville Nursing and Rehab Center.

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WEST FRANKFORT — Timothy Paul Cooksey, 56, passed away at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Macedonia.

MURPHYSBORO — Lloyd Higgs, 72, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

WEST FRANKFORT — Mildred K. Stiklus, 96, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Herrin Hospital.

HERRIN — Linda L. Banks, 80, passed away 10:52 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

ROYALTON — Dorothy Missavage, 94, passed away in Herrin Hospital Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from heart failure.

MARION — Marcella "Marcy" Nelson, 62, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at home.

MOUNT VERNON — Arlene Lucille Dittmann Schmechel, 78, passed away Jan. 9, 2018, surrounded by her children at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

CARBONDALE — Edwina Carter, 71, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Carbondale, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

KARNAK — Louise Mathis, 91, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Metropolis Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

MULKEYTOWN — Lowell Vincen Voyles, 80, went home to be with his heavenly father on Jan, 15, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

MOUNT VERNON — Lewis J. Hilliard, 89, passed away at 3:51 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Silverado Memory Care in Dallas, Texas with his family by his side. One could say he died of good old fashioned old age.

HARRISBURG — Jack D. Simpson, 77, passed away at 7:48 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

ANNA — Jeffrey W. “Jeff” Boyd, 64, of Auburn, Nebraska, formerly of Anna, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home.

CARBONDALE — Frances Key Lentz, 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at home.

Donald Gunnell, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.     

PERCY — Leona R. Dreyer, 95, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Tranquility Hospice Facility in Marietta, Georgia.

MURPHYSBORO — Alice M. Schemonia, 64, passed away at 4:12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Murphysboro.

HERRIN — Edward John Staszak, 62, of Herrin, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at home.

ELKVILLE — Clara Ruth (Sills) Tripp, 85, of Elkville, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at her residence.

JOHNSTON CITY — Roberta Lynn Eldridge, 66, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Herrin Hospital.

MULKEYTOWN — Dorothy May Price, 82, of Mulkeytown, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Du Quoin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Du Quoin.

WEST FRANKFORT — Peggy J. “Barnes” Dossett, 81, of West Frankfort, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

JOHNSTON CITY — Kenneth A. Stroud, 95, of Johnston City, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in the VA Medical Center in Marion.

MURPHYSBORO — Blanche Katherine Casey, 91, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Aperion Care in St. Elmo.

CARBONDALE — Dorothy Tucker, 89 of Carbondale, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Manor Court.

CARTERVILLE — Donald “Don” Gunnell, 87, of Carterville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Herrin Hospital.

CARTERVILLE — Bernice Joann Klopcic, 97, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

GALATIA — Galen Dalton departed from this life at the age of 81 on Jan. 13, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale. He was a resident of Galatia.