110507 obits

2007-11-04T00:00:00Z 110507 obits The Southern
November 04, 2007 12:00 am

Jerry Joe Rich Sr.

WEST FRANKFORT - Jerry Joe Rich Sr.,67, died at 6:26 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Mr. Rich was born Feb. 29, 1940, in West Frankfort, to Obie and Cleo (Rice) Rich. He married Georgia (Stanley) Rich on Oct. 1, 1960.

He was a coal-miner for 23 years and had retired from Old Ben 25. He was a member of UMWA and Harvester Fellowship Tabernacle Church.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia; daughter, Debra Willmore and husband, Tim; sons, Jerry Joe Rich Jr. and wife, Lanie, Alfred Dale Rich and wife, Blanca, Harold Rich and wife, Charlee, William Opie Rich and wife, Jayma, and Glen Rich and Rachel Pollack; two grandchildren, whom he helped raise, Justin and Gina Rich; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Riley and Gladys Puckett and husband, Elmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Darla Kaye Rich; five brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren.

Services will at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in Union Funeral Home of West Frankfort. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery in West Frankfort. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at the funeral home.

Margie D. Henson

GRAND TOWER - Margie D. Henson, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Grand Tower, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Cape Girardeau.

Margie was born March 31, 1924 in Oraville, a daughter to the late Cullen and Margaret (Blacklock) Ellet. She married Howard R. Henson in Jackson, Mo., Feb. 21, 1942, and he survives. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Grand Tower.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in Crawshaw Funeral Home in Grand Tower, with the Rev. Peggy Camp officiating. Burial will follow in Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at the funeral home.

Memorials are encouraged and may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Joan and Lester Clover of Scott City, Mo., and Kay and John Ellet of Bluffs; two sons and their wives, Jim and Esther Henson of Scott City, and Bob and Joy Henson of Grand Tower, one daughter-in-law, Judy Henson of Scott City; one brother, Donald Ellet; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carole Henson; one son, Jerry Henson; four brothers and four stepsisters.

To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.crawshawfuneral home.com.

Archie E. Coil

PAPERTOWN - Archie E. Coil, 93, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in his residence in Farrington Township.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in New Home General Baptist Church in Papertown. Burial will be in New Home Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2007, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.

Memorials may be given to New Home General Baptist Church or St. Hospice of the Good Samaritan.

Pauline West

PITTSBURG - Pauline West, 70, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in Saline Care Center in Harrisburg.

Arrangements are incomplete at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

Patrick 'Tyler' Kellerman

PINCKNEYVILLE - Patrick "Tyler" Kellerman, 15, passed away at 9:52 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, as the result of an accident on Illinois 154, west of Pinckneyville.

Tyler was born Dec. 10, 1991, in Belleville, son to Patrick and Kelly (Hawkins) Kellerman.

He was a student at Pinckneyville Community High School, member of St. Bruno Catholic Church and enjoyed trick-cycling.

He is survived by his father, Pat Kellerman and special friend, Rainie Payne of Pinckneyville; mother, Kelly Kellerman and special friend, Joe Clark, of Pinckneyville; two brothers, Neil and Cole Kellerman, both of Pinckneyville; three sisters, Kelsey, Courtney and Kristin Kellerman, all of Pinckneyville; paternal grandparents, Albert and Elizabeth Kellerman of Pinckneyville; maternal grandparents, Larry and Mindy Hawkins of West Palm Beach, Fla.; great-grandparents: Virginia Hawkins of Bushnell and Jeri Hartstirn of Fairview; two aunts: Nikki Cain and husband, Tad, of Winchester, Ky., and Jennette Cowan and husband, Steve, of Chester; four uncles, Frank Kellerman, Pete Kellerman and wife, Donna, Fred Kellerman, all of Pinckneyville, and Brad Hawkins of Tuscon, Ariz.; and many friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Theresa and Ed Brand, Ann and Adam Kellerman, Earnest Hawkins and Carl Hartstirn.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville, with Father Jim Nall officiating. Burial will be in St. Bruno Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at the church.

For more information or to sign an online guest register, visit www.pyattfuneral home.com.

Mike Collins

VIENNA - Mike Collins, 59, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.

Leona Mertens

EVANSVILLE - Leona C. Mertens, 94, died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in Red Bud Nursing Home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Evansville.

Mildred Mignone

MARION - Mildred K. "Millie" Mignone, 92, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in Fountains Nursing Care Center in Marion.

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

Anna Karcher

CAIRO - Anna Karcher, 93, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in Daystar Care Center in Cairo.

Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, with the Rev. Fr. John Agbasiera officiating. There will be no visitation.

Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be given to Daystar Care Center.

Harold Bebout

HARRISBURG - Harold Ray Potts Bebout, 52, died at 12:02 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Harrisburg Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, in Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills, with the Rev. Jeff Owens officiating. Burial will be in Bankston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Bebout family.

Dustin Taylor Harris

TAMAROA - Dustin Taylor Harris, 16, passed away at 9:52 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident on Illinois 154, west of Pinckneyville.

Dustin was born Feb. 14, 1991, son to Tom Lumpkins and Debbie Harris.

He was a student at Pinckneyville Community High School. He loved hanging out with his friends.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Debbie and Jeffrey Huffstutler of DuQuoin; two brothers, Joshua and Christopher Harris of Tamaroa; five uncles, Keith Harris and wife, Kristie, Shaun Harris, Richard Lumpkins and wife, Meg, Frank and Jimmy Lumpkins; three aunts, Cindy Fagan and husband, Eric, Candy Sauder and husband, Chris, and Tammy Turner and husband, Fred; niece, Brooklyn Wright; and numerous cousins and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; and grandfather, Max Harris.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in Holts Prairie Baptist Church in Pinckneyville, with the Rev. Collin Hirsch officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Tamaroa. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at the church.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Tyler Kellerman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For more information or to sign an online guest register, visit www.pyattfuneral home.com.

Gale R. Williams

MURPHYSBORO - Gale R. Williams, 85, died at 9:46 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in St. Louis University Hospital.

Mr. Williams was born Aug. 3, 1922, to Denton Williams and Bertha May (Lively) Williams in Ava. He married Helen R. (Falkenheim) Williams on Dec. 9, 1947 in Ava.

He was a retired U.S. State Representative and had served from 1962 to 1972; Jackson County coroner from 1955 to 1960; and a successful businessman.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Murphysboro. He was also a member of Paul Stout Post 127 in Murphysboro; BPOE Elks in Murphysboro; many Republic organizations and was a Jackson County chairman and committeeman; Alma Lodge 497 A.F. and A.M. of Steeleville; Scottish Rites Bodies of Southern Illinois; and Ainad Shrine.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Helen R. Williams of Murphysboro; sisters-in-law, Peg McLaughlin and husband, Cleo, of Murphysboro, and Jewel Falkenheim of Columbia; several nieces and nephews, Tom, Ron and Greg McLaughlin, Beverly Connor, Sondra Mahnken, Kevin Williams, Cheryl Hagler, Brenda Faughn, Jeannee Williams, Andy Jo Tuck, Fonda Rodriguez, Debbie Wright and Kim Fehringer; and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Raymond, Archie, Floyd and Glen; and sister, Ruth Cottom.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava. Entombment will be in Murdale Garden Mausoleum in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Shaker Samuel. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church in Murphysboro or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Floyd Jones

WEST FRANKFORT - Floyd Jones, 76, died at 2:36 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon.

Arrangements are incomplete at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton.

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