PHOTO

Phyllis R. Armstrong

DU QUOIN - Phyllis R. Armstrong, 74, died Saturday, July 19, 2008 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis.

She was a retired teacher for District 118 of Belleville. She was a member of St. Clair County Teachers Association, Illinois Teachers Association, Stephen Minister, Deacon and Elder of First United Presbyterian Church and cofounder of the pre-school in the Presbyterian Church

She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville.

She was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Du Quoin.

She was preceded in death by her Parents Orlie and Selma "Marie" (Krone) Provart and brother, Victor Provart.

She is survived by her husband, Norman P. Armstrong of Swansea; sons, Thomas Armstrong and wife, Becky, of Arnold, Mo. and Timothy Armstrong and wife, Lynnea, of Stonington; daughter, Teresa "Terri" Nicks and husband, Robert, of Glen Carbon; brother, Harold Provart of DuQuoin; sister, Marilyn Newby and husband, Richard, of Normal; grandchildren, Jennifer Rodgers and husband, Blake, of Swansea, Lara Cordiner and husband, Bruce, of Aberdeen, Scotland, Ann Waite and husband, Nathan, of Normal, Andrew Nicks of Tinley Park and Cord Armstrong of Stonington; great-grandchildren, Kaelen Rodgers, Yeabsera Rodgers, Kobrin Rodgers, Ephraim Rodgers, Christian Waite and Caleb Waite; sisters-in-law, Virginia Provart and Shirley Armstrong; and dear nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville. Burial will be in Galum Cemetery in Pinckneyville. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stephen Ministry, Deacons Dental Fund of First United Presbyterian Church or Metro-East Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Lucy L. Robinson

MURPHYSBORO - Lucy L. Robinson, 90, of Carbondale, formerly of Murphysboro, died at 7:55 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Carbondale.

Lucy was born Aug. 24, 1917, in Sand Ridge Township, Jackson County, a daughter to the late George and Anne (Smith) Buford.

She married Charles E. Robinson on Sept. 28, 1938, in Jackson, Mo.

Charles preceded her in death April 22, 1995.

Lucy was a homemaker and had worked at the former Cal-Crest Outerwear in Murphysboro.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with Greg Darling from Vine Community Church in Carbondale officiating. Burial will be in Worthen Cemetery, near Murphysboro. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Robinson of Carterville, David Robinson of Pomona and Gary Robinson of Gorham; seven grandchildren, Danny Robinson, Darrell Robinson, Angie Robinson, Linda Smith, Cayce Robinson, Connie Deuchar and Becca Robinson; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Lee Robinson; five sisters, Edna Edwards, Mary Landers, Martha Buford, Minnie Morber and Alice Smith; and four brothers, William, Louis, Charles and Johnny Buford.

To send a condolence or for additional information, visit http://www.crawshawfuneralhome.com">www.crawshawfuneralhome.com.

PHOTO

Bernice Campbell Morber

ANNA - Bernice Campbell Morber, 86, died at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, at her home.

She was born June 14, 1922, in Dongola, to Edward and Velva J. (Lentz) Baker.

She married Charles Campbell. He preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1977. On June 30, 1981, she married George Morber. He preceded her in death April 18, 2007.

She worked for many years at Florsheim Shoe Company.

She was a member of Church of Christ. She was a member of Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary and Carroll P. Foster Post 3455 Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and Jack Stuber of Elmwood, Tenn., and Frances and David Cook of Anna; six grandchildren, John David Stuber, Jacklyn Leigh Thomas, Jeff Stuber, David J. Cook Jr., Scottie D. Cook and Amanda E. Fowler; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Baker and Louise Baker, both of Anna; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with John Shelton officiating. Interment will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Christian Chapel Cemetery or TIP Hospice.

To leave online condolences, visit http://www.crainsonline.com">www.crainsonline.com.

PHOTO

John Y. Simon

CARBONDALE - John Younker Simon died at 9:12 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was 75.

John was born June 25, 1933, to Jay Simon and Jane Younker Simon, in Highland Park.

As a teenager, he worked as a stock boy in the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, then located at 18 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, under Ralph G. Newman, who became his mentor. Already enamored with his studies of Lincoln, John found himself surrounded by Lincolniana and in the midst of the gathering spot for Civil War historians Bruce Catton, E. B. "Pete" Long, Benjamin P. Thomas and, in fact, anyone passionate about the subject.

John received his Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 1955 and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1956 and 1961 under Paul Buck.

At Harvard, he met Harriet Marilyn Furst, whom he married July 22, 1956, in Baltimore. Their children are Philip Furst Simon and Ellen Jane Simon.

In Columbus, John taught two years at Ohio State University. Then, as an outgrowth of the Civil War Centennial (1961-1965), the Ulysses S. Grant Association was formed and John was chosen as executive director and managing editor of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, a position he held until his death. He began work on the Grant Papers in 1962 at the Ohio Historical Society and moved to Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1964, where he nearly completed the project. Southern Illinois University Press has published 30 of 31 volumes in the chronological series.

John was also a tenured professor in the history department and, except for summers, always taught courses or seminars. Active until the end, he was working with doctoral students and was slated for the fall semester to teach Illinois history, a distance learning class with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Lincoln and a Civil War Learning in Retirement class. His classes filled immediately and often had waiting lists; the fall of 2008 was no exception. Teaching was a vital part of his life during his 44 years at SIUC. He relished the conversations and interactions he had with students of all ages and backgrounds, who appreciated his sense of humor and lack of pretentiousness. He kept in touch with former students, many of whom became lifelong friends and colleagues.

John was a primary founder of the Association for Documentary Editing, which honored him with its Julian P. Boyd Award. Recognized for meticulous text preparation and helpful annotation, the Grant Papers serve as a model for historical, literary, scientific and philosophical editions. John contributed forewords, introductions, chapters, articles and reviews too numerous to list. In addition to the Grant Papers, he edited The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant and several other volumes.

He served on committees to plan historical exhibits, was an expert witness in connection with document theft, testified before Congress in support of funding for editions, served as historical and editing consultant for varied projects and appeared on television programs such as the C-SPAN presidential series, the History Channel "Pirates of Cave-In-Rock" and the WSIU-TV Charlie Birger documentary. He detected a fraudulent book or two in his capacity as adviser to university and commercial presses.

Known for his wit, he was a popular speaker at Civil War round tables and conferences throughout the country and was also involved with events sponsored by John A. Logan College and commemorations of the Lincoln-Stephen A. Douglas debate at Jonesboro.

He embarked on a project to rejuvenate Cairo by connecting its important past with what he hoped would be its brighter future and how he enjoyed lecturing on Civil War riverboat cruises.

His many awards include an honorary doctorate from Lincoln College, a lifetime achievement award from the Lincoln Forum and the Lincoln Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

His family is saddened that John will not be able to keep his speaking engagements for the Lincoln Bicentennial in 2009 and that he will miss the Civil War Sesquicentennial coming in 2011 to 2015.

John loved his family and friends, his grant work, teaching history and the Chicago Cubs. He especially enjoyed being "Poppa" to his two granddaughters.

He leaves behind his wife, Harriet; his daughter, Ellen S. Roundtree; granddaughters, Rachel Harriet and Amanda Betty of Buffalo Grove; his sister, Barbara Stuart of Deerfield; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in Shryock Auditorium on the SIUC campus. A reception will follow.

Huffman-Harker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Ulysses S. Grant Association, in care of Frank J. Williams, 300 Switch Road, Hope Valley, RI 02832 or the Philip Furst Simon Memorial Fund, Friends of Carbondale Public Library, 405 W. Main St., Carbondale, IL 62901.

PHOTO

Cliva McRoy

MARION - Cliva McRoy, 92, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Blue Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Don Colson officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.

Memorials may be made to Church on the Way and may be sent in care of Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.

Mrs. McRoy was born May 3, 1916, in Marion, to Monroe and Minnie (Hall) Watson.

She married Harry McRoy in 1934, and he preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1968.

Survivors include her sons, Peter McRoy and wife, Jeanette, Lindle McRoy and wife, Louise and Jerry McRoy and wife, Judy; daughter, Jean Mofield and husband, Ernest; son, Joe McRoy and wife, Chris; grandchildren, Bruce McRoy, Greg and Beverly McRoy, David and Cindy McRoy, Anita and Jim Riggs, Heath and Kim McRoy, Danny and Chris McRoy, Laura and Scott Shadowens, Merideth and Wesley Hutson, Patty Baker, Glen and Fay Baker, Jimmy Beaumont, Donny and Chris Beaumont, Michael and Wendy Beaumont, LeAnne and T.K. Hacker, Neal and Angie McRoy, Jamie McRoy, Brad and Angie McRoy, Roger and Patty Lydiksen, Ruen and Tracey Mofield, Jeremy and Krystal Mofield, Lisa and Shawn Stacy, Christopher McRoy, Angela and William Keene and Joshua and Eunice McRoy; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers; two sisters; daughters, Roberta June McRoy and Helen Beaumont; son-in-law, Don Beaumont; grandchildren, Dennis Ray McRoy, Bobby McRoy and Laura McRoy; and great-grandchildren, Shelby Diane McRoy, Zachary Hacker, Travis McRoy and Kenny Duncan

Mrs. McRoy had been a housekeeper at Marion Memorial Hospital.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She will be missed by all.

To view this obituary and sign the register book, visit http://www.bluefuneralhome.com">www.bluefuneralhome.com.

Wendell Bruce

RIDGWAY - Wendell R. "Tinker" Bruce, 73, of Eldorado, formerly of Ridgway, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, surrounded by his family and friends after a sudden short-term illness.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway, with Father Joseph Lawler officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Norris City. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway.

Robert L. Thomas

MOUNT VERNON - Robert L. Thomas, 84, of Woodlawn, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mount Vernon.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Gene Auxier officiating. Burial with military rites will be in South Hickory Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Larry E. Walden Sr.

THOMPSONVILLE - Larry E. Walden Sr., 66, died at 3:33 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton, with burial in Brady Cemetery in Akin. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

For more information, visit http://www.hobbsjohnsonfuneralhome.com">www.hobbsjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

PHOTO

Shirley Lou Grammer

MURPHYSBORO - Shirley Lou Grammer, 71, passed away at 10:56 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in Pettett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Voorhees officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois Inc.

Shirley was born July 27, 1936, in Granite City, to John and Ida (Moschenrose) Bardmess.

She had worked as an LPN at Holden Hospital in Carbondale until it closed.

It was at the hospital where she met Chester Grammer, the love of her life. She married Chester on Feb. 13, 1965, in East St. Louis, and he preceded her in death June 13, 2006.

Mrs. Grammer also worked in the pediatric wing at Syrest Nursing Home for several years. She finished her career working in other nursing homes in the Carbondale area.

Her own children and those she cared for always had a special place in her heart.

She was a cherished member of the Victory Christian Fellowship. She will be greatly missed by her church family.

Shirley is survived by three children, Duane Grammer and fiancée, Cassie Kirkpatrick, of Murphysboro, Steve Grammer and wife, Valerie (Tolke), of Union, Mo., and Jerry and Patty (Dallas) Grammer of Murphysboro; 10 grandchildren, Lauren Lachelle Grammer, Lindsay Danielle Grammer, Gracealyn KayJean Grammer, Edward Allen Grammer, Kimberly Dawn Graziano and husband, Mark, Jerry Wayne "T-Joe" Grammer Jr. and wife, Caroline, Christy Lynn King and husband, Todd, Lisa Marie Shephard and husband, Ray, Dane Robert Grammer and James Bryon Grammer; one stepgrandson, Eric Estep and wife, Kelley; 15 great-grandchildren, Whitney Robins, Derek Schindler, Blake Schindler, Riley Schindler, Cody Wayne Grammer, Abigail Christine Grammer, Cleda May Grammer, Dalton Michael Grammer, Allen James Grammer, Beka Mook, Taryn Lee Averitt, Ceara Nichole King, Caleb Wayne Peterson, Brock William Peterson and Chloe Faye Peterson; one great-stepgranddaughter, Josie Estep; one great-great-grandson, Ethan Robins; and one special friend and cousin, June VanPelt.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Lee Grammer; one granddaughter, Susan Lachelle Grammer; and her parents.

PHOTO FLAG

Jack Ray

ANNA - Jack "Grandpa Jack" Ray, 88, died at 3:22 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in City Care Center in Anna.

He was born May 27, 1920, in Jonesboro, the son of Charlie and Ella Mangrum Ray.

He married Ava Tweedy on Aug. 12, 1940, in Jonesboro, and she survives.

Jack is survived by his wife, Ava Ray of Anna; one son, Rodney Jack Ray of Jonesboro; one brother, Walter C. "Don" Ray of Anna; one sister, Dorothy Wood of Anna; one grandson, Kent Lynn Ray and wife, Rhonda, of Anna; one great-grandson, Damon Ray of Anna; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Karl Lee Ray; brother, George Wayman Ray; sister-in-law, Mabel Ray; and sister, Wanda Spurlock.

Jack served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a lifetime member of Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna. His hobbies were woodworking and spending time with his great-grandson, Damon Ray.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in Anna City Cemetery, with full military honors by Carroll P. Foster Post 3455.

Memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans of America.

Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

Russell Watson

HERRIN - Russell Watson, 72, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin.

Daniel Malone

COLP - Daniel Malone, 46, died Thursday, July 17, 2008, in Herrin Hospital.

Mr. Malone's body was cremated. There will be no service.

Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin is in charge of arrangements.

PHOTO FLAG

William McCratic

MARION - William "Bill" McCratic, 62, of Marion, formerly of Chicago, passed away at 3:14 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Bill was born July 10, 1946, in Chicago, to Edward and Jacqueline (Schon) McCratic.

He married Gail (Padderud) Drewes on Dec. 17, 1993, in Arlington Heights.

Mr. McCratic was a Vietnam Navy veteran, who served on the USS Bryce Canyon.

Once honorably discharged from the Navy, he began a 30-year career with the Arlington Heights Police Department as a patrolman. He retired and moved to Southern Illinois, where he began working as an armed security guard for General Dynamics.

He was a member of the Marion VFW, American Legion and Eagles Club. He enjoyed spending time with friends.

Survivors include his wife, Gail McCratic of Marion; mother, Jacqueline McCratic of Peoria, Ariz.; godmother and aunt, Lorraine Blakely and husband, Robert, of Georgetown, Texas; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Christine McCratic of Cary, Kevin McCratic of McHenry, David Drewes of Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada, and Timothy Drewes of Irvine, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Matthew Hanus of Cary; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Debbie McCratic of Powder Springs, Ga., Timothy and Lisa McCratic of Georgia and Scott McCratic of Texas; sisters and brother-in-law, Sally Jo and Donald Walker of Peoria, Ariz., Darlene and Alexander Porteus of Evanston, Pamela and David VanHeuklom of Wisconsin and Melody McCratic; and many nieces, nephews and cousins; and dear friends, Larry and Pamela Largent of Marion.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A private graveside service will be in Rose Hill Cemetery on Thursday, July 24, 2008, with military rites by the Marion VFW, American Legion Post and National Guard Unit.

Graveside services are being provided by Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorials are suggested to the VFW Ritual Team and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959.

Imogene Bradley

RALEIGH - Imogene Bradley, 83, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Rosiclare Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Jean was born in Johnson County on July 4, 1925, the second of six children, to the late Samuel S. and Blanche Marie (Vinson) Harris.

Jean lived most of her life in Raleigh. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Social Brethren Church and worked for several years at McDonald Hatchery. She and her husband, Jim, also had a small greenhouse in earlier years and grew garden plants and flowers.

She was a devoted mother to her two daughters, Judy (Reid) Smith and husband, Ron, of Eldorado and Sue (Reid) Reiniche and husband, Terry, of Chattanooga, Tenn.

She is also survived by her four grandsons, Brent Smith, Shawn Smith, Darren Reiniche and wife, Kristi, and Damein Reiniche; five great-grandchildren, Cooper, Mason, Gavin, Gracelyn and Evan Reiniche; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Anna Mae Cutrell and Virginia and Charles Malone; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Alma Jean Harris and Bill and Gail Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert "Jim" Bradley in 1998; and brother, Shelby Harris in 2002.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia, with burial in Masonic Cemetery in Raleigh. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Sloan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Pleasant Social Brethren Church.

Henry Matterson

ENERGY - Henry Matterson, 54 of Energy, formerly of Anna, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Helia Healthcare in Energy.

Henry was born Oct. 4, 1953, in Chicago, and is survived by many friends all over Southern Illinois.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Anna Cemetery, with the Rev. David Eidson officiating.

Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

PHOTO

Dorothy Mary Ballard Pribble

ANNA - Dorothy Mary Ballard Pribble, 76, of Anna, formerly of Cobden, went home to be with the Lord at 8:16 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008. Mrs. Pribble passed away at her home in Anna.

She was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Cobden, the daughter of Ford E. and Lana Rynes Ballard.

She married William Andrew "Andy" Pribble in Cobden on Dec. 22, 1951.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Andy Pribble of Anna, to whom she was married for almost 57 years; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah (Pribble) and Pat Hudgens of Elgin; three grandchildren, Liza Rynes Hood and husband, Jeff, of Naperville, Meredith Suzanne Hudgens of Chicago and Andrew Ballard Hudgens of Chicago; and her church family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ford and Lana Ballard; an infant son, Donald Andrew Pribble in January 1958; and one brother, Donald Watt Ballard, who was killed in active duty in Italy during World War II.

Dorothy was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Cobden and an organist there for 50 years.

She was a homemaker; wonderful wife and partner to her husband, Andy; a devoted, loving mother to her daughter; and "Nanny" to her grandchildren, who adored and loved her very much. She was a member of the Eastern Star chapter of Cobden.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in First Baptist Church in Cobden, with the Rev. Allen Speer and the Rev. Dewayne Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Cobden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cobden.

Dennis Murphy Sr.

BLUFORD - Dennis Lee Murphy Sr., 63, died at 8:14 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his home in Bluford.

There will be no public service.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

PHOTO

Hunter Nicolas Childers

ROYALTON - Hunter Nicolas Childers, infant son of Christopher Childers and Charity Hartman of Royalton, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Franklin Hospital in Benton.

He was born May 9, 2008, in Marion.

He is survived by his parents; a brother, Christopher Childers Jr. of Royalton; paternal grandparents, William R. and Anna May Daniels of West Frankfort; maternal grandmother, Edna Hartman of West Frankfort; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Hartman of West Frankfort; maternal stepgrandfather, Steve Treloar of Marseilles; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Floyd Childers.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Parker Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.

For more information or to sign the guest register, visit http://www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com">www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com.

Milo E. Goodall

JOHNSTON CITY - Milo E. Goodall, 83, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, in Herrin Hospital.

He was born June 2, 1925, in Chicago, to Fred Goodall and Grace (Chapman) Goodall.

He married Rose M. Schultejann on June 2, 1956.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Goodall of Johnston City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

It was his wish to be cremated. There will be no visitation or funeral.

Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort is in charge arrangements.

Carmela Aloffo

HERRIN - Carmela Teresa Aloffo, 91, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Herrin Hospital.

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

FLAG

James Glenn Maxwell

SPARTA - James Glenn Maxwell, 74, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his residence.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, in McDaniel Funeral Home in Sparta. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Mr. Maxwell was a farmer and a truck driver.

He was a member of Potter's House and served as a flight instructor in the Air Force.

He was born June 4, 1934, in Blair, to J. Rupert Maxwell and Margaret Pauline Ervin.

He married Barbara Diane Howie on July 2, 1955, in Sparta.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Maxwell of Sparta; sons and daughters-in-law, J. Glen and Denise Maxwell of Flower Mound, Texas, and Randal L. and LaDonna Maxwell of Tulsa, Okla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Scott Stumbo of Bakersfield, Calif., and Beth L. and Jerry Faas of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Nic Faas, Darik Faas, Madison Faas, James Maxwell, Alexis Maxwell, Chad Faas, Jourdan Jourdan and husband, Brolen, Laura Burg and husband, Jesse, Daniel Maxwell and wife, Kalea, Christopher Maxwell, Alyssa Hennessy and husband, Sean, and Tyler Stumbo; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

For more information, visit http://www.mcdanielfh.com">www.mcdanielfh.com.

Gregory Scot Edwards

AVA - Gregory Scot Edwards, 31, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born Dec. 26, 1976, in Chester, the son of Thomas Eugene Edwards and Connie (Dagner) Edwards.

Greg married LeRae M. Jones on Dec. 12, 2003, in Murphysboro.

He worked as an ironworker for Edwards Steel.

He was also a volunteer for the Ava Fire Department and a member of Ironworkers Local No. 392 in East St. Louis.

Greg is survived by his wife, LeRae Edwards of Ava; one son, Keatton Edwards of Ava; father, Thomas Eugene Edwards of Ava; two brothers, Patrick Edwards of Murphysboro and Christopher Edwards of Ava; maternal grandmother, Betty Dagner of Murphysboro; paternal grandparents, Glen Caroline Edwards of Ava; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Albert and Julie Gale of Murphysboro; sisters-in-law, Ashley Gale of Murphysboro and Erin Camfield, husband, Tyler and their son of De Soto; father-in-law, Larry Jones of Dunlap; and his wife's grandparents, Ruth Wright of Murphysboro and Oakley Gale of Ava.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Edwards and maternal grandfather, Howard Dagner.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava, with the Rev. Clayton Yoakum officiating. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a trust fund for Keatton or the American Cancer Society.

For more information or to sign the guestbook, log on to www.wilsonsfuneralhome.net.

Mary Reynolds

BENTON - Mary Evelyn (Walker) Reynolds, 90, died at 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, in Heritage Woods Assisted Living Center in Benton.

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

Karon Givens-McGowan

DE SOTO - Karon Givens-McGowan, 64, died at 5 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, in Oak Grove Rehab and Care Center in Carbondale.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, in First United Methodist Church in Carbondale, with the Rev. John Annable officiating.

Memorials may be made to the church, American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.

PHOTO

Judy Gail Newson

BUNCOMBE - Judy Gail Newson, 60, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Herrin Hospital.

Judy was born Oct. 26, 1947, in Herrin, the daughter of Clarence Hudgens and Lucille (Grigson) Hudgens.

She was a member of Shiloh Christian Church.

Judy had worked as a cook and a waitress.

She is survived by her mother, Lucille Hudgens Little of Lake of Egypt; son, George Davis and wife, Kammy, of Goreville; Billy Joe Bower of Buncombe, who she was raising as her son; two grandchildren, Khris Davis and Melissa Davis; brother, Danny Hudgens and wife, Connie, of Mayfield, Ky.; and sister, Betty Kay Groves of Johnston City.

She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Wendell Hudgens.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

For additional information or to sign the guest memorial register, visit http://www.hughesfuneralhomes.com">www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

Lucille Doty

MARION - Lucille Doty, 87, of Clinton, formerly of Marion, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, in Liberty Village of Clinton.

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

For additional information, visit http://www.wilsonmcreynolds.com">www.wilsonmcreynolds.com.

Juanita Grisham

MARION - Juanita Grisham, 93, of Dallas, formerly of Marion, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, in Centennial Medical Center of Frisco, Texas.

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

For additional information, visit http://www.wilsonmcreynolds.com">www.wilsonmcreynolds.com.

Emma Campbell

WEST FRANKFORT - Emma Campbell, 89, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Varis-Stone Funeral Home.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.