Sarah LeAnn Rollinson

MOUNT VERNON - Sarah LeAnn Rollinson, 32, died at 4:42 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Randy Sells officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Jefferson County.

Vernon Cutt Jr.

MOUNT VERNON - Vernon Lee "Juggy" Cutt Jr., 35, died at 4:42 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Richard McCormick officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.

Jewel L. Lollar (with pix)

MARION - Jewel L. Lollar, 85, passed away at 2:41 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2008, in Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Mondayin Pittsburg Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Eddie Donelson, Ivan Ryan and Glenn Sanders officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant "Poordo" Cemetery. Military rites will be given at the cemetery by VFW Post 1301, American Legion Post 147 and the National Guard.

Memorials may be made to Pittsburg Free Will Baptist Church building fund. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.

Mr. Lollar was born April 12, 1923, in Corinth to Segal and Ava (Beers) Lollar. He married Mary Helen Stephenson on June 5, 1948, in Marion. Together, they shared 60 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Helen of Marion; daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Kelley Wall and Gayla and Loren Taylor, all of Marion; grandchildren, Anita and Brent Gentry, Joe and Erica Blumenstock, Angela and Andy Randolph, Shannon Taylor, Chad Wall, Todd Wall and Lindsey Taylor; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hannah and Heidi Gentry, Joseph, Joshua and Jackson Blumenstock, Gunner Wall, Addy and Ashton Randolph and a great-grandchild expected in November; sisters and brother-in-law, Opal and Marion Stephenson and Anna Mae Motsinger, all of Marion.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Lollar worked as an underground coal miner for 38 years. He was an ordained Free Will Baptist minister and pastored in many area churches, including Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist, Smarts Chapel, two different times at Plasters Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Benton/West City and Saline Mines Church at New Shawneetown.

He was an active member of Pittsburg Free Will Baptist Church. He served his country during World War II with the United States Navy as a first class seaman. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

Jewel enjoyed daily studying from God's word, reading religious literature and sharing God's love with others. His first love was God, family and country. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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

Erna Culp

WILLISVILLE - Erna Culp, 92, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at Three Springs Lodge in Chester.

Arrangements are pending at Wilson's Funeral Home in Percy.

Kelly Sue Hays (with pix)

HERRIN - Kelly Sue Hays, 35, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Herrin, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in Tampa General Hospital of complications from breast cancer.

Kelly was born Aug. 24, 1972, in Carbondale to Dr. William and Sue (Mearkle) Hays.

She had an active and productive life. She graduated from Herrin High School and Southern Illinois University with a degree in marketing.

She was employed by Select Health Care as a business development representative in the Tampa area. She traveled extensively and had many wonderful friends who cared for her greatly.

She made a valiant fight against breast cancer, which was inspirational to those who were around her. Her courage and strength of will were second to none. Even to her last day, she never, never gave up.

She is survived by her father and stepmother, Dr. William and Pam Hays of Herrin; her mother and stepfather, Sue and Mendal Mearkle of Apple Valley, Minn.; sister, Karen Elliott, and brother, Billy Hays, both of Herrin; niece, Madison Elliott of Herrin; stepbrother, Robert Mearkle of Budapest, Hungary; stepsister and husband, Jennifer and Terry Tupy, of St Paul, Minn.; grandfather, Eldon Eichhorn of Bloomington, Minn.; uncles, Richard and Steven Eichhorn of Minnesota; aunt, Ramona Hays; cousins, Michelle Smith of Herrin, Christian Bain of Michigan and Danny and Terry Jenkins of Herrin; aunt, Margie Eichhorn of Florida; and cousins, April Eichhorn and Emily Brown and Katie and Jake Eichhorn.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Morris and Evelyn Hays; uncle, Morris "Hank" Hays; cousins, Holly and Morris Hays III; maternal grandmother, Ada Eichhorn, and uncle, Roger Eichhorn.

She was loved by many who knew her and was an inspiration of courage and conviction in her battle against breast cancer, followed by many on her http://carepages.com">carepages.com (kelleyhays7) through the Moffitt Cancer Center.

She has gone to be with the Lord in Heaven and in the presence of Jesus Christ.

The family would like to express its gratitude to all those who supported her in her battle and give special thanks to Dr. John Cox and Dr. Susan Minton of Tampa, who treated her and to Tampa General Hospital and its staff for excellent care and compassion in her final days.

The funeral service will be at 1:42 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. The Rev. David Maragni will officiate. A committal ceremony will at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Tuesday afternoon, followed by a reception for family and friends at Community of Faith Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Because of serious health concerns in the immediate family, friends and family are urged to not send flowers or wear perfume, since they may set off a serious allergic reaction. The family prefers that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, the Tampa General Hospital Tree of Life or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund.

Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th St., Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit http://www.hughesfuneralhomes.com">www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

Mae B. Bumann (with pix)

SWANWICK - Mae Bumann, 93, passed away at 12:49 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Pinckneyville Community Hospital.

Mae was born March 15, 1915, in Sparta, the daughter of Richard and Minnie (McCormick) Robinson. She married Kenneth L. Bumann April 13, 1932, in East St. Louis. He preceded her in death April 23, 1982.

She was a homemaker and a member of Winkle Baptist Church. She drove the Swanwick/Coulterville school bus route using a station wagon. She was a member of the Swanwick quilting group and loved flowers, embroidery and especially spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Richard (Nellie) Bumann of Swanwick and Gene (Helen) Bumann of Homeland, Calif.; two daughters, Marilyn (Lonnie) Ogilvie of Swanwick and Sharon (Tom) Krapf of Edwardsville; 11 grandchildren, Robert Bumann of Henderson, Nev., Karen Willer of Simi Valley, Calif., Kevin Bumann of Coulterville, Kelly Brookman of Red Bud, Kimberly Thornton of Pinckneyville, Jeffrey Ogilvie of Swanwick, Tim Ogilvie of Sparta, Lisa Dennis of South Elgin, Paul Krapf of Bentonville, Ark., Jason Krapf of Edwardsville and Matt Krapf of Overland Park, Kan.; 29 great-grandchildren and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant brother, Robert Lee Robinson; and a grandson, Damon Krapf.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Winkle Baptist Church in Winkle with the Rev. Jeff Downard officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church and again from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday.

Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery in Swanwick.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pyatt Funeral Home of Coulterville is in charge of arrangements.

For more information or to sign on online guest register, visit http://www.pyattfuneralhome.com">www.pyattfuneralhome.com.

Wallace C. Kimbro

DU QUOIN - Wallace C. Kimbro, 83, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2008, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Wallace owned Art Craft Printing for 34 years. He was a life member of the Elks and the American Legion in Du Quoin.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

Wallace was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Du Quoin, the son of Rob Roy and Alma (Tate) Kimbro.

He married Elvera Elizabeth Durnell Nov. 18, 1950, in Folkston, Ga., and she survives.

Wallace is survived by his wife of Du Quoin; two sons, Bruce Kimbro and wife Deborah of Du Quoin and Brian Kimbro and wife Dianna of Mulkeytown; one sister, Helen Sterling Kimbro; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Robilee French.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with the Rev. Mike Ebersohl officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by Du Quoin VFW and Du Quoin American Legion.

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

Clora Mae Ellet (with pix)

GRAND TOWER - Clora Mae Ellet, 87, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, surrounded by her loving family in Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro.

Clora Mae was born in Grand Tower Jan. 18, 1921, to George Washington and Bertie Clutts. She married Ervin Ellet Jan. 23, 1936, in Jackson County. He preceded her in death March 1, 1996.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter; one son; two grandsons; one granddaughter; three brothers; and three sisters.

Clora Mae was a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters, Charlene Yandell of Tunnel Hill and Sherry J. Densford, Theresa Pinnon and Eunice Clover, all of Grand Tower; one son, Jerry Ellet of Vienna; one brother, Millard Clutts of Farmington, Mo.; three sisters, Mary Huddleston of Farmington, Rose Reynolds of Notre Dame, Ind., and Alice Anderson of Belleville; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today in Meredith Funeral Chapel in Grand Tower. The Rev. Jim Sumner will officiate. Visitation was Friday at the funeral chapel.

Interment will be at Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower.

Betty J. Emery

MARION - Betty J. Emery, 79, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, at the home of her son.

She was born May 1, 1929, in West Frankfort, to Fred and Maude (Goodknight) Saul. She married Ralph Emery Aug. 12, 1945, in Piggott, Ark. Together they shared more than 55 years of marriage, until his death July 30, 2001.

Betty was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Redeemer Church.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas Emery and wife Cheryl, Richard Emery and wife Ruth, and David F. Emery; five grandchildren, Jenny Danner and husband Anthony, Rachel Butler, Lindsey King and husband Bobby, Ryan Emery and Keeley Emery; six great-grandchildren, Peyton and Zoey Danner, Alison, Alexandrea and Isiah Butler and Tommy King; three brothers, Don Saul, Richard Saul and Ralph Saul; and sister, Eileen Adams.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; three brothers, J.W. "Bud" Saul, Bob Saul and Bill Saul; and sister, Dolores Conley.

Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Monday in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Ray Heilener officiating. Entombment with be in East Lawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Monday at the church.

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Marion Senior Citizens or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959.

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

Clifford A. Reiman

MURPHYSBORO - Clifford A. Reiman, 68, died at 12:32 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2008, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Arrangements are pending at Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava.

Shirley Dunn (with pix)

CARBONDALE - Shirley Dunn, 67, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at her residence.

Services will be at noon Monday in Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Blankenship officiating.

She was born Oct. 20, 1940, in Olive Branch to Orean and Mary (Bishop) Williams. She married Vernie Dunn Oct. 3, 1960, and he survives.

She was retired from Nationwide Glove Factory.

She is survived by her husband, Vernie Dunn of Carbondale; two sons, Randy (Lisa) Dunn of Marion and Anthony (Angie) Dunn of Granite City; three sisters, Faye (Kenny) Tyler of Marion, Cathy Walter of McAllen, Texas and Wanda (Eric) Kohvert of Waukesha, Wis.; a brother, Don Williams of Olive Branch; an uncle and aunt, Walter and Nellie Bishop of Olive Branch; four grandchildren, Mercedes, Tori, Toni and Brayden Dunn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Terry Dunn.

Jerome Lueker

PINCKNEYVILLE - Jerome "Jerry" Lueker, 59, died Friday, July 4, 2008, in the emergency room of Pinckneyville Community Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville.

Agatha Little Walter

KARNAK - Agatha Little Walter, 89, died at 9:20 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2008, in Metropolis Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery in Boaz. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Robert J. Dobrinick

PINCKNEYVILLE - Robert J. "Bob" Dobrinick, 73, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville.

Norma L. Shockley

BENTON - Norma L. Shockley, 93, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2008, in Severin Intermediate Care Home in Benton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Morton & Johnson Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Kurt Sanders and Nancy deLatour officiating. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton.

Norma was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Benton, the daughter of William Aaron and Vella Marie (Shockley) Wingo. She worked at Benton High School for several years and was a night auditor at the Holiday Inn for several years.

She was married to Alva Shockley for 31 years.

Shockley was a wonderful homemaker. She loved her family and was always there when needed. She especially loved to cook and her dishes were thoroughly enjoyed at the annual family reunions.

She was a beautiful lady who was loved by everyone who knew her. On her birthdays, she was famous for riding with her son on his motorcycle around the square and having her photo appear in the local newspaper. Her last trip was on her 91st birthday.

Mrs. Shockley is survived by her daughter, Deloris Shockley; son, Virgil Wayne "Red" Shockley; three grandchildren, Lynnette Warren, Victor Wayne Shockley and wife Ana, and Kara Nicole Hobbs and husband Danny; eight great-grandchildren, Jonathan Daniel, Timothy Jerett, Nickolas Gray and Hunter Wade Shockley, Chelsea and Jason Warren, and Aaron James Hobbs and Daniel Hobbs; sisters, Numa Lampley and Maxine Wingo of Benton; brother, William Aaron Wingo Jr. and wife Dixie of Westervelt; three nieces, husbands and children, Patty and Gary Townsend of Shelbyville, Sheila Garvin of Westervelt and Leslie and Charles Lewis of Shelbyville, and brother-in-law, Bill Gamble and his family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; baby son, Lowell Glen Shockley; brother, Vernon Wingo; and sister, Evelyn Gamble.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 302 S. Main St., Benton, IL 62812.

Timothy Sherman Hammond Sr.

BENTON - Timothy Sherman Hammond Sr., 63, died at 3:51 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2008, in Franklin Hospital in Benton.

Mr. Hammond was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Benton, the son of Leslie Hammond and Wilma (Storey) Hammond.

He was a U.S. Army Vietnam disabled veteran and a dedicated member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in West Frankfort.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Timothy Hammond Jr. and wife Christy of Benton and Daniel Paul Hammond and wife Angela of Benton; one daughter, Diana Clark and husband Carl of Benton; a stepson, Robert Gray of Benton; two stepdaughters, Julie Gray of Boston and Michele Gunn of Orient; 10 grandchildren, the loves of his life, Jessica Hammond, Jaclyn Hammond, Timothy Hammond III, Tyler Hammond, Daniel Paul Hammond Jr., Kirsten Hammond, Jacob Hammond, Kayleigh Hammond, Preston Clark and Carly Clark, all of Benton; two best friends and mothers of his children, Gloria Hanner and Diane Hammond, both of Benton; five brothers, Carney Hammond and Billy Hammond Sr., both of Benton, and Leslie Dale Hammond, George Gale Hammond and Johnny Hammond, all of Hendersonville, Tenn.; two sisters, Wilma Ann Smith of Paducah and Joy Cardwell of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.

Hammond was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lorraine (Winnie) Beall; three brothers, Alvin Hammond, Jimmy Hammond and Paul Hammond.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Cypher Cemetery in Whittington with military rites performed by the Benton American Legion and VFW.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helia Healthcare Center in Benton, where he performed 10 years of faithful volunteer service, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

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