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2009-07-16T00:00:00Z Obits The Southern
July 16, 2009 12:00 am

Judy Bollmann

CUTLER - Judy A. Bollmann, 65, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009, in Memorial Hospital in Chester.

Per her wishes, Ms. Bollmann will be cremated.

Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville is in charge of arrangements.

Lela Glick

CARTERVILLE - Lela Mae Glick, 94, of Springfield, formerly of Carterville, died Monday, July 13, 2009, in Capitol Care Center in Springfield.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Energy, with the Rev. Brad Harlow officiating.

Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Harvey

MARION - Dorothy Harvey, 87, of Marion, formerly of Anna and Wilmington, N.C., died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009, in Parkway Manor in Marion.

Per her request, there will be no services.

Crain Funeral Home, Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Loren James

METROPOLIS - Mr. Loren "Chigger" James, 92, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in Southgate Nursing and Rehab.

Mr. James was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis and West Frankfort Teamsters Local 347.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Juanita (Parmely) James; one daughter, Janis Crabtree of Kevil, Ky.; one son, Gary Neal James of Brookport; two grandsons, Joe Crabtree and wife, Rita, of Kevil, Ky., and Tom Crabtree and wife, Johnna, of Paducah; one granddaughter, Tina Lindsey of Paducah; three great-grandsons, Justin and Bobby Joe Crabtree, and Skyler Lindsey; two great-granddaughters, Stormy and Summer Logsdon; two great-great-grandsons, Cody and Bayley Crabtree; and three great-great-great-grandchildren, Zoe, Jayden and Aiden Logsdon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe E. James and Laura (Littlemeyer) James; seven brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Metropolis Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Joe Buchanan officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Ella Dee Lewis

CHRISTOPHER - Ella Dee Lewis, 88, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 14th, 2009, in Frankfort Care Center in West Frankfort.

Ella Dee was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Kuttawa, Ky., to Hiram and Mary Helen (Yates) Peek.

Ella Dee was united in marriage to her husband, Stanley Lewis, who survives, for 61 years.

She was a Registered Nurse by trade in Chicago, retiring when she and Stanley returned home to the area.

Ella Dee and Stanley owned and operated Lewis' Pit Barbeque in Benton until both retired and spent their retirement in Benton and Christopher. Ella Dee was also a member of Horse Prairie Baptist Church.

Ella Dee is survived by her husband, Stanley; one grandson, Nelson Newton of Lemont; three granddaughters, Leora Dee Newton of Christopher, Linda Newton-Brandon of Kentucky, and Sue Newton-McDonald of Kentucky. She also leaves five great-grandchildren.

Ella Dee was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Newton; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Davis Funeral Chapel (Illinois 148 and Park Street Road), with Pastor James Kerley officiating. Interment will be in Horse Prairie Cemetery near Sesser. Visitation for friends and family will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Horse Prairie Baptist Church, C/O Paula Levault, 304 West North St., Sesser, IL 62884. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To send condolences to the family, visit www.davisfuneral-chapel.com.

Jewel Lemons

SCHELLER - Jewel (Van Hoorebeke) Wells Lemons, 82, died at 8 p. m. Wednesday July 15, 2009, in Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Raymond Capps officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Waltonville Free Will Baptist Youth Group.

Mary Farris

CAIRO - Mary L. Farris, 84, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in Daystar Care Center in Cairo.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, in Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, with the Rev. Mike Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Johanna Pollack

HERRIN - Johanna Pollack, 101, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin.

Johanna was born June 3, 1908, in Riverton, to Louie and Marie Klun.

She married Harry Pollack, and he preceded her in death in 1960.

Mrs. Pollack was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Joe Castrale of Herrin; and her nephew, John Klun of Flint, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; beloved daughter, Geneva Castrale; granddaughter, Rebecca Castrale; three brothers, John, Louis and Ludwig Klun; and one sister, Marie Mientus.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin.

The family requests no flowers; memorial donations may be made to Shawnee Christian Nursing Center, or a charity of the donor's choice and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th St., Herrin, IL 62948.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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Lois Kern

METROPOLIS - Lois Evelyn Kern, 81, passed away at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday July 15, 2009, in Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.

Mrs. Kern was born April 18, 1928, in Royalton, to John H. and Eugenia (Hale) Carpenter.

She was of Christian faith. She was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Joseph C. Kern of Metropolis; one son, Robert E. Kern and wife, Marlene, of Fayetteville, N.C.; one daughter, Beverly Turner and husband, Greg, of Metropolis; four grandchildren, Matthew and Madisson Turner of Metropolis, Michael Kern of Charlotte, N.C., and Michelle Hines and husband, Norman, of Greensboro, N.C.; two great-grandsons; one brother, Raymond Carpenter of Royalton; two sisters, Ines Powers of Hurst and Bonnie Johnson of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Troy Carpenter and Virgil Carpenter; and one sister, Beaulah Stone.

Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis, with the Rev. Gary Cruse officiating. Burial will be at the Massac Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Paul bearers will be Michael Kern, Norman Hines, Terry Mattingly, Charles Mattingly, Virgil L.Carpenter and Jason Brown. Honorary pall bearers will be Matthew Turner and Robert Turner. Special Music will be by Chandy Burklow.

Memorials may be given to St. Jude's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Beulah Kissel

MOUNT VERNON - Beulah Ferne Kissel, 90, died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in Mount Vernon Health Care Center.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, in the chapel at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, with the Rev. Bud Storey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Barbara Miller

MACEDONIA - Barbara Ellen Miller, 60, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, in Herrin Hospital.

She was born Aug. 21, 1948, in Detroit to Robert and Netta (Browning) Ozborne.

Barbara married James Ray Miller; he survives in Macedonia.

She worked for Franklin-Williamson Department of Human Services.

Barbara is survived by her husband, James Ray; children, Elizabeth Durbin Pierce of Benton, Gary and Angie Durbin of Benton, Melissa Miller of New York, James Jr. and Patty Miller of Benton, Sherri Clarey of Du Quoin, Tracy Harter of St. Louis and Libby Ann Miller of Granite City; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Laurie Ozborne of Michigan; and brother, Chet Ozborne of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Mrs. Miller's wishes were to be cremated. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, at the funeral home.

For more information, visit www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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Ronald Burgener

OLNEY - Ronald Alan Burgener, 67, died at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009, in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney, with Pastor Dale Akers officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Haven Hill Cemetery in Olney. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with an Elks memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Robert Howard

BENTON - Robert "Bob" Eugene Howard, 75, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, with David Howard officiating. Burial will be in Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Benton Baptist Church Building Fund.

Ada Clampet

SCHELLER - Ada Lucille Clampet, 100, of Cincinnati, died Monday, July 13, 2009, in Cincinnati.

Ada was born Jan. 1, 1909, in Du Bois, to Alonzo E. and Ida (Barnett) Clampet.

She is survived by nieces Rose Wilson and Melissa Karaus; great niece and nephew, Sue Ann Fenters and Michael Karaus; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Dwight, Luther, Charles and Howard; and six sisters, Emaline, Erna, Creta, Lydia, Rowena and Mildred.

Services in Cincinnati will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Elden Good Funeral Home, 2620 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Local graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Bald Hill Cemetery in Scheller. Interment will be in Bald Hill Cemetery in Scheller.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is in charge of the arrangements.

For more information, go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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Eugene Cox

MARION - Eugene "Gene" L. Cox, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Marion passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

Mr. Cox was born and raised in Marion. He attended the University of Illinois and was a member of Delta Phi Fraternity.

After college, he returned to run the second generation family-owned furniture and retail business, Cox Hardware and Furniture of Marion.

Mr. Cox was also a very active leader in his community and was voted "Man of the Year" by the Marion Chamber of Commerce. He served as president of several organizations including Chamber of Commerce and Lion's Club. He was an active Mason and longtime member of Elks Club.

Upon retirement, Mr. Cox moved to Covington, La., a bedroom community of New Orleans. After hurricane Katrina, Mr. Cox relocated to Huntsville, Ala., to a life care retirement community.

Mr. Cox is survived by his daughter, Sally Cox Spencer and husband, Guy J. Spencer Jr., of Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Nancy Cox de Montluzin and husband, Roch Eugene Edgar de Montluzin III, of New Orleans; son, Stephen Eugene Cox and wife, Jeanette Cooper Cox, of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Hailey Cox Eddy and husband, John Eddy, of Las Vegas; daughter, Brandon Cox Fertig and husband, Dale Fertig, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter, Leslie Cox Travelstead and husband, David Travelstead, of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, with the Rev. Victor Long officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church; envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market St., Marion, IL 62959.

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Doyle Hale

PITTSBURG - Doyle "Pee Wee" Hale, 75, passed away Wednesday July 15, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Wolf Lake, to Lloyd Hale and Florence (Davis) Hale.

Doyle married Linda (Childers) Hale on Nov. 12, 1983, in Marion.

He was a retired truck driver and a longtime member of Oleo Bird Club in Pittsburg. Doyle served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a POW.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Pittsburg; three sons, Larry Hale and wife, Cathy, of Romeoville, Darrell Hale and wife, Patti, of Downers Grove and Owen Stone of Percy; two daughters, Sandy Turner and husband J.R. of McAlester, Okla. and Teresa Boles and husband Greg of Marion; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Pat Huffman.

It was his wish to be cremated. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church in Pittsburg, with the Rev. Andy Lee and the Rev. Stan Serati officiating. Interment of ashes with military rites by West Frankfort VFW and Orient and Zeigler American Legion posts will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the church and funeral home.

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

For more information or to sign the guest register, visit www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com.

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Johnanna Prusacki

NASHVILLE - Johnanna Prusacki, 74, of Nashville, formerly of Tamaroa, passed away at 3:29 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Johnanna was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Du Quoin, the daughter of Max and Moriene (Sizemore) Morrow and Lester Robison.

She had been activity director at the Fair View Nursing Center in Du Quoin, retiring after 29 years of service. She was a member of Friendship Church of Christ at Tamaroa.

Johnanna is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Sabo and husband, Stephen, of Nashville, Cindy Prusacki and partner, Laura Janaske, of Nashville, and Jennifer "JJ" Wiesen and husband, Scott, of Centralia; two brothers, Max Morrow of Sondheimer, La., and Richard Morrow of Tamaroa; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Tigger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Joseph Prusacki and Kenneth Prusacki; and two sisters, Ina Longshore and Katherine George.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa, with Pastor Arven Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Tamaroa Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa.

Friends may make memorials to Prusacki Scholarship Fund; memorials will be accepted at the funeral home.

For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.

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Floyd William Dorris

MATTOON - Floyd William Dorris, 93, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at home, surrounded by his wife and other family members.

He was born May 24, 1916, in Oakland, a son of Cecil Ray and Lillie May (Taylor) Dorris.

Floyd graduated from Oakland Township High School in 1934. Floyd served as president of his class and lettered four times in football. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1939.

He married Frances Lucille Lamp in 1940. Children born to this union were James W. Dorris and Ruth Darlene Dorris Budd.

Floyd married Frances Ann Hance in 1966; she survives.

He served in churches in Coatsville, Mo., Unionville, Iowa, and the following churches in Illinois: Oreana, Aledo, Cooks Mills, Arcola, Bourbon, Ferrell in Marion, North America in Harrisburg, Mount Zion in Buncomb, and First Baptist in Creal Springs. Floyd edited a very popular column entitled "Truths For Today" in Marion Weekly Review. He also served as chaplain for hospice at the local hospital in Marion. He and his wife, Frances Ann, made many friends and enjoyed the community of Marion for 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Ann Dorris of Mattoon; son, James W. Dorris and wife, Diane, of Meridian, Ohio; daughter, Ruth Darlene Budd of Arcola; stepchildren, Don Hance and wife, Linda, of Mattoon, Jean Michaels and husband, Ken, of Farmer City, and Pat Malueg of Dallas; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Cecil and Lester Dorris.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, in First Southern Baptist Church, 3521 DeWitt Ave., in Mattoon. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

The Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Memorial gifts in his honor are suggested to First Southern Baptist Church, American Cancer Society, or Lincolnland Hospice.

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