MARION — Ruth Elinor (Jones) Headley, 87, formerly of Herrin and West Frankfort, left this life and went home to her heavenly reward at 2:41 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Marion. God wrapped his loving arms around Elinor and like a soft breeze he touched her soul and lifted her up into his…

CARBONDALE — Dale Clark, 99, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Century Assisted Living.

CARTERVILLE — Richard W. Aumiller passed away peacefully Friday June 1, 2018, in Marion.

HERRIN — Ira Lee Smith, 91, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Herrin.

CARTERVILLE — Anthony "Tony" R. Kampwerth, 78, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away June 8, 2018, at his home.

BUNCOMBE — Gilbert “Butch” Prater, 75 (or as he liked to say “three-quarters of a century”), a resident of Buncombe, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Thursday,  June 14, 2018, at his home.

MARION — Charles Ray Blankenship, 89, Marion, passed away peacefully at 9:26 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Veteran’s Community Living Center of Marion.

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CARBONDALE — Laverene J. Penkal, 94, passed away peacefully June 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

HERRIN — Ira Lee Smith, 91, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

CARBONDALE — Susan Marie Fehrenbacher, 62, of Carbondale, passed away June 12, 2018, surrounding by family and friends.

HERRIN — Charles Eugene Emery, 74, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 14, 2018, in the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana.

CARBONDALE — Maura Lee Rayfield, 61, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

MARION — Larry Wayne Adams, 77, of Marion, a former resident of Johnston City, passed away at 11:02 p.m., Friday, June 15, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

CARBONDALE — Janice (Moake) Nix passed away on June 14, 2018. She was 73 years old, having left this life on the day of her birth.

MURPHYSBORO — Betty Jean Taylor, 90, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

CAMPBELL HILL – Paul Schatte, 72, passed away at 2:14 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

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MARION — John Randall Johnson, 88, was born Feb. 20, 1930, and entered Heaven on June 15, 2018. He loved his God, his wife, his family and his friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

ENERGY — Paul Edward Sanders passed away on Nov. 11, 2006, and Dorothy June Sanders passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, in Florida.

MARION — John Randall Johnson, 88, of Marion, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at 4:30 a.m. at the VA Medical Center in Marion.

BUNCOMBE — Gilbert “Butch” Prater, age 75 (or as he liked to say “three-quarters of a century”), a resident of Buncombe, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2018, at his home.

HERRIN — Dennis Jack Waugh, 54, of Herrin, died on Tuesday, June 11, 2018, at Herrin Hospital.

DEVIL'S KITCHEN — Janice (Moake) Nix passed away on June 14, 2018. She was 73 years old, having left this life on the day of her birth.

JONESBORO — Pamela “Pam” G. Gonzales, 61, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

PINCKNEYVILLE — Donald L. “The Bee Man” Kuhnert, age 83, of Pinckneyville, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 6:20 a.m. at his home.

HERRIN — Kenneth Charles Bolen, 78, of Herrin, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, at the CLC at the VA Medical Center in Marion.

MURPHYSBORO — Alma 'Pauline' Elwell, 99, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:54 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

CARBONDALE — Aldona H. Johnson, 89, of Carbondale, died at 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

HERRIN — Janet Faye Ansinelli, age 75, of Herrin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

SESSER — Carolyn Joyce Atchison, 79, of Sesser, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Continued Care Hospital in Paducah.

MARION — Brenda Kay Capps, 65, of Marion, and formerly of Johnston City, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, in Integrity Health Care of Marion.

BENTON - Charles E. Keaton, 86, of Benton, passed away at 5:25 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

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MURPHYSBORO — Brian Edward Stewart, 46, of Murphysboro, passed away at 12:19 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his residence in Murphysboro.

HERRIN — Rose Mary Waldron, 77, passed away at 10:20 p.m. on June 9, 2018, at her home in Herrin.