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The Southern Illinoisan will accept obituaries from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, publication in the Thursday paper. This includes all obituaries. Late obituaries will not be published the following day.

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HERRIN — David Allen Duncan, 67, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2018, at his home.

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SESSER — Donnie Bennett, 75, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

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JOHNSTON CITY — Stephen Allen Sparks, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at 1:57 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the age of 64.

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HERRIN — Robert W. Chambers Jr., 28, formerly of Herrin departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 in Urbana.

HERRIN — Jewell M. Avripas, 94, of Herrin, passed away at 6:19 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at her home.

WEST FRANKFORT — Millie Johnson, 94, of West Frankfort, passed away at 6:01 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in the Mount Vernon Healthcare Center.

MARION - Wanda Louise Troester, 76, of Marion, formerly of Olmsted, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2018, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin.

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GRAND TOWER — Hazel L. Cook, 57, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

ELKVILLE — Jeff Crane, 57, of Elkville, passed away peacefully with children at his side on Nov. 10, 2018, at Saint Louis University Hospital.

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WEST FRANKFORT — Danny Ray Williams, 82, passed away at 9:44 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Herrin Hospital.

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ANNA — Chris Ayers, 52, of North Port, Alabama, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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HERRIN — Jewell Avripas, 94, passed away at 6:19 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at her home.

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MARION — Kenneth Earl Odum, 80, passed away peacefully at 5:43 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at his home.

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MARION — The Rev. G. William Sims, 98, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.

BENTON — Mrs. Mary B. Cockrum, 98, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at her home.

MARION — Tommy Joe Parks, 76, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in the VA Medical Center in Marion.

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CARBONDALE – Dr. George Kao, 59, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

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DU QUOIN — William Raymond Gross Jr., 77, of O'Fallon, born Monday, July 14, 1941, in Du Quoin, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Elmwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Maryville.

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MARION — Skylar Marie Mieldezis passed away at 10:52 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, and Julian Dean Mieldezis, passed away at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Barnes-Jewish Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

BENTON — Ronald Lee Dollins, 85, went to his reward in Heaven at 10:48 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

MARION — Bertha Mae Acree, 75, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Heartland Regional Medical Center.

HERRIN — Stephen Gerald Jones, 65, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

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MARION — Skylar Marie Mieldezis passed away at 10:52 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, and Julian Dean Mieldezis passed away at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Barnes-Jewish Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

BENTON — Jack W. Davis, 66, passed away Monday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2018, in SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon.

CARBONDALE — Dr. George Kao, 59, passed away suddenly Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

VIENNA — Rhudell Dawes, 90, of Marion, formerly of Vienna, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Marion Rehab and Nursing Center. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Those attending the service are asked to be at the cemetery a…

CARBONDALE — Mary A. Richardson, 90, of Carbondale, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale surrounded by her loving family.

PITTSBURG — James “Jim” E. Merrow, 60, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Herrin Hospital.

DU QUOIN — Carrie Mae Roberts, 96, of Du Quoin, passed away at 4:34 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Illinois.

HERRIN — James Randall “Randy" Strunk, 72, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.

DU QUOIN — Robert Loren “Bobby” Heape, 76, of Du Quoin, passed away peacefully at 2:52 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin surrounded by his family.

CARBONDALE — Janice (Wood) Autrey passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Marion.

CARTERVILLE — Gene Cantrell, 80, passed away at 10:52 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at his daughters residence.

CARBONDALE — Janice (Wood) Autrey passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Marion.

On All Saints Day, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 11:15 p.m., a very good man, Thomas Read Evans, left this world at the young age of 70.