Obituaries

Kevin Dailey
B: 1957-07-10
D: 2018-05-15
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Dailey, Kevin
Jerry Wougamon
B: 1948-11-14
D: 2018-05-15
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Wougamon, Jerry
Juanita Rogers
B: 1932-07-17
D: 2018-05-11
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Rogers, Juanita
Deon Smith
B: 1939-08-09
D: 2018-05-10
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Smith, Deon
Elizabeth "Betty" Ebersohl
B: 1927-03-19
D: 2018-05-04
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Ebersohl, Elizabeth "Betty"
Donna Elbrecht
B: 1933-08-21
D: 2018-05-03
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Elbrecht, Donna
Vonny Davidson
B: 1937-04-14
D: 2018-05-01
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Davidson, Vonny
Gary Rains
B: 1957-04-10
D: 2018-04-30
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Rains, Gary
Phyllis Borgsmiller
B: 1928-03-01
D: 2018-04-24
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Borgsmiller, Phyllis
Starletta Kerley
B: 1959-01-25
D: 2018-04-24
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Kerley, Starletta
Bill Cripps
B: 1931-06-12
D: 2018-04-19
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Cripps, Bill
Brian Brown
B: 1989-02-25
D: 2018-04-14
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Brown, Brian
Michele Joiner
B: 1966-05-10
D: 2018-04-13
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Joiner, Michele
Bill Daum
B: 1922-06-19
D: 2018-04-03
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Daum, Bill
Jane House
B: 1934-06-01
D: 2018-04-01
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House, Jane
Billy Craig
B: 1951-06-07
D: 2018-03-31
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Craig, Billy
Michael "Skip" Gale
B: 1948-07-04
D: 2018-03-31
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Gale, Michael "Skip"
Julia Endres
B: 1941-03-07
D: 2018-03-23
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Endres, Julia
Bonnie Brouillette
B: 1928-11-11
D: 2018-03-22
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Brouillette, Bonnie
William (Bill) White
B: 1939-10-08
D: 2018-03-22
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White, William (Bill)
Louanne Tackitt
B: 1963-06-08
D: 2018-03-12
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Tackitt, Louanne

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Bill Cripps

June 12, 1931 - - April 19, 2018

Bill L. Cripps, 86, of Murphysboro, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Bill was born on June 12, 1931, in Jackson County, Illinois, to Marvin and Helen Cripps. He worked as an automobile mechanic and working on cars was his life. Bill married Evelyn White on December 12, 1957, in Perryville, Missouri, and she preceded hi ...

Billy Craig

June 07, 1951 - - March 31, 2018

Billy L. Craig, 66, of Murphysboro, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his residence in Murphysboro, Illinois. Billy was born on June 7, 1951, in Herrin, Illinois, to Orville Kenneth Craig and Ruby (Cain) Craig. He had worked as a maintenance electrician at BICC Cable in DuQuoin, Illinois. He liked to hunt and watch Cardinal Baseball games. Billy married ...

Ruth Cook

April 16, 1954 - - October 22, 2017

Ruth Ann Cook, 63, of Murphysboro, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Ruth was born on April 16, 1954, in Murphysboro, to Harry Murphy, Sr. and Vivian Ruth (Adkins) Murphy. She had worked for thirty years at SIU-Carbondale and retired as an office manager. Mrs. Cook was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Murphysbo ...

Charles "Charlie" Crowell

August 18, 1922 - - July 26, 2017

Charles "Charlie" F. Crowell, 94, of Murphysboro, passed away at his home in Murphysboro on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Charles was born on August 18, 1922, in Murphysboro, and was the fourth son of James Edward Crowell and Cora Alice (Reynolds) Crowell. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers Edward, Louie, and Howard and his sister Helen. He began work at ...

Sandra Cantrell

September 10, 1956 - - July 23, 2017

Sandra Kay Cantrell, 60, of Murphysboro, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Sandra was born on September 10, 1956, in Carbondale, to Paul Clover and Beulah Mae (Ozburn) Clover. She was a housewife, but she was also "jack of all trades". She could crochet, upholster, garden, and anything else that she set her mind t ...

Marilyn "Sue" Cochran

November 04, 1935 - - June 15, 2017

Marilyn "Sue" Cochran, 81, of Murphysboro, went to be with the Lord at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Manor Court of Carbondale. Marilyn was born on November 4, 1935, in Anna, Illinois, to Lonnie Norman and Reba (Teal) Norman. Mrs. Cochran loved the Lord. She was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship in Murphysboro. Sue married Jackie E. Cochran on June 8, 19 ...

Pearledith Counce

March 03, 1928 - - March 08, 2017

Pearledith Counce, 89, of Murphysboro, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her residence in Murphysboro. Pearledith was born on March 3, 1928, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Rosser A. Powell and Kathleen (Reeder) Powell. She had worked for twenty-eight years as an operator and repair clerk for the General Telephone Company. Mrs. Counce was a member of t ...

Billie Carter

December 11, 1935 - - March 04, 2017

Billie Eugene Carter, 81, of Murphysboro, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Billie was born on December 11, 1935, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Fred Carter and Lila (Law) Carter. He had work many years at Com-Pac in Carbondale. Mr. Carter was a good hard working man and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had att ...

Fred Cripps

March 21, 1935 - - February 14, 2017

Fred Cripps, 81, of Murphysboro, passed away at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the DuQuoin Nursing and Rehabilitation at DuQuoin, Illinois. Fred was born on March 21, 1935, in Murphysboro, to Joe Cripps, and Nora (Moutria) Cripps. He had been the Sand Ridge Road Commissioner for twenty years. Fred was a heavy equipment salesman and had worked for E. T. Simm ...

Wanda Coffel

June 01, 1926 - - January 07, 2017

Wanda Coffel, 90, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Wanda was born on June to 12, 1926, in Herrin, Illinois, to Bill and Mae (Bradley) Mulkin. She had worked for over 30 years as a licensed nurse beginning at Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin, then at the Carbondale Clinic, and finally retiring from t ...

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