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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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Cheryl Owen

August 13, 1950 - - April 09, 2016

Cheryl Beth Owen, 65, of Ava, passed away at 3:01 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Cheryl was born on August 13, 1950, in Evansville, Indiana, to Charles Albert Owen and Virginia (Gates) Owen. Growing up in Evansville, Indiana, she had participated in the Girl Scouts, the Evansville 4H Club, and Afghan Hound Society of Central Indi ...

Delores O'Guinn

March 13, 1927 - - August 28, 2015

Delores E. O'Guinn, 88, of Murphysboro, passed away at 9:56 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois. Delores was born on March 13, 1927, in Sparta, Illinois, to Ralph Baker and Concardia (Palisch) Baker. She had worked at the former Brown Shoe Company, Al and Ray's, Semler Peerless, and finally, she ended her working career by as a home heal ...

Donald O'Guinn

July 06, 1954 - - July 19, 2013

Donald L. O'Guinn, 59, of Murphysboro, Illinois, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Donny was born July 6, 1954, in Carbondale, Illinois, to Norman E. O'Guinn and Delores E. (Baker) O'Guinn. He was a former coal miner and a self-employed construction worker. He was a Christian. Donny married Raylene Bell on February 20, 1981 ...

Leon "Ole" Olson

November 16, 1923 - - October 24, 2012

Leon Wesley "Ole" Olson, 88, of Jacob, Illinois and formerly of Bloomington, IL, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Leon was born on November 16, 1923, in Kempton, Illinois, to P. Glenn Olson and Margaret (Morris) Olson. He married Lois (Bunch) on June 1, 1947 and she preceded him in death on December 24, 2006. Mr. Olson had worked as a lithographer in the ...

Gordon "Butch" Ogilvy

August 07, 1949 - - May 11, 2011

Gordon W. "Butch" Ogilvy, 61, of Warm Spring, Arkansas and formerly of the Murphysboro, Illinois area, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Five Rivers Hospital in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Jim Frye officiating and burial at Murdale Gardens of Memory. Friends may call from ...

Verna Ornelas

February 26, 1944 - - September 22, 2008

Verna Lee (Roach) Ornelas, age 64, of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois. Verna was born on February 26, 1944, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Ralph "Happy" Bludworth and Irene (Perrigan) Bludworth. She was a factory worker. Verna married William Ornelas on February 14, 1990 in Murphysboro, Illinois ...

Edward C. O'Connor

March 12, 1914 - - December 12, 2007

Edward C. O'Connor, age 93, of Murphysboro, passed away at his residence in Murphysboro, at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2007. Edward was born on March 12, 1914, in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Edward J. O'Connor, and Lena (Weber) O'Connor. He had worked as a farmer and an electrician and had been a lifetime member and the oldest living member of the I.B.E.W. Local # ...

Gertrude O'Connor

December 13, 1915 - - November 12, 2007

Gertrude was born on December 13, 1915, in Jerseyville, Illinois, to Joseph Gerardi and Eleanor (Collignon) Gerardi. Mrs. O'Connor was a member to St. Andrew Church, St. Andrew Altar Society, a former member of the Blue Army, and the Ridge Club. She was also a Housewife and Homemaker. Gertrude married Edward C. O'Connor on November 25, 1937, in O'Fallon, Illinois, and he ...

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