Obituaries

(Mary) Fern Hankins
B: 1930-02-06
D: 2018-11-15
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Hankins, (Mary) Fern
Eileen Hiser
B: 1920-04-25
D: 2018-11-14
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Hiser, Eileen
Charles Brewer
B: 1933-02-18
D: 2018-11-11
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Brewer, Charles
Nancy Ryan
B: 1955-08-15
D: 2018-11-04
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Ryan, Nancy
Benjamin Rodriguez
B: 1973-12-14
D: 2018-11-01
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Rodriguez, Benjamin
Sandra "Sandy" Baskin
B: 1942-08-16
D: 2018-10-28
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Baskin, Sandra "Sandy"
Eleanor Staley
B: 1944-01-24
D: 2018-10-27
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Staley, Eleanor
Thomas Ellis
B: 1960-07-17
D: 2018-10-27
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Ellis, Thomas
Raymond Morber
B: 1961-01-04
D: 2018-10-24
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Morber, Raymond
Sharon Clover
B: 1950-02-21
D: 2018-10-24
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Clover, Sharon
Cora "Dot" Schemonia
B: 1932-12-23
D: 2018-10-05
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Schemonia, Cora "Dot"
James "Jim" Rees
B: 1935-07-12
D: 2018-10-02
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Rees, James "Jim"
Ronald Hamilton
B: 1963-08-03
D: 2018-10-01
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Hamilton, Ronald
Jimmy Singleton
B: 1943-11-23
D: 2018-09-29
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Singleton, Jimmy
David Deaton
B: 1958-11-10
D: 2018-09-29
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Deaton, David
Reid Fantas
B: 1990-04-10
D: 2018-09-28
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Fantas, Reid
Stephen Jines
B: 1952-02-06
D: 2018-09-27
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Jines, Stephen
"Danny" (Daniel Alan) Morefield
B: 1967-09-01
D: 2018-09-25
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Morefield, "Danny" (Daniel Alan)
Lofton Atnip, Jr.
B: 1933-04-13
D: 2018-09-20
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Atnip, Jr., Lofton
Jeffery Spicer
B: 1965-09-13
D: 2018-09-16
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Spicer, Jeffery
Doyle Crabtree
B: 1937-02-28
D: 2018-09-14
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Crabtree, Doyle

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Dr. M. Diane Pettypool

August 17, 1949 - - February 13, 2018

Dr. M. Diane Pettypool, 68, of Murphysboro, passed away at 2:12 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Diane was born on August 17, 1949, in California to Charles E. Pettypool and Margeret June (Davis) Pettypool. Dr. M. Diane Pettypool was a Professor of Mathematics at SEMO University, and she retired due to a stroke. She is su ...

Lela Pierson

December 09, 1927 - - January 11, 2018

Lela M. Pierson, 90, of Murphysboro, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Lela was born on December 9, 1927, in Murphysboro, to Leonard Elmore and Mary (Cripps) Elmore. She was a homemaker and had worked at various places including at SIU-Carbondale in food service. Mrs. Pierson had attended Mt. Carbon Christian Church in ...

Lora Pleasant

December 01, 1985 - - January 06, 2018

Lora Kaye Pleasant, 32, of Murphysboro, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at her residence in Murphysboro. Lora was born on December 1, 1985, in Carbondale. She was a cashier at the Dollar Tree in Carbondale. Lora liked to read. She is survived by her father Robert Pleasant of DeSoto; her mother Deborah Smith of Hurst; two children Elizabeth Wiggs and Dann ...

Bertha Presutti

May 01, 1954 - - November 19, 2017

Bertha L. Presutti, 63, of Christopher, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017, at her home in Christopher. Bertha was born on May 1, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, to Lindell Gibbs and Ruth (Underwood) Gibbs. She and her husband Jeff were foster parents and they had lots of foster children over the years. She was a homemaker and made her home for the children ...

Betty Pendleton

December 24, 1942 - - September 22, 2017

Betty June (Clover) Pendleton, 74, of Gorham, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017, at her residence in Gorham, Illinois. Betty June was born on December 24, 1942, in Murphysboro, Illinois to Kenneth Clover and Sarah Violet (Florance) Clover. She had worked as a cook at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro from 1973 to 2006. Mrs. Pendleto ...

Nancy Poole

July 08, 1946 - - September 06, 2017

Nancy Mae Poole, 71, of Carbondale, passed away at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at her residence in Carbondale, Illinois. Nancy was born on July 8, 1946, in Illinois, to Raymond E. Mann and Mildred B. (Kirkpatrick) Mann. She had worked as a secretary at the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mrs. Poole was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary ...

Mike Porter

March 15, 1956 - - August 18, 2017

Mike Porter, age 61, born and lived in Murphysboro, Illinois, all his life. He died at his home Friday, August 18, 2017. Mike was born on March 15, 1956, to Henry Porter and Elda (Albers) Porter, graduated from Murphysboro High School and married Janet Stone on October 27, 1978. Mike graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a bachelor's degree from th ...

Raymond "Butch" Pritchett

December 09, 1943 - - August 11, 2017

Raymond E. "Butch" Pritchett, 73, of Murphysboro, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Jonesboro Nursing Home in Jonesboro, Illinois. Butch was born on December 9, 1943, in Carbondale, to Woodrow Eugene Pritchett and Mildred (Durham) Pritchett. After high school, Butch went to work for Prairie Farms, and he moved to Chicago, where he then became a carpent ...

Raymond "Bo" Piquard

February 13, 1929 - - March 29, 2017

Raymond "Bo" Brooks Piquard, 88, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at his residence in Murphysboro. Raymond was born on February 13, 1929, in Murphysboro, to Henry Piquard and Mary (Burkhart) Piquard. He was a member of the District Council # 58 of the Painters and Glaziers Union for seventy two years and he had worked at SIU at Carbondale. ...

Bonita "Bonnie" Pinkerton

June 20, 1929 - - March 20, 2017

Bonita "Bonnie" Pinkerton, 87, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, surrounded by loved ones. Bonita was born on June 20, 1929, in Pomona, Illinois, to Tiff Allen Minton and Elda Marie "Becky" (Bridgeman) Minton. She was a graduate of the Class of 1948 of Alto Pass High School. Bonnie moved to Murphysboro in 19 ...

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