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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Eleanor Staley

January 24, 1944 - - October 27, 2018

Eleanor Margaret Staley, 74, of Murphysboro, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018, at her residence, that she had made with her daughter Paula for the past few years. It was Paula's pleasure to have her mother live with her. Eleanor was born on January 24, 1944, in Gibson County, Indiana, to Rev. Paul Staley and Mary Margaret (Hurt) Staley. She had worke ...

Cora "Dot" Schemonia

December 23, 1932 - - October 05, 2018

Cora "Dot" O. Schemonia, 85, formerly of Pomona, went home to be with the Lord at 7:39 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018, surrounded by her children at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Cora was born on December 23 1932, in Jackson County, Illinois, to William Baseden and Eunice (Sprouse) Baseden. She was a homemaker and she made yarn and canvas signs. She also enjoyed word search ...

Jimmy Singleton

November 23, 1943 - - September 29, 2018

Jimmy E. Singleton, 74, of Murphysboro, passed away at 8:27 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018, at his residence in Murphysboro. Jimmy was born on November 23, 1943, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Calvert Lee Singleton and Lola Mae (Hawkins) Singleton. He had work on barges. He liked to hunt and fish. Jimmy is survived by three children Tracy Singleton and her husband Paul Rya ...

Jeffery Spicer

September 13, 1965 - - September 16, 2018

Jeffery A. Spicer, 53, of Murphysboro, was found Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Wolf Lake, Illinois. Jeffery was born on September 13, 1965, in Marion, Illinois, to George Robert Spicer, Sr. and Gloria (Hastings) Spicer. Mr. Spicer had worked as a painter and wall paper hanger and more recently was the maintenance and grounds keeper of Indian Creek Cabins in Carbondale. He w ...

Barbara Shields

December 04, 1932 - - July 31, 2018

Barbara Ann Shields, 85, of Murphysboro, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Barbara was born on December 4, 1932, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Charles Mileur and Zelma (Fox) Mileur. She had worked for the Illinois Electric and Gas, and later for CIPS. Then she went to work at the Jackson County Clerk's office and retired in 1 ...

Carolyn Soldner

February 04, 1942 - - July 24, 2018

Carolyn Marie Soldner, 76, formerly of Effingham, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Pinckneyville Rehab in Pinckneyville, IL. Carolyn was born on February 4, 1942, in Effingham, Illinois, to Bill Foltz and Mary (Thomas) Foltz Lyons. She had worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Open Prairie Ventures in Effingham. Mrs. Soldner was a member o ...

Phillip Sauer

June 22, 1960 - - July 01, 2018

Phillip Henry Sauer, 58, of Wolf Lake, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018, at his residence in Wolf Lake, Illinois. Phillip was born on June 22, 1960, in Murphysboro, to Robert and Patsy (Moureau) Sauer. He had worked as an officer at several locations including Menard at Chester and the Boy's Camp at Harrisburg. Phillip riding motorcycles and shooting pool. Besi ...

Brian Stewart

December 19, 1971 - - June 12, 2018

Brian Edward Stewart, 46 of Murphysboro, passed away at 12:19 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his residence in Murphysboro. Brian was born on December 19, 1971, in Carbondale, Illinois, to John Edward Stewart and Roberta Marie (Furlow) Stewart Michaels. He worked as a lead person at Penn Aluminum in Murphysboro. Brian was an avid hunter, fisherman and sportsman. He was also ...

Lois Savitz

August 26, 1920 - - May 27, 2018

Lois Savitz, 97, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Manor Court of Carbondale. Lois was born on August 26, 1920, in Murphysboro, to Norman Rushing and Minnie (Johnson) Rushing. She married James A. Savitz on March 28, 1951, in Cairo, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1978. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Savitz was a professing bo ...

Deon Smith

August 09, 1939 - - May 10, 2018

Deon Smith, 78, of DeSoto, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at his residence in DeSoto. Deon was born on August 9, 1939, in rural DeSoto, Illinois, to Marriett Smith and Irene (McKinnies) Smith. He had worked as a journeyman carpenter. Mr. Smith was a mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge in DeSoto. Deon is survived by his partner Frances Crawshaw ...

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