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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Phyllis Vinyard

September 18, 1928 - - August 07, 2018

Phyllis Jean Vinyard, 89, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:40 p..m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Three Springs Lodge and Nursing Facility in Chester, Illinois. Phyllis was born on September 18, 1928, in Harrisburg, Illinois, to Athel Dillard and Easter Viva (Feuquary) Dillard. She was an avid reader and continued to do Bible studies. Phyllis enjoyed golfing and ...

Patricia Varner

August 13, 1937 - - February 12, 2018

Patricia J. Varner, 80, of Murphysboro, went to be with her Lord, at 9:05 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her family singing "Jesus Loves Me", after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Patricia was born on August 13, 1937, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Joe Koenig and Martha Lucille (Ellis) Koenig. She retired from the General Telephone C ...

Holly Villamil

June 19, 1984 - - February 08, 2018

Holly Jo (Beavin) Villamil, 33, of Murphysboro, passed away at her residence in Murphysboro on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Holly was born on June 19, 1984, in Granite City, Illinois, to Joseph Beavin and Catherine (Costello) Davis. She was working at the McDonald's in Murphysboro. Mrs. Villamil was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church in Murphysboro. She liked to read a ...

Mary Varner

March 02, 1948 - - June 16, 2017

Mary Marie Varner, 69, loving mother, grandma, and great-grandma stepped into paradise to meet Jesus at 2:25 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Carbondale, Illinois, surrounded by her daughters and friends. Mary was born March 2, 1948 in Creal Springs, Illinois, to Wayne and Ernestine (Adams) Clutts. After moving through a number of foster homes, she eventually grew up in the hom ...

Lyle Vogel

September 08, 1947 - - May 29, 2017

Lyle Dean Vogel, 69, of Carbondale, passed away at 12:23 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Veteran's Administration Community Living Center in Marion, Illinois. Lyle was born on September 8, 1947, in Murphysboro, to Charles Vogel and Ruth (Rathjen) Vogel. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church at Jacob. He attended Christ Lutheran School and graduated from G ...

Randell Van Hoy

December 25, 1942 - - December 31, 2016

Randell Ivan Van Hoy, 74, of Murphysboro, passed away at the Marion Rehab and Care Center, Marion, Illinois. Randell was born on December 25, 1942, in Jackson County, Illinois, to Linden and Helen (McBride) Van Hoy. He had worked as a laborer in construction and in the kitchen at area restaurants. He liked to pick up cans and he liked to help people by working as a han ...

Carol Varnum

July 18, 1961 - - December 11, 2016

Carol Mae Varnum, 55, of Murphysboro, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2016, at her residence in Murphysboro. Carol was born on July 18, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois, to Gilbert Warren and Phyllis (Jennings) Levi. She had worked at Penn Aluminum until she was disabled. Carol is survived by one daughter Kailey James of Murphysboro; one granddaughter Emma Taylor of ...

Randell Van Hoy

December 25, 1942 - - December 03, 2016

Randell Ivan Van Hoy, 74, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the Rehab and Care Center in Marion, Illinois. Randell was born on December 25, 1942, in Jackson County, Illinois, to Linden Van Hoy and Helen (McBride) Van Hoy. He had worked as a laborer in construction and had worked as a kitchen helper in area restaurants. Randel ...

Loretta Varner

June 26, 1942 - - September 01, 2016

Loretta B. Varner, 74, of Murphysboro, passed away at 10:26 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016, in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Loretta was born on June 26, 1942, in Murphysboro, to Clarence Wuest and Henrietta (Karl) Wuest. She had worked at several stores at the jewelry counter and the last place that she had worked was J. C. Penney's in Carbondale. Mrs. Varner was a mem ...

Alta Varner

March 27, 1941 - - June 29, 2016

Alta L. Varner, 75, of Murphysboro, passed away at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Alta was born on March 27, 1941, in Murphysboro, to Thomas G. Rains and Edith (Clover) Rains. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Varner was a member of the First Christian Church in Murphysboro. Alta married Norman Varner on February 26, 1983, in Murphysboro, a ...

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