Obituaries

Doris Castlebery
B: 1930-03-01
D: 2018-08-16
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Castlebery, Doris
Robert Barnum
B: 1940-07-10
D: 2018-08-11
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Barnum, Robert
Doris Lyerla
B: 1927-03-07
D: 2018-08-10
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Lyerla, Doris
Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" Barger
B: 1926-08-21
D: 2018-08-10
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Barger, Margaret Elizabeth "Betty"
Anthony "Tony" Rinella, Jr.
B: 1948-10-24
D: 2018-08-10
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Rinella, Jr., Anthony "Tony"
Phyllis Vinyard
B: 1928-09-18
D: 2018-08-07
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Vinyard, Phyllis
Pauline Duke
B: 1938-06-24
D: 2018-07-31
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Duke, Pauline
Barbara Shields
B: 1932-12-04
D: 2018-07-31
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Shields, Barbara
Ruehama Reeder
B: 1921-10-18
D: 2018-07-27
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Reeder, Ruehama
Henry Moutria
B: 1935-09-05
D: 2018-07-26
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Moutria, Henry
Edward Atwood
B: 1964-11-17
D: 2018-07-26
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Atwood, Edward
Carolyn Soldner
B: 1942-02-04
D: 2018-07-24
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Soldner, Carolyn
Frank Furtak
B: 1929-04-12
D: 2018-07-21
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Furtak, Frank
Doris Heiple
B: 1939-03-27
D: 2018-07-19
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Heiple, Doris
(Michael) Mickey Jackson
B: 1939-07-07
D: 2018-07-15
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Jackson, (Michael) Mickey
Esther Lipe
B: 1921-12-04
D: 2018-07-09
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Lipe, Esther
Joyce Darnstaedt
B: 1944-04-22
D: 2018-07-06
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Darnstaedt, Joyce
Ron Heern
B: 1960-05-13
D: 2018-07-02
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Heern, Ron
Phillip Sauer
B: 1960-06-22
D: 2018-07-01
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Sauer, Phillip
Herman White
B: 1922-12-23
D: 2018-06-30
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White, Herman
Kylee Ray Lynn Digby
B: 2018-04-09
D: 2018-06-30
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Digby, Kylee Ray Lynn

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Herman White

December 23, 1922 - - June 30, 2018

Herman L. White, 95, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, in the Garden Court of Manor Court of Carbondale. Herman was born on December 23, 1922, in Jackson County, Illinois, to Dennis White and Ora (Pearce) White. He worked for the Illinois Utilities in Murphysboro as a service manager and then went to work in 1965 at Midwestern Gas Company in Sparta as the Pr ...

Regina "Joan" Wyman

March 17, 1933 - - June 01, 2018

Regina "Joan" Wyman, 85, of Murphysboro, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018, at her residence in Murphysboro. Joan was born on March 17, 1933, in Carbondale, Illinois, to Snead Caplinger and Ivan Mae (Robinson) Caplinger Reiman. She had worked as a secretary in an insurance office. She enjoyed reading and scrapbooking. She also loved music. Mrs. Wyman was a memb ...

Jerry Wougamon

November 14, 1948 - - May 15, 2018

Jerry Wougamon, 69, of Murphysboro, passed away at his residence in Gorham, at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Jerry was born on November 14, 1948, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Jake Wougamon and Anita (Hightower) Wougamon. He had owned and operated the Veach Gas Station in Murphysboro, worked as a mechanic, worked in the maintenance department of Tuck Tape, and was a trapper ...

William (Bill) White

October 08, 1939 - - March 22, 2018

William (Bill) H. White, 78, of Murphysboro, died at 7:57 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his residence in Murphysboro. He was born on October 8, 1939, to Teresa (Brown) and C..Edgar White. He married Judy Maes on February 19, 1977. Survivors include his wife, one son Ryan of Murphysboro; grandchildren Holden and Morgan, one sister Judith Ann Tweedy and one brothe ...

Susan Williams

May 19, 1916 - - March 05, 2018

Susan F. Williams, 101, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, at the Liberty Village of Maryville, Maryville, Illinois. Susan was born on May 19, 1916, in Alto Pass, Illinois, to Roy Ferrill and Lela (Holder) Ferrill. She had worked as a retail clerk at Gertrude's Fashions in Murphysboro. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Eastern Sta ...

James Williams, Jr.

September 27, 1952 - - November 13, 2017

James E. Williams, Jr., 61, of Carbondale, passed away at 7:54 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, at his residence in Carbondale. James was born on September 27, 1956, in Flatt River, Missouri, to Mr. and Mrs. James E. Williams, Sr. Mr. Williams had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He had previously worked as a nurse and played golf. He loved to go fi ...

Claude "Michael" Worthen

September 26, 1969 - - October 08, 2017

Claude "Michael" Worthen, 48, of Murphysboro, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at his residence in Murphysboro. Michael was born on September 26, 1969, in Murphysboro, to Michael Worthen and Mary Darlene (Ford) Compton He worked as a carpenter. Mr. Worthen was a member of the Eagles at Chester, where he had been a D.J. He loved fishing and hunting and any ...

Retired Judge David Watt Jr

April 10, 1943 - - October 02, 2017

Retired Judge of the 1st Judicial Circuit Court David W. Watt, Jr., 74, of Murphysboro, passed away at 2:04 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2017, at his residence in Murphysboro in the company of his wife and sons. David was born on April 19, 1943, in Springfield, Illinois, to David W. Watt, Sr. and Marietta (Cullen) Watt. David was a 1961 graduate from the Springfield High School in ...

Rudell Whittington

January 05, 1948 - - June 03, 2017

Prophetess Rudell Renay Whittington, 69, of Murphysboro, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Rudell was born on January 5, 1948, in Carbondale, to Fred T. Dunn and Clara (Short) Dunn. She began her passion for working with children at Head Start and retired as a licensed Day Care Provider. Mrs. Whittington was a v ...

Phyllis Woosley

July 28, 1929 - - May 23, 2017

Phyllis Jean Woosley, 87, of Murphysboro, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her home in Murphysboro. Phyllis was born on July 28, 1929, in Paxton, Nebraska, to Ance H. Smith and Haney (Robinson) Smith. She was an avid reader and she loved all of her grandbabies! Phyllis was a reflexologist. Mrs. Woosley was a very active member of Christ Community Church ...

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