Obituaries

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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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 ...

Willard "Russ" Wright

April 03, 1938 - - January 26, 2017

Willard "Russ" Wright, 78, passed away on January 26, 2017, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Russ was born on April 3, 1938, to Willard and Pauline (Piquard) Wright in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Murphysboro, graduated from Murphysboro High School, and completed a Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. Russ spent five years in the Navy as ...

Patricia Weston

January 02, 1954 - - December 22, 2016

Patricia Ann Weston, 62, of Murphysboro, passed away at 2:32 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016, at St Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Patricia was born on January 2, 1954, in Murphysboro, to Raymond LaVern and Betty Ann (Baseden) Weston. She was a homemaker and she loved spending time with her grandkids. Patricia is survived by her fiancée Tom Depew of Murphysboro; ...

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