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Franklin County, Illinois


CALLONI, DOROTHY L.
Chistopher -- Dorothy L. Calloni, 75, of 504 Biby St., died at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 1999, in her home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, in St. Andrew's Catholic Church,, Christopher, with burial to follow in the Harrison Cemetery, Buckner. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to the Gilbert Funeral Home. Mrs. Calloni was born on Jan. 5, 1924, the daughter of Hiley Bill and Mary Beulah (Campbell) Furlow. She was married to John J. Calloni, who died Aug. 12, 1991. She was a retired school teacher for the Christopher Grade School District. A member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, she belonged to the Christopher Womans Club, Jolly Jills and the Altar Society. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Calloni Girten, Carbondale, Sandra C. Lahpinen, Connecticut; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

CAMPAGNA, MARY
CAMPAGNA, Mary, 68, of 146 11th St., Silvis, died Monday at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. The former Mary Alice MILLER was born July 24, 1922 in Macedonia, IL. She married August CAMPAGNA Nov. 7, 1972 in Springfield. She was a registered nurse employed 10 years as nursing supervisor at the former East Moline Mental Health Center. Survivors include the widower; sisters, Genevieve HAYES, Springfield and Gladys BAIN, Moline; and a brother, Kenneth MILLER, Eldorado. Funeral services at Homewood Evangelical Free Church, Moline, where she was a member. Interment in Greenview Memorial Gardens, Silvis.

CAMPBELL, Mrs. Charlie
Death Calls Mrs. Campbell
Funeral Set for 2 O'clock Wednesday At Frisco
Mrs. Charlie Campbell died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ella Webb, in Valier, this morning after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be at the Missionary Baptist Church in Frisco Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by interment in the Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Campbell had been strangely affected for some time and for the past few weeks had been at Valier, where she had been under the care of her brother, Dr. M. A. Webb. During this time, it is understood, she had been taken to St Louis at different intervals where specialists had found the disease a baffling one. According to reports ------- here today, it was finally ------ that she was a victim of ------ of sleeping sickness. She frequently had sleeping spells that would last for many hours, but when she went to sleep about 10 o'clock last Friday night, she never woke and passed on at 5 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Campbell had been residing in Peoria for a number of years, where her husband had employment with the Keystone Company. She was the mother of one daughter, about 16 years of age. She was the daughter of Mrs. Ella Webb and the late Marion Webb, who for a number of years conducted a large general store ant Frisco, in the northeast part of this county. The family is one of the oldest and widely known of this county. She was about thirty-four years of age.Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

CAMPBELL, BRYAN E.
CAMPBELL, Bryan E., 23, Macedonia, died at 5:50 a.m. August 1, 1986, in an automobile accident on Route 14 west of McLeansboro. He was a farmer and a lifetime resident of Hamilton County. Mr. Campbell was born April 22, 1963 in Hamilton County, the son of Hobert and Helen (BOWMAN) CAMPBELL, Jr., who survive. Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hobert CAMPBELL, Sr., of Macedonia and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BOWMAN of McLeansboro. Funeral services at Johnson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, Rev. Billie DUNCAN officiating. Burial in Macedonia Cemetery. Mr. Campbell was a member of the First Baptist Church in McLeansboro. He was a 1981 graduate of McLeansboro High School, a 1983 graduate of Rend Lake College, and a 1985 graduate of Southern Illinois University, where he received a degree in finance.

CAMPBELL, HARRIET
Funeral Services for Mrs Campbell Held Sunday Funeral Services were held Sunday at the Union Church for Aunt Harriet Campbell, aged and highly respected citizen of this community, who passed away at her home in Ewing, Saturday, March 25, at the age of 86 years. The services were conducted by Rev. Riley Burton, assisted by Rev. Oscar Bell and Eld. John Neal. Interment was in the Union cemetery, near the church. She is the widow of the late Guard Campbell, and for many years had resided on a farm near Ewing. She will be greatly missed by her children, grand children and her great host of friends and neighbors. Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

CANTRELL, ELSIE EVELYN
Benton(includes photo) -- Elsie Evelyn CANTRELL, 71, of Benton died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the New Life Church of God in Benton, officiated by the Rev. Rod JOPLIN. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements are in the care and direction of the Poulson Funeral Home in Benton. Mrs. CANTRELL was born Feb. 17, 1937, in Benton, the daughter of James and Eleanor (CHAFFIN) BLAIR. She married Jackson R. CANTRELL, and he survives in Benton. A homemaker, Mrs. CANTRELL was a member of the New Life Church of God in Benton. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Cindy QUILLMAN and Mark RAGLAND of Benton, and Vickie CANTRELL of Benton; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Clifford BLAIR and wife, Carol, of West City, and Mark BLAIR of Springfield; and sister, Nancy VANDOM and husband, Bud, of Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Paul RAY; one daughter, Tyra RAY; brothers, Gibby, Bill, Jim and Ernest BLAIR; and two sisters, Edna THOMPSON and Susie WYATT. [Benton Evening News, Benton IL, Thurs 10 Apr 2008 issue]

CANTRELL, WRIGHT JOHNSON
Benton Wright Johnson Cantrell, age 88, died at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 1999 at the Severin Nursing Home in Benton. Mr. Cantrell was born on Feb. 20, 1911 in Hamilton County to Bill and Janie Cantrell. Mr. Cantrell was a citizen of Benton since 1934. He was a member of the UMWA for 72 years. He was a coal miner for 42 years, last working at Old Ben #21. He was a member of the Benton Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Beulah (Holliday) Cantrell, Benton; two sons, Ronnie Cantrell and wife Bobbette, Marengo and Gary Cantrell and wife Debby, Benton; one grandson,Aaron Cantrell, Benton; two granddaughters, Kristen Jerkins, South Carolina and Sherrie Cantrell, Streamwood; onegreat-grandson, Christopher Reyna, Streamwood; one great- granddaughter Lauren Reyna, Streamwood and one sister, Madge Atchison, Springfield. Mr. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, Roy, Persia, John, Hersel, Homer, Sefton and Kirk and by one sister, Mary Seiler. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6 at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Rod Joplin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery.Friends may call from noon until the funeral hour on Sunday at the funeral home.

CARLISLE, DIANA BURROUGHS
Christopher -- Diana Burroughs Carlisle, 48, died at 1:40 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Marion Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Gilbert Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery in Buckner. Visitation will be after 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 at the funeral home. Mrs. Carlisle was born on Jan. 17, 1951, in Christopher, the daughter of William Burroughs and Theresa Poteau. She married Jim Carlisle and he survives. Mrs. Carlisle was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, her children, Jamie and Bobby Arondelli, Christopher, Lisa and John Davis, Elkville and Tresa and Brad McCuan, Tunnel Hill; brothers and sisters, Lorraine and Ronnie Wilson, Valier, Jeanetter and Bobby Keith, Fayetteville, Tenn., Larry Burroughs, Christopher, Jim and Gerry Burroughs, Little Rock, Danny, Jerry and David Burroughs, Florida; grandchildren Kaytlin, Autumn, Danielle, Aaron, Megan and Paige, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Vicki Downen, Sesser and Gayla Miklos, Troy. She was preceded in death by her parents, niece Ronda Wilson and grandson Jonathan Davis

CARLTON, ALBERTA
CARLTON, Alberta, 66, of Macedonia Route 1, died March 13, 1982 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. A native of Franklin County, Miss CARLTON had lived in the area most of her life. She was a retired state office employee in Kenkakee and was a member of Corinth United Methodist Church. She is survived by her mother, Ethel GIBBS CAROLTON, Macedonia Route 1, and three brothers, Samuel CARLTON, Rochester, IN., and Robert and Don CARLTON, both of Macedonia. Her father was the late Marshall CARLTON. Funeral services at Johnson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, Rev. Sam CARLTON and Dr. Douglas ANDERSON officiating. Interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hamilton County.

CARLTON, DELMAR
CARLTON, Delmar Mitchell, 74, 106 Sunset Drive, McLeansboro, died at 2pm on Feb. 22, 1989 at the Franklin Hospital. Mr. Carlton was retired from Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY having worked there for 35 years. Mr. Carlton was born on May 29, 1914, a son to Lewis E. and Emma MITCHELL CARLTON. On July 7, 1946, he married June VISE, who survives. Services at Harre Funeral Home, Dr. William FLOOK officiating. Burial at Macedonia Cemetery. Memorials to Baptist Childrens Home in Carmi. Mr. Carlton is survived by his wife, sister-in-law, and two cousins. Mr. Carlton was a verteran of World War II, where he was a Staff Sgt. in the US Army. Mr. Carlton was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

CARLTON, DENVER EDWARD
CARLTON, Denver Edward, son of Samuel and Pearl CARLTON, was born at Macedonia, July 27, 1899 and departed this life Sept. 30, 1933. He was united in marriage with Ruth ANDERSON on Feb. 31, 1921, "with whom he lived happily until death separated their happy union. To the above union two children were born, Charles Dewain and James Edward, who sorrow at the untimely passing of their father. Denver once made a profession of religion at the Macedonia church several years ago, but never united with any church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Macedonia, #1128, also of the M. W. of A. Denver was of jolly disposition and was possessed of a gift of making friends, and has many that mourn his untimely and unexpected passing. He had chosen the profession of barber, and for a while worked at his trade at Macedonia, but for the last six years has engaged in that work at McLeansboro. He leaves to mourn their loss, his broken hearted companion and two children, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel CARLTON, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. KERN, one brother, Donald CARLTON of Benton, one sister, Mrs. Ada Alexander of El Paso. One sister preceded him in death. He leaves besides these relatives a host of friends, who mourn his passing. Our loss is his eternal gain." Funeral services were preached by Elder John B. MAULDING at Macedonia. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery.

CARLTON, EMMA
CARLTON, Emma, 84, of Macedonia, died March 18, 1976 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Carlton was a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Carlton; two sons, W. K. "Tommy" CARLTON, McLeansboro and elmar Carlton, Rochester, NY, and a sister Eva LOWERY, Valier. Funeral Services at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, Rev. Jerry HERRING officiating. Interment in Macedonia Cemetry. (Born Nov. 23, 1887)

CARLTON, LEWIS E.
CARLTON, Lewis E., 97, of Macedonia, died April 24, 1985, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Mr. Carlton was a former rural mail carrier, retiring after 45 years with the Macedonia Post Office. He was a native of Franklin County, son of William and Maye Van HORN CARLTON. On Jan. 1, 1911, he married Emma MITCHELL CARLTON, who preceded him in death. (Born Nov. 23, 1887). Mr. Carlton was a member of the Corinth Methodist Church, near Macedonia. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law of Gerrine Carlton, McLeansboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and a son, W. K. "Tommy" CARLTON, several brothers and sisters, and a grandchild. Funeral services at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, Rev. Michael Ebersohl and Rev. Jerry Herring officiating. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery.

CARLTON, PEARL
CARLTON, Pearl, died Nov. 19, 1976 at the Galena Park Nursing Home in Peoria. Mrs. Carlton was born in Macedonia August 18, 1891, the daughter of Valentine and Margaret BELL ACORD. She was married to Ray E. CARLTON, who preceded her in death in 1962. She was a member of the Church of God, Benton. Surviving are two sons, Dwight CARLTON, Benton, and Raymond CARLTON, Collinsville; three daughters, Dana LAMPRECHT, East Peoria, Georgia DEBOLT, Washington, IL., and Elizabeth MAYNARD of Lecanto, FL. Services at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, Rev. H. B. Thompson officating. Burial in Masonic-Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. [Book: History of Macedonia Franklin County Illinois written by the 8th grade (1991) class of Ewing-Northern School]

CARLTON, Dr. R. EVERETT
CARLTON, Dr. R. Everett, died at his home in St. Louis. Dr. Carlton was a resident of Belle Rive about ten years ago and taught shcool in or near Belle Rive five or six years. He was a dentist and had been practicing his profession the last two years in St. Louis. He was a member of the St. Louis University faculty, in charge of clinics, and in additon maintained an office at his home on Deloar Street, St. Louis. Dr. Carlton is survived by his widow and four children. Before marriage Mrs. Carlton was Miss Josie LOVIN of Belle Rive. Dr. Carlton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. CARLTON, survive and live in Macedonia. A brother, Marvin CARLTON, lives in Benton, and the body will be taken to the home of the brother and funeral services will be held at the First M. E. Church at Benton and burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Franklin County. (No tombstone found there).

CARLTON, W. K. "TOMMY"
CARLTON, W. K. "Tommy", 65 of Rt. 3, McLeansboro, died at 12:05 p.m. July 24, 1977 in the Hamilton Memorial Hospital. Mr. Carlton was owner of Carlton Trucking, McLeansboro, and a former circuit clerk for eight years. Mr. CARLTON was the son of Lewis and Emma MITCHELL CARLTON. He was born in Franklin County, Oct. 29, 1911. He was married March 8, 1930 in Albion to Jerrine CAMPBELL. Mr. Carlton was veteran of WWII, a member of the VFW in Carmi, and of the Masonic Lodge, McLeansboro. Surviving besides the wife, Jerrine, and his father, Lewis CARLTON of Macedonia, is one brother, Delmar CARLTON, Rochester, NY. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ellen. Funeral Services at Johnson Funeral Home, Rev. Dean BLACKBURN officiating.

CARMEN, ERIN ANDREA SWOFFORD
Benton -- Erin Andrea Swofford Carmen, 39, of 801 N. Buchanan St., died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in the St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Ben Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Swofford Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Carmen was born April 2, 1960, in Decatur, the daughter of James Andrew and Ella Joanne (Harris) Swofford. She was married to Robert Carmen and he survives. She was a secretary with Rend Lake Seamless Guttering, and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Benton. Survivors include her husband, Robert Carmen, Benton; two daughters, Nicole Legris, and Ashley Carmen, of Benton; her parents, James and Joanne Swofford, Benton; four sisters, Cheri Mackey, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Robin Bennett, Whittington, Susan Milleville, Shelbyville, Cristy Call, Licking, Mo.; two brothers, John Swofford, Lawrenceville, Ga., David Swofford, Illiopolis; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. EVA LOU DONOVAN Ina Eva Lou Donovan, 70, a former Ina resident, died at 1:03 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 1999, at the Herrin Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the Johnston

CARMICKLE, PEARL M.
Pocahontas, AR--Mrs. Pearl Marie Carmickle, 84 of Rt. 1, Maynard, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10 (1982) in Randolph County Med. Center.  She was born July 7, 1898 in Benton, Ill., a daughter of the late Wilson and Mary Meece Fenton.  Her husband, Daniel Lewis Carmickle preceded her in death.
Survivors include six sons, Logan Rogers of Warrenton, Mo., Wiley Rogers of St. Ann, Mo., Billy Rogers of St. Louis, Mo., Clarence Rogers of Plymouth, Mich., Robert Rogers of Rt. 1, Maynard, and Blaine Rogers of Naylor, Mo.; five daughters, Mrs. Ellen Stephens of Warrenton, Mrs. Grace Hoelscher of Fulton, Mo., Mrs. Myrtle Carmickle of Plymouth, Mich., Mrs. Ola Maude Wallace of Westland, Mich., and Mrs. Maxine Forbing of Miami, Fla.; 50 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. last Thursday in Supply Church of Christ with G. W. Allison officiating.  Burial followed in Ingram Cemetery with McNabb's in charge. 
[Pocahontas Star Herald, Aug 19, 1982; contributed by Freda Roberts.]


CARNEY, MADGE BENTON
Madge CARNEY, 75, died at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2001, in her home. Services will be held on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in the Poulson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dale CARSON officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery, Akin. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of service to the funeral home. Mrs. CARNEY was born on Jan. 2, 1926 in Benton, the daughter of Janes and Essie (DIAL) BRANSON. She married Ray CARNEY on June 11, 1942 and he survives in Benton. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. An avid Bingo player, she loved her grandchildren and enjoyed the companionship with her poodle, Cricket. In addition to her husband Ray, she is survived by one son, Jerry CARNEY and wife Faye, Benton; two daughters, Joyce and husband David MANN of Thompsonville, Linda and husband, Kenneth ABBOTT of West City; nine grandchildren, Lisa McCLINTOCK and husband Floyd, Nashville, Tenn., Diana OVERTURF and husband Tim of Benton, Debra KING, Benton, Keith ABBOTT and wife Jennifer, West City, Kenneth ABBOTT Jr. and wife Kathy, Benton, Johnny MANN of Johnston City, Jennifer MANN, Thompsonville, Heather CARNEY, Benton, Brandy GIBBS and husband David, Benton; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Cynthia McGUIRE of Benton. Her parents and one brother, George BRANSON, preceded her in death. [Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Tues. 13 March 2001]

CARNEY, RAY
RAY CARNEY 89 of Benton died Sunday July 16, 2008 at the Franklin Hospital in Benton He was born to RAFFLE CARNEY and ELiza (FLOWERS) EASLEY, he married MADGE Carney and children, Linda (Kenneth ABBOTT) and Joyce (David MANN) a son Jerry (Fay WILKERSON) CARNEY a half brother Dean CARNEY (s/o of Rassie and Ruby WEBB CARNEY) two sisters, FLossie FERGUSON of California and Florie GERARDI of West Frankfort Preceded in death by his parents, wife, son-in-law Kenneth ABBOTT (Jan 1, 2008) and brothers Ransom and Ray CARNEY and two half brothers, James and Dale CARNEY. Services will be held Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 1 p,m, in Poulson Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Bert MiITCHELL, officiating and burial in Brady Cemetery near Akin. Visitation will be from 11 a.m until 1 p. m. at the funeral home. [Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Thurs July 17,2008]

CARLTON, RICHARD EVERET
Richard Everet Carlton was the son of Bird C. and Addie Roper Carlton. He was born near Macedonia, Franklin county, Illinois, on September 3, 1895. He died at his home in St Louis, MO on Feb 13, 1929. He was the eighth of a family of twelve children. The boyhood of Dr. Carlton was spent on his father's farm. He attended the district schools and supplemented his education with courses at Ewing and McKendree College, and the State Teachers College at Carbondale, Illinois. He taught school for eight years and served as superintendent of schools of the city of Sesser, Illinois for three consecutive terms. In the month of October 1923, Dr. Carlton enrolled as a student in the St Louis Dental College and graduated from there in June 1927. Because of his sterling character and excellent class work the college immediately after his graduation tendered him a position as a member of its faculty. This he accepted and at once entered upon his work as an instructor and so continued until the time of his death. On December 25th, 1915, Dr. Carlton was married to Josie Lovin. Their married life was happy and ideal and was broken only by his death. To them were born five children of whom a son, Everet Lee, and three daughters, Thelma, Mary Louise and Jo Ann survive. Dr. Carlton is also survived by his parents, two brothers, Marvin J. and Emmet; and six sisters, Effie, wife of W. W. Drake; Ora, wife of Riley Smith; Minnie, wife of Charles Gullie; Bly, wife of Eloy Kern; Ella, wife of Earl Odum, and Pearl, wife of Ralph Smith; his uncle, E. E. Roper, and his aunts, Mrs. Mary Fullerton, and Miss Laura Roper. His aunt Laura was at his bedside and ministered to him during the last illness. Dr. Carlton was a member of the Order of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, having first joined that fraternity at Belle Rive, Illinois. He was a member of the Mt Vernon, Illinois, chapter of Royal Arch Masons. Dr. Carlton was fortunate in his parentage. His father and mother, honest, industrious, God-fearing people reared their large family in the nuture and admonition of the Lord. Their son, Everet, when a youth was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Opdyke, Illinois. He later transferred his membership to the Shaw Methodist Episcopal Church of St Louis, Mo, and remained a consistent and faithful member thereof until his death. Richard Everet Carlton was a good man. He discharged his every duty in life. He was a dutiful son, a tender, affectionate and faithful husband and father. He was deeply religious. His faith was constant, his belief simple. As we reflect upon his well spent life we can truly say: Green was the turf above thee, Friend of my better days, None knew thee but to love thee Nor named thee but to praise. Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

CARLTON, SAMUEL EDWARD
REV. SAMUEL EDWARD CARLTON Bloomington, Ind.(includes photo)
Rev. Samuel Edward CARLTON, 87, passed away at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bloomington, Indiana, April 10, 2008, following an extended illness. He was born in Macedonia, Ill., April 6, 1921 to Marshall and Ethel GIBBS CARLTON. He graduated from McLeansboro High School in 1940. He served as an airplane mechanic, in the Air Force, during World War II. When he returned from the military, he married his grade school sweetheart, Martha Louise MILLER. He then attended McKendree College in Lebanon and then Seminary at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind., graduating in 1955. As a First United Methodist minister, he pastored at churches in Bridgeport, Brazil, Plymouth, Elkhart, Rochester, Griffith, and Lafayette, Ind. He retired from full time ministry in 1986. After retirement he served as an Associate Minister for churches in Dyer, Brownsburg, Pendleton, Fort Wayne, and Farmland, Ind. He was also a member of the Brazil Rotary Club, member of the Board of Directors for the Methodist Nursing Home in Frankfort, Council of Finance and Administration as well as a member of the trustees for the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alberta CARLTON; and brother, Robert CARLTON. Survivors include his wife, Louise; children, Jim and Nedra CARLTON, Jan and Doug ANDERSON, Joan ZIMMERMAN and Dennis BURCH; grandchildren, Dianna CARLTON, Jana JOHNSON, Melissa OSNER, Mark ANDERSON, Bradley ZIMMERMAN, Meredith ANDERSON, Matthew ZIMMERMAN and Molly CHASTEEN; great-grandchildren, Nathanial, and Zion OSNER, Grant JOHNSON, Marah OSNER, Elsa ANDERSON and Silas CHASTEEN; and a brother Don CARLTON, as well as many friends parishioners and extended family members. Services will be at the First United Methodist Church, Brazil, Ind., at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Bishop Michael COYNER, Dr. Douglas T. ANDERSON and Pastor Tony ALSTOTT officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave, Brazil, Ind., Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. [Benton Evening News, Benton IL, Sat 12 Apr 2008 issue]

CARNEY, JAMES ALLEN
James Allen Carney, 66, of Opdyke died at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor.He was born Jan. 8, 1942, in Rend City, son of Rassie and Ruby (Webb) Carney. He married Judy Lorance on June 16, 1968, in Opdyke, and she survives in Opdyke. Also surviving are two sons, James "Marty" Carney and Steve Carney, both of Opdyke; and a brother, Dean Carney. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale Carney; and two half brothers, Sam Williams and Lee Williams.Mr. Carney was a farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Brother David Shores officiating. Interment will follow at Crisel Cemetery in Dahlgren. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. [Mt. Vernon Register News from 5/17/2008 - 5/18/2008]

CARR, ALLEN CARR
.- April 12th, 1880, in Du Quoin, Ill., Allen Carr aged 64 years. Brother Carr was born in Wilson County, near Lebanon, Tennessee, April 22d, 1816, where he lived until the fall of 1837, when he left there and came to Illinois and settled in Franklin County, near old Frankfort. He remained there until March 17th 1864, when he moved to the city of Du Quoin. He has been a good quiet citizen of Illinois for more than 42 years. Brother C. embraced the Christian religion 48 years ago, and united with the church. He delighted to read the Bible; it was his day-book. Brother Carr was married to Mary E. Crocker, August 27th, 1834, with whom he lived a happy life for 45 years and 7 months. She is now bereft of the husband of her youth, the father of her children. They have had twelve children, nine of them having gone to the Spirit World, leaving three to comfort the aged mother in the evening of life. When Brother Carr came to die, he said he wanted to go and be at rest. Thus he lived and died a good citizen, husband, father and Christian. May our blessed Lord bless and comfort the disconsolate widow and her children, finally bring them to heaven. [T.N. Johnson. Du Quoin, Ill., April 13th, 1880] [Duquoin Tribune April 15, 1880, p4,c4] Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

KARR, NEWTON
The death of Newton KARR, 72, at his home here yesterday marked the end of one who was possibly the oldest original citizen of West Frankfort. He was here when the first building was moved from old Frankfort to what is now the city of West Frankfort. Some forty years ago he was the overland mail carrier from Old Frankfort to Plumfield and carried the mail through what is now West Frankfort when it was a mass of waving timber. Quiet and unassuming in manner, he attended to his own affairs, and while congenial and happy, he never sought a wide acquaintance. He was a Christian gentleman and one of his chief sources of joy was that he had lived to see two lovely daughters happily married and in convenient circumstances, namely, Mrs. Luster BOWYER and Mrs. Elmer DORRIS, both of West Frankfort. Mr. KARR was born in Franklin County, Illinois on 19 February 1857; and died 25(sic) October 1928. He married three times, first to Miss Nanny TAYLOR and to them was born one child, it and it's mother both preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Miss Rachel CLEMMONS, they were the parents of two children, Mrs. BOWYER and Mrs. DORRIS. His second wife has also preceded him to the great beyond. He married the third time to Miss Ida MILLER, who survives. Mr. KARR was converted about 30 years ago and from that time to now, he carried within his bosom that conviction that he was a Christian. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Sidney ARTERBERRY and eight grandchildren, all of whom reside in or near West Frankfort. (Combined with obit carried 5 November 1928) [Daily American, Franklin Co IL (PULLIAM) 1928 pg 61, 27 Oct 1928 issue]

CARTER, BERTHA
The retreating sunshine of Wednesday evening Dec 12, 1900 witnessed the death of Mrs. Bertha Carter. She was born in Franklin County May 3, 1878. She was the daughter of W A and Minerva Miller, was married to Dexter Carter Nov 27, 1896, professed faith in Christ and united with the M E church Feb 26, 1898. Since her marriage she was the queen of one of the happiest homes in Thompsonville. Being of a quiet and most lovable nature, all who knew her were her friends. The brief existence of 22yrs, 5mo and 9 days was one of sunshine. Her sad departure leaves two little boys witout the tender love and affection of a mother -- Orley aged two years and Will aged 9 months. A host of friends and relatives and a devoted husband are those who shall miss her the most. A touching funeral was preached at the M E church by Rev. Holly of Benton. On Thursday afternoon the remains were laid to rest in the Jones cemetery. [Benton News}

CARTER, WILLIAM
Mulkeytown-- SERVICES SET SUNDAY FOR MULKEYTOWN MAN
Funeral services for William CARTER, 77, of Rt. 1, Mulkeytown, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mulkeytown Baptist Church. The Rev. Aubrey MOORE will officiate. Burial will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery. Mr. CARTER, a 60-year resident of Mulkeytown, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at home. A coroner's inquiry showed death was caused by heart disease. He was a farmer and a member of the Mulkeytown Baptist Church. He was born March 10, 1885, in Tennessee, the son of Thomas and Julia JOHNSON CARTER. Mr. CARTER leaves his wife, the former Frances DAVIS; sons, Marion of Mulkeytown, William of Cahokia, Charles of Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., daughters, Mrs. Marjorie GORING of Freemont, Utah, Mrs. Katherine DEAN of Dearborn, Mich., Mrs. Florence REED of Great Falls, Mont., Mrs. Barbara REED of Great Falls, Mont., and Mrs. Frances HUNSAKER of Garwin, Utah; a sister, Mrs. Martha HALL of Mulkeytown; 19 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, Christopher. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Il, Friday,Sep 21, 1962

CAVITT, LESTER Y
ANNA - Lester Y. Cavitt, 85, of Anna, formerly of Sesser, died Friday (Oct. 9, 1998) at Union County Hospital, Anna. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Dennis Henning will officiate. Burial, with full military rites by the Sesser American Legion Bates Post 560, will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. He was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Pope Co., the son of Arthur and Noma Watkins Cavitt. His first wife, the former Cleta Penrod, is deceased. Surviving are his second wife, the former Virginia McBride; four daughters, Connie Hughes of Sesser, Melba Landry of Marion, Sharon Ball of Mt. Home, Ark., Brenda Henning of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one son, Lester Wayne Cavitt of Manteno; three brothers, Robert Cavitt of Peoria, John Cavitt of Vienna, Jesse Cavitt of Manteno; two sisters, Nadine Gurley of Marion, Bonnie Penrod of Harrisburg; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are two brothers. Mr. Sesser was a retired aide for Manteno State Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Sesser VFW Cox Post 4753.

CHAMBERS, CHARLES EVAN
Mt. Vernon -- Charles Evan Chambers, 86, died at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 in St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. on July 23, 1999 in the Hughey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Kenneth Holland officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Masonic services will be conducted by Jefferson Lodge #368 AF & AM of Opdyke at 7:30 on Thursday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Chambers was born on Dec. 8, 1912, in East St. Louis, the son of Charles Henry and Nettie S. (French) Chambers. He married Evelyn R. Fults in East St. Louis on Nov. 24, 1934. She died May 7, 1986. He was a retired driver for the Railway Express Agency after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church; Jefferson Lodge #368 AF & AM of Opdyke; the Andrew D. Webb Chapter #160 Mt. Vernon, the Patton Commandery #369 Knights Templar, Ainad Shrine Temple of East St. Louis; Mt. Vernon High Twelve Club and was a Navy veteran of World War II who enlisted on April 4, 1944 and was discharged Dec. 5, 1945. For those who wish memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children and will be accepted at the funeral home. Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Pierce and husband Dennis of Mt. Vernon, Martha McKenzie of Gilbertsville, Ky.; two sons, Bill Chambers and wife Lois of Opdyke, Bob Chambers and wife Mary of Mulkeytown; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Hilda DeFrates of Godfrey; several nieces andnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Monia Pierce.

CHANCE, ARIZONA "ZONA"
MRS. ZONA CHANCE, 86, WEST FRANKFORT, DIES Mrs. Zona CHANCE, 86, a resident of West Frankfort 50 years, died Wednesday at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Benton, where she had been a patient seven years. Born Sept. 24, 1882, in Walpole, she was the daughter of Alex and Harriet TAYLOR JOHNS. She was a member of the First Christian Church, West Frankfort. Her husband, M. L. CHANCE, died in 1957. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Anna BROY; a son, Ross; and two infant children. She leaves daughters, Mrs. Vollie NEWMAN and Mrs. Jessie STORY of Evansville. Ind.; sons. Ralph and Irvin of West Frankfort and Roy and Clyde of Taylorville; sisters, Mrs. Ila MOCABY and Mrs. Eula WILBURN of West Frankfort and Mrs. Oma MCCLEARN of Johnston City; brothers, Earl JOHNS of West Frankfort and Troy JOHNS of St. Louis, Mo; 23 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with the Rev. Dwight JONES officiating. Burial will be in Boner Cemetery, West Frankfort. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Thursday, April 10, 1969

CHANCE, TROY
Troy CHANCE Rites Friday
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday for Troy CHANCE, a Benton miner who was fatally injured when run over by a coal buggy Tuesday. He died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday in Franklin Hospital, Benton. Mr. CHANCE was born July 3, 1918 in Franklin County. His parents were Willis and Martha CHANCE of West Frankfort. He was a World War II veteran, member of the United Mine Workers of America and a deacon of the East Benton Baptist Church. He leaves his parents; wife Hazel; children Sandra and Mary Lou, at home; brother Joe of Zeigler; sisters Mrs. Mary BAUER of Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Vivian RICHERSON of Benton, Mrs. Ruth Ann MANN, of West Frankfort and Mrs. Glenda Sue KLOK of Chicago. Funeral services will be at the East Benton Baptist Church, with burial in Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. The Rev. Frank TROTTER will officiate. Friends may call at the Mitchell Funeral Home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Thur, 21 Jan 1960

CHARVERON, ADRIEN SERVICES TODAY
Coello Man Found Dead Friday at Home
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Russell funeral Home, Christopher, for Adrien CHARVERON, 73, Coello, who died of a heart attack sometime between 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Friday. Mr. CHARVERON was seen entering his home Wednesday and was found dead there by a neighbor Friday. The neighbor's investigation followed news that Mr. CHARVERON had not appeared at the Christopher American Legion. A club member of 35 years, Mr. Charveron regularly attended. He was a World War I veteran. An inquest was held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Franklin County Coroner Jess BRITTON said a verdict of death due to a heart attack was returned. Mr. CHARVERON was under treatment for a heart ailment. A retired miner, Mrs. CHARVERON was born Aug 17, 1889, in France. His wife, Albertine, died in 1934. He leaves a son, Adrien CHARVERON Jr. of Decatur; daughters Mrs. Remonda TURLURE of East Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Leona KRESIVICH and Mrs. Margaret TETIAUX, both of Pana; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The Rev. W. B. BERRY, pastor of the Christopher First Baptist Church, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Sun, 24 Jan 1960

CHAVANYAK, MARY MRS.
MARY CHAVANYAK RITES AT 2 P.M. MONDAY
Mrs. Mary CHAVANYAK, 73, 109 Prairie St., Zeigler, died Friday in Herrin Hospital, where she had been a patient one day. She had been in ill health three years. Mrs. CHAVANYAK was born in Hungary and came to Zeigler 39 years ago. She leaves her husband, Joe; daughter Mrs. Foster WALKER and son Joe TOTH, both of Zeigler and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Vantrease Funeral Home, where friends may call. The Rev. Louis FELLNER, Sacred Heart Catholic church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Zeigler Cemetery. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, 31 Jan 1960

CHENOWETH, JESSE LEE
McAllen, Texas Jesse Lee Chenoweth, 88, formerly of the Christopher and Carbondale area, died on Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, in McAllen. Graveside services in the Mulkeytown Cemetery will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Friends are asked to meet at the Cemetery. The Gilbert Funeral Home of Christopher is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Chenoweth was born on July 31, 1911 in Du Quoin, the son of Jesse F. and Grace (Gammon) Chenoweth. He was married to Mary Lee Chenoweth and she survives. He was a retired teacher and coach of baseball and golf. He was a former member of the First Christian Church in Christopher, the Elks Lodge in Carbondale and McAllen, Shriners Temple of Belleville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dixie Goro of McAllen and Jane Samford of Freemont, Calif; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Vaughn of Zeigler. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Julianne Wester, two brothers, Finis and Roy Chenoweth.

CHUBB, ROBERTA STEWART
Roberta Stewart Chubb, of Highland View Drive, Knoxville, TN, died Saturday, November 30, 1985, at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. Mrs. Chubb was a descendant of pioneer Franklin County families, born in Ewing area to Towner J (Kent) and Nancy Jane Webb Stewart. She was a member of St Johnís Episcopal Church in Knoxville and Clan Stewart of the USA. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Chubb; a son, Staff Sargeant John O Chubb, serving in West Germany with the US Army; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy OíMara, Goodlettsville, TN; a grandson Timothy OíMara, and two sister, Pauline Stewart and Jenny Upchurch, both of Ewing. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St Markís Episcopal Church in West Frankfort. The Reverend Raymond L. Holly will officiate. Interment will be in Middle Fork Cemetery. Johnston Funeral Home of Whittington said there will be no visitation. Memorials may be in the form of contributions to St Johnís or St. Markís churches, the Shriners or Youth Town of Jackson, TN.

CIPHER, WILLIAM
William Cipher, 92, Whittington man, dies Saturday William Andrew Cipher, 92, Whittington, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Franklin Hospital, Benton. Mr. Cipher was born Jan. 22, 1878, to Andrew and Rebecca (Underwood) Cipher. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge at Whittington. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington with the Rev. Howard Chapman officiating. Burial was in the Cipher Cemetery near Whittington. He is survived by a daughter, Altha Hancock, of Murphysboro; eight grandchildren; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delphia Whitlow, Oct. 25, 1968. [November 1970, newspaper unknown]

CLANCY, PEARL
MRS. PEARL CLANCY,WEST FRANKFORT, DIES Mrs. Pearl CLANCY, 66, of 107 N. Cherry St., West Frankfort, died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday in the American Beauty Nursing Home, West Frankfort. She has been a patient there three days. Mrs. CLANCY was a member of the Northern Baptist Church of West Frankfort. Born July 30, 1903, in Benton she was the daughter of John and Ella FARMER. She leaves two stepdaughters Mrs. Irene MOZZOCHI of Hawaii and Mrs. Betty HINTON of Lisle and a stepson, Irvin, of Bel Air, Md. Her husband, Vergel died March 23. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Reedy Funeral Home West Frankfort. The Rev. Fred DIETDERICH will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. [Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Monday, 6 April 1970, page 14]

CLARK, IRVIN
CLARK, Irvin, 88, of Macedonia died Oct. 6, 1976 in Franklin Hospital. Mr. Clark was a retired farmer and a member of Corinth Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ida KEARNEY CLARK; two children, Everett CLARK and Mrs. Ruth FOWLER, both of Macedonia; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great, great grand child. (Born 1887.) Funeral services at Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington, Rev. Mary ERVIN and Rev. John SGUTT officiating. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery.

CLARK, JOHN ARTHUR Jr.
John Arthur Clark, Jr., 80, Denison, Texas, and former Ewing resident, passed away march 19, 2008, at Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas. He was born in Whittington on Aug. 7, 1927, a son of John Arthur Clark Sr. and Ethel (Kirk) Clark. He married Mary Lou Beaty in Benton on Dec. 23, 1948, and she survives in Denison, Texas. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Kirk Cemetery in Ina. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In addition to his wife, John is survived by two sons, Terry Clark of Ewing and Scott Clark of Denison, Texas; three daughters, Teresa Flack of Hamilton, Ohio, Sheila Page of Ewing and Sherry Webb of Ewing; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Edith Taylor of Whittington. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, John Kevin Clark; two brothers; and one sister. John was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and served in the military during World War II. Published: March 21, 2008, MT. Vernon Register News

CLARK, JOHN JOSHUA
October 14th, 1932 Rev. John Joshua Clark, 63, Christian church minister, died late last night at the family home near Thompsonville of a heart attack. He was born near West Frankfort, Illinois, April 3rd, 1868, son of George and Jane Haines Clark. On March 14th, 1909, he married Vera E. Patterson He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Clark; two daughters and a son, Mrs. Elsie Williams, living near Thompsonville, and Gladys, 13, and Steven, 18, both living at home. He was preceded in death by two infant children and a daughter, Edith Clark, 18, who was killed in an automobile accident near Lagrange about a year ago. Rev. Clark was a member of a large family, thirteen brothers and sisters surviving. They are: Spencer Clark of Corning, Arkansas; Nelson, Alson, William and Charles Clark, living in this community; Warren Clark of Christopher, Illinois; James Cl ark, Chambers Clark, Mrs. Ada Lampkin and Mrs. Armida Muir, all West Frankfort; Mrs. Belinda H utchins, of Christopher, Illinois; Mrs. Ella Spiller, Mrs. Homa S elvidge and Mrs. Bama Smith, all of Johnston City. Brother Clark was converted and united with the Carter's Temple church on January 1st, 1908 and in August, 1922 he was licensed to preach the gospel and a year later was ordained into the full work of the ministry. The funeral services will be held at Carter's Temple near Thompsonville Sunday afternoon at 2 P.M.. (Combined with obituary carried October 31st, 1932) Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

CLARK, JULIAN WEBB
For the second time in two weeks the angel of death has visited the home of W. T. Clark, and son and mother yielded unto him. Juliann Web was born in Webb's Prairie, Franklin County on March 1, 1826, to Lazarus and Nancy Webb, the youngest and last of the family of sixteen children. On the 8th day of November 1840, she was united in marriage to Isaac Clark and moved to their home near Macedonia, where she resided for seventy-two years. To this union was born one son and one daughter. W. T., the son passed away two weeks ago and the daughter, Mrs. Nancy Phillips, is left to mourn her double loss. On Sept 6, 1912, Mrs. Clark was stricken with paralysis and at five o'clock, Sept. 7, her feeble body surrendered without a struggle. She leaves to mourn their loss, one daughter, one daughter-in-law, ten grandchildren, thirty five great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and a host of friends. Mrs. Webb was a member of Webb's Prairie Primitive Baptist church. After the funeral, which was conducted at the home by G. A Phelps of Macedonia, the body was laid to rest by the side of the husband and son in Middle Fork cemetery, to await the morn of resurrection. Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

CLARK, PAUL
CLARK, Paul W., 70, Franklin Park (formerly of Macedonia), died Dec. 5, 1981 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon. A retired electrician, Mr. Clark was born in Macedonia on Aug. 31, 1911, the son of the late Eddie and May HINES CLARK. He was married to the former Hazel PLASTER, who preceded him in death. Survisors include on son, Paul E. CLARK, Franklin Park; two brothers, Joe CLARK, Macedonia and Oral CLARK, Hamilton, Montana; four sisters, Mrs. Gewn ARNOLD, Carmi; Mrs. Olthe TAYLOR, Sesser; Mrs. Agatha HARRIS, Griffin, IN.; and Mrs. Frede OZIAPSK, Hammon, IN. Funeral services at Antioch Baptist Church, Rev. Carrol PHILLIPS officiating. Burial in Antioch Cemetery. Arrangements by Gholson Funeral Home, McLeansboro.

CLAYTON, EMMA MARY
Rites held in Benton Sunday for Aged Woman. Funeral rites for Mrs. Emma Mary Clayton, 71, of Benton, were held 2 pm Sunday from the Freeman funeral home in Benton with Rev. R.P. Blatt in charge. Mrs. Clayton was the widow of the late Frank C. Clayton. She formerly lived in Johnston City. She is survived by six children. They are: Orville and Robert Clayton, Benton; Parley Clayton, Chicago; Loren Clayton, Piqua, Ohio; Mrs. Grace Knight, Harrisburg, PA; Mrs. Leota Owen, Tampa, Fla. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. William Griffith, Benton; Mrs. Belle Dial, Zeigler, and John Sweet, West Frankfort. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Benton

CLICK, WILLIAM "WILL"
CLICK, William "Will", 90, of Macedonia died Sept. 7, 1977 in Griffith, IN. Mr. Click, a veteran of WWI, is survived by a sister, Mrs. Golde Parks, Macedonia. His wife was the late Getta PARKS CLICK. Funeral services at Gholson Funeral Home, McLeansboro, Rev. Carroll Phillips officiating. Interment in Antioch Cemetery.

CLIFT, MIRIAM REED
Chesterfield, Mo. -- Miriam Reed Clift, 70, of 14316 Conway Meadows Court, a former Benton resident, died on Thursday, July 1, 1999, in her home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hobbs- Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Mark Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Clift was born June 13, 1929 in Benton, the daughter of Douglas and Gladis (Berry) Reed. She married Richard E. Clift and he survives. She was a homemaker, and of the Methodist faith. In addition to her husband, Richard, of Chesterfield, Mo., she is survived by a son, Douglas and wife Anne Clift; two daughters, Susan and husband, Jeff Crump, Sharon and husband, Walt Drbul, all of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Rachel, Drew, Hannah, Lauren, and Olivia, and a nephew, Mark Harrison of Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Richard Andrew Clift, a half-brother, Guy Reed, and a sister, Mildred Reed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208.

CLINTON, A.D.
(First line of this article is missing) New Hope Church Monday Morning at 10 o'clock for Rev. A. D. Clinton, who died early Sunday morning at his home, five miles east of Ina. Rev. J. L. Meads, pastor of the First Baptist church of Benton, officiated and burial was in the Kirk cemetery, north of Ina. Rev. Clinton had been in poor health for over a year, but not seriously until the last two weeks. He was born in Crittendon county, Kentucky, November 5, 1852. If he had lived until the fifth of next month he would have been 80 years of age. When he was two years of age his father, William Barnett Clinton, moved from Kentucky to a site one and a half miles northwest of Ina. Rev. Clinton lived there with his parents until he was married to Malinda Puckett, Nov. 7, 1872. To this union were born seven children: George Clinton, of Ina; Mrs. Cora Scarborough of Benton; Mrs. Ida Hayse, who died some 20 years ago; Mrs. Margaret Tucker, who died in 1904; Kelda Clinton, who died in 1900; Mrs. Nettie Scarborough of Benton; and Mabel Ing of Logan. Mrs. Malinda Clinton, his wife, died in 1900. He was next married to Della Beavis, who with her two sons, Paul and Glenn Beavis, and grandson Byford Beavis, all of Ina, also survive him. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Martha Harmon, of Ina, and two half sister, Mrs. Harriet Book, of Mt Vernon and Mrs. Eliza Cook, of Ina; and two half brothers, Barnett and Ed Clinton of Ina. Rev. Clinton belonged to the New Hope Free Will Baptist church. He took great interest in the work of church and all for which it stands. He enjoyed the love and respect of all who knew him, and his friends being numbered by his acquaintances. He was the type of man who was an asset to any community. He suffered greatly in the long weary months in which he was confined to his bed, but was ever cheerful and happy when not in great pain, and he sometimes sang as cheerful as if life was all sunshine and happiness to him. He was given all the care and consideration that love can lavish by his wife and step-sons and grandstepson and his own children, and not the slightest detail was overlooked that might bring him comfort of pleasure or lessen his sufferings. Rev. Clinton possessed great talent for speaking and singing. He had a good strong voice and good delivery. Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

CLINTON, LILLIE THARP
MRS. LILLIE THARP CLINTON DIES THURSDAY Mrs. Lillie Tharp Clinton, 78, Whittington, died at l:50 p.m. yesterday in Franklin Hospital following a long illness. She was a lifetime resident of Franklin County. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Johnston Funeral Home at Whittington with the Rev. Robert Ward officiating. The body will be at the funeral home after 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery under direction of Johnston Funeral Home. Mrs. Clinton was the daughter of William and Lucretia Pilson Tharp. She was a member of Whittington Baptist Church. She was born in Illinois. Her husband, Harley Clinton, survives. They were married Sept. 8, 1907. Other survivors: Three sons, Dennis Clinton of Virden, Ill., Joe Clinton of Dix, Wendell Clinton of Ewing; one sister, Mrs. Emma Echols of McLeansboro; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Benton Evening News - February 20, 1969

COATS, JULIA E.
Sister of Ewing residents dies
Mrs. JULIA E. COATS, 74, of Woodlawn, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Mrs. Coats was the sister of four Ewing residents. Mrs. Coats and her husband, the Reverend Clarence W. Coats, operated a restaurant and service station in Woodlawn several years, and she was also the retired assistant postmaster of Woodlawn. She was a member of Paradise Baptist Church of Tamaroa. In addition to her husband she leaves two children, Robert Coats and Mrs. William Chapman, Jr., of Woodlawn. She also leaves seven grandchildren; a great grand- child; three brothers, Leo, Harlie and Eugene Webb, all of Ewing, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle King, Ewing and Mrs. Willie Bangs, Delton, (Dalton) Wisc. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothers. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church. The Reverend James L. Flaman and the Reverend Dennie Steed will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Venron Memorial Gardens. Visitation at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday, and until 11 a.m. Thursday when the body will be removed to the Woodlawn church. [Sunday, July 2, 1978]

COCHRAN, AMELIA JANE
AMELIA COCHRAN RITES THURSDAY Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia Jane COCHRAN, 93, of Sesser, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Hazel Dell Baptist Church near Sesser. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery near Sesser. Mrs. COCHRAN died about noon Monday at Franklin Hospital, Benton, following a lengthy illness. Born March 27, 1877, in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of James and Mary BUTLER WILLIAMS. She was married to James COCHRAN on Dec. 12, 1895. She leaves her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Artie MONTGOMERY of Sesser; sons, Sebern and Troy, both of Sesser; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren,nine great-grandchildren. The Rev. Jack Ketterman will officiate at the services. Friends may call after 4 p.m. todayat Brayfield Funeral Home, Sesser. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Wednesday, April 22, 1970, page 19] *Note: Mis-spelled COCHRAN-COCKRUM

COCKRUM, DONALD RAY
Donald Ray Cockrum Formerly of Sesser Donald Ray Cockrum of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Sesser, passed away in Florida Thursday, March 29, 2007.He was born Feb. 3, 1930, to Stanton and Gusta (Boswell) Cockrum. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; one son Dennis and wife, Sheila, and grandchildren, Troy and Sara, all of Florida; a brother Eugene Cockrum and wife, Virginia, of Sesser; and several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Rowland, and his parents. Don's wishes were to be cremated. Burial will be at a later date. [Benton Evening News April 5, 2007]

COCKRUM, GERTRUDE MRS.
GERTRUDE COCKRUM DIES IN MINERS HOSPITAL
Mrs. Gertrude COCKRUM, 58, Rt. Sesser, died at 11 a.m. Monday in Miners Hospital, after an illness of several years. She was born March 29, 1901, in Franklin County. Her parents were Milo and Rosie GARNER BOWLIN. She leaves a brother Ezra BOWLIN of Sesser; sisters Mrs. Elsie McCOLLUM of Ina, Mrs. Maud LIPSLEY and Mrs. Louie McBRIDE both of Sesser. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sesser Baptist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Bill CHRISTOFF, officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call at Brayfield funeral Home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Tuesday, February 9, 1960,page2

COCKRUM, JAMES
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Brayfield Funeral Home, in Sesser for James COCKRUM, 98, of Sesser. He died Friday in the Franklin Hospital in Benton. He was born Dec. 2, 1876, in Franklin County, to Benjamin and Mary WHITLOCK COCKRUM. He was married to Amelia WILLIAMS, who preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Artie MONTGOMERY of Route 1, Sesser; a son, Troy of Route 1, Sesser; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery , near Benton. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Sunday, March 30, 1975, page 5]

COCKRUM, MAXINE ELIZABETH
Maxine Elizabeth Cockrum, age 67, formerly of Sesser, died at the home of her son in Marion at 8:30 a.m. on April 2, 2000. She was a homemaker, a Garden Club and attended Aldersgate Methodist Church. She was born March 11, 1933, in Clay County, to Commodore and Mabel (Slack) Grove. She married Harold L. Cockrum and he preceded her in death. She is survived two sons, Harold L. Cockrum Jr. of Pittsburg and Gregory L. Cockrum of Marion; one daughter, Pamela S. Seed of Pittsburg; grandchildren, Jessica R. Lane of Johnston City, Joshua L. Seed of Pittsburg, Nathan R. Cockrum, Benjamin S. Seed, Jacob Cockrum, all of Pittsburg and great grandson, Austin Lane; brother, James L. Grove of Marion; sister, Kathleen Sapp of Columbia, Missouri; brother, Larry C. Groves of Marion; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Betty Johnson of Mulkeytown and Sonny and Helen Simmons of Hobert, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on April 5, 2000, at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Rev. James Sloan officiating. Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Sesser.

COLEMAN, MAE
West Frankfort -- MRS. MAE COLEMAN Services Set Tuesday For West Frankfort Resident Mrs. Mae COLEMAN, 63, 305 W. 6th St., West Frankfort, died at her home at 10:30 p.m. Saturday following an extended illness. Mrs. COLEMAN was born May 11, 1898, near Thompsonville. She leaves one daughter, Miss Lillian BAIRD of West Frankfort; sisters, Mrs. Bertha WILLIAMS, Mrs. Iva SOUTHERLAND, Mrs. Alice TODD, all of West Frankfort, Mrs. Edith DEAN of Marion, and Mrs. Helen MATTHEWS of Chicago; and one brother, Arlie MARTIN of Chicago. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Apostolic Faith Assembly Church, West Frankfort. The Rev. Ruth HAYS will officiate. Burial will be in East Fork Cemetery. Friends may call at the Walker Funeral Home, West Frankfort. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill., Monday, 12 June 1961

COLEMAN, NELSON
West Frankfort -- SERVICES TODAY FOR NELSON COLEMAN
Funeral services for Nelson A. COLEMAN, 89, of West Frankfort, were to be a 9 a.m. today at the Stone Funeral Home, West Frankfort. The Rev. John BUSH was to officiate. Burial was to be in the East Fork Cemetery, east of West Frankfort. Mr. COLEMAN died in the American Beauty Nursing Home, West Frankfort, after a lengthy illness. Mr. COLEMAN was a retired coal miner. He was born Feb. 28, 1882, in Franklin County. He was a Jehovah's Witness. Mr. COLEMAN is survived by several nieces and step-daughters. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill., Monday, July 26, 1971

COMSUMANO, JOE
Johnston City-Joe Comsumano,an ilalian,of Sesser,was shot to death. Two shots were fired at close quarters,causing death instantly. The killing occured in a secluded spot at the rear of a lumber yard.It is the supposition that it was done by a member of the Black Hand. [8 april 1916]

CONTRI, EMIL
WEST FRANKFORT MAN DIES IN UNION HOSPITAL
Emil CONTRI, 74, 303 N. Monroe St., West Frankfort, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in Union Hospital. He suffered a heart attack at his home 30 minutes before. Mr. CONTRI had been under a doctor's care. He was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1906. He moved from Clayton, Ind. to West Frankfort in 1908. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 1265 and the Italian Liberty Lodge. He leaves daughters Mrs. Gernie ROSE of Ft. Myers, Fla., Mrs. Roy CASELLI of Detroit, Mich., and brother Silvio of West Frankfort. Friends may call at Union Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Other arrangements are incomplete. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Monday, 25 Jan 1960 CONTRI RITES SET Funeral services for Amil CONTRI, 74, 303 N. Monroe St. West Frankfort, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Funeral Home, where friends may call. The Rev. Glen WHEELER, West Frankfort, will officiate. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Mr. CONTRI died Saturday in Union Hospital. Tuesday, 26, January 1960

COOK, G.W.
G.W. COOK, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Matthew JONES, near Mulkeytown, Sunday morning. His wife, Sarah Ellen COOK, preceded him in death some two years ago. He leaves five children: Mrs. JONES, Mrs. Ann SMITH of DuQuoin; John COOK of Sesser; and Olen and Avery COOK of near Mulkeytown. Burial will take place at Mitchell Cemetery. 22 May 1939

COOK, MARY LOU
Mary Lou COOK, born in Franklin County, IL. 24 Aug., 1876; died 24 Oct. 1937. She was a daughter of George W. and Sarah Ellen COOK, and was one of a family of nine children; three brothers and three sisters survive: Mrs. Annie SMITH, Mrs. Ethel EUBANKS, Mrs. Audra JONES, John, Olen and Avery COOK. Her mother died a few months ago while her father survives. Mary Lou was married to Ozro NEVILLE on 15 Dec. 1892. There was born to this union seven children, one son, William Dennis NEVILLE, died several years ago, surviving children are Mary Ethel, Eva Lela, George Edward, Ara, Lois, and Thelma Helen. 3 Nov 1937

COOK, PHYLLIS F.
Christopher -- Phyllis F. Cook, 85, of 409 South Snider, died in the West Side Care Center in West Frankfort, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 1999. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday to the funeral home. Mrs. Cook was born on Jan. 3, 1914, in Franklin County, the daughter of A.C. and Narcissa (Rogers) Mitchell. She was married to Hiley Cook, who died in 1997. A homemaker, she was a member of the first Christian Church and the WMB Class of the Church and belonged to the Saddle Club. Survivors are daughter, Sandra Wynn of Cutler; a son, Thomas H. Cook of Christopher; three grandchildren, Trisha, James Thomas Wynn, Larry August Dale Wynn; great-grandchilden, Savannah Sue Wynn, Brandon James Dale Wynn, Joshaua Sisney, Gary Dean Reynolds.; a sister, Daisy Phegley of Christopher. Ten brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

COOK, RICHARD A.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Richard A. Cook, son of Doyle and Mavis Cook of Bourbonnis, died on October 8, 1999. He was buried in the Masonic & Odd Fellow Cemetery in Benton, on Tuesday, Oct. 18. They are former residents of the area. Mr. Cook was born in West Frankfort on May 28, 1942.

COOK, SARAH ELLEN
Sarah Ellen COOK, 78, died at her home near Sesser this morning. She was the daughter of Robert and Permelia BRAYFIELD HAMMONDS. She is survived by her husband, George COOK, and four daughters, Mrs. Ethel EUBANKS and Mrs. Affie NEVIL of Sesser; Mrs. Audry JONES of Mulkeytown, and Mrs. Ann SMITH of DuQuoin, and three sons, John, of Sesser, Olen and Avery (COOK?) of Mulkeytown. Burial at Mitchell Cemetery. 11 May 1937

COPELAND, ELFIE MRS.
ELFIE COPELAND OF MULKEYTOWN DIES
Mrs. Elfie COPELAND, 83, of Mulkeytown, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Miners Hospital, Christopher, after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 15, 1882, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Alcy DAVIS FURLOW. Her husband, Walter, died in 1959. Mrs. COPELAND was a member of the Mulkeytown Christian Church. She leaves sons, Earl, George and Carol, all of Chicago, Redford of Calumet City, Harold of Orland Park and Charles of Christopher; daughters, Mrs. Freda BREWER of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Lois LEITER of Chicago Heights, Mrs. Helen BROWNING of Calumet City, Mrs. Elizabeth WINGET of Mulkeytown and Mrs. Rubie SILKWOOD of Christopher; and a sister, Mrs. Magg HICKS of Mulkeytown. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. The Rev. Gene FOX will officiate. Burial will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Monday, October 31, 1966, page 18

CORN, JOHN R.
John R. CORN, died at his home in Akin Saturday night. Burial was at the Brady Cemetery. He was born in Illinois 8 May 1862, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. CORN. Over 50 years ago he wed Sophia IRBY, who survives with the following children: Williard, Walter, Ray and Carl CORN of Akin; Mrs. Roy HUNGATE, Benton; and one daughter in California. He was preceded in death by six brothers. Obits & Tidbits 1939-1940 (PULLIAM) pg 64, Mon 22 Jan 1940 issue

CORN, SOPHIA
Mrs. Sophia CORN, 78, was born 8 Nov. 1866, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James IRBY, and passed away this morning at her home in Benton. She was married to John R. CORN some 60 years ago. She is sv/b the following: children, Willard, Carl and Ray CORN of Akin; Walter of Cabery, Illinois; Mrs. Roy HUNGATE of Benton; Mrs. Victor M. CARLSON of California; and Mrs. E. J. MASSEY of Urbana, Illinois; 4 sisters: Mrs. Ruth CONOVER of Benton, Mrs. J. J. SHIRLEY, Mrs. Nancy LAMPLEY, and Mrs. Ezra HAYES, all of Akin. Her funeral will be held at Oak Grove Church, of which she was a member, burial at Brady Cemetery. Obits & Tidbits 1943-1946 (PULLIAM) pg 37, 23 May 1944 issue

COULSON, VANCE W.
Christopher Vance W. Coulson, 93, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Franklin Skilled Care in Benton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Coulson was born in Centerville, Iowa, on April 5, 1906, the son of J.L.and Bessie (Wiseman) Coulson. He was married to Grace Lee (Teaney) Coulson, who died on Jan. 31, 1983. He was a retired coal miner and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Christopher. Survivors include one daughter, Judith Coulson of Christopher; two sisters, Dorothy Coulson of Christopher; Lois Latta of Terra Haute, Ind.; and one brother Clarence Coulson of Springfield, Ohio.

CRABTREE, Mrs. DOROTHY
In ill health since last October, Mrs. Dorothy CRABTREE, wife of Carl CRABTREE of 827 Douglas St., died at 8:45 p.m. Monday in St. Anthony's Hospital. She was 42. Mrs. CRABTREE had been in and out of hospitals several times since the beginning of her illness and had last entered March 15. She had resided in Alton for 24 years, moving here from West Frankfort, her birthplace. She was born Jan 2, 1920, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dow ODLE. Surviving in addition to her husband to whom she was married Jan 29, 1938, are a son, Donald; a brother, Edward ODLE, Alton; a sister Mrs. Virginia JONES, Youngstown, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Donna. The body is at Gent chapel where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel by the Rev. Adolph ERBE of Belleville. Interment will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. The Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Ill, Tues, Mar 20, 1962

CRADDICK, FREIDA
EAST PEORIA -- Freida G. Craddick, 81, of 106 Brow Court died at 10:44 a.m. Monday, May 23, 1994, at Rosewood Care Center. Born Dec. 29, 1912, in Sesser to William and Maude Sexton Hatcher, she married Donald D. Craddick on June 27, 1933, in East St. Louis. He died June 22, 1992, in Peoria. Three sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Byron (Irene) Renfro of East Peoria, Mrs. Noel (Irma) Christman of Shelbyville, Mrs. Jim (Ina) Collins of Battle Ground, Wash., and Berniece Casner of Tower Hill; two brothers, Paul Hatcher of Mesa, Ariz., and Samuel Hatcher of Tower Hill; and several nieces and nephews. She worked for Caterpillar Inc., Hiram Walker & Sons Inc. and Catholic Social Services, retiring in 1977. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Remmert Funeral Home. The Rev. Woodrow Sanders will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter. [Peoria Journal Star May 24, 1994]

CRADDOCK, JOE
January 3, 2002 Benton -- Joe Craddock, 74 of Benton, died at 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at the Franklin Skilled Care in Benton. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Burton Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. on Friday until the time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Craddock was born on June 2, 1927, in Hamilton County, the son of Osias and Blanche (Garner) Craddock. He was married to the former Judy Moore. She survives. He was retired as Business Manager of the IBEW Local 702. He was a Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 280 in Benton. In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by one son, Mark Craddock of Benton; and two sisters, Ruby Kasper of Benton, and Mary Buntin of Akin. His parents preceded him in death. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the National Brain Tumor Foundation 414 13th St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA. 94612-2603. Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

CREMEENS, ETHEL
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stone Funeral Home, West Frankfort, for Ethel CREMEENS, 90, of 103 Elmwood Addition, West Frankfort. The Bev. Bruce MCNEELY will officiate. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery, near Akin. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. CREMEENS died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday in Union Hospital, West Frankfort. She had been ill. Born Feb 9, 1882, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John ING. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, West Frankfort. Her husband, Orval CREMEENS, died in 1964. Surviving are three sons Geoffrey "'Bud" CREMEENS, West Frankfort, Ross of Cedar Lake, Ind., and Lytle of Griffith, Ind.; five daughters, Mrs. John WILLIAMS and Mrs. Chloe IRVIN both of West Frankfort, Mrs. Arlie MOORE of Rt. 1, West Frankfort, Mrs. Gladys JOHNSON, Evansville, lnd., and Mrs. Russell BANNESTER of Griffith, Ind., and a total of 105 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Friday, February 18, 1972, page 8

CREMEENS, GEOFFREY ROSS
West Frankfort Youth Found Shot To Death
A 19-year-old West Frankfort boy, Geoffrey Ross CREMEENS, was found shot to death Monday at his home at 1306 E. St. Louis St. He had been planning to study for the ministry. Geoffrey "Bud" CREMEENS, West Frankfort auto dealer, found his son's body about 2 p.m. in a pantry adjoining the kitchen. A 20-gauge shotgun was nearby and the youth apparently died of a shotgun wound in the chest. Franklin county Coroner Jess BRITTON said the pellets hit the lower part of his heart. The boy was taking refresher courses at Frankfort Community High School before entering divinity schools. He attended classes until 10:15 a.m. Monday. No one else was at home. The youth's mother was reported visiting relatives in Evansville, Ind. CREMEENS was enrolled in Latin, geometry and college preparatory English courses at Frankfort Community High School. A school spokesman said he was "doing well". BRITTON scheduled an inquest at 6 p.m. Thursday at the West Frankfort City Hall. Geoffrey CREMEENS was born Feb. 23, 1940. He was a member of West Frankfort Second Baptist church and a 1958 high school graduate. He leaves his parents; grandmother Mrs. Ethel CREMEENS of West Frankfort; brothers Ronnie and Dwight, at home; sister Mrs. Bill PEACOCK of Ziegler. Funeral services will be a 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Vern E. BAIRD, church pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Theron H. KING, First Baptist Church pastor. Burial will be in Brady's Cemetery, east of Akin. Friends may call at Union Funeral Home and at the church one and a half hours before the services. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Tues,Jan 26, 1960 Friday, January 29, 1960 Jury Rules Youth's Death Was Accident A 19-year-old West Frankfort youth found shot in the chest at his home Monday died accidentally, a coroner's jury decided Thursday. Franklin County Coroner Jess BRITTON said the jury, meeting in the City Hall, ruled the death of Geoffrey Ross CREMEENS was due to injuries sustained from a 20-gauge shotgun wound, suffered between 11 a.m. and 2 p. m. Monday. The boy's father, Geoffrey "Bud" CREMEENS found him at 2p.m. The boy attended classes at Frankfort Community High School until 10:15 a.m. each day and then worked in his father's automobile garage and sales room. The gun was kept on a pantry shelf. The boy was found lying in the doorway between the pantry and kitchen. BRITTON said the boy had been a hunter. He was taking refresher courses at the high school to prepare him for college and study for the ministry.

CREMER, David Lee
David Lee Cremer age 56, of West Frankfort passed away, Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 1:45 A.M. at his residence. He was born December 4, 1951 in Christopher, Illinois to William Cremer and Muriel (Moore) Cremer. He married Geneva (Alexander) Cremer and she survives of West Frankfort; Other survivors include 2 daughters, Paula Osteen and husband, Eric of Thompsonville and Jamie Haskins and husband, Derek of Benton; 4 grandchildren, Cheyenne, Brehan, Autum and Tristen; mother, Muriel Cremer of West Frankfort; 5 sisters, Janice Johnson, Beth and husband, Scott Biggs, Carla and husband, Gene Pulliam, Sally and husband, John Odle and Mary Mell all of West Frankfort, 1 brother, Richard and wife, Kathy Cremer of West Frankfort; half sister, Linda Songer of Paducah, Ky.. He was preceded in death by his father, William. David is of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from 1969 to 1971 and earned the Bronze Star. David was a L.P.N. at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion for many years. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Parker - Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort with Rev. Dave Netherton officiating. Burial with military rites by the American Legion of Orient Zeigler and the VFW of West Frankfort will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the guest register visit www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com.

CREMEENS, LINDSEY W.
Cremeens, Capt L.W. Died 02 Sep 1895, at home in Belle Rive; former attorney in McLeansboro. [McLeansboro Times - Hamilton Co, IL., 06 Sep 1895]

CROSLEY, CATHERINE
FORMER VALIER WOMAN DIES IN SPRINGFIELD
Mrs. Catherine CROSLEY, 78, former Valier resident, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She had lived in Springfield for six years. Mrs. CROSLEY was born March 20, 1882, in Sewell, W. Va. Her parents were the late Patrick and Margaret MCAULEY. Her husband Jud P. CROSLEY, died in 1942. She was a member of the Valier Royal Neighbors Lodge and Valier Methodist Church. She leaves son Patrick M. of Chicago; sisters Mrs. Maggie SPAID of Cambridge, Ohio, Mrs. Mary FRAZEE of Byesville, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three children preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Valier Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles HOLLOWAY will officiate. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery. Friends may call at Gilbert Funeral Home. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Thursday, February 4, 1960]

CROSLIN, BONNIE
Bonnie CROSLIN, 70, of Route 1, West Frankfort, died early today, Jan. 22, 1976, at home. She was born June 17, 1905, in Thompsonville, to Harden and Melinda WILLIAMS HICKS. She married George CROSLIN July 6, 1921, in Thompsonville. Mrs. CROSLIN was a nurse's aide at Downey State Hospital in North Chicago. She retired in 1965. She was a member of the East Fork Baptist Church, the Royal Neighbors Club and the RWI Club of West Frankfort. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Bob CROSLIN of West Frankfort and James CROSLIN of Cincinnati, Ohio; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort. Burial will be in East Fork Cemetery in West Frankfort. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Thur,Jan 22, 1976]

CROSS, OPAL M.
Opal M. Cross, 85, of 110 Copple St., Benton, died at Franklin Skilled Care, Benton, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, 1993. Funeral services were held Monday at ll:00 a.m. with Dorne Garner officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Cross was born on Oct. 26, 1907 in Wayne County, IL, the daughter of Charles and Laura Robertson Shaw. She was married on Feb. 8, 1930 to John Cross, who died in Dec. of 1951. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Franklin Hospital. She was a member of the Non-Denominational Christian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Morris of Gibson City, IL and Ruth Stewart of Benton; five sons, Charles Cross of Ridgway, Wayne Cross of Trivoli, Robert Cross of Kansas City, MO., Delbert Cross of Bethany and Gene Cross of Decatur; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Shaw of Wayne City, IL and Raymond Shaw of Henderson, Ky. Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two children, one grandchild, four brothers and one sister. [Benton Evening News - Monday, August 16, 1993]

CROWDER, ADDA S CURTIS
Adda S CURTIS CROWDER, daughter of Foster and Lynn NEASE CURTIS, was born 02 Oct 1884 in Meigs County, Ohio; died at her home in West Frankfort on 15 Apr 1930. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Carterville in her earlier married life and remained a member there until her death. She is survived by her husband, E A Crowder of West Frankfort; one daughter, Mrs Fred Daily of Rockford, Illinois; three sons, Curtis, 18, Russell 15, and Billy 13, all of West Frankfort; two brothers, C J Curtis of Eustio, Florida; Damon Curtis of Flint Michigan; and one sister, Mrs Dora Palmer of Noble, Illinois. She was an ideal wife and mother. Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs Palmer with burial in the Noble Cemetery.[West Frankfort-Daily American 22 Apr 1930]

CUMMINGS, FERN
Formerly of Benton -- Fern Cummings, 85, of Herrin and formerly of Benton, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Arrangements are pending at Poulson Funeral Home in Benton. Fern Cummings, 85, of Benton, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Poulson Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Ron Cremeens officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & OddFellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday, to the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Marshall Browning Hospital, 900 N. Washington St., P.O. Box 192, Du Quoin, IL 62832. She was born March 12, 1919, in Benton, the daughter of George Cashen and Ray (Burlison) Sandusky. She first worked with the Woolworth Company in California, West Frankfort, and Benton, then the Joan Clair Sewing Factory in Benton. She attended beauty school and worked 17 years for the Regional Superintendent of Schools, serving Elvis Nolen, Allan Patton, and Barry Kohl, until she retired. She attended the North Benton Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Charles David "Hound Dog" Cummings of Benton; two daughters, Virginia Smothers and husband, Ted, of Hazelwood, Mo., and Nancy Tasky and husband, Bill, of Benton; seven grandchildren, Cindy Bradley and husband, Joe, of Marion, Christine Reed and husband, Mark, of Benton, Jason Smothers of Hazelwood, Mo., Jarad Tylar Cummings of Johnston City, Kim Mandrell and husband, Mike, of Benton, David Taskey and wife, Rita, of Hayes, Virginia, and Bruce Tasky and wife, Lenora, of West Frankfort; three great-grandchildren, Heather Mandrell, and Lacey Mandrell, both of Benton, and Sarah Shelton of Zeigler; three great-grandchildren, Alex Smith of Benton, Dakota Shelton of Zeigler, and Abby Bradley of Marion; and one brother, Kenneth Sandusky and wife, Georgia, of Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, and one sister, Beulah Sims.

CUNNINGHAM, LOUE DELLA
BENTON WOMAN, 87, DIES; RITES TUESDAY
Mrs. Loue Della CUNNINGHAM, 87, of West Blake St., Benton, died Saturday in Franklin Hospital. She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth TATE MCADOO and was married to Robert CUNNINGHAM who died in 1933. Mrs. CUNNINGHAM was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of the Bethel Methodist Church. Survivors include sons, Charles, Fred and Ray CUNNINGHAM, all of Benton; James CUNNINGHAM of St. Charles; daughters, Mrs. Faye GUNTER CARLSON of Benton and Mrs. Pearl LEE of Flint, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Poulson-Freeman Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Raymond RICHARDSON officiating. Burial will be in M and IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Sunday, January 21, 1968]

CURRY, GEORGE E.
BENTON-- George E. CURRY, 77, of 319 Madison Street, died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry D. CLYATT officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. CURRY was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Thompsonville, the son of Charles A. and LuCindy (SWOPSHER) CURRY. He was a former service station manager for 18 years with the Franklin Grain and Supply, and later worked for F.W. Electric for 10 years. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Benton. Survivors include a daughter, Georgia CURRY, Benton, several nieces and nephews, and many friends at the First Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. CURRY was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Arthur and Charles CURRY, and two sisters, Irene SULLIVAN and Hettie HALEY. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home. Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Mon 29 Dec 2003 issue

CURRY, Rev. HOUSTON
Funeral rites for Rev. Houston CURRY, 60, were held from the Bear Point Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Lipton HARPOOLE and Rev. Floyd HARTLEY officiated. The son of the late Charles and Isabelle CURRY, he was born in Franklin County. He married Martha LANCE in 1916. Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Aretta WILLIAMSON; four sons, Carl and Farrell Eugene of Sesser, Loren and Lowell of St. Louis, MO; two brothers, Norman and Scott, of Sesser; and five sisters, Mrs. Nina GILLIAM of Sesser, Mrs. Ellen UPTON and Mrs. Nora THOMPSON of Chicago, Mrs. Leota PRESLEY of Champaign and Mrs. Nora WHITTINGTON of Whittington. Mr. CURRY was an ordained Free Will Baptist preacher. Burial was in Maple Hill cemetery with the Brayfield Funeral Home in charge. [Goode-Barren Gen. Soc. Newsletter.Vol.15, No. 20, May 1994]

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