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Obituaries and Death Notices


Goben, Audrey Jean

Audrey Jean Goben, 81, of White Hall, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born Nov. 30, 1929, in White Hall, the daughter of Albert and Isabelle Cox Bateman. She married Bill Goben on Oct. 14, 1949, in White Hall, and he survives.
She is also survived by a daughter, Debbie (Tom) Verity of White Hall; a son, Bob (Janet) Goben of Carrollton; three grandchildren, Stacey (husband, Greg) Killion, Emily Verity and Jason Verity; stepgrandchildren, Clayton Arnett and Sally Arnett. There are four great-grandchildren, Lauren, Erin and Olivia Killion; four step-great-grandchildren, Abby Jones, Brayden, Jayce and Max Arnett and Jack Campbell; one sister, Beverly Howard of White Hall; and a brother, Terry Bateman of Bethalto. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Cateman.
Audie loved to garden and care for her many daylilies. She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking. She was very active at the Jerseyville Wellness Center. She was a dietician at the White Hall Hospital until her retirement and had worked at Ridings Dry Goods in White Hall. She was a member of the White Hall First Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial at White Hall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Gound, Sarah LouVon Dossett
Sarah LouVon (Dossett) Gound, 79, of White Hall, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at St. John's Prairie Heart Institute.
She was born Sept. 13, 1931, in White Hall, to Henry and Flora Dossett of White Hall, both preceded her in death.
Sarah has three brothers who have preceded her in death, Claude of Missouri, Kenneth of White Hall and Russell of White Hall; and two brothers who survive, Glenn and wife, Shirley Dossett of Topeka, Kan., and Arthur "Buck" Dossett of White Hall.
Sarah married Chester E. Gound of Patterson, and after 38 years they divorced. Sarah had four sons and four daughters, Robert Gound of Warsaw, deceased, Carolyn and late husband Donald Anthony of White Hall, Donna and husband Bill Combs of White Hall, Rickey and wife Nita Gound of White Hall, Danny Gound of White Hall, deceased, Janice and husband Ed Sweeten of White Hall, Gregory Gound of White Hall and Brenda Buchanan of Vermont, Ill. Sarah enjoyed numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sarah was saved and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of White Hall.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, where visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Burial will follow at the White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Griffin, E. Marie
E. Marie Griffin, 92, of Springfield, and formerly of Greenfield, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Greenfield, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Cooley) Meng. She married John Francis "Doc" Griffin on Aug. 17, 1940, and he preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2008.
Surviving are three daughters, Gloria (Gary) Heggy of Athens, Jeannie (Mike) Ramsey of Jerseyville and Mary Kay (Gregg) Reed of Springfield; one son, John (Barb) Griffin of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Debbie Amundson, Aaron Elliott, Laura Pfleiger, Lisa Ward, Amanda Ramsey, David Griffin and Anna Reed; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill (Mary) Meng of Mizzoula, Mont.
Mrs. Griffin was a co-owner of Griffin's AG Grocery Store, a member of St. Michael Church, St. Michael Ladies Club and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed being a Watkins dealer and loved to travel, garden and fish, and most of all loved her family and friends.
Rosary Service will be at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday with visitation following from 4-7 p.m. at the Shield-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Church in Greenfield Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial following at the Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Hall, Roy Benjamin
Roy Benjamin Hall, 83, of Carrollton passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Jerseyville Community Hospital in Jerseyville.
He was born Aug. 2, 1928, at home on his family's farm near Murrayville and was the son of the late Earl and Eva Mae Hall.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Bohn) Hall. They were married Sept. 11, 1955, at White Hall Baptist Church where Virginia's father, the late Reverend Benjamin A. Bohn, was the minister and her mother, the late Clara Bohn, was the organist. The wedding ceremony was co-officiated by Reverend Bohn and his brother, the late Reverend William Bohn.
Roy grew up on the farm, raised his family on the farm, and was able to spend his last days on his farm. He enjoyed working hard, raising a good crop, and implemented soil conservation measures wherever he could. Holding fast to his belief that the seventh day is a day of rest, he ran a productive farm without working on Sundays.
As much as he loved farming, his church and family were the most important things in his life. He was a devoted father and taught his children to be good stewards of the land. He is survived by his three children: Vicki Jo Evans, husband Kevin; Rick Hall, wife Laura; and Rob Hall, wife Sandy. He is also survived by his grandchildren Olivia, Nathan, and Keith Evans, Eva and Ruthie Hall, and Abigail, Jessica, and Elizabeth Hall.
He was a 1946 graduate of Murrayville High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-50 during the Korean War and reached the rank of corporal in the Military Police. After serving his country, he furthered his education under the G.I. Bill.
Roy loved the Lord and was a leader at the Jerseyville First Baptist Church where he and Virginia were members for 55 years. During that time he served as a trustee, deacon, Sunday school teacher, and countless other leadership roles including property committee, where his knowledge of construction, plumbing, and electrical, along with his skill with tools, were often put to use. He always took time to call on the homebound to deliver communion and visit. The church honored him twice as "Father of the Year".
Survivors include his siblings, John Hall of Jacksonville, Lela Hawkins of Orion, Ruth Hall of Jacksonville, Ilene Shafer of Winchester, Robert Hall of Jacksonville, and David Hall of Murrayville, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Fred Hall, and infant brother, Charles Hall.
Visitation was at the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2011. The funeral was also held at the church 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, with the Rev. Brent Meyer and the Rev. Ed Hahn officiating.
Roy is buried at Providene Cemetery, only a few miles from the farm he worked so many years.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Hardwick, Donna L.
Donna L. "Ant D" Hardwick, 58, of Carrollton, died Friday Aug. 12, 2011, at the home she shared with her loving husband, Larry.
Born Jan. 25, 1953, in Carrollton, she was the daughter of the late David and Opal (Hardwick) Worthey. She married Larry Hardwick on Aug. 26, 1972, and he survives.
Also surviving are a half brother, Arthur (wife, Janet) Carver of Foley, Ala.; a half sister, Dolly Liles a resident of Willow Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Jerseyville; and cousins, nephews and nieces.
She worked for Community Care Systems at Pittsfield. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Carrollton.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Following 11 a.m. services, burial will be at the Mount Gilead Cemetery, southwest of Carrollton.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Hartman, Fred W.
Fred W. Hartman, 79, of Carrollton, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at his residence.
Born in Michael Jan. 15, 1932, he was the son of the late Frank and Alice Roach Hartman. He married the former Lorna M. Longmeyer on Setp. 15, 1956, at St. Michael's Church in Greenfield, and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Bob Taylor of Greenfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Tori Hartman of Mount Vernon; two grandsons, Ryan J. Graner and Nicholas C. Hartman; a great-grandson, Jackson M. Hinrichs-Graner; a sister, Freda Kirbach of Henry; and two brothers, Jim Hartman and Herb (wife, Henrietta) Hartman, both of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: Charles and Joseph Hartman.
Fred was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a cashier and later board member of the Carrollton Bank from 1966-1977. He later worked at Greene Co. National Bank (now Cornerstone Bank) from 1978-1989 serving as Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer. In 1989, he went to work at the State Bank of Eldred, and worked there as cashier until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton.
He loved gardening, helping friends and family with projects and his hunting trips out west with friends. He loved showing people by hand gesture that they were #1.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until Mass time at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton. Following the 11 a.m. Mass, burial will be at St. John's Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Henderson, Jacqueline "Jackie"
Jacqueline "Jackie" Henderson, 82, of Wrights, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Boyd Hospital in Carrollton.
She was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Wrights, to Richard C. Sr. and Mattie Mae (Mason) Whorten. She married William "Bill" Henderson on Sept. 3, 1949, in Alton, and he preceded her in death May 30, 1998.
She is survived by two sons, Blair and Murray, both of Wrights; one granddaughter, Lindsey Henderson of Greenfield; and one brother, George Allen (Donna) Whorten of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Mary Ayers, Geraldine Felts, Beryl Ferenback and Alice Whorten; and three brothers, Richard C. Whorten Jr., Mason Dale Whorten and Murl Whorten.
Mrs. Henderson retired from White House Manufacturing and was a member of the Charity Southern Baptist in Greenfield.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Charity Baptist Church where services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Housmann, Herld H.
Herld H. Housmann, 77, of Hillview, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.
He was born July 26, 1934, in Kampsville, son of Harry Harmon and Lora Mae Sutton Housmann. He married Wanda Jane Hardwick on Aug. 14, 1953, in Hardin, and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Janie Sue (husband, Gary) Savage of Hillview and Melody Jo (husband, Don) Camerer of Milton; four grandchildren, Benjamin Runtz, Craig Renfrow, Chris Renfrow and Christopher Camerer; and three great-grandchildren, Quentin Renfrow, Jacob Runtz and Maddie Camerer. He also has two brothers, Elmer Housmann of Hillview and Carl Housmann of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by sisters, Violet Housmann, Dorothy Duggins and Minnie Wanicks; and brothers, Edward and Fred Housmann.
Herld worked at Hartwell Ranch in Hillview for over 30 years, and had worked at Orton Quarry for five years. He enjoyed woodworking and carving, making doll houses, barns and other craft items. He always kept busy, helping others with roofing, carpentry work, or anything that needed done. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Following cremation, private services with the immediate family will be held.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Jones, Clarence Eugene - Clarence Jones drowned on Sunday afternoon, June 7 {1903}, at about 2:30 PM in Jackson Marshall's pond about 1 mile north of Whitehall, Ill. He had gone swimming with Clarence Tunison and Hal Henry. The boys had been in the water only a few minutes when Clarence Jones began calling for help. He went under before the other boys could get to him. Charles Johnson was in a boat on the north end of the pond and went immediately to help.
Mr. Marshall, who resides only a short distance from the pond, was notified. They attempted, unsuccessfully, to recover the body using grappling hooks. Mr. Marshall obtained a seine and, after an hour and a half, recovered the body. All efforts to resusitate life proved futile. An inquest was held and it was concluded that Clarence Jones died died by accidental drowning affected by heart trouble.
[Source: Whitehall Register - contributed by Peggy Jones <wetland@bga.com]

Jones, Malinda Baker - died at 2:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 1930. She was 72 years, 8 months, 3 days old. Funeral services were held at the Reeve & Mackey Chapel at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 16, 1930. She is buried at the White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Illinois.
[Aunt Sally and my grandmother were half sisters. Grandma's dad died in his 20's, and her mother married a Buck and that was Aunt Sally's maiden name. She was born in a log cabin right next to Jones Cemetery out east and north of White Hall.
[Source Jerry Jones Sr. Funeral Notice Card. contributed by Peggy Jones <wetland@bga.com]

Jouett, Donna Joan
Donna Joan Jouett, 74, of Wood River, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born April 7, 1937, in Manchester, the youngest child of George Loran and Faye Marie (Maberry) Estler. She married Darrold Jouett on March 3, 1956 in Greenfield, and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dennis (Cindy) Jouett of Jerseyville and Doug (Martha) Jouett of San Antonio; and one daughter, Lori (Bo) Kratschmer of Edwardsville; six grandchildren, Sarah (Nathan) Brunaugh, David (fiancee, Lanie Johnson) Jouett, Jessica (Shawn) Dow, Ashley Mize, Marisa Jouett and Jack Jouett; and two great-grandchildren, Aden Brunaugh and Brendan Dow. She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Megan Jouett; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgine (Charlie) Stingley and Betty (Lloyd) Plogger; and one brother and sister-in-law, Darrell (Soon Duk) Estler.
Mrs. Jouett loved her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren she lovingly referred to as "Her Babies".
Visitation will be from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Greenfield United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Joyce, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Joyce, 94, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Greenfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Heritage Health in Jacksonville.
She was born Oct. 14, 1916, in Jersey County, to Austin and Effie (Wilbert) Joyce.
She is survived by several nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Francis and Wilbert Joyce.
She was a retired school teacher having taught in several St. Louis school districts. She graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville.
At her request, her body has been donated to medical research at St. Louis University School of Medicine. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Keller, Annie Louise
Killed in Tornado
Green county (Centerville) school teacher, 25 years old, who lost her life in the tornado which swept that territory on April 19, (1927). Seeing the storm approaching, members of the school became panic stricken. Miss Keller directed the sixteen pupils to lie flat upon the floor under their desks. One or two remained standing, or running about the room. Miss Keller finally succeeded in making them get flat upon the floor. She had no time to save herself, - and after the tornado had passed her body was found, bend over a desk, pinned by a fallen rafter, - dead. The sixteen pupils were rescued, - alive. The school house was of brick. The corner section of the wall six feet high was all that remained standing after the storm. Miss Keller had taught school in Green county for seven years. She was affianced to Howard Hobson, a young farmer of Centerville, who was the first to arrive at the scene of destruction after the storm, and who assisted in digging her crushed body from out the debris of the crumbled building.
[Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan’s scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas]

Keller, Gilbert Dean
Gilbert Dean Keller, 95, of White Hall, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born March 18, 1916, in Wrights, the son of Elmer and Neta Bradshaw Keller. He married Naomi Crawford on May 30, 1942, and she preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2006.
He is survived by a daughter, Anita (husband, Tim) Lucas of Corvallis, Mont.; four sons, Craig (wife, Brenda) Keller of Murphysboro, Gilbert (wife, Sharon) Keller of Katy, Texas, Mark (wife, Vicki) Keller of White Hall and William (wife, Linda) Keller of White Hall; nine grandchildren, Heath, Drew, Lucas, Kelly, Nicole, Jake, Gilbert, Brian and Kristen Keller; and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Marita Keller; a brother, Harold Keller; and a sister, Roberta Smith.
Private funeral services will be held at a later date.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

King, Bonnie
Mary Bonavere "Bonnie" King, 84, of Carrollton, died at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at 2 a.m.
Born near Mozier Sept. 20, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Mary Blackorby Cloninger. She married Elby King on May 9, 1948, and he preceded her in death March 4, 2008.
Surviving are cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her son, Kendall King.
Bonnie attended the Carrollton First Presbyterian Church. She was a typical hard-working, loving farm wife. She will be sadly missed.
Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Following visitation, graveside rites will be held at Carollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Kuhnline, Francis L.
Francis L. Kuhnline, 89, of Shelton, Wash., and formerly of Greenfield, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Mason General Hospital in Shelton.
He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Carrollton, to Frank G. and Thecla (Grummel) Kuhnline. He married Emily Daum on April 22, 1946, and she preceded him in death April 13, 1991. He then married Agnes Grueter on Oct. 4, 1991, and she survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Edward (Sue) of Rockbridge, Don of Carrollton and Bill of Greenfield; two stepsons, Patrick Holladay of California and Paul Holladay of Portland, Ore.; a step-daughter, Mary Ann Schaffer of West Linn, Ore.; a brother, Joseph Kuhnline of Alton; two sisters, Barbara Rawe of Greenfield and Sister Thecla Kuhnline, O.P., of Jackson, Miss.; three grandchildren, Krista (Chris) Heavner, Kelly (Shannon) Brown and Kyle Kuhnline; two stepgrandchildren, Tobi Miller and Tyler Blake; five great-grandchildren, Alexa, Laiken, Austin, Sophie and Liam; one step-great-granddaughter, Aubrey; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. Francis was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Emily; a son, James Francis; two sisters, Sister Josita Kuhnline, O.P., and Elizabeth Ann Kuhnline.
Mr. Kuhnline served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, serving in the European Theater in 1944. He was awarded two bronze Stars for his service in the 100th Infantry Division in Germany in 1945. He was discharged in January 1946 at Camp Grant in Illinois. He was a 1940 graduate of St. John's High School and he and Agnes were the only living graduates of that class. He retired from farming in 1988, and after Emily passed, he enjoyed spending time in Yuma, Ariz., in winter and summers in their home in Shelton, along with visits back to Illinois.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the St. Michael Church in Greenfield. Prayer service will be at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday with visitation following from 4-8 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield with full military rites being provided by Fitzsimmons Post 225 of Greenfield and Carrollton Post 114.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Lee, Gale
Gale Lee, 65, of Woodson, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.
He was born May 28, 1946, in Pittsfield, the son of Franklin Floyd and Mazo Lucille Gresham Lee, and they preceded him in death. He married Janet "Sue" Spindel on June 18, 1966, in Springfield.
Gale is survived by his wife, Sue; a daughter, Christina Butler (partner, Jay Kemble), one grandson, Garrett Cruzan; a brother, Edward (Carolyn) Lee; a sister, Georgia Daugherty; and many brothers and sisters on a journey of recovery.
Gale worked as a pharmacist for many years, most recently working for Meijer Store Pharmacy in Springfield and a few northern Illinois Meijer stores, and Potter Drugs in Petersburg. He began his pharmacy training in the U.S. Army in 1966. He completed a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Gale finished his Pharmacy education, graduating from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1973.
Gale enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, canoeing and spending time in fellowship with his friends, and was a longtime friend of Bill W. He was a natural engineer, designing tools for Poly-Tools, the family business started by he and his wife in 1999. It was often said that if it were possible to build a jig to get to Heaven, Gale would make it. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his quick wit and keen sense of humor, and his caring and acceptance of others. Gale had a warm, gregarious personality and treated all he knew as equals.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends following the service.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Lewellen, Dr. William D.
Dr. William D. Lewellen, 83, of Carrollton, died on Monday evening, May 23, 2011, at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville.
Born in Neoga Sept. 3, 1927, he was the son of the late William P. and Euphrasia (Kuykendall) Lewellen. He married the former Nancy Crichton on June 14, 1953, in Danville, Va., and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John (wife, Susan) Lewellen of LaPlata, Md., and Kenneth (wife, Donna) Lewellen of Sapulpa, Okla.; a daughter, Catherine (husband, Robert) Reif of Carrollton; six grandchildren, Tim (companion, Tobi Miller) Reif, Rebecca (husband, Thomas) Hoaglin, David (fiancee, Allison McLemore) Reif, Greg Reif and Lasalle and Marshall Lewellen; three great-grandchildren, Brody Reif, Hannah Hoaglin and Aubrey Garrison. A brother, Perry (wife, Anita) Lewellen of Carmel, Ind.; and a nephew, Gary (wife, Pat) Lewellen of Indianapolis, also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Albert F. Lewellen; and an infant sibling.
Dr. Lewellen received his B.A. from Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, Va.) in 1953, his master's from the National College of Education in Evanston, and his D. Ed. (Doctor of Education) from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. An educator for 37 years, he served as a teacher, principal and an assistant superintendent, primarily in the western suburbs of Chicago. He retired from District 100 in Belvidere.
He was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church. He loved to cook, tend to his flower garden and his last dog, Tuppence. He was a kind and gentle man who will be missed by family and friends.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday at the Carrollton United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held there at 4 p.m. that day, with burial to follow at the Carrollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Little, Doris S.
Doris S. Little, 82, of Carrollton, died early Monday morning, June 27, 2011, at her home.
She was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in Carrollton, the daughter of William and Mabel (Edwards) Stendeback. She married Charles Ray Little on Nov. 27, 1956, at the Carrollton First Baptist Church, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 2011.
Doris was a cook at the Carrollton High School for many years. She was able to please several hundred hungry school kids each and every day. She was not only the cook, but was a mentor to many kids through the years. She loved watching Tony and her nephews play football throughout their high school time. She loved her family, was a loyal Cardinal and Rams fan and enjoyed bargain shopping.
She is survived by one son, Tony Little of Tampa, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Sid Norton of Altanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Darbie (Jay) Cooper, Bailey Dixon, Ashley Norton and Lauren (Derrick) Muzzin; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donnie and Janet Stendeback of Pittsfield and Larry and Linda Stendeback of Virginia. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, William, R.D., Adrian and Stanley; and one sister, Vera Lee VanMeter.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Carrollton First Methodist Church, with burial at Carrollton City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the church. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home of Carmi and the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Martin, Charles W.

Charles W. Martin, 92, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
Charles was born in Murrayville Oct. 3, 1918, to Charles E. and Alma Martin. He married Mary M. Range in 1942, at the First Baptist Church in Greenfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, JoAnn; parents; and one sister, Alice.
Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Air Force for almost five years during World War II, much of which was in the Pacific area. He was in the banking business for about 30 years. He was one of the organizers of Franklin Bank in Franklin and spent most of his banking years as an executive officer there.
He is survived by three sisters, Pauline Harris of Hayes Va., and Audrey Kemp and Marilyn (husband, Bill) Israel, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield. Graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Greenfield where burial will follow.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Martin, Mary E.
MARY EDITH (BRIDGMAN) MARTIN, 63,of Carrollton, died Sunday, May 9, 1982, in Jerseyville Community Hospital in Jerseyville where she had been taken a few days previous from Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. She had been in failing health for five years or more and a patient in Jerseyville nursing homes for almost four years. Mary Edith, daughter of Cecie Bridgman of Baylis and the late Charley W. Bridgman, was born north of Marysville, Dec 18, 1918. She attended Bluffs and Baylis schools and graduated from Barry high school. She was united in marriage to Wayne Martin of rural Baylis Sept. 25, 1937 at Bowling Green, Mo. Their married life was spent in Baylis, Pittsfield, Plainville, White Hall and Carrollton where her husband was district sales manager for the Moorman Feed Co. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 25, 1977 in the United Methodist Church in Carrollton. Besides her husband and her mother she is survived by one daughter, Mrs Paul (Jeanette) Hartwick of rural Carrollton; one son, Dale Wayne Martin of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Omer Bridgman of Baylis and Charley Yale Bridgman of Quincy. She had learned the linotype trade under her brother, Omer, Publisher of the Baylis Guide and was employed many years as a linotype operator for the Carrollton Gazette. Funeral services were held in Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, May 12 with her pastor from Carrollton Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Carrollton City cemetery. An Eastern Star service was held at the funeral home Tuesday evening. [Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - from the Virginia Hart Collection]
 

Mathews, Bob C.
Bob C. Mathews, 78, of Roodhouse, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor.
He was born April 9, 1933, in White Hall, the son of William "Bud" and Ruth Hardwick Mathews. He married Evalyn Disney on July 6, 1958, in Roodhouse, and she survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Tammy D. (husband, Scott) Roberts of Girard, Bobett M. (husband, Brenn) Dunphy of White Hall and Angela K. Mathews of Springfield; along with five grandchildren, Chelsea (husband, Jason) Arndt, Blaine Roberts (fiancee, Leah Brewer) Logan Roberts and Bethany and Brennan Dunphy. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William F. Crain and Jack Mathews; and two sisters, Leola Stauffer and Viola Simmons and her husband, Clio.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany and France. He worked at Fiat-Allis in Springfield for 34 years, retiring in 1985. He then worked as a custodian and bus driver for North Greene School District for 10 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the County Line Dancers, and the Jcksonville Moose Lodge. He delivered Meals on Wheels in Roodhouse for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting and fishing and his hunting dogs, as well as all animals.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse, with burial at Fernwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

McCartney, Violet Juanita
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
Violet Juanita McCartney, 77, of Roodhouse, died Friday Dec. 16, 2011, at her residence.
She was born June 5, 1934, in White Hall, the daughter of Donald and Pansy Crum Short. She married James "Bud" McCartney on July 3, 1952, and he preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1992.
She is survived by two daughters, Penny (husband, Bruce) Vortman and Candice (husband, Terry) Osborne; one son, Michael (wife, Jeannie) McCartney; five grandchildren, Heather Benton, Casey Osborne, Lane, Luke and Logan McCartney; four great-grandchildren, Maddison and Ella Osborne, Edward Junior Hopkins and Landon McCartney; and one sister, Billie Guthrie. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
Juanita loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling, camping and loved to get together for Sunday suppers. She had a special friend, Pam Dawson.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse, with burial at Fernwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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Morgan, Gordon Ray
Gordon Ray Morgan, 66, of Carrollton, died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.
Born in Manchester Feb. 8, 1945, he was the son of the late Joe and Lucy Troutnier Morgan. He first married Dianna K. Kirbach on Feb. 2, 1965, and she preceded him in death Jan. 11, 1999. He later married the former Carolyn Sue (Huff) on May 14, 2005, and she survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Tanya Morgan (Rick) Ferguson of Grafton, Donna (Kenny) Thien of Wrights and Patty (Tim) Hoyt of Carrollton; a son, John (wife, Penny) Morgan of Jerseyville; 12 grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; a great-granddaughter and one on the way. A stepson, Myke(fiancee, Ruth) Huff of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a stepdaughter, Wendy (Buddy) Trujillo of Cheyenne, Wyo.; his mother-in-law, Evelyn Lowder of Jerseyville; a brother-in-law, Bob (Nancy) Lowder of Jerseyville; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Lowder of Jerseyville also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandsons, Kyle and Kevin Thien and Nicholas Plogger; a sister, Mary Jane Durham; a brother, Joe Morgan; and his father-in-law, Doug Lowder.
He was a U.S. Army Paratrooper, serving in the 101st Airborne and the 173rd Airborne in Vietnam. He was a member of the Carrollton American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the "Minutemen" of St. John's Church and St. John's Catholic Church.
He worked at Wildhagen's Hardware in Carrollton and Jeffrey's Appliance Store until he became disabled. He loved to do carpentry work and build things. He loved spending time with his family and friends. For many years he served faithfully on the military honor guard for the graveside rites of many of his comrades.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.
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Morris, Malukylia Jo
Malukylia Jo Morris, infant daughter of Margaret "Maggie" Phillips and Kyle Morris of Jacksonville, was stillborn Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Survivors include one sister, Skylea Hunter of Jacksonville; maternal grandmother, Becky Phillips of Jacksonville; paternal; grandparents, Vivian Morris and Mike Morris, both of Jacksonville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Paternal; grandfather, Billy E. Phillips, preceded her in death.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Cemetery, south of Woodson. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Morrow, Fernanda L. Inskeep
Fernanda L. (Inskeep) Morrow, 84, died peacefully at her home in Greenfield, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, with her family by her side. Her faith in God saw her through the years and she was an example of His love and service. She was under the care of Blessing Hospice -- Greene County.
Fernanda was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Albion, the daughter of Benjamin Day and Sylvia Pearle (Dukes) Inskeep. She married Robert A. "Bob" Morrow on June 6, 1954, in Albion. He predeceased her on April 3, 2008.
She is survived by two daughters, Robalee (Alan) Deike of Greenville, Del., and Suzann (Kip) Griswold-Bailey of Mozier; five grandchildren, Vanessa (Chris) Sheppard of Crestview, Fla., Will Deike (fiancee, Danielle Keeler) of Beavercreek, Ohio, Jim Griswold of rural Rockbridge, Elizabeth (Micah) Weaver of Zionsville, Ind., and Tom (Kristen) Griswold of Carrollton; three great-grandsons, Cayden and Zayne Sheppard and Easton Griswold; one stepgreat-granddaughter, Allie Schmidt; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister (infant), Marjorie Bernice Inskeep; and two brothers, Robert Donald Inskeep of Danville, Ind., and Joseph Howard Inskeep of Olney.
Mrs. Morrow was a dedicated and loving school teacher for many years, having taught in Albion, Western Springs, and then for over 25 years in the Greenfield School district. She taught all elementary grades and music, though she really enjoyed and spent most time teaching third grade. She will always be "Mrs. Morrow" to hundreds of students and parents. After retiring from education in 1985, she volunteered at school, tutored, and enjoyed time with her husband doing community work, delivering Meals on Wheels and participating in "senior swim" at Lewis and Clark Community College. She was an active member of Greenfield United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, sang in the choir and served in numerous other roles. She also was a member of PEO Chapter HJ, Eastern Star, Greene-Jersey Retired Teachers Association and Travelers Club. She was generous with her time, talents and treasures, supporting many charitable organizations and visiting and helping others in need. She will always be "Nonnie" to her five grandchildren, and she influenced their lives in many ways. She was a blessing to many people, reminding us that we have much to be thankful for and that we should always walk with the King.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Fernanda's life will be held Saturday at 12 noon at Greenfield United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at the church prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
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Neeley
Miss Neeley, of Greenfield,. Ill. died suddenly Monday night of nightmare, or from, a like cause. She was in usual health up to the time of her death.
[Date: 25 Feb 1873; "Jackson Citizen" - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

Newman, Joyce M.
Joyce M. Newman, 63, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital.
She was born Aug. 21, 1947, in Morrison, the daughter of Burless and Shirley Hodge Jenkins.
She is survived by two daughters and one son, Peggy (Kenneth) Sturgeon of Rock Falls, Starr Inman of Jacksonville and John Carroll of Quincy; three stepsons, Harold James "Jimmy" Newman Jr., Joe Inman and James Inman Jr.; five stepdaughters, Josephine Petty, Carol Ann Inman, Rita Inman, Jewel (Greg) Palmer and Norma Newman; two grandchildren, Anna and James Sturgeon; 13 stepgrandchildren; and one sister, Janet (Ronald) Stanley of Rock Falls. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion, James L. Inman; and two brothers, Don and Glenn Jenkins.
Ms. Newman was a 1967 graduate of Prophetstown Community High School and then received her Certified Nursing Assistant training in Dixon. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall and attended Jacksonville Assembly of God. She was also a member of CCDI (Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois). Joyce enjoyed cooking, sewing, fishing and reading the Bible. She especially loved spending time with her family.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with the family meeting friends 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Private burial will be held at White Hall Cemetery.
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Northcutt, Brian Neal
Brian Neal Northcutt, 38, of Jacksonville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born Aug. 28, 1972, in White Hall, the son of Lennie and Judy Kurtz Northcutt. He married Heather Lawson Northcutt in December 1996, and later divorced. He married Melissa DeFrates Northcutt on May 16, 2009.
Surviving are six children, Cody and Connor Northcutt, both of White Hall, Stephen West, Miste Combs and Desire Combs, all of Jacksonville, and Christina Dye of California; one grandchild, Antonia Valdez of California; one brother, Len (Deb) Northcutt of Roodhouse; one sister, Sheila (Scott) Coonrod of Chatham; four nieces and nephews, Alexis and Alaina Coonrod, both of Chatham, Darcy Graddy of Chicago and Mason (Elaine) Gose of Minnesota; one brother-in-law, Joshua (Alisha) Graddy of Chicago; and one sister-in-law, Lynn Say (Keith) Kirby of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Opal Northcutt; his maternal grandparents, James and Nellie Kurtz; and his father-in-law, Eddie Lawson.
Brian was a member of the U.S. Air Force for six years and then became a machine operator for Pactiv in Jacksonville. He was a member of the Roodhouse Pentecostal Church and the tri-county ABATE. Brian enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting. He was an avid oil can collector.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Jacksonville.
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Ornellas, Rev. Dennis E.
The Rev. Dennis E. Ornellas, 70, beloved pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of White Hall, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the White Hall Nursing and Rehab Center.
He was born April 1, 1941, in White Hall, the son of Ernest and Clarissa Wilcox Ornellas. He married Jane Pate Miller on Nov. 5, 1993, and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Michael (Laura) of Fort Mills, S.C., Mitchell (Debra) of Stanfield, N.C., and Gina (Tom) Oberfoel of Burlington, Ky.; two stepchildren, Lea Anne Miller of Murrayville and Paul (Candy) Miller of rural Winchester; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Reta Basham of Murrayville and Teresa Nash of Jacksonville; and three brothers, Gary (Katie) Ornellas of San Antonio, Lyndell (Janet) Ornellas of Carrollton and Ernest Ornellas of Barboursville, W.Va.
He especially enjoyed the visits of Taylor, Josey and J.R. Miller at the nursing center.
He was a graduate of White Hall High School in 1959. He attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., and graduated from the School of Evangelism with honors.
He was a good Bible student and was thankful for the opportunity to preach in six countries on a world tour. The Rev. Ornellas was especially happy to be the pastor of his home church.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall.
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Page, John Milton
John Milton Page, 80, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Jerseyville, Kane and Carrollton, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Barton W. Stone Home in Jacksonville.
He was born March 21, 1931, in Hillview, son of Ralph T. and Velma Bryant Page. He married Edith Louella Arnold on Aug. 1, 1952, at Wilmington Baptist Church in Patterson, and she preceded him in death Feb. 21, 2006.
He is survivedby a daughter, Diana (husband, Ed) Page Wolgemuth of Orland Park; and two sons, Kendall L. (wife, Libby) Page of Decatur and Ricky Ray Page of Arlington, Texas. There are four grandchildren, Alena Wolgemuth, Andrew Wolgemuth, Joann Page and Crystal Rowlenson. There is one great-grandson, Malachi Carter Rowlenson. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Ralph Page Jr.
Mr. Page served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He attended DeVry Technical School in Chicago and was a television repairman in Jacksonville, Jerseyville and Kane, retiring in 1996 after 38 years of service. He was a member of Wilmington Baptist Church in Patterson for nearly 60 years and served as the church treasurer and as a deacon for a number of years. He enjoyed working in his garden and loved his church and his family.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Wilmington Baptist Church in Patterson, with burial at Pine Tree Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall.
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Painter, Marvin Duane
Marvin Duane Painter, 54, of White Hall, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
He was born May 3, 1957, in Carrollton, the son of Raymond Adrian and Eva Irene Rutledge Painter.
He is survived by four sons, Matthew Painter of Michigan and Douglas Duane Painter, Samuel Painter and Michael Painter, all of Palmyra; a daughter, Alexis Painter of Palmyra; four brothers, Gordon (Barbara Jo) Painter of Foristell, Mo., Keith (Betty) Painter of Bremerton, Wash., Paul (Donna) Painter of Harrison Township, Mich., and Terry (Diana) Painter of Port Orchard, Wash. There are also two sisters, Phyllis (Robert) Powell of Dixon and Jane (Allen) Parent of Houghton Lake, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Floyd Dean Painter.
Duane was a crane operator for Chrysler Corporation in Warren, Mich., for over 25 years, retiring in 2010. His greatest joy was being with his children. He attended the Souls Harbor Apostolic Church in Roodhouse.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Souls Harbor Apostolic Church in Roodhouse, with burial at Pine Tree Cemetery at Patterson. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall.
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Pfleger, Patsy D.
Patsy D. Pfleger, 69, of Carrollton died on Sunday morning Oct. 23, 2011, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.
Born in Alton on Jan. 3, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Pearl Long Talley.
She married Gary Pfleger on March 9, 1960, and he survives. Also surviving are a daughter: Dawn (Kurt) Weaver of Jerseyville, 3 sons: Gary (special friend Melanie Welch) Pfleger of Hamburg, Timmie (Rhonda) Pfleger of Greenfield, and Thomas (Laura) Pfleger of Carrollton. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren: Eric (fiance Ashley) Pfleger, Timmie (Jennifer) Pfleger Jr., Aiden Pfleger, Megan (Alex) Huff, Casey Jo Pfleger, Corinthia (Victor) Grizzle, Jade Pfleger, and 7 great-grandchildren: Caden Pfleger, Owen, Kyrie & Aria Pfleger, Brynna Huff, Taeler & Victor Grizzle and two more on the way. Her 2 sisters: Carol (Steve) Spencer of Delhi, Cindy (special friend Jay) Krieg of Jacksonville and 5 brothers: Tom (Eleanor) Talley of Jacksonville, Fl., Richard "Dick" Talley of Jerseyville, Francis (Carol) Talley of Roxana, Dennis (Ruby) Talley of Mt. Vernon, and Darrell (Dorothy) Talley of Jerseyville also survive. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive.
She worked at Joe Hartman Ford in Carrollton and Columbiana Seed Co. at Eldred and later at JARC in Jacksonville. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.
Patsy loved being outside, gardening, dancing and spending time with friends. Above all she loved her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Carrollton City Cemetery.
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Philbrook, Samuel -- (Conductor, C. & A. R. R.) d. Roodhouse, Ill. d. 8/22/1874. [Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Phillips, Dennis
Dennis Philliips, 50, of Carrollton, died Tuesday evening, July 12, 2011, at Missouri Baptist Hospital inSt. Louis.
Born in Wood River Dec. 20, 1960, he was the son of the late Thomas Phillips and Doris Scoggins Camerer of Carrollton. He married the former Dawn Pohlman on Aug. 20, 2005, and she survives.
Also surviving besides his mother and wife, are a sister, Deb Camerer of Carrollton; a brother-in-law, D.J. Pohlman of Santee, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Wendy Pohlman of Jacksonville. Preceding him in death were his father, Thomas Phillips; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dale and Linda Pohlman.
Dennis worked at Hertzberg New Method, Inc. in Jacksonville and was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton.
Visitatiion will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at Mount Gilead Cemetery, southwest of Carrollton.
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Pollard, Delos G.
Delos G. Pollard, 70, of Jacksonville, passed away Tueday morning, Sept. 27, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born March 14, 1941, in Roodhouse, the son of Henry and Martha Brandt Pollard. He married Sue E. Hinegardner in 1966, and she preceded him in death, Jan. 31, 1985.
He is survived by one daughter, Joellen (husband, Ryan) Davis of Bakersfield, Calif.; one son, Rod (wife,Tina) Pollard of Harrisonburg, Va.; five grandchildren, Zackary Davis, Brandon Pollard, Jadyn Davis, Brooks Pollard and Nicholas Pollard; his brother, Deek Pollard of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two nieces, Dana Banks of San Angelo, Texas, and Bronna Seargent of Newkirk, Okla.; one great-niece, Karlie Free of Edmond, Okla.; and his companion of 20 years, Patricia Draper of Jacksonville.
Mr. Pollard graduated from and earned his AA Degree from Allen Hancock School in Santa Maria, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He owned and operated two used furniture stores in Jacksonville and owned and managed many rental properties in the area. He had attended Jacksonville Assembly of God. His greatest joy was his family and helping others.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Jacksonville Assembly of God, with burial at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse. The family will meet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
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Pollard, Robert Edward
Robert Edward Pollard, 82, of Roodhouse, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born June 13, 1929, in Roodhouse, the son of Roy Ellis and Delma and Mylinda Fisher Pollard. He first married Patricia Ann Rogers on Dec. 12, 1953, in Arkansas, and she preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1994. He then married Lenora Painter on June 13, 1997, and she survives.
He is also survived by three daughters, Tina (David) Gillis of Roodhouse, Janet (Jeff) Caskey of New Berlin and Sue (Craig) Leonard of Springfield; a son, Robert Roy Pollard of Decatur; a step-daughter, Gloria (Steve) Rhoades of Monticello; two step-sons, Roger (Carol) Heberling of Lexington and Greg Heberling of Bement. There are 10 grandchildren, Adam and Joey Pollard, Rhone and Lucas Gillis, Sue Cook, Samantha and Sabrina Sorrells, Chase Caskey and Lauryn and Chloe Leonard; and eight step-grandchildren, Shane, Jesse and Josh Rhoades, Janet Chantharasy, Elizabeth, Joan and Danielle Heberling and Samantha Bliss. He also has three great-grandchildren, Cale and Kateland Pollard and Anna Adams; and six stepgreat-grandchildren, Page Heberling, Abigale Bliss, Michael and Samuel Rhoades and Lilana and Bella Chanatharasy. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Nancy "Tates" Byland, Zelma "Baby" Garrison and Dorothy Monroe.
Robert had been a member of the former Roodhouse Christian Church. He graduated from Roodhouse High School, and played football for the Roodhouse RailRoaders. He was an active member of the North Greene Boosters Club, enjoyed sporting events, and participated in the football "chain gang" for over 20 years. He also loved playing softball and baseball. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing, boating and camping and had been a member of the Roodhouse Park Board. He loved children and spending time with his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse.
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Postel, Charles
Charles William Postel, 85, passed away at his home in Rockbridge late Friday night, Oct. 7, 2011.
Born July 13, 1926, in St. Louis, he was the son of Philip Postel and Bessie Holnback Postel. Charley, as he was known to all, married Gloria Davis Waldo on Aug. 2, 1973, and spent 38 wonderful years with her. She lives in Rockbridge.
Charley had a large family who loved and looked up to him. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his step-children, Proctor ("Tripp") Waldo of Peoria, Davis Waldo of Colorado, Ann Waldo of Washington, D.C., and Grady Waldo of Idaho; his grandchildren, Amy Larson, Robert Waldo, Rebecca Hall, Michael Hayden, Lyndee Hayden, Corey Hayden, Alexa Probst, Catherine C. Jones, Blannie Garrett, Marianne Cheng, Kelly Waldo, Kyla Waldo, Jenna Waldo and Tyler Waldo; his great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Larson, Hosea Larson and Malachi Waldo; his nieces and nephews, Joan Braswell of Belleville, David Braswell of Belleville, Philip Braswell of Washington, D.C. and Carol Braswell of New York; and his great-nieces and nephews, Rebekah Braswell, Grant Braswell, Adam Robbins and Casey Robbins. Charley's sister, Frances Postel Braswell, preceded him in death March 25th of this year.
Charley grew up in Mascoutah, and worked summers on the family farm in Rockbridge. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later received a B.S. with honors in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University. Continuing a family tradition, he operated the South Side Stock Farm where he oversaw many agricultural changes through the years.
Charley's strong Christian faith led to a lifetime of generosity and kindness to others. An active member of the Rockbridge United Methodist Church, he served in various leadership positions there, including teaching Sunday School to young people for many years. He also cared about people far away; he was active for decades in the leadership of Heifer International, an international agricultural development charity, including serving as a "flying cowboy" escorting planeloads of animals to be donated to Africa and South America. An avid traveler whose international trips dated back to the 1950s and included Russia, South America and China, he was fondly known for his childlike sense of fun and curiosity, his enthusiasm for trains and his love of family and friends.
Friends may call at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday with Mrs. Postel present from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Rockbridge United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will take place at noon on Thursday at the Mascoutah City Cemetery.
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Powell, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Powell, 73, of White Hall, died Friday afternoon, July 8, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 24, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Malvina (Griffith) Rogers. She married James "Jabo" Powell Sr. on April 28, 1955, in White Hall, and he preceded her in death April 22, 2009.
Surviving are two daughters, Kim (husband, Ronzo) Brannan and Mary Liz (husband, Joe) Weinant, both of White Hall; five sons, James (wife, Pansy) Powell of Roodhouse, Ricky (wife Tammie) Powell of Jacksonville, Randy (wife, Deena) Powell of Rochester and Danny (wife, Margaret) Powell of White Hall; 18 grandchildren, Melissa Hunnicutt, Elisa Powell, Mikie Powell, Jeremiah "Punky" Powell, Kala Powell, Nicole Kaiser, Lindsay Powell, Dustin Powell, Jordan Powell, Darci Brannan, Jason Brannan, Danny J. Powell, Kevin Powell, Brittany Powell, Ricky Lee Winters, Cortney Winters, Jacob Weinant and Logan Weinant; and 11 great-grandchildren. There are also two sisters, Rita Young of Carrollton and Donna (husband, John) Helenthal of Tennessee; and two brothers, George (wife, Reita) Rogers of Divernon and Art "Sonny" (wife, Peg) Rogers of White Hall surviving. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; a grandson, Sunkleep Powell; three sisters, Doris Johnson, Frances Wilson and Pat Pollard; and a brother, Dwain Rogers.
Mrs. Powell worked for 30 years as a bus driver for the North Greene School District and also had worked as a nursing assistant at White Hall Hospital. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall.
She was a devoted, loving mother who cherished her family dearly. Some of her favorite pastimes were dining at the Barefoot in Hardin, spending time with her family and a dear neighbor, Karen Henderson. She loved her dog, Sam. She also loved camping and the rodeo; especially in Fort Madison, Iowa. She will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall. Burial will follow at White Hall Cemetery.
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Prough, Juanita E.
Juanita Evelyn Prough, 88, of Carrollton, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.
Born in Roodhouse Jan. 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Claude and Nellie Mae (Robinson) Barber. She married Thomas H. Prough on July 19, 1947, in Roodhouse, and he preceded her in death Jan. 21, 1991.
Surviving are her three children, Janet (Vic) Kraushaar of Jerseyville and Tom (Linda) Prough and Mary Ann (Bob) Richey, both of Carrollton; five grandchildren, Nancy (Carl) Clifford, Vickie (Ty) Johnson, Christopher Steinacher, Benjamin Thomas Prough and Andrew Prough; seven great-grandchildren, David, Jeremy, Dylan, Josie, Klayton, Tyler and Carson; and one great-great-grandchild, Brody. Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were a grandchild, Ryan Prough; two sisters, Alice Buster and Niada Neff; and a brother, Charles Barber.
Juanita graduated from Roodhouse High School. She was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed talking to her friends on the phone, watching TV, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p .m. Tuesday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with burial at Carrollton City Cemetery.
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Prough, Melvin
Melvin Prough, 93, of rural Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born near Wrights on March 9, 1919, he was the son of the late Clifton and Amy Hyde Prough. He married Dorothy Trusty in St. Charles, Mo., on Jan. 25, 1941. She preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 2012.
He is survived by two sons, Larry (wife, Cathy) of Carrollton and Jim (wife, Elaine) of Arenzville; and one daughter, Peggy White (husband, Bill) of Ashland. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Everett and Tom; one grandchild; and one infant great-grandchild.
He spent his entire life engaged in farming near the Wrights area. He also was employed by the City of Greenfield through the Experience Works program before residing at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. Center. He was an avid sports fan, following the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams. He was most content tinkering around on his farm. He will be sadly missed.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Following visitation, funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. that day with burial to follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights
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Pruiett, Kathern Sue
Kathern Sue Pruiett, 52, of Roodhouse, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 24, 1959, in Clinton, the daughter of Jesse Lionel and Evelyn Dubson Miller. She married George A. Pruiett on June 26, 1993, at Roodhouse, and he survives.
She is also survived by her stepfather, Tom Bundy of Clinton; two sons, Justin Webb of Clinton and Joseph Shane (wife, Tuesday) Pruiett of Fernley, Nev.; and a daughter Misty Pruiett of Roodhouse. There are three grandchildren, Samantha Keys, Katlyn Pruiett and Joseph Avery Pruiett. She has a sister, Tina Marie Lane of Clinton; and four brothers, Billy Miller of Wapella, Tom Miller of Texas, J.L. Miller of Clinton and Steve Miller of Decatur. She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Miller; and her mother, Evelyn Bundy.
Kaathy was an LPN and had worked at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She enjoyed embroidery, knitting, crocheting and quilting. Her greatest joy was caring for and playing with her grandson, Joseph. She loved going to church and was a member of House of Restoration Church in Roodhouse.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at House of Restoration Church, located on the square in Roodhouse. Burial will be at Walkerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Puckett, James Alexander - 83, died Monday, November 10, 1975 at Mt. Gilead Sheltered Care Home, southwest of Carrollton. He was a former White Hall resident. Born April 10, 1892 in St. Charles, Mo, he was a son of John and Mary Ross Puckett. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. LaVerne Hayes of Wood River and Mrs. Mary Richtor of Paducah, KY: two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Rassmusen of Rapid City, S. Dak.: and a brother William Puckett of Silt, Colorado. Mr. Puckett was preceded in death by two wives and two children. Funeral services were November 13 @ 10:30 a.m. at Dawdy-Wolfe-Airsman Funeral Home in White Hall with Rev. Richard Steinbach of Carrollton's Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment was in Pine Tree Cemetery., Patterson. [contributed by apljac@msn.com who says "he was a long time resident of East Alton, Illinois"]


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