CARRIER MILLS -- Charles Harold Gregg, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at home. Services will be at 1 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills, with the Rev. Harl Cockrum officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.
HERRIN -- Mary Bender, 95, died at 10:20 a. m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
STEELEVILLE -- Gertrude Vaughn, 86, of Steeleville, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Vandalia. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson Funeral Home in Steeleville.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Thomas E. McPherson, 83, of West Frankfort, died at 7:52 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in Parkview Nursing Home in West Frankfort. Services for Mr. McPherson will be held at 3 p. m. today at Denning Cemetery
in Orient, with Brother Justin Miller officiating and military graveside rites accorded by the Orient American Legion Phillip Whiteside Post 1961. There will be no visitation or viewing. Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery. Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler is in charge of the arrangements. Thomas was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Weaver, to Frank and Ruth (Timmons) McPherson. He married Doris Ethel Koch in South Dakota in 1946. She preceded him in death. He married Dessie Lorene (Gossage) Sweet on March 4, 1972, in Plumfield. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2003. He is survived by three stepdaughters and their husbands, Sue and the late Larry Eastwood, Judy and Larry Gray, and Sharon and Lendell Karnes, all of Plumfield; two stepsons and their wives, James and Dorothy Sweet and Roy and Joyce Sweet, all of Plumfield; one brother, Robert McPherson of San Diego; one sister, Nevelene Crawford of Benton; 11 step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren. His parents, five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Thomas was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was awarded three Bronze Stars during his service to his country. He was a Protestant. He was the former owner/operator of a fishing resort in Big Stone City, S. D. , before retiring and moving to Southern Illinois. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. McPherson may be made to the Plumfield Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery or may be mailed to Vantrease Funeral Home at P. O. Box 111, Zeigler, IL 62999.
OAKLAWN -- Rose Watson, 90, of Oak Lawn, died at 9 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at home. Services will be at noon Saturday in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, with Father Steven Poole officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a. m. to noon Saturday in the funeral home. Rose was born on Sept. 3, 1914, in Sesser, to Martin and Anna Kokal Saiz. She married Raymond Watson, and he died June 19, 1961. Survivors include a brother, Stanley Saiz of Springfield and two sisters, Anna Dralser of New York and Josephine Moschino of Oak Lawn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Martin and Lawrence.
MURPHYSBORO -- Saunders Williams, 82, of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:19 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Pettett Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home. Saunders was born on Nov. 1, 1921, in Houma, Miss. to Joseph Williams and Sallie (Gearron) WIlliams. He married Ruby Wilson on Jan. 16, 1941, in Chicago, and she survives. Other survivors include three children, Saunders Williams Jr. and Corrine Williams, both of Murphysboro, and Bernell Joseph Williams of Chicago; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nettie Beamon of Indianapolis; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson; one sister, Corrine Williams Elston; and two brothers Percy Williams and Welton Gearron.
Lawrence Dale Queen
DU QUOIN -- Lawrence Dale Queen, 81, of Du Quoin, passed away at 8:30 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in the Jackson County Rehab and Care Center in Murphysboro. Dale had worked for 25 years as a sausage stuffer at the Du Quoin Packing Company. He was a member of the Old Du Quoin Baptist Church. He was a life member of the Du Quoin American Legion and VFW. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was born on Oct. 1, 1923, in Du Quoin, the son of Ira M. and Rebecca (Huggins) Queen. He married Fern Wrolen on May 11, 1946, in Du Quoin, and she survives. He is survived by his wife of Du Quoin; one son, Danny Queen of Du Quoin; one daughter, Sandy Arnold of Marion; four brothers, Fern Queen of Rhode Island, Ovid Queen of Columbia, Ira Queen Jr. of Percy, and Meril Queen of Tamaroa; one sister, Hilda Moss of Du Quoin; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Donald Dale Queen; and two brothers, Rod and Lester Queen. Services will be at 1 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with Brother Mike Ebert officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery
in Du Quoin. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Du Quoin VFW and American Legion. Friends may make memorials to the Jackson County Rehab and Care Center Activities Program and will be accepted at the funeral home.
IRVINGTON -- Kathleen Croan, 55, died at 11:38 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Stynignger-Pacey Funeral Home in Centralia.
CHESTER -- Aileen Fulford, 98, of Chester, passed away at midnight Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in St. Ann's Healthcare Center in Chester. She was born to George Madison and Mary Ann (Burton) Telfrey on May 14, 1906, in Kensee, Ky. She married Allen Thompson Fulford on March 24, 1928, in Murphysboro. He preceded her in death on March 18, 1962. She was a nurse's aide at Herrin Hospital and the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She was then employed at Gilster Mary-Lee Corporation until her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ellis Grove. She is survived by four cousins, Mary Alice and husband Don Welge and Julia and husband Wib Saak, all of Chester, Betty and husband Bill Lohman of Peoria, and Jewell Radcliffe of Pekin. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, George Woodrow 'Dick' Telfrey. Services will be at 10 a. m. today in Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester, with the Rev. Roger Reid officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery
in Carterville. Visitation will be from 8 to 10 a. m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Ann's Healthcare Center Bird Sanctuary or to First Baptist Church in Ellis Grove.
GOLCONDA -- Arma L. White passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in the Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin. Arma was born May 5, 1920, in Golconda, where she was a lifelong resident. She was retired from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Arma enjoyed her retirement traveling, playing golf and gardening, as well as with family. She was a member of the Golconda Historical Society, treasurer of the city cemetery and Neglected Cemeteries of Pope County, and a member of Rebecca Lodge and the Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Sue Ellen Jansco of Johnston City and Sandra and Bill Walker of Carbondale; one brother, Jack Bauer of Clearwater, Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Alma Bauer; her husband, Jesse R. White; and her grandson, Jay Jansco. Visitation was Thursday at the Hosick Funeral Home-Rottmann Chapel in Golconda. Services will be at 1 p. m. today, followed by burial in the IOOF Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
HOYLETON -- Mildred L. Guetersloh Haake, 93, died at 10:45 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in the Carlyle Health Care Center. Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, with the Rev. Mark Nebel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville and from 10 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to her church or to KFUO radio and will be received at the funeral home.
SESSER -- Jessie S. Andrews, 73, went home to be with the Lord at 7:30 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at home. Services will be at 12 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Davis Funeral Chapel in Sesser, with Brother Marvin Boswell officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery
in Tamaroa. Visitation will be from 10 a. m. to noon Saturday at the funeral chapel. Mr. Andrews retired from Caterpillar, Inc. , after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Creek Nation Pentecostal Church. He was born on Sept. 17, 1931, in Pontotoc, Miss. , to Jessie S. and Tennie L. (Tucker) Andrews. He had 51 years of marriage with Wanda J. (Cash) Andrews. Survivors include one son, Jessie S. Andrews of Lexington, Ill.; three daughters, Martha E. Mumaw of Sandwich, Arlanna Y. Fries of Christopher and Cleta Renee Bishop of Bloomington; two sisters, Linda J. Voyles of Ecru, Miss. , and Flossie M. Vaugh of Pontotoc, Miss.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
MARION -- Ann Hileman, age 77, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. She was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Tamms, the daughter of Daniel and Dollie (Foster) Enright. She married Frank Hileman on Jan. 22, 1949, in Mill Creek. She worked as a registered nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion for many years. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Frank; one son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Georgia Hileman of Rogers, Texas; two grandchildren; three brother, Daniel Enright of Rockford, Donald Enright of Branson, Mo. , and Robert Enright of Ullin; two sisters, Naoma Moore of Camp Verde, Ariz. , and Edith Jones of Banning, Calif.; and other relatives and friends. Services will be conducted at 11 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the chapel of Hileman Funeral Home. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home. Interment will be in the St. John's Cemetery
near Dongola. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
CHESTER -- Opal L. Easton, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at Schroeder-McClure Funeral Chapel in Chester, with the Rev. Cecil Dunning officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery
in Rockwood. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today and from 7:30 to 10 a. m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church in Rockwood or Family Wishes.
Vernon LeRoy Moore
Johnson COUNTY -- Vernon LeRoy Moore, 60, of Johnson County and a former 20-year resident of Dixon, died at midnight Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in the home of his sister, Shirley Dalton, near Tunnel Hill. As per his request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 1110 N. Johnson, Marion, IL 62959 or Heather Harper-Treat Memorial Cancer Fund, P. O. Box 98, Vienna, IL 62995. Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna is in charge of arrangements. Vernon was born on March 2, 1944, in New Burnside, the son of Roy Albert and Buelah Fay (Taylor) Moore. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Meadows on May 19, 1964, in Vienna, and she survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Mary Frances Luke and Donna Fay Whittington, both of Goreville, Valerie June Moore of Vienna and Debra Lynn Maier and husband, James of Rose Bud, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Eric, Raymond, Mikey, Andrew, Jacob, Joshua and Nona; three brothers, Donald Eugene and Joan Moore of Dixon, Joe Benny and Linda Moore of Vienna and Cecil Moore of Tunnel Hill; a sister, Shirley and Bud Dalton of Tunnel Hill; special cousins, Jack and Anne Brown of Creal Springs; dear nieces and nephews, including Patty, Vickie and Billy. In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence Taylor, Roy Leon Moore and Jackie David Moore. Vernon was a certified Ford mechanic. He was also employed as a forklift operator by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Plant in Marion. Vernon was a member of the North American Hunting Association. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his brothers and other family members while deer hunting. He was a NASCAR enthusiast and fan of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Vernon had recently come to the Lord through the Freedom Outreach Ministries and Pastor Steve Watkins.
Ava -- Sharon 'Wayland' Grogan, 64, of McAllen, Texas, formerly of Ava, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at home. Sharon was born on Sept. 21, 1940, in Ava, to Howard and Mae (Lee) Wayland. Survivors include her husband, Dean Grogan; son, Richard Davis; stepsons, Michael, Mark, and Jimmy Grogan; stepdaughters, Gloria Moddox of St. Jones, Mo.; sister, Delories Steele of Woodlawn; brother, Cliff Lloyd-Homer Wayland of Date City, Fla. Interment was Oct. 1, 2004, in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
in St. Louis.
CARRIER MILLS -- Syble Arnold Springer, 93, of Rocky Face, Ga. , formerly of Carrier Mills, died at 3:20 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in Georgia. Servoces will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Salem Cemetery
in Carrier Mills. There will be no visitation. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery. Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills is in charge of arrangements.
McLEANSBORO -- Doris Juanita Prince, 77, died at 11:55 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro, with the Revs. Wayne Vaupel and Harl Cockrum officiating. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home.
UNITY -- Jerry Hardamon, 46, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home.
NASHVILLE -- Phyllis J. Hassler, 69, died at 10:10 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at home. Arrangements are pending at the Styninger-Krupp Funeral Home in Nashville.
MURPHYSBORO -- Louis R. Russell, 85, died at 10:17 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in Pettett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, with military services conducted by the American Legion Post No. 127, VFW Post No. 7190 and 2605, and the Jackson County DAV Chapter No. 69. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Saturday and until 2 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.
CARTERVILLE -- Beverly Jane (Crain) Chancey, 75, died at 2:55 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in St. Louis University Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.
MARION -- Anthony Rous Castoro Castanon, 75, of Hawaii, formerly of Marion, went at be with the Lord, Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Hawaii. He was an ordained minister. He is survived by daughter, Tonetta Romeo of Marion; Lainanc Castoro of Indiana; Anthony Bruse Castoro of St. Louis; seven grandsons and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Hattie Castanon. He will be remembered by family and friends.
CARBONDALE -- Juanita E. Kelley, 92, of Carbondale, passed away at 2:45 a. m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Parkway Manor of Marion. Juanita was born on Jan. 21, 1912, in Johnston City, the daughter of Harvey and Elsie (Whittington) Zeigler. She married Arlie E. Kelley on Dec. 20, 1933, in Jonesboro, who preceded her in death on March 4, 1989. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kaye Kelley of Carbondale; one daughter and son-in-law, Wilma Kay and Jack Neal of Ellettsville, Ind.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Melvin Bandy of Herrin. Also surviving are five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren: Kathy and husband Jim Booziotis and their children, Kristy and Scott; Michael and wife Rhonda Kelley and their children, Maggie, Michael, Mollie and Brian, all of Carbondale; the children of granddaughter Kim Owen (deceased), Nicole and Matthew; Kelley and husband Marty Hobbs and their daughter, Lindsey; Kara and husband Mike Kalb and their children, Justine and Lauren; and Kris and husband Craig Cowden and their children, Ryan and Cody, all of Ellettsville and Spencer, Ind. Juanita also had 15 nieces and nephews, plus their children, that she loved watching grow up and spent much time with. Preceding her in death were her parents, Harvey and Elsie Zeigler; her husband, Arlie E. Kelley; two brothers, Cecil and Harvey Zeigler; two sisters, Wilma Jenne and Dorothy Stewart; and one granddaughter, Kim Owen of Spencer, Ind. Juanita was a co-owner with her husband and son of Kelley's Big Star Super Market. She was an active member of Assembly of God Church, Home Extension and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Juanita was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She loved being with her family and living for the Lord. Services will be held at 10 a. m. today in Walker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Danny Boyd officiating and burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 1110 North Johnson Street, Marion, IL 62959-1665, for their six months of care. Our family appreciates all the caregivers at Parkway Manor. A special thanks to activity director Chelly Rutherford and to Linda Beasley, Fe Evangelista and Sandy Miller, who all took special care of Mom.
Berl Donald Jones
JOHNSTON CITY -- Berl Donald Jones of Sterling, Va. , formerly of Johnston City, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at home. He was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Johnston City, to the late Edgar and Edith Swift Jones. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte R. Jones of Sterling; three children, Michele Jones, Donna Adipietro and Berl Jones Jr. , all of New York, N. Y.; three grandchildren, Dana, Kaylin and Berl; and two sisters, Roxie Jones of Naperville and Genevieve Norton of Bourbonnaise. Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Knollwood Park Cemetery
in Queens, N. Y. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at Adams-Green Funeral Home, located at 721 Elden Street in Herndon, Va., and from 2 to 5 p. m. and from 7 to 9 p. m. Saturday at Campbell's Funeral Home in New York.