MARION -- Roxanna (Aikman) Franklin Pulver, 92, of Marion, passed away at 7:45 a. m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Hawthorne Inn in Marion. Services will be held at 11 a. m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Zion United Church of Christ, 930 Cherry St., Marion, with the Rev. Kenneth Kramer and Elflora K. Aikman officiating. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery
in Marion. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a. m. Tuesday at the church. Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale is in charge of arrangements. Roxanna was born May 24, 1912, in Marion to Samuel Vick and Ethel (Copher) Aikman. She was one of the fifth generations of Aikmans living in the Marion vicinity since 1839. She spent much time collecting family history, as did her aunt, Nell Aikman. She married attorney Gordon Franklin on Dec. 25, 1935, in Marion. She finished her third year of teaching art in 1936 in Energy and was a homemaker thereafter. Her hobbies were music, especially the piano; reading; gardening; traveling; and contract bridge. She was an avid interior designer, building and remodeling her homes. She was a past president of the Marion Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a life member of same. She was elected the first president of the hospital auxiliary, and she also served on many committees of that organization. She was also past president of the Marion Women's Club and was a member of Marion Fortnightly Club, where she served as pianist. Roxanna and her first husband, Gordon Franklin, were active members of Zion United Church of Christ, where she served on several committees including the 75th Anniversary of the church, of which she was chairperson. She was also the Chancel Choir director at one time. Her most noted contribution to Zion was the designing and work of the mosaic mural in the Fellowship Hall. She was instrumental in leading members of the Arpa Circle to the completion of the mural, which depicts various historical events of Zion's history. On April 28, 1973, she married Clark Pulver. They lived in Burbank, near Chicago, for five years. He retired from Pulver Systems, Inc., which he founded in 1948. That company manufactured and sold all phases of machinery used in the baking industry. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Elflora K. Aikman of Marion; three nieces and their husbands, Kay (Garrison) Church of West Palm Beach, Fla., Vicki Aikman (Jeff) Hayes of Herrin, and Valerie (Aikman) (William 'Cy') Henshaw of Lake of Egypt; three nephews and their wives, attorney James T. and Emma Lou (Kobler) Garrison, Vance and Marla (Deaton) Aikman of Marion, and Sam Vick and Janice (Stout) Aikman of Robison; several great-nieces and -nephews; two step-children, Beatrice Pulver of Toledo, Ohio, and Richard and Dolores (Koll) Pulver of Chicago; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pulver was preceded in death by her first husband, Gordon Franklin, on June 2, 1972; her second husband, Clark Pulver, on Nov. 7, 2001; her parents; her younger sister, Martha Garrison; her younger brother, Samuel V. Aikman II; and her step-son, W. O. (Bill) Pulver. Memorials may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, 930 Cherry Street, Marion, IL 62959, or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 1110 North Johnson, Marion, IL 62959, and will be accepted by the funeral home or at the church.
MARION -- Beulah 'Boots' Rushing, 84, of Marion, went to be with her Lord and her family members who have gone before her at 8:35 a. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at home. Services will be held at 10 a. m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, in the Blue Funeral Home in Marion, with Pastor Jim Wiseman and Mrs. Rushing's grandchildren officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery
in Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at the funeral home. Mrs. Rushing was born on March 9, 1920, in Herrin to William and Myrtle Hernbeck. She married Edgar F. 'Huck' Rushing on Aug. 13, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1999. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Terry and Janice Rushing of Energy; daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Shelly Glassman of High Falls, N. Y.; grandchildren Jeff and Angie Rushing, Juli and Todd Watkins, Gregory Glassman and Jenny Talcottschleifer; brothers and sisters-in-law Bob and Aline Hernbeck of Herrin, Lloyd and Laura Hernbeck of Cambria, and Don and Beverly Hernbeck of Marion; special sister-in-law Pauline Hernbeck of Marion; brothers-in-law Herb and Paul Rushing; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, William Hernbeck; and four sisters, Ina Sanders, Louise Hernbeck, Lillian Hernbeck and Eloise Hernbeck. Mrs. Rushing was a homemaker. She was an active member of the New Horizon Baptist Church and a faithful member to the Marion Senior Citizens Center. Her life was her grandchildren. The family requests memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Association, New Horizon Baptist Church Youth Fund or the Marion Senior Citizens Center. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P. O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959. To view this obit and sign the register book, visit our Web site at www. bluefuneralhome. com.
ANNA -- Mrs. Iris K. 'Kathy' Simpson, 69, of Anna, died at 11:30 p. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, in the home of her son, Jim Mount, in Anna. She was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Mound City, the daughter of William and Mildred Utley Merideth. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Donna Mount and John and Leslie Mount, all of Anna; two sisters, Martha Wilson of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Ruby Slack of Cypress; two brothers, Jackie Merideth of Cypress and Donald Merideth of Mount Zion; and two grandsons, J. and Seth Mount. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Helen Dawes and Clara Jean Lang; and one brother, William Merideth Jr. Kathy was employed in food service at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Anna. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Tim Sadler officiating. Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the American Cancer Society.
POORDO -- Rex G. Peebels, 68, of Poordo, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family at 2:20 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2004, at home. Services will be held at 11 a. m., Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery
in Poordo, with the Rev. Jason Jean officiating. Visitation will be after 5 p. m. today at Blue Funeral Home. Mr. Peebels was born May 24, 1936, in Williamson County to William W. and Lillian (Parks) Peebels. He married Phyllis Mocaby on December 21, 1962 in Williamson County, and she survives. Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dayton Thomas and Jill Peebels of Poordo; one daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Ricky Benedict of Poordo; four grandchildren, Brittany and Megan Peebels, and Kristina and Jesse Benedict; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Kathleen Menesse and Jeanetta and Art Bays, all of Marion; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William A. 'Bill' and Eloise Peebels of Poordo and Ronnie and Ellen Peebels of Simpson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Sgt. Maj. Thomas F. Peebels and Lindell Gene Peebels. Mr. Peebels retired as a maintenance supervisor from Brushy Creek Coal Co. in 1995. He was also a farmer and a custom hay baler. He was a member of the Angelville Community Church. He served in the U. S. Army. Memorials may be made to VNA Tip Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P. O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.
SPARTA -- Jennie Hood, 100, died on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, in Coulterville Care Center. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Aug. 9, in the Sparta Reformed Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Ray Morton officiating. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery
in Oakdale. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a. m. Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Bible Society or to the Sparta Reformed Presbyterian Church.
GOLCONDA -- Belle Miller, 72, of Rural Route 2, Golconda, died at 9:30 a. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at home. Born May 29, 1932, in Appling County, Ga., she married Herbert L. Miller Jr. Nov. 8, 1953. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Homberg Baptist Church. She was an excellent mother and housewife. Belle was also an excellent basketball player in high school. Survivors include her husband, Herbert L. Miller Jr.; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony H. and Lisa Miller of Vandalia; one daughter, Debbie F. Miller of Summersville, S. C.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Hilton and Betty Murphy of Waycross, Ga., Milton and Linda Murphy of Bonair, Ga., and Loyal and Connie Murphy of Augusta, Ga.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Saranell and Carlton Vonadore of Centerville, Ga., Latrelle and Joe Maxwell and Dydra and Billy Wyatt, all of Waycross, Ga., and Glenda Gayle and James Blocke of Brunswick, Ga.; three grandchildren, Cortney Miller of Macomb, Bucky Miller of Effingham and Tim Paschal of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Wilton Murphy, and one sister, Bonnelle Creamer. Her parents were Ralph Murphy and Maggie (Hardwick) Murphy. Services will be at 2 p. m. today at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda, with the Revs. Toby Williams and Mark Staton officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
in Appling County, Ga. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at David E. Miles Funeral Home in Baxley, Ga. Friends also called after 6 p. m. Saturday at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lourdes Hospice, 616 Market Street, Metropolis, IL 62960, or the American Cancer Society, 805 West DeYoung, Marion, IL 62959.
CAIRO -- Albert H. Axelson, 83, died at 6:15 p. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Services will be at 2 p. m. Monday, Aug. 9, in Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo, with Pastor E. James Rivett officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p. m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 413 Douglas, Cairo, IL 62914, or the Alzheimer's Association, 620 East Walnut, Carbondale, IL 62901.
DU QUOIN -- Jerry R. Williams, 72, died at 12:25 a. m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2004, in Pinckneyville Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Searby Funeral Home.
MARION -- Pauline E. Fosse, 84, died at 1:03 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are pending at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.
MARION -- Hosea Dean Bradley, 87, died at 12:03 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.
GLENDALE -- Edith Avanele King, 91, died at 8 p. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, in Pope County Care Center. Services will be at 2 p. m. today in Glendale United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Dennis Fager and John Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p. m. today at the church. Memorials may be made to Glendale Cemetery
or to Lourdes Hospice.
Sam and Emilie Worthington
CARTERVILLE -- Sam and Emilie Worthington, the infant son and daughter of Andrew and Jennifer (Flesner) Worthington, died on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are incomplete at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Carterville Public Library.
Col. Glenn McGowan
CARBONDALE -- Col. Glenn Joseph McGowan (U. S. Army Retired), 95, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2004, at his home in Fairbanks, Alaska, from a lengthy battle with a staph infection in his knee joint and 'too many parachute jumps. 'He was born Feb. 12, 1909, in Carbondale, to Louis Michael and Mary Mae (Russell) McGowan with a birth weight of 13. 5 pounds. His father worked 50 years for the Illinois Central Railroad. Glenn grew up in a world of oil lamps with horse and buggy transportation. His most memorable event of the 20th century was his waving an American flag on Armistice Day in 1918, which spooked a team of horses and caused a wagon loaded with milk cans to overturn. Their first automobile was a French chain-driven Metz. The electrification of Carbondale made kerosene lamps and the ice box a thing of the past. As a youth, Glenn was very athletic. From age 13, he attended Citizen military Training Camp for five summers. He played on the Illinois Interscholastic All-State Football and Basketball teams in high school. In 1926, at a high school track meet, the 'Red Head Flash' set the national record for the 50-yard dash in 5. 5 seconds. Glenn attended college under football scholarships at the University of Illinois Urbana and DePew University in Chicago. He played football against former President Ronald Reagan, whom he described as being 'long-legged and easy to block. 'He earned a bachelor's degree in business and administration and a master's degree in education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Glenn's 30-year military career was colorful and exciting. In 1931, during the Great Depression, Glenn entered the military service in the Reserve Corps as a private and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. From 1933 to 1939, he was ordered to active duty as a company officer and company commander working for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Isle Royal, Mich., Skokie Valley Lagoons in Chicago and Klamath Falls, Ore. During this time he was promoted to first lieutenant. In 1940 he served in the Second Armored Division as a company commander under Col. George S. Patton and was promoted to captain. He then served under Maj. William M. Miley as a member of the original 501st Army Parachute Battalion (currently deployed to Afghanistan from Fort Richardson, Alaska) to become company commander of the 502nd Parachute Battalion. In 1942 Glenn was promoted to major and assigned to the Airborne Command at Fort Bragg, N. C. He escorted British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchhill during an airborne phase of a military demonstration and review. Glenn served as the battalion commander and regimental executive officer with the 511th 'Hard Rock' Airborne Infantry Regiment at Camp Toccoa, Ga. In 1943 Glenn was promoted to lieutenant colonel and was transferred to the 11th Airborne Division. In 1944 he became Assistant Chief of Staff (G-1) in the 11th Airborne serving at Camp Mackal, N. C., and Fort Polk, La., and in the South Pacific serving with Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Australia, New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon in the Philippine Islands. Glenn's proudest military accomplishment was his part in planning the 11th Airborne rescue of over 2,100 men, women and children from scheduled execution at the Japanese Los Banos Prison Camp south of Manila. Secretary of State Colin Powell told West Point graduates, 'I doubt that any airborne unit in the world will ever be able to rival the Los Banos prison raid. It is a textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies. ' That historic event was overshadowed by the press coverage of the U. S. Marines raising the American flag over Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945. In 1945, Glenn went on to serve as the commanding officer of special troops at the parachute school at Fort Benning, Ga. In 1947, he attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Glenn served as battalion commander of the 187th Parachute Infantry Regiment during the allied occupation of Japan and at Fort Campbell, Ky., where he was promoted to colonel. Other military assignments included airborne advisor to commander-in-chief of the Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Va.; military attache at the American Embassy in Rangoon, Burma; MAAG Observer in Vietnam; Commander of the 508th Regimental Combat Team at Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Campbell, Ky.; commander of the 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment; commander of Operation Good-Will in Panama; and chief of support plans Branch at the headquarters of the U. S. European Command in Paris. During his overseas military assignments, Glenn enjoyed
golfing partnerships with General Ne Win, who became the president of Burma and the Duke of Windsor in Paris. He retired from the U. S. Army in 1961 as the commanding officer of Fort McNair in Washington, D. C. Glenn was awarded numerous military decorations, including the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon, War Department Unit Citation, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four campaign stars and one bronze arrowhead, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one star, World War II Victory Medal,Occupation Medal for Japan, Combat Infantryman's Badge, and Master Parachutist and Glider Badge. In 1948, Glenn met Capt. Rose Leona (Benjamin) Wagner serving as military Secretary to Lt. Gen. Robert Eichelberger and Lt. Gen. Walton Walker in Yokohama, Japan, where they began a marriage that lasted 48 years. In 1961, Glenn moved his family to Riverside, Calif., where he was able to achieve an earlier dream of becoming a school teacher. He taught American government and coached the golf team at Riverside Polytechnic high school for 10 years. He was an active member of the Victoria Club. In 1971, Glenn and Rose moved to Mission Bay in San Diego. They enjoyed many active years together at their home on Crown Point Drive until Rose passed away in 1996. In 1997, Glenn moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, to live with his son and family until his death. Glenn is survived by his two daughters, Patricia Marie Meadors of Jacksonville, Ala., and Glenda Jean Wheeler of San Diego, Calif.; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael Glenn and Kathy McGowan of Fairbanks, Alaska; eight grandchildren and two grandchildren-in-law, Dianna Lynn and Brian Major of Gulf Shores, Ala., Paula Louise Meadors of Jacksonville, Ala., Melissa McGowan and Robert Hostetler, Amy Elizabeth Jones, Sarah Marie Wheeler and Brian Clifford Wheeler, all of San Diego, Calif., Erin Rose McGowan and Kevin Michael McGowan, both of Fairbanks, Alaska; five great-grandchildren, Zachary Scott and Corey Lee Caldwell, both of Gulf Shores, Ala., and George Robert, Jonathan James and Joshua Glenn Hostetler, all of San Diego, Calif.; four cousins and three cousins-in-law, Robert Franklin and Pat Russell of Redding, Calif., Joann and Ray Charles of Carbondale, Sidney Warren McGowan of Carbondale, and Paul Patrick and Katie McGowan of Bartlett; one niece and nephew-in-law, Elizabeth McGowan and Fabrizio Devetak of Wheaton; and one sister-in-law, Crissie Ethel McGowan of Carbondale. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Louis Russell McGowan. Glenn has been cremated and his ashes will be buried with military honors at 11 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, next to his parents and brother in Oakland Cemetery
in Carbondale. Funeral arrangements will be made by the Huffman-Harker Funeral Home in Carbondale. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. As his old comrade-in-arms Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said, 'Old soldiers never die, they just fade away. ' Let us never forget the unquestioned sacrifices these dedicated Americans made to ensure that we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. Glenn was truly a member of America's greatest generation.
CARBONDALE -- Robert Levon Nahikian, 87, of Carbondale, formerly of Asheville, N. C., passed away at 3:10 a. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, after a brief illness. Robert 'Bob' Nahikian was a resident of West Asheville, N. C., for most of his life, but was born in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 12, 1917, one of four children of the late Howard Movess Nahikian and Alice (Campbell) Nahikian. A 1934 graduate of Christ School in Arden, N. C., he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1943, he was employed at the 'Enka Plant' and held a military service deferment. Mr. Nahikian chose, however, to serve his country during World War II as a U. S. Navy Radioman First Class from January 1943 through December 1945. He served in the Pacific Theater as part of Adm. Robert Briscoe's staff. Mr. Nahikian retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 1980 after 35 years of service. For the last 16 years of his service, he worked at the U. S. Postal Service office located in the basement of the Buncombe County Court. He was known throughout the 'court house' for his special gift of assisting anyone who asked for help with any government-related form or application. Mr. Nahikian married Texas Irma Curtis on Feb. 25, 1936. They were married for 44 years until Mrs. Nahikian's death in February 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Nahikian were founding members of St. George's Episcopal Church in West Asheville, N. C. Mr. Nahikian was the first Senior Warden of the Vestry and was again many more times during the more than 50 years that he continued to be an active member of St. George's. He was most proud of having served as a volunteer 'general contractor' to build the church on School Road. In 1998, he moved to Carbondale where he lived with his daughter and son-in-law, Marcia Nahikian Nelms and Jerry Nelms, and their children, Taylor and Emory Nelms. Mr. Nahikian developed many ties to the community as a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church of All Saints in Carbondale and a participant in the Hoover Eldercare Center in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Nahikian is survived by five children and their spouses, Robert Lavon and Patricia Nahikian of Melrose, Fla., Marta N. and Donald E. Hicks of Greensboro, N. C., Marie Nahikian-Seymour and Gene Seymour of Brooklyn, N. Y., Howard (Nic) and Val Nahikian of Hiwassee, Ga., and Marcia and Jerry Nelms of Carbondale; eight grandchildren, Lisa Yackel of Richmond Hill, Ga., Deborah Nahikian of Tega Cay, S. C., Sheila Hicks Burns of Rural Hall, N. C., Nathan Nahikian of Washington, D. C., Aaron Nahikian of Albemarle, Va., Chafin Seymour of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Taylor and Emory Nelms of Carbondale; one great-grandchild, Kevin Yackel of Athens, Ga.; his youngest sister, Satenik O'Donnell of St. Louis, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials in his honor can be made to the Hoover Center, Senior Adult Programs, 805 N. Sprigg, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701; Epiphany Lutheran Church of All Saints, 1501 W. Chautauqua Road, Carbondale, IL 62901; or St. George's Episcopal Church, One School Road, Asheville, NC, 28806. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Asheville, N. C. Meredith Funeral Home of Carbondale is assisting the family with arrangements.
Letha M. Phelps
METROPOLIS -- Letha M. Phelps, 96, of Metropolis, and formerly of rural Simpson, died at 4:15 a. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, in Southgate Health Care Center in Metropolis. Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, with the Rev. David Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Glendale County Cemetery. Visitation will after 5 p. m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Simpson Baptist Church, P. O. Box 102, Simpson, IL 62985 or the Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church, c/o Steve Kerley, 260 Gum Springs Road, Simpson, IL 62985. Letha was born May 4, 1908, in the Flatwoods Community of Johnson County, a daughter of Ivory Morris and Leora (Simmons) Morris Toler. She was united in marriage to Lee Phelps on Nov. 19, 1925, in Johnson County, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1975. Letha attended the Flatwoods public school. She was a homemaker and an excellent cook. She also enjoyed sewing and gardening and she loved flowers. Letha enjoyed attending the Whistlers and Whittlers Senior Citizens Center and had worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was a member of the Pope County Home Extension. Letha was a member of the Simpson Baptist Church and was formerly a member of the County Line Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family and especially loved children. She had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed 'going' with family and friends. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Imogene Phelps of Vienna; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dorothy Street of Vienna and Rosalee and Paul Quertermous and Carmen and George Wells, all of Paducah; nine grandchildren, Connie Vincent, Colette Wallace, Robin Breeden, Tammy Eudy, Chad Phelps, Linda Thompson, Roy Street, Robert Street and Dean Street; 18 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Leona Morris of Plano; one sister, Clara Abbott of Marion; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Lena was preceded in death by an infant son, Leslie Glenn Phelps; infant daughter, Norma Jean Phelps; three brothers, Wayne, Cletis and Ward Morris; one sister, Murlie Campbell; and two sons-in-law, Forrest Breeden and Clarence Street.
MOUNDS -- Gloria Dean Purdiman, 70, of Mounds, died at 3:15 a. m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo.
Frank D. Tippy
MURPHYSBORO -- Frank D. Tippy, 56, formerly of Murphysboro, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in La Center, Wash., after a long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 10, 1947, in Murphysboro, to John and Ruth (Neace) Tippy. He grew up in the area and graduated from Murphysboro Township High School in 1966. Frank worked for J. T. Blankenship and Association before graduating from Southern Illinois University in 1970. He was with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway for 26 years and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for eight as a professional engineer living in many states during his railroad career. He was a train enthusiast throughout his life. Fishing, camping, playing guitar and model railroading were his hobbies, but Bible study and family life were his passions. He taught and served in more than a dozen congregations of the Church of God in the Midwest. He was a dedicated family man. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Pamela (P.J.) McGowan Tippy, also formerly of Murphysboro; four children, Nathan of Troy, Mo., Samantha of Anderson, Ind., Veronica and Benjamin both of La Center; four grandchildren of Troy; his father, John W. Tippy Sr. and a brother John W., both of Murphysboro; a sister Ruth Ann Sands of Carbondale; and many nieces and nephews. His mother preceded him in death. There will be two memorial services. The first will be at the Mount Carbon Church of God in Murphysboro on Monday. Visitation will begin at the church at 3 p. m. followed by a service at 6 p. m. A service will be held the following week at the First Church of God in Vancouver, Wash. Memorial contributions may be made to Children of Promise Missions Program through the First Church of God, 3300 NE 78th St., Vancouver, WA 98665.
GOLCONDA -- Belle Miller, 72, died at 9:30 a. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, in her residence. Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday, Aug. 8, in Aly Funeral Home, with the Revs. Toby Williams and Mark Staton officiating. Visitation will be after 6 p. m today at the funeral home. Services will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
in Applying County, Ga. Burial will be in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p. m. Tuesday at David E. Miles Funeral Home in Baxley, Ga. Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.
LOGAN -- Tadeusz 'Ted' Czuprynski, 78, of Logan died at 7:45 a. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at the home of his daughter in Logan. Mr. Czuprynski was born in Warsaw, Poland, on Feb. 21, 1926. He was retired from mine construction. He was a member of the UMWA District No. 12. He enjoyed playing bingo. Mr. Czuprynski is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Loretta J. and Lonnie 'Duke' Bandy of Logan; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Jackie Wilson of Benton, Tadeusz 'Ted' Czuprynski Jr. and Debbie Czuprynski of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Robert and Michelle Czuprynski of Benton; 12 grandchildren, Eric Wayne and wife Teresa Wilson and their daughter, Erica Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Danielle Bandy, Brandon, Christopher and Melanie Czuprynski, Sean Bandy, and Emily, Kimberly, Aaron, Katie and William Czuprynski; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, Aug. 8, in the Morton and Wilson Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Bill Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery
in Whittington. Visitation will be after 11 a. m. Sunday at the funeral home.
PITTSBURG -- Rex Peebels, 68, of Pittsburg, died at 2:20 p. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.
Vera Pearl Barrett
PINCKNEYVILLE -- Vera Pearl Barrett, 95, of Pinckneyville died at 2:25 a. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Skilled Care Unit. Pearl was born Jan. 21, 1909, in Benton, a daughter of Whitsel and Susa (Little) Smith. She married Encil Paul 'Fat' Barrett in Pinckneyville on May 29, 1935, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1974. Pearl was a garment worker for the Pinckneyville Garment Factory and loved gardening, cooking, crocheting and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She also taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Roe's Dale Baptist Church in Pinckneyville and was actively involved in church activities. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Uhe Smith and her family, and Bernice Smith and her family; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Nobel, Diamond, Stanley and Billy Smith; and two sisters, Jewell Ahlers and Betty Hill. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in the Roe's Dale Baptist Church in Pinckneyville, with the Revs. Shaw Dement and Charles Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Mueller Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a. m. Monday at the Roe's Dale Baptist Church. Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Roe's Dale Baptist Church.
MARION -- Beulah Rushing, 84, died at 8:35 a. m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at home. Arrangements are pending at Blue Funeral Home.