Theodore Loucks Sr.
DU QUOIN -- Theodore Charles Loucks Sr. , 61, died at 12:01 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin. Services will be at 10 a. m. Monday, Aug. 30, in the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in the Old Du Quoin Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a. m. Monday at the funeral home.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Clifford Morris Bowlin, 88, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Frankfort Care Center in West Frankfort. Arrangements are incomplete at Varis and Stone Funeral Home in West Frankfort.
JOHNSTON CITY -- Marvin Motsinger, age 77, of Johnston City, passed away at 1:29 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion. He was born June 8, 1927, the son of Chester and Grace (Barker) Motsinger. Marvin was a member of the Marion high school class of 1946, and he greatly enjoyed their class reunions. At age nineteen, he opened his first jewelry store in Creal Springs, and soon after he was called to serve in the United States Army. He served as a communications technician and was a radio operator for his company. He also served in the Hawaiian Islands during joint armed forces maneuvers. Marvin was united in marriage to Lora Lee DuFour on Sept. 23, 1950, in Marion, at the home of her parents. Marvin and Lora Lee celebrated their 50th anniversary in September of 2000. Together they have shared the last 54 years. Marvin's working career was diverse. He drove a cab for White Top Cab Company in 1947. He later worked in the Peabody coal mines and he was also a bartender for Marion Elks. He moved to Johnston City as owner/operator of Mot's Jewelry and manager of East Broadway Furniture in 1953. Marvin was the Johnston City Jaycees first president, helping to charter the organization in the mid-1950s. He also operated four jewelry stores in Johnston City, until his retirement in 1984. Marvin was of the Protestant faith. He loved the Knights of Pythias' Organization and the lake south of Marion. A 50-year member of the Pythian Order, he served as Chancellor Commander of Monitor Lodge No. 236 of Marion. Interested in the state Pythian Organization, he served the state as Grand Chancellor of the State of Illinois in 1979. He also belonged to the Marion American Legion. Marvin was a devoted St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan. He listened to or watched every game. At beginning of spring training, Marvin would tell everyone that this was the Cardinal's year. He sang their praises during good seasons and bad seasons. He was a patient person who appreciated everyone's individuality. Marvin took many pictures of his family. He enjoyed sitting on the porch, feeding birds and watching his garden grow. He enjoyed watching his daughters' activities and his grandsons play ball. Marvin loved life and his family. He will be missed by his family and friends. In his passing he leaves behind his wife, Lora Lee Motsinger of Johnston City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marleis and Bob Trover of Vienna and Melinda and Steve Karnes of Marion; four grandchildren, Donald Gaddis of Carbondale, Tyler Karnes of Marion, Ashley and Lance Trover, both of Vienna; one sister, Mildred Summers Simpson of Springfield; two sisters-in-law, Virginia DuFour of Marion and Doris and husband Bill Miller of Vienna; one aunt, Leora Cantrell of Marion; three nieces, Debbie and husband Dean Spinder of Springfield, Terri and Bill Coscarelli of Vienna, and Carol and Ken Sedor of Minneapolis, Minn.; two nephews, Bobby and wife Sherry Throgmorton of Vienna and Bill and wife Wanda Cantrell of Kankakee; a special great-niece, Cyra Coscarelli of Vienna; and several other great-nieces and great-nephews, other family members and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gymple Motsinger. Arrangements for Marvin Motsinger have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral of Marion. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 to 8 p. m. tonight at the funeral home. At 7 p. m. , Monitor Lodge No. 236 of Marion will conduct a Knights of Pythias Service of Remembrance. The funeral service will then be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, August 28, in Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home of Marion, with members of the Motsinger Family presiding. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery
of Marion, with military honors conducted at the graveside by Heyde-Pillow Post No. 1301 of Marion. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Pythias Monitor Lodge No. 236 of Marion and mailed c/o Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, P. O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial contribution envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
William F. Ledbetter
GRANITE CITY -- William F. Ledbetter, 77, died on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in his residence in Granite City. Mr. Ledbetter was born July 18, 1927, in Murphysboro. He began his teaching career in 1950 as Director of Instrumental Music in the Madison Public Schools and remained in District 12 for 39 years until his retirement in 1989. He was widely known among music educators in the State of Illinois. His band received first ratings and first superior ratings in contests throughout the state. His students, numbering in the thousands, started with him in fifth grade and continued in the band program until their graduation from high school. For many of them, music was their reason for coming to school. He was well into the second generation of students at the time he retired. Mr. Ledbetter believed strongly that music can make a difference in the lives of young people and enhance their entire lives. Following his retirement from teaching, he served on the staff of Irwin Chapel for eight years until retiring from there in November 1999. Mr. Ledbetter was a graduate of Murphysboro Township High School, Class of 1945, and a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Class of 1950, where he was a member of Kappa Delta Alpha (Theta Xi) Fraternity and the Sphinx Club. Mr. Ledbetter was a U. S. Navy World War II veteran stationed in San Diego, Calif. , having served two years in the Navy Band with the rank of Buglemaster First Class. He was a proficient trombonist. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and the St. John Brotherhood. He was a member of Granite City Masonic Lodge 877, Valley of Southern Illinois Scottish Rite, Ainad Shrine Temple, a 36-year Lifetime Member of the Ainad Brass Band, a member of DeMolay Legion of Honor, the Musicians Union, a member of the Madison County Band Directors Association, a member and director of the Collisville Municipal Band, and a member of the Edwardsville Municipal Concert and Marching Band. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Carolyn Jean Karrer, whom he married March 17, 1951. Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Kevin Nicol; one son and daughter-in-law, David William and Gale Ledbetter; two grandsons, Matthew and wife Leah Nicol of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mark Ledbetter of Granite City; two granddaughters, Laura Nicol and Megan Ledbetter of Granite City; two brothers, John Ledbetter of Carbondale and Donald Ledbetter of Ottawa, Ill.; two sisters, Lois Nordquist of Portland, Ore. , and Dr. Rosanna Ledbetter of San Antonio, Texas; one brother-in-law, Joseph Jenkins of New Albany, Ind.; one sister-in-law, Mary Anastasia Karrer of Columbia, Mo.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alden K. and Alice (Daniel) Ledbetter. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p. m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, in Irwin Chapel, located at 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, with Masonic services at 7 p. m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, in St. John United Church of Christ, located at 2901 Nameoki Road, with the Rev. Denise McGary officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Edwardsville. Memorials may be made to the St. John United Church of Christ Organ Fund, Shriner's Hospital for Children or the American Parkinson's Disease Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Roger Daniel Bybee
ENERGY -- Roger Daniel Bybee, age 34, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at his home in Energy. Funeral mass will be held at 1 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, with Monsignor Kenneth Schaffer officiating. Friends may call after 10:30 a. m. Saturday at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bybee Children's Fund at Old National Bank, 300 South Division or P. O. Box 280, Carterville, IL 62918. Roger was born on June 26, 1970, in Harrisburg, to Charles Robert 'Bob' and Rita Helen (McMillen) Bybee. He married Carol Ann Goodmann on Dec. 31, 1994, in Ivesdale. He is survived by his wife, Ann Bybee of Energy; three sons, Dominic, Colin, and Eric Bybee all of Energy; parents, Charles and Rita Bybee of Harrisburg; three brothers, Chuck Bybee of Chicago, John Bybee of Burlington, Iowa, and Mark Bybee and his wife, Diane, of Carterville; two sisters, Terri Grannan of Salena, Alaska, Diane Morey of Port St. John, Fla.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Vicki Goodmann of Pesotum; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Roger worked for the city of Energy's street department, and also volunteered for the city's Fire Department. He was an avid
hunter, who also was a taxidermist. Roger was a craftsman, who enjoyed woodworking. For several years he built displays for museums, zoos, or whenever he was called upon. He was a graduate of Harrisburg High School, and attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Betty Lou Laffoon
HERRIN -- Betty Lou Laffoon, 61, went to be with the lord at 5:30 a. m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Betty was born on Dec. 3, 1942, in Herrin. She was one of God's special 'Angels. ' She helped many people in her life, greeting each one with a smile. She was employed at United Technology in Herrin until her early retirement. Betty's heart was for the elderly, the needy and her mission work. She enjoyed animals, yard sales, cooking and shopping. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Herrin. Betty had many friends. Although she suffered a long battle with her illness, she always kept a positive attitude and her faith in the Lord. She is survived by her loving husband, Phillip Leroy Laffoon of Herrin; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Paul Ruzich of Johnson City; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Darlene Robinson of Mulkeytown; sister and brother-in-law Lanny and Sandy Atwood of Herrin; and brother Terry Robinson of Herrin; many nieces and nephews, Steve, Rhonda, Zack and Tyler Layne of Johnson City; Paul W. Ruzich of Johnson City; David, La Shanda, Brittany, Jonathan and Micala Utley of Christopher; and Mark, Ginger and Jacob Hill of Franklin Tenn.; and many cousin, all whom were blessed by having Betty in their lives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Edith Robinson of Herrin; mother and father-in-law Leroy and Mae Laffoon of Herrin, many aunts, uncles and one special nephew, Greg Robinson of Plumfield. Services will be held at 1 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin with the Revs. Brad Harlow, Donny Colson and Roger Loss officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p. m. Friday at the funeral home.
Willie 'Bill' Webster
CAIRO -- Willie 'Bill' Webster, 84, died at 12:53 a. m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 28, in the Christ Holy Temple Church of God Anchored in Christ in Cairo. Burial will be in the Spencer Heighter Memorial Park in Mounds, with Pastor Otis Walker officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. tonight at the church. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of the arrangements.
Fred Norman Cagle
MARION -- Fred Norman Cagle, 66, of Peoria, formerly of Marion, died at 7:33 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in the Lutheran Home in Peoria. Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday, Aug. 29, in Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Whitfield officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery
in Marion. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Patricia 'Jean' Spilman
CARBONDALE -- Patricia 'Jean' (Montgomery) Spilman, 77, departed this earthly world at 6 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in the presence of loved ones. Jean was born July 21, 1927, in West Frankfort, to Lena (Rains) and A. K. Montgomery. She graduated from Frankfort Community High School in 1945. Shortly thereafter she married Logan 'Neal' Spilman of Benton. They made their home in Carbondale, where they touched the lives of so many. Mrs. Spilman was a retired GTE telephone operator and Sears sales associate, but she may be best remembered as godmother and nurturing caregiver to many children, who often refer to her as 'Mama Jean' or 'Jeannie. 'She enjoyed involvement in the Prime Timers organization and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale. Her parents; two brothers; and beloved husband, Neal, preceded her in death. Survivors include three nieces who reside in California, nine godchildren and many close family friends, all of whom will miss her dearly. Friends may call from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. today at the Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale. Funeral services celebrating Jean's life will begin at 1 p. m. today, with burial following thereafter in the Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Jean's honor to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Mabel Anne Atwood Rogers
MURPHYSBORO -- Mabel Anne Atwood Rogers, 72, of rural Murphysboro, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, near Effingham, as a result of an auto accident which also killed her husband, Gene. Anne was born July 3, 1932, in Brookings, S. D. , the daughter of Willard and ArrahWanna Uniqua (Packer) Hammond. Anne graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings and was a former Homecoming Queen while at SDSU. She married Gene Rogers in 1992. Anne was active in many activities at Southern Illinois University and retired after working at Morris Library for over 10 years. She also sold Avon for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale and helped in the library at the church. Anne is survived by her son, Mark Atwood of Coralville, Iowa; one step-daughter and son-in-law, Jill and John Quisenberry of Urbana; one step-grandson, James William Quisenberry; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorthy and Paul Smith of Washington, Iowa; and one brother, John Hammond of South Dakota. Funeral services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale, with the Rev. John R. Annable officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. tonight at the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery
in Brookings, S. D. Huffman-Harker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice.
Clarence Eugene 'Gene' Rogers
MURPHYSBORO -- Clarence Eugene 'Gene' Rogers, 71, of rural Murphysboro, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, near Effingham, as a result of an auto accident which also killed his wife, Anne. Gene was born April 11, 1933, in Charleston, Mo. , the son of Irvin E. and Hattie Mae (Caysi) Rogers. He married Shirley Mae Sheffer in 1956, and she preceded him in death in 1990. He later married Mabel Anne Atwood in 1992. Gene was a Korean War Air Force Veteran. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from SIUC and was a special education teacher at Carbondale Community High School until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale. He was proud to be a 'River Rat' from Chester. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and James Quisenberry of Urbana; one grandson, James William Quiesenberry; one step-son, Mark Atwood of Coralville, Iowa; and one half-sister, Imogene Winner of California. Funeral services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale, with Rev. John R. Annable officiating. Burial will be in the Dongola American Legion Cemetery
in Dongola. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. tonight at the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale. Huffman-Harker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Shirley Rogers Memorial Scholarship at SIUC in the College of Education.
METROPOLIS -- Ron Black, 57, of Metropolis, died at 6:35 a. m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in his home. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday in Metropolis Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Penny Emery officiating. Burial with military rites by the American Legion and VFW will be in the cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a. m. Monday in Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home.
CHESTER -- Richard M. 'Ping' Brown, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at his home in Chester. Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Chester, with the Rev. Beth Tickner officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery
in Chester. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Saturday and from 7:30 a. m. to 12 p. m. Sunday at Schroeder-McClure Funeral Home Chapel and 1 to 2 p. m. at the church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Chester or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
SIMPSON -- Jack Rixie, 75, died on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in his residence. Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no services or visitation.
Richard L. Guethle
CHESTER -- Richard L. Guethle, 52, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in his residence. Services will be at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 28, in Schroeder-McClure Funeral Chapel in Chester, with the Rev. Phillip Keeton officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery
in Chester. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. tonight and from 7:30 to 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
DU QUOIN -- Theodore Loucks, 61, died at 12:01 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
MARION -- Jannetta Jewel South, 91 died 3:40 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson and Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
ELLIS GROVE -- Marion L. Hargis, 77, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in St. Ann's Healthcare Center in Chester. Arrangements are incomplete at Schroeder and McClure Funeral Chapel in Chester.
James 'Jimmy' Blechle
CHESTER -- James C. 'Jimmy' Blechle, 84, passed away at 4 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in Memorial Hospital in Chester. He was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Chester, to the late Theodore and Minnie (Steinkuhler) Blechle. He married Bertha Mae Marcinkowski on June 25, 1949, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chester. He was a retired therapist at the Menard Psychiatric Center in Chester. He also managed the Knights of Columbus Hall in Chester. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chester. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a life member and past commander of VFW Post No. 3553, a life member and past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council No. 3790, and a life member of American Legion Post No. 487, all in Chester. He was also a life member of the Illinois Police Association, an AFSCME retiree and a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus Fort Kaskaskia Assembly. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Mae Blechle of Chester; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Allison Blechle of Chester; one brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Betty Blechle of Chester; one sister, Esther Blechle of Chester; three grandchildren, Casey and Haley Blechle and Lacy Wolff; and one great-granddaughter, Hannah Blechle. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister. A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a. m. Friday, Aug. 27, in St. Mary Catholic Church in Chester, with the Rev. Gene Wojcik officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, with military graveside services under the direction of VFW Post No. 3553 and American Legion Post No. 487. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p. m. today and 7:30 to 10:45 a. m. Friday at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester. A 4th Degree Chalice Service will be held at 7 p. m. today. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic School or to Sister Anne Irose Bolivian Missionary Work.
Harry Kenny Etheridge
GOREVILLE -- Harry K. (Kenny) Etheridge, 58, formerly of Goreville, lost his battle to cancer on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at home in Houston. He was born on March 1, 1946, in Tunnel Hill, to the late Harry L. and Judy (Coonce) Etheridge. Kenny was inducted into the United States Army in 1966. He served in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge in 1968. After he returned home he made his living as a construction worker, and for the last 15 years owned and operated his own backhoe business. He married Brenda Dooley, and they had three daughters. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joleena and Greg Clark of Thompsonville, Bridget and Eric Anderson of Wentzville, Mo. , and Brigetta Pulley of Thompsonville; seven grandchildren, Mitchel Pulley, Gage Pulley, Erica Anderson, Dylan Anderson, Brendan Clark, Miss Megan Clark and Noah Anderson; three brothers and four sisters, Deeann Etheridge of Goreville, Ted Etheridge of Goreville, Karen Jones of Goreville, Kathy Miller of New Jersey, Janice Etheridge of Goreville, Bruce Etheridge of Goreville, and Bryan Etheridge of Goreville. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Oren Gale Etheridge. Kenny was a devoted Republican, loved Gen. George S. Patton and liked telling little bitty stories. He will be sadly missed by those that loved him. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Lena Page, 101, of West Frankfort, passed away at 1:10 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in the Franklin Hospital in Benton. She was born Dec. 25, 1902, in Hamilton County, to Edward Mathis and Lora (Marsh) Mathis. She married Andrew Jackson Page and he preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Emaline Dorris of West Frankfort, and by two sons, Lewis Page and wife Mary of Mulkeytown and Joe Page of the Philippines. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Andrew; by her daughter, Estel Beaty; and by two brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Page was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Macedonia. Services will be held at 1 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with the Rev. Brett Beasley officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Baptist Cemetery
near Macedonia. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. Friday at the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home.
Alexander Leo, Bea Ann and Christian Lee Kieffer
EVANSVILLE -- Alexander Leo Kieffer, Bea Ann Kieffer and Christian Lee Kieffer, infant triplets, died on Aug. 19, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. They were born on Aug. 19, 2004, in Evansville, the children of Joseph John and Christy Lee (Auerswald) Kieffer. Survivors include their parents, Joe and Christy Kieffer of Browns; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Jo Ann Kieffer of Mount Carmel; maternal grandparents, Gary and Estella Auerswald of St. Francisville; paternal great-grandparents, Oscar and Irene Peters of Mount Carmel; and maternal great-grandmothers, Margie Auerswald and Loversa Christy of St. Francisville. Preceding them in death were their maternal great-grandfathers, Richard Auerswald and Clarence Christy, and paternal great-grandparents, Leo and Agnes Kieffer. Private family services were held at St. Mary's Cemetery. Short-Cunningham Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Church Building Fund, 419 Chestnut Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.
ELDORADO -- Chelsea O. Jones, 90, died at 9:20 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. Services will be at 2 p. m. Friday, at Pleasant Valley Star Baptist Church in Eldorado. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery
in Eldorado. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p. m. today at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado and 1 p. m. to 2 p. m. Friday at the church. Mr. Jones was a farmer. He was a member of the Pleasent Valley Star General Baptist Church and the Elder Deacon since 1963, and the Odd Fellows in Harrisburg. He was a loving father and an avid fisherman. He was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Carmi, to Charlie and Rosetta (Hood) Jones. He married Fern (Gwaltney) Jones; she survives. Other survivers include one son, Guy Vernon Jones of Eldorado; three daughters, Lois Hafford of Waukegan, Barbara Butler of Herrin and Doris Bott of Mount Vernon, Ind.; one sister, Minnie Denny of Carmi; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathyrn Wright.
HARRISBURG -- Anna Romonosky, 95, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004. Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 28, in Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery
in Harrisburg. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Organ Fund.
JOHNSTON CITY -- Marvin Motsinger, 77, died at 1:29 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion. Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday, at the Wilson and McReynolds Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery
in Marion, with graveside military honors by Heyde-Pillow Post No. 1301 of Marion. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. Friday at the funeral home, with a Knight of Pythias Service of Remembrance by Monitor Lodge No. 236 of Marion.
CARBONDALE -- Patricia 'Jean' (Montgomery) Spilman, 77, died at 6:30 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Services will be at 1 p. m. Friday at the Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale, with the Rev. John Annable officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery
in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Friday at the funeral home.