MARION -- Don W. Souther, 94, formerly of Marion, Zigler and Christopher, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Plowman, son-in-law, Roger; grandchildren, Clay and Vincent Plowman; and great-grandchildren, Sydney and Caly Plowman. A brief graveside ceremony will be held at 1 p. m. Oct. 1, 2004, at the cemetery in Benton.
WAYNE CITY -- Rosa Mae 'Tince' Miller, 75, died at 1:56 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Services will be at 11 a. m. Wednesday at Arrington Prairie (Bailey) General Baptist Church, north of Wayne City. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. today at York Funeral Home in Wayne City and from 10 to 11 a. m. at the church.
Margaret Melba Belinski
NASHVILLE -- Margaret Melba Belinski of Nashville, departed this life at 4:20 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at the Aviston Countryside Manor. She had attained the age of 82 years, 1 month and 25 days. Mrs. Belinski was born on July 17, 1922, in Tilden, the daughter of Robert J. and Mae (Williams) Frosco. She was united in marriage to Edward Jones in 1937, and later divorced. She married Joseph Albert Belinski on July 27, 1960, in St. Louis and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1981. Margaret was a homemaker and a nurse at several health care facilities, including Washington County Hospital, Friendship Manor Health Care Center, Randolph County Nursing Home and St. Clement Hospital in Red Bud in until her retirement. She was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville. Left to mourn her passing are three children, Bobby L. Jones and wife, LaVaun of Marissa, Betty Lake and husband, Wilbert of Okawville, and Patricia Krawiecki and husband, John of Nashville; two sisters-in-law, Marie Law of Patoka, and Josephine Smith and husband, George of Centralia; two brothers-in-law, Frank Belinski and wife, Lillian of Nashville and Ted Grzegorek and wife, Shirley of Newburgh, Ind.; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relations and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Ray and Harold Law and one sister, Ruby Carlisle. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville, with Father Paul Wienhoff officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. today and 7:30 to 9:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville. Rosary will be recited at 8 p. m. today at the funeral home. Should friends desire, masses or memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes. Association or the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the Campangna Funeral Home.
CAIRO -- Lillian H. Cervantes, 82, died at 7:25 a. m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at home. Services will be at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at St. Marys Cemetery
in Mounds, with Father Jerome Fortenberry officiating. Interment will follow. The Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
OLIVE BRANCH -- Lawrence Kimball, 77, died at 3:22 p. m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Services will be at 11:30 a. m. today the National Cemetery
in Mound City, with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a. m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
MARION -- Ruth Long, 89, died at 8:40 a. m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Services will be at 1 p. m. today, Sept. 14, in Herrin City Cemetery, with the Rev. David Willard officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. Tuesday at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin.
JOHNSTON CITY -- Patrick Kevin 'Pat' Hayes, 49, died at 4:14 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, in Makanda. Services will be at 11 a. m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in San Carlo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with a prayer service at 5 p. m. Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
CARBONDALE -- Walter F. Seth, 88, died at 1:25 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in the Jackson County Rehab and Care Center in Murphysboro. Memorial services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Crain Funeral Home Pleasant Grove Chapel on Old Illinois 13 between Carbondale and Murphysboro. Visitation will be at the time of service. The cremains will be interred in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park.
NEW HAVEN -- Lillis Moye, 94, died at 2:15 a. m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. Services will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery
in Eldorado. Visitation will be from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Leonard Burns, 79, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.
VIENNA -- Nancy McMahon, 48, formerly of Vienna, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in Wyoming, the result of an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Ethel Gardner, 89, died at 11:55 a. m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Parkview Care Center in West Frankfort. Arrangements are incomplete at the Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort.
LICK CREEK -- Leona Treece Boyd, 98, died at 12:10 p. m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.
Hazel V. Stevens Felts
JOHNSTON CITY -- Hazel V. Stevens Felts, 94, of Johnston City passed away at 12:35 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Parkview Care Center in West Frankfort. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at the Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City with the Rev. Larry Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery
in Johnston City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, envelopes available at the funeral home. Hazel was born on April 8, 1910, in Equality, the daughter of Percy and Viola (Vincent) Spitzner. She married William Stevens, who preceded her in death. She later married Clarence Felts on Jan. 9, 1959. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1989. Hazel was a housewife and an avid quilter. She was the oldest living charter member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Johnston City. She is survived by a daughter, Wanda Hendrix and husband, Bob of West Frankfort; a son, Bill Stevens and wife, Pat of Johnston City; a daughter, Sharon Gibbens of Johnston City; a son, the Rev. Larry Stevens and wife, Maurene of Johnston City; 13 grandchildren, Janet Filkins of Benton, Ted Martin Jr. of West Frankfort, Sharon Ward of Florida, Karen Wheat of Sparta, Doug Martin of West Frankfort, Jeanetta Rogers of Florida, Beth Graff of West Frankfort, Lynn Steh of Herrin, Lori Dawes of Johnston City, Bryan Gibbens of Johnston City, Debbie Walden of Johnston City, Steve Stevens of North Carolina, and Stephanie Simpson of Georgia; 22 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; one special nephew, Elza Smith of Marion; one brother, Russell Spitzner and wife, Betty of Florida; and many friends and loving neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Orville Spitzner; and one sister, Bertha Smith.
Justine K. Meadows
BENTON -- Justine K. Meadows, 93, died at 5:15 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. She was born Feb. 23, 1911, the daughter of the Rev. W. E. and Ella (Lane) Thurmond. She married Homer W. Meadows, he preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1984. Mrs. Meadows was a very active member since 1936, of the First United Methodist Church in Benton. She is survived by a daughter, Gay Norton of Belleville; a son, Bruce Meadows and wife Brenda of Omaha Neb.; a granddaughter, Holly Norton of Belleville; four grandsons, Harry Norton of Belleville, Bryan Meadows of and wife, Chrisdun of Las Vegas, Kevin Cochran-Meadows and wife, Amber of Belleville, Steven Cochran-Meadows and wife Cindy of Carmi; three great-granddaughters, Kayla Norton, Lacey Cochran-Meadows and Delaney Cochran-Meadows. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and by one brother, Bill Thurmond. Services will be held at 3 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. David G. Hultberg officiating. Burial will be in Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery
in Benton. Visitation will be after 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.
METROPOLIS -- Sabrina Dawn Atkinson, 15, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Services will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, with the Revs. Bobby Parker and Gary Cruse officiating. Burial will be in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. today, Sept. 13, 2004, at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to Sabrina Atkinson Memorial Fund, C/O Banterra Bank and 101 W. Eighth St. Metropolis, IL 62960.
CENTRALIA -- Claude Riley, 76, of Effingham, formerly of Centralia, died at 4:46 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham. Services will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday at Boggs Chapel of the Styninger-Pacey Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Gullen officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
THOMPSONVILLE -- Ruth Jeanette Carlile, 90, of Braidwood, formerly of Thompsonville, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at home. Services will be at 11 a. m. Wednesday at Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery
in Thompsonville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at R. W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. , Braidwood Chapel. There will also be a visitation from 4 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia. Memorials may be made to Grundy County Hospice.
CARBONDALE -- Ruth Rendleman, 99, died at 12:30 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Oak Grove Care and Rehab Center in Carbondale. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home Pleasant Grove Chapel, Carbondale.
DU QUOIN -- Dominic Riggio, 83, died at 7 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at the Skilled Care Unit of Pinckneyville Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Daisy G. White
ANNA -- Daisy G. White, 93, died 9 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at City Care Center in Anna. She was born Oct. 1, 1910, in Union County, the daughter of John and Minnie (Elkins) Pitts. She married Alva M. White Nov. 25, 1927, in Monroe, Mich. He preceded her in death July 24, 1995. She is survived by six children, Bob and wife, Shirely White of Cape Girardeau, Fran and husband, Lyle Boes of Sioux Falls, S. D. , Bill and wife, Kathy White of Bloomington, Don and wife Margaret White of Murphysboro, Carl and wife, Shirley White of Makanda, and Mary Ruth and husband, Don Hawk of Anna; two sisters, Evelyn Boomer and Helen Fear of Anna; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, Nova West, Violet Pitts and Mae Boyer; and one brother, John West. Daisy was a member of Jonesboro Methodist Church. Daisy and her late sister Nova West operated the Wagon Wheel restaurant located at Illinois 146 and old U. S. 51 'Y' in the 1950s. She was an excellent cook and loved preparing family meals. She was a beautiful, generous and complete lady who never met a stranger and always greeted people wherever she went. She touched lives of many people during her nearly 94 years on this earth. Daisy will be sorely missed by her entire family and all who knew her. Services for Mrs. Daisy G. White will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, with Tom Hawk, her grandson officiating. Interment will be in Anna Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home.
Arlie Lee Gossage
CARTERVILLE -- Arlie Lee Gossage, 29, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at St. Louis University Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. 2004, at Willowrest Cemetery
in Carterville, with the Rev. Alan Milligan officiating. Friends may call after 9 a. m. Tuesday at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville. Memorial contributions can be made to American Kidney Association. Arlie was born Dec. 8, 1974, in Herrin to Arlie Marvin and Alyce (Etherton) Gossage. He is survived by his parents of Carterville; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly Jo and David Bird of West Frankfort; nephew, Travis Wayne Bird of West Frankfort; grandparents, Don and Jayne Etherton of Carterville; grandmother, Mary Jo Gossage of Herrin; three uncles and aunts, Bruce and Marilyn Gossage of Carterville; Mark and Susie Etherton of Colp; Rose and Roger Black of Goreville; girlfriend, Michelle Stultz of Herrin; cousins, Jay and Dana Street and their son, Jackson, Justin Etherton and Robbie Etherton. Also survived by many cousins and friends. Arlie worked in the maintenance department at the Williamson County Courthouse. He also working for Pulley Electric for many years. He was a graduate of Herrin High School. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to go
hunting. He enjoyed playing pool and spending time with his friends and family. Arlie was a free spirit and was known for his jovial antics.
JONESBORO -- Deana Schott, 35, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, in Union County Hospital in Anna. Arrangements are incomplete at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
SIMPSON -- Hazel Ruth Trigg, 73, died at 10:48 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
OLIVE BRANCH -- Lawrence Kimball, 77, died at 3:22 p. m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
James King III
CARBONDALE -- James B. King III, 59, died at 5:20 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale. Memorials may be made to James B. King III Memorial Account Scholarship, via Southern Illinois University Foundation.