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Date: Friday, 31 January 2014, at 10:32 p.m.

Vernon Taylor

VIENNA -- Vernon F. Taylor, 74, of rural Vienna, died at 9:40 p. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at home near Vienna. Services will be at 11 a. m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, with the Rev. Bud McDannel officiating. Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery, with military funeral rites by the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post No. 5222. Visitation will be after 5 p. m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Barry Lynn Wieland

HERRIN -- Barry Lynn Wieland, 56, of Herrin, died at 6:40 a. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Barry was born May 25, 1948, in Herrin, to Victor E. and Margie Wieland. He was a graduate of Herrin High School. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Army while stationed in Vietnam with the Medical Corps. Mr. Wieland worked for Navajo Trucking in Commerce, Colo. , as an over-the-road truck driver. Survivors include his mother, Margie Holderfield of Marion; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Francis Edward Wieland of Marion and Buddy E. and Janice Wieland of Herrin; one sister, Phyllis Kubala of Hamilton, N. J.; three stepbrothers, Jack, Jim and Joe Holderfield, all of Marion; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his stepfather, Floyd Holderfield. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. The Rev. Don Colson will officiate. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Herrin. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www. hughesfuneralhomes. com.

Bernice Drone

RIDGWAY -- Bernice C. Drone, 82, of rural Ridgway, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Carbondale. Services will be at 10 a. m. Monday, Oct. 18, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway, with Father Mark Stec officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at Cox and Son Funeral Home in Ridgway, with a prayer service at 7 p. m. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

David Tasky

BENTON -- David R. Tasky, 58, of Benton, died at 3 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in St. Mary's Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. Mr. Tasky was born in Benton on June 30, 1946, the son of Victor Tasky Sr. and Maria (Bullington) Tasky. Mr. Tasky was a retired coal miner, retiring from Old Ben No. 26. He was a 26-year member of the UMWA. Mr. Tasky also worked for Franklin Hospital and worked as a carpenter for United Module. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Benton. Mr. Tasky is survived by his mother, Maria Tasky of Benton; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Albert Adams of Benton; one brother and sister-in-law, Victor Jr. and Diane Tasky ofBenton; two nephews, Heath and wife Traci Tasky of Ballwin, Mo. , and Michael Adams of Benton; two aunts, Pauline Tormey of Wexford, Pa. , and Maudie Bullington of Benton; his dog, Niki; and a host of cousins and friends. Mr. Tasky was preceded in death by his father, Victor Tasky Sr. , and by one niece, Denise Tasky. Services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p. m. Sunday at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Memorials in Mr. Tasky's memory may be made to the First Christian Church of Benton or to the American Diabetes. Association.

Patricia Ann Craft

ENERGY -- Patricia Ann Craft, 59, of Energy, passed away at 11:15 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at Cardinal Nursing Home in Energy. Services will be at 10 a. m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Van Natta Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 310 E. Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701. Patty was born in Princeton, Ind. , to Billy and Roma (Neal) Craft Dec. 13, 1944. Survivors include mother Roma Craft of Energy; two sisters, Barbara and Jim Blacklock of Mulkeytown; Darla and Steve McKeown of Herrin; four brothers, Harvey and Charlotte Craft of Craig, Colo. , Jay and Beverly Craft of Big Bear, Calif. , Allen and Ronda Craft of Carterville, Don and Wendy Craft of Herrin; 19 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. Patty is preceded in death by her father. Patty spent her whole life battling cerebral palsy, but she didn't let it get her down. She was truly one of God's special children. One of her favorite things was teasing her brothers and sisters and trying to get them in trouble.

William 'Bill' Muir

SESSER -- Surrounded by his family, Willliam A. 'Bill' Muir, 87, of Sesser, entered into eternal rest at 2:15 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Mr. Muir was born in Sesser on Aug. 1, 1917, the son of Harrison and Nettie (Walls) Muir. He married Geraldine Shepard on Oct. 21, 1939, in Morganfield, Ky. , and she preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2000. Survivors include four children, Mary Ann Baker and husband Howard of Morris, Ala.; Linda Howell and husband Gary of Sesser; Billy Muir and wife Roberta of Benton; and Jim Muir and wife Lisa Kay of Sesser. Mr. Muir is also survived by eight grandchildren, Col. Howard B. Baker, stationed in Okinawa; Mary Brazier of Mount Olive, Ala.; Bruce Baker of Gardendale, Ala.; Jamey VanZandt of Mount Vernon; Lyndsay Muir of Carbondale; Mackenzie Muir of Highridge, Mo.; and Caleb and Bailey Muir, both of Benton, and seven step-grandchildren, Becky Przygoda of Pinckneyville; Frank Leffner of Ashley; Josh Conner of Carbondale; Ginger Conner of Sesser; Chuck Brewer and Goldie O'Connor, both of Meza, Ariz.; and Michelle Brewer of Brentwood, Tenn. He is also survived by one brother, Lester Muir and wife Helen of Racine, Wis. , and by 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde Muir; and two sisters, Helen and Hazel Muir. Mr. Muir worked for more than 40 years as an underground coal miner, last working at Old Ben Mine 21 near Sesser, where he worked for 25 years before retiring in 1983. He also worked at Old Ben mines in Valier, Buckner and Coello. He was a 40-year member of the United Mine Workers and served as an official for UMW Local Union 1124, where he was a member of the mine committee and a pit committeeman. Mr. Muir also served on the school board at Sesser Unit School District and was a 50-year member of the Sesser Church of God, where he was a Sunday school superintendent and teacher. Mr. Muir loved to work in his yard, was an avid walker; and, most importantly, was a pillar to his family. His work ethic was unmatched in his children's eyes and his strength, character and belief in God was evident until the very last moment of his life. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, with the Rev. Tim Melvin officiating. His son, Jim Muir, and his grandson, Jamey VanZandt, will offer eulogies during the memorial service. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p. m. Sunday and from 7 a. m. to 2 p. m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Muir asked prior to his death that memorial contributions be made to the Maple Hill Cemetery Fund or the Sesser Church of God. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

Virgil Hall

ELLIS GROVE -- Virgil Louise Hall, 87, of Liberty, Mo. , formerly of Ellis Grove, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Liberty Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Chapel in Chester.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Huddleston

HERRIN -- Elizabeth J. 'Betty' Huddleston, 56, of Herrin, passed away at 2 p. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at home, surrounded by her loving husband and family after a 13-month battle with cancer. Mrs. Huddleston was retired from the J. C. Penney department store in Carbondale. Betty was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. She loved working in her yard and garden and especially loved to decorate their home for the holidays. She was born on July 22, 1948, in Herrin, to Arthur J. and Alberta F. (Petry) Mueth. Betty was united in marriage with Donald R. Huddleston on Feb. 20, 1988, in Energy. He survives of Herrin. Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Nicole Huddleston of Paducah and William E. 'Pete' and Kelly Huddleston of Crab Orchard; two grandchildren, Tanner Chase Huddleston and Brehnn Madison Huddleston; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jolene M. and John Yancey of Energy and Linda A. and Terry Cain of Herrin; one sister-in-law, Debra Conley of Du Quoin; her nieces and nephews, Kristin and Eric Smith of Herrin, John Michael and Jamie Yancey of Marion, Jennifer Yancey and her close friend, Donny Wade, of Marion, Mark A. and Wendy Cain of Herrin, Donovan Yancey of Energy, Julie Ann and Danny Driemeyer of Herrin, Jaime and Richard Holt of Du Quoin, and Tawmi Conley of Du Quoin; several great-nieces and -nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins, including a special aunt, Aurelia Everysmeyer of Millstadt; her special friends, Bonnie Leeper of Herrin and Judi Laughlin of Herrin; and her loving and close companion, her dog, Jingles. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Randy East; her grandparents, Elmer and Martha Schlesinger and Joseph and Anna Mueth; one nephew, Scott Arthur Yancey; and one niece, Amy Michelle Yancey. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a. m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. Interment will be in San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin, with a prayer service at 6 p. m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the OLMC Renovation Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

E. Byron 'Bud' Stolle

EVANSVILLE -- E. Byron 'Bud' Stolle, 91, of Boulder City, Nev. , formerly of Evansville, passed away at 4:57 a. m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Boulder City Hospital. Services will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Evansville, with the Rev. James Leistico officiating. Burial will be in Sauer Cemetery in Evansville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p. m. Monday at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Evansville and from 9 to 10 a. m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Barry Wieland

HERRIN -- Barry Wieland, 56, died at 6:40 a. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson-HughesFuneral Home in Herrin.

Margie Holland

BENTON -- Margie A. Holland, 78, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in Franklin Hospital in Benton. Services will be at 1 p. m. Monday at Poulson Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Robert Wininger officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Thompsonville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Dorothy R. Ivanuck

STEELEVILLE -- Dorothy R. Ivanuck, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in Memorial Hospital in Chester. Services will be at 3 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville, with the Rev. Alan W. Janneke and Vicar Dan Wing officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today and from 7:30 a. m. to 1 p. m. Sunday at the Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville, then from 2 to 3 p. m. at the church. The American Legion will hold a special service at 8 p. m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Window Fund or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Mrs. Ivanuck was the executive director of Western Egyptian EOC from 1966 to 2001. She was a World War II veteran of the Marine Corps Woman's Reserve. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville and a member of St. Mark's Priscilla Club and Board of Stewardship, B. B. K American Legion Post No. 480 in Steeleville. She was the past president of the Chester Women's Club and past president of Illinois Federation Women's Club 25th District. She was born on Monday, March 5, 1923, in Steeleville, to Charles Rabe and Emma Castens Rabe. She married Marion A. Ivanuck on Sept. 16, 1950, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Marion A. Ivanuck of Steeleville; and one daughter, Suzanne Carter of Tucker, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Leslie Ivanuck and one brother, Charles Rabe.

Daisy Hill

MARION -- Daisy A. Hill, 74, formerly of Marion, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Daisy was born in Marion on Nov. 27, 1929, a daughter of the late Fred Darter and Ruby Nelson. Daisy was a wonderful artist who enjoyed an active lifestyle in Colorado and spent countless hours at the Colorado Springs Senior Center. Daisy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Jon Aucoin of Sherwood, Ark.; her grandson, Mark Scholl of Sherwood; and her aunt, Ruth Mizel of Brighton. Services were held at 2 p. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Blunt Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Boles officiating. Interment immediately followed at Fairview Cemetery.

Joseph Dodson

VIENNA -- Joseph M. Dodson, 50, died at 1:53 p. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Marie Golda Reed

MURPHYSBORO -- Marie Golda Reed, 90, of Murphysboro, passed away at 5:45 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in Walker Hill Cemetery, with Gene Ebersohl officiating. Friends may call from 12 to 1:30 p. m. Sunday at Pettett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Walker Hill Cemetery, Grand Tower. Marie was born on Dec. 27, 1913, in Sandridge Township, to Millard Kunce and Nellie (Huffman) Kunce. Mrs. Reed had been a banker in Gorham and in Dupo. She was a 50-year member of the Belleville Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She married Robert L. Reed, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Kunce Jr. and Millard Kunce. Marie is survived by two sisters-in-law, Harriett Kunce of Murphysboro and Velma Kunce of De Soto; one niece, Mary Nesler of Murphysboro; one cousin Gene Chaplin of Dupo; two great-nephews David Nesler of Bourbonnais and Jim Nesler of Murphysboro; three great-great-nephews, Nicholas Nesler and Cory Nesler of Bourbonnais and Logan Nesler of Murphysboro; three great-great-nieces, Stacy Nesler, Kelly Nesler and Miah Nesler, all of Murphysboro; and a good friend, Don Glasser of Louisville, Ky.

Thelma (Hartley) Walker

MARISSA -- Thelma D. (Hartley) Walker, 98, of Marissa, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Sparta Community Hospital. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Marissa Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Sunday and from 9 to 11 a. m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Walker was a homemaker. She was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church and Home Extension Unit of St. Clair County. She was also a member of the Kitchen Band. She was born on Dec. 14, 1905, in Marissa. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Walker, on April 5, 1961; her parents, Frederick and Sara (Schulze) Hartley; her son, Frederick Walker, on Oct. 1, 1987; two brothers; and four sisters. Memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church.

Mary Evelyn Jackson

ALTON -- Mary Evelyn Jackson, 86, of Alton, formerly of Maryville, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Atlon. The daughter of Orville and Laura (Atwood) Kelley, she was born on Feb. 4, 1918, in Johnston City. On May 31, 1939, at St. Louis, she married the Rev. William Kermit Jackson, who preceded her in death in 1979. Also preceding her in death was one son, James K. Jackson. She is survived by one daughter, Ann Jackson of Brighton; one son, Jon Jackson and wife, Susan of Elko, Ga.; two grandchildren, Adam Jackson and Michele Jackson; and two great-grandchildren, Jamie Jackson and Jon Christopher Jackson. Mrs. Jackson received her bachelor's degree in education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and taught in the New Athens Community School District for 27 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maryville. Services will be held at 3 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Elias-Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2521 Edwards St. , Alton. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services and the ashes will be inurned in Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to 5 A's of Alton or A. P. A of Granite City. For more information to post a tribute or share a memory of Mrs. Jackson, visit Everlasting Memorial Internet archive at www. mem. com.

Thomas McClanahan

MARION -- Thomas 'Tom' McClanahan, 96, died at 2:55 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in Heritage Manor in Bloomington. Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Jessie Lorene Bradley

COLLINSVILLE -- Jessie Lorene Bradley, 88, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at home. She was born in Willisville on March 30, 1916. She was an active member of the Meadow Heights Baptist Church and the Collinsville chapter of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Clyde Richard Bradley; her only child, Linda Kay Funkhouser; her grandchildren, Bradley and wife Diane Funkhouser of Plano, Texas, and Alex and wife Karla Funkhouser of Miami; her great-grandchildren, Allison and Ethan Funkhouser of Plano and Kendrick, Genesis, Athena and Isabella Funkhouser of Miami; her sister, Kathryn Pearl of St. Louis; her nephew, William and wife Carol Pearl of Kansas City, Mo.; her nieces, Carol and husband Patrick Devine of Los Angeles, Brenda and husband Robert Keller of Peoria, and Beverley Walter and James Godshalk of Riverside. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dora and William Wright; her granddaughter, Jennifer Funkhouser; her niece, Karen Bradley; her nephew, Stephen Pearl; and her brother-in-law, O. Dee Pearl. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville. A Celebration of Life service will be at 10:30 a. m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville, followed by burial in St. John's Cemetery. Donations may be made to her church; to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 8111 LBJ Freeway, Suite 425, Dallas, TX 75251; or to the American Cancer Society, ATTN: Web, P. O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

William 'Bill' Muir

SESSER -- Surrounded by his family, William A. 'Bill' Muir, 87, of Sesser, entered into eternal rest at 2:15 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Mr. Muir was born in Sesser on Aug. 1, 1917, the son of Harrison and Nettie (Walls) Muir. He married Geraldine Shepard on Oct. 21, 1939, in Morganfield, Ky. , and she preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2000. Survivors include four children, Mary Ann Baker and husband Howard of Morris, Ala.; Linda Howell and husband Gary of Sesser; Billy Muir and wife Roberta of Benton; and Jim Muir and wife Lisa Kay of Sesser. Mr. Muir is also survived by eight grandchildren, Col. Howard B. Baker, stationed in Okinawa; Mary Brazier of Mount Olive, Ala.; Bruce Baker of Gardendale, Ala.; Jamey VanZandt of Mount Vernon; Lyndsay Muir of Carbondale; Mackenzie Muir of Highridge, Mo.; and Caleb and Bailey Muir, both of Benton, and seven step-grandchildren, Becky Przygoda of Pinckneyville; Frank Leffner of Ashley; Josh Conner of Carbondale; Ginger Conner of Sesser; Chuck Brewer and Goldie O'Connor, both of Meza, Ariz.; and Michelle Brewer of Brentwood, Tenn. He is also survived by one brother, Lester Muir and wife Helen of Racine, Wis. , and by 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde Muir; and two sisters, Helen and Hazel Muir. Mr. Muir worked for more than 40 years as an underground coal miner, last working at Old Ben Mine 21 near Sesser, where he worked for 25 years before retiring in 1983. He also worked at Old Ben mines in Valier, Buckner and Coello. He was a 40-year member of the United Mine Workers and served as an official for UMW Local Union 1124, where he was a member of the mine committee and a pit committeeman. Mr. Muir also served on the school board at Sesser Unit School District and was a 50-year member of the Sesser Church of God, where he was a Sunday school superintendent and teacher. Mr. Muir loved to work in his yard, was an avid walker; and, most importantly, was a pillar to his family. His work ethic was unmatched in his children's eyes and his strength, character and belief in God was evident until the very last moment of his life. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday, Oct. 18, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, with the Rev. Tim Melvin officiating. His son, Jim Muir, and his grandson, Jamey VanZandt, will offer eulogies during the memorial service. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p. m. Sunday and from 7 a. m. to 2 p. m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Muir asked prior to his death that memorial contributions be made to the Maple Hill Cemetery Fund or the Sesser Church of God. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

Joseph Brooks

CARBONDALE -- Joseph B. Brooks, 73, departed this life at 4:59 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Services will be at 1 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Norman S. Greer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. at the church. Jackson Funeral Home of Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry D. McKee

OLIVE BRANCH -- Jerry D. McKee, 60, of Olive Branch, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, upon arrival at Mercy Medical Center in Durango, Colo. , while on a hunting and camping trip. Mr. McKee was born in Cairo on Sept. 23, 1944, the son of Clarence Junior McKee and Virtus (Story) McKee Cox. Mr. McKee was a member of the Alexander Freewill Baptist Church near Olive Branch, and served as a deacon in the church and was a mine manager with Nestle Purina. Mr. McKee was married to Donna Kay Dowdy on Feb. 16, 1963, in Unity, and she preceded in death on Dec. 21, 2001. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry McKee, in 1986; his father, Clarence Junior McKee, in 1983, his stepfather, Burnest Cox, in 1996; two grandsons, Cody Blake Holder, on June 14, 1994, and R. Christopher Holder, on Sept. 18, 2003. Survivors include his mother, Virtus Cox, Olive Branch; two daughters and son-in-law, Lisa Essex and Steve Essex and Misty Holder all of Olive Branch; son and daughter-in-law, Scott McKee and Debbie McKee, Olive Branch; two brothers, Wayne McKee, Hartford and Terry McKee, Cape Girardeau; sister, Charlotte Christopher, Cape Girardeau; grandchildren, Kellie Willoughby, Lindsay Quesenberry, Kourtnee Quesenberry, Skylar McKee, Dawson Essex, Steve Essex, Ryan Essex and Sarah Essex; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a. m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the Alexander Freewill Baptist Church near Olive Branch, with Pastor Earnest Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery. Friends may call between 4 to 8 p. m. Sunday at Alexander Freewill Baptist Church near Olive Branch and after 8 a. m. Monday until hour of service at the church. Jones Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary JoAn Huddlestun Lemons

OLMSTED -- Mary JoAn Huddlestun Lemons, 74, of Apopka, Fla. , formerly of Olmsted, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in Apopka. Services will be at 12 p. m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds, with the Rev. Kelly Cox officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 12 p. m. Monday at the funeral home.

Vivian Erline Tyner

HURST -- Vivian Erline Tyner, 80, of Tuscola, formerly of Hurst, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonsville, N. C. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Riggin- Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Greg Parker officiating. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p. m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Aletheia Christian Fellowship Church Building Fund in Jacksonville. Erline was born on Nov. 8, 1923, in Hurst, to Raymond Earl and Helen Marie (Elliot) Jarvis. She married Robert Tyner on April 2, 1949, in Morganfield, Ky. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1991. She is survived by her son, Rick Tyner of Carbondale; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and George Holmes of Jacksonville, Debbie and Daryl Graber of Tuscola, and Janice and Kenneth Mayers of Hurst; one brother, Lonnie Jarvis of Hurst; three sisters, Edith Mitchell and Rosemary Taitt, both of Hurst, and Vera Jeralds of Ava; 11 grandchildren, Kim Davis, Cindy Shirley, Lori Beam, George Holmes Jr. , Brandy McCamish, Jason Wade, Michael Graber, Ryan Shirley, Veronica Tyner, Ryan Bandy and Chris Graber; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Glenda K. Wade; and one brother, Dale Jarvis. Erline was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Tuscola, the United Mine Workers Association and the Ladies Auxiliary at the Hurst Fire Department. She enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle, and sewing, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Orville Taborn

CARRIER MILLS -- Orville Taborn, 71, died at 8:50 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at the Heartland Regional Medical Center, Marion. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, and the Rev. R. G. Null will officiate. He was born on March 25, 1933, in Carrier Mills, to the late Lorenzo and Christine Gibbs. He was a retired coal miner and Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by six brothers, Kelly Taborn, Don L. Taborn and Bruce Taborn all of Carrier Mills, Terry Taborn of Harrisburg, Dean Taborn of Carbondale, and David Taborn of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Ramona Thomas of English, Ind. , Ruth Ann Taborn and Pauline Curry, both of Carrier Mills; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tyrone Taborn and Dahl Taborn; and a sister, Marlice Crittendon.

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