MOUNT VERNON -- Frank Alfred Ellingsworth, 97, of Mount Vernon, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Nature Trail Health Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Logan Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Everett Lemay officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery
in Dahlgren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the church. Hughey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CREAL SPRINGS -- William 'Bill' Lamphere, 75, of Creal Springs, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Cosby-Sloan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eddie Lamphere officiating. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
WEST FRANKFORT -- John Pistono, 95, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in Westside Care Center in West Frankfort. Arrangements are incomplete at Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.
JOHNSTON CITY -- Robert Kosman, 70, of Johnston City, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home.
ZEIGLER -- Fornie B. Bagwell, 89, of Zeigler, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Fornie was born on Oct. 28, 1915, in Ragland, Ala., to Otis Lester 'Buster' and Babe (Campbell) Bagwell. He married Doris Estelle Jones on Nov. 14, 1937, in Zeigler. She preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 2001. He is survived by one daughter, Leuna P. Bagwell of Zeigler; one son and daughter-in-law, Howard F. and Judy Bagwell of Duluth, Ga.; three grandchildren, Kevin and wife Marvette Bagwell of Port Orange, Fla., and Mark and wife Connie Bagwell and Melanie Bagwell, all of Duluth; three great-grandchildren, Mandi, Kelley and Mark Bagwell Jr., all of Duluth; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joan and Dale Rhodes of Zeigler, Rosemary and Wade Moorman of Tolono and Ruth Jones of Jupiter, Fla., and one brother and sister-in-law, Ernest Ray and Bobbi Bagwell of Norfolk, Va. His parents; four brothers, Dean, Ralph, John and Jeffry Bagwell; and three infant siblings also preceded him in death. Mr. Bagwell was a member and trustee of the First Baptist Church in Zeigler. He was a coal miner who last worked for the Old Ben No. 21 Mine in Sesser and retired in 1978. He was a member of the UMWA local union. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Zeigler American Legion, Patrick McClellan Post 177. He was well known for his woodworking skills. Services for Mr. Bagwell will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, in the First Baptist Church in Zeigler, with the Rev. Clinton Woodfin officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Energy, with graveside military rites by the Zeigler American Legion. Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Bagwell may be made to the Zeigler First Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church or may be mailed to the church at 106 S. Pine St., Zeigler, IL 62999.
GOLCONDA -- Carolyn Gibbs, 40, died at 1:43 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Hardin County Hospital in Rosiclare. Services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, in Dutton Chapel General Baptist Church, with Bernie Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in Collier Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mary Kathryn Burns
GOREVILLE -- Mary Kathryn Burns, 81, died at 2:31 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Leo Everett Mattingly
HERRIN -- Leo Everett Mattingly, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at home with his family by his side. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in Van Natta Funeral Home, with the Revs. Don Colson and Brad Harlow officiating and military rites performed by the American Legion and VFW of Herrin. Burial will be in the Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Leo was born on June 8, 1921, to Lena (Zimmerman) Mattingly Anderson and Douglas James Mattingly. He married Betty J. (Robinson) Mattingly on March 23, 1947, and she preceded him in death in May 1993. He then married Peggy (Wickam) Bowlin Mattingly on June 26, 1998, and she survives. He worked for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and retired after 25 years of service. Leo and Betty Mattingly began in the nursing home business in 1966. The business grew to three facilities and continued until 1997, when the facilities were sold and Leo retired. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Mattingly; four children and their spouses, Leo E. Mattingly Jr., William Jay and Chris Mattingly, David A. and Tina Mattingly, and Susan K. Mattingly South and Jimmy South; his grandchildren, Shannon Kay (Mattingly) Whitlock, Shelley Lynn (Mattingly) Mays, Joseph Michael Mattingly, Jonathon Lee Mattingly, Daniel Patrick Mattingly, Tori Marie Mattingly, Lance Allen Mattingly, Jeremiah South and David South; and five great-grandchildren, Dakota and Kaylee Whitlock, Ariel and Jessica Mays, and Shalynn South; and two sisters-in-law, Peggy and JoAnn Mattingly. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; two brothers, James and Douglas Mattingly; and one daughter, Frances Lee Mattingly. Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice or the Betty J. Mattingly Scholarship Committee at John A. Logan College, 700 Logan Road, Carterville, IL 62918.
Robert 'Bob' Owen Sheridan
CARBONDALE -- Robert 'Bob' Owen Sheridan, 68, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Melvin Larson officiating. Per Mr. Sheridan's request, no public visitation will be held. Those attending the services are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Hughey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
COULTERVILLE -- Charles Armstrong, 87, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Sparta Community Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home.
Professor Lewis E. Hahn
CARBONDALE -- Professor Lewis E. Hahn, 96, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at the Treemont Nursing Home in Dallas. Lewis was born Sept. 26, 1908, in Swenson, Texas, to Ed and Ione Hahn. He married Elizabeth (Herring) Hahn June 30, 1932. Dr. Hahn received his Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in philosophy in 1929, both from the University of Texas in Austin. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1939. He served on the faculty of the University of Missouri from 1936 to 1949, was professor and chairman of philosophy at Washington University, St. Louis, from 1941 to 1963, where he also served as acting dean of faculties (1954) and dean of the graduate school from 1954 to 1963. He was also visiting lecturer at Princeton University in 1947. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1929, Dr. Hahn received numerous honors during his long and distinguished career, both in this country and abroad, including Directory of American Philosophers Man of the Year in 1966 and 1967; was listed in Outstanding Educators of America in 1973; was an invited lecturer in various Chinese universities; became an honorary life member of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology in 1980; and received the first Award for Exceptional Service from the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association. He served on the philosophy faculty of Southern Illinois University for 14 years, as a research professor and director of graduate studies from 1963 to 1974 and as a research professor from 1975 to 1977. Although he retired in 1977, he served as a visiting professor at the university and had been editor of the Library of Living Philosophers since 1981. He was chairperson of the SIUC Emeritus College's Public Affairs Forum from 1986 to 1990, participated in the writing or editing of more than 20 books, and had dozens of articles published in professional journals. Dr. Hahn was preceded in death by his parents; his brother; and his wife, Elizabeth. His survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Helen Elizabeth and Frank Cameron of Albuquerque, N. M., and Mary Louise Francis and Sharon Kay Crowell, also of Carbondale; his grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. Services will be at McCoy Funeral Home in Aspermont, Texas. Burial will be in Brazos Valley in Texas. Memorials may be made to the Unitarian Fellowship in Carbondale or the charity of the donor's choice.
Ruby (Spann) Motsinger
SESSER -- Ruby (Spann) Motsinger, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Davis Funeral Chapel.
ANNA -- Maggie Brown, 87, of Anna, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at home. She was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Jonesboro, daughter of William and Nora (Miller) Smiddy. She married Orvil 'Preacher' Brown on Jan. 2, 1932, in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1995. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Jonesboro Pentecostal Church. She is survived by three daughters, Remona Wright of Anna, Shirley Downey of Dongola and Carylon Coryell of Granite City; four sons, Gerald Brown of Anna, Lonnie Brown of Dongola, Bert Brown of Medina, Tenn., and Rockie Brown of Milan, Tenn.; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lily Bell Mayberry of Maude, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; his husband; two sons, Robert and Orville Dean Brown; and one daughter, Pat Reynolds. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in the chapel of Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. David Brimm officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Loren L. Graves, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Varis-Stone Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
JONESBORO -- Lorn S. Johnson, 81, of Metropolis, formerly of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. Arrangements are pending at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- Bonnie A. Grass-Bauman, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004. Arrangements are pending at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
MOUNDS -- Nancy Creighton, 106 or more, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, in Jonesboro Healthcare. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo.
AVA -- John A. Crisler, 94, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, in Rehab and Care Center in Murphysboro. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava, with Bill Knight officiating. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
RED BUD -- Gerry Weir, 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Arrangements are pending at the Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Lee Melvin, 89, of Friendship, Wis., formerly of West Frankfort, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, in Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. today in the Thompsonville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, with Brother Danny Shelton officiating. Parker-Reedy Funeral Home of West Frankfort and Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory of Friendship are assisting the family with arrangements. Lee was born on June 2, 1915, to Charles and Iva (Williams) Melvin in West Frankfort. Lee married Lena May Rice in 1942. He worked as a forklift operator at Johnson and Johnson in Chicago for 28 years. Lee was a hard worker and a good provider. He was a loyal and dedicated family man. Lee retired in 1978 and moved to Adams County in 2004 from West Frankfort. After retiring, he enjoyed reading Louis Lamour westerns, crossword puzzles, televised baseball, and socializing with family and friends. He enjoyed watching 'Perry Mason,' 'Matlock,' 'Gunsmoke' and other westerns on television. He repented and was saved in our Lord's name in 2003. Lee is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Margaret Jane Pierce; one son-in-law, Ronald D. Pierce Sr.; his brothers; one sister; and his nephews. Survivors include four children and their spouses, Ellis and Ruth E. Melvin of West Frankfort, Abby and R. William Christie of Decatur, Timothy and Ruth A. Melvin of Herrin, and Joel Melvin of Florida; one granddaughter, Jeana and husband James Evrard of Grand Marsh, Wis.; four grandsons, Sgt. Michael Coble of Bangor, Wash., Christopher Coble and Jeffrey Foster, both of Decatur, and James Melvin of West Frankfort; three great-grandsons, Joseph Downing of West Frankfort, Jason Downing of Herrin and Brayden Coble of Decatur; one great-great-grandson, Thomas Downing of West Frankfort; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
CENTRALIA -- Bill Eilers, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in the Centralia Manor. Arrangements are pending at Styninger-Pacey Funeral Home in Centralia.
William J. Mathews Jr.
MARION -- William J. Mathews, 58, of Marion, passed away at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Abundant of Life Assembly of God in Marion, with Pastor Jeff Baker officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 5, 2005, at Blue Funeral Home in Marion and from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the church. military rites will be at the church following the service by Marion VFW Post No. 1301 and American Legion Post No. 147. Memorials may be made to the Youth Fund at Abundant of Life Assembly of God in Marion. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Mr. Mathews was born on April 26, 1946, in Baltimore City, Md., to William and Kitty (Honaker) Mathews. Survivors include his loving wife, Dorla of Marion; son, Marc and daughter, Courtney both at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and David Hummel of Wheeling, W. Va., Tonya and Eric Anderson of Marion, and Angela of Chicago; four grandchildren; sister, Joan VanMeter of Smithers, W. Va.; and brothers, Chuck of Scott Depot, W. Va. and Steve of Julian, W. Va. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda Hawkins. Mr. Mathews retired from American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio, in 2001. For 30 years he worked in management and labor relations in coal mining and fuel supply operations in Ohio and West Virginia. After retirement, he worked as a consultant at AEP Cook Coal Terminal in Metropolis. He was a member of Abundant of Life Assembly of God in Marion. He was a 1969 graduate of West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va., where he received a degree in business administration. After graduating, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Infantry during the Vietnam War.
Margaret (Endicott) Wilson
VILLA RIDGE -- Margaret (Endicott) Wilson, 93, of Villa Ridge, died at 12:31 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Wilson was born on Oct. 30, 1911, in Villa Ridge, the daughter of the late Louis Eugene Endicott and Martha (Redden) Endicott. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Villa Ridge Union Church and a member of the Ladies Aides of the church. She was a housewife and homemaker and enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Frizzell, in 1963; her second husband, Claude Wilson, in 1999; and two stepsons, Richard Frizzell and Charles Wilson. Survivors include two stepsons, Roy Frizzell of Pekin and Russell Frizzell of Ullin; one nephew, William E. Endicott of Ullin; and one cousin and his spouse, George and Flora Helman of Villa Ridge, and their family, David and Emily Helman and Paul and Debbie Helman, all of Villa Ridge. Services for Margaret E. Wilson will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in Villa Ridge Union Church with the Rev. Ralph Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow in Beechwood Cemetery
in Mounds. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.