Wayne M. Richardson
HERRIN -- Wayne M. Richardson, 77, died at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004 at Herrin Hospital. Wayne was born on March 16, 1927, in Johnson County to Pleasant Wayne and Cliffie Allean Richardson. He married Betty Lou Clark on March 4, 1946, in Marion. She preceded him in death. Mr. Richardson was a World War II Navy veteran. He retired from Ziegler No. 4 Coal Mine. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Candra and Ted Harris of Herrin; and three great-grandchildren, Shaun Cole of Herrin, and Trevor and Racheal Henshaw of Carterville. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one great grandson; Travis Henshaw. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2004, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. As per his wishes, his body will be cremated and private family services will be held at a later date.
CENTRALIA -- Ruth I. Leslie, 94, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in Centralia Manor. Services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, in the Styninger-Pacey Funeral Home, with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
SUNFIELD -- Bernice 'Toad' Baily, 88, died 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at the Fair Acres Nursing Home in Du Quoin. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Du Quoin with the Rev. Jerry Dunn officiating. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F Cemetery. Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Sunfield United Methodist Church Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Woodrow William Whaley
CHRISTOPHER -- Woodrow William Whaley, 85, of Christopher, died Aug. 10, 2004, at home. He was born Nov. 14, 1918, to William and Isabel (Mann) Whaley. He married Marjorie Lacey on May 15, 1942, and she survives. He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Ray Raparelli and Susan and Jim Kramer; three grandchildren, Kathleen and her husband Tom Gulla, Raymond and his wife Anne Raparelli, and Stephen Raparelli; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Caroline Gulla. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and three brothers. 'Woody' grew up on a farm in Southern Illinois and joined the CCC in 1935 during the Great Depression. He served in the U. S. Army from 1942 to 1946. After he was discharged, he worked at the Flintoke Company in Chicago Heights for 45 years and retired in 1983, after which he and Marge moved to Christopher. Woody enjoyed gardening and reading. He was an active member of Christ View Christian Church. He was a kind and gentle man who will be missed. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the Christ View Christian Church in Christopher. Burial will be in the Masonic and IOOF Cemetery in Benton. Services are being conducted by the Gilbert Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Christ View Christian Church. Memorials will be accepted at the church.
Anna Mae Dunne
GOREVILLE -- Anna Mae Dunn, 80, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in the Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, with the Rev. Don Cannon officiating. Interment will be in the Taylor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Heartland Harvest Church, 17466 Route 37, Johnston City, IL 62951. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Nellie Dean Loucks
SESSER -- Nellie Dean Loucks, 72, died on Aug. 11, 2004, in Benton Healthcare Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Interment will be in Horse Prairie Cemetery. The body will lie in state after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Loucks was a homemaker. She was a member of Bearpoint Free Will Baptist Church. She was born July 17, 1932 in Pinckneyville to Henry Jacob Stotz and Adelia Elizabeth Pabst. She was married to Carson Leroy Loucks. He preceded her in death Oct. 19, 2003. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, David Ray and Debbie Loucks of Herrin, Paul Eugene and Becky Loucks of Pinckneyville, and Donald Allen and Freda Loucks of Sesser; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Paul Roberts of Sesser and Resa Faye and Glenn Gulley of Sesser; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Stotz of Carpenterville. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Roy Stotz; and one sister, Bertha Dunn.
MARION -- Sarah Alice Almaroad, 89, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2003, at home. Alice was born on July 9, 1913, in Massac County to Henry and Sarah (Smith) Meyer. She married Ray Bryan Almaroad on October 23, 1930, in Massac County. He preceded her in death on March 18, 1972. Mrs. Almaroad retired from the Sherman Department Store, located on the square in Marion. She was a member of Fountain Methodist Church in Marion and sang alto in the church choir. She was also a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the Mother of the Ladies Auxiliary Post #2457, and a lifetime member of Marion Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1301. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ray Jr. and Marjorie Almaroad of Goreville; a son-in-law, Raymond Manley of Metropolis; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Charles and Becky Almaroad of Marion, Russell and Tammy Almaroad of Marion, Ronald and Cherie Almaroad of Goreville, James and Becky Williams of Florida, Brett and Kelly Williams of St. Charles, Mo., Gary and Nita Manley of Metropolis, Dennis and Shelly Manley of Grantsburg, and James and Peggy Greer of Belknap; nineteen great -grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters, Lucille Manley and Sharon Williams; sisters, Bertha Black, Florence Jones, and Lucy Cockrell; and three brothers, William Wood, Joe and Bub Meyer. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, with the Revs. Cecil Clendenin and Frankie Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Fountain Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested for Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Fountain Cemetery Society.
MOUNDS -- Mary Mahoney, 92, of Paducah, formerly of Mounds, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Monday, April, 14, 2003, in Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. She was born Jan. 7, 1911, in Mounds, the daughter of Clyde and Florence (Chance) Titus. She married Dewey Mahoney on Nov. 29, 1932, and he prededed her in death on July 23, 1983. Mrs. Mahoney was a housewife. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mounds. She is survived by one daughter, Marianne (Sparky)Atkinson of Paducah; two grandsons, J. Michael (Kate) Dalton of Louisville and Dick (Darlene) Dalton of Paducah; one granddaughter, Kris (Whit) Malone of Louisville; one sister, Ruth "Babe" Casper of Dallas; and seven great grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003, in the First United Methodist Church in Mounds with the Revs. Jerry Herring and Whit Malone officiating. Interment will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements are being made by Crain Funeral Home in Ullin.
GOREVILLE -- John F. "Johnny" Thornton, 90, of Goreville, formerly of Buncombe, died at 11:38 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2003, at home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003, in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, with the Rev. Don Eberhart officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, near Buncombe. Friends may visit at 5 p.m. today at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Cemetery in care of Doug Reid, 6290 Buncombe Road, Buncombe, IL 62912, or to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, 1110 N. Johnson St., Marion, IL 62959. Johnny was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed carpentry, mechanical work and hunting, especially deer hunting. He also worked as a storekeeper for 25 years at Choate Mental Health Care Center in Anna, prior to his retirement. Johnny was a member of the Cedar Grve Community Church, near Buncombe. He was a member of Union Masonic Lodge 627 AF and AM at Lick Creek for over 50 years, Johnny was dedicated to his family and community and was always willing to offer a helping hand when called upon. He was born Dec. 7, 1912, in Goreville. He was a son of Dow Thornton and Lizzie (Brakebill) Thornton. Johnny was united in marriage to Lawanda Dalton on Sept. 19, 1936, in Metropolis. She survives. Other survivors include his children, Dallas Glenn Thornton of Elgin, Mickey Lynn Thornton of Centralia, Donnie Joe and his wife Ruth Ann of Springfield, Jack T. Thornton and Beth McMahan of Wolf Lake, Kathy Waters and her husband Don of Marion, Rita Vaughn and her husband Jerry of Marion, and Patricia Russell and her husband Steve of Goreville; 20 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Calhoun of Goreville, Edna Billingsley of Goreville, Hazel Billingsley of Elgin and Winnie McMillen of Marion; son-in-law, H. V. Trammell of Stonefront; and one niece and one nepheW. His parents; one son, John Allen Thornton; one daughter, Sharon Kay Trammel; one daughter-in-law, Peggy Thornton; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, Bill Thornton, preceded him in death.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Billy Joe Southard, 68, died Monday, April 14, 2003, in Herrin Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Stone Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lloyd Whittaker officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery in Wapole. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
TAMMS -- Lillian M. Jackson, 70, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo.
HOYLETON -- Edward Huge, 71, died at 12:52 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2003, in Breese Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Styninger Funeral Chapel.