BENTON -- Victor E. Cardwell, 62, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, in his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia, with the Rev. C. J. Easter officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in West End. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Cardwell was a member of Local Union 318 of Mount Vernon. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Benton. He was born July 17, 1940, in West End, to Earl Curley Cardwell and Veta Carney Cardwell of West City. He married Joy (Hammond) Cardwell on Jan. 25, 1980, in Whittington. Surviving are two sons, Kevin Dale Cardwell of West Franfort and Eric Duane Cardwell of Benton; two daughters, Cheryl Dawn Roberson and Shawna Danielle Cardwell, both of Benton; two brothers, Ron Cardwell of Logan and Bill Cardwell of Benton; four sisters, Sharon Johnson of West Frankfort, and Debbie Wilson, Saundra Neibch and Carol Scott, all of Benton; three grandchildren, Andrew Stephen Cardwell, Garrett Lee Cardwell and Cotie LeeAnn, all of Benton; one great grandchild, Garrett Michael Cardwell of Benton; step grandchildren, John and Steve Mitchell, Patrick O'Keefe, Luke Roberson and Stephanie Doxsie; step great grandson, Ian Mitchell; special cousins, Kenny Jay and Phillip Adkins and families; and several nieces and nephews. His father and one sister, Gennell Cardwell, preceded him in death.
THOMPSONVILLE -- Kenneth P. McCoy, 63, of Thompsonville, formerly of Empire, Ala., departed this life on Saturday, April 12, 2003, in his home. Services for Mr. McCoy will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2003, in Stone Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with the Rev. Denny Steed officiating. Interment will be in Lithuanian Cemetery. Friends of the Kenneth McCoy family may visit at 6 p.m. today, April 14, 2003, at Stone Funeral Home in West Frankfort. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time. Mr. McCoy was bron on Nov. 13, 1939, in Empire, Ala., a son of William Howard and Etta Lucille (Teague) McCoy. He married Mary Ann Good in Chicago on Dec. 6, 1958. Kenneth was a crane operator. He was a U. S. Army veteran and he loved to fish. Mr. McCoy is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; son, Kenneth McCoy and wife Tammie of Hayden, Ala. ; one daughter, Terri Owens and husband Ronald of Cooncreek, Ala. ; grandchildren, Melinda Petty, Vicki McCoy, Kayla McCoy, Ashlyn McCoy, Amber Owens and Allison Owens; brothers, J. P. McCoy, Robert McCoy, Osbourne McCoy, Gary McCoy and David McCoy, all of Alabama; sisters, Elizabeth Pierce of Brandon, Fla. and Bea Dunteman of Sugar Grove; and many nieces and nephews. His parents and one sister, Geraldine "Sister" Mahn, preceded him in death.
BLUFORD -- Thomas L. "Tom" Morgan, 33, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, in St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Gale Breeze officiating. Burial will be in East Hickory Hill Cemetery in Bluford. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Trust Fund for Morgan's son, Cody.
MOUNT VERNON -- Harold Gene Graham, 72, died at 5:17 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2003, in White County Hospital in Carmi. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Smith-Veterans Cemetery, with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Chaplain of American Legion Post 141. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
MURPHYSBORO -- James A. "Bud" Porter, 71, of Murphysboro, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, in his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Sand Ridge, the son of James and Mary (Reed) Porter. He married Carmela Pozzardi on March 12, 1962. Mr. Porter was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Murphysboro and the Carbon Lake Club. Survivors include his wife, Carmela of Murphysboro; three sons, James L. Porter of Murphysboro, David Porter of Newnan, Ga. and Mike Porter of Murphysboro; one daughter, Maryanna VanSant of Newnan, Ga. ; eight grandchildren; one brother, Mike Porter; and three sisters, Wilma Shields, Pat Lee and Margaret Porter, all of Murphysboro. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Crain Funeral Home Pleasant Grove Chapel, with the Rev. P. K. Sunny officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park Gardens Masoleum. Military rites will be provided by the Murphysboro American Legion, the VFW of Carbondale and Marion, and the DAV. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested for the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.
CUTLER -- James C. Bennett, 74, died at 3:06 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, in St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo. Private services will be held. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery in Christopher. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville. Memorials may be made to the Love Fund for the family. Mr. Bennett was a retired cement finisher. He was a member of Loyalty Missionary Baptist Church in Eden, Lone Star Moose Lodge 97 since 1985 with Pilgrim Degree of Merit Award in Arlington,Texas, Palentine American Legion, Ordained Deacon ar First Baptist Church in Glenview and a lifetime member of VFW. He was born June 9, 1928, in Christopher, to Joecephius C. Bennett and Ona Pearl Webb Bennett. Survivors are two sons, James C. Bennett and wife Cathy of Schaumburg, and Jeffery Bennett and wife Bernadette of Arlington Heights; three daughters, Beverly Beyer and husband Tom of McHenry, Marilyn Fritz and husband Jim of Peoria and Patricia Cofton of Franklin Grove; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous devotes, nieces and nephews. His parents, three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
BUCKNER -- Hilda Brchovich, 86, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, in Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery in Buckner. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Brckovich was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church of Christopher. She was born July 13, 1916, in Murray, Ky., to J. C. Wicker and Bernice (Ray) Wicker. She married Mike Brckovich. He preceded he in death on Oct. 5, 1988. Survivors are daughter Mikkell Sneddon and husband James of Buckner; grandchildren, Amy Sneddon of Buckner and Andrew Sneddon of Centralia; great grandchildren, Douglas, Bryce and Trevor; three nieces and two nephews. One brother, L. J. Wicker, and two sisters, Helen Neeley and Betty Sullivan preceded her in death.
MARION -- Alice Almaroad, 89, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2003, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.
SPARTA -- Myra June (Webb) Throgmorton, 76, died at 5:07 p.m., April 13, 2003, in her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Community of Christ Church in Tunnel Hill. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery in Tunnel Hill. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today in McDaniel Funeral Home in Sparta, and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
EVANSVILLE -- Blake Dunn, 32, died at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2003, in Waterloo, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud.