Fronie Belle Wilson
MARION -- Fronie Belle Wilson, 77, of Marion, formerly of Goreville, passed away at 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at home. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, in Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, with the Rev. Shorty Alsip officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Goreville. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and may be sent co Blue Funeral Home, P. O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959. Mrs. Wilson was born March 21, 1927, in Johnson County, to Guss and Vertie (Thornton) Perry. She married George Columbus Wilson on Jan. 4, 1947, in Missouri. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1975. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Katy and Bob Tripp of Goreville, Barbara and Roy Rogers of Johnston City, and Linda and Keith Oxford of Marion; one son, George E. Wilson of Marion; her grandchildren, Mike Tripp, Shawn and Julie Tripp, Todd and Sarah Tripp, Teresa and Bobby Massey, Dawnetta Wilson, Jeff and Mechelle Rogers, Keith Rogers and Ashley Tanner, Tonya and Phillip Hampton, Heather Oxford, and Justin Oxford; her great-grandchildren, Kyle and Shanna Massey, Tosha Massey, Seth, Brooke, Kelsey and Austin Tripp, Dayton and Brenne Jo Tripp, Candice Rogers, Haleigh Rogers, Brittany Steinmetz, Tyler Rogers, Jill and Kobe Tanner, and Logan and Caleb; her great-great grandchildren, Alexis, Peyton and Kyleigh Massey; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lorene and Eugene Jolly and Juanita Stroud, all of Mattoon, and Virgie and Dale Billingsley and Wilma and Ronald Stroud, all of Goreville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest and Clara Faye Perry of Goreville, Kenneth and Alma Lee Perry of Pittsburg, and John and Marilyn Perry of Marion; two sisters-in-law, Nellie Wright of Carbondale and Wilma Robertson of Murphysboro; and one brother-in-law, Jim Hancock of Goreville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Alma Jean Wilson; and two sisters, Geneive Hancock and Lois Billingsley. She was a member of Spillertown Baptist Church and loved attending there. Mrs. Wilson loved flowers, gardening and watching birds. She will be missed by all.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Charles H. Dooley, 83, of Oakbrook Terrace, formerly of West Frankfort, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National Emphysema Foundation or the National Parkinson Foundation.
Dorothea Violet 'Vi' Lonowski
MARION -- Dorothea V. 'Vi' Lonowski, 82, of Marion, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. She was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Mercer, N. D., the daughter of Daniel and Cristina (Degg) Mayer. Vi was united in marriage to Elmer R. Lonowski on Sept. 13, 1941, in Berwyn, and together they shared more than 63 years of marriage. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Berwyn and Stardust Country Club of Johnston City. Vi was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed caring for her family and home. She was an excellent cook and excelled in her baking. She enjoyed the company of her family and friends in a round of golf, an evening playing cards, or a game of Scrabble. She was a talented artist and painted many pictures, now treasured by her family. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing and making her own clothing. In her passing, Vi leaves her husband, Elmer R. Lonowski of Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Daniel and Lynda Lonowski of Alexandria, La., and Darryl D. and Janice Lonowski of Middleton, Wis. ; one granddaughter and her husband, Katy and Matt Feltenstein of Mount Pleasant, S. C. ; one brother, Carl Mayer of Redwood Falls, Minn. ; one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Bob Seibel of Austin, Texas; other extended family members; many friends; and Cha-Cha, her faithful Shih-Tzu dog. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters and four brothers. Arrangements for Dorothea V. 'Vi' Lonowski have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, located at 900 N. Court St. in Marion. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, in Mount Auburn Cemetery Chapel of Stickney, with the Rev. Lydia E. R. Kalb, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, P. O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
WEST FRANKFORT -- Noel A. Brayfield, 76, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in First Apostolic Church, with the Rev. H. A. Hildebrand officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Du Quoin. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Varis-Stone Funeral Home of West Frankfort is in charge of arrangements.
DU QUOIN -- Sherri Lynn Pena Adams, 47, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Herrin Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
MURPHYSBORO -- Wilbur Davis, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. He was born July 13, 1911, in Murphysboro, the son of the late Joseph and Nona (Underhill) Davis. He married the late Thelma Comte on Sept. 28, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2000. Mr. Davis was retired from the former Brown Shoe Company. He was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Murphysboro, a graduate of SIUC and a World War II Army veteran. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Guy Mistler of Wildwood, Mo. ; two grandsons, Brian Willoughby of Murphysboro and Jason Willoughby of Wildwood; one granddaughter, Angela Willoughby of Wildwood; and one great-grandson, Michael of Wildwood. Services for Wilbur Davis will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Crain Funeral Home Pleasant Grove Chapel, located on old Illinois 13 between Carbondale and Murphysboro, with the Rev. Bill Webb officiating. Entombment will follow in Pleasant Grove Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Murphysboro Church of Nazarene. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Frankie Wayne Smith
MURPHYSBORO -- Frankie Wayne Smith, 50, of Murphysboro, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in Pettett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Ava. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Frankie was born Oct. 8, 1954, in Murphysboro, to Wayne Rollin Smith and Freida Marie (McCaleb) Smith Anderson. He had worked as a laborer in construction, and he loved to fish and play pool. He attended Family Worship Center in Johnston City. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Micah Thorn of West Paducah, and one son, Jacob Smith of Cambria. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Charlotte Marie Thies.
CARBONDALE -- Clarence Smith, 97, formerly of Carbondale, died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in the Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home Pleasant Grove Chapel.
Orville Richard 'Doc' Johnson
TAMMS -- Orville Richard 'Doc' Johnson, 85, of Rural Route 1 in Tamms, died at 9:17 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Johnson was born in Dongola on Jan. 9, 1920, the son of the late Orville Newton and Rosa (Hess) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a member of Elco Baptist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and a retired logger. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Opal (Connelly) Johnson, on Sept. 23, 2002; one daughter, Marilyn Ruth Johnson, in 1954; three brothers; and three sisters. Survivors includes one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Eugene and Linda Johnson of Tamms; one brother, Floyd Johnson of Cobden; one sister, Nina Creekpaum of Sterling; two grandchildren and their spouses, Angie Johnson and Richard and Mandy Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Cody, Amy, Courtney and Stephanie Johnson and Alesia Smith; and several nieces and nephews. Services for Orville Richard 'Doc' Johnson will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, with the Rev. Archie W. Landis officiating. Interment will follow in American Legion Cemetery in Dongola. Friends may call between 5 and 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home.
HARRISBURG -- Bernie F. Shewmaker, 62, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Harrisburg Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Reed Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Dewayne Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in HarrisburG. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.