Cecil Junior Harris
Cecil Junior Harris, 62, of 1811 Gardner, Murfreesboro, Tenn., died at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Jennings-Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, where visitation was held Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Mike Creasy officiated and burial was in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.
He was born in Saline County on Oct. 29, 1934, to the late Dossie and Lucy (Tavender) Harris.
On Dec. 17, 1977, in Murfreesboro, he married the former Gloria Faye Willis, who survives. Also surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Anna Mae and Walter McKinnies of Broughton; two brothers-in-laws and wives, Eddie and Pam Willis of Murfreesboro, Jim and Carol Willis of Christiana, Tenn.; four sisters-in-law, Cindy and husband, Bill Cooper, Edna Jacobs and Elizabeth and husband, Tommy McCormick of Murfreesboro, and Brenda Harris of Eldorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Kenneth Lee Harris, a sister, Gertie Riley and two infant sisters, Catherine Marie and Betty Lou Harris.
Jeffrey L. Deaton
Memorial services for Jeffrey L. Deaton, 30, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Harrisburg, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Friends may meet with the family at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the church.
Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg is in charge of the arrangements. As part of the Saline County Sesquicentennial Celebration the Daily Register is looking for old photos, stories and documents concerning the county's history for a special edition to be printed in September. If you have any items please bring them to either the Harrisburg or Eldorado office.
Mrs. Goldie Parkinson, 85, of Rosiclare, widow of Ray Parkinson, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at 4:26 p.m. in Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare.
She is survived by two sisters, Mildred Tucker of Austin, Texas and Hazel Williams of Elizabethtown; a brother, Wilson Ledbetter of Anna; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Ray Parkinson; two sons Raymond Parkinson and Donnie Parkinson; her parents, Grover and Maudie Ledbetter; and a great-granddaughter, Taryn Bunting, preceded her in death.
Services will be held Wednesday, August 13 at 1 p.m. at Hosick Funeral Home in Rosiclare, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday. Burial will be in Fluorine Cemetery in Rosiclare.
David E. Scroggins
David E. Scroggins, 74 of Edward St., Ridgway, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at 9:06 a.m. in Ferrell Hospital at Eldorado.
He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Ridgway American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he was a Past Commander, 32nd Degree Mason in Ridgway and a Past Master.
Mr. Scroggins was born in Harco, on Feb. 10, 1923 to the late William E. and Isabelle (Sloan) Scroggins.
Surviving are three daughters, Marsha Ladley-Sullivan of Wetumpkas, Ala., Lori Downen of Equality, and Amy Bratcher of Ridgway; a son, Dave Scroggins, Omaha; two brothers, Don Scroggins of Palm City, Fla. and Jim Scroggins of Florida; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a companion, Glenda Crider of Ridgway.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, his parents, and two brothers.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Ridgway, where he was a member. The Rev. Julia Hazzard will officiate. Burial will be in the Jackson Cemetery at Ridgway with military rites.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway, and after noon Wednesday at the church until service time.
Alice P. Jordan
Mrs. Alice P. Jordan, 79, of Route 1, McLeansboro, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at 5:18 a.m. in Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard "Dick" and Alice Jordan of Fairfield, formerly of Eldorado; four grandchildren, Cindy Fenton of Carterville, Wendy Smith of Marion, Kent Jordan, St. Louis and Kyle Jordan of Fairfield; a great-grandchild, Leevi Jordan of
Fairfield; sisters, Helen Ryan and Mary Yoder, both of McLeansboro, Edith Newton of Evansville, Ind. and Mrs. Laurel Ewing of Fairfield.
She was married on July 4, 1934, to Carl H. Jordan, who died in 1967. Her parents and two brothers also preceded her in death.
She was born in Hamilton County on Dec. 19, 1917, to James M. and Bessie (Prince) Pierce.
Mrs. Jordan was formerly a retired inspector for Elder Mfg. Co. in McLeansboro and was a member of the McLeansboro First Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. J. Kent Hickerson will officiate and burial will be in Glenview Garden of Memory Cemetery near McLeansboro.
James L. Harris
James L. Harris, 71, of 1021 South Jackson St., Harrisburg, died at 1:05 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 1997 in Ferrell Hospital at Eldorado.
He was a retired salesman and was born on Nov. 20, 1925, in Eldorado to the late Lidle and Lucy Cox Harris.
Mr. Harris was a Marine veteran during World War II.
On Nov. 27, 1946, he married the former Melva Jean Bowers. She survives along with a daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Jim Weinman of Harrisburg; a sister, Thelma Ripperda of Sorento; grandchildren, Shayne and wife, Jill Mugge and Tammy and husband, Jim Griffin, all of Harrisburg; one stepgrandson, Greg Weinman of Harrisburg; and two great-grandchildren, Michael and Dakota Mugge; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Terry Gwaltney will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery at Harrisburg.
Lisa Lynn Briggs
Services for Lisa Lynn (Vinyard) Briggs, 35, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at Reed Funeral Chapel, 503 East Sloan St., Harrisburg. The Rev. Harold Williams will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg.
She resided at 15 Fairfax Drive, Harrisburg and died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997 in St. Mary Medical Center, Evansville, Ind.
Earl Eugene "Gene" Hooten
Earl Eugene "Gene" Hooten, 25, of 2301 Grand Ave., Eldorado, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at Harrisburg Medical Center from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on U.S. 45, near Wasson Road.
He was born in Redbud on June 18, 1972, to Harold D. "Rusty" and Emma Lee (Griffin) Hooten. His father preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1996.
Mr. Hooten was a construction worker for the Budget Builders in Eldorado.
He is survived by his mother, Emma Melton of Eldorado; a friend and her son, Lori Price and Brian Price, of Eldorado; two brothers, Gary D. and his wife, Marcie Hooten of Carrier Mills and Conrad McCloskey of Peyton, Colo.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Tom Flewellen will officiate. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery near Equality.
William Chapman, 77, a resident of Ridgway Manor, formerly of Equality, died at 12:38 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, in Ferrell Hospital at Eldorado.
Further family details and funeral arrangements will be announced from Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway.
Noah Teckenbrock, 87, of Metropolis, died Monday, August 18, 1997, at 5 p.m. in Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Pat Teckenbrock of Harrisburg and Kenneth and Lucille Teckenbrock of Metropolis; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lois and Gilbert Logeman and Phyllis and Tommy Reynolds, all of Metropolis and Wilma Ford of Paducah; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Teckenbrock and his parents.
Mr. Techenbrock was born in Metropolis, on March 23, 1910, to the late George and Sophia (Brenningmeyer) Techenbrock.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion United Church of Christ in Metropolis, 1132 Country Club Road, Metropolis, where he was a member. The Rev. Loren Windhorst will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion E.M.R. Cemetery in Metropolis.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, 70 Jon St. Metropolis.
Memorials may be made to the Zion United Church of Christ in Metropolis and may be left at the funeral home.
Euline Agnes Neely
Mrs. Euline Agnes Neely, 89, of Marion, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997 at Fountains Nursing Home, Marion.
She was born on September 17, 1907, in Dykersburg, Ill. to the late William O'Brien and Ina (Miller) Beasley.
She was united in marriage to Guinn Neely on July 6, 1927, in Marion. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage. Mrs. Neely was a homemaker and was known for her culinary arts.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997 at the Meredith-Blue Funeral Home, Marion with the Rev. Carl Mesiti and Rev. Joe Van Roekel officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Zane and Betty (Wohlwend) Neely, one daughter, and son-in-law, Guindoline (Neely) Walters and Archie Walters; grandsons, Mike and Linda (Murphy) Neely, George and Sherri (Tennant) Neely, and Tom and Nancy (Prusa) Walters; granddaughter, Steve and Sherri (Walters) Jepsen; great-granddaughters, Jamie and Tara (Neely) Moore, Amy Neely, Ashley Neely, Stacy and Jessica Walters, and Sarah Jepsen, great-grandsons, Craig Neely, Sean and Mike Jepsen; and step-great grandchildren, Ross, Misty, and Brandon Tennant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Herbert, Norman and Robert Beasley, and sisters, Blanche Davenport, Alma Kidd and Gae Bracewell.
Memorials may be made to Aldergate United Methodist Church, 1201 N. Fair St., Marion IL 62959, or to the charity of your choice.
William Chapman, 77, a resident of Ridgway Manor, formerly of
Equality, died at 12:38 a.m. Monday, August 18, 1997 in Ferrell Hospital at Eldorado.
He was born on January 19, 1920, in Equality, to the late Marshall and Rachel (Sisk) Chapman.
Surviving are three sisters, Jackie Carnett and Carmen Reynolds, both of Equality and Edna Libby of Sun City, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Gary Chapman and Johnny Chapman, and two brothers, Doug Chapman and Carol Chapman.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elmwood Cemetery at Equality. The Rev. Bob Williams will officiate.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway.