• Brookport,  Metropolis

    Maisie Smith

    View Maisie Smith Metropolis Maisie Cochran Smith, 94, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Southgate Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. Burial will follow in Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Smith worked for the Good Luck Glove Factory and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Metropolis. Maisie is survived by her daughter, Maureen W…

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    Darrell Logeman

    View Darrell Logeman Darrell Logeman, age 53, of Massac County, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 doing what he loved. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Forthman Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Logeman was on the Fort Massac Water Board and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He worked at Mermet Grain and LaFarge as well as being a life-long farmer. Darrell is su…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Bobby Reynolds

    View Bobby Reynolds Brookport Bobby G. Reynolds age 90 of Brookport, IL passed away Friday night, December 6, 2019 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born Jan. 14, 1929 to Nelson and Laura (Sisk) Reynolds. Bobby is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Angelly) Reynolds; one daughter, Amy L. Kiefer and husband Ken; one son, Chuck Reynolds and wife, Kathy; five grandchildren, Matt Herbst and wife Jessica, Eric Herbst and wife Liz, Chris Reynolds and wife Ashley, Kaity Reynolds and …

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    Margaret Heflin

    View Margaret Heflin Margaret Heflin, age 76 of   Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 11:09 am on Saturday, December 1, 2019 at her residence.  She was born on Sept. 2, 1943 to Ernest C. and Myrtle Cole Carnes, who preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home   on Thursday Dec. 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brenda Rust and Rev. Randy Cole officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Margaret is …

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Stanley Gilbert, Sr.

    View Stanley Gilbert, Sr. Stanley Earl Gilbert, Sr., age 73 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Victory Full Gospel Church. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Friday evening December 6, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm and on Saturday from 9 am until the funeral hour both at Victory Full Gospel Church.   Other Arrangements are pending …

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    Bradford Burklow

    View Bradford Burklow Bradford Dalton Burklow, age 91 of Metropolis, Illinois was born on November 21, 1928 the son of Samuel LeRoy and Harriet Adeline (Fox) Burklow in Pope Co., IL and passed away at 11:20 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. It is with great sadness, yet abundant joy, that we are letting you all know that our daddy, Brad Burklow, has passed away. What an awesome husband to our mother, daddy, pawpaw, great pawpaw, father-in-law, uncle, and friend…

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    Truman Bremer

    View Truman Bremer Truman Bremer, age 86, of Metropolis passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Zion United Church of Christ in Metropolis, with Rev. Jim Duncan officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at the Zion United Church of Christ cemetery.  Mr. Bremer was a lifelong member of the Zion United Church of Christ, Member of the American Legion and VFW, as…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Phyllis Riley

    View Phyllis Riley Phyllis L. Riley age 78 of Metropolis, formerly of Golconda, IL passed away at her home on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 10:16 a.m.  She was born on March 5, 1941 to Alvis M. and Lucille (Hall) Belford, who preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held on Monday December 2, 2019 at the Aikins-Farmer- Loftus-McManus Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Father Michael Chris Mujule officiating, burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Riley is survived by…

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    James Tilley

    View James Tilley Brookport James Tilley, 42, of Brookport, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at his home.  Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Old Duquoin Cemetery in Duquoin, IL. There will be no visitation. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis.  James Tilley, 42, of Brookport, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at …

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    Victoria Stephens

    View Victoria Stephens Victoria Lee Stephens, 67, of Joppa Illinois passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis with David Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Stephens was a member of Joppa Baptist Church for over fifty years, Childrens’ Sunday school teacher, and member of BYM Mission group for over forty t…

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    Mary George

    View Mary George Mary Ruth Kerley George passed away October 2, 2019 in Stuart, Florida with her daughter by her side. She was 94 years old. Mary Ruth lived all of her adult life in Metropolis, Illinois until she moved to Stuart two years ago. Mary Ruth was the daughter of Ollin Raymond Kerley and Mary Cowan Kerley. She was born in Simpson, Illinois on July 21, 1925 and was raised in Golconda, Illinois. Mary Ruth graduated from Golconda Community High School and East St. Louis Academy of Beau…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Bobbie Gorke

    View Bobbie Gorke Metropolis Mrs. Bobbie Gorke, age 70, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Gorke was of Baptist faith. Bobbie is survived by her mother, Alice Harris; one daughter, Anna Rose Sullivan; five sons, Robert Harris, Joseph Gorke, Charles Steven Harris, Eddie Ray Harris (Andria), and Josh Coontz; one sister, Debra A. Luker and husband Edward; 23 grandchildren; several great grandchildre…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Phillip Larrison

    View Phillip Larrison Metropolis Phillip “Flop” Larrison, age 77 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 12:19 pm on Monday, November 11, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Pastors Tom Emmerson and Charles Tate officiating. Phillip worked for R & W Marine, James Marine, and retired from Ingram Barge Line after 33 years of working on the river. He was a guest member of the American Leg…

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    Allene Cockerill

    View Allene Cockerill Allene Cockerill, age 91 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Cliff Easter officiating. Mrs. Cockerill is survived by one daughter, Jan Rudolph and husband Larry. She was a member of Metropolis First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Noma Russell Kersey, and her husband of …

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    Hazel Harvill

    View Hazel Harvill Hazel Violet Harvill, age 94 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 3:15 pm on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Mt Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Bro. Cletus McLane officiating. Hazel was of the Baptist Faith. Hazel is survived by her son, Richard Harvill and wife Patricia; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; several nieces…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Paul Little

    View Paul Little Metropolis Paul Gene Little, 85, of Metropolis, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Southgate Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Rev. David Wright and John Housewright officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery in Cypress, IL, with military rites. Mr. Little was retired from SIU and had previously worked at LaFarge. Paul was a US Air Force veteran servi…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Sandra Lillie

    View Sandra Lillie Sandra Rae Lillie 60 of Houston, Texas – formerly of Hollywood, Florida took her last flight out at 5:50 am on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Sandra was born in Paducah, Kentucky on March 2, 1959. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Loftus-McManus Brookport Funeral Home with Pastor Tom (Terrific) Emmerson officiating. Burial will follow at Pell Cemetery. Sandra worked as a flight attendant for Continental Airlines in Houston, Texas, later r…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Wanda Laird

    View Wanda Laird Metropolis Wanda Louise (Richardson) Laird, age 89 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away in her home surrounded by family and friends on October 26, 2019 at 5:28 pm. Wanda was born in Samoth, Illinois on November 4, 1929 the daughter of Lester and Ruby (Henderson) Richardson. She remained in the surrounding area throughout her childhood. In 1951, she married Charles W. “Charlie” Laird and soon moved to northern Illinois. There they raised three sons; Stanley, Robert, and Lester…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Stewart Oliver

    View Stewart Oliver Stewart Ray Oliver, age 64 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 12:45 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 7th and Vienna Streets, Metropolis with Rev. Orlando McReynolds officiating. Stewart was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Metropolis. Stewart’s family would like to express their appreciation to all of his friends and chu…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Edith Kickasola

    View Edith Kickasola Edith Kickasola, age 88 of Brookport, Illinois passed away at 4:20 am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Kickasola Family Cemetery with Rev. Doug Hughes officiating. Edith was a member of Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was retired from the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service in Metropolis. Edith is survived by her sister, Betty Boyd and husband Richard; sist…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Emma Hicks

    View Emma Hicks Joppa Emma K. Hicks, 67, of Joppa, IL, passed away at 3:47 am on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Mercy Health Paducah. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Joppa Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. David Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Hillerman Cemetery. Mrs. Hicks was retired from Addus Home Health and was a substitute teacher for Joppa Maple Grove and Massac Unit #1 Schools. Emma was a member of Joppa Missionary Baptist Church, ta…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    William Blanck

    View William Blanck Metropolis Mr. William Blanck, 65 of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019. A celebration of life will be held from 12 noon until 4 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1187 Falcon Ridge Dr. Elgin IL 60124 Mr. Blanck was born on June 4, 1954 in Elgin, IL. He had 5 siblings, Donald Theodore, Vickie Kummer, Faith Alexander, Brando Brooks, and Cary Clark. William is survived by his son, Clifford Blanck and wife Karla Wagner; granddaughter, Kayleigh Blanck; ex…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Jesse Obermark

    View Jesse Obermark Metropolis Jesse Lee Obermark, age 75 of Metropolis, IL passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at 1:05 p.m. at the Massac Memorial Hospital.  Jesse was born July 17, 1944 to Ervin Fritz and Esther Minnie (Horstman) Obermark, who preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Emmerson officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery, with…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    William “Bill” Dyer

    View William “Bill” Dyer William E. “Bill” Dyer lately of Savoy, IL, passed away on the evening of February 7, 2019, at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. He was born on August 26, 1931, in Massac County, IL. He was the son of Walter and Eunice (Corson) Dyer. He married Patricia A. Cockrel on July 21, 1951. A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Anderson Cemetery in Boaz, IL with Pastor Peter Ryan officiating. Family and friends are asked to…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Herbert “Lee” Studley

    View Herbert “Lee” Studley Metropolis Mr. Herbert Leland “Lee” Studley, age 78, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Mercy Health Paducah.  He was born on December 22, 1940 to John Herbert LaVan and Alice (Sargeant) Studley. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Reddick United Methodist Church in Reddick, IL with Pastor Linda Michel officiating. Burial will follow in Round Grove Cemetery in Dwight, IL. Mr. Studley was a U….

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Glenda Craig

    View Glenda Craig Joppa Mrs. Glenda Craig, age 63, of Joppa, IL, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. David Wright officiating. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Mrs. Craig was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Glenda was a speech therapist for 35 years and had worked for the Massac County Unit #1 School Sy…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    William “Mike” Kruger

    View William “Mike” Kruger Metropolis Mr. William Michael “Mike” Kruger, age 66, of Metropolis, IL, passed away at 10:51 am on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Southgate Nursing and Health Care Center in Metropolis.  A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy A. Bean officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. Mike was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    James Lester

    View James Lester James “Jim” Lester, age 89 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 5:10 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his residence. Memorial service arrangements are incomplete at this time at Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. James “Jim” Lester, age 89 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 5:10 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his residence. Memorial service arrangements are incomplete at this time at… View   Send Flowers

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    Joe Troutman

    View Joe Troutman Metropolis Mr. Joe Troutman, 96 of Metropolis, IL, left to go fishing with Jesus on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Joe was born February 22, 1923 in Rosedale, Oklahoma to Rev. David and Grace Troutman. The family moved to Metropolis in 1930. On September 14, 1942, Joe married his high school sweetheart Dolores R. “Becky” Alliston. They were blessed with four loving children, Joe Alan, Connie Teckenbrock, Dana, and Tamara Banks. Mr. Troutman served in the Army during World War II…

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    Jack McNichols

    View Jack McNichols Jack R. McNichols, age 71 of The Villages, FL, formerly of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019, at his home, with his wife by his side. He was born March 11, 1948 to Leston “Nick” and Mable (Davis) McNichols, who preceded him in death. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis, IL. Graveside services will follow in Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Allen…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Bobbie Crossland

    View Bobbie Crossland Metropolis Rev. Bobbie Crossland, age 87 of Metropolis, IL, passed away at 9:38 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Mercy Health Paducah. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Schearer officiating. Burial will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens with military rites. Bobbie Crossland served in the US Army during the Korean War. He ser…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Julie Jacobs

    View Julie Jacobs Metropolis Julie Dawn Jacobs, age 56, of Metropolis, IL, drew her final breath on the evening of Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her family and friends.  Julie was a lifetime resident of Metropolis, IL. She attended Metropolis Community High School, where she excelled in basketball and softball. She continued her basketball pursuit, playing for Paducah Community College. Julie was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis. She…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Randy Meinders

    View Randy Meinders Grantsburg Mr. Randy Meinders, age 61, of Grantsburg, IL, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Frank Forthman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Meinders attended New Hope Baptist Church and was a trucker. Randy is survived by his wife, Merri Beth Meinders; two daughters, Amber Bremer and husband Heath and Elizabet…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Eddie Riley

    View Eddie Riley Wickliffe Eddie Riley, age 63, of Wickliffe, KY, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Mercy Health Paducah. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5 to 6:30 pm at Blandville Baptist Church in Wickliffe, KY. Mr. Riley was of the Baptist faith. Eddie is survived by his wife, Tina Riley; daughters, Britaney Fleming, Carlee Fleming and Ramona Beyer; son, Junior Stewart and wife Katrina; grandchildren, Addie Lynn Hayes, Aleahonna Cox, Aiden Fleming; Hunt…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Bette Cagle

    View Bette Cagle Bette Cagle age 90 of Paducah, KY formerly of Metropolis passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side.  She was born February 22, 1929 to Grover Cleveland and Clara (Morris) Ferguson. Graveside and burial services will be held Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens, with Jim Faughn and Adam Faughn officiating. Bette is survived by her daughter, Pamela, and two sist…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Reuben “Hank” Williamson

    View Reuben “Hank” Williamson Reuben “Hank” Williamson age 68 of Hamletsburg, IL, passed away September 27, 2019 at the Rosiclare Rehab in Rosiclare, IL. Graveside and burial services will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church cemetery with Rev. David Krueger officiating. Hank is survived by his children, Jeffery Williamson and wife Brooke, Chrystal Smith and husband Sam, and Eric Williamson; three grandchildren, one sister, Barbara Parker an…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    James “J.D.” Holland

    View James “J.D.” Holland Metropolis James David “J.D.” Holland, age 84 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 10:25 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. Memorial services with military rites will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Rev. Shalom Renner and Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. J.D. was retired from Westlake formerly known as B.F. Goodrich and was a farmer. He was a member of the F…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Eddie Rhoades

    View Eddie Rhoades Eddie Lee Rhoades, age 71 of Paducah, Kentucky formerly of Metropolis, Illinois passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Joppa Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. David Wright officiating. Eddie was born of September 13, 1948 to Oscar S. Rhoades and Helen M. (Wright) Rhoades in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Rhoades is survived by one daughter, Christina Rhoades and fiancé Danie…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Melba Massie

    View Melba Massie Melba Massie, age 80 of Paducah, KY formerly of Brookport, IL passed away at 1:21 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Graveside and burial services will be held at 1 p.m.  on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Mt Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. David Siere officiating. Melba is survived by her daughter, Debra Massie; sons, Kevin Massie and Dale Massie;  grandchildren, April, Wesley, and Hallie Massie; two great gran…