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    Catherine Muck

    Catherine Muck, age 99 years, a resident of rural Tunnel Hill, passed away Sunday morning, September 2, 2018, at 7:10 AM at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Catherine was born August 5, 1919 in Marion County Illinois. She was the daughter of Clarence E. and Bessie (Kennedy) Walkington. On May 8, 1940, Catherine was united in marriage to Donald R. Muck at her parent’s home near Tunnel Hill. Together, Donald and Catherine enjoyed over 71 years of marriage until his passing on August 10, 2011. Catherine is survived by: 5 grandchildren; a nephew; 4 nieces and a host of friends, special neighbors and her church family. In addition to her…

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    Diane Poshard

    Sharon Diane Poshard, age 72 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Thursday morning, August 30, 2018, at 12:20 AM at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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    Vonda Kay Burnam

    Vonda Kay Burnam, age 52 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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    Barbara K. George

    Barbara K. George, age 68 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Friday morning, August 24, 2018, at 8:45 AM at her home. Barbara was born November 21, 1949 at Riverside Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Norman “Red” Poe and Mary (Grimes) Poe. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1981, Barbara was united in marriage to Alan George in Vienna at his parent’s home. He survives. Other survivors include: 3 children – Angie (Kevin) Breeden, Mike (Elizabeth) Starrick and Amanda (Jeff) Lauderdale all of Vienna; 6 grandchildren – Jakob Breeden, Grace Breeden, James Lauderdale, Gabriel Starrick, Hannah Lauderdale, and Mary Kate Starrick; and a brother – Jerry…

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    John P. Morris

    John P. Morris, age 69 years, a resident of Metropolis and a former resident of Vienna, passed away Friday morning, August 24, 2018, at 2:05 AM at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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    Jerilyn Hodges Cook

    Jerilyn L. Hodges Cook, age 51 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 23, 2018, at 12:04 PM at her home. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be conducted Sunday afternoon, August 26, 2018, from 4 PM – 6 PM at Bailey Funeral Home. A prayer service will be conducted at 6 PM led by Dr. Glenn Webb. Memorials may be made to the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 98, Vienna, Illinois 62995. Additional obituary information will be shared.

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    Dennis Allen Hynes

    Dennis Allen Hynes, age 54 years, a resident of Grantsburg, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, August 19, 2018, at 9:16 AM at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Dennis was born March 31, 1964 in Moline, Illinois. He was the son of David and Sharon (Beach) Hynes. On September 16, 1989, Dennis was united in marriage to Mary Lou Botarf in Buncombe. She survives. In addition to his wife, Dennis is also survived by: his parents – David and Sharon Hynes of Florida; 2 sons – Jason (Tasha) Hynes of Vienna and Zachary (Tiffany) Hynes of Grantsburg; 3 grandchildren – Liam, Zander, and Emery; a sister – Jolene Thimoleas of Florida; as…

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    Lee Roy Stafford

    Lee Roy Stafford, age 80 years, a resident of the Reevesville Community, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday morning, August 18, 2018 at 6:50 AM at his home surrounded by his family. A service honoring the life of Lee Roy Stafford will be held Wednesday afternoon, August 22, 2018 at 1PM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Brother Steve Watkins and Brother Corey Fraser will officiate. Burial will be at the Reevesville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, August 21, 2018 from 5PM-9PM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Memorials may be made to the Reevesville Cemetery c/o Bruce Cummins, 9 Chick Street, Metropolis, IL…

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    Elaine Jackson

    Elaine (Boner) Jackson, age 70 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, August 12, 2018, at 9:52 PM at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois. Elaine was born March 26, 1948 in Creal Springs, Illinois to Raymond and Allene (Sloan) Boner, who preceded her in death. Allene had two children when she married Raymond; Dorothy Taylor who preceded Elaine in death and Ronnie Hileman, who lives in Anna. Elaine was a graduate of Vienna High School, class of 1966. She took care of her younger brother, Tony, who has had Down Syndrome for most of Elaine’s life. On December 24, 1966, she married Jerry K. Jackson at…

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    Tim Reeder

    Cleveland “Tim” Royce Reeder, age 67 years, a resident of Vienna, IL. passed away Sunday evening, August 5, 2018 at 10:05 PM at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Tim was born on January 6, 1951 in Lawrenceville, IL. He was the son of Royce and Dessie (Robinson) Reeder. On February 21, 1998, Tim married the love of his life, Jeani Smith in El Paso, Texas. She survives. Other survivors include his daughter- Shari (Andy) Huddleston of Blackwell, Oklahoma; 6 sons- Tim DeWitt of Elk City, Oklahoma, Chris (Kelley) DeWitt of Dallas, Texas, Rich (Melinda) Reeder of Texas, Sean Craft of Sullivan, Indiana, Travis Reeder of Vienna, and Thomas…

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    Marjorie Muehlenbein

    Marjorie M. Muehlenbein, age 99 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, at 6:40 AM at the home of her sister, Dorothy Kelley, near Vienna. Marjorie was born November 5, 1918 in Massac County Illinois. She was the fourth of eleven children born to Otis and Lillie (Johnson) Dunn. Marjorie is survived by: a sister – Dorothy Kelley of Vienna; a brother – Glenn (Elizabeth) Dunn of Fairfield; and a host of nieces and nephews who Marjorie loved as her own children. In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by: 4 brothers – Paul, Webster, Clifton, and Weldon Dunn and 4…

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    Bonnie L. Flora

    Bonnie L. Flora, age 85 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, at 4:28 AM at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Bonnie was born March 29, 1933 in Buncombe, Illinois. She was the daughter of Cairl James Flora and Opal May (Harner) Flora. Survivors include – nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers – Marvin James Flora and Val Gene Flora and a sister – Virginia Lee Flora Basta. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Inurnment of cremated remains will be at a later date in…

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    Elaina Lee Ann Walker

    Elaina Lee Ann Walker, infant daughter of Travis and Krista (Reeder) Walker, was born February 15, 2018 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. She departed this life Friday afternoon, August 3, 2018, at 2:26 PM at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. In addition to her parents, Elaina is survived by: a sister – Adelynn Grace Bowers; her grandparents – Steve Walker of Vienna and Ronda Walker of Grantsburg and Leslie Reeder & Rachel King of Noble; aunts – Misty Baker and Kara Youngblood; an uncle Jacob (Michelle) Griffin; as well as cousins, other relatives and many family friends. Elaina was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother – Jodonna Grimes…

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    Billy R. Hutson

    Billy Ray Hutson, age 83 years, a resident of rural Stonefort (the Dykersburg community), passed away Thursday evening, August 2, 2018, at 9:44 PM at the Carrier Mills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Billy Ray was born June 14, 1935 in the Dykersburg community. He was the youngest child born to Walter Ray and Eva (Arnold) Hutson. On November 26, 1955, Billy Ray was united in marriage to Murl Dean Niblock in the Dykersburg community. She preceded him in death on April 29, 2018. Survivors include: their children – Nancy R. (Jim) Eaton of Benton, Rev. Mark Allen (Tammy) Hutson of Pittsburg and Wesley Ward (Meredith) Hutson of Stonefort; 5 grandchildren…

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    Lodema A. Alsip

    Lodema Ann Alsip (nee Stewart), age 84 years, a longtime resident of Vienna joined our heavenly Father on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 1:20 PM at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. At the time of her passing, Lodema had her family by her side as she peacefully joined her heavenly family. Lodema was born May 7, 1934 in Johnson County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Paul and Thelma (Taylor) Stewart. Lodema was raised in Johnson County and was a 1952 graduate of Vienna High School. Lodema was of the Baptist faith and was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna.…

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    Howard Ray Powell

    Howard Ray Powell, age 82 years, a resident of rural Ozark, passed away Sunday evening, July 22, 2018, at 10:44 PM at his home. Howard Ray was born June 5, 1936 in Ozark. He was the son of Normal and Caroline (Simmons) Powell. On June 12, 1954, Howard Ray was united in marriage to Myra Fay Sanders in Vienna during a double wedding ceremony that also united in marriage Myra’s twin sister, Mary, to Bob Harper. In addition to his beloved wife of 64 years, Howard Ray is also survived by: 4 children – Becky Powell Turley and her husband Mike, Steve Powell and his wife Kathy, Debbie Powell Rigsby…

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    John D. Cavitt

    John D. Cavitt, age 91 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Tuesday morning, July 17, 2018, at 1 AM at Parkway Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marion, Illinois. John was born December 3, 1926 in New Burnside, Illinois. He was the seventh of eight children born to Arthur and Noma (Watkins) Cavitt. On June 28, 1948, John was united in marriage to Geraldine Odum in Carbondale. She preceded him in death on October 13, 2016. John is survived by: his children – Sondra Goins of Vienna and Greg (Trina) Cavitt of Creal Springs; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a brother – Jesse (Mary Lou) Cavitt of Manteno;…

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    James F. "Jim" Royster

    James F. “Jim” Royster, age 79 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Saturday evening, July 7, 2018, at 7:25 PM at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Jim was born November 3, 1938 in Buncombe, Illinois. He was the son of Charles and Juanita (Stout) Royster. On December 7, 1957, Jim was united in marriage to Phyllis June Bias in Kankakee, Illinois. He was a loving and devoted husband for over 61 years. In addition to his wife, Jim is also survived by: 3 children – Diane (Pat) Lewis of Omaha, Nebraska, Charles “Woody” Royster of Bogart, Georgia; Jim (Julie) Royster of Benton, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren – Ryan and Kendall…

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    Amber Dawn Agin

    Amber Dawn Agin, age 20 years, a resident of New Burnside and a former resident of Vienna, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, July 5, 2018, at 9:30 PM near Creal Springs, Illinois. Amber was born August 11, 1997 in Marion, Illinois. She was the daughter of Alan & Traci (Bates) Agin. Amber is survived by: her mother – Traci Bates of Golconda; her father – Alan Agin of New Burnside; a sister – Kaitlyn (Cainon Glass) Agin of Harrisburg; a brother – Ryley Ragan of Golconda; grandparents – Pat Neal of Golconda, Cathy Agin of New Burnside, Rick (Leslea) Bates of Metropolis, and Denzil (Barb) Agin of Harrisburg; her fiancé…

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    Virginia Basta

    Virginia Lee Basta, age 90 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Thursday evening, July 5, 2018, at 6:12 PM at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. Virginia was born May 27, 1928 in the Bloomfield Community in Johnson County Illinois. She was the daughter of Cairl James and Opal May (Harner) Flora. Virginia is survived by: a daughter – Lynn E. Snelling of Vienna; 3 grandchildren – Dawn Michele Snelling of Vienna and Kenneth David Snelling and Jason Kerry-Dale Snelling both of Rockford; 2 great grandchildren – Jennifer Lynn Snelling and Shannon Marie Snelling; and a sister – Bonnie L. Flora of Vienna. Virginia was preceded in death by: her…

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    Brunhilde Orange

    Brunhilde M. Orange, age 79 years, a resident of Vienna for the past 6 years and a 48 years resident of Lawton, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 11:55 PM at the Union County Hospital in Anna. Brunhilde was born February 13, 1939 in Nuremburg Germany. She was the daughter of George and Berta (Roegner) Seubert. Brunhilde was formerly united in marriage to Carl Deon Orange for 19 years. Survivors include: her children – Carol (Toby) Bryant of Vienna and George Orange of Lawton, Oklahoma; 2 grandchildren – Amanda (Ryan) Reynolds of Herrin and Jordan (Brittney) Bryant of Lone Oak, Kentucky; 2 great grandchildren – Brayden and Brenna…

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    James R. Newton

    James R. Newton, age 87 years, a resident of Metropolis and a former resident of Buncombe, passed away Thursday evening, June 28, 2018, at 11:35 PM at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. Jim was born January 25, 1931 in Trigg County, Kentucky. He was the son of Jesse and Effie Elizabeth (Fulks) Newton. On May 7, 1966, Jim was united in marriage to Norma J. Kerley in Peoria, Illinois. She preceded him in death on May 8, 2011. Jim is survived by: his sons – Larry (Beth) Newton of Bloomington and Deon Newton of Metropolis; 6 grandchildren – Noell Marie (Channing) Broussard, Brian(Gina) Newton, Lori Christine McCauley, Lisa…

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    Ray Phelps

    Ray Arnold Phelps, age 76 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 4:34 PM at his home. Ray was born December 8, 1941 in Pope County Illinois. He was the son of Lee and Letha (Morris) Phelps. On June 26, 1960, Ray was united in marriage to Imogene Bebout in Pope County. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2015. Ray is survived by: his children – Tammy Eudy of Vienna and Chad (Angela) Phelps of Simpson; 3 grandchildren – Chastity (her fiancé Te-ja Oakley) Eudy, Clayton Phelps and Caitlyn Phelps; a great grandson – Caden Kerley; 2 sisters – Rosalee Quertermous and…

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    Deborah S. "Debbie" Trigg

    Deborah S. “Debbie” Trigg, age 62 years, a resident of rural Simpson, passed away Thursday morning, June 21, 2018, at 11:26 AM at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. Debbie was born December 8, 1955 in Sardis, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Lee Roy and Francis (Dixon) Mahan. On September 22, 1973, Debbie was united in marriage to Robert “Gene” Trigg in Batavia, Illinois. He survives. Other survivors include: 2 daughters – Angela (Chad) Phelps and Andrea (Anthony) Jordan as well as 4 grandchildren – Clayton and Caitlyn Phelps and Alivia and Aiden Jordan all of Simpson; her siblings – Linda Peeples and Barbara (Lonnie) McClenic all of Courtland, Mississippi,…

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    Sharon Holder

    Sharon Holder, age 73 years, a resident of rural Grantsburg, passed away Sunday morning, June 17, 2018, at 1:15 AM at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. Sharon was born January 5, 1945 in Carbondale, Illinois. She was the daughter of Curtis Charles Kennedy and Virginia B. (Harris) Kennedy. On October 30, 1965, Sharon was united in marriage to Lewis R. Holder in Metropolis, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2015. Sharon is survived by: her daughter – Kim (Patrick) Holder Karns of Eldorado; 3 grandchildren – Chris (Desiree) Covey, Jesse (Aaron Watkins) Covey, and Harley (Chelsea) Covey; 6 great grandchildren – Kaylee Jo Covey, Kenzy…

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    Gilbert "Butch" Prater

    Gilbert “Butch” Prater, age 75 (or as he liked to say “three-quarters of a century”), a resident of Buncombe, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2018, at 4:45 PM at his home. Butch was born April 15, 1943 in Granite City, Illinois. He was the son of Gilbert L. Prater, Sr. and Mary Maxine (Delmasso) Prater. Butch is survived by: his children – Mary Jane (Noble) White of Buncombe, Terri (Danny) Stewart of Buncombe, Jimmy Prater of Lick Creek, John Byron Cox of Benton, Kentucky, Betsy Prater of Murphy, North Carolina, and Rhonda Lingle of Vienna; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and a special friend – Shirley Elkins of Buncombe.…