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Johnson County Beautification Committee’s Nuisance Ordinance passes 

Stronger, clearer ordinance a victory for the committee By Jordan McBride The Johnson County Beatification Committee was created just over a year ago. One of the missions central in its initial charter was drafting a revised nuisance ordinance for the county. The previous nuisance ordinance was considered unclear and enforcement, …

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Holly Lynn Crites

Holly Lynn Crites, 79, of Herrin, died peacefully at home at 2:55 p.m. on June 28, 2020. Holly was born on November 27, 1940 in Chicago to Evald and Marjorie Johnson.  She married Stanley Wayne Crites on August 31, 1958.  They were married for 62 years. Holly was a loving …

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Michael Dale Duncan

Michael Dale Duncan, age 49 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, June 27, 2020, at 3:51 PM at his home. Michael was born July 31, 1970 in Marion, Illinois. He was the son of Thomas and Pat (Watson) Duncan. Michael was united in marriage to …

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John G. Nichols

John G. Nichols, age 53 years, a resident of rural Ozark, Illinois, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020, at 3:02 PM at his home. John was born October 13, 1966 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was the sixth of seven children born to John Nichols, Sr. and Barbara (Schwarzkopf) Nichols. …

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Donald C. Treat

Donald C. Treat, age 79 years, a resident of rural Ozark, Illinois, passed away Monday evening, June 22, 2020, at 10:33 PM at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky.  Donald was born September 23, 1940 in Johnson County, Illinois.  He was the ninth of ten …

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Belva LaFerne Clayton

Belva LaFerne Clayton peacefully passed away on June 16,2020, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville, Illinois. She was 98 years old. Belva was born on February 19,1922 in Platte, South Dakota, the oldest daughter of Holda Marie (Paulson) and Nathaniel Guy Haden. Her family moved to Bloomfield, …

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Helen Bullock

Helen Bullock, age 80 of Metropolis, IL passed away June 8, 2020 in Metropolis, IL. She was born in Reevesville, IL to Raymond and Ruth (Stanton) Belcher on October 7, 1939. Helen is survived by her brother-in-law, Jim Cox of Reevesville, IL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded …

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Ernest “Earl” Smith

Ernest “Earl” Smith, age 85, of Belknap, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Baptist Health Paducah. He was born October 22, 1934 to Lloyd and Theodora Smith. Earl was a farmer, member of New Hope Baptist Church and an Army veteran serving from 1957 to 1963. Earl …

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Shirley Elaine Parr

Shirley Elaine Parr, age 83 years, a resident of Cypress, Illinois, passed away Wednesday morning, June 17, 2020, at 2:20 AM at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. Shirley was born February 24, 1937 in Metropolis, Illinois.  She was the daughter of Isaac Newton Crowe and Madge (Mathis) Crowe. On April …

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Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Cross

Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Cross, age 72, of Goreville, passed away at 7:31pm on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born in Jackson County, on March 13, 1948, the daughter of Harvey and Lydia (Bagley) Qualls. She married Willard E. Cross in Murphysboro …

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