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Darrell Higgins

Darrell Higgins, age 79, of Belknap, IL, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Darrell was born September 26, 1940 in Belknap. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed coon hunting and fishing.  Darrell had retired from ICB Railroad having worked …

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Wilburn E. Dixon, Sr.

Wilburn E. Dixon, Sr., age 98 years, a resident of rural Golconda, passed away Wednesday morning, March 25, 2020, at 7:30 AM at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Randy Belford. Wilburn was born February 28, 1922 in Johnson County Illinois. He was the son of Willard …

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Rose Ann Horn

Rose Ann Horn, 84, of Grand Chain, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord at 10:26 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Rose was born August 14, 1935, to Ralph and Vesta Rider in Dongola, Illinois. She was one of 14 …

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With schools closed, area staff, volunteers work hard to feed students

While a picture is worth a thousand words, there are times that it still does not get the job done. “This is just a snapshot of a loving, caring, and dedicated community!” VHS Superintendent Josh Stafford said, sharing photo of the Vienna High School cafeteria packed with staff and stacked …

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S7HD answers frequently-asked-questions about COVID-19

Southern Seven Health Department staff have worked to establish clear, simple, and consistent answers to the many questions that our communities are facing regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As schools are closing, events are being canceled, and restaurants are being asked to utilize carry out/drive thru services, more questions arise. We have …

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Draven Lee Hancock

Draven Lee Hancock, infant son of Kagen Lee Hancock and Christina Joyce “C.J.” Hancock, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, March 21, 2020, at his home. Draven was born August 15, 2019 at the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. In addition to his parents, Draven is survived by: his siblings – Bentley …

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Rev. Noel Gene Loyd

Rev. Noel Gene Loyd passed away on March 22, 2020 at 9:40 at his home in Vienna, IL; surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and loving friends by his side. He was born on September 24, 1927 in Cambria, IL to Noble and Margaret (Manning) Loyd. He married Betty Bailey …

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Frances M. (Bullock) Rohrer

Frances Marie Bullock Rohrer, age 89 year, a resident of Metropolis and a former resident of Vienna, passed away Saturday evening, March 21, 2020, at 8:50 PM at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.  She was born January 18, 1931 in Pope County Illinois.  She was the daughter …

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Arthur Junior Street

Arthur Junior Street, age 92 years, a resident of the New Columbia community, passed away Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, at 12:30 AM at his home. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2020, at 2 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Frank Forthman will officiate. …

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Elbert Lee “Tom” Black

Elbert Lee “Tom” Black, age 88 years, a resident of Anna, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, at 12:15 AM at his home. At the time of his passing, Tom was surrounded by members of his loving family. Tom was born January 31, 1932 in Goreville, Illinois. He …

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