Obituaries

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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Barbara Ann Carter

Barbara Ann Carter, age 82 years, a resident of rural Goreville, passed away Wednesday morning, June 10, 2020, at 7:16 a.m. at her home. Barbara was born June 28, 1937 in Ozark, Illinois.  She was the daughter of George and Alta (Brumley) Crews. Barbara was united in marriage to Alex …

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Pamela K. Meyer

Pamela K. Meyer, 73, of Anna, passed away at 10:51 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Pam was born November 5, 1946 in Aurora, Illinois, to James and Violet Cook Womack. She attended high school in Karnak.  Pam was an avid bowler. Pam had …

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Allen Witzman

Allen Witzman, age 69, of Olmsted, Illinois passed away at 3:41 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Allen was born December 25, 1950 in Cairo, Illinois. Allen was a member of the Boilermakers Union # 60 in Morton, Illinois.  Allen had …

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Lee Perry

Lee Perry, 85, of Goreville, IL, formerly of Elgin, passed from this life on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Heartland Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Lee is the beloved husband of Barbara J. Perry nee Garbrecht. The couple were united in marriage on August 13, 1955. …

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Ruth Ann Kolb

Ruth Ann Kolb, 70, of Vienna, formerly of Dongola, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at her home in Vienna. She was born December 9, 1949 in Murphysboro to Edgar E. and Virble A. (Kinser) Wohlwend. She married Melvin Kolb on January 28, 1984.  He preceded her in death on …

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Virginia Lee Galbreath

Virginia Lee Galbreath, age 89 years, passed away Sunday morning, May 17, 2020, at 9:20 AM at Hillview Health Care Center in Vienna. Virginia had been a resident of Goreville for the past 10 years and was a former resident of Charleston, Illinois. Virginia was born March 15, 1931 in …

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Stetson Vincent Snell

Stetson Vincent Snell, age 22 years, a resident of rural Grand Chain (the Hillerman community), was born September 9, 1997 in Paducah, Kentucky. He passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, in Paducah, Kentucky. Stetson was the son of Vince and Lori (Harris) Snell. Stetson was a 2016 graduate of Joppa …

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