Obituary – Eva Mae Wright – Valier

VALIER — Eva Mae Wright, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Green Tree in Mount Vernon with her family by her side.

Eva was a postal clerk in Valier and Sesser and also worked at Lavenders Drug in Christopher.

She was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Franklin County to Charles Harvey Whitlow and Bessie Mae (Veach) Whitlow Eubanks.

Eva married Wathan Wright on Dec.23, 1938, and he preceded her in death Oct. 20, 2011.

Survivors include children, Chuck and Jeanne Wright of Valier, and grandson, B.J. and Marissa Wright of Henderson, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three infant sons.  Also preceding her in death was a brother, Noble Whitlow; stepbrother, Bill Eubanks; and stepsisters, Margaret Whitlow and Nina LeVault.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.2, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to VNA TIP Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information, visit www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

Obituary – Delores Markel Roberts – Benton

Delores Markel Roberts, 82, of Benton, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 30 at Morton & Johnson Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating.  Visitation will be after 12 noon on Monday at the funeral home.

Obituary – Marcella Agosti – Christopher

Marcella Agosti, 94, of Christopher, died September 24, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.

Marcella was a homemaker and a seamstress at the Fashion Shop in Christopher.

She was a member of First Christian Church Christopher and DAR. She loved to quilt with the ladies at the church every week.

She was born April 30, 1919 in Christopher to William H. Edelman and  Phyllis (Mackey) Edelman.

Marcella married Tony Agosti on June 7, 1939 and they were married for 66 years until his passing on April 6, 2007.

She is survived by her children, Tamara Picantine and husband Jerry, of Birmingham, AL, Marsha Forster and husband Tom, of Camarillo, CA, Bill Agosti and wife Sue of Chantilly, VA and Nancy Marlo and husband Joe, of Sesser, IL.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister, Fauneil Gualdoni, of Mt. Vernon, IL and a good friend and caregiver Linda Jolly, of Christopher.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 28 at 11 a.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher with the Rev. Dan Isom officiating.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 27.  Memorial contributions can be made to the First Christian Church in Christopher.

Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is in charge of arrangements. For more information visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Mae Sneed – Ewing

EWING – Mae Sneed, 88, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, 2013, in Franklin Hospital in Benton.

She was born in Frisco, June 27, 1925, the daughter of Sebern Loyd and Ethel Mable (Ward) Neal.

She married Garold Sneed on June 28, 1943, and he preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1974.

In 1982 Mrs. Sneed was voted Franklin County Farm Woman of the Year. Aside from her family, her love was cooking and baking pies (for which she was well known). She enjoyed going to cattle shows, auctions and collecting antiques.

Mrs. Sneed was a very active member of Rescue Free Will Baptist Church. She served as secretary-treasurer of the Woman’s Auxiliary at the Church. Mrs. Sneed was always ready and willing to help people in their time of need, especially serving dinners at the church.

Mrs. Sneed is survived by her two sons, Dennis Sneed and wife, Delenise, of Ewing, and Mark Sneed of Stillwater, Okla.; two granddaughters, Jennifer Abbott and fiancé, Danny Estep of Benton, and Jamie Mosley and husband, Cary, of Benton; four great-grandchildren, Kodi and Kyle Abbott and Taylor and Preston Mosley; three sisters, Mildred Koerner of Warsaw, Ind., Fay Klosowski of Milwaukee, Wis., and Loretta Odom and husband, James, of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Sneed was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Ralph, Carl, Jim and Gail; and by two sisters, Ethel Pearl Hargis and Helen Heimer.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Bryant Harris officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Benton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Sneed’s name may be made to Rescue Free Will Baptist Church.

Obituary – William Davis Cook – Benton

BENTON – William Davis Cook, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at home.

Mr. Davis worked at Tuck Tape in Carbondale, attended Mulkeytown Christian Church and served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Mulkeytown to James Dwight Cook and Edna Fay (Furlow) Cook Shapkoff.

Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda June and Dick Tinker of St. Louis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m., in Mulkeytown Cemetery with the Rev. Kurt Jensen officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery,

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is in charge of arrangements.

For more information, visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

Obituary – Ilene L. Learned – Buckner

Ilene L. Learned, 93, of Buckner, IL, died September 13, 2013 at Benton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Benton, IL.

Ilene was born February 20, 1920 in Sesser, IL, to Fred Lefler and Rada (Brown) Lefler.

She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Christopher.

Ilene was raised by her grandparents Sanford and Ruth Brown, her mother passed away 13 days after Ilene was born.

She married Delbert Learned and he preceded in death on February 25, 1994.

Ilene is survived by her children, Donald and Phyllis Learned of Benton, IL and Ronald and Sheila Learned of Mulkeytown, IL

Also surviving are her grandchildren Jeremy and Sara Learned, Casondra and George Chwarczinski, Timothy Learned, Amanda and Garth Hand and Jacob and Erin Learned.  She is also survived by step-grandchildren Jason and Terez Taylor and six great-grandchildren and a sister, Glenda and Larry Pavletich, of Sesser.

Ilene was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, five brothers and sisters Jewell Lefler, Eva Fox, Virgina Dame, Walter Lefler and Cleta Kupfer.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday September 17 at 11 a.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, IL with Brother Ron Cremeens and Brother Alan Newman officiating. Visitation will be Monday September 16, 2013 after 6 p.m. at the funeral home

Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher.  For more information visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com

 

Obituary – Brian Alvis Lampley – Benton

BENTON – Brian Alvis Lampley, 46, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at home.Brian was born Sept. 16, 1966, in Benton, the son of Kenneth J. and Carmen (Hayse) Lampley.
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He graduated in 1984 from Benton Consolidated High School and later entered the U.S. Army, where he proudly and actively served his country from March of 1986 until March of 1988. He then served in the Army reserves until March 29, 1994.

Brian was employed with Benton Street Department, where he was a street maintenance worker since August of 1998. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 318.

When Brian was younger, he attended East Benton Baptist Church.

Brian enjoyed spending time with his son, Eli, in the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Brian also loved to attend boat shows and car and boat races.

He is survived by his son, Elijah Alvis “Eli” Lampley of Benton; mother, Carmen Lampley of Benton, ex-wife, Cindy Lampley of Benton and siblings, Debbie and husband Carl Williams of Ina, Kerrie and husband Jackie Dean Stewart of Benton, Rick Lampley of Logan, Joanie and husband Stacey Sims of Paducah, Greg Lampley of Christopher, Lillie Loucks of Zeigler and Rusty Lampley of Benton.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth J. Lampley, paternal grandparents, Alvis and Faye Lampley, maternal grandparents, Glen and Lillian Hayse and by a nephew, Aaron Loucks.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. in Leffler-Poulson Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Gary West officiating. Burial will be in Masonic-Odd Fellow Cemetery in Benton with military rites performed by Benton American Legion Post 280, Benton VFW Post 2671 and Illinois National Guard from Marion. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home.

To sign the memorial guest register, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.

Obituary – Jessie Jewell Stone – Coello

Jessie Jewell Stone, 98, of Coello, IL died September 14, 2013 at Helia Healthcare, in Benton.

She was born in Coello  on June 10, 1915 to Weldon McBride and Golda (Edwards) McBride.

She married Bertram I.Stone on Sept.14, 1935 and he preceded her in death on Aug.11 1981.

Mrs. Stone was a member of the Coello Baptist Church and worked for more than 30 years in local dress factories.

She is survived by her children, Lloyd and Marlene Stone, Orange Park, FL, and Martha Lynn and Gale Jackson, Mulkeytown, IL.

Also surviving are grandchildren Kevin Glancy, Tim Glancy, Carole Berlin, Tari Geary, Rusty Crainshaw, Rhonda Barlow, Steven Stone, Kimberly Fanny, Shelly Spradle and Tami Austin.

She was preceded in death by herarents, husband, brother Hurby McBride, daughter Judy Glancy and three grandchildren Michael, John, Bobby Swisher

Funeral services will be held Thursday September 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Bob Furlow officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery, in Mulkeytown.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is in charge of arrangements.

For more information visit the Gilbert Funeral Home web site at gilbertfuneralhomes.com

 

Obituary – Harold Nutt – Sesser

Harold Nutt, 73, of Sesser, died September 14, 2013 at his home.

Harold Nutt PictureHe was born May 19, 1939 in Malvern, Arkansas to Newton Nutt and Hattie Irene (Wilson) Nutt.

Mr. Nutt was a truck driver and enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending his grandchildren’s rodeos.

He is survived by his children, Judy (Nutt) Jones of Sesser, IL, Tammie (Nutt) and Larry LeVault of Valier, IL, Brandy (Nutt) Bonner of Assumption, IL and Tiffany (Nutt) and Jeff Cockrum of Sesser, IL.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Bryce and Mallory Jones, Cody and Lacy Jones, Kyle Jones, Kory Jones, Erica Jo Bird, Holden LeVault, Ashlee LeVault, Tyann LeVault, Peyton Jennings, Clayton Bonner, Tommy Joe Newbury, Alexis Nutt, Branson Nutt and great-grandchildren, Easton Jones, Oakley Jones and Olivia Jones.

Mr. Nutt is also survived by brothers and sisters, Ruby and Bill Brown of N. Little Rock, Arkansas, Joyce Ann Vaughn of Malvern, Arkansas, Bobby Nutt of Sesser, IL and Robert and Mary Boshers of Eldorado, Arkansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, James Nutt and Richard Nutt

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, IL.   Visitation will be Thursday September 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery Sesser.

Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home Sesser is in charge of arrangements.

For more information go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com

 

Obituary – Herbert Layman Summers – West Frankfort

Herbert Layman Summers, 91, of West Frankfort, died Sept. 4, 2013, in VA Medical Center in Marion.

Herbert worked for Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge and also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was born July 11, 1922, in Benton to Herbert and Ada V. (Trout) Summers.

He married June (Kirkpatrick) Summers on June 26, 1954, and she survives in Benton.

Survivors include children, Gregory and Gail Naylor of Jackson, Mich.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Ada Faye Paxton of Mount Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Layman Allen Summers; one sister, Betty Lou Russell; and one brother, Damon Summers.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Burton Wills officiating. Interment will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

For more information, visit www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.