Danny Finney — Pinckneyville, IL

PINCKNEYVILLE — Danny Ray Finney, 51, formerly of Pinckneyville, was born April 3, 1965, in Du Quoin, and left this life on May 15, 2016.

finneyDanny loved hunting and fishing especially with his sons.

He was a member of Volunteer Fire Departments of West City and Sesser. He was a member of Williamson County EMA. He worked for many years for Sesser Post Office.

Dan loved his Cardinal’s baseball, cooking for family and friends, and playing church league softball.

He was a member of West Frankfort Third Baptist Church.

Danny was the beloved father of three sons, Daniel Isaac Finney, Samuel Braden Finney and Adam Alexander Finney all of Pinckneyville; ex-wife, Jeanine (Batson) Finney of Pinckneyville; mother and stepfather Fay (Huggins) and Henry Clark of Du Quoin; stepmother, Sharon Finney of Valier; brothers and sisters, Christina (Raymond) Farthing of Tamaroa, Douglas (Shelly) Clark of Du Quoin, Jammie Queen and fiancé, Matt Bodine, of Sesser, Jeremy Clark of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Jasmine Clark of Du Quoin.

He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Caitlyn Finney; son, Donovan Finney; father, Raymond Finney; grandparents; cousins; brother-in-law; and a sister-in-law.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, with Brother Ray Baggott officiating. Burial will be at Nine Mile Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information, visit www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

Nelson Adams – Scheller, IL

SCHELLER — Nelson Adams, 59, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Bozeman, Montana, while on vacation with his family.

nelson adamsHe was born Oct. 17, 1956, in Franklin County, the son of Gene and Mary (Rusher) Adams.

He married Christina (Moore) on Jan. 29, 1983, and she survives.

Mr. Adams was retired from DCFS, he currently operated a pawnshop in Pinckneyville. He enjoyed setting up at flea markets and knife shows.

Mr. Adams was a member of the Potter’s Way Church in Frisco.

Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his parents; and by a son, Christopher “Chris” Adams.

Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Christina Adams of Scheller; daughter, Mariah Stubblefield and husband, Kevin, of Benton; sister, Pam Zimmer of Benton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arnold and Daisy Moore of Benton; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with Pastor Roger Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the online guest register, visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.

Linda Kay Morris – West Frankfort, IL

Linda Kay Morris, 54, of West Frankfort, IL passed away May 13, 2016 at Frankfort Healthcare and Rehab in West Frankfort.

Linda was born July 13, 1961 in Carbondale, IL the daughter of Clarence Wiley and Norma Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Samantha Donelson, and Casey Donelson, both of Mulkeytown; one brother, Carly Wiley, of Smithton, IL, and one sister, Brenda Walta, of Ballwin, IL

Linda was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Wiley.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Mulkeytown Cemetery with Brother Wayne Brannon officiating. There will be no visitation and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the service.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the family or Gilbert Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, IL is in charge of arrangements.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com

Dolores June Doherty – formerly of Whittington

Ronnie Neal Greenwood – Benton, IL

Ronnie Neal Greenwood, 75, of Benton, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Benton Rehab and Healthcare Center surrounded by family. Ronnie was born, at home, in Mulkeytown, Illinois to Henry and Edith (Bauman) Greenwood on October 31, 1940. Ronnie married Alice Wiggs on June 4, 1960, she survives.

greenwoodRonnie was very involved with his family and enjoyed fishing and farming. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, local 702 and the Akin Missionary Baptist Church. Ronnie was a resident at both Mt Vernon Health Care and Benton Rehab and Healthcare Center over the last four years. Both facilities were family to he and his loved ones; they were very supportive and were wonderful throughout his stay.

Ronnie leaves behind his wife, Alice Greenwood, one daughter, Robyn Snow (Mark) and son-in-law, Steven Sniderwin, all of Benton. Two sisters, Phyllis Payne of West Frankfort an Judy Huggins (Wayne) of Marissa and a brother, Lennoth Greenwood (Harriet) of Anabel, Missouri. Ronnie had four grandchildren, Mary Beth Sniderwin of Marion, Andrew Sniderwin (Heidi) of Thompsonville, Matthew Snow (Kirsten) of St. Louis, Missouri and Andrea Snow (Dustin) of Carbondale and four great-grandchildren, Griffin, Caroline, Holland and Harper. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Cindy Sniderwin.

Per Ronnie’s request, graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, Illinois, with Rev. Alan Newman and Rev. Howard Johnson officiating.  Friends should go directly to the cemetery for the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Akin Missionary Baptist Church or a charity of your preference; sympathy cards may also be mailed to Mrs. Greenwood’s residence.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Ronnie, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com

Leonard L. Riggs – Christopher, IL

Leonard L Riggs Sr. 90, of Christopher, IL passed away on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 6:50 A.M. at Helia Healthcare in Benton.

riggsBorn to Jack Riggs and Jeannie Alice (Naylor) Pearson on August 14, 1925 in Christopher.

Married Anna Mae Qualls on November 23, 1957, and she survives.

Survived by three daughters Loretta (Tom) Mitchell of Sikeston, MO, Kimberly (Chuck) Diuguid of Royalton, IL, Lucinda (Rodney) Hill of Christopher and one son, Leonard Riggs Jr of Christopher. Also survived by grandchildren: Eric Redding, Randy Redding Jr, Natalie Elam, John Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Daniel Tolley, Donald Basenberg. Jr, Josh Basenberg, Melissa Leedle and Jared Diuguid.

Mr. Riggs is also survived by 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Ervon Good, Clyde Riggs, Cecil Riggs, Velma Mae Riggs, Ruby Sisney, Helen Smith and daughter Consuela Redding Ward and one great-grandchild Ashley Dawn Redding. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was a coal miner, railroad worker, mechanical draftsman at Carmet in Christopher and finally worked at Tower’s Mine Tool in Christopher. Excelled in track and was a pitcher for softball leagues in Christopher area. He was also an artist and a musician.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher.  Visitation will be on Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 11 a.m.. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery.

For more information go to our website at www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


Jerry M. Winemiller – Benton, IL

BENTON — Jerry M. Winemiller, 77, passed away Friday morning, May 6, 2016, in St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis.

jerry winemillerHe was born Oct. 24, 1938, in Franklin County, the son of Harold M. and LaVerne (Spencer) Winemiller.

He married Barbara (Burton) Winemiller and she preceded him in death.

Jerry always put others before himself.

He is survived by his three children, Mark and Amy Winemiller of Carthage, Missouri, Debra Ann Winemiller of Benton, and Mike Winemiller of Crane, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and three grandchildren, Jacob, Curtis and Eric.

Graveside funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Those attending the service are requested to meet at the cemetery.

The family requests no flowers.

For more information or to sign the online guest register, visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.

Catherine Ferrera – Harrisburg, IL

Harrisburg — Catherine Leanor Ferrera, age 50 of Harrisburg, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016, at her home.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Benton, with Father Urban Osuji officiating. There will be no visitation.
ferreraArrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Catherine was born on April 20, 1966 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of James Lee Stalcup and Janet L. (Drone) Stalcup. She married Robert L. Ferrera on November 7, 1993, and he survives.

Catherine was a Licensed Practical Nurse with Addus Home Health Care.

She enjoyed horseback riding, flower gardening, traveling, and most enjoyed spending time with her family.

Catherine is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Robert L. Ferrera of Harrisburg; a son Roberto L. Ferrera of Harrisburg; a daughter Stephanie M. Ferrera of Harrisburg; her parents James and Janet Stalcup of Harrisburg; a brother James Michael Stalcup and wife Lisa of West Frankfort; a sister Tiffany L. Baird and husband Brian of Harco; several nieces, nephews, and her best friend Susan Taylor Gesell and husband Brad of Benton.

Catherine was excited about the upcoming birth of her first grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be collected on behalf of the family to be determined to be distributed at their discretion.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Catherine, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com

Carel L. Bauman – Valier, IL

Carel L. Bauman 82, of Valier IL died at the DuQuoin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 6:10 a.m.

Mr. Bauman was born on February 1, 1934 in Valier, the son of Roy (Red) and Frankie Bauman.  He was married to Patricia A. (Braun) Bauman on April 27, 1957 in Ann Arbor, MI.

He was extremely proud to have served in the United States Air Force from July 6, 1951 until he retired effective September 1, 1972.  Retiring at the age of 38 with over 21 years of service.  He was selected to serve in Air Force assignments during his career and was assigned to the University of Illinois Air Force ROTC as a staff member from May of 1960 until September of 1964.  In addition he was specially assigned to the Joint Chief’s of Staff in the Pentagon from November of 1967 until September of 1972.  He was the Chief of the Air Force Section, Military Personnel Branch, of the Joint Chief’s of Staff.  He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding service during the Vietnam War.  He also served his country during the Korean War.  He received a personal letter of commendation from then Chairman of the Joint Chief’s of Staff-Admiral T.H. Moorer.  The letter from Admiral Moorer expressed his appreciation for outstanding support of the mission of the Joint Chief’s of Staff for 5 years during the Vietnam War.

He entered the Federal Bureau of Prisons at this nations most secure Penitentiary in November of 1972 as a staff member and had many positions within the Personnel Department.  He was selected as the Personnel Officer and held this very important post until his retirement.  He received various awards during his career but received one of the highest awards in 1992 when he was selected as the Human Resource Manager of the year.  Mr. Bauman retired from the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion in November of 1992.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Valier.

In addition to his wife Patricia of Valier, he is survived by one son Craig Bauman of Valier and daughter Wendy D. Humerickhouse and fiancé Jody Ruehling of Royalton.  He also has two grandchildren Kyle Andrew Humerickhouse and Clay Matthew Humerickhouse.

Mr. Bauman was preceded in death by his father, mother, and one brother Gary Bauman.

His wishes were to be cremated with no services.

Gilbert Funeral Home of Christopher is handling the arrangements.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com

Carrie LeAnn Wall – Marion, IL