Obituary – Bennie Lee Allsopp, Sr. – Fort Mill, SC

Mr. Bennie Lee Allsopp, Sr. 79, of Fort Mill, SC, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at CMC-Pineville.

Born in Royalton Township, Illinois, Mr. Allsopp was a son of the late Kenneth Brown Allsopp and June Lucille Masters Allsopp.  He served in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Allsopp was raised in Illinois before making Fort Mill his home in 1993.  He was a coal miner.

Surviving are four sons, Bennie Lee Allsopp, Jr. (Carla) of Whittington, IL, Lloyd Randy Allsopp, of Rock Hill, SC, Kevin Joe Allsopp (Christine) of McConnells, SC and Mickey Allen Allsopp, of Rock Hill, SC; seven grandchildren, Adam, Clint, Jessica, Matt, Dylan, Melissa and Regan; and seven great-grandchildren, Pressley, Holden, Makenzie, Keira, Eli, Micah and Conner and his half-brother, Charles Brandon and wife Rosalind, of Royalton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Mihelic Allsopp (Oct. 21, 2014) and by two half brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Whittington Baptist Church, in Whittington, IL with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington.  Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to the United Mine Workers of America.  Their mailing address is UMWA Miner’s Aid Fund, C/O Bob Scaramozzino, 18354 Quantico Gateway Drive, Suite 200, Triangle, VA 22172.

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

Obituary – Ada Faye Paxton – Mt. Vernon

Ada Faye Paxton, 84, of Mt. Vernon, IL, passed away Sunday morning Nov. 2, 2014 at her home after a long illness.

She was born in Du Quoin, IL on March 31, 1930, the daughter of Herbert and Ada (Trout) Summers.

She married Maurice L. Paxton on July 24, 1948.  Her husband of 56 years preceded her in death on April 8, 2005.

Mrs. Paxton is survived by her daughter, Sherri J. Kessinger, of Rosedale, IN and grandsons Ensign Bryce J. Kessinger (US Navy) and wife Stephanie, of Menifee, CA and Brandon J. Kessinger, Rosedale, IN.  She is also survived by great-granddaughters Aubrey of Menifee, CA and Brooklyn, of Rosedale, IN.

She is also survived by six nieces.

Mrs. Paxton was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Betty Russell, brothers Daman Summers, Lyman Summers and an infant brother and one nephew.

Mrs. Paxton was a member of the West Side Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating.  Burial will be in Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, in Benton.

The family would loke to extend a special thanks to friends and caregivers that have been so kind to Mrs. Paxton.  Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Cancer Research Center or to Hospice of the Good Samaritan.

 

Obituary – Marjorie V. (Runnels) Long

Marjorie V. (Runnels) Long, 97, of Christopher, IL, passed away on Nov. 5, 2014 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home, in Herrin, IL.

She was born Dec. 5, 1916 in Fort Worth, TX, the daughter of Millard Runnels and Bessie (Allen) Runnels.

Marjorie married George Long and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a member of Rebeka Lodge 579 and Christ’s View Christian Church, in Christopher, IL.

Marjorie is survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Millard LeRoy Long and four sisters, Mildred, Shirley, Essie and Lessie.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher.  Visitation will be on Friday November 7, 2014 from 5 p.m. until the service time at 7:30 p.m.  Burial will be on Saturday November 8, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

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

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Obituary – Diane Florence Flood – Zeigler

ZEIGLER — Diane Florence Flood, 75, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Memorial Hospital, in Carbondale.

She was born Jan. 11, 1939, in Chicago to Casimer and Florence (Frost) Jabczynski. She married William R. Flood, and he preceded her in death April 27, 2009.

Mrs. Flood was a homemaker. She also was a member of Mulkeytown Baptist Church and Zeigler Eagles.

She is survived by her children, William and Dorothy Flood of Thebes, Terry and Mary Flood of Christopher, Virginia Eubanks of Valier, Robert and Tammy Flood of Mulkeytown, Lori and William Yelm of Willisville and Kimberly and Kenneth Walls, Vickie and Tom Brown and James and Amy Flood, all of Zeigler; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; very dear lifelong friend, Carol Hampton of Mulkeytown; and brothers and sisters, Casimer Jabczynski and Christine Hammonds, both of Zeigler, Patricia Miller, Donald Golec and Jeannie Kirkendoll, all of Christopher, Richard Golec of Benton, Susan Wyrick of Rockford, Roger Golec of Chicago, Daniel Golec of Lebanon, Missouri, Dennis Jabczynski of Utah and Sharel Arfa and Wendy Toms, both of California.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. today in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with the Rev. Lee Wallace officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Elizabeth Walls; and granddaughter, Makenna Louise Hale.

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Obituary – Richard Pickering – Sesser, IL

Richard Pickering, 84, of Sesser, IL, passed away Oct. 29, 2014 at 4:35 a.m. at Good Samaritan Regional Healthcare in Mt. Vernon, IL.

pick2He was born July 23, 1930 in West Frankfort, IL to George Pickering and Olive (Little) Pickering.

Richard was a truck driver. He attended Bear Point Free Will  Baptist Church, in Sesser, IL.  Richard was employed as a truck driver and he was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.

He was married to Shelby (Stowers) Pickering and she preceded him in death, he then married Betty (Rowland) Pickering and she survives of Sesser, IL

Richard is also survived by his children Christie (Gary) Caraway of Marion, IL ; Rickie McGuire of West Frankfort, IL; stepchildren Paula (William) Kirk of Sesser, IL, Martha (Greg) Wilbanks of Chadsworth, GA, Joann (Chester) Angus of Sesser, IL; grandchildren Matthew, Kyleigh, Dash, step grandchildren Angela, Brandon, Gina, Samantha, Katina, Jeremy and several nieces and nephews.

Richards was preceded in death by parents, first wife, one son and one brother George Pickering.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, in Sesser, IL with Brother Larry Cook officiating.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 from 12 noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Hammond Cemetery, in Sesser, IL.

Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, IL, is in charge of arrangements.  For more information og

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Obituary – Pamela Kay (Furlow) Dunmyer – Mulkeytown

Pamela Kay (Furlow) Dunmyer, 51, of Mulkeytown, passed away October 28, 2014 at Herrin Hospital, in Herrin, IL.

Pamela was born August 30, 1963 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Bill Furlow and Evelyn Jean (Herbert) Furlow, both of Christopher, IL.

She worked at Furlow’s Market, in Zeigler, IL and was a member of the United Methodist Church, in Benton, IL.

Pamela was married to Frank Dunmyer, of Mulkeytown, and he survives.

She is survived by her children, Brittney Boner, and Alexandra Boner, both of Christopher, IL; grandson, Nathaniel Hayes, of Christopher and brother Rodney (Karen) Furlow, of Mulkeytown, IL.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher, with Brother Barry King and Brother Shane Smith officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery, in Buckner, IL.

In lieu of flowers donations can be given to the United Methodist Church in Benton, IL and will be accepted at the funeral home

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

For more information visit our web site at gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Obituary – Gary Gullett – Benton

Gary L. Gullett, 75, of Benton passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2014 at Franklin Hospital in Benton.

Gary was born in Harrisburg, IL on Jan. 28, 1939, the son of Herbert and Sybil (Ward) Gullett.

Gary married Carole (Rodgers) on August 10, 1975 and she survives.

Gary was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.  He was the former owner and operator of Immediate Cleaners in Benton.  Gary was a member of the Liars’ Club and was a Mason.

Gary is survived by his wife, Carole, of Benton, four children, Randy Gullett and wife Martha, of Kissimmee, FL, Robin Rister and husband Darrell, of Harrisburg, IL, Jami Roe and husband Brian of Harrisburg, IL, Matt Fritch and wife Rena of Metropolis; two grandchildren, Olivia and Alex and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton with the Rev. Sammy Simmons, the Rev. Eddie Paul Davis and the Rev. Bill Carter officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg, IL.  Visitation will be after 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.

The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Obituary – Frances Vancil – Mulkeytown

Frances Vancil, 73, of Mulkeytown, passed away October 24, 2014 at her home.

Frances was born December 13, 1940 in West Frankfort, IL, the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Cable) Murphy.

She was married to Donald Vancil, of Mulkeytown, IL and he survives.

Frances is survived by her children, Tina Johnson and Greg Mosley; step-children David (Chrissy) Vancil and Deanna Cornell; grandchildren Tara Johnson, Samantha (Phillip) McLaughlin, Deanna (Chris) Shreder, Brian (Julie) Mosley; great-grandchildren Brooklyn Bauer, Landyn Bauer, James Mattingly, Ava Shreder, Jacob Shreder, Mason Shreder; step grandchildren Lindsey, Trenton, Kayla and Joshua.

She is also survived by sisters and brothers, Ruth Smith, Janet Bird, Margaret Dunham, Leonard Murphy, Don Murphy; sisters-in-law Linda McVey and Connie Cox.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Thomas Murphy, nine brothers and sisters, Lawrence Murphy, “Chick” Murphy, Dan Murphy, Tim Murphy, Pat Murphy, Marilyn Murphy, Bonnie Murphy, Shirley Johnson, and Boyd Murphy

Frances was the best mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and neighbor. She worked tirelessly to make her family and friends happy. She was the most selfless person, giving and forgiving, and had nothing but love to give.

Her philosophy of life was to give to all who were in need and in return God would bless and provide, that was always true in her life. She was known to be a hard worker. She stayed busy from the time she got up to the end of the day. She was a coal miner at Old Ben 21 for 14 years. A job she truly loved and was proud of. She was an avid fisherman, master cook and gardener. She also loved NFL football, the World Series, and March Madness Basketball.

There are not enough words to express how much she will be greatly missed for years to come. This is truly a devastating loss to all that loved her dearly.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday October 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Cundiff Cemetery, in Blairsville, IL with the Rev. David Sorenson officiating.  Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.

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

For more information visit our web site at gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Obituary – Linda Rae O’Dell – Christopher

Linda Rae O’Dell, 67, of Christopher, passed away October 25, 2014 at Herrin Hospital, in Herrin, IL.

Linda was born April 26, 1947, in Benton, the daughter of Carlos Toney and Bertha (Armstrong) Toney.

She was a homemaker and a member of South Side Baptist Church, in Christopher, IL.

Linda married Willis Jackson O’Dell on Feb. 17, 2003 and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by children Crystal (Terry) Boner, of Herrin, IL; on grandchild, Tabatha Broy, of Freeman Spur, IL; one great-grandchild, Danielle Broy; sisters Sue Martin, of West Frankfort, IL, Ella Mae (Mike) Swanson, Bradenton, FL; nieces and nephews, Tricia (Ohman) Dick, of Christopher, IL, Tony (Rene) Martin, of Seattle, WA, Nancie (David) Klein, of St. Genevieve, MO and Mark (Linda) Mabrey, of Evansville, IN.  She is also survived by one great niece and one great nephew.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, IL.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, Octobert 28, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery in Buckner.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the funeral home

Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information go to gilbertfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Ronald Leon Piper – Mulkeytown

Ronald Leon Piper, 77, of Mulkeytown, passed away October 24, 2014 at Helia Healthcare, in Benton, IL.

Ronald was born June 24, 1937 in Christopher, IL, the son of Charles Piper and Alta Mae (Robison) Piper.

He was an electrician all his life with IBEW local 134, he was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, and he was a member of the Eagles and enjoyed dancing.

Ronald was married to Leona (Spann) Piper and she preceded him in death of March 29, 2009.

He is survived by his children, Cindy and Donnie Hammonds, of Christopher, Barry and Cindy Piper, of Athens, Alabama and Peggy Slack, of Sesser.

Also surviving are grandchildren Jason Piper, Tennessee, Barry Piper, Jr. of Benton, IL, Racheal Piper Copeland, Colorado, Michael Hammonds, Royalton, IL, Emma Hammonds, Christopher, IL, Jesse Slack, Sesser, IL; great grandchildren Dylann Piper, Tennessee and Emmitt Copeland, Colorado; brother and sister Bob and Glenna Piper, of Benton, IL and Marjorie Kelly, of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers, Dwight Piper, Alfred Piper and Charles Piper.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, in Sesser, IL with the Rev. Harl Ray Lewsi officiating.  Visitation will be on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, in Sesser, IL.

Funeral Service: Monday October 27, 2014 at 1:00 P.M.

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