Area Obituaries

Obituary of Rev. Melvin Roy Holtzclaw

WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. — Rev. Melvin Roy Holtzclaw, 93, entered the arms of the Author of his faith early Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the home of his daughter in Willow Springs, Missouri. His victory capped a 67-year chapter of his ministry here on earth. While his failing health in recent months challenged his body,…

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Joyce Ann Wallace Holbrook

Joyce Ann Wallace Holbrook, 70, of Cary, North Carolina, formerly of Hardin County, IL, died Monday, April 5, 2021 at her home in Cary. Survivors include her sister, Bonnie (Jim) Clemens of Gibson City, IL; nephews, Jeremy (Tara) Wallace of Rosiclare, IL, Tim (Sheila) Wallace of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Marty (Jill) Austin of Harrisburg,…

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Obituary of Linda L. Taylor

  Linda L. Taylor, age 75, of Elizabethtown, IL passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY. Linda was born February 10, 1946 to Webb and Laura Bell (Dale) Patterson on February 10, 1946. She worked as a paralegal, real estate agent, and at the Harrah’s Casino. Linda loved her…

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Obituary of Keith Dewayne Ratliff

Keith Dewayne Ratliff, 62, of Rosiclare, IL passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at his home in Golconda, IL. He was born June 21, 1958 to the late Ben and Diemmie (Clark) Ratliff of Hardin County, IL. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Ratliff, and sister, Maxino Smith. Keith is survived…

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Bonnie D. Rose

  Bonnie D. Rose, 86, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Rosiclare Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. She was a member of Rock Creek General Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Steve (Leigh Ann) Rose of Elizabethtown, IL and Teresa Flynn of Elizabethtown, IL; grandchildren, Ryan Flynn of Maryville, IN and Danielle…

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Obituary of Barbara Joy Anderson

Barbara Joy Anderson, age 81, of Elgin, IL (formerly of Hardin County, IL) passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Joy was born February 25, 1940 to the late Albert Paul and Arena Barbara (Rotes) Rains in Hardin County, IL. She graduated in 1957 from the…

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Eugene Head

Eugene Head, 81, of Marion, KY died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab. Survivors include his wife, Mary Head of Marion, KY; sons, Frankie (Helen) Head and Don Head both of Marion, KY; brothers, Frankie and Randy Head both of Henderson, KY; sisters, Donna Smith of Georgia and Alger Prow of…

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Obituary of Fred Oral Brown Sr.

Obituary of Fred Oral Brown Sr. Goodbyes are not forever, Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again. On Friday, February 5, 2021, Fred Oral Brown Sr., third child born on September 5, 1929 to Floyd Joseph Brown and Tessie (Dunn) Brown laid his earthly burdens down and…

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Obituary of Carolyn Ruth Anderson (Kumorek)

Carolyn Ruth Anderson (Kumorek), 71, of Karbers Ridge, IL went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. She was born on May 11, 1949 to Joseph and Patsy Kumorek (Crafton) in Herrin, IL. Carolyn started her life growing up in Stiritz (Johnston City), IL and later her family moved to the…

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Obituary of Ronald Dee Austin

Ronald Dee Austin was born August 4, 1954 to Dorothy and Donald Austin at Hardin County Hospital. He departed this life on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Rosiclare Rehab and Health Care Center at the age of 66. Funeral services and burial was at Crain Funeral Home in Murphysboro, Illinois on March 19, 2021.…

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