Area Obituaries

Obituary of Elladee N. Martin

Elladee N. Martin, 88, of Bethalto, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 10:05 a.m. at her residence. She was born in Cave In Rock, IL, the daughter of the late Charlie and Wilmetta (Douglas) Jones, on June 6, 1931. She married Thomas M. Martin, Sr., in Alton on August 10, 1950. He preceded…

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Obituary of Charles R. “Itchy” Mitchell

Charles R. “Itchy” Mitchell, 81, of Metropolis passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 quietly at his home. Mr. Mitchell was a registered pharmacist and a member of First United Methodist Church in Metropolis. He was a good husband, father, friend, and brother. Should you go first and I remain, each thing you’ve touched along…

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Obituary of Brenda Lane

Brenda Lane, 73, of Harrisburg, IL passed away at 1:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Illinois surrounded by her family. Brenda was born on November 8, 1945, in Alton, Illinois, to the late, John Clore and Dorothy (Gibbs) Clore Small. On June 6, 1987 she married Jim Lane and…

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Obituary of Sylvia (Joiner) Ferguson

Sylvia Ferguson, 78, of Moline, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Unity Point Health Trinity Rock Island. Sylvia was born July 12, 1941, in Rosiclare, IL, the daughter of Phillip and Ethel Hattie (Baker) Joiner. She married Billy Fuqua in 1962. She married Richard Ferguson in 1967. Sylvia was the owner of Covermakers Packing…

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Margaret “Peggy” Patton Powell

Margaret “Peggy” Patton Powell died Monday, July 15, 2019. She is survived by her children, Rachelle Callaway, Doug Powell, and Heather Powell; grandchildren, Jerrica, Danielle, Ryan, and Camron Soelch, and Bryson and Carson Powell; four great-grandchildren; brother, Ed (Lynn) Patton; sisters, Grace (Lowell) Tison and Paula (Jim) Dorris; and many nieces and nephews. She was…

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Obituary of Gaylon Earl Howell Smith

Gaylon Earl Howell Smith, age 76, of Harrisburg, Illinois passed away at 9:45 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019 at his residence in Harrisburg, Illinois surrounded by his family. Gaylon was born on August 2, 1942, in Hardin County, to the late, Charles Edward Smith and Margaret Cordelia Henson. He worked for Coleman Tri-County. Gaylon enjoyed…

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James Alfred “Jason” Lane

James Alfred “Jason” Lane, 42, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at his home in Swansea, IL. Survivors include his daughters, Madalene Brooke Lane of Belleville, IL, Daphne Morgan Lane of San Diego, CA, and Abagayle Deanne Lane of Belleville, IL; father, James (Brenda) Lane of Harrisburg, IL; brothers, Paul Folta of Wilmington, NC, Brad Lane…

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William Eugene “Bill” Anderson

  William Eugene “Bill” Anderson, 70, Rosiclare, IL died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Robinson, IL. He was a member of House Of Freedom Worship Center in Cave-In-Rock, IL. Survivors include his sister, Betty Monroe of Shetlerville, IL; brother, Robert “Bob” Anderson of Galatia, IL; niece, Felicia (Kyle) Mortag of Galatia, IL; and great-niece, Lucy…

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Lucille K. Cook

  Lucille K. Cook, 90, died on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Eldorado Rehab and Healthcare. Lucille was born on January 20, 1929 in Harrisburg, IL to Brosia and Esther Greer. Lucille is survived by her children, Juanita “Sue” Schreiner (David) of Manteno, IL, Becky Hafford (Bob) of Beersheba Springs, TN, Alice Retzloff of Harrisburg,…

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Obituary of Richard “Richie” Andrew Thomas

Richard (Richie) Andrew Thomas, 50, of Cave In Rock, IL passed away on June 18th, 2019 at 6:20 a.m. Richie, as he was known, was born on May 6th, 1969 in Rosiclare, IL to Marvin and Janice Thomas. He is survived by both parents, Marvin and Janice Thomas of Cave In Rock, IL; his wife,…

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