Area Obituaries

Obituary of Edward H. Lafferty

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 Edward H. Lafferty passed away at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL under the wonderful care of family and staff. Edward was born on July 11, 1923 in Logan, WV, the son of the late Ida and Thomas Lafferty. He joined the army at a very young age. He…

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Obituary of John Terrell Henry

1934-2019 John T. “Jack” Henry died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday night, May 14, 2019 at home in his apartment at Brookdale the Heights after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was 84 years old. Jack was a true Renaissance Man: musician, engineer, traveler, photographer, gardener, record collector, swim meet official, Kubrick aficionado, conversant in…

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Obituary of Ruth N. (Dutton) Riley

Ruth N. (Dutton) Riley of Eldorado, IL, formerly of Cave In Rock, IL died May 19, 2019 at the age of 97. She was the eighth child of ten. Ruth was born August 17, 1921 to Rev. George and Ethel (Slayton) Dutton in Hardin County, IL. She grew up in the Rock Creek Community and…

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Obituary of Forest Ray “Buck” Simmons

  Forest Ray “Buck” Simmons, 85, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died May 16, 2019 at Rosiclare Health Rehab and Health Care Center in Rosiclare, IL. Survivors include his son, Freddie Ray (Terry) Simmons, of The Villages, FL; half-brother, Joe Edmondson of Sturgis, KY; grandchildren, Tracy (Neil) Hamon of Aviston, IL and Emily (Jeff) Holohan of Watseka,…

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Obituary of Maxine Louise Harrison

  Maxine Louise Harrison (Constantine) was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 15, 1935 and passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Maxine, formerly of Herod, Illinois, resided in Ely, Nevada. She is survived by her children, Bill Harrison, of Everett, Washington, Joe Harrison (Stormy) of Herod, Illinois, Reishel…

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Obituary of Vivian Wallace

Vivian Wallace, age 87 of Golconda, Illinois passed away at home on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Vivian was born January 14, 1932 to Clyde and Essie (Williams) Milligan in Karbers Ridge. She was married to the Lenard Wallace he preceded her on July 4, 2001. Vivian had worked at Glassworks in Alton, IL. She was…

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Obituary of Roger Dale Hawes

Roger Dale Hawes, 65, of Casey, Illinois, passed away at 5:21 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Arcola Health Care Center in Arcola, Illinois. Roger was born on March 19, 1954, in Mattoon, Illinois, the son of Fred and Henrietta (Richardson) Hawes. Roger worked in the oil field for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,…

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Dennis Franklin Clay

Dennis Clay, 74, was born on May 18, 1944 and died on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Dennis was a resident of Golconda, Illinois. Visitation was held at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Metropolis, IL from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4. Services followed. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Assembly of God Church…

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Jo Reta Hurford

Jo Reta Hurford, 80, of Elizabethtown, Illinois passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Hardin County Hospital in Rosiclare, Illinois. She was born February 11, 1939 to Richard and Ruby McConnell. She is survived by her sons, Jo Wade Angleton of Oregon, Richard Hurford of Elizabethtown, IL and friend Mandy Woods; grandchild, Tricinda (Michael)…

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Obituary of Shelby E. Nielsen

Shelby E. Nielsen, 17, of Carrier Mills, IL died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:40 a.m. as the result of a traffic accident on Route 34 in Hardin County. Shelby was born on October 26, 2001 in Carbondale, IL to Keith Nielsen and the late Sarah Horton. Shelby was a Junior at Carrier Mills/Stonefort High…

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