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2020 02/22 – Harold David Hickey

2020 02/22 – Harold David Hickey

Harold David Hickey, age 54, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL with his family by his side. David loved outside activities, riding his motorcycle, stock car races, and was a member of A.B.A.T.E. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on…Read more »

2020 02/21 – Pamela J. Ray

2020 02/21 – Pamela J. Ray

Pamela J. Ray, 75, of Centralia passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Mrs. Ray was a lady that shared her gentle spirit with everyone she met. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Centralia where she always showed Jesus’…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen The reason there’s a top 40 for songs is because jukeboxes in the ’50s used to hold exactly 40 songs. Every baseball that’s used in the major and minor leagues is rubbed with special mud from New Jersey before it’s shipped or used in a game. The screenwriter who wrote “Cast…Read more »

ABLE Accounts for Loved Ones with Disabilities

ABLE Accounts for Loved Ones with Disabilities More families should know about these tax-advantaged savings vehicles. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Families with special needs children have a new tax-deferred savings option. The ABLE account, also called a 529A savings account, is patterned after the popular 529 savings plan, created to help parents save…Read more »

2020 02/20 – Nathan Sanders Jr.

2020 02/20 – Nathan Sanders Jr.

Nathan Sanders Jr., 70, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away on February 13, 2020 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Mr. Sanders proudly served the United States Army for two years in the Vietnam War. A Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hughey Funeral Home…Read more »

2020 02/20 – Jerry Evert Ellis

2020 02/20 – Jerry Evert Ellis

Jerry Evert Ellis, 82, of Harmony, departed this life to be with his Savior on February 17, 2020, surrounded by his family, in the home built by his grandfather and now occupied by his son and daughter-in-law. He graduated from Harmony School and Mount Vernon Township High School, and was a member of Zion United…Read more »

2020 02/21 – Janice Elaine Heflin

2020 02/21 – Janice Elaine Heflin

Janice Elaine Heflin, 80, of Lindenhurst, IL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Janice held a deep love for her family and used her favorite activities to showcase that love. She had a great love of gardening with many flowers surrounding her home inside and out. Janice…Read more »

2020 02/22 – Christopher Michael McCann

2020 02/22 – Christopher Michael McCann

Christopher Michael McCann, 33, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away on February 15, 2020 at Saint Louis University Hospital in St.Louis, Missouri. Mr. McCann graduated from Mount Vernon Township High School in 2005. He went to Saint Frances University where he played football and he later graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Chris taught…Read more »

2020 02/22 – Barbara Ball

2020 02/22 – Barbara Ball

Barbara Ball, 72, of Centralia, IL passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. Mrs. Ball was a woman of faith and love. She was a lifelong resident of Centralia, IL and was proud to raise her family there. Barbara was blessed to be a full-time homemaker and care…Read more »

2020 02/22 – Shirley Jean Conway

2020 02/22 – Shirley Jean Conway

Shirley Jean Conway, 75, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 7:09 am February 17, 2020 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Shirley graduated from Salem High School and Nursing Vocational School. She worked as a nurse for thirty-five years at several hospitals including the V.A. Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, Kings Daughters…Read more »