2020 02/08 – Ellis Morris Jr.

Ellis Morris Jr., 67, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away on January 30, 2020 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Visitation will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Blackwell Temple AME Zion in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am at Blackwell…read more »


2020 02/07 – Terry B Lynch

Terry B Lynch, age 53, of Woodlawn, Illinois, passed away at 12:05 am on February 4, 2020, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Terry loved his family more than anything, he was a devoted father, loving husband, and especially enjoyed spoiling his granddaughter.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.  He…read more »

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2020 02/07 – Marceda M. Kreps

Marceda Mary Kreps, age 96, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away February 3, 2020, at home with family at her bedside. She was also a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Mount Vernon and a member of Amvets Ladies Aux #4. A Rosary Service will be held on Friday, February 7,…read more »


2020 02/07 – Joyce Elaine Goff

Joyce Elaine Goff, age 66, of Iuka, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020, at St. Louis University Hospital.  Joyce enjoyed doing word search puzzles.  She cherished memories of family and time spent with her grandkids and great-grandkids. A memorial ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home…read more »


2020 02/05 – Mary Kathryn Bruns

Mary Kathryn Bruns, 80, of Smithton, formerly of Sandoval went to meet the Lord on Saturday January 25, 2020. Mary was an Insurance Broker for 30 years and worked at Famous-Barr for several years. She enjoyed going dancing, watching movies, canning vegetables from her garden and attending Italian cultural events. Mary was well versed and…read more »

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2020 02/05 – Lionel ‘Lonnie’ Burkett

Lionel “Lonnie” Burkett, age 74, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020, at his home.   Lonnie owned and operated the family business, Burkett/Highway 50 Truck Sales for over 40 years.  In his spare time, he enjoyed dirt track racing, fishing, camping, and seeing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to…read more »

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2020 02/05 – Howard William Owens

Howard William Owens, age 79, of Huey, Illinois, went to be with his Lord at 8:40 A.M. on Friday, January 31, 2020, at his home in Huey, Illinois with his loving family by his side. Howard retired in 2010 as a cement finisher with Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 143 in Champaign, Illinois after 50…read more »

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2020 02/05 – Gertrude “Dolly” Loomis

Gertrude “Dolly” Loomis, 91, of Centralia passed away February 2, 2020 at Salem Township Hospital. After being a homemaker, Mrs. Loomis worked in the office at Hollywood Candy Company before joining the family business, Loomis Music Center. Besides hosting their many parties and holiday gatherings over the years she still delighted in visiting her extended…read more »

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