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2019 07/25 – Clem Johnson

Clem Johnson, age 63 of Sandoval, passed away on July 6, 2019, at the Park Ridge Health Center in Chatanooga, Tennessee.    Clem worked as a truck driver with Warfield Oil Company and was currently working for the Shoppers Weekly.  He was well known for trying to help others when he could. He was an…read more »


2019 07/25 – Bessie Viola Thorne

Bessie Viola Thorne, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:00 A.M. July 21, 2019, at her residence in Texico, Illinois.   Bessie worked for a time as a laborer in a Candy Plant and also a Pickle Plant, but enjoyed raising her children as a devoted homemaker.  Mrs. Thorne was a member of…read more »

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2019 07/24 – Matthew Davis

Matthew R. Davis, age 40 of Centralia formerly of Salem, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.   Matt was a construction supervisor. There will be private family services.  Memorial donations can be made to the Centralia Humane Society and can be left at Rogers- Atkins Funeral…read more »

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2019 07/24 – Kenneth Gene ‘Brother Kenny’ Belcher

Kenneth Gene “Brother Kenny” Belcher, 75, of Centralia, IL formally of Murfreesboro, TN passed away graciously, with his daughter, Charlene by his side, Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Mt. Vernon Healthcare Center. Arrangements for Kenneth Belcher are in the care of Irvin Macz Funeral Homes and are pending at this time. He was born on…read more »

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2019 07/24 – David V. Gathe

David V. Gathe, age 60, of Vernon, Illinois, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Fayette County Hospital, Emergency Room in Vandalia, IL.   He was a retired employee with the State of Illinois. David loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding, but most of all he adored spending time with his grandchildren. Services will…read more »

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2019 07/24 – Bernice Viola Riley

Bernice Viola Riley, 68, of Dix, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019, at her home. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, in Mt. Vernon, and was a member of Harmony Roses Chorus. Mrs. Riley also played piano, and worked as a Registered Nurse for many years, until her retirement. Funeral services for…read more »

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2019 07/23 – Kathy Lyn Wild

Kathy Lyn Wild, formerly Kathy Presley, 67, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:30 P.M. July 19, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Everyone who Kathy met loved her. She loved drop toppin’ in her convertible, reading, shopping, and vacationing at the beach. Tybee Island and Gulf Shores were her favorite vacationing…read more »

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2019 07/23 – James “Leroy” Maxey

James “Leroy” Maxey, age 84, of Salem died July 18th at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem.  He was born October 6, 1934 in Tonti Township to Hershel and Hazel (Gaston) Maxey who both preceded him in death.  He was employed by Radiac and of the Christian Faith. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July…read more »

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