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2020 09/26 – Charles E. Chambers, Jr.

Charles E. Chambers, Jr., age 83, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 9:25 P.M. on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem, Illinois. Charlie was a devoted member of the Calumet Street Christian Church, formerly the Hickory Street Christian Church, where he was a deacon, elder, treasurer, Sunday School teacher,…read more »

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2020 09/21 – Kelsey Reese’ Meeks

Kelsey Reese’ Meeks, 26, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Kelsey attended the Bible Based Community Church in Centralia. She enjoyed listening to music. Her daughter, Kehlani, was her world and she loved her very much. A Celebration of Life Service for Kelsey Meeks will be held Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:00…read more »

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2020 09/21 – Donald G. Brooks

Donald G. Brooks, 72, of Opdyke, Illinois, passed away at 3:25 am September 16, 2020 at Nature Trail Health Care in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Mr. Brooks proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He worked as a locomotive mechanic for Precision National and National Railway in Mount Vernon for…read more »


2020 09/20 – Herlie Ray Bowerman

Herlie Ray Bowerman, 96, of Centralia passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020. He was born on August 12, 1924 the son of James and Ruth (Minter) Bowerman in Benton, KY. Mr. Bowerman served in the United States Marine Corp with honor and pride. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. He was…read more »

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2020 09/19 – Thomas “Tom” Ellis Hayes

Thomas “Tom” Ellis Hayes, 74, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home. Tom had worked for the Centralia Morning Sentinel for a number of years as a pressman. He also was the previous co-owner of Centralia Ready Mix. He was a member of the Greenview Christian Church in Centralia. In his…read more »

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2020 09/19 – Paul Eugene Kester, Jr

Paul Eugene Kester, Jr, 64, of Flora passed away at 6:32 PM, Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Clay County Hospital.  He worked as a self-employed painter and drywaller, he also worked for Chestnut Corners in Louisville. He was a veteran having served in the Marines. He attended the Flora Assembly of God Church, he played…read more »

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2020 09/19 – Janet Louise Koelling

Janet Louise Koelling, age 75, of Iuka, Illinois, was called away by her risen Savior out of this earthly life and into His heavenly home on July 28, 2020, at her home in Iuka, Illinois. Janet was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and spent most of her life in Hoyleton, Illinois, attending Trinity Lutheran…read more »

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2020 09/19 – Herlie Ray Bowerman

Herlie Ray Bowerman, 96, of Centralia passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Herlie Bowerman, where arrangements are pending.read more »

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