Paul M. Stubblefield

ROCHESTER, Ill. — Paul M. Stubblefield, 106 years of age of Rochester, Illinois formerly of Salem and Alma, IL, passed away December 23, 2020, at Wyndcraft Assisted Living in Rochester. A Pearl Harbor Survivor, Paul was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Graveside inurnment service will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 17,…Read more…

Marilyn Allen

LONGWOOD, Fla. — Marilyn Allen, 95, of Longwood, Florida passed away peacefully at Orlando Lutheran Towers in Orlando, Florida on April 6, 2021. Marilyn was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She demonstrated affection to her entire family in many important ways. Marilyn was born in 1925 and, along with her two…Read more…

John Colton “EZ-Bake” Bounds Cluck

WALNUT HILL — John Colton “EZ-Bake” Bounds Cluck, 22, of Walnut Hill, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. He was born August 21, 1998, in Kentucky, the son of Norman Cluck and Josie (Wood) Cluck. In addition to his parents: Norman and Josie Cluck of Walnut Hill,…Read more…

Neal Beasley

MURPHYSBORO — Neal Beasley, 21, of Murphysboro, IL passed away at his home, Sunday, March 28, 2021. He was born April 22, 1999, in Centralia, Illinois, the son of Landon A. Beasley and Kristy D. Whelchel. An employee of Lowes, in his free time Neal enjoyed playing Airsoft and Role-playing video games. He had a…Read more…

Mary Dodson

SALEM — Mary Dodson, 81, of Salem, passed away, Monday, April 5, 2021, at her home. She was born May 14, 1939, in Iuka, the daughter of Walter Stanford and Versie (Meador) Stanford. Mary married Eddie Dodson on August 25, 1958, and he preceded her in death in 2002. Mary is survived by her 11…Read more…

James “Jim” W. McKee

CENTRALIA — James “Jim” W. McKee, 93, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the Cedarhurst of Bethalto. He was born April 12, 1927, in Centralia, the son of Charles McKee and Carrie (Webster) McKee. He married Gwyneth “Gwen” Olwen Williams on August 20, 1970, and she preceded him in death on August…Read more…

Gracen Newcomb

SALEM — Gracen Newcomb, the infant son of Leonard J. Newcomb and Heather (Blue) Newcomb, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to his parents, Leonard J. and Heather Newcomb of Salem, he is also survived by his grandparents: Leonard “Lenny” Newcomb and wife Anita of Odin…Read more…

Brian Eugene Pacey

CENTRALIA — Brian Eugene Pacey, 52, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his home in Centralia, Illinois, with his loving family by his side. Brian was born on September 2, 1968, in Spring Valley, Illinois, the son of Richard Eugene and Jane Ellen (Armistead) Pacey.  He started his…Read more…

Marilyn Ann Erbes

CENTRALIA — Marilyn Ann Erbes, 91, of Centralia passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Centralia Manor. Marilyn was born March 27, 1930, in Beardstown, IL, the daughter of Daniel May and Mathilda (Poggenmoeller) May. She married William Edward Erbes on January 28, 1951, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2015. Marilyn…Read more…

Billie Garden

IUKA — Billie Garden, 67, formerly of Iuka, IL passed away March 29, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Evansville, IN with her daughter and family members by her side. Born November 10, 1953, in Salem, she was the daughter of Archie and Maxine (Brubaker) Clifton. They preceded her in death. Billie worked as the Director…Read more…

Leon Tate

SALEM — Leon Tate, 82, of Salem, Illinois passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. Leon was born on May 16, 1938, in Jefferson County, Illinois to Rev Ernie Tate and Pansy (Cooper) Tate. He married Dora Knight on May 18, 1956, at Marlow General Baptist…Read more…

Neal Beasley

MURPHYSBORO — Neal Beasley, 21 of Murphysboro, IL passed away at his home, Sunday, March 28, 2021. Arrangements are pending at the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 97, Salem, Illinois 62881, entrusted with the family’s care.Read more…

Sandra “Sandy” Lee Beane

CENTRALIA — Sandra “Sandy” Lee Beane, 71, of Centralia passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021. Sandy was born July 29, 1949, in Centralia, the daughter of Berthel Rollinson, Sr. and Nellie (Reeves) Rollinson. Sandy is survived by her two daughters: Sherry Warren and husband Andy of Centralia and Terri Beane and significant other Tim Crase…Read more…

Bonnie Ritter

CARLYLE — Bonnie Ritter, 85, of Carlyle, formerly of Hoffman, passed away peacefully Friday, March 26, 2021, at St. Louis University Hospital. Bonnie Ritter, 85, of Carlyle, formerly of Hoffman, passed away peacefully Friday, March 26, 2021, at St. Louis University Hospital. Bonnie was born January 17, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Charles…Read more…