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Kenneth Greer

Kenneth Greer, age 97, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:23 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2018 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. Kenneth was born January 25, 1920, in Jefferson...
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Kenneth Greer

Lewis Hilliard

Lewis J. Hilliard, 89, passed away at 3:51 PM Friday, January 12, 2018 at Silverado Memory Care in Dallas, Texas with his family by his side. One could say he...
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Lewis Hilliard

Charles "Chick" Deitz

Charles Eugene "Chick" Deitz, 81, passed away at 12:02 A.M. January 7, 2018 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born February 14, 1936 in...
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Charles "Chick" Deitz

William "Bill" Lee

William M. "Bill" Lee, 97, of Mount Vernon, Illinois peacefully left this life with family by his side on January 3, 2018 at 6:43 P.M. at SSM Health Good...
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William "Bill" Lee

Floyd Rainey

Floyd Merle Rainey, 90, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Boone Landing. He was born on March 18, 1927 in Mount Vernon, Illinois, the son...
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Floyd Rainey

Shawn Jay

Shawn Robert Jay, age 39, present with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He is the Dear son of Robert and Patricia Jay (Hirons); husband of Sarah Jay...
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Shawn Jay

Peggy Hayes

Peggy Ann Hayes, 80, of Salem, and Formerly of Dix, passed away at 6:54 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Salem Township Hospital.
She was born December 29,...
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Peggy Hayes

Marjorie Danner

Marjorie A. Danner, 89, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:40 P.M. December 22, 2017 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was...
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Marjorie Danner

Charles Crane

Charles D. Crane, 83, of Herrin, passed away at 11:55 p.m. on Friday Dec. 22, 2017, at SIH Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, with his family by his side.
He was...
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Charles Crane

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Betty Elliston

89, of Mount Vernon, died 1/13/2018 at Nature Trail HCC. Private family services will be held. Memorials: ALS Association or American Cancer Society. Call...
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Betty Elliston

Mary Neideffer

85, of Mt.Vernon passed away on 1-14-2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, 1-22-2018 at the Chesterfield Village Apartments...
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Mary Neideffer

Remington Bowdler

3 days, passed away in his parents arms and joined the angels on January 12, 2018. Graveside Service: January 15, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Hopewell Cemetery in Mount...
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Remington Bowdler

John Kent

93, of Mt.Vernon passed away 1-11-2018. A visitation will be held from 11:00AM until funeral service time: 1:00PM Saturday, 1-13-2018 at First Baptist Church in...
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John Kent

George Puckett, Sr.

87, of Mt.Vernon passed away 1-9-2018. A visitation will be held from 11:00AM until funeral service time, 1:00PM Friday, 1-12-2018 at East Salem Baptist Church....
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George Puckett, Sr.

Phyllis Kaufman

Phyllis Kaufman, 87, passed away at 12:09 A.M. on 1-7-2018. Visitation will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday 1-10-2018 at hughey funeral home in Mount Vernon, Illinois....
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Phyllis Kaufman

Ramona (Derry) Hast

Ramona Hast, 74, passed on Jan. 3, 2018. Surviving are children, Pam Roberts and Doug Hast; brother, Michael Derry; 10 grandchildren. Funeral 11am Saturday,...
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Ramona (Derry) Hast

Mary Alford

Wayne City, Illinois, died 1-4-2018 at her home. Visitation is 5:00-8:00P.M. 1-7-2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral is 10:00A.M. 1-8-2018 at...
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Mary Alford

Gary Koenegstein

Gary Ray Koenegstein, 70, of Dix, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Fireside House in Centralia. Full obituary information can be found at...
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Gary Koenegstein

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