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Stephen Bates of Anna, Illinois died on May 26, 2015

Mildred Graham of Baldwin, MO died on May 23, 2015

Fern Isabelle Grey of Anna, Illinois died on June 16, 2015

Roger Moss of Anna, Illinois died on May 27, 2015

Edward "Bud" Newton of Jonesboro, Illinois died on May 17, 2015

Benson Treece Poirier of Makanda, Illinois died on May 18, 2015

Mary O. Randolph of Jonesboro, Illinois died on May 17, 2015

Scott M. Smith of Jonesboro, Illinois died on May 27, 2015

Bruce Leroy Tetzlaff of Cobden, Illinois died on May 2, 2015

Dorleska Berniece Wiley of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Carbondale died on May 19, 2015

Roger Moss of Anna, Illinois, July 27, 1950 – May 27, 2015

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       Mr. Roger Moss, age 64 of Anna, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, surrounded by his family. He was born July 27, 1950 in Cape Girardeau, MO, the son of Marshall and Vivian Rogers Moss. He married Karen Keegan on July 20, 1974 in Grand Forks,  North Dakota.

        Roger is survived by his loving wife, Karen Moss of Anna; one daughter, Christen (David) Jackson of Anna; four sons, Shane (Sherry) Moss of Poplar Bluff, MO, Jeremy (Josie) Moss of Anna, Ryan Moss of Anna, and Jason Smith of Anna; ten grandchildren who all had a special place in his heart that can never be broken; mother, Vivian Moss of Anna; one sister, Marsha (Steve) Berg of Grand Forks, North Dakota; two brothers, Jerry (Peggy) Moss of Nashville, Tennessee, Terry (Barb) Moss of Hampton, Tennessee; mother in law; brother in law; and sister in law all of Grand Forks, North Dakota; numerous nieces and nephews who too were very special to him; a very dear and close friend, Steve Trexler of Alto Pass; other relatives and many friends. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Moss; and father in law, James Keegan.

        Roger was a member of the Landmark Pentecostal Church in Anna for many years. He worked as a security officer at Choate Mental Health and retired after thirty years of service. Roger enjoyed woodworking, horses, and dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren.

        Funeral services for Mr. Roger Moss will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Landmark Pentecostal Church in Anna with Rev. Richard Pearce and Rev. Lonnie Lewis officiating. Interment will be at McKinney Chapel Cemetery in Marion. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Landmark Pentecostal Church in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Landmark Pentecostal Church. Envelopes will be available at the church and Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home.

       

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Scott M. Smith of Jonesboro, Illinois, November 20, 1964 – May 27, 2015

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         Mr. Scott M. Smith, age 50 of Jonesboro, died at 6:53 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born November 20, 1964 in Anna, the son of Jim and Betty Shepard Smith.

         Scott is survived by his father, Jim Smith of Jonesboro; two sons, Floyd (Rachale) Smith of Murphysboro and Stephen Smith (Jamie White) of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Darren, Johnathan, McKenzie and Brayden Smith; one sister, Sandra Clements of Anna; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.

         Funeral services for Mr. Scott M. Smith will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Mike Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Casper Cemetery in Anna. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home.

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Stephen Bates of Anna, Illinois, March 14, 1957 – May 26, 2015

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          Mr. Stephen Bates, age 58, of Anna, died at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born March 14, 1957 in Harrisburg, the son of Douglas C. Jr. and Helen Fowler Bates.

          Stephen is survived by his two brothers, Bobby “Leroy ” Bates of Grantsburg, and Larry Bates of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; two sisters, Sharon Orlowski of Miramar, Florida and Susan Shepard of Golconda; his twenty year companion, Debbie Barrar of Anna; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Ray Bates.

          Stephen worked many years for the Anna Nursery.

          Funeral services for Mr. Stephen Bates will be at 12:00 noon Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Bobby Richardson officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment will be at a later date in the Reevesville Cemetery in Reevesville, IL. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Mildred Graham of Baldwin, MO, September 12, 1914 – May 23, 2015

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     Mrs. Mildred Graham, age 100, of Baldwin Mo, formerly of Anna died at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in the St. Luke’s Hospital Hospice in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born September 12, 1914 in Salem, IN, the daughter of Emery and Leona Gross Morris. She married Harold Graham on November 1, 1943 in Brownwood, TX where he was stationed during World War II. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1996.

     Mildred is survived by her daughter, Sandy Ford of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Justin McBride of Anna, Emily Clutts of Buncombe, Courtney Evans of Azle, TX; six great grandchildren, Kaelyn, Dylan, and Zach McBride, Mya and Macy Clutts, Aniston Evans; three nieces, Kathryn Harvey of Steeleville, Carla Brooks of St. Louis and Sue Raber of North Carolina; and two son in laws, Steve McBride and Gary Ford. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Graham; and one daughter, Pamela McBride.

     Mildred grew up in Salem and attended schools there, she also lived in Louisville, KY for a time. Mildred and Harold made their home in Effingham, where their children were born and raised. Harold worked for many years for Sears and Mildred was a homemaker. In later years, they owned and operated Graham Florist in Anna and the Steelville Florist in Steelville.

     Mildred was a master appliqué quilt maker. She has given all her family members, including her great-grandchildren, at least one of her quilts. She was a loving and kind mother and was loved by all who knew her.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Graham will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Bobby Richardson officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Dorleska Berniece Wiley of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Carbondale, August 18, 1924 – May 19, 2015

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        Mrs. Dorleska Berniece Wiley, age 90 of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Carbondale, died at 10:17 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Monroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was born August 18, 1924 in Anna, the daughter of Hollie R. and Helen Culp Sitter.

        Berniece is survived by her loving daughters, Dorleska Chunn and Jane (Ray) Wilson all of Ocala, Florida; two grandchildren, Brian N. (Khara) Chunn of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and Brad M. (Erin) Chunn of Brighton, Michigan; four great-grandchildren, Kendal Chunn, Ainsley Chunn, Maxwell Chunn and Emerson Chunn; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Raymond H. Sitter and one sister, Louise Morrow.

        Berniece was an active and faithful member of the University Baptist Church in Carbondale since the early 1950′s, and was very involved in the Clothes Closet at the University Baptist Church. Berniece was very proud of her career as a clerk with Sears Robuck Company, she retired after thirty-five years of service. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Dorleska Berniece Wiley will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the University Baptist Church in Carbondale with Rev. John Annable officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery with graveside services following at the cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the University Baptist Church in Carbondale. Memorial contributions may be made to the University Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the Church.

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Benson Treece Poirier of Makanda, Illinois, August 29, 1979 – May 18, 2015

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           Mr. Benson Treece Poirier, age 35 of Makanda, died at 2:37 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, after a long battle with heart disease. He was born August 29, 1979 in Carbondale, the son of Benson D. and Lynn A. Treece Poirier.

           Benson is survived by his parents, Benson D. and Lynn A. Poirier of Makanda; sister, Erin T. Poirier of Carbondale; Christina Poirier, sons, Gunnar and Benson and daughter Margaret; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

           Benson was a construction laborer with Laborers Local 773. He was a graduate of Carbondale Community High School; John A. Logan College and a member of the SIU Marching Salukis.

           The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the Cardiovascular and LVAD teams at Prairie Heart Institute and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for their tireless efforts and caring support during his illness. And a special thank you to Carol Clark-Kutscher for her promotion and advocacy toward the well being of our son.

           According to his wishes, Mr. Benson Treece Poirier will be cremated. Interment will be private in the Casper Cemetery.

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Edward “Bud” Newton of Jonesboro, Illinois, September 21, 1919 – May 17, 2015

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       Mr. Edward “Bud” Newton, age 95 of Jonesboro, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his home. He was born September 21, 1919 in East St. Louis, IL, the son of Issac Everett and Rebecca S. (Perry) Newton. He married Kathern “Katie” M. Powell on November 1, 1941 in Oregon, IL. She preceded him in death on March 19, 2012.

        Bud is survived by his daughter, Karen Oduola of Jonesboro; son, Clark (Janice) Newton of Jonesboro; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kathern “Katie” M. Newton; one great-grandchild, Madalynn Taylor; two brothers, Allen and Bill Newton; and two sisters, Alice Ellis and Mary Elkins.

        Bud was a member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. He served as Postmaster in Jonesboro for over thirty years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and retired in 1979 as Lieutenant Colonel. He was a volunteer instructor for Rules of the Road for Senior Citizens, volunteer for the food bank committee, and a Red Cross Volunteer for many years. Bud also served on the RAVE Board of Directors

        Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 in the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jonesboro with Rev. Dennis Scoville officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard Military Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro and at the church.

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Mary O. Randolph of Jonesboro, Illinois, November 2, 1940 – May 17, 2015

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        Mrs. Mary O. Randolph, age 74 of Jonesboro, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at her home. She was born November 2, 1940 in Union County the daughter of Sherman and Virginia Reynolds Rogers. She married David Leon Randolph on November 2, 1962 in Ware. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1990.

        Mary is survived by her sister, Wilda Boner of Anna; nephews and nieces, Sherma Boner of Jonesboro, Eric Boner & Dea Ann Thompson of Jonesboro, Becky Livesay of Anna; great nephews, Jeromey (Amy) Sitton, Justin (Rachel) Bonner, Jeff (Celisha) Boner, and Cody Boner and family; great nieces, Maisie and Eli Sitton, Addison and Raelynn Bonner, Magen Brumleve; sister in law, Carolyn Rogers of Anna; special lifelong friend, Judith Heckes of Wolf Lake; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Leon Randolph; one son, William Robert “Boo” Randolph; and one brother, Allen Rogers.

        Mary owned and operated the Revlon Tavern in Ware for over twenty years.

        Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mary O. Randolph will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and at the cemetery.

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Fern Isabelle Grey of Anna, Illinois, February 27, 1929 – June 16, 2015

       Mrs. Fern Isabelle Grey, age 86 of Anna, died at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at her home. She was born February 27, 1929 in Marion, the daughter of Charles and Susan Isabelle Graves Foster. She married Beryl S. Grey on March 10, 1946 in Anna. He preceded her in death on October 15, 1992.

        Fern was a member of the Eastern Star, enjoyed embroidering, She loved to bake for family and friends and was famous for her pies. Fern was a very nurturing mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Everyone who met Fern enjoyed her pleasing smile and her attitude toward life- her cup was always half full. She was always ready for a new adventure and always eager to travel, ready to go on a whim. She loved life, her children, her dogs, and the Lord. She will be remembered for her traits and her love, nurturing and encouragement. She is dearly missed but warmly remembered.

        Fern is survived by her children, William Randall (Peggy) Grey of Severn, MD, Jan Grey of Anna, Dr. Pamela Bartels-Routh (Frank) Routh of Marion, N.C., and David (Gena) Grey of Anna; daughter in law, Sherry Grey of Ashville, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael (Elizabeth) Grey, Mark Edward Grey, Stephen Mark (Kiersten) Grey, Jeffery Daniel (Paula) Grey, Jessica (Brian) Laggis, Bryan Bartels, Bella Grey, Poppy Grey, Paul and wife Marlena, and Doug; ten great-grandchildren; and sister in law, Jeanie Jackson of Marion. Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Beryl S. Grey; and son, Steve Grey.

        Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna. Interment will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:00 and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the church.

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Mary O. Randolph of Jonesboro, Illinois, November 2, 1940 – May 17, 2015

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       Mrs. Mary O. Randolph, age 74 of Jonesboro, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at her home. She was born November 2, 1940 in Union County, the daughter of Sherman and Virginia Reynolds Rogers. She married David Leon Randolph on November 2, 1962 in Ware. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1990.

        Mary is survived by her sister, Wilda Boner of Anna; nieces and nephews, Sherma Boner of Jonesboro, Eric Boner (Dea Ann Thompson) of Jonesboro; great nephews, Jeromey (Amy) Sitton, Justin (Rachel) Bonner, Jeff (Celisha) Boner, and Cody Boner and family; great nieces and nephews, Maisie and Eli Sitton, Addison and Raelynn Bonner; special lifelong friend, Judith Heckes of Wolf Lake; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Leon Randolph; and one son, William Robert “Boo” Randolph.

        Mary owned and operated the Revlon Tavern in Ware for over twenty years.

        Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mary O. Randolph will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the Jonesboro Cemetery with Rev. Paul Mayberry officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and at the cemetery.

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