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Lily Maxcine Brimm of Anna, Illinois died on October 25, 2014

Willma Elene Davis of Ullin, formerly of Goreville, Illinois died on October 29, 2014

Paulette Dillow of Dongola, Illinois died on October 28, 2014

Laurence Junior "Larry" Griffin of Jonsboro, Illinois died on October 21, 2014

Frances Moore of Anna, Illinois died on October 25, 2014

Josephine Esther Mueller of Anna, Illinois died on October 20, 2014

Frieda Carol Talley of Cobden, Illinois died on October 16, 2014

Willma Elene Davis of Ullin, formerly of Goreville, Illinois, May 17, 1928 – October 29, 2014

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          Mrs. Willma Elene Davis, age 86 of Ullin and formerly of Goreville, died at 7:05 pm, Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  Willma was born on May 17, 1928 in Franklin County, the daughter of Willis and Trula (Edmonds) Musgrave.  Willma was first married to Carlos L. Gurley and was later united in marriage to Paul B. Davis on August 10, 1964 in Ware.

          Willma is survived by one daughter, Paula (Davis) Dirden (Rick Wright) of Ullin; two sons, Carlos W. (Sharon) Gurley of Alto Pass and Bill (Peggy) Gurley of Jonesboro; one step-son, Bernard (Cheryl) Davis of Jonesboro; one step-daughter, Lou Ann (John) Roquemore of Oklahoma; ten grandchildren, Tammy Hagler, Jennifer Dunn, Daniel Gurley, Rachel Gurley, Michael Yana, Paige Lee Dirden, Seth Paul Dirden, Benny Davis, Julie Franklin and Josh Wright; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Lorene (Jean) Jones of Anna; one brother, Ira (Freda) Musgrave of Springfield, MO; one sister-in-law, Betty Musgrave of Marion, other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded by her parents; her husband, Paul Davis and one brother, Olie Musgrave. 

Willma attended the Busby Chapel Church of Goreville.  She enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with her husband Paul.  She loved camping, she loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed life to the fullest.

Funeral services for Mrs. Willma Elene Davis will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with the Rev. Brent Schuetz officiating.  Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 4 until 7:00 pm. 

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Frances Moore of Anna, Illinois, April 30, 1930 – October 25, 2014

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Frances Moore, age 84 of Anna, died at 5:40 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Mulberry Manor in Anna.  She was born on April 30, 1930, the daughter of O.D. “Otto” and Delphia (King) Moore.

Frances is survived by two nieces, Debbie Schewitz and Sue Ellen Bogan; one nephew, Les Dunning and all her many friends and caregivers at Mulberry Manor. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services for Frances Moore will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Susan Middleton officiating. Interment will be in the Beechwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 10:00 am until the funeral hour at 11:00 am.

 

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Paulette Dillow of Dongola, Illinois, October 30, 1951 – October 28, 2014

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               Mrs. Paulette Dillow, age 62 of Dongola, died at 9:40 am, Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Dongola.  Paulette was born in Gibson County, Tennessee, the daughter of John L. and Anna Marie (Hill) Bailey.  She was united in marriage to Paul E. Dillow.  He preceded her in death on July 8, 1998.

          Paulette is survived by two sons, Daniel Flores of Evansville, IN and Terry (Jamie) Flores of Dongola; one daughter, Jennifer (Daniel) Marshall of Dyersburg, TN; thirteen grandchildren, Carter Flores, Bayly Ackerman, Collin Flores, Kyeli Flores, Alyssa Flores, Benjamin Flores, Ashton Dillow, Dayton Dillow, Mason Dillow, Cayden Elderbrook-Dillow, Nathaniel Brandon, Brystin Marshall and Paul-David Marshall; two great-grandchildren, Jayden Bennett and Carson Ackerman; one sister, Patricia (R.M.) Mackey of Dyersburg, TN; other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul E. Dillow and her son, Steven Dillow.

          Funeral services for Mrs. Paulette Dillow will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating.  Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 5:00 pm until the service hour at 7:00 pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Mrs. Paulette Dillow or to the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of the arrangements

 

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Lily Maxcine Brimm of Anna, Illinois, June 25, 1955 – October 25, 2014

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            Lily Maxcine Brimm, age 59 of Anna, died at 8:00 pm, Saturday October 25, 2014 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Maxcine was born in Gary, Indiana on June 25, 1955, the daughter of James “Jay” Willis and Wanda Maxcine (Walker) Brownfield.  She was united in marriage to Donald Brimm on June 20, 1986 in Jackson, MO.

            Maxcine is survived by her husband, Donald Brimm of Anna; three daughters, Candi (David) Wilk of Homewood, Tammy Parmley (Paul McIntire) of Anna and Jennifer Timmons of Anna; one son, Charles Brimm of Duluth, MN; one stepson, Johnny (Diedra) Brimm of Dongola; eight grandchildren, Jeremy and Jason Helsel, Lee and Jonathan Parmley, Bianca Timmons, Emma, Raven and Heaven Brimm; several brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in by death by her parents.

            Maxcine was lovingly raised by Grace Johns of Jonesboro, Grace was like a mother to her.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lily Maxcine Brimm will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with the Rev. Les Sinks officiating.  Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10:00 am until the funeral hour at 1:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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Laurence Junior “Larry” Griffin of Jonsboro, Illinois, November 21, 1927 – October 21, 2014

     Mr. Larry Griffin, age 86, most recently of Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 after a lengthly illness. He was born November 21, 1927 in Rumbar, MO, the only child of Lawrence Boone and Georgia Whiffen Griffin.

     Larry spent his early years in Southeast Missouri where he developed a love of horses and the outdoors. He married Erline Carnell in 1954.

     Larry worked in automobile sales in St. Louis and Southern Illinois, residing in the Pittsburg and Herrin areas for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Herrin and was active in the choir. He enjoyed his horses, boating, fishing and following his grandchildren’s athletic activities.

     Larry is survived by his five children; thirteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, son, Larry Griffin and wife Carla, their children, son, Scott, Brian (Alicia) Griffin and thier children, Brynlee, Brantly and Kyle; daughter, Terry Griffin and her children, Jason Bonzo, his daughter, Jayden and Jade Gillis; daughter, Laura Schneid and children, Jessica and Ryan (Amanda) and their children, Addison and Averie; son Christopher Griffin and wife Jackie, their children, Beaumont, Zachary and Karina; son, James Todd Griffin and wife Sheri and their children, James Alexander, Cassandra and Sydni. He is preceded in death by his parents.

     Funeral services for Mr. Laurence Junior “Larry” Griffin  will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the New Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Josephine Esther Mueller of Anna, Illinois, August 15, 1915 – October 20, 2014

     Mrs. Josephine Esther Mueller, age 99 of Anna, died at 7:35 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 in the Jonesboro Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born August 15, 1915 in Union County, the daughter of John and Clara Huppert Duschl.

     Josephine is survived by her grandson, Bob (Mary) Hileman of Portage, IN; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Sarah Boyd; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son and daughter in law, Robert (Dorothy) Mueller; sisters, Louise Woodard and Rosemary Crowell; brothers, Elmer, Leon, and Otto Duschl.

     Josephine was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Anna and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was retired from Jo-An Laundry in Anna after 20 years of service.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Esther Mueller will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Tim Weiser officiating. Interment will be in the Tower Grove Cemetery in Murphysboro. Friends may call after 9:00 and until the service hour at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Donor’s Choice. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Janice Elaine Peavler of Jonesboro, Illinois, April 6, 1944 – October 17, 2014

     Mrs. Janice Elaine Peavler, age 70 of Jonesboro, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at her home. She was born April 6, 1944 in West Frankfort, the daughter of John Dwight and Emma Effie Wharry Gray. She married Donald E. Peavler on March 28, 1964 in Anna. He preceded her in death on December 8, 2002.

     Janice is survived by her daughter, Victoria Stout of Jonesboro; son, Scott Peavler of Marion; two grandchildren, Alexa Nicole Peavler and Erin Renee Stout; one sister, Brenda Sue Conway of Andrews, TX; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Donald E. Peavler.

     Janice worked most of her career as a Registered Nurse for the State of Illinois, at Choate Mental Health and the Department of Public Health. She was a friend to many and had a heart of gold. She had a zest for life and a humorous personality, she loved to laugh, travel and go on cruises.  Janice was involved with the Serenity Retreat Leagues.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Elaine Peavler will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Bill Littrell officiating, cremation will follow. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Frieda Carol Talley of Cobden, Illinois, December 4, 1946 – October 16, 2014

    Mrs. Frieda Carol Talley, age 67 of Cobden, died at 10:54 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014 in the Ridgway Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Ridgway. She was born December 4, 1946 in Anna, the daughter of Robert and Lula Mae Barker Stone. She married Oren Talley Jr. on October 28, 1966 in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on November 25, 1987.

    Frieda is survived by her daughter, Becky (Shannon) Lewey of Cobden; three grandchildren, Tyler, Austin and Dylan Lewey; three sisters, Mary Jane Morgan of St. Petersburg, FL, Bonnie (Dave) Hankey of St. Louis, MO, and Edith (Glenn) Hartsock of Jonesboro; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oren Talley Jr.; two brothers, Robert E. Stone and Glen Hileman; and one sister, Betty Morgan.

    Frieda was a member of the Immanuel Worship Center in Cobden. She worked as a cook for the Village Inn in Cobden for many years. Frieda loved to quilt and enjoyed spending time with her quilting club.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Frieda Carol Talley will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden with Rev. Kenneth Mixen officiating. Interment will be in the Cobden Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Memorial contributions may be made to American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project Inc. (A.S.A.P) or Angel’s Cove. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.

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Opal Banks of Anna, Illinois, September 24, 1917 – October 10, 2014

Mrs. Opal Banks, age 97 of Anna, died at 4:05 am, Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center.  She was born on September 24, 1917 in Eldorado, the daughter of Herbert and Nora (McClellan) Simmons.  Opal was united in marriage to Clyde Banks on February 14, 1959 in Shawneetown.

Opal was a member of the Lockard Chapel Baptist Church.

Opal is survived by her husband Clyde Banks of Anna; one son, David (Nancy) Yetto of Colchester; one daughter, Lynn (Ronnie) Stewart of Monee; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Banks will be held at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Jack Richardson and Rev. Bob Richardson officiating.  Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the funeral hour at 12:00 pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lockard Chapel Baptist Church.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Carole Anne Hofmeister of Anna, Illinois, January 21, 1943 – October 8, 2014

    Mrs. Carole Anne Hofmeister, age 71 of Anna, died at 2:00 am, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at her home in Anna.  Carole was born on January 21, 1943 in Chicago, the daughter of Pat John and Esther Mary (Melfi) Corvo.  She was united in marriage to Carl Edward Hofmeister on January 30, 1977 in Streamwood.

    Carole is survived by her husband, Carl Hofmeister of Anna; three daughters, Patricia Hudgens of Joliet, JoAnne (Donald) Mulvihill of Schaumburg and Lisa (Wally) Britt of Cobden seven grandchildren, Sasha and George Hudgens, Jessica Garcia, Samantha and Tori Mulvihill and Jacob and Lillian Britt; one great-grandchild, Catherine Presley Hudgens; cousins; in-laws; other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Carole was of the Catholic faith. Carole’s children and grandchildren were most important to her and she loved them dearly. She loved to travel with her husband and loved to paint and was an instructor for the Donna Dewberry One Stroke painting class.  

     A celebration of Carole’s life will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.  Friends may call from 11:00 am until the service hour at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.  Entombment will be in the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Chicago.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.

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