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Arthur Gillespie, Jr.
1932 - 2018
Arthur Gillespie, Jr. age 85, of Carrier Mills, IL, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.
Arthur was born in Lexington, Mississippi to the late Arthur Gillespie, Sr. and Rosa (Williams) Gillespie. On November 3, 1957 he married Betty Jean Winston and she survives in Carrier Mills, IL.
Arthur was retired from the US Army and later was Veterans Representative for the State of Illinois Job Services. He was a member of Harvest Deliverance Center, the Harrisburg VFW and the DAV, worked with the police Association and was on the board for RIDES. He enjoyed working on cars and was an avid car buff and he loved sports, especially the Chicago teams.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Gillespie of Carrier Mills; 2 sons, Arthur Winston Gillespie, III of Elgin, IL; and Andrew James Gillespie and wife Jessica of San Jacinto, CA; 4 grandchildren, Savannah Gillespie and Jacen Gillespie both of San Jacinto, CA and Christian Gillespie and Amber Gillespie both of Elgin, IL; 13 great grandchildren, Alanna, Ayanna, Xavier, Autumn, Aubrie, Angelica, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jaden, Elijah, Amaria, Saniya, and Cherish. 2 Sisters, Louise Irving of Chicago, Illinois and Irma Montgomery of Bolling Brook Illinois; and a brother , Sonny Gillespie of Elmhurst, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Ownly Williams will officiate and burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Military Graveside rites will be conducted by the United States National Guard. Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Harrisburg Veterans of Foreign Wars post #2878. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Clara Jewell Bartok
Clara was born on September 13, 1923 in Harrisburg to the late John Brown and Edith (Vancil) Hancock. In 1943 she married Charles Murray Meadows and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1988, she later married Eugene Bartok on October 24, 1992 and he survives. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary of Eldorado; she loved her grandkids and great-grandkids. She enjoyed her ladies card club and shopping, she loved traveling and the casino.
Surviving family members include her husband: Eugene Bartok of Eldorado; son: Charles “Buddy” Meadows and wife Mary Ann of Harrisburg; step-children: Bill Bartok and wife Toni of Eldorado and Diane Mason and husband Robert of Eldorado; four grandchildren: Debra King and husband Larry of Memphis, TN, Daron Meadows of Memphis, TN, Michelle Leinenbach and husband Jerry of Harrisburg and Teresa Mills and husband Curtis of Harrisburg; step-grandchildren: Kelly Mason of Eldorado, Rob Mason and wife Jenn of Olney, IL, B.J. Bartok and wife Veronica of Eldorado, Jacob Bartok and wife Robin of Eldorado and Bryant Bartok and wife Dani of Herrin; great-grandchildren: Jacob Mills, Emma Mills, Jase Michael Leinenbach, Aubrey Wylie, Savannah Latham, Drew and Benjamin Hale; step-great-grandchildren: Bobby, Mason, Steven Mason, Evey Mason, Gabrielle Bartok, Dominik Bartok, Kelsie Bartok and Shelby Bartok; eight great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles, son, Bill Donald Meadows, grandson, Charles Ray “Charley” Meadows, stepson, Joseph Steven Bartok, brother, Bill Hancock and good friend, Dodie Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Bernie Emery officiated. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel.
Jessie Onaria Carter
Jessie Onaria Carter, age 84, of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:15 AM, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at her residence.
Jessie was born on August 29, 1933 in Harrisburg to the late David J. and Verba Ann (Manley) Bush. She married Charles Carter and he preceded her in death. She was a retired Custodian. She became a Christian 9 years ago and was baptized.
Surviving family members include her daughter: Charlene Ferrell of Harrisburg; son: Dean Furlong of Henderson, Kentucky; daughter: Carmen Drone of Sparta, Illinois; daughter: Shelby Hamilton of Harrisburg; son: Eddie Hill and wife Brooke of Carrier Mills; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; sister: Carmen L. Lightfoot.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, son, Kenny D. Hutchison, two sisters, JoAnn Gibbs and Dixie Lee Carrigan and one brother: Rollie DeNean Bailey.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Phillip Fritts officiated. Burial will followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 AM to1 PM, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel.
Virginia Helen Kingston
Virginia Helen Kingston, age 94, of Harrisburg, passed away at 12:18 AM, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
Virginia was born on November 19, 1923 in Carrier Mills to the late William and Mary (McCutcheon) Thomas. On March 5, 1959 she married Raphael “Dick” Kingston and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1992.
Surviving family members include three sons: Terry (Pam) Kingston of Harrisburg, Joel (Judy) Kingston of Harrisburg and Mark Kingston of Harrisburg; three grandchildren: Michael Kingston, Jenna Kingston and Lucas Emmons; great-grandchild: Bailee Kingston; sisters-in-law: Beverly Thomas and Frances Thomas.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband and four brothers: Donald Thomas, Norman Thomas, George Thomas and John Thomas.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Ron George officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Tinnie Marie Fortner Ellis
Marie was born on April 21, 1927 in Mathiston, Mississippi to the late Lonnie and Lydia (McCain) Fortner. On January 17, 1946 she married Wilburn Ray Ellis and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1998.
Marie, a homemaker, created a loving, supportive home for her husband, W.R., and their five sons. As grandchildren arrived she welcomed them into the close knit family she had nurtured. When you entered her home Marie would offer you food and you always left well fed. Marie faithfully attended Little Chapel Church and loved to read the Bible. Many received the letters and cards that she faithfully sent, exchanging recipes, verifying genealogy, and offering words of support and encouragement. Marie researched both Ellis and Fortner genealogies and leaves extensive family histories. Her numerous quilts were often gifts to family and friends. She will be deeply missed by her loved ones. “The Son gives you hope when this life weighs you down! Lift your face to the light as His Glory shines Down!”
Surviving family members include her sons: Donald L. (Rosemary) Ellis, Ronald L. (Jean) Ellis, Jimmy D. (Marilyn) Ellis, Gary F. “Topper” (Tina) Ellis and Pervis R. (Wendy) Ellis; grandchildren: Anthony (Michal Beth) Ellis, Timothy Ellis, Paul (Heike) Hungate, Matt (Michelle) Ellis, Jon Ellis, Natalie (Bradley) Chang, Emily (Adam) Ward, Megan (Greg) Hoffman, Houston (Allyson) Ellis, Jessica (Jess) Moore, Cacy Ellis and Erin (Clayton) Gulley; great-grandchildren: Claire, Kate and Silas Ellis, Jacqueline and Madleen Hungate, Maja, Zach and Cassidy Absher, Landon and Arissa Ward, Noah and Lydia Hoffman, Kuyper Ellis and Rory and Junie Moore; sister: Mamie Hesselbein.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Little Chapel Church north of Harrisburg. Jeff Rush and Darrell Eisenhauer officiated. Burial followed in Raleigh Masonic Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 PM, Monday, March 5, 2018 at Little Chapel Church north of Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made Camp Oxford.
Richard Lee Holland
1950 - 2018
Richard Lee Holland, age 67, of Harrisburg passed away at 12:39 PM, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Richard was born on December 19, 1950 in Shawneetown, Illinois to the late Kenneth and Ina (Stanley) Holland. On February 25, 1972 he married Susan Zirkelbach and she survives. Richard worked in Janitorial Sales.
Surviving family members include his wife: Susan Holland of Harrisburg; son: Charles Holland and wife Amanda of Harrisburg; daughter: Heather Scott and husband Mike of Ozark; six grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Brittany Hutchison, Jennifer Scott, Will, Graham and Jack Holland; sister: Rita Coston and husband Steve of Carmi.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jeremy Holland
Funeral services were held at 3 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Rev. Dewayne Taylor officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 to 3 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Dorrisville Baptist Church. For those who wish, donations may be made to Harrisburg High School Athletics.
Jamie Lynn Hetterscheidt Mitchell
1977 – 2018
Jamie Lynn Hetterscheidt Mitchell, 40, of Harrisburg died Monday, February 26, 2018 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Jamie was born on March 12, 1977 in Harrisburg to Jack and Donna Hetterscheidt. On November 3, 2007 she married Scott Mitchell. After graduating Harrisburg High School in 1995 she worked as an optometrist assistant for over 10 years.
On March 6, 2007 Jamie and Scott were blessed with a son, Jackson Scott Mitchell. Her greatest joy in life was being a mom to Jack.
Jamie is survived by her husband: Scott Mitchell of Harrisburg; son Jack Mitchell of Harrisburg; parents: Jack and Donna Hetterscheidt of Harrisburg; brother: Jackie (Kim) Morrison of Littleton, Colorado; sister: Michelle (Chris) Douglas of Harrisburg; twin sister: Joni (Mike) Sullivan of Harrisburg; in-laws: Blanche and Terry Riley and Steve Mitchell; sisters-in-law: Stacy (Tyler) Coffey, Ashley Mitchell and Teresa (R.J.) Gallucci; nieces and nephews: Jordan (Becca), Elijah, Logan, Gabriel, Landon, Laney, Caleb, Nikaya, Colton, Cameron, Lawson, Daykota, Eden, Livvie, Noah, Aiden, Liam, Naven, Anzley and Emma.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Vivian Hetterscheidt and Johnnie and Anna Cheshier and a nephew, Michael.
Jamie was an amazing person who wanted to bring a smile to your face, always making your day better. To know her was to love her. She will be missed.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Dr. Greg Hughes officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery.
Norma Jean Slaton
1930 - 2018
Norma Jean Slaton, age 87, of Paducah, KY. formerly of Harrisburg passed away Monday February 26, 2018 in Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Norma was born March 31, 1930 in Harrisburg to the late Denver H. and Estella (Travis) Alexander. On February 1, 1951 she married Harvey Slaton and he survives. Norma was a graduate of Southeastern Illinois College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
She worked for the Division of Children and Family Services and was Senior Services Coordinator for Southeastern Illinois College where she helped to establish the Senior Citizen’s Program in the five counties that the college served. She also established the ABE/GED Program which included “Grandma’s Classics in GED”, a curriculum that was near and dear to her heart. She retired in 1994 after many years in service and education. She was a member of the First Church of God and loved her work and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Surviving family members include her husband: Harvey Slaton of Paducah, KY; daughter: Melissa and husband Robin Breeden of Paducah; 2 grandchildren: Alyse and husband Sammy Treesh of Nicholasville, KY and Elena and husband Blair Wrye of Paducah, KY. 2 great-grandchildren: Harrison Alexander Treesh and Norah Abigail Treesh both of Nicholasville, KY; several nieces and nephews survive including Bob Pavelonis and Debbie Richey.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers: Harold and Robert Alexander; 3 sisters: Bonnie Pavelonis, Gaynelle Wygal-Smith and Arvella McCabe.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Dan Masters officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 AM to service time Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. For those who wish, donation may be made to the First Church of God.
Anna Mae Tucker
1929 – 2018
Anna Mae Tucker, age 88, of Harrisburg, passed away at 8:08 AM, Monday, February 26, 2018 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Anna Mae was born on October 4, 1929 in Dale, Illinois to the late Elvis and Iva Marie (Reynolds) Middleton. On September 8, 1947 she married Perry Tucker and he preceded her in death on December 12, 2002. She was a member of the Daystar Chapel Holiness Church.
Surviving family members include two daughters: Patricia Ann Wells (Jon Kleeman) of Rome, Indiana and Sherri Lynn Weil of Harrisburg; three grandchildren: David (Brittany) McDaniel of Frankfort, Kentucky, Robert Tanas of Harrisburg and Danielle (Joe) Madej of Evansville, Indiana; great-grandchildren: Jasmine McDaniel, Shelby McDaniel, Kellie Tanas, Michael Tanas, Jessica (Gary) Foutch and Genasys Tanas; great-great-grandchildren: Trintiy Smith, Bralyn Foutch, Hope, Holly and Hunter Burus; sister: Lovetia “Tode” Meegan of Oswego, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.
Anna Mae was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: Michael Lee Tucker and sister: Julia Marie Pyle.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Friday, March 2, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Deborah Hill officiated. Burial followed in Spring Valley Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 AM to 1 PM, Friday, March 2, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Daystar Chapel Holiness Church.
Wanda Louise Frier
1928 – 2018
Wanda Louise Frier, age 89, of Evansville, Indiana, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:15 PM, Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Riverpointe Health Campus in Evansville, Indiana.
Wanda was born on September 14, 1928 in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late Bruce and Effie (Dooley) Foster. On August 15, 1948 she married Harry L. Frier, Sr. who preceded her in death on December 4, 2017. Wanda was a successful real estate broker for 40 years in Harrisburg. Wanda was very active and dedicated at the Land Street Church of God where she taught adult Sunday school for 40 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving family members include her two sons: Steven Frier and Greg Lutz of Newburgh, Indiana and Harry L. Frier, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Fairfield, Texas; two grandchildren: Brandon Frier and wife Elle of Dallas, Texas and Rachel Frier of Waco, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents and husband Harry L. Frier, Sr. and several siblings.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Nephew Samuel Barger officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice Services.
Amanda J. Wilson (Mitchell)
1925 – 2018
Amanda J. Wilson, age 92, of Harrisburg, went home to the Lord at 5:57 AM, Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
Amanda was born on November 1, 1925 to Tom and Katie (Maloney) Unthank. She grew up in the Texas City Community, completing schooling in Eldorado, Illinois and married Noble Mitchell of Harrisburg in 1946. To this union two sons were born, Thomas E. (Becky) Mitchell of Ridgway and Timothy (Valerie) Mitchell of Harrisburg. Noble preceded Amanda in death in 1967.
In 1972, Amanda married Wallace Eugene “Gene” Wilson of Harrisburg. She gained three sons with that marriage: Jim (Wilma) Wilson, Harold (Julie) Wilson and Dennis (Alison) Wilson, all of Harrisburg. Amanda was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Harrisburg and Dorrisville Social Brethren Church of Harrisburg. She shared her singing talents and was very active in both churches serving as Treasurer of the Social Brethren Church for many years. She was also very active in the Harrisburg Women’s Club.
Amanda was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Noble Mitchell, Eugene Wilson, son, Thomas Mitchell and sister, Virginia Phelps.
She is survived by sons: Tim Mitchell, Jim, Harold, and Dennis Wilson as well as her sister Dora (Dode) Drone. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren: Natalie (Mitchell) Serpe, Josh Mitchell, Karl Cossey, Krystle Sands, Kurt Sands, Curt Wilson, Alison (Wilson) Phipps, Brian Wilson, Mark, Blake and Matthew Wilson, Jody (Wilson) McKnight and Lori Wilson Taber. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Bros. Jerry Wells and Bernie Cowgill officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Amanda’s memory to The Dorrisville Social Brethren Church of Harrisburg.
Stephen DeWayne Reynolds
1969 – 2018
Stephen was born on December 17, 1969 in Harrisburg to Stephen David Reynolds and Judith A. Brasier (Vaughn). On June 22, 2002 he married Mendi Lee (Hafford). He was in the National Guard serving in Desert Storm. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and arrowhead hunting. The last year he was able to work, he was a semi-truck driver.
Stephen is survived by his wife: Mendi Reynolds of Harrisburg; two children: Lindsay Reynolds of Madisonville, Kentucky and Luke Reynolds of Owensboro, Kentucky; three grandchildren; father: Stephen David Reynolds of Sheridan, Wyoming; mother: Judith A. Brasier and husband Keith of Harrisburg; sister: Stephanie Church and husband Todd of Harrisburg.
At his request he will be cremated and there will be no funeral services.
Beverly Ann Dudley
1956 – 2018
She was born on September 1, 1956 in Harrisburg to Denzle and Evalene Gulley. On June 15, 1974, Beverly wed Jimmie Dudley. They shared 43 years of marriage together and were blessed with two wonderful children, Jamie Dudley and Sherrie (Richie) Frailey all of Harrisburg. Beverly was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where she was church clerk, organist and custodian. For over 12 years Beverly has worked for the Saline County Sheriff’s Department as a telecommunications operator.
Beverly is survived by her husband, mom, children, grandchildren: Hunter, Noah, Sydnie, Bradley, Jeffrey Frailey and Brittney (Dylan) Winters; siblings: Kevin (Lisa) Gulley, Cathy (Mark) Cockrum and Nancy (Keith) Woolard; nephew: Seth (Alyssa) Cockrum; nieces: Sara (Neal) Nobles, Megan (Lamar) Brown, Hannah Cockrum and boyfriend JohnMark Alecci, Anslea (Kyle) Harbison and Chelsea (Aaron) Lay; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jim and Wanda Dudley; sisters-in-law: Diane Trail and Kim Romani; brother-in-law: Ken Sherrell.
Beverly was preceded in death by her dad and grandson Dawson.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Monday, February 5, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Ron Reed and Bro. Mark Cockrum officiated. Burial followed in Liberty Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund.
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