Harold Dean “Jerry” Carr

Harold Dean “Jerry” Carr, Sr., 78, of Golconda, IL, died Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Rosiclare Rehab and Health Care. He attended Social Brethren Church.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Terri Carr of Golconda, IL; son, Robert Carr of Harrisburg, IL; daughters, Jerri (Terry) Lynn Mott
of Harrisburg, IL, and Elizabeth (Jeremy) Hall of Jerseyville, IL; brother, Glen Carr of Anover, Minnesota; and sisters, Helen Mayer of Far West, Utah and Joy Copeland of Joppa, IL; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Harold Dean “Pepe” Carr, Jr.; parents, Rev. J. Roy and Ollen Carr; three brothers; and one sister.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Hardin County Funeral Service (Cox Chapel) in Rosiclare, IL with interment in Empire Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Johnny Edwin Dutton

Johnny Edwin Dutton, 88, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Monday, October 15, 2018 at Eldorado Health and Rehab. He was a member of Victory Pentecostal Church in Cave-In-Rock, IL.
Survivors include his daughters, Patricia Wilkins of Herrin, IL and Phyllis DeGrave of Cave-In-Rock, IL; sister, JoAnn Loffenwell of Eldorado, IL; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Dutton; daughter, Shirley Pennell; parents, Joe and Annie Dutton; one brother and one sister.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday October 19, 2018 at Hardin County Funeral Service (Cox Chapel) in Rosiclare, IL with interment in Cave Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Harold Lindsay

Harold Lindsay, 74, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Paducah, KY. He was a member of Potters Church in Cave-In-Rock, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Lindsay of Cave-In-Rock, IL; children, Harold Lindsay, Billy Long of Wichita, KS, Danny Long of Wichita, KS, Russ Long of Bentonville, AR, Tony Long of Elizabethtown, IL, Teresa Robinson of Elizabethtown, IL, Melissa Rouse of Fredericktown, MO;  sisters, Emma Griffith of Rosiclare, Norma Potts of Herod, IL, and Reba Hicks of Elizabethtown, IL; and 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Helen Lindsay.                              Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Hardin County Funeral Service (Cox Chapel) in Rosiclare, IL with interment in Cave Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Military rites will be given at the cemetery on Tuesday by the Paul C. Rowan American Legion Post #571.


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Ernest Lee Keeney

Ernest Lee Keeney, 50, of Rosiclare, IL died Monday, October 1, 2018 at his home in Rosiclare. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Keeney of Rosiclare, IL; children, Rebecca German and Daniel Dale both of Harrisburg, IL, Chad Joyner of Rosiclare, IL, and Marcus Joyner of Elizabethtown, IL; sisters, Rosemary Siebert of Montana and Evelyn Potts of Harrisburg, IL, and 8 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Frances and Mary Ann Keeney; and brother, Jesse Keeney, Jr.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2018 at Central Cemetery. The family received visitors from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday at Hardin County Funeral Service (Cox Chapel) in Rosiclare, IL.
Military Rites were held at the cemetery.

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Obituary of James Leo Bayne

James Leo Bayne, also known as “Tiger”, was born October 18, 1949 to William Floyd Bayne and Anna Elizabeth (McDowell) Bayne. Leo lived with his mother and helped care for her until her death on July 21, 1993.
He departed this life September 30, 2018 at the age of 68 years, at the Rosiclare Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Rosiclare, Illinois.
Leo is survived by one brother, Billy Fred and wife (Brenda) Bayne of Cave In Rock, Illinois; one sister, Shirley Ann Hufsey of Pittsburg, Illinois; ten nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Verna Lea and husband (Lowell) Kaylor, one brother, Walter and wife (Doris) Bayne, and one brother-in-law, Marshall Hufsey.
Leo will be remembered by all for his jolly personality and generosity toward others.
Graveside services were held October 6, 2018 at Cave Hill Cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Jeff Stone. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be given in Leo’s name to the Cave Hill Cemetery Fund.

Mary Louise Stack


Mary Louise Stack, 86, of Elizabethtown. IL died on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at her home. Mary was born on November 12, 1931 in Harrisburg, IL to Dan and Rena (Hayden) Sherrod. She was a member of Community Independent Baptist Church.
Mary is survived by her sons, Rev. Cliff Barger (Sherry) of Acworth, GA, Rev. Stan Barger (Lisa) of Allendale, MI, and David (Arlie) Barger of Clarksville, TN; daughters, Cindy (Ken) Carson of Oxford, MI; Melinda (Chuck) Smith of Elizabethtown, IL, and Madeara Barger of Lake Orion, MI; brothers, Bob Sherrod of Eddyville, IL, Dan Sherrod of Harrisburg, IL, and John Sherrod of Golconda, IL; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Stack; and brother, Jim Sherrod.
Hardin County Funeral Services-Cox Chapel are in charge of arrangements. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at funeral home. Her family received visitors from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Pastor Fred Birch officiated the service. Burial followed at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Ryan Sheedy


Haleigh Shaw and the Denton family invite you to join them at Peters Creek Cemetery Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for a graveside memorial in memory of Ryan Sheedy, age 27, the father of the late Willow Rose Dutton Sheedy. Ryan passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 near St. Louis, MO. Rev. Joey Dutton will officiate the service.

Southern Illinois Seekers spirit of volunteerism makes a difference for Hardin County School

Pictured: Southern Illinois Seeker chapter president Brody Oxford presenting $150 donations to to Taylor Jenkins to benefit the Book Club; Mr. Jones who sponsors the Chess Club; and to co-sponsor Mrs. Jolene Fowler who accepted on behalf of both the Drama Club and the Fine Arts hour. Reima Shetler also sponsors.

By Jennifer Lane, Editor

Brody Oxford, President of the Southern Illinois Seekers held an informative meeting at Hardin County School last Thursday (August 30, 2018)  to explain the goal of the chapter in the community and to recruit new members. On behalf of the chapter, Oxford presented four donations of $150 to the Book Club, Chess Club, Drama Club, and the soon to be Fine Arts hour.
Southern Illinois Seekers is a chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance where literacy and community volunteerism is promoted among its members. Within the last year, members of the Southern Illinois Seekers have:
• Donated nearly 1,000 books for charity
• Empowered over two dozens members to volunteer
• Volunteered providing many man hours to help reorganize the school libraries
• Hosted community based events such as karaoke, trivia nights, movie nights, board game contests, bake sales and reading races.
• Hosted two house cup championships
• Helped form the Fine Arts hour at Hardin County School for kids who want to creatively express themselves during Flex class two days per week. Students will have access to different art media such as paint, mosaics, weaving, etc.
Currently the Seekers are holding a Poetry Contest for both Jr. High students and High School students. Two winners (one from each group) will receive $50 and their winning poems will be published in the Hardin County Independent.
President Oxford and members of the Southern Illinois Seekers hope that the donations given last Thursday will provide school clubs with more opportunities and resources for the students. The donations can be used for whatever the club is needing. Oxford gave examples such as: gas money for Chess Team to compete at State or to purchase chess timers for practice; supplies for Drama Club to put on a production or to add to travel funds when they go see a performance; books can be purchased for those who can’t afford a book in Book Club; or to purchase of supplies needed for the Fine Arts hour.
In an effort to recruit, President Oxford assured potential members that it is not a requirement that they like Harry Potter, but that they might have a desire to help in the community and have fun while doing it.
The Southern Illinois Seekers holds meetings every Wednesday, 4 p.m., at the Rosiclare Memorial Public Library. To learn more or stay up to date, join the Southern Illinois Seekers Facebook page or contact Brody Oxford at (618) 294-3824.


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George R. Turner

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George R. Turner, 77, of Rosiclare, IL died Monday, September 3, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY. He was born in Hardin County, IL to James Everett and Loretta (Yarber) Turner on February 14, 1941. George married Radonna Phillips on December 2, 1960.
George is survived by his wife of 57 years, Radonna Turner; daughter, Carole Hubbs; two granddaughters, Kara (Jim) Rajamaki and Paige Hubbs; five great -grandchildren, Kyle Thilmony, Zane Rajamaki, Nevaeh Flemmings, Emmalyn Flemmings, Nya Flemmings all of Rosiclare, IL; three step-great-grandchildren, Nathan, Logan, and Caitlyn; two sisters, Helen Cubley and Thelma (Charlie) Cruson; several nieces and nephews; and his constant companion, dog Katie.
Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Community Chapel Church in rural Golconda, IL. The Service will be conducted by Pastor Robert Turner. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at the church. Interment will be held at a later date at Empire Cemetery in Elizabethtown, IL.
Visit alyfh.com to leave an online condolence or sign the guest book.
Memorials may be made to: Hardin County Hospital Auxiliary, PO Box 2467, Rosiclare, IL 62982 .

Dorothy Jean Lowry


Dorothy Jean Lowry, 78, of Harrisburg, IL, and formerly of Elizabethtown, IL, died August 22, 2018 at her home in Harrisburg, IL. She was a member of the Pentecostal Faith.
Survivors include her children, Darrell Pierce, Jerry Leinenbach, and Bonnie Gott all of Harrisburg, IL, and Connie Riley of Eldorado, IL; brother, Sherman Pierce of Georgia;
half-brothers, Joel White of Owensboro, KY and Larry White of Harrisburg, IL; half-sisters, Donna Mugge and Shirley Miller both of Harrisburg, IL; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Lowry; grandchild, Matthew Pierce, and three brothers.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel, in Rosiclare, IL with interment in Empire Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.