Orpha Mae Robinson

 

Orpha Mae Robinson, 86, of Elizabethtown, IL died on September 8, 2017. She was born in Pope County, Illinois on June 6, 1931 to Lewis and Laura (Twitchell) Hoke. On August 14, 1948, she married the love of her life, Glen Robinson, who preceded her in death on July 29, 2007. She was a retired RN and a member of Good Hope Church.
She is survived by a son, Gary (Terry) Robinson; son, Leon (Dolly) Robinson; daughter, Glenda (Randell) Davis; brother, Gaylon Hoke; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Robinson; parents, Lewis (Laura) Hoke; sisters, Alice Clardy and Betty Oneal; sister-in-law, Dorthy Hoke; and granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Faye Davis.
Hardin County Funeral Services, Cox Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services have been scheduled for Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors from 11:00 a.m. until funeral time. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Good Hope Cemetery fund.

Buddy Wayne Cook

 

Buddy Wayne Cook, 73, of Rosiclare, IL died on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Rosiclare Rehab and Healthcare Center. Buddy was born on October 3, 1943 to Henry and Nora (Phillips) Cook in Rosiclare, Il. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Rosiclare.
Buddy is survived by his brothers, Bob (Ellen) Cook of Springfield, IL, and Bertis (Becky) Cook of Elizabethtown, IL; sister, Bonnie (Ronnie) Malcom of Rosiclare, IL; sister-in-law, Dottie Cook of Rosiclare, IL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Buddy is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Nora Cook; sister, Patty Jo Cook; brothers, Bill Cook, Barney Cook, and Bennie Cook.
Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel is in charge of arrangements. A service was held Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare, IL. Family received visitors from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial followed at Central Cemetery. Rev. Stan Pennell officiated the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Banterra Bank to go to the American Heart Association, or donations can be made directly to the American Heart Association in his honor.

Mildred Gene Bebout

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Mildred Gene Bebout, 80, of Harrisburg, died at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017, at her residence.
Mildred was born on August 28, 1937 in Marion, Illinois to the late Oliver George and Blanche (Clark) Turnage. On October 1, 1958 she married Ray Edward Bebout.
Surviving family members include her husband, Ray Bebout of Harrisburg; daughter, Debbie (Jim) Etienne of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Bridgette (T.J.) Mott of Harrisburg, Darian Etienne of Houston, Texas Kirstynn Etienne and fiancée Dylan Roberts of Harrisburg; two great-grandchildren, Addy Mott and Avery Mott; brother, Jim (Debbie) Turnage of Paulton, IL; sister, Dianne McDermott of Carrier Mills.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Gary Graves will officiate. Burial will follow in Collier Cemetery in Herod. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Collier Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be to the family through the obituary page at http://www.reedfuneralchapel.com.

Robert E. Vinyard

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Robert E. Vinyard, 69, of Rosiclare, IL died on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Robert was born in Karber’s Ridge to Robert H. and Mary (Lowry) Vinyard. Robert married his wife Sandra Whitehead on March 25, 2000. Robert was a veteran and a member of Cave In Rock Masonic Lodge #444.
Robert is survived by his wife, Sandra Vinyard; five children, Robert “Rob” (Gena) Vinyard; Chad (Robin) Vinyard; Todd (Rebekah) Vinyard; Corey (Immi) Vinyard; Liberty Vinyard and Robert Steers; and special daughter, Shawna (Cody) Hopkins; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Melody (Gary) Whitlock; brother, Steve (Mark) Vinyard; sister-in-law, Sandra Vinyard.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Vinyard; and brother, Richard Leon Vinyard.
Robert loved his family especially his grandkids.
Hardin County Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements Service will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Vinyard Chapel. The family will receive visitors from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Vinyard Cemetery with military rites by the Paul C. Rowan American Legion Post 571. Pastor Fred Birch will officiate the service.

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Obituary of Rebecca Lynn Jerrels

 

Rebecca Lynn Jerrels, 29, of Marion, IL passed away at her residence, at 1:37 a.m., Sunday, August 27, 2017. Rebecca was born on May 11, 1988 in Marion, Illinois to Bill and Elaine (Cox) Jerrels. Rebecca had a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Becca will be remembered by her family and friends by her contagious laugh and smile. She was a beautiful person inside and out, a loving daughter, sister, and friend. She was a bright and talented artist. She was a compassionate person who could brighten any day with her entertaining personality and humor.
Becca was quick to warm to people and create lasting memories for all with whom she came into contact. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. Her kindheartedness made it impossible for her not to share in the joys of the people around her.
As many of her friends know, she was always excited for and with them when something big or small happened in their lives. The memory of her loving, spirited, passionate personality will remain in our hearts forever.
Surviving family members include her parents, Bill and Elaine Jerrels of Harrisburg; brother, Travis Jerrels and wife Arielle of St. Charles, MO; sister Elizabeth Dennison and husband Tyler, of Galatia; aunt Ramona Douglas and husband John; uncle Joe Jerrels and wife Sandra; uncle Bob Jerrels and wife Debra; aunt Nancy Oshel and husband Mike; numerous cousins; and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother Eric Scott Jerrels.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. The Rev. Stan Pennell will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to the service time on Thursday, at Reed Funeral Chapel.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at http://www.reedfuneralchapel.com.

Obituary of Gary Adrian Hobbs

 

Gary Adrian was born December 3, 1938, to Mary Emma (Brown) and Adrian Horace Hobbs in Alton, IL. He passed away May 16, 2017 at the age of 78 at the Rosiclare Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Rosiclare, IL.
Gary grew up and went to high school in Arvada, CO, where he graduated from Arvada High School and attended the University of Colorado. He worked for IBM, Martin-Marietta and in the chemical and electroplating industry.
In 1968 he married Jean K. Sato of Denver, CO, where they lived and worked for several years. Both had careers in Chicago after that, where they lived until moving to Hardin County where they built the home they have lived in since 1980. Jean passed away in 2016.
Gary is survived by two brothers; Jerry, Kathy Hobbs and family of Arizona and Jim, Debbie Hobbs and family of Texas. Also, two sister-in-laws, Judy Nitta and Eileen Mayeda. He is preceded in death by both parents and his wife, Jean, of 48 years.
As per his wishes, Gary was cremated. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Bethany General Baptist Church, Route 34, Herod, IL. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Bro. Stan Pennell will officiate.
An interment service will be held after for the family at Cave Hill Cemetery, Cave In Rock, IL. Pastor Cherrie L. Wilkerson will officiate the service.

Oleda J. Cook

 

Oleda J. Cook, 92, died at 12:40 a.m., August 29, 2017 at St Anthony’s Health Center in Alton, IL.
She was born in Rosiclare, Illinois, December 10, 1924 the daughter of the late Sherman and Essie (Belford) Vaughn.
She is survived by a daughter Sherry (David) Hair of Wood River; two granddaughters, Danielle (Andrew) Swarringin of Godfrey and Jessica Hair of Wood River; and two great-grandsons, Zane and Liam Swarringin.
A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel, in Rosiclare, IL. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 2 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fluorine Ce metery.
Memorials may be made to Fluorine Cemetery.

Cleta Pat Griswold

Cleta Pat Griswold, 80, of Elizabethtown, IL died on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Hardin County General Hospital. She was born July 16, 1937 to Alvin and Iley (Henson) Cowsert.
Mrs. Griswold is survived by two sons, David J. Griswold of Elizabethtown, IL and Darrell Griswold of Elizabethtown, IL; and two grandchildren, Patrick Griswold and Shayaunna Griswold.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gerald Griswold; parents, Alvin and Iley Cowsert; four infant brothers and sisters; and adult sisters, Layla, Faye, Sylvia, and Deanie.
Hardin County Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

There will be a memorial for Cleta Patsy Cowsert Griswold Friday, September 15, from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, corner of Locust and Market Streets.  All are welcome to stop by.  This is an informal event celebrating her life and attempting to give comfort and closure to her friends and family who haven’t had a chance to say bye yet.

 

 

Harold Dean “Pepe” Carr, Jr.

Harold Dean “Pepe” Carr, Jr., 56, of Eichorn, IL died Thursday, August 24, 2017.
Survivors include his wife, Kendra Carr of Eichorn, IL; daughter, Jamie (Ryan) Williax of Galatia, IL; son, James (Jessi) Carr of Herod, IL; brothers, Robert Carr of Harrisburg, IL, Mike (Natalie) Morse, and Clint (Cassie) Morse both of Glendale, IL; sisters, Jerri (Terry) Lynn Mott of Harrisburg, IL and Elizabeth (Jeremy) Hall of Jerseyville, IL; father, Harold Dean “Jerry” (Terri) Carr, Sr. of Eichorn, IL; grandchildren, Justin and Jake Williax, Cooper Carr, Tessa and Ryder Williams, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frankie Mae Watson.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday August 29, 2017 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 Tuesday at the funeral home.

John H. Mitchell, Sr.

 

John H. Mitchell, Sr., 68, of Ellizabethtown, IL died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at his home in Elizabethtown, IL. He was a member of the Pentecostal Faith. John was married to Cheryl R. Smith on April 28, 1968.
Survivors include his children, Dale (Rhonda) Mitchell of Cave-In-Rock, IL, Ann (Jeff) Mitchell of Cave-In-Rock, IL, Dennis (Kasi) Mitchell of Elizabethtown, IL, Johnny (Lisa) Mitchell of Cave-In-Rock, IL, and Brian (Diana) Mitchell of Eichorn, IL; brothers, Elvis (Janie) Mitchell of Indiana and Jim Mitchell of Rosiclare, IL; sister, Cheryl (Charlie) Wright of Indiana; 14 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Mitchell; and parents, Elvis and Millicent Mitchell.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel, in Rosiclare, IL with interment in Colbart Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.