Shirley Shelby


Shirley Ann Shelby, 84, of Rosiclare, IL died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Rosiclare Health Care and Rehab.
Survivors include her children, Lucinda Spivey of Rosiclare, IL, Belinda Harner of Harrisburg, IL, and Doug Colson of Herod, IL; sister, Jeanie Farkas of Sedalia, MO; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Winnie Butler; son, Bozo Colson; and brothers, Jack and Lowell Butler.
Hardin County Funeral Service in Rosiclare, IL. is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Sunset Garden Cemetery in Harrisburg, IL with interment to follow.
Memorials may be made to Hardin County Golden Circle.

Obituary of Larry D. McDonald

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Larry D. McDonald, 76, of Herod, IL died 8:58 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL. Larry was born December 5, 1941 in Rosiclare, IL to Olan and Millie McDonald.
Through the years Larry worked for the ambulance service, Rosiclare Fire Department, and Shawnee Telephone Company. He retired from Pope County Care Center.
Larry was an active member of Honey Comb Church of God where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. Larry loved attending church and loved to laugh and enjoy life.
He was a wonderful father and grandfather.
Survivors are his wife of 30 years, Thelma McDonald of Herod, IL; brother, Terry (Carolyn) McDonald of Clermont, FL; sisters, Teresa (Earl Ralph) Partain of Boonville, IN and LaDonna (Roger) Ralph of Greenwood, IN; children, Gary (Janet) McDonald of Brookport, IL, Debbie McDonald Barr of Metropolis, IL, Kevin (Connie) McDonald of Metropolis, IL, Jason (Kristin) McDonald of Paducah, KY, Robert (Frances) Carter of Shawneetown, IL, Randy (Paula) Carter of Herod, IL, Glen Carter of Herod, IL, Kim (Danny) Miles of Herod, IL, Pam (David) Holbrook of Herod, IL; 25 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Darius McDonald.
Larry will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Our memory and love for him will live in our hearts forever.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018 at Hardin County Funeral Service (Cox Chapel) in Rosiclare, IL. with interment in Lavender Cemetery. The family received visitors from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Honey Comb Church.

Obituary of Jay T. Douglas

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September 27, 1925 to July 26, 2018

Jay T. Douglas, 92, resident of Eldorado passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Carrier Mills Nursing Home. Jay was born on September 27, 1925 to the late Hansel (Whitey) Douglas and Thelma (Lowry) Douglas. He married Easter L. (Millikan) who is currently a resident at Carrier Mills Nursing Home.
He grew up in Cave-In-Rock, IL and married his high school sweetheart Easter prior to going into WW II. Jay was in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 and was in the European arena. He was an expert sharpshooter for the Army and was in the Battle of the Bulge.
Jay returned from WW II, worked and went to school in Detroit, Michigan. Jay received an associate degree in Interior Design that launched him into working in a furniture business. Jay became an owner of Eldorado Furniture store with the help of his beloved wife, Easter, for twenty-plus years.
Jay T. was a proud businessman. He was on the Eldorado School Board; and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Eldorado Lions Club. He attended the First Baptist Church of Eldorado and was an avid golfer.
Jay T. (Papaw) was a great storyteller. He enjoyed and was activity involved with his grandchildren.
Jay is survived by his wife, Easter; two sons, Gary A. Douglas and David J. Douglas; two daughters-in-law, Janie Douglas and Billie Marie Salfen Douglas; beloved niece, Brenda Justice; and brother Jerry Douglas. There are six grandchildren: Jamie Nicole (Douglas) Gerald and her beloved husband Brandon Gerald; Jason Douglas and his beloved wife April; and Leah (Leyah) S. Douglas; Jennifer Genet Ruble; Leah Genet; and Alicia Jackson. There are five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by his brothers and sister: Jim Douglas, Bob Douglas, Velma (Douglas) Skelton and Charles Douglas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Rose Gilbert Funeral Home, Cox Chapel, in Rosiclare, IL from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

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Patricia Ann Hubbard


Patricia Ann Hubbard, 70, of Rosiclare, IL died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Hardin County Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa D. Hubbard of Cave-In-Rock, IL; mother, Arvetta Rose of Cave-In-Rock, IL; sisters, Barbara English of Elizabethtown, IL and Jeannie Marie Lobaugh of Texas; brother, Earline Hubbard of Rosiclare, IL; three nephews; and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Hubbard, Jr.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Obituary of Linda Sue Lozier Hampson

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Linda Sue Lozier Hampson, 60, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston , Texas.
Linda was preceded by her mother and father, Robert O. Lozier and Amanda R. Lozier, and sister Donna Lozier Dhooghe.
Linda is survived by her husband of 12 years, Bill Hampson; her son, Ron Koenig Jr. and wife Eleni Koenig; her daughter, Stephanie Koenig; a brother, Robert Lozier and wife Linda Lozier; sister, Deborah Lozier McCullough; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Linda was born in Kankakee, IL and raised in Manteno, IL, the daughter of Robert O. and Amanda Ruth Lozier on September 4, 1957. Linda had two children in Kankakee, Stephanie and Ron Jr. before relocating to Southwest Florida. Linda since lived in several places including Brookport, IL, Destin, FL, and most recently Pearland, TX.
Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who had a passion for taking care of and spoiling her grandchildren. Her grandchildren brought a lot of joy to her life in her later years. Linda had a personality that everyone loved and would light up a room.
A visitation will be held at Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel, on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Roseann Douglas

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Roseann Douglas, 84 of Monroe, GA, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Roseann is survived by her husband, Wayne Douglas of Monroe, GA; children, Lisa (Mike) Lancaster of Lawrenceville, GA, and Michael (Deborah) Douglas of Loganville, GA; grandchildren, Marc and Jessica Lancaster of Dacula, GA, Laura and Glenn Mitts of Norcross, GA, and Jordan Douglas of Plano, TX; great-grandchildren, Collin, Matthew and Peyton Lancaster; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, John (Ramona) Douglas of Westerville, OH, Mary Nelle Douglas of Effingham, IL, Marna (John) Herron of Estes Park, CO, and Maxine Douglas of Dallas, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. Arrangements have been made by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Rd. Loganville, GA 30052. 770-466-1544.
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Obituary of Lorene Wheeler

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Lorene Wheeler, age 92, of Elizabethtown, IL, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL.
Lorene was born January 23, 1926 in a small town of Briar, MO. She was the oldest child of Earnest and Izel (McKinney) Mathis.
Lorene accepted Jesus at the age of 15 in a small country “Church of God”. She was baptized there also.
Lorene married Hope Wheeler on April 6, 1946 and from this union was born Roxie (Larry) Palmer, James Melvin (Darlene) Wheeler, Earnest Anthony (Deborah) Wheeler and Gary (Kaye) Wheeler.
She leaves behind her children; six grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence (Jetty) Mathis of Doniphan, MO.
Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Hope Wheeler; grandson, Zachary Wheeler; brother, James Mathis; and two sisters, Shelby Bennett, Arvada McKnight,
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, IL. Rev. Ed Lafferty will conduct the service. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery in Cave-in-Rock, IL.
Aly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit

David Barnard

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David “Punky” Barnard, 61, of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Cookeville, TN. David was born in Eldorado on December 12, 1956 to Ray and Marie (Kaylor) Barnard. He was retired from the Illinois State Prison System, Shawnee Prison.
Surviving are his parents, Ray and Marie (Kaylor) Barnard; children, April (Jon) Clark of Marion and Scott Barnard of Marion; grandchildren, Destinie Ocampo and Kiley Boaz; girlfriend, Willie Allen of Eldorado; brothers, Terry (Debie) Barnard of Cave-In-Rock and Randy (Judith) Barnard of Cave-In-Rock; sisters, Gail (Doug) Thompson of Raleigh, Diann (James) Grace of Eldorado, Linda Rigsby of Ft. Myers, FL, Teresa (Bill) Hanley of Eldorado and Cynthia (Danny) Matlock of Springville, AL; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Skylar Ocampo and Mikey Boaz.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Watson Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Arthur Austin Jr. officiated. Burial was in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at .

Willow Rose Denton Sheedy

Willow Rose Denton Sheedy, 5 days old, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Friday, July 20, 2018 in Hardin County, Illinois.
Survivors include her mother, Haleigh Shaw of Cave-In-Rock, IL; father, Ryan Sheedy of Carbondale, IL; grandmother, Rene Denton of Cave-In-Rock, IL; grandfather, John Shaw of Harrisburg, IL; grandparents, Lynn and Greg Sheedy of Peru, IL; great-grandparents, Radian and Rosalie Denton of Cave-in-Rock, IL; step-grandmother, Julie Shaw of Harrisburg, IL; and aunt, Jessica Telford of Salem, IL.
Graveside services are scheduled to be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Peters Creek Cemetery with burial to follow.

Obituary of Glen Denton Logan

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Glen Denton Logan, age 63, of Harrisburg passed away at 1:45 p.m. Thursday July 12, 2018 at his residence.
Glen was born January 9, 1955, in Rosiclare, to the late Earl and Lucille (Denton) Logan. Glen married Judy Chrostoski on February 3, 2011. The mother of his three children is Marcia (Furlow) Green, whom he was married to.
Glen’s passion was farming, but that is not his only accomplishment. He received his degree in diesel mechanics at SIC in May of 1975, and after completing his apprenticeship at Ajax, he went on to work as a mechanic for Sahara, Peabody, and Black Beauty Coal Mines and Operating Engineers Local 318. He also worked for Jerry Fricker, Denny and Simpson Trucking and Richerson Excavating.
Survivors include his wife Judy Logan of Harrisburg; six children, Drew Logan and wife Nicole of Litchfield, IL, Kelly Rollins and husband Dave of Rantoul, IL, Darren Logan of Harrisburg; Jacqueline Davis and husband Jonathon of Thompsonville, IL, Jessica Claudio and husband Pedro of Bristol, TN, and Justin Lindsey of Johnston City, IL; eight grandchildren, Tyler Lightner, Keenan Logan, Lexi Logan, Bailey Rollins, Jada Claudio, Kyler Davis, Grayson Rollins and Kannon Davis; one brother, Tom Logan and wife Sherri of Carmi, IL; one sister, Joyce Preston of Carmi, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Glen will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday July 21, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel.
The family would prefer in lieu of flowers that donation be made to a Cancer charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family at