Carla Gale Vernon

Carla Gale Vernon, age 59, of Fernley, Nev., passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 27 from 2-4 p.m. with cremation rites at a later date. Services were held at La Paloma Funeral Home in Reno, Nev. Carla was born on Oct. 3, 1958, to Millard…

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Sharon Ann Cripe-Gallup

Mrs. Sharon Ann Cripe-Gallup, 71 years old of Effingham, formally of Altamont and Beecher City, passed away early on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at 6:45 a.m. at the Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, where she made her home the last few months. Visitation for family and friends was held from 11 am to…

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Rachel A. Stonum

Rachel A. Stonum, 72, of Altamont, died at 4:05 a.m. Friday, Oct.12, 2018 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Rachel was born Thursday, March 7, 1946, in Charleston to Charlie and Beulah (Millage) Veach. She had been employed at the Altamont Garment Factory and Lutheran Care Center, both in Altamont. Rachel is survived by…

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Helen Moll

Helen Moll, 98, of Altamont, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Effingham. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 8, at the First United Methodist Church in Altamont with Rev. Paige Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Altamont. Visitation will be…

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David William Oliver

David William Oliver, of Altamont, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2018 at the age of 55 at his home. David was born to parents Alvin and Karon (Hayes) Oliver on Sunday, Sept. 29, 1963 in Vandalia.  He grew up as the eldest of two brothers, and graduated from Altamont Community High School in 1981.…

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Dorothy J. ‘Dot’ McCarty

Dorothy J. ‘Dot’ McCarty, 64, of Altamont died at 2:36 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. A funeral mass was held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont with Fr. Chistudasan Kurisadima officiating. Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. until service time.…

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Mary L. Tipps

Mary L. Tipps, 74, of Springfield, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born Jan. 2, 1944, to Elwood and Ida Mae (Harner) Durbin. She married Henry Tipps on July 3, 1976, in Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Iris A. Davis, Billy Durbin, and…

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Mary M. Bail-King-Smith

  Mary M. Bail-King-Smith, 90, formally of St. Elmo, passed away peacefully on early Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm at the Shelbyville Manor Nursing Home in Shelbyville. Funeral services were held Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church in rural St. Elmo with the Rev. Roy Abbott…

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Shirley Mae Lutz

Shirley Mae Lutz was born on May 22, 1951, in Jacksonville to parents Harry Alvin and Lucille (Smith) Long, and passed away from this life on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Shirley is survived by her husband, Dan Lutz of Altamont; sons Steve McCurry of Tower Hill Terry Douglas McCurry of Springfield; granddaughters Brooke and Bailey…

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Loyce Irline Becker

Loyce Irline Becker, 78, of Brownstown, died at 5:44 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. Loyce was born on Thursday, Aug. 8, 1940 in Covington, Okla. to Floyd and Vada (Beckendorff) Jordan, Sr. She married Ralph Walter Becker on Nov. 29, 1961 in Brownstown, IL. He preceded her…

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