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Jeanie McDowell

Jeanie McDowell, 67, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, May 22, 2022, at her home. She was born June 2, 1954, in Carmi, the daughter of Aaron and Joy Ann (Sullivan) Atkinson. She was married to Ray McDowell, and he survives. Jeanie was an avid shopper and claimed to be Amazon’s...
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Kenneth Noah Chambliss

Kenneth Noah Chambliss, 93, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 7:02 pm May 18, 2022 at his residence. He was born May 18, 1929 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Hugh and Mary Ellen (Rutter) Chambliss. Kenneth married Carolynn Joe Ann (Wininger) Chambliss on December 24, 1952 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with nearly 66 years of marriage before her passing on November 6, 2018. Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Carrie Hart and husband, Lieutenant Colonel Rodney Hart of Colorado Springs, Colorado; granddaughter, Kennedy Nicole Hairr and husband, Dr. Phillip Hairr of Arizona; great-granddaughter, Katara Hairr; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his beloved wife and parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by eight siblings. Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a parts manager at Ford Square for many years. Kenneth was a faithful member of Faith Church of the Nazarene. He was also a member of the Crossroads Hospital Auxiliary. Kenneth was a loving father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed.
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Johnny Kent Shovan-Christopher, IL

Johnny Kent Shovan, 71 years of age, passed away May 19 2022 peacefully at his home. He was born April 23, 1951 to Joe and Laura (Price) Shovan at Miners hospital in Christopher, Illinois. He married Lesley Smith in Benton on July 18 1970. Together they had 2 children, Kendra Jo and Anthony Kent during their 51 year marriage. He spent his life working as a coal miner.
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2022 05/23 – Randy Dale Cummings

Randy Dale Cummings, 68, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at his home. Randy was born October 13, 1953, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to Presley and Myrna (Garrison) Cummings. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna (Story) Cummings on June 16, 1972. They would have celebrated fifty years together this year.
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Jennetta Fay Gouge – Valier, IL

Jennetta Fay Gouge, 79, of Valier, passed away on May 18, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on July 14, 1942 in Hurst, IL to Damon and Beatrice (Cooper) Harrison. She married Robert Gouge on October 25, 1961 and he survives of Valier. She is survived by...
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Stephen “Steve” Ray Sutton

Stephen “Steve” Ray Sutton, 70, of McLeansboro, IL passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022 from complications from surgery at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born October 6, 1951 to Clifford and Margarete (Phipps) Sutton. On May 21, 1976, he married Tarri Marie (Scott) Sutton.
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Charles Lee Adams, Sr.

Charles Lee Adams, Sr., 87, of Bluford, Illinois, passed away at 10:25 am May 17, 2022 at his residence. Charles married Beverly (Lewis) Adams on December 15, 1956 at the Bluford Baptist Church. They were blessed with 65 years of marriage. In addition to his beloved wife, Charles is survived...
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Robert D. Pierce

Robert D. Pierce, 60, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 9:12 am May 18, 2022 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born February 3, 1962 in Mount Vernon to the late Harry and Doris (Quinn) Pierce. Robert is survived by his daughter, Amber Phillips of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Brooklynn Phillips, Bailey Phillips, Brodie Phillips, and Ethan Stover; life partner, Faith Hughey; brothers, Harry Pierce, Jr., Larry Pierce, Jeff Hayes, and Stephen Hayes; uncles, Donald Pierce and Bill Pierce; cousins, Matt Pierce and wife, Danielle and Tony Pierce; and lifelong friends, Becky and Geno Isett. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his former wife, Donna Kay Pierce-Carter. Robert worked as a truck driver for many years. He enjoyed playing guitar, dancing, and having jam sessions. He also enjoyed hunting, farming, riding and training horses, and fishing. Robert lived life to the fullest. He was a loving family man and will be deeply missed.
MOUNT VERNON, IL
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2022 05/22 – Charles Lee Adams, Sr.

Charles Lee Adams, Sr., 87, of Bluford, Illinois, passed away at 10:25 am May 17, 2022, at his residence. He was born March 4, 1935, in Mount Vernon to the late W. R. and Nora (Robinson) Adams. Charles married Beverly (Lewis) Adams on December 15, 1956, at the Bluford Baptist Church. They were blessed with 65 years of marriage.
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Ohmann Dick- Christopher, IL

Ohmann Dick, 88, of Christopher, passed away on Monday May 16, 2022 at St. Clair Hospital in Fenton, MO. He was born on January 2, 1934 in Christopher to Aldred and Cleo (Minor) Dick. He married Tricia (Martin) Dick on December 27, 2020 and she survives of Christopher. Ohmann is...
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Joann J. Nelson

Joann J. Nelson, 92, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 6:30 am May 16, 2022 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born July 19, 1929 in Mishawaka, Indiana to the late Louis E. and Ruth I. (Bibb) Jones. Joann married Donald Nelson on February 14, 1953 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were blessed with fifty-three years of marriage before he preceded him in death on November 11, 2006.Joann is survived by her son, James Nelson of Mount Vernon, Illinois; granddaughters, Corinne Nelson of Newport Beach, California, Sophia Nelson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cecily Nelson of Chicago, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Elaine Gillespie of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, Joann was preceded in death by her son, William G. Nelson; sister, Helen F. Talbert; brothers, Charles E. and James William Jones; and daughter-in-law, Jaime Nelson. Mrs. Nelson was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a member of Presbyterian Women. She was a Deacon and Elder at the church and was active in Presbyterian Women Priscilla Circle.
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