Lendell James Prior

Lendell James Prior of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away on February 28, 2021 at the age of 80. Lendell was born in Jefferson County Illinois to Dallas and Wanda (Harpole) Prior. He is preceded in death by his parents, step-father Gale Hood, and one grandchild, Gage Chamness. He is survived by his wife Jackie Prior of…Read more…

Brytan I. Musgrave

Brytan I. Musgrave, 24, of Cisne, died on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He had been a roustabout, working for Bi-Petro and Les Wilson Drilling. Brytan was born on February 4, 1997, in Mt. Vernon, IL, to David Skurat and Tabitha Musgrave. Brytan had a love for the…Read more…

Bonnie Jean Gray

Bonnie Jean Gray, 87, a resident of Springerton, Illinois, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, IL. She was born April 8, 1933 in Belle Prairie, IL to William and Nellie (Coker) Sefried.  Bonnie was a home maker and a devoted member of the Hopewell Baptist Church near McLeansboro. Bonnie is survived…Read more…

Effie Tressie Smith

Effie Tressie Smith, daughter of Bobbie Trout and Mabel (Bond) Trout was born on March 30, 1919 in Hamilton County, Illinois. Effie departed this life on Friday, February 12, 2021 peacefully in her home with loved ones at her side.  At the time of her passing Effie had attained the age of 101 years, ten months and…Read more…

Marsha Ellen Holloway

Marsha Ellen Holloway, 68, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 9:11 pm on February 23, 2021 at her residence with family by her side. In addition to her family, her passion in life was to care for children and the elderly. Marsha was a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital where she started in pediatrics and…Read more…

Loren Allen McKinney, Jr.

Loren Allen McKinney, Jr., 78, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 3:10 am February 24, 2021 at McLeansboro Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in McLeansboro, Illinois. He was born September 26, 1942 in Saint Charles, Illinois to the late Loren Allen and and Eleanor Maude (Williams) McKinney, Sr. Loren married Sylvia (LaVoie) McKinney on June 12, 1971. They…Read more…

Mary Louise Widick

Mary Louise Widick, 83, of McLeansboro, IL passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, IL. She was born July 9, 1937 in Elkton, TN to Georgie Cathron (Whitfield) and Thomas Lawton “Pete” Gregory, Sr. She graduated from Murray State College in Murray, KY in 1959 with a degree in Vocal Music Education and…Read more…

Robert “Bob” Wayne Toler

Robert “Bob” Wayne Toler, 69, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 2:30 am February 21, 2021 at Nature Trail Health Care in Mount Vernon. He was born August 4, 1951 in Elgin, Illinois to the late Paul Deliene and Katheryn Lowanda (Larrison) Toler. Bob loved his family at Victory Christian Center and they loved…Read more…

Deborah Lynn Rudd

Deborah Lynn Rudd, 67, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 3:24 pm February 13, 2021 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born August 11, 1953 in Shawneetown, Illinois to the late Carol and Sarah Ann (Roberson) Rudd. Deborah is survived by her life long partner, Mac Wilson Jr., daughters, Carolyn …Read more…

Helen McMillan Pace

Helen McMillan Pace, 103, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 in Aurora, IL where she had lived with her daughter, Kerry, since 2011. Helen was a former resident of Mt.Vernon for 55 years  She was the daughter of Enoch Alonzo and Litha Luella (Collins) McMillan,and was born on June 1, 1917 in…Read more…

Gerald Lynn Richard

Gerald Lynn Richard, 65, of Dix, passed away at 1:45 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2021, at his home. He was born September 23, 1955, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Carl and Mildred (Williams) Richard.  On July 22, 1989, in Mt. Vernon, he married Paula McKenzie, and she survives in Dix.  He was a graduate…Read more…

Donald Dean Edmison

Donald Dean Edmison, 96, of Opdyke, Illinois, passed away at 10:45 am February 19, 2021. He was the youngest child of Thomas and Stella (Wood) Edmison. Don was born August 10, 1924 in Keenes, Illinois. He married Deloris (McKitrick) Edmison on December 14, 1944 in Wayne County, Illinois. They were blessed with 70 years of…Read more…

Teresa Marie Davis

Teresa Marie Davis, 60, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at her home in Marion, Illinois. She was born July 8, 1960 in Evansville, IN to William and Nelda Marie (Alvers) Brandsasse Sr.  Teresa was a home maker and a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church in Eldorado, IL. Teresa is survived by her…Read more…

Carl Roderick Dennis

Carl Roderick Dennis, 97, of Lawrence, Kansas, formerly of Palm City, Florida and Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at  February 18, 2021 at Neuvant House of Lawrence in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born April 14, 1923 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Carl Wesley Dennis and Gladys Merle Dennis Kolkemeier. Carl eloped with his…Read more…

Paul Taaka

Paul Taaka, 94, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at  February 19, 2021 at his home. He was born May 1, 1926 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Charles Edward and Kate (Lancy) Taaka. Paul married Doris (Tucker) Taaka on April 22, 1950 and she preceded him in death on May 22, 2007. Paul…Read more…