Obituaries

Jody Swisher – Obituary

Jody Swisher, 62, of Goreville, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Jody was born on March 27, 1954 in Anna to Carl and Mildred (Hudgens) Lindsey.  She married Kenny Swisher in Mt. Hebron ...


Jessie Wade Hancock – Obituary

Jessie Wade Hancock, 48, of Goreville, passed away at 7:50am on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his home. Jessie was born on February 27, 1968 in Cape Girardeau, MO to Ronald and Shirley (Newton) Hancock. He was a tower communication...


Gary L. Averitt

Gary L. Averitt, age 62 years, a resident of Metropolis and a former resident of Johnson County, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, June 7, 2014, at 8:41 p.m. at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. Gary was born No...


Jay Merchant – Death notice

Jay Merchant, 57, of Goreville, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, at 3:00 p.m. at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, with Bro. Leroy Wag...



Donald E. Hood

Donald E. Hood, 85 of Goreville Illinois, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born July 13, 1928. Don worked for the Illinois Departm...


Kenneth Michael Francis, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired)

Kenneth Michael Francis, 53, of Corona, CA formerly of Goreville, IL passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, February 7, 2014 at the V.A. hospital in Loma Linda, CA. He was born on February 28, 1960 in Yuma, ...


Steven Joseph Barnes

Goreville — Steven Joseph Barnes, age 53, of Goreville, passed away at 2:17 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his home in Goreville. Steven was born in Cairo on August 29, 1960, the son of Steven J. and Anna (Johnson...


Gary Wayne Johnson

Goreville — Gary Wayne Johnson, 67, passed away at 12:20pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Marion. Gary was born on January 12, 1947 in Jacksonville, IL to Harold and Virginia (Short) Johnson. ...



James E. “Jim” West Jr.

James E. “Jim” West Jr. of Jonesboro, IL, a veteran and friend to all, died at the VA Hospital in Marion, IL, on February 11, 2014. He was born on May 27, 1945, to the “Greatest Generation Ever” at the home of the 8th A...


Lula Belle Becker

Lula Belle Becker

Lula Belle Becker, 79, of Goreville, formerly of Karnak and McLeansboro, IL, passed peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014 where she wi...