• William Archer McCarrey, 60, of Greencastle, PA, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home. William was Chief Engineer at Manning Broadcasting for 20 years. Bill began his radio career in his hometown of Centralia, Illinois and moved on to larger radio stations in Paducah, Kentucky and elsewhere. Bill moved to this area in the mid-80's to manage WEEO-AM in Waynesboro and later went to work in the land-mobile radio business as a two way radio technician. During that time he worked for Ford Communications in Hagerstown and Hankey's Radio in Frederick. He returned to commercial broadcasting at WXVA AM/FM Charlestown, WV in the 90's doing on-air work and engineering. He then joined Manning Broadcasting in Hagerstown and Frederick where he was employed for more than 20 years as a radio personality, production director and later chief engineer of WARK, 106.9 The Eagle, and Key 103 in Frederick and several other stations. Bill (N3JDR) was a licensed amateur radio operator for more than 45 years earning an Extra Class operator's license and was a member of the Eastern Panhandle Amateur Radio Club (EPARC) in Martinsburg. In amateur radio Bill enjoyed operating weak signal modes in the VHF and UHF bands. He also built and maintained two UHF amateur radio repeaters in Hagerstown & Frederick. Bill also enjoyed operating on the HF bands (shortwave frequencies) chatting with other amateur operators throughout the country and around the world. He participated annually in Amateur Radio Field Day as well as numerous amateur radio contests throughout the year, often taking top spots in various operating categories during these events. Bill was a mentor to many with his vast knowledge of electronics and radio theory. He was never too busy to help out a fellow broadcaster or amateur operator needing assistance.
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  • Virginia Fox, age 80, of Effingham, formerly of Salem, died Thursday at her home. She was a house cleaner and attended Evergreen Christian Church.
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  • Paul Ray Duncan, 72, of Kell, passed away at 7:25 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Salem High School, and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He worked as a truck driver for Egyptian Concrete for 23 years. Mr. Duncan was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman.
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  • Mary Jane Krause, age 26, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:21 P.M. April 20, 2018, in Caseyville, Illinois. Mary was a member of Blessed Hope Church. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
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  • Mary Jane "Pete" Matthews, 78 of Centralia passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Gallatin Manor in Ridgway, Illinois. “Pete” worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and then at Warren G. Murray Center for many years. She will always be remembered as a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who always put others needs before her own.
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  • Leo F. Seger, age 90, of Centralia passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. In his younger years, Leo worked for the Norfolk Railroad. Leo loved the outdoors and nature. He had a love for animals. He enjoyed gardening and liked to go on canoe trips with his family to Canada. He had a strong faith and was committed to his family. A known perfectionist, he was also an excellent welder and fabricator. He had a deep love of the ocean, reminiscent of his time in the navy, and loved spending time with his family. Leo served bravely in the Navy post World War II taking part in service in the Marshall Islands atomic testing.
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  • Bonnie Sue (Mays) Stevens, 70, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:15 P.M. April 25, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital. Bonnie was a Christian and loved her family dearly. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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  • Vickie Lynn (Toal) Phelps, 59, of Opdyke, Illinois passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 20, 2018.
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  • Tony Edward Smith, age 53, of Salem, died April 24th, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was employed with Bettendorf-Stanford.
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  • Melanie Lynn Groves, age 40 of Louisville, passed away at 10:50 pm, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at her home. She spent her time as a homemaker, was a member of Ingraham Christian Church and her hobbies included baking and decorating, crafts, reading and she loved to fish.
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