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Brenda Carol Webster - 7/11/2015

Brenda Carol Webster

Brenda Carol Webster, age 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Brenda was a warranty administrator at a Ford dealership.  She was a member of Southwest Christian Church, was a Master Seamstress, had a passion for cooking and loved spending time with her family.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Southwest Christian Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Randy Steele presiding.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Southwest Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com 
for further information and to send condolences.

Brenda Webster is survived by 4 daughters - Tammy Soule and husband Ed of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Marie Pugh and husband Johnny of Jackson, Tennessee, Brandy Jones and husband Josh of Eldorado, Illinois, Kim Phipps and husband Kyle of Henderson, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren - Andrew, Jenifer, Cotie, Kati, Sheena, Jonathan, Maria, Tralanna, Valissi, Alexandria, Xander and Brendan; brother - Dale Andrew and wife Marie of Southern Illinois;  4 great grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews also survive.

Brenda Webster was born Wednesday, August 4, 1948 in Madison, Indiana daughter of Uhel Clarence and Helen Andrew.  Her parents and one infant sister preceded her in death.

Donte Rush - 7/8/2015

Donte Rush, age 19, of Kell, IL died July 3rd, 2015 at his home.  He was a graduate of Salem Community High School where he excelled in basketball.  He was presently attending Kaskaskia College and enjoyed having lots of fun with both family and friends.

Funeral services for Donte Rush will be 11:00 Tuesday morning at Grace Church of the Nazarene with Trenton Ice officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oddfellows Cemetery, Woodlawn.   Visiting hours will be from 4-8:00 on Monday evening at the Grace Church of the Nazarene.  Memorials to be used by the family may be left with Rankin Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother and step-father Jackie and Jason Reed of Kell.  Also his father Marceno L. Rush of Salem.   He is also survived by his siblings Drew, Chaise, Hannah, Natalie and Ahlivia Reed all at home. Other siblings include Camillah Harper, Mariah Owens, Areiana Rush, Jory Borrow, Aliyah Rush and Aubree Rick.  Also left to morn his passing is his grandmother, Dolores Reed of Kell, along with a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Donte Rush was born on November 18, 1995 at Scott Air Force Base, IL.  He was the son of Marceno L. Rush and Jackie L. McPhail.

Dennis L. Stokes - 7/8/2015

Dennis L. Stokes

Dennis Stokes, age 56, of Centralia passed away on July 2nd, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Dennis enjoyed his church and Bible study, was an Eagle Scout, he enjoyed playing D & D, and enjoyed Star Trek. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandkids. 

A memorial service for Dennis Stokes will be hosted by the family at Greenview Christian Church on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 8:00 pm.  Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the church. Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements where friends may inquire for more information. To leave an online condolence please visit www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com

Dennis Stokes is survived by his mother: Rosalie of Centralia, Illinois; ex wife: Athena Stokes of Centralia; two sons: Jeremy Stokes and T.J. Witt of Centralia; four daughters:  Amanda Stokes of Granite City, Illinois, Dolleva Williams and fiancé Brian Bierman and Maegen Stokes of Centralia, Illinois, and Lorri Hatcher of Granite City, Illinois; six grandchildren: Christopher Stokes, Baylie Gomez, Donovan Stokes, Chloe Williams, Trinity Witt, and Wyatt Williams; one brother:  Todd Stokes of Norridge, Illinois; one sister: Kelley Stokes of Centralia, Illinois.
Dennis was born in East Saint Louis, Illinois, on September 12, 1958, a son to Leonard and Rosalie (Vandeveer) Stokes.   He married Athena Clark on May 13, 1983 in Itasca, Illinois and they later divorced.  He was preceded in death by his father; one son Joseph Aaron Stokes; and his grandparents Roger Vandeveer, Irene Stoops, Ada Duncan, and Emmitt Stokes.

William 'Bill' Edward Taylor - 7/7/2015

William 'Bill' Edward Taylor, 60, of Highland, formerly of Odin, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at his home.

Funeral arrangements for William 'Bill' Edward Taylor are pending for William 'Bill' Edward Taylor at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin.

Reverend Edward Black - 7/7/2015

Reverend Edward Black

Reverend Edward Black, age 69, of Centralia, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.   He served in the United States Navy before working as a school bus driver for Centralia schools for over 20 years and serving as a minister.

Following Reverend Black's wishes he was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials can be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.

Reverend Edward Black is survived by three sons: Edward Joshua Black and wife Kara of Centralia, IL; Eddie Black and wife Nita of Phoenix, AZ; and Andre Black of Phoenix, AZ; four daughters: Sheryl Lawary of Phoenix, AZ; Amber White and husband Bradley of Centralia, IL; Camille Darden of Centralia, IL; and Ashley Bailey of Springfield, IL; five brothers: Charles Black, Lester Black, William Black, John Black, and Benjamin Black; seven sisters: Katrina Adams, Dessie White, Felecia Black, Legale Tzedek-Mishpat, Angela Black, Renee Black, and Alicia Black; and fourteen grandchildren.

Reverend Black was born on December 17, 1944, in East Saint Louis, IL, a son to John and Dora (McCloud) Black. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Black Jr.; and one sister, Theresa Black.

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