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Patsy Suddeth - 4/23/2014

Patsy Suddeth, age 77, of Salem, died Saturday morning, April 19th, 2014, at Doctor's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements for Patsy Suddeth are pending at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.  

Frankie Lucille Harris - 4/22/2014

Frankie Lucille Harris

Frankie Lucille Harris, age 87, of Salem IL passed away April 17, 2014.  Frankie loved to play the fiddle and enjoyed going to entertain the residents and nursing homes.  

Graveside services for Frankie Lucille Harris will be Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown, IL with Doug Meyer presiding.  Rogers- Atkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Frankie Lucille Harris is survived by his sister - Margaret Cox and husband Wilbert of Salem, IL;  1/2 siblings - Judy, Jack, Joe, Patriata, and John all of CA;  cousin - Bill Stotts of Springfield, MO.  

Frankie Harris was born November 28,1926 in Borger, TX to Clifford and Stella Stotts. 

Allen Burdette Blair - 4/19/2014

Allen Burdette Blair

Allen Burdette Blair, age 92, of Newton, IL, passed away at 2:19 pm, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. He spent his time as a self employed farmer and later retired.  He was a member of Wabash Baptist Church and also served during the World War II in the United States Navy. 

Funeral service for Allen Blair will be at J. W. Neal Funeral Home in Louisville at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Christian Home Cemetery, Louisville, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by Louisville American Legion Post #914. Memorial donations may be made to the Wabash Baptist Church and will be received at the funeral home.  Memorial tributes and condolences may be made to the family at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net. 

Allen Burdette is survived by one son, Tary (Margaret) Blair of Mattoon, IL; one daughter, Janis (Richard) Freeman of Iola, IL; brother, John (Martha) Blair of Louisville; grandchildren, Eric Freeman of Westerville, OH, Toby (Nikki) Freeman of Louisville, Jared Freeman of Iola, Lesta (Andrew) Fitzpatrick of Riverton, IL; step granddaughters, Laura Mitchell of Charleston, IL, Michelle (Paul) Zigler of Charleston, IL; and four step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vivian, son Gary Allen Blair, brother Paul Blair and sister Bonnie Wiley.

Allen Burdette was born May 14, 1921 in Blair township, Clay County, Illinois, the son of the late Elza Blair and the late Minnie (Hord) Blair.  He married Vivian Frances Blair on July 5, 1947 and she preceded him in death on September 12, 1991.  He later married Thelma Blair of Newton, IL.

Helen Joyce Sands - 4/19/2014

Helen Joyce Sands

Helen Joyce Sands, age 73, of Salem, died Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at home.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Grace Church of the Nazarene.  

Funeral services for Helen Joyce Sands will be held at noon Saturday at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem, with Doug Romine presiding.  Burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Salem.  Visitation will be after ten Saturday morning until the time of the service.  Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice or the Grace Church of the Nazarene.  

Helen Joyce Sands is survived by two sons - Mike Sands and wife Nina of Salem and Randy Sands and wife Barbara of Hillsboro; two daughters - Brenda Evans and husband Ben of Troy, Missouri and Beth Brewer and husband Dale of Salem; brother - Earl Gene Clopton and wife Marjorie of Salem; grandchildren - Denise Evans, Matt Sands and wife Missy, Rachel Pedal and husband Mark, Mark Sands and wife Elisa, Jacob Brewer, Sara Montgomery and husband Robert and five great grandchildren.  

Helen Joyce Sands was born on February 5th, 1941 of Centralia to John Clopton and Marie (Bland) Clopton.  She married Jimmie Sands on September 28th, 1960 in Marion County.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother James Clopton.   

Madolyn Louise Welles - 4/19/2014

Madolyn Louise Welles

Madolyn Louise Welles, age 96 Years and 5 Months of Chesterfield, Missouri, formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Eldorado, Illinois died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Bethesda Meadows in Ellisville, Missouri.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon, Illinois

Graveside Service for Madolyn Welles will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Oddfelows Cemetery in McLeansboro, Illinois, with Doctor Reverend Larry McCoy presiding.  In honor of Madolyn's wishes no visitation will be held.  Burial at Oddfellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society 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.hugheyfh.com 

Madolyn Louise Welles is survived by her Son: Samuel Eric Welles and wife Sherrie of Rochelle, Illinois; Daughter:  Eugenia "Jeannie" Lee Hugill and husband Edmund of Chesterfield, Missouri; 5 Grandchildren:  Bradley Hugill of Chesterfield, Missouri, Todd Hugill of Chesterfield, Missouri, Sarah Britt and husband Joshua of Winnebago, Illinois, Joshua Welles of Rancho Santa Margarita, California and Luci Wulfekuhle and husband Derik of Fairfield, Iowa; 6 Great Grandchildren: Lauren Britt, Norah Britt, Raegan Britt, Ella Wulfekuhle, Hayden Wulfekuhle and Mckinley Wulfekuhle; Brother: D.O. Rettinger of Las Vegas, Nevada; Sister: Hilda Bozarth of Eldorado, Illinois and several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Madolyn Welles was born on Sunday, November 11, 1917 in Eldorado, Illinois to Harvey D. & Helen (Hughes) Rettinger.  She Married Samuel Eugene "Gene" Welles on November 10, 1940 in Eldorado, Illinois.  He Preceded her in death in 1981.  She is survived by her parents, husband and one sister: Helen Edith Rettinger preceded her in death.

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