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Arthur 'Leon' Bailey - 5/2/2015

Arthur 'Leon' Bailey

After a blessedly short and pain-free battle with cancer, Arthur "Leon" Bailey peacefully left this world surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren on April 21, 2015. He was a family man that lived a simple life deriving great pleasure from his children and grandchidlren.

J.W. Neal Funeral Home in Louisville, IL, is in charge of arrangements.  All are welcome to join together at a graveside service to be held May 2nd at 3:30 pm at the Iola Cemetery.  A celebration of life filled with storytelling and laughter through tears will follow at Red Bud Acres.  Memorial may be made to the Clay County Hospice c/o Clay County Health Department or the Iola Cemetery, 1544 Cat Tail Rd, Edgewood, IL 62426 and will be received at the funeral home.Please visitwww.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave tributes, condolences or to light a candle.

He married Eleanore Bash on June 8, 1958 and their union gave them five beautiful children: Elizabeth Kay (Charles) McFadden of Crockett, Texas, Gregory Arthur (his infant son who preceded him in death), Joyce Anne (Lars) Kristiansson of Richmond, Texas, Eric Leon Bailey of rural Iola and Jenny Eudora (Dean) McKinney of rural Louisville.  His legacy lives on through his greatest joy, his eight grandchildren: Chad McFadden and Nic and Katie Kristiansson of Texas, and Tyler and Madison Thompson-McKinney, Courtney and Hannah Kramer-McKinney and Jaxson McKinney, of rural Louisville.

He was the sixth of eight children born to Forrest and Myrtle (Potts) Bailey of Louisville on January 17, 1933.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Arden.  He is survived by his siblings, Coe Dell Hilligoss of Effingham, Burdett (Iris) of Pana, Eilene Green of Metropolis, Clifford (Jo Ann) of Sailor Springs, Ralph (Charlene) of Louisville, and "another brother", cousin Bud Bailey, also of Louisville.


Jennell Currie - 5/2/2015

Jennell Currie

Jennell Currie, age 81 of Mount Vernon, Illinois died on Thursday, April 23, 2015 her home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Ms. Currie was a member of Lively Stone Apostolic Church in Southtown where she served on the Mother Board.  She was a worker at Hollywood Candy Co. in Ashley for 10 years and later worked at Rockwell International in Centralia.  She also worked as a private housekeeper for area doctors.  She served as a foster parent for One Hope United and as a grandparent for District 80 Head Start.

Funeral Service fro Jennell Currie will be held at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Lively Stone Apostolic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois, with Pastors Bob Meyer and Joseph Burns officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to Service Time 12:00 P.M. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Lively Stone Apostolic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Internment will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the The Currie Family (Please make checks payable to Mary Meyer) 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.comfor further information and to send condolences.

Jennell Currie is survived by 2 Sons:  James Jennings of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Michael Currie of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 4 Daughters:  Mary Meyer and husband Michael of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Francine McKinney of Mount Vernon, Illinois,Darla Flippen of East Saint Louis, Illinois and Dorothy Jones of Mount Vernon.  A Host of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Jennell Currie was born on Saturday, July 15th, 1933 in McCormick, South Carolina to Thomas and Vasclie (Wideman) Settles.  She married Joseph Currie in Mount Vernon, Illinois and he preceded her in death in 2011.   She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons:  Charles Jennings and Robert Currie, two daughters: Josephine Bell and Warnette McGhee, one brother: John Settles, and one sister: Mildred McDaniel preceded her in death.


Ralph Larnie Winegarner - 5/2/2015

Ralph Larnie Winegarner, age 78, of Salem Illinois, passed away at 10:42 am on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at his home in Salem, Illinois.  He was a graduate of Salem High School, and received a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master's in Physics from Princeton University. He served in the United States Army, Special Forces, as a Green Beret, and was a Master Sargent. He was retired from General Electric.  He was a dedicated and loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend. He was an accomplished organist and pianist, and a world traveler. He enjoyed numerous intellectual pursuits, and was passionate about his work and life. He was an unceasing optimist, an inspiration, and a source of strength to those who knew him.    

Graveside service will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Harvey’s Point Church Cemetery in Kell, Illinois. Friends may call on Saturday at time of service & asked to meet at cemetery.  Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Mr. Winegarner is survived by his daughters, Debbie Happli and husband, Andrew, of Indianapolis, IN; and Donna Winegarner, of Arizona. Sisters; Leona Seidel of Mountain View, NM; Grace Elwell, of Wilmington; and Margie McMcIntyre-Thompson, of Greenville. Grandchildren- Nathaniel Simpson, Daniel Simpson, Naomi Lyles, and David Happli, and one great grandchild- Emma Leigh Simpson.

He was born on February 4, 1937 in Salem, IL, the son of Marvin Henry & Martha (Mc Daneld) Winegarner. Ralph married Memerie Duncan (Montfort)Winegarner on November 23, 1962 in Mt. Vernon, IL.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Memerie (Montfort) Winegarner of Salem, Illinois on March 26, 2014, his Sister, Vera Stumborg, of Effingham,  his mother, Martha Winegarner of Arizona, his granddaughter, Bethany Marissa Simpson, of Louisiana, and his father, Marvin Winegarner, of Salem.


Jonah Bracken, Jr. - 5/2/2015

Jonah Bracken, Jr.

Jonah Bracken, Jr., 71, of Dix, passed away at 8:21 A.M., Wednesday, April 22, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. Jonah worked construction and was a member of West Side Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at West Side Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend David Schlag presiding.  In honor of Mr. Bracken's wishes he was cremated and no visitation will be held.  Inurnment will take place at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, Oklahoma at a later date.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the The Bracken Family (Please make checks payable to "Patricia Tate") 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.comfor further information and to send condolences.

Jonah Bracken Jr is survived by 4 children - Patricia Tate and husband Bob of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Marc Bracken of Joliet, Illinois, Rachel Bracken of Claremore, Oklahoma, Amanda Duncan and husband Sean of Owasso, Oklahoma; 9 grandchildren - Candace Broadway and husband Mike of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Danielle Jay of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Brandy Jay, David Jay and Kalley Jay, all of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Nicholas Bracken of Joliet, Illinois, Mary Abigail Duncan Aiden Duncan and Sara Elizabeth Duncan, all of Owasso, Oklahoma;  Five Great-Grandchildren, Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Jonah Bracken, Jr was born Sunday, February 13, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee, son of Jonah Sr. and Mary Jane Bracken.  He married Mary W. Dorman on December 29, 1963 in Corning, Arkansas and she preceded her in death on December 5, 2002.  His parents, wife, two sisters, one brother and an aunt and uncle who raised her: Jonah Elmer & Violet Vines preceded him in death.


Electsa Harris - 5/1/2015

Electsa Harris, 24, of Mount Vernon, passed away at 12:04 P.M., Tuesday, April 14, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Friday, May 1st, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.  Friends of the Electsa Harris Family may call from 5:00 P.M. until Service Time 6:00 P.M. Friday, May 1st, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.  Miss Harris will be cremated following the Funeral Service.  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information or to send online condolences.





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