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H. Raymond Meyer - 2/17/2016

H. Raymond Meyer, age 86 of Irvington, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at SSM Health St Mary's Hospital in Centralia.

Funeral arrangements for H.Raymond Meyer are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for further information.


Avadell (Bundy) Cooksey - 2/16/2016

Avadell (Bundy) Cooksey

Avadell (Bundy) Cooksey passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 11, 2016.

Funeral Services Avadell Cooksey will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois with Pastor Dallas Bundy officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Centralia Fire Department. To leave an online condolence visit www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com

Avadell Cooksey is survived by a son: Wayne Cooksey and wife Hazel of Florida; daughter: Belva Hinthorn and husband William of Florida;  grandsons: Jason Cooksey and wife Emma, Mason Cooksey and wife Lanai; and Scott Nelson, all of Florida; a granddaughter: Stacy and husband Greg VanBeek of New York; great granddaughters:  Madeleine and Sophia VanBeek of New York; and Rosie and Katie Cooksey of Florida; great grandson Zachary Nelson of Florida; brother: Verlin Bundy and wife Cay of Arizona; two sisters-in law: Shirley Bundy of Georgia and Rita Bundy of Illinois; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was born January 20, 1921 in Odin, Illinois, daughter of Paul and Della (Deadmond) Bundy.  She married Earl Cooksey in the Methodist church in Perryville, Missouri by the Reverend Edward J. Gale.  Her husband, Earl Cooksey, preceded her in death after seventy years of marriage.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Delbert, Warren, Lowell Bundy and sister Louise Tate and brother-in-law Regis, sister-in-law Mildred Bundy, and an infant sister, Glenda Bundy.


Virginia M. (Adair) Scruggs - 2/16/2016

Virginia M. (Adair) Scruggs

Virginia M. (Adair) Scruggs, age 93, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Virginia’s mother passed away at the age of 31 in March 1926 when Virginia was three years old. Her father married Harriet L Shafer in 1929 and together they raised fourteen children.   Virginia graduated from Charleston High School and worked the next thirteen years in Charleston at Snyder’s Jewelry Store, Brown Shoe Factory, and as a secretary in Rominger’s Loan Office. She married David R. Scruggs of Charleston, Illinois on October 18, 1953. They moved soon afterward to Mt. Vernon where she worked 3 years as a secretary in the Chamber of Commerce and 9 years for the American Republic Insurance Company. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  She loved to dance and play cards with friends, but the joy of her day was to receive letters from her brothers and sisters.

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home in Charleston, Illinois with Pastor Terry Edwards presiding.  Evening visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 15, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Morning visitation 11:00 A.M. until Service Time Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home in Charleston, Illinois.  Interment at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association 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 for further information and to send condolences.

Virginia M. Scruggs is survived by husband of 63 years - David R. Scruggs of Mount Vernon, Illinois;  son - Brian Scruggs of Mount Vernon, Illinois;  2 sisters - Joanne Lawyer of Charleston, Illinois, Nancy Lawson of Sun City, California;  2 brothers - Jack Adair and wife Donna of Charleston, Illinois, John Adair and wife Carol of Morris, Illinois;  several nieces and nephews also survive.

Virginia M. Scruggs was born Monday, May 1, 1922 in CHarleston, Illinois daughter of Floyd and Ruth Adair.  She married David R. Scruggs on October 18, 1953 in Charleston, Illinois.  Her parents, five sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.


Marilyn Fowler - 2/16/2016

Marilyn Fowler

Marilyn Fowler, age 81, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Mount Vernon passed away at her home in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Marilyn worked as a Registered Nurse for SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital for 35 Years and was of the Catholic faith. 

Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Fouts Cemetery in Centralia, Illinois with the Very Reverend Father John Iffert officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 15, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Interment at Fouts Cemetery in Centralia, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Centralia Humane 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 for further information and to send condolences.

Marilyn Fowler is survived by 2 sons - Greg Fowler and wife Candy of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Charlie Fowler and wife Jennifer of Edwardsville, Illinois;  daughter - Debbie Fowler of Glen Carbon, Illinois;  6 grandchildren - Jonathan Fowler and wife Claire of Edwardsville, Illinois, Mandy Fowler of Edwardsville, Illinois, James Fowler of Lakewood, Colorado, Lucas Weatherford of Woodlawn, Illinois, Shana Carrico and husband Kyle of Maryville, Illinois, Kelly Ward of Edwardsville, Illinois;  great grandson - Jett Russell Fowler of Edwardsville, Illinois.

Marilyn Fowler was born Saturday, August 4, 1934 in Centralia, Illinois daughter of James Lye and Sadie Russell.  Her parents preceded her in death.


Geraldine L. 'Gerry' Hunter - 2/15/2016

Geraldine L. 'Gerry' Hunter

Geraldine L. 'Gerry' Hunter, age 90, of Salem, died Friday, February 12th, 2016, at Twin Willows Nursing Center.  She was a farm wife, was a Rosie the Riveter in Evansville, Indiana, during World War II, and was a member of St. Theresa Church.  She was also a member of the Avila League at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Home Extension and Women of the Moose for several years.  Gerry loved to make candy and cook.  She also loved to travel, and was an avid Bingo and card player.

Funeral Mass for Gerry Hunter will beheld at ten Monday morning at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Salem, with Father Larry Lemay presiding.  Burial in the East Lawn Cemetery in Salem.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 on Sunday at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.  There will be a rosary service at 7:30 Sunday night at Rogers-Atkins.  Memorials may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church roof fund.

Gerry Hunter is survived by five sons:  Bill Hunter of Salem, Jim Hunter and wife Marilea of Centralia; Gerald Hunter and wife Glenda of Salem; Jeff Hunter and wife Tonya of Sarasota, Florida, and Mike Hunter of Salem; and grandchildren:  Tracey Kline, Jared Hunter, Jace Hunter, Garrett Hunter, April Hill, Dane Hunter and Kyle Hunter.  

Gerry Hunter was born on April 29th, 1925 in Newton, Illinois to Joseph Raef and Anna (Bigard) Raef.   She married Wayne Hunter on September 18th, 1943 in Evansville, Indiana.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, and four sisters.    





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