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Mary A. Francois - 8/8/2015

Mary A. Francois, age 67, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Regional Hospital in Mt. Veron.

Funeral arrangements for Mary Francois are pending at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem. 

Hilda Partee - 8/8/2015

Hilda Partee, age 96, of Salem, died Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, at Doctor's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.

Funeral arrangements for Hilda Partee are pending at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.  

Ada Wilson - 8/8/2015

Ada Wilson

Ada Wilson, age 82, passed away peacefully on July 29th, 2015 at the West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas surrounded by her family.   Ada was employed with the State of Illinois for 35 years at the Jacksonville Developmental Center in Jacksonville, Illinois. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, travelling and spending time with her large family. Her sense of humor, kindness and support will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Visitation for Ada Wilson will be held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1307 South 9th Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held following the visitation at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Tim Goodwin officiating the services. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Hughey Funeral Home will handle the funeral arrangements.  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.

Ada Wilson is survived by her brother, Louis W. Davis, Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter, Sheilah Wilson, Houston, Texas; daughter Edna Wilson, Davenport, Iowa; daughter Margaret (Kevin) Kennedy, Jacksonville, Illinois; son Larry (Christine) Wilson, Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter Glenda (Larry) Clark, Moline, Illinois; daughter Catherine Wilson, Houston, Texas, 19 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Ada was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi to Jessie and Gertrude Davis on September 10, 1932. She spent her early childhood years in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Mounds City, Illinois and Forest City, Arkansas. She attended high School in Forest City, Arkansas.  Ada is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Gertrude; five brothers, Elijah, Oscar, Johnny, Robert Lee and Herman Davis; four sisters, Lucinda McClain, Almeda Anderson, Clotee Davis and Jessie Mae Davis; son, Lee Freddie and daughter, Ruth “Ruby” Wilson.

Dennis Eldon Farris - 8/7/2015

Dennis Eldon Farris

Dennis Eldon Farris, age 72, of Iuka, IL, passed away at 4:52pm,  Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at his daughter's home in Iuka, IL. He was employed by Publix at a stockman and he served in the United States Army. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.

A funeral service for Dennis Eldon Farris will be at 11 Friday morning, August 7th, at J. W. Neal Funeral Home. Interment will be in Tolliver Cemetery in Louisville, IL.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am on Friday August 7th, 2015. .  Military rites will be accorded by the Louisville American Legion. Memorial donations may be made to the Donor's Choice and will be received at the funeral home. Please visit www.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave memorial tributes, condolences or to light a candle.

Dennis is survived by daughter, Denise Farris of Iuka, IL; and three grand children, Kailey Schmitz, Cheyenne Speagle and Lianna Golf all of Iuka, IL.

Dennis was born Tuesday, October 27, 1942 in Iuka, IL, the son of the late Augusta Farris and the late Fara (Dillard) Farris. He married Leona Farris on October 24, 1970 and she preceded him in death on February 27, 2009.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Leona, brother Bob McKnight, and sisters Wanda Hall, Roberta Vaughn and Freda Collins.

Jimmy Dale Armstrong - 8/6/2015

Jimmy Dale Armstrong

Jimmy Dale Armstrong, age 67, of Salem, died Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, at his home in Salem.  He was owner of Armstrong Bait Shop in Mattoon where he retired in 2004 and was involved in the Farmers Market in Salem.  Jimmy loved to be outside and working in his garden.  He was a Vietnam War Army Veteran.

Funeral services for Jimmy Dale Armstrong will be held at 10:30 Thursday morning at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem. Burial in the Janesville Cemetery in Lerna, with military rights at the grave site.  Visitation will be after 9:30 Thursday morning until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SSM Hospice.  

Jimmy Dale Armstrong is survived by his wife: Linda (Croy) Armstrong of Salem; daughters:  Amy Hunt and husband Brian of Cory, Indiana; Jennifer Eisile and husband Shawn of Terre Haute, Indiana; Brenda Kaye Banks and husband Dave of Imperial, Missouri and Kim Spink of Vienna; sisters: Linda Lawrence of Brazil, Indiana and Sherri Smith of Brazil, Indiana; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  

Jimmy Dale Armstrong was born on April 2nd, 1948 in Brazil Indiana to Thelma O'Dell, who preceded him in death.  He married Linda (Croy) Armstrong of Salem on October 16th, 1989 in Troy, Missouri.  She survives.  


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