William F. Hutton, age 92, of Bluff City, Tenn. passed away on March 1, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Groseclose, Va. a son to the late John and Elizabeth Handshew Hutton, and was a lifelong resident of Bristol. Mr. Hutton worked as a bookbinder and was a member of Fellowship Chapel. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Survivors include his
DUDLEY SHOALS Linda Eckard Bedington, 64, of Dudley Shoals, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4, at 12 p.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite Falls. The family will receive Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church prior to the service. Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family.
HICKORY Roy Lee Lane, 73, of Hickory, went to his heavenly home, unexpectedly, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born Sept. 24, 1942 in Grayson, Va., to the late J Randall Lane Sr. and Marie James Lane. Roy was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hickory. He worked at Trailways for 22 years and Broyhill Furniture for 16 years. Left to cherish his memory
HICKORY Ezekial Trevino, 48, of Hickory, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. A memorial service will be held today (Thursday, March 3), at 6:30 p.m. at Marketplace Church in Hickory. The Trevino family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
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HICKORY Elene Yount West Bollinger, 97, of Hickory, passed away Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at Trinity Village. Born July 26, 1918 in Burke County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Garland Edgar Yount and Nannie Adell Crotts Yount. Elene was a 1936 graduate of Hickory High School and was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she had served on the church council
Margie Lynn McCoy Hicks, age 94, of Blountville, Tenn. passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Wellmont Bristol Regional Hospital. She was a seamstress for many years. Margie was a member of Blountville Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir. Along with her parents, Fred and Lula Hodge McCoy, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Patterson Sullivan;
ABINGDON, Va. James Edward Cozart “Tobacco King” passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He was born in Marion, S.C., to James Jeffreys Cozart and Eliza Byars Cozart on June 23, 1928. He grew up in Abingdon, Va. and was a member of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of William King High School and VPI (Virginia Tech), where he served in the
GALESBURG — Robert Granger Venard, 89, of Monmouth, died March 1, 2016 in Galesburg, after a brief illness with lung cancer. He was a lifelong non-smoker.
Bob was born on June 27, 1926 in Monmouth to Robert and Elizabeth (Carlson) Venard. He married Peggy Colley on Dec. 20, 1954 in Oquawka. He was a carpenter for 51 years. Bob was a member of the carpenter’s union for over 69 years where
HUTTO, Texas — Charles T. “Chuck” Murphy, 60, of Hutto, formerly of Monmouth, passed away Jan. 31, 2016 doing what he loved most, riding his motorcycle.
Chuck was born July 9, 1955 in Monmouth and is the son of Ralph and Norma Murphy. He attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School with the class of 1973. Chuck was a very loving and helpful man. He was always willing
Mary Goold Appelman
Born: Feb. 8, 1926
Died: Feb. 25, 2016
Mary Goold Appelman, a longtime Downers Grove resident who devoted much of her life to working for peace and social justice, died on February 25, in State College, Pennsylvania. She was 90.
Mrs. Appelman was an early supporter of a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. She was a tireless advocate for dialogue between the two peoples
Cynthia L. Riska
Cynthia L. Riska, nee Smrz, age 65, of Brookfield. Beloved wife of 43 years to James A. Riska; fond mother of Frank Riska and Stacy (Kristopher Hansen) Riska; loving daughter of Mildred Smrz, nee Gemmell and the late Frank Smrz; dear sister of Sharon Smrz.
Memorial Gathering Saturday, March 5, 2016, 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield,
Alice H. Alifantis
Alice H. Alifantis, nee Durka, 85, of Berwyn (born in Argo) an avid reader, a fantastic cook and a woman who loved to sing passed on to eternal life on February 28, 2016.
Alice will always be remembered for her it’s “Okie Dokie”. She was a member of an all women’s choral group, The Trebleaires, who performed in the Chicago area and recorded numerous albums.