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
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
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;
DAMASCUS, Va. Rick D. Holloway, 54, of Damascus, formerly Fredericksburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Rick was born July 17, 1961 in Shreveport, La. to Bobby J. and Hazel Kathleen Holloway. He was a 1980 graduate of Holston High School where he excelled as an athlete. He attended Virginia Highlands Community College. Rick lived in Fredericksburg
Morris Allen Reynolds, age 56, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, finished his earthly course and began his eternal journey Saturday, February 27, 2016, at his home. He was born in Richlands, Virginia, and was the son of the late Phillip Ray, Sr. and Ethel Elizabeth Brown Reynolds. He had made his home in the Richlands area for most of his life and was involved in the coal industry
Major Robert Wayne Carswell, age 76, of Blountville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at his residence. He was born June 11, 1939, in Green Springs, Va. Robert retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with 23 years of service and three tours in Vietnam. He earned several medals during his career including two Distinguished Flying Crosses, a VAF Meritorious
Minnie Ethel Helton, 93, of the Corn Valley section of Russell County, Virginia, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. Born in Tazewell County, Va., on October 20, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Elijah and Minnie Ethel Poston Sword. She was of the Methodist faith and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, 10 brothers,
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
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.
Andrew R. Hanyzeski
Andrew R. “Andy” Hanyzeski, age 82, a Naperville, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 22, 2016, at his home.
Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.
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