Obituaries

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Carl Albert Budelsky, of Cobden, on Feb 6, 2024 at the age of 87 after a five-year battle with leukemia.   Carl was born on March 8, 1936, in Chicago, the son of Mildred Eleanor Holter Budelsky and Carl Martin John Budelsky.  He grew up...
Betty Lou Hartline
Betty Lou Hartline, 95, of Anna, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at her home.  She was born on Feb. 2, 1929, in Anna, the daughter of Lowell and Verna Bear Williams.  She married her sweetheart, James W. Hartline, on May 14, 1948, in Anna. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2015. Mrs. Hartline is...
Bonnie Jean Dillow
Bonnie Jean Dillow, 67, of Makanda, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  She was born on Dec. 7, 1956, in Waukegan, the daughter of Bruce Alan and Elaine Joyce Walsh Messer.  She married Steve Dillow on Aug. 5, 1978, in Waukegan.    She is survived by her husband, Steve...
Arthur Scott Aronson
Arthur Scott Aronson, 77, of Cobden, passed away in his home on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024.  He was born in Chicago  on Feb. 19, 1946, the son of Arthur Ramon and Josephine Stange Aronson. Arthur is survived by his wife, Paulette; their children, Anna (Richard) Villarreal, Zachary (Mellisa) Christy-...
Junior Lee ‘Zip’ Toler
Junior Lee “Zip” Toler, 78, of Anna, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  He was born July 21, 1945, in Union County, the son of Cecil and Alberta Cook Toler.  Mr. Toler is is survived by his sister, Sharon Tomas of Anna; a daughter, Missy Kay Toler; an aunt, Betty...
Laura Ruth King Spiller
Laura Ruth King Spiller, 81, of Anna, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, comfortably in her home.  She was born on Dec. 11, 1942, in McClure, the daughter of Nathaniel and Myrtle Pender King.  She married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Spiller, on Sept. 6, 1960, in Reynoldsville. They had four...
Dr. Glenn Hudgens
Dr. Glenn Hudgens, a beloved healer, devoted family man and community stalwart, peacefully passed away on Dec. 20, 2023, in Carmel, Calif.  The oldest of four boys, he was born on Aug. 22, 1934, in Anna, and was 89 years old.  Glenn’s life was a testament to love, dedication and a commitment to the...
Dr. Michael Martin Williamsen
Dr. Michael Martin Williamsen passed away suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.  Born on July 21, 1944, Mike was the youngest of three, and a perpetual troublemaker for his older sisters Lynne and Joanna.  Though living in Tacoma, Wash., at the time of Mike’s birth, his parents,...
Sharon Barringer
Sharon Barringer, 70, of Anna, died unexpectedly on Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2024, at her home.  She was on born July 26, 1953, in St. Louis. She was the eldest child born to Johnny and Shirley Crowell Dodson. On July 11, 1988, she married James Joseph Barringer in Buffalo, S.D. He preceded her in...
Louis Perry Shaw, of Carrier Mills, passed away peacefully at 69 years old on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in Evansville, Ind., surrounded by his loved ones.  Louis was born on Sept. 12, 1954, the son of Everett and Lizzie Russell Shaw of Carrier Mills.  Louis was a devoted husband, son-in-law, brother-...

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