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Larry Bishop

Larry E Bishop
9/2/1937 - 3/3/2015

Larry E Bishop

Larry E. Bishop, age 77 of Shawneetown, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN.  Larry was born on September 2, 1937 in Harco, IL to the late Vollie Bishop Sr., and Mary Ann (Griffiths) Bishop Bennett.  Larry served his country honorably in the United States Navy for 18 Years and 10 Months before retiring as Chief Petty Officer, E7. While in the Navy he was an Air Traffic Controller and was on the USS Forrestal.  After coming out of the Navy he then started working for the United States Postal Service and retired after 20 years of employment. Larry was married to Lela (Allen) Bishop who preceded him in death in January of this year.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shawneetown and the American Legion.  Larry loved to hunt and fish but really loved to be on the Ohio River near Cave In Rock with his family and friends.  He was an avid Cubs fan and loved his 4 dogs.  He loved his family and had a special bond of love with his Mother.  Larry was a good father, husband, brother, grandfather, son and friend and will be missed by many.

Larry is survived by 3 sons,  Aaron Bishop of Florida, Brett Bishop of Carmi, IL and Bryan (Barbie) Dietz of Murfreesboro, TN, 1 daughter, Lari Anne Bishop and Alex Head of Texas and a daughter in law, Rita Bishop of Ohio.  1 Sister, Johnita (Jim) Moore of Equality and a sister in law, Susie Bishop of Olney, IL. 8 Grandchildren, Cori , Aaron , Harper, Giddon, Rachel, Kyle , Brittany and Brooke and 1 great grandchild, Chloe.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Chris Bishop, 2 brothers, Paul “Skipper” Bishop and Vollie Bishop, Jr, a grandson Ryan and his step father John Bennett.

Visitation for Larry will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and his funeral will be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Larry Lewis and Rev. Jack Hall will officiate and interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Equality with Military rites.

In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the Shawneetown First Baptist Church Building fund or the Skipper Bishop Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

Zoey Adler

Zoey Leigh Adler
2/12/2015 - 3/2/2015

Zoey Leigh Adler

Little Miss Zoey Leigh Adler, 18 day old infant went to be with Jesus on March 2, 2015 in Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, IL.  Zoey was born on February 12, 2015 in Marion, IL to Sara Debaufre and Gary Lee Adler. 

She is survived by her parents along with 2 brothers, John Adler and Jace Debaufre and 2 sisters, Kalee Adler and Alivya Debraufre and grandmother Kay Adler.

Visitation for Little Zoey will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 12 noon until funeral time at the Cox & Son Funeral home in Shawneetown   A service will begin at 1 PM Rev. William Vaughn officiating and interment will follow in the Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown.

Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown is entrusted with the arrangements and you may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

Popeye Durham

Willard Harold Popeye Durham
9/9/1943 - 3/1/2015

Willard Harold Popeye Durham

Willard Harold “Popeye” Durham age 71 lifelong Old Shawneetown resident died on March 1, 2015 in the Deaconess hospital in Evansville, IN.  He was surrounded by his family at his time of death.

Popeye as most called him was born on the Wabash River on a boat near New Haven on September 9, 1943 to the late Clifton Ray and Georgia (Lewis) Durham.  He had worked around Old Shawneetown his entire life as a general laborer.  He worked for many of the taverns throughout the years with his last few years before retiring working for Hogdaddy’s.  His real love was the river, as he was known for his expert skiing ability and loved to work on boats and motors.  Popeye was always willing to help someone and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Martin) Durham of Odin, IL, a daughter, Melissa (Donald) Cabell of Evansville, IN, a daughter, Taywanna (Monty) Flahardy of Shawneetown, and a son, Felix (Shawna) Martin of Odin, IL. 14 grandchildren, a brother, James (Jane) Durham of Evansville, IN and a sister in law, Charlotte Durham of Ridgway.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ray and John and 2 sisters, Sue and Beulah.

Popeye will be cremated and a memorial service by the family will be held at a later date.  Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown is entrusted with the arrangements and you may leave a note of comfort to the family atwww.coxandson.com

Holly Musgraves

Holly Dawn Musgraves
2/5/1989 - 2/27/2015

Holly Dawn Musgraves

Holly Dawn Musgraves, 26, of Carrier Mills went to be with the Lord early Friday morning, February 27, 2015.  Holly was born on Feb. 5, 1989 in Fairfield, IL to the late Jerry Musgraves and Susan (Wills) O’Neal.  Holly worked at Saline Care Center as a CNA for two years. She enjoyed photography, listening to music, being outdoors, and riding four wheelers. She loved getting to spend time with her friends and family. Holly was a fun loving person, filled with laughter and love. Her smile and fun – loving spirit will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

She is survived by her mother; Susan O’Neal of Ridgway, Illinois. She is also survived by her husband; Jimmy Keith, children; Julia and JR, parent in-laws; Sue and Bill Keith, all of Carrier Mills, Illinois. Holly’s brother, Jeremy (Ashton) Musgraves, 2 neices and a nephew; Abbi, Jaylei, and Kase Musgraves, all of Stonefort, Illinois. Grandparents; Jimmy and Karen Wills, Aunt Lori (Brent) Cullison, cousins; Jordan Ambrous and Hadyn Browning, all of Crossville, Illinois. She is also survived by her Uncle Lyndon, Aunt Donna, and cousins Jason Sanders Johnna Musgraves all of Norris City, Illinois. Numerous friends and family also are surviving.  Holly was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Musgraves, her step father, John O’Neal and grandfather, John Musgraves.

Visitation for Holly will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 12 Noon until 3 PM.  Her funeral service will immediately follow starting 3 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Randall Sork officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven, IL.

You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxansodn.com

Edward Scooter Barton

Edward G. Barton, Sr.
11/13/1954 - 2/23/2015

Edward G. Barton, Sr.

Edward Gene Barton, Sr, age 60 longtime Shawneetown resident died at the home of his son in Rockdale, IL, on February 23, 2015 after an extended illness.  Edward or as most knew him Scooter was born on November 13, 1954 to the late Roscoe and Lois (Patey) Barton.  He served his country in the Navy and worked most of  his life as a laborer.  Scooter loved music and was in some bands in his teenage days.  He was a free spirit with a smile and helping hand for all he knew.  He will be greatly missed.

Edward is survived by  2  sons, Edward ( Caryn) Barton, Jr of Rockdale and Dakota Barton of Harrisburg, IL, 2 daughters, Brandy Gulley of Evansville, IN and Angela Barton of Harrisburg, IL  a brother, Jay (Donna) Barton of Shawneetown, 3 sisters, Linda Back of Shawneetown, Pearl Jackson of Uniontown, KY and Cathy (Roger) Jones of Omaha, IL.  14 grandchildren   He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Shawna Barton, a brother William Barton  and a granddaughter Gabrielle Barton  

Funeral service for Scooter will be on Friday, February 28, 2015 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown starting at 1:00 PM.  Visitation will be on Friday from 11:00AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in the Westwood Cemetery with military rites by the Ridgway American Legion and VFW

You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com