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Norma Dozier

Norma F. Dozier (Mull) age 44 died unexpectandly at her home near Shawneetown on November 14, 2016.  Norma was born in Evansville, IN on February 27, 1972 to the late Norman and Faye (Bryant) Virgin.  Norma was a homemaker and liked to Fish and watch TV but really enjoyed her Grandchild.  She was married to Benny Dozier who survives.  Norma will be missed.

She is survived by her husband Benny of Shawneetown, a son, Mykel Mull of Shawneetown and a daughter Jessie Mull of Missouri.  1 grandchild, Aubree Mull.

The services for Norma will be private and are entrusted with Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown where you may leave a note of comfort at www.coxandson.com

Paul "Sundog" Jones

Paul H. Jones, age 85 of Shawneetown passed on this life on November 12, 2016 in the Carbondale Memorial Hospital.  Paul was born in Galatia, IL on September 28, 1931 to the late Jesse James and Alice (Gregory) Jones.  Paul served his country in the Army during Korea.  He was married to Frances Jane (Phillips) Jones on Nov. 3, 1951.  He worked most all of his life in the Coal mines where he got the nickname that most around here knew him by, “Sun Dog”.  He was a member of the UMWA from which he retired.  He loved his grandkids and family very much, enjoyed being around his friends and always had that big grin and would probably kid you a little bit.  He was a strong Christian man and a faithful member of the Shawneetown First Baptist Church.  He was a wonderful husband of 65 years a great father and grandfather.

Paul is survived by his wife Jane of Shawneetown, a son, Jeff (Judy) Jones of Shawneetown, a daughter, Reba (Gary) Dahmer of Jonesboro, IL a niece/foster daughter, Brenda Barnes of Shawneetown, 4 grandchildren, Melissa (Mat) Heath, Robin (Will) Richardson, Becky Jones, Zachary (Chelsee) Jones, Great Grandchildren, Corbin, Hunter, Noah and Reagan.  He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip and 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Paul requested no public services.  Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown is entrusted with the arrangements.  You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

Marjorie Fals

10/28/1925 - 04/10/2016

Marjorie Fals, age 90 of Ridgway died on April 10, 2016 in the Wabash Christian Center in Carmi.  Marjorie was born in Ridgway on October 28, 1925 to the late Joseph W. & Julia (Wallace) McCormick.  On April 24, 1947 she married John S. Fals who preceded her in death in 2005.  Marjorie was a faithful member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eldorado for years along with the Altar Society.  She was a 4H leader for many years and loved to be outside gardening.  In her later years she loved to travel.  Marjorie’s family was instrumental in building the St. Joseph Church in Ridgway where they also donated the church bells and clock.  The bells are now erected in the new St. Kateri Church which she attends.  Marjorie was a good mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed.

Marjorie is survived by, a daughter, Julia Wargel of Ridgway, a son, Bill (Connie) Fals of Ridgway, a daughter in law, Rita Fals of Equality.  8 grandchildren, Kelly (Steve) Ramsey, Lisa (Craig) Conner, Tracy (Rob) Nelson, Michelle Rehbein, Kristi Hollingsworth, Alicia (Wade) Gibbons, Ashley (Greg) Webster, and J.W. (Jennifer) Fals.  12 Great Grand, Kylie Nelson, Shane Hall, Tyler Hall, Ned Conner, Ally Nelson, Dan Conner, Ty Hollingsworth, Jack Ramsey, Jacob Gibbons, Will Gibbons, Emily Hollingsworth, and John Luke Fals. 1 great great, Kason Hall.  She is preceded in death by, her parents, husband, 2 sons, Robert Michael Fals and Gary Fals, 1 Brother, J.W. Mccormick, 3 sisters, Mary Catherine Oldham, Eva Rider and Regina Reidford.

Visitation for Marjorie will be on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Cox & Son Funeral home in Ridgway from 5:00PM to 8:00 PM with prayer service at 5:00 PM.  Marjorie’s funeral mass will be on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway starting at 10:00 AM.  Fr. Phil Devous will celebrate and she will be buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Ridgway.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the St. Kateri Catholic Church Building fund and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Gary Fals

4/12/1953 - 04/09/2016

Gary S. Fals, age 62, of Equality, IL passed this life on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family, after a 10 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

During his illness, he stated “I am the lucky one, because I can prepare for Our Lord and enjoy every single day.”  He would awake early in the morning to watch the sun rise enjoying the creation God has given all of us.

Gary was born on April 12, 1953 in Eldorado, IL to John S. Fals and Marjorie (McCormick) Fals.  Gary attended and graduated grade school at St. Mary’ Catholic school in Eldorado, High School in Eldorado and received a Bachelors Degree in Ag from SIU.  He was married to Rita (McGrew) Fals the love of his life on Feb. 11, 1977.  Gary was a farmer most of his life.  He loved the water, boating, camping and the outdoors.  He spent past years at the river, the landing and the Kentucky campsite.  He enjoyed hunting, but most being around his friends and family.  Gary always had a positive attitude and a smile for you. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Ridgway where he was a Past Grand Knight.  Gary was a member of the St.Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother and son and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Rita (McGrew) Fals of Equality, 1 daughter, Ashley (Greg) Webster of Colorado, 1 son, J.W. (Jennifer) Fals of Equality.  1 grandson, his greatest joy, John Luke Fals, his mother Marjorie (McCormick) Fals who died 13 hours after Gary.  1 sister, Julia Wargel of Ridgway, 1 brother, Bill (Connie) Fals of Ridgway.  He is also preceded in death by his father, John S. Fals and a brother Robert Michael Fals.

Visitation for Gary will be on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  A prayer service will be said at 4:00 PM that day.  Gary’s funeral mass will be on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the St. Kateri  Catholic Church in Ridgway starting at 10:00 AM.  Fr. Phillip Devous will celebrate and his burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Ridgway.

Along with his family Gary was blessed with many friends and laughter along his journey.  His strength, courage and faith have been an example to us all. 

Donations in Gary’s memory can be made to the Alzheimers Association or the St. Kateri Catholic Church Building Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

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

Mildred Dortch

Mildred M Dortch
2/28/1920 - 6/23/2015

Mildred M Dortch

Mildred M. Dortch, age 95 of Galatia, IL but formerly of Shawneetown, died peacefully at the home of her son on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  Mildred was born on Feb. 28, 1920 in the Saline Mines Community near Shawneetown to the late Nathaniel and Ethel (Young) Brazier.  She was a homemaker her entire life raising her family.  She served her country in the Army during World War II as a Medical Technician.  She was married to David Dortch  in 1955 who preceded her in death in 1979.  Mildred was known for her baking of  pies and cakes, her beautiful quilts and especially her love for the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team.  Mildred was a good wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend and will be missed.

 Mildred is survived by, a son, Phillip (Ann) Brazier of Shawneetown, a son, John (Jacquelyn) Dortch of Galatia, IL and a daughter, Marilyn (Don) Hopson of Equality.  6 Grandchildren, Kyle, Candace, Christina, Mindy, Carla and Deb, 6 great grandchildren, a brother Bob Brazier of Shawneetown, IL.  She was preceded in death by a son, Carrol Dortch, and 6 brothers, Adam, Loren, Raymond, John Allen, Harry and Tom Brazier and 3 sisters, Mae, Claire, and Joann. 

Visitation for Mildred will be on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Her funeral service will at the funeral home on Saturday, June 27, 2015 starting at 11:00 AM with Rev. Scott Luckett officiating.  Mildred will be buried next to husband in Westwood Cemetery.

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