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Sue Stuart Jones

Sue Stuart Jones, 91 of Equality, passed away November 6, 2017 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, IL. She was born September 9, 1926 in Manila, AR to the late Luke O. Stuart Sr. and Rita Dale Adams. She married Earl J. Jones on July 26, 1958 at the United Methodist Church in Equality, Il. She and her husband Earl owned and operated the Earl Jones Funeral Home and Ambulance Service for many years and worked at Wal Mart in Harrisburg for 20+ years before retiring. She was a member of the Equality United Methodist since she moved to Equality from Arkansas as a child. She was active in the church, attending services and serving on several committees as well as being the pianist and organist for many years. She was a 1944 graduate of the Equality High School and a founding member of the Equality All School Reunion Committee, where she served for many years. She also served on the Equality Salt Day Committee and Cardinal Park Committee. Sue was known for her kindness and amazing cooking abilities. She always supported her children and grandchildren by baking amazing cakes and pies to be sold in fundraising endeavors. Her desserts raised a lot of money over the years. It seemed like everyone wanted the cake Sue made. She liked to share her knowledge and was only a phone call away from giving cooking tips and sharing recipes. Sue’s legacy of cooking will live on in her daughter Treva and everyone who has a copy of the famous Equality Cook Book, as many recipes in there are hers. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather Ira Adams, husband Earl, their infant daughter Marilea, brother Luke O. Stuart Jr. and grandson Stuart Aud. She is survived by her children John B. Jones of Equality, Tracy (Barb) Jones of Shawneetown and Treva (David) Aud of Equality. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren Dr. Breck Jones, Adam (Whittney) Jones, Luke (Sarah) Jones, Josh Bourland, Briana (Keelin) Jones, Caleb Jones, Bryant Aud, Brooke Aud, Rebecca Bourland, Brantlea Jones, Brandon Jones and four great granddaughters Audree Bourland, Aiyla Voss, London “Indy” Jones and Finley Aud. Visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm and the funeral will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11 AM with Rev. Thad Galloway officiating. Visitation and funeral both will be held at the Equality United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery outside Equality. The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Equality United Methodist Church in memory of Sue. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Cox & Son Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangments

Celebration of Life for Leroy and Joan Venters

On June 26, 2017, our beloved Joan Venters, known affectionately as “Ma” passed into eternity, nearly 2 years after her husband Leroy “Pa” Venters.  Their lives left a rich and profound legacy in the hearts of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. On Friday, July 21st we will be holding a Celebration of their Life at Cox & Son Funeral home in Ridgway at 6:00 pm.  The family will start receiving friends at 5:00 PM.  This celebration will be held by their son and daughter in law,  Dan & Pam Venters,  grandson Chad Venters and great grandson Levi Venters, giving us an opportunity to rejoice over this remarkable couple and the impact they made on their family and friends. All are welcome to attend as we share the light and love of Joan and Leroy Venters. Following the celebration we will be holding a reception at the American Legion, where finger foods and beverages will be served.  Please join us in honoring Joan and Leroy Venters, hearing stories about their lives, and remembering their legacy of love. 

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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