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Timothy Barker

Timothy B. Barker, age 69 of Shawneetown died on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.  Tim was born in Shawneetown on December 7, 1944 to Cecil Auple Barker and Alice Jewell (Oliver) Barker West.  Tim served his country in the United States Navy which he was very proud.   He had retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation Highway Dept.  He loved to fish and be outside but mostly loved his Ford Trucks and keeping them clean and shiny.  He was a very social person loving to be around his friends and family.  He was a good father, grandfather, son, brother and friend and will be missed.

Tim is survived by his mother, Alice Jewell Barker West of Shawneetown, a son Timothy Barker Jr., of Pensacola, FL, 2 daughters, Kimberly (Joe) Morano of Lyons, IL, and Tee Barker of Romeoville, IL, 6 grandchlidren Brandon, Alicia, Tim, Austin, Maria and Nick.  5 Great Grandchildren.  2 brothers, Gary Barker SR. of Shawneetown and Rodney (Annis) Barker of Shawneetown, and a sister Helen Powell of Shawneetown.   He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Mike and a grandson, Dustin.

Visitation for Tim will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown.  His funeral will immediately follow starting at 2:00 PM at the funeral home on Tuesday.  His interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown with military rites provided by the Ridgway American Legion/VFW and military honors team from Marion. 

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Shawneetown American Legion in his memory.

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

Neal Bryson

Theodore Neal Bryson, age73 longtime resident of Shawneetown, died peacefully on April 17, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.  Neal as most knew him was born in the Eagle Creek Community in Gallatin County on April 21, 1940 to the late Neal and Frances (Parker) Bryson.  He served his country in the Army from 1958 to 1960.  On March 31, 1962 he married Shirley (Joiner ) Bryson.

Neal worked and retired from being a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Coal Mines.  He was a member of the UMWA and the Operating Engineers.  Neal loved to tinker with things and could build or fix almost anything.  He loved the outdoors and liked to hunt but his passion in later years was golfing and he spent a lot of time at the Edgewood golf course in Sturgis KY where he was a member with his buddies.  Neal was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed by the community.

Neal is survived by his wife of 52 years Shirley of Shawneetown, a daughter, Kimberly Bryson of Shawneetown, a son Neal William Bryson of Racine, WI, 4 grandchildren, Amber, Jada, Amy and Jacob Bryson and 2 great grandchildren, Blake and Damon McCormick.  He is also survived by 2 brothers, Emile (Lynn) Bryson of Jacksonville, IL and James (Geneva) Bryson of Tamarac, FL, 3 sisters, Dorothy Hewitt of Harrisburg, IL, Berneda Young of Wittman, AZ and Velda (David) Pearce of Carmi, IL.  He was preceded in death also by sisters, Margaret Baldwin, Rita Carmen and Rae Wolfal and a brother Tommy Bryson.

Visitation for Neal will be on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown.  His funeral will also be on Monday immediately following the visitation starting at 2:00 PM.  Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate and interment will follow in the Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown with military rites by the Ridgway American Legion/VFW and Honors Military team from Marion.

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

Hilda Dolson

HILDA M. DOLSON, 91, died peacefully after an extended illness on April 8, 2014, at Saint Anne Home, in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born to Luther and Bertha (McDonald) Sanders on October 17, 1922. She graduated in 1940 from Ridgway High School. She was married on November 1, 1942 to Robert V. Dolson, Sr who preceded her in death (February, 1991). For the last 18 years she has been a resident of Fort Wayne after residing for much of her life in Indianapolis, IN. Hilda was a member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne.

Her greatest joy in life was being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Hilda is survived by her children, Robert Jr.(Sue) Dolson, of Loudon TN.; Joan E. (Ron) King of Fort Wayne, IN; and Christopher (Becky) Dolson of Madison WI. She had 5 grand children – Kirk (Kristin) Dolson, Kristin (Chris) Henry, Nathan King, Daniel (Katherine Tompkins)Dolson, and Melissa (Josh) Lazare.  She also had 5 great grandchildren – Zachary, Luke, and Camryn Dolson - Caitlin, and William Henry. She was preceded in death by a daughter Christine, her beloved brother Debs Sanders and sister-in-law Leona ; step brother Burl Sanders and sister-in-law Juanita and a brother lost at sea in WW II CM Sanders.

Visitation for Hilda will be on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 11:00 AM until 12 noon.  Her funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Her son Dr. Chris Dolson will preside over her service and interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Cottonwood next to her husband and daughter.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Blackhawk Church Memorial Fund in Madison WI or Saint Anne Home, Fort Wayne IN.

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Curt Richardson

Curtis Richardson, age 69 longtime resident of New Haven, IL died on April 2, 2014 surrounded by his family in the Hamilton County Nursing and Rehab.  Curt was born in New Haven on October 21, 1944 to the late Louis and Rada (Carney) Richardson.  He did many jobs thoughout life from Truck driving, to working on farms.  He loved the outdoors especially Hunting and Fishing.  Curt was a good hearted person and loved to be around his family and friends.  He will be missed.

Curt is survived by 3 daughters, Carol (Darrin) Upton, Kellie Richardson and Shellie Cannon all of New Haven.  3 brothers, Kenny of McLeansboro, Jim of New Haven and Doyle of West Salem, Il. 1 sister, Margaret Bowers of McLeansboro and 5 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother Donnie Richardson.

Per his request, Curt will be cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.

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

Chrisandra Williams


Chrissy was an amazing person who had a heart of gold and a smile that would captivate your heart. She never met a stranger and considered many a friend. At the time of her death she was a resident of Shawneetown, IL ; however, she lived 20 years in Eldorado, IL and was originally from Hardin County, IL. She was a wonderful mother and very proud of her only child, PVT Dustin H. Williams (USMC). He was her life and she couldn't wait to see him become on a Marine, unfortunately she never got to see it. She was a loving Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Niece and Friend. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather William “Dude” Lampert, of Cave-n-Rock, IL ; maternal grandmother Kathryn “Peggy” Oneal Harrelson of Ridgway, IL ; Maternal Grandfather John Krikie, of Ridgway; Uncle Jimmy Krikie, Sr of Ridgway; Great Uncle “Mugg” Lampert of Hardin County; Great Uncle William Oneal of Ridgway; Great Aunt and Uncle Jim Bob and Margie Oneal of Ridgway; Great Aunt Hazel Krikie Oneal of Ridgway; Great Aunt Geraldine Oneal of Ridgway; Cousin, Chelsea Potts of Eldorado; Great Aunt and Uncle Pos and Beulah Harrelson of Shawneetown; Great Aunt and Uncle Lillian and Harliss Johnson of Ridgway; Great Aunt and Uncle Pearl and Ken Evitt of FL; Great Aunt Beth Nelson of FL; cousin, Daryll Daymon; Great Uncle Glenn Kenreck , Randall Kenreck, and Jim Kenreck of Hardin County; Great Aunt Wanda Grace of AZ; Father-n-law Bill Williams of Eldorado; and Brother-n- Law David Williams of Eldorado. She is survived by her son, PVT Dustin H. Williams, of Eldorado; Father and Step-mother, Dennis and Carmen Lampert of Broughton; Mother, Mary Krikie Stone of Shawneetown; Sister and Brother-n-Law, Tami and Wes Jackson of Norris City; Step-Sister, Chris Ann and Rich Cox, of Ridgway; Loving Ex- Husband, Doug “Shag” Williams of Eldorado; Grandmother, Sally Kenreck Lampert Owen of Dale; Grandfather (101 years old) Carroll “Smokey” Harrelson and wife Joan of Carterville; Great Aunt and Uncle Ivan and Stella Lampert of Harrisburg; Great Aunt and Uncle Thetna and Bob Hughes of Cave-n- Rock; Great Aunt Marie Oneal of Ridgway; Great Uncle Ray Oneal of Ridgway; Mother-n-Law, Mildred Williams, of Eldorado; Sister-n-Law, Terri Williams of Equality; Brother-n-Law Patrick Williams of Eldorado; 4 nephews, Stetson Baker, Hunter Jackson (Harrisburg), Jacob Smith, and Levi Gabbard Williams; 6 nieces, Shelby Baker, Harley Jackson, Kathryn Brailey Jackson, Carrie Mae Smith, Rita Williams and Danielle Williams; Aunt and Uncle Carroll and Debbie Harrelson of Ridgway; Aunt and Uncle Hazel and Jerry Potts of Eldorado; Aunt and Uncle June and Darwyn Daymon of Cave-n-Rock; Cousins include: Amy Harrelson Young and family, Gary and Tonya Potts and family, Jerry Lee Potts and family, Greg Krikie and family, Jimmy Krikie and family, Shane and Darlene Winters and family, Jeff and Denise Jones and family, Desirae Daymon and family, Justin Daymon and family, Mark and Tiffany Golden and family, Jeff Golden and family, Cindy and Gary Roderick and family, Becky Steele Bradley and family, Lori Lampert Prince and family, Michelle Lampert and family, Deneen Lampert and Family, Mike Lampert and family, Marty Lampert and family, Cindy Madden and family, Rick and Barb Hunt and family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado at 11:00 AM with Dennis Robison officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the “Hope for Chrissy” fund and can be left at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net