James Michael Waggoner

James Michael Waggoner, 21, of Aviston, IL, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 near Germantown, Illinois.

James was born Oct 17, 1991 at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama to Jamie and Susan (nee Cannon) Waggoner; they survive in Aviston, Illinois.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by a sister, Sarah Waggoner of Aviston, IL; maternal grandparents, Carol & Frank Reynolds of Russellville, Arkansas and Doug & Carol Cannon of White Hall, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Mary Hollabaugh of Russellville, Arkansas and John Hollabaugh of London, Arkansas; maternal great-grandmother, Sue Culp of Russellville, Arkansas; paternal great-grandparents, JoAnn Couser of Russellville, Arkansas and Ted Waggoner of Belle Plaine, Kansas; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Evan Waggoner; paternal grandfather, Jim Waggoner; maternal great-grandparents, Harold Culp and D.C. & Lucy Cannon; paternal great-grandparents, Nancy Tull and T.A. Couser.

James graduated in 2010 from Central Community High School in Breese, Illinois where he was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Scholar Bowl, Football, and Track Teams and was currently enrolled in the Computer Science Program at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Illinois where he was named to the Dean’s List in spring of 2012. He was currently employed at Pizza Market in Breese, IL.

He was a member of Carlyle Christian Church, Carlyle, Illinois and he loved to play his guitar. James will always be remembered for being intelligent, witty, caring for others and loving his sister Sarah and his brother Evan.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012 and a funeral service will be held Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Shinn Funeral Service in Russellville, Arkansas.

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Aurilla May “Rill” Anthony

Aurilla May “Rill” Anthony, nee Counihan, 79, of Breese and formerly of Oneida, NY, died Friday, November 2, 2012 at Belle Plaine Nursing and Rehab Center in Belle Plaine, IA.

Mrs. Anthony was born May 27, 1933 in Plattsburgh, NY to Francis Edward and Virgie Iola (Elliott) Counihan; they preceded her in death.

She married Richard F. “Dick” Anthony on August 6, 1955 in Oneida, NY and he survives in Breese.

Also surviving are her children, Gail (David) Reese of Henderson, NV, Richard (Eileen) Anthony, Jr. of Rome, GA, Karen (Timothy) Jennings of Kansas City, MO, Edward (Angela) Anthony of Robins, IA, and Patricia Hayes of Collinsville; 10 Grandchildren, Andrea Reese, Janeen (Albert) Yang, Jeremy (Katie) Anthony, Jacleen Anthony, Faith (Cameron) Trammell, Emily Jennings, Stephanie Anthony, Michael Anthony, Katie Anthony, and Zander Hayes; 2 Great-Grandchildren, Julia Anthony and Cayden Trammell; and a brother, Frank (Kathy) Counihan of Boonville, NY.

Rill formerly worked at Foppe Insurance and the Clinton County Reading Link.

She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese, IL and Altar Sodality where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and on the Resurrection Choir.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in St. Francis Cemetery, Durhamville, NY.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese and again on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 9:15 to 10:00 am at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.

Memorials can be made to Mercy Hospice, 315 18th Ave, Hiawatha, IA 52233 or to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home and church.

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