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Obituaries — 6-28-13

Ronald Crump

Ronald Crump, age 95, of Granite City, Ill., formerly of Lincolnton, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at University Nursing Rehab Center in Edwardsville, Ill. Ronald was born on July 7, 1917 in Avery County, a son to the late George and Jenny (Johnson) Crump.

On July 12, 1941, Ronald married Gladys Adams, the love of his life. He was a member of Cedarview General Baptist Church and the Teamsters in Granite City, Ill. Ronald had worked for Jerry’s Tires in East Alton, Ill. for many years. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Smith, Ruby McGinis, and Alta Davis.

Ronald is survived by his loving wife of seventy two years, Gladys Crump; two daughters, Sheila Moss of Smyrna, Tenn. and Patty (James) Moore of Florissant, Mo.; two brothers, Joe (Bobbie Sue) Caldwell and Ned (Nita) Caldwell both of N.C.; one sister, Sue (Allen) Carpenter of N.C.; two brothers-in-law, Charles (Eva Lee) Adams of Ga. and Lee (Barbara) Adams of Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Jennie McElroy and Bette Morrow both of Tenn.; three grandchildren, David Moss, Denise (Scott) Harms and Meredith Cook all of Tenn.; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Irwin Chapel in Granite City, Ill. with Pastor Cecil Cook officiating. Interment was held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Ill.

Memorials may be given to Cedarview General Baptist Church, 3716 Ruth Dr. Granite City, IL 62040.

Irwin Chapel served the Crump family.


Gail Bolick Sigmon

Gail Bolick Sigmon, 67, Maiden died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

A celebration of life service will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Martin’s Church, Maiden.  The family received friends Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home.  The interment will be at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Sigmon family.


Betty Helton

Betty Ruth Helton, 71, Newton died Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton with Rev Tim Shook officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Newton. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Friday from 1 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.at Burke Mortuary, Newton.

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Helton family.


Richard Thomas ‘RT’ Belcher

Richard Thomas “RT” Belcher, 85, formerly of Charlotte, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Belcher family.


Fred Gilliard

Fred Gilliard, 77, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.



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