PICAYUNE — Merle Eugene “Gene” Grubb, 69, of Springfield, Ill., passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on March 31, 1943 in Springfield, the son of Merle Edward and Betty Jane Dilbeck Grubb. He married Marjorie L. Beard. Gene was a Senior Electrical Mechanical Engineering Designer for Hanson Engineers for the past fifteen years. His many projects were the Daliman Four Power Plant, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and worked as a civil service engineer for six months after Katrina in Mississippi. He was a member of the Church of St. Jude and K of C Council in Rochester, Ill. He was past president of the Lincoln Landers Chapter of Family Motor Coach Association. He was a past police officer and past mayor of Riverton, Ill. Survived by: his wife Marjorie Workman-Grubb; two sons, Kenneth Grubb (Carla) of Springfield and Nicholas “Nick” Grubb of Bloomington, Ill.; daughters Lisa Grubb of Australia, Robin Grubb-O’Grady (Shawn)of Locke, N.Y., and Elizabeth Grubb Sullivan (Kevin) of Bloomington; two step-children, Jerry Workman of Picayune, Miss. and Heather Workman Whitmore (David) of Pawnee, Ill., eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Visitation will be on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Church of St. Jude in Rochester. The Reverend R. Dean Probst officiating with burial in the Rochester Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Please visit our on line obituaries at www.wilsonparkfuneralhome.com
Richard Arlan Smith
Richard Arlan Smith, 80, passed away December 6, 2013, at his home.
He was born on January 25, 1933, in the Byrd’s Chapel Community.
He graduated high school in 1951 from McNeill High School, McNeill, Miss.
Herberta Louise Randolph Holland
Herberta Louise Randolph Holland, 97, a recent resident of Picayune, Miss., passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at Millbrook Gardens Assisted Living Home.
Ivan Christopher “Chris” Seal
Ivan Christopher “Chris” Seal, 38, of Bear Creek passed away Monday, December 2, 2013.
Joji Tomei, 88, of Carriere, Miss., passed away Monday, November 25, 2013.
Visitation will be held Saturday December 7, 2013 at Picayune Funeral Home beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon with a short memorial service directly after.
Rebbie F. Smith
Funeral Services for Rebbie F. Smith, 87, of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Darrell Luther Mitchell
Graveside services for Darrell Luther Mitchell who passed away December 2, 2013 at 89 years old, born January 27, 1924, will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013, at New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune, Miss., at 2 pm for family and friends.
Donald Ray Combs
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes…” — Revelation 21:4
Donald Ray Combs, 70, of Edmonton, Ky., passed away Friday, November 29, 2013, at the NHC Healthcare Facility in Glasgow. Born in Glasgow, he was a son of the late Rex and Laverne Greer Combs. Donald Ray was employed in construction and building maintenance and he was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Challen Reece O’Meara
Funeral Services for Challen Reece O’Meara , 52, of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial Services for Catherine McVaugh, 88, of Picayune, Miss., who passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, will be held Friday, December 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Sheryl Faye Ledet
Memorial Services for Sheryl Faye Ledet, 65, of Carriere, Miss., who passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 12 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
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