EUELL DOC GRIFFITHS
95-year-old Euell “Doc” Griffiths of Sorento passed away Friday February 2 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 95-year-old Euell “Doc” Griffiths will be held today (Monday) at 11am at Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery.
THOMAS N. JOINER
Thomas N. Joiner, age 56 of Greenville, passed away Friday February 2 at his home. Memorial services for 56-year-old Thomas N. Joiner will be held today (Monday) at 1pm at Young Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family.
OLLIE O. SCHNECK
Ollie O. Schneck, age 88 of Greenville, passed away at 12:43 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2007, at Greenville Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Greenville with Rev. Charles Reed Officiating. Interment at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the New Douglas Cemetery. Visitation will be held on tonight (Monday) from 4-8 p.m. at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Bond County Senior Center or Greenville College.
Ollie Overa, the daughter of the late George Arthur and Mary Ellen (Maroon) Cruthis, was born March 28, 1918 on the Cruthis farm, Sorento. She grew up near Sorento and attended the local schools. Ollie helped on the family farm growing up, as well as doing housework. Ollie was the oldest of 4 girls, surviving are; Ruby Arndt of Sorento, Illinois, Opal Stiritz of Tucson, Arizona and Irene "Midge" Anderson of Oakdale, California.
Ollie was united in marriage to Arthur Henry Schneck on August 20, 1936 at the Court House in Greenville. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage before his passing on December 9, 1992. They were blessed with 4 children, Alvin G. who passed away at birth, Allen Dean who passed away in 1940 at age 2, William D. Schneck and wife Judy of Greenville and Wanda L. Mrs. Allen Blackburn of Sorento, IL.
Ollie was a loving grandmother to Rebekah Blackburn, James Allen Blackburn, Sarah Lee Elliott, William J. Schneck III and Randall C. Schneck. Great-grandmother to Nick Blackburn, Brittany Blackburn, Johnathon Elliott and Caitlynn Elliott. She was preceded in death by Julianne Marie Schneck, her granddaughter.
Ollie was a member of the Utlaut Hospital Auxillary, V.F.W. Auxillary, Bond County Senior Citizens Center, and her church the First Baptist Church of Greenville.
Memorials to the Bond County Senior Center or Greenville College.
DOROTHY M. BRITT GILLESPIE
Dorothy M. Britt Gillespie, age 89 of Greenville, passed away at 7:21 p.m. Saturday at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenville First United Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Watkins and Rev. Elmer Fenton officiating. Interment will follow in Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. tonight (Monday)at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
Dorothy Murle Britt, the daughter of Oscar Edwin and Lucy Vera Callison Britt, was born on November 23, 1917 in Pocahontas. She grew up there and attended the Pocahontas Schools graduating from Pocahontas High School in 1935. Following her marriage she helped her husband in Gillespie's Market for 8 years, then worked in the cafeteria at the Greenville Junior High for 22 years retiring in 1981.
Dorothy and Robert R. Gillespie were united in marriage on July 8, 1937 in Auburn Indiana and enjoyed over 61 years together and are the parents of 4 children. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1999. Dorothy is survived by three of their children: Jean, Mrs. Thomas Daugherty of St.Louis, Mo, Robert R. (Karen) Gillespie of Port Isabel, Texas, formerly of Jerseyville, Il, and William R. (Peggy) Gillespie of Bonne Terre, Mo, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, 8 step grandchildren, 14 step great grandchildren, and 5 step great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Oscar E. Britt Jr. of Pocahontas, and two sisters, Margaret L. Brown of Greenville and Marian M. Marcoot of south of Greenville.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, their son James B. Gillespie, and twin sisters Vera and Verda Britt at birth.
Dorothy has been an active member of her church, the Greenville First United Methodist Church. Memorials to Parkinson's Foundation or the First United Methodist Church
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