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Raymond Addison Fish, 74, of Grand Chain, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at his home.

Raymond was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Woodstock. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. After his military service he moved to the Los Angeles, California, area and was an industrial cleaner. He later moved to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and was a farm hand and a computer specialist. Raymond was united in marriage with Joan Campbell on Apr. 1, 2000. They retired to Grand Chain in 2001 and operated a computer store, he and his wife Joan also ran the R & J Treasure Chest in Grand Chain. Raymond loved and was known for playing Santa Claus in the Karnak and Grand Chain communities and he was commonly known as Santa Claus.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Joan Stogsdill Campbell Fish; two sons, Jeffrey Fish of Baraboo, Wisconsin, and Jamie Fish of Hebron; stepchildren, Ronald (Beverly) Campbell of Metropolis, Cynthia McConnell of Woodstock, Mark and Lori Campbell of Mesa, Arizona, Coleen and Sean Nolan of Boscobel, Wisconsin; three sisters, Jane Fish, Donna Fish and Barb (Oscar) Garza; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Don and Jane Robinson Fish; one brother, Al Fish.

Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Raymond Addison Fish will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at the Ohio Chapel Church in rural Grand Chain. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour Saturday at the church. Tammy Horn will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Ohio Chapel Cemetery with Full Military Rites accorded by the United States Army Burial Detail Team and area veterans.

To leave an online message for the family you can also visit our website at www.wilsonfuneralhome1928.com.

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Robert E. Coffel Jr., (Bob) age 61 years, of Metropolis, and formerly of Sesser, passed to his heavenly home on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. while surrounded by his loving family.

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Ambus Whittaker Bradley Jr., 84, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital with his family by his side.

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Reuben W. Maess, 97, of Brookport, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. Reuben was born on June 28, 1923, the son of Henry George and Anna L. (Wemhoener) Maess. He married Vida Mae Kickasola on March 10, 1945, and they shared 73 years o…

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Clara Emily Jackson, 90, was born July 24, 1930, in a log cabin outside Murray, Kentucky, to William and Mary Hutchens. She passed peacefully from this life into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family.

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Genevieve May, 86, of Metropolis, passed away at midnight on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Annie Gladys Brown Gentry, 93, of Metropolis, went to her heavenly home at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, from Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Dec. 19, 1927, in Savannah, Tennessee the daughter of John H. and Cora Lee Brown. She married Frank Gentry on Septem…

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Merna Mae Shepler, 92, of Metropolis, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at the Metropolis Nursing and Health Care Center. Merna Mae Henson was born to Henry and Nana (Throgmorton) Henson on Feb. 14, 1928, in Metropolis. She married Arthur Shepler on Dec. 10, 1949, at the home of…

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Janice Elaine Ashmore Thompson, 75, of Golconda, died Jan. 4, 2021, at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. Arrangements were incomplete at Aly Funeral Home of Golconda.

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Virgil L. Thomas, 87, of Metropolis, died at 7:34 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at the home of his son.

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Bertis J. Foster, 95, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at his home in Metropolis.

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Charles L. Greer, 73, of Galatia, formally of the Cypress area, passed away Monday December 28, 2020, at his residence in Galatia.

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Christine McCall, 100, of Metropolis, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Morjorie Sue Shockley Mahoney left this world to join the heavenly choir at 1:45 p.m. December 21, 2020. She left this life while a resident at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. Sue was born October 14, 1935, as the eldest child of Loy and Martha Chancey Shockley at …

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Dempsey Sawyers, 71, of Metropolis, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital.

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Dan Brinker, 70, of Brookport, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020, at West Tennessee Healthcare in Martin, Tennessee.

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James Mitchell (Jimmy) Greer, 73, of Belknap passed away at 7:12 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at his son’s home in Paducah, Kentucky, with his family by his side.

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Rodger E. Harris, 76 of Metropolis, formerly of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020, at his home.

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Mary Jo Phillips, 87, of Brookport, passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Eric Alexander, 52, of Brookport, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Cindy Dunevant-Ervin, 56, of Metropolis, formerly of Belleville, passed away at 4:26 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2020, at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Harlene Carol Wiseman Childress, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 9, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Harlene was born January 17, 1938, to Hartley and Mignon Kotter Wiseman, the fourth child of seven. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Massac County unti…

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Betty Lou Hankins, 91, of Metropolis, passed away on December 10, 2020, at Baptist Health Paducah in the Heart Unit. She was born November 18, 1929, in Ewing to Caleb and Chloe Lowry.

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Nancy J. Henson, 64, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at her home.

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Wilma Laverne Belford, 90 of Metropolis, passed away at 4:36 a.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Zelma Inez (Trimble) Norwood, 90, of Metropolis, passed away at 6:48 a.m. Monday, November 30, 2020, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Tommy Gentry, 63, of Metropolis, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2020, at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Kay McCandless Dunn, 67, of Metropolis, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at her residence.

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Edna “Pauline” Morris, 92, of Calvert City, formerly of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020, at Spring Creek Healthcare.

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Russell Gene Adams, 86, of Mt. Auburn, passed away at 3:29 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020, at his home in Mt. Auburn.

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“Home is the sailor, home from the sea,

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Frances Elam, 89, of Metropolis, passed away at 3:58 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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William Bradley “Brad” Reynolds, 80, of Paducah, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2020, at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Carolyn Sue Neely, 83, of Brookport, Illinois, passed away at 7:46 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, Illinois.

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