James “Pud” Randolph, 87 of Golconda, passed

away on April 21,

2021, at Southgate Health Care Center

in Metropolis.

Pud was born

Aug. 16, 1933, to

Elmer and Ethel (Rigor) Randolph

in Pope County. He

ran Poncho’s Body Shop in Metropolis

for several years

before moving to Golconda. He was an avid Volkswagen enthusiast and horse-back rider. In 1966, he was one of

the original founders and helped cut most

of the trails for the Nine Day Trail Ride.

Pud is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons, Nick (Cathy) Randolph and Tony Randolph; stepchildren, Helen (Beecher) Williams, Frank (Ellen) Conci, Jan Conci, and

Carmen Conci;

one sister, Wanda Crabb; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded

in death by his

parents, Elmer and Ethel Randolph,

sister, Novita Larson; and two brothers, William Randolph, Robert Randolph;

and daughter-in-law, Kim Randolph.

Memorials may be given to Sulphur Springs Cemetery c/o Kelly King, 23 Bushwack Cutoff

Road Golconda, IL 62938.

Aly Funeral Home

of Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.

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