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Terry L. Simpson, 61 of Gillespie, passed away on May 28, 2023, in Montgomery, Alabama, while on vacation with his wife, Denise. He and his twin brother were gifted in birth on September 23, 1961, in Waverly, Tennessee to Truman and Frances Lampley Simpson and was preceded in death by them as well as their biological mother, Imogene Thomas Etheridge. 

Terry attended grade school at Glenview Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee until age 10, then moved to McEwen, Tennessee and attended McEwen Grade School, and graduated from McEwen High School. After high school, Terry attended Nashville Technical Institute where he received his Associate’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and attended Auburn University for a year and a half before joining the Air Force. 

Terry was a proud veteran of the Air Force having served our country for 10 years. After his military service, he went on to work as a Land Surveyor with Coleman and Associates in Lexington, Tennessee, as well as at Walmart in Lexington, Tennessee and Carlinville. Terry was a member of the Church of Christ of McEwen, Tennessee, First Baptist Church, and Sand Ridge Baptist Church of Lexington, Tennessee. 

He was an avid Auburn fan and enjoyed attending Gillespie Miners’ sporting events. He also enjoyed golfing, playing Xbox, and fishing with his children. He was a huge Star Trek fan, and he was interested in researching his genealogy,  paranormal investigations, antiquing, and going to flea markets with his wife. 

Terry is survived by his wife of 34 years, Denise; his children, Opal (Chris) Azbill and Matthew (Amber Kreitzer) Simpson of Lexington, Tennessee, Nick (Miranda) Simpson of Parsons, Tennessee, and Erik (Shae) Simpson of Gillespie; 12 grandchildren, Daniel Rey, Jordan Lee, Ryan James, Skyler Brenda, Alayna Star, Alice Nicole, October Lilith, Caston James, Cambria Alice, Coheed Alexander, Darren Liam, and Madison Grace; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roger and Ona Agee; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jeremy Agee and Marissa Hair. He is also survived by his three brothers, Jeff (Joyce) Thomas, James (LaDonna) Thomas, and his twin Jerry Simpson; four sisters, Donna Martin, Gina Peck, Melissa (Bo) Herbison, and Debbie Lane; several nieces and nephews; as well as his best friends, Dale and Debbie Lockhart, Lisa Lovejoy and Angel Batista. 

A private ceremony was held on June 4th at the home of his son Nicholas (Miranda) Simpson in Parsons, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family or the Gillespie Football Boosters. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Gloria E. Frey

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Gloria E. Frey, 73 of Staunton, passed away at 12:40 PM on Friday, June 7, 2024, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. She was born December 23, 1950, the daughter of the late Will Henry and Jessie (Campbell) Frey.  

She had resided at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra for the past 12 years.

Gloria is survived by two sisters-in-law, Karen Frey of Staunton and Jane Frey of Elk Grove Village, IL, and five nieces and nephews, Kim Knoche, Joan Arrington, James Frey, Michael Frey, and Matthew Frey. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Robert Frey, and one niece, Melissa Frey.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 1:30 PM at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Glenda F. “Dado” Hester

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Glenda F. “Dado” Hester, 88 of Bunker Hill, died at Villa Rose Senior Living Community, Bethalto on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.  She was born December 14, 1935, in Trenton, KY to Henry Clay Green and Florence O. Armstrong Green.  

She married Royce H. Hester on May 17, 1959, in Trenton, KY.  He preceded her in death on July 17, 2020.  She was a homemaker.  Glenda was a member of the Country Bible Church.  

She is survived by her children, Melinda (Jeffrey) Bertels of Dorsey, Michael (Laurie) Hester of Bunker Hill, and Millie Hausman of Lee’s Summit, MO; grandchildren, Ashley (Clayton) Gill, Jordan Bertels, Shelby Hausman, Alec (fiancée, Katie Hartsock) Hester, Clay Hausman, and Paige Hester; and great-grandchildren, Jack Wilcox and Vivien Wilcox.  

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; sister, Juanita Price; and son in law, Matt Hausman.  

Friends may call on Monday, June 10, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Funeral services are Monday, June 10, 2024, at 12:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill.

Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.

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Ronald Hopper, 71 of Springfield, died in Springfield on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 8:05 am. He was born on July 19, 1952, in Jacksonville to Freeman Headen Hopper and Bernice Robertine Ranson. He married Yvonne Sorbie on July 14, 1990, in Springfield.  

Ronald was a 1970 graduate of Jacksonville High School. He was retired after having been a mechanic. Ronald enjoyed long-distance running and fishing.  

He is survived by his spouse, Yvonne Hopper of Springfield; children, Christy (Shawn) Shafer of Camby, IN and Nicholas Hopper of Boulder, CO; grandchildren, Elandra, Addison, and Ava, all of Indiana; sister, Cindy Lou (Rex) Gauges of Winchester; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William Hopper.  

No public services are scheduled. Memorials are suggested to donor’s choice. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

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