Jackie Lynn Vawters Obituary- 1952-2018

Source: Rockford Register Star  4/9/2018


William T. (Cooley) Clark – 1997 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star July 21, 1997

Nimrod Lionell “Pops” Pearson – 2015

Nimrod Lionel Pearson

Source: Rockford Register Star Oct. 4, 2015

Beckum, Clarence Leroi “CJ”

Died Feb. 3, 2015, at Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital in Glendale Heights, IL after a sudden illness.

Married Danielle Daily, 2 sons.

Self-employed sports official, member Illinois High School Association, Fox Valley Official Association, Blackhawk Official Association, and Fox Valley Blues Umpires Association.

U.S. Army veteran of Gulf War.

Graduate Boylan Catholic High School, class of 1998.

Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, Providence Baptist Church; Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Source: Rockford Register Star Feb. 13, 2015


Hempstead, Homer

Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Chidester, Arkansas; the son of Barney and Cora Hempstead.

Lived in Rockford since he was 17.

Married Mildred “Wee Wee” Williams in Rockford, 1948.

employed as molder by Gunite Foundry many years

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in WWII.

Member Bethel Baptist Church.

Died Jan. 20, 2015 in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home; Bethel Baptist Church, Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/29/2015

Smith, Willie Lee

Born April 22, 1950 in Hermondale, MO, son of Edward and Erma Smith

Graduate Caruthers High School

Came to Rockford 1974

Served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army

Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Sunset Memorial Gardens

Source: Rockford Register Star December 19, 2013