Steven Brian Cox, Robert L. Hendershot, Derek Stephen Miller

Steven Brian Cox

Steven Brian Cox, 62, of Petrolia, Illinois, died on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

He was a farmer.

Survivors include his children, Jessica New and Justin Cox; a brother, Joe Cox; and a half-sister, Melva Killion.

As per Steve’s wishes, cremation will take place with no formal services planned. Cunningham Funeral Home of Bridgeport is assisting the family.

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Robert L. Hendershot

Robert L. “Rob” Hendershot, 53, of Vincennes, passed away at his residence on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Rob was born March 10, 1964 in Vincennes, the son of J. R. “Bob” Hendershot and Bonnie Burgener Hendershot. Rob was a graduate of Lincoln High School and he worked as a stock clerk for Harold’s JC for over 37 years. He attended St. John United Church of Christ, formerly was a volunteer firemen, avid NASCAR fan, always rooting for Jeff Gordon. He loved the St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball, local sports, especially South Knox sports, and anything to do with stock car racing. He was an active volunteer at the Knox County Fair and he was a part time farm hand for Don Osborne Farm where he just loved being a part of the operations.

He is survived by his parents, J.R. “Bob” and Bonnie Hendershot; his brother, Mike Hendershot and his wife, Dina, of Wheatland; his niece and nephew, Kaylee Buchanan and her husband, Brock, and Cody Hendershot and his wife, Megan. He was thrilled when his great nieces were born, Addylynn Buchanan, Lainey Buchanan and was expecting his third Hendershot niece. He is also survived by several other family members.

Funeral services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St., with Rev. Lynn Marino officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

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Derek Stephen Miller

Derek Stephen Miller, 37, of Bicknell, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Derek was born June 19, 1980 in Vincennes, the son of Jeff and Luellen (Byrer) Miller. He married Melinda Smith on July 25, 2015. He was a contractor for Wolfe Construction. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he was a jack of all trades, loved to create, modify, build, remodel, fix and improve things. He was a member of the Flatlanders Motorcycle Club.

Derek is survived by his wife, Melinda Miller; children Journey, True and Emma; his mother, Luellen Miller; brothers, Jared Miller and his wife, Laura, of Whitestown and Nathaniel Miller of Evansville; his paternal grandmother Shirley “Shug” Miller of Freelandville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jeff; paternal grandfather, Dallas “Speed” Miller; and maternal grandparents, Eldon and Ethel Byrer.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. A private service will be held at a later date.

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Abbott, Caroldon L., died Sept. 8. Services: 11 a.m. today at Jenkins Funeral Home in Lyons. Burial: Prairie Chapel Cemetery in rural Lyons. Visitation: 9 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Lyons Fire Department, P.O. Box 52 Lyons, IN 47443, or the David Mullis Scholarship Fund. Condolences:

Dugan, Imogene L., died Sept. 1. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at Oaktown Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Oaktown Chapel. Condolences:

Hise, Luella Mae, died Sept. 10. Services: 7 p.m. today at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Burial: Salem Cemetery at a later date. Visitation: 4 p.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences:

Jordan, Lloyd Frank, died Sept. 2. Services: 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lafayette.

Murphy, Jerri Louise, died Sept. 11. Services: 1:30 p.m. CDT today at the Price Cemetery in Russellville, Illinois. Visitation: noon CDT until 1 p.m. CDT today at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Condolences:

Salter, Betty L., died Sept. 4. Services: 1 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Condolences:

Smallwood, Mickey Owen, died Sept. 10. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: May Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences:


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