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Emma Belle Elliott

March 10, 1930 — August 17, 2019

Herrin- Emma Belle Elliott, age 89, of Herrin, passed away at 7:39am on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at her daughter’s home in St. Peters, Missouri.

Emma was born in Bush, Illinois on March 10, 1930, the daughter of Oscar and Carrie (Inchcliff) Whitecotton. She married Fred Junior Elliott in Herrin on August 10, 1946. He preceded her in death on February 5, 1975. 

Prior to her retirement, Emma had worked at various restaurants, including Big Daddy’s in Herrin, and as a cook at the VA Hospital in Marion.  She loved her family and friends, and was crazy about her little dog “Squeak”.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law- Cathy and Doug Briscoe of St. Peters, MO

Brother- Roy and Gladys Whitecotton of Herrin

Nieces and Nephews- Ron and Marlene Whitecotton of Herrin

     Rex and Kay Whitecotton of Highland

     Lonnie and Cindy Sadler of Murphysboro

     Joe and Lynn Sadler of Herrin

     Vicky Craig of Colp

     Harvey and Sue Howell of Carbondale

     Joey and Faye Howell of Hurst

     Gary and Doris Elliott of Pine, AZ

     Joanie and Mil Andrich of Perris, CA

     Sue O’Neill of Tucson, AZ

Several Great Nieces and Great Nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters- Mae Shelton, Dorothy Whitecotton, Virginia Sadler, and Ethel Jeffrey, three nieces- Phyllis Caraker, Barbara Smith, and Betty Clerk, and three nephews- Terry Barnett, Larry Elliott, and Jerry Whitecotton.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Rev. Don Colson will officiate. Burial will follow at Blairsville Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 11am-1pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

201 S 13th St, Herrin, IL 62948

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