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Craig Allen Bles – Theodore N. Headley Jr.

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Craig Allen Bles

Craig Allen Bles

A Memorial Service for Craig Allen Bles of Winfield, formerly of Elsberry will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Alan Calkins pastor of Star Hope Baptist Church in Elsberry, will officiate.

Mr. Bles, 37, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2012 at his home in Winfield. Born Feb. 7, 1975 in Peoria, IL, he was the son of Joseph W. and Mary Sue Gobart Bles. He was blessed with one daughter, Amanda Helen.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Bles.

Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Bles of Elsberry; and parents, Richard and Mary Lindley of Elsberry. He also leaves one step-sister, Corey Lindley of Dupo, IL; one step-brother, Thomas Glenn Lindley, Sr. of Elsberry; other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Family of Craig Bles in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at

Theodore N. Headley Jr.

Theodore N. “Ted” Headley, Jr., age 55, of Coulterville, IL, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at 3:35 p.m. in Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, IL.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1957 in St. Charles, a son to Theodore and Beverly (James) Headley. On Dec. 18, 1982, he married Rose Marie Woodside in the First Baptist Church, Coulterville, IL and she survives. Mr. Headley was of the Baptist faith and attended Grace Church, Chester, IL. He was a truck driver for Parrish Trucking, Freeburg, IL for 17 years, a volunteer for the Coulterville Fire Department and an EMT for the Coulterville Ambulance service for many years. Ted enjoyed hunting, riding four wheelers with family and friends and was an avid NHRA Drag Racing fan.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Headley of rural Swanwick, IL; father, Theodore Headley of rural Swanwick, IL, formerly of Elsberry; a brother, Austin (Michelle) Headley of Pinckneyville, IL; mother-in-law, Alberta Woodside of rural Swanwick, IL; one uncle, Danny (June) James of Chester, IL; one aunt, Louella Eiskent of rural Swanwick, IL; two brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Theresa J. Headley; father-in-law, Rolland “Dale” Woodside; and grandparents, Austin and Violet James.

Funeral services will be held at the Winkle Baptist Church Activity Building on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Brother Jeff Downard officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Swanwick, IL.

Friends may call at Winkle Baptist Church Activity Building on Thursday, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation.

Pyatt Funeral Home, Coulterville, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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