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John Tolliver

veteranMar 13th, 1938 - Mar 10th, 2018

A private family ceremony was held.


   John H Tolliver, age 79, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

   John was born March 13, 1938, in Clay County, the son of Bruce and Ellen (Phillips) Tolliver.  He married Dorothy Holeman on April 21, 1977, in Clay City, and they have shared 40 years together.

   John served 3 years in the U.S. Navy, stationed on the USS Ticonderoga.  He lived in California at one time, and throughout life worked as a carpenter and contractor.  He also raised hogs and worked for FS and the Village of Louisville.  He was of the Baptist faith, a Master Mason, and a member of the Odd Fellows.  John enjoyed fishing and as an avid Cubs fan, took pride in seeing them win the World Series.

   He is survived by his wife: Dorothy Tolliver of Flora; 3 children: Mistie Urdaneta (Dr. Alfonso) of Salem, Scott Tolliver (Marla) of Salem, and Tom Griffy (Lina) of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother: Gene Tolliver of Flora.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Beverly Griffy; and grandson: Shane Lewis.

   A private family ceremony was held.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.  To share a condolence or memory, visit


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Franny Hundley Tolliver

March 13th

So very sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with all of the family. John was a great guy.

Elizabeth Ramsey

March 12th

Thinking of you. May God give you comfort.

Nancy Dehart

March 12th

So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Prayers

Travis & Jennifer Sanders

March 12th

So sorry for your loss. John was such a good man and will be missed by so many. I have you all in my prayers.

Bill and Robin Atwood

March 12th

Sorry to learn of his passing. Kindness and compassion were evident in the things he did.

Jerry & Carol Wood

March 12th

Thinking of you, Dorothy. John H was a good guy. Jerry always enjoyed seeing him. He had good memories from high school.

Pauline Frost

March 12th

Pinochle and euchre won't be the same without Johns smartness and fun personality. Prayers for his family and friends.

Carolyn Scott

March 12th

So sorry for your loss,Dorothy. Treasure the memories, they will bring you comfort

Billy & Candy Harrell

March 13th

Christie, Mistie, Scott, Jim & Linda, Sorry for your loss.

Janice Willison Embrey

March 13th

Dorothy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John H. He was a good man!

Rhesa Eckelberry

March 13th

Sending prayers to you, Dorothy. So sorry for your loss.

Larry & Pam Binnion

March 13th

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

betz & girls

March 14th

so sorry for you loss, Dorothy and family,we will miss him at the animal auctions

Steve and Betty Stanford

March 14th

Thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him. Fond memories of camping says.

Pat Greenwood

March 14th

I am so sorry for your loss. He always had a smile for me. God Bless.

Tom & Janice Brooks

March 14th

Our thoughts are with you Christy, Misty, and Scott.

Taylor Rhodes

March 16th

So sorry for your loss Dorothy! I'll miss him coming into IGA. I thought of you two as my "adopted" store grandparents. Prayers for your family.

Jimmy Johnson, McLeansboro

March 19th

So sorry for your loss. The world lost one of the Good Guys.



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Jim and Sarah Hayes
Kaaren and Maurice Bangert
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Jim and Brenda Thompson
Linder Family
John and Tammy Akes, Xenia, Il
James Fry
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Nancy Lewis
Scott Garrett & Family
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Kevin & Jana Henry
Larry Frost
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Jamie & Maria Farmer
Brad and Sarah Ausbrook
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Mike & Sharon Rinehart
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Larry & Pam (Sessions) Binnion
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