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Blue Funeral Home - Goreville
Monday December 20th, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Blue Funeral Home - Goreville
Monday December 20th, 2021

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Barbara Lou Carroll

Barbara Lou Carroll, age 93, of Goreville, Illinois, passed away at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at her home in Goreville, Illinois, surrounded by loved ones.

Barbara was born December 12, 1927 in Saline County, Illinois, a daughter of Clint and Geneva (White) Jones. She married the love of her life, William M. "Bill" Carroll on October 05, 1947 in Folkston, Georgia. Together, with her husband, they owned and operated the Carroll Food Market in Goreville since 1971. He preceded her in death on August 23, 2010.

Mrs. Carroll was a woman of faith and a devout Christian. She deeply loved her family, especially treasuring her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and watching them grow up.

She is survived by two sons, William C. "Bill" Carroll (Peggy) of Goreville and Steve L. Carroll (Mary Beth) of Goreville, IL; four grandchildren, Tara Silvestri (Vic) of Brentwood, TN, Steve W. Carroll of Goreville, IL, Clinton Carroll of Goreville, IL, and Megan Carroll (Jack Hope) of Kansas City, MO; her Great-grandchildren, Sophia, Victor, John, Ty, and River; Brother- John L. Jones (Kay) of Goreville; and three sisters-in-law, Jean Doudy of Daytona Beach, FL, Jeanette Philmon of Atlanta, GA, and Gwen Jones of Orlando, FL. She is preceded in death by her husband, William M. "Bill" Carroll; her parents, Clint and Geneva Jones; and three siblings, Betty Proctor, Bob Jones, and Jim Jones.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Monday, December 20, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 20, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. Todd Greiner officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Goreville. Blue Funeral Home - Goreville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Deepest condolences to the entire Carroll family from the Haughts.

Richard Haught Jr Dec 20 2021 6:27 PM

Bill and Steve , I'm so sorry for your loss. I still remember you guys.

Don and Mary McNail Dec 16 2021 7:25 PM

Bill and Steve, sorry for your loss. Both your mom and dad were a significant influence on me and appreciate all they did for me. While I have not lived in Goreville for a few decades, I still remember their willingness to always help me when I needed it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family,

Ray and Jenn Kirby Dec 16 2021 8:36 AM

Billie and Steve, we are so sorry for your loss.
Jerry and Angie Lindsey

Jerry and Angie Lindsey Dec 15 2021 5:08 PM

What a fine lady, Barbara and Bill were such a wonderful addition to the Goreville community, always considered them as friends, sorry for your loss.

Mike and Dorain Lingle Dec 15 2021 7:32 AM

Linda and I loved Barbara very much. She and Bill were so special to us. I know they are together with our parents, grandparents and other loved ones in the loving presence of our LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. We send our prayers and love to the family.
3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also". John 14:3 ESV .

Bob & Linda Proctor Dec 14 2021 4:51 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have known this precious lady since I was a little girl. I grew up in Goreville and lived there till I married and left. My dad is still there but my mom passed a few years ago. Barbara was always such a kind and sweet lady every time we went to the store. She always spoke to us and asked about the family. She will definitely be missed. Continued prayers and thoughts for your family🙏🙏

Patricia Perry Dec 13 2021 12:08 AM

I am so so sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady, she holds a special place in my heart, there will never be a sweeter person than her and there for me at my worst point. Her and Bill were wonderful to me and my girls, sorry I can't be there but I'm there with her in my thoughts and prayers. Love you BarbarA 🌹🌹

Jane Runge Dec 12 2021 11:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Carroll

Jane Runge Dec 12 2021 11:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Carroll

J. P. Watkins Dec 12 2021 5:28 PM

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