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Carolyn Ann Pierce Little of Du Quoin

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    Carolyn Little

updated: 9/22/2020 8:55 AM

Carolyn Ann Pierce Little, 78, of Du Quoin, passed away at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at the Sunshine Gardens Assisted Living in Marion, Illinois.

Carolyn was a customer service representative at the Du Quoin National Bank for several years. She also worked for several years in Health Services at SIU. Carolyn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Du Quoin.

She was born April 16, 1942 at Du Quoin, Illinois, the daughter of Willard and Josephine (Provenzano) Gillis.

She married Vernon Little on June 21, 2012 at Troy, Illinois and he preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 2018.

She is survived by three children, Nancy (David) Havens of Atlanta, Texas, David (Kelly) Pierce of Marion, Illinois and Jay (Courtney) Pierce of Gillette, Wyoming; one brother, Grady (Vicki) Gillis of Lovelock, Nevada; seven grandchildren, Kristen (Bradley) Coats, Melissa (Isaac) Davison, Devon Pierce, Ian Pierce, Whitney (Luke) Eaton, Kevin Pierce and Andrea (Jeff) Shively; and four great-grandchildren with another one on the way.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and one son, John Pierce.

Private family graveside services will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at the Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin with the Rev. Joe Wagner officiating.

Friends are invited to make memorials in Carolyn's name to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. These will be accepted at the funeral home.

Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin is in charge of arrangements.

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