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James L. Patterson | 84 | Virden

James L. Patterson, 84, formerly of Carrollton passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at Sunrise Manor in Virden. He was born Jan. 4, 1938 in White Hall the son of Dr. Joseph Hume and Sophia Marie Coates Patterson. He married Mary Frances McCollister on April 27, 1957 in White Hall and she preceded him in death on December 22, 2017.

He is survived by his children, Melinda Miner of Springfield, Melissa (Tom) Martin of Roodhouse, Jamie Patterson of Columbia, MO, Andy Patterson of Auburn and Molly (Mike) Hensley of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lou Clark of Manchester; several nieces and nephews and his sister-in-law, Judi Humphrey of Paducah, KY. He was preceded on death by three brothers, Charles Patterson, Gene Patterson and Tom Patterson and three sisters, Theo Spangenberg, Joan Powell and Fannie Patterson.

Mr. Patterson retired from Olin in Alton. He enjoyed harness racing, gardening, and tending to his roses. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Illini fan.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with burial at White Hall Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greene County Fair. Condolences may be left online at

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