February 16, 1932 ~ January 24, 2023

Born in: Seminary Township, IL
Resided in: Smithboro, IL


Doris Sugg, 90, of Smithboro, passed away January 24, 2023, at the Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL.

Doris was born February 16, 1932, in Seminary Township, Fayette County, IL, the daughter of Curtis Leo and Fern Irene (Bone) Smith. She married Lloyd Marion Sugg in Wisetown, IL, on June 2, 1950. They were married for 64 years, before he preceded her in death.

She graduated from Pocahontas High School, married Lloyd and began a family. She worked side by side on the farm with her husband. She was right out there with him on the tractor, in the field, raising livestock and chasing them down when they got out. She was a hard worker, down to earth, and did what she had to do to survive and provide for her family, a lesson learned from coming out of the depression. Later, after the children were raised, she began her own business of building parade floats, which she ran for many years. She also ran a costume shop at the same time as her float business, as well as overseeing many Queen pageants. She enjoyed keeping busy and being outside as much as possible. Some of her favorite things to do were painting pictures, enjoying her Koi fish pond, and showing her Doberman Pinchers in dog shows, where the dogs won many ribbons. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Melvin Smith.

She is survived by her children, Bradley (Susan) Sugg of Greenville and Deborah (Larry) Mullen of Greenville; grandchildren, Tiffany (Chad Wheatley) Sanders of St. Louis, MO, Timothy Mullen of Harrisburg, IL, Ryan (Jessie) Sugg of St. Louis, MO, Brennan (Morgan Coleman) Sugg of St. Louis, MO., and great grandson, Leo Sugg of St. Louis, MO.

Visitation: 11:00 am – 12 pm, Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the First Baptist Church, 218 E. South St., Greenville, IL 62246.

Funeral: 12 pm., following the visitation, with Rev. David Bilyeu, officiating.

Burial: Mt. Auburn Cemetery, following the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church, 218 E. South St., Greenville, IL 62246. The family asks that donations, to the church, be made in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts.

The family has entrusted Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville with the ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories or offer condolences to the family.


Visitation: January 28, 2023 11:00 am - January 28, 2023 12:00 pm

First Baptist Church (South Avenue, Greenville, Illinois)

South Avenue,

Funeral Service: January 28, 2023 12:00 pm

First Baptist Church (South Avenue, Greenville, Illinois)

South Avenue,

Burial: January 28, 2023 1:00 pm

Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Greenville

Greenville, IL 62246

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Doris Sugg's name.

First Baptist Church (Greenville)

218 E. South Ave.,
Greenville, IL

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  1. I met Doris almost 30 years ago at a dog show. Little did I know at the time it was one of the luckiest days of my life. She was the best friend I ever had and took me under her wing after a nasty divorce and went out if her way to help and support me every chance she could. She was an awesome lady and I as well as many others will miss her terribly.

  2. I really enjoyed talking to Doris and fixing her hair. She was a special lady. Always sweet and caring to me.

  3. Doris was a woman with many talents. I always enjoyed our conversations at Sugg family gatherings over the years. Rest in Peace.

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