Brandon Rhodes passed away in a car accident on June 8. He was 21 years old. Brandon loved to sing and had an amazing voice. He also loved spending time with his family and best friend, James. He loved to have a good time and was the life of the party. He is greatly missed by his family and friends. Since his life was taken so early and unexpectedly, and with funeral costs being quite high, we appreciate if you would consider participating in this benefit raffle.

The Benefit Raffle will take place the evening of Saturday, July 18. A variety of raffle items will be available in two tiers. There are three Big Ticket Raffle items (Tier 1), each of which will be raffled off individually, as well as numerous Tier 2 variety raffle items, with more added regularly. Thank you to all the people and local businesses who have already donated for this benefit raffle! All proceeds will go towards Brandon’s funeral expenses.

Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. To purchase tickets, please see contact information below.

Tier 1: Big Ticket Raffle items (to be raffled off individually): 

40” TV, donated by the family

Gas Grill, donated by Denis and Sally Caravella

44” Basketball Goal, donated by Frito-Lay

When you buy your tickets, please indicate “TV” for 40’ TV, “G” for gas grill or “B” for basketball goal

Tier 2: Current variety raffle items (to be raffled off separately from Big Ticket Raffle):

Gift Certificates:

1, hair services from Skye Thompson

1, hair services from Salon Meraki

1, shirt certificate from Salon Meraki

1, $50 certificate from Country Home Processing

2, oil change certificates from Rick’s Ashland

2, $50 certificate plus coffee mug from Road Ranger

2, one-year subscriptions to the Navigator Journal-Register

Gift Baskets:

1, Scentsy basket from Brittany Strean

1, Scentsy basket from Amanda Trusty

1, Doterra basket from Amy Winter

1 Home Decor basket


1, Stand Up Speakers

1, “Welcome” sign from Karen Van

1, “Porch” sign from Karen Van

When you buy your tickets, please indicate “Variety”

If you are interested in donating or purchasing raffle tickets, please contact Ilesha Gregory at 618-294-3642, Matt Rhodes via text at 618-302-3182, or stop by the Navigator Journal-Register office in Albion. 

***NEW items still be added!