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Sallie K. Fechtig
Sallie K. Fechtig, 89, of Mesa, AZ passed away at 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Springdale Village in Mesa, AZ. She was born August 24, 1924 in Niantic, IL the daughter of John F. and Lavada (Dockens) Kitch. Sallie married Ernest E. Fechtig on April 12, 1945 and he preceded her in death on February 26, 1982. She had retired as Vice President of Enfield Bank. Sallie was a member of Broadway Christian Church in Mesa and had previously attended First Christian Church in Carmi and Enfield Christian Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Lewis Greer of Gilbert, AZ; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lynda Fechtig of Mesa, AZ; two grandchildren, Tammy Jimenez and Angie Fechtig; three great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Josie Jimenez and Camden Allen; a sister, Eleanor J. Hall of St. Louis, MO; and a brother, Kenneth Kitch of San Francisco, CA. She was preceded in death a brother John F. Kitch, Jr. and a great-grandson, Dayton Underwood.
Funeral Services for Sallie K. Fechtig, 89, of Mesa, AZ will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Lewis Greer officiating. Burial will be North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gertie M. Rhein
Thomas Leroy Hannigan
Revis Lee Clark
Louis Edward Amos, Sr
Louis Edward Amos, Sr., 85, of Grayville, IL, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. He was born December 7, 1928 in Evansville, IN, the son of William and Irene (Leatherland) Amos. He was married to Margaret (Gibbs) Amos and she preceded him in death on February 13, 1912.
Louis retired from Whirlpool in Evansville. He was a World War II and Korean War Army Veteran. Memberships include VFW Post 4276 and the American Legion, both in Mt. Carmel, IL; Masonic Lodge Inod Temple in St. Louis, MO; and for many years he was a member of the Grayville Fire Department.
Survivors include sons Louis (Collien) Amos of Keensburg, IL, Lyndon (Peggy) Amos of Fairfield, IL; daughter Rosie (Steve) Greathouse of Albion, IL; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter Rebecca L. Amos; and son Warren Wesley Amos.
Visitation and funeral are Friday, March 7th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral at noon. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
William H. Hutcheson Jr.
William H. Hutcheson Jr. Age 64, a resident of Route 1 Broughton, Illinois passed away at 12:30am Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. William was a retired tire finisher at Continental General Tire in Mt. Vernon Il. He also was a member of the American Threshermans Association.
William is survived by his wife Hope Hutcheson of Broughton Il. 1 Son: Billy ( Andrea ) Hutcheson of Alto Pass Il. & 1 Step Son: Shawn ( Audra ) Richardson of Overland Park Kansas. A Daughter Tina ( Shawn ) Bond of Herrin Il. A Brother Jerry ( Lisa ) Hutcheson of Dale Il.& a Sister Virginia Erwin of Dale Il. & eleven Grandchildren also survive.
Jasper S. Chepely
H. Phil Pearce
Proud Marine, husband, father and grandfather, farmer, banker, politician, civic leader and life-long harness horse enthusiast H. Phil Pearce, 91, of Cloverland Farm, Hawthorne Township, White County, IL died Friday, February 28, 2014 at Hamilton Pointe in Newburgh, IN.
Phil was born January 3, 1923 at Carmi, IL, the son of Tice Albert Pearce and Helen Hanna Pearce.
Raised on the Hanna Family’s Cloverland Farm near Epworth, IL, Phil was an 18 year old sophomore engineering student at Millikin University of Decatur, IL, when he enlisted in the U S Marine Corps. Phil was signed up in the reserves and assigned to the Navy-Marine Corps V-12 program to continue his studies until he was called up to officer’s training. Phil spent six months as a Private at Miami (Ohio) University before going to Parris Island for Boot Camp. He graduated from the sole Marine Special Officer Candidate Course (SOCC) at Camp Lejeune, NC. Second Lieutenant Pearce was sent to join the U.S. invasion of Okinawa of April 1, 1945 as an infantry platoon leader. He went ashore as part of the 32nd draft, First Battalion, Fifth Regiment, First Division and was assigned to Baker Company. After days of heavy battle and massive casualties, Pearce’s Baker Company, along with Able and Charlie Companies, finally secured Hill 79 on June 21, 1945, after which Okinawa was officially declared secure. The 22 year old Pearce was awarded a Navy Cross for his heroism on May 11, 1945 at Wilson’s Ridge and Draw in the effort to take Shuri Castle.
Pearce was sent to China after the war’s end and returned to Cloverland Farm April 14, 1946 after being discharged from the Marine Corps and rejoining the Marine Reserve as a First Lieutenant that same day.
Upon his return stateside, Phil returned to Millikin to graduate with a degree in industrial engineering in the spring of 1947. He returned to White County where he operated the local Standard Oil bulk fuel plant and owned the Massey-Harris farm implement dealership. He was called to active duty in 1951 during the Korean War, which forced him to sell both the bulk plant and the implement dealership. He returned the final time to farm the family owned Cloverland Farm which was established in 1808 in Hawthorne Township. He eventually retired from the Marine Corps Reserves as a full Colonel.
Devoted to community service, he was a past commander of White County Post 3851, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Carmi, and a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. and Elks. He was President and Chairman of the Wabash Valley Association.
Also active in the business sector, along with managing a large farm, he was Past Chairman and longtime Board Member of the First National Bank of Carmi, Illinois, now known as FirstBank. He was also a Board Member and original investor in Elastec/American Marine in Carmi.
His abiding passion was for racing and breeding standard bred trotters and pacers. Racing under the green and white Cloverland Farm silks, he stood stallions, had as many as 70 broodmares, and raced primarily trotters throughout Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana. He eventually partnered with Buddy Simpson’s Fairfield, IL BattleShoe Farms with Phil handling the breeding and Buddy the training and driving. Phil served as Secretary/Treasurer and longtime active member of the Egyptian Colt Stakes, and as President of the Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association and the Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association. In addition, Phil followed the Hanna family tradition of serving on the Board of the White County Fair including long stints as Speed Superintendent and President. He also lent his expertise at building lightning fast racecourses to Midwest Harness and other area horse tracks.
Also active politically and a lifelong Republican, he served as President and Board member of the Big Prairie School District before unification and as the elected Hawthorne Township Supervisor for many years.
His family describes Phil as a most kind, generous and gentle man to whom family and community were of upmost importance.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carol (Winchester) Pearce. He is also survived by his daughter Drue Pearce and her husband Michael F G Williams of Anchorage, AK and Accokeek, MD, his stepchildren Charles Lynn Siegel and his wife Sandra of Evansville, Shannon Duncan and her husband Ron of Evansville, and Sherri Winchester of Frederick, MD. He had 7 grandchildren, Tate Hanna Pearce-Williams, Chris and Evan Siegel, Malynda Howard and her husband Pat, Alisha Duncan, Kyle Scales and Koltin Gibbons and three Howard great-grandchildren, Danny, Paige and Aiden.
Phil was preceded in death by his Mother, Helen Hanna Pearce, his father, Tice Albert Pearce, two daughters, Ann and Jill, with Julia Detroy Pearce from whom he was later divorced, his second wife, Wanda Chapman Pearce, and his Uncle, William Philip “Uncle Bill” Hanna.
The family would like to thank his many, many friends and colleagues for their generosity during Phil’s illness. Their thoughts and prayers sustained Phil and his family during his final weeks of life. Jeff Whitler, Kent Williams, Frank Musgrave, Kenny Winter, Dr. Jim Zieren, Jeff Bohleber, Gary Bartley, Jr., Brenda Ryder, and Laurie Frazier deserve special mention for their help and support. Thank you also to Father Ted Temple for his visits and prayers and to the nursing staff at Hamilton Pointe’s Unit 700 for their compassion. They include Rebecca, Faith, Josh, Julie, Jayne, Julea and Roshaun.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Big Prairie United Methodist Church in Hawthorne Township. Visitation will be at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, Illinois, Wednesday, March 5 from 4 – 8 PM and at Big Prairie Church after 9 AM Thursday. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Big Prairie United Methodist Church or Shriners Childrens Hospital of St. Louis and will be accept at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Henry Alan Haley
Henry Alan Haley, infant, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana.
He is survived by parents Todd and Sarah (Westfall) Haley; sister Niah Haley; grandparents Doug and Sheila Westfall, Jeff and Debbie Haley; great grandparents Virtus and Blanche Winter, Jon and Marilyn Westfall, and Pauline Beck; uncle Ben (Ashley) Westfall and children Nathalie, Chase and Kambrea; aunt Rachel (Brad) Attebury and children Eva and Raley; aunt Corey (Kort) Kays and children Karen, Karson and Kenley.
There will be no visitation and a private funeral service will be Tuesday with burial in White County Memorial Gardens
Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Velma M. Bryant
Velma M. Bryant, 94, of Carmi passed away at 6:45 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born in Concord, IL on February 9, 1920 the daughter of Oscar and Nancy (Lichtenberger) Rogers. Velma married John R. Bryant in Morganfield, KY on December 24, 1936 and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2007. She was a farm wife, a member of McHenry United Methodist Church and attended chapel services at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.
Velma is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Alice Bryant of Carmi; two grandchildren and their spouses, Brian and Sandra Bryant and Mary Ann and Adam Willis; and five great-grandchildren, Abbie, Isabelle and Eli Bryant and Mackenzie and Aidan Willis. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Lucy Turpin, Annabelle Stone, Helen Ferguson, Bessie Lipyanic and Edith Chastain and two brothers, Fred and Sonny Rogers.
Funeral Services for Velma M. Bryant, 94, of Carmi will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Steve McClure and Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made in Velma's memory to Wabash Christian Retirement Center and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.
Rebecca Wooten, 48, of Carmi passed away at 12:55 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2014 at her residence in Carmi. She was born October 29, 1965 in Eldorado, IL the daughter of Burtis Ray and Sharon Kay (Creason) Tarrence. Rebecca married Charles L. "Heavy" Wooten, Jr. on July 25, 1998.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Charles "Heavy" Wooten, Jr. of Carmi; her mother, Sharon Fletcher of Carmi; her father, Burtis Ray Tarrence of Herrin; a daughter and son-in-law, Dusty Nicole and David Edwards of Norris City; a son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Samantha Voelker of Carmi; two step-son, Danny Wooten of Norris City and Scotty and Angie Franklin of Eldorado; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jona Zanier of Austin, IN and Sonja and Mike Sullivan of Carmi; a brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Pamela Fann of Carrier Mills; a sister-in-law, Janet Fann of Carmi; a son-in-law, Adam Wasik of Benton; five grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild and one on the way and several nieces, nephews and beloved friends. Rebecca was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Wheeler.
Graveside funeral services and burial for Rebecca Wooten, 48, of Carmi will be 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Ditney Ridge Cemetery in Norris City. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmie Terry Moles
Passed Away: 7:26 P.M., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro
Funeral: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Harre Funeral Home
Clergy: Brother Larry Campbell
Date of Birth: September 20, 1955 Place of Birth: McLeansboro
Father: Everett Moles Mother: Anita (Martin) Moles
Marriage To: Anita Renee Campbell Date of Marriage: Sept. 15, 1994
Occupation: Oil Field Worker
Church Affiliation: Harvest Time Apostolic Church, McLeansboro
Activities: Loved hunting, riding his 4-wheeler and motorcycle.
Wife: Anita Moles, McLeansboro
3 - Sons: Jamie Moles, McLeansboro
Alan & Brian Redmon - McLeansboro
1 - Daughter: Kim Redmon - McLeansboro
2 – Brothers: Larry Moles and wife Donna - McLeansboro
Gary Moles of McLeansboro
1 – Sister: Charlotte Griffith - New Castle, WY
1 - Grandson: Max Lee Kelly
Preceded in Death by: His Parents
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
John I. Dozier
Hershel E. Campbell
Roy Clark Jr.
Bernice R. Dolan
Christina Lynn Digby Gollner
Jack Edward Emery
Jack Edward Emery, 85 of Carmi, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. at Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing in Carmi. He was born on August 30, 1928 in Carmi, the son of Arvil and Alliebelle (Brewer) Emery. Jack married Virginia Lee Large on Setember 23, 1948 and she survives.
He served as a surgical tech in the Army from February 12, 1946 through August 11, 1947 and served with the Raleigh General Hospital in Springfield, MO. Jack worked in wards assisting the medical officers in treating patients, worked in the operation room of a hospital keeping all instruments clean, gave hypodermic injections to patients, and treated minor ailments.
He joined the Marines on January 19, 1948 and served for four years. Jack was a boxing champion, a sharp shooter, and utility man. He served two trips overseas. Jack received a special honor and received two plaques of appreciation for heroic acts when he rescued six people from the Little Wabash River in July of 1987 and May of 1986. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers honored the journeyman lineman in November 1990 at a special awards ceremony at the IBEW local in West Frankfort. Jack was the only member to be presented with two plaques for his rescues.
In his years in Carmi, Jack has rescued ten people from the river and helped in other recovery efforts as well. He was a commercial fisherman and was a lineman for construction for IBEW for over 40 years.
Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia of Carmi; two daughters and sons-in-law, Regina Lee (Don) Hoos of Maricopa, AZ and Mary Bethany (Wayne) Murray of Carmi, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jack Allan (Helen) Emery of Carmi, Gregory Scott (Wanda) Emery of Galatia, and Eddie Emery of Carbondale; a brother, John Emery of Carmi; a sister, Lola Cozart of Evansville, IN; 11 grandchildren, Michelle, Patricia, Steffany, David, Jessica, Joshua, Chris, Mathew, Lorena, Scott Allen, and Jordan, and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Emery; and two grandchildren, Michael David and Gregory D..
Funeral Services for Jack Edward Emery, 85 of Carmi, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday February 23, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Steve McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Shrewsbury Cemetery in Mill Shoals with Military Rites by Carmi VFW and American Legion. Friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Memorial Contributions may be made in Jack's memory to VNA Tip Hospice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.
Audrey Ruth Wegner
Audrey Ruth Wegner age 84 of Wayne City Il. passed away Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm at the Way - Fair Restorium in Fairfield Il. Audrey was a homemaker.
Audrey is survived by her 2 Sons: Carl ( Vesta ) Wegner of Cliffton Park NY. & Darrell Wegner of St. Louis MO. also 1 Daughter: Ellen ( Kerry ) Shreve of Wayne City Il. also 3 Grandchildren & 1Great Grandchild & 1 Sister Joyce Weaver of Tuscola Il also survive.
Funeral Services for Audrey Ruth Wegner will be Sunday February 23,2014 at the Olive Branch Church near Wayne City Il. With the Rev Leland Ganieany officiating. Visitation 6 to 8pm Saturday at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL. Interment will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery near Wayne City, IL. Memorials to: Olive Branch Church or Wayne City Ruritan Club.
Ruth L. Pyle, 97 of Carmi, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehab in Mt. Vernon, IN. She was born July 20, 1916 in Strasburg, IL the daughter of Frank and Della (Ellis) Richards. Ruth married Marion V. Pyle on June 8, 1940 and he preceded her in death on October 10, 2005. She was a homemaker.
Ruth is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Emma Jean Richards and Robert and Barbara Richards all of Scottsburg, IN; along with two special grandchildren, Joe and Jema Mitchell.
Private graveside services and burial for Ruth L. Pyle, 97, of Carmi will be held in Kingdom Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion V. and Ruth L. Pyle Scholarship Fund and will accepted at any First Bank location or at Campbell Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.
Rodney Warren age 64 a resident of Texico Illinois passed away Friday February 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm at Crossroads Hospital Mt Vernon Il. Rodney was a truck driver.
Rodney is survived by is Wife Midge Warren of Texico Il Sons: Todd Warren of Noelansville, Tennessee & Rusty Warren of Mt Vernon Il also his Daughter and son in law Tanya and Shannon Stephenson of Wayne City Il, Step Sons: Cleve Ellis of Mt Vernon IL, David Heierman of Clinton Utah & Brian Walker of Bedford, Texas. Also his Step Daughters Karen Martin of Bedford Texas, Angel Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Jerri Heierman of Clinton Texas & Michelle Walker of Bedford, Texas. Also 6 Grandchildren & 6 Step Grandchildren & 3 Step Great Grandchildren survive.
Funeral Services for Rodney Warren will be Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City Il. Rev. Richard McCormick will officiate Visitation: 9:00 am on Tuesday until Services time at 11:00am at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City Il. Interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery Near Wayne City Il.
Anna Zieren Chapman
Anna Zieren Chapman, 93, of Carmi passed away at 12:02 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born May 1, 1920 in Burnt Prairie, IL the daughter of Orlin Houston and Margaret Ellen (Nibling) Carter. Anna married B.J. "Bud" Zieren on October 7, 1940 and he preceded her in death on March 20, 1986. She later married Raymond Chapman in 1997 and he preceded her in death in 2000. Anna was raised on a farm in Epworth, IL. She received her teaching degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She began her teaching career at Pleasant Valley School which was a one room school. She taught there for two years and had seven students. Anna went on to teach First Grade at Jefferson School for 33 years. She was a lifetime member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association and the White County Retired Teachers Association.
Anna is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James and Adri Zieren of Carmi and William and Cile Zieren of Oxford, MS. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Joseph and Erica Zieren of Carmi, Dr. Jason and Jennifer Zieren of Mt. Vernon, IN, Carrie and Brock Bolerjack of Carmi, Jon and Jeannie Zieren of Oxford, MS and Dr. Ben and Erin Zieren of Jackson, MS; 10 great-grandchildren, Jaralynn, Adrea, Danica, Marabeth and Johanna Zieren, Isabella and Carter Zieren, Luke and Juliana Bolerjack and Cullen Zieren to whom she left this piece of advice, "Do what's right, keep your word and try to be somebody. Don't be lazy."
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orlin and Ellen Carter, two husbands, B.J. "Bud" Zieren and Raymond Chapman and a brother, William Carter.
Passed Away: 7:30 A.M., Sun. Feb. 2, 2014 at
Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Wed. February 5, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro
Funeral: 11:00 A.M., Thurs. February 6, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro
Clergy: Rev. Jacob Gray & Rev. Mark Lee
Burial: Ten Mile Cemetery, McLeansboro
Date of Birth: January 31, 1937 Place of Birth:
Father: John Ellison Hopper Mother: Ellen (Ellis) Hopper
Marriage to: Doris Eileen Cremeens , April 30, 1955 at
Church Affiliation: Member of Ten Mile Baptist Church, McLeansboro
Activities: Loved watching St. Cardinals games, watching his family participate in sports activities; worked as a farmer, hauled water throughout county- was dispatcher for
Wife: Eileen Hopper, McLeansboro
3- Sons: Gary Hopper & wife Shelly,
Chris Follmer & wife Janese, McLeansboro
Wayne Hopper & wife Kim, McLeansboro
1 – Daughter: Sandra Gholson & husband Sam,
9 Grandchildren: Amanda Birkner & husband Nathan
Kelli & Trenton Hopper;
6 Great GreatGrandchildren: Lathyn Follmer; Maddie, Bryleigh & Kayden Birkner; Hailey Burris; Arthur Graham
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: His Parents
Memorials may be made to the Ten Mile Church Food Pantry and will be accepted at the church or the funeral home. Arrangements for John Hopper are under the direction of HARRE FUNERAL HOME,
William "Bill" Flowers
William "Bill" Flowers, 69, of Farmington, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 6, 1944 in Hegira, Kentucky, the son of Melba Flowers. Bill married Mary Ann Baker June 6, 1963. He retired from Caterpillar Tractor in Joliet, IL and was a member of First Church Of The Nazarene in Farmington.
Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Flowers of Farmington, MO; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cynthia Lynn Flowers of Enfield, Kimberly Ann and Ronald Parks of Manteno, and Tami and John Duvall of Fredericktown, MO; two sons, William Lee Flowers of Carmi and Craig Steven Flowers of Chatsworth; three sisters, Lisa Law of Belleville, Cathy Ball of De Soto, MO and Zelda Ann Sells of Bonneterre, MO; two brothers, Jackie Keith Sells of Collinsville and Steven Sells of Ozarks, MO; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Funeral services for Bill Flowers, 69, of Farmington, Missouri, will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City. Friends may call on Friday, February 14, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. The family wishes that Memorial Contributions be made in William's memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or online at LLS.org. Memorials will also be accepeted at Campbell Funeral Home.
Shirley A. Stokes
Shirley A. Stokes, 72, of Carmi passed away at 3:40 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born on November 13, 1941 in Carmi, IL the daughter of Rayfield and Leona (Stovall) McLain. Shirley married Herbert Bostic on August 6, 1959 and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1985. She later married Leroy Stokes and he also preceded her in death. She had worked as a CNA at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.
Shirley is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Brenda Prior of Carmi, Sandi and Fred Leuellen of McLeansboro and Carol Ann and Bill Lee of Grand Rivers, KY; a sister and brother-in-law, Alberta and Ronnie Garlick of Norris City; two brothers, Robert "Jitter" McLain of Carmi and Elvis Riley of Harrisburg; five grandchildren; one step-grandchild and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Bostic and a granddaughter, Cheyenne Hise.
Funeral Services for Shirley A. Stokes, 72, of Carmi will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. William Jackson officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until service time.
Brian Keith Gwaltney
Brian Keith Gwaltney, 56, of Enfield, Illinois, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois. He was born May 29, 1957, in Carmi, Illinois, the son of Charles L. “Jumbo” and Mildred (Russell) Gwaltney.
Brian was a Christian and enjoyed music, bicycling, water skiing, camping, and his pet dog Reba. He operated a carpet cleaning service.
Survivors include his parents, Charles and Mildred Gwaltney of Carmi; ex-wife Yvonne Black of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; son Brian Keith Gwaltney, Jr., of Carmi; brother David A. (Starla) Gwaltney of Burnt Prairie, Illinois; sister Diane Gwaltney-Strong of Carmi; niece Sarah Nichole Strong; grandchildren Jewell Dawn Gwaltney and Jonathan Gwaltney; nephew Luke (Beth) Titzer and their children Rylie and Dylan of Fairfield, Illinois.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Jennifer Dawn Gwaltney; maternal grandparents John and Katie Russell; paternal grandparents Charles E. and Sarah Gwaltney.
Visitation is 2-5 pm, Sunday, February 9th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Funeral is at 2 pm, Monday, February 10th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi with burial in Little Zion Cemetery near Enfield.
Ben "Pike" Rost
Residence: Camden, South Carolina and formerly Piopolis
Passed Away: 8:00 A.M. Friday, February 7, 2014 at his home.
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. , Thursday, February 13, 2014, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro. Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral: 10:00 A.M. Friday, Feb. 14,
Clergy: Father Slawomir Ptak
Date of Birth: May 21, 1944 Place of Birth: Dahlgren, IL
Father: Benjamin E. Rost, Sr Mother: Apollonia Eva (Zachman) Rost (Formerly married to Vivian Ringel , Sept. 1972 in Pekin, IL)
Occupation: Machinist and was employed by Plastex of
Activities: Loved fishing, hunting, vegetable gardening, bowling, square dancing, and playing washers. Ben attended school in Hamilton County and was a member of the Class of 1964.
1 – Daughter: Michelle Sharples & husband Paul -
2 – Sons: Benjie Rost III & Jimmy Rost -
11 – Grandchildren Kayla, Justin, Peyton, Autumn, Benny, Jimmy & Mia Lynn of
2 - Great-Grandchildren with 1 on the way:
2 – Sisters: Marian Schuster - Dahlgren and Doris Smith, McLeansboro
1 – Brother: Bill Rost of Belle Prairie, IL
Numerous Nephews and Nieces
Preceded in Death By: Parents, 4 brothers, Eugene, Richard, Charlie & Jim and sister Ruth
Memorials To: Jimmy Rost for College Funds for grandchildren.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Sue Duckworth
Carolyn Sue Duckworth, 73, of Enfield, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:30 a.m. at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born August 26, 1940 in Burnt Prairie, IL, the daughter of Herman Theodore and Stella Mae (Funkhouser) Vaupel. She married Noel Gene Duckworth October 18, 1958. She was a homemaker and a member of Enfield Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Noel Duckworth of Enfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Jeff Patton of Elba, NE, three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Linda Duckworth of Enfield, Roger and Connie Duckworth of Wayne City, and Rick and Debbie Duckworth of Enfield; a sister and brother-in-law Pat and Bob Duckworth of Carmi; four brothers and a sister-in-law, E. Harwood Vaupel of Oklahoma, Ted Vaupel of Fairfield, Wayne and Peggy Vaupel of McLeansboro, and Bobby Vaupel of Grayville; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Carolyn Sue Duckworth, 73, of Enfield, will be Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Braden Willis officiating. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be given, in Carolyn's name, to Campbell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
Frances Ritchason age 89, a resident of McLeansboro Il ( Formerly of Macedonia Il. ) passed away at 3:00 am Tuesday February 11, 2014 in the Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center. Frances worked for the defenders system at general tire from 1974 till 1985
Frances is survived by her Son Kenneth ( Teresa ) Ritchason of Radom, IL, also surviving 1Brother Virgil Lee of Mt Vernon Il. & 1 Sister Edna Gordon of Gary Indiana also a special friends Shawn Harris & Wayne Berry Frances is also survived by her 7 Grandchildren Paul Richardson of Benton IL, James ( Rachel ) Richason of Clarmin Il, Shawn ( Amanda ) Chesnek of Dubois Il,Kami ( J.R. ) Fairchild of Waltonville Il, Jordan Chesnek of Radom Il, Crystal ( Mike ) of Montgomery of Sesser Il & Daniel Dover of West Frankfort Il. 4 Great Grandchildren Brenden Ritchason of Benton Il Emily Ritchason of Clarmin Il Katilyn Ritchason of Claarmin Il & Skylynn Montgomery of Sesser Il. also survive.
Funeral services for Frances Richason will be Saturday February 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro Il. Rev. Harold Hungate will officiate Visitation 4 to 7 pm on Friday February 14, 2014 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro Il. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery near Maceddonia Il Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro Il is in charge of all the arrangements.
Ronald Dean Downen
Ronald Dean Downen, 65, of Decatur, passed away at 11:25 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence. He was born on September 9, 1948 in Heralds Prairie Township, IL, the son of Elmer Lee "Bud" and Ada Nell (Aud) Downen. Ronald was retired from McDonald's and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Decatur.
Ronald is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Lavern and Joyce Downen of Decatur; two nieces, Kimberly Kramer and her husband, Craig of Decatur and Amanda Wimmer and her husband, James of Forsyth; a nephew, Craig Downen and his wife, Angie of Freeport; three great nieces and 7 great nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Downen.
Funeral services for Ronald Dean Downen, 65, of Decatur, will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery near Norris City. Friends may call on Sunday after 1:00 p.m. until time of service at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Faye Satterfield, 86, of Norris City passed away at 12:14 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, IN. She was born November 3, 1927 in LaSalle County, IL the daughter of Charlie and Audrie (Pearce) Satterfield. Faye was of General Baptist faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Rose Williams of Norris City; a son, Bill Satterfield of Norris City; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Thomas of Carmi; and her best friend, Lizzie.. Faye was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Mears and Aurdey Hedger and three brothers, Charles Leroy and Eugene Satterfield and Bill Gott.
Graveside funeral services and burial for Faye Satterfield, 86, of Norris City will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Plainview Cemetery near Norris City with Rev. Mike Buckman officiating. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.
Mark L. Hall
Mark L. Hall, 65, of Carmi, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:02 a.m. at his home. He was born May 25, 1948 in Carmi, IL, the son of Carson and Mary Ellen (Wampler) Hall. Mark was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a longtime dispatcher for the White County Sheriff's Office in Carmi.
Mark is survived by a brother, John Hall of North Carolina; and half sisters, Pauline Johnson of Marion, IL and Lorene Wagneck of Peoria, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George Hall; two half brothers, Bruce and Herman Hall; and a half sister, Beatrice Myers.
Graveside funeral and burial services for Mark L. Hall, 65, of Carmi, will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Centerville Cemetery near Carmi with Rev. Harold Meriwether officiating. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Earl E. Clippinger
Earl E. Clippinger, 95, of Carmi, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:25 a.m. at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born April 4, 1918 in Carmi, Illinois, the son of Roy and Verna (Essery) Clippinger. Earl married Virginia Ruth Taylor on August 23, 1937 and she preceded him in death on February 8, 2003. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and worked in advertising for the Carmi Democrat Tribune. Earl was a long time member of First United Methodist Church in Carmi and VFW Post #3851. He was an avid golfer and a licensed pilot.
Earl is survived by many friends and caregivers. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a son, Eric Taylor Clippinger.
Per Earl's request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Christy Hall, 51, of Norris City passed away at 12:10 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born on December 27, 1962 in Carmi the daughter of Theodore Rhein and Janet Pettijohn. Christy married Ralph W. Hall on October 9, 1981. She was a housewife, a Pathologist Assistant, and attended the Norris City Christian Church.
Christy is survived by her husband of 32 years, Ralph of Norris City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and George Johnson and Missie and Kyle Allen all of Norris City; a son, Brad Hall and his fiancé Whitney Hosick of Norris City; four grandchildren, Baileigh Hall, Aleksa Hall, Landon Allen and Gracie Allen; her step-mother, Ruby Rhein of Florida; a sister, Janie Rhein of Portland, OR; and a brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Connie Rhein of Carbondale. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Garner.
Funeral Services for Christy Hall, 51, of Norris City will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 17, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made in Christy's memory to the Norris City Daughters of the American Legion and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.
Donald R. Parker
Donald R. Parker, 63, of Carmi, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his home. He was born February 7, 1950 in Evansville, Indiana, the son of John Sherman and Virginia Lee (Lingafelter) Parker, Jr. Donald was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked at Gottzz's, Rush Appliance and Walmart.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jannita and Jim Phipps and Jenny and Chris Browning all of Carmi; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Joe Browning and Beverly and Ivan Corrie all of Grayville; and a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Deborah Parker of Millington, TN.
Funeral services for Donald R. Parker, 63, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Joe Browning officiating. Burial is at White County Memorial Garden with military rites performed by Carmi VFW and American Legion. Friends may call on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given in Donald's memory to Campbell Funeral Home to help with expenses.
George Hal Davenport
George Hal Davenport, 100, of Crossville, Illinois, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at his home. He was born March 19, 1913, near Phillipstown, Illinois, the son of Virgil and Lena Grace (Pool) Davenport. He was married to Anna Pearl Davenport and she preceded him in death. He was later married for nearly 38 years to Lucile Donaldson Goodbrake and she survives.
He was a member of the Baptist Church. George Hal was a machinist and worked at many jobs including the shipyards in Evansville, Indiana, building LST s, International Harvester, and retiring from Caterpillar in 1977. He was a magician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Survivors include his wife, Lucile Davenport of Crossville; son George (Jackie) Davenport of Oreana, IL; step-son Bobby Rollinger of Decatur, IL; daughters Leona (Al) Cobb of Mayfield, KY, Peggy (Nikki Roger) Davenport of Yakima, WA; step-daughters Rose (Jack) Crane of Sullivan, IL, Dot (James) Burnett of Talihina, OK; grandchildren Steve (Teri) Cobb, Gary (Carla) Cobb, Dale (Kelly) Cobb, Wayne (Shannon) Davenport, Corey (Amy) Davenport, Robin (Dave) Wendell, Debbie (Mick) Morrow, Todd (Consuelo) Pierce, Martin Roger-Reyes; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents; first wife Pearl; daughters Karen Davenport-Johnson, Shirley Mae Pierce; granddaughter Patti Jackson; step-daughters Helen Pullins, Sarah Pirtle; brothers Cleo, John, Alec and Harvey Davenport; sisters Fleta McMahon, Blanche Lance; aunt May Davenport-Schmittler.
Visitation and funeral are Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial will be in Little Wabash Cemetery near Crossville.
Memorials may be made to the Crossville War Memorial of the American Cancer Society.
Edith Allen, 89, of Broughton, IL, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:41 a.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born June 5, 1924 in Hamilton County, IL, the daughter of Clifford and Mae (Harris) McKenzie. Edith married James Robert Allen November 13, 1942 and he preceded her in death on December 18, 1996. She was a cook for 25 years at Norris City High School and a member of Albion Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Edith is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lela Mae and Larry Bishop of New Shawneetown, IL; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jim Allen of Norris City, IL and Lonnie Ray and Sandra Allen of Loogootee, IN; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a sister, Mary Bell; and a brother, Warren McKenzie.
Funeral services for Edith Allen, 89, of Broughton, will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with burial at Albion Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cambell Funeral Home in Norris City.
Lula Belle Becker
Lula Belle Becker 79, of Goreville, IL, formerly of Karnak and McLeansboro, IL, passed peacefully on Sunday, February 02, 2014 at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014 where she will be buried beside her beloved husband Bob in Old Springer Cemetery near McLeansboro, IL.
Belle, as she was known by all, was born on September 24, 1934 to Grace Lucinda and Henry Story in Scale, KY. She married James Robert “Bob” Becker on December 29, 1964 in Joppa, IL. They enjoyed 47 years of marriage before his passing on April 2, 2010.
Belle enjoyed trail riding, gardening and mowing her yard. She loved her little dog Lucy and spending time with her family, especially at the holidays.
Belle is survived by three daughters, Theresa Blasdel of Joppa, IL, Pam Barnett and husband Jack of Goreville, IL, and Kathy Kind and husband Robert of Granite City, IL.
She is also survived by 1 sister, Dorothy Lewis of Karnak, IL; brothers, Norris Story of Joppa, IL, Frank King and wife Mary Jane of Beecher, IL, Jerry Story and wife Delores of Greenville, NY; step-siblings, Ethel Harvel of Joppa, IL, Jim King and wife Pearl of Metropolis, Bob King and wife Sharon of Metropolis, and Margaret Black and husband Tom of Villa Grove, IL; 10 grandchildren, Cindy Blasdel and Darren Blasdel of S. Pekin, IL, Tina Blasdel-Dawson and husband Doug of Marquette Heights, IL, Cheryl Walker, Amanda Peckinpaugh and husband Richard, and Jennifer Ashmore all of Marion, IL, Tate Wright and wife Rachel of Marion, IL, Ashley Barnett of Goreville, IL, Kelly Patrick and wife Rebecca of Grand Tower, IL, and Zane Patrick of Granite City, IL; 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Harl and Mona Weaver of McLeansboro, IL.
Belle is proceeded in death by her husband Bob Becker, mother Grace Lucinda Ford; father, Henry Story and step-father Ernest King; brothers, Moss E. Story, John D. Story, Carol A. “Popeye” Story, and Harley Lee “Bub” Story; and beloved son, Lindel Ray Blasdel.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home with a funeral starting at 8 p.m. Rev. Jack Russell will officiate.