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Ethel Lois Rose

ETHEL  LOIS  ROSE, AGE 88, A  RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 6:15 A M   WEDNESDAY   APRIL 16 2014 AT HER LIVING RESIDENCE IN HERITAGE WOODS  IN MCLEANSBORO. ETHEL RETRED FROM THE LAUNDRY DEPARTMENT AT THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN McLEANSBORO IL


ETHEL LOIS ROSE IS SURVIVED BY HER 2 DAUGHTERS: BARBARA ( FIANCE DAVID MUSGRAVE ) MURDACH OF McLEASBORO IL. & SHEILA ( JOHN R. ) TAYLOR  OF McLEANSBORO IL. ALSO HER SON: RICHARD ( JANE ) ROSE OF COBDEN IL. 5 GRANDCHILDREN LISA ( TODD ) COTTLE, GREGORY ( DONNA ) MURDACH , DAVID ( ANNIE ) MURDACH,

VICTOR SCOTT ROSE,& BETHANY FLOYD  & 9 GREAT GRAND CHILDREN ALSO SURVIVE 

FUNERAL SERVICES: FOR ETHEL LOIS ROSE WILL BE FRIDAY APRIL 18, 2014 AT 1:00 PM AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN McLEANSBORO IL. WITH THE REV. JAY VINEYARD OFFICIATING VISITATION: WILL BY 11:00 AM FRIDAY UNTIL TIME OF SERVICES AT 1:00 PM. AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN McLEANSBORO IL.

INTERMENT WILL BE IN MT. PLEASANT CEMETERY IN McLEANSBORO IL.      MEMORIALS TO: SHRINERS HOSPITAL OR ST JUDES CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME 

James Eugene Osborne

James Eugene Osborne, 69, of Grayville, Illinois, died April 15, 2014, at his home.  He was born September 23, 1944, in Paris, Missouri, the son of William Eugene and Helen Aline (Sloss) Osborne.  He was married to Ann (Johnson) Osborne on May 8, 1965, and she survives.  Preceding him in death are his parents; grandson Landon Jeffery Osborne and brother James Osborne.

James was a truck driver and enjoyed citizen band radios and playing softball with his grandchildren.  He attended the Cowling Free Methodist Church.

Survivors included his wife, Ann Osborne; son Jeff (Shelly) Osborne, all of Grayville; daughter Jammie (Jeff) Knight; sisters Kay (Bill) Wheatcroft, Nancy (Buddy) Johnson, Mickie (Duane) Smith, all of Mt. Carmel; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Rachel) Stoneberger, Kinzie Knight, Colby Knight, Alisha Osborne, J.C. Osborne, Sidney Osborne, Cameron Osborne; two great-grandchildren, Isabella Stevenson and Annabelle Stoneberger.

Visitation and funeral are Friday, April 18th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm.  Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery near Cowling, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Riley’s Children’s Hospital.

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Deloris A. Knight

DELORIS  A  KNIGHT, AGE 76,  OF INA, ILLINOIS    & FORMERLY OF MCLEANSBORO  PASSED AWAY AT 5:05 P M MONDAY APRIL 14 2014  IN GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CENTER IN  MT VERNON  ILLINOIS.  SHE RETIRED FROM HEVI-DUTY ELECTRIC  IN MT VERNON ILLINOIS.  SURVIVORS INCLUDE 2 DAUGHTERS; BRENDY HARVEY OF INA ILLINOIS AND MARSHA  KNIGHT OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS

A GRANDDAUGHTER  ERICA (HUSBAND JOSHUA ) WILLIAMS ,    OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS     4 GRANDSONS MARSHALL SHANE TENNYSON  OF  SALEM ILLINOIS,  MARSHALL DEAN KNIGHT  HARVEY  OF INA ILLINOIS , NOAHTENNYSON   OF ST LOUIS  MISSOURI  &  TRISTIN CAIN OF MCLEANSBORO.   ALSO 5 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN  SURVIVE,  1 BROTHER ;LLOYD (WIFE BETTY) THOMAS  OF SPRINGERTON ILLINOIS,   
BROTHER IN LAWS  & SISTERS IN LAWS:  VICTOR & JANET KNIGHT, DAVID AND SHARON KNIGHT,  JOHN AND GERALDINE KNIGHT, DALTON AND MARGARET   KNIGHT , FAYE AND RON LEE,  FRANCES BRANCH , PATSY HARRAWOOD, LADONNA YOUNG,  AND LOIS SMITH. ALSO A SPECIAL UNCLE AND AUNT:   OSCAR AND DARLENE COOK.  
 
FUNERAL SERVICES  FOR DELORIS A KNIGHT WILL BE HELD AY 11:00 A  M THURSDAY APRIL 17 2014  AT THE CHRISTIAN CHAPEL CHURCH  NEAR BUNGAY, ILLINOIS.  VISITATION WILL BE FROM 5  TO 8  P  M  WEDNESDAY AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.  BURIAL WILL BE IN OLD SPRINGER CEMETERY  NEAR  MCLEANSBORO,  MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO OLD CHRISTIAN CHAPEL CHURCH AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME  WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

Donald L. Graham

Donald L. Graham, of Adamsville, TN, was born on July  18, 1929, at home in White County, Illinois to Clyde Graham and Edith (Pollard) Graham.  He was the second of six children born into that family.  They survived the hard years of the depression by farming and selling their produce and eggs.

Don attended various small country schools before graduating in 1946 from Albion High School in Albion, IL.  Shortly after graduation while working as a diesel mechanic for Oilfield Motor Service, he was drafted into the United States Army to serve in combat in the Korean War.  He served with distinction from December, 1950, to September, 1952, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant.

On January 24, 1953 he married Ann Kloepper of Cora, Illinois.  Together they shared 61 years and had two daughters and a son.

Don developed two successful businesses in Grayville.  He was the owner of Graham Insurance and Real Estate and the president of Petro-Halogen Corporation, an oil and gas exploration company.  With his real estate knowledge, he was one of the seven original investors of the Windsor Oaks Hotel development.

During his entrepreneurial years, Don served in a variety of civic capacities.  He was the President of the Chamber of Commerce, and in that role he was instrumental in helping Spartan Manufacturing and Kasha Industries relocate to Grayville.  He was a member of the Grayville Community Arts Association and helped that group secure the downtown theater.  He also served on the Tri-County Planning Commission.

Don was a committed member of his church, which was Full Gospel Church in Grayville, IL, and Love and Truth Church in Savannah, TN.  He was an avid hunter and golfer, and he loved supporting his hometown sports teams.

Don passed from this life on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Jackson, TN.  In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a brother Dellas Graham.  He is survived by his wife Ann L. Graham of Adamsville, TN; two daughters, Jan Melton and husband Rob of Evansville, IL, Sherri Cupples and husband Eddie of Jackson, TN;  a son, Scott Graham and wife Michelle of Florissant, MO; five grandchildren, Ashley Cupples-Lee and husband Adam, Meagan Melton, Zac Cupples, Jeremy Graham, Jessica Graham; a grt-grandchild, Graham Lee; a sister, Ava Walker of Lawrenceville, IL; three brothers, Densil Graham and wife Gail of Grayville, IL, Ret. Col. Bobby Graham and wife Shirley of Centerville, GA, Larry Graham and wife Jean of Gold Canyon, AZ.

Services will be held on April 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Bill Luther and Philip Meek officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Grayville, Illinois.  Visitation will be on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cook Funeral Chapel, 221 N. 1st. St., in Grayville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Love and Truth Church, Building Fund, P. O. Box 1147, Savannah, TN  38372 or Tupelo Children's Mansion, 1801 E. Main St., Tupelo, MS  38804.


Thurmon E. Blair

Thurmon E. Blair, 78, of New Concord, Kentucky, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:35 a.m. at his residence.  He was born July 2, 1935 in Holmes Mill, Kentucky, the son of Paris and Candace (Short) Blair.  Thurmon married Reta Higginson on January 20, 1979.  He was a coal miner at the Keensburg mine and a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Thurmon was Baptist by faith, a member of the NRA and Am Vets.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his grand and great-grandchildren.
Thurmon is survived by his wife of 35 years, Reta of New Concord, KY; five daughters, Connie Jacobs and husband Perry and Ronja Canady and husband Channing all of Crossville, Tammy Luckett of Ridgway, Lisa Bass and husband Tim of Carmi and Elizabeth Tarlton and husband Steve of Equality; two sons, Cedrick Blair and wife Kelly of Rosiclare and Todd Blair and wife Faith of Norris City;  a sister, Dorothy Madden of Ridgway and a brother, Don Blair and wife Betty of Taylorsville, KY; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and special friends in Hamblin, KY.
Funeral Services for Thurmon E. Blair, 78, of New Concord, KY will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Bishop Harold Miller officiating.  Burial will be in Stokes Chapel Cemetery near Crossville with Military Rites by Carmi VFW and American Legion.  Visitation will be at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Monday from 11:00 until service time at 1:00 p.m. 

Francis M. Bowles

Francis M. Bowles, 84, of Norris City, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born March 27, 1930 in Hawthorne Township, Illinois, the youngest of 13 children of Henry and Floy (Baldwin) Bowles. Francis married Tomoko Sakamoto on December 5, 1956 and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2007. He served in the Army for 21 years; was a WW II and Korean War veteran and worked as an electrician. Francis was a member of Plainview General Baptist Church of Norris City and the American Legion in New Haven.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Mike Mileham of Norris City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bob Bowles of Patterson, LA and Charlie and Shannan Bowles of New Haven; eleven grandchilden; 22 great-grandchilden; and a sister-in-law, Pearl Bowles of Chester. Francis was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a sister, Lucille Orr, and five brothers, Jim, Ray, Ernie Sr., Warren and Dewitt Bowles.

Funeral services for Francis M. Bowles, 84, of Norris City, will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Plainview General Baptist Church near Norris City. Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.


Verdonna (Bircket) Harl

Verdonna (Bircket) Harl, 80 of White and Wayne counties, died at 8:30 AM, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  A homemaker, Verdonna was born on Sept 4, 1933 in Carbondale, IL to John Adam and Nettie Nevada (Sanders) Yow. 

She is survived by her husband Bill Harl of Springerton, IL, a daughter Debbie (Lawrence) Fitch of Flora, IL, son Randy (Kathy) Bircket of Barnhill, IL, stepdaughter Beverly Mead of McLeansboro, IL, stepson Billy Harl Jr. of Springerton, IL, 3 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild and a brother John Yow of Carbondale, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters, 6 brothers, her first husband Bill Bircket, and a grandchild.

Funeral services for Verdonna will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11 AM at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Bestow Cemetery at Geff.  Visitation will be held Monday from 5-7 PM at the Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Wabash Christian Retirement Center or to the Alzheimer's Association.


Bert Teffertiller

Age:                    92

Residence:         McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:     5:16 A.M.  Thursday,  April 10, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL                         

Visitation:         4:00 to 8:00 P.M.  Saturday,  April 12, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro               

Funeral:           2:00 P.M.,  Sunday,  April 13, 2014,  Harre Funeral Home    

Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 106 and Military Honors Team,  Marion             

Clergy:             Alan Teffertiller and  Fred Leeds    

Burial:                I.O.O.F.  Cemetery,       McLeansboro, IL

Date of Birth:  February 5, 1922                     Place of Birth:  Buckner, IL

Father:            Ambrose T. Teffertiller           Mother:  Anne (Pharis) Teffertiller

Marriage to:    Alice Marie Payne                DOD:  August 4,  2002      

Date of Marriage:  March 12, 1946             Place of Marriage:  Ewing, IL                                                                              

Occupation:   

Church Affiliation:  Member of the Church of Christ in McLeansboro

Activities:  A native of Christopher, he graduated from Christopher High School in 1940.  And attended So. IL State Teacher’s College.  He then entered the service in 1942, spending 3 ½ years in the US Army, 2 ½ years of which were in the European Theatre during WWII     Bert was a self-employed businessman, owning several businesses throughout his career.  In 1947 he came to McLeansboro and starting with a clothing store gradually added furniture, appliances and flooring.  In 1969 he bought the Chevrolet/Buick/General Motors Dealership, which the family still owns and operates.  He was passionate about community growth and Development, including the development of the Meadow Hills subdivision.  He was an enthusiastic Cardinals baseball fan, loved to travel and enjoyed being with his family.  He was a Christian and a member of the McLeansboro Church of Christ.

Military Service:   Served in the United States Army in World War II in European Theatre.                   

Survivors:     

1 –Son:   Alan Teffertiller and wife Kathy of McLeansboro         

1- Daughter:     Ruth Trauffer  of Powder Springs, GA                  

4 - Granddaughters:  Angela Graves and husband Don of Memphis, TN

                               Sheri Smith and husband Steve of  Marietta, GA

                               Kara Harrison and husband Matthew of Benton, IL

                               Katlyn Teffertiller of McLeansboro, IL

1 – Grandson:    Eric Johnson and wife Erin of Wawatosa, WI

6 -Great Grandchildren:   James & Audrey Graves;  Stephen,  Grant & Harper Smith;  Will Johnson and Baby Harrison on the way.          

Numerous  nieces and nephews                    

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Parents, Wife Alice,  2 Brothers Howard & Cecil Teffertiller, 1 Sister  Mildred Phegley

MEMORIALS  TO:   Thursday School,   Hamilton Memorial Hospital or St. Judes Hospital for Children 

HARRE  FUNERAL  HOME,   McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.    


James H. Warren Jr.

JAMES  H. WARREN JR. AGE 65,  FORMERLY OF HAMILTON COUNTY,ILLINOIS  PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 9 2014  AT 3:53 A M  IN WEST FRANKFORT ILLINOIS.  HE WAS A RETIRED PRINTER .  SURVIVORS INCLUDE  HIS MOTHER:  EILEEN WARREN OF THOMPSONVILLE ILLINOIS; A SON ; KRIS ( WIFE BRENDA )  WARREN OF WASHINGTON ILLINOIS,  A DAUGHTER; KRISTINA  BREWER OF MT OLIVE ILLINOIS 3 BROTHERS : JEFF ( WIFE FAYE ) WARREN  &  DAVID WARREN , ALL OF THOMPSONVILLE ILLINOIS HERB ( WIFE JOYCE ) WARREN  OF HUTCHINSON KANSAS ; A SISTER KRISTINA ( HUSBAND MIKE ) CAVANESS OF THOMPSONVILLE ILLINOIS  & 2 GRANDSONS  : BENJAMIN AND LOGAN  WARREN.    

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES H. WARREN JR. WILL BE HELD AT  l;00 P M  SATURDAY  APRIL 12 AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.  BURIAL WILL BE IN EARL,WISCONSIN.  VISITATION WILL BE FROM 11AM SATURDAY UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT 1PM AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.


Larry D. "Butch" Ingram

Age:                 71

Residence:         McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:    4:28 P.M., Sunday, April 6, 2014 at his residence in McLeansboro

Funeral:      Graveside Memorial Burial of Ashes  11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 12,  2014.  Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 106 of McLeansboro and Military Honors Team of Marion, IL

Clergy:                Rev.  Randall  Ragan

Burial:                   Ten Mile Cemetery,         McLeansboro,   IL

Date of Birth:    March 20, 1943               Place of Birth:   McLeansboro, IL

Father:         Donald Ingram                      Mother:    Treesia (Todd) Ingram

Occupation:   Oil Field Worker         Retired from Noble Oil Co.  Crossville, IL

Activities:    Loved hunting and fishing   Loved reading western novels when his health was good.  Loved playing with his grandchildren.  He was a volunteer fireman for McLeansboro Fire Dept. for 20 years.

Church Affiliation:  Member  of Smith Chapel Church                      

Military Service:    Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era                                                

Survivors:

Larry was previously married to Mildred Lisenby Ingram

1- Daughter:  Latricia Bradford & husband Ryan  -  West Frankfort, IL        

2- StepDaughters:   Diana Willis  -  Marion, IL

                                  Michelle Springer  - Winter Springs, FL

1- StepSon:    Duane Jacobs -  Tallahassee, FL

8 – Grandchildren:   Ivory, Mya & Bailey Bradford;  Brittney Cross, Chandler & Dylan Springer, Chelsea Yeager, Tristan Willis

3 – Great Grandchildren:   Alec, Reagan & Jaron Cross

3 – Sisters:   Wanda Poore & husband Ray  -  Lawton, MI

                      Bonnie Thomas & husband Dick  -  Hazelwood, MO

                      Sue Flannigan & husband Loy -  McLeansboro

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:   Parents,  3 Brothers,  1 Sister

Arrangements for Larry “Butch” Ingram  are under the direction of

HARRE  FUNERAL  HOME,   McLeansboro, IL         


Joseph Neil Irvin

Age:                    92

Residence:         McLeansboro,  IL

Passed Away:   12:45  A.M. , Sunday,  April 6, 2014 at Wabash Christian

                           Retirement Center,  Carmi, IL                         

Visitation:        5:00 to 7:00 P.M.,  Thursday,     April 10, 2014,   Harre Funeral Home,  McLeansboro                

Funeral:           10:00 A.M., Friday,     April 11, 2014,  Harre Funeral Home         

Clergy:             Rev. Mike Fields and Rev. Mark Byars  

Burial:               Hickory Hill Cemetery,   Walpole, IL        

Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 106,  McLeansboro and Military Honors Team of Marion, IL.

Date of Birth:      Dec. 22,  1921             Place of Birth: Broughton, IL

Father:        Wheeler Irvin                     Mother:  Roxie (Twigg) Irvin

Marriage to:        Vera Rose Operchuck                        

Date of Marriage:     Nov. 27, 1946        Place of Marriage:  Detroit, MI                                                                              

Occupation:        Illinois State Police Detective  employed by the State of Illinois

Church Affiliation:        First Baptist Church of McLeansboro

ActivitiesLoved farming,  his dogs;  loved being outdoors and ALL outdoor activities.  Loved most of all being with his family.  Joe was a member of the Walpole Tuscan Lodge  630 Masonic Lodge.  He was also a past member of the McLeansboro VFW Post 1671.

Military Service:        U.S. Army Air Corp in WW II stationed in Guam                       

Survivors:     

Wife:  Vera   Irvin  -  McLeansboro

3 Daughters:   Marilyn Holt & husband Daniel  -  Abilene, KS

                        Cathy Black  -  McLeansboro, IL

                        Teresa Roy  -  Evansville,  IN

2 Sons:    David Irvin & wife Sue  -  Sammammish,  WA

                Joel Irvin & wife Leigh  -  Farmington, NM

10 Grandchildren

15 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild               

Numerous  nieces and nephews                    

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Parents, Brothers  -  Claude, Max, Eugene Irvin;  Sisters Freda English,  Aileen Kane       

HARRE  FUNERAL  HOME,   McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.    


Paul Robert Hoskins

Paul Robert Hoskins, 89, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  He was born June 2, 1924, in Heralds Prairie Township, White County, Illinois, the son of Corbett and Clarcie (Rogers) Hoskins.  He was married to Mary Jane (Cooper) Hoskins, and she survives.

Paul was a long-time businessman in Carmi, being the proprietor of Hoskins Appliances and Service for over 25 years.   He was a past member of the Carmi Rotary Club and was a faithful and active member of First Christian Church where he served as a Deacon for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Hoskins of Carmi; daughters Sharlyn Curtis of Carmi, Jennifer Milano of San Ramon, CA, and Debby (Allen) Brown of St. Louis, MO; sisters Barbara Byerly of St. Louis, and Betty Mills of Hemet, CA; grandchildren Alex (Jacey) Brown (and son Max) , Richard Milano, David Milano, Nelia Curtis (and sons Morgan and Logan Brown), and Leigh Anne Harre.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Edward and Roger; and sisters Lucille Chalpany, Margaret Holman, Esther Trueblood, Pauline Peele and Alice Downen.

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Funeral is at 10 am, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at First Christian Church in Carmi with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Heralds Prairie Township, White County, Illinois.

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Victor Allen Hawkins

Victor Allen Hawkins, 66, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from an accident at the Grayville Industrial Park.  He was born September 15, 1947, in Grayville, the son of Leonard and Agnes (McKay) Hawkins.  He was married to Mabel (Abbey) Hawkins, and she survives.

Victor was a retired coal miner and equipment operator.  He served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War in the Navy Seabees.  He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church, the VFW and the American Legion.  Spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, camping and tinkering in his shop were among his favorite things to do.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel of Grayville; sons Vick (Susan) Hawkins of Mt. Carmel, IL, Dustin (Ashley) Hawkins of Albion, IL; daughters Joedy Hawkins of Evansville, IN, Angela (Tim) Roser of Carmi, IL; brothers Jackie Lee Hawkins of Philadelphia, PA, Mike (Jeanne) Hawkins of Albion; sister Susan Cowling of Grayville; 14 grandchildren, Holly Shae, Blaine Tucker, Hannah, Xander, Hezekiah, Faith, Aiden, Abe, Daisy, Zeke Allen, Promiss, Debo, Naomi, and Elsie.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two infant siblings Robert and Marie Hawkins; brother Chares Ray Hawkins; sisters Rosemary Hughes, Rebecca Joyce Gulley, and Betty Ann Hawkins.

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Thursday, April 3rd at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Funeral is at 10 am, Friday, April 4th at Cook Funeral Chapel. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

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Brenda Goemaat

Brenda Goemaat, 64, of Carmi, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2:39 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born April 25, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of William Albert and Edna Marie (Clem) Johnson. Brenda married John Ernest Goemaat on September 8, 1985 and he preceded her in death May 6, 2006. She was a member of the New Beginning Church of God in Carmi.

Brenda is survived by a daughter, Lisa Ann Quinn of Evansville,IN; two stepdaughters, Lee Anne Goemaat of Pella, IA and Sheila Harrington of North Judson, IN; a son, Michael Lynn Thomas of Carmi; two stepsons, Ernest Lee (Cheryl) Goemaat of Harrisburg and Steven Goemaat; three sisters, Tamara Rankin and Patricia Grant both of Carmi and Alberta Morell of Evansville, IN; and a half sister, Sondra Johnson Lamey of Evansville, IN; five grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Edith Pauline Johnson and Karless Rogers; and a brother, William Albert Johnson, Jr.

Funeral services for Brenda Goemaat, 64, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Keith Moore officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call on Friday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Jeannie Hiebert

Jeannie Hiebert, 63 of Norris City, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. at her residence. She was born June 30, 1950 in Grayville, the daughter of Rebecca (Nelson) Harrison. Jeannie married Donald Edward Hiebert on November 22, 1969. She was a bus driver, aide, custodian, and an EMT. Jeannie was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Norris City, River City Clowns, and Southern Illinois Klowns.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Donald Hiebert of Norris City; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky (David) Wheeler of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug (Kate) Hiebert of Palm Harbor, FL; two grandchildren, Dakota and Alixandria Wheeler; her mother, Rebecca O'Neal; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie (Jack) Lamont and Kathy (Randy) Buchanan all of Carmi; and a brother, Ronald Beck. Jeannie was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Rose.

Funeral services for Jeannie Hiebert, 63 of Norris City, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Pets at Risk and will be accepted at the Campbell Funeral Home. 


Robert L. (Bob) Decker

Robert L (Bob) Decker, age 86, of McLeansboro, Illinois passed away on Monday March 31, 2014 at 12:58 pm at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  He was a US Army veteran of WWII.  He is survived by daughters Mary Ann Halliard (fiancé George May) of Springfield Illinois, Melissa Dawn (husband Leroy) Browning of McLeansboro Illinois, Sharry (husband Donald) Hill 

of McLeansboro Illinois, Mindy (husband William) Hanks of McLeansboro Illinois, Angela (husband Mark) Stoller of Sudbury Massachusetts, Marla (husband Darrell) Ferguson of Missouri.  Two sisters, Anita Hayes of Mt Vernon Illinois and Jean Flannigan of Florida.  He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  The visitation is from 5 to 8 pm on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 

Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro Illinois. Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 3, 2014  at 11: 00 am at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro Illinois with interment at Brady Cemetery in Akin Illinois with graveside military rites performed by McLeansboro American Legion Post#106.

Cathy Lane

Cathy Lane, 81, of Carmi, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. at her home. She was born in Orchardville, IL on September 16, 1932, the daughter of John and Gladys (Schofield) Smith.  Cathy graduated from Wayne City High School in 1952.  She married Robert Leonard Lane on July 19, 1956.   Cathy had worked as an operator for GTE.  She was a member of the Red Hatters and First Christian Church of Carmi.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bob Lane of Carmi; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Linda Lane of St. Louis, MO and Todd and Penny Lane of Evansville, IN; six sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ruth Jones of Plymoth, CA, Betty Ann and Jack Cameron of Fairfield, Maxine and David Allison of Zenia, Imogene Caudle of West Summitt, MO, Florence Talbert of Fairfield and Ruby Cook of Savoy, IL;  five grandchildren, Sarah, Scott, Kaylee, Matthew and Krista Lane; a sister-in-law, Eva Lane of Fairfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Glenda Davidson and Berneta Scott; and three brothers, Johnny, Earl and Burl Smith.

Funeral services for Cathy Lane, 81, of Carmi, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in White County Memorial Garden. Friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. 


Phyllis Ruth Aydt

Phyllis Ruth Aydt, age 75, resident  of Shiloh Il formerly of O’Fallon,& McLeansboro Il passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 in Cedarhurst Care Center in Shiloh Il.
Ms. Aydt was an elementary school teacher in Cahokia public schools from 1961 until her retirement. She was a long-time volunteer at Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis and the Granite City soup kitchen. Her mission work throughout the United States inspired many friends and showed her passion for serving the poor. She was a Sunday School teacher in the Baptist church, and her bubbly personality brought life and sunshine to those 
around here. She was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams. She was known as the “Mayor” of Cedarhurst, where she loved the staff and many friends and neighbors there. 
Surviving are her sister Alice Harris of Bluford, Ill., four nephews, three nieces, and a host of extended family and many special friends. 
Memorial donations are kindly suggested to Christian Activity Center or Alan P. Lyss, MD, Endowed Share Fund of Cancer Research c/o Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation. 
Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Wolfersberger Funeral Home,in O’Fallon. 
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the funeral home with Rev. Chet Cantrell officiating.  Graveside Service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at Blooming Grove Cemetery, near McLeansboro Il.

Obituary information provided by Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.

Virgil Carroll

VIRGIL CARROLL AGE 72 A RESIDENCE OF SIMS IL. PASSED AWAY FRIDAY MARCH 28, 2014 AT 4:00 PM AT HIS HOME  VIRGIL WAS A RETIRED EMPLOYEE FROM AIRTEX CORPORATION IN FAIRFIELD IL IN 2004.VIRGIL IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE PATRICIA CARROLL ALSO HIS SON: LARRY CARROLL OF SIMS IL. 2 DAUGHTERS: SANDRA CARROLL OF SIMS IL & ESTHER ( MIKE ) FARMER OF SIMS IL. HIS SISTER: BETTY ( DAVID ) SEXTON OF METROPOLIS IL. 2 GRANDCHILDREN, 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN & 6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ALS SURVIVE. 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VIRGIL CARROLL WILL BE TUESDAY APRIL 1, 2014 AT 1:00PM. AT THE RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY IL. WITH THE REV. IVAN KUNCE OFFICIATING VISITATION 6 TO 8 PM. MONDAY MARCH 31, 2014 AT THE RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY  IL. WITH INTERMENT IN PIN OAK CEMETERY NEAR SIMS IL.

RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY IL. IS IN CHARGE OF ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS.

Hughie "Elmo" Jones

Hughie "Elmo" Jones passed away peacefully on March 29, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife, Anna, and their children.

Elmo was born February 27, 1926 to Hughie & Arrinda Wavie (Flener) Jones.  The first of three children and his mother's favorite--or so says his younger sister.  He graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville, IN either 1944 or 1945.   He couldn't remember just which year so he attended class reunions for both years.

Through a blind date, he met Margaret Ann Winiger and they wed on February 27, 1948--his 22nd birthday.  Together they had 5 children and were married until her death in 1969.

During his 20's, Elmo worked a variety of jobs in Evansville including Chrysler & Hoosier Cardinal.  Also, during this time, he delved into his first of many personal business ventures.  He owned and operated a service station and a restaurant.  In 1957  the family moved to Mt Vernon, IN where he operated Elmo's Sinclair Station.  In 1961 Elmo sold the station and accepted a position with the newly opened General Electric.  Also, from 1962-1970, Elmo & Margaret owned the Dog N' Suds Restaurant in Mt Vernon.

After Margaret passed away, Elmo moved his family to Carmi, IL in 1971 where he had purchased the Western Auto Store.  In 1972, he found love again with the woman next door--literally--and wed Anna Pretzsch Inman on March 16,  1973 and with that union, he gained 2 more children.

Elmo retired from GE in 1989 and continued to operate the Western Auto Store, a fixture on Main St, until 2012.

Elmo was civic  minded and participated in many community events including the Relay for Life and March of Dimes walks.  He was a member of the Mt Vernon Civitan  Club, Carmi Kiwanis Club, Carmi Chamber of Commerce and the First Baptist Church.

Elmo is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, oldest son, Hughie Wayne and sister, Margaret McCormick.

Elmo is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Anna, children Arrinda (Mark) Smith, Jan (Bob) Sisson, Angela (Michael) Bohleber, Katrina (Charlie) Gibbs, James (Martha) Inman and his baby, Tammy Jones.  Also, surviving are 11 grand children, 10 great grand children, brother, Eldon Ray (Betty) Jones and brother-in-law Orville (Lil) Pretzsch.

The family would like to thank the staff at Phoenix Rehab Facility and a very special thanks to "foster daughter" Lil Fortner.

Visitation is 4-8 pm, Monday, March 31, 2014, and 11am to 1 pm, Tuesday, April 1st, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi; Funeral is at 1 pm Tuesday, with burial in Kingdom Cemetery.  Visit cookfuneralchapel.com.


Virginia Ann "Jenny" Rister

Virginia Ann “Jenny” Rister, 64, of Carmi, Illinois, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born September 22, 1949, in Carmi, the daughter of William Edward and Dorothy (Gentry) Evans.  She was married to Archie Rister, and he preceded her in death.

Jenny worked for many years as a manager at McDonalds Restaurant in Carmi.

Survivors include her son, Tony (Kathleen) Rister, and their son Andrew Rister, all of Carmi; sisters Betty Barton of Lynnville, IN, and Donna (Norman) Carpenter of Wayne City, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters Helen, Sara and Joyce; and brothers Elwood and Richard “Dumpy”.  Jenny was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Rister.

Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Tuesday, April 1st, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  A private family burial will be at a later date in Newman Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Elizabeth Kaye Storey

Elizabeth Kaye Storey of Carmi, passed away March 26, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was 72. Kaye was a beloved and generous person and will be missed greatly by many. Born October 3, 1941 in Springerton, she was the daughter of Curt and Zilpha Carter who preceded her in death. She attended DeVries Beauty Academy in Evansville, operated Kaye's Kurl Shop in Springerton for ten years and retired from Martin & Bayley, Inc. after 20 years of employment. She was a lifelong member of Springerton Christian Church where over the years she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and served in many other capacities.

She is survived by a daughter, Beth (Eric) Beckman and granddaughters, Ruby and Louise of St. Paul, MN; all of whom she adored. Also surviving are a brother, George Carter of Omaha; a sister, Amy (Mark) Cozart of Norris City; in-laws, Linda and Dwain Allyn of Enfield and Gerri Storey of Carmi; nieces and nephews, Melody (Kirk) Jones, Leslie and Gil Carter, Riley and Madison Cozart; stepmother, Shirley Carter; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless dear friends.

Funeral services for Elizabeth Kaye Storey, 72, of Carmi, will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in Springerton Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be given in Kaye's name to the Springerton Christian Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.


Betty Burton Burns

Betty Burton Burns,  93, daughter of John Burton, Jr. and Allie Calvert,   wife of Robert Burns  and mother of Jim and John Burns, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014. Betty was living in Manor Care of Wilmette, IL.   She passed away peacefully among friends.  She is survived by her son Jim,  his wife Martha and her three grandchildren, Heather, Camille and James.

Betty was born in McLeansboro and was a graduate of McLeansboro High School and the Gem City Business School in Quincy.  She lived and worked in McLeansboro as an abstracter at Deister, Ward & Witcher.  In 1967 she moved to Chicago and began working at Chicago Title and Trust until her retirement at the age of 65.  Betty loved to play the piano, expecially Boogie Woogie music.  She also loved the California coast, having spent time there when her husband was stationed in Monterey during WWII and later with her son, John, who lived in Los Angeles in the 1980’s and 90’s.  She also loved spending time with her three grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Visitation service will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro.  Funeral service is set for 10:30 A.M.  Monday,  March 31 at the funeral home with Father George Mauck officiating.    Burial will be in I.O.O.F.  Cemetery, McLeansboro following the service.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The John Burns Scholarship Fund,  Administration Office of Hamilton County School District # 10,  P.O. Box 369,   McLeansboro, IL  62859.


Thomas E. "Tom" Cain

Thomas E. "Tom" Cain, 72, of Nashville, GA formerly of Carmi passed away at 11:48 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA.  He was born on December 16, 1941 in Chicago, IL the son of Joseph Eugene and Anna (Morris) Cain.  Tom married Helen Ruth "H.R." Campbell on June 8, 1963.  He had worked as a plant manager at various food and egg processing plants.  Tom was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville.

Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, H.R. of Nashville, GA; two sons, James P. "Jim" Cain of Clarksville, OH and Robert S. "Bob" Cain of Louisville, KY; a grandson, Shaun P. Cain of Clarksville, OH; a special family friend, Kathryn McClellan of Atlanta, GA; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William J. and Nancy Cain of Bolingbrook, IL, John M. and Celia Cain of Austin, TX and Roger N. and Rosa Cain of Chicago, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald L. and Joyce Campbell.

Funeral Services for Thomas E. "Tom" Cain, 72, of Nashville, GA will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Timothy Bell officiating.  Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday after 11:00 a.m.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Tom's memory to First Baptist Church of Nashville, Caring Place, 301 W. Washington Ave., Nashville, GA 31639 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.


Mona L. Riley

Mona L. (Willett) Riley, 55 of Owensboro, KY, died March 13, 2014, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.  She was born December 26, 1958, in Carmi, IL, the daughter of Ray and Emily (Burnett) Willett.  Mona was a Behavioral Specialist at Wendell foster in Owensboro.  

Survivors include son Chad M. Riley and daughter-in-law Tiffani; grandson Adam M. Riley, Eli and Nash, all of Russellville, KY; brother Jay Willett and his wife Sheila; niece Courtney, all of Grayville; great nephew Shane and wife Keisha; great nieces Lexus, Kiaya and Amiyah all of Mt. Carmel, IL; and a very special person David King. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother Steven Willett. 

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Monday, March 17th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Funeral is at 10 am, Tuesday, March 18th with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. 

Memorials may be made to Pets at Risk. 

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Sandra S. Taylor

SANDRA S. TAYLOR AGE 72 A RESIDENT OF DALE IL. PASSED AWAY TUESDAY MARCH 11, 2014 AT 7:29 PM.AT ST MARYS MEDICAL CENTER IN EVANSVILLE IN. SANDRA IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND CHARLIE TAYLOR OFDALE IL. SHE ALSO AS 2 SONS:JAMES EDWARD ROBERTSON OF DALE IL. & CHARLES ALLEN ROBERTSON OF NEWBURGH IN.  ALSO SURVIVING 3 DAUGHTERS: BECKY UNDERHILL OF DALE IL. CHERI ( CHUCK ) DOWNEY OF WAYNE CITY IL. VICKIE ( ALAN ) STRATTON OF PHILLIPS TOWN IL. 1 BROTHER: CHARLIE ( HAZEL ) HILLOF BOONVILLE IN. ALSO SURVIVES.

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR SANDRA S. TAYLOR WILL BE SATURDAY MARCH 15, 2014 AT 1:00 PM. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN McLEANSBORO IL WITH REV. ROBERT SEFRIED OFFICIATING INTERMENT WILLBE IN THE I O O F CEMETERY IN McLEANSBORO IL. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 11:00 AM. TIL TIME OF SERVICE AT 1:00 PM AT

 THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN McLEANSBORO IL.

Alan Larry Pittman

Alan Larry Pittman, 65 of Mt. Vernon, died Thursday morning, March 13, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on March 23, 1948 in Evansville, the son of William Harry and Fern (Lamar) Pittman.

Mr. Pittman graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1966.  He was employed for 20 years at Whirlpool and also worked at Nunn Better Milling upon graduation from high school.

He is survived by one sister, Betty DeLong of Carmi; a sister-in-law, Ann Hart of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Hart, brother-in-law, Jim DeLong and a nephew, Tennessee DeLong.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with Rev. Harold Merriweather as officiant.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and will be collected by the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Wayne E. Smith

WAYNE E. SMITH AGE 88 A RESIDENT OF WAYNE CITY IL. PASSED AWAY AT 12:40 PM. WEDNESDAY MARCH 19, 2014 IN GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER IN MT VERNON IL. WAYNE WAS A RETIRED OIL FIELD WORKER HE ALSO WAS A U S ARMY VETERAN OF WWII 

MR. SMITH IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE BARBARA SMITH OF WAYNE CITY IL. 4 SONS: DAVID ( KIMBREY ) SMITH OF GREENWOOD IN., DENNIS SMITH OF WAYNE CITY IL., ROBERT TODD SMITH OF GREENWOOD IN. & KELLY ( HEATHER ) SMITH OF WAYNE CITY IL. ALSO A DAUGHTER ANITA ROEDER OF FAIRFIELD IL 

2 SISTERS: GALE TROTTER OF FAIRFIELD IL. & JOY ERVIN OF KEENES IL. 3 GRANDCHILDREN & 3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN SURVIVE.

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR WAYNE E. SMITH WILL BE A GRAVESIDE SERVICE SUNDAY MARCH 23,2014 AT 2:00 PM AT THOMASON CEMETERY IN WAYNE CITY IL. WITH REV. RICHARD MCCORMICK WILL CONDUCT THE SERVICE. INTERMENT IN THOMASON CEMETERY IN WAYNE CITY IL.
VISITATION WILL BE 6-8PM SATURDAY AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY.

Genevieve Carlton

90 year old Fairfield Il. resident, Genevieve Carlton, died at 3:35 p.m. Thursday March 20, 2014 at Way-Fair Restorium in Fairfield Il.

Surviving are a daughter, Trina (Jerry) Paddock of Danville Il. and one sister, Barbara Chambliss of Wayne City Il.

Funeral services for Genevieve Carlton will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the First Baptist Church of Fairfield Il. with Rev. Bennie Tomberlin  officiating Burial will be in Thomason Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 24 2014 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City Il. which is in charge of the arrangements.

Woodrow "Bud" Biggerstaff, Jr.

Woodrow “Bud” Biggerstaff,  Jr.

Age:                   80

Residence:        McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:   9:15 P.M.,  Saturday,  March 22, 2014 at McLeansboro Rehabilitation and  Health Care CenterMcLeansboro, IL

Clergy:            Rev. Randall Ragan              

GRAVESIDE  BURIAL OF ASHES  will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 29,  2014 in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Date of Birth:      October 29, 1933                        Place of Birth:     St. Louis, MO 

Father:                 Woodrow Biggerstaff, Sr.         Mother:  Marjorie (House) Biggerstaff                       

Occupation:         Horse trainer          

Activities              Loved animals                

Survivors: 

 2 Sisters:        Betty Wolz and husband Steven,    High Ridge,   MO

                        Susie Pennington and husband Gary,    McLeansboro, IL

2 Brothers:    “Randy” Leonard Biggerstaff and wife Evelyn,     Desoto, MO.  David Biggerstaff and wife Pat,      Dale, IL.

1 Half Brother:      John Warthan,      Springerton, IL

Numerous Nieces and Nephews survive

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Parents, two brothers and one half brother

Arrangements are under the direction of HARRE  FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro       


Marjorie P. Thomas

Marjorie Thomas, 96 of Maunie, surrounded by family, peacefully joined her loved ones in heaven, Friday night, March 14, 2014, at 10:20pm. Marjorie, commonly known as “Nanny” spent her time on this earth selflessly giving her being to others. She will be remembered as a loving and dutiful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. Nanny lived a simple, purpose-driven life. She understood that it is the small things in life, like Sunday drives and homemade ice cream that matters most. Nanny enjoyed reading, gardening, nurturing, and spending quality time with those she loved. She made a difference in the lives she touched. She will be greatly missed by all.

She was born on May 3, 1917 in Emma Township, the daughter of Green and Edna (Tower) Huff. She married Arch Thomas on October 24, 1941 in Clayton, MO and he preceded her in death on July 11, 2007. She will be dearly missed and always loved by one devoted daughter and son-in-law, Marsha & Jim Collins of Harrisburg; two appreciative granddaughters, Amy (Alan) Burgener of Marion and Andrea (Steven) Reyes of Chicago; one great grandson, her ray of sunshine, Alex Thomas Burgener, as well as, soon to be, Baby Reyes. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary Lee, three brothers, Noble, Cort, & Phillip Huff, three sisters, Hazel Kilmer, Fern Lee and Rhoda Bryant.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi. Visitation will be from 12pm-2pm. Burial will be in Marshall Ferry Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Kay (Clifford) Mason

Kay (Clifford) Mason, 72 of Carmi, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at 3:35 a.m. at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing in Carmi. She was born August 14, 1941 in New Haven, Illinois, the daughter of Barney H. and Dessie (Travelstead) Clifford. Kay was a homemaker and had been a foster parent. She loved to fish and play bingo. Kay was a member of New Haven Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Lee and Carolyn June Clark, Jr. of Carmi and John Wayne and Betty Clark of Ducktown, TN; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Donald Goforth of Emma Township and Jennie and Mike Smith of Norris City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Huburt "PeeWee" and Shirley Clifford and Clarence and Kathy Clifford all of New Haven; three grandchildren, Robert Allen Clark, April Clark and Buddy Wayne Clark and one great grandson, Nicholas Clark. Kay was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise Johnston, Edith Littrell and Joan Emery; and three brothers, William Olan, Robert Dale and Lewis Edward Clifford.

Services will be private and Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.


Clyde W. Woodrow

Clyde William Woodrow, 81 of Enfield, passed away Sunday evening March 16, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born on January 31, 1933, the son of Elmer “Bill” and Naomi (Wilson) Woodrow. He married Alice Brock on June 4, 1952 in White County and she survives.
Clyde was a retired farmer. He is very much loved by his family. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, celebrating family birthdays and family dinners, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Body of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Bobbie Woodrow and Kent and Kristi Woodrow, all of Enfield; four grandchildren, Dianna Williams, husband Jared, Andrea Welch, husband Jason, Haley Woodrow, friend Alan Wurst and Kinsey Woodrow; three great-grandchildren, Jebadiah and Jacob Williams and Harper Welch; two sisters, Marlene McIntosh, husband,Gene of Springerton, Kay Woodrow of Hopkinsville, KY; three brothers, Don Woodrow, wife Kathryne of McLeansboro, Jerry Woodrow, wife Trish of Carmi, Larry Woodrow, wife Carolyn of McLeansboro; one sister-in-law, Margie Woodrow of Springerton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Naomi Woodrow; a brother, Jack Woodrow and a sister Dolores Rose; and two nephews, Jackie H. Woodrow and Tyler K. Woodrow; and a great-niece, Maureen O'Kelley.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am at the Enfield Cemetery on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Springerton Church of Jesus Christ or donor's choice. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Ray E. "Buck" Robertson

Ray E. "Buck" Robertson, Jr., 77, of Carmi passed away at 10:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing in Carmi. He was born July 27, 1936 in Golconda, Illinois, the son of Ray Elmer and May (Rexer) Robertson. Buck married Louise Foley on December 19, 1954 and she preceded him in death on February 10, 2013. He attended North Carmi General Baptist Church (Mick Chapel) until its closing and was presently a member of Plainview General Baptist Church. Buck was a oil producer and had worked for DiKor in Carmi and General Drilling in Indianapolis. He was known to his family as the "fix it guy" and always had a solution for everything. Buck had a joke for any occasion. The joy of his life was his family and having them there. Buck and Louise's "little farm" was a favorite gathering spot for their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Buck loved to say "We aren't building a fancy house, but we're raising kids and horses."

Buck is survived by a daughter, Sherry Gholson and her husband, Tim of Carmi; a son, Steven Robertson and his partner, Jim Tharp of Indianapolis, IN; two grandchildren, Eric Gholson and his wife, Krystal of Carmi and Erin Morrison and her husband, Jody of Enfield; three great-grandchildren, Reece and Hallie Gholson and River Morrison; his mother-in-law, Mary Foley of Enfield; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Medlin and her husband, Lawrence and Shirley Smith and her husband, Don all of Enfield and Susan Pearson and her husband, Bruce of Springfield; a brother-in-law, Guy Abbey and his wife Alice; and numerous nieces and nephews.. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a sister, Francis Abbey.

Funeral services for Ray E. "Buck" Robertson, Jr., 77, of Carmi, will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Tim Gholson officiating. Burial will be in Kitty Sweetin Cemetery near Springerton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be given in Buck's name to Phoenix Rehab and Nursing Center in Carmi and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.


William A. Patterson

WILLIAM A. PATTERSON AGE 80 A RESIDENCE OF CARLYLE IL. PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MARCH 23,2014 AT 11:50 P.M. AT BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL IN ST LOUIS MO. MR PATTERSON WAS A MECHANIC  WILLIAM IS SURVIVED BY HIS 2 DAUGHTERS: DIANA PATTERSON OF FAIRBANKS ALASKA & TAMMY STEVENS OF CARLYLE IL.


ALSO HIS SISTER IRENE CLARK OF NOKOMIS IL. & 2 NEICES: LISA PATTERSON & TAMMY STEVENS OF CENTRAILIA IL 7 GRANDCHILDREN & 6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN SURVIVE. 

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE FOR WILLIAM A. PATTERSON WILL BE WEDNESDAY MARCH 26, 2014 AT 11:00A.M AT THOMASOM CEMETERY IN WAYNE CITY IL. WITH REV. DALE TOMAS OFFICIATING WITH INTERMENT IN THOMASN CEMETERY IN WAYNE CITE IL. WITH FULL MILITARY RITES PROVIDED BY THE AMERICAN LEGION OF FAIRFIELD IL 

VISITATION WILL BE WEDNESDAY FROM 10:30 AT THE CEMETERY TILL TIME OF SERVICE AT 11:00 A.M.  MEMORIALS MY BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN LEGION OR THE VFW OF FAIRFIELD IL AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME  HOW IS IN CHARGE OF ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS 


Freda Doerner

Freda Doerner, 85, of Mt. Vernon, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born June 3, 1928 in Norris City, IL, the daughter of Robert Newton and Bertha Agnes (Hughes) Edwards. She had worked as a bar manager at Holiday Inn and Ramada Inn in Mt. Vernon.

Freda is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Michele Doerner of Mt. Vernon, IL and Brad and Winona Doerner of Percy, IL; three grandchildren, Keisha Woodbridge of Bedford, TX, Brandon Lee (Sarah) Doerner of Hurricane, WV and Christopher David (Kasey) Doerner of Ava, IL; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bert Morris of Norris City. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Duane Doerner and a sister, Wanda Edwards.

Graveside funeral and burial services for Freda Doerner, 85, of Mt. Vernon, will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery in Norris City.  There is no visitation and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be given in Freda's name to the Shriner's Hospital or Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.