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Jackie Carlton Campbell
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 7:45 A.M., Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial
Hospital, McLeansboro, IL
Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Harre Funeral
Home, McLeansboro, IL
Funeral: 1:00 P.M., Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home
Clergy: Rev. Robert Sefried and Rev. Eric Ragan
Burial: I. O. O. F. Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL
Date of Birth: July 26, 1938 Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL
Father: Paul Campbell Mother: Aileen ( Martin) Campbell
Church Affiliation: Jack was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, McLeansboro
Activities: Jack graduated from McLeansboro Township High School, Rend Lake Junior
College and also attended Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. He
Sincerely LOVED attending the Foxes basketball games.
Survivors: Daughter: Jacqueline Hughes of Springfield, IL
Sister: Paula Mason (husband Jim) of McLeansboro
Granddaughter: Lillian Barnes of Springfield, IL
Nephews: Trent Mason – McLeansboro
Trey Mason (wife Jessica) – Carmi, IL
Marty Beck – McLeansboro
Marilee Beck - St. Louis, MO
Mark Beck (wife Carmen) – McLeansboro, IL
Nieces: Celeste Hill – Chicago, IL
Jean Spruell (husband Joe) - McLeansboro, IL
Great Nephew: Paul Spruell – Cedar City, Utah
Great Niece: Ellen Gibbs ( husband Larry) - McLeansboro, IL
Saylor Mason of Carmi, IL
Great Great Nephew: Cory Skelton ( wife Emily) - McLeansboro, IL
1 Sister-in-Law: Delores Campbell of Mt. Vernon, IL
MEMORIALS TO: Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center, McLeansboro
and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY : Parents, Sisters Sharron Beck & Bettie Hill;
Brother William M. Campbell, niece Mary Jo Beck & nephew Kyle Beck.
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. W. Paul Slocumb
Frank Mount Bayley
Longtime Carmi businessman and active philanthropist, co-founder of Martin and Bayley, Inc., Frank Mount Bayley, 86, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014. Frank was born August 5, 1928 in Norris City, IL, the son of Lowry Hinch and Etta (Mount) Bayley. He married Mary Margaret Downen December 7, 1952. He was known for his warm smile, love of his family and concern for the well being of others. He was an avid car collector, and loved boats and airplanes also. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, American Legion, VFW, Rotary Club and Elks Lodge in Carmi. He enjoyed spending time at Kentucky Lake, Branson, MO and Marco Island, FL. He served his country as a Master Sargent in the Army during the Korean War. Following his time in the service Frank focused on the grocery business, co-developing Big John Superstores. Big Johns later evolved into Huck's Convenience Stores, currently operating throughout the midwest. As a businessman, Frank was also involved in several other endeavors including LB Ford in both Carmi and Flora, IL.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Mary Bayley of Carmi; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and David Young of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Bayley of Carmi; two sisters, Wilma Bayley of Carmi and Ruth South of Sacramento, CA; a brother and sister-in-law, L. H. and Dianne Bayley of Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren and their spouses, Landon and Andie Bayley, Brittany Bayley Murray and Dustin Murray, and Sarah Young Niemeier and Matthew Niemeier; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Curtis Bayley.
Funeral services for Frank Mount Bayley, 86, of Carmi, will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Carmi with Roger Price and Rev. Nate Mochizuki officiating. Entombment will be in Union Ridge Cemetery in Norris City with Military Rites by the Carmi American Legion and VFW. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Frank's name to Huck's nonprofit organization, Karing for Kids, or a charity of their choice. Karing for Kids donations may be mailed to Martin & Bayley, 1311A West Main Street, Carmi, IL 62821.
Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MaryLou Austin, age 86, a resident of Bluford, Illinois passed away at 11:20 A.M. Tuesday, October 14th at the Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, IL.
She was born on March 20th, 1928 to Curtis & Mary Nancy (Collins) Tyler.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Orville Austin; two sons: Ronald (wife Phyllis) Austin of Bluford, IL; and Terry (wife Susan) Austin of Fairfield, IL; one daughter: Roxanna Staton of Wayne City, IL; and one brother: Jim Tyler of Salt Lake City, UT.
She was preceded in death by both parents, one brother, and one son-in-law.
There will be a private family funeral service for MaryLou Austin. Burial will be at the Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, IL.
Helen R. Erkmann
Helen R. Erkmann, 90, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, October 13, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born May 16, 1924, in Dale, Illinois, the daughter of Hobert P. and Eliza (Biggerstaff) Trout. She was married to William E. Erkmann, and he preceded her in death.
Helen was a homemaker and a member of the Webb’s Chapel Church in McLeansboro, Illinois.
Survivors include daughter Wanda Fern (Gary) Linder of Enfield, Illinois; grandchildren Holly (Phil) Healy and Chanda (Ryan) Sauls; great grandchildren Breyton Sauls and Annsley Healy; sisters in law Opal Hall and Fay Morris.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Earl, Kenneth and Clyde Trout; and sister Wanda Cantrell.
Visitation and funeral are Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 11 am, and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.
Memorial may be made to WCRC Memory Care Activities Fund.
Ruby J. Johnson
Everett "Moose" James
Everett "Moose" James, 55, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Rehab and Nursing in Carmi. He was born April 6, 1959 in Carmi the son of Everett Cloyd and Karen Sue (Crawford) James.
Surviving are his father and step-mother Everett and Joan James of Carmi; a brother and sister-in-law Chris and Tabatha James of Grayville, IL; a sister Karen Christine Jones of Sheriden, WY; nine nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles Sherry and Bob Phillips, Lanna Crawford, Jerry and Jeanie Crawford, Rodney and Jenny Crawford, Julius and Arvy James, Clarence and Peggy James, Edgar James and Claude and Pat James. He was preceded in death by his mother, a sister Tammy Crawford a nephew Luke Crawford.
Graveside funeral services and burial for Everett "Moose" James, 55 of Carmi will be Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Marshall Ferry Cemtery in Dog Town with the Rev. Keith Moore officiating. There will be no visitation you are asked to meet at the Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in Moose James name to the Campbell Funeral Home to help with expenses. The Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in Charge of arrangements.
Ella B. Carmack
Ella B. Carmack, 95, of Carmi passed away at 6:15 a.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing. She was born December 12, 1918 in Alton, IL the daughter of Frank and Mary (Yarbrough) Ritchey. Ella married Cevil Cilvester Carmack on May 11, 1941 and he preceded her in death on December 7, 1997. For 23 years, she had worked as a clerk at Harper's Drug Store. Ella had attended Cherry St. General Baptist Church.
Mary Alice Draper
Billie J. (Bill) Trotter
Billie J. (Bill) Trotter, age 83, a resident of Belle Rive, Illinois passed away at 1:45 P.M. Friday, October 3rd in the Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in McLeansboro, IL.
He was born on July 15th, 1931 to Naaman & Phoeba (Turner) Trotter.
He was a retired technician with the Hamilton County Telephone Co-op in Dahlgren, IL and a member of the Dahlgren Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty L. Trotter (Irvin); 1 son: David (wife Carolyn) Trotter of Belle Rive, IL; 2 daughters: Diane Haile of Bethany, IL and Nancy Davis of Mt. Vernon, IL; 1 brother: Ralph Trotter of Dahlgren, IL; 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, October 5th at Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, IL.
Funeral services for Billie J. (Bill) Trotter will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 6th at the Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, IL.
Burial will follow at the Lowry Cemetery near Belle Rive, IL.
Memorials may be given to the Lowry Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, IL.
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 2:25 P.M., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at his home.
Visitation: 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Tues. Oct. 7, Harre Funeral Home
Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, Harre Funeral Home
Masonic Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. by A.F. & A.M. Polk Lodge 137.
Clergy: Reverend Larry Woodrow
As per Jim’s request, he is to be cremated and his cremains will be scattered
during a private family service at a later date.
Date of Birth: October 13, 1935 Place of Birth: Odessa, Texas
Father: Robert Leuellen Mother: Thalia (Gibson) Leuellen
Marriage to: Shirley (Cummins) Leuellen
Date of Marriage: November 28, 1954 Place of Marriage: Carmi IL.
Church Affiliation: First United Methodist Church, McLeansboro, IL.
Activities: Jim was the store manager of Illinois Brokerage and later P.N. Hirsch for several years. He was also the owner of Jim Leuellen Trucking, Inc. from 1995 to 2007 He was a member of A.F. & A.M. Polk Lodge 137, McLeansboro, IL., Scottish Rite Bodies of Belleville & IL, Ainad Temple Shriners, East St. Louis, IL.
Wife: Shirley Leuellen , McLeansboro, IL
5 Daughters: Jill Cain and husband David, Enfield, IL
Teresa Wellen and husband Marvin, Dahlgren, IL
Jessica , Ashley & Heidi Leuellen, McLeansboro, IL
2 Sons: Jeff Leuellen and wife Cindy, McLeansboro, IL
Fred Leuellen and wife Sandi, McLeansboro, IL
8 Grandchildren: Jeremy Owen and wife Amy, McLeansboro, IL
Josh Owen and wife Tara, Elberfield, IN
Jennifer Brown and husband Jason, Lexington, KY
Rachael Gorman and husband Jeremy, Evansville, IN
Mary Williams and husband Brandon, Crossville, IL
Jenna & Moriah Wellen, Dahlgren, IL
Sydney Leuellen, Harrisburg, IL
Johnathon Leuellen, St. Louis, MO
19 Great Grandchildren
2 Sisters: 1 Brother
Preceded in Death by: Parents, Son David, granddaughter, Cheyenne Hise, great granddaughter, Gabrielle Raelee Owen; 2 Brothers Phillip and Bob
Memorials To: Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
Peggy J. Venable
Peggy J. Venable, age 84, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois passed away at 4:25 A.M. Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
She was born on June 28th, 1930 in McLeansboro, Illinois, the daughter of Willard & Gretta (Wallace) Boyd
She was a home maker and she also worked as a caregiver.
Survivors include 5 sons: Stephan (wife Dorothy) Reed of Carson City, Nevada; Rick (wife Diane) Reed of McLeansboro, Illinois; Gary (wife Lisa) Reed of Springfield, Illinois; Kevin (wife Wendy) Reed of McLeansboro, Illinois; Alan (wife Debbie) Venable of Irvington, Illinois; and a sister: Thelma Lou Johnson of McLeansboro, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, October 4th at Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro.
Funeral services for Peggy J. Venable will be at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 5th at the Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro, IL.
Burial will follow at the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL.
Memorials may be given to the Illinois Lung Association or the Disabled American Veterans, and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home.
Rebecca "Becky" Dean Carter Meece
Rebecca “Becky” Dean Carter Meece
Residence: Attica, Michigan
Passed Away: 8:45 P.M., Sunday, September 28, 2014 at her residence.
Visitation: 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 3, 2014, Harre
Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL
Funeral: 1:00 P.M., Friday, Oct. 3 at Harre Funeral Home
Clergy: Reverend Mike Fields
Burial: Hopewell Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL
Date of Birth: August 24, 1951 Place of Birth: Eldorado, IL
Father: Rex Dean Carter Mother: Lucille (Lohnes) Carter
Marriage to: Allan Meece
Church Affiliation: Member of the Second Baptist Church
Activities: She loved going fishing, puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.
Occupation: She worked in Tool & Die Design and was employed by General Motors.
She had retired from this occupation.
Husband: Allan Meece - Attica, MI
1 –Son: Chad Meece
1 – Daughter: Angie Williams
2 -Granddaughters: Courtney Smith, Peyton Williams
1 -Grandson: Hunter Smith
1 -Brother: Rex Carter & wife Kim of Walpole
2 -Sisters: Shirley Bau & husband David of Enfield, IL
Alta Pearl Charron
Sisters-in-Law: Jeanine Hunter, Cindy Jones, Cherri Overlin
Several Aunts, Uncles, Nephews & Nieces
Special Aunt & Uncle: Teoria & Curtis Varney- McLeansboro, IL
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, Grandparents Russell & Ermal
Clevenger & Dallas & Lillian Lohnes.
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.
Verla Lucille Fulkerson
Verla Lucille Fulkerson, 84, of New Haven, IL, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, IL. She was born June 15, 1930, in Heralds Prairie, White County, IL, the daughter of Frank and Lucy (Hale) Martin. She married Dayton “Bill” Fulkerson on March 4, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2010.
Verla was a homemaker and had previously worked at a grocery clerk. In her younger years, she played piano at her church and most recently attended Bruce Chapel Church near Carmi.
Survivors include daughter in law Martha Fulkerson; brother Ray (Wilma) Martin all of Norris City, IL; sister Fay (Ernie) Clifford of Nashville, TN; grandchildren Scott (Tonya) Price, Terah (David)Shafer, Lee Ann Fulkerson, Heath Fulkerson, Cody Fulkerson, Baley Lee Ruth Fulkerson; great grandchildren Ashley (Scott) Biggerstaff, Amber Price, Storm Hawa, Drake Hawa, Chase Fulkerson, Cade Schou, Jaylee Fulkerson; great great grandchild Braylynn Biggerstaff; and Verla’s dear friend Kim Smith.
Visitation is 5-7 pm, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in New Haven. Funeral is at 10 am, Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in New Haven with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Wabash Christian Retirement Center Alzheimer’s Unit.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. Cookfuneralchapel.com.
Peggy J. Webb
Peggy J. Webb, age 81, of Bethalto, Illinois (formerly of McLeansboro, Illinois) passed away at 5:30 pm Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, Illinois.
She was born on April 4, 1933 in Delafield, IL, the daughter of Paul and Leila (McDaniel) Epperson.
She married Charles Webb on August 17, 1951. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1991.
Peggy was a nurse’s aide at Alton Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Bethalto. She enjoyed camping and traveling in her later years.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Jerry and Carol Webb of Alton, Richard Webb of Florissant, MO, Leta Fumagalli of Bethalto and Jane Hansel and her companion Robin Meletti of Holiday Shores; five grandchildren, Mike and Angela Fumagalli, Marie Fumagalli, Denise Rodgers, Christopher Webb and Nicole Molkenbur; three great grandchildren, Taylor Fumagalli, Madison Ilseman and Stephanie Lane. She is also survived by her devoted companion, Ken Owens of Bethalto.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Hansel, daughter-in-law, JoRee Webb and a brother, Donald Epperson.
Visitation will be from 11 A.M. Thursday until service time at 1 pm on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.
Burial will follow at International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Eloise K. Fuller
Marvin Russell Mingus, Jr.
Vertis E. "Smitty" Smith
Vertis E.”Smitty” Smith, 85, of Baytown was born February 9, 1929, in Burnt Prairie, IL and passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, in a Houston hospital. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served with the 25th InfantryDivision and retired from Gulf Oil in 1979. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge #321. He loved his race horses and trained them himself.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Maggie Smith; daughter, Kathy Diane Zlomke; and sister, Hattie Mae Walker. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Gail Smith of Baytown; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Truman McIntyre of Crosby; son and daughter-in-law, Kirk “Smitty” and Marcie Smith of Highlands; brothers and sisters-in-law, Theodore Joseph and Ruth Ann Smith of Carmi, IL and Billie Ray and Dana Smith of North City, IL; sister and brother-in-law, VergeneGittings of Carmi, IL; grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Hicks, Jerry Wayne Zlomke, Jr., Kaleb Michael Smith, Joseph William Smith, Christopher Alvarez, Kristen Bennett, Jacquelyn Bennett, Truman McIntyre, Jr., Curt Lyn McIntyre, and Brandy Ramirez; and numerous great grandchildren.
His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Stafford officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kirk Smith, Kaleb Michael Smith, Joseph William Smith, Jerry Zlomke, Jerry Wayne Zlomke, Jr., and Christopher Alvarez.
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home& Cremation Services,
Bobby Gene Ackerman
Joann E. Bailey
Nancy Lambdin, 71, of Carmi passed away at 5:13 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. She was born November 3, 1942 in Evansville, IN the daughter of Francis Perry and Eloise Anita Cecilia (Hammerstein) Kisner. Nancy was a Registered Nurse and work as a home health nurse. She was a member of St. Patrick and St. Polycarp Catholic Churchs and was a part of the Quilters Guild.
Nancy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jon Perry and Connie Sue Lambdin of Carmi and a brother and sister-in-law, David and Viola Kisner of New Haven.
A Funeral Mass for Nancy Lambdin, 71, of Carmi will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Enfield. Campbell Funeal Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Suzanne (Arnold) McCormick
Suzanne (Arnold) McCormick, 71 of rural Carmi, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:55 p.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born January 21, 1943 in Evansville, IN, the daughter of Felix William and Sallie Helen (Brumblay) Arnold. She married John W. McCormick June 19, 1965. She was a member of the Carmi First Christian Church, retired school teacher, housewife, mother, and business administrator.
Bobby Eckiss, Sr.
Louis G. Roberts
Norbert Franklin Maier
Norbert Franklin Maier, 94, Crossville, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at his home in Crossville. He was born on December 20 1919 in Carmi, the son of Reuben Anton and Mabel Eliza (Ritsch) Maier. He married Marjorie Nell Willis on March 10, 1949. Norbert was a WWII veteran where six Maier boys served and only five came home. Norb owned Maier Grocery for 30 years, was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls fan, raised homing pigeons, boxed in Golden Gloves, a member of Mallette Flyers Softball Team, raised beagle dogs, worked with Senior Citizens delivering meals until age 91, was "Illinois Senior Citizen of the Year" in 2008, and was a great father and grandfather to his children.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marjorie; two sons, Brad Maier and his wife, Becky, Doug Maier and his wife, Susan; two daughters, Brenda Eaton and her husband, Ron and Debbie Ashby and her husband, Jim; eight grandchildren, Paige Maier, Nicole Maier, Mallory Maier, Kelsey Maier, Jason Eaton, Bria Ashby. Shawn Ashby and Trey Ashby; and twelve great-grandchildren, Jackson Eaton, Chase Eaton, Katlyn Ashby, Ellyn Ashby, Erin Ashby, Emma Ashby, Katyaa Ashby, Jimmy Ashby, Jasmin Acord, Julian Acord, Kaitlyn Gill and Cayson Gill. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Johnson, Virginia Iglehart, Evelyn and Clara Maier; and five brothers, Robert "Shug", Reuben "Jake", Joseph, William E. "Bill" and Ronald Meier.
Funeral services will be private. Memorial gifts may be given in Norbert's name to FOP # 249 Shop With A Cop and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.
IRENE PARTAIN, AGE 99, A FORMER RESIDENT OF BROUGHTON, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 4:15 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 IN THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARE CENTER IN MCLEANSBORO. SHE WAS A RETIRED FLOOR MANAGER AT THE FORMER ELDER MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN MCLEANSBORO. SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONE SON: CARROLL DEAN (WIFE PATRICIA) PARTAIN OF MCLEANSBORO; ONE DAUGHTER: PAULINE (HUSBAND BILL) GHOLSON OF VIENNA; SIX GRANDCHILDREN, FOURTEEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND TWO GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. ONE BROTHER: JOHN WILBURN OWEN OF FINLAY, OHIO ALSO SURVIVES. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR IRENE PARTAIN WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO WITH THE REV. ROBERT SEFRIED OFFICIATING. VISITATION WILL BE HELD FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. TUESDAY AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO. BURIAL WILL BE AT HICKORY HILL CEMETERY NEAR BROUGHTON. MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE BROUGHTON BAPTIST CHURCH AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME.
Rhonda M. Choate
Rhonda M. Choate, resident of Belle Rive, Illinois, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM in the Good Samaritan Regional Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband: Guy Choate, Jr. of Belle Rive; one daughter: Jennifer Canfield of Mt. Vernon; her parents: Michael and Charlene Maurer of Dahlgren, and one grandchild. A private gravesite service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Richardson Hill Cemetery near Dahlgren with the Rev. Jeremy Hamson officiating. Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of the arrangements.
George E. (G.E.) Kissner
George E. (G.E.) Kissner, 92, a well known businessman of Wayne City, died peacefully at 5:21 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
George was born Friday, January 13, 1922, in Dix, Illinois. He was the son of William and Opal (Laird) Kissner. He married Cecil (Haynes) Kissner on November 1, 1940, and they had five children. After Cecil's passing on November 11, 1961, he later married Joan (Buchanan) Kissner, who survives him, on January 22, 1968.
George spent most of his years in Wayne City operating various successful businesses and partnerships. Among them were G.E. Kissner Grain Company and Feed Mill, Kissner and Weaver Farm Equipment, and G.E. Kissner Cattle Company. He also operated a sawmill, farmed for several years, owned a large ranch in South Dakota, and fed a large number of cattle in his feedlots.
His passions were beef cattle, studying the commodity and stock markets, and watching televised cattle auctions. He loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Maggie. George was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Joan, George is survived by his sons, Bill (and wife Jeanne) of Wayne City, Bob (and wife Sandra) of Wayne City, Tom (and wife Judy) of Grand Chain, his daughter Linda Buchanan (and husband Jim) of Bluford, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Cecil; a son, Jerry Kissner; his brother, Roy Kissner; and granddaughter, Teresa Buchanan.
Visitation will be held at the Wayne City Baptist Church on Friday, September 19, at 5:00 pm and the funeral at the church on Saturday morning, September 20, at 10:00 am. Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City is in charge of all the arrangements.
Herbert Clella Penner
Herbert Clella Penner, 76, of Griffin, Indiana, died at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from injuries sustained in a fall from a ladder at his home. He was born June 11, 1938, in Gibson County, Indiana, the son of Clella and Mary (Goodson) Penner. He was married to Elaine (Fewkes) Penner, and she survives.
Herbert was retired from Emge Meat Packing Company in Ft. Branch, Indiana. He enjoyed antiques, and was a blacksmith.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Penner of Griffin; son Herbert “Tony” (Michelle) Penner of Satellite Beach, Florida; daughter Patricia Penner of Lincoln City, Illinois; brother Harold Penner of Tillamook, Oregon; grandchildren Kinberly (Aaron) Koman, Alissa (Cash) Smith and Kyle Penner; great grandchildren Julian, Cody and Ashlyn; step great grandchildren Christian, Lilly and Aiden.
A memorial visitation will be 4-6 pm, Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Kevin K. Kelleher
Kevin K. Kelleher, 58, of Carmi, IL, died Sunday, August 3, 2014, at his home. He was born February 8, 1956, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Russell W. and Eleanor V. (Kierski) Kelleher.
Kevin most recently worked as a truck route driver in food service. He was a US Army veteran, and enjoyed working outside in his garden and yard. Camping and fishing were among his favorite pastimes.
Survivors include his father, Russell Kelleher of Granite City, IL; son Nicholas Kelleher of FL; brother Patrick M. Kelleher of Wimberley, TX; ½ brother Jack Robertson, Jr. of Hamilton, MI; sister Susan Pratt of Staples, TX; ½ sisters Diana Schmidt of Belleville, IL, Robin Wren of Pasadena, TX, and Ranea Closson of Villa Grove, IL.
He is preceded in death by his mother; and brother Russell Thomas Kelleher.
In keeping with Kevin’s wishes, his remains were cremated. A visitation and military funeral rites will be Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at noon and military rites at 1 pm.
Mervin C. Burger
Mervin C. Burger, age 82, resident of Eldorado, formerly of Dale, Illinois, passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 5:00 a.m. He was a retired farm hand. Survivors include two sons: Henry Jason (wife Sue) Burger of Queens Creek, Arizona and George Burger of Eldorado; five daughters: Beulah Young and special friend, Ralph Rowden, of Carterville, Dorothea Skropka, Nancy (husband Jeff) Sells, Lunell Will, and Barbara (husband Scott) Owens, all of Eldorado; two brothers: Ellis Burger of Gardner, Illinois, and Donald Burger of Pontiac, Illinois; and one sister: Mary Lewendoski of Mazon, Illinois. Thirty-five grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces, and nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mervin C. Burger will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Tim Biggerstaff officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at Gholson Funeral Home at McLeansboro. Burial will be at Blooming Grove Cemetery near McLeansboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Martha Jane Abbey Wiwchar
Martha Jane Abbey Wiwchar, 81, of Carmi, IL, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born March 2, 1933, in Broughton, IL, the daughter of Henry and Ovah (Harrawood) Jones. She was married to Steven Wiwchar and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2008.
Jane was a homemaker and she enjoyed oil painting.
Survivors include sons Harold Abbey of Carmi and Kevin (Vicki) Abbey of Las Vegas, NV; daughter Rhonda (Richard) Knight of Carmi; sister Phyllis Price of Harrisburg, IL; grandchildren Tina Reams, Todd Simer, Aaron Abbey, Josh Abbey, Matt Hines, Erica Zieren; great grandchildren Johanna Zieren, Max Hines, Eli Hines, Mason Reames and Mackenzie Reames.
She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Robert Abbey; husband Steven Wiwchar; daughters Susan Simer and Kandy Abbey; brothers Paul Jones, Bobby Jones and Benny Jones; and sister Betty Austin.
Visitation and funeral are Friday, August 8, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 10 am, and funeral is at noon. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.
Connie L. Lamont
Connie L. Lamont, 68 of Carmi, passed away Wednesday morning August 6, 2014 at her home. She was born June 25, 1946, the daughter of Donald Gene and Rebecca (Nelson) Harrison. She married Jack Lamont on June 21, 1967 at Shawneetown.
Connie had worked as a bank teller at White County Bank and Integra for over 20 years. She was an active member of the Carmi American Legion Auxiliary and the Carmi V.F.W where she was “all about bingo” and served as the bingo treasurer. She was a very active volunteer at the VA Hospital. Connie loved her flower gardens and reading, but most important, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; 4 sons, Kevin Savage of Albion, Kelly and Sheila Savage of Centerville, Scott and Tonia Lamont and Jerry Lamont all of Carmi; her mother, Rebecca O’Neal of Carmi; 11 grandchildren, Ethan and Cole Savage, Aadam (Courtney) Smith, Aaron (Melissa) Smith, Danyelle (David) Mitchell, Emily (Zach) Burzynski, Riley Moss, Ashley (Mike) French, Andrew (Laci Slay) Lamont, Kayley Lamont, and Jacklyn Lamont; 9 great-grandchildren, Michael Smith, Gabe and Colton Smith, Seth and Lexie Mitchell, Cadence and Caden Burzynski, Madison and Morgan Strong, Mason French, Landi Slay and identical twin boys being born in September; 1 brother, Ronald Beck of Carmi; 1 sister, Kathy (Randy) Buchanan of Carmi; a brother-in-law Don Heibert of Norris City and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, and 2 sisters, Donna Rose and Jeanie Heibert.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday August 9, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Dallas Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Charlie Wycoff, 62, of Carmi, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 9:48 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born December 15, 1951 in Cardwell, Missouri, the son of Orville Truman and Mabel Rose (Sheridan) Wycoff. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and especially liked to play cards.
Charlie is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Segundo of Aurora, IL; two grandchildren, Paige and Megan Segundo; three sisters, Shirley Curry of Carmi and Mary Sue Tackett and Helen McClash both of Arkansas; and two brothers, Truman Wycoff of Missouri and Bubby Wycoff of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial gathering for Charlie will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church in Concord.
Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
John T. Mitchell
John T. Mitchell, age 79, a resident of McLeansboro Illinois passed away at 5:32 A.M. Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was a retired oil field worker and also worked at Nascote Company in Nashville, Illinois. He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960 and left the service with the rank of Corporal. Survivors include 3 sons: Tim (wife Jane) Mitchell of McLeansboro, Illinois; Tom Mitchell of McLeansboro, Illinois; Dan (wife Cynthia) Mitchell of McLeansboro, Illinois; 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for John T. Mitchell will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, Illinois with Rev. Bud Sefried officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, September 2nd at the Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro, Illinois. Burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery in McLeansboro, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, Illinois.
Sandra King, 72, of Norris City, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:13 a.m. at her residence. She was born March 9, 1942 in Raleigh, Illinois, the daughter of Elmo and Nellie Leighton (Grisham) Busler. Sandra was a member of Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City.
She is survived by three daughters,, Veronica (Chris) Cox of Fairfield, Melanie Rains of Omaha and Sarah (Corey) Rice of Farmington, MO; a son, Randall (Tara Myers) Busler of Carmi; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernadine Lovell of Norris City; and a brother, Revis Busler of Norris City.
Memorial services for Sandra King, 72, of Norris City, will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City with visitation after 2:00 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be given in Sandra's name to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City who is in charge of arrangements.
Alpha E. Hankins
Anna Q. Hortin
Neda Kane, 100, of Carmi, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:04 p.m. at The Heart Hospital in Newburgh, IN. She was born on April 7, 1914 in Broughton, IL, the daughter of John and Lily (Richardson) Kelly. Neda married John Lawrence Kane on June 6, 1934 and he preceded her in death on May 1, 1989.
Marguerite (Margaret) McKinney Dungy, 95, daughter of Henry and Lucinda Patrick McKinney, was born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 21, 1919. She grew up in Whiteville, Tennessee, and was converted at an early age and joined the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church there. She graduated from the schools there and attended Lane College and Robinson Business College in Jackson, Tennessee. She was employed at the Hardeman County Farm and Home Demonstrations Agent office in Bolivar, Tennessee. Later, she went to Chicago, Illinois, and was employed there.
Margaret was married to Charles W. Dungy of Carmi, Illinois, on June 21, 1943. To this union, two children were born – a son, Charles W. Dungy, Jr., and a daughter Florence E. Dungy.
Margaret became a member of Mitchell Chapel A.M.E. Church in Carmi. The church later disbanded due to decline in membership. She became a member of First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Bethany Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women.
She is preceded in death by her husband, of 55 years, Charles Dungy, in 1998; her parents, Henry and Lucinda McKinney; a sister, Luella Mckinney; an infant sister Deborah McKinney; a brother, Lawrence McKinney; a nephew, Alfreeda McKinney; and a sister-in-law, Robylee Dungy.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jr. an Gwendolyn Dungy of Columbia, Maryland; a daughter Florence E. Dungy of Washington, D.C.; a grandson and grand daughter-in-law, Dr. Danton Dungy and Adrienne McLendon of Scottsdale, Arizona; great grandson Nathaniel Dungy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Leonard and Virginia Dungy; nieces Lovella Cox, Gladis Thomas, Bessie and Monroe Woods, Bernice McKinney, Sovonne Jones; nephews Lawrence McKinney, Murphy and Bessie McKinney, Glosten McKinney, Chester McKinney and John W. Robinson.
Laura Belle Flannigan
LAURA BELLE FLANNIGAN, AGE 86, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 5:50 A.M. FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 IN THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN MCLEANSBORO. SHE WAS A HOME MAKER AND IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND: JAMES WALLACE FLANNIGAN OF MCLEANSBORO; A DAUGHTER: DEBRA (HUSBAND GARY) STRATTON OF DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS; 2 GRANDCHILDREN: BETH TIDBALL OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA AND BROOKE TIDBALL OF OLIVETTE, MISSOURI; 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: AVERY AHREN, LORELEI AHREN, DYLAN AND MILES PATTERSON ALSO SURVIVE; 2 BROTHERS: WALTER SMITH OF BILLINGS, MONTANA, ROBERT SMITH OF LAREDO, TEXAS; AND A SISTER: BETTY HARDT OF MT VERNON, MISSOURI. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LAURA BELLE FLANNIGAN WILL BE HELD AT 1: 00 PM TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014 AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO WITH LARRY WOODROW AND AMANDA WOODROW CONDUCTING THE SERVICE. BURIAL WILL BE IN GLENVIEW GARDEN OF MEMORY CEMETERY NEAR MCLEANSBORO.
Nina York, 91, of Enfield passed away at 3:22 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born March 22, 1923 in Norris City, IL the daughter of Edwin Moses and Ollie Mae (Harris) Spence. Nina married Harold York on December 1, 1945 and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1994. She was a 1940 graduate of Norris City High School, a charter member of Plainview General Baptist Church and a farm wife. Nina enjoyed being a part of the Red Hatters, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Nina is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Steven Lee of Fairfield and Brenda and Fred White of Sumner; three grandchildren, Haylie and Eric Fisher, Barkley York White and Brandon and Kari Lee; three great-granddaughters, Austin Elizabeth, Ollie Rose and Annie Catherine Fisher. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Lee, two sisters, Neva Hardesty and Lela Greer and two brothers, Dalton Spence and Theron Spence.
Funeral Services for Nina York, 91, of Enfield will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Plainview General Baptist Church near Norris City. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. Friends may call at Plainview General Baptist Church on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Memorial Contributions may be made in Nina's memory to Plainview General Baptist Church Cemetery or Wounded Warriors and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.
David F. Nester, 79, of Carmi, passed away Sunday afternoon, at his home. He was born on July 30, 1935, in Pennsylvania, the son of Paul and Ida Nester. A Marine veteran of the Korean War, he was employed by Bell Atlantic for 35 years. David enjoyed sports, especially fishing, and was a professional dog handler and showed and trained dogs for 15 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Krisanne (Bill) Weinbrecht of Carmi and Cheryl (Rich) Hobbie of Califon NJ; 4 grandchildren, Justin and Wyatt Weinbrecht and Samantha and Jamie Barinas.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Errol Wayne Parrish
Errol Wayne Parrish, 73, of Mt. Carmel, IL, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at his home.
He was born March 30, 1941, in Johnston City, IL, the son of Paul and Alice (Pollard) Parrish. He was married to Becky L. (Williams) Parrish, and she survives.
He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel, and was a retired truck driver and veteran of the Army, Marines, and Army National Guard. He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his wife Becky Parrish of Mt. Carmel; sons Jeff (Jodi) Parrish of Robinson, IL, Jay (Barb) Parrish of Mt. Carmel; brother Cecil (Glenda) Parrish of Johnston City; grandchildren Lauren Browning, Anthony Parrish, Amber Parrish, Breanna Parrish (who was Errol’s special helper), Andrew Parrish, Josh Parrish, and Alisha Parrish.
Visitation is 5-7 pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Funeral is at 10 am, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Burial with military rites will be in Old Union Cemetery south of Grayville.
Memorials may be made to the family to assist with expenses.
Delise Mae Stucky, 52 of Carmi, passed away Saturday morning August 9, 2014 at her home. She was born February 28, 1962 at Carmi, the daughter of Charles and Claudia (Julian) Hunsinger.
She is survived by 1 son, Kyle Stephens; 1 daughter, Kristen Mae Brown; 1 grandson, Devin River Marlowe; 2 brothers, Charles and Clinton Hunsinger; 2 sisters, Denise Osborne and Charlotte Jeanne Hanmore. She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister, Gala Walker.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday August 12, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Wanda L. Campbell
Wanda L. Campbell, 85, of Carmi, died Saturday afternoon, August 9, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born August 17, 2014 in McLeansboro, the daughter of Grant and Hattie (Hutchinson) Little. She married William W. Campbell on April 5, 1946 at Morganfield, KY and he preceded her in death on December 11, 1992.
Wanda was a homemaker and a member of the Carmi VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by 2 sons, Bill G. (Dina) Campbell of Henderson, KY and Bob J. (Diana) Campbell of Crossville; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; 1 sisters, Rose (Harold) Poore of Carmi. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Dale and Jim Little and 1 sister, Nellie Renshaw.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in N. Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Mary M. Winemiller
MARY M. WINEMILLER, AGE 73, A RESIDENT OF DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 11:30 P.M. MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014 IN THE DEPAUL HOSPITAL IN BRIDGETON, MISSOURI. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND FREDRICK (RICK) WINEMILLER OF DAHLGREN, ONE SON STEPHEN & WIFE REBECCA WINEMILLER OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS, 3 DAUGHTERS: STEPHANIE SANDERS OF MCLEANSBORO, JACQUELINE THOMAS OF MCLEANSBORO AND JUDITH AND HER HUSBAND BILL MCCULLOUGH OF MCLEANSBORO. ALSO 2 BROTHERS: RICHARD HERZING OF MT VERNON, AND WILLIAM (BILL) HERZING OF DAHLGREN, AND ONE SISTER BETTY TANNER OF HURST, TEXAS. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARY M. WINEMILLER WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 AT 10:00 A.M. AT ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN DAHLGREN. VISITATION WILL BE AT 9:00 A.M. SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH WITH A ROSARY PRAYER AT 9:30 A.M. AT THE CHURCH. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE ST. JOHN'S CEMETERY IN DAHLGREN. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME OF DAHLGREN, WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.
ELBERTA UTTERBACK, AGE 95, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 1:50 P.M. TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014 IN THE HELIA HEALTH CARE IN BENTON, ILLINOIS. SHE WAS A RETIRED FARMER AND HOME MAKER. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 2 NEPHEWS, 4 NIECES, AND A HOST OF GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ELBERTA UTTERBACK WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 AT 2:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO. BURIAL WILL BE IN DIGBY HILL CEMETERY AT DALE, ILLINOIS. VISITATION FOR ELBERTA UTTERBACK WILL BE FROM NOON ON SATURDAY AND UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO. MEMORIALS TO THE TEN MILE BAPTIST CHURCH FUND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO
Richard Pleasant, 77, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 12:10 a.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He was born June 25, 1937 in Decatur, IL the son of Howard K. and Ruby Marie (Cole) Pleasant. Richard married Doris Evelyn Johnson on May 9, 1959 and she preceded him in death on April 5, 2013. He was a 1955 graduate of Norris City-Omaha High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Richard worked as a maintenance mechanic for the Paducah Housing Authority from 1969 until his retirement in 2002. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was also an avid golfer and member of Gambit Golf Club in Vienna where he hit three Hole in Ones in one week.
Wanda G. Yates
Wanda G. Yates, 80, of Carmi, passed away at 1:53 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born August 23, 1933 in Carmi, the daughter of Samuel Leslie and Rhoda Mae (Brock) Dill. Wanda married Adam D. Yates on August 20, 1970 and he preceded her in death on April 12, 2001. She had worked for 15 years in housekeeping at Wabash Christian, a place she called home the past few years. Wanda was an active member of First Pentecostal Church in Carmi.
She is survived by her two daughters and a son-in-law, Pam and Audy Sutton of Crossville and Darla Sturgal of Lynnville, IN; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Joyce Courson of Evansville, IN; six grandchildren, Tyler and Kayla Sutton, Jennifer Sturgal, Jeremy and Josh Courson and Amy Albright-Powers; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Pickerell and a brother, Elmer Dill.
Funeral services for Wanda G. Yates, 80, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Bill Wagner and Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call on Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given in Wanda's name to Wabash Christian Retirement Center and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.
Charles Lemmons, Sr
Charles Lemmons, Sr., age 71, a resident of Dale, Illinois passed away Thursday August 14th, 2014 in the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Charles was a retired machinist with the Emrson Electric of Aurora Il. Charles D. Lemmons is survived by his wife Mandy C. Lemmons of Dale Il. also surveying are 3 sons: Charles ( Robin ) Lemmons of McLeansboro Il,
David ( Candace ) Lemmons of Aurora Il & Thomas ( Jenny ) Lemmons of Aurora Il. also 3 daughters: Billie Doogan of McLeansboro Il Darlene ( Owen ) Trainer of Sturgis Ky. & Marlene Abbott of Creal Springs Il. Also 12 grandchildren & 5&1 on the way great grandchildren. Mr. Lemmons is also survived by 1 brother Tom Lemmons of McLeansboro Il. & 3 Sisters Christine Weaver od Dahlgren Il, Dora
Presley of Rudement Il & Bonnie Bramlet of Lake Charles Louisana
Funeral Services for Charles D. Lemmons will be Monday August 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Gholson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Sefried Officiating Interment will be in the Digby Hill Cemetery in Dale Il. Visitation will be from 12 noon til time of the service at 2:00pm.Arrangements Entrusted to: Gholson Funeral Home McLeansboro
Joyce A. Frymire
Verschel A. Shaw
VERSCHEL A. SHAW, AGE 86, A RESIDENT OF FAIRFIELD, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 2014 AT 12:14 P M IN GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HEALTH CARE IN MT VERNON ILLINOIS. HE WAS A FARMER . SURVIVORS INCLUDE 5 SONS: GARY( WIFE LINDA ) SHAW OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS, KENT SHAW OF MT VERNON ILLINOIS, DAVID ( WIFE TINA ) SHAW OF SOMONAUK, ILLINOIS
DONNIE ( WIFE DOLLY ) SHAW OF OPDYKE ILLINOIS AND ROGER SHAW OF BLOOMINGTON INDIANA, ONE DAUGHTER DEBRA ( HUSBAND ROBERT ) SHOEMAKER OF MAHOMET ILLINOIS., 2 BROTHERS LAVERN SHAW OF WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS AND EDMUND SHAW OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS , 19 GRANDCHILDREN AND 21 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND 4 STEP GREAT GRANDCHILDREN SURVIVE.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VERSCHEL A. SHAW WILL BE HELD AT 10:30 A M WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20 2014 AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 6:00 P M TO 8:00 P M ON TUESDAY AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE THOMASON CEMETERY IN WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS.
Veneta Short, age 92, resident of Wayne City, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 10:59 a.m. in Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She worked at the Wayne City Garment Factory, as a cook at the Oak Grove School, and she was also a home maker. She is survived by one son: Darrell (wife Dorothy) Meyers of Griffin, Georgia; one daughter: Sandra (husband Roger) Hertenstein of Wayne City; three grandchildren: Charlotte Thigpen of Wayne City, Jeff (wife Tammy) Hertenstein of Flora, and Darla (husband Thomas) Carson of Dallas, Georgia; 9 great grandchildren: Brandon (wife Kristi) Thigpen of Bismark, North Dakota, Brittany Thigpen of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Brandley Thigpen of Bismark, North Dakota, Logan (wife Rebecca) Hertenstein of Louisville, Illinois, Karisa Hertenstein of Flora, and Allen Edgar, Ashley (husband Mike) O'Kelley, Molly Edgar, and James Carson all of Dallas, Georgia. Seven great great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Veneta Short will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with the Rev. Bryan Bennett officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City. Burial will be at the Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.
Ruby Marshel, age 87, resident of Sims, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her home. She was a home maker. She is survived by one son: Jonnie (wife Shelia) Marshel of Fairfield; three daughters: Sue Chepely and Kay Richards, both of Fairfield, and Becky Henry of Sims; one brother: Bill Desch of Johnsonville; ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Funeral services for Ruby Marshel will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with the Rev. Bruce Venters officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City. Burial will take place at the Pin Oak Cemetery near Wayne City.
Dorothy F. Wangler, 95, of Carmi passed away Tuesday evening, August 19, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center. She was born February 6, 1919, in Booneville, IN, the daughter of James Virgil and Hattie (Leslie) Hart.
Dorothy attended Carmi East Side Pentecostal Church, was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Bethany Baptist Church in IN and had worked locally at several restaurants. Most of all, she was truly devoted to and took great pride in her family.
Survivors include sons Carl (Leona) Julian of Carmi and Daryl (Dolla) Julian of Hippa, KY; daughters Anna Sneed of Carmi, Anita (Tom) Pettay of Bentonville, AR and Belva Hutchinson of Evansville, IN; sister-in-laws, Wilma Julian and Jerilee Wangler; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great children. She was preceded in death her parents; husbands Claude Julian in 1978 and Edward Wangler in 2003; sons, James Julian and Alan Wangler; daughters, Gayle Glascock, Claudia Blazier, Kay Roberts, Jan Sutton and Carmen Harlow; brother Doris Hart; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Dorothy F. Wangler will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 23. 2014, at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Chaplain Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Florine E. Savage
Florine E. Savage, age 87, a resident of Belle Rive Illinois passed away at 9:02 P.M. Thursday, August 21, 2014 in the Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was a home maker. Survivors include her husband, Dean Savage of Belle Rive, Illinois, a son Russell Dean (wife Brenda) Savage of Belle Rive, Illinois, and a daughter Rosalie Lynn (husband Nicholas "Randy" Skaggs) of Belle Rive, Illinois, 4 grandchildren: James Robert Savage of Fairfield, Illinois, Jason Dean (wife Dawn) Savage of Mill Shoals, Illinois, Jessica Michelle Kuykendall of Fairfield, Illinois, Nicholas Randal (wife Katrina) Skaggs III of Springfield, Illinois, and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Florine E. Savage will be held on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, Illinois with Rev. Brad Sloan officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Sunday, August 24th at the Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, Illinois. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Dahlgren, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Dahlgren Missionary Baptist Church in order to help tuck point the church building, and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, Illinois.
Nancy A. Winter
Nancy (Ackerman) Winter, 69, of Carmi passed away at 7:55 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Carmi, IL on May 3, 1945 the daughter of Frank Hall and Dixie (Wade) Ackerman. Nancy graduated in 1963 from Carmi Township High School. She owned and operated Fickert Hardware and later worked in sales for Carmi Broadcasting Co. before being elected in 2006 to serve as the White County Supervisor of Assessments. Nancy was a member of Big Prairie United Methodist Church, White County Republican Party and DAR. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Shayle Bruce Hensley
Shayle Bruce Hensley, age 60, a resident of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:30 a.m. at his home. He was a shop foreman for Durham Bus Company in Mt. Vernon. Survivors include his wife: Brenda Hensley of Mt. Vernon; two daughters: Brandy Hensley of Bluford, and Misty Hensley of St. Louis, Missouri. Eight grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Shayle Bruce Hensley will be Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Benton Fitzjerrells officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be in Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City. Richardson Funeral Home of Wayne City is in charge of all the arrangements.
Bruce H. Roberts
Bruce H. Roberts, 57, of Norris City passed away at 12:18 a.m., Monday, August 25, 2014 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He was born on February 4, 1957 in Eldorado, IL. Bruce had worked as a tire builder for Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon, IL.
Timothy L. Brown
James David Schneider
James David Schneider, 62 of Carmi, passed away early Tuesday morning August 5, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. He was born July 16, 1952 in Eldorado, the son of James and Gertrude (Haney) Schneider. He married Gale Gatter on December 21, 1974 in Carmi.
David was a lifelong farmer, most recently working for Brown Feed in Carmi.
He is survived by his wife Gale; his daughter, Lisa (Jimmy Browning) Schneider of Carmi; 2 grandchildren, Jacob Schneider and Brenna Browning; 2 brothers, Phil (Carol) Schneider of Joplin, MO and Chris (Tammy) Schneider of Carmi; 4 sisters, Susie Kuykendall of Carmi, Marlys (Joe) Brown of Herald, Linda (Tom) Witherspoon of KY and Mary Webb of IN. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his in-laws, Louis and Betty Gatter. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, James Louis Schnieder; and 1 brother, Allen Schneider.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday August 8, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in St. Polycarp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Donna Jo (Grant) Cox
Donna Jo (Grant) Cox, 78, of Hazelwood, MO passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 3, 2014. Beloved wife of Orvil James Cox, Jr.; dear mother of Robin J. (Tom) Cagle, Renee J. Cox and Cheryl D. Cox; loving grandmother "Donna Jo" of Jeff and Chelsea Cagle; "younger" sister of Brenda (Darrell) Lamar. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell and Mattie Grant, and her sister, Eloise Steffan. Beloved sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin, neighbor and friend to many and special "DI" to Sue Sands. Donna was a member of First Baptist Church in Ferguson, MO.
Donna's sincere compassion, positive attitude and devotion to family and friends will serve as an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all. The family wishes to thank her caregivers at Mercy Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility for their kind and compassionate care given to her during her courageous battle.
Visitation will be on Friday August 8th, from 10am until funeral services begin at 12 noon at Campbell Funeral Home, 609 W. Main St. Carmi, IL 62821. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or MS society.