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Dean Healy

Dean Healy, 71, of Norris City passed away at 9:14 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 at his residence.  He was born October 16, 1942 in McLeansboro, IL the son of James William and Sylvia Arvilla (Rumsey) Healy.  Dean married Paula Sue Forth on December 11, 1968. He was a member and deacon at Ditney Ridge Baptist Church as well as a member of White County Farm Bureau, FFA Alumni and a former member of the NCOE School Board. Dean was a grain farmer and operated Healy Farms.

Dean is survived by his wife of 45 years, Paula; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Steven Short of Broughton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Jessi Healy and Phillip and Holly Healy all of Norris City; three grandchildren, Hunter Healy, Brooke Healy and Annsley Healy; an aunts and uncles Fern and James Rister of Omaha, Gene McEwen of Virginia, Wilma Rumsey of Carmi and Joel and JoAnna Healy of Norris City; along with several cousins.
Funeral Services for Dean Healy, 71, of Norris City are pending at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.

Darrell Dean Lawler

Darrell Dean Lawler, 71, of Carmi passed away at 4:16 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his residence.  He was born June 14, 1943 in Danville, IL the son of Robert and Pauline (Swank) Lawler.  Dean married Sheila Louise Dalton on June 12, 1971. He had worked at Home Depot and for TWA Airlines at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Dean was a Vietnam U.S. Navy veteran serving on board the U.S.S. Bauer.  He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carmi.

     Dean is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sheila; two daughters, Kim Midkiff and husband Isaac Mendoza of Cary, IL and Stephanie Lawler of Long Island, NY; a brother, Edward Lawler and his wife, Alice of Winnebago, IL; three grandchildren, Amanda Mendoza and Isaac Daniel Mendoza both of Cary and Sara Mendoza of Columbus, OH;  two great-grandsons, Mickey Jonathon Ford and Keith Edward Wilson; and nephew, Jason Lawler and niece, Katie Lawler of Winnebago, IL.
     Funeral services for Darrell Dean Lawler, 71, of Carmi will be 12:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1102 Jill St., Carmi with Pastor Dean Spooner officiating.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City with Military Rites by the Carmi American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday from 4:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Dean's memory to American Heart Association, Our Savior Lutheran Church or the Diabetes Association and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home. 

Patrick "Pat" Wood

Patrick "Pat" Wood, 71, of Carmi, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:48 p.m. at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  He was born December 26, 1942 in Posey County, Indiana, the son of George Edwin and Geraldine (Hoover) Wood.  Pat married Laura Marie Jordan on February 25, 1993.  He was an over the road truck driver for over 40 years.  Pat was a member of Harvestime Temple in Mt. Vernon, IN, and the Mt. Vernon, IN American Legion and Masonic Lodge #548 in Earlington, KY.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Laura Wood of Carmi; four daughters, Jacqulyn Denise Brown and Stacy Lynn and husband, Raymond Little all Evansville, IN, Dewanna Michelle Conover of Owensboro, KY and LeeAnn Marie and husband, Troy Rudd of Portland, OR; two sons, Geoffrey Eric and Jacob Patrick Wood both of Evansville, IN; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marilyn Bates of Mt. Vernon, IN and Deborah and Ernie Stevens of Evansville, IN; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald Edwin and Marilyn Wood of Atlanta, GA and George Randall and Rhonda Wood of Omaha, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Patrick's Life will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at his home at 303 Sixth St.  in Carmi with a Time of Remembrance at 2:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Pat's name to Pets At Risk and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.

Everett Gott

Reverend Everett E. Gott, 89, of Enfield, IL, passed away July 23, 2014, at his daughter's home in Gordon, Georgia.

Everett Earl Gott was born Wallace Everett, to Mildred (Baldwin) Smith and Robert Earl Gott.  His father died when Everett was 10 months old, then his grandparents Minnie (McClain) Gott and Lawrence E. Gott adopted him at the age of one year.  He lived with them until their death.

His mother Mildred remarried and had five other children:  Joe, Frances, Delbert, Patty and Connie.  Everett was able to visit regularly with his siblings as they grew.  Joe (Lansing, MI) passed away in a tragic car accident, and Connie, the youngest sister died in a nine-car accident in Texas.

Everett married Ruth Dolores Storey in a double wedding ceremony along with her twin sister Ruby Doris to Rev. Vernon A. Brown, June 6, 1958.

Four children were born to this Union:  Larry, Anita, Mark and Holly.

During WWII, Everett worked installing hydraulic systems in P-47s at Republic Aviation in Evansville, IN.  He then attended lino-type school in English, Indiana. He worked for several years for the Carmi Times.

Everett attended Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) and earned his BA from SIU in Carbondale, IL.  He attended Perkins Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, and received his M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.  

Everett pastored United Methodist churches around McCleansboro, IL (Oliver and Webb's Chapel) and also Christopher and Greenwood UMCs, Farina, LaClede, Iola, Karnak, Olmsted, Ohio Chapel, Enfield and Wesley Chapel UMCs.

Everett is survived by his wife Ruth Dolores, children Larry (Ruth) Gott, Macon, GA, Anita (Terry) Logue of Gordon, GA, Mark Gott, Macon, GA and Holly (Jeff) Johnson, Mt. Vernon, IN,  Grandchildren: Kayla Blades, Joshua Gott, Sara Gott, Jessica Roberts, Genni Kirk, Jonathan Kirk, Jacob, Nicholas, Emily, Julia, Josiah, Samuel, Benjamin, Mariam, and Gabriel Johnson, Great-Grandchildren: Phoenix Crowe, Ransom Roberts, Jackson and Nathan Blades, and Ava Lynn Kirk, Sisters: Frances McQueen (Battle Creek, MI,) Patty Bowman (Chrisney, IN,) Delbert (Lola) James (Troy, IN.)

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Wesley Chapel, UMC, Enfield, IL.  Visitation will be from 9-11.  Burial will take place at the Enfield Cemetary. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Ray Morris

Ray Morris, 68, of Golconda passed away at 9:15 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Metropolis Rehab and Healthcare.  He was born July 25, 1945 in Norris City, IL the son of William Dee "W.D." and Lola (Lamp) Morris.  Ray married Carolyn Sue Lane on June 10, 1965.  He had worked as an Advisor for the University of Illinois Extension offices in Marion, Benton and Pope County.  Ray and Sue were Foster Parents for over 20 years caring for over 80 children.  Ray loved horses and in 1988 to pay homage to the 150th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, he organized a wagon train from Red Clay, TN to Talequah, OK.

     Ray is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sue of Golconda; a son and daughter-in-law, Monte and Cindy Morris of Golconda; a daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Patrick Smithhart of Oakland City, IN; a sister, Elaine Grimes of Ashkum, IL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Linda Morris of Iuka and Marcus and Deena Morris of Enfield; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two foster daughters, Lois Bender and husband Sam of Hollywood, FL and Zella Haney of Harrisburg; and three foster grandchildren.
     Funeral Services for Ray Morris, 68, of Golconda will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Brother Hillis Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Village Cemetery in Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ray's memory to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Ted Denham

Ted Denham, 79, of Ewing passed away Saturday morning, July 19, 2014 at Good Samaritan Regional Helath Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born in Frisco, IL on February 21, 1935, the son of Orville & Vada (Cunningham) Denham.

He married Maxine (Fagan) on February 5, 1956 in Corinth, MS.

Mr. Denham was Owner & Operator of Denham Masonary from 1971-2012.

He was an avid gun enthusiast, and loved the outdoors. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. First and foremost he was a family man.

Mr. Denham is survived by his:

                Wife: Maxine Denham of Ewing

                3 Daughters: Toni Metheney & husband Kirbie of McLeansboro

                                         Terri Ladage & husband Duane of Loami

                                         Tracy Fletcher of Gulf Shores, Alabama

                5 Grandchildren: Laura Halstead & husband Travis of Dwight

                                                Lisa Offermann & husband Ryan of Bourbonnais

                                                Cortne Fletcher of Benton

                                                 Sadie Fletcher of Benton

                                                 Hunter Fletcher of Benton

                4 Great-Grandsons: Landon, Rylan, Blayze & Breckin

                Brothers & Sisters: Shirlene Capps & husband Burton of Whittington

                                                    Diana Neal & husband DeWayne of Ina

                                                    Jack Denham of Whittington

                                                    John Denham of Whittington

Mr. Denham was preceded in death by his Parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 22nd at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Frisco. Visitation will be after 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

For those who wish, Memorials in Mr. Denham's memory may be made to the American Lung Association, and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time.


Katherine S. South

Katherine S. South, 80 of Mt. Vernon, IN passed away Saturday July 18, 2014 at Westpark Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. She was born April 12, 1934 in Carmi, IL the daughter of George B. and Daisy Rose (Kimbull) Mick.
            Katherine was a retired Health Care Nurse and was a member of the Savah Baptist Church.
            She is survived by 3 daughters, Ellen J. Foster, Katherine Rachell Cole both of Mt. Vernon and Sherry Lynn Mueller of Norris City, IL; 2 sons, George Thomas Stephens and Michael Robb; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosetta A. Steward of FL.
            Private family services will be held. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, IN is in charge of arrangements.

Robert "Bob" Wade, Jr.

Robert "Bob" Wade, Jr., 84, of Carmi, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 8:58 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL He was born May 16, 1930 in Eldorado, IL, the son of Robert Bruce and Dimple (Fulkerson) Wade. Bob was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a lifetime member of the Carmi VFW, a member of the American Legion Post # 224 and the Elks Lodge. He loved farming, spending time with his family and enjoying the simple things in life.

Bob is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Paul Carlson of Genoa, IL; four grandchildren, Michelle (Josh) Plonk, Jeff (Amber) Carlson, Dan (Lisa) Carlson and Brett (Karis) Carlson; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vivian Williams of Carmi and Modell Leathers of Bedford, TX; and close companion, Brenda Patton of Carmi. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Dixie Ackerman.

Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Wade, Jr., 84, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Jeff Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Lindale Cemetery near Harrisburg with military rites by Carmi VFW and American Legion. Friends may call on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 215 Stearn Dr., Genoa, IL 60135.


Donna C. Sluder

Donna C. Sluder, 73 of Carmi, passed away Wednesday afternoon July 16, 2014 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born May 27, 1941 in Carmi, the daughter of George and Florence (Meredith) Jordan. She married Kenneth Sluder on November 16, 1973.

Donna had worked at the Carmi Coffee Shop for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; one brother, Donnie and Virginia Jordan of Carmi; three sisters, Wava Burnett and Mary (James) Buckner all of Carmi and Shirley May Hamilton of Jenkins, Ky; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Luther Hoy; brother, James Hoy, sisters, JoAnn James and Agnes Rogers.

Graveside rites will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday July 18, 2014 at N. Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.


Velda Yvonne "Vel" Pearce

Velda Yvonne "Vel" Pearce, 77, of Carmi, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:03 a.m. at her residence.  She was born June 27, 1937 in Shawneetown, Illinois, the daughter of Neal Theodore and Francis (Parker) Bryson.  Vel married David Ray "Pud" Pearce on December 30, 1958.  She was owner/operator of Nu Hair Salon for 40 years and owner/auctioneer of Pearce Auction Service for 17 years.  Vel was a member of the Carmi VFW auxiliary and Grayville Moose auxiliary.  In her early years, she was an avid pool player, winning several tournaments.  She enjoyed riding motorcycles, crocheting, wearing big costume jewelry and going to Florida in the winter.  Vel also loved her dogs.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Pud Pearce of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Nik and Cindy Pearce of Opdyke, IL; six grandchildren, Preschas Mattingly of Eldorado,  Cassandra McHaney of St. Charles, MO, Kameron Pearce of McLeansboro, Kady Edwards of Benton, Christopher Volk of Tampa, FL and Brittany Banks of Opdyke; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Hewitt of Harrisburg and Berneda Young of Wittman, AZ; two brothers, Emile Bryson of Jacksonville, IL and James Bryson and wife Geneva of Tamarac, FL.

Vel was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Baldwin, Rita Carmen and Rae Wolfal and two brothers, Tommy and Neal Bryson.

Funeral Services for Vel Pearce, 77, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with George Hoffman officiating.  Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.


Raymond G. Spencer

Raymond George Spencer, 75, of Crossville, IL, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, IL.  He was born June 23, 1939, in Phillips Township, White County, IL, the son of Vernon F. and Hazel M. (Hosapple) Spencer.  He married Mary Alice Shuler on October 23, 1959, and she survives.

Raymond attended the Crossville Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of Rotary International and the Ruritan Club.  After working for 19 years for Halliburton Services, he and Alice started out grain and cattle farming a 40-acre tract in 1969.  He always enjoyed working and helping other people, deer hunting, boating and running fishing nets.    

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Spencer; sons Clint (Jill) Spencer and Jeff (Vangie) Spencer, all of Crossville; brother Gene (Diane) Spencer of Lewellen, NE; sisters Ruth Ann Williams of Crossville, and Virginia Barnett of Marion, OH; granddaughter Keelie Spencer of Austin, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers in law Gale Williams and Terry Barnett. 

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Thursday, July 17th, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville.  Funeral is at 10 am, Friday, July 18th, at Cook Funeral Chapel with burial in Union Cemetery located North of Crossville.

Memorials may be made to Southern Illinois Hospice or Wabash Christian Retirement Center. 

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Ruby James

Ruby James 86, of Carmi, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:04 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born May 10, 1928 in White County, IL, the daughter of George and Ada (Pollard) Vaupel. Ruby married Orval T. James and he preceded her in death on September 5, 1991. She was a homemaker.

Ruby is survived by two sons, Silas and Gene Vaupel both of Carmi. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Louella Phillips, Bertie Hadden and Norma Curtis; and a brother, Loren Vaupel.

Graveside funeral and burial services for Ruby James, 86, of Carmi, will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi with Mike Fields officiating. There will be no visitation. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.


James D. Elder

James D. Elder, 89, of Carmi, IL, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  He was born October 14, 1924, in Evansville, the son of Hobart L. and Helen (Cluck) Elder.  He was married to Audrey (Storey) Elder, and she survives.

Jim was a World War II Navy veteran and member of the VFW and American Legion.  Other memberships include Kiwanis International, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Ainad Shriners and the Masonic Lodge.  For many years, he was active in local politics where he served as the County Chairman for the Democratic Party and Precinct Committeeman.  Jim loved people and his enthusiasm showed in everything he did.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Audrey Elder of Carmi; sons James D. (Kathy) Elder of Conroe, TX, Terry (Sherri) Harper of Kingwood, TX; daughter Trudy (Don) Duvall of Carmi; step-daughter Connie Elder of Carmi; sister Dottie Jo Gandee of Mineral Wells, TX; grandchildren Jacob Elder, Jeremy Elder, Allie Harper and Whitney Duvall (Tony) Paprocki; great granddaughter Brianne Paprocki.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Kathryn and Elizabeth.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Friday, July 18th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Funeral is at 10 am Saturday, July 19th.  Burial with military rites will be in Big Prairie Cemetery.

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Connie Lou Kittinger

Connie Lou Kittinger, 75, of Carmi, IL, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN. She was born November 24, 1938, in Herrin, IL, the daughter of William J. and Fannie Mae (Spiller) Parrish.  She married Don Kittinger on December 24, 1958, and he survives.

Connie began her career as a reservation agent for United Airlines, and later Ozark Airlines.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi where she served for many years as church secretary and church custodian.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed embroidery, quilting, and being with her family. 

Survivors include her husband, Don Kittinger of Carmi; sons Scott (Melissa) Kittinger of Carmi, Brad (Monya) Kittinger of Brunswick, ME; sister Pamela (John) Lorincz of Colorado; grandchildren Gibson Kittinger, Jonah Kittinger, Hunter Welch, Trenton Kittinger, Fallon Piper Kittinger.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

In keeping with Connie’s wishes, her remains were cremated.  Visitation is 5-8 pm, Wednesday, July 16th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Memorial service is at 10 am, Thursday at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Carmi.

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Ruby Ruth (Mick) Allbright

Ruby Ruth (Mick) Allbright, 80, of Carmi, IL, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois.  She was born February 16, 1934, in Carmi, Illinois, the daughter of Virgil Rico Mick and Helen (Farmer) Mick Decker.  Ruby married Henry Horn Allbright on February 2, 1952, and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1979. 

Ruby is survived by one daughter, Wanda Sue (Allbright) Steingruby of Carmi; two sons, Henry Wayne (Wendy) Allbright of Madison, WI; Jeffrey Allen (Joyce) Allbright of Carmi; daughter-in-law Marsha Allbright of Tucson, AZ; a sister Patricia Ann (Decker) Bush of Carmi; grandchildren Robert Francis Steingruby II, Robert Lee Allbright, Stacy Lynn (Allbr

ight) Zielke, Jessica Amber (Allbright) Haney, Steven Douglas Allbright II, Joshua Adam Allbright, Jenna Ashley (Allbright) Crouch; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, brothers and sister-in-laws.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sons Terry Lee Allbright and Steven Douglas Allbright I; brother-in-law Robert Harmon Bush.

Ruby earned her GED from the State of Arizona on May 12, 1981, at the age of 47.  Ruby worked as a CNA at Canterbury Manor in Waterloo, IL and as a home health care assistant through WADI, DOORS, and Community Service for many years.  Ruby enjoyed serving others, cooking, spending time with her family, and especially spoiling her Pomeranian--Buttons.

Graveside service at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi, IL.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Wabash Christian Retirement Center who cared faithfully for Ruby during the past three and one-half years, and especially during her last few days of life.  The family is grateful to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Blue Team East, for their kind and compassionate care.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be sent to this Hospice chapter in honor of Ruby.

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, IL is entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net


Dallas Eugene White

Dallas Eugene White, 68, of Grayville, IL, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home.  He was born April 4, 1946, in Mt. Carmel, IL, the son of Hobart and Mary Frances (Jordan) White.  He was married to Ruth Ann (Davis) White, and she survives.

His career was in the Unites States Armed Forces.  He began his military service in the Army during the Vietnam War.  Later, he served in the Navy on the USS Kitty Hawk during the Persian Gulf War.  He spent time stationed in Spain serving in the weapons department. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal among many others and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In his leisure time, Dallas enjoyed mushroom hunting, picking up pecans, and collecting military medals.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann White of Grayville; sons Bradley (Rashell) Walsh of Hopkinsville, KY, Shawn White of Grayville, Curtis (Rebecca) White of Madisonville, KY; daughter Robin Walsh (Jon) Roberts of Grayville; brothers Don White of Florida, Tullis Alfred White of New York; sisters Alberta Lambert of Mt. Carmel, and Helen Coker of Hopkinsville; grandchildren Christian Thomas, Olivia White, Jessica Pearl Walsh, Bradley Robert Walsh.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers John White.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Monday, July 14, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Funeral is 10 am, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel.  Burial with military rites will be in Bethsaida Cemetery in Posey County, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Brenda S. Duvall

Brenda S. Duvall, 51, of Carmi passed away at 6:48 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She was born July 28, 1962 in Livingston, TN the daughter of John and Betty Conner.  She married Richard Dale Duvall in 1993 and he survives.  Brenda had worked at a CNA at United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.
     Brenda is survived by her husband of 21 years, Richard Dale of Carmi; two sons Blake Austin Duvall of Carmi and Travis Wayne Sanders of Casey, IL; a daughter, Jennifer of Oakland City, IN; two brothers, Terry Wayne Conner of Fairfield and Joe Paul Conner of Rhode Island; and four grandchildren.
Services for Brenda S. Duvall, 51, of Carmi will be held at a later date.  Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Lily Bernice Turner Phelps

Lily  Bernice Turner Phelps, 80, died peacefully July 7, 2014 at home with her family. She was born Feb 5, 1934 to William Martin Turner and Lennie Lucille Simmons Turner in Maunie, Illinois. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Harry Phelps, her father and mother, brother, James Edward Turner and sister, Genevieve Turner Phelps, great grandson Kenneth L Ruester and nephew, Kevin D Phelps.
            She leaves behind 3 sons, Keith L Phelps (Denise) of Ohio,  Martin W Phelps (Becky) of Belleville, IL,  and Brian K Phelps (Kim) of Maunie, IL and daughter Dana G Phelps Baxley, grandchildren, Colinda R Baxley Alstat(Chandra), Jessica L Baxley, Marissa, IL, Brittany N Phelps, Evansville, IN, Makayla D and Nathaniel M Phelps of Belleville, IL, Bree Ann, Chalon D, Lilly R and Libby D Phelps of Maunie, IL and great grandchildren, Michael R. Asher,  Rhaelie and Mya  Alstat, Hayden Lynlee Ruester  of Marissa,IL, Taven J Phelps of Evansville, IN, many nieces & nephews and brothers and sisters-in-laws, all of whom she loved dearly & had many happy memories of.
            She returned to school in 1981 and graduated in 1984, fulfilling dream of obtaining her RN degree and spent many years caring for others as was her routine throughout her life.  She touched many lives with her kind & generous nature in sickness and in health. She is greatly missed by her family and loved ones and will always live on through the love and caring she taught her family. Having a strong faith and great love for The Lord she happily anticipated meeting Him face to face, leaving behind the pain and trials of this earth.
            Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Marshall Ferry Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
            Many thanks to the loving staff and her physicians at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL, Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, IL and DaVita, all of whom she appreciated so much and to Vitas Hospice and to all the many friends and coworkers of her family who provided such wonderful support.

Audrey Freeze

Mr. Audrey Freeze, age 88, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:10 AM at the Hamilton Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center in McLeansboro.  Mr. Freeze worked as a test pasteurizer retiring after 37 years with Fieldtest Dairies in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was a Staff Sergeant during WII and served in Company F, 2nd BN. 188th Regiment, 11th Airborne Division in the U.S. Army.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Freeze, of McLeansboro; one daughter: Pamela Kay Reynolds of McLeansboro; and two grandchildren: Garth K. Reynolds of Springfield and Glenna Kay (Husband Ian) Hagan of Peoria.  Funeral services for Audrey Freeze will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Jim Peak officiating.  Visitation will be at 10:00 AM Saturday at Gholson Funeral Home.  A Masonic Service will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday by the Polk Lodge #137 at Gholson Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Ten Mile Cemetery near McLeansboro will full military rites at the graveside by American Legion Post #106 and the Military Honors Team from Marion.





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Pauline Glenn

PAULINE GLENN AGE 98, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS  PASSED AWAY AT 9:45  P  M  MONDAY ,JUL7 2014 IN THE MCLEANSBORO HEALTH CARE  & REHABILITATION CENTER IN MCLEANSBORO, PAULINE IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTER JANET ( HUSBAND WALTER ) THORSON OF McLEARSBORO IL 1 BROTHER: MAXIE REED & 1 SISTER  FAY SANDUSKY BOTH OF McLEANSBORO IL. ALSO SURVIVING ARE SEVERAL GRANDCHILDREN, SEVERAL GREAT GRANDCHILDREN & SEVERAL GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.    

FUNERAL SERVICES: FOR PAULINE GLENN WILL BE FRIDAY JULY 11, 2014 AT 2:00 PM AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN McLEANSBORO IL. WITH THE REV. ROBERT SEFRIED  OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WILL BE IN THE  IOOF CEMETERY IN McLEANSBORO IL.

  VISITATION 1:00 PM FRIDAY JULY 11, 2014 UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT 2:00 PM AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME. MEMORIALS TO: WEBBS CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH & WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN McLEANSBORO IL.


Bernice Phelps

Bernice Phelps of Marissa, IL and formerly of Carmi, died Monday morning July 7, 2014 at her daughters home in Marissa.

Arrangments are penidng at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.

Charles E. Hunsinger

Charles E. Hunsinger, 86, of Carmi passed away at 7:46 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, IL.  He was born June 4, 1928 in Burnt Prairie, IL the son of Raymond and Lulu (Pollard) Hunsinger.  Charles was preceded in death by his wife Christina, his parents and very special step-mother who raised him, Bessie Hunsinger.  He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force and achieving the rank of Staff Sgt. Charles was a fork lift operator at Phelps Dodge Cable in DuQuion. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Springerton American Legion Post #1126.
     Surviving are five daughters, Roxann Stobie of N. Chesterfield, VA, Sharon Breen of Topeka, KS, Diana Ouellette of S. China, ME, Pammy Walker of Cornville, ME and Charlotte Hunsinger of Carmi; four sons, Leslie Hunsinger of Hermon, ME, Charles R. Hunsinger of Carmi, Clinton Hunsinger of Carmi and Charles Edwards of Gray, ME; two sisters, Marilyn Cleveland and Frances Nelson both of Carmi; a brother, Donald Hunsinger of Washington, IN; 22 grandchildren including his caregiver, Amanda Hunsinger of Carmi, 17  great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 
     Funeral Services for Charles E. Hunsinger, 86, of Carmi will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with a Graveside service and burial at 1:00 p.m. in East Fork Cemetery near West Frankfort with military honors by the West Frankfort American Legion Post #1961.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 9:00 a.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Charles's memory to the Giving Tree c/o First Bank and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Audrey M. Epperson

Audrey M. Epperson age 86 a residence of McLeansboro Il passed away Monday  July 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm in the Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center in McLeansboro Il. Mrs. Epperson was a home maker. Audrey is survived by her son: John Stephen ( wife Nancy ) Epperson of McLeansboro Il. 2 Grandchildren Mark ( Christina ) Epperson & Justin ( Melissa ) Epperson both of McLeansboro Il

 

3 Great Grandchildren Brendan Epperson, Derrick Epperson, & Cade Epperson, also one step sister Shirley Moss of McLeansboro Il

 

Funeral Services for Audrey M. Epperson will be at 2:00 pm. Tuesday July 8, 2014 at the First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro, Il with the Rev Ken Cook & Rev Jason Moore officiating: Visitation 1:00 pm Tuesday July 8, 2014 until time of services at 2:00 pm at te First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro Il. Interment will be in the I O O F Cemetery 

 

Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro Il is in charge . Memorials to: Hamilton Memorial Hospital & will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home 


Henry Felix Skropka

HENRY FELIX SKROPKA, AGE 88, A RESIDENT OF DALE, ILLINOIS, PASSED AWAY AT 12:02 PM FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014 AT HIS RESIDENCE.  HE RETIRED FROM HUNT'S HARDWARE STORE AT DALE, ILLINOIS AFTER 26 YEARS, AND ALSO FROM THE BILLY ROBERTSON FARMS OF SIMS, ILLINOIS AFTER 6 YEARS.  HE WAS A U.S. NAVY VETERAN OF WORLD WAR II.  

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 56 YEARS GLORIA OF DALE, ILLINOIS, AND HIS 6 CHILDREN:  WILLIAM (BRENDA) SKROPKA OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS; DARRELL (CONNIE) SKROPKA OF ASHLEY, ILLINOIS; GANICE SKROPKA OF WOODLAWN, ILLINOIS; VANCE SKROPKA OF ENFIELD, ILLINOIS; JANE CROWDER OF HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS; AND PAULA (BRYAN) HENDERSON OF CENTRALIA, ILLINOIS.  HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY 2 SISTERS: MARTHA KRUGER AND JULIA MANEK, BOTH OF OKLAHOMA; 11 GRANDCHILDREN AND 10 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.  

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HENRY SKROPKA WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014 AT 1:00 PM AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.  VISITATION WILL BE HELD FROM 5:00 TO 8:00 PM ON MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014 WITH A ROSARY AT 7:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE PROSPECT CEMETERY NEAR MCLEANSBORO.  MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE DISABLED VETERANS OF AMERICA AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME.


Lyman Greer

Lyman Greer, 88, of Carmi and formerly of Norris City passed away at 8:34 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was born in Overland, MO the son of Lyman and Laura Madeline (Ryder) Greer. Lyman was a World War II Navy veteran serving from 1943 to 1946. He  taught math at N.C.O.E. High School and was a  Baptist minister.  

Lyman is survived by a sister-in-law, Phyllis Greer of Carbondale along with numerous cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles E. Greer.
Service for Lyman Greer will be held at a later date. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements. 

Stan Wayne Healy

Stanley Wayne Healy, of Enfield, made 92 trips around the sun and passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at his residence. He was born June 26, 1922 in Carmi, IL, the son of Nelson and Laura Catherine (Lamp) Healy. Stanley married the love of his life, Wanda Joyce Wylie on February 5, 1946 and after 63 years together, she preceded him in death on February 9, 2009. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in the 251st Station Hospital. Stanley was a farmer, raised livestock and worked in the oilfields as a derrick hand. He had a great love for animals and poetry and wrote poems for his girls. Stanley was of Baptist faith and was baptized at West Union Church. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge #677.

He is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Linda Jane and Steve Griffin and Frances Jean and Mike Frymire all of Enfield, Patricia Ann Healy and Barbara Jo and Jim Stephens all of Hernando, FL; seven grandchildren, Michael (Angela) Howard, Angela Thomas, Rachel (Terrence) Anderson, Mark Frymire, Ryan (Lana) Frymire, Sarah (Chris) Bridleman and James Patrick Stephens; twelve great-grandchildren; and nephews, Ben and John Healy and Tim Brown . He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a sister, Leda Nell Brown; a brother, Fred Healy; and a niece, Janet Hardin.

Graveside funeral and burial services for Stanley Wayne Healy, 91, of Enfield, will be held onTuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Bruce Chapel near Carmi with Marty Lamp officiating and Military Rites by the Carmi VFW and American Legion. Friends may call on Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Dr. Virgil Roy Lee Fry

Rev. Dr. Virgil Roy Lee Fry, 81, passed away early morning on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Morrison Woods in Muncie.  Virgil was born on the family farm on November 20, 1932 in Wasola, MO to Louin and M. Delsa (Coonts) Fry. 

Devoting his life to spreading the word of God, through education and preaching, he was a Bible scholar who published many articles. He graduated from Ava High School. Served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955, stationed at Osan, Korea, obtaining the rank of Corporal. He was ordained by the General Baptist in 1956. He graduated summa cum laude in 1959 with a BA in Religious Studies and English from Oakland City University. From Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Virgil earned a Bachelor of Divinity in 1964, Masters in Theology in 1967 and a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament studies in 1974. During this time, he pastored several different churches.

On August 24, 1956 at Ditney Ridge Church near Carmi, IL, he married E. Kathryn Chapman. They were married for 50 years. Virgil taught New Testament studies and Greek at Oakland City University from 1967 to 1976 and at Huntington University from 1976 to 1987. He went on to pastor churches in Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio. During this time, he and his wife began a clown ministry of “Cornbread & Kathy”, performing at churches, nursing homes and other special events. He retired from ministry in 1997.

He is survived by his only son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Lori Fry, granddaughter, Anna Fry, brother, Dale Fry, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, E. Kathryn, three sisters, Lilliam Clayton, Elva Clayton, and Effie Johnson. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Low officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:00 A.M. until the start of the service on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery near Carmi with Military Rites by the Carmi VFW and American Legion.  The family wishes to thank Morrison Woods and Seasons Hospice for their care and support. Memorials may be made to the Oakland City First General Baptist Church, 224 W. Harrison St., Oakland City, IN 47660


Wilburn Duane Smock

Wilburn Duane Smock, 76 of Carmi died late Monday May 5, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital.   He was born March 20, 1938, in Carmi, IL, the son of Raymond T. and Mabel W. (Rankin) Smock.  He married Delores Wilson on December 25, 1959.

Duane retired after 43 years from Terminal Operation at Marathon Ashland Oil Company. He and his family operated the Pizza Haven in Carmi and Mt. Carmel. He enjoyed repairing and restoring just about everything. Duane served as a U.S.Army paratrooper with the 101 Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, KY. He loved helping others and his grandchildren were the joy of his life. He served on the pastors council and was a member of the Carmi New Beginnings Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Delores;  a daughter, Kendra (Jason) Williams of Carmi; three sons, Monty (Jessie) Smock, of Mt. Vernon IN, Doug (Kim) Smock of Carmi, and Ted (Donna) Smock of Springville, IN; ten grandchildren, Chris (Charity) Smock, Alex (Kayla) Smock, Meredith (Brent) Shelby, Adam Watkins, Justin and Kayla Smock, Ryan (Emily) Williams, Travis Williams, and Jake and Jon Smock; six great-grandchildren, Hayden and Kylee Smock, Ezra Shelby, Avery and Colt Smock and Hadley Williams; two  sisters, Ruth (Ronnie) Hastings of Abingdon, IL and Carolyn June Steed of Carmi; two brothers, Arthur  Marian (Jay)  Smock of Chicago and Stephen Smock of  Coweta, OK. He was preceded in death by his brother, Elmer Ray Smock and a sister, Norma Clark.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday May 10, 2014 at the Carmi New Beginnings Church of God with Rev. Keith Moore and Barry Steed officiating. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Carmi New Beginnings Church of God Building Fund. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

M. Ann Hart

Ann Hart, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at her home in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born March 30, 1932, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Robert and Irene (Whitney) McLeaster. Annie attended Lawrenceburg High School in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and received her Bachelor degree at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and her Master degree at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. She married Alvin Hart of Maunie, Illinois.  To this union one daughter, Alison Ann Hart O’Malley was born. She retired some years ago, having held several teaching positions in the Indianapolis area. Annie loved animals and spending time at home working in her yard and visiting with her many long-time friends.  She had a close and special relationship with her grandson, Jack.

Survivors include her daughter, Alison (Chris) O’Malley and grandson, Jack O’Malley, Carmel, Indiana; sister Susie (Vern) Henry, Fishers, Indiana; sister-in-law, Betty DeLong and niece, Patricia (James) Pretzsch, all of Carmi; nephews, Gary (Norma) DeLong, Dallas, Texas, Tom Banschbach, Texas and Bill Shapiro, Indianapolis, Indiana; and several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alvin Hart; brother-in-law, Jim DeLong; special niece, Hannah DeLong; and nephews, Andrew Banschbach and Jim Tennessee” DeLong. Memorials services were held for Annie on Saturday, May 3, at Leppert Mortuary, Indianapolis Nora Chapel.
               
Graveside services for Ann Hart will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Little Prairie Cemetery, Maunie, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope source Foundation (an organization serving your people with Autism) 7739 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46256-1231 and Miracle Place, 940 N. Temple Avenue, Indianapolis, 46201. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home, in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhom.com.

Linda L. Rogers

Linda L. Rogers of Sandoval, died at her home on May 5, 2014.  She was born on June 15, 1956 in Harrison, IN, the daughter of William “Bill” and  Norma (Hocking) Scott.  She married Merle Rogers on December 7, 1975 at St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Carmi and he survives. Mrs. Rogers retired from Walmart, having worked for over 25 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Richard Scott of Bluford and Doug Scott of Fairfield; four sisters, Peggy Rogers and Crystal Dicus, both of Carmi, Theresa Hodgson of Crossville, and Debra Rosenberger of Flora.  She was preceded in death by her parents.
There will be no funeral services at this time.  Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Glen H. Winter

  Glen H. Winter, age 85 of Harrisburg, passed away at 5:35 AM, Monday, May 5, 2014 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.

  Glen was born on July 20, 1928 in Carmi, Illinois to the late Paul and Cleanthia Ellen (Myers) Winter.  He married Ann Spence on April 17, 1954 and she survives.  After moving to Harrisburg, he and son Paul farmed together until retiring February 19, 2006.  Previously in Carmi he lived with brother Norman and Mary Winter and farmed with him. His joy was driving the Caterpillar and International tractors.  Glen was member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Brownsville, Illinois.  Glen was a Specialist First Class in firefighting when he lived in Memphis, Tennessee, where he also worked in transportation.

     Glen was a United States Navy Veteran.  He entered service on January 23, 1946, at Great Lakes, Illinois and was discharged on November 21, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee.  He was a Seaman Second Class and he received a Victory Medal and an Honorable Discharge Button.

     Glen is survived by his wife Ann of Harrisburg, son Paul Winter and wife Brenda of Harrisburg; granddaughter, Trista Palmer and husband Jacob of Harrisburg; great grandson, Rylan, and great granddaughter, Addyson; granddaughter, Tracey Winter and fiancée Matt Hornsby of Carrollton, Georgia; many nieces and nephews of Carmi, Raleigh, Burnt Prairie, Evansville, and Oklahoma.

     Glen was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Norman Winter, and sisters, Emily Savage and Lois Anderson.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Wayne Vaupel will officiate and burial will follow in Big Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM, Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Memorials may be made to the Saline County Stockman's Association and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.


Evelyn J. Kirby

Evelyn J. Kirby, 81, of Veedersburg IN. and formerly of Carmi IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday May 6, 2014. Her family was at her side as she went to heaven to join her beloved husband, Glen and son, Greg.
Evelyn was born in Brownsville IL on November 5, 1932. Her parents were Raymond L. Martin and Maude O. (Henson) Martin. She was the seventh of nine children born to Raymond and Maude. She was the last living child in her family and is now reunited with her Mom, Dad, and siblings, Madeleon, Lowell, Eleanor, Lynn, Curly, Marilyn, Carolyn, and Jo Ann  in heaven.
Evelyn married Glen E. Kirby at the First Baptist Church in Carmi IL on November 26, 1950. They had been married for almost 58 years when Glen passed this life in 2008. They had two children, Jo Ann (Kirby) Marshall, and Gregory Glen Kirby. Greg passed this life in 1995, and Jo Ann of Veedersburg survives. Evelyn is also survived by a grandson Michael Glen (Belinda) Marshall, Veedersburg;  a granddaughter, Darci Lynn Kirby, Lafayette;  and two great-granddaughters, Taylor Ann Marshall and Shelby Nicole Marshall of Veedersburg.
She graduated from Norris City High School, and while living in Illinois had been a member of Ditney Ridge Baptist Church in Norse City. Her family was her life and her greatest joy came from being together with them. She was the strongest, sweetest, and least selfish person and will be so greatly missed until the day we are all together again in heaven for eternity.
Per Evelyn’s request a graveside service will be held at White County Memorial Gardens, in Carmi IL at 11:00 am (CDT) on Friday May 9, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg IN. Online condolences at http://www.dickersonfuneralhome.com/.

Marion Breeden

Marion Breeden, age 89, resident of Rt 1 Broughton, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Fountain View Nursing Home in Eldorado.  He was a retired welder having worked many years at the Bucyrus-Erie Company in Evansville, Indiana.  

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Broughton, Illinois; one son, David Breeden of Bloomington, Minnesota, one daughter-in-law, Theresa Zingery of Bloomington, Minnesota; three grandchildren Audrey, Jessica, and Patrick Breeden all of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Bobby Breeden of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; two sisters, Betty Woods of Broughton, Illinois and Vina Riamer of Beaver Dam, Kentucky.  

Funeral services for Marion W. "Red" Breeden will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Norris City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jan Roy officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. Friday until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the Norris City United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Norris City IOOF Cemetery with full graveside military rites by the McLeansboro American Legion Post #106.  Memorials to Norris City United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the church or at Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Bonnie Ruth (Welch) South

Bonnie Ruth (Welch) South, 99, of Norris City, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville, Illinois. Born in the Union Community near Norris City on October 26, 1914, the daughter of James Carey and Artie (Bolerjack) Welch, she married her high school sweetheart, Cooper South, on September 15, 1935.

Bonnie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and later the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Norris City; a 50+ year member of the May Chapter #783 Order of Eastern Star and a past Worthy Matron; a member of the NCOE Alumni Association; and the last surviving member of the class of 1933. She was a housewife and worked as a retail sales clerk at the Ben Franklin and Shoppers Center in Norris City.  Bonnie enjoyed her friends, crocheting, quilting, and various community events. Most of all, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Bonnie is survived by four children: Richard, Big Bear Lake, CA; Barbara (Fred) Doerner, Shelbyville, IL; Gary (Libbie), Rochester, IL; and Charles (Ellen), Lancaster, OH. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Valerie Eve Nottingham, Stacey Govito, and Sara Rachel Bruenning; one step-grandson Myron Lee Mendenhall; four great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Cooper on September 3, 2012; one sister, Inez Welch Smith; and four brothers, Jewel, Ivan, Glen, and Eldred Welch.

Funeral Services for Bonnie Ruth Welch South, 99, of Norris City will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Joe Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Norris City. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made in Bonnie’s name to May Chapter #783 Order of Eastern Star or the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Norris City.


Vivian Bayley Shepard

Vivian Bayley Shepard, age 102 of  Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and former 61 year resident of Asheville, NC., died (May 3, 2014 ) in Hilton Head, SC., Vivian was born December 21, 1911, in Maunie, IL to the late Elbert Foster Bayley and Annabelle Holland Bayley of Norris City, IL. She graduated from, Ridgway High School, Ridgway, IL class of 1928. Upon Graduation she entered Nursing Training,Walker Hospital, Evansville, IN, class of 1932.  She married the late Arthur James Shepard Sr. of Evansville, IN.  After their marriage, Vivian and Arthur remained in Evansville, IN before moving to Chicago, IL and along the way before settling in Asheville, NC, they lived in Norris City, IL, Nashville, IL, Memphis, TN, Little Rock, AK, and Monroe, LA. Mr. Shepard was in sales when they decided to settled in Asheville, NC.   Between 1948 and 1953 Vivian was a devoted stay at home mom until her two sons Arthur (Jim) and Richard (Dick) Shepard graduated from Lee H Edwards HS. Vivian was active, at one point, in the school system as president of the PTA at Lee Edwards. Vivian and Arthur became Restaurateurs in 1953, beginning with a restaurant in Weaverville, NC, then the Embers in Waynesville, NC. Concurrent with their Embers Restaurant in Asheville, on Tunnel Road, they managed restaurants in Morganton, NC, and Hickory NC.

In late 2009, after 61 years in Asheville, NC, Vivian moved to Hilton Head Island SC.to be closer to her son Jim and his family. 

Vivian is the wife of her late husband Arthur Shepard Sr. and former Restaurateur of Asheville and mother of the late Captain, Richard B. (Marsha Henry,) of Shelbyville, TN.) Shepard (USAFA).and her only living son, Arthur James (late Elizabeth Wilkie) Shepard Jr. of Hilton Head Island, SC., She is survived by her Grandsons, Drs. Arthur James (Nicole Petersen) Shepard III, Summerville, SC., Brian Conley (Irma Bedrosian) Shepard PE. of Ypsilanti, MI, and Lt. Colonel Ladd Wilkie (Dagmara Ann Pcion) Shepard, of Hubert, NC, Christopher Scott (Ashlea) Shepard, Murfreesboro, TN, and Shawn Bayley (Kylee) Shepard of Amherst, MA; Her great grandchildren Austin and Sarah Shepard of Summerville, SC; Sophia and Michael Shepard of Ypsilanti, MI, Caleb Shepard of Hubert, NC., Cruz Shepard (Brooklyn), of Murfreesboro, TN., Kyla Lawhorn of Somerset, KY., Isabella and Jordyn Shepard of Amherst, MA., Nieces Susie Kinsall, Anita McElroy, Susan Hake, Debbie Rick, Nephews Larry Bayley and Mike Bayley. (Illinois)

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014 at Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City.  In Lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Oteen Baptist Church, Oteen, NC or Hospice Care of the Low Country, Palmetto Way, PO Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910. The Padgett and King Mortuary of Forest City, NC is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com.   Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of local arrangements.


Anna Elizabeth (Ruhl) Whitsitt

Anna Elizabeth Whitsitt, 92, of Carmi, Illinois, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois.  She was born December 25, 1921 in Union County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Lester and Lavina (Speiglemeyer) Ruhl.  She married Lester Curtis Whitsitt on July 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2008. 

Anna was a homemaker and a WWII veteran serving in the United States Coast Guard.  She loved her family and serving in the Lutheran Church.  She was a member of Home Extension, enjoyed playing Bridge and was an avid reader.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Randy (Sharon) Whitsitt; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue (Ron) Sturm, all of Carmi;  a sister, Mary Ellen Von Neida of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Laura Whitsitt, Meredith Whitsitt, Tyler (Sara) Sturm, and Kalyn Sturm; three great grand children Caleb Sturm, Leah Sturm and Joel Sturm. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 61 years;  and six sisters, Rita Waltz, Miriam Sholter, Thelma McEwen, Hilda Schnure, Hazel Shoemaker, and Edna Clark; two brothers Clair Ruhl and Ralph Ruhl.

Visitation and funeral are Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Visitation starts at 10 am and funeral is at 1 pm.  Burial with military rites will be in White County Memorial Garden.

Memorials may be given to Wabash Christian Retirement Center or the Carmi Lutheran Church. 

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Judy Ann Rush

Judy Ann Rush, 71 of Broughton, died Tuesday morning May 13, 2014 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. She was born April 23, 1943 in Lilborn, MI the daughter of Arthur S. and Helen G. (Fausett) Cummins. She married John Rush on June 3, 1961 at Rockford, IL.

Judy had worked at Walmart in Harrisburg for three years. She loved gardening and especially her pets. She and her husband were members of the Calvary Baptist Church in South Haven, MI.

She is survived by her husband, John; her son, Arthur E. Rush of Matawan, MI; a granddaughter, Lily; one brother, Arthur S Cummins, Jr. of Holland, MI; four sisters, Carol, Roberta, Rebecca and Barbara.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday May 15, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Springerton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Bill Curd

85-year-old Mill Shoals, Illinois resident Bill Curd died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Skilled Care Unit of Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was a life long farmer.

Bill was born October 8, 1928 in White County, Illinois to Adolph and May Tullis Curd. He was united in marriage January 24, 1947 south of Burnt Prairie, Illinois to Eva Marie Smith. She passed away June 17, 2006.

Survivors include 1 son Dick Curd and his wife Kathryn of Mill Shoals, Illinois; 1 daughter Wilda Sefton and her husband Mark of Mill Shoals, Illinois; 5 grandchildren Clint and Mandy Sefton of Mill Shoals, Melissa and Aaron May of Evansville, Indiana, Chad Curd of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Kylee and Jon McDowell of San Antonio, Texas, Chase and Melissa Curd of Mill Shoals, Illinois; and 9 great grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Eva, his parents, 1 brother, and 1 sister. Services for Bill Curd will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Fairfield First Christian Church with Brothers Carroll Kakac and John Reed officiating. Burial will be at Shrewsbury Cemetery of Mill Shoals, Illinois.

Visitation will be conducted from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday May 16, 2014 at Fairfield First Christian Church.


Yvonne Lowery

 YVONNE  LOWERY, AGE 78, A RESIDENT OF FAIRFIELD ILLINOIS  PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY  MAY 14 2014  AT 10:30 P M  IN THE NEWBURGH HEALTH CARE IN NEWBURGH, INDIANA.  SURVIVORS INCLUDE SONS; EDWARD( WIFE PATTY ) LOWERY OF EVANSVILLE INDIANA , REV. GALE ( WIFE SHERRY )  LOWERY OF BLUFORD ILLINOIS, CLAY LOWERY OF CARLYE , ILLINOIS 3 DAUGHTERS; 

LACQUITE    ( HUSBAND KENNY) JOHNSON OF JACKSON, MISSOURI,  SHEILA LOWERY OF CISNE, ILLINOIS,  AUDRA (FRIEND SCOTT ) SHEHORN OF  XENIA  ILLINOIS.FUNERAL SERVICES FOR YVONNE LOWERY WILL BE HELD AT 10 A M SATURDAY MAY 17 2014  AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS.  BURIAL WILL BE IN  LOWERY  NEW HOME CEMETERY NEAR BLUFORD ILLINOIS.

VISITATION FROM 6 TO 8 P M FRIDAY MAY 16 2014 AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS.


Wanda L. (York) Williams

Wanda L. (York) Williams, 92, passed away peacefully at Rosewood Care Center in Joliet, IL on Friday, May 16, 2014. She was born at Enfield on November 8, 1921 to Tilford and Pearl (Crawford) York.

Wanda was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Ernest E. Williams, December 13, 2001, brother Ralph York and grandson, Ronald Rob, Jr.  She is survived by her son Ronald (Jacqueline Rob) Williams of New Lenox, IL; three cherished grandson, Brian (Kelly Costa) Williams, James (Kristi) Williams, and Corey (Diane) Rob; six great grandchildren, Meaghan and Madisyn Williams, Skyler and Jacob Rob, and Nick and Katie Costa; a brother, Chelsea (Pauline) York of Colona, IL and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Wanda was a former school teacher and employed by Sears for 30 years, retiring in 1984, after which she spent loving time with family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids.  We would especially like to thank the caregivers at Rosewood and Presence St. Joseph's Hospital for their wonderful help.  

Funeral Services for Wanda L. (York) Williams, 92, of Joliet will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with burial following in White County Memorial Garden.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made in Wanda's name to Rosewood Care Center, 3401 Hennepin Dr., Joliet, IL 60431 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.


Aaron Ray Jordan

Aaron Ray Jordan, 45 of Carmi died Sunday morning June 29, 2014 at his home. He was born March 31, 1969 in Carmi, the son of Donnie R. and Virginia (Cox) Jordan.
Aaron had worked for 16 years as a lockmaster at the John T. Meyer Lock and Dam at Mt. Vernon, IN. He was all things outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, Nascar, playing pooland spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his son, River Levi Jordan and Brooke Ann Jordan and their mother Shelly Marvel Jordan all of Herald; his parents, Donnie and Virginia Jordan of Carmi; his brother, James Douglas Jordan of Carmi, his grandmother, Lula Mae Cox of Carmi; He is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. On Wednesday July 2, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Marshall Ferry Cemetery. Visitaton will be from 5-8 p.m. On Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Helen Yarbor Houchins

Helen Yarbor Houchins, 97, of Griffin, IN, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She was born February 2, 1917, near Keensburg, IL, the daughter of Ona Woods Yarbor and William Richard Jackson Yarbor.

Helen was one of the original employees in 1949 of the old Griffin School lunch program until the school closed in the 1960’s.  She retired from North Elementary School in Poseyville, IN, in 1982.

She was always an active member of her community; a lifelong member of the Christian Church, first in Mt. Carmel, IL, then the Griffin Christian Church.  She was a member for many years of the Bethel Belles Home-Economics Club, and the Friendship Club.  She helped organize and assist with the Senior Citizens Center in Griffin, until it was moved to Poseyville.  She was an avid gardener well into her nineties.  She enjoyed quilts and made several for her children and grandchildren.  She reserved most of her talent and enthusiasm for her Teddy Bears.  She was a true Teddy Bear artist, remarking that when making one she expected the bear to say “ouch” because they became so real to her during the creation process.  Her bears were marketed under the name of HHouchins Bears.  Her bears have homes throughout the United States, and some have traveled internationally to England, Japan, Germany, and other far away places.

She is survived by daughter, Barbara Houchins (Norman) Conrey, son David (Glenda) Houchins, all of New Harmony, IN; grandchildren Michael (Gail) Conrey of Olney, IL, Laura Conrey (Nick) Bohler of Poseyville, Patrick (Tammy) Conrey of New Harmony, Amy Conrey (Jason) Andreas of East Glacier Park, MT, Missy Houchins (Bill) Hopf of Poseyville, Jon David (Missy) Houchins of Evansville, Julie Houchins Underwood Ferby of Lake Charles, LA;  step grandchildren Kim Gambrel and Amy Rutledge; nine great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; brothers John Yarbor and Max Yarbor of Mt. Carmel.   

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband for 58 years, Earl Houchins; brother Benjamin Yarbor; and sister Margarete Stewart.

Visitation is noon to 2 pm, Wednesday, July 2nd at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Private graveside service will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Griffin following the visitation.   

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery or Griffin Christian Church.


Billy R. Taylor

Billy R. Taylor, 70, of Carmi, died Friday morning May 2, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 27, 1943 at Livingston, TN of the of Lennie Taylor. He married the love of his life, Karla Hogue on December 7, 1993.

Bill's heart and passion was the oilfield. He was a driller for Rector Stone and Goff & Pruitt for many years. He was a hard working man. He had a passion for playing music and he loved to hunt. He loved his beloved dog, Fritz. He was a loving husband, father, grand-father, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Karla; sons, Billy (Elizabeth) Taylor of Carmi, Donnie Stover, Jr. of Gatlinburg, TN and Joe Stover (significant other, Jennifer Newman) of Carmi; daughters, Sheila (Kelly) Savage, Shelly Taylor all of Carmi, Holly (Garry) Grisham of Eldorado, Angel Boren (significant other, Jr. Rankin) and Nicky Case (significant other, Jeremy); nineteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and twins due in November; brothers, Jerry (Kay) Taylor of Wewoka, OK and Dwight Taylor of Fairfield; sister, Anna Lee Taylor of Fairfield .He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lennie; sisters, Barbara Taylor, Betty Connors, and Joy Mick; brother, Bobby Taylor; and two great-grandbabies, Kullen and Jamin.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday May 6, 2014 at the Carmi New Beginnings Church of God with Rev. Keith Moore officiating. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday May 5, 2014 at the church. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Virginia I. Austin

Virginia I. Austin, age 85, of Wayne City, Illinois, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1:38 PM at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, Illinois.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include 1 son: Eddie Austin of Wayne City, Illinois; and 2 grandchildren also survive.  

Funeral services for Virginia I. Austin will be Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, Illinois with the Rev. Richard McCormick officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 AM Monday until the time of service at 1:00 PM at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.  Interment will be at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, Illinois.


Jeffrey Jack Tate

Jeffrey Jack Tate, 58 of Grayville, died Tuesday morning July 1, 2014 in Grayville. He was born on June 9, 1956 in Pomona, CA, the son of Jack and Lucy Ann (Carey) Tate.

Mr. Tate enjoyed his family and friends; fishing and riding motorcycles. He had a great sense of humor and loved attending the River Church. He was a Coal Miner.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Seth & Melinda Tate of Crossville, Clayton & Alexandria Tate of Owensville, IN, and Jack Tate of Evansville; three grandchildren, Lillian and Addison Tate and Sydney Burnett; and one brother and sister-in-law, Andrew & Stacey Tate of Grayville. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Grayville. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the church and at the funeral home. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Sarah Pauline Eaton

Sarah Pauline Eaton, 84, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, July 01, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.  She was born September 19, 1929, in Rockport, Indiana, the daughter of Clyde and Hallie (Small) Downs.  She was married to Clarence Eaton, and he survives.

Sarah was a cook and enjoyed sewing and gardening.  She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Eaton of Grayville; son James Eaton of Owensville, Indiana; brother Jim (Beverly) Downs of Burnt Prairie, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Juanita Melvin; and brothers Bill, Melvin, Gene, Bob, and Wayne Downs.

Visitation and funeral service are Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Visitation is at 10 am and funeral is at noon. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Marcia Lynn "Meme" Walker

Marcia Lynn "Meme" Walker, 57 of Lawrenceville, IL passed away Tuesday July 1, 2014 at her sister's home.  She was born January 7, 1957 in New Harmony, IN to Marshall and Armithe (Stallings) McCreary.

 

Marcia graduated from New Harmony High School and worked for Community Care for many years, retiring from the Dollar Store as a sales associate.  She enjoyed needlework with her sister.  Marcia was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her true joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Crystal Meriwether of Carmi, Melody Walker (Steven Linder) of Crossville and Carrie Fluty (Mitchell Moutry) of Sumner; son, Curtis Fluty (Lisa Amos)Grayville; grandchildren, Jessica Walker (Eric Belka), Catherine Meriwether and Kristian Meriwether, Austin Cartmill, Matthew Browning, A.J. Linder, Marley, Ryla and Coleen Moutry, Ashton Bryant and Shyann Bryant and Aden Fluty; great grandchildren, Keastin Belka and Ava Belka and very special sister, Cerissa Waddington.

Memorial service will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 pm Friday July 4, 2014 at McHenry Chapel, S Cross St, Crossville, IL 62827 with Rev. Jerry Crawford officiating.

Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, Evansville, IN 47714 is handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com


Marilyn J. Cozart

Marilyn J. Cozart, 83, of Carmi passed away at 5:35 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born March 18, 1931 in Enfield the daughter of Christopher Alfred and Rosa Belle (York) Fleck. Marilyn married Milas Martin "Sonny" Cozart on July 31, 1949 and he preceded her in death on January 2, 2011. She had been Executive Vice President of White County Bank for 35 years. Marilyn was a member of Carmi First United Methodist Church, Red Hatters, VFW Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary.

     She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Cozart Hamblin of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian (Kathy) Cozart of Carmi; three grandchildren, Allison Joyce Cozart, Ashley Jordan, and Ethan Aud; two great grandchildren, Whitley and Corinne Jordan; and a nephew, Larry (Barbara) Fleck of Carmi.

     Marilyn was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Fleck; a brother and sister-in-law, Christopher Jr, and Doris Fleck; and a nephew, Mike Fleck

     Funeral services for Marilyn J. Cozart, 83, of Carmi, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Marilyn's name to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL, 62959.


Anna Maria Campbell

Anna Marie Campbell, 86, of Norris City, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 7:04 p.m. at the Fountainview Nursing Home in Eldorado. She was born April 20, 1928 in Austria, the daughter of John and Anna. She married Leroy Eugene Campbell January 2, 1959 and he preceded her in death February 23, 1994. She was a seamstress and worked at Ainsbrook Sewing Factory and at Enfield Factory. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Norris City.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law Mary and Bud Lane of Eldorado; a son and daughter-in-law Donnie and Barbara Campbell of Norris City; five grandchildren, Carmen Campbell and Taylor Delap, Cailee Campbell and Dustin Nelson, Kim and Gary Prather, Buddy Allen and Alysa Lane, and Donna and Jeff Cantrell; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother.

Funeral services for Anna Maria Campbell, 86. of Norris City, will be Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Rev. Dennis Reed officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City. Friends may Call at the Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Monday, after 10:00 a.m.


Henry Ray Woodrow

Henry Ray Woodrow, 81 of Springerton, died Saturday morning July 5, 2014 at the Enfield Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He was born January 12, 1933 in Hamilton County, the son of Ellery and Ruby (Smith) Woodrow. He married Virginia Ethel Buck on December 13, 1963 at Mt. Vernon, IL and she preceded him in death on July 27, 2003.

Henry worked as a mechanic his entire life. He was a U.S. Army veteran; a member of the Springerton American Legion Post #1126. He was a member of the Springerton Church of Jesus Christ.

He is survived by 3 sons, James (Shannon) Woodrow of Springerton, Alan (Crissy) Woodrow of Fairfield and Chuck (Becky) Venable of Springerton; a special daughter, Patty Clark of Marion; 2 daughters, Cathy (Ronnie) Wiethop and Crystal (Gary) Armstrong Mitchell of Carmi; 11 grandchildren many great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Verna Lee Etienne of Carmi, Peggy Stahl of Denver, CO and Doris Prince of Enfield. He was preceded in death by 1 brother,  Bill Woodrow.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday July 10, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Springerton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the Springerton American Legion and the Carmi American Legion and VFW. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Kandy L. (Barbre) Dunn

Kandy L. (Barbre) Dunn, 65, of Carmi, passed away at 7:46 a.m., Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born January 10, 1949 in Evansville, IN, the daughter of Charles and Betty Jo (Hollerbach) Barbre. Kandy married Carl Gene Dunn on November 20, 1981 and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1986. For 34 years she had worked as a waitress and bartender at various businesses including the Vintage Lounge. Kandy was a homemaker and loving mother. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, DAR and American Legion Post #224 Ladies Auxillary.

Kandy is survived by two daughters, Starlett Dunn of Carmi and Serena Jo Dunn of Harrisburg; a granddaughter, Ava Jo Dunn; an aunt, Marjorie Cox of Carmi and two nieces, Tobi and Kelly Barbre. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Tony Ray Barbre.

Funeral services for Kandy L. Dunn, 65, of Carmi, will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Mike Buckman officiating. Private burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until service time. A reception will be held at the American Legion following the service at approximately 8:00 p.m.


Charles O. "Bill" Williams

Charles O. (Bill) Williams died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois. He was born on July 9, 1919, to his parents John J. and Freda (Burroughs) Williams. They lived on their farm in the SE corner of Wayne County near Burnt Prairie, IL. Bill’s mother, Freda, passed away in 1926, and his father eventually married Edith Leach of Golden Gate, IL.

Bill attended three different one-room schools and graduated from the 8th grade in Golden Gate. Edith, his stepmother, was a school teacher. She took deep interest in Bill’s education and always encouraged him as he traveled through the education process. After graduating from 8th grade, Bill began attending high school in Burnt Prairie. It was five miles from his home to school and he rode a horse to get there. In his three years at Burnt Prairie, Bill rode over 6400 miles and missed only five days. He went on to attend Fairfield Community High School and graduated second in his class.

After high school, Bill enrolled in McKendree College in Lebanon, IL. He graduated in 1940, and went on to the University of Illinois to receive a Masters Degree. Bill was studying for his PhD in medical zoology planning to attend medical school upon graduation, but World War II came along and his educational plans were placed on hold.

About to be drafted into the army, Bill took a job with the US Navy as a technician in the unit which was engaged in protecting our ships from magnetic and acoustic mines. As a result of a detonation incident while serving in the line of duty, he lost the sight of an eye and was eventually given a physical disability retirement from the Navy.

After the war, Bill worked for the State of Illinois, where he served as Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the entire state. During this time, he met and married Faye Campbell of Goliad, TX. This marriage lasted 45 years, terminating in the death of Faye while they were traveling in Yemen in 1989.

In 1947, Bill became an employee of Western Cartridge Company. He remained an employee for 35 years during which time the company changed to the Olin Corp. Bill entered employment as an hourly employee and eventually became the General Manager of Winchester Ammunition. During his employment, he served as Director of Engineering, Director of Research, Manager of Quality Control, and Director of Product Engineering. Bill accumulated a total of 26 patents during his career.

One of Bill’s most cherished possessions was the letter he received from Mr. John Olin (who guided the Olin Corp. for over 50 years) on his retirement. “Bill, I am letting you know how very much I appreciate both your friendship and close association as well as all the help you have given both me personally and the Olin Corp over the 35 years of valued service.”

Early in life, Bill became interested in ancient civilizations. He eventually traveled to Rome, Greece, China, Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, The Holy Land and Lebanon. All together he visited 98 countries and by 1960, had already flown over one million miles on United Airlines alone.

In 1990, Bill met a very charming widow, Linda Hayes. After a courtship of two years, they were married. Their married life was very happy and interesting. Linda’s three children (Patrick Hayes, Robert (Rae Lynn) Hayes, and Linda (Scott) Pugsley) became Bill’s children and they enjoyed a close relationship. Their children and grandchildren were a bonus.

During his working years, Bill had little time to devote to the community where he lived. So, on retirement, he began working on various community projects. Over the years, he was named Citizen of the Year (Chamber of Commerce), Lincoln Heritage Award (Rotary), Appreciation Award (White County Historical Society), Legion of Honor (Kiwanis), and Bronze Leader (Disabled American Veterans).

Bill wrote hundreds of technical papers and reports during his career. Upon his retirement, at the request of his wife and daughter, he began to record incidents in his life which they believed would be lost. Eventually, these writings were assembled into book form. They were then published in two volumes: I Never Learned to March and Been There – Done That.

Several years after the marriage of John J. and Edith Williams, they were blessed with a son, Rick J. and later with a daughter, Adela. While Bill was grown and away from home during their childhood, he developed a strong personal relationship with his younger brother and sister.

Bill Williams departed this life on July 6th 2014, three days short of his 95th birthday.

A visitation will be 5-7 pm, Wednesday, July 9th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. His cremated remains will be buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville, Illinois, at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Wabash Christian Retirement Center.


George "Bo" Rawls

GEORGE  "BO"  RAWLS  AGE 73, A RESIDENT OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 9:51  A  M  FRIDAY  IN GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL  AT MT VERNON ILLINOIS.   HE HAD WORKED AS A BUSINESSMAN SELLING FURNITURE .  SURVIVORS INCLUDE  HIS WIFE  VERA RAWLS OF WAYNE CITY,ILLINOIS  3 DAUGHTERS:   ANITA MARIE COOMBS OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS, 

CHRISTIAN ANN ( HUSBAND BOB )  CLARK OF JACKSON  CALIFORNIA, VICKI  ( HUSBAND ERIC )  BUSSEY OF RIVERSIDE  CALIFORNIA,  A BROTHER RICK (WIFE MERRIAM ) RAWLS OF BLOOMINGTON CALIFORNIA  , 2 SISTERS;  DELORIS (HUSBAND VAN ) BARNES OF JASPER  GEORGIA,  & BARBARA ( HUSBAND WILLIAM )  BOWERS OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE  "BO" RAWLS  WILL BE HELD THURSDAY APRIL 24 2014  AT 11:00 A  M  AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY.   BURIAL WILL BE IN BALTIMORE CEMETERY  NEAR WAYNE CITY. VISITATION FROM 6 TO 8 P M  ON WEDNESDAY AT THE RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY.

Fannie L. "Becky" Page

Fannie L. “Becky” Page, age 85 of Carmi, died Tuesday morning April 22, 2014 at her home. She was born February 17, 1929 in Mt. Vernon, IN the daughter of Marion Clifford and Jennie (Warrick) Phillips. She married Alfred “Doc” Page and he preceded her in death on October 24, 1976.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Patricia Christmas and Linda Page both of Carmi and 1 son, Stanley Page of Llano, TX; 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Loretta Gail Newcomb and 3 sons, Stanton, Tom and Melvin Page; 2 brothers, Stanton and Marion Phillips and 3 sisters, Rachel Trout, Ruth Carpenter and Reva Phillips.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday April 25, 2014 at Stokes Chapel Cemetery near Crossville. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Hollis R. Daniels

Hollis R. Daniels, 80, of Pekin, IL, passed away at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. Hollis was born on December 14, 1933 in Livingston, Tennessee to Lester W. and Grace L. (Huffer) Daniels. He married Mary Lou Campbell on December 22, 1956 in Grayville, IL.

Hollis served in the United States Air Force from 1954 – 1958. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1962 and Master’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1967. Hollis attended the First Christian Church in Pekin. He was a former member of the U.S. Air Force MARS Program and Peoria Area Radio Club. He loved bluegrass music and played both locally and at their winter home in Alamo, TX. Hollis was a science teacher at Pekin Community High School for 30 years before retiring in 1992.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Lou of Pekin; one son, Doug Daniels of Pekin; one daughter, Hollie (Tom) Smillie of Morton, IL; one sister, Dimple Ellen Carlile of Waynesburg, OH; and two step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Dexter, Hurshell and Doc Daniels; and one sister, Eddie Baker.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Graveside services with military honors by the Carmi American Legion and VFW will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Old Union Cemetery near Grayville, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church 1201 Chestnut St. Pekin, Il 61554 or Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois Chapter 606 W. Glen Ave. Peoria, IL 61614


Samuel F. Gaines

Age:                        77 years             

Residence:            McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:      1:53 P.M.,  Wednesday,  April 23, 2014 in McLeansboro                                

Visitation:             6 to 8 P.M., Friday, April 25, 2014, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro     

Funeral:               11:00 A.M.  Saturday,  April 26, 2014 Harre Funeral Home      

Clergy:                  Rev.  Robert Sefried         

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

Date of Birth:   November 9, 1936         Place of Birth:  Broughton, IL

Father:    Elza “Scrub”  Gaines              Mother:  Minnie (Richardson)  Gaines

Marriage to:  Mona Jean  Duncan         Date of Marriage: July 1, 1967 in McLeansboro                                                                                 

Occupation:    City of McLeansboro Gas Superintendant                                                                              

Church Affiliation: Hopewell Baptist Church   

Activities:   Loved to fish, talk with the boys at McDonald’s and the barbershop; truly loved his wife Mona.  He was the owner of Sam’s Bait Shop.

Military Service:    Served in the U.S. Navy in Korea

Survivors:

Wife:  Mona Gaines,    McLeansboro

2 -Daughters:  Becky Prince & husband John  -  McLeansboro

                         Pam Barnett -   McLeansboro

Grandchildren:   Jeff Morris  -  McLeansboro

                              Jerrod Prince & wife Jill  -  McLeansboro

                              Jason Prince & wife Brook  - Louisville, KY

                             Morgan Barnett and companion Levi Hart -   McLeansboro

                             Mayson Barnett -  McLeansboro

Great Grandchildren:   Savanna & Peyton Prince – McLeansboro

                                     Chloe & Quinn Morris  - Muscotine, IA

                                     Trystin & Grayson Prince - Louisville, KY

                                     Prestyn Hart  -  McLeansboro

1  Sister:             Janet Dudley of Decatur, IL              

Preceded in Death By:  Parents  and a brother, Jerry Gaines  

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


Karen G. Garner

Karen G. Garner, age 74, resident of Sims, Illinois passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 3:15 P.M. in St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was a homemaker.  Survivors include 5 sons: Rodney Garner of Canton, Ohio, Bradley Garner of Canton, Ohio, Rick Garner of Olney, Illinois, Gordon Garner of Sims, Illinois, and Lance Garner of Ohio; 2 daughters: Dana Bailey of Fairfield, Illinois, and Barbie Garner of Sims, Illinois; 3 brothers: David Thomason of Wayne City, Illinois, Larry Thomason of Michigan, and Jerry Thomason of Michigan; 3 sisters: Betty Boyd of Sims, Illinois, Linda Rayburn of Wayne City, Illinois, and Jean Imogene Micheil of Michigan; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Funeral services for Karen G. Garner will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.  Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. Thursday until service time at 1:00 P.M. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.  Interment will follow at the Baltimore Cemetery near Wayne City, Illinois.


Lenard Sturm

Grayville resident Lenard Ray Sturm, 86, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at West River Health Campus in Evansville Indiana. He had resided there since suffering a serious stroke the summer of 2012. Lenard was born February 24, 1928, in Crossville, Illinois, the son of the late Lena and Edgar Sturm of White County, Illinois. Lenard was a graduate of Crossville Schools and St. Louis College of Mortuary Science.

Lenard was a third generation local farmer and landowner who valued and took pride in his heritage and land. After college, he worked in the funeral home business for several years. In addition to farming, he worked for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Division for over 33 years, retiring as District Manager in 1999.

With years of community service, Lenard volunteered his time and held leadership positions with the White County Farm Bureau, Grayville Methodist Church and Grayville Lions Club which included his support and fund raising for the expansion and maintenance of the Grayville Park. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,  Sheba Masonic Lodge and East St. Louis Ainad Shriners International.

Lenard was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing. For many years, he officiated high school basketball games in the area.

Lenard was married for 57 years to the late Georganna Fieber Sturm who preceded him in death in 2004. Survivors include his wife Joan Sturm of Carmi along with her family; brothers Bernard Sturm and Willard Sturm of Grayville along with nieces and a nephew. Lenard is also survived by his daughter Georgia Sturm Davis, son in law Tom Davis and granddaughter Carey Davis, all of Dallas, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grayville Lion’s Club, Grayville Methodist Church or the American Heart Association for stroke education and research at https://donate.heart.org.

Visitation and funeral are Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Grayville United Methodist Church in Grayville.  Visitation is at 1pm and funeral is at 2 pm.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.  Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of all arrangements.  Visit cookfuneralchapel.com.


Toney L. McElroy

Toney L. McElroy, 59, of Carmi, Illinois, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his home.  He was born February 18, 1955, in Ada, Oklahoma, the son of E.V. and Yvonne (Newcomb) McElroy.

He was a nurse, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and member of the American Legion.

Survivors include daughter Coral Lising of San Antonio, Texas; brother Danny McElroy of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; grandchildren Analissa Barron, Adrian Barron and Cyrus Lising; several stepchildren; cousins Mike Newcomb, Glen Dale Newcomb and Yvonne Trout.

Visitation and memorial service will be Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Visitation is at 1 pm and memorial service is at 2 pm.  Military funeral rites will be conducted following the memorial service.

Visit cookfuneralchapel.com.


Benjamin Yrue Sauls

Benjamin Yrue Sauls, newborn son of Darrin Sauls and Kendra Kelley passed away Monday April 28, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Evanvsville, IN
He is survived by his parents, his paternal grandparents, Patricia Jean Young of Enfield and Michael Darrin Sauls of Omaha; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Meadows of New Haven; paternal great-grandparents, Michael and Kathleen Sauls of Fairfield; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday May 2, 2014 at Enfield Cemetery. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Amy (Eck) Ellison

Amy (Eck) Ellison, 33, of  Springerton, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:05 a.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She was born May 24, 1980 in Harrisburg, IL, the daughter of Daniel Lee and Tina Roxane (McGhee) Eck.  Amy was a 1998 graduate of N.C.O.E. High School.
She is survived by her parents, Dan and Roxane Eck of Springerton; paternal grandparents, Dorothy Eck of Norris City and Willard Eck of Grayville; a son, Wyatt Ellison of Springerton; a sister and brother-in-law, Danielle and Heath Short of Carmi; a brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Lacy Eck of Springerton; a niece, Gabby Short; three nephews, Aydan Allen, Brier and Blane Eck; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Amy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank and Carolyn McGhee.
     Funeral services for Amy (Eck) Ellison, 33, of Springerton, will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Rev. Josh Slater officiating.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery near Broughton.  Friends may call on Saturday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alonzo Boren, Jr.

Longtime Carmi businessman, Alonzo Boren, Jr., 81, passed away at 6:25 a.m, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was born July 5, 1932 in Mt. Carmel, IL the son of Alonzo and Ethel (Absher) Boren.  Junior married Linda C. Lampley on March 27, 1955.  He was a meat cutter for for over 60 years, along with being co-owner of Boren and Son's Grocery and in later years work at Chet's Market.  Junior was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army Infantry and a member of New Beginning Church of God.
     He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda; three sons, Steven L. Boren and wife Toni of Carmi, Michael Lynn Boren and wife Janet of Carmi and Mark Robin Boren and husband Paul Lambert of Evansville, IN; a sister, Maribell Fleming and husband Eugene of Poseyville, IN; a half-brother, Mack Leggett and wife Dana of Carmi; four grandchildren, Jade Boren and wife Tiffany of Mt. Vernon, IN, Tara Boren-Lasher and husband Jack of Evansville, IN, Mike Boren and wife Michelle of Carmi and Dustin Boren and wife Charlie Wolfe of Grayville; 11 great grandchildren, Carson Boren, Addie Bebout, Gavin Bebout, Grayson Boren,  Blake White, Damon White, Grady Lasher, Morgan Lasher, Grant Lasher, Gannon Boren and Nyah Boren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
      Junior was preceded in death by a half-sister, Audrey Legget and a half-brother, Col. Jack Legget.
     Funeral Services for Alonzo Boren, Jr., 81, of Carmi will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at New Beginning Church of God in Carmi.  Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi with Military Rites by the Carmi VFW and American Legion.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Junior's memory to Tag Youth Ministry c/o Trinity Assembly of God Church, 1600 Saunders Ave., Carmi, IL 62821 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home. 

Rosemary Blake

Rosemary Blake, age 66 of New Haven died on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  Rosemary was born in Eldorado, IL on January 19, 1948 to the late Arie and Edith (Weazel) Ackley.  She was a retired cook from the Ingram Company Barge Lines.  Rosemary love to Cook, watch Westerns and Cooking shows, be on Facebook, but mostly loved to be around her family.  She was a good mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed.

Rosemary is survived by a son, Bill (Brenda) Blake of Carmi, a daughter, Vickie (Billy) Hansbrough of Eldorado, 8 Grandchildren, Charity, Hannah, Zach, Hunter, Bayli, Kelsea, Brittny, and Rachel, one great Grandchild, Avani.  A brother, Robert Ackley and a sister Donna Jean Bruington both of Jacksonville, IL  She was preceded also in death by a brother Don Ackley.

Visitation for Rosemary will be on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven from 10:00 Am until 1:00 PM.  Her funeral will immediately follow at the funeral home at 1:00 PM with Rev. Ken Ragers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.

You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com


Timothy Wayne "Tim" Bell

Timothy Wayne “Tim” Bell, age 23, of Fairfield, Illinois, formerly of Flora, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Clay County.

Tim was born January 29, 1991 in Olney.  He married Josie Landreth.  Tim worked at the NMN Club and O’Daniel Trucking as head roustabout and laborer.  He attended Flora High School, participating in football, baseball, and track, was involved in racing at Clay County Speedway, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.  Tim loved everyone, always smiling and willing to help, and enjoyed the time he shared with his daughters and family. 

He is survived by his father: Chuck (Jeanie) Bell of Fairfield; mother: Julie (Tim) Fielden of Olney; wife Josie Bell; 2 daughters: Emmisen Bell and Aylah Bell; sister: Cami (Josh) Greenwood of Louisville; 2 step-brothers: Jed (Jaimi) Kimmel of Fairfield and Patrick Kimmel of Fairfield; step-sister: Amanda (James) Harwell of Wayne City; maternal grandfather: John Bonn of Olney; paternal grandparents: Charles Sr. and Sharon Bell of Bridgeport; nieces and nephews: Jay Jay Kimmel, Jaydon Kimmel, Jayson Kimmel, Bryce Greenwood, Johnathon Lee Kimmel, and one expected; along with other aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother (Shirley Bonn).

The funeral service for Tim Bell will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with interment following in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.  Memorial donations may be made to a fund for the benefit of his daughters.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.frankandbright.com.


Joe West

Joseph Lane West, 94, of Carmi, Illinois died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.  He was born December 2, 1919 in Carmi, the son of James and Clara Belle (Bennett) West.  He married Elizabeth Cravens on November 23, 1946 and she survives.

Joe was a member of McHenry Good News Chapel in Crossville, Illinois.  He was a World War II Army veteran and enjoyed all sports including golf with the "over the hill gang".  He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bulls, the Fighting Illini and he enjoyed telling jokes and dancing.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by one son, Terry West, and a granddaughter Christy (Tim) Churchwell all of Crossville.

Mr. West is pre-deceased by his parents; two sisters Ann Dapogny and Pauline Hubele.

Visitation is Friday 5 - 8 pm at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi with the funeral Saturday at 10 am at the funeral chapel.  Burial with military rites will be in Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital.

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Ronald D. Satterfield

Ronald D. Satterfield, age 78, a resident of Olney, Illinois (formerly of McLeansboro), passed away at 1:40 P.M. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.  Mr. Satterfield served in the United States Marine Corps, and is a veteran of the Korean War.  He was retired after 30 years working as an insurance broker with the Fehrenbacher Insurance Agency in Olney.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joann Satterfield; 2 sons: Bob (Laura) Satterfield of Marion, Ron Satterfield and wife, Michele Ladner, of Apollo Beach, Florida; 1 brother: Rev. Ted (Judy) Satterfield of Barbourville, Kentucky; 1 sister: Carolyn (J.C.) Pool of Broughton; and 1 grandchild: Kaitlyn Satterfield.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Elbon A. "Ted" Satterfield and Edith (Carr) Satterfield; and 1 sister: Patricia Barr.  Funeral services for Ronald D. Satterfield will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. Saturday until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home.  Burial will take place at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro with graveside military rites by the McLeansboro American Legion Post #106 and the Military Honors Team from Marion.  An additional visitation will be held Friday, June 27, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney.  Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of the arrangements. 


Lorene Eloise Matz

Lorene Eloise Matz, 86 of Crossville, died early Wednesday morning at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. She was born February 12, 1928 in Crossville, the daughter of Joseph and Lorene Elizabeth (Schutz) Ridenour. She married Doyle Matz on November 29, 1946 at Henderson, KY and he preceded her in death on November 12, 2007.

Eloise had been a 4H leader, a member of Modern Woodsmen and the Church of Christ in Crossville.
She is survived by her daughter, Ruby Lynn (Mike) Schuster of Indianapolis, IN; her grandson, Jeffrey Schuster; 2 brothers, James L. (Wilma) Ridenour, Sr. and Donald E. (Ruth) Ridenour, Sr. all of Crossville; 1 sister, Paralee (Bud) Tait of Pittsburg, IL; 2 half brothers, Darrell (Janice) Ridenour of Norris City and Gary (Marsha) Ridenour of Cape Girardeau, MO. She was preceded in death by her son, Laverne Mitchell Matz; 3 brothers, Chester Earl, Marion and Melvin Ridenour and 2 sisters, Marguarite Pollard and Betty Lou Balliette.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Herb Woollard officiating. Burial will be in N. Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Mary Ellen McCombs Cummins

Mary Ellen McCombs Cummins, 73, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.  She was born August 13, 1940, in Carmi, the daughter of Delbert and Lucille (Brown) Newcomb.  She was married to Richard L. Cummins and he survives.

Mary was a Christian and enjoyed gardening and keeping her house in order for herself and her family. 

Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Cummins of  Carmi; son Alex McCombs of Oakland, California; stepsons Tyson and Kenny Cummins; daughters Michele McCombs and Lynn Shiever, both of Carmi; stepdaughters Blythe and Mandy Cummins; brother Don Newcomb and his partner Jim Price of Oak Park, Illinois; sister Patricia Mitchell of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Nickolas (Heather) Shiever, Eric Shiever, Sidney McCombs, Madison Childers, Danika McCombs, Haley McCombs, Dylan McCombs, Stella McCombs; eight step-grandchildren; great grandchildren Haylie Fulkerson and Ava Shiever.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Lucille Newcomb and first husband Mike McCombs.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes, her remains were cremated.  A visitation and memorial service will be Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Visitation is at 5 pm and memorial service is at 6 pm.

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Doris Jean Anselment

Doris Jean Anselment, 84, of Carmi passed away at 1:38 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  She was born April 9, 1930 in Carmi the daughter of Virgil and Evelyn (White) Wright. Doris Jean married Ralph E. Anselment on August 22, 1947.  She graduated from Carmi Township High School in 1946 and retired after 40 years from First Bank where she had worked in Bookkeeping and as a Teller.  Doris Jean was a 64 year member of First Christian Church in Carmi where she was a part of the Christian Workers Sunday School Class.  She was also a member of the Joy Group and the Sewing Club for over 50 years.  

     Doris Jean is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ralph E. of Carmi; two daughters and a son-in-law, Ginny and Jeff Browning of Washington, IL and Connie Bingman of Carmi; a son, Mark Anselment of Thorntown, IN; five grandchildren and their families, Jacqueline and Jamie Miller and Michael of Champaign, IL. Justin and Joy Bingman and Elah of Evansville, IN, Benjamin Browning of Quincy, IL, Timothy and Emily Browning and Percy, Abram, Calvin and Willie of Washington, IL, and Julie and Austin Gohn of Pittsburgh, PA; a sister, Lois Ann Sheldon of Evansville, IN; a brother, Francis Wright of Evansville, IN; a step-sister and brother-in-law,, Glenda and Roger Buchholz of Rantoul, IL; and two step-brothers and sister-in-law, Bill and Mary Gates of Pontiac, IL and John and Kay Gates of Slidell, LA.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Wilma Gates and a son-in-law, Terry Bingman.

     Funeral Services for Doris Jean Anselment, 84, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at First Christian Church in Carmi with Steve McClure and Jeff Browning officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the church.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Doris Jean's memory to the First Christian Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.


Shaun Micheal Betts

A  WAYNE CITY IL  RESIDENCE SHAUN MICHEAL BETTS AGE 35 PASSED AWAY SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2014 AT 5:00 AM IN BLUFORD IL.   MR. BETTS WAS A TIRE BUILDER AT GENERAL TIRE COMPANY IN MT VERNON IL. MR BETTS IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER WANDA BETTS OF WAYNE CITY IL 3 SONS: TERRANCE BETTS OF SIMS IL RYAN & BENTLEY BETTS BOTH OF FAIRFIELD IL ALSO 4 SISTERS SURVIVE TAMMY HILBRANT OF JOHNSONVILLE IL. VICKIE SLATER OF WAYNE CITY IL TRACY RODGERS OF CISNE IL & HEATHER BETTS OF WAYNE CITY IL.  VISITATION FOR SHAUN MICHEAL BETTS WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY JUNE 23, 2014 FROM 6:00 PM TIL 8 PM AT THE RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY IL 

 A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD LATER UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME 

 MEMORIALS TO THE FAMILY TO HELP WITH THE FUNERAL EXPENSE WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY 


Dana L. Bingman

Dana L. Bingman, 94, of Carmi, Illinois, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at VNA/Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, Indiana.  She was born June 11, 1920, in Carmi, the daughter of Elvis and Grace (Edwards) Kisner.  She was married to Donald Bingman on January 15, 1939, and he preceded her in death on August 24, 1995.

Dana was a bookkeeper and worked for various auto dealerships in Carmi.  She was active in First Christian Church in Carmi for over 70 years.  In earlier years, Dana wrote many children’s programs for the church youth and was a Sunday school teacher, and served as treasurer for many of the church’s organizations.  Up until very recently, she was a tutor for those working toward their GED certificates.  For many years she served as secretary for the Southern Illinois Health Improvement Association, and board member of the White County Health Improvement Association.

Survivors include daughter Sheila (Nathan) Coston of Norris City, IL; grandchildren Zack (Taelor) Coston, Elisha (Daniel) Kearns, Ronda Bingman, Brenda Bingman, Alex Bingman; great grandchildren Brandon (Maria) Sizelove and Wesley Sizelove; and nephew Larry Kisner.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Ronald Bingman; and brother Roy Kisner.

Visitation and funeral are Wednesday, June 25th, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm.  Burial is in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.

Memorials may be made directly to VNA/Charlier Hospice Center, 610 East Walnut St., Evansville, IN  47713, or they will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.

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Frank H. Neal

Frank H. Neal, 83, of Norris City passed away at 5:55 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing in Carmi. He was born December 21, 1930 in Akin, IL the son of Earl and Audrey (Stites) Neal. Frank married Delores Rosan Sanders on March 24, 1950. He was a truck driver for FS along with operating a car wash and lawn mower business. Frank was a member of First Baptist Church in Norris City, was a 50 year Mason and member of May Lodge #718, a Shriner and member of the Teamsters Union.

Frank is survived by his wife of 64 years, Delores; a daughter, Delana Schutte-Smith and husband Bryan Smith of Newburgh, IN; three sons, Dennis Neal and wife Sheilah and Steve Neal all of Norris City and Brain Neal and wife Pat of Benton, IL; two sisters, Loyezelle Whalen of Metropolis and Mildred Smith of Orlando, FL; a brother, Arthur Neal of Benton; seven grandchildren and nine Great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Neal.

Funeral Services for Frank H. Neal, 83, of Norris City will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Chuck Belcher officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. where May Lodge #718 will perform Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the May Lodge #718 Building Fund and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.


Hughston Frank "Bobo" Chapman

HUGHSTON FRANK "BOBO" CHAPMAN, AGE 72, RESIDENT OF BLUFORD, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME ON THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014.  HE WAS A RETIRED STEEL MILL EMPLOYEE, AND A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY.  HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, JOYCE, OF BLUFORD; 4 SONS: SCOTT CHAPMAN OF ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS, VINCENT CHAPMAN OF WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS, FRANKIE CHAPMAN OF MORRISON, ILLINOIS, AND ADLAI (COMPANION GINGER) CHAPMAN OF PICKNEYVILLE, ILLINOIS;  AND 1 BROTHER: HERMAN (WIFE VIRGINIA) CHAPMAN OF JEFFERSON, COLORADO.  NINE GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT GRANDCHILD ALSO SURVIVE.  HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS AND 6 BROTHES AND SISTERS.  FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HUGHSTON FRANK "BOBO" CHAPMAN WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014 AT THE TEN POST OAK CHURCH AT 2:00 PM.  REVEREND WES JOHNSON WILL OFFICIATE.  VISITATION WILL BE AT 1:00 PM MONDAY UNTIL THE TIME OF SERVICE AT 2:00 PM.  MEMORIALS ARE TO BE MADE TO THE TEN POST OAK CHURCH AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY, WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS. 


Elaine (Mundy) Pry

Elaine (Mundy) Pry, 66, of Evansville, IN passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 at her residence.  She was born August 21, 1947 in Carmi, IL the daughter of Lawrence and Lora May (Holsapple) Mundy.  Elaine married James D. Pry on December 21, 1998.  Elaine had been a school teacher in the Carmi White County School District along serving as Administrator at Southeastern Illinois College in Carmi and Lockyear Business College in Evansville.  She also worked alongside her husband at Gammon Realty. Elaine was a 1965 graduate of Carmi Township High School, received her Bachelor's from Eastern Illinois University and received her Master's from the University of Evansville.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Jim of Evansville; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles Leroy and Jane Mundy of Fairview, TX; a niece, Jamie Knight and her husband Brad of Frisco, TX; a nephew, Zachary Mundy and his wife Shelley of Kansas City, MO; and great nieces and nephews, Zoe Mundy, Emme Mundy, Jack Henry Knight, Elizabeth Knight, Charlie Knight and Anna Knight.

Funeral Services for Elaine (Mundy) Pry, 66, of Evansville will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Friends may call on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until service time at Campbell Funeral Home.  Private burial will be in Little Wabash Cemetery near Crossville.


Ruth Carolyn Hillyard

Ruth Carolyn Hillyard, age 79 of Carmi, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro surrounded by her family. She was born August 26, 1934 in Carmi, the daughter of August Royal and Luella May (Wichman) Sell. She married Cletus Wesley Hillyard on September 23, 1956 and he preceded her in death on December 15, 2012.
            Mrs. Hillyard was an active member of the Crossville United Methodist Church serving with Kidz Club and the White County Home Extension where she served as president for several years. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had been employed as a secretary at Enfield High School, Housekeeping manager at Windsor Oaks, and a Hallmark Representative. In addition to her family, she loved to make crafts, quilt, crochet and garden.
            She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Myra Hillyard of Carmi; two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and Alan Lewin of Auburn, and Iva Hillyard of Carmi; and four grandchildren, Katie (Kyle) Rynkiewich, Kristie Hillyard, Kimberly Lewin, and Alyssa Lewin. Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband and two brothers, Alvin and Eugene Sell.
            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Jon Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Crossville United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Val Eugene Morris

Val Eugene Morris, 85 years and 7 months, of McLeansboro, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:24 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Saline County in Muddy, IL on November 6, 1928, the son of John Albert and Beulah Grace (York) Morris.  He is married to Janet L. (Billington) Morris.  Val retired after about 35 years as an electronics technician.  He was known as "the TV man."  He was a firm believer in his Saviour & loved to sing.  He was a happy man and liked to joke and laugh.  He was always helping others.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Morris is survived by seven children, Valerie, Ellen, Time, Karen, Damon (April), Jim (Angie) & John (Joanna) Morris; 19 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren; his brothers Cleatus "Sid" (Norma) Morris of McLeansboro and Wilburn "Todd" (Beulah) Morris of St. Francisville; sisters Ruby Mayo and Betty Davis of Fort Mohave, Arizona; sister-in-law Thelma as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Bernard Morris & Vernon "Jess" Morris, one sister: Ruth Jamieson and two children, Bruce D. Morris and Patti L. Morris.

            Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 until the "Celebration of Life" service at 1:00 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL; Rev. Robert Sefried will officiate.  Interment will follow at I. O. O. F. Cemetery in McLeansboro.  For further information you may call Gholson Funeral Home at 643-2321.


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Linda Irvin

Linda Irvin, age 74, resident of McLeansboro, Illinois, and formerly of Broughton, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Fountain View Nursing Center in Eldorado, Illinois.  She was a homemaker.  Survivors include: a son, Joel "Todd" Glenn of Illinois; a daughter, Valerie (Jeff) Brantley of Memphis, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Isaiah Glenn of McLeansboro, Illinois, Brandy (Paul A. III) Lemeiux of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Bethany Brantley of Memphis, Tennessee.  Funeral services for Linda Irvin will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Randall Ragan officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday, June 9, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro.


Carol Lee Earl Guffey

Carol Lee Earl Guffey, 72 of Carmi, died Saturday morning June 7, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born May 16, 1942 in East St. Louis, IL the daughter of Leslie and Ruby (Dunn) Daniels.
            Carol had worked as a CNA at local nursing homes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carmi.
            She is survived by 3 sons, James Hogan, Steven Allen Earl and Louis Edward Banks; 1 daughter, Carla Phillips; 6 sisters, Shirley Holloway, Geraldine Spearhouse, Helen Tipton, Laura Dell Newcomb, Janet Casulass and Carolyn Rider, 3 brothers, James Daniels, Richard Daniels, Billy Ray Daniels; 5 step-sons, Billy, James, Eugene, Tom and Richard Earl; 2 step-daughters, Viola Hungate and Yvonne Fields; Many grandchildren,  step-grandchildren,  great-grandchildren and  great-great-grandchildren. 
            Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday June 12, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in N. Maple Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Clifton Gerald "Jerry" Ziegler

Clifton Gerald “Jerry” Ziegler, 86 of Carmi died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.  He was born on January 29, 1928 in Piggott, Arkansas, the son of Earl Ernest and Rachael (Horn) Ziegler.  He married Phyllis Zehner and she preceded him in death.
                Mr. Ziegler partnered with Fred Ziegler & Marvin Hill of Crossville and owned Modern Gas located in Grayville and Fairfield.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a member of Stokes Chapel Church.  He was a lifelong member of the Carmi VFW Post 3851 and served as Commander and the Carmi American Legion Post 224.  He loved his country and fought hard for Veterans’ rights. He enjoyed fishing, golf, helping people, reading his Bible, watching John Wayne movies, and was a “jokester”.  He especially loved his family and his dog “Little Britches”.
                He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Perry & Becky Ziegler and daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Rick Abell, all of Carmi; grandchildren, Michelle & Lani Thompson of North Carolina, Clifton Gerald Ziegler III and Shay & Scott Gilstrap, all of South Carolina, Marissa &Jared Wilson of Kentucky; five great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Ava, Braden, Kameron & Mason; brother, Fred Ziegler of Crossville; sisters, Lana Fay Edwards of Arkansas, Earlene Isles and Evelyn Pethel, both of Michigan.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis; children, Clifton Gerald Ziegler II “Little Jerry” and Teresa Lynn Ziegler; brothers, Cecil Ziegler and Gaylond Julian; sister, Florence Ella Hardin; and grandson infant Thomas.
                Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.  Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 7 pm by the Carmi American Legion and VFW Posts. Private family services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses and will be collected at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com 

Evan L. Maurer

Evan L. Maurer, 74 of Carmi, died Wednesday morning June 11, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital. She was born September 1, 1939 in Taos, N. Mexico. She married Clyde Maurer on December 28, 1968 in Reno, Nevada.
            Evan had worked at Ainsbrooke and also Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She attended McHenry United Methodist Church.
            She is survived by her husband Clyde; 3 sons, Raymond Maurer of Carmi, Ernie Ortiz of Questa, N. Mexico and Louis (Iris) Maurer of Hanover, MD; 1 daughter, Rosie (Tom) Jensen of Vacaville, CA; 2 brothers, Jimmy and Paul Garcia of Taos, N. Mexico; 1 sister, Lucinda Garcia of Taos, N. Mexico; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  
            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday June 14, 2014  at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Jon Carrell and Rev. Jon Westfall officiating. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Ida Pauline McIntosh

Pauline McIntosh, 92, Carmi, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.

She was born June 16, 1921, in the Springerton Bottoms to James Oscar and Gertie May Newby McIntosh.

Pauline worked many years at White County Bank and also at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.  She was a longtime member of The First Christian Church in Carmi.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Rodgers McIntosh of Carmi; 2 nephews, Jimmie (Kathy) McIntosh of Chandler, IN and Paul (Darnelle) McIntosh of Bruno, AR; 3 nieces, Mary Ellen (Marvin) Schiavone of Sherman, TX, Rebecca (Richard) Hargrave of Shelbyville, IL, and Leah McIntosh of Houston, TX; a niece-in-law, Sallie McIntosh of Evansville, IN; several great and great-great nieces and nephews, and numerous other friends and family members who loved her dearly.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Emmett (Eva), Lester, and James (Lois) McIntosh; a sister, Ruth McIntosh; and a nephew, Delano McIntosh.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Richard Hargrave officiating.  Burial will be in Springerton Cemetery in Springerton IL. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to The First Christian Church, Carmi or Wabash Christian Retirement Center . Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Norman Julian Bisch

Norman Julian Bisch, 71, of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home.  He was born April 10, 1943, in Fairfield, Illinois, the son of Clifton and Marian Bisch. 

He was a carpenter, Vietnam era Army Veteran, Lifetime Member of the VFW, and member of the American Legion.

Survivors include wife Coletha “Deanne” Bisch of Grayville; sons Norman Bisch of Texas, Lester (Terri) Garman of Crossville, Illinois, Donald Garman, Sam (Crystal) Garman, all of Grayville; daughters Deborah (Kelly) Hughes of Palestine, Texas, Shana (Richard) Reed of Grayville; brothers Joe (Betty) Bisch, Gary (Jeanellen) Bisch, all of Grayville, James (Laura) Bisch of Urbana, Illinois; sister Patricia (Darvin) Smith of Florida; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Norman's wishes, his remains were cremated and a memorial service will be at a later date.  Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements.  Visit cookfuneralchapel.com.


Clarence D. Buchanan, Jr.

CLARENCE D. BUCHANAN, JR., AGE 81  A RESIDENT  OF FAIRFIELD ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT  7:59  P  M   SATURDAY  MAY 31  2014   IN ST JOIHNS HOSPITAL  IN SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS. MR BUCHANAN WAS A MEMBER OF ARRINGTON  PRAIRIE "BAILEY" GENERAL BAPTIST  CHURCH,  WAYNE CITY IL.


 FORMER DIRECTOR WITH FARMERS MUTUAL INS.OF FAIRFIELD IL. HE SERVED ON FAIRFIELD GRADE SCHOOL BOARD & BOYLESTON SCHOOL BOARD

 CLARENCE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE MAXINE ( KITTLE) BUCHANAN OF FAIRFIELD IL. ALSO ONE SON: DAVID AND WIFE GALE BUCHANAN OF FAIRFIELD IL. 2 DAUGHTERS: LINDA & HUSBAND DONNIE MILLER OF WAYNE CITY IL. & JANICE & HUSBAND JOHN JONES OF FAIRFIELD IL. &  6 GRANDCHILDREN KIMBERLY MILLER, TARA ( JEFF) BILLINGTON,SARA BUCHANAN, 

JULIE & JOHNNIE JONES AND ONE GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER MACKENZIE BILLINGTON.  1 BROTHER FRANK & WIFE JOYCE BUCHANAN OF FAIRFIELD IL. ALSO SURVIVE. ALSO SEVERAL NIECES & NEPHEWS 

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR CLARENCE D. BUCHANAN JR.  WILL BE THURSDAY JUNE 5, 2014 AT 2:00 PM AT THE ARCHER SANDERS CHAPLE WITH THE REV. STEVE CAPPS & REV. HAROLD HUGHS OFFICIATING. VISITATION WILL BE WEDNESDAY  JUNE 4, 2014 AT THE RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME TIME 6:00 pmTO 8:00pm. 

INTERMENT WILL BE IN THE THOMASON CEMETERY IN WAYN CITY IL.  MEMORIALS TO THOMASON CEMETERY  AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME   RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY IL. IS IN CHARGE OF ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS 

John Wesley Lauramore

      JOHN WESLEY LAURAMORE, AGE 60, A RESIDENT OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 7:58 P  M  SATURDAY  MAY 24  AT HIS HOME  .HE WAS A TIRE BUILDER AT GENERAL TIRE COMPANY IN MT VERNON  ILLINOIS.  SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE  TERRI LAURAMORE  OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS,  A SON CHARLIE LAURAMORE OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS,  TWO DAUGHTERS;

      LONA ( HUSBAND JUSTIN )  CLAUBOURN OF TUCSON  ARIZONA,  AND SHAUNA (HUSBAND  AARON  TROTTER )  OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS.   3 GRANDCHILDREN 2 BROTHERS  & 2 SISTERS ALSO SURVIVE ,  GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICES  FOR JOHN WESLEY LAURAMORE  WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 A  M  THURSDAY, MAY 29 2014  AT THOMASON CEMETERY  IN WAYNE CITY.  REV RON TROTTER WILL
     
     OFFICIATE.  BURIAL IN THOMASON CEMETERY.  THOSE ATTENDING THE SERVICE ARE ASKED TO GO DIRECTLY  TO THE CEMETERY.    THE RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME OF WAYNE CITY IS I N CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS


Lucille M. Webb

LUCILLE  M  WEBB, AGE 95. A RESIDENT OF ROUTE 1 CISNE, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 9:45 A  M  SATURDAY  MAY 24 2014  IN HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AT MCLEANSBORO.  SHE WAS A HOME MAKER. 

SURVIVORS INCLUDE   ONE DAUGHTER  LINDA LOU (HUSBAND CECIL ) SCOTT OF  WAYNE   CITY ILLINOIS , A SISTER HELEN WHEELER OF  LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO   , 2 GRANDCHILDREN , 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ALSO SURVIVE. 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LIUCILLE  M WEBB WILL BE HELD AT  l0:30  A M SATURDAY  MAY 31 2014  AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY. REV ROBERT SEFRIED  WILL OFFICIATE.  VISITATION  FROM 6 P M  TO 8 P  M  ON FRIDAY MAY 30 2014  AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY.  BURIAL WILL BE IN  THOMASON CEMETERY.


Mary D. Webb

Mary D. Webb, 98, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed away Sunday May 25, 2014 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab in Mt. Carmel. 

She was born Monday January 10, 1916 in Salem, Arkansas; the daughter of James Robert and Louella Jane (McVey) Fry. She married Cecil E. Webb December 23, 1934 in Salem, Arkansas; he preceded her in death October 9, 1966.

Mary was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Evansville, IN. She was a housewife and homemaker. She loved to bowl, dance and spend time with family and friends.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Carol and husband Bill Lamont of Crossville, IL,  Marylin Liddle of Hazel, KY and a son Gary and wife Myra Webb of Mt. Carmel; sister Rilla Crouch of Salem, IL; six grandchildren, Ken (Diane) Lamont, Renae (Tim) Riley, Chris (Darcie) Liddle, Jennifer (C.T.) Veazey, Curt (Hillary) Webb, Heather (Brian) Kirchoff, fifteen great-grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Cecil, son Sammy Dale Webb, and nine brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Thursday May 29, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Short Funeral Home in Mt. Carmel with a Graveside Service following at 12:30 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, IL.

Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com.

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to assist Mary’s family.


Jewell Behler

Jewell Behler, 80, of Carmi passed away at 9:25 a.m., Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She was born August 30, 1933 in Monroe, TN the daughter of Robert Ernest and Mattie (Wilburn) Harvey.  Jewell married Richard H. "Dike" Behler on September 14, 1949.  She was a homemaker and had worked as a waitress at the Bowling Alley, Main Cafe and Gingham Kitchen.  Jewell was active in the community and her church. She was a member and taught Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel United Methodist Church and helped with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Girl Scouts and Little League.

Jewell is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard "Dike" Behler of Carmi; a daughter, Melissa Victoria Simpson of Alexandria, VA; a son, Richard Dyke Behler of Carmi; three grandchildren, Zayne Simpson and his wife Alyssa of Columbus, OH, Talon Simpson of Los Angeles, CA and Alexandria Jewell Pyform and her husband Dexter of Washington, D.C.; a great-granddaughter, Chloe Pyfrom; two sisters, Jenell Hayden of Gilmer, TX and Jerry Nelene Pollard of Norris City; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Reesie Harvey of Denver, NC; the father of her grandchildren, Reid Simpson of Columbus, OH; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Dike Behler on July 8, 1950, a daughter, Linda Rose Behler on February 22, 1965 and a sister, Frances Hillyard.

Funeral Services for Jewell Behler, 80, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 30, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Pastor Bob McKelvey and Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in the North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. 


Donald Barton

Donald Barton, 77, of Norris City, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was born May 25, 1936 in White County, IL, the son of Maurice Legier and Ruby Vivian (Robinson) Barton.  Donald married Erma Mae Newman on June 2, 1956 and she survives.  He was a carpenter, farmer and operated a TV repair shop.  Donald was a member of Enfield General Baptist Church.
     He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Erma Barton of Norris City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and David Hucker of Norris City and Debra Mae and Kent Johnson of Findley, OH; a son, Michael Glenn Barton of Norris City; a brother and sister-in-law, Garry and Gail Barton of Norris City; six grandchildren, Cambria Blaize, Rhyanna Harris, Aaron and Kory Johnson, Mindy Jolley and Joshua Barton; ten great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.
     Funeral Services for Donald Barton, 77, of Norris City will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Dan Atkinson and Mike Fields officiating.  Burial will be in Rice Cemetery in Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Enfield General Baptist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Anna Lee Taylor

Anna Lee Taylor, age 59 of Fairfield, died Sunday morning May 25, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1955 in Livingston, TN, the daughter of Lennie Taylor.

Miss Taylor was a CNA having worked in area nursing homes. She was a member of the Pentecostal Faith.

She is survived by two brothers, Dwight Taylor of Fairfield and Jerry (Kay) Taylor of Wewoka, OK; a sister-in-law, Karla Taylor of Carmi and many nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her mother, two brothers, Billy R. Taylor and Bobby Taylor and three sisters, Barara Taylor, Betty Connors and Joy Mick.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi. Visitation will be from 10am until the time of the service. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Audrey Jane Fey

Audrey Jane Fey, 91 of Carmi, died Wednesday May 21, 2014 at her home. She was born on April 6, 1923 in Carmi, the daughter of George B. and Audrey (Poole) Bayley. She married Arthur Fey on September 21, 1962 and he preceded her in death in 1989.
Mrs. Fey was a bookkeeper at Southern Illinois Sand before her retirement. She was a member of HEA, Beta Sigma Phi and Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Carmi.

She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins, including Alice Bryant of Carmi and a special friend Alice Dial of Carmi. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Bayley and Jack Bayley.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday May 27, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Pastor Dean Spooner officiating. Burial will be in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery at Chester. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Jillian Dee Smith

Jillian Dee Smith, 43, of Norris City, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:25 p.m. at her residence.  She was born September 16, 1970 in Carmi, the daughter of Kenny Eugene and Ja'nice Fay (Mecum) Smith.  Words cannot even begin to describe Jillian.  She was full of love for her friends and  family and especially her puppy, Wylie. Jillian was a lover of beautiful things and was a phenomenal artist.  Jill could always brighten your spirit using laughter and wit.  She was always in the mood for a good conversation and was a wealth of knowledge.  She was very passionate about politics and current events, and was not afraid to share her opinion.  If you didn't agree with her, you still loved her.  To say she will be missed is an understatement.
     Jilllian is survived by her mother, Ja'nice McKinney of Carmi; sisters, Mariah (Robert) Brooks and Kristina Smith all of Carmi; brothers, Kelly (Barb) Shepherd of Crossville, TN and Shawn Smith of Knoxville, TN; an aunt, Deanna Hart of Carmi; nieces and nephews, Corey, Kyleigh and Cameron Shepherd, Chad, Shayna and Lexi Smith, Michael and Mitchell Masterson.  She was preceded in death by her father; and infant sister, Ebony.
     Memorial services for Jillian Dee Smith, 43, of Norris City, will be Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may meet at the cemetery.  Memorial gifts may be given in Jillian's name to Pets At Risk, P. O. Box 2, Carmi, IL 62821.  Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Mae Martin

Linda Mae Martin, 55, of rural Clinton (formerly of Carmi, a 22 year member of the WROY/WRUL family) passed away at 1:40 am Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Clinton Gardens. 

She was the daughter of Virginia Martin and the late Howard Martin.

Survivors include her mother; a brother Scott (Lisa) Martin of Lizton; one niece Anne (Mark) Bunch of Glasgow, Kentucky; two great nieces and special friends, Dave and Kitty Piper of Jacksonville, Illinois. 

Linda graduated from Clinton High School and Indiana State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Communications. 

She was a radio announcer in Paris, Illinois and Carmi, Illinois for 30 years. She was an avid fan of Barry Manilow. She and her friend Kitty established a Fan Club in Indiana and Illinois and attended many of Barry's concerts. 

Services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 24, at Bono Cemetery Chapel , Dana, with the Rev. Charlie Jackson officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation is 12 noon until 2 pm at Bono Cemetery Chapel.

Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to the Bono Cemetery, c/o 9654 S 75 W Clinton, Indiana 47842 or Bono United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 111 Dana, Indiana 47847 Care and arrangements entrusted to Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, Dana. 

Friends may sign an online guest register at www.goochfuneralhome.com.


Raymond E. White

74-year-old Keenes resident, Raymond E. White died at 2:20 a.m. Friday, May 16 at his home. He was retired from Airtex.

Survivors include his wife Barbara;  sons, Raymond E. and Gregory White of Chicago, Tommy White of Keenes and Michael White of Wayne City; brothers, Richie, Russell, Ralph and Randy White, all from Chicago; a sister, Deloris Brady of Wisconsin; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Masonic Service Service for Raymond E. White will be 7 p.m. Monday evening, May 19 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 Monday evening at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.


William Francis "Bill" Gaves

William Francis “Bill” Graves, 85, Omaha, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:52 p.m. at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was born on May 6, 1929 in Omaha, the son of Roy Roscoe and Ruth Elizabeth (Kuder) Graves.  Bill married Sandra Helms on November 22, 1968.  He was a teamster truck driver for thirty-eight years at the Rogers Cartage Company.  Also he attended Omaha General Baptist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge May Chapter #718 of Norris City and also was an Army veteran.    

Bill is survived by his wife, Sandra Graves of Omaha; three daughters, Christine and Dennis Meyer of South Chicago Heights, Gina and Shawn Breen of Omaha, Darla and Mike Sanchez of Wilmington; one sister, Sue Hannah of Virden; three brothers, James E. And Mary Lou Graves of Norris City, Charles E. And Donna Graves of Dyer, Ind., Roy E. And Billie Sue Graves of Eldorado; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Stacy, Monica, Mark, Keith, Mitchell, Presley, DeLaney. LexCee; and eleven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, James W. And Steve Graves; and one brother, John Robert Graves.  

Visitation for Bill will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. until service time at 5 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Omaha.  His life long friend Rev. Joe Patton will be officiating.  Masonic Rites by May Lodge will begin a 5 p.m. Memorials in Bill’s honor may be made to the Bethlehem Cemetery.  Internet condolences may be made at the website, www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com.


Lyman Greer

Lyman Greer, 88, of Carmi and formerly of Norris City passed away at 8:34 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born in Overland, MO the son of Lyman and Laura Madeline (Ryder) Greer. Lyman was a World War II Navy veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946. He taught math at N.C.O.E. High School and was a Baptist minister.

Lyman is survived by a sister-in-law, Phyllis Greer of Carbondale along with numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles E. Greer.

Graveside services for Lyman Greer, of Carmi and formerly of Norris City, will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Cemetery near Carmi with Joe Skaggs officiating. Military Rites will be given by Carmi VFW and American Legion. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.


Geraldine Frances Hedges

Geraldine Frances Hedges was born June 8th and went to be with Our Lord on May 17th, 2014.
She leaves behind 5 daughters and 1 son. Betty Gratz (lowell), Ida Klinger (Jack), Billie Cox (Mark), Ruth West (Les), Diane Wheatley, and Tom Thoma (Kathy). She also leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, many nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband Van Hedges, her parents Claude and Minnie McCaleb, 1 grandson, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
Burial will be on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Ebenezer Cemetery, Norris City. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi. On-line condolences may be left at www.stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.