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Valerie Anne (Heil) Carter
Patsy Coke, 60, of Carmi passed away at 2:43 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born April 8, 1954 in Fairfield, IL the daughter of Luther and Annie Lucille (Brown) Vines. Patsy married Thomas Lee "Tommy" Coke, Jr. on February 27, 1976. She was a bus driver for the Carmi White County School District and a member of New Beginning Church of God.
Pasty is survived by her husband of 38 years, Tommy; her mother, Annie Vines of Carmi; a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Tom Kemp of Aurora, IL; two grandchildren, Toby and Ollie Kemp; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Phillip and Sue Vines of Carmi, George and Linda Vines of Norris City and Donald Vines of Mt. Vernon, IN; a special niece, Alexis Schneider and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Virginia "Ginger" Sanders.
Graveside funeral services and burial for Patsy Coke, 60, of Carmi will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Charles David Gibbs
Charles David Gibbs, 58, of Evansville, Ind., died Sunday December 14, 2014. Charles born October 31, 1956 in Evansville to James and Mabel (Randolph) Gibbs. He married the love of his life, Katrina Sue (Jones) on May 5, 2001 and she survives. Also surviving are his brothers, Robert Gibbs (Bonnie) and James Gibbs; mother-in-law, Anna Jones of Carmi; other in laws, Arrinda Smith (Mark), Jan Sisson (Bob), Angela Bohleber (Michael), James Inman (Martha) and Tammy Jones and numerous nieces and nephews, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding him to heaven were his parents; a sister, Ruth Elizabeth Gibbs; father-in-law, Elmo Jones; brother-in-law, Hughie Jones; sister-in-law, Connie Kaye Gibbs. Memorial contributions may be made to the River City Clowns, 9951 S. 250 W., Fort Branch, Indiana 47648. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2014, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 617 Bellemeade Ave., Evansville, Indiana. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014, with a Rosary service at 7 p.m., at Miller & Miller Colonial Chapel, 100 E. Columbia St., Evansville, Indiana. Additional visitation will be 10 a.m. to Mass time Friday at the church. Sympathy wishes may be made at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.
Charles "Chod" Welch
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 3:05 A.M. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro
Visitation: 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro
Funeral: The Family will proceed to Garden of Memories Cemetery, Carmi, IL where the Graveside Service will be conducted Wednesday, December 17.
Clergy: Reverend Larry Woodrow
Burial: Garden of Memories Cemetery, Carmi, IL
Date of Birth: July 20, 1938 Place of Birth: Carmi, IL
Father: Don Welch Mother: Mary Shepard
Marriage To: Carolyn Sue (Upton) Oct. 12, 1957 and she preceded him in death on January 26, 2013
Church Affiliation: First United Methodist Church, Carmi, IL
Activities: Loved visiting with grandkids, playing golf and boating
2 – Sons: David and Connie Welch - McLeansboro, IL
Greg Welch - McLeansboro
3 - Grandsons: Keith Welch & wife Savannah - McLeansboro, IL
Devan Welch & wife Misty - McLeansboro, IL
Jake Welch & wife Sarah - McLeansboro, IL
5- Great Grandchildren
2 - Brothers: Don Welch - McLeansboro, IL
Artie Welch - Enfield, IL
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, Wife Sue Welch, Brother “Bud”, Sister Rita Pfister, Grandson Ross Welch
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.
Robert William Warden, Jr
Robert William Warden, Jr., 80, of Crossville, Illinois, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home. He was born December 24, 1933 in Salem, Illinois, the son of Robert William Warden and Sylvia (Boyles) Warden. His wife of 53 years, Jenny (Skaggs) Warden, survives.
Robert was a heavy equipment mechanic and Crossville business owner for more than forty years. A United States Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was devoted to his country and was a passionate advocate for military members. A man of great faith, he went to his eternal reward surrounded by his family, who he loved above all else. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, following current events, watching John Wayne movies, listening to music, and most of all studying the Bible.
Survivors include his wife Jenny Warden of Crossville; daughters Becky (Chuck) Conner of Crossville; Rachel (David) Anderson of Connersville, Indiana, Robin (Iann) Mick of Crossville, and Rena (James) Leisure, of Nashville, Tennessee; sister Anna Mae Rose of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law Cherie (Doug) Garrette; grandchildren Whitney (Mark) Pearce, Cassie Mick, Tabby Mick, David Conner, and Jena Leisure; great grandchildren Maggie Pearce, Liam Pearce, and Conner Pearce; nieces Jennifer (Adam) Lisy, Kimbrell (Ryan) Rakestraw, Kathi Robinson, Vicki Cantrell, Debbie Ryan, Patti Shaffer, Shirley Fenton, and Tammy Spencer; nephews Wesley Rose, Steve Rose, and Mike Ryan; five great nieces and eight great nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Jean Ryan.
Visitation and funeral are on Saturday, December 20 at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Visitation is at 10 a.m. with the funeral following at 11 a.m. Burial with military rites will be in Stokes Cemetery near Crossville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Addus Health Care.
Condolences can be left at Cookfuneralchapel.com.
Keith Rankin, age 57, a former resident of McLeansboro, passed away on Wednesday December 10th, 2014 at his home in Spotsville, KY.
Keith enjoyed flying model airplanes, and was a member of the Henderson Flying Club and the Bluegrass flying club. He also loved to go fishing.
Survivors include: Both parents: Naomi Ruth Carr & Everett Deon Carr, one son: Kyle (wife Danielle) Rankin of Carmi, IL; one brother: Bryce D. Carr of McLeansboro, IL; one sister: Kimberly (husband Larry) Pretz of Harrisburg, IL; two grandchildren: Kadence Rankin and Jolene Rankin; and close friend Penny Russelburg.
Funeral services for Keith Rankin will be held Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.
Burial will be at the Springer Cemetery near Blairsville, IL.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. Sunday, December 14th until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.
Misty Lee (James) Wadsworth
Charles Ray Pritchett
Charles Ray Pritchett, 88, of Grayville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 2:45 am. This was the end of a courageous journey, battling heart problems for 28 years, a health burden he carried with dignity and grace.
He was born in Grayville on July 12, 1926, to Lace and Leona (Knight) Pritchett. On June 9, 1951, he married Clara Gentry in the Christian Church at Sailor Springs, Illinois. Sixty three years of happiness were spent with each other.
He attended Grayville schools and upon his graduation in 1944, enlisted in the U.S. Army. After completing his basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, he, along with 3000 other soldiers, boarded a ship in San Francisco, California, for the South Pacific Ocean. His unit, (The Golden Cross), was stationed in the Philippine Islands, and then sent to Yokohama, Japan, soon after the atomic bomb was dropped. Arriving in Japan, they were dropped off by LST’s and waded ashore at midnight.
Several weeks later, he was put in charge of a Special Investigative Unit and immediately transferred to Tokyo, Japan. While there, his office was located across the street from General Douglas McArthur. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Master Sergeant at the age of 19. Upon receiving his discharge from the military, he enrolled in Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, from which he graduated with a degree in education just two days after his wedding.
His students were his delight. Charles was a “behind the scenes” man, providing clothes and spending money for needy students. The Griggsville, Illinois class of 1961, dedicated their yearbook to Charles and Clara. He was a member of the Grayville First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and the White County Retired Teachers Association.
In the mid 1960’s, Charles and a coach in a neighboring town in Iroquois County, Illinois, formed the “Twin County Conference”. It stressed academics and sportsmanship and became a role model for other conferences in Illinois. To Charles’ delight, the conference is still in existence.
After 15 years as a Junior High School Principal, he became a High School Principal in Gilman, Illinois. In 1981, Charles and Clara, also a High School teacher, retired and moved to Grayville. They are proud that they had 33 years of retirement together.
Charles is survived by his wife, Clara, of Grayville; son Brady of Tobinsport, Indiana; and daughter Penny Pritchett of Greenfield, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his parents Lace and Leona Pritchett, and stepfather Ben Millar.
Funeral service will be at noon on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Grayville. Visitation is also Saturday, beginning at 10:30 am. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Memorials may be made to the Grayville First United Methodist Church.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of all arrangements.
Donna Kay Newman
Donna Kay Newman, age 72, resident of Wayne City, Illinois passed away at 3:30 AM Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Good Samaritan Regional Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She was a home maker. Survivors include one son: Bill Joe (wife Karen) Newman of Wayne City; one daughter: Vonda Kay (husband Steve) Colclasure of Olney; one brother: Leroy Simpson of Wayne City; one brother-in-law: Morris Newman of Wayne City; 3 grandchildren: Aaron Newman, Shane Newman, and Sophia Colclasure; and two great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Donna Kay Newman will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Wayne City Baptist Church. Burial will be at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.
DEWAYNE LAUGHARD, AGE 58, A RESIDENT OF DALE, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 8:45 A.M. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014 AT HIS HOME. HE WAS RETIRED FROM GENERAL TIRE COMPANY IN MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS. SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO SONS: HEATH DEWAYNE (WIFE TRACY) LAUGHARD OF ELDORADO, AND MICHAEL KEITH (FIANCE JACLYN BRADDOCK) LAUGHARD OF SPRINGERTON; ONE DAUGHTER: LACI (HUSBAND BRANDON) WEBB OF MCLEANSBORO; ONE BROTHER: BOBBY LAUGHARD OF MCLEANSBORO, TWO SISTERS: NORMA LAUGHARD OF MCLEANSBORO, AND KATHY RITCHEY OF MCLEANSBORO; GRANDCHILDREN: ERYN LAUGHARD, KAIDEN LAUGHARD AND ONE ON THE WAY; AND SEVERAL NEICES AND NEPHEWS ALSO SURVIVE. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DEWAYNE LAUGHARD WILL BE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 AT 1:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO. BURIAL WILL BE AT BRUSH HARBOR CEMETERY NEAR MCLEANSBORO. VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY AT 11:00 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT 1:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.
James A. "Jim" Beam
Michael P. (Mike) Borne
MICHAEL P. (MIKE) BORNE, AGE 37, A RESIDENT OF HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 12:41 P.M. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014 IN THE HARRISBURG MEDICAL CENTER IN HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS. HE WAS A TRUCK DRIVER. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE, MARY ELISHA BORNE OF HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS; HIS MOTHER, PATRICIA KENDALL OF JOPLIN, MISSOURI; 2 UNCLES: JOSEPH (WIFE SAMANTHA) BORNE OF BROUGHTON, ILLINOIS AND DARIEN BORNE OF BIG BEND, CALIFORNIA; AN AUNT: DONNA (HUSBAND JIM) SHEPARD OF FT. JONES, CALIFORNIA; SPECIAL COUSINS: TABITHA (HUSBAND DAVE) BRINKLEY OF AUBURN, ILLINOIS, TRACY (HUSBAND HEATH) LAUGHARD OF ELDORADO, ILLINOIS AND CORY BORNE OF MARION, ILLINOIS. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MICHAEL P. (MIKE) BORNE WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 AT 1:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE GHOLSON CEMETERY AT BROUGHTON, ILLINOIS. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 11:00 A.M. THURSDAY AND UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT 1:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.
Norma Faye Holman
Norma Faye Holman, age 88, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at 6:30 P.M. Friday November 28th, 2014 at the Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
She was a member of the Community Christ Church in Fairfield, Illinois, she collected the Wayne-White electric bills for 24 years, and was the treasurer for the Wayne City Public Library many years ago. She also assisted her late husband in Holman Jewelry Store, in addition to being a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents Freelon and Effie Daniels, her husband Leo Holman, 5 sisters, and 1 brother.
Survivors include: two daughters; Connie (and husband Richard) Seidel of Altamont, Illinois, and Karen (and husband Alan) Goodman of Pooler, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 6th 2014 at the Archie L. Sanders Memorial Chapel in Wayne City, Illinois.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. Saturday until the time of service. Richardson Funeral Home of Wayne City, Illinois is in charge of all arrangements.
Ralph K. Winterheimer
RALPH K. WINTERHEIMER AGE 79 A RESIDENT OF ROUTE 3 MCLEANSBORO PASSED AWAY AT 7:01 A.M. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2014 AT HIS HOME.
HE WAS A RETIRED FARMER AND FEED SALESMAN. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE LINDA CAROL WINTERHEIMER OF MCLEANSBORO, 3 SONS: RONALD AND WIFE DIANA WINTERHEIMER OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS, RALPH TERENCE AND WIFE KAREN WINTERHEIMER OF HENRICO, VIRGINIA AND ROBIN ALAN WINTERHEIMER OF LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA, A BROTHER: CLIFFORD WINTERHEIMER OF BLAIRSVILLE INDIANA, A SISTER ELENOR HERRENBRUCK OF EVANSVILLE INDIANA, 2 GRANDCHILDREN: ELDON RYAN WINTERHEIMER OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS, AND VERONICA BERNICE AND HUSBAND MARK SANBERG OF INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA, AND 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 P M WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3 2014 AT THE CHRISTIAN CHAPEL CHURCH NEAR MCLEANSBORO, IL.
VISITATION WILL BE FROM 11 A M AND UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT THE CHRISTIAN CHAPEL CHURCH WITH GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME OF MCLEANSBORO IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE DONORS CHOICE AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE CHURCH OR AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.
Helen B. Gowdy
Helen B. Gowdy, 92, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born October 19, 1922, in Burnt Prairie Township, White County, Illinois, the daughter of John Robert and Lou Ella (May) Barbre. She married Eugene F. Gowdy in San Diego, California, on May 12, 1945, and he survives.
Helen was a devout Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Carmi. She was a member of the Christian Workers Sunday School Class, participated in Bethlehem Revisited, taught in the youth group program, taught nursery children for more than 20 years and was active in the Sewing Club and church Joy Group for more than 50 years. She worked as a beautician and at the Carmi Township Hospital with terminally ill patients. Helen was also a great baby sitter for family, friends and neighbors. Her love of Christ was demonstrated through her love of people.
Mrs. Gowdy is survived by her husband, Gene Gowdy of Carmi; two daughters, LaVonne (James) Norville of Huntsville, Alabama and Donna (Richard) Floyd of Norris City, Illinois; four grandchildren, Carla Arnold, Brent Floyd, Jeffrey Norville and Joseph Floyd; 10 great grandchildren, Carrie Arnold, Caleb Arnold, Chase Kramer, Noah Floyd, Peyton Floyd, Ethan Floyd, Tyler Floyd, Katie Floyd, Devin Walters and Jace Norville.
She is preceeded in death by her parents; two brothers, Arnold Barbre and Joe Barbre; four sisters, infant Amanda Lucille Barbre, Veda Sullivan, Vonda Boultinghouse, Dorothy Hargett; and granddaughter Marisa Floyd.
Visitation and funeral are Saturday, November 29th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 10 and funeral is at noon. Burial will be in White County Memorial Gardens near Carmi.
Memorials may be made to Carmi Senior Citizens or Wabash Christian Retirement Center.
FREEMAN JOHNSON AGE 72 A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 10:21 A.M. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26 2014 AT FERRELL HOSPITAL IN ELDORADO, ILLINOIS. HE WAS A RETIRED TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN FOR THE VERIZON COMPANY.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE 2 SONS: BRENT AND WIFE CAROL JOHNSON OF MCLEANSBORO, BRIAN JOHNSON OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS, 2 BROTHERS : LUTHER RAY ( RAZOR ) JOHNSON AND WIFE ELLA JOHNSON OF NORRIS CITY ILLINOIS AND JERRY ( GIG) WIFE KAY JOHNSON OF NORRIS CUTY ILLINOIS, 4 GRANDCHILDREN: Brandi and husband Curt Bowman of McLeansboro, Nathan and Brett Johnson, both of McLeansboro and Jason Dale, also of McLeansboro, Illinois AND 2 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: HAEDYN CHAPMAN AND BAYLEE BOWMAN.
GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FREEMAN JOHNSON WILL BE HELD AT 1:00 P M SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30TH, 2014 AT THE I O O F CEMETERY IN MCLEANSBORO. THOSE ATTENDING THE SERVICE ARE ASKED TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY.
THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ALL ARRANGEMENTS.
MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION OR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME.
Marilyn Grace Fulkerson
Marilyn Grace Fulkerson, 81, Carmi, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing. She was born October 16, 1933 in Maunie, the daughter of Vuel and Velma (Wilson) Murdach. On August 5, 1950, she married Charles W. Fulkerson who preceded her n death on June 15, 1990.
A lifelong resident of White County, Marilyn graduated from Carmi Township High School, married Charles, and together they raised two sons while being member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. Early in her working career she worked in the offices of Henry Fullop and the Carmi High School. She later became office manager of the AMF Tubescope oilfield office in Carmi. In addition, she obtained her real estate agent's license and worked in the offices of Elaine Boren Century 21 and Tom Hall Real Estate selling real estate throughout White County.
In 1989 she was elected Carmi's City Clerk and served three terms until 2001, a position she truly loved while serving the citizens of Carmi and alongside other city employees, local, and state officials. Marilyn also loved her dogs over the years including Curly, Muffin, Scooby, and Trixie and had a special place in her heart for all her grandchildren who brought happiness, love, and may cherished moments into her life.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Carson Lenere, and husband. She leaves behind two sons, Kent "Pete" (Kelly) Fulkerson and Rich (Jill) Fulkerson, four grandchildren, Rae Lynn, Heather, Rachel, and KaCee, seven great grandchildren, a brother Richard Murdach in South Carolina, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral Services for Marilyn Grace Fulkerson, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 28, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden. The family requests donations be made in Marilyn's name to Pets At Risk or Phoenix Rehab and Nursing and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Phyllis A. Miclette
Juineta Joy Churchwell
Kathleen Hoy, 59, of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She was born September 29, 1955, in Fairfield, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Betty (Anderson) Hosick. She was married to James Hoy, and he preceded her in death on October 13, 2011.
Kathleen was a homemaker and her top priorities were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include sons Brian (Colleen) Bell and Isiah Hoy; daughters Taunya (Bruce) Guthrie, Angie Koontz, Violet Hoy; step daughter Samantha Hoy, all of Grayville; brothers Bill Hosick of Jacksonville, Florida, Paul (Marion) Hosick of DeKalb, Illinois, James Hosick of Mt. Erie, Illinois; sisters Velma (Fred) Eckleberry of Mill Shoals, Illinois, Patricia (Bob) Paddock of McLeansboro, Illinois, Nicky (Bob) Titzer of Mill Shoals, Christal (Charlie) England of Mt. Vernon, Illinois;
Grandchildren Desirae Buckman, David Bell, Brett Guthrie, Logan (Justinn) Bell, Brody Guthrie, Mady Koontz, Tyler Bell, Jaleen Koons, Greyson Bergman, Brandon Raymond;
Great grandchildren Nevaeh Kissee, Rilee Reynolds, Myla Bell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Betty Hosick; husband James Hoy; and grandson Jason Lee Hoy.
Visitation and funeral are Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial will be in Bruce Chapel Cemetery near Carmi, Illinois.
Darlean (Carney) Garrett
Darlean (Carney) Garrett, 85, of Carmi, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born May 10, 1929 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Vernon and Lucile (Patrick) Carney. Darlean married Eugene Garrett on December 26, 1948 and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2002. She had attended Lindenwood College after high school and later worked as a teachers aide at Brownsville School along with being a longtime member of the Wabash Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Darlean is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Ron Raney of Carmi and Kristy and Robert Lindon of Naperville, IL; a sister and two brothers-in-law, Donna and Bill Kays of Carmi and Chet Burris; seven grandchildren, Kari Starks and husband, Stacy, Jason Pruitt and wife Jill, Tammy Raney, Melissa Dixon and husband, Jason, Shaina Lindon, Brent Lindon and wife, Heather and Andrea Reuland and husband, Matt; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Pat Burris; and a brother, Vernon Patrick Carney.
Funeral services for Darlean (Carney) Garrett, 85, of Carmi, will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Mike Buckman officiating. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Thursday after 9:00 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made in Darlean's memory to Brownsville School and will be accepted at Campbell
Percy Dobbs, 98, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois. He was born October 21, 1916 in Yellville, Arkansas, the son of Felix Floyd and Winnie Anne (Moreau) Dobbs. He was married to Marcella M. (Schaich) Dobbs and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2009.
Percy spent the early part of his life in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas while his father sought work in farming and the oilfield. Percy had attended twenty-three different schools by the time he graduated from high school in 1935 in Longview, Texas.
Going from job to job after high school, he finally followed his parents to Grayville in search of work in the oilfield. Not only did he find work but also met (on a blind date) and married Marcella Schaich on June 11, 1942.
Percy achieved the rank of 1st Sgt. in the U.S. Army during World War II. While overseas, he was stationed in France, Belgium, and Germany until he was discharged on December 31, 1945.
After the war, Percy worked at Bovaird Supply Company in Grayville until 1950. At that time, he and coworker, Fletcher Strong, started their own supply company. In 1963, Percy and Marcella became the sole owners of Central Supply Company. The oil business was more than a job to Percy; it was his passion. After sixty-four years of enduring and surviving the many ups and downs of the oil industry, Central Supply continues to be a vital and thriving business.
Gardening and playing golf were two of Percy's favorite past times. A highlight of the summer months was spending time in his garden every day after work. He took great pleasure sharing the produce with his friends. During the winter months, he and Marcella enjoyed time in Vero Beach, FL, where he made many friends on the golf course.
Percy took great joy spending time with his family. His church family at First Christian Church in Grayville meant much to him throughout the years, where he had served as elder, deacon, and Sunday School teacher. Percy never met a stranger and will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include daughters Marty (Bruce) McCall, Pam (Phillip) Fulford, all of Monticello, Florida; sister JoAnn Wizemann of Arroyo, California; grandchildren Sarah (Eric) Grajales, Beth McCall; step grandchildren Stephen Fulford, Stephanie Chance; great grandchildren Angela Zoe McCall-Freire, Arianna Marie Grajales; step great grandchildren Natalie Gault, Nina Gault, Esther Fulford, Gannett Fulford, Thomas Fulford and Jesse Fulford.
Visitation and funeral are Friday, November 21, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Grayville. Visitation is at noon and funeral is at 2 pm. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Memorials may be made to Wabash Christian Retirement Center or the Grayville First Christian Church.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements. Cookfuneralchapel.com.
Esther Mae Campbell
Esther Mae Campbell, 100, of Crossville, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois. She was born august 24, 1914, in Effingham, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Carrie (Wehrheim) Boos. She married Roy F. Campbell on August 24, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1993.
She graduated from Centralia Township High School in 1932, and continued her education at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, where she earned her degree in teaching. She taught school in Central City, Centralia and Crossville, Illinois.
Esther was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi, the White County Retired Teachers Association, and the Friendship 7 Unit of the H.C.E. (Home Extension).
She is survived by daughter Peggy S. Brown of Swansea, Illinois.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; and son in law Terry Brown.
Visitation and funeral are Monday, November 24th, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 9:30am and funeral is at 11 am. Burial will be at 3 pm in Elwood Cemetery in Centralia.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church or Wabash Christian Retirement Center.