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Betty Jane Bowles

Betty Jane Bowles, 84, of Enfield, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village. She was born in Norris City on March 26, 1934 the daughter of William Dexter and Nellie (Bryant) Aud. Betty married Kelly James “Mack” Bowles, Sr. on February 12, 1955 and he preceded her in death…Read more…

Anita Kay Brown

Anita Kay Brown, 59, of Carmi, passed away at 2:25 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. She was born in Carmi, IL on March 12, 1959 the daughter of James R. and Dorothy Marie (Brooks) Brown. She was a 1977 graduate of Carmi Community High School. Anita had…Read more…

Danny J. Smith

Danny J. Smith, 66, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his home in Carrier Mills, Illinois. He was born February 1, 1953 in Mt. Vernon, IL to Guy T. and Betty (Miller) Smith.  In life Danny worked as a tire builder at General Tire Co. in Mt. Vernon. Danny is survived by his wife,…Read more…

Edith Neal

Edith Neal, 96, of Carmi, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. She was born March 3, 1922 in Tulsa, OK, the daughter of Frank and Pearl (Hall) Foster.  She married John M. Neal in 1955 and he preceded her in death on July 10, 1984.  Edith worked as a…Read more…

Peggy S. Newman

Peggy S. Newman, 62 of Carmi, passed away Sunday morning March 3, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village. She was born April 26, 1956 in Ft. Wayne, IN the daughter of Cluster and Edith Moss. She married Donnie G. Newman Sr., and he preceded her in death on October 11, 2016. Peggy had worked as a…Read more…

Mary Jane Morgan

Mary Jane Morgan went to be with her Lord on February 11, 2019.  She was born October 10, 1943 to Radford and Ruby(Blaylock) Sullivan in Carmi, Illinois. She spent most of her life in Carmi, surrounded by family and friends, cherishing the years she taught little ones in Sunday Schooland her work at the Baptist…Read more…

Ronnie K. “Pete” Shepard

    Ronnie K. “Pete” Shepard, 52, of Carmi, passed away at 6:33 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Carmi, IL, on June 21, 1966 the son of Roy Lee and Thelma Pauline (Yates) Shepard. Ronnie married Janice Knight on September 29, 2018. Ronnie graduated from Carmi High School in…Read more…

Samuel N. Hosman

Samuel N. Hosman, 84, of Grayville, Illinois, died Thursday, February 28, 2019, at his home. He was born September 15, 1934, in Union County, Kentucky, the son of Bernard and Geraldine (Yates) Hosman. He was married to Lucy Mae (Debose) Hosman and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2006. He was a retired…Read more…

Laura Imogene Schubnell

  Laura Imogene Schubnell, 84, of Carmi, passed away at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville. She was born in Norris City, IL on January 14, 1935 the daughter of Earl and Ruth (MacMahan) Trusty. Laura married William Russell Schubnell in December 1966 and he preceded…Read more…

Corey Joseph Damery

Corey Joseph Damery, 48, formerly of Springerton, Illinois, died Thursday, February 28, 2019, at his home in Marissa, Illinois. He was born September 16, 1970, in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Marilyn “Midge” (White) Damery. Corey was a coal miner and worked at Prairie State Coal Company near Marissa, Illinois. He had a…Read more…

Rita Knight

    Rita G. Knight, 68, of Norris City, passed away at 12:56 p.m., Wednesday, February, 27, 2019 at Carmi Manor. She was born in Shawneetown, IL on May 11, 1950 the daughter of James Robert and Venita (Millikan) O’Neal. Rita was a 1968 graduate of NCO High School. She worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center…Read more…

Elvis Ray Murphy Jr.

Elvis Ray Murphy Jr., 70, a resident of Dahlgren, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the home of his sister in Dahlgren, IL. He was born in Dahlgren, IL on July 18, 1948 to Elvis Ray and Leah (Scrivner) Murphy Sr.  A farmer by trade, Elvis also worked at Bennett Metal as a…Read more…

Joseph Frank “Joe” Wellen

Joseph Frank “Joe” Wellen, 78, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his home in Belle Prairie, Illinois. He was born in Hamilton County, IL on August 18, 1940 to Henry and Mary C. (Wilhelm) Wellen.  Joe worked as a farm hand and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Joe is…Read more…

Ruth Crawford

Ruth Crawford, 96, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, February 24, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana. She was born October 23, 1922, in East St. Louis, Illinois, the daughter of Oscar and Emma Fritz. She married Karlyn Crawford on October 18, 1940, and he preceded her in death on August 11, 2003.…Read more…

Richard Travis

    Richard Travis, 88, of Norris City, formerly of Centralia, passed away at 3:07 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Eldorado, IL on August 9, 1930 the son of Sedric and Jenny Jewell “Pat” (Patton) Travis. Richard married Patricia Lavonne Douglas on July 12, 1957 and she preceded…Read more…