Robert D. Upton, 71, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, June 21, 2021, at his home. He was born July 12, 1949, In Carmi, the son of John and Doris (Hoy) Upton. He was married to Karen (Aud) Upton in 1983, and she survives.
David Allen Vessels, 63, of Maunie passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Evansville, IN on March 21, 1958 the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Clifford Vessels. David worked for close to 40 years helping on the farm of Buck and Berniece Bingman. He later worked part time for the Emma Township Road Commissioner. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Eleanor Rose Poore, 80, of Carmi, Illinois, died Friday, June 18, 2021, at her home. She was born October 14, 1940, in Enfield, Illinois, the daughter of Grant and Hattie (Hutchison) Little. She was married to Harold “Peanuts” Poore, also affectionately known as “coach”, and he survives.
David Lee Thomas, 59, of McLeansboro, Illinois passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, IN.
Wanda Jean Robinson, 87, of Carmi, passed away on June 18, 2021, at Enfield Healthcare in Enfield, Illinois. She was born on July 27, 1933, the daughter of Leonard and Ruby (Reed) Fulton. She married Huey Robinson on July 21, 1951 and he preceded her in death on February 23, 2007. Wanda worked in interior decorating with her sister and later became the Pastor at Full Gospel Deliverance Church in Carmi, Illinois. She enjoyed quilting with her quilting group and spending time with loved ones.
Pattie Davene McDonald, 77, of Carmi, passed away on June 17, 2021 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. She was born on September 14, 1943, the daughter of Howard David Attebury and Mary Ethel McDonald. Davene worked as a beautician with Mary Beth Pollard for many years. She attended Maunie United Methodist Church.
James Thomas Gaines of Carmi, Illinois, was born on July 7, 1949, and died with his family by his side on June 12, 2021. He was the son of James Robert Gaines and Della Imogene (Gram) Gaines.
Robert F. "Bob" Jarman, Jr., 64, of Norris City passed away at 1:49 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, IL. He was born in Lansing, MI on February 22, 1957 the son of Robert F. and Janyce Iva (Meacham) Jarman. Bob married Carolyn Wilson in Shawneetown, IL on June 12, 1982. He worked in the oilfield industry for B&B Tank Truck Services. Bob enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Thelma Jean (Hart) Neel, 88, of Evansville, IN and Eddyville KY, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.
Leah Murphy, 106, of Dahlgren, IL passed away on June 15, 2021 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL.
She was born on May 10, 1915 in rural Dahlgren to Elmer & Lina (Brim) Scrivner. On June 26, 1937, at her parents’ home in Dahlgren, she married Ray Murphy Sr., who preceded her in death in 1994.