James E. Taylor 87 of Enfield, passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born January 8, 1933 in Enfield, the son of Vernon W. and Edna (Wilson) Taylor. He married Inez McIntosh on June 1, 1958 and she preceded him in death on April 24, 2019.
Imalee “Verna” Robbins, 86, of Grayville, Illinois, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. She was born August 31, 1933, in Grayville, the daughter of Jessie and Lillian (Weller) Rudisill. She was married to Jesse Ray Robbins on September 21, 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1993.
Robert E. "Bob" Wilson, 89, of Carmi passed away at 2:21p.m., Monday April 27, 2020 at Wabash Christian Village. He was born in Norris City on July 27, 1930 the son of Raleigh Chester and Julia Fern (McMurty) Wilson. Bob married Rose Lee Carter on January 4, 1954. He started working for the City of Carmi as a Street Sweeper and later became Assistant Manager of the Street Department. Bob enjoyed horseback riding for over 50 years. Some of his favorite places to ride were at Shawnee National Forest and various places in Tennessee and Missouri.
Pearl Douthitt, 78, of Carmi, passed away on April 22, 2020 in Evansville, IN. She was born on October 5, 1941 in St. Joseph, KY, the daughter of Steven and Nezzie (Keown) Dant. She married Donald M. Douthitt, Sr. on July 16, 1959 in Concord and he preceded her in death on March 27, 2003.
Noel Gene Duckworth, 81, of Enfield passed away at 7:55 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. He was born in Mill Shoals, IL on January 30, 1939 the son of Paul Anderson and Mary Helen (Parks) Duckworth. He married Carolyn Sue Vaupel on October 18, 1958 and she preceded him in death on February 9, 2014. Noel retired after 34 years from Pattiki Coal Mine. He attended Ashland Christian Church and was an active member of the Enfield Masoic Lodge where he served as Past Master twice. He was also a 32 degree mason and member of the Scottish Rite.
Keith Corbett, 69, of Norris City, passed away at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2020 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. He was born on August 30, 1950 in West Newton, PA the son of James Kotrowicz and Mildred Elizabeth (Hepple) Corbett. Keith retired after 29 years from Trellborg Molded Rubber. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed birds and his cat, Spunkie.
David R. Veatch 62 of Enfield, passed away Tuesday April 14, 2020 at his home. He was born November 5, 1957 in Carmi, the son of Harry A. and Myrtle (Williams) Veatch. He is married to Melissa Browning.
Shirley Faye Puckett, 76, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, April 13, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She was born January 12, 1944 in Shawneetown, Illinois, and married James H. Puckett in 1978. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2008.
William Mark Thompson, 60, of Carmi passed away at 3:55 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Hammond, IN on May 17, 1959 the son of Kenneth and Myrtle (Varner) Thompson. Mark married Lois Malzac on February 14, 1988 and she preceded him in death on September 24, 2017. He was a retired Lineman for the City of Carmi and a member of Concord United Methodist Church.
Clyde Dale Henderson, 85, of Omaha, Illinois, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the Linda E. White Hospice in Evansville, Indiana. Clyde was born on February 2, 1935 in Thackery, the son of the late Robert Andrew and Iduna Mae (Ledford) Henderson. On October 4, 1958 in Omaha, he married the former Virginia Gail Sauls who survives. He retired as a fuel construction supervisor at SOHIO. Also Clyde was an Army veteran and attended the Norris City First Baptist Church.