Robert C. "Bob" Goodson, 68, of Fairfield, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 23, 2022. He was born in East Moline, IL on June 7, 1954 the son of Katherine Goodson. Bob married Judith A. "Judy" Baker on April 21, 1978 and she preceded him in death on September 27, 2019. He kept busy as he was always on the road as he owned and operated his own semi truck. But, when he was home he loved spending time with his family and reading.
Floetta Joyce Meritt, 85, of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, July 22, 2022, at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. She was born June 24, 1937, in Cowling, Illinois, the daughter of Woodrow “Woody” Funkhouser and Gertrude (Nolan) Funkhouser. She was married to Harold Glen Meritt on August 20, 1955, and he preceded her in death on October 12, 2010.
Gerald "Bussie" Wayne May, 80, of Carmi, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born on March 8, 1942, the son of Roy T. and Opal Marie (Hoskins) May. Gerald married AnnaBelle Stover on February 8, 1968, and she survives. He worked for Chrysler Motor Company for 28 years. Gerald was a member of Crossville Church of Christ in Crossville, Illinois. He was an avid Cardinals baseball fan, and enjoyed working with his brother repairing mowers, watching tv, and driving to Norris City to visit with friends.
Eleanor Jo (Taylor) Rankin, 81, of Carmi, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at her home. She was born on December 26, 1940, in rural Mill Shoals, Illinois, the daughter of Ivan and Lucy (Files) Taylor. Jo married Charles Rankin on June 23, 1962, and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Age 77 and a resident of McLeansboro, IL, passed away at his residence
on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
Virginia Lee (Williams) Endicott, 97, of Carmi, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Carmi Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with her loving husband by her side. She was born on April 6, 1925, in Cowling, IL, the daughter of James Glenn and Johanna (Schoeman) Williams. Virginia spent her school years in Grayville, IL, after graduating High School she worked in the local telephone office and later attended Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville, IN. From there she went on to Murray State in Murray, KY where she was crowned “Miss Murray State” and later met her future husband. On March 28, 1947, she married James Robert Endicott at in Murray, KY Together they shared over 75 years of marriage spending time with each other and family, working, traveling, serving their community and enjoying life.
Gregory Wayne Vaupel Age: 66 years of age
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 3:26 P.M., Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at St.Louis University
Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Morris Edward Simpson, 93, of Norris City, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. He was born on November 27, 1928, the son of Ernest Simpson. Morris married Alma Loretta Collins and she preceded him in death. Morris proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a truck driver and worked For F.S. Morris enjoyed caring for and riding horses with his wife and family.
Andrew "Drew" Leon McCauley III, 36, of Carmi, passed away on July 8, 2022. He was born on October 2, 1985, the son of Andrew Leon McCauley Jr. and Mary Jane (Nixon) . Andrew worked as a painter at Dan's Painting. He enjoyed working on bicycles, playing guitar and also enjoyed playing basketball and football in in school.
Susa Lee (Robertson) Moore, age 87, of Macedonia, passed away peacefully at 8:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2022, in the care of her daughter, Glenda Bond, in Anna-Jonesboro, Illinois.