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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.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmi Senior Citizens Center or Wabash Christian Retirement Center.

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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

     Phyllis A. Miclette, 75, of Dixon, KY formerly of Carmi, IL passed away at 4:15 a.m., Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Lucy Smith Care Center in Henderson, KY.  She was born September 28, 1939 in Hartford, CT the daughter of Wilfred and Mary (Milton) Schofield.  Phyllis married Roger J. Miclette on April 16, 1962 and he preceded her in death on September 20, 2004.  She was a homemaker and member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Carmi.  
    Phyllis is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Jimmy King of Carmi, IL and Carlene and William McKinley of Dixon, KY; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Marcia Smith of Dixon, KY and Donald and Darla Miclette of St. Charles, MO; a sister, Beverly Forand of Hebron, CT; a brother, Leslie Schofield of Tolland, CT; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Scott Miclette and a sister, Ethel Therrien.
     Funeral Services for Phyllis A. Miclette, 75, of Dixon, KY formerly of Carmi, IL  are at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Juineta Joy Churchwell

     Juineta Joy Churchwell, 85, of Carmi passed away at 6:46 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield.  She was born September 25, 1929 in Broughton, IL the daughter of William Otto and Eva Mae (Harwood) Wilson.  Joy married George Thomas Churchwell in 1948.  She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Auxillary.
     Joy is survived by her husband of 66 years, Tommy; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Keith McCarty of Evansville, IN; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Father Stephen Churchwell of Atlanta, GA, Doug and Sharon Churchwell of Schererville, IN, Brad and Carrie Churchwell of Kaukauna, WI and George T. "Tommy" and Melissa Churchwell, Jr. of Carmi; and six grandchildren, Jeffrey Attebury, Amanda and Alexa Churchwell, Abigail Churchwell and Blake and Eric Churchwell.  She was preceded in death by twin daughter and son, Beverly and Michael Churchwell; two sisters, Wanda Griswold and Ruby Ann Aud and a brother, Claudus Wilson.
     Funeral Services for Juineta Joy Churchwell, 85, of Carmi will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Sue Bulla Adkins

            Sue Bulla Adkins, 64 of Mt. Vernon, IN died Thursday November 20, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Evansville. She was born January 15, 1950 in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of James William and Susan (Crowe) Bulla.
            Survived by 3 daughters, Angela (Jack) Hansen of Mt. Vernon, Marcey Nobles of Carmi and Rachel Schneider-Hamm of Jasper; 2 brothers, James (Sharon) Bulla of Cynthiana and Jerry and Carol Bulla of Mt. Vernon; 1 sister, Brenda (Alfred) Goff of Mt. Vernon; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
            Memorial services will be  held at 2 p.m. on Monday November 24, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.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.

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Percy Dobbs

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.


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 


Kathleen Hoy

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.

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John W. Brown

John W. Brown, 79, of Enfield passed away at 3:54 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2014 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born October 2, 1935 in Maunie, IL the son of Harry and Iona (Wooten) Brown. John was a long time teacher at Booth School in Enfield. He was a member of the White County Retired Teachers Association and of the Methodist faith. He was an Army Veteran.

     John is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda Gail and Carl Larson of Louisville, KY; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Kathy Brown of Carmi and Charles Jerry and Sara Brown of Huntsville, AL; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James R. and Robert Gene Brown.

     Funeral Services for John W. Brown, 79, of Enfield, will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in the Big Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday after 1:00 p.m.

Bobby E. Polston

Bobby E. Polston, 82, of Grayville, Illinois, went home to his Heavenly Father at the home of his daughter, Barbara Murrell, in Parkersburg, Illinois, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  He was born June 5, 1932, in Newport, Arkansas, the son of Arlie and Lucy (Street) Polston.

He was a devoted Christian and bible scholar who cherished his family and friends.  He served in the Navy during the Korean War.  Among his pastimes were fishing and coon hunting in the fresh air of “the bottoms” and watching sporting events – especially baseball, basketball and football.

Survivors include sons Daniel “Woody” Polston of East Peoria, Illinois, Robert Polston of Columbus, Illinois, Larry “Red” Polston of Lowpoint, Illinois; daughter Barbara (Willie) Murrell of Parkersburg, Illinois; brothers Ronnie (Fran) Polston of Runge, Texas, Dennis (Annette) Polston; sisters Arlene (Ray) Brown of Beebe, Arkansas, Linda Cotrell of Peoria, Illinois, Tommie (Bill) Fore, Janet Weaver all of Washington, Illinois, Marva (Aubrey) Herring of Branson, Missouri, Sharon (Richard) Majors of Morton, Illinois, Shirley (Hunter) Triebel of Peoria; grandchildren Tiffany (Ron) Cowles, Amber (Willie) Williams, Joey (Amanda) Polston, Lacey (Shawn) Siebert, Jesse Polston, Ben (Jackie) Polston, Ryan Murrell, Shyla Polston, Tanner Polston; and nine great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Lucy Polston; brothers Jimmy and Connie Polston; and grandson Jeffrey S. Murrell.

In keeping with Bobby’s wishes, his remains were cremated.  A memorial service will be at 7 pm, Monday, November 17, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  A visitation will also be 5-7 pm, Monday at Cook Funeral Chapel.  Following the memorial service, military rites will be conducted on the parking lot of Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the Grayville Senior Citizens Center or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 800 E. Locust St., Olney, IL 62450.

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Lonnie Trout

     Lonnie Trout, 81, of Carmi, passed away at 9:29 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was born October 18, 1933 in Maunie, IL, the son of Alonzo Murdoch and Clara Mae (Swafford) Trout.  Lonnie was a purchasing manager for Chevron Oil Company and a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War.  He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and Carmi American Legion Post #224.

    Lonnie is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen E. and Elaine Trout of Los Alamos, NM and Stanley T. and Julie Trout of Tulsa, OK; constant companion and caregiver, Dona Trout of Carmi;  a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Walter Belangee of Mt. Carmel;  a son-in-law, Bill Neubauer of Houston, TX; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Donnita Trout of Bourbonnais, IL, Jerry and Diane Trout of Rupert, WV and Wesley and Debbie Trout of Crossville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Rae Trout;  two sisters, Mayme Wooten and Betty Lingafelter;  four brothers, Herschel, Willard, Delbert and Lee Trout; and his ex-wife, Ellen Raglin Trout.


     Funeral services for Lonnie Trout, 81, of Carmi, will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Revs. Steve Trout and Bob McKelvey officiating.  Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi with Military rites by Carmi VFW and American Legion.  Friends may call on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 


Nova Lee "Sherry" Blake

     Nova Lee "Sherry" Blake, 51, of Carmi passed at 10:55 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.  She was born June 16, 1963 in Livingston, TN the daughter of Jerry and Lucille (Harvey) Martin.  Sherry married Floyd Blake on April 8, 1982. She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, aunt, sister and friend.  Sherry was always the life of the party and had a smile that would light up a room. Sherry and Floyd had the love of a lifetime and were truly soul mates from the time they met until the very end.  She will be deeply missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her.  Her greatest rewards in life were her kids and grandbabies.
     Sherry is survived by her husband of 32 years, Floyd of Carmi; her mother, Lucille Nevins of Livingston, TN; her four children, Amanda Blake and companion Virgil Graham, Lucy Dunham and husband Stephen and Mark Blake all of Carmi and Michael Blake and his wife Felicia of Grayville; three sisters, Elaine Garcia and Darla Martin both of Livingston, TN and Rita Martin of Illinois; five brothers, Roger Riley of Cookeville, TN, Ron Riley of Nashville, TN, Timmy Martin of Illinois, Dickie Travelstead and Truck Travelstead both of Carmi; and nine grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Martin.
    Funeral Services for Nova Lee "Sherry" Blake, 51, of Carmi will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in Melrose Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Monday after 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Campbell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Daniel D. "Monte" Savage

Daniel D. “Monte” Savage, 57 of Carmi passed away Saturday November 8, 2014 at his home.

Arrangements are pending at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.

Roy Newton

Age:                    83

Residence:         McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:   11:15  A.M.  Saturday,  November 8, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial

                           Hospital in McLeansboro, IL                         

Visitation:         11:00 A.M., to 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at

                           Harre Funeral Home,  McLeansboro, IL              

Funeral:            1:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Harre

                           Funeral Home,   McLeansboro, IL.  Graveside Military Rites will be

                           conducted by The Jefferson County American Legion                             

Clergy:              Reverend Steve Shoultz and Reverend Robert Sefried  

Burial:                 Veteran’s Memorial  of  I.O.O.F  Cemetery, McLeansboro.

                   

Date of Birth:  September 6, 1931               Place of Birth:  Johnston City, IL

Father:   George Newton                             Mother:  Nellie (Alexander)  Newton

Marriage to:    Lela Mae McCullough on September 5, 1954 in Harrisburg, IL

Occupation:     Meat Cutter (Retired)                                                                                          

Church Affiliation:  Roy attended Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, McLeansboro.

Activities:  He loved to take walks with his wife and have coffee with “the guys” at  P.J.’s,

                   McDonald’s and the Dairy Queen.

Military Service:           Served in the U.S. Army during Korea.                   

Survivors:

Wife:         Lela Mae Newton of McLeansboro, IL

Daughter:   Linda Edwards and husband Randy of Mt. Vernon, IL

Grandsons:   Aaron Edwards  and wife Kelly of Effingham, IL

                      Adam Edwards of Aurora, IL

           

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Parents,  3 Brothers, Ralph of Ridgeway,  Raymond of

                                                    Harrisburg, Robert of Jacksonville, FL;  2 Sisters, Lorene

                                                    Grant, Eldorado and Naomi Carver of Eldorado.

 

MEMORIALS  TO:           HAMILTON  MEMORIAL  HOSPITAL  FOUNDATION AND WILL

                                              BE ACCEPTED AT HARRE  FUNERAL HOME.

  

HARRE  FUNERAL  HOME,   McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.   


Audrey L. Payne

   Audrey L. Payne, 73,, of Broughton and formerly of Norris City, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  She was born July 22, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Jarvis and Clara (Stiers) Gregory.  Audrey married Floyd Payne on June 30, 1963 and he preceded her in death October 31, 1987.  She was a former member and past president of the Norris City Lioness Club and enjoyed cooking, playing the accordion, cards and working puzzles.

     Audrey is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Steve McMahan of Norris City and Clara and Ray Barnes of Broughton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Tracy Payne of Norris City, Johnny and Rosetta Payne of Clarksburg, WV and Lloyd and Sheila Payne of Mt. Carmel; a step-son, Carl Payne of Griffith, IN; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Art and Mary Gregory of Columbus, OH and Gerald and Sue Gregory of Hammond, IN; and several nieces and nephews including a niece that she raised, Marcella Gomez of Alvardo, TX, 

     She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd, a step-daughter, Betty Carter, a granddaughter, Telena Gail McMahan; a sister, Marion Stone; and four brothers, Michael, Leroy, Gary and Junior Gregory.

     Funeral Services for Audrey L. Payne will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Tim Gholson officiating.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Wabash Christian Retirement Center, Memory Care Unit and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home. 


Elfrieda M. Gladu

Elfrieda Marie Stowe Gladu went home to the Lord on Sunday, November 2, 2014. She was born in Clifton, Illinois, on April 17, 1917, the daughter of Robert Earl and Laurena Christensen Heck. She was raised there and in Kankakee, Illinois, graduating from Kankakee High School in 1934. She married Arthur Marvin Stowe on May 12, 1935. They had four children together. Arthur died in 1950. Elfrieda raised her children and had nine grandchildren when she married Arthur W. Gladu on December 18, 1964. They eventually retired and moved to Carmi, Illinois, in 1980. Arthur died in 1983. She had worked at Bear Brand Hosiery in Kankakee and also as bookkeeper, greeter and secretary in a Finance Company there. Elfrieda was a typist and secretary at the U.S.Army Depot in Granite City, Illinois. She was an active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed line dancing, quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting and reading.
Elfrieda was preceeded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son, George Arthur Stowe; three brothers, LaVerne, Orville and Glen Heck; one sister, Ruth Heck; two grandsons, Douglas and David Whitman; and one great-grandson, Steven Reynolds. She is survived by her children: Jeraldine (Chuck) Whitman of St. Peters, Missouri; Joyce Garner of Carmi, Illinois; Larry (Valerie) Stowe of Benbrook, Texas; and Sharon (Ron) McRoy of Eldorado, Illinois. Elfrieda was blessed with nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. A visitation will be held beginning an hour prior to the service at the church.  Elfrieda's wishes were to be cremated and placed next to her children's father. Graveside services will be held at Mound Grove Cemetery in Kankakee, Illinos, on Monday, November 10, 2014, at 10:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The American Heart Association or to Emmanuel United Methodist Memorial Fund.
Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Troy J. Graham

Troy J. Graham, 46, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, Illinois.  He was born August 19, 1968, In Carmi, the son of Willard and Geneva (Sheckles) Graham.  He was married to Janet (Jenkins) Graham and she survives.

 

Troy was a farm worker and member of the Assembly of God Church in Carmi.  He enjoyed working on cars, playing all kinds of games, and pulling pranks on his family and friends.

 

Survivors include his mother, Geneva Graham of Monticello, Kentucky; wife Janet Graham; sons Jason and Dillion; daughters Ashley Graham and Tammy (Joe) Overlander; brothers Lawrence, Virgil, Willard (Candy), all of Carmi, and Sonny (Janet) of Benton, Illinois; sisters Arminda Graham of Monticello and Ella Mae Streans of Somerset, Kentucky; grandchildren Sean Trey, Jordan, Allie, Madeline, Devin and Jake; aunts Freda Mercer,  Arvia (Julius) James, Paula (Monty) Madonna all of Carmi and Regina (David) Holloman of Burkesville, Kentucky; uncles T.J. (Deb) Sheckles of Crossville, Illinois, and James Sheckles of Carmi.

 

He is preceded in death by his father, Willard Graham.

 

Visitation and funeral are Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm.  Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi.


Derek Ross Welch

Age:                    23

Residence:         McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:   Sunday,   October 26,  2014 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital

                           EvansvilleIN                                                 

Visitation:         5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at First

                           General Baptist ChurchMcLeansboro, IL         

Funeral:            3:00 P.M., Thursday,  October 30, 2014 at First General

                           Baptist Church,   McLeansboro, IL                            

Clergy:              Reverend Jason Moore

Burial:              Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,     McLeansboro, IL

                   

Date of Birth:            February 19, 1991         Place of Birth:  Mt. Vernon, IL

Father:                       David Curtis Welch      Mother:  Constance Elaine Jennings Welch                                                                                             

Church Affiliation:   Attended St. James Episcopal Church,  McLeansboro

Activities Loved to hunt, fish, ride horses and his “Harley”.  He enjoyed playing with

                    his nieces and nephews.

Occupation:    Welder                                          

Survivors:

Parents:   David and Connie Welch  -  McLeansboro, IL            

3  -Brothers:   Keith Welch & wife Savannah   -  McLeansboro, IL

                         Devan Welch & wife Misty  -  McLeansboro, IL

                         Jake  Welch & wife Sarah  -  McLeansboro, IL 

3 Nephews:     Kalden Ross Welch,  Jalen Welch,  Jace Welch

2 Nieces:          Tessa Welch & Kinsley Welch

God Son:         Boe Lee

Maternal Grandparents:   David and Doris Jennings -  Effingham, IL

Paternal Grandfather:   Charles Welch  -  McLeansboro, IL

Numerous  Aunts and Uncles

 

MEMORIALS  TO:    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and will be accepted

                                       at First General Baptist Church or Harre Funeral Home.

HARRE  FUNERAL  HOME,   McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.    


Anne Mary Swartz

Age:                        95

Residence:                     McLeansboro, Ilinois

Passed Away:       8:02 A.M., Sunday,  October 26, 2014 at McLeansboro Health

                               Care and Rehab Center,   McLeansboro, IL

Visitation:             6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday,  October 29, 2014 at Harre

                               Funeral Home,   McLeansboro, IL    Rosary Service is at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral:                10 A.M., Thursday,  October 30, 2014 at St. Clement’s Catholic

                               Church,  McLeansboro, IL

Clergy:                 Father Slawomir Ptak

Interment:           St. Clement’s Catholic Church Cemetery,  McLeansboro, IL 

         

Date of Birth:      June 8, 1919                             Place of Birth:  Eldorado, IL

Father:                 Joseph Papsun              Mother:  Mary Kandra

Occupation:         Homemaker  and Anne was also a secretary being employed by

                               Parke Davis Drug Co.

Marriage to:        Joseph T. Swartz  on June 19, 1948 in Nanticoke, PA.  Joseph

                               passed away on May 7, 2010.                 

Church Affiliation:    Member of St. Clement’s Catholic Church, McLeansboro

Survivors:

4-Daughters:  Teresa J. Mitchell & husband Tony -  McLeansboro

                            Patricia  Griffin & husband Dan  -  Leesburg, GA

                      Susan Horton & husband Dan – Carmi, IL

                      Jo Anne Dauby & husband Gary  -  Powder Springs, GA

1 Son:             Joseph Swartz & wife Susan  -  Jacksonville, FL

   

7 Grandchildren:   Paige & Ali Swartz, Robert Griffin, Jeffrey & Alex Dauby,

                                 Christa & Kyle Mitchell

2 Step Grandchildren:  Nathan Griffin & wife Deana

                                         Brent Griffin & wife Kelley

4 Step Great Grandchildren:  Maggie, Max, Gavin & Brantley Griffin

 

MEMORIALS  TO:     St. Clement’s Catholic Church Annex and will be accepted

                                at Harre Funeral Home,   McLeansboro.                        

Preceded in Death By:      Parents, Husband Joe, Brother Mike Papsun, Sisters

                                                   Mary Swartz and Mary Papsun

Memorials may be made to St. Clement's Catholic Church Annex & will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home McLeansboro

Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.


Emily Joyce Artin

Emily Joyce Artin, 89 of Carmi, passed away Sunday night October 26, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born January 22, 1925 in Posey County, IN the daughter of Horace and Dorothy (Webb) Hames. She married Harold W. Artin on June 4, 1960 and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1999.

Emily Joyce retired from General Telephone after 35 years working as an operator. She had also worked on the LST's at the Evansville Shipyard. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
She is survived by 1 sister, Ruth Ann (Jim) Hames Grebe of Arnold, MO; 1 brother, Samuel Edward Grimes of Zepher Hills, FL; niece and nephew, Jeff and Jody Crocker and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery at New Harmony, IN. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. Memorials are suggested to the Southern Illinois Hospice or Pets at Risk. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Charles A. Schilling

Charles A. Schilling, a resident of Dahlgren, IL passed away at 12:45 A.M. Saturday, October 25th at the Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, IL.

He was born May 21st 1931 to Charles L. & Matilda (Thom) Schilling.

He was a retired farmer, a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church.  Charles loved dancing.

He was preceded in death by both parents; 1 brother, Leroy Schilling; and 2 sisters:  Irma Karcher, and Shirley Ewald.

Survivors include:  1 sister, Dorothy Glatz of Belleville, IL; a brother-in-law, Jack Karcher of Peoria, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. Tuesday until the service time at the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Dahlgren, IL.

Memorials may be made to the St. John Cemetery Fund, and will be accepted at the church.

Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of the arrangements.


MaryLou Austin

MaryLou Austin, age 86, a resident of Bluford, Illinois passed away at 11:20 A.M. Tuesday, October 14th at the Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, IL.

She was born on March 20th, 1928 to Curtis & Mary Nancy (Collins) Tyler.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Orville Austin; two sons:  Ronald (wife Phyllis) Austin of Bluford, IL; and Terry (wife Susan) Austin of Fairfield, IL; one daughter: Roxanna Staton of Wayne City, IL; and one brother:  Jim Tyler of Salt Lake City, UT.

She was preceded in death by both parents, one brother, and one son-in-law.

There will be a private family funeral service for MaryLou Austin.  Burial will be at the Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, IL.


Jackie Carlton Campbell

Age:                  76

Residence:        McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:   7:45 A.M., Wednesday,  October 22, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial

                           Hospital,   McLeansboro, IL                                                 

Visitation:         6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Saturday,  October 25, 2014 at  Harre Funeral

                           Home,  McLeansboro, IL               

Funeral:           1:00 P.M., Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home                       

Clergy:              Rev.  Robert Sefried and Rev. Eric Ragan

Burial:               I. O. O. F.  Cemetery,  McLeansboro, IL

 

Date of Birth:     July 26, 1938           Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL

 Father:             Paul Campbell           Mother: Aileen ( Martin) Campbell              

Church Affiliation:   Jack was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, McLeansboro

Activities:  Jack graduated from McLeansboro Township High School,  Rend Lake Junior

                   College and also attended Southern Illinois University of Carbondale.  He

                   Sincerely LOVED  attending the Foxes basketball games.      

Survivors:  Daughter:  Jacqueline Hughes of Springfield, IL

Sister:   Paula Mason (husband Jim) of McLeansboro

Granddaughter:    Lillian Barnes of Springfield, IL

Nephews:   Trent Mason – McLeansboro

                    Trey Mason (wife Jessica) – Carmi, IL

                    Marty Beck – McLeansboro

                    Marilee Beck -  St. Louis, MO

                   Mark Beck (wife Carmen) – McLeansboro, IL

Nieces:       Celeste Hill – Chicago, IL

                   Jean Spruell (husband Joe) -  McLeansboro, IL

Great Nephew:  Paul Spruell – Cedar City, Utah

Great Niece:    Ellen Gibbs  ( husband Larry)  -  McLeansboro, IL

                          Saylor Mason of Carmi, IL

Great Great Nephew:   Cory Skelton ( wife Emily) -  McLeansboro, IL

1 Sister-in-Law:   Delores Campbell of Mt. Vernon, IL

MEMORIALS  TO:  Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center, McLeansboro

          and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home                                

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY  :    Parents,  Sisters Sharron Beck & Bettie Hill;

         Brother William M. Campbell,  niece Mary Jo Beck & nephew Kyle Beck.  

HARRE  FUNERAL  HOME,  McLeansboro  is in charge of arrangements.


Charles Jr. Chambliss

Charles Jr. Chambliss, age 87, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at 2:40 P.M. Thursday, October 23rd at his home.

He was born March 22, 1927 to Sam & Bertha (Kind) Chambliss.

Mr. Chambliss was a retired welder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Mary K. Chambliss of Wayne City, IL; a son, Charles Allen Chambliss of Wayne City, IL; and a brother, Leuty Chambliss of Bluford, IL.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 26th at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL.

Funeral services for Charles Jr. Chambliss will be at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 27th at the Archie L. Sanders Memorial Chapel in Wayne City, IL.