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Rodney Dwaine Jones

It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. Rodney
Dwaine Jones, 51, passed away on July 27, 2015 at McLeansboro
hospital. He was a husband of Stacey Lynn Jones. They shared 33 years
of marriage together. Rod fell in love with Stacey in the 2nd grade.

Rod was born in Elgin, Illinois. He was the son of William Jones and
the late Betty Leverett. He was employed by Haley's as a welder.

Rod loved playing hot wheels cars with his grandson Jacoby. Rod will
be remembered for his ability to make people laugh and smile.

He is survived by his wife Stacey Jones, his son Justin (Courtney)
Jones, his grandson Jacoby, one brother Chuck (Pam) Jones of Eldorado,
three sisters Von Williams of Las Vegas, Sharon Jones of Dayton, Ohio,
and Sandy Jones of Omaha. Two special sister-in-laws Karen Ward and
Tammy Cleveland both of Norris City. Rod had several nieces and
nephews.

Funeral services will be held on July 31 at 12:00 pm at Campbell
Funeral Home in Norris City with burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The
visitation will be held from 10 until the time of service. In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to the Norris City or your local
American Legion and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Michael Eric Johnson

Michael Eric Johnson, age 64, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at 8:15 am on Monday, July 27th, 2015 at his home.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the First Christian Church of Wayne City, and was a laborer for the Western Wayne Co. Water District and also worked at Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon, IL.

He is survived by his wife Christalyn Johnson of Wayne City, two sons:  Jermany (wife Jennifer) Johnson of Labond, IL and Jacob (friend Beck) Johnson of Mt. Vernon, IL; three daughters: Hannah (husband Mal) Rogers of Mt. Vernon, IL; Sallie (husband Nate) Carter of Fairfield, IL; and Lacie Johnson of Wayne City.  Also surviving is a brother Eddie (wife Janet) Johnson of Wayne City, and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services for Michael Eric Johnson will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at the First Christian Church of Wayne City, IL with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29th at the church.

Burial will be at the Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and will be accepted at the church or at the Richardson Funeral Home, which is in charge of all the arrangements.


Sheila Bridgeman

Sheila Bridgeman, 51, of Louisville passed away July 21, 2015 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center with her family by her side. She was an immigration paralegal in the University Counsel at the University of Louisville.  She received her Masters in  English Literature and  a Masters in Commerce  both at the University of Madras in India.  Currently she was pursuing a Masters in Human Resources at the University of Louisville.  She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Sheila is survived by her husband of 16 years, Rodney Bridgeman; her parents, Victor Samuel and Mary Victor; her siblings Bennett (Meena) Victor, Sylvia (Chandrasekar) Chandrasekar, and Samson Victor; her nephew Joshua Victor and nieces Joannah Chandrasekar and Jesslyn Victor.  Sheila will also be missed by many family and friends, near and far. 
  
Friends and family are welcome to visit from 1-8 on Friday at the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd.  A second visitation will be on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 1pm until time of service at 2 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8305 Nottingham Parkway, Louisville, with interment at Resthaven Memorial Park. 

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church.


Kenneth Ray Cave

             Kenneth Ray Cave, 48 of Mt. Vernon and formerly of Carmi passed away Saturday afternoon  July 25, 2015 at his home. He was born August 28, 1966 in Vivian, LA the son of Don and Connie (Pierce) Cave. He married Tabetha  Gaudern in Carmi, IL.
            Kenneth was a Heavy Equipment Operator at the Sitran Loading Facility in Mt. Vernon. Kenneth loved to fish and be outdoors. His biggest love was his wife, children and family.
            He is survived by his wife, Tabetha; his children, Evan and Olivia Cave of Mt. Vernon and Stevee Heard of Tulsa, OK; his unborn daughter, Isabel;  his parents, Don and Connie Cave of San Angelo, TX; brothers, Clint (Marti ) Cave and Mike (Annette) Cave of Odessa, TX and his sister, Johnna Zellner of Farmington, NM; 3 nieces and 4 nephews and many great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his aunt Barbara and a sister, Diane Cave.
            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. 4th St., Mt. Vernon, IN. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Donations may be made to his children in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Rosa Lee Pool

     Rosa Lee Pool, 100 years, 11 months, 27 days, of Broughton, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, IL.  She was born July 30, 1914 in Hamilton County, IL the daughter of Christopher and Eliza (Allen) Wheeler.  She married Ezra Pool on March 1, 1931.
     She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979; a grandson, Doug Pool in 2014; two sisters, Ica Howard and Stella May Harper; and two brothers, Clarence and Sherman Wheeler.
     Rosa Lee is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Dorothy) Pool of Metropolis, and J.C. (Carolyn) Pool of Broughton; three grandsons, Mike (Leslie) Pool of Metropolis, Kevin Pool of Albion, and Brandon Pool of Broughton; two granddaughters, Michelle (Steve) Huggins of Jackson, Mo, and Alicia Pool-Caudill of Broughton; one step-grandson; five great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; two great-great granddaughters, and four step-grandchildren.
     Funeral services for Rosa Lee Pool will be Thursday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Mike Fields officiating.  Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Wednesday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wabash Christian Retirement Center, 216 College Blvd, Carmi, IL 62821 or Safe Haven Hospice, 800 N. Keller Dr., Effingham, IL 62401 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.

Elisabeth Jane "Betty" Johnston

Elisabeth Jane “Betty” Johnston, 94, formerly of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born may 26, 1921, in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Harry Charles Gilkerson and Fern Juanita (Goodrich) Gilkerson. She married Robert B. Johnston on June 4, 1941, and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2005.

Betty was a member of the Grayville United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She was retired from being City Clerk for Grayville. Knitting and genealogy were among her favorite pastimes.

Survivors include son Larry W. (Susan) Johnston of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter Mary (Mark) Taylor of Edmond, Oklahoma; brother Charles (Joan) Gilkerson of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; grandchildren Joshua (Lauren) Taylor of Atlanta, Georgia, Matthew (Katie) Taylor of Oklahoma City, Stacy (Charles) Schulz of Wichita, Kansas, Janna (Todd) Greathouse of Jenks, Oklahoma, Jeff Johnston of San Francisco, California; great grandchildren Nathan Greathouse, Calvin Greathouse, Sawyer Taylor, Elim Schulz, Isla Schulz.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; great granddaughters Emilyn and Hailey Schulz.

Visitation and funeral are Saturday, July 25th, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral is at 12 noon. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albion, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Grayville United Methodist Church.


Kenneth Gerald Horton

Kenneth Gerald Horton, 85, of Grayville, Illinois, died Monday, July 20, 2015, at his home. He was born April 15, 1930, near Griffin, Indiana, the son of John Logan Horton and Blanche Abigail (Racine) Horton. He was married to Wilma (Goldman) Horton and she survives.

Kenneth was a truck driver and worked in the Illinois Oil Basin. Building oilfield trucks was his passion.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma; son Jerry (Freida) Horton; daughters Donna (Leland) Day, and Anita Scarlett, all of Grayville; brother Donnie (Arlene) Horton of Evansville, Indiana; sisters Eunice McCarty of Bone Gap, Illinois, Mary Helen (John) Rahmoeller of Grayville; grandchildren J.D. (Mickey) Horton, Daniel (Casey) Horton, Todd (Lindsay) Treadway, Cameron Scarlett, Celeste (Greg) O’Neal, Kenny (Carmen) Stone, Mark (Wendy) Stone; 10 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother John Logan Horton, Jr.; sister Joyce Linder.

Visitation is 5-7pm, Wednesday, July 22nd at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Funeral is at 10 am, Thursday, July 23rd at Cook Funeral Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Marcus Duane Yoder

MARCUS DUANE YODER, AGE 1, A RESIDENT OF ROUTE 2, MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS, PASSED AWAY AT 12:17 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015 AT THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM IN MCLEANSBORO.   SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS PARENTS: ALVIN AND RACHEL YODER OF MCLEANSBORO; HIS PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: NORMAN AND ADA MAE YODER OF WINDSOR, MISSOURI; HIS PATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS ADA YODER OF WINDSOR, MISSOURI, AND LEWIS AND ELLA KAUFMAN OF LAPLATE, MISSOURI; HIS MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: MARVIN AND KATHRYN MILLER OF MCLEANSBORO; HIS MATERNAL GREAT  GRANDPARENTS: EDNA MILLER OF  ARTHUR, ILLINOIS, AND FANNIE GINGERICH OF SULLIVAN, ILLINOIS; A BROTHER: MERVIN JAMES YODER, AND A SISTER: LEANNA RUTH YODER, BOTH AT HOME.  FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARCUS DUANE YODER WILL BE HELD AT 9:00 A.M. TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015 AT THE RESIDENCE.  VISITATION WILL BE FROM 2:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M. AND FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. ON MONDAY AT THE FAMILY RESIDENCE.  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE OAK VALLEY CEMETERY NEAR DALE, ILLINOIS.  THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME OF MCLEANSBORO IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS


Channing Ray Canady

Channing Ray Canady, 47, of Crossville, Illinois, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at his home. He was born April 14, 1968, in Carmi, Illinois, the son of Jerry and Linda (Canady) Browning. He was married to Ronja Lea (Jacobs) Canady, and she survives.

Channing was a warehouseman for W.S.I. in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Ronja Lea Canady; son Kelton Deane Canady, both of Crossville; parents Jerry and Linda Browning of Carmi; sister Danyon (Kenny) Windle of Norris City, Illinois; grandparents Lowes and Mable Browning and Imogene South, all of Carmi; mothers-in-law Reta Blair and Ruthie Jacobs; brother-in-law Perry (Connie) Jacobs; sister-in-law Lisa (Tim) Bass; aunts and uncles Gayle Ward, Dolly Farny, Ramona Rhodes, Gay Peyton, Billy South, Shannon South, Stacy South, Greg South, Kevin South, Tom Browning; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by fathers-in-law Ron Jacobs and Thurmon Blair.

Visitation and memorial services will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Visitation is at 5 pm and memorial service is at 7 pm.


Nancy L. Pearce

     Nancy L. Pearce, 77, of Enfield, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  She was born July 27, 1937 in New London, CT; the daughter of Clarence H. and Gertrude (Courtney) Wells.  Nancy graduated from New London High School in 1955 and later went on to receive her Associates Degree from Southeastern Illinois College.  On November 22, 1958, Nancy married Charles N. Pearce in Niantic, CT and he preceded her in death on July 21, 2002.  She was always happy for the years she had with the Pearce family, who were always there with love and kindness.  Nancy had many wonderful friends and enjoyed visiting with the crew and friends at the Carmi McDonalds.
      Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Chuck Pearce of Enfield, Michael and Mary Pearce of Tallahassee, FL and Thomas and Marge Pearce of Eldorado; five grandchildren, Sarah Hileman, Nicholle Gittings, Megan Houseman, Kelsey Pearce and Michael Pearce, Jr.; and four great -grandchildren, Caleb and Mackenzie Hileman, Aubrey Gittings and Logan Houseman.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers and their wives, Bob and Marion Wells and Jack and Peggy Wells.
   Per keeping with Nancy's wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on  Friday, July 17, 2015 at her home at 1125 U.S. Hwy. 45, Enfield.  A memorial service will be held on September 27, 2015. 
     In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 4424 Vogel Rd., Suite 205, Evansville, IN 47715.   Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.

Charles J. "Jakey" Rankin

Charles J. “Jakey” Rankin, 96, a lifelong resident of Crossville, Illinois, passed away on July 14, 2015, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois. Jakey, as he was known by his many friends, was born on April 13, 1919, the first son of Vern and Margaret (Jacobs) Rankin. He grew up in the Fox Island Bottoms along the Wabash River and learned to farm, hunt, and trap with his extended Jacobs family.

He was a proud Army Veteran of WWII, and served in a heavy artillery unit under General George Patton in the Allied campaign across Northern Africa, Sicily, and Italy.

Upon returning from the war, he married Wilma Sturm in 1946, and began farming north of Crossville. He retired from farming in 1982 to devote all of his time to his real passion which was horses and trail riding. A lifelong cowboy, he especially enjoyed trail riding in the Shawnee National Forest. He, his wife, and several friends rode the River-to-River trail from Shawneetown, Illinois to Grand Tower, Illinois.

He is survived by his three daughters, Donna Rankin of Crossville, Martha Hamilton (David) of Wheatley, Kentucky, and Norma Thurman (David) of Mt. Washington, Kentucky. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Jason (Vanessa) Thurman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amanda Thurman of Lexington, Kentucky, and Clint Hamilton of Atlanta, Georgia.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife Wilma, an infant son Robert Lynn, his sisters Laverne Bach and Joann Thrasher, and his brother Edward Eugene Rankin.

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Cook Chapel in Crossville. Funeral is at 10 am, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville, with burial and military rites to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash Christian Retirement Center Chapel, 216 College Boulevard, Carmi, Illinois 62821, or to USDA Forest Service, Shawnee National Forest, Attention: Wendy Cowsert, 50 Highway 145 South, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946, for horse trail maintenance in the Shawnee National Forest.


Ruby Thomas

Ruby Thomas, age 94, a resident of Chatham, IL and formerly of McLeansboro, IL passed away at 1:28 pm on Monday, July 13th, 2015 at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

She worked as the manager of a jewelry store in Michigan and later worked as an inspector at the former Elder Mfg. Company in McLeansboro.

She is survived by a son Dick (wife Bonnie) Thomas of Hazelwood, MO; and a daughter Sharon (husband Bob) Harbour of Springfield, IL;  and 3 grandchildren:  Amber Lynde of Florissant, MO; Kris Robinson of Ballwin, MO; and Eric Robinson of Newberry, FL.  Also surviving are 4 great grandchildren:  Brylie, Arissa, Alana, and Braxton.  

Funeral services for Ruby Thomas will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm Saturday until the time of service.

Burial will be at the Ten Mile Cemetery near McLeansboro.


Joann Gibson

    Joann Gibson, 79, of Enfield passed away at 1:22 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2015 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.  She was born in White County, IL on August 7, 1935 the daughter of Willis Britt and Alma Fancis (Healy) Cusic.  Joann married Don F. Gibson, Sr. on June 30, 1966 and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2015.  She worked along side Don in mowing and maintaining the Indian Creek Township cemeteries. Joann also raised livestock and attended Ditney Ridge Baptist Church.
     Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Wheeler of Norris City; two step-sons, Donald F. Gibson, Jr. and wife Virginia of Murfreesboro, TN and Steve Gibson and wife Kelly of Jacksonville, FL; three step-grandchildren, Brian, Jerod and Chris Gibson; a niece, Vonda Vineyard and husband Dean of Enfield; a nephew, David Wheeler and wife Becky of Norris City; two great nieces, Sarah Vineyard and Lexi Wheeler; and a great nephew, Dakota Wheeler.
     Funeral Services for Joann Gibson, 79, of Enfield will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Pastor Chris Marsh officiating.  Burial will be in Old Sharon Cemetery near Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Joe R. Youngblood

Joe R. Youngblood, age 75, a resident of Keenes, IL passed away Sunday July 12th, 2015 at 5:35 pm at his home.

He was a retired United States Air Force Veteran and served in the Vietnam War.

Survivors include one daughter Carol (husband Howard Wayne) Bancroft of Salado, TX; 3 brothers:  Gene Youngblood and Dennis Youngblood, both of Keenes, IL, and Rufus Junior Youngblood of Bluford, IL; 3 sisters:  Sue Keele of Ravenna, OH; Judy Matthews of Johnsonville, IL; and Sally Riley of Jefferson City, MO.  Also surviving are 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and one on the way.

Funeral services for Joe R. Youngblood will be held on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at the funeral home.

Burial will be at the Garrison Temple Cemetery near Keenes, IL.


Bill R. Colliver, Jr.

Funeral Services for 71 year old, Bill R. Colliver, Jr., of Henderson, formerly of Cadiz, will be Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 12:00pm at King's Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Gholson officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Augustine Cemetery in Reed, KY.  Visitation will be after 10am Wednesday at King's Funeral Home.

Survivors:

Wife of 43 Years:  Shirley J. Colliver, Henderson, KY

Son:  Jeffrey Richard Collivern Horn, Henderson, KY

Daughter & Son in Law:  Tabatha & Bradley Breedlove, Hopkinsville, KY

Brother & Sister in Law:  Steven & Lillian Owen, Reed, KY

Sisters & Brothers in Law:  Alice & Gary Marical, Carmi, IL; Kay & Ron Pretzsch, Carmi, IL; Connie & Steve Isom, Henderson, KY

8 Grandchildren:

Kyle & McKenzie Colliver

Mariska Makel

Destiny, Dillon, Samantha, Brooklyn, & Katllyn Breedlove

Bill R. Colliver, Jr. died Saturday night at his home.

He was born in Hamilton County, IL on January 20, 1944 to Bill R. Colliver, Sr & Marie Colliver; Mother & Step Father:  Juanita & A.W. Owen., Jr.; Song:  Ricky Colliver.

He was a retired Truck Driver, US Air Force Veteran and a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Reed, KY.

Memorial Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Hospital

PO Box 1000, Dept 142

Memphis, TN  38148-0142

King's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Reva Price

    Reva Price, 93, of Crossville passed away at 6:02 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL.  She was born February 3, 1922 in Centerville, IL the daughter of Baylus and Martha Jane (Baird) Hargrave.  Reva married James M. "Jim" Price on October 11, 1942 and he preceded her in death on September 28, 2011.  She retired after over 20 years of service as secretary for the White County Housing Authority.  She was a member of Crossville Methodist Church.
     Reva is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Carolyn Price of Norris City and Allen and Mary Beth Price of Oblong, IL; a sister, Marilyn Ackerman of Carmi; a brother and sister-in-law, Ervin and Alva Lee Hargrave of Carmi; three grandchildren, Martha and Matthew Darr of Edwardsville, IL, Derek and Kathy Price of Norris City and Kim Price of Redondo Beach, CA; and five great-grandchildren, Dylan and Riley Price, Reagan Price and Jake and Nick Darr.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim; a grandson, Jamie Price; two brothers, Chester and Lester Hargrave; and a brother-in-law, Harry Ackerman.
     Funeral services for Reva Price, 93, of Crossville will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Pastor Chris Marsh officiating.  Burial will be in Ditney Ridge Cemetery in Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Reva's memory to Shriners Hospital, Attn:: Development Office, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.

Mary Jane Foley

            Mary Jane Foley 99 of Enfield, passed away Saturday morning July 11, 2015 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born June 4, 1916 at Mariana, AR, the daughter of Robert Eli and Bessie Cecil (Wood) Rodden. She married George Wilburn “Wib” Foley on August 4, 1931 at Helena, AR and he preceded her in death on February 23, 2000.
            Mary Jane had worked as the Enfield Telephone Operator, she also cleaned homes and was a long time member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Enfield. She loved her family and also leaves behind her dog, Buster.
            She is survived by daughters, Mildred (Lawrence) Medlin of Enfield, Shirley (Don) Smith of Enfield, and Susan (Bruce) Pearson of Springfield; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren,  and 17 great-great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Billy Foley; daughters, Louise Robertson and Linda Carol Hames, a granddaughter, brothers, Willie, James and Arthur; and sisters, Pauline Evans, Cornelia Bowen, Sophie E. Glassco, Georgia Rogers and Ruby Lofton.
            Funeral services will be held at Noon on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home with Tim Gholson officiating. Burial will be in Kitty Sweetin Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Aaron Elliott

Aaron Elliott, 25, of Grayville passed away at 12:33 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel.  He was born February 14, 1990 in Evansville, IN the son of Lee Allen and Cindy Anne (Snyder) Elliott.  Aaron was a 2008 graduate of Grayville High School where he was active in FFA and served as president.  He had recently received his coal mining degree.  Aaron worked in production at Fram Filtration in Albion and was a member of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Mt. Carmel and the Mustang Mafia car club.  He loved motorcycles and racing motocross and four-wheelers. 
     Aaron is survived by his parents, Lee and Cindy Elliott of Grayville; a brother, Logan Lee Elliott of Grayville; paternal grandmother, Rhoda Carter of Ft. Morgan, CO; paternal step-grandmother, Virginia de Doming; numerous aunts and uncles including a special uncle and aunt, Harold Lewis and Lana Jane Snyder, Jr. and great uncle and aunt, Drue and Dolores Elliott.  He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Nelle Francis (Eastwood) Snyder and Harold Lewis Synder, Sr.; and his paternal grandfather, John Wayne Hansman.
     Funeral services for Aaron Elliott, 25, of Grayville will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Brant V. Hazlett officiating.  Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery near Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Sunday after 12:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Aaron's memory to Pets At Risk, P.O. Box 2, Carmi, IL 62821 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Virtus Winter

   Virtus Winter, 94, of Carmi passed away at 7:35 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  He was born July 26, 1920 in Carmi the son of Fred and Katie (Hertlein) Winter.  Virtus married Blanche Musgrave on February 14, 1942.  Virtus joined the U.S. Army in October 1942 and served with 556th Signal Air Warning Battalion in Reykjavik, Iceland until returning home in 1945 and becoming a grain and livestock farmer.  He was an active member of Zion United Methodist Church, where he served in various positions, the VFW, American Legion, Blue Cross Blue Shield Board of Directors, Burnt Prairie Township Board and for over 20 years served as a School Board member,  Virtus had the opportunity to take part in the Honor Flight to Washington, DC in August 2014.
     Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Blanche of Carmi; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Kenny Woolsey and Sheila and Doug Westfall all of Carmi; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard Winter of Sesser, Alan and Teresa Winter of Cleveland, TN and Kevin and Kelly Winter of Carmi; a sister, Anna Marie Cooley of Akron, OH; nine grandchildren, Jarrett Winter, Sabrina Shun and husband Brian, Stacey Woolsey, Angie French and husband Jeff , Chris Winter, Melanie Winter, Ben Westfall and wife Ashley, Sarah Haley and husband Todd and Rachel Attebury and husband Brad; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Virtus was preceded in death by two sisters, Flora Lee and Frances Winter; a brother, Earl Winter; three grandsons, Daniel, Darin and Jeremy Woolsey; a granddaughter-in-law, Kristen Woolsey; and one great-grandson, Henry Alan Haley.
     Funeral Services for Virtus Winter, 94, of Carmi will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday at Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Van Scott and Mike Fields officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi with military rites by the Carmi American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The body will lie in state at Zion United Methodist Church after 1:00 p.m. Friday.  Memorial contributions may be made in Virtus's memory to Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21298-9581 or Zion United Methodist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

John William Storey

     John William Storey, 97, of Enfield passed away at 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  He was born October 5, 1917 in White County, IL the son of Edward Jasper and Eunice (Hillyard) Storey.  John married Louise Harper on October 4, 1939 and she preceded him in death on September 21, 2013.  He was a grain and livestock farmer and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening and wood crafting.
     John is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Richard Gates of Carmi, Cindy and Ken Wilson of Enfield and Belinda and Galen Cornett of Maui, HI; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Johnny Storey of Carmi, Charles and Lillian Storey of Enfield and Gale and Penny Storey of Tunnel Hill, IL; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 73 years, Louise, a sister, Nellie Shaw and an infant brother.
     Funeral Services for John William Storey, 97, of Enfield will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in West Union Cemetery near Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial contributions may be in John's memory to Wabash Christian Retirement Center or Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Mary Sue Haas

MARY SUE HAAS, AGE 78, A RESIDENT OF ROUTE 1  MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY SATURDAY JULY 4 2015 AT HER HOME.  A HOME MAKER , SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER  HUSBAND JOHN HAAS OF MCLEANSBORO, 3 SONS;JOHN RANDAL HAAS AND BRADLEY JOE HAAS   BOTH OF HOPKINSVILLE  KENTUCKY AND RODNEY EUGENE{WIFE JENNIFER } HAAS OF SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS, A DAUGHTER BRENDA HAAS OF FAIRFIELD , ILLINOIS , 3 GRANDCHILDREN :LEVI MOORE OF ALABAMA, JARRETT JOHNSON OF FAIRFIELD ILLINOIS, AND CONRAD HAAS OF SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS,  A SISTER NORMA JEAN EATON  OF MCLEANSBORO AND ALSO SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR MARY SUE HAAS WILL BE HELD  TUESDAY  JULY 7 2015 AT 10:30 A M  AT THE BLOOMING GROVE CEMETERY NEAR MCLEANSBORO.  VISITATION WILL BE  TUESDAY JULY 7 2015 FROM  8:30   A M  AND UNTIL SERVICE TIME  AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO, WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS.


Len Barbre

    Len Barbre, 60, of Carmi passed away at 6:00 a.m., Saturday, July 4, 2015 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, IN.  He was born December 27, 1954 in Carmi the son of P.K. and Elizabeth M. Barbre.  Len married Shirley J. Coffey on May 23, 2014.  He had worked as a farmer and a truck driver for ITS.  Len loved animals,especially his dogs, Ship and Dexter. 
     Len is survived by his wife, Shirley of Carmi; a daughter, Rae Lynn Barbre of Carmi; his mother, Elizabeth "Liz" Barbre of Carmi; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Brenda Barbre and Mike and Rosina Barbre all of Carmi; two nieces, Tracy Maricle and Kayci Large; a nephew, Ronnie Keith Barbre; a great-niece, Akilah Large; three great-nephews, Tanner and Treyson Maricle and Kipton Large;  two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly and Mike Blair of Rosiclare, IL and Shana and Josh Knight of Carmi; a step-daughter-in-law, Amber Farris and five step grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, P.K. Barbre on November 19, 1999, a brother, Bobby Gene Barbre a nephew, Kelly Gene Barbre and a step-son, Shane Farris.
     Funeral services for Len Barbre, 60, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Mike Buckman officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Len's memory to Rileys Childrens Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

William Allen Gentry

William Allen “Bill” Gentry, 81, of Carmi, Illinois, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing in Carmi. He was born December 13, 1933, in Carmi, the son of Frank and Tillie (Schumaker) Gentry. He was married to Marilyn Ann (Botsch) Gentry, on March 20, 1955, and she survives.

Bill was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi, a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion, VFW, and a past member of the Carmi City Council. During his work career, he was a welder in coal mine construction. Working with stained glass and hunting and fishing were among his favorite pastimes. He was a Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Carmi; sons Lars of Carmi and Mark of Waukesha, Wisconsin; grandson David William Gentry of Waukesha.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers James and Don Gentry.

Visitation is 4-7 pm, Monday, July 6th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Funeral is at 11 am, Tuesday, July 7th at Cook Funeral Chapel. Burial with military rites will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.


Wanda May (Burkhead) McFall

    Wanda May (Burkhead) McFall, 87, of Carmi, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born on November 4, 1927 in Monroe, IN, the daughter of Loren and Stella (Boxley) Burkhead.  Wanda married Douglas G. McFall on June 3, 1949.  She worked as a telephone operator for General Telephone and later as a housewife and did babysitting for the neighborhood children.  Wanda was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
     Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Doug of Carmi; a daughter, Diana McFall of Atlanta, GA; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Kathleen McFall of Mascoutah, IL; five grandchildren, Sarah (James) Friesen, Jennifer (Timothy) Kingery, Amanda (Marc) Ayala, Issa (Joshua Bardwell) Waters, and Philip (Racheal) Cook; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Margaret Sigurdson of Minden, NE and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Wanda was preceded in death by five sisters, Virginia Burkhead, Drusilla Hartman, Margaret Maddock, Portia Van Leuven and Audrey Petersen; and two brothers, Loren Burkhead, Jr and Jack Burkhead.
     Local funeral services for Wanda May McFall, 87, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Bob McKelvey officiating.  Friends may call on Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at Campbell  Funeral Home.  
     On Monday, June 22, 2015 additional services will be held at Melby Funeral Home in Platteville, WIsconsin at 11:00 a.m. with visiting from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville.
     Memorial gifts may be given in Wanda's name to Emmanuel United Methodist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.

Benny Fay Garner

BENNY FAY GARNER, AGE 71, A RESIDENT OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 7:27 P  M  WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 2015  AT HIS HOME.  HE ALONG WITH HIS WIFE WERE CO-OWNERS  OF

A & G MOBILE HOMES  FOR MANY YEARS.  HE WAS ALSO PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT / FOREMAN FOR CAW  IN ST LOUIS MISSOURI FOR OVER 30 YEARS;  HE WAS A U S  MILITARY VETERAN

OF THE VIET NAM WAR AND WAS A PAST MEMBER OF THE WAYNE CITY BOARD. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE  JOYCE GARNER OF WAYNE CITY, 2 BROTHERS; CECIL GARNER OF MINERVA,

OHIO AND BOB{ WIFE GLORIA } GARNER OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS; 1 SISTER  SYBBIE { HUSBAND RANDY} ILE OF  MINERVA , OHIO; 1 BROTHER IN LAW  JAMES {WIFE ROXANNE) KNAUSS  OF

DALLAS TEXAS; 18 NIECES AND NEPHEWS; 32 GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS, AND 21 GREAT GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS .  FUNERAL  MEMORIAL SERVICES  FOR BENNY FAY GARNER

WILL BE HELD  THURSDAY JUNE 25 2015  AT 10 A M  AT POPLAR CREEK CHURCH  IN ORCHARDVILLE ILLINOIS.  BURIAL WILL BE IN THOMASON CEMETERY IN WAYNE CITY. VISITATION  WILL

BE FROM 5 P M TO 8 P M ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 2015  AT THE POPLAR CREEK CHURCH.  MEMORIALS  TO HOSPICE  OR TO THE DONORS CHOICE  AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE CHURCH

OR AT THE RICHARDSON  FUNERAL HOME  IN WAYNE   CITY   WHICH IS CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.


Ruth A. Friedman

     Ruth A. Friedman, 88, of Breese, IL and formerly of Carmi, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Aviston Countryside Manor in Aviston, IL.  She was born July 15, 1926 in McLeansboro, IL,  the daughter of Albert and Irene (Schuster) Rubenacker.  Ruth married William E. "Bill" Friedman on June 5, 1945 and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2009.  She was a member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church, the Ladies Guild and Parrish Quilters.
     Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rev. Father Daniel Friedman of Aviston, IL and Charles and Kathy Friedman of Evansville, IN; a sister, Mary Karcher of Breese, IL; a sister-in-law, Ellen Mayse of Newburgh, IN and several nieces and nephews.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; and three brothers, Charles "Sonny", Paul L. and Charles Rubenacker.
     A Mass of Christian burial for Ruth A. Friedman, 88, of Breese, IL and formerly of Carmi, will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at  11:00 a.m. at St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Carmi with Rev. Father Daniel Friedman and Vincent Obi officiating. Burial will be in St. Polycarp Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi where a prayer service will be held at 5:00 p.m..
     Memorial gifts may be given in Ruth's name to St. Polycarp Cemetery and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Martha L. Stewart

   Martha L. Stewart, 88, of Carmi, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:15 a.m. at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born on April 11, 1927 in Gallatin County, Illinois, the daughter of Manford and Anna (Higgins) Ellison.  Martha married William Stewart on August 29, 1945 and he preceded her in death October 8, 1991. She was a member of Bruce Chapel Church.
     Martha is survived by three daughters, Sherri (Steve) Duckworth of Carmi, Saundra (Don) Theobald of Richardson, TX and Sheila (Dean) Hosick of Enfield; three sons, Barry (Jeannie) Stewart and Rick (Connie Effington) Stewart all of Carmi and Dannie (Nora) Stewart of Norris City; nine grandchildren, Tonya Hosick, Jill Doneghue, Stacy Rottmann, Crystal Morrill, Ashley Duckworth, Eric Warner, Doug Taylor, Jackie Stewart and Billy Stewart; and nine great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; five sisters, Bessie Johnson, Jessie Abbott, Essie May Bartley, Ella Tarrant and Edith Bartley; three brothers, Raymond, Freeman and John Ellison; a granddaughter, Michelle L. Stewart; and a great-granddaughter, Taylor Dawn Cokley.
     Funeral services for Martha L. Stewart, 88, of Carmi, will be Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may call on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Martha's memory to Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Cheryl Kay Hoover

CHERYL KAY HOOVER , AGE 65, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO PASSED AWAY MONDAY JUNE 22 2O15  AT 11:01 P M  IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM OF HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL  IN MCLEANSBORO.

SHE WAS A COOK AND HAD WORKED AT THE HERITAGE WOODS  IN MCLEANSBORO.  SURVIVORS INCLUDE ONE SON: PHILLIP(WIFE JULIE} HOOVER  OF BENTON ILLINOIS, TWO DAUGHTERS;  PAULA {HUSBAND CARL} WEICHINGER  OF MACEDONIA ILLINOIS AND SUSAN {HUSBAND JOHN} FOWLER OF  MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS,  A GRANDSON TIM{WIFE ALEX} HOOVER, A GRANDAUGHTER  PAT WEICHINGER AND A GREAT GRANDAUGHTER  ABIGAIL HOOVER. ALSO  TWO BROTHERS ; DARRELL BYBEE OF CREAL SPRINGS ILLINOIS  AND PEARCE  CHOISSER BYBEE OF WINTER HAVEN FLORIDA.  

A GRAVESIDE MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY JUNE 29 2015 AT 10 A M AT THE SMITH CEMETERY NEAR DALE ILLINOIS.  THOSE ATTENDING THE GRAVESIDE SERVICE  ARE ASKED TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY.  VISITATION FOR CHERYL KAY HOOVER  WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY JUNE 26 2015  FROM 6 TO 8 P M  AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE SMITH CEMETERY.  MEMORIALS TO THE DONORS CHOICE  AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME  WHICH IS CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.


Cindy L. Cochran

Cindy L. Cochran, 61 of Buckner, passed away Wednesday June 24, 2015 at her home. She was born June 9, 1954 in McLeansboro, the daughter of George Bulla and Elsie Page. She married Steven Cochran.
Cindy was a homemaker, she loved her family and reading.
She is survived by her husband Steve; daughter, Carol (Delbert Hobson) Miller of Carmi, son, Ernest Wayne “Buck” James of Carmi; granddaughter, Felicia Meyer and great-grandchild, Eboni Yates; brother, James T. (Linda G.) Browning of Carmi, sisters, Shirley Turner of Chicago, Alice (Tom) Kick of Evansville and Cathy (Rob) Faulkner of Glenwood, AZ.Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brother, Donald Page and sister, Mary Jackson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday June 26, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Kingdom Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Donald Turner

    Donald Turner, 84, of Norris City, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:17 p.m. at Enfield Rehab and Nursing in Enfield.  He was born January 17, 1931 in Brownsville, IL, the son of Raymond and Viola Mae (Hillyard) Turner.  He was an electrician.
     Donald is survived by his companion of over 20 years, Irene Bishop of Norris City;  two sons, Clyde (Janet) Turner of Mt. Carmel and Terry (Debbie) Turner of Chandler, IN; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel (George) Finch of Odessa, TX; a foster sister, Pat (George) Piper of Columbia, MO; a foster brother, Buddy;  Irene's children, Elizabeth (Keith) Bryant of Norris City, Orville Hysell and Pamela Burke both of Carbondale and Del (Vickie) Bishop of Evansville, IN; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Simpson.
     Graveside services and burial for Donald Turner, 84, of Norris City, will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at West Union Cemetery near Carmi.  Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.

Lynda L. Martin

Lynda L. Martin, 70, of Carmi, IL, died Sunday, June 28th at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehab in Mt. Vernon, IN. She was born June 24, 1945, in Carmi, the daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Mitchell) Purcell. She was married to Don Martin and he preceded her in death.

Lynda was a homemaker and a member of the Nazarene Church in Carmi. Crossword puzzles were among her favorite pastimes.

Survivors include her son, Chris Martin of Norris City, IL; sister Vera Mason of Mt. Vernon, IN; nieces and nephews Debbie Turner of Mt. Vernon, IN, Dave Rendleman of Darden Prairie, MO, Tim Rendleman of Glen Carbon, IL; several great nieces and great nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation and funeral are Friday, July 3rd at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at noon and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial will be in White County Memorial Gardens near Carmi.


Marilyn L. Karcher

MARILYN  L. KARCHER AGE 69. A RESIDENT OF ROUTE 1 DAHLGREN ILLINOIS  PASSED AWAY AT 8;15 A M  MONDAY JUNE 29 2015  IN THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS.

SHE SERVED AS THE VILLAGE CLERK  FOR DAHLGREN  ILLINOIS FOR MANY YEARS BEFORE HER RETIREMENT.   SURVIVORS INCLUDE 2 DAUGHTERS: REGINA {HUSBAND WESLEY} WARREN  OF

DAHLGREN ILLINOIS, JODIE {HUSBAND JIM} HARRIS OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS  GRANDCHILDREN; BRITTANI {HUSBAND CHAD } VALANTINE , JARRET  WARREN  TYLER WARREN  AMANDA {HUSBAND DOUG} ATKINSON  ;GREAT GRANDCHILDREN EVAN ATKINSON, ELLIE VALENTINE. MADDIE VALENTINE AND ALEC VALENTINE, 3 BROTHERS: GABE {WIFE MARY ANN } CROSS OF  DAHLGREN ILLINOIS  JOHN{WIFE] CATHY CROSS OF MCLEANSBORO, AND STEVE { WIFE SHELIA }  CROSS OF MT VERNON ILLINOIS; 2 SISTERS  GAILA TYNE  OF STREATOR ILLINOIS  AND DOROTHY HORTON OF  KANGLEY ILLINOIS.  

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARILYN L. KARCHER WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 A M FRIDAY JULY 3 2015 AT ST JOHNS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN DAHLGREN ILLINOIS  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE ST JOHNS CEMETERY .  VISITATION WILL BE FROM 5:00 P M TO  8:00 P M  THURSDAY AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN DAHLGREN WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF THE  ARRANGEMENTS.


Marvin K. Rister

     Marvin K. Rister, 94, of Carmi, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:10 p.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  He was born  on September 29, 1920 in Springerton, IL, the son of Earl and Cova (Tucker) Rister.   Marvin married Maxine Day on May 2, 1946 and she preceded him in death March 4, 2013.  He was a teacher and retired after 36 years of teaching in the Crossville and Cleveland Schools. Marvin  owned and operated Rister Offset Printing  and was a WWII Army veteran.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carmi,  Retired Teacher's Assoc., V.F.W. and  American Legion.

     Marvin is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Melinda and Monty Applin and Janice McKay all of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Vanessa Rister of Carmi; four grandchildren, Suzanne Mullins, James McKay, Amanda Brown and Bryson Rister; four great-grandchilden; and two great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one grandson, Nathan Lee Rister.
     Funeral services for Marvin K. Rister, 94, of Carmi, will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in Hammack Cemetery in Springerton with military rites by Carmi V.F.W. and American Legion. Friends may call on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
     Memorial gifts may be given in Marvin's name to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Vicky Taylor

           Vicky Jo Taylor, 54 of Enfield, passed away Tuesday morning June 30, 2015 at her parents home. She was born July 9, 1960 in Fairfield, the daughter of Jim and Inez (McIntosh) Taylor.
            Vicky had worked as a home visitor for WADI. She had graduated from SIC and Wabash Valley College. She loved pets, especially her 2 cats. She also loved reading and all children she came in contact with.
            She is survived by her parents, Jim and Inez; sisters, Marsha (John) Hoskins of Norris City and Lana (Dennis) Whetstone of Enfield; her special niece, Terah Hoskins and her aunt, Ludene Taylor of Norris City.
            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday July 3, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 200 S. Walnut St, Carmi with burial in McIntosh Cemetery in rural Enfield. Visitation will be from Noon until time of services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Jesse Meritt, Jr

Jesse Meritt, Jr., 89 of Evansville, Indiana, passed Away at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Jesse was born September 9, 1925 in Burnt Prairie, IL, the son of the late Jesse Sr. and Ruby (Simpson) Meritt. He was a graduate of Carmi Township High School and Lockyear Business College. After proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe, Jesse was awarded three battle stars and honorably discharged as a Corporal. Jesse was employed by Lensing Wholesale as a division manager and retired in 1994 after 46 years of employment. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church for over 67 years.

Jesse enjoyed watching horse racing at Ellis Park and loved watching baseball, basketball and Indianapolis Colts football. He always looked forward to joining friends in his home and on Saturday mornings for coffee.

Jesse is survived by daughters, Barbara Meritt Childers and her husband Masten of Lexington, KY., Jana Lynn Cocquyt and her husband Kevin of Fishers, IN., son, Larry Alan Meritt of Evansville, grandchildren, Cameron Joseph and Conner Jesse Cocquyt, Thomas Grayson-Meritt Bowers, sister, Shirley Harper and her friend Morris Simpson of Carmi, IL., and sister-in-law, Mildred Merritt.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Ann Miegl Meritt and his brother, Jewell L. Merritt.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, July 3, 2015 at Central United Methodist Church, 300 Mary St., Evansville with Pastor Kevin Reed officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery where the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will perform full military rites.

Friends may call from 4 pm until 7 pm, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Central United Methodist Church and again at the church from 10 am until time of service at 11 am on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 300 Mary St., Evansville, IN. 47710

Boone Funeral Home East Chapel-A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, Indiana will be handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net.


Hazel Marie Lenard

HAZEL MARIE LENARD AGE 88, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO PASSED AWAY AT 11: I0 A M  TUESDAY JUNE 30 2015 AT HER HOME.  A HOME MAKER SHE IS SURVIVED BY  5 SONS: CHARLES  "BOOTS" AND WIFE ELMA  LENARD OF AKIN ILLINOIS , BILL {WIFE YVONNE } LENARD OF RUIDOSO NEW MEXICO, TOMMY AND SISSY BILL LENARD  OF MT VERNON ILLINOIS, RICHARD LENARD OF LONGVIEW TEXAS, AND ROBERT {WIFE KATIE} LENARD OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS, 5 DAUGHTERS: LINDA {HUSBAND JOHN } TRAVIS OF MCLEANSBORO  ILLINOIS, ANNE  SNEED    OF TATUM,  TEXAS, DEBBIE{HUSBAND ROSCO} HANSON OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS , HAZEL "SISSIE " LENARD OF QUEEN CITY TEXAS,SHELLY LENARD  AND HER FIANCE BILL INGRAM OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS.A BROTHER ROBERT " BOBBY" TEAGUE OF LONGVIEW TEXAS.  ALSO SURVIVING  ARE 26 GRANDCHILDREN, 75 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND 21 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HAZEL MARIE  LENARD  WILL  BE HELD SATURDAY JULY  4 2015 AT 10 A M AT THE TURNING POINT CHURCH OF GOD IN MCLEANSBORO  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE SMITH CEMETERY NEAR DALE ILLINOIS.    VISITATION WILL BE HELD AT THE TURNING POINT  CHURCH OF GOD   FROM 5 P M TO 8 P M ON FRIDAY JULY 3 2015 .  THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME OF  MCLEANSBORO IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS. 


Aileen Crayne

      Aileen Crayne, 84, of Norris City passed away at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015 at her residence.  She was born November 10, 1930 in Ridgway, IL the daughter of Jesse and Leatha Aretta (Peas) Sauls.  Aileen married Carl J. Crayne on August 31, 1947.  They moved to Gary, IN and started their family.  Aileen went to work for KMart and worked as a bookkeeper.  After moving back to Norris City, she worked as a receptionist for Dr. Deletour, did bookkeeping and helped at Crouch Accounting.  Aileen was a member of Oasis Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg, IL and The Friendship Club.
    Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Carl J. of Norris City; two daughters and a son-in-law, Glenda Christine and Donald Sutherland of Evans, GA and Carol Lynn Roy of New Haven; two sisters, Genievie York and Gail Henderson both of Omaha; four brothers, Dean Sauls and Truman Sauls both of Eldorado, Ricky Lee Sauls of Norris City and Mike Sauls of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Shawn Sutherland, Erin Voshell, Christopher deVidal and Angela Canton and six great-grandchildren. Aileen was preceded in death by two sisters, Deanna Hunt and Ramona Sauls and two brothers, Jesse "Bud" Sauls and Robert Wayne "Bob" Sauls.
    Funeral Services for Aileen Crayne, 84, of Norris City will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.  Burial will be in Palestine #2 Cemetery in Omaha.  Friends may call on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Campbell Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Aileen's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home

Harry Ackerman

Harry Ackerman 85 of Carmi, passed away Tuesday evening May 19, 2015 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born November 29, 1929 in Carmi, the son of Ralph and Norma (Patrick) Ackerman. He married Marilyn Hargrave on December 26, 1953 in Corinth, MS.

            Harry had worked in appliance repair most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool and visiting at the Carmi Coffee Shop. He played pro baseball to the triple A Level as a member of the Chicago Cubs, but his allegiance was to the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Carmi American Legion and V.F.W. He attended Big Prairie Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters, Sharon (Chas) Hisch of Poseyville, Amber (Alex) Carney and Lisa (Dean) Cross all of Carmi; grandchildren, Julie (Chad) Loughrey, Kimberly Winter, Adam and Ashley Cross, Walker Roser, Lexa, Liza and Levi Carney; great-grandson, Jack Loughrey; in-laws, Carolyn Ackerman, Ervin (Alvalee) Hargrave and Reva Price. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lionel “Sode” Ackerman.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday May 22, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Chaplain Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Carmi American Legion and V.F.W. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Helen Mae Rinesmith

Helen Mae Rinesmith, age 80, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at 12:06 pm on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.

She was a home maker.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Rinesmith, and both parents Donald William Hopper and Dorothy Ellen (McWilliams) Hopper.

Survivors include three sons:  Roger (and wife Carol) Rinesmith of Colorado Springs, CO; Drake (and wife Becky) Rinesmith of Shepherdsville, KY; and Anson (and wife Jennifer) Rinesmith of Imperial, MO.

Funeral services for Helen Mae Rinesmith will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at the Archie L. Sanders Memorial Chapel in Wayne City, IL with pastor Bill Clark officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City which is in charge of all the arrangments.

Burial will be at the Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.


Lena Wallace

     Lena Wallace, 82, of Carmi, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:56 p.m. at Phoenix Nursing and Rehab in Carmi.  She was born in Epworth on July 5, 1932, the daughter of Carl and Mary Ella (Brown) Thompson. Lena married Carl Wallace August 13, 1948 and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1964.  She was a wife and a mother.
     She is survived by three daughters, Connie Wallace of Carmi, Brenda Bucinski of Harrisburg and Caroline Wallace of Carmi; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Teri Lynn Thompson of West Frankfort and Wilbur "Ray" Pennell of Carmi; six grandsons; three granddaughters; four great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters.
     She was preceded in death by three sons, Tommy, Donnie and Ronnie Wallace; three sisters, Lucy Zoph, Ruby Winter and Zelma Logan; and five brothers, Bill ,Curtis, Ned, Ted and Charles Thompson.
     Graveside funeral services and burial for Lena Wallace, 82, of Carmi will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2015 at Brown Cemetery near Crossville.  Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.  
     Memorial gifts may be given in Lena's name to Campbell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Ruby S. Abbey Akers

Ruby S. Abbey Akers, 95 of Carmi, passed away Thursday morning May 21, 2015 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center. She was born October 26, 1919 in Enfield, the daughter of Victor and Edith (Skiles) Mitchell. She first married John Abbey on July 15, 1941 and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1978, she then married Clinton L. Akers on June 20, 1996 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2004.

                Love is a common extension associated with the name Ruby Akers. Ruby was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved her family beyond compare along with a large circle of friends she gathered wherever she traveled.

                Ruby was one of the first to graduate from the new high school building in Enfield with the class of 1936. She used her knowledge gathered there to be a successful farmer’s wife and bookkeeper of their business for all their farming years. She enjoyed her winters in Florida, playing Bingo, painting and traveling.

                Ruby was proud of the fact that she was baptized at the early age of nine at Jacobs Camp near Springerton. She was a lifelong member of Bethel Methodist Church near Enfield until it closed.  Ruby felt it was important to attend wherever she lived. She lived in Fairfield from 1980 until 2010 and attended church regularly there. But most recently Ruby attended church at Ashland Christian Church with her Granddaughter Carmen, as often as her health allowed.

                She is survived by her daughter, Janice (Tom) Prince of Enfield, grandchildren, Carmen (Kenny) Rockett of Carmi and Randy Prince of Decatur; great-grandchildren, Leigh and Jackson Prince; sisters-in-law, Della Mae (Leon) Colson and Ruby Abbey; brothers-in-law, Guy Abbey and Marvin (Frieda) Abbey; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; her special caregiver, Amy Buttry and all of the staff at Wabash Christian Retirement Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and her brother, Mark Mitchell.

                Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with Rev. Braden Willis and Chaplain Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services.  In lieu of Flowers, memorials are suggested to Ashland Church. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Pauline Newcomb

Pauline Yates Newcomb, 95 of Carmi, passed away Friday morning May 22, 2015 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born June 12, 1919 in Eldorado, the daughter of Luther and Tina (Watson) Yates. She married Cecil Newcomb July 6, 1935 and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1999.
            She attended Cherry Street Church.
            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don (Diane) Newcomb of Evansville, IN; a daughter-in-law, Laura Dell Newcomb of Carmi; one sister-in-law, Ann Yates of Attalla, AL; 11 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; daughter, Wilma Jean Kircher; two sons, James and Robert Newcomb; granddaughter, Dona Pitegoff; two grandsons, Jeff and Steven Mobley; one great-granddaughter, Kirstan Nicole Chamness; one great-grandson, Richard Lee Travelstead, Jr.; and five brothers, Harry, Oscar, Clyde, Claude and Roscoe Yates.
            Funeral services with be on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Chaplain Mike Fields officiating.  Visitation will be from Noon until service time.  Burial will be at North Maple Ridge Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Betty JoAnn Butler

Betty JoAnn Butler, 81, of Mt. Carmel, IL, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born in Mt. Carmel, May 16, 1934, the daughter of Albert R. and Dolus (Conrad) Thompson.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Grayville, and very active in the Grayville Senior Citizens and was a member of the Red Hat Society. JoAnn enjoyed cooking and over the years owned and operated several retail establishment including a grocery store in Griffin, IN, The Blue Gables Restaurant (among others), and The Silver Dollar Saloon in Grayville. She also worked several years for Snap-On Tools in Mt. Carmel.

Survivors include son Lewis (Connie) Butler of Mt. Carmel; brother Gary Mode of Georgia; sisters Nancy Barrett and Judy Hart of Evansville; grandchildren Leslie (John) Novak of St. Louis, MO, and Aaron (Jennifer) Butler of Ashley, IL; great grandchildren Dylan Speir, Jacob Speir, MaKayla Speir, all of Albion, IL, Addison Butler and Graham Butler of St. Louis.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son Frank Butler; and brothers Robert Haseman and David Coglan.

Visitation and funeral are Tuesday, May 26th, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral is at noon. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Mt. Carmel.

Memorials may be made to the Grayville Senior Citizens or the Grayville First Baptist Church.


Fred T. Ziegler

    Fred T. Ziegler, 95, Crossville, died at 9:40 a.m., May 22, 2015, at Stafford, Virginia.
He was born August 4, 1919, at Piggott, Arkansas, the son of Earl and Rachel (Horn) Ziegler. He was married November 1, 1945, at Ottumwa, Iowa, to Vera L. Schmittler (deceased June 1994).
    Mr. Ziegler was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II at Normandy (Omaha Beach), Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe. Staff Sargent Ziegler received an honorable discharge on September 12, 1945.
    Mr. Ziegler established Modern Gas in May, 1957, with offices in Grayville, Illinois, and, in 1966, opened offices in Fairfield, Illinois.
    In 1961, Mr. Ziegler received a “Citation for Bravery” from the City of Carmi for his lifesaving action in subduing a man with a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun who, after being stopped, attacked the Carmi Chief of Police.
    Mr. Ziegler was the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post Commander in 1965 for VFW Post No. 3851 in Carmi. He was also a longtime member of The American Legion, Post 224, also of Carmi.
    He is survived by five children: Beverly L. & Chauncey Spencer, Alapaha, Georgia; Paula A. & George Verdon, Villa Rica, Georgia; Fredrick T. and Cindy Ziegler, Stafford, Virginia; Bonnie L. Cronin, Sparks, Georgia; Vanessa K. and Lee Rister, Carmi; and three sisters, Evelyn Pethel and Earline Isles, Michigan; Lana Faye Edwards, Arkansas; and 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and one grandson.
    Additionally, it should be noted he was the unofficial head honcho of an unruly group of scoundrels known to gather mornings at the Carmi McDonalds. Furthermore, he was also President of the White County Chapter of the Mile-a-More Bird Association, increasing membership during his tenure from not too many to a whole lot.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. On Friday May 29, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, Illinois. Viewing will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, 28 May 2015. Interment will be at Stokes Chapel Cemetery, Crossville, Illinois with military rites by the Carmi American Legion and V.F.W. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com Request contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Program (woundedwarrior.org) in Mr. Ziegler’s name.

Joy Edwards

   Joy Edwards, 87, of Norris City passed away at 1:40 a.m., Monday, May 25, 2015 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born April 8, 1928 in Omaha, IL the daughter of Thomas and Grace (Wilson) Stovall.  Joy married Densil Edwards on September 1, 1950.  She was a 1946 graduate of Norris City High School, a homemaker and had attend the Norris City Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
     Joy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Densil of Norris City and a son, Mark Edwards of Norris City.  She was preceded in death by a son, Michael R. Edwards on April 15, 2001.
     Funeral Services for Joy Edwards, 87, of Norris City will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.  Burial will be in Village Cemetery near Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Leah Marie Koester

Leah Marie Koester, 57 of Teutopolis, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham, IL.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham.  Visitation is from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, also at the funeral chapel.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor's choice.  Condolences may be left online at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.

Leah was born on December 29, 1957 in Carmi, IL, the daughter of Dale and Joyce (Barr) Masser.  She married Mark Koester on July 29,1976 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham.  Leah worked as a Controller at Griffith Trucking Co. in Effingham for over 20 years.  She enjoyed crafts, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.  Leah was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be very sadly missed by all of her family.

Her survivors include, her husband; Mark daughters; Amy (Brad) Westendorf of Effingham and Keri Koester of Effingham, grandchildren; Emma and Taryn Westendorf of Effingham, mother; Joyce Masser of Carmi,IL, brother, Bruce (Colleen) Masser of Carmi, IL, sister; Joni (Don) Gulley of Marion, IL.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. 


Robert Joseph Sperry

There was a great disturbance on the force on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at St. Mary’s Medical Center when Robert Joseph Sperry, Jedi, passed from this life.

Jedi Robert was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 1, 1970 to the late Jedi Master Fredrick Joseph and Debra (Santangelo) Sperry.

The loss of Jedi Robert was like the destruction of Alderaan to his wife of 11 years, Angela (Harper) Sperry of Evansville, IN; sister, Loranna Schwartz of Evansville, IN; sister-in-law, Brandy Sperry of Indianapolis, IN; padawan nieces and nephew; Angelica Sperry, Mace Sperry, Kitana Hughes; aunt, Candace Levine of Chicago, IL; cousin, Katie Mercado of Chicago, IL; special friend and Jedi brother, Christopher Beard of Evansville, IN; mother-in-law, Joyce Harper of Norris City, IL.

Jedi Robert was preceded in death by his mother Debra Santangelo in 2014, his father, Fredrick Joseph Sperry in 2012; brother, David Fredrick Sperry in 2011 and his father-in-law, Gerald Harper in 2007.

This Jedi Robert will be laid to rest at 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711 with Elder Anthony R. Hughes, Sr., Pastor officiating.

Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday May 31, 2015 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City, Illinois.

Friends can visit from 3:00 pm until service time on Saturday at Browning Funeral Home.

“May the force be with you…always”

Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville, IN  47714

Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com


Finis W. "Mac" McComas

Finis W. “Mac” McComas, 78, of Grayville, IL, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL. He was born October 17, 1936, in Colbert, OK, the son of Charles Finis and Lorene (Harvey) McComas.  He married Shirley Funkhouser on December 25, 1955, and she survives.

Mac was a member and Senior Elder of Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Grayville, and was a member of the Grayville VFW Post (past Commander), American Legion, and the Fleet Reserve Association.  During his career in the Navy, he completed three tours of duty in Vietnam in 1967, 1971 and 1973, where he logged over nine thousand flight hours in the P-2 and P-3 Orion Antisubmarine aircraft.  After his retirement from the Navy, he owned and operated the Grayville Insurance Agency.  He also played center position for the undefeated Grayville Basketball Team in 1954.

Survivors include his wife Shirley McComas; son Kevin McComas; daughter Julie Rinkenberger and Mike Hartman, all of Grayville; brother David McComas of Oklahoma City, OK; two grandchildren, Brandon Raymondand Samantha Hoy and Brian Raymond and Natasha Pearsonfour great grandchildren Kali, Josie, Madilynn and Brandon, Jr.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles McComas.

Visitation and funeral are Monday, June 1, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Visitation is at 10 am and continues until funeral time at 1 pm.  Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Fellowship Church.




Bernadine M. Karcher

BERNADINE M KARCHER  AGE 90, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY  AT 4:48 P M FRIDAY MAY 29 2015  IN THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM IN MCLEANSBORO  ILLINOIS.

SHE WAS A RETIRED SEAMSTRESS  AND RESTAURANT WAITRESS  AND ENJOYED QUILTING.  SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SISTER ; DORIS KARCHER OF WASHINGTON ILLINOIS   brother in law  LEE RUBENACKER OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS, NEPHEWS AND NIECES; ALAN AND ROGER L. RUBENACKER, LARRY AND DONNIE KARCHER, MARY KAY KERRIGAN, DIANE WEBBER, LOIS VANWINKLE , KAREN ENDICOTT  MIKE KARCHER AND ROGER KARCHER.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY JUNE 1 2015 AT 10:00 A M   AT ST CLEMENTS  CATHOLIC IN MCLEANSBORO.

VISITATION WILL BE FROM 5 TO 8 P M SUNDAY  AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME  IN MCLEANSBORO WITH A ROSARY SERVICE AT 7 P M  

BURIAL WILL BE IN THE ST CLEMENTS  CEMETERY IN MCLEANSBORO,  MEMORIALS TO THE ST CLEMENTS CEMETERY FUND AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME  WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.


John D. Aud

     John D. Aud, 33, of Carmi, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. in Carmi.  He was born on November 21, 1981 in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Jack and Rosemary (Pennington) Aud.  John was a welder at Babcock & Wilcox in Mt. Vernon, IN and a member of the Sons Of The American Legion.
     He is survived by his parents, Jack and Rosemary Aud of Carmi; his financ'e, Jaime Judge of Carmi; maternal grandparents, Glen and Danelle Holtclaw and Harold Pennington, Sr. all of Carmi; paternal grandmother, Pauline Aud of Carmi; a sister, Jackie (Michael Flechs) Yon  and niece, Brooklyn Yon all of Carmi; aunts and uncles, Jerry and Vivian Aud of Carmi, Becky and Scott Flowers of Zeeland, MI,  Cork and Brenda Pennington of Carmi and Paula and Tom Lantrip of Floyd's Knob, IN; and numerous cousins.  John was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jewel Aud; uncle, Leroy Aud and cousin, Zachary Flowers.
     Funeral services for John D. Aud, 33, of Carmi, will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in West Union Cemetery near Carmi.  Friends may call on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
     Memorial gifts may be given in John's name to Special Olympics Area 14 or Brownsville School and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.

Wayne Vaupel

Age: 79

Residence: McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away: 8:45 P.M., Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence

Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Ten Mile

Baptist Church, McLeansboro

Funeral: 1:00 P.M., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Ten Mile Church

The Church will open 1 hour before the funeral service.

Clergy: Reverend Robert Sefried and Reverend Jacob Gray

Burial: Brush Harbor Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL

Date of Birth: July 27, 1935 Place of Birth: Herald, IL

Father: Herman Theodore Vaupel Mother: Stella Mae Funkhouser

Marriage to: Peggy June Prince on December 9, 1955 in Carmi, IL

Church Affiliation: Member of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Brownsville, IL

Activities: Wayne was a Pastor for 47 years. He pastured Walnut Grove Baptist Church for

23 years and was the current pastor. He pastured many churches in Hamilton

and White Counties. He was a Cable Tool Driller in the oil field and he loved

to run his fox hounds.

Survivors:

Wife: Peggy Vaupel, McLeansboro

2 Sons: Gregory Wayne Vaupel & wife Thelma - Fairview Heights, IL

Jerrod Vaupel & wife Lois - McLeansboro, IL

2 Daughters: Denise Gray & husband Bob - McLeansboro

Janet Scott & husband Jeff - Bloomington, IN

14 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren 1 Great Great Grandchild

1 Sister: Pat Duckworth & husband Bob - Carmi, IL

2 Brothers: Ted Vaupel - Fairfield, IL

Robert Vaupel - Grayville, IL

Several Nieces and Nephews

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents; Sister Carolyn Duckworth; Brother, Harrawood

Vaupel; one Great Grandchild, Hattie Jean Gray

MEMORIALS TO: Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the church

or Harre Funeral Home

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


Gilbert Frier

   Gilbert (Gib) Frier, 90, of Carmi, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:05 p.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, IN.  Gib was born in Shawneetown, IL on January 2, 1925, the son of Richard and Maggie (Blair) Frier.   He was an active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Carmi American Legion  and V.F.W.  and a former member of the Carmi Lion's Club.  Gib enjoyed fishing, playing pool, going dancing and visiting friends.
     Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Norma Jean; a daughter, Sharon (Jim) Poshard of Danville; a son, Gib (Kathy) Frier of New Berlin; five granddaughters, Shannon (Ken) Mendonca, Vicki (Eddie) Carter, Bethany Poshard, Andrea (Erik) McCubbin and Jessica (Erik) Sanders; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry (Wanda) Frier of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law, Dean (Cindy) Deitz and Jim (Nannie) Deitz.  Gib was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers.
      Funeral services for Gib Frier, 90, of Carmi, will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with military rites by Carmi American Legion and V.F.W..  Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi.  Friends may call on Sunday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in Gib's name to Emmanuel United Methodist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.

Robert D. "Bud" Gross

Robert D. “Bud” Gross, 80, of Carmi, IL, formerly of Grayville, IL, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, IN. He was born November 3, 1934, in Griffin, IN, the son of Eweart and Dorothy (Atchley) Gross. He married Ellen C. “Chris” Hatcher in June of 1988, and she survives.

Bud was an auto mechanic and owner/operator of Bud Gross Repair Service in Grayville for 35 years. He began his career working on his own cars, and then for Mathews Ford Garage and Charlie Bullock’s Garage. He and his wife, Chris, thoroughly enjoyed drag racing, and Bud was well known in the area when he drag raced his own 1967 Ford Fairlane and 1968 Hemi-Cuda. He graduated from Grayville High School in 1952.

Survivors include his wife, Chris Gross of Carmi; stepsons Darrin Hampsten of Mt. Carmel, IL, and Brian Hampsten of Evansville; sister Nellie Heugel of Evansville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Margie Cagiano; and brother Kelly Gross.

Visitation and funeral are Thursday, June 11th, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10:00 am and funeral is at 12:00 noon, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.


John H. Kennett

JOHN H. KENNETT, AGE 88, OF CARMI, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 11:35 P.M. FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015 AT THE KINDRED HOSPITAL IN ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA.  HE WAS A RETIRED SALESMAN AND A U.S. NAVY VETERAN OF WORLD WAR II.  SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON: GARY KENNETT OF UPLAND, CALIFORNIA; A GRANDSON: GREGORY KENNETT; AND 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.  ALSO A BROTHER: DWAINE KENNETT OF LINCOLN, ILLINOIS; 3 SISTERS: PATTY MISTRETTA AND LUCILLE KENNET, BOTH OF UPLAND, CALIFORNIA, AND SHIRLEY SWILLE OF ARIZONA.  GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015 AT 1:00 P.M. AT THE OLD SPRINGER CEMETERY NEAR MCLEANSBORO.  THOSE ATTENDING THE SERVICE ARE ASKED TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY FOR THE SERVICE.  THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME OF MCLEANSBORO IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.


Sue C. Parker

Sue C. Parker, age 80, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at 3:10 pm on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at her home.

She was a home maker.  She was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband Dean Parker, a son David (and wife Amber) Parker of Wayne City, two daughters: Deana (and husband Bob) Anderson of Wayne City, and Vicki Chambliss of Wayne City.  Six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Sue C. Parker will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at the Wayne City Church of God with pastor Gary Cline officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, June 12th at the Wayne City Church of God.

Memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Church, the American Cancer Society, or to the Shriners Club, and will be accepted at the church or at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Roy Glendale "Glen" Lack

     Roy Glendale “Glen” Lack, 80, of Carmi, IL, died Thursday morning, June 11, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, IN.  Glen was born May 25, 1935, in Osage County, OK, the son of Comal and Bonnie Matlock Lack. He spent his early childhood years in Idaho and Arkansas and later  moved to Illinois, where he graduated high school in Norris City.
     Glen is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara (Miner) Lack; daughter, Brenda Lack, Carmi, daughter and son-­in-law, Ron and Glenda (Lack) O’Neal, Maineville, OH; one grandson, Glennon “Bryke” O’Neal, Carlsbad, CA;  brother Vearl Lack, Prescott Valley, AZ; sisters, Joyce Hillyard, Carmi, and Linda Zentner, Minneapolis MN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three siblings, Lonnie “Bud" Lack and two infant brothers. 
     He retired as an independent driller after more than 50 years in the gas and oil industry; beginning at age 24, as the youngest driller for Kirk Drilling in Carmi. He then followed in his father’s footsteps with Texas Eastern, moving 
his wife and young daughters to Holbrook and Marietta, PA. Glen returned to IL in the 1960’s where he owned and operated Lack’s DX Service Station in Carmi and Ashland Oil Bulk Plant in Grayville.
     Glen loved outdoor activities and enjoyed hunting. His hobbies included restoring classic cars and he was an avid reader, sometimes reading as many as 25 books a week.
     Visitation is at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. The Omaha General Baptist Church will host a dinner at the Farm Bureau Building for family members and friends following the service.
     To honor his giving nature, the family has established the Glen Lack Memorial Fund. Donations will be accepted  at Campbell Funeral Home or First Bank, 201 E. Main St., Carmi, IL 62821. Funds will be used to meet the basic needs of students in the Carmi –White Co School District, enabling them to stay in school and complete their high 
school education.  

Jesse L. Cross

Jesse L. Cross, 87, of Carmi, IL, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Deaconess VNA Plus Hospice Care in Evansville, IN. He was born July 21, 1927, in Crossville, IL, the son of Alfonso and Minnie B. (Paschel) Cross. He married Bertha M. Gubbins on August 14, 1948, and she survives.

For more that 73 years, since he was 14 years old, Jesse was a member the First Christian Church in Carmi, where he served as a Deacon and an Elder. He was a veteran of the Army and served during both World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during his service in Korea. Jesse was well-known in the area as owner and operator of Cross Automotive Service in Carmi.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha M. Cross of Carmi; sons David (Janice) Cross of Carmi, and William (Barbara) Cross of Highland, IL; sisters Mary Gail Bertram of West Virginia, Alva Lee (Ervin) Hargrave of Carmi, Vickie (Merl) Pollack of Crossville, Joyce (Norman) Martin of Crossville; grandchildren Shawn (Melissa) Cross, Jessica (Jonathon) West, Jason Cross, Shelly Cross, Bethany Cross and Jason Howell, Nick Lavalle, Paula Lavalle; great grandchildren, Anya Cross, Jesse Cross, Carolyn West, Alex West, Codi Cross, Gage Cross, Ariana Goforth, Allie Haskell, Grace Howell.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Joan Baker and Betty Margaret Attebury.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Tuesday, June 16th at First Christian Church in Carmi. Funeral is at 10 am, Wednesday, June 17th at First Christian Church with burial in White County Memorial Gardens.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.



William Lee "Bill" Holloman

William Lee “Bill” Holloman, 68, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born July 11, 1946, in Herald, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Eula (Bradley) Holloman. He was married to Brenda Kay Williams on May 1, 1964, and she survives.

Bill was a truck driver for Brown Feed and Chemical in Carmi, after working for over 25 years at Elastec. He had a passion for Summer League Baseball and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the Fighting Illini. His church home was Ashland Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife Brenda Kay Holloman; sons William Holloman, Jr., Kelly (Lisa) Holloman; daughters Rickie (Jeff) Pollard, Christine (David) Hertzing, all of Carmi; brothers Lonnie Holloman of Herald, Greg Holloman of Conroe, Texas, Rocky Holland of Cleveland, Texas; sisters Tracy (Paul) Wilson of Willis, Texas, Ginger Holloman and Vern Wathen of Conroe, Texas; seven grandchildren, Dustin Holloman, Brooke Marie Walters, Jordan Lee Hertzing, Gavin Holloman, Grayley Jo Holloman, Jimmy Sexton, Shelby Pollard; one great-grandchild Adline Page Muse.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Joe, Jack and John Holloman; sisters Becky Rowe and Kathy Smith.

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Wednesday, June 17th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Funeral is at 10 am, Thursday, June 18th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven, Illinois.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s memory to the Carmi Summer Recreation League and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.


Phyllis Roberta (McPherson) Tucker

PHYLLIS ROBERTA (MCPHERSON) TUCKER, AGE 96, A RESIDENT OF DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 12:55 P.M. FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015 IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM OF THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS. SHE LOVED GARDENING, HER FLOWERS, PLAYING CARDS, AND ENJOYING SIGHTSEEING.   

SHE IS SURVIVED BY TWO DAUGHTERS: DONNA SUE, AND HUSBAND MARVIN, WILKERSON OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS, AND ROBERTA JUNE EATON OF COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS; A SON-IN-LAW: GENE RICHARDS OF BELLE RIVE, ILLINOIS; A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: BARBARA, AND HER HUSBAND TOMMY, WILLIAMSON OF BELLE RIVE, ILLINOIS; TWO SISTERS: MARCELLA JOHNSON OF STREAMWOOD, ILLINOIS, AND MARION, AND HER HUSBAND DON, WILLIAMS OF MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS.  NINE GRANDCHILDREN, 19 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND 4 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ALSO SURVIVE .

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PHYLLIS ROBERTA (MCPHERSON) TUCKER WILL BE HELD AT 10:00 A.M. TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015 AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN DAHLGREN.  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE SUGAR CAMP CEMETERY NEAR BELLE RIVE, ILLINOIS.  VISITATION WILL BE FROM 5 P.M. TO 8 P.M.  MONDAY AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN DAHLGREN. MEMORIALS TO THE SUGAR CAMP CEMETERY FUND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME.


Gailen Webb

            Gailen Webb, 81 of McLeansboro, passed away Monday June 15, 2015 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born June 8, 1934 in McLeansboro, the son of Samuel and Madeline (Thompson) Webb. He married Velma Brown on December 25, 1956.
            Gailen was a longtime Barber, starting in Charleston, IL and spending most of his years in McLeansboro. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Protestant faith. Most of all, Gailen loved his grandchildren and his family. He was excited about having another great-grandchild on the way.
            He is survived by his wife, Velma; his son, Robin (Teresa) Webb of McLeansboro; his daughter, Cindy McCormick of McLeansboro; grandchildren, Kristopher McCormick, Kassi (Jesse) Seals, Courtney (Bobby) Robertson, Callie (Adam Johnson) Webb, Corey and Cord Webb; great-grandchildren, Kaydence McCormick, Charliey, Elijah and Axton Robertson; two sisters-in-law, Mildred and Bonnie Webb. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Willis, Harry, David, Ernest, Edsel, Darrell, Samuel and Val Gene; sisters, Reba, Opal, Carrie, Wilma and Lucille.
            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday June 18, 2015 at the McLeansboro General Baptist Church with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the McLeansboro General Baptist Church. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the McLeansboro American Legion.Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the donors choice. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Turner

     Donald Turner, 84, of Norris City, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:17 p.m. at Enfield Rehab and Nursing in Enfield.  He was born January 17, 1931 in Brownsville, IL, the son of Raymond and Viola Mae (Hillyard) Turner.  He was an electrician.
     Donald is survived by his companion of over 20 years, Irene Bishop of Norris City;  two sons, Clyde (Janet) Turner of Mt. Carmel and Terry (Debbie) Turner of Chandler, IN; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel (George) Finch of Odessa, TX; a foster sister, Pat (George) Piper of Columbia, MO; a foster brother, Buddy;  Irene's children, Elizabeth (Keith) Bryant of Norris City, Orville Hysell and Pamela Burke both of Carbondale and Del (Vickie) Bishop of Evansville, IN; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Simpson.
     Graveside services and burial for Donald Turner, 84, of Norris City, will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at West Union Cemetery near Carmi.  Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.