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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.


Derrek 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.


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.


Patricia (Winter) Draper

Patricia (Winter) Draper, 67, of Carmi, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:05 a.m. at her home.  She was born November 25, 1946 in Burnt Prairie Township, IL, the daughter of Norman E. and Mary E. (Burroughs) Winter.  Pat married Larry E. Draper on November 18, 1967 and he preceded her in death on September 12, 2012.  She retired from the US Department of Agriculture with 30 years of service at the White County Farm Service Agency in 2007.  Pat was a member of the Emmanuel Methodist Church in Carmi, the Carmi Lions Club and White County HCE.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher (Cyndi) Draper of Raleigh, IL and Jason (Lee Ann) Draper of Carmi; and the joys of her life, grandchildren Lincoln, Abigail and Emmaline Draper.  Also surviving is Pat's  mother, Mary E. Winter of Carmi; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Richard D. (Janice) Winter of Burnt Prairie, Douglas (Nancy J.) Winter of Mill Shoals and Linda Draper of Enfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Patricia (Winter) Draper, 67, of Carmi, will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Revs. Robert McKelvey and Mike Buckman officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden near Carmi.  Friends may call on Monday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Memorial gifts in Pat's name may be given to the Carmi Lions Club or Emmanuel United Methodist Church New Building Fund and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

The family would like to express thanks to all the care givers and Hospice for the care given to Pat.


Martha K. Aydt

Martha K. Aydt, age 66, a resident of Dahlgren, IL passed away at 9:30 A.M. Thursday, October 23rd at her home.    

She was born December 21st, 1947 to Oswald & Mary (Hensley) Sights.

She was a home maker, and a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Dahlgren, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Eldon Turrentine.

Survivors include:  her husband, Larry P. Aydt; two sons:  Kenneth (and Lori) Aydt of Mt. Vernon, IL and Dennis Aydt of Dahlgren, IL and one grandson, Levi Aydt, stationed at San Antonio, TX.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, October 24th at Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. at St. John's Catholic Church in Dahlgren, IL.

Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren is in charge of arrangements.


Minnie O. Mosbarger

Minnie O. Mosbarger, 88, of Grayville, Illinois, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois. She was born October 2, 1926, in Hancock County, Kentucky, the daughter of Perry and Mamie (Lain) Boling.  She was married to James R. “Bob” Mosbarger on December 29, 1946, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2012.

 

Minnie was a member of the First Christian Church in Grayville.  She was owner of Super M Discount Store in Grayville for eight and one half years, and she was co-owner of Grayville Plumbing and Heating with her husband, Bob.

 

Survivors include her son Michael G. Mosbarger of Grayville; daughter-in-law Bonnie Mosbarger of Colorado; sisters-in-law Opal Boling of Henderson, Kentucky and Helen Mosbarger Baker of Grayville; brother-in-law Jim Judge of Grayville; grandchildren Tonya Price and Greg Mosbarger; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including her special nephews Tom (Melas) Millar, Jerry Mosbarger and Merrill Mosbarger.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Steven Wayne Mosbarger; and brother Darrell Boling.

 

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Friday, October 24th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Funeral is at 11 am, Saturday, October 25th  at Cook Funeral Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

 

Memorials may be made to Grayville First Christian Church.


Dorothy Fishback

     Dorothy Fishback, 95, of Carmi, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:45 a.m. at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  Dorothy was born in Dale, IL on June 10, 1919, the daughter of Charlie and Hattie Easter Crayne and was a longtime resident of White County.  She was married to James Harril Fishback who preceded her in death on July 1, 1992.

     Dorothy was an avid antiquer.  She enjoyed running an antique business out of her home on Stewart Street for many years.  Her family and friends knew they were always welcome at her home.  Earlier in life she had been a Wearever Utensil dealer.  She also had clerked at grocery stores and worked at the Carmi Factory.

     Dorothy entered Wabash Christian on November 23, 2007.  She particularly enjoyed the church services and Bible Study.  She was of the Pentecostal faith.  She had her place in the front lobby where she enjoyed the visitors.

     She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Simmons and her friend, Lawrence Martin, who was very active in her care.  Other survivors include a sister-in-law, Betty Fishback of Carmi; grandsons, Jim (Anna) Simmons of Morton, IL, Lynn (Jane) Simmons and Keith (Judie) Simmons all of Enfield, Rick (Phyllis) Fishback of Carriere, MS, Charles (Donna) Fishback, Gary Fishback and Don Fishback of Picayune, MS; two granddaughters, Sherry Fishback Foster of Picayune, MS and Jamie (Dennis) Morgan of Taylor, SC; 16 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

     She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, James Harril Fishback, Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Ann Fishback; a son-in-law, James A. Simmons; three sisters, Opal Crawford, Inez Aldrich and Oma Ellison; and three brothers, Jesse, Silas and Arlie Crayne.

     She was blessed by a wonderful pastor, Mike Fields, the nursing staff at Wabash Christian Retirement, the Hospice group, and a good roommate, Betty Blackford.  We appreciate all of the prayers, visitors and cards.

     Funeral services for Dorothy Fishback, 95, of Carmi, will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Jon Westfall officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden near Carmi.  Friends may call on Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

     I lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wabash Christian Retirement Center or Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.


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.


Rev. W. Paul Slocumb

     Rev. W. Paul Slocumb, 95, of Norris City passed away at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born January 2, 1919 in Massac County, IL the son of Charlie and Nellie Ann (Smith) Slocumb.  Paul married Geneva (Finley) Kingery on June 5, 1987 and she preceded him in death on December 31, 2013.  He served in country as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II.  Paul was a carpenter, Church of God minister, member of Norris City Church of God, Carmi American Legion Post #224, Carmi Lions Club and ran the Norris City Food Bank for 20 years alongside his wife.
     Paul is survivied by two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Debbie Slocumb of La Porte, TX and Douglas and Joyce Slocumb of Cleveland, TN; three daughters, Joyce Summers of La Porte, TX, Brenda Jackson of Deer Park, TX and Glenda Wilburn of Cleveland, TN; a step-son, Ray E. Kingery and his wife Jenepher Driggers of Norris City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Fern E. Slocumb, a son, Paul D. Slocumb two great grandchildren, twos sisters, Helen Whitsitt and Aretha Fishback and two brothers, Charles Harry and James Walter Slocumb.
    Funeral Services for Rev. W. Paul Slocumb, 95, of Norris City will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Rev. Eric Evans officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden with Military Rites by the Carmi American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Irene Maurer

Irene Maurer, 95 of Carmi, passed away Saturday October 18, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center. She was born March 11, 1919 in Carmi, the daughter of Daniel C. and Anna (Winter) Keim. She married Carl H. Maurer on November 20, 1937 and he preceded her in death on.
Irene had worked at Ainsbrooke Sewing Factory in Carmi until it closed. She loved to quilt and crochet. She had been a volunteer at Jefferson school helping with the reading program. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and had been a sunday school teacher in almost every class.
She is survived by 1 son, Allan Keith (Cuma) Maurer of Mt. Vernon, IN; 1 daughter, Margaret Ann (Ray) Garner of Crossville; 6 grandchildren, Michael (Gloria) Garner, Kay (Bill) Grunwald, Janie (Tim) Jones, Susan (Jeff) Colson, Jill (John) Gerton and Mark (Holly) Maurer; 13 great-grandchildren, Daniel (Cathleen) Garner, Christine (Derek) Wissel, Jacqueline (Cody) Kunce, Austin Colson, Aaron and Brandon Jones, Patrick and William Gerton, Olivia Gerton, Ashley, Ethan, Aiden and Evan Maurer; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Andi, Nolan and Wyatt Garner. She was preceded in death by 1 brother, John Clarence Keim.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday October 23, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home with Chaplain Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in Rieb Cemetery near Carmi. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorials are suggesed to the Jefferson School Library. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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.


Helen R. Erkmann

Helen R. Erkmann, 90, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, October 13, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born May 16, 1924, in Dale, Illinois, the daughter of Hobert P. and Eliza (Biggerstaff) Trout.  She was married to William E. Erkmann, and he preceded her in death.

Helen was a homemaker and a member of the Webb’s Chapel Church in McLeansboro, Illinois.

Survivors include daughter Wanda Fern (Gary) Linder of Enfield, Illinois; grandchildren Holly (Phil) Healy and Chanda (Ryan) Sauls; great grandchildren Breyton Sauls and Annsley Healy; sisters in law Opal Hall and Fay Morris.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Earl, Kenneth and Clyde Trout; and sister Wanda Cantrell.

Visitation and funeral are Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Visitation is at 11 am, and funeral is at 1 pm.  Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. 

Memorial may be made to WCRC Memory Care Activities Fund.

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Ruby J. Johnson

Ruby J. Johnson, 91 of Enfield, passed away Sunday morning October 12, 2014 at the Enfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 17, 1923 in Harrisburg, the daughter of Stella Price. She married Cegal Johnson and he preceded her in death.
Ruby had worked in many area nursing homes and had also worked in the area school cafeterias. She was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by 1 daughter, LaVada (Wayne) Boyd of Enfield; 2 grandchildren, Tonya and Shayne Boyd; 2 sisters, Utha Angelly and Donna Browning both of Harrisburg.A few nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with Rev. Jerry Wells officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery at Eldorado. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Everett "Moose" James

Everett "Moose" James, 55, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Rehab and Nursing in Carmi. He was born April 6, 1959 in Carmi the son of Everett Cloyd and Karen Sue (Crawford) James.

Surviving are his father and step-mother Everett and Joan James of Carmi; a brother and sister-in-law Chris and Tabatha James of Grayville, IL; a sister Karen Christine Jones of Sheriden, WY; nine nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles Sherry and Bob Phillips, Lanna Crawford, Jerry and Jeanie Crawford, Rodney and Jenny Crawford, Julius and Arvy James, Clarence and Peggy James, Edgar James and Claude and Pat James. He was preceded in death by his mother, a sister Tammy Crawford a nephew Luke Crawford.

Graveside funeral services and burial for Everett "Moose" James, 55 of Carmi will be Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Marshall Ferry Cemtery in Dog Town with the Rev. Keith Moore officiating. There will be no visitation you are asked to meet at the Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in Moose James name to the Campbell Funeral Home to help with expenses. The Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in Charge of arrangements.


Ella B. Carmack

    Ella B. Carmack, 95, of Carmi passed away at 6:15 a.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing.  She was born December 12, 1918 in Alton, IL the daughter of Frank and Mary (Yarbrough) Ritchey.  Ella married Cevil Cilvester Carmack on May 11, 1941 and he preceded her in death on December 7, 1997.  For 23 years, she had worked as a clerk at Harper's Drug Store.  Ella had attended Cherry St. General Baptist Church.

    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Larry Shields of Collinsville, IL; three grandchildren, Teri Garrett and her husband Keith of Collinsville, Scott Shields and his wife Phyllis  and Jack Shields all of Troy; a step great granddaughter, Nichole Dotson; a step-great great granddaughter, Aaralynn Merkel; a sister, Edna Dailey of Elmwood, IL; several nieces and nephews along with a dear friend, Morris McCall.  Ella was preceded in death by a son, Cevil Eugene Carmack, two sisters, Katheryene Jay and Frances Lambirth and a brother, Vallie Ritchey.
     Funeral Services for Ella B. Carmack, 95, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Lowes Browning officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Ella's memory to The Phoenix Foundation and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Mary Alice Draper

     Mary Alice Draper, 96, of Carmi passed away at 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born December 14, 1917 in Harrisburg, IL the daughter of Joe and Virgie (Johnson) Holden.  Mary Alice married Howard George Draper, Jr., on July 26, 1936 and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1989.  She was a seamstress and helped her husband operate Drapers Store for Men along with helping run New Way Cleaners in Carmi and Eldorado.  Mary Alice was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Carmi and enjoyed playing bridge.
     She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diann and Jim Williams of Norris City and Janet and Jack Herron of Cape Giraedeau, MO; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard George, III and Karen Draper of Snowmass, CO; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a brother Harold Holden.
    Graveside funeral services and burial for Mary Alice Draper, 96, of Carmi will be 10:00 a.m, Saturday, October 11, 2014 in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi with Jim Williams and Mike Fields officiating.  A gathering to celebrate the life of Mary Alice will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Operation Now.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Wabash Christian Retirement Center and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carm who is in charge of arrangements.

Billie J. (Bill) Trotter

Billie J. (Bill) Trotter, age 83, a resident of Belle Rive, Illinois passed away at 1:45 P.M. Friday, October 3rd in the Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in McLeansboro, IL.

He was born on July 15th, 1931 to Naaman & Phoeba (Turner) Trotter.

He was a retired technician with the Hamilton County Telephone Co-op in Dahlgren, IL and a member of the Dahlgren Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty L. Trotter (Irvin); 1 son: David (wife Carolyn) Trotter of Belle Rive, IL; 2 daughters: Diane Haile of Bethany, IL and Nancy Davis of Mt. Vernon, IL; 1 brother: Ralph Trotter of Dahlgren, IL; 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, October 5th at Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, IL.

Funeral services for Billie J. (Bill) Trotter will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 6th at the Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, IL.

Burial will follow at the Lowry Cemetery near Belle Rive, IL.

Memorials may be given to the Lowry Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, IL.


Jim Luellen

Age                       78

Residence:           McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:      2:25 P.M., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at his home.                

Visitation:           1:00 to 2:00 P.M.  Tues. Oct. 7, Harre Funeral Home              

Memorial Service:  2:00 P.M.,  Tuesday,  Oct. 7, 2014,  Harre Funeral Home

Masonic Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. by A.F. & A.M. Polk Lodge 137.           

 Clergy:                 Reverend Larry Woodrow

As per Jim’s  request,  he is to be cremated and his cremains will be scattered

during a private family service at a later date.

                            

Date of Birth:           October 13, 1935                        Place of Birth:  Odessa, Texas

Father:                      Robert Leuellen                              Mother:  Thalia (Gibson) Leuellen  

Marriage to:               Shirley (Cummins) Leuellen   

Date of Marriage:      November 28, 1954             Place of Marriage:  Carmi IL. 

Occupation:                 Farmer                                                                              

Church Affiliation:      First United Methodist Church, McLeansboro, IL.

Activities:              Jim was the store manager of Illinois Brokerage and later P.N. Hirsch for several years.  He was also the owner of Jim Leuellen Trucking, Inc. from 1995 to 2007     He was a member of A.F. & A.M. Polk Lodge 137, McLeansboro, IL.,  Scottish Rite Bodies of Belleville &  IL, Ainad Temple Shriners, East St. Louis, IL.

Survivors:         

Wife:               Shirley Leuellen , McLeansboro, IL

5 Daughters:   Jill Cain and husband David, Enfield, IL

            Teresa Wellen and husband Marvin, Dahlgren, IL

            Jessica , Ashley & Heidi Leuellen,  McLeansboro, IL

2 Sons:            Jeff Leuellen and wife Cindy, McLeansboro, IL

            Fred Leuellen and wife Sandi, McLeansboro, IL

8 Grandchildren:    Jeremy Owen and wife Amy, McLeansboro, IL

            Josh Owen and wife Tara, Elberfield, IN

            Jennifer Brown and husband Jason, Lexington, KY

            Rachael Gorman and husband Jeremy, Evansville, IN

            Mary Williams and husband Brandon, Crossville, IL

            Jenna & Moriah Wellen, Dahlgren, IL

            Sydney Leuellen, Harrisburg, IL

            Johnathon Leuellen, St. Louis, MO

19 Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters:          1 Brother    

Preceded in Death by:  Parents, Son David, granddaughter, Cheyenne Hise, great granddaughter, Gabrielle Raelee Owen;  2 Brothers Phillip and Bob

Memorials To:    Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home                                                          

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


Peggy J. Venable

Peggy J. Venable, age 84, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois passed away at 4:25 A.M. Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.

She was born on June 28th, 1930 in McLeansboro, Illinois, the daughter of Willard & Gretta (Wallace) Boyd

She was a home maker and she also worked as a caregiver.

Survivors include 5 sons:  Stephan (wife Dorothy) Reed of Carson City, Nevada; Rick (wife Diane) Reed of McLeansboro, Illinois; Gary (wife Lisa) Reed of Springfield, Illinois; Kevin (wife Wendy) Reed of McLeansboro, Illinois; Alan (wife Debbie) Venable of Irvington, Illinois; and a sister:  Thelma Lou Johnson of McLeansboro, Illinois.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, October 4th at Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro.

Funeral services for Peggy J. Venable will be at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 5th at the Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro, IL.

Burial will follow at the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL.

 

Memorials may be given to the Illinois Lung Association or the Disabled American Veterans, and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home.


Rebecca "Becky" Dean Carter Meece

Rebecca “Becky” Dean Carter Meece

Age:                    63

Residence:         Attica,  Michigan

Passed Away:    8:45   P.M.,  Sunday,    September 28,  2014 at her residence.                        

Visitation:         11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.,  Friday,  October 3, 2014,   Harre

                           Funeral Home,    McLeansboro, IL          

Funeral:            1:00 P.M., Friday,  Oct. 3 at Harre Funeral Home                             

Clergy:              Reverend  Mike Fields

Burial:              Hopewell Cemetery,     McLeansboro, IL

                   

Date of Birth:            August 24, 1951              Place of Birth:  Eldorado, IL

Father:                       Rex Dean Carter            Mother:  Lucille (Lohnes) Carter

Marriage to:               Allan Meece                                                                                             

Church Affiliation:  Member of the Second Baptist Church

ActivitiesShe loved going fishing, puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.

Occupation:   She worked in Tool & Die Design and was employed by General Motors.

                        She had retired from this occupation.                                        

Survivors:

Husband:         Allan Meece  -  Attica, MI             

1 –Son:              Chad Meece

1 – Daughter:    Angie Williams

2 -Granddaughters:   Courtney Smith, Peyton Williams

1 -Grandson:             Hunter Smith

1 -Brother:    Rex Carter & wife Kim of Walpole

2 -Sisters:    Shirley Bau & husband David of Enfield, IL

                     Alta Pearl Charron

Sisters-in-Law:    Jeanine Hunter, Cindy Jones, Cherri Overlin

Several  Aunts, Uncles, Nephews & Nieces

Special Aunt & Uncle:   Teoria & Curtis Varney-  McLeansboro, IL

                   

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:   Parents, Grandparents Russell & Ermal

                                                      Clevenger & Dallas & Lillian Lohnes.

  

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


Bobby Eckiss, Sr.

     Bobby Eckiss, Sr., 85, of Carmi, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:55 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil, IN.  He was born September 26, 1928 in Mt. Carmel, IL, the son of John and Tillie (Smith) Eckiss.  Bobby married Ellon Bruce McClure on October 8, 1949.  He was a member of Teamsters, a Truck Driver and a member of Springerton Community Church.
     Bobby is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ellon "Mickey" Eckiss; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Kenny Rager of Carmi, Tina and Robert Timmerman of Independence, KY and Sandra and Jay Robison of Haubstadt, IN; three sons and daughters-in-law; Bobby and Ruth Eckiss, Jr. of Robards, KY, Kevin and Susie Eckiss of Brazil, IN and Terry and Teri Eckiss, Sr. of Boonville, IN; 10 grandchildren, Brett (Sara) Rager, Brian (Juanita) Rager, Jenny (Jeremy) Gibson, Jeremy Eckiss, Jennifer (Cody) Glaser- Remaklus, Terry Eckiss, Savannah Eckiss, Jason Eckiss, Scott Robison, Amy (Jason) Yow;  and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lorene Williams; and two brothers, Raymond and Merylin Eckiss.
    Funeral Services for Bobby Eckiss, 85, of Carmi will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Kenny Rager and Rev. William Jackson officiating.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m.  Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Inside Out Recovery, 1408 E. Hendrix St., Brazil, IN 47834 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Louis G. Roberts

            Louis G. Roberts, 82 of Enfield, passed away Saturday morning September 13, 2014 at his home. He was born August 31, 1932 in Mt. Vernon, IN the son of Dorsey and Edna (Rice) Roberts. He married Joyce A. Anderson on June 1, 1953 and she preceded him in death on October 8, 2011.
            Louis had been a gas station owner in the area. He was a tinkerer, he enjoyed working on all kinds of projects. He was a United States Army Veteran during Korea. He was a member of the Springerton Church of Jesus Christ.
            He is survived by his son, Louis (Pamela) Roberts of Enfield; his daughter, Deborah (Albert) Essary of Braceville; 3 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Esther Stone of Poseyville, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 4 brothers, Jim, William, John D. and Frank and 1 sister, Florence Pruitt.
            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday September 15, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Kitty Sweetin Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m until services. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Carmi American Legion and V.F.W. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Eloise K. Fuller

     Eloise K. Fuller, 94, of Carmi, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.  She was born on October 15, 1919 in Carmi, the daughter of James A. and Nancy Ann (Renshaw) Martin.  Eloise married Max Ronald Kuykendall on September 28, 1940 and he proceeded her in death on February 24, 1987.  She married Ward Eugene Fuller on September 10, 1988 and he proceeded her in death on August 24, 2007.  She was a housewife, a secretary at First Baptist Church, a beautician and member of First Baptist Church in Carmi.
     Eloise is survived by three sons and two daughter-in law, Larry and Judy Kuykendall of Robinson, IL, Rick and Lori Kuykendall of Carmi, and Don Kuykendall of Las Vegas, NM; a step-daughter, Sue Myers of Evansville, IN; a brother-in-law, Bill Kuykendall of Crossville; a sister-in-law, Ruth Broom of Zanesville, OH; five grandchildren, Kevin and Dawn Kuykendall, Hannah Kuykendall, Jake Kuykendall, Mallory Kuykendall, and Olivia Kuykendall; six step-grandchildren, Brad Boone, Diana Lane, Lee Ann Boone, Pam Armstrong, Debbie Ackerman and Beth Ann Myers; five great-grandchildren, Kelsi and Abby Kuykendall and Jared, Jasmine and Jade Tschida.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Leda Knight, a brother, Ray Martin, and a grandson, Jason Kuykendall.
     Funeral Services for Eloise K. Fuller, 94, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Eloise's memory to White County Seniors Citizens and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Norbert Franklin Maier

Norbert Franklin Maier, 94, Crossville, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at his home in Crossville. He was born on December 20 1919 in Carmi, the son of Reuben Anton and Mabel Eliza (Ritsch) Maier. He married Marjorie Nell Willis on March 10, 1949. Norbert was a WWII veteran where six Maier boys served and only five came home. Norb owned Maier Grocery for 30 years, was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls fan, raised homing pigeons, boxed in Golden Gloves, a member of Mallette Flyers Softball Team, raised beagle dogs, worked with Senior Citizens delivering meals until age 91, was "Illinois Senior Citizen of the Year" in 2008, and was a great father and grandfather to his children.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marjorie; two sons, Brad Maier and his wife, Becky, Doug Maier and his wife, Susan; two daughters, Brenda Eaton and her husband, Ron and Debbie Ashby and her husband, Jim; eight grandchildren, Paige Maier, Nicole Maier, Mallory Maier, Kelsey Maier, Jason Eaton, Bria Ashby. Shawn Ashby and Trey Ashby; and twelve great-grandchildren, Jackson Eaton, Chase Eaton, Katlyn Ashby, Ellyn Ashby, Erin Ashby, Emma Ashby, Katyaa Ashby, Jimmy Ashby, Jasmin Acord, Julian Acord, Kaitlyn Gill and Cayson Gill. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Johnson, Virginia Iglehart, Evelyn and Clara Maier; and five brothers, Robert "Shug", Reuben "Jake", Joseph, William E. "Bill" and Ronald Meier.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial gifts may be given in Norbert's name to FOP # 249 Shop With A Cop and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.


Irene Partain

IRENE PARTAIN, AGE 99, A FORMER RESIDENT OF BROUGHTON, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 4:15 A.M. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 IN THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CARE CENTER IN MCLEANSBORO.  SHE WAS A RETIRED FLOOR MANAGER AT THE FORMER ELDER MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN MCLEANSBORO.  SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONE SON: CARROLL DEAN (WIFE PATRICIA) PARTAIN OF MCLEANSBORO; ONE DAUGHTER: PAULINE (HUSBAND BILL) GHOLSON OF VIENNA; SIX GRANDCHILDREN, FOURTEEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND TWO GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.  ONE BROTHER: JOHN WILBURN OWEN OF FINLAY, OHIO ALSO SURVIVES.  FUNERAL SERVICES FOR IRENE PARTAIN WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO WITH THE REV. ROBERT SEFRIED OFFICIATING.  VISITATION WILL BE HELD FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. TUESDAY AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.  BURIAL WILL BE AT HICKORY HILL CEMETERY NEAR BROUGHTON.  MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE BROUGHTON BAPTIST CHURCH AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME. 


Rhonda M. Choate

Rhonda M. Choate, resident of Belle Rive, Illinois, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM in the Good Samaritan Regional Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband: Guy Choate, Jr. of Belle Rive; one daughter: Jennifer Canfield of Mt. Vernon; her parents: Michael and Charlene Maurer of Dahlgren, and one grandchild.  A private gravesite service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Richardson Hill Cemetery near Dahlgren with the Rev. Jeremy Hamson officiating.  Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of the arrangements.  


Suzanne (Arnold) McCormick

    Suzanne  (Arnold) McCormick, 71 of rural Carmi, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:55 p.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She was born January 21, 1943 in Evansville, IN, the daughter of Felix William and Sallie Helen (Brumblay) Arnold.  She married John W. McCormick June 19, 1965.  She was a member of the Carmi First Christian Church, retired school teacher, housewife, mother, and business administrator.    

     Surviving are her husband of 49 years John McCormick of Carmi; two daughters and sons-in-law Aliza Anne and Daniel Nagelhout and their children Anna and Garrett Nagelhout of Plymouth, MI, and Shannon Kathleen and Ed Dzyngel and their children McKayla and Connor Dzyngel of Livonia, MI.
     Funeral services for Suzanne Arnold McCormick will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Carmi.  Burial will be at Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi. Visitation will be on Wednesday at 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Pets At Risk and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.

George E. (G.E.) Kissner

George E. (G.E.) Kissner, 92, a well known businessman of Wayne City, died peacefully at 5:21 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

 

George was born Friday, January 13, 1922, in Dix, Illinois.  He was the son of William and Opal (Laird) Kissner.  He married Cecil (Haynes) Kissner on November 1, 1940, and they had five children.  After Cecil's passing on November 11, 1961, he later married Joan (Buchanan) Kissner, who survives him, on January 22, 1968.

 

George spent most of his years in Wayne City operating various successful businesses and partnerships.  Among them were G.E. Kissner Grain Company and Feed Mill, Kissner and Weaver Farm Equipment, and G.E. Kissner Cattle Company.  He also operated a sawmill, farmed for several years, owned a large ranch in South Dakota, and fed a large number of cattle in his feedlots.

 

His passions were beef cattle, studying the commodity and stock markets, and watching televised cattle auctions.  He loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Maggie.  George was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

 

In addition to his wife, Joan, George is survived by his sons, Bill (and wife Jeanne) of Wayne City, Bob (and wife Sandra) of Wayne City, Tom (and wife Judy) of Grand Chain, his daughter Linda Buchanan (and husband Jim) of Bluford, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

 

George was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Cecil; a son, Jerry Kissner; his brother, Roy Kissner; and granddaughter, Teresa Buchanan.

 

Visitation will be held at the Wayne City Baptist Church on Friday, September 19, at 5:00 pm and the funeral at the church on Saturday morning, September 20, at 10:00 am.  Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City is in charge of all the arrangements.


Herbert Clella Penner

Herbert Clella Penner, 76, of Griffin, Indiana, died at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from injuries sustained in a fall from a ladder at his home.  He was born June 11, 1938, in Gibson County, Indiana, the son of Clella and Mary (Goodson) Penner.  He was married to Elaine (Fewkes) Penner, and she survives.

Herbert was retired from Emge Meat Packing Company in Ft. Branch, Indiana.  He enjoyed antiques, and was a blacksmith.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Penner of Griffin; son Herbert “Tony” (Michelle) Penner of Satellite Beach, Florida; daughter Patricia Penner of Lincoln City, Illinois; brother Harold Penner of Tillamook, Oregon; grandchildren Kinberly (Aaron) Koman, Alissa (Cash) Smith and Kyle Penner; great grandchildren Julian, Cody and Ashlyn; step great grandchildren Christian, Lilly and Aiden.

A memorial visitation will be 4-6 pm, Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  A private burial will take place at a later date.


Bobby Gene Ackerman

Bobby Gene Ackerman, 60, of Shawneetown, IL died on Monday morning, September 22, 2014, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.  He was born July 12, 1954, in Eldorado, the son of Everett and Edith Ackerman.
                Bobby was in the U. S. Navy for 28 years and was a Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran.  He  had been  a member of the American Legion Posts in Shawneetown, Harrisburg  and New Haven.
                He is survived by his sons John “Bobby” Ackerman of Springerton and Fredrick Shaheen  of Horn Lake, Mississippi , five grandchildren and special friend Linda L. Hayes.
                Graveside services for Bobby Gene Ackerman will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 10 A.M. at Kuykendall  Cemetery near Carmi with military rites by the combined units of the Carmi American Legion and VFW.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 26, 2014 at the funeral home.
                Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Nancy Lambdin

Nancy Lambdin, 71, of Carmi passed away at 5:13 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.  She was born November 3, 1942 in Evansville, IN the daughter of Francis Perry and Eloise Anita Cecilia (Hammerstein) Kisner. Nancy was a Registered Nurse and work as a home health nurse.  She was a member of St. Patrick and St. Polycarp Catholic Churchs and was a part of the Quilters Guild.

     Nancy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jon Perry and Connie Sue Lambdin of Carmi and a brother and sister-in-law, David and Viola Kisner of New Haven.

    A Funeral Mass for Nancy Lambdin, 71, of Carmi will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Enfield.  Campbell Funeal Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.


Joann E. Bailey

Joann E. Bailey, 78 of Carmi, passed away Sunday afternoon September 21, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born September 21, 1936 in McLeansboro, the daughter of William and Eunice (Davis) Suttle.
            Joann was a homemaker.
            She is survived by her sons, William “Bill” Edmonds of Carmi and Mike Edmonds of Marion; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Merry of Arizona City, AZ.
            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery at McLeansboro. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Marvin Russell Mingus, Jr.

     Marvin Russell Mingus, Jr., 75, of Carmi, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.  He was born December 24, 1938 in McLeansboro, IL, the son of Marvin Russell and Zelma (Dowell) Mingus, Sr.  Marvin married Joyce Hunsinger on May 18, 1980.  He had worked in the oilfield and at Ainsbrook Sewing Factory and was a Army veteran of the Korean War.
     Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Joyce Mingus of Carmi; a step-daughter, Terrilee Michelle Veatch of Metropolis; and a step-son, Randall D. Williams of Carmi.  Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Melba Gibbs and Francine Cantrell.
     Funeral services for Marvin Russell Mingus, Jr., 75, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Steve McClure officiating.  Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may call on Friday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Vertis E. "Smitty" Smith

Vertis E.”Smitty” Smith, 85, of Baytown was born February 9, 1929, in Burnt Prairie, IL and passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, in a Houston hospital. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served with the 25th InfantryDivision and retired from Gulf Oil in 1979. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge #321. He loved his race horses and trained them himself.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Maggie Smith; daughter, Kathy Diane Zlomke; and sister, Hattie Mae Walker. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Gail Smith of Baytown; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Truman McIntyre of Crosby; son and daughter-in-law, Kirk “Smitty” and Marcie Smith of Highlands; brothers and sisters-in-law, Theodore Joseph and Ruth Ann Smith of Carmi, IL and Billie Ray and Dana Smith of North City, IL; sister and brother-in-law, VergeneGittings of Carmi, IL; grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Hicks, Jerry Wayne Zlomke, Jr., Kaleb Michael Smith, Joseph William Smith, Christopher Alvarez, Kristen Bennett, Jacquelyn Bennett, Truman McIntyre, Jr., Curt Lyn McIntyre, and Brandy Ramirez; and numerous great grandchildren.

His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Stafford officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kirk Smith, Kaleb Michael Smith, Joseph William Smith, Jerry Zlomke, Jerry Wayne Zlomke, Jr., and Christopher Alvarez.

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home& Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.


Kevin K. Kelleher

Kevin K. Kelleher, 58, of Carmi, IL, died Sunday, August 3, 2014, at his home.  He was born February 8, 1956, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Russell W. and Eleanor V. (Kierski) Kelleher.

Kevin most recently worked as a truck route driver in food service.  He was a US Army veteran, and enjoyed working outside in his garden and yard.  Camping and fishing were among his favorite pastimes.

Survivors include his father, Russell Kelleher of Granite City, IL; son Nicholas Kelleher of FL; brother Patrick M. Kelleher of Wimberley, TX; ½ brother Jack Robertson, Jr. of Hamilton, MI; sister Susan Pratt of Staples, TX; ½ sisters Diana Schmidt of Belleville, IL, Robin Wren of Pasadena, TX, and Ranea Closson of Villa Grove, IL.

He is preceded in death by his mother; and brother Russell Thomas Kelleher.

In keeping with Kevin’s wishes, his remains were cremated.  A visitation and military funeral rites will be Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Visitation is at noon and military rites at 1 pm.

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Mervin C. Burger

Mervin C. Burger, age 82, resident of Eldorado, formerly of Dale, Illinois, passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.  He was a retired farm hand.  Survivors include two sons: Henry Jason (wife Sue) Burger of Queens Creek, Arizona and George Burger of Eldorado; five daughters: Beulah Young and special friend, Ralph Rowden, of Carterville, Dorothea Skropka, Nancy (husband Jeff) Sells, Lunell Will, and Barbara (husband Scott) Owens, all of Eldorado; two brothers: Ellis Burger of Gardner, Illinois, and Donald Burger of Pontiac, Illinois; and one sister: Mary Lewendoski of Mazon, Illinois.  Thirty-five grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces, and nephews also survive.  Funeral services for Mervin C. Burger will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Tim Biggerstaff officiating.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at Gholson Funeral Home at McLeansboro.  Burial will be at Blooming Grove Cemetery near McLeansboro.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.


Martha Jane Abbey Wiwchar

Martha Jane Abbey Wiwchar, 81, of Carmi, IL, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born March 2, 1933, in Broughton, IL, the daughter of Henry and Ovah (Harrawood) Jones.  She was married to Steven Wiwchar and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2008. 

Jane was a homemaker and she enjoyed oil painting.

Survivors include sons Harold Abbey of Carmi and Kevin (Vicki) Abbey of Las Vegas, NV; daughter Rhonda (Richard) Knight of Carmi; sister Phyllis Price of Harrisburg, IL; grandchildren Tina Reams, Todd Simer, Aaron Abbey, Josh Abbey, Matt Hines, Erica Zieren; great grandchildren Johanna Zieren, Max Hines, Eli Hines, Mason Reames and Mackenzie Reames.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Robert Abbey; husband Steven Wiwchar; daughters Susan Simer and Kandy Abbey; brothers Paul Jones, Bobby Jones and Benny Jones; and sister Betty Austin.

Visitation and funeral are Friday, August 8, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Visitation is at 10 am, and funeral is at noon.  Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Connie L. Lamont

Connie L. Lamont, 68 of Carmi, passed away Wednesday morning August 6, 2014 at her home. She was born June 25, 1946, the daughter of Donald Gene and Rebecca (Nelson) Harrison. She married Jack Lamont on June 21, 1967 at Shawneetown.

Connie had worked as a bank teller at White County Bank and Integra for over 20 years. She was an active member of the Carmi American Legion Auxiliary and the Carmi V.F.W where she was “all about bingo” and served as the bingo treasurer. She was a very active volunteer at the VA Hospital. Connie loved her flower gardens and reading, but most important, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Jack; 4 sons, Kevin Savage of Albion, Kelly and Sheila Savage of Centerville, Scott and Tonia Lamont and Jerry Lamont all of Carmi; her mother, Rebecca O’Neal of Carmi; 11 grandchildren, Ethan and Cole Savage, Aadam (Courtney) Smith, Aaron (Melissa) Smith, Danyelle (David) Mitchell, Emily (Zach) Burzynski, Riley Moss, Ashley (Mike) French, Andrew (Laci Slay) Lamont, Kayley Lamont, and Jacklyn Lamont; 9 great-grandchildren, Michael Smith, Gabe and Colton Smith, Seth and Lexie Mitchell, Cadence and Caden Burzynski, Madison and Morgan Strong, Mason French, Landi Slay and identical twin boys being born in September; 1 brother, Ronald Beck of Carmi; 1 sister, Kathy (Randy)  Buchanan of Carmi; a brother-in-law Don Heibert of Norris City and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, and 2 sisters, Donna Rose and Jeanie Heibert.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday August 9, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Dallas Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com


Peggy J. Webb

Peggy J. Webb, age 81, of Bethalto, Illinois (formerly of McLeansboro, Illinois) passed away at 5:30 pm Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, Illinois.      

 She was born on April 4, 1933 in Delafield, IL, the daughter of Paul and Leila (McDaniel) Epperson. 

 She married Charles Webb on August 17, 1951.  He preceded her in death on April 7, 1991.                                                                                                                                

Peggy was a nurse’s aide at Alton Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Bethalto.  She enjoyed camping and traveling in her later years.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Jerry and Carol Webb of Alton, Richard Webb of Florissant, MO, Leta Fumagalli of Bethalto and Jane Hansel and her companion Robin Meletti of Holiday Shores; five grandchildren, Mike and Angela Fumagalli, Marie Fumagalli, Denise Rodgers, Christopher Webb and Nicole Molkenbur; three great grandchildren, Taylor Fumagalli, Madison Ilseman and Stephanie Lane. She is also survived by her devoted companion, Ken Owens of Bethalto.    

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Hansel, daughter-in-law, JoRee Webb and a brother, Donald Epperson.

Visitation will be from 11 A.M. Thursday until service time at 1 pm on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.

Burial will follow at International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Verla Lucille Fulkerson

Verla Lucille Fulkerson, 84, of New Haven, IL, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, IL.  She was born June 15, 1930, in Heralds Prairie, White County, IL, the daughter of Frank and Lucy (Hale) Martin.  She married Dayton “Bill” Fulkerson on March 4, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2010.

Verla was a homemaker and had previously worked at a grocery clerk.  In her younger years, she played piano at her church and most recently attended Bruce Chapel Church near Carmi. 

Survivors include daughter in law Martha Fulkerson; brother Ray (Wilma) Martin all of Norris City, IL; sister Fay (Ernie) Clifford of Nashville, TN; grandchildren Scott (Tonya) Price, Terah (David)Shafer, Lee Ann Fulkerson, Heath Fulkerson, Cody Fulkerson, Baley Lee Ruth Fulkerson; great grandchildren Ashley (Scott) Biggerstaff, Amber Price, Storm Hawa, Drake Hawa, Chase Fulkerson, Cade Schou, Jaylee Fulkerson; great great  grandchild Braylynn Biggerstaff; and Verla’s dear friend Kim Smith.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in New Haven.  Funeral is at 10 am, Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in New Haven with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Wabash Christian Retirement Center Alzheimer’s Unit.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.  Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Carol Brooks

Carol Brooks, 55, of Hanson, KY formerly of Norris City, passed away at 7:45 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014 at her residence.  She was born in Norris City on April 26, 1959 the daughter of Claude and Lois Marie (Bryant) Brooks.  Carol was a homemaker.
She is survived by her lifetime partner, Chris Austin of Hanson, KY; two daughters, Shawna Brooks of Evansville, IN and Rhanda Ellis of Crossville; three sons, Michael Pfister of Evansville, IN and Brett and Bryant Austin of Hanson, KY; five sisters, Marilyn James of Norris City, Dorothy Brown of Carmi, Virginia Chapman of Norris City, Linda Smith of Crossville and Betty Martin of Lakeland, FL; three brothers, Dennis Brooks of Norris City, Allen Brooks of McLeansboro, Steven Brooks of Muddy; four grandchildren, Cayden, Caitlin, Keaton and Karson.  Carol was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Campbell and Fay Drone and a brother, Raymond "Joe" Brooks.
A Celebration of Carol's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Joe Skaggs officiating.  Burial will be in Powell Cemetery in Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Charlie Wycoff

Charlie Wycoff, 62, of Carmi, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 9:48 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born December 15, 1951 in Cardwell, Missouri, the son of Orville Truman and Mabel Rose (Sheridan) Wycoff. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and especially liked to play cards.

Charlie is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Segundo of Aurora, IL; two grandchildren, Paige and Megan Segundo; three sisters, Shirley Curry of Carmi and Mary Sue Tackett and Helen McClash both of Arkansas; and two brothers, Truman Wycoff of Missouri and Bubby Wycoff of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial gathering for Charlie will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church in Concord.

Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.


John T. Mitchell

John T. Mitchell, age 79, a resident of McLeansboro Illinois passed away at 5:32 A.M. Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.  He was a retired oil field worker and also worked at Nascote Company in Nashville, Illinois.  He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960 and left the service with the rank of Corporal.  Survivors include 3 sons: Tim (wife Jane) Mitchell of McLeansboro, Illinois;  Tom Mitchell of McLeansboro, Illinois;  Dan (wife Cynthia) Mitchell of McLeansboro, Illinois; 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services for John T. Mitchell will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, Illinois with Rev. Bud Sefried officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, September 2nd at the Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro, Illinois.  Burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery in McLeansboro, Illinois.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, Illinois.


Sandra King

Sandra King, 72, of Norris City, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:13 a.m. at her residence. She was born March 9, 1942 in Raleigh, Illinois, the daughter of Elmo and Nellie Leighton (Grisham) Busler. Sandra was a member of Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City.

She is survived by three daughters,, Veronica (Chris) Cox of Fairfield, Melanie Rains of Omaha and Sarah (Corey) Rice of Farmington, MO; a son, Randall (Tara Myers) Busler of Carmi; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernadine Lovell of Norris City; and a brother, Revis Busler of Norris City.

Memorial services for Sandra King, 72, of Norris City, will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City with visitation after 2:00 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be given in Sandra's name to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City who is in charge of arrangements.


Alpha E. Hankins

Alpha E. Hankins, 90 of Enfield, died Thursday September 11, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born March 6, 1924 near Enfield, the daughter of Phillip C. and Clara (Gwaltney) Newman. She married Earl Hankins on November 22, 1942 and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1987.
Alpha had worked at Ainsbrooke for 30 years and later worked in Dietary at Carmi Hospital for 10 years. She loved to cook for all of her kids and grandkids; then after that they played cards. She was a member of Enfield General Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Lonnie Hankins of Carmi, Iva Dinwiddie, and Alpha’s son-in-law, Henry Dinwiddie of Enfield, Linda Sandusky of Carmi and Kathy Fleck of Enfield; 7 grandchildren, Lewis and Brian Hankins, Lisa Quartana, Gordon Fleck, Phillip Sandusky, Jim and Kathy Sue Dinwiddie; great-grandchildren, Will, Isabel and Maggie Quartana, Branden and Trinity Hankins, Nicholas and Christoper Hankins, Abbey Fleck and Angelica Dinwiddie; one sister, Agnes Metcalf of LaPorte, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Frank Newman and two sisters, Viola Gunter and Reba Williams.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday September 13, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Anna Q. Hortin

Anna Q. Hortin, 94, of Carmi passed away at 11:15 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing.  She was born February 5, 1920 in Wheatcroft, KY the daughter of Daron and Verna Mae (McGill) Quirey.  Anna married Charles L. Hortin on June 10, 1947 and he preceded her in death on December 1, 1998.  She was a homemaker and a 6th grade teacher.  Anna taught music, English and reading at Enfield, Crossville and Carmi Grade Schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Carmi for over 60 years. She was active in various mission groups, Bible school, Bible studies and taught children's choir.  For 50 years Anna served in several musical positions including choir director, choir member and played the piano and organ. Anna was also a member of the Home Extension and Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Wellman Lim of Prattville, AL; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Karen Hortin of Carmi; a granddaughter, Jennifer Lim of Prattville, AL and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Charlotte, NC.  Anna was also preceded in death by a sister, Matilda Fortenbery.
Funeral Services for Anna Q. Hortin, 94, of Carmi will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Carmi with Rev. Glenn Toler and Rev. Luke Raczykowski. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made in Anna's memory to Lottie Moon c/o of First Baptist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Neda Kane

Neda Kane, 100, of Carmi, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:04 p.m. at The Heart Hospital in Newburgh, IN.  She was born on April 7, 1914 in Broughton, IL, the daughter of John and Lily (Richardson) Kelly.  Neda married John Lawrence Kane on June 6, 1934 and he preceded her in death on May 1, 1989. 

Neda is survived by Larry (Linda) Kane, Effingham, IL, Kelly (Pat) Kane of Galesburg, IL, David (Kay) Sutton, Topsham, ME, Paula (Don) Holler, Oswego, IL and Nancy Smith of Kansas City, MO; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and a brother Captain (ret), George (Peggy) Kelly, Alexandria, VA. and many nieces and nephews.
Neda Kane was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Kane; a granddaughter, Rachel Kane and Dr. Kelly Sutton.
The family requests donations to the Carmi Senior Citizens' Center, St. Polycarp Chruch in Carmi, or The Cradle Adoption Agency, 2049 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Online donations may be made in Neda's name @ www.cradlefoundation.org as well and will be accepted Campbell Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Neda Kane, 100, of Carmi, will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Carmi. Burial will be in St. Polycarp Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Polycarp Catholic Chruch with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m.  Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite Dungy

Marguerite (Margaret) McKinney Dungy, 95, daughter of Henry and Lucinda Patrick McKinney, was born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 21, 1919. She grew up in Whiteville, Tennessee, and was converted at an early age and joined the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church there. She graduated from the schools there and attended Lane College and Robinson Business College in Jackson, Tennessee. She was employed at the Hardeman County Farm and Home Demonstrations Agent office in Bolivar, Tennessee. Later, she went to Chicago, Illinois, and was employed there.

Margaret was married to Charles W. Dungy of Carmi, Illinois, on June 21, 1943. To this union, two children were born – a son, Charles W. Dungy, Jr., and a daughter Florence E. Dungy.

Margaret became a member of Mitchell Chapel A.M.E. Church in Carmi. The church later disbanded due to decline in membership. She became a member of First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Bethany Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women.

She is preceded in death by her husband, of 55 years, Charles Dungy, in 1998; her parents, Henry and Lucinda McKinney; a sister, Luella Mckinney; an infant sister Deborah McKinney; a brother, Lawrence McKinney; a nephew, Alfreeda McKinney; and a sister-in-law, Robylee Dungy.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jr. an Gwendolyn Dungy of Columbia, Maryland; a daughter Florence E. Dungy of Washington, D.C.; a grandson and grand daughter-in-law, Dr. Danton Dungy and Adrienne McLendon of Scottsdale, Arizona; great grandson Nathaniel Dungy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Leonard and Virginia Dungy; nieces Lovella Cox, Gladis Thomas, Bessie and Monroe Woods, Bernice McKinney, Sovonne Jones; nephews Lawrence McKinney, Murphy and Bessie McKinney, Glosten McKinney, Chester McKinney and John W. Robinson.


Laura Belle Flannigan

LAURA BELLE FLANNIGAN, AGE 86, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 5:50 A.M. FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 IN THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN MCLEANSBORO.  SHE WAS A HOME MAKER AND IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND: JAMES WALLACE FLANNIGAN OF MCLEANSBORO; A DAUGHTER: DEBRA (HUSBAND GARY) STRATTON OF DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS; 2 GRANDCHILDREN: BETH TIDBALL OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA AND BROOKE TIDBALL OF OLIVETTE, MISSOURI; 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: AVERY AHREN, LORELEI AHREN, DYLAN AND MILES PATTERSON ALSO SURVIVE; 2 BROTHERS: WALTER SMITH OF BILLINGS, MONTANA, ROBERT SMITH OF LAREDO, TEXAS; AND A SISTER: BETTY HARDT OF MT VERNON, MISSOURI.  FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LAURA BELLE FLANNIGAN WILL BE HELD AT 1: 00 PM TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014 AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO WITH LARRY WOODROW AND AMANDA WOODROW CONDUCTING THE SERVICE.  BURIAL WILL BE IN GLENVIEW GARDEN OF MEMORY CEMETERY NEAR MCLEANSBORO.

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Nina York

Nina York, 91, of Enfield passed away at 3:22 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  She was born March 22, 1923 in Norris City, IL the daughter of Edwin Moses and Ollie Mae (Harris) Spence.  Nina married Harold York on December 1, 1945 and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1994.  She was a 1940 graduate of Norris City High School, a charter member of Plainview General Baptist Church and a farm wife.  Nina enjoyed being a part of the Red Hatters, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Nina is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Steven Lee of Fairfield and Brenda and Fred White of Sumner; three grandchildren, Haylie and Eric Fisher, Barkley York White and Brandon and Kari Lee; three great-granddaughters, Austin Elizabeth, Ollie Rose and Annie Catherine Fisher.  She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Lee, two sisters, Neva Hardesty and Lela Greer and two brothers, Dalton Spence and Theron Spence.

Funeral Services for Nina York, 91, of Enfield will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Plainview General Baptist Church near Norris City.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery.  Friends may call at Plainview General Baptist Church on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Nina's memory to Plainview General Baptist Church Cemetery or Wounded Warriors and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.


David Nester

David F. Nester, 79, of Carmi, passed away Sunday afternoon, at his home.  He was born on July 30, 1935, in Pennsylvania, the son of Paul and Ida Nester.  A Marine veteran of the Korean War, he was employed by Bell Atlantic for 35 years.  David enjoyed sports, especially fishing, and was a professional dog handler and showed and trained dogs for 15 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Krisanne (Bill) Weinbrecht of Carmi and Cheryl (Rich) Hobbie of Califon NJ;  4 grandchildren, Justin and Wyatt Weinbrecht and Samantha and Jamie Barinas.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com


Errol Wayne Parrish

Errol Wayne Parrish, 73, of Mt. Carmel, IL, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at his home. 

He was born March 30, 1941, in Johnston City, IL, the son of Paul and Alice (Pollard) Parrish.  He was married to Becky L. (Williams) Parrish, and she survives.

He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel, and was a retired truck driver and veteran of the Army, Marines, and Army National Guard.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife Becky Parrish of Mt. Carmel; sons Jeff (Jodi) Parrish of Robinson, IL, Jay (Barb) Parrish of Mt. Carmel; brother Cecil (Glenda) Parrish of Johnston City; grandchildren Lauren Browning, Anthony Parrish, Amber Parrish, Breanna Parrish (who was Errol’s special helper), Andrew Parrish, Josh Parrish, and Alisha Parrish. 

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Funeral is at 10 am, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.   Burial with military rites will be in Old Union Cemetery south of Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the family to assist with expenses.


Delise Stucky

Delise Mae Stucky, 52 of Carmi, passed away Saturday morning August 9, 2014 at her home. She was born February 28, 1962 at Carmi, the daughter of Charles and Claudia (Julian) Hunsinger.

She is survived by 1 son, Kyle Stephens; 1 daughter, Kristen Mae Brown; 1 grandson, Devin River Marlowe; 2 brothers, Charles and Clinton Hunsinger; 2 sisters, Denise Osborne and Charlotte Jeanne Hanmore. She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister, Gala Walker.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday August 12, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com


Wanda L. Campbell

Wanda L. Campbell, 85, of Carmi, died Saturday afternoon, August 9, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born August 17, 2014 in McLeansboro, the daughter of Grant and Hattie (Hutchinson) Little. She married William W. Campbell on April 5, 1946 at Morganfield, KY and he preceded her in death on December 11, 1992.

Wanda was a homemaker and a member of the Carmi VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by 2 sons, Bill G. (Dina) Campbell of Henderson, KY and Bob J. (Diana) Campbell of Crossville; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; 1 sisters, Rose (Harold) Poore of Carmi. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Dale and Jim Little and 1 sister, Nellie Renshaw.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday August 13, 2014  at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in N. Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com


Mary M. Winemiller

MARY M. WINEMILLER, AGE 73, A RESIDENT OF DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 11:30 P.M. MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014 IN THE DEPAUL HOSPITAL IN BRIDGETON, MISSOURI.  SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND FREDRICK (RICK) WINEMILLER OF DAHLGREN, ONE SON STEPHEN & WIFE REBECCA WINEMILLER OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS, 3 DAUGHTERS: STEPHANIE SANDERS OF MCLEANSBORO, JACQUELINE THOMAS OF MCLEANSBORO AND JUDITH AND HER HUSBAND BILL MCCULLOUGH OF MCLEANSBORO.  ALSO 2 BROTHERS: RICHARD HERZING OF MT VERNON, AND WILLIAM (BILL) HERZING OF DAHLGREN, AND ONE SISTER BETTY TANNER OF HURST, TEXAS. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MARY M. WINEMILLER WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 AT 10:00 A.M. AT ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN DAHLGREN.  VISITATION WILL BE AT 9:00 A.M. SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH WITH A ROSARY PRAYER AT 9:30 A.M. AT THE CHURCH.  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE ST. JOHN'S CEMETERY IN DAHLGREN.  IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME OF DAHLGREN, WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.


Elberta Utterback

ELBERTA UTTERBACK, AGE 95, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 1:50 P.M. TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014 IN THE HELIA HEALTH CARE IN BENTON, ILLINOIS.  SHE WAS A RETIRED FARMER AND HOME MAKER.  SHE IS SURVIVED BY 2 NEPHEWS, 4 NIECES, AND A HOST OF GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS.  FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ELBERTA UTTERBACK WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 AT 2:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.  BURIAL WILL BE IN DIGBY HILL CEMETERY AT DALE, ILLINOIS.  VISITATION FOR ELBERTA UTTERBACK WILL BE FROM NOON ON SATURDAY AND UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.  MEMORIALS TO THE TEN MILE BAPTIST CHURCH FUND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO


Richard Pleasant

Richard Pleasant, 77, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 12:10 a.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.  He was born June 25, 1937 in Decatur, IL the son of Howard K. and Ruby Marie (Cole) Pleasant.  Richard married Doris Evelyn Johnson on May 9, 1959 and she preceded him in death on April 5, 2013.  He was a 1955 graduate of Norris City-Omaha High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Richard worked as a maintenance mechanic for the Paducah Housing Authority from 1969 until his retirement in 2002.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He was also an avid golfer and member of Gambit Golf Club in Vienna where he hit three Hole in Ones in one week.

     Richard is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and Larry Hagood of Ft. Thomas, KY and Kim and Chuck Meier of Paducah, KY; a brother, Larry Pleasant of Goreville, IL; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by a step-brother, Rue Gene Starr.
     Graveside services for Richard Pleasant, 77, of Paducah will be at 4:00 pm, Sunday, August 17, 2014 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City, IL with military rites by the Carmi American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Sunday from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice c/o Lourdes Foundation, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, KY 42003 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home, 201 E. Main St., Norris City, IL 62869 

Wanda G. Yates

Wanda G. Yates, 80, of Carmi, passed away at 1:53 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born August 23, 1933 in Carmi, the daughter of Samuel Leslie and Rhoda Mae (Brock) Dill. Wanda married Adam D. Yates on August 20, 1970 and he preceded her in death on April 12, 2001. She had worked for 15 years in housekeeping at Wabash Christian, a place she called home the past few years. Wanda was an active member of First Pentecostal Church in Carmi.

She is survived by her two daughters and a son-in-law, Pam and Audy Sutton of Crossville and Darla Sturgal of Lynnville, IN; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Joyce Courson of Evansville, IN; six grandchildren, Tyler and Kayla Sutton, Jennifer Sturgal, Jeremy and Josh Courson and Amy Albright-Powers; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Pickerell and a brother, Elmer Dill.

Funeral services for Wanda G. Yates, 80, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Bill Wagner and Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call on Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be given in Wanda's name to Wabash Christian Retirement Center and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.


Charles Lemmons, Sr

Charles Lemmons, Sr., age 71, a resident of  Dale, Illinois passed away Thursday August 14th, 2014 in the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Charles was a retired machinist with the Emrson Electric of Aurora Il. Charles D. Lemmons is survived by his wife Mandy C. Lemmons of Dale Il. also surveying are 3 sons: Charles ( Robin ) Lemmons of McLeansboro Il,

David ( Candace ) Lemmons of Aurora Il & Thomas ( Jenny ) Lemmons of Aurora Il. also 3 daughters: Billie Doogan of McLeansboro Il Darlene ( Owen ) Trainer of Sturgis Ky. & Marlene Abbott of Creal Springs Il. Also 12 grandchildren & 5&1 on the way great grandchildren. Mr. Lemmons is also survived by 1 brother Tom Lemmons of McLeansboro Il. & 3 Sisters Christine Weaver od Dahlgren Il, Dora 

Presley of Rudement Il & Bonnie Bramlet of Lake Charles Louisana 

 

Funeral Services for Charles D. Lemmons will be Monday August 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Gholson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Sefried Officiating Interment will be in the Digby Hill Cemetery in Dale Il.  Visitation will be from 12 noon til time of the service at 2:00pm.Arrangements Entrusted toGholson Funeral Home McLeansboro 


Joyce A. Frymire

Joyce A. Frymire, 81 of Enfield, passed away Friday afternoon August 15, 2014 at the Enfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 21, 1932, the daughter of Herman and Beulah (Metcalf) Frymire.
            Joyce had farmed her entire life. She had sang and played the music for hundreds of weddings and funerals. She was a member and the organist for the Enfield Christian Church.
            She is survived by cousins, including Mike Frymire and many other cousins and friends.
            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday August 20, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield, with burial in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Verschel A. Shaw

VERSCHEL A. SHAW, AGE 86, A RESIDENT OF FAIRFIELD, ILLINOIS  PASSED AWAY  SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 2014  AT 12:14 P M  IN GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HEALTH CARE  IN MT VERNON ILLINOIS.   HE WAS A FARMER .  SURVIVORS  INCLUDE  5 SONS: GARY( WIFE LINDA  ) SHAW  OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS,  KENT SHAW OF MT VERNON ILLINOIS,  DAVID ( WIFE TINA ) SHAW  OF SOMONAUK, ILLINOIS 

 

     DONNIE  ( WIFE DOLLY )  SHAW  OF OPDYKE ILLINOIS   AND ROGER  SHAW  OF  BLOOMINGTON  INDIANA,   ONE DAUGHTER  DEBRA   ( HUSBAND ROBERT  )  SHOEMAKER OF  MAHOMET  ILLINOIS.,  2 BROTHERS  LAVERN  SHAW OF  WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS AND  EDMUND  SHAW OF  CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ,  19 GRANDCHILDREN AND  21 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN  AND 4 STEP GREAT GRANDCHILDREN SURVIVE.

 

   FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VERSCHEL  A. SHAW WILL BE HELD AT 10:30  A  M  WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20 2014 AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS.  VISITATION WILL BE FROM 6:00 P M  TO 8:00 P  M ON TUESDAY AT RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME  IN WAYNE CITY.  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE THOMASON CEMETERY  IN WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS.


Veneta Short

Veneta Short, age 92, resident of Wayne City, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 10:59 a.m. in Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  She worked at the Wayne City Garment Factory, as a cook at the Oak Grove School, and she was also a home maker.  She is survived by one son: Darrell (wife Dorothy) Meyers of Griffin, Georgia; one daughter: Sandra (husband Roger) Hertenstein of Wayne City; three grandchildren: Charlotte Thigpen of Wayne City, Jeff (wife Tammy) Hertenstein of Flora, and Darla (husband Thomas) Carson of Dallas, Georgia; 9 great grandchildren: Brandon (wife Kristi) Thigpen of Bismark, North Dakota, Brittany Thigpen of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Brandley Thigpen of Bismark, North Dakota, Logan (wife Rebecca) Hertenstein of Louisville, Illinois, Karisa Hertenstein of Flora, and Allen Edgar, Ashley (husband Mike) O'Kelley, Molly Edgar, and James Carson all of Dallas, Georgia.  Seven great great grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services for Veneta Short will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with the Rev. Bryan Bennett officiating.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.  Burial will be at the Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.


Ruby Marshel

Ruby Marshel, age 87, resident of Sims, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her home.  She was a home maker.  She is survived by one son: Jonnie (wife Shelia) Marshel of Fairfield; three daughters: Sue Chepely and Kay Richards, both of Fairfield, and Becky Henry of Sims; one brother: Bill Desch of Johnsonville; ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.  Funeral services for Ruby Marshel will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with the Rev. Bruce Venters officiating.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.  Burial will take place at the Pin Oak Cemetery near Wayne City.


Dorothy Wangler

Dorothy F. Wangler, 95, of Carmi passed away Tuesday evening, August 19, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.  She was born February 6, 1919, in Booneville, IN, the daughter of James Virgil and Hattie (Leslie) Hart.

Dorothy attended Carmi East Side Pentecostal Church, was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Bethany Baptist Church in IN and had worked locally at several restaurants.  Most of all, she was truly devoted to and took great pride in her family.

Survivors include sons Carl (Leona) Julian of Carmi and Daryl (Dolla) Julian of Hippa, KY; daughters Anna Sneed of Carmi, Anita (Tom) Pettay of Bentonville, AR and Belva Hutchinson of Evansville, IN; sister-in-laws, Wilma Julian and Jerilee Wangler; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great children.  She was preceded in death her parents; husbands Claude Julian in 1978 and Edward Wangler in 2003; sons, James Julian and Alan Wangler; daughters, Gayle Glascock, Claudia Blazier, Kay Roberts, Jan Sutton  and Carmen Harlow; brother Doris Hart; five grandchildren; and  two great-grandchildren.       

Funeral services for Dorothy F. Wangler will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 23. 2014, at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with Chaplain Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com  


Florine E. Savage


Florine E. Savage, age 87, a resident of Belle Rive Illinois passed away at 9:02 P.M. Thursday, August 21, 2014 in the Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  She was a home maker.  Survivors include her husband, Dean Savage of Belle Rive, Illinois, a son Russell Dean (wife Brenda) Savage of Belle Rive, Illinois, and a daughter Rosalie Lynn (husband Nicholas "Randy" Skaggs) of Belle Rive, Illinois, 4 grandchildren:  James Robert Savage of Fairfield, Illinois, Jason Dean (wife Dawn) Savage of Mill Shoals, Illinois, Jessica Michelle Kuykendall of Fairfield, Illinois, Nicholas Randal (wife Katrina) Skaggs III of Springfield, Illinois, and 3 great grandchildren.  Funeral services for Florine E. Savage will be held on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, Illinois with Rev. Brad Sloan officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Sunday, August 24th at the Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, Illinois.  Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Dahlgren, Illinois.  Memorials may be made to the Dahlgren Missionary Baptist Church in order to help tuck point the church building, and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, Illinois.





Nancy A. Winter

Nancy (Ackerman) Winter, 69, of Carmi passed away at 7:55 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014 at her residence.  She was born in Carmi, IL on May 3, 1945 the daughter of Frank Hall and Dixie (Wade) Ackerman.  Nancy graduated in 1963 from Carmi Township High School.  She owned and operated Fickert Hardware and later worked in sales for Carmi Broadcasting Co. before being elected in 2006 to serve as the White County Supervisor of Assessments.  Nancy was a member of Big Prairie United Methodist Church, White County Republican Party and DAR.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Nancy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Charles Hamblin of Carmi; two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Kendra Winter and Ben and Kim Winter all of Carmi; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Bill Weir of Springfield and Darcy and Lamont Ellison of Evansville, IN; a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Carol Ackerman of Carmi; five grandchildren, Britany Barnes, Chelsey Devoy, Colin Winter, Paige Winter and Chance Hamblin; and  a great-grandson, Bennett.
A Celebration of Life Service for Nancy (Ackerman) Winter, 69, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Big Prairie United Methodist Church with Thad Galloway officiating. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made in Nancy's memory to Carmi White County High School to support the Booster Club and Drama Club and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Shayle Bruce Hensley

Shayle Bruce Hensley, age 60, a resident of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:30 a.m. at his home.  He was a shop foreman for Durham Bus Company in Mt. Vernon.  Survivors include his wife: Brenda Hensley of Mt. Vernon; two daughters: Brandy Hensley of Bluford, and Misty Hensley of St. Louis, Missouri.  Eight grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services for Shayle Bruce Hensley will be Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Benton Fitzjerrells officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.  Burial will be in Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.  Richardson Funeral Home of Wayne City is in charge of all the arrangements.


Bruce H. Roberts

Bruce H. Roberts, 57, of Norris City passed away at 12:18 a.m., Monday, August 25, 2014 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.  He was born on February 4, 1957 in Eldorado, IL.  Bruce had worked as a tire builder for Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon, IL.

He is survived by three daughters, Jessie Roberts and Erica Roberts both of Norris City and Exi Roberts of Omaha; two grandchildren, Jeremiah Shoff and Jaylie Roberts and one on the way, Trace Roberts. his father, Paul Corbett of Norris City; sister and brother-in-law, Dodie and Steve Richardson of Henderson, KY; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Bruce was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Corbett.

Funeral Services for Bruce H. Roberts, 57, of Norris City will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City,  Friends may come to Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Bruce's memory to Campbell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Timothy L. Brown

Timothy L. Brown, 50 of Phillipstown, passed away Monday afternoon August 4, 2014 at his home. He was born August 2, 1964 in San Antonio, TX, the son of Loy Lee and Jackie C. (Greer) Brown.
Tim had worked as a truck driver at Browns Feed in Carmi. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved hunting.
He is survived by his parents, Loy and Jackie Brown of Carmi; and cousins, Stan and Judy Cutchin of Carmi.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday August 7, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi. Friends may call 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

James David Schneider

James David Schneider, 62 of Carmi, passed away early Tuesday morning August 5, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. He was born July 16, 1952 in Eldorado, the son of James and Gertrude (Haney) Schneider. He married Gale Gatter on December 21, 1974 in Carmi.

David was a lifelong farmer, most recently working for Brown Feed in Carmi.

He is survived by his wife Gale; his daughter, Lisa (Jimmy Browning) Schneider of Carmi; 2 grandchildren, Jacob Schneider and Brenna Browning; 2 brothers, Phil (Carol) Schneider of Joplin, MO and Chris (Tammy) Schneider of Carmi; 4 sisters, Susie Kuykendall of Carmi, Marlys (Joe) Brown of Herald, Linda (Tom) Witherspoon of KY and Mary Webb of IN. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his in-laws, Louis and Betty Gatter. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, James Louis Schnieder; and 1 brother, Allen Schneider.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday August 8, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in St. Polycarp Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com


Donna Jo (Grant) Cox

Donna Jo (Grant) Cox, 78, of Hazelwood, MO passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 3, 2014. Beloved wife of Orvil James Cox, Jr.; dear mother of Robin J. (Tom) Cagle, Renee J. Cox and Cheryl D. Cox; loving grandmother "Donna Jo" of Jeff and Chelsea Cagle; "younger" sister of Brenda (Darrell) Lamar. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell and Mattie Grant, and her sister, Eloise Steffan. Beloved sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin, neighbor and friend to many and special "DI" to Sue Sands. Donna was a member of First Baptist Church in Ferguson, MO.

Donna's sincere compassion, positive attitude and devotion to family and friends will serve as an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all. The family wishes to thank her caregivers at Mercy Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility for their kind and compassionate care given to her during her courageous battle.

Visitation will be on Friday August 8th, from 10am until funeral services begin at 12 noon at Campbell Funeral Home, 609 W. Main St. Carmi, IL 62821. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or MS society.