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Aline Virginia Trotter

Aline Virginia Trotter, age 90, a resident of McLeansboro, IL passed away at 9:40 pm on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at the home of a son in Texico, IL.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Harvest Time Apostolic Church in McLeansboro.

She is survived by 2 sons:  Larry Catron of McLeansboro, IL; and Kenneth (wife Geri) Trotter of Texico, IL; 2 grandchildren:  Kenneth E. Trotter and Paul A. Trotter; 6 step grandchildren:  Robert Currul, Brandi Jolly, Bonnie Mecum, Chistina Wolf, Kathy Bryant, and Rebecca Phillips, and also several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Aline Virginia Trotter will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL with Pastor Lynn Neal officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Blooming Grove Cemetery near McLeansboro, IL.

Memorials may be made to: SSM Hospice of Mt. Vernon, IL #2 Good Samaritan Way Mt. Vernon, IL

Or to:  Harvest Time Apostolic Church in McLeanboro, IL

Memorials will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Billy D. Smith

Billy D. Smith, age 77, a resident of Enfield, IL passed away at 11:25 pm on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at his home.

He was a retired self-employed painter and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife Judith Smith of Enfield, IL; 2 sons:  Billy Smith of CA, and David Smith of Broughton, IL; a step son Jason Fuchs of Evansville, IN; 2 daughters:  Debra Henning of Gilberts, IL and Cindy Brerenton of Footville, WI; and 2 step daughters:  Wendy Dickinson of Mt. Vernon, IN and Dusty Fuchs of Denver, CO; a sister Peggy Kellum of Forrest City, AR, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Smith will be cremated, and no formal services will be held.

The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is assisting the family with arrangements.


Carol Lee (Langenwalter) Bell

    Carol Lee (Langenwalter) Bell, 79, of Carmi, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at her residence.  She was born April 25, 1936 in Highland, IL, the daughter of Harold William and Alma Pauline (Frey) Langenwalter.  Carol graduated from Highland High School in 1954 and went on to graduate in 1957 from Washington University School of Nursing-Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.  She worked as a registered nurse at Wabash Christian Retirement Center and later served as Assistant Director of Nurses and Director of Nurses.  Carol was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Carmi, H.C.E. Home Extension, White County Historical Society and Carmi Culture Club.
     Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Keith Sauls of Norris City; a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Cheryl Jenny, Jr. of Carmi; five grandchildren, Samuel Lee Jenny, III and wife, Chasity, Robert William Sauls, Richard Raymond Sauls, Katie Renee Sauls and fiance', Michael Richard Klaus and John Walter Martin; a great-granddaughter, Jasmine Star Allen; and several cousins.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Lynn Harold Langenwalter.
     Funeral services for Carol Lee Bell, 79, of Carmi, will be at  3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 5, 2015 at  First Presbyterian Church in Carmi with Rev, Elizabeth Moses officiating,  Friends may call on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the church.   Burial will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  at  Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob, IL.   
     
      Memorial contributions may be made in Carol's memory to First Presbyterian Church in Carmi or Pets At Risk, P.O. Box 2, Carmi, IL 62821 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.

Richard "Dick" Keith Bunting

Richard “Dick” Keith Bunting, 75, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He was born September 10, 1939, in Albion, Illinois, the son of Thurman and Hazel (Nash) Bunting. He married Shirley Ruth Reynolds McNew on February 2, 1967, and she survives.

Dick was a retired construction worker and a member of the Grayville Christian Church and the Central Laborer’s Union. In his early work career, he was employed by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Army Color Guard, and was a 50-year honorary member of the Albion Moose Club and the Grayville American Legion. Among his pastimes were playing golf and attending gun and knife shows and drinking coffee at the local “tables of knowledge”. Dick also enjoyed activities at the Grayville Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Bunting of Grayville; daughters Judith L. McNew Henry of Grayville; daughter-in-law LaDonna Kell McNew of Waverly, Illinois; son Richard Keith Bunting of Seattle, Washington; brothers Jerry (Linda) Bunting of Owensville, Missouri, Robert Bunting of Vincennes, Indiana, and George Dale (Debbie) Bunting of Bone Gap, Illinois; sisters Joyce Paris of Albion, and Patsy (Gene) Combs of O’Fallon, Illinois; grandchildren Cliffton (Jennifer) McNew, Stacy (Andy) Robinette, Nicole (Justin) Bradfield, Pagan (Tony) Potter, Allison (Josh) Downs, Amanda Bunting and Troy Sheets, and Ryne Bunting; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son Ricky Keith Bunting; step-son Michael McNew; and brothers Ronald and Thomas Bunting.

Visitation and funeral are Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the Grayville Senior Citizens and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.


Betty Linn Bisch

Betty Linn Bisch, 70, of Grayville, Illinois, died Saturday, August 29, 2015, at her home after a long illness. She was born October 4, 1944, in Paducah, Kentucky, the daughter of Woodrow “Woody” and Loretta (Henson) Ford. She married Joe Bisch on July 1, 1962, and he survives.

Betty was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Grayville, and she worked as a secretary for an energy and chemical distribution company.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Bisch; son Greg (Lori) Bisch, all of Grayville; daughter Tammy (Clint) Kelsey of Bone Gap, Illinois; brother Tony Ford of Grayville; sisters JoAnn (Herman) Lovett of Benton, Kentucky, Miranda (Rodney) Groff of Grayville; grandchildren Jordan (Janon) Kelsey, Hunter Bisch, and Haley Bisch.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandson Reed Kelsey; and sister-in-law, Linda Ford.

Visitation is 4-8 pm, Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Grayville. Funeral is at 1 pm, Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at the church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the Reed Kelsey Scholarship Fund or the First Baptist Church and will be accepted by Cook Funeral Chapel who is in charge of all arrangements.


Wilma Wave (Winter) Schumaker

     Wilma Wave (Winter) Schumaker, 88, of Carmi, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:13 a.m. at her residence.  She was born on January 19, 1927 in Carmi, the daughter of Ernest and Alma (Howell) Winter.  Wilma was a  graduate of Carmi Township High School and on  April 3, 1948 she married Paul Albert Schumaker.

     As a single working woman, she was employed at Phillips Petroleum in Carmi, as a secretary and bookkeeper.  In later years, Wilma assisted her husband at the family business, Schumaker Insurance Agency in Carmi.  

     Wilma was a faithful member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi where she was very active on various church committees and a dedicated member of United Methodist Women.

     Wilma was an extremely loving and generous grandmother.  She tried to attend as many of her grandchildren's activities as possible. Through the years, she touched many lives by sending letters and cards to family and friends both near and far.  She also enjoyed following local sports, as well as supporting the St. Louis Cardinals and Fighting Illini teams.

     Wilma is survived by her husband of 67 years, Paul Schumaker; three daughters, Teresa Mears of Benton, KY and Carol (Art) Ackerman and Paula (Jeff) Bohleber all of Carmi; eight grandchildren, Leslie Ackerman of St. Louis, MO, Anna Ackerman (Matt) Young of Belleville, Olivia Bohleber of Carmi, Jonathan (Laura) Mears of Arnold, MO, David (Julie) Mears of Troy, Frank Wade Ackerman of Washington, D.C., Arthur Bohleber of Seattle, Washington and Alex Bohleber of Champaign; five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Claire and Haley Mears, and Jake and Adam Young; a sister, Doris Stark of Carmi; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Jane Bohleber of Carmi.

     Funeral services for Wilma Wave Schumaker, 88, of Carmi, will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Bob McKelvey officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden near Carmi. 

Friends may call on Saturday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

     Memorial gifts may be given in Wilma's name to Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Charles A. "Andy" Oberlender

   Charles A. "Andy" Oberlender, 55, of East Carondelet, IL passed away at 8:10 a.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his residence.  He was born July 2, 1960 in San Antonio, TX the son of Richard and Rosella (Clark) Oberlender.  Andy was a truck driver and a member of East View Baptist Church.  
     Surviving are a daughter, Natasha Pearson and fiancée Brian Raymond of Grayville; three sons, Charles Oberlender, Jr. and wife Chantel of Mattoon, IL, Joseph Oberlender and wife Tammy and Matthew Oberlender and wife Jackie all of Carmi; five sisters, Sandra Oberlender of O'Fallon, Rose Butler of Poteet, TX, Mary Scott and husband Bob of Mesa, AZ, Marilyn Turner and husband Ruel of Edwardsville and Frances Oberlender of Granite City; two brothers, Richard Oberlender of Poteet, TX and Robert Oberlender and wife Nora of East Carondelet; and 16 grandchildren.
     Graveside funeral services and burial for Charles "Andy" Oberlender, 55, of Carmi will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 31, 2015 in Melrose Cemetery in Carmi. Memorial contributions may be made in Andy's memory to Campbell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Mary Imogene "Jean" Smith

    Mary Imogene "Jean" Smith, 83, of Carmi, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 3:14 p.m. at Wabash Chrisitian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born on December 1, 1931 in Harrisburg, IL, the daughter of John C. and Lena Mae (Turner) Cozart.  Jean married Lowell Smith on August 10, 1972. She had worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at Tri-State Butane and L & L Plumbing. Jean was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and White County Homemakers Extension.  She enjoyed fishing, cooking, gardening, shopping and Christmas.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching them play ball.
     Jean is survived by her husband of 43 years, Lowell; two step-daughters, Cindy (Gary) Harris of Bone Gap and Cathy Smith of Chicago; a step-son, Steven Smith of Carmi; seven grandchildren, Patrick and Kristen Harris of Wheeling, WV, Craig and Shelby Harris of Charleston, IL, and Caitlinn Harris (Jacob Speir), Brandon and Ryan Harris all of Bone Gap; two brothers and four sisters-in-law, Tommy and Nina Cozart of Carmi, Ivan and Mary Lou Cozart of Norris City; Ruth Austin and Tina Cozart; a special niece and nephew, Jeff (Nancy) Gowdy and their children, Hannah and Samantha all of Carmi and Jenny (Jeff) Bolin and their children, Whitney Bolin and son, Kash and Maegan Bolin; nieces and nephews Tammy Konsler, Dennis Cozart, John W. Cozart, Sheila Bleeks, Deedra McLain, Chris Cozart, Scott Cozart and Mark Cozart.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Georgia Pauline and her husband, Charles Gowdy; and three brothers, Dick, Jim and Bob Cozart.
     Funeral services for Mary Imogene "Jean" Smith, 83, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden near Carmi.  Friends may call on Friday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
     Memorial gifts may be given in Jean's name to Wabash Christian Retirement Center for the Nurses and C.N.A.s  that took care of Jean or to Walnut Grove Baptist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Raymond Leroy "Kilroy" Rayburn

Raymond Leroy “Kilroy” Rayburn, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at 8:30 am on August 23rd, 2015 at his home. He was a retired operator of a trucking company in Dale, IN and he was a veteran of the US Armed Forces, having served in World War 2. Kilroy was very dedicated and active in spreading God’s word through the “Rig Ministry” CD Ministry.

Survivors include his wife Wilma Lee Smith, a son Gary (wife Linda) Rayburn of Wayne City, IL; 2 daughters: Rhonda (husband Don) Tucker of Wayne City, and Glenda (husband Kenny) Stottlemyre also of Wayne City. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Graveside services for Raymond Leroy “KILROY” Rayburn will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at Baltimore Cemetery near Wayne City, IL with Rev. Rob Greenwalt and Gary Rayburn officiating. Those attending the service are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Rig Ministries PO Box 578 Carmi, IL 62821

Memorials will also be accepted at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL which is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Robert L. "Bob" Hoskins

    Robert L. "Bob" Hoskins, 78, of Norris City passed away at 1:15 a.m., Monday, August 24, 2015 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.  He was born on April 11, 1937 in Norris City the son of Jacob P. and Bertie (Reeves) Hoskins.  Bob married Ruby Lea Cook on July 3, 1962.  He owned and operated Robert L. Hoskins Backhoe Service and attend Norris City First United Methodist Church.  
     Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruby; a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Deborah Hoskins of Evansville, IN; a granddaughter, Sydney Marie Hoskins; a sister, Frances Hamblin of Norris City; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dee and Dorothy Hoskins and Eddie and Fran Hoskins all of Norris City.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lowell and Howard Hoskins.
     Graveside funeral services and burial for Robert L. "Bob" Hoskins, 78, of Norris City  will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Powell Cemetery in Norris City with Rev. Gene Turner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Norris City First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at  Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City who is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon Lavon Keen

Vernon Lavone Keen, age 90, a resident of Macedonia, IL passed away at the Hamilton Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in McLeansboro, IL.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a son Brad (wife Paula) Keen of Cambria, IL; two daughters:  Regenia (husband Glenn) Kovach of Benton, IL; and Jackie (husband Terry) Fletcher of Ewing, IL, and also several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Vernon Lavone Keen will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Keith Neal officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, August 24th 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery in Macedonia, IL.


Margie Johnson

Margie Johnson, 88, of Crossville, Illinois, died Thursday, August 20, 2015, at Deaconess VNA Plus Hospice in Evansville, Indiana.  She was born January 23, 1927, in Hancock County, Kentucky, the daughter of Lessie and Mable (McIntosh) Boling.  She was married to Theodore E. Johnson on July 12, 1952, and he survives.

Margie was a Registered Nurse and a member of the Crossville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Theodore “Ted” Johnson of Crossville; son Michael L. Johnson and his fiancée Kim Dickey of Crossville; daughter Jonna K. (Tim E.) Higgins of Appleton, Wisconsin; sister Uldene Stephens of Philpot, Kentucky; grandson Tyler Johnson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son Eric Shawn Johnson; brother Gerald Boling; and brother-in-law Ray Stephens.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Crossville United Methodist Church in Crossville.  Funeral is at 10 am Saturday at the church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Crossville United Methodist Church.

Cook Funeral Chapel of Crossville is in charge of arrangements.


Reid Ernest Blackledge

Reid Ernest Blackledge, 96, of Carmi died Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the VA Hospital in Marion, IL. He had been a resident of the Enfield Healthcare Center. He was born February 17, 1919, in Elvins, MO, the son of Samuel Oscar Blackledge and Effie Mae (Gillihan) Blackledge.

Mr. Blackledge’s first career was in a bed factory in St. Louis, MO. He joined the Merchant Marines during WWII. He and his brother, John, were aboard the S. S. George Hawley, when it was torpedoed off the coast of Wolf Rock, England. Reid was awarded a Purple Heart. He ended up “steering the ships” for 27 years. He returned to Carmi and started a partnership, Blackledge Brothers, with his brother John. They enjoyed working together as residential and commercial paint contractors for over 30 years. He belonged to several Pentecostal churches over the years. Reid loved his family, all animals and Carmi. Meeting friends for breakfast at the Carmi McDonald’s and fishing were his favorite pastimes.

He married Lauraetta Taylor in the 1940s. Their children, Marietta (Myron) Mueller of Oregon City, OR and Jacqueline Newcombe of Concho, AZ survive.

He married Mildred “Millie” Forrester in the 1970s. Millie passed away 7/19/2003. Four of his step daughters survive: Trudy (Allen) Devorak of MO, Theresa (Steve) Baldwin, Hot Springs, AR, Kevin Forrester, IL, Karen (Dennis) Shasteen, Allenhurst, GA and Melodie (Dwayne) Rye, Suffolk, VA.

He married Janet Dunning and she passed away 10/3/2007. Her daughter Debbie McDevitt, Fairfield, IL survives.

Mr. Blackledge is also survived by a sister, Rowena Charleville of Bradenton, FL. A brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Nancy Blackledge of Scottsdale, AZ, a niece Andrea (David) Hays of Norris City, IL, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Grace Hamper, Glenna Blackledge, Dorothy Willis, Helen Gatlin and Alma Bielaczyz; six brothers, Homer, Maurice, Carl, Hayward, John and Lloyd.

A visitation and memorial service with military rites will be at noon, October 17, 2015 at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Memorials may be made to White County Senior Citizens and Pets-At-Risk.


Edna L. Hampton

Edna L.Hampton, 89, of Enfield, passed away Tuesday morning August 18, 2015 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born June 5, 1926 in Enfield, the daughter of Billy and Grace (Hosick) Phillips. She married Wilson E. Hampton on July 10, 1948 in Morganfield, KY and he preceded her in death on November 1, 1971.
            Edna had worked as a Pharmacy Tech at Ruemlers Drug Store in Enfield. She was valedictorian of the Enfield Class of 1944. She played the piano for over 40 years at the Enfield General Baptist Church.
            She is survived by her son, William (Vicki) Hampton of Enfield; her daughter, Linda (Kenneth) Ganoe of Enfield; grandchildren, Bradley Earl (special friend-Shelly) Brooks, Jenell (Kyle) Overturf, Tammy (Paul) Wilken, Christina Hampton, Melanie Hampton, Christopher and Charlotte Nipper; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, Robert Phillips and three sisters, Ollie Story, Mabel Thompson and Helen Phillips.
            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday August 21, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Brush Harbor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Lewis Lee "Junior" Butler

Lewis Lee “Junior” Butler, 63, of Cowling, Illinois, died Monday, August 17, 2015, at his home. He was born September 8, 1951, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the son of Lewis Lee Butler and Betty JoAnn (Thompson) Butler. He was married to Connie (Trusty) Butler on October 11, 1969, and she survives.

Junior was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Cowling Free Methodist Church, Scottish Rite, the Masonic Sheba Lodge 200 and the Ainad Shrine. He enjoyed anything mechanical, especially fast cars and his Peterbuilt truck. Cardinal baseball and NASCAR were among his favorite pastimes.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Butler of Cowling; son Aaron (Jennifer) Butler of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter Leslie (John) Novak of Ashley, Illinois; grandchildren Dylan Speir, Jacob (Caitlinn) Speir, MaKayla Speir, all of Albion, Illinois; Addison Butler, Graham Butler of St. Louis, K’Lee Novak of Ashley, and Drew Novak of Camp Pendleton, California; great grandchild Paislee Novak; and his beloved dog, Phoebe.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Franklin Ross Butler.

Visitation is 5-8 pm, August 20, 2015, with Masonic Rites conducted at 8 pm, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Funeral is at 10 am, Friday, August 21, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville with burial in Antioch Cemetery near Cowling.

Memorials may be made to the Cowling Community Center and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.

When thinking of Junior, “Remember who you are.”


Bruce Meriwether

Bruce Meriwether, 53, lifetime resident of Carmi passed away at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday, August 15, 2015 surrounded by his family and friends.  Bruce was born in Carmi on December 30, 1961, the son of Harold Ray and Kay (Downen) Meriwether.
     Bruce was a designer at Stein's Flowers in Carmi.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Carmi and served on the church boards.  Bruce was an excellent and artistic interior designer.  He worked in Carmi as an interior designer and landscape designer.  He had formerly been employed as an interior designer in Miami Beach, Florida, Evansville, Indiana, and Nashville, Tennessee.
     Bruce is survived by his mother, Kay Meriwether; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Gary Keck;  a nephew, Larrin Q. Keck all of Carmi; uncles and aunts, Jim and Verla Meriwether of Fairfield; Charles Frederick and June Downen of Merritt Island, Florida and Wayne Funkhouser of Fairfield.  He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Meriwether by only one week, grandparents,  Donald and Hazel Downen and Elvis and Mildred Meriwether.
     Funeral services for Bruce R. Meriwether, 53, and Rev. Harold R. Meriwether, 75, both of  Carmi, will be held together on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Carmi with Rev. Randy Douglass officiating.  Burial will be in Stokes Chapel Cemetery near Crossville.  Friends may call on Saturday, from 4:00 until 7:00p.m.at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Memorial gifts may be given in Bruce's name and may be made to the First  United Methodist Church in Carmi, Illinois and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Baker

    Marjorie Baker, 76, of Carmi, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:07 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  She was born on March 4, 1939 in Chesterville, IL, the daughter of Charles and Ida (Hoback)  Chumbley. Marjorie was a seamstress, working at Ainsbrook Sewing Factory and Johnny Manufacturing.  She was a member of Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City and Prayer Mountain Billye Brim Ministries.
     Marjorie is survived by a daughter, Dawn Stewart of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Gayla Baker of Carterville; and three grandsons, Camden and Easton Stewart and Peter Baker.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Herman and Howard Chumbley; and three sisters, Mildred Alexander, Loveless Artis and Macel Smith.
     Funeral services for Marjorie Baker, 76, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at RIG Ministries with Mark Allen officiating.  Burial will be in Kingdom Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may call at RIG Ministries on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m until service time.  Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. 

Jennifer Dodge

     Jennifer Dodge, 31, of Oakland City, IN, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015 in Oakland City.  She was born on December 12, 1983 in Carmi, Illinois, the daughter of  Jeffery Scott and Brenda (Conner) Sanders.  Jennifer married Michael Shane Dodge on March 18, 2014.  She was a homemaker and a 2002 graduate of Carmi White County High School.

     Jennifer is survived by her husband, Michael; father, Jeff Sanders and companion, Charlotte Jean Hanmore of Fairfield; paternal grandparents, Jim and Billie Rodgers of Ridgway; two daughters, Natalie Grace Dodge of Oakland City and Avery Grace Embery of Fairfield, IL; four sons, Dawson Perry of Ewa Beach, HI, Elijah Michael Dodge of Oakland City, Aidan Scott Sanders of Delaware and Logan James Dodge of Oakland City; a half sister, Belinda Acord of Carmi; a brother, Travis Sanders of Charleston; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, William Justin and Carolyn Lake of Oakland City; and a nephew Trent Sanders.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Duvall.

     Funeral services for Jennifer Dodge, 31, of Oakland City, IN, will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi.  Friends may call on Wednesday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

     Memorial gifts may be given in Jennifer's name to Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi to help with funeral expenses.

Kenneth Earl Sallee

Kenneth Earl Sallee, age 78, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at 3:50 pm on Friday, August 14th, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.

He retired from the USDA Forest Service and was also a cattle rancher.  He was also a US military veteran who served in the National Guard.

He is survived by his wife Linda Sallee of Wayne City, IL; a son Earl (wife Stacey) Sallee of Rapid City, SD; a step son Marty (wife Janean) Rawls of Wayne City, IL; three step daughters:  Tina (husband Barney) Ottema of New Castle, WY; Stacy Griffith (IL) and Misty Griffith (IL); 13 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.  Also surviving are two brothers:  Harold (wife Jill) Sallee of Rapid CIty, SD; and Cecil (wife Beverly) Sallee of North Platt, NE; two sisters:  Cathy (husband Clifford) Scheline of Reggins Past, ID; and Cris Reutner of Casper, WY.

In accordance with the family's wishes, Mr. Sallee will be cremated and there will be no local services.

The Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL is assisting  the family with arrangements.


Ruth Esther McGill

Ruth Esther McGill, age 90, a resident of McLeansboro, IL passed away at 11:00 pm on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at the Hamilton Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in McLeansboro.

She worked in the housekeeping department at Hamilton Memorial Hospital for many years.

She is survived by three sons:  Gary (wife Linda) McGill of Mayfield, KY; Stephen (wife Peggy) McGill of Murfreesburo, TN; and Richard (wife Sharon) McGill of Ava, IL; 11 grandchildren:  Brian McGill, Joshua Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Malissa Dobbs, Matthew McGill, Joshua McGill, Christen Drew, Jennifer McGill, Richard Alex McGill, and Luke McGill; and 20 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Ruth Esther McGill will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL with Rev. Jim Peak officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, August 17th 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Smith Cemetery near Dale, IL.


Maxine Mitchell

 Maxine Mitchell, 85, of Carmi, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 5:09 a.m. at Good Samiritan Hospital in Mt Vernon, IL. 
She was born on October 20, 1929 in Carmi, the dauhter of George Edwin and Verna Irene (Calkin) Niekamp.  Maxine married James Edmund Mitchell on December 23, 1947. 
She was a member of Carmi First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the VFW & American Leion Fund.
Maxine is survived by her husband of  67 years, Jim of Carmi; two daughters and a son-in-law, Myra and Bob Hudspeth of Burlington, Ontario, Canada and Lisa Gwen Leuellen of Nashville, TN; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Arla Mitchell, Jr. of Benton, KY; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Russell Fulkerson of Carmi; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald Ray and Marion Niekamp of Carmi; three grandchildren, Bob and wife Paula Hudspeth, Jr., Bryan and wife Tanya Hudspeth and Jarad and wife Nicole Mitchell; and four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Breanna, Dagny and Kaitlyn Hudspeth.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Kenneth Mitchell.
Funeral services for Maxine Mitchell, 85, of Carmi will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.  

Mildred Barbre

Mildred Barbre, 87, of Carmi, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 8:40 a.m. at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. 

She was born on August 4, 1928 in Enfield, IL, the daughter of Cecil and Ruby (Newman) Hart.  Mildred married Harry Edward Barbre on September 27, 1947. 

She was a member of First Christian Church in Carmi and a 60 year plus, member of First United Methodist Church in Carmi where she sang in the choir. Mildred was also a member of Wesleyan Service Guild. 

Mildred worked as a secretary at Carmi Savings and Loan and later becoming branch manager of Olympic Federal Savings and Loan.

 

     She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Larry Beck and Sharon and Rex Stallings all of Carmi; three grandchildren, Kara Kessler and husband, Curt, Shannon Nausley and husband, Lex and Jason Stallings and wife, Crystal; and seven great-grandchildren, Kelsi Kessler, Cody, Travis and Kassie Nausley, and Samantha, Sydney and Jordan Stallings.

 

     Funeral services for Mildred Barbre, 87, of Carmi will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Mike Fields officiating.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi. 

Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.  Memorial contributions may be made to Wabash Christian Retirement Center Memory Unit and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.


Violet "Rose" York

Violet “Rose” York, 88, of Springerton, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Wayfair Nursing Home in Fairfield.    She was born January 26, 1927 in Springerton, the daughter of Elwyn O. and Phillipine Gersbacher Palmiter. She married Clayton R. York, and he preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a member of Springerton Methodist Church. She had been survived by her long time companion, her doggie, Baxter.
Survivors are two brothers, Darwin (Betty) Palmiter of Utica, KY,  Ronald (Ruth) Palmiter of Eddyville, KY two sisters, Dorothy Hopson and Augusta June Spears of Fairfield, and a sister-in-law, Jeanie Palmiter of Enfield. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Don Palmiter, and a sister Hazel York.
Graveside services for Violet York will be held  at 11 am on Thursday August 20th at Hammack Cemetery in Springerton.  Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

William Gratton Tison

William Gratton Tison, age 30, a resident of Harrisburg, IL passed away at 1:30 am on Sunday, August 9th, 2015 near Broughton, IL.

He worked as a clerk at Wal-Mart in Harrisburg and had worked for many years at the McDonalds in Eldorado, IL.  

He is survived by his father and his step mother  Henry and Anita Tison of Harrisburg IL, his fiance LaSinda Seets of Harrisburg,IL; 3 sons:  Chandler Lane Tison, Bishop Alan Ray Tison, and Houston James Henry Tison, all of Harrisburg, IL;  a daughter LaMya Tison of Harrisburg IL, 2 brothers: Dalton Henry Tison and Alejandro Cruzito Brito, both of Harrisburg, IL;  2 step brothers: Brandon Upchurch of Herrin, IL and Greg Bates of Harrisburg, IL; and a step sister Leisa Bates of Harrisburg, IL.

Funeral services for William Gratton Tison will be held Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL with Rev. Ownly Williams officiating.

Visitation will be at 10:00 am for family only, and will be open to the public at 11:00 am until the time of service at 2:00 pm.

Burial will be at Big Ridge Cemetery near Harrisburg, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Tison family to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro which is in charge of all the arrangements.


Michael Eric Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

Burial will be at the Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.

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


Rodney Dwaine Jones

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

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

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

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

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

E. Wayne Ackerman

     E. Wayne Ackerman, 88, of New Haven, passed away at 6:50 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  He was born in White County, IL on December 31, 1926, the son of Willard Frederick and Lula (Ridenour) Ackerman.  Wayne married Frances M. Schultheis on June 22, 1952 at Bethel United Church of Christ in Evansville, IN.  He served his country in the U.S. Army, from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean War as a helicopter mechanic.  Wayne was a farmer and was one of the first to use irrigation and no-till.  He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, White County Agricultural Council, Concord School Board and a lifetime member of Carmi American Legion
      Wayne is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances;  three daughters and two sons-in-law, Doris and Ed Baumgart of Mt. Vernon, IN, Marie Ackerman of Evansville, IN and Carolyn and Steve Horwatt of West Chester, OH; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Angie Ackerman of Carmi and Roy and Laura Ackerman of Evansville, IN; a sister, Lola Smith of Albion; two brothers, William (Patsy) Ackerman of Carmi, Kenneth (Pat) Ackerman of New Haven; two sisters-in-law,  Wanda Ackerman of Carmi and Mary Alice Fisher of Evansville, IN; two brothers-in-law, Frank J. (Judy) Schultheis of Newburgh, IN and Alton "Bud" (Lois) Schultheis of Evansville, IN; eight grandchildren, Amy Menger, Anna Roe, Amber Ackerman, Heath Ackerman, Sharon Horwatt, Becky Horwatt, Kellie Ackerman and Neil Ackerman; and six great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lula Mae Vinson; and five brothers, Fred, James, Herbert, Howard and Joseph Ackerman.  
      Funeral services for E. Wayne Ackerman, 88, of New Haven will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Pastor Shane Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery with full military rites by the Carmi American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wayne's name to Concord United Methodist Church or White County 4-H Support Committee and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Donald B. Todd

           Donald G. Todd, 82 of Enfield, passed away Wednesday evening July 29, 2015 at his home. He was born September 30, 1932 in rural Hamilton County, the son of Arthur and Freda (Fulford) Todd. He married Mabel Pollard on March 8, 1958 in Carmi.
            Don worked many years in the oil field and later for B&W in Mt. Vernon, IN. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and following the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of all, he loved his family. He attended the Enfield General Baptist Church.
            He is survived by his wife, Mabel; his sons, Donald, Jr. and Michael (Athena) Todd of Enfield and Gregory Todd of Lafayette, IN; his daughters, Miranda (Dan) Atkinson of McLeansboro and Dana Davis of Enfield; his grandchildren, Douglas (Amanda) Atkinson, Derrick Atkinson, Adam Turner, Jacob Davis, Brandon Todd, Danny (Stacey) Atkinson, Melissa (Jarrod) McKenzie, Melinda (Chris) Dotson, Sara, Megan, Abigail and Courtney Todd; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, William (Marjorie) Todd of Aurora and James (Edna) Todd of Fairfield; his sister, Betty Early of Enfield; a stepbrother, John (Carolyn) Gifford of Decatur and sister-in-law, Darlene Gifford of Fairfield. He was preceded in death by his parents a brother, Robert Todd and a step-brother, James Gifford.
            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday August 2, 2015 at the Enfield General Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Atkinson officiating. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Carmi American Legion and V.F.W. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

David Glascock

    David Glascock, 76, of Carmi, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 2:15 p.m. at Phoenix Rehab & Nursing in Carmi.  He was born on December 24, 1938 in Illinois, the son of Hubert Dale and Flossie (Parker) Glascock.  David married Bonnie June Cobb on June 28, 1975 and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2012.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy for twelve years and had worked at Walmart.
     David is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Linda Glascock of Carmi;  a sister-in-law, Donna Newberry of Carmi; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two daughters, Stacie Cobb and Shelley Browning; two sisters, Juanita Simmons and Vickie Dill; and two brothers, Jody and Andy Newberry.
     Private graveside funeral services will be held at Kuykendall Cemetery in Carmi. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Vickie Wooten

     Vickie Wooten, 62, of Norris City, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:20 a.m. in Norris City.  She was born on March 11, 1953 in Eldorado, Illinois, the daughter of James Charles and Alice Evelyn (Blazier) Merritt.  Vickie married Darrell Charles Wooten on November 18, 1983.  She was a secretary for the Norris City Sanitary Department and Indian Creek Township.
     Vickie is survived by her husband, Darrell of Norris City; her mother, Alice Merritt of Norris City; a daughter and son-in-law, Tasha and Joshua Davis of Chillicothe, IL; a brother, Gary Merritt of Noblesville, IN; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father; and  a brother, Timothy Merritt.
     Funeral services for Vickie Wooten, 62, of Norris City, will be on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.  Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City.  Friends may call on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Paulette Duncan

Paulette Duncan 65 of Crossville, passed away Saturday morning August 1, 2015 at her home. She was born May 13, 1950 in Maunie, the daughter of Jim and Rhoda (McDonald) Burnett. She married Donald Lynn Duncan on November 6, 1966 and he preceded her in death on October 30, 2003.
Paulette had worked at the Red Geranium in New Harmony. She was a member of the Crossville Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Donnie (Tammy) Duncan and Matthew (Lacy) Duncan all of Crossville; daughters, Amy (Greg) Cox of New Harmony and Mandy (Adam) Osborne of Mt. Vernon, IN; grandchildren, Timothy, Nathan, Justin, Brayden, Daltin and Landen Duncan; great-grandson, Layden Duncan; brothers, James H. “Skeeter” Burnett of Carmi and Danny (Tina) Burnett of Crossville; sister, Becky (Mickey) Kueber of Maunie.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday August 5, 2015 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in the Little Wabash Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left atstendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Charlene Lemmons

CHARLENE LEMMONS, AGE 73, A RESIDENT OF DALE ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY SATURDAY AUGUST 1 2015  AT 7:58 P M  IN GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL IN MT VERNON  ILLINOIS.  SHE WORKED AS A CARE GIVER AT STUART ESTATES IN MCLEANSBORO FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE  THREE SONS: CHARLES (WIFE ROBIN) LEMMONS OF MCLEANSBORO,ILLINOIS, DAVID {WIFE CANDACE } LEMMONS OF AURORA ILLINOIS AND THOMAS {WIFE  JENNY} LEMMONS OF AURORA ILLINOIS; THREE DAUGHTERS: BILLIE J, DOOGAN OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS, DARLENE {HUSBAND OWEN) TRAINER OF STURGIS , KENTUCKY AND MARLENE ABBOTT OF CREAL SPRINGS, ILLINOIS; ONE SISTER PATSY KIMBRO OF PARAGOULD ARKANSAS; A BROTHER IN LAW TOM LEMMONS OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS  THREE SISTER IN LAWS: CHRISTINE WEAVER OF DAHLGREN ILLINOIS , DORA PRESLEY OF HARRISBURG ILLINOIS AND BONNIE BRAMLET OF LAKE CHARLES ,LOUISANA , 12 GRANDCHILDREN AND 6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ALSO SURVIVE. 

Funeral services for Charlene Lemmons will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Robert Sefried officiating.

Visitation will be from 12:00 noon on Tuesday until the time of service at the Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at the Digby Hill Cemetery in Dale, IL.


Herschel E. "Bus" Young

Herschel E. “Bus” Young 79 of Carmi passed away Tuesday evening August 4, 2015 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville. He was born August 27, 1935 in Hannibal, MO the son of George E. and Estella (Dunham) Young. He married Barbara Wagner on December 18, 1953 in Corinth, MS.
            Bus had worked in sales and bookkeeping at Mallette Equipment and Weal Drilling. He loved spending time with his family.
            He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Mike (Jeanie) Young of Carmi and daughter, Diana Donahoo of Centralia; grandchildren, Dawn (Jeff) McCoy, Michelle (Todd) Phillips, Jason Young and Holly (Jeremy) Snow; great-grandchildren, Danny McCoy, Matthew and Jordyn Phillips and Samaira and Courtney Snow; and his brother, Gene Young of Carmi. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Danny Donahoo and a sister, Nancy Margaret Young.
            Private family graveside services will be held at White County Memorial Garden in Carmi. Memorials are suggested to the Community Church in care of the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Gerald Allen Pollard

Gerald Allen Pollard, 69, of Grayville, Illinois, died Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He was born October 12, 1945, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Clarence Owen and J. Margaret (Griffin) Pollard. He married Jane (Harbison) Pollard on June 20, 1998, and she survives.

Gerald was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Grayville and a retired military veteran of the United States Air Force and Army National Guard. He was a manufacturing engineer. Memberships include the Sheba Lodge 200 (Master Mason), Shriners, and he was a Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America. Among his pastimes were coins, arrowheads, fishing, camping, metal detection and ham radios.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Pollard of Grayville; sons Gerald (Sandy) Pollard, Jr. of Grayville, and Daniel O. Pollard of Robinson, Illinois; stepsons Mike (Ruby) Gish of West Salem, Illinois, Wayne Gish of Union, Indiana, and David Gish of Weehawken, New Jersey; brother James (Karen) Pollard of Grayville; sisters Barbara McCulley of Independence, Missouri, and Judy (Alan) Schweizer of Fredericksburg, Virginia; granddaughter Alexa Pollard.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation and funeral are at Northside Baptist Church in Grayville with visitation 5-8 pm, Friday, August 7th and funeral at 2 pm, Saturday, August 8th. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. Masonic rites will be conducted at the visitation on Friday evening.

Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts Troop 341 and will be accepted by Cook Funeral Chapel who is in charge of all arrangements.


Vera Mae Ellis

Vera Mae Ellis, age 96, a resident of Mt. Vernon, IL passed away at 11:50 am Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, IL.

She is survived by a daughter in law Pat Ellis of Mt. Vernon, IL; a granddaughter in law Lisa Ellis of Mt. Vernon, IL; 2 great grandchildren:  Anna and Kaili Ellis, both of Mt. Vernon and also several cousins.

Graveside funeral services for Vera Mae Ellis will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2015 at Garrison Temple Cemetery near Keenes, IL with Rev. Richard McCormick officiating.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon on Friday until the time of service at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL which is in charge of all the arrangements.


William "Bill" Anderson

     William "Bill" Anderson, 34, of Carmi, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:37 p.m. in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  He was born on September 2, 1980 in Park Ridge, IL, the son of William Edward and Theresa (Stewart) Anderson.  Bill worked as a manager for Dunkin Donuts.
     He is survived by his father, William Anderson of Carmi; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Stewart and Papa of Corbin, KY; a daughter, Hannah Anderson of Carmi; long time companion, Jessica Smith of Carmi; a sister, Kim Anderson and a brother, Jimmy Anderson both of Carmi; and a niece and nephew, Alexis and Michael Miller.  Bill was preceded in death by his mother.
     Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements and services will be held at a later date.  
     Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Campbell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Eugene Mayberry

Eugene Mayberry        Age:  87

Residence:         Broughton, IL

Passed Away:    Wednesday,  August 5, 2015 at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN                         

Visitation:          6-8 P.M., Tue.,  Aug. 11, 2015, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro           

Funeral:             11:00 A.M.,  Wed.,  Aug. 12,  Harre Funeral Home,  McLeansboro

                            Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by American Legion

                            And Military Honors Team, Marion, IL                            

Clergy:               Reverend  Bobby Gentry

Burial:               Digby  Hill Cemetery,   Dale,  IL

                   

Date of Birth:            Sept. 28, 1927                                Place of Birth:  Dale, IL

Father:                       Moses William Mayberry            Mother:  Julia (Wheeler) Mayberry

Marriage to:               Norma Faye Cantrell on April 24, 1949 in McLeansboro                                                                                               

Church Affiliation:   Member of Dale Methodist Church

Activities:    Loved farming;  his family and quail hunting.  Member of Carmi American

                     Legion and Carmi VFW

Military Service:    Served in the Korean War, 1952 to 1954 in the U.S. Army

Occupation:   Farmer                       

Survivors:

Wife:   Norma -  Broughton, IL

Daughter:   Brenda Douglass  -  McLeansboro

2 – Grandsons:   Corey Douglass & wife Ashley  -  Omaha, IL

                             Kyle Douglass & wife Julie  -  Mt. Vernon, IL

3 -  Great Granddaughters:  Amelia,  Hadley and Kylie Douglass               

2 – Sisters:    Faye Allen  and Nell Harrawood

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Parents,  2 Sisters, Pearl Rountree and Betty Steele;

                                                    3 Brothers, Earl, Wheeler and Donald Mayberry

MEMORIALS  TO:    Wabash Christian Retirement Center or St. Judes Children

                                       Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

  

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


Ronald Kirsch

Ronald Lee "Ron" Kirsch, 58, of Crossville passed away at 10:23 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was born in Hamilton County on April 4, 1957 the son of Martha Kirsch.  Ron owned and operated AK Oil, LLC and was of the Catholic faith.
     Surviving are a son, Aaron Kirsch of West Salem; daughter, Kiana Kirsch of West Salem; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Gary Shaw of McLeansboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Charlene Murphy of Galatia; a brother-in-law, Ray Murphy of Dahlgren; and 15 nieces and nephews, Richard Thomas, Paula Lawrence, Rachal Newman, Cory Murphy, Jason Murphy, Troy Murphy, Michele Wilson, Gara McKinney, Trish Rexing, Michael Shaw, Lisa Allen, Billy Wayne Horn, Brandon Murphy, Jeremy Murphy and Justin Murphy.
     Ron was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Blackledge; and two sisters, Brenda Barnett and Bonita Murphy.
     Visitation for Ronald Lee "Ron" Kirsch, 58, of Crossville will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.  Burial will be private.

Ellon "Mickey" Eckiss

Ellon "Mickey" Eckiss, 86, of Carmi passed away at 10:35 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015 in Brazil, IN.  She was born in Princeton, IN on July 11, 1929 the daughter of Devin Davis and Versa Marie (Bruce) McClure.  Mickey married Bobby Gene Eckiss, Sr. on October 8, 1949 and he preceded her in death on September 12, 2014.  She was a homemaker and a member of Springerton Community Church.
     Mickey is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Kenny Rager of Carmi and Tina and Robert Timmerman of Independence, KY; 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 and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty McGowan; and a brother, Bill McClure.
     Funeral services for Ellon "Mickey" Eckiss, 86, of Carmi will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2015 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 in Carmi on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Mickey's memory to Inside Out Recovery, 1408 E. Hendrix St., Brazil, IN 47834 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Rev. Harold R. Meriwether

Long time minister and businessman,  Rev. Harold R. Meriwether, 75, of Carmi, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. at Deaconess VNA Plus Hospice Care Center in Evansville, Indiana.  Harold was born January 16, 1940 on the family farm north of Crossville, Illinois, the son of Elvis Franklin and Mildred Louise (Anselment) Meriwether.  He married the only love of his life, Kay Downen, on October 29, 1960 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Harold was a Christian ordained minister in the Congregational Christian Church and served many churches including Olive Congregational Church in Albion, Community Church west of Carmi,  First Presbyterian in McLeansboro, Zion EUB north of Carmi, Union Church of Norris City and Richland Congregational Christian Church of Fairfield.  Kay and Harold also owned and operated Harold's Dollar Store on Main Street in Carmi for 30 years.  Harold was lovingly known as the "flower king" because of the extremely large assortment of beautiful memorial flowers that he offered.
Harold was a charter member of the White County Historical Society, the Carmi Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow Club recipient, a member of the Carmi Jaycees, the Carmi Chamber of Commerce, and Olive Congregational Christian Church.  After his retirement he attended Maunie United Methodist Church and Big Prairie United Methodist Church.   He was an interpreter of history for Historic New Harmony for the past 21 years and the chairman of Commission of Churches for the Midwest Association of Congregational Christian Churches.  He attended Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee and was a graduate of Trinity Bible College in Newburgh, Indiana with a Bachelor's degree in Christian Education.
Harold will be missed by the entire community as he never forgot a name and never failed to stop a person to say hello and ask about their family.  He was well liked by all because he loved everyone.
Harold is survived by his wife, Kay Meriwether; a son, Bruce  Meriwether and daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gary Keck all of Carmi;  a grandson, Larrin Q. Keck of Carmi; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Verla Meriwether of Fairfield;  two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Charles Frederick and June Downen of Merritt Island, Florida and Wayne Funkhouser of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elmer and Homer Meriwether; and sisters, Eleanor Funkhouser, Joy Pringle, and Janet Sue Meriwether.
Funeral services for Rev. Harold R. Meriwether, 75, of Carmi, and Bruce Meriwether, 53, will be held together at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 23, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Carmi with Rev. Joe Foster and Pastor Thad Galloway officiating.  Burial will be in Stokes Chapel Cemetery near Crossville.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be given in Harold's name to Maunie United Methodist Church or Big Prairie United Methodist Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Ciaravino

 Josephine Ciaravino, 88, of Norris City passed away at 8:20 p.m., Tuesday August 11, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  She was born in New York City on September 17, 1926 the daughter of Anthony and Rita (Salorenzo) LaPorta.  Josephine married Vito Salvatore Ciaravino on December 4, 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2011.  She was a homemaker and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway.
     Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Cheri Ciaravino of Norris City; two grandsons, David Ciaravino of Norris City and Anthony Ciaravino of Brooklyn, NY; a sister, Christina LaPorta; and a brother, Vincent LaPorta.  She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Ciaravino and seven brothers and sisters.
   Funeral services for Jospehine Ciaravino, 88, of Norris City will be held at Prosparo Funeral Home in Staten Island, NY with burial in Ocean View Cemetery in Staten Island.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City who is handling local arrangements.

Rosa Lee Pool

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

Kenneth Ray Cave

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

Kenneth Gerald Horton

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Elisabeth Jane "Betty" Johnston

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Grayville United Methodist Church.


Sheila Bridgeman

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

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

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church.


Marcus Duane Yoder

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


Channing Ray Canady

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

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

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

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

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


Bill R. Colliver, Jr.

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

Survivors:

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

Son:  Jeffrey Richard Collivern Horn, Henderson, KY

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

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

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

8 Grandchildren:

Kyle & McKenzie Colliver

Mariska Makel

Destiny, Dillon, Samantha, Brooklyn, & Katllyn Breedlove

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

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

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

Memorial Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Hospital

PO Box 1000, Dept 142

Memphis, TN  38148-0142

King's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Joe R. Youngblood

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

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

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

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

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

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


Nancy L. Pearce

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

Charles J. "Jakey" Rankin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Joann Gibson

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

Ruby Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

Burial will be at the Ten Mile Cemetery near McLeansboro.


Reva Price

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

Mary Jane Foley

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

Aaron Elliott

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

Virtus Winter

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