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Naomi Ruth Carr
Naomi Ruth Carr, age 75, a resident of Carmi, IL passed away at 6:30 am on Monday, January 26th, 2015 at the Barnes-Jewish Extended Care facility in Clayton, MO.
She worked for many years as a Secretary for the Taylor Saw Mill in Enfield, IL. She served as the President of the VFW Ladies Auxillary of Carmi, IL for a number of years, and was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary of Olney, IL. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxillary or Carmi, IL.
She was preceded in death by both parents: Delbert and Eliza "Alice" (York) Rankin, one son: Keith Rankin, a sister: Jean O'Neal, and one grandchild: Michael Cole.
She is survived by her husband: Everett Deon Carr, one son: Bryce D. Carr of McLeansboro, IL; one daughter: Kimberly (husband Larry) Pretz of Harrisburg, IL; 4 grandchildren: John Cole, Christina Cole, Kyle Rankin, and Alex Carr; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Naomi Ruth Carr will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at the Gholson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice, and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
Karen F. Duke
Karen F. Duke, 67, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, at her home. She was born May 20, 1947, in Mattoon, Illinois, the daughter of Wilfred and Ruth (Farris) McKelvey. She married Robert E. Duke on August 14, 1964, and he preceded her in death on January 11, 2015.
Karen was a homemaker and member of the Northside Baptist Church in Grayville.
Survivors include her mother Ruth Fender; son Robert (Tonya) Duke; daughters Beverly Duke, Julie (Doug) Cowling; grandchildren Madison Duke, Christopher Duke, Benjamin Duke, Zoey Duke, Elijah Duke, Jada Duke, Emma Duke, Camille Cowling, Kaden Cowling.
She is preceded in death by her father Wilfred McKelvey; husband Robert E. Duke; and brother Nola McKelvey.
Visitation and funeral are Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 9 am and funeral is at 11 am, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Martha Drogemuller, age 96, formerly of Franklin Park, IL, passed away Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at the home of her son in Milwaukee, WI.
Mrs. Drogemuller was a home maker.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Walter Drogemuller, her loving parents: Joe and Lillie (Benbrook) Russ, and one brother: Joe Emmerson Russ.
Martha was the beloved wife of the late Walter Drogemuller; loving mother of William (wife Barb) Drogemuller of Milwaukee, WI; cherished grandmother of Matthew (wife Ruby); proud great grandmother of Dahlia Germain Drogemuller; dear sister of Hazel Clark of McLeansboro, IL; Velma (husband Richard) Reichenbach of Chicago, IL; Arlene Schael of Corinth, TX; and the late Joe Russ. She was also a loving aunt, cousin, and friend of many.
Visitation will be on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 from 4:00 pm until the time of service at 7:00 pm at the Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium, located at: 9568 Belmont Ave. in Franklin Park, IL.Burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery in Franklin Park, IL.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, and will be accepted locally at the Gholson Funeral Home of McLeanboro, IL, which is responsible for providing local obituary information.
Larry Edward Baumgart
James Edward Finch
Peggy Sue Baker
Peggy Sue Baker, age 53, a resident of Bluford, IL passed away at 4:30 P.M. on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.
She was a retired employee of the Airtex company in Fairfield, IL.
She is survived by her husband, John Baker of Bluford, IL; her mother, Dorothy Hedden of Wayne City, IL; two sons: Ryan Hedden of Fairfield, IL; and Jonnie Baker of Wayne City, IL; a daughter: Tracy Parker of Kinmundy, IL, two brothers: Roger (wife Amy) Hedden of Wayne City, IL; and Rocky (wife Angie) Hedden of Wayne City, IL; and a sister Gloria (husband Tim) Wiggins of Wayne City, IL.
Funeral services for Peggy Sue Baker will be held at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, January 26th, 2015 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL.
Burial will be at the Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, IL.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. on Monday, January 26th, 2015 until the time of service at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.
Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, and will be accepted at the Richardson Funeral Home, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
Robert (Bob) Mezo
Robert (Bob) Mezo, age 81, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at 6:32 P.M. Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.
He was a retired businessman.
He is survived by his wife Mary Mezo of Wayne City, IL; two sons, 1 daughter, 1 brother, and 2 sisters also survive.
Funeral services for Robert (Bob) Mezo will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 24th at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL.
Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 24th until the time of service at Richardson Funeral Home.
Burial will be at the Liberty Cemetery near Macedonia, IL.
Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, and will be accepted at the Richardson Funeral Home, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
Larry V. Gerdes
Clara J. "Jeanie" Young
A Celebration of Life for Clara J. “Jeanie” Young will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Freedom Chapel on North Staley Street in Carmi. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Clara passed away on December 30, 2014. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Jackie Junior Maness
Jackie Junior Maness, age 75, a resident of Opdyke, IL, passed away at 7:00 A.M. Monday, January 19th, 2015 at his home in Opdyke, IL.
He was a retired slaughter house meat cutter.
He is survived by: three sons; James Joe Maness of MO, Ralph Eugene Maness of KY, and Jessie Thomas Maness of NC; two sisters, Mary Sue Robinson of Sycamore, IL; and Judy Beasley of Maple Park, IL; a special friend, Judy Clark of Opdyke, IL; and his extended family; Jim, Tim, John, and Deedee Clark, and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Anderson Funeral home in Dekalb, IL.
Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren, IL is assisting with the local arrangements.
Alfred A. Hutchcraft
Don F. Gibson, Sr.
Charles "Vic" Jones
Robert D. (Bob) Szalla
ROBERT D. (BOB ) SZALLA , age 68, a resident of Genoa, illinois passed away at 10:53 P M TUESDAY JAN 13 2014 IN THE BETHANY HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER IN DEKALB ILLINOIS. HE WAS A RETIRED DRAFTSMAN AND PART TIME POLICE OFICER. HE IS SURVIVED BY A SON BART SZALLA OF CALIFORNIA, A DAUGHTER LESLIE SZALLA OF WISCONSIN , A BROTHER EDWARD SZALLA OF CHICAGO ILLINOIS . COUSINS :JOHN BARTKOWSKI OF GEORGIA, MARYANN BARTKOWSKI OF HAMSHIRE ILLINOIS BARBARA HART OF STREAMWOOD ILLINOIS, BONNIE TEXLEY OF NECEDAH, WISCONSIN, AND ALICE AND CHARLES MAYBERRY OF GENOA ILLINOIS. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE HELD SATURDAY JAN 17 2015 AT 10: 30 A M AT NEW PROSPECT CEMETERY NEAR MCLEANSBORO. VISITATION WILL BE 9:30 A M SATURDAY AND UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO. MEMORIALS TO THE DONORS CHOICE AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.
Thelma Rosalie Wynn
Thelma Rosalie Wynn, 97, of Crossville, Illinois, died Monday, January 12, 2015, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois. She was born January 8, 1918, in Willow Hill, Illinois, the daughter of John W. and Cora A. (Fear) Catt. She was married to Robert Wynn on June 3, 1981, and he preceded her in death on May 26, 2007. Rosalie was a retired registered nurse.
Survivors include son Joseph H. Williams; step sons William Wynn, Thomas Wynn; step daughters Virginia Musgrave, Mavis Maiden, Ruth Ann Woodward; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepson James Wynn; brothers Robert and Clinton Catt; and sister Lora Kibler.
Visitation and funeral are Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Visitation is at 9 am with funeral at 10 am. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, Illinois.
Cleatus Ora Morris
Cleatus Ora Morris, 93, affectionately known to many as “Sid”, went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2015 at the VA Community Living Center in Marion, IL. He was born on Sept. 30, 1921 in McLeansboro, IL to John Albert and Grace Beulah York Morris. One of eight siblings, Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents and four of his siblings; Bernard Morris, Jess Morris, Ruth Morris Jamieson and Val Morris.
He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Norma Morris of McLeansboro, sons Brad and Barry and a daughter, Kay Campbell. He is also survived by a brother, Todd Morris and wife Beulah of St.Francisville, IL, a sister, Ruby Mayo of MN, a sister, Betty Jo Davis of Fort Mohave, AZ and sisters-in-law Thelma Morris and Janet Morris both of McLeansboro. As well, many nieces and nephews, five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Mr. Morris was a long-time resident of Hamilton County and member of Hopewell Baptist Church in McLeansboro. He was a patriot and proud WWII Veteran, volunteering for service at the early age of 19. He served as a Military Policeman in the European Theatre, spending time in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and the Isle of Capri from 1943 to 1945. After being discharged from the service, he spent over 40 years working in the oil fields of southern Illinois. Upon retirement he spent many enjoyable years wood crafting, gardening, doing yard work, fishing and performing handyman tasks for many friends and neighbors.
Mr. Morris will be cremated with a graveside memorial service to be scheduled sometime in the spring of 2015. He will be sorely missed by many. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Eugene Duke
Robert Eugene (Bob) Duke, 69, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He was born February 25, 1945, in Flora, Illinois, the son of Robert E. and Nellie (Nash) Duke. He married Karen McKelvey on August 14, 1964, and she survives.
Bob was retired from Zachary Construction where he worked construction in the coal mines. He attended Northside Baptist Church in Grayville, and he enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Duke of Grayville; son, Robert (Tonya) Duke of Alton, IL; daughters Beverly Duke of Grayville, and Julie (Doug) Cowling of Browns, IL; brother, Billy Farris of Cisne, IL; sisters Shirley Fry of Effingham, IL, Linda (Mike) Anderson of Pennsylvania, Ellen Allbee of California, and Connie Bastion of Flora; grandchildren Maddie Duke, Christopher Duke, Benjamin Duke, Zoey Duke, Elijah Duke, Jada Duke, Emma Duke, Camille Cowling, and Kaden Cowling.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation and funeral are Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 9 am and the funeral is at 11 am. Burial will be in Oak
Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Joan E. Terrell
Keith Rankin, age 57, a former resident of McLeansboro, passed away on Wednesday December 10th, 2014 at his home in Spotsville, KY.
Keith enjoyed flying model airplanes, and was a member of the Henderson Flying Club and the Bluegrass flying club. He also loved to go fishing.
Survivors include: Both parents: Naomi Ruth Carr & Everett Deon Carr, one son: Kyle (wife Danielle) Rankin of Carmi, IL; one brother: Bryce D. Carr of McLeansboro, IL; one sister: Kimberly (husband Larry) Pretz of Harrisburg, IL; two grandchildren: Kadence Rankin and Jolene Rankin; and close friend Penny Russelburg.
Funeral services for Keith Rankin will be held Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.
Burial will be at the Springer Cemetery near Blairsville, IL.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. Sunday, December 14th until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.
Donna Kay Newman
Donna Kay Newman, age 72, resident of Wayne City, Illinois passed away at 3:30 AM Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Good Samaritan Regional Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She was a home maker. Survivors include one son: Bill Joe (wife Karen) Newman of Wayne City; one daughter: Vonda Kay (husband Steve) Colclasure of Olney; one brother: Leroy Simpson of Wayne City; one brother-in-law: Morris Newman of Wayne City; 3 grandchildren: Aaron Newman, Shane Newman, and Sophia Colclasure; and two great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Donna Kay Newman will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Wayne City Baptist Church. Burial will be at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.
James A. "Jim" Beam
DEWAYNE LAUGHARD, AGE 58, A RESIDENT OF DALE, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 8:45 A.M. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014 AT HIS HOME. HE WAS RETIRED FROM GENERAL TIRE COMPANY IN MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS. SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO SONS: HEATH DEWAYNE (WIFE TRACY) LAUGHARD OF ELDORADO, AND MICHAEL KEITH (FIANCE JACLYN BRADDOCK) LAUGHARD OF SPRINGERTON; ONE DAUGHTER: LACI (HUSBAND BRANDON) WEBB OF MCLEANSBORO; ONE BROTHER: BOBBY LAUGHARD OF MCLEANSBORO, TWO SISTERS: NORMA LAUGHARD OF MCLEANSBORO, AND KATHY RITCHEY OF MCLEANSBORO; GRANDCHILDREN: ERYN LAUGHARD, KAIDEN LAUGHARD AND ONE ON THE WAY; AND SEVERAL NEICES AND NEPHEWS ALSO SURVIVE. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DEWAYNE LAUGHARD WILL BE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 AT 1:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO. BURIAL WILL BE AT BRUSH HARBOR CEMETERY NEAR MCLEANSBORO. VISITATION WILL BE SATURDAY AT 11:00 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT 1:00 P.M. AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.
Charles Ray Pritchett
Charles Ray Pritchett, 88, of Grayville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 2:45 am. This was the end of a courageous journey, battling heart problems for 28 years, a health burden he carried with dignity and grace.
He was born in Grayville on July 12, 1926, to Lace and Leona (Knight) Pritchett. On June 9, 1951, he married Clara Gentry in the Christian Church at Sailor Springs, Illinois. Sixty three years of happiness were spent with each other.
He attended Grayville schools and upon his graduation in 1944, enlisted in the U.S. Army. After completing his basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, he, along with 3000 other soldiers, boarded a ship in San Francisco, California, for the South Pacific Ocean. His unit, (The Golden Cross), was stationed in the Philippine Islands, and then sent to Yokohama, Japan, soon after the atomic bomb was dropped. Arriving in Japan, they were dropped off by LST’s and waded ashore at midnight.
Several weeks later, he was put in charge of a Special Investigative Unit and immediately transferred to Tokyo, Japan. While there, his office was located across the street from General Douglas McArthur. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Master Sergeant at the age of 19. Upon receiving his discharge from the military, he enrolled in Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, from which he graduated with a degree in education just two days after his wedding.
His students were his delight. Charles was a “behind the scenes” man, providing clothes and spending money for needy students. The Griggsville, Illinois class of 1961, dedicated their yearbook to Charles and Clara. He was a member of the Grayville First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and the White County Retired Teachers Association.
In the mid 1960’s, Charles and a coach in a neighboring town in Iroquois County, Illinois, formed the “Twin County Conference”. It stressed academics and sportsmanship and became a role model for other conferences in Illinois. To Charles’ delight, the conference is still in existence.
After 15 years as a Junior High School Principal, he became a High School Principal in Gilman, Illinois. In 1981, Charles and Clara, also a High School teacher, retired and moved to Grayville. They are proud that they had 33 years of retirement together.
Charles is survived by his wife, Clara, of Grayville; son Brady of Tobinsport, Indiana; and daughter Penny Pritchett of Greenfield, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his parents Lace and Leona Pritchett, and stepfather Ben Millar.
Funeral service will be at noon on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Grayville. Visitation is also Saturday, beginning at 10:30 am. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Memorials may be made to the Grayville First United Methodist Church.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of all arrangements.
Misty Lee (James) Wadsworth
Robert William Warden, Jr
Robert William Warden, Jr., 80, of Crossville, Illinois, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home. He was born December 24, 1933 in Salem, Illinois, the son of Robert William Warden and Sylvia (Boyles) Warden. His wife of 53 years, Jenny (Skaggs) Warden, survives.
Robert was a heavy equipment mechanic and Crossville business owner for more than forty years. A United States Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was devoted to his country and was a passionate advocate for military members. A man of great faith, he went to his eternal reward surrounded by his family, who he loved above all else. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, following current events, watching John Wayne movies, listening to music, and most of all studying the Bible.
Survivors include his wife Jenny Warden of Crossville; daughters Becky (Chuck) Conner of Crossville; Rachel (David) Anderson of Connersville, Indiana, Robin (Iann) Mick of Crossville, and Rena (James) Leisure, of Nashville, Tennessee; sister Anna Mae Rose of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law Cherie (Doug) Garrette; grandchildren Whitney (Mark) Pearce, Cassie Mick, Tabby Mick, David Conner, and Jena Leisure; great grandchildren Maggie Pearce, Liam Pearce, and Conner Pearce; nieces Jennifer (Adam) Lisy, Kimbrell (Ryan) Rakestraw, Kathi Robinson, Vicki Cantrell, Debbie Ryan, Patti Shaffer, Shirley Fenton, and Tammy Spencer; nephews Wesley Rose, Steve Rose, and Mike Ryan; five great nieces and eight great nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Jean Ryan.
Visitation and funeral are on Saturday, December 20 at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Visitation is at 10 a.m. with the funeral following at 11 a.m. Burial with military rites will be in Stokes Cemetery near Crossville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Addus Health Care.
Condolences can be left at Cookfuneralchapel.com.
Charles "Chod" Welch
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 3:05 A.M. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro
Visitation: 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro
Funeral: The Family will proceed to Garden of Memories Cemetery, Carmi, IL where the Graveside Service will be conducted Wednesday, December 17.
Clergy: Reverend Larry Woodrow
Burial: Garden of Memories Cemetery, Carmi, IL
Date of Birth: July 20, 1938 Place of Birth: Carmi, IL
Father: Don Welch Mother: Mary Shepard
Marriage To: Carolyn Sue (Upton) Oct. 12, 1957 and she preceded him in death on January 26, 2013
Church Affiliation: First United Methodist Church, Carmi, IL
Activities: Loved visiting with grandkids, playing golf and boating
2 – Sons: David and Connie Welch - McLeansboro, IL
Greg Welch - McLeansboro
3 - Grandsons: Keith Welch & wife Savannah - McLeansboro, IL
Devan Welch & wife Misty - McLeansboro, IL
Jake Welch & wife Sarah - McLeansboro, IL
5- Great Grandchildren
2 - Brothers: Don Welch - McLeansboro, IL
Artie Welch - Enfield, IL
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, Wife Sue Welch, Brother “Bud”, Sister Rita Pfister, Grandson Ross Welch
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.
Ronnie "Doc" Todd
Ronnie "Doc" Todd, age 62, of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away at 5:30 P.M. Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at the home of his niece in Carmi, IL.
He was a truck mechanic, a member of the Blooming Grove Baptist Church, and also attended Hopewell Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one son: Bradie Rubenacker of McLeansboro, IL; two daughters: Bethanie Rubenacker of McLeansboro, and Samantha (husband Blake) Lueke of McLeansboro, IL, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including Nedra (husband Brian) Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents Sam & Nigal (Sights) Todd, one brother: John Todd, and one sister: Shirley French.
Graveside services for Ronnie "Doc" Todd will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 6th at the Blooming Grove Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL with Rev. Robert Sefried officiating.
Visitation will be held at 11:00 A.M. until the time of service on Tuesday, January 6th at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, or may be mailed to: PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312
Charles David Gibbs
Charles David Gibbs, 58, of Evansville, Ind., died Sunday December 14, 2014. Charles born October 31, 1956 in Evansville to James and Mabel (Randolph) Gibbs. He married the love of his life, Katrina Sue (Jones) on May 5, 2001 and she survives. Also surviving are his brothers, Robert Gibbs (Bonnie) and James Gibbs; mother-in-law, Anna Jones of Carmi; other in laws, Arrinda Smith (Mark), Jan Sisson (Bob), Angela Bohleber (Michael), James Inman (Martha) and Tammy Jones and numerous nieces and nephews, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding him to heaven were his parents; a sister, Ruth Elizabeth Gibbs; father-in-law, Elmo Jones; brother-in-law, Hughie Jones; sister-in-law, Connie Kaye Gibbs. Memorial contributions may be made to the River City Clowns, 9951 S. 250 W., Fort Branch, Indiana 47648. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2014, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 617 Bellemeade Ave., Evansville, Indiana. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014, with a Rosary service at 7 p.m., at Miller & Miller Colonial Chapel, 100 E. Columbia St., Evansville, Indiana. Additional visitation will be 10 a.m. to Mass time Friday at the church. Sympathy wishes may be made at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.
Patsy Coke, 60, of Carmi passed away at 2:43 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born April 8, 1954 in Fairfield, IL the daughter of Luther and Annie Lucille (Brown) Vines. Patsy married Thomas Lee "Tommy" Coke, Jr. on February 27, 1976. She was a bus driver for the Carmi White County School District and a member of New Beginning Church of God.
Pasty is survived by her husband of 38 years, Tommy; her mother, Annie Vines of Carmi; a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Tom Kemp of Aurora, IL; two grandchildren, Toby and Ollie Kemp; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Phillip and Sue Vines of Carmi, George and Linda Vines of Norris City and Donald Vines of Mt. Vernon, IN; a special niece, Alexis Schneider and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Virginia "Ginger" Sanders.
Graveside funeral services and burial for Patsy Coke, 60, of Carmi will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norris City. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Valerie Anne (Heil) Carter
Evelyn Louise Wilson Collins
Evelyn Louise Wilson Collins, age 88, of Princeton, Indiana, (formerly of McLeansboro, Illinois), passed away at 8:45 P.M. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois. She was a retired office secretary. She is survived by two nephews: Edward Lewis of Eldorado, Illinois, and Chandra Lewis of McLeansboro, Illinois. Several great nephews and nieces also survive. Funeral services for Evelyn Louise Wilson Collins will be Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. Tuesday until the time of service at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Erma Lee Robbins
Erma Lee Robbins, 90, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. She was born June 14, 1924, in Edwards County, Illinois, the daughter of Ervin and E. Mable (Cox) Robbins.
She was a retired beautician and member of the First Baptist Church in Grayville. She enjoyed her pet dogs and quilting.
Erma is survived by several nieces and nephews and their children.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Jesse Robbins; sisters Mary Butler and Reba Goldsmith.
In keeping with Erma’s wishes, her remains were cremated with no services. Erma’s family thanks the staff at Meadowood Nursing Home for her care since 2008.
Arrangements were provided by Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.
Delores Rae Benner
William H. "Bill" Abbott
William H. “Bill” Abbott
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 12:52 P.M., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro, IL
Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 26, 2014, Harre Funeral Home
Funeral: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014, Harre Funeral Home
Clergy: Reverend Robert Sefried
Burial: Brush Harbor Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL
Graveside Military Services provided by American Legion Post 106, McLeansboro, IL
Date of Birth: June 6, 1927 Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL
Father: William Alpha Abbott Mother: Ollie Ethel (Miller) Abbott
Marriage to: Barbara Jean (Heimer) DOD: Feb. 2, 2012
Date of Marriage: June 20, 1951 Place of Marriage: Arkansas
Occupation: Tank Truck Driver in the Oil Field
Church Affiliation: Member of the 2nd Missionary Baptist Church, McLeansboro, IL.
Military Service: U. S. Army
Activities: Loved rabbit hunting and yard work. Worked at Brownsville “Pride House”
3 Daughters: Pamela Flannigan and husband Barry, McLeansboro, IL
Martha Immel and husband Ron, Carmi, IL.
Barbara Lynn, Oscala, FL
1 Son: John Abbott and wife Sharon, McLeansboro, IL.
6 Grandchildren: Jessica (Abbott) Ellis and husband Jody; Milissa (Flannigan) Thrane; Emily Williams and husband Ryan; Laramie Immel, Patrick and Colton Flannigan
4 Great Grandchildren: Bret Allen McCarty, Jr., Brady Thrane , Raynie Johnson and Hadley Williams
Preceded in Death by: Parents, Wife, Barbara; 2 Brothers, John Robert and Franklin D. Abbott, 5 Sisters, Catherine Cremeens, Pauline Jones, Lula Mae Bowers and Annabell Draper and Emma Jane Smith Flick
MEMORIALS TO: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
Lula May Vinson
Vincent S. "Vince" Schilling
VINCENT S. "VINCE" SCHILLING, AGE 90, FORMERLY OF DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS, PASSED AWAY AT 12:01 A.M. MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014 AT HIS HOME IN MARISSA, ILLINOIS. HE WAS A RETIRED SHOE SALESMAN. SURVIVORS INCLUDE 2 DAUGHTERS: CAROLYN SCHILLING OF RUMA, ILLINOIS AND JANET SCHILLING OF MARISSA, ILLINOIS. ALSO 2 GRANDCHILDREN: NICHOLAS SCHILLING AND STEPHANIE SCHILLING; 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: JEREMY SCHILLING, CHEYENNE SCHILLING, ORION SCHILLING, AND EMMA SCHILLING. GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR VINCENT S. "VINCE" SCHILLING WILL BE HELD AT 10:00 A.M. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2014 AT THE ST. JOHNS CEMETERY IN DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 9:00 A.M. SATURDAY AND UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN DAHLGREN. MEMORIALS TO THE DONOR'S CHOICE AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN DAHLGREN WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Adamae Roosevelt of Carmi, Illinois died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois after a brief illness.
Roosevelt was a graduate of McKendree University. She was a retired teacher from service in the Carmi School District. Roosevelt was a leader in the District teachers association and held leadership roles in her the IEA and State IEA. She was active in fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Roosevelt was an ardent supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and had participated in rallies in support of that Amendment and numerous rallies in support of fair funding for local schools.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Roosevelt, parents Lyman Weber and Emma Christy Weber, as well as her brother, Merrill, and a grandson, Nick.
Surviving are a son, Greg and his wife, Brenda of Glen Carbon, two grandchildren, Alex of Glen Carbon and Catherine of Colorado Springs, a son, Dan of Carbondale, a sister, Margaret Jean Shupe of Carrollton, sisters in law, Wanda Ackerman of Carmi, Mary Fenton of Carlinville and a brother in law, Wilbur Roosevelt of Decatur.
Services for Adamae Roosevelt will be held at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014 with a visitation preceding the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Wabash Christian Retirement Center or the American Cancer Society.
Donald Eugene Hall
Donald E Hall, 74 of Carmi, passed away early Wednesday morning December 24th, 2014 at the Marion VA Hospital. He was born April 20th, 1940 in Junction, the son of Elmer and Evelyn Pauline (Richardson) Hall. He was married to Linda Patterson on April 15, 1964 in Manteno.
Donald retired as an operator for almost 30 years from The Carmi Light Plant. He was a United States Navy veteran having served during the Cuban Military Crisis and was a signalmen aboard the USS Neosho AO- 143. He was a member of the Carmi American Legion and VFW. And a member of the SASS (Single Action Shooting Society). Also he was a member of the Carmi New Beginnings Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Linda. Two sons; Ronald (Brenda) Hall of Parkersberg, and Eric (Amanda) Hall of Carmi. Three daughters; Donna (Owen) Wilson of Griffin, Indiana, Sherry (Ivan) Hall of Shawneetown, Paula (Jim Patton) of Carmi. Eleven grandchildren; Brandie (Jason) Cooper, Whitney (Orlando) Matthews, Ryan (Kelsey) Hall, Jeremy (Andrea) Hall, Trisha (Lee) White, Josha Hall, Taylor Wilson, Arial Wilson, Hailey Ball, Havyn Hall, Coltlyn and Kaitlyn Hall. Four step - grandchildren; Tommy Hall, Paul Hall, Adam (Theresa) Hundley, and Zach Patton. Four great-grandchildren; Rowdy Hall, Noah Hall, Drake Cooper, and Mia Cooper. One step great-grandchild; Amanda Jackson. Two step great great
-grandchildren; Avalyn and Hadley. One brother; Charles Garrison of Corbin, KY. One sister; Theresa Tharp of Carmi. Also several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents. One brother; Robert Garrison, two sisters; Phyllis Melton and Wanda Money and one brother-in-law; John Money.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday December 28, 2014 at the Carmi New Beginnings Church of God. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday December 29, 2014 at the Carmi New Beginnings Church of God. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carmi American Legion and V.F.W. Online condolences may be left at Stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Kermit A. McCormick
Kermit A. McCormick, age 79, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away on December 25th, 2014 at Crossroads Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.
Kermit was a retired horse trainer.
Survivors include: His mother, Wanda McCormick of Wayne City, IL; two sons: Kimit McCormick of Wayne City, IL and Kermit McCormick Jr. of Wayne City, IL; a daughter: Kerma McCormick of Wayne City, IL; six grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Kermit A. McCormick will be held on Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, IL.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 28th from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, which is in charge of all arrangements.
Wilma A. James
Dale Duvall, 57, of Crossville passed away at 9:38 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born January 21, 1957 in Carmi the son of Frank and Alice Rachel (Peyton) Duvall. Dale married Diana June Graham on January 27, 1994. He was a farmer for Mike Barbre Farms and had been a truck driver for Johnson Farms and a member the Sons of the American Legion in New Harmony, IN.
Dale is survived by his wife of 20 years, Diana of Crossville; his mother, Alice Duvall of Crossville; two step-daughters, Mellissa Thompson and Tracy Miller both of Evansville, IN; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Pam Miller of New Albany, IN; a sister, Kathy Hurt of New Harmony, IN; and six grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Nick DeHavan, Ethan Miller, Logan Thompson, Owen Miller and Leah Miller. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Duvall on February 13, 2009.
Funeral Services for Dale Duvall, 57, of Crossville will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Shirley (Adams) Burns
Shirley (Adams) Burns of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Livermore, Kentucky. Shirley Maxine Adams was born April 23, 1924 in Eldorado, Illinois to the late Dannie and Ruth Carnahan Adams and was married to Aaron Frank Burns on October 2, 1942. She was a homemaker, retired from the advertising department of the Carmi Times, was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Carmi. Shirley was a member of Beta Sigmi Phi Sorority in Eldorado, joining in 1950, and a member of the Laureate Gamma Zeta chapter after moving to Carmi in 1957. She was an advisor to the Beta Nu Chapter in Carmi and narrated several area style shows. Shirley was a member of Carmi Women’s Club, was Woman of the Year in 1964 and was the Beta Nu Woman of the Year in 1973. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Aaron Burns, who died August 14, 2013; by two brothers, Raymond Harold Adams and Carol Dean Adams; and by two sisters, Helen Mae Blue and Alice Jean Adams.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Edds and husband, Richard of Livermore; a granddaughter, Shirley Rose and husband, Mike of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Mildred Adams Kelly and husband, John of St. Louis; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Carmi, Illinois. Burial will be in the Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado, Illinois. Friends may visit with Shirley’s family from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the church.
Shirley’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the kind and excellent care that was shown by both of her caregivers, Diana Brown and Brenda McDaniel.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the First United Methodist Church, 100 South Church Street, Carmi, Illinois 62821 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.
Clara J. Young
Jimmie Lee Parson
Jimmie Lee Parson, 77, formerly of Crossville, Illinois, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at his home in St. John, Missouri. He was born December 28, 1937, in Phillipstown, Illinois, the son of Kenneth Floyd Parson and Marjorie (Hunley) Parson. He was married to Wanda May (Nash) Parson, and she survives.
Jimmie was retired from McDonnell Douglas Corporation where he worked as a storekeeper. He was an Army Veteran and enjoyed watching television.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Parson of St. John, MO; son Kenneth Lee (Kymberly) Parson of Ballwin, MO; sister Patty (Max) Anderson of Kirkwood, MO; and 2 grandchildren Mia Grace Parson and Madyson Mahan.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and daughter Pamela Kay Cagle.
Visitation and funeral are Friday, January 2, 2015, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral is at 11 am. Burial with military rites will be in Stokes Chapel Cemetery near Crossville.
Raymond G. Garner
RAYMOND G. GARNER AGE 85, OF COLLINSVILLE ILLINOIS AND FORMERLY OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 12:30 P M TUESDAY DECEMBER 30 2014 9N THE CEDARHURST ASSISTED LIVING CENTER IN COLLINSVILLE ILLINOIS. HE WAS A RETIRED WATER PLANT
OPERATOR, FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY JAN 4 2015 AT 1:30 P M AT THE ARCHIE L SANDERS MEMORIAL CHAPEL IN WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE THOMASON CEMETERY. VISITATION FROM 6 TO 8 P M SATURDAY JAN 3 2015 AT THE
RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME IN WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE CORDELIA GARNER OF COLLINSVILLE I ILLINOIS, A SON BRENT( LAURA ) GARNER OF G LEN CARBON, ILLINOIS ; A DAUGHTER GLENDA ( MARK ) STEVENS OF SAN ANGELO TEXAS
2 BROTHERS JOE AND HERMAAN GARNER ,BOTH OF WAYNE CITY ILLINOIS AND 2 SISTERS ; ALICE JANE ( CULLY ) CROOK OF WAYNE CITY, ILLINOIS AND PHYLLIS CLARK OF MT VERNON ILLINOIS. RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOM E OF WAYNE CITY IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Richard L. Maloney
Richard L. Maloney, age 83, lifelong resident and farmer of Ridgway, died peacefully on December 31, 2014 in the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. Richard was born on the family farm East of Ridgway on December 1, 1931 to the late Daniel J. and Margaret (Luckett) Maloney. Richard attended Kane and Daily grade schools and then graduated Ridgway High School. He furthered his education obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture from the University of Illinois where he also joined the Air Force ROTC. After college he went to the Air Force during the Korean War and was an airplane pilot. On January 29, 1955 he married Alice (Naas) Maloney who survives.
Richard was very kind hearted and was always looking out for others, especially the needy and underprivileged. He helped in a Prison ministry for many years through his church. He was always very active in his county serving as a Gallatin County Board member for 20+ years and acting as chairman most of his tenure. He served on the Ridgway school board, Banterra Bank Board, Shawnee FBFM Board, and was a Trustee at St. Patrick’s Church for many years. He also served in an advisory role for 4H. His real passion was farming, owning and working the family business for many years before retiring in 1996. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick Church in Pond Settlement all of his life. He was a kind soul always being good to others, a great husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend and will be missed by the area.
Richard is survived by his wife of almost 60 years Alice (Naas) Maloney of Ridgway, 2 sons, Kevin (Kay) Maloney of Norris City, IL, Michael (Tonya) Maloney of Ridgway, 3 daughters, Julie (Sonny) Shearer of Norris City, IL, Maria Spahr of Ridgway, and Angela (Mike) Knight of Pawnee, IL, 19 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. 1 brother, David (Frances) Maloney of Waverly, KY, 3 sisters, Mary Beth (Charles) Wargel of Equality, IL, Corrine (Ted) Miller of Reston, VA, and Francis (Tony) Traweek of Tyler, TX. Special caregivers, Stella Feazel and Mary Jo Redick. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Shaun Maloney, a brother, Patrick (Doreen) Maloney and a sister, Jean (Leonard) Heimann.
Visitation for Richard will be on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway where a prayer service will start at 4 PM. His funeral mass will be on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at the St. Patrick’s Chapel of St. Kateri Catholic Church in the Pond Settlement community East of Ridgway starting at 10:30 AM. Fr. Steven Beatty will celebrate and interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would also like to give thanks to Hospice of Southern Illinois and Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi for the wonderful care given to Richard. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the St. Kateri Building Fund, or the Hospice of Southern Illinois, or the Wabash Christian Retirement Center. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com