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Vertis E. "Smitty" Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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


Charles Edward (Ed) Gunter

   CHARLES  EDWARD ( ED ) GUNTER, AGE 72, A RESIDENT OF ELDORADO ILLINOIS AND FORMERLY OF MCLEANSBORO  ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 3:15 P M  MONDAY SEPTEMBER  22 2014  IN FERRELL HOSPITAL  IN  ELDORADO ILLINOIS.    HE WAS A RETIRED FARMER.  SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE  ALICE GUNTER OF 

    ELDORADO ILLINOIS , A SON ROBERT LEE GUNTER OF  ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA,  TWO DAUGHTERS : KATHERINE  ( HUSBAND DANNY ) BIBLE OF LOUISVILLE  ILLINOIS  AND  BEVERLY  (HUSBAND TEDDY )  ATKINSON OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS,  4 BROTHERS  : DONALD GUNTER, FRED GUNTER, AND DAVID GUNTER, ALL  OF 

    MCLEANSBORO AND DANIEL( WIFE MARLENE  ) GUNTER   OF    SPRINGERTON  ILLINOIS ,   2 SISTERS;  JANET VETETO  OF MCLEANSBORO AND RUBY ( HUSBAND  CHARLES  )   EVERETT OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS , 4 GRANDCHILDREN  AND . 1 GREAT GRANDCHILD ALSO SURVIVES.    FUNERAL SERVICES FOR  CHARLES EDWARD (ED ) 

   GUNTER  WILL BE   11;00 A  M  FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26 2014  AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME  IN MCLEANSBORO.  VISITATION  FROM 5 P M TO 8 P M THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 2014     AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.    MEMORIALS  TO THE VNA  HOSPICE AND WILL BE ACCEPTED AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME .


Bobby Gene Ackerman

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

Joann E. Bailey

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

Nancy Lambdin

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

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

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


Suzanne (Arnold) McCormick

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

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

Irene Partain

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


Rhonda M. Choate

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


Herbert Clella Penner

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

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

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

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


George E. (G.E.) Kissner

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Carol Brooks

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

Bobby Eckiss, Sr.

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

Norbert Franklin Maier

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

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

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


Louis G. Roberts

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

Alpha E. Hankins

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

Sandra King

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

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

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

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


Neda Kane

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

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

Anna Q. Hortin

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

John T. Mitchell

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


Bruce H. Roberts

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

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

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

Nancy A. Winter

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

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

Marguerite Dungy

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

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

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

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

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


Shayle Bruce Hensley

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


Kevin K. Kelleher

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

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

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

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

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

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Mervin C. Burger

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


Martha Jane Abbey Wiwchar

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

Jane was a homemaker and she enjoyed oil painting.

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

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

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

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Connie L. Lamont

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

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

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

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


Charlie Wycoff

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

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

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

Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.


Laura Belle Flannigan

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

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Nina York

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

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

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


David Nester

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

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

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


Errol Wayne Parrish

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

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

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

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

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

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


Delise Stucky

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

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

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


Wanda L. Campbell

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

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

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

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


Mary M. Winemiller

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


Elberta Utterback

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


Richard Pleasant

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

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

Wanda G. Yates

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

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

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

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


Charles Lemmons, Sr

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

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

Presley of Rudement Il & Bonnie Bramlet of Lake Charles Louisana 

 

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


Joyce A. Frymire

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

Verschel A. Shaw

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

 

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

 

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


Veneta Short

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


Ruby Marshel

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


Dorothy Wangler

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

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

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

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


Florine E. Savage


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





Timothy L. Brown

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

James David Schneider

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

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

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

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


Donna Jo (Grant) Cox

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

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

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


Patrick "Pat" Wood

Patrick "Pat" Wood, 71, of Carmi, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:48 p.m. at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  He was born December 26, 1942 in Posey County, Indiana, the son of George Edwin and Geraldine (Hoover) Wood.  Pat married Laura Marie Jordan on February 25, 1993.  He was an over the road truck driver for over 40 years.  Pat was a member of Harvestime Temple in Mt. Vernon, IN, and the Mt. Vernon, IN American Legion and Masonic Lodge #548 in Earlington, KY.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Laura Wood of Carmi; four daughters, Jacqulyn Denise Brown and Stacy Lynn and husband, Raymond Little all Evansville, IN, Dewanna Michelle Conover of Owensboro, KY and LeeAnn Marie and husband, Troy Rudd of Portland, OR; two sons, Geoffrey Eric and Jacob Patrick Wood both of Evansville, IN; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marilyn Bates of Mt. Vernon, IN and Deborah and Ernie Stevens of Evansville, IN; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald Edwin and Marilyn Wood of Atlanta, GA and George Randall and Rhonda Wood of Omaha, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Patrick's Life will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at his home at 303 Sixth St.  in Carmi with a Time of Remembrance at 2:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Pat's name to Pets At Risk and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.

Darrell Dean Lawler

Darrell Dean Lawler, 71, of Carmi passed away at 4:16 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his residence.  He was born June 14, 1943 in Danville, IL the son of Robert and Pauline (Swank) Lawler.  Dean married Sheila Louise Dalton on June 12, 1971. He had worked at Home Depot and for TWA Airlines at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Dean was a Vietnam U.S. Navy veteran serving on board the U.S.S. Bauer.  He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carmi.

     Dean is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sheila; two daughters, Kim Midkiff and husband Isaac Mendoza of Cary, IL and Stephanie Lawler of Long Island, NY; a brother, Edward Lawler and his wife, Alice of Winnebago, IL; three grandchildren, Amanda Mendoza and Isaac Daniel Mendoza both of Cary and Sara Mendoza of Columbus, OH;  two great-grandsons, Mickey Jonathon Ford and Keith Edward Wilson; and nephew, Jason Lawler and niece, Katie Lawler of Winnebago, IL.
     Funeral services for Darrell Dean Lawler, 71, of Carmi will be 12:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1102 Jill St., Carmi with Pastor Dean Spooner officiating.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near Norris City with Military Rites by the Carmi American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday from 4:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Dean's memory to American Heart Association, Our Savior Lutheran Church or the Diabetes Association and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home. 

Dean Healy

Dean Healy, 71, of Norris City passed away at 9:14 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 at his residence.  He was born October 16, 1942 in McLeansboro, IL the son of James William and Sylvia Arvilla (Rumsey) Healy.  Dean married Paula Sue Forth on December 11, 1968. He was a member and deacon at Ditney Ridge Baptist Church as well as a member of White County Farm Bureau, FFA Alumni and a former member of the NCOE School Board. Dean was a grain farmer and operated Healy Farms.

Dean is survived by his wife of 45 years, Paula; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Steven Short of Broughton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Jessi Healy and Phillip and Holly Healy all of Norris City; three grandchildren, Hunter Healy, Brooke Healy and Annsley Healy; aunts and uncles Fern and James Rister of Omaha, Gene McEwen of Virginia, Wilma Rumsey of Carmi and Joel and JoAnn Healy of Norris City; along with several cousins.

Funeral Services for Dean Healy, 71, of Norris City will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2014 at Ditney Ridge Baptist Church in Norris City with Pastor Chris Marsh officiating.  Burial will be in Ditney Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m at the church.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Dean's memory to the NCOE FFA Alumni Association or American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.


Verla J. Richardson

Verla J. Richardson, age 64, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.  She was a retired cashier from Huck's Convenience Store in Carmi.  She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Richardson, of McLeansboro; one son: Merle Edward (wife Cathy) Langley, III, and one step-son: Lewis Richardson, both of McLeansboro; two daughters: Jane (husband Brian) Guthrie, and Tina Langley, both of McLeansboro; three brothers: Larry Thompson of Dale, Robert Thompson and Rex Thompson, both of McLeansboro; one sister: Teresa Brown of Dale, and one twin sister: Vera (husband Tom) Smith of Dale.  Seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-grandchildren survive.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Millage & Edith (Essary) Thompson, first husband: Merle Langley, great-grandson: Ezra Guthrie, brother: James Thompson, and a step-daughter: Becky Richardson.  Funeral Services for Verla J. Richardson will be Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Robert Sefried officiating.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at Gholson Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery near McLeansboro.


William T. Barnes

William T. Barnes, Sr., 75 of Maunie died Wednesday morning July 30, 2014 at his home. He was born January 19, 1939 at Maunie, the son of William E. and Jenny Marie (Stull) Barnes.
Bill was an over the road truck driver for most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a friend to all.
He is survived by 2 sons, William Arthur Barnes of FL and William T. Barnes, Jr. of Maunie; 2 daughters, Sandra Lea Barnes Betts of IN and Linda G. Smith of TX; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Bobby Jack Barnes and 1 sisters, Rita Marie Frashier.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, with Rev. Sonny Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11a.m. until services. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Carmi American Legion and V.F.W. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Wanda L. Campbell

Wanda Lea Campbell, born April 25, 1928 in rural Gallatin County near Ridgway, Illinois to Alice Almira (Miner) and Lawrence Hobart Crayne passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.

She graduated from Ridgway High School in 1945 as Salutatorian. She was employed in Ridgway at the local government office, American Agricultural Association until her marriage on September 14, 1947 to Ralph Earl Campbell of Carmi.  She then became a house and farm wife working along side her husband  doing the many chores required years ago of a farm wife. To this union was born Leanne, John Lawrence, Lisabeth and Matthew Steven.

Wanda was not only a homemaker, but involved in many organizations and an advocate for those with disabilities.  She was an active member of the First Christian Church of Carmi, serving as a leader of Ladies Council, youth leader and the many myriad capacities required of a devoted Christian.  Seeing the need in the school system of offering an education to those children with a disability and knowing a mandate was forthcoming from the State of Illinois she ran for the Unit 5 School Board in 1972 and was the first women to be elected to the board.  She held the position for 9 1/2 years.  Because of her determination and foresight Brownsville School for special needs children was established.

In 1983, she was appointed to the Coleman Tri-County board, which offers opportunities to those with disabilities, and served in this capacity for 21 years.  She also served as a member of the Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities from 1996 to 2001.  Wanda was a former member and leader of 4-H. In 1971 she received the 4-H Alumni Achievement Award of the State of Illinois.

Ralph and Wanda enjoyed traveling to the Southwest, especially to Santa Fe and surrounding area. They became collectors of the Art of the Native Americans. In 1981, they established the business of Indian Art Unlimited  and became a widely nationally known dealers of highly desirable collectors of Indian Art.  In 2007 because of health reasons the business was dissolved.

She is survived by her two daughters, Leanne (Terry) Duncan of Evansville, IN and Lisabeth Campbell of Carmi; two sons, John Campbell and Matt (Megan) Campbell all of Carmi; ten grandchildren, Tyler (Christina) Clark, Jake (Keyna) Campbell, Jessica (Matt) Gilpin, Ryan Clark, Johanna Campbell, Alexa Campbell, Nicole Campbell, Caroline Campbell, Lauren Campbell and Zane Campbell; four great-grandchildren, Jayden Clark, Carter, Brooks and Anna Claire Campbell; sisters, Sandra (Mike) Bacon of Evansville, IN, Susie Bishop of Olney; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.  Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph on December 5, 2010, and sister Connie Sue.

The family would like to extend there heart felt Thanks to Dr. William Hardesty for the compassionate care provided to Wanda and Ralph.

Funeral services for Wanda L. Campbell, 86, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Steve McClure officiating.  Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi.  Friends may call on Friday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Wanda's name to Carmi House Activity Fund c/o of First Bank and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.


Marjorie L. Barlow

Marjorie L. Barlow, 92 of Enfield, died Wednesday afternoon July 30, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born October 10, 1921 at Ridgeway, the daughter of Valentine and Audra (Ramsey) Pyle. She married Robert C. Barlow on May 31, 1942 at Cape Girardeau, MO and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2005.

Marjorie owned and operated Barlow Insurance for 20 years. She was 50+ year member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed quilting, reading, antiquing and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Christian Belles at the Enfield Christian Church.

She is survived by 1 son, Carroll (Margaret) Barlow of New Athens; 1 daughter, Anna L. (Jim) Lane of Enfield; 5 grandchildren, Cindy (Max) Lowery of Norris City, Kendall (Melody) Lane of Walsh, Lisa (Carl) South of Enfield, Mark Barlow of St. Louis, MO and Michelle Barlow of New Athens; 8 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, 1 brother, Ivan G. Pyle and 2 sisters, Margaret Ann Pyle and Madge Hope.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday August 3, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with Fred Leeds officiating. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Enfield Christian Church or the Enfield General Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Effie B. Hanlin-Bruce

Effie B. Hanlin-Bruce, 93, of Carmi, passed away at 7:53 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was born on May 30, 1921 in Washington Island, Wisconsin, the daughter of Anna (Jepsen) and John Anderson.  Effie married Richard Hanlin and he preceded her in death on February 22, 1982.  She then married Jesse Bruce and he preceded her in death on June 25, 2004.  Effie was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church in Carmi and Chapel services at Wabash Christian.

She is survived by four daughters, Pat (Frank) Elliott of Carmi, Linda Hardin of Gurnee, IL, Annette (Chuck) Schmidt of Norris City and Crystal (Lee) Rusche of Sturgeon Bay, WI; two sons, Daniel (Margaret) Hanlin of Adams, WI, and David (Barbara) Hanlin of Washington Island, WI; two daughters-in-law, Netta Hanlin of Washington Island, WI and Abby Hanlin of Gurnee, IL; 23 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Effie was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two sons, John and Donald Hanlin, two grandchild, a great-great granddaughter; six sisters and four brothers. 
Services will be held at a later date in Wisconsin.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Effie's memory to Wabash Christian Retirement Center Chapel, 216 College Blvd., Carmi, IL 62821 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Hill

Doris J. Hill, 83, of Crossville, IL, died Monday, August 4, 2014, in Carmi, IL.  She was born July 21, 1931, in Belton, TX, the daughter of Wesley C. and Elizabeth (Finney) Privett.  She married Marvin Hill on July 7, 1951, and he preceded her in death on November 4, 2012.

Doris was an active member of the Crossville United Methodist Church and a past member of the Eastern Star.  She was a registered nurse and worked for many years as the school nurse for the Crossville school system, and later she worked at the Carmi Township Hospital in Carmi, and Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed oil painting.

Survivors include daughters Diana Lamont and her husband Ken of Crossville, Donna Mauer and her husband Larry of Evansville, Barbara Hill-Coatney and her husband Bob of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Shawn Daniel and his wife Holly, and Nikole Taylor Lamont; great grandchildren Tanner Daniel and Max Moore.

She is preceded in death by her parents Wesley and Betty Privett; husband of 61 years, Marvin Hill; daughter Deborah Ann Hill; and sisters Joy Dyer and Billie Yohe.

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Crossville.  Funeral is at 10 am, Friday, August 8, 2014, at the church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville, IL.  Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Crossville United Methodist Church.

Cookfuneralchapel.com.


Ronald G. Risinger

Ronald G. Risinger, 73, of Carmi, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 8:44 a.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, IN. He was born on April 2, 1941 in Gibson County, Indiana, the son of Doyle and Nellou (Garrett) Risinger. Ron married Teri Zimet on July 23, 1982. He was in the U.S. Army Reserves and a courier for FedEx. Ron was a member of the Enfield Masonic Lodge and a Shriner.

Ron is survived by his wife of 32 years, Teri of Carmi; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Clifton Thompson of Henderson, KY; a son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Carol Risinger of Haubstadt, IN; four grandchildren, Cameron and Preston Risinger and Garrett and Delaney Thompson; a half sister, Diana Davis of Houston, TX; and two half brothers and sisters-in-law, Sonny and Peb Robertson of Evansville, IN and Rob and Ellen Robertson of San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Ronald G. Risinger, 73, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Bob McKelvey officiating. Burial will be in Melrose Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Everett Gott

Reverend Everett E. Gott, 89, of Enfield, IL, passed away July 23, 2014, at his daughter's home in Gordon, Georgia.

Everett Earl Gott was born Wallace Everett, to Mildred (Baldwin) Smith and Robert Earl Gott.  His father died when Everett was 10 months old, then his grandparents Minnie (McClain) Gott and Lawrence E. Gott adopted him at the age of one year.  He lived with them until their death.

His mother Mildred remarried and had five other children:  Joe, Frances, Delbert, Patty and Connie.  Everett was able to visit regularly with his siblings as they grew.  Joe (Lansing, MI) passed away in a tragic car accident, and Connie, the youngest sister died in a nine-car accident in Texas.

Everett married Ruth Dolores Storey in a double wedding ceremony along with her twin sister Ruby Doris to Rev. Vernon A. Brown, June 6, 1958.

Four children were born to this Union:  Larry, Anita, Mark and Holly.

During WWII, Everett worked installing hydraulic systems in P-47s at Republic Aviation in Evansville, IN.  He then attended lino-type school in English, Indiana. He worked for several years for the Carmi Times.

Everett attended Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) and earned his BA from SIU in Carbondale, IL.  He attended Perkins Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, and received his M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.  

Everett pastored United Methodist churches around McCleansboro, IL (Oliver and Webb's Chapel) and also Christopher and Greenwood UMCs, Farina, LaClede, Iola, Karnak, Olmsted, Ohio Chapel, Enfield and Wesley Chapel UMCs.

Everett is survived by his wife Ruth Dolores, children Larry (Ruth) Gott, Macon, GA, Anita (Terry) Logue of Gordon, GA, Mark Gott, Macon, GA and Holly (Jeff) Johnson, Mt. Vernon, IN,  Grandchildren: Kayla Blades, Joshua Gott, Sara Gott, Jessica Roberts, Genni Kirk, Jonathan Kirk, Jacob, Nicholas, Emily, Julia, Josiah, Samuel, Benjamin, Mariam, and Gabriel Johnson, Great-Grandchildren: Phoenix Crowe, Ransom Roberts, Jackson and Nathan Blades, and Ava Lynn Kirk, Sisters: Frances McQueen (Battle Creek, MI,) Patty Bowman (Chrisney, IN,) Delbert (Lola) James (Troy, IN.)

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Wesley Chapel, UMC, Enfield, IL.  Visitation will be from 9-11.  Burial will take place at the Enfield Cemetary. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Ray Morris

Ray Morris, 68, of Golconda passed away at 9:15 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Metropolis Rehab and Healthcare.  He was born July 25, 1945 in Norris City, IL the son of William Dee "W.D." and Lola (Lamp) Morris.  Ray married Carolyn Sue Lane on June 10, 1965.  He had worked as an Advisor for the University of Illinois Extension offices in Marion, Benton and Pope County.  Ray and Sue were Foster Parents for over 20 years caring for over 80 children.  Ray loved horses and in 1988 to pay homage to the 150th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, he organized a wagon train from Red Clay, TN to Talequah, OK.

     Ray is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sue of Golconda; a son and daughter-in-law, Monte and Cindy Morris of Golconda; a daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Patrick Smithhart of Oakland City, IN; a sister, Elaine Grimes of Ashkum, IL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Linda Morris of Iuka and Marcus and Deena Morris of Enfield; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two foster daughters, Lois Bender and husband Sam of Hollywood, FL and Zella Haney of Harrisburg; and three foster grandchildren.
     Funeral Services for Ray Morris, 68, of Golconda will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with Brother Hillis Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Village Cemetery in Norris City.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ray's memory to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Ted Denham

Ted Denham, 79, of Ewing passed away Saturday morning, July 19, 2014 at Good Samaritan Regional Helath Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born in Frisco, IL on February 21, 1935, the son of Orville & Vada (Cunningham) Denham.

He married Maxine (Fagan) on February 5, 1956 in Corinth, MS.

Mr. Denham was Owner & Operator of Denham Masonary from 1971-2012.

He was an avid gun enthusiast, and loved the outdoors. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. First and foremost he was a family man.

Mr. Denham is survived by his:

                Wife: Maxine Denham of Ewing

                3 Daughters: Toni Metheney & husband Kirbie of McLeansboro

                                         Terri Ladage & husband Duane of Loami

                                         Tracy Fletcher of Gulf Shores, Alabama

                5 Grandchildren: Laura Halstead & husband Travis of Dwight

                                                Lisa Offermann & husband Ryan of Bourbonnais

                                                Cortne Fletcher of Benton

                                                 Sadie Fletcher of Benton

                                                 Hunter Fletcher of Benton

                4 Great-Grandsons: Landon, Rylan, Blayze & Breckin

                Brothers & Sisters: Shirlene Capps & husband Burton of Whittington

                                                    Diana Neal & husband DeWayne of Ina

                                                    Jack Denham of Whittington

                                                    John Denham of Whittington

Mr. Denham was preceded in death by his Parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 22nd at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Frisco. Visitation will be after 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

For those who wish, Memorials in Mr. Denham's memory may be made to the American Lung Association, and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time.


Katherine S. South

Katherine S. South, 80 of Mt. Vernon, IN passed away Saturday July 18, 2014 at Westpark Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. She was born April 12, 1934 in Carmi, IL the daughter of George B. and Daisy Rose (Kimbull) Mick.
            Katherine was a retired Health Care Nurse and was a member of the Savah Baptist Church.
            She is survived by 3 daughters, Ellen J. Foster, Katherine Rachell Cole both of Mt. Vernon and Sherry Lynn Mueller of Norris City, IL; 2 sons, George Thomas Stephens and Michael Robb; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosetta A. Steward of FL.
            Private family services will be held. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, IN is in charge of arrangements.

Robert "Bob" Wade, Jr.

Robert "Bob" Wade, Jr., 84, of Carmi, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 8:58 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, IL He was born May 16, 1930 in Eldorado, IL, the son of Robert Bruce and Dimple (Fulkerson) Wade. Bob was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a lifetime member of the Carmi VFW, a member of the American Legion Post # 224 and the Elks Lodge. He loved farming, spending time with his family and enjoying the simple things in life.

Bob is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Paul Carlson of Genoa, IL; four grandchildren, Michelle (Josh) Plonk, Jeff (Amber) Carlson, Dan (Lisa) Carlson and Brett (Karis) Carlson; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vivian Williams of Carmi and Modell Leathers of Bedford, TX; and close companion, Brenda Patton of Carmi. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Dixie Ackerman.

Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Wade, Jr., 84, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Jeff Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Lindale Cemetery near Harrisburg with military rites by Carmi VFW and American Legion. Friends may call on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 215 Stearn Dr., Genoa, IL 60135.


Donna C. Sluder

Donna C. Sluder, 73 of Carmi, passed away Wednesday afternoon July 16, 2014 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born May 27, 1941 in Carmi, the daughter of George and Florence (Meredith) Jordan. She married Kenneth Sluder on November 16, 1973.

Donna had worked at the Carmi Coffee Shop for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; one brother, Donnie and Virginia Jordan of Carmi; three sisters, Wava Burnett and Mary (James) Buckner all of Carmi and Shirley May Hamilton of Jenkins, Ky; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Luther Hoy; brother, James Hoy, sisters, JoAnn James and Agnes Rogers.

Graveside rites will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday July 18, 2014 at N. Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.


Ruby Ruth (Mick) Allbright

Ruby Ruth (Mick) Allbright, 80, of Carmi, IL, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois.  She was born February 16, 1934, in Carmi, Illinois, the daughter of Virgil Rico Mick and Helen (Farmer) Mick Decker.  Ruby married Henry Horn Allbright on February 2, 1952, and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1979. 

Ruby is survived by one daughter, Wanda Sue (Allbright) Steingruby of Carmi; two sons, Henry Wayne (Wendy) Allbright of Madison, WI; Jeffrey Allen (Joyce) Allbright of Carmi; daughter-in-law Marsha Allbright of Tucson, AZ; a sister Patricia Ann (Decker) Bush of Carmi; grandchildren Robert Francis Steingruby II, Robert Lee Allbright, Stacy Lynn (Allbr

ight) Zielke, Jessica Amber (Allbright) Haney, Steven Douglas Allbright II, Joshua Adam Allbright, Jenna Ashley (Allbright) Crouch; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, brothers and sister-in-laws.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sons Terry Lee Allbright and Steven Douglas Allbright I; brother-in-law Robert Harmon Bush.

Ruby earned her GED from the State of Arizona on May 12, 1981, at the age of 47.  Ruby worked as a CNA at Canterbury Manor in Waterloo, IL and as a home health care assistant through WADI, DOORS, and Community Service for many years.  Ruby enjoyed serving others, cooking, spending time with her family, and especially spoiling her Pomeranian--Buttons.

Graveside service at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi, IL.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Wabash Christian Retirement Center who cared faithfully for Ruby during the past three and one-half years, and especially during her last few days of life.  The family is grateful to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Blue Team East, for their kind and compassionate care.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be sent to this Hospice chapter in honor of Ruby.

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, IL is entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net


Connie Lou Kittinger

Connie Lou Kittinger, 75, of Carmi, IL, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN. She was born November 24, 1938, in Herrin, IL, the daughter of William J. and Fannie Mae (Spiller) Parrish.  She married Don Kittinger on December 24, 1958, and he survives.

Connie began her career as a reservation agent for United Airlines, and later Ozark Airlines.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi where she served for many years as church secretary and church custodian.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed embroidery, quilting, and being with her family. 

Survivors include her husband, Don Kittinger of Carmi; sons Scott (Melissa) Kittinger of Carmi, Brad (Monya) Kittinger of Brunswick, ME; sister Pamela (John) Lorincz of Colorado; grandchildren Gibson Kittinger, Jonah Kittinger, Hunter Welch, Trenton Kittinger, Fallon Piper Kittinger.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

In keeping with Connie’s wishes, her remains were cremated.  Visitation is 5-8 pm, Wednesday, July 16th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Memorial service is at 10 am, Thursday at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Carmi.

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James D. Elder

James D. Elder, 89, of Carmi, IL, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  He was born October 14, 1924, in Evansville, the son of Hobart L. and Helen (Cluck) Elder.  He was married to Audrey (Storey) Elder, and she survives.

Jim was a World War II Navy veteran and member of the VFW and American Legion.  Other memberships include Kiwanis International, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Ainad Shriners and the Masonic Lodge.  For many years, he was active in local politics where he served as the County Chairman for the Democratic Party and Precinct Committeeman.  Jim loved people and his enthusiasm showed in everything he did.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Audrey Elder of Carmi; sons James D. (Kathy) Elder of Conroe, TX, Terry (Sherri) Harper of Kingwood, TX; daughter Trudy (Don) Duvall of Carmi; step-daughter Connie Elder of Carmi; sister Dottie Jo Gandee of Mineral Wells, TX; grandchildren Jacob Elder, Jeremy Elder, Allie Harper and Whitney Duvall (Tony) Paprocki; great granddaughter Brianne Paprocki.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Kathryn and Elizabeth.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Friday, July 18th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Funeral is at 10 am Saturday, July 19th.  Burial with military rites will be in Big Prairie Cemetery.

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Ruby James

Ruby James 86, of Carmi, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:04 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born May 10, 1928 in White County, IL, the daughter of George and Ada (Pollard) Vaupel. Ruby married Orval T. James and he preceded her in death on September 5, 1991. She was a homemaker.

Ruby is survived by two sons, Silas and Gene Vaupel both of Carmi. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Louella Phillips, Bertie Hadden and Norma Curtis; and a brother, Loren Vaupel.

Graveside funeral and burial services for Ruby James, 86, of Carmi, will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi with Mike Fields officiating. There will be no visitation. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.


Raymond G. Spencer

Raymond George Spencer, 75, of Crossville, IL, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, IL.  He was born June 23, 1939, in Phillips Township, White County, IL, the son of Vernon F. and Hazel M. (Hosapple) Spencer.  He married Mary Alice Shuler on October 23, 1959, and she survives.

Raymond attended the Crossville Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of Rotary International and the Ruritan Club.  After working for 19 years for Halliburton Services, he and Alice started out grain and cattle farming a 40-acre tract in 1969.  He always enjoyed working and helping other people, deer hunting, boating and running fishing nets.    

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Spencer; sons Clint (Jill) Spencer and Jeff (Vangie) Spencer, all of Crossville; brother Gene (Diane) Spencer of Lewellen, NE; sisters Ruth Ann Williams of Crossville, and Virginia Barnett of Marion, OH; granddaughter Keelie Spencer of Austin, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers in law Gale Williams and Terry Barnett. 

Visitation is 5-8 pm, Thursday, July 17th, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville.  Funeral is at 10 am, Friday, July 18th, at Cook Funeral Chapel with burial in Union Cemetery located North of Crossville.

Memorials may be made to Southern Illinois Hospice or Wabash Christian Retirement Center. 

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Velda Yvonne "Vel" Pearce

Velda Yvonne "Vel" Pearce, 77, of Carmi, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:03 a.m. at her residence.  She was born June 27, 1937 in Shawneetown, Illinois, the daughter of Neal Theodore and Francis (Parker) Bryson.  Vel married David Ray "Pud" Pearce on December 30, 1958.  She was owner/operator of Nu Hair Salon for 40 years and owner/auctioneer of Pearce Auction Service for 17 years.  Vel was a member of the Carmi VFW auxiliary and Grayville Moose auxiliary.  In her early years, she was an avid pool player, winning several tournaments.  She enjoyed riding motorcycles, crocheting, wearing big costume jewelry and going to Florida in the winter.  Vel also loved her dogs.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Pud Pearce of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Nik and Cindy Pearce of Opdyke, IL; six grandchildren, Preschas Mattingly of Eldorado,  Cassandra McHaney of St. Charles, MO, Kameron Pearce of McLeansboro, Kady Edwards of Benton, Christopher Volk of Tampa, FL and Brittany Banks of Opdyke; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Hewitt of Harrisburg and Berneda Young of Wittman, AZ; two brothers, Emile Bryson of Jacksonville, IL and James Bryson and wife Geneva of Tamarac, FL.

Vel was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Baldwin, Rita Carmen and Rae Wolfal and two brothers, Tommy and Neal Bryson.

Funeral Services for Vel Pearce, 77, of Carmi will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with George Hoffman officiating.  Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.


Bernice Phelps

Bernice Phelps of Marissa, IL and formerly of Carmi, died Monday morning July 7, 2014 at her daughters home in Marissa.

Arrangments are penidng at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.

Pauline Glenn

PAULINE GLENN AGE 98, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS  PASSED AWAY AT 9:45  P  M  MONDAY ,JUL7 2014 IN THE MCLEANSBORO HEALTH CARE  & REHABILITATION CENTER IN MCLEANSBORO, PAULINE IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTER JANET ( HUSBAND WALTER ) THORSON OF McLEARSBORO IL 1 BROTHER: MAXIE REED & 1 SISTER  FAY SANDUSKY BOTH OF McLEANSBORO IL. ALSO SURVIVING ARE SEVERAL GRANDCHILDREN, SEVERAL GREAT GRANDCHILDREN & SEVERAL GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.    

FUNERAL SERVICES: FOR PAULINE GLENN WILL BE FRIDAY JULY 11, 2014 AT 2:00 PM AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN McLEANSBORO IL. WITH THE REV. ROBERT SEFRIED  OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WILL BE IN THE  IOOF CEMETERY IN McLEANSBORO IL.

  VISITATION 1:00 PM FRIDAY JULY 11, 2014 UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT 2:00 PM AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME. MEMORIALS TO: WEBBS CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH & WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN McLEANSBORO IL.


Audrey Freeze

Mr. Audrey Freeze, age 88, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:10 AM at the Hamilton Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center in McLeansboro.  Mr. Freeze worked as a test pasteurizer retiring after 37 years with Fieldtest Dairies in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was a Staff Sergeant during WII and served in Company F, 2nd BN. 188th Regiment, 11th Airborne Division in the U.S. Army.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Freeze, of McLeansboro; one daughter: Pamela Kay Reynolds of McLeansboro; and two grandchildren: Garth K. Reynolds of Springfield and Glenna Kay (Husband Ian) Hagan of Peoria.  Funeral services for Audrey Freeze will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Jim Peak officiating.  Visitation will be at 10:00 AM Saturday at Gholson Funeral Home.  A Masonic Service will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday by the Polk Lodge #137 at Gholson Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Ten Mile Cemetery near McLeansboro will full military rites at the graveside by American Legion Post #106 and the Military Honors Team from Marion.





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Lily Bernice Turner Phelps

Lily  Bernice Turner Phelps, 80, died peacefully July 7, 2014 at home with her family. She was born Feb 5, 1934 to William Martin Turner and Lennie Lucille Simmons Turner in Maunie, Illinois. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Harry Phelps, her father and mother, brother, James Edward Turner and sister, Genevieve Turner Phelps, great grandson Kenneth L Ruester and nephew, Kevin D Phelps.
            She leaves behind 3 sons, Keith L Phelps (Denise) of Ohio,  Martin W Phelps (Becky) of Belleville, IL,  and Brian K Phelps (Kim) of Maunie, IL and daughter Dana G Phelps Baxley, grandchildren, Colinda R Baxley Alstat(Chandra), Jessica L Baxley, Marissa, IL, Brittany N Phelps, Evansville, IN, Makayla D and Nathaniel M Phelps of Belleville, IL, Bree Ann, Chalon D, Lilly R and Libby D Phelps of Maunie, IL and great grandchildren, Michael R. Asher,  Rhaelie and Mya  Alstat, Hayden Lynlee Ruester  of Marissa,IL, Taven J Phelps of Evansville, IN, many nieces & nephews and brothers and sisters-in-laws, all of whom she loved dearly & had many happy memories of.
            She returned to school in 1981 and graduated in 1984, fulfilling dream of obtaining her RN degree and spent many years caring for others as was her routine throughout her life.  She touched many lives with her kind & generous nature in sickness and in health. She is greatly missed by her family and loved ones and will always live on through the love and caring she taught her family. Having a strong faith and great love for The Lord she happily anticipated meeting Him face to face, leaving behind the pain and trials of this earth.
            Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday July 12, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Marshall Ferry Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
            Many thanks to the loving staff and her physicians at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL, Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, IL and DaVita, all of whom she appreciated so much and to Vitas Hospice and to all the many friends and coworkers of her family who provided such wonderful support.

Brenda S. Duvall

Brenda S. Duvall, 51, of Carmi passed away at 6:48 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She was born July 28, 1962 in Livingston, TN the daughter of John and Betty Conner.  She married Richard Dale Duvall in 1993 and he survives.  Brenda had worked at a CNA at United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.
     Brenda is survived by her husband of 21 years, Richard Dale of Carmi; two sons Blake Austin Duvall of Carmi and Travis Wayne Sanders of Casey, IL; a daughter, Jennifer of Oakland City, IN; two brothers, Terry Wayne Conner of Fairfield and Joe Paul Conner of Rhode Island; and four grandchildren.
Services for Brenda S. Duvall, 51, of Carmi will be held at a later date.  Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Dallas Eugene White

Dallas Eugene White, 68, of Grayville, IL, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home.  He was born April 4, 1946, in Mt. Carmel, IL, the son of Hobart and Mary Frances (Jordan) White.  He was married to Ruth Ann (Davis) White, and she survives.

His career was in the Unites States Armed Forces.  He began his military service in the Army during the Vietnam War.  Later, he served in the Navy on the USS Kitty Hawk during the Persian Gulf War.  He spent time stationed in Spain serving in the weapons department. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal among many others and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In his leisure time, Dallas enjoyed mushroom hunting, picking up pecans, and collecting military medals.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann White of Grayville; sons Bradley (Rashell) Walsh of Hopkinsville, KY, Shawn White of Grayville, Curtis (Rebecca) White of Madisonville, KY; daughter Robin Walsh (Jon) Roberts of Grayville; brothers Don White of Florida, Tullis Alfred White of New York; sisters Alberta Lambert of Mt. Carmel, and Helen Coker of Hopkinsville; grandchildren Christian Thomas, Olivia White, Jessica Pearl Walsh, Bradley Robert Walsh.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers John White.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Monday, July 14, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Funeral is 10 am, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel.  Burial with military rites will be in Bethsaida Cemetery in Posey County, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

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Audrey M. Epperson

Audrey M. Epperson age 86 a residence of McLeansboro Il passed away Monday  July 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm in the Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center in McLeansboro Il. Mrs. Epperson was a home maker. Audrey is survived by her son: John Stephen ( wife Nancy ) Epperson of McLeansboro Il. 2 Grandchildren Mark ( Christina ) Epperson & Justin ( Melissa ) Epperson both of McLeansboro Il

 

3 Great Grandchildren Brendan Epperson, Derrick Epperson, & Cade Epperson, also one step sister Shirley Moss of McLeansboro Il

 

Funeral Services for Audrey M. Epperson will be at 2:00 pm. Tuesday July 8, 2014 at the First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro, Il with the Rev Ken Cook & Rev Jason Moore officiating: Visitation 1:00 pm Tuesday July 8, 2014 until time of services at 2:00 pm at te First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro Il. Interment will be in the I O O F Cemetery 

 

Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro Il is in charge . Memorials to: Hamilton Memorial Hospital & will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home 


Charles E. Hunsinger

Charles E. Hunsinger, 86, of Carmi passed away at 7:46 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, IL.  He was born June 4, 1928 in Burnt Prairie, IL the son of Raymond and Lulu (Pollard) Hunsinger.  Charles was preceded in death by his wife Christina, his parents and very special step-mother who raised him, Bessie Hunsinger.  He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force and achieving the rank of Staff Sgt. Charles was a fork lift operator at Phelps Dodge Cable in DuQuion. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Springerton American Legion Post #1126.
     Surviving are five daughters, Roxann Stobie of N. Chesterfield, VA, Sharon Breen of Topeka, KS, Diana Ouellette of S. China, ME, Pammy Walker of Cornville, ME and Charlotte Hunsinger of Carmi; four sons, Leslie Hunsinger of Hermon, ME, Charles R. Hunsinger of Carmi, Clinton Hunsinger of Carmi and Charles Edwards of Gray, ME; two sisters, Marilyn Cleveland and Frances Nelson both of Carmi; a brother, Donald Hunsinger of Washington, IN; 22 grandchildren including his caregiver, Amanda Hunsinger of Carmi, 17  great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 
     Funeral Services for Charles E. Hunsinger, 86, of Carmi will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with a Graveside service and burial at 1:00 p.m. in East Fork Cemetery near West Frankfort with military honors by the West Frankfort American Legion Post #1961.  Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 9:00 a.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Charles's memory to the Giving Tree c/o First Bank and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

Jeffrey Jack Tate

Jeffrey Jack Tate, 58 of Grayville, died Tuesday morning July 1, 2014 in Grayville. He was born on June 9, 1956 in Pomona, CA, the son of Jack and Lucy Ann (Carey) Tate.

Mr. Tate enjoyed his family and friends; fishing and riding motorcycles. He had a great sense of humor and loved attending the River Church. He was a Coal Miner.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Seth & Melinda Tate of Crossville, Clayton & Alexandria Tate of Owensville, IN, and Jack Tate of Evansville; three grandchildren, Lillian and Addison Tate and Sydney Burnett; and one brother and sister-in-law, Andrew & Stacey Tate of Grayville. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Grayville. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the church and at the funeral home. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Sarah Pauline Eaton

Sarah Pauline Eaton, 84, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, July 01, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.  She was born September 19, 1929, in Rockport, Indiana, the daughter of Clyde and Hallie (Small) Downs.  She was married to Clarence Eaton, and he survives.

Sarah was a cook and enjoyed sewing and gardening.  She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Eaton of Grayville; son James Eaton of Owensville, Indiana; brother Jim (Beverly) Downs of Burnt Prairie, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Juanita Melvin; and brothers Bill, Melvin, Gene, Bob, and Wayne Downs.

Visitation and funeral service are Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Visitation is at 10 am and funeral is at noon. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

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Marcia Lynn "Meme" Walker

Marcia Lynn "Meme" Walker, 57 of Lawrenceville, IL passed away Tuesday July 1, 2014 at her sister's home.  She was born January 7, 1957 in New Harmony, IN to Marshall and Armithe (Stallings) McCreary.

 

Marcia graduated from New Harmony High School and worked for Community Care for many years, retiring from the Dollar Store as a sales associate.  She enjoyed needlework with her sister.  Marcia was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her true joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Crystal Meriwether of Carmi, Melody Walker (Steven Linder) of Crossville and Carrie Fluty (Mitchell Moutry) of Sumner; son, Curtis Fluty (Lisa Amos)Grayville; grandchildren, Jessica Walker (Eric Belka), Catherine Meriwether and Kristian Meriwether, Austin Cartmill, Matthew Browning, A.J. Linder, Marley, Ryla and Coleen Moutry, Ashton Bryant and Shyann Bryant and Aden Fluty; great grandchildren, Keastin Belka and Ava Belka and very special sister, Cerissa Waddington.

Memorial service will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 pm Friday July 4, 2014 at McHenry Chapel, S Cross St, Crossville, IL 62827 with Rev. Jerry Crawford officiating.

Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, Evansville, IN 47714 is handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com


Kandy L. (Barbre) Dunn

Kandy L. (Barbre) Dunn, 65, of Carmi, passed away at 7:46 a.m., Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born January 10, 1949 in Evansville, IN, the daughter of Charles and Betty Jo (Hollerbach) Barbre. Kandy married Carl Gene Dunn on November 20, 1981 and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1986. For 34 years she had worked as a waitress and bartender at various businesses including the Vintage Lounge. Kandy was a homemaker and loving mother. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, DAR and American Legion Post #224 Ladies Auxillary.

Kandy is survived by two daughters, Starlett Dunn of Carmi and Serena Jo Dunn of Harrisburg; a granddaughter, Ava Jo Dunn; an aunt, Marjorie Cox of Carmi and two nieces, Tobi and Kelly Barbre. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Tony Ray Barbre.

Funeral services for Kandy L. Dunn, 65, of Carmi, will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Mike Buckman officiating. Private burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until service time. A reception will be held at the American Legion following the service at approximately 8:00 p.m.


Marilyn J. Cozart

Marilyn J. Cozart, 83, of Carmi passed away at 5:35 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born March 18, 1931 in Enfield the daughter of Christopher Alfred and Rosa Belle (York) Fleck. Marilyn married Milas Martin "Sonny" Cozart on July 31, 1949 and he preceded her in death on January 2, 2011. She had been Executive Vice President of White County Bank for 35 years. Marilyn was a member of Carmi First United Methodist Church, Red Hatters, VFW Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary.

     She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Cozart Hamblin of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian (Kathy) Cozart of Carmi; three grandchildren, Allison Joyce Cozart, Ashley Jordan, and Ethan Aud; two great grandchildren, Whitley and Corinne Jordan; and a nephew, Larry (Barbara) Fleck of Carmi.

     Marilyn was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Fleck; a brother and sister-in-law, Christopher Jr, and Doris Fleck; and a nephew, Mike Fleck

     Funeral services for Marilyn J. Cozart, 83, of Carmi, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Marilyn's name to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL, 62959.