Obituaries M-Z

Mann, Lorna Leone (Dalton)
February 25, 1940 - July 15, 2019
79 year old Ellery resident, Lorna Leone Mann passed away early Monday morning, July 15, 2019 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, Illinois. Lorna Leone was born February 25, 1940 in Wayne County, Illinois to Loren E. and Wanda Mae (Carter) Dalton. She married Roger Mann on April 12, 1972 in Eldorado, IL and he survives. Lorna Leone was a homemaker and owned and operated TLC Kennels from 1980 until this year as well as operated green houses and sold antiques for a number of years. She attended House of Prayer in Albion and had taught Sunday School at Little Prairie Christian Church in Albion. Lorna Leone is survived her husband Roger of Ellery, two sons, Randall (Julie) Kimbrell and Roy Kimbrell all of Albion, one daughter, Tonya (Jeff) Hardy of Ellery and two step daughters Kim (Tim) Lorenzo of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jill Loudermilk of Albion, two brothers, Charles (Connie) Dalton of Benton, Illinois and Steven C. (Tina) Dalton of Lakewood, California, one sister, Danna (Harry) Sutton of Fairfield, Illinois and one sister-in-law, Donna Dalton of Albion; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceding Lorna Leone in death were her parents and one brother, Leon Dalton. Funeral services for Lorna Leone will be held Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 3:00pm at Nale's Funeral Home in Albion with interment to follow in Graceland Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, July 21 from 1pm until service time. Memorials may be made to Rest Haven Manor or the Wayne County Humane Society in Fairfield and will be accepted at the funeral home. Nale's Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com
McDowell, Katheryn Mae (Knust)
September 3, 1926 ~ August 16, 2019
92 year old former West Salem resident, Katheryn Mae McDowell passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. Katheryn was born September 3, 1926 in Lick Prairie, Illinois to Peter Raymond and Pearl Easter (Brines) Knust. Katheryn married James A. McDowell on July 20, 1950 and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1998. Katheryn was a homemaker and a member of the West Salem Christian Church. She is survived by a son, Jerry (Bonnie) McDowell of Coal City, Illinois and a daughter, Kathy (Lanny) Schmidt of Haubstadt, Indiana; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, two brothers, Clifton and Ed Knust and five sisters, Joan Coones, Phyllis Maurice, Rose Helen Grant, Gladys Guard, and Loiva Cox. A graveside service for Katheryn McDowell will be held Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Memorials can be made to the Linda E. White Hospice House and will be accepted at the cemetery or Nale's Funeral Home of Albion who are in charge of the arrangements. Obituary from Nale's Funeral home website.
McGuire, Linda K. (Lanier)
January 12, 1960 - May 22, 2019
Linda K. (Lanier) McGuire, age 59 of Ridgway passed on this life, May 22, 2019. Linda was born in Carmi, IL on January 12, 1960 to the late Walter and Anna (White) Lanier. She grew up in the Cottonwood community. She graduated from Ridgway High School and furthered her education becoming a Registered Nurse. She was married to the love of her life, Dan McGuire who preceded her in death. She worked many years in the medical field before retiring from health reasons. She loved to read, visit with friends and family and be outdoors. Linda was an avid Red Wings hockey fan and really enjoyed being with her dog Sam. Linda had a kind soul and will be missed She is survived by her son, Corey Lanier of Canada, a sister, Bobbi Catiller of Ridgway, niece. Charity (Josh) Goebel of Ridgway, and nephew, Derek Catiller of Ridgway. Great nephew and niece, Wyatt and Hope Goebel. Per her request she will be cremated and be placed to rest next to her husband Dan in the Oak Grove cemetery in Cottonwood. Cox & Son Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements and you may make a note of comfort or memorial at www.coxandson.com Obituary from Cox & Son Funeral Home website.
McKay, Deborah Lee (Inskeep)
May 11, 1950 - May 21, 2019
Her residence in Olney on May 21, 2019. Debbie was born May 11, 1950 in Olney and raised in Albion. Debbie was one of three children born to the late Joseph Howard and Dorothy Rae Inskeep. Her nickname in school was "Lee" and she graduated from Edwards County High School in 1968. Debbie retired as a special education teacher for the East Richland School District after 32 years of teaching. It was during her time at Central School that she wanted to adopt a child. Debbie and her mother, Rae, bravely traveled overseas to Colombia to adopt a little three year old girl named Luz Dary. Debbie named her Rachel after her mother's name, Rae. Debbie provided a life of love and adventure; she enjoyed traveling with her family to Daytona Beach and California, supporting Rachel's creativity and attending her sporting events. She was also known as "Aunt Deb" and would host some of the family holiday dinners and reunions. In October of 2001, Debbie married Dennis McKay. The couple greatly enjoyed sitting out by the pool drinking wine and Jack Daniels, respectively. They also listened to Oldies but Goodies music, planting their vegetable garden, owning miniature schnauzers/furbabies and going out to the local restaurant for the same meal of salmon and steak. Debbie was in the middle of a big home renovation project in Bloomington, Illinois so she could spend even more time with her grandson, Oscar. She was known as his "Grammy" and he always looked forward to seeing her at his house to play race cars and build with Lincoln Logs. Debbie is survived by her daughter and grandson, Rachel (Joey) Kuenstler and Oscar of Bloomington; spouse, Dennis McKay of Olney; and one brother, Phillip Inskeep of Olney; five nieces and nephews; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Dorothy Rae Inskeep, and her brother Rodney Inskeep. A celebration of Debbie's life will be held Friday, May 31, 2019, at Nale's Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and the service at 2:00 p.m. Immediately following, interment will be at Zion Hill, a family cemetery, located west of Albion. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Albion and will be accepted at the funeral home. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Nash, Sr., Larry Michael
February 16, 1942 - October 07, 2018
Larry Michael Nash, Sr., 76, of Crossville, Illinois, died Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Deaconess Main Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born February 16, 1942, in Bone Gap, Illinois, the son of Gilbert Harold Nash and Ruth (Edge) Nash Graham. Larry was a Marine Corps Veteran and worked in the Illinois Basin oilfields and was retired from Eastern Services in 2009. He enjoyed collecting military artifacts, rabbit hunting, flying, murder mysteries and watching college football and boxing. Survivors include sons Larry Michael Nash, Jr., of Crossville, Joshua Daniel Nash of Grayville, Illinois; daughters Lesa Nash Starnes of Belden, Mississippi, Karen Nash Brown of Norris City, Illinois, Linda Nash Youngman and her fiancé Larry Pedrotti, and Nancy Nash, all of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; sisters Shirley Crandall of Texas, Janette Fay Bellamey of St. Charles, Missouri, Wanda Parson of St. Louis, Missouri; special cousin Steve Edge of Evansville, Indiana; 16 grandchildren; four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter Lori Michelle Nash; and brothers in law, Doyle Crandall, Don Bellamey and Jim Parson. Visitation and funeral are Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville, Illinois. Visitation is 11 am to 1 pm, and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial with military rites is in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Albion, Illinois. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Naylor, Peggy Sue
March 15, 1939 - October 16, 2018
Peggy Sue Naylor, 79, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. She was born March 15, 1939, in Carmi, the daughter of Oren "Pete" Pearce and Madge (Curtis) Pearce. She was married to Ronald M. "Ron" Naylor on November 10, 1989, and he survives. Peggy was an office manager for Basin Well Survey, and later for G & R Auto Parts. She enjoyed boating and spending time on the river. Survivors include her husband, Ron Naylor of Carmi; son Brad Hurt and Therisa Jacoby of Crossville, Illinois; step-sons Van (Carol) Naylor of Hillsboro, Illinois, David (Karla) Naylor of Carmi; step-daughter Stephanie (Andy) Higgins of Evansville, Indiana; brother David Pearce of Carmi. She is preceded in death by her parents. Visitation and funeral are Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albion, Illinois. Obituary from Cook Funeral Home website.
New, Kenneth O'Neil
September 8, 1926 - June 26, 2019
92-year-old Fairfield resident, Kenneth O'Neil New passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Aperion Care in Fairfield, Illinois. Kenneth was born September 8, 1926 in Oilton, Oklahoma. He was the son George Harrison New and Olive Maxine (Carney) New. He married Ann Riley on August 28, 1981 and she survives. As a young man, Kenneth was baptized in to the Baptist faith in Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a self-employed welder in the oil and gas industry for many years. After retiring from the oil industry, he and his wife, Ann, owned and operated the New Complex consisting of several rental properties in the Fairfield area. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Ann; his beloved children, son Nash (Betty) New of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, daughter, Bonnie (Rob) Dismang of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and son, Neil (Carrie) New of Springfield, Illinois; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne of Oklahoma and one sister, Fern Senters of Fairfield, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three infant children, grandson Jeremy New, two brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services for Kenneth New will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Nale's Funeral Home in Fairfield. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery with military rites provided by Anthony Wayne Post 176 American Legion and Wayne Memorial Post 4535 VFW. Memorial contributions can be made to the Clay County Hospice or a charity of donor's choice and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences can be given to the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Nale's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Newport, Sue Ann (Knackmus)
June 20, 1942 - June 26, 2019
Sue Ann (Knackmus) Newport, 77, of Albion, quietly passed away at her home on Wednesday June 26, 2019, after several months of failing health. She had just turned 77 years old, six days earlier. Sue was a lifelong resident of Edwards County. She was born June 20, 1942 to Dale Rudolph & Lorene Mae (Mason) Knackmus at home east of West Salem. Sue was a graduate of Albion High School. Sue received Queen runner-up for one of the West Salem Chowders. Sue Ann was united in marriage on June 29, 1962 in West Salem to Paul Edward Newport, of the West Village community, of Albion. To this union one child was born, Paula (Newport) Thompson. Sue owned several businesses throughout her lifetime. She owned and operated Sue's Sewing Center and Baby World in Albion for 16 years. Later she had a second hand store in Albion and later one in West Salem. Surviving are her husband, Paul and daughter, Paula & Walter Thompson of Ellery; Two grandsons, Walter & Amanda Thompson Jr of Albion, Bob & Brynn Thompson of Toledo, Illinois, One great grandchild Paisley Quinn Thompson of Toledo and two step great grandchildren Laureli and Eli Seibert of Albion. Three sisters, Roberta Matthews of Fairfield, Judy & Earl Loudermilk of West Salem, Darla & Jim York of Mt. Carmel; and four brothers, Donny & Ella Knackmus of West Salem, Arthur Knackmus of West Salem, Dale Knackmus Jr. of Albion, and Jack & Cheryl Knackmus Sr. of West Salem; Preceding her in death were her parents and one grandson, Zachary Ryan Arnold, who passed in 1986. Graveside services will be held at the West Village Cemetery, northwest of Albion, at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials can be made to the West Village Church for their cemetery upkeep or to Samaria Missionary Baptist Church and will be accepted at the graveside or at Nale's Funeral Home of Albion who is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.nalesfuneralhome.com Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Payne, James Allen
March 17, 1963 - July 30, 2018
James Allen Payne, 55, Grayville native, passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife, Janet, at his side on July 30, 2018. He was born March 17, 1963, to James and Janette (Cookie) Erwin Payne. Jim worked the oil fields and coal mines around Grayville for most of his life. He was met at Heaven's Gate by his parents, his grandparents Jess and Georgia K Payne and his uncles, Donnie and Sammy Payne. Jim is survived by his sons, James Wesley Payne and Cody Payne, daughters Jamie Cain, Janelle Payne and Haley Payne, fifteen grandchildren, sister Belinda Sherman, niece Jessica Williams, great niece Morgan Paige Amos, nephew Kyle Jones, close friends Terry Sherman, Donnie Gross, Robbie Marlow, Brad Wampler, and Steve Schmittler. A visitation will be 10 am to noon, Saturday, August 18th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Pritchett, Leonard Ray
April 15, 1942 - June 8, 2018
Leonard Ray Pritchett, 76, of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born April 15, 1942, in Grayville, the son of William B. and Mary E. (Hutchinson) Pritchett. Ray was retired from a career in agricultural sales. He was a member of the Grayville United Methodist Church. Other memberships include the Moose Lodge and Eagles. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing golf with the "Over the Hill Gang" at the Carmi Country Club. Survivors include his dear friend Marianne Salpietra of Newburgh, Indiana;
son Jeff Pritchett and son-in-law George Schmadel of Evansville; grandchildren Lindsey Nicole Nape and Chelsea Elizabeth Hanks. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Melody Morris; and brother Kenneth Pritchett. In keeping with Ray's wishes, a graveside service will be at 10 am, Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements.
Pritchett, Robert "Keith"
July 14, 1924 - May 25, 2019
94-year-old Albion resident, Robert "Keith" Pritchett passed away from this life Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, Illinois. Keith was born July 14, 1924 in Dana, Indiana to Orlin and Edna (Dixon) Pritchett. He was a graduate of Scotland, IL high school. Upon graduating at the age of 18, Keith enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served for three years during World War II. Keith married Kay Thread on February 17, 1946 in Kay's family home near Bone Gap. Keith and Kay enjoyed 72 years together on their farm northeast of Albion. Keith enjoyed raising beef cattle and had a cow calf operation that is still ongoing. Keith served Edwards County for many years, first as the county's youth counselor then was elected to three terms as Edwards County Circuit Clerk. It was during Keith's third term as Circuit Clerk that he accepted the position of Edwards County Probation Officer. Keith served in that position for 15 years before retiring in 1989 as the Chief Probation Officer for the 2nd Judicial Circuit. Keith was a faithful member of the West Village Christian Church where he served as Deacon and Elder for many years. He was also a 75-year member of the Bone Gap American Legion and a member of the Albion Moose Lodge. Keith is survived by his daughter Kathy and her husband David Lane of Albion and a daughter-in-law, Iva Jean Pritchett of Albion. Five Grandchildren, Shane Pritchett, Travis (Melany) Pritchett of Albion, Krystina (Aaron) Kelley of Troy, IL, Matt (Kelly) Lane of Hermitage, TN and Phillip (Melaina) Lane of Herrin, IL as well as 11 great-grandchildren, Waylon Keith, Ben, Kyndra, Sidney, Sam, Katelyn, Robbie, Noelle, Sawyer, Jaxyn & Jadyn. Keith was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kay and son, Ron. Funeral services for Keith will be 11:00am Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at the West Village Church North of Albion. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Albion. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 am until service time on Thursday, May 30th. Keith had two caregivers that he was especially fond of and he wishes that any memorial contributions be made to assist these two special people in furthering their education in the medical fields. Memorials will be accepted at the church and should be made out to West Village Christian Church. The church will see that the caregivers receive the donations. Nale's Funeral home of Albion is in charge of all of the arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Reynolds, Donna Kay
December 01, 1950 - October 07, 2018
Donna Kay Reynolds, 67, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was born December 1, 1950, in Griffin, Indiana, the daughter of Albert and Ruby (Embrey) McIntire. She was married to Glen Reynolds on June 19, 1985, and he survives. Donna was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Grayville, Illinois. She was an avid reader and enjoyed flower gardening and being with her cat, Sissy. Survivors include her husband, Glen Reynolds of Grayville; son Benjamin (Crystal) Roeder of Evansville, Indiana; daughter Amara Burgh of Mishawaka, Indiana; brother Jerold Hall of Stafford, Arizona; sisters Sheila Almon of Ft. Branch, Indiana, Sharon Byes of Griffin, Indiana; grandchildren Ian, Chase and Ashton; great grandchild Freyja. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Darrell McIntire; sister Joyce Goldman. Visitation is 5-7 pm. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, Illinois. Funeral is 10 am, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Burial is in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Griffin, Indiana. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Savage, Louis R.
September 30, 1936 - May 17, 2019
82-year-old Fairfield resident Louis R. Savage passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, Illinois. Louis was born September 30, 1936 at Burnt Prairie, Illinois to Pender and Mary (O'dell) Savage. At a young age, Louis joined the Liberty Baptist Church where he was baptized on September 26, 1948. He attended the Burnt Prairie Grade School and graduated from the Mills Prairie High School in 1954. On August 14, 1976 he married Shirley Walters Meritt. Shirley preceded him in death on January 7, 2014. Louis was a retired teamster of local 710. A lifelong supporter of the working people and a proud supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals. Louis was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. Louis attended the Gospel Assembly Church in Mill Shoals, Illinois. Louis R. Savage is survived by 3 daughters, Debra and husband Joe Lepe of Palos Hills, Illinois, Diana and husband John Masella of Western Springs, Illinois and Janice Mills of Decatur, Alabama, one son Michael Meritt of Nolanville, TX, one brother Pender "Red" and wife Velda Savage of Fairfield, Illinois and one sister Valeda and husband Ben of Port Orange, Fla. 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley, 1 daughter Donna and one brother Charles (Shack) Savage. Funeral services for Louis R. Savage will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Nale's Funeral Home with Brother John Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, evening, May 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. by the Fairfield Masonic Lodge #206. Memorials may be made to the Fairfield Masonic Lodge Supper Club or to Fairfield Memorial Hospital employee of the month club. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Schoenheit, Geneva Lorene
March 16, 1922 - June 27, 2018
Geneva Lorene Schoenheit, 96, of Grayville, Illinois, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. She was born March 16, 1922, in Petersburg, Indiana, the daughter of Thomas and Jessie Blance (Powers) Nolen. She was married to Lloyd Schoenheit and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1977. She was a homemaker and loved her family. Survivors include sons Larry (Wilma) Schoenheit, Mark (Julie) Schoenheit; sister Winonia Nonia (Ray) Henson, all of Grayville; grandchildren Angela (Bryan) Reed, Kelly Schoenheit, Megan (Asa) Deffendall, Mitchell Schoenheit and his fiancé Lindsay Rouse, Taylor Schoenheit; great grandchildren Nicole Reed, Landon Reed and his fiancé Alicen Wellborn, Delaney Deffendall, Jacob Deffendall; great great grandchildren Rhett McCary and Rylan Reed. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters Garnett Stern, Pauline Norsworthy and Gertrude Funkhouser. Visitation and funeral are Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is 10:00 am, and funeral is 12:00 noon. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. Memorials may be made to Meadowood Nursing Home Activity Fund and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Schroeder, George Michael
November 21, 1948 - May 23, 2018
George Michael Schroeder, 69, of Grayville, Illinois, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at his home. He was born November 21, 1948, in Princeton, Indiana, the son of John George Schroeder and Anna Louise (Padgett) Schroeder. He was married to Jennifer Lynn (Smith) Schroeder, and she survives. George was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Antioch Christian Church in Cowling, Illinois, and for many years, he was caretaker of the Antioch Cemetery. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors and cruising the county roads with his grandchildren in search of spotting wildlife. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer of Grayville; daughters Mary Ann (Greg) Rudolph of West Salem, Illinois, Jennilee Schroeder of Grayville; Melody Schroeder of Olney, Illinois; grandsons Dacin Rudolph, Jacob Rudolph and Evan Moore. In keeping with George's wishes, his remains were cremated. There are no services planned at this time. Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Seifried, Charles William
June 07, 1934 - May 23, 2018
Charles William Seifried, 83, of rural Grayville, Illinois, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, Illinois. He was born June 7, 1934, in Gray Township, White County, Illinois, the son of Clarence and Martha (Green) Seifried. He was married to Pat (Balding) Seifried, and she survives. Charles was a member of the First Christian Church in Grayville, and was a United States Army Veteran. He enjoyed working and collecting and restoring farm tractors. He was a member of the Keck-Gonnerman Tractor Club in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and enjoyed travelling to various tractor shows - especially the Half Century of Progress Show in Rantoul, Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Pat Seifried of Grayville; son Kevin (Tammy) Seifried of Grayville; daughter Kathy (Stan) Rawlinson of Carmi; grandchildren April (Kevin) Ward, Mark Rawlinson, Clint Rawlinson; great grandchildren Jaxon Ward and Austyn Ward; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Don Seifried. Visitation is 5-7 pm, Monday, May 28, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Funeral is 10 am, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Burial with military rites is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Grayville and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Obituary from Cook funeral Chapel website.
Smith, Earl G.
May 28, 1939 - May 18, 2019
79-year-old Fairfield resident, Earl G. Smith passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Aperion Care in Fairfield, Illinois. Earl was born May 28, 1939 in Wayne County, Illinois. He was the son of Samuel Luther and Lucille (Stolz) Smith. Earl married Frieda Savage on July 25, 1964 in Fairfield and she preceded him in death on April 6, 2014. Earl retired from Airtex Products and was a lifelong farmer. Cremation is to take place and no formal services will be held. Inurnment of ashes will take place at a later date in Maple Hill Cemetery. Nale's Funeral Home of Fairfield is in charge of arrangements. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Smith, Martha Lucille
June 30, 1930 - May 2, 2019
88-year-old former Fairfield resident, Martha Lucille Smith passed away Thursday evening, May 2, 2019 at Sunrise of Naperville North Assisted Living Facility in Naperville, Illinois. Martha Lucille was born June 30, 1930 in Grayville, Illinois to Herman and Bernice (Xanders) McCurdy. She married Virgil Smith on November 7, 1958 in Fairfield and he preceded her in death on July 1, 1992. Martha Lucille was a homemaker and while living in Fairfield she worked at Airtex Products. She moved to the Chicago area in 1958. Survivors include four daughters, Debby (Bob) Cissell of Aurora, IL; Elizabeth Ann (Glenn) Sturgeon of Hanover Park, IL; Brenda (Tom) Ferris of Franklin Park, IL; and Lorri Walker of Anchorage, Alaska; Eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil and her parents. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 10th, at 11:00 am at Nale's Funeral Home in Fairfield with Father Charles Anyaoku of St. Edwards Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Taylor, Elfreda R.
March 03, 1934 - July 13, 2018
Elfreda R. Taylor, 84, formerly of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, July 13, 2018, at Community Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born March 3, 1934, in Grayville, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Christman) Taylor. She was a homemaker and member of the First Christian Church in Grayville. Survivors include several nephews and nieces: Paul Collins, Joe Collins, Jim Dunlap, Brian Dunlap, Charlotte Rainwater, Joel Sampson, Sarah, Sherry and Susan. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Harry, Frank and Charles Taylor; sisters Helen Sampson, Joanna Collins, Sue Ann Dunlap; and sister-in-law Jeanette Taylor. A graveside service will be at 11:00 am, Monday, July 16, 2018, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. There will be no prior visitation. Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Vaughan, Michael A.
April 4, 1984 - July 28, 2019
Michael A. Vaughan, 35, of Eldorado, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Eldorado. Michael was born in Carmi on April 4, 1984 to Tracy and Brenda (Jones) Vaughan. He loved the outdoors and loved to go fishing, camping and hiking. He was a member of the Eldorado Fire Department Fire/Rescue serving for 7 1/2 years. He worked at RDF in Eldorado from 2004-2014 and was currently working as a machinist at Vibracoustic in Carmi. Michael was a caring individual with a big heart and would help anyone in need. Michael is survived by his parents Tracy and Brenda Vaughan of Eldorado, two brothers, Mitch (Ginger) Vaughan of Eldorado and Matt Vaughan and a nephew Kaden Vaughan and a niece Olivia Vaughan. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Ellery, IL. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Watson Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Memorials in his memory may be made to: Eldorado Fire Fighters Inc., The Angelina Foundation for animal welfare, or Bethel Cemetery, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net Obituary from Watson Funeral Home website.
Warren, Anthony Dale (Tony)
February 2, 1955 - February 4, 2019
Anthony Dale "Tony" Warren, 64, of Carmi passed away at 5:10 a.m., Monday, February 4, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born in Mt. Carmel, IL on February 2, 1955 the son of Eileen (Tupper) Warren. Tony married Debra Jean Graham on April 29, 1976. He was a molder at Trelleborg for 15 years. He enjoyed working on cars, riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing. Tony is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debbie; four son, Terry (Amanda) Warren, Anthony Dale (Ashley Back) Warren, II, James Adam (Jessica) Warren, Justin Allen Warren, all of Carmi; daughter, Cassey (Jimmy Hoover) Warren, of Carmi; two sisters, Connie Miller, of Maunie and Christine (John R.) Mick, of Crossville; eight grandchildren, Emily Bradfield, Hunter, Riley, Levi, Allie and Zoey Warren and Wyatt and Owen Hoover. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Eileen and Richard Bane and brother-in-law, Bill Harmon. Funeral services for Anthony Dale "Tony" Warren, 64, of Carmi, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi to assist the family with funeral expenses. Obituary from Campbell Funeral Home website.
Williams, Jessie P.
October 23, 1931 - April 30, 2018
Jessie P. Williams, 86, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehabilitation in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was born October 23, 1931, in Grayville, the daughter of Gilbert and Hope (Goldman) Aborn. She was a homemaker and was married to Richard F. "Fudd" Williams on October 23, 1951, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2015. Jessie was a member of the First Christian Church in Grayville. She enjoyed playing cards, arts and crafts, quilting, embroidering, working in her yard and gardening. Her biggest joy was her family. Survivors include sons Richard (Peggy) Williams of Robinson, Illinois, Jay (Cherry) Williams of Albion, Illinois; sisters Toni Andry of Paoli, Indiana, Amanta Williams of Jasper, Indiana, Roberta Mayes of Albion; grandchildren Stacie Williams, Lori Goble, Sarah Arnone, Ashlie Gaddis, Jason Williams, Elysia Williams; great grandchildren Kelcie Yager, Amanda May Yager, Dave Goble, Jeffrey Goble, Jackson Goble, Mason Arnone, Peighton Arnone, Morgan Gaddis, Jacob Collard Williams, Kairi Williams. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Harlan and George Aborn; and sister Barbara "Toots" Campbell. In keeping with her wishes, Jessie's remains were cremated. Visitation and memorial service are Thursday, May 3, 2018, at First Christian Church in Grayville. Visitation is at 1 pm and service is at 3 pm. Memorials may be made to Grayville First Christian Church and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Arrangements are by Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.

This collection of obituaries are courtesy of Jerry Williams, who continues to contribute additions regularly.

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