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78-year-old Norris City resident, formerly of Wayne County, John C. Melton, died Thursday, June 26 at  Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.  He was an oilfield and truck driver.  He was also a Veteran of the

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78-year-old Mill Shoals resident, Vera June Chaney, died at 8:42 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at her home.

Surviving is a brother, George Leinard of Mill Shoals.

Per her request her body will be cremated,  with no services at this

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62-year-old Donald J. Schubert of Fairfield was hurt in an accident late Thursday afternoon in Grover Township.  Police say Schubert was westbound on Sunrise Drive and missed a curve in the roadway, causing the vehicle he was driving to

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Lewis Pilcher79-year-old Fairfield resident, Lewis Edward Pilcher, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Cisne Rehab in Cisne.  He was retired from Trunkline Gas as a gas fitter, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are

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Whitten

72-year-old Horace Vernon Whitten of Raleigh, NC, died Friday, June 20.  He had been in the Navy Reserves and worked for IBM.

Surviving are his wife Ruby Greifzu Whitten; step-children, Ruth Prince of Beach Park, IL, and Larry Prince

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Griffin

32-year-old Olney resident, Daniel J. Griffin, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Surviving are his wife Cherlyn Griffin of Olney; his mother, Theresa (Stephen) Tarpley of West Salem; his father, Larry (Tammy) Griffin

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Shaun Micheal Betts35-year-old Wayne City resident, Shaun Michael Betts, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, June 21 in Bluford.  He was a tire builder at General Tire Company in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Surviving are his mother, Wanda Betts of Wayne City; three

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Few details are being released about a car-train accident early Saturday morning that resulted in the death of a Wayne City man.  Reports indicated 35-year-old Shaun Michael Betts of Wayne City was killed when his SUV was hit by

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Jessie BryantJessie M. Bryant, 70 of Fairfield died at 6:12 PM, Friday June 13, 2014 at Deaconess Gateway Heart Hospital in Newburgh, IN.   For over fifty years she worked at Wayne County Abstract Company in Fairfield, and was also a

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22-year-old Callie Jean -Luc Buchanan of Mt. Vernon, IL was jailed Friday after leading police on a high-speed chase through parts of Jefferson County in a stolen pickup truck.  According to Sheriff Roger Mulch, police received a call shortly

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