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Freeman Johnson

72-year-old McLeansboro resident, Freeman Johnson died at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. Services for Freeman Johnson are pending at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

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Marjorie Sanders

Marjorie Sanders, 83 of Geff, died at 6 AM, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Services for Marjorie Sanders are pending at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

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Headlines for Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Fairfield area received a little less than an inch of snow Wednesday evening. Area roads are clear for the most part. However, authorities are warning motorists that there are still a few slick spots, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. The next chance for wintry weather comes Sunday night with a […]

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Marilyn Grace Fulkerson

Marilyn Grace Fulkerson, 81, Carmi died Monday, November 24, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing. A lifelong resident of White County, Marilyn graduated from Carmi Township High School, married Charles, and together they raised two sons while being member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. Early in her working career she worked in […]

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Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fire broke out in a garage of the Wilford Musgrave home on E. Delaware Street in Fairfield this morning. An employee of LeMond’s Chrysler Center across the street saw smoke coming from the home a little before 9:15 and called the Fairfield Fire Department. Musgrave and his wife had left the home shortly before the […]

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Stephen E. King

Stephen E. King, age 59, of Paxton, IL, died November 24, 2014 at Covenant Hospital in Urbana, IL. Stephen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and also a Master of Divinity. He was a minister in the United Methodist Church, currently serving as pastor in Paxton. Survivors include his wife Janet; a son, David (and […]

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Helen B. Gowdy

Helen B. Gowdy, 92, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Carmi. She was a member of the Christian Workers Sunday School Class, participated in Bethlehem Revisited, taught in the youth group program, taught nursery children […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The region will see two new circuit judges sworn in next Monday. Mike Molt will be sworn in as the new Wayne County Circuit Judge at 8:30 Monday morning in the upstairs courtroom of the Wayne County courthouse. Retired White County Resident Judge Tom Sutton will administer the oath of office. At 4 p.m. Monday, […]

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Violet (Shelby) Monroe

Violet (Shelby) Monroe died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. She had worked at Airtex until her marriage to Nigel C. Murphy of Ellery in 1943.  Following that union, she married Herschel A. Monroe Jr. of Fairfield in 1951. Violet was transferred frequently with Herschel’s job.  They took residence […]

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Donald E. Daily

81-year-old McLeansboro resident, Donald E. Daily died at 7:19 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at his home. A veteran of the Korean War, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-1957 in Okinawa. He was an electrical engineer for Ameren for 43 years, having worked in Granite City and Mount Vernon, […]

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