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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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Charles Carter

Charles Alfred “Chuck” Carter

Charles Alfred “Chuck” Carter, 84 of Albion died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his residence in Albion. He served his country in the US Navy, stationed on the USS Severn (AD-61) during WWII. He was a brakeman for the railroad and retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad after 34 years. He was an avid CB […]

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Emagene Clark

83-year-old Fairfield resident, Emagene Clark died Sunday, Nov. 23 at Wabash General Hospital in Mount Carmel. She was retired from Airtex Products where she served as a secretary. She had also worked with her husband at Specialized Metal Fabricating. Survivors include a son, Edward Clark of St. Louis and a brother, Burl Price of Costa […]

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Headlines for Monday, November 24, 2014

A Madison County Circuit Judge has denied a bid by an anti-fracking group to put Illinois’ new rules for high pressure, high volume hydraulic fracturing on hold. Judge Barbara Crowder rejected a request for a preliminary injunction from the anti-fracking group known as SAFE. Literally thousands of acres of Southern Illinois land are under lease […]

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Norma J. Collins

86-year-old Rt. 3 McLeansboro resident, Norma J. Collins died at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Wabash Christian Retirement in Carmi. Survivors include two sons, John Collins and his friend, Marie Lorenz of Hawthorne, FL and David and wife Kendra Collins of Dahlgren; a daughter, Mary and husband Bob Thomason of Marion; four grandchildren; Heidi […]

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Dorothy Headley

Dorothy “Dot” Headley

Dorothy “Dot” Ann Headley, age 87 of Olney, IL died November 22, 2014 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. She worked at various places during her lifetime, retiring from Champion Laboratories in West Salem. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of Olney, IL, two sons, Steven (and wife Janice) Headley of West Salem, IL […]

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Mary Lee Cunningham

89-year-old Fairfield resident, Mary Lee Cunningham died at 7:02 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Wayfair Nursing and Rehab in Fairfield. She had worked as the cook at the Boyleston Grade School and had been a housekeeper for many years. Survivors include three nephews, Ralph and wife Janet Larkin of Rossville, IL, Jim and wife Joy […]

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Melvin Niekamp

Melvin Niekamp, 84, of Carmi, died on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. at his residence.  He was a farmer and carpenter and he especially enjoyed gardening and cooking.  Melvin was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of  56 years, Ann Niekamp of Carmi;  a daughter […]

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Willard J. Sturm

Willard J. Sturm, 91, of Grayville died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at his home.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grayville.   He was a farmer, World War II Army Veteran, former Deputy Coroner for 34 years, former Deputy Sheriff for six years, and a police officer for Grayville for 25 […]

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