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Jan Fishback

Jan Fishback, 49, of Carmi, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:20 a.m. near Carmi.  .  She worked at the White County Treasurer’s office and was an active member of Crossville Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, James R. Fishback of Carmi; her mother, Virginia DeDoming of Carmi; two sons, Jesse […]

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Headlines for Thursday, December 4, 2014

48-year-old Jackie S. Meyers of Fairfield has been jailed on a Class-X charge of home invasion. Meyers is accused of forcing her way into the home of 34-year-old Dana L. Weatherford Wednesday night and beating her up. The incident happened around 10 o’clock Wednesday night at Weatherford’s home at 114 W. King Street. The Automotive […]

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DeWayne Laughard

Dewayne Laughard

58-year-old Dale, Ill. resident, Dewayne Laughard died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at his home. He was retired from General Tire Company in Mount Vernon, IL. Survivors include two sons, Heath Dewayne and wife Tracy Laughard of Eldorado and Michael Keith Laughard and fiancé Jaclyn Braddock of Springerton; a daughter, Laci and husband Brandon […]

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Norma Faye Holman

88-year-old Wayne City resident, Norma Faye Holman died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon. She had worked in the billing department at Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative in Fairfield for 24 years, had served as treasurer for the Wayne City Public Library and assisted her husband in the Holman Jewelry […]

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Wilma Myers

Wilma L. Myers

Wilma L. Myers, 83 of Cisne, IL died at 8:25pm Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Way-Fair Nursing Home in Fairfield, IL. She was a Housewife and Medical Assistant having worked for a medical clinic in California. She was a member of First Christian Church in Fairfield; Fairfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where she was on the […]

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Dope and guns

Headlines for Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Virginia couple has been jailed on multiple drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 64 in rural Wayne County, Ill. An Illinois State Trooper pulled a U-Haul box truck over for having a headlight out a little after six o’clock Tuesday night. As the trooper approached the driver, he reported smelling […]

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Alice Fitzgerald

Mary Alice Fitzgerald

75-year-old Fairfield resident, Mary Alice Fitzgerald died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles Fitzgerald; six daughters, Helen May and husband Charles Brown of Olney, Brenda Fay and husband Eldred Simpson of Fairfield, Tammy Kay and husband Tim […]

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Florence Zanetis

Florence Zanetis 89, of Flora died Monday December 1, 2014 at Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She was a business owner for several years. Survivors include a son, Steven (Deborah) Pace of Rinard, Illinois, a daughter Stephanie (Caldwell) (Mark) Ehrhardt of Howell, MI; sisters Helen Nelson of San Antonio, TX and Catherine (Ed) Boxill of Berkley Heights, […]

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Mary Anna Frankland Roosevelt

95-year-old former Albion resident, Mary Anna Frankland Roosevelt died at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1 at the Cypress Village Retirement Community in Jacksonville, FL. She received her early education in Edwards County schools and her Bachelor’s Degree at Eastern Illinois University and her Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Illinois. For 35 years, […]

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Jarrod M Talley

Headlines for Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Carmi. woman died Tuesday morning when the pickup truck she was driving hit a patch of black ice on a the Skillet Fork bridge north of Carmi, ran off the road and struck a tree. The victim has been identified as Jan Fishback, 49 of rural Carmi. White County Coroner Chris Marsh said Fishback […]

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