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Allen Joe Lester

66-year-old Olney resident, formerly of Champaign, IL, Allen Joe Lester, died Thursday, January 29 at his home.  He was a retired laborer. Surviving are a son, William Allen Lester of Champaign, IL; two daughters, Christina Davis and husband Jason and Andrea Lester all of Olney; two step-daughters, Sarah Davis and husband Tony of Olney and […]

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Ray Carl Lynn

70-year-old Waynoose resident, Ray Carl Lynn died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday at Arch Helia Rehab Center in Olney. A graduate of SIU Carbondale, he started teaching Automotive Technology at Wabash Valley College in 1969 and later at Olney Central College. He retired in December of 1999 after 30 years of teaching at Olney Central College. […]

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Verle Dean Cunningham

79-year-old former Fairfield resident, Verle Dean Cunningham of Cassville, MO died at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. He had been a janitor for the Indiana National Guard. A visitation for Verle Dean Cunningham was held Monday, Jan. 26 at the Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, MO with burial Thursday, […]

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Ella Mae Knust

92-year-old Parkersburg resident, Ella Mae Knust died on Monday, Jan. 26 at Burgin Manor in Olney. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Church in Parkersburg. Survivors include daughters, Sadie Hill and husband John of Rayville, LA, Christy Bittles and husband Tim of Grayville and Kathy McDowell and husband Jim of Parkersburg; a son, […]

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Jeremy Paul Mix-Bissey

Jeremy Paul Mix-Bissey 18, of Cisne passed away 1:24AM Monday, January 26, 2015 at Clay County Hospital. He was a senior at Cisne High School, a member of 4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts and attended Blue Point Youth Group. Jeremy enjoyed spending time outside, hunting, fishing, camping, and shooting his bow. Jeremy is survived by his […]

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Norma Ruth Carr

Naomi Ruth Carr

75-year-old Carmi resident, Naomi Ruth Carr died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at Barnes-Jewish Extended Care facility in Clayton, MO. She worked for many years as a secretary at the Taylor Sawmill in Enfield. She served as the president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Carmi and was a lifetime member of the VFW […]

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Kay Francis Thomason

80-year-old Fairfield resident, Kay Francis Thomason died on Monday, January 26 at her home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters, Vickie Gagnon of Arkansas and Teresia Lee (Robert) Hollinger of Mill Shoals; sons, Albert (Tammy) Thomason of Parcell, OK, Michael (Pamela) Thomason of Carmi and Jackie Dee (Heather) Thomason of Fairfield; sisters, Janet (Carroll) […]

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Eva J. Gainer

Eva J. Gainer, 90 died, January 26, 2015 at her residence in Bone Gap, IL.  She served in the Air Force/Army from 1944-1945. Eva worked for Goodyear in Akron, OH.   She was also a beautician and later worked on an assembly line at Champion Laboratories before retiring. She is survived by one son; Willard Lee […]

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Marie French

Marie French, age 90, of Flora died Monday, January 26, 2015, at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Flora. Marie is survived by her daughter: Vicky (Jerry) Middleton of Flora; 1 granddaughter and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Marie French will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Frank & Bright […]

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Karen F. Duke

Karen F. Duke, 67, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, at her home. Karen was a homemaker and member of the Northside Baptist Church in Grayville. Survivors include her mother Ruth Fender; son Robert (Tonya) Duke; daughters Beverly Duke, Julie (Doug) Cowling; grandchildren Madison Duke, Christopher Duke, Benjamin Duke, Zoey Duke, Elijah Duke, […]

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