Obituaries

Leland ThomasonLeland Warren “Fuzz” Thomason, 83 of Fairfield passed away at 6:15 AM, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Way-Fair Rehab.  He worked in timber and ran a mower and chainsaw shop.  Leland was born on July 21, 1931 in

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grahamTroy J. Graham, 46, of Carmi died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, Illinois. Troy was a farm worker and member of the Assembly of God Church in Carmi.

Survivors include his mother, Geneva Graham of

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Margie Brand84-year-old Fairfield resident, Margie L. Brand died at 10:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at Way Fair in Fairfield.  She had worked for Sears, in a dress factory, Wabash Production Credit Association, J.E. Fleming and the Wayne County Clerk’s office.

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73-year-old Springerton resident, Merle W. (Bill) Thomas died at 7:08 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at Way Fair Nursing Home in Fairfield.  He was a retired construction worker.

Survivors include a sister, Kathy Auxier of Carmi, along with several nieces

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welch23-year-old McLeansboro resident, Derrek Ross Welch died Sunday, Oct. 26 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville. He was a welder.

Survivors include his parents, David and Connie Welch of McLeansboro; three brothers, Keith Welch and wife Savannah, Devan Welch and

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Emily Joyce Artin, 89, of Carmi died Sunday night (10-26-14) at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was retired from General Telephone after 35 years working as an operator.  She had also worked on the LSTs at

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Anne Swartz95-year-old McLeansboro resident, Anne Mary Swartz died at 8:02 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at McLeansboro Health Care and Rehab Center.  She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary employed by Parke Davis Drug Company.  She was

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Fred Puckett90-year-old former Fairfield resident, Fred Harrison Puckett of Olney died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. A veteran of WW II, he was a retired teacher and antique dealer.

Survivors include sons, Tom (Karla) Puckett

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Charles SchillingCharles A. Schilling, a resident of Dahlgren, IL died at 12:45 A.M. Saturday, October 25th at the Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, IL. He was a retired farmer, a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, and a member of

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Charles Chambliss Jr87-year-old Wayne City resident, Charles Chambliss Jr., died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, October 23 at his home.    He was a retired welder.

Surviving are his wife, Mary K. Chambliss; one son, Charles Allen Chambliss of Wayne City;

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