Obituaries

BayleyFrankLongtime Carmi businessman and active philanthropist, co-founder of Martin and Bayley, Inc., Frank Mount Bayley, 86, died Saturday, October 18, 2014.   He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. After the war, he focused on the

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Jeanine Main, 81, of Fairfield, Illinois, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She started teaching 6th grade at North School in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, from there she taught in Lawrenceville and Crossville, Illinois. Jeanine started the

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David Armstrong70-year-old McLeansboro resident, Rev. David E. Armstrong died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at his home.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a minister and member of the Grace Baptist Church in Raleigh, IL.

Survivors include

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Irene Maurer, 95, of Carmi, died Saturday, October 18th at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.  She had worked at Ainsbrooke Sewing Factory in Carmi until it closed.  She loved to quilt and crochet, had been a volunteer at Jefferson

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Brown, Lawrence Thomas000180-year-old Cisne resident, Lawrence “Tom” Brown died at 12:35 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at his home.  He was a former diesel mechanic at Robertson Repair Shop and a retiree from Dowell Services.

Surviving are his wife Stella; sons, Rex

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Harold ReevesHarold E Reeves, 93, of Fairfield, died Wednesday, October 15.  He retired after 33 years with Oilwell Supply, a division of US Steel. Mr Reeves served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member

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86-year-old Bluford resident, Mary Lou Austin died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.

Survivors include her husband, Orville Austin of Bluford; sons, Ronald and wife Phyllis Austin of Bluford and Terry and wife Susan

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LucheckMarjory Jean Manion Lucheck, 77, of Port Arthur, Texas died at her home on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. A native of Barnhill, she was a hairdresser for 48 years.

Marjory is survived by  two brothers, Leonard Manion and wife

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koonsAnna Ruth Koons, 78 of Grayville, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 at her residence in Grayville. Anna was a cook at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville for over 22 years.

She is survived by children; David E. Miller of Grayville, IL,

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Helen ErkmannHelen R. Erkmann, 90, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, October 13, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  Helen was a homemaker and a member of the Webb’s Chapel Church in McLeansboro, Illinois.

Survivors include daughter Wanda Fern

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