Obituaries

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Henry M. Fenton

Henry M. Fenton, 91, of Wayne City, Illinois and formerly of Mt. Vernon, Illinois died at 2:23 P.M. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his home. A veteran of the United States Marines, he served during World

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Harold Roy French

Harold Roy French, 89, of Bluford, died Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016 at his home. He was a lifelong farmer and worked construction until retiring in 1982.  He was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School

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Edward Smith

Edward Smith, age 62, formerly of McLeansboro died on March 2nd, 2016. He is survived by his wife Sherri of New Boston, IL; 3 Sons: Dusty Smith of Chicago, IL; Brad (wife Shaya) Smith of Rock Island, IL

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Joan E. Williams

Joan E. Williams, 86, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana. Joan was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. She spent much of her

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Anna Belle Baird

Anna Belle Baird, 91, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, and formerly of Eldorado died on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Country Living Assisted Living in Mountain Grove.  After working many years in the St. Louis area, Anna Belle

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Betty Jane Cates

Betty Jane Cates, 74, of Bluford, Illinois, died at 9:38 A.M., Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home in Bluford, Illinois. Funeral services for Betty Jane Cates will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Hughey

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Jerry L. Applewhite

Jerry L. Applewhite, 58 of Carmi died Monday, April 25, 2016 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He served in the United States Army and did helicopter maintenance.  He was a member of the American Legion in

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Joann Trotter

77-year-old former Wayne City resident, Florence Joann Trotter of Peoria, IL died Saturday, April 23 at Unity Point Prospect Hospital in Peoria. She retired from Sears in December of 2002. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela J. Trotter

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Doris M. Bozarth

86-year-old Cisne resident, Doris M. Bozarth died at 3:09 a.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. A homemaker, she had been the bookkeeper for Bozarth Oil Company and the family farm. She was a member of

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Barrett Young

100-year-old McLeansboro resident, Barrett Young died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, April 25 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He had been a bus driver and custodian for the Hamilton County Schools; had been a tank truck driver

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