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WFIW only accepts obituaries via e-mail. As we continue to upgrade our technology, it has become necessary to receive all obituary notices from area funeral homes via e-mail. The quality of handwritten and typewritten obituaries that are faxed to us has steadily fallen in recent years and makes reading important information difficult. In an effort to reduce errors, it has become necessary to receive the clearest copy possible—and that is by way of e-mail.

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  • Ralph K. Winterheimer

    79-year-old Rt. 3 McLeansboro resident, Ralph K. Winterheimer died at 7:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at his home. Services for Ralph K. Winterheimer are pending at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
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  • Freeman Johnson

    72-year-old McLeansboro resident, Freeman Johnson died at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He was a retired telephone technician for the Verizon Company. Survivors include two sons; Brenda and wife Carol Johnson of McLeansboro and Brian Johnson of McLeansboro; two brothers, Luther Ray (Razor) Johnson and wife Ella of Norris City […]
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  • Marjorie Sanders

    83-year-old Geff resident, Marjorie Sanders died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She had been a homemaker and had worked at Wayne County Abstract. Survivors include two daughters, Marcia and husband Fred Puckett of Fairfield and Marilyn Sanders of Geff; a step-daughter, Delores Jean Hill of Texico, IL; two step-sons, John […]
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  • Marilyn Grace Fulkerson

    Marilyn Grace Fulkerson, 81, Carmi died Monday, November 24, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing. A lifelong resident of White County, Marilyn graduated from Carmi Township High School, married Charles, and together they raised two sons while being member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. Early in her working career she worked in […]
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  • Stephen E. King

    Stephen E. King, age 59, of Paxton, IL, died November 24, 2014 at Covenant Hospital in Urbana, IL. Stephen earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and also a Master of Divinity. He was a minister in the United Methodist Church, currently serving as pastor in Paxton. Survivors include his wife Janet; a son, David (and […]
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  • Helen B. Gowdy

    Helen B. Gowdy, 92, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Carmi. She was a member of the Christian Workers Sunday School Class, participated in Bethlehem Revisited, taught in the youth group program, taught nursery children […]
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  • Jerry R. Clark

    76-year-old Fairfield resident, Jerry R. Clark died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was retired from Walters Buildings and had previously worked at Rex Filters for 25 years. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church. Survivors include his wife, Linda Clark of Fairfield; two sisters, Delores Thomas […]
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  • Violet (Shelby) Monroe

    Violet (Shelby) Monroe died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. She had worked at Airtex until her marriage to Nigel C. Murphy of Ellery in 1943.  Following that union, she married Herschel A. Monroe Jr. of Fairfield in 1951. Violet was transferred frequently with Herschel’s job.  They took residence […]
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  • Donald E. Daily

    81-year-old McLeansboro resident, Donald E. Daily died at 7:19 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at his home. A veteran of the Korean War, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-1957 in Okinawa. He was an electrical engineer for Ameren for 43 years, having worked in Granite City and Mount Vernon, […]
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  • Charles Alfred “Chuck” Carter

    Charles Alfred “Chuck” Carter, 84 of Albion died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his residence in Albion. He served his country in the US Navy, stationed on the USS Severn (AD-61) during WWII. He was a brakeman for the railroad and retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad after 34 years. He was an avid CB […]
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