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Betty Ann Caldwell

Betty Ann Caldwell80-year-old Cisne resident, Betty Ann Caldwell, died at 6:11 p.m. Monday, April 7 at Cisne Rehab & Healthcare Center in Cisne.

Surviving are her brother, Leland Barnes and wife Joan of Cisne; four sisters-in-law, Donna, Karen and Sharon Caldwell all of Vandalia, MO and Maxine McDannold of Two Harbors, MN.

There will be private graveside services for Betty Ann Caldwell at a later date.  There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the activity fund at Cisne Rehab & Healthcare and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Alice Walsh

90-year-old Albion resident, Mary Alice Walsh, died at 11:32 a.m. Thursday, April 3 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  She was a secretary and hostess, a member of the Catholic Church, Humane Society and Women of the Moose.

Survivors include many close friends.

Services for Mary Alice Walsh will be conducted at a later date.

Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion is in charge of the arrangements.


James W. Langdon

James Langdon83-year-old Fairfield resident, James W. Langdon, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at his home.  He was an IBM Systems Operations Manager at Airtex.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen (John) Black and Julia Langdon all of Fairfield; one grandchild, Mindy Melton; one great-grandchild, Wren Langdon Braddock; and one brother-in-law, Larry (Arminta) Overbee.

Funeral services for James W. Langdon will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.  There will be a memorial celebration following interment at the Fairfield Elks Lodge from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 until the time of service at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to the Fairfield Public Library.


Frieda J. Smith

Frieda Smith photo73-year-old Fairfield resident, Frieda J. Smith, died at 6:36 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  She had been the office manager at Fairfield Memorial Hospital for 26 years.

Surviving are her husband Earl G. Smith of Fairfield; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Per her request, the body is to be cremated with private family services at a later date.

Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.


Larry D. "Butch" Ingram

ingram71-year-old McLeansboro resident, Larry D. “Butch” Ingram died at 4:28 p.m. Sunday, April. 6 at his home in McLeansboro. He was an oil field worker who was retired from Noble Oil Company of Crossville. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

He was previously married to Mildred Lisenby Ingram. Survivors include a daughter, Latricia Bradford and husband Ryan of West Frankfort, IL; two step-daughters, Diana Willis of Marion and Michelle Springer of Winter Springs, FL; a step-son, Duane Jacobs of Tallahassee, FL; three sisters, Wanda Poore and husband Ray of Lawton, MI, Bonnie Thomas and husband Dick of Hazelwood, MO and Sue Flannigan and husband Loy of McLeansboro; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Graveside memorial burial of ashes for Larry D. “Butch” Ingram will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at Ten Mile Cemetery at McLeansboro.  The Harre Funeral Home of McLeansnboro is in charge of all the arrangements.


Joseph Neil Irvin

irvin92-year-old McLeansboro resident, Joseph Neil Irvin died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, April 6 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WW II stationed in Guam, he had been an Illinois State Police Detective. He farmed, was a member of the Walpole Tuscan Lodge 630 Masonic Lodge and past member of the McLeansboro VFW Post 1671.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Irvin of McLeansboro; three daughters, Marilyn Holt and husband Daniel of Abilene, KS, Cathy Black of McLeansboro and Teresa Roy of Evansville; two sons, David Irvin and wife Sue of Sammammish, WA and Joel Irvin and wife Leigh of Farmington, NM; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Joseph Neil Irvin will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 11 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Hickory Hill Cemetery at Walpole with graveside military rites provided by the American Legion Post 106, McLeansboro and a Military Honors Team from Marion, IL.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 Thursday evening, April 10 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.


Paul Hoskins

hoskinsPaul Robert Hoskins, 89, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.

Paul was a long-time businessman in Carmi, being the proprietor of Hoskins Appliances and Service for over 25 years.   He was a past member of the Carmi Rotary Club and active member of First Christian Church where he served as a Deacon for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Hoskins of Carmi; daughters Sharlyn Curtis of Carmi, Jennifer Milano of San Ramon, CA, and Debby (Allen) Brown of St. Louis, MO; sisters Barbara Byerly of St. Louis, and Betty Mills of Hemet, CA; grandchildren Alex (Jacey) Brown (and son Max), Richard Milano, David Milano, Nelia Curtis (and sons Morgan and Logan Brown), and Leigh Anne Harre.

Funeral services for Paul Robert Hoskins will be 10 am, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at First Christian Church in Carmi with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Heralds Prairie Township, White County, Illinois.

Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi which is in charge of all the arrangements.


Robert "Bob" James Hohl Sr.

92-year-old Fairfield resident, Robert “Bob” James Hohl Sr. died Thursday, April 3 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  He worked at Whirlpool Corporation for ten years.  Along with his wife he operated the Open Hearth Restaurant for many years.  He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran, member of the VFW Post #1114, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna Bliss (David) of Barnhill and Shari Hohl (Carole Mouloff) of Geneva, IL; one sister, Mary Gene Bays of Evansville, IN; seven grandchildren, Riesa Gusewell (Neil) of Arkansas, Robyn Pierce (Michael) of Houston, TX, Richelle Miller of Fort Wayne, IN, R.J. Hohl III, Laura Lousignont (Michael) of Evansville, IN, David Bliss Jr. (Annette) of Fairfield and Anthony Bliss (Abby) of Loami, IL; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert “Bob” James Hohl Sr. will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church at 918 W. Mill Road, with Father Paul Ferguson of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and Father Michael Mbonu of St. Edward Catholic Church in Fairfield celebrating.  Pastor Anthony Bliss will also share a tribute.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, where the retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday, April 7 at Browning Funeral Home at 738 Diamond Avenue in Evansville, IN, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 until the time of service at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church or St. Edward Catholic Church at 300 NW 5th Street in Fairfield.

Browning Funeral Home in Evansville, IN is in charge of the arrangements.


Anita C. Tanner

Anita Tanner81-year-old Fairfield resident, Anita C. Tanner, died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, April 4 at Way-Fair Nursing Home in Fairfield.  She had worked at Web Printing in Fairfield and Kex Products in Olney.

Surviving are her husband Leroy M. Tanner of Fairfield; one son, James A. (Gretta) Smith of Camargo, IL; one daughter, Patty A. Smith of Flora; two step-sons, Marvin “Slim” Tanner of Fairfield and Keith Tanner of Broken Arrow, OK; one step-daughter, Rose Tanner-Farrar of Sumner, IL; four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Anita C. Tanner will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 7 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to Victory Outreach Church and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.


William "Bill" Worley

Bill WorleyWilliam “Bill” Worley, 81 of Fairfield died at 10:15 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY where he took paratrooper training and earned his wings making several jumps  as a member of the 11th airborne.  He finished his time in the Army at Ft. Gordon, GA as an M.P.  Bill was a longtime grain and livestock farmer who helped organize the Southeastern Livestock Association and served on the board as an officer for several years.  He also served on the Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Extension Board.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years Karlene (Borah) Worley, 3 children, Teresa (Sam) Keyser of Geff,  Brad Worley of Fairfield, and Bruce (Bobby) Worley of Fairfield, 3 grandchildren Heidi (Jamey) Hodges, Ryan (Michelle) Keyser, and Colby Worley, 3 great grandchildren Hilary Hodges, Hayden Hodges, and Harv Keyser, a sister Joyce Vandergrift of Hebron, OH and a brother Don Worley of Colorado Springs, Co.

Funeral services for William “Bill” Worley will be Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home with visitation from noon until the time of service on Monday.

Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery with full military rites.


Christina Ann Nettleton

Christina Ann Nettleton53-year-old Geff resident, Christina Ann Nettleton, died Wednesday, April 2 at her home.  She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Olney.

Surviving are her husband Gordon; three sons, Shawn (Sara) Nettleton of Geff, Dustin (Nikki) Nettleton of Mt. Erie and Shane (Kim Gwaltney) Nettleton of Geff; two sisters, Kathy Thomas of Georgia and Sue Hodges of Crossville; two brothers, Jeff Hanks of Evansville, IN and Marc Hanks of West Virginia; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services for Christina Ann Nettleton will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Little Wabash Cemetery in West Salem.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5 until the time of service at the Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem.


Victor Allen Hawkins

Victor Hawkins266-year-old Grayville resident, Victor Allen Hawkins, died Tuesday, April 1 from an accident at the Grayville Industrial Park.  He was a retired coal miner and equipment operator.  He served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War in the Navy Seabees.  He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church, VFW and the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife Mabel of Grayville; sons, Vick (Susan) Hawkins of Mt. Carmel, IL, Dustin (Ashley) Hawkins of Albion; daughters, Joedy Hawkins of Evansville, IN, Angela (Tim) Roser of Carmi; brothers, Jackie Lee Hawkins of Philadelphia, PA, Mike Hawkins of Albion; one sister, Susan Cowling of Grayville; 14 grandchildren, Holly Shae, Blaine Tucker, Hannah, Xander, Hezekiah, Faith, Aiden, Abe, Daisy, Zeke, Allen, Promiss, Debo, Naomi and Elsie.

Funeral services for Victor Allen Hawkins will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4 at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Grayville.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.


Mickey Sue (Hall) Block

Mickey Block000168-year-old Rinard resident, Mickey Sue (Hall) Block, died at 3:59 p.m. Monday, March 31 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Surviving are her husband Phillip of Rinard; sons, Eddie (Samara) Spitzner of Covington, GA, and Jeff (Kendra) Block of Cisne; one daughter, Sandy (Duane) Sanders of Wayne City; and one sister, Kay (Don) Ramsey of Licking, MO; ten grandchildren, Joseph Matthews  of Cisne, Traci Matthews of Wayne City, A.J. Spitzner, Chris Bishop, and Tara Bishop all of Covington, GA, Rebecca Spitzner, Marissa Spitzner and McKayla Spitzner all of Cisne, and Kyrene Block and Rylen Block of Cisne; two great-granddaughters, Emalie and Claire Matthews of Cisne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Per Mickey’s wishes, her body will be cremated with no services.

Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne is in charge of the arrangements.


Dessie Dora Harrelson

dessie100-year-old McLeansboro resident, Dessie Dora Harrelson, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 at Hamilton Memorial Nursing Home in McLeansboro.  She worked as a seamstress at the former Elder Manufacturing Co. in McLeansboro.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Valley Forge.  She also played the dulcimer and organ, and with accompaniment of her husband entertained widely with rendition of gospel songs.

Surviving are three grandchildren, Becki Jayne Harrelson of Atlanta, GA, LuAnn Bott (Greg) of St. Louis, MO and Stacey Dynelle Atlavilla (Joe) of Rincon, GA; several great-grandchildren; 27 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services for Dessie Dora Harrelson will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.  Burial will be in Ten Mile Church Cemetery near McLeansboro.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 4 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Memorials may be made to the Hamilton County Historical Society to support preservation and accessibility of the Harrelson’s personal library of historical and genealogy information.


Timothy "Tim" Choatie

choatieTimothy “Tim” Choatie, 52, of Mount Carmel, IL, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Tim attended Gospel Kingdom Church and enjoyed helping many patients during his career as a nurse. He previously worked at Rosignol Marathon Gas Station in Mount Carmel.

Survivors include his wife Renee and three sisters; Cardyn Sue (Verl) Smith of Fairfield IL, Maxine (Mitchell) Wood of Mount Carmel, IL, Martha (Chuck) Letson of Mount Carmel, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Tim Choatie will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Family Tradition Funeral Home in Mount Carmel with burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Family Tradition Funeral Home in Mt. Carmel.


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