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Barbara T. Phillips

Barbara Phillips000183-year-old Rinard resident, Barbara T. Phillips, died Wednesday, September 10 at Flora Gardens Nursing Home.  She was a Laborer at Four Sisters Manufacturing in Flora, City City Garment Company, Fairfield Garment Company, Spartans at Flora, and Xenia Manufacturing Company.  She was a member of the Goodtime Red Hat Breakfast Group and attended Orchardville Community Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara (Larry) Mix of Cisne; one son, David (Debra) Phillips of Clay City; one sister, Lyda Greenwood of Effingham, IL; and one brother, Lawrence T. (Stella) Brown of Cisne; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Barbara T. Phillips will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20 at Willow Branch Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia Research Foundation and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Sandra King

72-year-old Norris City resident, Sandra King, died at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at her home.  She was a member of Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City.

Surviving are three daughters, Veronica (Chris) Cox of Fairfield, Melanie Rains of Omaha and Sarah (Corey) Rice of Farmington, MO; one son, Randall (Tara) Busler of Carmi; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernadine Lovell of Norris City; and one brother, Revis Busler of Norris City.

Memorial services for Sandra King will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 11 at Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City.  Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Thursday, September 11 until the time of service at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at the Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Nicholas Andrew O'Daniel

Nicholas O'Daniel16-year-old Fairfield resident, Nicholas Andrew O’Daniel, died Monday, September 8 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  He was a junior at Fairfield Community High School.  He had been a member of the FCHS Baseball Team.

Surviving are his parents, Jean Ann and Michael Kelly of Fairfield and Ryan and Lora O’Daniel of Carmi; four sisters, Emily Evans (Nathan) of Knoxville, TN, Victoria Fox, Anne Marie Kelly and Erin Kelly all of Fairfield; two brothers, Alex and Maxon O’Daniel of Carmi; one step-sister, Bonny Dunn of Fort Atkinson, WI; maternal grandparents, Len and Nancy Wells of Fairfield; maternal grandfather, Galen Fox of Fairfield; paternal grandparents, John and Barb O’Daniel of Carmi and C.R. and Peggy Williams of McLeansboro and Bart and Millie Brooks of Norris City; and great-grandparents, Sen. Bill and Norma O’Daniel of Carmi and Max and Phyllis Medlin of Carmi.

Funeral services for Nicholas Andrew O’Daniel will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 12 at the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Buckeye Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, September 11 at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Fairfield Mules Baseball Team.

Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.


Jerry Earl Gray

Jerry Gray73-year-old Fairfield resident, Jerry Earl Gray, died at 5:40 p.m. Monday, September 8 in the intensive care unit at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  He was an auto mechanic, a U.S. Veteran serving in the Army, and a member and Deacon at New Hope General Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife June (Ivers) Gray of Fairfield; two daughters, Annette (Dave Jr.) Bliss of Fairfield and Melissa (Robert) Vincent of Nashville, TN; one grandson; two sisters, Carolyn (Royce) Hawkins of Carmi and Brenda (Lester) Hafford of Norris City; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Jerry Earl Gray will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 11 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 10 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to New Hope General Baptist Church.


Ashley Dawn Clark

Ashley Clark25-year-old Fairfield resident, Ashley Dawn Clark died at 9:55 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at her home.

Survivors include her father, Brad Clark of Fairfield; a daughter, Jazlynn Ray of Fairfield and a sister, Shayla Clark of Evansville, IN.

Services for Ashley Dawn Clark will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.


Richard D. Longbons

longbons50-year-old Bone Gap resident, Richard D. Longbons, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 5 at Bone Gap.  He worked at Champion/Fram.

Surviving are his mother, Lavina (George) Ray of Olney; one son, Richard Cabot Longbons of Bone Gap; two daughters, Laura (Raymond) Ellison of Bone Gap and Tina Longbons of Olney; two brothers, Greg and Phillip Longbons both of Olney; two sisters, Tracy and Kathy Wilson both of Olney; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services for Richard D. Longbons will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 8 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion.  Burial will be in Bone Gap Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday, September 8 until the time of service at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion.


Carolyn J. Hinkle

Carolyn Hinkle71-year-old Fairfield resident, Carolyn J. Hinkle, died at 8:54 p.m. Friday, September 5 at her home.  She was a retired insurance agent, and a member of the Rock Community Church.

Surviving are her husband Eddie Hinkle; five daughters, Lauri (Larry) Barbre, Jonie (Eugene) Barbre all of Fairfield, Ciny Patton of Tennessee, Angela (Ronnie) Williams of Virginia and Mary Cline of Wayne City; one son, Shannon (Becky) Hinkle of Fairfield; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Suzanne McGill of Fairfield; and one brother, Dallas (Gerri) Johnston of Fairfield.

Funeral services for Carolyn J. Hinkle will be at noon Monday, September 8 at the Rock Community Church.  Burial will be in Cumberland Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday, September 8 until the time of service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Rock Community Church.

Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.


Anna Q. Hortin

94-year-old Carmi resident, Anna Q. Hortin, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing.  She was a homemaker and 6th grade teacher, teaching music, English and reading at Enfield, Crossville and Carmi Grade School.  She was a member of of the First Baptist Church in Carmi for over 60 years, and was active in various mission groups, Bible School, Bible studies and taught children’s choir.  For 50 years she served in several musical positions including choir director, choir member and played the piano and organ.  She was also a member of the Home Extension and Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jane (Wellman) Lim of Prattville, AL; one son, Roger (Karen) Hortin of Carmi; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lim of Prattville, AL; and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Charlotte, NC.

Funeral services for Anna Q. Hortin will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at the First Baptist Church in Carmi.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, September 8 and from 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 until the time of service at the First Baptist Church in Carmi.

Memorials may be made in Anna’s memory to Lottie Moon c/o First Baptist Church and will be accepted at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Agnes M. Piercy

90-year-old Ellery resident, Agnes M. Piercy, died Friday, September 5 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk for many years.   She was also a member of the Ellery Christian Church, serving as church pianist.

Surviving are her husband Lester; three sons, Dr. Steve (Jan) Piercy of Ft. Dodge, IA, James (Dawn) Piercy of Ellery and Noel (Barb) Piercy of Verona, NJ; seven grandchildren, Amy (Jim) Neighbors, Katie (Rick) Ekstrom, Jesse (Adrian) Piercy, Lucy Piercy, Ryan Piercy, Joelle (Dennis) Boyles-Piercy and Adrianna Piercy; and two great-grandsons, James and Joshua.

A Celebration of Life Service for Agnes M. Piercy will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at Ellery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 8 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.

Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Center in her memory.


Ruth Eleanor (Gregory) Beckel

Ruth Beckel93-year-old Ruth Eleanor (Gregory) Beckel died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, September 5 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  She retired from Airtex in 1983 after 44 years service.

Surviving are a cousin, Geraldine Johnson; her caregiver, Patty Billington; several cousins and two nephews.

Funeral services for Ruth Eleanor (Gregory) Beckel will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, September 8 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fairfield or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Dale "Snake" Henson

Dale Snake Henson71-year-old Cisne resident, Dale “Snake” Henson, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, September 5 at his home.  He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife Laura; one daughter, Dalisa Draper of Orchardville; one son, Steve (Jenny) Henson of Flora; one step-sister, Velda Hawkins of Hobart, In; and one sister-in-law, Sandra Henson of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Clayton and Hannah Draper of Orchardville and Dani and Andi Henson of Flora.

Funeral services for Dale “Snake” Henson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, September 8 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.

Memorials may be made to Good Samartian Hospice or Providence General Baptist Church, and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.


Maria M. Chalcraft

Maria Chalcraft photo92-year-old Fairfield resident, Maria M. Chalcraft, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, September 3 at Wayfair Nursing  and Rehab.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had attended the Golden Gate United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Ingrid Portula of Germany; one granddaughter; three sisters-in-law, Vera (Cecil) Ellis of Fairfield, Vernonda Rogers of Carmi and Joan (Alvin) Carter of Wood River, IL; and one brother-in-law, Dean (Rita) Chalcraft of Carpentersville, IL.

Graveside services for Maria M. Chalcraft will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield.  There will be no visitation, friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

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


Harold V. Holmes

Harold Holmes IIHarold V. Holmes, 85, of Fairfield, IL passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Way-Fair Nursing & Rehab Center at Fairfield, IL. He was a retired farmer and oil field pumper.  He was a Marine Corp Veteran having served during the Korean War Era.

He is survived by his wife Mary Holmes of Fairfield, IL; two sons George (Ruth Ann) Holmes of West Salem, IL and David Holmes of Fairfield, IL; two step-sons Brad (Shari) Winters and Richard (Darlene) Winters both of Fairfield, IL.  Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.

A graveside service will be 10:30AM Friday, September 12, 2014 at Brown Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association or Clay County Hospice and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.


Shane Richard Wicinski

Shane Richard Wicinski, infant son of Anthony & Michelle Wicinski of Geff, IL passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center at Mt. Vernon, IL.

Shane is survived by his parents Anthony and Michelle; sister Haley and brother Aden all of Geff, IL; grandparents Michael and Sherry Wicinski of Kenosha, WI; Tim and Leatha West of Cisne, IL; Richard and Anita McNeely of Geff, IL; great grandparents Shirley Harper of Kenosha, WI and Phyllis Brinkley of Fairfield, IL. Several aunts and uncles also survive.

Graveside services for Shane Richard Wicinski will be 1:30PM Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Cisne Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home, which is in charge of all the arrangements.


Majorie M. Mix

89-year-old Albion resident, Marjorie M. Mix died Tuesday, April 22 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan (John) Roberts of Cedartown, GA; a son, Lowell “Pat” Mix of Fairfield; a brother, James (Carol) Prater; three grandchildren, Stephanie Crisp, Matthew (Brandie) Kelsey, and Chuck Mix and four great-grandchildren, Dallas Kramer, Micah Crisp, Robbie Crisp and Benjamin Kelsey.

Her body has been cremated and burial will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Bunker Cemetery at Rinard.

In lieu of flowers,  memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. The Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of all the arrangements.


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