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Loretta P. Wilder

wilder85-year-old Clay City resident, Loretta P. Wilder died Sunday, Aug. 31 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Survivors include sons, Danny E. Wilder and Larry D. Wilder, Paul F. Wilder and daughter, Lynn Wilder; a daughter, Phyllis K. Cox and husband Gary; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; cousins, Karen Marlow, Carol Raley, Rena Thomas, Donna Given, Cheryl Hampton and Terry Lentz.

Services for Loretta P. Wilder will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Clay City with burial in Clay City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 Thursday evening, Sept. 4 at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Clay City.

Memorials may be made to the Clay City Christian Church.


Una Faye Musgrave

Una Musgrave78-year-old Fairfield resident, Una Faye Musgrave died at 10:35 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 at Way-Fair in Fairfield. She had worked as a custodian.

Survivors include daughters, Karla Lee of Fairfield and Wanda (Noel) Madding of Mt. Erie; sons, Ransom and Marvin Musgrave of McLeansboro and Perry (Gena) Musgrave of Creal Springs, IL; a sister, Barbara Pulliam of Tye, TX; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services for Una Faye Musgrave will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Koontz Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 Thursday evening, Sept. 4 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.


Faye Ailene Willmore

Faye Ailene Willmore, 83, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Sesser, died Monday, September 1, 2014 at Countryside Manor in Mt Vernon, IL. A native of Wayne County, she had operated Faye’s Beauty Shop in rural Sesser for over 20 years.

Survivors include four sons, Jerry and wife Lisa Willmore of Hockley, TX; William (Tom) and Joann Willmore of Mt Vernon, IL; David and Bonnie Willmore of Valier, IL; and Jeffrey and Jennifer Willmore of Tempe, AZ; two sisters Joyce (Bob) Caudle and Norma Lee Koontz, both of Fairfield, IL; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Faye Ailene Willmore will be 10 a.m. Friday September 5, 2014 at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, IL, with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

Visitation will be Thursday September 4, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.


Carolyn R. Jordan

Carolyn Jordan55-year-old Fairfield resident, Carolyn R. Jordan died Sunday, August 31 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She had worked in child care.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Jordan of Fairfield; two sons, David (Heather) Jordan of St. Paul, MN and Christopher (Hope) Jordan of Edwardsville; her mother, Roberta “Bobbie” Derus of Fairfield; a sister, Barbara (Rick) Peterson of Herrin; two brothers, Harold “Jr” (Mary Ellen) Mayes of Hot Springs, AR and Darrell “Buddy” (Bonnie) Mayes of McHenry, IL and six grandchildren.

The body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life Service for Carolyn R. Jordan will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Fairfield Christian Church.

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


Harold E. Roosevelt

102-year-old Albion resident, Harold E. Roosevelt died at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 30 in Albion.  He was a farmer, member of the Farm Bureau and First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Harold Robert Roosevelt of Tennessee, Gary Roosevelt of Clearwater, FL and Larry Roosevelt of Albion; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Services for Harold E. Roosevelt will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion with burial in Graceland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:30 Tuesday, Sept. 2 until the time of service at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion.


John Mitchell

John MitchellJohn Mitchell age 79, a resident of Route 2 McLeansboro, Illinois died at 5:32 A.M. Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was a retired oilfield worker and also worked at Nascote Company in Nashville, IL. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he earned the rank of Corporal.

Survivors include four sons, Tim (Jane) Mitchell of McLeansboro, Tom Mitchell of McLeansboro, Dan (Cynthia) Mitchell of McLeansboro and Dave Mitchell of McLeansboro; a brother, Everett Mitchell of McLeansboro; five sisters, Elizabeth Short of Broughton, Ottilee Kaufman of McLeansboro, Dena Craddock of Enfield, Vada Faye Webber of O’Fallon, IL and Ruthie Holcomb of Eldorado; special friends, Tina Mayberry and her son Riley David; 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for John Mitchell will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Hopewell Cemetery at McLeansboro.

Visitation will be 5 – 8 Tuesday evening, Sept. 2 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.


Janice Wooten

71-year-old Norris City resident, Janice Wooten, died at 10:22 a.m. Saturday, August 30 at her home.  She was a CNA and worked at Wilmar Restoriam and Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, and was a sitter/companion in home healthcare.

Surviving are a daughter, Julie Ann (Larry) Ellison of Norris City; one son, Charles Lavern Wooten, Jr. of Carmi; one brother, Billy Gene (Shirley) Renshaw of McLeansboro; her step-mother Helen Renshaw of Enfield; a half-sister, Marion Kay; a half-brother, Donnie Ray Smith; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 1 at Enfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 1 at the Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.


Marguerite Dungy

marguerite dungy 295-year-old Carmi resident, Marguerite Dungy, died Friday, August 29 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi.

Surviving are a son, Charles Dungy and wife Gwendolyn of Columbia, MD; one daughter, Florence Dungy of Washington, D.C.; one grandson, Dr. Danton Dungy and wife Adrienne of Scottsdale, AZ; and one great-grandson, Nathaniel Dungy.

Funeral services for Marguerite Dungy will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 2 at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.

Visitation will be from noon Tuesday, September 2 until the time of service at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Carmi.


Rena Joy Talbert

rena IIRena Joy Talbert, 63 of Barnhill, died at 11:10 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.     She had earned Bachelor’s, Master’s and Specialist degrees from Eastern Illinois University and was a longtime educational administrator, former Fairfield Community High School Principal, former Superintendent of Fairfield Grade School and former Assistant Superintendent of the Regional Office of Education.  Rena was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fairfield, a former board member of the Fairfield Memorial Hospital and a director on the Wayne County Housing Authority Board.

She is survived by her husband Allen Talbert of Barnhill, sons Matthew (Ann) Talbert of Monticello, IL and Andrew (Audrey) Talbert of Montgomery, IN, 4 granddaughters, 1 grandson, and a sister Janice Schroeder of Refugio, TX.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services for Rena Talbert will be held at 1 PM, Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home with burial in the Shrewsbury Cemetery in Mill Shoals.

Visitation from 11 AM until the time of service at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mill Shoals Ruritan Club or the First United Methodist Church of Fairfield.


Ina Mae Williams

98-year-old Murphysboro resident, Ina Mae Williams died at 9:28 a.m. Sunday, August 24 in Murphysboro.  She had operated the D. C. Williams Jewelry Store. A member of the First Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star, she was an avid golfer, winning the ladies championship in Mount Carmel.

Survivors include a son, Robert (Mary Jane) Williams of Murphysboro; a grandchild, Kevin (Diane) Williams of Murphysboro and two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Maggie Williams of Murphysboro.

Graveside services for Ina Mae Williams will be 12 noon Saturday, August 30 at Graceland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Celtic Hospice and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion, which is in charge of all the arrangements.


Bobby D. Clark

63-year-old Dundas, IL resident, Bobby D. Clark died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, August 23 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Survivors include daughters, Barbara Boles of Olney and Linda Long of Fairfield; a sister, Louella Talbert of Fairfield; a brother, Melvin Clark of Fairfield and several nieces and nephews.

The body will be cremated and there will be no services.

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


Gladys Pope

75-year-old former Fairfield resident, Gladys Pope died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Lou Pope of Centralia, Mike and wife Debbie Pope of Fairfield and Doug Pope of Champaign; a sister, Opal Smith of Mt. Carmel; brothers, David Deisher of St. Francisville, IL and Irvin Paul Deisher of Mt. Carmel and one grandchild.

Services for Gladys Pope will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Buckeye Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to help with funeral expenses.


Nancy (Ackerman) Winter

Nancy A. Winter69-year-old Carmi resident, Nancy (Ackerman) Winter, died at 7:55 a.m. Saturday, August 23 at her home.  She graduated in 1963 from Carmi Township High School, and owned and operated Fickert Hardware and later worked in sales for Carmi Broadcasting Co. before being elected in 2006 to serve as the White County Supervisor of Assessments.  She was a member of Big Prairie United Methodist Church, White County Republican Party and DAR.

Surviving are a daughter, Rachel (Charles) Hamblin of Carmi; two sons, Craig (Kendra) Winter and Ben (Kim) Winter all of Carmi; two sisters, Susan (Bill) Weir of Springfield, IL and Darcy (Lamont) Ellison of Evansville, IN; one brother, Arthur (Carol) Ackerman of Carmi; five grandchildren, Britany Barnes, Chelsey Devoy, Colin Winter, Paige Winter and Chance Hamblin; and a great-grandson, Bennett.

A Celebration of Life Service for Nancy (Ackerman) Winter will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 26 at Big Prairie United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, August 25 at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi and from 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 26 until the time of service at the church.

Memorials may be made in Nancy’s memory to Carmi White County High School to support the Booster Club and Drama Club, and will be accepted at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.


Melvin F. Flower

Melvin FlowerMelvin H. Flower, 86, of Louisville, Illinois died Friday, August 22, 2014 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He was retired from Clay County Hospital where he worked as a janitor and orderly.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII working in a medical unit and was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include a daughter: Nancy (Martin) Thompson of Flora; a grandson: Sterling Thompson of Flora; sister: Evelyn Molnar of Itasca; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 sisters, 6 half-brothers, and 1 half-sister.

Funeral services for Melvin Flower will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Dennis R. (Sonny) Carter, Jr.

Sonny CarterDennis R. (Sonny) Carter, Jr. 69, of Geff, IL died at  6:16PM Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital at Newburgh, IN. He was a retired truck driver for Henderson Trucking at Salem, IL where he had worked for twenty-five years.  He was a Vietnam War veteran having served in the U. S. Navy. He was member of the Cisne American Legion and Cisne Masonic Lodge 1111.

Survivors include his wife Sharon of Geff, IL; a daughter Jana (Gene) Barton of Fairfield, IL; a son Jay Carter of Fairfield, IL and a sister Patty (Arlen) Bitner of Fairfield, IL. Four grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Dennis R. (Sonny) Carter, Jr. will be 11AM Tuesday, August 26th at Hosselton Funeral Home with burial  in Brown Cemetery.  Full military rites will be at the cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8PM Monday at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.

Memorials may be given to the family or Dr. Scranton Memorial Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.


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