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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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  • Darlene Mourey

    71-year-old Fairfield resident, Darlene Mourey, died at 1:34 a.m. Saturday, November 22 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital 3rd Floor. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
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  • Melvin Niekamp

    Melvin Niekamp, 84, of Carmi, died on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. at his residence.  He was a farmer and carpenter and he especially enjoyed gardening and cooking.  Melvin was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of  56 years, Ann Niekamp of Carmi;  a daughter […]
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  • Marie Vanarsdel

    93-year-old Carmi resdient, Marie Vanarsdel, died Thursday, November 20 at her home.  She retired from the local drivers license facility, had been a longtime member of the Carmi American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. Surviving are two daughters, Lana (David) Manners Tucker of Norris City and Debbie (Mike) Nunley of Carmi; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; […]
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  • Valeda Gebauer

    80-year-old Cedar Ridge, CO resident, formerly of Belle Prairie, Valeda Gebauer, died Tuesday, November 18. Surviving are a son, Harry; three grandchildren, Scarlett McGinn, Grant Gebauer and Toby Gebauer; three great-grandchildren, Meara, Melia and Merek McGinn three brothers, Lavern (Judy) Peters of Dahlgren, Charles (Judy) Peters of Santa Claus, IN and James (Sharon) Peters of […]
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  • Willard J. Sturm

    Willard J. Sturm, 91, of Grayville died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at his home.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grayville.   He was a farmer, World War II Army Veteran, former Deputy Coroner for 34 years, former Deputy Sheriff for six years, and a police officer for Grayville for 25 […]
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  • Debra A. Bond

    55-year-old Bone Gap resident, Debra A. Bond, died Tuesday, November 18 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab in Mt. Carmel, IL.  She held many jobs, including her job with WADI, a CNA at Burgin Manor, and eventually retired from Champion Laboratories  in 1998. Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer (Jake Hill) Earley of Mt. Carmel, […]
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  • Esther Mae Campbell

    100-year-old Crossville resident, Esther Mae Campbell, died Tuesday, November 18 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  She graduated from Centralia Township High School in 1932, and continued her education at Illinois State University in Normal, IL where she earned her teaching degree.  She taught school in Central City, Centralia and Crossville, and was a […]
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  • Anna “Bonnie” Clark

    89-year-old Enfield resident, Anna “Bonnie” Clark, died Tuesday afternoon, November 18 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  She had been a cook at Booth Grade School, was a member of the “Red Hat Ladies”, and attended Enfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Cupel L. (Carolyn) Clark of Carmi, Curtis Lee Clark of Tuscaloosa, […]
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  • Jack Higham

    72-year-old Fairfield resident, Jack Higham, died Wednesday, November 5 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, IN. His body was cremated, and a memorial Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 20 at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Fairfield. Visitation will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be […]
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  • Percy Dobbs

    Percy Dobbs, 98, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois.  A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, he achieved the rank of 1st Sgt.  While overseas, he was stationed in France, Belgium, and Germany until he was discharged on December 31, 1945. After the war, Percy […]
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