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Warren D. Tait

Warren TaitWarren D. Tait, 92 of rural Albion, IL died Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville, IL.  He was a life time farmer and also retired from Champion Lab in 1983.  Warren was a member of Browns Chapel United Methodist Church.  He was very active in church and various mission groups and Bible studies.  Warren served in WWII as an army airplane mechanic.

He is survived by his wife Amy Marie (Hoover) Shaw Tait, one step child Marilyn and husband Tom Taylor of Jacksonville, IL, one sister Mona (Tait) Over, a brother Carroll “Bud” and wife Parlee Tait, sister-in-law Jean Tait of Albion, step-daughter-in-law Karen Shaw Vallette of West Salem, six step-grandchildren; Randy and wife Donna Roosevelt of Clay City, IL, Melanie (Shaw) and husband Brian Wiseman of West Salem, Jeff and wife Robin Shaw of West Salem, Tonya (Shaw) Orel of West Salem, Todd Shaw of West Salem, and Sarah (Taylor) and husband Chris Cook of Jacksonville, IL.   Also eight step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews survive.

Funeral services for Warren D. Tate will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 4 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL.  Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in Grayville with military rites.

Visitation will be from noon until time of service Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.


James Bradley "Brad" Simpson

49-year-old Fairfield resident, James Bradley “Brad” Simpson died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 near his home.  He had worked in construction with his father, had worked at Jasper School for 11 years and most recently worked at Continental Tire.

Survivors include his father, Herman D. Simpson of Fairfield; his wife, Jeanne Simpson of Fairfield; a daughter, Alisha Kay (James) Schoultz of Fairfield;  a son, Joshua Bradley (Jackie) Simpson of Fairfield; three step-sons, Thad (Crystal) Beadles, Joshua Beadles and Joe (Kari) Beadles, all of Ellery; a sister, Michelle Simpson Campbell of Sandwich, IL; 9 grandchildren; four nieces and one nephew.

Graveside services for James Bradley “Brad” Simpson will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at Buckey Cemetery.  There will be no visitation. Those attending the service should go directly to the cemetery. Those attending are also asked to dress casually.

Memorials may be made to Fairfield Junior Football and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield, which is in charge of all the arrangements.


Ray Dodson, Sr.

86-year-old Fairfield resident, Ray Dodson, Sr. died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 at his home. He was a retired oilfield worker.

Survivors include a daughter, Tina Laney of Spring Hill FL; a son, Ray (Theresa) Dodson, Jr. of Sacramento, CA; brothers, Teddy Wayne Housden, Harry John Housden, Roy Franklin Housden and Gene Turner, all of California; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Dodson’s remains will be cremated and there will be no services.

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


Robert "Glenn" Jones

jones90-year-old Fairfield resident, Robert “Glenn” Jones died Monday, September 29, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield.

He is survived by his daughters: Jane Johnson of Albany, Glenna  McKee of Rock Falls, and Paula Edwards of Holland, Michigan; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Glenn Jones will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Gunion Christian Church with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the church.

The Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to Gunion Christian Church.


Anna Mae Wiyatt

Anna Mae WiyattAnna Mae Wiyatt, 86 of Albion, IL died on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, IL. She attended the Browns United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church in Albion. She had been employed as a secretary in the Albion school system in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Karen L. Smith of Albion; grandsons, Gavin (Rachel) Smith of Killeen, TX, Collin (Toni) Smith of Hood River, OR and great-grandchildren, Lexi, Corbin, Ethan, Adalyn and Avery Smith and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Anna Mae Wiyatt will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion with burial in Graceland Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2:30 until the time of service Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.

Memorials may be made to the Browns United Methodist Church or the First Presbyterian Church in Albion and will be accepted at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.


Rebecca "Becky" Dean Carter Meece

meece63-year-old Attica, MI resident, Rebecca “Becky” Dean Carter Meece died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at her home.  She worked in tool and die design, retiring from General Motors.

Survivors include her husband, Allan Meece of Attica, MI; a son, Chad Meece; a daughter, Angie Williams; two granddaughters, Courtney Smith and Peyton Williams; a grandson, Hunter Smith; a brother, Rex Carter and Wife Kim of Walpole; two sisters, Shirley Bau and husband David of Enfield and Alta Pearl Charron; sisters-in-law, Jeanine Hunter, Cindy Jones and Cherri Overlin; a special aunt and uncle, Teoria and Curtis Varney of McLeansboro; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services for Rebecca “Becky” Dean Carter Meece will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Hopewell Cemetery at McLeansboro.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service Friday, Oct. 3 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.


Verla Lucille Fulkerson

verlaVerla Lucille Fulkerson, 84, of New Haven, IL, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, IL.  Verla was a homemaker and had previously worked at a grocery clerk.  In her younger years, she played piano at her church and most recently attended Bruce Chapel Church near Carmi.

Survivors include daughter in law Martha Fulkerson; brother Ray (Wilma) Martin all of Norris City, IL; sister Fay (Ernie) Clifford of Nashville, TN; grandchildren Scott (Tonya) Price, Terah (David)Shafer, Lee Ann Fulkerson, Heath Fulkerson, Cody Fulkerson, Baley Lee Ruth Fulkerson; great grandchildren Ashley (Scott) Biggerstaff, Amber Price, Storm Hawa, Drake Hawa, Chase Fulkerson, Cade Schou, Jaylee Fulkerson; great great  grandchild Braylynn Biggerstaff; and Verla’s dear friend Kim Smith.

Funeral services for Verla Lucille Fulkerson will be at 10 am, Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in New Haven with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in New Haven.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Wabash Christian Retirement Center Alzheimer’s Unit and will be accepted at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, which is in charge of all the arrangements.


Peggy J. Webb

Peggy J. Webb

Peggy J. Webb, age 81, of Bethalto, Illinois (formerly of McLeansboro, Illinois) passed away at 5:30 pm Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, Illinois.

Peggy was a nurse’s aide at Alton Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Bethalto.  She enjoyed camping and traveling in her later years.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Jerry and Carol Webb of Alton, Richard Webb of Florissant, MO, Leta Fumagalli of Bethalto and Jane Hansel and her companion Robin Meletti of Holiday Shores; five grandchildren, Mike and Angela Fumagalli, Marie Fumagalli, Denise Rodgers, Christopher Webb and Nicole Molkenbur; three great grandchildren, Taylor Fumagalli, Madison Ilseman and Stephanie Lane. She is also survived by her devoted companion, Ken Owens of Bethalto.

Visitation will be from 11 A.M. Thursday until service time at 1 pm on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.

Burial will follow at International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home.


Harry V. Norton

Harry NortonHarry V. Norton, 73, of Cisne, IL died at 7:25AM Sunday, September 28, 2014 at his home. He was a retired painter for Local 33 at Joliet, IL.  He was a member of the South Wilmington Sportsman’s Club; New Lenox Sportsman’s Club; a thirty-one year Mason currently a member of the Anthony Doherty Masonic Lodge 1111 at Cisne and a member of the Eastern Star Lodge. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War Era serving in the National Guard and Air Force.

Survivors include his wife Lorna of Cisne, IL; mother-in-law Dora Reed at Cisne, IL; three brothers Burry (Pat Norton of Kankakee, IL; Roger (Betty) Norton of Collierville, TN; and Donald (Thereese) Norton of Wilmington, IL; brothers-in-law Leslie (Carol) Reed of Alabama; Logan (Ina) Reed of Sims, IL; Donald Reed of Cisne, IL; sisters-in-law Donna Solomon of Cisne, IL and Marilyn Butler of Geff, IL; great nieces Kylie, Abby, Rihanna and Jayla and one great nephew, Lucas and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Harry Norton will be 10:30AM Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Hosselton Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. A Masonic service will be at 10:30AM Saturday, prior to the start of the memorial service.

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


Martha E. Hosselton

Martha HosseltonMartha E. Hosselton, 86, of Mt. Vernon, IL formerly of Flora, IL died at 4:40AM Monday, September 29, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center at Mt. Vernon, IL. Martha was a self-employed cosmetologist, a member of Oak Street Southern Baptist Church and a past member of BMPW at Flora, IL

Martha is survived by one daughter Gerri Sutherland of Mt. Vernon, IL; one sister Loretta (Jim) Lagle of Flora, IL; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.

Funeral services for Martha Hosselton will be 2PM Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Oak St. Southern Baptist Church in Flora.  Burial will be in Floral Garden of Memories.

Visitation will be 6-8PM Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Hosselton Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to the activity fund at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.


Eunice "Rae" Plumlee

Rae PlumleeEunice “Rae” Plumlee, age 81, of Flora, Illinois, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her home in Flora.  She worked for several years with her husband Bill in the office of Golden Rule Insurance in Flora.

Rae is survived by a son: Mike Plumlee of Flora; 3 daughters: Denise Tadlock of Flora, Lisa Colman of Fort Pierce, FL, and Shannon Weidner formerly of Louisville; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Rae Plumlee will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, with interment following in Elmwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

 


Francis Joseph Kaufman

Francis Kaufman photo82-year-old Piopolis resident, Francis Joseph Kaufman, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, September 27 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was a construction worker, and member of St. John Baptist Catholic Church at Piopolis.

Surviving are a sister, Mechtilda “Tillie” Kaufman of Piopolis; two brothers, James Steven Kaufman and wife Phyllis of Mt. Vernon, IL and Otto Kaufman of Peoria, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Francis Joseph Kaufman will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 30 at St. John Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis.  Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery at Piopolis.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, September 29 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Mass Offering or a charity of your choice, and will be accepted at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.


Oscar John "Jack" Rubenacker

Jack Rubenacker Photo77-year-old McLeansboro resident, Oscar John “Jack” Rubenacker, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday, September 26 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  He was a farmer, and served in the U.S. Army in Korea.

Surviving are his wife Pearl J. Rubenacker of McLeansboro; one son, John Anthony “Tony” Rubenacker and wife Staci; two grandsons, Dustan Anthony and Dylan Aaron Rubenacker; two sisters, Doris Richardson, and Darlene Butler and husband Elmer all of Dahlgren; four brothers, Samuel Rubenacker and wife Judy of McLeansboro, Timothy Rubenacker of Broughton, and David Rubenacker and wife June and Gerald Rubenacker and wife Carolyn all of Belle Rive; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Oscar John “Jack” Rubenacker will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 28 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.  Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Concord Cemetery near McLeansboro.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Research, and will be accepted at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.


Bernadine Smith

Bernadine Smith93-year-old Albion resident, Bernadine Smith, died Friday, September 26 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.  She was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband on the family farm.  She was also an expert seamstress and member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church at Samsville, IL.

Surviving are a nephew, Kevin (Kathy) Smith of Albion; one niece, Mary (Pete) Cerda of Okmulgee, OK; seven great-nephews and nieces and ten great-great-nephews and nieces.

Graveside services for Bernadine Smith will be at 3 p.m. Monday, September 29 at Graceland Cemetery in Albion.  There will be no visitation.  Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and will be accepted at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Riley Marce Eads

rileyRiley Marce Eads, age 12, of Olney, Illinois died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Franklin Hospital in Benton, Illinois. Riley was born February 18, 2002 in Robinson, Illinois to Ronnie W. and Christy (Tannahill) Eads.  He enjoyed doing many things including Tae Kwon Do, drawing, swimming and visiting the beach, playing Playstation video games, was a WWE Wrestling fan, and liked music, especially rock music with KISS being his favorite.

Riley is survived by his father: Ron Eads of Olney; half-brother: Alex Robinson of Louisville; maternal grandparents: Jerry and Ann Tannahill of Cisne; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services for Riley Eads will be 8 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.


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