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Marvin Russell Mingus, Jr., 75, of Carmi, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He had worked in the oilfield and at Ainsbrook Sewing Factory and was a Army veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Joyce Mingus of Carmi; a step-daughter, Terrilee Michelle Veatch of Metropolis; and a step-son, Randall D. Williams of Carmi. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Melba Gibbs and Francine Cantrell.
Funeral services for Marvin Russell Mingus, Jr., 75, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.
Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 3 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Bennie H. Clifton, 79, of Cisne, IL passed away at 9:45PM Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Way-Fair Nursing and Rehab Center at Fairfield, IL. He was a retired farmer and cowboy, having worked for the Barnard Stock Farms for 53 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Fairfield.
Surviving are his wife Mary Ann of Cisne; one daughter, Randa L. (Tim) Moseley of Clay City; a brother-in-law, Donald Pike of Fairfield; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Bennie H. Clifton will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 30 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne. Burial will be in Branch Cemetery at Geff.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 29 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.
Ina Lee Sample, of Ellery died Thursday evening at her home. Ina Lee spent most of her 83 years living on their farm, south of Ellery. She was born November 27, 1930 to Frank and Ora Mitchell. She attended Mitchell School, Albion High School and McKendree College in Lebanon, receiving a degree in elementary education. After graduation, she taught a couple of years at Wabash School at Ellery and then joined her husband, Delmar, in Lawton Oklahoma where he was serving with the US Army. After his release from the army, they returned to her family farm and spent the remainder of her life farming and raising their family.
She is survived by one son; Ronnie (Carol) Sample of Ellery, Illinois, three daughters; Joy (David) Coles of Ellery, Illinois, Beth (Matt) Seals of Ellery, Cathy (Wayne) Provines of Williamston, Michigan. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A Celebration of Life Service for Ina Lee Sample will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00AM at Bethel United Methodist Church, Ellery, IL.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL.
Memorial contributions will be accepted for Matt Henson’s ministry-Living the Adventure or the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation and will be accepted at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.
96-year-old Fairfield resident, Mildred Louise Musgrave died at 10:55 Thursday morning, Sept. 25 at her home. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include daughters, Marilyn Legg of Fairfield, Carolyn Musgrave of Geff and Lea (Ron) Bozarth of Fairfield; sons, Earl, Eldon and Sammy Musgrave, George (Kim) Musgrave, and Wilford (Mary) Musgrave all of Fairfield; a sister, Eva Alice Dennison of Ridgway; 33 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mildred Louise Musgrave will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at the Victory General Baptist Church north of Boyleston with burial in Victory Cemetery.
Visitation will be noon until the time of service at the church.
The Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of all the arrangements.
Alice True, 59 of West Salem, IL died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her home. She was currently serving as the pastor of Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL. She was a minister in the United Methodist Church for 25 years and served in key leadership roles at both the District and Conference Level. Alice was a spiritual director for the Walk to Emmaus. She was honored to serve as Chaplain of the West Salem Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include her husband; Rick of West Salem, mother; Elizabeth Montgomery of Coulterville, IL, sons; Jason (Jennifer) True of Centralia, IL, Micah True (and friend Toni) of Salem, IL, sister; Madylen (Dale) Hill of Pickneyville, IL, brother; Raymond (Sandy) Montgomery of Coulterville, IL, 4 grandchildren: Jeremiah, Carson Douglas, Easton, Jayla and numerous Aunts, Nieces and Nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Alice will be Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00PM at the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with all arrangements.
Rose Mary Post passed away at her daughter’s home in Indiana, on September 23, 2014. She was born on March 25, 1938 in Chicago, IL the first child of Michael and Margaret (Lewis) Garetto.
Rose Mary had 5 siblings; brother, Michael Garetto of Henderson, Nevada, brother, Donald Garetto, sister, Diane (Garetto) Cook, brother, Timothy Garetto, and sister, Patricia Garretto.
She was the mother of 6 children, daughter, Pamela (Williams) Tamalunas of New Buffalo, MI, son, Robert Williams, Jr. of South Holland, IL, daughter, Nannette (Williams) Swing of Cedar Lake, IN, daughter, Mary (Williams) Coleman of Carmi, IL, sons, Timothy Williams and Michael Post, both of Manchester, TN; and a step-son, Wayne Biebuck of Southern IL; 14 grandchildren,26 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Margaret Garetto; first husband, Robert Williams, second husband, Wayne Post, brother, Timothy Garetto, sister Patricia Garetto and son, Timothy Williams. She was deeply loved, and will be deeply missed by all.
Graveside services will be held at 1pm on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Big Prairie Cemetery in Carmi.
The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
58-year-old McLeansboro resident, Susie Marie Cantrell died at 4:08 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at her home. A member of Hickory Hill Church in Walpole, she was retired.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Cantrell of Dale; two sons, Jeremy Wayne Cantrell and wife Brandi of Dahlgren and Jacob Wade Cantrell and wife Corinth of Evansville, IN; her mother, Mary Alice Oehlert; a sister, Debra Lea Venable and husband Alan of Irvington, IL and one grandson, Kasen Wayne Cantrell.
Funeral services for Susie Marie Cantrell will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Ten Mile Cemetery at McLeansboro.
Visitation will be from 6 – 8 Friday evening, Sept. 26 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Virginia Louise Finley, 86 of Johnsonville, IL died at 11:30AM Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Wells Chapel Church and the Ladies Aid and enjoyed crafting.
Virginia is survived by a daughter Brenda (Ron) Heifner of Johnsonville, IL; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Virginia Finley will be 12:00PM Friday, September 26, 2014 at Wells Chapel Church. Burial will be in Wells Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10:00AM until time of funeral service on Friday at the church.
Memorials may be given to Wells Chapel Cemetery and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.
82-year-old Mt. Vernon resident, James Lyle Harper died at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. He had worked at the Mt. Vernon Stove Foundry and for Defenders at General Tire.
Survivors include his wife Bernice (Roney) Harper of Mt. Vernon; two sons, Lendell Harper and wife Kaletta “Kitty” Harper of Fairfield and Mark Harper and wife Jackie of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Marilyn Border and husband Will of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Leonard Harper and wife Dee of Fairfield and Roger Harper and friend Katheryn of Centralia; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for James Lyle Harper will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial in Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be from 5 – 8 Thursday evening, Sept. 25 at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel Memorial Cemetery and will be accepted at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Patricia Ann Greifzu, 83 of Mt. Erie, IL passed away 10:25AM, Monday, September 22, 2014 at her residence. She was a homemaker.
Patricia is survived by one daughter Donna Elliott of Olney, IL and one son Dennis Greifzu of Mt. Erie, IL; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews survive also.
Graveside Services will be conducted 10am Friday October 3rd, 2014 at McKendree Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
The Hosselton Funeral Home of Cisne, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Edward (Ed) Gunter, age 72, resident of Eldorado, and formerly of McLeansboro, died at 3:15 PM Monday, September 22, 2014 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Gunter of Eldorado; a son, Robert Lee Gunter of Anderson, SC; two daughters, Katherine and husband Danny Bible of Louisville, IL and Beverly and husband Teddy Atkinson of McLeansboro; four brothers, Donald, Fred and David Gunter, all of McLeansboro and Daniel and wife Marlene Gunter of Springerton, IL; two sisters, Janet Veteto of McLeansboro and Ruby and husband Charles Everett of McLeansboro; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Charles Edward (Ed) Gunter will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Visitation will be 5 – 8 Thursday evening, Sept. 25 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
76-year-old Bardstown, KY resident, Ronna Magsig died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Colonial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bardstown, KY. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Magsig of McLeansboro; four sons, Frederick Magsig (Carlean) of Richwood, OH, Brian Magsig (Connie) of Macedonia, IL, Kirk and Shawn Magsig, both of Lexington, KY; two brothers, Col. James Hanby of Gulf Port, MS and John Hanby of Marysville, OH and 9 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Ronna Magsig will be 12 noon Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Antioch Cemetery at Macedonia.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday, Set. 24 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research and will be accepted at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
60-year-old Shawneetown resident, Bobby Gene Ackerman died Monday, Sept. 22 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm.
Survivors include his sons, John “Bobby” Ackerman of Springerton and Fredrick Shaheen of Horn Lake, MS; five grandchildren and a special friend, Linda L. Hays.
Graveside services for Bobby Gene Ackerman will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi with military rites conducted by the combined units of the Carmi American Legion and VFW.
Visitation will be 6 – 8 Thursday evening, Sept. 25 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
Joann E. Bailey, 78 of Carmi, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 21st, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born on September 21st, 1936 in McLeansboro, the daughter of William and Eunice (Davis) Suttle. Joann was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, William “Bill” Edmonds of Carmi and Mike Edmonds of Marion; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister Nancy Merry of Arizona City, AZ. Funeral services for Joann E. Bailey will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery at McLeansboro. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Suzanne (Arnold) McCormick, 71 of rural Carmi, died Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:55 p.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was a member of the Carmi First Christian Church, retired school teacher, housewife, mother, and business administrator.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years John McCormick of Carmi; two daughters and sons-in-law Aliza Anne and Daniel Nagelhout and their children Anna and Garrett Nagelhout of Plymouth, MI, and Shannon Kathleen and Ed Dzyngel and their children McKayla and Connor Dzyngel of Livonia, MI.
Funeral services for Suzanne Arnold McCormick will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Carmi. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Wednesday at 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Pets At Risk and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi which is in charge of arrangements.