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Vera June Chaney

78-year-old Mill Shoals resident, Vera June Chaney, died at 8:42 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at her home.

Surviving is a brother, George Leinard of Mill Shoals.

Per her request her body will be cremated,  with no services at this time.

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

Lewis Edward Pilcher

Lewis Pilcher79-year-old Fairfield resident, Lewis Edward Pilcher, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Cisne Rehab in Cisne.  He was retired from Trunkline Gas as a gas fitter, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife Shirley (McNeely) Pilcher of Fairfield; two sons, Terry (Staci) Pilcher of Geff, and Randy Pilcher of Chula Vista, CA; one grandchild, Aaron Pilcher, and one great-grandchild, Max Pilcher; and one sister, Kay (Eldon) Paul of Auxvasse, MO.

Funeral services for Lewis Edward Pilcher will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28 until the time of service at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Joseph Lane West

joe west2 copyJoseph Lane West, 94, of Carmi, Illinois died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born December 2, 1919 in Carmi, the son of James and Clara Belle (Bennett) West. He married Elizabeth Cravens on November 23, 1946 and she survives.

Joe was a member of McHenry Good News Chapel in Crossville, Illinois. He was a World War II Army veteran and enjoyed all sports including golf with the “over the hill gang”. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bulls, the Fighting Illini and he enjoyed telling jokes and dancing.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by one son, Terry West, and a granddaughter Christy (Tim) Churchwell all of Crossville.

Mr. West is pre-deceased by his parents; two sisters Ann Dapogny and Pauline Hubele.

Visitation is Friday 5 – 8 pm at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi with the funeral Saturday at 10 am at the funeral chapel. Burial with military rites will be in Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to St. Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital.

Ronald D. Satterfield

!cid_0EB189E6-8390-412E-9BBD-C634C2F11391@westellRonald D. Satterfield, age 78, a resident of Olney, Illinois (formerly of McLeansboro), passed away at 1:40 P.M. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.  He was born January 20, 1936 in Eldorado, Illinois.  He was the son of E. A. “Ted” and Edith (Carr) Satterfield.  He was retired after 30 years working as an insurance broker with the Fehrenbacher Insurance Agency in Olney.  He married Joann (Allen) Satterfield on January 10, 1957, and she survives.  Mr. Satterfield served in the United States Marine Corps, and is a veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of the Olney American Legion Post, the Elks Club, and Eagles Lodge.

In addition to his wife he is survived by 2 sons: Bob (Laura) Satterfield of Marion, Ron Satterfield and wife, Michele Ladner, of Apollo Beach, Florida; 1 grandchild: Kaitlyn Satterfield of Marion; 1 brother: Rev. Ted (Judy) Satterfield of Barbourville, Kentucky; 1 sister: Carolyn (J.C.) Pool of Broughton; and several nieces and nephews also survive.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister: Patricia Barr.

Funeral services for Ronald D. Satterfield will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.  Rev. Robert Sefried will officiate.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 27, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney, and on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at 2:00 P.M. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.  Burial will take place at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro with graveside military rites by the McLeansboro American Legion Post #106 and the Military Honors Team from Marion.    Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Timothy Wayne “Tim” Bell

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Timothy Wayne “Tim” Bell, age 23, of Fairfield, Illinois, formerly of Flora, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Clay County.

He is survived by his father: Chuck (Jeanie) Bell of Fairfield; mother: Julie (Tim) Fielden of Olney; wife Josie Bell; 2 daughters: Emmisen Bell and Aylah Bell; sister: Cami (Josh) Greenwood of Louisville; 2 step-brothers: Jed (Jaimi) Kimmel of Fairfield and Patrick Kimmel of Fairfield; step-sister: Amanda (James) Harwell of Wayne City; maternal grandfather: John Bonn of Olney; paternal grandparents: Charles Sr. and Sharon Bell of Bridgeport.

The funeral service for Tim Bell will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with interment following in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.  Memorial donations may be made to a fund for the benefit of his daughters.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

Dana L. Bingman

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Dana L. Bingman, 94, of Carmi, Illinois, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at VNA/Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, Indiana. She was born June 11, 1920, in Carmi, the daughter of Elvis and Grace (Edwards) Kisner. She was married to Donald Bingman on January 15, 1939, and he preceded her in death on August 24, 1995.


Dana was a bookkeeper and worked for various auto dealerships in Carmi. She was active in First Christian Church in Carmi for over 70 years. In earlier years, Dana wrote many children’s programs for the church youth and was a Sunday school teacher, and served as treasurer for many of the church’s organizations. Up until very recently, she was a tutor for those working toward their GED certificates. For many years she served as secretary for the Southern Illinois Health Improvement Association, and board member of the White County Health Improvement Association.


Survivors include daughter Sheila (Nathan) Coston of Norris City, IL; grandchildren Zack (Taelor) Coston, Elisha (Daniel) Kearns, Ronda Bingman, Brenda Bingman, Alex Bingman; great grandchildren Brandon (Maria) Sizelove and Wesley Sizelove; and nephew Larry Kisner.


She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Ronald Bingman; and brother Roy Kisner.


Visitation and funeral are Wednesday, June 25th, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial is in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.


Memorials may be made directly to VNA/Charlier Hospice Center, 610 East Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713, or they will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.



Horace Vernon Whitten


72-year-old Horace Vernon Whitten of Raleigh, NC, died Friday, June 20.  He had been in the Navy Reserves and worked for IBM.

Surviving are his wife Ruby Greifzu Whitten; step-children, Ruth Prince of Beach Park, IL, and Larry Prince of Lincolnshire, IL; four grandchildren, Kalley, Kelly, James and John Prince; his mother, Avalene Reynolds of Bearden, AR; brothers, Norman Whitten of Bearden, AR, David Whitten  and Raymond Whitten both of  Texarkana, TX; and one sister, Judy Conley of Texarkana, TX.

Funeral services for Horace Vernon Whitten will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23 at North Ridge Alliance Church at 7601 Falls of Neuse Rd. in Raleigh, NC.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25 at McKendree Cemetery in Mt. Erie.

Memorials may be made to North Ridge Alliance Church or the charity of your choice.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Raleigh, NC and Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel J. Griffin


32-year-old Olney resident, Daniel J. Griffin, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Surviving are his wife Cherlyn Griffin of Olney; his mother, Theresa (Stephen) Tarpley of West Salem; his father, Larry (Tammy) Griffin of Parkersburg; his grandmother, Wanda (Robert) Ikert of Albion; children, Cayden Griffin of Augusta, KY, Drake Broker of Cumberland, WI, Cheyenne Griffin of West Salem, and Raven Broker and Vincent Broker both of Cumberland, WI; brothers and sisters, Robert (Shannon) Lee of West Salem, Levi (Krista) Griffin of Grayville, Michael (Michelle) Tarley of Magnolia, KY, Daniel Ray (Jamie) Tarpley of Olney, and Kody Pierson and Kenzi Moore both of Parkersburg.

Graveside services for Daniel J. Griffin will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 23 at Moravian Cemetery in West Salem.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 23 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Shaun Michael Betts

Shaun Micheal Betts35-year-old Wayne City resident, Shaun Michael Betts, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, June 21 in Bluford.  He was a tire builder at General Tire Company in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Surviving are his mother, Wanda Betts of Wayne City; three sons, Terrance Betts of Sims and Ryan and Bentley Betts both of Fairfield; four sisters, Tammy Hilderbrand of Johnsonville, Vickie Slater of Wayne City, Tracy Rodgers of Cisne and Heather Betts of Wayne City.

Visitation for Shaun Michael Betts will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 23 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, and will be accepted at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.

Eva Glassford

Eva Glassford photoEva Glassford, age 91, of Flora, Illinois died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Flora.

Eva worked at both Carter’s Cleaners and Bill’s Cleaners for many years and following that, she was employed as a teacher’s aide in an L.D. room at Center Street School in Fairfield. She was elected and served on the Clay County Board for 18 years, was a member of the Board of Review for 8 years.

She is survived by 2 sons: Joe F.E. Glassford of McLeansboro and James E. Glassford of Flora; along with 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Eva Glassford will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with interment following in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be given to McCabe Baptist Church and will be received at the funeral home.

Sue Ellen Seals

Sue Ellen SealsSue Ellen Seals, age 74, of rural West Salem died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.  She was a homemaker and lay speaker.

Survivors include her husband Gene, of rural West Salem, daughter Shana Schreiner of Columbus, IN, two sons: Matt (and wife Beth) Seals, of Ellery, IL, and Eric (and wife Karen) Seals of Noble, IL, and sister Patricia Weightman of Browns; 9 grandchildren: Ean (and wife Lindsay) Seals, Whitney (and husband Kyle) Stuckey, Emily (and husband Greg) Perkins, Samantha Schreiner, Kaitlin, Breanna, Natalie, Eli and Sarah Seals, and four great-grandchildren: Karson, Caleb, Austin and Lukas Stuckey, and two nieces and one nephew.

A Celebration of Life Service for Sue Ellen Seals will be held at 2PM, on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL. Burial will follow at Lick Prairie Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Lick Prairie Cemetery.

The Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is in charge of all the arrangements.

Lorene Eloise Matz

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Lorene Eloise Matz, 86 of Crossville, died early Wednesday morning at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.  Eloise had been a 4H leader, a member of Modern Woodsmen and the Church of Christ in Crossville.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruby Lynn (Mike) Schuster of Indianapolis, IN; her grandson, Jeffrey Schuster; 2 brothers, James L. (Wilma) Ridenour, Sr. and Donald E. (Ruth) Ridenour, Sr. all of Crossville; 1 sister, Paralee (Bud) Tait of Pittsburg, IL; 2 half brothers, Darrell (Janice) Ridenour of Norris City and Gary (Marsha) Ridenour of Cape Girardeau, MO.

Funeral services for Lorene Eloise Matz will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in N. Maple Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 Friday evening, June 20 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.

Mary Ellen McCombs Cummins

Cummins pic copyMary Ellen McCombs Cummins, 73, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.

Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Cummins of Carmi; son Alex McCombs of Oakland, California; stepsons Tyson and Kenny Cummins; daughters Michele McCombs and Lynn Shiever, both of Carmi; stepdaughters Blythe and Mandy Cummins; brother Don Newcomb and his partner Jim Price of Oak Park, Illinois; sister Patricia Mitchell of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Nickolas (Heather) Shiever, Eric Shiever, Sidney McCombs, Madison Childers, Danika McCombs, Haley McCombs, Dylan McCombs, Stella McCombs; eight step-grandchildren; great grandchildren Haylie Fulkerson and Ava Shiever.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes, her remains were cremated. A visitation and memorial service will be Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.


Visitation is at 5 pm and memorial service is at 6 pm.

Mary Alice Nettleton

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Mary Alice Nettleton, 88 of Fairfield died at 7:15 PM, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital Skilled Care Unit.  She was a cook at New Hope Grade School as well as a longtime member of the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church in Fairfield.

Mary Alice is survived by her daughters Ruth Ann O’Brien of Cobb, GA, and Marilyn (Philip) Purcell of Mattoon, IL, a step-daughter Darlene Gifford of Fairfield, 4 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, and a brother Leland (Reva) Meeks of Fairfield.

Funeral Services for Mary Alice will be at 2 PM, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from noon until the time of service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church or Clay County Hospice. The Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of all the arrangements.

Ruth Weger

wegerRuth Weger, 89, of Robinson, died June 12, 2014 at 2:26pm at her home in Robinson.  She served as an Election Judge in Porterville for 43 years and was a member of the Try Hard Unit of the Home Extension Office.

Survivors include her children; Betty Mendenhall and husband Ronnie of Carmi, Doris Ramsey and husband Terry of Robinson, Judy Miller of Robinson, Gene Weger and wife Bonnie of Annapolis, Brenda Rush and husband Jim of Fairfield, Jackie Plew and husband Donnie of Hutsonville, Alan Weger and fiancée Teresa Connour of Taylorville; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Inez Weger of Lakewood WA, a sister-in-law Louise Wilt of Trimble, and her aunts Barbara Ridgway of Newton, Norma Weger of Flat Rock, Maureen Oebel of Roseburg OR, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services for Ruth Weger will be 11a.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with burial in the Good Hope Cemetery in Flat Rock.

Visitation will be 4 – 7 Tuesday evening at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland Hospice or CMH Home Healthcare.

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