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Genevieve Carlton

Genevvieve Carlton90-year-old Fairfield resident, Genevieve Carlton, died at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at Way-Fair Restorium in Fairfield.

Surviving are a daughter, Trina (Jerry) Paddock of Danville, IL; and one sister, Barbara Chambliss of Wayne City.

Funeral services for Genevieve Carlton will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the First Baptist Church in Fairfield.  Burial will be in Thomason Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 24 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Samuel Harrawood

60-year-old Fairfield resident, Samuel Harrawood, died at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20 at his home.  He was a carpenter.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Sandy (Fox) Harrawood; two daughters, Samantha Harrawood of Decatur, IL and Cecilia (Brian) Kushava of Madison, WI; one grandchild; one sister, JoLynne Atkins of Fairfield; one brother, Eugene of Denton, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

The body of Samuel Harrawood will be cremated with a funeral service to be conducted at a later date.

Memorials may be made to help with funeral expenses.

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


Joseph H. Samford

Joseph Samford picture88-year-old Louisville, KY resident and Cisne native, Joseph H. Samford, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Louisville, KY.  He moved from the area in his early thirties, living in various parts of the U.S. from Ohio to California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida, before moving to Louisville, KY.  He was a retired plumbing and electricial contractor.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion.  He was a Free Mason and member of the Shrine.

Surviving are his wife Betty of Louisville, KY; one son, Joseph III; six daughters, Nancy, Josie, Paula, Joann, Cindy and Rochelle; one sister, Pauline Pelkey of Georgetown, KY; and several grandchildren.

Graveside services for Joseph H. Samford will be at  2 p.m. Monday, March 24 at Maple Hill Cemetery with military rites provided by the Anthony Wayne Post 176, American Legion and Wayne Memorial Post 4535 VFW.  Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

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


Phyllis Rupp

ruppFormer Fairfield resident, Phyllis Rupp, 76 of O’Fallon, Missouri died Thursday, March 20 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis. She was retired from K-Mart as a Deli Manager.

Survivors include her husband, Tim Rupp of O’Fallon, MO; daughters, Sherial (Jim) Musgrave of Fairfield, Debbie Fetterolf, Robbie Standard and Lisa (Ken) Filbert, all of Wadsworth, OH; a son, Tim (Lori) Rupp of O’Fallon, MO; sisters, Janice Eckelberry of Fairfield, Pattie (Roger) Zimmer of Baltimore, MD and Corrina (Richard) Maurer of Evansville, IN; a brother, Silas Fulkerson of Fairfield; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Services for Phyllis Rupp will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon Tuesday, March 25 until the time of service at the John son & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to the Kings Chapel Church of Fairfield or the Morningstar Church in Dardenne Prairie, MO and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.


Pauletta Kay Talbert

Pauletta Kay Talbert66-year-old Cisne resident, Pauletta Kay Talbert, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.  She was a caregiver and factory worker and was a member of the Johnsonville Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are her father, Bernard Talbert of Cisne; one son, Paul Talbert of Cisne; one granddaughter, Chaside Talbert of Carbondale, IL; one sister, Paula (Leroy) Thompson of Mt. Vernon, IL; three brothers, Allen (Rena) Talbert of Barnhill, Faron (Joan) Talbert and Mark (Melissa) Talbert all of Cisne; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Shorty and Pat Ellis of Flora.

Funeral services for Pauletta Kay Talbert will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24 at the Johnsonville Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Harrell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.

Memorials may be made to the Johnsonville Methodist Church, and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.


Wayne E. Smith

WAYNE E. SMITH88-year-old Wayne City resident, Wayne E. Smith died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.  A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired oilfield worker.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; sons, David (Kimberly) Smith and Robert Todd Smith of Greenwood, Indiana; Dennis Smith and Kelly (Heather) Smith, both of Wayne City; a daughter, Anita Roeder of Fairfield; sisters, Gale Trotter of Fairfield and Joy Ervin of Keenes; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Wayne E. Smith will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.

Visitation will be 6 – 8 Saturday, March 22 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, which is in charge of all of the arrangements.


Annabelle Holman Cable

Annabelle CableAnnabelle Holman Cable, 86, of Fairfield died Wednesday morning, March 19, 2014, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the staff at the Career Development Center for 25 years until she retired.

Survivors include siblings, Emmadean Felix of Barnhill and Harold (Glenda) Holman of Newburgh, IN, as well as children Judy (Chuck) Griswold of Fairfield; Chris Cable of Florissant, MO.; Jim Cable of Dallas, TX; and Cyndy (Kevin) Warren of Hopewell Junction, NY.  Also surviving are grandchildren C.G. (Missy) Griswold of Crown Point, IN; Jennifer (Karl) Griswold-Kuhn of Kinderhook, NY; Curt (Maggie) Warren of Houston, TX; Ethan Warren, of Hopewell Junction, NY; and Catherine and Olivia Cable-Barber of Dallas, TX, along with one great-grandchild, Annabelle Griswold.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Annabelle Holman Cable will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 24 at the First Christian Church in Fairfield.

Visitation will be Sunday evening, March 23, from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Fairfield and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.


Charles Henry Baxter

baxtereCharles Henry Baxter, 72, of Albion died March 18th, 2014 at 4:45pm at his home in Albion.  He worked various jobs over the years but was most proud of his woodworking during the later years of his life.

Survivors include his wife Anna; four children, Trudy Harris of Evansville, Indiana, Tammy Pringle (Jim) of Albion, Illinois, Troy Baxter of Mt. Carmel, Illinois and Tiffany Gawthorp (Justin) also of Albion; nine grandchildren, Chris Baxter & his wife Renee of Albion, Rebekah Jones & her husband Chris of Henderson, Tennessee, Nicholas Baxter of Fairfield, Illinois, Rachel Harris of Evansville, Indiana, Talissa Pringle of Albion, Illinois, Dmitri, Temperance, Gracen, & Amadeus Gawthorp all of Albion and one great-grandson, Beau Brantley Baxter.

Funeral service for Charles Henry Baxter will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Church of Christ in Grayville with burial will be in Union Enterprise cemetery in rural Albion, IL.

Visitation will be 4 – 6:30 Friday, March 21 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL.

Memorials may be made to Grayville Church of Christ.


Mildred Fieber Green

Mildred Green96-year-old Mildred Elizabeth Fieber Green died January 4.  She had attended Lockyear Business College in Evansville.

Survivors include Mildred’s daughter Elizabeth Jane Green, her son-in -law M. John Sterba, Jr., and her grandson M. John Sterba-Green, lll, all of New York City.

A memorial service for Mildred Green will be at the Grayville United Methodist Church on Monday March 24  at 11 o’clock.

Memorials can be made to the Grayville United Methodist Church.

The Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements.


Ronald Keith McGuire

Ronald Keith McGuire75-year-old Mt. Vernon, IL resident, formerly of Aurora, IL, Ronald Keith McGuire, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday, March 17 at his home in Mt. Vernon, IL.  He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.  He served on the U.S.S. Saratoga.  He was a truck driver having worked in the oil fields and the Fairfield area.  He later worked as a fork truck operator for General Mills, Inc. in West Chicago, IL for 35 years.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Jean McGuire of Mt. Vernon, IL; one son, Brian Keith McGuire of Mt. Vernon, IL; three step-children, Terry Stroud and fiance’ Lilly of Oswego, IL, Kathy Eisenerich and husband Rob of North Aurora, IL and Lisa Stroud of Mt. Vernon, IL; grandchildren Jordan Rogers and Aaron McGuire; step-grandchildren, Serenity, Bailey, Nichole and Tim; and two nieces, Kathy Sneed and Belinda Deiter.

Per his wishes no public services will be held for Ronald Keith McGuire.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, IL, which is in charge of the arrangements.


Guy Hoskins, Jr.

Guy Hoskins photo91-year-old Fairfield resident, Guy Hoskins, Jr. died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter in Fairfield.   He was a farmer, and a bus driver for the Geff Grade School for 35 years before retiring.  He was also a  U.S. Army Veteran serving in WW II, and a member of the Geff Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife Vera of Fairfield; one daughter, Kay Jones of Fairfield; one brother, Grant Hoskins of Geff; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services for Guy Hoskins will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield.  Burial will be in Bestow Cemetery with military rites provide by the Anthony Wayne Post 176, American Legion and Wayne Memorial Post 4535 VFW.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Animals Requesting Friends, and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield.


Ellen Lorene Everett

everettEllen Lorene Everett, 96 of Albion, IL died, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Albion and also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.  Lorene was a cook at the Burger Bar in Albion for many years.

Survivors include a son; Carson and wife Rhonda Everett of Albion, IL, grandson; Brandon Lee Everett and wife Mary Ellen of Carbondale, IL, step-son; James S. Everett and wife Bonnie of Henderson, NV, 2 step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces; William P. (Joyce) Carson of Cisne, IL, Becky J. Carson of Cisne, IL, Kent (Sandy) Carson of Lake Forest, IL, Steven B. Carson and his wife, Sarah Jane Carson of CA and several grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Ellen Lorene Everett will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion with burial in Graceland cemetery in Albion.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 19 from 9:00am until time of service at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.

Memorials may be made to the Edwards County Senior Citizens.


Martha Irene (White) Block

block85-year-old former Cisne resident, Martha Irene (White) Block died at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, March 16 at Way- Fair Nursing Home in Fairfield. She had worked in restaurants, had been a phone operator, a nurses aide in Flora and Fairfield, worked in a shoe factory and had been a teacher’s aide in Johnsonville preschool. She was a member of the Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church and had volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include her husband, John Howard Block of Fairfield; daughters, Barbara Williams of Fairfield, Ruth Ann (Perry) Kunce of Cisne and Gena Block of Flora; sons, Johnny and Ben Block, both of Baltimore, MD; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Services for Martha Irene Block will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Cisne Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 – 7 Tuesday evening at the Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield, which is in charge of all the arrangements.


Clyde William Woodrow

Clyde William Woodrow, 81 of Enfield, died Sunday evening March 16, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Bobbie Woodrow and Kent and Kristi Woodrow, all of Enfield; four grandchildren, Dianna Williams, husband Jared, Andrea Welch, husband Jason, Haley Woodrow, friend Alan Wurst and Kinsey Woodrow; three great-grandchildren, Jebadiah and Jacob Williams and Harper Welch; two sisters, Marlene McIntosh, husband,Gene of Springerton, Kay Woodrow of Hopkinsville, KY; three brothers, Don Woodrow, wife Kathryne of McLeansboro, Jerry Woodrow, wife Trish of Carmi, Larry Woodrow, wife Carolyn of McLeansboro; one sister-in-law, Margie Woodrow of Springerton; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Clyde William Woodrow will be held at 11 am at the Enfield Cemetery on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Springerton Church of Jesus Christ or donor’s choice. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements.


Beulah Althea "Dude" Guinn

guinn84-year-old Flora resident, Beulah Althea “Dude” Guinn died Sunday, March 16 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Surviving are four daughters, Louise Eckleberry and husband Joe of Flora, Rita Cosner and husband Bert of Lousiville, IL, Rose Anderson and George of Louisville, IL and Ann Stanford and husband Jack of Louisville, IL; five sons, Gary Guinn and wife Joan of Belleville, IL, Jerry Guinn of Flora, Roger Guinn and Bev Ashley of Louisville, IL, John Guinn and wife Shelly of Flora and Wayne Guinn and wife Mary of Xenia; one son-in-law, Bob Lewis of Flora; two brothers, Dick R. Young of Clay City and Eldon “Butch” Young and wife Freida of Edgewood, IL; one sister, Sue Gay and husband John of Claremont, IL; one step-sister, Kay Zech of Austin, TX; three sister-in-laws, Shirley Young of Texarkana, TX, Marlene Young of Bloomington, IL and Betty Wathan of Flora; 23 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, 24 step-grandchildren, 66 step-great-grandchildren, and seven step-great-great-grandchildren; and a special aunt, Martha McHenry.

Funeral services for Beulah Althea “Dude” Guinn will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 21 at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice, and will be accepted at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.


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