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.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
60-year-old Akin resident, William “Bill” Wyant died Monday, August 11 at his home. He was a journeyman roofer for 35 years and worked in a coal mine for three years maintaining equipment. He was a member of the American Legion and former member of the Legions Rider’s Club and was a member of St. Clement’s Catholic Church in McLeansboro.
Survivors include his wife, Anita (Grein) Wyant of Akin; three daughters, Shellie (Lem) Gage of Dahlgren, Dana (Mike) Flota of Woodlawn and Charlene (Charles) Boyd; three sisters, Carolyn Johnson, Judy (John) Overturf and Renna Pritchard of Benton; a brother, Lyle Wyant of Akin and 7 grandchildren.
A private family service was held Wednesday at the Harre Funeral home in Dahlgren. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be Saturday, August 30 at 3 p.m. at Anita and Bill Wyant’s farm in in Akin – a mile south of Brady Cemetery, 7432 Hoover Rd. Thompsonville. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. and a covered dish would be appreciated. The dress is casual.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family 0f Bill Wyant.
The Harre Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of all the arrangements.
87-year-old Fairfield resident, Nelson H. Windland died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday, August 14 at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he had worked 47 years at Airtex, farmed and ran a butchering service for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Windland of Fairfield; a daughter, Connie (Jerry) Clark of Keenes, IL; two sons, Ronnie (Linda) Windland and Lonnie “Zeke” Windland of Fairfield; a sister-in-law, Margrette Oliver of Fairfield; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services for Nelson H. Windland will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 16 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Thomason Cemetery at Wayne City.
Visitation will be 5 – 7 Friday evening, August 15 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
95-year-old Rt. 5 McLeansboro resident, Elberta Utterback died at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Helia Health Care Center in Benton, IL. She was a retired farmer and homemaker
Survivors include two nephews, four nieces and a host of great-nieces and nephews.
Services for Elberta Utterback will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Digby Hill Cemetery at Dale.
Visitation will be noon Saturday until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to the Ten Mile Baptist Church fund and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLEansboro.
73-year-old Dahlgren resident, Mary Winemiller died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, August 11 in DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, MO.
Survivors include her husband, Frederick “Rick” Winemiller of Dahlgren; a son, Stephen and wife Rebecca Winemiller of Dahlgren; three daughters, Stephanie Sanders of McLeansboro, Jacqueline Thomas of McLeansboro and Judith and husband Bill McCullough of McLeansboro; two brothers, Richard Herzing of Mt. Vernon and William “Bill” Herzing of Dahlgren and one sister, Betty Tanner of Hurst, TX.
Funeral services for Mary Winemiller will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 16 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Dahlgren with burial in St. John’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday, August 16 until the time of service with a Rosary Service at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
Lowell Dalton Jamerson, 95, of Columbia, IL died on Saturday, August 9, 2014. He spent the majority of his life in Fairfield, IL, McLeansboro and Eldorado. He served his country in the Armed Services during WWII. He was at Omaha Beach and served in the Battle of the Bulge. After 35 years of employment as a lineman, he retired from Wayne-White Electric Co-Operative.
Survivors include two daughters: Karen (Charles) Thompson of Columbia, IL and Larna (Randy) Kirsch of McLeansboro, IL. Five grandchildren: Seth (Mimi) Thompson, Kyle (Cecily) Thompson, Lori (Ben) Anderson, Christopher (Melissa) Kirsch and Caleb Kirsch. Six great grandchildren: Sasha Thompson, Miya Thompson, Damaris Thompson, Damian Thompson, Benjamin Anderson and Luke Anderson. He is also survived by a sister Nelma Ripplinger, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Lowell Dalton Jamerson will be 12 noon Saturday, August 16 at the Eldorado Gospel Assembly Church with burial in Olive Branch Church in Wayne City.
Visitation will be from 5 – 8 Friday, August 15, 2014 at the church. The Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado is in charge of all the arrangements.
David F. Nester, 79, of Carmi , passed away Sunday afternoon, at his home. A Marine veteran of the Korean War, he was employed by Bell Atlantic for 35 years. .
He is survived by two daughters, Krisanne (Bill) Weinbrecht of Carmi and Cheryl (Rich) Hobbie of Califon NJ; 4 grandchildren, Justin and Wyatt Weinbrecht and Samantha and Jamie Barinas.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas A. Rosche, 65 of West Salem, IL died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL. He was employed in sales and was the owner of Ink Doc/Cartridges and Toners. He was a member of the West Salem Development Association, Little Prairie Praise Band (playing bass) and a member of the Little Prairie Christian Church west of Albion, IL.
He is survived by his wife Linda of West Salem, IL, 1 daughter; Tammy Bacon of West Salem, IL, 3 sons; Richard Rosche of West Salem, IL, Kristopher (Jennifer) Rosche of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Thomas, Jr. (Louise) Rosche of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Birthmother; Ann Thurk of Fond du lac, Wisconsin, and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Thomas A. Rosche 11 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 at Little Prairie Christian Church west of Albion with burial at Little Prairie cemetery west of Albion. Military rites will be performed at the graveside.
Visitation will be Friday, August 15 from 9:00 AM until time of service at the church. The Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of all the arrangements.
Delise Mae Stucky, 52 of Carmi, died Saturday morning August 9, 2014 at her home.
Survivors include a son, Kyle Stephens; 1 daughter, Kristen Mae Brown; 1 grandson, Devin River Marlowe; 2 brothers, Charles and Clinton Hunsinger; 2 sisters, Denise Osborne and Charlotte Jeanne Hanmore.
Funeral services for Delise Mae Stucky will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday August 12, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Centerville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.
Wanda L. Campbell, 85, of Carmi, died Saturday afternoon, August 9, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was a homemaker and a member of the Carmi VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Bill G. (Dina) Campbell of Henderson, KY and Bob J. (Diana) Campbell of Crossville; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; 1 sisters, Rose (Harold) Poore of Carmi.
Funeral services for Wanda L. Campbell will be 1 p.m. Wednesday August 13, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in N. Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Billy Bruce, Jr., 55 of Fairfield died at 10:15 AM, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at his home in Fairfield. He worked for Shulman Brothers. He was also a charter member and the current Vice President of the Fairfield Girls Softball Association, as well as a longtime coach and umpire. He also was head Girls Softball coach at Cisne Middle School and High School.
Survivors include his wife Nancy, his mother Darlene Bruce, daughters Chrissy and Tonya Bruce, step children Christina (Rob) Traiteur, Chad (Sarah) Tomlinson, Casie (Choya) Williams, and Carrie (Robert) Reeves all of Fairfield, 17 grandchildren; brothers Cecil (Tammy) Bruce of Rockford, IL and Steven (Alice) Bruce of Fairfield, sisters Darla (Bill) Bankston, Ruby Ricketts, and Penny (Van) Musgrave all of Fairfield and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Billy Bruce, Jr. will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, August 13, at the First Christian Church in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-7 PM at the Church.
The Bill Bruce funeral procession on Wednesday will proceed through SW Park & past the softball Fields. Anyone who played, coached, or knew Bill is welcome to come to west field as the procession goes by. Please park on south side of road. Approximate time is 11:30-11:45.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fairfield Girls Softball Association.
Errol Wayne Parrish, 73, of Mt. Carmel, IL, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at his home. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel, and was a retired truck driver and veteran of the Army, Marines, and Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife Becky Parrish of Mt. Carmel; sons Jeff (Jodi) Parrish of Robinson, IL, Jay (Barb) Parrish of Mt. Carmel; brother Cecil (Glenda) Parrish of Johnston City; grandchildren Lauren Browning, Anthony Parrish, Amber Parrish, Breanna Parrish (who was Errol’s special helper), Andrew Parrish, Josh Parrish, and Alisha Parrish.
Funeral Services for Errol Wayne Parrish will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 13 at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville with burial and military rites at Old Union Cemetery south of Grayville.
Visitation is 5-7 pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.
Memorials may be made to the family to assist with expenses.
Bill Bruce, 54 of Fairfield died at 10:15 AM, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at his home.
Services for Bill Bruce are pending at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
91-year-old Enfield resident, Nina York, died at 3:22 p.m. Friday, August 8 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was a farm wife and charter member of the Plainview General Baptist Church, and a 1940 graduate of Norris City High School.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda (Steven) Lee of Fairfield and Brenda (Fred) White of Sumner, IL; three grandchildren, Haylie and Eric Fisher, Barkley York White and Brandon and Kari Lee; and three great-granddaughters, Austin Elizabeth, Ollie Rose and Annie Catherine Fisher.
Funeral services for Nina York will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 10 at Plainview General Baptist Church near Norris City. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Sunday, August 10 until the time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Plainview General Baptist Church in Nina’s memory or Wounded Warriors, and will be accepted at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, which is in charge of the arrangements.
86-year-old Fairfield resident, Dolores “Dee” Rawls, died at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, August 7 at WayFair in Fairfield. She was a bookkeeper for Keen Norris Drug Store and the Wayne County Ambulance Service, and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Brian (Katie) Rawls of Fairfield; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Dolores “Dee” Rawls will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 12 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 12 until the time of service at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Surviving are her husband James Wallace Flannigan of McLeansboro; one daughter, Debra (Gary) Stratton of Dahlgren; two grandchildren, Beth Tidball of Indianapolis, IN and Brooke Tidball of Olivette, MO; four great-grandchildren, Avery Ahren, Lorelei Ahren, Dylan and Miles Patterson; two brothers, Walter Smith of Billings, MT and Robert Smith of Laredo, TX; and one sister, Betty Hardt of Mt. Vernon, MO.
Funeral services for Laura Belle Flannigan will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 12 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Burial will be in Glenview Garden of Memory Cemetery near McLeansboro.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 12 until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.