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Joseph Gillihan, 46, Is Taken By Death

Joseph Spencer Gillihan, 46, died Friday April 26, 1944, at his home at 822 North Sixth Street [Carmi, IL]. Funeral services were held at the Carmi Pentecostal Church at 2 pm Tuesday May 2, with Rev. W. W. Bratton and Rev. E. H. Zipprodt officiating. Burial was in the Centerville Cemetery, with the Walker Funeral Home in charge.

Pallbearers were: Rufus Rose, Burley Holland, Irvin Drew, Bill Raglin, Roger Schellenberger, and William Barnes. Flower bearers were: Esther Taylor, Mary Warthen, Dana Shook, Verma Raglin, Louise Winter, Loda Tucker, Mary Lou Goodson, Delsie Goodson, Opal Franklin, Lucille Kittinger, and Mrs. Max Smith.

Mr. Gillihan was born in Hamilton County Illinois November 1, 1897, the son of James and Caroline Gillihan. He married Vada Marie Wicker April 17, 1940 and to this union one child, Nola Sue, was born. In addition to his wife and child, he is survived by his parents, a son by a former marriage, Silas Clifford Gillihan, who is in the service, two half sisters, Mrs. Silas (Susan) Gatewood of Keensburg and Mrs. Rayburn (Tressie) Creek of Owensville, Indiana, two half brothers, Edward Austin Gillihan of St. Louis Missouri and Charles Oscar Gillihan of Fairfield Illinois, two grandchildren, Janet and Ronald Gillihan of Mt. Carmel Illinois.

Submitted by: Nola Sue Gillihan-Webster


City Clerk Graves Died Wednesday in Barnes Hospital

E.E. Graves, City Clerk in Flat River, died at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Wednesday morning. While he had been in failing health for several weeks, his condition became critical only a few days ago, when he developed pneumonia following an attack of influenza. He was removed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, and succumbed a few hours later.

The body is at the Graves residence, 313 Field Street, and will be removed to the Taylor Avenue Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 7th, to lie in state until 2:30 p.m., when Rev. A.C. Johnson will conduct the funeral service. He will be assisted by Rev. Wm. Stewart and Rev. Robert N. Armbaugh. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Farmington. Caldwell Bros. Service.

Edward Evert Graves, a son of the late George W. and Martha Jane Hilliard Graves, was born at Crossville, Ill., on August 1 1874, and died at 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 5, 1944, aged 69 years 5 months 4 days.

On April 25, 1896, he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Sitton, who survives. There are three children: (Salome) Mrs. J.H. Parmer of St. Louis; Ralph Graves of Farmington and George Edwin Graves of St. Louis. Besides his widow and children his passing is mourned by nine grandchildren: Jesse H. Parmer, Jr., Pharmacist's Mate 1st class, U.S. Navy, Farragut, Idaho; Miss Helen Parmer of St. Louis; Barbara, Ralph, George, Nancy and Bobby Graves of Farmington; Paul Edwin and Carl Gene Graves of St. Louis; also a great grandson, Jesse H. Parmer III.

Mr. Graves was educated in Carmi and Crossville, Ill., and moved with his family in 1900 to Flat River, where they have since resided. He served as assistant postmaster for the late James L. Darling and John Knowles, and for 25 years was employed as clerk in the National Lead Company office at St. Francois, having been retired in 1932.

He had for eight years been employed as Clerk for the City of Flat River, rendering efficient, untiring service. He served as a memeber of the Flat River Board of Education for ten years, and was keenly interested in all civic and community enterprises.

He was a devoted member of the Taylor Avenue Methodist Church, where he served many years as Sunday School Superintendent. He was also a member of the Board of Stewards and until recently kept records for church benevolences.

His honesty and integrity were unquestioned, and he was known to everyone as a Christian gentleman, respected and admired. he possessed a quiet, unassuming disposition, but held ever steadfast to that which was good. His passing will a vacancy that will be hard to fill.

Appeared in, "The Lead Belt News" in Flat River, MO after his death on 5 Jan 1944

Cathy Hill


Obits: The Carmi Times, October 27, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name   Graham, Beulah
Surname     Kirkpatrick
Spouse    John W. Graham (deceased)
Parents    Ralph Kirkpatrick and Audra Kirkpatrick
Year of Birth     1908 or 1909
Age    93
City and County of Birth    West Virginia
Formerly Resided in      Oklahama
Formerly of      Carmi, White County, Illinois
Date of Death     21 September 2002
City and County of Death   Evansville, Indiana (St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville)
Place of Internment      White County Memorial Gardens (near Carmi)
Date of Newspaper    23 September 2002
Name of Newspaper      The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com


Obits: The Carmi Times, October 20, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name     GREENWOOD, Michael Gene "Mike"
Other Names Used     Ashby
Parents     Living
Date of Birth     March 2, 1976
Age     26
City and County of Birth    Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County IL
Formerly of   Lake St. Louis, St. Charles County, MO and Carmi, White County, IL
Date of Death     Friday, 11 October 2002
City and County of Death     East St. Louis, St. Clair County, IL (St. Mary's Hospital)
Place of Internment     Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Date of Newspaper    15 October 2002
Name of Newspaper     The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com


Obits: The Carmi Times, November 16, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name GUINN, Martha Kaye (Miss)
Parents Living
Date of Birth 8 December 1954
Age 47
City and County of Birth Carmi, White County Illinois
Date of Death Sunday, 20 October 2002
City and County of Death Evansville, IN (Deaconess Hopsital)
Place of Internment Stokes Chapel Cemetery (near Crossville, Lee County)
Date of Newspaper 21 October 2002
Name of Newspaper The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com
Previously married to Mark Gwaltney of Carmi, no children, employee of First Bank



Willie Mae Green

     Willie Mae Green, 94 of Princeton, IN and formerly of Carmi died Saturday morning May 27, 2000 at the home of her daughter.  She was born June 14, 1905 in Carmi, the daughter of Charles W. and Chloia (Bush) Green.

     She married Birdie H. "Cap" Green in May of 1935 in Carmi and he preceded her in death in January of 1966.

     She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Glenn Morris of Princeton, IN and one granddaughter, Julia Sullivan.

     Mrs. Green was a homemaker and member of the Mitchell Chapel, A.M.E. in Carmi.

     Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi.


Joyce French Gulley

Joyce French Gulley, 69, of Grayville, died October 26, 2000 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born June 8, 1931 in Grayville, the daughter of Leonard and Agnes McKay Hawkins. She married Arnold French and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1969.
She is survived by her mother of Grayville, one son, Arnold French of Park Ridge and two daughters and sons-in-law, Dixie & Conway Wilson of Crete and Dawn & John Beadles of Carmi; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack & Mary Ann Hawkins of Pennyslvania, Victor & Mabel Hawkins and Mike & Jeanne Hawkins, all of Grayville and one sister, Sue Cowling of Albion; She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Charles Hawkins and two sisters, Rosemary Hughes and Betty Ann Hawkins.
Visitation will be on Saturday, October 28, 2000 from 5-8 p.m. at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi. Private family services and interment will be held at a later date.


Joseph A. Garrett

Joseph A. Garrett, 93 of Carmi died Wednesday evening June 27, 2001 at the Carmi Skilled Care Unit. He was born December 21, 1907 the son of John C. And Stella (Hensch) Garrett. He married Alda Potter June 17, 1947 and she preceded him in death on July 25, 1996.

Mr. Garrett owned and operated a service station in Indianapolis, IN for 30 years, after retirement he and his wife returned to Carmi. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served with the 5th Armored Division. He was a member of the Carmi American Legion Post #224, and V.F.W. Post #3851. He was a member of Cherry Street Baptist Church.

He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Darlean Garrett of Carmi, two sisters, Lucille Carter and Helen Daily of Carmi; one granddaughter Leah Brashear of Oklahoma City, Ok.; son-in-law, Ed Brashear of Oklahoma City, Ok.; two nieces, one nephew, seven great nieces and nephews, and two great-great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and step-daughter, Jean Brashear

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday June 29, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Gary Nalley officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


Violet Garner

Violet Garner, 96, of Crossville, died Tuesday evening, August 28, 2001 at the Carmi Skilled Care Unit.She was born February 1, 1905 in White County, the daughter of Frank and Ella (Sell) Hatcher. She married Henry T. Garner on September 12, 1923 in Maunie and he preceded her in death on April 25, 1987.

Mrs. Garner was a homemaker. She was a member of the Phillipstown Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Henry C. and Joan Garner of Crossville, and John R. Garner of Godfrey; three daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and Jim McCorkle of Browns, Ellamae Clark of Eldorado, and Betty Lou and Dale Stabler of Lakeland, FL; one daughter-in-law, Vona Garner of Crossville; one sister, Zola Kilmer of Greenville and 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles F. Garner, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home.Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2001 at the funeral home.Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery.



Ruby W. Gowdy

Ruby W. Gowdy, 93 of Enfield, died Friday evening September 28, 2001 at the Columbia Healthcare Nursing Home in Evansville. She was born December 10, 1907 in White County, the daughter of William A. and Flora (Kisner) Walters. She married James "J" Bert Gowdy and he preceded her in death.

She was a seamstress. She was also a member of the Enfield United Methodist Church and of Eastern Star.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Mary Beth Gowdy of Dallas, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Violet Storey, Ruth Walters and Irma Ward.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at the Enfield Cemetery in Enfield. Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements.


Viola Gunter

Viola Gunter, 90 of Enfield died Saturday morning September 29, 2001 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born July 16, 1911 in rural Enfield, the daughter of Phillip and Clara (Gwaltney) Newman. She married Harold Gunter on April 6, 1932 in Enfield and he preceded her in death on February 7, 1981.

Mrs. Gunter had worked in the cafeteria at Booth School in Enfield for several years. She had been a member of Seven Mile Christian Church and attended the Enfield General Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, John and Carolyn Gunter of Enfield; three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Max Medlin of Carmi, Gloria and Clayton Campbell of Enfield, and Kay and Phil Huffer of Enfield; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchidren; two sisters, Alpha Hankins of Enfield and Agnes Metcalf of LaPorte, Indiana. She was preceded in death by one son, Harold Kenneth Gunter, one daughter, Peggy Joyce Gunter, one brother, Frank Newman and one sister, Reba Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday October 1, 2001 at the Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.


Lillian L. "PeeWee" Greer

Lillian L. "PeeWee" Greer, 70 of Carmi died Thursday afternoon December 13, 2001 at White County Medical Center.

She was born November 9, 1931 in Carmi, the daughter of Joseph S. and Robbie L. (Cook) Greer. Miss Greer worked for 28 years at Ainsbrooke, then at the Carmi Motel Restaurant kitchen. She was a member of the Kingdom Baptist Church.

She is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Dallas McClurken of Carmi; one brother William E. Greer of Chicago and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Henderson and Norbert Greer and three sisters, Hazel M. Thomas, Velma R. Pretzsch and Inez Dean.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Kingdom Cemetery.


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