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Obituary Of Allie (McHenry) Dennison Sanders:

Death came to Mrs. Allie Sanders 69, esteemed Carmi lady, at her home on Shockaw Street Friday afternoon at 12:30. She had enjoyed excellent health until the past few weeks when she failed rapidly.

Love of her children and her home dominated her life and her sacrifices and doting care brought her children nearer and dearer to her than apparent in most families. She was a lady of strong character, although quiet manner and endeared herself to a large circle of friends.

She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 17, 1889, the daughter of Frank and Florence McKee McHenry. On August 13, 1911, in McLeansboro, she was united in marriage to Henry Sanders. He departed this life May 6, 1933. She moved to Carmi with her husband soon after their marriage and has made her home here since.

Surviving are four sons, Wilbert of Stockton, California, Jack and Edward of Carmi and Donald of New Orleans, Louisiana; five daughters, Mrs. Ray (Ella) Lopinot of Caseyville; Mrs. Russell (Henrietta) Carte of Fresno, California; Mrs. Edison (Sarah) Campbell of Perkins, Oklahoma; Mrs. James (Margaret) Cummings of St. Elmo and Mrs. Harry (Edith) Blackford of Houma, Louisiana; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in the Kittinger Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon at 4:00 with Rev. Frank Claybourne of St. Elmo, officiating. The pallbearers were Douglas Sanders, Wayne Graves, James Graves, Donald Campbell, Junior Campbell and James Blackford. The soloist was Dick Goetz, with Marie Morris as organist. Interment was in Maple Ridge Cemetery.

Submitted by Ron Sanders. All rights reserved.


Popular Carmi Lady Dies Friday; Rites Held Sunday

Death came to Mrs. Allie Sanders, 69, esteemed Carmi lady, at her home on Shockaw street Friday afternoon at 12:30. She had enjoyed excellent health until the past few weeks when she failed rapidly.

Love of her children and her home dominated her file and her sacrifices and doting care brought her children nearer and dearer to her than apparent in most families. She was a lady of strong character, although quiet manner and endeared herself to a large circle of friends.

She was born in Kansas City Missouri on July 17, 1889, the daughter of Frank and Florence McKee McHenry. On August 23 1911, in McLeansboro, she was united in marriage to Henry Sanders. He departed this life May 6, 1933. She moved to Carmi with her husband soon after their marriage and has made her home here ever since.

Surviving are her four sons, Wilbert of Stockton CA., Jack and Edward of Carmi, and Donald of New Orleans, LA. Five daughters, Mrs. Ray (Ella) Lopinot of Caseyville; Mrs. Russell (Henrietta) Carte of Fresno, CA.; Mrs. Edison (Sarah) Campbell of Perkins OK.; Mrs. James (Margaret) Cummings of St. Elmo and Mrs. Harry (Edith) Blackford of Houma, LA.; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in the Kittering Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon at 4:00 with Rev. Frank Clayborne of St. Elmo, officiating. The pallbearers were Douglas Sanders, Wayne Graves, James Graves, Donald Campbell, Junior Campbell, and James Blackford. The soloist was Dick Goetz, with Marie Morriss as organist. Internment was in Maple Ridge cemetery.
 

Submitted by Jana Sanders, All rights reserved.


Ex Soldier Is Buried Sunday

Military Funeral Given Henry Sanders With American Legion Charge.

The death of Henry Sanders of North Carmi, brought sorrow to his family and many friends throughout White and Hamilton counties on last Thursday morning, a sorrow that will exist for many years, for those who know him liked him with deep feeling of devotion.

Mr. Sanders had been in poor health for many years, but nobody ever heard him complain. For the week prior to his death, his condition had been critical and although he had full recognition of this fact he faced the end with that same calmness and resignation he maintained throughout the joys and sorrows of his life.

Henry Sanders was a typical manÌs man. He enjoyed the companionship for others and the friendships he made were lasting. He was a lover of home life and was seldom seen away from his residence. Of pleasing personality he had naught but good to say of everyone.

Henry Sanders, son of Wilmore and Sarah Sanders, was born in McLeansboro October 5th, 1892, and departed this life at his home in North Carmi on May 4th, 1933, at 7:00 in the morning., aged 40 years 6 months and 29 days.

He was married to Mrs.; Allie Dennison August 13th, 1911, at McLeansboro and eight children blessed this union: Henrietta, Wilbert, Jack, Sarah, Edward, Margaret, Donald and Edith Grace., all at home. Besides his loving wife and children he leaves on step daughter, Mrs. James Graves of Phillips township; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Scarlett of West Frankfort, and Mrs. Margaret Pierce of Elgin; three bothers, Walter and Charles of McLeansboro, and Henry of Mt. Vernon, along with a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Mr. Sanders came to Carmi a number of years ago and was employed by the Campbell Milling Company of this city. He went to the army from White co. during the World War on July 19, 1918. He saw service over seas and his record as a soldier was a credit to his country as well as himself.

He was a member of the Carmi American Legion post and took an active part in the affairs of the post. He loved to reminiscence with his comrades and his most treasured possessions occupying a principal position back from overseas and collected in camps prior to his sailing. He expressed a desire that when he should be called that the Legion be in chard of the last rites. This desire was complied with and on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, he was laid to rest a Maple Ridge with full military honors. The Legion was in charge of the funeral services at his home and Rev. W. W. Bratton made the funeral address. The service was impressive and was witnessed by a large concourse of friends.

Members of the Legion acted as pall bearers and the flowers were in charge of Blanche Sefried, Susie Sefried, Dolores Walls, Ferris Walls, Gladys Hargraves, Donna Langford. W. R. Archer was funeral director.

Submitted by Jana Sanders, All rights reserved.


Rites Conducted for James L. Sanders: Monday, November 25, 1957 Carmi Times Newspaper.

Funeral services for James L. Sanders, 73, who resided on Marguerite Street in Carmi and who died Thursday afternoon in the Jarman Hospital in Tuscola, Illinois were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of the Kittinger Funeral Home. The reverend George Cox, pastor of the Carmi Pentecostal Church officiated. Interment was made in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Ragsdale, Charles Stephan, Guy Mosts, Don Leathers, Beva Smith and Ben Cozart. Soloist was Mrs. Marilyn Mosts and Miss Marie Morris served as organist.

Submitted by Ron Sanders. All rights reserved.


Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. Lillian Sanders

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Belle Sanders, 57, of Carmi, who died Thursday, March 26, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Kittinger Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. John E. Whitsitt officiating. Interment was in the Maple Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Roy Myers, Bill Juenger, Chelsey Morris, Norman Hubele, Dan Usery and Basil Drew.

Flower bearers were Elsie Myers, Mrs. Rosie Rhein, Wanda Juenger, Mrs. Norman Hubele, Mrs. Meirl Hall, Joyce Wright, Louise French and Ruby Burlison. Singers were Flora Wagner, Don Wagner, Pauline Wagner and Corenna Fulkerson, accompanied by Eddie Miller.

Lillian, the daughter of William and Emma Griffin, was born November 14, 1895, at Carmi, and passed from this life at the Carmi Hospital, Carmi, on March 26, 1953, at the age of 57 years, four months and 12 days. She had been a patient since Wednesday evening as a result of a stroke suffered at her home at 801 Summit.

Forty-one years ago she was united in marriage to Obay Sanders, and outside of a short time spent in Arkansas they spent their entire life in Carmi. To this union was born four sons, Vernis E. and Obay L., both of Evansville, Ind., Wayne C. and Meirl N. both of Carmi and two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Juenger and Mrs. Clyde Pate, both of Carmi. Two children preceded her in death, a son, Charles Ray, at the age of four and a daughter, Norma Joyce, who died in infancy.

She leaves to mourn her passing other than her children, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hendershott of Wayne City, and Mrs. Beva Smith of Carmi, also fourteen grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.

Her husband, Obay Sanders preceded her in death October 9, 1952. She had been very disconsolate since his death, and her health began to fail. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Card of Thanks

We are truly grateful for the sympathy and kindness given us by so many of our friends and neighbors during the sudden illness and death of our dear one, Mrs. Lillian Sanders.

The Family

Submitted by Ron Sanders. All rights reserved.


Obay Sanders Dies In Carmi

Obay Sanders, 72, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at his home at 801 Smith Avenue, Carmi, after an illness of three months. He was born January 9, 1880, in White County, the son of Elmore and Nancy Lee Sanders. Mr. Sanders had spent 12 years at the place where he died and had been a plumber most of his life. He is survived by four sons, Wayne, Norwood and Leroy all of Carmi, and Vernis of Evansville, Indiana,; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Juenger, and Mrs. Wilma Pate, both of Carmi, and two brothers, James and Thady S. Sanders, both of Carmi. He is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kittinger Funeral Home Chapel, with Danny F. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Ridge Cemetery. The body was taken to the family residence at noon today to lie in state until 1 p.m. Friday when it will be taken to the funeral home to remain until time for the funeral.

Submitted by Ron Sanders. All rights reserved.


From the Carmi Times Newspaper, Monday, January 9, 1967:
Thady Sanders Taken By Death

Truman Thaddeus "Thady" Sanders, 92 year old retired farmer residing on Marguerite Street in Carmi, succumbed Sunday at 7:20 a.m. in Carmi Township Hospital, where he had been submitted as a patient three days before.

He was born October 20, 1874, at McLeansboro, the son of Elmore and Juanita Phelps Sanders, and was a veteran of the Spanish - American War and World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Grace; a daughter, Mrs. Sally Kertz, of 501 Glove Street, Henderson, Kentucky; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

A son, Robert, preceded him in death.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Leon Cochran officiating. Interment will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Graveside rites will be conducted by White County Post 3851, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Submitted by Ron Sanders. All rights reserved.


Wilbert McHenry Sanders
May 15, 1913 - Sept. 10, 1962

Final Rites Held In California For Former Carmi Man. Funeral services for Wilbert Sanders, former Carmi resident who died last week in Stockton, California, were held Monday at the Clovis Funeral Home in Clovis Ca.

He was born May 15 1913 in McLeansboro and was reared in Carmi, where he as a painter and carpenter. He moved to California several years ago.

He is survived by two brothers , Jack Sanders, Carmi, and Don Sanders, Harvey La.: Also four siters, Mrs. Russell (Henrietta) Carte, Clovis, Mrs. Edison (Sarah) Campbell, Perkins, OK, Mrs. James (Margaret) Cummings, St. Elmo and Mrs. Harry (Edith) Blackford, Houma LA. His parents, a brother, and a sister proceded him in death.

Submitted by Jana Sanders, All rights reserved.


Wilmore Sanders

Wilmore Sanders, son of Elmore (error Elmore was his brother.) Elisha Sanders and Sarah (Sally) Gordon are his parents.) and Sally Sanders, was born in the State of Tennessee on March 2, 1853: died July 6, 1926, aged 73 years, 7 months, and 10 days. His parents brothers and sisters proceeded him in death.

Mr. Sander's parents left Tennessee and immigrated to Ill., when Wilmore was but a small boy. It was during the war of '61 that he, with his parents, moved to Hamilton Co. and 1806, he moved to McLeansboro with his family and has resided here ever since.

Mr. Sanders married Sarah Smith Jan. 1, 1874 and to this union fourteen children were born, eight of whom have gone before him.

His beloved wife, Sarah, passed away just three months ago, and this has been a constant grief to Mr. Sanders, and the burden was more than the tired traveler of more than 73 years could bear. The evening shadow of life closed about him in the early morn of a new day, whence he awoke to join the larger number of his family in the City of No Dead.

He leaves to mourn his death six children: Edith Scarlett of West Frankfort, Margaret Carrolton of Elgin, IL, Harry of Mt. Vernon, IL., Walter and Charley of McLeansboro, and Henry Sanders of Carmi.

Mr. Sanders was converted at the early age and united with the General Baptist Church of which he was a member at the time of his death. When he was a young man, he took an active interest in singing and was a choir leader. He also took much interest in prayer meetings.

Mr. Sanders expressed his desire to unite with his again and he was ready to go. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church of this city Saturday afternoon, July 17, conducted by Rev. C.M. Prince of Crossville and Rev. W. R Evans, pastor of the First Baptist church. Internment took place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Submitted by Jana Sanders, All rights reserved.


From the Springfield, Illinois Newspaper: Mary Stuart

Mary Elizabeth Stuart, 93, of Edinburg died at 10:20 A.M. Thursday (March 4, 1993) at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, March 7 at Roarick-Davis Memorial Home, 109 E. Washington St., Edinburg, with the Rev. Joe White officiating. Burial will be in the Tuscola Cemetery

Visitation was from 6 to 8 P.M. Sat., March 6, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stuart was born Jan. 1, 1900, at Carmi, IL, a Daughter of James and Laura Belle (Myers) Hurt. She married Wilbur Stuart on Nov 7, 1965, at Paxton. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jimmy Sanders of Edinburg and Ronald Sanders of Prospect, Ky., three daughters, Betty Donoho of Darlington, S.C., Jean Scott of Tuscola and Gladys Leathers of Urbana; a Step-daughter Lena Rush of Moroa, IL., two step-sons, Donald Stuart and Robert Stuart, both of Decatur; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Luther Sanders, her parents, a son and two daughters.

Mrs. Stuart was a member of the Villa Grove Pentecostal Church.

Submitted by Ron Sanders. All rights reserved.


Henry M. Stull Died At Marion Hospital

After an illness of two years Henry M. Stull, for many years a Maunie resident, passed away Tuesday morning at 5:30 at the Veterans hospital in Marion. He had been taken to that hospital the day before his death.

He was born June 17, 1895 in Posey Co. IN, the son of Charles and Ida M. Hancock Stull. He was a veteran of World War I, and followed the vocation of molder and machine shop mechanic throughout his lifetime.

Surviving are his wife, Marcia, four sons, Larry Jack, James Keith, and Robert Randall, all of Maunie, William Louis Stull of St. Louis; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Roberts, Mrs. Glenda Gail Sanders, both of Maunie, and Mrs. Carol Jean Caudill of Morganville, KY. Two grandchildren, David Samuel Caudill, and Glenda Lorraine Roberts and one brother Charles Bud Stull of Maunie.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow , Thursday afternoon at 2 oÌclock at the residence of his brother Charles Stull in Maunie, with Rev. Clifton Evans, officiating. Internment will be in Marshall Ferry Cemetery with the Kittinger Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Jana Sanders, All rights reserved.


Rites Today For Maunie Resident

Final rites were conducted at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home by Mr. Frank Brown for Mrs. Marcia Stull, 68, a resident of Maunie who passed away Saturday at 7 am in Carmi Township Hospital.

Organist for the services was Barbara Karger and casket bears were Azor Doneghue, Theron Bonner, Clarence Holtzclaw, Henry Holtzclaw, Raymond Roser and Sam Simmons.

Mrs. Stull a native of Tennessee who had resided in Maunie for the last 20 years. Was admitted to the hospital July 3.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lola McCaslin Johnson. Her husband Henry died August 1953.

Surviving are four sons Robert, Granite City, in the U.S. Navy, James and Bill Maunie, Larry , Long Beach, CA., also in the Navy, three daughters, Mrs. Sam (Carol) Caudill, Kokomo, IN., Mrs. Jerry (Glenda ) Sanders, Elkhart, IN., and Mrs. Mary Boyd of Nashville, TN., one sister Mrs. W. H. St. John, Southgate KY. 17 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Submitted by Jana Sanders, All rights reserved.



"Funerals of Tornado Victims." Virgil Simmons was burned to death in the ruins of the brick business block at Griffin after the walls had been crushed in by the cyclone last week [Mar 1925]. His body was not recovered until the fire had been extinguished.

He was the son of Perry and Josephine Simmons, and was born October 10, 1892. Surviving are his mother, four sisters: Grace Hyatt, Grayville (White County), Ill.; Anna Belle Simmons, Griffin; Dorothy Simmons, Evansville; two brothers, Charles Simmons, Grayville, Ill., Martin P. Simmons, Griffin. Funeral services were held at
Griffin Sunday, with burial in the cemetery there..

Submitted by Sue Webb Bodishbaugh EMAIL: [email protected]



Orila A. Stills

Orila Alberta Stills, 85, of Farmington, New Mexico, died Sunday, February 11, 2001 at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. She was born July 20, 1915 in Carmi, the daughter of Felix and Bertha Myers. She married Jesse Stills, and he preceded her in death.She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Joyce Stills of Abeline, TX, and Keith and Cindy Stills of Farmington, New Mexico; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Gene Longacre of Farmington, New Mexico; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one sister, Louise Hollerbach of Princeton, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, two sisters and one grandson.

Visitation will be from 3:00–7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi. Funeral services will at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery.


Reba J. Simpson

Reba J. Simpson, 86 of Enfield died Thursday morning March 15, 2001 at the Enfield Healthcare Center. She was born June 26, 1914 near Enfield, the daughter of William and Nellie (Lee) Jordan. She married Ralph Simpson on October 19, 1938 in Henderson, Ky., and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1999.

Reba attended Trousdale Grade School and Enfield High School where she graduated in 1934. She loved children and babysat many Enfield children and served as a Brownie troop leader. She was a member of the Enfield United Methodist Church and had been a Sunday school teacher. She is survived by one brother, Lee Jordan of Carmi, one sister and brother in law, Ruby and Terril McChesney of Hayward, Ca.; four nephews and spouses, Richard and Ella Williams of Carmi, Terry Lee and Judy McChesney of Sonora, Ca., Richard and Linda McChesney of Concord, Ca., and Allen and Debbie Jordan of Chino, Ca., one niece and spouse, Judy and Randy Klein of Burlington, Il., and a niece, Gloria Williams of Salado, Tx. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Arthur Jordan, one sister, Esther Williams, and a nephew, Bob Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday March 19, 2001 at the Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. Memorials are suggested to the Enfield United Methodist Church.


Charles R. Stephan Sr.

Charles R. Stephan Sr., 65 of Newport, Ky., and formerly of Carmi died early Friday morning March 30, 2001 at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. He was born April 15, 1935 the son of Norman and Alma (Smiley) Stephan.

Mr. Stephan was a salesman and owned his own company.

He is survived by one daughter Carol Bottonari of Crescent Springs, Ky.; one son, Charles R. Stephan Jr. of Strongsville, Ohio; two brothers, Norman Stephan of St. Charles, Mo, and Roy Stephan of Riverview, Fl. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday April 1, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in White County Memorial Garden. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Nicholas Center Suite A2, 6612 Dixie Highway, Florence, Ky. 41042 in his name.


Mabel Clair Smythe

Mabel Clair Smythe, 88, of Enfield died Thursday afternoon July 5, 2001 at her home. She was born January 24, 1913 in Calhoun, Ky., the daughter of Edgar Rufus and Callie Belle (Jarnagin) Wall. She married Foster L. Smythe on July 20, 1946 in Belleville and he preceded her in death on January 20, 1988.

Mrs. Smythe had worked at the Survell Aircraft Company in Evansville, In. during WWII. She had also worked at Sears. She was an avid bowler and golfer. She was a member of Enfield First Christian Church.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Patty Jo Smythe of Enfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gil Rhoades of Newburgh, In.; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Gretta Smythe of Newburgh, In.; one step-daughter, Mary Jeanette Smythe of Columbia, Mo.; four granddaughters, Taryn Clair Fleming-Johns, Kristin Michelle Smythe, Tracee Nicole Fleming, and Lauren Janae Smythe; two grandsons, Kody James Steed, and Brandon Foster Smythe. Her parents, husband, two brothers, and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday July 8, 2001 at the Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday July 7, 2001 at the funeral home.


Larry Sheckles

Larry Ray Sheckles, 50 of Crossville, died early Thursday morning December 6, 2001 at his residence. He was born on July 11, 1951 in Illinois, the son of James V. "Heavy" and Ella (Vincent) Sheckles, Sr. He married Cerissa James on August 10, 1973 in Carmi and she survives.

Mr. Sheckles was employed by Snap On Tools. He was an avid fisherman and had a deep love for his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Cerissa; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James W. and Annamarie Sheckles and Christopher Sheckles of Crossville; two grandchildren, Mersadiez Y. and Malichie Seth; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James V. and Wanda Sheckles of Carmi and T.J. and Debbie Sheckles of Crossville; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Geneva Graham, Irvia and Julius James, Paula and Monty Madamma, Freda Mercer, all of Carmi, and Regina and David Holman of Bow, KY; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jack Sheckles and three sisters, two in infancy and Janet Sue Sheckles.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Jerry Crawford officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2001 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery in Norris City.



Walter Ronald Steele

     Walter Ronald Steele, 90 of Gulfport, MS, and formerly of Mt. Carmel, IL died on Saturday, March 18, 2000 in Gulfport, MS.

     He was born in Emma, IL.  He had been a resident of the Coast since 1982, after moving from Carmi, IL.  He was a member of Mt. Carmel Elks Lodge No. 715.  He was a retired owner of a construction business in Mt. Carmel, IL.  He was an avid golfer.  He was a member of the Mt. Carmel  Methodist Church in Mt. Carmel.

     He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Steele; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joan & Dale Bateman of Virginia, IL, Patricia Ann & Ed Kuehling of Gulfport, MS, and Deborah Dean & Steve Douglas of Atlanta, GA; eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel Bradley of Norris City, IL four brothers, Ernest O. Steele of Gurnee, IL, Eugene C. Steele of Corpus Christi, TX, Kermit Lee Steele of Mt. Vernon, IN, and Raymond L. Steele of Van Nuys, CA.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva & Nancy; one brother, Cameron Steele, and one grandchild, Steven Bateman.

     Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2000 at the Concord Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Mike Buckman officiating.  The Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.



Mary Jane Steele

     Mary Jane Steele, 84 of Gulfport, MS and formerly of Mt. Carmel, died Saturday evening April 29, 2000 at the Gulfport Memorial Hospital.

     She was born October 16, 1915 in Emma, the daughter of William H. and Dena Agnes (Fischer) Frease.  She had been married to Walter Ronald Steele and after 64 years of marriage he preceded her in death on march 18, 2000.

     Mrs. Steele was a homemaker and owner of Jane's Beauty Shop in Mt. Carmel.  She enjoyed playing golf, and was a member of the Methodist Church.

     Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ed Kuehling of Gulfport, MS and Deborah Dean and Steve Douglas of Atlanta, GA, one step-daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia Joan and Dale Bateman of Virginia, IL; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 3, 2000 at the Concord United Methodist Church in Emma with burial in the church cemetery.  The family will meet friends 1/2 hour prior to services at the church.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the Humane Society of South Mississippi-SPCA, 13756 Washington Ave., Gulfport, MS  39503.  The Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Ruby Adelle Sullivan

     Ruby Adelle Sullivan, 82 of Carmi died Tuesday morning May 30, 2000 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center.  She was born December 18, 1917 in Webb, Mississippi, the daughter of Floyd and Lillie Mae (Hall) Blaylock.  She was married to Radford Sullivan in 1934 in Webb, MS and he preceded her in death April 5, 1975.

     Mrs. Sullivan was a charter member of the World Harvest Christian Center.

     She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Rosemary Sullivan of Crossville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Don Baker and Bonnie and Joe Atkinson, all of Carmi; nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mary Blaylock of Grayville.  She was preceded in death by one daughter and son-in-law, Joy Ann and Aaron "Red" Atkinson, two brothers, Thurman and Dwight Blaylock, and two sisters, Estelle Steed and Viona Atchley.

     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2000 at the World Harvest Christian Center in Carmi with Rev. Greg Baker and Rev. Jim Pellizzer officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the church on Friday.  The Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.



Doris A. (Chastain) Smith

     Doris Aileen (Chastain) Smith, 84, formerly of Carmi, passed away on June 10, 2000 in Glendale, AZ.

     She was born February 5, 1916 at Emma, the daughter of Sam and Emma Chastain.  She married Roy Pavy Smith and he preceded her in death.

     She is survived by 2 daughters, Joan Isbell and Jeanne O'Dell, 1 granddaughter, Debra Newton, 1 grandson, Tim O'Dell, 3 great-granddaughters, Chelcy Sudweeks, Allisen O'Dell and Katelin O'Dell and 2 great-great-grandsons, Alexander and Austin Sudweeks, all from the Phoenix area.  She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Carl Chastain and 3 sisters, Dorothy Sturm, Lorene Ashley and Minnie Pool.

     Funeral services were held at Heritage Funeral Chapel in Peoria, AZ on June 14, 2000.

     Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 11:00 a.m. at Stokes Chapel Cemetery in Crossville, IL on Saturday, June 17, 2000.  Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.


Velma F. Simmons

Velma Florene Willis Simmons, 89, of Maunie died Wednesday evening August 2, 2000 at the Skilled Care Unit of White County Hospital.

She was born July 23, 1911 in Electra, Texas, the daughter of Henry Claude and Ella Camelia (Dobie) Guthrie. She married James Hilton Willis on January 12, 1928 in Colorado City, Texas. To this union, 3 daughters were born. They moved to Illinois in July 1942. She later married Ed Simmons on November 13, 1959, and he survives.

Also surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy & Richard McKain of Boonville, IN, Marjorie & Norb Maier of Crossville, and Merle & Jack Shedelbower of Newton, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and 7 step great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters, Nona Lee Boatler and Mable Erwin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi, with Robby King officiating. Visitation will be from noon until time of services on Saturday. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.



Violet Storey

Violet Storey, 89 of Enfield, died Monday afternoon November 27, 2000 at the Enfield Healthcare Center. She was born March 1, 1911 in rural Carmi the daughter of William and Flora (Kisner) Walters. She married Robert Elcie Storey on October 3, 1931 in Carmi and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1989.

Mrs. Storey was a past president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was a lifelong and very active member of the Enfield United Methodist Church where for many years she served as Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Ruth Storey of Enfield; twin daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores and Rev. Everett Gott of Enfield, and Doris and Rev. Vernon Brown of Granite City; thirteen grandchildren and twenty seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Gowdy of Enfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Irma Ward and Ruth Walters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday November 29, 2000 at the Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Enfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, or the Memory and Aging Project at Washington University School of Medicine.


Obits: The Carmi Times, November 15, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name SUTTON, Lorene P. (nee POOL)
Spouse Hubert Henry Sutton (deceased)
Parents Washington Pool and Effie Pool (nee Nolen)(deceased)
Age 93
Date of Birth 30 April 1909
Place of Birth Herald, Lee County, IL
Formerly of Carmi, White County, IL
Date of Death Sunday, 10 November 2002
Place of Death Carmi, White County, IL (Wabash Christian Retirement Center)
Place of Internment Plainview Cemetery near Norris City
Date of Newspaper 11 November 2002
Name of Newspaper http://www.carmitimes.com

Additional Info

Mrs. Sutton has living relatives in: Carmi, White County, IL, Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL, Louisville, KY, Morton, Tazewell County, IL, Keller, TX and Evansville, IN



This is from the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau, Missouri July 6,
1940

Mother of Red Star Church Pastor Dies; Funeral Rites Sunday

Mrs. Minnie Spruell, 82 years old, died of infirmities incident to advanced
age at 6 o'clock Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. C.
Croslin, 1112 North Fountain Street. She had been with her daughter, the
wife of the pastor of Red Star Baptist Church for three months, being
brought here from her home in Grayville, Ill. when her condition became
serious.

She was born in Grayville, was first married in 1885 to J. E. O. Johnston
and after his death in 1916 to Alfred Sprell. She is survived by her
husband, one daughter, Mrs. Croslin and four grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Seabaugh Funeral Home and will remain there until
9:45 a. m. Sunday when it will be taken to Grayville for services in the
Baptist Church of which she was a member. Interment will be there, Rev. D.
F. Martin, pastor of the church there, will conduct the services.

Submitted by Kathy Hesketh <[email protected]>


Carmi Times

Tue Nov 25, 2008,

Burnt Prairie, Ill. -

Emily P. Savage, 86, Burnt Prairie, died at 12:24 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2008
at Way Fair Nursing Home in Fairfield.
She was born Dec. 2, 1921 in Phillips Township, the daughter of Paul and
Cleanthia (Myers) Winter. She was married March 8, 1941 to Harry Owen
Savage, and he preceded her in death Dec. 26, 1979. Mrs. Savage was a member
of Liberty Baptist Church in Burnt Prairie and the Order of the Eastern Star
in Enfield.
Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Deanna Short, and Barbara
and Danny Masterson, all of Burnt Prairie, and Janet Stewart of Wadesville,
Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Judy Savage of McLeansboro; a sister and
brother-in-law, Dean and Don Plummer of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother and
sister-in-law, Glen Harold and Ann Winter of Harrisburg; nine grandchildren,
21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in
death by a son, Charles Owen Savage; a sister, Lois Anderson; a brother,
Norman Winter; and a granddaughter, Michelle Masterson.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Campbell Funeral Home in
Carmi, the Revs. Tim Collins and Ruby McDowell officiating. Burial will be
in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.



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