White County Obituaries
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MAGISTRATE IS VICTIM.  SUDDEN ILLNESS FATAL TO HENRY WHITE ON CHRISTMAS DAY.  FINAL RITES ARE HELD.  WIDELY-KNOWN RESIDENT OF CITY HAD LONG PLAYED IMPORTANT PART HERE.

    Masonic funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Carmi
Methodist Church for Henry White, veteran police magistrate of Carmi.  Mr.
White died suddenly at his home in Carmi Monday morning, December 25, at
11:45, at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 21 days.

    Off and on for the past 20 years Mr. White, or "Squire" as he was better
known, has been police magistrate.  In that time he has finished out the
unexpired term of every magistrate dying in office since Mark Thomas, in
addition to being elected three different terms himself.

    For the past 51 years he had lived in Illinois and had been in Carmi
since 1896.  Until his retirement from heavy physical labor, when he was 65
years old, he was a blacksmith and recognized as one of the masters of his
trade.  For many years he operated the H. White and Son Blacksmith shop,
which was located at the site of the present Stoco Products, Inc., building.

    Frequently in reminiscing of the past Mr. White stated that he had
watched the horse and wagon be replaced by the automobile and that to keep
up with the trend he became one of the first to make automobile repairs in
Carmi.

    He was born March 4, 1855, in Owensville, Indiana, and was educated in
Indiana schools.  Nearly all of his life he was active in fraternal circles
and had been an active member of the Masons for 58 years.

    Mr. White was married twice, his first wife (Emily Frances Graddy,
having died in 1930.  To this union was born three sons, Warren White of
Evansville, Sherman White of Mattoon and Harry C. White of Carmi, all of
survive their father.

    Also surviving is his widow.

    Pallbearers for the funeral were Gordon Dagley, Dr. A. E. Stocke, Robert
Dixon, Charles Hayes, William Creek and Fred J. Reinwald.  Internment was
made in Maple ridge Cemetery.  Rev. Leo Dodd [ note-remainder is continued
on new page which I do not have a copy of, but it appears to be nearly
finished]

 Submitted by Timothy White <[email protected]>



Walter Virgil Wright

Walter Virgil Wright, 92 of Carmi died Friday January 26, 2001 at the Wabash Christian
Retirement Center. He was born December 7, 1908 in Mill Shoals Township the son of Newton and Effie (South) Wright. He first married Evelyn White in March of 1929 and she preceded him in death in 1961, he then married Wilma (Walker) Gates in June of 1962 and she survives.

Mr. Wright was a lifelong farmer of the Marble Top area. He also worked many years as a carpenter. He is a member of the White County Farm Bureau. Through the years he and his family housed many Bible College students. He was a past member of Seven Mile Christian Church and a long time member of the First Christian Church in Carmi where he served as a deacon and was a deacon emeritus and a member of the Union Worker Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife Wilma; one son, Walter Francis Wright of Evansville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris Jean and Ralph Anselment of Carmi, and Lois and Pat Shelden of Lantana, FL, two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Mary Gates of Pontiac and John and Kay Gates of Siddell, LA; one step daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Roger Buchholz of Rantoul; fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel James of Carmi and Ruby Carter of East Alton. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Evelyn, one sister Vivian McDaniel, and one brother in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday January 29, 2001 at the First Christian Church in Carmi with Robby King officiating. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to a permanent scholarship fund established at Johnson Bible College in Mr. Wrights name.



Clarence Walter "Bud" Westfall

     Clarence Walter "Bud" Westfall, 81 of Carmi, died Wednesday evening May 10, 2000 at his home.

     He was born October 12, 1918 in Vincennes, IN, the son of Clarence Walter and Dessie (Snyder) Westfall.  he was married to Martha "Marty" Elizabeth Logan on November 15, 1937 and she survives.

     Mr. Westfall was a Diamond Coring Engineer in the oil fields.  he was a commercial pilot and managed Carmi's first airport.  He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Core during WWII serving as a Bombardier.  he was a member of the Carmi American Legion and VFW.  he was also an avid golfer.  After retirement, he helped his wife in her doll business.

     Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jon & Marilyn Westfall of Carmi and Fred & Peggy Westfall of Marion; five grandchildren and their spouse, Douglas & Sheila Westfall, Michael & Lei Anne Westfall, Robin & jerry Sullivan, Tracy & Russ Rau, Jeff & Tammy Westfall; and eleven great-grandchildren.  he is also survived by two sisters and brother-in-law, Winnie & Bill Foster of Vincennes and Dorothy Godare of Vincennes.  he was preceded in death by one grandson, David Westfall and two brothers, Harold and Marvin Westfall.

     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday may 13, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral home in Carmi.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, may 12, 2000 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in White County Memorial Gardens.


Billy D. Woodrow

     Billy D. Woodrow 69 of Springerton, died Thursday evening May 11, 2000 in the Emergency Room of Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

     Mr. Woodrow was a retired carpenter.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #1126 in Springerton and the V.F.W. Post in Carmi.

     He was born November 16, 1930 in Hamilton County the son of Elery and Ruby Smith Woodrow.  He was married to Carol Puntney on July 4, 1952 in Springerton and she survives.

     He is also survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Teresa Woodrow of Springerton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shari Woodrow of Effingham, Patty and Richard Clark and Barbara and Clayton Nelson all of Springerton; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Ethel Woodrow of Springerton; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Verna Lee Etienne of Springerton, Peggy and Merle Stahl of Denver, CO and Doris and James Prince of Byesville, OH; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday May 15, 2000 at the Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Springerton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday May 14, 2000 at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.


Susannah Whetstone

Susannah Whetstone, 93, of Burnt Prairie, died Thursday evening, July 27, 2000 at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville.

She was born June 23, 1907 in White County, the daughter of Walter and Margaret Morrison Cash. She married John Whetstone. December 20, 1924 in Carmi and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1985.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John L. Whetstone of Carmi, Walter C. & Sharon Whetstone of Albion and James Robert & Elizabeth Whetstone of Monticello; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce W. & Raymond Scudamore of Carmi; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, and one brother.

Mrs. Whetstone joined the Burnt Prairie Chapter of Eastern Star #50 on April 2, 1937. She joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burnt Prairie on February 1, 1920.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday July 30, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Mary Sue Whetstone-Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Burnt Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday July 29, 2000 at the funeral home.



Chris Edward Westergard

Chris Edward Westergard, 53 of Longview, Texas and formerly of the Maunie area, died December 24, 2000 in Longview. He was born August 3, 1947 in Pryor, Oklahoma the son of Edward and Edna (Cooper) Westergard. He married Jo Beth Gaddey and she survives.

Mr. Westergard worked for Smith International Inc. of Houston, Texas.

He is survived by his wife Jo Beth, one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Frank Karnegis of Memphis, TN; one son Chris Nathan Westergard of Charleston; one grandson, Alex; one sister, Linda Smith of Yukon, Oklahoma; two stepsons, Robert Gaddey of Panama City Beach, FL, and Michael Gaddey of Owensboro, KY; two step-grandchildren, Nicholas and Tyler Gaddey.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday December 30, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi. The family will meet friends one prior to services at the funeral home.



Clarence Arthur Williams

Clarence Arthur Williams, 79 of Plano, TX died Friday March 16, 2001 in Plano. He was the son of Albert Addison and Ada Grace (Daniels) Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Verna (Callicotte) Williams; two daughters, Lauren Lesko of Plano, Tx, and Carla Buchanan of Mission, Kansas; three grandchildren, Alex Lesko, Kathleen Chapman, and Michael Lesko; one brother, Clifford Williams of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, David Alan Williams, one sister, Ruth Williams, and one brother, Harrison Williams.

Mr. Williams was a WWII veteran of the United States Army, he was a retired farmer and had also worked for Emmerson Electric in St. Louis. He was a member of the Carmi V.F.W. and American Legion.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday March 22, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday March 21, 2001 at the funeral home.


Obits: The Carmi Times, November 15, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name WINKELMAN, Edith V. (nee HART)
Spouse Charles M. Winkelman (deceased)
Parents Washington H. Hart and Celia Hart (nee Satterfield) (deceased)
Age 83
Date of Birth 24 September 1919
Place of Birth Stroud, OK
Formerly of Sequin, TX & White County
Date of Death Tuesday, 5 November 2002
Place of Death Fayetteville, GA
Funeral Arrangements Goetz Funeral Home of Seguin was in charge of arrangements
Date of Newspaper 11 November 2002
Name of Newspaper http://www.carmitimes.com

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Ms. Austin has living relatives in Woodland Park, CO, McDonough, GA, Odessa, TX and Odessa, TX


Obits: The Carmi Times, October 22, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name WHITSITT, Hubert S.
Spouse Living
Age 79
Formerly of Carmi, White County, IL and Henderson, KY
Date of Death Friday, 18 October 2002
City and County of Death Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
Place of Internment White County Memorial Gardens, near Carmi
Date of Newspaper 21 October 2002
Name of Newspaper The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com
Mr. Whitsitt is in Cindy Birk Conley's database so please email me for more information.



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