White County Obituaries

 Mrs. Martha Jane Armstrong

Mrs. Martha Jane Armstrong, who had been making her home with her son, E.E. Graves, in Flat River, since the summer of 1917, died at the Graves home Sunday morning at 9:20 o'clock at the advanced age of 81 years, one month and eight days. She had been as well as usual until Monday of last week when she had an attack with her stomach. Other infirmities of age quickly developed. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Flat River Methodist Church, of which she was a member. The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. A.C. Johnson. Interment was in the Farmington Masonic Cemetary.

Martha Jane Hillyard was born at Crossville, Ill., Jan. 23, 1850. She grew to womanhood at Crossville and was married there in 1869 to Geo. W. Graves. To this union, four children were born, three of whom died in infancy. The Graves family moved to Dexter about 35 years ago. Two or three years later, they came to Flat River to make their home. Mr. Graves died in 1907. A year later, the widow was married to J. W. Armstrong, of Crossville, Ill., and lived at Crossville until the year of 1917, when he died. At that time, she returned to Flat River and took up her residence with her only son, E. E. Graves, where she spent, the remainder of her life. She loved her home, caring for her room with her own hands until the time of her final illness. She loved flowers, filling her room with potted plants in the winter and cultivating outdoor flowers in the summer. She did much fine needlework.

The deceased is survived by one son, E. E. Graves, three grandchildren, Mrs. jess Parmer, of St. Louis, and Ralph and Edwin Graves, of Flat River; five great-grandchildren and one brother, Amos Hillyard of Carmi, Ill., who is 83 years of age and was unable to atttend the funeral on account of illness.
The News extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

Appeared in the "News"
Flat River or Farmington, Mo. paper after her death, 1 March 1931.

Cathy Hill

Obits: The Carmi Times, October 26, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name     AUSTIN, Mabel Dale
nee      BRUCE
Spouse      Wilburn Dale (deceased)
Parents      Thomas Clyde Bruce  and Laura Bruce (nee Philhour) (deceased)
Date of Birth     6 August 1908
Age    94
City and County of Birth     Norris City, Lee County, IL
Date of Death      Sunday, 6 October 2002
City and County of Death       Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, White County
Place of Internment       I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Norris City
Date of Newspaper     7 October 2002
Name of Newspaper     The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com

Additional Information

She was born to the sixth generation of the Bruce family.
The first generation of her Bruce ancestors came from Scotland to Wilkes County, N.C. shortly after 1860. The second generation later moved to White County.

Mrs. Austin was also born to the sixth generation of the Philhour family.
Her Philhour ancestors, George Philip Philhour and Anna Marie, were born in Germany in 1724. They sailed in the ship Patience from Rotterdam to Pennsylvania in September 1748. The fourth generation of Philhour ancestors moved to Richland County about 1850 and later moved to White County

Mrs. Austin has living relatives in Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, IL, Bloomington, McLean County, IL, Warner Robins, GA, and Carmi, White County, IL

                      Edith Allen

                      McLEANSBORO - Edith (Walters) Allen, 104, died Thursday, July
                      18, 2002, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
                      Surviving are a stepdaughter, Neva Biggerstaff;  and seven

                      Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gholson Funeral Home in
                      McLeansboro, with burial in Enfield Cemetery in Enfield.

                      Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

From: "The Rynott's" <[email protected]>
Carmi Paper 12 June 1992..... James Abbey


James M Abbey, 67, Henderson,Ky, died at 7:43 am this morning Thursday June
11,1992 at Community Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

He was born Jan 19,1925 n White County, the son of Hershel and Mabel (Young)

He was married to the former Ruby Dunkin, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survied by his mother, Mable Abbey of Carmi,
three sons, Payton of Mt Juliet Tenn, David of Nashville Tenn and Mark of
Evansville Ind; three brothers, Robert, Marvin both of Carmi, and Guy of
LaGrange Tex; a sister, Della Colson of Leighi Acres Fla; five
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by his father, Hershel; two brothrs, Joe and John;
a sister Dorthy Gates and grandmother Della Boling.

Funeral serves will ne held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14,1992 at Donald
Campbell Funeral Home, Carmi, Robert Thompson and Gary Puryear officiating,
with burial in White County Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call between 4 and 8 p.m Sunday at the funeral home

David Appel

David Appel, 53 of Metarie, Louisiana, died November 14, 2000 at his home. He was born May 8, 1947 in Eldorado, Il., the son of Ray and Kathlene (Hines) Appel.

David was an assistant to the Director of Mental Health at the V.A. Medical Center in Louisiana. He is survived by his mother Kathlene of Evansville, Indiana.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday November 26, 2000 at Concord Cemetery at Emma, with Rev. Mike Buckman officiating.

The Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Leo Appel

Leo Appel, 86 of Enfield, died Thursday evening June 7, 2001 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He was born May 26, 1915 in Broughton, the son of Peter and Martha May (Stilts) Appel. He first married Ruby Nicholson and she preceded him in death on April 19, 1986. He then married Marguerite V. Welton Rhoads on September 17, 1988 and she survives.

Mr. Appel was a life-time farmer. He was a member and past president of the White County Farm Bureau, an active member of the Gideon Society. He had served on the Ohio Valley Livestock Producers boards for 12 years both the tri-state and national organization and was a member of the Enfield United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite and one son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Marilyn Appel of Enfield; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Linda Rhoads of Mt. Vernon, IN and a step-daughter and son-in-law, Nina & Carlos Haskins of Evansville; three grandchildren, Marla, Megan & Jarrod Appel, four step-grandchildren, Holly, David, Mark & Susan; one step-great-grandchild; one sister, Rose Appel of Enfield, a sister-in-law, Vernice Appel of Enfield and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Hubert, Ralph, Edward & Paul and four sisters, Ann Irwin, Lucy Ellen Thompson, Ruth Satterfield and Cleo May Keller.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2001 at the Enfield Methodist Church with burial at the Enfield Cemetery.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2001 at the Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield.

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