White County Obituaries

Obituary Of Alan H. Mears Daily Corinthian Newspaper, Corinth, Mississippi
January 9, 1995, (picture included with obit)
CORINTH-Alan H. Mears, 59, died at his home on Saturday, Jan. 7, 1995. He was born May 26, 1935 in Norris City, IL.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; 4 children, Bruce Mears, Brad Mears and Julie Mears, all of Peoria, IL, and Janet Jones of Owensboro, KY; 1 stepson, David Bowers of Pataskala, OH; his mother, Irene Mears of El Dorado, IL; 6 grandchildren; 1 brother, Jim Mears of Esmond, IL; 1 sister, Mae Nell White
of Harrisburg, IL. His father, Sylvester Mears, preceded him in death.

Mr. Mears was employed at Caterpillar for 40 years and retired July 1, 1993. Prior to retirement, he was plant manager of Caterpillar's Corinth Remanufacturing Facility. Before coming to Corinth in 1982, he worked in the Peoria, IL area as well as Bettendorf, Iowa. He was a member of Corinth Rotary and Corinth's Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid golfer.

Visitation will be at Corinthian Funeral Home beginning at 5 tonight, Monday, Jan. 9, 1995. A service will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to interment at Henry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles White, Paul Diebel, Mark Jones, Bruce Mears, Brad Mears, David Bowers and Jim Mears. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Superior Home Health & Hospice, 611 Alcorn Drive, Corinth, MS 38834..

"Funerals of Tornado Victims." Mrs. Flena Mayer, 53, a former Grayville (White County, Ill.) resident, died at the emergency hospital in New Harmony at 12 o'clock Wednesday night from injuries received when her home at Griffin was demolished. Her head was badly crushed. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nally, and was born July 14, 1871, at Fairfield, Ill. She was married to George McKenzie September 6, 1888. She was again married in 1920 to Charles Mayer. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Vina Bell, Grayville; her husband and five children: Roy McKenzie, Seattle, Wash; Arthur McKenzie, Fort Niagara, NY; Alfred McKenzie, Muscatine, Ia; Mrs. Mary Hindman, Crossville; Mrs. Martha Hess, Vincennes; and a sister, Mrs.
Elizabeth Ayers, Evansville..

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Obits: The Carmi Times, October 26, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name    MAYO, Alyiah Jo
Parents     Living
Age     newborn
Date of Death     Thursday, 26 September 2002
City and County of Death    Evansville, IN
Place of Internment   Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi, White County, IL
Date of Newspaper    27 September 2002
Name of Newspaper      The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com

Alberta L. Mears

Alberta L.Mears, 88 of Carmi died Thursday evening January 18, 2001 at White County
Skilled Care. She was born August 1, 1912 in New Haven the daughter of Albert and Ona (McGhee) Trafford. She married Herschel Mears on June 11, 1932 in New Haven and he preceded her in death on January 15, 1976.

Mrs Mears had been a waitress and cook at local restaurants for many years. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Carmi. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ella and Richard Williams of Carmi; two sons, Gilbert Mears of Lake City, FL, and Sherrill Mears of Carmi; four grandchildren, Kim Mears, Gary Mears, Beverly Osborne, and David Williams, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Harry Glenn Trafford.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday January 21, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Nicholas Showalter officiating. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. on Sunday until time of services. Memorials may be made to White County Home Health Care.

Vera W. Morrill

    Vera W. Morrill, 84, of Alton, formerly of Carmi, died Tuesday evening February 15, 2000 at the Elder Care Nursing Home in Alton.

    She had worked as a seamstress for many years.

    She was born February 26, 1915 in White County, the daughter of Ernest and Viola (Thomson) Morrill.

    She had been married to Wilbur Howell and he preceded her in death May 20, 1989.

    She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dewey and Judy Howell of Oceanside, CA, and Kenneth and Deborah Howell of East Alton; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.

    Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2000 at North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.  Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Thursday or from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi.

Darrel Ray Mears

Darrel Ray Mears, 43 of Springfield, IL died Thursday evening August 31, 2000 at his home. He was born February 23, 1957 in New Haven, IL the son of Donald Ray and Laura Blazier Mears.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Laura and William Steffey of Homer, IL; one brother, Keith Mears of Rantoul, IL; one nephew, Brad Mears of Rantoul, and one niece Michelle Mears of Olivet University. He was preceded in death by his father and both sets of grandparents.

He was a graduate of Rantoul Township High School and had been disabled for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday September 5, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi, IL with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven, IL. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday September 4, 2000 at the funeral home.

Guthrie E. Martin

Guthrie E. Martin, 90 of Maunie died Wednesday morning November 15, 2000 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born February 22, 1910 at Brownsville the son of Henderson M. and Dora E. (Henson) Martin. He married Eulah C. Tolley on September 24, 1966 and she survives.

He is survived by three daughters and son-in-law, Norma Jean and Sam Smith of Evansville, In, Joyce and Roy Wall of Evansville, and Mary Lou and Larry McGehee of Newburgh, In; two brothers and sister-in-law, Ralph Martin of Norris City, and Donald and Barbara Martin of Mt. Vernon, In, one sister, Oneida Biven of Ponca City, Ok; nine grandchildren, Todd McGehee, Duane Mason, Kenny Mason, Jimmy McGehee, Terry Smith, Larry Smith, Gary Smith, Debra Williams, and Mark Smith; also fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Wilson.

Mr. Martin was a retired pipefitter from Bucyrus in Evansville. He had been a member of the Moose and Eagle’s Lodge in Mt. Vernon, In.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Friday November 17, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Brownsville. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday November 16, 2000 at the funeral home.

Willema W. Maier

Willema W. Maier, 86 of Carmi, died Friday morning June 1, 2001 at the Skilled Care Unit of Cornerstone White County Hospital. She was born September 18, 1914 in Crossville, the daughter of Howard and Lena (Finch) Higginson. She married William W.E. "Bill" Maier on July 31, 1938 in Carmi and he preceded her in death on September 15, 1989.

Mrs. Maier was a homemaker. She graduated from Crossville High School in 1932. She had been active in the White County Republican Women’s Group.

She is survived by one daughter, Dr. Barbara Maier of Carmi; one son, Bill Maier of Houston, TX; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Luke and Nathan Maier; one brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Nola Higginson of Nokomis, FL, and one sister, Wanda Madding of Lakeland, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Winnie Dean O’Neal.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 3, 2001 at Stokes Chapel Cemetery near Crossville. No visitation will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. The Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Glen E. Murphy, Sr.

Glen E. Murphy, Sr.,58, of Carmi, died Saturday evening, June 16, 2001 at his home. He was born May 11, 1943 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the son of Carroll and Bertha (Schmittler) Murphy. He married Phyllis Allison on October 19, 1963 in Fairfield and she survives.

He retired after 30 years with Caterpiller in Joliet, where he was a millwright and maintenance worker. He belonged to the Gardner Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Church of God in Grayville.

In addition to his wife Phyllis, he is survived by his mother Bertha of Carmi; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Dwayne & Camille Murphy of Romeoville, Glen Murphy, Jr. of Dwight and Jerry Murphy of Carmi; one daughter and son-in-law, Carmen & Tony Telin of Dwight; six grandchildren, Michelle Telin, Mandi Telin, Ashley Murphy, Alaina Murphy, Dwayne Murphy Jr. and Michael Murphy Lylar; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles & Robin Murphy of Mill Shoals and Carl & Cheryl Murphy of Raytown, MO; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carol Ackley of Lansing, MI and Sheila & Richard Clodfelter of Harrison, MI, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday June 19, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday June 18, 2001 at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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