White County Obituaries

Paul L. Trefftzs

     Paul L. Trefftzs, 65 of Carmi died Saturday evening January 8, 2000 at his residence.  He was born March 13, 1934 in Sparta the son of Howard Lester and Laura Lucille (Wasson) Trefftzs.  He was married to Elizabeth Ann Boyd on August 2, 1958 in Coulterville, and she survives.

    Paul purchased the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in 1976, and then purchased the Elledge Funeral Homes in 1989.  He operated both until his retirement in April of 1999.  He was honored this past June for having been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 40 years from the Illinois Funeral Directors Association in Springfield, where he remains a member.  he had served as White County Coroner.  he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Carmi V.F.W. Post #3851, and the Carmi American Legion Post #224.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge #260 in Mattoon.  He was a member of the First Christian Church.

    He is survived by his wife, one son, Dennis Trefftzs of Carmi; one daughter and son-in-law, Louisa and Fred Blessing of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Rhiannon Mitchell and Laura Mitchell both of Fairfield, and Denny and Devin Trefftzs both of Carmi, and one step-granddaughter,  Ashley Blessing of Fairfield; one sister and brother-in-law, Salle and curt Kent of Stillwater, OK.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with Robby King officiating.  Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2000 at the funeral home.

Chester E. Taylor

Chester E. Taylor, 81, formerly of Crossville, died early Tuesday morning, April 24, 2001 at White County Skilled Care. He was born September 2, 1919 in Brownsville, the son of Lawrence L. and Josephine (Wilson) Taylor. He married Viola Garner on March 19,1958 in Crossville and she preceded him in death on September 20, 1990.

Mr. Taylor was a WWII Army veteran. He was a life-long farmer in the Crossville and Garnerville area. He was a beekeeper, raising up to 120 hives of honeybees. He was a member of Crossville Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by 2 sisters Effie Holleman of Carmi and Cora Lindon of Crossville; nieces & nephews and their spouses, Ray & Roy Holleman of Carmi, Dwight & Debbie Wilson of Crossville, Robert & Kris Lindon of Naperville, Delores & Larry Harter of Mechanicsburg, Mary & Gary Cates of Carmi, Donna & Ken Reeder of Ft. Branch, In, Denise & Larry Burnett of Crossville, and Maryetta Taylor of Carmi. Also survived by several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Burrell Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2001 at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Kuykendall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at the funeral home.

Obits: The Carmi Times, October 26, 2002, White County, Illinois
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Name TUCK, Richard T.
Spouse Living
Parents Richard Townsend Tuck and Berte Tuck (nee Boyd) (deceased)
Date of Birth 2 April 1919
Age 83
City and County of Birth Carmi, White County, IL
Formerly of Murray, KY
Date of Death Tuesday, 1 October 2002
City and County of Death Murray, KY (at home)
Funeral Arrangements by J.H. Churchill Funeral Home, Murray, Kentucky
Date of Newspaper 2 October 2002
Name of Newspaper The Carmi Times, http://www.carmitimes.com

Additional Information
Mr. Tuck served as advertising manager of The Carmi Times and a partner in White County Hometown Press, Inc (late 70s)

Mr. Tuck also has living relatives in Russellville, KY, Calvert City, KY, St. Louis, MO, and Louisville, KY

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