Georgia Fern Smith
86-year-old Rt. 1 McLeansboro resident, Georgia Fern Smith died at 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She had worked at the former Elder Manufacturing Company in McLeansboro for seven years.
Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Smith; sons, Larry Smith of Independence, Mo., Edward O. Smith of New Boston, Il., and Steve Smith of Mount Vernon, Il.; a daughter, Charlene Carter of Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Katheleen Phillips of McLeansboro; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services for Georgia Fern Smith were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Union Cemetery near Dahlgren.
Visitation was from 4 til 8 Tuesday evening, Dec. 9, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Leonard Leroy "Kayo" Robertson
69 year old Wayne City resident, Leonard Leroy "Kayo" Robertson, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6th, 2003 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Surviving are his wife, Leda Rae Robertson;2 sons, Jim Caldwell and Lindy Caldwell both of Sims; a daughter, Theresa Eastep of Watson, Il.; a sister, Minnie Mae Barrow of Oakland City, Indiana; 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8th at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City. Burial in Thomason Cemetery.
Visitation was from 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8th until the time of service at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.
Donald R. Payne
56 year old Grayville resident, formerly of West Salem, Donald R. Payne, died Friday, Dec. 5th, 2003 at Deaconess Hosptial in Evansville. He was a factory worker at Champion Laboratories in West Salem.
Surviving are 3 daugthers, Marla Kilgore, Carla O'Dell and Kristy Payne, a brother, James Payne; and 5 grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8th at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7th at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.
James J. Briggs
85 year old Albion resident, James J. Briggs, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6th, 2003 at Rest Haven Manor Nursing Home in Albion.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8th at Nales Funeral Home in Albion. Burial in Graceland Cemetery.
Visitation was from noon Monday, Dec. 8th until the time of service at Nales Funeral Home in Albion.
Memorials may be made to the Edwards County Senior Citizens.
Luther Dale Shelton
79-year-old Fairfield resident, Luther Dale Shelton died at 2:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 at Casey Care Center, Mt. Vernon.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Mae Shelton of Fairfield; three daughters, Patricia Hunt of Peoria, Linda Bopp of Fairfield, and Shell Kaufman of Dahlgren; one sister, Beulah Bobbit of Peoria, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Luther Dale Shelton were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Victory General Baptist Church northwest of Fairfield with burial at Victory Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion of McLeansboro.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the Victory General Baptist Church.
90-year-old Ellery resident, Barbara Bunnage died at 12:15 Friday morning, Dec. 5, 2003 at Burgin Manor in Olney.
Survivors include three nephews, James Bunnage of Ellery, Greg Richardson of Rockford, Il., and Ed Cox of Naples, Fla., a sister-in-law, Ruby White of Griffith, Ind., a great-niece Anne Annis of Olney, several great-nephews and two great-great-nephews.
Funeral services for Barbara Bunnage were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion with burial in McKendree Cemetery at Mount Erie.
Visitation was from 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, until the time of service at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.
Memorials may be made to the Edwards County senior Citizens Center of Albion.
Karen Kay Lacy
48-year-old Blanchard, Michigan resident, Karen Kay Lacy died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mount Pleasant Michigan. She had worked as a secretary at Montabella Schools for nearly 15 years.
Survivors include her children, Bethany Allison Lacy of Blanchard, Mi., Ann Claire Lacy of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Marissa Johnette Lacy of Blanchard; her parents, John and Shirley Cox of McLeansboro; a sister, Robby Lynn White of Georgia and a special friend, Marilyn Judd of St. Louis, Michigan.
Funeral services for Karen Kay Lacy were at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Blanchard, Michigan American Legion Hall.
The Stebbins-McCullough Chapel in Edmore, Michigan was in charge of the arrangments, with assistance provided by the Gholson Funeral H ome in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to the family of Karen Kay Lacy.
62-year-old Golden Gate native, Wilene Paul of Wright City, Mo. died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at her home. She had been employed at a nursing home in Missouri.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Muller and Barbara Awlston of Wright City, Mo.; two sons, David and Everett Paul of Wright City; two sisters, Genevieve Sanders of El Cahon, Calif., and Charlene O'Dell of Albion.
Funeral services for Wilene Paul were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Pittman Funeral Home in Warrenton, Mo.
Visitation was from 4 til 8 Friday evening, Dec. 5, at the Pittman Funeral Home in Warrenton, Mo.
Hazel M. Carter
80-year-old Springerton resident, Hazel M. Carter died Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. She retired in 1985 from Airtex Products in Fairfield after 42 years of service.
Survivors include a son, David Rister of Princeton, Ind., a daughter, Patsy Musgrave of St. Charles, Mo.; a brother, Lloyd Rister of Fairfield; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Helen Fulkerson and Doris and Buddy Simpson of Fairfield, Juanita Carter of Springerton and Dorothy and Gene Henson of Manchester, Mo.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Hazel M. Carter were at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 6, at the Springerton Christian Church with burial in Hammack Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 til 8 Friday evening, Dec. 5, at the Elledge Funeral Home in Enfield. The Elledge Funeral Home of Enfield is in charge of all the arrangements.
Wilma N. Bowers
87-year-old Dekalb, Ill. resident, Wilma N. Bowers died at 6:42 Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, 2003 in the Kiswaukee Hospital in Dekalb, Ill.
Survivors include two daughters, Ima Jean Hunt of Rochelle, IL and Wilma Fay Watson of Bluford; one brother, Harley Martin of Fairbury; two sisters, Evalee Clark of Opdyke and Alice Taylor of Rochelle, IL; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Wilma N. Bowers were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Hopewell Cemetery at McLeansboro.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Ethel A. Harris
91-year-old Albion resident, Ethel A. Harris died at 6:15 Wednesday evening, December 3, 2003.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Hortin of Albion and Betty Oakley of Newton; a son, Robert Harris of Carthage, Mo.; a sister, Eva Mae Reid of Tremont, Il.; a brother, Delbert Bunting of Albion; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Ethel A. Harris were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at West Villge Christian Church north of Albion.
Visitation was from 5 until 8 Friday evening, Dec. 5, at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. Burial will be in West Village Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the West Village Building Fund.
Betty J. Lambert
80-year-old Centralia resident, Betty J. Lambert died at 8:27 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Doug Lambert of Centralia; a daughter, Debbie Ritchie of Florida; two sisters, June Hunt and Reba Rawls both of McLeansboro, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Betty J. Lambert were at 11 a.m. Monday, June 7 at Irvin Funeral Home with burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Visitation was after 10 a.m. Monday at the Irvin Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Central City Baptist Church and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home.