56-year-old former Albion resident, Douglas Mitchell of Raleigh, North Carolina died Wednesday, Aug. 4th, 2004 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. He was a sales representative for Metro Telecom Communications.
Survivors include his mother, Georgia, a sister, Denise Duncan of Browns, a special friend, Donna Butler of Albion; a niece Brandi Stennett of Albion, a nephew Kristopher Duncan of Albion, a great-nephew Marcus Stennett and Great Neice, Mackenzie Stennett.
Funeral services for Douglas Mitchell were at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 8 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion with burial at a later date.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. Sunday, August 8 until the time of service at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Velda M. Morrow
75-year-old former Albion resident, Velda M. Morrow of Atoka, Tennessee died Sunday, August 1, 2004 in Tipton County, Tennessee. She was a former school bus driver at Brownsville, Il., and a former member of the Mattoon and Albion First Southern Baptist Churches.
Survivors include a son, James W. Morrow of Ardmore, Alabama; daughters, Fran M. Sestina of Atoka, Tn., and Peggy L. Jones of Naples, Fla.; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Velda M. Morrow were at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 5 at the Campground Cemetery at Mattoon.
Visitation was from noon til 1:30 Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5, at the Schillings Funeral Home in Mattoon.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society or the Senior Citizens.
Eldon L. Long
88-year-old Fairfield resident, Eldon L. Long died 9:35 Wednesday evening, August 4, 2004 at Wayfair in Fairfield.
Survivors include two nieces, Dolora Porter and Roberta Jones; a nephew, Eldred Simpson of Fairfield.
Funeral services for Eldon L. Long were at 1 p.m. Friday, August 6, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in the Veterans Section of Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was from noon Friday, August 6 until the time of service at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
94-year-old Carmi resident, Addie Fitzgerald died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at the White County Medical Center in Carmi. She had worked as a cook for many years at several area restaurants and clubs.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Addie Fitzgerald were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 6th at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Burial in Centerville Cemetery north of Carmi.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 5th at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.
Memorials may be made to the White County Senior Citizen Center.
65-year-old Carmi resident, Mary Horste died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at the White County Medical Center in Carmi.
Survivors include her son, Phillip Horste of Healdton, OK; three grandchildren, Haley, Hank and Harmony Horste; and two nephews.
Funeral services for Mary Horste were at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6h at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Burial will be in Stokes Cemetery near Crossville.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville.
Memorials may be made to the Carmi Church of Christ.
Elsie Mae Keen Cross
89-year-old Fairfield resident, Elsie Mae Keen Cross died at 5:55 Tuesay morning, August 3, 2004 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She had been a self-employed seamstress.
Survivors include two sons, John Phillip Cross of Olney and Rodney Cross of Fairfield; a daughter, Harriet Nale of Fairfield; a sister, Virginia Johnson of Oglesby, Il., five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Elsie Mae Keen Cross was 10:30 Friday, August 6, at the Union C.P. Church southeast of Fairfield with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation were from 5 til 8 Thursday evening, August 5, at Nales funeral Home in Fairfield and 9:30 Friday morning until the time of service Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Union C.P. Church or the Fairfield C.P. Church Christian Life Center.
Martha Marie Rector
85 year old Albion resident, Martha Marie Rector, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville.
Surviving are a sister, Margurite Bond of Calvin, Il. and 2 half-brothers, Byrom Ward of Calvin and Robert Ward of Grayville, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Martha Marie Rector were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 6th at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery south of Albion.
Visitation was held from 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 6th until the time of service at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.
77 year old rural Albion resident, Leonard Garman, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, October 9th, 2004 at his home. He was a WW II Army Veteran.
Surviving are his wife Wanda; 2 daughters, Judy Mason and Jana Ibbotson both of Albion; 2 sisters, Terry Beehn of Texas and Vernadine Goodson of Mt. Carmel; a brother, Todd of Missouri; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Leonard Garman were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 13th at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. Burial in Graceland Cemetery with full military rites at the graveside.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 12th at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois.
95 year old West Salem resident, Laura Gray, died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, October 9th, 2004 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. She had worked as a seamstress for Johnney Manufacturing Company for several years.
Surviving are 4 grandchildren, Becky K. Goodwin and Larry R. Davidson both of Olney, Gary W. Davidson of West Salem and Linda J. Hall of Bedford, Indiana; 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Laura Gray were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 12th at the First Christian Church in West Salem. Burial in Moravian Cemetery in West Salem.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. at the First Christian Church in West Salem.
The Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem was in charge of the arrangements.
Glen D. Schmidt
69 year old Grayville resident, formerly of Henderson, Kentucky, Glen D. Schmidt, died Friday, October 8th, 2004 at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. He had been a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife Mary Ruth; a son, Jay of Birmingham, Alabama; a step-son, Alan Shorb of Carmi; 3 daughters, Sharon Gifford of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Lori Graber of London, Ohio and Amy Schmidt of Winterhaven, Florida; 2 step-daughters, Bernice Hall of Danville, Indiana and Dava Shorb of Carbondale, Il.; a brother, Gerald of Lagrange, Indiana; a sister, Marjorie Loschky of Milford Center, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Glen D. Schmidt were at 1 p.m. Monday, October 11th at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Mr. Schmidt's remains will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later time in Milford Center, Ohio.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. Monday, October 11th until the time of service at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.
Katherine Irene Baxter
82-year-old Albion resident, Katherine Irene Baxter died at 9:30 Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, 2004 at her home.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Harold Baxter; four daughters, Shirley Trott of Albion, Linda Kinsey of Evansville, Ind., Lanna Kemper of Tilden, Il., and Patricia Williams of Odon, Indiana; two sons, Charles Henry Baxter of Albion and Keith Lavern Baxter of Albion; three sisters, Mary Reeves of Ironton, Mo., Louise Chappell of Mount Carmel and Marjorie Cessna of Bridgeport, Il.; two brothers, J.F. McNew of Sumner and Richard McNew of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 14 grandchildren and 11 gret-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Katherine Irene Baxter were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion with burial in Graceland Cemetery at Albion.
Visitation was from 6 til 8 Friday evening, Oct. 8, at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southeastern, Illinois.