Dennis C. Elliott Jr.
78-year-old Grayville resident, Dennis C. Elliott Jr. died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 2004 at his home.
Survivors include his wife Patricia; children, Dennis W. Elliott of Mt. Carmel, Philip J. Elliott of Gillette, WY, Benny J. Elliott of Grayville, Kathy L. Thompson of Grayville, Cindy Elliott of Evansville, IN; two brothers, Steve Elliott of Victorville, CA and Bud Elliott of Grayville; one sister, Suzanne Roosevelt of Albion, 15 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville. Military rites at the gravesite by the VFW Post 3851.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.
The Searby Funeral Home of DuQuoin was in charge of the arrangements.
Charles "Chuck" Slankard
84-year-old Fairfield resident, Charles "Chuck" Slankard died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in the Emergency Room. A veteran of WW II, he had been employed in the maintenance department at Airtex.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Fairfield; two sons, Charles R. of Fairfield and Dennis R. Slankard of Flora; a daughter, Betty L. Simpson of Fairfield; a brother, William Lester "Pete" Slankard of Noble; two sisters, Lena Henton of Fairfield; Joyce Freeland of Cisne; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Charles Henry Slankard were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Maple Hill Cemetery at Fairfield.
Visitation was from 6 until 8 Friday evening, Nov. 26, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Bobbie Owen Garrison
71-year-old rural Sims resident, Bobbie Owen Garrison died at 3:49 Tuesday morning, Nov. 23, 2004 at her home.
Survivors include his wife, Lelah Garrison of Sims; a daughter, Annette Ligon of Geff; a son, Harold Garrison of Godfrey, Il., five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services for Bobbie Owen Garrison were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Pin Oak Cemetery.
Visitation was from noon Saturday until the time of service at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
85-year-old Piopolis resident, Elizabeth Lueke died at 10:55 Wednesday evening, April 7, 2004 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
Funeral services for Elizabeth Lueke are pending at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
James Clayton Miller
86-year-old former Wayne City resident, James Clayton Miller of Leesburg, Florida, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004 in Florida. A veteran of WW II, he had been employed as an accountant at Ford Motor Company in Detroit.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Meyers Miller; two sons, Clayton Miller of Detroit and Kevin Miller of Ancaster, Ontario; two daughters, Marilyn Smith of New Hudson, Michigan and Candace Miller of Wyoming; six grandsons, one granddaughter, two sisters, Alma Irwin of Wayne City and Jenny Kelly of Cynthiana, Indiana; a brother, Bob Miller of Florida, and a sister-in-law, Lubine Barnard of Fairfield.
Mr. Miller's body has been cremated and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Aaron Lavonne Sarks
73-year-old Enoy, Arizona resident, formerly of Wayne County, Aaron Lavonne Sarks died Sunday, March 28, 2004 at St. Luke's Hospital in Phoenix, Az. He was retired from operating a trucking company in Alaska.
Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Reel of Casa Grrande, Az., Debbie Scott of Plattsville, Tenn., and Beth Flowers of Kenai, Alaska; one son, Paul Edward Sarks of Kenai, Alaska, four sisters, Evelyn Jackson of Fairfield, Ann Dial of Sandwich, Il., Paula Gregory and Becky Carter, both of Geff.
Funeral services for Aaron Lavonne Sarks are pending at a funeral home in Kenai, Alaska.
Charles A. Sinnett
77-year-old Fairfield resident, Charles A. Sinnett died at 6:42 Tuesday morning, April 6, 2004 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
He had been a City Employee.
Survivors include his companion, June Dunlap of Fairfield; two sisters, Irene Sinnett of Cisne and Elsie Canull of Bridgeport, Ill.
Graveside services for Charles A. Sinnett will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield with full military rites at the gravesite.
Visitation will be from noon Thursday until the time of service at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Carl S. DeJournett
75-year-old Bluford resident, Carl S. DeJournett died at 6:55 Monday evening, April 5, 2004 at Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon. He was a longtime farmer and had been an employee of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Mae DeJournett of Bluford; sons, David Carl DeJournett of Bluford, Timothy Allen DeJournett of Keenes, and Stephen Daniel DeJournett of Bluford; daughters, Becky Lynn Catron of Bluford, Myrna Kay Huff of Bluford; brothers Loren DeJournett of Mt. Zion, Il., and Robert DeJournett of Bluford; sisters, Leona Greko of Saginaw, Mich., Betty Catron of Bluford, Ruth Wilson of Mt. Venron, and Barbara Ilson of Mt. Vernon; 12 grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Carl S. DeJournett will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the New Home General Baptist Church near Bluford.
Visitation will be frfom 5 til 8 Wednesday evening, April 7, at the Osborn Funeral home in Dix, and from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of service at the New Home General Baptist Church near Bluford.
Fred "Ted" Dickerson
67 year old Barnhill resident, Fred "Ted" Dickerson, died at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday, April 6th, 2004 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He owned and operated Dickerson Fence Company in Fairfield.
Survivors include his wife, Janet of Barnhill; a daughter, Amy Short of Galatia; a son, Brent Thomason of Barnhill; a sister, Pat Flynn of Oklahoma, and a brother, Jim Dickerson of St. Louis; three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Fred "Ted" Dickerson will be 10:30 Friday, April 9, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Victory Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Thursday evening, April 8, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the V.A. Hospital in Marion, IL.
Kenneth L. Koontz
64-year-old Carmi resident, Kenneth L. Koontz died at 6:40 Wednesday morning, April 7, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. A native of Fairfield, he owned and operated Koontz Services, Inc. in Grayville. He had also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Lois; his morhter, Lora Koontz of Fairfield; a daughter, Lisa Jo Hetzel of Carmi; two sons, Martin Kenneth Koontz of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Mark Francis Koontz of Carmi; four grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Newby of Fairfield and Ann Green of Oklahoma; five brothers, Richard, Kennard, Donnie and Roger Koontz, all of Fairfield; and Gary Koontz of Carterville, Il.
Funeral services for Kenneth L. Koontz will be 10:30 Friday, April 9, at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Graveside Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 224 and the VFW Post 3851 of Carmi.
Visitation will be 5 til 8 Thursday evening, April 8, at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lee Edward "Bill" Gash
80-year-old Fairfield native, Lee Edward "Bill" Gash died at 12:30 Tuesday morning, April 6, 2004 at Hiland Manor in Elko, Nevada. A veteran of WW II, he had worked in the oilfields of southern Illinois for many years, and later in the gold mines of Nevada.
Survivors include a daughter, Billy Reynolds of Wayne City; three sons, Larry, Steve and Denny Lee of the western U.S., a sister, Mary Mann of Fairfield, an aunt, Pauline Gash of Fairfield; and two nieces, Sally Fitch of Cisne and Judy Oberle of Cisne.
Graveside services for Bee Edward "Bill" Gash will be 4 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the Batttle Mountain Cemetery in Battle Mountain Nevada. The Burns Funeral Home in Elko, Nevada is in charge of all the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the VFW.
72-year-old Olney resident, James Orrel died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at the Olney Care Center in Olney. He was a diesel/hydraulic mechanic for Hi Reach Aerial Equipment Company in Florida, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria; a son, Barry of North Dakota and one grandchild.
Funeral services for James Orrel will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, at the Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem with burial in the Moravian Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Frudan until the time of service at the Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem.
Memorials may be made to the Moravian Cemetery Fund