Wilfred "Foxy" Smith
86 year old McLeansboro resident, Wilfred "Foxy" Smith, died at 6:03 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14th, 2005 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a daughter, Janice Winter of Burnt Prarie; a son, Wendell Smith of Mt. Erie; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Smith of Wayne City; 2 sisters, Rosemary Cuka of Chino Valley, Arizona and Ruby DeBeaux of Aurora, Colorado; a sister-in-law, Wilma Wigging of Evansville, Indiana; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and special friends, Bill and Jean Sneed and family, Joyce and Dave Edwards, Darrell, Angie and Star Sneed.
Funeral services for Wilfred "Foxy" Smith were at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17th at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Burial in Oddfellows Cemetery in McLeansboro.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16th at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Robert J. Kreher
86-year-old McLeansboro resident, Robert J. Kreher died Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at his home. A veteran of WW II, he was a retired farmer and mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Irma Kreher; two daughters, Karen Endicott of McLeansboro and Lois VanWinkle of Dahlgren; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Robert J. Kreher were at 10 a.m. Friday, January 14, at St. Clements Catholic Church in McLeansboro with burial in St. John's Cemetery at Piopoolis with full military rites performed by the American Legion Post Number 106.
Visitation was from 5 til 8 Thursday evening, January 13, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.
63-year-old Fairfield resident, Kenny Nixon died at 10:06 Wednesday evening, January 12, 2005, at WayFair in Fairfield. He had been a horse groomer.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Nixon of Cisne; two daughters, Debra Lyons of Fairfield and Cassandra Nixon of Cisne. Four brothers, Gene, Henry and Dean Nixon all of Fairfield and Harold of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Janice Lamp of Mount Vernon and Maxine Nixon of Washington Park, Il. two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Kenny Nixon were 2 p.m. Sunday, January 16 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Richland Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 until 8 Saturday evening, January 15, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Verna L. Hughes
76 year old Carmi resident, Verna L. Hughes, died Saturday, Jan. 8th, 2005 at the home of her daughter, Jeana Hutchcraft in Mt. Vernon, Il.
Surviving are her husband Don; a son, Steve of Veradale, Washington; 2 daughters, Lesa Morlan and Jeana Hutchcraft both of Mt. Vernon, Il.; a brother, Bill Cleveland of Grayville; 2 sisters, Ganath Lucas of Crossville and Betty Sue Patterson of Grayville; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Verna L. Hughes were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13th at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Burial in Stokes Cemetery near Crossville.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12th at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.
Herschel F. Groff
84 year old Grayville resident Herschel F. Groff died Saturday, Jan. 8th, 2005 at Meadowwood Nursing Home in Grayville. He was a business manager and administrator for oil distribution companies and the public health department.
He is survived by his wife Rebecca; a son and daughter-in-law Jim and Andi Groff of New Baden, IL; two sisters-in-law Maynette Alcorn of Grayville and Rose Maruyama of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; three nephews Peter Groff of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tim Alcorn of Grayville, and Mike Alcorn of Henderson, Nevada; three grandchildren Susan Groff of San Francisco, CA, Pam Groff of Arlington, VA, and Nancy Harrison of Winnsboro, TX.
Funeral services for Herschel F. Groff were at Tuesday, Jan. 11th at 10am at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Visitation was from 4-7pm Monday, Jan. 10th from 4-7pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grayville Library Building Fund and may be made at Cook Funeral Chapel.
Richard "Dick" Lehr
83 year old Fairfield resident, Richard "Dick" Lehr, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9th, 2005 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He had served as a retired teacher, coach and referee for 36 years. He had been inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Referee and the Illinois Baseball Hall of Fame as a Coach. A WW II veteran, he served as a pilot in the Navy. He is a graduate of Albion High School and Eastern Illinois University.
Survivors include his wife, Becky, a daughter, Nola Lazzeri of Lakewood, Colorado, a son, Todd Lehr of Fairfield; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Richard "Dick" Lehr were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, at Nales Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Anthony Wayne Post 176 American Legion and the Wayne Memorial Post 4535 of the VFW.
Visitation was from 5 til 7 Tuesday evening, January 11 at Nale's Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to the Fairfield Little League Baseball Association and will be accepted at Nales Funeral Home in Fairfield.
50-year-old Fairfield resident, Scott Holroyd died Monday, February 7, 2005, in the Emergency Room at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Among his survivors are his wife, Susie, his father, Richard Holroyd of New York, a daughter, Tina Lee of Fairfield; a sister, Carlene Farrell of Nevada; brothers, Blane Holroyd of Cisne, Shawn Farrell of Florida, William Ferrell of New York and Jack Holroyd of Florida; 1 grandchild and 1 step-grandchild.
Funeral services for Scott Holroyd were 2 p.m. Friday, February 11 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 til 8 Thursday evening, Feb. 10, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
92 year old McLeansboro resident, Mrs. Ruth Fann, died at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6th, 2005 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was a retired inspector for Owens Glass Company in Alton and had also worked as a nurse's aid at Mount Pleasant Iowa Mental Health Facility.
Survivors include a brother, John Edwards of McLeansboro; nephews, Bill Edwards of Scranton, Pa., and David Skundrich of Jackson, Michigan; nieces, Carmen Edwards of Phoenix, Az., and Nancy Brakeville of Alton, Ill., a great nehew and niece, Bill Edwards of Holiday, Fla., and Teresa French of McLeansboro.
Funeral services for Ruth Fann were 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near McLeansboro.
Visitation was from 5 til 8 Thursday evening, Feb. 10, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
85-year-old Rinard resident, Rosemary Flexter died at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at the Flora Healthcare Center in Flora. She was a housewife, and previously worked as a waitress.
Survivors include three sons David Flexter of Dix, Kevin Flexter of Sumner, and Kenneth Flexter of Rinard; a sister Maxine Lee of Fairfield; two brothers Floyd Cushman of Casey and Lew Cushman of Texas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Rosemary Flexter were at 10:30am Friday, Feb. 11th at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne with burial in Bunker Cemetery at Rinard.
Visitation was from 6-8 Thursday evening Feb. 10th at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Parkinson Disease Association.
84-year-old Rt. 2 Wayne City resident, Reyburn Peddicord died at 5:15 Tuesday evening, Feb. 8, 2005 at his home. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include a son, Steven B. Peddicord of Wayne City; daughters, Dorris Friend of Wilmington, Il., and Nancy Simson of Bluford; a sister, Faith Webber of Fort Wayne, Ind., seven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Reyburn Peddicord were 10:30 Friday morning, Feb. 11 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with burial in Bailey Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 til 8 Thursday evening, Feb. 10, at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.
Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice.
Dr. Paul Burkitt
88-year-old Fairfield resident, Dr. Paul Burkitt died at 6 a.m. at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005. He was a retired veterinarian and WWI veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Eileen Burkitt; two daughters, Paula Jeanne Nally of Evansville, IN, Mary Faye Banker of Fairfield; one son, Kenneth Wayne Burkitt of Mt. Carmel; three sisters, Maxine Barrett of Venice, FL, Callie Hawkins of Tulsa, OK, and Mary Helen Kiger of Largo Fl, 8 granchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Dr. Paul Burkitt were at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11th at the First Christian Church in Fairfield. Burial at Maple Hill Cemetery with full military rites at the gravesite.
Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10th at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to the Cardio-vascular divison of Washington Univesity School of Medicine in care of Michael Caine - Director in St. Louis. Memorials will be accepted at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
74-year-old Fairfield resident, Voris Thomason died at 9:30 Sunday morning, Feb. 6, 2005, at his home in Fairfield. He was retired from Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative, and was a member and deacon of Kings Chapel Church near Fairfield.
Survivors is his wife, Marie Thomason of Fairfield; five sons, Ron of Eldorado, Jack of McLeansboro, Dean of browns, Brad of Carrier Mills, and Jerry of Fairfield; two sisters, Ora Ellen McDowell of Mattoon and Elouise Porter of Centralia; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Voris Glen Thomason were 2 p.m. Thursday, February 10, at Kings Chapel Church with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 til 8 Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield and from noon until the time of service Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Kings Chapel Church, the Whitney Thomason Mission Fund, or Hospice of Southeastern Illinois.