75 year old Grayville resident, Donald Higginson, died Saturday, June 18th, 2005 at his home. He sold oilfield supplies and equipment in Grayville for many years, and was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War.
Surviving are his ex-wife and soulmate, Barbara Higginson of Grayville; a brother Gordon L. Higginson of Benton, Il.; 4 sisters, Phyllis Hayes of Fort Pierce, Florida, Dolores Elliott of Olney, and Lisa Michels and Lois Helm both of Cowling, Il.
Funeral services for Donald Higginson were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21st at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Burial in Antioch Cemetery near Cowling, with military rites at the graveside.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 20th at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.
83 year old Rae Gaither of Evansville, Indiana, formerly of Albion, died Saturday, June 18th, 2005 at the VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, Indiana.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Karen Glazier of Newburgh, Indiana and Judy Lutz of Evansville, Indiana; a son, John Gaither of West Salem; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Rae Gaither were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 20th at Graceland Cemetery in Albion.
Memorials may be made to the Edwards County Senior Citizens Center in Albion.
Browning Funeral Home in Evansville, Indiana was in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Fairfield resident, June Dunlap, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, June 16th, 2005.
Surviving are 2 sons, Ron of Fairfield and Jack Robert Dunlap of Puyallup, Washington; 2 daughters, Rose Ann Ile of Albion and Carolyn Headlee of McLeansboro; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for June Dunlap were at 11:30 Monday morning, June 20th at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial in Hardenville Cemetery in Hardenville, Il.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. Monday, June 20th until the time of service at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Mary L. Montgomery
81-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma resident, Mary L. Montgomery died at 5 a.m. Thursday, June 9th, 2005.
Survivors include two nephews, Richard Montgomery of Fairfield, and Leslie Montgomery of Caseyville, and one niece, Beth King of Atlanta, Georgia.
Graveside services for Mary L. Montgomery were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield. There will be no visitation.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield was in charge of all the arrangements.
Bernice Laverne (Dorris) Naney
80 year old former Grayville resident, Bernice Laverne (Dorris) Naney, died Saturday, June 18th, 2005 at White County Medical Center Hospital in Carmi. She was a retired bookkeeper and worked for many years at Harris Drilling Company in Grayville.
Surviving are a son, John Alan Naney of Mt. Carmel; a daughter, Kathryn Brown of Carmi; a brother, James "Bill" Dorris of Ocala, Florida; a sister, Mildred Hill of Hemet, California; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 4 nephews, one niece and several cousins and great-nephews in the area.
Mrs. Naney's remains were cremated, and a graveside service was held Monday, June 20th at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
The Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville was in charge of the arrangements.
84-year-old Fairfield resident, Jack Richards died at 5:18 Wednesday evening, June 15, 2005 at the Flora Healthcare Center. He was a retired timber worker.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma of Fairfield; sons, Duane Richards of Melbourne, Fla., and James Richards of Durango, Colorado; adaughter, Judith Richards of Fairhope, Alabama; a brother, Gene Richards of Poplar Bluff, Mo., a sister, Lorene Stinnett of Southerland, Oregon; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Jack Richards were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 til 8 Friday evening, June 17, at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.
Memorials may be made to the Flora Healthcare Center.
Jasper Lewis Morris
61-year-old McLeansboro resident, Jasper Lewis Morris died at 12:02 Wednesday morning, June 15, 2005, at Enfield Healthcare Center. He had been a steel worker for Jones and Laughlin Steel in Hennepin, Il.
Surviving are 5 children, Sonya Book of Fairfield, Shannon Leah of Crossville, Mark Russell of McLeansboro, Jamie Lewis Morris of Decatur and Jeff Morris of Olivet, Michigan; 3 sisters, Donna Deen of McLeansboro, Judi Wingler of Springfield, Il. and Kay Stoetzel of Sun Lakes, Arizona; a brother, Gary Morris of Enfield; and 4 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Jasper Lewis Morris were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18th at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Burial in Oddfellows Cemetery at McLeansboro.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 17th at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Mary L. Wright
78-year-old Fairfield resident, Mary L. Wright died at 4:05 Wednesday morning, June 15, 2005, at Way-Fair Restorium in Fairfield.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Wright of Fairfield; a son, Tommy Martin of Wayne City; daughters, Linda Mills of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Carmon Geanne Swafford of Ypsilanti, Mi.; a brother-in-law, David Wright of Geff; a sister-in-law, Judy Wright of Fairfield; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be no formal funeral services.
The Richardson Funeral Home of Wayne City is in charge of all the arrangements.
Leslie Lee Ganieany
82-year-old Bluford resident, Leslie Lee Ganieany died Sunday morning, June 12, 2005, at Blessings Hospital in Quincy, Ill. He had been a farmer, and operated Les's Sawmill in Farrington Township for many years. He was a WW II Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served with Gen. George Patton's Third Army in the Battle of the Bulge, earning a Purple Heart.
Survivors include sons, Rev. Leland Genieany of Bluford, Jerry Ganieany of Banner, and Rev. Luther Ganieany of Ina; a daughter, Una French of Dix; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Leslie Lee Ganieany were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery with full military rites provided by the American Legion Post 141 of Mount Vernon.
Visitation was from 5 til 8 Tuesday evening, June 14, at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.
Memorials may be made to the Union Chapel Cemetery, and will be accepted at the Osborne Funearl Home in Dix.
Donna L. Goff
50-year-old Fairfield resident, Donna L. Goff died at 8:40 Saturday evening, June 11, 2005, at Fairfield Memorial Hosital.
Survivors include brothers, Robert Taylor of Texas, Carl Taylor, Jr. of Clay city and Randy Taylor of Fairfield; a step-sister, Dianna Sue Bottoff of Illinois; sisters, Patricia Hallam of Albin, Jean Taylor and Connie Rockwood of Clay City, Tammy Miller of Lawrenceville nd Barbara Lewis of London, S. Carolina.
Funeral services for Donna L. Goff were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the Neal Funeral Home in Louisville, Ill. with burial in the Oskaloosa Cemetery near Xenia.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at the Neal Funeral Home in Louisville.
Dorothy Mae Henson
89-year-old Xenia resident, Dorothy Mae Henson died at 9:37 Saturday evening, June 11, 2005, at Cisne Health Care Center in Cisne. She had been a homemaker, a truck driver, and a farmer.
Survivors include close friends, Bill and Marjorie Stewart of Xenia.
Funeral Services for Dorothy Mae Henson were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with burialin the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Xenia.
Visitation was 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, until the time of service at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.
50 year old Rt. 1 McLeansboro resident, Dennis Link, died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday, June 12th, 2005 at his home. He had been assistant maintenance manager for the Hamilton County Unit 10 School District. He had also been a member of the McLeansboro Fire Department for ten years.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Link; his parents, jack and Peggy Link of McLeansboro; a son, Adam Link of McLeansboro; two step-sons, Josh Gibbs of Spring Hill, Fla., and D. K. York of McLeansboro; two brothers, David and Mark Link, both of McLeansboro.
Funeral services for Dennis Link were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Little Springs Cemetery near McLeansboro.
Visitation was from 4 til 8 Monday evening, June 13, at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.