OBITUARIES


David L. Erwin

David L. Erwin

June 16, 1970 - November 12, 2013

David L. Erwin, 43, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 12th at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana. He was born June 16, 1970, in Carmi, the son of Eddie and Roetta (Churchwell) Erwin. He was married to Lisa (Funk) Erwin and she survives.

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Nellie Leona Ridens

August 12, 1918 - November 11, 2013

Nellie Leona Ridens, 95, of Crossville, Illinois, died Monday, November 11, 2013, at her home. She was born August 12, 1918, in Geff, Illinois, the daughter of Nelson and Maggie (Hansbraugh) Sons. She was married to Joe Alldredge and he preceded her in death. She later married Melvin “Bingo” Ridens and he, too, preceded her in death.

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Bernita Patricia Ellen Stinson

June 29, 1931 - November 10, 2013

Bernita Patricia Ellen Stinson, 82, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday November 10, 2013, at Deaconess Hospice Care in Evansville, Indiana. She was born June 29, 1931, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Alice (Rosewitz) Dartt. She was married to Shelby Ray Stinson on August 14, 1952, and he preceded her in death on May 17, 2003.

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Joshua R. Gray

July 7, 1988 - November 7, 2013

Joshua R. Gray, 25, of Grayville, Illinois, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on November 7, 2013. He was born on July 7, 1988 in Evansville, Indiana, the son of John and Debbie Gray.

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Charles Richard “Dick” Isbell

September 26, 1946 - November 5, 2013

Charles Richard “Dick” Isbell, 67, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at VNA Charlier Hospice Care in Evansville, Indiana. He was born September 26, 1946, in Evansville, the son of Charles Veachel Isbell and Tressa Evelyn (Haggard) Isbell.

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Lyle C. Best

August 29, 1957 - November 3, 2013

Lyle C. Best, 56, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, November 3, 2013, in Grayville. He was born August 29, 1957, in Fairfield, Illinois, the son of Clayton and Jean (Crooks) Best. He was married to Lisa (Glover) Best and she survives.

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Owen N. Matz, Sr.

September 24, 1917 - October 26, 2013

Owen Norman Matz, 96, Burnt Prairie, passed away Saturday evening, October 26, 2013 at home.
Mr. Matz was born September 24, 1917 in Gray Township, the son of Henry M. “Mike” and Angeline Mae (Casebier) Matz.

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Susan Jane Elder

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June 1, 1937 - October 25, 2013

Susan Jane Elder, 76, of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, October 25, 2013, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville.

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Johnny Ray Farmer, Sr.

Johnny Ray Farmer Sr.

January 17, 1953 - October 15, 2013

Johnny Ray Farmer, Sr., 60, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, died suddenly at his home on October 15, 2013. He was born January 17, 1953, in Harrisburg, Illinois, the son of Orville Hamilton and Sylvia Irene Farmer. He was married to Sue (Keepes) Farmer, and she survives.

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Dorothy A. Utley

July 19, 1928 - October 11, 2013

Dorothy A. Utley, 85, of Crossville, Illinois, died Friday, October 11, 2013, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, Illinois. She was born July 19, 1928, in Edwards County, Illinois, the daughter of Louis and Margaret (Baxley) Longbons. She was married to John Harrison in 1947, and later married Harry J. Utley in 1966. Both of her husbands preceded her in death.

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