OBITUARIES


Larry Allen Perry

July 22, 1946 - February 14, 2013

Larry Allen Perry, 66, of Grayville, IL, one of the victims of the Jan. 26 explosion at the Goff and Pruitt Drilling Co. building in Grayville, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born July 22, 1946, in Mt. Vernon, IL, the son of L.D. and Constance P. (Franklin) Perry. He was married to Sharon Kay (Fiock) Perry and she survives.

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Edward Davis

April 4, 1947 - February 9, 2013

Edward Doyle Davis, 65, of Crossville, IL, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at his home. He was born April 4, 1947, in Martinsville, IN, the son of Mel and Helen (Bachelor) Davis. He was married to Pamella A. (Hinman) Davis and she survives.

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Anita S. Stratton

August 19, 1960 - February 1, 2013

Anita S. Stratton, 52, of Mt. Carmel, IL, formerly of Crossville, IL, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was the daughter of Don and Vera Terrell of Phillipstown, IL, and was born in St. Paul, MN.

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Blanche Craft

September 19, 1919 - January 31, 2013

Blanche Craft, 93, of Grayville, Illinois, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was born September 19, 1919, in Kansas, Illinois, the daughter of Homer and Cleo (Rankin) Bennett. She was married to George B. “Tex” Craft and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2012. Blanche was a homemaker.

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Robert “Bob” Pottorff

1935 - January 28, 2013

Robert “Bob” Pottorff, 78, of Shasta Lake, CA, formerly of Grayville, IL, died Thursday, January 24, 2013. Per his wishes, his body was cremated. A graveside service with military rites will be at 10 am, Friday, June 28th at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

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Bernice Dorothy Carter

December 9, 1916 - January 26, 2013

Bernice Dorothy Carter, 96, of Grayville, Illinois, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. She was born December 9, 1916, in Crowell, Texas, the daughter of Robert Rufus “R.R.” and Hattie Moss (Wade) Rochell. She was married to Alfred E. Carter and he preceded her in death in the year 2000. She was a member of the Crossville Missionary Baptist Church, a farm wife and homemaker. Her family was of utmost importance to her.

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Vernell Bates

July 31, 1917 - January 26, 2013

Myrtle Vernell Bates, 95, of Grayville, IL, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. She was born July 31, 1917, in Herald, IL, the daughter of Fred and Effie (Aud) Browning. She married Dallas Bates on February 2, 1935, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1992. She was a homemaker.

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Eden Gooding “Pat” Nelson

January 25, 1934 - January 24, 2013

Eden Gooding “Pat” Nelson, 78, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at his home in Carmi, Illinois. Born January 25, 1934 in Wright City, Texas, Pat was the son of the late David Roebuck and Tessie Evalene (Thomas) Nelson, and the grandson of Choctaw original enrollees Eden Gooding and Laura (Ashford) Nelson. He lived a rich, full life, loved dearly by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Fobar) Nelson, and their children Lea Ann Richmond, Jeff Nelson and Steve Nelson.

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Vern LeRoy Martin

September 20, 1935 - January 20, 2013

Vern LeRoy Martin, 77, of Calvin, IL, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born September 20, 1935, in Calvin, the son of John Vern and Virginia Louise (Daniels) Martin. On September 4, 1956, he married Eldora Irene Deal and she survives.

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Brenda Kaye McClure

November 11, 1951 - January 14, 2013

Brenda Kaye McClure, 61, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, January 14, 2013, at her home. She was born November 11, 1951, in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Wanda (Clark) McClure. She was a nurse and enjoyed reading and genealogy.

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