OBITUARIES


Perry Edward Whitley, Jr.

August 11, 1952 - January 2, 2013

Perry Edward Whitley, Jr., 60, of Phillipstown, Illinois, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born August 11, 1952, in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Perry E. and Marjorie (Rose) Whitley. He was married to his on-again and off-again childhood sweetheart, Donna Scamahorn, who proudly wore his Cub Scout ring when they were in grade school

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Nancy Jane Elliott

Nancy Jane Elliot

December 11, 1947 - December 23, 2012

Nancy Jane Elliott, 65, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at her home. She was born December 11, 1947, in Fairfield, Illinois, the daughter of Kenneth and Vera (Spencer) Wiseman. She worked in retail for Wal-Mart Corporation.

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Oscar James “Coonie” Slaughter

October 10, 1927 - December 16, 2012

Oscar James “Coonie” Slaughter, 85, formerly of Crossville, Illinois, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, at Parkview Nursing Home in Evansville, Indiana. He was born October 10, 1927, in Provencal, Louisiana. On December 31, 1952, he married Wanda Lee (Clark) Slaughter and she preceded him death on October 2, 2006.

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Mildred Louise Bachman

March 12, 1921 - December 9, 2012

Mildred Louise Bachman, 91, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She was born March 12, 1921, in Carmi, the daughter of Orlando B. and Bertha (Smith) Renshaw. She was married to Arthur Bachman and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1986.

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Ray M. Len Hanks

May 7, 1924 - December 5, 2012

Ray M. “Len” Hanks, 88, of Carmi Illinois, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing in Carmi. He was born May 7, 1924, in Centerville, Illinois, the son of Ellison “Rube” and Susan (Hargrave) Perkins. He married his first wife, Mary Lou (Rudolph) Hanks on December 31, 1947, and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2000. He later married Carolyn (Campbell) Cleveland and she survives.

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Woodrow Ford

Woodrow Ford

April 10, 1920 - November 29, 2012

Woodrow “Woody” Ford, 92, of Grayville, Illinois, died Thursday, November 29, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. He was born Aril 10, 1920, in Benton, Kentucky, the son of George and Ethel (Barker) Ford. He married Loretta (Henson) Ford on April 6, 1940, and she preceded him in death on October 22, 2005.

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Donald Allen Gosnell

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May 16, 1956 - November 28, 2012

Donald Allen Gosnell, 56, of Crossville, Illinois, died at his home Wednesday, November 28, 2012. He was born May 16, 1956, in Oblong, Illinois, the son of Donald and Patricia (Hodges) Gosnell. He was married to Susan (Harrington) Gosnell and she survives.

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Walter Allen Woodham

July 19, 1923 - November 25, 2012

Walter Allen Woodham, 89, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois. He was born July 19, 1923, in Grayville, Illinois, the son of John Compton Woodham and Anna (Dauner) Woodham. He was married to Frances (Aker) Woodham on May 18, 1944 and she survives.

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Ronald W. Burgin

Ronald W. Burgin

September 28, 1930 - November 21, 2012

Ronald W. Burgin, 82, of Carmi, IL, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born September 28, 1930, in Detroit, MI, the son of Werner S. and Geraldine (Dufour) Burgin. He was married to Ellen (Stokes) Burgin and she survives.

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Barbara Ann Downs

June 14, 1940 - November 21, 2012

Barbara Ann Downs, 72, of Grayville, Illinois, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois. She was born June 14, 1940, in Grayville, the daughter of John Riley and Reto (Keeling) Cowles. She was married to Melvin Downs and he preceded her in death in 2009. Barbara was a retired cook.

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