With the Norris City Police Department also in attendance, the new dispatch fees being requested by the County and the Sheriff ’s office were the main topic of a lengthy discussion Monday night at the regular meeting of the [Read more…]
Johnny Storey, 78 of Carmi, passed away at 10:57 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He was born in Enfield, Ill. on Aug. 22, 1940, the son of John William and Jessie Louise (Harper) Storey. He was a farmer and a member of Wesley Chapel Church in Enfield. Johnny resided at Wabash Christian Village since 2012, was active in chapel services and loved all those who took care of him.
Johnny is survived by three sisters, Janice Gates of Carmi, Cindy (Ken) Wilson of Enfield and Belinda (Galen) Cornett, of Maui, Hawaii; two brothers, Charles Storey of Enfield and Gale (Penny) Storey of Tunnel Hill, Ill. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Richard Gates.
Funeral service for Johnny Storey, 78, of Carmi will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery in Carmi. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Johnny’s memory to Wabash Christian Village and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
On New Year’s Day, White County 911 Dispatch received several calls from 2476 Co. Rd. 2125 E. regarding a fight in progress. Deputy Scott Cantrell responded from Carmi, Carmi Police Sgt. Brad Spence and ISP trooper Matt [Read more…]
On December 30, White County Dispatch received a 911 call from Anthony Pass of Crossville regarding smoke coming from a residence at 404 4th Street in Crossville. Deputy Sheriff Randy Graves responded to the scene. When he arrived, he spoke with victim and witness Brad Maier. Brad stated Rebecca Maier was still in the residence. He said Rebecca had lit the curtains on fire in multiple places in an attempt to burn the residence down. He said she was still in the house and had locked the doors. He thought he may have put the fire out before he exited, but did not know if she had started any more inside the residence.
The Deputy finally gained access to the mobile home. He smelled smoke coming from the residence and the door and a chair was pushed up against the door knob. He had to kick the door several times to gain entrance. When he got in, the residence was filled with heavy smoke. He found Rebecca Maier standing in the hallway near the bedroom. He removed her from the residence.
The White County ambulance service checked out Rebecca Maier. The fire department opened all the doors and windows to clear the smoke. There were no more fires to extinguish.
Rebecca Maier was arrested for Aggravated Arson, Domestic Battery, and Disorderly Conduct.
Longtime White County farmer, Richard W. Gates, 75, of Carmi passed away at 1:00 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Enfield, IL on August 16, 1943 the son of Ralph W. and Dorothy (Abbey) Gates. Richard married Janice L. Storey on February 10, 1963. Richard was a 1961 graduate of Carmi Township High School. Richard was a 4th generation farmer. He was the 1973 Jaycee’s Young Farmer of the Year and was named the 1995 Soil and Water Conservation Farm Family of the Year. Richard was a Pioneer Seed Dealer for 35 years. He also worked as a rural mail carrier, retiring after 34 1/2 years.
Richard was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi where he was a part of the Men’s Group and had served on the church board and various committees. He was a past director of the White County Farm Bureau and past president of the Illinois Association of Farmer Elected Committees. Richard was also a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association where he served as State Director. Through his memberships, he had the opportunity to travel to multiple countries in the interest of American agriculture. Richard was an avid football fan, including being a lifelong Carmi Football fan, and was a season ticket holder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and St. Louis Rams.
Richard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice; two daughters & sons-in-law, Sharon and Jeff Douthitt of Kevil, KY & Sandra and Brian Bryant of Carmi; a son & daughter-in-law, Brad and Carrie Gates of Carmi; nine grandchildren, Claire, Oliver, Lily and AnnaMaria Douthitt, Abbie, Issie and Eli Bryant, and Joseph and Alexus Gates; a brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Donna Gates of Marion; three sisters-in-law, Barbara Gates of Elwin, IL, Cindy (Ken) Wilson of Enfield and Belinda (Galen) Cornett of Texas; three brothers-in-law, Johnny Storey of Carmi, Charles Storey of Enfield and Gale (Penny) Storey of Tunnel Hill, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Sheila Kay Gates and a brother, Roger Gates.
Funeral services for Richard W. Gates, 75, of Carmi, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Richard Gates Memorial Football Scholarship, which will be awarded to a graduating CWC Football player and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi or First Bank.