Dorothy Pauline Knight, 83, of Carmi, passed away at 2:52 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2017 at Linda E. White Hospice Center in Evansville, IN. She was born May 30, 1934 in New Haven, IL, the daughter of John William and Minnie Octavia (Whetstone) Evans. Dorothy worked as a CNA for 18 years at Wabash Christian Retirement Center, and 13 years at Mears Market. She was a member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary.
Dorothy is survived by six sons, Bill (Jolene) Knight, Mike (Paula Dozier) Knight, Greg (Melissa) Knight, Doug (Tammy) Knight, and Rick (Kelly) Knight all of Carmi, and Steve (Connie) Knight of Grayville; four daughters, Elaine (John) Endicott, Sheryl (Mike) Blazier, Teresa (Kevin) Stocke all of Carmi and Barb (Whit) Myatt of Norris City; two sisters, Betty Young of Carmi and Patty Rojas of Lexington, KY; brother, Jimmy (Jo) Fisher of Sylacauga, AL; sister-in-law, Von Fisher of Grayville; 30 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend, Mary Delarosa, as well as her faithful four legged companion, Shortie. She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Minnie Evans, three sisters, Alta Leona Eckols, Peggy King and Janet Johnson, three brothers, Robert “Bob” Evans, David “Butch” Evans and Martin “Marty” Fisher.
Funeral services for Dorothy Pauline Knight, 83, of Carmi, will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Pastor Chris Marsh officiating. Burial will be in Stokes Chapel Cemetery in Crossville. Visitation will be Monday, July 24, 2017 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Home of the Innocents, 1100 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, PO Box 97372, Washington, D.C. 20090, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 1201 Story Avenue #200, Louisville, KY 40206 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, who is in charge of arrangements.
Janet Gayle Johnson, 71, of Carmi, passed away at 9:00 a.m., Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born May 23, 1946 in Carmi, IL, the daughter of Martin Oral and Minnie O. (Whetstone) Fisher. Janet was the owner of House of Beauty in Carmi. She was the president of the National Hairdressers Association. Janet attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Janet is survived by her significant other, Kenny Winter of Carmi; two sisters, Betty Young, of Carmi and Dorothy Knight, who passed away shortly after Janet; a brother, Jimmy Fisher of Sylacauga, AL; sister-in-law, Von Fisher of Grayville and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Minnie Fisher, two sisters, Alta Leona Eckols and Peggy King, three brothers, Robert “Bob” Evans, David “Butch” Evans and Martin “Marty” Fisher.
A Memorial Service for Janet Johnson, 71, of Carmi, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. A private burial will be in Stokes Chapel Cemetery in Crossville. Memorial contributions may be made in Janet’s memory to your favorite charity and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.
Martin John Abell, 79, of Junction, long time contractor and builder left this world on July 18, 2017.
John is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Helen (Endicott) Abell; three sons, Mark and Janis Abell, Dennis and Janice Abell, Johnny and Kristi Abell; three daughters, Sherry and Dr. Ken Kollmann, Cindy and Jim Krikie, Cathy and Pal Szabo; four stepsons, Rick and Janine Walters, Rand and Cheryle Walters, Russell Walters and Lisa Schalk, Rod and Tara Walters; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill and Donna Abell of Eldorado, Larry and Rose Abell of Bridgeport; five sisters, Mary Ann Abell of Staunton, Helen Moloney of Cedar Hills, Mo., Pat Boulds of Eldorado, Connie and Jim Roemelin of Hillsboro, Carolyn and Dal Devine of Bunker Hill.
Visitation for John will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. with 7 p.m. prayer service at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway with Father Steven Beatty and Msgr. Joseph Lawyer officiating. Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery near Ridgway. In lieu of flowers, gifts in John’s memory may be given to St. Kateri building fund or a charity of your choice.
Veda Pauline (Trout) Parker, 83, of Carmi, passed away at 1:24 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 19, 1934 in Broughton, lll., the daughter of Millege and Madeline (Campbell) Trout. Veda married Gilbert Parker on August 31, 1952 and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2006. She worked as a CNA at Wabash Christian Retirement Center and retired in July 2013. She had also worked at White County Nursing Home and White County Hospital Skilled Care. Veda was a member of the First Christian Church and active in Fish Group.
Veda is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Paul Ackerman, of Carmi; sister, Freda (Marvin) Abbey of Grayville; half sister, Ruth Yates of Carmi; two grandchildren, Amber (Willie Knight) Ackerman and Heath Ackerman; six great-grandchildren, Addison, Alivia, Cole, Isabella, Chase and Cannon; a special daughter, Kathy Arnold and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and Bill Trout, four sisters, Wilma Marie, Roberta, Elizabeth Ann, and Grace, and a half sister, Sylvia.
Funeral services for Veda Pauline (Trout) Parker, 83, of Carmi, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Greg Grant officiating. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery in Carmi where Ben Arnold, Randy Graves, Derek Kirkpatrick, Steve Knight, Willie Knight and Troy Weber will serve as casketbearers. Addison Arnold and Alivia Graves will serve as honorary casketbearers. Visitation will be at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Veda’s memory to Supportive Living of Wabash or Brownsville School and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.