Martha Maxine Gregory, 94, of Norris City passed away at 5:45 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born on July 9, 1924 in Mt. Erie, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Julia (Scott) Chrisman. Maxine married George Estell Gregory on February 22, 1942 and he preceded her in death on October 13, 2007. While working in a sewing factory, she caught the eye of her future husband by throwing thread spools out the window as George was walking by at lunch. Maxine also pumped wells and was a homemaker. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Norris City where she taught Sunday School and was a member of WMU. Maxine was a 50 plus year member of the Happy Face Home Extension.
Maxine is survived by two daughters, Dianne Prince of Norris City and Beverly (Darrell) Johnson of Georgetown, Tex.; two sons, Stephen E. Gregory of Omaha and Samuel (Judy) Gregory of Norris City; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marietta Enyart of Louisville, Ill. and Golda Mae Brent of Wasilla, Alaska; and a sister-in-law, Betty Chrisman of Gibson City, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother Arthur Chrisman; a sister, Marie Naney; two sons-in-law, Earl Prince and Bill Henson; and a daughter-in-law, Ruthie Gregory.
Funeral services for Maxine Gregory, 94, of Norris City will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Norris City. Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery in Enfield, Ill. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City and from noon till service time on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Maxine’s memory to Gideons International or the Norris City Library and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.
Brooke Naylor, 20, of Carmi passed away on March 8, 2019. She was born March 11, 1998 in Evansville, Ind., the daughter of David M. and Karla B. (Roser) Naylor. Brooke graduated as a Valedictorian in 2016 from Carmi-White County High School where she a member of the tennis team. She went on to graduate in 2018 from Southeastern Illinois College with an Associates Degree. Brooke worked as a waitress at Morello’s Restaurant and Catering in Harrisburg She had previously worked at the Carmi Veterinary Clinic. Brooke loved all animals, but especially dogs and cats.
Brooke is survived by her parents, David and Karla Naylor of Carmi; maternal grandparents, Lowell and Sue Roser of Carmi; paternal grandparents, Ron Naylor of Carmi and Butch and Mary Stallings of Carmi; aunts and uncles, Kent and Shannon Roser of Carmi, Kyle and Nikki Roser of Enfield, Van and Carol Naylor of Hillsboro, IL, and Stephanie and Andy Higgins of Evansville, IN; a step-uncle and aunt, Michael and April Stallings of Calgary, Alberta; and cousins, Tanner (Morganne), Walker, Kilee, and Kole Roser, Brent (Val) and Michael Naylor, Ian, Evan, Anna, and Addison Higgins and Owen Stallings.
Funeral services for Brooke Naylor, 20, of Carmi will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Brooke’s memory to Pets At Risk to assist with the development of the Dog Park at Burrell’s Woods and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.
Betty Jane Bowles, 84, of Enfield, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village. She was born in Norris City on March 26, 1934, the daughter of William Dexter and Nellie (Bryant) Aud. Betty married Kelly James “Mack” Bowles, Sr. on Feb. 12, 1955 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2000. She was a homemaker and a member of Ditney Ridge Baptist Church.
Betty is survived by a daughter, Nella (Richard) Ritcheson, of New Haven; son, Danny (Karen) Bowles, of Enfield; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Darrell Lee and Kelly Bowles; three brothers, William, Eugene and Hubert Aud; and two sisters, Elsie Brown and Hazel Folk.
Funeral services for Betty Jane Bowles, 84, of Enfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Plainview General Baptist Church in Norris City with Pastor Chris Marsh officiating. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery in Norris City. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Plainview General Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to Wabash Christian Village and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.
Rita G. Knight, 68, of Norris City, passed away at 12:56 p.m., Wednesday, Feb., 27, 2019 at Carmi Manor. She was born in Shawneetown, Ill. on May 11, 1950, the daughter of James Robert and Venita (Millikan) O’Neal. Rita was a 1968 graduate of NCO High School. She worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind. and was later a caregiver. She attended the Nazarene Church in Omaha.
Rita is survived by a son Wesley (Jami) Knight, of Columbia, M0.; two daughters, Michelle Knight, of Carmi and Misty (Robert) Duvall, of Crossville; two brothers, Harold (Janet) O’Neal and Gary (Mary) O’Neal, both of Norris City; sister, Paula (Jerry) Healy, of Norris City; and five grandchildren, Keelan Shaffer, MaKynna Shaffer, Kailynn, Laiken and Hailea Castro. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Robert and Venita O’Neal and her children’s father, Darrell Knight.
Funeral services for Rita G. Knight, 68, of Norris City, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City with JoAnn Rich officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery in Norris City. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s memory to Carmi Manor and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.