Barbara Ann Shields, 83, of Carmi, passed away at 3:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born November 20, 1933 in Grayville, IL, the daughter of Clarence and Elva (Pribble) Eck. Barbara married Jack D. Shields and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by three sons, Michael (Yvonne) Shields of Michigan, Dennis (Sherry) Shields of Bone Gap, IL, and Dale (Vivian) Shields of Florida; two sisters, Virginia Connolly and Janet (Gary) Baxley both of Carmi; two brothers, Willard Eck of Grayville and Clarence (Dorothy) Eck, Jr. of McLeansboro and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Eck and a sister Doris Ross.
A memorial graveside service for Barbara Ann Shields, 83, of Carmi, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 22, 2017 at Enfield Cemetery in Enfield with Braden Willis officiating. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Danny L. Usery, 66, of Carmi passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was born in Fairfield, IL on December 28, 1950 the son of Daniel Elijah and Veda Emogene (Williams) Usery. Danny married Debbie Hogan on December 28, 1971. He was a 1968 graduate of Carmi Township High School and U.S. Air Force veteran serving during Vietnam. Danny retired from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation where he worked as a highway maintainer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carmi, an IHSA Basketball Official for 16 years and an avid fisherman.
Danny is survived by his wife of 45 years, Debbie; a son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Sarah Usery of Mt. Vernon, IL; a granddaughter, Grace Usery; a sister, Jonra (Max) Melton of Ft. Gibson, OK; a brother, Gene Usery of Carmi; a sister-in-law, Sharon (Thom) Behnke of Carmi; two brothers-in-law, Ernest (Linda) Bingman and Roger Hogan of Carmi; along with several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Danetta Newman.
Funeral services for Danny L. Usery, 66, of Carmi will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden with full military rites by the Carmi American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Danny’s memory to the Baptist Children’s Home and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.
Mary R. Koker, 88, of Carmi passed away at 8:10 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born in London, England on December 14, 1928 the daughter of Albert James and Nellie Allen (Herbert) Carey. Mary was a homemaker and attended Stewart Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Cathy Koker of Wetumpka, AL; daughter, Marilyn (Ron Hack) Thomas of Mt. Vernon, IN; three brothers, Peter, Ted, and Robert Carey all of England; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Koker; two brothers, James Albert “Alby” Carey and Tony Carey and two sisters, Betty Clarke and Nancy Carey.
Graveside memorial services for Mary R. Koker, 88, of Carmi will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 at White County Memorial Garden in Carmi with Mike Fields officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.