Earl Dean McKenzie, 83, of Norris City passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at his residence. He was born on August 22, 1935 in White County, IL, the son of Jesse B. and Lois (Cummins) McKenzie. Earl married Jackie Brown on March 1, 1958 and she preceded him in death on July 8, 2018. Earl was a Petty Office Third Class in the Navy. He spent time stationed on the USS Essex as an Aviation Machinest Mate. He was a mechanic, retiring from Jeffries Mining Repair and spending 8 years working at the NCOE Bus Garage.
Dorothy Fern McMahon, 94, of Broughton, passed away at 10:57 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Hamilton County, IL on June 10, 1925 the daughter of Harry and Mary (Thompson) Mayberry. Dorothy married Alton “Lige” McMahon on November 7, 1942 and he preceded her in death on May 1, 1982. She was a grain and livestock farmer.
Nathan D. Baldwin, 41, of Norris City passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, IL. He was born in Carmi, IL on August 31, 1977 the son of Danny Ray and Myra D. (Chapman) Baldwin. Nathan had worked in Danville, IL as a fertilizer applicator, along with being a volunteer firefighter. He loved to fish and loved his faithful companions, his dog, Willow and cat, Chloe.
Keith Bryant, 75, of Norris City, passed away at 10:25 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Norris City, on June 8, 1944, the son of Hal L. and Myrtle Anna (Gillihan) Bryant. Keith married Elizabeth Jean Hysell on March 18, 2003. He was a custodian at the NCO Grade School for 26 years. Keith enjoyed watching Westerns and birds.
Scott Alan Dale, 49, of Bloomington, Ill., passed away at 7:29 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2019. He was born in Carmi, Ill. on June 26, 1969, the son of Roger Douglas Dale and Glenda Kay Upton. Scott worked as a painter for various contractors in Bloomington. Scott loved to cook, especially using his smoker. He enjoyed fishing and could put anything together.