Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, January 15, 2004
Former White Hall resident Mrs. Garnet L. Bateman, 90, of Pleasant Hill, died Sunday evening, Jan. 11, 2004, at Pleasant Hill Nursing Center.
She was born Sept. 7, 1913, in White Hall, the daughter of Harve and Stella (Sadler) Goodall. She married Howard L. Bateman March 7, 1936, in White Hall, and he died Feb. 10, 1996.
She is survived by a son, Lloyd (wife Jeanette) Bateman of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Kim (wife Debbie) Bateman of Taylorville; Kevin Bateman and Kenyon (wife Cheryl) Bateman of Jefferson City, Mo.; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Ware.
Mrs. Bateman was a former member of the Oakland Baptist Church east of Roodhouse. She and her husband owned and operated a grocery store in White Hall for many years and operated a shelter care home in White Hall and Roodhouse.
Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, until funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial was at Jones Cemetery east of White Hall.
Memorials are suggested to Jones Cemetery or Pleasant Hill Nursing Center Activities Fund in care of Lloyd Bateman.
The Carrollton, IL. Gazette-Patriot, Thursday, January 22, 2004
The Rev. Reuben Ankney officiated at 11 a.m. funeral services Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, for former White Hall resident Mrs. Garnet L. Bateman, 90, of Pleasant Hill, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall. Special recorded music played during the service was "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."
Casketbearers were Lloyd Bateman, Kim Bateman, Kevin Bateman, Kenyon Bateman, Jordan Bateman, Aaron Smith and Harold Simmons. Honorary bearers were Derek Bateman and Michael Bateman. Burial was at Jones Cemetery east of White Hall.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday August 22, 2002
Brian Michael Blackketter-Pinkerton, 23, of Carlinville died Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, 2002, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 21, 1978, in Galveston, Tex., the son of Claude Phillip and Dawn Elaine (Mathews) Blackketter.
He is survived by his father, Phillip (wife Diane) Blackketter of Roodhouse; his mother, Dawn Pinkerton of Ottumwa, Iowa; a son, Brayton Pinkerton of Roodhouse; four brothers, Brent Pinkerton of Jacksonville, John Blackketter of Roodhouse, Jeff Pinkerton of Effingham, and Jerry Lloyd Pinkerton of Roodhouse; a sister, Stephanie Blackketter of White Hall; and grandmothers, Evelyn Gooding and Lillian Pinkerton of White Hall, and Dixie May of Roodhouse.
Mr. Blackketter-Pinkerton had been employed at Bunn Capitol in Springfield since 1999 and was a member of the Teamsters union.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, until service time at noon with the Rev. Kenny Epperson officiating. The eulogy was given by Mr. Pinkerton's mother, Dawn Pinkerton.
Casketbearers were Brent Pinkerton, Jeff Pinkerton, Jerry Lloyd Pinkerton, David Hyink, Doug Smith and John Blackketter. Burial was at Jones Cemetery, east of White Hall.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, August 26, 2004
Mrs. Debra Kay Combs, 50, of White Hall died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Christian North East Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born July 7, 1954, in White Hall, the daughter of Margaret (Powell) Talkington of White Hall, and the late Richard Talkington. She married Larry Joe Combs, Sr. Feb. 23, 1973, in Carrollton, and he survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two sons, Jimmy Joe (fiancee Rhonda Clark) Combs of Royalton and Larry Joe "Joey" Jr. (fiancee Shannon VanDyke) Combs at home; two daughters, Beth (husband Danny) Lewis of White Hall and Heather (husband Randy) Rynders of Greenfield; nine grandchildren, Brittany, Marissa, Mackenzie, Ben, Stephanie, Victoria, Erica, Christopher, and Dakota; seven brothers, Richard (wife Edna) Talkington of Athensville, Danny (wife Jonny) Talkington, Donnie (wife Barb) Talkington, Robert Talkington and Tom (wife Tanis) Talkington, all of White Hall, Ronnie (wife Liz) Talkington of Little Rock, Ark., and Jerry (wife Jeannie) Talkington of Palmyra; six sisters, Carol (husband Pete) Wahl of Carbondale, Judy (husband Richard) Brege of Sparta, Kathy (husband Denny) Webb of Jerseyville, Jill (fiance David Havlin) Havens of White Hall, Connie (husband Richard) Collins of Hutchinson, Kans., and Sandy (husband Jerry) Kirbach of Arenzville.
Mrs. Combs was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall and had attended the Gentle Shepherd Church in White Hall. She graduated from North Greene High School in 1971 and attended Lewis and Clark Community College. She worked at the Illinois Department of Human Services in Springfield, Jacksonville, and for the last 12 years in Carrollton. She was attending classes to be a medical transcriptionist and had recently become certified to become a foster parent. She was Girl Scout troop leader of Troop 535 in White Hall.
Friends called Wednesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, at Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall. Burial will be at Jones Cemetery east of White Hall.
Memorials are suggested to the Jones Cemetery.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, September 2, 2004
The Rev. Andy McAdams officiated at 10:30 a.m. funeral services Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, for Mrs. Debra Kay Combs, 50, of White Hall, at Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall. Pianist Jean Coates sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "You've Got a Friend." Special recorded music played was "What a Difference You Made in My Life" and "Calling All Angels."
Casketbearers were Nathan Heckrodt, Donnie Talkington, Tom Talkington, Richard Talkington, Ronnie Talkington and Aaron Webb. Honorary bearers were Kathy Webb and Jill Havens. Flower bearers were Brittany Combs, Marissa Klien, Mackenzie Lewis, Ben Lewis, Stephanie Rynders, Victoria Combs, Erica Thorton, Dakota Shelby and Christopher Shelby. Burial was at Jones Cemetery east of White Hall. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall was in charge of arrangements.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., April 6, 2003
Robert Carroll Everett, 69, formerly of Jacksonville, died Thursday morning, April 3, 2003, in St. Charles, Mo. He was born May 19, 1933, in White Hall, to John Anderson and Helen Elizabeth (McConathy) Everett.
He married the former Jo Ann Mosley Jan. 23, 1959, in Jacksonville. She survives.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he received his bachelor of arts degree in 1955 and his master of arts degree in 1963. He received his E.E.D. in 1967 from the University of Alabama. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957 as a postal clerk on an oil tanker. After his discharge, he was assistant manager for the J.C. Penney store in downtown Jacksonville. He then went into teaching and became a school psychologist in Illinois before retiring in 1989. He moved to Indiana, where he was a psychologist for West Lake Schools until 1999, and he then was employed as a psychologist for the St. Louis Public Schools in the gifted program.
He loved to be with his sons and working in the garden and yard. He enjoyed visiting Bishop Auckland, England, where his family was from, and they were members of the Church of England at St. Andrew. He loved his home in Calhoun County.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott Keith Everett of Golden Eagle and Andrew and Kimberly Everett of Lake Zurich; a grandson, Zachary Everett; a brother and his wife, James Ross and Shirley Everett of Carrollton, Texas; a sister-in-law, Arleen Everett of Champaign; and his mother-in-law, Martha Mosley of Golden Eagle.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Howard Everett, and a niece, Janice Everett.
The family will meet friends from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Burial will be at Jones Cemetery near Roodhouse.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, February 14, 2002
Jack Gollier Neal, 84, of White Hall died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at his residence.
He was born June 6, 1917, in Murrayville, the son of William and Flossie (Gollier) Neal. He married Marian Hudson April 23, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo., and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Patricia Hahn of White Hall and Jacqueline (husband Greg) Peipert of Brighton; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Berline and Phyllis Coyle.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Neal served in England and was a member of the American Legion Post 70 in White Hall. He was employed as a mechanic for 22 years at Black's Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in White Hall and later was engaged in farming in Hillview. He attended the White Hall First Baptist Church.
Visitation was Tuesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, where funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was at the Jones Cemetery, east of White Hall.
Memorials are suggested to the White Hall First Baptist Church.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., September 17, 2004
Margaret Elizabeth Talkington, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Ill. She was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Hillview, Ill., to James Alva and Minnie Mae Reese Powell.
She married Richard Talkington on Oct. 13, 1941, in Bowling Green, Mo. He died Jan. 5, 1990.
She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidering.
Survivors include seven sons and their wives, Richard "Butch" and Edna Talkington Jr. of Jacksonville, Ill., Danny L. and Jonny Talkington, Donnie and Barb Talkington, Robert "Louie" Talkington and Tom and Tanis Talkington, all of White Hall, Ronnie and Liz Talkington of Mabelvale, Ark., and Jerry and Jeannie Talkington of Palmyra; six daughters and their husbands, Carol Jean and Pete Wahl of West Frankfort, Ill., Judith and Richard Brege of Sparta, Ill., Sandy and Jerry Kirbach of Arenzville, Ill., Connie and Richard Collins of Hutchinson, Kan., Kathy and Denny Webb of Jerseyville and Jill Havens and her fiance, David Havlin, of White Hall; 47 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Ava McWhorter of Scottville, Ill., and Mildred Lockhart of White Hall.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie Combs; one grandson, Jeffrey Wahl; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Visitation was Thursday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall.
Burial will be at Jones Cemetery, east of White Hall.
Memorials are suggested to Jones Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, July 29, 2004
Michael Earl Thien, infant son of Elizabeth Ann Thien and Chuck Benson of White Hall, was stillborn Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Jerseyville Community Hospital in Jerseyville.
Surviving in addition to his mother and father are his grandparents, Crystal Benson of White Hall and Michael Thien of Pennsylvania; his great-grandparents, Earl and Carol Wahl of West Frankfort and Ralph and Mary Alice Thien of Niceville, Fla.; and his great-great-grandparents, Margaret Talkington of White Hall and Howard and Katherine Landreth of Roodhouse.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Jones Cemetery east of White Hall with the Rev. Andy McAdams officiating. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall was in charge of arrangements.
Greene Prairie Press, Carrollton, IL., Wednesday, July 7, 2004
LOOKING BACK...This week in history
1924 - 80 years ago (White Hall Register-Republican)
Walter Wahl, aged little past 15 years, youngest son of Mrs. Katherine Wahl, died at Walton Hospital, this city, June 28, as a result of burns sustained Friday afternoon when a gas torch with which he was working exploded. He was employed at the Ed Hutton blacksmith shop and garage in the Birch Creek neighborhood about eight miles east of White Hall. When the torch exploded it threw burning gas over his face and body, his clothing caught fire and the boy ran which fanned the flames and he was fatally burned before those who were near him could extinguish the fire.
(AH:He is buried in Jones cemetery, White Hall township, born 1908.)
Submitted by: Allen Handling