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Miley Worker is 2021 Miss Fayette County Fair

BY CARISSA SITKI The Fayette County Fair has a new queen for the first time in two years after Miley Worker was crowned the 2021 Queen on Monday evening, July 12. Worker succeeds the 2019 Queen, Marlee Nolen. Nolen was the longest reigning queen in the fair’s history due to the COVID-19 pandemic that prevented…

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Leona Elizabeth Davis, 91, of Sherman

Leona Elizabeth Davis, 91, of Sherman, died at 5:57 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021, at Villa Health Care East. Leona was born on May 1, 1930, in Chicago, the daughter of Leon and Lila Mae (Simmons) Roper. She married George H. Davis on February 28, 1953, in Carbondale. He preceded her in death on…

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‘Jaynece’ Dothager, 94, Greenville

Margaret “Jaynece” Dothager, 94, of Greenville, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Cedarhurst of Greenville, in Greenville, surrounded by all of her children. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, at First Baptist Church, Mulberry Grove, with Pastor Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Taylor Cemetery,…

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Daniel “Dan” L. Brantley, 73, of Vandalia

Daniel “Dan” L. Brantley, 73, of Vandalia, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at his home in Vandalia. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, with Pastor Joe Lawson, officiating. Burial will follow at Ritter Cemetery, Vandalia, with Military Rites by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95,…

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David Douglas Tackett, 58, of Bluff City

David Douglas Tackett, 58, of Bluff City, passed away at 11:46 PM, Thursday, June 03, 2021 at his home. Per David’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 08, at Northside Christian Church, Vandalia with Rev. Dennis Warner officiating. Visitation will be held prior to…

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Margaret K. “Peg” (Kirchoff) Bergin, 83, of Hammond, IN

Margaret K. “Peg” (Kirchoff) Bergin, 83, of Hammond, IN passed away April 24, 2021 with her family around her. Peg is survived by her loving sons: Michael (Cathy) Bergin and David Bergin, her loving daughters: Nancy (Russell) Ferber, Mary Bergin, Martha (the late Mark) Swibes, Karen Bergin and Brenda Bergin, her loving grandchildren: Matthew and…

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Ardith Ann Carman, 79, of Vandalia

Ardith Ann Carman, 79, of Vandalia, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at SBL Fayette County Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Pastor Frank Crossin Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation will be held…

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Valeria “Val” Joan Reiss, 87, of The Villages, FL

Valeria “Val” Joan Reiss, 87, of The Villages, FL, formerly of Decatur, passed away at 9:25 p.m. on December 23, 2020. A memorial service for Valeria will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Ramsey Christian Church, Ramsey, with Pastor Terry Sapp and Joy McClure Lawson, officiating. Visitation will be held…

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