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Area Obituaries

Zelma Garver

Zelma M. Garver, 98, prominent Chrisman resident and longtime bank executive, passed away at 6:26 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman, Illinois. Zelma was born April 5, 1924, in Trilla in Cumberland County, Illinois to Carl Franklin and Frona Ann Swick Hurst. She married Frederick Garver on April…

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Nathan Sublett

Nathan Keith Sublett, 72, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Paris, Illinois. Keith was born December 27, 1949, to Walter and Margaret Sublett and was the youngest of four children. He attended Chrisman High School and then served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from August 1969 – March 1971. He and his…

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Virgil Brazelton

Virgil W. ‘Bill’ Brazelton, 94, of Chrisman, passed away at 12:39pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at home. He was born on February 28, 1928, to Grace and Mike Brazelton in Brocton, IL. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan Crum of Brocton, IL, on June 1, 1947, at the Brocton Christian Church. He is survived…

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Judy Kay Wyatt

Judy Kay Wyatt, 59, of Chrisman, Illinois, passed away at 5:54 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2022, at her residence. She was retired after twenty-seven years as administrative assistant in the Warden’s office of Danville Correctional Center. After retirement, she enjoyed owning and operating the Hidden Garden Antiques & Tea Room in Chrisman. She was born…

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Brenda Kay Hale

Brenda Kay Hale, 71, of Branson, MO passed away Tuesday May 24, 2022 at Cox South Hospital, in Springfield, MO. She was born in Danville, IL on October 31, 1950; the daughter of Bob & Annie Heath. She was united in marriage on August 26, 1972 to Robert Hale; he survives. She was a member…

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Clifford James Huffman

Clifford James “Kip” Huffman, 54, of Chrisman, Illinois, passed away at 9:22 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2022, at OSF Heart of Mary Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. He was a chef at the former Crossroads Restaurant of Chrisman and had also worked for many years in nursing. He was born April 20, 1968, in Anderson, Indiana,…

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Thomas Joseph Nolen

Thomas Joseph Nolen, age 65, of Chrisman, IL, died Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital in Paris, IL. Tom was born November 18, 1956, in Clinton, IN, to Earl William and Emily Joan (Harwood) Nolen. He married Debra Jo (Glick) Nolen on April 25, 1981, at the Chrisman First Baptist Church;…

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Ralph Edward Simpson, Sr.

Ralph Edward Simpson, Sr., 82 of Chrisman, Illinois, passed away at 3:53 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Gibson Family Center For Hospice Care in Terre Haute, Indiana. He worked at Inland Container in Newport, Indiana Born February 17, 1940 in Casey, Illinois, he was the son of the late William R. and Margaret M.…

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Brad Eugene Holbrook

Brad Eugene Holbrook, age 55, of Chrisman, IL, died Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Horizon Health in Paris, IL. Brad was born January 24, 1967, in Winamac, IN, to Edmund Anders and Alice Fay (Conley) Holbrook. He married Gena M. Combs on March 16, 2001; she survives. He is also survived by three children: Courtney…

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Pearl Lucille Allison

Pearl Lucille (Osborn) Allison, age 98, of Chrisman, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living. Lucille was born March 6, 1924, in Chrisman, IL to James and Pearl Madison (Erp) Osborn. She married James Eugene Allison on August 16, 1942; he preceded her in death. She is survived by…

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