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Carmi Times Publisher Dies

January 4, 1989

CARMI, Ill. (AP) _ Anita L. Peyton, publisher and general manager of the Carmi Times newspaper in Southern Illinois, has died of an apparent heart attack. She was 52.

Mrs. Peyton had not been feeling well over the weekend, and had complained of being tired, said White County Coroner Carl McVey. She died Monday about 7:10 a.m. at Carmi Township Hospital, he said.

″It was quite a shock and totally unexpected,″ said Barry Cleveland, managing editor of the Carmi Times, a daily newspaper. ″She was always so very active.″

Mrs. Peyton helped start the Christmas-time collection and distribution of toys, clothing, food and money through the newspaper to the needy of White County.

″Her office looked like a jungle around Christmas because that was where the collection was stored,″ Cleveland said. Mrs. Peyton formerly worked at the Harrisburg Daily Register.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Harrison L. Peyton; a daughter, Jane, and two sons, Buddy and William. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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