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Carrie Dale

Carrie Dale

Carrie Beth Dale, 33, of New Athens, IL, born January 8, 1980 in Sparta, IL, died Friday, February 22, 2013 at her home in New Athens, IL. Miss Dale was a cosmetologist and a member of United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL.

She is survived by her father, William K. Murray, III of Missouri and mother Cathryn H. Oliver of New Athens, IL; 2 brothers, Walter Oliver, Jr. of Tilden, IL and Keith Murray, IV of St. Louis, MO; 3 sisters, Cherylyn Haslett of New Athens, IL, Janine Haley of St. Louis, MO and Keisha Murray of St. Louis, MO and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL

Visitation: Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL with the Rev. David Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL

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  1. Administrator says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Carrie’s family. I teach school in Coulterville where she attended school.

    Posted by: Leslie Carns Lehman – Marissa, IL Feb 24, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    I remember the first time I hear Carrie sing, at Brandy’s in Sparta. At the time I was directing a cabaret for the community chorus..she sang Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”…. immediately at that very second, she–and that song became a part of the show…needless to say to numerous standing ovations.
    Her big smile, sense of humor and wonderful voice has touched my life ever since..
    I told a friend, that Carrie was “one of kind.. she laughed hard, lived hard, and loved hard, and after all, what more can really ask for?”
    I will miss you forever………….. RIP

    Posted by: scott kiefer – sparta, IL – friend Feb 24, 2013

  3. Administrator says:

    To a very sweet, kind,funny, happy girl with a very beautiful voice for singing!
    You were an awesome girl Carrie- everyone loved you. May the good Lord Bless and Keep you now and forever. Rest in peace girlfriend! May God comfort your family and friends during this time of grief. Judy Burns

    Posted by: Judy Burns – Mascoutah, IL – friend Feb 24, 2013

  4. Administrator says:

    I had only known Carrie for a short time,But I knew the instant we met that would be lifelong friends;it was if I had known her before.She had such a beautiful spirit that touched everyone in her presence,her smile would light a room when she entered,and her voice was that of an angel.You have your wings now Carrie….rest in peace my dear friend, until we meet again,love ya forever and a day…

    Posted by: Janine Gale – Sparta, IL – friends Feb 24, 2013

  5. Administrator says:

    Much love to her family which I consider as my own. Momma Cathy, I will forever miss your babygirl! She will and does remain n my heart. Til we sing together again my friend.

    Posted by: Renee Baue – sparta, IL – friend Feb 24, 2013

  6. Administrator says:

    Carrie was a dear friend of mine I will miss her greatly. I remember the fun times we had as kids. She will always be in my heart one day I will see her again. I love you Carrie with all my heart and soul.

    Posted by: Kendra Gruenewald – Chester, IL – friend Feb 24, 2013

  7. Administrator says:

    To the family of Carrie Dale: Cathy your daughter was an Inspiration to so many people! She never met a stranger any where! Every where she went, they knew her. And when her friends came to hear her sing, by the time they left, they would know everybody as well! ( smiles) Carrie and I used to attend Bethel A.M.E Methodist Church years ago! She sang in the Choir there as well!! SHE WAS JUST A LIVING ANGEL THAT TOUCHED ALL OF US! Carrie, you will always SHINE DOWN ON US!! THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD TIME WE HAD AT SPARTA V.F.W. ON FEBRUARY 12, 2013. FAT TUESDAY, MARDI GRAS. GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!! I WILL MISS YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE!! MAY YOU R.I.P.
    Love Always,
    Commissioner, Linda Boston

    Posted by: Linda Boston – Sparta, IL – Friends Feb 25, 2013

  8. Administrator says:

    Carrie you truly was a angel to everyone who has meet you. You will be missed by everyone. I Love you with all my heart and will never forget you,until we meet again baby gurl.

    Posted by: Linna Lang – Villa Ridge, MO – Friend Feb 25, 2013

  9. Administrator says:

    Sending prayers and condolences to the family of Carrie .May God give you the grace to get through this difficult time.
    Carrie will always be remembered as part of the “Bethel AME Family” ! Iyuw

    Posted by: Vanessa Blount Tinsley Feb 25, 2013

  10. Administrator says:

    To the family of Carrie, May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories of your loved one. I did not know Carrie well, but I knew a lot of her family. May God look down on the family and Bless them!

    Posted by: Charlotte Lukes – sparta, IL – Family Friend Feb 25, 2013

  11. Administrator says:

    Carrie was truly a blessing in my life. I grew up with Carrie and she was one of my best friends. When I moved to Idaho I left behind some amazing people and one of them was Carrie. She will forever have an impact on my life and she will forever be a part of my family. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

    Posted by: Rebecca Brooks (Carle) – Mountain Home, ID – Longtime friend and classmate Feb 25, 2013

  12. Administrator says:

    Carrie, You are one of the best childhood friends I have ever had. We had so much fun growing up. I will miss you dearly. Many thoughts and prayers to your family. I love ya girlie Amanda Hodge Brown

    Posted by: Amanda Hodge Brown – Tilden, IL – friend Feb 25, 2013

  13. Administrator says:

    Carrie, I have known you for almost twenty years now and from the moment I met you we were instant friends, I will miss your voice, laughter and big bright smile. you were truly an angel with your voice and spirit, you made it easy to be your friend.

    Posted by: Chuck Wilson – New Athens, IL Feb 25, 2013

  14. Administrator says:

    Words cannot even begin to express the sadness i feel. Carrie was very special to me. I only pray that despite not having seen each other in some time, that she left this world knowing i loved her. I’ll miss you care bear! Love always

    Posted by: Carissa Boyd – Tamaroa, IL – friend/partner in crime Feb 25, 2013

  15. Administrator says:

    Condolences to the family of Carrie, I knew the family from my years at Coulterville Grade School. Carrie was loved by so many and her voice was an inspiration to everyone who ever got the blessing to hear it!!

    Posted by: Brandi Graul Rude – Coulterville, IL Feb 25, 2013

  16. Administrator says:

    My heart aches for you Cathy and family. I am so blessed to be able to call Carrie my friend. She was amazing! May God give you strength to continue living and reminisce the wonderful memories you have of Carrie. I love you all! To my friend, Carrie, I am glad we had the time we did. You lived your life to the fullest, Carrie! Gone too soon but never to be forgotten! R.I.P. Sexual Chocolate! I love you….

    Posted by: Stacey Gibson – Sparta, IL – Friend Feb 28, 2013

  17. Administrator says:

    Thank you for the privilege of officiating the Celebration of Carrie’s Life at New Athens United Methodist Church where her pastor, Rev. Ron Chase was regrettably out of town. What joy to meet her family–so warm and gracious to me. I feel I have gotten to know Carrie through you all and her singing (thank you the CD). May our God of Hope continue to help you LOOK to TOMORROW–Beyond Grief–And be comforted, filled with the Peace of God that passes all understanding. In Jesus’s name. Amen!

    Posted by: Pastor David Anderson – Belleville, IL Mar 02, 2013

  18. Administrator says:

    To Miss Cathy, Cheri, all the nieces and nephews,
    You have my deepest sympathy. You are all in the hearts and prayers of your church family back in Coulterville.

    Posted by: Jenny Dyson – Coulterville, IL – Family friend Mar 04, 2013

  19. Administrator says:

    weetheart i will always love you you are on my mind everyday even more now then when you were here i wish i could give u one last kiss but i know i caint but u will always be the one true love of my loife and i miss you so much i remeber when we were playing pool at mandeys one night and you would move the pool balls around just so u could win i thought that was so funny we had some good time that ill never forget so u go up to heaven now and sing for the lord and u just tell them angels whos the boss in singing now rest in peace babe and maybe we will bw together one day again

    Posted by: william arnotti – collinsville, IL – ex boyfriend Mar 28, 2013

  20. Administrator says:

    to the family of carrie beth dale i will always love your daughter kathy im so glad you let me come into your home and have 7 beautiful years with carrie ill never forget your family and all the things you have done for me so with all that said i hope you may have peace now carries with the lord and all them singers have nothing on carrie the are taking a back seat for here no one sang like carrie i know for a fact if u and your family ever need anythink just let me know ill try to make the girs graduation

    Posted by: william arnotti – collinsville, IL – boyfriend May 01, 2013

  21. Administrator says:

    Hey my Love, well you are so out of pain now and for that I’m jumping for joy I’m just so relieved that your pain has ended. I don’t think that you could handle this mental pressure we’ve been under lately. But then you always surprised me even to your last breath. It really was amazing how much pain you endured during the last year. I don’t think that I could’ve gotten through all that pain myself. I talk with you everyday, and I know that you know what we are going through. Even though we are all spread out, with God’s help we will be together again. Don’t understand but floods & sewers we have no control over it. You would have been so sick from the smell, you always said you had a “medical condition” well guess that medical condition exploded in the basement too. Oh well God has his own destiny planned for us. I miss you so much some days I can hardly breathed. Sometimes I want to get in that hole with you, but I know that’s silly & I know you’re not there. some days I just sit & think of all the crazy things we did together. I didn’t think that we did so much together, but I guess that was wrong too. Carrie, my heart aches on a daily basis, and its skips a beat for you. Now I have to go along in life without you, and that my love is not an easy thing to do. But I must, I know, I know I’ve got the kids to think of. Just please keep a watch over us I know that you can’t be everywhere, but be where you need to be as you have been. When I get back on here, I want to have good news about us. We so miss you without end and I know that I’ll see you again, but until then I’ll talk to you in my dreams. kiss,kiss,hug,hug, and I love you Baby!!<3><3><3>

    Posted by: CATHY OLIVER – nowhere now, IL – mother Jul 19, 2013

  22. Administrator says:

    dear kathy and family it is august 28 and im sitting here with my new girfriend its been a real hard road for me so far but i know carrie is whatching over me and i know u will be ok too my new girfriend and i both lost someone that we loved she lost her ex he died last year he was a photagrafer we both were not looking for love but we found it i know its still hard for u and i pray for u and cheri and camron and carly and catlend ans shian and cathline i know your daughter is in good hands now no more spassaems no more pain and i know we will al be together again one day not in this life but eturnel life well thats all for now u take care of my girls and you still have cheri here is my phone number please call me and let me know how u are doing its 618-310-4923 call me please keep me informed how u are doing love u always bill arnotti and jennifer arnotti

    Posted by: william arnotti – collinsville, IL – ex boyfriend Aug 29, 2013

  23. Administrator says:

    my dearest sweetheart its been 7 months now since i seen u at the church you couldent say a word to me in that kasket but i know u were whatching me i really wish you were here me and my lattest girlfriend broke up she was nothing like u there will never ever ever be another carrie dale in my life the funny thing is my new friend his name is darrien and he has a daughter that her name is carrie just like yours i really miss u and i miss u too kathy and all your fmilly i jope to see u guys before the weather turs bad cheri told me u guys live in sparta now so ill try to come as soon as i can get outn that way i still dont have a car but u are always in my prays kathy u just hang in there u know ur daughter ment the world too me and so do u and your family so u all take care and i hope to see u soon bill

    Posted by: william arnotti – collinsville, IL – boyfriend Sep 23, 2013

  24. Administrator says:

    its been almost a year now since we laid u to rest and i still find it hard to believe u are gone but im trying my best to move along with my life you are always with me everyday i think about u i dreanm about u i just caint let go u were and always will be the love of my life im sorry for that day when were broke up it tore me appart but things happen

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    Posted by: william arnotti – caseyville ill, IL – boyfriend Jan 07, 2014

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