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Due to privacy issues, all "surviving" family names will be omitted in deaths that have occurred recently unless I have writtin consent from the family. Thank you for your understanding.(KP)

Ahern, Gale D. - Gale D. Ahern, 62, of La Plata, Md., died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Born May 19, 1949, in White Hall, he was the son of the late Wanda (Brown) Ahern and Clifford D. Ahern. Gale enlisted in the Air Force in 1968 as a jet engine mechanic and served in Vietnam. In 1974, he became a Criminal Investigator for the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). He retired with 20 years active duty in 1988, and returned to OSI as a civilian special agent in general criminal investigations. He also held OSI headquarter positions of Polygraph Program Manager; Director, Warfighting Directorate; and Inspector General. He recently retired with 43 years of service with the Air Force. He had great passion for riding his Harley. He was a member of the Harley Owners Group All American Chapter, Hughesville, Md., and the Blue Knights MD IV Chapter. He also participated each year in American's 9/11 Foundation ride " remembering the heroes". He also rode with the Patriot Guard escorting the bodies of fellow OSI agents to the burial site where the families were sheltered from protesters Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Allen, Eloise - Eloise Allen, 91, of White Hall, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at her residence at Edgewood Manor Retirement Home. She was born May 18, 1919, in Alsey, the daughter of Jesse B. and Veda O'Lena Woodall Dean. She married Lloyd Richard Allen Dec. 25, 1939, in Pittsfield, and he preceded her in death July 13, 2007. Burial at White Hall Cemetery
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Azbell, Kenneth D. - Kenneth D. Azbell, 82, of Greenfield, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born April 18, 1929, in Ipava, to Edward and Zena (Nelson) Azbell. He was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in combat during the Korean War. When discharged, he had achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Burial at the Hickory Grove Cemetery
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Barnett, William Gideon - Son of John and Hester Stoddard-Barnett was born near Athensville, Greene Co. Illinois on March 4, 1844 and died at home in White Hall on February 3. Had he lived until March 4, he would have been 90 years of age. His entire life with the exception of the Civil War period was spent in this vicinity. On February 16, 1875 he married Miss Eunice Stinnett who with 6 children survives: Mrs. Minnie Stewart, Mrs. Daisy Shoptaw, William F. Barnett, Mrs. Elsie Smith, Mrs. Iva Rives and Mrs. Lula Lee. While in the Civil War he served in Co. B of the 5th Kansas Cavalry. He served throughout the duration of the conflict, having enlisted in 1861 and discharged in 1865. His rich experience with his comrades in arms included a period of imprisonment in the Confederate prison at Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeeral at the Christian church, burial in White Hall Cemetery.
[Contributed by Anne Stinnett]

Becker, Tony R. - Tony R. Becker, 57, of Wrights, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at his home. He was born March 19, 1954, in Carrollton, to Fredrick and Donna (Shaw) Becker. Private burial will be at Oak Wood Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Binstead, Nancy Lee Belangee - Nancy Lee Belangee Binstead, 81, of Roodhouse, went to be with her Lord Monday, July 11, 2011, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Dec. 12, 1929, East Alton, the daughter of Carroll and Bertha Turnbeaugh Belangee. She married the "love of her life" Charles Edward Binstead on Nov. 27, 1947, in East Alton. He preceded her in death Sept. 3, 2010. Burial at the Fernwood Cemetery
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Blackketter, Mellie - Mrs. Mellie Blackketter, widow of Henry Blackketter, died Saturday (Nov. 26, 1960) in White Hall Hospital where she had been a patient for only a few hours. She was moved to the hospital following a paralytic stroke, suffered at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Swarringinim. The former Mellie Hobbs, she was born July 10, 1874, at Granby, Mo. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Hector Hobbs. Mrs. Blackketter has resided at Pleasant Hill before coming to White Hall. Surviving in addition to her daughter, Mrs. Swarringinim are a son, Claude, White Hall; 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Harry Chasten will officiate at funeral rites Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Dawdy Funeral Home. Burial will be in White Hall Cemetery.
[unknown newspaper, c. Nov 1960; Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas]

Blair, Phoebe - Former Resident of White Hall Dies At Alton Hospital Wednesday. White Hall, Sept. 25. - Mrs. Phoebe Blair, 66, passed away at 10 o'clock Wednesday night at St. John's Hospital in Alton, according to word received by relatives here tonight. She had been a patient at the hospital for several weeks, undergoing an operation a week ago. Mrs. Blair, was a resident of White Hall until about a year ago when she went to Alton to live with her son. She is survived by six children, Milford, Orville, and Paul Blair, and Mrs. Hilda Cumby, all of Alton; Mrs. John Jones of Pearl Ferry, Ill.,; and Hustie Blair of White Hall, one sister Mrs. Nicholas Pierrett of White Hall and two brothers, Austin Thurmon of Pearl, Ill., and Edward Thurmon of Oklahoma. She also leaves nine grandchildren. The body will be brought to White Hall where the funeral services will be held.
[The Jacksonville Daily Journal, 26 Sep 1935, Thu. page 6 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Breasaw, Sara E. Lorton - Sara E. Breasaw, age 93, of Avon, formerly of Bushnell, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday, January 22, 1999, at Avon Nursing Home. Born June 17,1905, in Roodhouse to Milton S. and Ollie R. Snow Lorton, she married Charles W. Breasaw on July 8, 1924, in Bushnell. He died December 26, 1982. One son, Charles, three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. Burial at the Bushnell Cemetery
[Submitted by Sara Hemp, Eagle Publications, Jan. 28, 1999]

Bridgewater, Ida M. - Ida M. Bridgewater, 79, of Jacksonville, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. Born in Carrollton Dec. 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Berneice Talley Long. She first married Lawrence A. Price in 1952, and they divorced. She later married William "Bill" Bridgewater Jr., and he preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1979. Burial at Carrollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Briggs, Ellis - ELLIS BRIGGS of Roodhouse, one of the most prominent Democratic politicians of that section, died on the 24th. He left a large estate.
[The Rushville Times, December 1, 1892]

Briscoe, Harley E. - DOB: June 6, 1902 DOD: January 1992, His lifetime profession was soil and water conservation. He started with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the depression of the 1930s and soon was an aide on a County Soil Conservation team. During WW-II as a soldier in the U.S. Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Following the war, he returned to conservation work. Using the GI Bill he studied genetics and agriculture, earning his BS in Agriculture in 1951 from the University of Missouri. He returned to Carlinville, IL to the Macoupin County Soil and Water Conservation Department where he worked for 20 years until retirement in 1971. Briscoe was a nationally recognized iris and lilac hybridizer who also dabbled in daylilies, peonies, and hostas. His hybridizing records went back to the early 1930s. He won many awards in the American Iris Society including the top medals for Siberian beardless irises (Morgan-Wood Medal 1987) and Standard Dwarf Bearded irises (Cook-Douglas Medal 1980). The Greater St. Louis Iris Society honored him by naming the Harley Briscoe Dwarf and Median Award for him. The traveling cup is awarded each year as Horticultural Sweepstakes at an Iris Show at St. Louis, MO.
[submitted by Jim Morris]

Broadhead, Helen Morris - Helen Morris Broadhead, 88, of Belleview Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. She was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Macoupin County. She was a faithful member of Charity Southern Baptist Church in Greenfield, before moving back to Florida to be with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Opal and Laura Morris; son, Michael; brother, Darrell Morris; and granddaughter, Jaime Osborne. Internment of ashes at Scottville West Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Brooks, JoAnn De - JoAnn De Brooks, 81, of Chesterfield, Mo., and a native of Roodhouse, passed away peacefully, with family present at her bedside, Friday evening, Aug. 12, 2011, at Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Roodhouse, the daughter of Howard and Leah Peters Whitney. She married William D. Brooks on April 27, 1951, in Roodhouse, and he preceded her in death June 21, 1986. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Brooks; her parents, Howard and Leah Whitney; and her parents-in-law, Mary and Vaughn Stultz. Burial at Fernwood Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Burruss, Dr. E.W. - Carrollton: relatives here have received word of the death of Dr. Dr. Edward Wood Burruss, 87, who died May 24, in St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Funeral services were held May 26 in Denver and cremation followed. His ashes will be buried in Carrollton city Cemetery. Dr. Burris was born in Carrollton, June 14, 1864, the son of George L. and Maria Wood Burruss. He was graduated from the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1886 and after spending a number years in a hospital in New York he entered private practices been located in Denver since 1910. Surviving him is his widow Johnetta Hodge Burruss, a son, Edward W Burris jr., of Denver and three daughters, Mrs. Helen Cunningham, Portland Oregon, Miss Nell Burruss and Mrs. Mary Messenger, both of Denver he also leaves a sister, Miss Maria Burruss of Hinsdale, Illinois.
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 07 of July 1952, Saturday. Page 7. - Sub. by Cheryl Clendenny]

Camden, Lonnie Eugene - Lonnie Eugene Camden, 68, died at his home in Carrollton, Saturday, June 18, 2011, with his loving wife and children by his side. Lonnie was born Aug. 18, 1942, in Carrollton, at the home of his maternal grandparents to Lowell and Loraine Hopwood Camden. Lonnie was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Camden; his maternal grandparents, Ben and Stella Scott Hopwood; his paternal grandparents, Rolla and Blanche Camden; an infant sister, Bonnie Carolyn; and his infant twin daughters, Rebecca Sue and Terri Ann. Lonnie celebrated his 50 year class reunion with the Carrollton Class of 1960 last year and was very happy to get back in touch with his old classmates. He worked through high school as a pin setter at the Carrollton Bowling Lanes. Following high school he worked as a mechanic at Pruitt Garage in Carrollton, Carrollton Foods Grocery Store in Carrollton, Valstad Quarry in Kane and Olin in East Alton. His work at Olin was interrupted by an Army tour in Vietnam. After returning from the war, he resumed his position at Olin for a short time before joining the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 520 where he retired in 2004, after 35 years as a crane operator. He spent the last several years of his tenure working exclusively for Waggoner Equipment Rental in Wood River. Lonnie was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars White Hall Post 7684, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Ocala, Florida Lodge 1199, member of the Good Sam Club, and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Carrollton. In past years, he loved to roller skate as well as drag race at the White Hall Dragway where he won numerous trophies. He always loved to spend time with his friends, camping and enjoying live music around a bonfire as well as traveling throughout the U.S. and to Canada and Mexico with his wife. Since retirement, he and his wife enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida. He was a lover of classic cars, hot rods and listening to oldies. He especially loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his dog, Lilly. Burial with military rites at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Eldred.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Carlin, William Passmore - Death of Gen. Carlin, Died on Northern Pacific Train in Montana. Brigadier General William Passmore Carlin, U. S. A., retired for several years, a resident of Spokane, died on the Northern Pacific train Sunday morning, 12 miles west of Livingston, Montana. General Carlin left Spokane Saturday morning for his old home at Carrollton, Illinois, where he intended to visit his sister. It was his intention to stop at Omaha, Nebraska, where he has property interests. A dispatch from Livingston says that when General Carlin retired to his berth Saturday night he was in good health. Early in the morning, however, he was taken ill, and lived only a short time. The cause of death has not been learned. General Carlin had a distinguished career. He was born in Richwoods, Greene County, Illinois, November 24, 1829, and accordingly nearly 74 years of age when he died. He was graduated from West Point in 1859, and saw his frist active service as a lieutenant in General Harney's expedition against the Cheyennes in 1857 and participated slightly under Albert Sidney Johnston in the expedition against the Mormons in 1858. In July, 1886, Colonel Carlin was assinged to command at Fort Sherman, on Lake Coeur d'Alene, and remained in command there until he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general, May 7, 1893. Upon his promotion he was assigned to command the department of Columbia, with headquarters at Vancouver barracks. He retired in 1898. General Carlin has but one son, W. E. Carlin. He separated from his wife about 15 years ago, and was divorced from her since he took up his residence in Spokane. She is living with her people near Buffalo, N. Y. General Carlin resided at the Spokane club during most of his residence in Spokane. It is said that General Carlin has two brothers living in Illinois, but that could not be verified last night.
[Adams County news., October 07, 1903, Pg. 1 - Sub. by KP]

Caselton, Mary K. - Mary K. Caselton, 78, of Carrollton, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. She was born June 21, 1933, in Jerseyville, the daughter of Herbert Lawrence "Larny" and Margaret Whalen Pranger. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son-in-law, Stan Brannan. Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL, Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Caselton, Shirley Jean - Shirley Jean Caselton, 82, of Carrollton, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Heritage Health in Springfield. Born in Livingston on Dec. 6, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John Stewart and Nancy May (Sawyer) Alfeld. She married Paul N. Caselton on Sept. 18, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1974. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Norma Greaves; and three brothers, William Jack and Joseph Alfred. Burial will be at the Carrollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Caswell, Louis - d. on the 7th inst., aged 27y, the wife of V. Caswell. d. at Greenfield.
(Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1, 19 Mar. 1853, p. 43. Submitted by K. Torp)

Chapman, Addie Clifford - Carrollton - Mrs. Addie Clifford Chapman, 82, formerly of this city, died at 3:09 Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Wilkinson in Roodhouse with whom she made her home the past 10 years. She was born April 2, 1871, near Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Clifford. Her husband, James Chapman, died in 1933. Surviving are three sons, Charles of Gary, Ind., Robert of Roodhouse and James of Carrollton; two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Wilkinson of Roodhouse and Mrs. Florus Boiles of Carrollton; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Burke and Mrs. Dodie Wilson, both of East St. Louis, and Mrs. All Underwood of Arlington, Wash.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was a member of Carrollton Eastern Star chapter and Carrollton Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (CST) at the Carrollton Baptist Church with the Rev. Laurel Griggs officiating. Burial will be in city cemetery. The body is at Mehl funeral home.
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, 10 Aug.1953, Mon. - Sub. by Cheryl Clendenny]

Clanton, Claude E. "Everett" - Claude E. "Everett" Clanton, 75, of Hillview, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at his residence. He was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Alsey, the son of Ernest and Nina Northcutt Clanton. He married Doris E. Ward on May 17, 1957, in Glasgow, and she preceded him in death Nov. 11, 2000. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angie Clanton; and a brother, Denny Clanton (surviving wife, Terry Moore of Winchester). Everett graduated from Winchester High School in 1953. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He was the pump station operator for the Hartwell Drainage District for 40 years and was currently working there at the time of his unexpected death. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and thoroughly enjoyed taking his grandchildren hunting and fishing with him. He was a loyal fan of North Greene High School Athletics. He was a member of the Bryant-Thomas American Legion Post in Hillview, and the Hillview Baptist Church. Everett was a wonderful, caring man and will be greatly missed. Burial at White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Coates, Leonidas Jr. - Leonidas Coates Jr., son of Leonidas and Emiline Coates, was born June 17, 1895, at Bedford, Pike County, Illinois, residing there less than a year and moving with his parents to Patterson, Ill., where he grew to young manhood. He passed away December 11, 1946, at 9 p.m. He entered the service of the Chicago and Alton railway in the year of 1888, spending his entire working lifetime at the stations of Strout, Drake and Hillview where he acquired a large circle of friends and acquaintances. While stationed at Strout, he met and married Laveta Crosby in 1899, who has spent a lifetime of loving companionship and association with him, and to this union was born one son, Oren, now of Dallas, Texas. Leonidas Coates Sr and wife Emiline c. 1902, Hillview, Illinois (pop-up photo) Lee Coates, as he was affectionately known to his many friends and associates through the years, was active in many community activities wherever he found himself and was a member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, a charter member of the Hillview Lodge NO. 1094 A.F. and A.M., and many other organizations from time to time. He gave a lifetime of service to others and the affection of his friends amply testifies to this association. At the time of his retirement from active service on the Alton Railway, he had spent 56 years in their employ, and was the oldest man in active service at that time, 1944. Surviving him are his wife, his son, Oren, four granddaughters and one great grand daughter and a host of other relatives and friends, who will mourn his passing. Preceding him in death were one sister, Nona Coates Carriger, a brother, Otis Coates and his parents. Funeral services were held at the Hillview Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 15, conducted by the Rev. John Alexander. Flowers were cared for by Virginia Branson, Anna Lee Browning, Elsie Dyer, Genevieve Cox, Margaret Barker and Betty Powell. Masonic rites were conducted by the Hillview Lodge and interment was in the Pine Tree Cemetery. Relatives attending from Nebo were Mrs. Alden Battershell, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Crosby, and Mrs. And Mrs. Bliss Branson, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Crosby and Pearson Crosby of Hannibal, Mo.
(Newspaper and published date unknown - Submitted by Virginia Dyson

Coates, Levety Crosby - Levety Crosby Coates (pop-up photo) , daughter of Thomas and Anna Walton Crosby, was born July 24th, 1873, in Bellview and passed away September 29, 1957, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bertha Borrowman in Rockport. In December of 1899 she was married to Lee Coates who preceded her in death on December 11, 1945. To them was born one son, Oren Coates, of Dallas, Texas, who survives her. Mrs. Coates had been in a semi-invalid condition for two years and had made her home with her brother, Ray Crosby, in Nebo during this time. She and her husband had lived in Hillview for over 50 years and where she was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Early in life she accepted Christ as was baptized into the Church of Christ at Farmers Ridge. Besides her son, Oren, she is survived by four granddaughters, Mrs. Nona Lee Alexander and Mrs. Nita Rose Fitch of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Anna Marie Dyson of Memphis, Tennessee, and Mrs. Mary Dean Lendsay of Storrs, Connecticut, and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Lambert of Nebo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. Mrs. Coats was a loving mother and a good friend and neighbor and loved by all. Funeral services
[newspaper clipping has been cut off at this point] [c. 1957, unknown newspaper; Submitted by Virginia Dyson who adds this Note: Her own obituary names her as "Rebecca Ann Walton" and her husband's full name was Leonidas Coates. Mary Dean Lendsay should read "Lindsay"]
Memorial Card (pop-up photo), Mrs. T. B. Crosby, b. 27 Dec 1846, d. 26 Oct 1921, age 74 yrs, 9ms, 29ds

Connors, Alisha Jane - Alisha Jane Connors, 23, of Roodhouse, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. She was born May 3, 1988, in Marquette, Mich., the daughter of David Maxwell and Laurie Jane Breton Connors. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Michael Connors. Alisha had attended North Greene High School, and graduated from Algonquin High School in Northborough, Mass., in 2006. She attended Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H., for three years. She loved to travel, and had recently taken a trip to Ireland. She and her friends traveled all over the country to attend large concerts. She was a free spirit, which took her to wherever the wind blew her. She was especially looking forward to the birth of her nephew. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in White Hall.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Copley, Denise Lyn - Denise Lyn Copley, 53, of Mount Sterling, and formerly of White Hall, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her son's residence in Mount Sterling. She was born July 17, 1958, in St. Louis, the daughter of Harvey and Edna Corcoran Hopkins. She married Richard Copley. He preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2002.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Coraor, George R. - George R. Coraor, Ph.D., 87, of White Hall, and formerly of Allentown and Wilmington, Del., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Martha G. (Wells) Coraor. The couple celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last June 15. Born in Jacksonville May 10, 1924, George was the son of the late George L. and Margaret M. (Fernandes) Coraor. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1947, George received his A.B. in Chemistry from Illinois College and earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1950. He did a Post Doctoral Study at MIT. A member of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Coraor was employed at DuPont in Wilmington, Del., as a Research Chemist from 1951, until his retirement in 1985. Dr. Coraor was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown. He was a volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity and a local food bank. He enjoyed working on genealogy, gardening, working on cars and he especially enjoyed his family. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Sean. Interment will be private.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Cox, Eva I. - Eva I. Cox, 82, of White Hall, died on Tuesday evening, July 19, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Born in Eldred Sept. 3, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Hester Agee Bridgewater. She was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandchild, Halli Burton; and four brothers, William, George, Cydell and Ardell Bridgewater. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in White Hall. Eva had babysat for many different children in the area for many years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed her daily trips to the drugstore in White Hall for coffee and to visit with friends. Burial will be at White Hall Cemetey.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Costello, Frank C. - Frank C. Costello, 78, of rural Roodhouse, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. He was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Patterson, the son of Louis and Flossie Camerer Costello. He married Donna Joan Hodapp on Aug. 13, 1955, at the St. Michael Church in Greenfield, and she preceded him in death July 13, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Francis, Charlie and Lloyd; and two sisters, Nita Fern Woods and Mamie Ralston. Mr. Costello worked at Mobil Chemical for 36 years and was a member of the St. Michael Mens Club, Greene County Farm Bureau, served as a Greene County Rural Water Board member and as the Athensville Township Supervisor. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Burial at the Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield with full military burial rites conducted by Legion Post 225.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Cox, Franklin D. - Franklin D. Cox, 75, of White Hall, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 25, 1935, in White Hall, the son of Ira M. and Stella May Moore. He was preceded in death by sisters, Elma Adams and Wanda Gentry. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed as a custodian at Carnation in Jacksonville for a number of years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing bingo and gambling and loved to cook and spend time with his family and friends. He was a very religious person, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall. Burial at White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Cox, Joanne - Joanne Cox, 80, of Greenfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born Sept. 4, 1931, in White Hall, to James B. and Irene (White) Hicks. She married Paul Cox on April 16, 1950, in White Hall, and he preceded her in death Aug. 10, 2002. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Jimmy Hicks. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Charity Southern Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and played the piano for 42 years. She worked for JoAnn Sponsler's accounting service for many years. Burial at Union Cemetery, northwest of Greenfield.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Crocker, Harold Eugene "Beanie" - Harold Eugene "Beanie" Crocker, 78, of Roodhouse, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 29, 1933, in Fidelity, the son of Arthur and Forrest McLammar Crocker. He married Betty A. Owens on Dec. 8, 1951, at Pocahontas, Ark., and she preceded him in death Nov. 20, 2004. There are five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Harold was of the Baptist faith and had also attended the Roodhouse Methodist Church some. He went to work at Anderson-Clayton Foods in Jacksonville in 1956, and retired from Kraft Foods in 1992 after 36 years. He loved woodworking and attending the Pike County and Spoon River Drives. Burial at White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Cross, Hugh Edward - Hugh Edward Cross, 83, of Carrollton, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on Oct. 18, 1927, to Hugh W. and Helen M. Cross of Jerseyville. He married Mary Lou Walling of Beardstown, on March 25, 1951. His beloved wife, Mary Lou, preceded him in death on Mary 25, 2011. Mr. Cross attended Jersey Township High School for two years and then transferred to and graduated from Western Military Academy in Alton. He attended the University of Illinois with his enrollment interrupted by his enlistment in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946. While at the U of I, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He graduated in the class of 1950. In 1951, Mr. Cross bought the Carrollton Farm Supply Co. (an International Harvester farm implement dealership) and was owner and manager for 25 years. He enjoyed many memories with farmers in Greene and Jersey Counties. He also served on the board of directors of the Carrollton Bank for 30 years. He was a member of the Carrollton Presbyterian Church, serving as a trustee and member of the church Session. Upon retirement from the farm implement business in 1977, he assumed management of Cross Farms in Jersey County, a farm that has been in his family since 1836. Also in his retirement years, Hugh was an avid collector of toy farm machinery and toy truck banks. He enjoyed selling and trading these toys as much as he did the real size equipment from his business career. He and Mary Lou enjoyed travel in Europe, and vacationing in Northern Michigan and Florida. Hugh used to laugh with friends that he and Mary Lou had two hits - Tom and Betsy - and no "heirs", and he maintained his sense of humor until the end. Private graveside rites will be held at a later date.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Cross, Mary Lou - Mary Lou Cross, 83, of Carrollton, died Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Born in Beardstown Oct. 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Verna (Dunn) Walling. She married Hugh Edward Cross. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; and a half sister. Mrs. Cross was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1945 at Beardstown High School and later was a Phi Beta Kappa (served as President) graduate of the University of Illinois Class of 1949. She also was May Queen at the U of I. She was a bookkeeper for the Carrollton Farm Supply and homemaker. She was an active member of the Carrollton Presbyterian Church. Mary Lou loved all animals. She loved horseback riding, reading, travel in Europe and vacationing in northern Michigan and Florida. She was a loving mother. Private graveside rites will be held at a later date.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Cummins, C. Ray and Betty Ann Montgomery Cummins - Mason City - C. Ray Cummins, 84, and his wife, Betty Ann Montgomery Cummins, 81, both died in Tucson, Ariz., Mr. Cummins was born April 20, 1915, in Roodhouse to Raymond and Nellie Mae Dyer Cummins. He died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999. Mrs. Cummins was born Aug. 21, 1918, in Mason City to Glen Earl and Ebba Pierson Montgomery. She died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000. They were married Sept. 4, 1940, in Liberty, Mo. Surviving are one daughter, one grandson, and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Cummins was preceded in death by one brother. They farmed in the Mason City area for 20 years before moving in 1968 to Tucson, where he worked for Grant Road Lumber until he retired. Graveside services were at East Lawn Palms Cemetery in Tucson.
[Peoria Journal Star, January 26, 2000, Page: B04 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

Cunningham, Marjorie M. - Marjorie M. Cunningham, 81, of Carrollton, died Friday night, Sept. 9, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Born in Carrollton Dec. 8, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Adrienne (Rosentreter) Carmody. She married Robert Neil Cunningham on Nov. 26, 1947. Also surviving are four sons, 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, and a sister. Marge was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Cunningham; and two brothers, Robert and Richard Carmody. She was a registered nurse working at Alton Mental Health for 36 years retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was an avid member of the Democratic Party. She was a proud survivor of breast cancer and was a supporter of the Relay for Life. Burial to follow at St. John's Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Davis, Doris E. - Doris E. Davis, 88, of Carrollton, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Born in Alton Feb. 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late W.H. and Susie Shade Slightom. She married Paul A. Davis on Dec. 5, 1944, and he preceded her in death July 19, 1995. Surviving are a son, a daughter, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Paula Kay Davis; a great-grandson, Tyler Davis; a great-granddaughter, Emily Chaudoin; and a sister, Dorothy Casey. There will be no visitation. Graveside memorial services will be held at Carrollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Davis, W.R. - Blew His Own Head off. St. Louis, Nov 19 - W.R. Davis, ex-mayor of Carrollton, Ills., a prominent and wealthy citizen of that town, literally blew his head off with a shot gun yesterday, during the funeral ceremonies of Paul Wright, who shot himself in this city three days ago, and whose remains were taken to Carrollton his former home for burial.
[Daily Press and Dakotaian. (Yankton, Dakota Territory [S.D.]) 19 Nov. 1875

Dawdy, Frances J. - Frances J. Dawdy, 89, of White Hall, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, at the home of her parents, Harvey and Cora Nell Hubbard, in Carrollton. She married Clarence "Curly" Dawdy on Nov. 19, 1941, in Bowling Green, Mo., and he preceded her in death April 19, 1989. She is survived by two sons, four grandchildren. There are four stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Beatrice Hartman, Bertha McCaherty and Betty Tuey; along with a brother, Harold "Barney" Hubbard. Frances was an active member of the White Hall First Baptist Church since 1952. She was employed at the White Hall Hospital for 25 years, retiring in 1987. Burial at White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Dawdy, Newton Jasper - Hold Funeral Sunday For Newton Dawdy White Hall, Nov. 23, Newton Jasper Dawdy died at his home northwest of Patterson, Thursday, aged 76 years. Funeral services were held in the Patterson Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and interment was nearby. Mr. Dawdy was born in Glasgow, and lived in the house where he died for the first 50 years. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Bert Walls, Mrs. Harry Graham, Curtis Dawdy, Denver Dawdy, Grove Dawdy, Clarence Dawdy, Charles Dawdy, all of Patterson vicinity, and Elmer Dawdy of Yuma, Colo. Also by one sister, Mrs. James Watt of White Hall, and two brother, Hode Dowdy of Patterson and John Dawdy of the state of Washington. There are 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. His wife died several years ago.
[The Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, IL) Tuesday, November 24, 1931]

Dawdy, Troy - Pinned Beneath Tree, Patterson, Ill Troy Dawdy, 52, was killed yesterday when pinned beneath a tree he was helping fell.
[Decatur Herald (Decatur, IL) Saturday, March 7, 1942]

Day, Denzel - Denzel Lee Day, 84, of Jacksonville, died Monday, May 24, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born Sept. 17, 1926, in Scott County, the son of Walter A. and Ada Leah Smith Day. He married Dorothy Bosteder in 1949, and she preceded him in death Dec. 31, 2003. Mr. Day is survived by two sisters, one brother, six nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Earl Jerome Day; two sisters, Madelyn Maxine Day and Audrey Louise Stegemann; and one brother-in-law, Robert G. Groom. Mr. Day was a fireman engineer for the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville. He had earlier worked many years at J. Capps and Sons and had owned the Texaco filling station at South Main and Michigan, and D and D Sporting Goods on the corner of Hardin and Vandalia. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Wadley Lodge # 616, A.F. & A.M. in Woodson, and a former board member of Williams-Edwards Cemetery. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved motorcycles, and enjoyed living life to the fullest. Burial at Williams-Edwards Cemetery near Barrow.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Dech, Fred - Fred Dech, 51, of Chicago, and formerly of Roodhouse, died Monday, July 18, 2011, in Chicago. He was born May 24, 1960, in White Hall, the son of Dr. Ludwig and Herta Dech. He married Nannette Freeman. Fred was a computer graphic researcher at the University of Chicago. He was a graduate of North Greene High School, attended the University of Colorado for two years and graduated from Northwestern University. He completed three years of post-graduate work in computer graphics at the University of Chicago. The family will host a celebration of Fred's life at the Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Denny, Bobbie Jane - Bobbie Jane Denny, 63, of Grafton, and formerly of Roodhouse, died Thursday afternoon, July 28, 2011, at her home on the Mississippi River. Born in Springfield Nov. 6, 1947, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Alene I. "Icky" (Sprague) Denny. Surviving are a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, a brother, and her niece. Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, World War II Army Air Corps veteran, retired Air Force Master Sgt. James Denny and Alene I. "Icky" Denny. A sister, Joan Carol Denny, who died in infancy, also preceded her in death. She graduated as valedictoriam of North Greene High School Class of 1965. Bobbie attended the University of Illinois receiving her undergraduate degree in psychology with honors and a master's degree in education. She then attended American University in Washington, D.C., where she obtained a Juris Doctorate degree. She later earned a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Bobbie was a public school teacher and counselor in Illinois. In 1974, she moved to northern Virginia where she had a private law practice for over 20 years. She also was director of the Fairfax County Law Library for 10 years retiring in 2006, returning to Illinois in 2007. In addition to many academic honors, successful careers in multiple professions and world travel, Bobbie took great pleasure in the finer things in life. She attended Roodhouse Methodist Church as a child, and after coming back to Illinois was a member of The Living Word Church in Alton. She enjoyed painting and was an avid golfer. Bobbie loved animals, had many pets and was a horse enthusiast. She loved her childhood in Roodhouse, surrounded by friends and family growing up, many of whom were with her on the day she passed. Graveside rites will be held at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse.
[July 30, 2011, Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Duncan, Mrs. John Quincy - State Register Special Service, Greenfield, Ill, Feb. 17. - Died at her home in this place at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. John Quincy Duncan,was in her 51st. year. The deceased was the daughter of John and Lucy Nicholas. Her maiden name was May Violetta. She was married to John Quincy Duncan on Dec. 29, 1887 by the Rev. Winterbottom on the farm where she was born, 6 and 1/2 miles north of Greenfield, Ill. She is survived by her husband and three children, Lucy, Hallie and Herbert, her mother, one brother, Jessie and three sisters, Martha and Lelia at home and Myrtle, wife of John McMichaels of Petersburg, Ill. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 10:30, Wednesday a.m. with the interment at North Cemetery.
[Date: Tuesday, February 18, 1908, Paper: Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield, Illinois) Page: 1] Transcribed by KP

Elliott, Carolyn M. - Carolyn M. Elliott, 75, of Greenfield, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Oct. 23, 1935, in Hillview, to Norman and Marie (King) McClenning. Surviving are six children, three brothers, and one sister. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold McClenning; three sisters, Alberta McGee, Jean Schofield and Darlene McClenning; and one son, William Elliott. Carolyn was employed at Park's Locker Service and the former Westside Food and Beverage for several years. No funeral service is scheduled and burial will be private.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Elliott, William D. - William D. Elliott, 68, of Jacksonville, passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 21, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born Dec. 17, 1942, in Jacksonville, the son of Max A. and Grace N. Rider Elliott. He is survived by eight brothers, two sisters, and numerous nephews and nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces and great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his companion of 19 years, Gloria Stahlman; and two sisters, Nina Lee Elliott and Roberta Elliott. Mr. Elliiott worked several jobs throughout his life. He had been employed by the United States Postal Service as a truck driver and later lived in Springfield and became very proficient in hanging drywall but the one job he especially enjoyed was driving for the Taxi Cab Company. Bill loved to talk and never knew a stranger. He was a longtime friend of Bill Wilson. He loved to play his guitar and sing, especially bluegrass and gospel. He enjoyed fishing and later in life meeting his friends for coffee and fellowship. A memorial gathering will be held at New Life Church in White Hall.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

English, R. Wharton - LINCOLN'S FRIEND., Kansas City, Feb. 17 - Dr. R. Wharton English died here today of old age. He was believed to be 94 years old, having been born at Bedford, Ky, in 1800. He had lived in Kansas City twenty-one years, and was widely known. At the age of 20 he moved to Carrollton, Ills., and before he was 27 years old was elected to the state legislature and served three terms. He was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, and they roomed together. Dr. English served through the Black Hawk war. He was a delegate from Illinois to a large number of national conventions, and for many years was chairman of the Illinois Democratic state committee. Shortly before Lincoln was chosen president, Dr. English was instrumental in preventing a duel between him and General Shields. His body was sent to Carrollton, Ills.
[The Wichita Daily Eagle. (Wichita, Kan.), 18 Feb. 1894]

EYER, Ernest - Carrollton - Ernest Eyer, 89, retired, died Wednesday afternoon at Tower View nursing home. He made his home for the last 13 years with his brother, Frank, at Carrollton. He was born in Greene County December 17, 1963. Besides his brother Frank, he leaves another brother, Charles, of Roodhouse, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Costello of Decatur and Mrs.Carrie Hersman of Arizona. The body is at Simpson funeral home, Carrolton, where services are scheduled for 2 PM Friday, with the Rev. Laurel Grigg, pastor of the Carrollton Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 6, 1952, Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Fisher, Mary P. - Mary P. Fisher, 73, of White Hall, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 4, 1937, in St. Charles, Mo., the daughter of Walter O. and Eloise (Fulmer) Cook. She is survived by a son, four daughters, 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, and a brother. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Thelma Nash. Mary worked as a cook at several area restaurants, prior to becoming a medical courier for the Department of Public Aid. She later worked at the Maple Crest Retirement Home in White Hall. She enjoyed fishing and hunting for mushrooms. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Carrollton. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held the Assembly of God Church in Carrollton. Private interment will be held at White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Foiles, Anna Altheda - Carrollton - Funeral services for Miss Anna Altheda Foiles were conducted Saturday at the Nazarene Tabernacle at Summit Grove in Calhoun County. The Rev. Paul F. Wankel of Farmer City officiated. Pallbearers were Cecil Foiles, Howard Foiles, Russell Foiles, Lee Foiles, Donald Foiles and Kenneth Foiles. Burial was in Summit Grove Cemetery.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 15 Aug 1961,Tue. Page 14 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Foiles, George Albert - Former Resident Of Greene Dies - Carrollton, Ill - A former resident of Greene and Calhoun counties, George Albert Foiles, 86, died Wednesday morning at Bartonville, Ill. He was the father of Cecil Foiles who resided west of Carrollton. Mr. Foiles was a retired farmer and resided in Greene and Calhoun counties practically his entire life. The body will be at the Simpson Funeral Home in Carrollton.
[The Jacksonville Daily Journal- 19 Nov. 1953, Thu., page 13 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Foiles, Ralph - Ralph Foiles Rites Held at Carrollton - Carrollton- Funeral services for Ralph Foiles, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Foiles, who was killed Friday night in an automobile accident near Mt. Clare, Ill., were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the local Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter b. Bruett officiating. Songs during the service were sung by Mrs. P.C. Caselton, Mrs. Eugene Graves , Mrs Wayne Scroggins of this city and Mrs. Newton Elliott of Alton with miss Pauline Schroeder playing accompaniment. Burial was in the Summit Grove Cemetery in Calhoun County. Pallbearers were Gerald Garratt, James Nevius, Kenyon Walker, Deane Walker, Herbert Graham and Richard McGuire.
[Alton Evening Telegraph- 03 Feb 1953, Tue, page 11 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Foiles, Raymond L. - Carrollton - Raymond L. Foiles, 42, of 620 Summit St., Carrollton, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Barnes Hospital. He was born in Kampsville, Jan. 11, 1929, son of Cecil Foiles of Jerseyville and the late Mrs. Carrie Foiles. In addition to his father, he leaves his widow, the former Joanna Fauver, whom he married Sept. 21, 1952, in Midwest, Wyo.; four daughters, Marcia, Bonnie, Laverna and Lora, all at home; and three brothers, Robert of Hillview, Roger and Ronnie, both of Carrollton. Two brothers preceded him in death. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. today at Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton until noon Tuesday when the body will be moved to the church for funeral services at 2 p.m. The Rev. J.R.Heikes, pastor of the Baptist Church in Carrollton, will officiate and the burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 14 Jun 1971, Mon. page 22 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Ford, Linda - Linda Kay Ford, age 50, of Roodhouse, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at St. Clare's Hospital in Fenton, Mo. She was born Jan. 24, 1961, in Quincy, the daughter of Robert Homer and Genevieve Marie Arnold Irvine. She married Larry Lynn Ford. She is also survived by her parents, three daughters, a son, two step-daughters, and two grandchildren. She also has a brother, and 2 sisters, several nieces and nephews. Linda was a woman dedicated to her family, always putting their needs first. In her free time, she enjoyed a glass of wine with friends while camping, and was an avid birdwatcher. She had just recently seen her last daughter graduate college, and had personally begun classes to obtain her LPN license. She was a wonderful woman, an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by all. Private services will be held by the family.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Ford, Lois Lea Tendick - Lois Lea (Tendick) Ford, 87, of Greenfield, died at her home with her family at her side on Sunday evening, Sept. 25, 2011. Born in Greenfield on Aug. 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Louis Carl Tendick and Cressa Viola Dams Tendick. She married James Robert "Bob" Ford on June 22, 1947, and spent 64 years of marriage and 72 wonderful years as the love of his life. Two sisters, Virginia Lucille Tendick Struble and Marian Louis Tendick Douglas, preceded her in death. Lois Lea was salutatorian of her 1942 graduating class and attended college at Illinois State from 1942 to 1943 and later the University of Illinois from 1943-1947. She was a lifelong member of the Greenfield United Methodist Church. She was a teacher in Greenfield for 23 years, teaching home economics from 1947-1952, and later from 1967-1985, and served on the Greenfield School Board for 12 years. She loved her students and teaching. She helped with style shows and musicals and enjoyed sewing, knitting and playing piano and organ. Lois Lea loved her family dearly and will be sadly missed. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery near Greenfield.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Fry, Gen. Jacob - Gen. Jacob Fry died at Carrollton, Green County, Ill., Jan. 27, at the age of 81 years. He was one of the oldest settlers of the State, and held the office of Canal Commissioner nearly 30 years. He was a Major-General of the Union Army during the rebellion, and commanded a regiment -- the Sixty-first Illinois -- at the battle of Shiloh and in other engagements. During the campaigns he contracted a disease, from the effects of which he lost his eyesight. He then retired to his farm near Carrollton, where he pased the remaining years of his life. He resided in California for several years, and represented Place County in the State Senate in 1851.
[New York Times, 5 Feb 1881 - NS - Sub by FoFG]