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Danny Ray Eaves
Danny Ray Eaves, 65, of Dix, died 4:09 p.m. Friday Jan. 20, 2006, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He worked for many years as a grade school custodian. Mr. Eaves was born February 14, 1940 in St. Louis, MO to Russell and Mildred (Jones) Eaves. His first union was with Helen Eaves on July 22, 1961 and they had five children and his second union was with Janet Eaves on December 17, 1976 and they had one child, all are surviving. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with Rev. Glen Hammons officiating. Burial will follow at Smith Veterans Cemetery. Military gravesides rites will be conducted by American Legion Post # 141 of Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Eaves is survived by two sons, Russell Ray Eaves of Oklahoma, and Brian Joseph Eaves of Texas. Four daughters, Theresa Lynn Foster of Mt. Vernon, IL and Angela Sue Eaves and Mary Catherine Quintanilla both of Texas. Christina Jo Eaves of Florida. Eleven Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Russell Eaves and “Pete” (William) Eaves. Mr. Eaves attended the First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon and was a veteran of the United State Air Force and served as an Air Traffic Controller
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 2/23/2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson



Clarence Ray Edwards
Clarence Ray Edwards, 78, of Mt. Vernon died at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after a short battle with Cancer. He was a self employed Insurance Salesman for over forty years. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Elks # 819, a current member of Woodworker’s Assoc., and an avid woodworker. He served his Country in the U. S. Army. Mr. Edwards was born, January 9, 1928 in Wamac, IL to Fred and Florence (Friess) Edwards. He married Mary Ann (Straka) on Dec 20, 1947 in Chicago, IL; she survives in Mt. Vernon. Private Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday February 1, at Newell Funeral Home Mt. Vernon. Shane Merritt will officiate. Mr. Edwards is survived by spouse Mary Ann of Mt. Vernon, IL. Four daughters; Susan Edwards of Naperville, IL.; Gayle Skibinski, & husband Randy of Mt. Vernon, IL. Donna Overstreet & husband Clark of Mt. Vernon; Sandy Hooker & husband David of Elburn, IL. One brother; Lowell Edwards & wife Betty of Harrisburg, IL. Three sisters; Mary White of Centralia, IL. ;Pat Walker & husband Charles of Salem, IL.; Jeannie Mulvin & husband Mike of Centralia, IL. Four grandchildren; Michael Smith & wife Toby of Ft. Myers, Fl.; Stacey Jolliff & husband Brock of Centralia, IL.; Kelly Crosby & husband Sam of Fairmont, West Virginia; Colin Overstreet of Mt. Vernon, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter; Elaine Edwards Smith, one sister, and three brothers. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Heartland Assoc. for Woodmen of the World Youth Camp and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Newell Funeral Home, 2707 North Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 1/2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Joseph Eller
Mr. Joseph Eller, a Prominate Farmer, living five miles north of town, died suddenly Sunday evening of congestion.
Mr Eller was in town Saturday, enjoying apparently good health, was taken sick Sunday and died Sunday evening. Mr. Eller was an honorable gentleman, and by his death we lose a good citizen.

Published in Mt. Vernon,IL weekly paper
October 28, 1885
Submitted by: Wanda Eller Livesay

*RESEARCH NOTES* Mr. Eller was born January 14,1818, in NC he died October 24, 1885 in Mt.Vernon,IL. He married Sarah Evans on March 2, 1841 in Rhes Co.,TN. Joseph Eller left surviving him his wife Sarah Eller , Sons: Newton A.,Gerorge A., Willis C., Thomas Jefferson, John H., William L., and Daughters: Sophronia C. Eller, and Rebecca A. Boone also several grandchildren.He was Proceeded in death by His Parents,a Son Joseph , daughters Sarah Jane Mullinax and Mary Elizabeth Wilson, also several Grandchildren.

Charles W. Ellis
Charles W. Ellis of Bluford Dies; Funeral Sunday
Charles W. Ellis, of Bluford, died at 7:15 p.m. yesterday at the age of 78 years and three months.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Harmony Baptist church, with the Rev. Kenneth Holland of Mt. Vernon officiating. Burial will be in Harmony cemetery.
The body will remain at the Osborne Funeral Home in Dix, where friends may call.
Mr. Ellis was born February 21, 1874, the son of Warner and Anna Ellis. He was married in 1895 to Annie Bond, who preceded him in death March 12, 1931. He was later married to Myrtle Nelson, who also preceded him in death. Mr. Ellis was a member of the Ina Baptist church.
He survived by his present wife, Mae; three sons, Willie of Bluford, Arthur of Johnsonville and Charles of Mt. Vernon; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Ethel Lowery and Mrs. Ruby May Hodge of Lexington, Ill. and Mrs. Myrtle Opal Wilson of Crown Point, Ind.; five brothers James, Oscar and Henry of Mt. Vernon and Walter and Harry of Bluford; a sister, Mrs. Ethel King of Mt. Vernon;
[*NOTE* Charles W. Ellis's tombstone list death year as 1952 and his obituary newspaper clipping was cut off and is not complete. Submitted by Ruth Lowery Price]


Veeta Mae Ellis
Veeta Mae Ellis, 72, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 11:26 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2008, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born in Jefferson City, Mo., on March 2, 1936, a daughter of James Wesley and Bula Hattie (Gustin) Logan. She first married Carl Wayne Ison, and he preceded her in death in 1962. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Flint Cemetery in Belle Rive with the Rev. Bob Meyer officiating. Interment will follow. There will be no public visitation held. Veeta is survived by a son, Larry Ison of Belle Rive; two daughters, Kathaleen Holmes and husband Clint of Belle Rive and Carla Ison of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, James Sontheimer and wife Diane of Cabool, Mo., Amy Keys of Belle Rive and Jason Holmes of Grandin, Mo.; sister, Elaine Berlien and husband Cecil of North Fort Myer, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Veeta loved to garden, crochet and work in her garden. Her parents; first husband; three brothers, Zedward Logan, Johnnie Logan, and Ullman Logan; and sister, Cleta Burleson preceded her in death. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: June 17, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Melvin Edward Elliston
Melvin Edward Elliston of Plano, Illinois died suddenly at 3:30 am today in the home of his brother, Jerry Elliston, of near Waltonville, where he was visiting. He was 46 years, five months and 26 days of age. He was a member of the Christian Church of Boyd, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 pm.
Mr. Elliston was a farmer. He was born February 20, 1904 to Nelvin and Eva (Isom) Elliston and was united in marriage to the former Lora May Piercy.
Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Violet Minott, Mrs. Vivan Cole, Mrs. Norma Minott, all of aurora, ILL. Mrs. Fay Pyle of Chicago; seven brothers, Orville and James of Chicago, William of Centralia, Charles and Jerry of Waltonville, John of Oklahoma and Tom of Tennessee; three sisters, Mrs. May Adams of Chicago, Mrs. Jesse DeWitt of Arizona and Thelma Elliston; two step-brothers, Lawrence and Julian Loman. Four grandchildren also survive.
The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix after noon tomorrow.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Gerald E. England
Gerald E. England, 60, of Bonnie died 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24, 2003, at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He sold ads for the Mt. Vernon Register-News until failing health. Mr. England was born Aug. 6, 1943, in Jefferson County to Velma Marie (Piercy) and William B. (Weep) England Jr. He married Gloria (Tucker) England April 10, 1965, in Mt. Vernon; she survives. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Chuck Ellis will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. England is survived by his wife, Gloria England of Bonnie, sons Scott England and wife Jackie of Waltonville and Kevin England of Mt. Vernon; daughters Melissa Reed and husband Eric of Waltonville and Melanie England of Woodlawn; grandchildren Jaime England of Waltonville, Christopher England of Waltonville, Deanna England of Mt. Vernon and Ryan England of Mt. Vernon; a brother Gary England and wife Georgia of Mt. Vernon; and a sister Sharon Utlaut and husband Sterling of Waltonville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. England was a member of Waltonville Freewill Baptist Church, American Legion Post 141, Waltonville AMVETS and the Jefferson County Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed softball, followed sports with his family and was active with the Waltonville Little League. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Old Shiloh Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted tothe care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Gloria Jean England
Gloria Jean England, 59, of Bonnie, died 5:07 a.m. Jan. 2, 2007. at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. She was a registered Nurse at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Born February 16, 1947, in Jefferson County, she was a daughter of Maude I. Tucker. She married Gerald E. England on April 10, 1965, in Mt. Vernon. Gloria dearly loved him and greatly missed him after he preceded her in death on November 24, 2003. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Chuck Ellis and Mr. Jamie Allen officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. She is survived by two sons, Scott England and wife Jackie of Waltonville and Kevin England of Bonnie; two daughters Melissa Reed and husband Eric of Bluford and Melanie England and fiance Gary Hails of Woodlawn; five grandchildren: Jamie and Christopher England of Waltonville, Deanna and Ryan England of Mt. Vernon and John Hails of Woodlawn; and an aunt: Opal Peterson of Bonnie. She was preceded in death by her husband and mother. She was a member of Central Christian Church of Mt. Vernon. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Auxiliary and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hughey funeral home 1969.com for further information.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: 01/03/07
Submitted by Ida Reeves
Relationship: Cousin

Jesse T. England
Jesse T. England, 58, 728 N. 11th St., died 8:51 A.M. December 7, 1989, at his home. Mr. England was a cement mason-concrete finisher. He was born March 8,1931, in Jefferson County, a son of William Burton and Mary Margaret (Chamness) England. December 7, 1951, he married Mildred Brown, who died June 18, 1986. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Rudolph Schlag officiating. Burial will follow in Old Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. England is survived by four brothers, William England and wife Velma, Charles England and wife, Doris, and Donald England and wife Phyllis, all of Mt. Vernon, and Robert England and wife Peggy of Woodlawn: two sisters Mrs. Howard (Mary Ellen) Phillips of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Gene (Glenda) Kohute of Nason; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. England was a member of East Side Baptist Church, where he was chairman of the accounting committee, an usher, Sunday School teacher, assistant treasurer and trustee. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, the Rev. Alan England and Jerry Max England. Memorials may be made to East Side Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

William B. "Weep" England Jr
William B. "Weep" England Jr., 81, of Mt.Vernon, died at 8:16 a.m. June 8, 2000, at his home. Mr. England was employed at Vernois Inc./Stove Foundry for 40 years and retired in 1981. He was born July 18, 1918, in Jefferson County, a son of William England and Mary (Chamness) England. He married Velma Piercy on November 9, 1940, in St. Louis Mo.; she survives. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Old Shiloh Cemetery with the Rev. Olen Weatherford officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. Those attending the graveside services are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Saturday morning. In addition to his wife, of Mt. Vernon, Mr. England is survived by two sons, Gerald England and wife Gloria of Bonnie and Gary England and wife Georgia of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Sharon Utlaut and husband Sterling of Waltonville; nine grandchildren, Scott England and wife Jackie, Kevin England, Bill England, Jeff England, Shawn Utlaut, Missy England, Melanie England, Carolyn Phillips and husband Shane, and Sheila Robbers and husband Shawn; eight great-grandchildren, Jaime England, Allison England, Deanna England, Justin England, Ryan England, Shayna Phillips, Jordan Phillips and Dustin Robbers; three brothers, Charles England and wife Doris of Mt. Vernon, Bob England and wife Peg of Woodlawn, and Donald England and wife Phyllis of Mt. Vernon; one sister Glenda Kohute and husband Gene of Nason; brother-in-law Howard Phillips of Mt. Vernon; sister-in-law Nadine England of Mt. Vernon, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. England was a member of the Methodist Faith, American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon and was a trustee of the board of Old Shiloh Cemetery. He was an Air Force Tech sergeant and veteran of World War II, and was a past president of the Steel Workers Union at Vernois Inc. He was a very devoted family man and enjoyed each of his children's accomplishments as well as his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Old Shiloh Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

William Burton England, Sr
William Burton England, Sr.; a lifetime resident of this city, died at 3 a.m. today at his home, 505 South 6th St.His age was 61 years, eight months and 29 days. The son of William J. and Sarah (Allen) England, he was born May 3, 1891 in Mt. Vernon. Mr. England was a veteran of WW I, having served as a private with Co."D" 29th Battalion. He was married October 5, 1917, in Mt. Vernon to the former Mary Chamness, who survives. Mr. England was a grinder at Mt. Vernon Furnace and Manufacturing Co. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Chapel with Rev. Bird Green in charge. Military services will be in charge of the American Legion, of which Mr. England was a member. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 7 sons, William Jr.,Allen, Charles, Robert, Jerry, and Donald all of Mt. Vernon,and Jess who is serving in Germany with the U.S. Army and two daughters; Mrs. Mary Ellen Phillips and Miss Glenda Louise England of Mt. Vernon; two sisters Mrs. Etta Guthrie of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Katie Wright of Robertsville, Mo.He is also survived by 10 grand-children. The body will remain at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves


Velma Marie England
Velma Marie England, 77, of Mt. Vernon died 6:30 p.m. January 21, 2002, at her home. She was a sales clerk at the Mammoth department store for many years and retired in 1988. Mrs. England was born July 13, 1924, in Jefferson County to Charlie and Ferne (Steele) Piercy. She married William B. "Weep" England Jr., November 9, 1940, in St. Louis, he died June 8, 2000. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Old Shiloh Cemetery. The Rev. Olen Weatherford will officiate. Burial will be at the Old Shiloh Cemetery. Thoseattending the graveside service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Thursday morning. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home. Mrs. England was survived by two sons, Gerald England and wife Gloria of Bonnie and Gary England and wife Georgia of Mt.Vernon; a daughter Sharon Utlaut and husband Sterling of Waltonville; five grandsons, Scott England and wife Jackie of Waltonville, Kevin England of Waltonville, Jeff England, Bill England, and Shawn Utlaut and wife Brook, all of Mt. Vernon; four grand-daughters, Melissa England and Melanie England both of Bonnie, Caroly Phillips and husband Shane of Nashville, and Sheila Robbers and husband Shawn of Mt. Vernon; eight great-grandchildren, Justin England, Allison England, Jamie England, Deanna England, Ryan England, Shayna Phillips, Jordon Phillips, and Dustin Robbers; and a sister Freida Lane and husband Verdon of Opdyke. Velma was devoted to her family and friends, and was always there when they needed her. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; a brother, Dewight Piercy; five sisters, Theba Jean Yearwood, Theresa Mayo, Evelyn Goddard, Gladys Piercy, and Jewel Piercy. Memorial contributions may be made to Old Shiloh Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or can be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home at P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Il 62864.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Mellie Della Ennis
Mrs. Mellie Ennis, 64, Dies; Rites Wednesday
Mrs. Mellie Ennis, 64, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Aldene V. Williams, 903 South Cottage Grove avenue. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Renner funeral home chapel. Rev. R.T. Hickerson will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Ennis was born at Colfax, Dec. 30, 1887, daughter of the late Thomas Smith Logan and Florence Elizabeth McAtee Logan. She moved here 12 years ago. She was a member of the First Methodist church and of Royal Neighbors of America. She leaves in addition to her daughter, a sister, Mrs. Luella Lawson of Champaign, two brothers, Albert and Ralph Logan, both of Champaign and three grandchildren.

Submitted by: Paul Anderson


Joseph Esmond/Esmon
Joseph Esmond/Esmon (3rd husband of Mary (Neaville)1.George 2.Greenwood 3.Esmon )
b. 25 Dec 1843 in Tenn.
d. 27 Jan 1943 in Jefferson Co, IL (99yrs 1 mo 2 days)
buried: Mateer,Four Mile twp,Wayne Co,IL on 30 Jan 1943
F: John Esmond/Esmon of Tenn.
M: Fanny Wolfe of Tenn.
residence: 501 South 10th Street, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Informant: Holden Esmon at the same address of residence.
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Marriage License to Mary (Neaville) 1.George 2. Greenwood 3. Esmon list his birth as Chattanooga, Tenn.

27 Jan 1943
Cert. of Death
Submitted by: Marlene Olson
Relationship : Earl Bankston of Wayne Co,IL grandmother's third husband

Edwin Dale Estes
Dale Estes Of Mt. Vernon Died At Age 68
Funeral services for Edwin Dale Estes, 68, 915 S. 21st St., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Myers-Baril Chapel with the Rev. Ross Partridge officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Mr. Estes died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at his home. He owned and operated the Estes Market at Camp Ground and later worked as a child care worker for the Methodist Children’s Home. Mr. Estes was born in Jefferson County Dec. 18, 1912, the son of Ed and Ollie (Keef) Estes. On Dec. 24, 1930, in Mt. Vernon, he married Gladys Shelton, who survives. In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Don (Jane) Bailey of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Charles (Sue) Garner of Silver Lake, Kan., two sisters, Beulah Campbell of Opdyke and Grace Roney of Mt. Vernon; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Estes was a member of the Camp Ground Baptist Church.. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and a son, Calvin.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

Laura Elizabeth Estes
Laura Estes, 90 Dies Early Today; Rites Wednesday
Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Estes of 1015 South 12th Street died at 7:45 a.m. today in Jefferson Memorial Hospital at the age of 90 years, seven months and three days. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Chapel with Rev. Carl Whittington and the Rev. F. L. Trotter officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Memorial Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Estes was born Feb. 8, 1877, in Spring Garden township, the daughter of Robert Marion and Louisa (Page) Bumpus. In Spring Garden on Dec. 1, 1895, she was married to John C. Estes, who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1944. She was also preceded in death by two sons; Ralph and Harel Estes. Survivors include a son, Roy L. Estes; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Powers; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Miller, all of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Mrs. Estes was a member of Second Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors of American Lodge.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: 9-11-1969
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson


Ed Shelton Eubank
Ed Shelton Eubank of Woodlawn, a Casner township farmer, died at 5:00 p. m. Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 68 years, 3 months and 20 days of age. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Mr. Feaman will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Woodlawn.
Friends may call at Myers Chapel after 3:30 p. m. Wednesday.
Mr. Eubank was born January 4, 1887 in Jefferson county, the son of Richard C. and Mary Ellen (Baldridge) Eubank. He was a lifetime resident of this county. On August 21, 1905 he was married to Stella Mae Dial, who survives.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Hayse and Mrs. Margaret Brieseacher of Mt. Vernon: three sons, Edward of Walnut Hill, Richard of Mt. Vernon and Irva of Woodlawn; one sister, Mrs. Luttie Piper of Woodlawn; four brothers, Robert and Jesse of Wodlawn and John and Tom of Mt. Vernon: 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Marteeny.
Feb 22, 1955
Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K. Torp

James S. Eubanks
James S. Eubanks passed away July 24, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital at the age of 81. He was born July 8, 1927, in Sesser, the son of the late Oma Adams Eubanks and Clyde Eubanks. On June 26, 1948, he married his wife of 60 years, Lois June Hufstutler Eubanks. To this union was born five children: a daughter, Marina Lois Sledge and husband Steve of Mt. Vernon; four sons, Rickey and wife Theresa of Patoka, Darrell and wife Teresa of Kell, Nelson and wife Terrie of Iuka and Rodney and wife Kathy of Iuka. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; step grandchildren; and step great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Wanita Teel of DuQuoin and Chesta Glasco of Arvada, Colo.; and a half-brother, Stanley Eubanks of Sesser. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marcella Dunbar and Ethel Lou Bumpus. Mr. Eubanks was a member of Pleasant View Free Will Baptist Church where he had been a deacon since 1976. He was a loving husband, father, pa pa and great pa pa and will be deeply missed. He retired in 1993 from the Union Pacific after 22 years with the railroad. Before that he worked at the A & P Grocery Store in Mt. Vernon for 18 years.and farmed all his life. Mr. Eubanks was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon with the Rev. David Burgess and Brother David Shores officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford



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