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Biron Osro Mann
Biron Osro Mann, 83, of Mt. Vernon died 5:20 a.m. Dec. 24, 2004, at St. Mary’s/Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Mann had been a factory worker in the Chicago area. Born Sept. 19, 1919, in Brookland, AR., he was a son of Edward Osro Mann and Martha Ellen (Eason) Mann. A graveside service was held 11 a.m. today at Kirk Cemetery in Ina with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. No public visitation was held. Mr. Mann was a Protestant. Survivors include two sisters, Wanda Border and husband Lawrence of Mt. Vernon and Rachel Mann of Farmington, Mo.; nephews Will Border and wife Marilyn of Mt. Vernon and Rickey Mann and wife Dottie of Port Richey, Fla.; a niece, Mary Ellen West and husband Joe of Centralia; several great nephews and nieces, including Tonya Sanders and husband Tim of Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother William Henry Mann and a sister Lillian Swanner Sanders. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 for more information.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 12-28-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson



Annie B. Mannen
Dies Here Sunday; Rites Wednesday
Mrs. Annie Belle Mannen, of 1716 Cherry street, died at 9:50 p.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 82 years, two months and six days of age. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. ar Myers Chapel. The Rev. Andrew Caraker will officiate and burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Mannen was born December 14, 1872 in Jefferson county, the daughter of John and Laura (Bravard) Wells. She was married to Jerome S. Mannen, who preceded her in death in 1932. Mrs. Mannen was a member of the Universalist church at Waltonville. She is survived by two sons, Walter of Mt. Vernon and Merle of Rockford, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Iva Hester of Waltonville; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Eater of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Dr. J. W. Wells of Waltonville; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

James Mannen
James Mannen Dies At Daughter's Home 8 P.M. Wednesday
James Mannen, member of a family long prominent in Jefferson county, died last night at the home of this daughter, Mrs. Charles Sigworth, in Waltonville. He would have been 60 years old had he lived until July 4. Mr. Mannen had been in impaired health for several years, but was able to visit the Waltonville business district yesterday afternoon. Returning home, he worked awhile in the garden and then went to the house to rest. About six p.m. Mrs. Sigworth found him unconscious and summoned a physician. Death occurred two hours later. Mr. Mannen was born in Jefferson county and spent his entire life here, engaging in farming during the active years of his life. He was a member of the Universalist church at Waltonville. He is survived by one daugther, Mrs. Sigworth; three sons, Robert Mannen of Decatur, Hugh Mannen at home and Harry Mannen of Louisville, Ky; three brothers, Ira Mannen of Waltonville and L. E. and Roy Mannen, both of Mt. Vernon; and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Wray, Creighton, Neb. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Raymond Mannen
Former Mayor Of Waltonville Dies
Raymond Stanley Mannen, 68, former mayor of Waltonville, died at 4:40 p.m. yesterday at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis after a lingering illness. Mr. Mannen, a well known Jefferson county farmer and stock raiser, was also employed in the land department of the C.W. & F. Coal Co. He was elected and served four terms as mayor of Waltonville. Mr. Mannen was born January 12, 1886 near Waltonville, the son of Josiah H. and Mary B. (McNail) Mannen. He attended Ewing College at Ewing, Ill. On October 11, 1911 he was married in Mt. Vernon, to Margaret Euterpe Hirons. His death occurred on their 43rd wedding anniversary. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in Waltonville and burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery. Friends may call at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville after 6:00 p.m. today. At 2:00 p.m .Wednesday the body will be moved to the family home to lie in state until the funeral hour. Besides his wife, Mr. Mannen is survived by two sons, Merritte of Mt. Vernon and Leland of New Haven, Conn.; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Martin of Waltonville; two grandchildren; two brothers, Hardy E. of Mt. Vernon and Sebern W. of Woodlawn; a half-brother, Joe of Chicago; and his step-mother, Mrs. Cora Mannen of Waltonville. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Martha (Johnson) Mann
MARTHA E. MANN DIES AT AGE 92; RITES TOMORROW
Mrs. Martha Elzina Mann died at the home of her brother, J.L. Johnson, 320 North Seventh Street. Her age was 92 years, four months and 25 days. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Roscoe Hollis officiating and burial will be in Bald Hill Cemetary. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time until the funeral hour. Mrs. Mann was born August 11, 1859 in Scheller, the daughter of Green and Sarah (Wright) Johnson. She was married to William E. Mann, who preceeded her in death in 1940. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are three brothers, Stephen Logan Johnson of Gering, Nebraska, Lewis Johnson of Mt. Carmel and James L. Johnson of Mt. Vernon.

6 Jan 1952 - possibly Mt. Vernon Daily Register,
Submitted by: John Robert Carlson
Relationship = Great Grandson of her brother James L. Johnson


Dorthy Mare
Dorthy Mare, 95, of Mt. Vernon died 12:05 a.m. April 13, 2005, at Nature Trail Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon. She was a caregiver for the elderly and a babysitter. Mrs. Mare was born April 12, 1910, in Algona, Iowa, to William and Nora (Long) Falwey. She married George Mare Dec. 8, 1942, in Salem; he preceded her in death April 20, 1975. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Old Union Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Lindell Knox will officiate. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Saturday morning. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Mare is survived by a son, Thomas W. "Tom" Mare and special friend Betty of Mt. Vernon; two grandchildren, John Thomas Mare and wife Rhonda of Bluford and Curtis William Mare and special friend Heather of Du Quoin; four great-grandchildren; a former daughter-in-law, Theresa Greene of Bluford; a sister, Hazel Knight of Spokane, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five sisters and a brother. Mrs. Mare attended Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon and was active at the Sunshine Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for further information.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Alberta Hirons Martin
Alberta Hirons Martin, 83, of Mt. Vernon and formerly of Washington, IL. died 4:43 A.M. Thursday, February 2, 2006, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a home maker and a Volunteer for St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Auxiliary for 16 years and a member of Central Christian Church. Mrs. Martin was born October 11, 1922 in Mt. Vernon, IL to Aud and Meda (Norris) Hirons Sr. She married Coy Martin on December 6, 1942; he preceded her in death February 16, 1989. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon, with the Randy Sells and Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Martin is survived by three sons, Michael Martin and wife Marty of Lexington, KY.; Samuel Martin and wife Sally (Hess) of Dunedin, FL.; Jeffry Martin and wife Linda of Seminole, FL.; two brothers, Malcolm Hirons and wife Rose of Mt. Vernon, IL, and O. P. Hirons of Mt. Vernon, IL; one twin sister, Roberta Frick and husband Harold of Waltonville, IL; one sister-in-law Carlyn Hirons of Mt. Vernon, IL; one granddaughter, Elizabeth and husband Kevin Jarvis of Franklin, TN.; three grandsons, Brett Martin and wife Heather of Arlington, VA.; Eric and Neil Martin both of Seminole, FL.; Great Grandson, Bryce Jarvis and Great Granddaughter, Kennedy Jarvis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one infant brother Joe Ben, and one brother Aud “Jiggs” Hirons Jr. For those who wish, memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Auxiliary, Hospice of Good Samaritan, Central Christian Church, or Knob Prairie Cemetery 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: 2/2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson


Donald G. Martin
Donald G. Martin, 76, of Woodlawn, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. Donald was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Jefferson County to Clinton and Velma (Farmer) Martin. He married Patsy Ann Moore in Woodlawn on Nov. 17, 1956. Donald was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War who served from 1948 to 1956. He was a selfemployed carpenter specializing in homebuilding and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; a son, Garret Martin and wife Kathy of Woodlawn; two daughters, Donella Mullinax and husband Bart of Woodlawn and Kara Ferguson and hussand Les of Mt. Vernon; three grandsons, Garret Ryan Richardson and wife Kassi of New Market, England, James Matthew Mullinax of Lexington Ky. and Levi Aaron Ferguson of Mt. Vernon; three granddaughters, Shanda Ralyn Martin of Woodlawn, Brecca Rae Mullinax of Lexington, Ky. and Shawna Marie Ferguson of Mt. Vernon; and one great granddaughter, Morgan Leigh Richardson of New Market, England; one brother, Harold Martin and wife Carol of Tuscola; and two sisters, Evelyn Burton of Tuscon, Ariz., and Shirley Smith and husband Richard of Tacoma, Wash. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Edith Sturdevant, and an infant brother, Paul. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Mount Catherine Cemetery in Woodlawn with Reverend Les Bolt officiating. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome.com for further information or to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Saturday - Sunday August 16 - 17, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Jessie L. Martin
Jessie L. Martin, nee Reynolds, 93, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Mt. Vernon, Ill., born Nov. 9, 1911, in Nason, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Cedar Ridge Healthcare Facility in Lebanon, Ill., of natural causes. Mrs. Martin graduated Valedictorian of the Benton High School Class of 1930, and from Centralia Business College Class of 1932. She was ahead of her time in advancing her education, and her degree would further her career when she opened her own business. Mrs. Martin owned and operated the Lynn Ann Shop in downtown Mt. Vernon, Ill., for 21 years. She was an active member of the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Mt. Vernon Illinois Downtown Business Association, and a board member of the Mt. Vernon Downtown Development Corporation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Martin, whom she married July 12, 1932, and who died March 2, 1997; parents, Alfred G. and Nettie Reynolds; a son, Gary Martin; a sister, Josie Reynolds Williams; a brother, Ralph Reynolds; and a grandson, Keith Martin. Surviving are four children, Jack (Tammy) Martin of Lenzberg, Ill., Beverly Ann Simpson of St. Louis, Mo., Ronnie (Susie) Martin of Camdenton, Mo., and David (Donna) Martin of Belleville, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Lynn Ann Martin of Chicago, Ill., Alan Simpson of Littleton, Colo., Randy Martin of St. Louis, Mo., Marty Simpson of St. Louis, Mo., Scott Martin of Los Angeles, Calif., Christopher Martin of Belleville, Ill., Shane Martin of Tucson, Ariz., Heather Martin of St. Louis, Mo., and Brittany Martin of Belleville, Ill.; ten great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Reynolds of Florida; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martin was a long time member of the Central Christian Church of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and memorials may be made to the church, or the Abner Cemetery in Nason, Ill. Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Hughey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, Ill. Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will be in Abner Cemetery, Nason, Ill.


Source: The Belleville News-Democrat
Date: September 10, 2005
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Ethel Martin

Mrs. Ethel Martin passed to the higher life at her home in Scheller, Ill., August 29, 1916, after an illness of several months duration, followed by pneumonia. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. J.W. and the late Mrs. Corinna M. Hicks. She was born March 2, 1878, and was married to Mr. Harold Martin April 11, 1899, who with one son, Selwyn survives. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Eva Horner of Chester, Ill., one brother Elmer Hicks, of Benton and an aged father who will miss her sunny smiles. In her home and in the walks of life her light shone brightest, and the sweet memory will remain with us of her gentle ways and kindly counsel in helping us to have the hopeful spirit she possessed.

Ethel was ever patient and hopeful, keeping her grief to herself that she might not burden others. Words fail to convey the sorrow caused by the death of this loved one. As death has invaded this family and called three of their loved ones, a mother and another sister, within a few months, their grief is great.

All that medical skill and loving hands could do was done, but the weight of the malady from which she was suffering was too much for her poor tired body, and at 4:35 Tuesday morning, surrounded by her loving husband, relatives and friends, she closed her eyes to the scene of suffering and passed peacefully away where she will meet her precious little daughter, Gladys, who preceded her to the Spirit World, February 1909.

Though her departure sends winter into our hearts, let us not mourn as those who have no hope, for we are told in I Tim.,3-4 That God will have
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Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Leo Martin
Businessman Dies
Rites Held For Leo Martin, 49, Of Waltonville
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday for Leo Martin, a Waltonville businessman and one of Jefferson county's best known and liked citizens. Mr. Martin, 49, died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital following an apparent heart attack. His sudden and unexpected death came as a shock to the Waltonville community and his many friends throughout Jefferson county. For the past 25 years Mr. Martin, who was known as "Bud" by his friends, had operated a garage and service station at Waltonville. He became suddenly ill Sunday morning and was taken to the hospital, where he died shortly after noon. Mr. Martin was active in community affairs at Waltonville over the years, having served on both the school board and the village board. He was also active in politics, serving as Republican precinct committeeman, a position he held at the of his death. He was a member of the Waltonville Methodist church, Masonic Lodge 918 of Sesser, Ainad Temple of East St. Louis, Knights Templar, the Jefferson County Shrine Club, and the Modern Woodman of America. He was born January 7, 1916 in Jefferson county, the son of Krekel and Nellie (Shelton) Martin. He was a lifetime citizen of this county. He was a lifetime citizen of this county. He was married to Marjorie Mannen, who survives. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Nellie Martin of Waltonville; and a sister, Mrs. Max Shurtz of Waltonville. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville, with the Rev. E. L. Gulley officiating. Burial was in Knob Prairie cemetery.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Merle Martin

Merle Martin, School Bus Driver, Dies
Merle W. Martin, 61, driver of a Waltonville school bus died, suddenly in the night, apparently from a heart attack. He was dead on arrival at Good Samaritan Hospital at 2 a. m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Fry Funeral Chapel, in Waltonville. Burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville, where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Martin was born September 3, 1903, in Jefferson county, the son of Lee and Nevada (Beckham) Martin. He was first married to Myrl Isom, who died in 1942. He later married Francis Hodge, who survives. Other survivors include one son, Bob Martin of Chicago; two step-sons, Max Hodge of Salem and Larry Hodge of Waltonville; and one brother, Joel Martin of Christopher. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one son.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Wendell Martin
Killed in Crash, Bring Body Here
Funeral services will be held Monday for Sgt. Wendell J. Martin, Waltonville soldier who was killed in an automobile accident last Sunday in Oxnard, California. The body will arrive in Mt. Vernon Sunday by train and will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call until the funeral hour. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in Waltonville, with the Rev. G. A. Phelps officiating, and burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery. Sgt. Martin was 25 years, eight months and 24 days of age. At the time of his death he was stationed at Port Hueneme, Calif. with Battery C of the 1st Guided Missile Regiment. A veteran of World War II, he served for two years with the 739th Bomb Squadron, 454th Bomb group. He was shot down over Germany and was a prisoner of war for nine months. He received his honorable discharge from the Army in 1945 and re-enlisted for three years in 1949. Sgt. Martin was born December 9, 1924 in Waltonville, the son of Merle and Myrle Irene (Isom) Martin. In 1945 he was married, in Morganfield, Ky., to Nadine Johnson, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Wendell Ray Martin: his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Martin of Waltonville; a brother, Bobby Ray Martin of Mt. Vernon; and two stepbrothers, Max Hodge of Mt. Vernon and Larry Kent Hodge of Waltonville.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford


Esther Mae Mast
Esther Mae Mast, 7 months, 10 days, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at her home. She was born in Mt. Vernon on Thurday, Jan. 24, 2008, the daughter of Nelson Ray and Barbara H. (Yoder) Mast. Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at the Omer Hostetler residence. Internment will follow at Goshen Trail Cemetery in Jefferson County. Esther is survived by her parents Nelson Ray and Barbara H. Mast of Mt. Vernon; brother Henry Mast of Mt. Vernon; maternal grandmother Lydie Mae Yoder of Mt. Vernon; paternal grandparents, Andy and Esther Mast of Arthur; and six aunts, six uncles, and many cousins and friends as wells as varios members of the community whose support through this difficult time is greatly appreciated by the family. Her maternal grandfather, Henry Yoder and three cousins preceded her in death. Arrangements have been intrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Sept. 05, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Brian Scott Masters
DECATUR, Ill. (AP)-The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Masters choked to death on an aspirin administered by his mother Wednesday. Brian, 19 months old, had difficulty breathing after taking the aspirin and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

[This was Brian Scott Masters, b. 12 Apr 1958; d. 25 Nov 1959 he was the son of Roy & Barbara (Harlow) Masters, grandson of Raymon & Alice (Hardyman) Masters]
Source: Unknown
Date:
Submitted by: Paul Anderson; Transcribed by K.T.

Raymon M. Masters
Raymon M. Masters died at 12:30 a. m. today at his home, 1501 south 12th street, at the age of 62 years, five months and seven days. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p. m. at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Marsh Harpoole officiating, and burial will be in Bethel Memorial cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 10 a. m. Sunday.
Mr. Masters was a farmer and formerly operated a grocery store at Bonnie. He was born July 22, 1889 in Waltonville, the son of Eb and Anna (Bean) Masters. On December 10, 1910 he was married to Alice Hardyman, who survives. Mr. Masters was a member of the Long Prairie Christian church. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Irma Brown of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Margie Elliston of Waltonville: four sons, Lowell E. and Alvin of Kell, Raymon, Jr. of Peoria and Roy of Mt. Vernon; a half-sister, Mrs. Sam Hart of Mt. Vernon; and eight grandchildren.

Submitted by: Paul Anderson, transcribed by K.T.


Burton Thurmon Mathus
Burton Thurmon Mathus, 79, of Bluford, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at his home, following an apparent heart attack. He was a carpenter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body has been taken to the Bluford Funeral Home in Bluford. M r. Mathus was born June 20, 1888, in Jefferson county, the son of George and Rilla (Shelton) Mathus. He was first married to Agnes Green, who preceded him in death, July 5, 1936. On July 4, 1941, he was married to Frankie VanVelson, who survives. Survivors include one brother, Claude Mathus of St. Louis, MO.; four nephews and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister. Mr. Mathus regularly attended church at East Hickory Hill.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Margaret Fern Maulding
Margaret Fern Maulding, 86, of Murry, Ky., and formerly of Mt. Vernon died 12:50pm Feb. 17, 2004, at Murry Calloway Country Hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Maulding was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Mt. Vernon to Turner H. and Lula Fern (Wilkey) Maynor. She married Joel Donald Maulding, Nov. 6, 1937 in Henderson, KY.; he died June 17, 1999.
Funeral services will be held 1 pm Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Randy Sells will officiate. Burial will be at Woodlawn Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 am until the funeral hour Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Maulding is survived by a son, Thomas Joel Maulding and wife Pat of Monterey, Tenn.; a brother Walter Maynor and wife Agnes of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren;a great-great grandchild; a sister-in-law, Trudis Schmidt and husband Phillip of Lafayette, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Charles Andy Maynor, Kenneth W. Maynor, Turner H. Maynor Jr., Mary Ellen Gwaltney and Jane Maynor.
Mrs. Maulding is a member of Central Christian Church. She was active in the Red Cross for many years.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for Obituary information at any time.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: 18 Feb 2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson


Willis Maynor
Willis Maynor, 88, of Decatur, Ill., died Tuesday in the Decatur hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. in Woodlawn at the First Baptist church. Mr. Maynor, who was born in Jefferson county, had been in failing health for some time. He was a member of the Christian church. Survivors include a son, Guy Maynor of Decatur: a brother, Turner Maynor of Mt. Vernon: two sisters, Daisy Winesburgh and Dollie Bourland of East St. Louis and one grandchild. Mr. Maynor conducted an undertaking establishment and general store in Woodlawn for many years and in Centralia for 15 years, prior to his retirement 15 years ago.

"Jan 30, 1953" hand-written on top of news clipping.

Submitted by: Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K.T.


Theresa Louise Mayo
Theresa Louise Mayo, 60 of Mt. Vernon died 12:08 p.m., November 23, 1995, at Crossroads Community Hospital. Mrs. Mayo was born January 5, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, a daughter of Charles and Fern (Steele) Piercy. March 12, 1955, in Mt. Vernon, she married William E. Mayo.
Graveside services will be 1 P.M. Saturday at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Maurice Paxton officiating. There will be no visitation. Those attending the services on Saturday are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Mayo is survived by her husband, William Mayo, two sons, Ron Mayo and wife Estella of Opdkye and Randy Mayo at home; three grandchildren, Sharanah, Nicholas and Damon (twins) Mayo all of Opdyke; one brother Dwight Piercy and wife Wanda of Mt. Vernon; and four sisters, Evelyn Goddard of Mt. Vernon, Jean Yearwood of Texico, Freida Land and husband Verdon of Opdyke and Velma England and husband William of Mt. Vernon. She was of Protestant faith. Mrs. Mayo was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net


Donald Mays
Mr. Donald Mays, age 66, of Boyd , moved from his life on to a higher life at 6:36 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, in the year of our Lord 2001, at his home. He was born on October 21, 1934, in Boyd. On Feb. 13, 1959, in Mt. Vernon, he married Evalo (Tate) Mays, his loyal and loving wife, and best friend of 42 years, whom survives him. Also surviving are their four daughters and son-in-law, Debbie and Ken Eller of Oakland, Vicky and Ronnie Mays of Boyd, Lisa and Melvin Hart of Boyd, and Vicky and Jack Prinnell of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren, Dwight, Terri Lynn, brad, Brian, Lindsey, Jesse, and Nathan; three great-grandchildren, Selena, Garrett, and Brittany; two brothers, Everett Mays and wife Susie of Centralia, and Carl Mays and wife Edna of Walnut Hill; 13 nephews and five nieces also survive. He is preceded in parting by his father and mother, Alva and Eva (Hutchison) Mays, two brothers, Cleo and Howard Mays and one sister Blanch Mays all of Boyd. He was a member of Local 520 Operating Engineers from 1965 through 1998. He worked for Southern Illinois Asphalt until his retirement due to failing health in 1999. He was also a member of the Boyd Christian Church, Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsmans Club, Opdyke Masonic Lodge 368AF &AM, Scottish Rite Bodies of Southern Illinois, Ainad Shrine Temple of East St. Louis, and the Jefferson County Shrine Club. He served in the U.S. Army in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his gentleness, strength, kindness, and the ability he had to make people laugh. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home with Mr. Bruce Hough officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on today at the funeral home, where a walk-through service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by members of the Jefferson County Shrine Club. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of the Hospice Program at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center and will be accepted at the Hughey Funeral Home at any time. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hughey Funeral Home.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net

Nellie McAtee
NELLIE MCATEE DIES OF BURNS; RITES SUNDAY
Fatally Burned At 10:55 A.M. Yesterday While Cooking At Home, 908 Taylor
Miss Nellie McAtee, 73, died at five o'clock yesterday afternoon at Mt. Vernon hospital of burns, received six hours earlier at her home, 908 Taylor avenue. Had she lived until February 5th, she would have been 74 years of age. She was fatally burned at 10:55 a.m. yesterday in a tragic mishap at her home while she was cooking. Her clothing was burned from her body. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home on Taylor avenue, conducted by Rev. M.A. Souers, pastor of the First Methodist church and burial will follow in Old Union cemetery. The body will be removed from the O.B. Fly Funeral home to the home Sunday morning and friends may call there at any convenient time up to the funeral hour. Miss McAtee, a member of a prominent Jefferson county family, was born February 5, 1866 in Blissville township, the daughter, of Dr. Edward A. McAtee and Susan E. Thorn McAtee. She spent her lifetime as a respected resident of this city and county. Her father was a veteran of the Civil and Mexican wars. She was a granddaughter of Capt. W. B. Thorn, an early settler here. She was a member of the First Methodist church and had been for years. When able, she attended church services regularly. She is survived by a brother, Charles E. McAtee, president of the Mt. Vernon Loan and Building Association, and a sister, Mrs. Bernice Lee, also of Mt. Vernon. A brother, Theodore, and a sister Lida, preceded her in death.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: Unknown
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Ruby O. McAtee
Ruby O. McAtee Dies; Funeral At Waltonville
Mrs. Ruby O. McAtee 82, of Waltonville died at 12:50 p.m. Friday in Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Jim Piercy officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. McAtee, was born July 16, 1885, in Ballard county, Kentucky, the daughter of George and Mary E. (Laur) Muray. On July 9, 1927, at Vycliffe, Ky., she was married to Edward McAtee, who survives. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Opal Elliston of Waltonville. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister. Mrs. McAtee was a member of the Long Prairie Christian church.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Lewis J. McCormack
Lewis McCormack of Bluford Passes Away
Lewis Joab McCormack, 86, retired iceman, died Saturday night at the home of his grandson, Ancel Pursell, near Bluford. He had lived with his grandson for the past several years.
His survivors included four children and six grandchildren.
[note: the clipping has handwritten "4 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren"]
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Osborn funeral home in Dix with the Rev. J.B. Maulding conducting the services. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K.T.


Jewell McCormack
Jewell (Smith) McCormack, 96, of Waltonville died 2:35 a.m. Jan. 24, 2005, at Jeffersonian Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Jewell was born Dec. 5, 1908, the only child of Levi and Ella (Downen) Smith on a farm near Scheller. She married Burrell Shurtz (deceased) in 1929, They had two children, Ella Leora Shurtz (deceased(, and J.D. Shurtz, who resides in Waltonville with his wife Donnie. She had two grandsons, David Shurtz and wife Nancy of Sesser and Bruce Shurtz and wife Sandra of Waltonville. Her pride and joy were her four beautiful great-granddaughters: Rachel, Sarah, Charla and Elizabeth. In 1946, she married a wonderful man, Nelson McCormack(deceased), and they resided on the farm until 1989, when they moved to Waltonville to be near their son. Jewell was known for her musical ability and could play just about any musical instrument there was. She played the piano at church for many years in Waltonville. She and Nelson sang at many funerals and specials at church. Jewell's biggest love was for her Lord and Savior and her church. Her hobbies were flowers, and she had many inside and out. She made many quilts and could knit, crochet and tat. Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Mike Gillock officiating. Interment will follow at Dryden Cemetery in rural Scheller. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge of arrangements, you may call 246-0100 for further information.

Mt. Vernon Register News, 25 Jan 2005
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Stanley McCowen
Rites Today For Stanley McCowen
Stanley McCowen, 70, a retired Waltonville farmer, died at his home Sunday at 3:40 p.m. Mr. McCowen was a member of the board of the Jefferson County Fair Association. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Fry Funeral Chapel in Waltonville, with the Rev. Argyl Hauser officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery at Sesser. Mr. McCowen was born in Jefferson county November 25, 1896, the son of Jarret and Mary Josephine (Reynolds) McCowen. He was married to Mabel Green May 2, 1930. She died in 1954. On February 23, 1960 he was married to Mary Harris, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Glenn of Sesser and David of Waltonville; four step sons; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Harris of Tamaroa, Mrs. Doris Cockrum of Waltonville, Mrs. Faye Campbell of Benton and Mrs. Mary Haley of Waltonville, three step-daughters, eight grandchildren; one brother, Jarret McCowen, Jr., of Waltonville; and one sister, Mrs. Eva Lewis of Waltonville. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one daughter, and four brothers.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

John Wesley McGill
John Wesley McGill of Waukegan, Illinois went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 25, 1997 in Benton, Illinois as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on November 18, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Florida, and served for 24 years in the U.S. Navy as a Company Commander. He formerly worked at Lake Forest Hospital for 5 years and Baxter International for 5 years. John accepted Christ at an early age, and after locating to Illinois he united his membership with Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Soloman Smith in 1970. John was a faithful Deacon in training, Sunday School student, attended faithfully the mid-week Prayer meeting and bible study. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and faithful wife Shebyll (nee Neecie) Garrett, mother-in-law Mrs. Lula Garrett of North Chicago, Mrs. B Taylor of Chicago, Illinois, 4 sons, John Jr., Rashaun, Jamin and Jerrad; 2 daughters, Carolyn and Tanika, 3 grandchildren, A'Lexyis, Da-marea and Jaela, 6 brothers, Charles and Larry Wright of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Gregory Hall of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Jimmie Baugus of Lexington, Kentucky, Gerald Wideman of Chicago, and Clifford Washington of Jackson, Michigan, 7 sisters, Jeanne Hawthorne of Phoenix, Arizona, Katherine Merritt, Geraldine Wideman, Joanne Wideman of Chicago, Jacqueline Wideman and Beverly Coleman of Lansing, Michigan, Patricia Webb of St. Louis, Missouri. 3 godchildren Vonda, Brandyce and Lashana Wells, 1 aunt Mrs. Geraldine Jackson, 1 uncle Mr. Amos Jackson, 1 brother-in-law Mr. Tracy Garrett of Moline,Illinois, 1 sister-in-law Mrs. Rhonda Phillips of San Diego, California, dear friends Andrea Vanherselee, Bobbie L. Sims, Anna Smith and Geneva Clay and many other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Clara Juanita Wideman Washington, and Elmer Lee Morsette, 1 son JaDaun Siani, father-in-law William Shelby Garrett. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 8, 1997 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 2401 Argonne Dr., North Chicago, IL with Rev. Gerald Wilcoxon, Pastor officiating. Interment will be at North Shore Garden of Memories in Norch Chicago. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 AM until time of service. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bradshaw & Range Funeral Home, 2513 Dugdale Rd., Waukegan, IL.

Source: The News Sun {Waukegan, IL}
Date: February 6, 1997
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Thomas McKee
Aged Veteran Of Civil War is Buried Today.
Thomas McKee, Blind, Long familiar Figure, Verteran of Civil War, Died in 96th year.
Believed to be Oldest Soldier in County.
Thomas McKee, believed to be the oldest soldier of the Civil War in Jefferson County died Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock at the family home in Dodds Township. Mr. McKee was born August 12, 1830, and his age was 96 years, 6 months and 12 days. He was born in Mississippi, but the greater part of his life was spent in Illinois. Mr. McKee was blind, having lost his eyesight, it is said as a result of the service in the Union Army in the Civil War. For many year he was a familiar figure on the streets of Mt. Vernon as he was led about by a son or some other member of the family. He lived in Mt. Vernon at one time, but most of his life in Jefferson County was spent in Dodds Township, where he lived forty five years or more. Until the last few years Mr.McKee was very active for one of his years, and without the use of his eyes. Many Mt. Vernon people knew Mr. McKee and he was well known in the south part of the county. He is survived by his widow, three sons and two dauhters. One son and one daughter are dead. The surviving children are Albert McKee, Mt. Vernon, and Steven and Fred McKee, Dodds Township. Mrs. Grace Hughey, Dodds Township, and Mrs. Media Lynch, Bonnie. Funeral Services were held at the home today and burial followed at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Opdyke.

January 1926 Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Angela Wright
great, great, grandfather, rawright@mvn.net

Calvin R. McKelvey
HEART AILMENT FATAL TO CALVIN M'KELVEY
Calvin R. McKelvey, 69, retired IC flagman, died of a heart ail ment in St. Mary's hospital today. He had been ill for four days. Born in Dix, McKelvey was a lifetime resident of Marion county. He lived at 317 Leafland avenue. Surviving are two sons, Calvin J. and Hubert McKelvey both of Centralia, and two daughters, Mrs. Doris Barrow, Long Beach, Calif., and Nancy McKelvey, of Centralia. Other survivors include three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were to be announced later.

October 1949 handwritten date.
Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K.T.

Flossie McKelvey
Mrs. Flossie McKelvey, 58, died suddenly Saturday when she suffered a heart attack at her home, 317 Leafland. She was a former teacher at Eugene Field school and the daughter of the Rev. J. D. Bruce of Kell. She was born at Ashley.
Mrs. McKelvey had lived in Centralia most of her life. She attended Centralia township high school and graduated with the class of 1908. Afterwards she was a student of State Normal at Bloomington prior to accepting a teaching position here. In 1911, she married C. R. McKelvey, an employee of the Illinois Central railroad, at Carbondale. Survivors other than her husband include two sons, Bob and Calvin both of Centralia; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Barrow of National City, Calif., and Miss Nancy McKelvey of Centralia; a brother, Merritt Bruce of Kell and a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Barr of Centralia.
Services will be Tuesday, 2:30 p. m. at the Christian church of which she was a member. The Rev. R. L. Thorp will officiate. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery.

Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K.T.


Mary McMillan
Widow of Former Mt. V. Car Shops Manager is Dead
Mrs. Mary McMillan, widow of the late R. C. McMillan and a former well known resident of Mt. Vernon, died at 2:30 p.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Joe Cortright. 501 E. 9th street, Berwick, Pa. She was 63 years of age. Her husband, who was plant manager at the Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co. for years, was serving as business manager of the state T.B. Hospital here when he died on December 8, 1957.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. McMillan were incomplete this morning. However, the body will be taken to the Osborn Funeral Home at Dix. Survivors are one son, Howard McMillan of Merrill, Wis.; one daughter, D'Ella Cortright of Berwick, Pa.; a brother, Elmer Riley of Dix; and four grand-children.

[Hand-written note: Died Fri. 4-10-59]
Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K.T.

Lucille V. McMurry
McMurry, Lucille V. (nee Warner), on Wednesday, October 11, 2006. Beloved wife of the late John Raymond McMurry; dear mother of Jenny (Jim) Grace and Robert McMurry; dear grandmother of Robbin (Everett) Davis, Laura (Tim) Haeffner, Kellie (John) Hyde, Jim Grace and the late Melissa Vogt; our dear great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.Services: A Memorial Service for Mrs. McMurry will be held at the Hughey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: October 12, 2006
Submitted by Cindy Ford

William D. McRaven
William D. "Bill" McRaven, passed into heaven to be with the Lord at 12:35 a.m. on Aug. 3, 2008. He was 77 years old. Mr. McRaven was preceded in death by his mother, Vrrginia (Sturgeon) McRaven; father, Desmond D. McRaven; son, William Bradley McRaven; sister, Vrrginia Rodriquez Arte; and brother; Merle McRaven. He is survived by his wife, Carol McRaven; daughters, Michelle Nix and husband Ricky, Suzanne Carlisle and husband Ben, and Lisa Withers and husband Tim. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Steven and Elizabeth Nix, Nicole and Jacob Carlisle, Rea, Ian, Danielle, Matt and Nate Withers. He also had seven great-grandchildren who called him GGP, Anthony, Trevor, Alaina, Emma, Chanse, Kyla and Gracie. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Jacob Carlisle will officate. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Full military service will be performed by Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. McRaven was a graduate of Bluford High School and McKendree College and received his masters degree from the University of Illinois. He was a former school teacher and principal. He served in the United States Army from Sept. 25, 1951 till Aug. 29, 1953 and received an Honorable Discharge. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Ethel M. Meadows
Ethel M. Meadows, 62, of Route 5, was dead on arrival at Good Samaritan Hospital at 1:15 p.m. Friday. She was a retired employee of Lear-Seigler stove foundry in Centralia. Mrs. Meadows was born in Jefferson County on October 5, 1914, the daughter of John H. and Lena H.(Piercy) Carpenter. She was married on July 21, 1935, in Jefferson County to John W, Meadows, who survives. She was a member of the Boyd Pentecostal Church, and was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the V.F.W. in Mt. Vernon.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with Verneil Garren officiating. Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to her husband, John, Mrs. Meadows is survived by two sons, John H. Meadows of Mt.Vernon and Edward Tate of Dix; five daughters, Shirley Mick, Mt. Vernon, Ida Reeves, Mt. Vernon, Vera Hayes, Mt. Vernon, and Betty Beckham, and Sharion Johnson, both of Woodlawn; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a brother James Carpenter of Batavia; and two sisters, Evelyn Wray, Bluford and Nora Simmons, Dix. She was preceded in death by her parents, three daughters and one sister.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Harry Meadows
Harry Meadows, 69, of R.R.5, Mt. Vernon, died yesterday at the Dixon Public Hospital in Dixon. Mr. Meadows was born in Onarga, the son of Wade H. and Hattie (Neabuhr) Meadows. He was an operating engineer in road construction and a member of the Decatur Pentecostal Church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Moore of Dixon and Mrs. Gloria Gazall of St. Louis; a brother John Meadows of Mr. Vernon; a sister Mrs. Isabelle Sargent of Dix; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with Rev. Verneil Garen officiating. Burial will be at the Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Mt. Vernon Register News, March 1977
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

John Henry Meadows
John Henry Meadows, 62, of Mt. Vernon died at 11:52 a.m. Thursday Feb. 10, 2005, at Mt. Vernon Care Center. He was born on April 15, 1942, in Jefferson County, son of John William and Ethel M.(Carpenter) Meadows. He married Sheridan "Sherry" A. Wilfong on Dec. 15, 1961, in Jefferson County, and she survives in Mt. Vernon. In addition to his wife, Mr. Meadows is survived by a daughter, Angie Morgan and husband Kelly of Mt. Vernon; five sisters, Shirley "Mick" Anderson and husband Mike of Memphis, Tenn., Ida Reeves, Vera Hayes and husband Rick and Betty Southerd and husband Gale, all of Mt. Vernon, and Sharion Johnson and husband Jerry of Woodlawn; two grandchildren, Jacob Morgan of Carbondale and Nathan Morgan of Angola, Ind.; a sister-in-law and a brother in-law, Carolyn and Jim McKee of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and three sisters. Mr. Meadows first worked for Inland Steel/Consolidated Coal Co. and then worked in the maintenance department at Mt. Vernon School District 80 until his retirement due to failing health. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge 31 AF & AM and Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge 819. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon with Randy Sells, the Rev. Dan Lovin and Mike Sheets officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Church. Hughey Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements.

Mt. Vernon Register News, 11 Feb 2005
Submitted by: Ida Reeves
Relationship: Sister

John William Meadows
John W. Meadows, 74, Route 5, died at f:45 a.m. May 28, 1987, at St. Luke's West Hospital in St. Louis.
Mr. Meadows was a heavy equipment operator prior to his retirement.
He was born March 27, 1913, in Decatur, a son of Wade and Hattie (Neabuhr) Meadows. On July 21, 1935, in Jefferson County, he married Ethel M. Carpenter. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 1976.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Osborn Funeral Home at Dix and Verneil Garren will officiate. Burial will follow in Boyd Cemetery.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Meadows is survived by one son, John H. Meadows and his wife Sherry of Mt. Vernon; one step son Edward Tate and wife Jean of Dix; five daughters, Shirley Mick, Betty Southerd and husband Gale, Ida Reeves and Vera Hayes and husband Rick, all of Mt. Vernon, and Sharion Johnson and husband Jerry of Woodlawn; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Meadows was a member of Boyd Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three daughters, four brothers and two sisters.

May 29, 1987
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Reta Fay Meadows
Reta Fay Meadows, 14, of Route 5, Mt. Vernon died at 10:25 p.m. yesterday at her home after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. The Rev. Verneil Garren
will officiate. Burial will be in the Boyd cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Saturday.
She was a seventh grade student at Rome Consolidated School in Dix.
She was the daughter of John W. and Ethel M. (Carpenter) Meadows. She was born in Jefferson County on June 7, 1957.
She is survived by her parents, one brother, John H. Meadows of Mt. Vernon; a half brother, Edward Tate of Dix;
five sisters, Mrs. Shirley Mick of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Betty Beckham and Mrs. Sharion Johnson, both of Woodlawn, Mrs. Ida Reeves and Mrs. Vera Hayes both of Mt. Vernon; and seven nephews and eight nieces. She was preceded in death by two sisters and her grandparents.

December 1971
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Inez V. Medders
Inez V. Medders, 87, Route 4, died at 9;05 PM Nov.10, 1987 at Crossroads Hospital. Mrs. Medders was born Oct. 30, 1900 in Jefferson County, a daughter of Alexander and Nancy (Brookman) Green. On March 25, 1920, in Jefferson County, she married Roy A. Marlow, ho died Dec. 21, 1931. On Oct. 22, 1933, in Mt. Vernon, she married Melville A. Medders, who died Oct. 17, 1975. Services will be at 11 AM Friday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Wood officiating. Burial will follow at East Hickory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 PM Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home. Mrs. Medders is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Claude (Ada) Newton of Mt. Vernon; one stepson, Rex Medders and wife Vangie of Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildfren: and a sister, Mrs. Eva Pigg of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Medders was a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church and the Happy Circle Club. In addition to both husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Herman Marlow, Harold Marlow and Donald Marlow; one daughter, Audrey Marlow; one granddaughter, four sisters nd two brothers.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Gerald Higginson

Margaret J. Melton
Margaret Julia Melton, 95, of Route 3, Mt.Vernon, died 7:50 p.m. Aug. 28, 1994 at Jeffersonian Nursing Home. She had be employed at the Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory. Mrs. Melton was born Sept. 6, 1898, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Lewis B. and Dora [Morrison] Barva. On Sept. 1, 1917, in Jefferson County, she married Ralph Melton who died Sept 21, 1971. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Melvin Vandeloo officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday athe Hughey Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. melton is survived by a son, Lawrence B. "Bennie" Melton and wife Hazel in Mt.Vernon; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Urich of Mt.Vernon, Agnes Minor of Cambria, Iowa, and Alline Wicks of Mt.Vernon; a son-in-law, Albert 'Red' Gentles of Mt.Vernon; and several nieces and nephews survive also. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Alpha Gentles, and Bernadine Davis, five brothers, William Barva, Louis Barva, Paul Barva, Manuel Barva, and Leo Barva; two sisters, Myrtle Barva and Lillian Barva; and a grandson, Jerry G. Shehorn.
{Note: She was also preceeded in death by one great-grandson, Jerry Lee Shehorn}

Obit Source: Mt.Vernon Register-News, Monday, August 29, 1994
Submitted by: Margaret Marasco
Relationship = Grandmother


Ralph R. Melton
Ralph R. Melton, 75, of Route 3, died yesterday at 3:30 P.M. in the Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Melton was born in Jefferson County on July 15, 1896 the son of Benjamin and Osa Riggs Melton. He was married to the former Margaret Barva on Sept. 1, 1917. Mr. Melton, a real estate broker and a retired teacher, was a member of the Mason of Opdyke and some time ago was named an honorary Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of that state. Survivors include his wife; one so, Lawrence of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs Alpha Gentles and Mrs. Bernadine Davis, both of Mt. Vernon; one sister Mrs. Lorene Randolph of Brownsville, Tex.; ten grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at Myers Chapel on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Father James burke officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel after 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Mt. Vernon Register News, Sept. 21, 1971
Submitted by: Margaret Ann Marasco
Maternal Grandfather

Mrs. Iva Merriman
Dies Here; Leaves -123 Descendants
Mrs. Iva Merriman, 87, of Mt. Vernon, died at 11 :30 a.m. Thursday at the Jeffersonian Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Merriman leaves 123 descendants. Funeral services will held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Ina Funeral Home, with the Rev. Guy Packett officiating. Burial will be in the South Hickory Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Saturday. Born in Illinois on Aug. 2, 1886, she was the daughter of Frank and Nebraska (Hutchison) Wells. Mrs. Merriman was married to Matthew L. Merriman, who died in 1949. She was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist church. Mrs. Merriman is survived by three sons, Orval of Bonnie, Wayne of St. Louis, Mo., and Lester of Peoria; eight daughters, Mrs. Vaneeta Allen and Mrs. Freeda Allen, both of Bonnie, Mrs. Josephine Boger and Mrs. Maxine Glisson, both of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Grace Rozelle, Eljabean, Fla., Mrs. Alene Williams, Ina, Mrs. Mary Francis Shelton, Peoria, and Mrs. Helen Dobbs, Bluford; 32 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, James F. Wells, Bonnie, Aven Wells, Waltonville, and Oval Wells, Gallup, N.M., and three sisters, Mrs. Louisa Brown, Mrs. Mina Williamson, and Mrs. Dorothy Odle, all of Mt. Vernon.

Mt. Vernon Register News 2-22-1974
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Robert E. Mick
Robert E. "Bob" MICK, 69, of Mt. Vernon died 2:18 a.m. July 4, 2003, at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Mr. MICK retired in 1992 from the State of Illinois as an oil well inspector with the Department of Oil and Gas. He was born Aug. 22, 1933, in Hamilton County to Warner and Beulah (DAVIS) MICK. On April 9, 1958, he married Pauline J. BENNETT in Mt. Vernon. Services are set for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert SLEDGE officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation is set for 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Hughey Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Pauline J. MICK of Mt. Vernon; sons Robert Dean MICK of Mt. Vernon, Norman Ray MICK and companion Audrey KIMBRO of Sesser and Larry Omen MICK and wife Jerri of Mt. Vernon; daughter Venita Lynn WALLACE and husband Brian of Johnston City; grandchildren Jami and Jennifer TATE of Johnston City, Casey and Ashley Dean MICK of Mt. Vernon, and Alicia KIMBRO and Bryce KIMBRO of Sesser; great-grandsons Jacob and Matthew MICK of Mt. Vernon and Noah BLISS of Johnston City; brother Don MICK of Bonnie; sisters Mabel Faye RANEY of Mt. Vernon and Mary BUCHANAN of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two half-brothers. Mr. MICK was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church and American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. He served in the U.S. Army. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Home Health Nurses and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL. 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, Sat/Sun 5-6 July 2003 issue
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Vernie Mills
Verne Mills, 83, Woodlawn died at 4:35 pm Oct. 14, 1986, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Mills was born Sept. 5, 1903, in Jefferson County, the daughter of William and Alice Green. On Oct. 30, 1926, in Carlyle, she married Everett Mills, who survives. The funeral will be 11 am Thursday at Pyatt Funeral Home in Ashley. Burial will follow in Brick Cemetery in Ashley. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm today at the funeral home. Mrs. Mills survived by her husband. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. She was a member of Union Church.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Agnes [Barva] Miner
She was born September 29, 1904, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Louis and Julie [Rosselott] Barva

In Memory of AGNES MINER
born: September 29, 1904
Passed away: January 26, 1996; Age: 91 years, 3 months, 27 days
Services: 1:30 P.M. Monday, January 29, 1996, Randolph Funeral Home; Corydon, Iowa
Clergyman: Reverand David Christner
Soloist: Kim Crawford
Organist: Esta Lee Wolf
Music: "Have a Happy Journey Home", "Shall We Gather at the River"
Bearers: Craig Miner, John Trower, Jim Miner, Richard Miner, Tom Miner, Lee Bolling, Joe Gillaspy, Bill Miner
Interment: Cambria Cemetery [Cambria, Iowa]

Source: Card from Funeral Home
Jan 26, 1996
Submitted by: Margaret Marasco
Relationship = great niece

Anna Marie Minor
Anna Marie Minor, age 82, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, formerly of Joliet, Illinois passed away Friday, April 23, 2004 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She was born October 2, 1921 in Jefferson County, Illinois, the daughter of Orley Hart and Retha Mae (Champ) Hart. She married Carl C. Minor on January 3, 1941 in Perryville, Missouri. He died February 11, 2004. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Jerry L. (Elizabeth) Minor of Columbia, TN; and a daughter, Barbara (Don) Awalt of Eldorado, IL; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Her father and husband preceded her in death. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Source: The Herald News {Joliet, IL}
Date: April 24, 2004
Submitted by Cindy Ford

David Martin Minor
DAVID M. MINOR DIES AT AGE 89; FUNERAL FRIDAY:
David Martin Minor, a retired Jefferson county farmer, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gerald Williams, 1609 Pace Avenue. He was 89 years, nine months and seven days of age. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the East Salem Baptist Church and burial will be in the nearby cemetery. The body will remain at the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Minor was born in Jefferson county January 12, 1866, the son of Thomas and Mary Ann (Beal) Minor. On May 10, 1891 he was married in Jefferson County, to Martha Susan Lisenby, who survives. On last May 10th he and Mrs. Minor observed their 64th wedding anniversary. Mr. Minor had been in failing health since suffering a hip fracture five years ago. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert H. of Beech Grove, Ind.: two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Smith and Mrs. Maisye Williams of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Della Mulvaney of Mt. Vernon.

DOD: 19 Oct 1955
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard


Maude Lisenby Minor
Maude Minor, 83, of Route 6, Mt. Vernon, died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was born on Nov. 14, 1893, in Jefferson County, the daughter of John L. and Flora B. (Hyre) Burke. In 1910 she married Charles Lee Wolfe, who died in 1919. In 1923 she married Frank Lisenby, who died in 1943. On Oct. 30, 1946, she married Jesse V. Minor, in Fairfield. He survives. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with the Rev. Bee Hale, of Bonnie, officiating. Burial will be in New Home (Lowery) Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Minor is survived by her husband, three sons, Stanley P. Wolfe, Amboy, John Wolfe, Michigan City, Ind., and Edwin B. Wolfe, Ashley; seven step-daughters, Evalo Friesner, Salem, Verna Cross, Peoria, Christine Hatfield, Tulsa, Okla., Ruby Coates, Hardin, Ky., and Louise Hayes, Mt. Vernon, Doris Hohenstein, Roscoe, and Zelma Coates, Hardin, Ky.; 22 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lela Donoho, Salem, and Cecil Donoho, Dixon. Besides her parents, Mrs. Minor was preceded in death by one step-son, three brothers and two sisters.

5 August 1977, Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard


J.B. Moody
J.B. Moody Throws Himself in Front of a Train and is Killed
Jackson, Miss. - There was a horrible suicide in this city at an early hour this morning.  The man who took his own life by throwing himself in front of an engine was named J.B. Moody, as was ascertained from old railroad passes on his person.  There was not a cent of money in his pockets.  From railroad men who are engaged in night work, it is ascertained that Moody took up his position on a trestle on the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad last night.  He remained there all night, and this morning two employees of the road made an effort to drive him from his dangerous position, but he refused to go.  At an early hour, when the passenger train pulled out for Gulfport, the man was seen to straighten up and make a motion as if he would throw himself in front of the train, but as the train came on him he drew back and let it pass.  He resumed his old seat and waited for another train.  Shortly after this the morning freight train on the road came along.  The man saw it coming in the distance, and he nerved himself for the deed that he was about to commit.  Just before the thundering engine got opposite to where he was standing, he threw his body downward and his head rested on the rail.  The engineer saw the movement, but he was unable to check the engine, and his head was severed from his body.  The head rolled down the embankment.  The body was interred by the railroad company.  It is supposed that the man was a resident of Mount Vernon, Ill.  He was unknown here.  [Source: The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), dated July 23, 1902 - Submitted by Denise Burge]


Eva Moore
Mrs. Eva Moore Dies Early Today: Funeral Sunday
Mrs. Eva Moore, of 620 Main Street, died at 4:10 this morning at Jefferson Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for three days. She was 59 years, four months and 12 days of age. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 pm at Myers Chapel. The Rev. John Maulding will officiate and burial will be in Crouch Cemetery, in Hamilton County. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 11 am Saturday. Mrs. Moore was born August 18, 1895 in Hamilton County, the daughter of John C. and Malissa (Meyers) Standerfer. On May 24, 1914 she married, in Hamilton County, to James Raleight Moore, who survives. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Logan Street Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruby L. Miller of Scott Air Force Base; two grandchildren; three half-brothers; Ralph and George Standerfer of Mt. Vernon and two half-sisters, Mrs. Irene Atkinson of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Edna Jones of Golconda. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene, and one brother, Paul.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 12-30-1954
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson



Lois Moore
Lois Moore, 84 for Mount Vernon died at 10:15 am Jan. 14, 2006, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Ind. She worked for many years as a sales clerk in the Mt. Vernon area for the Singer Store, Coast to Coast, IGA and Wonder Bread. Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Peeks to Isaac Alexander Ervin and Lutrecia (Gulley). She married Byron Moore, Feb. 22, 1940; he preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1978. Funeral services will be held 2 pm Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. J. Howard Kraps will officiate. Burial will follow at West Salem Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 7 pm today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Moore is survived by a son, Bob Moore and wife Sally Jo of Greenwood, Mich.; a daughter, Ann Sneed of Dahlgren; four grandchildren, Byron Moore and wife Deborah of Wilmington, Mike Moore of Wilmington, Lisa Sneed of Mount Vernon and Lori Lenz of Bluford; Three great-granddaughters, Ashley Lenz, Amanda Lenz and Emily Kniffen; two great-great-grandchildren, Kelli and Kerri Moore; a sister, Marie Sadowski and Husband Matt of Philadelphia, Pa; and several nieces and nephews; including Dean Ervin of Pekin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers. Mrs. Moore was a member of Central Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge, the Moose Lodge Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the AMVETS Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Mt. Vernon. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for further information.

January 16, 2006
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Martha Elizabeth Moore
Mrs Martha Elizabeth Moore aged lifelong resident of Woodlawn dies at her home there at 8;15 last night. She was 72 years, and two months. Born March 2, 1865 in that community, she spent her entire life there, being one of the most respected and loved persons in Woodlawn. She was united in marriage with Robert P. Moore, who preceded her in death. Her father and mother were Addison and Bettle Trout , who preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Baptist Church in Woodlawn conducted by the Rev. Gray and burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery at Woodlawn. The body will remain at the home until the funeral hour. Surviving are three sons, Albert, William and Robert all of Woodlawn, two daughters,Mrs Kate Harvey and Mrs Mable Thompson both of Woodlawn, and one sister, Mrs Francis Morgan of Woodlawn.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: May 3 1937
Submitted by Janice Staples

Edith May Medders Moore
Edith May Medders was born May 18, 1883 in Jefferson County, ILL. and died June 26, 1911, at 9 o'clock A. M. at her home 1017 South 6th St. of consumption. She married April 13, 1902 to Fred D. Moore. To this union to sons, Leland 6 years old and Granville, 1 year old. Edith was converted to Christ several years ago, at old Lebanon church, at a meeting conducted by Rev. Ewing of the Free Methodist church. The last few months she grew stronger in faith and lived a most devoted Christian until the Lord said it is enough; come up higher. Through all her suffering she was not heard to complain of her condition; often saying, "I don't let anything bother me. I am perfectly resigned to his will." While conversing on the subject of death she said, "If it is God's will for me to go, I am ready. Of course I would like to live to raise my children, but I want God's will to be done." He last words were, "I am nearly home." She leaves besides a bereaved husband and two little boys, a mother Mrs. Eliza Medders; one sister, Mrs. Mary Roney, and three brother, Gus, Norrill, and Grover and a host of relatives and friends. Her father and one sister preceded her to the Great Beyond.

Submitted By: Leland Moore, Jr. who adds: "The obituary that I have was left to me by my father Leland Moore, Sr. and is written in his hand. It was probably copied from one that an uncle, Gus or Wm. Brian Medders, had."

Ed W. Moore
Ed W. (William) Moore, 71, of 1123 Park Avenue, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Hospital in Marion, Ill, where he had been a patient for the past week. Mr. Moore was a retired electrician at the Mt. Vernon Car Company. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Everett Lemay will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Moore was born August 13, 1894 in Jefferson county, the son of Ed and Minnie (Rapstock) Moore. On April 7, 1924 he was married, in St. Louis, Mo., to Ida May Garret (sic), who survives. A veteran of World War I, Mr Moore was a member of the World War I Veterans of the U.S.A. He was a member of the Park Avenue Baptist church. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carmen Wilson and Mrs. Marianna McCarty; two sons, Gary W. Moore and Val E. Moore; and 13 grandchildren.

Mt. Vernon Register News, (Died October, 1965)
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps

Luther W. Moore
Luther W. Moore, 81 of 2706 Mannen, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a retired carpenter. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Lyle Bundy officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Woodlawn. Friends may call at Myers Chapel after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Born on July 13, 1893, in Boyd, he was the son of William J. and Mary (Fisher) Moore. On Jan. 12, 1926, he was married to Ethel McLaughlin, who died in 1953. He was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ, and he was a member of the Veterans of World War I. Mr. Moore is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Treva Satterfield and Mrs. Glenna Johnson, both of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Flanagan of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

January 28, 1974, Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Beulah G. Morgan
Beulah Morgan Of Mt. Vernon Died At Age 77
Beulah G. Morgan, 77, Route 1, died 2:20 p.m. Jan. 3, 1989, at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Morgan was born July 7, 1911, in Mr. Vernon, a daughter of William James and Pearl May (Marshall) Richardson. Aug. 19, 1931, in Fairfield, she married the Rev. George R. Morgan, who survives. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Morgan is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James (Betty) Copple of Joliet, Mrs. Gene (Juanita) Ayers of Champaign and Mrs. Herman (Barbara) Wilson of Mt. Vernon; three sons, George R. Morgan, Jr., Wayne Morgan and wife, Verla, and Paul D. Morgan and wife, Shirley, all of Mt. Vernon; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. William Richardson of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Ruth Walters of Mt. Vernon and Charlene Smith of Frankfort, Ind.; one sister-in-law, Margaret Richardson of Jamestown, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Morgan was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Russell Richardson.

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


William Burton Morgan
‘Burt’ Morgan Of Bonnie Died At Age 65
William Burton Morgan, 65, Route 1, Bonnie, died at 12:30 a.m. today in Mt. Vernon Hospital. He was a laborer for General Motors.
Mr. Morgan was born in Jefferson County Jan 15, 1916, the son of Willie and Edith (Kelley) Morgan. On Dec. 16, 1950, in Jefferson County, he married Emma Lee Rowe, who survives.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Gulley officiating. Burial will follow in Old Baptist Cemetery near Waltonville.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a stepmother, Effie Morgan of Bonnie; two daughters, Glenda Lee Morgan and Vickey Jane Morgan, both at home; two granddaughters; seven brothers, Jim Morgan of Steger, Ray Morgan of Kingsville, Mo., Ira Morgan and Billy Morgan, both of Kansas City, Mo., Robert L. Morgan of Independence, Mo., William Irvin Morgan of Mt. Vernon and Dan Morgan of Bonnie; and five sisters, Magie Ranson of Hornbeak, Tenn., Erma Grant of Kansas City, Mo., Dorothy Mays of Mt. Vernon, Virginia Hamilton of Opdyke and Gloria McNeal of Bonnie.
Mr. Morgan was a member of the Nason Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and his parents.

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

Effie May Morgan
Effie Morgan Of Bonnie Died At Age 79
Effie May Morgan, 79, Bonnie, died 5:33 p.m. Dec. 30 1988, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. Mrs. Morgan was born Jan. 14, 1909, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Van and Martha (Rightnowar) Beckham. Nov. 16, 1925, in Mt. Vernon, she married Willie Morgan who preceded her in death. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home with Mr. Bill Newell and the Rev. David Mays officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Morgan is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mike (Gloria) McNeil of Bonnie, Dorothy Mays of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Jim (Irma) Grant of Kansas City, Mo., and Maggie Ranson of Hornbeak, Tenn.; six sons, Dan Morgan and wife, Gerri, of Bonnie, Bill Morgan, Ira Morgan and wife, Edna, all of Kansas City, Mo., Lewis Morgan and wife, LeVeda, of Indepence, Mo., Ray Morgan and wife, Lorraine, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Jim Morgan of Murphysboro; 48 grandchildren 60 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Opal Morgan and Nellie Clark, both of Mt. Vernon, and Nina Thompson of Benton; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Morgan was a member of Elk Prairie Christian Church and was active in women’s groups at church. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, three sons, four daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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

Albert Franklin Morgan
Albert Morgan Dead At Age 58; Funeral Today
Well Known Mt. Vernon Mason Succumbs Saturday in St. Louis Hospital
Albert Franklin Morgan, highly respected citizen of Mt. Vernon for the past 31 years, died at 11:35 o' clock Saturday night at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. His age was 58 years, four months and 26 days. Masonic funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. at Myers Chapel, conducted by the Rev. A. M. Souers, assisted by the Rev. George P. Rutledge, and burial will follow in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Morgan had been a railway postal clerk for the past 33 years. His home was at 701 S. 18th street. He was a member of A. F. & A. M., Mt. Vernon Council, Andrew D. Webb Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Patton Commandery, O. E. S. and White Shrine, all of Mt. Vernon and Mississippi Valley Consistory of East St. Louis, Ill. He was born April 8, 1885 in Jefferson county, near Drivers, the son of George and Ellen (Terry) Morgan. In 1907 he was united in marriage with Ida Close, who survives. Mr. Morgan was a member of the First Methodist Church. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, E. W. Morgan of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. P. K. Fugate of Olney, Ill., and Mrs. Charles S. Mayfield of Ullin, Ill.; two half brothers, Bernie Shell of Mt. Vernon and Floyd Shell of McLeansboro; a step-brother, Perlie Shell of Keenes; four half-sisters, Mrs. Bessie Payne of Mendota, Ill., Mrs. Junie Lane and Mrs. Nellie Smith, both of Wayne City, and Miss Flora Shell of Richmond, Ind.; and a step-sister, Mrs. Bertha Harvey of Wayne City.

Mt. Vernon Illinois Register News, September 7, 1943
Submitted by: Albert Wayne Morgan who adds these notes: "Note: b April 8, 1885 d September 4, 1943. Typos in obit corrected: Terry not Perry; Flora not Flara; also should be Marco not Drivers."
Relationship : Grandfather


Bertie E. Morgan
Bertie E. Morgan Dies at age 80, Funeral Tuesday
Mrs. Bertie E. Morgan of RFD 3, Mt. Vernon, died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 80 years, one month, and 23 days. Funeral services wil be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pulley Funeral Chapel with the Reverend J. G. Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Wolfe Prairie Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today.
Mrs Morgan was born July 23, 1887 in Jefferson County, the daughter of James F. and Vinna Elizabeth (Owens) Morgan.
She was married to Harold Morgan who preceded her in death in 1964. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Parker
of Palmdale, California.; a sister Mrs. Allie Harris of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren; and eight great - grandchildren. Mrs Morgan was a member of Old Wolfe Prairie Christian Church.

Submitted by: Barbara Mason
Mt. Vernon Register News, Sept. 18, 1967

Harold A. Morgan
H. A. Morgan of Route 3 Dies; Funeral Tuesday
Harold A. Morgan of RFD 3 Mt. Vernon died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 64 years, five months, and 29 days. Mr. Morgan operated a welding and blacksmith shop. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Lewis DeSelms officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Prairie cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. Mr. Morgan was born May 29, 1900 in Jefferson County the son of Silas R. and Emma (Brooks) Morgan. In Mississippi on Feb. 23, 1923 he was married to Bertie E. Morgan who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Parker of San Diego California; two brothers Roy Morgan of Cowden, Ill, and Robert Morgan of Decatur, Ill.; and a sister Mrs. Gertrude L. Lower of Cowden, Ill. He was poreceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Mr. Morgan was a member of the 100F Lodge. From July 14, 1919 to Aug. 24, 1921, He served as a private with the Coast Artillery.

Submitted by: Barbara Mason
Mt. Vernon Register News, Nov. 30, 1964

Isaac W. Morgan
Isaac W. Morgan, 60, of Dix, died at 10 am yesterday at Centerville Township Hospital in Centerville. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Sunday at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Rev. Louis Robinett officiating. Burial will be in Boyd cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the body will lie in state after 5 pm today. A heavy equipment operator, Mr. Morgan was born in Jefferson County, Feb 18, 1911, the son of Bob and Rosa (Wells) Morgan. He was married in Mt. Vernon, Jan. 25, 1946, to the former Margaret Harvey, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Terry ( Judy ) Hayes of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. David ( Becky ) Burton of Dix; one brother L.P. Morgan of Marinez, California; two sisters, Mrs. Vertice Cockran of San Lorenzo, California, and Mrs. Kate Lewis of Herrin; and one granddaughter; Kiowana Kaye Hayes of Mt. Vernon. He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Register News, July 17, 1971
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

William Merritte Moss
Mt. Vernon Boy Dies In Defense Of His Country
William Merritte Moss Sleeps The Sleep That Knows No Waking.
Member of Marine Corps, Killed in Action June 11- Landed Over seas on Twenty-fifth Birthday.
From Friday's Daily-Register.
"Killed in action June 11, tells the story of the heroic death of one of Jefferson county's bravest sons, the first to give his life on the battlefield for his country, and to fall fighting that humanity democracy may live, that the home, the foundation of society, may be preserved, and that not only Europe but America also may be made a safe place in which to live. William Merritte Moss sleeps on the battlefield of France but his spirit will live with that of other immortals as long as time shall endure. One of the first of Jefferson county's sons to answer the call to the colors, he responded manfully. In this as in everything he did he threw his whole soul. The marine branch of the service appealed to him as he loved the great outdoors and found much pleasure in nature. The world of waters opened up great possibilities to his youthful mind, and when the call of his country came he soon decided in which branch of the service he would enlist, and if need be, make the supreme sacrifice. That he made the sacrifice, dying a soldier and a man there is ample proof. He Fought a Good Fight. The nobility of the nature of Merrritte Moss will be an inspiration to all who knew him. His was a nature and mind fitted for big tasks and glorious undertakings. His cheerfulness was proverbial; his good nature contagious. His good mind was keen and alert and he saw the good in life, the brightness, the silver line behind the darkest cloud. In a letter to his father, Angus I. Moss, some time ago he wrote, "Dad if anything happens to me, you will know I fought a good fight."

Submitted By: Cindy Ford


Della Lynn Mullaney
Della Lynn (Davis) Mullaney, 53, of Woodlawn died at 5 p.m. July 01, 2002, at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. She was a homemaker Mrs. Mullaney was born June 30, 1949, in Mt. Vernon to William Carroll "Bud" and Pearl Johnson Hayse. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Oddfellows Cemetery. Those attending a this service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Friday. The Rev. Larry Jones will officiate. Friends may call from noon until the time of service at the Woodlawn Oddfellows Cemetery. Mrs. Mullaney is survived by her mother Pearl Hayse of Woodlawn; one son, Lowell Mullaney of Woodlawn; one daughter, Kim Spangler and husband Shannon of Texico; three brothers, Roger Hayse and wife Neesa of Woodlawn, and Tony Donley and Sam Davis, both of Mt. Vernon; one sister Sharon Davidson and husband Rex of Centralia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, Lowell Ray Lloyd; and one nephew, Timothy Donley.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Mae Reeves
Relationship : Friend

David Winfree Myers
D.W. Myers, 87, of Dix died 7:50 a.m. Nov. 19, 2003, at his home. He graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School and Hohenschuch-Carpenter Mortuary School in St. Louis. He was employed at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix as a mortician for more than 60 years. He was the secretary-treasurer for the Dix-Kell Water and Sewer commission for 30 years. He also reported weather conditions to the National Weather Service for 20 years.
Mr. Myers was born Aug. 10, 1916, in Texico to Hardy and Mona Mae (Leuty) Myers. He married Helen Mae (Ferguson) Myers; she survives.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, Arnold Peterson will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, Helen Myers of Dix; a daughter, Susan Lynn Johnson and husband James of Mt. Vernon; a grandson, Isaac Hester; a granddaughter, Miriam Hester; a sister, Awilda Davis of Dix; and two nephews, Hal Davis of Davenport, Iowa,and Brad Davis of Trenton, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son; a brother, Devine Myers; and a sister Susie Bell Douglas. Mr. Myers was a master mason and had been a member of Rome Lodge 721 A.F. & A.M. for more than 56 years. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic, stationed in London, England during W orld War II. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
For more information you may contact Osborn Funeral Home at 266-7231.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Helen D. Myers
Helen D. Myers, 80, of Mt.Vernon died 12:10 a.m. Nov 9, 2000 at her home.
Mrs. Myers was owner and operator, with her husband, of Myers The Printer for 33 years until retirement. She was born Nov. 12, 1919 in Mt.Vernon to Harry M. and Mary Jane [Farthing] Swift. She married Lester C. 'Slim' Myers on April 30,1939.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday att the chapel at Mt.Vernon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tim Pate officiating. Burial will be at Mt.Vernon Memorial Gardens. Those attending the services are asked to go directly to the chapel on Saturday. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home. Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Marquis and husband Mike of Mt.Vernon; a son, David Myers and wife Connie of Evansville,Ind.; six grandchildren, Jayma Barbian and husband Bruce, Michael Peacock and wife Karen, Mark Peacock and wife Ann, Nick Myers, Jeffrey Peacock, Shea Laury and husband Charlie; two stepgrandchildren, Barry Marquis and wife Sandy and Pam Ford and husband Rod; 16 great grandchildren, a sister, Martha Foster of Mt.Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Myers was a member of West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church, White Shrine of Jerusalem 66, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 233 and was chairwoman of the Republican Party in Jefferson Co. for several years. She was also a member of Kids of the 30's, The Sewing Club and the Jefferson County Historical Society.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter Michelle Myers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call at 242-3348 for information at any time.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: Nov 2000
Submitted by Margaret Marasco
Relationship: Very dear friend


Mrs Augusta Newberry
Mrs. Duff Caldwell, 639 Chestnut street, received word Monday morning of the death in Ina., Ill., of her sister, Mrs. Augusta Collins Newberry. Mrs. Newberry, as Miss Collins, formerly lived in Terre Haute. The body may be brought here for burial, but the arrangements for the funeral have not been made.

Terre Haute Tribune (Vigo County, IN), Monday February 9, 1914
Submitted by: Kim Torp

John F. Newbury
John Newbury Of Waltonville Dies At age 78
John Franklin Newbury, 78, of Waltonville, died at 2:35 p.m. Monday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Carl Williams officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetary. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. today. Mr. Newbury was born Nov. 27, 1882, in Jefferson county, the son of Logan and Ann (Shurtz) Newbury. On Feb. 21, 1905, he was married to Nellie Carver, who preceded him in death April 24, 1927. On July 3, 1928, he was married to Minnie Johnson, who survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Boyd of Englewood, Calif., Mrs. Alreva Fagan of Effingham, and Mrs. Lola Mae Brooks of Sauk Village, Ill.; one brother, Joe Newbury of Sesser; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Quinn and Mrs. Anna Fred, both of Waltonville; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Newbury was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Odd Fellows Lodge of Waltonville.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford



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