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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

Kenneth Ray and Gary Wayne Newell
Double Funeral
Double funeral services for the Newell brothers will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Woodlawn high school. The Rev. Harold Williamson will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Gardens. The bodies will lie in state at Myers chapel, where friends may call at any time. At noon Tuesday the bodies will be taken to the school to lie in state until the funeral hour. Kenneth Ray and Gary Wayne were sons of Herbert William and Velma (Flanagan) Newell. Kenneth Ray was born September 10, 1947, in Mt. Vernon. Gary Wayne was born February 7, 1945 in Jefferson County. Besides their parents they are survived by one brother, Marshall Lynn, at home, and the grandparents, Mrs. Stella Newell of Waltonville and Mrs. Etta Flanagan of Woodlawn.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

Earl Newell
Earl Newell, 78 Dies; Funeral At Waltonville
Earl Newell, 78, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at his home, 309 south 11th street, following an apparent heart attack. A retired farmer, he was a former resident of Waltonville. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Tracy Dees officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Newell was born March 25, 1898, in Jefferson county, the son of George and Sarah (Gilbert) Newell. He was married to Roxie Mae Neal, who preceded him in death in March 1946. He is survived by a son, Neal Newell, of Seal Beach, Calif,; a half-brother, Oscar Newell; a half-sister, Mrs. Roy Freeman, both of Waltonville; and two grandchildren; Mrs. Ernie Simms of Mt. Vernon, and Sgt. Larry Newell, now serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Mr. Newell was a veteran of World War One.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Estella C. Newell
Estella C. Newell died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 500 S. 18th street, at the age of 82 years, two months, and 26 days. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Stables officiating. Burial will be in Black cemetery, in McClellan township. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Newell was born April 18, 1883, in Fayette county, the daughter of James and Josephine (Cantrell) Merriman. On Dec. 19, 1907, in Jefferson county, she was married to Asa Newell, who
preceded her death on Mar. 27, 1946. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Lacey of Waltonville and Mrs. Velma McNeil of Mt. Vernon; three sons, Joe Newell of Waltonville and Herbert Newell of Woodlawn; a brother, Herman Merriman of Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Newell was a member of the West Long Prairie Christian Church.

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


Henrietta Newell
Henrietta Newell, daughter of William and Sarah Woodrome Fred, was born in Elk Prairie township in Jefferson county, Ill., Nov. 30, 1869; died at her home, two miles of Waltonville, July 5, 1957, at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 5 days. On March 30, 1803 she was united in marriage to George Newell, who preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1922. To this union were born 3 children, Oscar and Mrs. Myrtle Freeman of Waltonville, who survive, and one son who died in infancy. She is also survived by two stepsons, John and Earl, both of Waltonville: one sister, Maude Smith of Richview: two brothers, Fount Fred of Montana, Steve Fred of Du Quoin; six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Besides her husband and infant son she was preceded in death by seven stepchildren, Asa, Laura, Mina, Norman, Minnie, Margaret, and Lora and one granddaughter Sadie Newell Dare. In early life she attended the Baptist church at Horse Prairie and expressed her readiness to go before she became so ill. She was a devoted wife, and mother and showed a willingness to serve God by her devotion to her children and stepchildren. She was happiest when able to lend a helping hand.

Sunset and evening star. And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning at the bar When I put out to sea. But such a tide as moving seems asleep: Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out of the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark. For though from out our borne of time and place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face, When I have crossed the bar.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to all the neighbors and friends who assisted in any way at the time of the passing of Henrietta Newell. Also for the beautiful flowers, the Fry Funeral Home and the singer and Rev. Marsh Harpoole for his words of comfort..... The Newell Family.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Vera C. Newell
Dies At Age 78; Rites Saturday
Mrs. Vera C. Newell, 78, of Route 2, Mt. Vernon, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Methodist church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Leroy Dude officiating. Burial will be in New Shiloh cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday. At noon Saturday, the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Newell was born December 1, 1889, in Belle Rive, the daughter of Thomas and Laura (Maxey) McPherson. She was married to James P. Newell, who died in 1964. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Mills of Bluford and Mrs. Faye Simpson of Gurnee, Ill.; four sons, Orval, Thomas and Dean, all of Mt. Vernon and Maxey of Downers Grove; one brother, Onis McPherson Dahlgren; two sisters, Flossie McLaughlin of Mt. Vernon and Stella McLaughlin of Paducah, Ky., and 17 grandchildren.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford


Ethel Mae (Jones) Nichols
Ethel M. Nichols, 102, of Waltonville, died 6 a.m. March 1, 1997, at her home. She was employed for several years at the Mt. Vernon Glove Factory. Mrs. Nichols was born Feb. 11, 1895, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Monroe and Mary Jane (Randall) Jones. Oct. 20, 1910, in St. Louis, she married George Nichols, who died Dec. 19, 1951. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. David Baker officiating.
Burial will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Hughey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nichols is survived by daughters, Geneva Lisenby and husband George in Woodstock and Mary Ann Deem and husband Eugene of Melbourne, Fla.; a son, Aubrey Nichols of Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Velma Harris of Lafayette, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Bakersville Free Will Baptist Church. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America. Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Roy Nichols; one great-grandson, Jeff Scott; and four brothers. For further information you may call the Hughey Funeral Home at 242-3348.

DOD: 1 March 1997
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
relationship = Granddaughter

George Nichols
George Nichols Dies of Injuries in Auto Crash
Rites Saturday for Waltonville Man; Wife Seriously Hurt.
George Nichols, 66, of Waltonville, died at 2:30 p.m. yesterday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered in a car-truck collision Tuesday afternoon on the Waltonville Road. His wife, Ethel, 56, who was seriously injured in the accident, was reported in “fair” condition at the hospital today. Mr. Nichols, a watchman at the Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co., died from head and chest injuries. The accident, which occurred at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, was a head-on collision between Nichols’ car and a truck driven by Paul Connor, 35, of RFD, Bonnie. Mr. Connor was shaken up but did not require hospitalization. Coroner Ben Roeder scheduled an inquest for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the court house in Mr. Nichols’ death. Mr. Nichols was born February 20, 1885 in Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson County, the son of Conrad and Ann M. (Fagan) Nichols. He was married to Ethel Jones, who survives. Mr. Nichols was a member of the Bakerville Baptist church and B. R. C. of A. Lodge No. 423. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Roy of Scheller and Aubrey of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Lisenby of Woodstock, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Ann Deem of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Jones of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Lizzie Stiman of Herrin; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Marsh Harpole officiating, and burial will be in Bethel Memorial cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday.

DOD: 19 Dec 1951
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
relationship = Granddaughter

Mildred "Ferne" Norfleet
Mildred Ferne Norfleet, 93, of Walnut Hill died 3:35 a.m. June,2005, at Odin Care Center in Odin. She was a homemaker and a cook at Rome Grade School in Dix. Mrs. Norfleet was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Boyd to Callie and Myrtle (Chapman) Copple. She married Virgil Crane Feb. , 1933; he preceded her in death in 1961. On March 21, 1964, she married Kenneth Norfleet; he preceded her in death June 11, 2005. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Bruce Hough will officiate. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Mrs. Norfleet is survived by a son, Charles Dean Crane and wife Jean of Herrin; two stepchildren, Harold Norfleet and wife Dora of Tuscola and Carol Ann Shaw and husband Jim of Gifford; two grandchildren, Marcia Furby and husband Jerry of O'Fallon and Steve Crane and wife Julie of Carterville; five great-grandchildren; , a great-great grandchild; four stepgrand-children; a step-great-grandchild;brothers Delbert Copple and wife Doris Ann of Centralia, Sam Copple of Rockford, Lester Copple and wife Irma of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Dean Copple of Sycamore; sisters Vera Foutch and husband Stanton of Dix, Mabel Lamb of Centralia; a sister-in-law, Mary Copple of Mt.Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two brothers, Darrel Copple and Hubert Copple; and a sister, Tess Garren. Mrs. Norfleet was a member of Little Grove Christian Church in Walnut Hill. For more information, you may contact Osborn Funeral Home at 266-7231.

Obit Source: Newspaper, 18 June 2005
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Irvin Norris
Ex-Waltonville Man Drowns In Tennessee
Irvin Norris, 49, a former resident of Waltonville, drowned yesterday in the river at Memphis, Tenn. The body was recovered about 4:00 p.m. Friday. The body will be returned to Jefferson county for funeral services and will be taken to the Fry Funeral Home at Waltonville. Funeral arrangements, were incomplete this morning. Burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery. Mr. Norris resided in Memphis. Mr. is survived by one son, Stanley Norris of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one daughter, Ann Irvin Norris of Dyersburg; and a brother, John Harrison Norris of Waltonville.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Mary J. Norris
Aged Resident Of Near Waltonville Died Thurs., 2:45
Mrs. Mary Norris, Well Known in Southwest Part of County Will be Buried Sunday Morning.
Mrs. Mary J. Norris, widow of W.H. Norris, died yesterday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at the home of her son, Stanley W., near Waltonville. She had been in impaired health for about five months. Mrs. Norris was born in Bracken county, Kentucky, July 31, 1856. She was a daughter of Amos and Nancy Wells. Her husband, to whom she was married Nov. 25, 1874, died Jan. 21, 1927. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Sunday morning in the Universalist church at Waltonville. Burial will follow at Knob Prairie cemetery. The body will remain at the home of her son until the funeral hour. Mrs. Norris is survived by one son, Stanley W. Norris, and one daughter, Mrs. Ora Ragland, both of Waltonville, and two, sisters, Mrs. Allie Nowland of Waltonville and Mrs. Elizabeth Newbury of Mt. Vernon. One son, Joseph H., preceded her in death in 1925.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Stanley W. Norris
Accidental ShotGun Wound Kills Stanley Norris
Prominent Waltonville Farmer Dies Instantly Late Yesterday Afternoon
Stanley W. Norris, a prominent farmer of Blissville township, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of his own shot-gun while climbing a fence on his farm one-half mile west of Waltonville, at three o'clock Thursday afternoon.
Strange dogs had been killing his sheep, and hearing them bark, he had gone to run them away.
Mr. Norris was born January 31, 1892, on the same farm on which he spent his entire life. He was the son of Harrison Norris and Mary Wells Norris, pioneer residents of the county. He was educated in the schools of Waltonville and Carbondale. He was united in marriage Dec. 8, 1912, with Miss Tillie M. Dycus, and is survived by his widow and two sons, Irvin S. Norris of Dyersburg, Tenn., and John Harrison Norris at home; also by one sister, Mrs. Oran Ragland of Waltonville.
Mr. Norris was a progressive and successful farmer, a member of Jefferson County Farm Bureau and a director of the Waltonville high school board of education. He was prominent in fraternal orders, being a member of the Masonic lodge of Ashley, and the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodman lodges of Waltonville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in the Methodist church at Waltonville, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ruth Martin, with interment in the Knob Prairie cemetery. Coroner Ben Roeder conducted a brief inquiry into his death this afternoon.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Tillie Norris
Tillie Norris Of Waltonville Killed By Train Freight
Train Strikes Truck on Crossing North of Village
Mrs. Tillie Norris, 57, was killed at 10 o'clock this morning when a small pick-up truck she was driving was struck by a C.B. & Q. freight train at a private crossing a half mile north of Waltonville. The train carried the truck about 100 feet south of the crossing, where the truck went down an embankment. Mrs. Norris remained in the truck cab after the crash. Dr. J.W. Wells was called to the scene and pronounced her dead upon arrival. Coroner Ben Roeder was told that Mrs. Norris stopped her truck and was waiting at the double-track crossing while a north-bound freight train passed by She then drove up on the south-bound "extra" freight. Husband Killed Mrs. Norris, who resided on a farm a half mile west of Waltonville, was the widow of Stanley Norris, who was killed several years ago in a shotgun accident. Mrs. Norris was a highly respected resident of the community and her tragic death came as a shock to her many friends. The body was taken to the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete early this afternoon.
Mrs. Norris is survived by two sons, John Harrison Norris of Waltonville, with whom she lived, and Irvin Norris, of Tennessee; three brothers, Bryan and Orville Dycus of Mt. Vernon and the Rev. Ernest Dycus of Granite City, Ill.; and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Howard of Mt.Vernon and Mrs. Paul Sulcer of Waltonville.

Rites Thursday For Tillie Norris
Funeral services for Mrs. Tillie Dycus Norris, who met a tragic death as the result of a train-truck collision at Waltonville yesterday morning, will be held at the Waltonville Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Ruth Martin of Fairfield.
Mrs. Norris was the daughter of John A. and the late Elizabeth Walker Dycus, and was born April 23, 1892. She was united in marriage with Stanley W. Norris, to whom she was a loving and faithful companion, until his tragic, accidental death on Nov. 16, 1939. To this union were born two sons, Irvin Stanley Norris and John Harrison Norris. Since Mr. Norris' death. Mrs. Norris and her younger son have operated their farm, with efficiency and success. Her first thought had always been for the welfare of her two sons, and her little granddaughter, whom she adored. Mrs. Norris was united with the Minson Methodist church when a young girl and was organist for the church for many years. She was also a successful school teacher in the rural schools for this county for several years. She was a member of the Order of Easter Star, and Royal Neighbors lodges, and numbered her friends by her acquaintances. Her home was a bright and cheerful place where her relatives and friends loved to meet, and where they always found a hearty welcome. She was a kind and gracious neighbor and will be sadly missed by those in her community. She was a devoted daughter, for her aged father, and living her religion, day by day.

Mrs. Norris is survived by her two sons, Irvin S. Norris of Trenton, Tenn., and John Harrison Norris, at home; one granddaughter; her father and step-mother; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Sulcer and Mrs. Roy Howard; and four brothers, Irvie, Orval, Bryan, and Rev. Ernest Dycus.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Harmon Thomas Nowland
H. T. Nowland, 73, Dies; Funeral At Waltonville
Harmon Thomas Nowland, 73, of Waltonville, died at 11:35 a.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Dwight Dame officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens cemetery at Mt. Vernon. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. Mr. Nowland was born Jan. 20, 1892, in Jefferson county, the son of Isaac and Allie (Wells) Nowland. He was married to Dell Frick, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Frank Nowland of Waltonville, Gordon Nowland of Sesser, and Meredeth Nowland of Ashley; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Trader of Scheller; a brother, Walter Nowland of St. Cloud, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Reynolds of this city, and Mrs. Willard Fairchild of Waltonville; and five grandchildren. Mr. Nowland was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America Lodge.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Patsy A. O'Bryant
Patsy A. O'Bryant, 67, of Broadlands and formerly Mt. Vernon died 10:55 a.m. July 3, 2004, at the home of her daughter.
She had worked as a beautician and homemaker.
Mrs. O'Bryant was born in Mt. Vernon to Cleatus and Eula "Tiny" (Myrick) Rector on Feb. 3, 1937.
Graveside services were held July 7 at Oakwood Cemetery. Joe Bob Pierce officiated.
Mrs. O'Bryant is survived by three daughters, Tammie Bolinger and husband John of Broadlands, Angela O'Bryant of Mt. Vernon and Michelle Seaman of Mt. Vernon; four sons, Larry O'Bryant, Jr. of Broadlands, Randy O'Bryant and wife Connie of Belle Rive, Gary O'Bryant of Hillsboro and Robbie O'Bryant and wife Jane of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Harold "Red" Damron and wife Phyllis of Mt. Vernon and Billy Rector and friend Mary Alice Vogel of Robinson; a sister Linda Hutchens and husband Bob of O'Fallon, MO.; and seven grandchildren.
Her parents; one son, Ricky O'Bryant; and twin sisters preceded her in death.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information any time.

The Register News Thursday July 8, 2004
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps mecapps37@hotmail.com

Dorothy A. Odle
Dorothy Odle Of Mt. Vernon Died At Age 78
Dorothy A. Odle, 78, 1115 S. 21st St., died at 7:30 a.m. Sept 2, 1986, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Nashville. She was born March 9, 1908, in Jefferson County son of Frank and Nebraska (Hutchison) Wells. On April 4, 1925,, at Nashville, she married Virgil Paul Odle, who died May 21 1976. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Fore officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include one son, Paul E. Odle and wife Imogene of Mt. Vernon, five grandchildren, Gary Odle, Lonnie Odle, Randy Odle, Debra Atkinson and Tom Odle; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother Oval Wells of Gallup, N.M.; one sister, Mrs. Louisa Brown of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three grandchildren, three sisters, four brothers and one son, Robert E. Odle. She was employed at Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory and was associated with her husband in the operation of a service station in Mt. Vernon for several years. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. For those who wish memorials may be made to the Park Avenue Baptist Church Food Pantry and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

Fern Grahlherr Odle
Fern Grahlherr Odle, 87, of Ina died at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. She was a homemaker. She was born March 16, 1918 in Jefferson County to Jim C. and Flossie (Owens) Sweetin. She married William H. Grahlherr on July 3, 1937. He preceded her in death. She later married Walter Odle, who also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina. The Rev. Jesse Allen will officiate. Burial will be at Kirk Cemetery, Ina. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina. Survivors include two sons, Fred Grahlherr of Texico and Bill Grahlherr and wife Delores of St. Louis; one daughter, Judy Grisley and husband John of Marion; one stepdaughter, Wilma Gulley and husband Allen of Benton; five grandchildren, Mary Susan Harris, Julie Ann Garrison, Don Grahlherr, Lynn Jackman and Dawn Grisley; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Tom Sweetin of Mt. Vernon. Fern was a devoted mother and grandmother. She very much enjoyed working in her flowers and yard. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing with her family and friends and has always enjoyed music. She loved for people to come and visit her, and there was always something to eat. Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 2/4/06 Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Charles W. Ord
Charles W. Ord, A Former Resident, Dies In Christopher
Charles W. Ord, a former resident of Mt. Vernon and a brother of Mort Ord of this city, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Christopher at 5 p.m. yesterday. Mr. Ord was employed at the old Mt. Vernon coal mine years ago as an examiner and check weighman. He left this city 39 years ago. He was formerly chief of police at Christopher. He is survived by his widow, Nannie Wells Ord; three sons, Tom, Gus and Bill, all at home; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Tolliver of Christopher and Mrs. Helen Booten of Peoria; a brother, Mort Ord of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Mrs. Linnie Hodge of Desoto, Mo; and five grandchildren.

March 7, 1940, Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Michelle Wisniewski
Relationship = Granddaughter

George C. Ord
George C. Ord Died Late Friday; Funeral Sunday
George C. Ord died yesterday afternoon at 6:30 o'clock at the home of Willie Davis, in McClellan township. Mr. Ord had been in very poor health for the last year, and death was due to Bright's disease. Mr. Ord was a son of the late Gus Ord and wife, and was born in Jefferson county. He was 65 years old , the 17th of last August. Mr. Ord was a farmer, and made his home with Willie Davis and family. He was never married. He was a member of the M. E. church, and was a good citizen and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. Mr. Ord is survived by two brothers, Morton Ord, Mt. Vernon, and one sister, Mrs. Lennie Hodge, St. Louis. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at Wolf Prairie church, and burial will follow at Wolf Prairie cemetery.

September 17, 1932 Unknown Newspaper
Submitted by: Michelle Wisniewski
Relationship = Grandniece

Morton C. (Mort) Ord
Ord Services 2 P.M. Monday
Funeral services for Morton C. (Mort) Ord, special Mt. Vernon police officer who dropped dead at the city hall yesterday morning will be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at Myers Chapel. The services will be in charge of Rev. Walter Farlow and burial will follow in Wolf Prairie cemetery. Following Monday: Ord Services at Two P.M. Today Last rites for Mort Ord, 60, special police officer who died suddenly of a heart attack at the city hall Friday, were held at two o'clock this afternoon at Myers Chapel. The services were conducted by Rev. Walter Farlow and burial followed in Wolf Prairie Cemetery.

April 13, 1940 Unknown Newspaper
Submitted by: Michelle Wisniewski
Relationship = Grandniece

Narrah W. Osborn
DIX — Narrah W. Osborn, 77, funeral director and furniture dealer since 1907, died suddenly yesterday morning. He was born in Mt. Vernon and was a lifelong resdent of Jefferson County. He was president of the First State Bank of Dix. Mr. Osborn was the son of Miles A. and Florida Smith Osborn. He married Lola Riley at Dix in 1909 and she survives. He attended Ewing College and taught school in Jefferson County for five years before going into business at Dix. He has been a member of both the grade and high school boards, served as mayor of Dix and has been a member and active in the affairs of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for 63 years. In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Sterling, and a daughter, Mrs Regna Dobbs, both of Dix; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, L.R. Osborn of Kell and a sister, Gretta Osborn of Dix. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, conduced by the Rev. Ross Partridge. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Harold Owens

Harold I. "Hoot" Owens, 66, of Woodlawn died at 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. He was born on June 9, 1937, in Walnut Hill, the son of Cecil and Ferne (Stonecipher) Owens. He married Donna Corners on Sept. 28, 1956, in Woodlawn and she survives in Woodlawn. In addition to his wife, Mr. Owens is survived by two sons, Brad Owens and wife Sheila of Coopersburg, Pa., and Scott Owens and wife Kelly of Woodlawn; two sisters, Wilma Braddy and Dorothy Jean Wegmann and husband Harold Eddie, both of Woodlawn; four grand-children, Erin Owens, Eric Owens, Gabe Owens and Ross Owens; a sister-in-law, Edna Owens of Mt. Vernon; and several nephews and nieces. Mr. Owens retired in 1999 from the Illinois Central Railroad after 44 years of service. He was also a farmer, He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Boyd Cemetery in Jefferson County with the Rev. Harold Engel officiating. Those attending the services are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Interment will follow at the cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, whis is in charge of arrangements.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Buddy Wade Oxford
Buddy Wade Oxford, 52, of Opydke, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He was born in King County on Aug. 13, 1956, a son of Buddy B.and Dellas (Stratton) Oxford. He married Linda Sampson in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 12, 1973. He was a truck driver owner/operator. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Garlin Burris officiating. A Masonic service will be conducted by Jefferson Lodge 368 of Opdyke. Interment will follow. There will be no public visitation. Buddy is survived by his parents, Buddy B. and Dellas Oxford of Mt. Vernon; wife, Linda Oxford of Opdyke; daughter, Stephanie Po-ninski and husband Rob of Whittington; grandchildren, Jean and Jerica Mace of Mt. Vernon; brother, Michael Conner and wife Tracy of Woodlawn; four sisters, Rhonda Roberts and husband Glen of Opdyke, Kim Bamard and husband Allen of Mt. Vernon, Teresa Drew and husband Robbie of Bluford and Desiree Oxford of Mt. Vernon; several nieces and nephews and close friend, Jason Edwards of DuQuoin. His grandparents preceded him in death. Buddy was a member of the Southside Missionary Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge #31 and Jefferson County Shriners Club. He was also proud that he was an organ donor. 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 and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: August 21, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford




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