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George C. Tate
ILLNESS FATAL TO G. C. TATE OF KELL
KELL—George C. Tate died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Hayward Hawkins here shortly after midnight last night. Other survivors include two sons, Evert and Frank of Kell, two grand-children Arnold Tate of Centralia and Mrs. Verle Ellis of Eexin, Ill.; and one sister, Mrs. Ada Trout of O'Fallon. Services will be at the Kell Baptist church at 11 a. m., Tuesday, with elder Sam McCay and Elder Ross Partrige of Mt. Vernon in charge. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Sub. by Paul Anderson, Tr. by K.T.



Sarah Caroline Tate
Sarah C. Tate was born at Richview, Illinois, March 10, 1848. She passed to her reward about 9:30 A.M. June 1st, 1932 at the age of 84 years, 2 months, and 21 days. She made her confession of faith in christ at the age of eight years and later united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Woodlawn, Illinois. Early in life she was united in marriage to Ace [Asa] Axley, who, as a soldier in the Civil War, preceded her in death. To this union one son, G. W. Axley of Viola, was born. She was later married to Mr. Reynolds and one son, J. Reynolds, was born to this union. She was then married to J. P. Morgan of Woodlawn, Illinois. To this union Elsie M. Carrol of Chicago, Illinois was born. Her last husband also preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, one daughter, twelve grandsons, and one great grandchild besides a host of other relatives and friends. The end was a very peaceful one, she was ready for the call of her heavenly Father. The services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Axley, Friday, June 3 1932 at 3 o'clock and at the United Brethern Church, Viola, 3:30. Rev. E.W. Haley of the Elgin M.E. Church officiating assisted by Rev. H. W. Griswold of Viola U.B. Chuch. Interment in the Viola Cemetery.
[Sarah is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Viola, Olmsted Co MN next to her son George W. Axley, under stone "Sarah C. Morgan". Her marriage cert. to Asa Axley gives her name as "Sarah C. Severs." Her death cert. says "Sarah Caroline Morgan", father unknown, mother Catherine Severs.]

Submitted By: Anna M Severson
3rd great-granddaughter
10 Jun 1932
Source: Elgin Monitor Minnesota


Clarice C. Taylor
Clarice Taylor Of Mt. Vernon died At Age 83
Clarice C. Taylor, 83, of Mt. Vernon died 1:15 p.m. Jan 8, 2003, at Countryside Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon. She was an inspector and sales clerk for Mode-O-Day. Mrs. Taylor was born Sept. 20, 1919, in Jefferson County to Frank E. and America E. (Rightnowar) Bean. She married George W. Taylor Aug. 17, 1938, Poole Ky.; he survives. Funeral services will be held a 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hughey Funeral Home. Mr. Randy Sells will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home. In addition to her husband she is survived by one brother, Alfred “Mug” Bean of Mt. Vernon; three sister-in-laws, Louise Bean and Marie Bean, both of Mt. Vernon, and Nell Bean of New Castle, Ind.; also several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Central Christian Church. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Albert W. Bean, Stanton O. Bean, Veachel Bean and Gleason Bean. For those who wish memorials may be made to the Central Christian Church Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P. O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, ILL. 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.


Adam Gifford Taylor
Adam Gifford TAYLOR, 81 of near Waltonville died at Good Samaritan Hospital at 9:40 o'clock this morning of pneumonia which developed following an operation for internal injuries. Mr. Taylor was injured Sunday when he fell while attending a picnic near Chester, Ill. He was operated Monday at the hospital. The body was taken to Fry Funeral home in Waltonville. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist in Waltonville, with the Rev.G.A. Phelps officiating, and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Woodlawn. Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Minnie; three sons, Everett of Carbondale, Alva of Mt. Vernon and Earl of Springfield, Ill. one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Diel of Woodlawn; a half brother, Will Taylor of Salem; and three grandchildren. The body will be removed to the family home tommorrow morning.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Minnie "Newell" Taylor
Minnie TAYLOR, 70 Dies at Woodlawn Mrs. Minnie Taylor, 70, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Diel of near Woodlawn. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in Waltonville. The Rev. G.A. Phelps, of Chester will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Woodlawn. At 5:00 p.m. today the body will be taken from the Fry Funeral home to the home of Mrs. John Diel, two miles southwest of Woodlawn, where friends may call at any time until the funeral hour. Ms. Taylor was born March 23, 1879 in Jefferson County. In 1900 she was married to Gifford Taylor who preceded her in death in 1946. She is survived by three sons Everett of Carbondale, Alva of Mt. Vernon and Earl of Springfield, Ill; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Diel of Woodlawn; three brothers, Norm Newell of Mt. Vernon, Earl and John Everett Newell of Waltonville, a half brother Oscar Newell of Waltonville; a half sister Myrtle Freeman of Waltonville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Robert Edward Terry
Rites Sunday For Robert E. Terry Funeral services for Robert Edward Terry, who died early yesterday morning at his home, 2501 Casey, will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday at the United Brethren Church. The Rev. Riley Burton and the Rev. Noah Douthit will have charge of the service. Burial will be at West Salem Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the family home after 3 P.M. today. Mr. Terry is survived by his wife, four sons, Thomas E. Terry of Flora; Rufus W. Terry of Benton; Cpl. Harry H. Terry of Camp Hood, Texas, who was a prisoner of war in Germany for four months; Cpl. Herschel S. Terry just returned from overseas, a daughter Mrs. Edna Merritt of Mt. Vernon, and a grandson Cpl. Edward E. Terry, who was raised from infancy by Mr. and Mrs. Terry, also just returned from overseas. Ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren also surviving. All the children were at home at the time of his death.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: September 14, 1945
Submitted by Barb Mason


Mrs. Augusta Terry
Mrs. Augusta Terry, wife of George T. Terry who died at eight o'clock this morning, was a most highly respected lady with a great hoast of friends in the mentions of the county in which she resided. She had been suffering with diabetis for some time, but had been critically ill for only a short time. She was the daughter of James and Sarah Leach and a native of the community where all of her life mostly in McClellan Township. The family is well known in McClellan Township. Mr. Terry having served as township supervisor, and been active in political and business affairs for years. Mrs. Terry who was about sixty years of age was the mother of nine children. Eight of whom survive. Announcement of the funeral and Obituary will be published later.

Submitted By: Barbara Mason barbmason1@charter.net
NOTE: This is all I found for Augusta Jane Leach Terry
Relationship: Grandaughter
Date Jan. 16, 1922
Source The Register News in Mt. Vernon, Illinois


George Thomas Terry
George Thomas Terry lived at 405 Jordon Street, and he was a life long resident. he was born in Jefferson Co. Illinois, Jan. 28, 1867, and his age at time of death was 67 years, 3 months, and 22 days. He was united in marriage with Katy L. Benton who survives. Mr. Terry was a member of the Epworth M. E. Church. He held membership in Marion Lodge No. 13. 1.0.0.F. Mt. Vernon. He is survived by his widow and five sons and two daughters, as Mentioned in Mrs. Sanders Obituary. also one brother Robert of Mt. Vernon, and one sister, Agnes Brown of Mt. Vernon. Two step sons, Jasper E. and David A. Benton St. Louis. The body will remain at Myers Chapel.

Submitted By: Barbara Mason barbmason1@charter.net
Relationship: Granddaughter
Date May 20, 1934
Source The Register News in Mt. Vernon, Illinois


Billie J. Thomas
WARRENSBURG - Billie J. Thomas, 52, of Warrensburg, died 3:19 P.M., Monday, October 4, 2004, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 8, at Foursquare Gospel Church, Decatur. Visitation will be 5 to 8 P.M., Thursday, October 7, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Cemetery, Decatur. Memorials may be made to Foursquare Missions Outreach Program. Billie was born March 4, 1952, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, the daughter of George O’Dell and Norma (Woodard) Cole. She married Gayland J. Thomas on July 20, 1969, in Niantic, Illinois. Billie was a member of Foursquare Gospel Church of Decatur and was very active in church activities. She was employed at Decatur Memorial Hospital for 27 years, with her last position being Clinical Coordinator for Home Health Services. She loved camping, gardening, traveling, and quilting. Left to cherish her memories are her husband Gayland of Warrensburg; son Jody and wife Missy and their children Courtney, Cody & Chloe of Warrensburg; daughter Tracy Bollinger and husband Troy and their children Brooklynn, Karsyn & Griffin of Decatur; daughter Karen Mayer and husband Michael and their children Aaron, Christian, Ethan, Brandon & David; son Aaron and daughter Allison of Warrensburg; sister Karen Grandon and husband Bill of Atlanta, Illinois; brother David O’Dell and wife Cheryl of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; several nieces, a nephew, and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents. Billie was our beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, and friend. Her legacy will live on in our hearts and memories. She will be greatly missed until we meet again.
Obituary written by family members

Herald & Review (Decatur, IL)
Date: October 7, 2004
Submitted by Cindy Ford


Robert L. Thomas
Robert L. Thomas, 84, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008, at nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was born in Dahlgren on Friday, April 18, 1924, a son of Elmer M. and Effie (Carr) Thomas. He married Betty Webb on Jan. 12, 1949, in Mt. Vernon. She preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2002. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Gene Auxier officiating. Interment will follow at South Hickory Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County. Members of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct Full Military Honors at the cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Robert is survived by two sons, Jimmy Ray Thomas and wife Norma of Mt. Vernon and Johnny Duane Thomas of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Meca Peterson and husband Oram of Woodlawn; brother, Perry Thomas and wife Mary of Bluford; sister, Betty Minson of Benton; and 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. His parents; his wife; one son, Robert L. Thomas, Jr.; four brothers, Elmer Jr., John, Maxie and Charles Arthur; and one sister, Edna McDaniel preceded him in death. Robert was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army 3rd Cavalry from March 1943 to November 1945, was a truck driver and member of Y.EW. Post 1376 and Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 and was Baptist by faith.
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: June 12, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Claude Thomas
Claude Thomas Of DuQuoin Dies
Claude Thomas, of DuQuoin, died early today at the DuQuoin Hospital. He was a former resident of Jefferson County. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Neal Funeral Home in DuQuoin. Mr. Thomas was a cousin of the late Carl Shurtz of Waltonville and was a veteran of the First World War. He is survived by two sisters, Edith Koonce, of DuQuoin, and Lela Laird, of Yakima, Wash.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford


Carolyn Thompson
Carolyn Kay Thompson, 63, of Mt. Vernon died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 at her home.
She was born July 17, 1942, in Iola, daughter of Delmar R. and Beulah (Liggett) Thrash. She married Ken M. Thompson on Nov. 15, 1958, in Farina, and he survives in Mt. Vernon. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Thompson is survived by a son, Ken Thompson and wife Dawn of San Diego; three daughters, Lisa Thompson and companion Michael Somers of Mt. Vernon and Laura Thompson of Chicago; two daughter, Robert Thrash of Farina and James D. Thrash and wife Denise of Alburquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Cordelia Thrash and Judy Wheeler and husband Jim, all of Salem; nine grandchildren, Anthony, Tiffany, Christian, Casey, Melissa, Kia, Kyle, Rachel and LeStat; and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard "Buck" Thrash. Services will be held at 1 pm. Thursday in the chapel of Rankin Funeral Home in Salem with Pastor Doug Meyer officiating. Interment will follow at Keen's Chapel Cemetery in Farina. Friends may call from 11 am to 1 pm. Thursday at Rankin Funeral Home in Salem, which is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 02-2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson


Thelma L. Thornton
Thelma L. Thornton, 93, of Dix died 10:22 a.m. Feb. 4, 2004, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Thornton was born June 17, 1910, in Shiloh Township, Jefferson County, to Charles Oliver "Ollie" and Ethel (Piercy) Sargent. She married Hershel Thornton: he preceded her in death April 27, 1974. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. The Rev. Arnold Peterson will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Mrs. Thornton is survived by a daughter, Janet Diel and husband Fred of Dix; granddaughters Jo Nell Kase and husband Christopher of Washington Mo., and Erin Diel of Murray, Ky.; a nephew and eight neices. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Gene, Bill and Stanley Sargent; and a sister, Mabel Hails. Mrs. Thornton was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
For more information you may contact Osborn Funeral Home in Dix at 266-7231.

Mt. Vernon Register News, 10-10-2004
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Joe Frank Threatt
Joe Threatt, 73, of San Diego, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Villa Ranch Bernardo care Center in San Diego. He was born Monday, July 14, 1941, in Jefferson County, the son of William Paul and Susie Ferne (Atkinson) Threatt. He married Mary Lee Duncan on April 14, 1967, in St. Charles. Joe worked as the owner and operator of AAMCO Auto Repair for 23 years. He was a past member of Whittier Area community Church in Whittier, Calif., and a current member of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Threatt of San Diego; daughter, Jeanne Miller and husband Tom Steinke of San Diego; two grandsons, Aaron and Carson Miller of San Diego; sister, Charlotte Turner and husband Don of Mt. Vernon; sister-in-law, Janice Threatt of Belle Rive; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, J.R. Threatt.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Brother Don Atkinson officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dix.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home.
 [Mt. Vernon Register News, August 22, 2014;  Sub. by FoFG}


Kenneth Tinsley
Kenneth Tinsley, 72, of rural Mt. Vernon died 6:18a.m. May 13, 2005. He was a retired barber. Born Feb. 17, 1933, in Mt. Vernon, he was a son of William "Earl" and Alta Mae (Correll) Tinsley. He married Ruby Leneave on June 13, 1955, in the home of the Rev. Roy Beal, Mrs. Tinsley survives. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Mr. Tinsley attended Riley Grade School and barber college in Decatur. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member and deacon at New Hope "Webb" Baptist Church. He was also a member of the VFW, Amvets, American Legion, and the Dix Ruritan Club. He also did volunteer work for the Mt. Vernon Township Supervisor's Office and civic organizations. Memorials may be made to the New Hope "Webb" Church and will be received at the funeral home at any time. In addition to his wife of Mt. Vernon; survivors include his mother of Mt. Vernon a daughter, Brenda Lawson and her husband Jeff of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Keli Pleman and husband Jonathan of Marion and Sara Lawson of Mt. Vernon; a special great grandchild Christian Lawson; brothers Jim Tinsley of Mt. Vernon, George Tinsley and wife Judy of Woodlawn; and sisters Wilma McMahon and husband Gene of Arizona and Nellie Mellott and husband Bill of Mt. Vernon. He was preveded in death by his father.

Obit Source Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves * ida1949@charter.net
Relationship = Friend
Date 05/14/05



Viola Tinsley
Mrs. Viola F. Tinsley, 57, of Dix, died at 7:25 pm yesterday at Good Samaritan Hosptial. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with the Rev Verneil Garren officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery. Mrs. Tinsley was born in Jefferson County on March 14, 1917, The daughter of John and Lena (Piercy) Carpenter. On Oct. 26, 1932, she was married to Leslie Tinsley, who survives. Mrs. Tinsley was member of the Boyd Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Leslie; a brother, James Carpenter, of Batavia; and three sisters. Mrs. Ethel Meadow of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Simmons of Dix and Mrs. Evelyn Wray of Bluford.

Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson * kiowana@siclink.com

Eunice May Tittle
Eunice Tittle Of Mt. Vernon Died At Age 95
Eunice May Tittle, 95, 317 Casey Ave.., died at 1:23 a.m. July 7, 1987, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Tittle was born Dec. 20, 1891, in Dareville, a daughter of John and Sarah (Vannatta) Jumper. On Dec. 30, 1908, in Dareville, she married Paris D. Tittle, who died Sept 21, 1960. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Cleo) Sandusky of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Beulah Jones of Melbourne, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Tittle of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tittle was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Tittle was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Max Tittle, and a granddaughter, Carolyn Sue Sandusky.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: July 7, 1987
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans


Leta Fern Towns
Leta Fern Towns, 83, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois died at 9:50 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2006 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Leta was born on December 5, 1922 in Jefferson County, Illinois a daughter to Thomas Burgess and Elizabeth "Lizze" (Coil) Burgess. She married Howard Lamar Towns in 1943 in Salem, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1971. She was manager of the Uniform Shop in Mt. Vernon from 1978 to 2004 and was proud of the fact that she was still able to continue working there until her death. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Reverend Calyton Coffey will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Burial will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Surviving family members include Son: Jerry H. Towns and special friend Sheila Shaw of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Daughter: Pam Kiel and husband Leland M. of St. Louis, Missouri; Brother: Arvel Burgess of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Companion of 35 years: Jack Quinn of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Granddaughter: Trish Jones and husband Aaron of Henderson, Nevada; Great Granddaughter: Teagan Jones of Henderson, Nevada; Three Step Grandchildren of St. Louis; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Her parents, Husband, Brother and three Sisters, and twin grandsons that died at birth preceded her in death. Leta was Baptist by faith.

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


Opal McLaughlin Trout
Opal Trout Of Murphysboro Died At Age 79 Opal McLaughlin Trout, 79, of Murphysboro and formerly of the Woodlawn area, died 6:50 a.m. Aug. 25, 1990, at St. Joseph Hospital in Murphysboro. Mrs. Trout was born March 26, 1911, in Woodlawn, a daughter of George and Nettie (Moore) Reynolds. In 1927 in Nashville, she married Everett McLaughlin, who died in 1956. In 1960 in Murphysboro, she married Carl Trout, who died in 1989. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro with the Rev. Loy Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Trout is survived by three daughters, Bonnie Durham, Ollie Jackson and June Webb all of Murphysboro; one brother, Lester Reynolds of Belleville; one sister, Zita Schaefer of Lakeside, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Flossie Downes of Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to both husbands, Mrs. Trout was preceded in death by her parents.

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


Sylvia D. True
Sylvia D. True, 91, of Dix died 1:55 a.m. April 7, 1004, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. True was born Oct. 3, 1912, in Oconee to John and Jane Bland. She married Bert True Sept. 10, 1932, in Centralia; he preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1966. Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Randy Sands will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Mrs. True is survived by a son, Darrell True of Mt. Vernon; daughters Doris Gresham and husband Gene of Mt. Vernon and Sandra Bishop of Henderson, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Russell True; a grandson Rick Gresham; a great-grand-daughter, Julie Ann Porter; three brothers Charlie, Cletus, and Vernon Bland; two sisters, Gladys McNeil and Marie Clopton; and a daughter-in-law, Tracy True. Mrs. True was a longtime member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where she was active with vacation Bible school and the flower ministry. Memorials may be amde to the Rick Gresham Scholarship fund at Pleasant Hill Church and will be received at the funeral home at any time. For more information you may contact Osborn Funeral Home in Dix at 266-7231.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves


Tracey L. True
Tracey L. True, 66, of Mt. Vernon died 9:15 p.m. Nov. 28, 2003, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a homemaker. Mrs. True was born June 7, 1937, in Woodlawn to Claude and Mary Isabelle (Beal) Champ. She married Darrell True June 11, 1955, in Mt. Vernon; he survives. The Trues were married by the Rev. Ross Partridge, former pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon; Arnold Peterson will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. True is survived by her mother, Mary Isabelle Champ of Mt. Vernon; her husband, Darrell True of Mt. Vernon; a son, Randy True and wife Cheryl of DeSoto; daughters Cathy Munyon and husband John of Woodlawn, Teresa O'Neal and husband Dennis of Mt. Vernon, Sheila Tackitt and husband Gary of Mt. Vernon and Patricia Krause and husband Ken of Wheeling; 12 grandchildren, Jay Munyon of Woodlawn, Josh O'Neal, Lucas O'Neal, Ethan O'Neal, Cody O'Neal Gabriel O'Neal and Alexandra O'Neal, all of Mt. Vernon, Jennie True and Emilie True, all of DeSoto, Daniell Tackitt and Shayne Tackitt, both of Mt. Vernon: a brother George Champ and wife Donna of Irvington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father. Mrs. True was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was very active in the church's programs along with being in charge of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Food Pantry. She was leader of Dix's chapter of the Modern Woodmen of America Junior Service Club for 25 years. She was a Channel 3 Unsung Hero for Jump Rope for Heart. She was president of Dixico Ruritan Club. She was a donation coordinatior for the American Heart Association. She sent tray favors to the Marion V.A. Hospital and to various nursing homes each month. She took birthday cakes to the Southern Thirty Adolescent Center each month. Mrs. True was the Dix news correspondent for the newspaper. She was very much involved with her grandchildren along with decorating cakes, crocheting and helping others in any way she could. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Food Pantry 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 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

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


Amanda Goddard Turner
TURNER, AMANDA GODDARD, 97, Overland, Missouri, died 6:20 p.m., May 27, 2002, Bentley Extended Care, Overland, Missouri; born July 18, 1904, New Madrid, Missouri; she first married David Goddard and he died on September 29, 1957; she later married Loyd Turner on September 17, 1977, he preceded her in death on May 22, 1983; parents, Lewis J. Tucker & Rosa (Pickett) Tucker; retired from International Shoe Co. after 40 years employment. Funeral 10:30 a.m., Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home; with burial to follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Minister Reverend Bill Fox. Visitation 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Survived by daughter, Doris Seymour, St. Louis, MO; stepdaughter, Margaret Sublett & husband, Bill, Overland, MO; granddaughters, Rhonda Bossommo, St. Charles, MO, Teresa Hake & husband, Bob, Overland, MO; great-grandsons, Stephen Bossomo, Andrew Bossomo, David Hake; stepgreat-grandsons, Steve Hake, Mike Hake, Rob Hake, Dan Hake, Matt Hake; sister, Dot Whitehowski, Portland, OR. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; 3 brothers, Ernest Tucker, John Tucker & Conrad Tucker and 5 sisters, Valerie Orosco, Stella Austin, Viola Tucker, Lucy Tucker and Hattie Jackson. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She was also a lifetime member of Eastern Star Chapter #233, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice 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.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: May 29, 2002
Submitted by Cindy Ford



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