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Charlie Adams
DIED. On the 11th inst. Charlie, son of D. and Mrs. Adams of this place. He was taken sick Friday evening and died Saturday morning. [WAR DEMOCRAT, March 16, 1865]

Dr. David Adams
Dr. David Adams body was found on Tuesday morning at the crossing of Deer Creek on the Clay City Road.  Funeral will take place at one o'clock today. [Wayne County Press, April 9, 1868]

Emma Adams
DIED. On Monday, January 20th, 1868], at the residence of her father, Dr. David Adams, Miss Emma Adams, aged 19 years. [WAYNE COUNTY PRESS, January 23, 1868]

William Adams
Wm. Adams, brother of R. D. Adams, and in his boyhood, a resident of Fairfield, lately died at his home in Kansas.  He was a son of Dr. David Adams, deceased, once well-known in our county…[Wayne County Press, October 21, 1875]

Nancy A. Allen
Also, at the residence of David Allen, Indian Prairie Aug. 21st 1874, Nancy A. Allen, wife of David Allen, aged 49 years, 3 mo., 22 days. (Much more.) [Wayne County Press, September 3, 1874]

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Mrs. George Anderson
b.11 Jan. 1887 near Poseyville, IN
d. 19 Jan 1968 in Fairfield, IL
Services held: RLDS Church on Sunday, 21 Jan 1968 at 2:30 p.m.
conducted by: Seventy Louis Zonker; assisted by Elder Ivan Holler
concluding Service: Maple Hill Cemetery
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

Martha J. Anderson

Martha J. Anderson, 82, Fairfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at 6:43 a.m. in Way-Fair Restorium. The body was cremated. A memorial service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Johnson  Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, Ind.  Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Hill of Texas; and nieces and nephews.
[Wayne County Press Dec. 17, 2007 - Donated by Mike Clemmons]

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Charles Ellsworth Anthis
b.12 May 1916 at Wayne Co, IL
d. 24 Feb 1966 at Fairfield, Wayne Co, IL
Services at Nale's Funeral Home on Sunday, 27 Feb. 1966 at 2 p.m.
conducted by : Rev Wilson Hetzel; Assisted by: Rev. George L. Karr
Concluding Service: Schrewsbury Cemetery, Mill Shoals, IL
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

Harrison W. Ardery
The sudden death of Harrison W. Ardery, was a severe shock to his friends.  His remains were brought to this place and buried yesterday. [Prairie Pioneer,  August 28, 1862]

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Shirley Mae Ash
b. 14 January 1934 in Rochelle, IL
d. 31 Dec 1983 at Mt. Vernon, IL
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, 3 Jan 1984 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev. Otto Windland
concluding services: Richland Cemetery
Services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

Emma J. Atteberry
Died. At the residence of Mr. J. F. Smith, Xenia, on Tuesday, Oct. 27th, after a short illness, Emma J., wife of Francis M. Atteberry, of Wayne County. [Wayne County Press, October 30, 1868]

Eldon Ray Austin
Eldon Ray Austin, 83, of Wayne City, passed away at 5:18 a.m. March 31, 2009, at Way Fair Restorium in Fairfield. He was born in Wayne County on Feb. 10, 1926, a son of William and Josephine (Withrow) Austin. He married Virginia Schell on March 19, 1945, and she survives in Wayne City. He was retired from Thomason Furniture Company. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with the Rev. Richard McCormick officiating. Burial will follow at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Friday at the funeral home. In addition to his wife, Mr. Austin is survived by a son, Eddie Austin and wife Jamie of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Autumn and Casey Austin; and sisters, Edna Butler of Belvidere and Mary Joe Bruce of Fairfield, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gary Austin. Mr. Austin was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy. He was a member of Wayne City Baptist Church.

[Donated by Dick Austin]

Christopher Ayers
DIED, in Brush Creek, on Thursday, June 2nd, Christopher Ayers, aged 73 years.  Mr. Ayers was a member of the General Baptist Church. [Wayne County Press, June 9, 1870]

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Lena Ellen Ayers
b. 13 June 1903
d. 5 Feb 1982
services: Hughey Funeral Home, 11 a.m. on 8 Feb 1982
clergy: Elder Olen Henson -- Elder Ralph Rockett
Interment: Bethel Cemetery
Arrangements by: Hughey Funeral Home Charles E. Hughey, Funeral Director

[Donated by Marlene Olson]



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