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Ferrol Maddox
Ferrol Maddox, 68 of Fairfield, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at 3:10 p.m. in Rochester, Minn.
She was a retired teacher.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Fairfield First Baptist Church with Bro. Calvin Reynolds and Bro. Bennie Tomberlin officiating. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Graveside service and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Olive Branch Cemetery in Annapolis. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ferrol was born in Jasper County, on Feb. 16, 1939 the daughter of Edward Wayne and Gladys Kirkhorn French. She was married to Wayne Maddox, who survives. She was a member of Fairfield First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of Fairfield; a daughter, Alesha (Mark) Kramm, Peachtree, Ga.; a son, Doug (Karen) Maddox of West York; and three grandchildren.
[Wayne County Press, Dec 31, 2007, Donated by Mike Clemmons]

Elizabeth Malone

Mrs. Malone Dies
Mrs. William Malone, 72, north of Sims, sister of Mrs. Walter Weaver, here died Monday in a Mt. Vernon hospital following a paralytic stroke at her home Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday afternoon from Bailey church by Rev. F.N. Shields. Burial will be in the Bailey cemetery. Her husband suffered a heart attack Saturday afternoon and is in critical condition in a Mt. Vernon hospital.

Mrs. Wm. Malone of Near Sims is Dead -- Husband Very Ill
Mrs. Elizabeth Malone, 72, wife of William Malone of north of Sims, died at 7:10 p.m. in the Jefferson Memorial hospital at Mt. Vernon following a paralytic stroke in her home. Mr. Malone, 79, found his wife after she suffered the stroke while doing her baking Saturday. He then suffered a heart attack and, after being treated by a physician, was rushed to the Jefferson Memorial hospital. Later, after arrangements could be made, Mrs. Malone was rushed to the same hospital. Both were in very serious condition. He was placed under an oxygen tent, yet kept inquiring about his wife, but the attendants did not inform him Mrs. Malone was in the same hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the Bailey church near Wayne City, with the Rev. F.N. Shields officiating. Interment was in the cemetery nearby. Mrs. Malone was born in Wayne county February 2, 1877. She was a sister to Mrs. Walter Weaver of this city, who was called to her bedside at the hospital.
[Died October 24, 1949 Jefferson Co., Il. Submitted by Peg Jones]

James Malone
James Malone died at his home in Round Prairie Monday, Sept 21, 1903. He was born July 17, 1832, and was 71 years, 2 months and 4 days old at the time of his death. He was married to Elizabeth Withrow March 17, 1859. Sixteen children were born to this union, of whom ten still survive, with their mother, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and a loving father. He was a good neighbor and held in high esteem by all who knew him. The funeral occurred Tuesday and was largely attended. Interment in Bailey cemetery.
[Wayne County Press, Oct 1, 1903 - Unknown Contributor]

Clayton Manahan
Formerly On County Board
Clayton Manahan, 91, of Geff and formerly of Johnsonville, died at 9:56 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 1995, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Mr. Manahan was a retired farmer and former Orchard Township supervisor. He was a former Wayne County board member and was a census taker in 1940 and 1950 in Orchard Township. Rites Conducted Funeral rites were conducted Monday afternoon (today) from the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, with burial in Bailey Cemetery at Wayne City. Visitation was held at the Hosselton Funeral Home Sunday evening. He was born Oct. 8, 1903, at Johnsonville, the son of James M. and Ida Harlan Manahan. On Jan. 9, 1929, in Fairfield, he was married to Inez E. Barnard. She passed away Feb.8, 1985. Also preceding him in death were his parents, five brothers and one sister. He was a member of the Bailey Methodist Church and a member if the Modern Woodmen of America at Wayne City.
The Survivors
(Part missing) Sheridan (Frieda) Frizell, one son. Elmo Manahan, one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Dessie) Lowe, five grandchildren; and four ….
[Submitted by Peg Jones]

Mary Martin
DIED. - Thursday, Feb. 25th, Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Martin, of Fairfield. Little Mollie was two years, seven months and one day old ...
[Wayne County Press, March 4, 1875]

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Anna M. Mason
b. 28 Aug 1893 in Wayne Co, IL
d. 7 July 1983 in Fairfield, Wayne Co, IL
Services conducted from Johnson Chapel
Saturday, 9 July 1983 at 1:30 p.m.
minister: Rev. Melvin Farmer
concluding services: Richland Cemetery
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

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Chloe M. Mason
b. 24 Sept 1912 in Wayne Co, IL
d. 17 June 1991 at Mt. Carmel, IL
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Thursday, 20 June 1991 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev Ron Mills
concluding services: Richland Cemetery
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

Mahalia Massey
MAHALIA MASSEY died in Fairfield at the residence of her son, H. B. Massey, Nov. 9th, 1875, aged 73 years, 7 months and 4 days.  She was a native of South Carolina but lived in George for many years before removing to Wayne County, (about six years since)…….Of eight children only one son, Mr. H. B. Massey, survives her. [Wayne County Press, November 18, 1875]

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Sammie Matthews
b.26 July 1911 in Wayne Co, IL
d. 18 October 1985 in Marion Co, IL
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Sunday, 20 Oct. 1985 at 2 p.m.
minister: Bro. H.H. Mayberry
concluding services: Thomason Cemetery, Wayne City, Wayne Co, IL
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

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Granville Mattox
b. 21 June 1905 in Wayne Co, IL
d.29 Aug 1987 in Fairfield, IL
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Wednesday, 2 Sept 1987 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev Glen Means
concluding services: Victory Cemetery
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

George W. Mayes
On Saturday the 24th inst. Mr. George W. Mayes, son of James Mayes, living in Long Prairie, north east of Fairfield. . . . . was struck on the top of the head by a falling limb. . . . . Mr. Mayes was an active member. . . . . of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was about 27 years of age and leaves a wife and one child. [The Fairfield Gazette, April 29, 1858]

It is with much pain that we notice the death of Mr. Maxey one of the gallant 48th boys, who were so lately in our midst. . . . . The mother of the deceased, is a widow living in, or near Johnsonville, this Co.  She has sent SEVEN sons to the army, only two of whom are now living. [War Democrat, March 24, 1864]

Thomas McAnnully
Died of consumption at his residence in Fairfield, on Tuesday morning, May 10th, 1870.  Thomas McAnnully, aged 36.  He was born in Trumbull County, O,, and came to Illinois at the age of ten.  He served faithfully during the late war.  He has been a member of C. P. Church for the past eight years.  He was buried by the Odd Fellows, of which society he was an exemplory (sic) member. [Wayne County Press, May 12, 1870]

Philander McCall
SUICIDE. -We have been informed by persons from St. Louis, that Mr. Philander McCall, of this town, who has been clerking in a hat store in the former place, for some two or three weeks, committed suicide in that city on Friday 16th inst., by taking poison. [WAR DEMOCRAT, September 22, 1864]
FUNERAL - The remains of Mr. Philander McCall reached this town on last Saturday and were conveyed to their last resting place by the members of the Masonic Order. [WAR DEMOCRAT, September 29, 1864]

Ephraim McClung
DIED. On Wednesday, December 5th, 1866], at his residence in this place, Mr. Ephraim McClung, aged 40 years, 8 months and 2 days. [WAYNE COUNTY PRESS, December 13, 1866]

William McClure
DIED. At the residence of her brother, Mr. Wm. McClure in Fairfield, on Friday, Dec. 13th, 1867], Miss Caroline C. McClure, aged thirty. [WAYNE COUNTY PRESS, December 19, 1867]

John McCorby
DIED, at Johnsonville, on the 17th inst., John McCorby, late a member of the 113th regiment, Ills.  Vol. [Wayne County Press, April 21, 1870]

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Charles McCoy
b. 12 Jan 1906 in Wayne Co, IL
d. 6 Aug 1984 in Olney, IL
services conducted from: First United Methodist Church on Thur, 9 Aug 1984 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev. B. R. Cummins
concluding services: Maple Hill Cemetery
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

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Everett McCulley
b.13 April 1940 in Wayne County, IL
d. 5 June 1982 in Fairfield, Wayne County, IL
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, 8 June 1982 at 2 p.m.
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

Margaret McCreary
Margaret McCreary, aged 56 years and five months, died on the 11th.  She left a husband and six children.  She was born in _____ County, South Carolina. [The Fairfield Independent Press, August 22, 1855]

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Gene McCulley
b. 23 October 1928 in Wayne Co, IL
d. 22 Sept 1985 in Evansville, IND
services conducted from : Johnson Chapel on Wednesday, 25 Sept 1985 at 2 p.m.
ministers: Rev. Gary Gelsinger Rev David Vera
concluding services: Bovee Cemetery
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

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Wash McCulley
b.1 March 1896 in Stoddard Co, MO
d. 22 Jan 1981 in Fairfield, Wayne Co, IL
Services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Saturday, 24 Jan. 1981 at 3 p.m.
minister: Rev. Geraldine Galloway
concluding services: Bovee Cemetery.
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

Noel D. McCullough
Services for Noel Duane McCullough, child of Joe and Sarah McCullough, born August 20th, 1944, and passed away June 22 , 1945, were held Tuesday July 24, at 2:00 o’clock at the Nale Funeral home. The Rev. Wilson Hetzle officiated. The body was interned at the Maple Hill cemetery.

[June 1945 -- Submitted by Peg Jones]

McDaniel (child)
DIED, Sept. 13th, 1874, son of Luther and Eliza McDaniel, aged 11 days. [Wayne County Press, September 24, 1874]

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Wilma Jean McKean
b. 17 Aug 1928 at Jefferson Co, IL
d. 24 Oct 1982 in Fairfield, Wayne Co, IL
Services held at: Nale's Funeral Home on Wednesday, 27 Oct 1982 at 2 p.m.
officiating: Rev. Gary Gelsinger -- Rev. Chuck Mayberry
Concluding Services: Richland Cemetery
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

Clara McMackin
Mrs. Thomas C. McMackin well known and highly esteemed resident of this city died at her home on Main street last Thursday morning. Mrs. McMackin has not been in good health for some time but has been able to be up about her home until a short time ago when a complication of diseases arose which caused her death, The deceased was confined to her bed only a few days, from the 18th of March until the 23rd, but suffered intensely until a short time before her death when God in his infinite mercy permitted her pains to cease and she softly closed her eyes and slept. So gently was her passing that the ones who watched hardly knew when she was gone. Mrs. McMackin was a kind and noble woman, none ever entered her home without a warm welcome nor left without feeling the warmth of genuine hospitality. Disease did not destroy the charm of a kind indulgent disposition, nor old age diminish her unselfish solicitude for her friends and loved ones. She will be sadly missed by neighbors and friends, son and daughter, but none will miss her as will the lonely, solitary man who has been her constant companion throughout their many wedded years and who is left to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday at 2:30 p. m., by Dr. J. W. Flint, pastor of the First M. E. church and the body laid to rest in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
Clara A. McCollum was born in Wayne County, Illinois, March 15, 1851. Died in Fairfield, Illinois, March 23, 1916, aged 65 years and eight days. She began a Christian life early and grew to be the mature Christian known by her neighbors. She joined the Methodist Episcopal church with the old Woodland Class under the ministry of Rev. R. H. Massey. In January 1876 she was received by certificate into the Fairfield church by Rev. J. A. Baird, and has been a faithful member ever since. As long as health permitted she was active and efficient in all lines of Christian endeavor. When by reason of failing strength she was compelled to retire from more active scenes, she still retained a lively interest in all that concerned the church she loved and served so well. In the last conversation she had with her pastor she inquired most thoughtfully about all things of interest to this cause, expressing deep regret that she was no longer able to go about and help. In her passing the church loses a choice spirit, a valuable and devoted helper. Her illness was long continued and for some days her sufferings were intense, but were all borne without a murmur. She was leaning on the one who once suffered all things for her. A short time before the spirit left the body, God in mercy caused the pain to cease and she quietly and peacefully passed away. Her domestic life was ideal. It began when on Dec. 22, 1872 she was married to Thos. C. McMackin, of Fairfield, Ill. Three children came to bless the home. One daughter, Rosie, died in early childhood. One daughter, Mrs. Wm. Dugdale, of Grays Lake, Ill., one son, Fred C, of Sioux City, Iowa, the bereaved husband, four sisters, one brother, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and two grand children are joined together in common grief, but weep in hope. When dark clouds hang low, a Christian's faith becomes an unspeakable comfort. When our loved ones die in the Lord, the memory of a pure Christian life remains as a priceless legacy. Such an experience is here today.
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend to our friends our sincere thanks for their kind
assistance and many acts of kindness and words of sympathy, during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother.
[Wayne County Record, Thursday, Mar 30, 1916 - Submitted by Dick Osha]

Elizabeth S. McLean
Died.-On Saturday, Jan 29th, 1870, of inflammation of the brain, after a severe illness of eleven days, Elizabeth S. McLean, aged 15 years, 8 months, and 18 days, eldest daughter of Joseph and Rebecca McLean, of Brush Creek Township. [Wayne County Press, February 10, 1870]

Thomas C. McMackin
Aged Fairfield Resident Had Been in Failing Health for Some Time Funeral Sunday Afternoon.
Fairfield lost one of its most respected citizens shortly before midnight Tuesday when Thomas C. McMackin passed away at his home on West Delaware street here. Mr. McMackin, one of the oldest residents of the county, was aged ninety-one years. Mr. McMackin had been in failing health for a long time suffering with ailments incident to his advanced age. His condition had become much weaker the past few weeks and he had been spending most of his time in bed. Mr. McMackin for many years was one of Wayne County's best known funeral directors and embalmers. He was well known as cabinetmaker, and had served Wayne County as its coroner many years ago. Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the First Methodist church by Rev. Cameron Harmon and Rev. Ira C. Boyts. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery. The body will remain at the Haefele-Dixon funeral home until the funeral hour. Mr. McMackin is survived by his widow and one son, Fred. Mr. McMackin was born in Jasper Township, May 8th, 1849 and would have been ninety-two next May.
[Wayne County Press, Thursday, Feb 22, 1940 - Submitted by Dick Osha]

Viola O. McMackin
Well-known Fairfield Woman Widow of the Late Tom McMackin, Laid to Rest Here Friday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Brock-McMackin, widow of the late T. C. McMackin, were held Friday afternoon at the Haefele-Dixon funeral home by Rev. Robert L. Livingston. Burial was in the Maple Hill cemetery. Mrs. McMackin passed away Tuesday, April 28th, at the Olney sanitarium, where she had been receiving treatment for some time. She was eighty-seven years old. Mrs. McMackin was born in Wayne County on October 16th, 1854, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob C. Brock. On December 15th, 1876 she was united in marriage to William H. Cisne. To this union one son, Fred Leo Cisne, was born. He passed away in May 1937. The father passed away in 1915.
[Wayne County Press, Thursday, May 7, 1942, p1, c4 -- Submitted by Dick Osha]

Willie McNeely
DIED. Last week, little Willie, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William McNeely. This is the third child our bereaved friends have lost by diptheria within a very short time. Willie was a handsome child of about four years of age. [WAR DEMOCRAT, December 1, 1864]

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Arthur Clifton McNew
b.7 July 1905 in Griffin, Indiana
d. 5 Nov 1980 in Fairfield, Wayne Co, IL
services held at: RLDS Church on Friday, 7 Nov 1980 at 2 p.m.
officiating: Elder Dale Warren --Elder Russell Blackford --Elder Eber Slover
Concluding Services: Maple Hill Cemetery
[Submitted by Marlene Olson]

Jos. D. Meadows
DIED. - In Bush Creek, July 21st, Jos. D. Meadows, aged 77 years… [Wayne County Press, August 5, 1875]

Cordia Means
Mrs. Cordia Means passed away Sept 6th at her home in Fairfield. Funeral services were held at the Haefele-Dixon Funeral Home 2:00 o’clock Friday. Cordia A. NEAVILL was born in Kinmundy, Illinois Aug 7, 1870. She married to J. M. Sager in Princeton, Indiana in 1885. To this union were born five children, Arlo, Lillie, Perry, Wreath and Bonnie preceded her in death. On May 10, 1919, she was united in marriage at Belleville, Il. to James Means who passed away September 14th 1938. She united with the Presbyterian Church at Richland in 1884. She has been in poor health for several years but always looked on the bright side of life. She is survived by one son Perry Sager, one daughter Lillie Ashbrook, four brothers, Emry, of McLeansboro, George of Mt. Vernon, Grover, of Boyleston, and Charles of Johnson City, two sisters, Cora Brown, of Keens, and Myrtle Tunnel, Sims, nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

[Aug 14, 1934 - Donated by Timothy L. Means]

Esther Means
Mrs. Esther Means, 66, the wife of Rev. Glenn Means, of Fairfield, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after suffering a stroke. Mrs. Means, a resident of the Fairfield area most of her life, had been suffering from a heart ailment. But suffered the stroke Friday night and was admitted to the hospital Saturday. Her husband served as the city parking meter man in Fairfield for many years.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sims Christian Church with Rev. Gene Bennett and Rev. Charles Marshel officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield. Friends may call at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City after 4 p.m. Thursday (Tonight)
Mrs. Means was born in Omaha, Il. Apr 1, 1912, the daughter of Simpson and Clemmie (TREUSDALE) Armstrong. On Aug 15, 1931, she was married to Glenn Means. Years ago, she worked at the Sexton’s Manufacturing plant. But for years now she had been a housewife. After her husband retired as the parking meter man, he accepted the pastorate of the Bethsaida Congregational Christian Church in Griffin, Ind. They lived there for the last couple years but they still kept their home in Fairfield. She belonged to the Sims Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Glenn; two sons, William Glenn Means, of Cairo; Charles of Evansville, Ind.; one daughter, Charlene Steadman, of Norman, Okla.; one brother, Kenneth Armstrong, of Flora; one sister, Sarah Frances Suddarth, of Fairfield; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
[Donated by Timothy L. Means]

Glen Means
Rev. Glen Means, 76 of New Harmony, IN, long time parking meter man of Fairfield, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Oct 11, 1988 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. Rev. Means pastured at several area Congregational Christian Churches, currently at a church in Griffin, IN.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday (Today) at the Fairfield Associational Conference Building with Rev. Charles Marshall officiating. Burial followed in Maple Hill Cemetery. The Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield was in charge of the arrangements. Rev. Means was born Apr 3, 1912 in Sims, the son of Charles W. and Bertha (MILLER) Means. He married the former Esther Armstrong and she preceded him in death. He was formerly employed as a meter man for the Fairfield Police Department.
Among survivors are one son, Charles of Evansville, IN; one daughter, Charlene of Norman, OK; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife.
[Donated by Timothy L. Means]

James Means
The following is a biographical sketch of James Means who passed away at his home in southwest Fairfield Wednesday, September 14th. Funeral services were conducted at two o’clock Friday afternoon, September 16th, at the Means residence by Rev. J. M. Clayton. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery. James Means was born in West Virginia, Mar 24th 1875 and departed this life at his home in Fairfield, Sept 14, 1938, aged sixty-three years, six months and eight days. He served his country in the Spanish American war two years as a private of Company C, Ninth regiment of Illinois Infantry. He united with the M. E. Church at Keens in 1918. He was united in marriage to Corda Sager at Belleville, Il. May 10, 1919. He leaves to mourn their loss a devoted companion, two brothers, Will and Hugh Means, of Wayne City; two step children, Perry Sager and Lillie Ashbrook, of Fairfield.
[Donated by Timothy L. Means]

Winnie Means
Mrs. Winnie Means, 79, of Wayne City, Formerly of Fairfield, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Mar 15, 1983, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She is the grandmother of Rick Mitchell, of Wayne City, and the sister-in-law of Rev. Glenn Means, of Fairfield.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at Richardson Funeral Home, of Wayne City, with Rev. Glenn Means officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery at Fairfield. Mrs. Means was born in Missouri Jan 29, 1904 the daughter of Malta and Ella (MOORE) Redman. She was married to Clyde Means, who preceded her in death July 9, 1967. The Means family lived in the Fairfield area. Mrs. Means moved to Wayne City following her husband’s death. Mrs. Means was a housewife and homemaker during her marriage. She was a member of the Sims Congregational Christian Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Mitchell, of Percy; two grandchildren, Rick Mitchell of Wayne City; and Mrs. Gary (Virginia) Hunt, of Percy; one sister Mrs. Minnie Wood, of Flora; and six great-grandchildren.
[Donated by Timothy L. Means]

Meritt [child]
A son of Mr. Isaac Meritt died last week. He was about sixteen years old and had been sadly afflicted for several years past. February 4, 1875]

James Merritt
On April 23, 1875, 4 ½ miles east of Liberty James Merritt was shot and killed.  (A lengthy article) [Wayne County Press, April 29, 1875]

Charles Miller
Charles Miller, 87, Geff, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007 at 4:11 p.m. at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Miller was a retired farmer. Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bestow Cemetery in Geff. Visitation is Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.
Charles was born in Wayne County on May 30, 1920 to Archie and Maggie Molt Miller.
Survivors include step-daughters, Jane Moore, Fairfield and Beverly Grimes of Ashton; seven grandchildren; nine great¬grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
[Wayne County Press, Dec 31, 2007 - Donated by Mike Clemmons, clemmonsfamily.com]

Earnest J. Miller
Earnest J. Miller was born May 7, 1875, in Jeffersonville, Illinois. The early part of his life was spent in that locality where he received his schooling. Later he moved to Fairfield where he was united in marriage with Miss Effie Powless in November of 1898. To this union six children were born—two together with Mrs. Miller have preceded their father in death. The living children are: Raymond Miller of Collinsville, Louis Miller, Mrs. Faye Worthington (1) and Helen Miller, all of East St. Louis.
On December 2, 1915, he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Martha Taylor. They then moved to Madison, Illinois, where they have since resided. About six years ago he made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and has since gave his best in the service of His Lord.
He leaves to mourn in his departure his loving wife, Mrs. Martha Miller, two stepsons, Edward and Alvin Taylor, the living children named above, one brother Charles Miller and a sister, Mrs. Elma Collgan, together with many other relations and friends. He passed from this life at the age of sixty-two years and eleven days.
(1) correct spelling —WORTHEN
(Believed to be from newspaper in East St. Louis, Illinois - submitted by Don Worthen)

Ernest Miller, a former blacksmith of this city several years ago, died Saturday at Madison, Illinois and was brought here Monday for burial. Funeral services were held from the C. P. Church Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery.
(Fairfield, Illinois unknown date/newspaper - submitted by Don Worthen)

GRANITE CITY—Funeral services for ERNEST MILLER, 62, who died at his residence, 1136 Logan street, Friday night after a week’s illness will be held in the North Venice Baptist Church at 2 p.m., today. The body will be sent to Fairfield for burial Monday. Surviving are his wife, Martha, two daughters, Mrs. Leona Wurlingston (1)of Collinsville and Miss Helen Miller of East St. Louis, and two sons, Raymond and Louis Miller, both of Collinsville. He also leaves a brother and a sister.
[Granite City , Illinois newspaper no proof of date or name of paper - Donated by Don Worthen]

Emily E. Miller
Mrs. J. L. Miller, of East St. Louis died in that city on last Thursday evening, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nick Colgan. The body was brought to this city on the noon train on Sunday and was taken to the Ellen Moore M.E. Church, where funeral services were held at 1:30 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, Rev. L. C. Stauffer, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. The interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Miller is well remembered here, where she resided at one time with her family. Later the family moved to Keenes, where Mr. Miller died in 1916, after which Mrs. Miller made her home with her children in East St. Louis.
A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral service, those from outside the county being: Mr. And Mrs. N. J. Colgan, Estelle Jackel, Mrs. Celia Haggert, Charles Harrison, Horace Harrison, Luelle Harrison, Oral Colaflower, Mr. And Mrs. Lewis Miller and baby, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Miller, Helen Miller and Cloyd Headley, all of East St. Louis; Raymond Miller, of Collinsville, Mr. And Mrs. E. J. Miller of Madison; Mr. And Mrs. Charles West, Frank Hudson and Mr. And Mrs. Wm. McQuire and son and wife, of Golden Gate; Miss Fay Miller, of Bone Gap; J. A. Miller and family, John Miller and family and Mr. And Mrs. Chelsey Brewer, of Carmi.

MILLER—entered into rest Thursday, Feb.24, 1927, Emily Elizabeth Miller, aged 73 years, beloved mother of E. J. and C. W. Miller, Mrs. Alma L. Colgan and dear grandmother of Raymond, Louis, Helen and Leona Miller, Robert and Myrtle, and Louise Colgan. Funeral from the Burke funeral home, 3300State St., Sunday Feb.27, at 6:30 a.m., to Fairfield, Illinois. (Maple Hill Cemetery)
(Believed to be from newspaper in East St. Louis, Illinois - Donated by Don Worthen)

J.L. Miller
Friends in this city were startled on Saturday to learn of the death of J.L. Miller of Keenes. Mr. Miller had lived in this city for a number of years and had resided at Jeffersonville previous to coming here. He was a man highly regarded by all who knew him. He was prominent in Masonic circles and had held the position of Master of the Masonic Lodge in this city. He has lived at Keenes for a few years and had built up a good business as a blacksmith and general all round workman.
Mr. Miller was sick but a few days and was not supposed to be dangerous until just previous to his death. He has visited with his daughter in East St. Louis, the week before he was taken sick, and returned home just a week previous to the date of his burial. He was taken sick with pneumonia on Tuesday and this in connection with a weak heart caused his death at age of 64 years. The body was brought to this city for interment on Sunday and was buried with Masonic honors by the members of the lodge of which he was a member. (Maple Hill Cemetery)
Mr. Miller leaves a wife, one daughter and two sons. The wife and sons live at Keenes and the daughter at East St. Louis.
(unknown Fairfield, Illinois newspaper - Donated by Don Worthen)

Samuel Miller
Died last Sunday, Samuel Miller an old and respected citizen
[Wayne Co. Press Aug 31, 1882 - Donated by Don Worthen]

On last Sunday morning at 6 o'clock Samuel Miller departed this life. Mr. Miller was born in Pennsylvania, in the year 1820, and had been a member of the Christian Church for a number of years.
[Wayne Co. Record, Aug 31, 1882 - Donated by Don Worthen]

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Thomas H. Miller
b. 8 July 1943 in Wayne Co, IL
d. 26 Jan 1989 in Marshall Co, IL
service conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Monday, 30 January 1989 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev. Troy Shook
concluding services: Veterans Cemetery
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

William Miller
Died of dropsy May 16, 1874, William Miller aged 82 years, 4 months and 8 days.  Was born near Harrisburg, Pensylvania (sic), A. D. 1792. Has been a citizen of Clay and Wayne counties twenty-eight years.  He lived in Wayne County nine years and died near Rinard.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812.  He and his wife have enjoyed 54 years together.  He was perfectly sensible until death. . . He was perfectly sensible until death... . He leaves an aged widow, six children, and many friends who mourn his loss.  Five of the children in Illinois and one in California. . Burial services at 4 o'clock on Sunday evening May 17, 1874 at Pettijohn graveyard...    [Wayne County Press, May 28, 1874]

W. Leslie Montgomery
W. Leslie “Mutt” Montgomery
W. ?Leslie Montgomery, commonly called “Mutt”, by his more intimate friends, passed away at the Marion Veterans Facility Tuesday at 5:12 p.m. He had been taken there Monday suffering from hemorrhages of the stomach. Hospital attendants pronounced his case serious when he arrived there, and notified the ambulance man to notify his relatives. He had not been in good health for several years, and had spent several weeks at the Facility for ulcers of the stomach and a kidney ailment. He seemed to improved and was home and active during our 11th annual fair. The remains were returned to Fairfield and final rites will be conducted Friday afternoon from the Nale Funeral Home, where the body will remain in state until the hour of the funeral. Elder Warren D. Crippen of Cisne will have charge, with interment in Maple Hill Mr. Montgomery was born in Cisne 52 years ago, son of Jerome and Lou Montgomery. He was married to Miss Bess Perrine of Fairfield and four children blessed the union, namely; Mary Lynn of Oklahoma City, Okla., David and Winston at home, and Warren, in the service in Hawaii. The wife and children survive. The daughter arrived from Oklahoma Wednesday morning. Mr. Montgomery was a veteran of World War I and had been active for years with the American Legion. He was recently named director of Veterans Administration in Wayne County and had been active in this line of work in recent weeks. He was one of the organizers of the Wayne County Fair Association, and one of its best boosters, and loyal workers. He had served as custodian at the Fairfield Elks Lodge for many years, quitting that post for what he thought were more important duties this past summer. Thus another familiar face around town is gone, and a dependable trooper wends his way along that pathway whence no traveler returns. Farewell, “Mutt”. As a new comer to Fairfield, we shall miss you and your pleasant, courteous ways.
[Wayne County Press - Submitted by Peg Jones]

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Lillian Moody
b. 19 May 1896 in Fairfield, Wayne Co, IL
d. 2 Aug 1973 in Flora, IL
Services conducted from: Dixon & Johnson Chapel on Saturday, 4 Aug 1973 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev Larry Cook
Concluding services: Richland Cemetery.
Services Conducted by: Dixon & Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

John Moore
On Wednesday, Dec. 8th, Mr. John Moore died at his residence near Jeffersonville aged 63 years, 1 month and 6 days. Mr. Moore has lived in our county for the past 16 years-moving here from Columbiana County, O. For many years he has been an active member of the M. E. Church……. [excerpt from Wayne County Press, December 16, 1869]

Patricia Diane Moore
(daughter of Harold & Doris (Heidinger) Moore)
Patricia Diane Moore, 30 yrs, of Fairfield died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, 24 July 1985 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital where she had been receiving treatment. Diane had not been well the past three years. She suffered from acute, intermittent porphyria, a disease of the blood. The remains were moved to the Johnson Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon with burial in Cumberland Chapel cemetery, north of Fairfield with Rev. Wayne Harris officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (today). Ms. Moore was born in Fairfield 15 March 1955, the daughter of Harold Moore and Doris Heidinger, deceased. She made her home with her father in Jasper Township north of Fairfield. She is survived by her son, Matthew Luke Simpson; a brother, Tim Moore; of Fairfield; and her father and Marty Simpson.
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

Ida Morgan
Mrs. Ida Morgan, 84, of 705 S. 18th St., died at 9:25 a.m. Monday (Aug. 5, 1974) at Hickory Grove Manor. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Meyers Chapel, with the Dr. Clyde Funkhouser and Rev. Russell Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel after 6 p.m. today. Mrs. Morgan was born in Wayne County on September 11, 1899, the daughter of John and Martha (Ellis) Close. She married to Albert L. Morgan, who died on September 4, 1943. Mrs. Morgan was apast Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and a past Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine. She was the first president of the Parent Teacher Association at Horace Mann School, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Euil W. Morgan, of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Juliet Fugate and Mrs. Geraldine Mayfield, both of Bloomington; a sister, Mrs. Rose Herbert of Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
[unknown newspaper, donated by Sharon Pilkington]

Melvin Morris
Melvin Karl Morris, 66, of Thorndale, Texas died Dec. 9, 2007. Services were held Dec. 12 at the First Baptist Church of Thorndale, Texas. He was raised in the Johnsonville/Cisne area and went to high school at Cisne High. He worked for a while at RB & W in Rock Falls. Melvin met and married his wife, Darlene, while serving in the Army. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum in Texas. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Kevin C. (La Verne) Morris of Road Island, Ronald A. Morris, Texas, Donald E. (Sherrie) Morris of Georgia, and Larry J. Morris of Texas; three grandchildren; one brother, Ralph M. (Betty) Morris of Cisne; and two sisters, Shirley F. Wicham of Granite City and Vera (Gerry) Johnston of Maxville. Fla.  
[Wayne County Press, Dec 31, 2007, Donated by Mike Clemmons, clemmonsfamily.com]

Nathan Morris
Young Nathan Morris, who died last week, is the last victim of the small pox in Arrington Prairie. [Wayne County Press, August 19, 1875]

David A. Moss
David A. Moss, a prominent citizen of Brush Creek, died on Wednesday of last week.  He was about 50 years of age. [Wayne County Press, September 23, 1875]

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Stanton S. Mourey
b. 16 Nov 1919 at St. Clair County, IL
d. 14 April 1988
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Sunday, 17 April 1988 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev George Musgrave
concluding services: Veterans Cemetery Maple Hill Cemetery
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

John D. Muley
DIED. - On Tuesday morning August 21, John D. Muley aged 53 years. [WAYNE COUNTY PRESS, August 23, 1866]

(Infant) Murphy
DIED.  In this place, on the 19th inst., ____ infant son of W. M. and D. A. Murphy. [War Democrat, April 28, 1864]

Erma Murphy
Erma Murphy, 67 yr, a life-long resident of Wayne County, the wife of Floyd Murphy of Fairfield died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Way-Fair Restorium. Mrs. Murphy was an employee many years of Fairfield Memorial Hospitals maternity ward. In January, it was discovered that she was suffering from a malignancy. She underwent surgery and her health has steadily declined since then. She was a patient in Memorial Hospital, but then was transferred into the nursing home.
Her body has been taken to the Johnson Funeral Home where arrangements were incomplete at press hour. However, her family said services may be held Saturday. She was born around Mt. Erie in Wayne County on Sept. 29, 1913, the daughter of Jim and Edna (Brock) Stennett. She was married to Floyd Murphy 1 April 1931, Mr Murphy worked as a custodian and bus driver in the Fairfield Grade School system. Mrs. Murphy and her family lived in the Cisne and Geff areas prior to moving to Fairfield in 1953. She worked at Obrecht's Department Store in Cisne years ago. She had worked about 28 years in the hospital's maternity ward before her health forced her to quit. Mrs. Murphy was a member of the First Christian Church in Fairfield.
Surviving are her husband, Floyd of Fairfield; one son, Leon, of Fairfield; four daughters, Mrs. Roland (Bernadine) Dillman, of rural Fairfield; Mrs. Sam(Pauline) Read, of New Concord, O; Mrs. Vernon (Reba) Elliott, of Marshal, Mich; and Mrs. Bill (Vera) Forth of Fairfield; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Orville Stennett, of Geff; Russell and Joy Stennett, both of northern Indiana; and one sister, Wanda Session, of northern Indiana.
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

Jimmy Murphy
[missing... ]of Mrs. and Mr. Minor Murphy of this town, Little Jimmy is gone. He was a very bright and intelligent child of about four years of age." [WAR DEMOCRAT, August? 1864]

Allen E. Musgrave
Allen E. Musgrave passed away December 16, 2007 at the home of Coil and Phyllis Musgrave, Coal City. Allen was born October 1, 1920 in Burnt Prairie to Gilbert A and Ruth E. (Smith) Musgrave. He married Lorene Putney in 1957. The couple resided on their farm near Burnt Prairie. Allen was educated at the Olive Branch School in Barnhill Township and served our nation during World War II.
Allen is survived by one step-daughter Joyce (JD) Hutchcraft of Carmi; step-grandchildren, Shari Woodrow, Patty (Richard) Clark, Dennis (Teresa) Woodrow, Barb Nelson all of Springerton, Lorrie Hutchcraft of Florida, three brothers: Wilburn L. Musgrave of Forest Park, L. Ray (Polly) Musgrave of Tuscumbia, AL, Coil (Phyllis) Musgrave of Coal City, one sister: E. Jane (D.L.) Sharpe of Albany, Georgia, one sister-in-law Vera Musgrave, 14 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Allen was preceded in death by his wife Lorene, his parents, Gil and Ruth Musgrave, one sister Dorothy Mae Mowry, two brothers, Dellos G. and Carol S. Musgrave, one stepdaughter and stepson-in¬law: Carol and Bill Woodrow and one stepgrandson: Jessie Hutchcraft.
Services will be held at the Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield. The wake will be December 20 from 6 - 8 p.m., and funeral services on Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. with interment at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield immediately following the service.
Pall bearers: Gary Musgrave, Richard Musgrave, Donnie Busch, Michael Bone, Vince Miner, Jim Bouchard.
Alternates: David Musgrave, Dennis Woodrow, Richard Clark, Gary Rotell and Larry Musgrave
[Wayne County Press, Dec 17, 2007, Donated by Mike Clemmons, clemmonsfamily.com]

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Dellos W. Musgrave
b. 19 Aug 1912 in White County, IL
d. 7 Aug 1983 in Evansville, IND.
Services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Tues, 9 Aug 1983 at 10:00 a.m.
ministers: Rev. Melvin Farmer -- Rev. Wilford Musgrave
Concluding Services: Maple Hill Cemetery
Services Conducted by : Johnson Funeral Home

[Donated by Marlene Olson]

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Iris L. Musgrave
b. 23 May 1920 in Wayne County, IL
d. 30 Mar 1981 in Evansville, Indiana
services conducted from Johnson Chapel on Thursday, 2 April 1981 at 2 p.m.
minister: Rev. Melvin Farmer
concluding service: Maple Hill Cemetery
Services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

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Maurice (Tiny) Musgrave
b.24 Oct 1926 in Boyleston, IL
d. 24 Dec 1968 in Worland, Wyoming
Services Conducted from: Dixon & Johnson Chapel Sunday, 29 Dec 1968 at 1:30 p.m.
minister: Lawrence Schott
concluding service: Richland Cemetery
services conducted by: Dixon & Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

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Merrill Musgrave
b.2 May 1901 in Fairfield, Wayne Co, IL
d. 28 Nov 1969 in Fairfield, Wayne Co, IL
services conducted from: Dixon & Johnson Chapel on Sunday, 30 Nov 1969 at 1:30 p.m.
minister: Melvin Farmer
concluding service: Stewart Cemetery
services conducted by: Dixon & Johnson Funeral Home
[Donated by Marlene Olson]


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