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MUNCIE, IN-- SUSIE M. BANKS MADISON, 81, went home to be with the Lord June 2, 2006, in Ball Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Susie was born in Tamms, Illinois. She was raised in Sandusky, Illinois, the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Banks on February 24, 1925.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Clyde Madison, Sr. of Muncie; two sons, Clyde, Jr. (Bonnie) of Mounds, Illinois and Dwight of South Bend, Indiana; four daughters, Rose Hill of Indianapolis, Indiana, Clydetta (Darrell) Barnes Ingram, Lawana Barnes of Muncie, Indiana and Robin (Robert) Fuller of Anderson, Indiana; three sisters, Mary Lou Banks Williams, Melba Warren, both of Muncie, Indiana and Gladys English of Lima, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; adopted daughter, Zietta McCallister; and a host of nieces, nephews and a loving church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and two sisters.
Home going celebration will be 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at True Vine Holiness Tabernacle Church 1205 East Willard Street, Muncie with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at the church.
Carmichael Funeral Service is handling arrangements.  --Star Press, The (Muncie, IN) - June 6, 2006 


Cairo, IL.--JOHN MAJOR DEAD--Our city was shocked last Saturday morning by the announcement that Mr. John Major had died suddenly about eleven o'clock p.m. Friday night, May 18, of heart disease.  He had been as well as usual the day before and very few people knew that he had any disease of the heart.  He spent the evening at home with his family as usual, retiring about ten o'clock.  Being called up to minister to another member of the family he lay down again and almost immediately gasped, grasped the bedclothes and rolled off upon the floor.  His wife frghtened, asked him "what is the matter."  He answered, "Darling I will speak to you again". But he never spoke again, death claimed him as his own.  He was buried Sunday by the Odd Fellows, Rev. J. W. Phillips officiating.  He leaves a widow and one daughter.
     Mr. Major was of French descent.  He was born upon the high seas while his parents were emigrating from France to Montreal.  He lived in Canada until he had attained his full manhood and married there.  He came to Cairo in 1857, and has lived here since that time.  He had two children by his first wife, both of whom died at a tender age.  His first wife also died about twenty years ago.  Mr. Major was taught the tenets of the Catholic church in his childhood, and always entertained a reverence for the authority of that church, though he joined the Odd Fellows some sixteen years ago.  A few years ago he organized the Major Wagon Co., and has carried on the business of wagon making for some years.  In business matters he has never been very successful.  He was a man of good habits and excellent principles.  He was a good citizen, a very tender husband and affectionate father.  He was probably about 55 years of age.  In celebrating his birth-day recently he said: "this may be my last birth-day dinner."  His wife said: "why, where will you be?"  He replied, "I may be under the sod."
--From The Cairo Citizen, Thursday, May 24, 1888, contributed by Anna Shelton.

St. Louis, MO--ANGELA DAVIS MALLES (nee Bass) recently passed away in her sleep.  Her beautiful striking blue eyes have closed but not in our memories.  To know Angie was to love her.  Angie was a wonderful wife, mother, and daughter who lived life and cherished every moment that God gave her.  Born on May 21, 1921 in Elco, IL, Angie knew that there could be more for her and moved to California to pursue a singing and acting career.  Upon her return to St. Louis, she met her future husband, G. Conrad Malles.  Their journey in life gave them a son, Stewart.  Angie was involved in real estate sales and a well known philanthropist supporting the arts and many charities in the St. Louis area.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad; mother Betty (Bass) Levy; stepfather, Harold Levy; and son, Stewart.  Angie is survived by her cousins, Michael and Phillip Bass, and her special friends, Georgie Bass, Marlene Bowles, Jan Harrison, Carol Lewis, Neysia Roth, Phyllis St. Clair and Max Thiel, who all cheished their time with her.  We love and miss you, Angie but know you are now with your loved ones.

Cairo, IL.--FUNERAL OF NAGIB MALLOUF HELD THIS MORNING--The funeral of Nagib Mallouf, the young Syrian who was murdered by three negroes, who entered his store and fatally shot him last Tuesday night, was held this morning at St. Patrick's church, conducted by Rev. James Gillen, pastor of St. Joseph's church, who officiated in the absence of Father James Downey, who is out of the city. The funeral was largely attended by the many friends of the deceased and the floral offerings were abundant.  The remains were taken to Beech Grove cemetery in a special interurban car for interment.  The pall bearers were Alexander Lewis, George Moses, Peter A. Saliba, Nagib Koury, Charlie Mike, A. Sabbak, A. Fissel and Abraham Sabbak. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen, Friday, Nov. 22, 1912, contributed by Anna Shelton. (Nagib is buried in Beechwood Cem.  His birthdate on the stone is Aug. 15, 1886)


Tamms, IL.--GEORGIA G. MALONE, 87, of Lockport died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 in Sunny Hill Skilled Rehab in Joliet. She was born Sept. 3, 1919, daughter of Harley and Pansy (McKee) McCrite. She was married to Carl "Shorty" Malone. He died Oct. 10, 1977. She was a member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Tamms, a 50 year member and past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Carletta Felming of Houston, Texas; a son, Larry Malone of Lockport; two sisters, Ethel Honey of Tamms and Jeanie Mae Zimmerman of Frankfort, Ill.; four brothers, Harley "Toad" McCrite of Olive Branch, IL, Raymond McCrite of Tamms, Earl and Paul McCrite of Florence, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers. Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms from noon Monday until the funeral. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clint Nale officiating. Burial will be in McCrite Cemetery.

flagDixon, IL--HENRY E. MALONE, 83, of Dixon, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  He was born Dec. 30, 1924 in Thebes, IL, son of Jack Malone and Carmie Harden Wolford.  He married Gilberte Merzereau on April 5, 1973 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2006.  He was an electronics engineer in the U. S. Army during World War II with a rank of TEC 4.  Survivors include two sons, Dan (Linda) Malone of Palos Park, IL and Tom (Kathie) Malone of Oakwood Hills, IL; stepdaughter, Rose-Noelle (Patrick) Delavaud of Bretteville sur Odon, France; a half-brother, George Malone of Salem, MO; a half-sister, Betty Shipley of Salem; two grandchildren, Michelle (Bob) Spinden of Dixon and Sophie Emery of Festus, MO; six other grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary France.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday (Jan 31, 2008) at Lindsey Cemetery in McClure, IL, with full military honors.  Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangments.  --Contributed by J. C. McNelly.


Cairo, IL.--Aged Grocer Passes Away--AMIN MALOOF, age 60 years, propietor of a store at 1414 Locust Street, where he made his home with his family, died this morning at his store. He leaves a wife and four children. The funeral arrangements have not been completed but will be announced later. Karcher Brothers will direct the funeral. Mr. Maloof has made his home in Cairo for the past 26 years and was a well known merchant. --The Cairo Evening Citizen, March 20, 1924, contributed by Anna Shelton.


Cairo, IL.--MRS. ROSIE MALOOF, age 48, passed away very suddenly Sunday morning at 6 o'clock at her home 1109 1/2 Commercial Avenue.  She had apparently been in good health Saturday night and she and her daughter had gone visiting.  She returned July 5 from a month's visit in New York and Chicago where she visited relatives she had not seen in 25 years. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Sakakeeny, passed away in this city six years ago.  Surviving are her husband, S. G. Maloof and three children, Alice of Chicago, Alexander of Chicago, and Genevieve of Cairo.  Two brothers, Nichole Sakakeeny of Damascus, Syria, and Gabriel Sakakeeny of St. Louis, Mo., and two sisters also survive her. The body will remain at Karcher's Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Redeemer Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. S. L. Hagan officiating.  Interment will be made in Thistlewood cemetery.  Karcher's Funeral Service will be in charge of arrangements. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen and Bulletin, Monday, Sept 11, 1939, contributed by Anna Shelton.

Cairo, IL.--MISS ANNA MARIE MARDER, age 75, a resident of 3005 Elm St., in Cairo died Sunday at 3:30 p.m. after an extended illness.  Miss Marder was born in Ullin and moved to Cairo 54 years ago.  She attended school in Ullin and Villa Ridge.  After moving to Cairo, Miss Marder became an employee of Kaufman Brothers Dry Goods store where she worked for a number of years until they discontinued business.  She later became associated with The Mildred Gates Shop, where she was employed until her retirement four years ago.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Cairo.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Freda Heim of Cairo, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Frank Ogg of Cairo; Mrs. Glenn Wiseman and Mrs. Lawrence Lindell, both of Memphis are nieces; W. E. Heim of Chicago, is a nephew.
Friends may call at Karcher's Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday when the remains will be removed to the First Methodist Church where friends may call until time of the funeral services.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Cairo with the pastor, Rev. La Von Baylor, officiating.  Interment will be in the family lot in Ullin.  Joe F. Berbling, Funeral Director, is in charge of arrangements.  --From The Cairo Evening Citizen, Monday, September 18, 1961, contributed by Anna Shelton.

Cairo, IL--MRS. REGINA MARDER, age 79 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Freda Heim, 3005 Elm Street, Wednesday night at 11:15 o'clock, following an illness of two weeks.  Mrs. Marder was born in Gossau, Switzerland, Aug. 10, 1855.  She came here as a bride in 1882 and located in Ullin.  For the past ten years she had made her home in Cairo with her daughters, Mrs. Heim and Miss Anna Marder.
Surviving Mrs. Marder are four children, Mrs. Heim, Miss Marder and Mrs. Frank Ogg, all of Cairo, and a son, Joseph Marder, of Gideon, Mo.  She also leaves four sisters who reside in Switzerland; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides several nieces and nephews, among them being Marcus L. Morford, of Cairo, and other relatives.
Mrs. Marder was a woman of quiet and retiring disposition and cheery personality, which endeared her to many friends to whom her death has brought sincere sorrow.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Heim residence, with the Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran church, assisted by the Rev. M. A. Souers, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Ullin cemetery.  Karcher Brothers will direct the funeral.  --From The Cairo Evening Citizen and Bulletin, Thursday, February 7, 1935, contributed by Anna Shelton.
FUNERAL SUNDAY--Funeral services for Mrs. Regina Marder, age 79 years, who died at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Freda Heim and Miss Anna
Marder, 3005 Elm street, Wednesday night, will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the residence, with the Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran church and the Rev. M. A. Souers, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating.  Interment will be made in Ullin cemetery.  Karcher brothers will direct the funeral.
The casket bearers will be Russell Reed, Walter Denzel, Ed Robinson, A. L. Baldwin; William Kessler, Steven Barth, Harry Ogg, and Jacob Steger.  --Friday, February 8, 1935, contributed by Anna Shelton.


Mill Creek, IL.--LEONA LAMB MARSHALL, age 77, of Mill Creek, died Wednesday morning May 19, 2004 at 6:05 a.m. at her home. She was born on May 5, 1927 in Alexander County, IL, the daughter of Henry and Melissa (Porter) Lamb. Leona was a member of the Villa Ridge Union Church.  She had worked for 30 years at Borg-Warner in Chicago. She has also been a beautician for 30 years. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Casey of Mill Creek; one grandson, David Winn of Jonesboro; one granddaughter, Nina Lasley of Anna; two great grandchildren, Aaron Winn and Miranda Winn both of Okinawa; two step great grandchildren, Michael Lasley of Anna, and Mickenzie Lasley of Anna; two sisters, Isabel Jordan of Tamms, and Elsie Lingle of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Eugene Lamb of Park Forest, IL, Gerald Lamb of Tamms, and Donald Lamb of Rochelle, IL; nieces; nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 infant children; three sisters, Ruby Miller, Georgia Lovell, and Mary Lamb. Funeral services were held Friday, May 21, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms with Rev. Ralph Kaufmann officiating. Interment was in Lindsey Cemetery. Visitation was from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. --From The Cairo Citizen, May 27, 2004, contributed by Anna Shelton.


Cairo, IL.--MR. JACOB MARTIN died at his residence in this city about seven o'clock Wednesday morning in the 51st year of his age, of consumption. He had been sick a long time and his death was not unexpected.  He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Edith Ellis, and a large circle of relatives to mourn his loss. Mr. Martin was born in Londonderry Ireland, April 21st, 1836.  He came with his mother to the United States in 1841.  He was educated in Cincinnati.  He came to Mound City some twenty-five years ago, where he lived a few years.  On the fourth of Oct., 1863, he married Miss Amarala Arter, a daughter of Dr. Daniel Arter, and soon afterward came to Cairo, where he has lived for about twenty-three years.  For a great many years he has been the book-keeper of the large firm of Halliday Bros. In his religious belief, Mr. Martin has been a Spiritualist for many years. --From The Cairo Citizen, Feb. 10, 1887, contributed by Anna Shelton. ( Mr. Martin is buried at Cairo City cemetery in Villa Ridge, IL.  He died Feb 9, 1887)

BROOKSVILLE, FL--LAURA E. MARTIN, 82, of Brooksville died Friday at home. A native of Cairo, Ill., she moved to this area 68 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church in Brooksville.
She is survived by her husband, Obed; three sons, Bill and Dale, both of Brooksville, and Tommy of Wesley Chapel; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Merritt Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 3, 1992

OLIVE BRANCH - DONALD E. MASTERSON, 72, passed away at 8:27 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2010, at his home.  
Donald was born in Thebes on May 20, 1938, son of the late Ernest and Estella (Bishop) Masterson.
He was a retired Ironworker with Local Union 392 of East St. Louis. He was a lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited and a member of Horseshoe Lake Water Fowl Society.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Rick Masterson, on Dec. 15, 1995.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille (Carner) Masterson of Olive Branch; three sons, Gregory Kent Masterson and Kevin Dewayne Masterson, both of Olive Branch and David Scott Masterson of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; a brother, Jesse Masterson of Bethalto; and two grandchildren.
Per the Family's request there will be no public services and cremation will follow. Private Family services will be at a later date in Olive Branch Cemetery in Olive Branch.
Jones Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of the arrangements.
--Posted in Obituaries in Southern Illinoisan, Sunday, June 6, 2010.

Thebes, IL.--HAROLD MASTERSON, age 80, of Thebes passed away May 15, 2003 at 2:20 p.m. at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born February 8, 1923 in Miller City, the son of James and Ida (Kelly) Masterson.  He married Nellie Foster July 27, 1943 and she passed away May 29, 1985. Mr. Masterson worked in construction as a welder.  He was a 50 year member of Local 160 in Murphysboro.  He was a gunner in the Navy during WWII and was a boxer in the Navy.  He played professional baseball for a short time with the St. Louis Browns.
He is survived by 4 daughters, Thelma Harvel, Tamms, Ida Britt, Grand Chain, Sharon English, Mustang, OK., Jeanne Hoffman, Marble Hill; 3 sons Kenneth Masterson, Miller City, Bruce Masterson, Fort Lauderdale, Jesse Masterson, East Cape; 2 sisters, Luella Plunkett and Ethel Masterson both of St. Louis.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 1 brother, Johnny Masterson and 1 sister, Ruby Harpole.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.  Interment will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen, Thursday, May 22, 2003, contributed by Anna Shelton.

Erie, PA--LEON MATHIS, 81, a resident of the Pa. Soldiers & Sailors Home, died there Tuesday, September 27, 2005. He was born in Miller City, Ill., March 24, 1924, son of the late Johnnie and Irene Kent Mathis. Leon was a US Army Veteran of WWII. He was employed as a welder for many years, then owned the former Corner Barbecue on E. 13th and Parade St. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Henretta Allen Mathis; his second wife, Louvenia Starks Mathis; one son, Michael Mathis; one sister, Geneva Mathis; three brothers, John L., Eugene, and Ed Mathis; and his stepmother, Margaret McMathis.
Survivors include three daughters, Rosemary Mathis of Miami, Fla., and Pearl and Linda Mathis, both of Erie; two sons, Charles Mathis of Erie, and Leon Mathis Jr. of Pittsburgh; five sisters, Johnnie Mae Mathis of Erie, Charlene Riley of Erie, Carolyn Martin and husband Wille, of Temple Hill, Md., Darlene McMathis and husband West, of St. John's, Mich., and Rosalie McMathis of Dallas, Texas; and two brothers, Norvell McMathis and wife Monica, of Edinboro, and Alfred McMathis of Erie. Also survived by 30 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Friends may call at the Soldiers & Sailors Home Chapel, 560 E. 3rd St., on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services there at 11a.m. Burial will be at Soldiers & Sailors Home Cemetery, with full military honors. The Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Ash St., is handling arrangements.
--Erie Times-News (PA) - September 29, 2005   

BUNKER HILL, IL--VERNON DAVID MATTHEWS, 87, died at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at his home.  He was born April 12, 1926 in Olive Branch, Ill. to the late Kenneth and Georgie (Holmes) Matthews.
Vernon was a US Navy veteran and retired from Roxana High School as the Head of the Science Dept. after 32 years of service.  He was a member of Greater Alton Church.  He had also been a member of the Coal Duster R/C Airplane Club in Gillespie.
On Dec. 31, 2001, he and Karen Danahy were married in Bunker Hill.  She survives in Bunker Hill.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by stepchildren, Dana Brandhorst of Alton and Darcy Danahy of Bunker Hill; numerous grandchildren; and great grandchildren; a sister Naomi Deane Ruppert of Springfield, Mo.; nephew, Tim Yancey of Maryland Heights, Mo.; and niece, Jana Emory of Nixa, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fern (Basso) Matthews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Greater Alton Church, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday with Tim Gill officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodland Hills Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #1308.  --The (Alton, IL) Telegraph, July 2013; submtted by Donna Knight.

Thebes, IL--CECIL MAY, 52, of Thebes died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at his home.  He was born Dec. 11, 1950 in Anna, IL, son of Alguquine "Jack" and Ruby Ilene Bridges May.  May was a community volunteer and frequent blood donor.  He served in the U. S. Army.  Survivors include four sisters, Linda Bevens of Thebes, Willa Simmons of Mc Clure, IL, Dixie Reed of French Village, Mo, Barbara Bailey of Olive Branch, IL; three brothers, Ronnie May of Mesa, AZ, Robert and Thomas May of Thebes; special nieces, Nikki May and Samantha Redcloud of Dongola, IL; other nieces, nephews and relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Diane Hammond; three brothers, Leonard, Patrick, and Jackie May.  Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, IL, from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and Wednesday until time of service.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Billy Don Heady officiating.  Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Dongola.   

Hudson, OH–ELVADA V. MAYBERRY(nee Hartman), of Hudson, died Thursday, at Copley Health Center.
Mrs. Mayberry was born in Tamms, Ill., the daughter of the late Garl and Mary Hartman, and lived in Hudson since 1964. She and her husband started Great Lakes State Co. in Hudson in 1964; she was vice president and general manager of the company. She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hudson, Ohio, where she was on the membership
committee, the first woman elder, and superintendent of Sunday school.
Preceded in death by her husband, M. Doyle Mayberry, she is survived by daughters, Connie Tanner of Springfield, Karen Bowers of Medina; son, Stephen of Smithfield, N.C.; sister of Martha Hartman Watters of Fayetteville, N.C.;  eight grandchildren; aunt and great-aunt.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, at First Christian Church of Hudson, 50 Division St., Hudson. Friends will be received at Johnson-Romito, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 19 E. Main St., Hudson, Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.
--Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - March 13, 1993.

TAMMS, IL--LUCILLE MAYBERRY, 96, of Tamms, died at 2:55PM on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
She was born March 3, 1917 in Mississippi County, MO, daughter of Fred and Annie Sharp Miller. She married Montdean Mayberry in 1934, he preceded her in death in 1974.
Lucille was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses for more than 40 years. Her pride at home was her rose garden. Lucille loved to travel extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, even climbing Mt. Ranier.
Survivors include her children, Charles (Dorothy) Mayberry of Jacksonville, FL, Rose RedCloud of Tamms, Franklin Dewayne (Dorothy) Mayberry of Cairo, Charlotte (Al) Dover of Tamms, Joanna RedCloud of Ozark, AL and Bonnie (Terry) Absher of Cape Girardeau; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Leota Riddle of Sikeston; Rita Vines of Tulsa, OK and Betty Parker of Villa Ridge; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by 4 great-grandchildren, son-in-laws, Robert RedCloud, James RedCloud and Charles RedCloud, brother Glenn Miller, sisters, Shannon Ledbetter and Wanda Martin.
Visitation will be from 5PM to 8PM, Thursday, March 6, 2014 and from 10AM to 2PM on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Funeral Services will be held at 2PM on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms with Brother Carl Clark officiating. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pulaski.
--Gazette-Democrat, Anna, IL, Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Cairo, IL.--AUTHOR OF BOOK MAUD DIES IN EAST--MRS. MAUD RITTENHOUSE MAYNE, 81, noted author of the book MAUD, a diary of her early life in Cairo, died last Saturday at her home in Brooklyn, NY, it was learned here today. Burial was in Ocean View Cemetery, Staten Island, Wednesday, with services conducted by her son-in-law, the Rev. Clayton Griswold, secretary of the Youth Movement of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Mayne was the wife of Dr. Earl H. Mayne, president of the Bay Ridge Hospital at Brooklyn and general practioner there for the past 53 years. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary a year ago.
Mrs. Mayne was born in Cairo and lived in the house now occupied by A. E. Rust and family, 703 Walnut Street, which was the Rittenhouse house. It was while she was going to school here that she began her diary which formed the basis of the book, MAUD, edited by her son-in-law, Richard Lee Strout and published in 1939.
She was a graduate of the School of Fine Arts at Washington University, St. Louis. After she went to Brooklyn, she became an ardent leader of the woman suffrage movement.
Surviving besides her husband are two children, Mrs. Marjorie Anderson and Mrs. Mariam Griswold, and ten grandchildren. --From the Cairo Evening Citizen, March 8, 1946, contributed by Robin Rittenhouse. (Note: Maud was born October 29, 1864 and died Mar. 2, 1946. See more about Maud here.)


PADUCAH, KY--JERRE N. MC CABE, 73, of Paducah, passed away 12:46 a.m Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Western Baptist Hospital.
Mr. McCabe was a retired photographer with Gene Boaz Photography, a US Army Veteran, a member of Bellview Baptist Church, a member of VFW Post 5409, and a member of The National Association of Photographers of America.
He is survived by his wife Ruthie McCabe; two stepdaughters, Tina Boyett of Paducah, Trena Bertch and husband Carl of Omaha, Nebraska; three stepsons, Joey Edwards and wife Lory of Wickliffe, Nick Edwards and wife Kathy of Paducah, Cory Koen of Paducah; sister Mikey Gibson, of Spring Hill, Kentucky, five grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew. 
He is preceded in death by two brothers, Charles McCabe and Allan McCabe. His parents were Earl and Helen Allen McCabe.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, February,13, 2012 at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Mike Nolen officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation for Mr. McCabe will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
-- The Paducah Sun, Feb 13, 2012

Tamms, IL.--MILDRED MCCABE, age 93, of Tamms, died Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 6:36 a.m. at the Cedar Ridge Health Care Center in Lebanon, IL. She was born on March 5, 1911 in Elco, the daughter of Scott and Mary (White) Mitchell.  She married William McCabe and he died in 1971.  Mildred was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Tamms Community Church; Tamms Senior Citizens;  Friendship Club of Cape Girardeau; and the Pulaski-Alexander County Farm Bureau.  She has also been a Pink Lady at the Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She is survived by her niece, Mary Kathryn Houchin of Lebanon, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers, Alfred Mitchell and Walter Mitchell. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms with Rev. Larry Buckles and Rev. Gene Hart officiating.  Interment was in the Provo Cemetery. Visitation was on Friday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. --From The Cairo Citizen, June 24, 2004, contributed by Anna Shelton.

Tamms, IL.--ALFRED MCCAIN, 84, of Tamms died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.  He was born March 14, 1923 at Neelys Landing, MO, son of Robert and Bertha J. Hargraves McCain.  He and Johanna Slack were married Sept. 23, 1950, in Cape Girardeau.  She preceded him in death April 22, 2003.  McCain served in the U. S. Army from Dec. 23, 1941 to Nov. 8, 1945.  He was in the Battles of Ardennes, Rhineland, Normandy, Central Europe, Northern France and the Battle of the Bulge.  He was honored by the country of France in 2004 for taking part in the liberation of France.  He was chief engineer more than 35 years on a riverboat, heavy equipment operator 31 years, lived in Cape Girardeau and Tamms areas all his life, member of Operators Engineer Union 513.  He was a member of VFW in Cairo, IL.  He is survived by two sons, Alfred Lee McCain and wife Cathy of Cape Girardeau, David McCain and wife Donna of Olive Branch, IL; two daughters, Elva McCain of Tamms, Linda Shumaker and husband Dale of Olive Branch; five grandchildren, Carmen Copeland and husband Jason, Jarod Shumaker, Tiffany Schultz and husband Justin, Jessica Johnson and husband Jim, Joshua McCain; three great-granchildren, Alix Copeland, Marissa Copeland and Aubrey Schultz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, six brothers and a sister.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home, Cape Girardeau.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rob Mehner officiating.  Burial will be in Hobbs Chapel Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  --Contributed by J. C. McNelly.

OLIVE BRANCH -- HARLEY “TOAD” MC CRITE, 87, died at 3:13 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Diswood, Ill., to Harley and Pansy McKee McCrite. He and Ethel Bridges were married Feb. 8, 1947.
McCrite served his country honorably in the Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict. In World War II he served as a storekeeper in parts of occupation in Japan. In Korea he also served as a storekeeper.
He worked as a parts man at Warden's Ford in Cairo, Ill., later at Pete Thomas Ford in Cairo, and then at Ford Groves in Cape Girardeau. He then was employed by Foster Implements in Olive Branch, and for the last 14 years of his career he worked at Bunge, Ill., from where he retired.
He also served on the first Egyptian School Board. He loved his horses and for many years was a member of Olive Branch Saddle Club. Harley was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel; a son, Mike (Janelle) McCrite of Olive Branch; a grandson, Nicholas McCrite of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Jeanie Mae Zimmerman of Frankfort, Ill; three brothers, Raymond McCrite of Tamms, Ill., Earl and Paul McCrite of Florence, Ala.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Georgia Malone and Ethel Honey; and two brothers, John and William McCrite.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Sandy Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Kirk officiating. Interment will be in McCrite Cemetery, with military honors conducted by area veterans. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
–Southern Illinoisan, Dec. 23, 2010.

Tamms, IL.--JAMES BENJAMIN MC CRITE, age 74, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Wilson, in Tamms.  Mr. McCrite had been in failing health for some time. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wilson of Tamms, and Mrs. Bessie Anderson of West Palm Beach, Fla., one son, Henry McCrite of Tamms, two brothers, A. W. of Walla Walla, Wash., and Joseph E. of Tamms, an uncle J. L. McCrite of Tamms, and nine grandchildren. Mr. McCrite was born in Alexander county and spent his entire life near Tamms.  He was highly respected by all who knew him and had been associated with his brother, J. E. in the mercantile business in Tamms for several years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Delta Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilbert V. Snyder officiating, and burial made in the Delta Cemetery.  Crane and Parker Funeral service will be in charge of arrangements. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen, Monday, August 7, 1939, contributed by Anna Shelton.

Winlock, WA-- WILLARD JOHNIE MC CRITE passed away February 10th at his home in Winlock. He was born August 16, 1930 in Tamms, IL. He had been a resident of Winlock for 13 years coming from Sumner. He attended Toledo Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William in WWII.
Survivors include his wife Lee at home; 2 sons, Stephen of Eatonville and Mark of Winlock; his step-sons, Gordon Bellevue of Chehalis, Bret Bellevue of Buckley and Mike Birgen of Tacoma; 2 daughters, Lisa James and Kris Rush of Eatonville; step-daughters, Meredith Bretz of Falls City and Robyn Sneed of Enumclaw; 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 29 grandchildren, and 12 great grand-children.
Memorial Services will be at the Toledo Baptist Church on Saturday, February 14th at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Martin officiating. Memorials may be made to the Colorado Neurological Institute, 701 E. Hamden Ave., Englewood, Colorado 80110. Arrangements are under the direction of Cattermole Funeral Home.   --Chronicle, The (Centralia, WA) - February 13, 2004.


COTTAGE HILLS, IL--THE REV. JOHN G. MCDONALD, 81, of 422 7th St., Cottage Hills, died at 7 p.m. Friday (May 7, 1971) at St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis, where he had been a day.  
His last pastorate was in Clinton, Tenn., and he had lived in Cottage Hills the past 12 years.  He had also previously lived in Collinsville.
He was born in Centralia, Ill., Sept. 19, 1889.
Surviving are his widow, the former Grace Schillings, whom he married July 10, 1912 in Centralia; two sons, Glen and Harold, both of Collinsville; four daughters, Miss Fern Phelps of Cottage Hills, Mrs. Della Cole of Waynesboro, Tenn., Mrs. Reba Waltrip of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Berniece Burgess of Folsum, Calif., 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Thomas of West Virginia.  A son, a daughter, two sisters, and three brothers preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  The Rev. Alfred Daves, associate pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle, will officiate and burial will be in Short Cemetery.  --The (Alton, IL) Telegraph, May 1971; contributed by Donna Knight.  Note:  The McDonalds once lived in Elco.)

COTTAGE HILLS, IL--MINNIE GRACE MCDONALD, 100, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 1991 at Edwardsville Care Center East.  Born on april 15, 1891 in Centralia, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Jane (McCragen; Correction: McRaven) Schilling.
On July 12, 1911 in Centralia, she married Gilbert McDonald, who died on May 7, 1971.  
Surviving are two sons, Glen J. McDonald of O'Fallon and Howard McDonald of Collinsville; four daughters, Fern Phelps of Cottage Hills, Della Cole of Waynesboro, Tenn., Reba Waltrip of Jerseyville and Berniece Burgess of Sunny Ford, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and two sisters, Elsie Albright of Jacksonville, Fla., and Irma Teams of Bethalto.
Preceding her in death were a son, Forest McDonald; a daughter, Violet McDonald; three brothers, Tom, Arthur and Guy Schilling; and a grandson.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. Tuesday until service time at 10:30 a.m. at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.  The Rev. Alfred Daves will officiate.  Burial will be in Short Cemetery in cottage Hills.  --(The (Alton, IL) Telegraph, June 1991; contributed by Donna Knight.)  Note:  The McDonalds once lived in Elco.

Tamms, IL.--ELSIE M. TAPLEY MCKEE, 77, of Tamms died Friday, March 30, 2007 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born Jan. 1, 1930 in Alexander County, daughter of Floyd and Virgie King Tapley. McKee owned and operated Elsie Beauty shop for 40 years. Survivors include two sons, John M. Butcher of Tamms, Jack L. Butcher, Sr. of Olive Branch, Ill; a daughter, Teresa Stiff of Olive Branch; two brothers, Clifford Tapley of Thebes, IL, Bobby Gene Tapley of East Cape Girardeau, IL; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday (April 2, 2007) at Rose Hill Cemetery at Thebes. --Contributed by J. C. McNelly.

Cairo, IL.--Death of MRS. MARGARET R. MCKEE--We stated last week as we went to press that Mrs. McKee was apparently dying.  As the hours passed away she gradually sank lower and lower until about the hour of 11 o'clock p.m., her heart ceased to throb, she ceased to breathe and her spirit took its flight.  Mrs. McKee was 84 years of age last September.  She was born near Pittsburg, Pa., in September, 1808, where she was reared and where, about the year 1840, she became the second wife of Mr. Jeremiah McKee.  The family lived in the vicinity of Pittsburg until after the war.  Four children came to their household and grew up, namely: Walter F., Miss Mary, Lawrence and Miss Nannie J.
Lawrence and Walter both served their country in the field during the war.  The family came to Cairo in November 1868, and have lived here since that time.  Lawrence died of yellow fever here in Cairo in 1878.  Mr. Jeremiah McKee died in 1881, and now the aged mother has passed away.  Mrs. McKee was a remarkable woman. 
We have many intelligent, scholarly women in Cairo, but it is very doubtful whether there is a lady in Cairo who is more intelligent on the great questions of the day, who is more familiar with the social, moral, religious and political affairs of the world than she was.  It was always a pleasure to converse with her.  She was a consistent member of the Methodist church.  The funeral occurred Saturday afternoon, when all that was mortal of Mrs. McKee was consigned to the grave in Beech Grove cemetery.  The grave was covered with beautiful garlands of roses and chrysanthemums.  --From the Cairo Weekly Citizen, Thursday, November 10, 1892, contributed by Anna Shelton.

Thebes, IL--VERNON FREDRICK MCKEE,  age 86, of Thebes passed away at 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011 at his home.  Vernon was born July 13, 1925 in Thebes, son of the late John Fredrick and Edna (Garner) McKee.
Mr. McKee married Hattie Brown on January 22, 1944.  The couple had three children.  Mr. McKee and his wife farmed until 2005.  He was a member of the Labors Local #773 for 47 years.  He was a member of the Pulaski-Alexander County Farm Bureau, and also served on the school board at Thebes High School and Egyptian School.
Loving survivors include his wife, Hattie of 67years of Thebes; two daughters, Gloria (Larry) Vaughn, Olive Branch and Beverly Simmons, Thebes; one brother, Leland (Mary Jo) McKee, Thebes; five grandchildren, Steven McKee, David (Brenda) McKee, Lyndal (Lori) Vaughn, Carmen (Todd) Martin and Kyle Birk; five great grandchildren, Justin and Megan McKee, Breyden Martin, Peyton and Mason Vaughn; several nieces and nephews.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Eugene "Gene" McKee, and a sister, Vera Dover.
Funeral services for Vernon F. McKee were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in Tamms with Pastor Jack Cathcart officiating.  Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Thebes.  Friends called Monday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, Tamms.  --Cairo Citizen, July 21, 2011.

Tavares, FL--STELLA MAY MCLAIN, 89, of Tavares, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2004. Mrs. McLain was born in Elco, Ill. She moved to Central Florida in 1954 from Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Tavares. Survivors include sons; Gene McLain of Eustis, Joe McLain of Mount Dora, and John McLain of Belleview, brothers; Delmar Heilig of Grand Junction, Colo. and Steve Heilig of St. Louis, Mo.; 8 Grandchildren, 15 Great-grandchildren, 2 Great-great-grandchildren, and nieces; Ann Henderson of Clarksville, Tenn. and Joyce Riley of Miami, Fla. Funeral Services for Mrs. McLain will be held Friday, November 12, at 2:00 P.M. at Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Fountain officiating. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Tavares Cemetery. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home, Tavares.   --Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - November 9, 2004

Tamms, IL.--C. J. MC NEILLY, born February 15, 1918 in Cairo, passed away suddenly on November 6, 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 52. He lived in Tamms and after serving in World War II for the 13th General Hospital Unit, where he played baseball and attained the rank of First Lieutenant, he moved back to Tamms where he married Mary Catherine White and opened the Tamms Drug Store. They had two children, Patricia Ann and Michael. Patty married Tom DeLanzo and lives in Destin, Florida. Mike married Nancy Harper and they have one child, Emily Cate, and live in Montana. C. J. was preceded in death by his father, C. B. McNeilly. His mother, Georgia Jackson McNeilly passed away in the 1980s. His sister, Florence Pauline Dillow died in Tamms in 2000. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms was in charge of local arrangements. (C. J. whose initials stood for Cecil John is buried in Pulaski County, IL. --Provided by Mike McNeilly.)


Tamms, IL.--MARY CATHERINE WHITE MC NEILLY was born November 13, 1927 in Tamms and died unexpectedly on April 1, 1975 at the age of 48 in Walnut Creek, California. Mary was the daughter of Alfred and Bessie White. She married C. J. McNeilly. She was the secretary at Tamms High School and also taught first grade at Tamms and Elco Schools. C. J. and Mary had two children, Patty and Mike. Patty is married to Tom DeLanzo and lives in Florida. Mike married Nancy Harper and they have one child, Emily Cate. They live in Helena, Montana. Mary was also survived by one brother, Robert Earl White and his wife, Annie; one nephew, Bobby White and two nieces, Elizabeth and Mindy White. Mary is buried in Walnut Creek, CA. --Provided by Mike McNeilly.

Cairo, IL--DR. G. H. MC NEMER.--Dr. George Hutchins McNemer, age 68 years, prominent physician of Cairo and well known throughout the state in the medical fraternity, died suddenly at his home, 224 Eleventh Street this morning at 5 a.m.  He had been in failing health for some time but was able to be out and visited friends Tuesday.  His death came unexpectedly and was a shock to his family and friends.
Dr. McNemer was born Sept. 9, 1865 in Owensboro, Ky.  He was the son of Philip and Patty Dugan McNemer and graduated from the medical school of the University of Louisville, Ky., in the class of 1889.  He took a post graduate course in medicine at New York Polytechnic and Harvard medical school.  He came to Cairo and started a practice March 2, 1889.  He was married April 27, 1893 to Miss Adah Elizabeth Hubbard in Columbus, Ky.
Surviving Dr. McNemer are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Roswell M. Rennie; a nephew, Dr. Phil H. McNemer; a step-brother, G. P. Crabtree, all of Cairo, a nephew, Philip McNemer of Little Rock; Cyrine McNemer of St. Louis and Grace Octave McNemer of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dr. McNemer was a member of the Alexander County Medical society and of the Masonic lodge of Cairo.
Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed today, but will be announced Thursday.
(Note:  The handwritten date at the top of the article was Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1933.  Contributed by Martha Aldridge.)

Had lots of Friends Here Who Loved Her For Her Splendid Qualities.
 Mrs. John McNulty, aged 51, died  yesterday at 12:55 o'clock at the residence of her son Jos. McNulty, 2811 Sycamore Street after an illness of only two weeks. She had been in rather poor health for several years past and was enroute to Florida to visit a daughter when she took down sick in Cairo two weeks ago and pneumonia ended her life.
 Mrs. McNulty was born and raised in Cairo and lived her nearly all of her life until a year or more ago and when she and her family moved to East St. Louis. The deceased leaves a husband and eleven children to mourn. besides two sisters and other relatives and many friends. Her daughters are: Mrs. J. A Stickle, of Wauchula, Florida; Mrs. Otto Adams of Newport News VA.; Mrs. Riley Wyatt, of Velpin, Indiana; and Misses Bernardette, Margaret, Gertrude, Joe, John, Phil, Cary and Robert. Two grandchildren also survive. Her two sisters are: Miss Tillie Byrne of Gary, Indiana; and Mrs. Anna B. Carroll of Cairo.
 Mrs. McNulty's parents were among the early settlers of Cairo. She was a devoted member of St. Patrick's church and a splendid wife and mother beloved by all who knew her. Her death comes at this time as a terrible blow to the family.  All of her children were with her when death came upon her, except the daughter who lives in Florida and the one at Velpin Indiana.  These two daughters are expected today.
 Funeral arrangements had not been made last evening but it probably will be held sometime Thursday.  Internment will take place in the Calvary cemetery at Villa Ridge.
 Mr. Falconer has charge of the funeral arrangements.
 (Mrs. McNulty is the former Agnes Ellen Bryne of Cairo, contributed by Gail Wilkie.)

Cairo, IL.--JOHN MCNULTY DEAD--The city was startled last Tuesday by the announcement that Mr. John McNulty had been suddenly stricken with paralysis about noon at his store on Commercial avenue.  He was removed to his residence where he lay in a partially unconscious condition until about five o'clock p.m. when he died.
Mr. McNulty had not been in sound health for some time.  He had been afflicted somewhat with rheumatism, but no one had reason to believe that his end was near.
He was attending to business at his store until noon Tuesday, apparently as well as usual.  Mr. McNulty was born in Kentucky near Cincinnati about the year 1835.  He came to Cairo soon about the outbreak of the war and has lived here continuously since that time.  He was engaged some years as a drayman, but he always had some money with which he could operate as opportunities for investment presented themselves.
He was very intimately associated with Mr. Bailey S. Harrell, who carried on a large furniture store here during and for some years after the war.  He handled Mr. Harrell's furniture.  Later he bought out Mr. Winter's hardware store and continued the business up to the time of his death.  Mr. McNulty was a thrifty business man and seemed to succeed in all his undertakings.  For many years he has been considered one of our strong men financially.  He leaves a widow and five children.
The funeral occurs this afternoon at the family residence on Walnut street, Rev. Van Treese of the Methodist church officiating.  The Odd Fellows will take charge of the funeral and the interment at Villa Ridge cemetery. --From The Cairo Citizen, Thursday, April 12, 1894, contributed by Anna Shelton.

ANNA -- MILDRED H. MCRAVEN, 91, died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Union County Hospital in Anna.
She was born Nov. 17, 1921, in McClure, the daughter of Jess and Lula Rhymer.
Mildred was united in marriage to Mac McRaven on July 27, 1941, in Jackson, Mo. They were happily married for more than 55 years. Mac preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1996.
Mildred was a member of Gospel Kingdom Church in Anna.
Mildred is survived by two sons, Doyle McRaven and Glen McRaven, both of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Bob Meirindorf, Joey (Mar-tha) McRaven, Sherri (Russell) Hileman, Cindy Cain and Peter McRaven; six great-grandchildren, Josh Hileman, Amy Glasco, Ashley Taylor, Alex McRaven, Brach Benefield and Brett Benefield; eight great-great-grandchildren, Brad, Eli, Emma, Jayden, Caroline, Drake, Leigha and Isaac, other relatives and many friends. Mildred was preceded in death by one son, Wayne McRaven; five brothers; and three sisters.
Services for Mrs. Mildred H. McRaven will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with the Rev. Bon Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
–Southern Illinoisan, Nov 8, 2013.

Hartford, Ill.--RALPH MC REYNOLDS--Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today at Marks Mortuary in Wood River for Ralph McReynolds, 66, of 121 W. Cherry St., Hartford, who died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Jul 3, 1971) in an Alton Hospital.  The Rev. Donald Durall of Hartford conducted the services and burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
  Mr. McReynolds was a pumper in the compound house at Shell Oil Co. for 31 years until his retirement in 1957.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Hartford.
  He was born Dec. 6, 1904 in Cairo, Ill., and married the former Pauline Beasley in April of 1925.
  In addition to his widow, Pauline, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Dixie Bowman of Wood River; three sons, Charles of Wood River, Calvin of Richmond, Va and Herbert of Bunker Hill; eight grandchildren and a half-sister, Mrs. Lucy Williams of Daytona Beach, Fla.  --Source:  an area paper, dated July, 1971.

East Alton, IL--MRS. ALMA L. MCWHORTER, 39, wife of Huey McWhorter, died Tuesday at her home on E. Drive, East Alton, following an illness of 15 months.  Since the beginning of her illness she has been hospitalized much of the time at Missouri Pacific Hospital, St. Louis.
A daughter of the late Arthur and Estella Betz, she was born Jan. 21, 1914 at Tamms, Ill.  She had resided for the past 25 years in East Alton, moving there at the age of 14.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are her mother, who has been making her home with her in East Alton; a son, Sgt. Robert Mouser, who is with the armed forces in Germany, and three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Reitemeier of Meadowbrook, Mrs. Marian King, Brighton, and Mrs. Ferne Baker, Carrollton.  --Contributed by Donna Knight.

KANSAS CITY, MO-- RUTH MEHRLE, 82, died May 26, 1991, in the Indian Creek Nursing Center, 6515 W. 103rd St., Overland Park, where she lived. She was born in Thebes, Ill., and lived in Cape Girardeau, Mo., before moving to Detroit in 1928. She moved to Kansas City in 1971.
Mrs. Mehrle and her husband formerly owned the Tasty Chip Steak Co. in Detroit. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. She was a former member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Cape Girardeau.
Her husband, Walter Mehrle, died in 1980.
Survivors include a brother, Herb Holshouser, Cape Girardeau, and three sisters, Loraine Judy Trythall, Overland Park, Mary Alice Rosbury, Plymouth, Mich., and Muriel Hunt, Detroit. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau.
The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.
--Kansas City Star, The (MO) - May 29, 1991

THEBES -- JEANETTE MARIE (STORM) MELBOURNE, 57, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Thebes, died at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, with the Rev. Curt Alderson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan on May 31, 2012

Tamms, IL.--ZULA MAE (HARVELL) MELVIN, 81, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Tamms, went to be with her Lord at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, while being cared for in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Baker in San Antonio. She was born on Dec. 2, 1924 in Tamms, the fifth daughter of George and Osee Crocker Harvell, and they preceded her in death. She married William (Billy) Hope Melvin on March 7, 1945 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1985. She was a member of Tamms Community Church, and played the organ and piano for church services until her stroke in 2001. Zula is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judith and David Baker of San Antonio; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Stephanie and Chris south; sisters, Freeda Miller of Chaffee, Mo., and Hazel Newell of Tamms; brothers, Plez Harvell of Tamms and Charles Harvell of Elco; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Junior Melvin and Mary Seals, both of Ullin; and many other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Twente and Ruby Ice; and a brother, Harley Harvell. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, with the Rev. Guy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in McCrite Cemetery in rural Tamms. --Courtesy The Southern Illinoisan, 7/20/2006.


Sandusky, IL.--FLETCHER MERRIWEATHER, 101, of Sandusky, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, in the Methodist Germantown Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Sandusky, with Pastor Larry Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Cemetery in Mounds. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the church. Heavenly Gates Funeral Home of Cairo is in charge of arrangements. --Courtesy The Southern Illinoisan, Dec. 7, 2005.

Cairo, IL.--FUNERAL TODAY OF M. C. METZGER--Funeral services for Matt C. Metzger, prominent Cairo citizen, who died Monday night at his home, 1913 Washington Avenue, following a homorrhage of the stomach, which resulted in his death an hour later, were held this afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran church.  The services were largely attended by sorrowing friends and the floral offerings were abundant.
     After the service the cortege left for Fourteenth and Ohio streets where a special train left at 2:15 p. m. for Villa Ridge.  Interment was made in the family lot in the Villa Ridge cemetery, the Knights Templar Lodge, of which Mr. Metzger was a member, conducting the services at the grave.  Karcher Brothers directed the funeral.
     The pall bearers were:  N. D. Finch, C. D. McNeely, Albert F. Stachle, Leslie B. Roche, Vernet Rees and Allan Hickcox.  --From The Cairo Evening Citizen and Bulletin, Wednesday, March 18, 1925, contributed by Anna Shelton.  (Note:  Mathias Metzger, born June 9, 1855, is buried at the Cairo
City Cem. in Villa Ridge, IL)


Cairo, IL.--LOUIS H. MEYERS DIES AT TOLEDO; WAS OLD CITIZEN--At One Time Sheriff; Chief of Police Several Times and Later a County Constable--Louis H. Meyers died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert G. Wilson of Toledo, where he went several weeks ago. The deceased died of the infirmities attendant upon advanced years. He had been failing rapidly for the past two years, but was at no time confined to bed. The deceased was married in Little Rock to Mrs. Elizabeth Wooldridge who died about 10 years ago. During the Civil War, Mr. Meyers served in the quartermaster corps of the Confederate cause in Arkansas. He later, following the close of the war, came to Cairo and opened a saloon on Commercial Avenue, in the building adjoining the present police headquarters on the south. Later he opened auction rooms with regular sales days. Following his retirement from this business, he acted in the capacity of chief deputy to Sheriff Morgan from 1866-1868. He was elected to the office of sheriff as a Democrat in 1868, running ahead of the balance of the ticket. He served as chief of police here for many terms, first under Mayor John M. Lansden in 1871 and again under Mayor N. B. Thistlewood and finally in 1895, under Mayor C. R. Woodward. During the later periods of his life he acted as county constable, making collections his specialty. The deceased would have been 85 years old if he had lived until August 23 next. He was possessed of considerable valuable real estate, all of which is located here. As a peace officer, the deceased was reckoned as a brave, fearless, shrewd and efficient officer, especially successful in the capturing of criminals as in the early days when he first acted as a peace officer Cairo was a river town and was the headquarters of many desperate crooks who plied their vocation along the river, fleeing to Cairo after committing a crime, only to fall into his hands. The remains will be brought to Cairo for interment. His only immediate surviving relative is his adopted daughter, Mrs. Herbert G. Wilson, at whose home he died. --From the Cairo Bulletin, Friday, June 21, 1918, contributed by Anna Shelton. (Louis Meyers is buried at the Cairo City Cemetery in Villa Ridge, IL.)


Tamms, IL.--BLAINE "BUB" MILAM, SR., 46, of Tamms, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2005 in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on July 20, 1959 in Cape Girardeau to Robert and Glenda (Brock) Milam. He married Paula Burton on Feb. 13, 1986 and she survives. He was a construction laborer. He was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church. He loved anything that had to do with horses or fishing. He is survived by his wife, Paula of Tamms; three sons, Robert Milam of Benton, Mo., Blaine Milam, Jr. and Shane Milam, both of Tamms; his mother, Glenda Milam of Benton, Mo.; two granddaughters, Kimmie Seabaugh and Kara Milam, both of Benton, Mo.; three brothers, Bruce and Rosa Milam, Brad and Rita Milam and Brock and Amy Milam, all of Benton, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Geraldine Brock Douglas of Plano, Tx; nieces and nephews; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert "Bill" Milam and one brother, Brian Joseph Milam. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 in Crain Funeral Home in Tamms with the Rev. Clint Nale officiating. Burial will be in McCrite Cemetery. --Courtesy of The Southeran Illinoisan, Dec. 15, 2005.

Godfrey, IL--BILLIE DEAN MILLER, 84, passed away at 11:24 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center of Alton.  Born in McClure, Ill., on June 18, 1929, he was the son of Charles and Ada (Hargis) Miller.
A Korean War army veteran, he had been an accountant for C. J. Schlosser and Co. for over 60 years.
On Aug. 12, 1950, in Cambria, Ill., he married the former Joyce Elaine Richardson.  She survives.
Surviving also are two sons, Billie D. Miller Jr. of Godfrey, Gary L. (Dawna) Miller of Highland; four daughters, Ann Miller of Hartford, Karol (Jim) Barrish and Karen (Tracy) Anthony, all of East Alton, Kathy Miller of Godfrey; five grandchildren, Crystal Miller, Heather (Joshua) Frith, Caleb Miller, Joshua Miller, Taylor Miller; and two great-grandchildren, Jaydon and Jaxon Frith.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Charles and Gerald Miller; two sisters, Beatrice Clayton and Fern Miller, in infancy; and a daughter-in-law, Cathy Miller.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.  Stan Richardson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.  --The Telegraph, Alton, Ill.; submitted by Donna Knight.

AKRON, OH–CLARA MARIE “CRISSY” MILLER, 74, died Oct. 27 at Akron City Hospital. She was born in McClure, Ill., and lived in the Akron area for 65 years.
Mrs. Miller was employed with B. F. Goodrich Co. for 20 years, and was a  school crossing guard at Newton St. and Boyd St. 13 years.
Preceded in death by her parents and two sisters; she is survived by husband, Robert S.; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Robert Bordash of Akron; grandchildren, Terri, Stacy, and Jennifer; brothers, John and Norman Dillard, both of Akron; sisters, Bonnie Jones of Mogadore, Barbara Popovich of Akron; nephews and nieces, Bill and Sandy Yargar, Gill and Sharon Sellers, all of
Butler; and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services Friday (today), 2:30 p.m., at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd., Akron. Rev. Lindsey Hayes officiating. Burial Hillside Memorial Park. Calling hours were held on Thursday.
Hopkins Lawver, Akron
--Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - October 30, 1987

Colorado Springs, CO--GORDON K. MILLER, 66, died Nov. 15, 1998, in Colorado Springs. He was a bookkeeper for Boddington Lumber Company. Mr. Miller was born Nov. 15, 1932, in Elco, Ill. He was married Aug. 8, 1953, to Goldie Butler.
He survived by his wife; a daughter, Stacy; two brothers, Conrad and Paul; and a sister, Delores Eudy.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel.   --Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - November 17, 1998.

MARION, IL-KENNETH MILLER, 66, of Marion passed away at 10:31 PM, Monday, January 18, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 22, 2010 at the Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Reverend Darrell Wimberly officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday evening with Marion Masonic Lodge 89 AF & AM presiding. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. 
Kenneth was born December 9, 1943 in Elco, Illinois to Herman and Reba (West) Miller. He married Peggy Neber.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Rodney Sipperley, Sherry and James Franks and Stephanie Modglin; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Sherry Rix and Tom and Kathy Rix; grandchildren, Joe, Brandon, Ryan, Anthony, Aadam, Aaron, Nathan, Roselean, Shelby and Austin; great grandchildren, Ayanna and Xavier; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Mary Jane Miller; and step-father, Jesse White.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Deon Miller.
Kenneth was a member of East Liberty Christian Church. He previously worked as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 318 and a member and past Worshipful Master of the Marion Masonic Lodge 89 AF & AM. He enjoyed fishing and he loved his kids and grand-kids.

McCLURE -- PAUL D. MILLER, 75, died at 5:54 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Paul was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Elco, the son of Ray C. and Bertha Mae (Rhymer) Miller. He married Shirley Eudy on Aug. 27, 1954, in Reynoldsville.
Paul worked many years as an electrician at the McDonald-Douglas Company before returning and working with his brother at Ullin Body Shop.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of McClure; one son, David Paul (Kristy) Miller of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Penny (Kerry) Hill of McClure; two grandchildren, Julie D. Hill and Kacie R. Hill; one brother, Conrad (Laverne) Miller of Ullin; two sisters-in-law, Betty and Goldie Miller; other relatives and many friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Bertha Miller; two brothers, Chuck and Gordon Miller; and one sister, Deloris Eudy.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, in Reynoldsville Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dan Brown officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro; and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Reynoldsville Missionary Baptist Church.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan on March 23, 2011

Olive Branch, IL--ROBERT CLIFFORD "RC" MILLER, 81, of  Olive Branch died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at his home.  He was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Alexander County, Ill., son of Eugene and Alma Webb Miller.  He and Edith Foster were married Dec. 12, 1949.
He attended Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch.  He worked construction, raised cattle and farmed for many years.  He was a 58-year member of Laborers Local 773.
He is survived by his wife of Olive Branch; four sons, Rodney Miller of Benton, Mo., James Miller of Tamms, Ill., the Rev. Carl D. Miller of Black Mountain, N. C. and Sidney J. Miller of Olive Branch; a daughter, Lea Ann Bledsoe of Olive Branch; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Clifton Miller and Charles Miller, both of Olive Branch.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; a brother; and two infant sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms and from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (April 15, 2008) at the church, with the Revs. Carl Hester, John Fuller and Carl Miller officiating.  Interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Altamonte Springs, FL--LEOLA NORA MINER, 74, 530 Carlisle Ave., Altamonte Springs, died Saturday. Born in Elco, Ill., she moved to Altamonte Springs from Missouri in 1953. She was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors: daughters, Doris Henderson, Clarksville, Tenn., Joyce Riley, Altamonte Springs; sister, Stella McLain, Tavares; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Forest City.
--Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - February 25, 1991.

Cairo, IL.--MRS. GRANT MINNICK--Mrs. Grant Minnick, wife of Dr. Grant Minnick of Springfield, Ohio, died in that city Thursday morning after an extended illness. Funeral services were held there Friday afternoon.  The body will be brought to Cairo and taken to Karcher's Funeral Home.  Private burial services will be conducted at Villa Ridge Monday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Wayne Child, pastor of the Washington Avenue Baptist church.  Interment will be made in the family lot there.  Karcher Brothers are in charge of arrangements. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen, Nov 17, 1945, contributed by Anna Shelton.  (Mrs. Minnich is buried in the family lot at the Cairo City Cem. in Villa Ridge. The name is spelled MINNICH on their stones).


Cairo, IL.--MRS. HELEN LOUISE MINTON--Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Louise Minton, age 48, of 2810 Park Ave., who died at St. Mary's Hospital at 11:30 p.m. Friday, were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. this morning with the pastor, Rev. John W. Walters officiating.  The funeral cortege motored to Alto Pass, Ill., where interment was made in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Mrs. Minton was a registered nurse, a member of the Cairo Woman's Club, the Eastern Star of Alto Pass, and the D.A.R., Egyptian Chapter. She was an Episcopalian. She is survived by her husband, Harold; her mother, Mrs. Ida Utter of Cairo; one sister, Mrs. Egbert A. Smith of Cairo; two brothers, Lawrence Utter of Cairo and Fred Utter of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; two nieces, Mrs. Robert Lee and Linda Utter, both of Mt. Carmel, an uncle, Robert Utter of Olmsted, and other relatives. Berbling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen, May 16, 1955. (Mrs. Helen Minton was born Dec. 19, 1906, contributed by Anna Shelton.)

TAMMS, Ill. -- CAROL CROFT MITCHELL, 63, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home in Tamms.  She was born March 6, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., the daughter of George and Mary Croft. They preceded her in death. She married Warren "Buddy" Mitchell on Jan. 6, 1969. He survives.
  She served as mayor of Tamms for three terms until the week before her death. She also was a retired, rural mail carrier and served the Tamms area for 31 years. She and Buddy owned and operated Mitchell's Barbeque & Catering. She was a member of numerous public service committees, too many to name. She was raised in E&R church in Tamms and most recently attended Villa Ridge Union Church. Her greatest adventure was a three-month vacation to Alaska with her family. Her passion in life was her family.
  She is survived by her husband, Buddy; a daughter, Tricia Mitchell Heppe (Michael) of Indianapolis; a son, David Warren Mitchell (Pam) of Tamms; six grandchildren, Lucus Mitchell-McNulty, Megan McNulty, Brittney Mitchell, Alexandria Mitchell, David Mitchell Jr. and Nicolas Mitchell; a great-grandson, Tyson Webb; her stepfather, Charles "Chick" Hood of Tamms; a sister, Sherry (Bruce) Vick of McClure, Ill.; a brother, Dennis (Dianna) Croft of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Herman Blackward of Oklahoma City; several nieces and nephews, Renee Brown, Michael Shannon Croft, Tim Vick, Todd Vick, Angie Arnold, Liz Melton, Jeff Blackward and Nathan Blackward; several great-nieces and great-nephews, Reagan, Chris, Caleb, Hayden, Emma, Jeremiah, Mary, Catherine, Jessica, Austin and Alexis; and many other loved ones and friends.
  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, George Croft; and a sister, Anne Blackward.
  To honor Carol's life, memorial contributions can be sent to TIP Hospice, 25 Leigh Drive, Anna, IL.; cards may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 7, Tamms, IL.; or online condolences can be left at www.crainsonline.com.  Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of arrangements.
–Gazette-Democrat, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012


Elco, IL.--MARY ELIZABETH HARVEL MITCHELL, age 86, of Graham, N.C., formerly of Elco died Wednesday April 13, 2005 at her home. A native of Elco, she was the wife of Paul Kenneth Mitchell who survives, and the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Harvel.  She was a homemaker and attended Beacon Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Paula Milano of Vienna, Va. and Pamela Atkins of Graham, N.C.; four grandchildren, Sharon Hanks, of Oakton, Va., Robin Milano of Vienna, Va, Cristy Slawson of Yazoo City, Miss., and Raymond Milano of Stafford, Va.; two great grandchildren, Christian Avila of Fairfax, Va., and Mitchell Hanks of Oakton, Va.; a brother, Charles Harvel of Tamms; and a sister, Hazel Dolanski of Hartford, WI; a sister-in-law, Francis Vick and her sons, Jack and Kenneth Vick, all from Jonesboro. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham with Mr. Gerald Counts, Rev. Michael Karns and Rev. Greg Barkman officiating.  Interment followed in Graham Memorial Park. Announcement courtesy of Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. --From The Cairo Citizen, April 21, 2005


CARBONDALE, IL–OTIS W. MONAHAN, 72, of Carbondale, and formerly of Thebes, died at 4:08 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
He was born in Caddagap, Ark., on Jan. 29, 1939, the son of Lee and Ruth Cook Monahan.
He first married Carol Johnson of DeSoto, mother of Becky and David. He then married Sandra Adams, his wife of 35 years, on March 19, 1976.
He graduated from Thebes High School in 1957. He retired from Pennent-Johnstone Electrical Supply. He was a member and a former president of the Carbondale Eagles Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and liked fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Carbondale; his mother, Ruth Monahan of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Becky Monahan of DeSoto; one son, David Monahan of Carbondale; one grandson, Scott Lockart of DeSoto; one brother, Jimmie (Marvalee) Monahan of Thebes; two sisters, Ernestine (Raymond) Weber of Dexter, Mo., and Deborah Monahan of Cape Girardeau; three brothers-in-law, Tommy Adams of Carbondale, Don Adams of Murphysboro and James (JoAnne) Adams of Denton, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Shaya of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Patricia (Bob) Richards of Colorado Springs, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Joel Monahan.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Sabo and Dustin Easton officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes.
Donations can be made to Apostolic Light House Church or St. Joseph’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center.
Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
--Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 –Anna Gazette-Democrat

Cairo, IL.--MISS ALICE MOORE, 84, a resident of St. Anthony's Hall, formerly of 1614 Poplar St., died at St. Mary's Hospital at 6:25 p.m. Friday after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jame M. Moore of Cairo. She was a clerk at the New York Merchantile store for many years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Moore and James C. Moore, both of Cairo. She is survived by three nephews, James C. Moore of Anaheim, Calif., Harold E. Moore of Garden Grove, Calif., and Thomas Moore of Santa Ana, Calif. The Holy Rosary was recited at the Johnson and Lambert Funeral Home Monday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church this morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Kasper Deis officiating. Interment was made in the Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge. Johnson and Lambert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. --The Cairo Evening Citizen, Tuesday, January 2, 1973, contributed by Anna Shelton.


Cairo, IL.--MRS GERTRUDE MORELAND--Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Moreland, formerly of Cairo, who passed away Sunday morning at her home in Chariton, Iowa, were held at 9:30 o'clock this morning at the Stainforth Funeral Home, Rev. Wesley P. Pearce, pastor of the Cairo Baptist church, officiating.  Favorite hymns were sung by Joseph McNulty, accompanied by Mrs. Curtis Martin.  Interment was made in Beech Grove cemetery at Mounds.
The casket bearers were Herbert Steinel, Neil Edwards, William Butler, Joseph McNulty, Wallace Gore and Lee Dorsett.
Stainforth Funeral Service was in attendance. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen, Wednesday, Feb 22, 1939, contributed by Anna Shelton. (Note:  The dates on Mrs. Moreland's headstone are b. 10 June 1861 and d. 19 Feb. 1939).

TAMMS - NORMA (HOLSHOUSER) MORSE, 75, of Dorsey, formerly of Tamms, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton.
She was born May 29, 1934, in Tamms, to Armel Elmer (A.E.) and Dorothy (Wilson) Holshouser.
She married James C. Morse. He preceded her in death.
She was the owner and operator of Morse Auction Company.
She is survived by aunts, Mildred Franke and Betty Yakubian; nephew, Jeff (Monica) Holshouser of Tamms; and great-nephew, Tyler Holshouser of Tamms.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Donald Leon Holshouser; and a nephew, Bradley Neal Holshouser.
A memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
This announcement courtesy of Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan on April 8, 2010.

McClure, IL.--REBA MOSBY of McClure died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1992 at the home of her daughter in East Cape. She was 87. She was born July 19, 1905 in Tamms, the daughter of William and Fleeda Morris Smith. On May 28, 1920 she married Eugene Hartline in Mound City, IL. He died Aug. 18, 1952. On Feb. 11, 1956 she married Irvin Mosby in McClure. He died Oct. 9, 1982. She was a member of the McClure Baptist Bible Church. She and Mosby owned and operated grocery stores in Elco and McClure. Survivors include one son, Winston Hartline of McClure; one daughter, Arlene Garrott of East Cape; two step-sons, Richard Mosby of McClure and Claude Mosby of Anna; a step-daughter, Ruby Damon of Lady Lake, FL; five grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one daughter and one grandson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Ford and Sons, Sprigg St. Chapel with Rev. F. M. Speakman officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery near Dongola.


Tamms, IL.--VERNON LEO MOWERY, 61 years old, of Tamms, died at 2:10 a.m. at Union County Hospital at Anna. Mr. Mowery was born Aug. 21, 1914 at Dongola. He married the former Juanita Dickerson of Elco. Mr. Mowery was a retired Army veteran, having served twenty-four years with two tours of duty in Germany, two in Korea and one tour in Vietnam. He was presently employed at Union County Hospital in the maintenance department. Surviving are his wife; sons, Richard Mowery of Traverse AFB, CA, Kenneth Mowery of Mounds, Robert of San Jose, CA; Leland Mowery of Tamms and Jerry Mowery of Tamms; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Brathoud, Sacramento, CA; Mrs. Barbara Ruiz, Castroville, CA and Miss Terry Mowery of Tamms; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Smith, Scott City, MO; Mrs. Virginia Severs, Ullin; and Mrs. Pat Coonrod, Mound City, IL; and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Farnsworth Funeral Home, where arrangements are incomplete. (Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.)


HUNTERTOWN, IN–ESTHER P. MRAK, 52, of Huntertown, died Sunday at Parkview Memorial Hospital.
The Cairo, Ill., native had lived in Allen County for 30 years. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Mrak and Robert Horn Jr., both of Fort Wayne, and Tony Horn of Texas; four daughters, Angela of Huntertown and Karen Mrak, Debbie Horn and Tammy Barr, all of Fort Wayne; a brother, David Ward of Colorado; 14 grandchildren; and a companion, Boyd Embry of Huntertown.
Calling is an hour before 2 p.m. services tomorrow at Hockemeyer Funeral Home in Harlan. Burial will be in Harlan Memorial Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are gifts to American Diabetes or Heart Association.
--News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - March 12, 1991

Future City, IL.--JOSEPH MULHAM Will Be Buried Tuesday--The funeral of Joe Mulham, merchant of Future City, who was killed when his car crashed into a tree on the concrete road a half mile north of his home last Friday, has been postponed to 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in order that his sister, Mary Coznia, of Georgetown, N. C., and a brother, George, of New Brunswick, N. J. can reach here in time for the services, which will be held at the residence.  E. A. Burke will be in charge. The active pallbearers will be as follows:  Henry Hethron, George Parvin, George Weldon, Harry Bernacchi, Harvey Garner, Albert Girard and Frank Jacko. Following are the honorary pallbearers:  Clyde Malky, Ralph Childress, Fritz Hagey, O. O. Rule, H. Saliba, Shible Maloof, Mike Kourey, Tweeds Parkes, F. E. Cook and Sam Elias. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen and Bulletin, Monday, Sept. 9, 1929
FUNERAL RITES FOR JOE MULHAM ARE HELD TODAY--Scores of Old Friends Pay Last Tribute to the Dead--The funeral of Joe Mulham, 57, merchant of Future City, who was killed last Friday when his car crashed into a tree along the concrete road a half mile north of his home, was held at the residence this afternoon.  Rev. P. E. Mangora, pastor of the First Christian church of Cairo, officiating.  E. A. Burke was in charge. A large number of friends, including many immigrants from Mulham's native land of Syria, and a large portion of the population of Future City, where Joe had acted as unofficial mayor, counsellor and friend for a quarter of a century, attended the services.  Only a comparatively small number of sorrowing friends were able to get into the crowded house, but they stood outside in silence and reverence during the services.  Immediately after the services, the cortege left for Beech Grove cemetery, where interment was made. Mr. Mullham is survived by his widow, a sister, Mary Coznia, of Georgetown, N. C. , two brothers, George of New Brunswick, N. J., and Rashab, of Spain. --Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1929, contributed by Anna Shelton. (Joe is buried in Beechwood Cem. in Mounds, IL)


Future City, IL.--MELLIE MULHAM (MRS. JOSEPH)--Mrs. Joseph Mulham died at her home in Future City Wednesday night after an illness of several months.  She is survived by a step-sister, Mrs. M. E. Wahking of Cairo; two nephews, Herschel Hoppe of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Cairo, and Eddie Wray of Grayville, also formerly of Cairo;  two nieces, Mrs. E. R. Sellhausen of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. E. Schultz of Normandy, Mo.; a grand-nephew, Charles Hoppe, now serving with the armed forces in Australia; and other relatives. Mrs. Mulham was a member of the First Christian church of Cairo and was a member of Cairo Auxiliary No. 190, United Spanish War Veterans. Mrs. Mulham was Mellie Odum before her marriage to Mr. Mulham in 1900. Her husband, Joseph, was known as the unofficial mayor of Future City prior to his death. The body is at the Berbling Funeral Home, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will be announced later. Berbling Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. --From The Cairo Evening Citizen, Thursday, April 29, 1943, contributed by Anna Shelton. (Mellie Mulham is buried at Beechwood Cem. in Mounds, Ill.)

WELLINGTON, MO–EUGENE L. MULTHAUPT, 86, Wellington, formerly of Independence, died June 22, 1993, in a nursing home in Lexington, Mo. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Snow Chapel, Wellington; burial in St. Luke's Cemetery, Wellington.
Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.
Mr. Multhaupt was born in Independence and lived in Cairo, Ill., before moving to Wellington in 1975. He was a boat pilot for the Army Corps of Engineers before he retired. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cairo.
Survivors include cousins.
--Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Thursday, June 24, 1993

Wichita, KS--JEWELL E. MUNDELL, 94, retired elementary education teacher, died Friday, April 21, 2000. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wichita Park Cemetery.
Survivors: nephew, Bruce Vick of McClure, Ill.; niece, Sue LaBrugere of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Memorial has been established with Kansas Christian Home Fellowship of John. Petersen Funeral Home. --Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - April 23, 2000

Cairo, IL.--CAIRO LADY PASSED AWAY AT ULLIN--MRS. CHARLES MURRAY of 321 Twenty-first street, died at the home of her sister Mrs. Josep Morgan at Ullin, at 3:30 this morning after a year's illness of stomach trouble.  She went to visit her sister two months ago in the hope that the change would be beneficial.  She is survived by her husband, who is employed by the Illinois Central at Cairo Junction switch tower, and four sons and one daughter.  She was 41 years old.  Mrs. Morgan is the only sister surviving in this country.
Funeral services will be held at Ullin and the remains will be taken to Dongola for interment.  
--From The Cairo Evening Citizen, November 8, 1909, contributed by Anna Shelton.  (Note:  Mrs. Murray is the former Freda Messmer Morford.  Her sister in Ullin was Mrs. Zach (Regina Messmer) Marder, not Josep Morgan as in the obituary above - Anna Shelton)

YAKIMA, WA–JANICE M. “JACKIE” ADKINS MYERS, 68, died Sunday at her home. Mrs. Myers was born in Olive Branch, Ill. 
She was a court reporter for more than 25 years and owned and operated a Jackie Adkins & Associates.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Davis; four stepdaughters, Merrilee Knight of Yakima, Kris Halley of Walla Walla, Gaye Pryse of Yakima and Billie Cheshire of Brea, Calif.; a sister, Bobbie DeMarco of Yakima; and two grandchildren.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Keith & Keith Funeral Home, 902 W. Yakima Avenue. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Interment will be in Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
--Yakima Herald-Republic (WA) - September 21, 1999.

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