Franklin County, Illinois
Albert "Fody" Haines, 70, of 703 E. 7th St., died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 in the V.A. Hospital in Marion. There will be a Memorial service on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Valier, with the Rev. Harl Ray Lewis officiating. There is no visitation. Parker-Reedy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Haines was born on Aug. 15, 1929, in West Frankfort, the son of Albert and Gertrude (Cutt) Haines. He was married to Bonnie (Tierney) Haines on June 17, 1976 in Naperville. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and had worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. and Allied Signal Aero Space. He was a life time member of V.F. W. of West Frankfort. and a member of the First Baptist Church of Valier. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; one son, Gary Wallace Haines; one grandson; two stepsons, Robert and Scott Adams; a sister, Rita Grant of Alsip, Ill. brothers-in-law, Patrick Tierney and David Treadway, both of Aurora; sisters-in-law, Debbie Treadway and Nuala Tierney, also of Aurora. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Allene Correa, Doris Schultz, Velma Breslin and Phyllis Rose. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the church or the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home.
HALL, GROVER C.
GROVER HALL RITES AT 2 P.M. TUESDAY
Grover C. HALL, 71, formerly of 2305 E. Main St., West Frankfort, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in Marion Memorial Hospital, one hour after arrival. Since the death of his wife Jan. 31, 1960, Mr. HALL has made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Harold BOYER, 202 N. Horrell Ave., West Frankfort. He lived in West Frankfort 48 years and was employed as a conductor for the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad for 45 years. He retired in 1950. Mr. HALL, born Nov. 15, 1889, in Worden, was the son of Lous C. and Martha GIBSON HALL. He belonged to the Worden Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainman. He leaves daughters Mrs. BOYER and Mrs. Harold UHLES of Gary, Ind., twin sons Tim of Dwight, Tomas of Fairfield, Iowa; sisters Pearl HALL of Chicago and Mrs. R. OWENS of Washington, D. C., and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, where friends may call. The Rev. Clark R. YOST of Eldorado will officiate. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Williamson County Coroner Paul LITTON conducted an inquiry and ruled death was due to a heart attack. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Monday, July 31, 1961, page 14]
MRS. MARY HALL DIES; SERVICES INCOMPLETE
Mrs. Mary HALL, 2305 E. Main St., West Frankfort, died shortly after 11 p. m. Sunday in Union Hospital. Franklin County Coroner Jess BRITTON ruled, at an inquiry at midnight Sunday in the hospital, that death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage suffered at 11 p.m. at Mrs. HALL'S home. Mrs. HALL was born near West Frankfort and lived there all her life. She belonged to the West Frankfort Methodist Church. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. William CARTER. She leaves her husband Grover; daughters Mrs. Harold BOYER of West Frankfort and Mrs. Harold UHLES of Gary, Ind.; twin sons Tom and Tim of Dwight; sister Mrs. Kate FERRYMAN of Centralia; brother George CARTER of West Frankfort and 11 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements at Reedy Funeral Home are Incomplete. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Monday, February 1, 1960, page 14
HALL RITES SET
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the West Frankfort First Methodist Church for Mrs. Mary HALL, 2305 E. Main St., West Frankfort.
The Rev. Edgar B. PURDY, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Friends may call at Reedy Funeral Home. Mrs. Hall died Sunday at Union Hospital. The Southern Illinoisan, Tuesday, February 2, 1960, page 12
Ruth Hall, 70, of Benton died at 3:18 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, at her daughter's home in Benton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Whittington Church with the Rev. Bob Pankey and the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois Inc. and will be accepted at the funeral home. She was born Feb. 19, 1938 in West Frankfort, the daughter of Ernest and Treva (Bolin) Estes. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Whittington Church and the Quilting Life Group at the church. She was also a member of the Piecemakers Quilting Guild in Sesser. Mrs. Hall was a secretary for several years at Hunter Real Estate. She enjoyed Southern gospel music and traveling to area concerts with her devoted friend, Carmen Barnfield. She married Charles Moore on May 3, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1971. She married Herbert Hall on Aug. 15, 1974, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2006. Mrs. Hall is survived by four daughters, Charlotte Pankey and husband, Bob, of Whittington, Jane Harper and husband, Dennie, of Cullman, Ala., Sherry West and husband, Gary, of Benton, and Michelle Choisser and husband, Phil, of Logan, Ala.; grandchildren, Bob Pankey and wife, Candy, of Benton, Becky Jones and husband, Kevin, of Whittington, Carrie Davidson and husband, Cody, of Versailles, Ky., Darren McClerren and wife, Cindy, of Bladenboro, N.C., Angela Woodring and husband, Joe, of Thompsonville, Amy McClerren of Cullman, Ala., Josh Walker and wife, Amanda, of Cahokia, Jason Walker and wife, Lauren, of Nashville, Tenn., Jonathan, Jared, Joel, Jamin and Jacy Walker, all of Benton, Audra Wolfe and husband, Matt, of Benton, Justin West of Benton, and Nathan, Kelsey and Alyssa Choisser, all of Logan, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Benjamen, Blane, Cali, Kaden, Hunter, Julie, Ashlee, Parker, Preston, and Preslee; and a special friend who was like a sister, Carmen Barnfield of Benton. Mrs. Hall was a loving mother to a second family, Betty Bauer and husband, Phil, of Mt. Vernon, Wiley Hall and wife, Mary, of Dana Point, Calif., Duane Hall and wife, Janet, of Franklin, Tenn., Cindy Coughlin of Mt. Vernon, and Scott Hall and wife, Ruth, of Philadelphia, Pa.; grandchildren, Mark Bauer and wife, Michelle, of Woodbridge, Va., and their children, Taylor, Laynie, and Tim Bauer of Benton; Rebecca Hall of California, Matthew Hall of Costa Rica, Tracy Hall and wife, Danette, of Oklahoma and their two children, Jake and Cole, Tyler Hall and wife, Holly, and their children, Shiloh and Chance of Tennessee, Kent and Brian of Chicago, Aaron Hall, Jeffrey Hall and Lauren Hall. Her parents, husbands and her grandparents who raised her, Ernest and Ella Bolin, preceded Mrs. Hall in death. [Source: Benton Evening News 5/16/08]
DAVID HAMILTON DIES, RITES ARE INCOMPLETE
David HAMILTON, 69, Rt. 1, West Frankfort, one mile north of Stiritz, died at 3 a.m. today at his home, after an illness of several years.
Mr. HAMILTON was born Aug 21, 1890, in Orviston, Ohio. He was the son of George HAMILTON and Alda HUTSON. He married Erna ROBERTS in Marion Aug. 28, 1912. A retired miner, he last worked at Orient 1. He belonged to the United Mine Workers of America Local 1265, Veitch Lodge 134, Odd Fellows and the Elwood Rebekah Lodge 581, Johnston City.
Mr. HAMILTON leaves his wife; children Robert of Aurora, Mrs. Stanley HOWELL and Mrs. Edgar BOYD of Bellflower, Calif.; sister Mrs. Charles RODGERS of Johnston City and five grandchildren.
Friends may call at Murman and Wilson Funeral home after 6 p.m. today. Odd Fellows rites will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Other arrangements are incomplete. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill., Sunday, Jan 11, 1960
Monday January 12, 1960
RITES WEDNESDAY FOR DAVID HAMILTON
Funeral services for David HAMILTON, 69, Rt. 1, West Frankfort, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home, Johnston City, where friends may call. The Rev. George JENKINS, pastor of the Cedar Grove and Stiritz Methodist churches, will officiate. Burial will be in Boner Cemetery, West Frankfort. Mr. HAMILTON died at 3 a.m. Monday at his home. Among his survivors are two daughters Mrs. Edgar DAVIS of Chicago and Mrs. Al BOYD of Bellflower, Calif.
HAMLIN, GOLDIE M.
Macedonia -- Goldie M. Hamlin, 87, of 8659 N. Akin blacktop, died at 3:49 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, in her home. Graveside sevices will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Sheldon Township Cemetery in Sheldon, where there will be a short visitation prior to services. The Harre Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hamlin was born on April 24, 1912, in Ben Parker Lake, Pulaski Co. Ky., the daughter of Willian Marshall and Rebecca (Hanover) Hughes. She was married to Virgil Hamlin on Sept. 7, 1941. He preceded her in death. She was an assembly line operator at the Zenith Products of Chicago for 16 years. She attended a Protestant Church in Watseka and loved to garden. Survivors include one son, Cecil Hamlin and wife Gloria of Sheldon; five daughters, Wilma King of Hopkinsville, Ky, Wanda Zito and husband Angel Zito of Macedonia, Marie Willhelm, Watseka, Louella Howe and husband William of Benton, Helen Crawford of Pineknot, Ky.; one brother, Clifton "Pete" Hughes of Indianapolis, Ind., 34 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.
HAMMOND, SHEILA KAY
Sheila Kay Hammond, 41, died at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Sister Ruth Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery in Akin. Friends may call from noon until the funeral hour on Sunday to the funeral home. Sheila was born in Benton on Nov. 16, 1957, to Lloyd and Betty Lou Akin Hammond. She was a legal secretary. She is survived by her mother Betty Lou Hammond, Benton; maternal grandmother Ida Mae Akin, Benton; grandparents Richard and Marie Delano, Auburn Hills, Mich.; one son Bobby Joe Cheshire, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; one daughter Crystal Gayle Carpio, Earlville, Ill.; one granddaughter Jasmine Faith; one sister Paula Jean Christensen, Denver, Colo.; four brothers Randy Edward Hammond, Stevenson, Ala., Richard Dean Hammond, Thompsonville, George Marshall Hammond, Benton and Danny Len Hammond, Ironton, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. Sheila was preceded in death by her father, grandfathers and by one niece.
HARGETT, JOHN W
John W. Hargett was born near Ashley, Ill., May 27, 1869, died on March 14, 1919 in Benton, Ill. He was first married to Priscilla Sulser. From this union five children survive him. Later he was married to Minnie McNeal. To this union one son was born, who survives him. Also his wife and one sister, Mrs. O. S. Martel of Sesser and a host of friends who mourn his departure. Mr. Hargett was always kind and obliging to his friends and neighbors and also an affectionate husband and father. Dearest father, we miss you so,
We do not know where to to [sic] go,
To rest or content our minds.
We do not know why were left behind,
To try the battles that are so unkind,
His voice or footsteps we cannot hear
And in our house there's a vacant chair.
Dear Lord, we trust in they tender care,
That ever guides us safely there.
[Thursday, April 10, 1919 The Sesser Herald]
Nellie Hargett, 91, died on September 25, 1999 in her home in Thompsonville. Services were held Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Sloan Funeral Home, Galatia, with the Rev. Bill Morris officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thompsonville. Mrs. Hargett was born on Oct. 5, 1907 in Franklin County, the daughter of Joe and Ada (Price) Bennett. She was married on March 12, 1924, to Marion Frank Hargett and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of the Thompsonville Methodist church. Survivors include two sons, Bill Hargett of Thompsonville, Eddie Hargett of West Frankfort; three daughters, Mae Davis of West Frankfort, Betty Elkins of Thompsonville and Sue Schwartz of Mt. Zion; one brother, Adrian Bennett of West Frankfort; one sister, Ruth Gulley of Benton; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, one grandson, Mike Elkins, one sister, Helen Summers and one brother, Fred Bennett preceded her in death.
HARGRAVES, DORIS N.
Doris N. Hargraves, 63, died on Oct. 24, 1999 in Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Gilbert Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. Mrs. Hargraves was born on Oct. 21, 1936, in Mulkeytown, the daughter of Harvey and Marie (Rentfro) Furlow. She was married to George E. Hargraves, who died on Feb. 22, 1993. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, David Hargraves, George Hargraves, Charles Hargraves,; two daughters, Ellen Hargraves and Geraldine Hargraves, all of Coello; one daughter-in-law, Debra Hargraves, one stepgrandchild Brockton Braddy, both of West Frankfort; three brothers, Owen Dean Furlow of Mulkeytown, Ray Furlow of Du Quoin, Charles Furlow of Tamaroa, Zina Mae Smith, Centralia and June Carter of Mulkeyown.
HARMON, WILLIAM RILEY
WILLIAM HARMON DIES
William Riley Harmon, 92, of 1121 W. Webster St., Benton, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Poulson-Freeman Funeral Home of Benton. The Rev. Clyde S. Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN, Tuesday, Dec 26, 1967 Submitted by Pat Hardenstine
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Anna Harness, a 43-year resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., originally from Benton, died on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 in Hollywood, Fla. Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 7, 1999 in Hollywood Memorial Gardens North, Hollywood, Fla. Arrangements were by the Fred Hunter Funeral Home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, FLa. 33081-0969. She retired in 1977 from South Florida State Hospital as head dietician. She was married to Ralph R. Harness who preceded her in death as did brothers, Frank and Edmond Czenski. Survivors include grandsons, James and wife Chastity Harness Jr. of ErwinTenn., Randy and Jennifer Tompkins of Margat,, Jeffrey Atkinson of Coral Springs; granddaughters, Merritt and husband Stewart Tompkins of Worcestershire, England, Brooke and husband Andrew Powell of Alain United Arab Emerites; Kelley and husband Jack Martin of Dania Beach, Fla. and great-grandchildren, Chelsey Harness, Zachery, Jacob, Hannah Martin and Paige and Abby Powell.
HARPER, Everett E.
Everett E. (Buck) Harper, 76, of Anna Gray Highrise, died on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in the Veterans Medical Center in Marion. Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Odle officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Harper was born on Sept. 15, 1923 in West Frankfort, the son of James and Bessie (Walton) Harper. He formerly worked for Budman's Hydrolics and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy. Survivors include two sisters, Juanita Patrich of Carbondale, Charlotte Hall of Benton; one brother, Ronald Wayne Harper of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Thurmond Eual Harper, and an infant sister, Mary Aileen Harper.
HARRIS Sr., BOBBY GENE
Bobby Gene Harris, Sr., 48, of Sesser, passed away Monday, June 14, 1999 at 6:10 a.m. at his home. He was a Coal Miner. He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the DuQuoin American Legion. Mr. Harris was born March 23, 1951 at DuQuoin, the son of neal Franklin and Louise (Swallers) Harris. He married Cindy Flint on November 6, 1971 at DuQuoin.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Harris of Benton; two sons, Bobby G. Harris, Jr. of Benton and Shawn Harris of Sesser; three brothers, Neal Franklin Harris, Jr. of DuQuoin, Danny Joe Harris of Dowell and Jerry Wayne Harris of Georgia; one sister, Betty Rose Harris of Saudi Arabia and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Shane. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mark Miner officiating. Interment was in the Old DuQuoin Cemetery
WEST FRANKFORT MAN DIES IN ALTON HOSPITAL
Ed HARRIS, 81, 204 E. Lindell St., West Frankfort, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Alton State Hospital, where he had been a patient two years.
He lived in Thompsonville before coming to West Frankfort 11 years ago.
He was a World War I veteran.
Mr. HARRIS leaves his wife Molly and sister Mrs. William SMITH of Pittsburg.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Funeral Home, where friends may call. The Rev. O. C. McCLERREN, pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, south of Thompsonville. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Fri,Jan 22, 1960
Funeral services for Grace HARRIS, 81 of Thompsonville will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort. Burial will be in the County Line Cemetery south of Thompsonville.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. HARRIS died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1977, in Union Hospital in West Frankfort. She was born Sept. 30, 1895, in Thompsonville to Lewis and Julia CARTER ISAACS. She was married to Henry HARRIS. He died March 28, 1972. She attended the Liberty Methodist Church southeast of Thompsonville.
Two sons Burford and Lewis and a daughter Nellie all preceded her in death. She is survived by five sons, Arvil and James, both of West Frankfort, Herbert of Bossier, La., Kenneth of Belvidere and Delmar of E. St. Louis; one sister, Pearl HAYS of West Frankfort; two brothers, Barney ISAACS of Plumfield, and Evert ISAACS of Thompsonville; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Wednesday, August 24, 1977, page 27]
Henry HARRIS, 79, of Thompsonville, was pronounced dead on arrival at 7:30 a.m. today at Union Hospital, West Frankfort.
He was born July 7, 1892, in Thompsonville, the son of Cy and Martha KENT HARRIS. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Grace ISAACS; five sons, Arvil and James, both of Rt. 1, West Frankfort, Herbert of Bossier, La., Delmar of St. Louis, Mo., and Kenneth of Belvidere; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Union Funeral Home, West Frankfort, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
[The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Monday, March 27, 1972, page 14]
HAYS, JIMMIE A.
HAYS, Jim A., 58, of 731 Old Orchard Drive in Benton, died at the family home at 4:15 p.m. on April 30, 1989. Mr. HAYS was born on Sept. 15, 1920 in Macedonia, the son of Thomas Leonard and Nellie BIGGS HAYS. He was married on May 18, 1940, to Chloe BRIDWELL HAYS and she survives. He was veteran of WWII, having served in the US Navy. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and the Macedonia Masonic Lodge #1128; Macedonia O. E. S. Chapter 1028, where he was the First Worthy Patron; Scottish Rite Bodies; Ainad Shrine Temple; Sword of Bunker Hill; Macedonia American Legion Post #1235. He was a retired farmer. In addition to his wife Chloe, Mr. HAYS is survived by one daughter, Esther WANDER, Santa Cruz, CA and son-in-law Phil WANDER; one son, Jerry HAYES (sic)of Benton; one granddaughter. Funeral services at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, Rev. Eddie Paul DAVIS officiating. Interment at Brady Cemetery, east of Akin. Masonic Rites recited at funeral home and military graveside rites observed.
Funeral services for Henry HARRIS, 79, Thompsonville, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the County Line Baptist Church south of Thompsonville. The Rev. Roscoe GANT will officiate. Burial will be in church cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Union Funeral Home, West Frankfort. Mr. HARRIS was pronounce dead on arrival at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Union Hospital, West Frankfort.
[The Southern Illinoisan, Tuesday, March 28, 1972, page 18]
HARRIS, LILLIE B
Benton -- Lillie B. Harris, 92, died on Sunday, July 18, 1999 at the Franklin Skilled Care in Benton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Mrs. Harris was born in Parrish on Oct. 3, 1906, to Henry Clay and Ollie (Dillon) Ing. She was married on Oct. 24, 1926, in Benton, to R.G. (Polly) Harris who died Oct. 4, 1977. She was a mother and homemaker. A 1925 graduate of Benton Township High School, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Benton. Survivors include three daughters, Polly Weathers of Benton, Kay Thomas of Murphysboro, Jody Donosky of Newburgh, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Brad Weathers of Carlyle; Jill Skibo of Benton; Todd Thomas of New York, Joel Thomas and Andy Thomas, both of Murphysboro; Jay Donosky of Evansville, Ind. and Ted Donosky of Newburgh, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, Ryan and Christopher Skibo of Benton; Lindsay, Holly and Patrick Weathers of Carlyle. Her parents, husband, one sister, Gladys Neunlist and two brothers, Everett and Roy Ing preceded her in death. For those who wish Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or Franklin Skilled Care, both in Benton. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
HARRIS, MARY DOTY
Mary DOTY HARRIS, age 94, of West Frankfort died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, at the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort with Pastor Charliam RENNER officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Friday to the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Association, the Trinity Methodist Church of West Frankfort or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home. She was born March 1, 1910, in Benton to William Edward DOTY and Cora (RICE) DOTY. She was a lifelong resident of Benton and West Frankfort, and was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in West Frankfort. She married Charles Homer HARRIS on July 27, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and he preceded her in death on May 17, 1983. Mary is survived by nieces, Marilyn BREWSTER ODANIELL, Virginia YOUNG COLLYER, Helen YOUNG HORNER and Joan YOUNG HEWITT and nephews, Richard FIELDS, Bill and George SANDERS. Also there are several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, by four sisters, Bonnie YOUNG, Pauline FIELDS, Martha SANDERS and Brossell BREWSTER, a brother, W. Troy DOTY and three siblings who died in early childhood, also two nephews Troy E. DOTY and Thomas R. YOUNG II. Prior to her husband death they owned and operated laundromats in West Frankfort.
[Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Wed 5 May 2004]
HARRIS, OLIVE PEARL
Olive Pearl Harris, 92, of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Galatia, a former Thompsonville resident, died at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept . 12, 1999 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Galatia. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Scott Baird officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Etna Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Harris was born June 6, 1907 in Salem, the daughter of James Otto Richardson and Elizabeth (Stout) Richardson. She married James Marion Harris on May 17, 1925, and he preceded her in death. She was a housewife and member of the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, Akin, and the Thompsonville Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Christensen, Thompsonville; two sons, J. Oliver Harris and wife Fay, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Lloyd Harris, San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Kevin Harris and wife Cathy, Cape Girardeau, Robin and husband Mike Freed, Thompsonville, Dale Christensen and wife Terri of Charleston, SC, Dan Christensen and wife Diane, Saratoga Springs, NY; eight great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Hayley Harris, Nicky Freed, Ginny Christensen, Dale Christensen, Jr., John Christensen, James Christensen, Danielle Christensen; two brothers, Omer Richardson and wife Gertrude, of Fla., Otis Richardson and wife Rose also of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Elva Rhyne, a half-sister, Madge Zipproudt, a half brother, Tris Richardson, and a son-in-law, Bob Christensen. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.
St. Peters, Missouri
Christina Harvengt, 93, died on Sat. June 19, 1999, at St. Peters Manor Care Center. Services will be held at the Valier First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Visitation will be held at the Gilbert Funeral Home, 209 N. Emma St., Christopher, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 21, Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. A visitation was held at the Baue Funeral Home in Wentzville on Sunday, June 20, 1999. Mrs. Harvengt was born on Feb. 3, 1906, in Rivarolo, Italy, the daughter of Severino and Teresa (Maglit) Boggio. She was married to Gustave Harvengt and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Valier. Survivors include a son, Thomas H. Harvengt and wife Betty J. of O'Fallon, Mo. ; a daughter, Shirley R. Cullum and wife Robert of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Minnie Pinazzi of Valier; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robert Harvengt, brother, James Boggio and one grandchild. Memorials may be sent to the Baue Funeral Home, 1575 West Pearce Blvd., Wentzville, Mo. to a charity of the donor's choice.
HATCHETT, ISAAC INMAN
Isaac Inman Hatchett, 93, of 1101 N. Madison, Marion, a former Thompsonville resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Fiday, June 25, 1999 in the Friendship Care Nursing Home, Marion. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton.
HAWORTH, PANSY BRYANT
Benton Pansy Bryant Haworth, 89, of 501 West Reed in Benton, passed away at the Benton Healthcare Center on Monday, June 7, 1999. Pansy was a member of the North Benton Baptist Church. There was a close bond between Pansy and her two sisters, Hazel MacDonald of Benton and Opal Jones of Brocton, Ill. and now residing in Benton Healthcare Center. Also surviving is a devoted niece, Lois Jenkins; three grand children and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lawrence Rodman and George Haworth, by her parents, Joe and Mary Ellen Bryant, a brother, John Bryant and a son, Bob Rodman. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetry in Benton with the Rev. Jim Endsley officiating. Those attending the service on Wednesday are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, is in charge of arrangements.
HAYES, JOHN A
John A. HAYES, 89, died at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000 at the Franklin Hospital, Benton.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000 in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Ron CREMEENS officiating. Burial, with military rites by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts, will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m. Tuesday to the funeral home.
Mr. HAYES was born in Mt. Vernon, on March 16, 1911, the son of Luke and Mary (PAGE) HAYES. He married Carmen Lee (WEBB) HAYES, who died Jan. 4, 1988. He was a retired steelworker, retiring from Rockwell International. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Seabee's. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Benton.
Survivors include one stepson, Charles L. PAGE of Winnetka; one stepdaughter, Delores VERNON and husband Roger of Elgin; 12 grandchildren, Steven PAGE, Catherine PAGE RYE, Russel PAGE, June PAGE, Jeffrey PAGE, Kristen PAGE, Chad PAGE, Benton PAGE, Richard VERNON, Roger VERNON Jr., Sharon FARBOTA and Diane RYBACEK; several great-grandchildren.
Mr. HAYES was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and one sister.
[Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Mon. 21 Aug 2000 issue]
Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader
HAYES, ROBERT E.
Robert E. Hayes of Florissant, Mo. died June 10, 1999. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday to the Hutchens Mortuary 675 Graham Rd. in Florissant. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Hayes, mother Opal Hayes; two sons, Bret Hayes and wife Sonya, Bruce Hayes and wife Clarita; grandchildren, Augustus, Austin, Kaylin and Connor; a sister, Doris Edson.. Mr. Hayes was also a dear brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, Carriel Hayes. Local arrangements were handled by the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.
HARRY HAYS DIES IN WEST FRANKFORT
Harry HAYS. 79, of 1219 E. Oak St., West Frankfort, died in his sleep early today at his home.
Mrs. HAYS found him when she went to call him for breakfast. He had been ill the past nine years and was recently a patient in the Union Hospital in West Frankfort.
He was born in Franklin County four miles east of West Frankfort to Taylor and Ruth MORRIS HAYS. He lived in the West Frankfort area all his life and was a retired farmer. He was assistant supervisor of Frankfort Township for 20 years.
Survivors include his widow, Lula V.; one son, Ralph of West Frankfort; one daughter, Mrs. Nina BEAVER of St. Louis; one brother, Arthur of West Frankfort; and two sisters, Mrs. Amoy WESTRAY of West Frankfort and Mrs. Jim Julia JENNINGS of Murphysboro; and one granddaughter. One son, Bernard, was killed in World War II, and another son died infancy. He was a member of East Port Baptist Church east of West Frankfort.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Thursday,Aug 24, 1967
SERVICES SATURDAY FOR HARRY HAYS
Funeral services for Harry HAYS, 79, of 1219 E. Oak St.,West Frankfort, will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.
The Rev. Arthur BOYER will officiate.Burial will be in the East Fork Cemetery east of WestFrankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services
The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Friday,Aug 25, 1967
HEARD, JENNIFER LYNN
Jennifer Lynn Heard, daughter of Mark and Nancy (Smith) Heard, was stillborn on Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Private graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, with Father Brian Barker officiating. The Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Other survivors include paternal grandfather, Harvey Heard, Benton, maternal grandmother, Eileen Smith, West Frankfort. Baby Jennifer was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Karen Heard, and her maternal grandfather, James Smith.
RITES SET TUESDAY FOR WEST FRANKFORT MAN
W. B. HEARD, 77, Dimmick Hotel, West Frankfort, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, three hours after arrival at Union Hospital. He had been in ill heath several years. Mr. HEARD was born June 10, 1882 in Hamilton County. He had lived in Logan most of his life and was a deacon of the Logan Baptist Church. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Mont HEARD. His wife, Anna, died in 1957. He leaves sons Ross of West Frankfort and Wilburn of Chicago; daughters Mrs. Kathryn MOOD of Louisville, Ky.; sisters Miss Lula and Miss Griffie HEARD, both of Chicago, Mrs. Lura NEAL of Grosse Pointe, Mich, and half-sister Mrs. Alice STONE of Harrisburg. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Logan Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harvey KIMMEL officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call at Stone Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Monday, February 15, 1960, page 14
June (Campbell) Heinzman, 77, of 209 S. Pine St., died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 in the St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Heinzman was born June 1, 1922 in Benton, the daughter of George W. and Elsie (Fredrick) Campbell. She retired in 1989 from Southern Illinois University afer working as a general accounting bookkeeper for 18 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, West City. Survivors include four nieces, Julie Gerard, Sausalito, Ca., Cathy Hildebrand, Mishawaka, Ind., Karen Bristol, Pacifica, Calif. and Dorothy Farrow of Carmi. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister,Maxine (Campbell) Bristol, and a niece, Barbara June Doyle.
HEINZMAN, RAY H.
Ray H. Heinzman, 86, of 1018 W. State St., died Monday afternoon, Nov. 1, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Cody & Son Memorial Home in Jacksonville, with burial to follow in the Diamond Grove Cemetery. Friends may call to the funeral home after noon on Tuesday and the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Heinzman was born on Feb. 10, 1913, in Christopher, the son of John H. and Grace (Clark) Heinzman. He was married on July 22, 1949 to Lola Mae (Seeber) Heinzman. She survives. A graduate of the Christopher High School, he received a B.S. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and his Masters from the University of Illinois, Champaign. He taught business education courses at Benton Township High School for 22 years and then moved to Salem, where he was associated with Central National Life for nine years before going to Jacksonville. He retired from the company as treasurer in 1978. He was a member and Elder Emeritus of the Central Christian Church and was also a member of the Jacksonville Lion's Club. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the European Theatre. In addition to his wife, he is suvived by two sons, Clark H. Heinzman and wife Joan, John W. Heinzman; one daughter, Jane Rae Heinzman, all of Jacksonville; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Max Heinzman and one sister, Mary Johnson.
Heart Attack is Fatal to Wife of Benton Attorney
Mrs. Robert E. Hickman, 73, of Benton, wife of Attorney R.E. Hickman and mother of Joe Hickman, recently elected Franklin county state's attorney of Benton, died at 12:35 am today following a heart attack at her home, 137 West Webster Street in Benton.
Mrs. Hickman was the former Delia Whittington, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilson W. Whittington, Franklin county pioneers. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Benton.
In addition to her husband and son she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Howard Lewis and Mrs. Wm. Foulk of Benton; Miss Agness Hickman of Flora; another son, Robert Z. Hickman, Danville; two sisters, Mrs. Roseana Dial, Benton; Mrs. Alice Wallace, Marion; two brothers, George Whittington, Washington state; Sylvester Whittington of Marion, and seven grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Hickman, married in 1896, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two years ago. The body is lying in state at the family home. Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock next Monday afternoon at Freeman funeral home in Benton with Rev. A.L. Lawson, the First Baptist Church pastor in Benton, officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery in Benton. [Nov 27, 1948]
MRS. LOIS HICKS DIES IN FRANKFORT
Mrs. Lois HICKS, 57, 305 N. Horrell St., West Frankfort, died at 7 a.m. today at home after an illness of several years.
She was a former Franklin County Democratic party chairwoman. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. She was born in Franklin County near Mulkeytown on Aug. 9, 1902, the daughter of Stephan and Dora PLUMLEE. She leaves husband Roy; son Jimmie Ray HICKS of West Frankfort; and sister Mrs. Dorothy MCNULTY of Carlsbad, N.M.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, where funeral arrangements are incomplete.
[The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Tuesday, February 2, 1960, page 12]
--------- Lois HICKS Rites Set
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois HICKS, 57, of West Frankfort, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian
Church. The Rev. Glen WHEELER pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Friends may call at Reedy Funeral Home.
[The Southern Illinoisan, Wednesday, February 3, 1960, page 14]
HICKS, GRACE T
GRACE T. HICKS DIES IN GALATIA Mrs. Grace T. HICKS, 74, former resident of West Frankfort died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Galatia, where she had been living five years. Mrs. HICKS was born Feb. 10, 1885, in Franklin County, near Thompsonville. Her parents were John and Elizabeth STRIPLING BAILEY.
Her husband, William, died in 1956. She was a member of the Union Free Will Baptist Church. She leaves son Harry A. of Christopher; daugher Mrs. Nealy BRYANT of Rt. 1, West Frankfort; sisters Mrs. Harry HAYES of WesFrankfort, Mrs. C. CRILEY of Chicago, Mrs. George MORRIS of Thompsonville; brothers Charles BAILEY of Pittsburg, Fred BAILEY of Thompsonville; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the East Fork Baptist Church. Ths Rev. Arthur BOYER, and the Rev. Floyd FRYE will officiate. Burial will be in the East Fork Cemetery. Friends may call at Reedy Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.
[The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Wednesday, February 3, 1960, page 14]
Roy HICKS services set
Funeral services for Roy HICKS, 70, of 305 N. Horrell Ave., West Frankfort, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort. Herbert JOHNSON will officiate. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery, West Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. today.
Mr. HICKS died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday in his home. He had been ill one year.
He was business agent for the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Union and was partner in Hicks and Howe Plasterer Contractors.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, West Frankfort.
He was born Nov. 18, 1902, in Woodlawn to Alvin and Agusta BOURLAND [sic].
His first wife, the former Lois PLUMLEE, died in February, 1960.
He is survived by his second wife, the former Gene Ann SANDERS; a son, Jim, Center Point, Ala.; three grandchildren; a stepfather, Dolph WHITE, West Frankfort; two half brothers Al HICKS Jr., Gulfport, Miss., and Bill WHITE, Bridgeton, Mo.; a stepbrother, Louis LUKER, Herrin; and a stepsister, Pauline WELCH, Utica, Mich. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Monday, March 12, 1973, page 17]
HILL, AUGUSTA LEE
Augusta Lee Hill, 88, died at 5:40 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 1999, in the Skilled Care Unit of Franklin Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, in the First Baptist Church of Sesser, with the Rev. Kerley officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. Visitation will be from noon Sunday until time of service at the church. The Fry & Frick Funeral Home, Waltonville, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hill was born in Thebes, on Oct. 29, 1910, the daughter of Walter G. and Maude (Foster) Jordan. She was married to William Noble Hill, who died in 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sesser. Survivors include two sons, William James Hill, Benton, and Walter G. Hill of Bonnie; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Vernon Jordan of Prescott, Ariz., one sister, Mrs. Jane Smith, Edwardsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Noble Lee Hill, three brothers and five sisters.
CHARLES HILL, 76, OF MULKEYTOWN DIES
Charles HILL, 76, of Mulkeytown, died at his home Thursday afternoon.
He was born July 15, 1891 in Perry County, son of Martin and Missouri HAMMONDS HILL.
A retired coal miner, he had last worked at Old Ben No. 14. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and Mulkeytown Baptist Church.
Mr. HILL leaves his wife, the former Hazel MILBURN; sons, Leslie of Seattle, Wash., and Dean of Steeleville; daughters, Mrs. Verble SWISHER of Mulkeytown, Mrs. Pauline ANHEUSER of Mrs. Geraldine KOWZAN, both of Du Quoin, Mrs. Norma HARRELL of West Frankfort and Mrs. Billie CASTLETON of Sullivan; sister Mrs. Charles NYE of Roseburg, Ore., half-sisters, Mrs. Grace VERONDA and Mrs. Marie BURTOFT, both of Valier; half-brother, Richard HILL of Ohlman; step-sister, Mrs. Allie DAWSON of Benton; 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, with the Rev. McKinley CRABTREE officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Fri, Mar 29, 1968
HILL, ERMA L. (LORENE)
Erma L. (Lorene) Hill, 92, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at the Pekin Living & Rehabilitation Center in Pekin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton,with the Rev. Charles Issler officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Wednesday until the funeral hour to the funeral home. Mrs. Hill was born in Franklin County, (Northern Twp.) on May 11, 1907, the daughter of Franklin Sherman Shaffer and Alice Emily (Mansell) Shaffer. She married Clyde Ray Hill on March 29, 1924, in West Frankfort. He died March 26, 1984. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Benton. Survivors include two sons, James Hill and wife Diana of Morton, Paul Hill and wife Mona of Pekin; two daughters, Geri Davis of Centralia, Anna Moss and husband Joe of Groveland; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and five sisters.
MRS. JULIA HILL OF BENTON DIES
Mrs. Julia Hill, 78, of Benton died at 12:10 p.m. Monday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon. She was a former Sesser Resident. Mrs. Hill was born June 16, 1888, in Perry County, daughter of Jim and Sarah King Gulley. Her husband Isaiah Hill, died in 1939. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Bauer of Benton and Mrs. Inez Wright of Powhatan Point, Ohio; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Baptist Church of Sesser. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends mat call at the Brayfield Funeral Home, Sesser, after 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Southern Illinoisan Tuesday, March 14, 1967
HILL, Maida Belle
Mrs. Hill dies in Alton; former Ewing resident; Sat., Nov. 7, 1970 Benton Evening News Mrs. Maida Belle Hill, 63, formerly of Ewing, died last night in an Alton Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church of Ewing with the Revs. Everett Lamay and James Smoot officiating. Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery under direction of the Johnston Funeral Home of Whittington. The body will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Hill was the widow of Dr. T. G . Hill. She had made her home in Alton. She was raised in the home of Mrs. Flora B. Adams of Chrisotpher. Mrs. Dorothy McShane, a sister of Portland, Ore., survives.
HILL, SARAH ANN SEARGEANT
For Mrs Isaac Hill
Was At Home of Her Daughter in Lincoln When End Came Monday Morning Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Sarah Ann Hill who passed on Monday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret J. Brough in Lincoln, Ill.
The funeral sermon was preached by Eld. C. M. Weaver of Johnston City at the Primitive Baptist church on East Webster avenue, following the services interment was made in the King cemetery, southwest of Ewing.
Mrs. Hill had been ill some three weeks, suffering from a heart attack and complications that followed.
The body was brought to Benton Tuesday and taken to the home of her son, W. Joe Hill, local attorney and publisher of The Standard, where it remained until the hour of the funeral.
Mrs. Hill had spent much of her life in Franklin county and was well known and highly respected here.
The following obituary was prepared by T. J. Layman and read at the funeral service: Sarah Ann Hill was the daughter of John L. and Mary Milner Seargeant. She was born in Ripley, Mississippi, on May 14th 1848. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret J. Brough, at Lincoln, Illinois, on the morning of May 13th, 1932. She was the second of a family of eight children of whom the brother, Milner, and a sister, Mrs. Martha C. Young, survive.
Her father was a native of the state of Tennessee. Her mother was born and reared in Yorkshire, England, coming to America on a sailing vessel and landing at the City of New Orleans.
When Mrs. Hill was a small child her parents removed to the state of Alabama, near the City of Florence and there remained until the year 1865 when they came to Illinois and settled near Ashley.
When Mrs. Hill was in a reminiscent mood she would relate the most interesting manner the story of her girlhood in the south. She would recount the stirring days of the Civil War. Her father strongly sympathized with the Union cause and his life was constantly in danger. She would tell of the long journey from Alabama to Illinois by way of Nashville, Tennessee, and the Cumberland and Ohio rivers to Cairo thence up the Illinois Central Railroad to Ashley.
The maternal grandfather of Mrs. Hill was a manufacturer of broad cloth who had learned his craft in England. Through his instructions, Mrs. Hill and her father became proficient
in the art of spinning. After coming to Illinois they assisted Richard Richeson in the operation of the woolen mills at "Old Ewing". While living in Ewing she married Isaac Hill on February 20th, 1878. This happy union was broken by the death of Mr. Hill on June 29th, 1927. To them was born nine children of whom five sons, Samuel Seargeant, James Tolbert, Emery T, Albert J and W. Joe, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret J. Brough and Mrs. Mary E. Dawson, are living. She is also survived by two step-sons, George W. and Isaac Ra-Hill.
Mrs. Hill was a devoted wife and mother. The gracious hospitality that she and Isaac Hill extended made a visit to their home an event long to be remembered. She was --- many years, a faithful……………. Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader
HINCH, Carl, 76, 120 Fleming St., Watseka, died at 6:09 a.m. June 11, 1980 at the Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. A former McLeansboro resident, Mr. HINCH was born in Macedonia on Apr. 8, 1904, the son of the late George and Wilmoth QUILL HINCH. He was married to the former Thelma MARTIN, who preceded him in death on March 13, 1972. He was a retired employee of the Manteno State Hospital and was a charter member and past Exalted Ruler of the McLeansboro Elks Club #1882, a member of the Manteno Masonic Lodge, the Modern Woodmen of America and the First Christian Church of McLeansboro. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pat CRABTREE, Watseka; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. In additon to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Funeral services at Gholson Funeral home, McLeansboro, Brother Jim Page officiating. Interment in I. O. O. F. Cemetery, McLeansboro.
HINES, DOY E.
HINES, Doy E., 71, 2601 S. 10th Street, Mt. Vernon was dead on arrival at 11:18 p.m. Oct. 24, 1986 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Hines owned and operated Hines Standard Service Station on South 10th St. for several years. He was born May 16, 1915, in Macedonia, the son of Roy and Leslie C. DURHAM HINES. On May 25, 1936, he married Ollie Frances KNOWLTON, who preceded him in death Dec. 26, 1978. Mr. HINES is survived by two daughters, Jeanette HINES of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Delbert (Janice) JACKSON of Florissant, MO.; three sons, Byford HINES and Frankie L. HINES, both of Arcata, CA., and Ronald HINES of Roscoe; two brothers, Mack HINES of Belle Rive and James HINES of Salem; one sister, Mrs. Geraldine TAYLOR of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including Kennth THOMPSON, who was raised in the HINES' home. Mr. HINES was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral at Hughey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, Rev. Ron REYNOLDS officiating. Interment in Memorial Gardens, Mt. Vernon.
HOBBS, SARAH ANN
A long and useful life came to an end last Wednesday night when Mrs. Solomon HOBBS passed away after months of suffering from tuberculosis. She was 66 years, 11 months and 19 days of age, and is survived by her husband and three children, Clyde, Mrs. Ruth KILEREASE and Jasper, besides a wide circle of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the East Benton Baptist Church Friday afternoon, followed by interment at the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery.
[Obits & Tidbits 1917-1925] Date of Death, 30 Sep 1925
Solomon Hobbs died at his home in Benton 11 August 1937. He was born in Franklin County, IL. 25 July 1848, the son of Joel and Louisa Depoister Hobbs. Of his parents family, he is survived by one brother, James Hobbs. With the exception of his military service and a few years spent in the state of Kansas, his entire life was spent here. A farmer, he also was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. He married four times, to Nancy Ellen Webb, Amelia Banta, Annie Hindman, and Jane Coats, respectively. Each of his wifes preceded him in death. Of the children born to him and Amelia Banta Hobbs, a daughter, Mrs. Amelia Talley of St. Peters, Mo., and two sons, Andrew Hobbs of Abington, Illinois, and McKenzie Hobbs, of Superior, Neb., are still living. Of the children born to him and Annie Hindman Hobbs, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Rodenbusch of Bonneville, Ore., and two sons, Jasper Hobbs of Dover, Mont., and Clyde Hobbs of Benton, Illinois, are living. A son Clarence Hobbs, enlisted in the World War and died overseas. When a boy only 17 years old, Solomon enlisted in Co. G., 15th IL. Cavalry. In his early manhood he united with the Liberty Baptist Church of Northern Township.
[Obits & Tidbits 1937-1938 (PULLIAM) pg 31, Tues. 17 Aug 1937 issue]
SERVICES TODAY FOR CORA R. HODGE
Mrs. Cora Robinson HODGE, 89, 307 S. Poplar St., Sesser, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in her daughter's home. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. Sybble HAMMONDS. She had been ill several years.
Mrs. HODGE was born Aug. 28, 1871, in Franklin County. Her parents were K.B. and Malinda LEWIS BATES. She leaves daughter Mrs. HAMMONDS, Mrs. Rella NEWBERRY, Mrs. Alta NUNLEY, Mrs. Delia BRADEN, all of Sesser; sons Leslie ROBINSON of Sesser, Olen ROBINSON of Brownfield; brothers Noah and Edmond, both of Sesser; sisters Mrs. Rachel STOCKTON and Mrs. Lula TUCKER, both of Sesser; 26 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brayfield Funeral Home, Sesser, where friends may call. The Rev. Bill CHRISTOFF, Sesser Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. McKinley CRABTREE, Sesser Christian Church. Burial will be in Waltonville Cemetery. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Sunday, 23 October 1960, page 24
EDWARD HODGE, SESSER; DIES IN NURSING HOME
Edward HODGE, 92, Sesser, died at 12:30 a.m. today in the Schamm Nursing Home, Bluford, where he had been living three months.
Mr. HODGE was born May 26, 1867, in Jefferson County. His parents were John and Martha HODGE. He leaves his wife, the former Cora ROBINSON; sister Mrs. Carrie FRED in Colorado and 12 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sesser Christian Church, with the Rev. McKinley CRABTREE and the Rev. Bill CHRISTOFF, officiating. Burial will be in Waltonville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brayfield Funeral Home after 2 p.m. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Thursday, February 4, 1960, page 2] HOLDEN, GLORIA L. Gloria L. Holden, 69, died at 10:58 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 in the Herrin Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Robert Winemiller officiating. Burial was in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Mrs. Holden was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on March 4, 1930, the daughter of Edwin and Louise (Galirda) Wisman. On April 26, 1948, she was married to James (Peachy) Holden. He died Nov. 1, 1997. She is survived by one son, David Holden and wife Martha, of Fairmont, West Virginia; two daughters, Vickie Williams, of Benton and Carol Hester of Valier; grandchildren, Rex Holden and wife Amy of Christopher, Carol Sloan and husband Keith of West Frankfort, Bobby Cunningham of Wyoming, Luke Williams of Benton, James Garbo and Brandon Holden, both of Valier, David Lee Holden of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchildren, Aleesha and Jana Holden, Ashley and Amber Sloan; four sisters, Velma Clark and Barbara Wilson, both of Washington, D. C., Betty Wright of Barracksville, West Virginia, Becky Wisman of Fairmont, West Virginia. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother.
HOLDER, HAROLD FINLEY
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Harold Finley Holder, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1999, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born on Jan. 4, 1911, and spent his boyhood years in South Greenfield, Missouri. He lived most of his adult life in Benton, where he was the Railway Express Agent. Harold was active in the Rotary Club as a member and president, the Odd Fellows Lodge, and as a deacon in the First Christian Church of Benton. He will be greatly missed by Loretta, his wife of 65 years; his son, Larry Holder; daughter-in-law Donna, and grandson Matthew of St. Louis; his daughter, Retha Belle Peters, and son-in-law, Ted Peters of Albuquerque, and grandsons, Will Coucheron-Aamot of Los Angeles and Chris Coucheron-Aamot of Chicago and his sister-in-law, Belle Brogan of Cape Girardeau, Mo. A Memorial service was held in Greenfield, Missouri on Wednesday, Sept. 29, with burial in the Daugherty Cemetery.
HOLLAND, MARGIE A.
Margie A. Holland, 78, of Akin, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in the Franklin Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the Poulson Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Robert Wininger officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Thompsonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, to the funeral home.
She was born May 30, 1926, in Akin, the daughter of Eligah Moore and Anna Johnson Moore. She married Delbert Holland, who preceded her in death April 27, 1984.
She was a nurse, homemaker and a wonderful mother. She loved stock car races and was a real sports enthusiast.
Survivors include six children, Melva Bennett of Benton, Ralph Jones of West City, Marjorie Walker of Mesa, Ariz., Opal Spani of West City, Gloria Barnfield of Benton, and Donald Jones of Benton; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Velma Dailey of Hershey, Mich., Jean Gaither of Thompsonville, and Mary Lou Johnson of Benton; and one brother, Paul Moore of Johnston City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two sons, Paul W. Jones and Kenneth G. Jones; three grandchildren, Tressa, Terry and Jerry Jones; one brother and four sisters.
HOLMAN, ETTA MAE
Etta Mae HOLMAN, 84, died at 1:35 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington, with the Revs. Joe ARVIEW and Melton NELMS officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Chapel Cemetery in Ewing. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. She was born in Spring Garden, Jefferson County, on Jan. 8, 1919, the daughter of John Aaron and Fleeta Jane (MANIS) HARMON. Etta had no current church affiliation, but referred to herself as a child of God. She worked 12 years as an obstetrics nurse at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Mt. Vernon, and was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting. She married Herbert Ray HOLMAN on June 12, 1934, and he died on Nov. 10, 1978. She is survived by all of her children: three daughters, Barbara Jean STILLEY of Benton, Daisy Mae MOORE and husband Arnold Paul MOORE of Steel City, Carolyn Eileen HOLMAN of Ewing; sons, Melvin Ray HOLMAN and wife Beatrice of Green Cove Springs, FL, Larry Edwin HOLMAN and wife Thelma of Miamisburg, OH, Rodney Alvin HOLMAN and wife Angela of Flora; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; long time family friend, Judy BOUDREAU of Bradley; three sisters-in-law, Mary BEVIS of Herrin, Virg HARMON of Kankakee, Minnie HESS of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. HOLMAN was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Claude HARMON, three half-sisters, Lottie DARR, Mary McGLONE and Maggie WIGGINS and by a half-brother, Byford BEVIS.Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Thurs 22 May 2003 issue (also published in the Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL, Thurs. 22 May 2003 issue)
7 Oct 1932: William Hood, 56, a Frankfort Heights barber, died of a fractured skull. He was struck by Ralph Rumsey, 24, over a debt of 50 cents. Mr. Hood was the father of 6 children and he resided at 202 South Marion Road. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dena Hood, four sons and one daughter: Harmon, Harold, Howard, and John Thomas Ho od and Mrs. Hazel Johnson, all West Frankfort. He is also survived by three brothers, John Hood, of West Frankfort, Joe Hood of Benton, and Benson Hood of McLeansboro, Illinois; a half-sister Mrs. Miller Eldridge, and a half-brother, Henry Jo nes, both of West Frankfort.
William Thomas Hood was born in Hamilton County, McLeansboro, Illinois, June 30th, 1874. At the age of 27 he married Mrs. Dena Wall. To this union was born seven children. He was preceded in death by two infants. (Combined with obituary carried October 14, 1932) (*NOTE: Rumsey was found Not Guilty at his trial) Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader
HOWARD, DOYLE A.
Doyle A. Howard, 86, died at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina, with the Rev. Randy Sells officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Howard was born on June , 1913, in Bonnie, the son of Samuel K. and Grace (Oathout) Howard. On April 22, 1995, he married Arline Hughey Dare in Jefferson County. She survives. He was formerly a partner in Howard and Tate Oil Co. A member of the Bonnie Church of God, he was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Mt. Vernon. In addition to his wife, Arline Howard of Bonnie, he is survived by one son, Donald Howard and wife Barbara of Bicknell, Ind.; grandsons, Bradley Howard and Rodney Howard; stepdaugher, Nancy Germann of Mt. Vernon; stepson Tom Dare of Haughton, La.; three great-grandchilden; five stepgrandchildren; eleven stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Hansel Howard of Mt.Vernon, Robert E. Howard of West Frankfort; one sister, Muriel Allen of Bonnie. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. PAUL (TOOTS) HOWARD Benton Paul (Toots) Howard, 72, died at 9:25 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the VA Medical Center, Marion. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, after 5 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. that evening at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. David Howard officiating. Burial will be Friday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Howard was born in Benton, on Aug. 6, 1927, the son of Bert Sr. and Gretta (Neal) Howard. He was married to Frankie Lou (Sneed) Howard on June 24, 1951, and she survives. He was a longtime member and a Deacon of the North Benton Baptist Church. Paul was an Army veteran, a cement finisher, and also owned and operated Beaty's Service Station for a number of years in Benton. Survivors include his wife, Frankie, and children, David Paul and JoAnn Howard of New Orleans, La.; Dianne and husband Mark Crisp, Benton; Douglas T. and Kara Howard, Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Danny and Dena Howard and Dusty and Josh Crisp; one brother, Robert E. Howard and a sister-in-law, Dorotha Howard. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Daniel and Bert Howard, Jr.
Josephine Howell, 62, of Alexander Drive, died at 7:13 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 at the Franklin Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Larry D. Clyatt officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Howell was born on March 24, 1937, in Du Quoin, the daughter of Lucian and Frances (Stickles) Dennison. She married Eugene O. Howell on Sept. 24, 1954 and he survives. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Howell, Benton; four sons, Carl, Roy, and Robert Howell, all of Benton, James Howell, Centralia; five daughters, Kathy Fitzpatrick, Ewing, Venita Howell, Norma Walters, Joann Carmon and Amy Howell, all of Benton; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Dennison, Du Quoin; Orville Dennison, Christopher; two sisters, Mary Kilmer, Du Quoin, Emma Sizemore, Du Quoin; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Josephine Howell, a grandson, Roy Eugene Howell, and a granddaughter, Sara Ann Flener. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Grace Howerton, 76, died at Severin's Nursing Home in Benton, on Sept. 16, 1999. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday to the funeral home. Mrs. Howerton was born on April 9, 1923, the daughter of David and Jeannette Dockerty Orr. She was married to J. O Howerton, who died in 1987. She was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Coello, the Ladies Aux. Eagles in Christopher, and was an avid bingo player. Surviving children include Cyrilene Hicks of Carterville, Sharon Lynn and Wayne King, Benton, Ann and Jim Marquis of Benton, Michael and Judy McClendon of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Lynn and Donna Howerton of M. Vernon, Mac and Sharren Howerton of Springs, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchldren; two sisters, Irene Ceasar of Christopher and Mary Ann Townzen of Herrin. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Frankie Orr.
HUGHES, DORA ETHEL
Dora Ethel Hughes, born July 22, 1877, departed this life February 23, 1924, aged 46 years, 7 months, and one day. She professed hope in Christ January, 1899. On July 2, 1902, she was united in marriage to W.C. Hughes. To this union were born five children of whom two, Sylvia Marie and William Willis, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, three children, Willard Franklin, 15; Royal Rea, 13; Geneva Evaline, 9; together with four brothers and one sister and a host of relatives and friends.
In August, 1911, she united with the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until God said, “It is enough; come up higher.”
Funeral services at the cemetery were conducted by Rev. O.J. Bell, assisted by Revs. J.R. McDuffy and Simpson. Interment at the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery.
HUGHES, LULA M. MOORE
Mrs. Henry J. HUGHES died last night at the HUGHES home, 3 miles southeast of Christopher, after a 6 month illness of heart trouble. She was the daughter of Abraham and Emma ROWLAND MOORE and was born in Browning Township on December 31, 1878. She married Henry HUGHES on March 24, 1897. They had 5 children, 4 survive: Mrs. Fred BAUDER Jr. of Christopher; Goffrey HUGHES of Benton; Roland HUGHES in the U.S. Army, and Mrs. Arnold KIMBELL of Pana, Illinois; and 4 sisters: Mrs. Ollie CRAWFORD of Beggs, Oklahoma; Mrs. William ROBERTS and Mrs. Walter CHRISTY of Benton; and Mrs. Maggie RICE of Mulkeytown. Burial will be in Masonic and Oddfellows cemetery, Benton, Illinois. [per Obits & Tidbits 1943-1946 (PULLIAM) pg 56-57, 8 Feb 1945 issue]
HUGHES, WILLIAM CHARLES "CHARLEY"
William Charles HUGHES, 60, of near West Frankfort, was killed in the Orient No. 2 Mine when caught under a fall of coal today. He was born 11 Dec. 1877, near Plumfield, Illinois, son of William and Mary Elizabeth HUGHES. On 2 July 1902 he was wed to Miss Dora REA, daughter of Willis and Elnora(sic?) REA. There was born to this union five children, two infants and his wife preceded him in death. He then wed on 31 Dec 1925 to Claudia LAGER HAGGARD, daughter of Phillip and Augusta LAGER of Benton. He first united with the Union Hall Baptist Church, later moving to the vicinity of New Hope Baptist Chruch where he became a member and served as a deacon. He leaves his wife and three children, Williard and Roy Rea HUGHES, and Mrs. Geneva (Nick) SEFTON, all of Sterling, Illinois; two brothers, Louis HUGHESm Benton, and Henry HUGHES, Christopher, one sister, Mrs. Charles PINKHAM, of Benton; and one step-brother, Charlie MOSELY of Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Mrs. Munroe FURLOW of Christopher. [Benton Newspaper Monday 22 Mar 1937 (Calra Pulliam's Obits & Tidbits:] (combined with obit carried April 5th, 1937)
HUIE, J. W. "Bill"
"Death Claims J. W. HUIE, Pioneer Of This Township.
J. W. "Bill" HUIE, one of the pioneer citizens of this community, died at his home located about three miles west of this city at three o'clock Tuesday morning following an extended illness.
At the time of his death Mr. HUIE was 82 years old and thus ended the life of a man who had been active in the affairs of this community for many years, having served as a member of the county board of supervisors and in other elective offices in the township, but it can truly be said that he had a hand in the building of Sesser from its earliest days. He was active in business, civic and political affairs of the community until a few years ago when his health began to fail.
He was dealer for the Ford automobile for many years and at one time was perhaps among the largest real estate owners of this community.
For the past few years he has been living on the farm where he passed away. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Linda HUIE; four sons, John of Laverne, Calif.; J. E. of this city; Meredith of Christopher, and Theodore of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Stanton HUTSON of this city, Mrs. Mattie BARFIELD of Chicago, and Mrs. Daisy RAMSEY, of Detroit, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Horse Prairie Baptist Church at 11 o'clock this (Thursday) morning. Rev. John MAULDING of McLeansboro officiating. Interment will be in the Horse Prairie cemetery with the brayfield Funeral Home directing.
[Printed in the Goode-Barren Gen. Soc. newsletter, Sept. Oct. 1997]
HUGHES, A. G.
Mr. A. G. HUGHES was born in Franklin County, Illinois, April 8, 1862, died at his home on West College street, Carbondale, May 26, 1915, aged 53 years, 1 month and 18 days.
For several months past deceased had been in failing health which occasioned great alarm to his family and immediate friends but his indomitable will kept him going until last Saturday morning when he was taken with a severe chill, from which time his decline was rapid and the inevitable end was apparent.
Granville and Adville HUGHES, the father and mother of the deceased were Tennesseeans and came to this state with the early settlers and located in Franklin County. Here the father died leaving his young wife and unborn child to face the vicissitudes of life amid the rugged conditions of farm life in those pioneer days.
Thus orphaned before his brith young HUGHES was left to make his way in the world, which he, like many another has done, wreaked success out of conditions where failure seemed to be foredoomed.
On Sept. 30, 1884, he was married to Miss Clara CLARKE, who with two sons, Dr. Louis, of Virden, and H. A., who resides on the farm near this city, survive him. Tow other sons were born to this union, both of whom died in infancy
Mr. HUGHES was born and bred on a farm and all his life time was an industrious tiller of the soil. He was for eight years Supervisor of Carbondale Township, and was for the past half dozen years owner and manager of a large and lucrative livery business in this city. Mr. Hughes was one of our most successful businessmen, combining in a rare degree industry and good judgment. As a result of his frugality, at the time of his death he was the owner of one of the best farms in the county, the building in which the Rude Automobile Co. conducts its business, the Ahls' livery barn on East Main street, the handsome residence property where his family resides with the lots and residence adjacent, an interest in the Smith and Co. Paint store, besides other holdings in and about the city. Mr. HUGHES in both his public and private life was surrounded by a host of admiring friends-friends who trusted him, believed in him, and gave him their loyal and unstinted support in all his undertakings. On Friday last he had confided to one of his closest friends his purpose of seeking admission to the Methodist church, - saying that he was a "changed man" and that he desired to spend the rest of his life in the church. The funeral services at the home were in charge of the Odd Fellows and the Elks lodges.
The casket was removed from the house to the front lawn, the Odd Fellows preceded and rendered the beautiful and appropriate ritual of the order, this being followed by the order of Elks who rendered the ritual their order.
Rev. J. S. CUMMINS, who officiated for the church, offered prayer. The interment was made at South County Line cemetery, about four or five miles southeast of Carbondale where Rev. J. S. CUMMINS conducted the service.
[The Daily Free Press, Carbondale, Illinois, Thursday, May 27, 1915, page 2]
HUNT, DR. JOHN T.
HUNT, Dr. John T., "was born on Aug. 13, 1844 in Hamilton County, and departed this life at Macedonia, Jan. 20, 1926. On Nov. 19, 1864 he was united in marriage to Sarah E. FLANNIGAN, who died many years ago. To this union were born four children, namely: Tilitha J., Julia A., Emma and Martha A., the latter dying in infancy. On Nov. 15, 1871, he was married to Martha MORRIS, and to this union were born five children, namely: Casander, Flora, Lillie, Edgar E., and Goldie. Lillie and Goldie are the only survivors of this union. He united with the church at Antioch over 40 years ago and was a faithful member of the Missionary Baptist church until his death. Many years ago Dr. HUNT affliliated himself with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic Fraternity, in which orders he is and was held in great esteem by the membership. When only 16 years of age he volunteered his service to his country and served in Co. A, 40th IL Vol. Infantry for more than 4 years. He was in practically every battle in which regiment was engaged, including Shiloh, Vicksburg and Missionary Ridge. He marched with Sherman from Atlanta to the sea, then through the Carolinas, terminating his magnificent record of service in the Grand Review at Washington. Following the Civil War he studied medicine and practiced his profession at Macedonia from that time until a few years preceding his death. He was very successful as a physician and surgeon and was held in high esteem by the medical profession as well as by the public in general. Dr. HUNT was a faithful husband, a kind and loving father till his last day, and was loved by all who knew him. To mourn their loss he leaves a wife, five daughters, 28 granchildren, 38 great grandchildren and one great great granchild besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Elder John B. MAULDING at Macedonia..l..Interment in Antioch cemetery."
Oscar HUTCHCRAFT, 69, died of pneumonia at his home near Akin Sunday morning. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harrison HUTCHCRAFT. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha SUMMERS HUTCHCRAFT, and eight children: Mrs. Alta SUMMERS, of Whittington, Illinois; Mrs. Flossie GULLEY, Otha and Marshall HUTCHCRAFT, and Mrs. Evelyn LONAS, all of Benton; Miss Hallie HUTCHCRAFT and Mrs. Lethie LONAS of Thompsonville, and Mrs. Martin HART, of Akin. He also leaves a brother and sister, Logan HUTCHCRAFT of E. St. Louis, and Mrs. Lillie TAYLOR of Benton. Burial took place at the Cook Cemetery.
[per Obits & Tidbits 1939-1940 Franklin Co, IL, pg 10-11, Mon 20 Feb 1939 issue]
Wayne HUTCHCRAFT, 76, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at his home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, Benton, with Revs. Leland WIDICK and Richard LANCE officiating. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Friday until time of service to the funeral home. Mr. HUTCHCRAFT was born in Hamilton County, the son of Amos and Rose (MILLER) HUTCHCRAFT. He was a retired farmer. A longtime member of the Macedonia Methodist Church, he led the singing at the church for many years.
On Jan. 14, 1961, he married the former Glenna CLARK. She survives. In addition to his wife Glenna, he is also survived by two sons, Jay HUTCHCRAFT and wife Kim of Benton, Joey HUTCHCRAFT and wife Rhea of Ewing; six grandchildren, twins Amie and Amanda, Marcus, Michael, Benjamin and Ike; one sister, Nadine CAMPBELL of Decatur; one sister-in-law, Kathryn HUTCHCRAFT of Macedonia. He was preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, James. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time. Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Wed. 4 June 2003 issue
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