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Charles LeRoy " Chucky" Jackson, 18, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, in Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in , Thompsonville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Charles was born on March 19, 1981, in Benton, the son of Terry and Dianna (Thomas) Jackson. He was of the Baptist faith and had been employed at Burger King in Mt. Vernon. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Justin Jackson of Sesser.

Andrew JACOBS, 72, Chicago, a former Zeigler resident, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Chicago. He lived in Zeigler 23 years. His wife, Elizabeth, died in July. Mr. JACOBS leaves daughters Mrs. John MORVICH of West Frankfort, Mrs. Alex BATCHEN of Rofelle [sic], Mrs. Arthur CHUZUM of Lake Zurich; son William of Chicago and eleven grandchildren. Modell Funeral Home was in charge of Chicago arrangements. Funeral services will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday at Vantrease Funeral Home, Zeigler, where friends may call alter 5 p. m. today. The Rev. Arnold WALTA, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Herrin, will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Sunday, February 14, 1960, page 22

Charles Jenkins, Retired Farmer, Died Early Today
Charles H. Jenkins, a retired farmer died at his home, 501 (561?) South Twelfth Street, at 2:45 a.m. today. His age was 68 years, one month, and three days. He was the son of ----- and Mary Jenkins. He had resided here the past seven years. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at Oak Hill church in Franklin county and interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery. The body will remain at the home until one o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Surviving are his widow, Minnie C Jenkins, two sons: Orval and Ralph, both of Salem; seven daughters, Mrs Delsie L- -nts of McLeansboro, Mrs Dollie Boyles of Mt Vernon, Mrs Chloe Lowery of Ewing, Mrs Vera Moseburger, Mrs Veneta Schrum, Mrs Aletta Hall and Mrs Violet Reeed, all of Mt Vernon; one half-brother, Dallas Jenkins of Wynatche, Wash; one half-sister, Mrs Alice Starr; and 25 grandchildren. (Handwritten date appears to be Dec 1931) Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Wanda Belle Jenkins, 75, died at 7:48 Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Revs. Eugene Rister and David German officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Jenkins was born on June 2, 1924, in Macedonia, the daughter of Lyman and Cecil (Overturf) Carr. She was married to Robert E. Jenkins on July 5, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo. He survives. She was secretary of Rural Farm Center of McLeansboro and an active member of Union Missionary Baptist Church near McLeansboro. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robet E. Jenkins; a daughter Ann German and husband the Rev. David German of Benton; a son, Roger C. Jenkins of Du Quoin; a granddaughter, Kam Jenkins of San Francisco, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Billie Carr.

Ogden, Utah
Laraine Floro Jenner, 46, died October 13, 1999 at her home in Ogden. A memorial service will be held at Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct . 24. At her request, she was cremated. Poulson Funeral Home of Benton, is in charge of arrangements. She was born Laraine Lee Floro on Dec. 25, 1952 in Kankakee, to Guy L. and Ruth Upchurch Floro. Survivors include her husband, Gary Jenner of Ogden; her mother, Ruth Floro Morgan of Benton; her brother, Ward Floro of Benton; her sister, Lycia Willis of Mt. Vernon; her brother, Adam Floro and wife, Linda of Marion; and her sister, Pamela Tippit, and husband John of Bonnie. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Jared Floro, Samantha Willis, and Guy, Hannah, and Heather Floro; also by her uncle, Ernest Upchurch and numerous other relatives and friends, especially her friend, Ronald Rees. She was preceded in death by her little brother, Spencer Floro, her father, Guy L. Floro and her stepfather, Floyd Morgan, and her grandparents. She was a graduate of Benton High School and Southern Illinois University. She had a very successful career with the IRS but had retired due to a disability. Although Flowers will be placed in Shiloh in her memory, the magnitude of her spiritual essence is like a flower that continues to bloom and remain alive in our hearts forever.

Mrs. Ruth JERRELLS, 34, 204 W. White St., Marion, died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday in Marion Memorial Hospital. She had been ill one year. Mrs. JERRELLS was born Dec. 23, 1925 in Royalton. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Pete MCPHAIL of Royalton. She married Ray JERRELLS, Jr. in Benton in January of 1946. She leaves her husband; parents; children Raylene and Danny Ray, at home; brothers Bill and Tom, at home, and a sister Mrs. Thomas POWERS of Christopher. Another sister, Sue Carol, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Royalton Methodist Church. The Rev. Lee SWOPE, Marion First Baptist Church minister and the Rev. Raymond CLODFELDER, Methodist Church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the Royalton Cemetery. Friends may call at Moeller Funeral Home, Royalton. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill., Sunday, Jan. 11, 1960

Charles A. JOHNS, 84, pioneer farmer of near Thompsonville, died at his farm home Tuesday where he had lived the past 46 years. He was a member of a Christian Church in Hamilton County. Besides his widow, Mrs. Nancy JOHNS, he is survived by five sons. James JOHNS, Thompsonville. Tom and Troy, St. Louis. Ameal and Earl JOHNS, West Frankfort; six daughters. Mrs. William WILHITE and Mrs. Henderson WILBURN, St. Louis. Mrs. M. L. CHANCE. Mrs. Arlie SHARP, of West Frankfort; Mrs. Roy MOCABY, Caldwell, and Mrs. Bennie McCLARREN of Marion. Burial will take place at the old Johns' Cemetery in Hamilton County. Obits & Tidbits 1941-1942 (PULLIAM) pg 21, 3 July 1941 issue

Funeral Services For Ed Johnson, Macedonia, This Afternoon at 2:00
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon for J. C. (Ed) Johnson, of Macedonia, at the Methodist church there. Mr. Johnson passed away Tuesday at his home at the age of 62 years. He was born in this state in 1875, the son of Alexander and Sarah Johnson. He was married in 1896 to Dora Flowers, who survives. For several years he had operated a general store on Route 14 at the Macedonia crossroads. Besides his wife, the following children survive: Mrs. Lillian Fowler, Everett, Willard, Wilford, Guy, Goldie, and Dorothy Johnson. Three brothers, Riley, Albert and Elmer Johnson, also survive. Rev. A. B. Clodfelder will officiate at the funeral services, and interment will be held at the Macedonia cemetery with Drake Funeral Home in charge. Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Evan Johnson, aged 72, who resided in Mt. Vernon about 20 years ago, died last night at his home near Macedonia, Ill. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m at Liberty church east of Benton and burial will be in the Liberty cemetery. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Cynthia, one son, Carl Johnson who lived with his parents and cared for his father during his illness; three daughthers (sic), Mrs. Lena Stewart, Mrs. Alice Adams, both of Centralia and Mrs. Dorothy Carson of McLeansboro. Also surviving is a granddaughter who was reared from birth by her grandparents, two brothers, Grover Johnson of Mt. Vernon, Charles Johnson of near Macedonia and several other grandchildren. (NOTE: b. 4 Sep 1878 FC, IL d. 19 Apr 1951 FC, IL s/o Wm Carl "Bud" JOHNSON and Charity Payne WEBB)

JOHNSON, Guy, 42, died Dec. 21, 1951 as a result of an explosion in the
Orient #2 coal mine in West Frankfort. Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 27, 1909, the son of Ed and Dora MEADOWS JOHNSON. On Dec. 19, 1931 he married Norma RICE "and to this union was born 4 children, namely: Ruth Ann (who preceded him in death), Glenn Edward, 17, Donna Sue, 10, and Karan Elaine, 4." He was preceded in death also by his father. He leaves three brothers, Everett JOHNSON of Lincoln, Willard JOHNSON of Springfield, MO., and Wilford JOHNSON of Macedonia; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie FOWLER, Mrs. Golda MILLER and Mrs. Dorothy BROWNING all of Macedonia, and a "great number of relatives and a host of firends. Several years ago he was converted to the christian faith and united with the Corinth Methodist church in which fellowship he was greatly devoted. He was in the process of receiving work in the degree of the AF & AM fraternal order. Guy was an affectionate husband, a loving father, a cherished son, an amiable brother, a good neighbor, an obedient child of God and now gone to his reward. But for God's children there is no death.

Kenneth Ray Johnson, 73, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Church of Christ in Effingham, with burial to follow in the Oakridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 201 South 4th St. Effingham, and Saturday one hour before services at the church. Mr. Johnson was born on June 3, 1926 in Benton, the son of Niles and Ruth (Hester) Johnson. He was married on June 11, 1963 to the former Elga Welch. He was the former head of maintenance at the Elmwood Park School district. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Effingham. Survivors include his wife, Elga (Welch) Johnson, of Effingham; one son, Bob Perry of Ridgeland, Mississippi; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Delores) McCoy of Effingham, one grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ in Effingham.

Mary J. Johnson, formerly of Coello, died at 1:35 p.m. in the Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin, on
Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999. Mrs. Johnson requested that her body be donated to science and there will be no service or visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson was born on April 24, 1910 in Frasier, Iowa, the daughter of John and Anna (Matislencute) Herbin. She was a retired Postal employee and a member of the First Christian Church of Christopher. She is survived by a niece and nephew, Charles and Judy Jacoby of Mulkeytown; four nephews and two great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Muriel WATSON JOHNSON, 54, Detroit, Mich., will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Christopher Church of God, with the Rev. Stanley JOPLIN officiating. Burial will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call at Russell Funeral Home after noon today. Mrs. JOHNSON died Wednesday in a Jackson, Mich., hospital. She was a former Christopher resident. She was a member of the Christopher Rebekah Lodge. Her parents were the late Sherman and Eva WATSON. She leaves her husband Charles; brothers John WATSON of West Frankfort, Mark WATSON of Detroit; sisters Mrs. Marie KIRKPATRICK of Christopher, Mrs. Pearl ROGERS and Mrs. Esther PRITCHARD, both of Detroit. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Sunday, February 7, 1960, page 22]

JOHNSON, Nellie Vise (no dates given). Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Rev. R. P. BLATT officiating. The two selections sung by Masdames Vallie HAGGARD, Harry FERRELL, Fred PRINDLE and Ralph BLATT, accompanied by Miss Ellen BURKHART, were "It Is Well With My Soul" and "The Old Rugged Cross", both favorites of Mrs. Johnson. Rev. BLATT's appropriate selections of scripture and poems euolgizing her life and revealing her faithfulness to the church and her Saviour, all through her many sorrows, were beautiful and very impressive and inspiring. He also read the story of her life as written by a life long friend of the deceased. Rev. BLATT's inspiring sermon followed. About 50 of the ladies of the Philathea Sunday School Class, of which she was a member, attended the services as a body. The Vise Brothers Funeral Home of Macedonia directged, assisted by Charles SNEED, funeral director of McLeansboro. Interment was at the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery.

Funeral services for Niles W. Johnson, 76 of Benton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the church of Christ, Benton. Richard Shaw and Truman Carney will officiate. Burial will the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton. Mr. Johnson, who lived at 411 N. Commercial St. died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Franklin Hospital Benton. He had been ill for the last two years. He was a veteran of World War I and member of the World War I Barracks No. 306, Benton. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way and the Church of Christ, both in Benton. He was born Oct. 10, 1894, In Jefferson County, the son of Nicholas and Florence Hayes Johnson. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Hester Johnson; a daughter, Mrs. Dolores Shaw of Effingham; sons, Niles Jr. of Rankin and Kenneth of Maywood and brothers, Elva of Ina and Charles of Villa Grove. SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN, Monday, January 4, 1971 Submitted by Pat Hardenstine

Randy "Chopper" Johnson, 47, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at the Franklin Skilled Care
Unit of Franklin Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Revs. Tom Edward and Robert Dial officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Thompsonville. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday until time of service. at the funeral home. Mr. Johnson was born in Olmstead on July 1, 1952, the son of Alfred and Gladys (Carlisle) Johnson. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn Mumbower and husband Leroy of Benton; one brother, Danny Johnson and wife Sherry of Benton; several nieces and nephews. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Donna and by one nephew, Eric.

Walter Carleton JOHNSON, 84, died at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Walter's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. JOHNSON was born June 26, 1918 in Benton, the son of William Blueford JOHNSON and Irna Walton (WEBB) JOHNSON. He married the former Beulah Ruth ROBINSON on Jan. 16, 1943 and she survives. Walter was a 1935 graduate of Benton High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1942 from the St. Louis University School of Law. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. After the war, he returned to Benton and joined the law firm of Layman, Johnson and Johnson. He retired in 1976 after a career of 25 years as a special agent with the FBI with service in Buffalo, NY, Philadelphia, Pa., and St. Louis, Mo. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elks, and "Liar's" Club, all of Benton. In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Ann MOODY and husband Jim, Vienna, VA, Jane Webb KUBA and husband Roger, Westfield, Ind., two sons, Eric R. JOHNSON and partner Mitch MILLNER, St. Louis, Mo., William B. JOHNSON and wife Debbie, Florissant, Mo., four grandchildren, Kyle and Connor KUBA, Sarah and Adam MOODY, three step-grandchildren, Allisan and husband Lenny IMPELLIZZERI, Tim and Carrie QUINN, four nieces, Mary Sue ZIMMERMAN, Jan WHEAT, Tracy OLIVER and Sandra TIMMONS, and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Judi ROBINSON, Marion Co., Fla. Mr. JOHNSON was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Webb JOHNSON, a sister-in-law, Martha "Sis" JOHNSON, and a nephew, William Ward JOHNSON. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home. [Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Tues 17 June 2003 issue]

JOHNSON, Wilford D., 73, of Macedonia died at Franklin Hospital in Benton, Nov. 23, 1979. (Born Sept. 12, 1906). Mr. JOHNSON, a lifelong resident of Hamilton County, was a partner in a grocery store operation at Route 14 and the Macedonia Road. He was a member of Macedonia Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Versa HALL JOHNSON; six sons, Keith, Delbert, Loyd, Gordon, Jerry and Kenneth JOHNSON, and one daughter, Mrs. Coney (Vera) CRAIN. He also leaves eight grandchildren; five step granchildren and two step great grandchildren; two brothers, Everett and Willard JOHNSON, and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie FOWLER, Mrs. Dorothy BROWNING and Mrs. Golde Miller. His parents were the late Clarence E. and Dora MEADOWS JOHNSON, and he was also preceded in death by one brother, Guy JOHNSON, one grandson and one step grandson. Funeral services at Johnson Funeral Home, McLeansboro, Rev. Bruce RUSHING officiating. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery.

JOHNSON, William Carl, 77, of Macedonia, died Nov. 19, 1980 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Mr. JOHNSON was a native of Franklin County, born to Evan and Cynthia HARRIS (Dec. 30, 1902). He is survived by four sisters, Alberta BRYAN, Buffalo, NO; Alice ADAMS and Lena YOUNG, both of Centralia, and Dorothy CARSON, McLeansboro. He was married to the late Lee Rose BARNFIELD JOHNSON. Funeral services at Gholson Funeral Home, McLeansboro, Rev. Dale DANHAM officiating. Interment in Liberty Cemetery, near Macedonia.

Wife of Benton Attorney Dies, Funeral Friday
Irna W. Johnston, 78, 532 East Main Street, Benton, died Wednesday, at 8:30 pm at her home. She was the wife of William B. Johnston, Benton attorney and a member of the Primitave Baptist church in Benton. Besides her husband she is survived by her sons, William Webb Johnston, Franklin County judge and Walter C. Johnston, special FBI agent, Granite City; two brothers, Sid and Grover C. Webb, Benton; a sister Mrs. J.H. Elrich, Downens Grove, and seven grandchildren. The body will lie in stte at the Mitchell funeral home in Benton after 5 pm today. Funeral services wil be conducted Friday at 2 pm at the First Baptist church in Benton by Elder T. Leo Dodd, pastor of the Primitave Baptist church, assisted by Rev. William Bohn of First Baptist church. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery in Benton. [Oct 26, 1960]

Clora E. Jones, 84, a resident of Orange County, N.Y. since 1966, formerly of Illinois, died on Monday, December 19, 2005 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, N.Y., following complications of a massive heart attack. She was employed by the United States Military Academy at West Point as the supervisor in military finance for 20 years until her retirement in 1984. Born in Sesser, Ill. on August 30, 1921, she was the daughter of the late William and MaLinda Cook Wright. On February 2, 1974, she married George J. Jones in Cornwall, N.Y. Mr. Jones survives at home. Other survivors include her sons Perry Clevenger and his wife, Patty of Sesser, Ill., Jerry Zilinskas and his wife Carol of Ridgefield, Conn.; a daughter, Barbara Knapp and her husband George of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Melanie Smith and her husband Gary of Walden, N.Y.; a sister, Etola Braley of Modesto, Ill.; a brother, Wathan Wright of Valier, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Bryan and Brent Clevenger, Cathy Giordano, Michael Zilinskas, Michelle and David Knapp, Jennifer Van Leeuwen and Belinda Orr; 4 great-grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Tyler and Justin; and numerous relatives and friends whom she loved and cherished. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Brayfield- Gilbert Funeral Home, 102 W. Callie Street, Sesser, Ill. A Funeral service will begin on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Bearpoint Baptist Church, Sesser, Ill. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106. Local arrangements are under the direction of McHoul Funeral Home Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. To send the family an online condolence, please visit" [Times Herald 12/20/2005]

JONES, FAY JACK Christopher Fay Jack Jones, 95, of Christopher, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with the Revs. Dean Guymon and Jerry Aken officiating. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Gilbert Funeral Home Mr. Jones was born on March 8, 1904 in Mulkeytown. He was the son of James Newton and Maggie Bayless Jones. He married Eunice Taylor. He was a retired carpenter from the Carpanter's Local in Du Quoin, IL. Mr. Jones was a member of the Mulkeytown Christian Church. Survivors include his children, Carol Sue Bridges, Du Quoin, IL. and Peggy Cralli, Chicago, IL., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Eunice Jones.

Harold Levi Jones, 79, died at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. He was born on Aug. 28, 1919 in Lawton, North Dakota to Omer and Millie Haithcoat Jones. On Feb. 3, 1941, he married Virginia A. Marquis Jones. She survives. Mr. Jones was an Army veteran of WW II, serving from Dec. 1, 1942 to Dec. 1, 1945. He had worked for James River Paper Co. in Kalamazoo, Mich. He is survived by his wife Virginia A. Jones, Benton, one daughter Bonnie Cutler, Campbellsville, Ken., three grandchildre, one great-granddaughter and one sister Helen VanHorn, Marion. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Byron E. Jones, two brothers and two sisters. Graveside funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 at the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton with the Rev. Carroll Toler officiating. Morton and Johnston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William A. "Bill" JONES, 78, 403 S. Rain St., West Frankfort, died at 8:50 a.m. today in Union Hospital, after a one-week illness. Mr. JONES was born Sept. 15, 1881, in Old Frankfort. His parents were John R. and Nancy C. PALMER JONES. Mr. JONES was a lifetime West Frankfort resident. His wife, Lula, died in 1953. Mr. JONES, a retired miner, last worked at Old Ben 9. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 8317 and the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. He leaves a daughter Mrs. Leland YESKE of Witt; sister Mrs. Mary JONES of Lawrenceville; brothers Cole L. of West Frankfort and James B. of Johnston City; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. The place will be announced. Friends may call at Reedy Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Saturday. Other arrangements are incomplete.

Funeral services for William A. "Bill" JONES, 78, 403 S. Rain St., West Frankfort, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Cecil WALKER, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Williamson Prairie Cemetery, south of West Frankfort. Friends may call at Reedy Funeral Home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Fri, Jan 22, 1960 Sunday, Jan 24, 1960

JONES, William C
W.C. Jones: The death of W.C. Jones occurred 15 Feb. 1915 at his home in the southwest part of Benton of pneumonia. He was born near Browning Hill 10 Feb. 1836 and had just passed his 79th birthday. He is survived by his wife whom he married 25 Dec. 1855, his daughter Clarinda, wife of W.R. Browning and an only brother, John R. Jones of Rend. Two children, Evan and Minnesota Jones, died after reaching maturity. Together he and his wife joined the Baptist Church early in their married life. Until 8 years ago they lived on a farm near his birthplace when they removed to Benton. About 4 years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis which had left him in a feeble condition. Burial at Browning Hill Cemetery.

Moses Jordan was on of the first settlers of this county, died on Thursday 11 Nov 1875. Mr. Jordan was born in the state of Tenn. and immigrated to Illinois in 1804. He lived in this county and within two miles of Benton until his death. Mr. Jordan served with distinction in the Black Hawk War. He leaves a wife Jemima Molberly Jordan and numerous grandchildren to mourn his loss. His loss will be felt by a host of family and friends. His remains were interrened in the Memorial Park Cemetery (Old City Cemetery) Benton, h/o Jemima Molberly, s/o Elias & Rachel Jordan, Black Hawk War-Sgt Major-Capt George PBoyer's 1st Brigade2nd Regiment IL Mta. [Submitted by: A.E. JORDAN]

William JORDAN, 58, Detroit, Mich., and former West
Frankfort resident, died Thursday in Detroit. He was employed as a clerk. He leaves son Edgar of West Frankfort; brother Marshall of West Frankfort; sisters Mrs. Hampton JULIAN and Mrs. Leo SHYMANIK of West Frankfort, Mrs. Harold BRAFFORD of Oak Lawn, Mrs. Bill GAUGER of La Grange and Mrs. Harry OVERBEY of Carpentersville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Walker Funeral Home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Glen WHEELER, pastor of the West Frankfort first Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Friday,Jan 15, 1960

Dewene Hartley Judge, 84, of La Verne, passed away June 25, 2005 at home. She was born November 9, 1920 in Sesser, Illinois and had been a resident of La Verne since 1930. She was a manicurist for 20 years; a business owner in Pomona and a volunteer at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dewene is survived by her daughter and son in-law Linda and Larry Barbee of Upland; grandson Billy Adkins of Santa Monica; granddaughter Kelly (Ray) Rico of La Verne; great grandchildren Phillip and Sherry Rico of La Verne and Tarin Adkins of Alta Loma; great great grandchildren Victoria and Jessica Rico of La Verne and one sister Jackie Wright of Pomona. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday June 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at La Verne Cemetery. Todd Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Whittier Daily News, Whittier, CA, 28 Jun 2005


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