Illinois Genealogy Trails

Franklin County, Illinois
Obituaries "M"


MALAK, DOLORES
Christopher
Dolores Malak, 95, of Christopher, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, in Benton Health Care. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser, with the Rev. Gary Farthing officiating. There will be no visitation, everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is handling the arrangements. She was born Feb 26, 1909, in Christopher, the daughter of Robert and Alice (Stower) Lowery, who preceded her in death. She married Harry Malak, July 20, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1995. She was retired as a cook in a school. Survivors include a sister, Bernadine Porter, of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.


MALKOVICH, DAN L
Magazine publisher Dan L Malkovich of Benton died of an apparent heart attack last night in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Malkovich, founder and publisher of Outdoor Illinois recently renamed Illinois, collapsed in his hotel room in San Antonio after taking a walk and was pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was in Texas to speak at a meeting of a group devoted to the preservation of historic sites in Texas. He was a widely known figure in conservation, environment and outdoor recreation circles. A native of Benton, born here December 20, 1926 to the late Mike and Goldie Stanisha Malkovich, Mr. Malkovich founded the magazine in 1962 and had published it since. At the time of his death he was in the process of moving the headquarters of the publication to Makanda where he was restoring a historic structure in that community as headquarters for the business as well as an experiment in the renovation of old structures. After graduating from Benton high school Malkovich served in the 82nd Airborne Division in the World War II era. Later he attended the University of Missouri, graduating from the school of journalism there in 1951. From then until he began the magazine he was advertising director for the Benton Evening News. He was credited with founding the original Red Lake Association in 1954. That was the group which led the drive in Franklin and Jefferson counties for the vote which created the Rend Lake Conservancy District which ultimately led to the building of Rend Lake. Mr. Malkovich was for several years an official of the Illinois Department of Conservation and was acting director of that agency in 1970. An ardent outdoorsman and conservationist, he was an official of many organizations which shared those concerns. He had been a director or trustee of the Illinois Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the Shawnee Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Illinois Park and Recreation Foundation, Historic Architecture Resources, Inc and Les Compaignie des Amis de Fort Chartres. The latter group was devoted to preserving the remains of the first French settlement in Illinois. He was a former director and vice president of the Illinois State Historical Society and was the host to the annual meeting of that group in Benton one year. He also had taken a role in several civic activities and for the last two years had been director of the southern Illinois American Cancer Society fund drive. He also had been president of the Benton high school board of education. He is survived by his wife, Joe Anne Choisser Malkovich; two sons, Danny Malkovich, Benton and John Malkovich, Chicago, and three daughters, Mrs. Melissa Galassini, Mobile, Ala; Miss Amanda Malkovich, Philadelphia, PA., and Miss Rebecca Malkovich, at home. He also leaves two grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Anne Marie ;Mickey; Taylor, Benton. He was the nephew of Mrs. Mamie Jones and Mrs. Mollie Wynn, both of Benton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hobbs Johnson Funeral Home in Benton. The family has suggested that those who wish to memorialize Mr. Malkovich could so in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
[Benton newspaper dated March 6, 1980][submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]


MANIS, ISAAC
Isaac Manis was born March 26, A.D. 1827, married Leannah Webb, March 6, A.D. 1846 and to Mrs. Harriet Britton, January 9, 1870 and to Mrs. Sarah A Dillon, December 9, 1900. He died April 20, 1907, his age being 80 years, 25 days. He joined the Regular Baptist church, called Middle Fork, located in Webb's Prairie, some fifty years ago, and served as church clerk forty-one years. He also held the office of clerk and recorder of Bethal Association of Regular Baptists for many years, and was only relieved from these offices on account of bad health and extreme age. There was never a charge brought against Brother Manis by the church during this long half century. He was always found filling his seat at his church when he was able, never allowing frivolous excuses to hinder him. He loved his church and stood by his convictions through all the trials and tribulations of life. He held the office of Magistrate for a number of years. He was a good husband, father and neighbor. To know him was to love him. A good man has gone from among us; only for a little while. He sleeps while his soul rests in the Paradise of God, only to await the resurrection, to-wit, the redemption of our bodies.
[submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]


MANIS, SARAH S. (?) BETTES DILLON
Sarah S. Dillon was born July 10, 1841, was married to William Bettes, January 3rd, 1854, to Wilson Dillon December 18, 1862 and to Isaac Manis, December 1, 1900. Died April 20, 1907, aged 66 years, 9 months and 10 days. She joined the Salem Regular Baptist church at Benton, Illinois, about 26 years ago, and remains a fatithful member until her death, always glad to be able to meet with those she loved at church. She was truly a good wife, mother and neighbor. A Christian lady has fallen in Israel. Our loss is her eternal gain. Aunt Sally sleeps that peaceful sleep that knows no waking until the resurrection morning, when we hope to meet her at the throne of God. May their children be blessed with that sweet hope, that they too may meet them in the sweet by and by. Both were taken sick on the morning of April 11, at the same hour, and after nine days of intense suffering they passed away within the same hour. For convenience heir funeral was held at the Ewing Missionary Baptist church and was preached by Eld. W. C. Arnol of the Regular Baptist church of Crossville, Ill, to a crowded house. Their friends are numbered by their acquaintances. Truly two veterans have fallen asleep in Israel. Each of the deceased have a large family of children, grand and great grand children, who all join in extending their sincere and heart felt thanks to the neighbors and friends for their timely and aid and sympathy in this hour of bereavement.
[submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]


MANNEN, ADA BELLE
WIDOW OF JEROME MANNEN IS DEAD
Mrs. Ada Belle Mannen, widow of Jerome Mannen, died at 6:10 o'clock this morning at her home, 2600 west Broadway. Her age was 81 years, three months and nine days. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.W. Harvey officiating, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time up until the funeral hour. Mrs. Mannen was born November 25, 1865 in Ewing, the daughter of Milton C. and Evaline (Hunter) Ingram. She was married to Jerome Mannen, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1930. Mr. Mannen was a prominent business man, farmer and paving contractor. Mrs. Mannen was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gus Jackson and Mrs. Ralph W. Kettelkamp of Springfield, ILL.; one sister, Mrs. E.M. Thurmond of Marion; a brother, M.C. Ingram of Ewing; two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A son, Ted, preceded her in death.


MARCHE, JULES
CHRISTOPHER MAN DIES; SERVICES SET FRIDAY
Jules MARCHE, 78, Christopher, died at 4:30 a. m. Wednesday in the McLeansboro Nursing Home where he had been a patient eight days. Mr. MARCHE was born Aug. 13, 1881, in France. He had been a Franklin County resident 50 years. He had no survivors. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Russell Funeral Home, where friends may call. The Rev. W. D. BERRY, Christopher First Baptist Church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery, east of Christopher. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill , 28 Jan 1960


MARKS, CHARLES
CHARLES MARKS RITES SET FOR THURSDAY
Funeral services for Charles MARKS, 71, of rural West Frankfort will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort. The Rev. Everett BEATY will officiate. Burial will be in East Fork Cemetery near West Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Mr. MARKS was taken to Union Hospital, West Frankfort, about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday suffering from an apparent heart attack. He died at noon Tuesday at the hospital. He retired in 1967 from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church southeast of West Frankfort. A brother preceded him in death. Mr. Marks is survived by his wife, Mora; two daughters, Mrs. Donald ORR and Mrs. Jim MURPHY, both of West Frankfort; three sons, William E., Arthur and Jack, all of West Frankfort; and 12 grandchildren and 7 great - grandchildren. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Wednesday, December 29, 1971, page 17


MARQUIS, ADA LEE DIXON
Ada Lee, daughter of J. R. and Martha Lee, born Nov. 16, 1867, near McLeansboro, Ill., and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. O. Carlton, of West Frankfort, Ill., Nov 27, 1927, after a lingering illness of eleven months. She was aged 60 years and 11 days. On July 4, 1885, she was united in marriage to Thomas R Dixon of Griffin, Ind., where they lived until the death of Mr. Dixon. To this union were born three children, two of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Golda Carlton of West Frankfort survives. After the death of Mr. Dixon in 1893 the deceased made her home with her father and brother for a number of years. She was united in marriage a second time to W. H. Marquis of Macedonia, Ill., in September 1904. This union was blested with one child, Donald, who also survives his mother and makes his home in West Frankfort, Ill. She was converted at the early age of twelve years and united with the Antioch Baptist Church, of which she remained a faithful and consistent member until the Master Reaper came to say, “It is enough, come up higher and enter into the joys of the Lord.” Thus there has been an experience of 48 years in which she served the Lord, and it can be said of her as it was of David of old, “And she served God in her own generation.” One of her greatest delights was to be in attendance upon the services at the house of God. She delighted to be in her place and bear her part of the load of Christian service. One of the sweetest tributes that can be expressed of anyone is that of a well spent life, and in this one we may say that a full half century of such service in serving God and rearing a family to do likewise is a joy to her unspeakable, as she has heard the summons of God. May such an example be emulated by all her relatives and friends. She had been confined to her bed for the past eleven months. In the latter part of July she was removed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carlton, in West Frankfort, where she was nursed and cared for by the best of medical science and tender affection that only a daughter could give. She did not want for anything, but bore her afflication and pain in the Spirit of the Christ, saying that she would like to live, but if it were the Lord’s will that she was ready to go. She often expressed her hope of heaven and mentioned to her loved ones the need of being ready to meet her in heaven. She leaves to mourn he loss a husband, W. H. Marquis, of Macedonia, Ill, three sisters, Betty Phillips, Louisa Benbrook and Lillie Goss; four half-brothers, Rev. R W Lee of West Frankfort, Jim Lee of McLeansboro, John Plasters and Jarret Plasters, both of Macedonia, and her aged mother, Mrs. Martha Lee of McLeansboro, Ill, who is past her 90th milestone in life; one daughter, Mrs. H. O. Carlton and one son, Donald Marquis, both of West Frankfort; one step-daughter, Tona Marquis Lee; three grandchildren, Wilma Carlton of Murfeesboro, Tenn, Maurice Carlton and Betty June Marquis of West Frankfort. Besides all these there are a great host of relatives and friends to miss her in the walks of this life, but all have the assurance that, if the lives of all such are well spent there shall be a happy reunion around the throne of God. One sister, Minnie Lee, and brother, Emeson Lee, with whom the deceased made her home for years after the death of her first husband have preceded her in death, as well as two half sisters, Mrs Sarilda Vise and Clara Reed. “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” So as we think of these words of our Master we may only say that we sorrow, but not as those who have no hope in Christ, therefore, we now resign our wills to His and say, “Lord, we know that thou dost best.” Thou, thou alone, shall dwell forever, And still shall recollection trace In fancy’s mirror, ever near, Each smile, each tear, upon that face __ Though lost to sight, to memory dear.
Submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader


MARTIN, KYLE LEE
Kyle Lee Martin, 21, of Benton died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Brady Cemetery in Akin, officiated by the Rev. Robbie Smith. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Poulson Funeral Home in Benton. Kyle was born Sept. 16, 1986, in West Frankfort, the son of David Lee Martin, who survives in Cooksville, Tenn., and Tabatha Renee (Willis) Lash and Billy Maxwell, who survive in Benton. He also is survived by close friend, Matia Tarrence of Benton; grandparents, Mike and Janice Fletcher of Thompsonville, Ronald and Sue Willis of Benton, Bud and Connie Martin of Tennessee, and Sandy and Brenda Woolzey of Mulkeytown; great-grandmother, Mable Picantine of Benton; brothers, Carl Lash, Dillon Martin and Dalton Martin; and sisters, Christy Lash and Cassandra Lash. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, John and Margaret Hall; great-grandmother, Dorothy Allen; great-grandfather, Lego Picantine; and great-uncles, Bill Hall and John Picantine.
Benton Evening News Wednesday, June 25, 2008


MARTIN, MAGDALENE
MRS. MARTIN DIES
Mrs. Magdalene Martin, 79, of 1406 E. Poplar St., West Frankfort died at 8:45 a. in. today in Union Hospital, West Frankfort. She injured herself in a fall at her son's home in West Frankfort Christmas day and bad been in the hospital since then. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery, West Frankfort. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN, Monday, January 4, 1971
Submitted by Pat Hardenstine


MARTIN, RUBY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI
Ruby MARTIN, 92, of Cape Girardeau, a former Thompsonville resident, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2003, at the Chateau Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis PRICE officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in the East Fork Cemetery, West Frankfort at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4. Mrs. MARTIN was born Jan. 8, 1907, in Franklin County, the daughter of Arthur L. and Ida M. (ING) ROTRAMEL. She married Randall MARTIN on May 28, 1947 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1967. Mrs. MARTIN was an active member of the Antioch United Methodist Church, West Frankfort. She retired from the Franklin Hospital in 1977 where she worked as a registered nurse. She was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and had attained the rank of Lieutenant. She is survived by two sisters, Marian DENSORD, Green Valley, Ariz, Wanda ROTRAMEL, Huntington Beach, Calif., several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Mrs. MARTIN was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Carl and Wayne ROTRAMEL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home. [Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Mon 2 June 2003 issue]


MARTIN, WILLIAM T.
William Thomas MARTIN, 73, was dead on arrival at Mercy hospital at 1 a.m. today, where he was rushed after suffering a heart attack at his home, 1492 Rose avenue. He had been under a doctor's care since 1961. He suffered a heart attack last November. Mr. MARTIN was born June 6, 1882 in Sesser, Franklin county Illinois. A farmer, he came to Benton Harbor in 1929 from Tamaroa, III. He is survived by his wife, who before their marriage April 21, 1908 in St. Louis, Mo., was Marguerite Jane JOHNSON, and two sons and three daughters, Raymond MARTIN and Mrs. Sherman (Mary) LEE, of Benton Harbor; Everett MARTIN, of St. Joseph; Mrs. Delmar (Wilma) PARKER, of New Buffalo, and Mrs. Theodore (Viola) RICE, of Tamaroa, Ill. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. MARTIN was the last of a family of six children. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 at the Dean & Dey Brothers chapel. The Rev. Guy WALSH of the Benton Harbor Tabernacle will officiate. Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Dean & Dey Brothers mortuary.
The News-Palladium,Benton Harbor,Michigan,Thur.,Dec. 29,1955,Page 10


MATHIS, INMAN "BUCK"
McLEANSBORO
Inman "Buck" MATHIS, 97, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday June 2, 2003, at Enfield Health Care Center in Enfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003 at the Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, with the Revs. Robert SEFRIED and John LEE, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery, Macedonia. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday to the funeral home. Mr. MATHIS was born in Broughton on July 9, 1905, the son of Lewis Edward and Lora (MARSH) MATHIS. He married Bessie (DARNELL) MATHIS and she died on Dec. 31, 1993. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church, Macedonia. Survivors include a sister, Lena PAGE of West Frankfort; son-in-law, P.G. DYE of Macedonia; nieces and nephews, Ava Laverne MILLER of McLeansboro, Marion INGRAM of Gurnee, Bill INGRAM of Albion, Casey MOORE of Macedonia, Hugh MOORE of Mississippi, Jeanine MOORE of Montana, Novena FORBES of Oregon, Harold MATHIS of Troy, Edward MATHIS of Florida, Phyllis CLOUD of Gillespie, Emaline DORRIS of West Frankfort, Lewis PAGE of Mulkeytown, Joe PAGE of the Phillipines, Estel BEATTY of Ewing. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and two sisters.
[Benton Evening New, Benton, IL, Tues 3 Jun 2003 issue]


MATLAVISH, JOHN KENNETH
CHRISTOPHER
John Kenneth MATLAVISH, 81, died on Monday, June 9, 2003. A Mass will be held a(t) 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Christopher with Father Steven POOLE officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Tamaroa. The Gilbert Funeral Home of Christopher is in charge of arrangements. Mr. MATLAVISH was born on Dec. 25, 1921, in Christopher, the son of John J. and Nettie (MENDELL) MATLAVISH. He was married to Ruby MATLAVISH. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church, and the Christopher American Legion. He was a retired mail carrier and mortician. Survivors include one brother, Honey (MATLAVISH) TAYLOR of Orlando, Fla; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
[Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Tues 10 May 2003 issue]


McADOO, ELIJAH
ELIJAH McADOO TYPHOID VICTIM
Died at the Home of His Parents East of Benton Last Friday Elijah McAdoo died at the home of his parents, Mr Joseph L and Mrs Mary E McAdoo, two miles east of Benton last Friday, July 22, 1921, of typhoid fever after a comparatively short sickness. He had reached the age of 18 years, 7 months and 9 days. He was born Dec 13, 1921. Elijah was of a disposition to make friends. He was a member of the Class of 1922 of the Benton Township High School and was held in very high esteem by faculty and class associates. His sister, Emma, was a member of the same class, the two being very loving and companionable. His industrious nature was demonstrated by the fact that his afternoons after school hours and his Saturdays were spent behind the counter and at the time of his illness was a trusted and appreciated clerk at the H & M store. As a child and as a young man he was always kind, affectionate and obedient to his father, mother and sister, who are heart broken over the great loss. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents Saturday afternoon, Rev Marshall Jones officiating, interment faollowing at the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery.
(Benton newspaper)[submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]


McADOO, ROBERT
Robert McAdoo, born Nov. 1, 1868, WilliamsonCo, Il and died June 27, 1922 at his home near Thompsonville, age 53 years, 7 mos., and 26 days. married Irene Rotrammel, in 1890/ Children; Ray, Sylvia, Perry, Jessie, Nettie, Tom and Helen. ray and Nettie are deceased. member of Union Church. Burial; Pleasant Grove, Rev. Hamilton and Jones, officiating.


McAFOOS, C.J.
Ewing
28 Mar 1933 issue
C. J. McAFOOS, 84, died at his home in Ewing, Illinois early last night. He spent most of his life on a farm near Frisco Hill, a few miles from Ewing. His wife died 1 year ago. He is sv/b 5 sons and 1 daughter: Fred of Benton, Vincent of West Frankfort, Roy, Henry and Harry of Ewing, and Mrs. J.T. LESLIE of Jefferson City, MO. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery. Obits & Tidbits 1930-1935 (PULLIAM) pg 51, 28 Mar 1933 issue


McAFOOS, FRED
Benton
Fred MCAFOOS, Benton, Dies
Fred B. MCAFOOS, 78, a Benton businessman and a former member of the Benton grade school board, died Monday in Doctors Hospital, Carbondale, after a long illness. He founded the F. B. MCAFOOS and Co. farm implement store in Benton. He worked in Whittington before moving to Benton in 1919. He was active in the Mississippi Valley Farm Equipment Dealers Association. Funeral services for Mr. MCAFOOS will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Benton's First Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen PHILLIPS of Benton officiating. Friends may call this evening at Mitchell Funeral Home, Benton. Burial will be in Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery, Benton. He was the son of C. J. and Martha SPURLOCK MCAFOOS. His wife Ita died in 1958. He leaves daughters Mary Louise PERKINS of Carbondale, Virginia Lee JONES of St. Albanes, W. Va., and Martha Jane HAYSE of Homewood; sons John M. of Benton and Robert C. of Ashville, N. C.; a sister Ella LESLIE of Corpus Christi, Tex.; a brother Roy of Aurora and 13 grandchildren.
The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Tuesday,Sept 13, 1966


McCHESNEY, LYNDELL B.
West City
Lyndell B. McChesney, 74, of West City died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, in the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Poulson Funeral Home in Benton, with speaker Dean Smith officiating. Burial with military rites will be held in Brady Cemetery in Akin. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday to the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Marty McChesney and envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. He was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Akin, the son of Jimmy and Edith (Smith) McChesney. He married Marty (Smith) McChesney, who survives in West City. Mr. McChesney was a self-employed lawnmower repairman for more than 25 years in West City and an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Marty McChesney of West City; daughters, Joy Burton and husband, Mark, of Granite City, Christine Thomas of Benton, Diane Miller of West City, Terry Neal of Mt. Vernon, Susan McChesney of Aransas Pass, Texas, Edie Curtis, West City, and Tamara McIntosh, both of West City, a very special friend/daughter, Jean Ann Williams of Benton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Wanda Clark of Macedonia, and Betty Curry of Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Jimmy Dale McChesney, who died Feb. 8, 1996.


McCLERREN, ZOLA
Benton
Zola McClerren, 88, formerly of West Frankfort and Thompsonville died on Aug. 27, 1999, in the Severin Intermediate Care in Benton. Services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with the Rev. Joe Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thompsonville. Friends may call after 5 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. McClerren was born on Feb. 16, 1911, in Thompsonville, the daughter of Tilmon and Harriett (Wharry) Reed. She was married to O.C. McClerren, who died in 1981. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church and had attended the Heights Church of God most recently. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Ann Bradley of Oak Brook; five grandchildren and their spouses; four great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Lola Coleman of Park Forest. Her parents, husband, and one son, Norman McClerren.


McCOLLUM, STANLEY D
BODY OF STANLEY McCOLLUM TO LEAVE NEW YORK TODAY
S D McCollum received a telegram yesterday stating that the remains of his son, Bat. Sergt. Maj. Lawrence Stanley McCollum would leave New York City at 10:30 this morning and would arrive in Benton over the E & EI. It is not known positively when the body will reach Benton but the parents and his friends are sure that it will be here in time for funeral services Sunday afternoon at which time Rev J L Meads will officiate. All members of the American Legion are requested to meet at the Legion Hall Staurday night for a meeting for arrangements. A full attendance is desired.
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STANLEY McCOLLUM FUNERAL SUNDAY
Was First Benton Soldier Killed in War--Funeral Largely
Attended
The mililary funeral of Sergt-Major L Stanley McCollum, 2d Bat. 130th Inft., 33d Div., Sunday, was one of the most impressive of any ever held in Benton. Deceased was the first of the Benton soldiers to fall in action, was the soldier the local American Legion Post was named for and is likely the last to be returned from overseas. So the occasion of his funeral was something out of the ordinary. Mr McCollum was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs S D McCollum. He was born in Benton Oct 25, 1890 and was killed in the battle of Meuse-Agronne, at Septsarges Wood, France, Oct 8, 1918, seventeen days before his 28th birthday. He was a brave, courageous soldier, honored and respected by all his comrades. The body remained at the residence of his parents after its arrival on the C&EI train at 8 o'clock Saturday morning until 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and many friends of the family called to offer sympathy and condolence to the bereaved family. Besides the parents, these survive--Miss Pearl, the sister, and Herbert, the brother. Shortly before 2 o'clock Sunday, members of the American Legion, headed by the band, went to the residence and accompanied the reamins to the Christian church where Rev J L Means delivered a beautiful and sympathetic eulogy upon the deceased. He was followed by Lieut. Col. O. C. Smith who spoke feelingly of his personal contact with deceased. The male quartet, composed of Messrs. Brownlee, Taylor, Ward and Philp, all service men, furnished very beautiful and suitbable music and V H Center approproiately sang Holy City. At the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery the American Legion took charge of the services and gave Sergt. Major McCollum a true military burial. This part was impressive indeed and since it possibly marks the last burial of an overseas veteran killed in battle, it will long be reverantly remembered.
[submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]


McCORMACK, DELLA
Della McCormack Dies In Benton
Mrs. Della E. McCormack, 83 of 1012 E. Main Street, Benton, died Monday at her home. She was a lifelong Franklin County resident, the daughter of the later Sam and Emma Strain Wilson, she was married to Alva McCormack, who died in 1946. They operated a general store on East Main street in Benton. Mrs. McCormack leaves a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Mooris of Benton, sister, Mrs. Eric Beckman of Mt. Vernon, four grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Poulson-Freeman Funeral Home of Benton. The Rev. William Bohn will officiate. Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.
Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Illinois) 1969 February 18


MCCOWEN, GLEN
GLEN MCCOWEN SESSER DIES
Glen McCowen, 47, of Sesser, died Saturday at Miners Hospital of an apparent Heart Attack. He was born April 2, 1921, in Waltonville. He was an insurance salesman. He leaves his wife, the former Barbara Penrod of Sesser; His mother, Mrs. Lola McCowen of Sesser; a step-daughter, Judy Loman of Bonnie; a step-son, Gregory at home; half sisters, Mrs. May Haley of Waltonville, Mrs. Ruth Harris of Tamaroa, Mrs. Dorris Cockrum of Waltonville, and Mrs. Fay Campbell of Benton; and a step-brother David McCowen of Waltonville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Brafield Funeral Home, Sesser with the Rev. Tracy Dees officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today
Southern Illinoisan Sunday, November 24, 1968


MCCREAKEN, CHARLES D.
CHARLES D. MCCREAKEN DIES IN WEST FRANKFORT
Charles D. McCreaken, 63. of 708 W. St. Louis St., died Friday of an apparent heart attack. He was found unconscious in the 700 block of Southern Logan street and was dead on arrival at Union Hospital, West Frankfort. He was born Aug. 3,1905 in Sorento, the son of Arte and Amy Cunningham McCreaken. He was married to Irma Manion, Nov. 16, 1929, in Benton. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Frankfort and Local 9111, United Mine Workers of America. He was a retire miner who last worked at Orien 3, coal mine near Waltonville. He his wife; brothers, Paul and Dayton both of West Frankfort; sister, Mrs. Naomi Gunn of West Frankfort, Mrs. Hal Dunning of Carbondale, Dorothy Durham of Centralia, Mrs. Max Brunton of West Frankfort, Mrs Val Beardon and Mrs. Joe Britton both of Houston, Tex. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Union Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with the Rev. T. H. King and the Rev. Lavern Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in West Frankfort. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Southern Illinoisan Sunday, November 24, 1968


MCDONALD, FRANK
Benton, formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., shot and killed John Marovich at the Keller mine,near sesser,ten miles north-west of benton and then killed himself. The men had an arguement over some furniture McDonald purchased at Marovich's store. [13 nov 1915]


McENDREE, EBER
Funeral services for Eber MC ENDREE will be Thursday at 2 pm in Morton-Johnston
Funeral Home in Benton
Mr. McENDREE 83, of 1207 South Main Street in Benton died Tuesday, December 17, 1985 at Franklin Hospital. The Rev. Patrick Murphy will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton Visitation at the funeral home will be Thursday from noon til the service Memorials may be made to any charity. Mr. McENDREE had beeen an independent oik producer in the area for 30 years and was President of E and L McENDREE Corp. and a member of the Illinois Oil and Gas Association. he had also been an employee of the Railway Expresss agency and had worked for Crystal Salt Company for 28 years. Mr. McENDREE was a native of Clay County, Illinois, born March 20, 1902 to Lewis and Alma (JOHNSON) MC ENDREE. On July 24, 1933 he married Lucille GREEN MC ENDREE He is survived by his wife, a son James MCENDREE at home, a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Ernest Glenn of Lake Benton. A sister, Mrs. C. Y. (Ruby) CRAVENS of Benton, a brother Calvin MC ENDREE of Cape Girardeau, Mo and a sister-in-law Mrs. Raymond (Aileen) MC ENDREE of Benton. Precededing him in death was a daughter, Melinda, his parents, brothers: Charles, Fred and Raymond and a sisters, Blanche.


McENDREE, FRANCIS MARION
Francis M. McEndree, 60, died at his home, 210 Buchanan street at 1:30, having been in failing health for some time. He was born in Xenia, June 6, 1884, but had been a resident of Benton for more than thirty years. For a long time he followed his trade as a watch maker and operated a jewelry store here. Of late years he had been employed in one of the state institutions. Besides his widow, he is survived by five children; Lowell, Frank, Mrs. Helen Gibbs, Mrs. Madge Lewis of Benton, and Mrs. Jean Hankins, of Pontiac, Mich., and two brothers, Louis and William also of Benton. Funeral Services were conducted at the Freeman Funeral Home this afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. Dr. D. B. Weeks and the Rev. Minton followed by interment in the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery.
Benton Evening News July 30, 1944


McENDREE, FRANK MARION
Benton Evening News January 10, 1980
Frank M. McEndree, Benton, Dies
Frank M. McEndree, 67, died Wednesday at his home, 600 Buchanan Street, in Benton. Mr. McEndree was a lifelong resident of Franklin County. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jean Arnhart, Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Helen Gibbs, Lake City, Minn. His wife, Lenore Clayton McEndree, died January 17, 1978, while he was also preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Madge Hanks McEndree; a brother, Lowell McEndree, and one sister, Madge Lewis. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton. The Reverend H. V. Knight will officiate. Interment will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Whittington. Visitation at the funeral home will be after p.m. Friday.


McENDREE, MADGE
Death Claims Mrs. McEndree
Mrs. Madge McEndree, wife of Frances McEndree, passed away late yesterday afternoon at the family residence on North Frisco Street. Deceased is survived by her husband, four children, two boys and two girls, and several other relatives. Funeral services will be held at ?? o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist church.
Benton Evening News, page 1 November 25, 1931


McENDREE, MARTHA CORMEN
MRS. McENDREE DIES
Services Set Thursday
For Benton Woman
Mrs. Martha Cormen McENDREE, 48, of 506 N. McLeansboro St., Benton, died at 6 a.m. today at her home, following a six weeks illness. A lifelong resident of Franklin County, she was bookkeeper for the Benton Township relief office. She was a member of the Benton First Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, Lowell F.; son, Thomas Lowell, at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. RICE of Benton; sister, Mrs. Mildred MANIER of Benton; brothers William F. RICE and Wallace C. RICE, both of Benton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Poulson-Freeman Funeral Home, Benton. The Rev. William BONN will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Tuesday, October 30, 1962, page 14


McFALL, HELEN A.
Mrs. Helen A. McFALL, wife of W.W. McFALL, died at home 10 Sept. 1905, after being in poor health for a year. She sustained a light paralytic stroke some time ago. In an effort to relieve her, she was taken to the best physicians in Chicago and St. Louis and had been taken to Colorado with the hopes of benefitting her. When her condition became worse, she was taken to the Battle Creek Sanatarium but was brought home a week before her death unimproved. She belonged to one of our oldest and most prominent families in Benton, being the oldest daughter of Judge William A. and Susan DENNING. She was born in Benton 12 June 1841. On Sept. 22, 1867, she married Mr. McFall, who survives, along with four daughters: Mrs. A. L. ESKEW, Mrs. G.C. CANTRELL, Misses Gussie and Pearl McFALL, and a brother and sister: M.A. DENNING and Mrs. William WALKER. Early in life she united with the M.E. Church. Burial at Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery.
[Obits & Tidbits 1905-1909 (PULLIAM) pg 14, 8 Sep 1905 issue]


McFALL, WILLIAM W.
Funeral services for W. W. McFALL, for many years a prominent citizen of Franklin Co., will be held tomorrow at the Methodist Church in Benton, with burial at the Masonic and I.O.O.F. Cemetery south of the city limits of Benton. He died very suddenly some days ago while on a visit to one of his daughters in Los Angeles. His remains will arrive tonight. [Daily American 1921-1924 West Frankfort, IL, pg 17-18, 28 Dec 1922 issue]
**note: born:31 Aug 1844 died:22 Dec 1922; son of John MCFALL and Jane CANTRELL


McGHEE, WALTER E.
HAMEL, IL--Walter Eldridge McGhee, 94, of Hamel, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at home.  He was born May 30, 1919 in Ewing, Ill., son of Thomas E. and Lurillia (Cozart) McGhee, now deceased. He married Flora E. Bedwell Jan. 10, 1938 in Thebes, Ill.  She survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Edna (Bill) Clutts of Collinsville, Rosie (Ray) Allen of Wood River, Phyllis (Bill) Catalano of Maryville and Carl (Janice) McGhee of Hamel; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death were his parents, Thomas E. and Lurillia, nee Cozart, McGhee; six brothers; one sister, and four grandchildren. He was a member of Edwardsville Masonic Lodge 99, Ainad Shrine; in 1930 he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps that helped build the Lodge and Giant City Park in Galconda, Ill., bottle washer at Colonial Dairy for many years, and worked at Walmart for 15 years; retired as an assembly man.  He owned and operated B and W Used Auto Parts, Edwardsville, for 27 years. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Saksa Mateer Funeral Home, where Masonic funeral services will be at 1 p.m. by Edwardsville Masonic Lodge 99.  Burial will take place at Roselawn Cemetery in Bethalto.   -- [The (Alton, IL) Telegraph, Aug 2013; submitted by Donna Knight]


McKANE, EUREKA TATE
Funeral services for Eureka McKane, 64, of Route 1, Benton, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. McKane died 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 1976, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. She was born July 6, 1911 to Edward and Bessie Burgess Tate. She married Orvil McKane who preceded her in death. She was formerly of Zeigler and Johnston City. Survivors include three brothers, Gerald Tate of Zeigler, R. J. Tate of Chicago, and O. C. Tate of Norcross, Ga. She was preceded in death by a sister, and a brother.
SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN, MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1976
(there is a note on the paper stating it should be March 30.)
Submitted by Pat Hardenstine


McKINNEY, JOHN FRANKLIN
John McKinney, 38 died Sunday, April 12 at 1:30 pm at the Moore County Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nora Rea of this city; three brothers, Walter, Len and Glenn, of Benton and Earl of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Trapper of Benton and Mrs. George Severin of Chicago. For several years McKinney was supervisor of the Veteran's Hospital in North Port, Long Island, but at the time of his death he was employed in a defense plant at Blatimore, MD. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Steel City Baptist Church with Rev Fred Gulley officiating. Interment will be at the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery with the Freeman Funeral Home directing. Benton Evening News - hand written 4-12-1942

John Franklin McKinney, son of Leonard and Mrs. Nora McKinney, was born Oct 16, 1903 and departed this life April 12, 1942 at the age of 38 years, five months and 26 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Sutton on Sept 4, 1934. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. Mattie McKinney of Carthage, NC, his mother, Mrs. Nora McKinney Rea, two sisters, Mrs. George Severn of Chicago and Mrs. Louis Trapper of Benton, and four brothers, namely, Walter, Len and Glen of Benton, and Earl of North Chicago and a host of relatives and friends. His father preceded him in death in February, 1926 and one brother in 1918. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Benton Evening News - no date


MCKINNEY, S. HAZEL
PEORIA
S. Hazel McKINNEY, 96, died at 4:56 a.m. at the Rosewood Care Center in Peoria. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Dwight JONES officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Saturday until time of service to the funeral home. Mrs. McKINNEY was born July 4, 1906, in Benton, the daughter of Daniel and Eliza (KEARNEY) SMITH. She married Lawrence McKINNEY on Oct. 4, 1924 in Benton. He died on Feb. 2, 1975. She was formerly employed by the Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville for 15 years until her retirement in 1965. She was a member of the Eakin Grove Baptist Church in Benton. Survivors include one daughter, Billie FITE and husband Baxter Jr. of Peoria; two grandchildren, Baxter FITE III and wife Marilou of Peoria, Marsha ZIELINSKI and husband Mark of Peoria. Memorials may be made to Methodist Hospice Services and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time. [Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Wed 4 June 2003 issue]


McKINNEY, WALTER
Walter McKinney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard McKinney, was born Nov 9, 1911 and departed this life July 5, 1942 at the age of 30 years, eight months and five days. He was married to Miss Estella Gulley on Nov 18, 1939. To this union one child was born to bless this home, her name Miss Loreta Fae Ann McKinney. Walter leaves to mourn his departure his wife and daughter, his mother, Mrs. Nora Ray (should be Rea) McKinney; two sisters; namely, Mrs. Angie Severel (should be Severin) of Chicago and Mrs. Lovie Trapper of Benton; three brothers, Glen and Len McKinney of Benton, and Earl McKinney of North Chicago; and a host of relatives and friends. Those preceding him in death are as follows: his father, Leonard McKinney; two brothers, Otha and John McKinney. Walter had spent his entire life in and around Benton making a multitude of friends wherever he went. Everyone who came in contact with him enjoyed his fine disposition and realized they had made another fine friend. Though Walter was just in the prime of life he had fulfilled his mission and God issued the summons and Walter answered the call. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and in the community in which he lived.
Benton Evening News - no date


MCGLASSON, MARION S.
Sarasota, Florida
Marion S. McGlasson, age 89, passed away on April 22, 1999, at his home in Sarasota, Florida. Memorial services were held at the Church of Palms Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, with the Rev. Bruce Parker, officiating. The body was cremated with interment in Sarasota. Marion was born Dec. 12, 1910. His parents were the late Scott and Flora McGlasson, all former residents of the Mulkeytown area. He grew up in the house presently known as the historic Silkwood Inn Museum, being a descendant of the original innkeeper, Brazilla, Silkwood. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bernice McGlasson, of Sarasota; his sister, Elizabeth McGlasson Howell, of Florence, Oregon, and several nieces and nephews.


McINTOSH, William "Jerry"
WILLIAM "JERRY" McINTOSH DIES IN BENTON HOSPITAL
William "Jerry" MCINTOSH, 71, 704 S. Locust St., West
Frankfort, died at midnight Sunday in Franklin Hospital, Benton, after a six-week illness. A miner, Mr. MCINTOSH was born May 30 1883, in Providence, Ky. He belonged to the West Frankfort First Christian Church. He leaves his wife Macie; sons Earl, William and Leroy, all of West Frankfort, Eugene of Joliet; daughters Mrs. George FOLLIS, Mrs. Thomas CARLISLE, Mrs. Delbert HARPOO, Mrs. Steve TOTH, Mrs. Thomas BARRA, all of West Frankfort; Mrs. Joe BLACK of Canoga Park, Calif., sisters Mrs. Maggie LOFTON of Providence, Ky., Mrs. Sue JOHNSON of South Whittington, Ind., brothers Roy of Chicago, Wade of Evansville, Ind.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. D. B. SHAW, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Friends may call at Union Funeral Home.
The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Monday,Jan 18, 1960


MCLAIN, REBA MARIE
Thompsonville
Reba Marie McLain, 77, of R.R. #2,died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in her home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. McLain was born on April 16, 1922, in Moberly, Mo., the daughter of Watt Kribbs and Carie (Long) Kribbs. She married Jesse L. McLain on Oct. 10, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1998. She was a retired State Hospital employee from Manteno. Survivors include a son, Ronald McLain and wife Brenda, of Manteno; a daughter, Wilma Buffington, Monroe, Mich.; nine grandchildren; Donald McLain and wife Lisa, Thompsonville' Lisa McLain,, Ritzville, Wash. Regina Carroll, Newport, Mich; Steve Buffington, Monroe, Mich.; Phyllis Stein, Monroe, Mich.; Donna Buffington, Monroe, Mich.; Aaron McLain, Manteno, Scott McLain, Manteno; Nikki Zelm, Manteno; eleven great-grandchilden, Joshua Zelm, Lindsay McLain, Jessica McLain, Kendra McLain, Morgan Brooks, Shane Buffington, Siearra Bain, Brian Stein, Corey Stein, Shantell Mullins, Frank Carroll, and a brother, Watt Henry Kribbs, Jr., Cairo, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Muriel Lopez. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association, and will be accepted at the funeral home.


MCPHERSON, GLADYS LEONA
Plumfield
Gladys Leona McPherson, 88, of Plumfield, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler, with Brother Joe Hamon officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. McPherson may be made to the Plumfield Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. She was born Dec. 13, 1916, in Plumfield, the daughter of Alvadus and Anna (Hubbard) Davis. She married Joe McPherson on Oct. 17, 1936. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1971. Mrs. McPherson was a member of the Plumfield Christian Church in Plumfield. She has worked at Allen Industries in Herrin and at Herrin Hospital as an assistant supervisor. Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Ella Jane Arnow and husband, Burton, of Deerfield, Elizabeth McPherson, and Rebekah McPherson, both of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Bradley McPherson and wife, Kay, of Shreveport, La., and Ronald Leroy McPherson and wife, Judy, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ina Mae Klym of West Frankfort. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Irene Bullock of Overland, Mo.


MCQUINN, MARY ALICE
FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR CHRISTOPHER WOMAN
Mrs. Mary Alice MCQUINN, 49, Christopher, died at 11:55 p.m. Thursday in Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin, after an illness of several months. She was a dental assistant in St. Louis, a member of the Eastern Star, White Shrine and the Methodist Church. She was born March 21, 1910, in Johnston City, the daughter of Roy and Ethel MCMACKIN. Her husband, Thomas Leslie MCQUINN, died on March 16, 1952. She leaves mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Grover ROGERS; sons Leslie of Pekin and Harry Paul of Edwardsville; five grandchildren and brother Harry MCMACKIN of St. Louis. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Christopher Methodist Church, with the Rev. John NALL, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.
The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Friday,Jan 15, 1960


MELVIN, PAULINE
Pauline, daughter of Earl and Anna Melvin, born Jan. 1, 1922 and died July 4, 1922 at Mores Hospital. 5 mos. 27 days old Surviving are the parents and grandparent Mr. amd Mrs. Alvin Eickelman and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Melvin, great grandmother; Mrs. A. E. Eickelman. Benton Newspaper July 20, 1922


MERKEL, GEORGE
GEORGE MERKEL DIES; RITES TO BE FRIDAY
George D. MERKEL, 23, of Sesser died at noon Wednesday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon. He had been ill several months. He was born July 31, 1940, in Sesser, the son of Noble and May BRADEN MERKEL. He was file clerk in the state license bureau, Springfield, before he became ill. He leaves his wife, the former Joyce RHINE; children, George Jr., 4, Robert Alan, 3, and Paula Ann, four months; sisters, Mrs. Neva SULSER of Sesser, Mrs. Nina CHRISTMAN of Millstadt and Wanda MERKEL of Sesser; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison BRADEN and Mrs. Carrie MERKEL, all of Sesser. Funeral services will be at 2p.m. Friday at Horse Prairie Baptist Church northeast of Sesser, Rev. Hugh MOORE and Rev. Wayne THOMAS will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. Friends may call at Brayfield Funeral Home, Sesser.
The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Thur,Dec 26, 1963


MILLER, ALEXANDER
Alexander MILLER, of Dahlgren, killed in action in France. [THE TIMES - 1918 Aug 8 paper](Reference: Hamilton County, Illinois Death Records Volume II 1901-1920 by Dessie Hunt Harrelson)


MILLER, ALSEY SPENCE
Mrs. Alsey SPENCE MILLER d Mar 11. B Mar 26, 1850. M to William Thompson MILLER Mar 15, 1866. He prec her just 1 mo & 7 days ago. Had 7 ch, 6 sur, William, Frank, Albert, Mrs. Lydia MYERS, Mrs. Kate WHITE & Etta, 4 bro, & 2 sis. Bur Mt. Pleasant Cem. [THE TIMES - Apr 13 1916](Reference: Hamilton County, Illinois Death Records Volume II 1901-1920 by Dessie Hunt Harrelson)


MILLER, ANNA CARLTON
MILLER, Anna Carlton, 84, of 1954 Hood St., was dead on arrival at 9 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Miller was born at Macedonia (1879), and had been a resident of Springfield for three years. She was a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Gertie MILLER of Springfield, Mrs. Gladys BAIN of Moline, Mrs. Genevieve HAYES of Springfield and Miss Mary MILLER of Moline; two sons, Kenneth of Eldorado and Carlton of Springfield; one brother, Marshall CARLTON of Macedonia; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth HUTCHCRAFT and Mrs. Ethel GIBBS, both of Macedonia, Mrs. Cora BUTLER of Mount Vernon and Mrs. Nellie Zelhart of Maros; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services at Macedonia Methodist church. Interment at Macedonia Cemetery. Remains removed from Ellinger & Kunz Funeral Home to Drake-Hobbs Funeral Home at Benton. (Died 1963).


MILLER, CARLTON
MILLER, Carlton, 66, of 807 Edwards St., died at 3 a.m. Jan. 2, 1981 at
Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Macedonia, the son of John and Anna CARLTON MILLER, and was a member of First Church of Nazarene. Mr. MILLER was an office supervisor at Allis-Chalmers before his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; one brother, Kenneth MILLER of Eldorado; four sisters, Gertie MILLER of Springfield; Gladys BAIN of Moline, Genevieve HAYES of Springfield and Mary CAMPAGNA of Silvus. Services at First church of the Nazarene, Rev. Dale HORTON officiating. Arrangements by Boardman-Smith Funeral Home. Interment in Rochester Cemetery.


MILLER, GERTIE L
MILLER, Gertie L., 87, of Springfield died 6:12 p.m. Apr. 14, 1989 at Heritage Manor. She was born Dec. 2, 1901 in Macedonia, the daughter of John H. and Anna CARLTON MILLER. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Miss MILLER was a membr of First Church of the Nazarene. She was formerly employed by Elder Shirt Factory in McLeansboro, retiring in 1960. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Genevieve) HAYES of Springfield, Gladys BAIN of Moline, and Mary CAMPAGNA of Silvis; one brother, Kenneth MILLER of Eldorado; one neice and six nephews. Services at Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, Rev. Jack KOVALICK and Rev. Roy ROGERS officiating. Interment in Rochester Cemetery.


MILLER, JOHN HENRY
MILLER, John H(enry), 46, died at his home in Macedonia, Oct. 17, 1923. He was born May 27, 1877. He was married to Anna CARLTON, Jan. 26, 1899. To this union was born nine children: Mattie, Gilbert and Goldie all of whom died in infancy. Remaining children are: Gertie, Gladys, Kenneth, Carlton, Genevieve and Mary Alice. "At the age of 16 he was converted during a revival conducted by Rev. HODSON at the M. E. Church in Macedonia and joined this church, living a consistent Christian life to the date of his death, active in public worship, always lending helpful aid, giving of his time and means for the support and spread of the Gospel. No call for church benevolence was ever turned away without his liberal support. His home life was ideal. He took great pains in trying to teach his children to be useful, indutrious, courteous, and to live true Christian lives. Many pages could be written about our departed brother but it was his request that a short obituary only be read."


MILLER, LON
MILLER, Lon, 49, of West Frankfort, died early Nov. 1, 1947 at the McLeansboro Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Miller lived for several years in Macedonia, but for the past few years has lived near West Frankfort. Surviving are the following children: Joe, Hiram and Byron MILLER, Mrs. Herman BEHN, West Frankfort; Nadine MILLER, Macedonia and Mrs. Glen FISHER. Bible Grove. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Clo WACHOB, Canyone City, CO.; Rose HUTCHCRAFT and Willie MILLER of Macedonia. Funeral services at Macedonia Methodist Church. Interment in Tower Height Cemetery, West Frankfort.


MILLER, WILLIAM THOMPSON
William Thompson MILLER d at home, Thackeray, Jan 4, age 75-8-25, b in Washington, Guernsey Co., Ohio Sep 9, 1840. M to Alesy SPENSE Mar 15, 1866, had 4 boys and 3 girls, 1 dec. Veteran of Civil War. Sur by wife; 6 ch, William Frank, Albert, Lydie MEYERS, Kate WHITE, & Etta; 7 bro; & 1 sis. Bur Mt. Pleasant Cem. [THE TIMES - Jan 13 1916](Reference: Hamilton County, Illinois Death Records Volume II 1901-1920 by Dessie Hunt Harrelson)


MILTON, LUCILLE G.
Belleville
Lucille G. Milton, nee Dorris, 76, formerly of Benton, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999 at Four Fountains Nursing Home in Belleville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the First Christian Church, with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery, Akin. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and after 10 a.m. on Thursday at the church.The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Milton was born on Feb. 9, 1923, in West Frankfort, the daughter of Troy and Helen (Bryant) Dorris. She married Joseph Allen Milton on May 28, 1941. She was a homemaker and active in her community of Benton as a member of the First Christian Church. She was a Welcome Wagon hostess, and a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her children, Virginia and husband Ted Farmer of Belleville, Carol Casserilla of Jefferson City, Mo.; and Joe and wife Karen Milton of Swansea; a sister, Sybil and husband Al Truitt of Monroe, Louisiana; seven grandchildren, Alan and wife Kari Farmer, Bob and wife Christina Farmer, Caryn and husband Jim Boeschen, Brian and wife Carrie Casserilla, Matthew, Monica, and Mark Milton, six great-grandchildren, Kassi, Korby, Kalli and Austin Farmer, Parks and Phoebe Boeschen; a dear sister-in-law to Josephine (Glenn) Watkins, and dear aunt. Her husband Joe, an infant daughter, Mary Ellen, her parents, and a brother, Troy C. Dorris and son-in-law, Larry Casserilla preceded her in death.


MINNICK, BARBARA (GRUNDA)
Benton
Barbaa (Grunda) Minnick, 70 died on Friday, July 9, 1999, in her home. No services will be held. She requested cremation. The Poulson Funeral Home, Benton, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Minnick was born on May 24, 1929, in Schnaittach, Germany, the daughter of George and Margaret Soergel. She was married to Robert Minnick. He survives. She was a retired baker. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Linda Gocha of Martinsville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Erik and Aimee Gocha, also of Martinsville; two sisters, Betty Furnkas of Nurnberg, Germany and Ann Joyner of Tarboro, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert B. Ridge Jr.


MITCHELL, JOHN RUSSELL
Venice, Florida
John Russell Mitchell, 78, formerly of Christopher, died on Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in the Venice Hospital. Services will be held Monday, June 28, at 11 a..m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Mitchell was born in Christopher on Oct. 12, 1920, the son of Otto A. and Peachie Ann (Monteith) Mitchell. He married Ruth Rath on May 21, 1943, in Carbondale. She survives. He was a retired special agent in the F.B.I., and was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and American Legion in Christopher, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Venice Shrine Club, Hump Pilots Assoc. (Cbi Theatre) and the Jacaranda West Country Club in Venice. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Ruth Mitchell.


MITCHELL, VIRGINIA
Benton
Virginia Mitchell, 70, of 305 West Fifth Street, died at 8:22 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 1999, in her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

MODGLIN, James A.
Coal Fall Kills Miner
West Frankfort, Ill., (IP)—Funeral services were held Monday for James A. MODGLIN, 48-year-old miner killed In a coal fall at the old Ben No. 9 mine here. Modglin was buried about 15 minutes when three tons of coal fell underground in the shaft Friday. He died less than two hours after he was taken to Union hospital. [The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Tues. Nov. 15, 1949]


MOFIELD, WALTER
Walter MOFIELD, 93, of 910 W. Concord St., Marion, died at 7:30 a.m. today, Aug. 19, in his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1882, in Williamson County, the son of Martin and Emily GRAVES MOFIELD. He was married to Vada ISAACS on Dec. 24, 1906, in Williamson County. Mr. MOFIELD was a member of the Williamson County Farm Bureau. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are his wife; daughters, Helen MILLER and Hazel NOLEN, both of Marion, and Hallie PARKS of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Myrtie HANDKINS, of Crab Orchard. Preceding him in death were a son, a daughter, a brother and a sister. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mitchell Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Marion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.
The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Thur,Aug 19, 1976


MONTGOMERY, HARRY B. Jr.
SESSER -- Harry B. Montgomery Jr., 76, who had recently returned home to Sesser, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon.Mr. Montgomery was born on Sept. 30, 1928, to Harry B. Sr. and Artie M. (Cockrum) Montgomery, in Barren Township in Franklin County.Mr. Montgomery was united in marriage to Imogene Boswell, his wife of 55 years, on Nov. 27, 1949, and she survives.They were blessed with four children, 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren: Terryl Montgomery and children Josh, Amanda and Ashley; Rhonda Hutson and husband Terry and children Ryan Huie and wife Jennifer and daughter Rylin, Joel Huie and wife Ammie and son Grant and Darren and Kaitlin Hutson; William B. 'Hoppy' and wife Lori Montgomery; Jennifer Montgomery Phillips and husband Mike and sons Christopher and Colton; and Marcy Arnett and husband Darren and children Adreanna Harvey and husband Jason and daughter Presleigh and Jeremy, Vanessa, Samantha, Jared, April and daughter Mekaela. Mr. Montgomery was preceded in death by his brother, Billie Jean; three sisters, Ila Flatt and Alene and Wanda Montgomery; and two nephews, Farrell and Jim Flatt.Services for Mr. Montgomery will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, in Davis Funeral Chapel, located on Illinois 148 and Park Street Road in Sesser. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Stephen Gray and Sister Connie Keyes officiating. Burial will be in Hammonds Cemetery.


MONTOYA, ARTHUR
Benton
Arthur Montoya, 80, of Benton, died at 4:41 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 1999, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with Pastor Rod Joplin officiating. Burial, with Military Rites by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from noon until the funeral hour on Tuesday to the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Mr. Montoya was born on Dec 22, 1918, in Zelma, Cal., the son of Nick and Louise (Carbahal) Montoya. He was married on Dec. 26, 1945 in Benton, to Norma (Neal) Montoya. She survives. Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb. 14, 1940, he retired on Feb. 14, 1960. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served in the Black Cat Command in Guadalcanal. He was in the Battle of Midway, and was VP Command of Black Cat 12. Arthur was a member of the Benton Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Norma; three sons, Nick Montoya and wife Lisa of Benton; Richard Montoya and wife Mary of Glenview, Gordon Montoya and wife Katie of Brandon, Fla.; grandchildren, Nicole and husband Terry, Quentin, Scott and wife Laura, Allison, Daniel, Elyse, Clarissa, Whitney, Kerby; great-grandchildren, Dillon, Cody and Alisha; two brothers, Henry Montoya of Columbus, Ga., Fred Montoya of Hanford, Ca.l.; three sisters, Laura of San Franciso, Cal., Julia of Fresno, Cal. Dollie of Butte, Mont. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Connie and by one brother, Augusta (Auggie) Montoya.


MOONEYHAM, DANIEL
"Major Daniel Mooneyham was born in White County, TN, Nov 4 1823 and died in Benton ILL, Jan 3 1906. He moved with his parents to Franklin Co, ILL about the year 1838, and has ever since resided in the county. He was united in marriage with Mary Ward in the month of February 1842. To this union was born four children namely, John, who died in infancy; T.M. Mooneyham who resides in Carthage, MO; Nannie, wife of Andy Weston, having died several years ago; and W. S. Mooneyham who died in 1902. His wife died several years ago, and he was afterwards (in the year 1888) married to Mrs. Caroline Kelley of DuQuoin, ILL, who has since died. He leaves surviving him T.M. Mooneyham, his son Maj. William and S. Mooneyham, his brother and a half sister who resides in Oklahoma, and also some grandchildren, nephews and nieces and a host of friends who morn his departure." He was a soldier in the war with Mexico, having enlisted some time in the year 1847, and was a second lieutenant of his Company. He marched with his comrades over the plains to the City of Mexico and was at the surrender of the city. He was honorably discharged from the service at the close of the war. He was a solider of the Union army in the War of the Rebellion, having enlisted on September 11, 1862, in the 110th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and having greatly assisted in raising the regiment he was elected and commissioned the first Major of the regiment. He went with his regiment to the south land and was injured at the battle of Stone River by his horse falling upon him and being unable for further service he resigned his command February 5, 1863. He petitioned Benton Lodge No. 64 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, February 3 1849, passed March 10 1849 raised March 29, 1849, and was afterward made a Royal Arch Mason, and was such t the time of his death. He lived a consistent, upright member of the Masonic Fraternity and took an active interest in his lodge. He was the oldest Mason in Franklin County. He joined the Missionary Baptist church about the year 1872, and has ever since lived a faithful Christian life At his death he was a member of the Second Baptist church in Benton, and his interest in his church was held above all things else. His life was one of business activity. He was for many years in the mercantile business with his brother-in -law, John Ward. After dissolving partnership with Mr. Ward he was engaged in farming and stock buying, and was for many years proprietor and owner of the Benton Flouring Mills, retired from business about three years ago residing in Benton. Most every body in Franklin County was acquainted with Major Daniel Mooneyham. He was a friend to the poor. He never turned the needy away empty handed. He was kind almost to a fault. He loved his fellow man, and although he led an active busy life, he never forgot his duty to God his church his lodge or his fellow man. His health has been failing for about a year, and his death was the result of a general breaking down of his system. His life was an exemplary one and worthy of emulation. He lived the life of a Christian. He died a Christian. He has gone to his reward which is a crown of righteousness for those who love the Lord. His funeral was conducted at the Second Baptist church in Benton, _?__-day, Jan 4, 1906, by Revs. Laban Estes and J.A. McClintock. His remains were laid to rest in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery.
[submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]


MOONEYHAM, MADELINE E.
79 of Springfield, Missouri and a formeer resident of Benton died at Hill Haven Nursing home on"Monday Feb 4, 1991 Graveside services at1:30 pm Thursday at Ewing Cemetery under the direction of Morton-Johnston Funeral Home of Benton. Visitation from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. MOONEYHAM was born December 15, 1911 in Ewing the daughter of George and Laura (KING) TACKWELL. She married Randall MOONEYHAM and he died in 1965 Survivors include ason George R. ROSE and wife Jane of Springfield, Missouri and two grandchildren, Robbie and Jay ROSE of St. Louis and one sister Georgia BUDD of Chicago. Preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister and two brothers.


MOONEYHAM, Major WILLIAM
Lose Oldest War Veteran
Benton, August 13..In the death of Major William Mooneyham, aged 102, Illinois lost its oldest war veteran. Mooneyham was a captain in the militia at 19 and was elected sheriff of Franklin County in 1854-55. He was one of the oldest Masons in Illinois, entering a militia lodge in 1862. Mooneyham was attached to the 81st Illinois Infantry as sergeant at arms. He was a friend of Stephen A. Douglas and John A. Logan. He was married three times and is survived by ten children, 32 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois) 1921, August 13


MOORE, ALMA EDITH
Sesser
Alma Edith Moore, 84, died at the Pinckneyville Skilled Care at 6:25 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999. Services will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, Sesser, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Moore was born on June 9, 1915, in Clifford, the daughter of Louis Edward and Emma (Scheller) Kossak. She was married to William Albert Moore who died on July 18, 1984. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Sesser. Survivors include two daughters, Marla Fay Wright of Pinckneyville and Billie Kay Webb of Sesser; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Kossak, Ariz.


MOORE, DESSIE (LEFLER)
Dessie MOORE, 74, of 147 W. 9th Place, Mesa , Arizona, formerly of the Benton area, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1975, in the Mesa Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz., after a short illness. She was married to Earl MOORE, who preceded her in death. Mrs. MOORE was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Mesa, Ariz. Survivors include daughters, Marie MITCHELL of Grant's Pass, Ore. And Jo Ann SIMS of Benton; sons, Lewis of Quemado, Tex., the Rev. George MOORE of Bridgeport, Bill of Mesa, Ariz., a brother Roscoe LEFLER of Two Rivers, Wisc.; and a sister, Mrs. Leo MERKEL of Lakeworth, Fla. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the North Benton Baptist Church with the Rev. Clinton Woodfin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hobbs-Johnson funeral Home in Benton. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Wednesday, December 31, 1975, page 10


MOORE, EARL V.
EARL MOORE RITES IN BENTON FRIDAY
Earl V. Moore, 63, Rt. 2, Benton died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home. He was a retired coal miner last working at Orient No. 2 Mine. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America, Local 1265. He was a member of Jackson Grove Baptist Church. A 50 year resident of Franklin County, he was a son of the late John C. and Lena Aiken Moore. He married Ruth Dillon. Mr. Moore leaves his wife; children, Mrs. Marilyn Speerly and Gerald Moore of Morton, Jack and James Moore of East Peoria and Mrs. Jerri Ruemmler of Ewing; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Aleta Davis, Mrs. Opal Loman, Mrs. Billie Arnold and Paul and Dale Moore of Benton, Mrs. Helen Deane of Chicago, Mrs. Edith Marlow of Herrin, Mrs. Lois Fiveash of West Frankfort; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Poulson-Freeman Funeral Home of Benton. The Rev. Adolph Swingle will officiate. Burial will be in Jackson Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Southern Illinoisan Wednesday, November 20, 1968


MOORE, ERNEST L.
Ernest L. MOORE, 85, of 115 S. 9th St., Benton, died at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday in Franklin Hospital in Benton. Mr. MOORE was a member of the Forest Baptist Church in Benton. He was a retired farmer. He was born Aug. 11, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. John C. MOORE. He was a lifetime resident of Franklin County. Survivors are his wife, the former Mary WEBB; two sons, Carl of Olney and Harold of Benton; two daughters, Dorothy RICE and Helen WOODLAND, both of Benton; a sister Fleta BROWN of West Frankfort; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. in the Mitchell Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. Adolph ZWENGEL will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Wednesday, April 30, 1975, page 31]


MOORE, GEORGE EARL
George Earl MOORE, Sr., 72, a retired coal miner and farmer, died at 5:35 a.m., Tuesday, at the family home on Rt. 2, Benton, following a long illness. Mr. MOORE last was employed at Orient. No. 2 as a coal miner and since was a farmer located six miles northeast of Benton. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the North Benton Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Dessie LEFLER, four sons, Lewis, Bill, Rev. George E. and Rev. John (Bob) MOORE, all of Benton, two daughters, Mrs. Marie S. MITCHELL of Sylmar, Calif., and Mrs. Joan SIMS of Benton, and four sisters, Mrs. Edna LEWIS, Mrs. Mag EUBANKS and Mrs. Lillian MILLER, all of Benton, and Mrs Ethel LAXTON of Harrisburg. Fourteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the North Benton Baptist Church by Rev. I. E. Miller and Rev. Hobart Peterson. Interment will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of the Drake Funeral Home in Benton where the body will lie in state after 6.p.m. today.


MOORE, HARVEY
Benton
HARVEY MOORE DIES FRIDAY IN BENTON
Harvey MOORE, 73, of 1012 E. Webster St. Benton, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Franklin Hospital, Benton, following an illness of six weeks. Born March 20, 1895, Mr. MOORE was a son of Pea and Addie PHILLIPS MOORE. He was a retired coal miner, World War I veteran, a member of Local 1265 of the United Mine Workers of America, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton. Mr. MOORE is survived by his wife Loma, a daughter Mrs. Virginia ANDERSON of Union Groves, Wis.; sisters, Mrs. Delia STONER of Benton, Mrs. Ada NEAL of Elgin and Mrs. Edith AUSTIN of Chicago Heights; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today in Hobbs Johnson Funeral Home of Benton with the Rev. William BOHN officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.
The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Sunday,Oct 20, 1998


MOORE, HUGH
MOORE, Hugh, 70, of Coos Bay, Oregon, died Dec. 26, 1983, in Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Mr. Moore, a retired Baptist minister, was a former resident of Macedonia. He was a native of Hamilton County, born Nov. 25, 1913, to Silas and Nella SIMS MOORE. He was a veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, Barbara LAIRD MOORE; two sons, Casey MOORE, Macedonia, and Hughey MOORE, Byhalia, MS., and two daughters, Novena FORBES, Beaverton, OR., and Jeanine AITKIN, Point, TX. He also leaves 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a sister, Miss Ruth MOORE, Havana, FL. Funeral services at Ten Mile Baptist Church, Rev. Everett LEMAY officiating. Arrangements through Gholson Funeral Home, McLeansboro. Interment in church cemetery.


MOORE, LAWRENCE
Lawrence Moore died at his home 1 mile south of Logan on June 16th, with burial at Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery, Benton. He was born 18 August 1852 at Posey County, Indiana, the fourth child of ten born to Emsley and Jane Barton Moore. The children of his father's family were: Elizabeth Dimmick, Mary Crawford, John B Moore, Lawrence Moore, Robert Moore, Seth Moore, Aaron Moore, Thomas Moore, D F (Doctor Franklin) Moore, and Simeon Moore. Lawrence was the last surviving child. In 1856 his parents moved to Crawford's Prairie, Frankln County, Illinois. On 14 November 1872, he married Mary (Margaret Rebecca) Finney, she passed away 20 years later. Two children blessed this union, Millard Moore and Maude Gunter, both survive. On 6 September 1895, he married Allie Norris. He and Allie had 3 sons: (Thomas) Mills Moore, (Joseph) Smith Moore and Arlie (Lawrence) Moore. Smith Moore died 7 Jul 1921. Lawrence untied with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a farmer and operated a general store at Logan and Parrish. Also survives by 17 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 2 great (great) grandchildren. 20 Jun 1946 [submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]

MOORE, LOUISE L. "SIS"
Benton
Louise L. "Sis" Moore, 90, died at the Franklin Hospital in Benton on Thursday morning Aug. 19, 1999. She was born in Benton on June 9, 1909 to John A. and Elizabeth Werner Ludwig. On Dec. 6, 1951, she marries George S. Moore, he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1983. Mrs. Moore was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton and a member of the Boneyard Boccie Ball Club. She is survived by three nieces, Bette-Jon Schrade, Sydney McLain and Cathy Ludwig-Bell, four great-nieces, Heather Ludwig, Jodi Ludwig, Caitlin Bell and Courtney Bell, and two great-nephews, Josh Bell and Scott McLain. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Katherine Ludwig and Marie Ludwig Schrade, two brothers, John (Pokey) Ludwig and Harry Ludwig and one nephew, Michael Ludwig. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton with the Rev. Jack Wolfe officiating. There will be no visitation. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Morton and Johnston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Benton.


MOORE, LOWELL V.
Benton
Lowell V. Moore, 63, died at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 1999, in his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, in the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ken Tiffin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to the funeral home. Mr. Moore was born in West Frankfort on May 14, 1936, the son of Valley Paul and Mary (Prior) Moore. He was a carpenter and a member of the Benton Church of God. He is survived by: 3 daughters: Loretta Krutsinger and husband Steve of Bourbonnais, Mary Lutz and husband Will of Benton, Crystal Bleeker and husband Pete of Texico; three sons, Jim Moore and wife Denise of Kankakee, Tom Moore and wife Tammy of Bradley, Lowell Moore II of Benton; eight grandchildren; one brother, Arnold Moore and wife Daisy of Benton. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, by one sister, Dorothy, and by one grandson. Memorial donations may be made to the family.


MOORE, LUCY B
Lucy B Moore was born September 16, 1867, and died on the afternoon of November 5th, 1927. She was the daughter of Willis B and Elizabeth King and was a member of one of the oldest and best families of Franklin county. Her great grandfather, John Browning, came to Illinois in the year 1804. He was the first preacher of the Baptist faith inn this county. On November 18, 1888, she was married to George W. Moore. Their married life was happy and ideal and was broken only by the death of her husband on January 29, 1922. To them were born a son, Edward K, and two daughters, Daisy and Jennie, wife of Willis Payne. Daisy died in the year 1907. Mrs. Moore is also survived by her brother, Edward King, her sisters, Mrs. Thomas Quillman and Mrs. Milton Stanford and by five grandchildren. On November 18, 1898, Mrs. Moore was baptized into the fellowship of the Ewing Baptist church ad she was a faithful and consistent member until her death. Among the Persians, there is a proverb: "God could not be everywhere and therefore he mad mothers." Mrs. Moore in her life exemplified the highest ideals of motherhood and wife hood. She found the fundamental truth that a woman's greatest sphere of usefulness is in the home and the church. She lavished her affection on her children and her grand children and they returned it in the fullest measure. Her kindness to those in distress will long be remembered. Mrs. Moore was a good woman. She performed her every duty faithfully. After a well spent life of sixty years surrounded by her children and grandchildren, among the flowers she loved so well and nurtured so tenderly,, "God's finger touched her and she slept." Of her may be truly said: "She has fought a good fight, she has finished the course, she has kept the faith."
[submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]


MOORE, NELL B.
MOORE, Nell B., 91, of Rt. 1, Macedonia, died at 7:05 p.m. Nov. 20, 1969 at her home. She was born Nov. 27, 1877 in Macedonia, the daughter of Martin and Saline BARNETT SIMS. In 1902 she married Silas L. MOORE who survives. A member of the Union Baptist Church, Mrs. MOORE leaves her husband, two sons, Howard MOORE of West Frankfort, and Hugh MOORE of Portland, OR., a daughter, Ruth MOORE of Carmi, seven granchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services at Gholson Funderal Home, McLeansboro, Rev. I. E. MILLER and Rev. Gene RISTER officiating. Interment in Antioch Cemetery.


MOORE, RILEY
DEATH CLAIMS UNCLE RILEY MOORE TODAY
Civil War Veteran and Pioneer Citizen Succumbs After Lingering Illness Death came at 4 o?clock this morning to relieve the sufferings of Uncle Riley Moore, age 87 years 9 months and 24 days, who has been in failing health for the past few years and the early part of this week contracted pneumonia which hastened his death. Uncle Riley, as he was known by all his friends, was born July 2, 1839 on a farm at the north end of the present site of the dam on Lake Moses, northeast of this city and has lived all his life there and in Benton. He was married in 1871 to Miss Mima A Swofford and to this union was born four children, John I., Harry, Florence and Clara all of whom have preceded him in death excepting John I of this city, Clara dying in infancy, Harry at the age of 5 and Florence at the age of 27. He was a veteran of the Civil War having enlisted in Company ?I? 31st Illinois Infantry on September 18, 1861 serving his country until peace was declared. He was a man of true worth to his community. He was active in affairs that make for a better community and was a man whose word was considered as good as his bond. His true friendship for his fellowmen, his exemplification of fairness in all his dealings and his faithfulness as a neighbor and friend in times of distress were characteristic traits that will live long in the minds of those who knew him for his true worth. He was more or less active in former years in the republican party having made the race for sheriff of this county at one time. He has held township offices of different kinds, always serving with credit to himself and the people who placed in him such trust. Uncle Riley was a great, good man and will be greatly missed. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and son, John Ira. Military funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o?clock at the family home 115 East Washington, with Rev W A Fish officiating. Interment at the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery. [submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]


MOORE, SARAH
Services for Mrs. Sarah Moore to Be Held Here Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Moore, 79, of Whittington, who died Thursday in Chicago at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Madge Gould, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Drake-Hobbs Funeral Home. Virgil Center will conduct the service Interment will hbe in Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home. Mrs. Moore, a member of The Mother Church, the First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, Mass., was a lifelong resident of Franklin County. She was the widow of Herman Moore, who died in 1956. In addition to her daughter she leaves a son, Herman Moore Jr., San Diego, California, and a brother and three sisters: John D. Gambriel, Miss Nancy and Miss Harriett Gambriel and Mrs. Dollie Dollins, all of Benton. Two children, Mary Edith Moore and Wilson Moore, preceded her in death. Newspaper article dated 4 Apr 1963 Thursday


MOORE, WINNIE MAY JOHNSON
MOORE, Winnie May JOHNSON, 78, died Dec. 24, 1950. She was born in Middletown (Wayne County), Feb. 8, 1872, to Dr. and Mrs. John H. JOHNSON. She spent her early life in the vicinity of Macedonia where she attended grade school and at an early age she was converted and united with the Macedonia M. E. church. On April 28, 1892, she was united in marriage to James M. MOORE, a native of Hamilton County. Both families, the JOHNSONS and the MOORES are pioneer families of Illinois, the Johnsons moved to Illinois from Tennessee, being of Irish descent. The Moores, also of Irish descent, came to Illinois from Tennessee. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. MOORE: Ernest D. MOORE, of Latham, Leonard R. MOORE, McLeansboro and Mrs. Evan VISE, Macedonia. "Mrs. MOORE was a good wife, a good home maker and a good mother. She lived a good Christian life trusting in her Saviour to carry her through her sickness and her faith never waivered. Her life and influence were reflected through her home, her husband and her children and friends who knew her best. Besides her companion and children the following relatives survive: Mrs. John SIMS, Mrs. Etta HUTCHCRAFT, Mrs. Clara HANKINS, and Mrs. Omer HAYS, all of Macedonia; and the following granchildren, Wayne, Ernie, and Loleta MOORE, James M. and Norma MOORE and Evan HARVEY, James M. and Hosea r. VISE; also 2 great granchildren."


MORGAN, Marguriete
Benton
Marguriete "Meme" Morgan, 87, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999 in Severin's Intermediate Care Nursing Home in Benton. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Thompsonville. There will be no visitation. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home of Benton, is in charge of arrangements.


MORRIS, SARAH
Senaca
Sarah Morris, 63, of 206 Englewood Place, died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at the RML Speciality Hospital, Hinsdale. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Dean Severin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Morris was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Hamilton County, the daughter of Kern and Leida (Hungate) Steinsultz. She married James Edward Morris, and he died on May 18, 1978. She was a housewife. Survivors include three sons, Ed and Wesley Morris of Benton, Larry Morris of Seneca; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother, James Steinsultz, Chenoa; a sister, Edna Sandusky, Benton; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Gary Morris, a grandson, Kristopher Morris, and a brother, Norman Steinsultz.


MOSS, EUPHEMIA SUMMERS
Jan 10, 1939
Euphemia Summers Moss, daughter of Harriet Irvin and Jasper Summers, was born in Franklin Co., IL. near Akin on 16 Aug, 1868 and died 4 Jan 1930. She was wed to Frank Love Moss 28 May 1883 and lived a happy married life until death called her companion home on 22 Nov 1901. She has experience many hardships in this life, being left a widow when the youngest of eight children was only 13 months old. The children all reached maturity and seven are still living. The oldest child died 25 Nov, 1910 at the age of 25. Surviving children are: Elmer, Stella (wife of Bennie Johnson), Everett, Ervin and Chalin, all of Benton: Dorothy (wife of George Guiney) of Princeton, In. and Logan, also of this city. Euphemia was the last of a large family. Two sisters, Mrs. Martha Karr and Mrs. Schillar Hicks and three half-brothers, Robert and John Duckworth, and Orr Summers, and one half-sister, Mrs. Grace Frailey, preceded her in death. She was converted at a brush-arbor meeting in the woods, near Bethel Church, at an early age [Obits & Tidbits 1939-1940]


MOSS, JOHN M
MOSS, John (M.), 77, "totally blind for more than half a century, commited suicide last night by drowning himself in a well at his home in Macedonia....Neighbors found his body in the well today weighted down with a sack of rocks tied around his neck. No evidence of foul play was found by officials. Relatives believe despondency over his blindness caused him to take his life. He is survived by his widow." (Born Oct. 2, 1860; died June 22, 1931).


MOSS, LUCY CATHERINE
MOSS, Lucy Catherine, 65, died March 20, 1944, at Mt. Vernon, where she resided near her sister. She was a daughter of William and Martha MOSS, born Jan. 22, 1879 on a farm near Macedonia. She was married to Robert E. AIKEN Dec. 7, 1902. He passed away 12 years ago. Three children survive, Mrs. Clyde PITTMAN of West Frankfort, Robert M. AIKEN of Benton, and Chalon F. AIKEN of Springfield. "Early in life she was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist Church and for many years prior to her death was a devoted member of the Knob Prairie Church. In addition to the children, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Janie LEE of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Gertie VISE of Macedonia, and one brother, Carrol MOSS of New Jersey, and five grandchildren. Aunt Lucy, as she was known among her many relatives and friends, was known for her generosity and innate kindness. Her passing leaves a void that cannot be filled".


MOSS, MARTHA A.
MOSS, Martha A., 61, died Nov. 6, 1920. She was the daughter of Cyrus and Sarah FISHER. On April 11, 1874 she united in marriage to William S. MOSS. Six children were born to this union; John C. of Marion; Lucy C., wife of Robert E. AKIN, Akin; Janie, wife of V. M. LEE, Macedonia; Nellie B., wife of J. E. MOOREMAN, Erie; Gertie F., wife of Clyde H. VISE, Macedonia; and one daughter died in infancy. "Mrs. MOSS professed a living faith in Christ in 1874 and united with the Missionary Baptist Church at Antioch, holding the membership there until a church of like faith and order was organized at Macedonia, when she withdrew her membership from Antioch and became a charter member of the new organization at Macedonia, living, and at her death rounding out a life of duty and Christian devotion to the church and Christian religion. One of the stronger characteristics of her life was her great devotion to and love of her home and family, husband and children. She was particularly noted for her earnest devotion to her children. It is not strange or wonderful that those thus bereaved are overwhelmed with grief and sorrow at the awful, sudden and unexpected loss they have sustained. Wife and mother has left a glorious Christian example, this knowledge and the hope of meeting her again in the Christian's future home constitutes for them a pleasing consolation." Funeral services at Macedonia, Rev. R. W. LEE of Benton officiating. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery. An article in the "McLeansboro Leader" follows: "Mrs. William S. MOSS, an old and highly respected lady of Macedonia, was fatally burned last Saturday while burning leaves at her home. She had raked the leaves and set them afire when the flames ignited her apron. She attempted to put out the fire, but seeing she could not, ran to the house causing the flames to spread more rapidly, and by the time she reached the house her clothing was completely burned from her body with the exceptions of her hose. Her hair was burned from her head, but by holding a cushion over her face it was not so badly burned as was her body. She suffered agonies until about 9 o'clock when death relieved her. Her husband, who was confined to his room upstairs, rushed to her assistance as quickly as possible. He sustained severe burns on the hands and arms in trying to save his companion. Her little granddaughter (June VISE CARLTON), who lives across the street, was the only one to see her grandmother when her clothing caught fire, and she ran to tell the grandfather, but when he reached her it was too late to save her life...Mr. and Mrs. MOSS were highly respected citizens of Macedonia and have a beautiful home which they had prepared in their younger days to abide in when they became old and would no longer be able to work, and it was a happy home where visitors and friends received the kindest hospitality. The Leader joins the husband's many friends in extending its sincere sympathy."


MOSS, WILLIAM CARL
WILLIAM CARL MOSS SERVICES TUESDAY
Funeral services for William Carl Moss, 76, of West Frankfort, -will be at 1-1 a.m. Tuesday at the Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with the Rev. Max Samples officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery, West Frankfort. Friends may, call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Mr. Moss who lived at 106 S, Douglas St., died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the American Beauty Nursing Home, West Frankfort. He had been ill three months. He was born Feb. 22, 1894 in Franklin County, the son of William and Victoria Campbell Moss. He was a retired painter and interior decorator. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Frankfort. He is survived by his wife Welda of Idaho; a son, Howard of San Francisco, Calif.; a stepson, Williard Crowle of Kansas City, Mo.; one step-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Margie Vaughn of West Frankfort. SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN, Monday, January 4, 1971 Submitted by Pat Hardenstine


MOSS, WILLIAM S.
MOSS, William S., 81, died at his home in Macedonia at 6 p.m., Feb. 4, 1936. He was a son of L. C. and Sarah C. MOSS, and was born in Bledsoe Co., TN., on Oct. 1, 1854. Mr. MOSS, a retired merchant and farmer, was a faithful member of the Baptist Church of Macedonia. His wife, Martha FISHER MOSS, preceded him in death some 14 years ago. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lucy AIKEN of Akin; Mrs. V. M. LEE of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Nellie Norman of Erie, and Mrs. Clyde VISE of Macedonia, and one son, J. C. MOSS, also of Macedonia. Funeral services at the First Baptist Church, Macedonia. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery, VISE Brothers Funeral Home in charge. Before he died, Mr. MOSS wrote the following obituary to be read at his funeral. "I came with my parents to Illinois at the age of 11 years. With the exception of about three years I have lived the rest of my entire life in Macedonia and close by. I was married to Martha A. FISHER April 12, 1874. She was taken from me in a tragic accident on Nov. 5, 1920, since which time no one knows the bitter grief and sorrow that has filled my heart. To our happy union were born six children: namely, John Carol, Laure Louisa, Lucy Cathrine, Janie, Nellie Blaine, and Gertie Fay. Little Laura, a very bright, sweet little girl was taken away from us at the age of one year and nine months. At the age of 26 years, I accepted Christ as my Savior and together with my dear wife was baptised into the fellowship of the Baptist Church at Antioch by Elder Hosea VISE. When the Baptist Church was organized at Macedonia in the old school house on the hill, my wife and I joined as charter members of that organization. For many years succeeding that time in my weak and humble way I tried to support and build up the church and make a better community in which to live. But owing to circumstances and failing health for several years now I have not attended church regularly or took any active part in church work. But as the years have slipped by I have always tried to live close to my Savior and have found my faith and hopes growing brighter and stronger. I certainly thank the good Lord that He has enabled me at all times to keep hatred, malice, envy or ill will toward any person out of my heart. I have always tried to live up to the Golden Rule and do unto others as I would have them do unto me under the same circumstances. I have made mistakes and did many things that were wrong but I feel that the Blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses from all sin has been fully applied in my case. My greatest regrets are that I did not commence earlier in life and give more of my time and energies in the service of my Savior. My advise to all young people would be to give their younger days and activities to the Service of the Lord and the betterment of humanity. I leave this world hoping to meet all my loved ones and friends in the sweet by and by where there is no more sorrow, pain or parting in that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. So farewell to you all till we meet again." In addition to the above named children, the deceased is survived by the following brothers and sister: H. L. MOSS, Lincoln; J. T. MOSS of Lumberport, WV.; M. W. MOSS of Los Angeles, CA; C. D. MOSS of Marion; Mandy MEADOWS of Dahlgren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Officiating at the funeral service was Rev. H. R. MOORE of McLeansboro.


MUIR, WILLIAM A. 'BILL'
Sesser
Surrounded by his family, Willliam A. "Bill" Muir, 87, of Sesser entered into eternal rest at 2:15 p.m. Wednes-day, Oct. 13, 2004, at Memorial Hospi-tal in Carbondale. Mr. Muir was born in Sesser on Aug. 1, 1917, the son of Harrison and Nettie (Walls) Muir. He married Ge-raldine (Shepard) on Oct. 21, 1939, in Morganfield, Ky., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2000. Survivors include four children, Mary Ann Baker and husband, Howard, of Morris, Ala., Linda Howell, and husband, Gary, of Sesser, Billy Muir and wife, Roberta, of Benton, and Jim Muir and wife, Lisa Kay, of Sesser. Mr. Muir is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren, Col. Howard B. Baker, stationed in Okinawa, Mary Brazier of Mount Olive, Ala., Bruce Baker of Gardendale, Ala., Jamey VanZandt of Mt. Vernon, Lyndsay Muir of Carbondale, Mackenzie Muir of Highridge, Mo., Caleb Muir of Benton, Bailey Muir of Benton; step-grandchildren include Becky Przygoda of Pinckneyville, Frank Leffner of Ashley, Josh Conner of Carbondale, Ginger Conner of Sesser, Chuck Brewer of Mesa, Ariz., Goldie O'Connor of Meza, Ariz., and Michelle Brewer of Brentwood, Tenn. He is also survived by one brother, Lester Muir and wife, Helen, of Racine, Wis., and by 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Clyde Muir, and two sisters, Helen Muir and Hazel Muir. Mr. Muir worked for more than 40 years as an underground coal miner, last working at Old Ben Mine 21, near Sesser, where he worked for 25 years before retiring in 1983. He also worked at Old Ben mines at Valier, Buckner and Coello. He was also a 40-year member of the United Mine Workers and served as an official for UMWA Local Union 1124 where he was a member of the mine committee and a pit committeeman. Mr. Muir also served on the school board at Sesser Unit School District and was a 50-year member of the Sesser Church of God, where he was a Sunday school superintendent and teacher. Mr. Muir loved to work in his yard, was an avid walker and most importantly was a pillar to his family. His work ethic was unmatched in his children's eyes, and his strength, character and belief in God was evident until the very last moment of his life. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with the Rev. Tim Melvin officiating. His son, Jim Muir, and his grandson, Jamey VanZandt, will also offer eulogies during the memorial service. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and from 7 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Burial will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. In lieu of flowers Mr. Muir asked prior to his death that memorial contributions be made to the Maple Hill Cemetery Fund or the Sesser Church of God. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.


MUNSELL, MILDRED E. FAULKNER
Mrs. Mildred E. Munsell (Mildred Faulkner)
MRS. MILDRED MUNSELL DIES IN FRANKFORT
Mrs. Mildred E. Munsell, 54, 1308 W. Main St., West Frankfort, died at 6:15 a. m. Saturday in Union Hospital West Frankfort, where she had been a patient one month. Mrs. Munsell, daughter of James and Lucretia Faulkner was born Aug. 18, 1905, in Hamilton County. A West Frankfort resident 36 years, she moved there from McLeansboro. She was a member of the Townmount Baptist Church west of West Frankfort. She leaves husband Earl; daughter Mrs. Norma Burk of Indianapolis, Ind.; son Robert E. Munsell of Duluth, Minn.; sisters Mrs. Helen Prince of McLeansboro; Mrs. Josephine Dunmire and Mrs. Katherine Lehn, both of Warrensburg, Mrs. Madeline Setried of Sandord, Fla., Mrs. Lucille Malone of Hoseburg, Ore., and three grandsons. Funeral services will be at p. m. Monday at the Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with burial in Tower Heights Cemetery. The Rev. Harvey Kimmel of Benton will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p. m today at the funeral home. SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN SUNDAY, MARCH 20, I960 Submitted by Pat Hardenstine


MURPHY, NAOMI RUTH
Dixon
Naomi Ruth Murphy, 66, a former West Frankfort resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Northside Baptist Church in Dixon with the Rev. Daniel Bentz, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Preston-Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Murphy was born Dec. 28, 1932, in West Frankfort, the daughter of Logan Dell and Allie (Martin) Todd. She married Robert Eugene Moss Dec. 28, 1949 and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1979. Naomi married Bob G. Murphy Sr., Aug. 20, 1992 in Dixon. He survives. She was a dietary supervisor at the Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital for 28 years prior to her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Dixon, where she played the piano for many years. In addition to her husband, Bob G. Sr. of Dixon; one son, Danny Logan Moss of Clinton, Iowa; one daughter, Sharon Lynn (Jerry) Miles of Dixon; one stepson Bob G. and wife Debbie Murphy Jr. of Coralville, Ia.; three stepdaughters, Debra Ferrer, Wanda Murphy, both of Iowa City, Iowa, Candra Melancon of Coralville; one brother, Clarence (Delores) Todd of Christopher; mother-in-law, Anna Moss of Dixon; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established to the Northside Baptist Church piano fund.


MUSGRAVES, CAROLINE
MUSGRAVES, Caroline, 86, died at 8:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eliza McKay in Macedonia. [Born in 1847; died in 1934 one day before her 87th birthday. She was a FISHER.] She had been ill for several months suffering from the infirmities of age. Aunt Caroline, as she was familiarly known to her host of relatives and friends, had spent practically her entire life in and near Macedonia, having been born in Tennessee, but moving to this county when a small child. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church in that city. She is survived by three children, Mrs. McKAY, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Gertie WEBB of Ewing; and L. S. FISHER of Macedonia. Funeral services at the Macedonia Methodist Church. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery. Drake Funeral Home in charge.


MYERS, Frankie G.
Christopher
Frankie G. Myers, 4463 Market St., died at 7:40 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 1999, in his home. Services will be held in the Gilbert Funeral Home Thursday, July 20, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dwight Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Myers was born on April 16, 1938, in Christopher, the son of Charles and Hazel (Donaldson) Myers. He was married to Sally A. Myers. A retired coal miner, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Royalton and the U.M.W.A. Local 1545. Survivors include his parents, his wife, Sally; five sons, Frankie G. Myers Jr. of Duson, La., Barry L. Myers of Royalton, Phillip J. Myers, Benton, Steven R. Myers of Benton, Ky., William S. Myers of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two daughters, Sarah A. Moore of Buckner and Julia L. Hill of Zeigler; fourteen grandchildren; five brothers, Earnie Perruquet, Royalton, Joseph and James Perruquet, both of Joliet, Larry Perruquet, Anna, and Donnie Perruquet, Franklin, Ky.; three sisters, Estella Dawson of Zeigler, Fern Kalis of Custer, Mi.; Ila Couch of Franklin, Ky.


MYGATT, EVERETT
Sesser
Everett Mygatt, 79, died at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 25 at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with the Rev. Larry Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. Mr. Mygatt was born on Oct. 11, 1920 in Sesser, the son of Wallace and Nancy Elizabeth Gilliam Mygatt. He married Mildred Mygatt on Aug. 23, 1941 in Jackson, Mo. She survives. Mr. Mygatt was a member of the Sesser Masonic Lodge, the United Mine Workers of America and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, Thomas Mygatt and wife Janet, Sesser, and Jack Mygatt and wife Bess, Sesser; four grandsons, Thomas Mygatt, New York, N.Y., Courtney Mygatt and friend Anna Tsui, New York, N.Y., Shawn Mygatt and wife Samantha, Sesser and Ryan Mygatt and wife Emilee, Sesser; five granddaughters, Carrie Mygatt and husband Brad vonWurmb, Denver, Colo., Cinnamon Mygatt and fiance Chandler Denny, Chicago, Tracey Hammond and husband Joe Ellison, Murphysboro, Rachele Hammond and husband Trevier Minton, West Frankfort, Jodie Hammond, Sesser; two great-grandsons, Dillon Minton, West Frankfort and Nicholas Ellison, Murphysboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Trever,one sister, Vera and his daughter Patricia.



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