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John N. NANCE, 83, died at his home this morning. He was born in White County 27 Feb 1859. He is survived by five children, Minnie, Ollie, Effie, Dora and Jessie; and a brother, Charles NANCE, and two sisters Sadie ADAMS and Laura King. Burial will take place at Denning Cemetery. [Benton Newspaper Friday, 19 June 1942]

MRS. JOHN W. NAVE DIES IN FRANKFORT Mrs. John W. NAVE, who lived with her daughter Miss Velma NAVE at 104 S. Adams St., West Frankfort, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at home. She leaves her daughter, Velma; son, Vernal of Cairo; one grandchild; sisters Mrs. Carrie THOMPSON and Mrs. Nora ROBERTS, both of Eldorado, and Mrs. Teora REED of Alton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the West Frankfort First Methodist Church, with burial at Wolf Creek Cemetery, Eldorado. The Rev. Edgar B. PURDY, West Frankfort First Methodist Church pastor, will officiate. Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Sun,Jan 17, 1960

Emmaline, Daughter of Jesse Naylor, born April 4, 1855, Pery Co., Il, near DuQuion. ather moved to Mulkeytown, when she was 10. She married John Simpkins, Aug, 1872. 10 children. She died June 18, 1922, age 67 years, 2 mos. and 8 days. Survived by sons; Henry, Jacob, Charlie and harvey all of Mulkeytown; Walter of DuQuion; three brothers; Hiram of Christopher; Levi and Howard of Mulkeytown. funeral Mulkeytown Church. Burial Mulkeytown Cem.

Curtis Dale Neal, 79, of Mesa, AZ, a former Benton resident, died Friday, March 14, 2008 in Mesa, AZ. Mr. Neal was born November 30, 1928 in Franklin Co., IL, the son of Rolla Blake Neal and Dollie Irene (Akin) Neal. He married the former Delores (Harrelson) and she survives. He worked as an aircraft machinist at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO and later owned and operated Kurt's Janitor Service in Madison Co., IL. He was of the Southern Baptist faith, a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and enjoyed camping in his motor home, hiking, biking, and square dancing. Curtis was the first Medicare patient in the United States approved for a heart transplant which was performed at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Thanksgiving Day, 1987. Surviving relatives include two sons, Walter Blake Neal and wife Shirley, Hurricane, WV, Douglas Allen Neal and wife Nora, Pinckneyville, IL, six grandchildren, Aron, Adam, and Richard Neal, Andrea Luthy, Pamela Lipscomb, and Alex Neal, one great-grandson, Daniel Lipscomb, three step-children, Dwight Hagberg, Chicago, IL, Jane Shinners, Grand Marias, MN, Scott Hagberg, Winona, MN, one brother and sister-in-law, William and Marie Neal, Ewing, IL, three sisters, Nina Duckworth, Benton, IL, Irene Hosner, Mesa, AZ, Thelma Neal Bailey and husband Donald, Springfield, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Terry Dale Neal. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, IL. A memorial service will be follow at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A private burial will be in the Neal Cemetery, Logan, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Children's Home, 101 Masonic Drive, Murphysboro, IL 62966 and will be accepted at the funeral home.

ELLA NEAL DIED SATURDAY, FUNERAL TODAY Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2'oclock at the First Methodist church for Mrs. Ella Neal who passed away Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home on South Main street. Rev Harris of DuQuoin officiated and interment was had in the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery with the Mitchell Funeral Home in charge. Mrs Neal, age 63, the widow of S M Neal, had been ill for the past four months. She was born on Oct 1, 1873, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Eugene McCollum. She had resided in Benton for 31 years. Surviving are four children: Mrs. Homer Williams, East St Louis; Mrs. T E Davis, Christopher; Miss Fay Neal, Nashville, and Evan Neal of Benton. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Bettie Rice and Mrs. Emma Neal, West Frankfort and Mrs Agnes McAdoo of Benton, and one brother, Charley McCollum of West Frankfort. Two grandchildren, Misses Betty Jane Neal of Benton and Marie Williams of East St Louis, also survive. submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

(Benton newspaper with hand written date March 10, 1959)
Jesse Sherman Neal, 48, widely known educator, of Christopher, died Monday of a heart attack while attending a meeting in Carbondale. Mr Neal had been superintendent of the Christopher elementary system for seven years. His home was at 403 South Snider street in that city. Mr Neal had received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Education degree from the University of Illinois. He was a member of the Illinois Education Association and had been a delegate to its meetings, and was also a member of the National Education Association; the Schoolmasters Club; the Masons and of the Christopher American Legion Post. He was a veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Helen Carlton Neal; his father, Clarence Neal, Ewing; two sons, John Carlton Neal, Carmi, and Joe Kenneth Neal, at home and a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Overturf, Ewing. His mother died last August. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church in Christopher with the Rev W D Berry officiating. Interment will be in Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Chirstopher after 7 pm tonight until 12 noon Thursday. Christopher school officials announced today that the city grade school will be dismissed until Monday. submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

"Funeral card" Floyd Edmund “Ed” Neal Born Friday, November 22, 1912 Died Saturday Evening October 14, 2000 Hughey Funeral Home Thursday, October 19, 2000 Eleven O’Clock A.M. Rev. Everett Lemay Internment Neal Cemetery Logan, Illinois submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

J Sim Neal Dies in Evanston After a Lingering Illness Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Frisco this forenoon at 11 o’clock for J S (Sim) Neal, who died at his home in Evanston, Ill, Monday night after an illness of many months. Interment was beside his father, the late Joab Neal in the Union Cemetery near Ewing. The body was brought back to Benton Tuesday night by Joe E Mitchell, of the Nolen-Mitchell undertaking parlors and was here prepared for burial before being taken to the home of his brother, S L Neal near Frisco. Mr Neal was born in this county and grew to manhood on his father’s farm in Northern township. After his marriage he lived in DuQuoin, Mt Vernon and Centralia before moving to his late home in Evanston. He was 60 years of age and came from one of the pioneer families of the northeast part of Franklin County, being a descendant of Lazarus Webb, an early settler and founder of the Middle Fork Primitive Baptist church in Webb’s Prairie. Besides his wife and children, he is survived by his mother, Mrs Julia Neal of Frisco; three brothers, Sebern of Frisco; Riley of Belle Rive; and Curtis of Cape Girardeau; and two sisters: Mrs R C Tucker of Frisco and Mrs Leonard Moore of Macedonia submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Born 01 Nov 1873 in Franklin County, IL Died 18 Sep 1956 at his home near Belle Prairie Son of Mr & Mrs John (Joab) Neal Married Elsie Birkhead on 24 Dec 1890 Mr Neal was a retired school teacher. 3 daughters: Lena Kiefer of Dahlgren; Lorainne Ratliff of Dahlgren; Ada Dale of Anna. 4 sons: Clyde, Curtis, Howard, all of Belle Prairie; Walter Neal of Moberly, MO. 2 brothers: Seburn of Ewing; Curtis of Cape Gerardeau, MO. 2 sisters: Ethel Moore of Macedonia; Elsie Tucker of Ewing. Intered New Hope Cemetery. Times-Leader 20 Sep 1956 submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Uncle Joab Neal Passes To Reward
Pioneer Resident of County to Be Buried Saturday Afternoon At 2 O’clock
Joab Neal, aged and well known resident of the northeast part of the county, passed on at his home two miles east of Frisco at 7 o’clock this morning. He had been in failing health for many months, and during the past two weeks his condition has grown steadily worse. He was born in 1849, and would have attained his seventy-ninth birthday had he lived until the eleventh day of November. He was a descendant of one of the oldest families of Franklin county, being a son of the late John and Mary Neal, and a great grandson of Lazarus and Nancy Webb who settled the country known as Webb’s Prairie more than a hundred and ten years ago. With the exception of a few months spent in Missouri in 1881, his entire life had been spent near the place of birth. He was a man who took but little interest in the things away from his home, and his long and practical life was made of years that flourished in friendships and neighborly kindness. It can truthfully be said of him that he had not an enemy. He was the oldest son in a large family and was brought to endure the hardships and privations of the early settlers. In his youth the clothes that he and other members of the family wore were made of cotton and wool that were produced on their own farm. Modes of transportation were meager and he witnessed the changes from the ox carts to the horse and wagon, later the surrey, the horse and buggy, the automobile and the airplane. He married Julia Bevis at Spring Garden, Jefferson county, in 1871, and if he could have lived until September 14, next, he would have celebrated the fifty-seventh anniversary of that event. The wife and six of the nine children born to them, survive. The children are: J. S. Neal of Centralia; J. R. Neal, Ina; Curtis J. Neal, Cape Girardeau, Mo; S. I./L. Neal, Ewing; Mrs. Robert Tucker, Ewing; and Mrs. Leonard Moore, of McLeansboro. There are also twenty-eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Page, of Ina and Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, of Ewing, and one brother, John Neal, of Ewing, survive. He was brought up in the devout faith of the Primitive Baptist church, and clung to the doctrines and teachings of that church during all his life. One of his last requests was that his funeral sermon be preached by Elder C. M. Waver, who for many years served as pastor of the old Primitive Baptist church at Webb’s Prairie or Middle Fork. The funeral services will be conducted at the Old Union church, east of Ewing, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, followed by interment in the cemetery there. submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

John W. NEAL, Ziegler State trooper dies State Trooper John W. NEAL, 52, of 103 Maryland St., Zeigler, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Herrin Hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack. Mr. NEAL had been a trooper in State Police District 13 for about 20 years. He was born Aug. 27, 1918, in Logan, the son of Lawrence and Nora LEARNED NEAL. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Logan; the Masonic, Eastern Star and Eagles Lodges, all in Zeigler; and the Illinois Police Association. He leaves his wife, Geneva; daughters, Mrs. Janice PASQUINO of Jacksonville, Ark., and Elaine NEAL of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, Ralph of Zeigler, Roy of Kincaid and Percy of Terre Haute, Ind.; sisters, Mrs. Helen WILLIAMS and Mrs. Mabel PASTRE, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Sarah CARDIN of Ontario, Calif.; and three grandsons. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vantrease Funeral Home, Zeigler, with Dr. Charles VICKERY officiating. Burial will be in the Neal family cemetery, northeast of West Frankfort. Friends may call after3 p.m. Saturday. Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Friday, November 7, 1970,page 18

Julia Ann Bevis Neal Born 11 Sep 1854 in Jefferson County, IL Died 31 Oct 1941 at home near Frisco D/o Edward and Malinda Bevis Married Joab Neal on 14 Sep 1871. He died in 1928. 9 children: 4 deceased, William, Narra, Etna, all died in infancy; and Simon. 5 children survive: Riley Neal of Ina; Curtis Neal of Cape Girardeau, MO; Seburn Neal of Ewing; Ethel Moore of Macedonia. Times Leader 06 Nov 1941 submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Found Dead in Bed; Burial Will be Made Tomorrow at Neal Cemetery.
Louis C Neal, better known to his many friends in the city as Uncle Lude, was found dead in his room at the South Side Hotel last night about 11 oclock, the result it is supposed of an attack of heart trouble. Uncle Lude had been making his home at the South Side Hotel for the past several months and for some time had been under the doctors care, but his condition was not considered to be of an extremely serious nature. His brother, Marsh Neal, states that he was with him last night until after the Franklin County Limited came in. Uncle Lude he said was bothered with a slight cough but did not complain of feeling unusually bad. He had eaten a hearty supper and seemed to be feeling reasonably well. Going to his room about nine thirty, it is thought that he went immediately to bed. Sometime between 10:30 and 11 oclock, Mr. Gargus, the proprietor of the Hotel noticed a light in Uncle Lude room and thinking that he might be sick went up to the room, when he opened the door, he saw Uncle Lude lying across the bed directly under the light. It is thought that he felt the spell coming on him and had gotten up turned on the light and had dropped dead across the bed. Deputy Coroner C F Settlemoir was at once called but stated this morning that an inquest would not be held as the deceased had been under a doctors care. Besides a brother, Marsh Neal of this city, the deceased has three widowed sisters, Mrs. Addie Chalfant of Waltonville; Mrs. Fannie Newman of East St Louis; and Mrs. Betty Clem of Fredonia, Kansas. Funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon at the Neal cemetery near Thompsonville prairie. The deceased would have been 75 years of age April the first. (Benton newspaper; no date)

April 17, 1922 Mrs. Maragret (Mary) Fitzgerrell Neal died at her home, West Main St., at 5 a.m. Driday, age 78 years, 7 mosd nad 16 days. Born in Bear Point Prairie, franklin Co., Il, on Sept. 5, 1843, daughter of Jefferson and margaret Sulcer. in 1858, she marrried William Lawrence Fritzgerrell, who died July 1, 1895/ Six children. Preceding he in death were, Mrs. Ed. King of Ewing, and miss Elizia and Sarah. Living are; Mrs. George O. Mitchell of Marion, Mrs. Charles Suather of benton, J. H. Fitzgerrell of Sesser. Three years ago, Grandma Fitzgerrell married Thomas Neal. Services 10 a.m. Sunday at residence, 309 West Main St. Rev. Marion Teague of DuQuion. Burial, Horse Prairie Cem. Sesser.

Marshall Neal, Aged Benton Resident, Dead Marshall Neal, 81 years of age, died at his home on South Main Street at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday evening, following an illness of many months. He had been in ill health for some two years, but had been confined to his bed only during the last two months. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00o’clock with Elder John Neal of Ewing officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery. He was the son of the late Moses Neal, one of the pioneer settlers in the county. He had spent his entire life in this county having lived on a farm in the Crawford’s Prairie neighborhood until some twenty-five years ago when he moved to Benton and has since made his home here. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Homer Williams of East St Louis; Mrs Pearl Daivs (sic) of Christopher; and Fay Neal of Nashville; and one son, Evan Neal, of Benton. In addition to these and two grandchildren, he leaves his aged wife and scores of near relatives and friends to mourn his death. Two sister also survive. They are Mrs Addie Chaplin of Sesser, and Mrs Betty Clem, of Denver. Mr Neal was held in high esteem by all who knew him and was regarded as a good neighbor and dependable friend. He was not a member of any church but had always clung to the Primitive Baptist faith and had lived the kind of life that would have been becoming to the most ardent church member and Christian. submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Mary Neal Dies Suddenly Friday Evening Death Caused by Apoplexy;
End Came as Shock to Her Relatives
Mrs. Mary Fitzgerrell Neal died suddenly at her home on West Main street at 5 oclock yesterday afternoon of apoplexy at the age of 78 years, 7 months, 16 days. While she had not the very best of health this winter, still no one was looking for the end so soon, as she was up and in her garden yesterday morning apparently feeling as well as usual. Mrs. Neal was of the old pioneer stock of Franklin County having been born at Bear Point Prairie in Franklin County on September 5, 1843, her parents being Jefferson and Margaret Sulcer. In the year 1858, Miss Mary A Sulcer became the bride of William Lawrence Fitzgerrell who died July 1, 1895. To this union was born six children three of which preceded her to the great beyond. The deceased children were Mrs. Ed King of Ewing, Misses Elzina and Sarah. Those surviving are Mrs. George O Mitchell of Marion; Mrs. Chas Sauther of Benton and J H Fitzgerald of Sesser. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, those living in Benton being Mrs. H A Vise, Mary, William and Charles Sauther; also seven great-grandchildren of which Miss Margaret Vise is the only Benton resident. Three years ago the last Sunday in April;Grandma Fitzgerrell; was wedded to Thomas Neal and these congenial old people have lived very happily until separated by death. Since early childhood Mrs. Neal has been a member of the Missionary Baptist church Horse Prairie and remained faithful and consistent to the end. Deceased with her husband came to Benton 21 years ago and every year of this time;Grandma Fitzgerald; became more loved by everyone who knew her. Her sudden death was a severe shock to her friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 o;clock tomorrow morning at the late residence at 309 West Main street, Rev Marion Teague of DuQuoin officiating after which interment will take place at the Horse Prairie Baptist church near Sesser at 3 o;clock in the afternoon. In the write-up of;Grandma Fitzgerrell; Neal Saturday we unintentionally left out the name of Nelson Harris as a grandson and his two children as great grandchildren. Mrs. Fitzgerrell came to Benton 21 years ago and brought her grandson, Nelson Harris to educate and to give him the advantages that were not available in the country. He made his home with her from the time of his mother;s death until he was married and his children Imogene and Hildred are two more great grandchildren that she had in Benton. She always seemed nearer to Nelson than to any of the other grandchildren as she had been both a mother and grandmother to him all these years and he will miss her more than anyone else of the family. (Benton newspaper; no date)[submitted by Sheila Cadwalader]

Sebern L. Neal, 83, died at his home in Whittington Sunday at 1 p.m. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington with the Rev. Lester Breeze officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Frisco. Mr. Neal was born Sept. 25, 1885, to Joab and Mary (Bevis) Neal. He was married Dec. 24, 1905, to Ethel Ward, who survives. Mr. Neal was a member of the Oak Hill Church in Frisco and belonged to the Modern Woodmen. Othere survivors include four sons, Ralph Neal, Whittington, Carl Neal, Macedonia, James Neal, Mt. Vernon, and Gail Neal, Ewing; six daughters, Ethel Pearl Hargis, Ewing, Mildred Koernor, Hammond, Ind., Helen Heimer, Canton, Onio, Faye Klasowski, Milwaukee, Wis., May Snead, Ewing, Loretta Odum, Benton; a sister, Mrs. Leonard Moore, McLeansboro; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Benton Evening News June 1969

Services Held Sunday for Neal Infant 15 Jan 1967
Graveside rites were held at 1 p.m. Sunday for Tiffany Dawn Neal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Neal. The baby, weighing a pound and six ounces, was born prematurely Wednesday in the Franklin Hospital. She was transferred Friday to Christian Welfare Hospital in East St. Louis where she died early Saturday morning. In addition to the parents she is survived by grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Neal and Mr. and Mrs. Ordell Davis, great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Tittsworth all of Thompsonville and Mrs. Lacey Johnsey of Benton.

Thomas Neal, 94, Dies at Home of His Daughter
Thomas Neal, one of the oldest men of Franklin county, died Tuesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Hargis, at Sheller at the age of 94. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. W. D. Endres, were being held at the First Christian church here this afternoon. Besides his daughter in Sheller he was also the father of Mrs. Harry Philp, of Benton, with whom he made his home for a number of years and is survived by two other children, Frank Neal of Kansas, Ill, and Mrs. Ruby Chandler, of St Mary’s, Mo. Mr. Neal spent the major portion of his life in Ewing, where he was engaged in business for many useful years. He was a member of the firm of Neal and Webb many years and was known to practically all of the older inhabitants of the county. His family is one of the oldest in the county, having been pioneer settlers in the Ewing community. While he had not been actively engaged in business for several years, he maintained his vigor and agility up until a few weeks before his passing on. He had gone about his daily life with a firm step that would have been creditable to a man twenty years younger. Mr. Neal was a man one would enjoy knowing. He was interesting and learned and had a faculty of making friends of his acquaintances. submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Rites Scheduled Thursday For Harry Neibel, 46
Harry NEIBEL, 46, 604 Russell St. West Frankfort, died at 6 p.m. Monday in Franklin Hospital, Benton, where he had been a patient two weeks. Mr. NEIBEL was a sexton at Tower Heights Cemetery. He belonged to the AFL-CIO of West Frankfort. He leaves his wife, Lucille; sons Harry Eugene, 16, Larry, 12, at home; daughters Mrs. Robert TIPPY of Herrin, Mrs. Garland DEMPSEY of Melrose Park; brother Harvey of West Frankfort; half-brother Andrew NEIBEL of New York City, N.Y.; sisters Mrs. Catherine FRAILEY of West Frankfort, Mrs. Howard WILSON of Bonnie, Mrs. Mose ROBERTS of Holley, N.Y., and one grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the West Frankfort Second Baptist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Vern E. BAIRD, officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery. Friends may call at Union Funeral Home after 7 p.m. [The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Tuesday, February 2, 1960, page 12]

Samuel C. NEUNLIST, 75, of near Logan, died today, leaving two sons, Rollie and Arlie; two daughters, Mrs. Lettie KRAFT and Mrs. Pearl BRILEY, and one brother, Andrew NEUNLIST, all of Franklin County, IL. Samuel was born at Addieville, Illinois 16 Jan. 1864, son of Christian and Elizabeth NEUNLIST. He was married to Maggie BELL. Burial will take place at the Logan Cemetery. (combined with article carried 1 May 1939) [per Obits & Tidbits 1939-1940 (PULLIAM) pg 29, 29 Apr 1939 issue]

Lovina Hurt NEWMAN was born in Owensville, Indiana on November 13, 1835 and died Jan 1, 1919. She came to Franklin County, IL when she was a child and was raised on a farm near the Liberty Church. She married Simpson Newman on Aug 28, 1856 and had nine children; Alexander Scott, George A., Emily Belle, Ella May, Charley, Morton, Eli, James and Lettie Ann , Only three survive; Ella Puckett, Eli Newsome and Mrs Emil Weir. Aunt Vina was 79 yrs., 9 mos, and 18 days old. Born in Williamson County, IL, on Dec. 7, 1833, Simpson NEWMAN came with his parents to Franklin County, IL, and lived here till he was 85 yrs. 4 mos and 17 days and he died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella Puckett near Thompsonville on April 24, 1919, following his wife in January 1919. He was a Civil War Veteran and was discharged in 1865. submitted by: Sheila Cadwalader

Louisville Robert Newberry, 40, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999 in the Carl Hospital, Champaign. No services will be held. The Neal Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Newberry was born on March 23, 1959, in Christopher, the son of James Coy and Mary (Grabarich) Newberry. They are both deceased. Survivors include a brother, James Coy Newberry Jr. of Colp; four sisters, Barbara Pickerill of Decatur, Shirley Robinson Mt. Vernon, and Linda Robinson, Colp, Betty Short of Christopher.

Guy Nooner of Lincoln addition, Wood River, died at 6:35 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Hospital as he was nearing his seventy-fifth birthday. He was born March 13, 1872, at Benton, Ill., and would have been 75 in 18 days. Mr. Nooner had been in ill health for two years. At the beginning of the decline in his health he had undergone an operatiion for removal of cataracts from his eyes, and since then had been a patient several times in the hospital. He was a member of Labor Local 338, hod carriers, until ill health caused his retirement. His wife, Mrs. Mattie Nooner, preceded him in death, and since her death he had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Flora Walker, in Wood River. Surviving in addition to his daughter are a son, Herbert, Wood River; three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m., in Streeper funeral home, Wood River. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home where friends may call after noon Tuesday.

Alberta J. Novak, 86, of Holley-Byron Road in Clarendon, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999 at Lakeside Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1912 in West Frankfort and had lived in the Clarendon area since 1952. Mrs. Novak worked for 21 years at Rochester Products, retiring from there in 1973. She was preceded in death by her husband George in 1951 and her son George in 1983. She is survived by her son Roger (Silva) Novak, Clarendon; daughter Mary Lou (Cecil) Moore, Clarendon; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Monday, Aug. 23, at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarendon Emergency Squad or the American Cancer Society. Local arrangements were handled by the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.


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