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Gates, Hattie Fanning Williams - Hattie Gates, 95 Dies in Greene, Funeral Sunday - Carrollton - Mrs. Hattie Fanning Williams Gates, 95 year old Carrollton women, died Thursday night at Boyd Hospital. She was born in Calhoun county July 28, 1876, daughter of Isaiah and Anna Magdalene Scheder Fanning. She first married John Williams who died in 1953 and later Roy L. Gates, who preceded her in death in 1966. She is survived by a daughter, Vaughn L. Carter of Carrollton. There are five grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A son, two sisters and eleven half brothers and sisters preceded in death. The deceased was a member of the Central Christian church of Granite City and a charter member of the Daughters Tent 90-DUV Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mehl Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Gulledge of Jerseyville, presiding. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.
Another notice on same page of this paper: Mrs. Hattie Fanning Gates: - Carrollton - Funeral services for Hattie Fanning Williams Gates will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mehl Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Gulledge of Jerseyville, presiding. Burial will be in the City cemetery at Carrollton. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.
[The Jacksonville Daily Journal, 15 Jul. 1972, Sat. page 22 - Submitted by Cherly Clendenny]

Gehlhausen, Eva - Carrollton - Mrs. Eva Gehlhausen, 84, widow of Paul L. Gehlhausen, died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday in Boyd Memorial Hospital. A life-long resident of Carrollton, Mrs. Gehlhausen, one of 18 children of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Wood, was born Sept. 24, 1882. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Paula Carmody, Carrollton; five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Short, Carrollton, and Mrs. Minnie Neugenbauer, San Diego, Calif. Fifteen brothers and sisters preceded her in death. The body is at Mehl Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday. A Requiem Mass will be sung Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. John's Catholic Church followed by burial in the church cemetery.The Parish Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.
[Alton Evening Telegraph, 10 Nov 1966, Thu. page 43 - Submitted by Cherly Clendenny]

Gilbert, Vernita A. - Vernita A. Gilbert, 69, of rural Carrollton died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1932, in Belleview, the daughter of Orland and Bertha Ottwell Clendenny. She married Julius Gilbert Jr. in 1952. Mrs. Gilbert graduated from Carrollton High School in 1949 and Alton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She was employed at Jerseyville Community Hospital as a registered nurse for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Carrollton First Baptist Church, Greene County Primetimers and was past matron of the Elizabeth Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star in Kane. Burial - Eldred Memorial Gardens.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]

Goben, Audrey Jean - Audrey Jean Goben, 81, of White Hall, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Nov. 30, 1929, in White Hall, the daughter of Albert and Isabelle Cox Bateman. She married Bill Goben on Oct. 14, 1949, in White Hall. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Cateman. Audie loved to garden and care for her many daylilies. She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking. She was very active at the Jerseyville Wellness Center. She was a dietician at the White Hall Hospital until her retirement and had worked at Ridings Dry Goods in White Hall. She was a member of the White Hall First Baptist Church. Burial at White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Gound, Sarah LouVon Dossett - Sarah LouVon (Dossett) Gound, 79, of White Hall, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at St. John's Prairie Heart Institute. She was born Sept. 13, 1931, in White Hall, to Henry and Flora Dossett of White Hall, both preceded her in death. Sarah has three brothers who have preceded her in death, Claude of Missouri, Kenneth of White Hall and Russell of White Hall; and two brothers who survive. Sarah married Chester E. Gound of Patterson, and after 38 years they divorced. Sarah had four sons and four daughters, Sarah enjoyed numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sarah was saved and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of White Hall. Burial will follow at the White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Green, John - Springfield, Feb 6, 1843: On Saturday last, nothing was done in either branch of the legislature of a law-making nature, as the whole day was consumed in attending the funeral rites of Hon. John Green, member from the county of Greene, who died on Friday afternoon, after an illness of about two weeks. The funeral sermon was delivered in the hall of the house of representatives, before an immense concourse of people, by the Rev. Mr. Dodge, of the Baptist order.
[The Illinois Free Trader and LaSalle County Commercial Sdvertiser.(Ottawa, Ill.), February 10, 1843]
Additional source: - Today in Illinois history, Feb 3, 1843, Hon. John Green, representative from Green county, died in Springfield, Friday, Feb 3., Funeral took place from the statehouse on Saturday afternoon and was attended by memebers of both houses of the legislature, judges of the supreme court, state officers, citizens and strangers. Religious services conducted by Rev. Dodge.
[The Day Book.(Chicago, Ill.), February 03, 1917]

Griffin, E. Marie - E. Marie Griffin, 92, of Springfield, and formerly of Greenfield, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Greenfield, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Cooley) Meng. She married John Francis "Doc" Griffin on Aug. 17, 1940, and he preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2008. Surviving are three daughters, one son, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and one brother. Mrs. Griffin was a co-owner of Griffin's AG Grocery Store, a member of St. Michael Church, St. Michael Ladies Club and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed being a Watkins dealer and loved to travel, garden and fish, and most of all loved her family and friends. Burial following at the Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Hall, Roy Benjamin - Roy Benjamin Hall, 83, of Carrollton passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Jerseyville Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born Aug. 2, 1928, at home on his family's farm near Murrayville and was the son of the late Earl and Eva Mae Hall. He is survived by his wife, they were married Sept. 11, 1955, at White Hall Baptist Church where her father, the late Reverend Benjamin A. Bohn, was the minister and her mother, the late Clara Bohn, was the organist. The wedding ceremony was co-officiated by Reverend Bohn and his brother, the late Reverend William Bohn. Roy grew up on the farm, raised his family on the farm, and was able to spend his last days on his farm. He enjoyed working hard, raising a good crop, and implemented soil conservation measures wherever he could. Holding fast to his belief that the seventh day is a day of rest, he ran a productive farm without working on Sundays. As much as he loved farming, his church and family were the most important things in his life. He was a devoted father and taught his children to be good stewards of the land. He is survived by his three children. He is also survived by his grandchildren. He was a 1946 graduate of Murrayville High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-50 during the Korean War and reached the rank of corporal in the Military Police. After serving his country, he furthered his education under the G.I. Bill. Roy loved the Lord and was a leader at the Jerseyville First Baptist Church where he and Virginia were members for 55 years. During that time he served as a trustee, deacon, Sunday school teacher, and countless other leadership roles including property committee, where his knowledge of construction, plumbing, and electrical, along with his skill with tools, were often put to use. He always took time to call on the homebound to deliver communion and visit. The church honored him twice as "Father of the Year". He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Fred Hall, and infant brother, Charles Hall. Roy is buried at Providene Cemetery, only a few miles from the farm he worked so many years.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Hardwick, Donna L. - Donna L. "Ant D" Hardwick, 58, of Carrollton, died Friday Aug. 12, 2011, at the home she shared with her loving husband. Born Jan. 25, 1953, in Carrollton, she was the daughter of the late David and Opal (Hardwick) Worthey. She married on Aug. 26, 1972. Also surviving are a half brother, a half sister, and cousins, nephews and nieces. She worked for Community Care Systems at Pittsfield. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Carrollton. Burial will be at the Mount Gilead Cemetery, southwest of Carrollton.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Hartman, Fred W. - Fred W. Hartman, 79, of Carrollton, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at his residence. Born in Michael Jan. 15, 1932, he was the son of the late Frank and Alice Roach Hartman. He married his wife on Setp. 15, 1956, at St. Michael's Church in Greenfield, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, two grandsons, a great-grandson, a sister, and two brothers, of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: Charles and Joseph Hartman. Fred was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a cashier and later board member of the Carrollton Bank from 1966-1977. He later worked at Greene Co. National Bank (now Cornerstone Bank) from 1978-1989 serving as Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer. In 1989, he went to work at the State Bank of Eldred, and worked there as cashier until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton. He loved gardening, helping friends and family with projects and his hunting trips out west with friends. He loved showing people by hand gesture that they were #1. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Haven, W. W. - W. W. Haven, Died Dec. 8, 1884, he was the eldest son of Isaac and Mercie Haven. Mr. Haven was born in Addison County, VT., on the 1st day of Aug., 1831. In the year of 1843, he immigrated to Greene County, in company with his parents, his brother, Robert and his sister, now Mrs. James French, settling northeast of Greenefield and engaged in the pursuit of farming and attending school. Young Haven acquired a good education and in 1849, he was employed in the store of R. M. Booker, where he served for about one year. He was next engaged in teaching singing and public schools, and established quite a reputation throughout the eastern portion of the county as an efficient teacher of music. On Oct. 27, 1853, he married Georgia A. Kemper, born Dec. 25, 1834, in Kentucky, who survived him. After his marriage he continued the profession of teaching, until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in the 40th ILL. Inf. and served until the close of the war and received an honorable discharge. He was with Serrman at Shiloh, in his march to the sea and through the Carolinas. On his return he engaged in farming until 1870, when, in company with W.S.G Allen, he entered the grain and milling business, which proved pecuniarily disastrous. He then engaged in journalism, first as a correspondent, then as managing editor of the Argus, in which he continued to his death. Mr. Haven also spent much of his time as a auctioneer and had a good business in this and adjoining counties. Though pecuniarily unfortunate, Mr. Haven possessed energy and pluck to a great degree and abilities of no mean proportions. Socially, he was a genial and agreeable companion, fond of a good story and ever ready to add to the entertainment of those with whom he associated. At the formation of the lodge of the K. of P., at this place, he was a charter member, as well as one of the originators of Weisner post, G. A. R., maintaining his membership in each until his death. In politics, he was a stalwart republican, and a warm defender of republican measures and principles. He had three sons, V.H. Haven, Leon Haven and Gilman Haven. He was buried in the cemetery at Rubicon, where the deceased members of his family were interred.
Source:[History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois , History of Greene County, page 752, Transcribed by KP]

Henderson, Jacqueline "Jackie" - Jacqueline "Jackie" Henderson, 82, of Wrights, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Boyd Hospital in Carrollton. She was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Wrights, to Richard C. Sr. and Mattie Mae (Mason) Whorten. She married William "Bill" Henderson on Sept. 3, 1949, in Alton, and he preceded her in death May 30, 1998. She is survived by two sons, of Wrights; one granddaughter, of Greenfield; and one brother, of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Mary Ayers, Geraldine Felts, Beryl Ferenback and Alice Whorten; and three brothers, Richard C. Whorten Jr., Mason Dale Whorten and Murl Whorten. Mrs. Henderson retired from White House Manufacturing and was a member of the Charity Southern Baptist in Greenfield. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Holmes, Mrs. Mary - Carrollton, March 31, Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Thaxton Holmes, 82, who died at her home here Monday, were held today at the Simpson Funeral Home and burial was in the White Hall Cemetery. She is survived by her husband and by the following children; Mrs. Thomas Hart, Pomona, Calif., Mrs. F. B. James, Bowling Park, Calif., John T. Peterson, Gosport, N. Y., Harry C. Thaxton, Greenfield, Mrs. Gus Winters, Fredericktown, Mo., Mrs. Ethel Grewel, Jacksonville, Fla.
[Source: Date Thursday, April 1, 1937, Paper Daily Illinois State Journal Springfield, Illinois, Page 4] Transcribed by KP

Housmann, Herld H. - Herld H. Housmann, 77, of Hillview, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield. He was born July 26, 1934, in Kampsville, son of Harry Harmon and Lora Mae Sutton Housmann. He married his wife on Aug. 14, 1953, in Hardin, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He also has two brothers. He was preceded in death by sisters, Violet Housmann, Dorothy Duggins and Minnie Wanicks; and brothers, Edward and Fred Housmann. Herld worked at Hartwell Ranch in Hillview for over 30 years, and had worked at Orton Quarry for five years. He enjoyed woodworking and carving, making doll houses, barns and other craft items. He always kept busy, helping others with roofing, carpentry work, or anything that needed done. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Following cremation, private services with the immediate family will be held.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Jefferies, Flora - Miss Flora Jefferies, aged 15 years, residing at Greenfield, was fatally burned by flames from a gasoline stove.
[Source: The Watseka Republican, (Watseka, Iroquois Co., IL), Wednesday, November 9, 1892; sub. by dmcneeley]

Jones, Clarence Eugene - Clarence Jones drowned on Sunday afternoon, June 7 {1903}, at about 2:30 PM in Jackson Marshall's pond about 1 mile north of Whitehall, Ill. He had gone swimming with Clarence Tunison and Hal Henry. The boys had been in the water only a few minutes when Clarence Jones began calling for help. He went under before the other boys could get to him. Charles Johnson was in a boat on the north end of the pond and went immediately to help. Mr. Marshall, who resides only a short distance from the pond, was notified. They attempted, unsuccessfully, to recover the body using grappling hooks. Mr. Marshall obtained a seine and, after an hour and a half, recovered the body. All efforts to resusitate life proved futile. An inquest was held and it was concluded that Clarence Jones died died by accidental drowning affected by heart trouble.
[Source: Whitehall Register - contributed by Peggy Jones]

Jones, Malinda Baker - died at 2:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 1930. She was 72 years, 8 months, 3 days old. Funeral services were held at the Reeve & Mackey Chapel at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 16, 1930. She is buried at the White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Illinois. Aunt Sally and my grandmother were half sisters. Grandma's dad died in his 20's, and her mother married a Buck and that was Aunt Sally's maiden name. She was born in a log cabin right next to Jones Cemetery out east and north of White Hall.
[Source Jerry Jones Sr. Funeral Notice Card. contributed by Peggy Jones ]

Jouett, Donna Joan - Donna Joan Jouett, 74, of Wood River, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. She was born April 7, 1937, in Manchester, the youngest child of George Loran and Faye Marie (Maberry) Estler. She married her husbanc on March 3, 1956 in Greenfield, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, and one daughter, of Edwardsville; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Megan Jouett; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgine (Charlie) Stingley and Betty (Lloyd) Plogger; and one brother and sister-in-law, Darrell (Soon Duk) Estler. Mrs. Jouett loved her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren she lovingly referred to as "Her Babies". Burial will follow at the Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Joyce, Margaret E. - Margaret E. Joyce, 94, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Greenfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Heritage Health in Jacksonville. She was born Oct. 14, 1916, in Jersey County, to Austin and Effie (Wilbert) Joyce. She is survived by several nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Francis and Wilbert Joyce. She was a retired school teacher having taught in several St. Louis school districts. She graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville. At her request, her body has been donated to medical research at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Keller, Annie Louise - Killed in A tornado, Green County (Centerville) school teacher, 25 years old, who lost her life in the tornado which swept that territory on April 19, (1927). Seeing the storm approaching, members of the school became panic stricken. Miss Keller directed the sixteen pupils to lie flat upon the floor under their desks. One or two remained standing, or running about the room. Miss Keller finally succeeded in making them get flat upon the floor. She had no time to save herself, - and after the tornado had passed her body was found, bend over a desk, pinned by a fallen rafter dead. The sixteen pupils were rescued alive. The school house was of brick. The corner section of the wall six feet high was all that remained standing after the storm. Miss Keller had taught school in Green county for seven years. She was affianced to Howard Hobson, a young farmer of Centerville, who was the first to arrive at the scene of destruction after the storm, and who assisted in digging her crushed body from out the debris of the crumbled building.
[Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas]

Keller, Gilbert Dean - Gilbert Dean Keller, 95, of White Hall, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born March 18, 1916, in Wrights, the son of Elmer and Neta Bradshaw Keller. He married Naomi Crawford on May 30, 1942, and she preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2006. He is survived by a daughter, four sons, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Marita Keller; a brother, Harold Keller; and a sister, Roberta Smith. Private funeral services will be held at a later date.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

King, Bonnie - Mary Bonavere "Bonnie" King, 84, of Carrollton, died at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at 2 a.m. Born near Mozier Sept. 20, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Mary Blackorby Cloninger. She married Elby King on May 9, 1948, and he preceded her in death March 4, 2008. Surviving are cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her son, Kendall King. Bonnie attended the Carrollton First Presbyterian Church. She was a typical hard-working, loving farm wife. She will be sadly missed. Graveside rites will be held at Carollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Kuhnline, Francis L. - Francis L. Kuhnline, 89, of Shelton, Wash., and formerly of Greenfield, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Mason General Hospital in Shelton. He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Carrollton, to Frank G. and Thecla (Grummel) Kuhnline. He married Emily Daum on April 22, 1946, and she preceded him in death April 13, 1991. He then married again on Oct. 4, 1991, and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, two stepsons, a step-daughter, a brother, two sisters, three grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one step-great-granddaughter, and six stepgreat-grandchildren. Francis was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Emily; a son, James Francis; two sisters, Sister Josita Kuhnline, O.P., and Elizabeth Ann Kuhnline. Mr. Kuhnline served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, serving in the European Theater in 1944. He was awarded two bronze Stars for his service in the 100th Infantry Division in Germany in 1945. He was discharged in January 1946 at Camp Grant in Illinois. He was a 1940 graduate of St. John's High School and he and his wife were the only living graduates of that class. He retired from farming in 1988, and after Emily passed, he enjoyed spending time in Yuma, Ariz., in winter and summers in their home in Shelton, along with visits back to Illinois. Burial at Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield with full military rites being provided by Fitzsimmons Post 225 of Greenfield and Carrollton Post 114.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Lee, Gale - Gale Lee, 65, of Woodson, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield. He was born May 28, 1946, in Pittsfield, the son of Franklin Floyd and Mazo Lucille Gresham Lee, and they preceded him in death. He married on June 18, 1966, in Springfield. Gale is survived by his wife, a daughter, one grandson, a brother, a sister, and many brothers and sisters on a journey of recovery. Gale worked as a pharmacist for many years, most recently working for Meijer Store Pharmacy in Springfield and a few northern Illinois Meijer stores, and Potter Drugs in Petersburg. He began his pharmacy training in the U.S. Army in 1966. He completed a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Gale finished his Pharmacy education, graduating from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1973. Gale enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, canoeing and spending time in fellowship with his friends, and was a longtime friend of Bill W. He was a natural engineer, designing tools for Poly-Tools, the family business started by he and his wife in 1999. It was often said that if it were possible to build a jig to get to Heaven, Gale would make it. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his quick wit and keen sense of humor, and his caring and acceptance of others. Gale had a warm, gregarious personality and treated all he knew as equals. The family will meet friends following the service.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Lee, Jesse Urlas - Jesse Urlas Lee was born in Greene County, Illinois, January 16, 1833 and departed this life at is home in Gaylord, Kansas, October 22, 1904, aged 71 years, 9 months and 6 days. In 1855, he was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Jane Mooney, of Chesterfield, Illinois, who with eight sones and two daughters are left to mourn the departure of their loved one Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church at Gaylord, by Rev. A. L. Hobbs. The scriptur lesson being read from Job XIV 1-19. The words of the text are found in First Samuel XX 18, "And thou shalt be missed because thy seat will be empty." The G. A. R. Post of Gaylord assisted in the funeral services, the deceased being a member of the Phillipsburg Post for a number of years. In 1863 he enlisted in the 122nd Illinois Infantry and served until the close of the war. In 1872 he located in Deer Creek township, Phillips county, Kansas and moved to Gaylord about four years agao where he has resided until his death. The family have the heart felt sympathy of neighbors and friends in their bereavement, Rev. A. L. Hobbs
[Phillipsburg herald., October 27, 1904, Pg. 5 - Sub. by KP]

Lewellen, Dr. William D. - Dr. William D. Lewellen, 83, of Carrollton, died on Monday evening, May 23, 2011, at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. Born in Neoga Sept. 3, 1927, he was the son of the late William P. and Euphrasia (Kuykendall) Lewellen. He married on June 14, 1953, in Danville, Va., his wife survives Also surviving are two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, A brother, and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Albert F. Lewellen; and an infant sibling. Dr. Lewellen received his B.A. from Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, Va.) in 1953, his master's from the National College of Education in Evanston, and his D. Ed. (Doctor of Education) from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. An educator for 37 years, he served as a teacher, principal and an assistant superintendent, primarily in the western suburbs of Chicago. He retired from District 100 in Belvidere. He was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church. He loved to cook, tend to his flower garden and his last dog, Tuppence. He was a kind and gentle man who will be missed by family and friends. Burial at the Carrollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Little, Doris S. - Doris S. Little, 82, of Carrollton, died early Monday morning, June 27, 2011, at her home. She was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in Carrollton, the daughter of William and Mabel (Edwards) Stendeback. She married Charles Ray Little on Nov. 27, 1956, at the Carrollton First Baptist Church, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 2011. Doris was a cook at the Carrollton High School for many years. She was able to please several hundred hungry school kids each and every day. She was not only the cook, but was a mentor to many kids through the years. She loved watching Tony and her nephews play football throughout their high school time. She loved her family, was a loyal Cardinal and Rams fan and enjoyed bargain shopping. She is survived by one son, one daughter and son-in-law, four grandchildren, two brothers and sisters-in-law, She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, William, R.D., Adrian and Stanley; and one sister, Vera Lee VanMeter. Burial at Carrollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Lorton, George - After a lingering illiness, George Lorton died at his local hospital. He was born in Greene County, Illinois in 1842. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Louise Lorton, of Chicago, and the following childre: Mrs. Dr. Anderson, Davenport; Mrs. Dr. Martin of Chicago; also by two brothers, Samuel Lorton of this city and Steve Lorton of California. Mrs. J. Miller and Mrs. C. Lorton of Davenport, are nieces.
[Source: Rock Island Argus., June 27, 1916, Page 9 - Transcribed by KP]

Lorton, Winchester - Winchester Lorton died yesterday at his home, after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Lorton was 81 years of age, having been born in Greene County, Illinois. His marriage to Miss Lydia Kirkpatrick of Rock Island was celebrated in 1854, Miss Kirkpatrick being the daughter of Sheriff Kirkpatrick, Sheriff of Rock Island County at the time of the murder of Colonel Davenport. Miss Kirkpatrick cared for the murders prior to the time of the execution. Six children, Mrs. Henry Yager, Mrs. B. F. Taylor, Mrs. D. H. Leonard and Miss Cad Lorton, all of Davenport, Mrs. Tony Behil of Cincinnati and Mrs. E. Smith of Minneapolis, and three brothers, Sam Lorton and George Lorton of Davenport and Steven Lorton of Los Angeles, live to mourn his death. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence.
[Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 25 June 1910. Page 2 - Sub. by KP]

Martin, Charles W. - Charles W. Martin, 92, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. Charles was born in Murrayville Oct. 3, 1918, to Charles E. and Alma Martin. He married Mary M. Range in 1942, at the First Baptist Church in Greenfield. He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, JoAnn; parents; and one sister, Alice. Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Air Force for almost five years during World War II, much of which was in the Pacific area. He was in the banking business for about 30 years. He was one of the organizers of Franklin Bank in Franklin and spent most of his banking years as an executive officer there. He is survived by three sisters, and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Greenfield where burial will follow.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Martin, Mary E. - Mary Edity (Bridgman) Martin, 63,of Carrollton, died Sunday, May 9, 1982, in Jerseyville Community Hospital in Jerseyville where she had been taken a few days previous from Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. She had been in failing health for five years or more and a patient in Jerseyville nursing homes for almost four years. Mary Edith, daughter of Cecie Bridgman of Baylis and the late Charley W. Bridgman, was born north of Marysville, Dec 18, 1918. She attended Bluffs and Baylis schools and graduated from Barry high school. She was united in marriage to Wayne Martin of rural Baylis Sept. 25, 1937 at Bowling Green, Mo. Their married life was spent in Baylis, Pittsfield, Plainville, White Hall and Carrollton where her husband was district sales manager for the Moorman Feed Co. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 25, 1977 in the United Methodist Church in Carrollton. Besides her husband and her mother she is survived by one daughter, one son, six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and two brothers. She had learned the linotype trade under her brother, Omer, Publisher of the Baylis Guide and was employed many years as a linotype operator for the Carrollton Gazette. Burial was in Carrollton City cemetery.
[Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - from the Virginia Hart Collection]

Mathews, Bob C. - Bob C. Mathews, 78, of Roodhouse, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor. He was born April 9, 1933, in White Hall, the son of William "Bud" and Ruth Hardwick Mathews. He married on July 6, 1958, in Roodhouse, his wife survives. Also surviving are three daughters, along with five grandchildren, He was preceded in death by two brothers, William F. Crain and Jack Mathews; and two sisters, Leola Stauffer and Viola Simmons and her husband, Clio. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany and France. He worked at Fiat-Allis in Springfield for 34 years, retiring in 1985. He then worked as a custodian and bus driver for North Greene School District for 10 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the County Line Dancers, and the Jacksonville Moose Lodge. He delivered Meals on Wheels in Roodhouse for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting and fishing and his hunting dogs, as well as all animals. Burial at Fernwood Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

McCartney, Violet Juanita - Violet Juanita McCartney, 77, of Roodhouse, died Friday Dec. 16, 2011, at her residence. She was born June 5, 1934, in White Hall, the daughter of Donald and Pansy Crum Short. She married James "Bud" McCartney on July 3, 1952, and he preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1992. She is survived by two daughters, one son, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband. Juanita loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling, camping and loved to get together for Sunday suppers. She had a special friend, Pam Dawson. Burial at Fernwood Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

McClusky, Sarah Mrs. - Mrs. Sarah McClusky, Medora, Ill., Nov. 19,-- Mrs. Sarah McClusky, aged 72 years, is dead at her home in Chesterfield after a long illness, She was a native of Greene County, Illinois, and well known.
[The St. Louis Republic., (Republic Special) November 20, 1901, Page 5 - Sub. by KP]

Morgan, Gordon Ray - Gordon Ray Morgan, 66, of Carrollton, died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Born in Manchester Feb. 8, 1945, he was the son of the late Joe and Lucy Troutnier Morgan. He first married Dianna K. Kirbach on Feb. 2, 1965, and she preceded him in death Jan. 11, 1999. He later married again on May 14, 2005, and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, a son, 12 grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, a great-granddaughter and one on the way. A stepson, a stepdaughter, his mother-in-law, a brother-in-law, and a sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandsons, Kyle and Kevin Thien and Nicholas Plogger; a sister, Mary Jane Durham, a brother, Joe Morgan; and his father-in-law, Doug Lowder. He was a U.S. Army Paratrooper, serving in the 101st Airborne and the 173rd Airborne in Vietnam. He was a member of the Carrollton American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the "Minutemen" of St. John's Church and St. John's Catholic Church. He worked at Wildhagen's Hardware in Carrollton and Jeffrey's Appliance Store until he became disabled. He loved to do carpentry work and build things. He loved spending time with his family and friends. For many years he served faithfully on the military honor guard for the graveside rites of many of his comrades. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Morris, Malukylia Jo - Malukylia Jo Morris, infant daughter of Margaret "Maggie" Phillips and Kyle Morris of Jacksonville, was stillborn Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Survivors include one sister, maternal grandmother, paternal; grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Paternal; grandfather, Billy E. Phillips, preceded her in death. A graveside service will be held at Roberts Cemetery, south of Woodson.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Morrow, Fernanda L. Inskeep - Fernanda L. (Inskeep) Morrow, 84, died peacefully at her home in Greenfield, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, with her family by her side. Her faith in God saw her through the years and she was an example of His love and service. She was under the care of Blessing Hospice, Greene County. Fernanda was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Albion, the daughter of Benjamin Day and Sylvia Pearle (Dukes) Inskeep. She married Robert A. "Bob" Morrow on June 6, 1954, in Albion. He predeceased her on April 3, 2008. She is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, three great-grandsons, one stepgreat-granddaughter, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister (infant), Marjorie Bernice Inskeep; and two brothers, Robert Donald Inskeep of Danville, Ind., and Joseph Howard Inskeep of Olney. Mrs. Morrow was a dedicated and loving school teacher for many years, having taught in Albion, Western Springs, and then for over 25 years in the Greenfield School district. She taught all elementary grades and music, though she really enjoyed and spent most time teaching third grade. She will always be "Mrs. Morrow" to hundreds of students and parents. After retiring from education in 1985, she volunteered at school, tutored, and enjoyed time with her husband doing community work, delivering Meals on Wheels and participating in "senior swim" at Lewis and Clark Community College. She was an active member of Greenfield United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, sang in the choir and served in numerous other roles. She also was a member of PEO Chapter HJ, Eastern Star, Greene-Jersey Retired Teachers Association and Travelers Club. She was generous with her time, talents and treasures, supporting many charitable organizations and visiting and helping others in need. She will always be "Nonnie" to her five grandchildren, and she influenced their lives in many ways. She was a blessing to many people, reminding us that we have much to be thankful for and that we should always walk with the King. Cremation rites have been accorded.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Neeley_Miss Neeley, of Greenfield,. Ill. died suddenly Monday night of nightmare, or from, a like cause. She was in usual health up to the time of her death.
[Date: 25 Feb 1873; "Jackson Citizen" - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

Newman, Joyce M. - Joyce M. Newman, 63, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1947, in Morrison, the daughter of Burless and Shirley Hodge Jenkins. She is survived by two daughters and one son, three stepsons, five stepdaughters, two grandchildren, 13 stepgrandchildren; and one sister. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion, James L. Inman; and two brothers, Don and Glenn Jenkins. Ms. Newman was a 1967 graduate of Prophetstown Community High School and then received her Certified Nursing Assistant training in Dixon. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall and attended Jacksonville Assembly of God. She was also a member of CCDI (Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois). Joyce enjoyed cooking, sewing, fishing and reading the Bible. She especially loved spending time with her family. Private burial will be held at White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Northcutt, Brian Neal - Brian Neal Northcutt, 38, of Jacksonville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 28, 1972, in White Hall, the son of Lennie and Judy Kurtz Northcutt. His first marriage was in December 1996, and later divorced. He married again on May 16, 2009. Surviving are six children, one grandchild, one brother, one sister, four nieces and nephews, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Opal Northcutt; his maternal grandparents, James and Nellie Kurtz; and his father-in-law, Eddie Lawson. Brian was a member of the U.S. Air Force for six years and then became a machine operator for Pactiv in Jacksonville. He was a member of the Roodhouse Pentecostal Church and the tri-county ABATE. Brian enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting. He was an avid oil can collector. Interment will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Jacksonville.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Ornellas, Rev. Dennis E. - The Rev. Dennis E. Ornellas, 70, beloved pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of White Hall, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the White Hall Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born April 1, 1941, in White Hall, the son of Ernest and Clarissa Wilcox Ornellas. He married on Nov. 5, 1993, she survives. Also surviving are three children, two stepchildren, nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, and three brothers. He especially enjoyed the visits of Taylor, Josey and J.R. Miller at the nursing center. He was a graduate of White Hall High School in 1959. He attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., and graduated from the School of Evangelism with honors. He was a good Bible student and was thankful for the opportunity to preach in six countries on a world tour. The Rev. Ornellas was especially happy to be the pastor of his home church. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Page, John Milton - John Milton Page, 80, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Jerseyville, Kane and Carrollton, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Barton W. Stone Home in Jacksonville. He was born March 21, 1931, in Hillview, son of Ralph T. and Velma Bryant Page. He married Edith Louella Arnold on Aug. 1, 1952, at Wilmington Baptist Church in Patterson, and she preceded him in death Feb. 21, 2006. He is survived by a daughter, and two sons. There are four grandchildren. There is one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Ralph Page Jr. Mr. Page served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He attended DeVry Technical School in Chicago and was a television repairman in Jacksonville, Jerseyville and Kane, retiring in 1996 after 38 years of service. He was a member of Wilmington Baptist Church in Patterson for nearly 60 years and served as the church treasurer and as a deacon for a number of years. He enjoyed working in his garden and loved his church and his family. Burial at Pine Tree Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Painter, Marvin Duane - Marvin Duane Painter, 54, of White Hall, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born May 3, 1957, in Carrollton, the son of Raymond Adrian and Eva Irene Rutledge Painter. He is survived by four sons, a daughter, four brothers. There are also two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Floyd Dean Painter. Duane was a crane operator for Chrysler Corporation in Warren, Mich., for over 25 years, retiring in 2010. His greatest joy was being with his children. He attended the Souls Harbor Apostolic Church in Roodhouse. Burial at Pine Tree Cemetery at Patterson.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Pfleger, Patsy D. - Patsy D. Pfleger, 69, of Carrollton died on Sunday morning Oct. 23, 2011, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born in Alton on Jan. 3, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Pearl Long Talley. She married on March 9, 1960, he survives. Also surviving are a daughter, 3 sons. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive. She worked at Joe Hartman Ford in Carrollton and Columbiana Seed Co. at Eldred and later at JARC in Jacksonville. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Patsy loved being outside, gardening, dancing and spending time with friends. Above all she loved her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will follow in Carrollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Philbrook, Samuel - (Conductor, C. & A. R. R.) d. Roodhouse, Ill. d. 8/22/1874.
[Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]

Phillips, Dennis - Dennis Philliips, 50, of Carrollton, died Tuesday evening, July 12, 2011, at Missouri Baptist Hospital inSt. Louis. Born in Wood River Dec. 20, 1960, he was the son of the late Thomas Phillips and Doris Scoggins Camerer of Carrollton. He married on Aug. 20, 2005, she survives. Also surviving besides his mother and wife, are a sister, a brother-in-law, and a sister-in-law. Preceding him in death were his father, Thomas Phillips; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dale and Linda Pohlman. Dennis worked at Hertzberg New Method, Inc. in Jacksonville and was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton. Burial at Mount Gilead Cemetery, southwest of Carrollton.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Pollard, Delos G. - Delos G. Pollard, 70, of Jacksonville, passed away Tueday morning, Sept. 27, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born March 14, 1941, in Roodhouse, the son of Henry and Martha Brandt Pollard. He married Sue E. Hinegardner in 1966, and she preceded him in death, Jan. 31, 1985. He is survived by one daughter, one son, five grandchildren, two nieces, one great-niece, and his companion of 20 years, Mr. Pollard graduated from and earned his AA Degree from Allen Hancock School in Santa Maria, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He owned and operated two used furniture stores in Jacksonville and owned and managed many rental properties in the area. He had attended Jacksonville Assembly of God. His greatest joy was his family and helping others. Burial at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Pollard, Robert Edward - Robert Edward Pollard, 82, of Roodhouse, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 13, 1929, in Roodhouse, the son of Roy Ellis and Delma and Mylinda Fisher Pollard. He first married Patricia Ann Rogers on Dec. 12, 1953, in Arkansas, and she preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1994. He then married on June 13, 1997, she survives. He is also survived by three daughters, a son, a step-daughter, two step-sons. There are 10 grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren. He also has three great-grandchildren, and six stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Nancy "Tates" Byland, Zelma "Baby" Garrison and Dorothy Monroe. Robert had been a member of the former Roodhouse Christian Church. He graduated from Roodhouse High School, and played football for the Roodhouse RailRoaders. He was an active member of the North Greene Boosters Club, enjoyed sporting events, and participated in the football "chain gang" for over 20 years. He also loved playing softball and baseball. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing, boating and camping and had been a member of the Roodhouse Park Board. He loved children and spending time with his family and friends. Burial will be at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Postel, Charles - Charles William Postel, 85, passed away at his home in Rockbridge late Friday night, Oct. 7, 2011. Born July 13, 1926, in St. Louis, he was the son of Philip Postel and Bessie Holnback Postel. Charley, as he was known to all, married on Aug. 2, 1973, and spent 38 wonderful years with her. Charley had a large family who loved and looked up to him. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his step-children, his grandchildren, his great-grandchildren, his nieces and nephews, and his great-nieces and nephews. Charley's sister, Frances Postel Braswell, preceded him in death March 25th of this year. Charley grew up in Mascoutah, and worked summers on the family farm in Rockbridge. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later received a B.S. with honors in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University. Continuing a family tradition, he operated the South Side Stock Farm where he oversaw many agricultural changes through the years. Charley's strong Christian faith led to a lifetime of generosity and kindness to others. An active member of the Rockbridge United Methodist Church, he served in various leadership positions there, including teaching Sunday School to young people for many years. He also cared about people far away; he was active for decades in the leadership of Heifer International, an international agricultural development charity, including serving as a "flying cowboy" escorting planeloads of animals to be donated to Africa and South America. An avid traveler whose international trips dated back to the 1950s and included Russia, South America and China, he was fondly known for his childlike sense of fun and curiosity, his enthusiasm for trains and his love of family and friends. Burial will take place at the Mascoutah City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Postlewait, Elizabeth Mrs. - Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Postlewait, 86, of Carrollton, mother of Miss Grace Postlewait, Alton grade school principal, and of Miss Mary Postlewait of Alton, assistant office manager of General Paper Stock Co., of St. Louis, will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Mehl Funeral Home, Carrollton. The Rev. Robert Pitsch, pastor of Carrollton Methodist Church, will officiate the rites, assisted by the Rev. C.S. Boyd, interment will be in Carrollton City Cemetery. Mrs. Postlewait, who was the widow of Addison Postlewait, died Tuesday at 12:35 p.m. in St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness of two days. A daughter of the Late Robert and Mary Sibley, she was born in Calhoun County, Nov. 4, 1872. She was married to Addison Postlewait of Carrollton Nov. 8, 1896. Her husband died in 1933. A brother, Grant Sibley, and a sister, Ruth Brangenberg, also preceded her in death. In addition to her two daughters, she is survived by several nieces and nephews.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 03 Dec 1958. Wed. page 23 - Sub. by Cheryl Clendenny]

Powell, Mary Alice - Mary Alice Powell, 73, of White Hall, died Friday afternoon, July 8, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 24, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Malvina (Griffith) Rogers. She married James "Jabo" Powell Sr. on April 28, 1955, in White Hall, and he preceded her in death April 22, 2009. Surviving are two daughters, five sons, 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. There are also two sisters, and two brothers. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; a grandson, Sunkleep Powell; three sisters, Doris Johnson, Frances Wilson and Pat Pollard; and a brother, Dwain Rogers. Mrs. Powell worked for 30 years as a bus driver for the North Greene School District and also had worked as a nursing assistant at White Hall Hospital. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall. She was a devoted, loving mother who cherished her family dearly. Some of her favorite pastimes were dining at the Barefoot in Hardin, spending time with her family and a dear neighbor, Karen Henderson. She loved her dog, Sam. She also loved camping and the rodeo; especially in Fort Madison, Iowa. She will be dearly missed. Burial will follow at White Hall Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Preston, Rachel E. - The death of Mrs. Rachel E. Preston, 72, lifelong resident of northeastern Greene county, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the home of her son, George Preston, in the Richwoods neighborhood. She had been ill several months with poisoning. She was born in the vicinity of Nortonville. Her husband died several years ago, and the surviving children are Rev. James R. Preston, White Hall; Mrs. Walter Hutchens, Jerseyville; Wesley and George, in the home vicinity of Richwoods; Archie and Mrs. Frank Wallace, Alton. She has three sisters, one in California, one in St. Louis and another in Calhoun county, and two half brothers in California and Oklahoma. There are 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Richwoods Baptist church, where funeral services and burial will take place Wednesday.
Source:[The Jacksonville Daily Journal, 09 May 1929, Thur. Page 12] Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny

Preston, Walter E. - Walter E. Preston, 52, office manager of the Rose Oil Products Co., at White Hall, died Tuesday at his home in White Hall following a heart attack. A son of the late Rev. James Preston, and Mrs. Finney Wallace Preston of Roodhouse, he was born Aug. 11, 1913, at Hillview, and had lived at Carrollton before moving to White hall. He was a veteran of World War II: a member of Carrollton Lodge 50, A.F. & A. M. and belonged to Knight of Templars and Scottish Rites organizations. His widow, the former Vera Lee Patterson, and his mother survive. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. In Hillview Baptist Church, west of White Hall. The body is at Dawdy Funeral Home, White Hall, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.
Source:[Alton Evening Telegraph, 20 Oct 1965, Wed. page 24] Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny

Prough, Juanita E. - Juanita Evelyn Prough, 88, of Carrollton, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Born in Roodhouse Jan. 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Claude and Nellie Mae (Robinson) Barber. She married Thomas H. Prough on July 19, 1947, in Roodhouse, and he preceded her in death Jan. 21, 1991. Surviving are her three children, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were a grandchild, Ryan Prough; two sisters, Alice Buster and Niada Neff; and a brother, Charles Barber. Juanita graduated from Roodhouse High School. She was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed talking to her friends on the phone, watching TV, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Burial at Carrollton City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Prough, Melvin - Melvin Prough, 93, of rural Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born near Wrights on March 9, 1919, he was the son of the late Clifton and Amy Hyde Prough. He married Dorothy Trusty in St. Charles, Mo., on Jan. 25, 1941. She preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 2012. He is survived by two sons, and one daughter. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Everett and Tom; one grandchild; and one infant great-grandchild. He spent his entire life engaged in farming near the Wrights area. He also was employed by the City of Greenfield through the Experience Works program before residing at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. Center. He was an avid sports fan, following the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams. He was most content tinkering around on his farm. He will be sadly missed. Burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Pruiett, Kathern Sue - Kathern Sue Pruiett, 52, of Roodhouse, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at her residence. She was born Aug. 24, 1959, in Clinton, the daughter of Jesse Lionel and Evelyn Dubson Miller. She married on June 26, 1993, at Roodhouse, he survives. She is also survived by her stepfather, two sons, and a daughter. There are three grandchildren. She has a sister, and four brothers. She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Miller; and her mother, Evelyn Bundy. Kathy was an LPN and had worked at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She enjoyed embroidery, knitting, crocheting and quilting. Her greatest joy was caring for and playing with her grandson, Joseph. She loved going to church and was a member of House of Restoration Church in Roodhouse. Burial will be at Walkerville Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Puckett, James Alexander - 83, died Monday, November 10, 1975 at Mt. Gilead Sheltered Care Home, southwest of Carrollton. He was a former White Hall resident. Born April 10, 1892 in St. Charles, Mo, he was a son of John and Mary Ross Puckett. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. LaVerne Hayes of Wood River and Mrs. Mary Richtor of Paducah, KY: two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Rassmusen of Rapid City, S. Dak.: and a brother William Puckett of Silt, Colorado. Mr. Puckett was preceded in death by two wives and two children. Interment was in Pine Tree Cemetery., Patterson.
[contributed by "apljac" who says "he was a long time resident of East Alton, Illinois"]