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Mary J. Dale
Mary J. Dale was born in Hamilton County Illinois, April 16, 1849, and died in Elk Prairie, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Iva Hutchison, April 27, 1910, at 7:45 p.m. at the age of 61 years and 11 days. The deceased was married to William L. Cates in Washington County Illinois, September 13, 1867. She was converted to Christianity in the year of 1866, and lived and died in that faith.
She was the mother of ten children, seven of whom with her husband, survive her. These children are located as follows: Thomas L., Elk Prairie; Robert S., St. Louis; William J. Jr., Mt. Vernon; Susan Elkins, Weiser, Idaho; Iva Hutchison, Elk Prairie; Ida Henn, Dodds Township; Elsie M. Clark, Mt. Vernon. Deceased is also survived by one brother Thomas J. Dale of Drivers, Illinois and one sister Zana Marrison of Oklahoma.
Some 30 years ago the family located on a farm in the south part of Elk Prairie.
Her devotion to her family and self-sacrifice for their welfare was remarkable. Aside from the motherly care of her own children, she had the care of the aged mother of her husband, who lived for years in her home, or until her death, which occurred when she was over 90 years old. Not only that but the wayfaring stranger and wanderer always found a welcome and a nights lodging in her humble home. While the motherless, homeless outcasts often in tatters and rags, who crossed the threshold of her home, were given a mother's smile and a mother's welcome. Her home became their home as long as they remained under her ministering care. Some years ago her husband located in Mt. Vernon where she has since resided with the exception of one or two years. About five years ago her health failed and a malady developed which at times caused the most intense suffering and agony. But she bore this great hopeless affliction with patience and fortitude and was resigned and willing to go.
Mother Cates is dead!
But some of those who received Ten thousand tokens of her love Remain: and in their hearts The picture of her saintly face still lives: and the memory of Of ten thousand deeds will shed an influence of good in other lives making them better and nobler because she lived.
In her last hours on earth she expressed a willingness to go and be at rest, bidding good bye to loved ones.
1910 -- MARY J. DALE, SUSAN ELKIN'S MOTHER -- submitted by Jerry Hayes, hayes1@epud.net



George Dalton
George Dalton Dies Yesterday At Age 59 Years
George Dalton died at 10:30 a.m. yesterday at his home, 525 south 18th street. He was 59 years, four months, and four days old. Mr. Dalton was born Oct. 30, 1900, in Wayne county, the son of Isaiah and Laura (Mills) Dalton. Survivors include a son, Robert E. Dalton of Vallejo, Calif.; a half-brother, Bert Dalton of Dansville, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Russell Drake of Orchardsville, and Mrs. Reed Dickey of Bluford; and two grandchildren. Mr. Dalton was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Pulley Funeral Chapel, with Don Wortman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. [George Dalton 10/30/1900 - 3/4/1960, buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois]

Source: Unknown Newspaper
Submitted by: Marilynn Howard * airrow@ix.netcom.com


I.J. Dalton
BUD DALTON, 85 FORMER RESIDENT DIES EARLY TODAY
I.J.(BUD) DALTON, 85, a retired farmer and former resident of Mt. Vernon, died at 1;30 a.m. today at his home near Orchardville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2;00 at Dickeyville church with the Rev. Steve Shehorn officiating and burial will be in Dickeyville cemetery. The body will lay in state at Combs Chapel in Wayne City. Mr. Dalton was born in Kentucky February 10, 1866.He spent most of his life in Jefferson county. He was a member of Briley General Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Laura; three sons Bert of Darrell Michigan, George of Mt Vernon, and Ernest of Bluford.One daughter Mrs Beulah Drake of Orchardville; a step daughter Mrs Molly Dickey of Bluford and a brother William Dalton

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: June 20, 1951
Submitted by Janice Staples

Mary J. Dalton
Mrs. Geo. Dalton Died Here Today At Family Home
Mrs. Mary Dalton, wife of George Dalton, died this morning at the
family home, 529 South Eighteenth street. Mrs. Dalton was 23 years
Funeral plans have not yet been made, but will be announced tomorrow. The family came here about three weeks ago.

[Mary Jane (Weaver) Dalton 11/24/1899 - 5/18/1923, buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson County, Illinois w/husband, George Dalton]
Source: Unknown Newspaper
Submitted by: Marilynn Howard * airrow@ix.netcom.com


Norma Lee Dame
Norma Lee Dame, 85, of Sesser, IL died 11:15 A.M. Saturday Jan. 28, 2006, at the Mt. Vernon Health Care Center. Norma owned and operated the Fabric Shop in Sesser for 35 years. She attended the Church of the Nazarene in Benton. Mrs. Dame was born July 31, 1920 in Franklin County to Isaac and Anna Lucille (Shepard) White. She married Lowell Everett Dame on May 4, 1942 in Morganfield, KY; He preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday January 31, 2006 at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, with Jerry Whittington officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville. Mrs. Dame is survived by two sons, Jim Dame and wife Jody of Mt. Vernon, IL and Jerry Dame and wife Joyce of Houston, TX; one daughter, Judy and husband Randy Whittington of Sesser, IL; two sisters, Rose Mary and husband Amos Mitchell of Sesser, IL and Marjorie Dame of Sesser, IL; one granddaughter, Stacey and husband Ralph Eddy; five grandsons, Darin Dame and wife Sarah, Jerod Dame and wife Taffie, Jason Dame and wife Cherie, Brian Whittington and Fiancée Alisha Williams, and Brandon Whittington; and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lowell Dame, two brothers Allen and Donald White, one granddaughter Marla Lea Dame

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News, 01-2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

James W. Daniels
JAMES DANIELS 101-YEAR-OLD RETIRED RAIL WORKER
James W. Daniels, a retired railroad worker from Grant Fork, Ill., died Saturday (May 23, 1998). He was 101. Mr. Daniels was born in Jefferson County, Ill. He was a laborer for the Illinois Central Railroad. He retired in 1961. His wife, Ruby, died in 1967. The couple had two sons, who also are deceased. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Knutt of Keyesport, Ill.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Irwin-Scott Chapel in Glen Carbon, Ill. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Centralia City Cemetery in Centralia, Ill.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: May 26, 1998
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Marian H. Danner
Marian H. Danner, 74, 3304 Central Avenue, died at 6:35 A.M. today at Jeffersonian Nursing Home. Mrs. Danner was born in Jefferson County on December 10, 1905, the daughter of Frank and Mayme (Dudley) Hester. On Jan. 12, 1925, in Nashville, she married Duff P. Danner, who survives. Mrs. Danner was a member of the West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church, the Mt. Vernon Womens Club and the Mt. Vernon Garden Club. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy E. Dude officiating. Burial will follow in New Shiloh Cemetery. Besides her husband, survivors include one son, William D. "Bill" Danner of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Carolyn) Dagg of Mt. Vernon; seven grand-children; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Chester (Margaret) Dees and Mrs. Emil (Fay) Norris, both of Waltonville, and Mrs. Normal (Hazel) Lewis of Toledo, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Danner was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers

Mt. Vernon Register News, August 7, 1980
Submitted by: Abby Newell


Velma G. Davenport
Velma G. Davenport, 78, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at White Oak Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born in Jefferson County on Wednesday, April 2, 1930, a daughter of Curt and Grace (Gifford) Birkhead. She married Harold B. Davenport in Mt. Vernon, on Dec. 24, 1948. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1997. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Interment will follow at East Hickory Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County. Visitation will be from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Velma is survived by three sons, the Rev. Gary Davenport and wife Gayla of Mt. Vernon, Jimmy Davenport of Mt. Vernon and Terrell Davenport of Mt.Vernon; two daughters, Teresa Mullinax and husband Randy of Mt. Vernon and Diane Wamble and husband David of Fairview Heights; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces· and nephews. Her parents, her husband, three brothers, one sister and one granddaughter preceded her in death. Velma was a homemaker and a member of Casey Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Casey Avenue Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to HugHey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: June 19, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Bernadine F. Davis
Bernadine F. Davis, 64, 915 So. 20th St., died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday [March 29] at her home. She was an employee of Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory for 24 years. Mrs. Davis was born in Jefferson County April 19, 1919, the daughter of Ralph and Margaret [Barva] Melton. She was first married to Arvol Shehorn. On May 7, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nev., she married Paul Davis, who survives. In addition to her husband, survivors include her mother of Mt.Vernon; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Rich of Gulfport, Miss., one son, Melvin Leo Shehorn of Corvallis, Ore.; one stepson, Paul David Davis of San Francisco; eight grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; one step great granddaughter; a daughter in law, Mrs. Linda Bruce of Wayne City; one sister, Mrs. Albert "Red" [Alpha] Gentles of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Lawrence "Bennie" Melton of Mt. Vernon, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Davis was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Melvin Vandeloo, Monsignor James P. Burke, and the Rev. Gendall Davis officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Hughey Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by one son, Jerry G. Shehorn; one grandson, Jerry Lee Shehorn; and her father.

Mt. Vernon Register-News, March 30, 1984
Submitted by: Margaret Ann Marasco daughter; Cajungal3342@aol.com

Charles Davis
Chas. Davis Dies Suddenly At Home Near Ina
Charles Davis, 76, was found dead at his home near Ina Sunday. Death was due to an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Jack Ketterman officiating. Burial will be in Abner cemetery near Nason. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Davis was born April 22, 1889, in Jefferson county, the son of John and Martha (Benthall) Davis. He was married to Josephine Dalby, who preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Nociar of near Ina; two brothers, Bill and John Davis of Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bateman and Mrs. Ella Pitchford, both of Sesser; and four grandchildren. Mr. Davis was a veteran of World War I.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Doris Mae Davis
Doris Mae Davis, 77, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. She was born in Mt. Vernon on Dec. 3, 1930, a daughter of Henry Lee Gossage and Lulu Mae (Harpole) Gossage. She married Ermal Lee Davis on May 20, 1950, in Benton, and he preceded her in death in June 11,2004. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Ed Sprinkle officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Visitation will he from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Doris is survived by a son, Robert "Bob" Davis and wife Rebecca of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Brenda Crofford and husband Ronald of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren, Corey Crofford of Virginia Beach and Robin Dillman and husband Shawn of Virginia Beach; two greatgrandchildren, Rylie Marie and Amelia Louise Dillman; sister, Dorothy Sechrest and husband Bob of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, her husband and infant brother preceded her in death. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, PO. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Aug. 20, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

James Davis
James Davis, 75, passed away Aug. 11, 2009, at the William B. Ryrie Hospital in Ely, Nev., of cancer. Jim was born July 3, 1934, in Eldorado, Illinois to Joe and Leona (Smith) Davis. He was the sixth child in a family of seven. He had six brothers and one sister. Jim quit school his sophomore year of high school and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He had a rank of Airman Third Class. After being discharged, he married Nancy Funkhouser on Oct. 2, 1954, in Mt. Vernon. He is survived by his wife Nancy; and his three children, Nancy Jean Elbertson, wife of Howard Elbertson, Rhonda Romans of Ely, Nev., and Mark Davis, husband of Bethany Davis of McGill; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Glen Davis, Nick Davis and Jack Davis of Illinois; and one sister, Calleen Briner of Henderson, Nev. He was preceded in death by his parents and three older brothers. Jim worked at the Nevada Test Site for 25 years, where he started as a carpenter and was promoted to foreman. He eventually became general foreman over Area Three. He and Nancy purchased property in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada in 1987 and have been residents since then. Their children soon joined them and became residents. Jim retired at the age of 62, but soon became bored with retirement and went to work at Foreland Refinery until January of this year. Jim enjoyed his family and his friends. He loved hunting, fishing and all sports and always looked forward to football season and the NFL on TV. He loved horses and rodeos, and he participated in all these sports as a young man. A memorial service will be held at Mountain Vista Chapel on Saturday at 10 a.m. Pastor Cyle Jones of the First Baptist Church will be officiating. After the service, a potluck dinner is planned by the Ely Elks Lodge where his family and friends will celebrate his life.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 8/20/2009 - 8/21/2009
Submitted by: Nancy Funkhouser Davis

Melcher C. Davis
Melcher C. Davis, 87, Route 3, died 9:30 a.m. May 20, 1990, at his home. Mr. Davis was a farmer, livestock producer and cattle trader until retirement. He was born Nov. 18, 1902, in Jefferson County, a son of Clinton C. and Melissa (Bullock) Davis. May 7, 1949, in Mayfield, Ky., he married Edna Bender, who died June 5, 1963. In February, 1966, he married Nellie Irene Garrett Yearwood, who died Aug 12, 1985. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Auxier officiating. Burial will follow in Wolfe Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Davis is survived by one son, Jack Davis, former U.S. congressman, and wife Virginia of Springfield; four stepsons, Russell Bender of El Paso, Texas, Charles "Sonny" Yearwood of Mt. Vernon, Darrell Yearwood of Wood River, and Lee Yearwood of Houston; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen Capps of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and two nieces, Mrs. Don (Nancy) Schutte of Woodlawn and Mrs. Wilbur (Dorothy) Jones of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Davis was a christian. He was a member of Illinois Farm Bureau, of Woodlawn Odd Fellows Lodge and of the governing board of Jefferson County Rural Fire Department for many years. He was awarded a distinguished service award when he retired from the board. In addition to both wives, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Billy and Lee Davis; and two sisters, Jennie Corder and Nannie Brown. Memorials may be made to Wolfe Prairie Cemetery and will accepted at the funeral home at any time.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

Nelson Davis
Nelson Davis, Retired Farmer, Dies At Home
Nelson Davis, Route 2, Waltonville, died at 11:15 p.m. yesterday at his home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Myers Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Stabler officiating. Friends may call at the Myers Chapel after 4 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at the Black cemetery. Mr. Davis was born Nov. 12, 1880, in Jefferson county, the son of Joseph P. and Martha (Black) Davis. He was a retired farmer. He was married in 1905 to Ola Newell, who died in 1962. Survivors include: Two sons, Lowel Davis of Waltonville and Walter of McClellan township; one brother, Richard Davis of Waltonville; one sister, Lutishia Hart of Mt. Vernon.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

N. Irene Davis
N. Irene Davis, 77, Route 3, Mt. Vernon, died at 7:20 a.m. Monday in Good Samaritan Hospital. She was employed by Carp's Department Store for several years. Mrs. Davis was born on March 29, 1908, in Gibson County in Indiana, the daughter of Alfred and Maude (Racine) Garrett. Mrs. Davis first m arried Charles E. Yearwood then married again in February, 1966 to Melcher C. Davis, who survives. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Gene Auxier officiating. Burial will follow at the New Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home after 6 p.m. today. In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Ellen) Capps of Mt. Vernon; three sons, Charles "Sonny" Yearwood and wife Phyllis of Mt. Vernon, Lee Yearwood and wife Elaine of Waco, Texas, and Darrell Yearwood and wife Lynn of Godfrey; one stepson, Jack Davis and wife Virginia of Springfield; one sister, Marsha Richardson of Princeton, Ind., several nieces and nephews and 10 grandchildren. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church, the Woodlawn Rebekah Lodge No. 75 and the AARP. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jerry Allen Yearwood, one brother, one stepbrother, and one stepsister.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com


Verner N. Davis
Verner Davis Of Mt. Vernon Died At Age 93
Verner N. Davis, 93, Route 1, died 8:15 p.m. Sept. 4, 1990, at the home of his son in Wappapello, Mo. Mr. Davis was a retired farmer. He was born March 27, 1897, in Jefferson County, a son of William and Anna (Jones) Davis. May 5, 1921 in Jackson, Mo., he married Elleta (Newell) Stewart, who survives. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In addition to his wife, Mr. Davis is survived by one son, Charlie Stewart and wife Bethel, of Wappapello, Mo.; one brother, Burrell Davis of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Vena Pace of Mt. Vernon; two grandchildren, Barry Stewart and Claudette Vogel; three great-grandson, Lynn Godair, Chuck Stewart and Scott Stewart; and several nephews and nieces. Mr. Davis was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Billie Bob Davis; and one sister, Jewell Lucher.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date:
Submitted by: Cindy Ford, Transcribed By: Ann Evans

Stella Dees
Mrs. Stella Dees Dies At Age 60; Peoria Funeral
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Dees will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Wilton Funeral Home, 2101 north Knoxville in Peoria. Burial will be in Peoria. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call after 7:00 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Dees, 60, of Peoria, died Wednesday at 8:25 p.m. in that city. She was a former resident of the Waltonville communtiy. She was born May 14, 1907, near Waltonville, the daughter of Frank and Maude Place. She was married to John W. Dees, who survives. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Maude Place of Peoria; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Alford of Champaign and Mrs. Norma Lee Dieckow of Washington, Ill.; two brothers, Paul Place of Aurora and Claude Place of Mt. Vernon; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Imig of Groveland, Ill., and Mrs. Ruby Ion and Mrs. Sylvia Robinson, both of Mt.Vernon; and six grandchildren.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Byford (Chuck) Denham
Rev. Byford Denham Of Mt. Vernon Died At Age 73 (Photo Included) The Rev. Byford (Chuck) Denham, 73, Route 1, died at 6:22 p.m. Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Denham was born in Franklin County on Jan. 7, 1909, the son of Burley and Lola (Duty) Denham. On July 22, 1933, in Benton, he married Margaret Beckham who survives. He was affiliated with the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and retired from Vernois Inc. He was also a farmer. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Atchison officiating. Burial will follow at South Hickory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. In addition to his wife in Mt. Vernon, he is survived by two sons, Donald L. (Sonny) Denham of El Paso, Texas, and James R. Denham of Belleville; four daughters, Mrs. Wayland (Betty) Brown of Stratford, Texas, Mrs. JoEllen Campbell of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Neva Gill of Fairfield and Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Kissner of Wayne City; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Sharon, one brother and one sister.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford, Transcribed By: Ann Evans

Helen Marie Dobbs
Helen Marie Dobbs Of Bluford Died At Age 59
Helen Marie Dobbs, 59, Bluford, died at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 3, 1987, at Crossroads Community Hospital. Mrs. Dobbs was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Illinois, a daughter of Matthew and Iva (Wells) Merriman. On June 21, 1945, in Edwardsville, she married William H. Dobbs, who survives. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Loy Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at Johnston Funeral Home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Larry Matthew Dobbs, Michael Clarence Dobbs, Robert O. Dobbs and Thomas J. Dobbs, all of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Velva Jean Conklin of La Belle, Fla., and Mrs. Paulette Lynn Patterson of Lawton, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Merriman of Branson, Mo., and Lester Merriman of Peoria; and six sisters, Mrs. Vanita Allen of Bonnie, Mrs. Josephine Boger of Salem, Mrs. Grace Rozelle of Florida, Mrs. Alene Williams of Ina, Mrs. Mary Shelton of Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. Maxine Glesson of O’Fallon, Mo. Mrs. Dobbs was a counselor at Comprehensive Services in Mt. Vernon. She was a member of Bluford Church of God. Mrs. Dobbs was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford, Transcribed By: Ann Evans

Hubert Lee Dobbs
Graveside services for Hubert Lee Dobbs, 62, of Lakeside, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Malcolm, Turkington of Charleston Community Church officiation military honors will be by the Coos Head Naval Facility, North Bend Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hubert was born March 2.1923, at Ina, Ill. and died May 14, at Coos Bay. He had moved to this community in 1959, and was employed by Weyerhaeuser Company for 26 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the VFW Post 4441 of North Bend and the IWA local 3-261 of North Bend.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Dobbs of Lakeside, sons Gary Dobbs, of Arkansas, Robert and Thomas Dobbs of Lakeside, daughters, Hazel Hawkins of Lakeside, and Ann Glenn of La Grande, stepdaughters, Jewell Lewis of Mt. Vernon, Ill. and Marie Collins of Benton, Ark. a brother Walter Dobbs of Scottland, GA stepbrother, Irwin Dobbs of Channan, Ill and eight grandchildren.

Pg. 2 -- THE WORLD, Coos Bay, Ore. Friday, May 17, 1985
**NOTE** He lived in Jefferson Co., McClellan twp at one time, as he is in the 1930 census. The grandson of Thomas & Anna E. Dobbs -- Submitted by: Clara Jaramillo CJar5MO@aol.com

Sue Ann (Morgan) Dobbs
Sue Ann Dobbs 62 years of Mt.Vernon died 11:05 a.m. May 10,2004 at St. Marys Good Sam Hospital in Mt.Vernon. Mrs. Dobbs was born April 21,1942 in Mt.Vernon Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. thursday at Johnston funeral home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev Charles McCormick will officiate Burial will follow at Arnold Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon. Mrs. Dobbs is survived by four sons Allan Ackley and wife Carlene of Mt.Vernon, Clifford Ackley of Missouri, Christopher Dobbs and wife Christina of Missouri and Shawn Dobbs of Mt.Vernon four daughters Debra O'Dell and husband Gary of Missouri, Carrie Ackley and special friend Henry Vincent of Mt.Vernon, Brenda Savage and husband Russell of Belle Rive and Desiree Jackson and husband Larry of Mt.Vernon 17 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. She is also survived by a special friend of 20 years Stanley Harrbison of Mt.Vernon. She was preceded in death by parents, her husbands Wesley Ackley and Thomas Hank Dobbs a son leon Wayne Ackley and a daughter Ruth Ann Ackley and a brother John Griffin. Mrs. Dobbs was of the Baptist faith.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Debra Sue (Morgan) O'Dell * callsheb@hotmail.com
Relationship = Mother
Date May 2004

John David Dodds
J.D. Dodds Dies Late Last Night; Funeral Friday Was One of County's Best Known Men, Serving as Cororner; Services 2 P.M. Friday at Waltonville

John David Dodds, coroner of Jefferson county and one of the best known residents died at his home, 216 south Twelfth street, at 11:30 o'clock last night. He had been in impaired health for several years and his condition had been critical since last Saturday, Nov. 30. His age was 79 years, 1 month and 18 days. Funeral services will be held at the Universalist church in Waltonville at two o'clock Friday afternoon with Elder D. E. Baker officiating. Interment will be made in Knob Prairie cemetery. Born on a farm near Waltonville on Oct. 16, 1856, Mr. Dodds was a son of John and Emeline Keller Dodds, one of the old families of Jefferson county. He engaged in farming for a number of years and later moved to Mt. Vernon, engaging in the real estate business. On Feb. 11, 1880, he was united in marriage with Olive L. Gilbert at the home of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Gilbert of Waltonville. On the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary, Feb. 11, 1930. The Register-News published an account of Mr. and Mrs. Dodds' wedded life, showing that the entire period had been spent in Jefferson county. During much of the time they made their home in Mt. Vernon and at other times resided on their farm. They lived in Mt. Vernon in 1887 when the town was swept by the great cyclone and their home was among the many razed in that diseaster. An unusual feature of the observance was that Mrs. Dodds' parents and grandparents lived to celebrate their golden wedding anniversaries. Had Mr. Dodds lived to Feb. 11, 1936, he and Mrs. Dodds would have been married 56 years. Mr. and Mrs. Dodds were an unusually devoted couple and their long married life was characterized by happiness. Always actively affiliated with the Democratic party. Mr. Dodds was elected coroner with a large plurality in the landslide of 1932. He made an active campaign despite his age and his personal popularity was attested by his success. He conducted the affairs of his office in a thorough and efficient manner, holding inquests in many deaths. Troubled by his failing health at times, he occasionally delegated a part of the work to assistants, but at all times he fulfilled the major duties of the position. Mr. Dodds was a man of excellent business judgement, honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow men, and in a long and busy life left only friends. He never entertained feelings of ill will against anyone and his frank, open manner, his sterling traits of character won for him the respect of all, and the affection of those who knew him best. He is survived by his wife, five daughters, one son, a sister and a brother. The daughters are Mrs. Myrtle E. Norris of Waltonville, Mrs. Charles J. Thompson of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Ruby Hirons of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. H. E. Mannen of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Frank E. Reed of Sandoval, Ill. The son is Wilburn Dodds of Denver, Colo. The brother is W. N. Dodds of Mt. Vernon, and the sister is Mrs. Susan Hirons of Waltonville. The body will lie in state at the Myers chapel, 122 north Tenth street, until shortly before the funeral hour.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Olive L. Dodds
Mrs. Olive Dodds Dies; Rites Thurs.
Olive L. Dodds, widow of John D. Dodds, former Jefferson county coroner, died at 4:30 p.m. yesterday at her home, 1116 Main street. She was 81 years of age. Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. R. B. Guthrie at Myers chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. and burial will follow at Knob Prairie cemetery. Mrs. Dobbs was born June 12, 1863, in Blissville township, near Waltonville, to Raynor and Elizabeth (Ford) Gilbert. On February 11, 1880, she was united in marriage to John D. Dodds, who preceded her in death December 4, 1935. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Norris of Waltonville, Mrs. Anna Reed of Centralia; Mrs. Ruby Hiron; Mrs. Alma Mannen and Mrs. Ruth Thompson, all of Mt. Vernon. Fourteen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive. Three sons, Gilbert, Wilburn and Wayne and a daughter, Minnie, preceded her in death. The body will remain at Myers chapel.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Claude Dorris
Claude "Mike" Dorris of 1213 Shawnee died of a heart attack at 11:30 a.m. yesterday. He was 72 years, four months, and 19 days old. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Pulley Chapel with the Rev. Bird Green officiating. Burial will be in New Shiloh Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. today. Mr. Dorris was born Feb 23, 1888 in Saline county, the son of William and Hannah Elizabeth (Spurlock) Dorris. On Oct. 29, 1943, in St. Louis, he was married to Gertie Vigna, who survives. Other survivors include a brother, C. S. Dorris; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Yearwood and Mrs. Nellie Roeder, all of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Dorris was a retired employee of the Mt. Vernon car shops.

Mt. Vernon Register News July 13, 1960
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

C. Schley Dorris
C. Schley Dorris died at 7:45 a.m. today at his home, 819 north 10th street. He was 64 years, eight months and 24 days old. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Pulley-Gutzler Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Everett Lemay officiating. Burial will be in New Shiloh cemetery, near Mt. Vernon. The body will lie in state at the Pulley-Gutzler Funeral Home where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday. Mr. Dorris was born Aug. 8, 1898 at Shawneetown, the son of William and Hannah (Spurlock) Dorris. In 1924, at Nashville, he was married to Lillian Norman, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Delmar Dorris of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Mrs. Clara Yearwood of this city; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and a sister. Mr. Dorris was a member of the Park Avenue Baptist church, the I.O.O.F. Lodge, and Cement Finishers Local 331.

Mt. Vernon Register News May 2, 1963
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

Gertrude C. Dorris
Gertrude "Gertie" C. Dorris, 90, of 919 Lamar, late of the Jefferson Manor Nursing Home, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a member of the Boyd Christian Church since she was 16-years-old. Mrs. Dorris was born Feb. 28, 1887, in Jefferson county, the daughter of William and Christina (Snow) Crane. She was first married to Robert M. Tate in Dix on Dec. 14, 1905. After his death, she later married Claude Dorris on October 29, 1943. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1960. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hughey Pulley Funeral Home with J. Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after -- p.m. Mrs. Dorris is survived by two sons Herman Vasco Tate of Mt. Vernon, two daughters Mrs. Doris C. Lowth Milwaukee, Wisc. and Mrs. Thelma F. Hamblen of Monroe Center, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren 11 great great grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Ellen Wilson of Mt. Vernon. Besides her husbands, Mrs. Dorris was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and three brothers.

Mt. Vernon Register News (Died May 15, 1977)
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

Henrietta Dorris
Mrs. Henrietta Dorris, wife of Claud Dorris, Centralia road, Shiloh township, died yesterday afternoon at 1:17 o'clock p.m. Mrs. Dorris was born in Hardin County, Ill., Dec. 6, 1874, and her age at time of death was 59 years 7 months and 10 days. Mrs. Dorris before marriage was Miss Henrietta Lamb. She is survived by her husband, Claud Dorris, two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Cross and Mrs. Wallie Merline, both of Columbia, S. C.; and three sisters, Mrs. G. W. Findley, Roseburg, Ore.; Mrs. Jeff Belt, Lamb Town, Ill; Mrs. Laura Oxford, Detroit, Mich.; and four brothers, John W. Lamb, Granite City, W. Q. Lamb and James Lamb, Cave in Rock, Ill., and George Lamb, Paragould, Ark. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Park Avenue Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. C. W. Mauldler and burial will follow in New Shiloh cemetery. The body will remain at Myers chapel until the funeral hour.

Mt. Vernon Register News July 17, 1934
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

Lillian Francis Dorris
Mrs. Lillian Francis Dorris, 68, of 809 1/2 North 10th Street, died at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at her home, following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hughey-Pulley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Everett Lemay officiating. Burial will be in New Shiloh Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Hughey-Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. today. Mrs. Dorris was born May 2, 1905, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Dave and Cora (Poole) Norman. She was married to Schley Dorris in Nashville, Ill. He died May 2, 1963. Survivors include one son, Delmar W. Dorris of Mt. Vernon, one granddaughter, Mrs. Sue Ann Elliott of Warren, Ill.; one grandson, Don Dorris of Woodlawn; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dorris was a member of the Park Avenue Baptist Church, and was Past Noble Grand of Varnell Rebekah Lodge 296 in the year 1959. She joined the lodge in March of 1947.

Mt. Vernon Register News May 6, 1973
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

Nettie Pearl Dorris
Mrs. Nettie Pearl Dorris, wife of Claude Dorris, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at her home on RFD 4, near Camp Ground. Her age was 55 years, two months and 22 days. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Garrison Temple, conducted by the Rev. Ace Summers, and burial will follow in Garrison Temple cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, then will be taken to the family home, where it will lie in state until the funeral hour. Mrs. Dorris was born April 30, 1888, in Hickory Hill township, Wayne county, the daughter of John and Margaret (Melton) Ellis. On September 26, 1934, she was united in marriage with Claude Dorris, who survives. Mrs. Dorris was a member of the Bethel Tabernacle church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four brothers, Curt Ellis of Centralia, William Ellis of Keenes, John Ellis of Flora and Guy Ellis of Mt. Vernon; and three sisters, Mrs. Maud Austin of Palmyra, Ill, and Mrs. Kate Tucker and Mrs. Carrie Deselma, both of Taylorville.

Mt. Vernon Register News (Died July 23, 1943)
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

Nora Range Dorris
Mrs. Nora Range Dorris died Sunday at 9:25 p.m. Mrs. Dorris was born March 31, 1863, in Hannibal, Mo, the daughter of William and Catherine (Martin) Tranum. At the time of death she was 88 years, five months and one day of age. She was a member of the Park Avenue Baptist church, in which she was an active worker until her health failed 16 years ago. Mrs. Dorris is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry Beacks, two stepsons, Claude and Shelly Dorris, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ed Yearwood and Mrs. Charles Roeder, all of Mt. Vernon, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. yesterday at the graveside in Old Union cemetery conducted by the Rev. Bird Green, her former pastor.

Mt. Vernon Register News (Died September 2, 1951)
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

William Dorris
William Dorris, a retired farmer, died at 2:25 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Yearwood, on the Richview road. His age was 72 years, one month and 10 days. Mr. Dorris was born in Saline County on February 22, 1862, a son of Elijah and Mar Cook Dorris, and had lived here 19 years. He was united in marriage to Nora Range, who survives. Until five years ago, Mr. Dorris was an active farmer, but since that time he had retired. In addition to the widow and Mrs. Yearwood, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. C. E. Roeder of Mt. Vernon, and two sons, Claude and Commodore Dorris, both of Mt. Vernon. The body has been taken to the Myers Chapel, 122 north 10th street, where funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. J. C. Kinison will be in charge. Interment will be made at New Shiloh Cemetery.

Mt. Vernon Register News April 2, 1935
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps, mecapps37@hotmail.com

Elizabeth A. (Clampet) Jones and Mrs. Martha Dougherty
Mrs. Martha Dougherty, wife of Jno. Dougherty, and Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, both of Oakland, departed from this sublunary world to try the realities of one unknown, last Sunday. Mrs. Dougherty died at 3 o’clock a.m. and Mrs. Jones six hours later. The former had been sick for many days, her illness being of long and painful duration. She leaves five children, her husband and a sympathizing community to mourn her death. Mrs. Dougherty had long been a member of the Missionary Baptist church, one mile south of here, where the funeral services were conducted by Elder Hooker on Monday, at 11 a.m. Mrs. Jones’ death is a severe blow to her family of three girls and two boys, who were living with her, and they now are destitute of home parentage. She was the mother of a large family, all of whom were present, except her son George, who is in Kansas, and telegrams failed to reach him. Isaac, who lives in Colorado, reached here before his mother died. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Close Communion Baptist church, having joined that church in her single days, and lived by it the remainder of her life. Funeral services were held at Union church on Monday at 11 a.m. She leaves many relatives and a host of friends to mourn her death.

DOD: 11 Dec 1889
Mt. Vernon Register-Winfield column
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Edgar E. Dowds
Edgar E. Dowds, 25, of Opdyke died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 2005, at his home. Mr. Dowds was born May 20, 1980, in Mt. Vernon, son of Floyd and Marjorie (Scott) Dowds. Mr. Dowds is survived by his parents, Floyd and Marjorie Dowds of Opdyke, his grandmother, Elizabeth Dowds of Olney and a brother, Steve Dowds of Atlanta. Mr. Dowds was an electrician at Continental Tire North America. He was a member of the Moose Club and the Sportsmans Club of Mt. Vernon and served as the secretary of the Jefferson County Coon Hunters Club. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 Monday at Wells Cemetery, located northwest of Mt. Erie, with the Revs. Don Johnson and Richard McCormick officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Hurricane Victims Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Robert D. Downey
Robert D. Downey, age 85, of Carbondale, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born in rural Jefferson County near Opdyke on Feb. 25, 1923, to Henry and Mabel (Moore) Downey. He graduated from Opdyke High School in 1940. He married Helen F. Jones on June 22, 1947. They celebrated their 60th anniversary last year. She survives. Other survivors are his daughter, Karen Downey also of Carbondale. Robert was employed by Nabisco, selling cookies and crackers for 35 years. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II for three years as a radio operator. His ship, the LCS7, was sunk by the Japanese off Corregor in 1944. He was an active member of VFW Post 2605, the American Legion in Murphysboro and a 20 year member of the military funeral detail. He was a member of a prayer group which met for many years in Murphysboro. He spent 20 years as a volunteer for the AARP Driver Safety Program, which he really enjoyed. He spent 20 years as a Republican election jusge in Precinct 16 in Carbondale. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger; and son, Gary. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Annable officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with military graveside rites by the VFW, American Legion and the DAV. The visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Huffman-Harker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Ora E. Drennan
Ora E. DRENNAN, 89, of Kansas City, Kan., and formerly of Bonnie, died Aug. 25, 1992, at her home. Mrs. DRENNAN was born Feb. 7, 1903, in Illinois, a daughter of John Wesley and Sara Etta (KELLER) HAYES. She married Orville DRENNAN, who died in 1974. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with the Rev. Loy SHAW officiating. Burial will follow in Kirk Cemetery in Ina. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. DRENNAN is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edward (June) FRENICK of Kansas City, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford
The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, 27 Aug 1992 issue

Artie Bond Duckworth
Mrs. Artie Bond Duckworth Dies
Mrs. Artie Bond Duckworth, of 822 Jordan street, died at 7:10 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital after a long illness. Her age was 73 years, four months and two days. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. The Rev. Bird Green will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Mt. Vernon. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, where friends may call at any time until the funeral hour. Mrs. Duckworth was the daughter of John R. and Matilda (Cawhorn) (NOTE: actually Cochran) Holloway. She was first married to J. A. Bond, who preceded her in death. She was later married to Henry Duckworth, who is also deceased. Mrs. Duckworth was a member of the White Oak church. She is survived by five sons, Jerome Bond of Shadney (NOTE: should be Shabbona), Ill., Lester and Ted Bond of Mt. Vernon, Lee Bond of Dix and Ross Bond of Poplar Grove, Ill.; and six brothers, Grant Holloway of Mt. Vernon, Tom of Livingston, Ill., Lee of Wayne City, George of Rochelle, John of Baldwin, Mo., and Charles of Bluford. A daughter and two sons preceded her in death.

10 August 1948
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard
Relationship = Great Great Granddaughter

Rev. Leroy E. Dude
Dude, Rev. Leroy E. of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2006; Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Powell) Dude; dear father of Virginia (John) Albert, Carolyn (Paul) Lutz, Donna (Don) Burroughs, David (Camilla) Dude, and Robert (Cindy) Dude; grandfather, great-grandfather, dear friend. Rev. Dude was a United Methodist Minister pastoring churches in Bethalto, Bunker Hill, Alton Grace, O'Fallon, Grayville, Mt. Vernon West Salem Trinity and several others. Pastor Emeritus at West Salem Trinity U.M.C.Services: Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, at HUGHEY Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at West Salem Trinity U.M.C. in Mount Vernon. Funeral Service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the church and funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864.Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 618-242-3348 for further information.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date: January 31, 2006
Submitted by Cindy Ford

William Marion Dudley
One of Waltonville's oldest, best known and most highly respected citizens was called to his reward Friday evening. William Marion Dudley, son of William and Anise Dudley was born in Bald Hill township, Jefferson County, Illinois, Feb. 1,1856, departed this life Feb. 22, 1946, age 90 years and 21 days. On Nov. 14, 1879, Mr. Dudley was married to Miss Luran? Bartel Brayfield, who preceded him in death March 1, 1931. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Hester and Mrs. Ruth Howells. He is survived by three children: Mrs. Mayme Hester, with whom he has made his home for many years; Mrs. Bertha Hetherington of Long Beach, Calif.; Dr. S. E. Dudley of Benton, Ill.; 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, two half-brothers and three half-sisters. Professing faith in Christ in early married life, though not uniting with any church, he believed in the tenets of the Primitive Baptist church and patterned his daily living after The Golden Rule. "Uncle Dudley" is gone. And to those of us who knew him as neighbor and friend the lose will remain as a gap which can not not be filled. He made for himself in the community, a place different from any of the others. With the coming of spring, we shall miss him more and more. He loved the great out-doors and growing things. Never losing interest though his bodily strength had failed and this little poem would seem to have been written especially for him. Open the door gently. Lord, Let dear old Dad come in; So open the door to him. Set him a place at thy table, Lord, He loves a bit of cheer; To his old story often told, Lend thou a willing ear, Make him a bed where purple dawn, Will touch his resting face; You'll find him early up, dear Lord, A gardening round the place.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Barbara Ann Duncan
Aged woman died at early hour; burial tomorrow
Miss Barbara Ann Duncan died this morning at 1 o’clock, at the home of her brother, Isaac Duncan, 607 Main street. Miss Duncan’s age was 82 years, 11 months and 26 days. She made her home with her brother, and he is very sick at this time, his condition being reported as very critical. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at East Salem, and burial will follow at the East Salem cemetery.

11 June 1928
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Rev. Charles Thomas Duncan
Rev. Charles Thomas Duncan, age 89, of Augusta, Georgia formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Heartland Hospice House in Augusta, Georgia. He was born February 25, 1918 in McLeansboro, Illinois. He married Lula Mae (Huston) Duncan in 1945 in Kentucky. He was a Minister. He pastored at Central Baptist in Wadley, Ga. and was later a member of Crossbridge Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Rev. Allan Pollock officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2007 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Interment will be in East Salem Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois. Because of the love and care shown to our family and my father for those who wish, memorials may be made to The Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care, 1901 Central Ave. Augusta, Georgia 30904 (706)738-5039. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home.

Source: The Augusta Chronicle {GA}
Date: May 9, 2007
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Cora Duncan
DUNCAN—Mrs. Cora Duncan of 318 S. 8th St., Mt. Vernon, passed away this morning at 2 o'clock, aged 64 years, 6 months, 17 days. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday from Dix M. E. Church, with Rev. Joseph Harris, in charge. Burial at Jordan's Chapel, east of Dix. Body will remain at Osborne Funeral Home, Dix, Ill., until the funeral hour.

*Note*: Cora was the daughter of Bennett and Sally (Wall) Wimberly. Bennett Wimberly was born 25 Jun 1843 in Jefferson Co., Sally Wall was born in Marion Co. (no DOB) They were married 11 Dec 1865 in Jefferson Co. Cora had 3 brothers, Alonzo, Robert & Clarence and a sister Emma.

Submitted by: Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K. Torp

Isaac S. Duncan
Isaac S. Duncan, a well known farmer, is dead. Man long a resident of this county, died this afternoon at home of his daughter in Mt. Vernon.
Isaac Stephen Duncan, retired farmer, died at 12:05 o’clock this afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Smith, 223 south Eighteenth street, after an illness which lasted little more than a week. Mr. Duncan is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lena Litchfield, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Mellie Hall of St. Louis, formerly of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Ruth Smith, with whom he made his home. Interment will take place at East Salem cemetery, following funeral services which will be held at the church at that place, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Mr. Duncan was born November 14, 1852. In April, 1878, he was married to Miss Eldora Hawkins and they were the parents of six children. Mrs. Duncan and three of the children preceded him in death. He was a well known farmer, residing most of his life in the northeast section of Jefferson county.

19 January 1931
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Cleva Mardella (Chambliss) Dycus
Cleva Mardella (Chambliss) Dycus, age 77, of Mt. Vernon died Thursday, February 9, 2006, at White Oak Rehabilitation Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born September 26, 1928, in Jefferson County, Illinois, daughter of Willis Chambliss and Laura (Brady) Chambliss. She married Robert M. Dycus on February 14, 1992 in Jefferson County, Illinois. Mardella is survived by her husband, Robert M. Dycus of Mt. Vernon; one son, Byford Lynn Klebba and wife Tammy of Mt. Vernon; one daughter Angela Faye (Arendale) Haller of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Wilma Faye Johnson of Sebring, Florida; three grandchildren, Byford Chance Klebba of Mt. Vernon, Bertha Marie (Haller) Cisne and husband Larry of Wayne City, Illinois, Mica Hope Klebba of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; one great grandchild and eight step great grandchildren; two stepsons; Robert Dycus and wife Nina of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Kevin Todd Dycus of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; two stepdaughters; Lee Ann (Dycus) Johnson and husband Jim of Mt. Vernon, Amy (Dycus) Scarbrough and husband Jeff of Mt. Vernon; two stepbrothers; Glen Dale Byars and Bill Byars; sister-in-law Barbara Chambliss of Wayne City, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Her parents, a son: Billy Ray Klebba, both husbands: Walter Arendale and Bernard A. Klebba, sister: Thelma white, brothers; Melvin and Leroy Chambliss and her stepmother; Mary Chambliss, preceded her in death. Mrs. Dycus was a member of New Hope Webb Church, the V. F. W. Ladies' Auxiliary and the Moose Club of Mt. Vernon. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Burial followed at New Shiloh Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 2/2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

John A. Dycus
Dies At Age 85 At Home Here; Funeral Saturday for One of County's Best Known Residents.
John A. Dycus, one of Jefferson county's best known residents, died at 12:01 a.m. today at his home, 522 S. 24th street. His age was 85 years, one month and 11 days. Mr. Dycus was a Prudential Insurance Co. agent, a prominent farmer and vice president of the Ashley State Bank. Although a man of advanced age, he remained active to the last. On Tuesday of this week he served as an election judge in the third ward, but was forced to quit before the day was over because fo illness. Mr. Dycus was born March 10, 1864 in the little village of Winfield, in Jefferson county, and spent his entire, useful life in this county. He was the son of James Lloyd and Elizabeth Bryant Dycus, who came to this county from Tennessee established their home and reared a large family. Mr. Dycus grew to manhood in Blissville township, where by industry and thrift he acquired one of the best farms of the county. He resided on the farm until 1930, when he moved to Mt. Vernon, where he has since resided. In 1886 he was married to Elizabeth Walker, who died in February, 1929. To this union ten children were born. Three sons, Walker, Charles and Ray died in early childhood and the eldest daughter, Tillie May Norris, met a tragic accidental death in October, 1918. In October, 1930 Mr. Dycus was married to Mrs. May Patton Eaton, who survives. Since 1922 he had been special agent for the Prudential Insurance Co. On account of extremely large volume of business writen, he was called to Chicago to participate in conventions of Prudential's outstanding men. He had been a director of the Ashley State Bank since it was established in 1901 and a vice president of the bank since 1937. It was a matter of much pride to him that this bank weathered the storms of the depression. Politically, Mr. Dycus was a lifelong Democrat. He served as tax collector, town clerk and a member of the County Board of Supervisors from Blissville township. During World War I, he was active in selling Liberty Bonds and raising funds for the Red Cross. During World War II, he worked Registration Day and was a member of the Farm Security Administration Council of Jefferson county. He had been a member of the Masonic Order since 1907, being affiliated with the Royal Arch Masonic Chapter No. 141 at Ashley and Clay Lodge No. 153 at Ashley. At the age of 23 years he became a member of the Methodist church. He was instrumental in the building of the Minson Methodist church. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children, Irvie F. Dycus and Mrs. Dorothy Sulcer of Waltonville, Orval and Bryan Dycus and Mrs. Hattie Howard of Mt. Vernon and the Rev. Earnest M. Dycus of Granite City. He is also survived by one stepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy E. Terry of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Porter L. Dycus of Ina; 24 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at West Salem church, with the Rev. George Whitten officiating, and burial will be in the West Salem cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time after 7:00 p.m. today.

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Rose Anna Dycus
Mrs. Rose Anna Dycus, 83, of Waltonville, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday in Pinckneyville Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Waltonville Methodist church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Bobby Logan will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in this city. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today. Mrs. Dycus was born Aug. 22, 1883, in Perry county, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Faust) Stern. She was married to Irvie Dycus, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers, and a foster son, Henry Rust. Survivors include six sons, John Edgar Dycus of Mt. Vernon, Charles Dycus of DuBois, Arthur Dycus of Birmingham, Ala., Ray Dycus of Olney, and Robert and Donald Dycus of Waltonville; two daughters, Mrs. Alene Alexander of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Rosemary Harris of Peoria; two brothers, Henry Stern of Chester; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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