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Mary Haile
Mrs. J.W. Haile, of Field Townships buried Yesterday
Mrs. Mary Hails, wife of J.Watt Hails of Field township, died Monday afternoon after an illness of about eight weeks. Death was due to paralysis and heart trouble. She was stricken with paralysis about two months ago, the second stroke in three years. Mrs.Hails would have been 75 years old next month. She was buried yesterday afternoon at Union Chapel. Mrs. Hails is survived by her husband, J.Watt Hails, and the following named children; James Price, Mt.Vernon; Gus Price, Nebraska; Jesse Price, Divide, and Wm. Price, Texico; Mrs. David Hawkins, Texico and Mrs. Wm.Haynes. Two sisters in Ohio survive, as do a number of grandchildren. Mrs. Hails was twice married, her first husband, David Price, having died fifteen years ago. She was united in marriage with J. Watt Hails about twelve years ago. Mrs. Hails was a member of the Union Chapel church and a consecrated christian woman. She was very charitable and ever ready to answer the call of the distressed and practiced the Golden Rule in her daily life and conduct. She will be greatly missed in the locality in which she lived and was loved and respected by all who knew her.

Mt.Vernon Register News <BF Sept 6, 1923 top of page, 4th & 5th column>
Submitted by: Marlene Olson

Additional Submitted Information:
1880 Fed Census Field, Jefferson Co, IL pg 489A
David Price,47 yr, b. 1833 in Ohio/F:N.J./M:N.J
<Note: this is probably second wife due to 10 yrs difference between the wife and first child.>
Mary A. Price, 31 yr, b.1849 in Ohio/prts:OH
1.Wilden A.Price,male, 21 yrs,b.1859 in Ohio/prts:OH
2.Margaret E. Price, 13 yrs,b.1867 in Ohio/prts:OH
Ohio-1867 <move> Illinois-1870
3.Luella J. Price, 10 yr, b.1870 in IL/prts:OH
4. Wm G. Price, 8 yr, b.1872 in IL/prts: OH
5. Florance A. Price 5 yr, b.1875 in IL/prts:OH
6. Rosa A. Price 2 yr, b. 1878 in IL/prts: OH
Mary (__ )sp.1.David Price & sp.2.J.W.Haile



Mahulda Haley
Mahulda Haley Dies Yesterday at Age of 87
Mahulda Haley, widow of Charles A. Haley, died at 2:30 pm. yesterday at her home at 1804 Stanley Avenue. She was 87 years, five months and three days of age. Services will be held Thursday at 2 pm. in the Pulley-Gutzler Funeral chapel with Rev. Ross Partridge officiating. Burial will be in the West Salem Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the chapel after 6 pm today. Mrs. Haley was born Feb. 4, 1877 in Sullivan, Ind., the daughter of James and Lydia (Hayes) Rankin. On Feb. 8, 1893 in Jefferson County she was married to Charles Haley. He died in 1963. She is survived by one son, Frank Haley, of Mt. Vernon; three daughters, Mrs. Lettah Badgett and Mrs. Pearl Apgar, of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Elva Frick, of St. Louis; one brother Mort Baker of Dix; and one sister, Mrs. Dora Staley, also of Dix. Mrs. Haley is also survived by six grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter and two grandchildren.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: July 1964
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Dr. Andy Hall
Funeral Services For Famous Physician And Leading Citizen To Be Held Tuesday Afternoon.
Mt. Vernon's beloved Dr. Andy Hall is dead.
Dr. Andy died at 8:30 Saturday night at Good Samaritan Hospital, a week after he suffered a stroke. Mt. Vernon's famous physician and most respected citizen was 93 years, ten months and 17 days of age. Funeral Tomorrow. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist church. The Rev. Eugene Halcomb will officiate and 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. At 1:00 p.m. Tuesday the body will be taken to the church, to lie in state until the funeral hour. The family asked that flowers be omitted. Although Dr. Andy's death was expected it left the people of the doctor's home town with a feeling of deep loss. Dr. Andy had become as much a part of Mt. Vernon as the public square and the court house. He was the best-known and most loved man in the community he served as a doctor and booster for 71 years. Dr. Andy was many things to many people in his home town and county-doctor, friend, philosopher, story teller and most enthusiastic community booster.
A Doctor 71 Years
Dr. Hall started his distinguished career in medicine as a "horse and buggy" doctor in Mt. Vernon 71 years ago, shortly after his graduation from Northwestern University medical school in 1890. He hung out his shingle from a two-room office with a coal stove. The young doctor, who started broke, paid $5 a month for his office but economized by sleeping there, too. From this small beginning the dedicated young doctor who was born in a log cabin in Hamilton county earned home town, state and national honors which come to few men. He was mayor of his home town... served his state as director of its public health department.. was honored as Mt. Vernon's "Man of the Year" in 1946...and as America's "Doctor of the year" in 1949. Dr. Andy was born on a farm in Hamilton county in 1855, the son of Hiram Wesley and Julia (McLean) Hall. His father was a veteran of the Mexican War and a colonel in the Civil War. He got his early education in a log school where he sat on split log seats. He attended McLeansboro high school and Northern Illinois Normal College before enrolling in the Northwestern medical school

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

MOUNT VERNON -- Dr. Andy Hall, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health from 1929 to 1933, has died of a stroke in a Mount Vernon hospital. He was 96.
In 1949 the American Medical Association named Hall "out-standing general practitioner of the year." A native of McLeansboro, Hall served early in his career as a regimental surgeon in the Spanish-American War.
Survivors include three sons, all doctors. They are Dr. Andy Jr. of St. Louis, Maj. Gen. Wil-ford Hall (ret.) of Bridgeport, Conn., and Dr. Marshall Hall of Mount Vernon.

Unknown newspaper, c. 1948/49
Submitted by Paul Anderson -- Transcribed by K. Torp


Melvadean Hall
Melvadean Hall, 82, of Dix died 8 a.m. April 4, 2004, at her home. She worked in St.Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon in the housekeeping department. Mrs. Hall was born Jan. 7, 1923 in Waltonville to Dire A. and Anna Elvira (Bravard) Jones. She married Virgil F. Hall June 8, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He died May 10, 1998. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. The rev. Jesse Allen will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Garden Cemetery. Those attending the services are asked to go directly to the chapel on Wednesday afternoon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Hall is survived by three sons, Merle Hall and wife Barbara of Texico, Dean Hall and wife Diane of Mt. Vernon and Dale Hall and wife Alice of Centralia; a daughter Marline "Linda" Wooden and husband Jerry of Mt. Vernon;10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; several step greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Harvey "Dick" Jones and wife Opal of Nason and Dire Jones Jr. and wife Sue of Nason; two sisters, Florence Dees and husband Edsel of Waltonville and Virginia Jones of Centralia; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband,a granddaughter, Ann Marie Mezo; brothers Wilburn "Bill" Jones, Melvin Wayne Jones and Walter "Mutt" Mones; and a sister, Maxine Jones. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves

Ollie Mae Hall
Ollie Mae Hall Of Sesser Dies At Age 73
Ollie Mae Hall, 73, Route 1, Sesser, died 10:22 p.m. June 30, 1993, at Life Care Center in Benton. Mrs. Hall was a housewife. She was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Walty and Melissa Wilson, April 15, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she married Clarence Hall, who survives. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brayfield Funeral Home in Sesser with Dan Williams officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville. Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hall is survived by two sisters, Eunice Wilson and Edith Hall, both of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hall was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and three brothers.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: June 30, 1993
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

Billy D. Hamilton
Billy D. Hamilton, 73, of Mt. Vernon, died 7:31 p.m. Jan. 8, 2007, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. He was a retired coal miner. Born April 24, 1933, in Whittington, he was a son of Jesse and Essie (Burton) Hamilton. He married Ivalene (Gulley) Hamilton and she survives. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Raymond Capps officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Michelle Lyons and husband Dale of Rincon, Ga.; three grandchildren: Chad Lowery and wife Sunny of Fort Drum, NY, Terra Gilles and husband Ryan of Rincon, Ga., and Avery Lyons of Rincon, Ga.; three great-grandchildren: Cody Lowery, Savannah Lowery and Eryn Nettles; two brothers, Gearld Hamilton of Benton and Larry Hamilton of Granite City; and a sister, Glenna Jean Burton and husband Jerry of Tunnel Hill. Mr. Hamilton was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Northeast Water Co. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brent Hamilton, and three brothers.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: January 2007
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Dr. Clarence Hamilton
Dr. Clarence Hamilton, a well known Mt. Vernon physician and surgeon, died at 4:20 Thursday afternoon at Good Samaritan Hospital. His death occurred 15 days after his 71st birthday. Although his death was expected it came as a shock to his friends. In failing health for some time Dr. Hamilton submitted to surgery on November 26. The doctor seemed to get along fine after the operation and only a few days ago resumed his practice in his office at the John B. Rogers building. On Tuesday night he suffered a severe stroke at his home, 2507 Broadway, and was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital where he remained in critical condition until his death. A lifetime citizen of this community, Dr. Hamilton had served Mt. Vernon as a physician and surgeon for many years. As a young doctor he went overseas during World War I as a Captain in the Medical Corps and served with British forces. Funeral Sunday. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. William E. Griffiths will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Military services will be in charge of the American Legion. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Dr. Hamilton was born December 18, 1891 in Jefferson county, the son of Dr. James W. and Cora Alice (Webb) Hamilton. On March 31, 1924 he was married, at Clayton, Mo., to Hilda Carr, who survives. Dr. Hamilton was a member of the Jefferson-Hamilton County Medical Association, the Elks and Moose lodges and the local American Legion. Besides his wife, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. W. E. Setzekorn of Mt. Vernon.

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

Ellen Reynolds
Ellen Reynolds, daughter of William and Francis Reynolds, was born in east Tenn., Dec. 4, 1847. Died March 14, 1912. Age sixty-four years, three months and ten days. She was one of twelve children, five boys and seven girls, five of whom survive her. She almost supported the family through the sixtys while her brothers helped to save the union. She was converted at the age of eighteen and united with the Methodist Church soon after and as lived the Christian life ever since. She was united in marriage to Mr. Orange Hamilton September 24 1896. They journey a long life road together almost sixteen years. God has called her to be with him where she can be with loved ones and to wait the coming of the rest of the family. "Our loss is her gain." Interment was made at the Hagle Cemetery north of Waltonville. The funeral was conducted by her Pastor Rev. Batson at the M. E. Church Friday at 10:30.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

James Donald Hamlin
James Donald (Don) Hamlin, son of H. A. and Hattie (Elliston) Hamlin, was born May 16, 1911, at Waltonville, Ill. Departed this life March 15, 1947, at the age of 35 years, 10 months and 15 days.
On June 21, 1933, he was united in marriage to Lois Juanita Jaco, daughter of T. E. and Omo (Hayse) Jaco. To this union two daughters were born, Rita Elaine and Betty Jane, who grieve his passing.
Donald had been in ill health since Aug. 7, 1940, having received a spinal injury in an accident while working in Michigan City, Ind. Saturday, March 15, 1947 he was a substitute mail carrier and came to his death while on the route at the home of Mr. U. S. Barton.
Donald was converted during a revival meeting in October, 1944, becoming a charter member and trustee of the First Free Will Baptist church of Waltonville. He was a kind, loving and considerate husband and father, making friends with everyone with whom he met. He left a testimony behind which will long be remembered.
Donald leaves to mourn his departure besides his immediate family, an aged father and mother; three brothers Earnie L. and Leroy H. of Waltonville, Joseph G. of Mt. Vernon, Ill,; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Britton of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Mrs. Edna Hine Bischof of Sesser, Ill., Mrs. Lillie Mae Hasara of Virden, Ill., besides a great host of relatives and friends. One brother, Willie, and one sister, Zelda, preceded him in death.

I cannot say, and I will not say That he is dead, he's just away! With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand. He has wandered into an unknown land, And left us dreaming, very fair, It needs must be, since he is there. And you-O you, who with wildest yearn For the old-time step and the glad return. Think of him faring on, as dear, In th elove of there as the love of here; Think of him still as the same, I say, He is not dead- he is just away.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

Thomas Hardyman
Thomas Hardyman, farmer residing near Dix, died at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at Mt. Vernon Hospital. He had been ill for the past four months.
Surviving are the widow, three children, Mrs. W. K. Penny of Sidney, Ill., Mrs. Raymond Masters of near Mt. Vernon and A. J. Hardyman of Homer, Ill.; four brothers, Robert of Broadland, Ill, Harry of Urbana, Shamrock of Monticello and Charles of Petersburg; and one sister, Mrs. John Whall of Tolono. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THOS. HARDYMAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Thomas Hardyman, who died yesterday at Mt. Vernon hospital, will be held at the Pleasant Hill church at two o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. A.L. Smith officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Mr. Hardyman came to this county from Champaign county in 1901 and engaged in farming, living near Dix. He had been ill since Dec 23, 1935. His age was 72 years, 6 months and 8 days. The body may be viewed at the Osborn funeral home in Dix.

Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K. Torp


Dayton Harlan
DAYTON HARLAN DIES; FORMER COUNTY SHERIFF
Former Sheriff Dayton Harlan, 60, of Route 4, died at 9:30 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital, less than a year after completing his first and only term of county office. He was owner and operator of the Dayton Harlan Trucking Service on Route 4. A Democratic candidate for sheriff in 1970, Harlan defeated republican Roy Lavern Hall by 711 votes. 6,867 to 6,156. He chose not to run for re-election in 1974 and was succeeded in December by his deputy, Bill Hill. Harlan had served the 15 years prior to his election as sheriff as highway commissioner in Dodds Township. He had been a democratic precinct committeeman for many years. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Myers Chapel.

Obit Source: Mt.Vernon Register-News
Submitted by: Margaret Marasco * cajungal3342@aol.com
Relationship = Good friend and Neighbor
Date: July 28, 1975

Fredrick Eugene Harlow Sr.
Fredrick Eugene Harlow Sr., 67, of Mt. Vernon died 1:22 p.m. June 29, 2005, at VA Medical Center in Marion. He was a custodian at General Tire for many years until retirement. Mr. Harlow was born July 5, 1937, in Mt. Vernon to Farris Phy and Celia Mae (Clark) Harlow. He married Shirley (Sullivan) Harlow May 4, 1957, in Holyoke, Mass.; she survives in Mt. Vernon. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Daniel Jurek will officiate. Fully military honors will be conducted by members of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Harlow is survived by his wife, Shirley Harlow of Mt. Vernon; a son, Fredrick Eugene Harlow Jr. and wife Debra of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Brenda L. Morris and husband Frank M. of Grayling, Mich., Sheery Evilsizer of Centralia, Darline M. Bailey of Mt. Vernon and Corrine M. Ullery and husband Harry of Mt. Vernon; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, William E. Greer and wife Carol of Florida; two sisters, Eunice Rapp of Mt. Vernon and Fredalie Barnett of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Harlow served in the U.S. Air Force and loved fishing and gardening. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association 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, where you may call 242-3348 for further information.

7-3-2005
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Mary Isabell Harlow (nee Lisenby)
Aunt Bell Harlow is dead at age 85
Mary Isabell Harlow, 85, died yesterday afternoon at 4:10 o’clock at the home of her son, Angus Harlow in the East Salem neighborhood, northeast of Mt. Vernon. Born near East Salem March 13, 1861, she was the daughter of Abraham and Susan (Humphrey) Lisenby. She was married to W. A. Harlow March 7, 1883. Her husband died several years ago. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Cora Bayne and Angus Harlow of Mt. Vernon and Walter Harlow of Evansville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Harlow suffered a crippling accident in a fall May 30, 1942. She was the last of a family of six children and was a member of the East Salem Baptist church for more than 50 years. She spent her entire life in the East Salem community where she was known to all as “Aunt Bell.” Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at East Salem, conducted by the Rev. Ross Partridge assisted by the Rev. A. L. (?). Burial will be in the nearby cemetery. The body will be at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix tonight, where friends may call, and will be removed to the Angus Harlow residence tomorrow.

12 February 1947
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Nancy Ellen Harlow (nee Lisenby)
Mrs. Nancy Harlow died early today; funeral tomorrow
Nancy E. Harlow, widow of Hardy Harlow, died at the family home in the northeast corner of Mt. Vernon township, this morning at 3:15 o’clock. Her age was 87 years and five months. Mrs. Harlow was one of the most highly respected residents of the locality in which she lived, and was a member of the East Salem Baptist church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock conducted by the Rev. Cyrus Maulding at East Salem Baptist church. The following children survive: Mrs. Susan Williams, Mt. Vernon; Florence Harlow, at home; E. W. Harlow, Mt. Vernon; Lora Kernodle, Mt. Vernon; Agnes Vaughn, Danville, Ill.; Alva A. Harlow, Munsie, Ind.; C. C. Harlow, Mt. Vernon. One son, Lewis Alonzo Harlow, preceded the mother in death.

(NOTE: Nancy Ellen was the daughter of Abraham W. and Susan (Humphrey) Lisenby and was born 21 November 1842 in Jefferson Co.)

21 April 1930
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Robert A. Harlow
Camp Ground News
A large number from this vicinity attended the funeral of Robt. Harlow which was preached by Rev. A. L. Smith at Salem last Sunday at 11 o’clock. Uncle Bobby as he was called, was born in Tenn., Dec. 15, 1816, died Jan. 2, 1908, aged 92 years 17 days. He had been a faithful member of the (East Salem) Baptist church for many years.

(NOTE: Robert A. Harlow was a son of Overton and Elizabeth (Hunt) Harlow. He married Clarinda Serena Lisenby, daughter of William Melvin and Isabella (Young) Lisenby on 1 May 1844 in Jefferson County. He and “Rena” are buried at East Salem cemetery.)

7 January 1909
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

William A. Harlow
Wm. A Harlow died yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the family home in the East Salem neighborhood. Mr. Harlow’s death was due to paralysis with which he was stricken about four weeks ago. He never rallied from the stroke and was never conscious after he was stricken. He had suffered a previous stroke about a year and a half ago. Mr. Harlow was 69 years old and a lifelong resident of Jefferson county, and a member of one of the oldest and most highly respected families of the county. The family lived in Mt. Vernon about four years, after which they returned to the farm where they resided at the time of Mr. Harlow’s death. Mr. Harlow is survived by his wife (NOTE: Mary Isabelle nee Lisenby) and three children, H. Angus and Walter Harlow and Mrs. Cora Bayne. Angus Harlow and Mrs. Bayne live in the East Salem neighborhood and Walter Harlow lives in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Harlow was a successful farmer, and highly respected by all who knew him. He was an excellent citizen and popular with everyone. Funeral services will be held at East Salem tomorrow morning at 10:00 o’clock and burial will follow at the cemetery adjoining.

23 May 1928
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

John Q. Harmon
Cairo, Ill., June 25--A telegram has been received announcing the death of John Q. Harmon at Eureka Springs today, of Bright's disease. Mr. Harmon was Clerk of the Appellate Court at Mt. Vernon.

Cincinnati (OH) Commercial Tribune
June 26, 1882
AN - Sub by FoFG


Lawrence Harmon
Lawrence Harmon, 86 leaves 67 Descendants
Lawrence Harmon, 86, of Ina died at 8:30 AM today in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He leaves 67 descendants, 5 sons, 2 daughters, 27 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday at the Ina Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie Elliott officiating, Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery. Mr Harmon was first maried to Ida Mae Loman who preceeded him in death. He later married Mrs Nellie Grahlherr who also preceeded him in death. Survivors include five sons, Lawrence Harmon of Salem, Coy Harmon of Ewing, Dial Harmon of Wellington, Oh. William Harmon of Chaffie, Mo and Jim Harmon of Byhalia, Miss, 2 daughters, Mrs Mima Lee Poorman of Commerce, Mo and Mrs Nina Smith of Benton, a sister, Mrs Malissa Dalby of Ina, 27 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: Feb 19, 1965
Submitted by: Jan "Rhynes" Pigge

Mabel E. Harmon
Mabel E. Harmon, 95, of Mt. Vernon died at 8:12 a.m. Feb. 20, 2003, at St.Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Prior to her retirement, shw was employed as a presser in the finishing department of Mode-O-Day Dress factory in Mt. Vernon, and also for Hass and Leiber Grocery St. Louis. Mrs. Harmon was born Aug. 1, 1907, in Mt. Vernon to Alva M. Elliston and Hattie (Hamlin) Elliston. She married Walter M. Harmon Aug. 2, 1924, in St. Louis, he died June 15, 1942. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Logan Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Everett Lemay will officiate. Burial will be at Boyd Cemetery in Jefferson County. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home. Mrs. Harmon is survived by daughter-in-law, Doris Harmon of Mt. Vernon; grandaughter, Delores Howard of Sand Springs, Okla., great-grandchildren, Jim Howard and wife Beth, and Jeff Howard and wife Stephany, all of Sand Springs, Okla.; great-great-grandchildren Nichoal Howard, Nathan Howard, Aleecia Howard, Ashlee Howard: a sister, Velma Mooney and husband Raymond of Dix; a brother, Walter Elliston of McLeansboro; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church and the Bible Learners Sunday School Class. Mrs. Harmon was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Norman "Jim" Harmon; four sisters, Nora Holtmann, Ida Wegmann, Ora Piercy and Eula Brookman; and five brothers.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net

Noma R. Harmon

In Memory of NOMA R. HARMON
Date of Birth: March 28, 1908
Date of Death: October 17, 1995
Services:
Brayfield Funeral Home
Satuarday, Oct. 21, 1995 at 11:00 a.m., Sesser, Illinois
Officiating: Dan Williams
Interment: Maple Hill Cemetery Sesser, Illinois
[Information from Funeral Card from Brayfield Funeral Home and Noma's relative, Margaret [Shehorn] Marasco.]

Submitted by: Margaret Marasco

Inez Harris
Inez (Phelps) Harris, 95 of Mt. Vernon died 4:27 am, September 22, 2000 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. Mrs. Harris was an employee of Mode O'Day Garment Factory. She was born Nov. 15, 1904 in Mt. Vernon to John and Belle (Hayes) Phelps. She married W.H. Harris in Idaho in the 1930's. He died april 14, 1973. Funeral services will be 1;30 pm Sunday at Newell Funeral Home. The Rev. Rod Joplin and Pastor A. Ted Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm today at the funeral home. She is survived by three sisters, Leila Majors, Edith Ford and Helen Smith, all of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. harris was a member of Benton Church of God. In additions to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Alva Phelps.

The Register News: September 23-24, 2002
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Myra E. Harris
Myra E. Harris, 91, of Dix, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Salem Township Hospital. She was born on Jan. 22, 1917, the daughter of George W. and Clara Jane (Boggs) Quarterman. On Dec. 5, 1953, in Mt. Vernon, she married James Lloyd Harris, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1996. Mrs. Harris attended school at Woods Grade School, Dix High School and Mt. Vernon Township High School, and Southern Illinois University. She was a homemaker and member of the First Apostolic Church in Centralia. Mrs. Harris is survived by a son, Dean Harris of Dix; a sister, Lola Belle Mullinax of Dix; a brother-in-law, Leroy Carpenter of Centralia; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William and Earl Quarterman; and eight sisters, Lucy Craig, Alice Moore, Catherine Bell, Mabel, Grace, Almeda, Dorothy, and Anna Quarterman; and a sister-inlaw, Goldie Carpenter. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Rev Jonathan Urshan will officiate and burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For online condolences and obituary information, visit www.osbornfuneralhomeinc.com.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: May 27, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Bert A. Hart
Bert A. Hart, 72, died this morning at Anna, Ill. He was formerly a Waltonville grocer. Funeral services will be at ?:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brayfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Daryl Busby officiating. Burial will be in Mapel Hill cemetery. Friends may call at ? funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday. He was born October 28, 1893, in Jefferson county. His wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Hart, d ied in June, 1961. Survivors include: Two daughters, Mrs. Frieda Poropat of Madison, Ill., and Mrs. Thelma Gulley of Garden City, Mich.; one son, Arthur of Garden City; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Cora M. Hartley
Cora M. Hartley Of Waltonville Dies At Age 84
Mrs. Cora M. Hartley, of Waltonville, died at 5:25 a.m. today at the Cunningham Nursing Home, 1917 Casey Avenue. She was 84 years, six months and 16 days of age. She was a member of the Universalist church at Waltonville, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Argyl Houser of Rochelle will officiate and burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery, north of Waltonville. The body will remain at the Fry Funeral Home at Waltonville, where friends may call at any time after 10 a.m. Saturday. Mrs. Hartley was born August 1, 1831 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Henry C. and Mary E. (Gilbert) Foreman. She is survived by one son, Clive of Waltonville; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and a brother, W. E. Foreman of Waltonville. Her parents, husband, one son, one daughter, and one sister preceded her in death.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford
February 17,1956 Register News

Ida Elizabeth Hartley
Ida Elizabeth Hartley, 79, Of Scheller Dies
Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Hartley, 79, of near Scheller, died at 7:10 p.m. Monday in Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Bear Point Free Will Baptist church with the Rev. Howard Flota and the Rev. Carl Williams officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. The body will be in state at the Brayfield Funeral Home where friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Hartley was born May 16, 1884, in Jefferson county, the daughter of David and Minerva (Craven) Downen. She was married to Alvin Hartley, who preceded her in death in 1957. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Wanda McCowen. She is survived by one son, the Rev. Floyd Hartley of near Scheller, with whom she made her home; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

Catherine Harvey
Catherine Harvey, Mother of 13 chidlren, nine of whom are living, died at her home in Woodlawn at 8:35pm Sunday at the age of 84 years, 9 months, 2 days. She leaves 36 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Mrs. Harvey was born December 22, 1859 near Woodlawn to Thomas and Catherine (McSwine) Moore. Early in childhood she became a memeber of the Mt. Catherine church near Woodlawn where funeral services will be held at 2 pm. Tuesday with the Rev. Garrett Phillips of Golden Gate, Ill., officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Catherine Cemetery. Mrs. Harvey was married at the age of 14 to Louis Harvey whoe died in 1914. Two sons and two daughters also proceeder her in death. Surviving are five daugthers, Mrs. Addie Martin, Mrs. Lora Dunlap of Woodlawn, Ethel Kite of Little Rock, Ark.,Sylvia Phiips of Mount Vernon and Lottie Slater of the WAC who is stationed in Chicago, four sons, Amos C. Harvey of Thompsonville, Thomas Harvey of Peoria, Lewis Harvey of Woodlawn, Fred Harvey, Chief Petty Officer in the Navy stationed somewhere in the South Pacific. Mrs. Harvey was very active in church work until the past few years when her health began to fail. She had been ciritically ill since last Tuesday. The body was removed from the Hawkins and Pully Funeral Home at 10 am today and was taken to the family home to remain unil the funeral hour.

9-25-1944
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

John Washington Harvey
John W. Harvey, 88, Dix died at 6 pm June 30, 1986 in Crossroads Community Hospital. He was a retired employed of Lear-Zeigler Stove Company in Centralia. Mr. Harvey was born April 14, 1898 in Jefferson County, a son of Lige and Fanny (Atchison) Harvey. On Dec.6, 1917, in Jefferson County, he married Ada Ellen Piercy, who survives. The funeral will be 1 pm Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Rev. H. David Fleetwood of Mt. Vernon officiating. Burial will follow in Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Wednesday. In addition to his wife, Mr. Harvey is survived by two sons, John Henry Harvey and wife Shirley of Dix, Fred Harvey and wife, Kay of Arcola, IL; one foster son, Charley Gaston of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Cora Phelps and Marge Morgan of Dix; Mrs. Gene (Faye) Johnson of Bluford, and Mrs. Loyd (Joan) Cameron of Blue Springs, Mo; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren. Mr. Harvey was a member of Boyd Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Nellie Houghland; two grandsons; Mike Harvey of Arcola and Norman Harvey of Dix; two brothers and six sisters.

Mount Vernon Register News July 1, 1986
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson


Benjamin Jasper Hawkins
B. J. HAWKINS, 92, SUCCUMBS AT DIX
DIX, Ill., Jan. 27 — Benjamin J. Hawkins, 92, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. O. Purcell of Dix last night, following a lengthy illness. He was born south-east of Dix to John and Julia Ann, (Wimberly) Hawkins. His wife, the former Lucinda Whitlock prcceeded him in death. Mr. Hawkins, a merchant-farmer in the Dix vicinity all of his life, is survived by the daughter at whose home he died, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Jennings and Mrs. Eva Hawkins of Dix and Mrs. Lena Field of Centralia.
Funeral services are to be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill church with Rev. A.L. Smith of Dix, Rev. Ross Partridge and Rev. Sam. McCoy both of Mt. Vernon, in charge. Interment in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K. Torp


Burrell Hawkins
Burrell Hawkins, 69, who served as Jefferson County Circuit Clerk for two terms, 1908 to 1916, died at 9:30 o'clock last night at his home in Kansas City, Mo

3/28/1940 - Submitted by Paul Anderson

Eva Hawkins
Mrs. Eva Hawkins Dies at Age 85; Rites Saturday
Mrs. Eva Hawkins, of 205 north 14th street, died at 9:26 o'clock this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 85 years, one month and 24 days of age.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with the Rev. Andrew Caraker officiating. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2:00 p. m. Friday.
Mrs. Hawkins was born May 1, 1869, the daughter of Hoco and Julia Ann Wimberly. On November 18, 1886 she was married to Pleasant E. Hawkins, who preceded her in death June 27, 1949. She is survived by six sons. Fred of Dix, Ray of Clayton, Mo., and Clyde, Luty and Glenn, all of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Fitch of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Nell Outhouse of Chicago; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Fields of Centralis and Mrs. Emma Jennings of Dix.

Submitted by Paul Anderson - Transcribed by K. Torp


John F. Hawkins
HAWKINS — John F. Hawkins, retired Centralia merchant, passed away at 1:00 a. m. Saturday in St. Mary's hospital. Age 76 years, five months and two days. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday from the First Baptist church, the Rev. Wilfred Noble officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery. The body will remain at the Osborne Funeral Home in Dix until 8 o'clock tonight, when it will be removed to the home at 503 S. Maple st.

Submitted by Paul Anderson - Transcribed by K. Torp

Mrs. J. F. Hawkins
HAWKINS — Memorial services for Mrs. J. F. Hawkins, who passed away early Thursday, will be held from the Boggs Funeral Home at 2:00 p. m. Saturday. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home any time before the service hour.

11-5-1944 written on top of clipping
Submitted by Paul Anderson - Transcribed by K. Torp

Ivan Welch Hay
Ivan Welch Hay, son of Eld. W. W. Hay, was born Oct. 25, 1894. Died Feb. 1, 1916, Age 21 years, 8 months, 6 days.
He experienced a new birth in Jan. 1908, in a meeting held at Pleasant Mill by Elders Smith and Allen, and united with the church by Baptism. After the death of his father, which occurred in 1913, he took a deep interest in the work of his Master, being active in Sunday school and prayer meeting as in the regular service of the church. Last year he felt that God had call him to preach the gospel of his dear Son. In obedience to that call he preached his first sermon at Pleasant Hill the fifth Sunday in last Angust, which was followed by others at various places. The first Sunday in last October, the church licensed him to exercise the gift which it realized he had. During his last illness he suffered greatly but patiently and the end came peacefully.
He leaves to mourn their loss, a mother, two brothers, two sisters, two half brothers, two half sisters, a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Feb. 3, 1916
Submitted by Paul Anderson - Transcribed by K. Torp

Alma Hayes
Alma Lorene HAYES, 76, 1140 Welkin St., died 7:35 a.m. Aug. 4, 1989, at her home. Mrs. HAYES was born Sept. 22, 1912, in Jefferson County, a daughter of William G. and Ella (KLUCK) PHELPS. Dec. 14, 1929, in Mt. Vernon, she married Claud C. HAYES, who died March 1, 1983. Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Buss HART officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. HAYES is survived by one daughter, Mr. Pete (Wanda) CRIDER of Mt. Vernon; two sons, Wendell C. HAYES and wife, Priscilla, of Indianapolis, and Michael HAYES and wife, Tammy, of Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer PHELPS and wife, Dorothy, of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Mayola OLSON of Mt. Vernon; two stepbrothers, Harold ALBRIGHT and wife Betty, and Harley ALBRIGHT, all of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. HAYES was a Pentecost. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and one brother.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford
The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, Sat 5 Aug 1989 issue

Alvida Hayes
Mrs. Alvida Hayes, formerly of 305 south Eleventh street, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelle Wilson, in Jacksonville, IL at 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Her age at the time of death was 81 years, 11 months and five days. Funeral services will be held in the Hopewell Methodist Church at 2p.m. tommorrow with the Rev. Calvin Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix until the funeral hour. Mrs. Hayes was a member of the Baptist Church. She was married to Hiram Hayes on March 16, 1883. Her husband died on April 17, 1915 She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Nelle Wilson, Jacksonville; Mrs. Clara Alexander, Belleville, IL; Mrs. Clarence Correll and Mrs. John Phelps, of Mount Vernon. One daughter, Mrs. Fern Cook, died in 1945. Mrs. Hayes is survived by four sons, Ira, of Springfield, IL and Greene, Marion and Vernie Hayes, all of Mount Vernon. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Daisy M. Hayes

Daisy M. Hayes Dies at Age 78; Rites Tomorrow
Mrs. Daisy M. Hayes, of RFD 5, Mt. Vernon, died at 7:50 pm at the Hester Nursing Home in Ina, after an illness of several months and 20 days of age. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 pm at the Hopewell Methodist church. The Rev. Roy Beal will officiate and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, where friends may call. Mrs. Hayes was born August 26, 1876 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Herbert and Rhoda (Schrest) Haley. She was married to Thomas C. Hayes, who preceded her in death July 25, 1951. Mrs. Hayes had been a member of the Hopewell Methodist church since girlhood. She is survived by two sons, Fred of Mt. Vernon and Carrill of Benton; three daughters, Mrs. Ora Connaway of McLeansboro, Mrs. Maude Allen of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Georgia Schwartz of Chicago; 16 grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren; two brothers, Charlie and William Haley of Mt. Vernon; and one sister, Mrs. Julia Black of Mt. Vernon. Two daughters preceded her in death.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 8-16-1955
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Della Hayes
Della Hayes, 92, Mount Vernon died 3:34 am, June 28, 1993 at Good Samaraitan Regional Health Center. Mrs. Hayes was a a homemaker. She was born Aug 9,1900 in Franklin County, a daughter of Jacob and Heneritta (Watson) House. Jan 21, 1917 in Ripley County, Missouri, she married Steve Hayes, who survives. Services will be 11 am, Wednesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hayes is survived by 5 sons, Walter Hayes and wife, Annetia, Thomas J. Hayes and wife, Maxine, James S. Hayes and wife Freeda Lee, Marvin Hayes and wife, Doris, Robbie Hayes and wife, Sharon, all of Mount Vernon, Six daughters, Mrs. Donald (Wanda) Mitchell of Mount Vernon, Mrs. Lowell (Marie) Pierce of Bluford, Mrs. Bob (Irene)Madlem of Owensboro, KY. Mrs. Robert (Barbara Jean) Graham of Mount Vernon, Mrs. Robert (Phyliss) Crowe of Fostoria, Ohio and Mrs. Loren (Betty) Brumley of Mount Vernon; 48 grandchildren; 86 great grandchildren and 32 great, great grandchildren. Mrs. Hayes attended school in rural Ripley County, Missouri. She was a memeber of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, 6 sisters and one son, Stevie Hayes.

Source Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
Date June 1993

Edna Louise Hayes
Edna Louise Hayes, 82, of Mt. Vernon died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2000, at her home. She was born June 30, 1918, in Jefferson County, daughter of Jesse Valentine and Nona Frances (Smith) Minor. She married Rayburn M. "Ray" Hayes on August 10, 1935, in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death on September 2, 1993. She is survived by three sons, Thomas "Tom" Hayes, Larry Hayes, Rick Hayes, all of Mt. Vernon; two daughters Frances Staley of Mt. Vernon, and Pat Staley of Texico; two sisters Ruby Coats of DeKalb and Zelma Coats of Aurora; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hayes was employed for several years in the laundry department of St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a longtime member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff VanDyke officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net

Green Berry Hayes
Green Berry Hayes died at 5:30 am today at his home, 831 South 19th street. He was 68 years, 8 months, 5 days old. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Sunday at the Hopewell Methodist Church of which he was a member, with Rev L.A. Wagley and Rev. Roy Beal officaiting Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, where friends may call after 6 pm today. Mr. Hayes was born in this city on July 1, 1890, the son of Hiram and Wilda (Fultz) Hayes. On Dec. 21, 1910, he was married to Hattie Wilson, who survives. Other survivors include three sons: Otis Hayes of this city, John Hayes of Ablene, Texas and James Hayes of Hobbs, New Mexico. two daughters: Mrs. Florence Johnson of Mt. Vernon and Miss Fredia Hayes at home. two brothers: Ira Hayes of Phoenix, Arizona and Vernie Hayes, four sisters, mrs. Belle Phelps, Mrs. Clara Alexander, and Mrs. Bessie Correll of this city and Mrs. Nelle Wilson of Jacksonville, ILL and several grandchildren. Mr. Hayes a retired farmer was preceeded in death by his parents, a son, daughter, brother and sister.

died 3-6-1959
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson


Hannah Wesley Hayes
Hannah W. Hayes dies at 85; 150 Descendants:
Mrs. Hannah Wesley Hayes of 319 East Main Street died at 5:30 am today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar McGhee on Route 6, Mt. Vernon. She was 85 years old, one month and six days old. Mrs. Hayes has 150 descendants: 6 sons, 3 daughters, 47 grandchildren, 92 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 2: 00 pm Monday at the Hopewell Baptist Church northeast of Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Ross Partridge and the Rev. Roy Beal officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, where friends may call after 2:00 pm tomorrow.
Mrs. Hayes was born April 1, 1875 in Donipahn, Missouri, the daughter of W.C. and Sarah (Barker) Jarrett. On Sept. 30, 1884 she married James C. Hayes who precedes her in death on April 17, 1906. Survivors include six sons, Steve, Ray and John Hayes of Mt. Vernon. Jim Hayes of Flint, Texas, Sam Hayes of St. Louis and Clifford Hayes of Detroit, Michigan. Three daughters: Mrs. Oscar McGhee of RFD 6 Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Paul Jolly and Mrs. Calvin Monty of Denver, Colorado. 47 grand children, 92 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Della Justice of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Stella Ball of St. Louis. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter. Mrs. Hayes was a member of the East Side Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

died 5-7-1960
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Harley Hayes
Harley Hayes Funeral Friday
Funeral Services for Harley Hayes will be held Friday at 2:00pm at the East Salem church. The Rev. Roy Beal will officiate and burial will be in the East Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix after 10am Friday. Mr. Hayes died at 8:00 a.m. yesterday at the Veterans Hospital in Danville, ILL, where he had been a patient for the past eight years. He was a veteran of World War I.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: April 21, 1955
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Hiram Hayes
In Memory of Hiram Hayes
Hiram Hayes was born July 2nd 1859, near Sullivan, Ind. and departed this life at Mt. Vernon, Ill., April 17, 1915, age 55 years, nine months and fifteen days. His mother died when he was a small boy, leaving him with one sister, four brothers and his father to struggle on through life. He being the oldest of the boys a great responsibility rest upon him. At the age of 15 he was converted and became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Later he moved his membership to the Free_will Baptist in this church being a faithful member for years. About eight years ago, he presented his letter and was taken into the Hopewell M. E. Church, to which he belonged at the time of his death. On March 16, 1883, he was married to Miss Alwilda Fults and to them were born 9 children. They are Belle (Mrs. John Phelps of Marco), Nell ( Mrs. Isaac Wilson of Field Township) Clara, (Mrs. Clyde Alexander of Mt. Vernon), Green B of Waltonville, Ira Bessie, Marion and Fern, who are at home, hoping that they can help their mother in this time of sorrow. Besides these he leaves to mourn his departure one sister, Mrs. Baker and three brothers, James of Missouri, and Tom and Dick, who were at his bedside in the trying hour, with a host of friends and neighbors. The funeral was conducted Sunday, April 18, 11 AM by the pastor, Rev. Wm. J. Hopper, and a very large attendance showed the high esteem for this good man. The pallbearers were his three sons, Green, Ira, and Vernie, and three sons-in-law, Clyde Alexander, Isaac Wilson and John Phelps.

Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

James L. Hayes
James L. Hayes Sr., 85, of Hammond, Ind., passed away Aug. 17, 2005, at Wittenberg Lutheran Village in Crown Point, Ind. He is survived by four children, Ann E. (Kenneth) Mallette of Hamilton, Ohio, Linda M. (Rod) Baumert of Omaha, Neb., James L. (Rosanne) Hayes Jr. of Crete and Kevin G. (Patti) Hayes of Naperville; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alice Fisher, Doris (Cy) Wood, Mary (Claude) Flanagan and Retta (Gene) Estes; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth R., on Feb. 16, 2005. Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at LaHayne Funeral Home in Hammond, Ind., with Al Dwenger officiating. Burial was in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, Ind. Visitation was Aug. 19 at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Wittenberg Lutheran Village, 1200 Luther Drive, Crown Point, IN 46307. Mr. Hayes was born April 1, 1920, in Jefferson County to Olin and Inez (Rogers) Hayes. He was a resident of the Hammond, Ind., area for over 50 years; a retired template maker from Munster Steel Co., where he worked for 24 years; a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Highland, Ind.; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; and a member of American Legion Hammond Victory Post 168, which conducted memorial services at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the funeral home.

8-23-2005, Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

James Chesley Hayes
James C. Hayes, a resident of the Hopewell neighborhood, died at two o'clock this morning at the Mt. Vernon Hospital. He had been ill for several weeks. His age was 67 years, five months, and 27 days. Mr. Hayes was born in Indiana, but had lived here for many years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Hannah Hayes and the following children: Steve, James, Mrs Tina McGee and Mrs Stella Jolly all of Mt. Vernon. mrs Clara Ponder of Candadian, Texas and Sam and Cliff of Detriot, Mrs. Lydia Baker of Mt. Vernon is a sister and Tom and Richard Hayes of this city are brothers. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Hopewell Church. The body was removed from the Osborn Funeral Home at Dix this afternoon and my be viewed at the home until the funeral hour.

Last Rites for James C. Hayes Held Saturday
Funeral services for James C. Hayes, who died Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at Hopewell Church conducted by Rev. A. L. Smith. The services were largely attended, many friends paying their resepcts to Mr. Hayes. In addition to those mentioned before, Mr. Hayes is survived by Rayburn and John sons. Dave Hayes of White Hall, Ill is a half brother.

died 4-17-1936, Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

John Kennon Hayes
John K. Hayes, 78 of Mt. Vernon died 7 am June 16, 1996 at Crossroads Community Hosiptal. He was employed for 18 years at Illinois Central Railroad as an oiler and also was a farmer and livestock dealer. Mr. Hayes was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Doniphan, Missouri, a son of James C. and Hannah Wesley (Jarrett) Hayes. March 16, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, he married Reatha M. Steward, who died Sept. 24, 1989. Services will be 10:30 am Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Redfern and the Rev. Tony Auxier officiating. Burial will be in the East Salem Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm today at Hughey Funeral Home. Mr. Hayes is survived by three sons, James W. "Jim" Hayes and wife Shirley of Mt. Vernon, John T. "Terry" Hayes and wife Judy of Mt. Vernon and Randy F. Hayes and wife Vicki of Mt. Vernon: two daughters, Shirley Reeker and husband Fred of Mt. Vernon, and Judy Flota and husband Larry of Mt. Vernon, 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one brother, Clifford R. Hayes and wife Lucille of Richland, Michigan; one sister, Clara (Dutch) Heald of Anson, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and dear friend Florence Casey of Mt. Vernon. He was a member of East Salem Baptist Church. Mr. Hayes was preceeded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, Steve Hayes, James C. Hayes, Samuel Hayes and Ray Hayes and three sisters, Nora McPheeters, Tina McGhee and Stella Jolly. For those who wish memorials may be made to the East Salem Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.

6-16-1996, Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Florence Hayes
California --Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Florence Hirons Hayes, 87, of Bakersfield, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Bakersfield, Calif. Burial will be in that city.
Mrs. Hayes was born in the area that is now Waltonville, on March 16, 1884, the daughter of Luther B. and Harriette (McConnell) Hirons. On May 10, 1905, she was married to Charles W. Hayes, who survives. Other survivors include six children, Sidney Hayes, Mrs. Lerelle Young, Hulie Hayes, Cyril Hayes, Mrs. Josephine Harvey, and John Hayes, all of California; two sisters, Mrs. Alene Fry of Mesa, Ariz., and Mrs. Addie Mannen of Mt. Vernon, one brother, Mac Hirons of Waltonville; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and one sister, Mrs. Maud Sparling.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Iona Hayes
Iona L. HAYES, 93, 122 N. 10th St., died at 10 a.m. Oct. 22, 1986, at her residence. Mrs. HAYES was born Sept. 2, 1893, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Lafayette and Nebraska (WELLS) PHELPS. On Sept. 24, 1910, in Jefferson County, the(sic) married Arlie HAYES, who preceded her in death April 3, 1966. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Johnston Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford HICKS officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. HAYES is survived by five sons, Glen HAYES and wife Lena of Yuba City, Calif., Russell HAYES and wife Wahneeta of Macomb, Lester HAYES and wife Celia of Decatur, Edward HAYES and wife Wilma of Mt. Vernon and Ron HAYES and wife Carol of Dundee, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. John (Maxine) SHORES, Mrs. Wilma UPTON and Joyce BALSOVER, all of Mt. Vernon; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. HAYES was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son-in-law, Marvin UPTON, two sons, three grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford
The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, 23 Oct 1986

Marion William Hayes
Marion W. Hayes Funeral Friday
Funeral services for Marion William Hayes will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time after 11 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Hayes, a machinist foreman at Pressed Steel Car Co. here, resided at RFD 1, Bonnie. He was stricken while working at the car company yesterday morning and died later at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Marion William Hayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Hayes was born Aug. 9,1901 and departed this life June 16, 1953, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital at the age of 51 years, 10 Months and 7 days. On the 16th day of June while at his post of duty, he suffered a severe heart attack from which he never did recover. He was a very devoted employee of the Press Steel Car Company of Mt. Vernon, IL and for the last 31 years of his life he had worked for the different companies in charge of this plant. For the last 22 years when the plant worked, he never missed a day. In the year of 1932 he was united in marriage to Nettie Ethel Friend of Wayne City, Ill. To this union nine children were born, namely Mrs. Lois Firebaugh, Loree Hutchison, Eyvone Meyer, Imogene Kays, Donald Eugene, William LeRoy, Melvin Ray, and Shirley Jeane at home. One daughter, Linda Kay, father, mother, and one sister preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 8 children, nine grandchildren; two brothers, Green Hayes of Mt. Vernon, Ira Hayes of Arizona; four sisters, namely Mrs. Belle Phelps of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Clora Alexandra of Belleville, Ill., Mrs. Nell Wilson of Jacksonville, Ill., Mrs. Bessie Coriel of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Besides a host of friends and buddies of Press Steel Car Company. He was a most devoted companion and father, a friend to one and all who knew him, and will be greatly missed.

Source Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
Date June 1953


Nettie Ethel Friend Hayes
Nettie Hayes of Bonnie Dies; Funeral Sunday

Mrs. Nettie Ethel Hayes, 63, of Bonnie died at 8:30 am Friday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Marsh Harpole officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 pm today. Mrs. Hayes was born March 10, 1900, in Wayne County, the daughter of Harry and Nora (McCormack) Friend. She was married to Marion Hayes who preceded her in death on June 16, 1953. She is survived by two sons, Melvin and Donald Hayes, at home, LeRoy Hayes, serving with the US Air Force at Lackland Field, Tex.; five daughters, Mrs. Shirley Hayes of Greenup, Ill., Mrs. Loris Firebaugh of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Eyvonne Meyers of St. Louis, Mrs. June Kays and Mrs. Lorraine Taylor of Benton; two brothers, Dave and Earl Friend both of Wayne City; two sisters Mrs. Rosey Gregory of Fairfield and Mrs. Nelle McConnaughhay of Dixon, Ill., and 17 grandchildren.

Source Mt. Vernon Register News, Date 2-14-1970
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Rayburn M. "Ray" Hayes
Rayburn M. Ray Hayes, 78 of Route 6, Mount Vernon, died 1:45 pm, September 2, 1993 at Good Samariton Regional Health Center. Mr. Hayes was a retired farmer and livestock dealer. He was born April 18, 1915, in Ripley County, Missouri, a son of James and Hannah (Jarrett) Hayes. August 10, 1935 in Mount Vernon, he married Louise (Minor) Hayes, who survives. Services will be at 10 am Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Krumeich officiating. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm today at Hughey Funeral Home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Frances Staley and husband Ivan of Mt. Vernon and Pat Staley and husband Bob of Texico. Three sons, Thomas Hayes and wife, Barbara, Larry Hayes and Rick Haye and wife, Vera all of Mt. Vernon. 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; three brothers, Steve Hayes and John Hayes both of Mt.Vernon and Clifford Hayes and wife, Lucille of Richmond, Michigan, one sister, Irene Heald Anson of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hayes was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and King City Saddle Club. He was preceeded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers.

Source Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
Date Sept. 1993

Rosia Ellen Hayes (nee Lisenby)
Rosia E. Hayes dies at age 79; rites Thursday
Rosia Ellen Hayes, of 818 S. 18th street, died at Jefferson Memorial Hospital at 11:50 a.m. yesterday at the age of 79 years, four months and 21 days. A native of Jefferson county, the daughter of Taylor (*NOTE: Matthew Taylor) and Jane (*NOTE: Martha Jane) (Brookman) Lisenby, she spent her entire life in the county, and had lived in Mt. Vernon six years and was in the hospital several days with a critical illness before her death. She was the widow of Richard L. Hayes, who died in 1949. Surviving are three sons, Tom and Olen of Mt. Vernon and Harley of Danville; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Smith and Mrs. Opal Houston of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Abe Lisenby of Dix and Aud Lisenby of Kell; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Rector of Texico and Mrs. Lizzie Luttrell of Kell; and 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from East Salem Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Roy Beal in charge. Burial will be in the East Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.

9 March 1955 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

Sam Hayes
Sam Hayes, 68, of Route 7, Mt. Vernon, died at 5:45 pm Sunday at his home. He was a retired farmer and livestock dealer. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm. Wednesday at Zion United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Jolly of Grand Junction, Col., and the Rev. John Capps of Mt. Vernon officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 pm Tuesday at the Osborn Funeral Home at Dix. Mr. Hayes was born Dec. 31, 1907, at Doniphan, Mo, the son of James C. and Hannah W. (Jarrett) Hayes. He married July3, 1931 at Terre Haute, Ind., to Dixie Harnage. She survives. Mr. Hayes was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dixie Hayes; a son, Jerry L. Arnold of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Dixie E. Geyer of San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. Peggy Sue Olson of Branford, Conn., eight grandchildren, four brothers, Steve Hayes, Ray Hayes, and John Hayes, all of Mt. Vernon, and Clifford Hayes of Richmound, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Jolly of Grand Junction, Col., and Mrs. Clara Manly of Henson, Texas. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Hayes, and by two sisters, Nora McPheeters and Tina McGhee.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Feb. 1976
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Sharon Hayes
Sharon Hayes, 57, of Mt. Vernon died 3:55pm Nov., 15, 2000 at her home. Mrs. Hayes was a homemaker. She was born Oct. 5, 1943, in Mt. Vernon to Lloyd and Gearlene (Kissner) Matthews. She married Robbie E. Hayes Oct. 12, 1962; he survives. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Saturday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Revs. Don Rector and Alan Rhein officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm at the funeral home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Gearlene Nance and husband Bill of Mt. Vernon; Two sons, Charles Smith and wife Debra of Steelville, Missouri and Robbie Hayes Jr. of Mt. Vernon. Three daughters; Robin Thomas and husband Jeff of Mt. Vernon, Lisa McKinney and husband Rick of Bluford and Renae Simmons and husband Monty of Mt. Vernon. Five grandchildren, her twin brother, Donald Matthews and wife, Forestine of Bluford; a half brother, Gary Matthews and wife Tina of Mt. Vernon; and one sister, Wilma Anderson and husband Jim of Mt. Vernon. Mrs Hayes was a member of American Legion Auxiliary 1193 in Bluford, and attended Mt. Vernon Township High School. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, and will be received ar the funeral home at any time. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her father.

Register News, Mt. Vernon, IL 11-17-2000
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Steve E. Hayes
TWO MT. V MEN KILLED IN AUTO-TRUCK CRASH
Steve Hayes, 23, and Samuel Weatherford, 23, Fatally hurt in Head-on Collision South of Centralia. Funeral Services Scheduled Tomorrow.
Two young men who resided near Mt. Vernon were killed early yesterday when an automobile they occupied and a big transport truck collided head-on two miles south of Centralia on US highway 51. Fatally injured were: Samuel E. Weatherford, 23, of RFD 2, Mt. Vernon and Steve E. Hayes, 23, of RFD 5, Mt. Vernon. The rural homes of both men are in Shiloh Township. Reports were that Clifford Gray, 46, of Memphis, Tenn., driver of the truck was not injured. The automobile occupied by the Mt. Vernon men was demolished and the transport truck was also considerably damaged in the terrific collision. Bodies for the young men were brought to the Myers Chapel Funeral services will be held tomorrow.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 9-17-1951

Hayes Funeral Funeral services for Steve E. Hayes will be held Tuesday at 10:30 am at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time until the funeral hour. Mr. Hayes was born April 14, 1928 in Jefferson County, the son of Steve and Della (House) Hayes. Besides his parents, he is survived by five brothers, Walter, Thomas J, James, Marvin and Robbie, all of Mount Vernon, and six sisters, Mrs. Wanda Mitchell, Mrs. Marie Pierce, Mrs. Irene Madline, Miss Barbara Hayes and Miss Betty Hayes, all of Mt. Vernon

Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Vernie Hayes
Vernie Hayes Rites Monday in Virginia
Funeral services were held Monday in Virginia. He was a former Jefferson county resident. Mr. Hayes, 70, died Saturday in Virginia. He was born in Jefferson County, the son of Hiram and Wilda Hayes Survivors include a son, Kenneth Hayes of California; a daugther, Norma of Pickneyville; four sisters, Mrs. Belle Phelps, Mrs. Clara Alexander, Mrs. Bessie Coriell, all of this city, and Mrs. Nellie Wilson of Jacksonsville, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was proceeded in death by three brothers, Green, Ira, and Marion Hayes and a sister, Mrs. Ferne Cook.

Source Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

William Robert Hayes

William Hayes Of Kell Died At Age 76
William Robert "Bill" Hayes, 76, of Kell died 9:50 a.m. Jan. 25, 2003, at Mt. Vernon Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was a retired automobile mechanic. Mr. Hayes was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Mt. Vernon to Johnny Cecil and Cecil Dana (Rightnowar) Hayes. He married Edna Lou Dowen Leffler Hayes in Effingham; she survives. No public funeral services will be held. Burial will be at Old Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Michael Hayes of Centralia, and Johnny Bob Hayes of Mt. Vernon; two step-sons, Charles Ray Leffler and wife Heidi of Olney, and Marvin Jack Leffler and wife Carla of Bridgewater, N.J.; two special children, Jessica Le of Kell, and Denice Stanfield of Florissant, Mo.; a sister, Virginia Lowery of Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Hayes was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister Yvonne Jones. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

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

Gertie Hays
Gertie Hays Of Mt. Vernon Died At Age 89
Gertie Hays, 89, Route 1, died at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 27, 1986, in her home. Mrs. Hays was born Sept. 15, 1897, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Norman and Mary Ellen (Fred) Newell. On May 6, 1925, in Vandalia, she married Neal Hays, who died Jan. 21, 1972. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include a grandson, Steven Hays and his wife Anita of Mt. Vernon; a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Hays; a daughter-in-law, Betty Hays of Mt. Vernon; and an aunt, Myrtle Freeman of Waltonville. Mrs. Hays attended South Hickory Hill Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Fred Hays.

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

Linda Diane Hays
Linda Diane Hays, 57, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2008, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born in Granite City on Sept. 10, 1950, a daughter of Thomas Jr. and Norma Marie (Odell) Williams Cobb. She married Virgle "Nokey" Hays on April 26, 1969, in Granite City, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2006. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Jerry Schell officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Linda is survived by two sons, Dennis Hays and wife Debbie of Bluford and Jerry Hays and wife Kristy of Marion; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Cobb and wife Cherry of Mt. Vernon and Clint Wade and wife Joyce of Mt. Vernon; and three sisters, Barbara Messmore of Mt. Vernon, Robin James and husband Ronald of Opdyke and Holly King of Mt. Vernon. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband, two brothers and one great-granddaughter.

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

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