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Frank Hester
Found Dead At Waltonville
Prominent Retired Business Man Victim of Heart Attack This Morning.
Frank Pierce Hester, prominent retired Waltonville business man, was found dead on the floor of a barn at his home shortly after eight o'clock this morning, the victim of a heart attack. His age was 72 years, four months and one day. Mr. Hester, who was in the mercantile business in Scheller for six years and operated a store at Waltonville for 20 years. had been retired for some time. He had not been in good health and was able to do chores around the home. He went to the barn this morning to feed the cow and when Mrs. Hester went there to milk a short time later she found him lying on the floor of the barn. Coroner Howard Hester, his son, died last September. Mr. Hester was a member of the First Methodist church of Waltonville. He was also a member of the Modern Woodmen and had been a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Masonic lodges. He was born September 8, 1867. He was first united in marriage with Susan Bean, who preceded him in death. To this union three children were born. Glen, a son, died in infancy. O. O. Hester of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Hazel Lewis of Toledo, Ohio, survive. In 1901 he was married to Mamie E. Dudley and five children were born to this union. Surviving are Ralph of Aurora, Mrs. Marian Danner of Mt. Vernon and Faye and Margaret, at home. Howard Hester preceded him in death. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters. Funeral arrangements had not been completed today.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford



Gertrude Dudley Hester
Among those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Hester (Gertrude Dudley Hester) from other points were Mesdames Francis Campbell, Florida Chaney, Will Roeder, Miss Carrie Stephens and George Johnson of Pinckneyville, A.L. Hetherington and family and Mrs. Grace Poole of Mt. Vernon, J.R. Hodge and family of Centralia.
["Waltonville Searchlight" September 22, 1916]


Howard P. Hester
Howard Hester, Coroner Of This County, Is Dead
Rites Thursday For One of Best Liked men in County; Was Ill for some time.
Howard P. Hester, coroner of Jefferson county, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Hester, in Waltonville, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Waltonville and burial will follow in Knob Prairie cemetery. Howard, one of the best liked young men in this county, had been ill for some time. Two weeks ago he took a turn for the worse and was in critical condition up to the time of his death. He was named coroner to fill the vacancy of Dr. G. L. Taylor, who died during his term of office. Last November he was elected to the responsible position. He also held a position at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville. However, for the past year his health prevented him from being active and Deputy Coroner Ben Roeder handled the affairs of his office. The body will be in state at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville, where his many friends may call at ? convenient time. Howard was 31 years old on August 15th. He was a fine young man and made friends everywhere he went. e was not only one of the best liked residents of Waltonville but in Mt. Vernon the young coroner held the highest respect of all who knew him. Of a friendly disposition, he was honest and sincere in all his work while serving as coroner. He is survived by his father and mother and two brothers and four sisters, as follows: Olin Hester and Mrs. Marlan Bunner of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Hazel Lewis of Toledo, O., Ralph Hester of Aurora, Ill., and Fay and Margaret, at home. The last three coroners of Jefferson county have died while in office. Dave Dodds and Dr. G. L. Taylor died while serving as coroner.

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

David E. Hicks
David E. Hicks Of Waltonville Dies At Age 88
David Edward Hicks, of Waltonville, died at 9:45 last night at Good Samaritan Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past three days. Mr. Hicks, one of Waltonville's best known citizens, was formerly postmaster there. Over the years her also was a school teacher, a funeral director and a furniture store operator. He was 88 years, 11 months and 27 days of age. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in Waltonville. The Rev. E.W. Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery. The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. Mr. Hicks was born August 13, 1864 in Jefferson county, the son of David and Elizabeth (Finch) Hicks. He was first married to Hattie Harris, who preceded him in death 30 years ago. He was later married to Cora B. Reed, who died September 12, 1949. He was a member of the Waltonville Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. of Waltonville. He was the last member of his immediate family and is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

James Walter Hicks
James Hicks Of Waltonville Died At Age 56
The Rev. James Walter Hicks, 56, Waltonville, died at 8:30 a.m. Sept 11, 1987, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Hicks was born Sept 18, 1930, in Jefferson County, a son of Travis and Sadie (Dees) Hicks. On Dec 4, 1954, in Mt. Vernon, he married Anna Marie Fairchild, who survives. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waltonville Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev Geraldine Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Knob Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Fry and Frick Funeral Home in Waltonville and from noon until the funeral at the church. In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, James Travis Hicks of Xenia and John Neabuhr of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Smith of Waltonville; three brothers, Robert Hicks, Samuel Hicks and Clifford Hicks, all of Waltonville; a sister, Mrs. Mae Maragni of Waltonville; and six grandchildren. Mr. Hicks was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of VFW 9153 and Disabled American Veterans of Mt. Vernon. He was a Free Will Baptist minister in the Waltonville area for several years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Nason. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

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

John William Hicks
John William Hicks, was born in Jefferson County, Illinois, January 19, 1842, and died at his home in Waltonville, July 12, 1922, aged 80 years, 5 months and 23 days. He was the son of James and Amanda "Dodds" Hicks, both of whom were members of families prominent among the early day residents of the neighborhood. He was married in December 1861 to Miss Corinna Philp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Philp, early day settlers in Knob Prairie, who came here from Kentucky. To this union was born four children two of whom survive. They are Elmer Hicks of Benton and Mrs. Eva Horner of Chester, Ill. Two daughters Mrs. Zetta Ames and Mrs. Ethel Martin died several years ago, and his devoted wife died September 26, 1915. Besides his son and daughter he is survived by two brothers Frank Hicks of Oakdale, Ill. and Joseph Hicks of Waltonville, also seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives. "Uncle" John Will, as he was familiarly called, was a man of exceedingly kind and friendly disposition, and all who knew him were his friends. He was a great lover of music and it was his chief delight to visit homes of his friends and participate in music and social conversation. In his younger days he was a splendid violinist and always took great pleasure in playing for his friends. His cheerful presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him. "Uncle" John Will was a believer in the Universalist faith. He had often expressed a wish that when death called him, the summons would be sudden, and his wish was granted, as he passed peacefully away apparently without a struggle, having retired at night in his usual health and was found next morning as though still sweetly sleeping but the spirit had returned unto God who gave it.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Joseph Hicks
Joseph Hicks, son of James and Amanda Dodds Hicks, was born in Jefferson county, Illinois, October 28, 1855 and departed this life at his home in Waltonville just before dawn on the morning of December 7, 1934, at the age of 79 years, one month and nine days. On the 27th of December, 1877, Mr. Hicks was united in marriage with Miss Mary Catherine Bravard, daughter of Christopher C. and Rachel M. Bravard, pioneer settlers of this community. This union was a very happy one and was blessed with seven children, three of whom survive. They are William E. Hicks of Sullivan, Illinois, Mrs. Vona Wible of Reno, Nevada and Mrs. Irlene Slater of Waltonville. Four children, Earl, Lawrence, and Velma Hicks, and Mrs. Vesta Calloway preceded their parents in death. Three grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Mr. and Mrs. Hicks resided on a farm one mile south of Waltonville until six years ago when due to advancing years they retired from active life and moved to Waltonville. Here they continued to live happily until March 28, 1931. when the Angel of Death entered the home and took Mr. Hicks' loving companion to her heavenly home. The bereaved husband seemed never to recover from the shock of his wife's death. This was only natural as even the Grim Reaper is not able to break the ties formed during fifty-three years of perfect companionship and devotion. Mr. Hick's health failed gradually until July 22, 1934 when he was stricken with paralysis. For almost twenty weeks he lingered, bearing his severe afflictions with extreme fortitude. Mr. Hicks was descended from ancestors who not only played a prominent part in the early development of Illinois but who contributed their versatile talents toward the making of America prior to and during the War of Independence. It is no exaggeration to say that no man ever resided in this community who commanded greater love and respect than "Joe" Hicks as he was known to a multitude of friends and relatives. A dutiful son, a devoted husband, and indulgent father, a kindly neighbor and friend, and upright citizen, he performed faithfully and well the manifold obligations of life. In 1896 Mr. and Mrs. Hicks united with the Primitive Baptist church and during the remainder of their lives were consistent members of this faith. For a number of years. Mr. Hicks was a deacon in the church and as long as health permitted he was a regular attendant at church services. During his declining years Mr. Hicks made his home with his younger daughter, Mrs. Slater and family. Mrs. Slater gave her father every attention and showered him with unremitting devotion. The poet, Longfellow, says that each of us in departing this life leaves his foot-prints on the sands of Time, Our good neighbor has truly left his imprint for good on the times in which he lived, and while we shall miss his cheery greeting fond remembrance of his kindly deeds and noble character will form a flower in Memory's bouquet.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

June Hicks
June Hicks, 82, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday (December 27, 1962) at his home, 1413 north 11th street. He leaves 73 living descendants: five sons, four daughters, 35 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the Pulley-Gutzler Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Everett Lemay officiating. Burial will be in Old Shiloh cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley-Gutzler Funeral Home where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Saturday. He was born Nov. 14, 1880, in Hamilton county, the son of Albert and Irene (Lampley) Hicks. In 1909, he was married to Ollie Moyer, who survives. He is also survived by five sons, Lloyd, Harry and Kenneth Hicks, all of Mt. Vernon, Carl Hicks of Caseyville, Ill. and Bill Hicks of Albany, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Hallie East of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Virginia Bushong of Woodlawn, Mrs. Dorothy Reece of Decatur, and Mrs. Ruth Shockley of Vienna, Mo.; 35 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, and a daughter. Mr. Hicks was a member of Old Shiloh church.

Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Submitted by: Kevin Bacon

Sadie Fay Hicks
Mrs. Sadie Hicks Of Waltonville Dies At Age 58
Mrs. Sadie Fay Hicks, 58, of Waltonville, died at 12:45 a.m. today while en route to Marshall-Browning Hospital in Du Quoin. Death was due to a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Free Will Baptist church in Waltonville, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Carl Williams officiating. Burial will be in South Hickory Hill cemetery near Waltonville. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville where friends may call after 10 a.m. tomorrow. At noon Sunday the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Mrs. Hicks was born Jan. 18, 1901 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Robert Lee and Sarah (Bean) Dees. On Nov. 15, 1919, at West Frankfort, she was married to Travis Hicks, who died June 23, 19?. Survivors include four sons, Robert, Samuel, Clifford, and James Hicks, all of Waltonville; one daughter, Mrs. Bob Nadolski, of Waltonville; three brothers, Baron, Tracy, and Hollie Dees, all of Waltonville; two sisters, Mrs. Vesta Wilson of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Vetra Wells of Bonnie; and seven grandchildren. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her parents, one son, and two brothers.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Willis Russell Hicks
Willis Russell Hicks, of RFD 2, Mt. Vernon, died at 8:20 this morning (died December 3, 1957) at Good Samaritan Hospital, following a lingering illness. He was 44 years, one month and three days of age. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Pulley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bird Green will officiate and burial will be in Old Shiloh cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Hicks was born October 30, 1913 in Mt. Vernon, the son of June and Ollie (Moyer) Hicks. On April 9, 1938 he was married, in St. Charles, Mo., to Maxine Daniels, who survives. He was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church. Besides his wife and father, he is survived by one son, W illis Russell, Jr.; seven daughters, Mrs. Joeann Bacon of Cherry Valley, Ill., Mrs. Wilma Buchanan of RFD 2, Mt. Vernon, and Betty, Rosemary, Hallie Mae, Marilyn and Vickie, all at home; one grandchild; five brothers, Lloyd, William, Harry and Kenneth, all of Mt. Vernon and Carl of Caseyville, Ill.; and four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Reece and Mrs. Hallie East of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Virginia Bushong of Woodlawn and Mrs. Ruth Shockley of Maplewood, Mo.

Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Submitted by: Kevin Bacon

Ernest Claude Higginson
Ernest C. Higginson, of Castleton Ave., died in Hickory View Manor on March 4,1981. Mr. Higginson was born March 22, 1893 at Crossville, Il., the son of John Lawrence and Prudence Ann (Randolph) Higginson. He first married Mabel Ruth Medders who preceded him in death. He later married Mary England who preceded him in death. He married Cecil Grace Ingram who survives. Funeral services will be held at the Hughey Funeral Home with Rev. Buss Hart officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Opdyke. Friends may call after 6 PM friday at the funeral home. Mr. Higginson was a retired employee of the Mt. Vernon Car shops. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Donna Thacker of Mt. Vernon; four sons, Jerry Higginson of Clear Lake, Iowa; Kenneth Higginson of Des Moines, Iowa; Marvin Higginson of West Point,In.and and Hugh (Bill) Higginson of Clearwater,Fl.; several step-children,six great grand-children;several step grandchildren and step great grand-children and several nieces and nephews.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Gerald Higginson g.higginson@worldnet.att.net

Harry Randolph Higginson
Harry Randolph Higginson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Higginson, was born in Dodds Township December 11, 1927, died at Mt, Vernon Hospital May 12, 1928 at 7:10 AM, ge 5 months. He is survived by his heart broken parents, three brothers, Marvin, Kenneth and Hugh; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Medders and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday at the Opdyke Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Taylor, pastor of the church. Internment was at Opdyke I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Gerald Higginson g.higginson@worldnet.att.net

Mabel Ruth "Medders" Higginson
Mrs. Mabel Ruth Higginson, of 1707 So 15th st, died at 10:30 this morning at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past seven weeks. She was 58 yrs., four months and 14 days of age. Mrs. Higginson was an aid at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was born February 3, 1899 in Jefferson County, the daughter of August and Maggie (Pasley) Medders. On April 22, 1917 she was married to Ernest Higginson, who survives. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Donna Page of Mt. Vernon: four sons, Bill and Gerald of Mt. Vernon, Marvin of Lafayette, In. and Kenneth of Park Rapids, Mn.: three brothers, Bryan, Melvin and George, all of Mt. Vernon and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. The body was taken to Meyers Chapel.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Gerald Higginson g.higginson@worldnet.att.net

Ellen Lucille Hobson
HOBSON, Ellen Lucille - Of Flushing, age 85, died Thursday, July 23, 1998 at the residence. Funeral service will be held at 1PM Monday, July 27, 1998 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Pastor Gavin Raath officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation 6-9PM Saturday and 1-5PM Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hobson was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on February 6, 1913 and was a resident of this area since 1927. She married Jack Hobson on March 21, 1935 and he preceded her in death in 1986. Surviving are 2 sons, Richard Hobson, Charles and wife Mary Hobson, all of Flushing; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Edith Anthony of Kansas and Nina Simon of Flint and brother, Leonard Redburn of St. Louis, Missouri.

The Flint Journal (MI, July 25, 1998
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Anna Mae Hodge
Anna Mae Hodge, Waltonville, Dies; Funeral Sunday
Mrs. Anna Mae Hodge, 75, of Waltonville, died at 2:45 a.m. today at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fry Funeral Chapel in Waltonville with the Rev. E. L. Gulley officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Hodge was born in Jefferson county Sept. 15, 1890, daughter of Jim and Mahalia (Trout) Rightnowar. She was first married to Grover Loman in 1908. He died in 1919. She was married to Charles Quincy Hodge in 1920 at Waltonville. He died in 1956. Survivors include: One son, Gary Lloyd Hodge of the U.S. Navy at Sangley Point in the Philippine Islands; three daughters, Mrs. Estelle Holloway, Mrs. Irene Green and Mrs. Lucille Fagan, all of Waltonville; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. America Bean of Route 2, Waltonville, and Mrs. Nancy Wilphong of Paragould, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, two brothers and one sister.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Charles Quincy Hodge
Charles Hodge Of Waltonville Dies At Age 86
Charles Quincy Hodge, 86, died at 7:00 o'clock Wednesday night at his home in Waltonville. Mr. Hodge was a retired railroad section worker. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today, pending word from a son who is stationed on Midway Island with the U.S. Navy. The body was taken to the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville. Mr. Hodge was born April 9, 1870 in Jefferon county, the son of James and Martha (Hudson) Hodge. He was first married to Dora Leonard, who preceded him in death in 1919. On September 21, 1921 he was married to Anna Rightnowar, who survives. Mr. Hodge was a member of the Elk Prairie Christian church. Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, James Olin and William Francis of Decatur, Charles Ray of Maroa and Gary Lloyd, who is stationed on Midway Island with the U.S. Navy; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Fagan of Waltonville; two step-daughters, Mrs. Estelle Holloway and Mrs. Irene Green of Waltonville; 11 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; a brother, Ed Hodge of Sesser; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Fred of Longmont, Colo. His parents, a brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Ethel Hodge
Rites Thursday For Ethel Hodge At Waltonville
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Hodge of Waltonville will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Methodist church in Waltonville, with the Rev. Guy Watson officiating. Mrs. Hodge, wife of Guy Hodge, died at one o'clock Monday afternoon. Her age was 49 years and two months. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville, where friends may call up until the funeral hour.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hodge is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Mae Petrosky of St. Charles, Ill.; and three sons, Pfc. Leslie Hodge, who is in the Army Air Corps and is stationed at Amarillo, Texas, and Robert and Ronald Hodge, both of St. Charles, Ill.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Ethel Jennieve Hodge
Ethel Hodge Of Bonnie Died At Age 84
Ethel Jennieve Hodge, 84, Bonnie, died 11 a.m. Aug. 9, 1990, at her home. Mrs. Hodge was a schoolteacher until retirement. She was born July 3, 1906, in Sweetwater, Okla., a daughter of Joseph and Lora Lizzie (Wagner) Sigworth. March 20, 1926, in Marion, she married Delbert Renzo Hodge, who died May 31, 1974. Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Fry & Frick Funeral Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Dan Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Abner Cemetery in Nason. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hodge is survived by two sons, Merlin Hodge and wife, Carolyn, of Mt. Vernon and Kent Hodge and wife Joyce, of Sesser; one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Maxine) Darnell of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hodge attended Southern Illinois University of Normal Teacherís College in Carbondale. She taught in Jefferson County for 32 years, including 20 years in Nason and two years in Waltonville. Mrs. Hodge was a Baptist. She was a member of Jefferson County Home Bureau Extension and Jeffeson County Historical Society. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

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

Lester C. Hodge
L.C. "Pappy" Hodge Dies At Age 69 Years
Lester C. "Pappy" Hodge, 69, of 301 Harrison street, died at 11:10 last night at Good Samaritan Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mr. Hodge was a retired section foreman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. For years he was a member of the board of directors of the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman's Club. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Everett Lemay will officiate and burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. Mr. Hodge was born October 17, 1893 at Waltonville the son of Alexander and Cora (Mannen) Hodge. He was married, in 1910, to Grace Shurtz, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ralph C. Hodge of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Guy Hodge of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Mrs. Opal Newell of Waltonville; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Gilbert Hoeinghaus
Gilbert Hoeinghaus,age 83, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He was born November 28, 1922, in Centralia, Illinois son of Henry Junior Hoeinghaus and Gertrude Wallace. He married Nelda R. Rippy-Johnson on May 3, 1975 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Gilbert is survived by his wife; Nelda Hoeinghaus of Mt. Vernon; three sons, Danny E. Hoeinghaus and wife Jeanette of Kinmundy, Illinois, Ronald L. Johnson and wife Jo Anne of Evansville, Illinois, and Randall L. Johnson and wife Chris of Scottsdale, Arizona; two grandchildren and six step grandchildren; one sister, Wilma Roberts of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; several nieces and nephews also survive. His parents, one son: Dale Hoeinghaus, his brother: Harry Hoeinghaus, three sisters: Goldie Sligar, Eunice Berky and Virginia Kelly preceded him in death. Gilbert was a World War II Veteran who served in the US Marine Corps from December 1943 to March 1946, was a member of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post #141, V. F. W. Post #1376 and the AARP. He attended Southwest Christian Church in Mt. Vernon, loved sports, reading and hunting and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2006, in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors conducted by members of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post #141. Visitation was held at 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2006, in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Entombment followed at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Mr. J. Howard Kraps officiated.

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

Carroll Hoffman
Carroll "C. L." Hoffman, 56, of Centralia died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion. He was born March 3, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, son of Gilbert and Edna (Weatherford) Hoffman. He married Kathie Bruns on July 2, 1973, and she survives in Centralia. In addition to his wife, Mr. Hoffman is survived by two sons, Vincent Hoffman and friend Nesha Bempsey and Jason Hoffman and wife Heather, all of Centralia; a daughter, Carol "Carrie" Evans of El Paso, Texas; two brothers, Melvin Hoffman and wife Jenette of Mt.Vernon and Ed Weatherford of Lewistown; three sisters, Donna McGovern of Mt. Vernon, Rosetta King of Mt. Vernon and Phyllis Henry and husband Gary of Bluford; and 12 grandchildren,Zackery Hoffman, Dustin Brown, Natalie Knox, Lacey Hoffman, Samantha Hoffman, Katie Hoffman, Preston Pennington and Jayce Pennington, all of Centralia, Mercedes Williams and Lyndsay Hoffman, both of Sandoval, Izabel Evans of El Paso, Texas, and Alyssa Hoffman of Mt. Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson Blaine Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman was an auto mechanic. He was a Vietnam War veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars of Centralia and the Moose Lodge of Centralia. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Rev. Virgil Downen officiation. After the services, his body will be cremated. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Submitted by: Ida Reeves * ida1949 A T charter.net

Mary Lee (Wallace) Hogue
Mary Lee (Wallace) Hogue, 90, of Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, died at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Crossroads Hospital in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA.
She was born February 21, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, the daughter of Guy C. and Ada J. (Hardin) Wallace. On November 18, 1941, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, she married Raymond D. Hogue, and he preceded her in death on December 15, 2007.
Mrs. Hogue was a graduate of Mount Vernon Township High School, and worked as a pharmacistís assistant for many years. She attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Antioch Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting, and enjoyed living at Heritage Woods, where she made many friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Jane Honn and husband Jerry of Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, USA; three grandchildren, Mark, Marcia and Melissa; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Raymond Hogue, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marguerite Adams.
A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Hogue will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA with Jonathan Schnautz officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, Jefferson, Illinois, USA.
[The Register-News, April 25, 2013 - Sub by FoFG]

Raymond Dewey Hogue, Jr
Raymond Dewey Hogue, Jr, 87, Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007, at St. Maryís Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA
He was born in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA on July 25, 1920, the son of Raymond D. Hogue Sr. and Ruth (Greer) Hogue. He married Mary Lee Wallace on November 18, 1941, and she survives. Raymond was retired.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today December 17, 2007, at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, Jefferson, Illinois, USA with Jonathan Schnautz officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
In addition to his wife Mary Lee, of Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, USA, Raymond is survived by his daughter, Patricia Jane (Hogue) Honn and husband Jerry Honn of Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, USA; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Avis Carroll of Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, USA, and Martha Koteski of Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, USA.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, four sisters and three brothers.
Raymond attended Mt. Vernon Schools (elementary, junior and high school) and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Antioch Christian Church.
[unknown newspaper, December 17, 2007 - Sub by FoFG]


Reva D. Howard
Reva D., 94, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2006 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born June 10, 1911 in Jefferson County, Illinois to Sam and Bertha (King) Chambliss. Reva married Alva D. Howard on December 21, 1927 in Bluford, Illinois. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Bethany. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alva D. Howard, Sr. in 1974, and her son, Alva D. Howard, Jr. Reva is survived by her sons, Dr. Robert G. Howard and his wife, Marsha, Rev. Marshall V. Howard and his wife, Dee, and Rev. Narrah R. Howard and his wife, Jane; daughter-in-law, Pam Howard; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Bethany with interment following at Bethany Cemetery. Bill Merritt Funeral Service 6201 NW 39th 789-5622

Source: The Oklahoman {Oklahoma City, OK}, June 3, 2006
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Sandra Joyce Howard
Sandra Joyce Howard, 48, of Centralia, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at her home. She was born March 11, 1960, in Granite City, daughter of Richard Eugene and Lois Jean Wrolen. She married Paul Boward on Oct. 30, 1995, in Pickett, Ark., and he survives in Centralia. Mrs. Howard is survived by her mother, Lois Jean Wrolen of Centralia; two sons, Brandon Gibson and wife Carolyn of Centralia, and David Gibson and wife Stephanie of Centralia; a daughter, Kristina (Gibson) Marsh and husband Ed of Centralia; four step-children, Sherman Dean Howard of Decatur, William Dean Howard of Taylorville, Deanna Howard of Salem, and Renae Wiedenkeller of Decatur; three brothers, Richard Dean Wrolen of Centralia, Robert David Wrolen of Sandoval, and Randy Wrolen of Indiana; one sister, Nellie Beth (Wrolen) Long of Salem; nine grand-children, Emily Howard, Elexis Gibson, Trentyn Gibson, Haliegh Marsh, Stephen Marsh, Ryan Marsh, Megan Mulvaney, Maliyah Lenzini, and Joseph Beaupre; three nieces, Tiffany Pitts, Heather Wrolen, and Jairnie Long; and three nephews, Joseph Long, PFC Benjamin Long, and Joshua Pitts. She was preceded in death by her father. Mrs. Howard was a member of The Apostolic Church of Salem. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with Rev. Calvin Jean officiating. Interment will follow at Boyd Cemetery in Dix. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Mrs. L.. D. Howell
Mrs. L.D. Howell died at her home near Bluford at one o'clock yesterday morning. The funeral services were held at ten o'clock this morning with interment at Black Oak Ridge Cemetery. She leaves a husband and several small children.

March 1900 Mt. Vernon Register
Submitted by: Debra Ziegler * debz_456@charter.net
Relationship : great-great-great grandmother

Edward Wheeler Hughes
Edmond Wheeler Hughes, 85 died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Tate, rural route one, Mt. Vernon, at eight o'clock last night. He had been ill since the first of January. Funeral services will be held in Dahlgren at the First Baptist Chursh, Sunday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Bird Green. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Dahlgren. The body will lie in state at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ward Largent, southwest of Dahlgren until the funeral hour. Mr. Hughes was born August 15, 1853. His wife died May 10, 1936. He leaves seven children, two sons and five daughters. The sons are Oliver and Walter Hughes of Mt. Vernon. The daughters are Mrs. Tate, Mrs Bessie Barbee of Belle Rive, Mrs. Daisy Anderson of McLeansboro, Mrs. Bertha Cullins of Centralia, and Mrs Ruby Largent of Dahlgren. A brother is Charles M. Hughes of Bonnie. He also leaves 18 grand children and a number of great grand children.

18 Feb 1939, Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Patti Breaux * Srch4Family@aol.com
Relationship : 1st cousin 4 times removed


Mary M. Tackwell Hughes
Mrs. Mary Hughes, wife of Ed Hughes, died at the family home in Moore's Prairie township south of Dahlgren at six o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Hughes suffered a broken left arm and shoulder in a fall while visiting a daughter in Centralia last week and was returned to her home. Pneumonia, which developed later was believed to have caused her death. She was 78 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes had lived in Moore's Prairie township all their lives and were among the best known residents. He is 82 years old. Surviving are seven children: Oliver and Walter Hughes of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. M. L. Tate, who lives south of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Dan Cullins, Centralia; Mrs. Roy Barbee of north of Dahlgren; Mrs. Ward Largent, who lives at the Hughes home; and Mrs. Wilburn Anderson, McLeansboro. One sister and two brothers also survive. Funeral services will be held at the Dahlgren Baptist church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Dahlgren.

27 Apr 1936, Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Patti Breaux * Srch4Family@aol.com
Relationship : wife of 1st cousin 4 times removed

Franklin Lafayette Hughey
Franklin Lafayette Hughey Of Near Bonnie Dies
Franklin Lafayette Hughey, 88, a resident of the county for 80 years, died at 7:40 p.m. at his home near Bonnie. Funeral Services will be held in Myers Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday conducted by the Rev. Bird Green. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Opdyke. Mr. Hughey was born August 1, 1857 in Crittenden county,Ky. son of John R. and Mary ( Crider ) Hughey. He was united in marriage to Kizzie B. Puckett, April 12,1878 who preceded him in death July 5, 1934. Mr. Hughey was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge No, 13 in Mt. Vernon and the Free Will Babtist Church. Surviving are two sons, Albert Hughey of Bonnie, John Hughey of Opdyke, two daughters, Mrs.Mary L. McKee of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Lottie Joy of Bonnie. 37 grandchildern, 52 great grandchildern. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was the last surviving member of father's nine childern. The body will remain at Myers Chapel.

Source: Mt. Vernon, Register News January 21, 1946
Submitted By: Angela Dawn Wright <rawright@mvn.net>
Relationship : Great, Great, Grandfather

Kizzie B. Hughey
Mrs F.L. Hughey of Bonnie died this morning at 5 Mrs Frank L. Hughey died this morning at 6 o' clock at the family home in Bonnie. A son, Thomas Newton Hughey died about a year ago. Mrs. Hughey was 71 years old, and is survived by her husband and five children as follows; Albert and John Hughey of Bonnie; Mrs Albert McKee, Mt. Vernon, Mrs Lottie Joy, Opdyke, and Mrs Mandy Wicks, who lived with her parents. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at Bonnie.

Source: Mt. Vernon, Register News July 1934
Submitted By: Angela Dawn Wright <rawright@mvn.net>
Relationship : Great, Great, Grandmother


Mable Gertrude (Lisenby) Hunt
Mable G. Hunt, 90, of Woodstock, died Friday, March 15, 1991, at Memorial Hospital, Woodstock. She was born Sept. 12, 1900, in Mount Vernon, Ill., the daughter of the late William A. and Addie M. (Yearwood) Lisenby. On Aug. 1, 1920, in Mount Vernon, she married Jesse D. Hunt. He died June 28, 1973. She is survived by a brother, George (Geneva) Lisenby if Woodstock; four grandchildren, Dennis Doty, Rod Doty, Dianne (Dale) Brown and Les Hunt; four great-grandchildren; and two special nieces, Debbie (Dale) Rover and Lori (Ron) Leonard. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three children, Mrs. Kenneth (Doris) Doty and Richard Hunt and Gerald Hunt; two sisters Verneda and Effa; one brother, Fordyce. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Noel Meyer officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock.

DOD: 15 March 1991
Northwest Herald, Woodstock, IL
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard * lorileona@excite.com
Relationship : Great niece

Richard Ray Hunt
[Partial obituary]
Richard R. Hunt, 31, died Christmas eve at the home of his parents while he was engaged in tying up Christmas packages. Mr. Hunt was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hunt, 422 E. Jackson street. He formerly operated a taxi service in Woodstock but had not worked recently. He had been in poor health for several years but had been better for the past few weeks. Mr. Hunt and his son, Leslie, 8, made their home with his parents. Services were held at the Free Methodist church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. O. W. Johnson officiating. Thomas B. Merwin was in charge of the burial, which was in Oakland cemetery. Two grandmothers of Mr. Hunt, Mrs. Emma Hunt of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Addie Lisenby of Woodstock, survive him. (Obituary continues, but we do not have the second part).

DOD: 24 Dec 1952
Woodstock Sentinel, Woodstock, IL
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard * lorileona@excite.com
relationship = 1C-1R

Rev. John Henry Hurt
The Rev. John Henry Hurt, 71, of 601 North St. died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday at his home. A retired employee of the stove foundry, the Rev. Hurt was a pastor in the Mt. Vernon area for many years. He was born in Gibson County, Ind., on Sept. 13, 1908, the son of Claud and Rosila (Garrett) Hurt. On Aug. 23, 1929, in Petersburg, Ind., he married Mae P. Crabtree, who survives. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 141 at Mt. Vernon. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Elmer Harris, the Rev. Glendall Davis and the Rev. Rolla Eller officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 141. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Allen R. of Ashley; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert Hurt of Tallahassee, Fla.; and three sisters, Edith Robinson and Mary Staley, both of Owensville, Ind., and Ruth Spindler of Fort Branch, Ind. He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald; one daughter, Roberta Mae Fisher; one sister and his parents.

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

Mae P. Hurt
Mae P. Hurt, 86, of Mt. Vernon died 5:15 a.m. Feb. 16, 1999, at Casey Care Center. Mrs. Hurt was born Dec. 14, 1912, in East St. Louis, a daughter of William and Sarah (Martin) Crabtree. Aug. 23, 1929, in Petersburg, Ind., she married the Rev. John Henry Hurt, who preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1980. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Breeze officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Hughey Funeral Home. Mrs. Hurt is survived by one son, the Rev. Allen R. Hurt and wife Nancy of Park Hills, Mo.; five grandchildren, Sue Ayers and husband Paul, Jeff Skidmore and wife Shelby, Greg Skidmore and wife Cindy and Daniel Hurt and wife Paula; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hurt was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Ronald Hurt; and one daughter, Roberta Mae Fisher. She was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church.

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

Donald Lee Huston
Donald Lee Huston, 55, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 3:27 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born in Jefferson County on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1953, a son of James Albert "Jim" and Maxine Shirley (Garrison) Huston. He married Mary Lou Fitzjarrald on Sept. 16, 2000 in Mt. Vernon. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Brother Richard Mays officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donald is survived by his wife, Mary Huston of Mt. Vernon; three daughters, Amanda Burris and husband Craig of Belle Rive, April Burns of Mt. Vernon and Angela Bums of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Elmer Ray Huston of Tennessee and James Albert Huston of Florida; three sisters, Shirley Jean Flanagan and husband Danny of Walnut Hill, Penny Huston of Florida and Irish Allison and special friend Jeff Miller of Mt. Vernon; inlaws, Don and Carolyn Fitzjarrald of Benton; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and one son, Wesley Albert Huston preceded him in death. Donald was a machinist and supervisor for Lay's Mining Service, Inc. for 26 years and was a member of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Russell Huston
Russell Huston, 89, of Mt. Vernon died 5:20 a.m. Jan. 18, 2005, at Mt. Vernon Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was owner/operator of Russell Huston Plumbing Co. Mr. Huston was born May 17, 1915, in Mt. Vernon to Schuyler C. and Effie Alice (Owens) Huston. He married Hilda M. (Bayne) Huston May 1, 1937, in Mt. Vernon; she survives. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Gene Auxier will officiate. Burial will follow at East Salem Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. Military flag presentation will be conducted by the chaplain of American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Huston is survived by his wife, Hilda M. Huston of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, B.J. Snyder and husband Richard of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Staci Snyder of Mt. Vernon and Scott Snyder and wife Rachel of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchildren Haley Snyder of Mt. Vernon, Amber Nelson of Mt. Vernon, Connor Snyder of Mt. Vernon and Emma Snyder of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Gwen McKenzie of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. Mr. Huston served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of East Salem Missionary Baptist Church and the Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Club and was a past member of the Jefferson County Board. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information.

Mt. Vernon Register News, 01-18-2005
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson


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