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Carl D. Jackson
Carl D. Jackson age 65 of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away Monday, July 23, 2001 at St. Marys/Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon. He was born June 29, 1936 in Jefferson Co. IL to Edward and Mildred (Jackson) Jackson. He was married to Shirley L. Minor on December 24, 1958 in Sheridan, IL. Carl was employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Montgomery, IL for 30 years as a welder and in the tool distribution dept. He was a member of the Raven Masonic Lodge #303 AF & AM Oswego, IL, Past Master of the lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies of Chicago, IL, Medinah Shrine Temple, Chicago, IL. He was a member and past Commander of the Webber Township American Legion at Bluford, IL Post 1193, Northern Lights Motorcycle Club, Aurora, IL, Lorraine Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Oswego, IL and served in the U.S. Air Force 1954 to 1958. Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Shirley of Mt. Vernon, his daughters, Carla (Jerry) Burton of Montgomery, IL, and Kathy McCleary of Oswego, IL; his son, Jerry D. (Edith) Jackson of Sedalia, MO; eleven grandchildren, five great-grand daughters, a brother, Oliver Jackson of Mt. Vernon; a brother-in-law, Clyde (Dolores) Ellis of Bluford, IL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 25, 2001, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Hughey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, IL and a prayer service and Military Flag presentation will be held following the visitation at 8:00 PM by the Chaplain of the American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon, IL. Burial will be for the family at Harmony Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, c/o Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. For information call the Funeral Home at (618) 242-3348.

Source: The Beacon News (Aurora, IL)
Date: July 25, 2001
Submitted by Cindy Ford



Dr. Charles Jay
Dr. Charles Jay, 74, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 8:58 a.m. Sunday, June 1,2008, at his home. He was born on Jan. 10, 1934, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Fred Jay and Juanita (Casey) Jay. Both of his parents were members of large families and he deeply loved his numerous aunts and uncles and his many cousins. He is survived by several close friends who have greatly enriched his life. He was also especially proud of his professional and personal relationship with Dr. Margaret Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. For 26 years Charles was a member of the staff of the Illinois State Board of Educution. His early teaching career included Riverside-Brookfield High School and Mt. Vernon Township High School. More recently he had enjoyed teaching geography at Rend Lake College and serving as a part-time employee of Presley Tours, where he was hired by the late Wayman Presley, and his membership in the World Affairs Forum of Southern Illinois, an organization in which he served as president several years as well as board member. Charles loved to travel and had traveled extensively throughout this country and the world. Travel, extensive reading, and personal relationships with many people of diverse cultural origins had led him to believe in the unity and singular purpose of all world religions in serving the Eternal Creator. Dr. Jay was an avid student of American and European history and enjoyed English history, and made periodic trips to the United Kingdom as a result of that interest. His familial origins-the Jays, Baguells, Caseys and Picketts-all traced their origins to the British Isles. His American heroes were Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, who he felt were Presidents of Vision. He received Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Applied Science, and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he majored in the fields of French, history and education. He was greatly influenced in this life by the distinguished American educator George S. Counts and the Rev. Argy L. Houser, whom he met at the Waltonville Unitarian Universalist Church and introduced him to the liberal Christian beliefs and bringing God's love to all mankind. As a result, he often told friends he had liberated himself from the narrowness and shortsightedness imposed by his environment. His most fervent desire was that all Christians apply the example of Jesus Christ to promote brotherhood and social justice in the world, eliminate bias and racial prejudice, and make every effort to oppose violence, not only in their own lives, but also in their country and throughout the world as well. He is survived by one brother, Robert Jay and wife Patty of St. Louis; aunt, Edna Hall of Mt. Vernon; uncle, George Jay and wife Harriet of Pana; niece, Stacy Jay Malcom of St. Louis; two nephews, Shawn Jay and Steve Engelman of St. Louis; two cousins, Pat Levalle and husband Gary of Mt. Vernon and June Woker of Rockford; and godson, John Bannister and wife Crystal and their daughter Gaoriella Bannister of Glen Carbon. His devoted canine companion "Mookie Belle" also survives. His parents preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with John Paul Oakley and Adam Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hughey,funeralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Dr. J. W. Jeffries
On June 16, 1928 death visited our community to summon from the walks of life our esteemed fellow citizen, Dr. J. W. Jeffries, who had practiced medicine for a period of fifty years in this part of the county, retiring to make his home in Waltonville several years ago. Dr. Jeffries was born in Virginia, Dec. 12, 1844 but moved with his fathers family to Callaway County, Mo., where he grew to manhood. He worked his way through school and taught school for a time, later entering the Missouri Medical College where he was graduated in 1876. He located at Williamsburg near Waltonville where he began the practice of medicine. He was a successful business man owning several farms and had quite an extensive peach and apple orchards, in which he took great pride. He served as township treasurer for a number of years. He was also a member of the pension examining board which held meetings at Mt. Vernon, Ill. He was a warm advocate of temperance and took an active interest in national affairs up to the last weeks of his life and was fond of discussing the political outlook. In politics he was a Democrat. Dr. Jeffries was married three times. His first wife was Melissa Gilbert who died at an early age leaving an infant daughter. After her death he was married to Miss Sarah Jones, who also died, leaving two small children. His third and surviving wife was Miss Florence Corn. Two children, Ray Jeffries of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Maud Pierson of Portland, Ore., survive him, Mary and Walter preceeding their father in death many years ago. He is also survived by three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Whanger, Mrs. Martha Bowman of Mokane, Mo., Mrs. Fannie Wilkerson, Shamrock, Mo., and two brothers W. G. and George of Mokane, Mo. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church where he has been a loyal and concecrated worker for several years. Rev. I. C. Ingram officiated. Dr. Jeffries was a Mason, being a member of the Mt. Vernon Lodge, No. 31, A.F. and A.M. The Masons had charge of ceremonies at Knob Prairie Cemetery where the body was laid to rest. A very large congregation of the friends and relatives of the family from nearby towns attended. The floral tributes were many and very beautiful. "Father's gone, O how we miss him, Since he left our dear old home Tis so sad to be without him. In this dark, cold world alone."

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: Unknown
Submitted by Cindy Ford


Emma Jennings
Mrs. H. Jennings, Last of 13 children, dies in Odin Home
DIX — Mrs. Emma Jennings, 94, lifelong Dix resident, died yesterday at the Wutzler Nursing Home at Odin after an extended illness. She was the last of 13 children in her family. Mrs. Jennings was born at Dix the daughter of John (Hoco) and Julia Ann (Wimberty) Hawkins. She married Harrison Jennings in 1884 and he preceded her in death in 1939.
Mrs. Jennings was the oldest member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, south of Dix. Survivors are a son, Omer of Dix; five daughters, Mrs Pearl Yandell and Mrs. Glen Murphy, both of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. E. E. Calhoun of Louisville, Mrs. John Scott of Centralia and Mrs. Raymus Murphy of Wilmette; four grandchildren; three great grand-children and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, the Rev. Ross Partridge officiating and the Rev. Bird Green assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Dix funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Submitted by Paul Jennings, transcribed by K. Torp

James Archer Jennings
Archer Jennings Dies at Age 56
James Archer Jennings, a plumber for E.F. Wielt Co., died at 4:20 p. m. yesterday at his home, 226 S. 18th street. His age was 56 years, one month and 22 days. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Bird Green officiating and burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery. The services will be in charge of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The body will be taken to the family home at 10 a. m. Friday and will remain there until 11 a.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the home.
Mr. Jennings was born April 16, 1893 in Dix, Ill., the son of Harrison and Emma (Hawkins) Jennings. On December 22 1923 he was married, in Mt. Vernon, to Cora L. Ross, who survives. Mr. Jennings was a veteran of World War l. He served with Battery 3, F.A.R.R. He was a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W. and the Moose Lodge. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother. Omer Jennings of Dix; and five sisters. Mrs. Pearl Yandell of Manteno, Ill. Mrs. Ethel Calhoon of Louisville, Ill., Mrs. Beatrice Scott of Centralia, Mrs. Lena D. Murphy of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Marie Murphy of Wilmette, Ill.

Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K. Torp

Acel Cross Johnson
Acle Cross Johnson was born in Wayne County, Ill., March 6, 1832, and died at his home in the city March 30, 1919, at the age of 87 years and 24 days. He married Tabitha Ann Williams July 17, 1856, to which union thirteen children were born. Of this number, five preceded him to the glory world. He leaves a loving wife, four sons, four daughters, 93 grand and great grandchildren besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
He enlisted in the service of his country in the War of the Rebellion and it was while he was yet in the army that he gave his heart to the Lord.
About seven years ago he took his stand with the Church of God and greatly enjoyed its services until God called him to his reward. We expect to meet him bye and bye in bright realms of glory where parting will be no more.

unknown newspaper/Date: 03/1919
Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Alfred V. Johnson
Alfred V. Johnson, 89, of Centralia, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006 at his residence in Centralia. He was a retired delivery truck driver for Steffy Home Furnishings in Mt. Vernon. He was born Oct. 11, 1916 in Mt. Vernon to James Franklin and Ima Leta (Estes) Johnson. He married Beulah Valleroy on Sept. 21, 1996 in Centralia and she survives in Centralia. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday March 6, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mr. Vernon, Dr. Bruce Cromwell will preside. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County. Chaplain Ernie Collins of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post #141 will conduct a Military Flag Presentation. Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Darrel G. Johnson and wife, Kay of Bluford; one sister, Dorothea Faulkner of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Berneda Lynch and husband, Bob of Nason, Glenda Johnson of Mt. Vernon; stepson Lyundel Lynch of North Carolina; three stepdaughters, Mildred Moore and husband Hershal of California,Jane Finley of Centralia, Susan Richardson and husband Dariel of Springfield; two grandsons, Terry Lynch and wife Deanna of Woodlawn, Darrel Johnson, Jr. and fiancee Stacy of Noble; three grand-daughters, Sherry Davis of Dahlgren, Brandy Stanley and husband, Skip of Springerton and Kristi Lynch of Nason. Four great granddaughters, 2 great grandsons, 10 step great grandsons, 9 step great grand-daughters, 5 step granddaughters and 7 step grandsons and several nieces and nephews survive. His parents and one brother, Lloyd Johnson preceded him in death. Johnson was a member of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post # 141, V.F.W. Post 1376 and attended Free Methodist Church in Centralia.

Source Mount Vernon Register News, March 04, 2006
Submitted by: Ida Reeves * ida1949@charter.net

Florence Lillian Johnson
Florence Lillian Johnson of Mt. Vernon Is Dead at age 49.
Florence Lillian Johnson, wife of Alfred V. Johnson, died at 1:30pm yesterday at her home on Mt. Vernon, Route 6. She was 49 years, 3 months and 19 days of age. Mrs. Johnson was born in Mt. Vernon on Feb. 27, 1916, the daughter of G. B. and Hattie (Wilson) Hayes. On Dec. 20, 1939 she was married to Alfred Johnson who survives. She was a member of the Hopewell Methodist Church, where services will be held Saturday at 2pm. Rev. A.B. Clodfelder will officiate and burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Osborn's Funeral Home in Dix after 4pm Friday. Besides her husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by her mother, Mrs. Hattie Hayes, of Mt. Vernon; one son Darrell Gene at home; two daughters Mrs. Berneda L. Lynch of Mt. Vernon and Glenda Marie at home; three brothers, Otis Hayes of Mt. Vernon, John Hayes of Abilene, Texas, Jim Hayes of Belleville and one sister Fredia Hayes, of Mt. Vernon. She was preceded in death by her father, one brother and one sister.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson * kiowana@siclink.com
Date June 1965


James Landon Johnson
RITES HELD FOR MT. VERNON'S LAST SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR VET
Funeral services were held this afternoon for Mt. Vernon's last survivor of the Spanish-American War. Rites were conducted at Myers Chapel at 2:30 pm for James Landon Johnson, 88. who was First Sergant of Co. K, 9th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers before the turn of the century. Mr. Johnson, who served Mt. Vernon as its chief of police after the war, died at 1:45 am Saturday at his home, 317 Main Street. Mr. Johnson was a member of a hardy young band of volunteers who marched off to war in 1898. The regiment, composed of volunteers from this congressional district, became one of the best in the Army and wrote a vivid chapter of service to their country. Because of their skill on the rifle range they became known as Colonel Campbell's "Squirrel Shooters"....The ranks of the Spanish-American War vets have thinned rapidly in recent years. In 1958 the only remaining from that company were Dr. Andy Hall, Bert Westcott, James L. Johnson, Edgar Cady, Harry Ward and Herbert Settle... He was police chief from 1917-18, worked as a telegrapher for two railroads, and was at one time employed as shipping clerk at the car shops. He is survived by his [2nd] wife Stella; one daughter Mrs. Bert Schmitt [Helen Johnson] of Mt. Vernon; three sons, C. Lester Johnson of Petosky, Michigan; James L. Johnson Jr. of Brighton, Colorado; and O. Knox Johnson of Johnstown, Pennsylvania; two stepsons, Herman Westcott of Tacoma, Washington and Emery Westcott of Chicago; a brother Stephen Johnson of Gering, Nebraska; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
[He was preceeded in death by his first wife Julia (Schuchmann) Johnson]

Source Mt. Vernon Journal Register, 3/12/1962
Submitted by: John Robert Carlson * johncarlson1812@yahoo.com
Relationship = Great Grandfather Date

Julia (Schuchmann) Johnson
Mrs. James L. Johnson passed away about 11:30 this morning at her home in the Koons apartments. Mrs. Johnson's death was due to a cancerous growth and she had been in very poor health for more than a year, and had been under treatment for her trouble by many of the best specialists in this part of the country. She had just returned to her home here from a Kansas City hospital about four weeks ago. The deceased was born in Jefferson County and had spent most of her life in this vicinity. She was 47 years of age and had been a member of the Methodist church since infancy when she was received into the church through baptism. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband and four children. The children are Lester, of Parco, Wyo.; J.L. Jr., of Craig Colo.; and Helen and Knox at home. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Mary Schuchmann of this city, and six isters and three brothers. The sisters are: Mrs. Mary Thompson of Sesser; Mrs. Anna Setzkorn of Dubois; Mrs. Emma Boles, Pacos, Tex.; Mrs. C.J. Burton and Mrs. Anna Forrest and Mrs. Lulu Low of Sesser. The brothers are George of Maysville, Phillip of East St. Louis and Charles of St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Source Unknown, but probably Mt. Vernon Daily Register
Submitted by: John Robert Carlson * johncarlson1812@yahoo.com
Relationship = Great grandmother
Date 1910-20???


Leroy Glen Johnson
Leroy Glen Johnson passed away at his home at 5:30 PM on May 4, 2008 with family and friends at his side.
Glen was born on August 23, 1922 to Thomas and Lillie Edwards Johnson in Mt. Vernon, IL.
On March 19, 1943 he was united in marriage to Alma E. Bradley at the home of Rev. Sam McCoy.
During WWII Glen served his country in the US Navy as a gunner on a Merchant Marine ship.
Elder Johnson was ordained in 1956 at Second Baptist Church and had the priviledge of serving churches in Jefferson and Marion County.
An avid gardner, fisherman and marble collector, In his youth Glen loved to play softball at the City park where he was given the nickname "Cut Cut" as his delight as the catcher was to get his batters out.
Glen loved to spend time with his family and will be missed by his wife, Alma and daughters, Fran Mahoney of Ft Myers, FL and Ruth Ann Allen and husband Ernest L of Plano, IL. Four grandsons and one granddaughter and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, William O Johnson of Springfield, MO; Three sisters, Mrs Mildred Coleman Boulder CO; Mrs Maxine DeMent of Mt. Vernon and Mrs Rosalie Morlan of Grand Junction, CO. One brother-in-law, Bill Bradley of Eufaula, OK and a sister-in-law, Mrs Imogene Lambert of Christropher, IL.
Glen was proceeded in death by his parents, inlaws, Mr and Mrs EG Bradley and several brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.
Glen was member of Old Union Baptist Church,
Johnston Funeral Home is in charge of the service. Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 pm at the funeral home where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 am. Burial will follow at MT Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Mt. Vernon Register News
May 6, 2008
Submitted By: Fran Mahoney


Sarah L. Johnson
Mrs. Sarah L. Johnson, whose death was briefly mentioned in yesterday's Daily Register, passed peacefully away about 1:30p.m., Tuesday, January 30, in her 80th year of life. She was known as "Aunt Lou" and when the annoucement of the death of Mrs. Sarah L. Johnson was made, many persons of her most intimate acquaintance did not know, at the time, that it was "Aunt Lou." She was born in Fredonia, Ky., Nov. 14, 1832 and grew to womanhood in that place. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah E. Rice. Her marriage to G. W. Johnson occured in Fredonia, Oct. 31, 1851, and soon after the family moved to Mt. Vernon, where they have since resided. Her husband answered the call Jan. 5, 1899. For several weeks Mrs. Johnson has been quite feeble, having never fully recovered from a stroke of paralysis she suffered 11 years ago. About Christmas time she had a severe attack of heart trouble and she never recovered from the effects of it. She was the mother of ten children, and seven of this family survive her. They are Harry Johnson of Carmi, Mrs. J. H. Coberly of Belle Rive, Thomas, Florence, Sallie, Emma and Lucy, of this city. The funeral services will be held at the First M. E. church, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev.G. E. McCammon. The burial will be held at the West Salem cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence, 825 Main St., from 8 until 10 o'clock Thursday morning.

January 31, 1912 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Walter C. Johnson
Walter C. Johnson, 85, 1200 South 25th street, died at 1:25 a.m. today at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Meyers Chapel, with the Rev. Loy A. Shaw officiating. Burial will be in the Koontz Cemetery in Wayne County.
The body will lie in state at Meyers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Johnson was born May 11, 1878 in Jefferson County, the son of Acel and Tabitha (Williams) Johnson.
He was first married to Inez Short, who preceded him in death in 1947. He later married Anna Belle Johnson, who survives.
Other survivors include five sons, Robert, of Mt. Vernon, Guy of Stockton, Calif., Johnie and Theodore, both of Los Angeles Calif., and Troy of Grant Pass, Oregon: four daughters. Mrs. Inez Curlee of Azusa, Calif., Mrs. Ruby Manning of Torrance, Calif., Genevia Johnson of Mohave, Calif., and Mrs. Nina Rainbolt of Starr, Idaho: one sister. Mrs. Caroline Catron of Bluford: one brother. B.R. Johnson of Creal Springs, Ill: 31 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was retired, having served as a minister of the Church of God for 75 years. He was a member of the 15th Street Church of God and was one of the founders.

Uunknown newspaper, 4/21/1964
Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Wilda Dee Johnson
Wilda Dee Johnson, 83, passed away on Saturday morning, October 22, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Clark Johnson. Dee and Harold moved to the country in Mandarin in 1965 and cherished the north Florida lifestyle with their friends, horses, chickens, dog & cats at "Dixie Moon". Their home on Flynn Road became a home away from home for many friends and family. Dee and Harold moved to Westminster Woods in 1997 and enjoyed the close relationships they formed with their neighbors. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Greene and her husband, Ted and their children, Lisa (husband, Jack), Collin, Joseph and Julie; her son, John Sesney and his wife, Nan, and their daughter, Natalie of Carson City, Nevada; her brother-in-law, Gene Johnson and his wife, Janet, of Clemson, South Carolina; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Dee was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and after graduating from high school worked as a legal secretary. She married Harold in 1949 in Columbia, Missouri and they resided in St. Louis, Missouri and Lansing, Michigan before moving to Florida. Dee was an extraordinary mother and was well known for her spirit, positive outlook on life, generosity and overflowing love for her family. There will be a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at the Mandarin United Methodist Church, 11270 San Jose Blvd. HARDAGE-GIDDENS MANDARIN FUNERAL HOME.

Source: The Florida Times-Union {Jacksonville, FL}
Date: October 25, 2005
Submitted by Cindy Ford

William M. Johnson
W. M. Johnson Of Waltonville Dies At Age 68
William Millard Johnson, 68, of Waltonville, died at 3:45 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Johnson was a tractor operator for the County Highway Department. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 11, 1896, near Waltonville, the son of Asa and Frances (Dycus) Johnson. O n Dec. 27, 1921, he was married to Glada Lemmon, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Fred Johnson of Scheller, Billy Joe Johnson of of Whittier, Calif., and Gene Johnson of Woodlawn; four daughters, Mrs. Iris Barnhardt of Torrence, Calif., Mrs. Helen McFerron of St. Louis, Mrs. Marjorie Norris of Waltonville, and Miss Laura Dean Johnson, at home; a sister, Mrs. Effie Nelson of Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Rev. Ernest Eugene Jolley, Jr.
JOLLEY, REV. ERNEST EUGENE, JR. (1930-1999) was born March 30, 1930 to Ernest E. Jolley, Sr. and Ruth Godair Jolley in St. Louis, Missouri. He spent his growing up years in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the eldest of seven children with four brothers, Danny, Ronald, and Gerald all deceased, and Kenneth Jolley resident of Lake Tahoe, California. He preceeds two sisters, Jean Jolley Hillis of Memphis, Tennessee and Ruth Jolley Anderson. Reverend Jolley felt a call to ministry in Jonesboro, Arkansas as a teenager, enrolled in Pentecostal Bible Institute at Tupelo, Mississippi, after which he preached throughout the United States and some Canadian Provinces for ten years as an evangelist with the United Pentecostal Church, International and Canadian Provinces for ten years as an evangelist with the United Pentecostal Church, International and was ordained in 1951. He married his wife, I. Carol Kellick, in 1957. Together they evangelized, then pastored churches in Tennessee, Illinois and Alabama, his last pastorate being First United Pentecostal Church in Bessemer, Alabama from 1969 until his retirement in 1992. Throughout his years of active ministry he held many official positions in the districts where he ministered as a presbyter, in youth and home missionary departments and most notibly his work with the Sunday School Curriculum Committee of the United Pentecostal Church, Intl. from 1973 to the present and shared his knowledge of books on theology and other Christian themes. He was especially influential in the reprinting of old, out of print books written by classic late 18th, 19th and early 20th Century theologians. Through his efforts and influence, Rever end Jolley's libraries can be found in Bible colleges in the United States, foreign countries, and with personal work with students at Indiana Bible College, Indianapolis, Indiana and the Gateway College of Evangelism. St. Louis, Missouri, his most recent trip being with students from Indiana to visit a bookhouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan in April of this year. Reverend Jolley was honored in 1995 with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. He celebrated fifty years of ministry in 1998. He departed this life Thursday, May 27, 1999. He is survived by his wife; his son, Chaplain Eric E. Jolley; daughter-in-law, Diana; two grandchildren, Brandon and Sarah of Edwardsville, Illinois; his two sisters; and brother. Funeral services Tuesday, June 1, 1999 from Ridout's Southern Heritage Chapel. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 31, 1999 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Southern Heritage and a funeral service will also be held Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at 3:00 P.M. at the Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois with burial in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Funeral arrangements: Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Alabama, in charge of local arrangements.

Source: Birmingham News {AL}
Date: May 30, 1999
Submitted by Cindy Ford

Yvonne M. Jones
Yvonne M. JONES, 67, Mt. Vernon, died 6:35 a.m. Jan. 13, 1994, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. She was a seamstress in the garment industry. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Johnnie Cecil and Cecile Dana (KEATON) HAYES. She was first married to Clyde Virgil WILLIAMSON, who preceded her in death. Feb. 11, 1961. in Mt. Vernon, she married Calvin "Red" JONES, who survives. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. Lyndell WILLIAMSON officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home. Mrs. JONES was a Baptist. In addition to her husband, surviving are two sons, Chief Master Sgt. Clyde Virgil WILLIAMSON Jr. and wife Marsha of Fairview Heights and the Rev. Lyndell WILLIAMSON and wife Gayle of Mascoutah; six grandchildren, Jason WILLIAMSON and wife Kelleen, Heather WILLIAMSON, Holly WILLIAMSON, Travis WILLIAMSON, Matthew WILLIAMSON and Sarah WILLIAMSON; a brother, William R. HAYES and wife Edna of Kell; a sister, Virginia LOWERY of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL, 14 Jan 1994
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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

DOD: 11 Dec 1889
Mt. Vernon Register-Winfield column
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard * lorileona@excite.com


Isaac N. (Squire) Jones
Isaac N. Jones, Wayne City, dies. Isaac N. (Squire) Jones, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grover Smith, six miles south of Wayne City, Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at Olive Branch church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. F. M. Lappin, and burial will follow in Opdyke cemetery. Mr. Jones, a retired farmer and carpenter, spent most of his life in the vicinity of Wayne City. The body will be brought to his daughter’s home where friends may call up until the funeral hour. Mr. Jones is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Grover Smith of Wayne City and Mrs. Charles Austin of Harvey, Ill.; and four sons, Guy of Harvey, Ill., Jake of Chicago, Carl of Herrick, Ill., and Herman, who is somewhere overseas with the U.S. Army.

1 June 1943 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard

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