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Carrie E. Pace
Carrie E. Pace Dies At Age 86; Rites Saturday
Mrs. Carrie E. Pace died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Burlison, 2414 Herbert street, at 5:25 o'clock this morning. Her age was 86 years, nine months and six days. Funeral services will be held at the Waltonville Methodist church Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tucker officiating, and burial will follow in Knob Prairie cemetery, north of Waltonville. The body will lie in state at the Fry Funeral Home in Waltonville, where friends may call at any time up to the funeral hour. Mrs. Pace was born in Ste. Genevieve county, Mo., the daughter of Thomas Augustus Bryan and and Louisa (Griffith) Bryan. On January 12, 1876 she was united in marriage with John Hirons and had resided near Waltonville since that time. After Mr. Hirons' death in 1883, she was married to Samuel Thompson Pace, who preceded her in death in 1889. Mrs. Pace had been a member of the Christian church for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nell Eden of St. Louis, Mo. and Mrs. C. L. Burlison of this city; a son, Samuel Thompson Pace of Matthews, Mo.; eight grandchildren adn two great grandchildren. Two sons, Benjamin L. and Bryan Hirons preceded her in death. Mrs. Pace was the last member of a family of nine.

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



Birchel E. Page
Birchel E. Page, 93, 4214 Rose Lane, died at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon Hospital. He was a retired Missionary Baptist minister and a farmer. Mr. Page was born Dec. 9, 1888 in Jefferson County, the son of Alexander and Dona (Barnfield) Page. On Aug. 13, 1910, at Mt. Vernon, he married Ruby Fisher, who preceded him in death Feb. 16, 1977. A member of Second Baptist Church, Mr. Page was a Missionary Baptist minister who pastored 26 different churches in the Southern Illinois area before his retirement. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rudolph Schlag officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Franklin County. Friends may call after 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Herbert E. (Eva) Page, Mrs. Orville (Beatrice) Kent and Mrs. Ruth Lankford, all of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Mrs. Harriett Mossberger of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Eudora Foster of Bartlesville, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four sisters, and one daughter, Myrna Capps.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps

James Page
James PAGE, 77, Nason died 4:25 a.m. April 18, 1989, at his home. He was an employee of Fisher Body Company. Mr. Page was born in Spring Garden, a son of Oscar and Barbara (Taylor) Page. August 31, 1935 in Jefferson County, he married Jennie McGovern, who survives. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with the Rev. Jesse Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Abner Cemetery in Nason. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In addition to his wife, Mr. Page is survived by three sons, James S. Page of Nason, Ronald D. Page of Crete and Kevin G. Page of Ina; five daughters, Clara L. Shevokas of Monee, Loretta Knaack and Lillian Knaack both of Crete, Martha Myers of Wonder Lake and Marjorie Miracle of Verea, KY.; 23 grandchildren; and three sisters, Sula Kash of Ina, Ollie Conner of Sesser and Frances Martin of Benton. Mr. Page attended Nason Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceeded in death by his parents, two daughters and one sister.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Lola E. Page
Lola E. PAGE, 90, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Jeffersonian Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington, with the Rev. Robert WALKER officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to the funeral home. Mrs. PAGE was born on Oct. 31, 1912, in Franklin County, the daughter of Orville and Dora (MANIS) COLE. She married Colvar C. "Bill" PAGE in July of 1934. He preceded her in death on April 9, 1982. She was a member of the Williams Chapel Missionary Church. Survivors include two sons, Larry PAGE and wife Mary Ann of Benton, Robert PAGE of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Mrs. PAGE was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and two sisters.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, Thurs 24 Apr 2003

Violet Manning Page
Mrs. James Page, daughter of James Manning died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock. Her remains were conveyed through here Monday to a cemetery near Waltonville for burial. We understand she passed away without the care of a doctor as the doctors refused to come to her rescue on account of the bad roads.

Mt. Vernon, IL Register News; Nason News: May 1933
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Robert Alfred Palm
Robert Alfred "Bob" Palm, age 84, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois died Thursday, February 9, 2006, at his home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He was born March 25, 1921, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of Alfred Palm and Marie (Broeker) Palm. He married Mary Ann Shaw on September 7, 1946 in West Allis, Wisconsin and she survives. Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Palm of Mt. Vernon; one son, Robert Lee "Rusty" Palm and wife Amber of Tucson, Arizona; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Longwell and husband Dr. Charles of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Catherine Ann Palm-Gessner and husband Dr. Robert Gessner of Macomb, Illinois; three grandchildren, Dr. Charles Longwell, III of St. Louis, Missouri. Kathleen Palm of Chicago, Illinois, and Elyse Palm of Westerville, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jean Shaw of Tallmadge, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews also survive; two beloved cats, Chessie and Tommy. His parents, one infant granddaughter: Rachel Ann Longwell and one nephew preceded him in death. Bob was a Veteran of WWII who served as a flight engineer on C-47 transport aircraft with the US Army Air Force in the China, Burma, India Division of the Air Transport Command, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, loved camping and travel, motorcycles, cars, making his own Grandfather clock and enjoyed being with his family who were at his side when he passed away. Bob was a Field Engineer at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Aurora, Illinois retiring in 1983 after 33 years of company service. Memorial services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, with Military Flag Presentation Service conducted by Ernie Collins, chaplain of the Mt. Vernon American Post #141. The Reverend Rob Dyer officiated.

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

Peter J. Pasquinelli
Peter John "Pete" Pasquinelli, 77, of Mt. Vernon died 5 a.m. May 13, 2005, at his home. He was a retired laborer and had worked for Dowser Electric for more than 25 years. Born Oct. 7, 1927, in Butler, Penn. to Augusto and Valentina (Del Tredici) Pasquinelli, he married Holly Holler on Sept. 3, 1960, in Salem. Memorial mass willbe 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon. The chaplain of American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon will conduct a military flag presentation upon the conclusion of the mass. Father Dan Jurek will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. He is survived by his wife of Mt. Vernon; two sons, Christopher Pasquinelli of Mt. Vernon and Reed Pasquinelli of Richmond, Ind.; a daughter Valentina Pasquinelli of San Antonio, a sister Mary Onufrak of Butler Penn. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. Pete was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving a total of 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon, VFW Post 1376 and of the Air Force Sergeants Association. For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Mary School and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348.

Source Mt. Vernon Register News, 05/14/2005
Submitted by: Ida Reeves * ida1949@charter.net
Relationship = Friend

Solomon R Patterson
Solomon R Patterson, son of Harvey and Martha Patterson was born 2 ½ miles northeast of Opdyke, Sept. 20th, 1873, and departed this life at home in Waltonville, Nov. 2, 1930, at the age 57 years, one month and 13 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Mollie Conice in 1916 and to this union one son, Frank Holley, was born. He is also survived by a former marriage, by one son, Everett Patterson, of Mt. Vernon, Il., and one daughter, Fossie Patterson, of St. Louis and two small grand sons, Melvin and Jimmy Ray Patterson. When quite a small boy he moved with his parents to Kansas where his father died. His mother returning to Illinois with five small children. he made his home the greater part of the time, until grown, with his uncle, and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Scrivner of near Belle Rive Ill. Having been raised on a farm. Mr. Patterson loved farming and especially animal <?>. For several years he lived in Mt. Vernon and worked at the Car Shops, later moving to Sesser where he worked in the mines of Franklin County for years. In 1921 he moved with his family to Waltonville where he has resided ever since. Mr. Patterson was a very conscientious man, always honest to the penny. Debts and obligations always worried him till paid and any task he undertook was done the very best of his ability. He was a moral man, a good citizen, and always stood for what he thought was right. He would much rather give than receive and nothing pleased him so much as to give some one something.

For the past few years his health has been failing and at times his suffering <?> intense. He bore his suffering bravely, seldom complaining. He often expressed his willingness and readiness to go. He believed in the Lord. He believed in prayer saying he had prayed every night for almost two years and that he had the hope of an eternal life hereafter. While he had been in poor health for the past two years, his death was a shock to his many friends as he was confined to his bed only six days. The funeral service was conducted at M. E. Church at 10:30 A.M., Nov. 4, Rev. Brown, assisted by Rev. J. T. <?> and was attended by a large converse of friends. Internment at Knob Prairie cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We desire to thank the many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our husband and father, Soloman R. Patterson. We also deeply appreciate their offerings.
Mrs. Mollie Paterson, Frank Patterson, Everett Patterson, Flossie Patterson,

Submitted By: Cindy Ford

Thomas Henry Patterson
Thomas Henry Patterson died at the home of his daughter in Dubois, ILL at the age of 80. Funeral services would occur at East Salem. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Source: Daily Register
Date: May 14 1910
Submitted by: Stanley Everett Patterson
Relationship: Great Great Grandfather

George Thomas Payton
George Thomas Payton, 38 years, 6 months, 4 days, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 11 :35 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2008, in Jefferson County. He was born in Highland. Park in Cook County, a son of Charles David and Barbara F. (Schoeppel) Payton. He married Angela Richardson at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple in Mt. Vernon on Sept. 17, 2005. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Ron Reynolds officiating. Motorcycles are welcome. Interment will follow at South Hickory Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County. Members of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct full miltitary honors at the cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. George is survived by his wife, Angela Payton of Mt. Vernon; son, Charles Thomas Payton of Benton; two daughters, Kalia Nicole Payton of Wasilla, Alaska: and Racheal Payton of Mt. Vernon; a brother: Dan Payton and wife Sammie of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Sherrie Morris of Mt. Vernon; and seven nieces and nephews. His parents and one brother, Kenneth Dean preceded him in death. George served as an Aviation Structural Mechanic in the U.S. Navy, was formerly employed by Precision Engineering Company in Mt. Vernon and was a member of A.B.A.T.E. (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education). For those who wish, memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice 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 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

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

William H. Pearce
Funeral services for William H. Pearce, 66, Route 1, Woodlawn, will be held at 2 pm. Tuesday at the Pyatt Funeral Home in Ashley with the Rev. Denny Steed officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellows-Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the funeral hour Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Pearce, a retired employee of Wagner Electric in Mt. Vernon, died at 3:48 pm Friday in Good Samaratian Hospital. He was born in Arkansas, Nov. 11, 1917, the son of William and Pearl (Grimes) Pearce. In September 1939, in Arkansas, he married Mona Pauline Sexton, who survives. In addition to his wife, survivors includes two son, Dean Pearce of Maryland and Ronnie Pearce of St. Louis.; three daughters, Pearline Pepion of Kansas, Wanda Ferguson of Woodlawn and Donna Pearle of Belleville; one brother, Marvin Pearce of De Soto, Missouri; one sister, Alice Estes of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Mr. Pearce was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Woodlawn and the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. He was preceeded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Obit Source Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
Date February 27, 1984

Belle L. Phelps
Belle L. Phelps, dies at age 84; Funeral Friday Mrs. Belle L. Phelps, 84 of Route 1 Mount vernon, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, at 709 South 24th street, where she had been residing. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Pulley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. James Drysdale of St. Louis, Mo. officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Prairie Cemetery. the body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Phelps was born December 21, 1883 in Jefferson County, the daughter of Hiram and Awlda (Fults) Hayes. On July 16, 1901, in Jefferson County, she was married to John Phelps, who preceded her in death in 1958. Survivors include one son, Alva Phelps of Mount Vernon; four daughters, Mrs. Inez Harris, Mrs. Leilia Majors, Mrs. Edith Ford, and Mrs. Helen Smith, all of Mount Vernon; Three sisters, Mrs. Clara Alexander and Mrs. Bessie Corriel of Mount Venron and Mrs. Nell Wilson of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Phelps was a member of the Marcoe Pentecostal Church.

Obit Source Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson * kiowana@siclink.com
Date 11-06-1968

Betty O. Phelps
Betty O. Phelps, 80, Route 3, died at 7 am Feb. 1, 1989, at her home. Mrs. Phelps was born Oct. 14, 1908, in Jefferson county, a daughter of Henry E. and Iva (Cates) Hutchison. Aug 29, 1925, in Mt. Vernon, she married Clarence Alva Phelps, who survives. Services will be 11 am Friday at Hughey Funeral Home with Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 9:30 am Friday at the funeral home. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Phelps is survived by two sons, Nelson A. Phelps and wife, Earlene of Spokane, Wash., and Gene Phelps and wife Rocky, of Mt. Vernon; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Bonnadine) Eater of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Glenn (Mary) Bateman of Pinedale, Wyo., and Mrs. Richard (Estalee) Betterton of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Phelps was a member of Long Prairie Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and four sisters.

Obit Source Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson * kiowana@siclink.com
Date 2-1989

James Clifford Phelps
James Clifford Phelps, 60, of Dix died 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 2004, at his home. He was a farmer and former coal miner. Mr. Phelps was born April 27, 1944, in Boyd to Harold J. and Cora Mae (Harvey) Phelps. He married Donna F. (Hays) Phelps July 2, 1976, at Salem Nazareen Church; she survives. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Jonathan Schnautz will officiate. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Mr. Phelps is survived by his mother, Cora Mae Phelps of Dix; his wife, Donna F. Phelps of Dix; sons James Kevin Phelps of Dix, Terry W. Phelps of Dix and Chris L. Creps of Havelock, N.C.; daughters Rhonda Crawford and husband Danny of Dix, Tina F. Newcomb and special friend Roy Ward of Dix and Tonya L. Benjamin and husband Aaron of Mt. Vernon; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Joseph B. Phelps of Caseyville; and a sister, Neva Sue Carter of Mt. Vernon. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Ada Harvey; and his father. Mr. Phelps was a veteran of the Army National Guard, where he served from Sept. 12, 1964, to May 17, 1970. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He attended Rome Grade School, Woodlawn High School and J.C. College. For more information you may contact Osborn Funeral Home in Dix at 266-7231

The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, 8-3-2004
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
relationship = Cousin

John Phelps
John Phelps of McClellan Twp Dies at age 77
John Phelps, a McClellan township farmer, died at 5:35 a.m. Thursday at Good Samaritian Hopsital. He was 77 years, 8 months and 10 days of age Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:p.m. at the Pulley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Ed Shannon and the Rev. James Drysdale will officiate and burial will follow in Wolf Prairie cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call at any time. Mr. Phelps was born April 15, 1881 in McClellan Townhship, the son of William and Margaret (Cheek) Phelps. He was married to Belle Hayes, who survives. Mr. Phelps was a member of the Marco Pentecostal Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Alva of Mount Vernon; four daughters, Inez Harris, Leilia Rightnowar, Edith Ford and Helen Smith, all of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; two brothers, Hall of Mount Vernon and Renzo of Centralia; and a sister Dine Shook of Centralia. His parents, three brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death.

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

Larry Lee Phelps
Larry Lee Phelps, 55, of Richview died at 7:42 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, in rural Mt. Vernon. Mr. Phelps was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Marion County, son of Charles Alva and Wilma (Bartelmey) Phelps. He married Vera Woolever on Oct. 10, 1970, and she survives in Richview. In addition to his wife, Mr. Phelps is survived by his mother,m Wilma Phelps of Richview; three daughters, Angela Van Buskirk of Wlkville, Lisa Jones and husband Ken of Sandoval and Misty Eskridge and husband Johnathon of New Mexico; two brothers, Richard Phelps of Collinsville and Bob Phelps and wife Janice of Childersburg, Ala.; two sisters, Bonnie Sheets of Wood River and Barbara Nelson of Orange, California; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One of the grandchildren, Adam Charles Hughes, was raised in their home. He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Betty Jo Phelps and Wilma Darlene Phelps. Mr. Phelps was an engineer for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 11 years. He attended Woodlawn High School and Rend Lake College and was a Vietnam veteran, serving from 1970 to 1972 in the Army 101st Airborne Division. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Rev. Steve Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Boyd Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Date: 12/06/2006
Submitted by Ida Reeves * ida1949@charter.net
Relationship: friend


Lucile McLaughlin Phillips
RITES HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT LUCILE PHILLIPS;
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucile Phillips, a former resident of this city, were held September 15 in Terre Haute, Ind. Burial was in Roselawn cemetery in that city. Mrs. Phillips, 63, died September 13, in a hospital in Terre Haute. She was born in Jefferson County March 22, 1908, the daughter of Kiah and Eunice M. (Piper) McLaughlin, who preceded her in death. She was married to William Phillips, who survives. She is survived by a son, John; one daughter, Judy, a grandson, all of Terre Haute and one sister Maxine Gallagher of Olney, IL, aunts Bessie McLaughlin Brooks-Wakefield, CA., and Minnie McLaughlin Baldridge, Mt. Vernon, IL.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Geraldine Hughes Brown
Relationship: Cousin

Minnie (Huffstutler) Phillips
Minnie Phillips of 701 Herbert, died at 3:45 am today at Good Samaritan Hospital, at the age of 88 years, one month, and 10 days. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Ace Summers, Rev. E. J. McClintock and Rev. Lloyd Addair officiating. Burial will be in South Hicory Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 5:00 pm Tuesday. Mrs. Phillips was born Mar. 5, 1880, in Hamilton County, that daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Huffstutler. She was married to Pierce Phillips in St. Louis. He preceeded her in death in 1956. She was first married to Howard Belt, secondly, to Adam Cluck, who preceeded her in death, and then to Mr. Phillips. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Lucille Gilbert, Mrs. Lena Webb, and Mrs. Zola Griffin, all of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Nola Porter of Ellery, and Mrs. Nellie Mezo of McLeansboro; a son, Willis Kluck of Mt. Vernon. Three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mae Nelson of Chicago; Mrs. Lou Williford of Brownstown, and Mrs. Alma Jones of Belle Rive; and two stepsons, Dean Phillips and Fred Phillips, both of Hammond, Ind.; a brother, Oscar Huffstutler of McLeansboro; 24 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

4/15/1968 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ron Gilbert * ron_gilbert64@hotmail.com
Relationship: maternal great-grandson

Elizabeth Jane Philp
Elizabeth Jane Philp, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Philp, was born at Germantown, Bracken County, Ky., September 6, 1835 and departed this life February 4, 1921, at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 28 days. When yet a child at the age of six years, she moved with her father and mother and the rest of the family from Kentucky to Jefferson County, Illinois, and they settled on a farm purchased by her father, a part of which is the site upon which the villiage of Waltonville now stands. In 1855 she was united in marriage to Jackson McCullough with whom she lived on a farm near Richview, Ill. until the death of Mr. McCullough which took place a few years later. No children were born to this union.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford

Mary M. Pickett
Mary M. Pickett, 78, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Mariana, Ark., on May 30, 1930. a daughter of Fred and Mary (Smith) Clark. She was married to Arthur Pickett. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Mary is survived by her children, Jimmy Atterberry, Albert Crowder, Peggy Dickey, Betty Pickett, Roy Lee Pickett and Arthur Pickett, all of Mt. Vernon, Jerry Pickett of St. Louis, Fred Pickett of Madison, Wise., and Willie Pickett of Decatur; 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carrie Hughes of Mt. Vernon and Martha Freeman of Decatur; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, twin sons, and one daughter. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of the Jackson Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

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

Harry Pierce
Harry Pierce Died Today at Mt Vernon
Harry Pierce aged about 38, a former resident of this city died at 8:30 this morning at Mt Vernon after an illness of several days. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at Mt Vernon and burial will be made there.
The deceased was born in this city and spent the greater part of his life here. He is survived by his widow, who was before her marriage Bess Gray, a sister of Dr L R Gray, two daughters, Virginia and Grace, his father B F Pierce and two brothers, Earl and Pierce of E St Louis and two sisters, Mrs Chancey Berry and Mrs Hazel Johnson of this city.
Two sisters, Mrs Robert Brawley and Mrs Jack Rice preceded him in death.

Source: Litchfield Daily Union
Date: Monday, June 6, 1927
Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener

Dewight H. Piercy
Dewight H. Piercy, 74, Mt. Vernon, died 4:08 p.m. December 5, 1996, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. He worked at several area service stations, Yearwood Implement Co., and 15 years at the Mt. Vernon Airport, where he retired. He was born May 11, 1922, in Centralia, a son of Charles Piercy and Ferne (Steele) Piercy. January 2, 1953, in Mt. Vernon, he married Wanda McIntyre, who survives. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Garlin Burris officiating. Those attending the graveside service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. In addition to his wife, Wanda Piercy of Mt. Vernon, Mr. Piercy is survived by a son, Kenny D. Piercy and wife Linda of Bonnie; a daughter Patricia Johnson and husband Alan of Mt. Vernon; three granddaughters, Amanda Johnson of Mt. Vernon, Michelle Piercy of Bonnie and Ashley Piercy of Bonnie; three sisters Rheba Yearwood of Texico, Freida Lane and husband Verdon of Opdyke, and Velma England and husband William of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Piercy was a World War II veteran, serving in Italy and Africa. He was a member of Mt. Vernon VFW Post 1376.

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


Charles Edgar Piercy
Charles Edgar Piercy, 60 died Thursday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at Good Samaritan Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was a farmer, and made his home on Route 2, Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Maurice L. Paxton officiating. Burial will be in Boyd cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mr. Piercy was born 9/10/1899 in Boyd, the son of Henry and Susan (Fiser) Piercy. He was married in Mt. Vernon on Feb. 10, 1920 to Fern Marie Steele, who survives. Other survivors are his mother, Mrs. Susie Piercy of Boyd; one son Dewight, of Mt. Vernon; five daughters, Mrs. Jean Yearwood, Mrs. Velma England, Mrs. Theresa Mayo and Mrs. Evelyn Goddard of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Freida Lane of Opdyke; two brothers, Nathan Piercy of Centralia and Walter Piercy of Mt. Vernon,; eight sisters, Mrs. Ida Carpenter, Mrs. Lennie Carpenter,Mrs. Lillie Marlow, and Mrs. Ada Harvery all of Dix, Mrs. Mae Harvey of Peoria, and Mrs. Margaret Wegmann, Mrs. Nellie German and Mrs. Fay Champ all of Woodlawn. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren.

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

Fern Marie Piercy
Mrs. Fern Marie Piercy of 1213 N. 12th St., died at 11:45 a.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 65 years old. Funeral services for Mrs. Piercy will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Maurice Paxton will officiate. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call at Myers Chapel after 4 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Piercy was born May 08, 1904, in Centralia. Her parents were John and Lydia (Owens) Steele. She was married in 1920 to Charles Piercy, who preceded her in death in 1960. Mrs. Piercy is survived by a son, Dwight of Mt. Vernon; five daughters, Freida Lane of Opdyke and Velma England, Rheba Yearwood, Theresa Mayo and Evelyn Goddard, all of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net
Great Niece of the deceased

Henry Piercy
Henry Piercy died at 8:30 this morning at his home south of Boyd. His age was 86 years, four months and 27 days. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Boyd Christian Church, with the Rev. Merle Melton officiating and burial will be in Boyd Cemetery. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, then will be taken to the family home south of Boyd. Mr. Piercy was born May 8, 1962 in Casner Township, the son of Anderson and Anna (Cameron) Piercy. On July 3, 1887, he was married to Susas Fiser who survives. He had been a member of the Boyd Christian Church for 21 years. Surviving besides his wife are, four sons, Nath of Dix, Walter and Charley of Mt. Vernon, and Willie of Shabna, Ill; eight daughters, Mrs. Ida Carpenter, Mrs. Lillie Marlow, Mrs Lenna Carpenter, and Mrs. Ada Harvey of Dix, Mrs. Fay Champ,Mrs. Nellie German, Mrs. Margaret Wegmann of Woodlawn, and Mrs. May Elliston of Bristol, Ill.; two brothers, Nathan and Harvon of Mt. Vernon;and a sister, Levina Sheldon of Mr. Vernon. A son Bryan, preceded him in death September 16, 1927.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net
Great Grandaughter of the deceased

Kathy Piercy
Kathy L. Piercy, 48, of Mt. Vernon died at 8:10 P.M. Wednesday August 21, 2002 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on April 19, 1954, in Harrisburg, daughter of David L. and Mary E. (Treat) Williams. She married David Piercy on Dec. 5, 1987, in Marion and he survives in Mt. Vernon. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mary Williams of Mt. Vernon, three sons, Michael J. Piercy and wife Mindy of Centralia, Kevin R. Cox of Pittsburg and David Lytle Piercy of Mt. Vernon; a daughter Emily K. Piercy of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Larry Cluster and wife Dana of Ozark, and Randy Cluster and wife Judy of Marion; four grandchildren, Hannah N. Piercy, Ross M. Piercy Andrew D. Piercy and Taylor E. Cox; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her father and a niece, Ashley Laureen Bailey. Mrs. Piercy was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary United Pentecostal Church. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Steve Edwards and Stephen Piercy officiating. Interment will follow in Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Aug. 23, 2002, Morning Sentinal
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net
Cousin of the deceased

Ora B. Piercy
Ora B. Piercy, 88, died at 7:20 p.m. June 23, 1990 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea. Mrs.Piercy was born March 30, 1903, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of Alva and Hattie (Hamlin) Elliston, on June 24, 1918, in Mt. Vernon, she married Walter E. Piercy, who died July 18, 1982. Services will be 2:00p.m. Tuesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Revs. Don Johnston and Gary Piercy, who is Mrs. Piercy's grandson. Burial will follow in Boyd Cemetery. Friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Piercy is survived by five sons, Vernon R. Piercy and wife Dorothy of Livingston, Texas, Clarence E. Piercy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Leroy Piercy and wife, Doris of Mt. Vernon, Bill E. Piercy and wife Doris of Tuscola, and Robert W. Piercy and wife, Marilyn, of Sugarland Texas: three daughters, Louise Bruce of Mt. Vernon, Katherine Toney of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Robert (Elsie) Parker of Fairview Heights; one brother Walter Elliston of McLeansboro; three sisters, Mabel Harmon and Eula Brookman, both of Mt. Vernon, and Velma Mooney of Dix; 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Piercy was a member of Boyd Pentecostal Church. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son, two brothers and one grandson

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net
Niece of the deceased

Roy R. Piercy Sr.
Roy R. Piercy Sr., 79, of Benton died 9:22 pm, Sept. 5, 2001, at Franklin Hosptial in Benton. He worked for Terminix for several years. Mr. Piercy was born May 13, 1922, in Irvington to Nathan and Polly(Cook) Piercy. Funeral services will be held 2 pm. Saturday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Pastor Rod Joplin will officiate. Burial with military rites by the Benton American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm today at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Mr. Piercy is survived by his wife, Margaret (Absher) Piercy; two daughters, Roverta (Piercy) Barnfield and husband Gene of Benton and Pam (Piercy) Barwick and husband John of Marion; five sons, Roy R. Piercy Jr. and wife Sharon of Sikeston, MO. Randy Piercy and wife Margaret of Pollar, GA., Dennis Piercy and wife Diane of Lake of Egypt, Leslie Piercy and wife Barbara of Johnston City, and Gary Piercy and wife Diana of Benton; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Millie Runells of Mattoon. Mr. Piercy was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents; for sisters, Celbra Utzler, Dorothy Redman, Annabelle Black and Helen Robinett; one brother, Elmer Piercy; and one great-grandson. For information, you may call the funeral home at 438-0311

9-7-2001
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Susie Fiser Piercy
Susie Piercy Dies at 90: Has 228 Descendants Mrs. Susie Piercy died at 9:30 pm. Tuesday at her home on RFD 2, Mt. Vernon, at the age of 90 years, eight months and one day. Mrs. Piercy leaves 228 descendants. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Friday at the Boyd Christian Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Ed Zimmerman 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 4:00 pm Thursday. Mrs. Piercy was born July 13, 1870 near Boyd, the daughter of William and Ann (Gardner) Fiser. On July 3, 1887, at Boyd, she was married to Henry J. Piercy, who preceeds her in death Oct. 5, 1948. She was also preceded in death by four sons. Survivors included one son, Walter Piercy of Mt. Vernon; eight daughters, Mrs. Ida Marlow, Mrs. Lena Carpenter and Mrs. Ada Harvey, all of Dix, Mrs. Fay Champ, Mrs. Nellie German and Mrs. Margaret Wegman, all of Woodlawn, and Mrs. May Harvey of Geneva, Ill.

Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
Great Great Grandaughter of Susie


Walter E. Piercy
Walter E. Piercy, 82, Route 5, died at 7:20 a.m. today at his home. Mr. Piercy, a retired farmer, was born in Jefferson County on September 10, 1899, the son of Henry and Susan (Fiser) Piercy. On June 24, 1918, in Mt. Vernon, he married Ora B. Elliston, who survives. In addition to his wife, Mr. Piercy is survived by five sons, Vernor R. Piercy, Sargent, Texas, Clarence E. Piercy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Leroy Piercy, Mt. Vernon, William E. Piercy, Tuscola, Robert W, Piercy, Houston, Texas; three daughters, Louise Bruce and Katherine Toney, both of Mt. Vernon, and Elsie L. Parker, Fairview Heights; six sisters, Ida Carpenter, Las Vegas, Nev., Lillie Marlow, Faye Poorman, Nellie Sheldon, all of Woodlawn, Ada Harvey, Dix and Mae Harvey, Geneva. In addition, he is survived by 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Piercy who was of the Pentecostal Faith, was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers; two sisters; one son; and one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with the Rev. Don Johnston and the Rev. Mike Van Briston officiating. Burial will follow at the Boyd Cemetery in Dix. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves ida@mvn.net
Niece of the deceased

Ruby Fern Pigg
Ruby Fern Pigg, 59, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, June 7, 1997, at Rush/Presbyterian St. Lukes in Chicago. She was born Dec. 17, 1937, in Jefferson County, Illinois. Survivors include her husband, Morris L. Pigg, of Aurora, l daughter, Patricia (Ronald) Morman, of Oswego; 3 sons: Michael (Eva) Pigg of Aurora, Thomas Pigg of Phoenix, Arizona, and Dennis Pigg of Michigan; 3 grandchildren: Shawn Williams, Thomas Pigg, Jr, and Jonathan Morman; several brothers and sisters and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and May Bell (Mather) Cooper; two sisters and one brother. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 11, at 3:00 P.M. at the Daleiden High Street Mortuary. Reverend Joseph M. Amos will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 11, from 12 noon until time of service, at the Daleiden High Street Mortuary, 276 High Street, Aurora. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. For further information please call (630) 898-8634.

Source: The Beacon News {Aurora, IL}
Date: June 11, 1997
Submitted by Cindy Ford

James E. Pilcher
James E. “Jim” Pilcher, 63, of Mt. Vernon died 2:00 a.m. Friday Jan. 20, 2006, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He worked for many years as a Meat cutter for several grocery stores in the Mt. Vernon area and worked for Flo-Gas as a driver until failing health. Mr. Pilcher was born April 26, 1942 in Fairfield, IL to Edward and Janie (Simpson) Pilcher. He married Roxie (Garrett) on December 27, 1960; She survives in Mt. Vernon. Graveside Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at East Salem Baptist Cemetery in rural Mt. Vernon. Rev. Richard McCormick will officiate. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Pilcher is survived by a son, Shawn Pilcher and wife Sandra of Mt. Vernon, IL; Three daughters, Tina and husband Bruce Simmons of Texico, IL, Kim and husband Roy Bruce of Mt. Vernon, IL, Jamie Pilcher of Mt. Vernon, IL; one brother, Lewis Pilcher and wife Shirley of Fairfield, IL; one sister, Kay and husband Eldon Paul of Mexico, MO; two granddaughters, Ashley Bruce and special friend Justin Garrison, Brittany Pilcher; three grandsons, Dustin, Corey Simmons, and Tommy Bruce; and one great granddaughter Dylan Garrison. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister Patsy Pilcher, and three brothers, Bill, Gene and Jack Pilcher. Mr. Pilcher served his country in the Army National Guard for fourteen years earning rank of Sergeant E5. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Donor’s Choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Newell Funeral Home, 2707 North Street, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 2/23/2006
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Julia Ann Pilson
Julia Pilson Of Belle Rive Dies At Age 93
Julia Ann Pilson, 93, a former resident of Belle Rive, died at 5 a.m. today in the Mt. Vernon Care Facility. Mrs. Pilson was born in Belle Rive Oct. 13, 1890, the daughter of Richard Lee and Amanda J. (Puckett) Bumpus. She married John Wesley Pilson, who died March 9, 1929. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina. Burial will follow in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Survivors include one son, Raymond Pilson of Bonnie; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pilson was a member of Hams Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Hopper Homemakers Club of Belle Rive. She was preceded in death by her parents, six sons, four brothers and three sisters.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Handwritten date on obituary - May 17, 1984.
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

Donald Ray Pilson
Saturday Oct. 30, 1976 Mt. Vernon Register News CB radio enthusiasts were busy through the early morning hours relaying a call for type O- blood for Donald Pilson. The hospital issued the call for the rare blood type, and the call was picked up and relayed by the CB'ers. Through the night the call was transfered to surrounding towns, and a total of eight donors with the rare blood type reprtedly were found. The CB blood call was launched by Jim "Medic" Hill. Monday Nov. 1, 1976 Mt. Vernon Register News Donald PILSON A Friday night collision on Route 15 at the Jefferson-Wayne county line claimed its fourth life at 11:40 a.m. Saturday when Donald R. Pilson, 22, of Bonnie, died at Good Samaritan Hospital. Pilson was one of four passengers fatally injured when their car, eastbound on Route 15, was struck by a car emerging from the county line road. The other three passengers - Charles E. Allen, 30, of Bonnie Kenneth C. Settle, 41, of Ina, and Harry L. Pierce, 38, of Belle Rive, were killed instantly. Funeral services for Donald Pilson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Ina Funeral Home, with the Rev. Loy Shaw officiating. Burial will be in South Hickory Hill cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Pilson was born March 1, 1954, in Jefferson county,the son of Raymond and Imogene (Wilson) Pilson. He is survived by his father; three brothers, Raymond Dale Pilson of Anson, Texas, George Robert Pilson of Bonnie, and Edwin Dwain Pilson of Bonnie; two sisters, Cheryl Pickett, and Donna Jean Ward both of Bonnie; and two grandmothers, Julia Pilson of Chicago and Velma Wilson of Bonnie.

Submitted by: Cindy Ford


Imogene Pilson
Imogene Pilson of Bonnie Dies At Age 32 Years Mrs. Imogene Pilson of Bonnie died at 5:30 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 32 years, three months, and 14 days. The body has been taken to the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Baptist church in Bonnie. The Rev. John Kern will officiate. Burial will be in South Hickory Hill cemetery Mrs. Pilson was born Nov. 13, 1930, at Elk Prairie township, the daughter of Herman and Velma (Beckman) Wilson She was married to Raymond Pilson who survives. Survivors include four sons Dale Pilson of Bonnie, Donald Ray, George Robert and Eddie Duane Pilson at home; two daughters, Cheryl Marie, at home and Donna Jean Ward of Mt. Vernon; five brothers, Herman Junior Wilson of Bonnie, Clyde Wilson of Mt. Vernon, Evert Glenn Wilson of Warrenville, Ill.,David Wilson of Ft. Hood, Tex., and Kenneth Wilson of Bonnie; six sisters, Mrs. Mildred Russell of Bluford, Mrs. Wanda Smith of Mt. Vernon, Barbara, Judy, Janice and Verla Wilson, all of Bonnie; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and one sister Joyce.
Mt. Vernon Register News Submitted by: Cindy Ford January 08,2001

Pilson Rites At Bonnie
Imogene Pilson Of Bonnie Died At Age 32
Funeral services for Mrs. Imogene Pilson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Baptist church in Bonnie. The Rev. John Kern will officiate. Burial will be in South Hickory Hill cemetery Mrs. Pilson, 32, of Bonnie, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today.

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

Luttie Lillian Piper
Luttie L. Piper of Woodlawn Dies; Funeral Monday
Mrs. Luttie Lillian Piper, of Woodlawn, died at 9:10 last night at the Setzekorn Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for the past six months. She was 79 years, ten months and two days of age. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p. m. at Myers Chapel and burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Woodlawn. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Piper was born December 1, 1878 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Richard and Mary (Baldridge) Eubank. She was a lifetime citizen of Jefferson county. She was married to C. A. "Doc" Piper, who preceded her in death October 13, 1940. Mrs. Piper was a member of the Woodlawn Methodist church. She is survived by three sons. Louie and Ernest of Woodlawn and Charles of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Haun of Mt. Vernon; four brothers, John and Tom Eubank of Mt. Vernon and Jesse and Robert Eubank of Woodlawn; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Submitted by: Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K.T.

Dorothy "Dottie" Mae Pool
Dorothy "Dottie" Mae Pool, 66, Woodlawn, passed away 9 p.m. June 10, 2008, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born in Freeman Spur, Ill., on Thursday, April 16, 1942, a daughter of Leonard and Christine (Null) Milazzo. She married Virgil Larry Pool on Aug. 4, 1961, in Marion. Funeral services will be 1 :30 p.m. Friday at the Woodlawn First Baptist Church with Pastor Derek Downs officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Dottie Mae is survived by her mother and stepfather, Christine "Nene" Mutchek and Jack "Poppy Jack" of Freeman Spur; husband, Vrrgil Pool of Woodlawn; daughter, Christine Marie "Chrissy" Farina and husband Gary of Aiken, S. C; sons, Larry David Pool and wife Susie of Woodlawn, ?ld Kirk Douglas Pool of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren, Anthony Joseph "Tony" Farina and wife Tasha of Aiken, S. C, April Anne Farina and fiance Christopher Bennet of Aiken, S. C, Nicholas Glenn Farina of Aiken, S. C., Angelina Mae Farina of Aiken, S. C, Matthew Craig Pool and wife Nicole of Mt. Vernon, Michael James Pool and fiancee Ashleigh Hockenberry of Mt. Vernon and Kolton Douglas Pool of Ava; two greatgrandchildren, Bailey Anne. Farina of Pool Aiken, S. C. and Anthony Joseph "Tony" Farina of Aiken, S. C; brother, Samuel "Sam" Milazzo of Freeman Spur; and several nieces and nephews. Her father preceded her in death. Dottie Mae worked for Allen Industries and Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory (later Florsheim). She was a nurse's aide at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon for 22 years, was a member of Woodlawn First Baptist Church, was involved with Vacation Bible School, Nursing Home Ministry, Drama Team Ministry and the Senior Ministry.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhomel969.com for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: June 12, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

James Martin Price
James Martin Price, son of John and Lucretia Price, was born ten miles south of Savannah, Hardin County, Tenn., March 12, 1849. Died May 30, 1909.
He passed his childhood days in his native state working on the farm in the summer and attending school at intervals through the winter. But like boys of that part of the country he grew up strong and fearless, and when the storm of war came and whirled and eddyed round him and the shock of battle was heard. It aroused his retiring soul and filled his patriotic heart with a longing to shoulder a gun and do battle for his country. Although a mere lad in age and stature he was a man in thought and action, and repeatedly offered his services to his country, but was as often rejected on account of his years. After a brave and hard struggle, and when their property had been all swept away by marauding bands of guerillas, the family moved to Richview, Ill., in March,1863. There the subject of this sketch toiled bravely on, ever keeping in his mind his country's call, and on Feb. 4, 1865, he enlisted in Company I, 154th Ill. Infantry, at the age of 15, becoming the youngest boy in the company. He did his duty as a soldier, obeyed every order with a manly courage. He was by nature retiring but cheerful, and kind to his comrades and with a cheerful smile would divide his meagre rations, share the contents of his canteen and sip coffee from the same tin cup with his fellow soldier. At the close of the war he was mustered out of the service and returned to his home in Richview, a splendid boy 16 years of age, and entered the race in life. In 1867 (1876?) he married Miss Dora Dillingham, of this city, and to them were born six children; his three sons, Walter, Earl, and Taylor, survive him. His wife died June 8, 1894. Since the mother's death, in Earl's own language, "He has been father and mother ever since we could remember." Mr. Price began to decline in health about a year ago, but he kept going till about the 20th of April, when he was confined to his room and most of the time to his bed, but his strong will rallied him several times and hopes were entertained for his ultimate recovery, but he made a brave stand in a losing fight; the Reaper had claimed him. The writer visited him a short time before his death and his greetings were as of old, but on taking his hand there was a twitching of the grasp that was unnatural; but his eyes and manner spoke cheerfulness and devoted friendship. During the last few days his suffering was intense but he bore it bravely, and turned his wan, pale face and with weary eyes looked out on the beautiful, cool shades and above the rumble of the busy world he listened to the voice of his Maker. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. C.D. Shumard, Monday, May 31 and the burial was at Bethel.

June 9, 1909
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Jerry Price * jerryprice9@comcast.net
Relationship: Great-grandson

Mollie Puffer
Puffer - Mollie Puffer, wife of Edgar D. puffer, passed away at home, 625 Dimick early today. Aged 76 years. Services will be held from the Galbreath Funeral Home 10 a.m. Monday, with REv. Roy S. Buffat officiating. Interment in County Line cemetery, near Dix. Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Mollie Puffer, 76, died at her home, 625 Dimick, early this morning after an illness of 18 months. Mrs. Puffer, born in Shelby County, was the daughter of Pete and Helen (Baltimore) Boggs. She was married to Edgar D. Puffer in 1901 and moved to Centralia 36 years ago from Dix. She was a member of the Methodist church in Dix.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Hershel and Loftus of Centralia and Harold Rollinson of Long Beach, Calif., a son by a former marriage; three daughters, and Mrs. Harold Bond of Centralia, and a step-daughter Mrs. Cecil Mendenhall of Ingalis, Kan. One daughter, Orpha Rollinson preceeded her in death. One brother, Rolla Boggs of Chicago; two sisters. Mrs. Perl Brown of Centralia and Mrs. Ray Luchsinger, of Dix; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Galbreath funeral home with Rev. Roy S. Buffat officiating. Interment will be in the County Line cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 2 p. m. Sunday.

Sub. by Paul Anderson, Tr. by K.T.


Gary E. Pugh
Gary E. Pugh, 57, of Mt. Vernon died 3:46 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 1, 2006, at St.Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt.Vernon. He worked for Vernois Stove Foundry in Mt. Vernon and later was a coal miner for Inland Steel and later for Consolidated Coal until failing health. He was a proud member of UMWA # 1545 and a former member of Eagles Club in Mt. Vernon and also a member of Little Eygpt Corvette Club. He loved his Red Corvett. Mr. Pugh was born Feb. 28, 1948 in Mt. Vernon, IL. the son of June (Pugh) Austin and she preceded him in death May 7, 1986. He was raised by his grand parents Lewis and Alice Pugh who preceded him in death. He married Cindy (Harrison) on December 19, 1970 in Mt. Vernon and have been married 35 years, and she survives in Mt.Vernon. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Rural Mt. Vernon. Mr. Pugh is survived by his wife Cindy of Mt. Vernon,; a son, Shawn Pugh and wife Vickie of Mt.Vernon, IL; Step-father, Sam Austin of Mt. Vernon.; sister, Marilyn Mellott and husband Dale of La Salle, IL.; two brothers, Orville Flowers and wife Ella of Anchorage, AL. and Allen Flowers and wife Donna of Deland, FL.; an Uncle, Sonny Pugh and wife Sharon of Akin, IL.; sister-in-law, Peggy and husband Paul Ward; brother-in-law, David E. Fletcher and wife Sharon. two grandchildren, Jimmy and Shawna Marie Pugh. Nieces and nephews; David and Jeff Fuller; Mark and Christine Flowers; Tia, Lea, Zia Flowers; Missy Short; Tony and Chris Ward; Lyle Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Alice Flowers; brother Bobby Pugh; a nephew, Donny Fuller.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted By: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

Dora Riley Purcell
Funeral services were to be held today for Mrs. S. T. Purcell, 78, who died at her home at 1308 East St. Louis street, about 8 o'clock Sunday night. Death was believed caused by complications from an intestinal condition.
Last rites were to be observed at the First Baptist church, of which Mrs. Purcell was a member, with Rev. T. H. King officiating, with a brief service at the Pleasant Hill church, eight miles north of Mt. Vernon. Burial was to be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Purcell had been in failing(?) health for some time. She had been seriously ill the prior six works, a month of which time she was a patient at ? Herrin hospital. Prior to her admission to Herrin hospital, the aged woman had undergone an eye operation at Barnes hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Puiccll had been active in church affairs until her health required that she lessen her daily activities. A native of Jefferson county, Mrs. Purcell came here with her family in 1916 from Carrie Mills and had, except for brief periods when the Purcells lived in Murphysboro, Salem, and Buckner, resided here since that time. She was the mother of W. Henson Purcell, business manager of The Daily American, and Gle-? Purcell, of the newspaper's advertising department. Also surviving are Mrs. Purcell's husband, a retired coal miner and former merchant; another son, Leon Purcell, Mt. Vernon, and three daughters, Mrs. Vernell Perry, Marion, Mrs Maurice Dorris, West Frankfort and Mrs. Jean Hostettler, Lawrenceville.

Submitted by Paul Anderson, Transcribed by K.T.



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