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Everett L. Ury

Everett L. Ury, 70, of Anna died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, as the result of a farming accident.
He was born July 24, 1936, in Anna, son of Everett S. And Katherine Miriam Brown Ury. He and Margaret Thomas were married Oct. 29, 1960.
He owned and operated Ury and Sons Ditching and Road Boring 45 years. He was a past member of District 37 School Board and a retired county commissioner. He reinstated and was superintendent of the draft horse show at Union County Fair. He was a member of Anna Masonic Lodge 520 AF&AM.
Survivors include his wife; a son, William Ury of Front Royal, Va.; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Today at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Masonic Lodge 520 will conduct a service at 7:30.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Albert Nyland officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.
--Source:  Brenda Neeley, 2006.


John Webster "Webb" Ury died 4 Jun 1932, at Anna City Hospital, after being kicked in the head by a mule, aged 73 years, 2 months, 12 days, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, which he joined at an early age.  He was born 22 Mar 1859, a short distance from where he lived south of Jonesboro, the son of Thomas and Leah Ury.  He was a farmer and a passionate and careful reader.  He married on 23 May 1886, Sarah J. Brown.  One child preceded him in death in infancy, Carry C. Ury died 15 Jul 1922.  He left three children, Effie Kohler, of five miles south of Jonesboro, John C. Ury and Grover H. Ury, of St. Louis; four brothers, Walter Ury, James Ury, and Sidney Ury, of Jonesboro, and Absalom W. Ury, of Anna; and five grandchildren.
--Jonesboro Gazette, 10 Jun 1932, contributed by Roger Eury.


Leah Ann Ury died 13 Feb 1912, aged 76 years, 11 months, 9 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. Her funeral was at St. John’s Church. She was born 4 Mar 1835, the daughter of Henry Cruse.  She was the last of a family of five brothers and two sisters. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
She married on 22 Sep 1854, Thomas Ury, who died 22 Jan 1878, at the age of 48 years, when their youngest child was 6 years old. They had seven sons, one of whom died in infancy, Walter H. Ury, J. Webster Ury, Warren R. Ury, who died 24 Mar 1909, James H. Ury, Absalom W. Ury, and Sidney A. Ury. She also left 24 grandchildren.
--Submitted by Roger Eury.


Sarah Jane (Brown) Ury died 1 Feb 1932, at her home south of Jonesboro, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. John's Lutheran Church, of which she was a member.  She was born 1 Sep 1856, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of Henry and Ann Brown.  She married on 23 May 1886, John Webster Ury.  They had five children, three of whom are living:  John Ury and Grover Ury, of St. Louis, and Effie Kohler, of Jonesboro.  She also left three brothers, Monroe Brown and Joseph Brown, of Jonesboro and Willard Brown, of Carbondale, Jackson County; and five grandchildren.  --Jonesboro Gazette, 05 Feb 1932, submitted by Roger Eury.


Grand Tower, IL–LAWRENCE ROY VANOVER, 80, of Grand Tower, born Feb. 17, 1925, in Wolf Lake, Ill., died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Chester, Ill.
Mr. Vanover served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II on a fireboat. He was employed by Missouri Pacific Railroad, where he retired after 33 years of service. He was a life member of American Legion Post 485, Dupo, Ill., and the VFW Post 6368, Dupo, Ill. He was a member of the Murphysboro Masonic Lodge 498 and the Ainad Temple, East St. Louis, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nercis A. and Thelma Mae, nee Hatley, Vanover; two sisters, Vivian Vanover and Jeraldine Rushing; and a brother, Louis Vanover.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby, nee Taylor, Vanover of Grand Tower, Ill., whom he married July 29, 1950, in Carterville, Ill.; two sons, Wendell (Angela) Vanover of Waterloo, Ill., and Lawrence (Katherine) Vanover Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; three granddaughters, Carissa (Eric) Young of Waterloo, Ill., Lori Vanover and Heather (Brandon) Lindley, all of Grand Tower, Ill.; two step-grandchildren, Bill (Jennifer) Thomas of Churchton, Md., and Scott (Kasumy) Thomas of Japan; and a brother, John (Hattie) Vanover of Tucson, Ariz.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 63133.
Visitation: Friends called Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Meredith Funeral Home, Grand Tower, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Meredith Funeral Home, Grand Tower, Ill., with the Rev. Oxford officiating. Interment will be in Walker Hill Cemetery, Grand Tower, Ill.
--Belleville News-Democrat, The (IL) - April 10, 2005


ANNA, ILL--JAMES MONROE VEST was killed last Friday (27 Jan 1911) by passenger train No. 24 leaving Anna.  His funeral was at the Methodist church.  He was supervisor at the hospital in Anna.  His cousin, R. W. Vest, boarded the train and James ran along side, throwing his luggage on board.  He fell under the train.  
He was born in Mulberry Grove, Ill., on 29 Nov 1849.  He married in Bond County, Illinois, Matilda Fields.  He left a widow, two daughters, and one son.
--Jonesboro Gazette, 03 Feb 1911; submitted by R. Vest.


DONGOLA, IL - BETTY JO RUSSELL VICK, 78, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at her home.
She was born Jan. 14, 1932 in Union County to William Fountain and Berta May (Burnley) Noble.
She married James Wilburn Russell on Nov. 24, 1951. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1980.
She later married Robert "Bob" Vick on June 13, 1988. He preceded her in death May 8, 2001.
She was a member of Wetaug Church of Christ and attended Dongola Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and cooked in various restaurants in the area. She also worked as a housekeeper at City Care Center in Anna. She loved to do jigsaw puzzles and play games with her spoiled grandkids.
She is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Al) Cantrell of Patton, Mo., and Mary (Dwayne) Lessar of Tamms; one granddaughter, Christy Turner of De Soto; three grandsons, Andrew (Cassandra) Lessar of Tamms, Daniel (Ashley) Poole of Dongola and Jason Fadler of Patton, Mo.; eight great-grandchildren, Michela, Myra, Emily, Christopher, Dalton, Philip, Brandelynn and Marley; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; four brothers, Earl Noble, Carl Noble, Gordon Noble and Lloyd Noble; and one sister, Lucille Brayfield.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with Ronnie Gulley and Andrew Lessar officiating. Interment will be in Anna Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010, at the funeral home.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan on April 23, 2010


Jonesboro, IL--MRS. EDNA A. VINES, 89, died at 2:05 A. M. Sunday, September 20, 2009 at her home in Jonesboro.  She was born March 18, 1920 in Makanda, (Jackson County), IL, the daughter of James Monroe and Maggie May Phillips Landis.  She married Lloyd L. Vines on April 7, 1937 in Anna.  He preceded her in death December 7, 1978.  
Edna is survived by six children:  Donald and wife, Bonnie, Vines of Cobden, IL, Virginia Adams of Jonesboro, Lloyd and wife, Cindy, Vine Jr. of Anna, IL, Jim and wife, Shirley, Vines of Anna, Joyce and husband, Barney Barnhart of Anna and Linda and husband, Gordon Hopp of Anna; three sisters:  Leota Hardway, Onida Davis, both of Anna; Anna Mane Strickland of Brusly, La; three brothers: Herschel Landis of Vienna, IL, Floyd Landis and Leonard Landis of Anna; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and many friends.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd L. Vines; a daughter, Jean Marie Vines; two grandchildren, Lisa Adams and Bryan Hopp; one brother, Carl Landis; and one sister, Gladys Yancey.  
Edna was a member of Anna First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 A. M. Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Roy Hill and the Rev. Tony Foeller officiating.
Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
--Southern Illinoisan, Monday, September 21, 2009; contributed by Sandra Pender.


SEBRING, FL--GLADYS I. VINEYARD, 87, of Sebring died Monday at Ridge Convalescent Center in Lake Wales. A native of Anna, Ill., she moved to this area four years ago from Port St. Lucie. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence H.; two daughters, Esther Brownlee and Elsie Commus, both of Sebring; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - March 19, 1992.


DUNEDIN, FL--OCTAVIA S. VOLLMER, 71, of Dunedin died Friday at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. A native of Jonesboro, Ill., she moved to this area in 1978 from Rockville, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dunedin Youth Guild, Dunedin Friends of the Library, Fine Arts Society of the Florida Gold Coast Arts Center, American Association of University Women and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clearwater.
She is survived by her husband, Robert L.; three sons, Bruce E. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and John R. and David L., both of Clearwater; a sister, Sylvia Norton of New York; and 10 grandchildren.
Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - April 14, 1996.

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