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Obituaries and Death Notices


Yates, Bessie Ann

Age: 91

1301 W Oak in Herrin


Born: 04 Feb 1894 Crofton, KY

Died: 05 Oct 1985 Herrin

Buried: East Lawn


Mother: Anna Jane Moseley

Father: Charles Jasper Long



Married: 16 Dec 1911 Marion

Spouse: Wm Spencer Yates




Mrs Helen Locker of Clarksville, IN

Mrs Helen Poffenberger of Kettering, OH

Mrs Ruth Giffen of Centerville, OH


Mrs Doris Fuller of Centerville, OH

Mrs Margaret Jane Nelson of Dayton, OH

Mrs Jo Ann Romeo of Blairsville


Paul (deceased)




Mrs Iva Mae Proctor of FL



Other Persons:

13 grandchildren

2 grandchildren deceased


Other information

retired cook Herrin Schools



Yates, Paul W

Age: 65

903 Farris Carterville


Born: 07 May 1915 Herrin

Died: 11 Jun 1980 Herrin

Buried:  East Lawn


Mother: Bessie Long (living)

Father: Spence Yates



Married: 1937 Benton, MO

Spouse: Mary Manning (living)




Mrs Ruby Holmes of Evansville, IN

Mrs Suellen Hock of Herrin

daughter deceased


Mrs Helen Lacher of Largo, FL

Mrs Sue Poffenberger of Dayton, OH

Mrs Ruth Griffin of Dayton, OH


Mrs June Springhart of Dayton, OH

Mrs Jean Fuller of Daton, OH

Mrs JoAnn Romeo of Blairsville

Other Persons:

6 grandchildren

sister deceased


Other information

retired heavy equipment operator

Member UMWA & Operators Eng Local 318


Young, S Glenn


murdered in Herrin, IL


Born: 04 Mar 1866 near Long Island, KS

Died: 24 Jan 1925 Herrin, IL

Buried: Herrin City Cem


Mother: Eva (d bef 1925)

Father: George B Young



1st Married:

Spouse: unknown




Doris & June age 9 twins



2nd Married:

Spouse: Maude Simcox d/o Geo B & Florence




son Bobbie age 23 months




George B of Cedar Rapids, MI

Leo of Virgil, SD

Roy of Taft, CA


Paul of Medford, OR

Phil of Medford, OR



Mrs Eva Harper of Virgil, SD

Wilhelmina of Medford, CA


Other information

His father lived in Medford, OR former US Marshall

Maud's family from Patoka, IL

Glenn worked for Dept of Justice, brought in 3000 deserters during WWI


studied medicine in WI

Federal prohibition officer

Glenn was a member of the KKK


40,000 people attended his funeral



His funeral was held at the Herrin Prairie Baptist Church in Herrin. The funeral was presided over by Rev IL Lee of Herrin, Rev AM Stickney of Herrin and Rev John O Musgrave of West Frankfort.  Addresses were given by Rev JE Story of 1st Christian Church, Herrin: Rev William Carlton of Baptist Church in Marion; Rev PR Geotfelty of Methodist Church in Herrin, Rev BE Green of Herrin and various other ministers from Southern Illoinis.  Pallbearers were: Arlie O Boswell, States Attorney; Leonard Stearns, Circuit Clerk; Fred Simpson, Co Recorder; John H Smith, garage owner; Glen Fowler, Young's aid and driver and Roy Browning, contractor, all Klan members.


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