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Name of Deceased: Ray O. Hale
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Apr. 25, 2000

Obit: Funeral services for Ray O. Hale, age 81 of Columbia, formerly of Vandalia, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia.  Officiating will be Father Donald Siciliano.  Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 25 at Waters Funeral Chapel.  Pallbearers will be Carroll Curry, Jack Byrnes, Rick McAfee, Mark Udelhoven, Joe Bahr and Ed Cafer.  Hononary pallbearers will be Don Langford, George Lubbers, and Curtis Schulze.  Mr. Hale died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000 at Lenoir Care Center in Columbia.  He had worked at the Pearson Clothing Store in Vandalia for many years, retiring when the store closed in the late 1980's.  He had been a lifelong Vandalia area resident since age 4.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia where he was also a member of the Holyname Society, longtime member of the Vandalia Rotary Club, life member of the Vandalia VFW Post 2173, volunteer fireman, several terms as Vandalia alderman, member of the Vandalia Country Club, the Vandalia Bowling League and Business & Professional Men's Club in Vandalia.  Mr. Hale was born on Jan. 22, 1919 in Fredericktown to Arthur C. and Stella Tripp Hale.  He was a 1937 graduate of Vandalia High School.  He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served over seven years and saw action in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.  On Oct. 23, 1948, he married Virginia Korpal in Vandalia.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1995.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Laurie Hale of O'Fallon; one daughter, Mrs. Tim (Loretta) Crane of Columbia; one brother, Charles E. Hale of Albuquerque; three grandsons, Zachary Hale and Daniel and Michael Crane; four great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, MG (R) and Mrs. Gene Korpal; and a number of nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his wife; one infant daughter, Carolyn; three brothers, Everett Hale, J. R. Hale and Wilburn P. Hale; and two sisters, Virgie Bethel and Mabel Rickard.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Harrison, Abner was born in Rockingham co, Va, 14 Oct 1808, and died in Mexico, Mo, 22 July 1877. Early an orphan, he was taken and raised by Jesse Harrison, who by his first wife had but one child, Emily. The children were nearly grown before they knew themselves other than bro and sister. Said Emily became the wife of Rev Andrew Monroe...Abner was married four times, and was the father of 12 children, eight of which number are living, and with one exception are members of the Methodist Church. Uncle Abner was a Methodist of the old type...Three loving daus and devoted sons did all they could by the kindest attention and care to soothe the rough way... - J F Monroe
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on September 5, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)

HARRISON – Abner was born in Rockingham co, Va, 14 Oct 1808, and died in Mexico, Mo, 22 July 1877. Early an orphan, he was taken and raised by Jesse Harrison, who by his first wife had but one child, Emily. The children were nearly grown before they knew themselves other than bro and sister. Said Emily became the wife of Rev Andrew Monroe … Abner was married four times, and was the father of 12 children, eight of which number are living, and with one exception are members of the Methodist Church. Uncle Abner was a Methodist of the old type … Three loving daus and devoted sons did all they could by the kindest attention and care to smoothe the rough way. – JF Monroe (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 5 Sept. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)

Name of Deceased: Homer W. Herron
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Apr. 25, 2000

Obit: Homer, W. Herron, age 84 of Thompson, died Monday, April 24, 2000 at 10:30 p.m. at the Audrain Mediacl Center.  Graveside services will be Thursday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Madison with burial to follow.  The Rev. Norman Forman will officiate.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home.  Mr. Herron was born in Leesburg on Sept. 8, 1915 to Thomas P. and Anna Duncan Herron.  On May 18, 1947, he married Mary E. Elam in Moberly.   Mr. Herron was a self employed blacksmith and welder and he had also worked at A. P. Green Refractories for a number of years.  He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II.  He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church at Thompson.  Survivors include his wife Mary Herron of the home; two sons, Tom Herron of Mexico and John Herron of Thompson; a daughter Linda Fischer of Mexico; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Moberly and Carrie Wilson, both of Moberly.  He was preceded in death by five sisters, Pansy White, Thelma McWilliams, Ruth Goalder, Eutha Anderson and Meda Mangan.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or to Hopewell Baptist Church.

Name of Deceased: Nellie Lee Beagles Hollingsworth
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Sept. 8, 1970
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Lee Hollingsworth, 79, were to be this afternoon at the Arnold funeral home. Officiating was to be the Rev. Terry Moore, assistant pastor of the First Christian Church. Music was to be provived by Mrs. John W. Weller, and pallbearers were to be Claude McFadin, Tom Talley, George Talley and Frank P. Wilfley Sr. A former resident of Mexico, Mrs. Hollingsworth died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Community Hospital in Moberly. Before entering the hospital, she had been residing at Wildwood Health Center in Madison. Born in Audrain County on Jan. 4, 1891, Mrs. Hollingsworth was the daughter of James Monroe and Grace Hinman Beagles. She was educated in the Audrain County Schools and was married to Fred E. Hollingsworth in June 1917. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Hollingsworth was a member of the Littleby Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, Fred M. Hollingsworth of Mexico; two daughters, Miss Maude Hollingsworth of Fulton and Mrs. Joe Williams of New Orleans, La. A granddaughter, Mrs. Joel J. Safer of Baton Rouge, La. and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Name of Deceased: Raymond Elmo Hoover
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Dec. 26, 1986
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Vandalia - Services for Raymond E. Hoover, 70, of Vandalia, were held today at 2 p.m. in Waters Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. Randy Mullinax officiating.  Burial was in Vandalia Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Alvin Shaw, Bob Smith, Oliver Cole, Raymond Carroll, Lloyd Maxwell and Gary Shade.  Friends called from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Mr. Hoover died Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.  He had been seriously ill since Dec. 13.  He was born June 2, 1916, in Yucatan in Callaway County , the oldest of 15 children born to Charles "Poke" and Minnie Carver Hoover.  He is survived by his wife, the former Alberta Day, to whom he was married in 1941.  They moved to Vandalia in 1944 and he was employed for 28 years by the Harbison-Walker Refractories.  Since the early 1950's he was owner-operator of Hoover Trucking in which he remained active until shortly before his death.  Others who survive are four sons, Donald R., Roger D., Charles Edward, all of Vandalia, Monte L. Hoover, Bowling Green; one daughter, Mrs. Olin (Phyllis) Fugit, Rocheport; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles, Auxvasse, Leslie and Ronald Gene, Fulton, and Bob Hoover of the state of Florida; seven sisters, Helen Lawrence and Veriadean Blackburn, Fulton, Shirley Holzhauser and Evelyn Gage, St. Charles, Mandy Madison, Alton, Ill., Vera Gilmore, Globe, Ariz., and Carolyn Sue Hoover of Arnold.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Sterling M. and Glen Wayne Hoover.  At an early age Mr. Hoover became a member of the Yucatan Baptist Church.

 

 

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