File 5
MANCHESTER CEMETERY OBITUARIES



MCPHERSON, DEAN

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 1987

Dean McPherson of White Hall died

White Hall - Dean McPherson of White Hall died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 15, at the Alton Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 14, 1918, east of White Hall, son of Roy and Alma Alred McPherson. He married Carol Wolford Dec. 28, 1963, in Houston, Mo. She survives with a brother, Manford McPherson of White Hall.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Mr. McPherson was a member of the White Hall Lions Club, White Hall Masonic Lodge No. 80, Springfield Consistory, Ansar Shrine in Springfield and Rasna Shrine in Jacksonville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial in Manchester Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Masonic services at 8:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Heart Fund.


MCCRACKEN, ROBERT

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 20 Dec 1946

Robert McCracken, 73, of Murrayville, died yesterday morning at 3:00 o'clock. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lennie Evans, of Waverly, and Mrs. Roy Shull of Murrayville; two sisters, Mrs. Everett Slarter, of Florin, Calif., and Miss Sarah Emily McCracken, of Manchester; and nine grandchildren.

The body was brought to the Wiese Funeral Home in this city, but funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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Jacksonville Journal Courier, 27 Dec 1946

Funeral services for Robert McCracken, of Murrayville, who died Thursday of last week, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Manchester Baptist church, the pastor, Rev. Clair Wagner, officiating.

Music was furnished by a quartet, who sang "Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me," "Abide With Me," and "Rock of Ages."

The pall bearers were John and Carl Brickey, Charles Travis, James McCarty, Victor McCracken and Ray Carter.

Burial was in Manchester cemetery.

Deceased was the father of Mrs. Lennie Evans, of Waverly.


COUMBES, THEODORE R.

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Murrayville - Theodore "Ted" R. Coumbes, 82, of Murrayville, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

He was born July 18, 1919, in Morgan County, the son of John and Myrtle Fanning Coumbes. He married Pauline Clinard Feb. 20, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo., and she survives in Murrayville.

He is also survived by one son, Durward (wife, Connie) of Murrayville; two daughters, Cheryl "Sherry" Orton of Washington, Ill., and Kendra Coumbes (husband, Jay Maynard) of Quincy; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Sue, in infancy; five brothers, Roy, Orvel, Edward, Don and Keith; and two sisters, Emily Spradlin and Ann Coumbes.

Mr. Coumbes was a member of Youngblood - Nortonville Baptist Church. He was a member of the Murrayville Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years. He worked for the State of Illinois as a stationary fireman and retired in 1982.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Murrayville, with burial at the Manchester Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the family meeting friends 6-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Murrayville Woodson EMI or the Central Illinois Hospice.


ANTROBUS, T. CARLYLE

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 11 Dec 1925

T. C. ANTROBUS IS TAKEN BY DEATH FRIDAY MORNING

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Former Jacksonville Young Man, Graduate of Illinois College, Passes Away in Colorado - Funeral at Manchester

Mrs. Ann Roach of this city received word today of the death of her cousin, T. Carlyle Antrobus in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thursday. He had been in failing health for a number of months and death had been expected for several of days.

Word of the young man's death will be received with deep regret by many Jacksonville people as he was well known here as well as in Manchester, his home town. He attended Illinois College here and graduated three years ago.

While in college Mr. Antrobus was active in student affairs and took much interest in athletics. He was a member of the basket ball team for several seasons and proved himself a valuable man in this line of sports.

He was well liked by students and faculty, and had many friends here who were not connected with the college.

A few years ago Mr. Antrobus was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Todd, foster daughter of the late Rev. Todd Baptist minister.

After leaving college he taught for a time in the Camp Point High school.

The decedent was the only son of Mrs F. F. Clark of Manchester. He would have been 25 of age the 21st of this month.

He is survived by his wife and baby daughter Marilyn, his mother, Mrs. F. F. Clark; his father, Rev. Edward Antrobus of Madison, Ind., one sister, Mrs. George Cooper of Manchester and other relatives.

The remains will arrive in Manchester Sunday morning accompanied by the wife and daughter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete as yet.


BRUCE, KENNETH A.

Scott County Times, Winchester, Scott, Illinois, Wednesday, April 17, 2002 Sec A Page 3

Kenneth A. Bruce, 87, of Bluffs, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at the Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.

He was born July 1, 1914 near Roodhouse, the son of Ruel A. and Maude Clinard Bruce. He married Besse E. Shandrow June 5, 1946, and she preceded him in death April 29, 1991.

He is survived by two sons, Stephen (wife, Charlene) of Huntsville, Ala., and Gerald (wife, Anita) of Kailua, Hawaii; one daughter, Phyllis (husband, Kenneth) Schaad of Griggsville; three sisters Anita Bruce of Houston, Texas, Shirley Owdom of Jacksonville, and Audrey (husband, Robert) Spencer of Springfield; two brothers Charles (wife, Betty) of Jacksonville, and Donald of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey (surviving wife, Donna of Putman); three brothers, William, Meade and Leland; and one sister Ruby Menezes.

Bruce was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Bluffs Baptist Church and the Scott County Farm Bureau. He was a World War II veteran.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Bluffs, with burial at Manchester Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Bluffs Baptist Church.


COPLEY, FLORECA H.

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 14 Nov 2002

Floreca H. Copley, 85, of Roodhouse died Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, 2002 at the White Hall Multicare Center in White Hall.

She was born Oct. 5, 1917, near Murrayville, the daughter of Verne and Estella Daniels Cooley. She married James S. Copley Sr., Sept. 25, 1937, in New London, Mo., and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Norma (husband, Dean) Mast of East Peoria, and Donna Wallis of Granite City; one son, Larry (wife, Helen) of Eldred; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom (wife, Wilma) Cooley of Jacksonville, and Dean (wife, Beverly) Cooley of Murrayville; and one sister, Dottie (husband, Robert) Hardy of Spring Texas. She was preceded in death by three sisters, and one great-grandchild.


Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Greene County Hospice. Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements.
HAWKINS, FLOYD E.

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, 29 August 2001, Sec A Page 3

Floyd E. Hawkins, 79, of Manchester, died Saturday evening, Aug. 25, 2001, at White Hall Multicare Center in White Hall.

He was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Murrayville, the son of Lester and Mabel Daniels Hawkins. He married Helen Hennel Dec. 8, 1941, and she survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Randy (Sheryl) Chapman of Sandwich, Mrs. Charles (Sheila) Williams of Jacksonville and Mrs. Dino (Marsha) Vozikis of Colona; one son, Mark (wife, Cheryl) of Manchester; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Lester, "Gene" of Hutsonville, Harold "Bud" of East Moline, Clarence of Macomb and Daniel Hawkins of Jacksonville; and two sisters, Lois Higgs of Jacksonville and Eva Laws of Manchester. He was preceded in death by one sister, Opal.

Mr. Hawkins retired in 1978 after 38 years with John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline. He was a WWII Army veteran, having served with the 608th Ordinance Base Maintenance Battalion (commonly known as the John Deere Battalion in the European Theatre)

Mr. Hawkins enjoyed gardening and puttering around the house and garage. He loved his family and assisted them in times of need. he will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor and his common-sense advice.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial at Manchester Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.


HUDSON, EDNA MAE SIMMONS

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, July 12, 2000 Sec A, Page 3

Edna Mae Hudson, 82, of South Jacksonville died peacefully at her residence Monday morning, July 3, 2000. She was born June 18, 1918 in rural Morgan County the daughter of Perry and Gertrude Alred Simmons. She married Wayne Hudson on Oct. 10, 1937 at the Murrayville Baptist Church in Murrayville and he survives.

She is also survived by one daughter, Ruth (husband, Bill) Dawson of Jacksonville; one son, Alan (wife, Barbara) Hudson of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and one sister, Helen Spencer of Littleton, Colorado. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Simmons, and two brothers, Emory (surviving wife, Alene of Jacksonville) and Ralph Simmons.

Mrs. Hudson was assistant postmaster for 24 years in Manchester, before becoming postmaster for three years. She was later employed as a licensed practical nurse with the Jacksonville Developmental Center. She was a member of the Manchester Baptist Church for over sixty years, serving as a Sunday School teacher and Treasurer. She was a co-founder of the Manchester Baptist Church Retreat and had been a 4-H leader.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at the Manchester Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Balthis and Dean Cooper officiating. Organist Carol Campbell accompanied Michelle Early as she sang "That Will Be Glory For Me". The Chosen Ones sang "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Sitting In Heavenly Places".

Pallbearers were Tom Campbell, Neal Cooper, Steven Andras, Robert Johnson, Bill Lawson and Richard Young.

Honorary pallbearers were Don Baird and Dean Thady.

Burial was at Manchester Cemetery.

W

illiamson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Manchester Baptist Church New Fellowship Hall Building Fund or Visiting Nurses of Central Illinois, Jacksonville Branch.


EAGON, WILLIAM C.

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 18 Oct 1959

Wm. C. Eagon Of Greene Co. Dies;
Funeral Tuesday

White Hall - William C. Eagon, 87-year-old retired St. Louis bank employee who lived the past 11 years at Greenfield, died Saturday night at Cedar Knoll nursing home in Greenfield.

Mr. Eagon was born at Canton, Mo. June 30, 1872. His parents were Edwin and Elizabeth Eagon. He was married to Flora Kate Thomas July 14, 1897 and she survives. There are a number of Nieces and nephews.

The body is at Dawdy funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Ollie Phillips will officiate and burial will be in Manchester cemetery.


JENKINS, MARJORIE ANN WOOD

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Roodhouse - Marjorie Ann Jenkins, 31, of Roodhouse, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

She was born April 21, 1969, in Fort Smith, Va., the daughter of Leonard E. and Carol Ann Drennan Wood. She married Joel Anthony Jenkins Jan. 9, 1991, in Virginia Beach, Va., and he survives in Westland, Mich.

She is also survived by her mother of Carrollton; four daughters, Jacqueline, Briana, Jena and Lauren, all of Roodhouse; one brother, Leonard (wife, Karen) Wood Jr. of Woodsville, N.H.; three uncles; two aunts; one great-aunt; one niece; and two nephews. She was preceded in by her father; her maternal grandparents, Paul W. and Eleanor C. Drennan, formerly of Roodhouse; and paternal grandparents.

Mrs. Jenkins loved her children.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse, with burial at Manchester Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the children.


LAKIN, JAMES H.

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Jacksonville - James H. Lakin, 91, of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy and formerly of Jacksonville, died Saturday morning, March 11, 2000, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

He was born April 5, 1908, in Manchester, the son of Frank C. and Julia F. Hodge Lakin. He married Ina Vaniter in 1928, and she preceded him in death. He later married Rita Hicks Surratt Dec. 15, 1990, in Jacksonville, and she survives.

He is also survived by one son, James J. Jr. (wife, Pat) of Marcus Hook, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Janice Lewis and Sandy Hurrelbrink, both of Springfield; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two son, Glen Leroy and Gailand; five brothers and five sisters.

Mr. Lakin was a member of the Manchester Methodist Church, a 70-year member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge 3, Ansar Shrine Temple of Springfield, Grotto, York Rite and was a past commander of the Jacksonville American Legion Post 279. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He was employed by the Jacksonville Post Office for 35 years, retiring in 1968 as the superintendent of mail.

Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Manchester Methodist Church, with burial at Manchester Cemetery. There will be no visitation, but friends are invited to the services. Memorial services will also be held 10 a.m. Friday at All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Memorials are suggested to the Adams County Paramedics through Zehender-Robinson-Stormer-Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State St. Quincy, Ill. 62301, which is in charge of arrangements.


BROWN, MARY INA WRIGHT

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, May 10, 2000, Sec. A, Page 3

Mary Ina Brown, 89, of Jacksonville, formerly of rural Murrayville, died Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2000, at Modern Care Convalescent Facility in Jacksonville, Ill.

She was born March 1, 1911, in Morgan Co., Ill., the daughter of John Penton and Susan Ethel Rea Wright.

She married Neal N. Brown, Feb. 14, 1929 in Jacksonville and he preceded her in death, Dec. 28, 1994.

She is survived by one daughter, Joann Fanning of Jacksonville; two sons, Neal R. (wife, Beverly) Brown of Roodhouse and Russ (wife, Vicki) Brown, Cape Coral, Florida; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Pauline (husband, Ed) Cox of Palo Alto, Calif.; and one half-brother, Ivan (wife, Dorothy Ann) Wright, of Manchester.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, three brothers, John Wright (surviving wife, Alice of Jacksonville), Charles and Leland Wright and one sister, Ione Wright.

She was a seamstress and member of Murrayville Homemakers' Club; owned and operated Mary's Needle Work Shop in Jacksonville for several years.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2000 at Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Murrayville with Rev. Gerald R. Phillips officiating.

Burial will be at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester.


CURTIS, HOWARD R.

Jacksonville Journal, April 13, 1982 P16 C6

Howard R. Curtis, 81, formerly of 744 Hardin, died Sunday, April 11 at Barton W. Stone Christian Homes. He was born near Ceres July 5, 1900, son of Charles and Mary Greenwood Curtis. He married Edna B. Mitchell in Jacksonville in 1923 and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Clifford Earl Curtis of Norwalk, Calif.; Eugene Curtis of Terre Haute, Ind. and Howard Curtis of St. Louis, Mo. There are six grandchildren.

Two sisters, Edna Spencer of Roodhouse and Mary Jane Blahut of Joliet, and one brother, John Curtis of Jacksonville, also survive.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, United Commercial Travelers Council 182, and Illini Lodge 4 of I.O.O.F

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He was a milkman for Producers Dairy and Prairie Farms before his retirement in 1963.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cody and Son Memorial Home. Interment will be in Manchester City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Barton W. Stone Christian Home building fund. Friends may call afternoon Tuesday at the funeral home, where family will meet friend 7 to 8:30 p.m.


MAY, MARION K. BAKER VOGELHUND

Scott County Times, Winchester, Illinois, Wednesday, May 10, 2000, Sec. A, Page 3

Marion K. Vogelhund May, 76, of White Hall, died early Tuesday morning, May 2, 2000, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

She was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Patterson, the daughter of Archie and Margaret F. Woodridge Baker. She married Harold Vogelhund in 1956, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1975. She later married Irven E. May Feb. 3, 1979, near Hillview, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1981.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. James (Berneal) Shafer, of Winchester. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Margaret Katherine Baker.

Mrs. May worked at a grocery store in Hillview for many years and later at White House Manufacturing in White Hall for several years. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

Graveside funeral services were held 10 a.m. May 4, 2000 at the Manchester Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. The Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall was in charge of arrangements.


PETERSON, JOHN J.

Jacksonville Journal Courier, Apr 1993

John J. "Pete" Peterson, 62, of Manchester died Tuesday afternoon, April 13, 1993 at his home.

He was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Scott County, the son of John Carl and Edna Stice Peterson. He married Hazel Hawkins on ? June, 1949, in Hernando, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Mary Ann Peterson; and a granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife; his mother of Roodhouse; three children, Mrs. Paul (Cindy) Fry of Manchester, Richard Peterson of Roodhouse and Tom Peterson of Manchester; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Kenneth (Clara Elizabeth) Barnett of Roodhouse and Marjorie Campbell of Jacksonville; and one brother, Allan Peterson of Waverly.

Mr. Peterson was a member of Manchester United Methodist Church, and graduated from Winchester High School in 1948. He was a retired meat Cutter at Eagle's Grocery Store in Jacksonville.

Funeral services were held at Manchester United Methodist Church, with burial at Manchester Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to his church.


MARSH, MABEL L. HAWKINS

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 11 Jan 1975

Mabel L. Marsh, age 86, resident of Florissant, Fla., died Saturday morning, Dec. 28, at the Oak Knoll Nursing Home in Ferguson, Mo.

She was born November 26, 1888, in Scott County a daughter of Ambears and Etta Davis Hawkins. She was married to Harold Marsh who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons: Harold Ellsworth Marsh of Waverly and Denzil Marsh of Florissant; five grandchildren and twelve great children.

She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and Rural Mail Carrier's Association of Roodhouse.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Wold-Airsman Funeral Home in Roodhouse at 11 a.m. Burial was in Manchester Cemetery.


HARP, WILLA JANE LEWIS

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Roodhouse - Willa Jane Harp, 75, of Roodhouse died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at St. John's Hospital.

She was born April 8, 1926, in Roodhouse, the daughter of Lee and Hattie Griffin Lewis. She married O.D. Harp in 1946 in Roodhouse; he preceded her in death in 1990.

Mrs. Harp was a member of the First Baptist Church in Roodhouse.

Survivors: a daughter, Jan (husband, Bill) Settles of Wapella; a son, Doug (wife, Brenda) Harp of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse. Burial: Manchester Cemetery.


SMITH, LEON

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 23 Jan 1987

Leon Smith, 65, of Jacksonville, formerly of Manchester, died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 14, 1987 at Passavant Hospital.

He was born April 5, 1921 in Manchester, the son of Hardin and Etta Gray Smith. He married Margie Elouise Hughes March 29, 1941 at Palmyra, Mo., and she survives in Jacksonville.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lee Spradlin of Springfield, Mrs. Albert Gracetta Benton of Winchester, Mrs. Charles Barbara Adams and Mrs. Mike Toni Self of Jacksonville; one son Hardin C. "Butch" Smith of Chestnut; three sisters, Helen Allan of Waverly, Mayola Brant and Margaret Edwards of Jacksonville.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse, with burial in Manchester Cemetery.


CRAIG, DELOS NELSON

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 2 Jan 1987

Delos Nelson Craig, 82, of College Ave., Jacksonville, died early Sunday afternoon, Dec. 28, 1986, at his home.

He was born northeast of Jacksonvile March 21, 1904, a son of Edward Nelson and Marcella Hodges Craig. He married Sarah Ruth Stewart at Jerseyville March 7, 1936 and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, James of Waverly, Richard of Washington and Michael of Jacksonville and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He attended Brown's Business College and for many years farmed in the Lynnville area. Prior to his retirement, he was an employee of School District 117.

Services were held Wednesday at the Cody and Son Memorial Home. Interment will be in Manchester Cemetery.


HEATON, HORACE

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 10 Feb 1965

Pete Heaton, 82, Former Scott Resident, Dies

Manchester - Horace (Pete) Heaton, 82, formerly of here, died at Marionville, Mo. Monday.

Mr. Heaton was a member of the Manchester Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, the former Pearl Barnes. There are three sons, H.H. Heaton, Ashgrove, Mo.; Maxwell Heaton, Memphis, Tenn. and David Heaton of Jerseyville. There are three grandchildren.

A sister, Mrs. Augusta Lashmet of Ashland, also survives.

The body was taken to the Mackey Funeral Home at Roodhouse where the family will meet friends Thursday evening.

Graveside rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Manchester cemetery.


DAY, ANGELINE GOACHER WESTROPE

Roodhouse Record, Thurs. May 11, 1933

Mrs. Douglas Day

Angeline Goacher Day, wife of Douglas Day, passed away at her home in the County Line neighborhood about seven miles northeast of Roodhouse, at four o'clock p.m., Saturday May 6, 1933, at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 10 days.

She was the daughter of Elias an Mary Goacher, born July 26, 1858, and had lived practically all her life in Greene county.

She was married to James Richard Westrope and to this union three sons were born Charles, George and Robert, all of Pekin, Ill. Mr. Westrope passed away Aug. 12, 1912.

On June 14, 1923 she was united in marriage to Douglas Day who survives her. Besides her husband and three sons she leaves four brothers, George Goacher of Jacksonville, Ill., John and Frank of Hazen, Ark., and Herman of Washington, Iowa; also thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Her parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Fifty seven years ago she was converted and became a member of the East Union Baptist church, where funeral services were held Monday morning May 9 at eleven o'clock, Elders Homer Evans and Kenneth Day of Winchester officiating. Interment was in the Manchester cemetery.


COCKRILL, ESTELLA DILTON

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 22 Dec 1972

Roodhouse - Mrs. Estella Cockrill of Manchester died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday at the White Hall hospital. Mrs. Cockrill was 77 years old.

She was born September 5, 1895 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, daughter of Frank and Eliza Scott Dilton. She married William T. Cockrill October 25, 1911 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He preceded her in death in 1967.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Fay) Clark of Manchester and Mrs. George (Helen) Powers of Quincy and one son, Frank D. Cockrill of Granite City. There are eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

A Cousin Charles B. Howard of Decatur, survives.

The deceased was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and O.E.S. of Manchester.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baptist church in Manchester with Rev. Lee Carter officiating. Interment will be in the Manchester cemetery. Remains will be taken to the church at 12 noon Saturday.

The family will meet friends from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Mackey-Daws Funeral Home at Roodhouse.


CLANTON, ANGELA GALE

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Arenzville - Angela Gale "Sunshine" Clanton, 18, of Arenzville, formerly of Jacksonville, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, near Jacksonville.

She was born Dec, 14, 1982, in Jacksonville, the daughter of John and Gina Damm Clanton.

Miss Clanton was a 2001 graduate of Jacksonville High School and was employed as a waitress at West Kottage Kafe in Jacksonville.

Survivors: mother, Gina (husband, Tom) Duncan of Arenzville; father, John (wife, Laura) Clanton of Conroe, Texas; a brother, Chad Clanton at home; grandfather, Everett Clanton of Hillview; step-grandparents, Bill and Darlene Duncan of Manchester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Burial: Manchester Cemetery.


GUNTHER, EUNICE ILENE STEWART

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Eunice Ilene Gunther, 84, of 735 E. College Ave., formerly of Waverly, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 1995, at Passavant Area Hospital.

She was born May 10, 1910, in Jacksonville, daughter of John Frederick and Sadie Pogue Stewart. She married Clarence D. Gunther April 30, 1932, in Jacksonville. He preceded her in death in 1983.

She is survived by two sisters, Sarah Ruth Craig of Jacksonville and Bessie Spradlin of Waverly; three brothers, Floyd Stewart, Prentice L. Stewart and Darrell E. Stewart, all of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent, Lyndell and Merrill Stewart; and one sister, Ann Ebrey.

Mrs. Gunther graduated from Waverly High School. She worked in the Capps cutting room and later in the linen Department at Passavant Area Hospital until retirement.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995 at 10:30 a.m. at Cody and Sons Funeral Home with burial in the Manchester Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Meredosia Rescue Squad.


LYONS, ALBERT II

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 28 Mar 1986

Funeral services were held Tuesday for Albert James Lyons II, 7, of Athens, who drowned on Dec. 15, 1985, after he slipped into the Sangamon River while playing with a friend near his home.

Authorities had searched for his body from that time until his body was discovered Saturday, March 22.

He was born Nov. 28, 1978, a son of Albert James and Janis McKean Lyons.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Janis and DaNeil Williams of Athens; his father and stepmother, Albert and Judith Lyons of Mattoon; four stepsisters, Mrs. Martin Towsley, of Springfield, Mrs. Brian Eck of Bradforton, Tasha and Tammy Lyons of Mattoon.

Other survivors are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKean of Franklin and Mrs. Mary Lyons of Waverly; stepgrandparents, Mrs. Hazel Williams of Athens and Mr. and Mrs. William Feeney of Chatham; great-grandparents, Mrs. Mamie McKean of Woodson, Junior Hayes of Franklin and Mrs. Rachel Lyons of Jacksonville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Manchester Cemetery in Manchester.

Neece Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


DANIELS, SYLVIN R.

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 3 Nov 1981

Sylvin R. (Dick) Daniels, 86, of rural Manchester was pronounced dead on arrival at White Hall Hospital Monday night, Nov. 2. He was born Feb. 4, 1895, in Oklahoma, son of R.M. and Nancy Covey Daniels. He married Nona Belle Cooley March 23, 1927, in Jacksonville and she survives.

Also surviving are a son, David of Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (Wanda L.) Clinard of Waverly; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Four brothers and four sisters preceded in death.

Daniels, a member of East Union Church, was a veteran of World War I and a retired farmer.

Services were at Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse. Burial was in Manchester Cemetery.


DANIEL, STELLA MARIE LAWSON

Jacksonville Journal Courier

White Hall - Stella Marie Daniel, 91, of White Hall, formerly of Alsey, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at White Hall Multicare Center.

She was born Nov. 25, 1909, in Scott County, the daughter of Harry and Alice Suter Lawson. She married Harold "Jack" Daniel in 1930; he preceded her in death in 1981.

Mrs. Daniel, a homemaker, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in White Hall and a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Survivors: a son, Dean (wife, Kay) Daniel of White Hall; a daughter, Viola "Tootie" (husband, Lloyd) Camp of Sterling; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sadie Evans of Bethalto.

Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall. Burial: Manchester Cemetery.


AKERS, EMMA JANE REA

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 15 April 1957

Mrs. Emma Jane Akers died Monday evening, April 8, at Cedar Knoll Nursing home in Greenfield. She had been an invalid for 11 years, ten of which she had spent in the hospital. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. Mae Gibson, of Waverly.

Mrs. Akers was born in Murrayville, Dec. 14, 1882, the daughter of James and Mary Rea. She was married Feb. 3, 1904, to John C. Akers, who died in 1933. All of their married life was spent near Manchester and Roodhouse. Surviving are three sons, Ralph of Cleveland, Ohio, Edward of Roodhouse and James A. of Winchester; four granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Mae Gibson of Waverly and one brother John Rea of Woodson.

She was a member of the Methodist church and O.E.S., both of Roodhouse.

Funeral services were held. Thursday afternoon at the Roodhouse Methodist church, Rev. W.E. Gustafson officiating. Burial was in the Manchester cemetery.


FUNK, L. C.

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 4 Jan 1946

L.C. Funk of Manchester, retired Scott County farmer and extensive landowner, died Tuesday morning at Passavant hospital, Jacksonville, at the age of 77 years.

Mr. Funk was born November 17, 1868, on a farm near Waverly, the son of the late Marion Francis and Hannah Jane Campbell Funk.

He attended Wipple Academy in Jacksonville and Illinois State Normal University. On August 10, 1892 he married Sara Margaret Clark, who died August 18, 1943. The couple had observed their 50th wedding anniversary the preceding year.

He assisted in organizing the Scott County Farm Bureau, being a charter member. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, and had served for 12 years as worshipful master, and he was a member of the Manchester Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Glenn C. and Emery M., both of Manchester, and Stanley L. of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie V. Staley, Springfield, and Mrs. George J. Ritter, Bradenton, Fla.; and four grandsons, Lt. Floyd W. Funk, in Hawaii, Cpl. Maurice C. Funk, in Germany, Douglas and Kimble Funk of Springfield.

The funeral services were held at the Manchester Methodist church Thursday afternoon, Rev. C.A. Sullivan of Jacksonville, officiating, and burial was in Manchester cemetery.


HULL, MARTHA G. ARENDELL

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Springfield - Martha G. Hull, 74, of Springfield died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000,at St. John's Hospital.

She was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Manchester, the daughter of John and Flora Ash Arendell. She married Henry E. Hull in 1945 in Manchester, he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hull retired from the new business department of Franklin Life after 33 years of service and attended Calvary Temple Church in Springfield.

Survivors: a daughter, Ruth Zimmerli of Springfield; three grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.

Services: 1 p.m. Sunday, Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, the Rev. Rich Hohimer officiating. Burial: Manchester Cemetery.


HERRON, CHARLOTTE LUCRETIA SPERRY

Jacksonville Journal Courier, 28 Jan 1955

Mrs. Charlotte Lucretia Herron, of Virden, died at 1:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, at the Tosh Nursing Home in Waverly, where she had been a patient only a short time.

She was born west of Waverly Feb. 28, 1879, the daughter of the late James and Carolyn Woods Sperry.

Surviving are her husband, Simon Herron, of Virden; three sons, Ralph of Springfield, Chester of Lawrenceville and Claude of Peoria; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Alderson of Carlinville, Mrs. Ruth Hughes, Mrs. Mabel Miller and Mrs. Clara Bender of Springfield, and Mrs. Edna Davis of Jacksonville, Fla.; and one brother, Frank Sperry, of Waverly.

Funeral services will be held at the Berry Funeral Home in Verden Friday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock.

Burial will be in the Manchester cemetery.


GUNTHER, CLARENCE D.

Jacksonville Journal Courier

Clarence D. "Slim" Gunther, 74, of Waverly died Monday morning, July 11, at his residence. He was born in Canton on April 15, 1909, son of Delmar and Lula Maddox Gunther. He married Eunice Ilene Stewart in Jacksonville April 1932 and she survives.

Also surviving are two sisters; Mrs. Ruth Harris of Atlanta, Mich. and Mrs. Alice Becker of Grandin, Mo.; two brothers, Chauncey Gunther of Atlanta, Mich., and Keith Gunther of Suncook, New Hampshire.

A brother preceded him in death.

Mr. Gunther was the owner-operator of Gunther's Garage in Jacksonville and later farmed in Waverly and ran a lawn mower repair business at his home. He retired in 1981.

Private services were held at Cody and Son Memorial Home. Burial was in Manchester City Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Larry Fearneyhough



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