Edward (Edd) Black
Edward (Edd) Black, 73, of 416 North 7th Street, was dead on arrival
at Good Samaritan Hospital yesterday. Death was due to an apparent
(Handwritten Wed. 1-26-72).
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Myers Chapel.
Burial will be in the Maple Hill cemetery at Sesser. The body will
lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Black worked with the state highway department and was formerly
employed at the State Game Farm and was a former maintenance man at
Mr. Black was born Aug. 29, 1898 in Jefferson County, the son of
Sherman and Almire (Roberts) Black. He was married to the former
Alice Benthall, who preceded him in death on June 2, 1955. He is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evalena Gilbert of Mt. Vernon and
Mrs. Rose Marie Varner of Hatfield, Ark.; one brother, Ernest Black
of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Ona Pitchford of Christopher; and two grandsons.
Submitted by: Janet Fryar Rohlfs