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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 
heart attack.  

(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. Thursday.

Mr. Black worked with the state highway department and was formerly employed 
at the State Game Farm and was a former maintenance man at the Armory.

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.  


Source: (photocopy)
Submitted by: Janet Fryar Rohlfs



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