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JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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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)
Date: 
Submitted by: Janet Fryar Rohlfs

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