JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Gary C. Border Sr., 68, of Mt. Vernon died 8:54 p.m. Nov. 18, 2004, 
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. 

He was born March 3, 1936, in Spring Garden, a son of James and 
Dollie (Williams) Border. 

Mr. Border was a Korean War veteran, serving the Marine Corps. He 
had worked for Mt. Vernon Lumber Co. He was a member of Casey 
Avenue Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1376 and 
American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon. He had also worked as a 
Mt. Vernon auxiliary police officer.

Mr. Border is survived by two sons, Gary C. Border Jr. and wife Jaleen 
of Cisne and Jimmy Border of St. Louis; two daughters, Teresa Border 
and Cathy Border; two stepsons, John Hutchcraft of Germany and Robert 
Hutchcraft of Texas; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Hutchcraft of Kentucky; 
several grandchildren; and three sisters, Jeannette McDonald of Johnstown, Pa., 
Phyles Cox of Mt. Vernon and Juanita DeYoung of Scottsdale, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Earl and 
Gerald Border; and a stepson, Dale.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Kirk Cemetery
 in Ina, with the Rev. Dan Lovin officiating. Military rites will be conducted by 
the Mt. Vernon American Legion post. There will be no visitation. Those attending 
the service are requested to meet at the cemetery.

Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge of arrangements, where you 
may call 242-0604 for more information.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 11-21-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson 

 

 

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