Hall Cherry, 82, of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17
at Jefferson Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was born October 26, 1922,
the son of Frank and Hazel (Sargent) Cherry in Mt. Vernon. He married
Anna Fay Duncan on July 9, 1939 at Morganfield, Ky., she survives. Cherry
was a retired welder and farmer and was a member and trustee of First Free
Will Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. He was also a former member of Jefferson
County Board and Little Grove School Board. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman
and a member of the Jefferson County Coon Club.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, John Cherry and wife Janice of Mt. Vernon;
and Wayne Cherry and wife Sally of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband
Al Zuniga of Deer Park, Texas; Matt Cherry and wife Kristen of Nashville, Ill.;
Bryan Cherry of Peoria; stepgrandchildren Jadie and husband Dave Thompas of Brentwood,
Tenn.,; April and husband Travis Hertenstein of Mt. Vernon; and Bryn Ealey of Chicago;
four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-laws, Virginia Cherry,
Lois Shoemaker, Nancy and husband Tom Cocagne; brothers-in-laws, Carl Heinzmann, Charles
Duncan and wife Lou, Carl Duncan and wife Kay, Norval Mick.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Neil Cherry, a sister Helen Heinzmann,
brother-in-law Kenny Shoemaker, sisters-in-laws Norma Jean Mick and Helen Quinn.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon
with Pastor David Shores officiating. Burial will follow at Old Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, 246-0100 for further
Date: May 19, 2005
Submitted by Robert W. Loman