JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Albert Cowger (Hoot) Gibson

Albert Cowger (Hoot) Gibson, 66, of Rt. 5, Mt. Vernon, died at 1:00 am today 
at Good Samaritan Hospital.
            
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Glen Boice 
will officiate and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. The body will lie in state at 
Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 pm Friday.
            
Mr. Gibson was born April 18, 1902, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Samuel and Rado (Cowger) Gibson.  
He was married to Laura Soper Aug. 30, 1927, in Centralia. She survives.
            
Mr. Gibson was manager of the men's department of the Mammoth Department Store for 37 years 
prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Rotary and 
played Varsity Basketball for Mt. Vernon high school.
            
Survivors, besides his wife, include one daughter, Mrs. Sue McPherson, of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, 
W. Guy Gibson and Everett (Mike) Gibson, both of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Whitson, of 
Texico; and three grandchildren.
            
Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by one son, one brother, and one sister.

Source: 
Date: 1-30-1969
Submitted by; Ken Richardson



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