Laura B. Gibson
Laura B. Gibson, 93, of Nashville and formerly of Mt. Vernon,
died 7:40 am July 28, 1995, at Washington County Hospital in
Mrs. Gibson had been a teacher at Lincoln School, and later was
a clerk at The Mammoth department store.
She was born Jan. 24, 1902, in Ashley, a daughter of Henry and
Katie Belle (Newman) Soper. She married Albert C. Gibson on
Aug. 30, 1927, in Centralia; he died Jan. 30, 1969.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home with
the Revs. Greg Alvis and Larry Bailey officiating. Burial will
be at Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 pm today at
Hughey Funeral Home.
Mr. Gibson is survived by a daughter, Sue McPherson and husband
Carl of Nashville; a grandson, Eddie McPherson and wife Debbie of
Marion; two granddaughters, Maribeth Shirley and husband Steve
of Mt. Vernon and Debbie Conrad and husband Steve of Waterloo;
seven great-grandchildren, Lindsey Mae and Christy Sue McPherson
of Marion, Jenifer, John and Joshua Shirley of Mt. Vernon and Kyle
and Laura Conrad of Waterloo; two sisters, Edith H. Marlin of
Rochester and Carrie E. McCall of Vienna; and several nieces and
Mrs. Gibson was a member of First Baptist Church and of Fidelia
Sunday School Class there, and had taught Sunday School for many
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son,
James Donald Gibson; five brothers; two sisters; and her parents.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church and will be accepted
at Hughey Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson