JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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WILLIS RUSSELL HICKS (died December 3, 1957) 

Willis Russell Hicks, of RFD 2, Mt. Vernon, died at 8:20 this morning at Good 
Samaritan Hospital, following a lingering illness. He was 44 years, one month 
and three days of age. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the 
Pulley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bird Green will officiate and burial will be in 
Old Shiloh cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home, 
where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Hicks was born October 30, 
1913 in Mt. Vernon, the son of June and Ollie (Moyer) Hicks. On April 9, 1938 he 
was married, in St. Charles, Mo., to Maxine Daniels, who survives. He was a 
member of the Wesley Methodist Church. Besides his wife and father, he is 
survived by one son, Willis Russell, Jr.; seven daughters, Mrs. Joeann Bacon of 
Cherry Valley, Ill., Mrs. Wilma Buchanan of RFD 2, Mt. Vernon, and Betty, 
Rosemary, Hallie Mae, Marilyn and Vickie, all at home; one grandchild; five 
brothers, Lloyd, William, Harry and Kenneth, all of Mt. Vernon and Carl of 
Caseyville, Ill.; and four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Reece and Mrs. Hallie East of 
Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Virginia Bushong of Woodlawn and Mrs. Ruth Shockley of 
Maplewood, Mo. 

Submitted by: Kevin D.Bacon
Denver, Colorado 
July 3, 2002 

 
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