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George Earl “Tater” Hill

George Earl “Tater” Hill, 84, Mt. Vernon, died at 6:35 a.m. 
July 26, 2007, at White Oak Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon. 
He was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Woodlawn, the son of Earl and Viona Hill. 
He married Ellen Lucille Patton in 1962 in West Frankfort; she died 
Nov. 2, 2000. He worked in grocery wholesales.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Catherine 
Cemetery in Jefferson County with Randy Sells officiating. 

George is survived by a stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Lynn Yates of Mt. Vernon; 
two grandsons, Jamie Yates and wife Joni of Springfield, and Patrick Yates 
of Mt. Vernon and fiancée Michelle Smith of Wayne City; four great grandchildren, 
Emily Rae, Mary Beth Catherine, Jonathon, and Ellen Marie Yates, all of Springfield. 

His parents, wife and one step son, Jim Yates, preceded him in death. 

George served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II as a pilot. He was 
a life long member of the Moose, Elks Club, and a Life Master Bridge Players 
Association member and was of the Protestant faith. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where 
you may call 242-3348 or visit for further 
information and to send condolences.

Source: The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: July 27, 2007  
Submitted by Robert W. Loman

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