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Vernon R. Lee


Vernon R. LEE, 74, of 908 E. Poplar St., West Frankfort,
died at 1 a.m. today in Doctors' Hospital in Carbondale. He
had been in poor health for several years, and was a patient
at the hospital the past two days.
Mr. Lee was born in Jefferson County Jan. 26, 1895, the son
of John and Drusha MCTALLY LEE.
He lived in West Frankfort 55 years. Mr. LEE worked as an
electrician for Old Ben Coal Corp. for 20 years. He retired
in 1953.
Mr. LEE was a member of the First Christian Church of West
Frankfort, Frankfort Lodge 567 of Masons, and of World War I
Barracks 537.
Mr. LEE is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Dr.
Richard V. LEE of Carbondale; a daughter, Mrs. Sada Ruth
TITTERTON of Normal; a sister, Mrs. Anna KIRK of Ina; a
brother, Oscar of Ina; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reedy Funeral Home,
West Frankfort, with the Rev. Herbert JOHNSON officiating.
Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Source: The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois
Date: October 27, 1968
Submitted by Debbie Vietzke 

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