JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Elvin V. “Buck” Phelps
Of Mt. Vernon Died
At Age 69

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Elvin V. “Buck” Phelps, 69, Mt. Vernon, was dead on arrival 11:36 p.m. 
Nov. 6, 1991, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.

Mr. Phelps worked in construction as a cement mason until retirement.

He was born March 10, 1922, in Jefferson County, a son of George and 
May (Rice) Phelps.  Sept. 12, 1945, in Morganfield, Ky., he married 
Hilda M. Brown, who survives.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Memorial Cemetery 
with the Rev. Bob Atchison officiating.  Those attending the services 
are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Phelps is survived by two daughters, 
Mrs. Joyce M. Mitchell of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Debra Ann Wright of Mobile, Ala.; 
one brother, Floyd Phelps and wife, Imogene, of Bonnie; one stepbrother, 
Wayne Dodson of Topeka, Kan.; one stepsister, Mrs. Evelyn Atkinson of Bellflower, Calif.; 
six grandchildren, Darren and Alan Mitchell, Jenny Gibson and Aaron, Jeremiah and 
Nathan Wright; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Phelps was a veteran of World War II.  He enlisted Oct. 6, 1942, and was 
discharged May 29, 1945.  He attended Wesley United Methodist Church.  He was a 
member of Cement Masons Local 331 at West Frankfort.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Elmer Dodson; two brothers, 
William and Harold Phelps; and one infant sister.






Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Nov. 6, 1991
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans


 

 

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