Fred Bateman Poston
Fred B. Poston
Fred Bateman Poston died at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at his home, 301 Marteny,
following an apparent heart attack. He was 57 years and 14 days old.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the First Church
of God, of which he was a member, with the Rev. William P. Siebert
officiating. Burial will be in East Hickory Hill cemetery. The body will
lie in state at the Pully-Gutzler Funeral Home where friends may call after
4:00 p.m. today. At noon, Saturday, the body will be taken to the church to
lie in state until the funeral hour.
Mr. Poston was born Nov. 20, 1905 at Valier, Ill., the son of Charles
and Emma (Pickett) Poston. He was married to Myrtle Willmore, who survives.
He is also surived by four sons, Laverne, Gale, and Larry Poston, all
of Mt. Vernon, and Ross Poston of Marlow; four daughters, Mrs. Leola
Baydeen Ward of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Martha Christine Burton of Nashville,
Tenn., Mrs. Marcella Marie Ethridge of Centralia, and Miss Esther Lucille
Poston of Carbondale; three half-brothers, Bill and Jack Poston of Mt.
Vernon, and Glen Poston of Waltonville; a sister, Mrs. Bob Mooney of
Waltonville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Smith and Mrs Bill Smith, both
of Mt. Vernon; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by hi parents, two daughters, and one son.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Steven Kent Ward