Mrs. Alice RANKIN of Bethel Road, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital
at the age of 91y6m23d. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Chapel
with the Rev. Carl WHITTINGTON officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. on Monday.
On November 30, 1876, in Jefferson County, she was born the daughter of D. C. and
Paralee (FISHER) YOUNGBLOOD. She married E. O. RANKIN who preceded her in death in March 1948.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters.
Survivors include a foster daughter, Mrs. Mae MASSIE of Granite City; three sisters,
Mrs. IDa HOLMAN of Phoeniz, Ariz., Mrs. Rosa BURRIS and Mrs. Jessie WYATT, both of Granite City.
She was a member of the Second Baptist Church.
(In my research I have found that her mother is Paralee Harmon.
D. C. Youngblood's parents were John Youngblood and Mary Fisher.)
Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register-News
Date: Monday, June 24, 1968
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta