Edward S. Sellers
Edward Sellers, 78
Bluford Man Dies In Car, Train Crash
Edward S. Sellers, 78, of Bluford, was killed at 4:26 p.m. yesterday
in a train-car collission at the Main street crossing of the Southern
Railway Co. in Bluford.
Mr. Sellers a retired employee of the Illinois Central Railroad, was
fatally hurt when the east bound freight train struck his south bound car.
Witnesses told officers that the signal lights were working at the crossing and
that the train whistled as it approached. Mr. Sellers was pronounced dead on arrival
at Good samaritan Hospital. L.P. Small, 60. of Route 2, Princeton, Ind., was engineer
of the train and S.S. Crooks 55, of Princeton, was the conductor.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete today. The body was taken to the Bluford Funeral Home.
Rites Saturday At Bluford For
Funeral Services for Edward James sellers will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday
at the Bluford Funeral Home with the Rev, Frank Brookman officiating. Burial will
be in Memorial Gardens at Mt. Vernon. The body will lie in state at the funeral home
where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today.
Mr. Sellers, 78, of Bluford was killed at 4:30? p.m.Wednesday in a train-car
collission at the Main Street crossing of the Southern Railway Co. in Bluford.
He was born Nov. 11, 1889, at Versailles, Ill., the son of George and Carrie (Dunn)
Sellers. On November 2, 1912, he was married to Nancy Ann Brown, who survives. He is
also survived by a son, George Edward Sellers of Philadelphia, PA., two daughters,
Mrs. Helen Nilges of Sunset Hill, Mo., and Mrs. Jacqueline Morris of Ottowa, Ill; a
brother, Willie Sellers, Jacksonville, Ill.; a sister, Miss Mildred Sellers of
Springfield, Ill..; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sellers was a member of the Catholic Church in Jacksonville.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford