Zola E. Reynolds Sledge
Zola E. Reynolds Sledge, 97, of Mt. Vernon died 2:20 a.m.
July 28, 2005, at her home in Mt. Vernon. She was an inspector
for Mode O Day dress factory.
Mrs. Sledge was born Feb. 4, 1908, in Saline County to Andrew
and Nora (Stone) Carson. She first married James Stanley Reynolds July
23, 1927, in Saline County; he died Oct. 26, 1976. She then married
Wayman E. Sledge Nov. 6, 1986, in Mt. Vernon; he died Dec. 6, 1992.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at South Hickory Hill
Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. Ron Reynolds will officiate. Friends
may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Sledge is survived by a daughter-in-law, Jane Reynolds of
Manistee, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Virginia Cockrum and husband Eugene of
Sesser, Helen Roberson and husband Clyde of Bonnie and Doris Newell and
husband Ray of Bonnie; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six
stepgrandchildren; and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three sons, James S.
Reynolds Jr., Robert C. Reynolds and John O. Reynolds; a daughter, Barbara Reynolds;
two brothers; and a sister.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to South Hickory Hill Cemetery and will
be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O.
Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of
Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for more information.
Date: 31 Jul 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman