Betty Sue Southerd
Betty Sue Southerd, 65, of Mt. Vernon died 5:50 p.m. Aug. 20,
2005, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
She was a breakfast cook at Holiday Inn for 28 1/2 years.
Mrs. Southerd was born March 29, 1940, in Mt. Vernon to John W. and
Ethel Maude (Carpenter) Meadows. She married Gale Southerd June 1, 1978,
in Mt. Vernon; he survives.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Osborn Funeral Home in
Dix. Richard Pierce will officiate. Burial will follow at Boyd
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.
Mrs. Southerd is survived by her husband, Gale Southerd of Mt. Vernon;
a son, Billie Beckham and wife Crystal of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Sue
Cox and husband Harold of Mt. Vernon; two stepdaughters, Sharon Thomas
and husband Bob of Mt. Vernon and Carol Riggs and husband Mike of
Centralia; grandchildren Heather and Matt Arnett, Alisa Cox, Amand Thomas,
Christopher and Kristy Riggs and Blase Beckham, all of Mt. Vernon,
Cassandra and Michael Caldwell of Denver, Colorado, Phillip and Cindi Thomas
of Missouri, Michael Riggs of Centralia and Mark Riggs of Centralia;
great-grandchildren Keira Arnett of Mt. Vernon, Christopher and Shelby
Riggs of Kankakee, Sumer Riggs of Mt. Vernon, Meranda, Blyke and Kassi
Riggs, all of Mt. Vernon, and Kelsey, Amelia, and Jessica Thomas, all of
Missouri; sisters Shirley Anderson and husband Mike of Memphis, Tenn.,
Sharion Johnson and husband Jerry of Woodlawn, Ida Reeves of Mt. Vernon
and Vera Hayes and husband Rick of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and
She was preceded in deathy by her parents; a brother, John Henry
Meadows; a stepbrother, Edward Tate; and three sisters, Rita Meadows, Nancy
Meadows and Elizabeth Meadows.
Mrs. Southerd attended Ebenezer and Rome grade schools. She was of the
Memorials may be made to Relay For Life and will be received at the
funeral home at amy time.
For more information, you may contact Osborn Funeral Home at 266-7231.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ida Reeves
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