JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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John Edward Yearwood

John Edward Yearwood of 2104 Richview Road died at 7:00 a.m. Monday in 
Valpariaso Niceville Hospital in Niceville, Fla., at the age of 87 years, nine 
months and 27 days. Mr. Yearwood had been visiting with Florida relatives. He 
leaves 58 descendants; three sons, six daughters, 24 grandchildren and 25 
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the 
Pulley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Farmer and the Rev. Everett Lemay 
officiating. Burial will be in New Shiloh Cemetery. The body will lie in state 
at the Pulley Funeral Home where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Mr. 
Yearwood was born Oct. 5, 1877 in Jefferson County, the son of William and Mary 
Ann (Taylor) Yearwood. On March 6, 1902, he was married to Clara Dorris who 
preceded him in death on May 2 of this year. Survivors include three sons, 
Charles, Walter and John Yearwood, all of Mt. Vernon; six daughters, Mrs. Mary 
Harmon and Mrs. Dorothy Isaacs, both of Roxana, Ill., Mrs. Edith Gilbert of 
Panama City, Fla., Mrs. Ethel Farmer of Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Betty Newell and 
Mrs. Fay Borah, both of Mt. Vernon; two half-brothers, Ray Reynolds and Albert 
Reynolds; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mr. Yearwood, a concrete 
contractor, was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America Lodge. 

Submitted by  Mary Ellen Capps
Mar 2001

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