Lemuel P Culley, 77,
a respected native Mt. Vernon-ite and a retired
hostler of Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad by whom he was employed 35
years died at 8:45 a.m. today at his home at 709 W. Eighth street.
A complication of diseases that produced illness for the last two
years was fatal.
Since the death of his wife, Emma gill Culley,
in 1947, Mr. Culley had made his home with his son in
law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer (Turp) Bergstrome at the West Eighth street address.
The deceased was born in Mt.Vernon, a son of ElzaCulley and Nancy Bell Cully. Except for a 10
year residence in Texas he had lived his entire life in Mt.Vernon.
Mt.Culley was a member of Mt.Vernon GeneralBaptistChurch; Mt.Vernon lodge, No. 49, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, and Beulah lodge, No. 578, Free & Accepted Masons.
The body is at the Short Niehaus Funeral
Home. It will remain there through the funeral service at Saturday in the Short-Niehaus chapel. Rev. Chester Laymon,
pastor of the GeneralBaptistChurch will be the officiating minister.
Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank B. Stiker,
Evansville, and Mrs. Bergstrom, Mt.Vernon; two grandchildren, Donald and Gerald
Bergstrom, and several nieces and nephews.