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May 10 1956

Fred Friend, 78, a retired farmer, a native of the Bufkin community and for more than 60 years a resident of Norris City, Ill. died Sunday (6 May 1956) in Eldorado, Ill. Hospital following a long illness.  Funeral and burial services were in Norris City on Tuesday.


Attending the funeral from here were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gross, the latter a sister of the deceased and Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Gross and Mrs. Lloyd Redman.


Mr. Friend is survived by his wife, Eliza; three sons, Loren, Detroit, Eugene, Texas, and Leslie, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Bruce, Norris City; three brothers, Felix and Ben, Broughton, Ill and George Mt. Vernon; three sisters, Mrs Elmer Gross, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Mary Neal, Wichita, Kans. and Mrs. Anna Lively, Carmi, Ill.,and a half brother, William Schiffer, Evansville.  The deceased's parents were Fred Friend and Mary Lane Friend.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers