Charles H. Hutson, 65, founder of Neu Way Cleaners and owner operator of the Mt.Vernon dry cleaning firm until he sold it in
1948 to Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. Risch, died at Wednesday (25 Dec 1956) in DeaconessHospital in Evansville.
Ill for several years of emphysema, which filled his lungs with
fluid and eliminated air space, he entered the hospital yesterday morning
from his home at 228 E. Fourth street.
A resident of Mt.Vernon since boyhood, the
deceased combined tireless energy, sound business judgment and a friendly
personality to build a substantial business prior to his retirement because of
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home
and it will remain there through the funeral service set for Saturday in Weisinger
chapel. Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.
The officiating clergyman will be Rev. Temas
Taylor, minister of General Baptist church, of which the surviving wife of the
deceased is a member and which Mr. Hutson attended.
Friends may cal l at Weisinger chapel
after this evening.
The surviving wife is the former Edith Watkins, a native of Mt.Vernon community, whose marriage to Mr. Hutson took place 41 years ago this month. Also
surviving are a son, Charles Robert Hutson, Bedford, Ind; a foster son, William C. Thompson, Mt.Vernon; three grandchildren, and two sisters,
Mrs. E. E. Alderman, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Gertrude Causey,
The deceased was a native of McLeansboro,
Ill., the son of Uel H. Hutson
and Lillie EdickHutson.
He accompanied his parents to Mt.Vernon when he was nine years old.
In contrast to his vigorous life prior to his retirement, Mt.Hutson had been inactive since he sold his
cleaning firm in 1948. In 1952, he underwent surgery for the amputation
of a leg due to an arterial condition.
Prior to his entrance into the dry cleaning business in 1928, the
deceased owned and operated a grocery store at 400 E. Second street and prior to that time was a clerk in
local food stores.
His first cleaning plant was of humble origin and located in the
Brownstown section of Mt.Vernon. In 1932 he purchased the Hempfling building at 409 Main street and in the 16 year period that followed
developed the business into one of the Tri-States modern firms.
his progressive operation, he and his wife devoted long hours of hard work in
developing the Neu Way firm. A wide acquaintance and a
geniality that won him friends readily were other assets that contributed to