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Oct 1, 1955

Wilson Henry (Pop) Mattingly, 71, Mt. Vernon, for the last 10 years associated with his wife in the operation of Friendly Cafe at 108 W. Second Street, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday (30 Sep 1955) at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.  He entered the hospital following a stroke 10 days ago.


Prior to his entrance into the restaurant business the deceased was for a number of years an employee of Mt. Vernon Milling Co.


The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home and will remain there through the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Weisinger chapel.


Rev. Harry Mattingly, a General Baptist minister of Marion, Ind. and a nephew of the deceased, will be the officiating clergyman.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Mt. Mattingly was a native of Union county, Ky., a son of Ben and Viola Mattingly.  He had resided in Mt. Vernon for the last 24 years.


The surviving wife, nee Mary Ann Nelson, and Mr. Mattingly had been married for 48 years.


Surviving, in addition to the wife, are five sons, Arthur, Morganfield, Ky., and Henry, William S., John D., and Wilson (Bill) Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Mrs. Eugene Russell, Mrs. Rudy Utley and Mrs. Raymond Hawkins, Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Roland Reynolds, Hammond, Ind; 32 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, William C. Mattingly, Uniontown, Ky and Walter Mattingly, Princeton, Ind.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers