Rev. Chaylen E Terrrell,
53, pastor of Mt.PleasantGeneralBaptistChurch at Bufkin
since August, 1953, and a prominent figure in South Posey county church affairs
died very suddenly at last night at his home, the Mt.Pleasant parsonage, near the church.
He was a native of Enfield, Ill., and assumed the pastorate of Mt.PleasantChurch after a successful ministry at Omaha, Ill.
Death came to the popular and capable local minister following his
participation in a revival service late night at Mt.PleasantChurch in which Rev. O. R. Fuleher,
the evangelist, brought the evening message.
Rev. Terrell had complained of pains in his chest during the day
but his apparently minor illness was attributed to indigestion.
His passing following the brief acute illness came as a district
shock to his family, parishioners and friends.
The body will remain at Short-Niehaus
Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon until Friday morning when it will be
moved to Kittinger Funeral Home in Carmi, Ill.
The funeral service will be at Saturday at Omaha, Ill., GeneralBaptistChurch. Burial will be at Enfield. Officiating ministers will be
Rev. O. R. Fuleher, Rev. Don Rister
and Rev. James Carber.
Surviving are the wife Irene Renshaw
Terrell, a 13 year old daughter, Mary L., at home; a brother, Arthur Terrell,
Mt. Vernon; a half brother, Louis Crisel, East St.
Louis, Ill; a foster brother, Herdis Terrell, E. St
Louis; a sister; Mrs. Robert Laird, St. Louis, and two half sisters, Mrs Jasper Thomas, Carmi and Mrs
Irene Lee, St. Louis.
The deceased pastor was a Mason, a member of the Masonic lodge at Omaha, Ill.
The parents of
the deceased were George Terrell and Lucinda McLain Terrell of the Enfield community.