Samuel West, 87, a native of Enfield, Ill., but a well-known resident of Mt.Vernon and vicinity, since childhood, died at Sunday (16 Jan 1957) at his home at 435 W. Eighth st.
He was a farmer and also a railroad maintenance worker for many
years. He had been ill for the last year and seriously ill for six years.
He was a member of the General Baptist church.
The body is at the Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home and will remain there through the funeral service set for Wednesday in the short-Niehaus chapel. Burial will be in Black cemetery west
of Mt.Vernon. The officiating clergyman will be
Rev. Arthur C. Blackburn a native General Baptist Minister.
The deceased wife, Viola Walker West died in 1939.
Surviving him are seven daughters, Mrs. Dorris
Cartwright, Wadesville, Mrs. Esco Redman and Mrs. OraHust,, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. C. D.
Erwin, Chicago, Mrs. Lloyd E. Coffman, Roodhouse, Ill., Mrs. ToshTillotson, Brisco, Mo and Mrs. E. B. Burlison,
Lawrenceburg Ind; 19 grandchildren and 39 great
Mr. West's parents
were Jacob West and Pamela Duckworth West.