Elzie Thomas Funkhouser
E. T. Funkhouser Dies Saturday At Age 42 Years

Elzie Thomas Funkhouser died at 9:30 Saturday night at his 
home, 1005 Gilbert  street.

Mr. Funkhouser, an employe of the Auto-Lite plant here, was 
42 years four months and 28 days of age.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the 
Second Baptist church.  The Rev. Carl Whittington and the 
Rev. Sam McCoy will officiate and burial will be at Bethel 
Memorial cemetery.
The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call.  
At 1: p.m. Tuesday the body will be moved to the church to lie 
in state until the funeral hour.

Mr. Funkhouser was born June 29, 1912 in Dale, Ill., the son 
of Thomas J. and Annie Elizabeth (Lemay) Funkhouser.
On April 1, 1931 he was married to Lillian Irene Davis, who 

Mr. Funkhouser was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his father, Thomas Funkhouser 
of Mt. Vernon ; two sons, Ray and Earl, both at home; two daughters, 
Mrs. Frances Torres of Port Royal, South Carolina and Myrna, at home; 
two brothers, Ed and Stanley of Mt. Vernon; and one grandchild.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Nov 29, 1954
Submitted by Brenda Hereford and Nancy E. Davis 

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