Melvin Oathout
Melvin Oathout
Of Belle Rive Died
At Age 71

The Rev. Melvin Oathout, 71, Belle Rive, died 4:42 a.m. Nov. 14, 1990, 
at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.

The Rev. Oathout was a minister and farmer until retirement.

He was born Sept. 12, 1919, in Jefferson County, a son of Clarence and 
Zetta (Linville) Oathout.  Dec 18, 1937, in Mount Vernon, Ind., he married 
Geraldine J. Drew, who survives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren with 
Revs. Raymond Capps and Andy May officiating.  Burial will follow in Flint Cemetery 
in Belle Rive.

Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In addition to his wife, the Rev. Oathout is survived by two sons, James Oathout 
and wife, Sue of Land O’Lakes, Fla., and Lindel Oathout and wife, Gale, of Belle Rive; 
six grandchildren, Cordell, Chris, Tanya and Lindel Oathout Jr., all of Belle Rive, 
and Linda Rayburn and Rick Oathout, both of Florida; one great-granddaughter, 
Jessica Rayburn of Florida.

The Rev. Oathout was a member of Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church of Scheller and 
the Ruritan Club of Opdyke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Nov. 14, 1990
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

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