Alvin Ray Reynolds
Alvin Ray Reynolds, 78, a former employee of the Mt. Vernon State Game
Farm, died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Grove Manor Nursing Home.
Mr. Reynolds, known as Ray by his many friends throughout Jefferson
county, was one of the county's most active and loyal Republican workers
for many years.
For many years he operated a grocery store on College Avenue. For a
long time Mr. Reynolds assisted in the state's quail-raising program at
the game farm and became an expert in the care of game birds.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hughey-Pulley
Funeral Home. The Rev. Everett Lemay will officiate and burial will be
in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Hughey-Pulley
Funeral Home, where friends my call after 5:00 p.m. today.
Mr. Reynolds was born September 3, 1892 in Jefferson county, the son of
Alvis V. and Mary Ann (Taylor) Reynolds.
He was a member of the Christian church.
Survivors include six nieces, Mrs. Betty Newell of Mt. Vernon, Mrs.
Dorothy Isaacs of Roxana, Ill., Mrs. Mary Harmon of Roxana, Ill., Mrs. Fay
Keef of Panama City, Fla., Mrs. Edith Gilbert of Panama city, Fla., and
Mrs. Edith Farmer of Evansville, Ind., and three nephews, Charles
Yearwood, Walter Yearwood and John Yearwood of Mt. Vernon.
Source: Mt. Vernon Illinois Register News
Date: DOD November 15, 1970
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps