Charles Marion Richards

Charles Marion RICHARDS, a retired farmer, died at 9:00 o’clock 
Wednesday night at his home in Bonnie.  He was 81y6m22d of age.  
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Logan 
Street Baptist Church.  The Rev. Logan FORD of McLeansboro and 
the Rev. Bird GREEN of Mt. Vernon will officiate and burial will 
be in Hams Grove Cemetery.  The body will remain at the Pulley 
Funeral Home until noon Friday, when it will be removed to the 
church to lie in state until the funeral hour.

Mr. RICHARDS was born February 1, 1872 in Mt Vernon, the son of 
William H. and Kizar (WILLIAMS) RICHARDS.  On March 20, 1900, he 
was married to Rilda BUMPUS, who survives.  Mr. RICHARDS was a 
member of the Logan Street Baptist Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons.  Henry of Texico, Allen 
of Bonnie and Delbert of Mt. Vernon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Florence HUTCHISON 
of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Veda ARNOLD of Sesser; 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence ATCHISON 
of Belle Rive and Mrs. Eva BIGHAM of Benton; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-
grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: 23 July 1953
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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