James E. Tuttle
James E. TUTTLE of Ina died 7:15 p.m. September 30, 2003 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital 
in Mt. Vernon. He was a retired bird dog trainer and had been owner and operator of the nationally 
known Oak Grove Training Kennels. He was prominent in field trial circuits from the American South 
to Canada. 
Mr. Tuttle was the son of Claude W. and Dora C. (Herman) Tuttle. He married Alma L. (Lee) Tuttle 
May 18, 1950 in Marion; she died August 21, 2002. 

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, The Rev. Dale 
Burzynski will officiate. Burial will follow in Kirk Cemetery in Ina. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. 
Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Tuttle is survived by a son, James L. Tuttle of Ina; a daughter, Diane Payne and husband Randy 
of Wayne City; sisters Claudean Tuttle of Godfrey and Marjorie E. Boucher of Dallas, TX; and a niece, 
Susan Boucher of Dallas. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. 

Mr. Tuttle was a veteran of the U. S. Army Canine Corp and served as a trainer during World War II. 
He was baptized into the Southern Baptist Church. He was a past president of the Ruritan Club at Ina. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for 
obituary information at any time. 

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2003
Submitted by Mary

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