George W. Wilson

The body of George W. Wilson 60, a former Jefferson county resident 
was found shot through the head at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the rear of 
a home where he was a border on RFD 3, Creal Springs, Ill. He had 
apparently committed suicide, according to Sherriff Lawrence Cannon 
and Deputy Virgil Yewell. Mr. Wilson had been ill since last August 
and had only recently returned from the Soldier's Home at Quincy. 
He was a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Myers Chapel in
Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Marsh Harpole will officiate an burial will be in 
the South Hickory Hill cemetery. The services will be in charge of the 
V.F.W. The body will remain at Myers Chapel,where friends may call 
after 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

Mr. Wilson, was born February 26, 1890 in Jefferson county, the son of
John and Evaline (Darnell) Wilson. He was a farmer.

Surviving are a brother, Norval Wilson, and a sister Mrs. Allie Phelps 
of Mt. Vernon.

Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
January 06,2001

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