Of Dahlgren Died
At Age 78
Raymond Wilson, 78, Dahlgren, died at 6:41 p.m. Saturday in
Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a retired farmer and worked at
the Mt. Vernon State Game Farm and for the state highway department
for several years.
Mr. Wilson was born in Jefferson County May 28, 1904, the son of
Homer H. and Effie (Wicks) Wilson. On Dec. 24, 1925, he married
Vivian Wilderman, who survives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gholson Funeral Home
in Dahlgren with the Rev. Richard McCormack officiating. Burial will follow
in Cub Cemetery near Mt. Vernon.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Murrel Eugene and
Otto G. Wilson, both of Mt. Vernon and Donald L. Wilson of Slidell La.;
three daughters, Mrs. Betty L. Gentle of Dallas, Mrs. Lois Wilkerson of Belle Rive,
and Mrs. Lila Shelton of Dahlgren; two brothers, Homer A. and Ogal Wilson, both
of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Lelah Williams of Mt. Vernon; 25 grandchildren,
and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wilson was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers,
one sister and two grandchildren.
Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Handwritten date in margin - Feb. 19, 1983.
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans