Ralph V. Carson, 88, Colchester, died today
in McDonough District Hospital.
Services will be 2
p.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist Church
Here. The Rev. William VanMeter will officiate
and burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Friends may call at Jones Mortuary anytime after
10 a.m. Tuesday and at the church Wednesday
until time of services. Memorials may be made to
the Colchester United Methodist Church or
Colchester Senior Citizens Center.
He was born Jan. 1,
1897, in Colchester, a son of George and Sarah
Smith Carson. He was a lifetime resident of the
Colchester area and was a retired farmer and
insurance agent. He was a World War I veteran
and member of Colchester United Methodist Church
and Senior Citizens.
He first married
Miriam L. Wetzel April 29, 1922. She died July
26, 1971. He then married Lola Heikes in 1972.
Surviving also are
two step-children, Junior R. Heikes of
Greenville and Twila Icenoigle of San Antonio,
Texas; seven step-grandchildren; a brother,
Zanel of Macomb, and a sister, Maude Hodges also
He was preceded in
death by three brothers, Elmer, Galen and Asa;
and three sisters, Cora Gallagher, Forest
Cordell and Gracie Carson.