Clipped From Mt. Vernon Register-News
DEATHS Elva Sample Sesser Elva M. Sample, 94, of Sesser, died early today at his home. Funeral srvices will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Horace Prairie Baptist church, near Sesser, with the Rev. Robert Helms officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Brayfield Funeral Homes, Sesser, after 5 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Sample was born in Franklin county on Oct. 12, 1880, the son of William and Almina (Robinson) Sample. He was married to Martha Quillman, who preceded him in death in 1937. Survivors include two sons, Mitchell Sample and William Sample, both of Sesser; six daughters, Mrs. Dulsie Keller, Mrs. Roberta Cockrum, and Mrs. Ruby Robinson, all of Sesser, Mrs. Lucy Kraft, Gurnee, Mrs. Christina Clapp, Whittier, Calif., and Mrs. Marie Clapp, Upland, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren; and one brother, Charles M. Sample, Benton.