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Ancestors of Jack Ray McNichols

Generation No. 3

      4. Jesse Alex McNichols, born September 15, 1894 in Massac Co. Illinois; died November 28, 1967 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois. He was the son of 8. James W McNichols and 9. Sarah Jane Payne. He married 5. Fleecie Inez Henderson April 01, 1917 in Massac Co. Illinois.

      5. Fleecie Inez Henderson, born March 27, 1898 in Massac Co. Illinois; died October 01, 1975 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois. She was the daughter of 10. John Edward Henderson and 11. Mary Talitha Jane Still.

Notes for Jesse Alex McNichols:
Jesse Alex McNichols born Sept. 15 in New Columbia Jim and Sarah Payne McNichols and departed this life at the age of 73 years, 2 months, and 13 days.
On April 1, 1917 he was united in marrage to Fleecie Henderson and to this union were born 7 children.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, which he attended faithfully.
He was preceded in death by his parents,Mr. and Mrs. Jim McNichols; and four
brothers and one sister.
In passing he leaves his wife Fleecie, one daughter Mrs. Frieda McCoy of Metropolis; six sons, Leston, Lavern, Raymond and Wardell of Metropolis. Kenneth of Champaign, and Robert of Greenville, Kentucky; 18 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one foster sister, Mrs. Nellie Rushing of New Columbia; other relatives and friends.
Though in our hearts there's grief today, There's hope and faith that once again, We'll meet where death no more can part us, Where God and joy forever reign.
Organist for the services was Pat Lunsford with Arlie Richson, Louis Stratmeyer, Charlotte Stratmeyer and Winford Jones as singers. Aikins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with Louis Stratmeyer, Omer Green, Charlie Rushing, Ray Korte, Glen Halcomb and Edward McBride serving as pallbears.

More About Jesse Alex McNichols:
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Embolism Sllent Rhlebitis

  Notes for Fleecie Inez Henderson:
Funeral Rites Held Saturday For Mrs. McNichols, 77

Funeral services for Mrs. Fleecie McNichols, 77, of 11 D Spence Apartments, who died Oct. l at Massac Memorial Hospital, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church.
The Rev. W.V. Akins officiated. Burial was in Massac Memorial Gardens with Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McNichols is survived by one daughter,Mrs. Freida McCoy of Metropolis; six sons, Kenneth McNichols of Champaign, Leston McNichols, Lavern McNichols, Raymond McNichols, Robert McNichols and Wardell McNichols, all of Metropolis; one sister, Mrs. Florence Thompson; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons Randy McNichols, Ronnie McNichols, Durwood Eleam, Jack McNichols, Jerry Leek and William Lauderdale.
Pat Lunsford was the organist and vocalists were Wilma Akins and Winifred Jones.
The following orbituary was read at the services.
Fleecie Inez McNichols born March 27, l898 in New Columbia, Illinois to John and Talitha Jean Stills Henderson and departed this life Oct. 1, l975 at the age of 77 years 6 months and 3 days.
On April 1, l917 she was united in holy matrimony to Jesse A. McNichols. This union was blessed by God with seven children.
She was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church. A sunday school teacher and a faithful worker until the Lord called her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse A. McNichols; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Henderson; two sisters, five brothers and one great-grandson.
In passing she leaves the joys of her life, her family; one daughter, Freida McCoy; six sons; Leston, Lavern, Raymond, Robert and Wardell all of Metropolis and Kenneth of Champaign, IL. Also six daughters-in-law; one son-in-law, 20 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Florence Thompson of Metropolis; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is loved and cherished by her family.
Though in our hearts there's grief today
There's hope and faith that once again
We'll meet where death can no more part us
Where God and joy forever reign.
Organist for the services was Pat Lunsford. Singers were Wilma Akins and Winifred Jones. Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as Pallbearers: Jack McNichols, Durwood Eleam, Jerry Leek, William Lauderdale, Ronnie and Randy McNichols, her grandsons. Her granddaughters served as the flower girls.

More About Fleecie Inez Henderson:
Cause of Death: inquiry pending
Children of Jesse McNichols and Fleecie Henderson are:
  2 i.   Leston Lorene McNichols, born March 07, 1918 in Massac Co. Illinois; died June 26, 1999 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois; married Mable Josephine Davis July 14, 1937 in Charleston, Missouri.
  ii.   Lavern Minor McNichols, born March 23, 1920 in Massac Co. Illinois; died March 02, 1997 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois; married Thelma Alice Burnhan November 21, 1942.
  Notes for Lavern Minor McNichols:
OBITUARY - Metropolis Plant March 5 1997
Lavern "Tootes" McNichols, 76, of Metropolis, died Sunday, March 2, 1997 at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.
Funeral sevice wil be at Akins-Farmer Funeral Home with Rev. Harmon Furr officiating. Music will be provided by Colleen Furr and Jerry Leek.
Burial will be in Massac Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jerry Burnham, Bill Stokes, Carl McNichols, Lindolph Croft, Keith Stokes, and Ronnie McNichols.
Mr. McNichols was a teamster and U.S. Army veteran seving his country during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Thelma McNichols of Metropolis; one son Steven McNichols and wife Paula of Vienna; one daughter, Francis Ermshar of Riverside Calif.; four grandchildern, Lorri Jones of Riverside Calif., Richard Munford and wife Carolyn of Metropolis, Wayne McNichols and his wife Gail of Paducah Ky and Terry McNichols of Lafayette La; 14 great-grandchildern; one sister, Frieda McCoy of Metropolis, five brothers, Leston McNichols, Raymond McNichols, Robert McNichols and Wardell McNichols, all of Metropolis, and Kenneth McNichols of Champaign; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Fleecie Henderson McNichols.
Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Wednesday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home.

  iii.   Freda Aileen McNichols, born December 04, 1922 in Massac Co. Illinois; married Elie Thomas McCoy November 21, 1942.
  Notes for Elie Thomas McCoy:
Elie Thomas McCoy, son of Charlie and Eula Thurman McCoy, was born Sept. 13, 1918 in Tipton County, Tenn. and passed from this life July 7, 1968 at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in Carbondale ILL. at the age of 67.
He grew up around Sikeston, Mo. andcame to Metropolis in 1937. On Nov. 21 1942 he married Frieda McNichols and to this union were born two daughters: Karen and Judith.
Elie attended and becamme a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in 1950. He became a Deacon and served in this capacity for 28 years. On Jan. 15, 1978 he was made an Honory Deacon. In the spring of 1978 Elie along with Jack Landis, drove the bench mark nail to inaugurate the building of the new facilities, Lighthouse Assembly of God. Elie remained a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church till his passing.
He was precede by his parents, Charlie and Eula McCoy.
Elie is survied by his wife, Frieda; two daughters, Karen Leek and her husband Jerry, Judy Lauderdale and her husband William; two grandsons, Richard Leek and his wife Lea Ann ,Charles Leek and his wife Nancy; one granddaughter, Michelle Lauderdale, all of Metropolis; his stepmother, Dovie McCoy of Madera Calif.; two sisters, Mary Sumner of Pontiac Mich. and Helen Pyle of Calif.; two brothers, Charlie McCoy and Gene McCoy both of Madera, Calif.,; brothers-in -law, sisters-in -law, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
We cannot know what lies ahead from day to passing day,
What changes God is planning in His wise and loving way.
We cannot know the reasons why our sorrow has to be.
Why we must lose the ones we need and love especialy.
We cannot know-but we can trust, and faith can help us find Our way to those tomorrows that will bring us peace of mind.

  iv.   Raymond Jesse McNichols, born September 07, 1925 in Massac Co. Illinois; died April 13, 1997 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois; married Nellie Jodene Elkins November 21, 1946.
  Notes for Raymond Jesse McNichols:
OBITUARY-Metropolis Planet 1997

Raymond McNichols

Raymond J. McNichols, 71, of Metropolis, died Sunday, April 13, 1997 at Massac Memorial Hospital.
Mr. McNichols was a World War II veteran and attended Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 306 and Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include one daughter, Lois McCandless and husband Roger of Metropolis; three sons, Ronnie McNichols and wife Cathy and Randy McNichols and wife Kandi, all of Metropolis, and Mark Raymond McNichols of Paducah; four grandchildren, Charles McNichols, Timmy McNichols and Justin McNichols, all of Metropolis, and Shenette Smith of Mayfield, KY.; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Smith of Mayfield and Joshua McNichols of Paducah; four brothers, Leston McNichols, Robert McNichols and Wardell McNichols, all of Metropolis, and Kenneth McNichols of Champaign; one sister, Frieda McCoy of Metropolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Fleecie Henderson McNichols; one brother, Lavern "Toots" McNichols; and one grandson, Ron McNichols.
Funeral service was Wednesday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Lunsford officiating. Burial followed in Massac Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Kris McNichols, Keith McNichols, Kevin McNichols, Karl McNichols, Steve McNichols and William Lauderdale.

  v.   Kenneth Edward McNichols, born January 09, 1929; married Norma Jean Lewis July 10, 1950.
  vi.   Robert Louis McNichols, born November 01, 1931 in Massac Co. Illinois; married Jo Ann Leek June 20, 1959.
  vii.   Martin Wardell McNichols, born September 23, 1939 in Massac Co. Illinois; married Patrica Anne Penrod August 23, 1959.

      6. Edward Davis, born February 27, 1879 in Massac Co. Illinois; died August 24, 1967 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois. He was the son of 12. Moses M Davis and 13. Susan F Litton. He married 7. Henrietta Reynolds May 02, 1901.

      7. Henrietta Reynolds, born January 15, 1881 in Pope, Co, Illinois; died November 16, 1949 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois. She was the daughter of 14. Edward Reynolds and 15. Martha Ann Davison.

Notes for Edward Davis:

Edward Davis Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Ed Davis 88, of 304 E. 11th Street, was found dead of a gun shot wound early Thursday Morning August 24 at his residence, Deputy coroner, Herbert Goyert, stated that an inquest into the death would be held later this week.
Funerals services were held Saturday, 1:30 P.M. at the Miller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul E. Dann Sr. officiating. Mrs. A. B. Hankins served as organist.
Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery with Wade Riddle, Bill McDaniel, Willie Eleam, Russell McBride, Edward McBride and Chester McBride serving as pallbearers.
The following obituary was read at the service.
Edward Davis, son of the late Moses and Suzie Lytton Davis was born February 27, 1879, in Massac County Illinois. He died Thursday morning, August 24, 1967, having reached the age of 88 years, 5 months and 27 days.
In 1901, Mr. Davis was united in marriage to Miss Retta Reynolds. This union was blessed with the birth of ten children. Mr. Davis lived his entire life in Massac County, where he farmed before moving into Metropolis about 20 years ago.
He was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Metropolis and had been a member there for many years.
Those preceeding him in death besides his parents, were his wife; three infant children; and seven brothers.
He leaves to mourn his passing four daughters, May Maness, Mable McNichols, Fay McBride and Hazel Fuller, three sons Carl, Paul and Robert Davis; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, John Davis; one sister, Allie Maden; other relatives and friends.

More About Edward Davis:
Cause of Death: Acute Cardiact Pulmonary Hemorrhage Lacerated heart and lungs, gunshot in left c

  Notes for Henrietta Reynolds:

Funeral Services For Mrs. Retta Davis Held Friday At 2:00 P.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Retta Davis 67, were held Friday at 2 P.M. from the Church of God with the Rev. E. H. Harding officiating.
Casket bearers were: W. J. Mescher, Fritz Mescher, Johnny Bowlin, Sherman Gillespie, Jack Husion and Robert Dollar. Flower bearers, were Mrs. Sherman Gillespie, Mrs. Verba Hogan, Mrs. May Walter, Mrs. Smother, Mrs. Leon Speckman, Mrs. Walter Fix, Mrs. Long and Mrs. John Horntrop.
Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Retta Reynolds daughter of Ned and Martha Reynolds, was born January 15, 1882, in Pope County, Illinois and died November 16, 1949 at her home in Metropolis, being 67 years, 10 months and one day.
She was married May 2, 1901 to Ed Davis. To this union ten children were born. Three of them preceded her in death. Left to mourn her passing is her husband, Ed Davis, and seven children: Mrs. May Maness of St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Faye McBride of Metropolis; Paul Davis of New Columbia, Illinois; Carl Davis of Metropolis; Mrs. Hazel Casper of Aurora, Illinois; Mrs. Mable McNichols of Harrisburg, Illinois and Robert Davis of McNoel, Illinois.
Seventeen grandchildren: Gene, raised from childhood by Mrs. Davis, Lloyd and Charles Maness, Mrs. Evetta Rushing, Mrs. Wanda Windhorst, John McBride, John and Gilbert Casper, Lavelle Davis, Mrs. Evelyn Leek, Rheitta and Jackie McNichols, Ronnie, Donna Faye, Phyllis, Dickie and Roberta Davis.
Four great-grandchildren: Davie, Joe, James Edward and Larry Rae Maness; and Carolyn Faye Windhorst, who passed away a few days ago.
Three sons-in-laws, and three daughters-in-law. She also leaves 2 sisters; Mrs. Cora Wells and Mrs. Minnie McCurdy both of Metropolis; three brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. Davis joined the Baptist Church and was baptized in 1913 at Charleston, Missouri. She was a kind loving wife and mother and will be missed by all who knew her.

More About Henrietta Reynolds:
Cause of Death: Lobar Pneumonia, Cerebral Hemmorrhage
Children of Edward Davis and Henrietta Reynolds are:
  3 i.   Mable Josephine Davis, born March 04, 1917 in Brookport,Illinois; died November 28, 1997 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois; married Leston Lorene McNichols July 14, 1937 in Charleston, Missouri.
  ii.   Susan May Davis, born 1905; died 1984; married M D Maness.
  iii.   Martha Fay Davis, born 1905; married Fred McBride.
  iv.   Paul Davis, born October 04, 1907; died August 23, 1977; married Olie Staton.
  v.   Harry Davis, born 1910.
  vi.   Carl Davis, born November 09, 1911 in Charlestown Mo.; died November 09, 1990 in Metropolis,Massac,Illinois; married Elsie McBride.
  vii.   Hazel Davis, born 1914; died 1969; married (1) Villmin; married (2) Harry Casper.
  viii.   Robert Davis, born January 30, 1921; died December 19, 1991 in St. Louis Mo.; married Flora May Oliver.
  ix.   Infant Davis, born Unknown.
  x.   Infant Davis, born Unknown.

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