ALTA L. MAJOR - 86, of Walnut Nursing Home in Walnut, died late Friday evening at the manor. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Allen-Garland Funeral Home with Rev. James O. Davis, pastor of the Walnut United Methodist Church officiating, with burial in the Walnut Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A memorial has been established in her memory to the Walnut Rescue Unit.

Miss Major was born June 1, 1893 in Walnut Township, the daughter of Lewis and Margaret Millikan Major. She was a school teacher for over 20 years and worked in the Walnut stores for several years following her teaching. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary of Walnut, the Eastern Start of Walnut, and the Walnut United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one brother, Parker Major of Walnut and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Gordon of Marian, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, March 3, 1980 - Monday, pg 6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 




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