CHARLES L. LOTT, 70, LONGTIME RESIDENT HERE, DIED TUESDAY MORNING

Charles L. Lott, 70, longtime resident of this community, passed away on
Tuesday morning, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Hospital where he had been a patient since the previous Friday.

He had been in ill health the last few years and under a physician's care
much of the time.

He was widely known throughout this area, having been a farmer and livestock dealer and, in Athens earlier history, operated a Feed and Livery Stable here.

Mr. Lott was born January 29, 1883 in Menard County, the son of George and
Laura Walters Lott, and he resided in Athens and community his entire life.

He is survived by his wife, Lula; two sons, Charles Jr. of the U. S. Army and Ronald of Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Fay Wirth Jr. of Fort Worth, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Estella Olson of R. R. Cantrall; and several nieces and nephews.

His remains were removed to the Mott and Son Funeral Home, where services
will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., Ronald Florence, pastor of the Athens Christian Church, will conduct the service and burial will be made in Hall Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Source: Athens Free Press, 22 May 1953

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