Petersburg Observer, June 1, 1956

Berry Woodrum Dead; Was 93 Years Old
Berry Woodrum, a native of Kentucky but a resident of the Tallula community the past 75 years, died Thursday night, May 24 at the Tallula-Walker nursing home. Had he lived until his next birthday, he would have been ninety-four years old.

Mr. Woodrum was born Oct. 10, 1872, in Casey county, Kentucky. He was married Sept. 6, 1881 in Liberty, Kentucky, to Loubell Lowe, and the couple came to Illinois where they followed farming for many years. He and Mrs. Woodrum celebrated their seventy-fourth wedding anniversary last Sept. 6.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Irvin C. of Tallula and Deroy, of Bartonville; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie Raikes, Greenview; Mrs. Ezra Masten and Mrs. Harvey Schoneweis, Tallula; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; one half-brother Benjamin Woodrum, Tallula, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Thompson-Harms & Hurley funeral home where it remained until Sunday. Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Tallula Christian church, Rev. George Bateman officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery, Tallula.

Transcribed By: Jeanie Lowe


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