Name:    Gladys Marie (Thompson) Griffith

From:  The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Date:  Saturday, December 5, 1959  

Mrs. Gladys Griffith of RFD 5, McLeansboro, died Thursday night at Vickers Hospital in McLeansboro. She was 54 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at New Prospect church near McLeansboro, with the Rev. Silas Crane officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Gholson Funeral Home to the family home, where friends may call at any time.

Mrs. Griffith was born in Hamilton county on Oct. 27, 1904, the daughter of Elmer & Bertha (Thomas) Thompson.  She was married to Hallie Griffith, who survives.

Other survivors include seven sons, Robert Griffith of Morris, Ill., Adrian Griffith of Mt. Vernon, Harold Dean Griffith of McLeansboro; and Vertis, Hallie, Jr., Marvin, and Leroy at home; five daughters, Mrs. Bernadine Carter, Mrs. Bernice [sic] Horslee, and Miss Rose Griffith of McLeansboro, Mrs. Genevieve Sinks of Eldorado and Mrs. Geraldine Butts of St. Louis; three brothers, Harry, Eldon, and Herman T. Thompson, all of Danville, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Irma Hicks of McLeansboro; and 17 grandchildren.