Obituaries, Bertha V. Coates Flare, Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois, 1926-2004

Bertha V. Flare

Bertha V. Flare, 78, of Coulterville, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 9 p.m. at Senior Manor Nursing Center in Sparta. She was a lifelong resident of Coulterville and a member of the First Baptist Church in Coulterville. She was born January 6, 1926 in Swanwick to Grover and Tillie Gass Coates.

She married Jerry Flare September 16, 1968. He preceded her in death January 18, 1979. She is survived by one niece, Rosie Lawless of Coulterville. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Benjamin Coates, one sister, May Giacomo and a dear friend, Harry Brenning.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004 at First Baptist Church in Coulterville with Rev. Kenneth Robinson officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery in Rice. Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Coulterville was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Newspaper unknown, contributed by Helen Tanner Benson (paragraphs condensed)

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Source: Pinckneyville Democrat, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, shared by Helen Tanner Benson

Marriage: Maggie Guthrie Logan and William F. Williamson, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Washington County, Illinois, 1896

Margaret “Maggie” Guthrie Logan, daughter of Reuben C. Logan and Anna Guthrie (Maxwell) Logan, was born 10 November 1877 in Franklin County, Illinois. She married William Franklin Williamson, son of Robert David Williamson and Rebecca Duncan Williamson, 31 December 1896 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, Illinois. Maggie and William were both from Rice, Illinois.

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Contributed by Sharon Purcell Wright

Obituary of “Mrs. Al Logan” — Grace Gertrude Harris Logan — 1887-1909; tombstone, Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois; marriage license, Marion County, Illinois, 1909

Allen Logan, son of Andrew Jackson Logan and Catherine Charlotte Guthrie Logan, married Grace Gertrude Harris, daughter of Charles T. Harris and Emma Mary Hartley Harris, 1 January 1909 in Centralia, Marion County, Illinois. Grace Harris Logan gave birth to a daughter, Lelia Grace Logan, 28 September 1909 “one mile west of Rice,” Illinois. (Rice is near the border between Washington and Perry counties.) Complications from childbirth took Grace’s life two days later. She was 22. Her obituary and tombstone follow.

Allen Logan married (second) DeIna Ruth Buhrman(n) 21 May 1915 in Chester, Randolph County, Illinois.

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Courtesy of James W. “Bob” Logan, The Advocate, Pinckneyville, Perry County, IL, 1909

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