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Obits > 1942 -A. O. Hunter

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Tampico Tornado
January 22, 1942 - Thursday


Funeral services for A. O. Hunter, 83, were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Parent funeral chapel. Rev. Kenneth Hanson of the Church of Christ, conducted the service. For the scripture reading he used Ecclesiastes 12 and for his text John 14:1-3. The subject of his message was "In My Father's House." Two hymns, "Abide With Me" and "When I Shall Fall Asleep" were sung by Mrs. Archie Yarde, accompanied by Mrs. R. F. Woods. There were many beautiful flowers.

Burial was in the Yorktown cemetery with Frank West, E. W. Ruck, Ralph Foy, Frank Carlson, John Pletsch and Henry Bower serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Hunter passed away Thursday afternoon at the East Moline hospital where he had been a patient since last April.

Alvin Orr Hunter was born at Yorktown, Ill., Jan. 17, 1858, a son of Robert and Lucinda Hunter. On June 28, 1876, he was united in marriage to Mary Cooley of Yorktown. They resided on farms in the vicinity of Yorktown and Tampico until the death of his wife on June 6, 1917. He then spent some time in Canada and California until 1929 when he returned to live with his son-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. LaDue of Prophetstown. He was a life-long member of the Yorktown Church of Christ.

Besides his wife he was preceded into the next world by a son, Fred A. Hunter on Nov. 25, 1938 at Long Beach, Calif., and a daughter, Jennie in 1904 at Yorktown. Surviving are a son, Merle D. Hunter of Compton, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Nellie LaDue of Prophetstown, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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