Herrin- Vivien Newlon, 89, of Herrin, died at 8:35 AM, Sunday, December 29, 2002 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.
Vivien was born on July 31, 1913 in Herrin to Thomas Fantier & Elizabeth (Hopper) Bailey. She married Milfred Albert Newlon on Christmas Eve 1935 in Herrin. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1976.
Mrs. Newlon was a homemaker and her family formerly owned and operated Newlon’s Grocery in the Chittyville area during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s.
She was a member of the Herrin Free Methodist Church and was the “Penny A Day” monitor.
Son & dtr in law- William & Peggy Newlon- Stones Crossing, IN
Son- David Thomas Newlon- Herrin
Grandchild- David William & wife Toni Newlon- Indianapolis, IN
Grandchild- Jennifer Newlon- Indianapolis, IN
Great Grandchildren- Austin & Amanda Newlon- Indianapolis, IN
Sister in law- Oredia Bailey- Herrin
Aunt- Johnnie Hennig- Herrin
Nephews & nieces:
Thomas Bailey- Herrin
Gary Wade- Herrin
Larry Wade- Decatur, IL
Karen Wade- California
John Wade- Herrin
Several Great Nieces & Nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and four brothers and sisters; Enis Bailey, Kenneth Bailey, Irene Wade & Louise Batts.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p. m. on Thursday, January 2, 2003 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Rev. Don Colson will officiate. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.