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 Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)    Herald’s Prairie Young People Wed Wednesday, White County, IL newspaper,  (Dec. 1924)

Wedding of George Mobley and Miss Helen Weasel Occurred at County Clerk’s Office

The marriage of George Mobley, son of Joe Mobley of Herald’s Prairie township and Miss Helen Weasel, daughter of Byrd Weasel, also of Herald’s Prairie township, took place in the office of County Clerk Matthew Martin Wednesday morning at 11:30 o’clock. Justice of the Peace Henry White performed the ceremony.

These young people are well and favorably known in their community and will make their home on a farm in Herald’s Prairie township.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)   George Mobley Observed 57th Birthday Sunday, White County, IL newspaper   (May 1960)

The 57th birthday of George Mobley was observed with a dinner at the Mobley home on Route 1 Sunday.

Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Bertis Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Weasel, Mrs. and Mrs. Jewell Bates and daughter and friend, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weasel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Weasel, Mr. and Mrs. George Black, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jacques, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Austin and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayman Phillips and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. George Porter and son, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Turner and family, Mrs. Susan Mobley, Mrs. Agnes Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boeger and family, Elias Downen, Reverend and Mrs. Bill Duncan and family and friends, Mrs. Nell Walker and children, Edward Mobley, Miss Marcia Walker, and Ben Conners from Carbondale, and Mr. and Mrs. Mobley.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)     Services Sunday at Powell for Mrs. Mobley, 64,  "The Norris City News"      (Aug. 12, 1971)

Funeral services for Mrs. George (Helen) Mobley, 64, a resident of the Powell community, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m., from the Powell General Baptist Church, the Revs. Sylvester Weasel, Dean Hughes, and Nomas Summers officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery, the Donald Campbell Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Mobley died unexpectedly at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at her home east of Norris City. Death was apparently due to a heart attack.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Edward, in West Virginia; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Doris) Austin, Mrs. Wayman (Freda) Phillips, and Mrs. Jane Porter, all of Norris City; a brother, Kenneth Weasel, Herald; three sisters, Mrs. Norma Chapman and Mrs. Evelyn Bates, both of New Haven, and Mrs. Nell Walker, Emma, and several grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers at the services were Johnny Porter, Bill Bishop, Garry Barton, Don Carpenter, Tom Johnson, and Stanley Hill.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)    Mobley Services Held Monday, "The Norris City News" (Nov. 22, 1978)

Services were held November 20 for George William Mobley, 75, of Norris City, who passed away at 6:42 p.m., Nov. 18 in the Carmi Township Hospital.

Mr. Mobley was born in White county May 21, 1903, the son of Joseph E. and Susan Downen Mobley, and worked in farming during his lifetime.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Weasel Mobley. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jane Porter, Mrs. Freda Phillips, and Mrs. Doris Austin, all of Norris City; one son, Edward Mobley of Freeburg; two brothers, Earl Mobley of Enfield and Leo Mobley of Shawneetown; a sister, Ethel Blake of Norris City; eleven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Billie Duncan and Rev. Dean Hughes officiated at the 2 p.m. service Monday in the Donald Campbell Funeral Chapel of Norris City. Casketbearers were Eric Austin, Gary Barton, Tom Johnson, Mark Mobley, Bill Bishop, Don Carpenter, Bruce Mobley, and Johnnie Porter. Interment was in the Powell Cemetery

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)     Joe Mobley Service Held at Plainview, "The Norris City News" (April 28, 1949)

Funeral services were held Monday for Joseph E. Mobley, 83, at the Plainview Church with Rev. J.D. Morgan officiating. Mr. Mobley died Saturday after a lingering illness.

Joseph E. Mobley was born in Emma Township, March 5, 1866, to William and Martha Mobley. On December 20, 1900 he was married to Maria Downen. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons and one daughter. They are: Earl Mobley, Enfield; George Mobley, Norris City; Leo Mobley, Junction; and Mrs. Ethel Blake, Norris City. He leaves 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one half-sister, Mrs. Eva Bowers of California.

Burial was in the Plainview Cemetery under the direction of the Turner Funeral Home.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)    Funeral Services Held Monday for Mrs. Susan Mobley, "The Norris City News" (April 23, 1964)

Mrs. Susan Mobley, 80, Norris City, died Saturday at 3:45 a.m. in the Carmi Township Hospital, where she had been a patient 3 days.

A resident at Norris City 14 days, she had spent 2 months at Wilmar Restorium prior to entering the hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Turner Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Billie Duncan of Carmi officiating. Burial was in the Plainview Cemetery, southeast of Norris City.

Mrs. Mobley was born in Gallatin county, March 14, 1884, the daughter of George and Turza Truax Downen. She was married to Joseph Mobley, who died April 23, 1949.

Surviving are three sons, George Mobley, of Norris City; Earl Mobley, of Enfield; and Leo Mobley, of Junction; one daughter, Mrs. Cyrus (Ethel) Blake, of Norris City; two brothers, Riley Downen of Phoenix, Arizona, and Elias Downen of Concord; two sisters, Mrs. Turza Black, Carmi, and Mrs. Autha Weasel, Enfield; 16 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)     Announce Marriage of Popular Couple, "Carmi Democrat-Tribune" (Oct. 2, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. George Mobley, of Norris City, Route 1, announce the marriage of their daughter, Jane, to George Porter, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Porter of Enfield, Route 2.

The wedding was in Morganfield, Ky, on Tuesday afternoon, September 23rd at 1:30. The ritual was read and the vows were made before Rev. Gilbert Robertson, pastor of the Methodist church in that city, in the presence of Mrs. Robertson and a guest in the home.

The bride wore a becoming suit of gray wool gabardine with black accessories. The groom was dressed in brown.

Jane attended grade school at Herald and received a diploma from the two years high school in that district. She was employed by a Spice and Extract company of Chicago until the middle of the past summer. She is an attractive, gracious young woman and intimate friends think that Mr. Porter made a wise choice in the selection of a wife.

George is a graduate of the Enfield High School and spent eighteen months in the American Army in the Pacific area. He was stationed on the island of Guam during most of his overseas service.

They decided against a honeymoon trip in favor of remaining at home as they had been away quite some time, and are visiting at the homes of their parents, pending future plans.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)    Mobley-Phillips Vows Exchanged Last Saturday, "The Norris City News" (Nov. 13, 1947)

Miss Freda Mobley and Mr. Waymond Phillips were married at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1, 1947, at the home of Rev. Otto Catlin, who officiated.

The attendants were the groom's uncle and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Phillips. Others who witnessed the pretty ceremony were the bride's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Porter and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson. The bride was charming in a blue wool gabardine suit; the color was a foil for her corsage of pink rosebuds. The groom was dressed in a brown business suit.

The young people are popular in their large circle of friends, and highly esteemed in their respective farming communities. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mobley and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Phillips, of Ditney Ridge.

Waymond and his wife had rooms furnished in the second house, east, on Miss Ruby Spence's farm, south of town. He is working with his father, who is township road commissioner.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)   Marcia Walker and Edward Mobley Wed, "St. Elmo Banner" (Aug. 19, 1960)

Miss Marcia Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Walker of St. Elmo, became the bride of Edward Mobley, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mobley of Norris City, in a ceremony at the St. Elmo Methodist Church at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dale Walker, brother of the bride, assisted by Rev. Charles Chadwell, pastor of the Church.

The altar was decorated with a bouquet of white gladiolus, palms and lighted candles. Lighting the candles were Elaine Walker, sister of the bride, and Gail Sorensen of Ganges, Michigan, a cousin of the bride. The girls were dressed in pink nylon organdy with full gathered bouffant skirts.

Organist was Mrs. Robert Olson, who played nuptial music before the ceremony and also accompanied Mrs. Charles Chadwell, who sang "O Perfect Love" while the young couple knelt at the altar.

The bride, who entered on the arm of her father, was beautifully dressed in princess style white lace, street length with fitted bodice, short sleeves and full bouffant skirt. She carried a white Bible on which was her bouquet. She wore a fingertip white veil with white tiara.

She was attended by Carol Van Rheeden of Buffalo, New York, a close friend, as maid of honor, and Vera Mosley of Cypress, her college roommate, as bridesmaid. The attendants wore identical orchid chiffon dresses with orchid headbands, white gloves and pink carnation bouquets.

The groom was attended by Carl Dean Hughes of Norris City and Benjamin Conner of Benton, both friends of long standing. The three men were attired in white coats and dark trousers and wore white carnation boutonnieres.

Ring bearer was David Lee Austin of Norris City, and the petite flower girl was Wilda Ruth Mosley of Cypress, a sister of the bridesmaid.

The groom's mother wore navy blue with a white carnation corsage, and the bride's mother wore light blue with a white carnation corsage.

Ushers were Alan Walker, brother of the bride and Paul Hughes of Norris city.

Following the wedding, friends and relatives gathered for a reception in the church basement. The bride's table, with it's satin cloth and white net overskirt, held the traditional three-tiered wedding cake and candles, with crystal appointments.

Serving the punch were Miss Carol Jean Buzzard, a close friend, and Miss Lynn Sorensen, of Ganges, Michigan, Marcia's cousin. Two high school friends of the bride, Miss Jackie Stephens and Miss Flossie Garrison, served the cake.

Miss Jean Bates of Norris City, a cousin of the groom, attended the gift table, and the guest book was attended by Miss Lurene Michels of Albion, a college friend.

Mr. and Mrs. Mobley left shortly after the reception on a short wedding trip, and planned to return to St. Elmo the first of next week for a visit at the Walker home. They will then visit with Mr. Mobley's parents before returning to Carbondale where both are students. Mrs. Mobley, a graduate of St. Elmo High School with the class of 1958, will receive her degree next summer, and Mr. Mobley a 1956 graduate of Norris City High School, expects to receive his master's degree a the same time.

Among those from out-of-town who were present, in addition to members of the wedding party, were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lyons and son and daughter of Carbondale, Mrs. Emma Walker and Mrs. James Cornell of Deer Creek, Mrs. Dennis Clinton and daughter, Joyce, of Virden, Mr. and Mrs. George Mobley of Norris City, Mr. and Mrs. David Scott, Sesser, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Book of Riverside, California, Mrs. Wayman Phillips and two daughters of Norris City, Mrs. George Porter and daughter and son of Norris City, Gail and Rita Austin of Norris City, Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Bates of Norris City, Mrs. Clyde Pumphrey of Clayton, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sorensen of Ganges, Michigan, and the bride's grandmother, Mrs. J.R. McMurdo, of East St. Louis.


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