Saturday, June 28, 2008
Clarence Vernon Atherton, 91, of Jackson died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Monticello House.
He was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Olmsted, Ill., son of Joseph Willis and Cordia Louise Nelson Atherton. He and Ruby Pearl Cauhorn were married May 16, 1971, in Cairo, Ill.
Atherton was a serviceman and dock worker at Harper Truck Service. He was a member of United Wesleyan Church in Jackson.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry Whaley of Cape Girardeau, James Whaley of Fruitland; three sisters, Thelma Rose of Creal Springs, Ill., Meadie Conrod of Steeleville, Ill., Margaret Smithey of Granite City, Ill.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Monday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel, with the Rev. Stan Hargis officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery.