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Oral Leon Birkhead
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1935, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 2006
Benton
Franklin County
Illinois, USA

Of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006 at the Franklin County Hospital in Benton, Illinois. Parents: Curtis R. Birkhead & Grace M. (Gifford) Birkhead, married his wife Carolyn M. York in Ewing, Illinois on March 16, 1956. She preceded him in death on October 31, 1998. Mr. Oral worked at Car Quest Auto Parts in the parts department and was a delivery driver. Funeral Service will be held at 10 A.M. Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Reverend Gary Davenport officiating. Interment New Hope Cemetery in Ina, Illinois. Visitation 5 to 8 PM Monday, April 24, 2006 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Survived by 3 Daughters; Pamela C. Owen and husband Michael of Denton, Texas Paula L. Sigg and husband Harry of Denver, Colorado Patti J. Birkhead of Batavia, Illinois, 4 Grandchildren: Amanda Rogers and husband Jeff Angela Boyer and husband Eric Sean Owen & Blane Owen; 4 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Velma Davenport of Mount Vernon, Illinois Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. His parents, his wife, 2 brothers: Franklin and Judson Birkhead and one sister: Cona Hilliard preceded him in death. Oral previously worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in the Chicago area for 34 years, was of the Baptist Faith, the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge and the Fairfield Coin Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information.  
 
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  Carolyn M. York Birkhead (1935 - 1998)
 
Burial:
Hope Cemetery
Spring Garden
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Scott McManimen
Record added: Apr 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14045013
Oral Leon Birkhead
Added by: Linda Saltzman McCall
 
Oral Leon Birkhead
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We met a few times and had wonderful discussions. I thank you for the letter you sent me giving me pertinent family history. I only wish that we could have had more family time. I hope to hear from some of your (our) family.
- d kiefer
 Added: Jun. 16, 2012
 
 
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