George F. England quietly and peacefully passed to his reward at the home of his son, Rev. William England in Girard, Ill., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1927.
Decedent was the son of Joseph and Mary Hays England. He was born June 16, 1855. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Adcock. To this happy union was born six children, namely Eddie who died in infancy; William; Mrs. Myrtle Hammond of Girard; Miss Minnie Hays of North Otter; Fred England of Carlinville; and Mrs. Cleo Gray of Palmyra.
In the year of 1876 he was converted and united with the Southern Methodist church at Union Chapel and lived a commendable Christian life, ever faithful to the Scripture's teachings as he understood them till death called him.
Uncle George, as he was commonly known, spent practically the whole of his life in this community. This fact, with his meek and cheerful disposition, won for him a host of friends.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his companion, five children as named, eight grandchildren, two brothers--Samuel and T. J. England of Girard, a host of relatives, neighbors and sympathizing friends.
Funeral services were conducted at Union Chapel, Thursday, Sept. 29th at 10 a.m. by Rev. O. W. Shields of Girard and interment in Union Chapel cemetery. Girard M. W. of A. lodge conducted the services at the grave.