Elbert Lee 'Tom' Black

Elbert Lee 'Tom' Black

Elbert Lee “Tom” Black, 88, of Anna, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 12:15 a.m. at his home, surrounded by members of his family.

Mr. Black was  born on Jan. 31, 1932, in Goreville, the son of Aaron C. and Johnnie Anna Thomas Black.

He married Irma L. Nicholson on Sept. 11, 1951, in Osceola, Ark. She preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 2016.

Survivors include a son, Alan Lee (Mary) Black of Cobden; five grandchildren, Davina, Trina, Heather, Sabrina, and Jared; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Roger Black and Gary Maze.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Black was preceded in death by a sister, Allethia Maze; and two brothers, Delbert Black and Gilbert Black.

Mr. Black was a timber man. For more than 30 years, he owned and operated Black Logging Company.

In accordance with his wishes, there were no public funeral services. A private interment was held at Busby Chapel Cemetery south of Goreville.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Rd., Marion, Ill. 62959.

To share a memory or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, visit www.baileyfh.com.

Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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