McLeansboro Times-Leader

Obituaries

October 20, 2010

Charles A. Gholson

McLEANSBORO — Charles A. Gholson, 78, of McLeansboro, passed away at 11:26 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at McLeansboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

Mr. Gholson was retired; he had been a salesman with Olin Chemical Corp.

He was born in Broughton on April 2, 1932, a son of Randall and Georgia (Pierce) Gholson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Interment was at Blooming Grove Cemetery, with graveside rites performed by American Legion Post 106 of McLeansboro.

Survivors include two sons, Sam Gholson and wife Sandy of Blue Springs, Mo., and Sy Gholson and wife Cheryl of Paris, Mo.; daughters Lisa Hollingsworth and husband Dennis of Paris, Mo., and Ingrid Drone and husband Terry of McLeansboro; 13 grandchildren, Talia Gholson, Kelsey Velaer, Brittany and Olivia Gholson, Aaron, Brent and Terry Gholson, Michelle Hollingsworth, Ashley Morgan, Justin Whitlow, Jessica Whitlow and Leslie and Katherine Drone; one great-grandson, Kyler Whitlow; brothers Jim Gholson of Carmi and Jerry Gholson of Evansville, Ind.; and sisters Elizabeth Neal of Marion and Annette Webb of McLeansboro.

Mr. Gholson was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Blooming Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Joe and Dick Gholson; and by two sisters, Sylvia Drosdahl and Elsie Auxier.

Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro was in charge of arrangements.

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