Elder Robert Washington Whiteside, Jr., 71, of Mt. Vernon passed away 7:10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home in Mt. Vernon. Funeral services for Elder Robert Washington Whiteside, Jr. will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Lively Stone Apostolic Church in Mt. Vernon with Elder Allen E. Rudd Sr. and Bishop Paul H. Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Woodlawn. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where you may call 618-246-0100 for further information or visit us online at www.newellfuneralhome.com.