Lois Virginia Merriam, 78, of Mount Vernon, passed away at 10:18 P.M., Tuesday, October 20, at Mount Vernon Countryside Residential Living Center in Mount Vernon. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 24, at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Mount Vernon, with Reverend Benton Fitzjerrells, Chaplain Dan Lovin and Reverend Steve Edwards. Burial will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Friends of the Lois Virginia Merriam Family may call from 5 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, October 23, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information or to send online condolences.