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Sylvia J. Nolen
1940 - 2013
Sylvia Nolen, age 73, of Harrisburg, passed away at 12:54 PM Tuesday November 19, 2013 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN.
She was born in Harrisburg on June 26, 1940 to the late Harvey & Virginia (Woodside) Gulley.
Sylvia was married to Kenneth Nolen on September 1, 1956 and he survives. She worked at the Posey Shop and Pat’s Flower Shop and was previously co-owner & operator of Bathe & Flower Shop in Harrisburg.
In addition to her husband Kenneth, she is survived by a son: Kenny and wife Connie Nolen of Harrisburg, son-in-law: Mark Thomas of Harrisburg, 4 Grandchildren: Adam Nolen and wife Hannah of Harrisburg, Kaci Nolen of Madisonville, KY, Mark Thomas and Fiancé Ashley Fortner of Evansville, IN, Nolen Thomas of Carmel, IN and 1 Great-Grandchild: Liam Nolen of Harrisburg; Brother: Don Gulley of Harrisburg and several nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, a daughter Gina Thomas, sister: Mary Lou Short and sister: Mona Faye Gulley.
Services for Sylvia were held at 11 AM, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel, in Harrisburg, Howard Stearns officiated and was assisted by Rev. Chris Winkleman. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation was held from 5-8 PM, Friday November 22, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Nellie Irene Newcomb
1917 - 2013
Nellie was born on November 15, 1917 in Harrisburg to the late W.O. and Minnie (Cullum) Hurd. On May 14, 1937 she married Wayne Newcomb and he preceded her in death, she later married Clifford Barger and he preceded her in death. She was a former activities director at Harrisburg Manor Nursing Home and was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving family members include her daughter: LaVerne Newcomb of Evansville, IN; three grandchildren: Cynthiana (Steve) Dekovessey of Evansville, IN, Wilhelmina Chargulaf of Evansville, IN, and William (Dana) Miller of Evansville, IN; five great-grandchildren: Leslie Ann (Justin) Greenly of Evansville, IN, Jessie Lynn (J.D.) Klotz of Evansville, IN, Nathan Chargulaf, Jesse Lee Chargulaf and Angelica Hunter daughter of William.
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, son-in-laws: William Earl Miller, and William Vern Miller.
Funeral services were at 1 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado. Visitation was from 11AM to 1 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
Nellie raised her hands to the heavens and said Jesus please come for me, I want to climb the stairway to heaven and sit by your side. I want to be an angel. Please come for me. Amen
Frances J. ”Bunny” Bennett
1934 - 2013
Frances J. “Bunny” Bennett, 79 of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:21 PM, Friday, November 15, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on May 17, 1934 in Hardin Co., IL. to the late Frank and Dorothy (Reiner) Humm. Frances was a bookkeeper for the Harrisburg Cap Factory for many years and was a Catholic by faith. On July 19, 1963 she married “Tommy” Bennett and he preceded her in death on October 12, 2011.
She is survived by a son: John and wife Jennifer Bennett of Carbondale and 2 grandchildren: Ian Wilson Bennett and Conner Alexander Bennett of Carbondale.
Frances was preceded in death by his parents, and husband Tommy Bennett.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Walter Baker officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 AM to 1 PM, Tuesday November 19, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel.
William A. Vaughn
William A. Vaughn, age 57, of Harrisburg, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on June 30, 1956 in Altus, OK to the late Harry and Mary (Brookbank) Vaughn. He was an office clerk for H.E. Mitchell Construction, was a member of the Harrisburg Masonic Lodge and APA and Valley Pool Assoc. William married Vickie Travelstead on August 25, 1989 and she survives.
In addition to his wife Vickie he is survived by 2 sons: Cory Vaughn and Colton Vaughn both of Harrisburg; Bro: Michael and wife Diane Vaughn of Simpson; 2 sisters: Marcha and husband Jim Smith of Chatham, IL; and Cathy and husband Steve Gilbert of Carrier Mills; Nieces and nephews: Steven Paul Gilbert, Daydra Waide, Casey Fritts, Justin Waide, Ashley Ellison, Melanie Ellison, Jamie Smith, Bridget Reynolds, and Angie Reaves; and several aunts and uncles.
William was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew: Rodney Vaughn and a great nephew: Jaimie Waide.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Monday, November 18, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Visitation was from 9 to 11 AM, Monday November 18, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel.
Reed Funeral Chapel / 503 East Sloan Street / Harrisburg, Illinois 62946