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Vivecca Louise Scott
1950 – 2014
Vivecca Louise Scott, 64, of Harrisburg passed away at 5:09 PM, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital after a brief illness.
Vivecca was born on July 2, 1950 in Harrisburg to the late Edward and Rosa Louise (Mayes) Scott. She was a retired Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration. She was a member of the Lincoln School Alumni Association.
Vivecca is survived by eight sisters and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Harvest Deliverance Center in Harrisburg. Pastor Ownly Williams will officiate.
Jerry U. Pry
1937 – 2014
Jerry U. Pry, age 76 of Harrisburg, passed away at 3:16 AM, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Jerry was born on Saturday, November 27, 1937 in Harrisburg, to the late Francis and Mildred (Upchurch) Pry. Jerry married Betty Watson on August 25, 1964 and she survives in Harrisburg. Jerry is a United States Army veteran, and was a member of the Coal Belt Fire Protection Association. He was also an avid Harrisburg Bulldogs and St. Louis Cardinal fan. He attended church with his wife at Land Street Church of God, and he was a follower of Christ.
Jerry is survived by his wife Betty Pry of Harrisburg; daughter, Susan Patterson and husband Steve of Galatia; and grandchildren: Brooke Milburn, Jerret Roper and fiancé Kellie Headrick, and Jayden Roper.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a sister in infancy.
Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Paul Taylor, Rev. Clayton Watson, and Rev. Brent Holloway officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Visitation was from 11- 2 PM, Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Charles John Edwards
Charles John Edwards, age 54, a resident of Anna, IL, passed away at 9:01 AM, on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Union County Hospital.
He was born on January 11, 1960, in Carbondale, to Robert and Peggy (Kerr) Edwards. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. Charles was employed at the J.R. Centre in Anna and participated in Special Olympics in bowling and race walking.
Survivors include his Parents: Robert and Peggy Edwards of Harrisburg, 2 brothers: Philip and wife Karol Edwards of Plano, TX; and Terry and wife Sheryl Edwards of Henderson, NV; his sister: Robyn and husband Greg Dowdy of Benton, KY; 5 nieces and nephews: Bryce Edwards, Lucas Edwards, Bethany and husband Alex Barry, Matthew Edwards and Emily Dowdy. Several aunts, uncles and cousins survive.
Funeral Services were held at 10 AM, Monday, October 20, 2014 at Harrisburg Church of Christ in Harrisburg. Ministers Bob Coburn and Darrell Simon officiated. Burial followed in Pell Cemetery in Massac Co. Visitation was held from 3 to 6 PM, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.
Laura Elizabeth Gillespie
1919 – 2014
Laura Elizabeth Gillespie, age 94 of Harrisburg, passed away at 10:25 AM, Monday, October 13, 2014 at Saline Care Center in Harrisburg.
Laura was born on Monday, December 29, 1919, in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late James and Florence (Stinson) Raley. She married Glenn King Gillespie on March 22, 1958 and he preceded her in death on July 2, 1995. Laura worked as a bank teller for First National Bank of Harrisburg for many years, and she was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, James Gillespie of Harrisburg; brother, Charles Raley of Texas; sister, Peggy Prosser and husband H.B., of Katy, Texas; sister, Elaine Shell of Orland Park, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Glenn, and a sister, Donna Tate.
Graveside services were held at 10 AM, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Rev. Billy Dye, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
Mary Louise Douglas Brimm
1939 - 2014
Mary Louise Douglas Brimm, age 75, of Carrier Mills, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at her residence.
Mary was born on February 22, 1939 in Harrisburg to the late J.D. and Mary (Gates) Douglas. On July 29, 1961 she married Donald W. Brimm and he survives. Mary was a former member of the Saline County Genealogical Society. Mary was an LPN and later in life she was a homemaker.
Mary is survived by her husband: Donald W. Brimm of Carrier Mills; son: Jason W. Brimm of Marion, IL; son: Joshua D. Brimm of Harrisburg; three grandchildren: Carson Nichole Brimm of Harrisburg, Abigayle “Abby” Brimm of Harrisburg, and Dalton Isaiah Brimm of Harrisburg; brother: Louie (Linda) Douglas of Harrisburg; brother: Glendall (Myrna) Douglas of Ocean Springs, MS; sister: Joann (Jerry) Vinyard of Rosiclare; sister: Carolyn (Carrol) Collins of Kentucky; sister: Peggy Hargrave of Harrisburg; brother: Stanley (Cindy) Douglas of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Barbara Nell Smith and Dorris Jean McDowell.
Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Scott Johnson officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 10 AM to 2 PM, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
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