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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 a later date.

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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 will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Paul Taylor, Rev. Clayton Watson, and Rev. Brent Holloway will officiate.  Burial will follow in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11-2PM Thursday.  

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Charles John Edwards

1960 -2014

      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 will be held at 10 AM, Monday, October 20, 2014 at Harrisburg Church of Christ in Harrisburg.  Ministers Bob Coburn and Darrell Simon will officiate. Burial will follow in Pell Cemetery in Massac Co.  Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 PM, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. 

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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 will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg.  Rev. Billy Dye, Jr. will officiate.  Memorials may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church and envelopes will be available at the cemetery.  Friends are asked to gather at the cemetery.

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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 will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Scott Johnson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be 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. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery.

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