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 Keith O'Neil "Opie" Ginn

1978 - 2018

     Keith O’Neil “Opie” Ginn, age 39, of Harrisburg, passed away at 11:49 AM, Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

     Keith was born on July 19, 1978 in Decatur, Illinois to Keith A. Ginn and Tammera Chamness.

     Keith is survived by his wife: Emily Ginn of Harrisburg; parents: Keith A. Ginn and Tammera Simmons; daughter: Mercedes Marie Ginn of Harrisburg; son: Dustin Ginn of Harrisburg; son: Kaden Ginn of Harrisburg; son: Trenton Byrd of Harrisburg; sister: Christina Sims of Mesa, Arizona; brother: Foster Turner of Harrisburg; brother: David Ginn of Iowa; step-parents: Rick Simmons and Lori Ginn.

    Keith was preceded in death by a son, John Ginn, brother, Karey Ginn and sister, Pam Ginn.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Christina Sims will officiate. Burial will follow in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Dustin Ginn and Mercedes Marie Ginn and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Steven Lynn Warren

1955 - 2018

     Steven Lynn Warren, age 62, of Harrisburg, passed away at 2:43 PM, Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
  
   
Steven was born on July 12, 1955 in Harrisburg to Ted and Cleta (Hughes) Warren.  He was a UMWA Coal Miner working and retiring from AMAX Coal Company.

     Steven is survived by a daughter, Angela Warren of Harrisburg; son, Eric Jason Warren of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Ainsley Warren of Herrin, Kayleigh Hodge of Harrisburg, Kaniyah Hodge, of  Harrisburg; great grandson, Camden Eldridge of Herrin; brother, Ted “Chub” Warren and wife Sharon of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

     Steven was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Ashley Warren, brother, Bill “Buster” Warren, and sister, Norma Warren.

     There will be no funeral services. 

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Charles J. Seagraves

1920 - 2018

     Charles J. Seagraves, age 97, of Harrisburg, passed away at 11:25 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Carrier Mills Nursing and Rehab Center.

     Charles was born on October 14, 1920 in Eldorado to the late Easton and Ethel (Ratley) Seagraves.  On September 25, 1942 he married Juanita D. Seagraves and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2015.  He was a member of the Eldorado American Legion and Mizpah General Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

     Surviving family members include his son: Gilbert Seagraves of Harrisburg; four grandchildren: Brian Seagraves of Athens, Georgia, Joshua Seagraves of St. Louis, Missouri, Brandon Seagraves of Peoria, Illinois and Jennifer Pennington of Dexter, Missouri; sister: Louise Gwaltney of Carmi, Illinois; brother: Clarence Seagraves of Metropolis, Illinois; numerous nieces and nephews.

     Charles was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Charla Sue Seagraves and six brothers and sisters.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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John Wesley “Buddy” Pool

1930 - 2018


     John Wesley “Buddy” Pool, age 87, of Harrisburg, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born on May 9, 1930 in Eldorado, Illinois, the son of the late Bob and Edith (Marler) Pool.

     Mr. Pool is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty Harrawood Pool.  He is also survived by daughters, Becky Spurlock and husband David and Janie Jackson and husband Aaron; four grandchildren: Alexis Hunziker and husband Billy, Joey Jackson and wife Katie, Amy Mings and husband Mat, and Sara Spurlock; four great grandchildren: Viviana and Gianna Rose Mings, Oliver Jackson, and Alexander Wesley Hunziker.  He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Raymond Harrawood and wife Beryl, Ron Harrawood and wife Paula, and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by two sisters: Mildred Benefield and Judy Pool.

     Mr. Pool proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1954.  For 62 years, he was in the automobile business.  He was the owner of Pool Pontiac Buick and Buddy Pool Motors.  He was a dealer for Pontiac, Buick, Rambler, AMC, Chevrolet, and Jeep, and sold new and used vehicles. He was a member of the McKinley Avenue Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years.  He will be remembered as a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

     Interment was at Lindale Cemetery where a private graveside service was held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 with the Rev. Ron Reed officiating.  

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Myrna Gail Fife

1930 - 2018

     Myrna Gail Fife, age 87, a resident of Harrisburg passed away at 1:25 PM Thursday April 12, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care.

     Myrna was born on October 27, 1930 to Harlon "Cigar" and Juanita (Hart) Seats. On May 21, 1954 she married the love of her life, Thomas Wilburn  Fife, and they shared 53 years until his death in 2007.

     Myrna was a loving Christian woman and a faithful member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church for 64 years. For several years she taught a young women's Sunday School Class and remained in touch with "her girls" throughout the years. Myrna and husband Tom taught a couples Sunday School Class for 20 years and were presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the church.

     Myrna was an active member of the Homebound Committee and had a heart for missions. She loved baking pecan pies for family and neighbors and embroidered countless quilts she gave as gifts.

     Myrna is survived by two sons: Steven of Evansville  and Michael of  Noble, IL; two granddaughters: Courtney (Ben) McNett and Maggie (Adam) McKnight; two great-granddaughters: Morgan McNett and June Avery McKnight; nieces: Bobbie Lynn, Cindy and Debby; extended family: Shannon Welker and Kimberly Johnson and special friends: Robin Stricklin, Wilma Simpson, and Peg Ozment.

     Myrna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tom, one brother Harlon and one niece Becky.

     Myrna wanted to be remembered as the woman described in Proverbs 31:25-30. She will be.

     Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. Rev. Scott Johnson officiated. Visitation at the church was from 11 AM to service time. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Homebound Ministry at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois. .

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Charles William Wells

1940 - 2018

     Charles William Wells, age 77, of Herod passed away at 9:30 PM, Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     Charles was born on June 12, 1940 in Strawn, Illinois to the late Jack and Irene Wells. On November 21, 2001 he married Rebecca Wilson and she survives. Charles was an over the road truck driver.

     Surviving family members include his wife: Rebecca Wells of Herod; daughter: Sally (Mackie) Green of Bloomington, IL; daughter: Janis (Jeff) Potter of Fairbury, IL; daughter: Lorri Potter of Fairbury, IL; step-daughter: Brandy (Bryan) Kopman of Golconda; step-son: Jeremy Byron of Harrisburg; sister: Debbie Bellcher of St. Joseph, MO; sister-in-law: Augusta Wells of Aurora, CO; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren.

        Memorial services were held at 1 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Ray Wallace officiated. Visitation was held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel.


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Freda Louise Kuppart

1915 - 2018

     Freda Louise Kuppart, age 102, a resident of Shawneetown with her daughter, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away at 12:30 AM, Monday, April 9, 2018, at Wabash Christian Retirement Village in Carmi.

     Freda was born on October 10, 1915 to Louie and Emma (Parks) Schwartz. On September 7, 1935 she married Carl Kuppart. They were married for 44 years when he passed away.

     Freda was a long time member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. She was a good and loving Christian. Freda was one of the original quilters of the church. She quilted for many years until her health began to decline and moved in with her daughter in Shawneetown. Freda was a wonderful cook. Her fried dried apple pies would melt in your mouth.

     She is survived by her daughter, Judy Harrelson and husband Tom of Shawneetown; son, Jim Kuppart and wife Jan of Harrisburg; five grandchildren, Kellie Beal and husband Glen, Beth Maynard and husband Robert, Mark Speer, Roman Kuppart and wife Julie, and Nick Kuppart and wife Carri; four great grandchildren, Zachery Beal, Kacy Speer, Evan Maynard and Lauren Maynard; two great great grandchildren, Wade Godfrey and Cameron Kuppart; and several nieces and nephews.

     Freda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl, son Larry Kuppart, and two brothers, Doyle Schwartz and Harold Schwartz.

     Freda was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

     Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Ron Reed officiated and burial followed in Bankston Fork Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.


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June Lorene Omohundro

1925 - 2018

     June Lorene Omohundro, age 93, of Harrisburg, passed away at 3:22 AM, Monday, April 9, 2018 at Carrier Mills Nursing and Rehab Center.

     June was born on January 9, 1925 in Broughton, Illinois to the late William Austin and Mary Belle (Jones) Tedford.  She married Rolley Dallas Omohundro and he preceded her in death on October 7, 1997. June was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Mission Church.

     June is survived by two sons, Larry Omohundro and wife Mary of Harrisburg; and Richard Omohundro and wife Kathy of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren, Clinton Omohundro and wife Robin; Penny Bramlet and husband Charlie; Jeff Marcum and wife Pam; Christopher Marcum and wife Samantha; Tammy Omohundro, Angela Omohundro, and Jessica Williams and husband Curt; twelve great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Claris Barger of Eddyville; sister-in-law, Ann Tedford of Eldorado; and several nieces and nephews.

     June was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a great-great-grandson.

     Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Blake Clayton officiated and burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 AM to 11 AM, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. 

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 Ralph Eugene Emery

1940 - 2018

     Ralph Eugene Emery, age 78, a resident of Marion, formerly of Creal Springs, passed away at 7:30 PM Friday, April 6, 2018 at his residence in Marion of congestive heart failure, with his wife by his side.

     Ralph was born on February 11, 1940 in Johnson County, IL, to the late Quentin and Rachel (Casey) Emery. On June 19,1960 Ralph married Shirley McDannel at Mt. Moriah Church near Creal Springs. They would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in June. Ralph served 4 years of active duty and 2 years in the reserves in the Air Force. After several small jobs, Ralph worked for GTE where he worked as a lineman, serviceman and equipment installer from the mid 1960's until his retirement in 1992, due to health issues.

     Ralph was a member of Stonefort General Baptist Church where he served as deacon until his health no longer permitted. Ralph loved gospel music and wrote more than 100 gospel songs and he made his own soundtracks in his bedroom music studio. He loved to play the guitar and he continued to  play and sing in church until shortly before his death. He was a founding member of the original Family Heirs gospel group. Ralph sang with his wife and family as the Emery Family. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed going to K.B.'s and Bob Evans.

     Ralph is survived by his wife Shirley Emery of Marion; daughter, Deborah Schuler and husband R.J. of Creal Springs; son Gary Emery and wife Lisa of Crab Orchard; daughter, Gail Stricklin and husband Chad of Galatia; 8 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild; 3 great-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters: Ruth Ann Eilers and husband Larry of Freeport, Illinois; Beth Cummins and husband Steve of Spring Creek, Nevada; William Emery and wife Brenda of Umatilla, Florida; Phyllis Wessel and husband Bill of Oakhurst, California; and Phillip Emery and wife Betty of Martin, Tennessee and several nieces,  nephews, and cousins.

     Ralph was preceded in death by his parents,  daughter Pamela Mitchell and brother, Richard Emery.

     Funeral services for Ralph Eugene Emery were held at 11 AM, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Jeff Owens officiated and burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery at Marion.  Military graveside rites were conducted by the US Air Force, the Marion American Legion and VFW.  Visitation was held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Monday, April 9, 2018, and 10 AM to 11 AM, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. 

     The family of Ralph Eugene Emery would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Al-Sharif, Dr. Jack Keller, and all the nurses and wonderful staff at the Heart Failure Clinic for their wonderful care and compassion for Ralph during his battle with congestive heart failure.  

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