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Elvis Edward Lanton
1940 - 2015
Elvis was born on August 4, 1940 to the late Alvis L. and Veretta (Jenkins) Lanton. He married Shirley Howard on June 20, 1960 and she survives. Elvis began his career in the nursing profession as an LPN from 1958 to 1966. He then joined Babcox & Wilcox an an industrial engineer and later retired from the Department of Corrections as shift commander in 2002. Elvis was a member of the Apostolic Church of God in Harrisburg, where he was chairman of the board and Sunday School superintendent. He was very civic minded and served as police commissioner and Republican precinct committeeman.
Elvis is survived by his wife Shirley of Harrisburg; Son: Alvis D. Lanton and wife Nadia of Carmel, IN; Tanya Lanton Spencer of Harrisburg, IL; Adrian Lanton and wife Paula of Phoenix, AZ; 6 grandchildren: Sandra Castro, Michael Thomas and wife Keysha; Amando and wife Melia Neal; Allezia Lanton and Darrius Spencer; 12 great grandchildren and 1 brother: Gary Lanton of Kankakee survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter: Sarah Lanton.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Son Alvis Lanton will officiate assisted by Rev. Ronald Williams. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, March 6, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. For those who wish, donations may be made to the American Lung Association and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Mabel Lorene Stone
1924 - 2015
Mabel was born on Tuesday, June 3, 1924 to the late Benjamin Franklin Kingston and Mary (Kellems) Kingston, in Kuttawa, Kentucky . She married Charles F. Stone on Saturday, October 17, 1942 and he preceded her in death on April 02, 2008. Mabel was a member of Mt. Pleasant Social Brethren Church in Raleigh.
Mabel is survived by a daughter, Hazel Tucker of Raleigh; son, Frank Stone of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Sheryl Pearce Bramlet and husband Darrin of Raleigh, and Janice Hull and husband Tony of Harrisburg; great grandchildren, Sarah Hileman and husband STGCS (SW) Gary of Jacksonville, Florida; Elizabeth Siler and husband Jeff of Harrisburg, Jeremiah Hull of Harrisburg, Dustin Bramlet of Eldorado, Danielle Bramlet of Eldorado, Dresdyn Bramlet of Raleigh; great-great grandchildren, Caleb Hileman of Jacksonville, Florida, Mackenzie Hileman of Jacksonville, Florida, Lillian Siler of Harrisburg,; sister, Betty Hooten and husband Lowell of Crawfordsville, Indiana, sister, Jennie Crawford of Middletown, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Charles, Mabel was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer Kingston, Hubert Kingston, and Benjamin Franklin Kingston, Jr. sister, Anna Marie Kingston and daughter-in-law, Sharon Stone.
Funeral services for Mabel Stone will be held at 11 AM, Friday, March 6, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Blake Bradley will officiate and burial will follow in Raleigh Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.
Rita Jane Cornaghie
1945 - 2015
She was born on January 10, 1945 in Harrisburg to the late Joe and Nellie (Bumgarner) Bristow. On November 10, 1962 she married Danny Cornaghie and he survives. Rita previously worked at the Bowen Center and Coleman Tri-County as a caregiver.
Surviving family members include her husband: Danny Cornaghie of Harrisburg; son: Todd (Niccole) Cornaghie of Marion; son: Clint (Maureen) Cornaghie of Harrisburg; five grandchildren: Mitch Cornaghie, Nick Cornaghie, Ben Cornaghie, Bailee Cornaghie and Christian Cornaghie; sister: Beverly (Don) Thomas of Harrisburg; sister: Linda (Troy) Simpson of Harrisburg; brother: Burtis (Cindy) Bristow of Harrisburg; brother: Alan (Mary) Bristow of Harrisburg; brother: Ronnie (Pam) Bristow of Evansville, IN.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents.
As per her wishes, private Graveside Services will be held at a later date. Rev. Bernie Cowgill will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg.
Zoie Denae Weatherly
1994 - 2015
She was born on November 9, 1994 in Evansville, IN to Tim and Stephanie (Spirling) Weatherly. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Zoie is survived by her father: Tim Weatherly of Harrisburg; mother: Stephanie Spirling of Harrisburg; 1 Brother: Austin Kelly Weatherly of Harrisburg. Paternal grandmother: Sue Weatherly of Harrisburg and Paternal grandfather: Richard Weatherly; Maternal grandparents: Bill and Cathy Brown of Harrisburg. Aunt and uncles: Reita and Ed Carnett; Richard and Ann Weatherly; Delilah Spirling; Cole and Terri Brown; Beau and Sarah Brown; and Jill Weatherly. Several Nieces & nephews and cousins survive, including a special cousin: Rachel Fike along with special friends Jeff Pelhank and Aliah Bannerman.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Ron Reed will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel.
Franklin Lee Wren
1938 - 2015
Franklin Lee Wren, age 76 of Harrisburg, died at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana at 10:05 AM, on February 21, 2015.
He was born in Harrisburg, on April 9, 1938 to the late Cecil "Scotty" and Leoda (Partain) Wren. On September 15, 1956 he married the former Judy C. Hicks and she survives. Franklin previously worked for the City of Harrisburg Water Department for twenty six years. Later working at Sahara Coal Company for ten years, then returning to the City of Harrisburg Sewer Department. He retired in 2002. He was a member of the Harrisburg Masonic Lodge.
Franklin enjoyed camping and being the camp host at Lake Glendale Camp Ground. His greatest joy in life were his grand daughters, Megan and McKayla.
Franklin is survived by his wife, Judy Wren of Harrisburg; two sons, Dale Wren and wife Lisa of Marion, and Mark Wren and wife Kelly of Harrisburg; granddaughters, Megan Wren and McKayla Wren; and cousin, Juanita (Wren) Devillez.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil "Scotty" Wren; mother, Alpha Leoda Wren; and grandson Chris Puttman.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Mike Smith officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Monday, February 23, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg with Masonic Rites held at 7 PM.
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