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Andrew Johnson “A.J.” Bryant, Jr.
1939 - 2016
A.J. was born on April 23, 1939 in Harrisburg to the late Andrew Johnson Bryant, Sr. and Ruby Gulley (Bullock). On December 16, 1964 he married Jacqueline “Jackie” (Peeples) and she preceded him in death on February 4, 2007. A.J. was a repairman in the coal mines, a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisburg, the oldies but goodies choir, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving family members include his two sons: Andrew Bryant and wife Louise of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Chris Bryant of Eldorado; two grandchildren: Amanda Pendergrast of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Emily Bryant of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; sister: Bernice Newcomb and husband Willard of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews.
A.J. was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother Curtis Bryant.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, July 29, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Chris Winkleman will officiate. Burial will follow in Kerley Cemetery in Johnson County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel.
Betty J. (Meadows) Klope
1927 – 2016
Betty J. (Meadows) Klope, age 88 of Harrisburg, formerly of Marion, passed away at 2:45 PM, Sunday, July 24, 2016 at her residence in Harrisburg. She was the wife of the late James Klope.
Survived by son, Jeff Klope and wife Jackye of Harrisburg; daughter Jennifer McConnell and husband Rob of Brookston, IN; one granddaughter, Amelia Jane Schwartz and husband Nick of Harrisburg; four grandsons, Dr. Jeremy Klope and wife Molly of Paducah, Kentucky; Cole McConnell and wife Tiffany of Lafayette, Indiana; Marc McConnell and wife Sommer of Brookston, Indiana; and David Klope and wife Brandilyn of Harrisburg; great grandchildren: Graham Klope and Noah of Paducah, Kentucky; Eva Jane Klope, Rilee Grace Schwartz and Oaklee Elizabeth Klope of Harrisburg; step-great-grandchildren: Aaron Poirot, Nathan Thomas Blosl and Ellah Dawn Blosl of Newburgh, Indiana; Kaylee Smith of Harrisburg and Kaiden Downham of Brookston, Indiana; sister, Fran Draper of Marion; several nieces and nephews; two special friends, Katherine Haney and Shirley Blackman; and a special young lady, Kirsten Eversmann.
Betty loved working the yard with roses and mums, when she was able. The neighboring children and some adults often called her Miss Betty. Betty worked as a telephone operator in Marion, and Carbondale, and also at Sears in Harrisburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; father, Hubert Meadow; mother, Mytie (Boyt) Meadows; sister and brother-in-law, Violett and Lawrence Frey; nephew, Kelly Draper step grandson, Michael Poirot and brother-in-law: Lyle Draper.
Betty attended the Oasis Community Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. David Miller and Rev. Gary Clark officiated. Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery at Marion. Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
1930 – 2016
Gaylord Wallace, age 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday morning July 21st.
He was born on September 23, 1930 to William and Verba Wallace of Womble Mountain south of Harrisburg. He married the beautiful and gracious Bette Golish on July 28, 1956 in Harrisburg, IL at the First Baptist Church.
Gaylord served in the Army during the Korean War. He began his work career in carpentry and moved to Michigan to use his skills working for his uncle. Gaylord then moved to Ohio where he owned and operated Wallace Trucking Co. After he retired they moved back to Harrisburg and attended the First Church of God. Approximately 2 ½ years ago they moved to Newburgh, IN to live with his son Terry Wallace. He was much loved by his family and faithful to the Lord and loved going to church. He was deeply committed to his family.
He was one of six siblings who have preceded him in death. Kestner, Victor and Byrum Wallace. Gaylord had two sisters, Mabel Baldwin and Hazel Stanislawsky.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Monday, July 25, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Dan Masters officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the First Church of God on McHaney Road.
Roger D. "Rocky" Hutchison
1960 - 2016
Roger D. "Rocky" Hutchison, age 56,
He was born on April 17, 1960 in Harrisburg to Hazel (Seets) Hutchison and the late Billy Lee Hutchison. Roger owned a lawn mowing service and was a member of Ledford Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, Hazel, Roger is survived by a son: Dalton Hutchison of Harrisburg; sister: Billie Sanders of Harrisburg; brother: Stan and wife Lisabeth Hutchison of Stonefort; brother: Kelly and wife Trish Hutchison of Robinson, IL; sister: Wendy Griffith of Harrisburg; sister: Kim Powers, of Harrisburg; and his girlfriend Tina Molinarolo of Harrisburg; along with several nieces, nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father: Billy Lee Hutchison and a daughter: Ashlea Hutchison.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Saturday July 23, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Stan Hutchison officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 AM to 1 PM, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel.
Dorothy May (Bryson) Smith Hewitt
1929 – 2016
Dorothy May (Bryson) Smith Hewitt, age 87 of Harrisburg, passed away at 3:00 PM, Monday, July 18, 2016 at her residence in Harrisburg.
Dorothy was born on Friday, May 24, 1929 in Old Shawneetown, Illinois to the late Neal Theodore Bryson and Mary Francis (Parker) Bryson. She married Ralph Clayton Smith on February 13, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1980. She married Neal Hewitt in August of 1984 and he preceded her in death in October of 1994. She was a homemaker and Baptist by faith. Dorothy was an avid hunter, fisher, and gardener.
Dorothy is survived by four children: son, Rhemis “Jimmy” Smith of Harrisburg; son, Chester Dale Smith and wife Bertha Jane of Carrier Mills; daughter, Marilyn Ruth Stiles and husband Mike of Harrisburg; son, David Wayne Smith of Killeen, Texas; sixteen grandchildren: Jameson Smith and wife Crystal of Longmont, Colorado; Shelly Rae Woods of Harrisburg; Dawn Marie Woolard and husband Dennis of Wingo, Kentucky; Taunya Kay Redwine and husband Lyndol of Clinton, Kentucky; Joseph Michael Smith and wife Kim of Harrisburg; Tommy Lee Smith of Carrier Mills; Ashley Marie Gifford and husband Jarret of Harrisburg; Tammy Sue Hall and husband Mike of Jasper, Indiana; Christopher Lee Cowan of Harrisburg; Danny D. Williams of Belleville, Illinois; Brandi Dawn Rossell of Key West, Florida; Jinné Linde Figueroa of Key West, Florida; Angela Jeffrie SeRine of Key West, Florida; Matthew Dale Smith of Houston, Texas; Tiffany Smith of Killeen, Texas; and Dylon Dakota Smith of Killeen, Texas; forty-one great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and numerous great-great-great grandchildren; sister Bernedia Young of Phoenix, Arizona, brother, Emile Bryson, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, daughters, Loretta Rose Williams, and Brenda Louise Fortner, granddaughters, Tracy Lynn Fitzgerald, and Myra Celeste Gillespie, and brothers and sisters, Tommy Bryson, Margaret Baldwin, Ray Wolful, Rita Carmen, Neal Bryson, Jr., Velda Pierce and five infant brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were held at 5 PM, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Rev. David Smith officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to Bankston Fork Baptist Church Building Fund or the VA Nursing Home at Marion.
Larrie Kathryn Lands
1929 – 2016
Larrie Kathryn Lands, age 87, of Harrisburg, passed away surrounded by her family at 11:15 PM, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Carrier Mills Nursing Home.
Larrie was born on Thursday, July 11, 1929 in Harrisburg, to the late Ava and Ruth (Russell) Mattingly. She married Bobby Lee Lands on August 5, 1950 and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2004. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg.
Larrie is survived by a daughter, Avalee Lands of Harrisburg; son, Gary Lands and wife Debbie of Harrisburg; son, Keith Lands and wife Marie of Harrisburg; four grandchildren: Angie Turner and husband Brian of Springfield, Illinois; Kyle Lands and wife Andrea of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Jodi Shover and husband Tim of Harrisburg; and Rachel Lands of Harrisburg; and six great-grandchildren: Brandon and Brittany Turner of Springfield, Illinois; Katelynn, Alianah, and Kaiden Lands of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Lane Shover of Harrisburg.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Monday, July 18, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Dan Whitfield officiated and burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Monday, July 18, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Roger W. Mahan
1948 – 2016
Roger W. Mahan, 67, of Harrisburg
IL, formerly of Equality, passed away at 11:30am, July 10th 2016, at
his residence, surrounded by family and friends.
Roger is survived
by two daughters, Robi Mahan of Austin, TX and Reiana Mahan, attending SIU
school of medicine in Springfield, IL; former wife and caregiver Bonnie Mahan
of Galatia, IL; three sisters, Linda (Gary) Crawford, Cincinnati, OH, Sandra
(Rick) Prather and Cynthia Mahan, Equality, IL; two brothers, Gerald (Joann)
Mahan and Jeff Mahan, Harrisburg, IL; seven nieces, Crystal Crawford and Caryn
Royce, Cincinnati, OH; Debra Stubbs and Ashley Roper, Harrisburg, IL; Donna
Westbrook, Equality, IL, Gayla Aydelott, Rineyville, KY, and Anne Intravaia,
Greenville, IL; 7 Great-Nephews and 4 Great-Nieces.
Roger was preceded
in death by his parents and infant son.
Funeral Services were held at 10 AM, Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Burial followed in the Elmwood Cemetery in Equality, IL. Visitation was from 5 to 8 pm, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at the Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Coleman Tri-County Services.
Hazel Pearl Bramlet
1927 – 2016
Hazel Pearl Bramlet, age 88, of Carrier Mills, passed away at 12:30 PM, Sunday, June 10, 2016, at her residence.
Hazel was born on September 19, 1927, in Saline County to the late Harve and Ardena (Trovillion) Clore. On November 24, 1946, she married Robert Dale Bramlet and he survives. She was a graduate of Carrier Mills High School and a member of Faith Chapel since 1964.
Surviving family members include her husband: Robert Bramlet of Carrier Mills; son: David Bramlet and wife Pam of Carrier Mills; daughter: Beth Kaid and husband Terry of Carrier Mills; five grandchildren: Matthew Trovillion Bramlet and wife Nicole of Peoria, IL, Meredith Wenzel and husband Daniel of Harrisburg, Alicia Kaid-Bugg of Evansville, IN, Holly Wenzel and husband Ben of Jeffersonville, IN, and Tyler Kaid of Boone, NC, eleven great-grandchildren: Elias, Micah, Lydia and Jude Bramlet, Hannah, Jacob, Ethan and Caleb Wenzel, Levi Bugg, Cameron and Christopher Wenzel; sister: Edith Linder of Burbank, CA, sister: Virginia Goeltzer and husband Herb of Marion, IL, brother: Frank Clore and wife Marcheta of Harrisburg; brother: Tom Clore and wife Anita of Dallas, TX.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Alberta (Claude) Piersall and Carrie (Ernest) Ammon, brother, Harvey (Jerry) Clore and sister-in-law, Josephine (Earl) Crabb.
Funeral services for Hazel Bramlet were held at 10 AM, Friday, July 15, 2016, at Faith Chapel west of Harrisburg. Rev. Chuck DePriest officiated and was assisted by Daniel Wenzel. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg and from 9 to 10 AM, Friday, July 15, 2016, at Faith Chapel. Memorials may be made to Faith Chapel or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Regina Marie Funaro
1973 – 2016
Regina Marie Funaro, age 42, of Harrisburg, passed away at 11:53 PM, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Regina was born on September 1, 1973, in Long Island, New York, to Anthony Funaro Sr., and Josephine (Cavalier) Funaro. Regina formerly worked for Aisin in Marion, and she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Eldorado. She volunteered for the Harrisburg Lions Club, and other organizations.
Regina is survived by her mother, Josephine Funaro of Harrisburg; sister, Angel Ferrel and fiancée Keith Turner of Harrisburg; brother, Anthony Funaro, Jr., of Harrisburg, nephew, Michael Ferrel and wife Serena of Benton; niece, Anntoinette Underwood and husband Cody, of Harrisburg; nephew, Anthony Funaro III, and wife Amber of Stonefort; cousin, Theresa Hunt and husband Phillip of Harrisburg and their children Samantha and Nathan; great nephews, Isaiah Underwood who was her God-son, Zechariah Underwood, and Jeremiah Underwood; great nephew: T.J. Funaro; great niece, Brianna Funaro; and lots of cousins, aunts, and uncles that still reside in New York.
Regina was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Funaro, Sr. and an aunt, Fannie Hendren.
Funeral services were held at 10 AM, Thursday, July 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg, Illinois. Father Mark Stec officiated and burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
Jeffrey Earl Roberts
1960 – 2016
Jeffrey Earl Roberts, age 55, of Harrisburg, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at 5:30 pm at his residence.
Jeffrey was born on November 11, 1960 in Eldorado to the late Frank and Carolyn (Schroll) Roberts.
Surviving family members include his son: Richard Roberts of Harrisburg; daughter: Brooklynne Roberts of Harrisburg; two aunts: Phyllis Conrad of Belleville, IL and Sue Kendall of Harrisburg; uncle: Kenny Roberts of Harrisburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant brothers, Christopher and David Roberts and grandparents, Helen and Kenneth Roberts and Mildred and Freeman Schroll.
Graveside services were held at 2 PM, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado. Rev. Larry Conrad officiated.
Ruth Ann Hutchcraft
1935 – 2016
Ruth Ann Hutchcraft, age 81, of Harrisburg, passed away at 7:01 PM, Sunday, July 3, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Ruth was born on Tuesday, March 12, 1935, in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Charles and Ivery (Snow) McDonald. She married Bill Hutchcraft and he preceded her in death. Ruth worked as a guard at the Illinois Youth Center in Harrisburg, before she retired. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Ruth is survived by a son, David Hutchcraft and wife Joni of Harrisburg; daughter, Kay Hathaway and husband Mike of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Christy Hutchcraft, Kim Winters, Andrea Pullum, and Adam Hathaway; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles McDonald of Harrisburg, Jerry McDonald of Little Rock, Arkansas; and a sister, Margaret Spradling of Nettleton, Mississippi.
In addition to her parents, and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd McDonald.
Memorial services were held at 11 AM Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Darrell Simon officiated. Visitation was held from 9 to 11 AM, Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Church of Christ.
1936 – 2016
Jimella “Jimmy” Webb, age 80, of Harrisburg, went to be with her Lord at 3:30 AM, Friday, July 1, 2016, at her residence.
Surviving family members include her three children: Tyler Webb and wife Teresa of Carterville, Terri Martin and husband Butch of Harrisburg and Treva Lands and husband Randy of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren: Bridgette Mott and husband T.J. of Harrisburg, Blayden and Issac Webb of Carterville, Amber Burnett of Carmi, Ashleigh Smothers and husband Steve of Harrisburg, Alyssa Cockrum and husband Seth of Galatia, Annette Hubbs and husband Burt of Harrisburg and T.J. Storms and fiancé Mike Jones of Harrisburg; fourteen great-grandchildren: Addy and Avery Mott, Noah and Cole Ferrell, Branson Burnett, Kinzleigh and Maddux Smothers, Elliet and Hutch Cockrum, Christina Murray, Adrienne and Savannah Hubbs and Brayden and Braxton Storms; four sisters: Willis Myers of Cedar Rapids, IA, Norma Aldridge of Marion, Doris Oliver of Harrisburg and Delores York and husband Bill of French Lick, IN; brother: Donald Vaughn and wife Jean of St. Charles, MO; many special nieces and nephews with one that was like a daughter to her: Georgiann Oliver and husband Robert LeChien of Belleville; special caregivers: Patty McDowell, Brenda Gulley, Lori Ramsey, Melinda Nalley; and, special hospice caregivers: Candice Reeder and Melissa Johns.
Jimella was preceded in death by her parents, husband, father and mother-in-law, Ervin and Audrey Webb, sister, Eva Logsdon and husband Lawrence, sister, Nona Martin and husband Looney, brother, James Carol Vaughn, and brothers-in-law, Norman Myers, Robert Aldridge and George Oliver.
Funeral services were held at 3 PM, Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Rev. Mark Cockrum officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 to 3 PM, Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Vicki Denise Smith
1957 – 2016
Vicki Denise Smith, age 58, of Harrisburg, passed away at 11:30 PM, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at her residence.
Vicki was born on October 7, 1957 in Harrisburg to Barbara (Williams) Dunning and the late Leon Dunning. On December 26, 1981 she married Timothy M. Smith and he survives. She was a member of Stonefort General Baptist Church, the church that Vicki really loved.
Vicki was a nurse for 25 years at the Marion VA and Harrisburg Medical Center. She won the hearts and respect of many, many people. She was always family oriented, always gave her heart to the family, she took on a battle she didn’t intend to take on but she gave it everything she had but was defeated, she never complained about her condition or pain, instead always smiled at everybody. Vicki loved cards, flowers, her friends, facebook, her family, and shopping for family and friends, had a big heart for helping elderly people, friends, patients, children, as a nurse she has always worked from the heart and not from the purse, a wonderful wife, mother, lady and nurse. She grew up poor but gave bigger than the rich. The Smith family would like to thank all the wonderful doctors and nurses for the best care she could be given, also Hospice of Southern Illinois for their professionalism, kindness and support went a long way with her family. Vicki had allot of friends, her VA buddies who very close with her and family oriented, they supported her with Love and gave her vacation and sick days, her Harrisburg buddies who supported her with their love and time and anything the family needed they were always there. Vicki said there are things that we need to look at to keep your spirit up and they are: funny, inspirational, and spiritual. Vicki was very special to everybody in their own special ways and one of a kind.
Surviving family members include her husband: Tim Smith of Harrisburg; son: Terry Hedger (Tiffany, Nicholas, and Thomas); son: Danny Gregory Hedger; mother: Barbara Yother; brothers: Donald (Carolyn) Dunning of Carrier Mills, Greg (Debby) Dunning of New Burnside and Kenny (Rhonda) Dunning of Newton, IL; one grandchild: Kristian Gulley and her parents: Angie and Jason Keasler of Harrisburg; niece: Kendy (Jeremy) Polley; nephews: Michael (Latisha) Dunning and Jason Dunning; great-nephews: Lincoln Dunning and Lucas Polley; great-nieces: Adrianna Mikeala Avery Dunning.
Vicki was preceded in death by her father, Leon Dunning, brother, Mike Dunning, grandchild, Dakota Jean Hedger and grandparents, Elva and Blondel Williams.
Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Jeff Owens officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Garden Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Glen Poshard Foundation or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Reed Funeral Chapel / 503 East Sloan Street / Harrisburg, Illinois 62946