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Vickie Marlene Newcomb

1955– 2015

     Vickie Marlene Newcomb, age 60, of Harrisburg, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2014 at her sisters residence in Creal Springs.

     Vickie was born on June 18, 1955 in Harrisburg to the late Marion and Louise (Hughes) Newcomb.

     She is survived by her two children: Stephanie and Joshua Knowles; sisters: Evelyn and husband Duane Andreasen of Creal Springs; Darlene and husband Joe Gogue of Murphysboro; Catherine Genet of Decatur; and brother Deon Newcomb of Carterville, IL.

     Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, son Jason Knowles and brother Robert “Bob” Newcomb.

     The body has been cremated and there will be no service.

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Carolyn Ann Patterson

1954 - 2015

     Carolyn Ann Patterson, 60, of Providence, KY, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away at 12:40 AM Friday June 26, 2015 in Madisonville, KY.  She was born July 24, 1954 in Gary, IN to the late Audie and Bonnie Jewell (Gobin) Patterson. She married Larry McChesney on July 14, 2013. Carolyn was a tax preparer and of the Church of God faith.

     She is survived by 2 daughters: Prudance and husband Quincy Evans; Crystal Parks and husband Chris Tabor and a son: Jerric Voss all of Providence, KY; her sister: Linda and husband Lonnie Lane of Junction, IL; nieces and nephews: Dallas Lane of Junction; Natalie and husband Adrian Thodoropoulos of Paducah, KY;

5 grandchildren: Robert, Kendall, Xavier, Zander, Alyzah and Great-granddaughter: Katalina

She is preceded in death by her parents, and nephew: Chad Lane.

     Service will be 2 PM Friday July 3, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harold Miller officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel. The family requests donations be made to Reed Funeral Chapel to offset funeral expenses.

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Marlow R. Ewell, Jr.

1928 – 2015

      Marlow R. Ewell, Jr., age 87 of Harrisburg, passed away at 8:40 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Fountainview Nursing Home in Eldorado. 

     Marlow was born on February 6, 1928 in Harrisburg to the late Marlow R. Ewell, Sr. and Bertha Jane (Johnson) Ewell.  He married Vernetta Mae Oliver on June 25, 1972 and she preceded him in death on April 25, 1994.  Marlow was a World War II Army Veteran.    

     Marlow is survived by a daughter, Ranae Dietzel and husband Walter of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Hailli Dietzel of Harrisburg, and Camden Dietzel both of Harrisburg; and numerous cousins.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Vernetta, sister, Lorene Ewell, sister, Loudene Ewell and a brother, John Thomas Ewell.

     A memorial service will be held at 1 PM, Monday, June 29, 2015 at  Big Ridge Cemetery east of Harrisburg.  Rev. Harold Ewell will officiate; burial will follow in Big Ridge Cemetery.  Military grave side rites will be conducted by the Harrisburg and Carrier Mills American Legions, Veteran's of Foreign Wars, and the National Guard out of Marion.

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Freda Jane Roberts

1915 – 2015

     Freda Jane Roberts, age 99, of Harrisburg, passed away at 10:44 PM, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

     Freda was born on July 3, 1915 in Harrisburg to the late Charles Wendell and Elva Jane (Hicks) Pankey.  On December 23, 1933 she married William H. “Bill” Roberts and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2002.  Freda was a member of the Harrisburg Eastern Star, Harrisburg Rebecca’s Lodge, Kentucky Kernel, Saline County Republicans women’s organization, Republican chairwoman of the 118th house district, 3L club at First Baptist Church of Harrisburg and the Oldies But Goodies Community Gospel Choir where she was an original member.

     Surviving family members include her son: Wendell (Frannie) Roberts of Harrisburg; granddaughter: Jane (Bobby) Fields of Harrisburg; great-grandson: Daniel (Jennifer) Hutchinson of Harrisburg; great-great-grandchildren: Rachel Hutchinson and James Hutchinson.

     Freda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter: Barbara Jane Fulkerson, son-in-law: Roy H. Fulkerson, sister: Velma Hughes and two brothers: Carl Pankey and Harold Pankey.

     Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel.  Rev. Chris Winkleman will officiate.  Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oldies But Goodies Community Gospel Choir. 

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Clifford "Nick" Rector

1943 – 2015

      Clifford "Nick" Rector, age 71, of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:06 PM Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at his residence in Harrisburg.

     Nick was born on December 5, 1943 in Harrisburg to the late Clifford and Kathleen (Jenkins) Rector.  He married Donna Jean (Hunt) on March 2, 1966 and she survives. 

     In addition to his wife Donna, he is survived by his sons: Scott  and wife Vickie Rector of Harrisburg; and Shawn and wife Brandy Rector of Harrisburg; sister: Connie Trammel of Harrisburg; 4 grandchildren: Amber Dawn Rector, Jacob Scott Rector; Lea Nicole Rector and Damon Joseph Jackson; 2 great-grandchildren: Carsyn Ray McGill and Easton Cole Rector.

     Graveside services preceded burial at 10:30 AM Friday June 19, 2015 in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

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