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Charles David “Chalky” Price

1920 - 2017

     Charles David “Chalky” Price, age 97, of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:55 PM, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Eldorado Rehab and Healthcare.

     “Chalky” was born on Saturday, September 18, 1920 in Harrisburg, to the late Charles Lloyd and Ella Mae Price.  He married Vivian Partain on Friday, July 27, 1945 and she preceded him in death on Thursday, March 7, 2013.  “Chalky” was an United States Army Veteran and he attended the First Baptist Church of Harrisburg.

     “Chalky” is survived by two daughters, Charbelle Collins of Harrisburg, and Cynthia Healy of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Tammy Wollersheim and husband Don on Neenah, Wisconsin; Tiffany Serafin and husband David of Beecher, Illinois; Brian Healy of Harrisburg and Chris Healy and wife Ginger of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; six great grandchildren; Connor Wollersheim, Ryan Wollersheim, Brady Serafin, Peyton Serafin, Alexander Healy, and Payne Healy; and several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his wife and parents, “Chalky” was preceded in death by five sisters, and two brothers.

     Graveside services were held at 2 PM, Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Spring Valley Cemetery.  Rev. Teddy Ray Price officiated.  Visitation was held from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions in “Chalky’s” honor may be made to Deaconess VNA Hospice. 

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Betty Ann Bishop

1940 - 2017

     Betty Ann Bishop, 77, of Harrisburg, passed away at 8:30 PM, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Parkway Manor Nursing Home in Marion.

     Betty was born on July 9, 1940 in Herod to the late Russell Wayne and Beulah Mae (Sheldon) Hicks.  On August 7, 1956 she married Glen Logan Bishop I and he preceded her in death on October 23, 2007.  Betty was a former PTA mother and formerly sang in the Baptist church choir, Girl Scout co leader and brownie leader.  Betty loved her kids and grandkids, loved country music, loved to garden and take long walks on the farm. 

     Surviving family members include her four children: Sherrie (Jerry) McGHee of Carbondale, Glenda Gaye (Rickey) Clark of Carbondale, Michele Ann Barr of Marion and Glen Logan Bishop II of Harrisburg; fifteen grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren; four brothers: Ted (Carol) Hicks of Harrisburg, Lyndol (Reba) Hicks of Elizabethtown, Randall Hicks of Golconda and Buel Deeneen "PeeWee" Hicks of Harrisburg; two sisters: Opal Gibbs of Alton, IL and Joy (Ray) Wilson of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews.

     Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson: Niles McCloud, great-grandson: Charles Edward “Lil Eddie” Maronay V, great-grandson: Dakota Clark, sister: Gertie Davidson, son-in-law: Donald Barr and sister-in-law: Peggy Hicks.

     Funeral services were held at 3 PM, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Bob Patton officiated.  Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 PM to service time, Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel Harrisburg. 

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Marylu Adamson

1928 – 2017

     Marylu Adamson, age 89 of Harrisburg passed away at 10:42 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Villas of Holly Brook in Harrisburg.

     Marylu was born on October 4, 1928 in Johnston City, IL to the late Louis and Lula Perschbacher.  In 1960 she married Bruce Adamson and he preceded her in death in 1992.  She was a member of the National and Active Retired Federal Employees and the Harrisburg friends of the Library. 

     Surviving family members include her brother: P.J. Perschbacher of Johnston City, IL; nephew: Eric Perschbacher of Herrin, IL; niece: Christy Perschbacher of DuQuoin, IL; great-nephew: Christopher Hottes of DuQuoin, IL; great-nephew: Toby Hottes of DuQuoin, IL; niece: Misty Perschbacher of DuQuoin, IL; great-nephew: Brendan Perschbacher of DuQuoin, IL; great-niece: Isabel Perschbacher of DuQuoin, IL; nephew: Jerry Perschbacher of Johnston City, IL.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Mildred P. Gavel, three brothers, Paul Perschbacher, Charles Perschbacher and William Perschbacher.

     Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Kevin Peyton officiated.  Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. Visitation was from 10 AM to service time, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel Harrisburg.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Friends of the Library or Golden Circle Meals on Wheels.  

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Katherine Pearl Brackett

1917 – 2017

     Katherine Pearl Brackett, age 100, of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:20 PM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     Katherine was born on Wednesday, January 17, 1917 in Marion, Illinois to the late Charlie and Minnie Williams. She married Aaron Stewart and he preceded her in death in 1955, she then married Jesse Brackett and he preceded her in death in 1977.  She was member of Bethel AME Church of Harrisburg.

     Katherine is survived by her daughters, Joan Vaughn of Cleveland, OH; Vandetta Mathews of Cleveland, OH; and Nellie Stewart of Las Vegas, NV; eleven grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren.

     Katherine was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Collins, and a son James Aaron in infancy.

    Graveside services were held at 12 PM, Friday, October 6, 2017 at Locust Grove Cemetery. Jacqueline Scott officiated. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

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Anthony Joseph Funaro, Jr.

1964 – 2017

      Anthony Joseph Funaro, Jr., passed away at 8:01 AM, Monday, October 2, 2017, in the presence of family and friends.

     Anthony was born on Sunday, March 8, 1964, to Anthony Joseph Funaro, Sr. and Josephine (Cavalier) Funaro in East Patchogue, New York.  He married Nina Sherrod on March 30, 1982. Anthony worked in maintenance at McDonalds for fourteen years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg and formerly the Sons of the American Legion.

     Anthony is survived by a daughter, Anntoinette Underwood and husband Cody of Harrisburg; son, Anthony Joseph Funaro, III,  and wife Amber of Stonefort; mother, Josephine Funaro of Harrisburg, five grandchildren: Isaiah Underwood of Harrisburg, Brianna Funaro of Stonefort, Zechariah Underwood of Harrisburg, Timothy Funaro of Stonefort, and Jeremiah Underwood of Harrisburg; sister, Angel Ferrel and Keith Turner of Harrisburg; nephew, Michael Ferrel and wife Serena of Benton; uncle, Anthony Cavalier of Chicago; aunt, Louise Paone of Brooklyn, New York; cousin, Theresa Hunt and husband Phillip of Harrisburg, and many other cousins.

     Anthony was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Joseph Funaro, Sr., sister, Regina Funaro, and god parents, Fannie and Sam Hendren.

     Funeral mass was held at 1 PM, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Visitation was from 10 AM to 12:45 PM, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. 

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