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Terry Lee Fowler

1946 - 2014

     Terry Lee Fowler, 68 of Harrisburg, passed away at 6:20 AM, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his residence in Harrisburg.

     He was born on March 30, 1946, to Pete and Imogene (Stunson) Fowler. On February 14, 1993, he married the former April Brittain Parks. Terry was a Army Veteran and a member of New Life Full Gospel Church. He was very active in the church and dearly loved his church family. He always had a story to tell and was a constant witness for the Lord. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing with friends and family.

     Terry was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Russell (Rusty) Fowler, and brother, Gary Deon Fowler.

     Terry is survived by his wife April, son Mikel Huff; stepchildren, Shelia Shavez and husband Tommy, Rick Johnson and wife Cindy, and Steve Wagoner and wife Tina; aunt, Lovie Stunson; cousin, Hovie Stunson; special friends, Lester Dowdy and wife Denise, and Eloise Lindsay; and his faithful companions, Boogie, Harley, Misty, Blue, Precious, and Puddin Kitty. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

     Funeral services for Terry Lee Fowler, will be held at 11 AM, Friday, July 18, 2014 at New Life Full Gospel Church at 924 Cedar Street. Pastor Duke Williams will officiate.  Interment will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Memorials may be made to New Life Full Gospel Church and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Virginia June “Sissy” Webb Pankey

1929 - 2014


    Virginia June “Sissy” Webb Pankey, age 85, of Harrisburg, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on July 6, 2014 at 8:16PM.

     She was born on June 18, 1929 at Tunnel Hill, IL to the late Mack and Icy Webb.  On January 22, 1955 she married Richard Lavender Pankey and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2000.

     She was a former school bus driver for the McCormack’s, limousine driver for Sam and Virginia Barter and housekeeper for several homes in Harrisburg.  She was a charter member and officer for the Raleigh Historical Society and member of Raleigh Baptist Church.

     Virginia is survived by two sons, Mike Gore of Carrier Mills, Tom and Marilyn Gore and daughter, Patty and John Holmes of Harrisburg.  She leaves five grandchildren, Tracy Adams, Richard and Kacy Gore, Shelly and Gary Boots, John Patrick Holmes all of Harrisburg and Jason and Tracy Gore of St. John’s, IN; six great-grandchildren, Cody Gore, Taylor Boots, Cole Adams, Delaney Adams, Evan Adams, Olivia Gore, Caleb Gore and special nephew, Ken Osborn and wife Libby of South Carolina.

     In addition to her husband and parents, she was proceeded in death by a son, David Joe, two sisters, Vivian Osborn and Mary Nosse, and two brothers, Robert Webb and Joe Webb.

     At her request she will be cremated and a private ceremony will be held at the Raleigh Masonic Cemetery in Raleigh, IL.

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Trinitee Taborn-Scott

      Trinitee Taborn-Scott, age 4 mos., of Harrisburg passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her residence in Harrisburg.  She was born on February 22, 2014, in Carbondale, IL to Jordan Darnell and Elijah Scott-Taborn. 

     Trinitee is survived by her Mother and Father: Jordan Darnell and Elijah Scott-Taborn of Harrisburg; Maternal Grandmother, Kari Perkins, Maternal Grandfather, John Darnell, II; Paternal Grandmother, Cindy Taborn; and Paternal Grandfather, Benjamin Scott.

     Graveside services were held at 11: 00 AM Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Richard Reed officiated.

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Reva English

1908 - 2014

      Reva English, age 106, of Carrier Mills, passed away at 7:00 AM, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at her residence in Carrier Mills.

     Reva was born on May 8, 1908 in Saline County to the late John and Elizabeth (Chase) Henninger. She married Richard English and he preceded her in death on December 30, 1949.  Reva was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church and the McKinley Quilters. 

     Surviving family members include her daughter: Wynona Rose (Steve) Turner of Carrier Mills; two grandchildren: Stephen Turner of Marion and Angela Rose Turcott of Harrisburg; five great-grandchildren: Ross, Samantha, Taylor, Sarrah, and Garrett.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Lois Travelstead, and brother, John E. Henninger.

     Graveside services were held at 11 AM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Bankston Cemetery in Harrisburg.  Rev. Don Puckett officiated.  Burial followed in Bankston Cemetery in Harrisburg.  Visitation was held from 10 AM to 11 AM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. For those who wish, memorials may be made to McKinley Ave. Baptist Church Building Fund or the McKinley Quilters.

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Kathleen Doris (Pitts) Williams

1920- 2014

     Kathleen Doris (Pitts) Williams, age 93, of Harrisburg, passed away at 3:40 AM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     She was born on October 2, 1920 in Freeburg, IL to the late William S. and Mildred (Smith) Pitts.  In 1938, Kathleen attended Southern Illinois State Normal University, where she met Don Williams, her husband of 74 years.  They were married on March 25, 1939 and subsequently moved to Harrisburg. 

     She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Church women’s group and was a member of Eastern Star.

      Surviving family members include a daughter: Doris Jean (Sam) Strader of Lexington, KY; son: Robert Williams of St. Louis, MO; son: James W. (Robyn) Williams of Cave-in-Rock; six grandchildren: Amy (Linden) Long of Lexington, KY, Bryan (Angela) Strader of Cincinnati, OH, Nell (Ron) Fleming of Delavan, WI, Kathleen Balma of Cave-in-Rock, IL, Maggie (John) Dorsey of Carterville, IL, and Wesley (Robie) Williams of Harrisburg; eleven great-grandchildren: Blake Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Ethan Long, Caleb Long, Ellie Long, Grace Strader, Clay Strader, Ronnell Fleming, Abbey Dorsey, Andy Dorsey, and Anna Belle Dorsey.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don on June 4, 2013; brother: Williams H. Pitts and granddaughter: Lisa Johnson.

     Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Monday, June 30, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg.  Rev. George Schmink officiated and burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 10 to 11 AM, Monday, at the church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois Blue East Team. 

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