Garry D. Harris I, Frank L. Steele

Garry D. Harris I

Garry D. Harris I, 79, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

He was a carpenter.

Survivors include his children: Garry D. Harris II, Michael Harris, Sarah Ardelean, Gregory Harris, Jill Harris, Timothy Harris, Garry Downing, Matthew Harris, Jeffrey Harris, Eric Harris, Tracy Harris and Lynette Harris; one brother, Larry Harris; and one sister, Georgia Sears.

His final wishes were to be cremated. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Frank L. Steele

Frank L. “Pug” Steele, 79, of Vincennes, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, after a lengthy illness.

Frank was born on May 15, 1940 in Petersburg to Wendell L. and Mary Blackburn Steele. The family relocated to Oakland County, Michigan, when Frank was small. After high school Frank joined the U.S. Navy Seabees and was stationed in Agana, Guam and Adak, Alaska. After leaving the service he used the skills learned as a Seabee to become an excellent carpenter. He was an avid outdoors-man and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and photography. Frank spent the last half of his life in Knox County and was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his sister, Sandy Bowers and her husband, Jim; his niece, Teresa Ferguson and her husband, Joel; and his grand-nephew Rex Ferguson, all of Wingo, Kentucky; and his dearest friend, Norma Rogers of Vincennes.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

No services will be held at his request. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist Frank’s family with arrangements.

PENDING

Bertha Marie Barmes, 74, of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Services are pending with Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Vincennes Chapel.

FUNERALS

Cardinal, Nan Parker, died July 23. Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Family Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., and 1 p.m. on Sunday at Worthington Cemetery in Worthington. Visitation: 10-11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Hill, Howard A., died Sept. 28. Services: noon on Saturday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Knox County Humane Society. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com

Thomas, Marjorie Lucille, died Sept. 29. Services: 11 a.m. today at Northside Community United Methodist Church. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials: The WILL Center, 1 Dreiser Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Condolences: www.fitzpatrickfunerals.com.

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