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Harold Lee Lemons, 82, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:38 A.M. February 27, 2017 at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was born September 25, 1934 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, Clyde Newton and Susie (Kahns) Lemons. Harold married Barbara Dolores Crowder on February 16, 1957 at Logan Street Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were blessed with 60 years of marriage.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Revered Don Verhines and Reverend Merle Fullerton officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Members of the Mount Vernon American Legion Post #141 will conduct Full Military Honors at the cemetery.

A Visitation will be held Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home and Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home.

Harold is survived by his wife, Barbara Dolores Lemons of Mount Vernon, Illinois; children, David Lee Lemons and wife, Candy of Christopher, Illinois, Judith Ann Field and husband, Mike of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Beverly Kay Ramsey and husband, Ed of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Rodger Wayne Lemons and former wife, Laura of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Sherrie Lynn Lemons of Mount Vernon, Illinois; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren and one more on the way; brother, John Henry Lemons of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Susie, Clyde, and Ruby; brother, Jim Lemons; sisters, Rosie Beppler, Lula Harvill, Loveta Cooper, and Pat Brown; and several nieces and nephews.

Harold proudly served his country in the United States Army for 18 ½ years. After the Army, he worked as the warehouse manager for A.L. Lee Corporation. Harold was a very active member of Summersville Baptist Church for 39 years. He enjoyed camping in his spare time. Harold was most proud of his family and loved spending time with them. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Summersville Baptist Church for Outdoor Artwork and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on February 28, 2017
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