Harlan A. Lumberry

1923-2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

KNOXVILLE - Harlan A. Lumberry, 84, 800 N. Market Street, formerly of Elmore, died at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 29, 2008) at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

He was born May 10, 1923, in Elmore, the son of John and Mattie Hart Lumberry.

He married Helen L. Smith on June 14, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo. She preceded him in death Oct. 9, 2004.

Surviving are one son, Gary (Rogena) Lumberry of Laura; one daughter, Sharon Larner of Arkansas; five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley (Maurice) Bantz of Elmore. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, one daughter, two grandsons, two sisters, two half-brothers and two half-sisters.

He was raised and educated in Elmore.

He served in the Army from Jan. 25, 1945, until June 17, 1946, in the Co. A 153rd Engineer Construction Battalion. He received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal-Japan.

He worked in the coal mines at Laura, the Allendale coal mine and the Victoria coal mine.

He attended Elmore United Methodist Church.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers and Williamsfield American Legion Post 371.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Glendale Cemetery in Elmore, with military rites by Williamsfield American Legion Post 371, with the Revs. Randy Douglass and Fred Reiner officiating. There will be no visitation. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory, Knoxville, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Elmore United Methodist Church, Williamsfield American Legion Post 371 or the Knox County Nursing Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.hurd-hen dricksfuneralhome.com.

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