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James Sullins

James Lowell Sullins, age 69, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9:40 p.m. in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Jim was born on July 18, 1950 in Carbondale, Illinois, a son of Lloyd and Ruth (Roberts) Sullins, Sr.  He enjoyed reading, cross-stitch and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include seven brothers and sisters, Jon (Janice) Sullins of Versailles, Kentucky, Peggy (Jim) Poole of West Frankfort, Illinois, Richard (Marilyn) Sullins of Marion, Harvey (Pam) Sullins of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Ralph (Sandy) Sullins of Marion, Donna (Robert) Norris of Hueytown, Alabama and Debbie (Tanya) Sullins of McCalla, Alabama; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lloyd Sullins, Jr.

DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER, a private graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made the Salvation Army and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, Illinois 62959.

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Grew up knowing all your family. We were the Cox family and our parents were together a lot. Jim you were affine young man. So sorry for the family loss. Saw some of you at Loyds funeral.

Nancy Cox Williams May 15 2020 4:55 PM

So sorry for your loss he will be missed tremendously. Loved him.

Victoria Coyle May 8 2020 6:55 PM

So sorry to learn of the passing of James Sullins. I remember the Sullins family from so many years ago...50 years + I guess. Such a sweet family. I babysat for Peggy & Jim Poole's children (I was just out of high school then) and was a friend of Ralph (for a summer) while I lived with my Grandmother. Mrs. Ruth and her were good friends. So many years have passed. I miss that time and this family. Many prayers.

Sandee Basinger Chenault May 7 2020 2:56 PM

R.I.P. Jim,I will always remember you and a very wonderful friend....To the family so very sorry for your loss of a very sweet person....

Mary Ann Planinc May 7 2020 2:22 PM

Ran into James while attending a church service in Marion last summer. Dave Gilley had invited us to attend. I had a wonderful conversation with James at that time. I do remember him from high school, class of 1969. Sorry for your families loss.

Cheryl Henson Reel May 7 2020 12:30 PM

I am sorry about Jimmies passing. He was such a kind person. I will always remember his face and his pleasant demeanor.When I would meet him, wherever, we talked as if we saw each other often. My deepest sympathy is extended for all of the family. He is in a better place, being with his maker the Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless.

Fred Roberts May 7 2020 3:24 AM

This is an amazing wonderful man . He is very loved and will be very missed He was my dads best friend and I always called him uncle Jim rest high uncle Jim I love you

Tonya May 7 2020 3:12 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of Jim Sullins he was a great guy we went to school together sorry to hear about this. Prayers for the family

Jeannie Woods Brookhouse May 7 2020 2:40 AM

So sorry to hear about James passing. He was always friendly and had a sweet smile. Class of 69.

Gloria Wall May 7 2020 1:47 AM

So very Sorry for the loss of you brother and brother in law Harvey and Pam Sullins

Connie Abell May 7 2020 1:25 AM

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