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Coal Bank Springs Cemetery
Thursday August 13th, 2020

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Kenneth "7" Harris

Kenneth Earl “7” Harris, age 87, of Millbrook, Alabama, formerly of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:37 a.m. at Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga, Alabama.

Kenneth was born on August 28, 1932 in Marion, Illinois, the son of Orville and Grace (Ferrell) Harris.  He married Nadine Groves in November of 1952 in Marion and she survives.  Kenneth worked as a coal miner, farmer and truck driver.  He was a member of the U.M.W.A. and was of the Christian faith.  Kenneth was a hard worker.  He enjoyed working with his hands and taking care of his family.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Nadine Harris of Millbrook, Alabama; one daughter, Debra Jo Upchurch of Millbrook, Alabama; two grandsons, Brian (Naomi) Upchurch of Millbrook, Alabama and Michael (Laura) Upchurch of Hendersonville, Tennessee; three great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, John James of Marion, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Brenda James.

Graveside funeral services will be held at Coal Bank Springs Cemetery in Marion on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend David Milburn officiating.

A time of visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the U.M.W.A. and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, Illinois 62959.

For more information or to sign the online memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefunerahome.com.

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Dear 7 we go back many years together with you as my brother in law! So many fun times with you, Nadine, and Debbie. Riding in your boat, trips to Dairy Queen, Christmases & listening to your many interesting stories. I could go on and on. However Ill just say that when you married my sister Nadine, you took on a family full of younger siblings. You loved and embraced us like we were your own. We willingly loved you back. May you Rest In Peace.

Cheri Ramsey Aug 13 2020 2:48 AM

As long as I can remember family dinners and birthday celebrations 7 would be there laughing and sharing a interesting story. All of your family is in our prayers. Because I am a high risk I will not be attending the services.

Betty Musgravel Aug 11 2020 7:36 PM

Goodbye Uncle 7 - Rest in peace. Jackie W.

John W Smith III Aug 11 2020 3:32 PM

I will miss my Uncle Seven. He was a tough man with a soft heart. I will miss that smile! I love you Uncle Seven.

Stephanie Williams Aug 11 2020 2:44 PM

Our sympathy to the family of 7. He was a childhood friend of my brother, Billy Don Brodell. He was a friendly guy and always seemed glad to see anyone from the older days. Our prayers are for you all; however, due to Covid, we will not be attending the services. God bless you all.

Gilbert & Kay (Brodell) Jackson Aug 10 2020 7:39 PM