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Kenneth "7" Harris

August 28, 1932 — August 6, 2020

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.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Coal Bank Springs Cemetery

, Marion, IL 62959

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