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Joseph E. ""Joe Ed"" Harrelson

February 3, 1925 — February 23, 2008

Joseph E. ""Joe Ed"" Harrelson

Joseph E. ""Joe Ed"" Harrelson, age 83 of Equality, IL passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

Joe Ed was born in Equality on February 3, 1925 to the late Thurman and Liddie (Uselton) Harrelson. He was married for many years to Dorothy (Clark) who preceded in death. He then marred Hazel (Koker) who survives.

Joe Ed served his country in the Navy during World War II, he worked for the Illinois Dept. of Transporation Highway Dept, and retired from the Peabody Coal mines. He was a member of the Equality American Legion being a 50 year member, UMWA local 1602.

Joe Ed is survived by his wife, Hazel of Equality, Step Son Charles ""Monk"" (Connie) Harrelson of Equality, Step Son Billy (Sandy) Harrelson of Equality, Sister, Madeline Womack of Harrisburg, Il, Sister, Betty Oxford of Rosiclare, Il. 5 Step Grandchildren, Barbara Bourland, Melanie Hutcheson, Angie Harmon, Vicki Bean, and David Harrelson, 4 Step Grandchildren, Kyle Scott, Josh Bourland, Rebecca Bourland, and Madelyn Harrelson. Preceded in death by 3 Brothers, Jack, Hubert and Jr. Harrelson, 3 Sisters, Catherine, Mary and Peggy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Joe Ed will be Monday, February 25, 2008 from 5 to 8 pm at the Cox and Son Funeral home in Ridgway. Funeral will be Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the funeral home starting at 11 AM with Rev. Duke Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery near Equality with Military rites by the Equality American Legion.

On line condolences can be sent to the family at www.coxandson.com


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