Harry Coleson

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Harry Emerson Coleson, 74, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Pulaski, Ill., son of Lloyd Edgar Coleson and Ruby Bell Harp Coleson Rogers. He and Mary Marie Deweese were married Jan. 28, 1961, in Olive Branch.

Coleson attended Trinity Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, David, Daniel and Paul Coleson of the home; three sisters, Marian Sams and Sharon Foster of Olive Branch, Judy Perkins of Seymour, Tenn.; three brothers, Jim Coleson of Charleston, Mo., Herschel Coleson of Olive Branch, and Tom Coleson Sr. of Advance, Mo.

He was preceded in death by four brothers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., and after 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Assembly of God Church.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Joshua McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.