TAMMS, Ill. -- Plez Harvell, 89, of Tamms died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Delta, Ill., to George and Osee Crocker Harvell. He and Mildred Lawrence were married in May 1940 and enjoyed 68 years together.
Harvell was a member of First Baptist Church in Tamms. He worked on construction many years, raised cattle and farmed. His favorite pastimes were 4-wheel riding, fishing, ginseng hunting and coon hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred of Tamms; a son, Michael (Thelma) Harvell Sr. of Tamms; a daughter, Pamela Harvell of Tamms; a grandson, Michael Harvell Jr. of Apple Creek, Mo; two granddaughters, Nichole Dunn of Millersville, Julie Choate of LaVergne, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Newell of Tamms, Freida Miller of Chaffee, Mo.; a brother, Charles Harvell of Tamms; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ruby Ice, Viola Twente, Zula Mae Melvin; and a brother, Harley Harvell.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gene Hart officiating. Interment will be in McCrite Cemetery with military rites by Illinois National Guard.
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