Harley Brush, Jr.

Aug 24th, 2007

Marion Harley Brush, Jr., 77, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

Harley was born July 28, 1930 in Williamson County. He married Daphene McGowan on September 14, 1952 in Marion and together they have shared over 54 years of marriage. Daphene survives in Marion.

Harley was a retired coal miner, working for Amax-Delta Mines. He has attended the Aldersgate United Methodist Church for over 40 years and was a member of the UMWA. Harley and Daphene loved Marion and SIU basketball. Harley and his son Gary farmed and raised beef cattle in Johnson County.

Survivors include:
Wife Daphene Brush of Marion
Son Gary T. Brush and wife Linda of Vienna
Daughter Karen Ponder and husband Terry of Cleveland, TN
Grandson Sam Ponder of Cleveland, TN
Three sisters;
Shirley Martin of Marion
Ina Absher and husband Orie of Chatham
Myrna Litton and husband Tom of Marion

Preceded by Parents, Sister, Maxine Klope.

Funeral services will be Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 3:30 P.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Chris Cutsinger, Rev. Jerry Schell and Cheryl Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00 8:00 P.M. at Mitchell-Hughes.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Relay for Life for Cancer. Envelopes will be available at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.

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