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Herrin-Evelyn Grounds, 84, passed away 11:35 A.M., Monday, January 10, 2005 at her daughter’s home.
Evelyn was born June 17, 1920 to Corbett “C.M.” & Ora (Harris) Edwards. She married Ernest E. “Ernie” Grounds on February 12, 1940 in Marion, Kentucky. He preceded her in death on September 25, 2003.
Mrs. Grounds was a homemaker. She was very faithful in volunteering her time at the Herrin Food Pantry before her health began to fail. She was a member of the Herrin First Baptist Church where she enjoyed attending Sunday school & church. She had several hobbies, which included sewing, cooking and crafts.
Daughter & Son In Law: Nancy & Edward “Wayne” Johnson of Freeman Spur
Daughter & Son In Law: Janice & Artie Phillips of Herrin
Son & Daughter In Law: Frank & Helen Grounds of Benton
Son & Daughter In Law: Todd & Elizabeth Grounds of Herrin
22 Great Grandchildren
One Sister: Lucille Thompson of Murphysboro
Also survived by several nieces & nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother James Grounds.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Teal & Rev. Don Grammer officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Library or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.