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Herrin – Altie Lee “Al” Lannom, 82, of Herrin formerly of Marion departed this life at 6 A.M. on January 27, 2010 at home with his wife and daughter Sharon by his side.
Al was born December 26, 1927 in Johnston City the son of Oscar and Nancy (Chunn) Lannom. He married Betty Nell Durham on January 14, 1947 and she preceded him in death. He married Juanita (Sellars) Lannom on December 22, 1996.
He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy as Seaman (SN) 1st Class. He was with the Operating Engineers in California and retired from the Williamson County Highway Department. Al loved the outdoors, enjoying fishing, hunting and swimming. He also enjoyed playing cards on the computer.
In addition to his wife he is survived by;
Daughter – Sharon Lannom Dobroski and husband Michiel, Sr. of Marion
Son – William R. Lannom and wife Ruby of Marion
Daughter – Nancy Conner and friend Kevin of Potosi, WI
Michiel Dobroski and wife Dawn of Royalton
Altie Thomas Dobroski of Marion
Teresa A. Walter and husband Thomas of Germany
Altie Lee Lannom and wife Marissa of Herrin
Billy Lannom of Johnston City
Chris Lannom and wife Tara of Crab Orchard
Ashleigh Nicole Holland of Murphysboro
Twelve Great Grandchildren
Sister – Lucille Ray of Johnston City
He was preced in death by his Parents, his first wife Betty Lannom, daughter Ladonna Jean, two sisters and five brothers.
Graveside services will be Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 1 P.M. at Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Military rites will be presented by Marion’s VFW Post #1301, American Legion Post #147, and National Guard Flag Detail Unit. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959.