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Perry L. "P.L." Montgomery

Marion- Perry L. “P.L.” Montgomery, age 90, of Marion, passed away at 3:12pm on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Herrin Hospital. Perry was born in Williamson County on March 11, 1928, the son of H.D. and Inez (Albright) Montgomery. He married Betty McGee in Osceola, Arkansas on November 2, 1946. She survives in Marion. Mr. Montgomery was a retired minister, serving at several Baptist churches located in Union and Clear Creek associations.
Survivors include son- Garry and Marylen Montgomery of Pittsburg Son- Gorden and Shirley Montgomery of Goreville Six Grandchildren- Perry Montgomery Cheri Blumenstock Monica Geyman Mindy Gresham Kelly Montgomery Tamzen Edwards Twenty-Three great grandchildren One Great Great grandchild He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers- Ross, Raymond, Glenn, H.D., and John Montgomery, and one sister- Helena Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 12:30pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin McNeely will officiate. Burial will follow at McKinney Chapel Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 10:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family final arrangements. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church or the Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the services or at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com

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Sorry I am so late to share. I was looking through an old NOBTS directory when I saw his name and decided to see what I could find. Perry was a dear friend while we were at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1970's). He and I went fishing together a few times. Once I caught a big Sheepshead and Perry fried it for us. I also was privileged to visit him in Woodland and speak in his church before going to Africa (Togo) as a missionary. Perry was one of the kindest people I have known. He often gave me good advice as I was pastor of a church near the seminary.

Bill McCall Oct 18 2021 5:08 PM