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Sunday June 26th, 2016

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Stephen L. Follis

Marion- Stephen Lee Follis, 66, of Marion, passed away at 8:25 AM, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at River to River Residential in Marion. Stephen was born on October 7, 1949 in Carbondale to Bobby and Betty (Murrow) Follis. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as a cook. After being honorably discharged, he returned home and worked as a cook at Tony’s Steakhouse and then owned and operated Stegie’s Pizza in Marion for 20 years. He most recently worked as an exterminator for Egyptian Exterminating in Marion. He was Baptist. He enjoyed dogs. He named all of his dogs after different brands of beer. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, working and doing favors for his friends. He liked to play cards, especially poker and golfing at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Energy. He enjoyed taking his nieces and nephews to live wrestling events. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. Survivors include- Dad- Bobby Follis of Marion Sister- Gayla Dial of Mounds Brother- Rob Follis and wife Cathy of Lakeland, FL Nieces and nephews- Dennis Poshard of Carbondale Theresa McMahon of Mt. Vernon Kristen Poshard and husband Tom Lech of Glen Carbon Peter Ellis of Mt. Vernon Several great nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his mother and sister- Jeanne Hays. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 26, 1016 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. Duane Shoemaker will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Military rites will be presented by members of the Marion VFW Post #1301 and American Legion Post #147 and the United States Navy. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Memorial donations are suggested to the Poshard Foundation- Beds for Kids and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home/ 800 N. Market/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register. Please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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