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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Bonita Jewel Belford

  • Bonita Jewel “Judy” Belford, 72, of Ridgway, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
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  • Bonita Jewel "Judy" Belford, 72, of Ridgway, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
    She was born July 6, 1940, in Eichorn, a small community in Hardin County, the daughter of Howard A. and Mildred Catherine (Shelby) Collier. She married Charles D. Belford July 2, 1956, in Corinth, Miss. Charles preceded her in death Aug. 1, 2000.
    Judy attended the First Baptist Church in Ridgway.
    Judy is survived by her daughter, Lisa Belford and Leonard Pritchard Jr. of Shawneetown; four sons, Ron Belford and fiance Amy Browning of Omaha, Mike Belford of Ridgway, Bob and Kim Belford of Ridgway and Randy and Janice Belford of Crossville; three sisters, Joyce and Thomas Carter of Golconda, Sharon and Floyd Thompson of Perryville, Mo. and Carol Sue and the Rev. Bernie Cowgill of Eldorado; one brother, Don and Connie Collier of Raleigh; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and granddaughter, Chelsea Belford.
    Visitation for Judy will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway. The funeral service will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, with the Rev. Rob Gallion and the Rev. Bernie Cowgill officiating. Burial will follow the service at Jackson Cemetery near Ridgway.
    Internet condolences may be made at the following website, www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com.
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