The Rev. James Harley Rose, 87, of Cave-In-Rock, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center.
He was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church, Ordained General Baptist minister of 60 Years, Navy Veteran of WWII, member of Cave-In-Rock Lodge No. 444, Shriners, Cave-In-Rock Lions Club, Golden Circle, a founding member of Camp Oxford and Pleasant Hill General Baptist Church, and was a 31-year employee of the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Surviving is his wife, Eileen Rose of Cave-In-Rock; sons, Clifford Rose of Harrisburg, Tom Rose of Cave-In-Rock, Lowell Rose of Mt. Vernon and Eddie Rose of Harrisburg; sister, Clara Augusta Srygley of LaMont; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home in Cave-In-Rock with interment in Cave Hill Cemetery. The family received visitors from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at the funeral home. Masonic services werescheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Military rites will be given at the cemetery Sunday.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Camp Oxford, Route 34 South, Harrisburg, Ill. 62946.