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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Samuel Franklin "Frank" Head

  • Samuel Franklin "Frank" Head, 93 of Benton, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 13, 2013, at his home.
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  • Samuel Franklin "Frank" Head, 93 of Benton, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 13, 2013, at his home.
    He was born in Whitesville, Ky., on May 5, 1920, the son of Walter and Minnie (Bullington) Head.
    He married Ruth Sullivan on Oct. 12, 1949, in Carmi and she survives.
    Mr. Head was an Army Veteran, serving in the Signal Corps.
    Mr. Head was a life member of the Benton VFW, and a member of the Benton American Legion Post and the Akin Masonic Lodge of Thomsonville.
    Mr. Head is survived by his wife, Ruth Head of Benton; four children, Jim Head and wife Toni of Benton, Jodene Head of Bloomington, Wayne Head and wife Martha of Harrisburg and Linda Fred and husband Michael of Urbana; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
    Mr. Head was preceded in death by his parents; by a daughter, Shirley Threewitt; by a son, Larry Head; by twin daughters, Rosalyn and Carolyn; four brothers; and two sisters.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Karl Barnfield officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Thompsonville. Military Rites will be conducted by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts and the National Guard Honor Squad. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.
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