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Russell Braddy, 79, of Bluford, Illinois passed away at 2:30 A.M. March 19, 2017 at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born August 6, 1937 in Bluford, Illinois to parents, Raymond Harvey & Jennie Otis (McConaughey) Braddy. Russell married Maxine Taaka at East Salem Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon Illinois on June 6, 1959. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Per his wishes, Mr. Braddy will be cremated after the visitation.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Casey Avenue Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Pastor Jerry Montgomery officiating.
Russell Braddy is survived by his wife, Maxine Braddy of Bluford, Illinois; 2 sons, Michael Braddy of Bluford, Illinois and Mark Braddy and his wife, Sherri of Summersville, Illinois; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother, William Braddy and wife, JoAnn of Hillcrest, Illinois; sister, Prudence Harden of Riverton, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents; son, Jeffrey Braddy; and sister, Marjorie Youngblood preceded him in death.
Russell was a member of Casey Avenue Baptist Church, worked as a farmer on the farm that has been in his family for over 100 years, then retired as a truck driver. He loved his antique tractors and spending time with his grandkids and great grand kids. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to Casey Avenue Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on March 20, 2017
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