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Served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army Herman J. Frye, the son of Herman B. Frye and Etta Leona Whitaker, was born on Feb. 19, 1922 in Ava, and passed away on July 21, 2009 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill., at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 2 days.
“Shug” served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing, golf and checkers, and also spending time with his family. He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline, Ill., and a former member of the Ava United Methodist Church in Ava, Mo. Shug would move from Ava, Mo., to Milan, Ill., and after retiring from International Harvester in Moline, Ill., moved back to Squires, Mo., until leaving to live at the home of his daughter in Hampton, Ill.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a former wife, Dorothy Lucille Hicks; his wife, Ethel Frye; three sisters, Donna Jean Frye, Maxine Frye and Faye Sherman; and two brothers, Dwayne and Jack Frye.
Shug is survived by his daughter, Cheryl McLaughlin and her husband, Mike, of Hampton, Ill.; two sisters, Luna White, of Springfield, Mo., and Martha Lee Marshall, of Bolivar, Mo.; his brother, Jim E. Frye, of Squires; a grand¬daughter, Tera Elliott, of Hampton, Ill.; great-granddaughters Courtney Elliott, Audrey Elliott and Chelsey and Alexa Ellis; a great-great-granddaughter, California Elliott; a stepdaughter, Sherian Robinson, of Dewitt, Ark.; and step-grandchildren Sheba Snyder, Porter Gill, Sheria Gill, of Dewitt, Ark., Frank Dobbins, of East Moline, Ill., Sam Dobbins, of Colorado, and Brent Rouse, of Rock Island, Ill.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24, at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava, with the Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten officiating, and interment at the Fannon Cemetery, Ava, Mo. There will be a visitation today (Thursday, July 23) from 7-8 p.m. at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to the Fannon Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.