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Louis L. "Whitey" Harland, 63, of McLeansboro, died 10:07 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2000, in rural Dahlgren.
He was born August 21, 1936, in Nashville, to the late John L. and Etta (Cunningham) Harland.
He married Lottie Dimple Warner Claxton of Chatsworth, Georgia. He later married Joyce Underwood, who preceded him in death. He then married Ava Stover Guinn of McLeansboro.
Mr. Harland was a furniture salesman and worked in industrial recycling, with Harland Operations. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Ava, he is survived by one son, Louis Harland and wife, Ann Marie of McLeansboro; three stepsons, Ron Gwinn and wife, Diana of McLeansboro, Mike Marvin of Irving, Texas, Robert Marvin and wife, Betty Rhine of Benton; two daughters, Lottie and husband, Gary Underwood of Jacksonville, Fla., Melissa and wife, Marvin Miller of Dahlgren; two stepdaughters, Louella and husband, Larry Green of Centralia, Velma and husband, Frank Pennington of Norris City; one brother, John Larland and wife, Helen of Koshkonong, Mo.; one sister, Opal and husband Bertis Knight of Carmi; nine grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 11 great-stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a wife, his parents, two brothers, and four sisters.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2000. at Hopewell Baptist Church near McLeansboro. Rev. Robert Sefried officiated. Burial was in Richardson Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Hopewell Baptist Church, and will be accepted at the funeral home.