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Bobbie Malcom Sechrest
                                                                                              
Bobbie Malcom Sechrest, 82, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at the 
Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion.

Bobbie  was born Sunday Jan. 17, 1926, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Joel Emanuel and Florence Dorcus (McDuffy) Sechrest.  
He married Dorothy Marie Gossage on Aug. 28, 1948, in Mt. Vernon.

In honor of his wishes, Bobbie will be cremated and burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date with 
Rev. Gale Breeze officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.  Rev. Gale Breeze 
will conclude the visitation with a prayer at 3 p.m.  Inurnment will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County.  Members 
of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.  Bobbie is survived by wife 
Dorothy Marie Sechrest of Mt. Vernon; four sons, Jeff Sechrest of Mt. Vernon, Bobby Sechrest and wife Rebecca of Dana, David Sechrest 
and wife Susan of Dana and Donald Sechrest and wife Robin of Dana; a daughter, Doris Petri and husband Ritchie of Pontiac; a sister 
Mary Sechrest of Lakeland; and 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  
Several nieces and nephews also survive.

His parents; one daughter, Peggy Palmer; one son, Joel Sechrest; five brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Bobbie was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a chair builder for the Pontiac Chair Company, a deacon at 
Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the Goshen Trail Long Rifle Club.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome.com 
for further information and to send condolences.
 
 
 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date:  10-16-2008
Submitted by; Ken Richardson



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