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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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