CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. — James Harley Rose, 87, of Cave-In-Rock died Friday at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center.
He was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church and an ordained General Baptist minister for 60 years. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a 31-year employee of the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Surviving are his wife, Eileen Rose; four sons, Clifford Rose and Eddie Rose, both of Harrisburg, Tom Rose of Cave-In-Rock, and Lowell Rose of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Clara Augusta Srygley of LaMont; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home in Cave-in-Rock, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery with military rites.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 6 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Camp Oxford, Ill. 34 South, Harrisburg, IL 62946.