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Sewell, Haze Allen Jr.
Haze Allen Sewell, Jr, age 79, of Keithsburg, Illinois died on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 9:58 P.M. in rural Galesburg, Illinois.

He was born on April 9, 1930 in Henderson, Tennessee, the son of Haze and Maude Browder Sewell.

He married Garnett Robinson on September 25, 1949 in Glasford, Illinois. She survives of Keithsburg, Illinois.

Also surviving are daughters: Deborah (Jack) Lawrence of Wataga, Illinois, Ruth (Brett) Briney of Galesburg, Illinois.

Grandchildren: Donna (Brad) Edwards, Marci Hostetter, Karrie (Jason) Alsop, Shannon (Michael) Davis and Justin Briney and seven great grandchildren.

Sister: Sylvia Robinson of Peoria, Illinois.

Brothers: Charles Sewell of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jerry Sewell of Peoria, Illinois, Claude (Tomalee) Sewell of Bulverde, Texas, Fred (Mary) Sewell of Bartonville, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Dennis Sewell and one son: Russell Allen Sewell.

He was raised and educated in Tennessee and Arkansas.

He worked at Keystone Steel & Wire in Bartonville, Illinois in the nail mill, retiring after 30 years in January 1978. He also worked for Sewell Brothers Tree Service in Bartonville, Illinois.

He was of the Christian faith.

He was a very active member and Past Master of the Verlin M. Showalter Masonic Lodge #1172, AF & AM of Bartonville, Illinois and the Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #113, AF & AM of Keithsburg, Illinois. He was an honorary member of the Oquawka Masonic Lodge #123, AF & AM of Oquawka, Illinois.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Revs. Chuck Reynolds and Jim Reynolds officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois with Masonic Services conducted by Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #113, AF & AM of Keithsburg, Illinois at 7:30 P.M.

Burial in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Bartonville, Illinois at 2:30 P.M.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to the Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #113, AF & AM of Keithsburg, Illinois or the Community Bible Church in Knoxville, Illinois.

Online condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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