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James Louis Blevins

April 10, 1943 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 75)

James Louis Blevins, 75, of Alton, IL, died at his residence on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8:03 am. He was born April 10, 1943, in Gillespie, IL to Leonard Blevins, Sr. & Mildred (Gray) Blevins. He married Geneva (Griffin) Blevins. He was retired after having worked as a coal miner at Monterey Coal Co. James was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle of Godfrey. He is a veteran of the US Navy. He is survived by his spouse, Geneva Blevins of Alton, IL, children, James Louis (Sherry) Blevins Jr. of Wood River, IL, Cathy Serrett of Miami, FL, Rebecca (John) Sills of Marion, IL, Karen (Chris) Mason of East Alton, IL, B J (Stacy) Hearty of Staunton, IL, grandchildren, Elija (Jenny) Blevins, Shelly Thomas, Erin Haught, Emily Blevins, Lexy Blevins, Reggie LaFuria, Julie Blevins, Gordy Blevins, Amanda Blevins, Cara (Vincent) Woodward, Sharlee Mason, Kendra Mason, great-grandchildren, Jasper Woodward, Daphnie Woodward, Isabella Blevins, Dalilah Blevins, Ember Thomas, Desmond Haught, siblings, Lindell (Martha) Blevins of NC, Wayne (Doris) Blevins of Dorchester, IL, Tom Blevins of Gillespie, IL, Alberta "Bert" Shempf of Peoria, IL, Vi Edwards of Gillespie, IL, and Carolyn Rimar of Troy, IL. James was preceded in death by his parents, son, Steven Blevins, brothers, Luke Blevins, Richard Blevins, Leonard Blevins, sisters, Edna Mae Releford, Marie Brewer, Clarissa "Babe" Troxel, Alvena Friend, Marianna Peacock and Dorothy Blevins. Friends may call on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL with Pastor Alfred Daves and Brother Doyle Beck officiating. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie, IL. Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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