Harry Emerson Staley, 86, of Mount Vernon, passed away at 8:14 P.M., Saturday, January 24, at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 28, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with Reverend Richard McCormick officiating. Burial will follow at East Salem Cemetey in Jefferson County. Members of Mount Vernon American Legion Post #141 will conduct Full Military Honors at the cemetery. Friends of the Harry Emerson Staley Family may call from 9:00 A.M. until Service Time 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 28, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information or to send online condolences.