James “Jim” Edward Dodson

James “Jim” Edward Dodson, 87, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 9:42 A.M. June 1, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois surrounded by his family. He was born May 4, 1930 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, William E. & Virginia (Snow) Dodson. He married Freda Evonne Carroll on January 16, 1949 in Morganfield, Kentucky and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2016. A Visitation will be held Monday, June 5, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  A Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Paul Widicus officiating. Interment will follow at Kirk Cemetery in Ina, Illinois where members of the Mt. Vernon American Legion Post #141 will conduct a Flag Presentation.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to Wesley United Methodist Church or Kirk Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.