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WEST FRANKFORT — Ollie Mae Browning, 94, formerly of West Frankfort, passed away Feb. 8, 2018, in Orchard View Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Columbus, Georgia.

Ollie was born May 31, 1923, in West Frankfort, Illinois, to Charles and Ollie (Green) Harkins-Richards.

She married Roy Browning on Dec. 20, 1945, in Huntsville, Alabama. No children were born to this union. Roy preceded her in death in 1997.

Ollie Mae was retired from Fort Benning where she worked as an executive secretary for over 30 years. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; five half-brothers, Paul, Louis, Honix, Joe, and Fred Harkins; and half-sister, Claudia Jarvis.

Ollie is survived by many nieces and nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and dear friend, neighbor and caretaker Deanna Grube of Georgia.

Ollie was loved by many.

We would like to acknowledge Kindred Hospice of Columbus, Georgia for their care.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 13, at Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Illinois, with Pastor Joey Dunning officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

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