Mt. Vernon Register-News


May 9, 2014

Dorris Black

Dorris A. Black, age 86, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Irvington, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born May 20, 1927, in Marissa, the daughter of James William and Eva Estella (Bilderback) Harriman. She married Lester W. “Les” Black on March 18, 1967, in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2001.

Mrs. Black is survived by her two sons, Mike Geralds and wife Brenda of Cravat and Rick Roeder of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Melba Knox and husband Junior of Woodlawn, Debbie Bean and husband Lloyd of Mt. Vernon, Marcia Irvin and husband Robert of Bonnie and Melinda Warren and special friend Norman Moulton of Centralia; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Harriman and wife Doris June of Eldorado and Roy Harriman and wife Thelma of Irvington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband of 34 years, Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Floyd “Toby” Scott; one grandson, Mark Knox; one granddaughter, Theresa Scott; one brother, James Russell Harriman; and six sisters Hazel Thompson, Patsy Handsbury, Thelma Harriman, Iris Mezel, Willa Mae Geralds and Martha Shevlin.

Mrs. Black was a member of Teamsters Local 50. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She was one to go mushroom hunting and antiquing. Earlier in life, she like to go fishing. She lived in Mt. Vernon for the last six years and previously lived in Irvington since 1967.

Mrs. Black was employed by the Hollywood Candy Company in Centralia, as an assembly line feeder for 22 years until her retirement in 1989.

Celebration of life services will be at 12 noon on Saturday at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia with Mr. Daniel Roy Harriman officiating. Interment will follow in Richview Township Cemetery in Richview.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 12 noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Black’s honor to the American Cancer Society and will be received by the funeral home.

Online condolences of sympathy may be left for Mrs. Black’s family at or on Facebook.

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