Andrew James Vannier, age 5 months, of Murrayville, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
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He was born Dec. 6, 2011, in Springfield, the son of James M. and Casey Hendrix Vannier.
He is survived by his parents, James and Casey Vannier of Murrayville; his sister, Raelynn K. Vannier at home; half brother Daniel; maternal grandparents, Rev. Floyd and Kristine Hendrix of Nilwood; paternal grandparents, Jim and Debby Vannier of Jacksonville; maternal great-grandparents, Ted and Carol Keck of Edwardsville; paternal great-grandfather, Charles Miller of Bluffs; and maternal great-great grandmother, June Hess of Pocahontas. He was preceded in death by a brother, Teason James Vannier.
Andrew had a contagious smile. He loved everything and was loved by everyone.
Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday at Winchester City Cemetery, where Andrew will be buried beside his brother, Teason. The family will meet friends 9-11 a.m. Friday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with a procession to the cemetery leaving the funeral home at 11 a.m. Memorials are suggested to the family, in care of Casey Vannier. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on May 9, 2012