December 2013

Clifford E. Manus

<strong>Clifford E. Manus, age 65 of Anna, died at 10:40 am, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  He was born on July 11, 1948 in Anna, the son of Lester E. and Juanita (Rhodes) Manus. </strong>

Frank Adam Spurlock

         Mr. Frank Adam Spurlock, age 65 of Jonesboro, died at 8:01 pm, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  He was born on May 12, 1948 in Anna, the son of Adam Franklin and Josephine Uselton Spurlock.  He was married to Virgie Webb who preceded him death in 2001.

Linda Louise Craig

Mrs. Linda Louise Craig, age 71 of Jonesboro, died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at her home in Jonesboro. She was born November 18, 1942 in Alto Pass, the daughter of Floyd Lewis and Opal Arcille Allen Swink. She married James Wilbourn Craig Sr. on October 3, 1959 in McClure. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1999.

Robert “Bobby” Lannom

         Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lannom, age 50 of Dongola, died at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2013 at his home in Dongola. He was born September 14, 1963 in Anna, the son of Robert L. and Shirley M. Jerolds Lannom. He married Jovan Rodriguez.

Illinois Secretary of State highlights new laws which took effect on Jan. 1

Two important pieces of legislation initiated in 2013 by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White took effect as new laws on Jan. 1.

The new laws include measures that strengthen the state’s Graduated Driver Licensing, GDL, program, as well as further restrict the issuance of court supervision.  

Other new laws which took effect Jan. 1 make significant changes to the Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities.

Patricia Sue “Pat” Abernathy

Patricia Sue “Pat” Abernathy, 76, of Jonesboro, died at 7:52 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

She was born on May 13, 1937, in Dongola, the daughter of Roy and Evelyn Anderson  Keller.

She married Jason Ray Casey on May 1, 1955. Born from this union were two daughters, Rebecca Sue and Nancy Elizabeth; and two sons, Jason Ray Casey II and James Roy Casey. Pat later married William “Doc” Abernathy on Dec. 18, 1982, at their home in Carbondale.

Mary Joyce Lessar

       Mrs. Mary Joyce Lessar, age 56 of Tamms, died at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2013 in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born August 11, 1957 in Anna, the daughter of James Wilburn and Betty Jo Noble Russell Vick. She married Melvin Dwayne Lessar on April 29, 1977 in Elco.         

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