Obituaries

Colton James Dunaway
Colton James Dunaway, 23, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and formerly of Anna, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Murfreesboro, Tenn.   He was born on March 14, 1997, in Carbondale, the son of Melinda and Greg Perry of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Rick and Rhonda Dunaway of Anna. He is survived by his parents,...
Max R. Casey
Max R. Casey, 70, of rural Buncombe, died at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at his home. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by members of his loving family. Mr. Casey was born on Dec. 13, 1949, in Union County, the son of Edwin and Bonita Watkins Casey. On March 20, 1970, he was...
Robert ‘Bob’ Jerrell
Robert “Bob” Jerrell, 77, of Cobden, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 9, 1943, in Pulaski, the son of Roscoe and Martha Lindsey Jerrell.  He married Peggy Ralls-Youngblood on July 4, 2005.  Mr. Jerrell is survived by his mother,...
Richard ‘Dick’ L. McCain
Richard “Dick” L. McCain, 81, of Palm Springs, Calif., and formerly of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Palm Springs, Calif.  He was born on April 27, 1938, the son of Leslie and Hazel Housman McCain. His mother died shortly after his birth; he was raised by his maternal grandmother and...
Audrey Cunningham
Audrey Cunningham, 87, of Anna, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  She was born on Sept. 11, 1933, in Scottsbluff, Neb., the daughter of Alex and Minnie Muth Meier.  She married Ralph N. Cunningham on Jan. 6, 1952. Mrs. Cunningham is survived by her children, Karen...
Esther Willcut, 95, of Anna, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born on Nov. 16, 1924, in Union County, the daughter of Willie and Nora Gettys Smith.  She married Ralph Willcut. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1985. She is survived by...
Orval W. Obptande
Orval W. Obptande, 73, of Herrin, and a former long-time resident of Anna and Nashville, Tenn., died peacefully at 8:03 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at the Shawnee Senior Living Center of Herrin. He was born on March 26, 1947, in Anna, the son of Joseph William Obptande and Lawanda Emery. He was...
Juanita Marie Butler
Juanita M. Butler, 80, of Anna, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at her home.  She was born on Sept. 13, 1939, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Herman Logan and Doris Marie Cast O’Daniell.   She married Raymond L. Butler on Sept. 19, 1959, in Anna. She is survived by her husband of almost 61 years,...
Jack Lee Manus
Jack Lee Manus, 82, of Lick Creek, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at his home. He was born on July 24, 1938, in Muncie, Ind., the son of Wayne and Ruth Johnson Manus and later adopted by Lester and Izita Jenkins. Mr. Manus worked for  the Delco Remy GM plant for 30 years before he...
Robert Isaacs
Robert “Bob” G. Isaacs Sr., 88, of Cobden, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at his home.  He was born on Aug. 14, 1932, in Centralia, the son of Elmer and Lucille Roberts Isaacs.  He married the love of his life, Shirley Absher, on May 29, 1954, in Crown Point, Ind. She preceded him in death in...

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