Obituaries

Bobby Joe Hines
Bobby Joe Hines, 67, of Anna, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 7, 2021, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Family and friends came to celebrate his birthday with him on Jan. 6, the day before his passing. He left this Earth knowing that he was loved and will be missed by many.  He was...
Joe J. Smith
Joe J. Smith, 72, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at his home.  He was born on Aug. 18, 1948, in Anna, the son of Ellis and Virginia Hamel Smith.   Mr. Smith is survived by three sons, Little Joe (Samantha) Smith of Grand Tower, James Lee Smith of Jonesboro and Danny (Carol) Hancock of...
Dale Harvell
Dale Harvell, 82, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on July 19, 1938, in Tamms, the son of Thomas and Pearl Bridges Harvell.  He married Dorothy Williams on Nov. 4, 1959. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his children, Darryl (Diane) Harvell...
Edna R. Poole
Edna R. Poole, 91, died on Jan. 6, 2021, in Carbondale. She was born on Dec. 4, 1929, the daughter of Ford and Anna Hubach Cates.  She married Norbert Leo Basler on July 16, 1948. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1982. On Dec. 8, 1991, she married Donald Poole. He went to meet the Lord on Sept...
Doris Choate, of Grand Tower, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, at her home. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.  Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna...
Susan ‘Sue Ann’ Trout
Susan “Sue Ann” Trout, 89, of Highland, and formerly of East Cape Girareau, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Highland Health Care Center.  She was born on June 9, 1931, in Kennett, Mo., the daughter of Roscoe and Edith Baker McKinley.   She married William Trout on July 8, 1949. She worked for...
John Edward Cage Jr., 77, of Cairo, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at 12:14 a.m. at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Jan. 30, 1943, in Cairo, the son of John Edward Sr. and Evelyn Edwards Cage. He loved reading, watching animal shows and playing bingo. He was a member of Mighty Rivers...
George W. Warren Sr.
George W. Warren Sr., 79, of Cobden, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on Feb. 14, 1941, in Franklin County, the son of Clyde Davis and Ethel M. McNeal Warren.   George married Linda Mangold on June 30, 1962, at the First Baptist...
Alta Mae (Sowers) Taylor
Alta Mae (Sowers) Taylor, formerly of Mounds, died Jan. 5, 2021, at Brandon Regional Medical Center, Brandon, Fla. She was born May 27, 1929, in Ullin, to Arvle and Ina Mae (Crippen) Sowers. On Sept. 25, 1949, she married Donald Jean Taylor, of Mounds, who preceded her in death. She was a member of...
Jim Larry Jr.
Jim Larry Jr., 73, of Villa Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born in Cairo on Nov. 7, 1947, the son of James M. Larry Sr., and Gladys Rainwater Larry.  He married Brenda Crown on August 7, 1971. He was a devoted husband and dad, and a loving grandfather,...

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