Obituaries

Kevin Tyler Cooley
Kevin Tyler Cooley, 46, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2017, after a three-year battle with stomach cancer with family by his side. Mr. Cooley was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Hermitage Hills Baptist Church. He served with the Metro Nashville Police...
Lowell Eugene Freeman
Lowell Eugene Freeman, 73, of Anna, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1943, in Mattoon, the son of Lowell Guy and Ruby Maxine Ingram Freeman. He married Dorothy Huffman on Oct. 17, 1959, in Toledo. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Freeman of Anna;...
James ‘Larry’ Karraker
James “Larry” Karraker, 69, of Anna, died at 5:04 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at his home. He was born on Aug. 21, 1947, in Carbondale, the son of James C. and Moneada E. Karraker. He was a 1965 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and a 1969 graduate of Southern Illinois University,...
Morton S. Wright
Morton S. Wright, 76, of Makanda, and formerly of Anna, died at 7:17 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Houston Methodist-Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born in Karnak on May 1, 1941, the son of Paul and Bernetta Reed Wright. He married the love of his life, Kathleen (Wicker) Wright...
Dan Paul Hileman
Dan Paul Hileman, 72, of Anna, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was born on Dec. 7, 1944, in Jonesboro, the son of Ray Alfred and Blanche Dillon Hileman. He married Suzanne Brookman on March 20, 1965, in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne...
Michael Edward “Mike” Talaga, 53, of rural Dongola, died at his home on June 4, 2017. He was born on May 4, 1964, in Fort Knox, Ky., the son of Stanley James and Marilyn Peterson Talaga. He grew up in Hanover Park, but spent his last few years with his family in Dongola. He enjoyed outdoors and...
Martha M. Dillow, 83, of Dongola, died at 6:22 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 29, 1933, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Ernest E. and Ruby Marie Jenkins Ury. She married Ronald Dillow on July 27, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church...
Walter Joseph Kaszubski, 72, of Makanda, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral...
Earlene Anderson Hale, 95, of South Gate, Calif., died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at PIH Hospital in Downey, Calif. She was born on Nov. 5, 1921, in Tamms, the daughter of Merritt McKinley Anderson and Lula Hoops Anderson. She graduated in 1940 from the Tamms Community High School. She and William...
Tony Gowin
Tony Gowin, 65, of McClure, and formerly of Olive Branch, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 22, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Terrence Kaye and Gladys June Simpkins Gowin. He married Donna Toler on Oct. 27, 1972. He served his...

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