Obituaries

Christopher Stephen ‘Chris’ Rhymer
Chris Rhymer, 43, of Carbondale, died Friday, May 15, 2020, at his home.  He was born Aug. 5, 1976, in Lakenheath, England, the son of Jay and Jeannie Haynes Rhymer. He is survived by his life partner, Rachel Walker of Carbondale; his mother, Jeannie Haynes of Anna; his father, Jay (Debbie) Rhymer...
LaWanda Lyerla
LaWanda Lyerla, 85, of Alto Pass, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at her home. She was born on March 2, 1935, in Anna, the daughter of Claude and Mary Proctor Hartline.  She married Harold Lyerla on Dec. 4, 1954, and  they had remained at each other’s side for the last 65 years. She is survived by her...
Alice Marie Bauer McMillion
Alice Marie Bauer McMillion peacefully passed away at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Carpenter’s (Hospice) House in River Ridge, La., at the age of 91. She was born on Oct. 28, 1928, the daughter of Stella Tomlinson and Roy R. Bauer of Jonesboro. On Jan. 8, 1950, she married Harold Raymond...
Mary Lou Cochran
Mary Lou Cochran, 95, of Springfield, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at her home surrounded by loved ones.  She was born in Anna on Feb. 10, 1925, the youngest of four children.   She married Arthur Cochran in Eminence, Mo., on Oct. 6, 1950.   She was active in the King’s Daughters Organization,...
Jon R. Sanders, 75, of Cobden, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on March 3, 1945, in Mt. Carmel, the son of William and Zelma Irene Dillard Sanders. He is survived by  one brother, Larry Sanders. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be no...
Darlene Zubbrick, 76, of Carbondale, died Friday, May 29, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare.  She was born on June 20, 1943, in Chicago, the daughter of Ester Livermore Grey.  She will be missed by many friends, including, Monika, Dianna, Lucinda, Cassidy, Randy, Heidi, Steve, Shannon, Tommy, Robert...
James Price, 77, of Goreville, died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare.  He was born on Aug. 29, 1942. He married Dongzhen Qi on April 13, 2009, in China.  Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Dongzhen Price. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He worked many years as a truck...
Paul H. “Doc” DuBois, 89, of Cobden, died Sunday, May 31, 2020, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.  He was born on Nov. 21, 1930, in Cobden, the son of Howard and Florence Ihle DuBois. He is survived by nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and...
Sherry Raeleen (Dabbs) Newell
Sherry Raeleen Dabbs Newell, 49, of Mill Creek, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on Jan. 4, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Grady and Imogene Nolan Dabbs. She was very family oriented.  She loved her grandchildren dearly. She loved...
Debra Ann Cross Franklin
Debra Ann Cross Franklin, 61, of Olive Branch, died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Sept. 14, 1958, in Cairo, the daughter of Fred Eugene and Katie Lee Estes Cross.  She married Lynn Franklin on May 19, 1978.  Known by many as the “Burger...

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