Obituaries

Lavern L. “Hardrock” Johnson, 77, of Morris, and formerly of Elwood, and Anna-Jonesboro died Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, 2017, at Morris Hospital, surrounded by family. Born on April 27, 1940, in Union County, Lavern Leon was a son of Earl Edward and Blanche Agnes Freeman Johnson. He was raised in...
Robert M. Wilson Jr., 76, of Walnut, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at his home. He was born on Dec. 10, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Robert Sr. and Juanita Vincent Wilson. He married Joan Devine on Aug. 16, 1969, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 2013. He was a speech...
Brenda Kane, 53, of Jonesboro, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at her home in Jonesboro. She was born on Nov. 12, 1964, in St. Louis, the daughter of Franklin Delano and Florence Marie Dunlap Kane. She was a loyal member of Faith Community Church in Anna. She enjoyed crocheting, shopping...
Valarine M. Tucker Thomas, 89, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Integrity Heathcare in Anna. She was born on Dec. 11, 1927, in Saratoga, the daughter of Alva and Emma Wall Tucker. She married William H. Thomas on Feb. 2, 1946, in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1994. She...
Francis Joseph Lingle, 94, of West Frankfort, and formerly of Cobden, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in West Frankfort. He was born on July 13, 1923, in Cobden, the son of Frank and Josepha Patterson Lingle. He married Helen Craig on Nov. 27, 1954. She preceded him...
Opal L. Treece, 95, of Breese, and formerly of Anna, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on Oct. 24, 1922, in Dongola, the daughter of Elbert Henry and Iva Eve Ury Dillow. She married Martin Leon Treece on May 7, 1942. They shared 67 years together. He preceded her in death on...
Jared Newman, 32, of Anna, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at his home. He was born on Sept. 16, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Bruce and Kay Halterman Newman. He married Heather Freeman on May 25, 2013, at Ferne Clyffe State Park near Goreville. Jared is survived by his wife, Heather Newman of...
Echo Blue Newman, 1, of Anna, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on Nov. 20, 2015, in Carbondale, the daughter of Jared S. and Heather Freeman Newman. Echo is survived by her mother, Heather Newman of Anna; a brother, Jet Newman of Anna; paternal grandparents Bruce and Kay...
Russell S. Brinker, 85, of Makanda, died Saturday, Nov. 4, at home. Graveside services were at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Mound City National Cemetery. Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements. To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family,...
Wilson L. Dover, 70, of rural Anna, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on Sept. 1, 1947, in Anna, the son of Carl and Edna Lucille Webb Dover. He married Sharon Gibbons on June 30, 1992, in Paducah. He was a long time member of the Church of God. He served...

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