Obituaries

Ronald Joe 'Bear' King
Ronald Joe “Bear” King, 65, of Anna, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.  He was born on March 1, 1955, in Anna, the son of Roy N. and Myrtle A. Treese King.             Mr. King is survived by his sister, Karen (Garry) Poole of Anna; a brother, Jerry (Pauline)...
Charles E. Girtman
Charles E. Girtman, 85, of Makanda, and formerly of Percy,  died Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.   He was born on Oct. 8, 1935, in Union County, the son of Coy and Dorothy Mae Little Girtman.   He married Sue Johnston on June 3, 2000, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.           Mr...
Ray Hartline
Ray Hartline, 94, of Alto Pass, died Thursday, June 17, 2021, at his home.   He was born on Sept. 8, 1926, in Dongola, the son of Oscar and Mabel Goodman Hartline.  He married Susanna Armenth on Feb. 4, 1955, in Kentucky.          Mr. Hartline is survived by his wife, Susanna Hartline of Alto Pass...
Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch
Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch, 79, of Metropolis, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Ellerbusch was born on April 3, 1942, in Boaz (in rural Massac County). She was a 1959 graduate of Joppa High School.  Barbara and Norman Ellerbusch...
Brenda Sue Allen
Brenda Sue Allen, 65, of Bardwell, Ky., and formerly of Mounds, Illinois, died Monday, June 14, 2021, at her residence in Bardwell. She was born in Cairo on Oct. 29, 1955, the daughter of Henry Sheppard Sr. and Dorothy Higgins Sheppard.   She loved spending time with her grandchildren and cherished...
Kathleen Dakin
Kathleen Dakin, 68, of Olmsted, died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021, at her home, with her loving family by her side.  She was born on Feb. 21, 1953, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Justine Przybysz. She married David Dakin on Sept. 21, 1991.  She was very proud of her family, whom she...
Marilyn Comte, 80, of Cairo and formerly of Thebes and Cape Girardeau, died Friday, June 11, 2021, in Cairo. She was born on March 1, 1941, in Murphysboro.  She married Eugene David Comte on Dec. 26, 1959, in Murphysboro. Mr. Comte preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1996.  She was a Lutheran and was...
Kelly Michelle Sneddon
Kelly Michelle Sneddon, 49, of Jonesboro, died Friday, June 11, 2021.  She was born on April 21, 1972, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of John R. “Butch” and Nadine Kelley Sneddon.  She married Troy Bowers on May 15, 2004. She is survived by her husband Troy and son, Bryce Bowers, both of Jonesboro...
Theresa J. Stell Franklin
Theresa J. Stell Franklin, 60, died peacefully on Friday, June 11, 2021, at Southern Illinois Healthcare Herrin Hospital in Herrin. She was born on Sept. 30, 1960, in Chicago, the daughter of Kinneth Stell and Elizabeth Butt Stell.  She married Kenneth Franklin on Jan. 16, 2009. She was a sibling...
Jack Roach Jr.
Jack Roach Jr., 61, of Anna, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born on May 5, 1960, in Union County, the son of Jack and Wilma Goins Roach Sr.  He married Pamela Timms on June 17, 1983, in Jackson, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Pam, of Anna; his parents...

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