Obituaries

William H. Cerney Sr.
William H. Cerney Sr., 96, of Shorewood, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Saratoga. He resided in Shorewood for more than 60 years. He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II. He was a retired...
Loren Benner  ‘Benny’ Muckelroy
Loren Benner Muckelroy “Benny,” 81, of Frankfort, Ky., died after a long illness on June 26, 2020, at his home.  Mr. Muckelroy had many connections to Southern Illinois, being born and reared in Carbondale.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Dorothy Muckelroy of Carbondale; and...
Shawn Harvey Knupp
Shawn Harvey Knupp, 46, of Anna, lost his battle to cancer Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  He was born on Feb. 9, 1974, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Stephen Barry and Lana Sue Fricks Knupp.  He is survived by his two children, Carson Barry Knupp and Presley Cadence Knupp, both of Elkville; his mother,...
Haleigh Breyenne Slusher
Haleigh Breyenne Slusher, 17, of Grand Chain, died at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at her home. She was born at 10:42 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2003, in Carbondale, the daughter of Luke Slusher and Melissa Cavness. Haleigh was a sophomore at Century High School and was a cheerleader. She...
Charles ‘Roger’ Anderson Sr.
Charles “Roger” Anderson Sr., of St. John, Ind., and formerly of Lansing, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at his home in St John. Mr. Anderson, 84, was born at home in Cobden on June 23, 1935, the son of Charles and Lillian Wolfe Anderson.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Anderson, on Sept...
Clyde Casper
Clyde Phillip Casper, 73, of Belleville, was born on Sept. 21, 1946, in Anna.  He died on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare of Belleville in Belleville. He was a loving husband, dad, paw paw, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.  As a professional commercial artist and architect, Mr....
Bob McIntosh
Bob McIntosh, 76, of Pulaski, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Lake of Egypt. He was born on June 16, 1944, in Dongola, the son of Leland and Gail Schluter McIntosh.   He married Sue Ann Lingle on Dec. 24, 1986. Mr. McIntosh was a graduate of Ullin High School.  After high school he...
Elaine Jodene Porterfield
Elaine Jodene Porterfield, 86, of Dongola, died at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at The Anchor in Marion. She was born on Feb. 28, 1934, in Dongola, the daughter of Russell Henry and Helen L. Hinkle McCommons.   She married Franklin Delano “Barney” Porterfield on March 6, 1955.  He preceded...
Vera L. Colboth
Vera L. Colboth, 95, of Anna, died Friday, June 19, 2020, at Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born on Jan. 8, 1925, in Anna, the daughter of John H. and Lydia L. Trees Haire.  She married Fred Colboth on Dec. 20, 1945. They were married for 67 years. Mr. Colboth died in 2012...
Judy Lawanda Fowler, 77, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at her daughter’s home.  She was born on July 19, 1942, in Jonesboro, the daughter of James Ervin “Boss” and Iva Marie Edmonds Sadler.  She married Barry Eugene Fowler on April 3, 1969, in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on...

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