Obituaries

Evelyn Livesay
Evelyn Livesay, 84, of Jonesboro, died at noon Sunday, June 4, 2017, at her home.   She was born on July 17, 1932, in Ware, the daughter of John and Jesse McCloud Orr.   She married Harold Livesay on Nov. 25, 1950, at Reynoldsville Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harold Livesay of...
Kenneth ‘Big John’ Boyd
Kenneth “Big John” Boyd, 78, of Anna, died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Herrin Hospital. He was born on May 18, 1939, in Anna, the son of David Andrew Boyd of Anna and Nellie Louise Coulter Boyd of Lafayette, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63). He earned his way to...
Donald Ray “Donnie” Chapman, 54, of Anna, and formerly of Vienna and a native of Wolf Lake, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 2:45 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Sept. 12, 1962, at the Union County Hospital in Anna, the son of Herschel Wilber “Blackie” Chapman...
James (Jim) Bean
James (Jim) Bean, 66, husband, father and Grumpa, died on May 22, 2017, at his home in Sandia Park, N.M. He was born on May 28, 1950, in Anna, the son of Oel and Eloise Bean. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Bean; daughter Chelle (Mandi) Weedon and husband Allen; daughter Marci Jackson; sister,...
Joseph Barkley, 97, of Paris, Ill., died at 4:05 a.m.  Monday, May 8, 2017, at Paris Healthcare Center. Services were at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 11, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home in Paris. Military honors were accorded by American Legion Post No. 211 and VFW Post No. 3601. Private burial was in...
Irene M. Marshall, 62, of Buncombe, died at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her home. She was born on July 2, 1954, in Anna, the daughter of Lawrence and Martha Ann Arnold Woods. She married Roy L. Marshall in Phoenix, Ariz. She is survived by her husband, Roy L. Marshall of Buncombe; a son,...
Rita Faye Poole
Rita Faye Poole, 61, of Anna, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on June 12, 1955, in Sterling, the daughter of Clifford Poole and Shirley Crouch Poole. She was an extremely talented musician and singer. She is survived by her three sons, Shawn...
Ora L. Essex
Ora L. Essex, 98, of Pulaski, died at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna. She was born on Sept. 1, 1918, in Olmsted, the daughter of George and Rosina Jacobsmeyer Schukar. She married Joseph William “Joe” Essex on April 26, 1941, and they enjoyed 67 years of...
Minnie Jeremiah Allison
Minnie Jeremiah Allison, 94, of Blairsville, Ga., died at her home on Thursday, May 28, 2017. Mrs. Allison was born on Feb. 8, 1923, in Sparta, the daughter of William and Rosa Jeremiah. She was of the Protestant faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She...
John William Ice
John William Ice, 82, died on May 15, 2017, at the Park Manor of Westchase nursing home in Houston, Texas, following a long battle with dementia. He was born on June 8, 1934, in Anna, the son of Julia and Rayburn Ice. He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in the class of 1952. He...

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