Obituaries

Francis Westbrooks, 91, of Anna, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Feb. 24, 1926, in Cobden, the son of Francis Marion and Cora Ann Lowery Westbrooks. He married Barbara Louise Treece on Nov. 29, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden. She preceded...
Everett “Bud” Hawk, 86, of Pomona, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at his home. He was born on Sept. 2, 1931, in Kinderhook Township, Mich., the son of Burleigh “Bert” and Violet Budd Hawk. He married Berniece Clara Weis on May 31, 1955, in Hernando, Miss. She preceded him in death on May 20, 2013. He...
Omer Brown, 35, of International Falls, Minn., and formerly of Jonesboro, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at UMMC Medical Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. He was born on Feb. 4, 1982, in Carbondale, the son of Terrance and Brenda Baker Brown. He enjoyed being surrounded by friends and...
Larry Ray Reynolds, 67, of Dongola, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at his home. He was born on Feb. 17, 1950, in Anna, the son of James Ray “Chris” and Catherine “Tootie” Lindsey Reynolds. He married Diana Christine Smith on Nov. 25, 2000, at their home in Dongola. He is survived by his wife, Diana...
Joseph C. Kern, 91, of Anna, and formerly of Metropolis, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Mr. Kern was born in Hamilton County, near Macedonia, on July 2, 1926, the son of Owen and Ruby Smithpeters Kern. He was a graduate in the Zeigler High School class of 1944....
Neisha Jones, 75, of Anna, died Monday, Feb. 5, at Intergrity Healthcare of Anna. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.
Charles Roberts, 69, of Cobden, died at 7:11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Aug. 28, 1948, in Cobden, the son of Raymond Obell and Mary Lee Sorrels Roberts. He was a hard-working man for many years as a farmer at Flamm’s Orchards in Cobden. After...
Amon Lee Jackson Jr., 91, of Anna, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born on Sept. 23, 1926, in Galatia, the son of Amon Lee Sr. and Mary B. Smith Jackson. He married Bonnie Rendleman on March 5, 1949, in Osceola, Ark. She preceded him in death on Aug. 11,...
Clifford E. “Bud” Braden, 97, of Cobden, died at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 4, 1920, in Carbondale, the son of Clifford Everett Braden and Esther McElhana. He married Charlesetta Manning on Feb. 5, 1947. He enlisted in...
Helen G. Rumfelt, 58, of rural Dongola, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on Feb. 2, 1959, in Shawneetown, the daughter of Homer William and Dorothy May Seeley Gordon. She married Edward Rumfelt on March 24, 2000, in Anna. She is survived by her husband...

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