Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Davis
Elizabeth Ann Davis, 66, of Anna, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at her home. She was born on Dec. 13, 1953, in Marion, the daughter of Paul and Norma Kathleen (McGregor) Davis.  She was a graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. She worked at Choate Mental Health and...
John Carroll Chaffin Jr.
John Carroll Chaffin Jr., 38, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Jonesboro.  He was born on Feb. 23, 1982, in Covina, Calif., the son of John C. Chaffin Sr. and Dianne L. MacLeod Chaffin.  Mr. Chaffin is survived by his parents, John and Dianne Chaffin of Jonesboro; one son, Parker...
Carol Kay Barger, 82, of Anna, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Union County Nursing Home in Anna. She was born on Jan. 25, 1938, in St. Louis, the daughter of Samuel and Flora Yarbrough Trefts.  She graduated from Marion High School in 1956 and married Robert Eugene Barger on Dec. 5, 1958, in...
Rebecca Ann Johnson
Rebecca Ann Johnson, 62, of Murphysboro, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  She was born on Feb. 15, 1958, the daughter of George Allen and Mary Magdeline Dirden Crowell.  She married George Johnson. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Johnny (Sunni...
Elbert Lee 'Tom' Black
Elbert Lee “Tom” Black, 88, of Anna, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 12:15 a.m. at his home, surrounded by members of his family. Mr. Black was  born on Jan. 31, 1932, in Goreville, the son of Aaron C. and Johnnie Anna Thomas Black. He married Irma L. Nicholson on Sept. 11, 1951, in Osceola, Ark...
Harold Gene Biggs, 86, of Mounds, died Thursday, March 5, 2020. at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. He was born on April 13, 1933, in Cobden, the son of Ralph Biggs and Helen Winstead Morey.  Mr. Biggs is survived by his daughter, Valery (Kevin) Burns of Mounds; a...
Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Mixen
Robert Lee “Bob” Mixen, 87, of Anna, and formerly of Lick Creek, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  He was born on July 2, 1932, in Jonesboro, the son of Carl and Mable Rector Mixen. Mr. Mixen is survived by his sister, Betty Rossdeutcher of Vienna; a brother, Carl...
Martin Hall
Martin Hall, 53, of Hammond, La., and formerly of Olmsted, died at home on Sunday, March 8, 2020.  Marty was born on June 23, 1966, in Taipei, Taiwan.  He was a generous person who never met a stranger. He worked as a tug boat pilot for many years prior to him becoming disabled due to diabetes. He...
Kenneth Leonard Dixon Sr.
Kenneth Leonard Dixon Sr., 61, of Dongola, died on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  He was born on Aug. 8, 1958, in Marion, the son of Sydney and Mary Lang Dixon.  He married Carrie Doublin on Aug. 8, 2008, in Jonesboro.  Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife, Carrie Dixon; children Kenneth L. Dixon Jr.,...
Jerry D. Powles Sr.
Jerry D. Powles Sr., 74, of Dongola, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on July 27, 1945, in Waukegan, the son of Joseph Eli and Reba Jordan Powles.   He married Mary Kennedy on Aug. 23, 1985.   Mr. Powles worked for BFI (Browning-Ferris...

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