Obituaries

Harold L. Foster
Harold L. Foster, 80, of Olive Branch, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Olive Branch. He was born on Jan. 11, 1944, in Olive Branch, the son of Henry C. and Effie Mae Twente Foster. On Dec. 30, 1964, Harold married his forever love, Sharon Coleson, and together they spent over 59 years together in...
Marion Russell ‘Russ’ Parker
Marion Russell “Russ” Parker, 87, of Villa Ridge, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Jan. 13, 1937, the son of Joseph W. Parker and Juanita Curry Parker.   He married the love of his life, Peggy Schoen, on Aug. 13, 1955. They enjoyed 68...
Douglas Michael Long
Douglas Michael Long, 69, of Villa Ridge, died at 10:53 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at his residence, with his loving family by his side. He was born on June 26, 1954, in Olmsted, the son of Douglas and Mary Lou Turner Long. He was a self-employed contractor. He enjoyed camping and spending time...
Helen Holderfield, 84, of Anna, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born on March 19, 1939, in Cobden, the daughter of Claude Everett and Anna Laura Foster Bennett.  She married Robert L. Holderfield on Aug. 10, 1956, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on...
Mary Ellen Griffith Hafford
Mary Ellen Griffith Hafford, 82, of Barlow, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Countryside Nursing and Rehab in Bardwell, Ky. She was born on July 11, 1941, in Mound City, the daughter of Roger William and Leelah Hubbard Griffith.   She worked as an LPN in the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau....
Donna ‘Renee’ Anderson
Donna “Renee” Anderson, 65, of rural Grand Chain, died at 11:09 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Hillview Health Care Center in Vienna. She was born on Aug. 16, 1958, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was the daughter of Donald D, and Earlene Turner Hileman. On Aug. 16, 1983, she married...
Mary Elizabeth Yeckley
Our sweet mother, Mary Elizabeth Yeckley, passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, after a long, full life.  She was the kindest soul to everyone she met. Loved by all, her family was her greatest joy. She was well known in the community for her 40-year career in banking. She will be...
Charles R. Lambdin
Charles R. Lambdin, 88, of Anna, and formerly of Wolf Lake, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 16, 1935, in Carbondale, the son of John S. and Esther “Essie” J. Crane Lambdin.  On Aug. 28, 1954, he married Viola Eastman at the...
John Aaron Wagoner
John Aaron Wagoner, 58, of Anna, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at his home.  He was born on March 18, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, the son of James Elmer and Jackie L. Simms Wagoner.  He married Janice Kelly. She preceded him in death on March 25, 2008. Mr. Wagoner is survived by his mother and...
Suzie Goines
Suzie Goines, 72, of Anna, and formerly of Wetaug, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at her residence, with loved ones with her at her side. She was born on July 17, 1951, in Anna, the daughter of Wilborn and Nina Gulley Goines. She retired from the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna...

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