Obituaries

Cathy Maginel
Cathie Maginel, 88, of Jonesboro, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Illinois Veterans Home. She was born on Sept. 14, 1927, in Green Bay, Wis., the daughter of Henry A. and Rose Warren Sterns. She graduated from St. Lukis Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She was a...
Donald Wayne Lambs Sr.
Donald Wayne Lamb Sr., 77, of Rochelle, and formerly of Alexander County, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 13, 1938, in McClure, the son of Henry and Melissa Porter Lamb. He married Clyda McBride on Sept. 15, 1956, in Cairo. He faithfully served the...
Reuben T. Hawkins, 84, of Cobden, died at 7:42 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on March 1, 1932, in Johnson County, the son of Walter U. and Grace Keener Hawkins. He married Ella Jean Hooper on Sept. 14, 1968, in Morganfield, Ky. He is survived by his...
Doris Elizabeth West, 94, of Marion, and formerly of Anna, died on May 18, 2016. She was born on May 16, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of George M. and Natalie Kuhlman Andrews. She married then-USAAF Staff Sgt. James Edward West on July 1, 1944. After an adventuresome move from...
Sue Brimm, 76, of Springfield, and formerly of Cobden, died Friday, May 20, 2016, at her home. She was born on March 7, 1940, in Anna, the daughter of Louie and Mildred Mallender Lockard of Cobden. She married Gene Brimm on Nov. 1, 1958, in St. Louis. She is survived by her husband; son Allen (...
Johnny Ray "Bam Bam" New, 58, of Cobden, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at his home. He was born on March 22, 1958, in Muncie, Ind., the son of Lee Hollis and Hazel Malone New. He married Ruth Seals on Aug. 14, 1976. He is survived by his wife, Ruth New of Cobden; a son, Johnny "Jay" (Hailey) New of...
Ethel Mae Blunt, 88, of Cobden, died at 6:46 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on June 2, 1927, in Cobden, the daughter of Fred and Mae Hodges Flamm. She married Harold L. "Bud" Blunt Sr. on Oct. 28, 1958, in Cobden. He preceded her in death in August...
Mable Margaret Smith, 92, of Jonesboro, died at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Marion VA Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 28, 1923, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of Edward and Letha Mettille Kelly Hellengreen. She married Leroy Smith on Feb. 16, 1957, in Dixon. She is survived by her...
Randall Scott Houston, 49, formerly of Dongola, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his home in New Orleans, La. He was born on Dec. 25, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Charles and Patricia Foster Houston. He is survived by his domestic partner, Ryan Christy of New Orleans, La.; his father and...
Mary "Ruth" Lessar, 86, of Tamms, died at 9:44 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Jan. 22, 1930, in Tamms, the daughter of William Edward and Carrie Illman Newell. She married Edward E. Lessar on March 4, 1948, in Elco. He preceded her in...

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