Obituaries

Phillip T. Egelston, 69, of Jonesboro, died at 5:46 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born in Willard Hospital on June 29, 1947, in Anna, the son of Dresden Burdette and Adra Echols Egelston. He graduated from Salem Community High School in 1965...
Nancy O’Daniel, 73, of Anna, died at 4:55 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Oct. 29, 1942, in Syracuse, N.Y. She married Leon Merle O’Daniel on Nov. 2, 1962, in Syracuse. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2013. She is survived by her...
Billy Dean Tutt, Captain, USN Ret., died July 11, 2016. He was born on July 7, 1937, in Jonesboro. Billy spent 31 years in the active and reserve Navy with 20 decorations (made two-star admiral for 1 1/2 years). He also was a past owner of Tutt Advertising, Public Relations and Talent Agency....
Judith Marie DuBois, 78, of Cobden, died at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home. She was born in Anna, on May 27, 1938, the daughter of William B. and Mildred Howenstein Lamer. She married Lawrence A. “Spike” DuBois on Jan. 25, 1958, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1999....
Lloyd Leonard Vines Jr., 72, of Anna, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was born on Aug. 1, 1943, in Villa Ridge, the son of Lloyd Leonard Sr. and Edna Landis Vines. He married Cindy Davis in 1963 in South Elgin. He is survived by his wife...
Ruth Hankla
Ruth Hankla, 93, of Anna, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born in Jonesboro on Dec. 15, 1922, the daughter of Frederick E. and Nora Shy Meyer. She married Ray Hankla on Sept. 19, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. She was an active member of...
Kasi Sue Townley, infant daughter of Tyler Michael and Tiffany Brook Beggs Townley of Anna, was stillborn on July 6, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Kasi is survived by her parents, Tyler and Tiffany Townley of Anna; three sisters, Sierra Beggs, Chloe Tadlock and Sofi Tadlock; paternal...
Arthur Jay Bigler
Arthur Jay Bigler, 86, of Anna, died at 2:12 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on July 22, 1929, in Cobden. He was the son of Arthur Joseph Bigler and Daisie Dickey Bigler. He married Phyllis Adehl “Pam” Manus on Sept. 7, 1951, in Anna. She preceded him in...
Bobby Dean ‘Bob’ Williams
Bobby Dean “Bob” Williams, 77, of Jonesboro, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. He was born on Sept. 1, 1938, in Cobden. He was the son of Lowell E. and Ruby York Williams. He married Margaret Anderson on Feb. 28, 1958, in Anna. He is survived...
Nancee M. Morrison
Nancee M. Morrison, 58, of Jonesboro, died at 7:11 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on July 20, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Paul K. and Rita Sietman Pearl. She married Kenneth W. Morrison on June 30, 1979, at Ferne Clyffe State...

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