Obituaries

Julia Peeler
Julia Peeler, 94, of Dongola, died at 4:35 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. She was born on May 21, 1922, in Herrin, the daughter of the Rev. Samuel F. Reeves and Kathryn R. Denton Reeves.  She married Hugh Peeler on Oct. 5, 1940. He preceded her in death on Dec. 26,...
Bishop Roger D. Moore
Bishop Roger D. Moore, 44, of Carterville, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the St. Louis Rehab Institute in St. Louis. Bishop Moore was the pastor at the Carbondale Church of God for seven years. He was born on April 30, 1972, the son of Carl and Jean Moore, in Cape...
Sandra Chapman
Sandra Chapman, 64, of Wolf Lake, died at 5:01 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau.   She was born on May 25, 1952, in Chester, the daughter of Charles and Ruby Byram Williams.   She married William Chapman on Aug. 27, 1968, in Grand Tower. She is survived by her...
JoAnn Silinzy
JoAnn Silinzy, 77, of Tamms, and formerly of St. Louis, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 19, 1939. She married Charles Ray and later in life married Jesse Silinzy. Both preceded her in death.  She had worked at American Linen in...
Wilma Lingle
Wilma Lingle, 97, of Anna, died at 11:42 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Pinckneyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on Aug. 16, 1919, in Union County, the daughter of John and Ona Mae Stokes Burlison.  She married Melvin Lingle. He preceded her in death in March of 1969....
Anita Mae Christensen
Anita Mae Christensen, 76, of Mount Vernon, died at 12:26 a.m. on Feb. 21, 2017, at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon.  She was born on Sept. 13, 1940, in Union County, the daughter of Charles Jackson and Flossie Faith Pendergrass Spurlock.   She married Gary Kurt Christensen on Oct....
David Karl MacLeod
David Karl MacLeod, 72, of Cobden, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home.   He was born on Feb. 19, 1944, in Mobile, Ala., the son of John A. and Mary Lucille Anderson MacLeod.   He is survived by his daughters, Patricia MacLeod (Peter) Currey of Gallatin, Tenn., and Pamela Kay ...
Julia Juanita Farris
Julia Juanita Farris, 78, of Dutch Ridge, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Liberty Village in Marion.  She was born on May 9, 1938, in Dutch Ridge, the daughter of Earl David and Mellie Opal Outlan Reynolds.  She married Wilburn M. Marks and they had seven children. Later, Julia...
Earl R. Milton
Earl R. Milton, 82, of Herrin, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in Energy.  He was born on Sept. 25, 1934, in Carterville, the son of Irving Earl and Morine Pearl Reeves Milton.  Mr. Milton graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in...
Floyd ‘Corky’ Wiley Griffith
Floyd “Corky” Wiley Griffith, 87, of Nashville, Tenn., died on Feb. 19, 2017.  He was born and raised in Union County, and graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1947.  One of his early jobs was as a projectionist at the Doll Theater in Jonesboro, where he met his future wife,...

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