Obituaries

John Everett Manninger
John Everett Manninger, 82, of Crockett, Texas, died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 2, 1938, in Anna, to parents Fern Manninger and Mary Williams Manninger.  Mr. Manninger had a long career as a Texas State Trooper serving in Wichita Falls, Decatur and in 1973...
Patricia Ann Parks Sitter
Patricia Ann Parks Sitter of Clarksville, Tenn., and formerly of Cobden, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Fieldstone Place in Clarksville, Tenn. She was born on Sunday, Jan. 30, 1927, the daughter of Meneva and Randall Parks. She married Leon Sitter on July 7, 1946. They were happily married for 73...
Peggy Nimmo Walter
  Peggy Nimmo Walter was born on Aug. 19, 1924, in Union County, the daughter of Muriel and Ray Nimmo, and died on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at her home.  Her husband, Adolph W. Walter III; a sister, Betty Jo Wilkins; a brother, Howard Nimmo; and her parents, preceded her in death. She attended...
Marion L. Rafferty, 102, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.  She was born on April 15, 1917, in Cook County, the daughter of Thomas and Eva Vess Rafferty.  She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services were at noon...
Sibyl Geraldine “Jerry” Elkins, 88, of Cobden, died Friday, March 6, 2020, at The Anchor of The Voyage Senior Living in Marion.  She was born on Nov. 21, 1931, in Paragould, Ark., the daughter of William Everett and Pearl Christina Smith Clayton.  She is survived by her children, Stanley (Marilyn)...
Martha Joan Tweedy Rider
Martha Joan Tweedy Rider, 79, of Dongola, died Friday, March 6, 2020, at her home. She was born on March 25, 1940, in Anna, the daughter of Beulah Harrell Tweedy and Victor Tweedy.  She married Melvin Rider on March 14, 1959, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2006.  She was a member...
Larry Joe Webb, Jr.
Larry Joe Webb Jr., 51, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at his home.  He was born on June 1, 1968, in Chester, the son of Larry Webb Sr. and Kathy Smith.  He married Lora Mayberry on Oct. 11, 1986, in Anna.  Mr. Webb is survived by his wife, Lora; two sons, Adam (Jeannette) Webb and...
Charles ‘Chip’ Romack
Charles “Chip” Romack, 53, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at his home.  Mr. Romack was born on Feb. 23, 1967, in West Frankfort, the son of Charles Eldon and Marcella Lee Thompson Romack.  He married Trenda Riebling in October of 2003. Mr. Romack is survived by his wife, Trenda Romack...
Vicki L. Lesar Bolen
Vicki L. Lesar Bolen, 68, of Shattuc, died on Feb. 28, 2020, at Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis  following a short illness.  She was born at the Cairo Hospital on Aug. 17, 1951, the daughter of Leland “Did” and Irma “Vick” Lesar.  She married Gary D. Bolen on July 29, 1977. He survives...
Bill Joe King
Bill Joe King, 82, of Anna, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at his home.  He was born on the Walton Farm in Anna on March 27, 1936, the son of Ual and Pearl Boyer King.  He was a lifetime resident of Union County. He started his trucking career working for Everett Randall in Cobden. Throughout his...

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