Obituaries

Delmond Dale Ellis
Delmond Dale Ellis, 71, of Murphysboro, and formerly of Pomona, died at 9:31 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2020. He was born on May 18, 1949, the son of Howard O. Ellis and Crettie Fuller Ellis.  Mr. Ellis was a veteran and served during Vietnam, where he drove heavy supply trucks. When he returned home he had...
Juanita Olean Phillips, 92, of Anna, and formerly of Elkville, passed away very peacefully at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at the home of her daughter. She was 11 days short of her 93rd birthday and passed away from the effects of an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Juanita and Bob were both...
Joseph M. Glisson was born on Jan. 6, 1948, and, with his devoted wife by his side, Joe passed away quietly on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at the Margret Dozier House of Big Bend Hospice. An Alabama native, Joe was born in Montgomery and grew up in Tuscaloosa.  As a kid, Joe fell in love with the woods...
Ernest Butler
Ernest Butler, 69, of Tamms, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2020. Mr. Butler was born on Nov. 18, 1950, in Cairo, the son of Ernest and Lena Sharp Butler. He was a faithful saint, deacon and board member of the First Pentecostal Church in Cape Girardeau for over 15 years. He is survived by...
Linda Sue Calvert
Linda Sue Calvert, 71, of East Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Cairo, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at her home. She was born in Cairo on Aug. 31, 1948, the daughter of John Whitehead and Patsy Dodd Whitehead.  She married Edwin Calvert on Dec. 23, 1966. She worked as a cook at Witz’s...
Ronald Edmond ‘Butch’ Kennedy
Ronald Edmond “Butch” Kennedy, 74, of Olmsted, died at 4:52 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Kennedy was born on May 25, 1946, in Cairo, the son of Loren “Bosco” and Helen Frances Echols Kennedy. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Pulaski. He was a member and...
Arthur Southern ‘Sonny’ Clark Jr.
Arthur Southern “Sonny” Clark Jr. of Creve Coeur, Mo., died at home on Aug. 19, 2020, surrounded by family. Mr. Clark was born on Oct. 23, 1937, in Mound City, the son of Arthur S. “Clarkie” Clark Sr. and Florence “Irma” Newell Clark.  He graduated from Mounds Township High School in 1956 despite a...
Richard Harrington
It is with great sadness that the family of Richard (Rick) Harrington of Cape Girardeau announces his passing after a long illness on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at the age of 80 years at his home. Mr. Harrington was born in St. Louis, the son of Margaret Fitzgerald, on Dec. 13, 1939. He graduated from...
Mary Coleson
Mary Coleson, 81, of Olive Branch, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at Integrity Health Care in Anna. She was born on Oct. 23, 1938, in Alexander County, the daughter of Chester and Elsie Mae Rollins DeWeese.  She married Harry Coleson on Jan. 28, 1961. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6,...
Elizabeth Corbit
Elizabeth Corbit, 68, of Lick Creek, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at her home. She was born on April 13, 1952, the daughter of Stanley and Barbara Bridgeman Fears.  She married Dean Corbit on June 9, 1973, in Cobden. She taught elementary school for 34 years. She was a member of the Anna United...

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