Obituaries

Beverly J. McKinney
Beverly J. McKinney, 82, of Anna, passed peacefully on Aug. 10, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Decatur. She was born on March 10, 1934, in Anna, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett and Connie Burgeois Randall of Cobden. She has one sister, Linda M. Knauer of Cobden. She married Donald L. McKinney...
John Peter Grimm, 61, of Buncombe, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 22, 1954, in Toronoto, Canada, the son of Noel and May Jo Beasley Grimm. He married Kathy Trexler on Jan. 8, 2016, in Vienna. He is survived by his...
Roger Wayne Coleman
Roger Wayne Coleman, 71, of Cobden, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 7, 1945, in Lincolnton, N.C., the son of Curtis Eugene Jr. and Ida Belle Floyd Coleman. He was raised by his loving paternal grandmother, Emma Coleman. He is...
Cindy Qualls
Cindy Qualls, 54, of Ullin, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 15, 1962, in Red Bud, the daughter of Howard Michael and Eva Jo Duskey Qualls. She worked for many years at Dyno Nobel in Wolf Lake. She is survived by her son, Kerry Gene (Mary) Livesay of Perks; two daughters...
Mildred Geraldine Allen
Mildred Geraldine Allen, 96, of Louisville, and formerly of Makanda, died at 9:41 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her daughters. She was born on May 12, 1920, in Makanda, the daughter of Jess and Lucinda Brasel Toler. She married Melvin Edward Allen on Oct. 2, 1937, in Benton...
Lou Etta Rion, 87, of Buncombe, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 24, 1929, in Goreville, the daughter of Harold and Zella Stokes Billingsley. She married Gerald Rion on April 23, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1973. She is survived by her...
Houston Casper, 89, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Anna, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Morning Glory Assisted Living in Peoria, Ariz. He was born on Jan. 11, 1927, the son of Conrad Russel and Tirzah Blackford Casper. He married Vera Fae (Pulliam) on Dec. 5, 1947, in Anna. She...
William ‘Bill’ Mallams
William “Bill” Mallams, 92, of Anna died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Anna Rehab and Nursing. He was born on Nov. 4, 1923, in Herrin, the son of Richard and Margaret (Fisher) Mallams. He married the love of his life, Pauline Schluter, on Nov. 27, 1947. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage. He...
Karol Lee Hunter
Mr. Karol Lee Hunter, age 72 of Stonefort, formerly of Jonesboro, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his home. He was born March 10, 1944 in Mill Creek, the son of Morris and Jewel (Smithey) Hunter. He married Elaine Hileman on April 7 1962 in Union County. She preceded him in death on...
Ruby Mae Yarber
Ruby Mae Yarber, 98, of Cairo, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on May 16, 1918, in Lakeland, Ky., the daughter of Harry and Maudie Thomason Green. She married William Lynn Yarber on June 28, 1935. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1990. She...

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