Obituaries

Russell K. Johnson Jr., 44, of Jonesboro, died at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, at his home. Funeral arrangements were pending at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro.
Harold Lloyd Stevenson
Harold Lloyd Stevenson, 79, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Elco, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Tucson Medical Center. He was born on May 21, 1928, in Elco, the son of Lloyd L. and Norma D. Campbell Stevenson. He married Hilda Trask on Nov. 5, 1970. She preceded him in death on May 18, 2015....
Fred Leon Morse
Fred Leon Morse, 62, of Anna, died at 10:50 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at his home in Anna.   He was born on Nov. 6, 1954, in Union County, the son of John and Pearl Smith Morse.   He married Donna June Cantrell, who preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 2015.   He worked for the railroad in Kansas...
Linda Evans Schoonmaker, 66, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and formerly of Bradley, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. She was born April 30, 1951, in Anna, the daughter of Dallas and Gladys Sechrest Evans Bloodworth.   She married Michael Schoonmaker in May 1976. She...
Gilbert Gee
Pastor Gilbert S. Gee, 87, of Murphysboro, died at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. He was born on Nov. 4, 1929, in West Memphis, Ark., the son of Samuel and Naomi Jaynes Gee. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gee of Murphysboro; daughter Pat Vinson...
Mary Evalane Berry Wright
Mary Evalane Berry Wright of Santa Ana, Calif., died on June 25, 2014, in Fullerton, Calif., at the age of 81.   She was born on June 10, 1933, the daughter of Iva Elizabeth Davis Berry and James Harvard Berry.   She married Jewel Lonnie Wright on April 12, 1952, in Elco. Jewel and Mary grew up in...
Jewel Lonnie Wright
Jewel (Jay) Lonnie Wright of Santa Ana, Calif., died on March 29, 2017, in Brea, Calif., at the age of 83.   He was born on May 31, 1933, to Wilma Arnold Wright and Charles Edward Wright.   He married Mary Evalane Berry on April 12, 1952, in Elco. Jewel and Mary grew up in the Anna-Jonesboro area...
Gordon L. ‘Butch’ Noble Jr.
Gordon L. “Butch” Noble Jr., 75, of McKinney, Texas, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at his home.  He was born on Nov. 4, 1941, in LaSalle County, Ill., the son of Gordon Leroy Sr. and Myrtle May Wilkison Noble.  He married Sheila Kay White on Nov. 5, 1988, in Texas. Mr. Noble is survived by his wife,...
Louine A. Friese, 89, of Urbana, and formerly of Sidney, died at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Sidney United Church in Sidney, with the Rev. Mike Picklesimer officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope...
Arthur L. ‘Art’ Houseman
Arthur L. “Art” Houseman, 77, of Lick Creek, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Herrin Hospital.  He was born on March 23, 1940, in Union County, the son of Ray H. and Cora Ellen Glasco Houseman.  He married Lillie Rider on Nov. 23, 1974, in Dongola. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lillie...

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