Obituaries

Billy Gene Osman, 72, of Dongola, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Daystar in Cairo. He was born on Sept. 15, 1943, in Anna, the son of Audy and Retha Hinkle Osman. He enjoyed working on the family farm and had an avid admiration for the Allis-Chalmers tractor. He retired after 30 years...
Danny Honey, 61, of Mounds, died suddenly at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Jan. 4, 1955, in Cairo, the son of Howard and Mildred Lingle Honey. He married Audrey Osburn on Dec. 7, 1973. He worked in construction his entire life. He farmed...
Thomas N. "Tom" Greenwood, 80, of Jonesboro, died at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on April 16, 1936, in Flora, the son of Everett and Nadine Woods Greenwood. He married Martha Nicholson on Aug. 19, 1956, in Anna. He is survived by...
Berry Sharp, 52, of Dongola, died at 8:59 a.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Baptist Health in Paducah. He was born on June 25, 1963, the son of Joe Cephis and Gloria Joann Moad Sharp. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Joann Sharp of Cobden; his wife, Christine Sharp of Dongola; a daughter, Crystal (...
  Danny Honey, 61, of Mounds, died suddenly at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Jan. 4, 1955, in Cairo, the son of Howard and Mildred Lingle Honey. He married Audrey Osburn on Dec. 7, 1973. He worked in construction his entire life. He farmed...
Stevan H. Knavel, 62, of Anna, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Union County Hospital. He was born on Jan. 29, 1954, in Denver, Colo., the son of Leroy and Ruth French Knavel. He is survived by one brother, Christopher Knavel; one sister, Lisa Jo Briggs; and his family and friends at...
Fred E. Cavaness, 89, of Grand Tower, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital. He was born on Feb. 22, 1927, the son of Homer and Hazel Nimmo Cavaness in Grand Tower. He married Wilma Norton in 1951. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2000. He served in the U.S. Navy during...
Brenda Sue Roach, 63, of Metropolis, and formerly of Cobden, died at 12:48 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. She was born in Carbondale, the daughter of Robert L. and Martha A. Adams Furlow. She married Harold L. Roach on Feb. 9, 1974, in Jonesboro. She is...
Orville Dale Hunt, 93, of Bunker Hill, died at 6:50 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2016, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. During the 1950s he was pastor of Big Creek Baptist Church near Anna. He was born on March 30, 1922, in Girard, the son of Verner and Lola Molen Hunt. He was preceded in death by his wife...
Leslie W. "Bill" Wright
Leslie W. "Bill" Wright, 91, of Dongola, died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  He was born on Dec. 15, 1924, in Ava, the son of Waldo and Frieda Wright. He married Margie Peeler on June 8, 1946. He was retired from the Jonesboro Quarry. He loved to fish and...

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