Obituaries

Jonathan Wade Pengress, 28, of Arnold, Mo., and formerly of Jonesboro, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on May 23, 1989, in Carbondale, the son of Robin and Kathy Pengress. He is survived by his parents, Robin (Kathy) Pengress of Jonesboro...
Norman “Jay” Elkins, 87, of Marion, and formerly of Cobden, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Marion VA Medical Center. He was born on March 11, 1930, in St. Clair County, the son of Gus Clement and Ethel Maude Miller Elkins. He married Georgia Webb on May 31, 1988, in Paducah. He is survived...
Everett “Buck” Brown, 87, of Dongola, died at 5:22 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at his home, thanks to the loving care provided by Sheila Dillow. He was born on Jan. 6, 1931, in Mill Creek, the son of Elda Guy “Mose” and Gertie Hastings Brown. He married Velda Allen on June 25, 1988, in Cape...
Robert Eugene “Doc” Walton, 73, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. He was born on Dec. 14, 1944, in Champaign, the son of Dr. Joseph Eugene and Wanda Lee Lorton Walton. He met the love of his life, Donna Bodeen, while he was in college. They married...
Larry R. Bell, 78, of Cobden, died at 4:24 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at his home. He was born on Nov. 27, 1939, in Monticello, Ky., the son of Glen C. and Thelma Kinnett Bell. He married Donna Roberts on June 17, 1961, in Carmi. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna Bell of Cobden;...
Maye A. Stout, 89, of Buncombe, died at 2:33 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Union County Hospital LTC in Anna. She was born on Oct. 7, 1928, in Cobden, the daughter of John H. and Lydia Trees Haire. She married Billy G. Stout on Feb. 28, 1948, in Osceola, Ark. He preceded her in death on July...
Barbara “Bobbie” Adams, 82, of Anna, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at home. She was born on April 30, 1935, in Cobden, the daughter of Earl and Bessie Lewis Guthrie. She married James D. Adams on Oct. 17, 1953, in Clinton, Iowa. She is survived by her husband, J.D. Adams of Anna; her...
Jeff Boyd, 64, of Auburn, Neb., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home. He was born on May 8, 1953, the son of Joe and Katherine Boyd. He is survived by his wife, Trena Boyd of Auburn, Neb.; his parents, Joe and Katherine Boyd of Anna; daughters Kimberly Boyd of Coralville, Iowa, and Sheryl (Tim)...
Louise Westbrooks, 87, of Anna, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Union County Hospital Long Term Care in Anna. She was born on June 17, 1930, in Anna, the daughter of Hugh S. and Barbara Laura Ann Stegle Treece. She married Francis Marion Westbrooks Jr. on Nov. 29, 1947, at St. Joseph’s...
James Richard Stout Sr., of Springfield, died on Jan. 13, 2018, at his home after a long battle with corticobasal degeneration. He was born on May 10, 1957, in Cairo, the son of Ray and Rose Karcher Stout. He graduated from Camelot High School in Cairo and received both bachelor’s and master’s...

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