Obituaries

Jeremy M. Bennett
Jeremy M. Bennett, 34, of Anna, died at 8:27 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at his home. He was born on April 21, 1986, in Carbondale, a son of Kevin Mark Watkins and Linda Faye Bennett.   He enjoyed studying ancestry and genealogy.  He loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends,...
Margaret Ann Rogers
Margaret Ann Rogers, 87, of Carbondale, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Dec. 11, 2020. She was born on Nov. 26, 1933, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of Archie and Margie Andrews Williams. She married Patrick Edward Rogers on Aug. 24, 1957, and together they shared 63 years of...
Barbara P. Anderson
Barbara Anderson passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2020.   She was born on Sept. 3,1926, in Wilmette, Ill., the daughter of Mildred and Stanley Peterson.   She attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and then graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., with a degree in piano...
Juanita Kathleen Woolridge, 86, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at Herrin Hospital. She died as a result of the coronavirus. She was born on Nov. 16, 1934. She was the daughter of Charles and Dora Smith of Scott City, Mo. Kathleen married Robert (Bob) Woolridge on July 27, 1951. Mr....
Mary Ruth Morgan, 93, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  She was born on April 2, 1927, in Anna, the daughter of Glee and Ollie Ann Girtman Lewis.  She married Freddie Walker on Oct. 9, 1944, in Anna. He preceded her in death on...
Benjamin L. “Benny” Jordan of Sorrento, Fla., and formerly of Elco and Grand Tower, went to be with Jesus on Dec. 10, 2020. He was born on Feb. 2, 1957, the son of Carl and Betty Jordan. He married Helen Dupa. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a daughter, Lenore Jordan; a stepdaughter, Elana (...
James Mitchell (Jimmy) Greer
James Mitchell (Jimmy) Greer, 73, of Belknap, died at 7:12 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at his son’s home in Paducah, with his family by his side. Mr. Greer was born on May 11, 1947, in Belknap. He was a graduate of Vienna High School.   James and Peggy Manley Greer were united in marriage in 1971...
Allen Ray Fletcher
Allen Ray Fletcher, 78, of Cairo, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. He was born on April 25, 1942, in Cairo, the son of Charles and Susie Bagby Fletcher.   He married Gracie Wheat, and to this union two sons were born. She preceded him in...
Doris Ann Funston
Doris Ann Funston was born on Dec. 31, 1942, in Mound City, the daughter of June Anna Trammell and James Russell McGill, the third of five children. She died on Dec. 1, 2020. She spent her childhood in rural Illinois growing up along the Ohio River, where early on she demonstrated her musical...
Vincent Moran ‘Red’ Doss
Vincent Moran “Red” Doss, 96, of Cairo, died at 9:19 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center Long Term Care in Marion. He was born on Feb. 29, 1924, in Mitchellsburg, Ky., the son of Arthur and Mollie Lamb Doss.   He married LaVelle Morris. She preceded him in death on May...

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