Obituaries

George H. Griffin, 62, of Tamms, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He was born on July 14, 1954, in Anna, the son of Golburn and Lula Hill Griffin. He is survived by his sisters, Lou Musgraves of Olive Branch, Tammy Bracken of Tamms and Lee Dickerson...
Evelyn L. Fry, 87, of Cobden, died at 3:46 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on June 13, 1929, in Makanda, the daughter of Owen Ross and Stella E. Furlow Deming. She married William W. “Bill” Fry on Aug. 12, 1974, in Kankakee. He preceded her in death on...
Shelby Palmer
Shelby Palmer, 80, of Anna, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Carbondale.  Mrs. Palmer was born in Vienna, on May 5, 1936, a  daughter of Everett and Ruth Morris Darnell.  She and her husband, Bob, have been residents of Anna for many years. She was a homemaker with a passion for interior...
Phillip Edward “Phil” Zeigler, 81, of Red Bud, was born on July 29, 1935, in Anna, and died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud. He was a third generation Mason and his son Tony is a fourth generation Mason. He was a member of Emeth Lodge 1030 A.F. & A.M. in...
Earl Noble
Earl Noble, 61, of Anna, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his home. He was born on June 7, 1955, in Anna, the son of Donald Richard and Carolyn Yvonne Isom Noble Sr. He married Jo Vonna Hemby on Jan. 8, 1977. They had just celebrated 40 years of marriage together as spouses, partners...
Ellen Mae Turner
Ellen Mae Turner, 93, of Anna, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Union County Hospital Long Term Care in Anna. She was born on Aug. 19, 1923, in Golconda, the daughter of Donald and Mary Wagner Coleman. She married Paul Turner on Nov. 9, 1940. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1981...
Jack Mandeville
Jack Mandeville, 45, of Jackson, Mo., died on Sept. 25, 2013, at his home. He was born on Oct. 12, 1967, in San Gabriel, Calif., the son of Darue and Peggy Mandeville. He was survived by his son, Joshua Mandeville of Hesperia, Calif.; a daughter, Hannah Mandeville of Anna; a grandson, Vincent...
Evelyn May Kinder
Evelyn May Kinder, 74, of Anna, died at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on May 22, 1942, in Zion, the daughter of Howard and Grace Grover Moughmer. She married Wilford Glenn Kinder on May 30, 1970, in Zion. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce...
Master Chief Ronald Hill Ret.
Master Chief Ronald Hill, Retired, 73, of Creal Springs, died at 12:12 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at his home. He was born on July 9, 1943, in Anna, the son of John Calvin and Carrie Kimmel Hill. He married Sharolyn Keenan on Jan. 27, 1968, at the Christian Church in Anna. He is survived by his...
Elizabeth D. Merkley
Elizabeth D. Merkley, 70, of Anna, died at 1:34 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on Nov. 30, 1946, in Carbondale, the daughter of Dean and Millie Frick Goetz. She married Donald E. Merkley on Dec. 27, 1976. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2011. She...

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