Obituaries

Norma Jean Graham, 95, of Anna, died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna. She was born on Nov. 23, 1921, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Dan and Doris Ferrell Frick. She married Doyle Graham on Aug. 10, 1940, in Jackson, Mo. She is survived by her granddaughter, Jama...
Doris Ann Isom
Doris Ann Isom, 82, of Columbia, Tenn., and formerly of Olive Branch, died on Dec. 22, 2016, at NHC Healthcare in Columbia, Tenn. She was born on April 18, 1934, in Good Springs, Tenn., the daughter of Willis Junior Legg and Ora May Bass Legg. At the time of her birth she had two older siblings,...
Marie Clayton
Marie Clayton, 76, of Anna, died at 4:57 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna. She was born on Feb. 20, 1940, near Anna, the daughter of Fred and Elma Hankla Burnley. She married Jerrie T. Clayton on Dec. 12, 1959. She worshipped at Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian...
Paul Simpkins
Paul Edward Simpkins, 77, of Anna, died at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at home. He was born on Dec. 25, 1938, in Chicago, the son of William Issac and Lelia Lewis Simpkins. He married Margarett “Monnie” Snell on Sept. 1, 1962, in Ware. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Monnie Simpkins...
John E. Gearing, 88, of Vienna, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at 9:38 a.m. at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. He was born on April 15, 1928, in Dongola. On Sept. 9, 1955, he married Dorothy Chapman in Metropolis. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2008. Survivors include...
Patti Wagner
Patti Wagner, 56, of Anna, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at home. She was born on May 28, 1960, in Kankakee, the daughter of Ed and Florence Taylor Davidson. She had worked at Mulberry Manor and KFC in Anna. She worked in the family business, the Rodgers Theater in Anna, in the 1990s....
Betty Severs, 87, died at 4:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at the Union County Hospital Long Term Care Facility in Anna. She was born on March 28, 1929, in Carbondale, the daughter of Abraham and Virginia Jennings Crawshaw. She married Robert Holder on Nov. 10, 1945, in Pocahontas, Ark. He preceded...
Lucille Osman
Lucille Osman, 95, of Cairo, died at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Daystar Nursing & Rehab in Cairo. She was born on Sept. 21, 1921, in Cairo, the daughter of Virgil and Wilma Hock Hastings. She married Karon Osman on Dec. 25, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1987. She was a member...
Martin D. ‘Marty’ Filter
Martin D. “Marty” Filter, 61, of Jonesboro, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 12, 1955, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Martin and Dorothy Buster Filter. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Filter of Jonesboro; his father, Martin Filter...
Nellie Mae Wright Dillow
Nellie Mae Wright Dillow, 82, of Herrin, and formerly of Anna, died on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Shiloh. She was born on May 2, 1934, in Makanda, the daughter of Audie and Vesta Miller Wright. She married George Edward Dillow on Nov. 29, 1953, in Anna. He preceded her in death...

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