Obituaries

Carolyn Ferguson, 72, of Dongola, died at 3:46 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at her home. She was born on June 23, 1945, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Guy and Ina Foster Elkins. She married Carl E. Ferguson on Sept. 7, 1965, in Anna. She is survived by her son, Christopher (Debbie) Ferguson of West...
Carolyn Basse, 74, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at her home. She was born on Oct. 9, 1942, in Cobden, the daughter of Marion Edward and Minnie Melba Hicks Sweitzer. She married James A. Basse on Dec. 2, 1966, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2016. She is survived by her...
Rebecca Dawn Johnson, 52, of Cobden, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on Aug. 2, 1965, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Raymond Dewayne and LaVada Louise Pearson Baggott. She married Roy Scott Johnson on May 29, 2006, in Paducah. She is survived...
Irene Franklin, 85, of Olive Branch, died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Jan. 20, 1932, in Olive Branch, the daughter of Barney S. and Hannah Elizabeth Hill Henderson. She married Earl Franklin on May 2, 1953. He preceded her in death...
Norma Lee Jordan, 60, of Anna, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on Nov. 25, 1957, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph S. and Joyce Fay Utter. She is survived by all her family and friends at Mulberry Manor and ILS. She was preceded in death by her parents....
Tim L. Landis, 66, of Chatham, passed away at 6:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in his home. Tim was born Nov. 19, 1951, in Anna, the son of Floyd and Ann Childers Landis. He married Debra Chandler on May 2, 1981, in Chariton, Iowa. At the age of 16, Tim began working as a sports reporter for The...
Johnny A. Schneider, 39, of Anna, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was born on March 19, 1978, in Carbondale, the son of John and Darlene Hammer Schneider. He is survived by his parents, John and Darlene Schneider of Anna; one daughter, Justice Ann Green of Pulaski...
Mary L. Riley, 72, of Anna, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on June 12, 1945, in Jonesboro, the daughter of David William and Mary Jensen Karraker. She married James R. Riley on May 5, 1961, in Anna. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James R....
Lela Roberts, 82, of Murphysboro, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 15, 1935, in Carbondale, the daughter of Claud and Mabel Lipe Stearns. She married Robert Roberts on Nov. 9, 1953. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2008. Her family said she was a wonderful...
Joyce Ann Bartruff, 65, of Anna, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Feb. 10, 1952, in Anna, the daughter of Wayne Watson and Florence Elizabeth Brasel Bartruff. She had lived in Anna her entire life, where she was a graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community...

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