Obituaries

Mildred L. Pearce, 97, of Anna, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on Feb. 10, 1920, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of Fred and Allie Tucker. She is survived by her son, Kevin Pearce of Anna; a brother, Bill (Mary) Tucker of Wolf Lake; other...
Allen J. Cresto, 5, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. He was born on Oct. 3, 2011, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Joseph E. Cresto and Emily Arnold. He is survived by his father, Joseph E. Cresto and stepmother, Deann Lynn Cresto, both of Anna; his mother, Emily Hall of Fredericktown, Mo.; siblings...
Doris Elaine Bailey, 82, of Anna, and a former resident of the Glendale Community, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at 2:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter and family near Anna. She was born on Dec. 4, 1934, in Creal Springs, the daughter of Lewis and Inez Vaughn Whiteside. She married Buel Lee “Slim”...
Don “Bullett” McRaven, 88, of Jonesboro, died at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Jonesboro Rehab in Jonesboro. He was born on April 14, 1929, in Tamms, the son of Curtis and Refa Groves McRaven. He married Eva Bernice Henderson on Nov. 13, 1948. He was a hard worker. He worked for Transcraft as...
Virginia Corzine, 87, of Anna, died at 4:25 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. She was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Vergennes, the daughter of Adam and Emma Heumann Weis. She worked as a hairdresser in Southern Illinois for 68 years. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church and a life member of...
Edna M. Alsip, 90, of Vienna, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at 11:42 p.m. at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna. She was born on Dec. 19, 1926, in Johnson County, the daughter of John Ozzo “J.O.” Evans and Essie Harris Evans. On July 27, 1946, she married Lee Alsip in Vienna. He preceded her in...
Sarah Jane Mitchell, 91, of Murphysboro, died at midnight on Sept. 19, 2017, surrounded by family. She will be remembered for being a loving mother and grandmother to her family. A voracious reader, she taught and instilled a love of reading in her children, grandchildren and hundreds of school...
Dorothy Holmes, 92, of Anna, died at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Integrity Health Care in Marion. She was born on May 2, 1925, the daughter of Roy and Wilda Toler Pratt. She married Harold Holmes in June 1964. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1993. She worked at JoAnn Laundry in...
Charles E. Dillman Sr., 73, of Jonesboro, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Jan. 31, 1944, in Tamms, the son of Lloyd and Villa Mae Kirk Dillman. He married Janet Pedigo on Feb. 23, 1967, in Olive Branch. He is survived by his...
Kevin E. “Cookie” Cook, 55, of Anna, died at 2:46 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on May 6, 1962, in Union County, the son of Johnnie Burl and Janice Ganell Holderfield Cook. He owned and operated his towing service for many years. He dearly loved...

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