Obituaries

Mary Lou Stephens Swift
Mary Lou Stephens Swift, 81, of Bloomington, died at home in the early morning hours of June 19, 2018. A very loving and attentive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed the many friendships she acquired through raising her children, travel, collecting primitive American...
Matella J. Tucker
Matella J. Tucker, 89, of Jonesboro, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Union County Long Term Healthcare.   She was born on May 6, 1929, in Dongola, the daughter of Ernest Clyde and Ida Lingle McIntosh.   She married Ralph Tucker on Feb. 11, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark. He preceded her in...
Ron Stanley Jr., 63, of Cobden, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at his home.  He was born on May 30, 1955, in Carbondale, the son of Ronald Dean Sr. and Mildred Lois Hoyle Stanley. Mr. Stanley is survived by his son, Zachriah Charles (Kristine) Stanley, and a stepdaughter, Kelly Roberts, all of Salida...
Pamela “Pam” G. Gonzales, 61, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, June 13. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.  To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in...
Christine “Chrissy” Sanders, 59, of Buncombe, died at 12:45 p.m. on June 14, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  She was born on Aug. 15, 1958, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of Bennie and Barbara Seamon Parsons. She married Teddy Lee Sanders on Sept. 19, 1976.  She was a homemaker most of...
Alta Mae Morgan Hinkle
Alta Mae Morgan Hinkle, 89, of Paducah, and formerly of Ballard County, Ky., died on June 13, 2018. Mrs. Hinkle was born and raised in Dongola, the daughter of Ben and Clossie Coffman Morgan.   She was a bookkeeper, and after marrying and moving to Kentucky, a talented and dedicated homemaker with...
Carolyn (Jackson) Miller
Carolyn Jackson Miller, 70, of America, Ill., died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, at her daughter’s home in America. She was born on Feb. 19, 1948, in Anna, the daughter of Dallas Sr. and Patty Garnett Jackson.   She married Ray Dale “C-Ray” Miller in 1971 and they had three children. She was...
Raymond E. Stroehlein
One last salute to Raymond E. Stroehlein, 96, of Tucson, Ariz., who died on May 23, 2018, at his home.   He was born on Aug. 31, 1921, in Cobden, the son of Emma Ruth Lence and Henry Louie Stroehlein.   He served in World War II as a B-17 navigator stationed in England.   After the war, he moved to...
Clay Scott Kell
Clay Scott Kell, 20, of Alto Pass, died at 11:28 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, in DeSoto.   He was born on June 9, 1997, in Carbondale, the son of Scott Allen and Michelle Ramsey Kell.   Clay is survived by his mother, Michelle Kell (Jason Fox) of Alto Pass; his father, Scott Allen (Tiffany) Kell of...
Raymond DeWayne Henderson Sr.
Raymond DeWayne Henderson Sr. “Wayne,” 67, of Villa Ridge, died at 4 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018, at his home in Villa Ridge.  He was born on Nov. 15, 1950, in Cairo, the son of Melvin and Nellie (Bailey) Henderson.  He married Vicki Henderson in 1971. Mr. Henderson was a member of Christian...

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