Obituaries

Jack Lamer
Mr. Oran “Jack” Lamer, age 91 of Anna, died at 3:08 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Cobden, the son of Lawrence and Lena (Angell) Lamer. He married Jean (Casper) on March 9, 1955 in Jackson, Mo. She preceded him in death on Aug. 21,...
Marilyn Rushing Owens, 59, of Arlington, Ky., died at 4:44 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at her residence. Mrs. Owens was a secretary for Cairo Dry Kilns for over 20 years. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Burkley Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, William David Owens of...
George Gerald “Jerry” Lacy, 72, of Memphis, Tenn., and formerly of Union County, died on Nov. 15, 2016, at his home. Mr. Lacy attended First United Methodist Church of Martin, Tenn., until he moved to Memphis in 2012. He played basketball at the University of Tennessee at Martin and shared his love...
Bell Warren
Bell Warren, 76, of Miller City, died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 4, 1940, in Elco, the daughter of Joseph and Mable Sharp Lessar. She married Sylvestor “Buddy” Warren on Aug. 7, 1957. She worked with her husband at...
Barbara Kathleen Aldridge
Barbara Kathleen Aldridge, 85, of Troy, and formerly of Wolf Lake, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Aspen Creek, surrounded by her immediate family and special friends. She was born on Dec. 27, 1930, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of William Curtis and Dorothy May Randall Forrest. She married Bill...
Iretha ‘Rease’ (Carmack) Bible
Iretha “Rease” Carmack Bible, 55, of Olmsted, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on March 16, 1961, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of William Albert and Annie Gosling Turner. She married Mark Bible in Wickliffe, Ky He preceded her in death. She is...
William Vancil “Van” Penrod, 84, died on Nov. 18, 2016. He was born on May 23, 1932, the son of William and Roxie Penrod, and he grew up near Dongola. He accepted Christ as his personal savior as a teenager at Friendship Baptist Church. He attended the University of Illinois from 1950 to 1955,...
Charlie D. Sisk
Charlie D. Sisk, 80, died at Carbondale Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 27, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s, dementia and Retinitis Pigmentosa. He was born in Anna, the son of Helen Imogene Ingersoll and Roy Reynolds Sisk. His education included grade school in Anna and...
Gerald L. Halterman
Gerald L. Halterman, 95, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, following a period of declining health.  He was born in Carbondale on March 13, 1921, the son of Thomas M. Halterman and Lois McSparin Halterman.  He is survived by his wife, Domenica Florence (Bianco) Halterman of Sudbury, Mass. He was the...
Dorothy Spurlock
Dorothy Spurlock, 85, of Anna, died at 6:49 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on March 28, 1931, in Union County, the daughter of Clarence and Nora Dover Hinkle. She married Roy Pitts on March 16, 1952, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1994...

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