Obituaries

Fred E. Cavaness, 89, of Grand Tower, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital. He was born on Feb. 22, 1927, the son of Homer and Hazel Nimmo Cavaness in Grand Tower. He married Wilma Norton in 1951. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2000. He served in the U.S. Navy during...
Brenda Sue Roach, 63, of Metropolis, and formerly of Cobden, died at 12:48 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. She was born in Carbondale, the daughter of Robert L. and Martha A. Adams Furlow. She married Harold L. Roach on Feb. 9, 1974, in Jonesboro. She is...
Orville Dale Hunt, 93, of Bunker Hill, died at 6:50 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2016, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. During the 1950s he was pastor of Big Creek Baptist Church near Anna. He was born on March 30, 1922, in Girard, the son of Verner and Lola Molen Hunt. He was preceded in death by his wife...
Leslie W. "Bill" Wright
Leslie W. "Bill" Wright, 91, of Dongola, died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  He was born on Dec. 15, 1924, in Ava, the son of Waldo and Frieda Wright. He married Margie Peeler on June 8, 1946. He was retired from the Jonesboro Quarry. He loved to fish and...
Ada Ann Clemens
Ada Ann Clemens, nee Dillow, 81, of Collinville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Dale Clemens of Collinsville, and her parents, Hal and Lorene Dillow of Mill Creek. Mrs. Clemens is survived by her sister, Louise (Dale) Pitts of Wylie,...
Betty Mae Rhymer
Betty Mae Rhymer, 79, of Dongola, died at 7:26 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born on Nov. 25, 1936, in Union County, the daughter of William and Melissa Tucker Hutchison. She married Kenneth LaWesley "Wesley" Rhymer on April 15, 1953. She worked at Union County Hospital in the ER...

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