Obituaries

Johnny Ray "Bam Bam" New, 58, of Cobden, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at his home. He was born on March 22, 1958, in Muncie, Ind., the son of Lee Hollis and Hazel Malone New. He married Ruth Seals on Aug. 14, 1976. He is survived by his wife, Ruth New of Cobden; a son, Johnny "Jay" (Hailey) New of...
Ethel Mae Blunt, 88, of Cobden, died at 6:46 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on June 2, 1927, in Cobden, the daughter of Fred and Mae Hodges Flamm. She married Harold L. "Bud" Blunt Sr. on Oct. 28, 1958, in Cobden. He preceded her in death in August...
Mable Margaret Smith, 92, of Jonesboro, died at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Marion VA Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 28, 1923, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of Edward and Letha Mettille Kelly Hellengreen. She married Leroy Smith on Feb. 16, 1957, in Dixon. She is survived by her...
Randall Scott Houston, 49, formerly of Dongola, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his home in New Orleans, La. He was born on Dec. 25, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Charles and Patricia Foster Houston. He is survived by his domestic partner, Ryan Christy of New Orleans, La.; his father and...
Mary "Ruth" Lessar, 86, of Tamms, died at 9:44 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Jan. 22, 1930, in Tamms, the daughter of William Edward and Carrie Illman Newell. She married Edward E. Lessar on March 4, 1948, in Elco. He preceded her in...
Carol Bernice Hickam, 56, of Dongola, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Herrin Hospital. She was born on June 17, 1959, in Bruckenau, Germany, the daughter of Wendall R. Miller and Berdie Toler Miller. She married James Hickam in Alto Pass. She is survived by her husband, James Hickam of...
Joan Ann Vicory, 74, of Anna, died at 7:34 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her son's home in Jackson, Mo. She was born on Feb. 20, 1942, in Dodgeville, Wis., the daughter of Donald J. and Lucile L. Hooser Rice. She married Ronald D. Vicory Sr. on Nov. 2, 1960. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19,...
Billy Gene Osman, 72, of Dongola, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Daystar in Cairo. He was born on Sept. 15, 1943, in Anna, the son of Audy and Retha Hinkle Osman. He enjoyed working on the family farm and had an avid admiration for the Allis-Chalmers tractor. He retired after 30 years...
Danny Honey, 61, of Mounds, died suddenly at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Jan. 4, 1955, in Cairo, the son of Howard and Mildred Lingle Honey. He married Audrey Osburn on Dec. 7, 1973. He worked in construction his entire life. He farmed...
Thomas N. "Tom" Greenwood, 80, of Jonesboro, died at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on April 16, 1936, in Flora, the son of Everett and Nadine Woods Greenwood. He married Martha Nicholson on Aug. 19, 1956, in Anna. He is survived by...

Pages

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158
Email: news@annanews.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Comment Here