Obituaries

David Lee Allen, 65, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Aug. 30, 1952, in Anna, the son of John Jr. and Betty Ann Cook Allen. He married Linda James on May 9, 1974. He is survived by his wife, Linda Allen of Jonesboro; two sons, Aaron (Kayla...
Winnie I. Seip, 72, of Anna, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. She was born on Jan. 8, 1945, in Barksdale, Texas, the daughter of Edgar and Winnieth Fields Ward. She married Daniel Seip. He preceded her in death in 1999. She is...
Jerry Wayne Osman, 71, of Louisville, Ky., died on Dec. 24, 2017, peacefully at home. He was born on Aug. 1, 1946, in Anna, the son of Wayne and Opal Waters Osman. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Osman. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jasmin (Burdin) Osman; daughters Jamie...
Ronald R. Smith, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, died on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at age 74. He was born on Sept. 25, 1943, in Mill Creek, the son of Harold and Edna Wright Smith. He married Peggy Poole on May 26, 1961, in Mill Creek. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy Smith of...
James Allen Rowley, 61, of Herrin, died at 1:41 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at Herrin Hospital. He was born on Jan. 28, 1956, in Anna, the son of Roy Wilur and Winnifred Opal Edwards Rowley. He married Susan Barnard on Jan. 1, 2005, in Anna. He is survived by his wife, Susan Rowley of Herrin; five...
Dortha C. Ballance, 89, of Anna, died at 1:18 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at her home. She was born on March 18, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Jim and Grace Brown Choate. She married Harry Eugene “Gene” Williams. He preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1991. Later, she married Eugene “Gene”...
Alberta Mae Cook, 94, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. She was born on Nov. 25, 1923, in Vienna, the daughter of Paris Owen and Birdie Ann Wall Eastwood. Alberta married Leonard Cook. He preceded her in death. She is survived by...
Kenneth Henry Mueller, 97, died on Dec. 19, 2017. He was born in St. Louis, the son of William and Caroline Reichman Mueller. He was the husband of 70 years of Joan Rendleman Mueller. He leaves behind one daughter, Nancy Fleenor of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one son, Ken (Becky) Mueller of Bartlesville,...
Gayle Dillow Conant, 96, of Rochester Hills, Mich., and formerly of Jonesboro and Flat Rock, N.C., died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on Jan. 11, 1921, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Van and Ella Dillow. She was married on April 5, 1942, to John Conant. He preceded her in death on...
Myrle Elizabeth Walter Holt died on Dec. 1, 2017, at the home of her son in Louisville, Ky. She was born on Nov. 20, 1916, in Anna, the daughter of Adolph William Walter Jr. and Fannie Stahlsmith Walter. Her husband, Joseph Paynter Holt Sr., PhD, MD; her son, Joseph Paynter Holt Jr., PhD, MD, JD;...

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