Obituaries

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;...
Forrest Ray Meadows, 79, of Dongola, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, surrounded by his wife, Margaret “Jane,” and family at Anna Rehabilitation and Care Center in Anna. He was born on April 6, 1938, in Alto Pass, the son of William Jesse and Clorene C. Harris Meadows. He married Margaret Jane...
Mildred “Millie” Etherton, 54, of Westmount, and formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. She was born on July 28, 1963, in Carbondale, the daughter of Ronald Dean and Mildred Deloris Hoyle Stanley. She is survived by her son, Marcus Etherton of...
Hadley  Chase Ashby, 1, of Anna, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on April 22, 2016, in Carbondale, the daughter of Randy and Lenore Keller Ashby. Hadley is survived by her parents; one brother, Keegan Keller of Anna; two sisters, Taylen and Kylee...
Earl F. Lingle, 73, of Alto Pass, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 5, 1944, in Anna, the son of Melvin M. and Hazel D. Sitter Lingle. He married Patsy “Pat” Eldridge in 1964. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pat Lingle; four children, Dave (Joanie)...

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