Obituaries

JoAnn Silinzy
JoAnn Silinzy, 77, of Tamms, and formerly of St. Louis, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 19, 1939. She married Charles Ray and later in life married Jesse Silinzy. Both preceded her in death.  She had worked at American Linen in...
Wilma Lingle
Wilma Lingle, 97, of Anna, died at 11:42 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Pinckneyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on Aug. 16, 1919, in Union County, the daughter of John and Ona Mae Stokes Burlison.  She married Melvin Lingle. He preceded her in death in March of 1969....
Anita Mae Christensen
Anita Mae Christensen, 76, of Mount Vernon, died at 12:26 a.m. on Feb. 21, 2017, at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon.  She was born on Sept. 13, 1940, in Union County, the daughter of Charles Jackson and Flossie Faith Pendergrass Spurlock.   She married Gary Kurt Christensen on Oct....
David Karl MacLeod
David Karl MacLeod, 72, of Cobden, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home.   He was born on Feb. 19, 1944, in Mobile, Ala., the son of John A. and Mary Lucille Anderson MacLeod.   He is survived by his daughters, Patricia MacLeod (Peter) Currey of Gallatin, Tenn., and Pamela Kay ...
Julia Juanita Farris
Julia Juanita Farris, 78, of Dutch Ridge, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Liberty Village in Marion.  She was born on May 9, 1938, in Dutch Ridge, the daughter of Earl David and Mellie Opal Outlan Reynolds.  She married Wilburn M. Marks and they had seven children. Later, Julia...
Earl R. Milton
Earl R. Milton, 82, of Herrin, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in Energy.  He was born on Sept. 25, 1934, in Carterville, the son of Irving Earl and Morine Pearl Reeves Milton.  Mr. Milton graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in...
Floyd ‘Corky’ Wiley Griffith
Floyd “Corky” Wiley Griffith, 87, of Nashville, Tenn., died on Feb. 19, 2017.  He was born and raised in Union County, and graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1947.  One of his early jobs was as a projectionist at the Doll Theater in Jonesboro, where he met his future wife,...
Gary Wayne Ledbetter
Gary Wayne Ledbetter, 65, of Anna, died at 6:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at his home.  He was born on Feb. 4, 1952, in Cairo, the son of Roy and Alice Brown Ledbetter. He is survived by his two daughters, Tammy (Kenneth) Donoho and Angela (Jake) Harris, all of Anna; one son, Larry Ledbetter of...
David L. Harris
David L. Harris, 67, of Alto Pass, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  He was born on July 5, 1949, in Anna, the son of Charles M. and Alberta L. Stroehlein Harris.  He married Norma S. Blankenship on March 13, 1971, in Murphysboro.  Mr. Harris is survived by...
Carl Everett Rhodes, 91, of Wolf Lake, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 23, 1925, in Wolf Lake, the son of Albert and Lula Foster Rhodes. He is survived by his brother, Billy Rhodes of Alto Pass; numerous nieces and nephews, Annie Rhodes, Jim Rhodes,...

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