Obituaries

Shelby Sims
Shelby Sims, 78, of Tamms, died at 9:46 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on Feb. 14, 1938, in Mill Creek, the daughter of Marvin and Juanita McRaven Kerr. She married Conrad “Pete” Sims on Jan. 22, 1955. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2002. She worked in her earlier...
Maudie Lou Hart
Maudie Lou Hart, 86, of Anna, died at 3:43 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on Oct. 8, 1930, in Miller City, the daughter of Claude E. and Grace Eidson Clinton. She married James Eugene “Gene” Hart on Jan. 2, 1955. She is survived by her husband of 61...
Brenda Sims Bennett, 53, of Anna, and formerly of Grand Tower, died on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Arrangements were pending at Crain Funeral Home Anna-Jonesboro.
William Pollitt ‘Bill’ Hensch
William Pollitt “Bill” Hensch, 65, of Jonesboro, died at 9:33 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his home with his family by his side after seven months of fighting cancer. He was born on Nov. 5, 1950, in Des Plaines, the son of William and Audrey Pollitt Hensch. He married Sarah Nave on Oct. 8, 1977,...
Betty Fisher, 63, of Jonesboro, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at her home. She was born on Oct. 3, 1953, in Anna, the daughter of William Alfred and Lela Mae Watkins Hubbs. She is survived by her brother, Wayne (Jackie) Hubbs of Jonesboro; nephews William (Amber) Hubbs and Blake (Jovan)...
Stanley F. Kozak, 92, of Anna, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 1, 1924, in Chicago, the son of Frank and Anna Prus Kozak. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Julie) Kozak of Frankfort, Don (Rhea) Kozak of Naperville and...
Mildred D. ‘Ducky’ Kohler
Mildred D. “Ducky” Kohler, 89, of Anna, died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at her home. She was born on July 25, 1927, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Harold “Ducky” and Blanche Faulkerson Davis. She married Robert J. “Bob” Kohler on Nov. 13, 1948, in Jonesboro. She is survived by her...
Clifford Jones
Clifford Jones, 74, of Anna, died at 9:03 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his home with his wife and children by his side. He was born on Nov. 2, 1941, in Portland, Ore., the son of Emmette and Ruth Rowell Jones. He married Marilyn Elkins in 1981 in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife of 35 years...
Jeffrey Wade Davis
Jeffrey Wade Davis, 57, of Lafayette, Ind., and formerly of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at his home with his wife, Shelly, by his side. He was born on May 1, 1959, in Chicago, the son of Cletus and Audrey Goodman Davis of Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Shelly Davis; a son, Jake...
Dr. Ben Cauble
Dr. Ben Cauble, 80, of Munford, Tenn., and formerly of Anna-Jonesboro, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at River Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center in Covington, Tenn. He was born on Sept. 22, 1936, in Elco, the son of Norman “Chick” and Florence Baldwin Cauble. After graduating...

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