Obituaries

Beatrice E. Miller
Beatrice E. Miller, 87, of Anna, died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna. She was born on March 31, 1933, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of Daniel and Pearl Miller Schlenker. Mrs. Miller had worked her earlier years at Florsheim Shoe Company.  After their closing,...
Alexandria Jade Johnson
Alexandria Jade Johnson, infant daughter of Ann Marie and Marcus Daniel Johnson Jr. of Herrin passed away at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. She was born April 24, 2020, in St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Greg Johnson...
Charlotte M. Griffith
Charlotte M. Griffith, 66, of Jackson, Mo., died at her home on Tuesday, May 5,2020, after a long and courageous battle with Sjogren’s Syndrome. She was born on Feb. 12, 1954, the second child of Mildred L. Prater and Roy C. Simmons.  She married Steven T. Griffith on May 10, 1985, in Cape...
Charlotte Helton, 68, of Villa Ridge, died at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 28, 1952, in Cairo, the daughter of Charley Wallace and Melba Haynes Wallace. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mound City. After 30 years, she...
Lylle Thomas “Tiny” Murphy, 84, of Cairo, died at 4:14 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 20, 1936, in Mounds, the son of Ray and Viola “Vina” Reno Murphy. Mr. Murphy was an entrepreneur; and was the owner and operator of Murphy Trucking...
Devin Michael VanderSluis
Devin Michael VanderSluis, 27, of Anna, Illinois, was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on March 2, 1993.  He departed this world on April 23, 2020, in Columbia, Mo., surrounded by family and friends.  He fought a long battle against a congenital kidney disease that required him to be brave and courageous...
Joyce Shepard Owens
Joyce Shepard Owens, 85, of Wilson, N.C., was born on Jan. 24, 1935, and died Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home in Wilson, N.C. Entombment followed in Evergreen Memorial Park in Wilson, N.C. Surviving are her husband, Ralph...
Grover Leonard  (Bud) Nevels
Grover Leonard (Bud) Nevels, 86, of Jonesboro, left this world for a better place on May 3, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  He was born on Oct. 19, 1933, in Lutesville, Mo., the son of Grover C. and Gladys Kirkpatrick Nevels. He married Rose Miller on Dec. 12, 1955, in Granite City. One of...
Willis E. “Bud” Noble Sr., 89, formerly of East Carondelet, died Monday, April 20, 2020, at The Bridge Assisted Living Facility in North Charleston, S.C. He was born on Sept. 22, 1930, in Granite City, the son of Homer and Verna Conaway Noble.  He married his wife of 67 years, Betty Joyce...
David W. McKee Sr.
David W. McKee Sr., 62, of Dongola, died at 10:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020 ,at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 5, 1958, in Wood River, the son of Harley and Mary Jean Meyer McKee.   Mr. McKee was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic while owning and...

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