Obituaries

Jimmy R. Dallas, 68, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at his home. He was born on Sept. 21, 1949, in Evansville, Ind., the son of William Elbert and Tressie Waters Dallas. He married Linda D. Martin on July 10, 1970, in Dongola. She preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2015. He is survived by...
Virginia Joyce Harrington, died at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones, on Dec. 6, 2017. She was born on Nov. 23, 1936, in Price, Ky., the eldest child of Gilbert and Clarice Wills. Graduating from Ballard Memorial High School, she was employed for many years and retired as a...
Rosa Lee Bell, 85,  of rural Vienna, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. She was born on March 24, 1932, in Union County, the daughter of Alex and Lourena Jacobs Davis. In 1951, she married Raymond Eugene Bell in Jackson, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Brendan “Cory” Moore, infant son of Curtis Lee and Sarah Beth Warren Moore, was born sleeping on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. Brendan is survived by his adoring parents, Curtis Lee and Sarah Beth Moore; a brother, Jayden Moore; sisters Shaylee and Delaney Moore;...
Janette Commean, 70, of Du Quoin, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. She was born on Sept. 6, 1947, in East Chicago, Ind., the daughter of Rudolf and Evelyn Alice Stephenson Gavach. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Gavach of Du Quoin; four sons, Jonathan Commean of...
Alma Gilliam, 93, of Caldwell, Texas, and formerly of Anna, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in Caldwell, Texas. She was born on May 23, 1924, in Illinois, the daughter of William Samuel and Gladys Phelps Smith. She is survived by her daughters, Janice (James) Franks of Caldwell,...
Betty Sue Elkins, 87, of Anna, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at River to River in Anna. She was born on Nov. 17, 1930, in Marion, Ind., the daughter of Fred and Phyllis Lytton Manus. She married Billy Donn Elkins on Dec. 5, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 5, 1998. She was a devoted homemaker...
Jill Suzanne Pearce Bell, died at home on Dec. 8, 2017, after losing a seven month battle with cancer. She was born on July 8, 1951, in Fairfield, the daughter of Willard and June Lotz Pearce, both of whom preceded her in death. On Jan. 20, 1990, she married Bruce Bell, who survives her. She is...
Richard Pitts, 72, of Anna, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on July 20, 1945, in Anna, the son of Lynn and Esther Oliver Pitts. He married Charlene Dover on April 4, 1964. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Pitts of Anna; a daughter,...
Robert G. “Bob” Manus, 85, of Anna, died at 7:25 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born on May 6, 1932, in Anna, the son of Earl and Mina Garner Manus. He married Lula Mowery Spier in October of 1996. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of Anna...

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