Obituaries

Raymond Alexander Baggott
Raymond Alexander Baggott, 19, of Du Quoin, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at 8 a.m. at his home. Alex was born on Oct. 24, 2001, in Carbondale, the son of Raymond L. and Lori Lyerla Baggott.   Alex attended First Baptist Church of Tamaroa, where his grandpa serves as the pastor.   He loved spending...
Mandar D. Rhine
Mandar D. Rhine, 31, of Cobden, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at his home.  He was born on Jan. 27, 1989, the son of Scott and Karen Harvell Rhine.  He married Kamea Dudek on June 20, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Kamea; their daughter, Ardea Rhine; his mother, Karen Rhine; a sister, Cory Rhine;...
Jan Michelle Porterfield
Jan Michelle Porterfield, 58, of Antioch, Tenn., and formerly of Dongola, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. She was born on May 1, 1962, in Anna, the daughter of Franklin Delano (Barney) and Elaine Jodene (Jo) McCommons Porterfield.   She was a Dongola High School and a Murray State University graduate...
Frances L. Cavness
Frances L. Cavness, 63, of Grand Tower, and formerly of Wolf Lake, died at 7:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at her home. She was born on Jan. 25, 1957, in Carbondale, a daughter of Jack Ray Taylor and Sandra Jean Spicer.   She married Roger Dale Cavness on July 20, 1977. He preceded her in death on...
James Leo ‘Jim’ Karraker
James Leo “Jim” Karraker, 78, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic private family services will be held.  Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home in Decatur is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be directed to Allstripes (Progressive Supranuclear...
Sandra Sue Hewlett
Sandra Sue Hewlett, 80, of Anna, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  She was born on April 11, 1940, the daughter of James and Jennie Bernowski Seymour. She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Rob) Needling; grandchildren Jared Blessing and Jenna (Tyler) Webb; great-...
Robert ‘Bob’ Dillow
Robert “Bob” Dillow, 81, of Anna, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at St. Louis University Medical Center.  He was born on Aug. 6, 1939, in Union County, the son of Sescel and Opal Treece Dillow.  He married Dorothy Hazel on Aug. 22, 1958, in Ware. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Anna; his sons,...
Melba Lee Nork
Melba Lee Nork, 89,of Cobden, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Jan. 9, 1931, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Clearence and Viola Goettsch Shadlow.  She is survived by her children, Diane Ramero of Salinas, Calif., Jerry Roche of South...
Gerald L. “Jerry” Berry, 87, of Cobden, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born on March 21, 1933, in Zeigler, the son of Francis R. and Ruth B. Graham Berry.  He married Loretta Lamer. She preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2002.  Mr. Berry is survived by his...
Oliva Lopez Carmona, 90, of Alto Pass, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  She was born on May 15, 1930, in Ojo de Agua, Mexico, the daughter of Jose and Maria Guadalupe Carmona Lopez.  She is survived by her children, Maria Guadalupe (J. Luz) Rosas, Ma. Elena (Izidro)...

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