Obituaries

Bill Hutchison
Bill Hutchison, 82, of Dongola, died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Oct. 7, 1934, in Union County, the son of William T. and Mae M. Tucker Hutchison. He married Glenda Mae Ferguson. She preceded him in death. He was a heavy equipment operator...
Farris Lee Johnson
Farris Lee Johnson, 82, died on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. She was born on Aug. 9, 1934, in Anna. She was a graduate of the class of 1952 at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. She was a member of Tallowood Baptist Church and served as a past president of the Brookwood Community...
Debra L. ‘Lonnie’ Prater
Debra L. “Lonnie” Prater, 60, of Anna, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at her home. She was born on July 14, 1956, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Victor and Ruby White Petty. She is survived by her two daughters, Jamie (Glen) Prater of Cobden and Jennifer (Michael) Garrett of Alto Pass; one son,...
Lois Brooks, 57, of Jonesboro, died at 12:38 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Jonesboro Healthcare. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.
Eleanor B. Ketchie, 96, of North Charleston, S.C., and formerly of Anna, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. She was born on Feb. 13, 1921, in Anna, the daughter of Dee Brimm and Vica Young Brimm. She married Irvin Ketchie. She loved the outdoors, and could be found working in her yard surrounded by...
Gerald “Jerry” Edwin Miltenberger
Gerald “Jerry” Edwin Miltenberger, 82, of Carbondale, died at 2:06 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at his home in Carbondale with his family by his side. He was born on Sept. 5, 1934, in Anna, the son of Virgil E. and Nellie Boyd Miltenberger. He was a 1952 graduate of Dongola High School. Following...
John Harold Rodgers
John Harold Rodgers, 81, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Cobden, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at his home. He was born on June 25, 1935, in Chicago, the son of Francis and Loyola Powers Rodgers. He married Doris Bigler on Dec. 28, 1957, in Cobden. He is survived by his wife, Doris...
Dean Golliher
Dean Golliher, 73, of Anna, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on Aug. 4, 1943, in Murphysboro, the son of Willard Otis and Mary Jane Tindall Golliher. He married Janet Rowley on Oct. 4, 1965, in Murphysboro. He is survived by his wife of 51...
Charles W. Hook
Charles W. Hook, 87, of Anna, died at 8:03 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Aug. 14, 1929, in East St. Louis, the son of Charles Wesley and Marguerite Root Hook. He married Jeanette Liggett on Aug. 29, 1985. He was a manager with the...
Donovan C. Smith
Donovan C. Smith, 68, of Cobden, died on Feb. 3, 2017, at 3:10 a.m. at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Anna on Nov. 5, 1948. He was raised by his grandparents, Eppie and Helen Smith of Jonesboro, and considered them his parents. He graduated in the Anna-Jonesboro Community High...

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