Obituaries

Wayne Crowell, 71, of Carbondale, and formerly of Anna, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at his home. He was born on Oct. 17, 1946, in Anna, the son of George and Mary Dirden Crowell. He married Carolyn Mixen on Oct. 16, 1966, in Union County. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Crowell of...
Mary Elizabeth Belcher-Jackson, 97, of Anna, died on Nov. 29, 2017, at her home. She was born on July 10, 1920, in Metropolis, the daughter of Clarence and Mae Colgrove Gillespie Sr. She married Harry Belcher on Aug. 7, 1940. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1996. Afterwards, she married...
Russell S. Brinker, 85, of Makanda, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at home. Nancy Carol Brinker, 84, of Makanda, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Russell and Nancy were married on Sept. 20, 1952, and shared 65 happy years of marriage together. Russell was born on May 20...
Ricky Vick, 61, of Tamms, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at home in Tamms. He was born on March 4, 1956, in Cairo, the son of Roy and Martha Foster Vick. He married Joan Betts on Dec. 27, 1988. He was a hardworking man. He had worked as a mechanic at Green Implement and was a farmer. He is survived by...
Michael Knight, 70, of Anna, died at 8:01 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 9, 1947, in Christopher, the son of Raymond James and Helen Marlene Eddings Knight. He married Linda Sue Schimdt in Elgin. She preceded him in death in 1991. He is survived by two brothers,...
Donn S. Miller, 75, of Tamms, and formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at 6:37 a.m. in Cairo at Asperion Care. He was born on July 17, 1942, in Cairo, the son of Charles H. and Alice Marie Sterrett Miller. He was a graduate of Cairo High School and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He...
Maxine Ridenhour Douglas, 100, of Kansas City, Mo., and formerly of Dongola, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Born on Oct. 16, 1917, in Dongola, she and her husband, Carroll Eugene Douglas, moved to Kansas City after he returned from serving in the Navy during World War II. He preceded her in death on...
Dr. Clide DeWayne Cassity, 76, of Palmetto, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. He was born on Aug. 20, 1941, in Browning, Mo., the son of Cecil and Lois Cassity. He was one of five children. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Bradenton, Fla. He married Sandra K. Maxam on Dec....
Lawrence R. “Sandy” Johnston, 71, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on July 13, 1946, in Union County, the son of Claude “HI” and Gladys M. Lacey Johnston. He married Kay (Clayton) on April 12, 1968, in Simpson. He is survived by his wife of 49...
Nancy Carol Brinker, 84, of Makanda, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Arrangements were pending at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro.

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