Obituaries

Amon Lee Jackson Jr., 91, of Anna, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born on Sept. 23, 1926, in Galatia, the son of Amon Lee Sr. and Mary B. Smith Jackson. He married Bonnie Rendleman on March 5, 1949, in Osceola, Ark. She preceded him in death on Aug. 11,...
Clifford E. “Bud” Braden, 97, of Cobden, died at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 4, 1920, in Carbondale, the son of Clifford Everett Braden and Esther McElhana. He married Charlesetta Manning on Feb. 5, 1947. He enlisted in...
Helen G. Rumfelt, 58, of rural Dongola, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on Feb. 2, 1959, in Shawneetown, the daughter of Homer William and Dorothy May Seeley Gordon. She married Edward Rumfelt on March 24, 2000, in Anna. She is survived by her husband...
Lee Roy “Leepy” Rendleman, 89, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He was born on April 27, 1928, in Wolf Lake, the youngest son of William Jacob and Edith (Bradley) Rendleman. He married Roberta Forrest in 1950, and from this marriage two children were...
Frances Elsa (Pervier) Swarbrick, 95, of Dixon, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at her country home near Dixon. She was not ill; she died peacefully of old age. Her daughters, who had been taking care of her, were at her side. She was born on Nov. 8, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of...
Shirley Ann Hughes, 80, died on Jan. 27, 2018. Mrs. Hughes was born in St. Louis, on Jan. 25, 1938, the daughter of William and Emily Ecker Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, James Robert Hughes; and her parents. Mrs. Hughes is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Draughon,...
Evelyn Brayley, 97, of Anna, and formerly of Sylacauga, Ala., died at 3:10 a.m. on Jan. 26, 2018, at Jonesboro Rehab. She was born on Feb. 23, 1920, in Sylacauga, Ala., the daughter of James and Omie Jane Lackey Pitts. She married Charles Brayley in May of 1940. He preceded her in death in April...
Carl Eugene Powers Sr., 54, of Anna, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on Aug. 19, 1963, in Jerseyville, the son of Wesley and Barbara Godar Powers. He married Debbie Allison on June 18, 1996, in Paducah. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Powers of Anna;...
Georgia Maude Sides, 82, of Anna, died at 6:07 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Baptist Health in Paducah. She was born on Sept. 5, 1935, in Carbondale, the daughter of Clarence H. and Anna Mae Heininger Davis. She married George Henry Sides on June 1, 1957. They shared 52 years of marriage before he...
Margaret Maxine Stone, 87, of Anna, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Union County Hospital. She was born on Aug. 2, 1930, in Union County, the daughter of Elmer K. and Cora Belle Kelley Whitley. She married Delbert Dean Stone, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one son,...

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