Obituaries

Rita Faye Poole
Rita Faye Poole, 61, of Anna, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on June 12, 1955, in Sterling, the daughter of Clifford Poole and Shirley Crouch Poole. She was an extremely talented musician and singer. She is survived by her three sons, Shawn...
Ora L. Essex
Ora L. Essex, 98, of Pulaski, died at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna. She was born on Sept. 1, 1918, in Olmsted, the daughter of George and Rosina Jacobsmeyer Schukar. She married Joseph William “Joe” Essex on April 26, 1941, and they enjoyed 67 years of...
Minnie Jeremiah Allison
Minnie Jeremiah Allison, 94, of Blairsville, Ga., died at her home on Thursday, May 28, 2017. Mrs. Allison was born on Feb. 8, 1923, in Sparta, the daughter of William and Rosa Jeremiah. She was of the Protestant faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She...
John William Ice
John William Ice, 82, died on May 15, 2017, at the Park Manor of Westchase nursing home in Houston, Texas, following a long battle with dementia. He was born on June 8, 1934, in Anna, the son of Julia and Rayburn Ice. He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in the class of 1952. He...
Billy Lee Verble
Billy Lee Verble, 82, died Monday, April 24, 2017, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. He was born to Archie Verble and Nellie Stoner Verble on April 2, 1935, in Cairo. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and four years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from a civil service...
Hillary Rae Vega, 44, of Anna, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Nov. 4, 1972, in Marion, the daughter of Terry and Janie Carlene Rendleman Sichling. She married Alberto “Al” Vega. She is survived by her husband, Alberto “Al” Vega of Anna;...
Darren Myers Sr.
Darren Myers Sr., 56, of Dongola, died Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was  born on July 5, 1960, in Chaffee, Mo., the son of Nicholas and Shirley Douglas Myers. He married Rebecca Moore on Feb. 14, 1990. He worked driving a big rig truck for US Express and trained students on how to drive a semi-truck. He...
James ‘Jamie’ Walker Jr.
Services for James “Jamie” Walker Jr., 55, of Tonkawa, Okla., were held Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Church in Wheeler, Texas, with Thomas Peppers officiating. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Wheeler, Texas. Mr. Walker...
Hillary Vega, 44, of Anna, died at 2:08 p.m. Monday, May 15, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To leave online condolences for the family visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home...
Harry M. Verble
Harry M. Verble, 87, of Anna, died at 1:45 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born on Sept. 11, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Arlie and Maud Helton Verble. He married Jewel Pauline Slone on Jan. 20, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant. She preceded him in death...

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