Obituaries

Alice Edelman
Alice Edelman, 87, of Anna, was born on April 14, 1936, in Iron River, Mich., the daughter of Arthur and Joy Lace Carlson.  Her peaceful Heavenly Homecoming was Nov. 10, 2023, while residing at The Voyage Assisted Living Center in Marion. In 1957, her career in nursing brought her to Union County,...
Alfred Dewayne Dover
Alfred Dewayne Dover, 89, of Tamms, died Sunday Nov. 12, 2023, at his home, with his wife and family at his side. He was born on Sept. 15, 1934, at the family home in Thebes, the son of Robert “Bob” and Zora Elizabeth Allen Dover. Alfred and Charlotte Ann Mayberry were married on Feb. 14, 1955....
Harry Jones
Harry Jones, 37, of Oakton, Ky., and formerly of Lovelaceville and Wickliffe, Ky., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 1972, from a head-on collision in South Fulton, Tenn.  Mr. Jones was born on April 30, 1935, the son of Hannon and May Mcintosh Jones.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked as a chief...
Michael Ray Crews, 77, of Anna, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Sept. 8, 1946, in Du Quoin, the son of Frank and Ruth Keller Crews. Michael had a head coaching career of over 40 years, including at Carlyle, Elverado, Anna-Jonesboro and Du Quoin. He was a...
James D. ‘Jim’ Whitehead
James D. “Jim” Whitehead, 65, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at Herrin Hospital.  He was born on Aug. 1, 1958, in East St. Louis, the son of William Thomas and Hildred Hulet Whitehead.  He married Lisa Minton on Jan. 21, 1984. She preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 2015. Mr. Whitehead is...
Karen Trammel
Karen Trammel, 68, of Cobden, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at home, surrounded by her family.  She was born on Oct. 19, 1955, in Shiloh Valley Township, the daughter of Carl Eugene and Wanda Lee Graves Parrott.  She married Terry Lee “T-Ball” Trammel on July 7, 1973, in Anna. He preceded her in...
Terry Turner
Terry Turner, 76, of Buncombe, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, at his home.  He was born on Jan. 1, 1947, in Cobden, the son of Paul and Ellen Coleman Turner.  He married Carolyn Newman on April 1, 1967, in Anna. Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Carolyn Turner; three daughters, Renee Barresi, Penny...
Nancy Anne Lyskawa Munsell
Nancy Anne Lyskawa Munsell, 71, of Witt, and formerly of Anna, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on May 8, 1952, in Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Annalee Montgomery Lyskawa.  She was raised by her maternal grandparents, William and Leeta Montgomery...
One last chance to bask in the sun? A turtle (yes, folks, another turtle) took advantage of sunshine and warm temperatures on the last Thursday afternoon in October. Pretty soon, many turtles will be flying south for the winter.
Before we get to the “good stuff”... Did you remember to celebrate National Cat Day on Sunday, October 29. We mentioned the special day to Bob, who got some pork roast out of the deal. He just wanted to know why there was only one day especially for cats... While channel surfing on the tube Monday...
Lynda Gayle  Harvel Newton
Lynda Gayle Harvel Newton, 62, of Smithland, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at her home.  She was born on March 30, 1961, in Carlsbad, N.M., the daughter of Fred and Constance Rose Harvel. She is survived by her mother, Constance Harvel of Jonesboro; husband Mike Newton of Smithland, Ky.;...

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