Obituaries

Correne Lavonna Bliss
Correne Lavonna Bliss, 93, of Coweta, Okla., formerly of Olathe, Kan., Mount Morris, Ill., Davis, Ill. and Anna, Ill., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at 3:20 p.m. at her home. Lavonna was born on April 15, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Lester Lee and Enola Lois (Williams) Stevens. Lavonna...
Barbara Alice Zimmerman
Barbara Alice Zimmerman, 70, of College Station, Texas, died on Sept. 30, 2021.  She was born on Oct. 20, 1950, the daughter of Donald and Margaret Swanson, in Anoka, Minn.  She was raised in Oxlip, Minn., until the 8th grade, where she went to school in a one-room house with one other kid in her...
Betty R. Holmes
Betty R. Holmes, 90, of Carterville, formerly of Anna and Cairo, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at 10:23 a.m. in Shawnee Senior Living in Herrin. She was born on Feb. 6, 1931, in Portageville, Mo., a daughter of Chester and Wilma Shumaker Riley.   She married James F. Holmes on June 15, 1951, in...
Nina Brown
Nina Brown, 92, of Cobden, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.  She was born on March 31, 1929, in Pittsfield, the daughter of Charles Everett and Monacrista Belle Rogers Coleman.  She married James “Bill” Brown on Dec. 1, 1984, in Park Ridge. He preceded...
Henrietta Sullivan
Henrietta Sullivan, 94, of Vienna, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna.  She was born on April 7, 1927, in Carterville, the daughter of Henry and Nora Starling Collier.  She married Lloyd Sullivan. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2003. Although she never had any...
Mary M. Edmonds, 94, of Anna, died Monday, Oct. 11, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.  Rendleman & Hileman...
Robert Ward “R.W.” McAlister
Robert Ward “R.W.” McAlister, 49, of Jonesboro, died at 8:16 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 5, 1972, the son of Bob and Kristie Dillow McAlister.  He served as minister of the Anna Church of Christ. He worked as an ag instructor at...
Jim McClellan
Jim McClellan, 74, of rural Cypress, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion.  He was born on Aug. 2, 1947, in Karnak, the son of Ollie and Violetta Hartline McClellan.  He married Royce Annable. She survives.  In addition to his wife, he...
Ronnie Ray Gulley
Ronnie Ray Gulley was called to his heavenly home on Oct. 4, 2021. He was born on Aug. 10, 1937, the son of Elmer and Demovah Gulley, who preceded him in death, along with a brother, Darrell.  He is survived by a son, Michael Gulley (Tricia) of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Sheryl Brenningmeyer (...
Chet Allen Hudgins
Chet Allen Hudgins, 44, of Dongola, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at the VA Medical Center in Marion.  He was born on Aug. 21, 1977, in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Roy and Diane McRaven Hudgins. Mr. Hudgins served in the U.S. Army for two years. He worked as a custom motorcycle builder. He was a big...

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