Obituaries

Donnie Kindle Jr.
Donnie Kindle Jr., 40, of Cypress, died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Metropolis. He was born on March 29, 1981, in Carbondale. He was a 1999 graduate of Century High School in Ullin. Mr. Kindle was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Shandi Kindle; three daughters,...
Gwen (Ellet) Smothers
Gwen (Ellet) Smothers, 76, of Olive Branch, died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 6 p.m. at her home. She was born on June 9, 1945, in Murphysboro, the daughter of Tunney and Doris Jean Trammel Ellet.   On Nov. 21, 1967, she married Tom Smothers. She worked at various secretarial jobs in the area and...
John Williams Sr.
John Williams Sr., 89, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 3:32 p.m. in Herrin. Mr. Williams was born on May 8, 1932, in Chicago, the son of Willie and Ruby Slayton Williams.  He married Janet Whan in 1967 and she survives in Pulaski.  Mr. Williams spent his time volunteering at the...
Jamee Tellor
Jamee Tellor, 61, of Anna, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at her home.  She was born on Sept. 15, 1959, in Anna, the daughter of Ann Lou Sichling.  She married Timothy Tellor on Feb. 27, 1982, in Jonesboro. Mrs. Tellor is survived by her husband, Timothy Tellor of Anna; two daughters, Amanda Jade (...
Carolyn Barringer
Carolyn Barringer, 70, of Dongola, died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10:22 a.m. at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on March 1, 1951, in Ponder, Mo., the daughter of Don Bennett and Gladys Marie Woodring. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She was...
Gerald Sims
Gerald Sims, 72, of Ullin, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Sims was born on June 24, 1949, in Elco, a son of Fred and Betty Brimm Sims.  He married his wife, a true lady, Sandra Reagan Sims, on June 22, 1973.  He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War from May 5, 1969, until May...
William ‘Bill’ Bird Jr.
William “Bill” Bird Jr., 76, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born April 16, 1945, in West Frankfort, the son of William Carl Sr. and Lula Fox Bird.  He married Carolyn Clayton on Sept. 26, 1964, in Saratoga. Mr. Bird is survived by his wife,...
Richard King
Richard King, 83, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in the Massac County Emergency Room.  He was born on April 10, 1938, in Union County, the son of Nathaniel and Myrtle Pender King.  He married Tia Haffly on Sept. 22, 2002, in Union County. Mr. King is survived by his wife, Tia King of...
Evelyn Marie Cox
Evelyn Marie Cox, 92, of Anna, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  She was born on April 11, 1929, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Russell and Anna E. Hedrick Jones. Mrs. Cox is survived by her son, James Dale Jones of Anna; five grandchildren, Shane (Sara) Jones of...
Wilmena L. Allen, 97, died on July 20, 2021, in Round Rock, Texas.  She was born April 8, 1924, in Dongola, the daughter of Roy and Hazel Kohler and at 19 years old left their farm in Mill Creek to work at a munitions plant and then joined the U.S. Marines. She moved to Long Beach, Calif., late in...

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