Obituaries

Cherie A. Sharp
Cherie A. Sharp, 70, of Pulaski, died at 3:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Illinois. She was born on April 12, 1951, in Cairo, the daughter of Edwin Staggs and Helen Polk. She was a cashier attendant at Harrah’s Casino in Metropolis. She was preceded in death by her...
Charles McCoy
Charles McCoy, 84, of Shalimar, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.  He was born in Cache on Nov. 10, 1937, the son of General Lee and Lena Crider McCoy. He graduated from Thebes High School.  He and Minnie Foster were married on May 28, 1955.  He joined the U.S...
Derek Thomas Harvell
Derek Thomas Harvell, 25, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.  He was born on Dec. 10, 1996, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Darryl and Diane Moreland Harvell. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Jessica (Khyle) Dean; nieces and nephew Aria, Brigham and Adaley Dean; his...
John F. Berry Sr.
John F. Berry Sr., 70, of Anna, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Cobden, the son of Delmar and Vesta Davis Berry.  He married Brenda Poole on Aug. 1, 1969, in Alto Pass. Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, Brenda Berry of Anna; a son,...
Joyce Ann Sullivan
Joyce Ann Sullivan, 80, of Anna, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Joyce was born the daughter of Henry (Frog) and Nora (Davis) Bryan in Mascoutah, Ill. Joyce married William Joseph (Joe) Sullivan on July 12, 1958, at Joe’s home in Jonesboro, Ill...
Beatrice A. Stevens
Beatrice A. Stevens, 83, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  She was born on July 18, 1938, in Union County, the daughter of Hilbert and Mary Wright Adams.  She married Dave Hileman, who preceded her in death. She later married Ray Harold Stevens. He preceded...
Jimmie G. ‘Jim’ Fuller
Jimmie G. “Jim” Fuller, 84, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  He was born on Jan. 19, 1937, in Anna, the son of Robart and Virgie Verble Fuller.  He married Dorothy Mae “Dot” Barlow on Feb. 21, 1959, in Anna. She preceded him in death...
Pearl A. Baker
Pearl A. Baker, 91, of Anna, died Thursday, Jan.  6, 2022, at 7:05 p.m. at her residence.  She was born on Aug. 11, 1930, in Dongola, the daughter of Edward and Velva Lentz Baker. She worked for the City of Anna for 30 years until her retirement. She then got to enjoy babysitting her great- and...
Rev. Joseph Ray Hankla
Rev. Joseph Ray Hankla, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Rev. Hankla was born on May 25, 1930, in Union County, the son of Amos and Opal Williams Hankla. He married Viola Mae Clayton on Sept. 16, 1949.  She preceded him in death on May 22, 2018.   Rev. Hankla was a...
Carl E. ‘Corkey’ Kesler
Carl E. “Corkey” Kesler, 88, died at 4:02 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. He was born on Jan. 8, 1933, in Elco, the son of McTitus and Cynthia Ann Provo Kesler. He married Linda Sue Gullett on Nov. 7, 1964, in Edwardsville. She survives. A corporal in the U....

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