Vickie Jo Fletcher Merriman
Vickie Jo Fletcher Merriman, 63, died at 9:18 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  Vickie was born on Oct. 23, 1957, in Christopher, the daughter of Robert Henry Fletcher and Bobbie Ruth Simpson Fletcher.  She married Richard Merriman on Oct. 26, 2012, and he survives...
Betty Jo Boyd
Betty Jo Boyd, 73, of West Frankfort, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Harrisburg Medical Center.  She was born on Feb. 1, 1948, in Granite City, the daughter of Samuel and Betty Shepard Casper.  On most days you could find her enjoying a crossword puzzle or reading her Bible. She will be dearly...
William E. Britt
William E. Britt, 74, of Jonesboro, died Friday, April 23, 2021, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. His family was with him when he passed. He was born on Jan. 26, 1947, in Cairo, the son of the Rev. S.E. and Mary Britt, the day of his mother’s birthday.  He married Linda Duschl on...
James R. Newman Jr.
James R. Newman Jr., 77, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital.  He was born on July 15, 1943, the son of James R. and Jeanet Kay Morford Newman.  He married Virginia Alice Mays on June 25, 1966. She preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1975.  Mr. Newman was an avid...
Violet Crain
Violet Crain, 93, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the home of her son in Chillicothe, Mo.  She was born on Oct. 14, 1927, in Asherville, Mo., the daughter of Louie and Gussie Hodge.  She married Loyd Crain on May 15, 1943, in Puxico, Mo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2000....
Fred Moallankamp
Fred Moallankamp, 98, of Olmsted, and formerly of Mound City, died at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, just four days before his 99th birthday. Mr. Moallankamp was born on April 17, 1922, in Mound City. He was the much loved son of Sylvester Jackson and Beulah Mae Dumm Moallankamp. He was a...
Zachary Cole Poole
Zachary Cole Poole, 23, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, April 17, 2021.  He was born on March 2, 1998, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Michael and Mary Robinson Poole.  He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mary Poole and Kenneth Laster of Jonesboro; his father and stepmother, Michael and Julie...
Glenda L. Smith
Glenda L. Smith, 87, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021. She was born on June 17, 1933, in Anna, a daughter of Howard and Florence Karraker Henderson.   She married Kenneth A. Smith on March 23, 1973. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2019, after nearly 47 years of marriage. In her...
James William ‘Bill’ Brown
James William “Bill” Brown, 91 of Cobden, died Thursday, April 15, 2021, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.  He was born on April 21, 1929, in Decatur, the son of Charles and Alice Jenkins Brown. He married Nina Coleman. He is survived by his wife, Nina Brown; two sons, Charley (...
Bobbie Thompson
Bobbie Thompson, 93, of Dongola, died on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at his home.  He was born on May 5, 1927, in Elco, the son of John and Eliza Ann Lewis Thompson. He married Grace Powles on May 21, 1948, in Mill Creek. Mr. Thompson was a manager at the Tamms Lumberyard for many years. He then ran...


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