Obituaries

Nancy R. Womick, 83, died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2017, at Brookwood Retirement Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the wife of Jerald E. Womick. They shared 60 years of marriage together. Born in Wyandotte, Mich., she was the daughter of Alvin and Hazel Basse, from Jonesboro. She...
Richard Seward, 49, of Jonesboro, died at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at his home. He was born on July 11, 1968, the son of Larry and Elizabeth Seward Wheaton. He is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. He worked as a tech at...
Paul E. Reynolds, 84, of rural Cobden, died at 11:59 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born on May 5, 1933, in Jonesboro, the son of Edward Harrison and Rosa Coats Reynolds. He is survived by his best friend and mother of his children Rose Reynolds...
Robert C. “Bob” McAlister, 75, of Jonesboro, died at 12:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 10, 1942, in Houston, Texas, the son of Robert Perry and Irene Helms McAlister. He married Kristie Dillow on Jan. 29, 1971. He grew up as a...
Betty E. Dodd, 95, died at 5:15 a.m. Aug. 25, 2017. She was born on Feb. 27, 1922, in Huntington, Ind., the daughter of Albert and Ethelwyn Beal Heinss. Both parents are deceased. She was an only child. She married Byron E. Dodd on Feb. 17, 1946, in Indianapolis, Ind. They later moved to Jonesboro...
Franklin Delano  ‘Barney’ Porterfield
Franklin Delano “Barney” Porterfield, 84, of Dongola, died at 4:37 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on March 12, 1933, in Dongola, the son of Clarence Lowell and Bessie Elizabeth Lawrence Porterfield. He married Jodene McCommons on March 6, 1955. He was...
Franklin Henry Powles
Franklin Henry Powles, 79, of Anna, died at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, in the Jonesboro Rehab & Healthcare Center. He was born November 21, 1937 in Union County, the son of Roy and Lorene (Allen) Powles.  Franklin was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church. He served his country in the...
Ethelene Lyerla
Ethelene Lyerla, 94, of Anna, died at 5:26 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Union County Long Term Care. She was born in the country near Cobden, the daughter of Audie and Vesta Wright. She married Collin Wesley Lyerla on July 1, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo. Collin preceded her in death on August 13, 2013. She...
Betty Jean White Jamjoom, 67, of Anna, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1949, in Anna, the daughter of John Jackson and Audra May Henson White. She is survived by her mother, Audra May White of Anna; three brothers, John Monroe (Sue) White of Buncombe...
Gerald ‘Jerry’ Casper
Gerald “Jerry” Casper, 64, of Jonesboro, died at 7:08 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at his home. He was born on Sept. 18, 1952, in Anna, the son of Betty Shepard Dunn. He is survived by his mother, Betty Dunn of Carterville; six children, Samantha Brent of Canada, Jesse (Amanda) Casper of Idaho,...

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