Gloria Jane  Kerr-Garrison-Sawyer
Gloria Jane Kerr-Garrison-Sawyer, 82, left the arms of her beloved husband, William (Bill) Sawyer, early Friday morning, Sept. 24, 2021, to be with her heavenly Father. She spent her last days with Bill and daughter Kim at her side helping with her struggles with COPD, congestive heart failure,...
Alice Henson
Alice Henson, 86, of Olmsted, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna in Anna. She was born on Jan. 3, 1935, in Olmsted, the daughter of Thomas and Allie Mae Shafer Sauerbrun. She was a member of the former Center Methodist Church. She had worked as a teacher’s aide...
George G. Oliver
George G. Oliver, 62, of Dongola, died Friday, Oct.  15, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  He was born on Nov. 20, 1958, in Metropolis, the son of Cletus and Nina Hannah Oliver.  He married Lena Battaglia on Nov. 20, 2004, in Alto Pass. Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife, Lena Oliver of...
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
Mary M. Edmonds, 94, of Anna, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  She was born on Sept. 14, 1927, the daughter of Grover Bismark and Lena M. Lingle Lyerly.  She married the love of her life, Carl W. Edmonds, on July 4, 1948, in Hernando, Miss. He preceded her in death on...
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...


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