Obituaries

Gordon Patrick “Pat” Sams, 71, of Cairo, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, at Mercy Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Dec. 11, 1952, in Cairo, the son of William L. and Afton I. Robertson Sams. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Lois Dean Estes on Nov. 19, 1999, in Wickliffe, Ky....
Earl W. Miller
Earl W. Miller, 82, of Anna, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at his home. He was born on Sept. 25, 1941, in De Soto, the son of Clifton Edward and Ruth Aline Walker Miller. He was a graduate of Carbondale Community High School in 1959 and attended University High.  He retired from Verizon on June 30,...
Floyd Morris Dover
Floyd Morris Dover, 83, a resident of Charleston, Mo., since 1968, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., surrounded by his wife and family. He was born on Nov. 19, 1940, at the family home located in Diswood, the son of Robert “Bob” and Ora Allen Dover....
James ‘Rico’ Synowiec
James “Rico” Synowiec, 76, of Lick Creek, died suddenly on Jan. 22, 2024. James was a son, brother, uncle and friend who left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him.  He was born on Dec. 16, 1947, in Chicago, to loving parents Walter J. and Rosalie Pawlicki Synowiec. He is survived...
Louis Jerome ‘Jerry’ Basler
Jerry Basler, 85, was relieved of his suffering on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024.   He was born on June 5, 1938, in Cobden, the son of Frank “Beck” and Lettie Basler. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol; sons Ben and Davy; and his sister Dorothy. He also was preceded in death by his...
Earl Dean Simpson
Earl Dean Simpson, 90, of Cairo, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at his son’s home in Osceola, Ind. He was was born on July 11, 1933, in Olive Branch, the son of Clifton and Mabel Taylor Simpson. Mr. Simpson served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and retired as a sergeant first class. He served two tours...
Linda Lou ‘Tean’ McIntosh
Linda Lou “Tean” McIntosh, 86, of Marion, and formerly of Dongola, passed peacefully into heaven surrounded by her family on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. She was born on Jan. 24, 1938, in Dongola, the daughter of Archie and Amy Lingle Eddleman in Dongola.  Mom attended a one-room schoolhouse at...
Willie Lariel ‘Dean’ McIntosh
Willie Lariel “Dean” McIntosh, 89, of Marion, and formerly of Dongola, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at 5:08 a.m. He was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Dongola, the son of Curtis Wayne and Edna Myrl Coffman McIntosh . He  attended a one-room schoolhouse at Swanpond School before...
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Carl Albert Budelsky, of Cobden, on Feb 6, 2024 at the age of 87 after a five-year battle with leukemia.   Carl was born on March 8, 1936, in Chicago, the son of Mildred Eleanor Holter Budelsky and Carl Martin John Budelsky.  He grew up...
Betty Lou Hartline
Betty Lou Hartline, 95, of Anna, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at her home.  She was born on Feb. 2, 1929, in Anna, the daughter of Lowell and Verna Bear Williams.  She married her sweetheart, James W. Hartline, on May 14, 1948, in Anna. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2015. Mrs. Hartline is...

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