Barbara J. Hull Hornback

Barbara J. Hull Hornback, 79, of Cobden, died at 7:24 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1937, in Anna, the daughter of Willard and Allie Lipe Pearson.

She is survived by her children, Roger (Cheri) Beegle of Cobden, Dessi (Charles) Minor of Mt. Vernon, Kenneth (Donna) Beegle of Jonesboro, Kevin (Sheri) Beegle of Mounds and Ellen (Gary) Phalin of Goreville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Elvis “Bud” Pearson of Cobden; a sister, Ruth (Joe) Hardin of Cobden; a stepbrother, Junior (Phyllis) Durall of Anna; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends; and her "grand dog," Molly, who had a special place in her heart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by one grandchild.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cobden and was a member of Anna Moose Lodge No. 1346 for many years.

Funeral services for Barbara J. Hull Hornback were at noon Monday, Oct. 2, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, with the Rev. Ed Falgout officiating. Interment was in the Cobden Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church in Cobden.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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