Obituaries

David W. Siebert
David W. Siebert, 49, of Cobden, died Friday, March 27, 2020, at Evelyn’s Hospice House in Creve Coeur, Mo.  He was born on January 2, 1971, in Dallas, Texas. He was the son of Lester Dean and Martha Leota Davis Siebert.  He is survived by his daughter, Molly Siebert of Anna; his parents, Lester...
William E. ‘Bill’ Hileman
William E. “Bill” Hileman, 82, of Anna, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.  He was born on Aug. 10, 1937, in Anna, the son of Fred Jacob and Nellie G. Eddleman Hileman.  He married Bonnie Jones on Oct. 13, 1956, in Anna.           Mr. Hileman is survived by his wife,...
Clifton E. ‘Port’ Moreland
Clifton E. “Port” Moreland, 83, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, March 29, 2020, at his home.  He was born on Oct. 23, 1936, in Union County, the son of Eual E. “Doc” Moreland and Irma Sronce Moreland.  He married Beverly Phillips on April 17, 1997. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2014.  Mr....
Bonnie Lois Marie Penrod
Bonnie Lois Marie Penrod, 85, of Anna, died at 1:22 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on Oct. 12, 1934, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of George V. and Clara R. Kenney Livesay.   She married Earl Wayne Penrod on Oct. 5, 1990, at Ware Baptist Church. He...
Gene Wright
Gene Wright, 92, of Anna, died Sunday, March 29, 2020, at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna.  He was born on July 7, 1927, in Buncombe, the son of Audie Sherman and Vesta Mae Miller Wright.  He married Mary Lou Toler on June 23, 1956, in Anna.  Mr. Wright is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary...
Elizabeth Ann Davis
Elizabeth Ann Davis, 66, of Anna, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at her home. She was born on Dec. 13, 1953, in Marion, the daughter of Paul and Norma Kathleen (McGregor) Davis.  She was a graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. She worked at Choate Mental Health and...
John Carroll Chaffin Jr.
John Carroll Chaffin Jr., 38, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Jonesboro.  He was born on Feb. 23, 1982, in Covina, Calif., the son of John C. Chaffin Sr. and Dianne L. MacLeod Chaffin.  Mr. Chaffin is survived by his parents, John and Dianne Chaffin of Jonesboro; one son, Parker...
Carol Kay Barger, 82, of Anna, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Union County Nursing Home in Anna. She was born on Jan. 25, 1938, in St. Louis, the daughter of Samuel and Flora Yarbrough Trefts.  She graduated from Marion High School in 1956 and married Robert Eugene Barger on Dec. 5, 1958, in...
Rebecca Ann Johnson
Rebecca Ann Johnson, 62, of Murphysboro, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  She was born on Feb. 15, 1958, the daughter of George Allen and Mary Magdeline Dirden Crowell.  She married George Johnson. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Johnny (Sunni...
Elbert Lee 'Tom' Black
Elbert Lee “Tom” Black, 88, of Anna, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 12:15 a.m. at his home, surrounded by members of his family. Mr. Black was  born on Jan. 31, 1932, in Goreville, the son of Aaron C. and Johnnie Anna Thomas Black. He married Irma L. Nicholson on Sept. 11, 1951, in Osceola, Ark...

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