Obituaries

Trenton Cockrum
Trenton Cockrum, 30, of Jonesboro, died on April 6, 2021. He was born on June 7, 1990, in Carbondale, the son of Wendell Cockrum and Charlotte Roberts.  He is survived by his father, Wendell (Shelly) Cockrum; his mother, Charlotte Roberts; children Zaiden, Braxton and Braiden Cockrum; siblings...
Terry Wayne Courtright
Terry Wayne Courtright, 63, of Jonesboro, died on April 7, 2021, at his home.  He was born on Feb. 17, 1958, in Jonesboro, the son of Jimmie and Mary Ann Cavness Courtright. Mr. Courtright is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Courtright of Jonesboro; a sister, Diane and husband Kevin St. Arbor of...
George F. Partridge
George F. Partridge, 66, of Grand Chain, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his home.  He was born on May 27, 1954, in Anna, the son of Harry C. and Rosalee Foster Partridge.  He married Suzan Nicholson on Dec. 10, 1976, in Murray, Ky. Mr. Partridge is survived by his wife, Suzan Partridge of Grand...
Linda Halterman Krueger
Linda Halterman Krueger, 77, of Nashville, Tenn., died on March 30, 2021, after a short illness. She was born in Gary, Ind., on July 25, 1943. She   married Glenn Lee Krueger in 1983, and made her home in Texas prior to his passing in 2000.  She was the daughter of Austin O. Halterman and Hazel...
Donald Milton Garver
Donald Milton Garver, 83, died at his residence in Murphysboro at 4:30 p.m.  on Saturday, April 3, 2021. He was born on April 2, 1938, in Decatur, the son of Gerald K. Garver and Thelma E. Casner Garver. Mr. Garver served in the U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked for 32 years as a...
Janice Toler
Janice Toler, 84, of Anna, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Herrin Hospital.  She was born on Feb. 2, 1937, in Hurst, the daughter of John and Pearl Hester Rutherford.  She married Bill Toler on Sept. 25, 1971, in Royalton. She is survived by her husband, Bill; two sons, Ronald (Janet) Gooden and...
John Ray Childers
John Ray Childers, 90, of Washington, Ill., died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Snyder Village Health Center in Metamora. He was born on Oct. 5, 1930, in Union County, the son of Samuel Larkin and Inez Williams Childers.  He married Dorothy Mae Lee in Piggott, Ark., on Oct. 7, 1950. She...
Janis Shannon, 75, of Jonesboro, died Monday, April 12, at Southeast Memorial Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, today, at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church near Cobden. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www....
Solange Evans, 92, of Murphysboro, died Monday, April 12, at her home. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.  Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is...
Herbert Eugene Gene ‘Cowboy’ Smith
Herbert Eugene Gene “Cowboy” Smith, 64, of Kevil, Ky., died Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his home.  He was born on Dec. 14, 1956, in Advance, Mo., the son of Herbert N. and Ruby Mae Dodd Smith.  He married Jesse Smith and they had two children together. He later married Jolee Koehler.  Mr. Smith is...

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