Obituaries

John William Ice
John William Ice, 82, died on May 15, 2017, at the Park Manor of Westchase nursing home in Houston, Texas, following a long battle with dementia. He was born on June 8, 1934, in Anna, the son of Julia and Rayburn Ice. He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in the class of 1952. He...
Billy Lee Verble
Billy Lee Verble, 82, died Monday, April 24, 2017, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. He was born to Archie Verble and Nellie Stoner Verble on April 2, 1935, in Cairo. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and four years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from a civil service...
Hillary Rae Vega, 44, of Anna, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Nov. 4, 1972, in Marion, the daughter of Terry and Janie Carlene Rendleman Sichling. She married Alberto “Al” Vega. She is survived by her husband, Alberto “Al” Vega of Anna;...
Darren Myers Sr.
Darren Myers Sr., 56, of Dongola, died Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was  born on July 5, 1960, in Chaffee, Mo., the son of Nicholas and Shirley Douglas Myers. He married Rebecca Moore on Feb. 14, 1990. He worked driving a big rig truck for US Express and trained students on how to drive a semi-truck. He...
James ‘Jamie’ Walker Jr.
Services for James “Jamie” Walker Jr., 55, of Tonkawa, Okla., were held Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Church in Wheeler, Texas, with Thomas Peppers officiating. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery under the direction of Peppers Family Funeral Home in Wheeler, Texas. Mr. Walker...
Hillary Vega, 44, of Anna, died at 2:08 p.m. Monday, May 15, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To leave online condolences for the family visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home...
Harry M. Verble
Harry M. Verble, 87, of Anna, died at 1:45 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born on Sept. 11, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Arlie and Maud Helton Verble. He married Jewel Pauline Slone on Jan. 20, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant. She preceded him in death...
Dean Honey Robison
Dean Honey Robison died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 5:20 p.m. She was born on Sept. 20, 1929, in Edgar County, the daughter of Guy and Thelma Bozarth Morris. She married James Lawrence Honey on Jan. 1, 1947, and to that union were born four children: Philip Leon, James Leslie, Laura Lee and Keith...
Margaret F. Newton
Margaret F. Newton, 84, of Anna, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at her granddaughter’s home, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 4, 1932, in Cairo, the daughter of Frank and Helen Willard Smith. She married James I. Newton on May 8, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28...
Linda J. Koesters
Linda J. Koesters, 74, of Centerville, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 10, 1942, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Vernon and Margaret Barhorst Monnin. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Denis Koesters; children Tony (Jenn) Koesters, Steve...

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