Obituaries

Connie Lou Mays
Connie Lou Mays, 78, of Anna, died Tuesday, Nov.  9, 2021, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  She was born on Jan. 26, 1943, in Elco, the daughter of Claud and Freda Dickerson Winn. She is survived by her children, Deborah Lee (Rusty) Cunningham, Sandra Kay (Terry) Pickel and Ronald Wayne Mays;...
Leonard Dale Choate
Leonard Dale Choate, 86, of Metropolis, and formerly of Anna, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at Baptist Health Paducah. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Metropolis Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Jeff Bremer officiating and military rites.  Mr. Choate was a U.S. Army veteran and a...
Jesse B. Hickam
Jesse B. Hickam, 96, of Anna, died on Nov. 15, 2021, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born as the son of George and Meda McKinney-Hickam on May 1, 1925, in Alto Pass. He married the love of his life, Sarah Cooper, on Feb. 20, 1950, in Piggott, Ark. He later married Carolyn Rogers.  He...
Clyde Banks, 90, of Anna, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Anna. Mr. Banks was born on Nov. 28, 1930, in Elizabethtown, the son of Clyde A. and Grace Mott Banks.  He married Opal Simmons on Feb. 14, 1959, in Shawneetown. Mr. Banks is survived by his son-in-law, Ronnie Stewart; a granddaughter,...
Robert D. Hill
Robert D. Hill, 57, of Anna, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on April 26, 1964, in Halls, Tenn., the son of Dorothy Chandler.  He married Lesa Arnold on Oct. 8, 1998, in Union County, Tenn. He was a member of New Life Tabernacle in Murphysboro. He loved all...
Debbie L. Patterson Bryan
Debbie L. Patterson Bryan, 65, of Anna, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at 5:25 a.m. at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on July 4, 1956, in Cheyenne, Wyo., the daughter of Kirby and Geraldine Tibbs Patterson.  She married Clifford Bryan on April 14, 2000. She graduated high school from...
Andrew Warner Larsen
Andrew Warner Larsen, a blessing from God since his birth on Nov. 12, 2007, passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2021.   He was an eighth grade student at Lick Creek School.    Andrew loved nature and enjoyed hunting with his dad, Erik Larsen, and spending time in the woods that surrounded...
James Wiggs Sr.
James Wiggs Sr, 81, of Odin, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at Odin Health and Rehab.  He was born on May 31, 1940, in Jonesboro, the son of Vertus and Margaret Foher Wiggs.  He married Alice Miller on May 30, 1964, in Harrington, Kan.   She preceded him in death on March 10, 2018. Mr. Wiggs served in...
Carl E. Swoboda Jr.
Carl E. Swoboda Jr. was born on Oct. 13, 1920, the second child to his parents: Carl Earl Swoboda and Anna Martha Bucher Swoboda.   He spent most of his life in Cairo: educated at St. Joseph School and St. Joseph High School and then  he graduated from The David Rankin Jr. Mechanical Traders School...
Eric Lynn Dishinger
Eric Lynn Dishinger, 81, of Metropolis died at 12:16 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Baptist Health in Paducah. Mr. Dishinger was born on Dec. 30, 1939, in Cairo. He graduated from the Cairo Public High School in Cairo. He attended the Merchant Marine Academy in Vallejo, Calif. He married Shirley...

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