Obituaries

David Samuel Henry
David Samuel Henry, the son of RW and Kattie Eastwood Henry, went to be with his Heavenly family on Jan. 6, 2021, of natural causes. He was born on April 26, 1933, on the family farm in White Hill. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Ann Dunkin on June 26, 1970. He was the 10th of 14 children...
Charles E. Houston, 82, of Jonesboro, died at 3:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at his home. He was born on Jan. 10, 1938, in Anna, the son of Claude  and Alma Casper Houston. He married Linda Odum on Aug. 24, 1983. She preceded him in death on Oct. 1, 2016.  Mr. Houston retired from Bunny Bread...
Mary Lucille Tucker, 90, of Wolf Lake, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  She was born on July 25, 1930, in Anna, the daughter of Francis Lester and Clydie Lingle Kelley.  She married Billy W. Tucker on April 2, 1960.   She is survived by her husband, Billy W. Tucker...
Naomi Davis
Naomi Davis, 99, of Anna, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi.  She was born on Dec. 9, 1921, in Buncombe, the daughter of Tull E. and Dovie Thomas Perry.  She married Homer Mangrum. He preceded her in death in 1975. She later married Lester Davis. He preceded her in...
Rodney Patrick Pearman
Rodney Patrick Pearman, 37, of Jonesboro, and formerly of Cairo, died at 2:19 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at his home. He was born on Aug. 19, 1983, in Cairo, the son of Rodney Gene and Donna Farris Pearman.   He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.  He worked as a landscaper and...
William W. Riston, Jr., 65, of Tamms, formerly of Cairo, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 5:06 a.m. Bill was born on Feb. 16, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, a son of William Warren and Lodean (Vines) Riston, Sr. He married Susan Flanary of Tamms on Dec. 2, 1978, and she survives. Bill worked as...
Bill Newton
Bill Newton, 70, of Goreville, and formerly of Cobden, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Newton was born on Feb. 24, 1950, in Anna, the son of Byford and Verla Billingsley Newton.   He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1968. He...
Kay McRaven
Kay McRaven, 76, of Anna, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at her home.  She was born on Feb. 4, 1944, in Anna, the daughter of George Franklin and Magdalene Elizabeth Holshouser Whiteside.  She married Allen McRaven on March 9, 1973, in Johnson County.  She is survived by her husband, Allen McRaven;...
Edgar ‘Ed’ R. Johnson
Edgar “Ed” R. Johnson, 85, of Wickliffe, Ky., and formerly of Anna, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at the Lifecare Center of La Center, Ky.  He was born on Oct. 28, 1935, in Miller City, the son of Marshall and Mabel Dover Johnson.  He married June Brown on April 28, 1956, in Apopka, Fla. She preceded...
Wanda Marie Hase
Wanda Marie Hase, 89, of Anna, went to her eternal home on Dec. 29, 2020, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Feb. 17, 1931, in Crainville, the daughter of Herman and Effie Greenrod Dunaway. She married Harold “Junior” Hase on June 5, 1949, in Ullin. He preceded her in death on...

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