Obituaries

William R. ‘Bill’ Brown
William R. “Bill” Brown, 88, of Effingham, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the Effingham Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham. Funeral services were at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, with Dr. Roger Marshall officiating. Burial was at 1 p.m....
Raymond (Cub) Samuel Boner
Raymond (Cub) Samuel Boner was born on Feb. 9, 1921, the son of Samuel Raymond and Grace Simmons Boner in Johnson County.   His father died in 1929 and he was raised by a single mother with four other children. His mother, Grace Boner Harris, died on Jan. 26, 1998.   He had one younger brother,...
Mathis Hoyle ‘Hat’ Ayers
Mathis Hoyle “Hat” Ayers, 83, of Anna, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at his son’s home. He was born on May 17, 1933, in Haleyville, Ala., the son of Willie and Mary Hamilton Ayers. He married Luberdia Jean Turner on April 1, 1956, in Corinth, Miss. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2013...
Don C. Swink, 79, of Dongola, died at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at his home. He was born on Nov. 25, 1936, in Union County, the son of Boyd and Gertrude Westbrook Swink. He married Betty Sims on Dec. 20, 1953, in Jackson, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Betty Swink of Dongola; children...
James H. ‘Blackie’ Mueller
Mr. James H. “Blackie” Mueller, 86, of Anna, died at 6:17 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at his daughter’s home. He was born on May 7, 1930, in St. Louis, the son of Herbert and Ruby Clark Mueller. He married Shirley Maxine Hileman on Aug. 19, 1955, in Anna. She preceded him in death on May 20,...
Shane Lee Laminack
Shane Lee Laminack, 46, of Anna, died at 1:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at his home. He was born on April 28, 1970, in Carbondale, the son of Lindel Albert and Karen Ann Newton Laminack. He is survived by his father, Lindel Albert Laminack of Belleville, and his mother, Karen Oduola of Jonesboro...
Josephine Louise Sheridan, infant daughter of John Bradley and Amanda Louise (Smith) Sheridan, journeyed to heaven Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. She is survived by her parents, Brad and Amanda Sheridan of Anna; a 7-year-old brother, John Thaniel Sheridan; maternal...
Iris Mae Sheridan, infant daughter of John Bradley and Amanda Louise (Smith) Sheridan, journeyed to heaven at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She is survived by her parents, Brad and Amanda Sheridan of Anna; a 7-year-old brother, John Thaniel Sheridan;...
Anita G. Hurst, 76, of Alto Pass, died at 3:27 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on Aug. 23, 1940, in Cobden, the daughter of Lee and Roxie Newberry Pearson. She is survived by her daughter, Tishea Pearson of Cobden; two grandchildren, Breeze and Justin...
Tim Huckleberry
Tim Huckleberry, 54, of Greenville, Ky., and formerly of Anna, died at 8:51 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He was born on May 5, 1962, in Anna, the son of James and Martha Humphres Huckleberry. He is survived by his son, Jamie Huckleberry and fiancee Kayla Snider of...

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