Obituaries

Lela Roberts, 82, of Murphysboro, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 15, 1935, in Carbondale, the daughter of Claud and Mabel Lipe Stearns. She married Robert Roberts on Nov. 9, 1953. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2008. Her family said she was a wonderful...
Joyce Ann Bartruff, 65, of Anna, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Feb. 10, 1952, in Anna, the daughter of Wayne Watson and Florence Elizabeth Brasel Bartruff. She had lived in Anna her entire life, where she was a graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community...
Harold F. Cross, 93, of Anna, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on April 5, 1924, in Creal Springs, the son of Ira and Carrie Wiley Cross. He married Lanita Jean Smith on Sept. 3, 1949, in Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in...
Harvalee David “Lee” Harvick, 95, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Anna, died on Dec. 29, 2017, at his son’s home in Mesa, Ariz. He was born on March 16, 1922, in Wood River, the son of Thurman and Iva Karraker Harvick. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Marla Harvick of Mesa,...
Sandra Lee Tellor would like everyone to know she has accepted an offer that couldn’t be refused. This mission comes with  seeing loved ones she hasn’t seen in a very long time, where she can dance to her hearts content. This jobs security is exactly 110 percent. It was an offer she just could not...
Gerald Fink, 79, of Carbondale, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, surrounded by his family. He was born in 1938 in Mill Creek, the son of Doyle and Mildred Fink. He married Marlene Cotton in 1962. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage, serving as a role model...
Catherine “Katie” Gaynelle Patton, 91, of Springfield, and formerly of Southern Illinois, died on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Memorial Hospice at Heritage. She was born on Sept. 19, 1926, in Delwood, Pope County, the daughter of James Dent and Sylvia Morse. She married Earl Dean Patton on Christmas...
Fred Douglas, 95, of Dongola, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 22, 1922, in Sidell, the son of Thomas and Myrl Cleo Butts Douglas. He married Virginia Lawrence on Oct. 26, 1946. She preceded him in death on Oct. 19, 2013. He served in the Army Air...
David Lee Allen, 65, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Aug. 30, 1952, in Anna, the son of John Jr. and Betty Ann Cook Allen. He married Linda James on May 9, 1974. He is survived by his wife, Linda Allen of Jonesboro; two sons, Aaron (Kayla...
Winnie I. Seip, 72, of Anna, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. She was born on Jan. 8, 1945, in Barksdale, Texas, the daughter of Edgar and Winnieth Fields Ward. She married Daniel Seip. He preceded her in death in 1999. She is...

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