Obituaries

Gayle Dillow Conant, 96, of Rochester Hills, Mich., and formerly of Jonesboro and Flat Rock, N.C., died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on Jan. 11, 1921, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Van and Ella Dillow. She was married on April 5, 1942, to John Conant. He preceded her in death on...
Myrle Elizabeth Walter Holt died on Dec. 1, 2017, at the home of her son in Louisville, Ky. She was born on Nov. 20, 1916, in Anna, the daughter of Adolph William Walter Jr. and Fannie Stahlsmith Walter. Her husband, Joseph Paynter Holt Sr., PhD, MD; her son, Joseph Paynter Holt Jr., PhD, MD, JD;...
Forrest Ray Meadows, 79, of Dongola, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, surrounded by his wife, Margaret “Jane,” and family at Anna Rehabilitation and Care Center in Anna. He was born on April 6, 1938, in Alto Pass, the son of William Jesse and Clorene C. Harris Meadows. He married Margaret Jane...
Mildred “Millie” Etherton, 54, of Westmount, and formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. She was born on July 28, 1963, in Carbondale, the daughter of Ronald Dean and Mildred Deloris Hoyle Stanley. She is survived by her son, Marcus Etherton of...
Hadley  Chase Ashby, 1, of Anna, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on April 22, 2016, in Carbondale, the daughter of Randy and Lenore Keller Ashby. Hadley is survived by her parents; one brother, Keegan Keller of Anna; two sisters, Taylen and Kylee...
Earl F. Lingle, 73, of Alto Pass, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 5, 1944, in Anna, the son of Melvin M. and Hazel D. Sitter Lingle. He married Patsy “Pat” Eldridge in 1964. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pat Lingle; four children, Dave (Joanie)...
Jimmy R. Dallas, 68, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at his home. He was born on Sept. 21, 1949, in Evansville, Ind., the son of William Elbert and Tressie Waters Dallas. He married Linda D. Martin on July 10, 1970, in Dongola. She preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2015. He is survived by...
Virginia Joyce Harrington, died at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones, on Dec. 6, 2017. She was born on Nov. 23, 1936, in Price, Ky., the eldest child of Gilbert and Clarice Wills. Graduating from Ballard Memorial High School, she was employed for many years and retired as a...
Rosa Lee Bell, 85,  of rural Vienna, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. She was born on March 24, 1932, in Union County, the daughter of Alex and Lourena Jacobs Davis. In 1951, she married Raymond Eugene Bell in Jackson, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Brendan “Cory” Moore, infant son of Curtis Lee and Sarah Beth Warren Moore, was born sleeping on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. Brendan is survived by his adoring parents, Curtis Lee and Sarah Beth Moore; a brother, Jayden Moore; sisters Shaylee and Delaney Moore;...

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