Obituaries

James Martin Merchant
James Martin Merchant, 89, of Simpson, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin. Mr. Merchant was born on Dec. 2, 1930, in Grand Chain. James and Veronica Maxion Merchant were married in 1988. Mr. Merchant was a lifelong farmer, since the age of 22. He was a veteran...
Warren Shelton
Warren Shelton, 63, of Anna, died at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Dec. 29, 1956, in Anna, the son of Robert and Betty Mixen Shelton. He loved to ride his bicycle and was always willing to help someone out if he could. He adored his family. He...
Carl (C.W.) Wayne Nimmo
Carl (C.W.) Wayne Nimmo, 67, left this earthly home on Aug. 27, 2020. Mr. Nimmo was born on May 21, 1953, in Union County, the son of Harlan and Wanda Davis Nimmo.   He married Terry Lutz on Jan. 17, 1975, and to this union three beautiful daughters were born. Mr. Nimmo was a farmer by trade.  He...
Delmond Dale Ellis
Delmond Dale Ellis, 71, of Murphysboro, and formerly of Pomona, died at 9:31 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2020. He was born on May 18, 1949, the son of Howard O. Ellis and Crettie Fuller Ellis.  Mr. Ellis was a veteran and served during Vietnam, where he drove heavy supply trucks. When he returned home he had...
Juanita Olean Phillips, 92, of Anna, and formerly of Elkville, passed away very peacefully at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at the home of her daughter. She was 11 days short of her 93rd birthday and passed away from the effects of an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Juanita and Bob were both...
Joseph M. Glisson was born on Jan. 6, 1948, and, with his devoted wife by his side, Joe passed away quietly on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at the Margret Dozier House of Big Bend Hospice. An Alabama native, Joe was born in Montgomery and grew up in Tuscaloosa.  As a kid, Joe fell in love with the woods...
Ernest Butler
Ernest Butler, 69, of Tamms, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2020. Mr. Butler was born on Nov. 18, 1950, in Cairo, the son of Ernest and Lena Sharp Butler. He was a faithful saint, deacon and board member of the First Pentecostal Church in Cape Girardeau for over 15 years. He is survived by...
Linda Sue Calvert
Linda Sue Calvert, 71, of East Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Cairo, died at 3:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at her home. She was born in Cairo on Aug. 31, 1948, the daughter of John Whitehead and Patsy Dodd Whitehead.  She married Edwin Calvert on Dec. 23, 1966. She worked as a cook at Witz’s...
Ronald Edmond ‘Butch’ Kennedy
Ronald Edmond “Butch” Kennedy, 74, of Olmsted, died at 4:52 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Kennedy was born on May 25, 1946, in Cairo, the son of Loren “Bosco” and Helen Frances Echols Kennedy. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Pulaski. He was a member and...
Arthur Southern ‘Sonny’ Clark Jr.
Arthur Southern “Sonny” Clark Jr. of Creve Coeur, Mo., died at home on Aug. 19, 2020, surrounded by family. Mr. Clark was born on Oct. 23, 1937, in Mound City, the son of Arthur S. “Clarkie” Clark Sr. and Florence “Irma” Newell Clark.  He graduated from Mounds Township High School in 1956 despite a...

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