Obituaries

Michael Knight, 70, of Anna, died at 8:01 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 9, 1947, in Christopher, the son of Raymond James and Helen Marlene Eddings Knight. He married Linda Sue Schimdt in Elgin. She preceded him in death in 1991. He is survived by two brothers,...
Donn S. Miller, 75, of Tamms, and formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at 6:37 a.m. in Cairo at Asperion Care. He was born on July 17, 1942, in Cairo, the son of Charles H. and Alice Marie Sterrett Miller. He was a graduate of Cairo High School and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He...
Maxine Ridenhour Douglas, 100, of Kansas City, Mo., and formerly of Dongola, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Born on Oct. 16, 1917, in Dongola, she and her husband, Carroll Eugene Douglas, moved to Kansas City after he returned from serving in the Navy during World War II. He preceded her in death on...
Dr. Clide DeWayne Cassity, 76, of Palmetto, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. He was born on Aug. 20, 1941, in Browning, Mo., the son of Cecil and Lois Cassity. He was one of five children. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Bradenton, Fla. He married Sandra K. Maxam on Dec....
Lawrence R. “Sandy” Johnston, 71, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on July 13, 1946, in Union County, the son of Claude “HI” and Gladys M. Lacey Johnston. He married Kay (Clayton) on April 12, 1968, in Simpson. He is survived by his wife of 49...
Nancy Carol Brinker, 84, of Makanda, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Arrangements were pending at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro.
Marilyn K. Ayers, 59, of Wolf Lake, died at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Feb. 12, 1958, in Kankakee, the daughter of Darris and Birdie Turner Ayers. She loved animals, especially her beloved pets, Dixie and Bandit. She enjoyed working in...
Lucille Theis, 95, of Dongola, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at her home. She was born on May 2, 1922, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of Ephraim F. and Mary Elizabeth Rhymer Groves. She married Herman Theis on Feb. 3, 1940, in Frohna, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1969. She is survived by her...
Paul E. Henderson, 86, of Anna, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at home. He was born on July 22, 1931, in Olive Branch, the son of Jake and Cleta Fisher Henderson. He married Geraldine Holman. She preceded him in death in 2003. He was a union carpenter for over 50 years, as well as a...
Ermal Michaels, 93, of Anna, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at Integrity Healthcare in Carbondale. She was born on May 6, 1924, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Coney and Flora Reynolds Frick. She married Forrest Michaels in December 1945. He preceded her in death in April 1980. She is...

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