Obituaries

Clifton G. Lingle
Clifton G. Lingle, 95, of Coulterville, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at 9:15 a.m. at the Independence Care Center in Perryville, Mo. He was born on April 2, 1927, in Olive Branch, a son of Leo Lee and Thelma Mae Bouie Lingle.  On Dec. 30, 1944, he married Betty Lou Casey in Elgin. She preceded him...
June Brothers
June M. Brothers of Creston, Ohio, and formerly of Wolf Lake and Lemoore, Calif., daughter of the late William and Norah Keeble Morris, was born on June 2, 1925, in Wheeling, W. Va., and died Oct. 14, 2022, at the age of 97 after a short illness.  She retired at the age of 78. She was a lifetime...
Margaret Brown Santos
Margaret Brown Santos, of Carbondale, and formerly of Cobden, was born on April 27, 1929, in Cobden, and entered Heaven on June 18, 2022.  Her parents, Merman and Ruth Brown, were hard working farm owners, with 13 children and eventful lives.  Her childhood was typical of her time and circumstances...
Bonnie L. Stokes
Bonnie L. Stokes, 95, of Lick Creek, went to be with the Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at Parkway Manor in Marion.  She was born on Nov. 18, 1926, in Lick Creek, the daughter of Lafayette Carroll and Ruth Stout Rich.  She married Herman Lee Stokes on Oct. 22, 1943, in Jackson, Mo. He...
Wilma Palmer
Wilma Palmer, 74, of Dongola, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 14, 1948, in Anna, the daughter of William Henry and S. Kathleen Barnhart Messemore. She was a member of the Ullin First Baptist Church. She worked as a beautician for many years at Jody’...
Bill Tweedy
Bill Tweedy, 87, of Pittsboro, N.C., and formerly of Cobden, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at his home.  He was born on Dec. 31, 1934, in Cobden, the son of Glenn and Clara Klughart Tweedy.  He married the love of his life, Patsy Glasco, on Dec. 28, 1957. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1995...
Violet Geraldine (Gerry) Soliz
Violet Geraldine (Gerry) Soliz, 92, of Karnak, was born on Sept. 11, 1930, in Sewal, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Verna Hickerson.   She died at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was a graduate of Corydon High School.  She graduated at the age of 16 and...
Mary Belle Houston
Mary Belle Houston, 93, of Cairo, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2022 at Charleston Manor in Charleston, Mo. She was born on April 5, 1929, in Miller City, the daughter of Ed and Pearl Davis Stiff. She married Oscar Houston. He preceded her in death.  She was a lifelong resident of Alexander County. She...
Martha Sue Clover
Martha Sue Clover, 61, of Anna, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at 6:38 a.m. at her home in Anna, surrounded by family and friends.  She was born on Dec. 6, 1960, in Anna, the daughter of Carl “Frog” and Opal (Hinkle) Brimm.  She married the love of her life, Kevin Clover, on Jan. 17, 1987. She was a...
Cathy Austin
Cathy Austin, 73, of Thebes, and formerly of St. Louis, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center.  She was born on Oct. 1, 1949, in St. Louis, the daughter of Manning Eugene and Evelyn Kathryn Murphy England. She married Loyal “Kirk” Austin on Oct. 6, 1967, and together they...

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