Obituaries

Alfred C. Craft, 81, of Jonesboro, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 13, 1935, the son of Cecil and Freda Dillow Craft. He worked as a truck driver for E.T. Simonds Construction until retirement. He is survived by his...
Doris J. Bennett, 62, of Johnston City, and formerly of Anna, died at 12:14 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at her home. She was born on March 30, 1954, in Anna, the daughter of Rollie and Billie Jean Lambert Wright. She is survived by her two sons, Jeremy Bennett of Whiteash and Jason (Jamine) Bennett...
Barbara Sue Hubbs
Barbara Sue Hubbs, 81, of Anna, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 8, 1935, in Cypress, the daughter of Donald and Lela Hinkle Templeton. She married George Thomas “Tom” Hubbs on May 22, 1955, in Anna. She is survived by...
Lizzie Iona LaCroix
Lizzie Iona LaCroix, 86, of Dongola, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Anna Rehab and Nursing. She was born on Nov. 1, 1929, in Dongola, the daughter of Willie and Nellie Powlis Phalin. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed crosswords, camping and spending time with her family. She is...
Thomas O. ‘Tommy’ Norton III
Thomas O. “Tommy” Norton III, 60, of Anna, was reunited in heaven with his mother, Peggy (Rendleman) Norton. He died at Union County Hospital in Anna at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. He was born on May 31, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Capt. Thomas O. and Peggy Rendleman Norton Jr. He...
Betty Goins Schultz
Betty Goins Schultz, 88, of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at 3:45 p.m. at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on March 17, 1928, in Illinois, the daughter of Theodore and Hazel Goins. She was a longtime member of the United Pentecostal Church of Dongola. She had a strong faith and a...
Jackie Hale
Jackie Hale, 75, of Cobden, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Sept 3, 2016, at her home. She was born on Nov. 11, 1940, in Union County, the daughter of Jack G. and Ruby Brasel Yates. She married Larry D. Hale on Jan. 16, 1960. Together they shared 56 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband,...
Gerald Eugene ‘Eagle’ Cain
Gerald Eugene “Eagle” Cain, 90, of Anna, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at 2:07 p.m. at his home. He was born on Nov. 6, 1925, in Effingham, the son of William Alva and Gladys Hummel Cain. He married Evelyn Smith on Sept. 7, 1947, near Jonesboro. She preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 2006. He is...
Jimmie Dale Smith
Jimmie Dale Smith, 85, of Anna, died at 5:02 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on May 8, 1931, in Carbondale, the son of Leo Everett and Hattie Frances Bryant Smith. He is survived by his two sons, Elliott Blayne (Leta Rich) Smith of Cobden...
August Paul Layman, 84, of Anna, and formerly of Benton, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1932, in West Frankfort, the son of William and Beatrice Layman Matthews. He was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Jay and Cora Layman. He was a member of St....

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