Obituaries

Steven Lewis Johnson, 69, of Anna, and formerly of Carbondale, died at 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2016, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 6, 1946, in Carbondale, the son of Jesse Noel Johnson and Alice (Wyatt) Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Aislinn Elizabeth Johnson of Carbondale; a...
Melvin E. ‘Tunney’ Isom
Melvin E. “Tunney” Isom, 90, of Anna, and formerly of Ullin, died at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born on June 21, 1926, in Ullin, the son of Merideth James and Cleta Gillette Isom. He married Alice Mae Redcloud on July 11, 1953. She preceded...
Linda M. Houston
Linda M. Houston, 68, of Dongola, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Sept. 6, 1948, in St. Louis, the daughter of Frank and Bertha Anderson Odom. She married Charles Houston on Aug. 24, 1983, in Troy, Mo. She is survived by her...
C. Eugene Phillips
C. Eugene Phillips, 85, of Olive Branch, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Sept. 27, 1931, in McClure, the son of James Everett and Ruth May Benefield Phillips. He married Lora Jeanette Welch on June 15, 1950. She preceded him in death on...
Judith Ann Ferguson-Parks, 74, of Anna, died at 12:51 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on March 21, 1942, in Moline, the daughter of Earl Hester and Ruth Pricilla Whicker. She married Richard Parks on June 5, 1992, in Paducah. She is survived by her...
George A. ‘G.A’ Clymore
George A. “G.A” Clymore, 59, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at 11:15 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Aug. 17, 1957, at Scott Air Force Base near Belleville. On Sept. 3, 2012, he married Barbara (nee Travelstead) Prineas in Vienna. She survives...
Laura A. Eichhorst
Laura A. Eichhorst, 93, of Ullin, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at her home. She was born on July 9, 1923, in Ullin, the daughter of Edward L. and Ora Taake Eichhorst. She worked for Famous Barr in St. Louis for over 40 years as a department manager. She was a member of First Lutheran...
Rae Evelyn King
Rae Evelyn King, 74, of Vienna, and formerly of Cypress, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:12 a.m. at Baptist Health in Paducah. She was born on May 11, 1942, in the Renshaw Community in Pope County. She was the daughter of Festus E. and Mildred J. Kelly Martin. On April 6, 1958, she married Dean...
Ruth Kohler Howerton
Ruth Kohler Howerton, 98, of Carbondale, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Prairie Living in Carbondale. She was born in Jonesboro on April 21, 1918, the daughter of Albert and Effie Ury Kohler. She married Collin Howerton on June 22, 1940, in Jackson,...
Clara Cavitt
Clara Cavitt, 93, of Anna, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the Anna Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born on Dec. 1, 1922, in Joppa, the daughter of Joseph and Arminta Wilshire Farris. She married Eugene Cavitt on July 4, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death on June 11,...

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