Obituaries

Roger Turner, 59, of Cobden, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016, at his home. He was born on Oct. 19, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of James H. and Lenora L. Coleman Turner. He married Debbie Davis on Sept. 14, 1985, in Union County. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Turner of Cobden;...
Bobby Joe Murray, 68, of Anna, died with his family at his side at 5:37 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 7, 1947, in Cobden, the son of William and Bertie Geraldine Bennett Murray. He married Edwina Landers on Jan. 28, 1992. He is...
Lonnie Smith, 80, died on June 25, 2016. He was born on Dec. 22, 1935, the son of Alonzo and Edna Blake Smith in Sand Ridge. He married his “banana-curled beauty” Joan (Lambdin) Smith (Joanie) on June 7, 1960. God blessed their marriage with four children: son, Kerry David Smith; daughter, Angela...
Steven V. Mainer, 56, died at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Born on Oct. 22, 1959, in St. Louis, he was the son of Lowell V. and Dorothy Lence Mainer of Godfrey. He graduated from Alton Senior High School and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,...
Norma Laminack Vaughn, 83, of Anna, died at 9:44 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at her home. She was born on Dec. 4, 1932, in Anna, the daughter of Roy and Brooksie Howell Swafford. She married Vernon G. Laminack on Nov. 4, 1948, in Osceola, Ark. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1991. She is...
Michael Larry Kerr, 71, of Marion, and formerly of Ullin, died at 12:09 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born on April 21, 1945, in Anna, the son of Leo and Bonnie Pfaff Kerr. Mr. Kerr served in the U.S. Air Force. After his service he worked as...
Cathy Maginel
Cathie Maginel, 88, of Jonesboro, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Illinois Veterans Home. She was born on Sept. 14, 1927, in Green Bay, Wis., the daughter of Henry A. and Rose Warren Sterns. She graduated from St. Lukis Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She was a...
Donald Wayne Lambs Sr.
Donald Wayne Lamb Sr., 77, of Rochelle, and formerly of Alexander County, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 13, 1938, in McClure, the son of Henry and Melissa Porter Lamb. He married Clyda McBride on Sept. 15, 1956, in Cairo. He faithfully served the...
Reuben T. Hawkins, 84, of Cobden, died at 7:42 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on March 1, 1932, in Johnson County, the son of Walter U. and Grace Keener Hawkins. He married Ella Jean Hooper on Sept. 14, 1968, in Morganfield, Ky. He is survived by his...
Doris Elizabeth West, 94, of Marion, and formerly of Anna, died on May 18, 2016. She was born on May 16, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of George M. and Natalie Kuhlman Andrews. She married then-USAAF Staff Sgt. James Edward West on July 1, 1944. After an adventuresome move from...

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