Obituaries

Dannie H. Chapman Jr.
Dannie H. Chapman Jr., 62, of Jonesboro, died Monday, June 27, 2016, at 10 p.m. at his home. He was born on Sept. 9, 1953, in Indianapolis, Ind.  He was the third of four children born to the Rev. Dannie H. Chapman Sr. and Audrey Worthen Chapman.  He spent his childhood and much of his youth in...
Sharon M. Casey, 60, of Pana, died Monday, July 4, 2016, at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana. She was born on Oct. 28, 1955, in Anna, the daughter of William Henry and Joyce Marie Kaehler Casey. She was raised in Palmdale, Calif., graduating from Palmdale High School, class of 1974. She then...
Jeraldine E. Langham, 78, of Golconda, died on July 3, 2016, at home. She was born on July 19, 1937, the daughter of Cecil and Virginia Cavness Knight. Her adopted parents were Hal B. and Bernice Vinyard Ewell. She went to Clark College. She was an executive secretary and worked for the FBI and...
Mary Belle Brown
Mary Belle Brown, 88, of Dongola, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1928, in Cypress, the daughter of Fred and Dorothy Marie Litaker Moake. She married Charles E. Brown on Jan. 13, 1947. He preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2012. She was a member of the...
John Lloyd McGaha, 48, of Dongola, died at 7:25 a.m. Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the Jonesboro Rehab Center. He was born on Aug. 5, 1967, in McAllen, Texas, the son of George S. and Anne Moore McGaha. He is survived by his parents, George S. and Anne McGaha of Germantown, Tenn.; one daughter, Ashley...
Garry Gene Phillips
Garry Gene Phillips, 76, of Anna, died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 4:05 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on May 6, 1940, in Vienna, the son of Claude and Helen Croft Phillips. On Feb. 11, 1961, he married Mary L. “Lou” Lawrence in Vienna.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 2012...
Esther Grimm
Esther Grimm, 82, of Jonesboro, died at 10:37 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Villa Ridge. She was born on Oct. 13, 1933, in Royalton, the daughter of Roy Lee and Vera Butler Bohannon. She married Homer Grimm in Norfolk, Va. She is survived by her husband, Homer Grimm of...
Patricia L. Musgraves
Patricia Louise Robertson Musgraves, of Grand Tower, was born on June 6, 1940, and died at her home peacefully with her family by her side on July 4, 2016, at 8:45 a.m. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Musgraves of Wolf Lake; her mother, Irene Robertson of Grand Tower; two daughters, Debbie...
Lorene V. Musgrave Jones
Lorene V. Jones, 91, of Anna, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 19, 1924, in Anna, the daughter of Willis and Trula Edmonds Musgrave.  She married Dr. Jean Jones on March 16, 1957. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jean Jones of...
Ruth Aldridge
Ruth Aldridge, 95, of Johnston City, and formerly of Cobden, died at 9:07 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Nov. 10, 1920, in Hurst, the daughter of Earl D. and Elizabeth Crews Furlow. She married Herman Lee Aldridge on May 9, 1938, in Jonesboro. He...

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