Obituaries

Jim McClellan
Jim McClellan, 74, of rural Cypress, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion.  He was born on Aug. 2, 1947, in Karnak, the son of Ollie and Violetta Hartline McClellan.  He married Royce Annable. She survives.  In addition to his wife, he...
Ronnie Ray Gulley
Ronnie Ray Gulley was called to his heavenly home on Oct. 4, 2021. He was born on Aug. 10, 1937, the son of Elmer and Demovah Gulley, who preceded him in death, along with a brother, Darrell.  He is survived by a son, Michael Gulley (Tricia) of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Sheryl Brenningmeyer (...
Chet Allen Hudgins
Chet Allen Hudgins, 44, of Dongola, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at the VA Medical Center in Marion.  He was born on Aug. 21, 1977, in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Roy and Diane McRaven Hudgins. Mr. Hudgins served in the U.S. Army for two years. He worked as a custom motorcycle builder. He was a big...
Jeffrey Daniel ‘Dano’ Hale
Jeffrey Daniel “Dano” Hale, 51, of Cobden, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  He was born on March 28, 1970, in Carbondale, the son of Henry D. and Rose McCrary Hale. Mr. Hale is survived by his mother, Rose Bailey of Cobden; a son, Tristan Daniel Hale (fiancé, Amber...
Wayne Livesay
Wayne Livesay, 85, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on March 25, 1936, in Grand Tower, the son of George and Clara Kenney Livesay.  He married Barbara Robertson on Dec. 24, 1956, in Jonesboro.  Mr. Livesay is survived by his wife, Barbara...
Rowena Peeler
Rowena Peeler, 87, of Dongola, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis.  She was born on Jan. 3, 1934, in Bismarck, Mo., the daughter of Riley and Alta Alexander Rainwater.    Survivors include her daughter, LA ‘Nora (Roger) Eddleman; a stepdaughter, Theresa (Dennis) Maze...
Joseph Kenneth Musgrove
Joseph Kenneth Musgrove, 93, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Musgrove was born on Sept. 8, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., a son of Joseph and Helen Cass Musgrove.  He married Susan “Jane” Dixon on Sept. 11, 1948.  Mr....
Wanda June Bowen
Wanda June Bowen, 96, of Anna, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Manor Court of Carbondale.  She was born on April 24, 1925, in Union County, the daughter of Lee and May Brown Dover.  She married Robert Stanley East Jr. on Dec. 28,1941, in Jackson, Mo. He was killed on March 25, 1945, while serving...
Rick Acuff, 55, of Dongola, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Integrity of Anna. He was born on June 10, 1966, in Anna, the son of Darrell and Betty Jo Dillow Acuff. Mr. Acuff worked as a farmer for Eddleman Farms. He also served as a firefighter for the Dongola Fire Department.  He is survived by...
Clara Nell Butler
Clara Nell Butler, 88, of Anna, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  She was born on Aug. 23, 1933, in McLeansboro, the daughter of Loran Charles and Edna Elder Gibson Gollihur.  She married Earl Clayton Butler on July 29, 1959, in Anna. He preceded her in death on July 28,...

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