Obituaries

James ‘Jim’ Severs
James “Jim” Severs, 77, of Pulaski, died at 8:20 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. Mr. Severs was born on Sept. 18, 1944, in Cairo. On Aug. 28, 1965, he married the love of his life, Brema “Pill” Clifford. They enjoyed 53 wonderful years together.  Mr. Severs was the bass...
Billy Gene Turner
Billy Gene Turner, 84, of Olmsted, died at 8:28 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. Mr. Turner was born on Dec. 16, 1937, in Villa Ridge, the son of Fred and Cecelia Marie Bergfeld Turner. On Dec. 20, 1958, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in...
Gerald ‘Jerry’ Cruse
Gerald “Jerry” Cruse, 71, of Dongola, was called to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 17, 1950, in Anna, the son of Charles Oliver and Leota Smith Cruse.  He married Janet Hase on Sept. 12, 1970. She survives. Mr...
Donna Sue Miller
Donna Sue Miller, 79, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Anna, died Saturday, April 2, 2022, at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Mo.  She was born on March 25, 1943, in Anna, the daughter of Lester and Cynthia Williams Miller. She was a devoted follower of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She spent...
Oliver G. Ridgway
Oliver G. Ridgway, 81, of Anna, died Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the Marion Veterans Community Living Center.   He was born on Nov. 18, 1940, in Anna, the son of Donald and Velda Mae Green Ridgway.  He married Glenda Sloan, who preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 1999. He later married Phyllis Womack,...
Shirley J. Smoot
Shirley J. Smoot, 82, of Anna, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Union County Hospital Long Term Care in Anna. She was born on March 29, 1940, in Anna, the daughter of Rayburn A. and Mary Alice Barringer Russell.  She was raised in Saratoga and was a lifelong resident of Union County.  She married...
Ronnie Dean Bond, 65, of Dongola, died Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at his home.  He was born on May 24, 1956, in Anna, the son of Archie and Pauline Haynes Bond.  He is survived by his siblings, Virgil Williams, Louise Mowell, Calvin, Earl and Carl Bond; a cousin, Brenda Haynes; nieces, nephews, other...
Marilyn Pender
Marilyn Pender, 81, of Cobden, died Sunday, April 3, 2022, at her home.  She was born on Jan. 7, 1941, in Carbondale, the daughter of Clarence E. and Mary Stanley Dillon.  She married Paul Pender on Nov. 5, 1983. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2022. She is survived by her sister, Linda...
Jewell A. McHughes, 87, of Anna, died Saturday, April 2, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.  Rendleman &...
Ignacio Paredes, 97, of Anna, died Monday, April 4, at his home. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.  Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is...

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