Obituaries

Virginia Ruth  Hammond Housman
Virginia Ruth (Hammond) Housman, 96, passed on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.  She was born on Jan. 20,1925, in Appleton, Wis.,  the daughter of Nile and Charlotte Ruth Hammond, sister to Lucille Irene Alme and brother Nile Spencer Hammond...
Raymond Douglas Jr.
Raymond Douglas Jr., 73, of Karnak, died at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the Villas of Holly Brook in Harrisburg. Mr. Douglas was born on Oct. 4, 1947, in Karnak. He was a 1966 graduate of Century High School.  He went to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and graduated with a...
Donna Henson
Donna Henson, 71, of Dongola, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at her residence.  She was born on Oct. 25, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Howard and AnnaLea Burton Garrison.  She married Carroll Henson on Jan. 30, 1971. He survives.  Mrs. Henson was a retired registered nurse. She worked in...
Carolyn L. Sadler
Carolyn L. Sadler, 76, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Gulf Breeze Hospital.  She was born on June 1, 1945, in Mill Creek, the daughter of Mary Louise McHughes.  She is survived by her two daughters, Tina Waller and Connie (Lynn) Hileman, all of...
Lois Richter
Lois Richter, 88, of Olmsted, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at her residence. She was born on June 19, 1933, in Waverly, the daughter of Percy and Elsie Anna Bauer Turner. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Olmsted, where she was an organist. She was a housewife and homemaker. She...
Gerrell Frances  Baggett Bledsoe Rundles
Gerrel Frances Baggett Bledsoe Rundles, of Cairo, died at her home, surrounded by her loved ones, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. She worked for Cairo Elks Lodge No. 651 for 18 years.  She then worked for Mid South Towing, Teco Barge Line and United Barge Line for 22 years as a cook on the river. She...
Carolyn Louise (Williford) Rendleman
Carolyn Louise (Williford) Rendleman, 78, of Carterville, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, after a courageous 10-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home...
John Leon Groves
John Leon Groves, 37, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, near Rockview, Mo.  Mr. Groves was born on Oct.  14, 1983, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Jackie Groves and Ruthy Sackberger Groves Klein of Cairo. He enjoyed baseball, which he excelled in as a child. He was an excellent...
Yvonne J. Hawk Ridgway
Yvonne J. Hawk Ridgway, 65, of Pomona, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at her home.  She was born on July 25, 1956, the daughter of Everett Buddie and Berniece Clara Weis Hawk.  She is survived by her brother, Arlen (Crystal) Hawk of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; a niece, Hayden Hawk; and a nephew, Jackson...
Harold P. Williams
Harold P. Williams, 81, of Anna, died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born on Nov. 7, 1939, in Anna, a son of Rufus and Erline Williams.  Mr. Williams was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dongola and participated in the Southern Baptist Relief...

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