Obituaries

Franklin Delano  ‘Barney’ Porterfield
Franklin Delano “Barney” Porterfield, 84, of Dongola, died at 4:37 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on March 12, 1933, in Dongola, the son of Clarence Lowell and Bessie Elizabeth Lawrence Porterfield. He married Jodene McCommons on March 6, 1955. He was...
Franklin Henry Powles
Franklin Henry Powles, 79, of Anna, died at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, in the Jonesboro Rehab & Healthcare Center. He was born November 21, 1937 in Union County, the son of Roy and Lorene (Allen) Powles.  Franklin was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church. He served his country in the...
Ethelene Lyerla
Ethelene Lyerla, 94, of Anna, died at 5:26 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Union County Long Term Care. She was born in the country near Cobden, the daughter of Audie and Vesta Wright. She married Collin Wesley Lyerla on July 1, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo. Collin preceded her in death on August 13, 2013. She...
Betty Jean White Jamjoom, 67, of Anna, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1949, in Anna, the daughter of John Jackson and Audra May Henson White. She is survived by her mother, Audra May White of Anna; three brothers, John Monroe (Sue) White of Buncombe...
Gerald ‘Jerry’ Casper
Gerald “Jerry” Casper, 64, of Jonesboro, died at 7:08 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at his home. He was born on Sept. 18, 1952, in Anna, the son of Betty Shepard Dunn. He is survived by his mother, Betty Dunn of Carterville; six children, Samantha Brent of Canada, Jesse (Amanda) Casper of Idaho,...
Patricia Ann Broadway
Patricia Ann Broadway, 62, of Anna, died at 12:22 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at her home. She was born on Feb. 17, 1955, in Anna, the daughter of Walter and Irene Ann Smith Tellor. She is survived by her mother, Irene Ann Tellor of Dongola; children Michelle (Jenna) Duskey of Dongola, Donald (...
Gary D. Fuller
Gary D. Fuller, 78, of Cobden, died at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on July 12, 1939, in Anna, the son of Edgar and June Wall Fuller. He married Judy Renfrow on Nov. 27, 1958. He owned and operated Gary D. Fuller Construction. He loved his work and the...
Jamin Scott Weaver, 17 months of Dongola, peacefully entered into the arms of Jesus after a battle of Menkes Disease. He was born on March 5, 2016, in Carbondale and died on Aug. 12, 2017, at 7:15 a.m. in his home. Jamin is survived by his parents, John and Eva Weaver of Dongola; one brother, Keith...
Russell K. ‘Hokie’ Johnson Jr.
Russell K. “Hokie” Johnson Jr., 44, of Jonesboro, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his home. He was born on Feb. 17, 1973, in Peoria, the son of Russell Keith Johnson Sr. and Shirley Cady Page. He was a truck driver for over 10 years and worked as a mate on the river. He enjoyed fishing...
Barbara Sue Landis Fisher
Barbara Sue Landis Fisher, of Dongola, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna. She was born in Anna, the daughter of Willy Everett and Mildred Viola Nimmo Landis. She married Raymond Fisher in 1957. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2008. She was a beautician...

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