Obituaries

Billy Gene Rader
Billy Gene Rader, 58, of California, Mo., died at his home on Friday, June 17, 2022.   He was born on Dec. 28, 1963, in Cairo, the son of William and Connie Rader, Carol Phillips both of whom preceded him in death.  Mr. Rader graduated from Egyptian High School in Tamms. He was married on Sept. 25...
James Lewis McClain
James Lewis McClain, 90, of rural Karnak (Massac County), died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. McClain was born on Nov. 30, 1931, on a farm outside of Boaz. Mr. McClain was a graduate of the Karnak Community High School. He was a member...
Ralph Griffith
Ralph Griffith, 96, of Surprise, Ariz., formerly of Cobden, died, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2020. He was born Sept. 5, 1923 in Cobden, the son of Ralph W. and Emma (Benham) Griffith. He married Bertha Elizabeth Davis in Dec. of 1945 in Anna. She preceded him in death. Ralph is survived by his children,...
Tina L. Ridenhour
Tina L. Ridenhour, 53, of Mattoon, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at her home in Mattoon. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Allenville Christian Church.  Memorials can be made to the Allenville Christian Church, 201 Allen St., Allenville, Ill. 61951; or to Mid America...
Dillard Wayne ‘Speck’ Masterson
Dillard Wayne “Speck” Masterson, 67, of Olive Branch, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at his residence.  Mr. Masterson was born on June 30, 1954, in Cairo, the son of Dillard and Lillie Henke Masterson. Throughout his career, he served as an operating engineer, worked on the river and...
Susan Ann Fletcher
Susan Ann Fletcher, 72, of Cairo, died at 8:23 a.m. on June 16, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. She was born on July 20, 1949, in Paducah, a daughter of Robert Edward and June Victoria Kamleiter Wildt.   She married Allen Ray Fletcher on April 9, 1982, in Cadiz, Ky. He preceded her in death...
Robert E. ‘Bob’ Ingram
Robert E. “Bob” Ingram, 75, of Cairo, and formerly of Olney, died Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence.  He was born on Feb. 17, 1947, in Danville, the son of James and Margaret Newlin Ingram. He married Kay Williams in 1970. They shared 25 years together. She preceded him in death in 1995. He...
Gloria Jean Miller
Gloria Jean Miller, 80, of Tamms, died at 5:21 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born on June 9, 1942, the daughter of Ralph and Nellie Wehrenberg Wilson. In her early years, she worked as a beautician and then began her career as a shipping clerk for...
Marion Nadine Morgan
Marion Nadine Morgan, 86, of Buncombe, died Monday, June 20, 2022, at her home.  She was born on May 7, 1936, in Cambria, the daughter of Leslie and Mary Jane Baker Talley.  She married Russell Morgan on Sept. 3, 1955, in Ware.  She is survived by her husband, Russell Morgan; children Tammy (Steve...
Joseph Ira Claxton
Joseph Ira Claxton, 95, of Mt. Vernon, died at 5:45 p.m. May 29, 2022, at Nature Trail Health Care in Mt. Vernon. He was born on July 12, 1926, in Cobden, the son of Ira and Vay Fulcher Claxton.  He married Nellie Todd Claxton on June 20, 1953, in Carbondale. They were blessed with 64 years of...

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