Obituaries

John Ray Childers
John Ray Childers, 90, of Washington, Ill., died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Snyder Village Health Center in Metamora. He was born on Oct. 5, 1930, in Union County, the son of Samuel Larkin and Inez Williams Childers.  He married Dorothy Mae Lee in Piggott, Ark., on Oct. 7, 1950. She...
Janis Shannon
Janis Shannon, 75, of Jonesboro, died Monday, April 12, 2021, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Feb. 18, 1946, in Anna, the daughter of George Franklin and Magdalene Elizabeth Holshouser Whiteside.  She married Curtis Shannon on Oct. 26, 1979, in Anna.  She is survived by her...
Solange Evans
Solange Evans, 92, of Murphysboro, died Monday, April 12, 2021, at her home.  She was born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Saint Laurent du Var, France, the daughter of Rene and Irene Colas. She traveled to the United States to marry E. Fred Evans. They met just after World War II. She is survived by her...
Herbert Eugene Gene ‘Cowboy’ Smith
Herbert Eugene Gene “Cowboy” Smith, 64, of Kevil, Ky., died Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his home.  He was born on Dec. 14, 1956, in Advance, Mo., the son of Herbert N. and Ruby Mae Dodd Smith.  He married Jesse Smith and they had two children together. He later married Jolee Koehler.  Mr. Smith is...
Randall Wayne Mohr
Randall Wayne Mohr, 64, of West City, died at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021, at his home. Celebration of Life Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Leffler Funeral Home in  Benton, with the Rev. Gary West officiating. Burial was in the Mulkeytown Cemetery.   Mr. Mohr was born on...
Robert R. (Bob) Dawson Jr.
Robert R. (Bob) Dawson Jr., 73, of rural Anna, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 2, 1947, in St. Louis, the son of Robert Richard and Wanda Winsel Dawson Sr.   The Lord blessed our small family with Bob...
Lois Ruth Neher
Lois Ruth Neher, 92, died surrounded by family on March 28, 2021, in Wichita, Kan. She died from a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was born in McPherson, Kan., on Dec. 20, 1928. She attended McPherson College, graduating in 1951.  She married Gerald Neher on Dec. 23, 1952. In 1954 Lois and Gerald went...
Martha A. Jerrell
Martha A. Jerrell, 99, of Lick Creek, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her home.  She was born on May 4, 1921, in Pulaski, the daughter of Barney and Hester Armeedy McBride Lindsey.  She married Roscoe Minor Jerrell on Jan. 23, 1931. He preceded her in death...
Alice Mae Frick, 83, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her home.  She was born on Feb. 17, 1938, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, the daughter of Elonzo and Virgie Lucille Tidd Shipley.  She married Howard Wayne Frick on Jan. 14, 1956. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2001. Mrs....
Frederick Scott Lance
Frederick Scott Lance, 44, of Pulaski, died at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. Scott was born on Aug. 21, 1976, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Frederick O. and Nancy Evelyn Stringer Lance. He was a member of the Pulaski Christian...

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