Obituaries

Frances Elaine Tucker Cook
Frances Elaine Tucker Cook of Anna left this world at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, surrounded by her family.  She was born on April 27, 1946, in Anna, the daughter of Bernice Baker and Francis (Ed) Tucker.  She married David J. Cook Sr. on Dec. 27, 1964, in...
Faye Louise Light
Faye Louise Light, 87, of Thebes, died at 2:52 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Fayville, the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude Bishop Burns. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Burns and Gertrude Keelin; and by...
Emmett Michael Phillips
Emmett Michael Phillips, 75, of Mounds, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2022, at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Phillips was born on Nov. 21, 1946, in Cairo, the son of Emmett Mitchell and Juanita Smothers Phillips. He served in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy he was on the...
Ygnacio Romero
Ygnacio Romero, 60, of Cobden, died Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  He was born on May 21, 1962, in Salvatierra, Mexico, the son of Ignacio and Maria de Jesus Andrade Romero.  He married Leticia Lezama on Jan. 9, 1989, in Salvatierra. He is survived by his wife, Leticia...
Norman Decker
Treating people with gentle kindness and without judgment and living true to one’s own heart are just a few things for which Norman “Stormin’ Norm” Decker was best known.  Norm peacefully passed away on June 5, 2022, with his daughter and best friend Tannis at his side. Norman was born on Oct. 31,...
Lillian Mae Smith Allen Robert
Lillian Mae Smith Allen Robert, 90, of Marissa, and formerly of Anna, was born on Feb. 14, 1932, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Willie and Nora Getting Smith.  She walked on peacefully at home with her family and friends around her at 6:12 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022. She married Harry B. Allen in...
Shirley Ann DeVore
A very gracious and much-loved lady, Shirley Ann DeVore, of Carbondale, departed this world at 8 p.m. April 2, 2022, destination Heaven. Shirley passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by mementos of her loved ones, with the soft gospel croons of her favorite singers Hank Williams and Patsy Cline...
William E. Hubbs Jr., 60, died Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. at his residence. He was born on June 16, 1961, in Anna, the son of William E. Hubbs Sr. and Dorothy Clutts Hubbs on June 16, 1961, in Anna.  He married Donna Betts on Sept. 16, 1997. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2021....
Sue Masters
Sue Masters, 63, of Mounds, Illinois died at 1:54 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2022, at her residence, with her family by her side.  She was born on June 29, 1958, in Campbell, Mo., the daughter of Melson David “Hoot” and Zelpha Mae Williams Morris.  She was a retail sales clerk for over 20 years at...
Robert S. Hodges, 87, of Cairo, died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Metropolis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Metropolis. Mr. Hodges was born on Sept. 6, 1934, in Cairo, the son of Liston and Clara Jeanette Crippen Hodges. On June 7, 1953, he married Ruth Virginia Coleman.  Mr....

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