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Bernard F. Brust Jr. of Ullin, Illinois died on March 16, 2015

Mary Madeline Flach of Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Anna died on March 17, 2015

Nancy Joann Fox of Anna, Illinois died on March 20, 2015

Carl Edward "Bucky" Hanmore of Dongola, Illinois died on March 18, 2015

Roy Raymond "Cotton" Hartline of Anna, Illinois died on March 27, 2015

Mary Helen Hickam of Anna, formerly of Cobden died on March 18, 2015

Larry Sadler of Anna, Illinois died on March 26, 2015

George O. Scivally of Anna, Illinois died on March 20, 2015

Ralph Eugene "Gene" Spring of Wolf Lake, Illinois died on March 27, 2015

Randy Swink of Anna, Illinois died on March 22, 2015

Shirley Mae Wilson of Cape Girardeau, Missouri died on March 24, 2015

Larry Sadler of Anna, Illinois, November 27, 1934 – March 26, 2015

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Mr. Larry Sadler, age 80 of Anna, died at 4:15 pm, Thursday March 26, 2015 at the Union County Hospital in Anna.  Larry was born on November 27, 1934 in Ware, the son of Irvin and Velma (Wildy) Sadler.  He was united in marriage to Nadine Jordan on May 23, 1992 in Golconda.

Larry is survived by his wife Nadine Sadler of Anna; one son, Dale Sadler of Seattle, WA; two step-daughters, Tracy Craig of Anna and Sue (Tom) Kaufman of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Freda Purcell of Plymoth, MI, Lois Cruse of Anna, Judy (Halford) Dillow of Anna, Joan Peterman of Anna, Paul (Brenda) Sadler of Dongola, Linda (Phil) Osman of Cypress and Eddie (Glenda) Sadler of Buncombe; one brother-in-law, John McCarver of Buncombe and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Sadler of Anna.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Barbara McCarver and Lola Vincent; seven brothers, Jerry “Bud” Sadler, Joe Sadler, Bill Sadler, William “Runt” Sadler, Clifford “Dick” Sadler, Daniel Sadler and James Sadler.

Larry was a member of the Ware Baptist Church.  He worked for the Union County Highway Department for many years as a road grader operator.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and John Deere fan.  Most of all Larry loved spending time with his family and dearly loved his grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Larry Sadler will be at 10:30 am, Monday March 30, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Paul Sadler officiating.  Interment will be in the Ebenezer Hall Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 until 8:00 pm, Sunday March 29, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Roy Raymond “Cotton” Hartline of Anna, Illinois, January 28, 1911 – March 27, 2015

     Mr. Roy Raymond “Cotton” Hartline, age 104, died peacefully at 2:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna. He was born on January 28, 1911 in Mt. Glen, the son of Julious and Ethel Lasley Hartline. Cotton lived in Union County all his life, except for his service in the Navy during WWII. He married Wanda Elizabeth Penrod on July 5, 1932. She preceded him in death on December 3, 1969. Later he also married Eileen Grace Roberts and Valda “Vot” Casey, both of whom preceded him in death.

     Cotton is survived by his daughter, Erma Choate of Nashville, TN; granddaughter, Julie (Jim) Moore of Maryville, TN; great-grandsons, Jimmy (Ame) Moore and their children, Perry and Devon of Lenoir City, TN, and Mark (Jenny) Moore and their children, Noah and Elsa of Maryville, TN; nephews and nieces, Earl Keith Osterhoff, Randy (Donna) Speck, Jackie (Jim) Giffin and Vickie (Chancey) Hickman; special friends, Linda (Dave) Allen and Debbie Wenger. He was preceded in death by his parents; three wives, one brother, Junior Hartline; and six sisters, Dorotha Brussels, Cecile Penrod, Agnes Speck, Opal Kelley, Wanda White and Violet Ferguson.

     Cotton trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior on March 14, 1987 and joined the First Baptist Church in Anna on April 5, 1987. God used Bus and Ollie Eudy to help lead Cotton to saving faith in Jesus.

     Cotton was a Veteran of the Navy in WWII, where he served in the South Pacific on Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal and Guam as part of Aircraft Repair Unit #245. He was a lifetime member of the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. and also helped organize the Labor Union in Southern Illinois. He was also a member of the Carpenters Union since 1946 and made his occupation as a carpenter and home builder. He loved to fish and had a God-given green thumb.

     The family would like to sincerely thank all of the staff and nurses at the Illinois Veteran’s Home of Anna. Their love, care and helpfulness for eight years have meant more that they can know.

     Funeral services for Mr. Roy Raymond “Cotton” Hartline will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna and the Navy Funeral Honors Team. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. and until the service hour at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anna First Baptist Church or the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home, or may be mailed to Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home P.O. Box 633 Anna, IL 62906

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Shirley Mae Wilson of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, September 21, 1928 – March 24, 2015

     Mrs. Shirley Mae Wilson, age 86 of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Anna, died at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in The Arbors in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born September 21, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Lewis and Myrtle Williams Miller. She married Stanley Wilson on October 6, 1949 in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on June 20, 2011.

     Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Vicki (Don) Casper of O’Fallon, MO., and Debbie Wilson of Jackson, MO.; five grandchildren, Mindy (Keith) Huggins of Cape Girardeau, MO., Jeremy (Tricia) Casper of Pasadena, CA., Jenni (Bret) Toth of O’Fallon, MO., Beth (Tim) Peeler of Jacksonville, FL., Amy (Michael) Penninger of Jonesboro; six great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Xander Toth, Brooke Huggins, Brayden Penninger, Claire Peeler, and Blake Penninger; one sister, Betty Glover of Mt. Vernon; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Stanley Wilson.

     Shirley was a member of the First Christian Church in Anna for many years. She retired from Anna District 37 after many years of teaching at the Junior High School. She loved traveling with her husband, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren, She and Stanley were wonderful grandparents.

     Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Steve Shepherd officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Crown Hospice. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Randy Swink of Anna, Illinois, July 23, 1950 – March 22, 2015

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        Mr. Randy Swink, age 64 of Anna, died at 5:48 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born July 23, 1950 in Carbondale, the son of Leo Wilson and La Wanda Stone Swink. He married Lora Haynes on November 1, 2002 in Villa Ridge.

        Randy is survived by his loving wife, Lora Swink of Anna; children, Scott (Mary) Swink of Dongola, Angie (Clint) Johnson of Creal Springs, Jonathan (Donna) Bridges of Cape Girardeau; eight grandchildren, Jaime Wright, Jodie (Andrew) Dial, Jessica Wright, Jade Johnson, Elizabeth Bridges, Codi (Rodney) Bailey, Suzanna (John) Griffin, and Maria Kemp; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane (Larry) Miller of Cobden, and Diane (Ronald) Driskell of Love Lady, TX; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and step-son, Shawn Bridges.

        Randy was retired from Bunny Bread after many years of service. He loved to fish, attend auctions, watch sports on TV and most of all cookouts with his family.

        Funeral services for Mr. Randy Swink will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Interment will be in the Big Creek Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Creek Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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George O. Scivally of Anna, Illinois, February 20, 1922 – March 20, 2015

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          Mr. George O. Scivally, age 93 of Anna, died at 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home. He was born February 20, 1922 in Jonesboro, Illinois, the son of William E. and Chloe VanAmburg Scivally. He married Jesse Lee Johnson on April 9, 1946 in Anna. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2003.

          George is survived by his two children, Janice (Bill) Bradley of Anna, and Marlena Jane (Frank) Upchurch of Northport, Alabama; five grandchildren, Randy Scott McMahan, Joseph Paul McMahan, Heather Lea Cochran, Terry Upchurch, and Caroline Upchurch; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. George was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Gale A. McMahan; one son, Terry Scivally; sisters, Essie Mae Groner, Fannie Marie Miller, and Fay Sponsler; brothers, William Scivally, Jr. and Don Scivally.

          George was a graduate of the Anna-Jonesboro class of 1939. He proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II in New Guinea. He worked for over 40 years at Bunny Bread as a dispatcher. He was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church and was as an active Deacon for many years.

          Funeral services for Mr. George O. Scivally will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V. F. W. in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call after 1:30 and until the service hour at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna First Baptist Church. Memorial envelopes will be available at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Nancy Joann Fox of Anna, Illinois, March 28, 1941 – March 20, 2015

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Mrs. Nancy Joann Fox, age 73 of Anna, died at 2:25 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at her home. She was born March 28, 1941 in Union County, the daughter of Clural and Margaret (Harris) Neighbors. She married Ralph Sims, then Wayne Messamore, and she later married Gene W. Fox.

 Nancy is survived by her sons, Jewel (Donna) Sims of Christopher, Donnie (Dena) Messamore of Anna, David (Chris) Messamore of Anna, and John (Carol) Messamore of Anna; grandchildren, Josh and Adam Sims, Amber and Donna Mae Messamore, Devin and Brandon, and Kelly and Kaity Messamore; great grandchildren, Christopher, Chloe, and Jason; brothers, Jim (Ann) Neighbors of Dearborn, Michigan, Bobby (Patty) Neighbors of Festus, Missouri, Doc Neighbors of Anna, Carl Neighbors of Jonesboro; one sister, Sharlet (Ralph) Sims of Anna; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Wayne Messamore and Gene W. Fox; sisters, Betty Winn, Margaret Pender, and Grace Earnhart; brothers, Ed Neighbors, Fred Neighbors, and Virgil Lee.

Nancy was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church. She retired from Kroger in 2001 after many years.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Joann Fox will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Alto Pass Cemetery with Rev. Billy Carter officiating. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the Alto Pass Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. until the service hour at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice. Memorial envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home or the Alto Pass Cemetery.

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Mary Madeline Flach of Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Anna, June 24, 1923 – March 17, 2015

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        Mrs. Mary Madeline Flach, age 91 of Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Anna, passed away peacefully at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in the Madison Manor in Huntsville, Alabama. She was born June 24, 1923 in East St. Louis, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Nicole Willoughby. She married Edward Flach on February 14, 1946 and dedicated her life to her husband and four children.

        Mary is survived by her two sons, Tom Flach and spouse Judy of Toddville, IA, Jim Flach of Carbondale IL.; daughters, Nancy Massey and spouse Bryan of Memphis, TN., Mary Ayers and spouse Tim of Huntsville, AL.; grandson, Joshua Ayers and spouse Kimberly of Huntsville, AL.; sister, Laura Fleming of Lady Lake, FL.; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Ed Flach; and brother, Joseph Willoughby.

        Mary worked as a dental assistant after graduating from St. Therese’s Academy in East St. Louis, IL. At the age of sixty-six, she began a new carrier as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Anna. Mary retired after fourteen years of service at the age of eighty. Mary was an accomplished artist and received numerous local awards for her beautiful paintings.

        She will always be remembered for her kind, caring, gentle nature and beautiful smile. She will be missed by all that knew her. Special thanks to all the staff of Madison Manor Nursing Home, and Comfort Care Hospice for their loving and compassionate care they provided for our mother.

        Funeral mass for Mrs. Mary M. Flach will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna with Father Federico Higuera officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Arc at 139 Bo Cole Rd Huntsville Alabama 35806. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Mary Madeline Flach of Huntsville, Alabama, June 24, 1923 – March 17, 2015

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        Mrs. Mary Madeline Flach, age 91 of Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Anna, passed away peacefully at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in the Madison Manor in Huntsville, Alabama. She was born June 24, 1923 in East St. Louis, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Nicole Willoughby. She married Edward Flach on February 14, 1946 and dedicated her life to her husband and four children.

        Mary is survived by her two sons, Tom Flach and spouse Judy of Toddville, IA, Jim Flach of Carbondale IL.; daughters, Nancy Massey and spouse Bryan of Memphis, TN., Mary Ayers and spouse Tim of Huntsville, AL.; grandson, Joshua Ayers and spouse Kimberly of Huntsville, AL.; sister, Laura Fleming of Lady Lake, FL.; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Ed Flach; and brother, Joseph Willoughby.

        Mary worked as a dental assistant after graduating from St. Therese’s Academy in East St. Louis, IL. At the age of sixty-six, she began a new carrier as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Anna. Mary retired after fourteen years of service at the age of eighty. Mary was an accomplished artist and received numerous local awards for her beautiful paintings.

        She will always be remembered for her kind, caring, gentle nature and beautiful smile. She will be missed by all that knew her. Special thanks to all the staff of Madison Manor Nursing Home, and Comfort Care Hospice for their loving and compassionate care they provided for our mother.

        Funeral mass for Mrs. Mary M. Flach will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna with Father Federico Higuera officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Arc at 139 Bo Cole Rd Huntsville Alabama 35806. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Carl Edward “Bucky” Hanmore of Dongola, Illinois, January 21, 1933 – March 18, 2015

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          Mr. Carl Edward “Bucky” Hanmore, age 82 of Dongola, died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the Jonesboro Rehab Center. He was born January 21, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, the son of Everett and Beulah Irene (Mason) Hanmore.

          Carl is survived by one daughter, Carla Hanmore of Evansville, Indiana; two grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by four brothers; and one sister.

        Funeral services for Mr. Carl Edward “Bucky” Hanmore will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Patricia Coleson officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Mary Helen Hickam of Anna, formerly of Cobden, October 1, 1921 – March 18, 2015

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        Mrs. Mary Helen Hickam, age 93 of Anna, formerly of Cobden, died at 8:39 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the Anna Rehab and Care Center. She was born October 1, 1921 in Cobden, the daughter of Henry and Carrie Cavaness Harbaugh. She married Roy A. Hickam on September 20, 1940 in Jackson, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2002.

        Mary Helen is survived by her loving daughter, Gayle (Charles) Yates of Cobden; two grandchildren, Christina (Christopher) Dewitt and Charles F. Yates II; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Makayla and Noah Dewitt; two sisters, Betty O’Donnell of St. Louis, Nellie Brown of Metamora; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy A. Hickam; one brother, William Harbaugh; and one daughter, Sharon K. Hickam.

        Mary Helen was a member of the Anna Church of the Nazarene and the Eastern Star. She worked for many years for the Anna State Hospital as a mental health technician.

        Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.

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