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April Lynn Anderson of West Blocton, Alabama died on July 14, 2014

Carrie I. Hill of Anna, Illinois died on July 13, 2014

Earl Wayne "Mutt" Myers of Cobden, Illinois died on July 25, 2014

Earl Wayne “Mutt” Myers of Cobden, Illinois, February 18, 1944 – July 25, 2014

        Mr. Earl Wayne “Mutt” Myers, age 70 of Cobden, died at 12:21 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born February 18, 1944 in Alto Pass, the son of Paul and Charlene Wilcoxen Myers.

        Mutt is survived by his daughter, Melissa Wiggins of Gainesville, GA; son, Josh Eades of Springfield, IL; six grandchildren; other close family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Paul Ray Myers and Charles Gordon Myers.

        Mutt worked many years as a Union Plumber. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam and was a lifetime member of the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna.

        Memorial services for Mr. Earl Wayne “Mutt” Myers will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014 in the First Baptist Church in Cobden with Pastor Ed Falgout officiating. 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 Honor Team in Marion.

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April Lynn Anderson of West Blocton, Alabama, June 16, 1975 – July 14, 2014

     Mrs. April Lynn Anderson, age 39 of West Blocton, Alabama, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at her home. She was born June 16, 1975 in Chicago Heights, IL, the daughter of Daniel and Christine Stevers Cook.

     April is survived by her three children, Anthony Michael (Jessie Biggs) Anderson of Desoto, Brandon Lyn Anderson of Carbondale and Christopher Dale Anderson Jr. of Makanda; father, Daniel (Abby) Cook of Makanda; mother, Christine (Robert) Foster of Manchester, TN; grandmother, Sylvia Cook of Quincy, IL; one brother, Sam (Glenda) Cook of Vestavia, AL; close friend, Guy “Bubba” Sloan and the Sloan family all of West Brocton, AL; other relatives and friends.

     April was raised in Crete, IL, her grandparents Sylvia and Oneil Cook were a great influence on her. She enjoyed playing with all her cousins as a child. As a young adult she lived in Tennessee, married and had three children.

     Although the Lord Jesus chose to take her too young, she had a zeal for life. She enjoyed gardening, her animals, singing, learning, talking and crocheting, making many afghans for her children and family. Recently she lived in West Brocton, Alabama, where she passed away at home.

     Funeral services for Mrs. April Lynn Anderson will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Cook Home, 823 West McGuire Road in Makanda, IL with Daniel Cook officiating. Interment will be in the Rowan Cemetery in Makanda. Friends are asked to go directly to the Cook Home at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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Carrie I. Hill of Anna, Illinois, October 12, 1914 – July 13, 2014

     Mrs. Carrie I. Hill, age 99 of Anna, died at 6:31 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 in the Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. She was born October 12, 1914 in Wolf Lake, the daughter of Manuel and Norma Lindsey Kimmel. She married John C. Hill on December 21, 1935 in Union County. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1973.

     Carrie is survived by her son, Ronald (Sharolyn) Hill of Creal Springs, IL; one sister, Alma Linson of Jonesboro; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John C. Hill; three sisters, Eula Tweedy, Beulah Hill and Gloria Schaefer; and two brothers, Merle Kimmel and Paul Kimmel.

     Carrie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro for many years. She will be warmly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew her.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie I. Hill will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Edna M. Davis Sharp of Anna, Illinois, October 25, 1924 – July 13, 2014

     Mrs. Edna M. Davis Sharp, age 89 of Anna, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 in the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. She was born October 25, 1924 in Ullin, the daughter of William and Lula Mae Reed. She married Warren Harding Davis and later married William A. Sharp.

     Edna is survived by her son Gary (Cora) Davis of Cobden; four daughters, Patsy (Nelson) Diaz of Anna, Carolyn (John) Foster of Anna, Anna Patterson (Paul Burton) of Olive Branch, Birdie (Jessie) Barnett of Pittsburg, IL; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three sons, Albert, Joshua and Robert Davis; and one daughter, Alice M. Myers.

     Edna was a member of the Tamms Pentecostal Church. She worked fourteen years at Henard Shelter Care.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Edna M. Davis Sharp will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Jim McLane officiating. Interment will be in the St. John’s Cemetery in Dongola. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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William L. “Bill” Stokes of Anna, lllinois, January 6, 1938 – July 7, 2014

     Mr. William L. “Bill” Stokes, age 76 of Anna, died at 5:04 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 at his home. He was born January 6, 1938 in Carbondale, IL, the son of William James and Lillian Catherine Logan Stokes. He married June E. Henderson on March 30, 1957 in Anna. She preceded him in death on March 12, 2009.

     Bill is survived by his daughter, Valeria (Jim) Meller of Anna; one son, David (Becky) Stokes of Anna; five grandchildren, Daphne Pratis, Matthew Meller, Zachary Stokes, Isabella and Grace Dollus; two great grandchildren, Taylor Gaddis and Madison Pratis; one sister, Molly Stokes and husband Tony Miraglio of Punta Gorda, FL; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, June E. Stokes.

     Bill was a member of the Anna United Methodist Church. He was passionate about his career at Choate Mental Health Center; he retired after thirty five years as a mental health technician.  

     Bill loved Jesus and Country Music, at one time, Bill was in the band Bill Stokes and the Country Playboys. He enjoyed gardening and dearly loved his children and grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Bill Minor officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Ricky Dean Turner of Anna, Illinois, August 16, 1962 – July 2, 2014

     Mr. Ricky Dean Turner, age 51 of Anna, died at 5:58 a.m.  July 2, 2014, in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born August 16, 1962 in Anna, the son of Carrol S. and Katherine Hill Turner. He married Latreace Khrisp on February 20, 2000 in Union County. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2009.

     Ricky is survived by his three sons, Ricky Turner Jr of Jonesboro, Travis and Patrick Turner both of Anna; two daughters, Alisha Turner of Maine and Anna Turner Metropolis; fourteen grandchildren; mother, Katherine Turner of Anna; brothers and sisters, Carrol G. Turner, Larry Turner, Daryl Turner and Johnny Turner all of Anna, Stevie Turner of Jonesboro, Wilma Turner, Kathleen Bailey and Patricia Williams all of Anna; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; and wife, Latreace Turner.

     Ricky worked many years as an automotive mechanic.

     Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Dean Turner will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Enloe Clemons officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Alice Mae West of Dayton, Tennessee, formerly of Anna, IL, December 1, 1924 – June 30, 2014

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Mrs. Alice Mae West, age 89 of Dayton, TN. and formerly of Anna, died at 1:25 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Rhea County, Tennessee. She was born December 1, 1924 in Jonesboro, the daughter of Florence and Alice (Axley) Brown. She married Leon West on December 27, 1941 in Union County.  

Alice is survived by her children; Ronald Leon (Carmen) West of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Barbara Jean (Bill) Houston of Dayton, Tennessee; three grandchildren; Amy Berkley of Dayton, TN, Keith Smith of Clarksville, TN, Jennifer Marsh of Sevierville, TN; four great grandchildren; Aedan Marsh; Ryan Berkley; Alyssa Berkley; Hope Berkley; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; Dennis Brown, Helen Dodd, Ruth Hancock, Cecile Hammon, Martha Stone.

Alice was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro for many years.

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Mae West will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may from 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 3:00 p.m. at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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David W. Mathis of Anna, Illinois, February 27, 1960 – June 29, 2014

     Mr. David W. Mathis, age 54 of Anna, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born February 27, 1960, the son of Robert E. Lee and Barbara Dee Speck Mathis. He married Teena Sadler on July 23, 1999 in Jonesboro.

     David is survived by his wife, Teena Mathis of Anna; daughter, Amber Nicole Mathis of Anna; brothers and sisters, Michael (Brooksie) Mathis of Indianapolis, IN, Jim (Jeannie) Branch of McClure, Bob Mathis of Anna, Brad (Lisa) Mathis of Evansville, IN, Toni (Chris) Livengood of Anna, Donnetta (Tim) Plunkett of Fort Myers, FL; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

     David worked as a direct service provider for the J.R. Center and Rave.

     According to his wishes, David will be cremated. Private family services will be announced at a later date.

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Victor E. Karraker of Henderson, Kentucky, May 5, 1945 – June 28, 2014

     Mr. Victor E. Karraker, age 69 of Henderson, KY and formerly of Anna, died at 9:10am am Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY.  Victor was born on May 8, 1945 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Kenneth Edward and Vesta (Calhoun) Karraker

     Victor is survived by his loving companion, Mona Albers of Henderson, KY; other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Edward and Vesta Karraker.

     Funeral services for Mr. Victor E. Karraker will be at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating.  Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna from 11am until 12:00 pm.

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Janette Sue Murray of Anna, Illinois, February 28, 1941 – June 24, 2014

     Mrs. Janette Sue Campbell Murray, age 73 of Anna, died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in the Union County Long Term Care in Anna. She was born February 28, 1941 in Cobden, the daughter of James B. and Stella Ruth Campbell. She married James H. “Jimmy Murray on June 10, 1972 in Anna. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1999.

     Sue is survived by her daughter, Janette Dawn (Tommy) Goff of Fort Eusis, VA.; two grandchildren, Jamison Goff and Kaylynn Goff; twin brother Don (Toni) Campbell of Cobden; sisters, Shirley (Sonny) Basler of Cobden, Judy (Jerry) Smith of Lebanon, IL; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, James H. “Jimmy” Murray.

     Sue was of the Baptist Faith. She was a member of the Senior Circle, the V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Anna Moose Ladies Auxiliary.

     Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Janette Sue Murray were at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the Cobden Cemetery with Judy Smith officiating. Interment was in the Cobden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes are available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.   

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