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Ronald Alan Carter of Jonesboro, Ilinois died on January 8, 2017

Lisa Elaine Cruz of Cobden, Illinois died on January 14, 2017

Helen V. Lingle North of Jonesboro, Illinois died on January 15, 2017

Donald Lee Mowery Jr. of Lick Creek, Illinois died on January 6, 2017

Floy Irene Sullivan of Anna, Illinois died on January 14, 2017

Mildred Wright of Jonesboro, Illinois died on January 13, 2017


Geraldine Smith of Anna, Illinois, October 13, 1937 – September 6, 2016

Geraldine Smith, age 78, of Anna, died at 7:55p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born October 13, 1937 in Carbondale, the daughter of Everett and Cora (Pearce) Johnson. She married Carl Smith, then later went on to marry Frank A. Smith.

She is survived by her nephews, Steve Sutherland of Anna, Randy Sutherland of Anna; one niece, Kathy Jones of Benton, KY; cousins, Carolyn Murray of Jonesboro, Helen Sanders of Anna, Don Fuller of Crawfordsville, IN, Mildred Smith of Anna, and Linda Thurston of Pulaski; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; both her husbands, Carl Smith and Frank A. Smith; two sisters; and one infant brother.

Geraldine was a homemaker.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside Services for Geraldine Smith will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2016 in the Big Creek Cemetery in Anna, with Rev. Jamie McBride officiating. Interment will be in the Big Creek Cemetery.  Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Doris Jean Bennett of Johnston City, Illinois, March 30, 1954 – September 5, 2016

Mrs. Doris J. Bennett, age 62 of Johnston City, formerly of Anna, died at 12:14 p.m. Monday September 5, 2016 at her home. She was born March 30, 1954 in Anna, the daughter of Rollie and Billie Jean (Lambert) Wright.

        Doris is survived by her two sons, Jeremy Bennett of Whiteash and Jason (Jamine) Bennett of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Linda Hickam of Johnston City; and one brother, Drury Wright of Johnston City; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Ronan Bennett.

        Doris worked as a Registered Nurse for the VA Hospital in Marion for many years.

        Graveside services for Mrs. Doris J. Bennett will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 in the Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Gerald “Eagle” Cain of Anna, Illinois, November 6, 1925 – September 3, 2016

 

     Mr. Gerald Eugene “Eagle” Cain, age 90 of Anna, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:07 p.m. at his home. He was born November 6, 1925 in Effingham, the son of William Alva and Gladys (Hummel) Cain. He married Evelyn Smith on September 7, 1947 near Jonesboro. She preceded him in death on August 21, 2006.

 

     Gerald is survived by his son, Collin Cain of Ware; daughter and son in law, Beverly and Kenton Earnhart of Dongola; four grandchildren, John (Stacy) Earnhart, Justin (Lori) Earnhart, Abraham Cain and Starla Cain; four great-grandchildren, Nicole, Alyssa and Lauren Earnhart, and Abrinna Cain; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins; special caregivers; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn Cain; one son, Hugh Cain; one daughter, Crystal Cain; one brother Earl Cain; and four sisters, Helen, Thelma, Catherine and Mary.

 

     Gerald had a great love for God, his church and his family. He was a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at Beech Grove Baptist Church for many years. He was a graduate of Wolf Lake High School.

 

     Gerald was an avid hunter, member of Ducks Unlimited, and the founder and owner of Grassy Lake Hunting Club where he spent decades guiding, hunting and enjoying the many friendships that he built over the years. He especially loved hunting with the Wounded Warriors and country singer John Anderson and many others who hunted at Grassy Lake. He also had a lifelong love of horses and horseback riding. Gerald was a member of the Union County Saddle Club and always looked forward to the annual nine day trail ride.

 

     He was an avid S.I.U. Salukis Basketball fan and regularly attended their games for many years. His generosity spread over many local organizations, including being the first executive level investor in the Union County C.E.O. Program (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) for local high school students.

 

     Funeral services for Mr. Gerald Eugene “Eagle” Cain will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Pastor Gerrell Ray Cain and Pastor Tony Foeller officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.   

Jimmie Dale Smith of Anna, Illinois, May 8, 1931 – September 3, 2016

 

    Mr. Jimmie Dale Smith, age 85 of Anna, died at 5:02 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born May 8, 1931 in Carbondale, the son of Leo Everett and Hattie Frances (Bryant) Smith.

 

    Jimmie is survived by his two sons, Elliott Blayne (Leta Rich) Smith of Cobden, David Scott (Carla Bell) Smith of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Amanda (Brad) Sheridan of Anna, Kallie Smith of St. Louis, Mo., Meredith (Harold) Frey of Cobden, Sarah (Tim) Luczkiw of Athens, OH., Laura (Luke) Fleisher of Carterville, Ethan Smith of Henderson, TN., and Jonathan Smith of Rochester; seven great-grandchildren and three on the way; three sisters, Ellen (Tom) Coffman of Anna, Ruth Imogene “Jean” Forrest of Granite City, and Peggy Sue (Bill) Hickman of Forsyth; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Charles Matthew Smith; and one sister, Nancy Ann Walker.

 

    Jimmie served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving a purple heart for his combat injury. Early in his career he worked for Bunny Bread and Union County Hospital in security, later worked for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis.

 

    Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie Dale Smith will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass with R.W. McAlister officiating. Interment will be in the Alto Pass 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 Military Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass.

Jackie Hale of Cobden, Illinois, November 11, 1940 – September 3, 2016

     Mrs. Jackie Hale, age 75 of Cobden, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 at her home. She was born November 11, 1940 in Union County, the daughter of Jack G. and Ruby (Brasel) Yates. She married Larry D. Hale on January 16, 1960. Together they shared fifty six years of marriage.

     Jackie is survived by her loving husband, Larry D. Hale of Cobden; two daughters, Rebecca Marlynn Hale (Roger Barringer)  and Roxanna Darlynn Myers and fiancé, (Eric Sullens) all of Cobden; one son, Larry Dean II (Dia) Hale of Carbondale; grandchildren, Zach (Brooke)Hale, Nicole (Jason) Jackson, Shayne Hale, Gabriel Hale, Willow Hale, Ethan (Kristina) Myers, Dalton Myers (Kimberly Mixon), Dustin (Cheyenne) Knop, DaCota Knop (Cody Kosydor), Garrett Barringer, Ashley Barringer, Brenley Barringer and Eli Barringer; great-grandchildren, Kylie Hale, Korbin Hale, Avery Myers, Rhyker Knop, Westin Kosydor, Briden Jackson and Baylor Jackson; two brothers, Jack G. Jr. (Marsha) Yates and Charles F. (Gayle) Yates all of Cobden; many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Jackie was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church for many years and the Eastern Starr.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Jackie Hale will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden with Josh Franklin officiating. Interment will be in the Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice or the Ebenezer Hall Cemetery. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.

Alfred C. Craft of Jonesboro, Illinois, February 13, 1935 – September 1, 2016

Alfred C. Craft, age 81, of Jonesboro, died at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.  He was born February 13, 1935 the son of Cecil and Freda (Dillow) Craft.

 He worked as a truck driver for ET Simonds Construction until retirement.

Alfred is survived by his daughters, Irene (Mike) Reynolds of Jonesboro, Ramona Chuck) Rice of Benton, Brenda (Whitney) Turner of Ellsinore, MO, Glenda (Tim) Glasco of Anna, and Mary Ann Lence of DuQuoin; twelve grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters, Ellen Eads of Anna, Ada Clendenin of Wolf Lake, Martha Barlow of Anna, Sharon (Donnie) Tushhoff of Oak Ridge, MO; brother, Ernest (Charlotte) Craft of New Wells, MO; several nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Alfred C. Craft Jr. on July 17, 1983.

Funeral services for Alfred C. Craft will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.  Interment will be in the St. Johns Cemetery.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. and until the service hour at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Anna.

Alfred C Craft of Jonesboro, Illinois, February 13, 1935 – September 1, 2016

Alfred C. Craft, age 81, of Jonesboro, died at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.  He was born February 13, 1935 the son of Cecil and Freda (Dillow) Craft.

 He worked as a truck driver for ET Simonds Construction until retirement.

Alfred is survived by his daughters, Irene (Mike) Reynolds of Jonesboro, Ramona Chuck) Rice of Benton, Brenda (Whitney) Turner of Ellsinore, MO, Glenda (Tim) Glasco of Anna, and Mary Ann Lence of DuQuoin; twelve grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters, Ellen Eads of Anna, Ada Clendein of Wolf Lake, Martha Barlow of Anna, Sharon (Donnie) Tushhoff of Oak Ridge, MO; brother, Ernest (Charlotte) Craft of New Wells, MO; several nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Alfred C. Craft Jr. on July 17, 1983.

Funeral services for Alfred C. Craft will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.  Interment will be in the St. Johns Cemetery.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. and until the service hour at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Anna.

Thomas “Tommy” O. Norton III of Anna, Illinois, May 31, 1956 – August 31, 2016

          Thomas O. “Tommy” Norton III, age 60 of Anna, was reunited in heaven with his mother, Peggy (Rendleman) Norton.  Tommy died at the Union County Hospital at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016.   He was born on May 31, 1956 in Cape Girardeau, MO, the son of Capt. Thomas O. and Peggy (Rendleman) Norton Jr.

          Tommy is survived by his father, Thomas O. (Aldeane) Norton Jr. of Jackson, MO; three sisters, Jana (Fritz) Norton of Paducah, KY, Susan (Doug) Floyd of Millersville, MO, Becky (Keith) Foster of Perryville, MO; one brother, Jason (Cindy) Norton of Webster Groves, MO; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and caretakers who loved him very much.

            Graveside services for Thomas O. “Tommy” Norton III will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery in Jonesboro.  

          Tommy lived at the Choate Mental Health Center and called Cedar Cottage his home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Choate Mental Health Center (Cedar Cottage) for the benefit of his friends. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery and at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home.

          The Norton Family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Choate Mental Health Center for the years of love and care they provided.

Barbara Sue Hubbs of Anna, Illinois, April 8, 1935 – August 29, 2016

 

 

       Mrs. Barbara Sue Hubbs, age 81 of Anna, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2016 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born April 8, 1935, in Cypress, the daughter of Donald and Lela (Hinkle) Templeton. She married George Thomas “Tom” Hubbs on May 22, 1955 in Anna.

 

       Barbara Sue is survived by her loving husband of sixty-one years, Tom Hubbs of Anna; one son, Greg Hubbs of Anna; two granddaughters, Lyndsey (Kyle) Roach of Dongola, and Emily Hubbs of Anna; one great-grandson, Clayton Thomas Hubbs of Anna; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Jerry Templeton; and daughter in law, Angela Hubbs.

 

       Barbara Sue was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church. She loved painting, art and music. She dearly loved her family and will be missed by all.

 

       Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Sue Hubbs will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. LaRue Parr officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Virginia Imogene Glasco of Anna, Illinois, March 1, 1929 – August 30, 2016

     Mrs. Virginia Imogene (Johnson) Glasco of Anna, IL is now rejoicing with our Lord in her long-awaited heavenly-home arriving on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 1:44 AM after departing from St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Born on March 1, 1929 to Logan and Etta (Duty) Johnson in West Frankfort, IL, the eldest of their 6 children.  On July 1, 1951 Virginia was united in marriage with Charles (Charlie) Raymond Glasco for 38 years. 

     As a life-long homemaker, she often boasted, “I never worked outside the home but I raised two kids!”  Those two “kids” she raised are Judith (Judie) Ann (Glasco) Barnhart (Larry) Anna and Charles (Chuck) Eugene Glasco (Kathie) Rockford, IL.  Virginia was blessed with four grandchildren; Micheal Logan (Wendy)Barnhart – Paris, TN, Amy Michelle (Barnhart) Miller (David) Dubuque, IA, Jessica Jane Glasco and James (Jimmy) Benjamin Glasco both of Rockford.  Blessings continued with great-grandchildren; Micheal and Wendy honored her with Kara Grace, Noah Micheal, and Logan Marie Barnhart with Amy and David sharing Lalah Belle Miller.  Siblings include Logan (Doris) Johnson, Peoria, Dora Johnson of Anna, David (Pat) Johnson of Jackson, MO, and Dorris (Joyce) Johnson of Anna. Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews are located across our country.  Preceding Virginia in death are her beloved husband, Charles Raymond, parents Logan and Etta Johnson, and a sibling Francis (deceased shortly after birth). 

     Each family member was very important and was lifted in pray continuously by Virginia. As a member of the Anna First Church of the Nazarene for over seventy years, she attended faithfully each service, kept away only by illness, and was an active, giving, praying, and well known member of this loving body of Christ.  On Sunday, August 28th Virginia was proudly escorted to ‘her church’ by both her children, Judie and Chuck where she joyously gave her monthly tithe commenting to them, “NOW I’m paid up!”

     Services to celebrate life for Mrs. Virginia Imogene Glasco will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 in the Anna First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Larry Barnhart and Rev. Michael Barnhart officiating. Interment of her earthly-body will be in the Anna City Cemetery, right next to Charlie. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to Anna First Church of the Nazarene. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.