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Helen I Bass of Wilmington, Illinois died on August 26, 2014

Jean Brimm of Anna, Illinois died on August 15, 2014

Wayne Carter of Anna, Illinois died on August 21, 2014

JoAnn Cooley of Anna, Illinois died on August 23, 2014

Carroljane "C.J" Grammer of Makanda, Illinois died on August 19, 2014

Kenneth Snell of Ullin, Illinois died on August 22, 2014

Naomi Elizabeth Acklin of Jonesboro, Illinois, August 9, 1931 – March 8, 2014

     Mrs. Naomi Elizabeth Acklin, age 82 of Jonesboro, died at 10:12 am, Saturday, March 08, 2014 at her home in Jonesboro. She was born August 9, 1931 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the daughter of Aaron “Cap” and Edith Gregory Rhodes. She married Andrew L. Acklin Jr. on January 20, 1951 in Cobden.

     Naomi is survived by her loving husband, Andrew L. Acklin Jr. of Jonesboro; two daughters, Dianne (Jim) Cross of Anna, Linda Redman of Jonesboro; one son, Jason (Angela) Acklin of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Justin Cross, Sarah Redman, Cody Acklin, Jacob Acklin, Ethan Carlson; four great grandchildren, Lindsey Cross, Ethan, Mollie, and Jozie Redman; one sister, Wilma Cain of Arcola; one brother, Ivan Rhodes of Tuscola; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles Rhodes.

     Naomi was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Anna for many years.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Elizabeth Acklin will be at 10:30 am Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Anna with Dr. Richard Keeley officiating.  Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro and at the church.

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Joyce O. Verble of Anna, Illinois, December 3, 1930 – March 7, 2014

     Mrs. Joyce O. Verble, age 83 of Anna, died at sunrise, surrounded by her family at home on Friday, March 7, 2014. She was born December 3, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of William Ray and Opal Minnie Wright Davis. She married Loel Verble Jr. on December 11, 1948. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

     Joyce is survived by her husband, Loel Verble Jr. of Anna; two daughters, Charla Verble Edmonds and husband Dennis of Manchester, MO, Debbie Treece and Husband David of Gilman, IL; three grandchildren, David Edmonds of Manchester, Mo, Laura Cox and husband Shaun of O’Fallon, MO and Sarah Treece of Dallas, TX.; great grandchildren, Jade Edmonds of Lake Wood Ranch, FL. and Annabelle Cox of O’Fallon, MO; many close sister and brother in laws, nieces and nephews; other relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Bette Griffith; two brothers, William Davis Jr and Chuck Davis.

     Joyce graduated from AJCHS with the class of 1948. She was an active member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna since 1959.

     Joyce was a homemaker, loving mother and wife and active in numerous activities in the community.

     The most important things in Joyce’s life were her faith in God and her love of family and friends.    

     Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce O. Verble will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 in the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna with Rev. Jonathan Whitley officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-America Teen Challenge or the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the church.

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Joyce O. Verble of Anna, Illinois, November 30, 1999 – March 7, 2014

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William M. “Bill” Craft of Jonesboro, Illinois, June 24, 1928 – March 5, 2014

     Mr. William M. “Bill” Craft, age 85 of Jonesboro, died at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born June 24, 1928 in America, Illinois, the son of Joseph Guy and Veva Walker Craft.

     Bill is survived by one son, James (Mary Jane) Craft of Pinckneyville; three daughters, Jackie (Brian) Pritchett of Goreville, Jean (Jimmy) Pind of Great Bend, KS, Jolene (Jeff) Skambraks of New Melle, MO; six grandchildren, Joni Pind, Jessica (Lance) Merchant, Corey Craft Pritchett, Jame Craft, Madison Skambraks and Cooper Skambraks; two great-grandchildren, Brooklynn Ralls and Briley Merchant; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

     Bill proudly served his country as Staff Sargent in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving four bronze service medals. He was a member of the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna.

     Bill worked side by side with his mother running the Craft’s Grocery in Jonesboro and operated the Montgomery Catalogue Store in Anna. He managed the Standard Station on the Jonesboro Square for many years. Before retiring he co-owned and operated the Jim and Bill on the Hill Liquor Store in Jonesboro. Bill would pass out Hostess cakes to his customers on his birthday, saying, “happy birthday to me”.

     Bill was a loving father and dearly adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He spent many hours volunteering his time at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna. He will be remembered for his kind and caring nature, when Bill met a friend, they became friends for life.

     During high school, Bill was a proud athlete, excelling in basketball and football, holding an individual state record in football. Bill was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Green Bay Packer Fan.

     Funeral services for Mr. William M. “Bill” Craft will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Pastor Ed Hoke officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Graveside military honors 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 from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 V.F.W. in Anna. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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William M. “Bill” Craft of Jonesboro, Illinois, November 30, 1999 – March 5, 2014

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Jesse Leon Manus of Anna, Illinois, April 20, 1931 – March 4, 2014

     Mr. Jesse Leon Manus, age 82 of Anna, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his home in Anna. He was born April 20, 1931 in Union County, the son of Jesse C. and Grace Vancil Manus. He married Leota L. Landis on December 19, 2009.

     Jesse is survived by his loving wife, Leota L. Manus of Anna; daughters, Deborah (Dennis) Ryan of Round Oak Park, IL, Barbara (Michael) Ryan of West Bend, WI; step children, Carlena (Loyd) Thompson of Anna, Harold (Sharon) Wright of Wisconsin Dells, WI, Terry (Mickey) Wright of Anna, Bruce (Susan) Wright of Fallston, MD, Phillip Wright of Algonquin, IL; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lou (Ivis) Wright of Anna; nieces; great nieces; great nephews; cousins, friends and church family. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Kevin Ryan and nephew, Alfred Craft.

     Jesse was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church in Anna. He came to the saving Grace of Jesus as a teenager. He moved to Dixon, IL as a young man and spent his adult life there, in 2009 he moved back to Union County. Jesse was a member of the Union Masonic Lodge 627.

     Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Leon Manus will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Interment will be in the Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the service hour at 2:00 pm. Thursday, March 6, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Masonic rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Cemetery or the Big Creek Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Nicole “Nikki” Millis of Cobden, Illinois, November 14, 1991 – February 24, 2014

     Ms. Nicole “Nikki” Millis, age 22 of Cobden, died at 1:57 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 in the Mercy West Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born November 14, 1991 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the daughter of David Ray and Gina Sue Bunch Millis.

     Nikki is survived by her parents, David and Gina Millis of Cobden; sister, Ashley Millis of Cobden; fiancé, Michael Goines of Cypress; paternal grandparents, Frank Jr. (Marjorie) Millis of Cobden; maternal grandmother, Janet Haskins of Minnesota; maternal grandfather, Gene (Patricia) Bunch of Paducah, KY; aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents.

     Nikki was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was an avid turkey and deer hunter and enjoyed the outdoors. She loved being around her family and friends.

     Funeral services for Ms. Nicole “Nikki” Millis will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the Cobden High School Gymnasium with Rev. Dewayne Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the Cobden Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Cobden High School Gymnasium.

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Louis T. Moreland of Anna, Illinois, June 25, 1925 – February 18, 2014

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          Mr. Louis T. Moreland, age 88, of Anna, died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the Chateau Girardeau, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born June 25, 1925 in Cobden, the son of Tullie E. and Afton Stout Moreland. He married Mary Ann Cruse on December 31, 1949. She preceded him in death on July 4, 2013.

          Louis is survived by his son, Terry (Sheila) Moreland of Anna; daughter, Nancy (Alan) Hult of Gainesville, FL; one grandchild, Bryanne Roemer; two great-grandchildren, Adeline Grace Roemer and Louis John David Roemer; one brother, Raymond Lee (Bonnie) Moreland of Anna; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Mary Ann Moreland.

          Louis was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church. He was a fireman at the Anna State Hospital; later he worked for the Anna Ready Mix and farmed throughout his life. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

          Funeral services for Mr. Louis T. Moreland will be held privately in the Anna City cemetery. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace C. Clark Scholarship at Century High School 4721 Shawnee College Drive Ullin, IL 62992 or to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Louis T. Moreland of Anna, Illinois, June 25, 1925 – February 18, 2014

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         Mr. Louis T. Moreland, age 88, of Anna, died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the Chateau Girardeau, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born June 25, 1925 in Cobden, the son of Tullie E. and Afton Stout Moreland. He married Mary Ann Cruse on December 31, 1949. She preceded him in death on July 4, 2013.

          Louis is survived by his son, Terry (Sheila) Moreland of Anna; daughter, Nancy (Alan) Hult of Gainesville, FL; one grandchild, Bryanne Roemer; two great-grandchildren, Adeline Grace Roemer and Louis John David Roemer; one brother, Raymond Lee (Bonnie) Moreland of Anna; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Mary Ann Moreland.

          Louis was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church. He was a fireman at the Anna State Hospital; later he worked for the Anna Ready Mix and farmed throughout his life. He proudly served his country during World War II.

          Funeral services for Mr. Louis T. Moreland will be held privately in the Anna City cemetery. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace C. Clark Scholarship at Century High School 4721 Shawnee College Drive Ullin, IL 62992 or to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Boyd B. Henson of Jonesboro, Illinois, November 12, 1926 – February 17, 2014

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     Mr. Boyd B. Henson, age 87 of Jonesboro, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February, 17, 2014 in the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. He was born November 12, 1926 in Gideon, Missouri, the son of Thomas J. and Cora (Thomas) Henson. He married Ruth A. Martin on November 23, 1949 in Kennett, Missouri. She preceded him in death on October 11, 2006.

     Boyd is survived by his daughter, Joanna (Mike) Coles of Anna; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one brother, Vern Henson of Jonesboro; one sister, Audry White of Anna; one nephew, Monroe White; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth A. Martin; and two sons, Bill Eugene Henson and Larry Wayne Henson.

     Boyd was a member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church in Jonesboro for many years. He worked at Transcraft in Anna for 18 and later worked for E.T. Simonds Construction. He dearly loved fishing and hunting.

     Funeral services for Mr. Boyd B. Henson will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Geoff Bond officiating. Interment will be in the Casper Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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