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Howard R. "Bud" Davie of Ware, IL died on January 29, 2016

William Bill Davis of Anna, Illinois died on January 30, 2016

Louise Gee of Cape Girardeau, Missouri died on January 29, 2016

Edith Ann "Edie" Ice of Anna, Illinois died on January 29, 2016

Violet A. Lence of Potosi, Missouri died on February 6, 2016

Shirley Ann Ralls of Jonesboro, IL died on January 31, 2016

Sonya Diane Sukowski of Anna, Illinois died on February 7, 2016


Danny Joseph Yates of 2692 Ralston Road, Martin, Tennessee 38237, September 14, 1975 – October 23, 2015

Mr. Danny Joseph Yates, age 40 of Martin, TN, formerly of Cobden, died at 10:35 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2015 in the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born September 14, 1975 in Detroit, MI, the son of Mary Ann Yates.

        Danny is survived by his loving mother, Mary Ann Yates of Martin, TN; beloved dog, Shyann; one uncle, Larry (Sheila) Yates of Cobden; three aunts, Susan (Fred) Chambers of Las Vegas, NV, Lori (Myron) Albers of Alto Pass, and Debbie Spiller of Cobden; cousins, Heather (Roddy) Toler of MI, Timothy (Kami) Yates of TN, Amy Martindale of Las Vegas, NV, Larry Yates of Anna, and Lisa Yates of Cobden; special friend, Travis Streeter of Martin, TN;  other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Neda Yates; and one uncle, Timothy Yates.

        Danny was a 1995 graduate of Cobden High School, he loved being an Appleknocker. He enjoyed playing baseball and basketball during high school. Danny was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the outdoors.

        Funeral services for Mr. Danny Joseph Yates will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.

Clarence Eugene Pickles of 104 Williams Street, Anna, IL, May 29, 1948 – October 24, 2015

Mr. Clarence Eugene Pickles, age 67 of Anna, died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born May 29, 1948 in Anna, the son of Clarence A. and Leona Imogene (Dover) Pickles.

          Clarence is survived by his two sons, Thomas G. Pickles and Michael (Heather) Pickles all of Anna; six grandchildren, Preston Deon Brimm, Dakota Michael Pickles, Samuel Gene Spencer-Pickles, Kadden S. Spencer-Pickles, Dredden M. Spencer-Pickles and Robert J. Spencer-Pickles; sister, Martha J. Daniels of Tamms; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Barbara K. Wilson and Dorothy A. Stevens; one brother in infancy; and one niece, Brandy Brock.

          Clarence served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam.  He was a member of the Labor Local #1330 in Anna.

          Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Eugene Pickles  will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Interment will be in the McGinnis 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 11:00 and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.  

Betty Jean King of Anna, Illinois, May 29, 1930 – October 23, 2015

     Mrs. Betty Jean King, age 85 of Anna, died at 9:12 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2015 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born May 29, 1930 in Alto Pass, the daughter of Nathaniel and Myrtle (Pender) King.

     Betty is survived by her three children; two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Geneva Jackson, Mary Elkins and Laura (Robert) Spiller; two brothers, Fred (Jean) King and Richard (Tia) King; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Roy King.

     Betty was of the Baptist faith, but in recent years she attended the United Methodist Church in Anna. Betty was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary for many years.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean King will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Walter Jackson officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.  

Marjorie Ann Powell of Cobden, Illinois, February 14, 1938 – October 22, 2015

     Mrs. Marjorie Ann “Margie” Brock-Powell, age 77 of Cobden, peacefully entered into the loving arms of her heavenly Father, Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ  at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015 at her home. She was born at home in St. Johns, IL on February 14, 1938, the daughter of W. Raymond and Freda Wilson Brock.

     Margie leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband, Loyd Powell of Cobden; children, Grant Hartsock of Carbondale, Neal and Jami Hartsock of Carterville, Christina Powell and Joe Anderson of Rochelle; grandchildren, Jace and Jack; nieces and nephews, Paul “Tiny” and Marsha Brock of Du Quoin, Frank and Martha Morgenstern of Du Quoin, Lisa and Mark Boisclair, Linda and Dennis Martin, Karen and Tom Shiroda and David Brock all of Phoenix, AZ; many great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Eric Jason Hartsock; and three brothers, Lyle, Lawrence and Larry Brock.

     Margie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cobden and was active in the Baptist Women on Missions. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed the fellowship shared among FBC quilters. She was a former member of Beta Sigma Phi where she held the honorary order of The Rose. She served on an advisory committee for the Arthritis Foundation and aided in numerous fund raisers in the early 1990’s. She was retired from Medicare in Marion.

     The family would like to thank JoAnn Sharp of Cobden, Zona Calhoun of Murphysboro and the church family of First Baptist Church in Cobden for their assistance and care.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Ann “Margie” Brock-Powell  will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in the First Baptist Church in Cobden with Rev. Ed Falgout officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015 in the First Baptist Church in Cobden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Cobden or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and at the church.

Dorothy A. Yates of Jonesboro, Illinois, January 11, 1922 – October 20, 2015

     Mrs. Dorothy A. Yates, age 93 of Jonesboro, formerly of Metropolis, died at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born January 11, 1922 in Metropolis, the daughter of John H. and Minnie E. (Kelley) Busclas. She married Cletis D. Yates and together they enjoyed sixty-seven years of marriage.

     Dorothy is survived by her loving daughter, Cheryl (Clay) Carter of Anna; three grandchildren, Heath Carter, Leitha Patton, and Molly Hollis; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cletis D. Yates; and daughter, Judith S. Yates.

     Dorothy was a member of the Seven Mile Baptist Church in Metropolis since 1931. Until her death she was the oldest living member of the Church.

     Graveside services for Mrs. Dorothy A. Yates will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 26, 2015 in the Seven Mile Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Terry Mathis officiating. Interment will be in the Seven Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Center or the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the cemetery.

Dorothy A. Yates of Jonesboro, Illinois, DOB Unk. – October 20, 2015

     Mrs. Dorothy A. Yates, age 93 of Jonesboro, formerly of Metropolis, died at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born January 11, 1922 in Metropolis, the daughter of John H. and Minnie E. (Kelley) Busclas. She married Cletis D. Yates and together they enjoyed sixty-seven years of marriage.

     Dorothy is survived by her loving daughter, Cheryl (Clay) Carter of Anna; three grandchildren, Heath Carter, Leitha Patton, and Molly Hollis; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cletis D. Yates; and daughter, Judith S. Yates.

     Dorothy was a member of the Seven Mile Baptist Church in Metropolis since 1931. Until her death she was the oldest living member of the Church.

     Graveside services for Mrs. Dorothy A. Yates will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 26, 2015 in the Seven Mile Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Terry Mathis officiating. Interment will be in the Seven Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Center or the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the cemetery.

Henry Leroy Hileman of Anna, IL, September 7, 1929 – October 21, 2015

          Mr. Henry L. Hileman, age 86 of Anna, died at 8:57 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at his home in Anna.  He was born on September 7, 1929 in Union County, the son of Henry Doyle and Eva (Hinkle) Hileman.  Henry married Lotrell Tweedy on July 4, 1955 in Tennessee.

          Henry proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He enlisted in September of 1946 and retired from the military service January 31, 1969 after twenty-two years of service. He was a life member of the V.F.W. and served as Quartermaster for several years.  He was also a member of Masonic Lodge, Shriners and was a lifetime NRA member.  Henry Retired from the Marion Federal Prison after several years of service.

          Henry is survived by his wife Lotrell of Anna; four children, Tammy (David) Stewart of Jonesboro, Carey (Sue Mardirosian) Hileman of Crab Orchard, Bruce (Helen) Hileman of Lake of Egypt and Todd (Sue) Hileman of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Joshua Hileman, Tyler (Zarah) Hileman, Chad (Rachel) Stewart, Ian (Cherokee) Stewart, Brittney (Adam Hoffner) Hileman and Marrina Hileman; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; two brothers, Robert (Doris) Hileman of Anna and Terry (Mary Beth) Hileman of Anna; one sister, Anita Davis of Anna; brother-in-law, Jim (Blackie) Mueller of Anna, other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Brandon Jackson and Henry Martin Hileman; sister, Shirley Mueller and brother-in-law, Charles Davis.

          Funeral services for Mr. Henry L. Hileman will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with the Rev. LaRue Parr officiating.  Interment will be at the McGinnis Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. of Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard Military Honors Team of Marion.  Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015.  Memorial contributions may be made to the McGinnis Cemetery.  Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

 

Tiffaney Dawn Johnson of Anna, IL , March 5, 1975 – October 19, 2015

Ms. Tiffaney Dawn Johnson, age 40 of Anna, died Monday, October 19, 2015 in the Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born March 5, 1975 in Carbondale, the daughter of James and Gladys (Taylor) Johnson.

        Tiffaney is survived by her parents, James and Gladys Johnson of Anna; two sisters, Leslie Glidewell of Anna and Jennifer Ames of Anna; paternal grandmother, Essie Locks of Collinsville; maternal grandmother, Marcella Tellor of Anna; other relatives and friends.

        Services for Ms. Tiffaney Johnson will be held privately for the family.

Judith Taylor of Jonesboro, IL, January 17, 1958 – October 19, 2015

Ms. Judith Taylor, age 57 of Jonesboro, died at 12:37 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2015 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born January 17, 1958 in Olney, the daughter of Howard and Norma (Fleming) Taylor.

        Judith is survived by her mother, Norma Taylor of Olney; one brother, Denzel Taylor of Olney; two sisters, Barbara Brown of Olney and Cathy Delzell of Texas; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father.

        Graveside services for Ms. Judith Taylor will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Anna City Cemetery with Linda Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Paul E. Groves of Anna, Illinois, January 18, 1929 – October 19, 2015

     Mr. Paul E. Groves, age 86 of Anna, died at 10:52 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2015 in the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna. He was born January 18, 1929 in Wolf Lake, the son of Fred and Stella (Wilson) Groves. He married Patricia Ann Thorne on February 7, 1952 in Anna. She preceded him in death on April 23, 2014.

     Paul is survived by his two sons, Michael Paul Groves of Minooka, IL, Patrick Jay Groves of Cordova, TN; one daughter, Paula Marie Jones of Anna; seven grandchildren, Christopher Groves, Katie Groves, Kristie Jones, Alicia Faulhaber, Peter Groves, Sarah Groves, and David Groves; two great-grandchildren, Trinity Beckmann and Patricia Williams; three sisters, Mary Ballance of Wolf Lake, Lois Scholz of Ashburn, VA, and JoAnn Ondrak of West Valley City, Utah; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; spouse, Patricia Ann Groves; one grandchild, Steven Groves; two sisters, Betty Plott, Doris Phillips; and one brother, William “Bill” Groves.

     Paul was retired from Catepillar after working many years as a machinist. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Paul was a member of the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna.

     Services for Mr. Paul E. Groves will be held privately by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.