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Lois E. Brooks of Cobden, Illinois died on February 13, 2017

James "Chinko" Cantrell of Anna, Illinois died on February 15, 2017

Keith DuWayne Glasco of Cobden, Illinois died on February 16, 2017

Dean Golliher of Anna, Illinois died on February 10, 2017

Dorothy M. Gulledge of Cobden, Illinois died on February 16, 2017

Allen D. Laminack of Buncombe, Illinois died on February 16, 2017

Herschel Morris Lyerla of Chatham, Illinois died on January 28, 2017

Carl Everett Rhodes of Wolf Lake, Illinois died on February 15, 2017

Donovan C. Smith of Cobden, Illinois died on February 3, 2017

Jena Rose Tucker of Cobden, Illinois died on February 16, 2017


Jo Rion of Anna, Illinois, June 6, 9372 – October 8, 2016

       Mrs. Jo Rion, age 79 of Anna, died at 9:33 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 in the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born March 6, 1937 in Marion, the daughter of Robert Wesley and Madge (Rodgers) Dalton. She married Don Rion on September 19, 1955 in Tunica, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on August 19, 1999.

       Jo is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Brazell of Anna; two sons, Lonnie Rion of Dongola and Doug Rion of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Scott (Shannon) Thompson, Kris (Kelle) Love, Olivia Rion, Josh Peeler, Austyn Brazell and Brandy (Pat) Leary; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Loyd and one brother, Roger Dale Dalton of Benton; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Rion; and two brothers, Wesley and Billy Dalton.

       Jo was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

       Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Rion will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Bobby Richardson 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 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Marcella Tellor of Anna, Illinois, January 23, 1937 – October 8, 2016

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         Ms. Marcella Tellor, age 79 of Anna, died at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at her home. She was born January 23, 1937 in Union County, the daughter of John and Georgia (Linton) Smith.

          Marcella is survived by her children, Gladys (Jim) Johnson of Anna, Sharon Mansfield of Anna, Imogene (Carl) Wright of Anna, Louie (Sandra) Tellor of Jonesboro, Lisa Tellor of Anna, Mary Ann (Doug) Case of Effingham and Mitchell Tellor of Jonesboro; three brothers, John Smith of Carterville, Bob Smith of Jonesboro and Mike Smith of Kansas City, Kansas; 2 sisters, Irene Tellor of Dongola and Jane Hutchinson of Anna; fifteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Steven Wright and Tiffaney Johnson; and two infant daughters Tammy and Linda Sue.

          Marcella was a very loving and helpful individual who put others needs before her own.  Her family said she had a big heart and it showed by her caring personality.

          Funeral services for Ms. Marcella Tellor will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 in the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Paul Tirey officiating. Inurnment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Kenneth H. Kohler of Anna, Illinois, January 22, 1923 – October 2, 2016

     Mr. Kenneth H. Kohler, age 93 of Anna, died at 11:24 a.m. Sunday, October 2 ,2016 in the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna. He was born January 22, 1923 in Anna, the son of William H. and Cora (Meisenheimer) Kohler. He married Dorothy E. Bowen on October 20 1945 in Jonesboro. She preceded him in death on May 30, 2011.

     Kenneth is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Kohler (David Futrell) of Carbondale, and Linda (Jeff) Webb of Anna; one grandson, K.W. Carter (Tammy Wheaton) of Makanda; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy E. Kohler; grandson, Tim Sadler; and two brothers.

     Kenneth was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro, where currently he was the oldest member. Early in his career he worked for the State of Illinois for the Department of Corrections and later transferred to the Illinois State Police where he retired after twenty five years of service.

     He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He was the recipient of two purple hearts and a bronze star medal. He was a member of the Anna Masonic Lodge #520 and Past Master, member of the Shriners, and the Anna Kiwanis. He served as Police Commissioner and Mayor for the City of Anna, during his time as mayor he was instrumental in commissioning the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna.  

     Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth H. Kohler will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Pastor Mark Hasty 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 Military Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Masonic rites will be said at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Judith Ann Ferguson-Parks of Anna, Illinois, March 21, 1942 – October 1, 2016

     Mrs. Judith Ann Ferguson-Parks, age 74 of Anna, died at 12:51 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born March 21, 1942 in Moline, the daughter of Earl Hester and Ruth Pricilla Whicker. She married Richard Parks on June 5, 1992 in Paducah, Ky.

     Judith is survived by her loving husband, Richard Parks of Anna; two children, Melissa Van Steen and Martha Coplan all of Houston, Tx.; two grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

     Judith was of the Episcopalian Faith. She was a retired substance abuse counselor.

       Private family services for Mrs. Judith Ann Ferguson-Parks will be held at a later date.

Linda M. Houston of Dongola, Illinois, September 6, 1948 – October 1, 2016

      Mrs. Linda M. Houston, age 68 of Dongola, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born September 6, 1948 in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Anderson) Odom. She married Charles Houston on August 24, 1983 in Troy, Mo.

     Linda is survived by her husband, Charles Houston of Dongola; one daughter, Melodie Houston Penrod of Carterville; one son, Richard (Janice) Micheal of Dongola; six grandchildren, Colten (Alyssa) Penrod, Michaela (Bobby) Sizemore, Ryan Tanner Latham, Katelynn Latham, Garrett Micheal and Megan Micheal; three great grandchildren, Ella Penrod, Drake Penrod, Kimberly Sizemore and one more on the way; one brother, Garry (Donna) Odom of Olney, Mo.; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Scott Houston; two grandchildren, Jordan Michael Houston and Dustin Levi Micheal; and one brother, Glenn Odom.

     Linda worked many years at the Marion V.A. Medical Center as a Registered Nurse until her retirement in 2010. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

     Private family services for Mrs. Linda M. Houston will held at a later date.

Donna Mount of Anna, Illinois, December 19, 1951 – September 29, 2016

     Mrs. Donna Mount, age 64 of Anna, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at her home. She was born December 19, 1951 in Anna the daughter of George and Jean Ellen (Craft) Willyerd. She married Jim Mount on December 13, 1994 in Pigeon Forge, TN.

     Donna is survived by her loving husband Jim Mount of Anna; mother, Jean Ellen Eads of Anna; two daughters, Lisa (Marty) Penrod of Buncombe, and Leslie (Jack) Doublin of Dongola; two grandchildren, Cory Penrod and Austin Doublin; one sister, Patti (Craig) Jackson of Anna; brothers, Bobby Eads, Larry Eads, Bill (Yavonne) Eads, David Eads all of Cobden, Roger (Lisa) Eads of Anna, and Gary Willyerd of KY; brother in law, Donnie Verble of Jonesboro; brother and sister in law, John (Leslie) Mount of Anna; many aunts & uncles; cousins, nieces & nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; sister, Teresa Verble and a twin brother and sister.

     Donna worked as a bookkeeper for Anna-Jonesboro National Bank for many years. She loved working in the yard and her flowers. She had a loving heart and was always thinking of others before herself.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Donna Mount will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Pastor Jeff Workman officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

 

William Thomas “Tom” Robinson III of Jonesboro, Illinois, August 3, 1942 – September 26, 2016

     Mr. William Thomas “Tom” Robinson III, age 74 of Jonesboro, died at 2:37 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 at his home. He was born August 3, 1942 in Du Quoin, the son of William Thomas II and Aura Ruth (Purkaple) Robinson. He married Kathy Weigand on April 16, 1966 in Galesburg, IL.

     Tom is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Robinson of Jonesboro; six children, Michael (Liz) Robinson of Murphysboro, Ann (Gary) Coleman of Jonesboro, Tim Robinson of Ft. Myers, FL, Mary Poole of Jonesboro, Beth Robinson of Cape Coral, FL., and Lora Robinson of Anna; Steve Tebbe of Port St. Lucie, FL and Kevin Starr Jr. of Miami, FL who were both extra son’s to the family; thirteen grandchildren, Logan and Trey Robinson, Kristen Grant, Samantha Coleman, Jessica Coleman, Sarah Coleman, Josh Poole, Zachary Poole, Mya Laster, David Im, Elaina Im, Matthew Remsey, and Isabella Hawk; one great grandchild, Emmett Godinez; one step brother, Chris Hamilton of Barry, IL; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded by his parents and one brother, Michael Robinson.

     Tom was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna for many years. He proudly served his country in the Marine Corp. He retired after thirty five years from Southern Illinois University where he worked as the Director of Computing Affairs. He later worked at Southeast Hospital for five years in IT. He served on the Jonesboro City Counsel for twenty years. He dearly loved his children and grandchildren, cooking and computers. 

     Funeral mass for Mr. William Thomas “Tom” Robinson III will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna with Father Federico Higuera officiating. Friends are invited to attend a luncheon directly after mass in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and at the church.

Mathis Hoyle “Hat” Ayers of Anna, Illinois, May 17, 1933 – September 25, 2016

     Mr. Mathis Hoyle “Hat” Ayers, age 83, of Anna, died at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his son’s home. He was born May 17, 1933 in Haleyville, AL, the son of Willie and Mary (Hamilton) Ayers. He married Luberdia Jean Turner on April 1, 1956 in Corinth, MS. She preceded him in death on November 9, 2013.

     Hat is survived by his four sons, Wayne Kermit Ayers of Jonesboro, Sheldon Ayers of Anna, Michael Leroy Ayers of Jonesboro and James Mathis (Daelia) Ayers of Lick Creek; grandchildren, Dennis Ayers, Crystal Leigh, Angela (Dustin) Ray, Brandy Shelton, Dustin Ayers and Jaden Ayers; great-grandchildren, Brittanie Ray, Lillian Ray, Logan Ray, Aubrie Ray, Richard Leigh and Trevor Leigh; one sister, Bobbie Rossman of Anna; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Luberdia Jean Ayers; one sister, Opal Ashley; and three brothers, Darris Ayers, Charles Ayers and Kermitt Ayers.

     Hat served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna

     A celebration of life for Mathis Hoyle “Hat” Ayers will be at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2016 in the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 V.F.W. in Anna. Military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to the Carroll P. Foster Post #3345 V.F.W. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and the V.F.W.  

Antia G. Hurst of Alto Pass, Illinois, August 23, 1940 – September 18, 2016

     Mrs. Anita G. Hurst, age 76 of Alto Pass, died at 3:27 a.m. Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born August 23, 1940 in Cobden, the daughter of Lee and Roxie (Newberry) Pearson.

     Anita is survived by her daughter, Tishea Pearson, of Cobden; two grandchildren, Breeze and Justin Pearson; one great grandchild, Izabell Hill; Johnny Moutel of Elco who was like a son; three brothers, Donald Pearson of Cambria, Richard Pearson of Carbondale and Kenneth Pearson of Cobden; sister, Fay Marks of Cobden; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Samuel Hurst; son, Berry Pearson; three brothers, Gene, Corkey and Doug Pearson; and two sisters, Kay Robinson and Lillian Kinder.

     A celebration of life pot luck dinner for Mrs. Anita G. Hurst will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2017 in the Makanda Fellowship Hall.

Clara Cavitt of Anna, Illinois, December 1, 1922 – September 21, 2016

     Mrs. Clara Cavitt, age 93 of Anna, died at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in the Anna Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born December 1, 1922 in Joppa, the daughter of Joseph and Arminta (Wilshire) Farris. She married Eugene Cavitt on July 4, 1945 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He preceded her in death on June 11, 2004.

     Clara is survived by her son, Dwayne Cavitt of Anna; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene Cavitt; several brothers and sisters.

     Clara was of the Baptist faith.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Cavitt will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Paul Tirey officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friend may call after 9:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 11:00 on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.