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Diane Lynn Dawley of 302 Kirt Street, Anna,IL died on August 21, 2015

Kay Doublin of Dongola, IL died on August 18, 2015

Vern Francis Henson of Anna, Illinois died on August 20, 2015

Gerald Eugene Miller of Anna, Illinois died on August 22, 2015

Linda K Stearns of Lick Creek, Illinois died on August 20, 2015

John Lewis Wingate of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, IL died on August 18, 2015

Charles E. “Chuck” Gaddis of Dongola, Illinois, February 1, 1940 – April 3, 2015

     Mr. Charles E. “Chuck” Gaddis, age 75 of Dongola, died at 4:54 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 in the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born February 1, 1940 in Anna, the son of Edgar “Dick” and Juanita Hickam Gaddis. He married Janet Bowen on June 27, 1964 in Reno, Nevada.

     Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Janet Gaddis of Dongola; two daughters, Tammy (Paul) Goodman of Hopkinsville, KY, Teresa (Kevin) Ralls of Anna; one son, David (Erin) Gaddis of Dongola; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson; one sister, Lois Ann Treece of Dupo; one sister in law, Cheryl Gaddis of Dongola; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Don Gaddis and brother in law, Gary Treece.

     Chuck was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dongola. He worked in the automotive service industry for years at both Ford and Chevrolet dealerships. He and his brother Don, operated Gaddis Automotive in Dongola for many years.

     Chuck loved to go fishing. Over the years he had several young men who looked up to him as a father. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

     Funeral services for Mr. Charles “Chuck” Gaddis will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment will be in the Big Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Thomas E Adams of Jonesboro, Illinois, July 15, 1915 – April 1, 2015

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Mr. Thomas E. Adams, age 99 of Jonesboro and formerly of Anna, died at 7:45 pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at his home in Jonesboro.  He was born on July 15, 1915 in Wolf Lake, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Grace Ellen (Brown) Adams.  Thomas married Mabel C. Rion on September 23, 1949 in Piggott, Arkansas.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Mabel C. Adams of Jonesboro; two daughters, Tammy Adams of Jonesboro and Merrilee Young of Anna; one son, Kenny (Frances) Baker of Oak Ridge, MO; five grandchildren, Cathy Young, Susan Young-Ederle, Martina Young-Montney, Lori Petot and Krista Baker-Carey; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dortha Balance of Anna and Ethel (Rev. John) Marlow of Bradenton, FL, other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas J. Adams; his mother, Grace E. Choate; his step-father, James Choate; one great-grandson, Alex Ederle; six sisters, Florence Craft, Ruth Irvin, Creta Yates, Gladis Lawrence, Iverne Fuller and Mary Angelo; three brothers, Clyde L. Choate, Melvin Choate and Orean Choate.    

Thomas proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Force during WWII as a Staff Sergeant.  He received the Victory Ribbon, the American Theatre Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater with one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the District Unit Badge and one Overseas Bar. He was a radio operator and flew in Burma and was a member of the Hump Pilot Association. 

Thomas was an avid golfer and bowler and loved animals.  For sixteen years, he owned and operated the Southern BBQ during its early years.  Thomas worked for the State of Illinois helping with the construction of part of the Anna State Hospital.  He worked at the Ware weight station and later for the Secretary of State.     

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas E. Adams will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday April 8, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating.  Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery with Military Funeral Honor 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 Funeral Honors Team of Marion.  Friends may call from 5 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.  Memorial contributions may be made to the K-9’s For Warriors.  Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Eddie D. Livesay of Ormond Beach, Florida, July 23, 1932 – March 29, 2015

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        Mr. Eddie D. Livesay, age 82, of Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of Wolf Lake, died peacefully at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at his daughters home. He was born July 23, 1932 in Wolf Lake, the son of William and Nora Mae Davis Livesay. He married Mary Ruth Eaves on January 3, 1953 in Pocahantas, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on October 24, 2003.

        Eddie is survived by his son, Mike (Jodi) Livesay of Hazelwood, MO; two daughters, Gena (Clay) Mathes of Ormond Beach, FL, and Nancy (Mike) Stough of Greenville, SC; six grandchildren, Nicole Roberts, David Livesay, Melanie Mathes, Angelena Mathes, Bethany Metzger, and Elayna Stough; two great-grandchildren, Eli and Cadence Roberts; one sister, Mildred Beasley of Tamms; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Ruth Livesay; and two brothers, Don and Billy Livesay.

        Eddie and his wife moved to Maryland Heights, MO in 1956 and resided there until moving to Ormond Beach, FL two years ago. He was a member of the Dorsett Village Church for many years. He worked as an Astronautic Engineer for Boeing and NASA. Eddie proudly served his country in the United States Army.

       Funeral services for Mr. Eddie D. Livesay will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. 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. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Howard King of Anna, Illinois, July 26, 1917 – March 29, 2015

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          Mr. Howard King, age 97 of Anna, died at 5:42 am, Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill, MO.  He was born on July 26, 1917 in Eddyville, the son of J.E. and Alva (Morse) King. He was united in marriage to Faye Rose on July 17, 1943 in Harrisburg.  She preceded him in death on November 30, 2003.

          Howard is survived by one daughter, Donna Woolsey of Jackson, MO; three grandchildren, Terry (Elizabeth) Campbell of Jackson, MO, Julie Campbell-Sims of Marion and Chris Campbell of Millcreek; three great-grandchildren, David Carter II, Dylan Sims and Christopher Michael Campbell; two nephews, Phil King of Waverly and Larry King of Golconda; one niece, Carmen Ledbetter of Waterloo, other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded by his parents; wife, Faye King and two brothers, Lester and Darrell King.

          Howard served his country in the United States Army during WWII.  He attended the Oasis of Grace Church in Anna.  Howard enjoyed hunting and running his beagle dogs.  He was retired from Choate Mental Health after serving many years on their fire department.  After retirement Howard worked as the Union County Animal Control officer for several years.

          Funeral services for Mr. Howard King will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with the Rev. Billy Carter officiating.  Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery in Ozark, IL. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Illinois Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call from 5 until 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. 

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Larry Sadler of Anna, Illinois, November 27, 1934 – March 26, 2015

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Mr. Larry Sadler, age 80 of Anna, died at 4:15 pm, Thursday March 26, 2015 at the Union County Hospital in Anna.  Larry was born on November 27, 1934 in Ware, the son of Irvin and Velma (Wildy) Sadler.  He was united in marriage to Nadine Jordan on May 23, 1992 in Golconda.

Larry is survived by his wife Nadine Sadler of Anna; one son, Dale Sadler of Seattle, WA; two step-daughters, Tracy Craig of Anna and Sue (Tom) Kaufman of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Freda Purcell of Plymoth, MI, Lois Cruse of Anna, Judy (Halford) Dillow of Anna, Joan Peterman of Anna, Paul (Brenda) Sadler of Dongola, Linda (Phil) Osman of Cypress and Eddie (Glenda) Sadler of Buncombe; one brother-in-law, John McCarver of Buncombe and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Sadler of Anna.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Barbara McCarver and Lola Vincent; seven brothers, Jerry “Bud” Sadler, Joe Sadler, Bill Sadler, William “Runt” Sadler, Clifford “Dick” Sadler, Daniel Sadler and James Sadler.

Larry was a member of the Ware Baptist Church.  He worked for the Union County Highway Department for many years as a road grader operator.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and John Deere fan.  Most of all Larry loved spending time with his family and dearly loved his grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Larry Sadler will be at 10:30 am, Monday March 30, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Paul Sadler officiating.  Interment will be in the Ebenezer Hall Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 until 8:00 pm, Sunday March 29, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Roy Raymond “Cotton” Hartline of Anna, Illinois, January 28, 1911 – March 27, 2015

     Mr. Roy Raymond “Cotton” Hartline, age 104, died peacefully at 2:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna. He was born on January 28, 1911 in Mt. Glen, the son of Julious and Ethel Lasley Hartline. Cotton lived in Union County all his life, except for his service in the Navy during WWII. He married Wanda Elizabeth Penrod on July 5, 1932. She preceded him in death on December 3, 1969. Later he also married Eileen Grace Roberts and Valda “Vot” Casey, both of whom preceded him in death.

     Cotton is survived by his daughter, Erma Choate of Nashville, TN; granddaughter, Julie (Jim) Moore of Maryville, TN; great-grandsons, Jimmy (Ame) Moore and their children, Perry and Devon of Lenoir City, TN, and Mark (Jenny) Moore and their children, Noah and Elsa of Maryville, TN; nephews and nieces, Earl Keith Osterhoff, Randy (Donna) Speck, Jackie (Jim) Giffin and Vickie (Chancey) Hickman; special friends, Linda (Dave) Allen and Debbie Wenger. He was preceded in death by his parents; three wives, one brother, Junior Hartline; and six sisters, Dorotha Brussels, Cecile Penrod, Agnes Speck, Opal Kelley, Wanda White and Violet Ferguson.

     Cotton trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior on March 14, 1987 and joined the First Baptist Church in Anna on April 5, 1987. God used Bus and Ollie Eudy to help lead Cotton to saving faith in Jesus.

     Cotton was a Veteran of the Navy in WWII, where he served in the South Pacific on Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal and Guam as part of Aircraft Repair Unit #245. He was a lifetime member of the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. and also helped organize the Labor Union in Southern Illinois. He was also a member of the Carpenters Union since 1946 and made his occupation as a carpenter and home builder. He loved to fish and had a God-given green thumb.

     The family would like to sincerely thank all of the staff and nurses at the Illinois Veteran’s Home of Anna. Their love, care and helpfulness for eight years have meant more that they can know.

     Funeral services for Mr. Roy Raymond “Cotton” Hartline will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Les Sinks 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 Navy Funeral Honors Team. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. and until the service hour at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anna First Baptist Church or the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home, or may be mailed to Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home P.O. Box 633 Anna, IL 62906

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Shirley Mae Wilson of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, September 21, 1928 – March 24, 2015

     Mrs. Shirley Mae Wilson, age 86 of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Anna, died at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in The Arbors in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born September 21, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Lewis and Myrtle Williams Miller. She married Stanley Wilson on October 6, 1949 in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on June 20, 2011.

     Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Vicki (Don) Casper of O’Fallon, MO., and Debbie Wilson of Jackson, MO.; five grandchildren, Mindy (Keith) Huggins of Cape Girardeau, MO., Jeremy (Tricia) Casper of Pasadena, CA., Jenni (Bret) Toth of O’Fallon, MO., Beth (Tim) Peeler of Jacksonville, FL., Amy (Michael) Penninger of Jonesboro; six great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Xander Toth, Brooke Huggins, Brayden Penninger, Claire Peeler, and Blake Penninger; one sister, Betty Glover of Mt. Vernon; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Stanley Wilson.

     Shirley was a member of the First Christian Church in Anna for many years. She retired from Anna District 37 after many years of teaching at the Junior High School. She loved traveling with her husband, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren, She and Stanley were wonderful grandparents.

     Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Steve Shepherd officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Crown Hospice. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Randy Swink of Anna, Illinois, July 23, 1950 – March 22, 2015

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        Mr. Randy Swink, age 64 of Anna, died at 5:48 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born July 23, 1950 in Carbondale, the son of Leo Wilson and La Wanda Stone Swink. He married Lora Haynes on November 1, 2002 in Villa Ridge.

        Randy is survived by his loving wife, Lora Swink of Anna; children, Scott (Mary) Swink of Dongola, Angie (Clint) Johnson of Creal Springs, Jonathan (Donna) Bridges of Cape Girardeau; eight grandchildren, Jaime Wright, Jodie (Andrew) Dial, Jessica Wright, Jade Johnson, Elizabeth Bridges, Codi (Rodney) Bailey, Suzanna (John) Griffin, and Maria Kemp; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane (Larry) Miller of Cobden, and Diane (Ronald) Driskell of Love Lady, TX; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and step-son, Shawn Bridges.

        Randy was retired from Bunny Bread after many years of service. He loved to fish, attend auctions, watch sports on TV and most of all cookouts with his family.

        Funeral services for Mr. Randy Swink will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Interment will be in the Big Creek Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Creek Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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George O. Scivally of Anna, Illinois, February 20, 1922 – March 20, 2015

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          Mr. George O. Scivally, age 93 of Anna, died at 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at his home. He was born February 20, 1922 in Jonesboro, Illinois, the son of William E. and Chloe VanAmburg Scivally. He married Jesse Lee Johnson on April 9, 1946 in Anna. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2003.

          George is survived by his two children, Janice (Bill) Bradley of Anna, and Marlena Jane (Frank) Upchurch of Northport, Alabama; five grandchildren, Randy Scott McMahan, Joseph Paul McMahan, Heather Lea Cochran, Terry Upchurch, and Caroline Upchurch; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. George was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Gale A. McMahan; one son, Terry Scivally; sisters, Essie Mae Groner, Fannie Marie Miller, and Fay Sponsler; brothers, William Scivally, Jr. and Don Scivally.

          George was a graduate of the Anna-Jonesboro class of 1939. He proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II in New Guinea. He worked for over 40 years at Bunny Bread as a dispatcher. He was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church and was as an active Deacon for many years.

          Funeral services for Mr. George O. Scivally will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Les Sinks 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 Funeral Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call after 1:30 and until the service hour at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna First Baptist Church. Memorial envelopes will be available at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Nancy Joann Fox of Anna, Illinois, March 28, 1941 – March 20, 2015

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Mrs. Nancy Joann Fox, age 73 of Anna, died at 2:25 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at her home. She was born March 28, 1941 in Union County, the daughter of Clural and Margaret (Harris) Neighbors. She married Ralph Sims, then Wayne Messamore, and she later married Gene W. Fox.

 Nancy is survived by her sons, Jewel (Donna) Sims of Christopher, Donnie (Dena) Messamore of Anna, David (Chris) Messamore of Anna, and John (Carol) Messamore of Anna; grandchildren, Josh and Adam Sims, Amber and Donna Mae Messamore, Devin and Brandon, and Kelly and Kaity Messamore; great grandchildren, Christopher, Chloe, and Jason; brothers, Jim (Ann) Neighbors of Dearborn, Michigan, Bobby (Patty) Neighbors of Festus, Missouri, Doc Neighbors of Anna, Carl Neighbors of Jonesboro; one sister, Sharlet (Ralph) Sims of Anna; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Wayne Messamore and Gene W. Fox; sisters, Betty Winn, Margaret Pender, and Grace Earnhart; brothers, Ed Neighbors, Fred Neighbors, and Virgil Lee.

Nancy was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church. She retired from Kroger in 2001 after many years.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Joann Fox will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Alto Pass Cemetery with Rev. Billy Carter officiating. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the Alto Pass Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. until the service hour at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice. Memorial envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home or the Alto Pass Cemetery.

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