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Onida Davis of Anna, Illinois died on July 2, 2020

Steven William Dearworth of Anna, Illinois died on July 1, 2020

William "Bill" Francis Flamm of Cobden, IL died on July 6, 2020

Lynn Ray McGill of Anna, Illinois died on June 30, 2020

Loren Benner "Benny" Muckelroy of Frankfort, Kentucky died on June 26, 2020

Larry Joe Nance Sr. of Anna, IL died on June 28, 2020

Barbara E. Tucker of Anna, Illinois died on June 26, 2020


Barbara B. Lair of Jonesboro, Illinois, April 9, 1928 – June 12, 2020

We have lost the matriarch of our family, Barbara B. Lair, 92 of Jonesboro, died Friday, June 12, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Dongola.

She was born on April 9, 1928 in Cobden to Fred L. and Agnes E. (DuRall) Brown. She was married to Ray Lair.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Kelly (Larry) Gaddis of Dongola; her grandchildren, Lauri Ann Spurlock, Timothy (Brittany) Spurlock, Brandy (Chris) Girtman, Jenny Spurlock and Heather Menz; her great-grandchildren, Nick, Quincey and Cooper Spurlock, Anthony, Colyn, Kyra and Riley Girtman, Jada Spurlock, Natalee Gaddis and Carter Beanland; a daughter-in-law, Margaret (Larry) Dale of Jonesboro; a son-in-law, Raymond Menz of Anna; sisters in law, Jean Brown and Shelby Brown; niece and nephew, Deborah Placek and Kenny Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lair, five children, Freddie Ray Spurlock, Jr, Larry Joe Spurlock, Gail Lee Spurlock, Steven Spurlock, and Cindy Sue Menz; brothers, Revis and Gail Brown, two infant siblings and nephew, Richard Brown.

Barbara was a member of Lockard Chapel Baptist Church. She worked for the Florsheim Shoe Company for 40 years. She loved her family and friends and was always lending a helping hand.

Private graveside services for Barbara Lair will be held at the Jonesboro Cemetery.

Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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