Obituaries

Sat
27
Feb

Shirley Hinkle

Shirley Hinkle

Shirley Hinkle of Annapolis passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at Mercy Jefferson Hospital at Crystal City. She was 69.
She was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Chloride, to Robert Henry Sutton and Ruth Mae Wilson, who precede her in death.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by one brother, Delbert Ronnie Sutton, and one sister, Mary Ruth Sutton-Wilhelm.
On Oct. 31, 1964, Shirley was united in marriage to Wayne “Pete” Hinkle, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Mandy West of Jewett; two grandchildren, Emily Jean Brooks and Jaya Rae Grindstaff; five brothers, Charles “Doodle” Sutton and his wife Karion of Jewett, Leroy Sutton and his wife Pam of Jewett, Phillip “Ray” Thompson of Farmington, Clyde Kelley of Fredericktown, and Billy Kelley and his wife Jenny of Fredericktown; one sister, Sue West of Fredericktown; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Thu
18
Feb

Titus Greyson Tackett

Titus Greyson Tackett

Titus Greyson Tackett of Potosi passed away  Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. He was 3.
He was born Jan. 24, 2013 to Amber Tackett and Frankie Garrett, who survive.
Titus is also survived by his sister, Whinrey Anne Elsie Garrett; his grandparents, Esther Elsie Rulo, Gary Wayne Rulo, Sr., and John Patrick Garrett; great-grandparents Charles Edward Rulo, Karleen Grubbs, Bobby and Kathleen Powell; and many other family members and friends.
Titus enjoyed working on vehicles with his dad and grandpa, playing with his cousins, J.J., Emma, and Colton, and was a superhero fanatic; especially when it came to Batman.
Titus was a very smart, funny, energetic, and loving boy. The love and happiness that he gave to everyone in his life will never be forgotten, but remembered and cherished forever.

Thu
18
Feb

Kenneth Carl Jones

Kenneth Carl Jones

Kenneth Carl Jones of Ironton passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 in Farmington. He was 82.
He was born Nov. 16, 1933 in St. Louis, a son of the late William and Myrtle Wilkinson Jones.
He was united in marriage to Frances Buzzeta, who preceded him in death in 1991.
To this union was born a son, Kenneth Jones and friend Stephanie of St. Louis; one brother, Earl Jones of Pilot Knob; a sister, Doris Sanford of Edwardsville, IL; and one grandson, Caleb Jones; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Kenneth was a graduate of Clay High School in St. Louis and was owner and operator of Delta Sanitation and Disposal Company.
He was a member of the AV Elks and the AV Eagles lodges. He loved to play cards with his friends
Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at Brushy Creek Cemetery near Harco, IL under the direction of Cole Family Funeral Home.

Thu
18
Feb

Freeman Ward Sorrell, Jr.

Freeman Ward Sorrell, Jr.

Freeman Ward Sorrell, Jr. of Farmington, formerly of Ironton, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 in Farmington.  He was 90.
He was born Sept. 9, 1925 in Louisville, KY, the son of the late Freeman W. Sr. and Bessie Powell Sorrell.
On Aug. 31, 1952, he was united in marriage to Doreta Adams, who survives.
To this union was born two children, Steve Sorrell of Ironton, and Carol Faries and husband James of Doe Run; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jamie.
Freeman was a 1942 graduate of Soldan High School and received a Masters degree in Education at SIU Edwardsville. He taught High School for many years at Belleville High School in Belleville, IL.
He was member of the 1st Assembly of God Church in Farmington and during WWII he served his country in the United States Navy.

Thu
18
Feb

Lloyd L. Crawford

Lloyd L. Crawford

Lloyd L. Crawford, of Kissimmee, FL, passed away on Feb. 3, 2016. He was 78
Lloyd was born in Christiansburg, OH on Feb. 13, 1937 to the late Carlton and Dorothy (Mayberry) Crawford. Lloyd spotted  his beloved wife, Clyda “Sue” (Bugg) Crawford, in 1967 at the bowling alley he managed, where she was a waitress.  After their marriage in 1968, Lloyd continued to work in hospitality management, spending much of his life with the Marriott Corporation.
In his free time, Lloyd has always been a good ol’ country boy who was mechanically inclined in every way, and loved taking his family out on the boat for a day on the water. He enjoyed playing golf with his brother-in-law, Mike and everything family. Lloyd was also a Freemason.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Wiley Crawford, and his sisters, Leona Seybold and Lucy Perry.

Thu
18
Feb

Wilda Inez Jones

Wilda Inez Jones

Wilda Inez Jones of Belleview passed away Feb. 3, 2016 in St. Louis. She was 77.
She was born July 15, 1938 to the late George and Grace Ellen (Eiland) Harvey.
Wilda is survived by four children, Denise Hunter of Godfrey, IL, Robin Huff Acre of Bismarck, Randy Cobb of St. Louis and Brett Huff of Durango, CO.  
In addition to her children, Wilda is survived by twin sisters; Velma and Thelma, nine grandchildren, Shannon, Tamra, Jacob, Heather, Wilda, Nicholas, Andrea, Alex, Jonah; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Wilda was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Paul Jones, in May of 2009.  She was also preceded in death by her stepson, Mark Jones, her sister, Phayon Balch and her grandson, Louis Hunter.  
Wilda was a member of the Belleview United Methodist Church.  

Thu
04
Feb

Sue Ledbetter

Sue Ledbetter of Hillsboro passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at her residence.  She was 59.
Sue was born May 8, 1956, in Ironton to the late Earl and Dolores (nee Graham) Stout.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Danny Stout.
She is survived by her husband Sherril Ledbetter of Hillsboro; two sisters, Barb Selby of Fenton and Jean Pismany of Fenton; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Sue above all, loved the Lord and studying the Bible. She also loved animals, especially walking her dog, Shane. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Chapel Hill Mortuary in Cedar Hill.
Services were Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill Mortuary.
Interment was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Thu
04
Feb

Doris Reynolds Barnes

Doris Reynolds Barnes

Doris Reynolds Barnes of Ironton passed away Jan. 23, 2016 at her residence. She was 74.
She was born Feb. 20, 1941 in Glover, the daughter of the late Charlie “Greek” Jackson and Viola Marie (Spangler) Jackson.
Doris is survived by her husband, Dennis Barnes of Ironton; her son, Mark Reynolds (Debbie) of Ironton; and her daughter, Debra Tate (Scott) of Bonne Terre; and two stepdaughters, Michelle Savage (Charlie) and Shawn Barron, both of Annapolis.  
Doris is also survived by her sister,  Lois Lewis of Annapolis; four granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; three-step-grandchildren; five step- great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Reynolds; her son, Leslie Earl Reynolds; two brothers, Elmer “Buck” Jackson, and Richard Jackson; and a sister, Opal May.

Thu
04
Feb

James Roger Crawford

James Roger Crawford

James Roger Crawford of Fredericktown passed away Jan. 28, 2016 at his residence after a long illness.  He was 62.
He was born in Graniteville to the late Charles and Violet (Gaston) Crawford.  
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Crawford; a sister, Patty Browers; and a daughter-in-law, Danielle Crawford.
James proudly served his country as an infantryman in the U.S. Army stationed in Alaska. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He worked for many years in the tree trimming business.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Ellen May (Usher) Crawford; two sons, Michael Crawford and David Crawford; four grandchildren, Theron, Dalton, Emma and Caitlyn; sisters, Judy (Gary) Pingleton and Bev (Jim) Myers; a brother, Gene Crawford; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
At  the request of James, there will be no services. View the online obituary and share your memories and condolences a

Thu
04
Feb

Roger Cordell McHenry

Roger Cordell McHenry

Roger Cordell McHenry of Ironton passed away Jan. 28, 2016 in St. Louis. He was 82
Roger was a wonderful husband, father, PaPa, brother, son, uncle and friend.
He was born Jan. 24, 1934 in Lesterville, the son of the late Guy and Willie “Bobbye” (Adams) McHenry.
On Feb. 10, 1968, he was united in marriage to his dearly loved wife, Kay Frances Gray, who survives.  To this union three children were born, Kamie Eckert and husband Kent of Chesterfield, Kimberly Bell and husband Jamie of Pilot Knob, and Brett McHenry of Ironton.  
Also surviving is his sister, Marian Loyd of Afton; six grandchildren, Ryan, Kordell, Brock, Kayla, Peyton, and Grant; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Roger’s world centered around his family and he took tremendous pleasure in watching his kids and grandkids grow up, play ball and listen to his stories.

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