Area Obituaries

Ronald Kenneth “Ronnie” Ray

Ronald Kenneth Ray, 78, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Fayette. Ronnie was born December 28, 1942, in Shelby County,  the son of John Kenneth and Eunice Evelyn (Stuart) Ray. Ronnie is survived by his children, Debbie Abel (Dan) of Fayette, Dottie Gerlt (Warren) of Fayette, MO, Mack Ray of…

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Clark Aubrey Dobbs

Clark Dobbs,  79, of Macon, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Macon Healthcare Center. Clark was born on February 2, 1942 in St. Louis to Aubrey and Lena (Willis) Dobbs. He graduated at Southwest High School in St. Louis in 1960 and graduated from Hannibal LaGrange College (now Hannibal LaGrange University) in 1962.…

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Paul LaRue Baker, Jr.

Paul LaRue Baker, Jr.  79, passed away Tuesday, April 27 at Boone Hospital in Columbia. Paul LaRue was born on Feb. 10, 1942 in Maud, the son of Paul LeRoy and Phoebe Mae (Hill) Baker.  He was united in marriage to Virginia Tabor in 1965. Paul LaRue is survived by his wife, Virginia; two children,…

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Betty Lou Crist

Betty Lou LeGrand Crist, 92, of Shelbina went to be with her lord and savior on April 23. Betty Lou was born on Oct. 24, 1928 in Cherry Box to Roy and Maurice English LeGrand.  Betty graduated from Shelbina High School in 1946. She attended William Woods University, University of Missouri-Columbia and Truman State University.…

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Nathan Scott Allen

Nathan Scott Allen, 39, of Palmyra passed away at 6:22 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Friends and family  were invited to Nathan’s Life Celebration at a visitation that was held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22 at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. A funeral service was held at…

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Thomas “Tom” Wayne Davidson

Thomas Wayne Davidson, 64, of rural Shelbyville, passed away on April 12. Tom was born in Quincy, Ill. on Jan.14, 1957 to Madeline Delene (Best) and John Edward Davidson, Jr. Tom was united in marriage to Mary E. Mann on Jan. 27, 1984 in Shelbyville. Tom was an over-the-road trucker for Sharkey Transportation for many…

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Candy June Hipkins

Candace “Candy” June Hipkins, 33, of Shelbina passed away April 8 at her home in Shelbina. Candy was born on Jan. 11, 1988, the daughter of Loretta (Lori) Hipkins and David Johnston. Candy is survived by her son, Alexander “Xander” Carpenter of Macon; one sister, Charlene (Jason) Brengle of Shelbina; grandmother, Beverly Hipkins of Shelbina;…

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William “Bill” Keith Enyard

William “Bill” Keith Enyard, 63, passed away Wednesday, April 7, at his home in Macon. Bill was born June 5, 1957 in Clarence the son of Harold and Catherine (Harris) Enyard. He was united in marriage to Margie Lorine Brizendine on June 21, 1986 in Macon. Bill was a loving husband and father. He loved…

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J. Norman East

J. Norman East passed away March 29 at George Ade Memorial Health Care Center in Kentland, Ind., where his wife Audrey East continues to reside. He was born Oct. 11, 1933 in Lakenan to Paul and Pearl (Wildasin) East, who predeceased him. Norman was raised in Kentland and graduated from Kentland High School, then from…

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Carolyn May Fontenot

Carolyn May Fontenot, 86, of Burnet, Texas, formerly of Shelbina passed away Saturday, March 27 at Ascension Seaton Williamson Center in Round Rock, Texas. Carolyn was born March 2, 1935 in Shelbina, the daughter of Paul and Hazel M. (Knapp) Richards. She was united in marriage to Martin C. Fontenot.  He preceded her in death.…

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