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Mike Stepter, 59 of Metropolis, passed away at 12:53 a.m. on July 14, 2021, at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He was born on Oct. 7, 1961, in Paducah, to William and Joyce (Lauderdale) Stepter.

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David L. Baggett, 72, of Metropolis, passed away at 4:50 p.m. July 12, 2021, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Charles Hopkins Barfield Jr., 86, of Metropolis, passed away on July 7, 2021, with his beloved wife, Sue, by his side.

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Robby Thompson, 73, of Metropolis, passed away at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

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Jack Bailey, 89, of Simpson, passed away on July 9, 2021, at home.

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Ann Estelle Owens, 78, of Metropolis, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Massac Memorial Hospital.

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Jack Mizell, 84, of Metropolis, passed away at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the Massac Memorial Hospital.

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Gary “Rube” Gentry, 67 of Metropolis, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family.

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David Koenigsmark, 56, of Paducah, formerly of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021.

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Donald L. Russell, 87, of Metropolis, was born on Jan. 8, 1934, in Massac County, Illinois the son of George Jr. and Mabel (Paust) Russell. He passed away at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Michael “Mickey” Henderson, 73, of Metropolis passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at his residence.

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Arley Ray Morris, 78, of Grand Chain, passed away at 9:17 a.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Betty Jo Fritch, 84, of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

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Twila Burrows, 46, of Metropolis, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital.

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Bill Isom, 89, of Charleston, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

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Regina Helen Isom, 91, of Charleston, formerly of Carbondale, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her loving family at her side on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

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Darlene Reynolds, 65, of Brookport, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

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Billy W. Dry, 87 of Joppa, went home to be with his Lord on June 23, 2021. He passed away with his wife by his side and his loving family being very attentive to him.

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Wendell Dean Sheffer Sr., 63, of Metropolis, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, from a boating accident on the Ohio River near Joppa.

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Jessie Mae Monkman, 80, of Metropolis, went peacefully into the arms of our father in heaven on June 19, 2021, at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah while surrounded by her loving family.

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Raymond Victor Sheffer, 60, of Sweetwater, Texas, formerly of Metropolis, passed away at 10:14 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, in a boating accident on the Ohio River near Joppa.

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Ethel Pauline Henley, 76, of Brookport, passed away at 5:08 a.m., Monday, June 21, 2021, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

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Debbie Blankenship, 68, of Franklin, Tennessee, formerly of Metropolis, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin.

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Elizabeth “Lizzy” Elifritz, 40, of Metropolis, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at her residence.

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Kathleen Dakin, 68, of Olmsted, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021, at her home with her loving family by her side.

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James L. McGhee Sr., 83 of Chicago, formerly of Brookport, died June 7, 2021, in Chicago.

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Ludene Wilcox, 89, of Paducah, formerly of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

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Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch, 79, of Metropolis, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Rev. Jon Edward Cockrel, 79, of Metropolis, went peacefully into the arms of his Lord on June 8, 2021, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, from complications following a stroke.

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Larry James “Underdog” Underburger, 65, of Brookport, passed away at 11:17 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

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Randy Ike Patton, 67, formerly of Vienna, died on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Metropolis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

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Howard Walton Faughn, 85, of Metropolis, died Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Paducah, Kentucky.

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The Rev. Jon Cockrel, 79, of Metropolis, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

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Dorothy Leathers Burklow, 92, of Metropolis, was born on March 21, 1929, the daughter of the Rev. George B. and Eunice (Pool) Leathers Sr. in Clay County, and passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

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Gladys “Sally” Summers, 91, of Vienna, passed away Thursday evening, at 6:05 p.m. May 20, 2021, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.

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James (Jim) Norman Hall, of Greenbrier, Tennessee passed away Monday, May 10, 2021, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, where he was being treated for multiple medical conditions due to COVID-19.

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Jack W. Mizell, 81, of Metropolis, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at his residence.

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TEMPLE HILL, Ill. — Michael Bruce Parr, 72 of Temple Hill, Illinois, passed away at 3:17 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2021, at the Massac Memorial Hospital.

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Shirley Farris, 85, of Paducah, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center. Shirley was of Baptist faith and live out her life ministry serving others through nursing. She had worked at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center for many years. Shirley was…

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Paula Sue Watkins, 86, of Metropolis, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Kila Giltner, 55, of Brookport, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, May 23, 2021, at her residence.

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Sandra Rae (Gard) Smith, 78, of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family.

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Dana Payne, 86, of Mayfield, Kentucky, passed away May 20, 2021, surrounded by her family in Mayfield, Kentucky.

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Marvin Johnson, 85, of Metropolis, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Nancy Marie Jeffords Goselin, 73, of New Albany, Indiana, died Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Lincoln Hills Health Center. There will not be a visitation and instead, all friends and family are asked to proceed directly to Round Springs Cemetery in Metropolis, Illinois, for graveside services at …

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OTTAWA, Ill. — Jeffery (Jeff) Dale Rankin, 43, of Ottawa, Illinois, and formerly of Metropolis, passed away on April 25, 2021.

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Karla Jean (Rohrer) Nunley, 48, of Lone Oak, formerly of Metropolis, Illinois, earned her heavenly reward at 9:57 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021, surrounded by her family.