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City mourns loss of Gordon


The City of Union suffered a huge loss this weekend as longtime Union Municipal Judge and Board of Aldermen Attorney Rex Gordon Jr., passed away suddenly late Saturday night.

Newton County coroner Danny Shoemaker said Gordon died of a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead just before midnight at Laird Hospital in Union.


Bruce Reiss Sr.

Bruce Michael Reiss Sr., 72, of Forest, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at University Medical Center in Jackson.

He was born in Danville, Ill., on Nov. 29, 1945, to Ralph Reiss and Charlotte Unger (who later married Bill Kitchen).

Margie Weems

Margie Blackwell Weems, 88, of Lawrence, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Bedford Care Center in Newton. She was born Saturday, Nov. 24, 1928, in Lake.