Obituaries

Charles Robert Thomas
Charles Robert Thomas, 81, died peacefully at his home in Thebes on Sept. 10, 2022.  He was born on Jan. 7, 1941, in Harrisburg, the son of Charles E. and Marjorie Thomas. Bobby, as he was known to family, worked his entire life on the river. He was a riverboat captain and excellent at his job. He...
Ruth Elizabeth Wiesenborn Smith Johnson
Ruth Elizabeth Wiesenborn Smith Johnson, 89, of Herrin, and formerly of Joppa, went to meet her Jesus in her home in the loving arms of her best friend, caregiver and daughter Belle at 9:23 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Ruth was born on June 20, 1933, in St. Louis, Mo., and was chosen and adopted...
Stanley James Carr Sr.
Stanley James Carr Sr., 66, of Anna, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.  He was born on July 22, 1956, in Cairo, the son of James Palmer and Lela Faye Abney Carr.  He married Sarah Sandusky on Nov. 1, 1983, in Charleston, Mo. Mr. Carr is survived by his wife, Sarah...
Kelton Keith ‘Bear’ Grear
Kelton Keith “ Bear” Grear, 71, of Murphysboro, and formerly of Dongola, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion. He was born on Nov. 22, 1950, the son of John Thomas and Betty Ridenhour Grear in Anna. Mr. Grear served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in...
SueAnn Cantrell DePriest
SueAnn Cantrell DePriest, 73, of Wildwood, Mo., and formerly of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. She was born and raised in Anna, the daughter of Charles Newton “Newt” and Violet Hankla Cantrell.  She graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1967. She attended Southeast Missouri...
Nadine Robins
Nadine Robins, 97, of Anna, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Sept. 8, 1925, in Cairo, the daughter of Ruel A. and Edna Lee Faries Lingle.  She married James R. “Bob” Robins on Nov. 27, 1947. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1989. Mrs...
Brenda Davis
Brenda Davis, 74, of Thebes, and formerly of Cairo, died at 2:45 p.m.  Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on Nov. 16, 1947, in Olive Branch, the daughter of Wilburn and Mary Petitt Farris.   She married Cloyce Jeff “CJ” Davis on Jan. 9, 1976.  He preceded...
Kathryn ‘Kate’ Goins Sickling
Kathryn “Kate” Goins Sickling, 89, of rural Dongola, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, at 6:44 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Julie Bailey. She was born on July 1, 1933, in Grand Chain, the daughter of Andy “Cot” Goins and Susie Thrasher Goins. On Aug. 5, 1966, she was united in marriage...
Gary Jones
Gary Jones, 75, of Anna, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, at his home.  He was born on Sept. 20, 1946, in Hanover, Pa., the son of Elmo and Kathryn Kuhn Jones.  He married Maureen Mowery on Aug. 8, 1968, in Anna. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Maureen Jones of Anna; children Janie (Brian) Galloway...
Beverly J. Tinsley
Beverly J. Tinsley, 85, of Commerce, Texas, and formerly of Mounds, died on Aug. 25, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.   Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville, Texas, with the Rev. Oliver Mowat officiating.   Burial was at 1 p.m....

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