Obituaries

Barbara Jean Klein
Barbara Jean Klein, 84, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, June 19, 2020, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born on Feb. 20, 1936, in Cairo, the daughter of Roy and Helen Worthington Blank. She and Karl H. Klein were married on Aug. 26, 1953, in Corinth, Miss. He preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2017....
Charles G. Bridges, 84, of Granite City, and formerly of Tamms, died at 3:28 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Bridges was born on June 17, 1935, in Elco, the son of Virgil S. and Gladys Jones Bridges. On Feb. 26, 1955, he married Sheila Ann Huffman. She preceded him in death on Aug...
Joan M.  Fisher
Joan M. Fisher, 88, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg Hospital. She was born on March 28, 1932, in Cairo, the daughter of Paul and Anna Fischer Martin.  She enjoyed various needlework, crocheting and reading.  She was a member of Holy Angels...
Pamela Diane Bracken
Pamela Diane Bracken, 66, of Anna, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the St. Louis University Hospital.  She was born on Dec. 29, 1953, in Anna, the daughter of Lester S. and Mildred Hurley Lazenby.  She married the love of her life, Will Bracken, on July 10, 1982, in Anna. She...
Marilyn Joy Joiner
Marilyn Joy Joiner (neé Hunsley) died peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the age of 90.  She was born to parents Loys and Fern Prater Hunsley on Aug. 1, 1929, in Edinburg.  She graduated from high school in 1947 and married Cardwell Joiner in 1960 in Anna. They were married for 52 years...
Barbara B. Lair
We have lost the matriarch of our family, Barbara B. Lair, 92, of Jonesboro, died Friday, June 12, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Dongola. She was born on April 9, 1928, in Cobden, the daughter of Fred L. and Agnes E. DuRall Brown. She was married to Ray Lair. She is survived by her daughter,...
Margie Wright
Margie Wright, 94, of Dongola, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare of Carbondale. She was born on Sept. 26, 1925, in Dongola, the daughter of Zeb and Annie Zulene Cauble Peeler.   She married Leslie W. “Bill” Wright on June 8, 1946.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 2,...
Donald E. Koch
Donald E. Koch, 88, of Cairo, died at 10:02 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Mr. Koch was born on July 26, 1931, in Cairo, the son of George and Verle Looney Koch.   He married Hilda Baxter-Ivey on June 11, 1955. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2010. Mr. Koch...
Gary W. Davis Sr.
Gary W. Davis Sr., 66, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on April 22, 1954, in Cairo, the son of Warren and Edna May Reed Davis. He married Cora Burton. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Cora; his children, Jessica Smith, Billy...
Pamela K. Meyer
Pamela K. Meyer, 73, of Anna, died at 10:51 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Nov. 5, 1946, in Aurora, the daughter of James and Violet Cook Womack. She attended high school in Karnak. She was an avid bowler. She had many many talents, such as being a...

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