Obituaries

Ronald Coomes
Ronald Coomes, 76, of Jonesboro, died Monday, June 6, 2022, at the Cobden Rehab and Nursing Center.  He was born on Nov. 17, 1945, in Cairo, the son of Dan and Wilhelmina Julia Marie Sauerbrunn Coomes. Mr. Coomes is survived by his daughter, Ronda Coomes of Vienna; brothers Cliff (Linda) Waller of...
Shirley J. Treece Spurlock
hirley J. Treece Spurlock, 85, of Anna, went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2022.  She was born on Dec. 3, 1936, in Union County, the daughter of Raymond and Eva Winchester Treece.  She married Kenneth Spurlock on June 19, 1960, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2010. Mrs. Spurlock is...
Joe Rumfelt
Joe Rumfelt, 89, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, May 26, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on Nov. 21, 1932, in Wolf Lake, the son of Cyrus Sylvester and Bessie Marie Kenny Rumfelt.  He married Doris Treece on June 15, 1957, in Corinth, Miss. Mr. Rumfelt is survived by his wife of 64...
Ann Bothos Long (Demopoulos)
Ann Bothos Long, 83, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, died Thursday, May 19, 2022, surrounded by her family at St. Francis Hospital. She was born on Nov. 30, 1938, in Athens, Greece, the daughter of John and Angela Bothos. She became a U.S. citizen in her early 20s. She loved cooking for...
Clarence Sheridan Fitzgerald
Clarence Sheridan Fitzgerald, 86, of Mounds, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Fitzgerald was born on Sept. 14, 1935, in Unity, the son of Clarence Alva and Flora Cook Fitzgerald. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mounds for 60 years, where he had been...
Michael Ray Stringer
Michael Ray Stringer, 72, of Pulaski, died at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Stringer was born on Sept. 29, 1949, in Cairo, the son of Carl Edward and Carol Lee Sowers Stringer. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran. Mr. Stringer was a faithful member of...
David T. Watkins
David T. Watkins, 59, of Anna, and formerly of Ware, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  He was born Oct. 18, 1962, in Anna, the son of Troy and Mary Leoda Rogers Watkins. Mr. Watkins is survived by his sisters, Linda Morgan of Anna and Donna (Ken) Brown of Clinton, Tenn...
Margaret ‘Jean’ Cash
Margaret “Jean” Cash, 72, of Carbondale, died Friday, May 20, 2022, at her home.  She was born on June 30, 1949, in Belleville, the daughter of Eugene and Adele Stanfield Spradling.  She married Paul Cash on March 29, 1970, in Lancaster, Pa. Jean is survived by her husband, Paul Cash of Carbondale...
JoAnn Sickler Wehmeyer
JoAnn Sickler Wehmeyer, 87, of Thebes, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 5:55 a.m. at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born to Otis Oren and Addie May Jackson Sickler on July 5, 1934, in Gale. She married Melvin Raymond Wehmeyer on Dec. 20, 1952. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2006...
Joann S. Theis, 80, of Dongola, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  She was born on Sept. 2, 1941, in Anna, the daughter of Herman Otto and Mary Lucille Groves Theis.  She is survived by her brother, Richard (Julia) Theis of Dongola; two sisters, Arlene Hallers of Spring...

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