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December 31, 2011

Monahan
Dr. William G. "Bill" Monahan, 84, of Morgantown, W.Va. died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
 He was born in Bowling Green, Ky. on Aug. 9, 1927, the third son of Robert E. and Anna Catherine Monahan. 
He was a graduate of the Bowling Green College High School and held a bachelor of science degree in geography from Western Kentucky University (1951), master of arts in geography and history from Vanderbilt University (1955) and an Ed.D. in educational administration from Michigan State University (1960).
Dr. Monahan began his professional career as a high school teacher and athletic coach at Marion. He was a retired emeritus professor of higher education at West Virginia University (WVU). He came to WVU in 1972 as dean of the College of Human Resources and Education from a professorship in educational administration and director of the Iowa Center for Research in School Administration at the University of Iowa. Prior to his appointment at Iowa, he was an associate professor of educational administration at the University of Oklahoma and instructor at Michigan State University.
He was the author of five books and more than 70 scholarly articles in nationally refereed journals as well as a number of published monographs and essays. He was cited by the American Educational Research Association in 1975 for his research utilizing q-factor analysis. During his 10-year tenure as dean of the College of Human Resources and Education (HRE) at WVU, he served as president of the National Association of Land Grant and State University Deans of Education. He was a two-term member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and he chaired AACTE’s “Extended Program” Task Force which led to five-year teacher education programs at WVU and elsewhere. He was president of the West Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and also served two terms as president of the Appalachia Educational Laboratory Board of Directors where he was a member of the board for 15 years. He was presented with the AEL Board of Directors’ Distinguished Leadership Award in 1984.
Dr. Monahan was the first recipient of the West Virginia State Department of Education’s prestigious “Leaders of Learning” award. He chaired more than 70 doctoral thesis committees at the universities of Oklahoma, Iowa and at WVU. While dean of HRE, he was instrumental in establishing the HRE Alumni Association for which that organization subsequently created the William G. Monahan Award for HRE’s outstanding senior student at the college convocation, which he also initiated. Dr. Monahan has since endowed that award through the WVU Foundation.
He was an avid golfer, serving on the board of directors of the Pines Country Club for two terms and authored the Pines Country Club Newsletter for 17 years. He won the Pines Senior Club Championship in 2001. In his youth, he was a big band vocalist with several well-known dance bands.
He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during the latter years of World War II and then was among the first U.S. Army occupation troops in Japan as a sergeant in the 19th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division.
He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 54 years, Jane N. Monahan, in 2000, and by his daughter-in-law, Rita Monahan in 1999; as well as two brothers, Robert E. Monahan Jr., 20, killed in action during World War II as a member the 15th Air Force and Frank Spencer Monahan, 74, who was wounded in the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy in 1944.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. W. Gregory Monahan, professor of history at Eastern Oregon University, and Joseph T. Monahan, instructor in American history at Liberty High School in Harrison County, W.Va., his wife Cathy and their children Miguel and Eliana; two grandchildren, Andrew and wife Laura Monahan in Portland, Ore., and Catherine Rutledge Monahan, a student at Willamette University in Salem, Ore.; and three great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Liam and Owen Monahan in Portland. He is also survived by his dear sister and longtime golf partner Joan Westin of Grenada, Miss., and numbers of nieces and nephews.
Dr. Monahan’s family is honoring his wishes for cremation.
There was a memorial service Dec. 24 at Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WVU Foundation for the William G. Monahan Award Fund, College of Human Resources and Education, One Water Front Place 7th Floor, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507.
Condolences can be made online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.
(Editor’s note: Extended obituaries require a nominal fee. Ask your funeral director about placing fee-based obituaries.)

Crouch
Carl L. Crouch, 59, of Harrisburg, Ill., a native of Smithland and formerly of Crittenden County, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at his residence.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired river boat pilot for both Ingram Towing and Ohio Valley Towing. He was of the Baptist faith.
Crouch is survived by his wife, Donna McElrath Crouch; two stepsons, James and wife Deanna Ryan of Brookport, Ill., and Charles and wife Djuna Ryan of Harrisburg, Ill; one stepdaughter, Gwendolyn Ryan of Evansville; two brothers, Calvin and wife Linda Crouch and Mike and wife Marlene Crouch; five sisters Shirley Bartley, Carolyn and husband Kyle Duty, Rita Pullen, Pat and husband Kevin Morrow and Pam and husband Jerry Delargey; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; 10 nephews; and eight nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Lee and Melvia Edmonds Crouch; one brother, James Crouch; one niece, Stephanie Bartley; and one nephew, Austin Crouch.
Funeral services were Dec. 29 at the Keeling Family Funeral Home in Paducah with the Rev. Paul Peck officiating. Burial was in the Mount Kenton Cemetery in Paducah.
Online messages may be left at www.keelingfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Sheets
JoAnn Sheets, 69, of Salem, formerly of Illinois, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at her residence.
She worked for the State of Illinois, Department of Revenue as an auditor for 20 years. She attended and was active in Marion General Baptist Church.
Sheets is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert W. Sheets; three daughters, Theresa and husband Robert Stanley of Dixon; Karen and husband Allen Brown and Tina Marie Sheets, both of Columbia, Mo.; three sons, Russell Love and Curtis and wife Chris Love, both of Salem, and Robbie Sheets of Columbia; two sisters, Betty Coleman of Virden, Ill., Peggy Turner of Loami, Ill.; one brother, George Harris of Virden; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Hallie Harris; two sons, Mike and Donnie McCoy; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Dec. 28 at Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home in Virden with Kevin Coleman officiating. Interment was in Union Chapel Cemetery in Virden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Condolences may be left at www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Alvis
Donald Ray Alvis, 74, of Marion died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a farm laborer and member of Sturgis Missionary Baptist Church.
Alvis is survived by his mother, Mary J. Alvis of Marion; two brothers, James Alvis of Calvert City and George Alvis of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Alvis, and a brother, Gene Alvis.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Durham officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Pitzer
Lonnie Lester Pitzer, 58, of Fredonia died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home.
He was an industrial engineer and U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Mariwain Eckhardt Pitzer.
Pitzer is survived by his wife, Sharon Pitzer of Fredonia; one stepson, Scott Anderson of Dixon, Calif.; one sister, Lenna Seiff of Marysville, Calif.; one brother, Joey Hackney, Marion; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Myers Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rushing
Laura Alsobrook Rushing, 91, of Smithland died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a bus driver for the Livingston County school system for over 30 years; a 4-H leader for more than 50 years; an American Quilters Society volunteer and a member of Ohio Valley Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Ronnie Rushing of Burna; one daughter, Peggy Knott of Paducah; five grandchildren, Mike Rushing, Lynn Rushing, Dale Rushing, Sheri Englert and Susan Weaks; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Rushing; three brothers, Maurice, Paul and Thomas Alsobrook; three sisters, Elsie Davidson, Betty Mitchell and Natalie Alsobrook; and her parents, Leffel and Ethel Phillips Alsobrook.
Graveside funeral services were Dec. 26 at Dyer Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Mitcheson officiating. Burial was in Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Sliger
Lewis Sliger, 85, of Portage, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 in Portage.
He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Battle of the Bulge in the 44th Infantry, a member of Portage VFW Post 7760 and a Kentucky Colonel. He was retired from Budd Company, a metal fabricator.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Christine Sliger of Portage; two sons, Robert and wife Peggy Sliger of Valparaiso, Ind., and James and wife Rebecca Sliger of St. John, Ind.; one daughter, Teresa and husband Wes Simon of Portage; three sisters, Roberta Cash, Faye Duggan and Kaye and husband Ronnie Glore; two brothers, Alfred and wife Sheila Sliger and Kenneth and wife Joan Sliger; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Gladys Kirk Sliger; four sisters, Mildred Niemi, Frances Hacker, Georgia Hodge and Betty Pohlman; and one brother, Robert Neal Sliger.
Services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Collins
William Lowery "Bill" Collins, 88, of Providence died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a maintenance worker for the City of Providence.
Collins is survived by his wife, Allie Jean Collins of Providence, and one sister, Ruth Alvey of Morganfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lillie Collins, and three brothers.
Services were Dec. 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Repton Cemetery.

Moore
Cody Allan Moore, 34, of Salem died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Moore was a laborer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Peggy Hopper Moore.
He is survived by one brother, Paul Ray Moore of Paducah; and two daughters, Traci Moore and Cori Moore, both of Salem.
Graveside services were conducted Friday at Salem Cemetery with Bro. Roger Moore officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cosby
Ray Franklin Cosby, 84, of Smithland died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Cosby; one son, Stanley Cosby of Smithland; one daughter, Betty Cooper of Hickory; four grandchildren, Christina Walker of Kevil, Shelly Gardner of Symsonia, Ashton Cosby and Emily Cosby of Burna; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cosby and Ethel Quertermous  Cosby; three brothers, Wilson, Hubert and Harvey Cosby.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial was at McMurray Cemetery in Smithland with Rev. Jerry Asberry officiating.
Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Thompson
Mildred Thompson, 96, of Salem died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Hampton United Methodist Church.
Thompson is survived by one sister, Carline Lawrence; one brother, Owen Hurley; and also by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Thompson; parents, William Henry Hurley and LuVina Kimberlim; one sister, Devonas Hurley; and one brother, Troy Hurley.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial was in Salem Cemetery with Rev. Mike Adkins officiating.
Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Moxley
Joseph Leon Moxley, 59, of Marion died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He is survived by his children, April Austin and Eric Moxley, both of Lincoln, Ill.; three sisters, Geneva M. and husband Jerry Norin of Metropolis, Ill., Patsy Ann and husband Jerry Murphy of Cave-In-Rock, Ill., and Rosemary and husband Jim Teddy of Lincoln; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Given and Rose L. Murray Moxley.
Funeral services were Dec. 24 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Gary Murray officiating. Burial was in Calvery Cemetery in Crittenden County. 
Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Aldridge
Rosalie Aldridge, 85, of Marion died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Aldridge is survived by her husband, Charles Aldridge of Marion; one son, Rick Aldridge of Bowling Green; one daughter, Lana Newcom of Wood River, Ill.; two brothers, Marvin Ordway of Crayne and Carl Ordway of Marion; one sister, Mary E. Ordway of Crayne; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Iva Ordway.
Services were Dec. 24 at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Mapleview Cemtery.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to: Marion Baptist Church, 131 E. Depot St., Marion, KY 42064.

Hale
Maxine Hale, 79, of Marion died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
She was a member of Barnett Chapel General Baptist Church.
Hale is survived by her husband, Guthrie "Gus" Hale of Marion; two daughters, Jeanetta and husband Robert Gibbs of Cave-In-Rock, Ill., and Vickie and husband David Yandell of Manitou; one son, L.E. and wife Jan Hale of Morganfield; and four grandchildren, Katrease and Kasey Hale and Makayla and Caleb Yandell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Minnie Smith; four brothers, Haskell Lee, Kenneth, Raymond and Bill Smith; and two sisters, Lorena Hogg and Pauline Smith.
Services were Dec. 28 at Barnett Chapel General Baptist Church with interment in Whites Chapel Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Winn
Betty Winn, 78, of Fredonia died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
She was a homemaker and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
Winn is survived by two sons, Dennis and wife Trish Winn of Fredonia and Marty and wife Kathy Winn of Fredonia; two daughters, Elaine and husband Danny York of Fredonia and Tracey and husband Gerry Crowley of Auburn, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, James A. and wife Ann Blackburn of Marion; one sister, Idabelle Riley of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floy Winn; parents, Clem and Lela Freeman Blackburn; one sister, Dorothy Reid; three brothers, Jack Blackburn and two infant brothers; one grandchild, Tenille Winn; and two great-grandchildren, Eli and Kaiden Gill.
Funeral services were Dec. 29 at the Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Danny York and Rev. Rich Gardner officiating. Burial was in Asher Cemetery in Caldwell County.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Bright Life Farms, c/o Roberta Robertson, 6773 U.S. Hwy. 62, Kuttawa, KY 42055 or Sunrise Children's Services, c/o William K. Smithwick, P.O. Box 36570, Louisville, KY 40233-9909.

Stoehr
Ann Howard Stoehr, 70, of Eddyville died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at her residence.
She was retired from ATO-FINA Chemical Plant in Calvert City as an engineering secretary with 20 years of service.  She was a member of Eddyville United Methodist Church.
Stoehr is survived by her husband of 15 years, Gene Stoehr, Sr.; one son, Brad and wife Elizabeth Hunt of Iuka; one daughter, Kristi and husband Rob Spedding of Eddyville; two grandchildren, Carlyann and Connor Spedding, both of Eddyville; one brother, John and wife Becky Howard of Eddyville; one cousin, Ronnie and wife Ruth Marshall of Marion; and several step-children and step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlon and Ruby Marshall Howard.
Services were Tuesday at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Jack Larwa officiating. Burial was in Dycusburg Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to lakelandchapel.com.

December 22, 2011

Workman
Michael Shane Workman 44, of Marion, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at his home.
He grew up in McCracken County and attended school there. He was of the Catholic faith.
Workman is survived by his mother, Jeannie Marshall of Marion; two sisters, Sarah Holler Bayer of Owensboro and Amy Gardner of Marion; one brother, Dax Workman of Marion; and multiple nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Tinsley; one sister, Katy Marshall; one son, Keith Allen Workman; his maternal grandparents, Jess and Lora Mercer; and paternal grandmother, Bertha Tinsley.
A memorial service will be held after the holidays at Brook's Cemetery in Paducah. Times will be announced at a later date.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Holsapple
Parker Lynn Holsapple, 81 of Marion died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He was retired from U.S. Steel Tube Works of Gary, Ind., a member of Emmaus Baptist Church and Liberty Lodge F&AM 580.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Lou Holsapple, granddaughter and parents James and Lillie Winters Holsapple.
Holsapple is survived by two sons, Jimmy Holsapple of Chesterton, Ind., and Rickey Holsapple of Dycusburg; one daughter, Darlene Peterson of Chesterton, Ind.; two brothers, Jim Holsapple of Seville, Fla., and Jerry Holsapple of Crescent City, Fla.; one sister, Elouise Truitt of Crescent City; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Knight officiating. Burial was in Asbridge Cemetery. Masonic rites were given Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wring
Harold Wesley Wring, 76, of Salem died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at his home.
He was a member of Pinckneyville Baptist Church where he was a song leader for more than 30 years. Wring was a member of the Laymen Quartet and loved to sing. He often said, “I will sing at the drop of a hat…and I’ll drop the hat." He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and University of Kentucky Wildcat fan. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, which were his pride and joy.
Wring is survived by his wife of 44 years, Clara Marlene Wring; six children, Katherine Blanton of Leesburg, Fla., Deborah Loyd of Burna, Cheryl Driver of Salem, Lola Nelson of Leesburg, and Kevin Wring and Eric Wring, both of Salem; two sisters, Louise Kitchens of Salem and Donna Faye Vanhooser of Newburg, Ind.; one brother, Tom Wring of Salem; nine grandchildren, Angel Vines, Amanda Hunter, A. J. Blanton, Justin Loveless, Wesley Wring, Elijah Wring, Isaac Wring, Lauren Wring and Logan Wring; and four great-grandchildren, D. J. Vines, Destiny Vines, Monty Nelson and Jaycee Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James V. and Gladys P. Patton Wring; and two grandchildren, Chad and Josh Nelson.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Rev. Leslie Joyce and Rev. Jim Wring officiating. Burial was in Tyner's Chapel Cemetery.
Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

(Editor’s note: Extended obituaries require a nominal fee. Ask your funeral director about placing fee-based obituaries.)

Crawford
Betty A. Crawford, 72, of Marion died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
She was a member of Marion First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Crawford is survived by her husband, William O. Crawford of Marion; one daughter, Ann Lee Compte of Mesa, Ariz.; one son, Bob Crawford of Bloomington, Ill.; three sisters, Frances Moore, Martha Jones and Edith Carner; one brother, George Fowler; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Fowler, and parents, Audrey Walter and Mary Edna Fowler.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., today (Thursday) at Marion First Cumberland Presbyterian Church with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home and from 9 a.m., until funeral hour today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Marion First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 224 W. Bellville St., Marion, KY 42064.

Chandler
Randall Chandler, 70, of Marion died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion.
Chandler is survived by his wife, Glenda Chandler of Marion; one daughter, Redonna Chandler of Silver Spring, Md.; six grandchildren, Caitlyn Chandler and Chloe and Ian McKinzie, all of Marion, Whitney Dixon of Lexington and Ryan and Alex Rehfuss, both of Silver Spring.
He was preceded in death by his son, Johnie Chandler; parents, Johnie E. and Dora Chandler; and three sisters.
Services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Pennyrile Community Service, P.O. Box 252, Marion, KY 42064 or the Sugar Grove Cemetery Association, 585 Sugar Grove Church Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Pruitt
Rita Aileen Pruitt, 65, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.
She was a homemaker.
Pruitt is survived by three sons, Scott E. Pruitt of Eddyville, Jerry L. Pruitt and Marvin D. Pruitt, both of Marion; and one daughter, Stephanie A. Pruitt of Hopkinsville.; one sister, Ruth Campbell of Hobart, Ind.; one aunt, Alberta Frederick of Hobart; two granddaughters, Scoti-Nesbitt Jones of Marion and Amaya Gray of Hopkinsville; three grandsons, Nathaniel Pruitt and Tyrell Gray, both of Hopkinsville, and Jacob Pruitt of Marion; one great-grandson, Hayden Jones of Marion; one niece; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel Pruitt; parents, Frank and Martha Strand Jaroscak; and one nephew, Dewayne Campbell.
Funeral services were Monday at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Troy Jent officiating. Burial was in Rock Springs Cemetery in Webster County.

O’Neal
James B. O'Neal, 76, of Marion died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was also a former Crittenden County Trial Commissioner, Marion Police dispatcher for 22 years, part-time Marion Police officer and deputy sheriff in the 1970s. O'Neal was a Commonwealth Insurance agent for 33 years.
He was a member of Cave Springs General Baptist Church.
O'Neal is survived by two sons, Ray O'Neal and Tony O'Neal, both of Marion; two daughters, Tammy Robertson of Marion and Sue Fisk of Kirksey, Ky; three brothers, Jackie O'Neal of Mayfield, Phillip O'Neal of Orlando, Fla., and Walton O'Neal of South Fulton, Tenn.; two sisters, Judy Chandler of Hackleburg, Ala., and Jetty Dixon of Clinton, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Mae O'Neal; parents, Bunard and Bessie O'Neal; one brother; and one sister.
Services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Freedom Cemetery where military rites were given.

Kemper
James Harold Kemper, 63, of Marion died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at his residence.
He is survived by one son, Matt and wife Lindsey Kemper of Marion.
Kemper was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marion Fuller Kemper.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Hardesty officiating. Burial was in the Kemper Family Cemetery in Livingston County.

Rudd
Jesse Ausborn "J.A." Rudd, 71, of Smithland, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He was a member of Smithland United Methodist Church, a former co-owner of Rudd and Hart Construction, and worked for Kinder Morgan and Vulcan Materials for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sue Rudd of Smithland; one daughter, Kelly Layne and her husband Randy of Paducah; and two grandchildren, Cassee Layne and Conner Layne, both of Paducah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse A. and Pauline Champion Rudd.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Brad Shuck officiating. Burial will follow in Smithland Cemetery.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors.
Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

December 15, 2011

Travis
Marie Peek Travis, 91, of Princeton, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at Princeton Health and Rehab.
She was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
Travis is survived by one grandson, Benjamin and wife Olivia Travis of Nashville, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Maia Rose Travis of Nashville; and caretaker Linda Thomas of Dawson Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Travis; one son, Gerald Travis; parents, Marion and Mary Green Peek; and three brothers, Millie, Marvin and Ted Peek.
Services are at noon today (Thursday) at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church with interment in Caldwell Springs Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m., until service time at the church today.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maier
Anna Belle Maier, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born April 11, 1919, in Marion.
Maier and her husband had built several homes in Evansville. She loved to sew, having made many clothes. She also enjoyed walking, fishing and especially her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Henry Maier, in May, 1970; one sister, Mary Lou Stalion; and one brother, Robert G. Hughes, Jr.
Maier is survived by one brother, Charles E. Hughes of Pioneer, Calif.; three sisters, Ruth E. Hughes of Huntsville, Ala., and Geraldine Beavers and Shirley Small, both of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at Alexander West Chapel in Evansville, officiated by Rev. Jeff Pinney. Burial will be in Alexander Memorial Park.
Friends may visit Saturday from 10 a.m., until service time at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.
(Editor’s note: Extended obituaries require a nominal fee. Ask your funeral director about placing fee-based obituaries.)

Lee
Nolie Joseph Lee, 81, of Salem died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a member of Carrsville Missionary Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Lee is survived by his special friend, Hazel Robertson; one daughter, Julie Anne Lee of Paducah; one son, John Michael Lee of Paducah; two brothers, R.E. Lee of Salem and Jim Lee of Ledbetter; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie G. Lee, and his parents, Roland and Ester Ramage Lee.
Graveside services were Friday at Pinckneyville Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Lee officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery.

Crawford
Margarette Crawford, 89, of Burna, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at Salem Spring Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church.
Crawford is survived by her husband of 67 years, Don Crawford of Burna; three sons, Harold Gene Crawford of Burna, Robert C. Crawford of Burna and Steve C. Crawford of Centerville, Mo.; one brother, J.O. McElmurry of Salem; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelia Young; one son, Randy Dale Crawford; one brother, Archie Everett McElmurry; and her parents, Joseph and Mary L. Hosick McElmurry.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the Chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial was in Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Buchanon
Frank J. Buchanon, Sr,., 87, of Fredonia died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah after a long illness.
He was a World War II Army veteran, an upholsterer and retired owner of Buchanon Interior in Eddyville. He was a member of Eddyville Assembly of God and Fredonia Lions Club.
Buchanon is survived by one son, Frank and wife Marilyn Buchanon, Jr., of Grand Rivers; two daughters, Cherie and husband Jerry Riley of Kuttawa and Sharon Chambliss of Fredonia; several foster children; 14 grandchildren; 40 grea-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Dean Hamby Buchanon; father, Homer Buchanon; mother, Rose Allison Buchanon Dumas; one son-in-law, Jerry Leon Chambliss; one grandson, Jay Brett Buchanon; one great-granddaughter, Brittany Jo Colling; and one brother, George Patrick “Buddy” Buchanon.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Ed Clement officiation. Burial will follow in Fredonia Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., today (Thursday) at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Eddyville Assembly of God Youth Group, P.O. Box 533, Eddyville, KY 42038.
Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com

Durbin
Tammy Sue Belt Durbin, 39, of Chandler, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at her home.
She was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church and attended First Nazarene Church of Henderson, Ky.
Durbin is survived by her husband, Keith Durbin of Henderson; one son, Nathaneal Deon Belt of Sturgis; one daughter, Lindsey Ranee Belt of Sturgis; her parents, Wilburn and Linda Belt; three brothers, Bobby Dale Belt of Sturgis and Tony Wayne Belt and Michael Deon Belt, both of Marion; one step-daughter, Chasity Rachelle Durbin of Owensboro; one step-son, Christopher Eugene Durbin of Atlanta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Whites Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from noon until service time at the funeral home today.

Fornear
James R. Fornear, 81, of Naples, Fla., with a home in Broughton, Ill., died Friday Dec. 9, 2011.
A native of southern Illinois, Fornear received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a master of science degree in rehab counseling from Southern Illinois University (SIU) at Carbondale.
He began working with people with disabilities at the SIU Touch of Nature facility. He moved on to become center director for the Earle C. Clements Job Center, one of the nation’s largest facilities for disadvantaged youth offering educational services and vocation training skills. Having a passion for helping those who were in need, in 1974, he founded ResCare Inc. Under Fornear’s leadership, ResCare began serving the multitude of needs of people with developmental disabilities and serving the nation’s underprivileged. ResCare’s name is derived from two words: Respect and Care.
In 1991, Fornear received the College of Business and Administration Entrepreneur of the Year Award, in 1996 the College of Education Alumni Award and the university’s Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from SIU at Carbondale. He established numerous scholarships and programs at the university.
An avid sportsman, Fornear purchased and developed Outland Ranch, a sportsmen’s haven in southern Illinois. In 2008, in recognition for his dedication and commitment to the American Field Trial Hunting and Sporting Dog Associations, he was inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his loving wife Peg and their children; Diana Fornear and husband Frank Hawkins, Dan Fornear, Becky Fornear, David Fornear, Estella Fornear, David and wife Mary Ann Eckman, Andy and wife Cheryl Eckman, John Eckman and Michelle and husband Steve Jones; one brother, Jack Fornear of Sesser, Ill.; one sister, Jan and husband Tim Murphy of Mooresville, Ind.
Fornear has 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death, by his parents, James W. and Mima Silkwood Fornear of Sesser.
Funeral services will be held with immediate family at Outland Ranch with burial at “The Hill” cemetery on the property following the service.
Flowers may be sent to Colonial Terrace Funeral Home, 700 4th St., Eldorado, IL 62930. You may also call (618) 273-2551. Expressions of sympathy can be made by a donation to the American Heart Association in the name of James Fornear.
Condolences may be sent to the family via www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com.
(Editor’s note: Extended obituaries require a nominal fee. Ask your funeral director about placing fee-based obituaries.)

December 8, 2011

Gillette
Frances Lou Gillette, 94, of Effingham, Ill., died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
Gillette was born in Livingston County to Tom E. and Laura J. Tyner Shouse on Sept. 26, 1917.
She is survived by two sons, Bob Workman of Paducah and Chuck Workman of Effingham; one daughter, Wanda Workman of Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John C. Workman; her second husband, Royce M. Gillette; her parents, Tom E. and Laura J. Tyner Shouse; brothers, Daniel, Bradburn, Paul and Ben Shouse; one sister, Iola Maupin; one grandson, Michael V. Workman; and one great-grandson, Josh Bormann.
Funeral services were Sunday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. John East officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40205 or on www.alz.org.

Martin
Vernice Martin, 55, of Eddyville died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2001 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation.
She was of Baptist faith.
Martin is survived by her husband, Kenneth Martin of Eddyville; four sons; three brothers; and two sisters.
The family chose cremation and there were no services.
Boyd Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Singleton
John Allen Singleton, 51, of Marion died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
He was a coal miner.
Singleton is survived by a son, Jordan Lee and wife Meghan Singleton of Beaufort, S.C.; four sisters, Winona Wilson of Russellville, Ala., Bobbie Rice, Janice Johnson and Mollie Asbridge, all of Marion; and one brother, Bobby Singleton of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Hunt and Mary Louise Conger Singleton, and one sister, Virginia Singleton.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Winn officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

December 1, 2011

Enoch
June Hughes Enoch, formerly of Greenwood Heights in Marion, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at Oaklawn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville.
She was a retired Potter and Brumfield employee. She was a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church until her stroke and the four-year ensuing rehabilitation at Oaklawn.
Enoch is survived by four daughters; Saundra Johnson and husband Leslie of Louisville, Vicki Thurman and husband Daryl of Elizabethtown, Markeata Daniels of Boca Raton Fla., and Lesia Wood and husband Kevin of Springfield, Tenn.; two sons, Bobby Enoch and wife Debbie of Madisonville and Phillip Enoch and wife ReShelle of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Ben Newton, Tonya Johnson and husband Jeff, Lindsay Jaggers and husband Ian, Gordon Daniels, Elliott Daniels, Desi and husband Larry Puckett, Steve and wife Debbie Enoch, Kenan and wife Lana Enoch, Erin Wood and Mitchell Wood; and eight great-grand children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Ted Enoch; a son, Don Brown; one sister, Helen McDaniel; one brother, Hollis Hughes; and her parents, Eston and Flora Hughes.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m., today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mapleview Cemetery following the service. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Parish
Philip Larry Parish, 70, of Caldwell Springs went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at his home. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 26, 1941, the only son of Hiram Oliver and Bonnie Lois Horning Parish of the Caldwell Springs community. He attended Caldwell Springs, Frances and Crittenden County High schools and graduated in 1959. He was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
Parish worked 16 years at Potter and Brumfield in Marion before becoming a full-time farmer on the family farm. He started Parish Farms and became one of the largest farmers in the area. He was a past Farmer of the Year and also an avid hunter and gunsmith. In his spare time, he loved tractor pulling and built two pulling tractors, one named "El Nino" and the other "Fearless Farmall," which is a member of Mid-South Pullers. He also restored the family farm which was purchased in 1919.
Parish is survived by his wife, Margaret McMican Parish, whom he married on June 26, 1966; one daughter, Audra Allison and husband Tracy Hunt of Mattoon; one son, Philip Ashley and wife Natalie Parish of Caldwell Springs; and four grandchildren, Lauren Lynn Hunt, Sydney Allison Hunt, Ashley Cali Parish and Philip Rhett Parish.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were Wednesday at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church with interment in Koon Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Cali Cares, P.O. Box 38, Crayne, KY 42033.
(Editor’s note: Extended obituaries require a nominal fee. Ask your funeral director about placing fee-based obituaries.)

Johnson
Odell Johnson, 82, of Salem died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
He was retired from BF Goodrich in Calvert City.
Johnson is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beverly Johnson of Salem; one daughter, Laura and husband Glenn Gordon of Salem; and three grandchildren, Sarah, Zeb, and John Gordon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Russell and Myrtle Fultz Johnson, and one sister, Betty Massey.
Funeral services were Monday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Joel Frizzell officiating. Burial was in Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Belt
Edwin Taylor Belt, 81, of Marion died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
Belt was a farmer.
He is survived by two sons; Harold Belt of Madisonville and Edwin “Hottie” Belt of Louisville; one sister, Jackie Moore of Marion; and two grandchildren, Hattie Warren and James Taylor Belt.
Belt was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Moore Belt; parents, Roy and Bernice Kirk Belt; and also 12 brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were Wednesday at the Hurricane Cemetery with Bro. Roger Holloman officiating with burial to follow. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Those serving as pallbearers were Junior Yoder, John Belt, Chester Beachy, Keith Belt, Jerry Ray Belt and David Kirk.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hurricane Cemetery Fund, c/oThe Peoples Bank, P.O. Box 231, Marion, KY 42064.

Camboni
Leslie Ann Camboni, 62, of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of Crittenden County, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 in Lubbock.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Camboni is survived by three daughters; Alexandria and Syd Camboni, both of Lubbock, and Jessica Camboni of Chicago; five brothers, Mick and Greg Lewis, both of Kentucky, Ron Lewis of Louisiana, Neil Lewis of Arlington, Texas, and Joe Lewis of Lubbock; and two grandchildren, Mya and Alba Camboni, both of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Camboni; parents, Albert Eugene and Jessie Lewis; and one brother.
Graveside services were Sunday at Rosebud Cemetery where she was burried.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tolley
Vernon Lee Tolley, 64, of Hampton died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He is survived by a son, Carl Tolley of Benton; one daughter, Christy Greer of Hampton; three brothers, James Jackson of Hampton, Carlos Garrett of Crittenden County and Odie Tolley of Marion; one sister, Lucy Faulkner of Salem; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Tolley was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Tolley and Isabelle Jackson Garrett.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Bennie Chandler officiating. Burial was in White Church Cemetery.
Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Jones
Florence Estelle Jones, 86, of Marion died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry B. and John W. Jones, both of Marion; three sisters, Wilma Robertson and Alta Davidson, both of Marion, and Rosanelle Rogers of Gary, Ind.
Jones was preceded in death by her husband, John C. "J.C." Jones; parents, Taylor and Sara Lynn; and two sisters.
Services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.


November 22, 2011

Tabor
Nadine Tabor, 93, of Marion died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
She had been employed as a telephone operator for AT&T and Indiana Telephone and was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Tabor is survived by her sister, Ada Lou Hughes of Princeton, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Addie Carlton Tabor, five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were Monday at Marion Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Tackett officiating. Burial was in Mexico Cemetery. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Marion Baptist Family Life Center, 131 E. Depot St., Marion, KY 42064.

Oliver
Steve "Pee Wee" Oliver, 59, of Fredonia died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at Caldwell Medical Center.
He was a carpenter, former fire chief of Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Oliver is survived by his mother, Geraldine Riley Olver of Marion; one son, Zak and wife Kelly Oliver of Caldwell County; one daughter, Darrah and husband Rusty Crawford of Paris, Tenn.; one brother, Michael Oliver; one sister, Lori Tyson of Greenwood, Ind.; and seven grandchildren, Laynee Thornton, Aden Crawford, Greyson Crawford, Levin Crawford, Alex Oliver, Isaac Fraliex and Mia Oliver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Oliver.
Funeral services were Monday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Bro. Gerald Cannon officiating. Burial was in Rowland Cemetery in Caldwell County.

November 17, 2011

Croft
Mark Dwayne Croft, 51, of Nashville, Tenn., died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2011 in Nashville.
Croft was of the Baptist faith. He was a building contractor.
He is survived by his mother, Jill Fay of Burna; his father, Lowery Dwayne Croft of Marion; one sister, Teresa and husband Ronnie Beavers of Marion; aunt and uncle, Doris and Sunnie Belt of Burna; four step-brothers and sisters; his paternal grandmother, Casadeen Croft of Salem; one nephew, Ryan Beavers of Marion; two nieces, Jessica Penn of Marion and Molly Beavers of Lexington; one great-nephew, Caden Penn; two great-nieces, Karli and Reagan Beavers, both of Marion; and several cousins.
Croft was preceded in death by his step-father, Robert A. Fay; his paternal grandfather, John Lowery Croft; and maternal grandparents, Charles and Marie Pilgrim of London, England.
Funeral services were Sunday at Boyd Funeral Chapel in Salem, with Rev. Tim Burdon officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com

Kemper
Helen C. Kemper, 92, of Marion died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She attended Marion Church of God.
Kemper is survived by one son, Bill Kemper of Tolu; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grand-children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard V. “Boss” Kemper; one son, John L. Kemper; and her parents, John Alfred and Emma Lee Boyd Hamilton.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Boyd Funeral Chapel in Salem with Sister Lucy Tedrick and Rev. Jim Porter officiating. Burial was in Hurricane Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com

Suits
Linda L. Suits, 56, of Salem died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at her home.
She attended Freedom General Baptist Church in Crittenden County and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Suits of Salem; two daughters, Jammie Wright of Murray and Christy Greer of Hampton; two sons, Carl Tolley of Benton and Justin Suits of Salem; four brothers, David Woodall of Smithland, Donnie and Lonnie Woodall, both of Lexington, and Kenny Woodall of Marion; one sister, Irene Jackson of Eddyville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Wadlington Woodall, and one sister, Becky Tolley.
Funeral services were Sunday at Boyd Funeral Chapel in Salem with Bro. John Dunn officiating.
Condolences may be left oline at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Arflack
Thelma Jo Arflack, 75, of Salem died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and a self-employed tax practitioner for more than 45 years. She graduated from Salem High School.
Arflack is survived by her husband of 55 years, Clifton Arflack; two sisters, Louise and husband Ralph Hardin of Burna and Marcella and husband Howard Mathis of Salem; one brother, Frank Loveless of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Dewey and Narcessa Hardin Loveless; one brother, David Loveless; and one sister, Georgia Mitchell.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at Boyd Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John East, Rev. Herbert Alexander and Rev. Tim Fouts officiating. Entombment will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mary Hall Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just-A-Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064.
Condolences may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Tinsley
Anna Marie "Toppy" Tinsley, 74, of Tolu died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at her home.
She is survived by four daughters, Jerri Todd, Linda Tinsley and Susie Tinsley, all of Marion, and Karen Tinsley of Smithland; eight sons, Donald G., Johnny, Jimmy, David, Phillip, Allen, Kevin and Jay Tinsley, all of Marion; 32 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Tinsley was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Tinsley; one son, Charles "Rut" Tinsley; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Whites Chapel Cemetery.

Davis
Jack Davis, 78, of Marion died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at his home.
He was an Army veteran, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Princeton Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts.
Davis is survived by two daughters, Cindy and husband Larry Loveless and Alicia "Baby" and husband Mikki Thompson, both of Marion; two sons, Kenneth Davis, Sr. and Harvey "Nipper" Davis, both of Marion; seven grandchildren, Tristin, Sheree, LaShea, Jackie Lee, Little Kenny, Amber and Deann; and four great-grandchildren, Teagan, Cristin, Kassi and Skylynn.
Davis was preceded in death by his first wife, Jackie Davis; his second wife, Donna Davis; and parents, Harvey Harold and Mary Marie Combs Davis.
Services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. Military rites were provided at the burial.

Hunter
Margaret Hunter, 77, of Princeton died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Cerulean, Ky., after a short illness.
She was a homemaker and member of Second Baptist Church of Princeton.
Hunter is survived by one daughter, Lisa and husband Brent Polley of Princeton; one sister-in-law, Jean Hunter of Hazel Green, Ala.; and a nephew, Tim Hunter of Columbia, Tenn,
She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Hunter, and her parents, Cleo and Louise Rodgers Ladd.
Services were Monday at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Duane Burden officiating with assistance from Rev. Darell Eldridge. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences my be left at www.morgansfuneralhome.com.

November 10, 2011

Mills
Edie L. Mills, 71, of Morganfield died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Mills of Morganfield; one daughter, Lorrie and husband Bill Green of Morganfield; two sons, Tommy Russelburg and his companion Lori Robertson of Crittenden County and David and wife Vicki Russelburg of Vine Grove, Ky.; two brothers, Robert Truitt and Francis Truitt, both of Kansas; two step-daughters, Kathy Mann of Morganfield and Julie McCoy of Bowling Green; and one step-son, Stephen Glenn Mills of Austin, Tex.
Mills was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas H. Russelburg; one daughter, Donna Teague; and twin sons, Ronald and Donald Russelburg.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Rev. Tim Leadingham officiating. Burial was in St. Ann Cemetery in Morganfield.
Memorial contributions should be made the charity of your choice.

Marvel
James G. "Speck" Marvel, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at Hunter Acres Nursing Home in Sikeston, Mo.
He was the owner and operator of Marvel Marine Service and Paducah Barge Painting. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959 as an honorman. He was Duke of Paducah and a Kentucky Colonel. Marvel was also the former president of the Propeller Club of Paducah and a member of Waterway Industry. He was also chaplain of the former Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter in Sullivan.
Marvel is survived by two daughters; Lila Carver of Morganfield and Mona Allen of Paducah; one brother, Gardner and wife Beatrice Marvel of Sullivan; three grandchildren, Jennifer Garner, Robert Carver and Dustin Garner; one great-grandchild, Ashton Carver; one niece, Melinda Marvel; and three nephews, Ricky Vierkant, James "Boo" Vierkant and Mike Marvel.
Marvel was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Dexter and Grace Hatfield Marvel; and grandparents, William Marion Marvel and Susie Marshall Marvel and Sam Louis Hatfield and Lila Campbell Hatfield.
Funeral services were Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Hank Ricketson officiating. Burial was in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Beard
Tony Dale Beard, 52, of Marion died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville.
He was a deacon at Cave Springs General Baptist Church.
Beard is survived by his wife, Darlene Beard of Marion; one daughter, Kaci Beard of Marion; one brother, Allen Beard of Marion; and one sister, Faye Crider of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Irene Crider Beard; and two brothers, Curtis and Leon Beard.
Services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Fowler
Danny Dale "Dan" Fowler, Jr., 39, of Morganfield died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on U.S. 60 east of Marion.
He was employed at Burgess Construction in Eddyville and was an avid hunter and sportsman.
Fowler is survived by his partner of 21 years, Donna Simpson Fowler; one daughter, Taner Fowler of Louisville; his parents, Danny and Dava Fowler of Morganfield; one sister, Melody and husband Perry Pike of Morganfield; one brother, Sean Fowler of Morganfield; his grandparents, Dolly Hope of Smith Mills, Ky., and Donald and Edna Fowler of Morganfield; one niece, Abby Pike; and five nephews, Brennen Quertermous, Mason Pike, Davis Pike, Aiden Fowler and Peyton Fowler.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John David Hope of Geneva, Ky.
Services were Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield with Rev. Billy McKendree and Rev. Jerry Chesser officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

Omer
Margaret Mary Omer, 96, of Crittenden County died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
She was of the Methodist faith.
Omer is survived by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Franklin Graham and Emma Gertrude Graham; and her husband, Gilbert Omer.
Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Rev. Wayne Garvey will be officiating, with burial to follow in Pythian Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., today (Thursday) and from 9 a.m.,until the time of the funeral on Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lucy Smith King Care Center, 1305 N. Elm St., Henderson, KY 42420.

Howard
Stuart G. Howard, 65, of Salem died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at his home.
He was of Baptist faith.
Howard is survived by one son, Stacey Howard of Salem; one daughter, JoShanna Phillips of Nebo; one brother, Steve Howard of Salem; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bradley and Evelyn Guess Howard; and one sister, Judy Tyner.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. John East and Rev. Tim Burdon officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Helping Hands, 509 Mill St., Smithland, KY 42081.
Condolences may also be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Perkins
James "Jim" Perkins, 83, of Sturgis died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab Center in Marion.
He was a U.S Army veteran of World War II.
Perkins is survived by five daughters, Trenna Faneerlin and Vita Kay Price, both of Orlando, Fla., Karen Roth Hicks of Oakland, Ariz., and Lisa Twist and Gina Hamlyn, both of Robertsville, Mo.; one son, Terry Pirtle of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Charlotte Puckett; two brothers, Billy Perkins and Sam Perkins; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Gobel and Ann Beartrice Ditzer Perkins.
Services and burial were Friday at Little Bethel Cemetery in Union County.
Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis was in charge of arrangements.

November 3, 2011

Riley
Bonnie Riley, 66, of Eddyville died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at the Caldwell Medical Center following a long illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Fredonia.
Riley is survived by her husband, Bob Riley of Eddyville; two sons, Matt and wife Sandra Riley and Malory Riley, all of Fredonia; six grandchildren, Dylan Riley, Bryar Riley, Olivia James Baker, Michael Haskins, Karisa Smith and Larre Wright; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ray Sherill and Robert "Blackie" Sherill, both of Caldwell County, and Roger Sherill of Kuttawa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ragle and Louise Thomas Sherill.
Funeral Services were Friday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Daivd Fambrough and Dr. Jerrel White officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Caldwell County.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association, 425 S. Woods Mill Road, Town & Country, MO 63017.

Watson
James Franklin "Frank" Watson, 80, of Kewanee, Ill., formerly of Livingston County, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Toulon Health Care Center in Toulon, Ill.
Born in Salem, he was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Watson managed the Firestone Store in Kewanee before owning and operating Frank’s Tire and Appliance in Kewanee. He attended various churches, including New Union Baptist Church in Lola, and participated in mission trips to Haiti and Brazil.
Watson married Marcine McKeever in 1954. They were later divorced. He spent the last 23 years of his life with his special friend, Betty Brewer of Port Byron, Ill.
Watson is survived by two daughters, Lorie Sherbeyn of Toulon and Darcy Rosebeck of LaFayette, Ill.; five grandchildren, Sarah and husband Nathan Johnson of Sheffield, Ill., Brandon and wife Angela Bowman of Kewanee, Dylan Thompson of Kewanee, Kiersten Rosebeck of LaFayette and Karlie Rosebeck of Kewanee; and three great-grandchildren.
Watson was preceded in death by his parents, James Dock and Perce Leona Belt Watson; and three sisters, Mildred Sanders, Virginia Grussing and Mary Kelly.
Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home in Kewanee was in charge of arrangements. He was given military rites at the funeral home on Oct. 12.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Nov. 11 at New Union Baptist Church in Lola, where he will be buried in the church cemetery.

Belt
Alton E. Belt, 82, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Health Services.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Belt is survived by two sons, Larry E. Belt of Sullivan and David A. Belt of Salem; four daughters, Genia Rudolph, Phyllis Campbell and Candy Yates, all of Marion, and Kathy Young of Henderson; one sister, Thelma Belt of Henderson; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Lee Belt; his second wife, Rose Marie Belt; one son, Danny Ray Belt; one granddaughter, Cynthia Marie Wagoner; two great-grandchildren, David Lee Nathaniel Sisco and Emily Rose Caraway; his parents, Chester and Laura Belt; and several brothers and sisters.
Services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Deer Creek Cemetery.

Hunt
Brenda Kay Hunt, 64, of Marion died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at her home.
She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
Hunt is survived by her husband, David Hunt of Marion; one son, Brian R. and wife Danielle Hunt of Marion; one grandson, Ethan Hunt of Marion; one sister, Nancy Jones of Grantsville, Md.; one half-sister, Pam Groves of Wheatcroft; and one brother, Barry Hudson of San Diego, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Edna Brown Hudson.
A private ceremony was held Oct. 25 at New Harmony Cemetery in Wheatcroft.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

October 27 2011

Runyan
Edward Arlington Runyan, 93, died peacefully in his home in Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 19, 2011 surrounded by members of his loving family. He and his wife, Dell Runyan, moved to Fort Collins in 2008 from Marion, where he had spent most of his life when not in military service.
He was born on July 29, 1918 in Ashland, Ala., to William Winford Runyan and Ruth Manning Runyan and accompanied his parents to Kentucky when only a few weeks old. He spent his early years in Marion until 1924, when he, along with his older brother Charles, moved back to his birthplace in northern Alabama and was raised by his grandparents on a small cotton farm. He spent his childhood there, working in the fields and attending a one-room school. He enjoyed a simple, rustic life there, surrounded by his cousins on adjacent farms, living in a manner that had changed little since the 1890s. Later, he attended high school in Marion. After he graduated and worked at various jobs in Evansville, he was drafted into the U.S. Army early in 1941. Serving early on in the 38th Infantry Division while stationed at Camp Shelby, Miss. He went in 1942 to officer candidate school at Fort Benning, Ga., where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After various assignments, he was sent back to Camp Shelby where he became the personnel officer of the 261st Infantry Regiment of the 65th Infantry Division. It was at Camp Shelby that he met his wife of 67 years, Maggie Dell Forman, a telephone operator at the camp who liked his voice on the telephone. They married on Nov. 5, 1944.
He shipped out the day after Christmas 1944. Serving in combat in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army from January until May of 1945 in France, Germany and Austria, he was decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for exemplary service by his immediate superior, then-Col. William Westmorland of the famed 60th Infantry Regiment. After the war Runyan served as a reserve officer, but was called back to active duty as a staff officer during the Korean War, serving at General Headquarters in Tokyo.
After the war he resumed civilian life, working for his father, W.W. “Pat” Runyan at Runyan Chevrolet and then at The Peoples Bank. In 1955, he was called upon by Marion native, Col. Calvert P. Small — who had commanded the local unit in 1941 when it went into federal service during World War II, then serving in the Pentagon — to activate a National Guard Unit in Marion. Working with Lt. Charles Brockmeyer of Fredonia, the two recruited 18 local men to form the unit.
Runyan commanded the unit until 1962 when it was called into active duty during the Berlin Crisis of 1961-62 and stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. When the unit was threatened with elimination during a reorganization in 1961, he led a delegation of local businessmen to Frankfort to meet with Gov. “Happy” Chandler and convinced him to save the unit.
Shortly thereafter, with the help of Jim Fred Mills and Superintendent of Schools Louis Litchfield, he raised the money to purchase land for the new National Guard Armory in Marion. He retired from the military in 1964 with 20 years service, having received 10 decorations and medals, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation with two oak leaf clusters. He served in four branches of the U.S. Army: all three combat arms — infantry, artillery and armor — and in the Adjutant General’s Corps.
In 1963 he was appointed as Marion’s postmaster by John F. Kennedy, a post he held until his retirement in 1980. In all these activities, he consistently garnered superior or highest ratings from his superiors for his administrative leadership.
During the course of his life, he was a member of Bingham Lodge No. 256 for more than 60 years and a member of the American Legion for 67 years, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Marion City Council, president of the local Rotary Club and a Rotary Paul Harris fellow. He also taught a Sunday school class at the Marion Baptist Church, where he was a member for 62 years, and was a director of Fohs Hall, Inc.
He had an encyclopedic knowledge and love of automobiles of the 1920s and 30s, and was a master gardener through his last year. Along with his childhood friend, the late Thomas N. Tucker, he knew more about Marion and its citizens than almost anyone.
He lived a long, rich life of happiness and optimism, using his compassion as a springboard for his development into a wise, loving and friendly man. Along with his wife, Dell, he created a home life of love and support. His cheerful demeanor and gregarious personality enabled him to make friends quickly-— even at his advanced age in a new town, when he moved to Fort Collins, at the age of 89.
He passed away serenely satisfied that he had won life’s great victory: to have loved, been loved long and deeply and to have fought the good fight. He was self-sacrificial, totally reliable and he always did his duty.
He is survived by his wife, Maggie Dell Forman Runyan, a native of Amite County, Miss.; his older brother, Charles W. Runyan of Georgia; and two sons, William E. Runyan of Fort Collins and C. Stanley Runyan of Philadelphia. In addition, he is survived by grandchildren, David W. Runyan of Queens, N.Y., Jonathan E. Runyan of Portland, Ore., C. Benjamin Runyan of Philadelphia, Abigail Mason Romanul of Boston and Allison Elizabeth Ahlm of Fort Collins. He was loved by his daughters-in-law, Prudence Mason Runyan of Philadelphia and Myra H. Monfort of Fort Collins. Two great-grandchildren also survive, Stella A. and M. Griffin Runyan of New York City.
Funeral services were Monday at Allnutt Drake Chapel in Fort Collins. Interment will be in Mapleview Cemetery with graveside services at 1:30 a.m., Friday. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Fohs Hall, Inc., P.O. Box 1, Marion, KY 42064
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Cash
William Garland Cash, 74, of Harrodsburg, Ky, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Cash is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Cash Peterson of Paducah; one sister, Connie Perryman of Marion; grandchildren, Brandi Cash, Sierra Mason, Ashton Huffman and Rachael Huffman; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Ruby Maxfield Cash, and five siblings.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, with Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Military rites were conducted at the graveside.

Scott
Otis Scott, 89, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at his home.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and Korea.
Scott is survived by two sons, Larry Scott of Sapulpa, Okla., and David Scott of Maumelle, Ark.; one step-son, Jim Hughes of Wamsutter, Wyo.; three step-daughters, Janet DuBois of Guthrie, Okla., Karla Hughes Brehm of Wamsutter and Abbie Anderson of Minco, Okla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann Rose Scott, and a son, Gary Scott.
Services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Whites Chapel Cemetery.

Alexander
James Charles Alexander, 89, of Marion died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, member of Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he was an elder for 60 years and session clerk for 30 years.
Alexander is survived by his wife, Hilda Mae Alexander of Marion; two grandchildren, Tiffany Ledgerwood of Madison, Ala., and Jason Dansby of Madison; and one great-grandchild, Sky Benay Ledgerwood of Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Lola Alexander; two daughters, Debra Dansby and Diana Berard; one sister; and one brother.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Piney Fork Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m., today until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Piney Fork Cemetery, c/o Sarah Ford, 220 Weldon St., Marion, KY 42064.

Brown
Shirley Ann Brown, 78, of Marion died Oct. 22, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
Brown was a retired factory worker and member of the Marion United Methodist Church.
She is survived by five sisters, Donna Winders, Virginia Klutey and Brenda Clark, all of Marion, Linda Kirk of Madisonville and Geneva Rustin of Fredonia; and two brothers, Wendell “Cob” Travis and Jerry “Bud” Travis, both of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Corbitt and Barbara Bryant Travis; her husband, Tildon Brown; and three brothers, Harold, Randall “Pap” and Corbitt “Ted” Travis.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery.

Hunt
Brenda Kay Hunt, 64, of Marion died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at her home.
She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
Hunt is survived by her husband, David Hunt of Marion; one son, Brian R. Hunt of Marion; one grandson, Ethan Hunt of Marion; one sister, Nancy Jones of Grantsville, Md.; one half-sister, Pam Groves of Wheatcroft; and one brother, Barry Hudson of San Diego, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Edna Brown Hudson.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Campbell
Anna Lois Campbell, 80, of Marion died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at her home.
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Campbell is survived by one daughter, Gail Roberts of Marion; one son, Bobby Campbell of Marion; one brother, Donnie Corley of Marion; one sister, Ida Bell White of Marion; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Ray Campbell; her parents, Waldo and Naomi Corley; one grandson, Daniel Ray Campbell; and three brothers.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Mexico Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., today (Thursday) at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Mexico Baptist Church Building Fund, 175 Mexico Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Knott
Sister Jamesetta Knott, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Mount St. Joseph in Maple Mount, Ky.
Knott, a native of Wilhelmina, Mo., was an Ursuline Sister of Mount St. Joseph in Maple Mount, with 63 years of life in the sisterhood. She served as parish minister at St. William Parish in Marion from 1987-88 and again from 1988-89. She also served in several other parishes in Kentucky. Sister Knott taught and served as principal in schools in Kentucky and Nebraska.
She is survived by four sisters: Mary Smith of Boone, N.C.; Mabel Macke of St. Paul, Mo., Margaret Brown of Arnold, Mo., and Sister Mary Mercedes Knott of Maple Mount; two brothers, Charles Knott of Arnold, Mo., and James Knott of Imperial, Mo.; nieces; nephews; and the members of her religious community.
The funeral Mass was Tuesday at Mount St. Joseph. Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory of Owensboro was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts for Sister Knott may be made to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph, 8001 Cummings Rd., Maple Mount, KY 42356.

Walker
Ada Frances Walker, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at Leafield Care Home in Abingdon England.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Walker.
Tonks Brothers Funeral Directors of Abingdon were in charge of services.

Ralston
Lois Ann Ralston, 79, of Hobart, Ind., formerly of Jackson Oaks Retirement Center in Paducah, died Friday Oct. 7, 2011 at the VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, Ind.
She was a member of Caldwell Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Crittenden County.
Ralston is survived by her husband, Lindel B. Ralston; three daughters: Diane Wentworth, Lorraine and husband Mike Gary and Cherie and husband Randy Beirman; two sons, Mike Ralston and Marshall Ralston; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were Oct. 13 at Caldwell Springs. Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.

Walton
Roger Dale "Wabbitt" Walton, 48, of Paducah, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He is survived by his wife, Vicky Walton of Paducah; one daughter, Rachel Walton Rozwalka of Marion;. one brother, Andy Walton of Marion; one sister, Betty Stone of Marion; four grandchildren, Caleb Estes, Kaylee Fay, Chloe and Kyren Rozwalka, all of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

October 20, 2011

Tiell
Rev. Maurice J. Tiell, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at the Carmel Home, an Owensboro nursing home.
Father Tiell was ordained June 3, 1950 and was pastor from 1988 to 1993 of St. William Catholic Church in Marion. He later returned to serve as interim pastor for a period. Tiell also has ministered as associate pastor at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro; as pastor at St. William, St. Lawrence, Knottsville, Precious Blood and St. Joseph and Paul, all in Owensboro; St. Francis de Sales in Paducah; Holy Cross in Providence; St. Michael in Sebree; and St. Mark in Eddyville.
Father Tiell has been chaplain at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville and Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia.
He is survived by a brother, Herman J. Tiell of Tiffin, Ky., and a sister, Clara Rose Schilling of Fort Wayne, Ind.
A funeral liturgy was celebrated Tuesday at St. Stephen Cathedral with burial in Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Retired Priests of the Diocese, 610 Locust St., Owensboro, KY 42301.
Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at haleymcginnis.com.

Dollins
Mildred Truitt Dollins, 87, of Decatur, Ga., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.
A native of Crittenden County, Dollins was a homemaker and a 54-year member at North Decatur United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jim Dollins; a step-daughter, Gayle and husban Ron Alvis of Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Wednesday in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons in Decatur with Rev. Angelo Mante officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to North Decatur UMC, 1523 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030.

Travis
Cecil Wayne Travis, 81, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a laborer in the manufacturing industry.
Travis is survived by his wife, Connie Travis of Marion; a sister, Laverne James of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Rosa Duvall Travis, and two brothers.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home with burial in the Asbridge Cemetery.

Harper
Martha Ann Harper 85, of Marion died Saturday, Oct, 15, 2011 at Crittenden County Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Annette Murphy of Aurora, Ill., and Helen Shive of Marion; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Harper was preceded in death by her parents, O.J. and Loretta Bingley; three brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild.
Services were Tuesday at St. William Church in Marion. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Stone
Marlene Ann Stone, 75, of Marion died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
She was a bookkeeper and member of the United Methodist Church in Grand Rivers.
Stone is survived by four daughters, Lisa Tucker of Marion; Marla Gentry of Indianola, Iowa; Shari Fields of Bonner Springs, Kan., and Krist Shoemaker of Chariton, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Elsie Bingaman Burgett; her husband; a sister; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Myers Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Ashford
Bonnie L. Ashford, 78, of LeRoy, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Buddy D. “Bud” Ashford of LeRoy; two daughters, Terri L. Purdy of Ellijay, Ga., and Lisa Ashford, Joliet, Ill.; and one sister, Laura “Pat” Hammond of Morton Grove, Ill.
Ashford was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Arnie Prowl Hillyard.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m., today (Thursday) in Roland Cemetery in Fredonia. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Roland Cemetery, P.O. Box 682, Princeton, KY 42445 or OSF St. Joseph Hospice, 2200 E. Washington St., Bloomington, IL 61701.

Henderson
Velda Mae Henderson, 89, of Marion died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Marion.
Henderson is survived by a son, Joe and wife Madeline Henderson of Marion; a daughter, Brenda and husband Earl Blanton of Leitchfield; two brothers, Jewell and Don Pugh, both of Marion; four sisters, Mary Pugh of Marion, Zoa Nell Davis of Ledbetter and Pauline Willings and Sue Tabor, both of Paducah; five grandchildren, Eric and wife April Henderson of Henderson, Jason Henderson of Antioch, Tenn., and Kevin, Keith and Troy Blanton, all of Leitchfield; and two great-grandchildren, Erica Lynn Henderson of Henderson and Savannah Blanton of Leitchfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Henderson; parents, Virgil and Agnes Pugh; two brothers, Harry Lee and Junior Pugh; and two sisters, Anna Louise and Barbara Pugh.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in White Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Guggenheim
Anita Guggenheim, 86, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 quietly in her home. She was born on June 12, 1925 in Archer City, Texas.
Guggenheim was known equally for her generosity of spirit and for her elegance and style. She was a loving soul who always championed the underdog and gave generously to people and causes who were in need, particularly foundations for animal care.
After attending Abiline Christian College, Guggenheim lived in Oklahoma City and was the personal secretary of a well-known oilman. She moved to Marion in 1951 when she married prominent Crittenden County businessman, Sam Guggenheim. Together they raised three daughters and were a vital and active part of the community until he preceded her in death in 1981.
While in Marion, Guggenheim served for a time as a court reporter and was very active in civic duties. She served as chairwoman of the Republican Party for the western district of Kentucky. As well, she served as a delegate, representing Kentucky, to the Republican National Convention in 1976.
Guggenheim was an engaged part of the community in Marion and was known for her philanthropic activities and participation in many community service groups, including the Crittenden County Public Library Board of Directors and the Woman's Club and was a volunteer at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
She was an avid reader and loved to follow professional tennis, often attending major events at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. After her husband's death in 1981, she remained in Marion for many years, and then moved to Paducah in 1985, where she lived until 2009 when she returned to Oklahoma City.
Guggenheim is survived by three daughters; Micaela Knight of Oklahoma City, Eva Guggenheim of Syracuse N.Y., and Greta Guggenheim of New York City; four grandchildren, Leslie Pace, Sam Guggenheim and Robert and John Wojciekwicz; and two great-granddaughters, Emily and Abby Pace, all of whom will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Theta Fitzgerald Durrett and Jess Durrett, and by her husband, Sam Guggenheim.
A memorial service was held Sunday at her residence at the Statesman's Club in Oklahoma City for her Oklahoma family and friends. Final interment will be at 2 p.m., today (Thursday) with a graveside service in Marion at Mapleview Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Memorials may be made to Shelby County Animal Shelter, 266 Kentucky St., Shelbyville, Ky. 40065 or McCracken County Humane Society, PO Box 212, Paducah, KY 42001.

Cronin
Edith Ann Cronin, 70, of Marion died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab.
She was a member of Sulpher Springs Baptist Church.
Cronin is survived by her husband, Danny "Dan" Cronin of Marion; a daughter, Mona Hutchison of New York City; a granddaughter, Molly Hutchison of St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, Harold and wife Aliene Tabor of Marion, Joe and wife Ruth Tabor of Louisiana, William and wife Darlene Tabor of Mexico and Rollie Edward Tabor of Marion; a sister, Linda Kemper of Madisonville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rollie and Edmona Tabor; a daughter, Veronica "Ronnie Sue" Kehoe; and a brother, Fred Tabor.
Services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Shady Grove Cemetery.


October 13, 2011

Mott
Una Florence Mott, 90, of Marion died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2001 at Crittenden County Hospital.
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Gideon International Auxiliary.
Mott is survived by her husband, Willard Mott of Marion; two sons, Dennis and wife Charlotte Mott of Marion and Ronnie and wife Wanda Mott of Kuttawa; a daughter, LaDonne and husband James Penn of Marion; a brother, Herbert Shadowen of Bowling Green; a half-brother, Rudy "Bud" Shadowen of Marion; two half-sisters, Luella Chandler of Newburgh, Ind., and Norma Jean Shadowen of Marion; six grandchildren, Chad and wife Stephanie Mott, Aimee and husband Troy Lynn, Regan and husband Eric Lookadoo, Adria and husband Jody Porter, Mandy and husband Michael Hunt and Brian and wife Jessica Penn; and 13 great-grandchildren, Gabe and Hannah Mott, Lynzee, Laycee and Seth Lynn, Camryn and Logan Lookadoo, Carly and Jack Porter, Gavin, Macie and Haylie Hunt and Caden Penn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin and Vera Shadowen; two brothers, Jesse and Billie Shadowen; two half-sisters, Virginia Covert and Sue Shadowen; three half-brothers, Collin, James Ray and Ralph Shadowen.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., today (Thursday) at Mexico Baptist Church with interment in Mexico Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home and will also be from 9 a.m., until service time at the church today.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078 or Mexico Cemetery Fund, 6152 U.S. 641, Marion, KY 42064

Madden
John Samuel Madden III, 25, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
He is survived by his parents, Janet Madden of Grand Rivers and John and wife Patty Madden II, of Ekron, Ky.; his grandparents, Jed Meyer of Grand Rivers and Nora Driver and Eugene Ladd; three brothers, Cody and Justin Madden of Ekron., and Aaron Owen of Ledbetter; seven sisters, Michelle and husband Justin Risner of Burna, Melissa Madden of Grand Rivers, Stephanie Dukes of Murray, Kim Dukes and Ashley, Elizabeth and Brandie Madden, all of Ekron; special cousins, Doyle and Darlene Owen of Ledbetter; nephew and nieces, Jason and Amberly Risner of Burna and Abby and Sarah Cartwright of Grand Rivers; four uncles, Robert Griffith, James Owen, Robert Rhea and Floyd Madden; one aunt, Jenny Reynolds; one step-aunt, Patricia Owen; and also Zack Madden and all of his friends that thought of him as a brother.
Madden was preceded in death by his grandparents, Barbara and James Owen, Mina Meyer and John Madden, Sr.; and great-grandparents Martha and Abbott Davis and James and Linda Coon Owen.
Funeral services were Monday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bro. Terry Mitcheson officiating. Burial was in Tiline Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at boydfuneral directors.com.
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Stinnett
Vernon "Cap" Stinnett, 92, of Dycusburg died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a retired furnace operator for the former SKW Steel plant in Calvert City, a member of Dycusburg Masonic Lodge No. 232 in Dycusburg, a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church in Crittenden County and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Stinnett is survived by one son, Jimmy R. Stinnett of Dycusburg; a granddaughter, Lesa Carol Stinnett of Princeton; two great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arnella Rogers Stinnett; his second wife of 53 years, Helen Hamby Stinnett; three brothers, Sammy Stinnett, Roy "Tater" Stinnett and Percy Stinnett; two sisters, Clara Oakley and Anna Bell Patton; and his parents, William A. and Macie Travis Stinnett.
Services were Friday at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Lonnie Knight and Bill Cunningham officiating. Interment was in Dycusburg Cemetery.
Masonic services were Thursday at the funeral home.

Brantley
Bennie H. Brantley, Jr., 56, of Anderson, S.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
He was born in Tacoma, Wash., on May 21, 1955. He served in the U.S. Army and was a master welding inspector. He was a member of Christ the Saviour Antiochian Orthodox Church in Anderson.
Brantley is survived by his wife, Tatyana Ducheva Brantley; a son, Jason Daniel Brantley of Sloan, Iowa; a daughter, Nari Danielle Brantley of Sloan; two sisters, Jo Ann Towe of Smyrna, Tenn., and Mary Fritts of Marion.
A Vesper Memorial Service was held on Saturday at Christ the Saviour Antiochian Orthodox Church and was conducted by fathers David J. Randolph and Deacon Frank Cloward.
The McDougald Funeral Home of Anderson was in charge of arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

Hallum
Alice Rushing Miller Hallum, 81, of Marion died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.
She is survived by her nine children, Edward Leon Miller of Henderson, Michael L. Miller of Nebo, Thomas E. Miller of Corydon; Cynthia M. Cornwell of Dixon, Rosetta King of Henderson, Rebecca Rickabaugh of Evansville, Jewell A. Miller of Frances, Bonnie Miller Wisner of Henderson and Michelle Moore of Salem; two brothers, Homer Rushing of Virginia Beach, Va., and Eddie Rushing of Flintstone, Ga.; one sister, Mary Anderson of Tommsoua, Miss.; three step-children, 37 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.
Hallum was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Rushing and Inis Riley; husbands, Edward J. Miller and Walter B. Hallum; four children, Flora Miller, Donna Miller, Billy Miller and Roy Miller.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Guneral Home with burial in Westlawn Cemetery in Hanson Ky.

Gibbs
Kyleigh Marie Gibbs, the infant daughter of James and Jessica Gibbs of Paducah, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Also surviving are her grandparents, Philip and Jeretta LeFan of Dycusburg and Bernie Gibbs of Brookport, Ill.; great-grandparents, Mary LeFan of Dycusburg, Bennie and wife Nina Gibbs of Golconda, Ill., and Matsue Troutt of Golconda, Ill.
Gibbs was preceded in death by her grandmother, Carolyn Gibbs.
Graveside services were Saturday at Dycusburg Cemetery with interment in the cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Gilbert Funeral Home.


October 6, 2011

Dempsey
James Albert Dempsey, 91, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a retired foreman for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and an independent trash hauler. He was a member of the Henshaw Christian Church.
Dempsey is survived by his son, James Allen and wife Belinda Dempsey, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Mary Eva Stone Dempsey, and his wife, Gertrude Florence Courtney Dempsey.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Home.

Morris
Roger Morris, 64, of Carrsville died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was retired from The Peoples Bank in Marion after 33 years. He was an active member of the Carrsville community and had served on the city council there. He was an artist, loved collecting toys and had his own toy museum.
Morrris is survived by five cousins: Barry Irby of Metropolis, Ill., Margaret Henderlight of Corbin, Ky., Hazel Tucker of Elizabethtown, Ill., Jean Beecher of Peoria, Ariz., and Delmar Morris of Delphia, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Robert and Corena Irby Morris.
Memorial services were Sunday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Duvall
Richard Bruce Duvall, 66, of Evansville died Tuesday, Sept. 13, at VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville.
A Marion native, he worked at Faultless Caster for 39 years before spending his last six years at Belmont.
Duvall is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kay Williams Duvall; a son, Richard B. and wife Diane Duvall Jr.; two daughters, Anita and husband Eric Jeffries, Kimberly and husband Steve Wargel; four grandchildren, Tyler and Kasey Wargel, Kayla Woodward and Mariah Scott Brooke; two brothers Bubby and wife Pam Duvall, Steve Duvall and Donnie Duvall; and two sisters, Betty and Carolyn and husband Jerry. Along with many nieces and nephews, and a large extended racing family at Chandler Motor Sports Park.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Nelda Lowey Duvall; brothers, Bobby and James Duvall; and a sister, Verlie Franks.
Funeral services were Sept. 16 at Sunset Funeral Home in Evansville with burial in Sunset Memorial Park.
Condolences may be made online at www.sunsetevansville.com. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Charlier Hospice Center.

Rowe
Mary Jane Easley Rowe, 93, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab.
She is survived by three brothers, Willard and Gleaford Easley, both of Marion, and Harry Easley of Eddyville; four sisters, Bonnie Hartley and Lula Gilmore, both of Nashville Tenn., Lucy Tedrick of Marion and Wanda Ditty of Springfield, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Rowe was preceded in death by her husband, William Rowe; parents, Larinzo Alfred "Al" and Minnie Underdown Easley; five brothers; and three sisters.
Graveside services and burial were Tuesday at Mt. Zion Cemetery at the cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Gilbert Funeral Home.

Nesbitt
Cora Mae Nesbitt, 91, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
She attended Marion General Baptist Church.
Nesbitt is survived by three sons, Joe, Eddy and Johnny Nesbitt, all of Marion; a sister, Roberta Lanham of Nashville, Tenn.; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elliott Nesbitt; a son, Billy Nesbitt; two daughters, Peggy Sue and Dottie Sue Nesbitt; two grandchildren; and two sisters.
Services were Tuesday at Freedom General Baptist Church in Marion with interment in Freedom Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jones
Edward Everett Jones, 96, of Henshaw, Ky., died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Morganfield Nursing and Rehab.
He is survived by five sons, Darrel Jones of Sturgis, Dorris "Bud" Jones of Sturgis, Doyle Jones of Madisonville, Donald Jones of Flora, Ill., and Roger Jones of Darmstadt, Ind.; two daughters, Brenda Jones of Sturgis and Dena Jones Davis of Waverly, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Belle Quertermous; parents, Telia Belle Garland and William Thomas Jones; a sister, Mabel Jones; four brothers, James Washington Jones, Thomas Jones, Jr., Irvin Rudell Jones and Jesse B. Jones.
Funeral services were Friday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, with burial in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Morganfield.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.


September 29, 2011

Hodge
Loma Hodge, 84, of Marion died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
She was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church.
Hodge is survived by her husband, Rev. A.C. Hodge; two sons, Tommy and wife Karla Hodge of Marion and Bob and wife Betty Hodge of Crete, Ill; one daughter, Jeanette LaBuda of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Howard Stone of Marion; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Orvelette Bebout Stone; two sisters, Rugena Easley and Lala Redd; one brother, Edgar Stone; and one daughter, Brenda Hodge Simmons.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home with burial in Frances Cemetery.

Ray
Carl A. Ray, 82, of Morganfield died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Morganfield and was a past member of Repton Baptist Church in Mattoon. He was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 256, 55-year member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 181 and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Ray is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janie Brewer Ray of Morganfield; four daughters, Kathy and husband James Dailey of Seymour, Ind., Teri and husband Bud Rhea of Spotsville, Ky., Debby and husband Randy Day of Clay, and Nita and husband Eugene Nalley of Morganfield; one son, Scott and wife Theresa Ray of Fredonia; four sisters, Garnet Timerick of Denver, Colo., Anna Urso of Warren, Mich., Boyce Collins of Sturgis and Shirley Darnell of Morganfield; one brother, Donnie Ray of Marion; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Zema Ray; two brothers, Charles and Jimmy Ray; two sisters, Martha Basso and Margaret Ray; and one grandson, Joshua Nalley.
Funeral services were Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Bro. Jimmy Terrell officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Dyer
Graveside services for Carolyn Dyer and Robert Dyer Will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 1 at Mapleview Cemetery with Gilbert Funeral home in charge of services.

Rudd
Pauline Rudd, 92, of Smithland died Monday, Sept. 19 at the Calvert City Convalescent Center.
She was a member of the Smithland United Methodist Church and also a member of the Smithland Eastern Star. She was an avid softball player when she was younger and played for the Smithland Red Birds.
Rudd is survived by one son, J.A. and wife Sue Kelley Rudd of Smithland; one granddaughter, Kelly Rudd and husband Randy Layne of Paducah; two great-grandchildren, Cassee and Conner Layne; her special niece, Carnelia Ramage; and two half-sisters of Anaheim, Calif.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse A. Rudd; two brothers; two sisters; and her parents, Aubrey E. and Gertrude Hodge Champion.
Funeral services were Sept. 24 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Brad Shuck officiating. Burial was in Smithland Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Hubbard
Morris B. Hubbard, 91, of New Albany, Ind., formerly of Kuttawa, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 in Mercy Providence Retirement Home in New Albany where he had resided for the last two years.
He was a retired financial manager for the U.S. Army in Fort Knox and was a World War II veteran where he served two of those years in the European Theater. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Lyon County.
Hubbard is survived by six nieces and three nephews, and also several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Sarah Alfreda "Freda" Kemper Hubbard; three sisters, Ruth Ambrose, Reba Shelton and Hurle Street; two brothers, James D. "J.D." Hubbard and Carroll Hubbard Sr.; and his parents, Dennie and Penny Fox Hubbard.
Services were Wednesday at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Revs. John Hagan and Bryan Grigg officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites.
Memorials may be made to: Shady Grove Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 648 S.R. 120, Marion, KY 42064.

Hollis
James Riley Hollis, 76, of Marion died Saturday, Sept. 24 at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a heavy equipment operator and member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Hollis is survived by his wife, Janice DeHaven Hollis of Marion; four sons, Mike Hollis of Dycusburg, Marlon Hollis of Marion, Monty Hollis of Princeton and Nathan Fowler of Marion; three daughters, Debbie Conrad of Norris City, Ill., Rhonda Hollis of Henderson and Pam Hedgepath of Sturgis; one brother, Raymond Hollis of Sturgis; and three sisters, Betty Hill of Sturgis, Vicki Cox of Fredonia and Bonnie Jackson of Eddyville; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lee Ringstaff Hollis, and a brother, Guy Hollis.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Grace officiating. Burial was in Green Grove Cemetery in Webster County.

Wagoner
Lala Pearl Wagoner, 90 of Marion died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree, Ky.
She is survived by six sons, Dennis and wife Shirley Wagoner of Sebree, Ronnie and wife Becky Wagoner Athens, Texas, James and wife Laura Wagoner of Russellville, Ky., Jackie and wife Nelda Wagoner of Auburn, Ky., Bobby and wife Tonya Wagoner of Beaver Dam, Ky., and Danny and wife Kelly Wagoner of Dixon; four daughters, June and husband Tom Black of Marion, Peggy and husband Ralph McCauley of Belton, Texas; Deborah and husband Eric Haney of Paducah and Rhonda and husband Richard Haberman of Paducah; one sister, Arla Givens of Carrsville; 31 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Wagoner was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Willis Wagoner; one son, William Joe Wagoner; one grandchild, Cynthia Marie Wagoner; seven sisters; and two brothers. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Jennie Sullenger Curnel.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Rev. Andy Yates officiating. Burial will follow in Frances Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors.
Online condolences will be left at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.


September 22, 2011

Collins
Charles Edward “Eddy” Collins, 61, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at his home in Crittenden County
Collins was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He also served as a police officer in Union County for 15 years. Collins worked at Peabody Coal Camp No. 2 for 20 years, then Camp No. 11 for 10 years and Highland Mine for four years. He was known to his co-workers at the mines as “Flash.” He was of the Baptist faith.
Collins is surved by his wife, Joyce Moxley Collins; two sons, Matthew Collins of Murray and Christopher and wife Chasity Collins of Clay; a daughter, Elizabeth Collins of Marion; two grandchildren, Kylie Collins and Dalton Collins; three bothers, Ralph Collins of Uniontown, Bobby Collins of Michigan and Freddy Collins of Henshaw, Ky.; and two sisters, Charlotte Strader of Madisonville and Debbie Joe Moore of Sturgis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Carrie Collins.
Funeral services were Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Don Collins officiating. Burial was at Old Bethel Cemetery in Union County.

Morris
Roger Morris, 64, of Carrsville died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
He was a 33-year employee of The Peoples Bank of Marion, having retired from there in 2004. Morris also served several terms on Carrsville City Council and was a locally renowned artist.
Boyd Funeral Directors are handling arrangements, which were incomplete at press time.


September 15, 2011

Binkley
Paul E. Binkley, 82, of Salem died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Panama Canal Zone. Following his return from Panama, Binkley worked as an electrician, first in construction of power plants and steel mills throughout the Midwest and Ohio Valley, then with the company that is now Total Petrochemicals in Calvert City. He retired from there in 1995 and spent his time working around his property, gardening, assisting members of his church and community and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He was a 67-year member of Salem Baptist Church, serving as church clerk and deacon. He was also a 56-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and enjoyed participating in the activities of the Total Quarter Century Club of retirees.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Threlkeld and Amy Perry Binkley of Salem and a brother, Neal Binkley.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Watson Binkley; one son, Jeff and wife Margaret Wight Binkley of Dunwoody, Ga; a daughter, Paula Henton of Shawnee, Kans.; a brother, Carroll and wife Dolly Binkley of Calvert City; and grandchildren, Sean Binkley, Maura Binkley, Wyatt Henton and Erin Henton.
Services were held Sept. 12 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane, Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40205, at www.alz.org, or to Deaconess Hospice Care Center, 600 Mary St., 3rd Floor, Evansville, IN 47747.

Carter
James Edward Carter, 90, of Marion died Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah following a long illness.
He was born Nov. 24, 1920 at Fords Ferry, the son of Tom and Ruth Carter. Carter was a member and elder of Marion Christian Church, a farmer and a teacher. Carter had a long teaching career that began with teaching veterans agriculture after World War II. He also taught middle school at Mattoon and Salem, where he also coached basketball.
Carter attended Berea College, Notre Dame and Murray State University, receiving his bachelor of science degree in 1966. He had a total of 51 years as a classroom teacher.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy from 1942 to 1946 when he was honorably discharged as a seaman first class. Carter also served in the National Guard in Marion, achieving the rank of chief warrant officer. He was a past Post Commander of Ellis B. Ordway American Legion Post 111.
He is survived by his wife Patsy Daniel Carter of Marion; two sons, David Carter of Hopkinsville and Larry Carter of Marion; one sister, Helen Springs of Marion; one brother, Tommy Carter of Marion; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Michael Carter, and one sister, Anna Carter Revel of Paducah.
Services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home with burial in Mapleview Cemetery.

Giltz
Philip Giltz, 76, of Marion died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He had retired from U.S. Steel, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean War. He was also a member of Mexico Baptist Church, Liberty Lodge #580 F & AM, the American Legion, and he was an Eagle Scout.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Giltz of Marion; sons Jeff Giltz of Hobart, Ind., and Brad Giltz; a daughter, Kim Black of Marion; a brother, Steve Giltz of Canton, Ga.; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ethel McCollough Giltz; a daughter, Sherri Graves; and two brothers.
Funeral services were Friday at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Burdon officiating. Masonic services were held last Thursday. Burial was in Mexico Cemetery.

Mitchell
Betty Jean Alsobrook Mitchell, a 82-year resident of the Burna community, met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ face to face Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at Livingston Hospital where she had served as president of the Hospital Auxiliary and worked in the gift shop for many years.
A devoted member of the Dyer Hill Baptist Church for over 70 years, she and her deceased husband, Delmer Mitchell, were faithful to the Lord, tried to show the love of Jesus to everyone they met and have shared their home and farm for many years with family and friends for hunting and fishing and just being together as a family.
She was also a member of the Logan Clark Post 217 Ladies Auxiliary for over 50 years, having served in many offices including Auxiliary President.
She is survived by two sons, Steven Douglas and wife Anne Mitchell of Big Piney, Wyo., and Donald Ray and Elizabeth Mitchell who moved in with her at Burna to care for her in December 2010; one sister, Laura Rushing; one brother-in-law, Lyman Mitchell of Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Mitchell and Sue Alsobrook; two granddaughters, Lori Anne and Willie Thomassee of Lake St. Louis, Mo., and Valerie Diane and Shawn Ramsey of Frankfort, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Tyler Ramsey, Samantha Nicole Ramsey and Anna Catherine Thomassee; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents were Leffel and Ethel Alsobrook, who preceded her in death, as did brothers Paul, Thomas and Maurice and sisters Elsie and Natalie.
A funeral service conducted by Bro. Randy Beals and Rev. John East to celebrate her life was held Sunday, Sept. 11 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was in Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Dyer Hill Baptist Church Activities Center, c/o Francis Rushing, 1436 U.S. 60 E., Burna, KY 42028.

Roe
Virginia Roe, of Louisville, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at her residence with her loving family by her side.
The former Virginia Williams was born in Marion on July 19, 1926. She was one of the last three survivors of her senior class of 1944.
After high school, she attended college at Ward Belmont in Nashville, Tenn. She also worked at the Dawson Springs Hospital during World War II. There, she nursed an ill soldier named Ed Gafford back to health and married him at the Dawson Springs Chapel.
Roe owned Crescent Hill Liquors and Caboose Liquors in Louisville. She donated her red caboose to the University of Louisville Alumni Association and it is the first one that sits on Caboose Row at Papa John's Stadium.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Roe and Virginia Lee Williams; husbands Edward A. Gafford and Ralph W. Morton; and brother, Maj. Billy Joe Williams.
Mama Roe is survived by her loving family: a son, Edward R. and wife Carol Gafford; three daughters, Sandra L. Gafford, Rebecca J. and husband Edward Moore and Virginia S. and David Bright; two step-sons, Bruce and Ralph Morton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mama Roe was very special to many people and will be greatly missed by all. She was laid to rest in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion, with Gilbert Funeral Home in charge of services.
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September 8, 2011

Morton
Virginia R. Morton, 85, of Louisville died Sept. 2, 2011 at her residence with her family by her side.
She was the former owner of Crescent Hill Liquor and Caboose Liquor Stores.
Morton was preceded in death by her parents, William and Virginia Williams; husbands, Edward A. Gafford and Ralph W. Morton; and a brother, Billy Joe Williams.
She is survived by her loving family; a son, Edward R. and wife Carol Gafford; daughters, Sandra L. Gafford, Rebecca J. and husband Edward Moore and Susie and husband David Bright; step-sons, Ralph and Bruce Morton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Her Celebration of Life was held Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Heaton
Dewey Heaton, 92, of Princeton, died Monday, Aug. 22, at Caldwell Medical Center.
He was a World War II Army veteran, where he survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor military installations in 1941, a retired maintenance supervisor at Fort Campbell, a member of Southside Baptist Church in Princeton and a member of Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 82.
Heaton is survived by one son, Thomas Heaton and wife Russene of Marion; two daughters, Alice Segree and husband John of Princeton and Shrilda French and husband Tyrone of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Heaton; his parents, Henry Thomas and Shrilda Anna Tucker Heaton; three brothers, Wallace, Carl and Raymond Heaton Sr.; four sisters, Lola Page, Cora Glover, Kateara Nelson and Clotus Gromme.
Funeral services were Saturday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Gideons International, c/o David E. Mitchell, 9275 Cadiz St. Princeton, KY 42445 or to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, 2144 Fairfax Ave., Nashville, TN 37212.
September 1

Smith
Margaret Smith, 86, of Hopkinsville died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at her residence of natural causes.
A native of Salem, she had worked at the ASCS office. She was a member of Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church in Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lawson Smith and her parents, Reed and Ruby Davis.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Smith Akin of Hopkinsville and Melinda Smith Wathen of Lexington; two sisters, Marlene Black of Carrsville and Irene Arant of Benton; and four grandchildren.
Services were Friday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Gregory Waldrop officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church, 300 Fountain Ave., Paducah, KY 42001.

Winders
Bobby R. Winders, 61, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of Marion, died Aug. 23, 2011 at Hospice Hospital in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
He is survived by two daughters, Leigh Brown and Kristie Maroney, both of Princeton; four grandchildren, Travis McIntosh, Barkley Brown and Kamron and Karlie Maroney, all of Princeton; three sisters, Brenda Easley and Faye Duncan, both of Marion and Ann Murray of Edgewater, Fla.; and two brothers, Doug and James Winders, both of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Charline Winders and a brother, Bill Winders.
No visitation or services are being held.

Thurman, 103
Mabel Thurman, 103, of Marion died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab.
She was a member of Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Thurman is survived by a daughter, Pat Thurman Fuller of Marion; grandchildren, Mike Combs of Franklin, Ky., Holly Fuller Qualls and Shelley Fuller Hunt, both of Marion; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Henry Combs, Sr.; her second husband, Everett Luther Thurman; a son, George Combs, Jr; two brothers; and two sisters.
Services were Aug. 30 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. Eastern Star Rites were given Aug. 29 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to: Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.


August 25, 2011

Grimes
Tommie Grimes, 91, of Salem died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She was a member of the Lola Pentecostal Church and a member of the Homemakers.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley McDaniels and husband James “Bob” of Benton, Ark., and Alice “Ann” Lanham and husband Brad of Marion; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudell Grimes, four sisters, one brother and her parents, Arthur and Minnie Vaughn Singleton.
Graveside services were Sunday at the Salem Cemetery with Bro. Roger Steward officiating. Burial was at the cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Anglin
Bonita Joan Anglin, 61, of Salem died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
A native of New Kensington, Pa., she graduated from Devine Providence High School. She is of Catholic faith.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Anglin of Salem; a son, John K. Elliott II of Michigan; a daughter, Anissa Mouiselleaux of Michigan; her father, Anthony Pellegrino of Texas; her mother, Delores Noel of Minnesota; two sisters, Dorice Pelto and Janice Schmidt, both of Minnesota; one granddaughter, Lauren Elliott of Michigan; one step-sister, Nicole Pellegrino-Guardado of Texas; a step-brother, Kenneth Pellegrino of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews, Hannah, Peter, Nicholas, Alexandra, Dante and Damian.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Pellegrino, Jr.
Prayer services were Tuesday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Father Greg Trawick officiating. Burial was in Groves Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ℅ Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.
Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com

Hayes
"Willie" Marie Cates Herron Hayes, 99, of Providence died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree, Ky.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Providence and treasurer of the Palmer Place Sunday School class. She was the last surviving member of the 1928 Providence girls’ basketball team that competed in the state basketball tournament.
Hayes is survived by a sister, Louise Kuykendall of Kevil; a daughter, Barbara Matzigkeit of Evansville; three sons, Robert Ray Herron of Beaver Dam, Ky., Norman Herron of Madisonville; and Dudley Herron of Morehead, Ky. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Carney and LoR Greek Lyons Cates; her husband, Thomas Hayes; a sister, Nadine Weldon; and a brother, Douglas Cates.
Services were Tuesday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence with Billy Parrish officiating. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery in Providence. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice, Gideon’s International or the First Baptist Church in Providence.

Hosick
Joyce Hosick, 80, of Salem died Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Riversbend Retirement Community in Kuttawa.
She was a factory worker, a member of Pleasant Grove General Baptist Church and Burna American Legion.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Hosick of Kuttawa; daughter, Vivian Reed of Decatur, Ill.; and two sons, Rick Dickerson and Bill Dickerson, both of Decatur, Ill.; two step-sons, William Vick of Paducah and Gailen Vick of Saratoga Springs, Utah; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Corine Bragdon Doyle, and one son, Gary Dickerson.
Funeral services were Friday at Myers Funeral Home Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial was at McMurray Chapel Cemetery.


August 18, 2011

Belt
Billy E Belt, Sr., 73, of Marion, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Health Services in Salem.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of St. William Catholic Church in Marion.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn; three sons, Billy, Jr. of New Tazewell, Tenn., Jeffrey and wife Patricia of Richmond, Ky.; and Kenneth and wife Debbie of Louisville; a daughter, Lori and husband Albert Angel of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, James "Herschel" Belt and Bobby Belt, both Marion; a sister, Louise Robinson of Marion; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ruie and Ollie Mae Glore Belt; a brother, James Jr. "Buddy"; and two sisters, Doris McDonald and Faye Belt.
A funeral mass was held Saturday at St. William Catholic Church.
Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Browning
Susanne Browning, 64, of Marion died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at her home in Marion.
She attended Deer Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving is her son, Chris Browning of Marion; brother, Bobby Morgan of Clarksville, Tenn; sister, Tammy Nance of Madisonville; and longtime companion, Jerry Stone of Marion.
She was preceded in death by a son, Frankie Dean Browning; husband of 27 years Frankie Leroy Browning; parents, Charles Calvin and Dorothy Beatrice Morgan; and brother, Charles Ray Morgan.
Services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society, 504 N. Main St., Marion, KY 42064.

Buchanan
Kenneth Wayne Buchanan, 59, of Marion died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Marion. Buchanan was an iron worker and veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Walker Buchanan of Marion; two sons, Billy Buchanan of Nebo and Kris Buchanan of Marion; two daughters, April Sabates of Hobart, Ind., and Jessica Almon of Marion; his father, Coleman Buchanan of Waverly; a brother, Paul Buchanan of Marion; two sisters, Sherri Clements of Waverly and Anita Davenport of Providence; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his mother, Billie June Travis Buchanan; and one brother.
Services were Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Murray officiating. Burial was at Bells Mines Cemetery.

Gass
Charles A. Gass, 83, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at Crittenden County Health And Rehabilitation Center.
He was an electrical engineer and a U.S. Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. Gass also played baseball with Marion Independents, or sometimes called the Red Sox, of the Twin States League.
He is survived by two sons, Claude Gass of Marion and Richard Gass of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Wanda Sue Shewmaker of Marion; two grandchildren; three nieces, Amber, Jessica and Arianna "Angel" Hodge, all of Marion; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frazier and Fleta Champion Gass.
Private funeral services were held with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery.

Murphy
Earl Edward Murphy, 84, of Princeton died Saturday, Aug. 13, at his home following a short illness.
He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of Second Baptist Church in Princeton and member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Murphy of Princeton; three sons, Jerry Murphy of Paducah, Jeffrey Murphy and wife Melissa of Princeton, and Nathan Edward Murphy of Evansville, Ind.; one daughter, Judy Farris of Washington, D.C.; one step-daughter, Teresa Mathis and husband Ronnie of Benton; 13 grandchildren, Brandi Wesmolan, Danielle Wesmolan, Daniel Wesmolan II, Chris Mathis, Daschia Murphy, Jeremy Murphy and wife Heather, Micah Farris, Isaac Farris, Samatha Whiteledge, Regan Earl Murphy, Ryan Tilar, Edward Murphy, Sharee and Cheyenne Lemerand; four great-grandchildren, Elexis Wesmolan, Bryce White, JaiBre Cozart and Daniel Wesmolan III; two brothers, Bedford "Buddy" Murphy and wife Shirley of Sylvester, Ga., and James "Jimmy" Murphy of Eddyville; and one sister, Francis Thompson of Lyon County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Mable Merrick Murphy; one son, Dale Murphy; one daughter, Tina Murphy; one brother, Carl Murphy; and one sister, Mozelle.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., today (Thursday) at the Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Willard Walls officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m., with military rites at Kentucky Veterans West Cemetery in Hopkinsville.

Collins
Roy Arville Collins, 84, of Marion died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by three sons, Arville Collins of Marion; Steve Collins of Clay, and William Collins of Marion; one brother, Bill Collins of Marion; one sister, Ruth Alvey of Morganfield; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Watson Collins and two brothers, Arthur and Seldon Collins.
Funeral services were Friday at Myers Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial was in Repton Cemetery.

Kayse
Wilbur Allen Kayse, 89, of Burna died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
He was a member of the Salem Masonic Lodge No. 81 and a 32nd degree Mason. He also served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Louise Kayse; one son, Curtis and wife Martha of Salem; one daughter, Jean and husband Tommy Hosick of Burna; three grandchildren, Kimberly and husband Randy Gray of Burna, Scott A. and wife Teresa of Marion, and Karla and husband Calhoun Mark of Paducah; five great-grandchildren, Kobin B. and wife Rachel Gray, Jed Gray, Silas Gray, Parker Kayse and Lance Kayse; one niece and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and his parents, Spencer and Lemma Millis Kayse.
Funeral services were Friday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bro. Junior Deason officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Masonic Lodge No. 81, in care of Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.
Online condolences may be left at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Keller
Dearest Baby, please know that you are loved.
Jonas Roman Keller, cherished infant son of Mike and Lee Ann Keller was stillborn at 11:40 p.m., Aug. 1, 2011 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 10 ounces and was 10 inches long.
A private baptismal was conducted at Norton Hospital on Aug. 2, by Rev. Wayne Garvey. Memorial services were held at Marion United Methodist Church on Aug. 7 with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating. Though he never spent any time with us, he touched many of our lives.
Survivors include his parents, Mike and Lee Ann Keller of Salem; big brother Gabe, 5; big sisters, Kate, 8 and Deborah, 22; uncles, Ben Grainger, Joe and wife Carol Keller; maternal grandparents Richard and Carolyn Grainger; paternal grandmother Ruth Keller; maternal great-grandparents Franklin and Dorothy Stalion; and the many aunts, uncles and cousins of Mike and Lee Ann.
He was greeted in heaven by his grandfather, Bayne Keller.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The World Our Parish (Steve and Pam English’s Children’s Home in Guatemala), P.O. Box 194, Wilmore, KY 40390 or Faith Christian School (Jonas Keller Scholarship Fund), P.O. Box 527, Salem, KY 42078.
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Watts
Mary Susan "Sue" Watts , 89, of the Flewellyn community in Springfield Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab in Marion.
She is survived by three daughters, Jacquilla and husband Wallace Norman of Kansas City, Kans., Linda Kay Bagwell of Greebrier, Tenn., and Patsy Sue and husband David Winn of Marion; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson M. "Shorty" Watts.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Robertson County Funeral Home in Springfield with Tim Harris officiating. Interment followed in Memorial Gardens in Springfield.

Newcom
Lucille Newcom, 91, of Marion passed away Monday Aug. 15, 2011, at the Crittenden County Health and Rehab Center.
She is survived by two sons, James and Norman Newcom, both of Marion; one daughter, Evelyn Hayse of Marion; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ola Walker Newcom; husband Austin Newcom; and one son, Robert Newcom.
Services will be held 2:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


Aug. 11, 2001

Bugg
J.D. "Tucker" Bugg, 73, of Fredonia died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 in Marion after a short illness.
He was a farmer and former director of Fredonia Valley Bank for 27 years. He was supervisor of the Caldwell County Conservation Board and was a member of Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Bugg is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda Vinson Bugg; his mother, Evangeline Polk Bugg, of Fredonia; a son, Brent Bugg and wife Chris of Eddyville; a daughter, Kelly Walker and husband Jed of Kuttawa; a brother, Bill Bugg of Williamsburg, Ky.; four grandsons, Daniel Bugg, Alex Bugg, Ramsey Walker and Jack Walker; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Martin, and his father, John Dan Bugg, Sr.
Funeral services were Monday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton, with the Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, in care of Sharon Wigginton, 3121 Ky. 902 E., Fredonia, KY 42411 or Eddyville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 214 Jenkins Road, Eddyville, KY 42038.
Online condolences my be sent from MorgansFuneralHome.com.

Irish
Col. (Ret.) Kenneth Maurice Irish, III, 55, of Leesburg, Va., died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Army in 2004 after 26 years of distinguished service. Irish was the CEO and President of Silent Partner Services, LLC.
Surviving are his daughter, Bailey Irish, of Leesburg, Va.; wife, Stephanie Herran Irish, of Leesburg, Va., formerly of Marion; two sons, Benjamin Irish and wife Stacey of Cunningham, Tenn., and Jacob Irish of Clarksville, Tenn; his parents, Kenneth Irish, Jr. and Margaret Nies Irish, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a brother, Dennis Irish of Chelsea, Mich,, and Timothy Irish of Goodview, Va.; two sisters, Susan Clayborn and Laura Irish, both of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Raegan and Sydney Irish.
Funeral services were Aug. 6 at Louden Funeral Chapel in Leesburg, Va. Interment with full military honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Night Stalker Association, 11304 Bell Station Road, Oak Grove, KY 42262.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com

Williamson
Edna Louise Williamson, 80, of Boonville, Ind., died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital.
Williamson was born in Crittenden County. She earned a Qualified Medical Assistant Certification from Evansville Business College and cared for Alzheimer’s patients. She was a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Melinda Vaughn-Bisch and husband Jim of Keller, Texas, Melissa Daugherty and husband Tim of Newburgh, Ind., and Patti Savage and husband Christopher of Carmel, Ind.; two sisters, Rena Mae Beshears of Marion and Faye Heneisen of Evansville; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Vanhooser of Evansville; seven grandchildren, Heather Buchanan, Brent Vaughn, Nikolos Biber, Samantha and Brooklyn Daugherty and Hannah and Aidan Savage; and four step-children, Pam Renninger, Bonnie Hand, Kathleen Stroud and Alfred Clifford Williamson.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Stanley-Phillips; a brother, Bill Vanhooser; husband Nathan Williamson; a step-daughter, Evelyn Williamson; and her parents, William Henry and Ruth Vanhooser.
Funeral services were Aug. 8 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansville with the Rev. Everett Freels officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net.

Owens
Ann Marie Owens, 53, of Frisco, Texas, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at her home.
Owens was born in Detroit, Mich., and was a long-time employee with UBS Financial Services.
She is survived by a son, Daniel P. Owens of Frisco, Texas; a step-son, James E. Owens and wife Michelle of Smithland; her mother, Marianne McDonald Bundy of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Lynn VanGlider and husband Richard of Underwood, Ind.; Teri Bieterman and husband Thomas of San Antonio, Texas, and Lori Finnigan and husband James of Auburn Hills, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Owens; father, William P. Bundy; her brother William M. Bundy; and her great-niece, Kayla Broussard.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Father Greg Trawick officiating. Burial was at Leeper Cemetery in Tiline.
Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Green
Wanna Conetta "Neta" Green, 82, of Dycusburg died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She was a member of the Dycusburg Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Kinnis and husband Wayne of Salem; a son, Jonas "Buddy" Green and wife Pam of Waco, Texas; two sisters, Hazel Guess and husband Vernon of Kuttawa and Paulette Paddock and husband Cliff of Dycusburg; one brother, Norvel Greenlee and wife Rose of Princeton; five granddaughters, Dee Anna Kinnis of Dycusburg, Debbie Kinnis-Gonzales of Madisonville, Sara Green of Quincy, Mass., Stacy Marshall of Possom Trot and Samantha Blanc of Waco, Texas; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonas C. "J.C." Green; one sister, Patricia Thomas; and her parents Norvel and Gustava "Sis" Peek Greenlee.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., today (Thursday) at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bros. Randall Rogers and Junior Deason officiating. Burial will follow at Dycusburg Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com

Aug. 4, 2011

Dempsey
Gertrude Florence Dempsey, of 92, Marion died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Crittenden Health Systems.
She was a homemaker and member of Henshaw Christian Church in Morganfield.
Dempsey is survived by her husband, Albert Dempsey of Marion; one son, James Allen Dempsey of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Addie Price Courtney, three sisters and one brother.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling arrangements.

Brantley
Iris Ann Brantley, 72, of Princeton, died Friday, July 29, 2011 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville following a short illness.
She was a member of Southside Baptist Church of Princeton, Princeton City Council, Princeton Water and Wastewater Board and the Candlelighters Homemakers with 39 years of perfect attendance.
Brantley is survived by her husband of 52 years, Hollis Brantley of Princeton; one son, Joe Brantley and wife Stacy of Princeton; two daughters, Debbie Cash and husband Ronnie and Jeannie Jenkins and husband Mark, all of Princeton; five grandchildren, Dustin Cast and wife Ann Lauren; Brittany Johnson and husband Clay; Heather Brantley, Meagan Jenkins and Taylor Brantley; and two great-grandchildren, Cate Cash and Cash Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Sheffer, and mother Juanita Crider Freer, and one great-grandson, Kaidyn Johnson.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Southside Baptist Church in Princeton, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton. Morgan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Chappell
Charles Ronald Chappell, 74, of Paducah, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the St. Francis Medical Center Cancer Institute in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
A Mayfield native, he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cil) Toon Chappell of Paducah; daughters, L. Chappell Brisson and husband, Binkle of Melbourne, Fla., Alescia Chappell Wilson and husband Jerry of Salem; sons, Tony Chappell of Naples, Fla., Chris J. Chappell and wife Debbie of Lone Oak, Andrew Q. Chappell of New York; four sisters; a brother; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Ray Chappell; and a sister, Doris Ann Dunovan.
Funeral services are today (Thursday) at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church with the Rev. Ryan Harpoole officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Jerome Catholic Church Cemetery in Fancy Farm, Ky.

Wynn
Larneena Wynn, 80, of Eddyville died after a long illness Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Princeton Health and Rehab Center.
She was a homemaker and member of Lamasco Baptist Church in Princeton.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Lee Wynn; two daughters, Patricia Gray of Caldwell County, Lori McDowell and husband Jeff of Lyon County; two sons, Rob Wynn and wife Kimberly of Navarre, Fla., and Terry Wynn and wife Karen of Lyon County; one sister, Mattie McCarty of Ocala, Fla.; one brother, Shoney Oliver of Marion; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Joel Wynn; a granddaughter, Audra Gray; five brothers and five sisters; and her parents, Laurie Coleman Oliver and Daisy Mae Prince Oliver.
Funeral services were Friday, July 29 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Dean Ray officiating. Burial was at Friendship Cemetery.

July 28, 2011

Carlisle
John R. Carlisle, 92, of Paducah died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Lourdes hospital.
He was a member of Lone Oak United Methodist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a retired educator having served as teacher, principal and superintendent.
Carlisle was a football coach at Marion High School and played baseball for the Marion ball club in the old Twin States League.
He received a master’s degree and Rank I certification from Murray State. He was former assistant city manager at Union City, Tenn., and retired engineer at Union Carbide.
Surviving are three daughters, Joan Rhew of Graves County, Pat Shroyer of Louisville, Ohio, and Judy Perantoni of Bloomington, Ind.; a son, Marc Carlisle of Bloomington, Ind.; a sister, Ella Grace Dixon of Lone Oak; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruth Willingham Carlisle; parents, Victor Harold Carlisle and Estella Merrell Carlisle; a son, Jacky Victor Carlisle; a sister; and two brothers.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 21 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Dr. Ben Boone officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Lone Oak United Methodist Church, 3835 Old U.S. Highway 45 South, Paducah, KY 42003-5790. or Lourdes Hospice, P. O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002.

Underhill
Jean Sherer Underhill, 71, of Tolu died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
She attended Tolu Methodist Church.
Surviving are her sisters, Alma Tinsley of Fredericktown, Mo., and Mary Phillips and Donna Tinsley both of Tolu; and brothers, Guthrie Sherer and Roger Dale Tinsley of Tolu.
She was preceded in death by her son, Willie Underhill; parents, Millie and Katie Sherer; and two brothers, Kenneth and Larry Sherer.
Graveside services were Saturday, July 23, 2011 at White’s Chapel Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
McDaniel
Clarence Rex McDaniel, 67, of Princeton died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a self-employed painter, member of the VFW and member of Midway Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are his wife Helen Louise Schumacher McDaniel; a daughter, Teresa Mathis of Benton; two step-sons, Sean Schumacher of Princeton and Patrick Schumacher of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; four grandchildren, Brandi Wesmolan, Danielle Wesmolan, Daniel Wesmolan II and Chris Mathis; four great-grandchildren, Elexis Wesmolan, JaiBre Cozart, Bryce White and Daniel Wesmolan; and a sister Jean Dorris of Princeton.
Preceding him in death were six sisters, three brothers and his parents, Cordie Cook McDaniel and Camella Jones McDaniel.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 23 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Willard Walls and Rev. Mark Engler officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Dyer
Alice “Carolyn” Dyer Cook, 86, of Highland, Ind., formerly of Whiting, Ind., died Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
She was born in Marion.
Surviving are three daughters, Donna and husband Carl Hofmann of Chesterton, Ind., Kittie Dyer of Chicago, Ill., Mary Ann and husband Joe Skvara of Western Springs, Ill.; a son, Richard Dyer of Highland, Ind.; grandchildren, Greg and wife Cassi Hofmann, Meghan and husband Charles Maddox, Pete Skvara, Rachel Dyer, Matthew Dyer and Kelsey Dyer; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Emily and Molly Maddox and Michael, Riley, and Hannah Hofmann; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Alicja Szamatowicz.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert G. Dyer; a sister, Frances Mears; and a brother, Charles Cook.
A memorial service will be held from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, with a prayer service at 1:30 p.m., at Owens-Ruzich Funeral Home in Whiting, Ind.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Calumet (Ind.) Area or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Bray
Anna Ordway Bray, 75, of Louisville, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Princeton.
She was a homemaker and member of Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy and Kay; two sisters, Martha Watson of Cadiz and Nina Fritts of Marion; and a brother, Wendell Ordway of Calvert City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Lizzie Watson Ordway.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 23 Myers Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Hunter
Clinton Lowery Hunter, 66, of Marion died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Surviving are six children Jeanine Curry and Clinton Lowery Hunter Jr., both of Clarksville Tenn., Paula and Tina Hunter, both of Eddyville, Lori Gail Travis of Marion and Tyler Hunter of Benton; two sisters, Reba Kersey of Crayne and Mary Jane Lynch of Marion; three nieces, eight nephews; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward Hunter and Lillie Mae Kinnis; and a brother, Edward Garrrett Hunter.
Graveside services were Tuesday, July 26 at Deer Creek Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Runyon
Sharon Lea Runyon, 63, of Marion died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are two sons, Steve Carter of Sturgis and Greg Carter of Bloomfield, Ky., a daughter, Sara Walker of Glasgow; and a sister, Cletus Christian of Louisville; six grandchildren; and six step-children.
Runyon was preceeded in death by her husband, Donald Ray Runyon; and her parents, Roscoe and Zella Mae Portlock.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Glasgow Cemetery in Glasgow. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center Residence Fund, 201 Watson Street, Marion, KY 42064.

July 21, 2011
Brown
William “Bill” Henry Brown, 82, of Salem, formerly of Evansville, Ind., died Saturday, July 9, 2011 in Salem.
He was born in Daviess County to George Noble and Mary Blanche Brown.
He was an independent business owner with Amway Corporation for 41 years, and had been mentored by Skip Ross. He formerly was a truck driver for A&H Truck Lines in Evansville for 28 years, a driver for ASAP Transportation in Evansville and a PACS driver for Smithland Senior Center.
He was a deacon at Emmaus Baptist Church in Salem, a member of Circle of the People Native American organization in Evansville, and a member of Mantle Rock Native American Education and Culture Center of Marion.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years and best friend Stella (Butler) Brown; five children- Bill (Linda) Brown of Zion, Ill., Debbie (Bob) Mills of Henderson; Gail Krohn (Gil) Morales of Evansville; Terrie Brown of Colorado; Pam (Darren) Webster of Evansville; 11
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis Brown of Owensboro; special friends Doug (Nadine) Thomas of Salem and Gene Elpers of Evansville; and many, many others.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers, three half-brothers and a sister.
A memorial “homecoming” service will be held at Emmaus Baptist Church at 100 Emmaus Church Road in Salem at 2 p.m., on Saturday, July 23.
Memorial may be made to the William “Bill” Brown Memorial Savings Account at any branch of Fifth Third Bank.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Hardin
Kenneth T. Hardin, 95, of Hampton died Monday, July 11, 2011 at his home.
He was born Nov. 19, 1915 in Hampton, the son of H. Clyde and Lora Hardin. He graduated from Hampton High School, received a bachelor of science degree from Murray State Teachers College, and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of Kentucky.
Hardin started teaching in one-room school houses in Bayou and Birdsville. He then became principal at Smithland Elementary, and later became the agriculture teacher at the old Livingston County High School.
In June 1942, Hardin was drafted to the U.S. Army, but did not pass the physical. He was asked if he would like to work in the Cincinnati Ordinance District in Evansville, Ind., to assist in manufacturing and inspecting U.S. Army .45-caliber and .50-caliber ammunition. He completed his training at Philadelphia, Penn. Hardin was then sent to Detroit to learn to drive and inspect the Sherman tank. Before the end of World War II, he had become the resident inspector of material at the Evansville plant. At the end of World War II, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set up what was called On Farm Training for veterans who wished to farm. Hardin was the teacher for the group in North Livingston County for four years.
On Dec. 19, 1942, Hardin married the former Mary Louise Utz also of Hampton.
In 1955, he became the principal of the old Livingston County High School and later became the principal of the new Livingston Central High School in Smithland, due to the consolidation of the old high school with Salem High School in 1958. He was principal for 30 years.
Hardin was a member of the Salem Masonic Lodge #81 and Hampton United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a son, Kenny Hardin and wife Jamie of Hampton; two grandchildren, Marley Hardin Snow and husband Brandon of Paducah and MacKenzie Hardin of Hampton; a sister-in-law, Bea Hardin of Paducah; a niece; and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Utz Hardin; a sister, Maxine Ryan; a brother, Edgar M. Hardin; and his parents, H. Clyde and Lora Slayden Hardin.
Funeral services were Friday, July 15 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Mike Birk officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hampton United Methodist Church or the Hampton Cemetery c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Little
Virginia Little, 95, of Salem died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Paducah.
She was a member of Salt and Light Community Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Annette Maxfield of White Lake, Mich., Jeanette Berry and husband Jack of Brighton, Mich., Joyce Raymer and husband Edward of Ledbetter and Yelanda Woodward and husband Charlie also of Ledbetter; a son, Greg Little of Ledbetter; two half-sisters, Phyllis Johnson of Clifford, Mich., and Barbara Doom of Warren, Mich.; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 60 years, Garland Little; and second husband, H.P. Rudolph; two brothers; a sister; a half-sister; and her parents, Claude and Florence McDaniel Grimes.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 16 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Jim Glover and the Rev. Frank McCallion officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Riley
Dentis, “D.K.” “Dentley” Kerr Riley, 89, of Paducah died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at his home.
He was a member of Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church; a perpetual member of the Gold Wing Riders Association and a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are two sons, Rickey Riley and his wife Barbara of Marion and Monty Riley of Paducah; two daughters, Mona Riley Gish and her husband Michael of Owensboro and Lana Masse and her husband Robert of Paducah; a brother, William Doy Riley and his wife Margaret of Crittenden County; seven grandchildren, Dentis “DJ” Riley, Andrea Milligan, James Riley, Andrew and Erin Gish, Tyler and Taylor Masse; and two great-grandchildren, Elysee and Tanner Riley and his faithful companion Susie.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Riley; brother, Ollie Darrell Riley; and a grandson, Phillip Riley; and his parents, William Hayden and Sarah Katherine Kimsey Riley.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 16 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Joe Butler and Rev. Brent Ballowe officiating. Burial was at White’s Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to White’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Gilbert
Helen Mae Gilbert 93, died July 17, 2011 at Herrin (Illinois) Hospital.
Surviving are three sons, Mike and wife Carolyn Gilbert of Christopher, Ill., Terry and wife Sandra Gilbert of Marion, Randy and wife Becky Gilbert of Christopher; a daughter, Jeanenne and husband Charles Mazur of Christopher Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Cheryl Seidel, Bobby Gilbert, Stephen Gilbert, Keith Gilbert, Brad Gilbert, Kevin Gilbert, Britt Gilbert, Rodney Gilbert, Courtney Mazur and Trevor Mazur.
Gilbert was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Gilbert, parents, Frank Cook and Pluma (Johnson) Cook; a brother, Richard Cook; a granddaughter, Jennifer Preuss; and a grandson, Conner Gilbert.
Funeral services were Wednesday, July, 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, Ill.
Memorials may be made to CAYA or to Mulkeytown Cemetery c/o Gilbert Funeral Home, 209 N. Emma, Christopher, IL.

Duffy
Mary Ellen Duffy, 75, of Henderson died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.
She was of the Methodist faith and a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Darrell Duffy; four sons, Keith Ray Duffy of Alabama, James Steven Duffy of North Carolina and Bruce Allen Duffy and Michael Lee Duffy, both of Henderson; five brothers, LeRoy Berry of Huntingburg, Ind., Douglas Berry of Tennessee, and G.T. Berry, Ralph and Ronnie Berry, all of Union County; a sister, Rita Dempsey of Sturgis; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents George T. and Ruby Rudd Berry.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 16 at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson with Rev. Willard Knipp officiating. Burial was at Freedom Church Cemetery in Marion.

Lynn
Charles E. Lynn, 78, of Sedalia, Mo., died Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
He was born Jan. 9, 1933 in Sheridan to William Earl Lynn and Wilma Sullenger Lynn. He graduated from Tolu High School and served in the military during the Korean War. He was a member of the Sedalia Masonic Lodge #236 and was a Lutheran by faith.
Surviving are his wife Sally; three sons, Tony and Joe of Springfield, Mo., and Doug of Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters, Robbie Fritts of Morganfield and Lois Anderson of Danville; and two brothers, Bill and Fred Lynn, both of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Dorothy Wade.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 9 at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia, Mo.


July 14, 2011

Cash
John Robert Cash, 72, of Marion died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at his home.
Surviving are his wife, Edwinna Fritts Cash of Marion; daughters, Trish Milburn of Nashville, Tenn., and Mary Corey of Spokane, Wash.; two granddaughters, Megan and Rebecca Corey of Spokane.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Gilbert and Tylene Driver Cash; a son, Bobby Joe Cash; and two half-brothers.
Services were Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Lola Pentecostal Cemetery.

Rushing
Marguerite Floyd Rushing, 97, of Chicago died Friday, July 8, 2011.
She was born in Marion, the daughter of Amy Susan Floyd.
She worked for many years and retired from Kemper Insurance in 1977.
Surviving are sisters, Christine Alvey and Norma Martin, both of Evansville, Ind.; a brother-in-law, Roy Spencer Rushing and wife Lynn of Chicago; and five generations of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Rushing, who died in 1959.

Perry
Richard Willis Perry Jr., 63, of Marion died Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was a construction worker and a United States Army veteran.
Surviving are two sons, Shawn Perry of Belvidere, Ill., and Anthony Perry of Dyersburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Katrina Perry of Dyersburg and Melissa Richardson of Linden, Tenn.; a brother, William R. Perry of Belvidere; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Marge Norris Perry Sr.
Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.
Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

O’Nan
Edward O’Nan, 85, of Sturgis died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at his home.
He was a prominent Christian businessman and agriculture leader. O’Nan was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis.
Surviving are his wife, Vicki O’Nan; two daughters, Nannette Muno and husband Bill of Elburn, Ill., and Angel Cullen and husband Freddy of Sturgis; four sons, Dennis O’Nan and wife Sue of Sturgis, Dana O’Nan and wife Judy of Morganfield, David O’Nan and wife Dava of Owensboro and Wade Pride of Sturgis; a sister, Nell Blastic of Centralia. Ill.; two brothers, Charles Rhea O’Nan of Sturgis and Robert O’Nan of Albuquerque, N.M.; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and eight nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, July 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Evan Walker officiating. Burial was at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis. Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Newcom
Laverne Frances Qutermous Newcom, 85, of Louisville died Friday, July 8, 2011.
She enjoyed traveling, entertaining and playing bridge.
Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Aubrey Glenn Newcom, who grew up in Crittenden County, but moved to Louisville after serving in World War II; a daughter, Gayle Lynn Newcom; granddaughter, Grace Ann Robertson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, William L. Qutermous Jr., and William G. Stilger.
There will be a private burial with a memorial service held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hosparus of Louisville or the Alzheimer's Association.

Hopkins
Roy Hollis Hopkins, 82, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday, July 8, 2011 in Arizona.
He graduated from Shady Grove High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, LaNell; two daughters, Connie Lint of Phoenix and Kim Hopkins of Alaska; two sisters, Lula Mae Gostley of Evansville, Ind., and Nancy Rushing of Harvest, Ala.; and one granddaughter, Kaci Lint.

Chandler
Harold Keith Chandler, 47, of Sturgis died, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at his home.
Surviving are a brother, Steve Chandler of Marion; an uncle; three aunts; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph “Rube” Chandler and Mary K. Chandler.
Funeral services are at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 16 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Don Phelps officiating. Burial will be at Pythian Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call between noon and 3 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Sturgis.

July 7, 2011

Williams
Evelyn Sue Williams, 71, of Marion, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, J.B. Williams of Marion; two sisters, Carrie McClure of Marion and Pauline Lee of Eddyville; four brothers, Paul DeBoe Jr., Larry DeBoe, Donald DeBoe and Robert DeBoe, all of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Sadie Wheeler DeBoe.
Graveside services were Thursday, June 30 at Freedom Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Porter and Rev. Wayne Winters officiating.
Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bebout
Mrs. Anna Grace Bebout, 77, of Bartlett, Tenn., died Monday, June 27, 2011 in Bartlett.
She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Lori Ann Howard and Alison Garcia; a son, Kevin and wife Megan Bebout; a sister, Ruth McElhaney; and five grandchildren, Drew Benson, Daniel Howard, Amber Bebout, Avery Garcia and Ashley Garcia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel Bebout.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 2 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Phillips
Dorothy “Dottie Sue” Daughtrey Phillips, 88, died at 12:05 a.m., Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
She was born and raised in Crittenden County and was a 1940 graduate of Marion High School. She was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Phillips Clayton, of Nashville, Tenn., and Laura Phillips Pace and husband Chris of Lexington; a son, Stuart Phillips and wife Donna of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two grandsons, Garrett Phillips of Denver, Colo., and Stuart Pace of Lexington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. “Bob” Phillips; her parents, Ray and Addie Daughtrey, a sister; and a brother.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 2 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Hardin
Mary Louise Hardin, 93, of Hampton, died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a member of Hampton United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Kenneth T. Hardin; a son, Kenny Hardin and wife Jamie of Hampton; two grandchildren, Marley Hardin Snow and husband Brandon of Paducah and MacKenzie Hardin of Hampton; and several nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Gerding; and her parents, George and Naomi Utz.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 3 at Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Mike Birk officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.

Creel
Dianne L. Creel, 68, of Smithland died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
Surviving are one son, Gregory Davis of Denver, Colo; two daughters, Thyra Futrell and Chayla Hamilton, both of Benton; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother.
She was preceded in death by a son, William Davis Jr.; a brother; and her parents, Robert and Dovie Hill.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 5 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Cary Cowell officiating.

Crockett
J.C. Crockett, 73, of Marion died Friday, July 1, 2011 at his home.
He was a retired manager of several local gas companies. Crockett was a member of the Marion Church of God, Gideons International, Bigham Masonic Lodge F&AM 256 and the Marion Fire Department. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Surviving are his wife, Francis Lou Crockett of Marion; a son, Stan Crockett of Marion; daughter, Carla C. Burton of Campbellsville; a brother, Charles Crockett of Evansville, Ind.,; a sister, Shirley Johnson of Richland; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Denmon and Ruth Gamblin Crockett.
Funeral services were Wednesday, July 6 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Masonic services were held at the funeral home. Burial was at the IOOF Cemetery of Madisonville where military rites were conducted.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Tabor
Helen May Tabor, 76, of Salem died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart, Ind.
She was a member of Burna Missionary Baptist Church and Eastern Star.
Surviving are four children, Marie O’Brien of Hobart, Ind.; Nancy Guess and her husband Terry of Salem; Larry Tabor and Vickie Archer of Paducah; and David Tabor and his wife Kelli of Hobart, Ind.; a sister, Rita Perkins of Jonesborgh, Tenn.; father-in-law, Marvin Singleton of Salem; sister-in-law, Carol Skog and her husband Bob; grandchildren Misty Dowdle and her husband Ken, Lisa, Michael and Theresa Sobczak and Aaron Ridgeway, Kelli Fifer and her husband Bryan, Chad Guess and his wife Amanda; Ethan Guess, Krystal Blocker and her husband Wade, Ashley and Casey “KC” Tabor, Blake Tabor, Amber Thomas and her husband Gary and Zachary Warren; and great-grandchildren Aaron, Taylor, Kyra, Kassady, Kaden. Alex, McKinzie, Collin, Jeydan, Miley, Kynlie, Kaylee and Lexy.
She was preceded in death by her husband James “Junior” Tabor; two sons, Bobby and Everett Tabor; a sister, Irene Burbaker; two brothers, Zane and Jack Church; and her parents, Elija and Nancy Harmon Church.
Funeral services were Wednesday, July 6 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. John Taylor and Rev. Harold Rittenberry officiating. Burial was at New Union Cemetery.

Cloyd
Virginia Cloyd, 80 of Princeton died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Cloyd was a member of Salem Methodist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Margaret Cloyd of Princeton; a sister-in-law, Mary Cloyd of Princeton; three nieces, Ann Walker of Kuttawa, Brenda Satterfield of Princeton and Tracy Beach of Paducah; two nephews, Rick Cloyd of Paducah and Greg Cloyd of Hutson, Ohio; nine great-nieces and nephews; and three great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Glee Fox; two brothers, Thomas Lee Cloyd and Millard Hume Cloyd; and her parents, Burr T. and Winnie Hume Cloyd.
Funeral services were Monday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
June 30, 2011

Thomas
Sarah E. Thomas, 32, of Salem died June 20, 2011.
She was the daughter of Raymond “Ricky” and Pattie Sawchick Price and was preceded in death by her biological father, Randy Reynolds.
Surviving are three children, Christopher Marshall of Salem, Amandalynn Thomas of Lone Oak and Hunter Barton of Paducah; two sisters, Lisa Russell and January English, both of Paducah; uncle and aunt, Scott and Teresa Price of Marion; an aunt, Diana Peek of Marion; grandmother, Carol Hardin of Lola; two nieces; two nephews; a grand-nephew and numerous cousins in western Kentucky.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 2 at Creekside Baptist Church in Crittenden County near Salem with Rev. Roger Holloman officiating.
Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sexton
Willa Jean Sexton, 75, of the Joy community died Friday, June 24, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, David Franklin Sexton; three sons, Keeven Sexton of Paducah, Greg Sexton of Ledbetter and Wesley Sexton of Joy; a daughter, Debbie Wright of Marion; seven grandchildren, Daren Sexton, Adam Wright, Nichole Sexton, Christa Edmonds, David A. Sexton, Adrianna Sexton and Zayn Sexton; a brother, Gary Ivy of Illinois and a sister, Janice Ivy of Salem.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Ronald Sexton; a brother, Defas Ivy; and her parents, James and Tressie Curnel Ivy.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bro. Tim Fouts officiating. Burial was at New Union Cemetery.

Thompson
Samuel David Thompson, 87, of Marion died Saturday, June 23, 2011 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a retired auto parts manager, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Presbyterian Church at Tracy City, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank P. and Lula Bennett Thompson.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Thompson of Marion; a son, Phillip S. Thompson of Augusta, Ga.; a daughter, Shirley Ann Thompson of East Ridge, Tenn.; two brothers, Bobby Frank Thompson and Jack Thompson, both of Tracy City, Tenn.; a sister, Ann Page of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Sunday, June 26 at Rushing Cemetery in Crittenden County. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edwards
Melody R. Edwards, 53, of Marion died Saturday, June 25 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Surviving are two daughters, Joanna Peters and Jennifer Gray, both of Princeton; three grandchildren, Victoria Gray, Kristen Gray and Sara Gray; three brothers, Jimmy Edwards of Marion, Frank Cole of Dycusburg and Joe Cole of Louisville; three sisters, Mary Travis and Dena Sunderland of Marion and Lisa Cole of Dycusburg; and step-father, Joe Cole of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother Jimmy Edwards and Mildred Wood Edwards Cole.
Graveside services were Tuesday, June 28 at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Rev. James Gray officiating. Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements.

June 23, 2011

Chittenden
George Louis Chittenden, 88, of the Joy community died Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
He was born in Livingston County and lived there his entire life. He served in World War II and he farmed his entire life until he handed the farming operation off to his boys. He was an avid coon hunter, fisherman and trapper.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Christine (Driver); nine children, including sons, Paul Wayne and wife Jewel of Burna, Mickey and wife Connie of Burna, Robert and wife Linda, Terry, Johnny and Timmy and wife Sabrina, all of Joy; daughters, Linnie Tinsley and husband Jimmy of Cottage Grove, Tenn., and Cathy Curnel of Joy; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Chittenden was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Linnie (Mitchell) Chittenden; a son, Greg Chittenden; two brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral services were Friday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Bennie Chandler officiating. Burial was at Goodhope Cemetery.

Kraft
Martha Jewell Kraft, 87, of Pembroke, Ky., formerly of Marion, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Pembroke Nursing Home.
Surviving are a cousin, Linda Gilland of Fredonia; and nephew, Ben Pryor of Bowling Green.
Graveside services were Saturday, June 18 at Frances Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

York
Ronnie York, 60, of Princeton died June 15, 2011 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. He was a retired loan manager and member of the American Legion, VFW and Eagles organizations.
Surviving are a son, Jonathon Chase York of Princeton; a daughter, Martha Renee Smith of Mountain View, Mo.; a brother, Donnie York of Nashville; a sister, Shelby Jean Croft of Marion; seven grandchildren; and his long-time friend and companion, Ellen Napier of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby and Iva Nell Nesbitt York; and his former wife, Pat Farley York.
Services were held Tuesday, June 21 at the American Legion in Princeton.
June 16, 2011

Linzy
Lafe Kenneth Linzy, 86, of Marion died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Inez Linzy of Marion; seven children, Darrell and wife Julia Linzy of Marion. Donna and husband Larry Haire of Marion, Danny and wife Debbie Linzy of Carmi, Ill., Marlon and wife Vicki of Henderson Ky., Phyllis and husband Tony O'Neal of Marion, Rita and husband Mike Templeton of Clay and Deitra and husband Kurt Beavers of Marion; three sisters, Juanita Green of Lyon County; Betty June Young of Marion, Mary LeFan of Marion, 23 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Linzy was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Vada Linzy; and three brothers Jerry, Hoover and Roger Linzy.
Funeral services were Monday, June 13 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Military services were presented at graveside at Mapleview Cemetery.

Stalion
Kathryn Stalion, 94, of Hobart, Ind., died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Southlake Methodist Hospital.
She was born April 10, 1917 in Marion to Nancy and John Beard, who preceded her in death.
She resided in Marion until she moved to northwest Indiana in 1961.
Surviving are three sons, James E. Stalion of Valparaiso, Ind., John W. Stalion and Jack L. Stalion, both of Hobart, Ind.; two daughters, Virginia H. Ordway of Goodland, Ind., Patricia K. and husband Paul Zbyrowski of Hobart; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Stalion in 1971; a grandson, Douglas Ordway; two brothers; four sisters; daughters-in-law, Mary and Karen Stalion; and son-in-law, Hollis Ordway.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 14 at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with Rev. Bob Burton officiating. Burial was at Calumet Park Cemetery.

McGowan
Hazel McGowan, 88, of Fredonia died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Fredonia First Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Surviving is her husband, Stanley McGowan; two daughters, Becky Yancy and husband Larry of Crayne and Linda Howton and husband Barry of Eddyville; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn Ausenbaugh of Princeton.
She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne McGowan; two sisters, Louise Ladd and Juanita Milton; and her parents, Shellie and Dollie Yates Milton.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 14 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Kyle Noffsinger officiating. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 11700 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 500, Louisville, KY 40299.

June 9, 2011

Williams
Truman Williams, 97, of Marion died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
He was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Carrsville Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are a son, Ray Williams of Sacramento, Calif.; seven daughters, Shirley Essertier of Culpepper, Va.; Kaye Jones of Smithland, Helen Watson, Judy Faught, Gerri Johnson, Barbara Browning and Debbie Summers, all of Marion; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ocie Evelyn Williams; two daughters, Betty Flowers and Louise Turley; a brother; a grandson, Dustin Summers; and his parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Reynolds Williams.
Funeral services were Friday, June 3 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Rev. Russ Davidson officiating. Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery. Masonic rights were conducted on Thursday, June 2 at Boyd Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Fund c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Crawford
Jerry Lynn Crawford, 54, of Paducah died Saturday, June 2 at Lourdes Hospital.
A native of Salem, he retired as a chemical operator from Air Products, was a member of O.C.A.W. Union, and attended Southland Baptist Temple.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Bonnie Patterson Crawford; his mother, Mary Lowery Crawford of McKenzie, Tenn.; a son, Nate Crawford; a grandson, Dylan Crawford; a brother, James Crawford and wife Sharon of Salem; a sister, Mary Nolan of McKenzie, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his father, James H. Crawford; and two sisters, Norma Jean Crawford and Dottie Bacon.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 7 at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Dr. Harold Council and Rev. Topper Council officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Shewmaker
Danny Lee Shewmaker, 54, of Valparaiso, Ind., died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Porter Portage Hospital Campus.
He was born March 27, 1957 in Salem to Arthur and Sheila (Erwin) Shewmaker.
Shewmaker worked as a steelworker at NLMK Indiana formerly Beta Steel.
Surviving are his wife Carol (Vance) Shewmaker; sons, Chad and wife Amanda Shewmaker of Portage, Ind.; Jason and wife Nicole Shewmaker of Valparaiso; a daughter, Amber Shewmaker of Portage; a grandchild, Preston Shewmaker; his parents, Arthur and Sheila Shewmaker of Lake Station, Ind.; a brother, Gary Shewmaker of Portage; sisters, Karen Shewmaker of Portage and Sharon Shewmaker of DeMotte, Ind.; and four nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 21 at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel with Bro. Bill Barrow officiating. Burial was at Heritage Cemetery in Portage
Memorials may be made to the family.

Riley
Elizabeth Foster Riley, 93, of Eddyville, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at the home of her son in Eddyville.
She was a home economics teacher for over 37 years, teaching in various school systems, retiring from Lyon County School System in 1974.
She was a member of Kuttawa United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Connie Riley of Eddyville; a granddaughter, Carson Riley of Princeton; five step-grandchildren, Clara Ames, Nathan Ames, Trinna Buntin, Tonya Franklin and Jamie Murphy; four step-great-grandchildren, Clayton, Avery, Riley and Calvin; and a nephew, Charles Foster of LaCenter.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Black; her second husband of 50 years, James W. Riley; a son, Paul Riley; two brothers, Robert B. Foster and Charles D. Foster; a nephew, Wayne Foster; and her parents, Robert Lucas Foster and Mary Burnley Foster.
Services were Monday, June 6, 2011 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Jesse Johnson officiating. Burial was at Kuttawa Cemetery in Kuttawa.
Memorials may be made to Paul Riley Scholarship Fund, c/o Fredonia Valley Bank, P.O. Box 135, Fredonia, KY 42411; Kuttawa Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 123, Kuttawa, KY 42055 or the Kuttawa United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 78, Kuttawa, KY 42055.

June 2, 2011

James
Denver Perry James, 87, of Marion died Monday, May 23, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a retired veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. James was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Bigham Lodge 256 F&AM.
Surviving are his wife, Viola K. James; three sons, Randall Perry James, Jeff and wife June James and Patrick and wife Debbie James, all of Marion; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Artha Felker James; and a grandson.
Funeral services were Friday, May 27 with full military rites at the Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial was at the church cemetery. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James
Harold Wayne James, 76, of Frances died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at his home.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Ruby Long James.
Graveside services were Saturday at Mapleview Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Faulkner
Dr. Baird R. Faulkner, 58, of Old Hickory, Tenn., died Saturday, May 21, 2011.
He practiced orthodontics in Hermitage and Lebanon, Tenn., serving patients for 20 years.
He was raised in Salem, attended college at the University of Kentucky, dental school at the University of Mississippi and received his orthodontic degree at the University of Louisville. He was an active member of Hermitage United Methodist Church for nearly 20 years.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 24 at Hermitage United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Black officiating. Burial was at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Janie Jernigan Faulkner; daughters, Lane and husband Dan Rosecrans and Mary Faulkner; grandson, Jackson Rosencrans; sisters, Beverly Wallace and Kay Story; brothers, John Faulkner and Fred Faulkner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Roscoe and Gladys Faulkner.
Memorials may be made to the Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville, 1721 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.

Prowell
Bonnie Mae Brown Prowell, 84, of Marion died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Suburban Hospital in Louisville.
She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving is her daughter, Gail Prowell Fowler of Kuttawa; step-brothers, Bruce McEuen of Princeton and Randall McEuen of Hobart, Ind.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlen Prowell; sons, Steve and Jerry Prowell; father, Fred Brown; mother, Lela Watson Brown Sisk; two brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services were Sunday, May 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Rowland Cemetery.

Gibbs
Robert Conway Gibbs, 88, of Mathews County, Va., died May 12, 2011. He was born in Salem on March 25, 1923.
Gibbs retired with the rank of Command Sergeant Major after 30 years of combined service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. He joined United Technologies Corporation in 1973, and retired in 1986.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Betty Jo Bowman Gibbs; and a son-in-law, Samuel T. Gray.
Surviving are his daughter, Sharron Gray of Mathews County, Va.; a grandson, three granddaughters, five great-granddaughters; and four great-grandsons.
Graveside services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home in Mathews, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

York
Evelyn York, 97, of Princeton died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at her home.
She was born March 3, 1914 in Crittenden County.
York was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Princeton.
Surviving are a son, Richard York and wife Jan of Caldwell County; three daughters, Charlotte Lane and husband Glenn, Sue Cotton and husband Bobby and Jenny Bowers and husband Jerry, all of Caldwell County; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; a step-granddaughter and two step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie York; her parents, Starling and Isabelle Adams; five brothers, Homer, Joe, Clearance, Erneast and Ray Adams; a sister, Margaret Adams; a step-son, Charles York; and a granddaughter, Donne Fox.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 1 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Tommy Tackett and Rev. Ronnie Fox officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

May 26, 2011 Issue

Hatfield
James T. Hatfield, 68, of Marion died May 17, 2011 from complications of a Neurodegenerative disease.
He was a 1961 graduate of Crittenden County High School. He continued his education at Eastern Kentucky University earning a degree in chemistry and biology and further advanced his education with a degree in pharmacy from Samford University. He was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church.
Hatfield returned to Marion in 1971 and became a partner in City Drug Company. For over 20 years he managed the Crittenden Hospital pharmacy and finished his career as the manager of the Morganfield Walmart Pharmacy. During his lifetime, Hatfield served on numerous boards and committees, as well as professional and civic organizations. Most notably, he was the charter president of the Crittenden County Lions Club and spearheaded the beginning of the Crittenden County Fair, serving as fair board chairman for 28 years. Hatfield worked with several other community leaders having the vision to create the Marion-Crittenden County Park by obtaining grants and funds for the real estate and he served as park board chairman from 1978 to 1988. He served several terms on the Marion City Council starting in 1987. Hatfield also served on the board of directors for Farmers Bank and Trust Company in Marion until retirement in 2009.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Bonita Mattingly; two sons, J. Carl Hatfield and Jason T. Hatfield of Marion; three siblings, Linda and husband Jim McCormick of Lexington, Mary Catherine Hatfield of Cythiana, Ky., and Richard and wife Dee Anna Hatfield of Louisville; and two grandchildren, Jaxon and Hattie Hatfield of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. Hatfield Sr. and Alma Richardson Hatfield; and an infant brother, David.
Funeral services were at Marion United Methodist Church Friday, May 20 with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the James and Bonita Hatfield Family Endowment for Crittenden County students to attend Madisonville Community College. Memorials should be made to Madisonville Community College with the memo: Hatfield Endowment c/o John Peters, MCC Advancement, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431.

Martin
Mina P. (Brantley) Martin, 97, of Providence died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
She was born Aug. 1, 1913 near Blackford. During World War II, she worked for Republic Aviation, helping build aircraft for the war effort. She had attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and had worked at the Broadway School in Providence for more than 20 years.
Surviving are four children, Norma J. Walker of Henderson; Richard D. Martin and wife Pam of Newburgh, Ind., Clarence R. Martin Jr. and wife Patricia of Providence and James F. Martin and wife Lana Jo of Providence; 10 grandchildren, Phyllis, John, Joelle, Rebecca, James Robert, Jennifer, Clarence R. III, Stacy, Abby and Bethny; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Nellie DeHaven Brantley; her husband, Clarence “Chick” R. Martin Sr., and her sister, Freda Woodward.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 21 at Melton Funeral Home in Providence with Rev. Chad Hensley officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery near Blackford.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Shouse
Melva Shouse, 90, of Lola died Friday, May 20, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Pleasant Grove General Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of the Lola community.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda Padon of Salem; a step-son, Paul Glen Shouse of Carrsville; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William “Buck” Sefrit; her second husband, Ben Shouse; four brothers; a sister; and her parents, Herman and Nettie Vaughn Croft.
Funeral services were Sunday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial was at Lola Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove General Baptist Church, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Millikan
Ed Millikan, 82, of Clarkston, Mich., died Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
He was retired from General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are his daughter, Barbara and husband Robert Johnson; sons, Gary and wife Myra Millikan, Larry and wife Berylann Millikan and Randy Millikan; seven grandchildren, Lisa, Nikole, Scott, Cory, Kyle, Jordan and Josie; and a great-grandchild, Parker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delcie.
Funeral services were Friday, May 20 at Coats Funeral Home in Waterford, Mich.

Jacobs
Aria “Bobbi” Jacobs was born March 13, 1962, to Roy and Aria Givens. She was not only a joy to be around, but she brought joy where ever she went. She and Mike met at Carrsville Baptist Church and fell head over heels in love. They were soon married, and for several years traveled doing mission work and preaching the gospel. Ten years had passed when God blessed them with their first child, Jerusha, which Bobbi had been told she could never have. He continued blessing and gave them Jeremiah and Jonathon. Not only were they blessed with their own children, but all the nieces and nephews refer to her as "my aunt Bobbi."
She is known by traits like: Home schooling her children, teaching them Christian characteristics and Godly principles, sharing advice and teaching others cooking skills and how to can vegetables. She was an example to everyone she came in contact with. The last couple of years, she used her own personal loss to strengthen and help others.
This lady is a very special person and she is our sister. We will always love and miss her, as will many others. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Mike Jacobs of Marion; three beautiful children, Jerusha, 12, Jeremiah, 10, and Jonathon, 8; her mother, Arla Givens; six sisters, Sally Shuecraft of Salem, Milly (Doyce) Suits also of Salem, Pam (Steve) Novel of Normal, Ill., Donna (Allen) Baird of Ellsworth, Ill. Cherrie (Charlie) Baker of Bloomington, Ill., and Debbie (Roger) Ryburn also of Bloomington; two brothers, Billy (Tammy) Givens of Salem and Roy (Laura) Givens of Burna; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Givens; a brother, Buddy Wagoner; and two nephews, Joshua Baird and Jason Crutcher.
Bobbi left this old world at 2:25 p.m., on Monday, May 16, 2011 Heaven bound. Visitation was at 4 p.m., for the family and Wednesday, May 18 at 5 p.m., to 9 p.m. for the public. Her funeral was at 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 19 at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Morrow, Rev. Donnie Howton and Rev. Michael Durham officiating.
May 19, 2011 Issue


Cozart
Funeral services for Derrick Cozart, 45, of Marion are at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation is from 11 a.m., unitl the funeral hour.
Derrick was gifted to this world on Oct. 18,1965 in Humboldt, Tenn. He went on to be raised in Marion, which was his home. Our Sovereign Father rescued him from a taxing battle with chronic illnesses on the morning of May 13, 2011. Derrick was raised in the tender, loving care of his late father and mother, the beloved Charles and Eva Hill. He was also preceded in death by his parent, James Wallace, and grandmother, Pauletta Hill.
Derrick was a man of God who gave his life to Christ at an early age. As a longtime member of Marion Freewill Baptist, Derrick never passed up an opportunity to share the elaborate and sincere testimony of God’s goodness and of his faith in an unfailing Savior.
While attending high school in Crittenden County, Derrick was known as a formidable force on the football field. His family and others recognize him as the original inspiration for the now three generations of tough and talented defensive linemen that proudly dawn the jersey No. 74. Following high school, Derrick attended Morehead State University, where he also joined the football program as well as ROTC. In his next station of life, Derrick went on to work at Earl C. Clements Job Corps for many years. Following this, he was employed at the Eddyville Correctional Institution.
While his health and opportunity allowed, Derrick continued to work and provide for his family whom he loved with no limits or reserve. Faith, family, friends, and fellowship were the cornerstones of his life.
Left to cherish his messages and memories are two children, Joseph Brookes and Raven Samone Cozart; a grandson, Rashuan Cozart; siblings, Spencer (Geraldine), Jacqueline, Stephon (Heather), David (Nekesha) and Angela; Nicole Brookes; 14 nieces and nephews, Jasmine, Amber, Sydney, Joshua, Jillian, Jessica, Breanna, Stephon Jr., Raymond, Kynedi, Xavier, Zachary, Destiny, Dalen; five great-nieces and nephews- JaiBre, Jaylea, Jorian, Amauri and Avery; paternal uncles and aunts, Bob (Janice), Bill (Tanya), Betty, Mary (Roy), Carolyn (Richard) and Tony Hill; maternal uncles and aunts, Dorothy Armour, Jimmy (Kathy), Mammie, John Arthur (Susan), Richard Jr. (Ernestine), Robert (Terri), Rev. Myron Donald (Angela); special friends, the Benton Family; a confidant, Tanner, Alicia; and finally a host of extended family members and friends.
While all that knew him will forever miss his benevolent heart and unique personality, his place in eternal Glory is greatly appreciated.
(paid obituary)

McKinley
Billy W. McKinley 71, of Marion died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at his home.
Surviving are his wife June McKinley of Marion; a brother, Robert McKinley of Fla.; two sisters, Sarah Hollis and Faye Conger, both of Marion; two sons, Charles Riley McKinley of Sturgis and Christopher Wayne McKinley of Marion; a daughter, Donna Jo Rushing of Marion; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
McKinley was preceded in death by his parents, Emerson Riley McKinley, and Geneva Lynn; and a son, Billy McKinley Jr.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 14 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery.

Stalion
Mary Lou Stalion, 82, of Marion died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at her home.
She was a member of Marion United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Hunt of Marion; sons, Steve Stalion of Lakeland, Fla., and Skip Stalion of Marion; a brother, Charles Hughes of Pioneer, Calif.; sisters, Anna Maier of Marion, Ruth “Mickey” Hughes of Huntsville, Ala., Geraldine Beavers of Marion and Shirley Small of Marion; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Stalion; son, Danny Stalion; parents, Robert and Ruth Hughes; and a brother.
Memorial services were Sunday, May 15 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Tabor
Steve William Tabor, 72, of Columbus, Ohio died Monday, May 9, 2011.
He was born July 1, 1938 in Marion, to John Edward and Verna Belle (Campbell) Tabor. He served in the U.S. Army in the Military Police Division at Fort Gordon, Ga.
On Sept. 5, 1959, he married Helen Elizabeth (Buff) Bundy to whom he was married for 40 years. Tabor worked at Titanium Metals Corporation until retiring in 1995 with nearly 40 years of service. He was a member of Hilltop United Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Guy Smith of Norwalk, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Heather (Vandeborne) Tabor of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Isaac, Zane and Quentin Smith and Benjamin and Jenna Tabor; sister, Mary John Caudill of Sunbury, Ohio; and four nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Floene Bonitati and Nancy Laibach Jennings.
A memorial service was held Saturday, May 14 at Hilltop United Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Ohio. Burial was to be at the Tabor Family Farm.

Hunt
Danielle Marie Hunt, 20, of Texas died Saturday, May 14, 2011.
Surviving are her parents, Donnie Hunt and Heather Hookstratten; siblings, Chase and Faith; paternal grandmother, Gloria Riviere; uncles, Mike, Ricky and Billy Hunt; aunts, Cindy, and Debbie Hunt of Covington, La.; maternal grandmother, Joanna Hookstratten of Texas; great-grandmother, Geneva Perryman of Kentucky; great-aunt, Louise Travis of Kentucky; uncles, Stanley, Mike and Jamie Perryman of Kentucky; aunts, Sherry Henderson of Ohio, Patty Gilbert of Kentucky and Sandra Libby of California.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bill Riviere.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home in Keller, Texas.
Memorials may be made to First Financial Bank, payable to Chase Hunt, 891 Keller Pkwy., 100, Keller, Texas 76248.

Jacobs
Arla Edna “Bobbie” Jacobs, 49, of Marion died Monday, May 16, 2011.
Visitation was Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., at Myers Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Burial will be at Deer Creek Cemetery.

Hatfield
Longtime Marion City Councilman James T. “Jim” Hatfield Jr., 68, of Marion died Tuesday at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Gilbert Funeral Home. The funeral will be Friday afternoon at Marion United Methodist Church. The funeral hour had not been set at press time.
May 12, 2011 Issue

Brazie
Charles Herbert Brazie, 48, of Paducah, died on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Burna.
Surviving are his mother, Bertha Brazie of Battle Creek, Mich.; two brothers, Lee Brazie Jr. of Battle Creek, Mich., and Clyde Brazie of Hartford, Mich.; and a sister, Susan Wilson also of Battle Creek.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Lee Brazie.
The family has chosen cremation. There will be no service.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Kimberlin
Mary Mildred Kimberlin, 84, of Salem, died Friday, May 6, 2011 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Joiner of Paducah; and two sons, Randal Kimberlin of Henderson and Michael Kimberlin of Burna; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five great-great-children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lee Kimberlin; a son Larry Kimberlin; a brother; three sisters; and her parents, Russell and Edna Cash Monroe.
Graveside services were Monday at Hampton Cemetery with Bro. Harold Rittenberry officiating.
Boyd Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Shiver
Iris “Shan” Shiver, 84, of Gallatin, Tenn., formerly of Marion and Wetumpka, Ala., died Sunday, May 8, 2011.
Surviving are her daughter, Hope Evangeline and husband Harry Bogner of Gallatin, Tenn.; nephews, Kein, Gary and Kim Travis; and niece Shanan Mills.
Preceding her in death were her parents, George Jackson and Iris Guess Travis; and husband, Leon C. Shiver.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m., Friday at Repton Cemetery in Marion.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Hackney
Rickey Calvin Hackney, 21, of Salem died Sunday, May 8, 2011 at his home.
Surviving are his mother, Dianne Hackney of Elizabethtown, Ill.; father, David Hackney of Salem; brothers, Justin Shields of West Virginia, Cody Hackney of Salem, Jimmy Watson of Marion and Matthew Watson of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; aunt and uncle, Monda and Jimmy D. Watson of Salem; nephews, Troy and Hunter Shields of Princeton and Dylan Watson of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and nieces, Makenzie and Maddie Jo Watson of Marion.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Union Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Rickey Hackney Memorial Fund, c/o Farmers Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 151, Marion, KY 42064.

Stalion
Mary Lou Stalion, 82, of Marion died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at her home. At press time, arrangements were incomplete at Gilbert Funeral Home.

May 5, 2011 Issue


Hodge
Jeanne Carol Hodge, 58, of Marion died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at her residence.
She had formerly served as executive director of the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce and was executive secretary for the Crittenden County Education and Technical Center and the Crittenden County Economic Development Corporation. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Harold Reggie Hodge; daughters, Amber Nicole Hodge and Jessica Lynn Hodge, all of Marion; her mother, Wanda Sue Shewmaker of Marion; and a granddaughter, Arianna Hodge of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vervil Shewmaker.
Funeral services were Sunday, May 1 at Myers Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Parker
Martyne Sivells Parker, 99, of Princeton died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah following a short illness.
She was a retired school teacher and a member of Southside Baptist Church in Princeton.
Surviving are a sister, Virginia S. Hunt of Marion; three nephews, Ronnie Sivells and wife Sandy, Tommy Sivells and wife Caroline; Stephen Hunt and wife Judy; three nieces, Sue Oliver, Judy Call and husband George, and Diane McCormick and husband John; a great-niece, Melissa K. Tabor and husband Scott, and several other great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Warden Sivells and Flora Wynn Sivells; her husband, Robert “Bob” Pipkin Parker and a brother, Clinton Sivells.
Funeral services were Monday, April 25 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Bro. Mike Jones and Bro. Ronnie Sivells officiating. Burial was at Blue Spring Cemetery in Caldwell County.

Adams
Douglas Adams, 83, of Marion died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Marion.
Surviving are his sons, John B. Adams of Vienna, Ill., and Terry and Ron Adams, both of Marion; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Sue Adams; son, Larry Adams; parents, Lewis and Myrtle Adams; and several brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were Friday, April 29 at Hurricane Cemetery in Tolu.

Long
Eddie Mac Long, 63, of Pekin, Ill., died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at his home.
He was born March 25, 1948 in Marion to Earl “Toby” and Elsie Whorton Long.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Shannon Cox of Pekin and Tobi Sondag of Manito, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Terry “Tes” Cooper of Spring Lake, Ill.; a stepson, Richard Smith of Longmont, Colo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Long of Salem; and a sister, Reta Waddey of Nashville, Tenn. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Kay Long of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Ralph “Butch” Smith; a brother, Bob Long; and three sisters, Marilyn Fennel, Donna Rammage and Judy Donaldson.
He was a member of New Covenant Church of God in rural Peoria, Ill. Long was a United States Navy veteran, serving in the Vietnam War and worked for Hoyle School Transportation for 39 years as a mechanic and driver, retiring in 2008.
Funeral services were Friday, April 29 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes and Crematory in Pekin with Pastor John Vaughn officiating. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin with military rites accorded by the United States Navy and the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Covenant Church of God, 7023 W. Schoolhouse Lane, Peoria, IL 61607.

Henson
Robert Eugene Henson, 69, of Burna died Saturday, April 30 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He was born in Paducah and was retired from the Illinois Central Railroad as a conductor. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a sister, Margaret Liedecker of Godfrey, Ill.; a son, a granddaughter; two grandsons; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Henson Sr. and Annie M. Henson; three brothers; a sister; and a daughter.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 3 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. John East officiating. Burial was at Cothron Cemetery.

Richardson
Velma Ruth Richardson, 92, of Marion died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker and of the Presbyterian faith.
Surviving are four daughters, Betty McDowell, Shelby Collins and Shelia Richardson, all of Marion; Carol Hedrick of Steelville, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvel Lee Richardson; and her parents, Emerson and Myrtle Conger Etheridge.
Funeral services were Monday, May 2 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Jones
Franklin Marvin Jones 68, died recently at his home in Crayne.
Jones was survived by a daughter, Terry Coleman of St. Charles, Minn.; and a son, Bryan Jones of Minneapolis, Minn.
A private service was held Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Memorials may be made to Life In Christ Church in Marion.

Shadowen
Billie P. Shadowen of Manchester, Mo., died Thursday, April 21, 2011.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Edna Colvin Shadowen; daughters, Tamara and husband Harvey and Lynn and husband Dave; grandchildren, Ryan, Natalie, Matthew, Erin and Katlin; and great-grandchildren Hailey, Kaisley and Marlee.
Shadowen served in the military during the Korean War. He worked at Chrysler for 32 years and was a UAW Union Official for over 20 years. He was a Mason for 60 years and a member of the VFW.
Services were Tuesday, April 26 at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin, Mo. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Valley Park United Methodist Church.

Robinson
Mrs. Vivian Robinson, 91, of Paducah, formerly of Burna, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a member of the Hampton Baptist Church, which is now North Livingston Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Hampton Homemakers.
Surviving are two daughters, Vicki Boswell of Paducah and Susie Malone and husband Bobby of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Stephen and wife Lisa Malone, Ryan and wife Lanie Malone, Shane and wife Heather Robinson and Jodi Harris; six great-grandchildren, Davis and Grant Malone, Keeton Harris, Ava Claire and Gray Malone and Tanner Ladd Robinson; two nieces; and a nephew.
Robinson was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Frank Robinson; a son, Tommy Ladd Robinson; a brother, Mark Jameson; her parents, Thomas William and Alma McElmurray; and step-mother, Ula Crass Jameson.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 4 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Ken Cummins and Rev. Larry Lewis officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to any Baptist Associational Missions c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

April 28, 2011 Issue
BeBout
Lois BeBout, 93, of Marion died at 6 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City.
She was a member of Lola Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Glenda Faye BeBout Wojtan and her husband Ed of Canton, Mich.; a sister, Tommie Grimes of Salem; seven grandchildren, Lois Ann Wilson Cunningham and husband Ricky of Grand Rivers, Sandra Wilson Westfall and husband Kenny of Benton, Barbara Wilson Gann and husband David of Sediala, George W. Wilson and wife Melinda of Calvert City, Ed Wojtan Jr. and wife Carol; Pam Wojtan Pfiffer and husband John, David Wojtan and wife Tereasa, all of Michigan, 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Crawford BeBout; a daughter, Anna Rhea BeBout Wilson; a son-in-law George; three sisters, Carmin Kurt, Alta Robertson and Lonnie Davenport; a brother, William Alvie Singleton; a great-granddaughter, Holly Eileen Westfall; and her parents, Arthur Thomas Singleton and Minnie Vaughn Singleton.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 26 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Tim Fouts and speaker Ricky Cunningham officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Parker
Martyne Sivells Parker, 99, of Princeton died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah following a short illness.
She was a retired school teacher and a member of Southside Baptist Church in Princeton.
Surviving are a sister, Virginia S. Hunt of Marion; three nephews, Ronnie Sivells and wife Sandy, Tommy Sivells and wife, Caroline; Stephen Hunt and wife Judy of Princeton; three nieces, Sue Oliver, Judy Call and husband George, and Diane McCormick and husband John; a great-niece, Melissa K. Tabor and husband Scott of Marion, and several other great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Warden Sivells and Flora Wynn Sivells; her husband, Robert “Bob” Pipkin Parker and a brother, Clinton Sivells.
Funeral services were Monday, April 25 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Bro. Mike Jones and Bro. Ronnie Sivells officiating. Burial was at Blue Spring Cemetery in Caldwell County.

April 21, 2011 Issue

Stokes
Brondy Norman Stokes, 56, of Mayfield died Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Marshall County Hospital.
Since 1994, Stokes has lived at Community Alternatives, which is a fully staffed group home.
Surviving are his sister, Connie Wilkerson of Waverly, Tenn.; half-sister Pat Schroeder of Michigan; half-brother, Max Stokes of Kingmen, Ariz.; and a niece, Lacey Wilkerson of Waverly, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Anna McElhaney Stokes.
Graveside services were Friday, April 15 at Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. John East officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Belt
Muriel Christine Belt, 92, of Salem died at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Surviving are four children, Sunnie Jim Belt and wife Doris of Burna, Harold L. Belt and wife Bernice of Lone Oak, Bonnie L. Wilson and Wanda L. Pierce both of Central City; two sisters, Arla Givens of Carrsville and Pearl Wagoner of Sebree; grandchildren, Janet L. McGregor and husband Larry of Burna, Shelia Strange of Evansville, Ind., Jim L. Belt and wife Lisa of Burna, Anthony Wilson and wife Gina of Evansville, Michelle Wilson of Evansville, Tara Pierce of Paducah, Angela S. Addison and husband Brian of Panama City Beach, Fla., Martin Cook of Paducah, Tiffany Benberry and husband Joe of Paducah, Stephanie Sullivan and husband Joe of Arlington, Texas; 24 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Belt; six sisters, Leffa Turner, Grace Belt, Elizabeth, Sarah Curnel, Mina McDaniel and Reba Belt; two brothers, Herbert Curnel and George Curnel; and her parents, Sam and Jenny Sullenger Curnel.
Funeral services were Monday, April 18 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Rev. Tim Fouts officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

April 14, 2011 Issue

Hibbs
Effie G. Hibbs, 96, of Salem died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Madisonville and also a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Christina Labrum of Riverton, Iowa; a brother, Ron Gibbons and wife Louise of Graham, Ky.; two sisters, Imogene Mercer of Central City and Ruby Gascoigne of Adam, Wisc.; a daughter-in-law, Helen Hibbs; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Esthel Hibbs; two sons, Willie and Eddie Hibbs; a sister, Nell Page; three brothers, Tom, Wayne and John Gibbons; and her parents, Cliff and Jewel Melton Gibbons.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. John East officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery. There was an Eastern Star service Monday at Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Nunn
Helen Katherine Davidson Nunn, 83, of Hilltop Drive, Wilkesboro, N.C., died Monday, April 11, 2011 at her home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1928 in Crittenden County to Ace and Verna Gibbs Davidson.
Surviving are three daughters, Pat Parish and husband Bill of Sugar Grove, N.C., Linda Brady and husband Harvey of Bennett, N.C., Brenda Quate of Candor, N.C.; four sons, Tom Nunn, Sam Nunn and wife Debby, David Nunn all of Wilkesboro, N.C., and Danny Nunn of Clemmons, N.C.; a sister, Betty Coleman of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Glenn “Ace” Davidson of Marion and Ted Davidson of Riverside, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Edna Nunn of Marion; a brother-in-law, Otis Millikan of Marion; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Nunn; her parents; and a sister, Sue Millikan.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., today (Thursday) at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Prayer Chapel with Rev. Kevin Brown officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407-2145. Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Nunn Family at www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.


April 7, 2011 Issue

Damron
Pauline Damron, 83, of Salem died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital in Marion.
Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Holloman of Salem; four sisters, Dorothy Crawford of Smithland; Wanda James of Louisville; Roberta May of Chicago, Ill., and Rowena McKendrick of Benton; a brother, J.D. Gilland of Salem; four grandchildren, Marty Harris of Central City; Renee’ Williams and Shannon Williams of Salem; Lisa Hunt of Carlisle, Ill.; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Coreen Grimmett and Sue Hensley; a twin brother, Paul Gilland; a grandchild, David Harris Jr.; and her parents, Russell and Rena Croft Gilland.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 2 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bro. David Davis officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Threlkeld
Geneva Mae Threlkeld, 79, of Salem died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Eugene Threlkeld; three daughters, Neva J. Threlkeld of Salem; Brenda G. O’Neal and husband Ray, and Jo Ann George and husband Chuck, both of Marion; a brother, Charles Fryar and wife Margaret of Princeton; three grandchildren, Jimmy Dale Wright, Justin O’Neal and Jason Fritts; and one great-grandchild, Arieal Wright.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Fryar and Calvin DeBoe; and her parents, Omer and Ovelia McDaniel Fryar.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 7 at Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery. Visitation was after 5 p.m., Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Directors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Bradford
Burnie Earl Bradford III, 60, of Marion died Monday, April 4, 2011 at his residence. He worked in the construction business.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa Bradford of Marion; daughters, Pauline Wright and Theresa Hodge, both of Marion; a brother, Charles Bradford of Marion; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Gracie Belt Bradford; and son, Burnie Bradford IV. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date.

March 31, 2011 Issue
Cosby
Marcella Louise Cosby, 68, of Marion died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are her sons, Jim, Tim and Jason Cosby, all of Marion; a brother, Chuck Colwell of Marengo, Ill.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cosby; parents, Miles and Nellile Colwell; two sisters; and a brother.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Hanks
James Wilson Hanks, 55, of Marion died Thursday, March 24, 2011 Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He worked for Three Rivers Rock Quarry for 33 years. Hanks was of Baptist Faith and enjoyed woodworking.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Connie Hanks; mother, Dolly Hanks of Princeton; a sister, Faye Hanks and friend Billy Fields of Princeton; four brothers, Tony Hanks and Jerry Hanks of Princeton, Charles Hanks and wife Maize of Crider and Thomas Hanks and wife Frances of Calvert City; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Hanks of Mt. Sterling, Ohio and Betty Cates of Smithland; four brothers-in-law, Randall Agent of Alexandria, Va., Wayne Agent of Smithland, Sammy Newsom of Dawson Springs and Kevin Cates of Smithland; his father-in-law, David Agent of Burna; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Wilson Hanks; a brother, Kenneth Leon Hanks; a sister, Linda Joyce Hanks Newsom; and his mother-in-law, Rose Agent.
Funeral services were Monday, March 28 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at Lola Cemetery.

Hughes
Robert Michael Hughes, 53, of Marion died at his home. He was preceded in death his father, Robert G. Hughes; his mother, Dalia Kirk Hughes; and a half-sister, Constance Lou Hughes.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Friends may call from 11 a.m., until service time.
Millikan
Orlin Millikan, 93, of Marion died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab.
Surviving are his brother, Ed Millikan of Clarkston, Mich.; sisters, Clara Bell Green of Green Bay, Wisc., Mary Buttery of St. Louis, Mo., and Ann Ingels of East St. Louis, Ill.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Nannie Bell Millikan; parents, Willie Carol and Iva Mae Millikan; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.

Alsobrook
Bonnie Nell Alsobrook Phillips, 85, of Burna died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Phillips Fox of Burna; two sons, Gary D. Phillips of Denver, Colo., and Alan D. Phillips of Versailles, Ky.; two sisters, Patsy Guyman of St. Louis, Mo., and Linnie Wayland of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren, Logan D. Phillips, Baron J. Phillips, Karen J. Schmitt, and Allison K. Breitenstein; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Robert A. Schmitt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Phillips; and her parents, Edgar and Martha Bateman Alsobrook.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m., today (Thursday) at Old Salem Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors, and is from 9 a.m., until the funeral hour today at the church.

Yates
James Edward “Jimmy” Yates, 67, of Uniontown died Friday, March 25, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
He was a retired Island Creek Coal Company miner, a former Grant Knight with Knights of Columbus, a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and member of the Holy Name Society. He also coached basketball at St. Agnes School.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline Yates of Uniontown; a son, B.J. Yates and wife Michelle of Marion; mother, Virginia Yates of Uniontown; sister, Becky Williams of Uniontown; grandchildren, Brooklyn Yates, James Dylan Yates and Travis McKinney; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Wednesday, March 30 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Uniontown with Father Terry Devin officiating. Whitsell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rice
George Earl Rice, 68, of Salem died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
He was a self-employed barber for more than 35 years. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Surviving are his daughter, Catina Hale of Hopkinsville; two half-brothers, Ed Kochan of Midland, Mich., and Tracy Rice of Marion; and two grandchildren, Kristin and Alyssa Hale.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Rich; and his parents, Lloyd and Abbie Owen Rice.
Services are at 4 p.m., today (Thursday) at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. John East officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

March 24, 2011 Issue

Holloman
Linnie Louise Holloman, 73, of Marion died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of the Marion Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are her husband, Robert L. “Bob” Holloman of Marion; a son, Mike Combs of Franklin, Ky.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom Gilliand of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and a sister, Mary Francis Jones of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Combs Jr; parents, Tom and Vancie Gipson; a brother; and two sisters.
Services were Saturday, March 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Ordway
Ronnie Ordway, 66, of Marion died March 18, 2011 at Jewish Hospital Louisville, Ky.
Ordway was a pre-press printing technician and a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Karen Ordway of Marion; sons, Chris Ordway and wife Christine of Elizabethtown and Jared Ordway of St. Louis; a granddaughter, Ashley Mulder of Elizabeth town; and a grandson, Jeremy Ordway of Elizabethtown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Vernetta Winters Ordway.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 21 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Frank McCallum and Rev. Wendell Ordway officiating. Burial was at Hurricane Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hurricane Cemetery Fund, c/o The Peoples Bank, P.O. Box 231, Marion, KY 42064.

Jones
Anna Pearl Jones, 64, of Fredonia died Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Salem Springlake.
Surviving are three brothers, William “Redbird” Jones, Raymond Jones and Carter “Junior” Jones, all of Fredonia; five sisters, Hilda Krydynski of Chicago, Ill., Bonnie Cruce of Princeton and Mary Sue Cruce, Earlyne Roberts and Maxine Beavers, all of Fredonia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Carter and Eva Mae Rushing Jones; and two brothers, James Elvis Jones and Robert Lee Jones.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 23 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.

Ringstaff
Toney Bell Ringstaff, 75, of Burna died Monday, March 21, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
She was a member of Hampton United Methodist Church and was a cafeteria cook at Livingston Central High School for more than 20 years.
Surviving are three sons, Ricky Ringstaff of Ledbetter, Glen and wife Tammy Ringstaff of Princeton and Scott Ringstaff of Burna; five grandchildren, Alex, Tanner, Kaylee, Jarren and Addison.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ringstaff; and her parents, Barney and Beulah Glass.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 23 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.

Harris
Donald Harris, 66, of Fredonia died Monday, March 21, 2011 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
He was a retired store clerk for Akridge Farm Supply.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Driver Harris of Fredonia; two daughters, Ginna Donetta Spalding of Mayfield and Angela Christine Thomas of Kuttawa; two grandchildren, Robert William and Isabella Paige Spalding; a brother, James Dale Harris of Marion; three nephews; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Albert Harris; mother, Christene Jennings Harris Driver; a brother, Charles Kenneth Harris; and step-father, Archie Driver.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caldwell County Animal Shelter, Legion Drive, Box 877, Princeton, KY 42445 or the charity of your choice.
No service was planned. Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements.

Highfil
Virginia Highfil, 92, of Lincoln Park, Mich., formerly of Princeton, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at Westland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Westland, Mich.
She was retired from General Motors.
Surviving are three nephews, Larry Wade and wife Helen of Garden City, Mich., James L. Duvall of Orlando, Fla., and Curtis Wayne Griffin of Dycusburg; and two nieces, Virginia Bingham and husband Roy of Eddyville and Bernice Polk of Kuttawa.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert Farmer; her second husband, J.L. Highfil; five brothers, Willard Matthew Rogers, Pierce Rogers, Marion Rogers, Vernon Eugine Rogers and Elbert Eugine Rogers; and five sisters, Dalphe Kirk, Lucille Griffin, Elizabeth Louvine Duvall, Arnella Stinnett and Roby Rogers. Her parents were Riley Bennett and Florence Minnie Rogers.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m., Friday at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. The funeral is at 10 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home with Bro. Jack Larwa officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Caldwell County.
March 17, 2011 Issue
Miles
Roxie Bell (Pope) Miles, was born on Aug. 30, 1924 to the late Minnie (Antle) Brown and Elyjah Pope of Louisville. She died March 1, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
Miles went to school in the Louisville public school system. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age at Virginia Ave. Baptist Church in Louisville, where she grew up, She met and married William H. Miles in 1967. He preceeded her in death in 1985.
Miles was a member of Bethel Baptist Church under Rev. James Dawson until his death and later joined Cornerstone Baptist Church under Rev. Grider in Louisville.
She worked at the U.S. Army Ammunition plant in Indiana and also the General Electric plant in Louisville.
Miles and her husband moved from Louisville to Marion in 1973. They Became active members of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church in Salem.
Miles worked at Earl C. Clements Job Corps in Morganfield for 12 years where she was a RA and worked well with children and staff. She was known as Grandma.
She was also preceeded in death by her son, Charles M. Pope.
Surviving are her daughter Etau Humphrey; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Pope; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Eva Sharp and Eula Bradford; cousins, Leon Taylor and Roberta Taylor; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends, including the Hill family, Kristi Conditt and Benita Johnson.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Lewis Cemetery in Marion.

Corley
Gloria Dale Corley, 79, of Yuma, Ariz., died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Yuma Regional Hospital.
Surviving are her sons Lawrence Corley of El Centro, Calif., Randall Corley of Chandler, Ariz., and Wesley Corley of Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George R. Corley in 2006.
Graveside services are at noon Saturday, March 19 at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Crittenden County. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kirk
Leaffa Kirk, 87, of Marion died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Crittenden County Health And Rehab.
Surviving are her daughter, Norma Cader of Godfrey, Ill.
Kirk is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Kirk; and her parents, Marvin and Gustav Truitt.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m., Thursday (today) at Gilbert Funeral Home, Friends may call from 9 a.m., until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Welch
Charles E. Welch, 63, of Marion died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
Welch had recently retired from the Kentucky State Penitentiary as a corrections officer. He had also worked as a licensed auctioneer in Kentucky and Indiana. Auctions were his passion, both conducting them and attending them. He enjoyed horseback riding and fishing.
Welch was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of Creekside Baptist Church in Marion.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Alanna (Hooe) Welch; a daughter, Tammy Claude of Marion; two sisters, Dorothy Kissel and Deanna Dixon, both of Evansville; and a brother, Jerry Welch of Evansville. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Kassidy and Kady Claude; and many nieces and nephews.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alvina Welch.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 16 at Pierre Funeral Home in Evansville with Rev. Roger Holloman officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville. The Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club conducted military rites.

March 10, 2011 Issue
Hunter
Anna Belle Hunter, 68, of Salem, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
She attended Salem Full Gospel Church.
Surviving are her children, Cecilia Tabor of Salem, Jackie Hunter of Salem, Vickie Archer of Paducah and Johnny Hunter of Salem; a sister, Velma Smith of Reidland; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Hunter was the daughter of Vayden and Beulah Mitchell Williams.
A graveside service was held Friday, March 4 at Dyer Hill Cemetery in Livingston County. Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Catilla
Helen Elizabeth Catilla, 72, of Salem died Wednesday, March 3, 2011 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
She was the owner of Catilla’s Fine Foods and a member of New Union Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Catilla of Salem; daughters, Sharon Smith of Marion and Diane Thurman of Ardmore, Tenn.; sisters, Rosa Nell Hillyard and Madeline Belt, both of Marion; Lonnie Craze of Henegar, Ala.; Claudine Cone, Okeechobee, Fla., and Phyllis Clowers of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; brothers, Wayne Crider of Marion and James Crider of Paducah; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Rose Thompson Crider; and her son, Richard Catilla.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 6 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. David Davis, Rev. David Winders, Rev. Gary Hardesty and Rev. John Dunn officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Martin
James Albert Martin, 75, of Eddyville died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at his home.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eddyville and a 50-year member of the Eddyville Masonic Lodge. He retired after 38 years from Silcan in Evansville, Ind.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Fannie Belle Martin; a daughter, Tamara Diez of Vacaville, Calif.; a brother, John Martin and a sister, Wanda Posey, both of Evansville, Ind.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Martin; a brother, Jack Martin; and his parents, Nelson and Mae Jackson Martin.
Services were Wednesday, March 9 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Tim Perdue officiating. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.

Roberts
Ronella Ordway Roberts, 89, of Marion died Saturday March 5, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Jim Roberts of Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orgie Stevens and Mac DeBoe Stevens, a sister; and her first husband.
Funeral services were Monday, March 7 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Crayne Cemetery.

Wade
Chester Wade, 66, of Princeton died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at his home.
He was a member, deacon, past Sunday School Director for over 20 years and treasurer at Southside Baptist Church. He served on board the USS Sequoia, the Secretary of Navy's private yacht, during the Kennedy Administration. He was a store clerk for Akridge Farm Supply.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Merrick Wade of Princeton; two daughters, Marla Adams and husband Steve of Princeton and Brandi Stevens and husband, Richard of Smyrna, Tenn.,; three grandchildren, Austin and Zach Adams; a step-granddaughter, Kayla Bates; two step-great grandchildren, Rayleigh and Toby Bates; a sister-in-law, Chris Adams, her husband Karl and son Will; an aunt, Dorothy Doss of Hopkinsville; and an uncle, Jesse Bryant of Hopkinsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Frances Gardner Wade; and three brothers, Charles L., Ernest Ray and Jesse Franklin Wade.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 13 at Southside Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell County Sports, Attention: David Barnes, 350 Beckner Lane, Princeton, KY 42445 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite, 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Mitchell
Margaret H. Mitchell, 82, of Princeton died Monday, March 7, 2011 at Princeton Health and Rehab Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of Blue Spring Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Richard and Russell “Buddy” Mitchell of Caldwell County and Danny Mitchell, of Kuttawa; two daughters, Joyce Thurman of Marion and Helen McKinney of Lyon County; a brother, Bobby Marlow of Hopkinsville; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman R. Mitchell; parents, Albert and Terry Freeman Marlow; two sons, Ronnie and Gerry Mitchell; two brothers, Edward and Charles Marlow; and a sister, Doris Armstrong.
The funeral is at 1 p.m., Thursday (today) at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will be at Blue Spring Church Cemetery.

Traywick
Nannie Lucille “Lucy” Traywick of Valparaiso, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Thursday March 3, 2011 at Porter Hospital Valparaiso Campus.
She was born on April 17, 1935 in Crittenden County to James C. and Mary A. (Guess) Duncan. She worked at Old Style Inn for over 30 years, retiring in 2001.
Surviving are three children: Linda and husband Dan Goldsworthy of Valparaiso, Coy Traywick of Valparaiso and Nora and husband Tim McGhee of Chesterton, Ind.; two sisters, Eula Mae Guess of Valparaiso and Mary Cloyd of Princeton, Ky., two brothers, Willie and wife Louise Duncan of Hobart, Ind., and Donald and wife Agnes Duncan of Salem, Ky., five grandchildren, Dan Jr., Phil, Chris, Mike and Tamara; six great-grandchildren, Anna, Jeremy, Logan, Kaden, Gavin and Liam; and 41 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Traywick in 1980; her parents, five brothers, Freeman, Charlie, Glyn, Larnie and Robert Duncan; and a sister, Geneva Wright.
A private family service will take place. Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso was in charge of arrangements.

Armstrong
Barbara Armstrong, 70, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
She was born in Crittenden County, the daughter of the late Ernest Crawford and Mary Anna Belt Gilbert. She graduated from Crittenden County High School in 1958 and later graduated from Union University in Jackson.
Armstrong taught school for a few years in Marion, and was a teacher with the Madison County School System for 19 years in Jackson. She was the pianist at North Jackson Baptist Church for 32 years until her health began to fail. The last few years, she had resided at a nursing home.
Surviving are a daughter, Rita Lynn Armstrong of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Judy Karen McDowell of Evansville, Ind.; and a brother, Barry Ernest Gilbert of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace B. Armstrong in 2006.
Graveside services were Monday, March 7 at Rocky Springs Cemetery in Jackson with Rev. Maurice Hays officiating.
Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Adams
Virginia Mae Adams, 76, of Marion died Monday, March 7, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a homemaker and member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Adams and a son, George Rye, both of Marion; a sister, Cora Parillo of Poplar Grove, Ill.; three brothers, Alan Martin of Poplar Grove, Ill.; and John Henry Martin and Junior Martin, both of Belvidere, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orbie and Bertha McMican Martin; and her husband, Johnny Adams.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday (today) at Myers Funeral Home. Burial will be at Frances Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., the day of the funeral at the funeral home.

March 3, 2011 Issue

Johnson
Ophelia Johnson, 86, of Marion died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at Parkview Nursing and Rehab in Lone Oak.
She was a member of Marion Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Edwin W. “Bart” Johnson of Marion, a daughter, Sharon and husband Joe Albritten of Paducah; a son, Eric Johnson of Marion; a grandson, Shawn Yates of Paducah; and a sister, Miriam Brown of Evansville, Ind.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Elbert and Ida Brown; sisters, Juanita and Thelma Cruce; and brothers, Doyle and J.T. Brown.
Services were Sunday, Feb. 27 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mary Hall Ruddiman Canine Shelter, Just-A-Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.

Smith
Carroll “Smitty” Smith, 73, of Newburgh, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
He was born March 12, 1937 in Livingston County to Otho and Virtue Householder Smith. He was a veteran of the United States Army and member of Second Baptist Church in Marion. Smith was part owner and president of Brake Supply Company, retiring in 1986 after 24 years of service.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mary Strong Smith of Newburgh; sister-in-law, Linda Sue Champion of Salem; nephews, Stephen and Scott Champion of Salem and Ricky Belt of Manitou; niece, Misty Roberts of Marion; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and sister, Flossie Crowell.
Services were Friday, Feb. 25 at Boone Funeral Home in Evansville. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Baptist Church, 7564 Indiana 66, Newburgh, IN 47630 or St. Jude's, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Smith
Amill Andrew Smith, 86, of Falls of Rough, Ky., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mabelle Harris Smith.
A graveside service was held Monday, Feb. 28 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kinnis
William Thomas "Skee" Kinnis, 90, of Marion died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lillie Edna Kinnis of Marion; daughter, Becky and husband Chuck Conner of Marion; grandson, Charles and wife Julie Conner of Marion; great-grandchildren, Faith and Alexander Conner of Marion; sisters, Wilma Stromatt and Gladys Donahue both of Lake Village, Ind., and Lena Miller and Sandy Martin, both of Marion; brothers, Barney John Kinnis of Dycusburg, Arthur Ray Kinnis of Lake Village, Ind., and Elvis Kinnis of Hopkinsville.
He was preceded in death by his son, Randall Dowell Kinnis; parents, Thomas Liner and Rose Kinnis; and three brothers.
Services were Tuesday, March 1 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Asbridge Cemetery. Military rites were given at the cemetery on Tuesday.

Lynch
Benjamin Ray Lynch Sr., 63, of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at his home.
Surviving are his wife, Rita Lynch of Marion; daughter, Stephanie Autry of Marion; sons, Jason Millikan of Marion, Barry Millikan of Salem and Benjamin Ray Lynch Jr. of Marion; sisters, Margaret and Velma Lynch, both of Marion; mother, Rosa Lynch of Marion and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Lynch.
Services were Wednesday, March 2 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery.

Griffin
William “Mutt” Griffin, 85, of Dycusburg, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at his home.
He was retired from road construction for Kentucky Stone Company. He was a 50-year member of Dycusburg Masonic Lodge 232, a member of Dycusburg United Methodist Church and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving are his son, David Griffin of Dycusburg; three grandchildren, Lori Kinnis, Sherri Peek and Ben Griffin; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Ramage Griffin; a son, Dennis Griffin; and a brother, Henry Griffin. His parents were William Lewis Griffin and Frances Grimes Griffin.
Services were Wednesday, March 2 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Jesse Johnson officiating. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery with graveside military rites.
Memorials may be made to: Dycusburg Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 4, Dycusburg, KY 42037.

Miles
Funeral services for Roxie Miles, 86, of Marion, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home.
Miles died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday, March 11.
A complete obituary will be published next week.

February 24, 2011 Issue

Fondaw
Edna May “Ninnie” Fondaw, 65, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at Livingston Hospital.
Surviving are her daughters, Julie and husband John Earls and Karen and husband Roland Benavides, both of Marion; grandchildren, Melissa, Jessica and Cody Earls, and Kayla Benavides and Bethany Benavides Hewitt, all of Marion; great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Landyn, Bristol, Gabrial and Ethan; sisters, Paulett Conner of Marion, Thelma Trail of Chicago, Ill., and Mary Nell Gilland of Gary, Ind.; brothers, Donald and Dwayne McClure of Marion; and Charles McClure of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fondaw; parents, Robbie and Lura McClure; and sister, Doris Holder.
Services were Friday, Feb. 25 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Todd
Ruth M. Todd, 92, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are one son, Keith Todd and wife Beth of Marion; a daughter, Linda May and husband Kenneth of Lola; two grandsons, David Kemper and Ross Todd; two granddaughters, Renee Sizemore and Bridgette Thompson; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Todd was the oldest living charter member of Emmanual Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Josie Kelley; father, John William Asbridge; three brothers; a sister; and her husband, William M. Todd.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 24 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

February 17, 2011 Issue

Johnson
Andrew Thomas “Tom” Johnson Jr., 60, of Nashville, Tenn., died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
He was preceded in his death by his parents, Tom and Marjorie Johnson of Marion.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Fitzgerald Johnson; a sister, June Robinette of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Bob Johnson and wife Linda of Nashville; sister-in-law Patsy Fitzgerald Coleman and husband Elton; and eight nieces and nephews.
He excelled in high school football at Lynch, Ky., and played at Murray State University.
He was a carpenter and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Locals 225 and 357 and the United Mine Workers Association Local 7425 at Lynch, Ky. Johnson evolved into a master carpenter and enjoyed building cabinets in his later years. His career also included years of construction project supervision and facilties maintenance.
A service was held Saturday, Feb. 12 at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville. Another service will be held from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home, Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crittenden County Animal Shelter, 107 South Main Street, Marion, KY 42064.

Kirk
Kenneth Hayden Kirk, 73, of Dawson Springs died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at his home.
He attended First Christian Church in Dawson Springs and was retired after 42 years as a supervisor at Moore Business Forms. He was a Crittenden County magistrate for 13 years, a member of the Dawson Springs Airport Board, the Hopkins County Planning Commission and the Dawson Springs Zoning Board.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Cook Kirk of Dawson Springs; two daughters, Rhonda and husband Donnie Mills of Dawson Springs and Donna and husband Steve Crider of Marion; a sister, Linda Tabor of Marion; a brother, Jim Kirk and wife Becky of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren, Casey LaGrange, Clark Mills, Justin Crider, Chase Mills, Kellye Crider and Chelsea Mills; four great-grandchildren, Camryn, Kirk, Logan and Connor.
He was the son of Vernon C. Kirk and Emma Irene Jones Kirk.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 14 at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs with Dr. Larry Davidson officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 3410 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003 or DAPS, P.O. Box 135, Dawson Springs, KY 42408.

Bugg
Katherine Bugg, 93, of Fredonia died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Baker and husband John of Eddyville; two sisters, Mildred Son of Marion and Barbara Hill of Danville; two grandchildren, Jamie Baker and wife Cheryl and Reese Baker and wife Susan; and three great-grandchildren, Anna Katherine Baker, Torey Baker and Reid Baker.
She was proceeded in death by her husband of 50 years, William Paul Bugg; and her parents, Herbert and Bertha Rowland Austin.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be at Rowland Cemetery in Caldwell County.

Hunt
Charles L. Hunt Sr., 77, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was retired from Chrysler Corporation, was a member of the United Auto Workers, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a licensed electrician and plumber for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from Dec. 1, 1953 to Nov. 30, 1955, during which time he was a member of 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was a paratrooper with 17 successful jumps before becoming a radio operator and liaison specialist. He was the recipient of a National Defense Service Medal.
Surviving are his daughters, Teresa and husband Patrick Franklin of Newburgh, Ind., Sharon and husband Marty Asbridge of West Paducah and Marla Hunt-Manning and husband Darryl of Marion; a son, Tab Hunt and spouse Joe Wisdo of Swansea, Ill.; brothers, Orman Hunt, Harold Hunt and Malcolm Hunt, all of Marion; grandchildren, Wren Riley, Justin Asbridge, Shaun Riley, Alexandrea Hammon, Michaela and Makaela Franklin; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delmer Jackson Hunt and Erna Golda Martin Hunt; and a brother, Denver Duane Hunt.
Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. Military rites were given at the cemetery on Thursday.

Hunt
Wanda Lee Hunt, 87, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
She was a homemaker and attended Pleasant Hill Regular Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Janna Croft of Tolu; sons, Joe Hunt of Salem and Bernie Hunt of Marion; a brother, J.W. Floyd of Marion; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hunt; her parents, Vol and Martha Lewis Floyd; a son, Ronald Hunt; three sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Rodney Paris, Rev. Tony Alexander and Rev. Wayne Winters officiating. Burial as at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Hodge
Katie Marie Hodge, 100, of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Feb. 1, 2011 at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna.
She was the oldest living member of Sullivan Baptist Church and served many offices in her church.
Surviving are her sons, Don and wife Susan Wells of Phoenix Ariz., and Larry and wife Janet Hodge of Sevierville, Tenn.; daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” and husband Bill Meek of Lavergne, Tenn., step-son-in-law, Jack and wife Helen Hall; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; step-great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Shirley Wells of Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Belt; husband, Mylo Hodge; a son, Ronnie Wells; daughters, Bulah Littlepage and Ann Clifton; and sisters, Bertha Neisz, Anna Gilbert and Libby Truitt
Funeral Services were Saturday, Feb. 5 at the York Chapel of Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Union Cemetery Fund, 447 SR 1668, Marion, KY 42064 or Operation Christmas Child, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

February 10, 2011 Issue

Wilson
Rebecca B. Wilson, 86, of Owensboro died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Owensboro Medical Health System.
She was born on April 7, 1924 in Crittenden County, one of eight children of the late William O. and Lola Blackburn Boone. She was a longtime member of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Wilson on Aug. 3, 1997.
Survivors include her son, William R. Wilson and wife Karen of Owensboro; two granddaughters, Susan L. Clark and Shelly Evans and husband Tony; five great-grandchildren, James Wilson Mills, Ronnie Evans, Danielle Clark, Madelyn Clark and Rilee Evans; and a brother, James T. Boone of Marion.
Service were Saturday, Feb. 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Piney Fork Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

Hollamon
Aubrey Arnold Hollamon, 76, of Marion died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2011 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was retired from the Siemens Corporation, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Renee Hollamon of Marion; three sons, Jeff Hollamon of Fort Stewart, Ga.; Greg Hollamon of Marion and Brian Hollamon of Wayconda, Ill; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hester and Belva Hillyard Hollamon.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 6 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial is at Rowland Cemetery.

Floyd
Wilma May Floyd, 75, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, John W. Floyd of Marion; daughters, Rhonda Burchett of Nashville, Tenn., and Lori Long of Ledbetter; son, Brian K. Floyd of Tell City, Ind.; brothers, Richard and James Vaughn of Fletcher, Okla., and Lee Vaughn of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Glenda Farr of Brighton, Colo., and Barbara Hinton of Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Hullett and Lillie Belle Turner Vaughn; and seven brothers and sisters.
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 504 N. Main St., Marion, KY 42064.

Smith
Larry Wade Smith, 61 of Marion, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at his residence.
He was a carpenter and a member of Liberty Lodge 580 F&AM and Salem Lodge 81 F&AM.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine Smith of Marion; three sons, Tim Smith of Belvidere, Ill., David Smith of Marengo, Ill., and Christopher Smith of Belvidere, Ill.; a daughter, Deanna Kinnis of Dycusburg; step-son, Adam Attia of Marion; brother, Darrell Smith of Marion; sisters, Carzella Winters and Susie Lott, both of Marion; eight grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Margaret Owen Smith; three brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Lodge Building Fund, c/o Robert C. Woodward, 1128 Lola Road, Salem, KY 42078.

Woodall
Kenneth Woodall, 78, of Tradewater Rehabilitation Center in Dawson Springs, formerly of Marion, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
He was of the Baptist and Pentecostal faiths and worked on sawmills for a living.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50-plus years, Mary M. Woodall; daughter, Rebbecca Lynn Tolley; infant son, Daniel Keith Woodall; great-grandson, Zachary Ivy; and his parents.
Surviving are his daughters, Irene and husband John Jackson of Eddyville and Linda and husband Ken Suits of Salem; sons, David and wife Wendy Woodall of Smithland, Lonnie Woodall of Princeton, and Donnie and Kenny Woodall, both of Marion; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem. The family will receive visitors from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m., at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Hodge, 100
Katie Marie Hodge, 100, of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna.
Surviving are her son, Don Wells and wife Susan of Phoenix Ariz., a daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” and husband Bill Meek of Lavergne, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Wells of Sullivan; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-
grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Belt; husband, Mylo Hodge; son, Ronnie Wells; daughters, Bulah Littlepage and Ann Clifton; and sisters Bertha Neisz, Anna Gilbert and Libby Truitt.
Funeral services were Saturday Feb. 5 at the York Chapel of Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Union Cemetery Fund, 447 SR 1668, Marion, KY 42064 or Operation Christmas Child, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

February 3, 2011 Issue

Johnson
Robert D. Johnson, 84, of Smithland, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chas M. and Elsie M. Johnson.
A graveside service was held Friday, Jan. 28 at Smithland Cemetery with Bro. John East officiating.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Adams
Clarence V. Adams, 79, of Jasper, Ind., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Patricia Sue Adams; four children, Clarence Adams, Jr. of Calvert City; Gregory Adams of Salem; Jeffery Adams of Calvert City and Samantha Emmons of Jasper; a brother, Charlie Adams of Salem; and a sister, Bonnie Dulin of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ruby Adams; three brothers, Rudell Adams, Wallace Adams and Stanley Adams; a sister, Mary Dale Pugh; and a granddaughter, Tyanna Glover.
A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 28 at the Christian Church of Jasper. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 30 at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Whitstone officiating. Burial was at Loveless Chapel Cemetery. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Wilson
James Warren “Jim” Wilson, 66, a resident of New York City, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. He was born in Marion and grew up in Calvert City.
Wilson was a graduate of North Marshall High and Murray State University. He was an art director, designer and owner of Jim Wilson ETC in Manhattan, N.Y.
Surviving are his wife, Kas Schlots Wilson; daughter, Stephanie Wilson; sister, Jay Jameson; and a brother, David Wilson of Baton Rouge, La.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. “Jay” Wilson and Mildred Yandell “Millie” Wilson of Calvert City.
A memorial service was held in New York on Saturday, Jan. 29.

May
Lois Chittenden May, 98, of Hampton died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She had been a member of Bethel United Methodist Church for 80 years, and was the oldest member. She was also a retired school teacher.
Surviving are one sister, Willie Massey of Burna; three nephews, Barry Chittenden of Hampton, Douglas Black of Joy and Garry Chittenden of Salem; and two nieces, Shirley Merritt of Paducah and Cindy Chittenden of Hampton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.F. May; two brothers, Lucian and Wayne Chittenden; one sister, Marie Black; and one nephew, Louis Chittenden. Her parents were J.L. and Lena Tyner Chittenden.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 29 at Boyd Funeral Directors with Rev. Chuck Ladd and Rev. Mike Grimes officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.

Joyce
Glenn Eugene Joyce, 61, of Marion died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was a coal miner, served in the Kentucky National Guard and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Joyce of Marion; sons, Jeff and Kevin Joyce, both of Marion; a daughter, Laura Beard of Marion; brothers, Jimmy Joyce of Nashville, Tenn., and Donald Joyce of Henderson, Ky.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hebbert and Lena Bebout Joyce; and a brother, Douglas Wayne Brooks.
Graveside services were Thursday, Jan. 27 at Crowell Cemetery in Crittenden County. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Belt
April Dawn Belt, 35, of Salem died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at her home.
Surviving are her father, Kenneth S. Belt of Salem; two sisters, Stacy York and Kristie Dickerson, both of Marion; two nieces, Amanda Allen and Lindsay Dickerson, both of Salem; and two nephews, Justin York and Clayton Dickerson of Marion; four great-nephews, Dakota, Braxton and Colton Allen of Salem and Seth York of Princeton; and several aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Beverly Belt; grandparents, Ernestine and Katie Quertermous, and Herman and Cenia Belt.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bro. Tim Fouts, Bro. Roger Holliman and Mr. Donald Wayne Bebout officiating. Burial will be at Lola Pentecostal Cemetery.

Hodge, 100
Katie Marie Hodge, 100, of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna.
Services are at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from noon until service time Saturday in the York Chapel of Gilbert Funeral Home.
Memorial may be made to Union Baptist Cemetery Fund 447 SR 1668, Marion, KY 42064 or Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.
A complete obituary will be published next week.

Griffith
George Witherspoon Griffith, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 surrounded by his family in Romulus, Mich.
He was born Oct. 12, 1919.
The seventh child of Donakey-Moore union of families, he was raised on the Wallace Plantation in Crittenden County with his siblings – Lois Rebecca Waymire (Roy), Guy Preston (Kathryn), Thomas Elbert, Mary Matilda “Maggie,” Nellie Ann Lowery (Guy), Alice Elizabeth "Bib" Patterson (Robert), and James Pickard (Genevieve).
Griffith lived and farmed with his family in Tolu until he and James moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1953 to work in the automotive industry. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years, retiring in 1983.
He married Esther Kathleen Lovelace (deceased) in Detroit on May 5, 1956. Of that marriage Charles Preston, Rebecca Ann McGlone, James Thomas (deceased), Giles Frances (deceased) and Celia Elizabeth “Bunny” Rife were born. They filled his life with the love and joy of 11 grandchildren, Melissa (Jerry) Gregory (Melissa), Dawn (James), Kathleen, Roger “Pete” Michelle (D) Suzanne, Jacklyn, Emily (Preston), George and Thomas.
He also had 13 great-grandchildren; Jonathan, Megan, Andrew, Kimberly, Abigail, Ethan, Austen, Gabrielle, Connor, Logan, Sophia, Elizabeth and Emmalinn. Also surviving are his niece, Mary Ann Cox and nephew Paul Lowery (Karen).
Griffith was happiest when surrounded by his family. Through that, he shared with them the importance of love, kindness, integrity, hard work and the value of family.
His fortitude of character and strength live on and help his family persevere. His family will carry on his charm, whit, good looks, good nature, and unbreakable will. He is a hero to each of them.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Love Cemetery near Sheridan in rural Crittenden County. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Wilson
Services for Rebecca Boone Wilson of Owensboro, formerly of Crittenden County, are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Piney Fork Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Owensboro.
Wilson was preceded in death by her husband William Wilson in 1997.
Visitation is from 11 a.m., until service time at Gilbert Funeral Home Saturday. Visitation will also be held at Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro.

January 27, 2011 Issue

Johnson-Hoyne
Rose Lou Johnson-Hoyne, 80, died at Tuscany House in Summerfield, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.
She was born in Marion and moved to Florida in 1978. She was of Pentecostal faith and worked in mobile home sales for 20 years.
Surviving are her husband, Gary Hoyne of Summerfield; son, Richard and wife Jayne Johnson of Summerfield; daughter, Victoria Rose and husband Tim Jansen of Gainesville, Fla.; daughter-in-kind, Meredith “Misty” Smith of Gainesville; brother, Robert “Buddy” York of Marion; sister-in-law, Billy York of Providence; grandchildren, Josh Johnson, Chris Jansen, Matthew Daugherty, Brittany Rose Daugherty, Stephanie McPherson, Amanda Jansen; great-grandson, Colby Jansen; cousin, Shelby Jean Croft of Marion; and many nieces in Kentucky.
Graveside services are Friday, Jan. 21 at Belleview Cemetery in Florida. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Summerfield was in charge of arrangements.

Cosby
James Hubert Cosby, 83, of Burna, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital.
He was a member of Burna Baptist Church, a farmer and he also loved to coon hunt.
Surviving are his daughter, Connie Chittenden of Burna; step-daughters, Shirley Pipes, Helen Ray, Earlene Rice, Martha Wallace and Brenda Joyce; brother, Franklin Cosby; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Louise Cosby; a son, James Allen Cosby; and two brothers, Wilson Cosby and Harvey Cosby. He was the son of James Roy and Ethel Quertermous Cosby. Services were at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at McMurray Chapel Cemetery.

Wring
Conrad R. Wring, 81, of Marion, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital.
He attended Salem Baptist Church, was a member of Salem Masonic Lodge 81 and a Mason for over 50 years. He was also a member of American Legion Post 217.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Sue Wring of Marion; children, Glenda Barnes of Marion, Kirk Wring and wife Crystal of Portage, Ind.; and Sandy Ethridge and husband Fred of Vienna, Ill.; sisters, Lois Gill of Paducah, Helen Black of Crown Point, Ind., Dottie Vaughn of Paducah and Kay Coberly of Keoku, Iowa; grandchildren, Amber Long, Valerie Bowers and Eric Wring; great-grandchildren, Adrian Long, Audrey Long, Baileah Barnes and Chloe Wring.
He was preceded in death by a brother, W.C. Wring. He was the son of Conrad Reginald Wring Sr., and Effie Coleman Smith Wring.
Services were Friday, Jan. 21 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Day
Kathryn Lee Day, 87 of Hampton died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation.
Surviving are one grandchild, Chandra Ladd of Gilbertsville; and three sisters, Alice Walker and Grace Sorrell, both of Hampton, and Ruby Peck of Smithland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Day; a son, Jackie Dickerson; two brothers; and one sister.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 22 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bro. Michael Birk officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.
She was an avid quilter and loved children.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital c/o of Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Osborn
Annie Louise Osborn, 95, of Evansville, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 21, at Angel Rivers Nursing Home, in Evansville.
She worked in Detroit from the mid 1930s until World War II. During the war, she worked in Cleveland at Parker Appliance Company making parts for the Norden Bombsight. After the war, she worked at Chrysler in Evansville, and then 28 years for Shane Uniform Company.
Surviving are a son, Don Doyle and wife Marilyn of Evansville; grandchildren Rayna Doyle Prettyman and husband Troy of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; Kent, Sherri, and Sonya Doyle, all of Evansville; stepdaughters, Opal Hobbs and Jewel Deal of Arkansas; stepson Billy Joe Osborn of Arkansas; four great-grandchildren; several nieces; and one nephew.
Osborn was preceded in death by her husband, Quinn Osborn; a son, Jack Doyle; two sisters, Bethel Lytton and Erma Hall; two nieces, Phyllis Lytton Haynes and Wanda Hall Billings; and parents, Lacy and Lucy Waters Henry.
Services were Monday, Jan. 24 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Randy Beals officiating. Burial was at Dyer Hill Cemetery.

McDowell
Dora Jean McDowell, 75, of Salem, died Saturday, Jan. 22 at her home in Salem.
Surviving are four sons, Stanley McDowell of Salem; Jim McDowell of Covington, Tenn.; Chris McDowell of St. Louis, Mo.; and Bob McDowell of Arnold, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Andrew, Perry, Brad, Jamie, Marvin, Jonathon and Mike; and four great-grandchildren, Jaliya, Eryn, Logan and Lucas.
She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Wayne McDowell; her parents, Marvin and Elizabeth Turley; and three brothers.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Boyd Funeral Directors. McDowell’s family chose cremation.

Whitworth
James B. Whitworth, 73, of Salem, died Saturday, Jan. 22 at Livingston Hospital.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Marie Whitworth; four children, Debra Lopez, Denise Heath, William Whitworth and Rachelle Mott; and four brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Arthur Whitworth and Nellie Jones Whitworth.
There were no services. Boyd Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Johnson
Robert Johnson, 84, of Salem, died Sunday, Jan. 23, at Salem Springlake Health of Rehabilitation Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Boyd Funeral Directors.

Morrison
William Morrison, 65, of Princeton died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Princeton Health and Rehab.
He was preceded in death by his father, LaRue Morrison; and mother, Gracie Pearl Downs.
Services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 27 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m., until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Willie
Martha Kathryn Willie, 86, of Hardin, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at her home.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Benton Church of Christ.
She was the daughter of the late Henry Marvin Holley and the late Josie Irene (Nunley) Holley.
Surviving are her two sons, Steve Freeman of Benton and James Michael Freeman of Marion; a stepchild, Jackie Ray Willie of Benton; two grandchildren, Rebecca Long and husband Timothy and Sarah Young and husband Nathan; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, Blake Long, Lindsey Long and Travis Long; and three sisters, Louise Nunley, Bobbie Wetherington and Betty Hickman, all of Metropolis, Ill.
Willie was preceded in death by her first husband, James “Jimmy” Freeman; second, husband J.T. Willie; and one sister, Novella Wetherington.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Fairdealing Cemetery in Fairdealing with Wade Gillespie officiating.
Collier Funeral Home in Benton was in charge of arrangements.

Joyce
Glenn Eugene Joyce, 61, of Marion died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was a coal miner, served in the Kentucky National Guard and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Joyce of Marion; sons, Jeff and Kevin Joyce, both of Marion; a daughter, Laura Beard of Marion; brothers, Jimmy Joyce of Nashville, Tenn., and Donald Joyce of Henderson, Ky.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lena Bebout Joyce.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27 at Crowell Cemetery in Crittenden County. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 618 Marion Road, Princeton, KY 42445.

Doom
Larry Pace Doom, 58, of Salem died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at his home.
Doom was the son of the late Lawrence and Anna Pace Doom.
Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Krone
Clifford Dale Krone, 79, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was retired from the United States Air Force.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Conrad Krone of Marion; son, Michael Adams of Beloit, Wisc.; daughters, Barbara Livingston of Buena Vista, Co., and Rebecca Krone, San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Margie Campbell Krone.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Mount Olivet Funeral home in Fort Worth, Texas. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

January 20, 2011 Issue

Beavers
Donald E. “Donnie” Beavers, 53, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church, 25-year staff member of the North American Livestock Expo, longtime superintendent of the Crittenden-Livingston Water District, founding member and first chairman of the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and co-founder of Crittenden County Hunters for the Hungry.
Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Beavers of Marion; children, Lauren and Adam Beavers of Marion; father, Creed Beavers of Marion; mother, Phyllis Helmkamp of Marion; grandmother, Virginia Cotton of Symsonia; brother, Ronnie and wife Teresa Beavers of Marion; sisters, Patty and husband Baron Guess and Pam and husband Randall Turley of Marion; and 24 nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 504 N. Main St., Marion, KY 42064 or Mexico Baptist Church Building Fund, 175 Mexico Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Farley
Tommy Ray Farley, 50, of Henderson died Jan. 2, 2011 at his home.
Surviving are his wife, Julie; son Mike Farley; daughters, Shyenne, Andreia, Amy Coker and Amanda Nally; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Magdalene and Ross Farley.
Private services were planned. Memorials may be made to Sunset Funeral Home in Henderson.

Doom
Private family burial for Luther E. Doom, 83, of Calvert City, formerly of Livingston County, was held in Tiline Cemetery on Jan. 13.
Boyd Funeral Directors of Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Doom died on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at Calvert City Convalescent Center. He was retired from Airco Carbide of Calvert City after 33½ years.
He was a Baptist, a former deacon of the Tiline General Baptist Church and a member of Dycusburg Masonic Lodge No. 232 for more than 50 years.
Surviving are his wife of 65 plus years, Nellie Irene Crouch Doom; a son, Luther Edward Doom and his wife Jackie; and one grandson, Landon Edward Doom of Burna.
His parents were Cass Doom and Mollie Sullivan Doom. He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
There was no public visitation. Memorials may be made to Tiline Cemetery Mowing Fund, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Guess
Clifton “Giggs” Guess, 81, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab.
Surviving are nieces and nephews, Barbara Qualls, Brenda Samuel, Charlotte Chandler and LaVanda Holloman, all of Marion, Teresa Hughes of Fredonia, Ricky and Randy Guess both of Memphis, Tenn., Paula Cooper of Princeton, Sandra Bates of Florida, Jackie Barnett of Henderson, Johnny Barnett of Benton, and Beverly Barnett of New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Guess; mother and step-father Beauton and Dewey Brown; sisters, Gwendolyn Barnett and Wanda Rushing Scott; and a brother, Paul Guess.
Services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Fowler
Robert Thomas Fowler, 72, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
He was formerly of Crittenden County where he briefly taught school and coached basketball at Tolu.
He was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Marion, attended Murray State University and earned a bachelor of science degree, majoring in math and physics. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Fowler later earned his master's degree in engineering and space physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Lt. Col. Fowler served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1981 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After moving to Fort Worth in 1981, Fowler worked for General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin, working on the F-16 program and later was involved with the development of the F-22 Raptor.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Anna Chernysh Fowler; daughter, Beth Satterfield and husband, Mike; a son, Brad Fowler and wife, Cathy; a sister, Brenda Dotson of Pensacola, Fla.; and grandchildren, Skylar, Taylor and Marshall.
He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. John L. Fowler, and mother, Hazel Fowler.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 17 at Biggers Funeral Chapel at Lake Worth, Texas. Burial with military honors was at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Johnson-Hoyne
Rose Lou Johnson-Hoyne, 80, died at Tuscany House in Summerfield, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.
She was born in Marion and moved to Florida in 1978. She was of Pentecostal faith and worked in mobile home sales for 20 years.
Surviving are her husband, Gary Hoyne of Summerfield; son, Richard and wife Jayne Johnson of Summerfield; daughter, Victoria Rose and husband Tim Jansen of Gainesville, Fla.; daughter-in-kind, Meredith “Misty” Smith of Gainesville; brother, Robert “Buddy” York of Marion; sister-in-law, Billy York of Providence; grandchildren, Josh Johnson, Chris Jansen, Matthew Daugherty, Brittany Rose Daugherty, Stephanie McPherson, Amanda Jansen; great-grandson, Colby Jansen; cousin, Shelby Jean Croft of Marion; and many nieces in Kentucky.
Graveside services are Friday, Jan. 21 at Belleview Cemetery in Florida. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Summerfield was in charge of arrangements.

Cosby
James Hubert Cosby, 83, of Burna, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital.
Services are at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial will follow at McMurray Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m., Thursday.
A complete obituary will be published next week.

Wring
Conrad R. Wring, 81, of Marion, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

January 13, 2011

Clouse
Jean Fletcher Clouse, 82, formerly of Marion, died Dec. 24, 2010 in Henderson.
Surviving are a daughter, Donna James of Henderson; a sister, Peggy McReynolds of Marion; two brothers, Tony Fletcher of Sturgis and Jim Fletcher of Belton, Mo.; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Paul Clouse of Evansville; a brother, Creed Fletcher; and a sister, Lois Farmer. Her parents were Cavit and Mellie Fletcher.
Services were Dec. 28 at Boone Funeral Home in Evansville. Burial was at Oak Hill Mausoleum in Evansville.

Murray
Sharon F. Murray 63, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Surviving are two sons, Brad Murray of Marion and Tony Murray of Henderson; three sisters, Kathy Allen of Princeton, Donna Joyce of Marion and Pam Perryman of Lola; one brother, Randy Travis of Marion; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Murray, and her parents, Dallas Lloyd Travis and Edna Earl Jennings.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 7 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Crowell Cemetery.

Pye
Wimla Pye, 90, of Peoria, Ill., formerly of Marion, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at her home.
She had worked at Sunbeam and managed Tilton Bakery in Peoria.
Surviving are one stepdaughter, Judy Baker; one sister, Ruby Claridge; two grandchildren, Carrie Puckett and Gregory Peck; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ecton McGraw; her second husband, Leslie Pye; one daughter, Ruby Peck; one stepdaughter, Beverly Sap; three brothers; and one sister. Her parents were Henry and Viola Belt Underdown.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel in Peoria with Ted Deal officiating. Burial was at Lutheran Cemetery.

Howard
Bobby Rudell Howard, 69, of Paducah, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation.
Surviving are one son, Scottie Howard of Symsonia; several cousins; and special friend, Loretta Millikan of Smithland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Toby and Marie Perrin Howard.
Services were Monday, Jan. 10 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Gary DeRossett officiating. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.

Parker
Lemma Riley Parker, 97, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital. She was born in Livingston County on Oct. 12, 1913.
Parker was a longtime resident of Paducah until entering Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Paducah.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Shelly Brown of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Betty “Tootsie” Kelly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pratt Parker; daughter, Patsy Parker Brown; granddaughter, Tammy Brown Egan; four sisters; and four brothers. Her parents were Finis and Ethel Fuller Riley.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 9 at Boyd Funeral Directors with Rev. Mark Gills officiating. Burial was at Dyer Hill Cemetery.

Riley
Vera L. Riley, 60, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
She was a member of Repton Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Riley Sr. of Marion; sons, Charles Riley Jr. and James Riley, both of Marion; a sister, Nancy Smith of Marion; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Marie Boone; two brothers; and a sister.
Services were Monday, Jan. 10 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.

Lewis
Jack Dempsey Lewis, 49, of Marion, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Surviving are his wife, Kathy Lewis of Marion; children, Rose Lewis and James Lewis, both of Marion; sister, Mildred Lewis of Salem; brothers, Ronald Lewis of Salem, Bill Lewis of Marshall County and Clyde Lewis of Smithland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Rosie Miller Lewis; and six brothers.
Services were Monday, Jan. 10 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
January 6, 2011 Issue

Phillips
Kathryn C. Phillips, 85, of Burna died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at her home.
Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Don H. Phillips; granddaughter, Tina Quinlin; and great-granddaughter, Danielle Quinlin of Madisonville. She also helped raise four other children.
Phillips retired from Kroger Company in Hendersonville, Tenn.
She was a member of Dyer Hill Church, a member of American Legion Auxillary Unit 217 at Burna and the VFW Auxillary 111 at Mooresville, Ind. She was the Homemaker of the Year in Livingston County in 2003, was secretary/treasurer of Unit 217 and First District American Legion Auxillary secretary/treasurer for over 10 years.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 11 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Rev. Randy Beals and Rev. John East officiating. Burial was at Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Dyer Hill Church or Shriners Hospital for Children through Rizpah Shrine c/o Boyd Funeral Directors P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Campbell

Rowena Campbell, 85, of Marion died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
She was a member of Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Peggy Ritch of Marion; a son, Ed Campbell of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Campbell; parents, Edd and Essie Thurman; a granddaughter, Christa Ritch; three brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Clouse
Jean Fletcher Clouse, 82, formerly of Marion, died Dec. 24, 2010 in Henderson.
Surviving are a sister, Donna James of Henderson; a sister, Peggy McReynolds of Marion; two brothers, Tony Fletcher of Sturgis and Jim Fletcher of Belton, Mo.; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Paul Clouse of Evansville; a brother, Creed Fletcher; and a sister, Lois Farmer. Her parents were Cavit and Mellie Fletcher.
Services were Dec. 28 at Boone Funeral Home in Evansville. Burial was at Oak Hill Mausoleum in Evansville.

Hughes
James Franklin Hughes, 93, of Carrsville died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a member of
the Carrsville Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Helen Hughes; and a sister, Wuanita McDowell of Crittenden County.
Hughes was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Etta B. Adams Hughes; a sister; and a brother.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 29 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Mac Dossett officiating. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.

Bridwell
Mary Ann Bridwell, 74, of Elkhart, Ind., died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Elkhart General Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Shelby G. Bridwell; three sons, Darrell and wife Liz of Osceola, Ind.; Jeffery of Elkhart and James and wife Mary Hoover of Walkerton, Ind.; a daughter, Darlene and husband Jack Swaenepoel of Elkhart; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gaylon and wife Laura Davis of Elkhart.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Soward and Sadie Hylkema. Her parents were Cleo Floyd and Pearl Leona (Brown) Davis.
She was employed at Whitehall from 1977-1992. She retired in 1999 from Jackson Manufacturing. Bridwell graduated in 1956 from Jimtown High School and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bristol American Legion.
Services were Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Indiana with Pastor Ray Caudill officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Grove Cemetery Fund.

Gass
Lois “Madeline” Gass, 87, of Evansville died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2010 at her home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1922 in Crittenden County, the daughter of George and Minnie (Belt) Gass.
She attended Abundant Life Church in Newburgh, Ind. Gass retired in 1985 from Mead Johnson where she had worked for 38 years in various departments.
Surviving are a sister, Ruth Bohman of Rock Island, Ill.; a niece, Virginia Hamerlinck of Orion, Ill.; and five great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Dec. 20 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansville with Pastor Troy Boulware officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Abundant Life Church, 7333 Sharon Rd., Newburgh, IN 47630.
Atwood
John Alfred Atwood, 78, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was retired from the Westinghouse Corporation in Grand Rapids, Mich. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in the Korean conflict and was a member of New Union General Baptist Church at Lola.
Surviving are his wife, Jewel Leen (Wright) Atwood; five stepsons, Jimmy and wife Toni Wright of Marion; Ronnie and wife Dee Wright of Burna, Jerry and wife Jody Wright of Lola, Johnny and wife Loretta Wright of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Rodney and wife Stacy Wright of Grand Rivers; a stepdaughter, Diane Wright Coleman of Grand Rivers; 14 step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ines Harding Atwood and a stepson, Wayne Head.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

McCraw
Norris Wayne McCraw, 59, of Tiline died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
Surviving are his children, Joseph McCraw of Salem and Tina Warner of Trigg County; sisters, Joan Worsham of Hopkinsville and Dorothy Darnell of Duquoin, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

Kurtz
George M. Kurtz, 95, died Dec. 29, 2010 at Heritage Place in Owensboro. Formerly of Sturgis, Kurtz was an auctioneer, businessman and farmer.
Kurtz was a Danforth Scholar at the University of Kentucky. In 1945, he founded Kurtz Auction Realty Co., which had offices in Sturgis, Morganfield, Henderson and Marion. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sturgis and Owensboro and taught Sunday School for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Shaffer Kurtz; his second wife, Emogene Clements Kurtz; a sister, Mary Rice; brothers, William and Johnny Kurtz; a granddaughter, Molly Williams Sherrill; great-granddaughters, Mary Katherine McDearman and Jane Ellen McDearman. His parents were Hugh M. and Lucy Kelly Burton Kurtz.
Surviving are his children, Martha Jane Kurtz Williams, Beth McDearman and Sydney Goetz of Louisville, John Kurtz and Nick Goetz of Owensboro, Sara Elizabeth Tackett of Nashville and John Lindsay Tackett of Lexington; 12 great-grandchildren; and step-grand and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 3 at the Sturgis United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Burt and Rev. Steve Thompson officiating. Burial was at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.
Memorials may be made to Sturgis United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1001 North Adams Street, Sturgis, KY 42459; Morganfield Lions Club P.O. Box 791, Morganfield, KY 42437; We Care, P.O. Box 313, Uniontown, KY 42461; Hospice Care of the Ohio Valley, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301 or the charity of your choice.

Perry
Eric Scott Perry, 39, of Greenbrier, Tenn., died Dec. 31, 2010 at Northcrest Medical Center, Springfield, Tenn.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy Perry; daughter, Ericka Rae Perry; a son, Kenneth Howard Scott Perry of Greenbrier, Tenn.; his mother, Connie Nix of Fenton, Mo.; two sisters, Arlyne Lachowski of Kansas City, Mo., and Connie Arnee Lindsey of Biloxi, Miss.; a brother, James “Lucky” Perry of Festus, Mo.; two half-brothers, Howard Michael Perry and Howard Lynn Perry of Tennessee; a half sister, Veronica Bunn of Henderson, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard W. Perry.
Funeral Services were Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Bro. James Perry and Bro. Don Collins officiating. Burial was at Old Bethel Cemetery in Sturgis.

Murray
Sharon Murray, 63, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
Murray, 63, had been employed by the Crittenden County Board of Education for more than 33 years. She retired in 2009 as assistant transportation director, but returned to the school district in 2010 as a part-time bus dispatcher.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home. The funeral is at 11 a.m., Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crowell Cemetery.
A complete obituary will be published next week.

Crabtree
Esther Crabtree, 78, of Evansville, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at Deaconess Gateway. She was born Aug. 19, 1932 in Crittenden County.
She was a member of Fairlawn United Methodist Church in Evansville and Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marion. Crabtree was active in the women’s organizations at both churches.
Surviving are her daughter, Jeanine Scheessele and husband Andy; sons, Ron Crabtree and wife Kathy of Norman, Okla., Barry Crabtree and Tim Crabtree; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Duane Crabtree; daughter, Sabrina Josey; and great-grandson, Nicholas Sanders.
Services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 6 at Alexander East Chapel in Evansville with Rev. Patrick Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Park Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairlawn Methodist Church, 2001 South Parker Drive, Evansville, IN 47714.