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December 25, 2008 Issue

Thomas
Brandi Dickey Thomas, 3, of Henderson died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 in Evansville.
Survivors include her father, Gordon L. Dickey of Marion; brothers, Daniel Dickey of Chesterton, Ind.; Jacob Dickey of Portage, Ind.; Tyler Dickey of Michigan City, Ind., and Levi Dickey of Marion; a sister, Jessica Cowsert of Dresden, Tenn.; paternal grandparents, Gordon Dickey of Marion and Judy Freeze, of Chesterton, Ind.; paternal great-grandmother, Mae Samuelson, Porter, Ind.
A memorial service was held Monday at Marion Baptist Church. Myers Funeral Home in Marion were in charge of arrangements.

Long
Orlin Long, 94, of Salem died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
He was a farmer.
Long was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member and deacon of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred “Peachie” Long of Salem; a son, Jewell Long of Salem; daughters, Shirley Long Kelley and Avonna Baker, both of Salem; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Pearl Bohanna Long; and two sisters.
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 21 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Baptist Church c/o Stella Brown, 100 Emmaus Church Rd., Salem, KY 42078.

Nelson
Donald L. Nelson, 78, of Marion died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and member of Teamster Local #554, #142 and #414, and a truck driver with Consolidated Freightways.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Nelson of Marion; children, Johnny Nelson of Portage, Ind., George Nelson of Chesterton, Ind., Merel Nelson of Portage, Missy Mills of Marion, Faith Fitch of Cadiz, Phillip Sitar of Marion, and Stephen Sitar of Marion; brothers and sisters, James Nelson of Lake Village, Ind., Daniel Nelson of Indiana, Ted Nelson of Hobe Sound, Fla., David Nelson of Missouri, Jenny Hayes of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Kay Buchanan and Bonnie Wright of Griffith, Ind., and Gene Nelson of Wyoming; 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Harvey Nelson; a grandson, Billy Nelson; and one sister.
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Repton Cemetery.

Cobb
J.T. Cobb, 83, of Elkhart, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Indiana.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925 in Salem to Joe Thomas and Betty Loveless Cobb. On April 29, 1943, he married Juanita Doom in Crittenden County. Cobb retired as general manager from Elcona Mobile Homes. In 1973, he received the Civilian Fire Rescue Award.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita; two sons, Charles L. and wife Nancy Cobb of Goshen and Rick D. and wife Betty Jean Cobb of Elkhart; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Adams of Jasper, Ind., and Cena Cobb of Salem; two brothers, Carl O. and Jim Cobb, both of Kentucky; and a sister-in-law, Lola Mae Patton of Dycusburg.
He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne; four sisters, Imojean Grimes, Fannie Hayes, Ruth Loveless and Dorothy Lemon; and one brother, Frank Cobb.
Funeral services were at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in Elkhart with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Burial was at Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart.

King
Gene Walker King, 68, of Marion died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He was a psychometrist and a U.S. Army veteran. King attended Second Baptist Church in Marion.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa King of Marion; children, Geniene Steward, of Nashville, Tenn., Grant King, of Paducah, Clay McConnell of Marion and Lee Ann McConnell of Marion; a brother, Jerry P. King of Bethlehem, Pa.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Porter and Annabelle Robertson King.
Graveside services were Monday at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion with Rev. Danny Starrick officiating.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Westendorff
Larry E. Westendorff, 61,, of Marion died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a truck driver. Westendorff served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Chandler Westendorff, Marion; a son, Chad Westendorff, Arlington, Va.; a daughter Sonya Leist of Evansville; stepsons, Rick Truitt of Alpharetta, Ga., Tim Truitt of Nokesville, Va., and Jason Truitt of Knoxville; father, Wilbur Westendorff of Blairstown, Mo.; brother, Mike Westendorff of Clinton, Mo.; sisters, Sheri Richter of Montrose, Mo., Coleen Feagans and Debbie Phillips, both of Chilhowee, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Reitz Westendorff.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 20 at Myers Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Thomas
Carol C. Thomas, 41, of Henderson died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 in Evansville.
She was a homemaker.
Thomas is survived by daughter, Jessica Cowsert of Dresden, Tenn.; sisters, Candy Mills of Marion, Shana Duncan of Poole, Belinda Campbell of Fredonia, Tamara Driver of Marion, Shandra Williams of Marion; brothers, Clifton Driver of Lake Station, Ind., Jeff Driver of Murray, Greg Driver and Terry Driver, both of Portage, Ind., Randy Cowsert of Marion, Charles Morrison and Garth Driver, both of Valparaiso, Ind., and fiancé John “Tony” Murray of Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sandra Chase Cowsert.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Chris McDonald officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.


December 18, 2008 Issue

Blazina
John F. Blazina, 95, of Lyons, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
Blazina attended St. Hughes Catholic Church in Lyons.
He is survived by his children, Georgia Bloomquist of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Joseph Blazina of Marion; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane M. Polich Blazina; and two sisters.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 13 at St. William Catholic Church in Marion with Father Larry McBride officiating. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery in Illinois.

Matthews
Donnie Doyle Matthews, 68, of Smithland, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at his residence.
He attended Tiline General Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Matthews is survived by his wife of 45 years, Reba Rainey Matthews of Smithland; one daughter, LaDonna and husband Chris Clark of Smithland; three sons, Kenneth Matthews of Oklahoma, Marty and wife Angie Matthews of Burna and John and wife Maria Matthews of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Michael and Dillion Matthews of Burna, Austin and Logan Clark of Smithland, and Emily and Adam Matthews of San Antonio.
Matthews was the son of John Kellum and Ruby Matthews Kellum.
No funeral service will be scheduled. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693.

Dekema
Jean Dekema, 83, of Dycusburg, died at 8:15 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 in Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center in Calvert City.
Dekema was retired from Dietary Department of Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa. She was a member of Dycusburg United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Tim and wife Kim Cannon of Paducah; two grandchildren, Sheri Cannon and John Cannon, both of Paducah; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Odess Cannon; her second husband, Wilbur Dekema; two brothers, Seth Ferguson and Leon Ferguson; one sister, Louise Mott; and her parents, Young Henry Ferguson and Mabel Dobbs Ferguson.
Memorial Services were held Sunday, Dec. 14 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Keegan officiating.
Memorials may be made to United Breast Cancer Foundation, 223 Wall Street, Suite 368, Huntington, RI 11743 or Dycusburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 76 Dycusburg, KY 42037.

Boone
Anna E. Boone, 87, of Marion died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at Crittenden County Hospital in Marion.
She was retired from the Crittenden County School System after 30 years and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion.
Boone is survived by her children, Elaine Stalion of Marion, Margaret Alderdice of Eddyville and Danny Boone of Marion; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her husband, Daniel Boone; son; David Boone; a great-grandchild; parents, Henry J. and Edith Bailey Wiginton and two brothers.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Gilbert Funeral Home at Marion with interment in Piney Fork Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078 or Samaritans Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Shewmaker
Leroy Elbert Shewmaker, 80, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at his residence.
He was a native of Crittenden County and a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church where he was also a deacon. He worked at Ft. Knox Recapping Co., for 33 years. He also volunteered in the children's nursery and was custodial supervisor for Severns Valley Baptist Church for 12 years. He worked for the Kentucky Department of Transportation for several years as a surveyor in Crittenden County.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary “Johnnie” Matthews Shewmaker; a son, Eddie D. Shewmaker and wife Jo of Hendersonville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Alisha McFarland of Smyrna, Tenn., and Tyler “T.J.” Shewmaker of Maryville, Tenn.; and a niece, Rita Hatfield of Elizabethtown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Allen and Hilda Manley Shewmaker; and a sister, Betty Brown.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Rev. Roger McCurry officiating. Burial was at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Manus, 105
William R. Manus, 105, of Burna died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Livingston Hospital. He was a World War II veteran and was of the Baptist faith.
Manus is survived by his wife, Christine Manus of Salem; a son, Harold Manus and his wife Vivian of Burna; two grandchildren, Rhonda and husband Tim Hayes of Salem, and Cristie Manus of Princeton; and two great-grandchildren, Shea and Sean Hayes of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister; and four brothers. Manus was the son of Pleasant Murph and Rhoda Florence Waters Manus.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Jeremiah Burdon officiating. Burial will be at Pinckneyville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m., until the funeral hour on Thursday.

Champion
James Edward Champion Sr., 86, of Marion died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at his home in Marion.
He was a retired farmer and member of Marion Church of God.
Champion is survived by his wife of 66 years, Katherine Fowler Champion; sons, James Champion Jr., and wife Susan of Salem and Kenneth Ray Champion and wife Pam of Marion; grandsons, Steven and wife Eugena Champion and Scott and wife Misty Champion both of Salem, and Jason and wife Jessi Champion, Jared and wife Terri Champion and Josh and wife Julie Champion, all of Marion; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Madison, Lane and Trent Champion, all of Salem, and Bristen, Kalli, Jaycee, Travis and Jaylee Champion, all of Marion; a brother, Donald Champion of Paducah; and a sister Dorothea McKinney of Marion.
He was preceded in death by a brother Douglas Champion; a sister Martha Wring; and parents, E. and Lucy Carter Champion.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Hunt
Ethel Hunt, 87, of Princeton died at 1:42 p.m., Sunday Dec. 14, 2008 at Princeton Health and Rehab.
Hunt was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was born March 13, 1921 in Caldwell County and was a retired childcare giver.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary Hunt of Marion, Lucille Kamensky of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Juanita Hillyard of Fredonia; two grandsons, Dwayne Patton of Eddyville and Tracy Patton of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Neal Patton; four brothers, L.G. Shinall, Roy Shinall, Edward Shinall and Jesse Shinall; and two sisters, Rantha Newman and Flossie Dyer.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Rodney Wallace and Rev. Mark Faughn officiating. Burial will be at Fredonia Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

December 11, 2008 Issue

Berard
George R. Berard, 63, of Marion died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 at his home.
He worked in the manufacturing business.
Berard was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Berard of Marion, and a sister, Viola Jelly of Woonsocket, R.I.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emile and Angeline Beagout Berard.
Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Lockhart
Dorothy Beard Lockhart, 89, of Marion died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a homemaker and member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter Dolores and husband Kenneth Belt of Marion; three grandchildren, Lacinda Belt Files of Springdale, Ark., Melissa and husband Rip O’Leary of Sturgis and Jeremy and wife Jessica Belt of Marion; four great-grandhildren, Zach, Wes, and Suzannah Files and Jaxon Ray Belt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh D. Lockhart; and parents Jess G. and Nettie Mae George Franks.
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 6 at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Cannon, Rev. Marty Brown and Rev. Rob Ison officiating. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery.

Meredith
Betty J. Meredith, 86, of Marion died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 at Crittenden Health Systems. She was a homemaker.
Meredith is survived by daughters Joyce Middleton of Marion and Alma Greenfield of Louisville; son, William Douglas Meredith of Washington, Ind., 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Meredith; and parents, Jessie and Lula Decker Highbaugh.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Myers Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Watson
Lois A. Watson, 76, of Creve Coeur, Ill., died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria, Ill.
Born Sept. 4, 1932 in Livingston County to Clarence Marvin and Bessie Blanche Carr Moore, she married Paul E. Watson on Sept. 10, 1950 in Corinth, Miss. He died May 2, 2007 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Darla K. Watson on Dec. 28, 1968 in Peoria and one infant granddaughter, Miranda Watson.
Surviving are one daughter, Vickie A. and husband James Callas of Peoria; one son, Gregory A. Watson of Creve Coeur; five grandchildren, Erin Lafreniere of Surprise, Ariz., Jenna Watson of Peoria, Taylor Watson, Wesley Watson and Colin Watson, all of East Peoria; two great-grandchildren, Kameron Adair and Kaleb Lafreniere; four brothers, Fred and wife Joy Moore of Midland, Texas, Leon and wife Dottie Moore and Louis Moore, both of Ledbetter, and Dale and wife Faye Moore of Springfield, Mo.; and two sisters, Wanda and husband Raymond Schuppe of Lebanon, Ind., and Melva Porter of Salem.
She retired from International Paper in 1994 with 20 years of service.
She attended First Baptist Church of Creve Coeur.
Private funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 2  at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home in Creve Coeur.  The Rev. David L. Lynn officiated. Burial was at Fon du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 425 Rusche Avenue, Creve Coeur, IL 61610 or to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

Whalin
Virginia Brasher Whalin, 94, formerly of Marion, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2008 in Lexington.
She was born Sept. 15, 1914, near Frances to Perse and Minnie Brasher. She was educated at Frances School and Western Kentucky State College. She taught at Dam 50 Elementary School and in 1934 married Ralph Warren Whalin, who taught at Eastern Kentucky University from 1937 to 1974. Whalin owned and operated a kindergarten for many years, engaged in sales, and, before her retirement in 1974, was a financial aid assistant at EKU. She and her husband retired to Eddyville in 1974 and remained there until his death in 1991. Since 1991, she lived in Lexington.
She was a member of Crestwood Christian Church in Lexington.
Survivors include two sons, David Milton of Annandale, Va.; and, Robert Warren of Clinton, Miss.; a granddaughter, Kate Whalin Whitehead; and great-grandchildren, Andrew Warren, David Oakely, and Benjamin Wilson of Baton Rouge, La.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Milward Funeral Home in Lexington. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to the Ralph Whalin Scholarship Fund, Development Office, Eastern Kentucky University, CP019A 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond KY 40475.

Hills
Anna Carlene Hills, 85, of Marion died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab.
Hills was a member of Sugar Grove Presbyterian Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Paula Kelly of Kernersville, N.C.; brothers, Homer Ray and John Travis both of Marion; sisters, Willie Mae Jenkins, Ruby Jean Hodges and Peggy Easley, all of Marion; and granddaughter, Stephanie Kelly of Knoxville, Tenn.
Hills was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Hills; parents, Homer and Ora Hillyard Travis, a brother and a sister.
Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY. 42078 or The American Cancer Society, 130 E. Mound Park Avenue, Marion, KY. 42064.

Austin
Verdna Barnard Austin, 96, of Henderson, formerly of Cave In Rock, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at Medco of Henderson.
She was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church in Cave In Rock.
Survivors include her son, Rev. Arthur and wife Charlotte Austin Jr. of Cave In Rock; daughters, Faye Oxford of Cave In Rock and Veldene Kenreck of Henderson; grandchildren, Tim “Bobbi” Oxford of McCleansboro, Ill., Dennis Daymon of Elizabethtown, Ill., Tammy Oxford of Henderson, and David “Suzanne” Austin of Eldorado Hills, Calif.; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Weldon Barnard of Cave In Rock and Ray Barnard of Eldorado, Ill.; and sisters, Opal Frailey of Cave In Rock and Laura Switzer of Mt. Vernon, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Arthur Austin Sr.; parents, Gentry and Myra Barnard; one grandchild; three brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 8 at Mount Zion General Baptist Church in Cave In Rock. Burial was at Cave Hill Cemetery.
Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home in Cave In Rock was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Mount Zion Cemetery or Cave Hill Cemetery, P.O. Box 128, Cave In Rock, IL 62919.

McReynolds
Billy Gene McReynolds, 69, of Gilbertsville died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 in Atlanta. He was employed by Marten Transport for 29 years.
McReynolds is survived by his wife, Dorothy McReynolds of Gilbertsville; daughters, Ruthie Bone of Gilbertsville, Brenda Boyd of Smithland, Mona Hicks of Sturgis and Rose Roberts of Gilbertsville; sons, Chris McReynolds of Mayfield, Danny McReynolds of Washington, and Weldon Roberts of Gilbertsville; sisters, Flora Jean Dowdy of Norfolk, Va., Marie Totty of Wingo, Elma Reeves of Wingo, Peggy Mangrum of Mayfield, Wanda Dick of Mayfield and Shirley Burkhart of Calvert City; brothers, James McReynolds of Mayfield and Valton Ray McReynolds of Mayfield; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
McReynolds was preceded in death by a son, William C. Roberts; two sisters, Fay Smotherman and Janice Hobbs; and his parents, Jewell and Elma Lorene Murray McReynolds.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Jack Kee officiating. Burial will be in Hampton Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Frazer
Robert Carl “Bob” Frazer, 73, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.
He was born in Marion on July 16, 1935, and graduated from Marion High School. Frazer graduated from Law Baree Agee Laboratories in Atlanta and became a technician in the concrete industry. In 1966 he moved to Fort Pierce, Fla., and in 1980 moved to Okeechobee. He worked in Chicago, Kansas City, Jessup, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Tampa and spent seven years in Saudi Arabia with Tradco-Vulcan Industries. At the time of his death, he was the North Area Regional Manager for Continental Concrete of Fort Pierce. He was a member of the Fort Pierce Rotary Club for over 15 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. His church home was Treasure Island Baptist Church in Okeechobee.
Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Betes of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; sons John Frazer of Nashville, and Larry Frazer of Fort Pierce; brothers Edwin “Bart” Johnson of Marion, Charles “Runt” Johnson of Hudson, Fla., William “Copper” Johnson of St. Louis, Schley “Slick” Frazer of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sister Frances Quertermus of O'Fallon, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marvine Frazer; brother Douglas “Mose” Johnson; sister Ada Nell “Polly” Simpson; and a grandson, Cpt. Adam P. Snyder.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 SE 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Visitation is 10 a.m., until noon Saturday, Dec. 13 at Haisley Funeral Home in Fort Pierce. The funeral is at noon. Burial will be at White City Cemetery in Fort Pierce.

McMackin
Barbara Jean McMackin, 72, of Marion died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a homemaker.
McMackin is survived by her husband Donald Roger McMackin of Marion; daughters, Connie Nelson of Oglesby, Ill., Sally Keefe of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Kathy Huss of Springfield, Mo.; sons, Kim, Kurt and Kevin McMackin, all of Marion, Kelly McMackin of Kuttawa, LeRoy Perry of Fort Worth, Texas; Mike Perry of Kingston, Ill., and Joe Perry of Elgin, Ill.; 12 brothers and sisters; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ethel Heinrieson Miller.
Funeral services are at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m., until the time of the funeral. Visitation will be held at the Quiram Funeral Directors at Kirkland, Ill., from noon until the time of the funeral at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. Burial follow in the Kirkland Cemetery.

Heines
William "Billy Reese" Heines, 80, of Marion died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He was a member of Marion Church of Christ and was a farmer and engineer for Ashland Oil.
Heines is survived by a daughter, Joan and husband David Maclin of Marion; a son, William Bradley and wife D'Jarsa Heines of Rome, Italy; and two grandchildren, Trisha and Nancy Maclin of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Dennisen Heines; and a granddaughter, Natalie Maclin.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 11 at Mapleview Cemetery with burial to follow.
Memorials may be made to the Western Kentucky Youth Camp, 301 Youth Camp Road, Marion, KY 42064 or Marion Church of Christ, 546 W. Elm St., Marion, KY 42064.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Blazina
John Blazina, 95, of Marion, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
Arrangements at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem were incomplete at press time.
December 4, 2008 Issue

Hoover
Marjorie Arflack Hoover, 92, of Marion died at 6:50 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 26, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include, daughter, Jeanne and husband Jerry Kost of Marietta, Ga.; sons, Dr. Stan and wife Voncille Hoover of Marion, and and Jerry and wife Sheila Hoover of Canton, Mich.; a sister, Ruby Hill of Providence, KY; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren,
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Will and Mattie Brightman Arflack; and husband Charles Edward Hoover. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial was at the Hoover Family Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Janus
John Raymond Janus, 44, of Marion died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008 at his residence.
Janus was employed in the heating and air conditioning business. He attended Unity Baptist Church in Crayne.
Janus is survived by his sons, Dakota and Austin Janus, both of Marion; his mother, Dorothy Janus of Marion; sisters, Jayne Bey and June Smith, both of Portage, Ind., and Joyce Janus of Georgetown, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald John Janus.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at the Second Baptist Church in Marion.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangement.

Harper
Leona Harper, 83, of Booneville, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at Warrick County Hospital in Boonville.
She was a member of Dawsons Adult Bible School.
Survivors include daughters, Barbara Wilson of Newburgh, Ind., Diana McGary of Chandler, Ind., Phyllis Sutton of Evansville, and Frieda Fitzpatrick of Benton, Ill.; sons, James Harper of Robards, Bob Harper of Evansville, Charles Harper of Boonville, Roger Harper of Evansville, and Joseph Harper of Boonville; 30 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were her husband, James A. Harper; daughter, Carlin Harper Bowman; son, Henry A. Harper; and granddaughter, Karla S. Harper.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Conn
Arch Conn Jr., 87, of Sturgis died at 10:27 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Union County.
Conn retired from Chrysler Corporation and was a local farmer. He attended and was a member of Sturgis Baptist Church.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, Ruth “Sissy” Berry of Marion, John Markham of Marion, Judy Hatfield of Louisville, Louis Sheffer of Mt. Vernon, Ind., David Dunning of Calvert City, Carol Waide of Henderson, Mike Conn and Joe Conn of Sturgis, Dave Conn of Morganfield, Cindy Cole of Bowling Green, Connie Daniel of Bowling Green and Martha Watson of Sturgis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Mary Conn; two brothers, William and Eb Conn; and three sisters, Rugh Dunning, Margaret Markham and Lillian Waide.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 1 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Don Davis officiating. Burial was at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Damron
Sarah Edith Orr Damron, 84, of Roxboro, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro.
Damron was a homemaker and former member of Roxboro Women’s Club. She was also a member of Long Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Cherie Damron of Kanab, Utah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Damron; and parents, John F. and Sarah Edith Gray Orr.
A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 at Salem Cemetery in Salem with Rev. Phillip Sanders officiating. Boyd Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial may be made to the Long Memorial United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 310, Roxboro, N.C. 27573.

Curry
Shelia Faye Curry, 64, of Clay, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
She was born Oct. 31, 1944 in Providence to Richard and Corella Penrod, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Black Grove Missionary Baptist Church near Blackford.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Tommy Curry of Clay; six daughters, Alesia Darlene Smith of Providence, Beverly Jane Belt of Marion, Nancy Jo Gibson, Kelly Jo Curry, Peggy Faye Curry and Kathaleen Ellen Curry, all of Clay; one sister, Marilyn Gentry of Providence; one brother, Harold Wayne Penrod of Diamond; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay.

Roberts
Richie Roberts, 79, of Marion, died at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab.
He was born in Richlands, Va., on Jan. 18, 1929. Roberts was a retired coal miner; retired from West Point Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; a Kentucky Colonel; and volunteer firefighter for Ft. Montgomery Fire Department in N.Y.
Surviving are seven children; Ritchie "Steve" and wife Becky Roberts, Jimmy and wife Gail Roberts, Annetta and husband Rick Nelson, Donna and husband Gary Rushing, Bonnie and husband David Rushing, James "Skipper" and wife Tammy Roberts and Rocky and wife Amy Roberts all of Marion. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clyde and Larry Roberts of Richlands, Va., and sisters, Lori Tolliver and Lillie Horton of Richlands.
Preceding him in death were his parents, James Floyd and Eliza Ellen Roberts; wives, Meddie Jean Brannam Roberts and Dorothy Jean Sutton Roberts; a son, Ricky Ray Roberts; a grandchild and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, with Bro. Jim Wring officiating. Burial was at Freedom Cemetery.

Watson
Lois A. Watson, 76, of Creve Coeur, Ill., died at 1:05 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria, Ill.
Survivors include a daughter, Vickie A. Callas of Peoria; a son, Gregory A. Watson of Creve Coeur; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Fred Moore of Midland, Texas, Leon Moore and Louis Moore, both of Ledbetter, and Dale Moore of Springfield, Mo.; and two sisters, Wanda Schuppe of Lebanon, Ind., and Melva Porter of Salem.
Private funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home. Burial was at Fon du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria. A complete obituary will be published next week.

Hodges
Ruby Jean Hodges, 81, of Marion died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker.
Hodges was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann McClure of Marion and Linda Davis of Wilmington, Ill.; sisters, Willie Mae Jenkins and Peggy Easley, both of Marion; brothers, Homer Ray Travis and Johnie Allen Travis, both of Marion; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Homer and Ora Hillyard Travis; husband, Carlos Hodges; two sisters; and a brother.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Cary Carlton officiating. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Crittenden County.


November 27, 2008 Issue
Richardson
Thomas C. Richardson, 76, of Marion died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
Suvivors include three sons, Nelvin Richardson of Marion, Tom Richardson of St. Louis, Mo., and Jamie Richardson of Marion; sisters, Mary Fox of Crayne and Jean Moore of Mississippi; brothers, Clay Richardson of Crayne and Nelvin Richardson Jr. of Mississippi; six grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Richardson; a son, Timothy Scott Richardson; parents, Nelvin and Rowena Smith Richardson Sr.; two brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery in the Mexico community.

Cochran
Rev. Leon Cochran, 86, of Carmi, Ill., died at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. He was born June 14, 1922 in Ava, Ill., the son of Ardell and Ethel Lavenia Vaughn Cochran.
He was the minister and member of First Pentecostal Church in Carmi for 33 years.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Ella Mae Cochran of Carmi; two daughters and a son-in-law, Diana Nelms of Logan, Ill. and Denis and Brent Karns of Norris City, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Scooter and wife Stephanie Nelms, Teresa Nelms, Crystal and husband Tim Capps, Ryan and wife Jennifer McDaniel, Nicole and husband Clay Inboden, Jared Karns and Lesley and husband Brian Ray; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Faye Cochran; and four sisters, Esta Brimer, Bertha Stehl, Anna Stehl, and Eula "Shortie" Kellerman.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at First Pentecostal Church in Carmi with Rev. Bill Wagner, Rev. Roy Boothe, Rev. Tony Hodgson, and Jared Karns officiating. Burial was at Melrose Cemetery in Carmi.

Sunderland
Patricia Ann “Patty” Sunderland, 56, of Salem died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Crittenden County Convalescent Center. She was a former activities director at Salem Nursing Home and a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Cheryl Barnett of Burna.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Edna Gass Sunderland.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 22 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
Hills
Anna Carlene Hills, 85, of Marion died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab.
Hills was a member of Sugar Grove Presbyterian Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Paula Kelly of Kernersville, N.C.; brothers, Homer Ray and John Travis both of Marion; sisters, Willie Mae Jenkins, Ruby Jean Hodges and Peggy Easley, all of Marion; and granddaughter, Stephanie Kelly of Knoxville, Tenn.
Hills was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Hills; parents, Homer and Ora Brown Travis, a brother and a sister.
Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY. 42078 or The American Cancer Society, 130 E. Mound Park Avenue, Marion, KY. 42064.

Michaels
Joseph Edward Michaels, 87, of Sturgis died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.
Survivors include three daughters, Terri DeGroote of New York, Candi Shrull of Sturgis and Gaye Michaels of Spain; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Michaels was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Funeral services will be scheduled at a later date in New York. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of local arrangements.

Walker
Marion Lois Walker 95, of Lafayette, Colo., died Satuday, Nov. 22 at his home.
He was born May 11, 1913 in Crittenden County to George Willis Walker and Cora Ellen Lewis Walker. Walker served his country in the Kentucky National Guard receiving an Honorable Discharge. He went to Colorado in 1934.
He married Lenore Hazel Laughlin on Nov. 26, 1936 in Longmont, Colo. They were married 64 years. Born to this union was a daughter Shirley-Joyce.
Lois and his father-in-law farmed the homeplace south of Longmont for several years. He then went to work for Reed Motor Co., in Boulder for two years. He retired from the Crouch Motor Co., in Boulder after 17 years of service.
He served on the Davidson School Board for eight years. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels; Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge of Longmont and Silver Spruce #16 Rebekah Lodge of Longmont, holding several offices. Walker held lifetime membership in the Scottish Rite Consistory #1 of Denver; El Jebel Shrine of Denver; St. Vrain Masonic Lodge #23 AF & AM of Longmont and had received his 50-year membership pin in the Masonic Fraternity. He was also a member of the Shrine Club of Longmont; Columbine Chapter #11 Order of Eastern Star of Longmont, holding several offices including Worthy Patron and Past Patrons Club. Walker later transferred his membership to Laurel Chapter #44 OES Berthoud, holding several offices including House of Delegates for the Robert Russell Eastern Star Home in Denver. He helped in organizing Bethel #38 International Order of Job’s Daughters in Longmont, and was appointed the first office of Director of Fraternal Relations and served three terms as Associate Guardian. He had an Honorary membership in Bethel #32 in Loveland. He served on the board of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. He was devoted to Eastern Star, attending Grand Chapter in Victoria and Calgary, British Columbia, Canada; Illinois; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kentucky; Kansas; and Colorado. He participated in the Berthoud Day Parade for several years representing Laurel Chapter #44 OES of Berthoud.
Walker was preceded in death by his wife in 2001; three sisters, Gladys Herrin of Evansville, Imogene Floyd of Marion and Elizabeth Wheeler of Madisonville; four brothers, William Walker of Florida, Orville Walker and Doug Walker of Kentucky and George Lenville Walker of Pacific, Mo.; and his first caregiver, Joanne Capps.
Walker is survived by his daughter Shirley-Joyce Schneider and husband Herman of Loveland, Colo.; sister Zula Kinnis of Marion; four grandchildren, Tonya Trytten-Peterson and husband Daniel of Loveland, Colo.; Kathleen Henderson and husband Kent of Roswell, N.M., Cindy Newman of Fairbanks, Alaska, and David Newman of Tucson of Arizona; five great-grandchildren, Amie Marshall and husband Tony, James Curtis, Jason Trytten, Bryon Trytten and wife Sara and Jill Trytten; and five great-great-grandchildren, Kalub Jacobson, Cole and Noah Trytten, Cameron Curtis and Blake Trytten. He is also survived by a special friend Ruby Barfield of Marion; home companions, Sue Johnson, Cindy Staley, Teri Irvin and Kayla Atkinson; very special friends, Don Capps of Longmont, and Debbie and Stewart Ford, Montez and Herb Wright all of Lafayette, Colo.; and many other great neighbors and friends.
Visitation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with David Bradshaw of LifeBridge Christian Church officiating. Burial was at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder. Masonic Rites were performed by St. Vrain Lodge #23 AF & AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to leave condolences for the family.
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November 20, 2008 Issue
Murray
Margaret Mary Murray, 69, of Marion died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Marion and was retired from Tyco Manufacturing.
Murray is survived by her husband, Vestel Murray of Marion; two sons, Rev. Gary Murray of Marion and Ronnie Murray of Cadiz; a daughter, Brenda Yandell of Marion; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Patrick and Elizabeth Coine; and a brother.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 15 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Rushing
Helen Jane Rushing, 81, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Crittenden County, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
She was a member of Life and Abundance Church in Evansville.
Rushing is survived by her son, Thomas Fritsche and wife Catherine of Evansville; granddaughter, Amanda; and great-grandson, Caine; granddaughter, Pamela and great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Kyle; brother, Spencer Roy Rushing and wife Lynn of Chicago; a niece, Gaye Lynn Rushing of Chicago; nephew, John Rushing, wife Diane and family of Chicago; niece, Jennifer and husband Chris Strader of Chicago; nephew, Richard Rushing, wife Kathy and family of Chicago; and sisters-in-law, Margarite and Mae Rushing both of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lena Woodson and three brothers.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Bond
Paul Bond, 68, of Salem died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa.
He attended Pleasant Grove Church.
Bond is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Martha Garnett Bond; two sisters; and five brothers.
Graveside services were Sunday, Nov. 16 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Grimmett
Coreen G. Grimmett, 86, of Salem died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
Grimmett attended New Union General Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Grimmett of Marion; a son, Larry Grimmett of Salem; five sisters, Dorothy Crawford of Smithland, Pauline Damron of Salem, Rowena McKendree of Benton, Roberta May of Chicago and Wanda Janes of Louisville; one brother, J.D. Gilland of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Grimmett; one sister; and one brother.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 15, at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Belt
Gracie Katherine Belt, 77, of Rose Bud, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at White County Hospital in Searcy, Ark.
She was a resident of White County, Ark., for 33 years. She was born in the Irma community of Crittenden County on May 9, 1931, to the late Sam and Jeannie Curnel.
Belt owned three restaurants in Arkansas and loved gardening and quilting.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda M. Tabor Belt of Marion, and Katherine A. Wilhite of Rose Bud; six sons, Gary E. Tabor of Marion, Kenneth D. Tabor and Wayne Belt, both of Rose Bud, James E. Belt Jr. of Concord, Ark., Eddie J. Belt of Heber Springs, Ark., and Anthony Belt of Wilburn, Ark.; three sisters, Arla Givens of Carrsville, Merle Belt of Salem and Pearl Wagnor of Paducah; 31 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George J. Tabor; two sons, Coy Wayne Tabor and George V. Tabor Sr.; three great-grandchildren; her second husband, James E. Belt Sr.; and her third husband, Joseph F. King Sr., another son, Joseph F. King Jr.; and several brothers and sisters. Her parents were Sam and Jenny Curnel of Crittenden County.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 14 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Deer Creek Church Cemetery.


Holloman
David Holloman, 42, of Eddyville died at 6:50 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 in Lyon County, the result of a traffic accident.
Holloman was a self-employed carpenter and co-owner of Area Lake Builders, Inc.
Survivors include three daughters, Summer Holloman of Eddyville, Linsey Holloman of Princeton and Hannah Holloman of Eddyville; his mother, Sandra Tinsley Holloman of Marion; one brother, Kenneth Holloman of Rosiclare, Ill.; three sisters, Barbara Davidson of Marion, Patsy Nesbitt of Marion and Betty Lanham of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Holloman.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 15 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville. Burial was at White's Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Burns
Rue Edward Burns, 75, of Smithland, died at 10:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1933 to Willie and Claras Thompson Burns.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Virginia Cissell Burns; daughters, Amy Burns Williams and her husband John of Mesa, Ariz., and Beverly Lynch of Paducah; a step-daughter, Sarah Duley Pitts and her husband Ron; step-son, Mark Duley and wife Sarah of Metropolis, Ill., and Michael Duley and wife Janese of Germantown, Tenn.; two grandsons, Carl Short Williams of Mesa, Ariz., and Nevada Lynch of Paducah; step-grandsons, Adam Duley of Metropolis, and Jon-Michael Duley and Jon Luke Duley, both of Germantown; and two step-granddaughters, Keely Cochran of Vienna, Ill., and Madeleine Duley of Germantown.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Geralene Jennings of Salem, and his parents.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Mike Birk officiating. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery in Joy.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or the Make A Wish Foundation.


Wesmolan
Kenneth “Hank” Wesmolan, 61, of Gilbertsville died at 9:09 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
Wesmolan was a retired rock miner for Morrison and Knudgon in Chicago.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Mildred “Reenee” Jarrett Wesmolan; three sons, Danny Wesmolan of Marion, Zack Wesmolan of Benton and Kevin Wesmolan of Gilbertsville; one daughter, Daphenia Downs of Marion; his father, Rance Wesmolan of Eddyville; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five sisters, Frances Mansfield of Colorado Springs, Colo., Donna Collins of Evansville, Mona Barton of Evansville, Phyllis Lipsky of Benton, Wisc. and Darlenea Snow of Wadesville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nina Lee Lockerby Wesmolan; brother, Willard Wesmolan; and sister, Vicky Wesmolan.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Kenneth Downs officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

Richardson
Arrangements for Thomas Richardson, 76, of Marion were incomplete at press time at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. He died Tuesday morning at Livingston Hospital.


November 13, 2008 Issue
Pupek
Charlene Ruth Pupek, 77, of Portage, Ind., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008.
Pupek had been a Portage resident for 53 years after moving there from from Kentucky. She was a member of Merriville Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Casmer; six children, Anthony Falcetta of Lake Station, Ind.; Michael and wife Judy Pupek of Smithfield, Pa.; Jason and Lynn Pupek of Merrillville, Ind.; Richard and wife Angie Pupek of Texas.; John Pupek of Ohio; Sandra Ann Falcetta of Portage; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Jean Moore of Portage.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cora Tabor; six brothers, Roy, Luther, Everett, Lenard, Hershal and Pete Tabor; four sisters, Carrie Glenn, Elizabeth, Lula May, and Sutabelle Tabor.
Services were held Nov. 10 at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart, Ind., with Rev. Ken Smith officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery.


Reed
Mary Ellen “Maw” Reed, 97, of Hobart, Ind., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 at Millers Merry Manor in Hobart.
Reed had been a resident of the Gary and Hobart area since 1936.
Survivors include a son, Dennis and wife Virginia Reed of Hobart; a daughter, Leah McFadden of Crossville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Tammy and husband Don Barnes of Crossville, Tenn., Amy and husband Tom Tokash of Indianapolis, Ind., Shelley and husband Scot Ifert of Cookville, Tenn., and John D. and Andrea Reed of Fredricksburg, Va.; four great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Reed of Hebron, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Anna Holbert Miller; husband, James D. Reed; twin sons, John and William; granddaughter, Terri McFadden; sister, Margaret Thomas; and a brother, Maurice Miller.
Services were held Nov. 11 at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with Rev. David Banning officiating. Entombment was followed at Graceland Mausoleum in Valparaiso, Ind.

November 6, 2008 Issue

Cates
Jason Russell Cates, 34, of Marion died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at his home.
He is survived by his mother, Susan Cates of Marion; a sister, Jennifer and husband Dwayne Day of Smithland; grandmother, Kathleen Cooke of Crown Point, Ind.; two nieces, Ashley and Jessica Woodall, both of Smithland; an aunt, Penny Jankovich of Crown Point; and his Band of Brothers from the cabin.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.
Contributions may be made to the Jason Cates Memorial Fund, c/o Farmers Bank and Trust Co., 201 S. Main St., Marion, KY 42064.

Wigginton
Joseph Kelly Wigginton, M/Sgt. U.S. Army (Ret.) died July 20, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.
He was born July 25, 1918 in the Piney Fork area of Crittenden County. He was a member of Co. I of the Kentucky Home Guard, which was activated Jan 17, 1941 into the regular Army, 149th Infantry, 38th Cyclone Division. His outfit saw combat in New Guinea and Luzon and Leyte in the Philippines in World War II and earned the sobriquet Avengers of Bataan.
Among his many awards were the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge and Good Conduct Medal. During Wigginton’s military career, in addition to his World War II experiences, he served tours of duty in France and two tours in Korea. In Korea he received a letter of commendation for saving his headquarters building from burning down. Wigginton retired from active duty in May of 1962 at Ft. Sill, Okla.
He was a member of Crestview Baptist Church in San Antonio, had served as a deacon and was very involved in maintenance and repair of the church.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Pauline Mahan Wigginton of San Antonio; a son, Larry Wigginton; grandchildren Jim and Clare Wigginton of Round Rock, Texas; a sister, Anna Boone of Marion; brothers-in-law, Paul and wife Mildred Mahan of Sheridan, Mich., Mark and wife Martha Mahan of Columbus, Ohio; and nephews, nieces and cousins in Ohio, Michigan and Crittenden County.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry J. Wigginton and Edith Bailey Wigginton; and a brother, Curtis Wigginton.
Funeral services were held at Sunset Funeral Home in San Antonio. Burial was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

Curnel
William Curnel Jr., 68, of Salem, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at his residence.
Survivors include two sisters, Phyllis DeOre of Marion and Hazel McDowell of Joy; two brothers, Russell Curnel of Marion and Paul Curnel of Salem; two daughters, Joann and husband Randy McKinney of Fredonia, and Karen Roberts of Georgia; two sons, Ricky Curnel of Marion and Mike Schaibley of Salem; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, W.L. Curnel; one sister, Rugina McClure; and one brother, Eddie Curnel. His parents were William and Sarah Curnel.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 31 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Roger Holloman officiating. Burial was at White’s Chapel Cemetery.

Sandefur
Lois Evelyn Sandefur, 79, of Henderson died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
She is survived by her son, Robert Sandefur of Henderson and a sister, Linda Morris of Marion.
Sandefur was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Ora Ford Fritts; five brothers, four sisters, one half-brother and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services were Saturday, Nov. 1 at Crooked Creek Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to Crooked Creek Baptist Church, 822 Brown's School Rd., Marion, KY 42064.

Hill
Carolyn Louise Hill,61, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
Hill was a homemaker and member of Crayne Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Kenny Hill of Marion; two sons, Michael Clement of Marion, and David Clement of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a stepson, Duston Hill of Marion; and two grandchildren.
Hill was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Mary Wigginton Gerding; and two brothers, Donald and Hayden Gerding.
Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 2, at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Gary Hardesty and Rev. Jimmy Porter officiating. Burial was at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Marion.

Randolph
Jimmy "Roundman" Randolph, 71, of Salem, formerly of Morganfield, died Thursday, Oct. 30 2008 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Randolph was a retired Teamster Local 236 and drove a school bus for the Crittenden County school system. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and received many awards for his service.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Randolph of Salem; his mother, Catherine Randolph of Salem; a daughter, Debra Ann and husband Richard Yates of Corydon; one son, John Randolph of Princeton; six grandchildren, Chasity Nance, Whitney Hutchison, Jessie Yates, Allen Yates, John Randolph, and Brennan Randolph; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Nance and Emma Hutchison.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Randolph; and a grandson, Matthew Sean Randolph.
Private funeral services were held at Whitsell Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
October 30, 2008 Issue

Cates
Jason Russell Cates, 34, of Marion died Tuesday morning.
Arrangements were incomplete at Gilbert Funeral Home at press time.
Roberson
Melinda B. Roberson, 60, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at her home.
She was the owner of Melinda's Ceramics and a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Sturgis.
Roberson is survived by her husband of 45 years, James Roberson of Marion; a daughter, Terri Snyder of Henderson; step-son, Tommy Roberson of Marion; step-daughter, Tina Tabor of Poole; two grandchildren, Casandra Holloman and John Snyder, both of Henderson; four step-grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joy Annette Roberson; her parents, Roscoe and Lucille Hargrove Sutton; a sister and a brother.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 25 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery.

Monroe
William Marvin Monroe, 88, of Lyons, Ill., formerly of Lola, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, Ill.
Monroe was a member of Lola Pentecostal Church. He was also a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Illinois, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Stickney, Post #6863 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Blue Island, Ill., chapter.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond D. Monroe of Blue Island, Ill., and William M. Monroe of Illinois; one daughter, Kathy A. Edwards of Lyons, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna L. Monroe; one son, Norris Wayne Monroe; and 13 brothers and sisters. His parents were Carl Monroe and Effie Cash Monroe.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 25 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem. Burial was at Lola Pentecostal Church Cemetery.

Tabor
Bonnie Sue Tabor, 67, of Salem died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
Tabor is survived by her husband, Shelby Tabor of Salem; daughters, Theresa Neihoff of Paducah, Shirley Lockhart of Marion and Lisa Tabor of Salem; one son, Robert Tabor of Hanna, Ind.; one brother, Robert Watson of Michigan; a half-brother, Pete Watson of Indiana; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Patterson and two half-brothers, Paul Watson and Jimmy Watson.
Tabor was the daughter of Herschel and Imogene Damron Watson.
Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 26 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Voss
Constance M. Voss, 61, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 in Ludington, Mich.
She was born in Hart, Mich., on April 6, 1947 to Charles and Frances (Loree) Easton. She married John “Jack” Voss of Marion, and he preceded her in death.
Voss received her bachelor's degree from Ferris State University and was employed by the county of Tarrant, Texas as a bookeeper and also a homemaker. She also taught quilting classes.
Voss is survived by her children, Melissa “Izza” Sherfinski of Elizabethtown, Bethany Sherfinski of Ludington, Mich., and Charlotte Kiefer of Ludington, Mich.; step-children, Allison and husband Doug Sheperd of Elizabethtown, and Michelle and husband Steve Minton of Marion; step-grandchildren, Dustin, Cale and Reed; her friend and children's father, James and wife Glenda Sherfinski of Harlingen, Texas; and an uncle, Lynn Turley and his family of Fort Worth.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan.
Linzy
David Ray Linzy, 59, of Salem, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at his residence.
He was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church.
Linzy is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sandy Linzy of Salem; his mother, Nellie Linzy of Marion; a son, Ben Linzy of Salem; three sisters, Linda Asbridge of Salem, Becky Linzy of Paducah, and Amanda McMain of Salem; three brothers, Roger Dale Linzy of Americus, Ga., Steven Linzy of Sullivan, and Tim Linzy of Nashville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Linzy.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Old Salem Cemetery.

Sunderland
Deon Sunderland, 62, of Marion, died at 12:25 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
Sunderland worked in the logging industry.
Survivors include his wife, Delores Sunderland of Marion; a son, Michael Sunderland of West Point, Ky.; a daughter, Jennifer Sunderland of Marion; brothers, Paul Sunderland of Salem, and Charles Sunderland of Marion; a sister, Nora Johnson of Salem; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Osborn and Dollie Mae Rushing Sunderland; a brother, William Sunderland; and a niece, Deneice Tinsley.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Timothy Fouts officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Myers Funeral Home beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday.


October 23, 2008 Issue

Hicks
Roy Mitchell Hicks, 78, of Marion, died at 11:27 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Hicks was a member of Marion First Baptist Church and Bigham Masonic Lodge #256 F & AM. He was a retired chief master sergeant from the United States Air Force, and retired from Henry and Henry Monuments in Marion.
Survivors include, wife Lois Hicks, Marion; sons, James C. Hicks of Deer Park, Texas, and Roy Anthony Hicks of Phillipsburg, N.J.; a daughter, Tracey Choat of Eddyville; brothers, Bill, Ferrell and Leon Hicks, all of Tennessee and Charles Hicks of Oklahoma; sisters, Geneva Logan of Tennessee, and Brenda Patterson of Georgia; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Hicks was preceded in death by his parents James Martin and Bertha Murr Hicks; a son, Michael Hicks; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 20 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Mike Jones and Rev. Jerry Thurman officiating.
Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either the Marion Baptist Church Family Life Center 131 E. Depot St., Marion, KY 42064 or River City Mission P.O. Box 1000, Paducah, KY 42003.

Campbell
Daniel Ray Campbell, 25, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at Madisonville.
Survivors include his parents, Bobby and Pam Campbell of Marion; two sisters, Chrystal Rich of Clay and Teresa Baird of Marion; grandmothers, Anna Lois Campbell and Reba Kersey, both of Marion; grandfather, Eugene Tinsley of Marion; his girlfriend, Brittany Atchison of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carlos Ray Campbell.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Burdon officiating. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mexico Baptist Church Building Fund, Mexico Baptist Church Rd., Marion, KY 42064.

Travis
F.W. “Pete” Travis died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 in Millington, Tenn. He was born July 31, 1920 in Crittenden County to Ercie Ray “Jack” Travis and Ethel McKinley.
His father died when he was three years old and his mother married Claudie Fulks, who raised Pete and his sister like his own. He graduated from Mattoon High School in Crittenden County where he was a basketball player.
Travis married Sibyl McDowell on Sept. 27, 1941. He was a professional driver, having driven for Dixie Grayhound and then retiring as a driver for Humko (Kraft).
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Sibyl; two sons, Dell Ray and Lynn Wayne; three daughters-in-law, Nellie Travis, Vicki Travis, and Karen Travis; five grandchildren and spouses; seven great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille Stephenson of Bethalto, Ill.
He was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Lee; and his parents, Jack Travis and Ethel and Claudie Fulks.
Services were held Sunday, Oct. 12 at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home in Millington, Tenn. Burial was at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery.

Howerton
Joe Henry Howerton, 91, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
Howerton was a member of Dunn Springs Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Howerton of Marion; a daughter, Melinda Brasher of Marion; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Perry Fritts Howerton; parents James Edgar and Alice Mae Strange Howerton; two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. John Dunn and Rev. Eddie Boone officiating. Burial was at Mount Zion Cemetery. Military rites were performed at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Hunt
Robert “Bobby” Dean Hunt died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Hunt was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include two sons, Robert and Adam Hunt of Port St. Lucie; three grandchildren, all of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three brothers, J.E. Hunt of Grand Rivers, and Eddie Hunt and Donnie Hunt, both of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Jane Hunt; wife Cathy Hunt; one son, Charlie Hunt and one brother, Shelby Hunt.

Mattingly
Wayne Collins Mattingly, 73, of Rome, Ga., formerly of Clay, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at his home.
He was born Aug. 5, 1935 to the late Harold Liston and Mary Allyne Mattingly of Clay.
Mattingly retired from the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., in 1998 as a Senior Loan Officer.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Clara Ann Wilson Mattingly; two daughters, Molly Yancey and husband Dee of Rome, Ga., and Melissa “Mitzi” Breen of Rome; a son, Mitchell Wayne “Chip” Mattingly of Marion, Ind.; two sisters, Naona Ordway of Marion and Jane Collins of Wheatcroft; grandchildren, Harley, Jack and Mary Morgan Yancey of Rome, and Charlie, Joe and Will Breen of Rome.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Clay with burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Travis
William Marvin Monroe, 88, of Lyons, Ill., formerly of Lola, Ky. died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, Ill.
Arrangements at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem were incomplete at press time.

Curnell
Olivia Leann Curnell of Marion died at 10:10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at her home. Olivia was born Aug. 21, 2008 in Henderson.
Survivors include her parents Richard Curnell and Jennifer Messamore of Marion; maternal grandmother, Lisa Pyott and husband Michael; paternal grandparents, Cindy and Herman Curnell of Dawson Springs; two brothers, Nicholas and Lakota Curnell; one sister, Sevenna Messamore; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Bethany Curnell; one brother, Shakobe Curnell; and her grandfather, Kenneth Rector Sr.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday Oct. 23 at the Curnell Family Farm Cemetery with Rev. Leslie Joyce officiating.
October 16, 2008 Issue

Decker
Thomas Kendall “T.K.” Decker, 86 of Marion, died at 5:46 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at Livingston Hospital and Health Services in Salem.
Decker was a member of the Marion Second Baptist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired teacher.
Survivors include, two sons, Neil Decker of Marion, and Dale Decker and his wife Darla of Greensburg, Ky.; two daughters, Deborah Hamby of Greenville, S.C., and Erin Tyler of White Bluff, Tenn.; four grandchildren, John Hamby, Laura Hamby, Kyle Decker and Leah Barrett; one great-grandchild, Makaylee Irene Decker; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by wives Mildred Irene McConnell Decker and Laura Ellen Minton Decker; his parents, Charles and Gertie Layman Decker; a brother, Edgar Decker and sisters, Irene Decker and Helen Downs.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Danny Starrick officiating, assisted by Rev. Jerry Thurman.
Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Caldwell County.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society c/o Betty Sullenger, 130 East Mound Park Avenue, Marion, KY 42064.

Champion
Elizabeth Skye Champion, 18-day-old daughter of Joshua and Natasia Niewadomski Champion of Mackville, Ky., died at 12:53 a.m., Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
She was born at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, Ky., on Sept. 25.
Survivors beside her parents include maternal grandparents, Charles and Heather Niewadomski of Mackville; paternal grandparents, Tammy Beard of Marion and Phillip Champion of Ledbetter; maternal great-grandparents, Marilyn Willis of Tucson, Ariz., and Rae Willis of Massachusetts; paternal great-grandmothers, Anna Sue Harmon Jennings of Salem and Christine Champion of Paducah.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday at Boyd Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery. Visitation begins at 1 p.m., Thursday at Boyd Funeral Home.

Winn
Kenneth E. Winn, 63, of Marion died 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at his residence.
He was a retired Chief of Police of the City of Marion. He had been a policeman for 32 years before retiring in July 2007.
Winn was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Kentucky Chief of Police Association and a member of Michigan Long Bow Association.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Winn of Marion; son, John E. Winn and wife Kelly of Hickory, Ky.; daughters, Saundra Winn of Marion, and Karen and husband Jerry Gibson of Gilbertsville; and grandchildren, Kaylee Winn and Andy Gibson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Novella Beckner Winn.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 13 at the Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Caldwell County.
Memorials may be made to The Elevator Fund, c/o Marion United Methodist Church, 112 South College St., Marion, KY 42064.


Young
Rugenia Shewmaker Young, 66, of Marion died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at her residence.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Gibson City, Ill.
Young is survived by her husband, Johnie R. Young of Marion; sons, Spencer Young of Sibley, Ill., Wesley Young, Gibson City, Ill., and Darren Young of Marion; sisters, Nancy “Tootsie” McKinney and Marilyn “Mickey” Shewmaker, both of Marion; brothers, Leon Shewmaker of Gary, Ind., and Eddie W. Shewmaker of Levias; granddaughter, Samantha Young; and grandsons, Stephen, Ryan and Jesse Young.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Geneva Gibson Shewmaker; a sister, Carolyn Sue Miliam; and brothers, Joe and Dougless Shewmaker.
Graveside services were Monday, Oct. 13, at the Love Cemetery with Rev. Mike Morrow officiating.
The Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Loveless
D.C. Loveless, 86, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at his home following a long illness.
He was a lifetime member of Loveless Chapel Pentecostal Church and a veteran of World War II.
Loveless is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edna Grace; five sons: D.D. Loveless and wife Shirley of Benton, Buddy Loveless and wife Karen of Virginia Beach, Va., Larry Loveless and wife Cindy of Sturgis, Tony Loveless and wife Debbie of Lincoln, Neb., and Randy Loveless and wife Rhonda of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; five daughters: Carolyn and husband Ron Leister and Jeannie and husband Donnie Curnel, all of Marion, Gayla and husband Calvin Clark, Deanna and husband Phillip Tosh and Loetta and husband Larry Walker, all of Princeton; 28 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Emma Mitchell Loveless; a son, Gary Loveless; brothers, Dewey, Woodrow, Vernon, J.F. and Duncan Loveless and Vernon Auld; five sisters, Gracie Millikan, Betty Cobb, Kathy White, Alma Loveless and Mary Loveless; one granddaughter, Sherrie; a great-granddaughter Emily Blair Turner; and a son-in-law, Ronnie Hosick.
Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 12, at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Wayne Hunt officiating. Burial was at Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loveless Chapel Cemetery, 833 Pinckneyville Rd., Salem, KY 42078.


Chandler
Vanera Ada Chandler, 92, of Marion, died at 7:56 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Chandler was a lifetime member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marion. She was retired from the clerical department of Crittenden Health Systems.
Survivors include nieces, Carolyn Iborg of Swanzey, N.H., Judith Roberts of Strasburg, Va., and Ann McInerney and Peggy Sommerville, both of Bethesda, Md.; and a nephew, Ashley Chandler of Midland, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, V.O. and Ethel Metcalf Chandler.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17 at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marion with Rev. Robert Boggs officiating.
Burial will follow at Mapleview Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kennedy
Don W. Kennedy, who had a distinguished legal, political and judicial career in Missouri that spanned almost 50 years, died at his home in Marion, Ky., early Friday, Oct. 10. He was 82.
Kennedy had been in declining health in recent years, suffering from Parkinson’s Disease as well as post-polio syndrome.
Judge Kennedy served on the Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City from 1980 until his retirement in 1995. He previously was a circuit judge in Vernon County in Missouri where he began his legal practice in Nevada in 1947.
He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1960 to 1972. Before his election to political office he served as a prosecuting attorney in Vernon County and as an assistant attorney general for the State of Missouri. He also served terms on the Nevada city council and as mayor of Nevada, Mo.
Judge Kennedy was born in Shell City, Mo., in 1925. He was stricken with polio at the age of 11. He frequently said that having polio was a life-changing experience because he knew he could never make a living using his body and would have to develop his mind to the fullest. He graduated from Southwest Baptist College in Boliver, Mo., in 1943 and the University of Missouri School of Law in 1947.
In his later years, he took complete delight in being in the company of young children and especially his own grandchildren. He authored a children’s book, “Oliver the Weak-Tailed Possum,” based on a story he often told his children when they were young. The story had its roots in his own disabilities as a child with polio.
He was a loyal Southern Baptist for more than 60 years. He served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon in the First Baptist Church of Nevada and Wornall Road Baptist Church in Kansas City. He served on countless committees and boards in his churches and for the Missouri Baptist Convention.
Judge Kennedy was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Cleta Kennedy of Nevada, Mo., and by a son, Roger Quin Kennedy, who died of leukemia in 1973 at the age of 17.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 25 and in Nevada, Mo., on Oct 26.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Audrey Kennedy of Marion; three daughters, Julianne Pederson of Dallas, Texas and Jennifer Kennedy Dean and Priscilla Graham of Marion; five grandchildren, Brantley Dean of Raleigh, N.C., Kennedy Dean of Sioux Falls, S.D, Amy Graham Pagitt of Dallas, Texas, Stinson Dean of Olathe, Kan., and Hannah Pederson of Sherman, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marion Home Health Agency, The Praying Life Foundation, or Marion Baptist Church.
Myers Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

October 9, 2008 Issue

Taylor
Jack Lynn Taylor, 81, of the Burna community died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Paducah Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Paducah.
He was a carpenter for over 30 years and retired from Ray Black & Sons Construction Company. In 2005, he received the Golden Hammer Award from Local Union 357, an affiliate of the United Brothers of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
After retirement, he was an active member of the Burna Fire Department and a long-time member of the Burna American Legion Post 217. He served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. Taylor was a member of Matlock Memorial Christian Church of Salem for over 50 years. After the Christian Church closed, he attended the Hampton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan Taylor Richerson and husband Dennis of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a grandson, Clay Richerson of Murfreesboro; Carldean Taylor Hogg of Bonita Springs, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Taylor was preceded in death by his wife of almost 51 years, Oleta Belt Taylor; his parents, Willis Robert and Nina Mary Taylor; a sister, Christine Taylor Dittbenner; and a brother, James Robert Taylor.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 6 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.

Guier
Pink “Tiny” Guier, 84 of Cadiz died at 4:10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at Trigg County Hospital.
Funeral Services were Saturday, Oct. 4, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cadiz with Rev. Hal Shipley and Rev. Larry King officiating. King’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Guier was born in Trigg County, the son of Pink Harrell Guier Sr. and Sidney Alma Williams Guier.
He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and a lifelong farmer who was a Premier Ham Producer, hog producer, cattle producer, tobacco farmer and craftsman. Guier was a 5-year member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge 121.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Betty Sue Guier; a son, Harrell Guier of Cadiz; two daughters Faye and husband Bill Stevens, and Kaye and husband Ross Stewart, all of Cadiz; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded death by his parents and a brother, Lacy Guier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Relay For Life Team, c/o Jim and Linda Tribble, 890 Kings Chapel Road, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211.

Franklin
Margaret Ann Franklin, 70, of Murray, died Saturday at 4:45 p.m., Oct. 4, 2008 at Spring Creek Health Care.
She was a graduate of Marion High School, had bachelor’s and master’s degrees and Rank I Certificate from Murray State University.
Franklin had a distinguished education career, serving as an elementary teacher in eight different schools in western Kentucky, Tennessee and Colorado Springs, Colo. Most of her career was spent in Bowling Green and Murray. She was supervisor of instruction for Murray Independent Schools, Muhlenberg County Schools and McCracken County Schools.
Franklin was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority at Murray State and a member of the Kentucky Education Association, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the West Kentucky Association of Education Supervisors and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, W.A. Franklin of Murray; her son Chris Franklin of Murray; a daughter Leslie of Blue Springs, Mo., three grandchildren, Caleb, Sara and Benjamin, all of Blue Springs; a sister, Mary Alice Trammel and husband John of Grand Junction, Colo.; and a brother, John Elwyn Lucas and wife Mary Francis of Chandler, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elwyn and Margaret Lee Lucas of Marion and a brother, Bill Lucas, Robards.
J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday. Funeral services are at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Additionally, a graveside ceremony will be held at Frances Cemetery in Crittenden County after the funeral.

Dilbeck
Gerald Kenneth Dilbeck, 85, of Gosnell, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at his residence.
Dilbeck was born in Gibson County, Ind., to the late Walter James and Katherine Esther Dilbeck. He was a retired machinist for Caterpillar Company, and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was also a member of Holland Baptist Church and the American Legion. A part-time chef, he was also an avid fisherman.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Chrisco and husband Clyde of Gosnell, and Rhea Cherrith of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sons, Kenneth Wayne Dilbeck of Evansville, and Jerrold Hamilton Dilbeck of St. Louis; one brother, Rayburn Dilbeck and his wife Meda of Owensville, Ind.; and two sisters, Betty Meeks of Haubstadt, Ind., and Toni Becht of Sebring, Fla.; 24 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Virginia Wright and Margaret Wallace.
Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Dunavant officiating. A committal service was held Oct. 8 at Hurricane Baptist Church Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Hix
Rev. Buddy Hix, 65, of Princeton, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
Hix was currently pastor of Unity General Baptist Church in Crayne. He had pastored several General Baptist churches in Kentucky and Tennessee for the last 38 years. He had earlier retired from Farmers Home Administration after 29 years.
Survivors include his wife, Lela Smith Hix of Princeton; one son, Barry Hix of Princeton; two daughters, Teresa Lee of Clarksville, Tenn., and Shelley Riggs of Princeton; six grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; step-father, Noel Green of Hope, Ind.; four brothers, Paul Green of Columbus, Ind., and Wayne, Noel and Kenny Green, all of Hope, Ind.; two sisters, Shirley Sweezy of Moss, Tenn., and Debbie Shumaker of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paretns, Eugene and Evelyn Hix Green; and a son, Larry Dean Hix.
Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 9 at Morgan Funeral Home with Rev. David Gargus officiating and Rev. Junior Deason assisting. Burial was at Beech Grove Cemetery .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International.

Nunn
Robert F. Nunn, 83, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton, Ill.
Born July 1, 1925, in Marion, he was the son of Onslow G. and Ruth E. (Holmes) Nunn.
On March 8, 1947, in Marion, he married the former Bonnie A. Fritts. She survives.
Nunn was a retired supervisor at the Olin Corporation. Additionally, he was plant supervisor for CME Mining Company in St. Louis for 11 years. He attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Nunn served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Central Europe from November 1944 to February 1946, and received the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with the Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal World War II. He was a Sunday school teacher for 60 years and had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alton for 32 years, where he was chairman of the deacon board several times and was serving as deacon emeritus.
Also surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Raines and her husband Roger of Alton and Bobbi Peters of Edwardsville, Ill.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Verlene Wells of Taylor, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Matthew Payne; a grandson-in-law, Andy Mellenthin; a brother, Arnold Nunn; and a sister, Patsy E. Brown.
Gent Funeral Home in Alton was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, Ill., with military honors by the Alton VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.
October 2, 2008 Issue

Waryck
Thelma Meeks Waryck, 72, of Crittenden County died at 1:30 a.m., Wednesday Sept. 24, 2008 at the home of her sister in Princeton.
She was born Aug. 25, 1936, was a retired waitress and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons, Joe and wife Kelly Waryck of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Kenneth Wayne Gass of Sturgis, and Bobby Glenn Gass of Philpot, Ky.; one daughter, Brenda Gass of Marion; five grandchildren, Tyler Joseph Waryck, Joseph Michael Bastidas, Wesley Gass, Chris Gass and Eric Gass; her first husband, Jimmie Gass of Clay; three brothers, Billy Wayne Meeks of Salem, Jimmy Meeks of St. Louis, and Donald Meeks of Madisonville; two sisters, Sue Cerniglia of Hollywood, Fla., and Bonnie Canada of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews.
Waryck was preceded in death by husband, Daniel Jerome Waryck; parents, Bill and Helen Harper Meeks; and one brother, Ronnie Meeks.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 26 at Fredonia Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Fox officiating.

Wilson
Helen Wilson, 89, of Salem, died at 8:40 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Springlake Care Center.
She was a long-time member of Old Salem Baptist Church. She worked as a nurses aide at Salem Nursing Home until her retirement in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Jim Wilson and wife Tammy of Paducah; daughter, Wanda King and husband Kelly of Gainesboro, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Shannon and husband Mike Rushing of Burna, Stephanie and husband Matthew Ellegood of Fancy Farm; three grandsons, Brandon Wilson of Paducah, Chris LaRue and wife Erin of Dallas, Texas and Jordan Wilson of Louisville; two sisters, Kathryn Brooks of Lola and Janette Sullenger of Madisonville; and three great-grandchildren, Jessie and Emma Rushing of Burna and Hunter Ellegood of Fancy Farm.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest C. Wilson and her parents, Cartie and Nettie McElmurray Bebout.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 29 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Jerry Thurman officiating. Burial was at Old Salem Cemetery.


Cash
Opal Lee Armstrong Cash, 79, of Marion died at 9:30 a.m., Sunday Sept. 28, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital.
She attended Marion General Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Randa and husband Roger Simpson of Marion, ShaRion and husband Greg Pheral of Salem, Denice and husband Rickie Goode of Paducah, and Linda and husband Harry Redmon of Vine Grove; a sister, Thelma Phelps of Princeton; eight grandchildren, Tracy Beeson of Marion, Angel and husband Brad Richards of Paducah, Denver and wife Gina Smith of Paducah, Matt and wife Jana Smith of Paducah, Kelly and husband Tim Cecil of Bardstown, Joe and wife Misty Redmon of Radcliffe, Jessie Redmon of Vine Grove, Becky Redmon of Vine Grove; 13 great-grandchildren, Holly, Jeremy, LaDarra, Zack, JoHanna, Alyssa, Tessa, Hanna, Seth, Emma, Lindsey, Madison, and Natalie; and several nieces and nephews.
Cash was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Cash of Tuscon, Ariz., and two sisters, Juanita Williams and Vera Louise Franklin. She was the daughter of Houston and Nettie Jane Harris Armstrong.
Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Bob Martin officiating. Burial was at Love Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003 or a no-kill animal shelter of the donor's choice.
Bebout
Janice Ryan Fritts Bebout, 70, of Marion died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Serita and husband Dennis McGuire of Chicago Ridge, Ill.; a son, Steven Fritts of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Lois and husband H.B. Phillips of Marion; a brother, Paul “Tittle” and Mary Ryan of Kuttawa; grandchildren, Brian McGuire of Aracadia, Calif., Kelly, Erin and Natalie McGuire of Chicago Ridge, Ill.; nieces, Karen Lowery and Paula Belt of Marion, Tammie Kolb of Madisonville, Tacie Hartley of Hendersonville, Tenn., Pamela Chaples of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Cindy Sanden of Rolla, Mo.; nephews, Douglas Wayne McClure of Indian Mound, Tenn., Michael Ryan of Lakeland, Fla., and Todd Ryan of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie Elizabeth Gass and Marion Dewey Ryan; stepfather, Lawrence J. Gass; sisters, Bonnie McClure, Helen Ryan, Beulah Ryan; maternal grandparents, Charlie C. and Laura Fritts Lanham; and paternal grandparents, John T. and Melinda White Ryan.
Bebout attended Marion High School and was a cheerleader from 1952-1953. She retired from Crittenden Health Systems.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 27 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was a Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, 193 Phillips Ct., Owensboro, KY 42303.
September 25, 2008 Issue
McDaniel
Coleman Lee McDaniel, 57, of Clay died Sept. 18, 2008 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Survivors include daughters, Julie Bitler, Loretta Stone, Rachael McDaniel and Delores McDaniel, all of Madisonville; sons, Elias Esponoza and Thomas McDaniel, both of Madisonville; his father, Richard McDaniel of Florida; three grandchildren; brothers, Thomas, Kevin and David McDaniel; and sisters, Mary Scheuitti, Brenda O’Nan, Kay McDaniel, Wanda Strong, Doye McDaniel and Karen McDaniel.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Loretta Benton McDaniel; one granddaughter and one sister.
Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 20 at White’s Chapel Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Bebout
Arrangements for Janice Bebout, 70, of Marion were incomplete at Gilbert Funeral Home at press time. Bebout died at 4:05 a.m., Wednesday at Crittenden Hospital.

Manley
Jimmie R. Manley, 74, of Marion died at 12:05 a.m., Sept. 20, 2008 at Salem Springlake Care Center.
He was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Manley is survived by his wife, Dottie McClure Doom Manley; three sons, Randy and wife Judy of Palmer, Alaska, Steve and wife Mona of Marion, Scott and wife Rudell of Princeton; three grandchildren, Josh, Samantha Jo and Katlyn Manley; four step-granddaughters, Mandy Dotson, Jessica Colson and husband Kevin, Lara Lane and Ashley Lane; one step-great-grandson Camron Colson; and two brothers, Bob and wife Chris of Hawthorne, Fla. and Ben Jr. and wife Diane of Maryville, Tenn.
Manley was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Selma Brantley Manley, Sr.; a brother, Jackie Ray Manley; his first wife, Betty Jo Bennett Manley; and a step-daughter, Rebecca Doom Lane.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Lonnie Knight and Don Piper officiating. Burial was at Crowell Cemetery.

Lynch
David Lynch, 75, of Marion died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Lynch; a daughter, Vanessa and husband Chris Coleman of Greenville, Texas; sons, William “Bud” and wife Angela Lynch of Manteno, Ill., and David and wife Lisa Lynch of Marion; grandchildren, Gordan, Dylan and Brendan Coleman of Greenville, Texas; Ashley, Lindsey and Matthew Lynch of Manteno, Ill., and Daniel, Taylor and Amanda Lynch of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Polk and Hallie Louise Foreman Lynch; and one sister.
Funeral services are 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation was from 5-9 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be at Deer Creek Cemetery.

Norman
Keith William Norman, 81, of Kiowa, Okla., formerly of Marion, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at McAlester Regional Health Center.
He was born Sept. 10, 1927 in the Mexico community in Crittenden County to Clay and Stella Leah Williams Norman. He graduated from Marion High School in 1946. Norman moved to Oklahoma in 1964 and married Juanita Parkerson on June 2, 1965. Norman worked for several nursing homes, the City of McAlester, Okla., Meeco Marines, Oklahoma State Penitentiary and at Kiowa schools.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald Eugene Norman of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Gregory Norman of Munster, Ind., and Jeffrey Norman of Dawson Springs; two step-sons, Larry Norman of Fort Gibson, Okla., and Danny Oliver of Vian, Okla.; seven grandchildren; one brother, Marcus Norman of Evansville, Ind.; and special friend, Mildred Thompson of Kiowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Juanita; sister, Ina Mae Little and brother, James Norman.
Services were Sept. 24 at Brumley-Mills Chapel in McAlester, Okla., with Pastor Cecil Day officiating. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Wiggins
Corbett “C.C.” Wiggins, 78, of Burna, died Friday Sept. 19, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
He was employed by U.S. Steel for 36 years and then retired and farmed for 20 years. Wiggins attended Cedar Grove United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alpha C. Yates Wiggins of Burna; daughters, Vicky and husband Dave Roberts of Knoxville, Tenn., Sharon Blazkiewicz of LaPorte, Ind., Theresa and husband Bob Wood of Salem, Ann and husband Tony Travis of Burna, and Crystal and husband Kent Poindexter of Salem; sons, Roy C. Wiggins of Hobart, Ind., and Corbett L. and wife Sharon Wiggins of Westville, Ind.; sisters, Francis Palmer and Pattie Lancaster, both of Burna; brother, Roy Kenneth Wiggins of Farmington, Minn.; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Wiggins was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Queenie Hayes Wiggins; one brother, Eugene Wiggins, and one sister, Frankie Scott.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 22 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Mike Grimes officiating. Burial was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
September 18, 2008 Issue

Decker
Mildred Irene Decker, 78, of Marion, died at 4 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at her home in Crittenden County.
She was a member of the Marion Second Baptist Church, a retired teacher, and a member of the Queen Francis’ Red Hatters and the Evening Belles Homemakers Club.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas K. Decker; two daughters, Deborah Hamby of Greenville, S.C., and Erin Tyler of White Bluff, Tenn.; two sons, Neil Decker of Marion and Dale and wife Darla Decker of Greensburg, Ky.; four grandchildren, John Hamby, Laura Hamby, Kyle Decker and Leah Barrett; one great-grandchild, Makaylee Irene Decker; one sister Inez Rowland of Rensselaer, Ind.; one aunt, Dorothy Booker of Marion; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Isabelle Vinson McConnell; and four brothers, Iley, Ivan, Robert and Hayden McConnell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept.14 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Danny Starrick officiating, assisted by Rev. Jerry Thurman. Nephews served as pall bearers.
Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Caldwell County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Betty Sullenger, 130 East Mound Park Avenue, Marion, KY 42064.

McDowell
Thelma Harris McDowell, 87, of Salem, died at 2:25 p.m., Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She attended Lola Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Loretta Millikan of Paducah; one son, Ben W. Harris and wife Delita of Nashville; grandchildren, Tammy Hunter of Salem, Sheila Robinson of Paducah and Troy G. Harris of Mobile, Ala.; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, and Tyanna Hunter and Cora Robinson; and one sister, Sylvia Mae Watson of Salem.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glynn “Shorty” Harris and her second husband, Lilbert McDowell. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Nola Shuecraft; three sisters and six brothers.
Services were held Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
September 11, 2008 Issue

Galusha
Tom Galusha, 61, of Eddyville, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at his home in Lyon County.
Galusha was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Brenda Lynch Galusha; one son, Jamie Galusha; one daughter, Mandy Galusha; four grandchildren, Cody and Dallas Galusha and Kendra and Megan Thompson; four brothers, Dennis Galusha and Steve Galusha, both of Eddyville, Chris Galusha of Kuttawa, Ken Galusha of Fredonia; two sisters, Chonita Wadlington of Eddyville, Lisa Wilson of Reidland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Galusha. His parents were Hale and Christine McVey Galusha.
Services were Sunday, Sept. 7 at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Mickey Lewis officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with military rites.

Underdown
Martha Helen Underdown, 81, of Marion died Sept. 9, 2008 at Crittenden Health and Rehab.
She was a member of Marion Second Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons, Garland Anderson of Clay, and Lavon Anderson and Ricky Anderson both of Gulfport, Miss.; a sister, Carolyn Travis of Marion; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Floyd; two grandchildren; her parents, Wilbur and Bertie C. Redd; and two brothers, Paul and Trice Redd.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Danny Starrick officiating. Visitation is from noon until the service.
Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
September 4, 2008 Issue
Knight
Janet Lynn Knight, 50, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Marion, Ky., died at 9:40 p.m., Tueday, Aug. 26, 2008 at her residence.
She was born March 11, 1958 in Louisville
Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Knight of Marion, Ill.; her mother, Shirley Conrad of Marion, Ky.; a sister, Laura Conrad of Marion, Ky.; an aunt, Margaret Mulloy of Lexington, Ky.; and a nephew, Nicholas Johnson of Marion, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Clyde “J.C.” Conrad; and a sister, Mary Johnson.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 29 at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.


Campbell
Elsie Campbell, 74, of Morganfield died at 5:20 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
She was a member of the Eagles Club and enjoyed going to yard sales and the Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandy and husband Keith Wilkins of Morganfield and Paula Meadows of Morganfield; one sister, Ann Conger of Marion; one stepson, Mike Campbell of Clay; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Campbell was preceded in death by two sons, Danny and Terry Campbell.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 30 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial was at Caseyville Cemetery in Union County.


Wade
Graveside services for Dorothy Lynn Wade, 77, of Paducah, formerly of Marion, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Love Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Wade died at 12:20 a.m., Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include a son, Robert Wade and wife Dorinda of Paducah; a daughter, Sueann Healy of Paducah; four grandchildren, Thomas and Millie Wade and Mallory and Patrick Healy, all of Paducah; sisters, Robbie Fritts of Morganfield and Lois Anderson of Danville; and brothers, Charles E. Lynn of Sedalia, Mo., and Bill Lynn and Fred Lynn, both of Marion.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m., until noon Saturday, Sept. 6 at Milner and Orr Funeral Home in Paducah.


Munsch
Edwin D. "Ed" Munsch, 71, of Paducah died Thursday, Aug., 28, 2008 at Paducah Centre for Rehabilitation.
He was a member of Southland Baptist Temple in Paducah.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Kaye Cox Munsch of Paducah; his parents, Wayne Munsch and wife Gertrude of Lincoln, Ill.; one daughter, Angie and husband James Turner of Paducah; three sisters, Betty Lahr, Ruby Allen, and Doris Anderson, all of Lincoln, Ill.; three brothers, Bob Munsch of Midlothian, Ill., Harry Munsch of Blanchard, Okla.; Clarence Munsch of Beason, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Alex and Allison Turner of Paducah.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Hovey Munsch.
Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Larry Lewis officiating. Burial was at Tyner's Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County.


Franklin
Lora Mae Franklin, 92, of Marion died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay and her husband Ronnie Stubblefield of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rube Franklin; parents, Freeman and Cora Campbell McKinney; and sisters, Leona Griffith and Jennie Rhea Tabor.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Jones and Rev. Stuart Collins officiating. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Marion Baptist Church Family Life Center, 131 E. Depot St., Marion, KY 42064.

Tabor
Amy Gayle Tabor, 27, of Marion died 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Bowling Green on Feb. 10, 2008.
Born, June 15, 1981, she was a member of Pleasant Grove General Baptist Church and a graduate of Murray State University with a degree in education.
Survivors include her parents, Janey and Terry Hill; and a brother, Adam Hill, all of Marion.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5 at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Alexander and Rev. Gary Hardesty officiating. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100.

Terry
Mom Iva Isabelle (Belt) (Boone) Terry, was born June 22, 1918 in Crittenden County, Kentucky and died at the age of 90, on September 3, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center, Marion, Kentucky. She married her first husband James Willard Boone in Marion, Kentucky, where they raised three children. After his death she re-married and moved to Evansville, Indiana where she resided until August 2008.
She is survived in death by her son, Gary W. Boone, his wife, Martha (Whitney) and their children, Bryan Boone and Kelley (Boone) Harrod, her husband, Jason Harrod and their children, Drew and Lauren Harrod. By her daughter, Sandra (Boone) Spurrier, her husband, Donald Spurrier, and their children, Donnie Spurrier and Kay (Spurrier) Marvel, her husband Rick Marvel, and their children, Isaac and Lindsay Marvel. Her beloved son, Roger Franklin Boone preceded her in death and went ahead to Heaven, leaving his wife, Linda (Howton) Boone and their children, Alan Boone, Lee Boone, Jared Boone and his wife, Bridget (Tinsley) Boone. She is also survived by her brother, James Belt, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Oscar Belt and mother, Ora May (Rushing) Belt; her first husband, James Willard Boone; and her second husband, Charles William Terry; her brothers, William (Bennie) Belt, Glendal Belt, Paul Belt, Earl Belt; her sisters, Margie (Belt) Woodall, Ruby (Belt) Woodall, Lala (Belt) Reynolds, and Mildred (Belt) Terry.
Mom will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She found joy in her family and her many friends. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana until her death. She blessed many lives during her time on earth. She was a wonderful person and a true and faithful Christian. She loved to take care of her family, and found joy in getting together with her family and friends. She loved looking at her flowers and watching the birds that visited her garden each day.
Funeral services will be held at Myers Funeral Home in Marion, Kentucky at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 6, 2008. Brother Jason Oliver of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Shady Grove, Kentucky will be officiating, and she will be buried in Mapleview Cemetery.
Friends and family may call the day of the funeral from 10 a.m., until funeral time. Paid obituary

August 28, 2008 Issue
Owen
Charlie Radcliffe Owen, 81, of Marion died at 2:26 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a member of Seven Spring Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a son, Donald and wife Linda Owen of Marion; four grandchildren, Denise and husband Tony Pratto, JaNeen and husband Brad Willnow, Tracy and husband Rich Kinch and Mark Owen, all of Jackson, Mich.; and nine great-grandchildren.
Owen was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Owen; a son, Jerel Eugene Owen; five sisters and two brothers. He was the son of Tom and Arpie Owen.
Services were Monday, Aug. 25 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Lonnie Knight officiating. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.
Heady
Douglas Neal Heady, 76, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include sisters, Nancy Lacy of Marion and Bobbie Louise Witherspoon of Blackford; brothers, Marshall Heady of Clay and Paul Heady of Sturgis; a daughter, Dale Valerie Haase of Independence, La.; and three grandchildren.
Heady was preceded in death by his parents, George Robert and Carrie Olene Crider Heady.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 23 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was a Rosebud Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 130 E. Mound Park Ave., Marion, KY. 42064.
Davenport
Rodnie Kenneth “Bad Eye” Davenport, 80, of Marion died at 2:05 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Born Oct 26, 1927 in Crittenden County, he was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired coal and fluorspar miner.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Gipson Davenport of Marion; two sons, Kenneth Wayne Davenport of Marion and Cameron Todd Davenport of Burgin, Ky.; a daughter, Lucinda Winders of Madisonville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gounor Bradley and Rowena Rogers Davenport.
Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at Freedom Cemetery.

Sherer
Gladys Hazel Sherer, 95, of Tolu, died at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was a member of Marion Church of God.
Survivors include a daughter, Cornell and husband Bill Hurley of Lexington; a granddaughter, Carol and husband Tom Lewis of Lexington; and great-grandsons, Andrew and Kyle Lewis, of Lexington.
Sherer was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Sherer; four sisters; and four brothers. She was the daughter of Auther and Beulah Love McMaster.
Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Sister Lucy Tedrick officiating. Burial will be in White’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Fowler
Charlotte Nell Fowler, 71, of Marion died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Fowler was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marion and long-time employee of Crittenden Health Systems.
Survivors include sisters, Frances Moore of Vine Grove, Ky., Betty Crawford of Marion, and Martha Jones and Edith Carner, both of Princeton; a brother, George Fowler of Indianapolis and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, A.W. and Mary Edna Travis Fowler.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 224 W. Bellville St., Marion, KY. 42064.
Willis
Louis Marvin Willis, 76, formerly of Livingston County, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Willis graduated from Tolu High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958. After college he was a school teacher in Chicago, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Willis; three daughters; and four grandchildren.
Willis was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sybil Travis Willis. No other information was available at press time.
August 21, 2008 Issue

Hill
Services for Rev. Cortis Edmon Hill, 84, of Crayne will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22 at Gilbert Funeral Home at Marion. Rev. Jack Dodson will officiate. Burial will be in Mapleview Cemetery.
Rev. Hill died at 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008 at his home on the same date in history that he was saved and born again into the Kingdom of God as a youth many years ago.
Hill was a member of Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as pastor for over 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Surviving are two sons, Gary and wife Jane of Henderson and Richard and wife Peggy of Crayne; one daughter, Bonnie and husband Tim Matherly of Hopkinsville; four grandchildren, Amber and husband Tim Daviess of Mount Juliet, Tenn., Christy Hill of Lexington, Chase Hill of Henderson and Rebekah Matherly of Clarksville, Tenn.; four sisters, Laverne Travis, Louise Boswell, Mayme Jean Cunningham and Betty Mayes; two brothers, Robert and Buddy Hill.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Glenn; his parents, James Coy and Virgil Hill; and two brothers, James and Glendell Hill.
Visitation is at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Gideon Bible Society, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078 or to another charity of choice.


Doyle
Charles O. Doyle, 67, of Harrisburg, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill.
He was a member of New Castle Missionary Baptist Church in Harrisburg.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Beatrice M. Doyle of Oakland City, Ind.; one daughter, Michelle Cavender of Harrisburg; one son, Jeff Farny of St. Louis; one sister, Joyce Hosick of Salem; five stepchildren; four grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Kitsmiller; and eight step-great grandchildren.
Doyle was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Doyle, and one brother, Thomas Owen Doyle. His parents were Charles W. and Corine Lou Bragdon Doyle.
A graveside service was held Thursday, Aug. 14 at Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Jim Williams officiating.

Arflack
Ruby E. Arflack, 87, of Marion died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab.
She was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace W. Arflack of Marion; a daughter, Linda Steele and husband Gene of Old Hickory, Tenn.; a son, Bill W. Arflack and wife Paula of Marion; two brothers, Ben W. Ferrell of Indianapolis, Ind., and Louis A. Ferrell and wife Chris of Greenwood, Ind.; grandchildren, Melissa S. Faulk of Old Hickory and Joey Steele of Madison, Tenn.; amd great-grandchildren, Devin Faulk of Old Hickory, Tenn, Joseph Steele III of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert W. Arflack; a granddaughter, Lynne Allison Arflack; a sister, Lemma Lee Farley; and her parents, James L. and Hattie Jackson Ferrell.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 19 at Mapleview Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Marion United Methodist Church Building Fund, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY 42064.
Williamson
Herman K. Williamson, 85, of Marion died at 5:49 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Born, May 28, 1923 in Marion, Williamson was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Walker Williamson of Marion; two sons, Kenneth Williamson and Keith Williamson, both of Marion; five daughters, Sharon Driver of Eddyville, Bonnie Belt and Lois Gregory, both of the Mexico community, Norma Guess of Marion and Doris Jones of Fredonia; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Williamson was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lucy Rushing Williamson; five brothers, Coy, Vernon, Eugene, Shelly and Kelly; four sisters, Opal, Bertha, Addie and Pearl; and a grandson, Danny Williamson.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 15 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Archie Brock officiating. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.
Roberts
Dorothy Jean Frame Roberts, 77, of Marion died at 6:45 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 at Crittenden Health Systems. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Richie Roberts of Marion; one daughter, Meradith Clater of Vine Grove; three sons, William Lowell Frame of Minnesota, Charles Keith Frame of Florida and Thomas Brent Frame of Harrisburg, Ill.; one brother, Kenneth Sutton of Morganfield; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Roberts was preceded in death by her first husband William Frame; and her parents, Charles James and Georgia Mae Railey Sutton.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Wyatt
Stella Wyatt, 66 of Fredonia died at 7:34 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 at her residence. She was a retired production worker at Bremner.
Survivors include four brothers, Billy Fraliex of Fredonia, David Fraliex of Benton, Douglas Fraliex of Kuttawa and Paul Fraliex of Burna; one sister, Dottie Hooks of Fredonia; and several nieces and nephews.
Wyatt was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry Fraliex and Mary Peek Fraliex.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Fredonia First Baptist Church with Rev. David Fambrough officiating. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery. Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice Inc., 101 West 18th St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


Heady

Douglas N. Heady Age, 76, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at press time. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.


August 14, 2008 Issue

Singleton
Bud Singleton, 63, of Marion died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 at Evansville, Ind.
He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Singleton of Marion; two sons, Jason Singleton and his wife Shelley and Jarrod Singleton, both of Marion; a brother, Gary Singleton of Marion; three sisters, Nina Mae Watson of Paducah, Annabelle Summers of Marion, and Louise Hayes of Litchfield, Mich.; and a grandson, Cutter Douglas Singleton of Marion.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Visitation was from 5-9 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
Williamson

Williamson
Herman K. Williamson, 85, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 12 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 15 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mexico Cemetery. Visitation is at 6 p.m., Thursday.
A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Press.

Doyle
Charles O. Doyle, 67 of Harrisburg died Monday August 11, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was a member of New Castle Missionary Baptist Church in Harrisburg.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Beatrice M. Doyle of Oakland City, Ind.; one daughter, Michelle Cavender of Harrisburg; one son, Jeff Farny of St. Louis; one sister, Joyce Hosick of Salem; five stepchildren; four grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Kitsmiller; and eight step-great grandchildren.
Doyle was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Doyle, and one brother, Thomas Owen Doyle. His parents were Charles W. and Corine Lou Bragdon Doyle.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Jim Williams officiating.
August 7, 2008 Issue

Hollamon
Jack Hollamon, 72, of West Grove, Pa., formerly of Marion, July 20, 2008 in Pennsylvania.
Survivors include a brother, Gleaford Hollamon of Radcliffe; an aunt, Cora Mae Nesbitt of Marion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins in Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Grace Nesbitt Hollamon; a sister, Gwendlyn Eskew; a nephew, Mike Eskew; grandparents Johnny and Deedie Nesbitt; and a cousin, Allen Ray “Tookie” Hollamon.
A graveside memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 4 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Winters
Ann Winters, 65, of Crayne died at 8:18 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Born June 8, 1943 in Foggertown, Ky., Winters was a retired 30-year employee of Potter and Brumfield. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Al Winters of Crayne; a son, Wayne Winters and his wife Diane of Crayne; two step-daughters, Sheila Puckett of Ledbetter and Charlotte Dick of Paducah; three sisters, Opal Ruiz of Clearwater, Fla., Jean Johnson of Ocala, Fla., and Lori Ugel of Citrus, Fla.; two brothers, Stanley Benge of Middletown, Ohio and Harold Benge of Oxford, Ohio; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Brown and Clara Noe Benge; and five brothers; R.G., Kenny, Edward, Marshall and Elmer.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 7 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Joe Baker officiating. Visitation was after 6 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be at Crayne Cemetery.
Bynum
Flossie Mae Bynum, 67, of Henderson died Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Harold A. Brown of Henderson and Dennis Bynum of Nashville; a daughter, Angela Curtis of Clarksburg, W.Va.; two brothers, Bill Belt of Marion and Tom Belt of Henderson; two sisters, Maxine Sutton of Marion and Marie Evans of Glenmora, La.; her mother, Lena Belt of Marion; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Newt Benjamin Belt.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Tom Belt officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m., until the funeral. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics Foundation, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20636-3604.
Norsworthy
Perry P. Norsworthy, 83, of Gilbertsville died Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at his residence.
He was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and former member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. Norsworthy was a retired pipefitter and welder for B.F. Goodrich, a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War, a Mason at Plain City Lodge 449 in Paducah, and a member of Benton Golf Club.
Survivors include his wife Neva A. Morris Norsworthy; daughters, Margaret Just of Paducah, Tammy Epley and husband Harry of Marion and Tonja Marcus and husband Rodrigo of Lafayette, Calif.; one son, Neal Norsworthy and wife Susan of Louisville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Norsworthy; and 11 brothers and sisters. He was the son of the late John Norsworthy and the late Melvina Ellen Gordon Norsworthy.
Services were held Saturday, August 2 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist with Bro. Bill Lawson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Ramp Ministry c/o Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, 1950 Big Bear Hwy., Benton, KY 42025; Kentucky Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranch, P.O. Box 57 Gilbertsville KY 42044; or Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100 Paducah, KY 42022.
Smith
Mrs. Catherine Smith, 84, of Owensboro died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at the Owensboro Medical Health System.
She was born March 29, 1924 to the late Wiley and Carrie Turner Darnell. She was a homemaker, a member of the Rochester United Methodist Church, past president and secretary of the Fleur de Lis Garden Club, past matron and a 60-year member of Acacia Chapter 46 Order of the Eastern Star, past president of Green River Dental Auxiliary, scribe of Owensboro Shrine No. 2, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and a former board member of the YWCA. She enjoyed genealogy, gardening, painting, knitting, sewing and ceramics.
Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Henry Carroll Smith; and a sister, Mary Ruble Keck.
Survivors include her son, Hal Turner Smith of Owensboro; her sister, Marguerite Meyer of Tulsa, Okla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Glenn Funeral Home with burial in Rochester Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rochester United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 28, Rochester, KY 42273; the Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens, 25 Carter Road, Owensboro, KY 42301; or the Daviess County Animal Shelter, 2620 Hwy. 81, Owensboro, KY 42301.
Cooper
Jimmye Nell Cooper, 76, of Sturgis died at 2:10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Union County .
Survivors include one daughter, Laura and husband Larry Wildey of Sturgis; two sons, Tom Cooper and wife Michelle of Sturgis and John Cooper and wife Alicia of Marion; two sisters, Peggy Hibbs of Sturgis and Judy Christopher of Morganfield; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Shelby and Hannah.
Cooper was preceded in death by her husband, Max Cooper in 1980.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 4 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Danny Starrick officiating. Burial was at David Rest Boxville Cemetery in Union County.

Phelps
Rev. John F. Phelps, 63, of the Dukes community, near Hawesville, Ky. died on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the Leitchfield Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Marion on Jan. 20, 1945. He graduated from Shades Valley High School in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. He graduated summa cum laude from Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn., in 1967 and graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville in 1970, receiving the Founders Medal. Phelps was an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He met and married Diann Ray while at Bethel College. For a short time while in school, he served as pastor at the Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Marion. After graduating from Vanderbilt, the couple moved to Hancock County where Phelps taught at Cloverport Public School from 1970-1985.
His teaching strategy was to make learning fun. While teaching school, Phelps was also the pastor at the Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a volunteer firefighter with the Dukes Volunteer Fire Department and an EMT. He was also known for his love of photography, his motorcycle and his guitar. In 1985 he was called to full-time ministry and moved to Clinton, Okla., where he pastored the Clinton Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1990, he moved to Birmingham, Ala., where he pastored the Messianic Jewish Congregation Beth El Shaddai. In 1997, Phelps and his wife moved back to Hancock County and once again he pastored the Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He also established the Ministry of haOr l'Olam, traveling and teaching the Hebrew foundation of the Christian faith. Phelps’ joy was teaching the Word of God and his zeal was contagious.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Diann Phelps; a daughter, Kim and husband Joe Wilborn; a son, Johnny and wife Lori Phelps; grandchildren, Aaron, Sarah and Joshua Wilborn and Dustin Phelps, all of Dukes; a brother, Douglas Phelps of Kingston Springs, Tenn.; his sister, Donna Fite of Columbia, Miss.; an uncle, Rev. Earl Phelps of Adamsville, Tenn.; and an aunt, Nelda Phelps of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. J.D. and Ann Phelps; a son, Paul Douglas; granddaughter, Samantha Nicole Phelps; grandparents, Rev. G.F. and Daisy Phelps; uncle, Eugene Phelps; and an aunt, Edna Phelps Herrin.
A service of remembrance was held Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at the Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held in Birmingham, Ala., on Aug. 9 at the Advocate Center.
Burial was at Serenity Cemetery in Hawesville. Gibson Funeral Home in Hawesville was in charge of arrangements.


Lester
Thomas Ray “Tinker” Lester, 65, of Smithland died at 4:20 a.m., Sunday Aug. 3, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
Lester was of the Baptist faith. He was stationed in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army. He was Livingston County Animal Control Officer for nine years and chief of Burna Fire Department for five years. He often portrayed Smokey the Bear for the Division of Forestry. Lester was also a member of Burna American Legion.
Survivors include a nephew, Shain and wife Steffany Lester of Burna; a niece, Penny Lester Cummins of Smithland; two great nephews, Kyle DeLargey and Timothy Delargey; and one great niece, Alexxis Lester of Burna.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lester; brother, Robert “Bobby” Lester; and his parents, Thomas Edward Lester and Ruby Helen Marrs.
Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Bill Talley and Bro. John Sheapard officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.


July 31, 2008 Issue

Norsworthy
Perry Norsworthy, 83, of Gilbertsville died 1:55 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at his home.
Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Epley of Marion.
Collyer Funeral of Benton is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation and funeral services will be at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Gilbertsville. Visitation is from 3-5 p.m., Saturday and a memorial will be at 5 p.m. A complete obituary will be published next week.
Ramage
Raford “Tinker” Ramage, 79, of Burna died at 10:10 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
Ramage was a member and deacon of the Christian Church. He was also a member of American Legion Post 217 at Burna and the Salem Masonic Lodge 81. He was a retired electronic engineer and served as instructor at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Ramage worked for McDonald-Douglas on the Gemini Space Program.
Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Leona “Ginger” Johnson Ramage; one son, Gregory Leland Ramage of Burna; two daughters, Debra Mason and husband Bill of Boise, Idaho and Ruth Ann Elliot and husband Stew of Houston, Tex.; two sisters, Euleen Baxter and Georgia LaRue, both of Salem; one granddaughter, Megan Clark of Boise, Idaho; one step-granddaughter, Cayce Coffield of Boise; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Clark; two step-grandchildren, Addie and Porter Coffield, both of Boise; four nieces, Cathie Champion, Diana Messner, Danna Simpkins and Mary Ann Queen; and several grand nieces and nephews.
Ramage was preceded in death by one sister, Joann Johnson; and his parents, Eulen and Gladys Peck Ramage.
Masonic services were held at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem on Saturday, July 26, followed by a memorial service.
Leishman
Sara Janette Crider Leishman, 86, of Carlisle, Pa., died Thursday, July 24, 2008.
She was born in the Yazoo Delta, Miss., moved to Marion in 1925 and lived with her uncle and aunt L.E. and Maude Hill Crider. She taught school at Fohs Hall during the 1940s prior to moving to Pennsylvania.
Leishman was curator of the Cambria County Historical Society at Ebensburg, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ken Leishman; her parents, Jake and Ada Crider; and brothers, A.T. and William Crider.
Burial was at the Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church in Academia, Pa.


Margulis
Ruth L. Margulis, 75, of Hampton died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday July 26, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab Center.
Survivors include one brother, Emerson Scott of Henderson and several nieces and nephews.
Margulis was preceded in death by her husband, Al Margulis; one sister; four brothers and her parents, Obe and Frankie Scott.
Services were held Monday July 28 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. C.C. Brasher officiating. Burial was at Woodland Memorial Gardens in Paducah.
Higginson
Glenn Higginson, 63, of Eddyville died Friday, July 25, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was employed by Par 4 Plastics in Marion.
Survivors included his wife, Linda Higginson of Eddyville; his mother, Imogene Manchitte, of Evansville; two brothers, Don and Bob Higginson, both of Evansville; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Childress
Rev. Gary Childress, 70, of Hopkinsville died Friday at his home.
He was a Baptist minister for 35 years and a member of Living Hope Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. Childress is formerly of Marion and was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Anderson Childress; two sons, Chris Childress of Trenton and Micky Childress of Paducah; three daughters, Pamela Dunbar and Penny Childress, both of Princeton and Melissa Hudson of Hopkinsville; two sisters, Glenda Osborne of Princeton and Sue Son of Hanson; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His parents were Carlyn Childress and Verna Thomas Childress.
A private graveside service was held at Eddy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Bynum
Flossie Mae Bynum, 67, of Henderson died Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Harold A. Brown of Henderson and Dennis Bynum of Nashville; two brothers, Bill Belt of Marion and Tom Belt of Henderson; two sisters, Maxine Sutton of Marion and Marie Evans of Glenmora, La.; her mother, Lena Belt of Marion; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Newt Benjamin Belt.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Tom Belt officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m., until the funeral. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
July 24, 2008 Issue

Ellis
Rachel Ann Ellis, 15, of Reed, Ky., died at 9:07 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2008, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was a member of the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and a sophomore at the Henderson County High School.
Survivors include her parents, Robert and Kim Ellis; two brothers, Aaron Ellis and Isaac Ellis; and a sister, Danielle McGill, all of Reed; a grandmother, Juanita Ellis of Henderson; a grandfather, Alfred Boyd of Evansville and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 23 at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson with Father Larry McBride officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a favorite charity.


Hollamon
Jack Hollamon, 72, of West Grove, Pa., died Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Pocopson Nursing Home In West Chester, Pa.
Survivors include a brother Gleaford Hollamon of Radcliff; an aunt, Cora Mae Nesbitt of Marion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, all of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Grace (Nesbitt) Hollamon; a sister, Gwendlyn Eskew; a nephew, Mike Eskew; grandparents, Johnny and Deedie Nesbitt; a cousin, Allen Ray “Tookie” Hollamon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins in Marion.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery and Rev. Nicky Davis will officiate the services.


Holloman
William “Bill” Holloman, 70, of Kuttawa died at 3:29 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Holloman was a retired correctional officer for the Kentucky State Penitentiary, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Kuttawa First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Carolyn Robinson Holloman; one son, Daniel McKinzie of Marion; four daughters, Debby Lacy of Indianapolis, Ind., Lisa Baze of Kuttawa, Christina Pope of Rock Falls, Ill., and Davia Montanes of Virginia Beach, Va.; 14 grandchildren; one brother, Robert Holloman of Marion; one sister, Rose Stark of Auburndale, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Raymond Holloman and Elsie Stephens Holloman.
Services were held Saturday, July 19 at Kuttawa First Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Nelson officiating. Burial was at Frances Cemetery in Crittenden County. Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyvile was in charge of arrangements.


McDowell
Emma Lou McDowell, 91, of Burna died at 2:05 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Dyer Hill Baptist Church and was one of the first aides hired at the newly constructed Livingston Hospital in Salem.
Survivors include two daughters, Frances Rushing of Burna and Sharon vonWeiland of Miamisburg, Ohio; two sisters, Pauline Talley of Ledbetter and Wilma Lester of Sturgis; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
McDowell was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William O. McDowell; her parents, William and Ora Adkins Marrs; and one sister, Ruby Lester.
Services were held Monday, July 21 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Bobby Lady officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.

Owen
Betty Jean Owen, 78, of Marion died at 8 a.m., July 18, 2008 at her residence.
Owen was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Charlie Owen of Marion; a son, Donald and wife Linda Owen of Marion; four grandchildren, Denise and husband Tony Pratto, JaNeen and husband Brad Willow, Tracy and husband Rich Kinch and Mark Owen, all of Jackson, Mich.; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jerel Eugene Owen; parents, Lacy and Dalpha Rogers Kirk; four sisters; and two brothers.
Services were held Tuesday, July 22 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Lonnie Knight officiating. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.

Travis
No services are planned at this time for Ruby Lee Travis, 90, of Killeen, Tex., who died Monday, July 21, 2008 in a Copperas Cove, Tex., nursing home.
Travis was born Oct. 17, 1917 in Livingston County. She was a pharmacy clerk for more than 40 years, a member of the Methodist Church of Rosiclare, Ill., and sang in the choir. She was a quilter and member of the Eastern Star.
Travis was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister and a half sister.
Survivors include a son, Harold E. Travis and his wife Mary of Killeen, Tex.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a niece Georgia Ross; and a cousin, Harold Kemper.
July 17, 2008 Issue

Lilly
Walter Franklin Lilly, 78 of Windsor, S.C.. died on Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
Lilly was born in Henderson and was the son of the late B.F. “Doc” Lilly and Mary Elizabeth Lil ly. He retired from the U.S. Air Force having served in the Korean War and Vietnam War and also retired from A.J. Johns Inc., in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church and attended Elko Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Blair Lilly; a daughter, Sharon and husband Gary Cuthbertson of Jacksonville; a son, Shawn and wife Stacy Murchison of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; sisters, Betty and husband Billy Ray Lynn, Martha Stone and Minnie Lou and husband Fred Brown, all of Marion, Beverly and husband Todd Brown of Eddyville and Jeanie and husband Richard Orr of Franklin; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Friday, July 11 at the Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors. Folk Funeral Home, Williston, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
Farmer
Billie Kay Farmer, 69, of Bandana, Ky., died at 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Farmer was a member of Bandana Eastern Star and was the daughter of Roger and Frieda Stevens Morrison.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Kirk of Salem and Andrea Fondaw of Bandana; sisters, Dorothy Patterson and Mable Pittman, both of Bandana; a brother, Bob Morrison of Monkey's Eyebrow; three grandchildren, Micaela Kirk of Salem, Crystal Haynes of Paducah and Michael Fondaw of Bandana; and one great-grandchild, Autumn Haynes of Paducah.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 10 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Harold Rittenberry officiating. A graveside service was held at Newton Cemetery in Ballard County with Bro. Troy DeWeese officiating.

McDonald
Patsy LaVerne Kirk McDonald, 72, of Salem died at 1:10 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a member of Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Trice McDonald of Salem; two sons, Steve McDonald of Lexington and Chris McDonald of Amarillo, Tex.; three grandchildren, Sara McKinney and Hilary McDonald, both of Evansville, Ind., and Erin McDonald of Amarillo.
McDonald was preceded in death by three brothers, Leon Kirk, Jimmy Kirk and Michael Kirk. Her parents were Lloyd and Mary Watson Kirk.
Services were held Friday, July 11 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Chris McDonald officiating. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.
Croft
Deanie Croft, 84, of Salem died at 12:10 a.m., Sunday, July 13, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and was the daughter of Jessie Franklin and Melba Rector Springs.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Dennis Croft of Salem; daughter Judy “Sis” Threlkeld of Ledbetter; a son, Bub Croft of Salem; four grandchildren, Debbie Willbanks of Salem, Christy Lawley of Birmingham, Ala., Dee Thompson of Ledbetter and Shelly Keeling of Grand Rivers; and eight great-grandchildren, Ashley Willbanks, Samantha Willbanks, Allie Willbanks, Cameron Thomason, Olivia Thomason, Joshua Lawley, Anna Grace Lawley and Kayla Keeling.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 15 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. John East and Rev. Mark Combs officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
July 10, 2008 Issue

Freund
LaVerne “G.G.” Freund, 91, of Marion, formerly of Jeffersonville, Ind., died Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Born May 26, 1917 in New Albany, Ind., she was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, Ind. She was a housewife.
Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Blackburn of Marion; a son, Larry Freund of Crawfordsville, Ind.; a brother, Dean Hoffman of Jeffersonville, Ind., three sisters, Velva Constantine of College Station, Tex., Vonna Lyttle of New Johnsonville, Tenn., Donna Norris of Hollywood, Fla.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Freund was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Freund; and her parents, Charles and Matie Staley Hoffman.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 5 at Coots Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Ind., with Rev. Don Summerfield officiating. Burial was at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Ind.
Visitation was Thursday, July 3 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion.
Meredith
James D. Meridith, 76, of Eddyville died Saturday, July 5, 2008 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis.
Survivors include a daughter Leasa Russell of Bonnie, Ill.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Meridith; a second wife, Beaulah Meridith; a brother; and his parents, James M. Meredith and Agnes Wheeler.
Meredith was a member of Sulpher Springs Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War.
Funeral services were Wednesday, July 9 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Joe Baker officiating. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.
Gillette
Royce M. Gillette, 84, of Paducah died at 1 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at his residence.
Gillette was a member of the VFW in Effingham, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in which he earned two battle stars for the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He also received the Meritorious Unit Plaque and the Good Conduct Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Frances L. Shouse Gillette of Carrsville; five sons, David Gillette of Frankfort, N.Y., Ronald Gillette of Mohawk, N.Y., Fred Gillette of West Winfield, N.Y., Bob Workman of Paducah and Charles Workman of Effingham, Ill.; three daughters, Joan Paddock of N.Y., Pamela and family of Mohawk, N.Y., and Wanda Workman of Tulsa, Okla.; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Maude Mower Gillette; a son, Brian Gillette and two sisters.
Services were held Sunday, July 6 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Jesse Lipe officiating. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.
Davenport
Betty R. Davenport, 76, of Fenton, Mo., formerly of Crittenden County, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at St. Louis.
She attended Murphy Baptist Church in Murphy, Mo.
Survivors include three sons, Larry Davenport of Fenton, Mo., Mike Davenport of Arnold, Mo., and Marty Davenport of O’Fallon, Mo.; and six grandchildren.
Davenport was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Davenport; and one brother.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 9 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Sister Lucy Tedrick officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Mahan
Irva Gene Kirk Mahan, 90, died on July 6, 2008.
Mahan was born Aug. 12, 1917 in Crittenden County to Elwood and Iva Kirk. In 1946 she married Norris Mahan and they lived in Louisville, and Dothan, Ala., prior to moving to Pensacola, Fla., in 1955.
She was a member of East Hill Baptist Church for over 45 years, serving the majority of that time as director of the Sunday School Department for five year olds. She was a member of several bridge clubs and a Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan. In the 1990s, Irva and Norris returned to their home in Salem where they were members of Salem Baptist Church. After Norris's death in 2004, she returned to Pensacola to live close to her children.
Survivors include her sister, Lillian Asbridge and her husband “Junior” of Salem; a son, Stephen Wayne Mahan and wife Debi of Jakarta, Indonesia; a daughter, Patricia Mahan Marshall of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Andrew Marshall of Redmond, Wash., Rev. Patrick Marshall and wife Jen of Wahoo, Neb., Chad Trosper and wife Keri of Gainesville, Fla., Chase Mahan of Pensacola, Fla., and Chaley Mahan of Jakarta; a great granddaughter, Taylor Trosper of Gainesville; and nieces, Jane Teague, Becky Asbridge and Linda Munson; nephews Kirk Richardson, David Richardson, Tim Asbridge, Roe Vaughn and their families; and many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Cordie Richardson; a great-granddaughter, Madelyn Rose Marshall; and husband of 57 years, Norris Mahan.
Services will be held Friday, July 11, at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Patrick Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m., until the funeral hour at Boyd Funeral Home.
Escue
Lorene Escue, 93, died Monday, July 7, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Baker Baptist Church.
Survivors include five grandsons, Michael, Perry, Mark McDowell and David McDowell, all of Marion, and Wayne McDowell of Henderson; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Escue; a son, Charles Escue; a daughter, Louise McDowell; and a brother.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Friday, July 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cowan officiating. Visitation is 5-9 p.m., Thursday.
Burial will be at Rosebud Cemetery
Belt
Beverly Kaye Quertermous Belt, 60, of Salem, died at 9:21 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She attended Lola Pentecostal Church and was the daughter of Ernestine and Katie Monroe Quertermous.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth S. Belt of Lola; daughters, Stacy York of Marion, Kristie Dickerson of Burna and April Belt of Lola; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Tim Fouts, Bro. Roger Holliman and Bro. Donald Wayne BeBout officiating. Burial was at Lola Cemetery.
Clevenger
Kenneth A. Clevenger, 71, of Marion died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and member of the American Legion Post 111.
Survivors include his wife, Shelby Clevenger of Marion; a son, Kevin Clevenger and his wife Deanna; a grandson, Corey Clevenger; and a brother, Dick Clevenger and his wife Vera, all of Letts, Iowa.
Clevenger was preceded in death by his father, Pearle Clevenger, who was killed in action in World War II; and his mother, Pearl Hopps Clevenger.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 10 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Clarke officiating. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery with full military rites.
Farmer
Billie Kay Farmer, 69, of Bandana, Ky., died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Kirk of Salem and Andrea Fondaw of Bandana
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 10 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Harold Rittenberry officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., at Newton's Cemetery with Bro. Troy DeWeese officiating.
A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Press.
July 3, 2008 Issue

Rich
Betty Lou Rich, 66, of Dixon died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at her home.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Clay.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Frank of Dixon; three daughters, LuAnne Riggs of Henderson, Lisa Nave and Wendy Nave, both of San Antonio, Tex.; one son, Clint Rich of Dixon; three sisters, Madonna Wyatt of Morganfield, Sandy Menser of Waverly, and Peggy Kochan of Midland, Mich.; three brothers, George Rice of Salem, Ed Kochan of Midland, Mich. and Tracy Rice of Marion; and 10 grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, June 27 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay with Bro. Larry Williams officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Hospice of Webster County.
Clement
Sarah W. Clement, 65, died last week at her home.
She was born May 27, 1943, the daughter of the late Ben and Edith Clement. She was a life-long member of Marion United Methodist Church and a member of Circle 4.
In 1955, Sarah was Crittenden County spelling bee champion. She was a member of the Beta National Honor Society and attended Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn., after graduation from Crittenden County High School in 1961.
Survivors include a sister Anne Clement of Ft. Thomas, Ky., a brother Ed Clement of Fredonia; a sister-in-law Nancy Murray Clement; and several nieces and nephews, Alan B. Mason of Chicago, Ill., Anita M. Klimek of Bolingbrook, Ill., Kenneth J. Mason, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Andrea D. Clement and Benjamin E. Clement III, both of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Christen E. Clement, Bowling Green.
Rev. Wayne Garvey conducted a graveside service at Mapleview Cemetery on Sunday, June 29, following a procession from Gilbert Funeral Home.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 6 at Marion United Methodist Church for family and friends. Rev. Garvey will officiate. The church will host a meal for the family following the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marion United Methodist Church food pantry.


Long
Bobby Earl Long, 73, of Marion died Friday, June 27, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
He was a member of the Marion Church Of God.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Long of Marion; two sons, Tony Wayne Long of Okema, Okla., and Earl Keith Long of Marion; two daughters, Kelly Sue Shaffer of Fenton, Mo., and Glynis Kay Wohlschlaeger of House Springs, Mo.; two brothers, Eddie Long of Pekin , Ill., and Larry Long of Salem; a sister, Reta Long; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 1 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Sister Lucy Tedrick officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
York
Clinton York, 74, of Marion died Saturday, June 28, 2008 at his home.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Marion, the former Crittenden County coroner for many years, one of the first EMTs in Crittenden County, past member of the Mapleview Cemetery Association, a retired funeral director at Gilbert Funeral Home and partner with his wife, Louise, in Louise’s Flowers on Main Street in Marion.
Survivors include his wife, Louise; two daughters, Connie Williams of Henderson and Teena York of Marion; two grandsons, Jeff Curry of Springfield, Mo., and Kyle Williams of Henderson; a step-grandson Michael Williams of Henderson; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, July 2 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Noble Cobb officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.


Teague
Donna M. Teague, 48, of Marion died at 6:12 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She had been an employee of Trelleborg Manufacturing in Morganfield for 10 years.
Survivors include her mother, Edith Mills of Morganfield; two daughters, Bridgette Willette and Teresa Teague, both of Morganfield; one sister, Lorrie Green of Morganfield; two brothers, Tommy Russelburg of Marion and David Russelburg of Radcliff; and one grandchild, Rayann Willett of Morganfield.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas H. Russelburg.
Services were held on Tuesday, July 1 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Fr. Terry Devine officiating. Burial was at St. Ann Cemetery in Morganfield.
Hardin
John Scott Hardin, 43, of Marion died at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2008 at his residence.
Hardin was born April 29, 1965 at Madisonville. He was employed by Star Transport of Morton, Ill.
Survivors include a son, Colt Davis Hardin of Morganfield; his mother, Patricia Anderson of Marion; step-father, Dick Anderson of Marion; three step-brothers, Kevin Anderson of Verona, Va., Scott Anderson of Henderson and Chris Anderson of Hudson, Fla.; and his paternal grandmother, Madeline Hardin of Owensboro.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 3 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial will be at Rosebud Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m., until the funeral Thursday.
Warren
Barbara Jean Warren, 67, of Burna died at 9:10 p.m., June 29, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a member of McMurray Chapel United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 217 and was known as “Granny B” to numerous children.
Survivors include a daughter, Anna Warren of Burna; three step-daughters, Vickie McColley of Texas, Anita Caron and Bonnie Newton, both of Florida, a special son, Eddie Shell of Reidland; sisters, Eileen Chestnut of Smithland and Virginia Salvage of LaCenter; brothers, James Robert Maxfield of Lake View, Fla., and Richard Maxfield of Marion; three step-granddaughters; three step-grandsons; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Warren; a brother, Kenneth Maxfield; and one step-grandson. She was the daughter of Robert and Catherine Pryor Maxfield.
Services were held Wednesday, July 2 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Mike Grimes officiating. Burial was at McMurray Chapel Cemetery.


Grady
Wesley Driskill Grady, 57, of Marion died at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 29, 2008 at his residence.
Born Jan. 14, 1951 in Marion, Grady was director of the Family Resource Center in Crittenden County for 20 years, a member of the Marion Fire Department for 25 years and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Grady of Marion; two daughters, Amy Grady Byford of Marion and Kelly Grady of Louisville; and a stepson Kyle Craig of Murray.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Frances Driskill Grady.
No services were planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Sullenger, 130 East Mound Park Ave., Marion, KY 42064.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Travis
Carter L. Travis, 90, of Princeton, died at 5:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Caldwell Hospital.
Travis was a retired Metal Finisher at Chrysler Corp. He attended Caldwell Springs Baptist Church and was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge 82.
Survivors include two brothers, Vernon Travis, Loya Travis and wife Ann, all of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Travis was preceded in death by his wife, Nelda Faughn Travis; parents, James Ira and Oma Elizabeth Stinnett Travis; three sons; and three brothers, Lawrence, Byron and Vaughn Travis.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 3 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday with Bro. Shoney Oliver officiating. Burial will be at Princeton Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caldwell Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Houston Peek, SR 902 West, Fredonia, KY 42411. Online condolences may be sent to:


Stallion
Greg Stallion, 54, of Marion died at 3:15 p.m., Monday June 30, 2008 at his residence.
He was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church and an ordained minister. Stallion was a veteran of the Vietnam War and also wrote a book entitled “Lords of the Jaguar.”
Survivors include his mother, Rebecca G. Stallion; his father, William C. Stallion; daughter, Jessica Marie Stallion; and one brother, Steven W. Stallion, all of Marion; and one niece of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Coy and Mary Gilland and his paternal grandparents, Creed and Mayme Stallion.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 3 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. David Fambrough, Rev. LeRoy Driver and Rev. Jimmy Black officiating. Burial will be at Freedom Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.
Holloman
Paul Ray Holloman Sr., 83, of Marion died Wednesday morning at Livingston Hospital.
Survivors include four sons, Tom Holloman of Marion, Jace Holloman of South Carolina, Paul Ray Holloman of Kuttawa and Tim Holloman of Eddyville; three daughters, Paulette Johnston of Hawesville and Paula Miniard and Charity Gray, both of Marion; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was of the Baptist faith, a World War II veteran and retired U.S. Marines colonel.
Visitation is today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be at 1 p.m., Friday at the funeral home, with burial and military rights at McMican Cemetery.


June 26, 2008 Issue

Fowler
Eldon Fowler, 92, of Providence died Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He attended Enon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his caregiver, Barbara Menser; and one sister, Christine Marks, both of Providence.
There will be a private graveside service at Babb Cemetery Tuesday with burial at Babb Cemetery in Marion. There will be no visitation.
Melton Funeral Home in Providence is in charge of arrangements.

Hodge
Jake Hodge, 12, of Marion died Saturday, June 21, 2008 at his home.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Church, Crittenden County Rockets 12-under baseball team, Crittenden County Little League football and basketball and the Kentucky Junior Rodeo Association.
Survivors include his parents, Denis and Shannon Hodge of Marion; a sister, Jessi Hodge; paternal grandparents, Keith and Christine Hodge of Marion; maternal grandparents Tony and Pat Collins of Marion; great-grandmothers, Anna Collins and Dadie Belt, both of Marion; aunts and uncles, Stuart and Pam Collins and Shawna and Philip Sharp, all of Marion; cousins, Maggie, Mauri Collins, Tucker Sharp and Turner Sharp, all of Marion.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 24 at the Crittenden County High School gymnasium Rocket Arena with Stuart Collins, Rev. Mike Jones and his father, Denis Hodge, officiating.
Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jake Hodge Memorial Scholarship Fund; c/o Fifth Third Bank, 312 N. Main St., Marion, KY 42064.

Hubble
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday at the Belleville Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Belleville, Ill., for Jane Faye Hubble.
Hubble, 55, of Fredonia, formerly of Belleville, died at 3:40 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at her residence.
She was born June 29, 1952, was a member of the Belleville (Ill.) South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a paralegal.
Survivors include her parents, Edward Eugene and Sara Katherine Saunders Bridges of Fredonia; a brother, David Leslie Bridges of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hubble.

Hunt
Troy Eugene Hunt, 89, of Wellsburg, Iowa died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center, Iowa.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1918 in Marion, the son of the late Josiah Johnson Hunt and Lucy J. Hughes Hunt. He attended county schools and served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater in the 83rd Infantry Division. After the war, he farmed with his brother Ezra. Later, he worked for a farmer near Hudson, Iowa. In 1973, he went to work for Ritchie Manufacturing in Conrad, Iowa and retired in 1984.
He is survived by two step-daughters, Nancy and husband Paul Elliott of Aplington, Iowa and Betty and husband Ed Olthoff of Cedar Falls Iowa; a step-son, William and wife Linda Cartwright of Shertz, Tex.; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Adeline; three brothers, Ezra, Hillis and Vernon; and four sisters, Myrtle Guess, Pearl Hutcherson, Eula Cannon and Geneva Belt.
Memorial graveside services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2008 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating.


Collins
Seldon James Collins, 93, of Salem, died at 2:52 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
Collins attended Bethel Methodist Church.
Survivors include sons, Bud Collins of Smithland and J.D. Collins of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Ruth Alvey of Morganfield; brothers, William Collins of Providence and Roy Collins of Marion; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leva Hosick Collins; a brother, Arthur Collins; and a sister, Mary Collins. He was the son of Henry and Lily Brantley Collins.
Visitation was 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 26 at Boyd Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Grimes officiating. Burial will be at Lola Pentecostal Cemetery.
Vaughn
Richard Arden Vaughn, 73, of Marion died Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at his home.
He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and had been a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include, two sons, William "Billy" Vaughn of Drakesboro, Ky., and Ray Clark Vaughn of Texas; one step-daughter, Brenda Shaffer of Florida; caregiver, Joyce Robertson of Marion; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Vaughn was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Vaughn.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 26 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m., until service time at the funeral home.
June 19, 2008 Issue

Marshall
Raymond “Red” Marshall Jr., 85, of Marion, died at 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Crittenden Health Systems.
Marshall was born June 28, 1922 in Ohio County, Kentucky. He was a member of Marion Baptist Church, worked in retail sales, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Virgil Jones VFW Post 12022.
Survivors include his wife, Johnie G. Marshall of Marion; a son, Ronnie and wife Ruth Marshall of Marion; and a granddaughter, Brooke Marshall of Nashville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Pearl Marshall; and a sister, Ruby Howard.
Services were held Saturday, June 14, at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Jones and Rev. George Brooks officiating. Burial was at Kuttawa Cemetery.


Greeman
Merrill Glenn Greeman, 77, of Salem died Friday, June 13, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Greeman graduated from Marion High School in 1949, was in the U.S. Navy, earned a Bachelor of Science in forestry, worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a resource forester for 32 years, was on the board of directors for the Braxton McDonald Foundation, was instrumental in starting the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum in Marion and was chairman of the Crittenden County Historical Museum Board of Directors.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ella Jean Greeman of Salem; daughters, Jeanette and husband Dwight Clark of Greencastle, Pa., and Jennifer Campbell of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Bill Greeman of Naples, Fla.; one granddaughter, Maryjane Clark of Greencastle, Pa.; three grandsons, Flint Campbell, Pearce Campbell and Sean Campbell, all of Tulsa, Okla; and several nieces and nephews.
Greeman was preceded in death by an 11-month-old daughter, Rebecca Jean Greeman; one son, William Russell Greeman; his youngest brother, Ted Greeman; and his oldest brother, Loval Greeman. He was the son of O.W. and Grace Fellows Greeman.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 18 at Boyd Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Clement and Rev. Mark Combs officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum or the Crittenden County Historical Museum, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, 212 East Main Street, Salem, KY 42078.

Hubble
Jane Faye Hubble, 55, of Fredonia, formerly of Belleville, Ill., died at 3:40 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at her residence.
She was born June 29, 1952, was a member of the Belleville (Ill.) South Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a paralegal.
Survivors include her parents, Edward Eugene and Sara Katherine Saunders Bridges of Fredonia; a brother, David Leslie Bridges of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hubble.
A memorial Service will be be held at a later date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.


Stout
Glenwood Stout, 94, of Marion died Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a member of Marion United Methodist Church and was retired from the Atomic Energy Plant in Paducah.
Survivors include a step-daughter, Pamela K. Orr of Marion; a step-son, Steven L. Gilland of Kuttawa; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Paula Arflack of Marion and Michael Goodwin of Mayfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Hunt Stout; his parents, William G. Stout and Ada Mae Compton; two sisters and two brothers.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating.
Visitation starts at 10 a.m., and lasts until service time. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Sullenger, 130 E. Mound Park Ave., Marion, KY 42064.
Watson
James W. Watson, 78, of Salem died at 12:28 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Watson was an elder and member of Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was also a 55-year member of Salem Masonic Lodge #81 and a self-employed auto mechanic all of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Mae Watson of Salem; one daughter, Vickie Tinsley of Marion; two sons, Greg and wife Joan Watson of Ledbetter, and Roger and wife Sheryl Watson of Marion; three brothers, Wayne Watson of Paducah, Dwayne Watson of Oklahoma and Don Watson of Evansville; five grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Barry Tuck of Martin, Tenn., Nathan Watson of Nashville, April Watson of Marion, Sarah Watson of Ledbetter, and Dakota Watson of Marion.
Watson was preceded in death by his parents, Alvie May and Oma Jewel Foster Watson; and a son-in-law, James Tinsley.
Visitation was at 5 p.m., Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 19 at Boyd Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Atchison officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery.
June 12, 2008 Issue

Williamson
Coy C. Williamson, 93, of Marion died Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church, Frances Masonic Lodge and Frances Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Wilcox of Lake Station, Ind., and Donna Lanham of House Springs, Mo.; a brother, Herman Williamson of Marion; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Belle Williamson; three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were Sunday, June 8 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mexico Baptist Church Building Fund, Mexico Baptist Church Rd., Marion, KY 42064.


Farley
Elizabeth Jean Farley, 63, of Madisonville died Sunday, June 8, 2008 at her home.
She was a member of Walnut Street Church in Madisonville.
Survivors include two daughters, Scarlett Ipock of Madisonville and Rebecca Wells of Providence; a son, Faron Sigers of Poole; one step-son, Lester Sigers of Evansville; four brothers, Robert Farley of Hobart, Ind., Gene Farley of Bardstown, and Kenneth Farley and Billy Peters, both of Marion; and three sisters, Bonnie Deckert, Debbie Fletcher and Sandy Fletcher, all of Marion.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Holloman officiating. Burial was at McMican Cemetery.


Davidson
LaVerne Davidson, 86, of Lincoln Park, Mich., was born and raised in Marion, and died June 2, 2008 at Oakwood Heritage Hospital in Taylor, Mich.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 4 at Solosy Funeral Home in Lincoln Park, Mich. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 7 at Union Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home.
Surviving are one daughter, Sharilyn and husband Darrell Turman of Brownstown, Mich.; four grandchildren, Cari and husband Roger Maser, Kim and husband Howard Shook of Michigan, Chad Turman of Florida and Kelli and husband Geoff Cyrbok of Michigan; seven great-grandchildren, Loren, Lindsay, Austin, Ashley, Kelsey, Craig and Brendan.

Vinson
Mattie Arnella Vinson, 76, of the Walnut Grove Community died at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2008 at her residence.
She was a retired inspector in an electronics factory.
Survivors include one son, Jeff and wife Brenda Vinson of Princeton; and one grandson, Jeffery David Vinson, Jr.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Vinson; her parents, Layman and Ialeen Nelson Tosh; and one brother, Clayton Tosh.
Services were held Saturday, June 7 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Rich Gardner officiating. Burial was at Rowland Cemetery in Caldwell County.

Peek
Ruby Nell Gallemore Peek, 75, of Marion died at 6:35 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at her home.
Peek was employed by Marion Homestyle Laundry for 34 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Birdie Matz and husband Gary of Kuttawa; sons, Ed Peek and wife Carol of Kuttawa, Randy Peek of Marion and Jimmy Peek and wife Robin of Eddyville; one sister, Margaret Henley of Lake Station, Ind.; two brothers, James Gallemore of Camden On Gauley, W.Va. and Bobby Gallemore of Contonement, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Peek, three infant children and one step-grandchild. Her parents were James A. “Hub” and Louella Clark Gallemore.
Services were held Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Gary Murray officiating. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery.

Henson
Helen Marceline Henson, 82, of Burna died at 3 a.m., Monday, June 9, 2008 at Salem Springlake and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church in Burna and a member of Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Henson; step-son, Terry Henson of Smithland; sisters, Elizabeth Jenkins of Sebring, Fla., and Lou C. Trail of Petaluma, Calif.; one brother; one step-granddaughter, Michelle A. Singleton of Salem; and one step-grandson, Mark McDonald of Tiline.
Henson was the daughter of Guy and Helen Phillips Coker.
Services were held Wednesday, June 11 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. John East officiating. Burial was at Dyer Hill Cemetery.
June 5, 2008 Issue

Leet
Wayne Leet, 73, of Bailey Island, Me., died Tuesday May  27, 2008 at his home.
Leet was born in Providence March 6, 1935 to Carlos and Lucy McDowell Leet. He served in the United States Air Force, worked for Bath Iron Works, worked as supervisor of shipbuilding in Maine, retiring as a contract specialist after 32 years, and was an accomplished woodworker.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Susan Leet of Bailey Island; two sons, Ellis and his wife Suzy, Tyler Leet and a stepson Todd Thompson and his wife Patti, all of Bailey Island; a daughter, Diane and her husband Wayne Gagne of Orr's Island, Me; three brothers, Errol Leet of Princeton, Leroy Leet of Providence and James Leet of Mayfield; two sisters, Betty Jane Hill and Nancy Joyce both of Marion; seven grandchildren and a great grandson.
At Mr. Leet's request there will be no services, internment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were by Stetson's Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to CHANS, 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011 or to the Orr's & Bailey Island Fire Department, P.O. Box 177, Orr's Island, ME 04066.

Crider
Benjamin Harry Crider II, 49, of Marion, died at 3:35 p.m., May 28, 2008 at his residence.
Crider was born September 4, 1958 in Salem. He was a registered nurse.
Survivors include his mother, Rose Crider; brother, Ken Crider; and a sister, Rose Ann Brasher, all of Marion; 1 niece and 3 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Harry Crider.
Services were held May 29 at Piney Fork Cemetery with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tabor
Imogene Tabor, 97, of Marion died Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was the oldest member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church, a homemaker, farmer, school bus driver and worked for many years for the hospital and nursing home in Marion.
Survivors include a daughter, Louise, and her husband Price Doom of Eddyville; a daughter-in-law, Linda Tabor of Marion; five grandchildren, Melissa and husband Steve Keown of Flora, Ind., Greg Doom, Natalie Tabor Peek, Steve and wife Tricia Tabor, and Stacey and husband David Hardin, all of Marion; four great-grandchildren, Chandler Keown, Shelby Peek, Jake Tabor and Josh Tabor; a sister, Julia Crabtree of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Presley Tabor; two sons, Denver and Donald Gene Tabor; her mother, Gertrude Ruston Binkley; and grandparents, who raised her, Henry M. and Julia Cardin Ruston.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 3 at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church with Revs. Shoney Oliver and Terry Davis officiating. Burial was at Caldwell Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Houston Peek, 3211 SR 855 S, Fredonia, KY 42411.

Davidson
Ora LaVerne Davidson, 86, of Taylor, Mich., formerly of Marion, died Monday, June 2, 2008 at Oakwood Hospital Heritage Center in Taylor.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharilyn, and her husband David Turman of Brownstown, Mich.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7 at Union Cemetery.

Rushing
Paul Ray Rushing, 68, of Marion died Friday, May 30, 2008 in Illinois.
Survivors include children Amy Rushing of Chandler, Ariz., April Rushing of Mesa, Ariz., and Debbie, Denise and Paul, all of Illinois; special friends Gene and Maxine Sutton of Marion; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonas Randall and Annie Ova Smith; four brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Cortis Hill officiating. Burial was at Crayne Cemetery.

Barrett
James Collins Barrett, Jr., 88, of Carrsville, died at 6:50 p.m. May 25, 2008 at Crittenden County Hospital.
Barrett was born Dec. 24, 1919 to James C. Barrett, Sr. and Reba Gerding Barrett. He was retired from Crounse Corporation.
Survivors include his daughter, Pat Hall of Salem; sons James Allen Barrett of Carrsville, Louie and wife Janice Barrett of Smithland, Robert and wife Pat Barrett of Salem, and Charles and wife Faye Barrett of Salem; grandchildren Tiffeny and husband Wade Ramage, Shelly and husband Curt Swinford, Jennifer Hall, Alaina and husband Kevin Barnes, Chelsea Barrett, Mickey Smith, LaQuita and husband Wayne Glendening, and Philip and wife Ashlee Orr; great-grandchildren, Barrett Ramage, Hannah Ramage, Keely Ramage, Eli Barnes, Darit Barnes, Jessie Black, Jasmine Glendening, Quinton "Bud" Glendening, Sydnie Swinford and Carter Swinford; sisters Edna Pope of Salem and Ester Fox of Manteno, Ill.
Barrett was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Elaine Barrett; a sister, Kathy Hammond; and a brother, Charles Barrett.
Services were held May 28 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Jimmy Black officiating. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.

Prowell
Jerry David Prowell, 54, of Marion died Monday, June 2, 2008 at his home.
Prowell was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Jerret Prowell of Marion; a daughter, Randi Noel of Princeton; his mother, Bonnie Prowell of Marion; a granddaughter, Haley Noel of Princeton and a sister, Gail Fowler of Kuttawa.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Coleman Prowell; his second wife, Teresa Prowell; his father, Orlen Prowell and a brother, Steve Prowell.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Baker officiating. Burial was at Rowland Cemetery.

Santella
Charles Patrick Santella, 61, died on Tuesday June 3, 2008.
Santella was born June 25, 1947 to the late Charlie and Pauline Santella and raised in Hampton. He ushered at Abundant Living Faith Center for many years, served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran. 
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Ruth Santella; a son, Darren Robles; two daughters, Holli Grubb and Ashley Santella; two grandchildren, Vivian Robles and Jordin Grubb; sisters, Rozann Malcom and Shirley Bryant; and numerous family members and friends. 
Services were held on Wednesday, June 4 at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. 
May 29, 2008 Issue

Priest
Wyatt Eugene Priest, 78, of Marion died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was born April 30, 1930 in Crittenden County, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired heavy equipment operator in the construction business. Priest was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Hardesty Priest of Marion; a son, Charles Edward Priest of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Wanda Ruth Carter of Fancy Farm; two granddaughters, Christy Marie Carter of Fancy Farm, and Linda Shea Holt of Boaz; and a great-grandson, Carter Evan Holt of Boaz.
Priest was preceded in death by his parents, Wyatt and Ruth Paris Priest.
Funeral services were Sunday, May 25 at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gary Carlton officiating. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery.


Gipson
Mamie Lou Gipson, 74, of Marion died at 11:10 a.m., Monday May 26, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
Gipson was the daughter of Thomas Herbert and Olene Rachel Smith Flanary. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Kenner; and a son, Carl Gipson, both of Louisville; two sisters, Mary M. Sharp and Jannie “Judy” Bass, both of Smithland; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Jean Flanery.
Services were held Wednesday, May 28 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Leroy Driver officiating. Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery.

Diles
Dr. Jack Duane Diles, 61, of Symsonia died at 7:11 p.m., May 23, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital.
Diles was a member of Symsonia Baptist Church. His medical practice served Paducah and surrounding communities for 31 years.
Survivors include a son, Justin Diles of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter, Jennifer Diles Maciejczyk and husband Matt of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, Rece Diles of Marion; his mother, Marjorie Nickless Diles of Metropolis, Ill.; one sister, Brenda Nicholson and husband Lanis of Mammoth Spring, Ariz.; one brother, Rick Diles and wife Betty of Metropolis, Ill.; and a granddaughter, Brooke Hope Maciejczyk of Inidanapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Dorris Herman Diles.
Services were Wednesday at Milner and Orr Funeral Home in Paducah with Rev. Rick Miller officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Potter Children's Home, 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4098.

Robinson
James Allen “Jim” Robinson, 63, of Hopkins County died at 1:12 a.m., Monday, May 26, 2008.
Robinson was a self- employed logger and attended New Hope Baptist Church in Hopkins County.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Vickrey Robinson; one son, James Edward Robinson of Dawson Springs; two daughters, Angela Webster of Dycusburg and Wendy Robinson of Hopkins County; five grandchildren, Matthew Pruett, Alyssa Ryan, Savannah Robinson, Ashlyn Webster and Kelsie Webster; two brothers, Leslie Robinson of Dawson Springs and Wesley Robinson of Princeton; and one sister, Zida Faye Bonn of Mayfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents Opal Mae Dorris and Van Buren Robinson; five brothers, Johnny, Donnie, Ronnie, Jerry and Raymond Robinson; and two sisters, Joann Towery and Patsy Brown.
Services were held Wednesday, May 28 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. James Wiseman officiating. Burial was at Dalton Cemetery.


Barrett
James Collins Barrett Jr., 88, of Carrsville, died at 6:50 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Barrett was born Dec. 24, 1919 to James C. Barrett Sr., and Reba Gerding Barrett. He was retired from Crounse Corporation.
Survivors include his daughter, Pat Hall of Salem; sons, James Allen Barrett of Carrsville, Louie and wife Janice Barrett of Smithland, Robert and wife Pat Barrett of Salem, and Charles and wife Faye Barrett of Salem; grandchildren, Tiffeny and husband Wade Ramage, Shelly and husband Curt Swinford, Jennifer Hall, Alaina and husband Kevin Barnes, Chelsea Barrett, Mikey Smith, LaQuita and husband Wayne Glendening and Philip and wife Ashlee Orr; great-grandchildren, Barrett Ramage, Hannah Ramage, Keely Ramage, Eli Barnes, Darit Barnes, Jessie Black, Jasmine Glendening, Quinton "Bud" Glendening; and sisters, Edna Pope of Salem and Ester Fox of Manteno, Ill.
Barrett was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Elaine Barrett; a sister, Kathy Hammond; and a brother, Charles Barrett.
Services were held Wednesday, May 28 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Jimmy Black officiating. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.
May 22, 2008 Issue

Crider
Kernie L. Crider, 83, of Marion died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, served in the Korean War and was a retired member of the Insulators Local #37.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Pierce; and a son, Jock Crider; a brother James “Bud” Crider; grandchildren, Alec and Francesca Pierce; and a former son-in-law, Frank Pierce, all of Marion; a sister-in-law, Avis N. Blackburn of Valparaiso, Ind.; and a brother-in-law, Bryan Norman of Nixa, Mo.
Crider was preceded in death by his wife, Virgina Crider; two infant sons; and his parents, Guy and Gracie Watson Crider.
Funeral services were Friday, May 16, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Sister Lucy Tedrick, Rev. Mike Jones and Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Rogers
Olin Eugene Rogers, 71, of Fredonia died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at his home.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and retired from U.S. Steel.
Survivors include a son, James Ray Rogers of Knox, Ind.; a sister, Mary Bigham of Eddyville; and two granddaughters, Ashley and Heather Rogers of Knox, Ind.
He was proceeded in death by his wife, Delores Rogers; and parents, Marion “Tater” and Sarah Jane Turley Rogers.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 21 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Mac Walls officiating. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.
May 15, 2008 Issue

Sherer
Anna Hayes Sherer, 88, of Tolu died Friday, May 2, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Tolu Methodist Church and the Crittenden County Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors included two sisters, Muriel Wright of Paducah and Frankie Croft of Tolu; five grandchildren, Derek and Barrett Sherer of Marion, Brandon Sherer of Nashville, and T.J. Sherer and Natosha Sherer of Jasper, Ala; and one great-grandchild, Dylan Sherer of Salem.
Funeral services were Monday, May 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Porter and Rev. Steve Tinsley officiating. Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery.

Gant
David Wesley Gant, 63, of Marion died on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 in Salem.
He was born August 3, 1944 in DuQuion, Ill., to Charles and Juanita Gant. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, worked with heavy equipment in the oil fields and as a photographer.
He is survived by his wife Jana of Marion; two daughters, Stacy Holbrook of Martin, Tenn., and Monica Gant of Memphis; three grandchildren, Jenna, Eric and Rebecca; and one sister, Viola Brant of Steelville, Ill.
Arrangements are under the direction of Townsend, Jones and Erdman Funeral Home. Services will be held at a later date.

Johnson
Harold Douglas Johnson, 89, of Luray, N.C., died Thursday, May 1, 2008 at MontVue Nursing Home in North Carolina.
Johnson was born on June 11, 1918 in Marion and was the son of the late Leonard and Josephine Gray Johnson. He retired from the U.S. Army, having served in World War II and Korea, after more than 20 years. He worked for six years as a restaurant manager.
Survivors include his wife, Jean H. Harris; and a daughter, Judy Carol Johnson of Luray, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Higgs
A memorial Service for Jackie Junior Higgs will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at Rozann’s Place in Salem. Bro. Clarence Cooper and Bro. Danny Shuecraft will officiate.
Higgs, 69, of Salem died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was born May 26, 1938 at Brownsville, Ky.
Higgs was a retired heavy equipment operation and member of Fredonia Holiness Church. A Vietnam veteran, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Betty S. Higgs of Salem; four sons, Daniel and George Higgs of Okinawa, Japan; David Stoner of Waverly, Ill., and Dan Stoner of Salem; four daughters, Vanessa and her husband Ronald Riggs of Hanson; Belinda and her husband Harold Crawford of Burna; and Kumi Higgs and Ayako Higgs of Okinawa Japan; two brothers, Alvin and Charles Higgs, both of Mitchell, Ind.; a sister, Vanda Cooper of Mitchell, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Nola Skaggs Higgs; and a sister, Louise Grissom.

Crider
Kernie Crider of Marion died Wednesday morning at Salem Springlake.
Arrangements were incomplete at Gilbert Funeral Home at press time.
Hunt
Virginia Lee Hunt, 89, of Crittenden County died at 12:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
She was born on Oct. 30, 1918 in Fredonia, the daughter of the late Henry M. and Mattie M. Turley. She was a long-time member of Pleasant Hill Regular Baptist Church near Marion where she taught Sunday school and served faithfully as the pastor’s wife for many years.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 65 years, Eld. William E. “Bill” Hunt of Hunt Brothers Feed Store in Marion; a daughter Linda L. Easley; a son-in-law Joseph L. Easley of Belleville, Ill., a son, John W. Hunt of Evansville; her grandsons, Jae Easley of Belleville, Ill., Lee Easley of Knoxville, Tenn., and Chris Hunt of Lexington; her granddaughter, Paige Easley of Sumter, S.C.; a great-granddaughter Anna Easley of Sumter S.C., who is Jae’s daughter; and a sister, Ida Belle Schmitt of Boonville, Ind.
Hunt was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Martin, Clifton and John Henry Turley, and two sisters Mary Louise and Rachel Turley.
Funeral services were Monday, May 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Cortis Hill and Rev. Jerry Thurman officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association.


Yandell
Mary E. Yandell, 86, formerly of the Crider community, died on May 9, 2008 at the William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay, Fla.
Survivors include a companion, Willard D. Stevens of Rockledge, Fla.; a daughter, Sandra K. Yandell and son-in-law Lorenzo Hood of Sandusky, Ohio; a son, Stephen G. Yandell and daughter-in-law Peggy Yandell of Apopka, Fla.; grandsons, Clay Schilling of Milan, Ohio, SPF Jesse Yandell of Savannah, Ga., and Billy Mowery of Clermont, Fla.; two great-grandsons, Nicholas B. Schilling of Milan and Troy L. Aaron Jr. of Sandusky, Ohio; two great-granddaughters, Alessa and Adriana Mowery of Clermont, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, George F. Yandell.
Yandell was a former district sales manager and diamond buyer for the Zales Corporation before moving from Indianapolis, Ind., to Leesburg, Fla. She moved to Cocoa Beach in 1996. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island, Fla.
Page-Theus Funeral Home of Leesburg, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.pagetheusfuneralhome.com
There will be no viewing. A life celebration will be held Saturday, May 17 at First Baptist Church, Chapel, 140 Magnolia Ave., Merritt Island, Fla.
Entombment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32907.


Tilton
Etta May Tilton, 80, of Salem died on Thursday, May 8, 2008.
She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 217, Livingston County Helping Hands Food Bank, Salem Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, attended Pinckneyville Baptist Church and was a former employee of Livingston County Hospital.
Tilton was a member of the USO in Deleware, Ohio. She was born in Delaware, Ohio.
Survivors include two daughters, Terry DeBoe of Salem and Nancy Rahn of Swanville, Minn.; two brothers, George Blain of Joplin, Mo., and Russell Blain of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Patti Radtke of Warwick, R.I.; sister-in-law Kay Blain of Connecticut; grandchildren, Connie Riley, Donna Kuester, Bill DeBoe, Cindy Bartkowitz, Charlie DeBoe, Patty Traxler, David Rahn and Mikel Rahn; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tilton was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Dwight W. Tilton; three sisters; three brothers and parents, Dewey and Georgia Converse Blain.
Services were held Monday, May 12 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Jeremiah Burdon officiating. Burial was at Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Helping Hands, 506 Mill St., Smithland, KY 42078.
Sweeny
Marjorie Sweeney, 90, of Princeton died at 7:10 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Rivers Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa.
Sweeney was born in Golconda, Ill., to Minnie Clayton and Glover Johnson Lewis Sr.
She was a manager at the Princeton Golf and Country Club.
Survivors include sons, Wayne Sweeney of Hanahan, S.C. and Donnie Sweeney of Newnan, Ga.; four daughters, Sue Meyer of Daytona Beach, Fla., Shirley Konen of Scottsdale, Ariz., Saundra Brookshire of Marion, and Annie Lockhart of Princeton; one brother, Billie Lewis of Princeton; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Sweeney was preceded in death by her husband, Euell Sweeney; one son, Euell Edward “Ed” Sweeney; one daughter, Christine “Micke” Rogers; four brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 6 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Cliff Jones officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 510 Hopkinsville Street, Princeton, KY 42445.

Caraway
Wilburn “Bub” Caraway of Caldwell County died at 1 a.m., May 10, 2008 at his residence.
Caraway was a retired machinist at Shawnee Plastics, a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church and Providence Masonic Lodge No. 148.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gail Richter Caraway of Caldwell County; a son, Perry Caraway and wife Karen of Caldwell County; four daughters, Shannon Carl and husband Mark Hamby of Dixon, Pam Caraway and husband Pat Rushing of Caldwell County, Trudy and husband Tim Cox of Marion, Brooke and husband Tracy Johnson of Caldwell County; 11 grandchildren, Shawn, Joshua and Christopher Caraway, Tiffany Harris, Minetta Vickery, Ashley and Whitney Lantrip, Brandon Johnson, Wesley, Jolene and Matthew Cox; two great grandchildren, Michael T. Vickery and Jeremy Harris; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James “Jim” Carl; two brothers, Lawrence Day “Bear” Caraway and Roger Caraway; two sisters, Robbie Faye Caraway and Barbara Jean Caraway; one great-grandchild, Emily Caraway; and parents, Dorothy Wilhelm and Shelburn Caraway.
Visitation was 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 14 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15 at Morgan's Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Watson officiating. There will be a private burial at Morse Cemetery at a later date.
Ford
Mary Lucy Ford, 90, of Livingston County died Monday, May 12, 2008 at Life Care Center in LaCenter.
She was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughter, Joyce Myers and husband Robert of Paducah; brothers, Robert Davis and wife Ruby of Sharpe, and James Davis and wife Gerri of Ledbetter; a sister-in-law, Ruth Davis; two grandchildren, Aimee Myers of Nashville and Jeremy Myers of Paducah. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Ford; a brother and a sister. Ford was the daughter of Courtney Davis and Marie McCandless.
Graveside services were Wednesday at Salem Cemetery. Mary Ann McDonald Shuecraft was speaker. Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Brown
Mary Ellen Brown, 82, of Marion died at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Survivors include a great niece, Angela O’Leary of Marion; a sister, Juanita Hobbs of Marion; a brother, W.G. Belt of Nebo; a niece, Pat Payne of Marion; and a great-nephew, Corey Payne of Marion.
Brown was preceded in death by her husband, W.O. Brown; a sister, Catherine Johnson; a nephew, Ronald Hobbs; and her parents, Sam and Mary Agent Belt.
Visitation is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 15 at Boyd Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday with Rev. Herbert Alexander and Sister Lucy Tedrick officiating. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.


May 8, 2008 Issue

Hunt
Virginia Lee Hunt, 90, of Marion died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Bellville, Ill.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which were incomplete at press time.

Roberson
Annette Roberson, 43, of Marion died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Rosebud Methodist Church, worked at Pennyrile Industries in Princeton and competed in the Special Olympics.
Survivors include her parents, Jimmy and Melinda Roberson of Marion; a sister, Terri Snyder of Henderson; a half-brother, Tommy Roberson of Marion; a half-sister, Tina Tabor of Poole; and six nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday May 3, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Wayne Garvey and Rev. Wayne Smiley officiating. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rosebud Methodist Church, c/o Virginia McDowell, 1883 U.S. 60 East, Marion, KY 42064.

Baker
Morris Denzel Baker, 64, of Princeton died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at his home.
Baker was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Princeton.
Survivors include two brothers, Ronnie Baker of Hartselle, Ala., and James Baker of Marion; a sister, Brenda Holland of Calvert City; and a caregiver, Martha Babb of Smithland.
A graveside service was Friday, May 2, 2008 at Mexico Cemetery in Crittenden County with Rev. Richard Gardner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.
Woodall
Margaret Melville Woodall, 90, of Fredonia died Thursday, May 1, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Fredonia First Baptist Church.
Survivors include, a son, Tracy Woodall of Fredonia; and a granddaughter, Tara Gibson of Chicago.
Woodall was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Woodall; her parents, Melvin Rutledge and Lizzie Ann Wood Cain; two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Jerrell White and Rev. Kyle Noffsinger officiating. Burial was at Crayne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Boyd
Emma Lou Chipps Boyd, 92, of Salem died at 8:05 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a lifetime member of Birdsville Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Chipps Moore and husband Tommy of Reidland; a son, Billy Chipps of Smithland; a brother, H.H. “Preach” Fleming of Shelbyville, Tenn.; and a granddaughter, Heather Chipps Traylor and husband Mark of Nashville, Tenn.
Boyd was preceded in death by her first husband, W.E. “Bill” Chipps; her second husband, Lewis Boyd; a son, Johnny Chipps; and a brother, Jim Fleming.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 6 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. John East and Rev. James Driver officiating. Burial was at Birdsville Cemetery.

Stone
James “Red Rock” Stone, 84, of Marion died at 6:50 a.m., Thursday, April 1, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Stone was of the baptist faith, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was also a member of the VFW and American Legion in Crittenden County. He was a prisoner of war during World War II, held captive in Europe by the Germans.
Survivors include his daughters, Tanya Hardesty and April Watson, both of Marion; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Stone; son, Gary Stone; grandson, Jerry Lynn Myers; four sisters and two brothers. He was the son of Charlie Wallace and Minnie Lee Stone.
Services were held Sunday, May 4 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Roger Steward and Bro. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial was at White's Chapel Cemetery.

Sherer
Anna Hayes Sherer, 88, of Tolu died Friday, May 2, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Tolu Methodist Church and the Crittenden County Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors included two sisters, Muriel Wright of Paducah and Frankie Croft of Tolu; five grandchildren, Derek and Barrett Sherer of Marion, Brandon Sherer of Nashville, and T.J. and spouse Natosha Sherer of Jasper, Ala; and one great-grandchild, Dylan Sherer of Salem.
Funeral services were Monday, May 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Porter and Rev. Steve Tinsley officiating. Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery.
Travis
Virgil E. Travis, 65 of Benton, died May 5, 2008 at Marshall County Hospital.
He attended Brewers United Methodist Church, was owner of Benton Auto Salvage and Wrecker for 22 years.
Survivors include his wife Paula Beth Creason Travis of Benton; two daughters, Tammy Travis of Kuttawa and Amie Belcher and husband Corey of Benton; two sons, Chris Travis of Salem and Jeff Travis of Benton; one brother, Gordon Travis and wife Patsy of Eddyville; sisters, Shirley McCallister and husband Carol of Princeton, Virginia Lee and husband Jewel of Dycusburg and Lucille Bigham of Hobart, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Epperson; and his parents Elvin and Gertie Henry Travis.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Robert Chandler, Rev. Richard Dowdy and Rev. Steve Seaford officiating. Burial will be at Marshall County Memory Gardens.
May 1, 2008 Issue

Davidson
Helen Daniel Davidson, 87, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
Although a native of Marion, for the past several years she had been a resident at the Salem Springlake Care Center.
Davidson was the wife of the late Carson Davidson and the daughter of the late Mason and Hattie Daniel of Marion. She was an insurance agent for 32 years with Small's Insurance Agency and a member of the Marion Christian Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Ellis B. Ordway Post 111.
Survivors include her son, Stephen and his wife Carlin; a sister, Pat Carter and husband Jim, all of Marion; a grandson, Grant and wife Beth of Nashville; a granddaughter, Janean Tinsley and husband Allen of Paducah; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel Davidson of Nashville and Carson Tinsley of Paducah.
Graveside services were held Friday, April 25 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marion Christian Church 211 West Bellville St. Marion, KY 42064.

Floyd
Diana Kay Floyd, 59, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 in Albuquerque.
Survivors include two sons, Kreg Floyd of Romeoville, Ill., and Shane Floyd of Albuquerque; three brothers, Garland Anderson of Clay, and Ricky Anderson and Lavon Anderson, both of Gulf Port, Miss.; her mother, Helen Underdown of Marion; an aunt, Carolyn Travis of Marion; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Michael Floyd.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Starrick officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Travis
Gilbert W. Travis, 87, of Madisonville died April 25, 2008 at 10:20 p.m. at the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
He was born April 3, 1921 in Crittenden County to the late Leonus Travis and Nona Stembridge Travis. Travis was a farmer and a member of First General Baptist Church in Madisonville.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lois Travis of Madisonville; a daughter, Frances Fulkerson of Madisonville; a son, Mark D. Travis of Dawson Springs; a sister, Lera Fendrich of Evansville; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Travis was preceded in death by three brothers, Delmar, Ray and Albert Travis and two sisters, Mary Olene Travis and Carrie Herron.
Funeral services were held April 28 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Keith Harris and Rev. Darrell Menser officiating. Burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Memorials contributions may be sent in the form of donations to the First General Baptist Church Activities Building Fund.
McKinney
Jimmie P. McKinney, 75 of Marion died at 7:30 a.m. April 24, 2008 at his home.
He was a lifetime member and deacon of the Pleasant Grove General Baptist Church, a choir leader and Sunday school teacher at the church for more than 50 years, a trustee of the church and head of the Cemetery Committee, and a long-time member of the Operations and Engineers Union Local 181.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Champion McKinney; his daughter Cindy; son Stephen; granddaughter Lauren; grandson Cole; and daughter-in-law Stacey, all of Marion; four brothers, Doug of Joy, Gary and Larry, both of Marion and Donnie of Henderson; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
McKinney was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Pauline Croft McKinney of Crittenden County.
Funeral services were held April 26 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Herbert Alexander Jr. officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.

Cornish
Brenda Sue Cornish, 65, of Marion died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at her home.
She was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Marion.
Survivors include her husband, Marcus E. Cornish; two sisters, Judy Ruble and Bobbi Stratton, both of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; and her parents, Buster and Catherine Taylor Catlett.
She was preceded in death by a son, Brent Cornish.
Funeral services were Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at St. William Catholic Church with Father Larry McBride officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 1 at Lawrenceburg Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Hardin County newspaper editor dies
The longtime owner of the Hardin County (Ill.) Independent and former employee of Moore Business Forms in Marion died last week.
Noel Hurford of Rosiclare, Ill., died at Hardin County General Hospital in at 6:01 p.m., April 24. He was 81.
Hurford began publishing the southern Illinois newspaper in 1970 after buying it from the estate of Harry and Sara Potter upon their deaths. He had been employed at the paper for more than 55 years. For 38 of those years, he served as editor.
"He worked for The Independent from the age of 20," said Hurford's daughter, Julie Rash.
Rash said the only time her father spent away from the southern Illinois paper was the five years he spent working at Moore's in the 1950s. During that time, she and her sister Susie Roth were both born in Marion.
"...It is a special place for us," Rash said.
In 1956, Hurford moved his children and wife back to Rosiclare, where he went back to work at The Independent. He remained there with his wife, Betty, until his death.
"Dad was a special person, not only to every member of his family, but to almost everyone who knew him," Rash said.
Rash, who frequently visits Marion, said her father had been feeling ill for about a week and ultimately died of respiratory distress.
Services for Hurford were held Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Hosick Funeral Home in Rosiclare with the Rev. Charles Jackson officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Empire Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Ill.
Besides his longtime association with the newspaper, Hurford was a member of the Rosiclare Methodist Church and formerly a member of the hospital board, Southeastern Illinois College Board, Hardin County Historical and Genealogical Society, American Legion and Lions Club, and was honored as master editor for the Hardin County Independent on April 18, 1997.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, both of Rosiclare; a sister, Nell Cox of Harrisburg; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Edith Dale Hurford.
April 24, 2008 Issue

Scott
Lila N. Rustin Scott, 93, of Marion, died at 4:37 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
Survivors include five nieces, Joann Long, June Norman, Sue Belt, Bonnie Penn and Connie Cowan, all of Marion; and four nephews, Terry and James Young of Salem and Richard and Stanley Young of Marion.
Services were held Friday, April 18 with Rev. Buddy Hix officiating. Burial was at The Wilds Family Cemetery in Caldwell County. Funeral Service Directors of Symsonia were in charge of arrangements.

Witenbarger
Evelyn C. Witenbarger, 72, of Marion, formerly of Knoxville, Tenn., died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Lundy of Marion and Ronnie Lundy of Knoxville; a daughter, Nancy Young of Cooper City, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, April 21 at Berry Funeral Home in Knoxville. Burial was at Knoxville.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of the local arrangements.
Flanary
Ordrie A. Flanary, 78, Marion died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Crittenden Health and Rehab.
She was a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include a daughter: Edith F. Harris; a granddaughter, Kimberly Harris, both of Marion; three step-sons, Doug Flanary of Paducah, David Flanary of Princeton, Sam Flanary, of Evansville; and eight step-grandchildren.
Flanary was preceded in death by two husbands, Oscar Raymond Cain and James Flanary; her parents, Edgar and Tabitha Butler White; and a half-brother Leamon White.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 22 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Heath Martin officiating. Burial was Mt Zion Cemetery.

Laidacker
John Jacob Laidacker, 88, of Marion died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Crittenden Health and Rehab.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda McGuckin; a son, John Laidacker, both of Marion; and a sister, Rosemary Knoll of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Grace Murray Laidacker.
Funeral services were incomplete at press time. The service is to be held at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nev. Local arrangements were handled by Gilbert Funeral Home.

Watson
Bernice “Shorty” Perrin Watson, 80, of Salem died at 11:35 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2008 at her daughter’s home.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Willbanks, Lucille Fraley and Diana Jones, all of Salem; one son, Ronnie Croft of Benton; one sister, Brenda Marshall of Grand Rivers; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Haskell Perrin; her second husband, George Watson; three brothers; and her parents, Marvin and Willie Belt Long.
Services were held Wednesday, April 23 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Walzie Hosick officiating. Burial was at White's Chapel Cemetery.


Kuhn
Sheila Kuhn, 42, of Kuttawa, died at 9:57 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 in Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
Kuhn was a cosmetologist at Attitudes Beauty Shop in Eddyville and a member of Northside Baptist Church in Princeton. She was also a recipient and an active participant in organ donations.
Survivors include her husband, Casey Kuhn of Kuttawa; her father, Jim Glore of Marion; her mother, Phyllis McKay Glore of Eddyville; and one sister, Lola Glore of Marion.
Services were held Tuesday, April 22 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Russ Davidson and Rev. Bill Kline officiating. Burial was at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Eddyville.


Davidson
Helen Daniel Davidson, 87, passed away on April 23, 2008, at the Livingston County Hospital. Although a native of Marion, for the past several years she had been a resident at the Salem Springlake Care Center. Mrs. Davidson was the wife of the late Carson Davidson and the daughter of the late Mason and Hattie Daniel of Marion. She was an insurance agent for 32 years with Small's Insurance Agency and a member of the Marion Christian Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Ellis B. Ordway Post 111. And, she was a gifted artist whose oil paintings won numerous awards. Mrs. Davidson is survived by her son, Stephen, her daughter-in-law, Carlin, her sister, Pat Carter and husband Jim - all of Marion, KY. Also surviving are a grandson, Grant and wife Beth of Nashville and a granddaughter, Janean Tinsley and husband Allen of Paducah. She had two great grandchildren - Daniel Davidson of Nashville and Carson Tinsley of Paducah. Other survivors include nephews David Carter of Hopkinsville and Larry Carter of Marion, as well as great-nephews Scott Carter of Atlanta, Britt Carter of Marion and Mason Carter of Murray.
Memorials may be made to Marion Christian Church 211 W. Bellville St. Marion, KY. 42064
Services:
3:00PM at Graveside on Friday, April 25th, 2008
Cemetery:
Mapleview Cemetery
George
Lovine George, 75, of Salem, died at 2:25 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
George was a member of Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church and attended Maranatha Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James E. George of Salem; daughters, Kathy Curry Curnel of Marion and Betty Curry Belt of Smithland; two sons, Everett Curry of Paducah and David George of Salem; a sister, Margie Harris of Brook, Ind.; two brothers, Jim Trail of Oak Lawn, Ill., and Roy Trail of Sturgis, Mich.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Riley Curry; one son, Bobby Curry; three brothers, Bill Trail, George Trail and Russell Trail; and her parents Sam and Eva Millikan Trail.
Services were held Tuesday, April 22 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Leroy Driver officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.


Shoemake
Rev. Earl LeRoy Shoemake, 83 of Paducah died at 7:50 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah, a Duke of Paducah, a Kentucky Colonel and a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Shoemake of Paducah; five sons, Rev. Robert Shoemake of St. Paul, Minn., Randy Shoemake, Thomas Shoemake and Kenneth Shoemake of Paducah, and Clifford Shoemake of Marion; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Paducah First Baptist Church Wednesday, April 23 with Rev. Jim Ewing officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date.


April 17, 2008 Issue

Gibson
Edna Lucille Gibson, 67, of Marion died Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Alistra Gibson of Princeton, and Katie and Braden Gibson of Eddyville; a great-grandson, Preston Gibson of Princeton; six sisters, Sharion Swearer and Margie Randolph of Sturgis, Vada Crafton of Owensboro, Barbara Markham and Joice Newsome of Marion and Sandra Beach of Union County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Gibson; two sons, Roger and Nathan Gibson; and her parents, William and Maggie Caudill Templeton.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, April 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at White Oak Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5-9 p.m., (today) Thursday at the funeral home.

Beavers
Robbie Jo Beavers, 44, Marion died Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Survivors include her parents, Jerry and Evelyn Beavers; a sister, Kristi Beavers; a brother, Kurt Beavers and his wife Deitra; a niece, Kayla and her husband Jamie Travis; a nephew, Tanner Beavers; and a great-niece, Carly Travis, all of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy and Robbie Coleman and Carl and Melvin Beavers.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marion Baptist Church Family Life Center, 131 E. Depot St., Marion, KY 42064.


Wheeler
Anna Nell Wheeler, 80, of Marion died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Howard W. Wheeler of Marion; two daughters, Carol Newman of Hopkinsville and Lisa Trent of Princeton; a son, Wayne Wheeler of Marion; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Audrey and Fanny Campbell Brown, and an infant sister.
Funeral services were Monday, April 14 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, GA 30357-0669.

Carver
Raymond S. Carver, 79, of Hampton died April 11, 2008 at Burna.
He attended Hampton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Susie Hendrix of Greenville; a son, Rudy Carver of Smithland; a sister, Ruth Parker of Madisonville; a brother, Hayden Carver of Slaughters; four grandchildren, Rustin Carver of Lexington, RaAnn Miller of Reidland, Clain Hendrix of Versailles and Clint Hendrix of Nashville; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan Hendrix, Ryan Hendrix and Brady Miller.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Carver; three brothers, Curtis Carver, Perry Carver and Tommy Carver; and by his mother, Flora Craig Carver.
Services were Monday, April 14 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem. Burial was at Slaughters Cemetery.
Robinson
Tommy Robinson, 59, of Hampton died at 8:43 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
He was a member of North Livingston Baptist Church and the American Quarter Horse Association.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Robinson of Hampton; mother, Vivian Robinson of Burna; one son, Shane Robinson of Hampton; daughter, Jodi and her husband Keith Harris of Ashland, Tenn.; two sisters, Susie and her husband Bobby Malone of Knoxville Tenn., and Vicki Boswell of Reidland; one grandson, Keeton Harris of Ashland City, Tenn.; one step-grandchild, Collin Harris of Hermitage, Tenn.; and 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Frank Robinson.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 14 at Boyd Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Cummins officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.

Vanhooser
William Bill Vanhooser, 84, of Evansville died at 1:50 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2008 at VNA Charlier Hospice Center.
Vanhooser was born in Henshaw, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked for Whirlpool Corporation for 35 years. He was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ, Lessing Lodge No. 464, Scottish Rite Valley of Evansville and Hadi Shrine, Sword of Bunker Hill American Legion, Funkhouser Post No. 8 and VFW Post No. 1114. He was an advisor for Evansville Chapter Order of DeMolay.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Rohlfer Vanhooser of Evansville; two sons, David Vanhooser and wife Michele of Evansville, and Michael A. Vanhooser of Evansville; one grandson, Stephen D. Vanhooser of Evansville; three sisters, Faye Heneisen and husband Thomas of Evansville, Rena Mae Beshears of Marion, and Louise Willamson of Boonville, Ind.; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Robertson and Henry J. Vanhooser, and by a sister, Anita.
Services were held March 31 at Bethel United Church of Christ in Evansville with Rev. Dr. Joseph Fraccaro officiating.
Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites performed by the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Church of Christ.


Knight
Services for Van Knight, 66, of Fredonia were Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Community Activities Building with Dr. Jerrell White officiating. Burial was at Hebron Cemetery in Lyon County.
Knight died at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
He was Caldwell County judge-executive for 14 years and served on several county and state boards. Knight was a member of First Baptist Church of Fredonia, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Lanham Knight; one son, Brad Knight of Princeton; one daughter, Kara Beth Knight of Fredonia; two stepsons, Donnie Conway and Michael Conway, both of Fredonia; four brothers, Wendell Knight, Cecil Knight and Dennis Knight, all of Princeton, and Dan Knight of Star, Miss.; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Knight, and one sister. His parents were the Rev. H.D. and Margaret Peek Knight.
Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bright Life Farms Inc., c/o Renee Sons, Treasurer, 6226 Ky. 902 E., Marion, KY 42064; Pennyroyal Industries, 945 Dawson Road, Princeton, KY 42445; Youth Inc., P.O. Box 336, Princeton, KY 42445; or any charity.
April 10, 2008 Issue

Nelson
Luetta Loyce Nelson, 78, of Evansville Ind., died at 2:44 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Deaconess Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.
She was born Oct. 22, 1929 to the late Louise Goodman-Van Vliet and George Goodman in Washington, Ind.
Nelson is survived by two daughters, Deborah Nelson of Evansville and Susan Lubben and husband Les of Evansville; three sons, Richard Nelson and wife Anetta of Marion, Donald Nelson of Princeton, and Gary Nelson of Princeton; three sisters, Bylle Chesters and husband Don of Sterling Heights, Mich., Sue Skinner of New Whiteland, Ind., Barbara Heath of Bedford, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Daniel and Lesley Lubben, Aaron, Justin and Stephen Nelson, Jonathan Kentfield-Nelson, Christopher Nelson and Anna Jiminez; and two great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by a brother Richard Wayne Goodman; her twin sister, Madeline Joyce Sabino; one grandson, Kevin Mark Lubben, and one great-grandson, Joseph Franklin Kentfield.
A private burial was held. Boone Funeral Home East Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made to the family online at courierpress.com.

Story
Services for Vada Marie Darnall Story, 94, of Marion, formerly of Benton, was Saturday at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton with Elders John Smith and Robert Chandler officiating. Burial was at Fooks Cemetery.
Story died at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Arpil 2, 2008 at the home of her daughter, Linda Roy of Marion.
She was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.
Besides her daughter, she is survived by one brother, Fred Darnell of Augusta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Matthew Roy of Jacksonville, Fla., and Amy Roy McDonald of Fayetteville, N.C.; one stepgrandchild, Ashley Crockett Guess of Marion; four great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren M. Story; her parents, Hardin Darnall and Mary Starks Darnall; her stepmother, Mattie Humphrey Darnall; and three brothers.
Hearod
Kate Hearod, 2, of Livingston County died at 8:31 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2008 at Livingston County Hospital in Salem.
Hearod was the victim of an accidental drowning in flood waters (see related article page 1 of this section).
She is survived by her mother, Heather Hearod of Livingston County; her father, Drew Moore of Sturgis; a half-brother, Rilee Moore of Henderson; maternal grandparents, Roger and Debbie Hearod of Eddyville; paternal grandparents Michael Dale Moore of Sturgis, and Cindy and Bernie Dunn of Morganfield; and a paternal great-grandmother, Mary Bonner of Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, William “Bill” and Tylene Nelson Hearod and Rose Marie Barnett; and by her paternal great-grandparents, Edgar Eckels, Lonnie Moore and Helen Moore Rhea.
Services were held Tuesday, April 8 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Gary Murray officiating. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.

Roberts
A retired federal bankruptcy judge who prior to that had practiced law in Marion for two decades has died.
J. Wendell Roberts, 64, died March 29 at his Venice, Fla., home, The Courier-Journal reported Friday.
A Somerset, Ky., native, he had served as chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky before his retirement. Roberts was appointed to the bench in 1987 after spending 20 years in private practice as a Marion attorney. He served as chief judge of the bankruptcy court from 1988 to 1995 and left the bench in late 2001 at the end of his first 14-year term.
Marion attorney Alan Stout, who is a bankruptcy trustee in the same Western District that Roberts presided over, said he was very involved with the judge as an attorney in his court for the last 14 years.
While on the bench, Roberts presided over the bulk of the Paducah-area caseload, including the mid-1990s Big Rivers Electric Corp., proceedings, one of the biggest bankruptcy cases in the nation at that time. The Henderson-based electric cooperative was in the midst of a corruption scandal and billion debt, according to the Courier-Journal.
The newspaper also reported that Roberts’ Louisville courtroom was judged to be the most efficient in the nation for at least three consecutive years and that he was rated the most favorable of all 20 District Court judges in a poll conducted by the Louisville Bar Association.
Roberts was a supporter of Habitat for Humanity, having participated in builds with former President Jimmy Carter and the rebuilding of hurricane-ravaged Biloxi, Miss., with Back Bay Mission.
Survivors include his wife Sherry, a former teacher in the Crittenden County school system; mother Dorothy Roberts and a brother Ritchie Roberts, both of Somerset; a son, Dr. Stephen A. Roberts, and a daughter, Shannon Morris; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by a stepdaughter, Amy Jenkins, a stepson, J. Barrett McKim, and three step grandchildren, all of Southern Indiana.
According to Farley Funeral Home in Florida, memorial services for the judge are scheduled for Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Venice and the following week at Fohs Hall in Marion. That April 19 service in Marion will begin at 3 p.m.
Memorials may go to local chapters of Habitat for Humanity.

Ray
Charles Reed Ray, 66, of Fredonia, formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
He was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nora Ray of Fredonia; three sons, Greg Ray of Fort London, Pa., Steve Ray of Benton, Randy Ray of Chambersburg, Pa.; a brother, Donald Ray of McConnellsburg, Pa.; a sister, Helen Glunt of Fulton County, Pa.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Ray was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Denise Ray.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Shoney Oliver officiating. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nelson
Henry Lee Nelson, 77, of Salem died at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Salem Springlake Care Center.
Nelson was the son of Henry Herman Pete and Elizabeth Long Nelson. He attended Loveless Chapel Church and was a cook on a riverboat and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include two step-sisters, Coweta Patton of Cloverdale, Ind., and Sharon McFarland of Greencastle, Ind.; two nephews; several nieces, and cousins.
Services were held Tuesday, April 8 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Tim Sprouse officiating. Burial was at Dyer Hill Cemetery.

Martin
Loretta Margaret Martin, 92, of Blackford died April 8, 2008 at 9:30 a.m., at Colonial Terracc Nursing Home in Sebree.
Martin was a member of Cave Springs General Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Gray of Blackford; one son, John Allen Hall of Potossa, Mo.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Jerry Hall in 1952, Tommy Hall in 1992 and Donald Hall in 2001; and two husbands, John Morgan Hall in 1955 and Paul Eugene Martin in 1996.
Graveside services were Wednesday, April 9 at Tosh Cemetery in Crittenden County with Bro. Heath Martin officiating. Vanover Funeral Home of Clay was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony's Hospice of Webster County.

Gibson
Edna Lucille Gibson, 67, of Marion died Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Alistra Gibson of Princeton, and Katie and Braden Gibson of Eddyville; a great-grandson, Preston Gibson of Princeton; six sisters, Sharion Swearer and Margie Randolph of Sturgis, Vada Crafton of Owensboro, Barbara Markham and Joice Newsome of Marion, and Sandra Beach of Union County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Gibson; two sons, Roger and Nathan Gibson; and her parents, William and Mammie Caudill Gibson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, April 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at White Oak Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5-9 p.m., (today) Thursday at the funeral home.
 
April 3, 2008 Issue

Perryman
Ovella Doom Perryman, 85, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of the Marion Church Of God.
Survivors include three daughters, Doris and her husband Norman Newcom and Darlene and her husband Sonny West, all of Marion and Marla and her husband Danny Rushing of Edgewood, Md.; a son, Hank and his wife Sally Doom of Louisville; a step-son, Larry Perryman of Merriville, Ind.; five sisters, Ella Oaks of Saltville, Va., Patsy Seip of Live Oaks, Fla., Olivine Atwell, Audry Meadows and Elsie Cameron, all of Rural Retreat, Va.; a sister-in-law, Betty Gillespie of Seminole, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis E. Doom Sr.; a second husband, James Perryman; a son, Lewis E. Doom, Jr.; her parents, Henry H. and Cora B. Gillespie; three brothers, Dorsey Lee, Henry and Willis Gillespie; and four sisters, Hazel Gillespie, Janie Hinchcliffe, Louise Baldwin and Gladys Hoover.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ed Clement and Sister Lucy Tedrick officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com

McDonald
Eloise McDonald, 87, of San Bernardiino, Calif., formerly of Livingston County, died Saturday, March 22, 2008 at County Villa Hacinda Nursing Home in San Bernardino.
She was the daughter of Milton A. and Addie Pope McGrew.
Survivors include a son, Larry Perkins of San Bernardino; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dale Perkins; and a brother, Carl McGrew.
Graveside services were Saturday, March 29 at Good Hope Cemetery in Joy with Rev. John East officiating. Services were under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home.

Higgs
Jackie Junior Higgs, 69, of Salem died at 8:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Born May 26, 1938 at Brownsville, Ky., he was a retired heavy equipment operator and member of Fredonia Holiness Church.
Higgs was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served in Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Betty S. Higgs of Salem; four sons, Daniel and George Higgs of Okinawa, Japan, David Stoner of Waverly, Ill., and Dan Stoner of Salem; four daughters, Vanessa and her husband Ronald Riggs of Hanson, Belinda and her husband Harold Crawford of Burna, and Ikvak Higgs and Kamo Higgs of Okinawa; two brothers, Alvin and Charles Higgs of Mitchell, Ind.; a sister, Vanda Cooper of Mitchell, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Nola Skaggs Higgs; and a sister, Louise Grissom.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charged of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crittenden Health Systems, P.O. Box 386, Marion, KY 42064.

Hunt
Roy Dennis “R.D.” Hunt, 70, died Friday, March 21, 2008 in Columbia, S.C.
Born in Marion, Hunt was the son of the late Sherman Hillis Hunt and Iva Mae Thomason Hunt.
He was retired from Alpine Sales, Inc. and was the former minister of music at Greenlawn Baptist Church where he was a member. Hunt was also a member of Palmetto 56ers Carolina Coleman Camping Club.
Surviving are his wife, Norma Patterson Hunt; son, Roy A. Hunt of Fort Mill, S.C.; a daughter, Glenda Fesperman of Lexington, S.C.; two grandchildren, Jessica Hunt and Jennifer Fesperman; stepsons, John B. May Jr. of Fort Worth, Tx., and William D. May of Columbia, S.C.; step-grandchildren, Jewel L. May, Mary A. May and Jackson P. May; and sister, Louise Hamilton of Marion.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 25 at Dunbar Funeral Home’s Devine Street Chapel in Columbia. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752 or to the Ronald McDonald House, 2955 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.
Easley
Barbara Rhea Guess Easley, 55, of Marion died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at her home.
She was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jackie Easley; her parents, Lonnie and Helen Travis of Eddyville and Jewel and Carol Pugh of Marion; two sons, Tony Floyd and wife Kim Of Marion and Kevin Floyd and wife Tiffany of Princeton, Ind.; a daughter, Angela Crowell of Sturgis; stepsons, Jackie Easley Jr. and wife Christina of Hartford, Steven Easley of Cincinnati; a brother, Kent Martin and wife Phyllis of Marion; and a sister, Shannon Williams and husband Steve of Stillwater, Tex.; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Easley was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elvas And Marie Guess; and an uncle, Ricky Guess.
Funeral services will be were Monday, March 31 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Heath Martin officiating. Burial was at Asbridge Cemetery.

Davidson
Perley Mae Davidson, 64, of Bowling Green died at 6:15 p.m., March 28, 2008 at her residence.
Davidson was born in Kennett, Mo., a member of the Baptist Faith and an employee of Wal-Mart.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Davidson and wife Marlene of Scottsville, and Anthony Davidson and fiancee Christy Dover of Bowling Green; one daughter, Heather Davidson of Bowling Green; three brothers, Bud Farmer of Kankakee, Ill., William Farmer and his wife Eloise of Kankakee, Ill., Frankie Farmer and wife Patty of Carbondale, Ill.; one sister, Mary Sweighart and husband Jerry of Champagne, Ill.; and five grandchildren, Ryan Davidson, Ally Beth Davidson, Blake Davidson, Aaron Davidson, and Ben Poindexter.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Columbus and Noda Evelyn West Farmer; brothers, Dewey and Charles Farmer; and sisters, Opal Bonet and Peggy Ann Farmer.
Services were April 1 at J.C. Kriby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
Clark
Bobby Raymond Clark, 55, of Marion died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at his home.
Clark was a member of the Mattoon Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Clark of Marion; stepmother, Teresa Clark of Marion; a son, Bobby Clark Jr. of Marion; two daughters, Samantha Hayes and Sheena Lane, both of Marion; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Juanita Clark.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Perryman and Rev. Nicky Davis officiating. Burial was at Crowell Cemetery.

Martin
Thelma J. Martin, 75, of St. Cloud, Fla., formerly of Marion, died at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2008 at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.
She had been residing with her son in St. Cloud since 2004. 
Survivors include her children, John Martin of Conover, N.C., Diane Satterfield of Dublin, Ohio, and Scott Martin of St. Cloud, Fla.; grandchildren, Ashley and Johnathan Martin of Panama City, Fla., Evan Bunner and Ivy Satterfield of Dublin, Ohio, and Jessica and Sean Martin of St. Cloud, Fla.; a brother, John Gilless of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; and a sister, Stella Bebout of Booneville, Ind. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Neel in 2000.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Apr. 5 at Boyd’s Funeral Home in Salem. Visitation will from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 4. Burial will be at the Union Baptist Cemetery.

Holder
Doris Lee Holder, 78, of Ledbetter died March 22, 2008 at 1:23 a.m., at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
Survivors include four sons, Jerry Holder of Ledbetter, Terry Lee Holder of Ledbetter, Kenneth Ray Holder of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Richard Sedberry of Paducah; step-children, Linda Burk of Metropolis, Ill., Gary Holder of Metropolis, and Bobby Holder of Texas; four sisters, Thelma Trail of Oaklawn, Ill., Mary Nell Gilland of Gary, Ind., Paulette Conner of Marion, and Edna Fondaw of Marion; three brothers, Donald McClure of Marion, Charles McClure of Oaklawn, Ill. and Dwayne McClure of Marion; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Holder; her parents, Robbie Lee and Laura Cooper McClure; a daughter, Doris Faye Holder; and grandchildren Heather Lee Holder and Crystal Renee Holder.
Services were held Tuesday, April 1 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Leroy Driver officiating. Burial was at Union Cemetery.

Bosaw
Windola “Winnie” B. Bosaw, 84, of Evansville, Ind., died Sunday, March 30, 2008 at Heritage Center.
She worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” for Republic Aviation in Evansville and at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash., during World War II. She later was employed as a nurse’s aide in the ICU at Deaconess Hospital for many years and also worked at Crittenden County Hospital where she retired as a pharmacist assistant.
Bosaw, at 16 years of age, graduated valedictorian of Wheatcroft-Clay High School and studied the Bible daily and attended church throughout her life.
Survivors include a daughter Winona and her husband Dan Edwards of Rio Vista, Tex.; sons, William and wife Kim Bosaw of Evansville, Edwin and wife Theresa Bosaw of Martinsville, Ind., and Boyd and wife Joni Bosaw of Clay; sisters, Evadine Mauzey of Spring, Tex., and June Rich of Clay; a brother-in-law, Norman Hinchee of Marion; grandchildren, Edwin J. Mueller and his wife Theresa, Brandan Mueller, Jessica Farb and her husband Phil, Jason Bosaw and his fiance Gretty, Justin Bosaw and his wife Kele, Jennifer Hunckler and her husband Aaron, Shane Bosaw and his wife Malea, Sara Bosaw, Sally Bosaw; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, William E. Bosaw in 1967; her parents, Walter and Blonnie Belle Cobb Littlepage; grandsons, Nicholas Todd Bosaw and William Ryan Bosaw; sisters, Betty Hinchee, Etta Mae, Zeta Rae Littlepage; and brothers, James Elijah Littlepage and J.C. Littlepage.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 3 at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville with with Pastor Ernie Godshall and Bosaw’s grandson, Ed Mueller, officiating. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Center Activities, Dpt. 1201 W. Buena Vista Rd. Evansville, IN 47710.


Bill Keightley, the familiar face on the sideline and longtime equipment manager for the University of Kentucky men's basketball team, died Monday in Cincinnati. He was 81.
Reports say that Keightley died from internal bleeding caused by a previously undiagnosed tumor on his spine.
He worked under six coaches at UK, including Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith and current coach Billy Gillispie. He served the basketball team for 47 seasons and became known as Mr. Wildcat. He was on the bench for the 'Cats' final game of the season in March against Marquette in the NCAA Tournament.
March 27, 2008 Issue

Lowery
James Herman Lowery, MSGT USAF (Ret.), 78, died in Omaha, Neb., on March 5, 2008.
He was born on Jan. 8, 1928 in Tolu to Dr. and Mrs. O.T. Lowery. He graduated from Marion High School in 1946 and made a career in the U.S. Air Force, serving during both the Korean and the Vietnam conflicts.
He is survived by his wife Gail, of Bellevue, Neb.; a daughter Marci and her husband David Tell; and granddaughters Joelle and Haley Gillette of Chandler, Ariz.
Lowery was preceded in death by his parents and by four brothers, Thomas, Guy, Ollie “Pete” and John Lowery, and their wives.
Military rites were conducted March 10 in Bellevue, Neb., by the honor guard from Offutt Air Force Base of Omaha, Neb. Chaplain Benjamin Johnson officiated.

Yehling
Adelaide B. Yehling, 70, of Oceanside, Calif., died Monday, March 24, 2008 after a long illness.
Yehling was born in Medford, Mass., and lived in southern California for 45 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Yehling (USMC-Ret.). She was a special education teacher for 29 years in the Carlsbad Unified School District in California.
Yehling is survived by three children and their spouses, Robert and Theresa of Marion; William and Janyne of Montrose, Colo.; and Karin and Alan of Sylmar, Calif.; grandchildren, Jessica Yehling of Hawthorne, Calif., Dustin and Sheena Yehling of Montrose, Colo., Chelsey Yehling of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Whitney Yehling, Peter Marullo and Valerie Marullo of Montrose, Colo., and Melissa and David and Heather Jenkins of Marion; and six step great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Vista, Calif. Her remains will be scattered at sea.

Paris
Amy Paris, 78, of Sturgis died March 21, 2008 at 2:35 a.m. at her residence.
Paris was a devout Christian, and a beautician for over 53 years.
Survivors include four daughters, Nita and husband David Cates of Morganfield, Pam and husband George Wallace, Nisa and husband David Dilback, and Cinda and husband Jerry Moxley, all of Sturgis; two sons, Clayton Paris and wife Kay, and Dana Paris and wife Beverly of Henderson; 16 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Marshall Paris; parents Albert and Nellie Gerth; sister Henrietta Vollmer; and five brothers, Albert, William, Willard, Charles and James Gerth.
Services were held March 24 with Rev. Dwight Jackson officiating. Burial was at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis. Whitsell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony's Hospice.
Clark
Rev. Morris Clark, 86, of Clay died March 20, 2008 at Princeton Health and Rehab Center.
Clark was retired from Crittenden County School Systems after serving as principal and school administrator 19 years. He had also been a minister for over 50 years. He was of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Eileen Clark of Clay; one daughter, Pat Sobolewski of Waterford, CT; one grandson, Steve Brantley of Paducah; and two great granddaughters, Amanda and Ashley Brantley.
Services were held March 24 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay and burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay with Pastor Ben Richardson officiating.
Pall bearers were Paul Cherry, Steve Brantley, Joe Soboleski, Davis Legate, Roger Blackburn, and Terry Frederick.

Stewart
Virginia Lee Vaughan Stewart, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, March 22, 2008 in California.
She was born in Marion on April 11, 1928 to Virginia and Doyle Vaughan. She graduated from Marion High School in 1946 and attended the University of Kentucky.
Stewart, along with the Vaughan family, grew up in the Marion Methodist Church in which they were all active members. She and Robert were married in the church in 1950. His engineering profession took them to California where they lived their entire married life.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Stewart of Modesto; one daughter, Laurel Horne of Modesto; one grandson, Colin; one sister, Carol Marshall of Paducah; a twin brother, J.D. Vaughan of Owensboro; and three nieces.
Services and burial were in Modesto, Calif.

Tyner
Judith Jane Tyner, 59, of Salem died March 19, 2008 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn.
Tyner was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Tyner of Salem; mother, Evalyn Howard of Salem; daughters, Jennifer "Jae" Rodgers of Calvert City and Tammy Wallace of Marion; step-son, John Tyner of Salem; brothers, Steve Howard of Salem and Stuart Howard of Smithland; and two grandchildren, Jake and Jenna Wallace.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Jane Tyner, and her father, Bradley Howard.
Services were held March 22 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. John East and Rev. Barry Dummit officiating. Burial was at Tyner's Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Bibles.
Fay
Robert A. Fay, 76, of Burna died at 8 a.m. March 19 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Fay was a graduate of Cornell University in New York and received his law degree from the University of Louisville. His parents were Dudley and Aimee Burtonshaw Fay. He was a member of Potter's House Baptist Worship Center in Smithland. Fay was an attorney in private practice in Paducah and was Assistant Livingston County Attorney. He was a lifelong member of the Attorney's Bar Association and was a member of Smithland Masonic Lodge #138. Fay was also a veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Jill Fay of Burna; two sons, David Fay and wife Sally of Nashville, and Bennet Fay and wife Susan of Shelbyville, Ky.; two daughters, Wendy Fay of Shelbyville, and Amy and husband Paul Hayes of Clearwater, Fla.; step-children, Teresa and husband Ronnie Beavers of Mexico, Ky., and Mark Croft of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, David Fay and wife Sally of Rochester, N.Y.; and one sister, Flo Fay; four grandchildren, Jennett Fay, Ryan Beavers, Jessica and husband Brian Penn, and Molly Beavers; one great-grandchild, Karli Beavers.
Services were held March 23 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Fred Lowrance officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Library Fund, c/o Regions Bank, 111 E. Main St., Salem, KY 42078.

Belt
Wilma Jean Ramage Belt, 79, of Salem died March 24, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital.
She was the daughter of Alonzo and Molly May Newcomb Croft and was a member of Pleasant Grove General Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Darrell Ramage of Ledbetter; sister, Mary Sills of Salem; brother, Richard Croft of Marion; two grandchildren, Carrie Mayhugh of Ledbetter and Ashlee Orr of Smithland; five great-grandchildren, Bailey Mayhugh, Carlee Mayhugh, Stevie Mayhugh, Will Orr and Myles Orr.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Glendel Ramage, her second husband, Rev. Paul Belt, five sisters and five brothers.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery.

Higgs
Jackie J. Higgs, 69, of Salem died at 8:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements, which were incomplete at press time.


March 20, 2008 Issue
Campbell
Kenneth Campbell, 65, of Evansville died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at New Harmonie Healthcare Center. He was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Crittenden County.
Campbell graduated from the University of Evansville in 1966. He taught at Culver Elementary for 32 years, where he served as an art teacher and school counselor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Virginia Campbell; and brothers, David and Carter Campbell.
Campbell is survived by his wife of 40 years, Vicki Rogers Campbell; two daughters, Christine Campbell and her husband Sean Patrick of Nashville, Tenn., and Jennifer Campbell of Indianapolis; a son, Matthew Campbell of Dubois, Wyo.; three sisters, Jewell Hulett of Cadiz; Rebecca Wilhoit of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; and Dorothy Arrick of Evansville; a brother-in-law, Mike Rogers of Bloomington, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services were Saturday, March 15 at Alexander North Chapel with burial at Liberty Cemetery in Cynthiana.
Alexander North Chapel of Evansville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4770 Covert Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714 or a favorite charity.

Parrish
John Ruben Parrish, 73, of Paducah died March 11, 2008 at his residence.
He was the son of Samuel Ruben and Maebelle Farley Parrish.
Survivors include two daughters, Alona Hicky of Arizona and Christy Parrish of Paducah; six sons, Edward Parrish of Alabama, James Guess and Danny Parrish, both of Paducah, John Glenn Parrish of Bristol, Tenn., John Parrish Jr. of Alaska, and William Parrish of Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Suzanne Parrish; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and his wife, Lorene Frances Guess Parrish.
Graveside services were held Sunday, March 16 at Loveless Chapel Cemetery with Rev. John East officiating. Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Tyner
Judi Tyner, 59, of Marion died Wednesday morning, March 19, 2008 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn.
Arrangements were incomplete at press time at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem.

Miller
Elsie Marie Null Miller, 80, of Boaz died at 12:15 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Miller was a member of Clark’s River Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Mary Robinson of Boaz, Verda and husband Jamey Spears of Boaz, Marilyn and husband John Hunter of Marion, Kathy and husband Terry Mathis of Marion, Connie and husband Johnnie Page of Iuka; three sons, Donnie and wife Wanda Miller of Ledbetter, Gary and wife Brenda Miller of Freemont, Ky., and Jake and wife Joanie Miller of Marion; one brother, J.W. Null of Florida; two sisters, LaVanna Driver and Dorothy Wolfe, both of Indianapolis, Mont.; 14 grandchildren; two step-grandsons; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.W. Miller; three daughters; two sons; and her parents, William and Alverda Bailey Null.
Services were held Tuesday, March 18 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Mike Jacobs officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Brooks
Juanita Velda Brooks, 84, of Hampton died at 1:17 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2008 at her residence.
Survivors include one daughter, Geneva Workman of West Virginia; two sisters, Margie A. Maze of Little Branch W.Va., and Elgine Sill of Webster Springs, W.Va.; two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Brooks was preceded in death by her husband, David R. Brooks; and four sisters.
Her parents were Isaac and Pearl Lockard Cutlip.
Services were held Monday, March 17 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Phillip Sanders officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Fay
Robert A. Fay, 76, of Livingston County died Wednesday morning, March 19, 2008 at Salem Springlake. Arrangements were incomplete at press time at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem.

Litchfield
Louis Litchfield, 66, of Louisville, formerly of Marion, died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 13, 2008.
He was an antiques dealer with Litchfield Antiques. Litchfield graduated from Crittenden County High School in 1959 and received his undergraduate and master's degrees from Murray State University, where he was president of his fraternity, Sigma Chi. He was also selected as the Distinguished ROTC Cadet of his class.
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Litchfield Sr.; his mother, Birdie Quizenberry Litchfield; and brother-in-law, Jeff Lester.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jane Peeples Litchfield; a sister, Betty Litchfield Vaughn of Marion; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Pearson Funeral Home in Louisville.


March 13, 2008 Issue

Shelby
Evan M. Shelby, 85, of Marion died at 4:05 a.m., Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Born Dec. 27, 1922 in Evansville, Shelby retired after 28 years from the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals as an instructor, inspector and teacher. He was the last surviving member of the Crittenden County 149th National Guard Unit, a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Shelby was an active Mason. He was initiated on Nov. 10, 1952 at Richland Lodge #39 in Columbia, S.C., and became a Master Mason on Feb. 23, 1953. In 1977, Shelby became affiliated with the Bigham Lodge #256 in Marion where he served as Master in 1982 and remained active until his death. In July 1979, he became affiliated with the Princeton York Rite Bodies and presided over each of them: the Clay Chapter, Princeton Council and Princeton Commandery, Knights Templar. He served as Grand Commander of the Knights Templar of Kentucky in 1989.
Additionally, Shelby was an active member of the Rizpah Shrine of Madisonville and the Princeton Shrine Club. He maintained active membership in several Masonic Orders, including National Sojourners, Heroes of 76, the 45er’s, York Rite College and the Red Cross of Constantine.
Shelby was a skilled and well known Mason and received many Masonic honors, including Knight York Court of Honor in recognition of his having duly presided over each of the four bodies of the York Rite, Grand York Court of Honor in recognition of his service as Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Kentucky, and Knight Commander of the Temple, awarded in recognition of his exemplary service to the Knights Templar.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Shelby of Marion; two sons, Ron Pittenger and his wife Jeannie of Worcester, Mass., and Paul Beard and his wife Nikki of Cave City, Ky.; three daughters, Chauncy Buchan and her husband Walter of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Miriam McCune and her husband Stan of Ledgewood, N.J., and Yvonne Evans and her husband Daryl of Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Opal Davidson Shelby; a brother, Albert Shelby; and a sister, Mable Wells.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Thurman, Rev. Stan McCune II and Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rizpah Shrine Temple, PO Box 1105, Madisonville, KY 42431 or Marion Baptist Church, PO Box 384, Marion, KY 42064.


Riley
Delmer Riley, 79, of Marion died Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
He was born Oct. 15, 1928 and attended Union Baptist Church.
Riley is survived by two sisters; Minnie Lane of Marion and Gracie Wyatt of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Proceeding him in death were three sisters and one brother.
His parents were Jim Blaine and Ida Mae Hunt Riley.
Funeral services were Monday, March 3 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Morrow officiating. Burial was at Hurricane Cemetery.
Robertson
Ella Marie Hodge Robertson, 89, of Marion died Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a member of the Marion General Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Carole Robertson, Betty Jones, Judy McDowell and her husband Eddie, and Diana Hosick and her husband Roger, all of Marion, and Martha Devine of Calvert City; a son, Mark Robertson and his wife Sherri of Marion; two brothers, A.C. Hodge of Marion and Oliver Hodge of Evansville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Robertson; a son, James Robertson; a grandson, Timothy Devine; and two sons-in-law, Doug Jones and Ron Devine.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 9 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Perryman and Rev. Nicky Davis officiating. Burial was at Freedom Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Ferguson
Dorothy Ferguson, 81, of Kuttawa died at 4:20 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2008 in Rivers Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa.
Ferguson was a homemaker and a member of Dycusburg United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Tommy and his wife Marybeth Ferguson of Newburgh, Ind.; two daughters, Diane Ferguson of Memphis, Tenn., and Denise and her husband Clyde “Bud” Adams of Kuttawa; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ferguson; and by her parents, Ewell George Cruce and Wilma Evans Paris Cruce.
Services were Monday, March 10 at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Jim Keegan officiating. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


Rushing
James "Pop" Rushing, 74, of Fredonia died at 7 p.m., March 9, 2008 at Princeton Health and Rehab Center.
He was a retired truck driver and farmer.
Survivors include his wife June Connor Rushing of Fredonia; six sons, Jimmy Rushing of London, Ky., Mike Rushing of Fredonia, David Rushing of Cadiz, Elvis Rushing of Fredonia, Billy Rushing of Evansville, and Jeff Rushing of Buford, S.C.; two daughters, Dottie Knapp of Henderson and Kathy Ramey of Princeton; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and one brother, Spurlin “Spud” Rushing of Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Allie Doreen Holloman Rushing; four brothers, Vernon, Kenneth, Dennis and Howard Rushing; two sisters, Eva Mae Jones and Etha Fraliex; and one granddaughter, Laura Ramey.
Services were held Wednesday, March 12 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Roger Waters and Kathy Ramey officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Probus
Charles William “Butch” Probus Sr., 56, of Smithland died at 8:05 p.m., March 7, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Probus attended the Potter's House Baptist Worship Center and was a Kentucky mussel shell harvester.
Survivors include his wife, Vi Marie Probus of Smithland; sons, Charles “Bill” Probus Jr. and Brad Probus, both of Smithland; sisters, Freda Kellums of Kokomo, Ind., Sharon Earnst of Chrisney, Ind., Terry Probus and Linda Probus, both of Rockport, Ind.; three grandchildren, Nathan Cockran, Tea Probus and Briar Probus, all of Smithland.
He was the son of Claude and Charlotte Graham Probus.
Services were Tuesday, March 11 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Fred Lowrance officiating. Burial was at Cothran Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003-4582.


Turley
Steve Turley, 56, of Dycusburg died at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2008 at his residence.
Born Oct. 6, 1951 at Gary, Ind., Turley had served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by two sisters, Judy Kinnes of Princeton and Reeta Wharmby of Benton; a half-brother, Jerry Walner of Brenham, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carter and Katherine Tosh Turley.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Dycusburg Baptist Church.
Myers Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

Riley
Glynn Evans “Radar” Riley, 81, of Salem, died at 11:05 p.m., March 9, 2008 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.
He was a member of the World Wide Church of God and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the son of Audie Evans and Nelda Pearl Croft Riley.
Survivors include three daughters, Gail Hall and Yvonne Walker, both of Smithland, and Linda Viniard of Paducah; two sons, Darrell Evans Riley of Grand Rivers and Gerald David Riley of Jackson, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Dale Riley and a sister, Margaret Gilland.
Services were March 12 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Harold Rittenberry officiating. Burial was at Lola Cemetery.
Harmon
Opal Woodside Harmon, 92, of Paducah, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Parkview Nursing Home in Paducah.
She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Benton.
Survivors include one daughter, Vicki Perkins of Paducah; a grandson, Michael Chumbler of Paducah; and a great-grandson, Kameron Chumbler of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Harmon.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m., until service time today (Thursday, March 13) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. The funeral will be at 1 p.m., with Rev. Jerry Thurman officiating. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.

Alsobrook
Mary W. Alsobrook, 92, of Portage, Ind., died March 4, 2008 in Portage.
Alsobrook was formerly of Livingston County, a member of the First Baptist Church in Portage and enjoyed reading her Bible and memorizing scripture.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Agnes Twilla of Portage; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William David and Georgia Woodring; and brothers Gerald, Coy and Roy Woodring.
Services were held Monday, March 10 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. John East officiating. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 6129 Mulberry, Portage, IN 46368.


March 6, 2008 Issue

Blackburn
John Blackburn, 82, of Fredonia died at 1:25 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at Princeton Health and Rehab Center.
He was a retired chemical operator for BF Goodrich, and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ruth Beavers; one son, Michael Blackburn and wife Tina of Glasgow; three daughters, Lou Ann Gibbs and husband Doug of Columbia, Tenn., Karla Ladd and husband Bruce of Hopkinsville, and Jill McGregor and husband Javan of Princeton; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Jim Blackburn of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews.
Blackburn was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Kell and Pearl Riley Blackburn; two brothers, Marc Blackburn and Lawrence “Jack” Blackburn; and one sister, Frances Tackwell.
Services were Friday, Feb. 29 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Rich Gardner officiating. Pallbearers included Doug Gibbs, Bruce Ladd, Javan McGregor, Oliver Kell Gibbs, Nicholas Allen Ladd, Clayton Clint McGregor, and Ross Carl McGregor. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove Baptist Church, c/o Dewayne Vinson, 5755 SR 902 E., Fredonia, KY 42411 or Gideons International, c/o David Mitchell 9275 Cadiz Rd., Princeton KY 42445. Online condolences may be sent to .

Crowell
Bobbie Don Crowell, 69, of Marion died at 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at his home.
Born Jan. 6, 1939 at Shady Grove, Crowell was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and served for 13 years as a Crittenden County magistrate for District 6.
Survivors include his wife, Kara Harris-Crowell; a son, Sean Crowell of Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters, Sandra Pence of Bradenton, Fla., and Misty Roberts of Marion; a sister, Mary Cultrera of Bradenton, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Adolf and Mary Ilene McDowell Crowell; and a brother, Cecil Edwin Crowell.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 2 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, P.O. Box 167, Marion, KY 42064.

Caudill
Morris P. Caudill, 91, of Marion died Feb. 29, 2008 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Church, a retired soil conservationist, member of Bigham Masonic Lodge No. 256 and the Rotary Club of Marion. Caudill graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Agriculture and also attended Morehead State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his two daughters, Pamela Caudill of Cordova, Tenn., and Sharon Caudill of Henderson; two sisters, Lorna Whitfield of Michigan and Erin Snowden of Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Caudill; his parents, John and Myrtle Reed Caudill; one brother and two sisters.
Masonic services were Sunday, March 2 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Funeral services were Monday, March 3 at the funeral home and burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston Hospital and Healthcare, 131 Hospital Dr., Salem, KY 42078.

Bates
Gregory Adam Bates, 25, of Marion died March 2, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was an employee of Pella Corp., in Murray.
Survivors include his mother, Kim Moody of Marion; his father, Jerry Duane Bates Sr. of Ludington, Mich.; two brothers, Jerry Duane Bates Jr. of Berea, Ky., and James Mathew Bates of Marion; a sister, Diamond Louise Bates of Ludington; and grandmother, Wauneta Bates of Ludington.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Sister Sandy Winters and Rev. Tony Perryman officiating. A second funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday March 7 at Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, Mich. Visitation in Scottville will be from 1 p.m., until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Bachelor Cemetery in Fountain, Mich.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com.

Winter
Old Man Winter died early Wednesday morning when 40-plus degree weather took its inevitable toll on Winter’s last breath of snow.
Winter was preceded in death by Bradford Pear and Red Bud, but survived by Yellow Daffodil and Purple Tulip, both of whom will act as pallbearers.
Funeral services will be officially held on March 20 with Bro. Vernal Equinox officiating. Burial will be at the City of Marion Debris Field off Depot Street.
February 28, 2008 Issue
Singleton
Manita Myrick Singleton, 94, of Salem died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Singleton was born Jan. 16, 1914 to Flossie and Jim Myrick of Carrsville. She was the eighth of nine children and a member of Lola Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Arlene and her late husband Billy Roberts, Jean and husband Joe Schaer and Doris and husband Jesse Williams; one grandson, Greg and his wife Gloria Roberts; four granddaughters, Shelia and husband Paul Ellis, Angie Yurt, Robbin and husband John Lester and Dr. Harolyn and her husband Greg Lamm; six great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Tommie Grimes and Lois Bebout.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Alvie “Boss” Singleton; four sisters, Enza Cobb, Susie Hardin, Grace Sunderland and Marie Sanders; and four brothers, Ross, Clyde, Virgil and Fowler Myrick.
Funeral services were Feb. 25 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Jim Bellamy officiating. Burial was at Lola Cemetery.

Clements
Robert E. “Bob” Clements, 85, of Paducah died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at 5:15 a.m., at his home.
He was a native of Louisville and owned the former Bob Clements Automotive Repair Services, was the owner of Anna Bowl in Anna, Ill., part owner of Princeton Bowling Center, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, and a life member of the Knights of Columbus.
Clements was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Bertrand Clements and Mary Eleanor Clements; a son, Robert A. Clements; and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Norita Agnes Thibodeaux Clements of Paducah; four daughters, Lola Newman of Columbus, Ga., Norita Alexander of Independence, Ky., Edna Lindemann of Ft. Wright, Ky. and Mary Evans of Paducah; two sons, Daniel Clements of Paducah and Charles Clements of Anna, Ill.; four sisters, Mary Eleanor “Penny” Lally of Paducah, Margaret Anne Osborne of Rockholds, Ky., Catherine Webb of Louisville, and Barbara Cronin of Daytona Beach, Fla., three brothers, Samuel Clements of Jacksonville, Fla., Paul Clements and James Clements, both of Louisville; 14 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 27 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Father J. Patrick Reynolds officiating. Burial was at Mt. Caramel Cemetery. Milner and Orr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 5645 Blandville Rd., Paducah, KY 42001 or Lourdes Hospice, PO Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002.
Doom
Charles J. Doom, 74, of Warren, Mich., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. Doom was a native of Crittenden County. A Korean Conflict Army Veteran, he was owner of Prototype Tooling and Manufacturing, Inc., in Fraser, Mich., for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Doom; his brother, Rayburn Doom; a sister, Mary Guess; and his parents, Francis Marion and Addie Lee Duncan Doom.
He is survived by his wife, Barbra Grimes Doom; two sons, James and his wife Brenda and Michael and his wife Kris; two sisters, Lola Mae Patton and Juanita and her husband J.T. Cobb; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were Monday, Feb. 18 at Bethesda Christian Church, at Sterling Heights, Mich., followed by burial at White Chapel Cemetery.

Clark
Lillie Mae Hunter Clark, 88, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane Lynch of Marion and Reba Nell Kersey of Crayne; a son, Clinton Lowery Hunter of Marion; sisters, Mary L. Fryar of Marion and Corrine Adcock of Fair Oaks, Ind., Willabell Campbell of Edgar Springs, Mo., Carrie G. Taylor of Louisville and Betty L. Lizak of Marion; 17 grandchildren; 42 great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands William E. Hunter and Ollie Clark; and her parents, Dave and Leona May Crouch Kinnis; a son, Joe Hunter; two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were Friday, February 22 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Yates officiating. Burial was at Love Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com.
Campbell
Brein Marlon “Mike” Campbell, 79, of Noble, Ill., formerly of Crittenden County, died at 12:25 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 in an automobile accident.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney, Ill., with Rev. Bill Rennels officiating.
Campbell was born March 25, 1928, in Crittenden County, the son of Ollie Virgil and Odith (Simpkins) Campbell. He married Eleanor Louise McCulland on July 25, 1963. She preceded him in death on Aug. 1, 2004.
He was a truck driver for a catering business.
Campbell is survived by his daughters, Katherine Maddie, of Indiana, Lynn Kuiken and her husband, Edward, of Florida, Tammy Dempsey and her husband, Brian, of Wayne, Ill., and Kelli Cannell and her husband, Randy, of Naperville, Ill.; a sister, Georgia "Tinker" Felts, of Johnson City, Ill.; a brother, Jerry Campbell, of Marion; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one grandchild; one brother; and three sisters. Memorials may be made to Glenwood Church in Noble, Ill.

Browning
Elizabeth E. Browning, 88, of Marion died, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion General Baptist Church, Eastern Star Chapter 135 and White Shrine.
Survivors include one daughter, Gustine Hunt of Marion; a sister, Unice Slaton of Lansing, Mich.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; a niece and one nephew.
Browning was preceded in death by a son, Frankie Browning; her husband, Ragon Browning and a grandson, Dean Browning.
Visitation will from 9 a.m., until the funeral at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. A.C. Hodge officiating. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com
Harrison
Desmond Brown Harrison, 91, of Fredonia died at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2008 at Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa.
Born June 12, 1916 in Marshall County, Harrison was a retired contract supervisor from American Oil Co. He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Ron L. Harrison of Fredonia and Phillip Ray Harrison of Corpus Christie, Tex.; a brother, Avery Harrison Jr. of Farmington, Ky.; a sister, Frances Reed of Sedalia; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Lula Marion Higgins Harrison; and his parents, Avery and Tula McNabb Harrison.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday at Myers Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 29 at the funeral home with Rev. Tim Burdon officiating. Burial will be at Mexico Cemetery.


Ray
Charles Reed Ray, 66, of Fredonia died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
He was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nora Ray of Fredonia; three sons, Charles Gregory Ray of Ft. London, Pa., Randell Eugene Ray of Chambersburg, Pa., and Steven Ray of Benton; a brother, Donald Ray of McConnellsburg, Pa.; a sister, Helen Glunt of Fulton County, Pa.; two granddaugthers; a grandson; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Denise Ray.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com


February 21, 2008 Issue
Howerton
Imogene Howerton, 81, of Marion died at 8:25 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab Center in Marion.
Born June 10, 1926 in Crittenden County, Howerton was a member of the Repton Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Teresa Buchanan and her husband Harold of Fredonia, Gwen Castle of Fredonia, Brenda Imtiaz and her husband Khalid of Marion, Doris Ann Howerton of Owensboro and Seldona Howerton of Marion; two sons, Seldon Howerton Jr.and his wife Tammy of Tolu and William Howerton of Marion; a sister, Velma Richardson of Marion; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Seldon Howerton Sr.; and her parents, Emerson and Myrtle Conger Etheridge.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 17 at Myers Funeral Home with Dr. Jerrell White officiating. Burial was at Repton Cemetery.

McDonald
Frankie N. McDonald, 80, of Princeton, formerly of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Survivors include two sons, Kerry Dickerson of Princeton and Ronnie Watson of Marion; two daughters, Wanda Duvall of Marion and Dale Taylor of Providence; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three husbands, Harold Watson, Thomas Dickerson and Johnson McDonald; her parents, Harley and Irene Gass Kirk; a daughter, Virginia Lee Watson; two sons, Donald and Dion Watson; and a sister.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Winters and Rev. Willie Brown officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Condolences may be left at gilbertfunerals.com.

Harris
Harold “Preacher” Harris, 79, of Lola died at 6:08 a.m., Feb. 13, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
He attended New Union General Baptist Church and worked for the state from 1960 until his retirement on June 30, 1989.
Survivors include his daughter, Vonda Sue and husband Billy Todd of Lola; sons, Harold Gene Harris and wife Jeannie, David Wayne Harris and wife Tina, and Carroll Wayne Harris, all of Lola; three sisters, Ophelia Damron of Salem, Mildred Croft of Lola and Betty Jo Kinnis of Marion; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Harris was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Harris; his parents, Forrest and Augusta Harris and brothers Loyd Harris and Glen Harris.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 16 at New Union General Baptist Church with Bro. David Davis, Bro. Roger Holloman and Bro. Jackie Brantley officiating. Burial was at New Union Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services, 131 Hospital Drive, Salem, KY 42078 or New Union Church Cemetery, 726 New Union Church Rd., Salem, KY 42078.

Doom
Charles J. Doom, 74, of Warren, Mich., died Feb. 14, 2008. Doom was a native of Crittenden County. A Korean Conflict Army Veteran, he was owner of Prototype Tooling and Manufacturing, Inc., in Fraser, Mich., for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Doom; his brother, Rayburn Doom; a sister, Mary Guess; and his parents, Francis Marion and Addie Lee Duncan Doom.
He is survived by his wife, Barbra Grimes Duncan; two sons, James and his wife Brenda and Michael and his wife Kris; two sisters, Lola Mae Patton and Juanita and her husband J.T. Cobb; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were Monday, Feb. 18 at Bethesda Christian Church, at Sterling Heights, Mich., followed by burial at White Chapel Cemetery.
Jones
Thomas W. Jones, 78, of Fredonia, died Feb. 16, 2008 at Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa after a long illness.
He was a member of the Fredonia First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Fredonia High School and attended Murray State University and the University of Kentucky. He was a retired farmer and businessman. He owned and operated several dairies in the county as well as Jones Farm Supply and the Border Milk Plant in Fredonia. Jones was a former member and past president of Dairyman Inc. He also exported livestock to Venezuela and several other South American countries. Mr. Jones was a former board member of Bright Life Farm and instrumental in developing the farm operations. He was an avid walking horse admirer and a championship owner. Jones was an enthusiastic life time member of the Coon Dog Inn.
He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd E. and Thelma Spillman Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Joycelyn Green Jones; one son, Todd Jones of Fredonia; three daughters, Trudy and husband Stan Bramlett of Princeton, Dena and husband Paul Duncan of Reidland, and Megan and husband Jay McCoy of Wilmington, Del.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bert Jones of Princeton, and James E. Jones of Fredonia; two sisters, Margaret Caudill of Franklin, and Ruth Ann Rushing of Fredonia; also several nieces and nephews.
Services were Feb. 19 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Curtis Franklin, assisted by Rev. Dean Ray officiating. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Bright Life Farm c/o Roberta Robertson, 6773 US 62 W., Kuttawa, KY 42055. Online condolences may be sent to .

Wathen
Will Tom Wathen, 87, of Morganfield died Feb. 18, 2008 at Tanbark Health Care Center in Lexington.
Wathen was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Alma N. Wathen.
He is survived by three sons, Dan and wife Sharon Wathen of Youngstown, Ohio, Steve Wathen of Nashville, and Tom Wathen of Lexington; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Wathen was born Feb. 22, 1920 to Leo and Carrie Wathen in Morganfield, where he lived most of his life. He was Morganfield city attorney for 22 years; represented Union County in the Kentucky State Legislature for 10 years; and was Circuit Judge for Union, Crittenden and Webster counties from 1975 to 1992.
He served in the Kentucky Legislature from 1950 to 1960 along with the judicial and executive branches of local government where he was instrumental in bringing the Earl C. Clements Job Corps, Breckinridge Golf Course, Morganfield Industrial Park, gas and other utilities to Union County.
Funeral services will be Feb. 21 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until funeral time on Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann School Building Fund.
Clark
Lillie Mae Hunter Clark, 88, of Marion died Feb. 19, 2008 at Crittenden County Health and Rehab. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane Lynch of Marion and Reba Nell Kersey of Crayne; a son, Clinton Lowery Hunter of Marion; sisters, Mary L. Fryar of Marion and Corrine Adcock of Fair Oaks, Ind., Willabell Campbell of Edgar Springs, Mo., Carrie G. Taylor of Louisville and Betty L. Lizak of Marion; 17 grandchildren; 42 great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands William E. Hunter and Ollie Clark; and her parents, Dave and Leona May Crouch Kinnis; two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m., Friday, February 22 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Yates officiating Burial will be at Love Cemetery.
Visitation is 11 a.m., until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com.

Fox
Troy Douglas Fox, 42, of Marion died Feb. 17, 2008.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his parents, Doug and Donna Fox of Marion; two sons, Dustin Fox of Marion and Kollin Fox of Benton; a daughter, Kenyan Fox of Benton; a granddaughter, Tori Conger of Eddyville; and a sister, Kanley Hadfield of Marion.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Murray officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered online at www.gilbertfunerals.com.
February 14, 2008 Issue
Perryman
Harold Glen Perryman, 77, of Marion died at 10:20 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
Born March 8, 1930 in Marion, Perryman was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was retired from U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Cash Perryman; a son, William Ray Perryman of Marion; two daughters, Constance F. Iwan of Portage, Ind., and Brenda J. Christensen of Chesterton, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
His parents were Bunk and Jessie Maynard Perryman.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 9 at Myers Funeral with Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

McCormick
Sharon Y. May McCormick, 54, of West Paducah died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2008 at her residence.
McCormick was a native of Marion and she was a member of the Gospel Mission Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Jona Sue McCormick of West Paducah; her son, Michael Anthony McCormick of Graves County; her mother, Ruth Rushing May of Paducah; three brothers, Mark S. May and Gaylon M. May, both of Ledbetter and William L. May of Paducah; three sisters, Linda R. Davis of New Jersey, Sandi G. May of Ledbetter, and Ramona F. Hope of Paducah; three grandchildren, Ry’Ann Nichole McCormick of Nashville and KaliDawn McCormick and Xazavier Ryan McCormick, both of Graves County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. McCormick, her father, Isaac “Ike” Lewis May; and a brother, Charles “Chuck” May. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 11 at the Keeling Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Mitcheson officiating. Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery in Livingston County.

Harris
William Harold “Preacher” Harris, 79, of Lola died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at Livingston Hospital in Salem. Arrangements at Boyd Funeral Home are incomplete.
McDonald
Frankie McDonald, 80, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Arrangements at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion are incomplete. For more information you can call the funeral home at 965-3171 or 965-3588.
February 7, 2008 Issue
Bennett
Howard "Chick" Bennett, 90, of Dycusburg, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at his residence.
Bennett was a self-employed farmer, a member of Dycusburg Masonic Lodge No. 232 and a member of Dycusburg United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Bennett and A.M. “Dink” Bennett; and by his parents, Harry and Sudie Melvin Fox Bennett.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Edmonson Bennett; one daughter, Sheila Endsley of Eddyville; one grandson, Brian Endsley and his wife Abra of Richmond; one great-grandchild, Mia Katelyn Endsley of Richmond; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 2 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Jim Keegan and Rev. James Oates officiating. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery. Masonic services were conducted Friday.


Brantley
J.R. “Doc” Brantley, 84, of Owensboro died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at the Owensboro Medical Health System.
He was born Feb. 19, 1923 to the late J.R. and Birtie Lee Land Brantley in Repton.
He was a heavy equipment operator and owner of J.R. Brantley Contracting Inc. Brantley was a 57 year member of the IUOE Local 181, an honorary member of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association and had been in the Hancock Masonic Lodge No. 115 for more than 53 years. He was also a member of the Lions Club, a Kentucky Colonel and a part-time farmer. He was an active member of the Lewisport Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, was a past chairman of the deacons and a Sunday school teacher. He was very active in Hancock County, generous with his time and heavy equipment. Brantely helped clear Hancock County roads on occasion when it snowed.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth U. Brantley; a son, Noel Brantley and his wife Brenda; a daughter, Jamie Ruth Brantley, all of Owensboro; a brother, Claude Brantley of Earlington; three grandchildren, Tyler Brantley of Lexington, and Chad Brantley and Britt Brantley, both of Owensboro; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law: Gerald R. Buschkoetter, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were at noon Monday, Feb. 4 at his church with Bro. Wendall Romans and Bro. Bob White officiating. Burial was at Lewisport Cemetery. Military honors were observed at the graveside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Woodall
Bernice Isabelle Woodall, 82, of Evansville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at VNA Hospice Center in Evansville.
Woodall was a graduate of Crittenden County High School and a charter member of Fairlawn United Methodist Church. Her faith was an integral part of her life and she loved listening to gospel music.
She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, the Eastern Star, the White Shrine and was a Republican precinct committee woman. Her passion was her family and her friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Throughout her lifetime, Woodall was known for her culinary skills.
Consistently sending birthday and anniversary cards, she was thoughtful and remembered the days that were important to others. With her husband, Wilbur, they visited friends bringing her delicious cakes or pies to brighten their days. She possessed a quick-wit and a spunky personality. Bernice enjoyed traveling and especially loved going to the Smoky Mountains.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Wilbur Woodall of Evansville; two sons, Ron Woodall and his wife Debbie of Downers Grove, Ill., and Stephen G. Woodall and wife Darla of Evansville; daughter-in-law, Rosalie Woodall of Evansville; grandchildren, Julie Underwood and her husband Carl, Sarah Woodall, Andy Woodall and his wife Ashley, and Jessica Woodall; brother, Ed Belt of Marion; three sisters-in-law, Hilda Alexander and her husband Charles of Crayne, Lois Miller of Henderson, and Louise Ball of Evansville; one great granddaughter, Camryn Woodall; and numerous nieces and nephews who lovingly called her "Aunt Bunch."
She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Woodall, in October 2007; her parents, Miley Kirk and Roy Belt; 10 brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 2 at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville. Burial was at Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.
Memorial contributions can be made to VNA Charlier Hospice Center, P.O. Box 3487, Evansville, IN 47734-9983.

Brown
Mary J. Brown, 83, of Marion died at 9:05 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
Born Aug. 16, 1924, she was a member of Enon General Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Ralph L. Brown of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Brown; and her parents, Ulysses Grant and Odea Mae Tutt Pruitt.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. David Davis officiating. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Yates
LaDonna Yates, 51, of Fredonia, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., at Princeton Health and Rehab Center.
A member of First Baptist Church of Fredonia, who was a student at Hilltop Center and a long time employee at Pennyroyal Industries, she was born Aug. 24, 1956 in Lyon County. She was the daughter of Russell Yates of Gilbertsville and Margaret Zurmuehlen Yates of Fredonia.
Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Faye Yates of Marion, Jerry and Ann Yates of Caldwell County, and Joe and Kelly Yates of St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 4 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Jerrell White and Rev. Kyle Noffsinger officiating. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to .
January 31, 2008 Issue

Campbell

Carlos Ray Campbell of Marion died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Lois Campbell; a daughter, Gail Roberts of Marion; a son, Bobby Campbell of Marion; two sisters, Pauline Herrin and Eva Mae Vick, both of Marion; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Rosie Wade Campbell; and a brother, Archie Campbell.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Burdon officiating. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mexico Baptist Church Building Fund, Mexico Baptist Church Rd., Marion, KY 42064.

Bradley
Evelyn A. Bradley, 86, died Jan. 26, 2008 at the Altenheim retirement home in Louisville.
Bradley, formerly of Paducah, had lived in Louisville the past 11 years. She was a captain in the Women's Army Corps and a veteran of the Korean War. After the war, she joined the American Red Cross and served as a Red Cross worker in Guam.
Upon return to civilian life, Bradley became Dean of Women at Eastern State University in Richmond, Ky. Eventually, she joined the faculty at Murray State University where she was a professor of psychology. Upon retirement, she moved to Paducah to be closer to friends and family.
Bradley was a member of Temple Israel in Paducah and had been active in the Temple Israel Sisterhood.
She established scholarships in remembrance of her mother and father at Murray State University.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ada Ryan Bradley, and her father, Clifton J. Bradley.
Survivors include cousins, Louise Thompson of Paducah, Barry Thompson of Nashville, Suzanne Weaver and husband John of Salem; and her longtime friends and caregivers Dr. Laurie Ballew, Joyce Sims, and Elsie Ballew, all of Louisville.
Graveside services were Jan. 28 at Salem Cemetery. Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kentucky Humane Society, the Kentucky Alzheimers Association, the Ada Ryan Scholarship Fund, or the Clifton J. Bradley Scholarship Fund at Murray State University.
Condolences may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com.


Guess
Elbert Linford Guess, 74, of Salem died at 10 a.m., Jan. 25, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Guess was a member of Loveless Chapel Pentecostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, who died in 1994.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky and Lynn Guess, both of Salem; three sisters, Thelma Kirk and Audrey Crawford, both of Salem, and Nelda Sisco of Paducah; four brothers, Darrel Guess of Hobart, Ind., Dale Guess of Salem, Danny Guess of Sturgis, and Glenn Guess of Tennessee; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Jan. 28 at Boyd Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Fouts officiating. Burial was at Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loveless Chapel Cemetery Fund, 833 Pinckneyville Rd., Salem, KY 42078.

Brannam
Robert C. Brannam, MSgt. U.S.A.F., (retired), died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Wash.
He was born July 15, 1937 at Fords Ferry in Crittenden County to James Ernest and Mary Etta (Murry) Brannam.
Brannam served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years. Retiring in 1971, he then went to work at Kaiser Trentwood, retiring from there in 1994. At that time, he and his wife Donna moved to Wilson Creek, Wash., which was closer to their favorite fishing spot, Banks Lake.
Brannam circle of family extended from Washington to California to Kentucky. Brannam was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Ephrata Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Donna Brannam of Wilson Creek; a stepdaughter Charemon J. Guthrie “Charlie” and grandson Joseph Robert Heggemeire, both of Spokane, Wash.; a brother James and wife Jean Brannam of Hemet, Calif.; a sister Dorthy Binkley of Marion; a nephew Glenn and wife Jane Binkley of Sullivan; friends John and Joyce Streiffert of Spokane, Wash.; and a cousin, Vestel and wife Marge Murry of Marion.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Grace Baptist Church in Wilson Creek. Full military honors were provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor and Color Guard.
Affordable Funeral Options of Moses Lake, Wash., was in charge of arrangements.
Maxfield
Thomas Vance Maxfield, 57, of Troy, Texas died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.
He was born Jan. 25, 1951 to Vernon and Emma Brashier Maxfield in Crittenden County. He married Mary Salazar on Nov. 5, 1977. He was of the Baptist faith. Maxfield enjoyed fishing, raising goats, the outdoors and being with his family.
Maxfield served in the U.S. Army more than 20 years. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal (5th award), Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon Numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon Numeral 4, Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Badge Pistol, Sharpshooter Badge Rifle, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm and National Defense Service Medal with Service Star. He had most recently been working as a maintenance supervisor with the Temple, Texas, 4C.
Maxfield was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Louis Maxfield; and a sister, Pamela Kay Maxfield.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Salazar; sons, Bradley Driver of Marion, and Vance Thomas Maxfield and wife Michelle of Troy, Texas; sisters, Joyce Troutvetter of Evansville, Myra Louise Watson of Marion and Doris Rushing of Fredonia; brothers Joe Maxfield of Pleasanton, Kan., Jim Maxfield of Marion and Dennis Maxfield of Nashville; and five grandchildren, Morgan Driver, Preston Driver, Andrew Vance Maxfield, Aden Tyler Maxfield and Makenzia Leigh Maxfield.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Lonnie Knight officiating. Burial will be at Owens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Black
Helen Gene Black, 74, of Carrsville, died Jan. 28, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Livingston Hospital.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jimmy Black of Carrsville; a son, Charles "Chuck" and wife Susan Black of Carrsville; a sister, Paulette "Paula" Hurst of Marion; two granddaughters, Jessie Black of Calvert City and Amanda Kittel of Carrsville; one grandson, Justin Kittel of Carrsville; an aunt and uncle, Bill and Margaret Suits of Lola; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Allen Meinshine officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery. Visitation was 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carrsville Community Center, 2004 Main St., Carrsville, KY 42081 or Helping Hands, P.O. Box 296, Smithland, KY 42081.


Kirk
Mary Fern Kirk, 78, of Paducah, died at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 at her residence.
She was a city clerk for Salem and a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Paducah. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble.
Survivors include her sisters, Leoda James of Leigh High Acres, Fla., Pauline O'Neal of Dixon, Ill., and Juanita Hansen of Salem; and one brother, J.O. Kirk of Byron, Ill.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Cavitt Kirk, Howard Kirk, Ersie Kirk and John Kirk. Her parents were Bice and Odie Jane Belt Kirk.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 2855 Jackson St., Paducah, KY 42001.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Encil Edmonds and Bro. Mike Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Loveless Chapel Cemetery.


January 24, 2008 Issue

White

Niece Averda White, 103, of Indianapolis, formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Indianapolis.
She was a member of Thomas Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren, two great-great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Zenobia Shelby.
Graveside services will be at noon Saturday at Lewis Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be held at Gilbert Funeral Home starting at 11 a.m., Saturday.
Kroll
Ileene Tharp Kroll, 75, of Salem died at 8:40 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at Livingston Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Debra J. Dickinson of Troy, Mo.; sons, Eddie D. Stallions and Jerry L. Stallions of Cedar Grove, and Gregory D. Stallions of Marion; sisters, Cleo Schnake of Eldorado, Ill., Dottie Taber of Vienna, Ill., and Lucille King of Washington, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Harold Rittenberry officiating. Burial will be at Lola Cemetery. Visitation begins at 11 a.m., Friday.

Birch
Louise Birch, 80, of Temple Terrace, Fla., died Jan. 14, 2008 at University Community Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
Birch was born in Crittenden County, and retired from Maas Bros., in Tampa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Birch.
Survivors include two sons, Rodney and Mark Birch of Evansville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille Asbridge of Winder Ga., Earlean Watson of Newburgh, Ind., Elouise Howard of Burna; two brothers, Harrell and Willard Curnel, both of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at her church, Belmont Baptist Church, 7830 N. 56th St., Tampa, FL 33617.

Jones
James T. Jones, 84, of Kuttawa, formerly of Crittenden County, died at 5:45 a.m., Jan. 16, 2008 in Caldwell County Hospital in Princeton.
Jones was a retired coal miner for Pyro Mines in Sturgis and was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses Church in Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esta Summers; one sister, Mary Jane Harper; two brothers, Leland Jones and Glenwood Jones; and by his parents, Percy and Mayme Turley Jones.
Survivors include a son, Jim Jones and wife Patrice of Newburgh Ind.; three daughters, Sandra Joiner of Princeton, Barbara and husband Travis Meredith of Eddyville; and Mary Jones of Marion; a step-son, John Pollock of Monroe, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a friend, Mary Jane Rowe of Salem.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Dean Sharp officiating. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery.

Papineau
Norma Jean Papineau, 75, of Evansville, formerly of Marion, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.
She was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Marion, St. William Ladies Guild and Morning Glories Homemakers. Papineau worked for many years at the Pantry in Marion and she was the former owner of Granny’s Kitchen Pizza in Marion.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie and her husband Tommie Puckett, and Jill Papineau, both of Grandview, Ind.; four sons, Bert Papineau Jr. of Evansville, Craig Papineau and his wife Clara of Providence, Jack Papineau and his wife Holly of Marion and Frank Papineau and his wife Damita of Marion; a sister, Karen Rogers of Chebance, Ill.; two brothers, Larry Nottke of Bonfield, Ill., and Wayne Nottke of Little Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Amy Taylor, Jeremy Puckett, Allen Papineau, Katie Papineau, Tyler Papineau, Matt Papineau and Jacob Papineau; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Florence Nottke; a daughter, Nora Papineau; and a brother, Leonard Nottke.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 21 at St. William Catholic Church with Father Larry McBride officiating. Burial was at St. William Catholic Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. William Catholic Church, 860 S. Main St., Marion, KY 42064.

Stone
Mary Gladis Stone, 76, of Henderson died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
She attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Tildon, Ky.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Stone and James Stone, both of Henderson; two daughters, Brenda Mayhugh of Henderson and Charlotte Ray of Rising Sun, Ind.; two brothers, Bill Glore of Sebree and Harold Glore of Dixon; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Stone was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Duke and Eula Bell Kirkwood Glore; two sisters and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Tosh
James Glenn Tosh, 92, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 19 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a retired farmer and auctioneer of 40 years, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, served as a Crittenden County magistrate for 12 years, served on the Crittenden County Hospital Board, Crittenden County School Board, Crittenden County Library Board and Crittenden County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
Tosh was a Kentucky Colonel and a charter member of the Alpha and Omega Sunday School Class at Sullivan Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Angela Morgan Tosh of Marion; two daughters, Cathy Tosh Campbell of Marion and Janie Butler and her husband Leon of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren, Jeff and Todd Campbell of Marion and Wendy Campbell Bigham and her husband Kevin of Marion; and great-grandchildren, Chase and Logan Tosh Bigham of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Flora Canada Tosh.
Funeral services were at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Noble Cobb and Rev. Charles Brantley officiating.
Entombment will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24 at Rosebud Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 333 Guthrie St., Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202 or your favorite charity.


Travis
Billie Lois Harris Travis, 69, of Providence died at 6:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 23, 1938 in Salem. Travis was member of Maranatha Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, William “Sonny” Travis of Providence; two daughters, Sue Clevenger and Donna Hanor, both of Providence; two sons, Ray Derrington of Sturgis and Jeff Travis of Camp Verde, Ariz.; a sister, Margaret Smith of Clay; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Travis was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer “Jack” and Hattie Beatrice Glore Harris; and five brothers, Thomas Harris, Elmer “Toby” Harris, Milburn “Bug” Harris, Jack “June Bug” Harris and Carrol “Chubby” Harris.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Jimmy Keeling officiating. Burial will be at Green Grove Cemetery in Providence. Visitation was after 6 p.m., Wednesday.
January 17, 2008 Issue

Goodloe

Darla Marie Witherspoon Goodloe, 35, of Madisonville died at 3 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 21, 1972 in Union County, attended Crittenden County schools and graduated from Madisonville Community College in 2005.
Goodloe was preceded in death by her grandfathers, James Witherspoon in 1983 and George Collins Sr. in 1985.
She had been a substitute teacher for the Hopkins County School System.
Survivors include her parents, Brenton H. Witherspoon of Marion and Darline Collins of Dixon; her husband, Kenneth Goodloe of Madisonville; a daughter, Destiny Goodloe of Madisonville; a son, Kenneth Goodloe II of Madisonville; grandmothers, Doraine P. Collins of Dixon and Bobbie Witherspoon of Blackford; a brother, James E. Witherspoon of Henderson, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 7 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Anderson and Rev. Hank Ricketson officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Earlington.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barnettstrother.com.

Barnes
Jay Barnes, 78, of Marion died Jan. 12, 2008 at his home.
He was a member of the VFW and Fraternal Order of Eagles in Marion.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Barnes of Marion; a daughter, Amy Cardwell of Marion; a brother, Kenneth Barnes of Detroit; two sisters, Irene Shuecraft of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Patsy Wilson of Bowling Green; several nieces and nephews; and five other children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Laura Meredith Barnes.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery with military rites performed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crittenden County Rescue Squad, 214 S. Weldon St., Marion, KY 42064.
Little
Richard Little, 87, of Marion, died at 3:52 p.m., Jan. 13, 2008 at the Methodist Hospital in Union County.
Little was a member of Blackford Baptist Church and a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Little of Marion; one daughter, Faye and husband Nicky Holeman of Sturgis; two sons, Dickie Little of Marion, and Mark Little of Huntsville Ala.; one brother, Aaron Little of Evansville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Burial was at Crowell Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Perrin
Bradley Michael Perrin, 20, of Lola died Jan. 7, 2008 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Gina Perrin of Lola; a daughter, Haylee Oliver; a sister, Brittany Perrin of Louisville; and his maternal grandparents, Bob and Jacquie Williams of Lola.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Randall and Christine Perrin of Lola.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 12 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Chuck Ladd officiating. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.
Williams
Harley Franklin Williams, 89, of Salem died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at the home of his son.
Williams was born March 3, 1918, the son of Joseph Pressley “Press” Williams and Maude Williams. He was a retired farmer and lived his entire life in the Lola community. He was a member and elder at Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Lola for over 50 years.
Williams was one of five children, three of whom died in childhood. Charlie, 1, Lima, 1, Carman, 15, each died as children. His sister, Alda Williams Monroe, died in 1977. He was preceded in death by Juanita Mae Armstrong, his wife of 57 years, who was born June 22, 1911 and died Feb. 6, 1996. They were married Nov. 19, 1938.
Williams is survived by his second wife of 10 years, Marjorie Hosick; sons, Harley Deonn and his wife Donna of Lola, Bobby Norris and his wife Margaret of Lola, and Stephen Alan and his wife Kathy of Louisville and Lola; stepdaughter, Sharon Hosick Thompson of Salem; seven grandchildren, Becky Heneisen of Lola, Darrin Williams of Smithland, Bobby Glenn Williams of Lola, DeAnna McDonald of Carrsville, Debbie Collins of Kevil, David Williams of Louisville and Matt Williams of New York City; step-grandson, Brad Huffine of Salem; 12 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson; and one nephew, J.C. Monroe of Burna.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 11 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Chester Cannon and Rev. Dean Atchison officiating. Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery, in the Williams family plot, near his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Fund, c/o Jackie Myrick, 1145 Lola Rd., Salem, KY 42078.
Croft
Kevin Croft, 36, of Smithland died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. 60 in Livingston County.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda Croft of Smithland; parents Teresa Croft of Smithland and Dimitri Croft of Salem; children, Conner Croft and Caitlan Croft, both of Smithland; sister Megan Croft of Paducah; brother Craig Croft of Salem; and grandmothers, Faye Croft of Salem and Juanetta Martin of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Norris Martin and Willard Croft.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. James Driver officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Mitchell
Dorothy Marie Mitchell, 84, of Smithland died at 5:25 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a member of Mint Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Jenette Faye Maxfield and Kim Mitchell, both of Smithland; two sons, Danny Mitchell and Steve Allen Mitchell, also both of Smithland.
Mitchell was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin L. Mitchell; a daughter, Martha Ann Mitchell; three sisters and six brothers. Her parents were John Lewis and Martha Olive Ringstaff Mayhugh.
Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 13 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Rev. Russell Joiner officiating. Burial was at Ferguson Cemetery.
Watson
Mike Watson, 64, of Marion died at 12:32 p.m., Jan. 11, 2008 at Medical Center in Bowling Green.
He was born April 16, 1943 in Chicago. He was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church, a retired teacher and bus driver from Crittenden County School System and was voted Teacher of the Year numerous times at Crittenden County High School. He was also a farmer, former owner of Watson Livestock Trucking and a charter member of the Tuesday Night Crew.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Watson of Marion; three sons, Michael “M.J.” Watson, Tyler Watson and Adam Watson, all of Marion; a daughter, Lisa Jepsen of Henderson; his mother, Mildred Watson Border of Marion; a sister, Dianne Watson Helms of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and two granddaughters, Shelbye and Taylor Jepsen of Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fort Wayne Watson.
Services were Jan. 14 at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crittenden County Murray State University Alumni Scholarship Fund c/o MSU Foundation, 106 Developmental Drive, Murray, KY 42071.

Ramage
Don L. Ramage, 80, of Hampton, died at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at his home.
He was a member and deacon of Old Salem Baptist Church and a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Jean Ramage; three children, Winnie Walker of Calvert City, Mike Ramage and his wife Debbie of Smithland and Gina Tabor and her husband Paul of Burna; five grandchildren, Garrick Ramage and Lauren Ramage of Smithland, Brandon Walker of Calvert City, Megan Walker of Nashville and Samantha Tabor of Burna; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan and Emersyn Ramage and Brady Walker.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bobby Nell Massey; a brother, Elvie Ramage; and his parents, Norbin E. and Doris Boyd Ramage.
Services were Jan. 14 with Rev. Jerry Thurman and Rev. Dennis Wynn officiating. Burial was at Old Salem Cemetery.


Belt
Naomi Rhea Belt, 79, of Tolu died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Hurricane Church.
Survivors include, two sons, Roy Belt and Jerry Ray Belt, both of Tolu; four grandchildren, Brian Belt of Paducah, Brent Belt of Tolu, Leslie Belt of Lexington and Staci Belt of Tolu; and one great-grandchild, Karley O’Donley of Paducah.
Belt was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Arflack and Rosa Mae Graves; a sister, Rachel Alexander; and her husband, Jerry Belt.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 at Hurricane Church in Tolu with Rev. Herbert Alexander, Rev. Wayne Winters and Rev. Jimmy Porter officiating. Burial will be at Hurricane Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5-9 p.m., Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home and starting a 9 a.m., Thursday at Hurricane Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hurricane Cemetery Fund, c/o The Peoples Bank, 116 South Main Street, Marion, KY 42064.

Patton
Dorothy “Granny Pat” Patton, 80, of Eddyville died at 10:25 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Fellowship Assembly Church in Lyon County.
Patton was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Austin Patton; three sisers, Clara Fulks, Edna Calvert and Joyce Williamson; and by her parents, Ross Brown and Naomi Cox Brown.
Survivors include one son, Bobby N. Patton of Lyon County; three daughters, Brenda Duncan of Lyon County, Sandy Green and her husband Kerry of Marion, and Bonnie Fralick and husband Bob of Lyon County; two brothers, Johnny Brown and his wife Thelma of the Mexico community in Crittenden County, and Chester Brown of Marion; four sisters, Betty Fitzgerald of Eddyville, Bobbie Brasher and her husband J.E. of Marion, Kathy Nelson and her husband Jim of Mishawaka, Ind., and Ada Peek and husband David of Mishawaka; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Jan. 15 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with Rev. Harold Hatfield and Rev. Kenneth Morrow officiating. Burial was at Asbridge Cemetery in Crittenden County.
January 10, 2008 Issue

Oates

Neta N. Oates, 74, of Marion died at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.
She was born April 18, 1933, in Crittenden County. She is survived by one daughter, Marvilyn Alvis of Marion; one son, Stephen Oates of Princeton; three granddaughters, Amanda Alvis of Marion, and Rebecca Oates and Lauren Oates, both of Salem, Ind.; three grandsons, Bryan Cherry of Bowling Green, Joseph Knall of Salem, Ind., and John Alvis II of Marion; and one brother, Donald Ryan of Portage, Ind.
Oates was predeceased by her husband, Horace W. Oates; one daughter, Cheryl Ann Cherry; and two brothers, Jerry Ryan and Danny Ryan. Her parents were Richard and Ruth Moore Ryan.
Funeral services were Sunday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. A.C. Hodge officiating. Burial was at Love Cemetery.
Gower
Larry Ross Gower, 67, of Henderson died at 6:48 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 2, 2008 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville.
He was born in Webster County on Nov. 7, 1940 to the late Gonza Gower and Mary Helen Winstead Gower.
He was a member of the Iron Workers Local 103 in Evansville and was a member of the Sebree American Legion Austin Collins Post 132.
In addition to his father, Gower was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Cummings Gower; and two brothers, Dennis Gower and Galen Gower.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Helen Gower of Sebree; two daughters, Peggy Dickerson of Onton and Lisa Baker-Bishop of Marion; two brothers, Jerry Gower of Madisonville and Ronald Gower of Louisville; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Tomblinson Funeral Home Sebree Chapel. Bro. Mark Compton and Bro. Donnie King officiated. Burial will be at a later date.


Gaston
Gertie Ella Gaston, 92, of Beechmont, Ky., died at 4 a.m., Jan. 6, 2008 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Gaston was born Jan. 25, 1915 in Hopkins County. She was a homemaker and member of the Mud River Union General Baptist Church in Belton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Veachel B. Gaston; parents, Rev. B.A. and Florence Smith Carroll; brothers, Dan Carroll and Ernest Carroll; and a sister, Rushie Carroll.
She is survived by a son, L.B. (Merril) Gaston of Marion; a daughter, Carol Jones of Greenville; grandchildren, Tommy (Michelle) Gaston, Rita Carter, Steven (Winnie) Jones, Grant Jones, Teresa Jones; great grandchildren, Tommy Jr., Jacob and Nicole Gaston, Ryan, Lance and Lauren Carter, Brandy Vincent, Mandy (Mark) Robinson, Courtney and Austin Jones, Barrett, Spence and Bronson Jones; and a sister-in-law, Mary Katherine Gaston.
Funeral services were Jan. 8, 2008 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home in Central City. Burial was at Mud River Union Church Cemetery in Belton with Bro. Roy Day officiating and assisted by Bro. Brian Haire and Bro. Shane Garrett.

Williams
Harley Franklin Williams, 88, of Salem died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at the home of his son. At press time, arrangements were incomplete at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem.

Perrin
Bradley Perrin, 20, of Salem died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. At press time, arrangements were incomplete at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem.

Peek
Graveside services for Hunter Stephen Peek, stillborn son of Todd and Ginny Beth Ward Peek of Dycusburg, were Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Dycusburg Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Conger officiating.
Peek died at 4:07 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital.
Survivors include maternal grandparents, Roger and Sharon Ward of Fredonia; maternal great-grandmother, Mary E. Ward of Princeton; paternal grandmother, Shirlene Dunning of Eddyville; and paternal great-grandparents Steve and Eunice Peek of Mattoon.
Morgan’s Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements.
January 3, 2008 Issue
Flanery, 102
Mae Flanery, 102, died Dec. 25, 2007 at Crittenden Hospital.
Flanery was the oldest member of Marion United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 25 years. Flanery and her husband were the former owners and bookkeepers of the Standard Oil Company in Marion. She was a member of the Marion Woman’s Club, member of the Crittenden Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and was one of the last remaining widows of a World War I veteran left in Crittenden County. She was also the bookkeeper at Johnson’s Furniture for 25 years.
Survivors include her nephew, John Oxford of Victoria, Canada and several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Flanery, who died May 8, 1972; her parents, John R. and Bell Beard Oxford; and four brothers, Russell, Paris, Ray and Escholl Oxford.
Funeral services were Friday December 28, 2007 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating. Burial was at Cave Hill Cemetery in Cave In Rock, Ill.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marion United Methodist Church Capital Fund, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY 42064.

DeBoe
Funeral services for Calvin DeBoe, Jr. 74, of Salem, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Leslie Joyce officiating. Burial will be in Pinkneyville Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday.
DeBoe died at his home Jan. 1, 2008. He was born on Claude Kitchen's farm at Pinkneyville to Joseph Calvin Sr. and Elva Mae Fryar DeBoe. He was a retired coal miner and farmer. He was a charter member of Salem Methodist Church and a member of Pinkneyville Baptist Church, UMWA and the American Legion Post 217.
DeBoe served during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy, spending three birthdays at sea near the Korean shoreline. His ship was shelled twice in one week. He also served in the Kentucky National Guard for 12 years.
Survivors include his wife, Terry Lee Tilton DeBoe; his mother-in-law, Etta May Tilton; his children, Connie Yvonne (Joe) Riley of Eddyville, Donna Mae Kuester of Evansville, Ind., William Calvin (Tiffany) DeBoe of Marion and Charles David (Ann) DeBoe of Marion; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; foster sister, Geneva (Eugene) Threlkeld of Carrsville; foster brothers, Charles (Margaret) Fryar of Princeton and Billy Fryar of Eddyville; half-sisters, Sue (Abe) Jones of Antlers, Okla., Shirley (Cecil) Spangler of Christopher, Ill. and Linda (Walter) DeVilley of Fenton, Mo.; half-brother, J.E. (Bobbie) Brasher of Marion; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
DeBoe was preceded in death by one infant son; an infant granddaughter; his mother, Elva Mae Fryar; his father, Joseph Calvin DeBoe Sr.; foster parents, Omer and Ovelia Fryar; father-in-law, Dwight W. Tilton; and step-mother, Virginia DeBoe.


Dove
Sandra Dove, 53, of Paducah died at 3:24 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
She was an employee of Western Baptist Hospital and attended Four Rivers Church.
Survivors include her husband, Wesley Dove; a daughter Angie (Nathan) Curnel of Marion; two sons, Michael Dove and Brice (Stacey) Doe, all of Ledbetter; a brother, Terry Lemon; and three grandchildren, Ashton Dove, Devin Dove and Riley Curnel.
Her parents were Marion Luther Lemon and Nellie Powell Lemon.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 28 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah with Dr. Brad Henson officiating. Burial was at Clark's River Cemetery in Paducah.

Adams
Danny Eugene Adams, 47, of Marion died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 at his home.
An active hunter and fisherman, he was owner and operator of Adams Logging and was active in the Girl Scouts for six years.
Survivors include his former wife, Marketta Adams; parents Charles and Edna Adams; daughters Pamela Sue Adams Kirk and Rebecca Danielle Nicole Adams, all of Marion; and two brothers, Jeremy Colby of Clarksville, Tenn., and Jason Colby of Bethamy, Okla.
Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 27 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Phillip Dunning officiating. Burial was at White’s Chapel Cemetery.

Hagstrom
Hazel LaVerne Hagstrom, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 in Katy, Texas where she and her husband had recently moved.
Hagstrom was born on Sept. 9, 1923 in Marion to Perce Ray Taylor and Gladys Enoch Taylor.
Survivors include her husband of 61 loving years, Walter Gus Hagstrom; sons, Garry (Teresa) Lee of Houston, Texas, and Steven (Stephanie) Erik of Woodinville, Wash.; grandchildren, William, Sarah, Eric, Brad, Lindsay and Brian.
Hagstrom retired in 1983 from Arkla, Inc. in Evansville. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Evansville, president of her Sunday school class and an active volunteer in the church library. She was a great seamstress and enjoyed knitting, needlework and reading. She loved music and was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts. She will be remembered for her special fondness of butterflies, her family said.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 29 in Katy, Texas with Rev. Jerry Thomas officiating. Entombment was at Memorial Oaks Cemetery Mausoleum in Houston.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 808 S.E. Third Street, Evansville, IN 47713.
Schmidt Funeral Home in Katy, Texas was in charge of arrangements.

Chittenden
Funeral services for James Carter Chittenden, 80, of Smithland were at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. Gary Murray officiating. Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery.
Chittenden died at 4:25 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Chittenden of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one sister, Katie Chandler of Salem; a brother, George Chittenden of Smithland; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Chittenden was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Newton and Linnie Ada Mitchell Chittenden; three sisters; and two brothers.

Asbridge
John W. Asbridge, 89, of Marion died at 1:53 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was born March 31, 1918 in Tiline. Asbridge was a retired coal miner and attended Frances Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a son, John “Sonny” Asbridge of Marion; a daughter, Mary Ann Johnson of Hillsdale, Ill., a special friend, Elsie Stone of Crayne; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ida Belle Ward Asbridge; a brother, Don Earl Asbridge; and a grandson, Jeffery Koon.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 28 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Bro. Darrell “Butch” Gray officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

Fox
Roy Jasper Fox, 70, of Owensboro died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2007 at Owensboro Medical Health System.
Fox was born in Crittenden County Aug. 25, 1937 to the late Jasper and Edna Fox. He retired from Alcan Aluminum in 1995 after 22 years as a supervisor. He was a big UK basketball fan and enjoyed NASCAR and western movies. He loved gardening, and was a fan and supporter of Kentucky Wesleyan for more than 15 years, and an All American Club member. He was co-owner, along with his wife, of Fox Creations Inc., for 13 years.
He was preceded in death by a son, Hollis Gene Fox; and a sister, Jean Tabor.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Mona Fox; a son, Jeff (Geri) Fox of Owensboro; a daughter, Tina (Russell) Brewer of Madisonville; and daughter, Theresa Meadors of Marion; a step-son, Tommy (Tammy) Basham of Owensboro; a step-daughter, Tammy Brown of Owensboro; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Tommy (Barb) Fox of St. Louis.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 28 at Glenn Funeral Home which included Masonic rites. Entombment was at Owensboro Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Martin
Janie Martin, 65, of Princeton, died at 6:25 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at Caldwell County Hospital after a short illness. Martin was born Sept. 20, 1942 in Beckley, West Virginia.
Martin was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents Silas Pyatt and Maude Elizabeth Brown West, and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Martin; eight children, Tammy Glass and Charles (Vivian) Martin, both of Marion, Teresa Powell of Russellville, Terry Toms of Glasgow and Teana (Dwayne) Hale, Lisa (Sean) Schumacher, Victor (Cathy) Martin and Melissa (Greg) Williams, all of Princeton; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Virginia Scott of Gilbertsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 28 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Eric Archuleta officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Kemper
Funeral services for Carleen Massey Kemper, 88, of Frankfort, Ky., formerly of Burna were at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3 at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem with Bro. James Oates officiating. Burial was in Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Kemper died at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at Livingston Hospital. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Burna and a former member of First Baptist Church in Frankfort, the Pollyanna School Class and a senior adult organization “OASIS” (Older Adults Still In Service) of First Baptist Church. She was a retired accountant for state government in Kentucky.
Survivors include sisters-in-law, Willie Massey of Burna and Imogene Massey of Decatur, Ala.; an aunt, Alberta Beggs of Smithland; a niece, Bridget Borden of Decatur, Ala; a nephew, Jack C. Massey Jr. of Indianapolis; several cousins; and a special friend, Patti Parker Gaines of Owenton, Ky.
Pallbearers were Kenny Hardin, Barry Chittenden, Douglas Black, Garry Chittenden, Don Phillips, and Lewis Pruitt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland W. Kemper; and brothers, Leon Massey and Jack C. Massey Sr.
Kemper was the daughter of Vernon and Burna Massey. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, P.O. Box 54, Burna, KY 42028.

Steward
Lorraine Marie Steward, 52, of Marion died at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at her home.
She was catholic.
Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Bass of LeClaire, Iowa; a son, Bradley Bass of LeClaire, Iowa; her father, Richard Arlan Cloose of Marion; threee sisters, Linda Pullins of DeMotte, Ind., Jay Wouldema of DeMotte, Ind., and Carrie Dailey of Lafayette, Ind; two brothers, Richard Michael Cloose of Fair Oaks, Ind., and Joe Cloose of Lake Village, Ind.; and a granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her mother, May Belle Koshney Cloose.
A memorial Service will be at a later date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Lemon
Jim Lemon, 82, of Frisco, Texas, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007 at Frisco.
He was a retired electrical engineer for the City of Hamilton, Ohio.
Survivors include a son, Mark Lemon of Gunter, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Pickens Lemon; his parents, Gillian and Rosa M. Gibson Lemon; a brother, Roy Lemon; and two sisters, Rose Lee Croft and Velda Simpkens.
Funeral services were Friday Dec. 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. A private burial followed the service.

Brigance
Ruth Evelyn Brigance, 78, of Marion died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion Second Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star 135.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde A. Brigance of Marion; a step-daughter, Charlotte Ann Bishelli of Colorado; and a nephew, Mike Hayes of Marion.
Brigance was preceded in death by her parents, Atchison Frazer and Stella May Fritts Hayes.
Graveside services were Friday, Dec. 21 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion with Rev. Danny Starrick officiating. Eastern Star services were held prior to burial at the funeral home.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Sullenger, 130 E. Mound Park Ave., Marion, KY 42064.





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