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2019 Obituaries
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Crider
Rose Crider, 84, of Marion died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion Baptist Church, a retired business woman and former director of Marion Main Street, Inc.
Surviving are a daughter, Rose Ann Brasher of Phoenix Ariz., a son, Kenneth (Rebecca Johnson) Crider of Marion; four grandchildren, Ray Brasher Jr., Matthew Brasher, Candace Fitzgerald and James Harrison Crider; a great-granddaughter, Gabriella Fitzgerald; a great grandson, Charlie Fitzgerald; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Harry Crider; son, Benjamin Harry Crider II; and parents, William and Rosezella Hester Rushing.
Graveside services were Wednesday, March 6 at Piney Fork Cemetery.  
Myers Funeral Home, Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Kinnes
Judith Kay Kinnes, 69, of Princeton died March 7, 2019 at Highland Homes in Princeton.
Surviving are a daughter, Kellie Ann Jackson of  Marion; sons, David A. Kinnes of Burna, and Danny E. Kinnes of Salem: a sister, Reeta Wharmby of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; a brother, Jerry Walner, Brennan, Texas; six grandsons; two great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carter Allen and Katherine Ruth Tosh Turley; and a brother, Stevenson  Carter Turley.
Services where  Monday, March 11 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery. 

Brown
Miriam Beverly Brown, 90, of Evansville, Ind., died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the home of her great-niece in Patronville, Ind.  
She was born May 16, 1928 in Crittenden County to the late Elbert W. and Ida Ann “Mama Brown (Sutton) Brown.
She graduated from Marion High School in 1946, was a former member of First Cumberland Presbyterian and a recent member of Morningside Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  She retired from the Social Security Administration in 1983 after 30 years of service and served as past president with the National Association for Retired Federal Employees.  
Surviving are her great-niece, Karen Cruce-Smith of Patronville, Ind.; a nephew, Gary Cruce of Marion; and many other nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Juanita Cruce, Thelma Cruce, Ophelia Johnson; and brothers, J.T. Brown and Doyle C. Brown.
Services were Sunday, March 10 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansille with Rev. James Messer officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.  

Memorials may be made to Morningside Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 8419 Newburgh Rd., Evansville, IN 47715. 

Jorgensen
Arne Jorgensen, 71, of Marion, formerly Palatine, Ill., and Arkdale, Wisc., died Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019 at the Livingston Hospital.
He was born in Denmark and traveled to the United States with his family at the age of seven. He came from a long line of bricklayers and carried on the tradition as a skilled craftsman of the trade himself. He touched many lives because of this talent. He prided himself on helping friends and family when they needed him. He had a “big bear” exterior with a heart of gold.
Arne and his wife Millie moved to Arkdale shortly after their youngest child graduated high school. While there, they purchased and operated a tavern that they named Jorgy’s Trackside Bar & Grill.
After retirement, Arne enjoyed being a school bus driver both in Wisconsin and Crittenden County. He was so proud of the kids on his bus routes and always made a point to greet them with a big smile especially when he saw someone who was struggling. He went above and beyond his daily bus duties by signing up for any and all field trips and sporting events.
Surviving are his wife, Millie Jorgensen; three children, Lesa (Mike) Kuberski of Oshkosh, Wisc., Viki (Kevin) Carlson of Marion and Erik (Michelle) Jorgensen of Poynette, Wisc.; and five grandchildren, Kalie (Chris) Crum, Alyssa Hickey, Jayden and Maddox Carlson and Dean Kuberski.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Gerda Jorgensen; a brother; and a sister.
A memorial visitation was held Friday, March 1 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. There will be a celebration of life in Palatine, Ill., on March 30.

Clark
Addie Lou Clark, 77, of Burna died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Dyer Hill Baptist Church, and was a caregiver for the elderly for many years.
Surviving are her son, Chris Vaughn of Burna; three grandchildren, Jordan (Jamie) Smith of Smithland, Zachary (Danielle) Thomas of Smithland, Nicholas Vaughn of Burna; and two special grandchildren, Natalee Smith and Dallas Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ben Clark; daughter, Jennifer; and her parents, Jim and Geneva LeVan Fleming.
Services will be scheduled at a later time.
Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY  42003.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Flanary
James Douglas “Doug” Flanary Sr., 87, of Paducah died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at his home.
He was born on March 17, 1931 in Crittenden County to James and Effie Flanary. He was a member of St. Mark Methodist Church (now Fountain Ave. United Methodist Church) and enjoyed both hunting and fishing. He was an auto mechanic for more than 50 years, 25 of which were spent as the owner/operator of Doug’s Auto Service in Paducah. 
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Verna Kathern Dailey Flanary; his daughters, Macie Flanary Tucker (David), of Mayfield, Kathy Flanary Osborne (Glenn), LaNita Flanary DVM, all of Paducah; his sons, James Douglas Flanary II (Sharon), of Symsonia, Charles Thomas Flanary (Jenny), of Benton, his brother, Samuel Wayne Flanary of Marion; his sister-in-law, Louise Flanary, of Princeton; grandchildren, James Michael Tucker, John David Tucker, Elizabeth Ann Tucker Gordon, Benjamin Douglas Osborne, Ashley Lynn Flanary Jessup, James Douglas Flanary III, Robert Andrew Tucker, Christian Thomas Flanary, Patrick Thomas Flanary and Brittany Kathern Osborne; great-grandchildren, Madison Grace Tucker, Lena Marie Osborne, Easton James Tucker, Knox Wayne Jessup and August James Flanary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Isaac Flanary and Effie Ilene Belt Flanary; and a brother, David Allen Flanary.
Services were Sunday, March 3 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Steve Cavitt officiating. Burial was at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202.

Benavides
Karen Denise Benavides, 50, of Marion died Friday, March 1, 2019 at her home.
Survivors include her husband, Roland Benavides of Marion; children, Bethany Perkins of Fredonia and Kayla Benavides of Marion; sister, Julie (John) Earls of Ballard County; a brother, Robert “Pete” Fondaw of London, Ky., and grandchildren, Ethan Rhodes, Gabriel and Gabriella Hewitt, Maylee Perkins and Waylon Fritts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee and Edna Mae Fondaw.
Services were Tuesday, March 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.  

Porter
Todd Porter, 43, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at his home. 
Surviving are his wife, Bridgette Hurst  Porter of Marion; a daughter, Brynn Porter of Marion; and his parents, Jack and Shirley Porter of Paducah.
Graveside services were Friday, Feb. 29 at Oakgrove Cemetery in Ledbetter with Bro. Billy Parrish officiating.  
Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah was in charge of arrangements.

Belt
Bonnie Juanita Belt, 91, of Marion died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
She loved to pray and go to church.
Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Seidl of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, Calvin Ramage; three grandchildren, Francis, Trent and Derexa Seidl; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Belt; two brothers, Roy Allen Ramage and Barney Ramage; and her parents, Bon and Berette Faulkner Ramage.
Graveside are at noon Saturday, March 9 at Carrsville Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Smith
W. David Smith, 64, of Marion, formerly of the Pride area, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Skyline Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. 
He was born July 31, 1954 to the late Bill and Martha Smith. He was a member of Marion Baptist Church and a life-long farmer who loved his work. 
Surviving are his daughter, Jessica (Chris) Cummins of Marion; two sisters, Connie McCann (Mike) of Marion and Dianne Marshall of Salem; two grandchildren, Case and Hudson Cummins; and three nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1 p.m., Friday, March 8 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Thursday and 11 a.m., until the service time on Friday at the funeral home.  

Conger
Dennis James Conger, 64, of Ledbetter died at 10:22 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was born Aug. 4, 1954 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Douglas James Conger and Johnnie Lou McClure Conger. He was a self-employed painter and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sisters, Rita L. Perry (William) of Marion and Jonna Leslie Lizak of Trenton, Mich.
Military honors were conducted at Monday, Feb. 25 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. Dogwood Funerals & Cremations in Crofton was in charge of arrangements.

Hurley
Peggy Jean Hurley, 70, of Paducah died Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She attended Smyrna Baptist Church in Paducah and enjoyed reading and traveling.
Surviving are her daughter, Gina Ray Hurley and life partner Trent Barefield of Smithland; son Nick Hurley and wife Heather of Burna; sisters Alice Dunning of Hampton and Nola Rodgers of Ledbetter; brothers James McDowell of Eddyville, Roy McDowell of Ledbetter, Vaden McDowell of Paducah, and Gary McDowell of Ledbetter; and six grandchildren, Jarred McDowell and wife Hope, Eve Zahner and husband Justin, Addyson Whyte, Elyssa Hurley, Anthony Whyte and Hayden Hurley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Hurley; and parents, Thomas Wayne and Rena Marie Fires McDowell.
Services were Monday, Feb. 25 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Bill Mcalpin officiating. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.

Gibson
Patsy Lee (Mooney) Gibson, 78, of Floyds Knobs, Ind., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. 
She was a member of the Edwardsville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Willing Workers group. She loved painting.
She was born on Nov. 14, 1940 in Dixon to the late Squire and Hazel (Porter) Mooney.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Thomas P. Gibson; children, Scott (Lisa) Gibson, Nancy McDonald, John (Debbie) Gibson, Grant (Tammy) Gibson, and Porter (Pam) Gibson; grandchildren, Katie Emily, Patrick Gibson, Josh Croft, Anna Gibson, Matt Gibson, Amanda Mulvene, Jake Gibson, Rachel Gibson, Thomas Gibson, Nancy Gibson, and Kaitlin  Gibson; great-grandchildren, Thomas Croft, Ben Emily, Jacob Emily, Harper Gibson, Kennedy Gibson, Finn Mulvene, Ada Mulvene, Nolan Gibson, Ty Gibson, Owen Dixon, Cameron Dixon, and Hayden Gibson; and a sister, Florence Gaffney.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 23 at Tunnel Hill Christian Church in Georgetown, Ind.

Memorials may be made to Adaptive Hospice, 702 N. Shore Dr #201, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. 

Davenport
Paid Death Notice: Paul Wayne Davenport, 85, died January 25, 2019.
He was born Aug. 10, 1933 in Crittenden County to Marvin and Vernice Davenport. 
He was born the third of five children. Paul grew up on a farm with daily chores and adventures that any country boy would enjoy. 
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 and was assigned to the USS Rowe at the height of the Korean conflict. 
An entrepreneur, he owned Davenport’s TV service from the early 60s into the 70s which evolved into Joy Satellite Service through the 80s and 90s. 
Throughout life he played an excellent game of golf, shot a cunning game of pool and enjoyed country music and old-time gospel singing. 
His greatest joy came from a great conversation. He genuinely enjoyed people. He loved to hear their story and would share life experiences of his own. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Troy. 
Surviving are his wonderful wife, Garrnet; daughters, Karren and Paula; sons, Jeff and Dorian; sisters, Shirley and Donna; and many nieces and nephews. 

Fowler
Paid Death Notice: George Walter Fowler, 74, of Caldwell County died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Fla.
Born Feb. 23, 1944 in Crittenden County, he was the son of the late Audrey Walter and Mary Edna Travis Fowler.
He was a 1962 graduate of Crittenden County High School, a U.S. Air Force veteran having served 23 years and he worked for a Public Broadcasting Television at an Indianapolis, Ind., station for another 23 years. He was a member of the Donaldson Baptist Church, an avid fisherman and spent several winters in Florida so he could fish year round.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Fowler and Betty Crawford; and a niece, Donna Moore.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Diana Crabill Fowler; two sons, Richard and Ronald (Tammy) of Indianapolis; three sisters, Frances Moore of Vine Grove and Martha Jones and Edith Carner (James S.) of Caldwell County; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was cremated and a memorial service is planned for a later date at Donaldson Baptist Church in Caldwell County.

Corley
Evelyn Woodall Corley, 93, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a homemaker, formerly deputy PVA of Crittenden County for 20 years and a member of Union Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughters, Bonita Crowell of Marion; Maura Corley of Marion and Karon (Daniel) Schindler of Stone Mountain, Ga.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Gray Corley and her parents, Sidney Leonard and Cora Lee Fletcher Woodall.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at the funeral home.

Hillyard
Bobby Wayne Hillyard, 80, of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville. 
He was a member of Operating Engineer Local 181 in Henderson.
Survivors include his wife, Olivia Hillyard of Marion; a son, Kenny Hillyard (Anna) of Marion; and grandson, Dustin Hillyard of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert L. and Ruby Lee Hillyard; and an infant brother, Jimmy Hillyard.
Services were scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Repton Cemetery. The family was scheduled to receive visitors from 10 a.m., until service time Wednesday.
Make memorials to Deaconess Foundation, 600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47710.

Smith
Richard Carmon “Ricky” Smith, 62, of Providence died Sunday Feb. 17, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was born Feb. 20, 1956 in Providence, the son of the late Harold Eugene “Gene” Smith and Emma Lou Martin Smith.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
He was a member of Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church, had managed the EZ Shop #4, worked as a security guard at Warrior Coal Co. until he retired, and he was a volunteer fireman and first responder at Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department. He loved hunting and fishing, being outdoors.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Alesia of Providence; and a daughter, Amanda (Glenn) Stone of Providence; a son, Justin Smith of Providence; two sisters, Linda Lou (Richard) Daugherty of Providence and Sheila (Ricky) Penrod of Providence; a brother, Michael (Diane) Smith of Manitou; and two grandchildren, Conner and Sophia Smith.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21  at the Melton Funeral Home in Providence with the Rev. Westley Curtis officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m., until the funeral time at Melton Funeral Home.
Memorials  can be made to Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

White
Robert Lee White, 101, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Livingston Hospital.
He was a retired farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. During his many years as a farmer  in the Sheridan and Tolu communities, he was witness to revolutionary changes in agriculture practices from tilling the soil behind horses and mules to modern GPS-guided farm machinery.  In his earlier years, he served as a member of the Crittenden County Library Board and the Crittenden County Hospital Board, as a Farm Bureau director and as a member of other farm practices support agencies. He was also a Mason.
Surviving are his wife, Ada Gahagen White of Marion; a son, John (Freda Sharp) White of Richmond; a daughter, Linda White (Bohn) Frazer of Shawnee, Kan.; grandsons, Jeffrey (Angela) Gilmour of Elliott City, Md., and Bennett White of Bowling Green; granddaughters, Laura (Greg) Stoner of Henrico, Va.; Jennifer (Varis) Carey of Superior, Colo.; Ashley Frazer of Englewood, Colo., Sarah White of Richmond; and great-grandsons, Matthew Gilmour of Elliott City, Md., and Robert Stoner of Henrico, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Daisy Pearl Brown White; and a daughter, Brenda White Gilmour.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday Feb. 23 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday at Myers Funeral Home and continue until the time of the funeral service.

Tucker
Ethel S. Tucker, 101, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion United Methodist Church, Woman’s Club of Marion, American Legion Auxiliary and was a charter member and director emeritus of Fohs Hall, Inc.
Survivors include her nephews, Bill (Sherry) Frazer of Marion, Bohn (Linda) Frazer of Shawnee, Kan., Keith (Julie) Stout of Eddyville and Alan (Doris) Stout of Marion; great nieces and nephews, Bart Frazer of Marion, Sara Ann Taylor of Louisville, Jennifer Carey of Superior, Colo., Ashley Frazer of Denver, Colo., Jake Selph of Henderson, Erica Darsinos of Nashville, Tenn., Katie Cunningham of Dexter, Ky., and Logan Stout of Murray; and 10 great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Tucker; her parents, Burton Venson and Mary Elizabeth Stout; a brother, Howard Stout; and a sister, Rosalie Pedersen.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Marion United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund or Fohs Hall, Inc. 

Travis
Loya Charles Travis, 92, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at his home.
He was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children Tony (Donnetta) Travis of Marion and Wanda (Larry) Patterson of Princeton, Ind..; grandchildren, Christie Patterson, Dana Patterson and Brodi (Justin) Sutton; 7 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Travis; parents, Ira and Oma Travis; and five brothers.
Services were Friday, Feb. 8 at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. Burial was at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Caldwell Springs Cemetery.

Asbridge
Lillian Kirk Asbridge, 90, of Salem died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Paducah.
In previous years, she had taught at Elm Grove School, a one-room schoolhouse. She was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and personally recorded their statistics. She was a homemaker that enjoyed cooking, doing for others and reading her Bible.  She was a member of Pinckneyville Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Teague (Steve) of Ledbetter and Becky Asbridge of Paducah; a son, Tim Asbridge (Melinda) of Georgetown, Ky.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Junior” Asbridge; sisters, Irva Gene Mahan and Cordie Richardson; and parents, Odell and Irva Brown Kirk.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Joel Frizzell officiating. Burial will follow at Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 11 a.m., until the funeral hour on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Pinckneyville Cemetery Fund.

McDowell
Eddy L. “Ike” McDowell, 66, of Fredonia died Saturday, Feb. 2, at his home.  
He was a retired signalman with CSX Transportation. He was a member of Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy Sanderson McDowell of Fredonia; two sons, Jamie McDowell and wife Alicia of Marion; and David McDowell of Fredonia; a step-son, Wesley Smock of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Rick McDowell of Fredonia; four grandchildren, Brynna McDowell, Dyllan Thornton, Ryan McDowell and Devin McDowell; three great-grandchildren, Ryder Williams, Julius McDowell and Ryah Williams (due to arrive in June); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilbert and Thelma Baldwin McDowell; and two brothers, Don McDowell and Joe McDowell.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Lakeland Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Eddyville with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery in Lyon County.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Anne Webber, 21 Dogwood Dr., Eddyville, KY 42038.

Drennan
Inez Evelyn Drennan, 97, of Fredonia, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
She was a member of Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Rosemary Collyer of Marion and Wanda Pulliam of Fredonia; grandchildren, Troy Hart of Ohio, Reggie Hart of North Carolina, Carolee Harris of Marion, Jana Johnson of South Carolina and Stacy Collyer of Marion; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Drennan; a brother; and a sister.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at  Sugar Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Fredonia Scholarship Fund through Fredonia Cumberland  Presbyterian Church.

Young
Jesse Young, 75, of Marion, formerly of Sturgis, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
He was born in Millwood, Ky., to Alva and Emily Crawford Young. He worked at Grayson County Ambulance Service before moving to Union County. He worked at Union County Ambulance Service in 1976 before he went full-time with the Sturgis Fire Department in 1978 and retired as captain with the department. He was an avid deer and rabbit hunter. He was also owner and operator of Young’s Mowing Service.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Lou Young of Marion; two sons, David Young and wife Toni of New Albany, Ind., and Damion Young and wife Addie of Marion; a daughter, Brandi Payne and husband Justin of Sullivan; a sister, Jenny Gorrell and husband John of Lexington; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 at the Sturgis Senior Citizens Building. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., with Fire Chaplin Jeff Paris officiating. 
Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials can be made to Lourdes Hospice, 1510 Lone Oak Road Paducah, KY 42008 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky Chapter Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane STE 410 Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Joyce
Danny Edward Joyce, 72, of Dycusburg died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. 
He graduated from Crittenden County High School and attended Murray State University. He was a long-time employee of Bobby Stinnett Used Cars in Marion. He was a faithful volunteer blood donor at Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center and had been recognized as a six-gallon donor.
Surviving are his daughter, Mandy and her husband Chad Moss; step-grandson, Clayton; and another daughter Cody and her husband Bradley McNeely, and a grandson due in March. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Richard Shewmaker; nephews Adam and Justin; and a great-niece, Mary Margaret.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Frances Joyce; and his sister, Kathy Shewmaker. 
Services were Monday, Feb. 4 at Lakeland Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Eddyville with Rev. Aaron Brown officiating. Burial was at Glenn’s Chapel Cemetery in Lyon County. 

The family encourages blood donation at your local center in his honor. 

Denton
Thelma Jean Denton, 73, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a homemaker and member of Second Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter; Donna Starrick of Marion and two sons; Joe Winters and Ricky Winders, both of Marion; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lora Buckman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dorothy Hobbs of Marion; and a brother, Leo Winters of Elgin, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Dorothy Johnson Winters; and a brother.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 27 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Repton Cemetery. 

Curnel
Lonnie L. Curnel, 88, of Salem died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.  
Surviving are three brothers, James Curnel of Salem, Donnie Curnel and his wife Jeannie of Marion, Doug Curnel and his wife Kathy of Marion; a brother-in-law, Willard Guill of Marion; and a niece, Melissa Guill of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evalean Sisco Curnel; parents, Harmon and Esther Privitt Curnel; three brothers; and four sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.  Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. 
Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m.,, Thursday, Jan. 31 in the chapel at Boyds.

Memorials may be made to Mary Hall Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just-A-Mere Rd., Marion, KY 42064 or Ray’s of Hope Cat Sanctuary, 155 John Rains Rd., Eubank, KY 42567.

Chandler
Carma Lee Chandler, 83, formerly of Princeton died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
She was born in Union City, Tenn., on May 27, 1935. She was a member of Second Baptist Church of Princeton. She was active in church ministries as an outreach leader and in civic affairs in Princeton. She most recently served as a leader for a grief support group.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Ray Jackson, who was formerly the pastor of Marion Baptist Church; her second husband, Leonard Chandler of Princeton; a brother, Dr. Don E. Cloys of Richmond; and a son, Kent Jackson of Greenbrier, Tenn.
Survivors include her son, Brent Jackson (Lisa); grandchildren, Dylan Jackson (Lindsey) and Taylor Jackson; a brother, Bill Cloys (Paula) of Ball Ground, Ga.; sisters, Diane Cloys Landry of Perry, Fla., and Alice Cloys Cone of Piperton, Tenn.
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 19 at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton. Morrow Funeral Chapel of LaCenter was in charge of arrangements.

Benton
George R. “Red” Benton, 74, of Marion died Jan. 12, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.  
He was a member of the Rotary Club, was instrumental in getting the Marion-Crittenden Park built, was a youth baseball, basketball and football coach for 40 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his daughter, Chantel Millikan of Marion; and grandchildren, Seth, Teague and Raylee Millikan, all of Marion. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Benton; a son, Michael Colman; a grandson, Damon Millikan; brothers, Alfred and Jay Benton; sisters, Loretta Coleman, Anna Rushing, Doye Powell and Marie Benton; and parents, George S. and Annie Benton.
Services were Friday, Jan. 18 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Military rites were held at the cemetery.

Jennings
James Kevin Jennings, 62, of Batchtown, Ill., died Jan. 9, 2019 at his residence.
He was the owner of West Point  Marine.
Jennings is survived by his father, James Emmett Jennings of Marion and a brother, David Jennings of Pearland, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Jennings.

Services were Jan. 18 at Myers Funeral Home, Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.  

Mahan
Lucille Mahan, 101, a lifelong Livingston County resident, died at her home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
 She was born at home near Hampton to Dixon and Carmen (Threlkeld) May on Sept. 16, 1917. She began teaching upon graduation from high school, travelling by horseback to her first teaching position at Pleasant Valley School and other one-room school houses.  She later taught first grade at Salem Elementary, retiring in 1974 after 32 years of teaching. She fondly remembered many Livingston County residents as her students. She was a graduate of Murray State University with a degree in education.
Surviving are her daughter Marcille (Jeff) Gordon of Dickson, Tenn.; her granddaughters, Katie (Paul) Zimmerman-Clayton of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Beth (Bryce) Eichelberger of Joy, Sarah (Pat) McKenzie of Nashville, Tenn.; her great-grandchildren, James, Penny, Eli, Sam, Brendan, Noah, Aidan and Randall; a niece, Judy Riley; and nephews, Neil (Vicky) Ramer and Billy (Linda) Ramer.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Maurice Mahan, with whom she farmed outside Joy, continuing the farm in his memory since 1984. She loved gardening, quilting and horseback riding and was devoted to her church, Bethel United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Cornelia Riley; and brother, Frank May.
Services Friday, Jan. 11 at Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.
 Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1416 Lola Road, Salem, KY 42078, or Livingston Hospital Foundation, 131 Hospital Drive, Salem, KY  42078, or any charity of choice.

Hicks
Lois Vivian Hicks, 88, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She attended Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Alice (Clayton) Mills of Princeton; sisters, Ruth Hunter of Marion and Jane Pollack of Evansville, Ind.; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Turley; brothers William Dalton Hicks and Pete Hicks; and parents, Allie and Naomi Kirk Hicks.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 13 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was at Union Cemetery.
Rushing
Thelma Jean "Tootie" Rushing, 78, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at her daughter's home in Frankfort.
She was a founding and charter member of Calvary Baptist Church. Rushing was active in her current church, Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian, and enjoyed singing in the choir.  She also enjoyed cooking.
She was retired from Tyco Electronics with 30 years of service.
Survivors include her son, Greg (Phyllis) Rushing of Marion; a daughter, Vicki (Joe) Sanderson of Frankfort; grandchildren, Corey Rushing of Marion, Courtney (Larry) Morse of Princeton, Shellye (Kenny) Conger of Marion and Josh (Amber) Jackson of Irvington, Ky.; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Jimmy “Bub” Porter and Kenny Kirk of Marion, Tommy Kirk of Cave In Rock, Ill., Phyllis Joiner of Golconda, Ill., and Brice Kirk of Palm Springs, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Billy Jo Rushing; and parents, Eugene Porter, Velda Kirk, Jody Hobbs and Emma Hobbs.
Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Crayne Cemetery.  
Memorials may be made to Crayne Cemetery.

Simpkins
Mary Genevieve Simpkins, 92, died Jan. 14, 2019.
She was preceded in death by husband, Billy Simpkins; parents, Ernest and Janette Brown; and 10 siblings. 
Surviving are her children, Terry  (Winifred) Simpkins of Yorktown, Va., and Kitty (Bill) Lowe of Nashville, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Mary Simpkins, Andrew Lowe and Jared Lowe.
A gathering of family and friends from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 at Hermitage Funeral Home in Old Hickory, Tenn.
Local visitation will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 with a funeral to follow at 11:30 a.m., at Frances  Community  Church in Frances. Burial will follow at Frances Community Church Cemetery.

Forsythe 
Donald Eugene Forsythe, 82, of Grand Rivers, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at Rivers Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa. He was a native of Between-the-Rivers in Lyon County.
 He was a master plumber and general contractor for over 40 years in Livingston and surrounding counties.  Forsythe along with his wife, Mary, hosted a music jam each week at Lake City for 29 years.
He was married to Mary Elizabeth Peal Forsythe for 64 years.  They traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states and several countries including Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
He was a 57-year member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Kuttawa United Methodist Church since 2014. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Gary Forsythe (Donna) of Gilbertsville; David Forsythe (Julia) of Paducah; a daughter, Sheila Emerson (Robert) of Louisville; five grandchildren, Josh Forsythe (Katie) of Princeton, Jason Forsythe (Amanda) of Salem, Laura Overby (Addison) of Paducah, Kayla Adams (Andrew) of Anchorage, Alaska and Elizabeth Gradisek of Louisville; six great-grandchildren, Connar, Jaxon, Brady, Brystol, Raelynn Forsythe and Charlie Hardin; a sister, Pauline Schmidt (Paul) of Alton, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Jackson Forsythe and Lydia Timmons Forsythe; an infant daughter, Donna Elizabeth Forsythe; his mother-in-law, Ida Peal; four brothers; and three sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Chuck Ladd officiating. Burial will follow at Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers. Pall bearers will be Josh Forsythe, Jason Forsythe, Addison Overby, Andrew Adams, Justin Ross and Keith Branson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Don’s Shop Jammers.
Visitation will be at the funeral home 5-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 and one hour before the service on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to: Paradise Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Steve Sanders, 308 Delaware Road, Gilbertsville, KY 42044.

Johnson
Nora L. Johnson, 83, of Salem died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
She was retired from Moore Business Forms, and was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Surviving are four nephews, David Sunderland of Marion, Darrell Sunderland of Marion, Lynn Sunderland of Salem and Michael Sunderland of Leitchfield; three nieces, Starla Sunderland of Ledbetter, Terri Pryor of Paducah and Jennifer Sunderland of Marion; several great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Johnson; a brother, William Sunderland, Paul Sunderland, Charlie “Wahoo” Sunderland and Deon Sunderland; and her parents, Leslie Osburne and Dollie Mae Rushing Sunderland.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Josh Bumpus officiating.  Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Benton
George R. “Red” Benton, 74, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital. 
He was a member of the Rotary Club, was instrumental in getting the Marion-Crittenden County Park built, was a youth baseball, basketball and football coach for 40 years and a veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his daughter, Chantel Millikan of Marion; and grandchildren, Seth, Teague and Raylle Millikan, all of Marion. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Benton; brothers, Alfred and Jay Benton; sisters, Loretta Coleman, Anna Rushing, Doye Powell and Marie Benton; and parents, George S. and Annie Benton.
Services are at 11 a.m., Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Sugar Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Military rites will be held at the cemetery Friday.

Gilland
Mary Rose Gilland, 63, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
Survivors include her children, Sandy Gilland Tabor of Paducah and Susan Gilland, Stuart Gilland and Nikki Atwell all of Marion; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers; and a sister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Gilland.
Private services will be held at a later date.

Champion
Shirley Ann Champion, 78, of Hampton died Jan. 5, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Care Center in Paducah.
She was retired as a 41½-year employee of Air Products. She was a graduate of Draughon’s Business College and a member of North Livingston Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Marble Champion of Hampton; daughter, Teresa (Robin) Meadows of Paducah; sisters, Gloria Madison of Salem and Ramona (Robert) Butler of Hampton; a grandchild, Jamie Meadows; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Chambers; a brother, Jimmy Ramage; and parents, Hadley and Irene Stokes Ramage.
Graveside servcies were Jan. 7 at Hampton Cemetery. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services was in charge of arrangements.

Riley
Grace D. Riley, 97, of Salem died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
She was born Jan. 7, 1921 in New York City, where she married her husband, David Riley Sr. in August of 1945. She worked for AT&T and Bellsouth Telephone for 38 years in both New York City and Paducah.  The couple moved to Salem in 1950 where they worked and lived out their days. They were of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are two sons, David Riley Jr. of Murray and James (Shannon) Riley of Salem; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Riley Sr.; a sister; and two brothers.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 6 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. 
Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Father Flanagan’s Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010.

Roy Joseph Brown
Roy Joseph "Joe" Brown, 75, of Buffalo, W.V., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at his home. 
Born July 28,1943, in Marion, he was the son of the late Roy A. Brown and Lennie M. "Hunt" Brown. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, William Tildon Brown. 
Joe was an over the road truck driver and a member of the Teamster's Local #505. He was formally employed with Praxair, Marmet W.V., when he retired. He served his country during Vietnam with the United States Navy. Joe enjoyed his family and grandchildren, as well as yardwork and his antique tractors. 
Surviving are his wife, Debra Brown; sons, Michael (Nicolette) of Nashville, Tenn., Chayse (Desiree) of Oak Hill, W.V.; grandchildren, Gage, Ryan, Myka, Kynsleigh and Maverick; sisters, Shirley Fritts (Doyle) and Betty Bond (Carlos), all of Marion; a niece, Debbie Harper (Steve); special friend, Sheldon Bailey; long-time friends whom he considered brothers, Ozzie Finley and John Thornton, as well as his furry baby girl, TillyRoo, whom he loved very much.
A celebration of Joe's life will be held in the spring.
Joe's wife, Debra, would like to thank the family, many friends and their wonderful neighbors for the outpouring support and love throughout his illness. Also, a special thank you to Hospice Care, Charleston, W.V.,  for its dedication and compassion shown to him and the family.  
He left us with many wonderful memories of a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I'm proud of the fighter he was, whether it was for his country, his family, or his fight until the end. He was our hero and will remain with us forever.