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JANUARY 2015


Nelson

Michael Barry "Mickey" Nelson, 75, of Marion died Jan. 2, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.  

He was a member of Marion Christian Church, the NRA and National Watch and Clock Collectors Association.

Nelson is survived by his wife, Jo Nelson of Marion; a daughter, Michelle Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sons, Russell Nelson of Marion, Michael Scott Nelson of Nashville, Tenn., and Barry Todd of Nashville; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Hugh and Louise Nelson; and a brother.

Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Crayne Cemetery.

Donations may be made to: Mary Hall-Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just A Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064.



Shaffer
Connie Shaffer, 81, of Marion died Jan. 2, 2015, at Methodist Hospital Union County in Morganfield.  
She was a member of the Church of God and was retired from First Kentucky Bank in Sturgis.
Shaffer is survived by her husband of 64 years, Hershal Shaffer; a daughter, Judi and husband Luther Kanipe of Sturgis; a grandson, Jeremy and wife Melissa Gatten of Marion; a granddaughter, Janna Gatten of Henderson; a brother, Arnold and wife Laverne Neible of Wadesville, Ind.; a great-granddaughter, Jessica and husband Evan Head of Marion; a great-great-granddaughter, Emma Jane Head; a nephew, Steve Neible; and a niece, Kathy Butler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Rose Earl Neible.
Funeral services were Sunday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Mike Demoss officiating. Burial was in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Coleman
Robert Howard Coleman, 88, of Marion died Jan. 5, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Coleman of Marion; a daughter, Kathy Fugate of Mortons Gap; two sons, Wayne Coleman of Marion and Andy Lowe of Flat Rock, Ky.; a sister, Ruby Coleman; a brother, John Coleman; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Coleman was preceded in death by his parents, John and Florence Coleman; two brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Frances Presbyterian Church in Frances. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Frances Cemetery.

Hall
James R. "Bob" Hall, 90, of Marion died Jan. 5, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
He is survived by three brothers, John Hall of Louisville, Carroll Hall of Lebanon Junction, Ky., and Tony Miller of Atlanta.
Hall was preceded in death by his parents, James and Helen Hall; two sisters, Margaret Mudd and Nancy Perkins; and a brother, Charles Hall.
Funeral services will be at noon today (Thursday) at St. William Catholic Church in Marion. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in St. William Cemetery.

Sunderland
Paul Edward Sunderland, 70, of Salem died Jan. 9, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a grave digger and member of Pinckneyville Baptist Church.
Sunderland is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sunderland of Salem; two sons, Lynn Sunderland of Salem and Greg Hewitt of Marion; a daughter, Starla Sunderland of Ledbetter; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Charlie Sunderland of Marion; and a sister, Nora Johnson of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Osborn and Dollie Mae Rushing Sunderland; and two brothers.
Funeral service were Monday at Salem United Methodist Church with burial in Lola Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Tramel
Marilyn Pease Tramel, 78, of Evansville, Ind., died Jan. 6, 2015, at Deaconess VNA Plus Hospice.  
She was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Evansville, She had worked with the Dream Center of Evansville. She was a member of Bible Center Cathedral, where she participated in the Prayer Band and Celebrate Recovery.
Tramel is survived by three sons, Steve Tramel of Marion, David and wife Laverne Tramel of Irvington, Ky., and Daniel Tramel of Evansville; two daughters, Susan and husband Mike Turner of West Virginia and Julie Haraughty of Evansville; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann and husband Vodra Wilson and Doris June and husband Bill Dossett; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Evelyn Gunn Pease; her husband, Fred Tramel; a daughter, Debra Elder; and a brother, Roy Pease Jr.
Funeral services were Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home – West Chapel in Evansville with burial in Alexander Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Dream Center of Evansville, 16 W. Morgan Ave., Evansville, IN 47710
Condolences may be made online at AlexanderWestChapel.com.

Shuecraft
Barbara Jean Shuecraft, 80, of Salem died Jan. 8, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Salem.
She was member of Faith Church and of the American Legion Post 217 auxiliary.
Shuecraft is survived by two daughters, Oma and husband James Brown of Salem, Evelyn and husband Matt Sponaugle of Shenandoah, Va.; four sons, Jamie Shuecraft of Salem, Bill Shuecraft of Tinley Park, Ill.; David and wife Teresa Shuecraft of Salem and Tracy Shuecraft of Salem; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Shuecraft; her parents, Royal Grant and Alice Irene Hunter Stephenson; and a sister, June Stephenson Robinson.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Phillip Sanders officiating. Burial was in Lola Cemetery in Livingston County.
Condolences may be left online at www.BoydFuneRalDirectors.com.

Sperry
Joanne Sperry was born Jan. 30,1938, and died Dec. 29, 2014. 
She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. 
Sperry is survived by a son, Michael Sperry; a daughter, Athena Sperry; five grandchildren, Tonia Bradford, Lisa Nelms, Michael Bradford, Alex Sperry and Ronnie Sperry; a sister, Janet Weber; two brothers, Jim Weber and Don Weber; and six great-grandchildren, Tyler Rogers, MaKayla Nelms, Gracie Bradford, Dagen Bradford, Terri Bradford, and William Bradford. 
She was  preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sperry; a daughter, Terri Sperry Bradford; and two grandchildren, Charles Bradford Jr. and  Anthony Rose.
The memories we have created with you will forever be in our hearts. The love you have shown to every person you have ever met did not go unnoticed and will never be forgotten. The empty place in our hearts can never be refilled. You were a truly amazing person. Until we see each other again, we will miss you every day for the rest of our lives.

Maholland
Maxine Maholland, 91, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Jan. 5, 2015.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1923, in Stewart County, Tenn. She was a retired secretary for Dr. James Bellenger's office and was a member of First Baptist Church of Clarksville for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the Women's Federated Club and former Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star.
Maholland is survived by her daughter, Patricia "Patsy" and husband Ron Fletcher of Marion; a grandchild, Shannon Devine and husband Robert Tomlinson; two great-grandchildren, Alexandra Scott Tomlinson and William Tandy Tomlinson; a nephew, Steve and wife Andrea Maholland; and a niece, Terre Maholland and husband Alan Ralls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Burnice Scott and Sadie Allen Harrell (formerly Scott); and her husband, Homer F. Maholland Jr.
Funeral services were Friday at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home in Clarksville with Dr. John Laida and Dr. Felts Dent officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville.
Online condolences may be made at Neal-Tarpley.com.

Hunt
Carman Ann Hunt, 79, of Rosiclare, Ill., died Jan. 6, 2015, at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare.
She is survived by a son, Perry Hunt of Madisonville; a daughter, Traci Hunt of Rosiclare; two sisters, Lena Sue Mills of Tolu and Deborah Lee Mulkey of Tolu; a brother, William Richard Tinsley of Rosiclare; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Hunt was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Luda Sherer Tinsley; and a son, Richard Vincent Hunt.
No services are scheduled at this time. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah is in charge of arrangements. 

Hicklin
Ronald F. "Tink" Hicklin, 96, of Marion died Jan. 11, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a member of Marion United Methodist Church, the VFW and was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
Hicklin is survived by a niece, Janet Hicklin of Houston; two nephews, Ron Alvis of Frankfort and Richard Franklin of Lexington; two great-nieces; a great-nephew; two great-great-nieces; two great-great-nephews; and special friends, Liz and Jerry Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Eva Hicklin; three brothers, Ralph Hicklin, Richard Hicklin and Rob Hicklin; and two sisters, Mary Alvis and Lois Franklin.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to: Marion United Methodist Church Renovation Fund, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY 42064. 

Dycus
Eddie Hayden Dycus, 87, of Eddyville died Jan. 5, 2015, at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton.
He was a member of Eddyville First Baptist Church, a 66-year member of Joppa Masonic Lodge No. 167 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Clint and Polly Frances Hayes Dycus; his wife, Alice Daphne “Dude” Scillian Dycus; seven brothers, Hiram Dycus, O.R. Dycus, Thomas Carol Dycus, Charles Douglas Dycus, James Hayes Dycus and Thomas Clint Dycus Jr.; and a sister, Polly Hayes Dycus. 
Dycus is survived by a son, William “Bill” and wife Lisa Dycus of Kuttawa; a sister, Ellen Frances Dycus Murphy of Franklin, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Kacie Dycus of Kuttawa and Ryan Dycus of Kuttawa. 
Funeral services were last Thursday at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Steve McVay officiating and Rev. Tim Purdue assisting. Burial was in Rolling Hills Cemetery in Eddyville. Masonic Rites were conducted last Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Donations may be made to the Lyon County Lions Club. 

Rice
Bobbie Jean Rice, 63, of Marion died Jan. 17, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She was a registered nurse and worked at Crittenden Health Systems.
Rice is survived by her husband, Bob Rice of Marion; a daughter, Stephanie Day of Marion; two sons, Leon Rice of Evansville, Ind., and Justin Rice of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Winona Wilson of Russellville, Ala.; Janice Johnson of Marion and Mollie Asbridge of Marion; and a brother, Bobby Singleton of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby Hunt and Mary Louise Conger Singleton; a brother; and a sister.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion.

Gass
Frankie N. Gass, 87, of Marion died Jan. 12, 2015, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Jan. 27, 1927, the daughter of John and Elva Martin.
Gas is survived by her husband, Harry Gass; two sons, Monty C. Gass and Trent Gass; a daughter, Debra Gass Knight; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Private graveside services were held Jan. 13, 2015, at Mapleview Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

McGregor
Johnny McGregor, 66, of Marion, formerly of Princeton, died Jan. 15, 2015, at his home following a short illness.
He was a retired truck driver.
McGregor is survived by a son, Shawn Allsbrooks of Marion; two daughters, Mary McGregor of Marion and Jackie Evans of Princeton; his life partner, Tonya Moodie of Marion; four brothers, Ronald Pavey of Princeton, Bobby McGregor of Caldwell County, Jackie McGregor of Caldwell County and Billy McGregor of Marion; four sisters, Mary Felker of Henderson, Carolyn Martin of Dawson Springs, Penny Fraliex of Caldwell County and Lena Ritter of Dawson Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Slaton McGregor; his parents, Louard McGregor and Lena Jarrett McGregor; a son, Jason McGregor; two brothers, Archie McGregor and Charles McGregor; a sister, Barbara Tyrie; and a niece, Penny McGregor.
There was no visitation or service.
Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements.

Orenduff
Melissa "Missy" Jane Nesbitt Orenduff of Louisville, formerly of Marion, died Jan. 10, 2015.
She was born on March 31, 1974.
Orenduff is survived by her fiance, Timothy Holmes of Louisville; her mother, Catherine Nesbitt of Jackson, Tenn.; and a sister, Donna Lilly of Jackson.
She was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Seth Orenduff; a daughter, Brianna Louise Mills; and a brother, Charles Ray Nesbitt.
At her request, a private ceremony was held in her memory.
Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Taylor
James Donald “Don” Taylor, 86, of Marion died Jan. 13, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems. 
He graduated from Marion High School in 1945, attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University, where he lettered in both track and football. Prior to entering the U.S. Air Force, he taught briefly at Marion High School. He retired from the Air Force in 1973 as a senior master sergeant after 21 years of service. Upon returning to Marion after his retirement, Taylor had his own electrical contracting business and retired from Koppers Inc. During the 1970s, he served the community as a member of the Crittenden County School Board. 
Taylor is survived by his sons, Mike Taylor (Debbie) of Sugar Land, Texas, and Patrick Taylor (Sue Corey) of Delray Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Laurie Daiken (Steve) of Duluth, Minn.; a sister, Nona Akridge (Dean) of Fredonia; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Clark Taylor; a brother, Thomas Franklin Taylor; and his parents, Marcella Matthews Taylor and Emmett Taylor.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery with military rites.

Travis
Laverne Hill Travis, 83, of Marion died Jan. 21, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She is survived by her husband, Wendell Travis of Marion; a son, Mike Travis of Marion; two brothers, Buddy Hill of Marion and Robert Hill of Marion; four sisters, Betty Hill of Wichita, Kan., Louise Hill of Clay, Mayme Hill of Chicago and  Mary Alice Hill of Chicago.
Travis was preceded in death by her parents, Cloy Hill and Virgie Hill; and three brothers, James Hill, Cortis Hill and Roundy Hill.
Funeral services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery.

Barnes
Pauline Barnes, 85, of Salem died Jan. 24, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She was a homemaker and had been employed for 25 years at Crittenden County Convalescent Center prior to retirement. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Barnes is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Howard of Salem; Sheila Wilson of Salem; Kelli Nesbitt of Marion and Danielle Sherer of Salem; three sons, Dennis Barnes of Salem, James Barnes of Marion and Glynne Barnes of Salem; 18 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Ramage of Louisville and Harold Ramage of Jamestown, Ky.; and a sister, Shirley Newsome of Salt Lake City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivory and Lenora Mae Walker Ramage; a son; a daughter; two brothers; and five sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in the Old Salem Cemetery. 

Mutter
Edith R. Mutter, 73, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Salem, died Jan. 21, 2015, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Mutter is survived by a son, Darrell Bebout of Salem; four daughters, Rhonda Bebout of Marion, Tammy Simpkins of Marion, Lucinda Williamson of Marion and Shelia Davis of Hopkinsville; a sister, Iva Nell Martin of Marion; four grandchildren, Leslie Simpkins, Timothy Davis, Kimberly Davis and Jason Williamson; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her companion of 17 years, James Cannon; her husband, William R. Mutter; two grandchildren, Danny Williamson and Edith Faye Limp; her parents, Ira Earl and Nora Miller Gilland; a brother, Earl Gilland; and two sisters, Louise Harris and Myrl Agent.
Funeral services were Friday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Deeann Thompson officiating. Burial was in Lola Cemetery.  
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Wright
Donald Abell Wright, 85, of Marion died Jan. 22, 2015, at Crittenden Health System in Marion.
He was a member and deacon at Marion Second Baptist Church and graduate of Bosse High School in Evansville, Ind. 
Wright is survived by his wife, Janice Wright of Marion; a son, Terry Wright of Marion; two daughters, Janie Kielhorn of Marion and Cindy Lou Summers of Marion; four grandchildren, Jacquelyn Orvis of New York, Ross Wright of Marion, Jonathan Brazell of Calvert City and Joseph Brazell of Bowling Green; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence A. Wright; his mother, Viola Davidson; and his stepfather, R.P. "Pete" Davidson.
Funeral services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Smith
Dorothy Nell Dortch Smith, 89, of Caldwell Couty, died Jan. 24, 2015, at Baptist Health Madisonville after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and member of Beech Grove General Baptist Church.
Smith is survived by a son, Larry G. (Diane) Smith of Caldwell County; two daughters, Donna June Hibbs of Madisonville and Sandy (Lee) Grider of Crestwood, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a niece.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.G. Smith; her parents, Robert Lee and Lily Durham Dortch; two brothers, Howard Dortch and Paul Raymond Dortch; a sister, Ruby Leon; and a son-in-law, Jerry Hibbs.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Barry Cullen officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Beech Grove General Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, John Hicox, 40 Short 70, Princeton, KY 42445.

Gass
Frankie N. Gass, 87, of Marion died Jan. 12, 2015, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
She was born Jan. 27, 1927, the daughter of John and Elva Martin.
Gass is survived by her husband, Harry Gass; a son, Trent Gass; a daughter, Debra Gass Knight; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Monte C. Gass. 
Private graveside services were held Jan. 13 at Mapleview Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

Black
Orville Douglas Black, 79, of Carrsville died Jan. 31, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
He was a career veteran of the U.S. Air Force, an avid hunter and devoted family man.
Black is survived by two daughters, Susan Chittenden and husband Garry of Salem and Patti Johnson and husband Jeff of Grand Rivers; a brother, Dennis Black and wife Loyce of Carrsville; a sister, Wilma Ramage of Benton; four grandchildren, Casey Chittenden and wife Jenifer, Weston Chittenden, Derek Johnson and Jada O’Leary and husband Aaron.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Davis Black; a son, Jeffrey Douglas Black; and his parents, Orville L. and Zona Waggoner Black.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Junior Deason officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Green
Walter “Ronnie” Green, 74, of Dycusburg died Feb. 2, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a member of Dycusburg Baptist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired correctional officer at Kentucky State Penitentiary.
Green is survived by a stepson, Pat Travis Perry of Princeton; a stepgrandson, Ryan Perry of Princeton; four step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Green of Mayfield and Kerry Green of Dycusburg; two sisters, Ginny Brown of Eddyville  and Nancy Rideout of Valley Park, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kitty Marie Lovell Green; his parents, Tom and Edna Mae Henry Green; four brothers, Duke Green, J.C. Green, Luther Green and Oscar Green; and two sisters, Joann Chaney and Betty Guier.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Steven Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in Dycusburg Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent from LakelandChapel.com.

McConnell
Patricia Joy McConnell, 60, of Marion died Jan. 29, 2015, at her home.
She was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
McConnell is survived by her mother, Anna Marybelle Jay of Marion; two sisters, Phyllis Hill of Martinsville, Ind., and Paula Achord of Walker, La.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ivan McConnell; and a sister.
Private graveside services are to be held at a later date.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Eggleston
Aretta Elizabeth Eggleston, 37, of Marion died Jan. 29, 2015, in Marion.
She is survived by her husband, Kenny Eggleston of Marion; two daughters, Lauren Elizabeth and Leah Brooke Eggleston, both of Marion; her parents, Dallas and Marcie Miniard, of Marion; a brother, Dallas Matthew Miniard of Marion; and a sister, Anna Marie Perry of Marion.
Funeral services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Binkley
Marion Doug Binkley, 72, of Marion died Jan. 29, 2015, at Salem Spring Lake Nursing Home
He is survived by his wife, Roxie Haire Binkley; four brothers, Larry C. Binkley of Hobart, Ind., Richard A. Binkley of Marion, James D. "Jimmy" Binkley of Marion and Tony L. Binkley of Marion; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Binkley was preceded in death by a daughter, Jo Anna Heady; his first wife, Norma Jean Binkley; and his parents, Marion and Josephine Binkley.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Caldwell Springs Cemetery.

Villalobos
Janie Faye Howard Villalobos, 73, of Salem died Jan. 29, 2015, at her home.
She is survived by a daughter, Reesa Katsigiannis of Roselle, Ill.; a son, Roy Moorman of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; five grandchildren; four brothers, Bruce Howard of Marion, Curtis Howard of Roselle, Lonnie C. Howard of Salem and Bobby Howard of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
Villalobos  was preceded in death by her parents, Kellie Howard and Mae Smith Howard; her husband, Augustine Villalobos; and two brothers.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion.

Patmor
James Willard Patmor, 89, of Marion died Jan. 29, 2015, at his home.
He was a member and deacon of Marion Baptist Church and a member of Bigham Lodge No. 256 F&AM.
Patmor is survived by two sisters, Mary Jewel Alexander of Marion and Virginia Fritts of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ruth Hill Patmor; his wife, Martha Helen Vaughan Patmor; and a brother, Glen Patmor.
Funeral services were Monday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John East officiating. Masonic rites were conducted Sunday. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Elliott
Kathern Elliott, 86, of Madisonville, formerly of the Lola area, died Jan. 30, 2015, at Baptist Health Madisonville.
She is survived by a son, Lal Edward “Butch” Elliott Jr. and wife Belinda of Murray; a daughter, Debbie Enoch and husband Bob of Madisonville; three grandchildren, Stephen Enoch and wife Debbie, Desiree Puckett and husband Larry, Kenan Enoch and wife Lana; eight great-grandchildren, Irelane, Lauren, Gracie, Jackson, Cooper, Braxton, Ben and Bradley.
Elliott was preceded in death by her husband, Lal Edward Elliott Sr.; her parents, Lloyd and Reba Watson Croft; and two brothers, Jimmie and Randolph Croft.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Revs. Kenneth Watson and David Davis officiating. Burial was in New Union Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to: New Union General Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

FEBRUARY 2015


Hill
Ruby Arflack Hill, 91, of Providence died Feb. 1, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
She is survived by a son, Ronald B. Hill of Providence; a daughter, Linda Lee Vaughn of Clay; four granddaughters; nine grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Hill was preceded in death by her parents, John William Arflack and Martha Henry; and her husband, Lee Denzil Hill.
Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. (Thursday) in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Providence. Interment will be in White Oak Cemetery.

Murray
Shawnna Rochelle Murray, 25, of Marion died Feb. 3, 2015, in Livingston County as the result of an automobile accident.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion.
Murray is survived by two daughters, Adrienne James of Marion and Amelia Johnson of Marion; a son, Tavion Hosick of Marion; her mother, Vicki Berry of Marion; her father, John “Tony” Murray of Henderson; a brother, Jordan Murray of Marion; and her maternal grandmother, Greta Osburn, and maternal step-grandfather, Eddie Osburn of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Sharon Murray.
A celebration of life service was held Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Jacobs
Roy Douglas Jacobs, 66, of Fredonia died Feb. 9, 2015, at Baptist Health  Paducah.
He was a tractor mechanic and of the Baptist faith.
Jacobs is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay Jacobs of Fredonia; two sons, Michael Douglas Jacobs of Marion and Roy Jeffry Jacobs of Marion; three daughters, Cathy (Ricky) Poindexter of Carrsville, Teresa (Scott) Price of Mexico and Jackie (Buddy) Chandler of Mattoon; 12 grandchildren, Amber Hewitt, James Poindexter, Daniel Price, Kevin Chandler, Elizabeth Price, Matthew Chandler, Jacob Poindexter, Shane Jacobs, Jerusha Jacobs, Thomas “T.J.” Jacobs, Jeremiah Jacobs and Jonathan Jacobs; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee Hewitt, Alex Hewitt and Kolton Price; two brothers, Cecil Jacobs of Evansville, Ind., and Darrell Jacobs of Frances; and two sisters, Mary Sherrell of Crayne and Linda Campbell of Frances.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson and Lillian Carner Jacobs; a sister, Mamie Lois Jacobs; and a brother, Jimmie Jacobs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Frances Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Aldridge
Charles Ray Aldridge, 87, of Marion died Feb. 7, 2015, at Hillside Villa Nursing Home in Madisonville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps, a member of Marion Baptist Church and longtime employee of The Peoples Bank in Marion.
Aldridge is survived by his wife, Ella Mae Aldridge of Madisonville; a son, Rick Aldridge of Bowling Green; a daughter, Lana Newcom of Wood River, Ill.; a sister, Jewell Hunt of Marion; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosalie Aldridge; his parents, Jasper Guy and Willie Mildred Aldridge; a brother; and a sister.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Marion Baptist Church, 131 E. Depot St., Marion, KY 42064.

Driskill
Dorce M. Driskill, 74, of Smithland died Feb. 9, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He retired in 2000 after 34 years as a machinist for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and P&L Railroad. He was of the Baptist faith.
Driskill enjoyed working with his son, taking care of cattle and piddling around the farm.  He also enjoyed his dogs, Brownie, Jill and Punkin.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nellie Mae Driskill; two sons, Gerald Driskill of Smithland and Harold Driskill of Ledbetter; two grandchildren, Chris Driskill and Jennifer Driskill; a brother, Casper Driskill of Calvert City; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces.              
Driskill was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Roberta Driskill; and a brother, Charles Driskill.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Herbert Alexander and Bro. Tony Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Paradise Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Lourdes Hospice, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY  42003; or Paradise Cemetery Fund, 1501 Iuka Road, Grand Rivers, KY  42045.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Glenn
James Burnett Glenn, 80, of Mt. Olive, Ill., formerly of Marion, died Feb. 8, 2015, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill., of natural causes.
He was born Aug. 24, 1934 in Trigg County. He was a manager of Glenn's Pharmacy in Marion. He was a member of Rock Ridge Baptist Church in Cadiz.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anna Schmidt Glenn of Mt. Olive; two sons, Wolfgang Dern of Kentucky and Uew Dern of Mt. Olive; a sister, Margaret Guess of Cadiz; and four grand children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jamie and Justine Humphries Glenn.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Chris Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Miniard
Barbara Miniard 74, of Marion died Feb. 9, 2015, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She is survived by two sons, Rusty Miniard of Marion and Tony Miniard of Marion; a brother, Merle Whitman of Marion; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Miniard was preceded in death by her husband, Hurst Miniard; her parents, James and Alta Whitman; and two brothers, James Whitman and Ronald Whitman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Caldwell Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Wheeler
David Alan Wheeler, 63, of Marion, died Feb. 15, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Wheeler is survived by a sister-in-law, Karen Wheeler of Marion; three nephews, Kevin Wheeler of Marion, Dustin Wheeler of Marion and Mike (Cassie) Wheeler of Clarksville, Tenn.; a great-niece, Kara Wheeler of Clarksville; and a great-nephew, Grayson Wheeler of Clarksvile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Bruce and Mary Wheeler; and a brother, Eddie Wheeler.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today until service time at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to: Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Lemon
Maurice W. Lemon, 76, of Joy died Feb. 8, 2015, at his home.
He is survived by three brothers, Harold Lemon of Golconda, Ill., Rudy Lemon of Union City, Tenn., and Larry Lemon of La Porte, Ind.; three sisters, Linda Thurston of La Porte, Velda Henson of Ledbetter and Phyllis Weber of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
Lemon was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lemon; a son, David Wayne Lemon; six brothers, Charles Lemon, Carlos Lemon, Lyman Lemon, Luther Lemon, Ralph Lemon and Edward Lemon; and a sister, Elvia Riddle.
Graveside services were Friday at Lay Cemetery with Dr. Brad Henson officiating. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Grace
Pamela Jo Grace, 56, of Marion died Feb. 13, 2015, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab in Marion.
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Grace is survived by her husband, Harold Grace of Marion; two daughters, Britne (Nick) Parker of Paducah and Cortne Hunt of Paducah; her father, Joe Heady of Marion; two brothers, Billy Dale (Debbie) Heady of Bellville, Ill., and Kevin (Lisa) Heady of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Adeleine Parker of Paducah and Nolan Parker of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Heady.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY. 42078.


Towery

Sonny Dean Towery, 56, of Providence died Feb. 20, 2015, at his home.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rhonda Towery; a son, Chris Towery; a daughter, Haley Towery; two brothers Joe (Linda) Towery and Melvin Towery; two sisters, Norma (Doug) Hunt and Debby (David) Teague; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Providence. Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday.

Whitley
William Ricky Whitley, 60, of Burna died Feb. 23, 2015, at his home.
He formerly served on the board of directors of the Burna Fire Department.
Whitley is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dianne Whitley of Burna; a son, Lynn (Jessica) Whitley of Burna; a brother, Michael Wayne Whitley of Benton; two grandchildren, Tori and Issac; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Allen Whitley; two brothers, Terry Whitley and Roger Whitley; and his parents, William Morris and Betty Joyce Smith Whitley.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Shawn Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Lola Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.


McConnell
William Glenn "Bill" McConnell, 90, of Kuttawa, a Crittenden County native, died Feb. 16, 2015, at his home.
He was born in Marion on April 4, 1924, and was a graduate of Marion High School, where he was captain of the 1942 football team. He graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy in 1951. He owned and operated McConnell's Drug Store from 1954 until retirement in 1989.
McConnell is a World War II veteran, having served in the European Theater from 1943 to 1945. He was awarded five battle stars and was among the soldiers who landed on Utah Beach at Normandy, France, in June of 1944.
He was a member of Kuttawa United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir for many years. Throughout his life, he was involved in volunteer work, including the American Red Cross and the Kuttawa Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the Kuttawa City Council for 18 years and later served as mayor of Kuttawa from 1973 to 1981.
McConnell served as a director of Farmers Bank & Trust Co. from Sept. 17, 1978, until Dec. 31,  2012, and as a director of Farmers Bancorp Inc. of Marion since its inception in 1987. At his retirement, he was serving as vice chairman of the bank and bancorp boards, roles in which he had served for a number of years
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Grace Shelby McConnell; a son, Thomas Glenn McConnell of Kuttawa; a daughter, Carol (Micheal) Rogan of Rogersville, Tenn.; a granddaughter; five nephews; and a niece.
McConnell was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Nonie Bell McConnell; and a sister, Betty Jane Clement.
Funeral services were Saturday at Kuttawa United Methodist Church in Kuttawa with Rev. Ken Harp and Rev. Jim Keegan officiating. Burial was in Kuttawa Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can take the form of donations to Kuttawa United Methodist Church.
Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements.


Clarke
John Weldon “J.W.” Clarke, 93, of Salem died Feb. 16, 2015, at his home.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving as boatswain’s mate 1st class on the USS Kershaw. Following his military service, he maintained memberships in the American Legion and VFW.
Dedicated to his faith, family and community, Clarke was a member of Salem Baptist Church for 68 years. His church service included serving many years as a deacon, Sunday school superintendent, member of the adult choir and bass singer for the men’s quartet. He was a staunch supporter of missions, especially Happy Trails Ministry.
In the Salem area, he had worked 30 years as a self-employed backhoe operator, had 30 years of service as a rural letter carrier, served 16 years as an elected member of the Livingston County Board of Education, served many years as scoreboard operator for Livingston Central High School basketball games and served 21 years as a commissioner of the Crittenden-Livingston Water District, where he volunteered daily until his death.
Clarke's many hobbies included traveling, St. Louis Cardinal baseball, gardening, Southern gospel quartet singings/conventions and the National Farm Machinery Show, which he attended each year until 2013.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffery Wayne Clarke of Salem and Chris (Shelia) Clarke of Salem; two daughters, Tandy Lee (Jim) Higgins of Alvaton, Ky., and Lori Beth Clarke of Salem; a brother, William Oliver Clarke of Lockney, Texas; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.                          
Clarke was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marca Lee Clarke; a sister, Helen Clarke Ellis; and his parents, Guy M. and Lillie B. Oliver Clarke.
A celebration of life service was held Sunday at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck Ellis officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Happy Trails Ministry, P.O. Box 47, Salem, KY 42078.

Qualls
Barbara Jean Qualls, 67, of Marion died Feb. 22, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Qualls of Marion; a son, Charles A. (Tony) Qualls of Smithland; three sisters, Charlotte K. Chandler of Marion, Teresa May Hughes of Fredonia and Brenda Ann Samuel of Marion; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Qualls was preceded in death by her father, Denver Ray Rushing; and her mother, Jessie Wanda Scott.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery.

Sutton
Katherine C. Sutton, 78, of Marion died Feb. 18, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting.
Sutton is survived by two sons, Rudy Prado of Kevil and Rick Prado of Marion; three daughters, Linda Riley of Marion, Marcia Floyd of Marion and Kathy James of Marion; a brother, Herman Curnell of Dawson Springs; a sister, Caroline Denton of Port Orchard, Wash.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rodolfo Prado; her husband, Charles Sutton; a brother; four sisters; and her parents, Freeman Earl Curnell and Ora Lee Driver.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Chris Lowery officiating. Burial was in White’s Chapel Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Clark
William Eugene "Bill" Clark, 71, of Marion died Feb. 16, 2015, at his home.
He attended Enon Baptist Church. He was a former maintenance worker at Henderson Community College and a farmer with Reynolds Metals.
Clark is survived by his wife, Katie Clark of Marion; two daughters, Laura Ann Gish of Henderson and Holly Gail Roberts of Calvert City; a son, William Kent Clark of Henderson; a sister, Dottie Sue Moore of Ledbetter; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis Eugene and Dorothy Lee Clark; and a brother, Robert Clark.
Funeral services were Friday at Enon Baptist Church with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchman's Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205; or St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.


Whitmer
Harold K. Whitmer, 79, of Marion and Madisonville died Feb. 20, 2015, at his home in Marion.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Madisonville VFW, a Kentucky Colonel and attended Christian Assembly Church in Madisonville.
Whitmer is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Whitmer; a daughter, Rebecca Tucker of Newburg, Ind.; a sister, Barbara (Sanford) Franklin of Marion; a brother, Ronnie Whitmer of Madisonville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mandrel Whitmer.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is handling arrangements.

Franklin
Carolyn Sue Franklin, 72, of Marion died Feb. 22, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She was a homemaker and member of Marion Second Baptist Church.
Franklin is survived by three daughters, Patty Franklin of Marion, Carla Hardin of Salem and Tammy Lewis of Marion; two sons, Pat Franklin of Newburgh, Ind., and Curtis Franklin of Paducah; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Vera Frazer of Lexington; and five brothers, Ray Eugene Belt of Eddyville, Dennis Belt of Henderson, Paul Belt of Marion, Doyle Belt of Lexington and Jerry C. Belt of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Ray and Hazel Fowler Belt; and a sister.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Love Cemetery.


Lanham
Sherrie Ann Lanham, 67, of Marion died Feb. 27, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She was a homemaker and member of Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Lanham is survived by her husband, Donald Lanham of Marion; two daughters, Michelle Lanham of Marion and Christina Workman of Marion; a son, Michael Lanham of Marion; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Thomas and Mary Kathleen O’Flahardy Turley; and a sister, Sheila Kay Shewmaker.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Hall-Ruddiman Canine Shelter in Marion.

Cobb
Juanita Doom Cobb, 89, of Elkhart, Ind., formerly of Crittenden County, died Feb. 10, 2015, at Valley View Health Care Center in Elkhart.
Born Nov. 3, 1925, in Dycusburg, she was a homemaker. 
Cobb is survived by two sons, Rick D. (Betty Jean) Cobb of Elkhart and Charles L. (Nancy) Cobb of Goshen, Ind.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, J.T. Cobb; her parents, Francis Marion and Addie Lee Duncan Doom; a son, J. Wayne Cobb; two sisters, Mary Guess and Lola Mae Patton; and three brothers, Jessie Doom, Rayburn Doom and Charles Doom.  
Funeral services were Feb. 15 at Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart followed by interment on Feb. 17 in Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart.

McDowell
Zelda Belle McDowell, 59, of Marion died Feb. 27, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Marion.
She was a homemaker.
McDowell is survived by a daughter, Amanda Louise Little of Marion; a son, Shane McDowell of Marion; six grandchildren; and five brothers, William Wharton of Atlanta, Jimmy Wharton of Lexington, Donnie Wharton of Indianapolis, Larry Wharton of Sonora, Ky., and Sammy Wharton of Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Allen McDowell; her parents, Wilson and Maddie Pimbertan Wharton; two sisters; and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Crowell Cemetery. 
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until funeral hour.

Chambers



Rozelle Chambers, 95, died Feb. 9, 2015, in Sevierville, Tenn., at her home, which she shared with her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Paul Satterfield.

She is survived by a son, Dwain Chambers of Frankfort; a daughter, Kathy Satterfield of Sevierville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Hoby Childers of Gilbertsville.
Chambers was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Elsie Childers; a brother, Buford Childers; and her husband, M.T. "Mel" Chambers.
Memorial services will be held at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. March 14 with visitation starting at noon. Following the service, she will be laid to rest next to her husband in Sugar Grove Cemetery. 
All her old friends and loved ones are invited, and all expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to a charity of your choice.

Moore
Harold G. Moore, 86, of Marion died Feb. 28, 2015, at Parkview Nursing Home in Paducah.
He is survived by two daughters, Connie Harris of Marion and Brenda Williams of West Paducah; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Moore was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Moore; his parents, Guthrie and Augusta Moore; and a great-grandchild, Camryn Hardin.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

Fitzgerald
Betty Jean Fitzgerald, 84, of Marion died Feb. 24, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She was a homemaker and member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Fitzgerald is survived by two daughters, Patty Peek of O’Fallon, Ill., and Janice Hedgepath of Sturgis; four sons, Ronnie Fitzgerald of Marion, Kenny Fitzgerald of Frances, Doug Fitzgerald of Frances and Chris Fitzgerald of Frances; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bobbie Brasher of Frances, Ada Peek of Mishawaka, Ind., and Kathy Nelson of Mishawaka; and a brother, Chester Brown of Frances.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Naomi Cox Brown; her husband, Charles Fitzgerald; a son, Billy; and daughter, Linda.
Funeral services were Friday at Seven Springs Baptist Church. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Flanary
Robetta Sue Flanary, 67, of Marion died Feb. 24, 2015, at Deaconess Hospice Care in Evansville, Ind.
She was a homemaker and a member of Marion United Methodist Church and Red Hat clubs in Indiana and Kentucky.
Flanary is survived by her husband, Sam Flanary of Marion; a son, Jonas Drew Flanary of Newburgh, Ind.; and a brother, John Dunn of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Dunn.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Doom Chapel Cemetery in Kuttawa.  
Memorial contributions may be made to either Marion United Methodist Church or Mary Hall-Ruddiman Canine Shelter.

Collins
Rosa Mae Collins was born in Union County on the banks of the Tradewater River on July 24, 1926. She passed away Feb. 26, 2015, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
She was the first child of Kell Robert and Nellie Elizabeth Wheatcroft Markham. She married Wilburn Taylor “W.T.” Collins on Jan. 12, 1949. To that union was born a son, Stephen.
"Miss Rose," as she was known by hundreds, taught Sunday school at First Christian Church in Sturgis for more than 58 years. She lived most of her life in and around Sullivan and worked for more than 44 years for the Sturgis Clothing Co.
She and her husband loved to travel as well as attend events associated with church, country music and good times. Mostly, she loved being with her family and friends.  
Collins is survived by her husband of 66 years, W.T.; a son, Stephen and wife Caryn Collins of Lincoln, Ill.; a granddaughter, Stephany and husband Matthew Robinson of Spring, Texas; a grandson, Matt and wife Jenni Collins of Fort Worth, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Carson and Wilson Robinson and Jude Taylor and Mattie Mae Collins; several very close nephews and nieces who provided special care, Brad, Tina and Jessica Walker, Mike, Charlene and David Walker and Courtney Walker; and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Nellie Elizabeth Walker; and a brother, Robert Markham.
Funeral services were Sunday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis, with Revs. Jeff Bullock and Stephen Collins officiating. Burial was in Sullivan Community Cemetery in Sullivan.
Memorial contributions can be made to the ministries she loved to support: First Christian Church, Haitian Christian Outreach or Lincoln Christian University.

Agent
David Wayne Agent, 64, of Burna died Feb. 22, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a retired river boat captain and truck driver.
Agent is survived by his father, David L. Agent of Burna; a brother, Randall Agent of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Connie Hanks of Marion and Betty Cates of Smithland; a brother-in-law, Kevin Cates of Smithland; and a beloved friend, Judy Riley of Burna.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose M. Agent; an infant brother, Carol D. Agent; and a brother-in-law, James Hanks of Marion.
Cremation services were completed by Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charitable organization.


MARCH 2015

Bushart
Will Ed Bushart, 78, of Marion died March 9, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a member of First Christian Church of Benton, a director for The Bank of Benton (CFSB), founder of The Catfish Kitchen and a 20-year owner of Bushart Builders.
Bushart is survived by two sons, Mack Bushart of Winchester, Ky., and Mark Bushart of Calvert City; fourgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Geraldine Bushart.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in White's Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home.

Engler
At 3:48 a.m. on March 11, 2015, God called a special man to heaven. Johnnie A. Engler, 87, of Burna, formerly of Evansville, Ind., passed away at his home amongst family.
He was born to Estel and Lovie Engler on Feb. 16, 1928, in Union, Ind.
Engler is survived in death by his wife, Vanda Engler; a sister, Louise Lovellette of Bone Gap, Ill.; five children, Alberta (John) Wright of Evansville, Johnnie (Susie) Engler of San Antonio, Texas, Sue (Vernon) Ellis of Evansville, Nancy Tynes of Greenvalley, Ariz., and James (Robin) Dickerson of Grand Rivers; and 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Pearl; and four brothers, Brett, Don, Bill and Leroy.
Engler was a veteran of World War II and was a Kentucky Colonel. He worked at A&H Trucking for 39 years and served as president of A and H Credit Union for 20-plus years. However, his proudest achievement was serving as fire chief of Burna Volunteer Fire Department for 21 years.
Services were Saturday at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.
Memorial donations may be made to Burna Fire Department in his name. 

West
Willie West, 87, of Marion died March 17, 2015, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab in Marion.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and member of the General Baptist faith.
West is survived by two sons, Wayne West and Greg West, both of Marion; a daughter, Ann Clark of Henderson; a brother, Doug West of Hatfield, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta West; a son, Sonny West; his parents, Willie and Thelma West Sr.; two brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Rosebud Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery today.

James
Viola Kathryn James, 84, of Marion died March 12, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She was a homemaker and member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
James is survived by three sons, Randall Perry James, Jeff James and Patrick James, all of Marion; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Perry James; her parents, Shellie and Timmie Jones Givans; four sisters; three brothers; and a grandson.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion  with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery. 

Fritts
Sallie Ann Fritts, 70, of Marion died March 13, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah.  
She was a member of Barnett Chapel Church.
Fritts is survived by her husband, Joseph Fritts of Marion; a son, Troy Fritts of Marion; a daughter, Sue Shelton of Salem; four sisters, Barbara Riley, Nora Belt, Marie Redd and Paula Marshall, all of Marion; four brothers, Charles Tinsley, Rocky Tinsley and Steve Tinsley, all of Marion, and Michael Tinsley of Vienna, Va.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Virginia Tinsley.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in White's Chapel Cemetery.

McClure
Martha Jane McClure, 82, of Marion died March 13, 2015, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab Center.
She was a homemaker and member of Frances Baptist Church.
McClure is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Ann Kirk of Marion; two sons, Billie Edward McClure and Charles W. McClure, both of Marion; a sister, Pauline “Poppy” Brown of Marion; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert R. McClure; her parents, Ezra and Bertha Williams Moran; and two brothers.
Funeral services were Monday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Frances Cemetery. 

Fraliex

Wanda Fraliex, 73, of Eddyville, died March 23, 2015, at Caldwell Medical Center inPrinceton.
She was born Oct. 23, 1941, in Winchester, Ky. She was a custodian with Lyon County School District and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Lyon County.
Fraliex is survived by two sons, Bruce (Suzanne) Fraliex of Nashville, Tenn., and Bryan Fraliex of Eddyville; two brothers, J.C. Terry and Ray Terry, both of Winchester; a sister, Ann Tubes of Winchester; three grandsons, Brandon Fraliex, Randy Fraliex and Joshua Fraliex; and a great-grandson, Joseph Fraliex.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ford and Nannies Louise Terry; and three sisters, Reba Asborne, Sue Jeremiah and Mary Moore.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Prnceton with Bro. Mark Faughn officiating. Burial will be in Fredonia Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until funeral today at the funeral home.

Nichols
Robert Clifton Nichols, 75, of Eddyville died March 21, 2015, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.  
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended Higher Power Church of Eddyville.
Nichols is survived by his wife, Dortha Nichols of Eddyville; two sons, Tony Nichols and Scotty Nichols, both of Marion; two stepdaughters, Debbie Heady of Belleville, Ill., and Kim York of Owensboro; a stepson, Dempsey York of Eddyville; a sister, Evelyn Kirk of Marion; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mount Zion Cemetery.

Summers

Gene Summers, 76, of Marion died March 22, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired from the Marion unit of the Kentucky National Guard and former Crittenden County Jailer. He was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Summers is survived by his wife, Maudie Summers of Marion; two daughters, Gina Summers and Marcie Conger, both of Marion; a granddaughter, Macie Conger of Marion; two brothers, Jack Summers of Florida and William Summers of Smithland; three sisters, Peggy Gilland of Paducah, Sarah Bailey of Murray and Pat Wicker of Kuttawa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Kathryn Summers.
Graveside services were Tuesday at Repton Cemetery in Marion.
Donations may be made to: Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 585 Sugar Grove Church Road, Marion, KY 42064; or Repton Cemetery, Seminary Loop Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Boone
David Bruce Boone, 39, of Grand Rivers, formerly of the Mexico community in Crittenden County, died March 17, 2015, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton.
He was a welder at Bailey Port in Calvert City.
Boone is survived by his wife, Katie Boone of Grand Rivers; a daughter, Faith Turner; four sons, Ryan Turner, Travis Boone, Wyatt Boone and Keenan Boone, all of Grand Rivers; his father, Bruce Conger of Erlington, Ky.; his stepfather, Boyd Smith of Nebo; a stepbrother, Steve Smith of Manatoo; and two stepsisters, Katrina Florea and Marinda Cain, both of Madisonville. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Boone Smith.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Gary Murray officiating.

Tabor
Larry Glenn Tabor, 52, of Hobart, Ind., died March 12, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hobart.
He was a union carpenter in northwest Indiana.
Tabor is survived by three children, Krystal Tabor-Blocker of Dyer, Ind., and Casey Tabor and Ashley Tabor, both of Hobart; two sisters, Marie O’Brien of Hobart and Nancy Guess of Salem; a brother, David Tabor of Hobart; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Tabor and Everett James Tabor; and his parents, James and Helen Church Tabor.
Funeral services were Sunday at Salem Methodist Church with Rev. Junior Deason officiating. Burial was in New Union Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

Phelps
Phyllis Phelps, 66, of Fredonia died March 22, 2015, at her home following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Hopkins County. She was retired from York International. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Fredonia and Shady Grove Eastern Star.
Phelps is survived by her husband, Roger Phelps of Fredonia; three sons, Steven Keith Hallman of Burgin, Ky., Adam (Samantha) Phelps of Dupont, Wash., and Joel (Dana) Phelps of Enterprise, Ala.; two daughters, Mellissa Teague of Madisonville and Lori Teague of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; two brothers, Richard (Tammy) Conyers and Phil Conyers, both of Madisonville; two sisters, Cynthia (James) Offutt and Rebecca (Tim) Brooks, both of Madisonville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Austin and Grace Huff Conyers.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Unity Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Sherrill officiating. He will be assisted by Dale Faughn. Burial will be in Asher Cemetery.
Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until funeral hour today at the church.
Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton is handling arrangements.

Sullivan
John L. "Jack" Sullivan, 87, formerly of Marion, died March 22, 2015, at Moses Care Givers in Valparaiso, Ind.  
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of Unity Baptist Church in Crayne.
Sullivan is survived by his daughter, Sherry Sullivan of Valparaiso; a son, Rocky Sullivan of Portage, Ind.; two sisters, Betty Uhl of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Linda Glenn of Portage; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Sullivan; his parents, James L. and Lula Pauline Sullivan; a son, Buck Sullivan; a grandson, Jacob Hennings; a granddaughter, Debra Pouch; a brother; and a sister.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. 
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


DeBoe
Elizabeth Ann DeBoe, 88, of Marion died March 25, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Marion.
She is survived by a son, William Marty Asbridge of Paducah; a daughter, Brenda Joyce Winders of Marion; a stepdaughter, Joyce Ray Standley of Owensboro; a sister, Dorothy “Dott” Hodge; a brother, Billy Duke Hodge; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, William Elzie Asbridge and Hubert DeBoe; a daughter, Frankie Helen Haney; and four brothers.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.


Eskew
Hazel M. Eskew, 84, of Marion died March 25, 2015, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She is survived by three daughters, Brenda (Mike) Taylor of Princeton, Judy (Steve) Dack of Lexington and Darlene Eskew of Marion; a son, Steve Eskew of Marion; six sisters, Mary Riley of Louisville, Nellie Johnson of Desoto, Texas, Dortha Mann of Lakeland, Fla., Carolyn Dooms of Marion, Sharon Richardson of Hanson and Wanda Gal of Calhoun, Ga.; two brothers, Robert Roberts of Marion and Gary Roberts of Eddy, Texas; two grandchildren, Jeff Butler and Shelley Taylor; and two great-grandchildren.
Eskew was preceded in death by her husband, Earl P. Eskew; her parents, Luther and Lucy Wesmoland Roberts; and a sister, Benny Roberts.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.



APRIL 2015

Hodge
Wanda Ruth Hodge, 67, of Marion died April 3, 2015, at River’s Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa. 
She was of the Christian faith and was a retired medical technician at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
Hodge is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Galante of Kansas and Kathleen Saunier of Lexington; her parents, Harold and Alpha Fuller Hodge of Marion; six brothers, Mike Hodge of Florida, Paul Hodge of Indiana, Mark Hodge of Frances and Reg Hodge, Tim Hodge and Greg Hodge, all of Marion; four sisters, Alfreda Wheeler, Mildred Hodge and Henrietta Ellington, all of Marion, and Brenda Farrow of Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Tim Burdon officiating. Burial was in Owen Cemetery.



Hodge
Harold Hayden Hodge, 94, of Marion died April 3, 2015, at his home near Frances.
He served in the U.S. Army at the 64th General Hospital during World War II. He was a retired steel worker and a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Hodge is survived by his wife, Alpha Ophelia Fuller Hodge of Marion; six sons, Mike (Vicki) Hodge of Florida, Paul (Jeannie) Hodge of Indiana, Mark (Christine) Hodge of Frances and Reg Hodge, Tim (Hope) Hodge and Greg (Carol) Hodge, all of Marion; four daughters, Alfreda (Wayne) Wheeler, Mildred Hodge and Henrietta Ellington, all of Marion, and Brenda (Tom) Farrow of Pennsylvania; a sister, Mildred Matthews of Missouri; a brother, Bruce Hodge of Hobart, Ind.; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Asel B. and Mary Edna Vinson Hodge; a daughter, Wanda Hodge; five brothers, Randal Hodge, Oscar Vinson Hodge, William Hodge, Wilbur Hodge and Rawels Hodge; and a sister, Josephine Corey.
Funeral services with military rites were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Tim Burdon officiating. Burial was in Owen Cemetery. 



Jones
Grace Hummel Jones, 93, of Marion died April 1, 2015, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Prior to retirement, she had been employed at the health department.
Jones is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Portia Goode Jones.
Graveside services were Tuesday in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Scottsville, Ky., with Rev. Todd Love officiating.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Koon
Rebecca Ann Koon, 67, of Marion died April 4, 2015, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin, Tenn.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness and a U.S. Army veteran.
Koon is survived by her husband of 39 years, Michael Koon; five sons, Randall Koon of Tacoma, Wash., Scott Koon of Denton, Texas, Bryan Koon of Union City, Tenn., Wade Koon of Wasilla, Alaska, and Eric Koon of Jackson, Tenn.; a daughter, Anna McClain of Marion; four sisters, Eugenia Mayo of Columbia, S.C., and Barbara Fix, Patricia Reece and Marsha Steppig, all of Columbia, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Grace Kettler Steppig.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Adam Kantrowitz officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Conway
Troy P. Conway, 82, of Sturgis died April 4, 2015, at his home.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a paratrooper. He was a retired coal miner who worked for Peabody Coal Co. and was a member of United Mine Workers of America.
Conway is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Conway of Sturgis; two sons, Troy Wayne (Jan) Conway of Sturgis and Randy (Nikki) Conway of Sturgis; three grandchildren, Travis Wayne Conway, Randi Dae Conway and Ashly Beth Conway; and a sister, Imogene Blood of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nezzie Conway; and two brothers, Roy and Shelby Conway.
Funeral services were Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Victor Hassell officiating. Burial was in Green Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Lourdes Hospice, 2855 Jackson St., Paducah, KY 42003.

Watson
Sidney Vernon Watson, 82, of Marion died April 2, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah. 
He was a self-employed painter and a member of Lola Baptist Church.
Watson is survived by his wife, Freda Watson of Marion; four sons, Mike Watson, Tim Watson and Randy Watson, all of Marion, and Danny Watson of Salem; a daughter, Rhonda Stratton of Kuttawa; a brother, Billy Watson of Hopkinsville; two sisters, Mary Belle Smead of Pawpaw, Mich., and Laureen Maynard of Salem; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Lawson and Ruby Truitt; and his parents, Sidney Watson and Tidie Roger.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Bennie Chandler officiating. Burial was in Love Cemetery.

Floyd
Kenneth Ray Floyd, 67, of Marion died April 8, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was born Dec. 19, 1947, in Marion. He was a retired manager of Five Star Food Mart in Marion. 
Floyd is survived by his wife, Marcia Floyd of Marion; two sons, Tony Floyd of Marion and Kevin Floyd of Princeton, Ind.; a daughter, Krista Floyd of Scotch Plains, N.J.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Erma Vaughn Floyd; and three brothers.
A celebration of life wake was held Sunday at Fohs Hall in Marion.
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah was in charge of arrangements. 

Washer
Mary E. Washer, 91, of DeLand, Fla., formerly of Shady Grove, died April 6, 2015, in Florida.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Morgan of DeBary, Fla., and Brenda Harding of Lebanon, Tenn.; a son, Winfred Washer of Lafayette, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Washer of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Washer was preceded in death by a son; a sister; and her parents, Richard Roscoe and Minnie Jane Hunt Pickens.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Marion.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of local arrangements.

Dalton
John Edward Dalton, 70, of Marion died April 8, 2015, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield, Ind.
He attended Barnett Chapel Church.
Dalton is survived by his sons, John Dalton of Paducah and William E. Dalton of Greenfield; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. Dalton; his parents, Waymon and Edna Dalton; and two brothers.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Whites Chapel Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, Kaden Tower-Civic Center, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.

Gilbert
Harlan L. Gilbert, 87, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Crittenden County, died April 7, 2015, at Deaconess VNA Plus Home Care & Hospice Center in Evansville.
He was born April 9, 1927, in Marion. He was an Army veteran, serving in the medical corps at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He retired from Zenith Corp. and had also worked at Chrysler.
Gilbert is survived by three sons, Ricky Gilbert, Randy (Martha) Gilbert and Roger Gilbert; two grandchildren; a brother, Glen (Pearl) Gilbert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Gilbert; his parents, Charlie and Elma Davis Gilbert; and a sister, Berna Conger.
Funeral services were Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home-North Chapel in Evansville. Burial was in Locust Hill Cemetery in Evansville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Conger
Charlotte Ann Conger, 73, of Fredonia died April 14, 2015, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion. 
She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Fredonia.
Conger is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dale Conger of Fredonia; a daughter, Terry Sherrell of Fredonia; a son, Tony Sherrell of Marion; a sister, Janet Lyles of Reidland; five brothers, James N. LaRue of Lyon County, John W. LaRue of Florida, Larry Joe LaRue of Mayfield and Bobby LaRue and Roger LaRue, both of Marion; four grandchildren, Chelsea E. Sherrell, Sara Keatan Sherrell, Caitlin E. Sherrell and Alex Kayanne Travelstead; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Rayanne Travelstead and Bailey Raylyn Travelstead.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Jasper and Fannie Louise Cash LaRue; and a daughter-in-law, Molly Anne Williams Sherrell. 
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.  
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Gilland
J.D. Gilland, 91, of Salem died April 17, 2015, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired boilermaker, a member of New Union General Baptist Church in Salem and a 60-year member of Carrsville Masonic Lodge 812.
Gilland is survived by his wife of more than 72 years, Wilma Jean Hosick Gilland of Salem; a daughter, Donna (Dennis) Gipson of Prosper, Texas; two sons, Rick (Veronica) Gilland of Sturgis and Doug Gilland of Somerset, Wisc.; a sister, Dorothy Crawford of Smithland; six grandchildren, Jason, Bobby, Kimi, Christie, Kayla and Russell; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Rena Croft Gilland; a brother; and seven sisters.
Funeral services with military honors were Wednesday at New Union Baptist Church. Burial was in New Union Cemetery in Salem. 
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to: New Union Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

McEuen

Donald Lee McEuen, 70, of Beaver Dam, formerly of Crittenden County, died April 14, 2015, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford.
He was born May 9, 1944, in Crittenden County. He worked as a police officer for the Beaver Dam Police Department, then went on to work as a maintenance supervisor for the Beaver Dam Housing Authority. He retired in 2013 from the Ohio County Sherriff’s Department where he was a police detective. He was the past master of the Beaver Dam Masonic Lodge 420 F&AM, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and was a U.S. Army veteran.
McEuen is survived by his wife, Sandra McEuen of Beaver Dam; a daughter, Ashley Watson of Beaver Dam; a son, Chris Watson of Owensboro; a stepdaughter, Kim (Donald) Hill of Sandborn, Ind.; a sister, Lenore Drennan of Paducah; two grandchildren, Canaan Watson-Upton and Addaleigh Watson-Upton; a step-grandchild, Ashley Roberts; and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Mildred McEuen.
Funeral services were Friday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam with military honors provided by the Wesley Phelps Honor Guard. Masonic services were held last Thursday.

Stalion
Jack L. Stalion, 71, of Hobart, Ind., formerly of Crittenden County, died April 15, 2015, at Southlake Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Ind.
He was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Evansville, Ind. He worked in production maintenance at U.S. Steel and retired in 2008. He was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church in Crittenden County and American Legion Post 260 in Portage, Ind. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War era.
Stalion is survived by a son, Christopher (Michele) Stalion of Valparaiso, Ind.; two daughters, Pamela Tojek of Buffalo, N.Y., and Tracy (Ken) Kissner of Lexington, S.C.; six grandchildren; a brother, James E. Stalion of Portage; a sister, Patricia K. (Paul) Zbyrowski of Hobart; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Pigg Stalion; his parents, John E. and Kathryn Beard Stalion; a brother, John Stalion; and a sister, Virginia Ordway.
Funeral services were Monday at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with Pastor Bob Burton officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park in Hobart.

Smith
Dawn Michelle Smith, 49, of Marion died April 17, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was a homemaker and of the Presbyterian faith.
Smith is survived by a son, Casey Tyler Woodall of Marion; her father, Donald Perry Lanham of Marion; her sister, Christina Workman of Marion; a brother, Michael Thomas Lanham of Marion; and a grandson.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sherrie Ann Turley Lanham.
Cremation has been chosen by the family.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling the arrangements. Services are pending at a later date.

Knoth
Toby Wood Knoth, 82, of Marion died April 19, 2015, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab in Marion.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Knoth of Marion; a son, Curtis Knoth of Marion; two daughters, Sharon Winders of Sturgis and Jeretta Haire of Marion; a sister, Judy Newton of Grand Rivers; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Knoth was preceded in death by his parents, Solon and Hattie Knoth.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Templeton
Christopher M. Templeton, 33, of Clay died April 20, 2015, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Ind.
He was a member of Diamond Baptist Church and Alpha Tau Omega.
Templeton is survived by his parents, Mike and Rita Templeton of Clay; a brother, Kenny (Bridgette) Templeton of Clay; three sisters, Heather (Thomas) Turnage of Springfield, Tenn., Ginny Templeton of Claremont, Calif., and Valerie Allmond of Claremont; two grandmothers; two nephews; and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James A. Templeton and Lafe Linzy; and a niece, Jocelyn "Jocey" Turnage.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Teitloff
Ishmel Loyal Teitloff, 64, of Salem died April 21, 2015, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
He was born Aug. 9, 1950. He was a singer, songwriter and enjoyed performing.
Teitloff is survived by three brothers, Billy Teitloff of Calvert City, Randell Teitloff of Jonesboro, Ark., and Jerry Teitloff of Possum Trot; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Teitloff; and his parents, James W. and Thelma Curnel Teitloff.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.