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JANUARY 2017

Lougee
Chad Micheal Lougee, 43, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital. He was a member of the Marion Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Surviving is his wife, Patti Lougee of Marion.
A memorial service will be held at later date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.


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Bettie Cannon Garcia, 76, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at Tristar Centennial Center in  Nashville.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Evansville, Ind.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph Garcia of Clarksville; son, Donald Cannon of Clarksville; daughters, Bridget Porter and Cathy (Tim) Deller, both of Evansville, and Sharon (Anthony) McDonald of Marion; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, J.E. Cannon; and her parents, Moses and Kate Belt Mitchell.
Services were Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Martin
Rebecca June Martin, 76, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
Arrangements are incomplete at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.
Lewis
Larry Johnson “Lap” Lewis, 71 of Sturgis died Saturday, Jan. 7,  2017 at his residence in rural Union County.
He retired from Peabody Coal Company on December 27, 2007 after 37 years.  He enjoyed dancing, camping, fishing, hunting and watching his grandsons play basketball.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marcia Lewis of Sturgis; two sons Chad Lewis (Amie) of Sturgis and Darek (Shannon) Lewis of Sebree; four grandsons, Ty, Barrett, Mason and Daylan; a granddaughter Camdyn; two sisters, Olivia (Bob) Hillyard of Marion and Judi Thompson of Ledbetter; a brother, Bobby Joe (Rosene) of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Tuesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Rev. Brad Tucker officiating. Memorials may be made to the Webster County Boys’ Varsity Basketball program in memory of Daylan's Grandfather, “Lappy.”

Foley
Meta Mae Schneckloth Foley, 68,  died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.
Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Giamba (Dennis Lamar) of West Liberty, Iowa; two sisters, Linda Schneckloth of Marion and Nancy Schneckloth of Nichols, Iowa; five brothers, Bill Schneckloth of Marion, Raymond Schneckloth of Nichols, Iowa, Leonard Schneckloth of West Liberty, Iowa, Lloyd Schneckloth of Nichols, Iowa and Timmy Schneckloth of Wilton, Iowa; three grandchildren, Shelby (Cody) Dusenberry of Atalissa, Iowa, Brandon (TyAnh) Cruise of West Liberty, Iowa and Jenna Giamba of West Liberty; a great-grandchild, Peyton Jo (Peytie) Dusenberry of Atalissa, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Wilma Schneckloth.
At the family’s request, a private service will be held at a later date with Gilbert Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Millikan
Otis L. Millikan, 84, of Marion died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.  He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and Marion Masonic Lodge #256.
Survivors include his sons, Darron and David Millikan both of Marion; grandchildren, Zoe Williams of Tallahasee, Fla., and Seth, Teague and Raylee Millikan, all of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Millikan; daughter, Sandy Williams; grandson, Damon Millikan; parents, Otis Lloyd and Margaret Millikan; and brother, Doug Millikan.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 7 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Walton-Martin
Rebecca June Walton-Martin, 76, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Unity General Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughters, Belinda Kay Scott (Tommy) of Jonesboro, Ark., and Beth Ann Belt (Bobby) of Marion; son, Jeff Lester of Marion; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Vilas Walton and Roger Martin; granddaughter, Brittany Deshae Lester Hinchee; brother, Jack Dunning; sisters, Betty Davis and Donna Wilbanks Davis; and parents, Ralph and Mamie Guill Dunning.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 14 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Chaplain Brent Easton officiating. Burial was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Hunt
Mary Helen Hunt, 98, of Princeton, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Princeton Health and Rehab.  She was a member of Marion General Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sisters, Juanita Hillyard of Fredonia and Lucille Kamensky of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eston “Buck” Hunt; son, Marvin E. Hunt; parents, James Albert and Cora Shinall; brothers, Jesse and Luther “Toot” Shinall; and sisters, Rantha Newman, Flossie Dyer and Ethel Hunt.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Brown
Vernetta Myers Tabor Brown, 92,  of Fredonia died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a Christian and fellowshipped with Fredonia First Baptist Church and Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of Rosie the Riveter and worked at Serville in Evansville, Ind., as a riveter during World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Gail (Jerry) Brown of Fredonia and Kaye (Doug) Phelps of Fredonia; six grandchildren, Shane Perkins, Justin (Hope) Perkins, Amy (Chad) Driskill, JaLynn (John Paul) Rowland, Ashley (Matt) Cavanah, Derek (Emmili) Perkins; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse H. and Pearl Allen Myers, four sisters, Mary Lou Gerrard, Dorothy June Myers, Janie Barnett and Martha Belt; five brothers, Kenneth Myers, Edwin Greer, Randall Myers, Cotton Myers and Gilbert Myers; and a great grandson, Laikin Kale Rowland.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Caleb Perkins officiating. Burial was at Mexico Church Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Memorials may be made to The Laikin Kale Rowland Evangelist Fund, c/o Fredonia First Baptist Church, PO Box 123, Fredonia KY 42411 or the charity of your choice.

Martin
Kenneth Wayne Martin, 74, of Clay died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at his home.
He was of the Baptist faith and a retired coal miner.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Gladiola Martin of Clay; sons, Steven and John Martin both of Clay; daughters, Dianne (Don) Lundy of Marion, Peggy (Gary) Cooper of Marion, Glenda (Marion) Jones of Blackford, Tracey Gamblin of Owensboro, Karen (Tony) Johnson of Beulah, and Amy Beth Martin of Madisonville; a brother, Donald Ray Martin of Marion; a sister, Linda Flavell of Henderson; 13 grandchildren, a great-grandchild; six nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernis and Myrtle Martin.
Services are were Sunday, Jan. 15 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Blackford Cemetery.

Franklin
Josh “Frank” Franklin, 28, of Paducah died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
He was a graduate of Crittenden County High School.  While there, he was given the nickname “Frank the Tank” for his bruising style of play from the fullback position.  He was always competitive in the sports he played, and that competitiveness carried over to all aspects of his life.
Franklin was adventurous by nature, enjoying riding four-wheelers, canoeing, white-water rafting, playing in Massac Creek with his son Brody or any activity that involved being outdoors. His main hobby was wheeling and dealing of both houses and cars where he was always in search of striking the best deal. Franklin was a lineman for Jackson Purchase Energy Corp., and he enjoyed every day that he was granted to be able to provide his service.  He was a member of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Paducah, and most importantly, he was a devoted son, husband and father.
Surviving are his wife, Christa Bakemeier Franklin; two children, Brody and Lindee Franklin; his parents, Curtis and Dee Ann Franklin of Paducah; a sister, Jenna Franklin of Paducah; his grandparents, Linda and Bill Phelps of Fredonia; and his father and mother-in-law, Doreen and Charlie Bakemeier of Surprise, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas and Carolyn Franklin; and grandfather Gary Blackburn.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan., 21 at Heartland Worship Center with Rev. Drew Gray and John Sutton officiating.  Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fallen Lineman Foundation, fallenlinemanfoundation.com or through gofundme.com/injured-lineman-josh-franklin.
Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah was in charge of arrangements.

Clark
Judith A. Clark, 73, of Valdosta, Ga., died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at Langdale Hospice House following a brief illness.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Jr., and Susan Clark of Manorville, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and James Taylor of Chapin, S.C.; four grandchildren, Thomas Donald Clark III of Columbus, Ohio, Sean Clark and Connor Clark, both of Manorville, N.Y., and Audrey Taylor of Chapin, S.C..
She was preceded in death by her husband and partner of 47 years, Thomas Donald Clark Sr.; and her siblings, Jean Munna and Paul Peterson.
A memorial service for Mr. and Mrs. Clark will be held at a later date in Eastport, N.Y.
Carson McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

Stucker
Bettie Sue Stucker, 82, of Paducah died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Baptist Health.
She was self-employed and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her son, Mike Short of Wheatfield, Ind.; three daughters, Dianna O’Shaughnessy of Calvert City, Cheri Bell of Paducah, and Kristi Wilson of Carbondale, Ill.; a sister, Mildred Oliver of Calvert City; nine grandchildren, Beth Lax, Kris Robertson, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, John O’Shaughnessy, Jimmy Joe Dunn, Amber Thorton, Jessa Burkhart, Justin Short, Cassidy Patton; eight great-grandchildren; and three nieces from Calvert City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion Moore and Reba (Kimsey) Dalton; husband, Kenneth Stucker; a brother, John Moore; a son, Danny Lee Short.
Services were Sunday, January 22 at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with Bro. Ronnie Blair officiating.

Funkhouser
Garnett T. Funkhouser, 77, of Salem died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Arrangements are in care of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem

 
Spillman
Steven R. Spillman, 59, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
He was a member of Life In Christ Church, Fraternal Order of Police, the regional representative for Citizens Foster Care Review Board, Board of Directors for Habitat For Humanity in Union County, innkeeper at Grace House Bed and Breakfast and an avid hunter.
He was a deputy and K9 officer for the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department from December 1994 to July 1997. Spillman was a Marion Police Department officer from July 1997 to March 2003 and a campus policeman at Murray State University from March 2003 to May 2005. He served as a deputy at the Calloway County Sheriff’s Department from May 2005 to December 2008. While serving as a deputy at Calloway, he was injured on duty but continued to work light duty until September 14, 2009. From January 2009 until September 2009, he was Interim Chief for the Sturgis Police Department.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Woodall of Marion; daughter, Jennifer Ann (Chandler) Nelson of Sturgis; son, Jason Robert (Whitley) Spillman of Marion; step-children, John Imboden of Radcliffe, Ky., and Jesse Imboden of Marion; parents, Robert Jerome and Roberta Jeanene Spillman of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ayden and Levi Spillman and Finlee and Riker Nelson; brothers, Tony Spillman of Hendersonville, Tenn., and David Spillman of Princeton; and sisters, Jeanene Spillman and Julie Grannon, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 21 at Life In Christ Church in Marion.
Memorials may be made to Life In Christ Food Handout Ministry, P.O. Box 296, Marion, KY 42064.
 

Davenport 
Denny Davenport, 60, of Kuttawa died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
He was a member of Twin Lakes Worship Center in Benton, VFW, American Legion and Elks Club.  He was a retired truck driver with state and county transportation departments a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Kentucky National Guard with a total of 29 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Bobbie Lee Bellew Davenport, Kuttawa; a brother, Tom Davenport, Kuttawa; two sisters, Debbie Davenport, Kuttawa and Donna Davenport, Navarre, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Robbie Davenport; a son, Dennis Lee Davenport; and a brother, Teddie Davenport.
 Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27 at Lakeland Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Eddyville. Funeral services are at 1 p.m.,  Saturday, Jan. 28 at the funeral home with Rev. Jeremy Short officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in Dycusburg Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Memorials may be made to Sunrise Children’s Service for Glendale Center, P.O. Box 1429, Mt. Washington, KY 40047  or Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Cloyd
Miss Sarah Margaret Cloyd, 89, of Princeton died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City.
She was a former employee of Moore Business Forms in Marion and a member of Salem Methodist Church. She attended Ogden Methodist Church in Princeton.
Surviving are sister-in-law, Mary Cloyd of Princeton; two nieces, Ann Walker of Kuttawa and Brenda Satterfield of Princeton; two nephews, Rick Cloyd of Paducah and Greg Cloyd of Hutson, Ohio; nine great-nieces and nephews; and nine great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Glee Fox and Virginia Cloyd; two brothers, Thomas Lee Cloyd and Millard Hume Cloyd; a niece, Tracy Beach; and her parents, Burr T. and Winnie Hume Cloyd.
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services.  Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Lee
David John Lee, 67, of Fredonia, formerly of Livonia, Mich., died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at his home.
He was retired from General Motors and was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Violet Fay Lee of Fredonia; children, Jason Loranze Lee of Plymouth, Mich., and Shiela (Christopher) Lee-Schick of Livonia, Mich.; brothers, Roger Lee of Livonia, Mich., and Harold Lee of Virginia; sisters, Nancy Klemhammer of Birmingham, Mich., and Jeri Kelly of Milford, Mich.; and grandchildren, Jason Loranze Lee II, Austin James Schick, Cheyenne Ryan Schick and Evin Christopher Schick.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert Raymond and Shirley Marie Lee; brother, Russell Lee; and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Jo Lee.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia, Mich.
Michigan services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday Feb. 2 at Harris Funeral Home in Livonia. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or Disabled American Veterans, 1133 Murray St., Paducah, KY 42003.

Bell
Louis Clifton Bell, 77, of Marion died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was a printing press operator and member and deacon at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Amy Newcom Bell of Marion; son, Kenneth Louis (Sandi) Bell of Marion; daughter, Karen (Shawn) Stinnett of Marion; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a  niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Anderson and Ollie Gertrude Conger Bell; and brothers, Herbert, Wendell and Paul Bell.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday between the hours of 5-8 p.m., and starting at 9 a.m., on Thursday.
 

Chandler
 Thomas A. Chandler, 70, Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a retired boilermaker and a 45-year union boilermaker with Local 40 in Elizabethtown, a U.S. Navy veteran, 1964  Crittenden County High School graduate, member of the Marion VFW and American Legion, member of First Baptist Church of Fredonia where he was a church greeter and worked in the food bank and he was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Charlotte Rushing Chandler of Marion; son, Chad (Lorye) Chandler of Colona, Ill.; sister, Effie Belle Dykstra of St. Petersburg, Fla.; niece, Mary Belle Dykstra of St. Petersburg, Fla.; mother-in-law, Marie Rushing of Henderson; sister-in-laws, Brenda (Larry) Samuel, Teresa (Howard) Hughes, Anita (Tim) Pritchett and Linda (Jerry) Thacker; nieces and nephews, Tony (Lisa) Qualls, Heather (Loren) Champion, Holly (Chad) Lewis, Kennedy Hughes, Ethan and Braxton Lewis; special friends, Steve and Sherry Rogers; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Emily Andrews Chandler; brother, Leroy Chandler; nephew, Billy Roy Chandler; and sister-in-law, Barbara Qualls.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. Boilermakers rites were given at the funeral home and military rites at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Fredonia First Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 123, Fredonia, KY 42411.

Hamilton
Oma Evelyn Hamilton, 99, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rodney and Edna Stephenson; husband, Aubrey Hamilton; a brother, Don Stephenson; a sister, Cloyce Hughes; and nephews, Ronnie and Lowell Hughes.
Graveside services were Friday, Feb. 3 at Mapleview Cemetery. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Berry
James Martin “Marty” Berry Jr., 54, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Ann Berry of Marion; a son, James Martin Berry III of Evansville, Ind.; daughters, Sheena Rushing and Savannah Berry, both of Marion; parents, James Martin and Wanda Doom Berry Sr. of Marion; brothers, Jerry Berry and Joseph Berry, both of Marion and Jack Berry of Murray; and sister, Barbara Stewart of Leitchfield, Ky.
Services were Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.
 

Koons 
David Neil Koons, 72, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
He was retired from Enola Railroad in Enola, Penn., and a self-employed carpenter.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era and was of the Christian faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Lilly of Shermansdale, Penn.; a grandchild, Ashley Lilly; a great-grandchild, Keela Brianna Grace Baer; niece, Gladys Koons Lancaster, two additional nieces; and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert B. and Helen (Rutledge) Koons; two sisters; and a brother.
Memorial services will be held at a future date at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Marysville, Penn.
Memorials may be made to Crittenden County Animal Shelter in Marion, Ky., or to any viable cancer charity.
Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah was in charge of arrangements.