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JANUARY 2016

Newcom
Ronald David Newcom, 57, of Clay died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at his home.
He attended Grace Baptist Church in Clay.
Surviving are a daughter, Calista Lovan of Clay; a sister, Brenda Harris of Clay; two brothers, John Newcom and Bobby Newcom of Marion; and three grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay with Bro. Larry Williams officiating. Burial was at White Oak Cemetery in Clay.
Memorials may be made to David Newcom Memorial Fund, c/o United Bank, P.O. Box 488, Clay, KY 42404.


Hodge
Larry Wayne Hodge, 55, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.
He was born in Smyrna,
Tenn., to Carolyn Gail Arflack, formerly of Marion, and the late Lt. Col. Larry Gene Hodge.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Michelle Dallas Hodge; sons, Zachary Hodge of Zurich, Switzerland and Travis Hodge of Clarksville; a sister, Melinda Hodge of Clarksville; a brother David (Desiree) Hodge of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.
Hodge was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, Ark.) in 1978. Soon after, the family settled in Clarksville. He was a 30-year veteran of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, where he served for 20 years as an investigator.
Services were Friday, Jan. 8 at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Lannom officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Gregory
Nina Elaine Gregory, 71, of Marion died Wednesday, Jan.  13, 2016 at her home.
She was a member of Bay Valley Methodist Church, attended Vienna High School, Paducah Junior College in 1962 and University of Kentucky in 1986. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and is a Kentucky Colonel.
Gregory worked in the healthcare industry for 32 years becoming chief financial officer and another 18 years in business becoming a senior accountant at the Carson Art Center in Paducah. Over the years, Gregory had received many letters of accommodation from the Kentucky Hospital Association-Advanced. She was a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Institute of Professional Bookeepers Community Service.
Surviving are her husband John Gregory and children, Sheri Gregory and David Gregory, all of Marion; and a sister, Nancy Slack of Grantsburg, Ill..
Gregory was preceded in death by her parents, George Louis and Charlene Estes Slack.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 16 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Guess
Marie Evangela Guess, 75, of Smithland died Jan. 12, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Thomas Lester Guess of Smithland; daughters, Sherry Lasher of Hampton, Tammy Dunning of Hampton,  and Rita Tabor of Calvert City; sister, Shirley Porter of Paducah; and grandchildren Amelia Tabor, Sydney Lasher, Brandy Johnson and Dalton Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Graves Hall and Katherine Farmer; sisters, Christine Alvey and Rosemary Herndon; brothers, Lewis Hall, Willard Hall, J.D. Hall and Thomas Hall.
Services were Friday, Jan. 15 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.  Burial was at Tiline Cemetery.

Hansen
Funeral services for Juanita Kirk Hansen, 80, of Salem, were at Boyd Funeral Home in Salem on Sunday, Jan. 17 with burial at Salem Cemetery.
Hansen was a member of Lola Pentecostal Church. She retired from the medical field which included over 20 years with Family Practice Clinic. After retirement,  Hansen spent her golden years caring for her beloved husband and family.
 She went home to be with Jesus and her departed loved ones on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 2:25 a.m., at Crittenden Hospital in Marion. She had resided several months at Salem Springlake Care Center.
 She is survived by two sons, Ray Hansen and wife Maria of Cleveland Tenn., Todd Hansen (Veronica) of Salem; grandchildren, Ashley (Derek) Vinson of Lawton, Okla., Emily (Kris) Swift of Brownwood, Texas and Kyle (Lindsey) Hansen of Hickory, Ky.; six step-grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Hansen was preceded in death by her parents Bice and Odie Jane Kirk; her husband of over 50 years Maxie Hansen; and eight brothers and sisters.
 Condolences may left be left on line at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Williams
Stella Louise Aders Williams, 66, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She attended Miracle Word Church.   
Surviving are her daughters, Carolyn Graham and Michelle Belcher, both of Marion; sons, Timothy Ray Williams of Marion and Claude Raymond Williams III of Springfield, Mo.; brothers, Eddie and Billy Van Hooser, both of Tell City, Ind.; sisters, Mildred Lechner of Tell City, Ind., Dorothy Laswell of English, Ind., and Muriel Smitt of Evansville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude R. Williams II; daughter, Edith Rose Wells; three sisters; and a brother.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Freedom Cemetery.

Dunbar
Betty Sue Dunbar, 77, of Fredonia died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at her home after a long illness.  She was a homemaker, a farmer with Dunbar Farms and a 1957 graduate of Caldwell County High School.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her husband, David Dunbar; a son, Charles Ray Dunbar (Robin) of Fredonia; a daughter, Laura Ann Brandon (Lester) of Princeton; five grandchildren:  Joni Dowell, Bethany Edwards (Matthew), Amy Mullins (Cory), Jonathan Dunbar and Kristen Dunbar; five great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Brandon, Jacob Tabor, Elijah Tabor, Annaleigh Edwards and Easton Edwards; and a sister, Sylvia Spurlock Thurman (Jim) of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents Regional Ray and Mary Florence Cotton Spurlock.
 Services were Monday, Jan. 18 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Jeff Boone officiating, assisted by Rev. Dean Ray. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
 Memorials may be made to Gideon's International,  c/o David Mitchell, 9275 Cadiz Road, Princeton, KY  42445; Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY  42240; or Caldwell County Home Health, 1310 Hwy. 62W, Princeton, KY  42445.

Loveless
Jordan Tyrae Loveless, 16, of Hampton died Friday, Jan. 16, 2016.
He was a sophomore at Livingston Central High School and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his parents, Deitra Loveless and Larry Sims of Hampton; sister, Jacie Loveless of Hampton; brothers, Jaydon Loveless and Jackson Loveless, both of Hampton; uncle, Derek Loveless of Cadiz; paternal grandmother, Pam Sims of Madisonville; maternal grandparents, Larry Loveless of Sturgis, and Shelia Lawson of Cadiz; great-grandmothers, Janetta Jackson of Burna and Edna Grace Loveless of Mexico, Ky.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in by death by great-grandfathers, D.C. Loveless and Floyd Jackson.
Services are a 2 p.m., Thursday, January 21 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Bro. Timothy Sprouse officiating.  Burial will be at Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation was scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Hearell
Stuart L. Hearell, 59, died Dec. 25, 2015 in Scottsville, Ky.
Surviving are his step-father, Gene Lundstrom of Salem; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Randolf Hearell and Jean L. Tucker Hearell Lundstrom; paternal grandparents, Earnest and Katie Willis Hearell; and maternal surrogate grandparents, Holava and Sylvia Shuecraft.
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 16 at Lola Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Rev. John East officiating.  Cremains will be interred at the cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Armstrong
Tony Armstrong, 56, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at his home.
Surviving are his son, Shane Armstrong of Marion; and parents, Charlene and Gary Armstrong of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Leslie Don Armstrong; and brother, Troy Armstrong.
Services were Monday Jan. 18 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Love Cemetery.


Gregory
Leona Gregory, 90, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at her home in Tucson.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her daughter, Patti Gregory of Tucson; sons, Bill Gregory of Marion and Richard Gregory of Tucson; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie Gregory; parents, Richard and Rosie Hopkins; and several brothers and sisters.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 24 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with burial at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101.

Barnett
Elaine Cheryl Barnett, 60, of Burna died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Lourdes Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
Barnett was a member of Pinckneyville Baptist Church. She was a retired custodian for Crittenden County High School.
Surviving are her cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Patty Ann Sunderland; and parents, Elbert and Edna Mae Sunderland.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 24 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Jim Wring and Bro. Gerald Cannon officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Fricker
Jerry Dean Fricker, 72, of Elizabethtown, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
He was the owner and operator of Fricker’s Machine Shop and Salvage, and also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.
Surviving are children, Marshall (Pam) Fricker, Jerry Thomas (Jessica) Fricker, Jose (Gideon) Frailey, Dallas Fricker and Jessie Dean Fricker; grandchildren, Karli Mone, Ashton Moore, Brandon Fricker, Williams Bowers, Colten Cowsert and Conrad Cowsert.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Freeda Fricker; parents, Marshall and Mamie Fricker; and a daughter, Marrisa Lynn Bowers.
Hardin County Funeral Services Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Services were Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Hardin County School Gymnasium with Bro. Herman Hutson officiating.  Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Clark 

Melba Belt Clark, 100, of Radcliff, Ky., formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at Signature of North Hardin in Radcliff.
She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Marion.
Surviving are daughters, Marilyn Shake of Radcliff,  and Betty Nix of Louisville; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Audus R. Belt; second husband, Charles Clark; son, Bill Belt; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Mapleview Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
 

Conger
Johnnie Lou Conger, 83, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Jonna Leslie Lizak of Trenton, Mich., and Rita Perry of Marion; son, Dennis James Conger of Livingston County; brother, Pat McClure of Marion; sisters, Dot Doom of Marion, Dorcus Kline of Ohio and Joe Jones of Ohio; two grandchildren; an aunt, June Duvall of Madisonville; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren,
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas James Conger; parents, Leslie and Dollie McClure; two brothers; and a sister.
Services are at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Dycusburg Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m., until service time Friday.

Harrison
Juanita Frank Alvis Harrison, 97, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker and prior to retirement had been an Avon representative and manager at Dairy Queen.
Harrison was a member of Marion Baptist Church and Crooked Creek Extension Homemakers Club.
Surviving are daughters, Glenda Lee Chandler of Marion and Margaret Jane Trout of Clarksville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Alvis; a second husband, William Henry Harrison; a son, John Richard Alvis; parents, Frank and Ella Utley Higgins; three sisters; and two grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 23 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial  at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Crittenden County Health & Rehabilitation Center,  Resident’s Activity Fund 201 Watson Street, Marion, KY 42064.


Brown
Clara Bell Brown, 88, of Marion died Jan. 25, 2016 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
Brown loved her grandchildren and her family held a special place in her heart.  Her leisure enjoyments included quilting, reading and puzzle books. She was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are her son, Jerald Evans Brown (Sandi) of Portage Ind.; sisters, Edna Kinnis of Salem and Elaine Brasher of Evansville Ind.; brother, Aubrey “Junior” Guess of Marion; grandchildren, Jerald M. Brown (Carrie) and Brian E. Brown (Cathy); great-grandchildren, Troy Brown, Trent Brown, Aubrey Brown and Claire Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Calvin E. Brown; daughter, Carolyn Ann Brown; parents, Aubrey Guess and Ina Campbell Guess; sister, Jean Clevidence; and brother, Raymond Guess.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 30 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Donnie Howton officiating. Burial was at Asbridge Cemetery.

Jent
Darrell Glenn Jent, 71, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in Palmetto, Fla.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Jent of Marion; a daughter, Serena (Eddie) Dickerson of Marion; a son, Derrick Jent of Winter Haven, Fla.; three grandchildren, Brittany Tabor of Nashville, Tenn., Noah Dickerson of Marion and Gavin Dickerson of Marion; two great-grandchildren, Marley and Asher of Nashville Tenn.; and a brother, Ben Jent of Princeton, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Melton and Roxie Bohanon; four brothers Burlin Jent, Jimmie Jent, Bob Jent and Curtis Jent; and a sister, Betty Jent.
Services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Visitation was 5-8 p.m., Wednesday  at the funeral home. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Kelly
Alma E. (Davis) Kelly, 82, of Marion, formerly of Creal Springs, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at the home of her son. 
She was born in Williamson County, Ill., in the Dykersburg community on Dec. 6, 1933 to the late Harrison B. Davis and Elsie (Barwich) Davis.
She married Loren W. “Bill” Kelly on Dec. 8, 1951 in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1998.
Kelly attended the Walnut Hill Baptist Church and in later years the Springhill Baptist Church.  She and her husband raised six children and took in several foster children in their years of marriage. 
Surviving are daughters, Kathy (Lloyd “BoBo”) Schilling of Bethalto, Ill., Gwen Kelly of Bethalto, Ill., and Julie (Steve) Lindsey of Creal Springs, Ill.;  sons; Loren David (Debbie) Kelly of Brighton, Ill., Rick (Diane) Kelly of Indiana and Randy (Pamela) Kelly of Marion, Ky.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters; Lou Feltz of Creal Springs, Ill., and Pearl Lynn Kirman of Joliet, Ill.; and brothers, Kenneth Davis and Edward Davis.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers; William, James, Johnny, and Edward Kelly; sisters; Wilma Davis, Dorothy Bailey, and Reva Berard; and a granddaughter, Lauren Michelle Kelly.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills, Ill., with Rev. Jerry Schell officiating. Burial was at the Coal Bank Springs Cemetery in Marion, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Jacobs
Cecil Jacobs, 74, of Evansville, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Columbia Healthcare.
He was born April 7, 1941 to the late Andrew and Lillian (Carner) Jacobs.
He retired from M&W Concrete in 2000 and belonged to the Laborers Union of North America Local 561. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cecila Jacqueline Jacobs; brothers, Roy Douglas Jacobs and Jimmy Jacobs; and sister, Mamie Lois Jacobs.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Sandra (Miles) Jacobs; son, Cecil “Jason” Jacobs; daughters, Tammy Todd and Pamela Hayes; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Sherrell and Linda Campbell; brother, Darrell Jacobs; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Ziemer Funeral Home in Evansville with Pastor Stephen Russ officiating.  Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bigham
Dorothy Lucille Bigham, 83, of Hobart, Ind., died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at the Horton VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Ind. 
She was born Feb. 2, 1932 in Crittenden County to the late Elvin and Gertie (Henry) Travis. 
She was a packer for Gary Bolt & Screw Corp. and a homemaker. 
Bigham was a member of the Hobart Art League and Daughters of The American Revolution Lodge #70. 
Surviving are two children, Donald Bigham of New Chicago, Ind., and Victoria Ann (Gary) Bigham-Barneko of Hobart, Ind.; a brother Gordon Travis of Tennessee; a sister-in-law Regina Travis of Kuttawa; and many nieces and nephews, including Michael (Jessica) Bigham and Martha Vincent.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester Bigham; a brother, Virgil Travis; and three sisters, Virginia Jewell, Barbara Epperson and Shirley McCallister.
Services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with John Kotkowski officiating.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.

Hagan
Debra Ann Marie Hagan, 47, of Uniontown, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Uniontown and was an artist and interior designer.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph Gary Hagan of Uniontown; parents, Joseph and Alice Blazina of Mattoon; sons, Brian Joseph Hagan and Shawn Michael Hagan, both of Uniontown; sisters, Dianna Marie Buckman of Sturgis and Joanna Marie Pike of Waverly; three brothers, Lee Berry Blazina of Mattoon, John Joseph Blazina of Marion and Joseph Douglas Blazina of Calvert City; 14 nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Uniontown with Fr. Randy Howard officiating. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday with Rosary at 6 p.m., and again at 9 a.m., until service time on Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.
Burial will be at St. Agnes Cemetery in Uniontown.
Memorials may be made to Debra Ann Marie Hagan Memorial Fund at Whitsell Funeral Home.

Thurmond
Georganna Thurmond, 87, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a daughter, Gaylene McCain of Smithland; a son, Guy Thurmond Jr. of Marion; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wilma Ruth  Gentry of Mooresville, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy R. Thurmond Sr.; parents, Fletcher and Myrtle Helderman Gentry; a brother; and two sisters.
Services were Monday, Feb. 1 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Crowell Cemetery.
 

FEBRUARY 2016

Berard
Mary Altha Berard, 75, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at her home.
She had worked at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are three sisters, Maxine Buchanan of Marion, Frankie Quartermous of Sturgis and Georgia Smith of Morganfield; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Berard; parents, Joseph Jeffrey and Ruby Eloise Robinson Jones; a son; and a daughter.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4,  at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial at Whites Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m., until the funeral on Thursday.

Woodyard
Helen Roberta Woodyard, 95, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was originally from Salem where she was a very active member of Salem United Methodist Church.  She also worked for many years at Salem Rx Center and after retirement enjoyed volunteer work with the Livingston County Hospital Auxiliary. 
In later life, she moved to Smithland and attended Smithland United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters,  Henrietta Lovell of Nashville, Tenn.; Joyce Ann (Carl Lynn) Dunn of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons, James Larry (Joyce) Woodyard of Paducah and Jerry Curtis (Jill) Woodyard of Miamisburg, Ohio; 10 grandchildren:  Teresa Ann (Larry) Perry, Michelle Scott, Craig Alan (Lisa) Dunn, Laurinda Lee (Jeff) Hancock, Sherry Lynn (Michael) Heinrich, James Gabriel (Laura) Woodyard, Jonathan Henry (Monica) Woodyard, Brooke Louise (Neill) Knue, Katherine Marie (Jeremy) Joseph and Betsy Jill (Russ) Freshwater; 17 great-grandchildren:  Lauren Christine and Emily Alexa Perry, Joshua Clinton and Christine Alexis Dunn, Savannah Nicole (Mostafa) Khagly, Allyson Paige (Paul) Coomer; Luke Gabriel and Zach Thomas Woodyard, Presley Grace and Lincoln Samuel Woodyard, Keagan Abigail, Caden Michael and Quinn Rylee Knue, Kolten Jaxon and Braxton Chase Joseph and Curtis Ryan and Tyler James Freshwater; and one great-great grandchild, Haven Coomer.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Woodyard; her parents, Alvin and Lillie Ethel (Champion) Bebout; three sisters:  Opal Grace Cooper, Vivian Victoria Singleton, and Edna Evelyn Wilson; and three brothers, William Ford Bebout, Orvel Givens Bebout and Alvin Dwayne Bebout.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Dr. Daniel S. Lovell and Rev. Michael Grimes officiating.  Burial will follow at the Salem Cemetery. 
The Woodyard family will receive family and friends on Wednesday night, Feb. 10, from 5-8 p.m., and until the funeral hour on Thursday at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Condolences or messages may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors.com

Flener
Boyce Dale Flener II, 53, of Morgantown, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky, in Bowling Green. 
He was a member of Aberdeen Baptist Church where he served as deacon and music director.
Flener was a retired teacher, having served as high school band director and music teacher in Crittenden County, Ohio County and Butler County. He was also a licensed real estate agent and Level II Land Steward in Kentucky with Whitetail Properties Real Estate, based in Pittsfield, Ill. He was an award-winning vocalist, having performed at the Grand Ole Opry several times. Flener was a member of a southern gospel quartet, The Travelers, and co-founder and lead singer of another group, The Crossmen Quartet, for 23 years. 
Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Kimberly Scott Flener; a son, Joshua Scott Hampton (Jennifer) of Morgantown, and a daughter, Amanda Lane Flener of Morgantown; two granddaughters, Laney Bell Hampton of Morgantown and Sophia Lane Johnson of Morgantown; his parents, Dale and Linda Coots Flener; a brother, Scott Flener (Kara) of Morgantown; a sister-in-law, Angela Scott Keathley (Bryan) of Union City, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Jason Keith Scott, (Carissa) of Brandenburg, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services were Sunday, Feb. 7 at Aberdeen Baptist Church in Morgantown with burial at Aberdeen Baptist Church Cemetery. Jones Funeral Chapel in Morgantown was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Boyce Flener Arts & Humanities Memorial Fund at Morgantown Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 68 Morgantown, KY  42261.

Asbridge
Thomas “Junior” Asbridge, 86, of Salem, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at his home.
He was a retired carpenter and a member of Pinckneyville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Lillian Kirk Asbridge; daughters, Jane Teague (Steve) and Becky Asbridge; son, Tim Asbridge (Melinda); sister, Juanita Johnson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and; 10 nieces and nephews.                
He was preceded in death by his parents, A.E. and Nina Asbridge; sisters, Luvena Bozeman, Erleen Kitchen and Perlene Kirk; and a brother, Bill Asbridge.
Services were Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Joel Frizzell and Rev. Gerald Cannon officiating.  Burial was at Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Happy Trails Ministries or the Pinckneyville Baptist Church Audio Visual Fund.
 

Stalion
D.H. Stalion, Jr., 82, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his son, David W. Stalion of Lexington, Ky.; daughter, Debra Young of Richmond, Ky.; brother, Buddy Ray Stalion of Marion; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Hurst and Pauline Stalion Sr.; three brothers; and a sister.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday Feb. 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Deer Creek Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m., until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Heilman
Albert D. Heilman Sr., 73, of Salem died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
Surviving are his daughter, Sonya Fernandez of Justice, Ill.; sons, Albert D. Heilman  Jr. of Indiana and Ronald Heilman of Chicago; sisters, Marie Whitworth of Salem  and Jeanette Jones of Salem; brothers, Donald Robinson of Holland, Mich., and Eugene Heilman of Owensboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services.  Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Sorrisso
Mary Catherine Mathieu Sorrisso, 62, of Benton, Ky., died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Gateway Hospital in Clarksville, Tenn. 
She attended St. Pius X Catholic Church in Benton.
Surviving are her daughters, Lynnette Galvan of Benton and Angela Medina of Chicago; father, James Joseph Mathieu of Morganfield;  sisters, Jeanette Phillips of Marion and Patricia Claussen of Hobart, Ind.; brother, Jim Mathieu of Kevil; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Elizabeth Mathieu.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 13, 2015 at St. William Catholic Church in Marion. Burial was at St. William Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205 or Brain Injury Association of America, 1608 Spring Hill Road Suite 11, Vienna, VA 22182.
 

Rogers
Cleveland O. Rogers, 83, of Burna died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
Rogers was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.  He enjoyed fishing and being with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Ruth Mae (Waters) Rogers of Burna; daughters, Connie Rogers Cedotal of Lafayette, La., Joan Ann Rogers Derouen of Humble, Texas, and Sharon Ruth Rogers Owen of Clay; a son Cleveland Wayne Rogers of Westwego, La.; a sister, Pearl Forest of Raceland, La.; brothers, George Rogers of Robert, La., and Ivy Rogers of Westwego, La.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Able Rogers and Agnes Ronquille.
Services are at noon Friday, Feb. 19 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Todd Hawkins officiating.  Military rites will follow with burial at Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 at the funeral home in Salem.

Crouch
Doris L. Crouch, 81, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 in Bellefontaine.
Surviving are her son, Eugene G. (Beth) Crouch II of West Liberty, Ohio; daughter, Marilyn (Jerome) Beckham of Valparaiso, Ind.; sister, Patricia Star Perkins of Hanson; brother, James Ollie Daugherty Jr. of Greenville, Ky., and two step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Glen Crouch; parents, Ollie James and Mamie Elizabeth Daugherty; four brothers; and two sisters.
Services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Tyners Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m., until service time at the funeral home.

Miniard
Hurst “Tony” Miniard , 50, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at Livingston Hospital.
Surviving are two daughters, Kayla Rachelle Hunt of Marion and Kelcie Elizabeth Faughn of Evansville, Ind.; and a brother, Rusty Miniard of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hurst and Barbra Miniard.
Services will be at 1 p.m.,  Friday, Feb. 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Caldwell Springs Cemetery.
 

Hardin
Gareth Wayne Hardin, 67, of Marion died Saturday Feb. 20, 2016 at the Ray And Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. 
He was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church,  longtime president and CEO of Farmers Bank and Trust in Marion, former Chairman of Crittenden County Economic Development Corporation and Chairman of Farmers Bancorp. He was also a former Kentucky National Guardsman.
Surviving are his wife, Dulcie Hardin of Marion; sons, Matthew (Amy) Hardin of Marion, and David (Kristen) Hardin of Princeton; grandchildren, Lucas and Ryan Hardin of Marion, and Layla, Gavin and River Gareth Hardin of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Mary Gwendolyn Hardin; and a grandson, Andrew Lee Hardin.
Services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at  Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Marion United Methodist Church Building Fund or Food Pantry,  112 S. College St., Marion, KY 42064.

Alexander
Mary Jewel Alexander, 88, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital. 
She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marion.
Surviving are her son, Mickey (Susan) Alexander of Marion; daughter, Cheryl (Vernon) Spencer of Kuttawa; sister, Virginia Fritts of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Max Alexander of Severn, Md., Lisa (Wayne) Breedlove of Kuttawa and Maryann Hina of Louisville; great-grandchildren, Makayla Alexander, Kali Wilson, Logan Shaffer, Savannah Jane Walton, Garrett Hina, Cody Hina and Jordan West; great-great-grandchildren, Kloie Hale and Kendra Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Alexander; parents, Earl and Ruth Patmor; and two brothers.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m., Thursday until funeral time.
Memorials may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 224 W. Bellville St., Marion, KY 42064.
 

Thomas
John Edward Thomas, Jr., 84, of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Church, a former deacon and Sunday school teacher at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Korean War Veteran of the United States Army, former member of the Crittenden County Hospital Board and member of the Love Cemetery Board.
Surviving are his son, Wade Allen Thomas of Marion; daughter, Estie Thomas of Marion; brother, Don Thomas of Brownsburg, Ind.; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Joan Love Thomas; and parents, John Edward and Iris Thomas Sr.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Love Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Love Cemetery, c/o Gilbert Funeral Home, 117 W. Bellville St., Marion, KY 42064.

Jackson
Baby Ruth Jackson, 75, of Marion died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Alvie Jackson of Marion; three sons, Phillip Rushing of Marion, Danny Rushing of Hopewell, Va., and Freddie Jackson of Marion; three daughters, Ina Burke of Marion, Marie Young of Salem and Mary Sullivan of Marion; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Frances Hall; four brothers, Guthrie Hall, Robert Hall, Charles Hall and Tony Hall; and six sisters, Eva Scott, Dollie Hall, Daisy May, Betty Flynn, Marcella Patton and Minnie Patton.
Services were Monday, Feb. 29 at Main Street Baptist Church. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Brasher
Gary Dale Brasher, 58, of Marion died at his home Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.
Surviving are his wife, Melinda Brasher, a son Michael Brasher of Marion; parents J.E. and Bobbie Brasher of Marion; a brother Wade Brasher of Owensboro; and a sister Debbie Johnson of Marion.
Services were Wednesday March 2 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Asbridge Cemetery.

Harris
Jim Stephen “Steve” Harris, 60, of Salem died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at his home.
Surviving are two sisters, Sharon Wight and Rhonda Davidson both of Salem; a step-mother, Norma J. Harris of Salem; four nieces; a nephew; five great-nephews; and six great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim B. and Grace Atwell Harris; grandparents, Bennett and Nadine Harris; and aunt, Norma Maxine Harris.   
Services were Tuesday, March 1 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Gass
Nina Ruth Gass, 80, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at the Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn Dameron of Lexington, Ky., Patsy (Doug) Walker of Pride, Ky., and Felecia (Tony)  Myers of Marion, a sister, Anna Lee (Nancy) Johnson of Dover, Tenn.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She preceded in death by her husband, Orville Gass; and parents, Ivo and Mae Hughes.
Services are at 1 p.m., Friday March 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m., Thursday March 3 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Freedom Cemetery.

Mason
Lois Edna Mason, 95, of Burna died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at Livingston Hospital.
Surviving are a daughter, Claudia Lower of Salem; a son, John William Evans of Fulton, N.Y.; step-sons, Jimmy Mason of Fulton, N.Y., Walter Mason of Redfield, N.Y.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Mason Sr.; and her parents, John and Fannie Schooley.
No services will be held in Kentucky.  Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements. 


MARCH 2016

Harris
Allen “Pee Wee” Harris, 71, of Marion died at his home Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Surviving are his wife, Sherri Harris; a son, Allen (Amanda) Harris of Marion; a daughter, Shyral (Joe) Estes of Marion; a brother, Bill Harris of Cordin, Ind.; a sister, Thelma Sizemore of Paducah; and three grandchildren, Joseph, Amanda and Jase.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Alice Harris; a brother; and a sister.
Funeral services were Saturday March 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.

Hodge
Alpha Ophelia Hodge, 88, of Marion died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Surviving are six sons, Mike Hodge (Vicki) of Florida, Paul Hodge (Jeannie) of Indiana, Reg Hodge, Tim Hodge (Hope) and Greg Hodge (Carol), all of Marion; and Mark Hodge (Christine) of Frances; four daughters, Alfreda Wheeler (Wayne) and Henrietta Ellington, both of Marion, Mildred Hodge of Benton and Brenda Farrow (Tom) of Pennsylvania; a sister, Lillian Stefanko of Indiana; 27 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold H. Hodge; parents, Lawrence Houston Fuller and Jennie Brannam; a daughter, Wanda Hodge; two brothers; and a sister.
Services  were Saturday, March 5 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Chaplain Brent Easton officiating.  Burial was at Owen Cemetery.

Bozeman
Palestine Bozeman, 73, of Louisville, formerly of Salem, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Hosparus Inpatient Hospital Care in Louisville.
Surviving are a sister, Wanda Yvonne Bowen; and four brothers, Charles Bozeman, Terry Lee Bozeman, Curtis Lane Bozeman and Keith Wayne Bozeman.            
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Lee Bozeman and Edna Willene Cash.
Services were Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.   Burial was at Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery.

Thomas
Mary Thomas, 85, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Caldwell County Medical Center.
Surviving are a son, Donald Thomas of Marion; a daughter, Ruth “Sissy” Gardner of Marion; a sister, Glinna Danks of Dade City, Fla.; and a grandchild, Janice Nesbitt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Thomas; and eight brothers and sisters.
Services were Sunday, March 6 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Marion.

Myrick
James A. Myrick, 87, of the Lola community died Friday, March 4, 2016, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Salem Masonic Lodge #81.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years Jacqueline Myrick; a niece; a nephew; and a daughter.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Myrick; and his parents, Alvin Irvin and Pearl Kimsey Myrick.
Graveside services were Monday, March 7 at Lola Cemetery. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Hall Ruddiman Animal Shelter; Gideon Bibles; or the charity of your choice.

Jackson
Maryann Jackson, 56, of Hampton died Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
She was a member of Hampton United Methodist Church.  
Surviving are a daughter, Stacy Wallace (Doug) of Marion; son, Travis Taylor (Whitney) of Tiline; parents, James and Maryevelyn Jackson of Hampton; sister, Jonna Jackson of Hampton; and four grandchildren, Lane Wallace, Shelby Wallace, Weslee Taylor and Georgia Taylor.
Services were Monday, March 7 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. E. J. Saint officiating.  Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery.

Walton
Harold W. Walton Sr., 64, of Salem died Friday, March 4, 2016 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
He was an active member of the Salem Volunteer Fire Department and was described as dedicated and dependable. 
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Marilyn Walton; a daughter, Jayna (Greg) Tabor of Marion; a son, Harold Wayne Walton Jr. of Salem; three sisters, Edna Adams, Bonnie Sutton and Virginia Hunter all of Clarksville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Kimberly Mason, Maria Walton, RheaVynn Tabor, Ryleigh Tabor and Rien Tabor; and great-grandchild, Greyson Mason.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Gatlynne Walton; a sister, Betty Sue Hunter; a brother, William Harvey Walton; step-father, Herbert Duncan; and his parents, William Harvey Walton Sr. and Edna Elizabeth Riley Walton.
Services were Tuesday, March 8 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial with full firefighter honors was at Salem Cemetery.

Kloke
Oscar F. Kloke, 86, of Henderson died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at his home under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Burdon (Tim) of Marion and Vicki Kloke- Smith (Allen); two sons, Robert “Robby” Kloke (Susan) and John (Betsy) Kloke; a daughter-in-law, Donna Kloke; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a cherished friend, Jean Odom; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret Hollifield Kloke; wife Marilyn Bennett Kloke; sons, Donald “Butch” Kloke and Steve Kloke; granddaughter, Myranda Lynn Kloke; sisters, Louise Slaughters, Claire Sutton Mattingly and Sally  Courtney; and brothers, George “Georgie” Kloke, Julius Kloke, Henry “Hotshot” Kloke, Charlie Kloke and Jesse Kloke.
Services were Saturday, March 5 at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson with Rev. Todd Linn, Rev. Jason Johns and Rev. David Schill officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International.

Roberts
Robert Franklin Roberts, 77, of Marion died Sunday March 6, 2016 at his residence.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Church and worked as a butcher. He also had served in the National Guard.
Surviving are his significant other, Shirleen Dahl, of Marion; a son, David (Misty) Roberts of Marion; a grandson Dustin Roberts; a granddaughter, Megan Roberts; six step-children; 18 step-grandchildren; a brother, Gary Roberts, San Antonio, Texas; five sisters, Carolyn Dooms of Marion, Sharon Richardson of Hanson, Dorothy Mann of Lakeland, Fla., Wanda Gal of Calhoun, Ga., and Nell Johnson of DeSoto, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Lucy Wesmoland Roberts; wife, Clara Katherine Roberts; and three sisters.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, March 10 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled for 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Hosick
Hazel Bea Hosick, 89, of Benton, Ky., died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Born September 17, 1926 in Benton Mo., she was the daughter of the late Herman and Myrtle Binkley.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, caregiver and wife. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Hosick is survived by her husband of 72 years, Allen W. Hosick; a son, Roger Hosick (Diana) of Marion; two daughters, Shirley Loveless (David) of Benton, Ky., and Sandra Curry (Maurice) of Calvert City, Ky.; a sister, Betty Griffiths of Ft. Myers Fla.; eight grandchildren, Darren Loveless and (Tara) of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Damian Loveless (Sarah) of Murray, Kevin Hosick (Rita) of Grand Rivers, Karen Dale and (Wesley) of Grand Rivers, Pam Williford (Paul) of Calvert City, David Curry (Stacee) of Delta, Colo., Heath Hosick (Sarah) of Evansville, Ind., and Ty Hosick of Marion; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Myrtle Ramage Binkley; two brothers, Jewell Binkley and Forest Binkley; two sisters, Mina Wieland and Pauline Aczel; and a son, Ronald W. Hosick.
Services were Saturday, March 5 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services with Bro. Doug Stevens officiating. Burial was at Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Loveless Chapel Cemetery Fund, 2028 US Highway 60 E, Salem KY 42078.
Middleton
Betty Joyce Middleton, 72, of Lebanon, Ky., formerly of Marion, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.
She was a housewife.
Surviving are four daughters, Robin Martin, Lampassas, Texas; Tracy Moss, Marion; Debbie Jean Durham and Shannon Johnson, both of Lousiville; son, Todd Wilson of Lebanon; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Douglas Meredith of Washington, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Betty Highbaugh Meredith.
Services are at 11 a.m., Friday, March 11 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  Visitation is from 9 a.m., until the funeral hour on Friday.
Weldon
Eddie G. Weldon, 74, of Marion died Wednesday March 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his brothers, Larry Weldon of Bowling Green and Jim Weldon of Portage, Ind.; sister, Anna Blackburn of Marion; and special friend, Susan Reed of Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edwin and Mary Sue Weldon.
Graveside services were  Saturda, March 12 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA. 22311.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
 

Belt
William Arthur Belt, 78, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving are his nephew, Danny Belt of Marion; and niece, Deborah Ann Schneider of Warrenton, Mo.
No services were held.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY was in charge of arrangements.

McDowell
Margarette Elwanda McDowell, 91, of Marion died March 12, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center. 
She was a member of Repton Baptist Church.
Surviving are her sons, James Earl McDowell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Dannie Lee McDowell of South America; a brother, Aubrey G. Newcom of Louisville; a sister, Janie Newcom Syers of High Ridge, Mo.; grandchildren, Jessina McDowell of Washington, D.C. and Kristina McDowell of Paducah; and great-grandchildren, Nayelli and Ian McDowell of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robbie McDowell; parents, Joseph Marion and Wanda Newcom; three brothers and a sister.
Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 17 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.


Vaughan
J.D. Vaughan, Jr., 87, of Owensboro died March 5, 2016 at Owensboro Center. He was born on April 11, 1928 in Marion to the late Doyle and Virginia Vaughan.
He was a UK graduate and a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and the Berlin Crisis. After working at Green River Steel Corp, he was employed with the City of Owensboro in 1973 as an administrative assistant to the city manager and mayor. Vaughan was named assistant city manager in 1981 and served as the first public works director for the City of Owensboro from 1983 until his retirement in 1992.
Vaughan was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Guenther Vaughan in 2007; a twin sister, Virginia Vaughan Stewart; and a grandson, Christopher Swope.
Surviving are his two daughters, Lisa Vaughan Heady (Paul) and Carol Vaughan Langdon (Jerry), all of Owensboro; a sister, Carol Vaughan Marshall (Shell) of Paducah; four grandchildren, Brandon Swope (Kelsi), Austin Swope (Amber), Marilee Langdon Morris (Nick) and Lesley Langdon Hust (Chris); three step-grandsons, Jeremie Ruth (Jennifer) Chad Heady (Crystal) and Clint Heady (Deborah); seven great-grandchildren, Aiden McCoy, Nolan Hust, Claire Hust, Kole Morris, Maxx Morris, Davis Swope, Collin Swope; and nine step-great-grandchildren, Kayla Ruth, Van Ruth, Lilly Ruth, Phillip Luallan, Embry Luallan, Nate Heady, Carter Heady, Chloe Heady and Chaney Heady.
Services were Wednesday, March 9 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with the Rev. Myke Templeton officiating. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Community Church, 1220 Center Street, Owensboro, KY 42303.

Downs
Donna Marie Downs , 71 of Marion died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
Surviving are two daughters, Michele Mitchell and Candice Clapton, both of Paducah; three grandchildren, Jordan Bonds of Iuka, Danielle Duncan of Marion and Payton Dukes of Smithland; a great-grandchild, Dani Duncan; and two siblings, William Hiney of Morris, Ill., and Susan Elam of Smithland.
Graveside services were Saturday, March 19 at Birdsville Cemetery in Livingston County. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Crider
James C. “Jim” Crider, 83, of Paducah died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his home.
He was a member of Southland Baptist Temple where he was an usher and also helped with the nursing home ministry for many years. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia June Crider; two sons, Kent (Sherry) Crider of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Steve (Donna) Crider of Marion, Ky.; four daughters, Donna Pace of Paducah, Phyllis Davis of Florida, Patty Council of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kaye Keiler of Paducah; sisters, Dean Cone of Florida, Phyllis Clowers of Tennessee and Madeline Belt of Marion; two brothers, Wayne Crider of Marion and Roger Stewart of Marion; 10 grandchildren, Justin Crider, Kellye Harper, Kendra Rinehart, Kathryn Keiler, Zack Keiler, Kayla Downs, Krista Reed, Shana Storm, Eric Taylor, and Adam Taylor; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Rose Thompson Crider; two brothers, Bill Crider and Rob Crider; and six sisters, Juanita Freer, Helen Catilla, Lonnie Craze, Rosa Nell Hillyard, Martha Scott, and Iris Brantley.
Services were Friday, March 18 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah with Bro. Topper Council and Pastor Dean Cone officiating. Burial was Saturday, March 19 at Crayne Cemetery in Crayne.


Casey
Boyd Ray Casey, 85, of Ledbetter died Monday, March 21, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was an airplane electrician in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Casey was a member of American Legion Post 217 in Burna.
He was a retired teacher. His first position was at Hampton Elementary. He later moved to Illinois where he continued to work in the education field until his retirement. He was a member of Salt and Light Community Church and a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Helen Scarbrough Casey; son, David Ray Casey (Mary Jean) of Equality Ill.; daughter, Lynda Lee Hiles (James) of Ledbetter; a step-grandson, Will Douglas (Jamie) of Harrisburg Ill.; two step-great-granddaughters, Malayna and McKendra Douglas; a brother-in-law, John Scarbrough (Lynn) of Burna; brother, Donald George (Cheri) of Lancaster, Calif.; nephew, John Allen Scarbrough; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.   
He was preceded in death by his parents, William R. George and Eva Mae Sutton George; and a brother, Jerry Ray Casey.
Services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 24 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Jim Glover officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Wednesday and  from 10 a.m., until the funeral hour on Thursday at the funeral home.

Summers
Roger F. Summers, 77, of Marion died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his home. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton.
Surviving are his wife, Cyndi Summers of Marion; children, Debbie Overturf (Harold) of Marion, Ill., Mark Summers of Herrin, Ill., Alan Summers (Sara) of Carterville, Ill., and Donald “Buddy” Seibert of Mountain View, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Avery of Valier, Ill.; and a brother: R.K. “Ron” Summers (Kay) of Thompsonville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freeman and Ruth Sadler Summers; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Summers.
Services were Saturday, March 19 at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Eddie Paul Davis officiating. Burial was at the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Childrens Home in Carmi, Ill. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dixon
Barbara Jean Whitt Dixon, 79, of Lexington, Ky., died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.
She was born Nov. 24, 1936 in Salem to George “Buster” and Lahoma Whitt.  She married the late William “Bill” Dixon on Dec. 24, 1956.
She was a loving mother of the late Anthony “Tony” Dixon and surviving Jeffrey “Jeff” Dixon; a caring grandmother of Anthony “Shane” Dixon and Ashley (Daniel) McKee; a wonderful great-grandmother of Caitlyn, Leah, and Logan; and a sister of the late George “Buddy” (Anna Lou) and the surviving Janice (Jim), Sandra, and Larry (Dawn). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Dixon was a long-time resident of Winchester, Ky. She worked and retired from Clark County Regional Hospital. She was also a volunteer for Winchester little league baseball for many years. She was a member of Crossroads Christian Church. The biggest joy to her was spending time with family. She was the most generous, forgiving and loving person. 
Services were Saturday, March 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. She was laid to rest next to her husband in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to Winchester Parks and Recreation in her name.

Walley
Shelley Boone Walley, 69, of Madison, Minn., died July 29, 2015 at her home.
Her parents, Burgess and Dorothy Dunn Boone, and grandparents were from Lyon and Crittenden counties, but she lived most of her early life in Alton, Ill.
Survivors include several cousins in Lyon and Crittenden counties.
Graveside services were held at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion with Rev. Steve McVay officiating. Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements. 
 

Conger
Pat Conger, 67, of Marion died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
He was a member of Marion Main Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Reta Fay Conger of Marion; mother, Lillie Ann Conger of Marion; son, Carolle Wayne Conger of Florida; brothers, Steve (Judy) Conger of Marion and Ricky Conger of Marion; sister, Linda Watson of Marion; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father Ewell Conger; and a sister, Nancy Dalton.
Services were Saturday, March 26 at Main Street Baptist Church in Marion. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Johnson
Edna Lee Johnson, 70, of Marion died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at her home.
She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, J.C. Johnson of Marion; daughters, Lisa Williamson, Sunshine Johnson, Tammy Fitzgerald and Janie Jones, all of Marion; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Randy Johnson and Kenneth “Ebb” Rushing; parents, Ray and Elizabeth Groves; a brother’ and four sisters.
Services were Saturday March 26, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Hughes
Charles E. Hughes, 93, of Pioneer, Calif., formerly of Marion, died at his home on March 22, 2016.
Surviving are his wife, Zona Hughes; a granddaughter, Michelle Huber of Salinas, Calif.; three sisters, Geraldine Beavers and Shirley Small of Marion and Ruth Evelyn Hughes of Huntsville, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rob and Ruth Stalions Hughes; a brother, Robert G. Hughes of Marion; two sisters, Mary Lou Stalion of Marion and Anna Bell Maier of Evansville.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Doom
Dorothy Jean Gray Doom, 84, of Marion died Friday, March 25, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Willis Doom of Marion; sons, Joseph T. Evans of Kissimmee, Fla., LeRoy (Linda) Evans of Owensboro, Richard (LaVeta) Evans of Rock Hill S.C.; daughters, Sharon F. Young of Merrysville Ohio, Oma Jean (Michael) Bertram of Owensboro, Phyllis (David) Buchanan of Henderson; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, J.T. Evans, second husband, James C. Ayers; parents,  Frank and Lillian Gray; and several brothers and sisters.
Services were Tuesday March 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Owensboro.


Manley
Steve Manley, 59, of Marion died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at his home.
He was a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife, Mona Manley of Marion; a son, Josh (Michelle Robinson) Manley of Greenville, Ky.; a daughter, Samantha (Tony) Lyman of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a step-daughter, Mandy Dodson of Marion; step-mother, Dottie Doom of Marion; brothers, Randy  Manley of Marion and Scott Manley of Princeton; grandsons, Colton Lyman, Hunter Manley and Drew Dodson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie R. and Betty Jo Bennett Manley.
Graveside funeral services were Friday, April 1 at Crowell Cemetery in Crittenden County. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Terry
Michelle Terry, 54, of Eddyville died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Gateway Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Surviving are a son Jamie Teeters of Eddyville; a daughter Ashley Wilson of Eddyville; her father, Jessie W. Terry Jr. of Cunningham; step-father and mother, Pete and Jane Herron Doublin of Eddyville; three grandchildren; three brothers, Jessie W. Terry III of Cunningham, Patrick Terry of Cunningham and Paul Doublin of Eddyville; and five sisters, Diane Doublin Poole of Florida, Penny Doublin of North Carolina, Diane Smith of Bardwell, Angelia Terry of Cunningham and Donna Doublin of Eddyville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Darrin Terry; and a grandson, Camron Miller.
Services were Monday, April 11 at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville.  


Kearl
Ray D. Kearl, 88, of Toppenish, Wash., died March 26, 2016.
His parents were Sadie and Ross Kearl.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy, having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and in Korea. He was a retired federal flood inspector, a cattleman, volunteer for junior rodeo and a rodeo clown.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Mary McMican Kearl, formerly of Marion; daughters, Ginger Lawrence and Cyndi (Kirk) Stuart; grandchildren, Justin (Julie) Lawrence and Lace (Nick) Lawrence, as well as his great-grandsons Tristan Lawrence and Beau Donahoe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sadie and Ross Kearl; a sister Norma Wilson; son, Dennis Kearl; and an infant daughter.
A memorial service was held at Colonial Funeral Home in Toppenish on Saturday, April 2. Memorials should be made to the Yakama Warriors or the Cottage in the Meadow. Contact the funeral home for memorial details.

Hoffman
John Franklin Hoffman, 53, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Surviving are his wife of 28 years, JoAnn Hoffman of Las Vegas; parents, Charles and Lou Hoffman of Marion; a daughter, Dannielle Hoffman of Channahon, Ill.; two step-sons, Wayne Sopczek of Las Vegas and Richard Sopczek of Chicago; three brothers, Charles David Hoffman of Marion, Mark Allen Hoffman of Pelzer, S.C., and Matthew Hoffman of Etters, Penn.; a sister, Lisa Hoffman of Highland, Ind; and three grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, April 5 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. Memorials may be made to John Franklin Hoffman Memorial Fund, c/o Vanover Funeral Home, P.O. Box 380, Clay, KY 42404.


APRIL 2016

Little
Roy Little, 93, of Marion died at his home Sunday, April 3, 2016.
He was a retired minister having been ordained in 1955. He had also been employed by the State of Illinois Commerce Commission. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Madisonville; a 65-year member of the Carrsville Lodge #812 F&AM; Rizpah Shrine of Madisonville; Princeton Shrine Club and the American Legion.
Little served in the United States Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Kuma Holloman Little of Marion; a son, Daniel Roy Little of Winchester, Va.; a daughter, Karla G. Conner of Marion; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lemma Wright Little; two brothers; three sisters; and a grandson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 7 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled for 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home with a Masonic service set for 7 p.m.

Byford
Martha Nell Byford, 88, of Marion died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Services.
She was a homemaker and member of Marion Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Mike Byford of Marion; two grandchildren; and  four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Mae Belt of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Byford; her parents, John Spurlin and Oma Woodall; son, Bobby Byford; and three brothers.
Services were Monday, April 11 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

James
Evelyn Loraine (Quertermous) James, 85, of Salem died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her home.
She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Rebecca Carlton and her husband Danny of Madisonville, Patricia Sheckell of Ledbetter, Donna McGuire of Salem and Margie Brindley and her husband Jim of Smithland; two sons, Dr. Gary James and his wife Jerrell of Marion and David James and his wife Connie of Smithland; two sisters, Loyce Black of Carrsville and Joyce Belt of Joy; a brother, Jerry Quertermous of Paducah; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, O.B. James; and her parents, Lonnie and Carmon Walker Quertermous.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 14 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Bro. Chris Clarke officiating.  Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call after 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 at the funeral home.

Brasher
J. E. Brasher, 81, of Marion died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his home.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of Seven Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Bobbie R. (Brown) Brasher of Marion; a daughter, Debbie (Brasher) Johnson of Marion; a son Wade Brasher of Owensboro; three sisters, Mary Ruth Manns of Peoria Ill., Shirley Sprangler of Cadiz, and Linda Devillez of St. Louis; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sons, James Brasher, Perry Brasher and Gary Brasher; and his parents Elmer Brasher and Virginia (Asbridge) Deboe.
Services were Monday, April 11 at Seven Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Garland and Bro. John Dunn officiating. Burial was at Asbridge Cemetery.


Meredith
Ruth “Dot” Laird Meredith, 72, of Erin, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Signature HealthCare of Erin.
She had been employed as a legal secretary for many years at the Crittenden County Attorney’s Office. She had worked for Child Protective Services and served as a “Meals on Wheels” driver and assistant at the Crittenden County Senior Citizens Center in Marion. She also worked with Habitat for Humanity and the local literacy program.
Surviving are a son, Ronald (Barbie) Sondesky of Savannah, Tenn.; daughters, Denise (Mike) Johnson of Erin and Judy (Scott) Templeton of Marion; a brother, William (Pat) Meredith of Merchantville, N.J.; sister-in-law, Clara Karpi of Philadelphia, Penn.; grandchildren, Codie Sondesky, Meredith, Breanna, Josh and Chad Lanham and  Jonathan, Tommy and Quinn Templeton.
There will be no visitation. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Crittenden County Animal Shelter, 1901 U.S. 60 East, Marion, KY 42064.


Croft
Kenneth Edward “Jackie” Croft Sr., 87, of Petersburg, Va., died Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Born in Rosiclare, Ill., he was the son of the late Orbie B. and Mary Willis Croft. He graduated from Tolu High School in 1949 and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a self-employed building contractor.
Surviving are his daughter, Carolyn C. Vaughan (Hugh) of Virginia Beach, Va.; sons, K. Edward Croft (Cindy) of Dinwiddie, Va., and Thomas B. Croft of Henrico, Va.; sister-in-law, Betty Croft of Marion; and nephew, Donald Croft of Marion.
Graveside services were April 14 at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Va.
Memorials may be made to the Cherokee Nation $100 million health care initiative via cherokee.org.
Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home of Virginia was in charge of arrangements.

Thurman
Bobby Glenn Thurman, 81, of Marion died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Deaconess VNA Plus in Evansville.
He was a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife, Judith Thurman of Marion; daughter, Patricia McKinney of Hopkinsville; step-daughter, Laura Whitt of Marion; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Hanor of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Rowena Holloman Thurman.
Services were Friday April 15 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at Union Cemetery.


Reed
James Alvis Reed, 68, of Salem died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah after a six-year battle with lung cancer.
He was born in Webster County and was drafted and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and served a two-year tour in Germany.  He attended Maranatha Baptist Church.   
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Peggy Duncan Reed; three daughters, Debra “Suzie” Webb of Georgetown, Ky.; Janet (Doug) Quertermous and Jimmie Dawn (Shawn) Long, both of Salem; two brothers, Charles “Dudler” (Gail) Reed of Salem and Everett (Sharon) Reed of Burna; two brother-in-laws, Robert Hardin and Irvin Cobb, both of Burna; six grandchildren, Madisen and Darian Webb of Georgetown, Erica and Scott Quertermous of Salem, Klayton and Karson Long of Salem; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Frances Reed; his mother, Bertha Lois Haney Reed; and two sisters, Wanda Lois Reed Cobb and Dorothy Louise Reed Hardin.
Services were Saturday, April 16, at Maranatha Baptist Church with Bro. Leroy Driver and his nephew, James Hardin, officiating.  Burial was at Cedar Grove United Methodist Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Croft
Hershel Ray Croft, 77, of Valley Station-Hodgenville, Ky., formerly of Salem died April 8, 2016 at home.
He was a mechanic and retired from Flynn Brothers.
Surviving are the mother of his children, Wanda Croft Hester; children, Ray Croft, Ricky Croft, Cathy Croft, Dianna Knox and Richard Croft; brother, Kenny Croft; 12 step-children; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Rhea Croft and Edith Dixon Croft; brothers, Carol Randall Croft and James Dallas Croft; sister, Shirley Roland; a son, Steven Croft; and a daughter, Patty Croft.
Services were April 12 at Schoppenhorst Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Ky. Burial was at in Highland Memory Gardens.

Fritts
Joseph S. Fritts, 70, of Marion died Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
Survivors include his daughter, Sue Shelton of Salem; son, Troy Fritts of Marion; grandchildren, Summer Hackney of Marion and Sam (Jonathan) King of Evansville, Ind.; brothers, Harold Fritts of Marion and Arnie Fritts of Arizona; sisters, Jewel Chittenden of Grand Rivers and Marie Rushing of Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Ann Fritts; parents, Herbert Gray and Ina Marie Fritts; a brother and two sisters.
Services were Wednesday April 20 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery.

Tabor
Eileen Tabor, 91, of Salem died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Morganfield.
She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Rachel Wolfe of Morganfield and Stevie Wayne Hendrix of Florida; two sisters, Wanda Miller of Marion, Ill., and Muriel Dickerson of Salem; four grandchildren, Starla Sunderland of Ledbetter, Lynn Sunderland of Salem, Clarence Long of Marion and Misty Dawn McDowell of Marion; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Tabor; three sisters; three brothers; and her parents, Clarence and Nell Damron Willbanks.
Services were Wednesday, April 20 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Bridges
Edward Bridges, 90, of Marion died Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home.
He was a retired farmer and building contractor, and a member of the Marion Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Sara Katherine Bridges of Marion; a brother; and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Mary French Bridges.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.


Winters
Bro. Leonard “Wayne” Winters, 69, of Marion died Friday April 22, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was pastor at Hurricane Church in Tolu for 13 years and he was a U.S. Army veteran having served  from 1968-1970.
He was preceded in death by his parents William “Bill” Winters and Nora Helen Winters.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Kay Winters of Marion; a son Darren Winters (Jennifer) of Sturgis; two daughters, Sarah Hardin (Bill) of Marion and Kristen Cates (Shawn) of Newburgh, Ind.; a brother, Larry Yates of Marion; six grandchildren, Derrick, Josh, Jacob and Drew Winters of Sturgis, Daelynn Hardin of Marion and Blythe Cates of Newburgh, Ind.
Services for were Monday, April 25 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

McGrew
Wanda Mae McGrew, 91, of Smithland died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a longtime member of Birdsville Baptist Church and was currently a member of Smithland First Baptist.  She was active in the Livingston County Homemakers and served as long-time treasurer of the Livingston County Extension Service. She and her husband, Jimmy, were third generation owners and operators of McGrew Farms in Livingston County and involved with other agriculture-related businesses.
Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn McGrew (Mike Williams) of Paducah; a son, Jeff (Patty) McGrew of Smithland; grandchildren Colt McGrew and Masa McGrew; and several nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” McGrew; two sisters, Marietta Fleming and Margaret McGrew; two brothers, Russell Wilson and S. O. Wilson; and her parents, Shelly Wilson and Mattie Thompson.
Graveside services were Sunday, May 1 at McMurray Chapel Cemetery near Smithland.

Morrow
Dr. Michael Gene Morrow, 67, of Marion died Friday, April 29, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
He was the pastor of Union Baptist Church, a member of the board of directors of HeartCry Missionary Society, professor at Mid-Continent University and Madisonville Community College, pastored churches in North Carolina, Mississippi and Kentucky and served in the mission field worldwide.
Dr. Morrow earned his doctor of ministry degree at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis; his master’s degree from Wesley Biblical Seminary of Jackson, Miss.; bachelor of arts degree from Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, Miss.; and graduated from Fruitland Bible Institute in Hendersonville, NC.
Surviving are his wife, Susan English Morrow of Marion; sons, Benjamin (Beth) Morrow of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Jason (Emily) Morrow of Paducah; daughter, Melissa (David) Bock of Russellville; seven grandchildren; and his mother, Ann Rohm Morrow of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Morrow Jr.
Graveside services were Tuesday, May 3 at Union Cemetery in Crittenden County. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.


Brown
James R. “Jimmy” Brown  Jr., 81, of Marion died Monday, May 2, 2016 at his home.
He was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
Brown was a retired county executive director for  the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) branch of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Parmley Brown of Marion; a son, V. Aaron (Kelly) Brown of Owensboro; daughter, Becky (Daniel) McKinzie of Marion;  grandsons, Austin (Brittany) Brown of Paducah and Ian McKinzie of Marion; granddaughters, Caitlyn Chandler (Daniel) Epley of Marion,  Hannah Brown of Owensboro and Chloe McKinzie of Marion; and great-granddaughter, Avery Epley of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Robert and Bertha Mae Lamb Brown Sr.; his first wife, Patsy Nunn Brown; two brothers; and two sisters.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 5 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled for 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Hamby
Timothy Kyle Hamby, 53, of Marion died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
He was a truck driver.
Surviving are his daughter, Cassie Hamby of Princeton; two sons, Casey Hamby of Murray and Cory Hamby (Mariah) of West Paducah; a brother, Mark E. Hamby of Eddyville; his father, Edward “Buck” Hamby (Judy) of Marion; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Wight; and his mother, Verna Asbridge Hamby.
Services were scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating.
Burial was to follow at Dycusburg Cemetery.

Engle
Ephraim James Engle,  infant son of James Engle and Tessa Shewcraft, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Surviving are his parents; a brother, Elijah Shewcraft of Paducah; grandparents, Shelby and Terri Shewcraft, Kimberly Freilds, Tim and Tara Holcomb and Yevette Martin; great-grandparents, Geraldine Hunt, Sue and Jim Ingram and Iva Holcomb; seven aunts and seven uncles.
He was preceeded in death by a sister, Serinity Eagle.
Graveside services were Friday, May 4 at Mapleview Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Driskill
Shirley Mae Driskill, 73, of Burna died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Princeton.
Surviving are a son, Robin (Stacey) Doom of Burna; a daughter, Amanda Gale Driskill; a brother, Robert Howard Doom of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandsons, Cody Dale Doom and Alex Lynn Doom.       
She was preceded in death by her parents, Doyle H. Doom and Mary E. McKinney Doom.                                 
Services were Monday, May 9 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Rev. Paul Chittenden officiating.
Burial was at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Lyon County.


Rorer
Douglas L. “Doug” Rorer, 75, of Cadet, Mo., died May 2, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Festus, Mo.
He was a self-employed truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Rorer was born in Marion to parents, Henry Leonard and Anna Ruth (Gilland) Rorer, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife Phyllis Hall Rorer of Cadet, Mo.; children, Dotty Rorer of De Soto, Mo., Patty (Keith) Driver of Marion, Missy (Ken) Fowler of Princeton, Holly (Bobby) Turpin of Princeton, Crystal (Larry) Baxley of Whitmere, S.C., step-daughters: Denise (Jack) Koester of Richwoods, Mo,  Billie Sansoucie of Richwoods, Mo., and Stephanie Lucas of Arnold, Mo., a son-in-law, Bo Pinson of Cadet, Mo.; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis (Joe) Risner of Marion, Robert (Linda) Deboe of Marion and Don (Dean) Deboe of Marion.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Pinson; siblings, Kenneth Deboe, John Ed Deboe, Phillip Rorer and Pauline Lee; and a great-grandson Kane Lawless.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.

Curry
Everett Ray Curry, 59, of Marion died Wednesday, May 3, 2016 in Louisville.              
Surviving are a son, Kevin Curry of Marion; two daughters, Angela Jackson of Marion and Shonna Curry of Salem; a sister, Kathy Curry Curnel of Marion; a brother, David George of Grand Rivers; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Riley Curry and Lovine Trail; step-father, James George; a sister and a brother.     
Services are at 2 p.m., be Thursday, May 12 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.
Friends may call from 1 p.m., until the funeral hour, Thursday, May 12 at the funeral home.

Brasher
Donald Garner Brasher went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the age of 81. He was born at home in Dycusburg Nov. 18, 1934.
Brasher is survived by his wife, Jean Brasher of Poteet; brother, Jim Brasher and wife Tina of St Clair Shores, Mich.; sisters, Jane Gibbs of Henderson, Joyce Norman of Evansville and Betty Collins of Kokomo, Ind.; sons, Donald Cal Brasher and wife Sheila of Marion, Harold Morrison Jr. of Pleasanton, Texas, Danny W. Morrison and wife Joett of Pleasanton, Texas and Jason Babcock of Poteet; daughters, Athena G. Driskill and husband Dwayne of Murray, Ky., Donna Green and husband Winfred of Marion, Katrina Wilkins and husband Dale of Hudson Oaks, Texas and Deborah Wright of San Antonio; grandsons, Carrolle Wayne, Donald Earl, Shane, Stephen, Danny Wane II and Jason; granddaughters, Athena, Nicole, Kristi, Misty, Jennifer, Jada, Caitlyn, Georgia, Ashley, Wendy, Ginger and Tara; 29 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and first wife, Joyce Haegelin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Collin and Macie Bell (Tosh) Brasher; second wife, Georgia Nell “Dottie” Brasher; and granddaughter, Crystal Cowger.
At the age of 20, Brasher enlisted in the United States Air Force in Dycusburg, Ky.; he served his country for four years during the Korean Conflict as a sergeant. He then joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves and served another four years. He and his family moved to Castroville, Texas and he went to work for Civil Service at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
During his more than 30 years of service as a Civil Engineer, Brasher worked in the textile laboratories developing all types of safety devices used by the pilots and crew of the aircraft. During this time, he and his family opened a restaurant in Castroville, specializing in steaks and seafood. He was a great cook.
After retirement, he joined General Atomics as a consulting engineers bidding on new contracts for the Air Force. 
He and his family moved to Blanco, Texas where he enjoyed being out in nature. This is where his story writing about his childhood began. He is the author of the published book “The Wampus Cat,” a story about his youth during World War II with his friends in the backwoods of Crittenden County, Kentucky. Brasher and his friends made a living hunting in the backwoods. Late one night during their adventure, they had a terrifying encounter with a black panther known in that parts of the country as the wampus Cat. The book details how the boys tracked the cat and their adventures along the way.
Brasher always carried extra copies of the book with him and would give books to school libraries and people he encountered day to day. He loved to tell his stories and he would autograph his books “TTT” for Tall Tale Teller. He truly had a gift to tell a story and draw the reader into his adventure before realizing that he had simply spun a tall tale.
Brasher was an experienced fisherman and loved spending time in his boat, angling in the mud flats and channels in the Aransas Pass area, searching for that perfect fishing hole. He was loved by his children and adored by his grandchildren who all called him Paw Paw.
In his later years, Brasher relocated to Pleasanton, Texas to be closer to his children. He became an active member of the Pleasanton First United Methodist Church. He loved to play games, so he joined the Senior Circle group where he could be found on Tuesdays playing cards and sharing his latest stories.
The family would like to extend its sincere thanks and gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the South Texas Regional Hospital for their excellent care of Donald during his last days.
Visitation was held at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton on Monday, May 9, 2016. A funeral service was held at First United Methodist Church in Pleasanton on Tuesday, May 10. Interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Shouse
Harold Bennett Shouse, 92, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Salem
He was born July 26, 1923 near Joy in Livingston County to Willie Daniel and Mary Parker Shouse. He lived near Joy for over 50 years, and has lived in Lola for the past 40 years. 
Shouse was a chemist inspector and worked for Essex Wire until retirement. He was a longtime member of Lola Pentecostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother William James Shouse. 
Surviving are a nephew, Ronald William (Beth) Shouse; nieces, Debby Middleton and Pam Papp (Tom) Claycamp; cousins, Paul Glen (Brenda) Shouse of Carrsville, Bob  (Mae) Workman of Paducah and Eugene Trimble of McKinney of Texas; a special friend, Arlene Roberts; and a number of other cousins.
Services were Saturday, May 14 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.

Odom
Linda Pearl Odom, 67, of Marion died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital. 
She was a member of Lola Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Bro. Kenny Odom of Marion; daughters, Elizabeth (Stephen) Floyd of Marion and Margie Odom Walker of Marion; son, James Wayne Odom of Marion; grandson, Blake Floyd of Marion; sisters, Elsie Vigneau of Lafayette, Tenn., Frances "Susie" Adams of Dawson Springs and Alice Faye Bomia of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Elvis “Fat” and Fannie Pearl Watson; and two brothers.
Services were Saturday, May 14 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Beard
Charles Edward Beard, 87, of Marion died Friday, May 13, 2016 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation in Marion.
His wife, Deloris Jane Beard, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Livingston Hospital Salem.  
Beard was a member of Carrsville Baptist Church and Bingham Masonic Lodge #256. He enjoyed fishing, farming and attending auctions. Mrs. Beard was a member of Lola Baptist Church.     
They are survived by:  sons, Brent Beard and Barry Beard both of Marion; daughters, Carolyn Beard of Fordsville, Ky., Charlotte (Billy) Fox of Marion and Sherrie Wilson of Marion; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.  
They were preceded in death by a son, Greg Beard; his brother, Floyd Beard; his sister, Margery Johnson; her sister, Shirley Fox; his parents, Ray Beard and Allie Mae Belt; her parents, PY Damron and Carmen Kimsey.
Graveside Memorial Services for Mr. and Mrs. Beard was Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Deer Creek Cemetery.   There was no visitation.
Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 304, Salem, KY 42078 or Bigham Masonic Lodge, 206 Sturgis Road, Marion, KY  42064.
Arrangements were handled by Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Robertson
Martha Jane Robertson, 82, of Princeton, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Crittenden Health Systems.
She attended Freedom General Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Bonita Travis of Frances; sons, Ricky (Teresa) Robertson of Marion and Greg Robertson of Winchester; a sister, Helen Meeks; and six grandchildren.       
She was preceded in death by husband, Cook Robertson; a brother, Ray Holloman; and parents, Alvie Holloman and Ilene Hamby Holloman.
Services were Sunday, May 15 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. John Dunn officiating.  Burial was at Freedom General Baptist Church Cemetery.

Watson
Charles D. Watson, 75, of Morocco, Ind., died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home.
He was born in Crittenden County on June 5, 1940, the son of the late Orvel Watson and Cassie Dean (Belt) Watson.
He was a laborer for Local #41 Labor Union for 50 years, building many commercial structures in northern Indiana, including hospitals, schools and factories. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife of almost 54 years, Linda Watson; son, Richard Watson; daughter, Shelia (Johnny) Robinson; three grandchildren, Jonathan (Chelsea) Watson, Brently Watson and Kegan Watson; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gary (Sara) Watson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul Watson; and two sisters, Wanda Shell and Betty Martin.
Services were Monday, May 9 at Morocco Community Center with Pastor Rick Helton officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Steinke Funeral Home of Morocco was in charge of arrangements.

Autry
John James Autry, 35, of Marion died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at his home after a long illness. 
He was a member of Harvest House Church.
Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Autry of Marion; daughters, Sidney and Destiny Autry, both of Marion; mother, Sandra Autry of Marion; brother, Conward Autry Jr. of Lyon County; and a sister, Linda Young of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Conward Autry Sr.; and a sister, Monica Ann Autry.
Services were Tuesday, May 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery. 

Brannam
Charles Monroe Brannam, 70, of Salem died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of New Union Baptist Church.  Brannam was a Mason and belonged to Carrsville Lodge 812.  
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Donna Wilson Brannam of Salem; a son, Brian (Cindy) Brannam of Mt. Juliet Tenn.; a daughter, Jana (Chris) King of Salem; sisters, Bettye (Robert) Harrison of Paducah and Phyllis (Randy) Flahardy of Marion; and five grandchildren, David Brannam, Andrew King, Adalynn King, Alyssa King and Ayden King.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas M. and Charlene Sunderland Brannam; and  grandparents, Clarence and Daisy Brannam, and Charlie and Nora Sunderland.     
Services were Saturday, May 21 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.  Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Hardin
Mattie Louise Hardin of Burna died Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  She was six days short of her 87th birthday.
She was a member of Loveless Chapel Pentecostal Church, assisted in county elections for many years and volunteered as a room mother at Hampton Grade School.
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ralph Hardin; her parents, Dewey and Narcissa Loveless; sisters, Georgia Loveless Mitchell and Thelma Jo Loveless Arflack; and brothers, David and Frank Loveless.
Surviving are a son, Joel Hardin and friend Debra Croft of Burna; a son, Ty Ray Hardin and wife Pamalyn of Burna; daughter, Yvonne Maddux and husband T.L. Jr. of Salem; sister, Marcella Mathis of Henderson; grandchildren, Chadman Hardin and wife Taylor of Burna and Marie Scott and husband Dustin of Burna; great-grandchildren, Payton Rylee Scott, Ty Wallace and Nolan Ray Hardin of Burna; a special part of the family, her beloved dog, Patch; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Thursday, May 19 at Salem Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Livingston Hospital Foundation, 131 Hospital Drive, Salem KY  42078. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Frazer
Schley J. “Slick” Frazer Sr. Lt. Col. Ret., 73, of the Big Springs community near Murfeesboro, Tenn., died May 19, 2016.
He was a Marion native and the son of the late Carl O. and Golda Jennings Frazer.
Frazer was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a 1961 graduate of Crittenden County High School and received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and his master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the United States Army after 22 years of service and was the professor of military science at MTSU for four years. He was a member of Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club for 30 years where he served as president in 1996 and district governor of District 6760 from 2006 until 2007.
Surviving are his wife, Freda Sue King Frazer; two sons, Carl H. Frazer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Schley J. Frazer, Jr. and his wife Viktoria of Luzern, Switzerland; two brothers, Edwin W. Johnson of Marion and Charles L. Johnson of Hudson, Fla.; a sister, Frances Quertermus of O’Fallon, Mo.; and six grandchildren.
Frazer was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jess W.  Johnson, Douglas F. “Mose” Johnson, William M. “Copper” Johnson and Robert C. Frazer; and a sister, Ada N. (Polly) Simpson.
Services with full military honors were Wednesday, May 25 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with Rev. Michael O’Bannon, Rev. Ann Benson and Rev. Vernon Burrow officiating. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation through the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club, to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or to the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church.

Duncan
James Given Duncan, 70, of Marion died Monday, May 23, 2016 at his home.
He worked in various managerial positions in the mine construction industry for more than 40 years, most recently as a superintendent with Harrison-Western Construction out of Lakewood, Colo.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Anna Jean Duncan; two daughters, Laura Jean Eifler of Marion and Michelle Lynn Duncan of Salem, two sons, James “Sonny” Given Duncan II of Marion, Daniel “Johnny” Freeman Duncan of Lexington, Ky.; a son-in-law, Edward Allen Eifler of Marion; a daughter-in-law, Jenny Nicole Duncan of Marion; eight grandchildren, Shawn Anthony Faulkner of Marion, Lauryn Brooke Faulkner of Marion, Trevor Allen Eifler of Marion, Lisa Marie Sheats of Marion, Kayla Danielle Amaro of Okinawa, Japan, Amanda Jane Shull of Salem, Justyn Carmello Melendez of Paducah, Jaelyn Leeanna Duncan of Marion, and Jaxton James Duncan of Marion; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Kenneth Edward Duncan of Mountain View, Wyo., William “Billy” Owen Duncan of Marion, Douglas Freeman Duncan of Bowling Green, Robert Oscar Chittenden of Omaho, Ill., and Randy Bee Chittenden of Marion, Ark.; and two sisters Peggy Sue Reed of Salem and Judy Gail Reed of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his parents James Freeman Duncan and Roberta Frances Duncan; two brothers, Cecil Wayne Duncan and Lewis Ray Chittenden; and a sister, Leama Pauline Nichols.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 26 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Bro. Matt Grimes officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 at the funeral home.

Dollins
Jim Earl Dollins, 90, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Decatur, Ga., following a long illness.
He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he was an assistant postal inspector in charge of the Atlanta Regional Office. 
Surviving are his daughter, Gayle (Ron) Alvis; two grandchildren, Leah (Ward) Drennan and Jeremy (Jennifer) Alvis; and four great-grandchildren; and special friends and caregivers, Victor and Ione Rowland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Willie Dollins; his wife, Mildred Truitt Dollins; and son Mike.
A memorial service was held May 6 at A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Atlanta.


Orr
Larry Allen Orr, 69, of Marion died Monday, May 30, 2016 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a certified public accountant, receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from Murray State University in 1968.  He was in the United States Army from 1968-1970, serving in Vietnam. 
Orr received his master’s of business administration from Murray State University in 1972. He served his community as a CPA for over 40 years and was a long-time member of the Kentucky Society of Public Accountants.
He was a lifelong member of Marion Baptist Church.  He was also involved in several community organizations. He was a long-time member of the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce. He received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service for 1983-1984, served as Chamber president 1996-1997 and received the Unsung Hero Award in 1989. Orr was a member of the Crittenden County Lion’s Club, having served as president in 1987-1988. He also served as a little league football coach and middle school football coach. He worked as a radio announcer/sports commentator for the Crittenden County football games on WMJL from 1997 to 2006. He was a founding member of the Crittenden County Economic Development Corporation and had served on its board of directors. He founded PrayerGate, Inc., in 2011, an intercessory prayer organization for chronically and terminally ill individuals, and served as a board member for that organization until his death. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Cunningham Orr of Marion; a daughter, Ginger Orr (Bradley) Boone of Marion; a son, Jordan Orr of Marion; a granddaughter, Lacey Boone, of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George D. and Ruth M. Orr.
Services are at 10 a.m., Friday, June 3 at Marion Baptist Church. Burial with military rites will follow at Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at Myers Funeral Home and from 9 a.m., until the funeral hour at the church on Friday.

Millikan
Sally I. Millikan, 59, of Marengo, Ill., died Saturday May 21, 2016 in Marengo.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Millikan of Marengo, Ill.; sons, Michael Millikan of Calhoun, Ky., Mark Millikan of Rockford, Ill. and Max Millikan of DeKalb, Ill.; sister, Jackie Williams of Marion, Ky.; brothers, Bill Shacklee of Williamsville, Mo. and Robert Shacklee of Rockford, Ill.; and a granddaughter, Peyton L. Millikan of Calhoun, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mally Millikan; parents, William and Mildred Shacklee; a brother; and a sister.
Services were Saturday, May 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Phillips Cemetery.

McDaniel
Virginia Ruth McDaniel, 91, of Marion died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
She was a member of Tolu United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, James Michael (Donna) McDaniel of Benton, Ky.; daughter, Judith Ellen (Buck) Hamby of Marion; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and brother-in-law, Carter McDaniel of Cleveland, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James G. McDaniel; and grandchild, Ginny Threlkeld.
Services were Saturday, May 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the Mary Hall Ruddiman Animal Shelter, 24 Just-A-Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Hale
Guthrie H. “Gus” Hale, 88, of Marion died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.  He was a member and deacon of Barnett Chapel Church and a life-long farmer.
Survivors include his daughters, Jeanetta (Robert) Gibbs of Cave In Rock, Ill., and Vickie (David) Yandell of Manitou, Ky.; son, L.E. (Jan) Hale of Morganfield; grandchildren, Katrease Hale of Detroit, Mich., and Kasey Hale of Marion and Makayla and Caleb Yandell of Manitou; brother, Billy Hale of Marion; sister, Mona McDaniel of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Hale; parents, C. Earl and Esther Hale; half-brother, Joe Hoover; and sister, Naomi Riley.
Services were Wednesday, June 1 at Barnett Chapel Church in Marion. Burial was at White's Chapel Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Whites Chapel Cemetery, 250 Irma-White Road, Marion, KY 42064.


JUNE 2016

Franklin
Jerry Collins Franklin, 63, of Salem died Monday, June 6, 2016 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a carpenter and enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing cards and being outdoors.  He was a veteran of the United States Army.  
Surviving are a son, Jared (Crystal) Franklin of Salem; sisters, Deanna (Harold) Quertermous of Carrsville and Cynthia Russell of Lexington; a brother, Dan (Debby) Franklin of Lexington; numerous nieces and nephews; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carson Curtis Franklin and Elva Pauline Barnes; and a brother, Robert Carsen Franklin.
Services are at 1 p.m., Friday, June 10 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Curtis Franklin officiating.  Cremation will follow.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 9 at the funeral home.


Ford
James “Dude” Ford, 88, returned to the love of his life, Charline “Charlie” Haney Ford, and his Lord and Savior in heaven on Friday, June 10, 2016 with the rising sun guiding his onward journey home. Mr. Ford entered peacefully into eternity at his home surrounded by his family.
Born and raised in Marion, the son of Esdie and Kathleen Ford, Mr. Ford moved to Evansville, Ind., in his early adulthood for work. He later returned to Fords Ferry Road in Marion to finish raising his family.
He held many jobs over the years, never afraid of a hard day's work, but one of Mr. Ford's favorites was at Servel, Inc., where he constructed airplane wings. Now he has wings of his own. Mr. Ford retired from Henry and Henry Monuments where he crafted his own headstone.
An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Ford absolutely loved to ride his four-wheeler, even well into his 80s. He also felt just as at home fishing at Maple Sink Lake as he did at home with his family.
Mr. Ford had a trademark look: blue jeans, a white undershirt, a deep green button-up and an infectious smile on his face. That is how his family and loved ones will remember him.
Mr. Ford is survived by a son, Larry Wayne Ford; a daughter, Reta Gail Ford-Riley; two grandchildren, Derrick Collin Ford and Kennedy Mariah-Kathryn Ford; a great-granddaughter, Aria Lily-McKenah Ford; sisters, Shirley Adams of Arizona and Sue Myer of Florida; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Charline “Charlie” Haney-Ford; a daughter, Judy Carolyn Ford; a son-in-law, James “Jay” Riley; a brother, Boyce “Buster” Ford; and a sister, Edith Ford-Butler.
The world is a darker place without James “Dude” Ford.
Funeral Services were Monday, June 13 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mathieu
James Joseph Mathieu, 88 of Morganfield, died Friday, June 10, 2016 at his home. 
He was a member of the Durbin Council of the Knights of Columbus where he was past Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He was also active in the Pro Life movement and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly, Ky.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Mathieu of Morganfield; daughters, Jeanette Phillips (Donnie) of Marion and Patsy Clausen (Phil) of Hobard, Ind.; a son, Jimmy Mathieu of Paducah; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three step-sons, James Williams of Sebree, Roger Williams of Sebree and Melvin Williams of Morganfield; a step-grandson; and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary Mathieu; a daughter, Mary Sorrisso; and four sisters.
Services were Monday, June 13 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly, Ky. with Fr. Larry McBride officiating. Burial was at St. Williams Cemetery in Marion.
Whiitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Shelter of Love or John Paul II Catholic School.

Beliles
Velma Beliles, 73, of Morganfield died Friday, June  10, 2016 at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 
Surviving are a son, Joel Beliles of Evansville, Ind., a brother, James Gass of Clay; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orlan and Imogene Gass; brothers, Hubert and Ted Gass; and sisters, Ruby Bingham and Lois Fritts.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m., Monday, June 20 at McMican Cemetery in Marion.
Whitsel Funeral Home in Morganfield is in charge of arrangements.Sullenger

Johnson
Mitchell “Mitch” Ray Johnson, 42, of Marion died at his home Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Surviving are his father, Willie Ray Johnson of Marion; a sister, Kim (Stacy) Collyer of Marion; a brother, Mike Johnson of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; two nieces Ashley Collyer and Jessica Strain; and two nephews, Cruce Collyer and Arron Johnson.
He was preceded by his mother, Anna Johnson.
Services were Friday, June 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Union Cemetery.

Sullenger
Dennis Ray Sullenger, 63, of Carrsville died Monday, June 13, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah.
Surviving are two sisters, Serena Stalion of Jackson, Tenn., and Nyoka Sullenger of Carrsville; and a brother Donald Blake Jr. of Paducah.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Sue Blake Tucker; and his parents, Dennis E. Sullenger and Samantha Jean (Turner) Blake.     
Graveside services were Sunday, June 19 at Deer Creek Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.

Brandon
Madonna Brandon, 66, of Sturgis died unexpectedly Thursday, June 16 2016 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Ind.
She was retired from Par-4 Plastics in Marion and a Christian.
Surviving is a son, Jason Crowe of Sturgis; a sister, Linda Dockemeyer of Owensboro; a brother, Joe Rednour of Sturgis; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Louise Rednour; a daughter, Denise Jackson; a sister, Kay Newcom; and a nephew, Shawn Guenther.
Services were Sunday, June 19 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Rev. Billy McKendree officiating. Burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Madonna Brandon Memorial Fund.
 

West
Darlene Lynn West, 62, Marion died Thursday, June 16, 2016  at her home.
Surviving are a daughter, Tammy (Mickey) McGregor; two sons, Michael (Leigh Ann) West and Timothy (Debbie) West; a brother, Hank Doom; two sisters, Doris Newcom and Marla Rushing; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas (Sunny) West; parents, Lewis Sr. and Ovella Doom; and a brother, Lewis Edward Doom.
Services were Sunday, June 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home.

Sunderland
Janet Eileen Sunderland, 68, of Salem died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Carmon Sunderland; daughters, Amber Roberson (Chris) of Paducah, Elizabeth Prescott (Jeff) of Paducah; a son, Justin Sunderland (Chasity) of Kevil; sisters, Patricia Jones of Princeton, Mo., Debbie Whitmarsh of Colona Ill., Donna Bier of Clinton Iowa and Marilyn Hostens of East Moline, Ill.; and grandchildren, Hannah, Reagan, Dylan, Emily, Skyler and Dixie.
She was preceded in death by four brothers; and her parents, Roy Minge and Clara E. Reed.    
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 23 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call starting at 11 a.m., until the funeral hour on Thursday at the funeral home.

Andrews
Floyd A. Andrews, 61, of Greenville, S.C., died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Belvidere, Ill., Dec. 13, the son of the late Ira and Norma (Rasmussen) Andrews.
Surviving are his daughter, Crystal Andrews of Greenville, S.C. (and her children Landen Johnson and Logan Andrews), his son, Casey Andrews of Greenville, S.C. (Brittany and his son Seth Andrews), and his longtime partner Judy Beltz; three siblings, Gary (Ann) Andrews of Greenville, S.C., Mona (Mark) Anthony of Marengo, Ill., and Mike Andrews of Frances; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Andrews graduated from Marengo High School in Illinois in 1972. He later served 12 years on the City of Marion Police Department and was Crittenden County Sheriff from January 1991 to August 1998. Andrews then moved to Greenville, S.C., where he worked in security at Michelin and then became a lieutenant at BMW where he worked until he was no longer able.
Floyd loved his friends and family with his whole heart. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Floyd had a sense of humor and made everyone around him giggle. He was loving and stubborn and left an imprint on everyone’s life and heart he touched. He was a strong man and put up a huge fight until the very end. He will be forever remembered by everyone with whom he came into contact.
Services were Tuesday at The Palmetto Mortuary in Greenville, S.C.
The family would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Open Arms Hospice for the care given to Floyd during his final month.
Hunt
Orman Glenn Hunt, 89, of Marion died Friday, June 17, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
He served in the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he worked at Moore’s Business Forms where he retired after 30 years of service. Following Moore’s, Hunt worked at Crittenden Health Systems and retired a second time after 20 years of service.
Being community-minded, Hunt served in various capacities throughout more than 40 years of public service. He was a certified fireman and served locally on the Crittenden County Rescue Squad and multiple fire departments as a fireman and administrator. Up until his death, he was active with the Crittenden County Volunteer Fire Department, Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department and the Crittenden County Rescue Squad. In earlier years, he served as secretary-treasurer of the Western Motorcycle Association and was a member of Woodmen of the World.
Surviving are a brother, Harold of Marion; several nieces and nephews; and  cousins of Morgantown, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delmer and Erna Hunt; and three brothers, Duane, Charles and Malcolm.
Burial with military rites was held Tuesday, June 21 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Lizak
Betty L. Lizak 74, of Marion died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, John Lizak of Marion; two sons, Jeffrey Lizak of Marion  and Christopher Lizak of Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister, Corrine Adcock of Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and May Kinnes, five sisters; and two brothers.
Services were Saturday June 18 at St. William Catholic Church. Burial was at St. William Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Saalwaechter
Jonathan Saalwaechter, 35, of Sedalia, Ky., died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Murray Calloway County Hospital.
He was a supervisor with Pilgrim’s Pride in Mayfield.
Surviving are his wife, Amy Saalwaechter of Sedalia; father, Delbert Saalwaechter of Hazel Green, Ala.; mother, Connie Daley of Murray; son, Tyler Saalwaechter of Sedalia; maternal grandfather, Clinton Pete Drennan of Murray; sister, Alex Daley of Murray; two brothers, David Saalwaechter of Harvest, Ala., and Ben Saalwaechter of Murray.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 23 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray. Rev. Kendrick Lewis and Pilgrim’s Pride Chaplin Bro. Jack Studie will officiate. Burial will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 22 from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Franklin
Larry Wayne Franklin, 66, of Salem died Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
He owned and operated Franklin Used Cars and had been a Kentucky used car dealer since 1971.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove General Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mona Johns Franklin of Salem; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Wayne and Illa Marie Bebout Franklin.
Services were Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Phillip Sanders and Rev. Israel Sanders officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.

Anderson
Garland Anderson, 64, of Clay formerly of Marion died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was a truck driver and a member of New Hope Independent General Baptist Church where he served as minister of music.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda Glore Anderson of  Clay; a son, John (Virginia) Anderson of Clay; grandson Victor Anderson of Clay; and brothers, Ricky Anderson and Lavon Anderson both of Gulfport, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Helen Redd Anderson; and a sister.
Services were Sunday, June 26 at New Hope General Baptist Church in Clay. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Phillips
Edwin Marshall Phillips, 83, of Marion died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a butcher.
Surviving are his wife, Ginger Fulks Phillips of Marion; a son, Paul Phillips of Paducah; sisters, Delores Girdley of Manitou, Ky., and Elaine Smith of Hopkinsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne M. and Edna Mae Dawson Phillips; and brothers, Welby Allen, Cary Wayne and Phil Lewis Phillips.
Cremation was chosen by the family and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Higgins
Darrel Clay Higgins, 68, of Jeffersonville, Ind., died June 24, 2016.
He was CFO of Carbide Industries in Louisville and a member of the Kentucky National Guard. He was also an avid golfer and UK basketball fan. 
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Jayliene Higgins; two daughters, Heather Higgins (Danny) and Holly Shoubridge (Eric); parents, Clarence and Virginia “Tatty” Higgins of Marion; sister, Kay (Ron) Jenkins of Marion; a niece, Beverly Davidson;  great-nephew, Brandon (Alex) Jackson; and great-great-nephew, Daryl Sherer.
Services were Tuesday, June 28 at Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Ind., and there was a graveside service Sunset Memorial Gardens in Evansville, Ind.
Memorials may be made to Cook Memorial United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association, or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

Russell
Carroll Raymond Russell, 68, of Marion died June 21, 2016 at his home.
Surviving are his wife, Sheila Russell of Marion; sons, Cody Russell of Salem and Travis McCord of Marion; daughter, Abbey Tinsley of Marion; sisters, Joyce Groves of Marion and Vahonna Russell of Louisiana; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Nathan Russell; parents, Morris and Grace Russell; and two brothers.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 


JULY

Caraway
Gail M. (Richter) Caraway, 76, of Caldwell County died Saturday July 2, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Perry (Karen) Caraway of Caldwell County; three daughters, Shannon Carl of Caldwell County, Trudy (Tim) Cox of Marion and Brooke (Jesse) Sherrill of Caldwell County; three brothers, John Richter of Fort Myers, Fla., Charles “Bud” Richter of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kevin Richter of McHenry, Ill.; four sisters, Sharon Trambly of Kirkland, Ill., Mary Lou Gordon of Virginia Beach, Va., Megan Richter of Belvedere, Ill., Heidi Dosantos  of Virginia Beach, Va.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Wilburn “Bub” Caraway; her parents, Elmer and Norma Richter; a brother, Chris Richter; a daughter, Pamela Rushing; a grandson, Christopher Caraway; and a great-grandchild, Emily Caraway.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 7 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Lester Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Morse Cemetery in Princeton.

Boone
Samuel Lynn Boone, 58, of Burna died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
He was a former employee of the Livingston County Road Department and of the Baptist faith. 
Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Beverly Lanham Boone of Burna; a son, Keith Tramble; his mother, June Edna Rudd; brothers, Pat Boone of Smyrna, Tenn., and Mark Boone of Smithland; and grandchildren, Maddie Tramble, Addison Tramble and Tate Quertermous.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ashley Nicole Boone; and his father, Harold Payne Boone.
A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.

Belt
Edwina E. Belt, 88, of St. Louis, Mo., formally of Marion died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at her Home.
Surviving are daughters, Marilyn B. Smith and Carol (Doug) Belt Niemuth; a brother H.B. Phillips; grand-daughter, Jennifer S. (Will) Weltman; great-grandsons, Paul Thomas and Samual Dorsey Weltman; and others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Harold Belt; and parents, Henry and Mary Bertha Phillips.
Services are at 10 a.m., Friday, July 8 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 7 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Love Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Love Cemetery or Hurricane Cemetery.

Brantley
Marie Annette Brantley, 56, of Marion died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital. 
She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.    
Surviving are her son, Barry Brantley of Marion; brothers, Karl Brantley of Marion, Terry Brantley of Marion and Duane Brantley of Salem; sister, Brenda Fowler of Cadiz and mother, Joyce Faye Brantley of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her father, Nathan Brantley Jr.
Services are at 2 p.m., Friday July 8 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Rosebud Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m., until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Travis
Bernice Ann Travis, 80, of Marion died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a mother, a pharmacy tech and member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Johnie Travis of Marion; daughter, Kathy (Jack) Moore of Marion;  sons, Randy (Diane) Travis of Grand Junction, Tenn.; Larry Travis of Marion and Micheal (Melinda) Travis of Marion; five grandchildren, Justin (Fallon) Beard, Jason Beasley, Jay Michael Travis, Jacob Hunt and Kaylin Travis; three great-grandchildren, Quentin Beard, Greyson Beard and Jayden Duncan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Viva Dial Craighead.
Services were Saturday, July 9 at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Wight
Barbara Lee Wight, 91, of Marion died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1924 to Ruth and Walter A. Cole of Hodgenville, Ky.
She was an honors graduate from Transylvania University in 1946, a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and the Robert Barr Society. While attending Transylvania University, she met  her future husband, Donald Wight of Elkhart, Ind.
Upon completion of his D.D.S. degree from Northwestern University in  1950, Dr. and Mrs. Wight moved to Marion where they established his dental  practice. Barbara worked in her husband's practice in numerous capacities until his retirement in 2001. She was also employed by The Peoples Bank for 29 years.
Active in the community throughout her life, Barbara was a member of  the Marion Christian Church where she served as organist. She was past president of the Marion Woman's Club and the PTA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Walter Cole; and her husband, Dr. Donald L. Wight.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Ann Wight of Seattle, Wash.; a son, Charles Wight of Eddyville; a granddaughter; six great-grandchildren; and her brother, Dr. Walter A. Cole of Brandenburg, Ky.
She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed. “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell.
The memorial service will be private. Interment will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center Residents' Activity Fund, 201 Watson St., Marion, KY 42064-1824.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Tyner
William G. Tyner, 93, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
He was a native of Salem.
Tyner was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro and was retired vice president and general manager of Procon Pump and Engineering. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army Air Corps.
Surviving are his children, John C. (Therese) Tyner of Royal Oak, Mich., Thomas (Janice) Tyner of Murfreesboro, Joanne Grant of Winchester, Tenn., Rebecca Elrod of Murfreesboro; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Tyner; infant daughter, Teresa Tyner; and parents, William C. Tyner and Nellie Conyer Tyner; and a sister, Billie Vibbert.
Services at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro with Rev. Dr. John Hinkle Jr. and Dr. John Todd officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the Common Room at the church.
Memorials may be made to Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity or First Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro.
Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Murfreesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Crowell
Chuck Crowell, 74, of Marion died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his home.
He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Bonita Corley Crowell of Marion; son, Charles Dana (Kelly) Crowell of Harvest, Ala.; daughters, Tracy Lynn (John) Phillips of Paducah, Lara “Kristy” (Patrick) Hines of Athens, Ala.; Jennifer Leigh (Peter) Lovassy of Harvest, Ala.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Crowell; and a sister, JoAnn Robison, both of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Barthel and Melba Brantley Crowell.
Services were Monday, July 11 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Russell
Carroll Raymond Russell, 68, of Salem died June 21, 2016 at his home.
Surviving are his wife, Sheila Russell of Salem; sons, Cody Russell of Salem and Travis McCord of Marion; daughter, Abbey Tinsley of Marion; sisters, Joyce Groves of Marion and Vahonna Russell of Louisiana; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Nathan Russell; parents, Morris and Grace Russell; and two brothers.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pogue
Mary Virginia Pogue, 94, of Marion died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are 12 nieces and nephews, Alan (Doris) Stout, Keith (Julie) Stout, Angie (Larry) Hurst, Alice Jane (Bob) Lodge, Judy Rhodes, Frieda Alexander, Howard (Portia) Crider, Kerry (Mary) Crider, John Canada, Katie (Ed) Johnson, Janet (Ed) Quinlivan and Thomas (Crystal) Peek; and several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Pogue was preceded in death by her husband, Marion “Jim” Pogue; parents, Earl and Katie Crider; four brothers, Bill Crider, Willis Crider, Everett Crider and Chat Crider; two sisters, Grace Peek and Imogene Stout, all formerly of Marion; a nephew, John Earl Crider; and a niece, Peggy Malcom.
Services were Monday, July 11, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mexico Cemetery Fund, 6152 US 641, Marion, KY 42064.

McDaniel
Mona E. McDaniel, 93, of Marion died Friday, July 8, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital. 
She was a member of Barnett Chapel Church, Crooked Creek Homemakers, Crittenden County Hospital Auxillary and former employee at Potter and Brumfield.
Survivors include her son, Joe (Toni) McDaniel of Franklin, Ky.; daughters, Jan (Richard) Gregory and Marie (Steve) Burkhart, both of Marion; brother, Billy Hale of Marion; grandchildren, Kelly Platfoot of Marion, Crystal Capps of Grand Rivers, Adam Barnes, Ryan McDaniel and Jordan Yates, all of Marion, and Cierra Madison and Ella Simpson, both of Franklin, great-grandchildren, Deken Platfoot of Marion and McKenzi, Parker and Keiler Belt, all of Grand Rivers, Kenlee, Bennett and Elle McDaniel, all of Marion, Kaylee and Garrison Capps, both of Murray, Emmalea, Morgan and Phillip Barnes, all of Marion, Chase Gezzelman and Aly and Miles Yates, all of Marion and Jackson Madison of Franklin.   
She was preceded in death by her husband, O.B. McDaniel; parents, C. Earl and Esther Hale; brother, Gus Hale; sister, Naomi Riley; and half-brother, Joe Hoover.
Services were Monday, July 11, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Barnett Chapel Church, c/o Gilbert Funeral Home, 117 W. Bellville St., Marion, KY 42064.

Babb
Dr. Robert Marion Babb of Orange Beach, Ala., was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on July 9, 2016 at the age of 73. 
Robert “Bob” was born in Henderson, Ky., on May 19, 1943. He was reared in Marion where his parents, Lois and F.M. Babb owned and operated Babb Drugs. He attended Columbia Military Academy in Tennessee and went on to graduate from Murray State University and complete his doctorate at the University of Kentucky.
As an instructor with the Kentucky Community  and Technical College System, Dr. Babb developed the Data Processing degree program, was a member of the Data Processing Management Association, and he served as an accreditor for many years with the Accrediting Body of Business Schools.  Dr. Babb taught at Arkansas State University, chaired the Department of Computer Science at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., where he assisted in the development of the Society of Yeager Scholars and held the position of the Charles Yeager Mentor, was the Dean of the School of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University where he oversaw the building of the Bailey Business Center, and Dr. Babb retired in 2008 from the Oklahoma Office of the Inspector General.
He was a leader in his community notably in the area of developing young leaders. He was an Eagle Scout, served on the leadership board for Boy Scouts of Oklahoma and a Girl Scout Leader for the Black Diamond Council in W.Va., and he was a Kentucky Colonel.  Additionally, he was a major in the military reserves where he served his country for 26 years.
Bob was joyfully and intimately involved in the life of the church in each place that he lived, serving as Sunday school director, Sunday school teacher, preschool extended teaching care teacher, volunteer at Falls Creek and the summer WINGS camp for special needs and as a deacon in Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia and Oklahoma. He also served on the executive board for the West Virginia  Convention of Southern Baptists.
Surviving are his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Sherion Hurst Babb. Additionally, Bob’s legacy will be continued through his three daughters and son-in-laws, Susan Renee and Juan Galvis of Madrid, Spain, Dora Lee (D’Lee Babb) and Dave Gesler of Murray, Ky., and Kara Marion and David Juneau of New Orleans, La.; his sister, Lois Susan Babb of Islamorada, Fla., and his grandchildren, Nikolas, Marc, Zac and Gabe Galvis and Eleri, Gwynnie, Eowyn and Sinjin Gesler.
Memorial services were held on July 13, 2016 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Okla. Visitation will be held in Marion from 6-8 p.m., on Saturday, July 16 at Myers Funeral Home. The funeral and interment will be held beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 17 at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Dr. Robert M. Babb Memorial Scholarship Fund at www.thegiftofeducation.com.
“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:6-8.

Janosi
Betty Jean Slaton Janosi, 82, of Lindenhurst, Ill.,  died July 10, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are daughters, Elizabeth Janosi of Lindenhurst, Ill.; Mary Sutherland of Algonquin, Ill., and Kathy Hudson of Kihei, Hawaii; sons, Michael Janosi of Long Lake, Ill.;  Frank Janosi, of Bonham, Texas; Joseph Janosi of Lindenhurst; seven grandchildren; a sister, Frances Slaton Herrin of Marion; and brother, Donald Slaton of Madisonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Ruth Drury Slaton; her husband, Louis Janosi; three sisters; and two brothers.
Services were Thursday July 14 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Repton Cemetery.
Binkley
James Corbett Binkley Jr., 83, died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo.
He was born in 1932 to James Corbett and Sallie E. (Ramage) Binkley in Livingston County.
He was retired from Gates Rubber Company in Denver.
Binkley was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Millikan) Binkley; two children, Gregory Binkley and Sally Elaine (Matthew) Cushing; three grandchildren, Joshua James, Jordan Elizabeth and Justin Matthew Cushing; sisters, Dorothy Doris (Paul) Moffett, Mary Lou Girardot and Vanda Engler; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, preceding him in death were brothers, James Charles Binkley and Douglas Don Binkley; sisters, Helen Louise, Opal Lee, Virginia Dean Binkley and Linda Marie Binkley.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 7 at Olinger Funeral Chapel in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Blackburn
James Robert Blackburn, 85 of Sturgis, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at his home.
Prior to retirement, he had worked in construction management. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Clay, lifetime member of VFW and a member of Jachin Lodge # 739 F&AM in Clay. He served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Blackburn; and wife, Iva Nell Belt Blackburn.
Surviving are his son, Roger (Gail) Dailey of Owensville, Ind.; granddaughter, Kalea Garrett; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were Friday, July 15 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.

Steward
Sandra Lee Steward, 65, of Elizabethtown, Ill., died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Hardin County Hospital in Rosiclare, Ill. 
She was a retired school teacher.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Steward of Elizabethtown, Ill.; son, Bric (Rachel) Steward of Harrisburg, Ill.; daughter, Braci (Jeff) Fulkerson of Elizabethton; sister, Lennie Sue Volle of Golconda, Ill.; grandchildren, Kelsi Dru Fulkerson, Quincy Bennett Steward, Camille JoLee Steward and Kase Taylor Fulkerson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Bennett and Gertrude Millikan.
Services were Tuesday July 19, 2016 at Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare. Burial was at Empire Cemetery.

Collins
Joyce Moxley Collins, 60, of Marion died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. 
She was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church. 
Collins enjoyed reading, ceramics, cooking, HGTV, and watching her daughter rodeo.
Surviving are her sons, Christopher Collins and wife Chasity of Marion and Matthew Collins of Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Elizabeth Collins of Marion; four sisters, Linda Belt of Sturgis, Helen Crawford of Marion, Brenda Rittenberry of Burna and Terry Ellis of Smithland’ three brothers, Jerry Moxley of Owensboro, David Moxley of Marion and Perry Moxley of Lola; and two grandchildren, Kylie and Dalton Collins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeptha and Maddie Moxley; and husband, Eddy “Flash” Collins.
Services were Wednesday, July 20  at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Joe Baker officiating. Burial was at Old Bethel Cemetery in Morganfield. 

Meeks
Joann Meeks, 83, of Princeton, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Caldwell County Medical Center. 
She was a retired store clerk for Cookie's Market and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Belinda Young and husband Ray of Livingston County; two sons, Dewight Meeks and wife Dianne of Princeton and Gary Meeks and wife Lisa of Princeton; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Sigler, Brandy Day, Wesley Young, Samantha Meeks, Jesse Young, Isabella Meeks and Adreanna Young, eight great-grandchildren, Brandon Sigler, Tate Sigler, Jase Sigler, Delaney Sigler, Sidney Day, Evan Day, Landon Young and Kyler Fuller; and a brother, Junior Brasher of Evansville, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Thomas and Carrie Travis Brasher; husband, Carlton Meeks; a sister, Dorothy Duvall, a granddaughter, Carrie Meeks; and a great-grandson, Jacob Haynes.
Services were Wednesday, July 20 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Ronnie Sivells officiating and assisted by Rev. Baxter Boyd. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

Copeland
Madux Wayne Copeland, 7, of Fredonia died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at St. Mary Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
He was a student at Caldwell County Primary School and a member of Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Caldwell County Gold All-Star baseball team.
Surviving are his parents, Chad and MacKenzie Copeland of Fredonia; sister, Brylee Copeland of Fredonia; paternal grandparents, David and Chris Copeland of Marion; maternal grandparents, Richard and Jodell P'Pool of Princeton; paternal great-grandparents, Louis and Kathy Salas of Portage, Ind., and Juanita Copeland of Joplin, Mo.; and maternal great-grandparents, Ernest and Kay Lundstorm of Princeton.
Services were Saturday, July 23 at Morgan's Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Boyd officiating, assisted by Rev. Joe Farless. Burial was at Lebanon Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon Baptist Church Youth Group, P.O. Box 412, Princeton, KY 42445 or Youth Incorporated of Caldwell County, P.O. Box 336, Princeton, KY 42445.

Tinsley
Virginia L. “Ginny”  Tinsley, 65, of Marion died Friday, July 22, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was retired from Marion Police Department where she worked as a dispatcher.      
Surviving are her husband, Donald Tinsley of Marion; son, Edward Neil Doom of Morganfield; daughters, Michelle Lee Doom of Marion and Melinda Ann Whitlock of Henderson; mother, Margaret Ann Weldon of Marion; brother, Mike Weldon of Marion; sisters, Patricia Vied and Nancy Hodge, both of Marion; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Neil Weldon; brother, Tom Weldon; sister, Margaret Louise Weldon; and an infant son.
Graveside services were Wednesday, July 27 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hunter
Alvin “Toby” Lynn Hunter, 74, died on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at his home in Salem following a lengthy illness.
Surviving are his sons, James Lynn (Tammy) Hunter of Nashville, Tenn., and Chris Hunter of Salem; a daughter, Dee (Scotty) Johnson of Salem; sisters, Nerva Loveless of Salem and Agnes (Don) Duncan of Salem; brothers, Danny (Beverly) Hunter of Salem and Bobby (Linda) Hunter of Tiline; and four grandchildren, Coby Hunter, Cheyanne Johnson, Hailey Johnson and Miley Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Linda Hunter; parents, Buel and Clara Adams Hunter; sisters, Louise and Diane; and brothers Calvin, Jesse and Billy.
Services were Monday, July 25 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Troy Newcomb officiating. Burial was at Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery.

Champion
Patricia Ann Champion of Paducah died Thursday July 21, 2016 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Paducah.            
Surviving are her husband, Donald Champion of Paducah; daughters, Tricia (Jimmy) Albright of Paducah and Tiffany (Billy) DeBoe of Marion; three grandchildren, Trey, Kirsten and Caden DeBoe of Marion; and a step-grandchild, Chastity Albright of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mildred Settle Dexter.
Services were Sunday, July 24 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Union Cemetery.

Marvel, 104
Mariam Marvel, 104, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
She was born April 2, 1912 in Crittenden County to Simeon and Alice Hunt.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and gardening.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Morganfield.
Surviving are two daughters, Vanda Phelps of Henderson and Bernadine Maxfield and husband Richard of Marion; a son, Roger Marvel of Morganfield; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Marvel; son, Everett Marvel; grandson, Danny Marvel; an infant grandson; three brothers; and a sister.
Services were Saturday, July 23 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Bro. Ron Gish officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church in Morganfield or St. Anthony's Hospice.

Hart
Helen L. Hart, 78, of  Flint, Mich., died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at McLaren Flint Hospital.
She was born in Crittenden County on April 26, 1938, the daughter of the late James and Juanita (Weldon) Hughes. She moved to Michigan by way of Indiana through job opportunities. Hart retired in 1998 after 32 years at Trinity Industries.
Surviving are her husband, Floyd Hart; step-daughter Melissa (Hart) Marc Rucinski; sister-in-law, Jinni (John) Shinkle; great-nephew, Justin; an aunt, Margaret Weldon and her family, mostly of Marion.
She was preceded in death by a nephew, Jon Shinkle; an uncle, Walter Weldon; and a cousin, Tommy Weldon.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, July 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m., until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Poindexter
Keith E. Poindexter, 84, of Rosiclare, Ill., died Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Hardin County General Hospital in Illinois.
Poindexter retired from the fluorspar industry as an operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are sons, Danny Poindexter and Stoney Poindexter, both of Rosiclare; and granddaughter, Andrea Poindexter of Charleston, SC.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marion C. Poindexter; parents, Courtney James and Monena Chandler Poindexter; and brothers, Kelsey, Dennis and Arnold Poindexter.
Services were Wednesday, July 27 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Gernigin
Christopher Aaron Gernigin, 29, of Alton, Ill., formerly of Marion, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.
He was born May 27, 1987 in Wood River, Ill., to Tammy Jean (Hurley) Gernigin of Marion and the late John Douglas Gernigin III.
Surviving are his mother; four children, Skylynn, Christopher II, Parker and Tipton Gernigin; their mother: Julie Brankov, all of Kentucky; and three brothers, John Gernigin of Fosterburg, Ill., Jeff Gernigin and Shelby Gernigin, both of Kentucky.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, July 29 at Wojstrom Funeral and Crematory in Granite City, Ill. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 30 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family for the benefit of his children.
Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.


Jenkins
Terry Ralph Jenkins, 57, died Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Texas.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stephenville, Texas and served as a deacon for the past eight years. He also served as a United Way board member.
He was an employee of Emerson Electric for 32 years, and had served as plant manager in Stephenville for the last decade.  Jenkins was diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer in 2003. 
Surviving are his wife, Amy Michele Jenkins; father Bill Jenkins and stepmother Yvonne Jenkins; mother Lavada Jenkins; sisters Shanna Simmons, Lori Holeman, Stephanie Ortiz-Cerrillo, Amanda Jenkins and Tammy Hudson; children Josh Jenkins, Rhiannon Jenkins, Abigail Thomas, and Betti Brooks; and grandchildren Jordyn Jenkins, Stehl Jenkins and Shay Brooks.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Tracy Jenkins.
Services were Thursday, July 28 at the First Baptist Church in Stephenville, Texas. Lacy Funeral Home in Stephenville was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Kinderbridge at First Baptist Church in Stephenville.

Autry
Sandra Kay Autry, 67, of Marion died Thursday, July 28, 2016 at her home. 
She was a member of Harvest House Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda Young of Marion; son, Conward Autry Jr. of Lyon County; grandchildren, Cody and Wes Autry of Lyon County, Sidney and Destiny Autry of Marion and Monica Jewell and Texas Young, both of Marion; and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Autry of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Conward Autry Sr.; a son, John James Autry; and a daughter, Monica Ann Autry.
Services were Sunday July 31 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery.
Poindexter
Natalie Jo Poindexter, 83, of the Sikeston, Mo., formerly of Marion, died Aug 1, 2016. 
She was born Jan. 23, 1933 in Crittenden County to William Camel and Cleo Railey Hendrix.
She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church of Marion. She worked for  Montgomery Bank for over 40 years. 
Surviving are daughters, Brenda (Kyle) Gillespie of Dexter, Mo., and Anita (Ken) Moore of Sikeston, Mo.; a son, Roger (Pat) Poindexter of Nashville, Tenn.;  four sisters,  Willie (Percy) Summers of Mayfield, Martha (Robert) Estes of Bowling Green, Doris McMican of Marion, and Barbara (Jerry) Nunn of Deslodge, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Sherry Hendrix of Marion;  and five grandchildren, Drew Moore, Holly (Kell) Mikel, Tyler Gillespie, Morgan Poindexter and Ryan Poindexter; a great-grandson, Mathieu Wade Moore; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Theo Poindexter; and two brothers, Edward Hendrix and infant Richard Hendrix.
Services were Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Repton Cemetery. 
Bledsoe
Preston Bledsoe, 81, of Fredonia died Sunday, July 31 at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa. 
He was former pastor of Faith Fellowship Assembly in Suwanee and a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Valetta Little Bledsoe of Fredonia; two sons, Jimmy Don Smith of Fredonia and Jonathan Edward Smith of Mexico, Ky.; two sisters and a brother, Jeanette, Daphanne and Charles, all of Mississippi; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George “Kit” Bledsoe and Vera Creekmore Bledsoe; his first wife, Shirley Bledsoe; two daughters, Shirley Jo Stephens and Kathy Edwards; two sons, Michael and Preston   Jr.; three brothers, Noel, J.W. “Jack,” G.C. “Buddy” and a sister, Doris Marie.
There will be no visitation. Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6 at Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Larry Buchannan officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Gideon’s International, Lyon Caldwell Camp, P.O. Box 421, Eddyville, KY 42038 or Wounded Warriors (877) 958-2233.
Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.

Gilland
Josephine "Jo" Gilland, 83, of Marion died Monday Aug. 1, 2016 at her home.
She was a member of St. William Catholic Church and worked as an RN for 57 years before retiring.
Surviving are her daughters, Nadine "Bernadine" Gilland-Sarono of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Debbie Gilland-Eubanks of Benton, Ill., Glenda Pinheiro of Waianae, Hawaii and Lisa Jo Dossett of Marion; sisters, Alice Adams of Temecula, Calif., and Flora Aguinaldo of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, 21 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Gilland, parents, Pedro and Clotilde Cabulagan; brother, Robert Cabulagan; and sister, Dolores Johnston.
Services are at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5 at St. William Catholic Church in Marion. Burial will be in St. William Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5-9 p.m., Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Crider
Anna “Katie” Crider, 87, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center. 
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Doris (Alan) Stout of Marion; son, Dr. Steve (Debbie) Crider of Marion; grandchildren, Kristi (Dru) Tischer of Shawnee, Okla., Corey (Michelle) Crider of Marion, Erica Guess of Nashville, Tenn., Kullen Crider of Paducah; Katie (Kory) Cunningham of Murray and Logan (Stevie) Stout of Murray; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sue Werick of Union County, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Bud” Crider; parents, Vernon and Zela Railey; daughters, Linda Gail Jones and Joyce Ann Crider; grandson, Matthew James Jones; sisters, Margaret Belt and Louise Mayes; and brothers, Jackie and Jerry Railey.
Services were Thursday, Aug. 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Bro. Kory Cunningham and Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial was at Piney Fork Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Piney Fork Cemetery, c/o Gilbert Funeral Home, 117 W. Bellville St., Marion, KY 42064.

Hansen
Sherril Lynn Hansen, 75, of Marion died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her daughters, Tanya Ramage of Marion, Cindy Kissinger of San Francisco, Calif., and Sandy Noe of Portage, Ind.; brother, Billy Joe (Tootie) Rushing of Marion; grandchildren, Rommel Ellington Jr., Stefanie Ellington Midkiff, Kristina Frakes, Kayla Mansfield, Samuel Stoye and Jacob Hodge and great grandchildren, Jacen Powell, Lucas Midkiff and Cate Frakes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Dorothy Charlene Rushing; a sister, Paulette Newcom; and her children's father, Leon Hodge.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 6 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorial may be made to Autism Society, 4330 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Koon
William Jake “Jakie” Koon, 75, of Marion died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at Jennie Stewart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. 
A retired core driller, he was a veteran, having served in the United States Army National Guard.                  
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Sue Kayse Koon of Marion; son, Troy Koon of Louisville; sister, Mary Holliman (Dale) of Salem; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by parents, Jake A. Koon and Mary Etta George; and brother, James Wayne Koon. 
Private graveside services were held. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Belcher
Anna Michelle Belcher, 46, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.
She was a member of Miracle Word Church in Salem.
Surviving are a son, Scott Belcher of Paducah; daughter, Bridget Posey of Cross Plains, Tenn.; sister, Carolyn Graham of Marion; brothers, Tim Williams of Marion and Bud Williams of Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and a special friend, Charles English.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Williams and Stella Aders; and sister, Edith Rose Wells.
A memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Whitt
Addam Stewart Whitt, 20, of Coloma, Mich., formerly of Marion,  died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at his home.
He was a member of Calvary Bible Church in Benton Harbor, Mich., was attending Liberty University, was a counselor at Hurricane Youth Camp for the past four years and worked at The Children's Center in Niles, Mich.
Surviving are his parents, Stewart and Brenda Whitt of Coloma, Mich.; sister, Shera (D.J.) Culp of McKenzie, Tenn.; grandmother, Anna Lou Whitt of Marion; grandparents, Charlie and Jenny Sisco of Marion; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Buddy Whitt.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 18 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery. 
The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hurricane Youth Camp, 6822 SR 1668, Marion, KY 42064.

Hill
Lillian “Ruth” Nottingham Hill, 95, of Tell City, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at Oakwood Health Campus.
Surviving are three daughters, Carol (John) Baughman of Frankfort, Ky., Betty (Barry) Ingram of Hendersonville, Tenn., Lucy (Byron) Alvey of Tell City, Ind., eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Hill; parents, Frank and Lillian Nottingham; four brothers and sisters, Dr. Frank Nottingham, Stuart Nottingham, Nathaniel Nottingham and Lucy Sawyer; and a nephew, Nathaniel Nottingham Jr. She is also survived by Dr. Stuart Nottingham, Mason Nottingham and several other nieces and nephews.
Services were Friday, Aug. 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Marion Methodist Church, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY.

DeBoe
Norvel Dean DeBoe, 74, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. 
Surviving are her husband, Donald DeBoe; a daughter, Jana Sisco of Clarksville. Tenn.;  a son, Jeff DeBoe of Marion; a sister, Dorris Ann Stubblefield of  Hobart, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fletcher Byron White and Allie Mae Doolley; two sisters, Juanita Belt and Lois Faye Barnes.
Services were Saturday, August 13 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Doom
Michael Shane Doom, 46, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Marion, Ky., died Sunday,  Aug. 7, 2016 at his residence.
He was a member of Miracle Word Church in Salem.
Surviving are a daughter, Callie Doom of Marion; father and stepmother, Jerrold and Joy Doom of Marion; mother, Charlotte Gass of  Marion, Ill.;  brothers, Brad Doom and Jaivon Doom, both of Marion, Ill.; and step-sister, Christy McKinney of Henderson.
Services were Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marion. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.  Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.

Ruschmeyer
John Frederick Ruschmeyer, 67, of Salem  died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
He was a retired chemical operator and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Lesia Dickerson Ruschmeyer of Salem; daughter, Megan Ruschmeyer; and brothers, Thomas Ruschmeyer of Pekin, Ill., and Scott Ruschmeyer of Peoria, Ill.
He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Ruschmeyer and his parents, John and Shirley Meredith Ruschmeyer.
Graveside services were Monday, Aug. 15 at Old Salem Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078 or Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah KY 42003.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Gobin
Rayburn E. Gobin, 83, of Providence died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at home.
He was a retired general manager and consultant of Providence Plastics Factory.
A 60-year member of Providence Lodge #148, he was a five-time past Master. He also served as a past District Deputy Grand Master, was a past Worthy Patron of Eastern Star #304, member of Madisonville Scottish Rite, member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and served as chairman of the Providence Uptown Renaissance.
Gobin was a member of the Providence First Baptist Church and also attended Providence First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife Eva “Joan” Gobin; his son Mark (Jennifer) Gobin of Providence; a stepdaughter Stephanie (James) Phillips of North Carolina; a stepson Franklin McBee of North Carolina; two grandsons, Snapper (Shelley) Gobin and Graham (Melissa) Gobin, both of Providence; granddaughters, Brittany Phillips and  Kelsey Phillips, both of North Carolina; granddaughter Bailey McBee and grandson Tyler McBee, both of Florida; and three great-grandchildren, Riley, Case, and Sadie Gobin, all of Providence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Edith Gobin; his brother Jack Gobin and his first wife Pauline Gobin.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 13 at Providence United Methodist Church with Bro. Don Cole and Diane Oakley officiating. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery in Providence.
Melton Funeral Home in Providence was in charge of arrangements.

Stalion
Dorothy Helen Cooper Stalion, 84, of Salem died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She was a homemaker and school bus driver in Livingston County for many years. Stalion was a member of Salem Baptist Church.     
Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Vernon Franklin Stalion; five daughters, Mary Helen (Reg) Hodges of Daytona Beach Fla., Carolyn (Richard) Grainger and Martha (Franz) Zimmerman, both of Salem, Susan Stalion of Greenville Ky., and Nancy (Guy) Hall of Newburgh Ind.; sister, Anna Jean (Wendell) Ordway of Calvert City Ky.; brother, Claud (Marcella) Cooper Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Lee Ann (Mike) Keller, Ben Grainger, Daniel (Sara) Hall and Emily Hall; and great-grandchildren: Debbie Keller, Kate Keller, Gabe Keller, Sydney Keller, Melina Keller, Clara Hall and Cooper Hall.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claud Cooper Sr. and Opal Bebout Cooper; a sister, Barbara Cooper Newcom; brothers, Harold Cooper and Gorden N. Cooper; and a great-grandchild, Jonas Roman Keller.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Wendell Ordway and Gerald Burnett officiating.  Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to Marion United Methodist Church, 112 College Street, Marion KY 42064 or Salem Church of Christ, c/o Don Berry, 211 West Main Street, Salem KY 42078.                     

DeBoe
Diane DeBoe, 57, of Marion, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 at her home. 
She was a retired payroll clerk for a chemical plant and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Crayne.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Dean DeBoe of Marion; a daughter, Alisha Marie Smith of Paducah; a step-daughter, Ashley Frederick of Marion; a stepson, Jeremy DeBoe of Marion; a sister, Sandra Littlejohn of Princeton; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Louise Croxton Robertson.
Services were Friday, Aug. 19, Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Roger Waters officiating.  Burial was at Lamasco Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Lourdes Hospice Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-9961.

Wright
Muriel Wright, 100, of Marion died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Calvert City.  She was a member of Tolu Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Vickie Pearson of Paducah; son, Bennett Ray Wright of Princeton; sister, Frankie Mae Croft of Salem;  six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett Wright; parents, Hayes and Lillian Easley; a brother and four sisters.
Services were Friday, Aug. 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home  in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Myers
Wayne Myers, 69, of Sullivan died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 at his home.
He was a United States Air Force veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Judith Myers of Sullivan; sons, Roy Don Gobin of Sullivan and Dean Gobin of Dekoven; brother, Delmar Myers of Portage, Ind.; sister, Hazel Lee Ford of Portage, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Ruth, Bailey, Chelsea and Anzie Gobin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Louis and Hazel May Myers; a sister; and three brothers.
Services were Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Hospice, 720 Main St., Corydon, KY 42406.

Greenwell
Benita “Sue” Greenwell, 77, of Morganfield died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Greenwell of Morganfield and Cathy Steward (Mitchell Sr.) of Sturgis; a son, David Wayne Greenwell (Melissa) of Marion; six grandchildren, Amanda (Allen) Harris Brade (Kara) Greenwell, Jessie (Mary) Greenwell, Jacob Greenwell, Dustin Greenwell and Lilly Steward; and six great-grandchildren, Jonathan Steward, Braxton, Elizabeth, Barrett, McKenzie  and Jason Greenwell.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Stewart; husband, Donald W. Greenwell; two sisters, Peggy Davis and Dotsey Pate; and a brother, Norman Stewart.
Services were Monday, Aug. 22 at  St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield with Fr. Randy Howard officiating. Burial was at St. Agnes Cemetery in Uniontown.
Memorials may be made to St. Ann Church or St. Anthony's Hospice.
Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield was in charge of arrangements.

 Macon
David Ramsey Macon, 85, of Owensboro died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
He was born Aug. 19, 1931 in Rutherford County, Tennessee  to the late Archie Jesse Macon and Melissa Irene Weeks Macon.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Allen Macon.
He was married to Edna Shewcraft on Jan. 21, 1956 at Ft. McClellan, Ala. They were married for 57 years, until Edna's death on June 12, 2013. 
Macon was a veteran of the Korean War and retired from Army Chemical Corps as a Lt. Colonel, was a licensed private pilot, amateur radio operator and an electrical contractor. He taught math, physics, chemistry and computer science in the Metro Nashville School System, retiring from Hume-Fogg Academic High School in 1986.
The family moved to Owensboro in 1993 from Robertson County, Tenn., and joined the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro.
Surviving are his son, David Lee Macon of Bellville, Ill.; a brother, Robert Allen Macon of Nashville; a sister, Mary Victoria Macon Doubler of Fayetteville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
At his request there was no visitation or funeral. His cremated remains will be interred at a later date in the Coleman Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tenn. James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may send donations to the Open Door Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro,  2514 Heartland Greens, Owensboro, KY 42303 or the Coleman Cemetery Fund, 5803 Woodbury Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

Kearl
Mary Elizabeth (McMican) Kearl, 85, of Toppenish, Wash., died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray D. Kearl, who passed away in March. She is also preceded by her son, Dennis Kearl; and an infant daughter. 
Surviving are two daughters, Ginger Lawrence and Cyndi (Kirk) Stuart; sisters, Jackie McMican and Isabelle Thompson; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was born in Marion Sept. 18, 1930 but moved to Toppenish, Wash., in late 1947 with her parents, Milam (Mack) and Irene (Macky) McMican after graduating from high school in Kentucky.  She went on to graduate from Griffin Business College in Seattle and attended modeling school. She was active for years in her work with the Alfalfa Grange, the Toppenish Junior Rodeo, The Eagles, as a 4-H leader, The Red Hatters and many other groups.
Services will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at Heggie's Colonial Funeral Home in Toppenish, Wash.
Memorials may be made to The Cottage in the Meadow or the Yakima Warriors.


Brantley
Claude K. Brantley, 56, of Hillsboro, Mo., died August 27, 2016 in St. Louis County, Mo.
He was born Nov. 15, 1959 in Marion. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 32 years as an engineer. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was an avid outdoorsman.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia J. Brantley (nee Loehr) of Hillsboro Mo.; daughters, Amy (David) Sperry of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Cassandra L. Brantley of Hillsboro, Mo.; grandsons, Jason and Brendan Sperry of Palm Harbor, Fla.; brothers, Dan (Debbie) Brantley of Vandalia, Ill., Ray (Pat) Brantley of Del City, Okla., and Marshall (Valerie) Brantley of Hillsboro, Mo.; sisters, Donna (David) Fortenberry of Mooresville, N.C., Shelia (Orville) Truitt of Marion, Debbie Croft of Marion and Rita (Don) Philbrick of North Point, Fla.; a sister in law, Judy Brantley of Douglasville, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents,  Floyd and Berna Brantley (nee Simpson); and a brother, Robert Brantley.
A memorial gathering will be held from 11 a.m., until 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home in Hillsboro, Mo. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m.

Wright
Muriel Wright, 100, of Marion died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Calvert City.  She was a member of Tolu Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Vickie (Foster) Pearson of Paducah; son, Bennett Ray (Jewell) Wright of Princeton; sister, Frankie Mae Croft of Salem;  six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett Wright; parents, Hayes and Lillian Easley; a brother and four sisters.
Services were Friday, Aug. 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home  in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Lynch
Frances Irene Lynch, 80, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
She was retired from Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Price of Marion; sons, Frank Lynch of Fenton Mo., Roger Lynch and Jackie Lynch both of St. Louis, Mo., James “Bubbie” Lynch of Marion and John Lynch of Hopkinsville; four sisters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Clark, who passed away at nine months age; sons, Robert Lynch and Thomas Lynch; a sister; six brothers; and her parents, Luther and Wilma Mae Belt Hackney.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 27 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery.

King
Edith (Lamb) King, 99, of Blackwell, Okla., died Aug. 4, 2016 at Sunrise Senior Living in Katy, Texas.
Surviving are a daughter, Jeannie Coleman (David) of Arvada, Colo., a son, Ron King (Jan) of Katy, Texas; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a cousin Marvin Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Ralph King; a son, Joe Jack King; her great-grandson, Owen Noah Sidwell; parents Thomas Edgar and Ethel Lamb, formerly of Crittenden County; three sisters and a brother.
Burial was at Blackwell Cemetery in Blackwell, Okla.

McDonald
Eddie Joe McDonald, 60, of Marion died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 at his home.
He was a retired coal miner, a member of Marion Baptist Church and the UMWA.
Surviving are his wife, Reita McDonald of Marion; daughter, Aaron McClure of  Hopkinsville; a granddaughter, Madison McClure; two brothers; and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Doris Belt McDonald.
Cremation has been chosen by the family and the arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Home in Marion. No visitation is scheduled.

Drennan
Clinton W. "Pete" Drennan, 100, of Murray, formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He was the oldest member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a member of Shady Grove Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his daughters, Connie Dailey of Murray, Barbara Irwin of Indianapolis, Ind., and Marylee Blythe of Henderson; son, Clinton “Eddie” Drennan of Henderson; sisters, Hilda Horning of Clay, Helen Lowey of Evansville, Ind., and Betty Uhazie of Romeo, Mich.; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Drennan; daughter, Nancy Grealis; a grandson, John Saalwaechter; great-grandson, Dakota Faught; parents, William David and Mary Agnes Drennan; and three brothers.
Services were Sunday, Sept. 4 at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church with entombment in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements. Masonic Rites were given at the funeral home.


SEPTEMBER 2016

Arvin
Bertha Lorine Arvin, 84, of Marion, formerly of Princeton, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.  She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann (Donnie) Winders of Marion, Agnes (James) Haney of Providence; two sons, Andy Joseph (Joan) Arvin of Providence and Kenneth Ora (Bonnie) Arvin  of Georgia; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Arvin; her parents, Ora Wyatt and Frankie Lois Armstrong Wyatt; a son, Carl Benton Arvin; a grandchild, Allison Marie Sherrill; and a  great-grandchild, Victoria Kayana Arvin.
Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 9 at Meek's Cemetery in Caldwell County with Bro. Mike Jacobs and Bro. Donald Winders officiating. Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements.

Smith
Edward Darrel Smith, 76, of Fredonia died Sept. 2, 2016 at the Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
He was a retired iron worker.
Surviving are three sons, Ricky Don Smith and Jonathon Edward Smith of Marion and Jimmy Don Smith of Fredonia; a sister, Susie Lott, of Frances; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Margaret Owens Smith, a son, a step-daughter, four brothers and two sisters.
Services were Sunday, Sept. 4 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Frances Cemetery. 

Campbell
Kenneth Eugene Campbell, 74, of Marion died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Livingston Hospital.
Survivors include his sons, Mike Campbell of Marion and Brian and Mark Campbell, both of Iowa; brothers, Bryant Hayes of Marion and Bobby Campbell of Ohio; sisters, Sharon Young of Texas and Karla McKillip of Iowa; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norm and Ellen Campbell; and a brother.
Services will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Ambassador’s For Christ Church.
Memorials may be made to the Campbell Family, c/o Mike Campbell, 140 Briarwood Dr., Marion, KY 42064.

Johnson
Juanita Mae Johnson, 88, of Salem passed on to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, Sept. 2 at 2:20 p.m., at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services, Inc.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of the Baptist faith.  She was a life-long resident of Livingston County, working in Livingston and surrounding counties to care for her family.  She retired from Moore  Business Forms in the mid-1980s. She was married to Rolley James Johnson for 68 years prior to his death on Oct. 3, 2012. 
She is survived by one son, Rolley E. Johnson and his wife Iona K., of Forest Hill, Md.; two grandsons, James Lynn Johnson and Christopher Mark Johnson, both of Forest Hill, Md.; and four great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Samantha, Kaylin and Emily Johnson.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Luvena Bozeman, Erleen Kitchen, Prelene Kirk and two brothers William “Bill” and Thomas “Junior” Asbridge; and her parents A.E. and Nina Asbridge.
Funeral services will be on Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors, with the Rev. A.C. Hodge officiating.  Burial will follow in Pinckneyville Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m., to the funeral hour Sunday, Sept. 11 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center Resident Donation Fund or to Alzheimer’s Association, (www.alz.org/donate). Send checks in c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078. 

Kennedy
Audrey Lois Tohtz Kennedy died Monday, Sept. 5, in Marion. She had suffered a stroke in August and was in hospice care. She had a peaceful death surrounded by family.
Earlier this year Audrey celebrated her 90th birthday at events in Nevada, Mo., and Dallas, Texas. At both events were dozens of lifelong friends and family, including her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There was much laughter, many stories, and memories abounding of a woman whose life was an inspiration and a celebration of joy and service to others.
She was born Apr. 20, 1926 in St. Louis, Mo. She graduated from Blewett High School in St. Louis in 1943. She graduated from Southwest Baptist College in 1946 and from William Jewell College in 1948. She married Donald W. Kennedy on June 11, 1948. They moved to Nevada where Don practiced law and later became a judge. They moved to Kansas City, Mo., when Don was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals in 1978, where he served until his retirement.
Don and Audrey lived many years in Nevada, Mo., raised their family there, and engaged in numerous civic activities as well as being active members of First Baptist Church. While in Nevada, Don and Audrey lost a son, Roger Quin, to leukemia at the age of 17. Though heartbroken, they set about making a positive impact on Roger's many friends, the church and the entire community through memorials, scholarships and various events that commemorated Roger's life and the faith of the family.
Audrey's life was devoted to her family and her steadfast faith in God. She loved life, music and laughter and she never stopped thinking of others and ways in which to help her many friends but also people whom she had never met. She was a talented singer and shared her lovely voice over many years in her church and in many civic events.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don in 2008, son Roger in 1973, brother Jack Tohtz, parents Richard and Amy Tohtz, and her son-in-law Wayne Dean. She is survived by daughters, Julianne Kennedy Pederson of Dallas, Jennifer Kennedy Dean and Priscilla Kennedy Graham of Marion; two sons-in-law, five grandchildren  and six great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 at Marion Baptist Church in Marion. Memorials may be made to Marion Baptist Church, or The Praying Life Foundation (www.prayinglife.org.)
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Sills
Sandra Rhea Sills, 75, of Marion died Sept. 5, 2016 at her home.
She was a beautician and a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Letitia Sills and Felicia Jones, both of Marion; four grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and brothers, Bill Watson of Ledbetter and Jerry Watson of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Kenneth Sills; and parents, Ray and Lucille Harnice Watson.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 10 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Potter
Pauline Potter, 68, of Lone Oak died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a member of Concord Assembly of God.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Lon Potter of Paducah; daughters, Angelina (Albert) Mendoza of Hobart, Ind., and Donna (Michael) Peters of Chesterton, Ind.; brothers, Amon Shuecraft of Kingsport, Tenn., and Ricky Shuecraft of Salem; sisters, Mary King of Paducah, Jearldeen Lanham of Kevil, Linda Haney of Paducah, Phyllis Garrett of Eddyville, Patricia Wring of Paducah, Cheryl Fowler of Panama City FL; and grandchildren, Brent Mendoza, Salena Mendoza, Tara Mendoza, Cade Mendoza, Colin Peters and Connor Peters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vivian and Myrtle Damron Shuecraft; and a sister, Janice Morris.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 10 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Bobby Strong officiating.  Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Powell
Emmett Lee Powell, 62, of Carrsville died  Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at his home.
Powell was a deacon at Old Salem Baptist Church, a trustee of North Livingston Baptist and a member of the Burna Coon Hunters Club.
Surviving are his wife, Joan Powell of Carrsville; son, Thomas Powell of Murphysboro, Tenn.; step-daughter, Joyce (Chris) Rose of Burna; sister, Hilda (Norwood) Wright of Paducah; and a grandson, John Rose.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Beatrice Doyle Powell.
Services were Monday, Sept. 12 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.

Glass
Ginger Lee Glass, 67, of Salem died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.
She was a member of Faith Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Deirdre Fall of McHenry, Ky.; sister, Nadine Czalbowski of Tennessee; brother, Michael Czalbowski of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.               
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee Glass; sons, James Lee Glass and Bobby Shane Glass; a granddaughter, Brandie Dawn Glass; and her parents, Alfred Lee Gardner and Dorothy Lee Moore. 
Services are at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at Faith Church in Salem. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem is in charge of arrangements.
Madden
John Samuel Madden Jr., 55, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.
He was a veteran and served his country for 20 years in the United States Army.
Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Patricia Madden of Brandenburg; seven daughters; Michelle (Justin) Risner of North Carolina, Melissa Davis of Cadiz, Stephanie (Aaron) Carr of Morganfield, Kimberley Dukes, Ashley Madden, Elizabeth Madden and Brandie Madden, all of Ekron; three sons, Cody Madden, Justin Madden, and Ricky Madden, all of Ekron; a sister, Jeanie Madden of Paducah; brothers, Robert Rhea of Leitchfield and Floyd Madden of Tiline; and seven grandchildren, Jason, Amberly, Abby, Sarah, Layden, Jacob and Tanner.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Madden III; a brother, David Madden; and parents, John Samuel Madden and Lafonna Owen Madden.
Services are at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Jay Shuecraft officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may visit Thursday from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., at the funeral home in Salem.

Sizemore
Lisa Joyce Sizemore, 61, of Marion died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
Sizemore was born Jan. 27, 1955 in Salem to the late W.G. Belt and Virginia Louise Nation Belt. She was a registered nurse and a member of Marion Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Johnny Ray Sizemore of Marion; a step-daughter, Amanda Faye Sizemore of Brandon, S.D.; and an aunt, Clara May Brinkley of Madisonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation and services were Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs with Elder Jeff Winfrey officiating. Burial was at Menser Cemetery.

Kiebler
Dorris Elaine Day Kiebler, 88, of Paducah died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.       
She was a retired teacher and a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church. 
Surviving are five children: Kerry Kiebler, Sharon Kiebler and Judy Riley, all of Paducah; John (Helen) Kiebler of Calvert City, and Eddy (Lisa) Kiebler of Melber; 11 grandchildren, Brian Riley, Lynette (Jon) Evans, Kevin (Courtney) Kiebler and Josh Riley all of Paducah; Vanessa (Scott) Nelson of Calvert City, Terry (Carrie) Kiebler of Portland, Tenn., Tina Little of Johnston City Ill., Sara (Billy) Hammock of Westmoreland, Tenn., Elaine (Jeremy) Dowdy of Benton, Ky., Christopher Boone of Ledbetter; Zack Kiebler of Melber; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Jim Schade of Ledbetter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ada Day; her husband, William C. Kiebler; two sons, Ricky and Bobby Kiebler; two brothers, Waldo and Jack Day; and two sisters, Ella Mae Hardin and Peggy Schade.
Services were Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Dr. Jeff Wallace and Rev. Stan Reid officiating.  Burial was at Bethel Cemetery near Joy.
Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice Care or Lone Oak First Baptist Church Music Department, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Shuecraft
Teresa Faye Shuecraft, 50, of Salem died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
She was employed by Cumberland River Homes. 
Surviving are her husband of 29 years, David Shuecraft; daughters, Chassity (Travis) McDonald of Smithland and Whitney (Cody) Russell of Salem; son, Grant Shuecraft of Salem; sister, Lisa Holloman of Salem; brother Keith Woodall of Smithland; father, John William Woodall Sr.; and three grandchildren, Zanya Russell, Atley Russell and Sadler McDonald.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Watson Woodall; and brother, John William Woodall Jr.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at Lola Cemetery.

Higgins
Clarence Martin Higgins, 90, of Fredonia died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at his home.
Surviving are his wife Virginia “Tatty” Higgins; a daughter, Diana Kay (Ronnie) Jenkins of Fredonia; three grandchildren, Beverly Davidson, Heather (Danny) Higgins, Holly (Eric) Shoubridge; a great-grandson, Brandon (Alex) Jackson; and a great-great-grandson, Daryl Sherer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenza and Laura Higgins, a son, Darrel C. Higgins; two brothers; and three sisters.
Services were Sunday, Sept. 18 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.     
Madden
Rocky Allen Darnell, 61, of Marion died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at his home.
He was a truck driver and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Darnell of Marion; daughters, Brigette Pratt of Bath, Ill., Michelle Jackson of Princeton, Carrie Darnell of Marion; Angela Darnell of Cadiz; several grandchildren; sisters, Kathy McKinley of Morton, Ill; Rita Kirk of Meredosia, Ill.; and Nita Kirk of Galesburg, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Goldie Hall Darnell; son, Travis Darnell; two brothers; and a grandson.
Cremation was chosen by the family. No visitation or services were scheduled.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Conyer
Robert M. Conyer, 73, of Marion died Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah. 
He was a member of Ambassador's For Christ Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Conyer of Marion; daughter, Donna (Mike) Campbell of Marion; sons, David (Sissy) Conyer and Donnie (Tressa) Conyer, both of Marion; brothers, Doyle, Stan and Donnie Bruce Conyer, all of Marion; sister, Kay Winters of Marion; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Osborne and Pauline Conyer.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 24 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or St. Jude’s Children's Hospital.

Ramage
V. Frances Ramage, 90, of Fort Mill, S.C., formerly of Niagara Falls, N.Y., died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Karen Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Edward E. Ramage.
Born in Livingston County June 25, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Crossland and Florena Hardin and the eldest of 11 children.
Surviving are six children: Evelyn Bright (Floyd) of Bremerton, Wash.; Wayne Ramage of Ocean Springs, Miss., Karen Thompson (Charles) of Fort Mill, S.C.; James Ramage (Deborah) of Palmyra, N.Y.; Sandra Edgington (Charles) of Fort Mill, S.C. and Cheryl Merante (Thomas) of Louisville; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two   brothers; and two sisters.
Services were Sunday, Sept. 25 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Burna.
Memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or Liberty Gospel Church, 105 N. Liberty, Belleville, MI  48111.

Conger
Madison LaShae Conger, 15, of Crestview, Fla., formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
Survivors include her parents, Meredith and Carrolle Wayne Conger of Crestview, Fla.; sister, Courtni Conger of Crestview, Fla.; grandmother, Linda (Kenny) Penn of Marion; grandfather, Larry Simpkins of Marion; grandparents, Winfred and Donna Green of Marion; and nephew, Carter Stowe of Crestview, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Pat Conger; and an uncle, Paul Simpkins.
Services were  Sunday Sept. 25, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Asbridge Cemetery.

Wheatcroft
Edith Mae Wheatcroft, 96, of Marion died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at her home.
She attended Freedom Church where she taught Sunday School.
Survivors include her daughters, Anna Lee Love of Marion, Tressa (Donnie) Conyer of Marion and Frankie (Gary) Moore of Marion; grandchildren, Rodney McKinney of Marion, Bambi Love of Madisonville, Jennifer (Joey) Simpkins of Marion, Candi (Donny) Edwards of Marion, Jimmy Williams of Marion and David Williams of Marion; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Pernell Wheatcroft; mother, Mamie Lofton; a brother; and 3 sisters. Services were Monday Sept. 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Freedom Cemetery.

Fryar
Margaret Fryar, 79, of Princeton died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at her home.  She was a retired realtor and a member of Donaldson Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband Charlie Fryar; two daughters, Pam Bryant and husband, Kerry of Mayfield, and Karen Radford of Indianapolis, Ind., two sisters, Barbara Hodge of Hobart, Ind. and Patty Patton of Marion; a brother, Bruce Wing of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Martha Champion Wring; and a son, Philip Fryar.
Services will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorials may be made to North American Mission Board-MSC,  Account No. 10270P. O. 116543.

See
Carl Lee See, 76, of Salem died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at Livingston Hospital.
He was a retired Ironworker and a Mason.
Surviving are his son, Jeremy See of Salem and granddaughter, Peyton Holloman of Henderson. Services will be held at a later date. Boyd Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
 
Nelson
Boyce Louise Nelson, 96, of Marion died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was retired from Richmond Brothers Clothing. She was a member of Marion Baptist Church and had served on the Crittenden County Literacy Council.
Surviving are two daughters, Ernestine (Raymond) Love of Ledbetter and Alma Dalton of Salem; four grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Nelson; and parents, Jesse and Emma Collins Merritt.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial at Mapleview Cemetery.

Cobb
Rudy Dwayne Cobb, 51, of Burna died after a tractor-trailer accident on Sept. 27, 2016 in Illinois.
Surviving are his son, Bryan J. Cobb; his mother Sandra (Sandy) Cobb; an aunt, Connie Kitchens; two great-aunts, Myra Wiggins and Carleen Edelman; and two cousins, Tara McCleane and Ryan Kitchens.
He was a career truck driver.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 1 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Fryar
Margaret Fryar, 79, of Princeton died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at her home.  She was a retired realtor and a member of Donaldson Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband Charlie Fryar; two daughters, Pam Bryant and husband, Kerry of Mayfield, and Karen Radford of Indianapolis, Ind., two sisters, Barbara Hodge of Hobart, Ind. and Patty Patton of Marion; a brother, Bruce Wing of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Martha Champion Wring; and a son, Philip Fryar.
Services were Friday, Sept. 30 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Chris Turpin officiating, assisted by Rev. Lester Watson. Burial was at Meeks Cemetery.
 Memorials may be made to North American Mission Board-MSC,  Account No. 10270 P. O. 116543, Atlanta, GA  30368-6543. In memo line put Acct. #10270 or go online: msc.kindtera.org//turpins.


Dunbar
Johnnie Ray "Chigger" Dunbar, 59, of Marion died Sept. 26, 2016 at his home.
He was a member of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include his son, Sean Dunbar of Bedford, Ind.; granddaughter, Jackie Dunbar of Bedford, Ind.; sisters, Sheila Binkley of Marion and Janice Harris of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Rayburn and Betty Dean Dunbar; and a sister.
A private family service was held.

OCTOBER 2016

Brown
Linda Sue Brown, 72, of Marion died Sunday Oct. 9, 2016 at Livingston Hospital.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her son, Randy Brown of Henderson; daughter, Kim Brown Green of Marion; sister, Dolly James of Marion and granddaughter, Kacy Brown of Madisonville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Brown; parents, Charles and Mary Walker; grandchildren, Tara Green and Marcus Brown; and nine brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

McDowell
Jewell Waunita McDowell, 96, of Marion died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Surviving are daughters, Shelia (Kenneth) Tabor and Denise (Chad) Young, both of Marion; grandchildren, Tonya Dunning of Bowling Green, Breeanna Goldsberry of Oakland City, Justin Peek of Frances, Mitchell Peek of Princeton, Amy Peek of Frances, Carrie Peek and Hunter Young, both of Marion; step-grandchildren, Jacob Young and Katlin Young, both of Marion; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn McDowell; her parents William and Belle Adams Hughes; daughter, Sandra Dunning; son, Bobby McDowell; sister, Leona Hurley; brothers, James Hughes and Fred Hughes; grandson, Robert Shawn Tabor; and two great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial will be at Carrsville Cemetery.       
Friends may visit Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.   

Ferguson
Beatrix Joy Ferguson, 85, of Dycusburg, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Graveside services were Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at Dycusburg Cemetery.
Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements.

Rye
George Thomas Rye, 56, of Marion died Oct. 11, 2016 in Marion.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Martin.
Surviving are his sister, Jennifer Adams of Marion and  several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were Friday, Oct. 14 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Webster County.


Dunkerson
Homer F. Dunkerson, 79, of Burna died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Salem Springlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was of the Baptist faith and was an active member of American Legion Post 217 in Burna. He was  a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Dunkerson was a 14-year  employee of Modine Manufacturing Company before becoming self-employed and starting his own trucking business in 1973. He retired in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jean Phelps Dunkerson; mother, Edna Guill Bailey; stepfather, Leon Bailey; and father, Truman Dunkerson.
Surviving are three sisters, Nancy Hanley (Lannie), Debbie Mauck and Diane Leftrick (Donnie), all of Springfield, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Jerry Phelps (Judy) of Robbs, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Hampton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 217, 1364 US 60 East, Burna, KY 42028.   
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services was in charge of arrangements.

Fox
Donna Lou Fox, 74, of Marion died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at Crittenden County Health And Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Doug Fox of Marion; a daughter, Kanley (Wayne) Hadfield of Marion; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Fox was preceded in death by her parents, James and Isabel Watson; and a son, Troy Fox.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Friends may call from 10 a.m., until service time Thursday. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.

Wall
David Lee Wall, 63, of Paducah died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
He worked 42 years for UPS making deliveries for much of that time in Marion.
He was a member of Salt & Light Community Church of Paducah.
Surviving are his son, David Lee Wall II and wife Stephanie of Benton; daughter, Aimee (Wall) Woodruff and husband Jarrett of Paducah; brother, Kenneth Wayne Wall and wife Janice (Brown) Wall of West Chester, Penn.; sister, Sandra (Wall) Ragan and husband Keith of Benton; brother in-law, Norris Thompson, Jr. and wife Patty of Paducah; four grandchildren, David “Trey” Wall III, Addi Wall, Hollyn Woodruff, Cole Woodruff; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Susan T. Wall; parents, Harold and Bertha (Dallas) Wall.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah. There will be no visitation. Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to Salt & Light Community Church, 155 Pugh Road, Paducah, KY 42003.


Binkley
James Dwight “Jimmy” Binkley, 67, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at his home. 
He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of VFW Post 5484 and Evansville Carpenter's Union Local 224.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Binkley of Marion; son, Tim Binkley of Marion; daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Belt, Susan Binkley, Ashton Binkley and Kaitlin Binkley all of Marion; brothers, Larry Binkley of Hobart, Ind., and Richard and Tony Binkley both of Marion; grandchildren, Tara (Joey) Blazina of Calvert City and Avery Belt of Marion; great grandchildren, Aiden Blazina of Calvert City and Kayson and Hayden Atwell, all of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Burnett and Bertha Josephine Binkley; brother, Doug Binkley; and niece, Joanie Binkley.
Services were Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Military Rites were given at the cemetery.

Williamson
Betty Joan Williamson, 82, of Salem died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at her home. 
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Williamson of Salem; sons, Joey Wayne Williamson of Valparaiso, Ind., and Brian Williamson of Hobart, Ind.; daughter, Linda Jean Ward of Coco Beach, Fla.; brother, Eddie Farnum of California; sisters, Doris Morgan of California and Margie Rosenaw of Florida; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Blanch Farnum; and four sisters.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery


Rich
Katherine L. Rich, 95, of Steger, Ill., died Oct. 24, 2016.
She was a registered nurse and long-time employee of Ingalls Memorial Hospital. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Murphy and Clara (nee Thomas) Lanham; her husband, Noble Rich; and a sister, Lucile Shackelford.
Surviving are her children Nancy (Jay) Abell of Oswego, Ill., David (Vicki) Rich of Lakeside, Ariz., and Ruth Rich of Crete, Ill.; grandchildren Jennifer (Craig) Abell-Champion, Penny (Brian) Ohlendorf, Becky Steere, Elizabeth (Adam) Sheinkopf, Amanda (Dan) Filsinger and Dawn (Tyler) Martin; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 29 at Steger Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity or South Suburban Humane Society.

McDaniel
Elizabeth Glore Trail McDaniel, 87, of Cicero, Ill., died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.
She was born June 25, 1929 in Tolu to the late John and Leola Glore. She was a member of St. William Catholic Church  and retired from Potter and Brumfield.
Surviving are daughters Deborah (Ron) Jaskula of Cicero Ill., Rhonda (Randy) Lewis of Dover, Del., sons Michael McDaniel and Craig McDaniel of Baltimore, Md.;  six grandchildren, Billie (Brian) Zastresek, Michael Giliberto, John Pembor, Connie (Deanna) Giliberto, Jennifer (Ben) Shankle, and Finnegan McDaniel; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Giliberto; and a grandson, Robert Giliberto; brothers Pete, Bennett and Bud; and sisters Cecelia, Helen, Lois and Maryann.
Neptune Society Cremation Services at Downers Grove, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas
Calvin Thomas, 70, of Kuttawa died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton.
He was a retired pipefitter for Westlake Chemical and a member of Dycusburg Masonic Lodge #232.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Smith Thomas of Kuttawa; a daughter, Cheryl Soloman  and husband, Mike of Edwardsville, Ill., a son, Brenton Thomas and wife Angie of Kuttawa; a step-daughter, Stacey Jones of Marion; a step-son, Wesley Jones of Marion; two sisters, Martha Yates and husband  Ted of Kuttawa and Sara Bouland and husband, Tommy of Bushnell, Fla.;  a granddaughter, Morgan Jamison and husband, Johnny of South Fulton, Tenn., a great-granddaughter, Macy Jamison, a step-granddaughter, Autumn Jones of Marion; and a step-great-grandson, Zayden Todd.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, William Stanley Thomas and Leona Guess Thomas.
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at Macedonia Cemetery in Lyon County.
Lakeland Funeral Home of Eddyville was in charge of arrangements.

Doom
Austin Lee Doom, 21 of Benton died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at his home.
He was born in Marion and was a laborer with James Marine in Paducah.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Nicole (Lewis) Doom of Grand Rivers; a step-son, Nicholas Hamelin of Grand Rivers; mother and step-father, Laura and Danny Watkins of Grand Rivers; grandmother, Occie Cole of Marion; special step-grandfather, Frank Cole of Marion; grandfather, Larry Atterberry of Georgia; brother, Alex Doom of Grand Rivers; step-brother, Austin Watkins of Benton; mother-in-law, Josephine Miller Lewis of Cumberland Gap, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Jeannie Cloutier of Grand Rivers; sister-in-law, Eva Lewis of Dexter; uncle Amos Russell Doom of Hopkinsville; aunt, Pamela Ruth Doom of Hopkinsville; aunt, Erica Houck of Bloomington, Ill., aunts, Gayle Hammonds of Grand Rivers and Marty Hammonds of Grand Rivers; nephew, Eric Cloutier of Grand Rivers; two nieces, Drew Cloutier and Payton Cloutier, both of Grand Rivers; two special cousins, Brian Jordan Walker of Grand Rivers and Katie LaDew of Waynesville, Ill., and a special friend, Isiah Deroche of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Marion Doom Sr. and Wanda Ruth Doom; his father, James Marion Doom  Jr.; and his father-in-law, Michael Wayne Lewis.
A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 29 at Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers with Rev. Donnie Howton officiating.
Collier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Keeney
Ralph Leonard Keeney, 78, of Eddyville died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at Caldwell County Medical Center.
 He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Eddyville, a U.S. Army veteran and a retired grocery store owner.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Belli Keeney of Eddyville; two daughters, Lori Payne and husband Dane of Bowling Green and Jennifer Schenk and husband Josh of Eddyville; three sons, Ron Keeney of Paducah, Michael Keeney and wife Brenda of Burlington, Ky., and Brian Keeney and wife Tiffany of Bowling Green; a sister, Joan Sonderen of Alton, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
 He was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Mary Elizabeth Danaher Keeney; and two sisters, LaVerne Foerster and Sharon Stark.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at St. Mark Catholic Church of Eddyville with Father Shaiju Thomas officiating. Burial was at Kuttawa Cemetery.
Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, St. Louis, Mo., Office, 10820 Sunset Office Dr., Suite 220, St. Louis, MO 63127.

Bell
Herbert Charles Bell, 79, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his brother, Louis Bell of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Anderson and Ollie Gertrude Conger Bell; and brothers, Wendell and Paul Bell.
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at Myers Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
 
Brantley
Gerald Ross Brantley, 89, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at his home.
He was a coal miner, a U.S. Army veteran and member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife Virginia Brantley Marion; son, Greg Brantley of Marion; daughter, Teresa Davidson of Princeton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandsons; a brother, Robert Brantley of Princeton and a sister, Mary Belle Jay, of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Mable Collins Brantley.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at Mapleview Cemetery with Pastor Russ Davidson officiating.
Myers Funeral Home of Marion was in charge of arrangements.
 
Cruce
Donald Eugene Cruce, 76, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was an accountant, a U.S. Army veteran and member of Marion Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Benjamin Cruce of Evansville, Ind.; Jordan Cruce of Denver, Colo., and Kevin Cruce of Bowling Green; two granddaughters; one step-grandchild; and brothers, Richard Cruce and Gary Cruce, both of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Thelma Brown Cruce and a son, Chad Cruce.
Graveside services were Oct. 29 at St. William Cemetery in Marion.
Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Marion Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Lawless
Jesse E. Lawless, 74, of Salem died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at Salem Springlake Nursing and Rehabilitation.
He was a self-employed used car dealer.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Pauline Lawless of Salem; daughter, Karen Roberts of Smithland; brother Ben Lawless of Smithland; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.     
He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Lawless; parents, William Robert and Elsie Beatrice Faulkner Lawless; two brothers; and a great-grandchild.  
Graveside services are at noon Thursday, Nov. 3 at Dyer Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jim Greer officiating.

Williams
Connie R. Williams, 68, of Marion died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at Salem Springlake Care Center.
Survivors include her sons, Charles Williams and Tommy Williams of Marion; daughter, Mary Lou Williams of Marion; grandchildren, Jimmy, David, Anthony and Brandon Williams, David Tremble, Matt Smith, Tara, Leah and Kelly Williams; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lemma Louise McFadden; sons, James Douglas and Billy Wayne Williams; and two brothers.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Freedom Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m., until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Gipson
Shelby Lucille Gipson, 77, of Marion died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are a brother, Donald Lanham of Marion and a nephew Mike Lanham of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gipson and parents, Douglas and Eva Lee Ryan Lanham.
Graveside services were conducted on Oct. 24 at Love Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
 
Hodge 
Donald “Don” F. Hodge, 86, of Marion died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.
Surviving are three daughters, Linda Hodge Menninger, Dannielle Hodge-Talley (Wilson) of Dallas, Texas, and Daniela Hodge-Tafoya; a step-daughter, Juana Tafoya de Ramirez (Sergio Luis) both of Aguascalientes, Mexico; seven grandchildren, Donald Edward Henninger, David Stout (Laura), Jessica Orsburn (Craig), Jose Ramirez, Nalleli Ramires, Sergio Luis Ramirez Jr., and Danna Michelle Hodge; three great-grandchildren, Lawson Orsburn, Nolan Stout and Ella June Orsburn; a brother, Vernon Hodge of Ocala, Fla.; sisters, Jean Waterloo of Little Rock, Ark., Joan Garcia and Arlene Luster (Neil) both of Salem; sister-in-law Barbara Hodge of Romeo, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Hodge; mother, Ruby Cruce Hodge; a son, Jose Hodge-Tafoya; four brothers, Mylow Hodge, Ray Hodge, Hayden Hodge and Gerald Hodge; and three sisters, Erma Lee Hodge, Hazel Yates and June Hodge Sterling.
He was U.S. Air Force veteran and spent several years serving with the U.S. Forestry Service. Hodge spent approximately 10 years serving as a missionary in Mexico where he helped build churches. He was a member of the Crittenden County Genealogy Society and published several books about his family history. He also served for a time on the board of the Crittenden County Historical Society and held a men’s Bible study in his home.
Services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at Tyler’s Chapel Church in Crittenden County.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements. 


Stone
Judy Kay Stone, 65, of Marion died Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are a daughter, LeAnn Long of Marion; three sisters, Barbara Davenport of Marion, Jetta Harris of Madisonville and Jeanie Camplin of Eddyville; and grandson, Tristan Long of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Denver and Marie Hill Gipson.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 at Myers Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., and continue until the time of the service.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Hall Ruddiman Canine Shelter or the Crittenden County Animal Shelter.

Morrow
Annis Lorene Morrow, 88, of Marion died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Morrow of Marion; and sisters, Norma Tincher and Eleda Madge Reynolds both of Mitchell, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Alvin and Norah Watterson; six brothers; and four sisters.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery. 


NOVEMBER

Meadows
Jack Mabry Meadows, 84, of Salem died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.  
Surviving are a brother, Tom J. (Dorotha) Meadows of Providence; a nephew Bubba (Susan) Crofford; two nieces, Kathy Jo (George) Jennings and Clara M. (Daniel) Craig; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death his parents, Calvin Mabry Meadows and Rona Jewell Hawkins; a sister, Polly Crofford; and a brother, Roy David Meadows.
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the chapel of Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, Tenn.  Burial was at  Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Servers were in charge of local arrangements.

Wescott
Mary Ann Hina Wescott, 42, of Louisville, formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, Nov. 2 at St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville.
Surviving are her mother Cheryl Spencer and husband Vernon of Kuttawa; sons, Garrett Hina of Louisville and Cody Hina of Murray; a daughter, Jordan West of Benton; a grandson, Weston Harper; a granddaughter, Isabella Hina; sisters, Lisa Breedlove of Kuttawa and Audra Hina of Raymore, Mo.; and brothers, Dan Hina and Eric Hina, both of Raymore, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold “Bunk” Hina.
Graveside services were Saturday, Nov. 5 at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis was in charge of arrangements.
 
Hosick
Allen W. Hosick, 93, of Benton died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at his home.
He was born Oct. 9, 1923 in Livingston County, the son of  George and Janie Hosick.
He was a World War II veteran, a farmer and a 32-year retiree of the Chrysler Corp.
Surviving are a son, Roger Hosick (Diana) of Marion; two daughters, Shirley Loveless (David) of Benton and Sandra Curry (Maurice) of Calvert City; a sister, Wilma Gilland of Salem; eight grandchildren, Darren Loveless (Tara) of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Damian Loveless (Sarah) of Murray, Kevin Hosick (Rita) of Grand Rivers, Karen Dale (Wesley) of Grand Rivers, Pam Williford (Paul) of Calvert City, David Curry (Stacee) of Delta, Colo., Heath Hosick (Sarah) of Evansville, Ind., Ty Hosick of Marion; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Hazel Hosick; his parents; a son, Ronald W. Hosick; a brother, Recil Hosick; and four sisters, Leva Collins, Ailene Croft, Etta Agent and Dorothy Hosick.
Services are 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Rev. Doug Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Loveless Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was 5-8 Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Loveless Chapel Cemetery Fund, 2028 U.S. 60 East, Salem, KY  42078.

Highfil
Jean Highfil, 87, of Marion died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah. 
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church and was retired from Bell Telephone.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Highfil and her parents.
Her body was cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday Nov. 10, 2016 at Mexico Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Mexico Cemetery, c/o Tommy Highfil, 6152 U.S. 641, Marion, KY 42064.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Kesterson
Billy Kesterson, 64, of Salem died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are two sisters, Margaret Bartlow of Delphi, Ind., and Betty Brantley and husband Del of Salem; two brothers, Dr. James Kesterson and Kit Kesterson of Salem and  Ed Kesterson and his wife Ann Willingham of Henderson; many nieces, nephews; two great-nieces and one great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Hazel Kesterson; a sister Stella Kesterson-McCormick; and a brother Charles Kesterson.
A private family services will be held at a later date.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Grace
Harold Wayne Grace, 68, of Marion died Monday, Nov. 14 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Paducah on July 2, 1948 to William Harold and Lois Grace.  He was an ordained Baptist minister and served as pastor for Baker Baptist Church for several years. He retired after 27 years as a teacher with the Crittenden County School System and was a member of Mexico Baptist Church where he taught a men's Sunday School class. Grace had served as a director on various local boards, including the Crittenden County Public Library Board, Retired Teacher's Association and the Cattleman's Association.  He loved to work on his farm with his John Deere tractors and could talk about history for hours.
Survivors include his father, William Harold Grace of Calvert City; a sister, Myra Grace Paschal of Calvert City; a nephew, Jay Paschal and great-nephew, Irish Paschal, both of Paducah; step-daughters, Cortne Hunt and Britne (Nick) Parker both of Paducah; step-grandchildren, Adeleine and Nolan Parker of Paducah; aunts, Yvonne Truitt and Shirley Mathis of Paducah; an uncle, Wallace Grace of Paducah; father-in-law, Joe Heady of Marion; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Pamela Jo Heady Grace; his mother, Lois Edwards Grace; and grandparents, Henry and Mary Edwards, Ora Russell Seibert and George Grace.
Heaven gained the day he was taken home, but his family and friends lost a loving son, brother, step dad, step granddad, uncle, nephew and friend.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078 or Sunrise Children's Home.

Tabor
Brenda Sue Tabor, 42, of Salem died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
She enjoyed riding motorcycles and was employed by Cumberland River Homes in Salem.
Surviving are her daughter, Alexandria Downing of Eddyville; her mother, Lucy Faulkner of Burna; a sister, Patricia Ann Yates of Burna; and three brothers, Robert Faulkner of Grand Rivers and Donald Wayne Faulkner and Ricky Dale Faulkner, both of Burna.
She was preceded in death by her father, Phillip Eugene Faulkner.
Services were Sunday, Nov. 13 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at White Church Cemetery. 

McDowell
Dana Bliss McDowell, 54, of Eddyville died Saturday, Nov. 5 in Lake County, Ill.
Surviving are her husband, Gary McDowell; 2 sons, Duell Smith and Curtis Smith, both of Eddyville; her mother, Carol Kirk of Eddyville; two brothers, Chad Elledge and Richard Jennings, both  of Eddyville; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Curtis Fee.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Dunn Springs.

Coleman
Mary Lee Coleman, 78, of Marion died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church and loved puzzle books.
Surviving are a daughter, Cathy Fugate of Morton’s Gap; two sons, Wayne Coleman of Marion and Andy Lowe of Flat Rock; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Howard Coleman; three sisters; four brothers; and her parents, Linford Kirk and Lollie Sheuy.
Services were Friday, Nov. 11 at Frances Presbyterian Church with at Frances Cemetery.       
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Salem was charge of arrangements.

Jones
Dortha Helen Cosby Jones, 79, of Marion died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are daughters, Maetta Walton and Gail Belt, both of Marion; sons, Steve Cosby and Keith Cosby, both of Marion; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Phylis Anderson of Florida; and a brother, Wayne Cosby of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Dortha Butler Cosby; husband, Norris Jones; a great-grandchild; and four brothers.
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Myers Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Norman
June Young Driver Norman, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital in Marion following a short illness. 
She was born in Caldwell County on March 31, 1933 to Johnie and Annie Young.  She was retired from Potter and Brumfield and a lifelong member of the Marion Church of Christ.
Surviving are daughter, Donna Driver of Marion; sons, George Richard (Rita) Driver of Ledbetter and Keith (Patty) Driver of Marion; grandchildren, Ryan Driver, Russ Driver, Ashley (Brad) LeCompte, Reis Driver, Amber (Evan) Smiley, Cassidy (Patrick) Holloman, Kris (Erin) Driver and Cody Pinson; great-grandchildren, Alex, Colton, Kaine, Carter and Maddison; brothers, Richard, Terry and Stanley Young, all of Marion; sisters, JoAnn Long of Marion, Connie Cowan of Marion, Bonnie Penn of Owensboro and Sue Belt of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Johnie and Annie Young; husbands, George Junior Driver and James “Pid” Norman; brother, James Young; and sisters Mona Blake, Edna Middleton, Juanetta Stevenson and Arietta Stevenson.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Love Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Marion Church of Christ,  546 West Elm St., Marion, KY 42064.
Rutherford
Frank Davis Rutherford, 76, of Clay died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson.
He worked at Peabody Coal for 42 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Clay.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Betty Rutherford of Clay; a son, Kevin Rutherford and his wife Kelly of New Market, Ala.; a brother, Jimmy Rutherford of Beckley, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Lori Watson, Baily Rutherford and Eric Rutherford; and great-granddaughter, Emmalyn Zachary.
He was preceded in death by his son Darrell Rutherford in 2011.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay with Bro. James Taylor and Bro. Jeff McMain officiating. Burial was at Oddfellows Cemetery in Clay. Military Honors were conducted at the grave site. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 South Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420.
Cloyd, 101
Gilbert Martin Cloyd, 101, of Marion died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at Crittenden Health And Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are a daughter, Sue (Chris) Spurlin of Hopkinsville; a son, Jerry (Kimberly) Cloyd of Hopkinsville; and three grandchildren, Michelle Spurlin of Hopkinsville, Hallie (Seth) Haddock of Franklin and Rachel Cloyd  of Bowling Green.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Conger Cloyd; a son, Gilbert Wayne Cloyd; two sisters, Christine Hendricks and Lucille Cloyd; and a brother, Charles Cloyd.
He was a farmer by occupation, a World War II veteran and member of Central Baptist Church.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home with Bro. Curtis Prewitt officiating. Burial with military rites were at Mapleview Cemetery.

Lewis
Juanda L. (Hansen) Lewis, 92, of Canton, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Canton.
She is survived by a daughter, Robin Marie Wilson and her husband Richard of Jasper, Ga.; two sons, Charles Larry Nickens and his wife Ruby of Kodiak, Alaska and Ronald Joe Nickens and his wife Esther of Highland Springs, Va.; a sister and brother-in-law Mary Helen and Lloyd Ross of Salem; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Johnnie Hansen.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 23 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.

Holcomb
Joan Evans Holcomb, 82, of Marion, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at her home.
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughters Nancy Saavedra of Marion and Laura (Jeff) Hubinger of Crown Point, Ind.; sons, Billy E. (Donna) Holcomb of Marion and Michael (Laurie) Holcomb of Crown Point, Ind.; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a special friend, Neil Sarkisian of  Los Angeles, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Carnelia Brasher Woodall, and her husband, Billy Douglas Holcomb.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.

Brasher
Leon Brasher, 90, of Fredonia died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at his home.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1926 in Crittenden County to Orbin Austin Brasher and Katie Newberry Brasher Griffin. 
He was president and chairman of the board of Fredonia Valley Bank in Fredonia from 1958 until his retirement in 1996, a member of First Baptist Church of Fredonia where he served as a deacon for 60 years, a Sunday School teacher and a choir member. He was past director of Caldwell County Hospital, a 50-year charter-member and president of the Fredonia Lions Club and a member of the American Legion. Brasher was also a graduate of the Kentucky School of Banking.
 Surviving are his wife, Doris Oliver Brasher of Fredonia; a daughter, Kimberly Brasher Brown and husband Barry of Princeton; a grandson, Aaron Brasher Brown and wife Jennifer of Kuttawa; a granddaughter, Chelsey Brown Farless and husband Clay of Princeton; and four great-grandchildren, Mitchell Brown, Barrett Brown, Parker Brown and Lily Farless.
 He was preceded in death by five sisters, Louise Smith, Naomi Padon Parish, Katherine Thompson, Mary Lou McCormick and Bonnie Buchanan.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday at Morgan's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26  Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton.  Burial will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice Incorporated, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.