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It is the policy of The Crittenden Press that all obituaries, both paid and free, be submitted from a funeral home or crematory service. Most obituaries are free and include service information, a short biography and survivors and predeceased in the immediate family. Additional information added to the basic obituary such as the names of second-generation descendants are charged based on length. There is no charge to include a photo. Obituaries are subject to editing for accuracy and style. For more information, please talk to your funeral director. Obituaries that appear in the paper are also accessible online for free.

CURRENT OBITUARIES ARE POSTED MONTHLY 

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.