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JANUARY 2015


Nelson

Michael Barry "Mickey" Nelson, 75, of Marion died Jan. 2, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.  
He was a member of Marion Christian Church, the NRA and National Watch and Clock Collectors Association.
Nelson is survived by his wife, Jo Nelson of Marion; a daughter, Michelle Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sons, Russell Nelson of Marion, Michael Scott Nelson of Nashville, Tenn., and Barry Todd of Nashville; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Hugh and Louise Nelson; and a brother.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Crayne Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Mary Hall-Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just A Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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