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JANUARY 2017 to Presesnt

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funkhouser
Garnett T. Funkhouser, 77, of Salem died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Arrangements are in care of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem
 
Spillman
Steven R. Spillman, 59, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
He was a member of Life In Christ Church, Fraternal Order of Police, the regional representative for Citizens Foster Care Review Board, Board of Directors for Habitat For Humanity in Union County, innkeeper at Grace House Bed and Breakfast and an avid hunter.
He was a deputy and K9 officer for the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department from December 1994 to July 1997. Spillman was a Marion Police Department officer from July 1997 to March 2003 and a campus policeman at Murray State University from March 2003 to May 2005. He served as a deputy at the Calloway County Sheriff’s Department from May 2005 to December 2008. While serving as a deputy at Calloway, he was injured on duty but continued to work light duty until September 14, 2009. From January 2009 until September 2009, he was Interim Chief for the Sturgis Police Department.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Woodall of Marion; daughter, Jennifer Ann (Chandler) Nelson of Sturgis; son, Jason Robert (Whitley) Spillman of Marion; step-children, John Imboden of Radcliffe, Ky., and Jesse Imboden of Marion; parents, Robert Jerome and Roberta Jeanene Spillman of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ayden and Levi Spillman and Finlee and Riker Nelson; brothers, Tony Spillman of Hendersonville, Tenn., and David Spillman of Princeton; and sisters, Jeanene Spillman and Julie Grannon, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 21 at Life In Christ Church in Marion.
Memorials may be made to Life In Christ Food Handout Ministry, P.O. Box 296, Marion, KY 42064.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 2017

Hill
Buddy Edward Hill, 76, of Marion died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at his home.
Surviving are two sons, James (Elizabeth) Hill of Henderson and Travis Hill of Marion; five daughters Tiffany Jones (Don Webb) of Uniontown, Melanie (Sean) King of Evansville, Ind., Kim (Greg) Littleton of Addison, Texas, Heather (Joe) Hill of Marion and Amber (Robert) McLaughlin of Poole; a brother, Robert Hill of Marion; two sisters, Betty Petty of Cunningham and Mayme Jean Cunningham of Indianapolis, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mayme Hill, four sisters; and five brothers.
Hill was a member of Piney Fork Presbyterian Church, NRA and Gunowners Of America. He was the former president of Henderson County Foster Care Association and a former employee at Reynolds Metal Farms and Island Creek Coal Mine.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Piney Fork Cemetery.

DeOre
Phyllis Ann DeOre, 72, of Marion died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at her home.
She was a former nurse aide and enjoyed yard work.  She attended New Life Pentecostal Church in Burna.
Surviving are her husband, Jerry DeOre of Marion; a daughter, Rosie Curnel of Marion; a sister, Hazel Curnel of Marion; and a brother, Paul Curnel of Salem; and nieces and nephews, David Vasseur, Angel and Charles Harbert, Kim Cowsert, Mike and Regina Tackwell and several more.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Regina McClure; three brothers, William Curnel Jr., Russell Curnel and Eddie Curnel; and her parents, William and Sarah Curnel.
Services were Monday, Feb. 6 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services with Rev. Tim Sprouse officiating.  Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery.

Fraliex
 
Elvis Franklin Fraliex, 69, of Madisonville died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Cypress Grove in Newburgh, Ind.
He was born Oct. 2, 1947 in Fredonia to parents Richard Franklin and Ella Bell Fraliex.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the United Church of Jesus Christ of Madisonville. He retired from GE in Madisonville.
Survivors include his companion of 35 years, Carolyn Chambers; two daughters, Tammy Givens of Salem and Sondra Fraliex of Marion; a son, Timothy Fraliex Neal; a step-daughter, Sarah Kappes and James of Calhoun; a step-son, Shane Chambers and Anna of Madisonville; a sister, Brenda Fraliex of Marion; two brothers, Jerry Fraliex and wife Lorelei of Princeton and Roger Fraliex of Marion; five grandchildren, David, Reno, and Austin Chambers, Kurtis Kappes and Elizabeth Breneman; five great-grandchildren, Remington, Isaiah, Robert James, Ansleigh, and Lexie; a niece, Stacey Moehl of New Jersey; two nephews, Lucas Fraliex of Princeton and Ricky Frasure of Indiana; two great-nieces, Brianna and Brooke; and a great-nephew, Gabriel.
 Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Sean Dame officiating. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.

Redd
 
James Arnold Redd, 59, of Marion died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at his home.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.
Surviving are three daughters, Corrissa Redd of Miami, Okla., Marilyn Redd of Bremerton, Wash., Brittany Redd of Bremerton, Wash.; three sons, Nick Redd of Marion, Josh Redd of Bremerton, Wash., and Brandon Redd of Bremerton, Wash; his mother, Shirley Croft Redd of Salem; three sisters, Sherylon Mays of Gary, Ind., Belinda Tabor of Salem and  Anita Ralph of Orleans, Ind.; two brothers, Robert Redd of Newburg, Ind., and Michael Redd of Griffin, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father Arnold Paul Redd.
Graveside services with military rites were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 at  White’s Chapel Cemetery  with Bro. Steve Tinsley officiating.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Nelson
Patti Nelson, 60, of Caldwell County died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at her home.
She was a homemaker and member of Donaldson Baptist Church.
 Surviving are her husband, Steve Nelson; two daughters, Donna Everly and husband, Nathan of Madisonville and Brandi Harris and husband Tony of Marion; a son, Robert Nelson and wife, Denise of Princeton, grandchildren, Kirstie Willis Darnall and husband Anthony, Logan Harris, Cody Harris, Candi Nelson, Trey Willis, Racheal Nelson, Abby Foutch, Carley Foutch, Samantha Salyers, Evan Foutch, Sarah Everly and Caleb Harris; a great-grandchild, Tucker Nelson, four sisters, Marilyn Riger, Carolyn Cawhoun, Carolyn Cawhoun and Peggy Mason, all of Evansville, Julia Asher of Princeton and Ora Jane Helm of Paducah; a brother, Jack Decker of Rockport, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawson and Dorothy Fraze Decker; two grandchildren, Alyssa Everly and Anna Everly; and two sisters, Benalee Reddish and Dottie Sherrill.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Richie McKinney officiating.  Burial was at Nelson Family Cemetery.

Hodge
Carolyn Gail Hodge, 76, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.
She was born Nov. 10, 1940 in Marion to the late Claude Arflack and Ruby B. Arflack.
Surviving are her daughter, Melinda Gail Hodge of Clarksville, Tenn.; a son, David Lee Hodge (Desiree) of Hendersonville, Tenn.; brothers Kenneth Arflack (Janice) of Madison, Ala., Bruce Arflack (Elaine) of Fort Myers, Texas; Carl Wayne (Patty) Arflack of Franklin, Tenn.; and six grandchildren, Mitchell, Megan, Travis, Zachary, Kyra, and Ashlyn; and two great-grandchildren Emma and Weston.
She was preceded in death by her husband U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Larry Gene Hodge; son, Larry Wayne Hodge, and her parents. 
She attended Tolu School and Marion High School, and was a member of Tolu Methodist Church.
Graveside services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion. Visitation was from 11 a.m., to 12:45 p.m., at Gilbert Funeral Home.

Chittenden
Margaret Christine Chittenden, 89, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at her home.
She was an 80-year member of Good Hope Baptist Church and lifetime member of Lola Joy Homemakers.
Surviving are daughters Cathy Curnel of Joy and Linnie M. Tinsley of Marion; sons, Paul Chittenden of Burna, Terry Chittenden of Joy, Micky Chittenden of Marion, Timmy Chittenden of Paducah and Johnny Chittenden of Joy; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Chittenden; parents, Louis and Nellie Lanham Driver; and sons, Robert and Greg Chittenden.
Services were Saturday,, Feb. 11 at Good Hope Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home in  Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Shewmaker
Mary “Johnnie” Shewmaker, 88, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Feb. 10, 2017 at McKendree Village Healthcare Center in Hermitage, Tenn.
She was a native of Crittenden County, graduating from high school in 1946. She lived in Elizabethtown most of her life and was a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She was a retired telephone operator.
Surviving are a son, Eddie D. (Jo) Shewmaker of Lebanon, Tenn.; grandchildren, Tyler (Nancy) Shewmaker of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Alisha (Nathan) McFarland of Smyrna, Tenn.; a niece, Rita (Skip) Hatfield of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Burnie Oman Matthews and Willabelle (Asbridge) Matthews; her husband, Leroy Shewmaker; and a great-grandson, Stetson McFarland.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial was at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.

Tramble
James Roy Tramble, 75, of Burna died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at his home.
He was a retired operator for Local 181. He was a member of Lola Pentecostal Church and the Professional Kennel Club.
Surviving are his wife, Christi Tramble of Burna; sons, Greg Tramble, Mike Tramble and Shawn Tramble, all of Burna; step-sons, Scott Lofton and Cory Lofton, both of Burna; a sister, Faye Teitloff of Smithland; a brother Tony Tramble of Cadiz; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eula Belle Tramble; two sons, Jeff Tramble and Steve Tramble; and his parents, Norman and Fannie Hosick Tramble.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 11 at Lola Pentecostal Church in Salem.  Burial was at Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10820 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 220, St. Louis, MO 63127.

Kersey
Reba Nell Kersey, 79, of Marion died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Wheeler of Marion and Pam Campbell of  Crayne; five sons, Gary Tinsley of Fredonia, Larry Tinsley of Salem, Mickey Tinsley of  Marion, Roger Tinsley of Crayne and Steve Tinsley of Marion; a sister, Mary Jane Lynch of Marion; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Kersey; and her parents, Edward and Lillie Mae Clark Hunter.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery.

Cummings
Jeremy Ryan Cummings, 33, of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Lauren Cummings of Marion; children, Laura Faye and Ryan Cummings of Marion; mother, Hazel Tittle of Tiptonville, Tenn.; sisters, Tabitha Sisco of Marion, Doris Medina of Murray, Jaime Cummings of Sturgis and Chasity Carver of Sturgis; and a brother, Christopher Peek of Clarksville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert T. Shields and Audrey and Herbert Bell; cousins, Paula Millikan, Glenda Tinsley and Tommy Shields; and an uncle, Ronny Shields.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Hice
Judith Ann Hice, 73, of Elizabethtown, Ill., died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
She is survived by a daughter.
A memorial service will be held at a late date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Mathis
Marcella Loveless Mathis, 78, of Henderson, formerly of Salem, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at the Lucy Smith King Care Center.
She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and retired from working with her husband, Dr. Howard Mathis, at his optometrist office in Marion.
Surviving are a daughter, Felicia Mitchell Belcher, and her husband Rudy of Henderson; two grandchildren, Kris Belcher Mayes and her husband John of Evansville, Ind., and Megan Lea Belcher of Henderson; a great-grandson, Mitchell Robert Mayes; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Howard Winston Mathis; three sisters, Louise Hardin, Thelma Arflack and Georgie Mitchell; two brothers, David Loveless and Frank Loveless; a nephew, Dewey Loveless; and her parents, George Dewey and Narcissa Hardin Loveless.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 18 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 S. Green Street, Henderson, KY  42420 or online at StAnthonyHospice.org.

Marvel
Mary Helen Marvel, 89, of Marion died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at the Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are her Husband Bill Marvel; a son, Billy Marvel; a grandchild, Billy (Krissy)  Marvel; and a great-grandchild, Shalynn Marvel, all of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Edgar “Edd” Simpson and Ada Simpson; and a brother.
Marvel was a life-long member of Dunn Springs Baptist Church.
Services were Friday, Feb. 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Nolan
Aaron Edward Nolan, 34, of Salem died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 in Salem.
He loved to hunt, fish and arrowhead hunt, but his greatest love was his family, especially his three sons.
Surviving are three sons, Gavin Nolan, Garet Nolan and Trevor Nolan, all of Salem; parents, Marty and Karen Nolan of Salem; a brother, Daniel Nolan (Necole) of Salem; maternal grandfather, Terry Young of Salem; paternal grandmother, Juanita Nolan of Salem; aunts and uncles, Pat and Kristie Guess of Marion, Johnie and Tina Young of Salem and Ted Nolan of North Carolina; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Judy Young; and paternal grandfather, William Nolan.
Services were Friday, Feb. 17 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.  Burial was at White’s Chapel Cemetery.

Coleman
Douglas Wayne “Okey-Doke” Coleman, 63, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at his home.
He was a coal miner, member of UMW Local #1793 and Sugar Grove Presbyterian Church.
Coleman is survived by his wife, Terry Coleman of Marion; daughters, Ginny Ginn of Princeton, Ashley “Niki” Coleman of Marion and Mackenzie Dixon of Calvert City; grandson, Nathan Faith; granddaughters, Hattie Jo Ginn, Maggie Ginn and Sophia Coleman; and a sister, Sandra Roberts of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Justice and Juanita Utterback Coleman.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville, 214 Reid Hurst Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Hopkins
Marcella Rose Hopkins, 62, of Fredonia died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Hopkins of Fredonia; children,  Jessica Gonsalez of Chicago, Ill., Joeseph Schrimsher of Marion, Jennifer Cosby of Paducah, Bill Schrimsher of Marion; and a step-son, Wade Hopkins of Fredonia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Demetreo “Jack” Gonsalez and Rose Harriet Gonselez.
Services were Sunday, Feb.19, 2017 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Butts
Robert “Robby” Butts, 28, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fredonia and a lineman at the Hydro-Gear plan in Princeton.
Surviving are his wife Kody Butts; father, Chris Butts; mother, Rachel Vinson McGown; a daughter, Aaliyah Butts of Marion; two sons, Aiden Butts and Gohan Butts, both of Marion; and three sisters, Casara Cain of Marion, Jessica Rushing of Cerulean and Lauren Butts of Paducah.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday at the funeral home with Dr. Jerrell White and Rev. Presley Lamm officiating. Burial will follow at the Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia.

Williams
Jacqueline “Jacquie” Lawson Williams, 78, of Lola died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.
She was born in Chicago, Ill., on May 24, 1938 and moved to Lola in 1969. 
She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Bob; daughter, Gina Perrin (Mike); granddaughter, Brittany Asher (Cole); and great-grandchildren, Haylee Perrin and Lawson, Sam, Alex and Carmen Asher.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robbie; grandson, Bradley; and parents Margaret and Edward Lawson.
Services were Sunday, Feb. 26 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Mike Grimes and Bro. E.J. Saint officiating.  Burial was Bethel Cemetery.

Croft
Frankie Mae Croft, 92, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at Crittenden Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Hamilton County, Ill., on May 18, 1924 to William Hayes Easley and Lillian Nation Easley.  She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her daughters, Carolyn Martin of Henderson and LaNaye Croft of Tampa, Fla.; sons Rickey (Brenda) Croft and Jerry Croft, both of Marion; grandchildren, Chuck Martin, Kim Green, Phylis Martin, Cindy Meredith, all of Henderson, Chad Croft of Lexington, Kristee Croft Shoulders of Marion, Jeremy Croft of Mississippi, and LaTosha Smith of Cordon; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Croft; sisters, Augriete Easley, Muriel Wright, Anna Hayes Sherer and Louise Loftis; brother, John William Easley; and her parents.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 2 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services with Bro. Jimmy Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m., until the funeral hour.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Roger Hearell, treasurer, 43 SR 838 W, Marion, KY 42064.

Brantley
Gregory Gerald Brantley, 59, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at his home.
He was a longtime employee of Marion Feed Mill.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy Glenn Brantley of  Marion; a son, Zach Brantley of Murray; his mother, Virginia Brantley of Marion; and sister, Teresa (Russ) Davidson of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Ross Brantley.
Services were Friday, March 3 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Bro. Russ Davidson officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Memorial Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

MARCH 2017

Harris
Peggy Jean Harris, 69, of Salem died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
She is survived by a daughter, Tina Harris of Burna; seven sons, Dale Harris of Indiana, Perry Blaine “PeeWee” Harris, Joseph “Dinky” Harris, Samuel “Sam” Harris, Michael Harris, all four of Salem, Everet Harris of Marion and Quinton Harris of Reidland; three sisters, Diann Shannon of Colorado, Joyce Baker of Beamount, Ill, and Helen Baker of Mt. Eagle, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert Cox and Ronnie Cox of Indiana; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Jean Harris; son, Terry Wayne Harris; brothers, Walter Cox, Dale Cox and Oscar Fuller; and parents, Cecil and Dorothy Fuller Cox.
Services were Sunday, March 5, 2017 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Rev. Kenneth Odom officiating.  Burial was at Lola Cemetery.

Roberts
Grace Evelyn Roberts 83, of Marion died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Livingston Hospital.
Surviving are her husband, Marvin Roberts; a son, Roger Roberts of Marion; a brother, James Robert Henley of Marion; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Juanita Henley; a son, Dale Roberts; and a brother.
Services were Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Lemon
Mrs. Donna Lemon, 65, of Salem died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was a charter member of Faith Church.
Surviving are her husband of 46 years, John Lemon of Salem; two daughters, Kelly (Kevin) Pleasant of Paducah and Carla (Noah) Martinez of El Mirage, Ariz.; three brothers, Keith Suits of Grand Rivers, Doyce Suits of Salem and Ken Suits of Burna; two sisters, Vonna Damron and Joyce Kitchens, both of Salem; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Kendall Pleasant of Paducah; and three grandsons, Luke, Levi and Logan Martinez of El Mirage, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Suits; and her parents, William E. and Margaret Fryer Suits.
Services were Tuesday, March 7 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Israel Sanders, Rev. Phillip Sanders, Rev. Kevin Pleasant and Rev. Noah Martinez officiating. Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery.

Bigwood
Clinton Phillip Bigwood, 77, of Marion, formerly of New Hampshire, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Bell Bigwood of Marion; a daughter, Cathy (Alex) Blake of Athol, Md.; sister, Doris Houseman; brother, Edward Bigwood; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Clinton Bigwood Jr.; and his parents, Robert and Bernice Bigwood.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Drury
Kenneth Orval Drury, 64, of Marion died Monday, March 6, 2017 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
He was a long-time employee of Beavers Car Wash in Marion.
Survivors include his son, Kenton (Kristi) Drury of Marion; grandchildren, Kasyn and Kendyl Drury, both of Marion; brothers, Larry and Denny Drury, both of Marion and sisters, Darlene Beard, Sherry Ford and Helen Rushing, all of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Arnella Drury.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, March 10 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m., until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Woodall
Maurice A. Woodall, 67, of Marion died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Western Baptist Hospital.
Surviving are his wife Mary Jo Woodall; a son, Zac Woodall of Flat Rock; a daughter, Stacy Birdwell of Marion; four brothers, Douglas Woodall of Kuttawa, John Woodall of Lola, Larry Woodall of Cadiz and Clinton Woodall of Kuttawa; a sister, Linda Gilland of Fredonia; and five grandchildren, Bethany Birdwell, Seth Birdwell, Lacy Birdwell and Brianne (Rustin) Woodall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Mattie Woodall; a sister, Lana Sisco; two nieces, Lori Perkins and Tereasa Shewcraft; and a nephew, John Woodall.
Services were Saturday, March 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.
 
Collins
Wilburn Taylor “W.T.” Collins, 92, of Sullivan died Monday, March 6, 2017 in Marion.
He was very involved with the First Christian Church of Sturgis where for nearly 70 years he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, elder and elder emeritus. 
He was U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Asian Theater during World War II. He worked for over 42 years at the Sturgis Clothing Company. 
Surviving are children, Stephen and wife Caryn, of Lincoln, Ill.; granddaughter, Stephany Robinson, and her husband, Matthew of Spring, Texas; grandson, Matt and his wife Jenni of Ft. Worth, Texas; great-grandchildren Carson Mattea and Wilson Gage Robinson and Jude Taylor and Mattie Mae Collins; nephews and nieces, Brad, Tina and Jessica Walker; Mike, Charlene and David Walker; Wanda Masters; and special friend, Pansy French.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Mae Markham; parents, Taylor and Julia Markham Collins; his brothers Virgil, Davis, Bobby, Jerry, Arthur and Luther; sisters, Kate Riggs, Kempie O’Leary, Virginia Kanipe and Edna.
Services were Wednesday, March 8 at Sturgis First Christian Church with Rev. Rodney Raymond and Rev. Stephen Collins officiating. Burial was at Sullivan Community Cemetery in Sullivan.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Sturgis or Lincoln (IL) Christian University.

McMican
Joyce Ann Dunkerson McMican, 77, of Richland, Ind., died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
She was born Oct. 28, 1939 to the late George and Nona Belle (Kanipe) Dunkerson in Livingston County.
She was a member of the Hatfield Baptist Church and she last worked as a floral arranger for Status Garden in Newburgh, Ind.
Surviving are her husband, Charles William McMican; a son, Tim McMican and his wife Rhonda of Rockport, Ind.; a daughter Sherry Mosby and her husband Tim of Evansville; four grandchildren, Megan, Courtney, Jonah McMican and Rachel Mosby; a great-grandson, Aiden McMican; a sister Nona Lee Davis of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George Thomas, Truman, William Henry, Warrenn Gabriel, George Willard and I.E. Wendel Dunkerson; sisters, Dessie Mae Barnes, Lavergne Sanders and Flora Elizabeth Rothert.
Services were Tuesday, March 14 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind., with Bill McMican officiating. Burial was at James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Ind.

Bingham
Logan Tosh Bingham, 20, of Marion died Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Marion.
He was a member of Repton Baptist Church, an employee of Henry and Henry Monuments and was attending Madisonville Community College.
Survivors include his parents, Wendi and Kevin Bingham of Marion; a brother, Chase Bingham of Marion; grandparents, Virgil (Phyllis) Campbell of Marion; Cathy Campbell of Marion; Joyce Albritten of Paducah; great-grandmother, Angela Tosh of Marion; and a niece, Rion Bingham of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Glen Tosh, and Glynn and Evelyn Campbell.
Services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 15 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Jennings
Mary June Jennings, 77, of Burna died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
She was a member of North Livingston Baptist Church.
Suviving are daughters, Carla Holeman of Burna and Denise (Ronnie) Bebout of Salem; a  son, Ron (Marta) Nall of Lone Oak; five grandchildren; and a great-grand child.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jennings; son, David Richard Nall; and parents, Henry and Alberta Clark Dickerson.
Services were Thursday, March 16 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services with Bro. Jim Wring officiating.  Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.

Vaughn
Rosa Davidson Vaughn, 86, of Henderson, N.C., died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at a nursing facility there.
She was born on Aug. 5, 1930 in Marion, the daughter of the late Ernest Lee Davidson and Isabelle Loftis Koon. 
She was a retired manager of Breckenridge Job Corps in Morganfield.
Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Vaughn Watkins of Henderson, N.C., and Alissa Vaughn Terrasa of Lake Jackson, Texas; a son, Thomas Glenn Vaughn of Raleigh, N.C.;  five grandchildren, Jason Christopher Vaughn, John Michael Vaughn,  Michael Terrasa, III, Joshua Terrasa and Tara Terrasa Sanchez; and two great-grandchildren, Esme Vaughn and Hannah Vaughn.
Services will be held in Lake Jackson, Texas. J.M. White Funeral Home of Henderson, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.

Endsley
Dorothy Hughes Endsley, 65, of Eddyville, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home.
She was formerly assistant administrator at Crittenden County Convalescent Center in Marion and was of the Christian faith.  
Surviving are her husband, Ken Endsley of Eddyville; eight daughters, Rachelle McNeely of Marion, Renee Hurley of Salem, Carrie Burnett of Mayfield, Amy Hutchison of Marion, Teresa Williams of Marion, Lisa Beavers of Marion, Kimberly Buckler of Crestwood, Ky., and Joni Blake of Shepardsville, Ky.; a sister, Donna McDaniel of Benton; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank L. and Relma Lee Wood Lawson.
Friends may visit the family on Thursday, March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah. Funeral services will be on at 1 p.m., Friday, March 24 at the funeral home with Rev. Ed Clement officiating. Burial will follow at Clarks River Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Smith
Martha Henshaw Smith, 82, of Sturgis died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Baptist Health in Paducah. 
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Sturgis and had worked in the cafeteria at Sturgis Elementary School and Union County Middle School.
Surviving are two daughters, Connie McCann of Marion and Dianne Marshall of Salem; a son, David Smith of Marion; four grandchildren, Jessica Cummins of Marion, Amanda Guess of Paducah, Heath McCann of Marion and Dava McCann of Boise, Idaho; and five great-grandchildren, Case, Hudson, Tyler, Hailey and Taryn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Beulah Henshaw; and husband Bill Smith.
Services were Friday, March 24 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Bro. Chris Cummins officiating. Burial was at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.
Memorials can be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Jones
Mildred Lavan Jones, 94, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.
She was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Sheila (Sam) Brown of Marion; a son, Roger (Debbie) Paulson of Marion; granddaughters, Shelley (Jason) Singleton and Tommi Paulson, both of Marion; a sister, Blondia Minner of Benton, Ark.; brother, Doyle Sherer of Marion; and great-grandsons, Cutter Singleton and Cash Singleton, both of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Jones; and her parents, Dallas and Pearl Sullenger Sherer.
Services were Tuesday March 28 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery.

Reed
Louise (Agent) Reed, 84, of Evansville died Saturday, March 25, 2017.
She was born Jan. 16, 1933 in Marion to Joseph and Velma Moore.
She spent her last few years at Willow Park, a longterm care facility in Evansville. She was a member of Bethel Church.
Surviving are a son, Ted Poe (Beki) from Mission, Texas; daughters, Debbie Hast Rhoads (Mike) of Evansville, Pattie Lyons Williams (Lee) of Newburgh, Ind.; a stepson, Steven Reed (Sarah) of Maryland; grandchildren, Cara Hast, Robert Hast (Rachel), Courtney Lyons, Elizabeth Poe and Bryan Poe; great-grandchildren, Jada Compton, Karlie Compton and Ryder Hast; and a great-great-grandchild, Kaesin Stewart.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William E. Agent; and their son, Jeff Agent.
Services were Wednesday, March 29 at Boone Funeral Home East in Evansville with Rev. David Schwambach officiating. Burial was at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Workman
Izabella Dawn Workman, 19-month-old infant of Jesse and Jennifer Workman, died  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Russell Hospital in Russell Springs, Ky.  
Surviving are her parents, paternal grandparents, Gary and Sue Paris of Salem; maternal grandparents, Greg and Darlene King of Burna; uncles, Dylan Paris, Brian King and Jamie King; and an aunt, Denise Workman Wayne.
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services.  Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Chittenden
Connie Denise Cosby Chittenden, 55, of Marion died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
She was a long time caregiver for the elderly.
Surviving are her husband, Micky Chittenden of Marion; three children, Stephanie Koon (David) of Grand Rivers, Justin Lawless of Lola, Michelle Lawless of Burn; two step-children, Crissy Chittenden of Benton and George Chittenden of Marion; grandchildren, Tristin Arflack of Smithland, Emilee Arflack, and Dathan Terrell of Grand Rivers,  Isabella, Colton, Kenien and Marcus Wilson of Burna, Colton James and Travis Lawless of Lola; five sisters, Helen Ray of Smithland, Shirley Pipes (Harvey) of Texas, Earlene Rice of Hopkinsville, Martha Wallace and Brenda Joyce of Paducah; an aunt, Doris Cosby of Paducah; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lourena Stewart; a brother, James Allen Cosby; and her parents, James Hubert and Thelma Louise Woods Cosby.
Services were Wednesday, March 29 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Gary Murray officiating. Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery.

White
Edwin White, 80, of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, Mo., he spent his youth in Crayne, Ky., and over the years resided in Virginia, Indiana, Colorado and Iowa before taking final residence in Kingsport in 1998.
Edwin is survived by his wife, Martha White of Kingsport; two daughters, Connie Colgrove and husband Dale of Kingsport; and Marsha Brooks and husband Jim of Kingsport; two sons, David White and wife Karen of Urbandale, Iowa  and Timothy White of Kingsport; eight grandchildren, Daniel Brooks of Urbandale, Iowa, Olivia Colgrove of Arlington, Va., Jonathan Brooks of Kingsport, Seth White of Urbandale, Nicole Colgrove of Lexington, Ky., Zachary White of Urbandale, Michael Brooks of Urbandale and Julia Colgrove of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Wanda Eli and husband David of Hopkinsville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon White.
Edwin loved reading God’s Word and sharing his thoughts with family and friends. Throughout his life, he was blessed to preach in churches around the country and as far away as Nairobi, Kenya. His hope in the resurrection inspired and sustained him in his walk with the Lord.
Edwin’s love for God was expressed in his willingness to follow wherever God led him, including 19 years in Des Moines, Iowa under Rev. Lloyd Goodwin’s ministry. His countless hours working on the church property testified of his dedication.
Edwin was dependable, hard-working and a strength to those needing encouragement. He had a way of coming into a room and leaving with new friends. He was a faithful, loving husband to Martha, his wife of almost 59 years.  His eyes lit up every time she walked into a room.
There was a visitation on Thursday, March 23 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport.
The funeral service was Saturday, March 25 at Iles Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa with Rev. John P. Marlow officiating.  A graveside service was conducted Monday, March 26 at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa with Rev. Glenn Goodwin officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bradenton Gospel Tabernacle, 1218 7th Ave. E., Bradenton, Florida 34208.

Massey
Dorothy Helen Massey, 64, of Calvert City died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Surviivng are her husband of 25 years, Randall Massey of Calvert City; a daughter, Sunnie Gillette of Grand Rivers; sons, Darrell Hutchison of Chandler, Ind., and Donnie Hutchison of Evansville; two sisters; six brothers; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.                  
She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley Martin and Dorothy Conner; a sister; and two brothers.
Services were Saturday, April 1 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

APRIL

Hearell
Ollie D. Hearell, 94, of Marion died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation in Salem.
He was a farmer, employee of RM Phillips Construction Company and retired from the Kentucky Highway Department. He was a member of Barnett Chapel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Blanche (Tharp) Hearell of Marion; a son, Larry (Debra) Hearell of Marion;  two brothers, Carl and Bill Hearell; grandchildren, Dusty (Rebekah) Hearell of Marion, Tiffany (Jordan) Roberts of Marion and Stacie Hearell of Marion; and one  great-granddaughter, Maddie Hearell.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Hearell; a granddaughter, Brittany Hearell; two brothers, Claude and Rudell Hearell; and his parents, Willie and Ethel (Boswell) Hearell.
Services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 5 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at White’s Chapel Cemetery.

Teer
Thomas Edward "Tom" Teer of Marion died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He retired from Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Co. in 1996 and was previously a co-owner and operator of Teer & Tabor Chevron with James "Jimmy" Tabor. During the 1980s, he served as a Crittenden County magistrate.
He was born Aug. 16, 1935, to Thomas Edwin and Gussie Faidley Teer, the seventh of nine children.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Frances Paris Teer; a son, Craig Brady Teer of Silver Spring, Md.; sisters Helen Cullen and Betty (James) Tabor of Marion and sister-in-law Barbara Williams Teer of Henderson County; a step-sister-in-law, Catherine Bryant Shafer of Memphis, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Birdie Farmer and Katherine Fowler; and brothers, James, William Glen, R.C. and Forrest.
Services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 13 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 12 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002; or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Rorer
Sarah Evelyn Rorer, 86, of Marion died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church and Woodmen of The World.
Survivors include her son, Houston Rorer of Marion; sister, Geraldine Hunt of Marion; brother, Carlos Bond of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Rorer; parents, Lillard Houston and Lizzie Ellen Bond; siblings, Edward Houston Bond, Clifton Wm. Arflack and Juanita Joyce Nesbitt Bebout.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Mexico Baptist Church. Burial will be at Mexico Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m., until service time Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Mexico Cemetery Association.

Perryman
Dennis "Ted" Perryman, 66, of Tolu died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his home.
He was a member of Tolu Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Perryman of Tolu; sons, Jacob (Sarah) Perryman of Tolu, Todd (Hannah) Perryman of Tolu and Travis Bunk (Ali) Perryman of Marion; daughter, Jodi Perryman (Randy) Napier of Garland, Texas; mother, Linda Perryman of Marion; grandchildren, Cale Jameson Tabor of Garland, Texas, Atler Bunk Perryman of Marion and Clarke Westin Perryman of Tolu; a sister, Terri (Bobby) Travis of Marion; and brothers, Eddie (Illyana) Perryman, David (Donette) Perryman, Greg Perryman and Tony (Rashelle) Perryman, all of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ken Perryman.
Services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 6 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at White’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Thompson
David Murray Thompson, 65, of Smithland died Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home.
He was a self-employed dozer operator for over 40 years.  He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Lela Thompson of Smithland; a daughter, Heather Thompson Bryant (Josh) of Paducah; two sons, Brian Thompson (Shari) of Marion and Brad Thompson (Mark Camp) of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Marilyn Threlkeld of Madisonville and Sue VanOver of Owensboro; a brother, Gary Thompson of Paducah; and three grandchildren, Hallie Bryant, Rylan Bryant and Jessi Brewer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Enos and Hallie Chandler Thompson; and niece, Sandy Thompson.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 6 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial will follow at Hampton Cemetery.
Visitation was 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 at Boyd’s.
Memorials may be made in care of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, PO Box 26, Salem, KY  42078.

Harris
Perry Blaine “Peewee” Harris, 61, of Salem died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
Surviving are a sister, Tina Harris of Burna; six brothers, Dale Harris of Indiana, Joseph “Dinky” Harris, Samuel “Sam” Harris, Michael Harris, all four of Salem, Everet Harris of Marion, Quinton Harris of Reidland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Jean Harris; one brother, Terry Wayne Harris; and his parents, Henry Everett “Buddy” and Peggy Jean (Cox) Harris; and his mother, Norma Joan (Armstrong) Harris.
Services are at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial will follow at Lola Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m., until the funeral hour on Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Fraley
Juanita Ruth (George) Fraley, 81, of Salem died Friday, April 7, 2017 at Baptist Health in Paducah.
Surviving are her son, Danny Fraley (Dianne) of Smithland; sisters, Freda Watson of Marion, Lucy Gibson of Waynesville, N.C., and Hazel Browning of Madisonville; brother, Thomas George of Marion; four grandchildren, Luke Fraley of Smithland, April Fraley of Buffalo, Minn., Robin Fraley of Portage, Ind., and Aaron Roberts of Louisville and Charity Powell; and two great-grandchildren, Faith Elizabeth Lundgren and Thomas Riley Lundgren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Glenn Fraley; son, Robert Fraley; sisters, Ernestine Garrison and Mary Helen Conway; brothers, James Edward George and Charles Wayne George; and her parents, Beul E. and Pearl J. Brannam George.
Services were Tuesday, April 11 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.  Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery.

Deore
Jerome Albert Deore, 78, of Salem died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are daughters, Valerie Deore of Ft. Worth, Texas and Theresa Johnson of Vidor, Texas; step-daughter, Rosie Curnel of Marion; brothers, David Deore Sr., of California and Jim Deore of Texas; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Ann Curnel Deore; and his parents, Anthony and Evelyn Joyner Deore.
Services will be held at a later date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

James
Mary LaDone James, 55, of Marion died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She attended Second Baptist Church in Marion.
Surviving are her father, Elvis James of Marion; a sister, Rosa King of Marion; brothers, Wayne James of Ohio and Ronnie James of Marion; six nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary LaVerne Travis James.
Private services were held Friday, April 7 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Bro. Chris Lowery officiating.

Cox
Glenn Cox, 74, of Fredonia died Friday, April 7, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
He was a member and deacon at Central Baptist Church in Marion. He served on the board of directors for Kenergy, was a member of the Caldwell County 4-H Council and was the current president of the Caldwell County Extension Council. He also served on the board of the Kentucky Association of Electric Co-op.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Cox of Fredonia; parents, Minos and Launa Cox; two daughters, Susan Baker and husband Reese of Fredonia and Cheryl Baker and husband Jamie of Cordova, Tenn.; a son, Stephen Cox and wife Jan of Fredonia; a sister, Nancy Hunter and husband Garrett; two brothers, Dennis Cox and wife Terry and Keith Cox and wife Vickie; seven grandchildren, Torey Baker, Reid Baker, Anna Katherine Baker, Wil Cox, Madison Cox, Lily Cox and Emarie Cox.
Services were Tuesday, April 11 at Morgan's Funeral Home with Bro. Clint Keith and Bro. Jamie Baker officiating. Burial was at Norman Cemetery in Fredonia.

Erickson
Word has been received of the passing of Martha Sparks Kaelbli “Momfeather” Erickson. She died recently in Louisville.
A memorial service is planned for May 13 in Louisville.
Momfeather lived in Marion for a time and operated a Native American cultural center on Main Street.

Roudebush
Debora Roudebush, 63, of Salem died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Livingston Hospital Salem.
She was born March 6, 1954 to James and Benetta Mae (Pierce) Roudebush in Chicago. She worked for 27 years as a Speech Therapist at Caneyville Elementary and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and worked with the Card and Letter Ministry.
Surviving are her uncle, Billy J. Pierce of Burna; and her extended Roudebush family in Chicago.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 13 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial will follow in Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 11 a.m., until the funeral hour in the chapel at Boyds.
Memorials may be made to Norton Children’s Hospital, 231 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY, 40202 or National VFW, Processing Center, PO Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608-8958.

Collyer
John Collyer, 71, of Marion died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Collyer of Marion; children, Troy Hart of Ohio, Reggie Hart of Davidson, N.C., Stacy (Kim) Collyer of Marion, Carolee Hart Harris of Marion and Jana Collyer (Gordon) Johnson of Greer, S.C.; a stepson, Wade (Diane) Hopkins of Fredonia; brothers, Jim (Peggy) Wakefield of Mesquite, Texas, Bob Wakefield of West Frankfort, Ill., and Tom (Michelle) Wakefield of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Carolyn (Bob) Jones of Dallas, Texas; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Hill Collyer; father, John A. Collyer; mother, Robbie Wakefield; and brother, Joe Wakefield.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 18 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorials may be made to University of Chicago Medicine, University of Chicago Gift Administration and Business Data, John Collyer Memorial, 5235 S. Harper Court 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60615.

Cullen
Mildred Josephine Cullen, 98, of Marion died Friday, April 14, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the oldest member of Marion General Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Wesley Cullen of Marion, Donnie (Catherine) Cullen of Louisville and Dean (Judi) Cullen of Hawthorne, Nev.; daughters, Charlotte (Charles) Warnebold of Labadie, Mo., and Rebecca (Carl) Dixon of Collinsville, Ill.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Verble Cullen; parents, Keats and Rosa Lee Harden; three brothers; and three sisters.
Services were Tuesday, April 18 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Repton Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Marion General Baptist Church.
 
Hicklin
Charles H. Hicklin, 65, of Marion died Friday, April 14, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.
He was born Jan. 5, 1952 in Hopkins County to the late Edward Thomas Hicklin and Ruth Moore Hicklin.
Hicklin graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and eventually became president of Par 4 Plastics in Marion.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Deanna Fackler Hicklin of Marion; son, David Hicklin and wife Dana of Nashville; daughter, Mellissa Campbell and husband Justin of St. Louis; granddaughter, Bella Campbell; mother, Ruth Conder of Evansville; brothers, Edward Hicklin (Beverly) of Nortonville and Tim Hicklin (Carol) of Jasper, Ind.; a sister, Tina Bates (Mark) of Evansville; and several nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 18 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro with Mike Garrigan and Frank Stevenson officiating. 
Memorials may take the form of donations to Heartford House/Hospice of West Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

Downing
Timothy R. Downing, 36, of Dycusburg, died March 21, 2017 at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton. He was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Candice Matthews Downing; three sons, Taylor, Jonathan and Keegan Downing, all of Crittenden County; five daughters, Madalyn, Kylie, Cayelyn and Piper Downing and Cortney Smith, all of Crittenden County; and a brother, Darrell Downing of Eddyville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Wayne and Rebecca Peek Downing.
Services were Friday, March 24 at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Lonnie Knight and Rev. Brian Grigg officiating. Burial was at Macedonia Cemetery.

Perryman
Atler Bunk Perryman, seven month old son of  Ali and Travis Perryman of Marion, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Also surviving are grandparents, Donna Perryman of Tolu and Donna and Doug Shewcraft of Marion; and great-grandmother, Linda Perryman of Marion.
Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Ted Perryman.
Services were Saturday, April 22 at Rocket Arena  on  the high school campus in Marion. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements
Memorials may be made to the Tolu Community Center, 6238 SR 135, Marion, KY 42064 or Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, VUMC Gift and Donor Services, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 450, Nashville, TN 37203-1761.

Pritchett
Janice J. Pritchett, 70, of Calvert City died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
She was formerly the librarian at the Crittenden County Public Library. She was of the Church of Christ faith.
Surviving are a son, Thomas Pritchett (Becky) of Calvert City; a brother, Gene Jourden of Murray; a niece, Stacy Vincenti; a nephew, Robert Jourden; and four grandchildren, Ashley Dowdy, Shelby Pritchett, Brandon Dowdy and Hannah Pritchett.
She was preceded in death by parents, Ray Jourden and Johnnie Farley Jourden; and a sister, Marjorie Hall.
Services were Thursday, April 20 at Imes Funeral Home & Crematory in Murray with Brett Miles officiating. Burial was at Spring Creek Cemetery.
Vinson
Billy G. Vinson, 82, of Marion died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Joyce Vinson of Marion; children, David (Harriette) Vinson of Apex, N.C. and Cindy (Phil) Grasty of Elizabeth City, N.C.; grandchildren, Amy Grasty, Sara (Joe) Bukowski, Will Vinson and Nick Vinson; great-grandchild, Phillip Bukowski; sisters, Dorothy Peterson of Evansville, Barbara Wagner of Hopkinsville, and Wanda Lovejoy of Henryville, Tenn.; and a brother, Don Vinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Fredia Vinson; and son, Steven Ray Vinson.
Services were Tuesday, April 25 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Veteran's Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. 
Memorials may be made to Mexico Baptist Church, 175 Mexico Road, Marion, KY 42064 or American Diabetes Association, 220 Great Circle Road Unit 134, Nashville, TN 37228.

Cosbey
Elsie Cosbey, 91, of Salem died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Salem Springlake Care and Rehabilitation.
She was a self-employed beautician for many years in Marion.
Surviving are her son, Wm. Jerry Deatherage (Phyllis) of Salem; granddaughter, Jacinda Campbell of Salem; great-granddaughter, Jacey Campbell of Salem; step-sons, Bobby Deatherage and Jimmy Deatherage both of Florida; and a nephew, Mike James of Hopkinsville.
She was preceded in death by three husbands, Robert Deatherage, Blaine Gass and Harold Cosbey; a brother, Charlie James; and her parents, Edgar James and Ruth Hunt Champion.
Graveside services were Monday, April 24 at Salem Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Nelson
Linda “Jo” Nelson, 72, of Marion died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Continue Care in Paducah.
Surviving are a daughter, Michelle (Ty) Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Russell Nelson of Marion; two stepsons, Barry (Beth) Nelson of Nashville and Scott Nelson of Nashville; a sister, Henrietta Warren of Sebree; and a brother, Tommy Baird of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Nelson; and parents, Henry and Ruth Baird.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Marion and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Services are at 11 a.m., Friday, April 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Friends may call Thursday April 27 from 5-8 p.m., at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Crayne Cemetery.

LaBuda
Audrey R. LaBuda, 82, of Marion died Monday, April 24, 2017 at Baptist Health Madisonville. 
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Jennifer DeDominicis, Karen Woods and Michael LaBuda all of Nashville; and great-grandchildren, Hailey LaBuda, Brianna LaBuda, Chloe DeDominicis, Paige DeDominicis, Issac LaBuda, Ariel Woods, Brooke DeDominicis, Kalissa Woods and Max Labuda.
Preceding her in death was a son, Jim LaBuda.
Services were Saturday, April 29 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Union Cemetery. 
Conyer
James Doyle Conyer, 77, of Marion died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was a member of Dycusburg Masonic Lodge and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Conyer of Marion; children, Robin (Rodney) Phelps of Marion and Buddy (Audra) Napp of Murray; brothers, Donnie Bruce Conyer and Stan Conyer both of Marion; sister, Kay Winters of Marion and grandchildren, Lindsey Phelps, Matthew Napp, Kayli Cendejas, Austin Napp and Morgan Collins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Osburn and Pauline Conyer; a brother, Robert Conyer; and an infant sister.
Services were Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Frances Cemetery. 

Stewart
Barbara Rose Stewart, 56, of Leitchfield, Ky., died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her residence.
She was born in Marion on April 5, 1961 to James Martin Berry and Wanda Doom.
She was preceded in death by her brother, James Martin Berry II.
Surviving are her husband Jack Stewart of Leitchfield; parents, James and Wanda Berry of Marion; four children: Dakota Stewart and Chris White both of Leitchfield, Jessie (Cory) Portman of Big Clifty, Ky., and Brandi Lee (Keith) Paris  of Leitchfield; seven grandchildren, Joseph Keith and Chase Owen Paris, Nevaeh Rose Marie, Jackson Gabriel and Charles Alexavier White, Christopher Alan and Westin Gunner Portman; three  brothers, Jackie (Michelle) Berry of Murray and Joe Berry and Jerry Berry of Marion.
Services were Saturday, April 29 at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg, Ky.

Slaughter
Louise Hunter Slaughter, 89, of Henderson died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandy Linzy (Kenneth Belt) of Salem and Peggy Penn of Ledbetter; a son, Donnie Y. Hunter (Darlene) of Salem; three step-sons, Steve Slaughter of Port Aransas, Texas, Rick Slaughter (Evelyn Barr) of Hebbardsville, Ky., and Randy Slaughter of Henderson; two step-daughters, Debby Patterson (Lanny) and Pam Crawford (Bill) both of Henderson; a brother, James Todd of Tolu; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchild; 15 step-grandchildren; 38 step-grand-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin York Hunter; her second husband, Manuel “M.E.” Slaughter; daughter, Mary Stewart; three brothers, Elmer Todd, Eldo Todd and William “Bill” Todd; two sisters, Marie Hunter and Carrie Agent; and her parents, Benjamin F. and Mary Clark Todd.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 6 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Israel Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 11 a.m., until the funeral hour at Boyd’s.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rudolph
Stella E. Cullen Rudolph, 94, died Saturday, May 6, 2017. 
She was born in DeKoven and her parents were Liston Marsh and Harriett Ann Vancleave Cullen. 
Rudolph moved to Salem in 1958 and raised her family. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church where she was a nursery worker for years. She was past president of Salem Hospital Auxilliary and she and her late husband started Rudolph Farm Supply.
In later life, Rudolph moved to Madisonville where she was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Leonard “Chicken” Rudolph; a teenage son, Bill Rudolph; brothers, Ellis Cullen, E.B. Cullen, Dick Cullen and Harold Cullen; and a sister, Ruth Emma Reynolds.
Surviving are daughters, Ginger (John) Trigg of Baton Rouge, La., Bobbie (Ronnie) Downey of Salem, Sue Howard of Madisonville and Faye (Darrell) Long of Madisonville; grandchildren, Trey (Allison) Williamson of Baton Rouge, Mary (Mark) Switzer of Jarreau, La., Carla (Mike) Hawthorne of Anchorage, Alaska, Mark (Jackie) Downey of Salem, Stacey (Shannon) Howard of Salem, Jo Howard and Amber Long of Madisonville, Ashley (Rusty) Boggs of Richmond and Jay Trigg of Baton Rouge; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Martha Watson of Henderson and Linda Odom of Providence; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services were Tuesday, May 9 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. John East and Rev. Stephen Seaford officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home.

Nation
Anna N. Nation, 93, of Evansville, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Evansville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mabel and O.P. Croft; brother, Thomas S. Croft; and her husband of 55 years, John.
Surviving are a nephew, Garry (Janna) Croft; a great-nephew, John T. (Nikki) Croft; and a great-niece, Melissa L. Croft.
She was a member of Fairlawn Methodist Church until moving to Florida where she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bradenton. After she moved back to Evansville, Nation was a member of the Methodist Temple.
Services are at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 4 at Methodist Temple, 2109 Lincoln Ave., Evansville.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
 
Boone
Herbert James “Bud” Boone, 84, of Marion died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Boone of Marion; children, Julie (John) Hartley of Springfield, Mo., Jeanne Staub  of Newburgh, Ind., and Clay (Kelley) Boone of Jasper, Ind.; grandchildren, Kelly, Tyler, Lacy, Ian and Mason; great-grandchildren, Rylan, Aubrey and Faith; and a sister, Karen Wheeler of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Mary Tinnie Boone; a brother, Marion Boone; and sister, Nina Woodall.
Services were Wednesday May 17, 2017 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,  3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003.
   
Gahagen
Roy Vernon Gahagen, 90, of Marion died Friday, May 12, 2017 at Riversbend  Retirement Community in Kuttawa.
He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, a life time Crittenden County resident and farmer.
Surviving are two sisters, Geneva Franks of Sun City, Ariz., and Ada White of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and  Ella Gahagen; two brothers; and a sister.
Graveside services were Monday, May 15 at Mapleview Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gentry
Zachary Allen Gentry, 28, of Tampa, Fla., passed away suddenly in his home on Wednesday May 18, 2017.  Zachary was enrolled in the electrical program at Everest University.  He was an avid skateboarder, a self-taught artist and armchair philosopher. His talents go beyond what formal education could provide. 
He was a profound thinker whose conversations could inspire colorful conversations and stimulate the minds of those around him. Zachary had a gentle spirit and a kind heart and he loved his Mama above all else. 
Surviving are his parents Candace Tabor Amato of Tampa, Fla. formerly of Marion, and David Gentry of Dixon; a brother, Vincent Amato of Tampa; multiple step-siblings; maternal grandparents, Charles and Judy Tabor of Marion; paternal grandfather Ron Gentry of Seminole, Fla.; and  Zachary’s favorite uncle, Jeremy Tabor of Frances.
Zachary had a very large extended family and network of close friends and confidantes.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Brenda Blue. 
A memorial service to honor his life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 27 Frances Community Church in Frances.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home.

McDaniel
Sharon Ann LeVan McDaniel, 70, of Salem died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Bobby McDaniel; two daughters, Michelle McDaniel of Salem and  Christina (Scotty) Kirk of Salem; a son, Brian (Jada) McDaniel of Lebanon, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Lauryn Allen of Huntsville, Ala., Sara (Erik) Archer of Owensboro, Jessica (Matt) Cornwell of Salem, Jordan Stewart of Salem and Francesca McDaniel of Lebanon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Mildred Mitchell LeVan.
Per McDaniel’s wishes, cremation has been chosen, and there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to St. William Catholic Church, 860 South Main Street, Marion, KY 42064.
Arrangements were under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Lewis
Shirley Ann Lewis, 74, of Cave In Rock, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born on July 16, 1941 in Hardin County, Ill., and was a member of Potters Church. She was owner of the Cave In Rock Ferry and Lonnie Lewis Farms. She also worked for the U.S. Postal service for 25 years.
Surviving are her husband, Lonnie Ray Lewis of Cave In Rock; a daughter, Judy Rae and Doug Kaegi of Cave In Rock; grandchildren, Loni Jo and Bradley Banks of Karbers Ridge, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Raegan and Calen Banks of Karbers Ridge; special niece, Tresa Rohr of Olney, Ill.; and several other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Lola Patton; three sisters, Esther Derringer, Agnes Burnett and Inez Hensley; and grandfather, Jack Burklow.
Services were Saturday, May 20 at Potters Church in Cave In Rock. Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Fralick
Virginia E. Fralick, 84, of Marion died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She attended Freedom General Baptist Church.
Survivors include her cousins, Eddie B. McDowell of Marion, Lois A. Dorroh of Eddyville and Larry McDowell of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Mary Fralick.
Services were Wednesday, May 24 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.   
Tosh
Will Joe Tosh, 87, of Kuttawa died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at his home.
He was a member of Frances Community Church  and was a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife Linda Sue Simpkins Tosh of Kuttawa; two sons, Kevin Tosh of Eddyville and Darren Tosh of Lexington; two brothers, Jack Tosh of Portage, Ind., Ron Tosh of Grants Pass, Ore., a sister, Ann Houston of Paducah; and two grandchildren.
His parents were Ezra and Marie Duvall Tosh.
Services were Wednesday, May 10 at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville with Bro. Butch Gray officiating. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.

Conditt
Ina Marie Conditt, 84 of Marion, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Crayne Community Church and was a retired employee of Potter and Brumfield.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty J. Bleichroth of Henderson; sons, Bobby (Kristi) Conditt and Tom Conditt, both of Marion; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Adam Ray Splittorff of Newburgh, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lee Conditt; parents, Adam P. and Gusta Perkins Splittorff; and a grandson, Travis Conditt.
Services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Asher
Leo Daniel Asher, 96, of Marion died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
Surviving are five children, Brooks Travis of Crown Point, Ind., Muriel Hughes of Marion, Donnie Asher of Marion, Lana Long of Marion, Ronnie (Regina) Asher of Marion, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernie Travis Asher; a sister, Loamie Travis; a grandson, Greg Travis; and a son-in-law, Nelson Hughes.
Services were Saturday, May 27 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sugar Grove Cemetery, 10880 Ky. 120, Providence, KY 42450.

Martin
Billy W. Martin, 89, of Hobart, Ind., died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born in Lyon County on May 15, 1928 to the late Glenn and Nannie (nee Doom) Martin.
He retired from U.S. Steel Sheet and Tin Division after 46 years of service.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Opal (nee Crouch) Martin; son, Dennis (Kiki) Martin; grandchildren, Todd (Brandy) Martin, Kyle (Kristyn) Martin, Drew Martin; great-grandchildren, Kali, Kellen, Korbyn; and sister, Bonnie (Claude) Daughtrey.
Services were Monday, May 22 at Emmanuel Baptist Church of South Haven in Portage with Pastor John C. Allen officiating. Burial was at Angelcrest Cemetery.
Ree’s Funeral Home in Portage was in charge of arrangements. 
Johnson
Charles L. “Charlie” “Runt” Johnson, 88, of Hudson, Fla., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
He was born on Dec. 10 1928, in Marion to the late William and Golda Jennings Johnson Frazer. 
Johnson was a Korean War veteran, retired as a Chief Bos’n Mate from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. Prior to moving to Florida, he resided in Chesapeake, Va.  He served as a pastor with New Hope Prison Ministry in Gates County, N.C. for 29 years, holding services there every Sunday morning.  Also, he was on the board of directors at Greenbrier Christian Academy, established in 1983, and one of the founding members.  He was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Hudson, Fla.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Marjorie; a daughter, Lori G. Johnson; a son, David B. (Peggi) Johnson of Virginia; a granddaughter, Kimberli J. (Vincent) Mayberry; great-grandson, Bentley; a brother, Edwin W. (Bart) Johnson of Marion; a sister, Frances Quartermus of O’Fallen, Mo.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jesse W. Johnson, Douglas F. (Mose) Johnson, William M. (Copper) Johnson, Robert C. (Bobby Carl) Frazer and Schley J. (Slick) Frazer Sr. and a sister, Ada N. (Polly) Simpson; and a daughter, Leslie.
Services will be held Saturday, June 17 at Blessed Hope Baptist Church on Casper Ave. in Hudson, Fla. Memorials may be made to the Word of Life Florida Maintenance Equipment Fund. 
Dunkerson
G.V.  Dunkerson Sr., 86, of Kevil died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was a Republican and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He was of the Baptist faith. Dunkerson had a long career in the aerospace industry, working on the man-on-the-moon missions followed by a second career in hospital support management in Saudi Arabia.
Surviving are a son, Glen Dunkerson, Jr. (Gina) of Kevil; four sisters, Velvadeen Jacobs of Ledbetter, Nelda DeWeese of Grand Rivers, Mary Croft of Salem and Sammie Porter of Salem; a brother, Gary Dunkerson of Salem; two grandchildren, Kristopher Dunkerson (Vanessa) of Bowling Green and Lauren Russell (Jeremiah) of Paducah; and four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Dunkerson, Madeline Dunkerson, Athena Russell and Nicklaus Russell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey Gostal Dunkerson and Wilma Lee Riley Dunkerson; and a brother, Aubrey Lee Dunkerson.
Services were Saturday, June 3 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Dr. Dan Summerlin officiating.  Burial was at Dyer Hill Cemetery.

Mullersman
Bettie Lou Mullersman, 85, of Northville, Mich., died  Monday, May 29, 2017 at her home.
Surviving are her husband, James Franklin Mullersman of Northville, Mich.; sisters, Arleen Huxtable of Ruskin, Fla., and Rhea Woody of Elkton, Md.; and a brother, Sam Smith of Corbin, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Scott Mullersman; a sister, Dorothy Bayne; and her parents, James and Sudie Engle Smith.
Services were Sunday, June 4 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Pace
Lisa Ann Atwood Pace, 51, of Eddyville died Monday, May 29, 20017 at her home.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother Marsha Fay Dunn Atwood of Eddyville; husband Scott Edward Pace of Bowling Green; two daughters, Betsy Michelle Castel of Benton and Rachael Ann Gordon of Benton; two step-daughters, Jordon Duncan of Benton and Tiffany Helton of Paducah; a sister, Teresa Faye Clark of Benton; a  brother, Ernest Leon Atwood Jr.; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Leon Atwood Sr.; and a sister, Denise Johnson. 
Services were Saturday, June 3 at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Vic Hill officiating. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.

Cruce
Robert Carl  Cruce, 72, of Madisonville died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.
He was born Dec. 18, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Charlie Cruce and Agnes Miller Cruce. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Love Cruce; two sisters, Wilma Shackleford and Brenda Crisp and a son-in-law, Eric Willis.
He was retired from Speed Queen.
Surviving are three daughters, Vicky Patterson of Panama City, Fla., Lisa Willis of Marion and Teri Bell of Madisonville; a sister, Barbara (Harland) Pryor of Nebo; seven grandchildren, Derek Patterson, Kyle Patterson, Kameron Patterson, Larissa Patterson, Bryce Willis, Jayden Willis and Travis Morgan; and a great-grandchild, Wesley Patterson.
Services were Sunday, June 4 at White’s Chapel Cemetery in Marion with Bro. Jimmy Sigler officiating.

JUNE 2017

SpringsHelen Springs, 99, of Marion died Monday, June 5, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was Conservation Teacher Of The Year in 1977, member of Marion United Methodist Church, member of Crittenden County Hospital Auxiliary since the 1990s, former member of the veteran's auxiliary, member of the Red Hat Society and the local homemakers club.
Survivors include her son, Jay (Judy) Silvernail of Phillips, Wisc.; a grandson, Jon (Ann) Silvernail of Jim Falls, Wisc.; great-grandson, Jaron Silvernail of Jim Falls; step-great-grandchildren, Kylie and Kerena Gerrits, both of Jim Falls;  great-great-grandchild, Zelda Gerrits of Jim Falls; a brother, Tommy (Evelyn) Carter of Marion; and a sister-in-law, Pat Carter of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Silvernail; second husband, Charles Springs; parents, Thomas and Ruth Carter; a brother, Jimmy Carter; and a sister, Anna Ruth Revel.
Services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 10 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m., until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Marion United Methodist Church, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY 42064.

Brewer
Nancy Brewer, 71, of Marion died Thursday June 1, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
Surviving are her husband, Forest Brewer; a daughter, Lisa Flahardy  of Owensboro; two sons, Tracey Brewer of Alpharetta, Ga., and Kevin Brewer of Madisonville; a brother, Gary Biggs of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Martha Louise Biggs.
Services were Sunday, June 4 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Babb
Charles Edward Babb, 76, of Lola died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home.
He attended Ohio Valley and Glendale Baptist churches.
Babb formerly served as a Livingston County magistrate for more 20 years and worked for more than 40 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s reporting services.
Surviving are a son, Steve Coffer (Rita) of Smithland; a sister, Sue Smith (Dick) of Gilbertsville; a niece; and a special friend, Linda Hearell of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jacobs Babb; a brother, Wilkes Babb; and his parents, Charles E. and Ruby Kennedy Babb.
Services were Wednesday, June 7 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Terry Mitcheson officiating.  Burial will follow in Lola Cemetery.

Agent
Jerry Glen Agent, 78, of Marion died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital. 
He attended Lola Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his sons, Glen and Aaron Agent both of Brook, Ind.; daughter, Kim Wilcox of Brook, Ind.; brothers, Billy and Robert Harris both of Brook; and Denny and Tommy Harris, both of Salem; four sisters, Irma Springs and Faye Baker both of Salem; and Evelyn Orendoff of Arizona and Carolyn Mendez of California; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Albert and Estell Agent; four sisters and four brothers.
Services were Monday, June 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery. 
Cowan
Harry Lee “Squeaky” Cowan, 74, of Sturgis died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his home. 
He was a retired coal miner, a U.S. Air Force veteran and loved to fly model airplanes.  He built drag racing cars and raced often at the Sturgis Drag Strip. He won the 1967 Drag Championship in Haubstaut, Ind.
Surviving are his wife of more than 49 years, Joann Cowan of Sturgis; two daughters, Jennifer Byerley and husband Tom of Indianapolis, Ind., and Angela Vance and husband Mike of Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Justin and Zach Byerley, Cody, Courtney and Clay House, Devon and Dalton Cowan and Kylie Barker; a sister, Mary Lou Sizemore of Mattoon; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melba and Judith Cowan; a daughter, Brady Lee Cowan Gordan; and a son, Jason Stewart Cowan.
Services were Thursday, June 8 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Bro. Roger Courtney officiating.  Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Meadors
Theresa Jane Meadors, 57, of Marion died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are her mother, Sue Beavers; four children, Zach Stalion, Cody Stalion, Casey Jenkins and Nicole Shuecraft, all of Marion; and a sister, Tina Brewer of Madisonville. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Fox; and brothers, Jeff Fox and Hollis Fox.
Graveside services were Wednesday, June 13, 2017 at Mapleview Cemetery.Cox
Minos Cox, 95, of Fredonia died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Baptist Health Paducah. 
He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Draffenville and was a retired farmer. He served 24 years on the Caldwell County Board of Education, many of those as chairman, and served 24 years on the board of directors for Farm Credit Services. He was involved in several community services, was a U.S. Marines veteran, being one of the county's oldest World War II veterans.  In the war, he helped the American forces take the island of Iwo Jima.
Surviving are his wife of 76 years, Launa Edwards Cox; a daughter, Nancy Hunter and husband Garrett of Cynthiana, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Cox of Fredonia;  two sons, Dennis Cox and wife Terry of Fredonia and Keith Cox and wife, Vicky of Fredonia; a sister, Mary Green of Fredonia; 11 grandchildren, Libby Cox, Keile Phillips, Loren Vest, Mallory Hunter, Denise Haywood, Amy Holt, Amanda Mayer, Sara Plum, Steven Cox, Susan Baker and Cheryl Baker; and 20 great-grandchildren.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, Sammy Joseph and Georgia Pearl Cates Cox; a son, Glenn Cox; two sisters, Ann Jean Story and Marcell Shumaker; and a brother, John Cox.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 15 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday  at the funeral home with Rev. Edgar Paschall officiating, assisted by Rev. Jamie Baker.  Burial will  follow at the Fredonia Cemetery with military rites.

Belt
Joann Belt, 75, of Marion died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a founding member of Unity General Baptist Church in Crayne.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Belt Sr. of Marion; children, Wendy Belt, Bobby (Beth) Belt Jr., and Michelle (Donny) Watson all of Marion; and Shawn Belt of Florida; a brother, Stanley Watson of Naperville, Ill..; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James C. and Geneva Watson; and a sister, Nancy Jones.
Services were Friday, June 16 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Freedom Cemetery. 

Roberts
Ritchie Steve Roberts Jr., 67, of Marion died Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home.
He served two tours of Vietnam, was a member of the Marion VFW Post 12022 and was a member of North Livingston Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Roberts of Marion; three children Ritchie Steve (Michelle McCollom) Roberts Jr. of Marion, Michelle Kinnis of Marion and Medara Marshall (Jerry Lee Jr.) of Marion; three brothers Jimmy Roberts of Marion, Robert “Rocky” Roberts of Marion and James “Skipper” Roberts of Marion; three sisters, Annetta Nelson, Donna Rushing and Bonnie Rushing, all of Marion; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Roberts was preceded in death by his parents Ritchie and Meddie Brannam Roberts; and a brother, Ricky Ray Roberts.
Services were Tuesday, June 20 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial as at Freedom Cemetery.

Newcom
Ann Gretchen Stahr Newcom, 52, of Marion died Thursday, June 15, 2017 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Marshall County (see related article).
She was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Marion and she worked as the controller at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield.
Surviving are her daughter, Katelyn Newcom of Marion; parents, John W. and Will Dee Stahr of Fancy Farm; a granddaughter- Londyn Serenity of Marion; a brother, James (Ginger) Stahr of Fancy Farm; four sisters, Sonia Stahr of Fancy Farm, Karan (Kenneth) Carter of Fancy Farm, Jill Stahr of Lexington and Amanda Tovar of Cape Coral, Fla.; four nieces and six nephews; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Jean Whitlock Stahr; two daughters, Alicia Jean Newcom and Megan Nicole Newcom; a brother, Joseph Keith Stahr; grandparents; five uncles; and two aunts.
Funeral mass was held Monday, June 19 at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Fancy Farm with Fr. Larry McBride officiating. Burial was at St. Jerome Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield was in charge of the arrangements.

Brown
Harold Thomas “Tommy” Brown, 76, of Murray, formerly of Princeton, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at his home.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Murray, served as a minister in Caldwell, Crittenden, Marshall and Livingston counties.  He was very proud to have spearheaded development of the Princeton City Park and was a former Kiwanis Citizen of the Year.  He was civic minded and was particularly involved in improving the youth organizations of the counties in which he lived.  He earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Kentucky Wesleyan in 1981 and was a 1959 graduate of Fredonia High School.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Sullivan Brown of Murray; two sons, David Brown and wife LeiAnn of Princeton and Robin Brown of Murray; a sister, Mary Helen Montgomery of Indianapolis Ind.; and a brother, Paul Brown of Caldwell County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Major Brown Sr. and Agnes Toy Ray Brown; three sisters, Laura Katherine Phelps, Hilda Jane Drennan and Hazel Woodall; and five brothers, Charles, Clifton, Phillip, William Euen and Major Brown Jr.
Services were Sunday, June 18 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Bro. Wayne Glass and Dr. Bill Tichenor  officiating.  Burial was at  Rowland Cemetery.
 Memorials may be made to the Gideon International, Lyon Caldwell Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 421, Eddyville, KY  42038.

Rhodemyer
Carolyn Sue Bealmear Rhodemyer, 93, of Lexington, Ky., died June 17, 2017 in Lexington.
She was born Oct. 29, 1923 in Marion, the daughter of F.O. and Byrde Maria Bealmear. She graduated from Marion High School and attended the University of Kentucky where she met and married Jay Edsel Rhodemyer (deceased), a star football player for the Kentucky Wildcats and later the Green Bay Packers. She retired in 1988 from the Veterans Administration Hospital where she worked for over 20 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington.
Surviving are her daughter, Susan (David) Willmot; grandsons, Jay and Gregory; a son Jay; a sister Kathleen (Tommy) Porter; a sister-in-law, Betty Carol Keeton; and several nieces and nephews.
Rhodemyer was preceded in death by sisters, Doris Frasher and Joann Webb.
Memorials may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators or a charity of your choice.

Rushing
Daniel Eugene “Poo” Rushing, 56, of Marion died Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home.
Surviving are his wife, Lela Rushing; mother Shirley Rushing of Marion; three sons, Daniel W. Rushing, David J. Rushing and Derrick J. Rushing, all of Marion; four brothers, Robert Rushing of Marion, Ronald Rushing of Princeton, Howard Rushing of Paducah and Charles Rushing of Princeton; and four sisters, Debra Rushing of Louisville, Cindy Waters of Eddyville, Doreen Rushing of Morganfield and Dana Hill of Eddyville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard L. Rushing; and two brothers, Richard H. Rushing and Joseph M. Rushing.
Services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 21 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Crayne Cemetery.
Marshall
Lawrence Thomas “Shell” Marshall, 93, died Saturday, June 24, 2017.
Marshall was born in Kuttawa to the late Lawrence Trimble and Anna Liza Dillingham Marshall.
He retired from Heil Beauty Supply, enjoyed playing golf and had a love for music that he expressed as an organist. He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah for over 60 years. He was an honorable and highly-decorated veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the 14th Air Force in China, Burma and India from 1941 to 1945. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star as well as three Presidential Citations.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Clement Vaughan Marshall; a daughter, Shelley Carol Marshall Mauer (Paul); granddaughters, Jennifer Carol Mauer and Melissa Mauer Wiard (Drew); and a great-grandson, Colton Charles Wiard.
Services were Monday, June 26 at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home in Frankfort, Ky., with Dr. Phil Hill officiating.  Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion on Tuesday, June 27.
Memorials may be made to the Broadway United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 701 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001.

Young
Johnie Richard Young, 81, of Marion died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
Surviving are three sons: Spencer Young of Sibley, Ill., and Wesley Young and Darren Young, both of Marion; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four sisters, JoAnn Long, Sue Belt, Bonnie Penn and Connie Cowan, all of Marion; and two brothers, Stanley Young and Terry Young, both of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rugenia Shewmaker Young; and his parents, Johnie and Annie Rustin Young Sr.
Graveside funeral services were Thursday, June 22 at Love Cemetery. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cox
Launa Cox, 92, of Fredonia died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her home. 
She was a homemaker and member of New Hope Baptist Church in Draffenville.  She worked on the farm with her husband, enjoyed her family very much and loved to sing. She believed in Jesus and was the pianist for her church. The church brought much comfort and joy to her life. 
Survivors include two sons; Dennis Cox and wife Terry of Fredonia, Keith Cox and wife Vicky of Fredonia; a daughter; Nancy Hunter and husband Garrett of Cynthiana, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Peggy Cox of Fredonia; 11 grandchildren, Libby Cox, Keile Phillips, Loren Vest, Mallory Hunter, Denise Haywood, Amy Holt, Amanda Mayer, Sara Plum, Stephen Cox, Susan Baker and Cheryl Baker; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Minos Cox; her parents; Hugh and Lena Page Edwards; a son, Glenn Cox; and a sister, Mary Etta Edwards Parrott.
Services were Monday, July 3 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Edgar Paschall officiating, assisted by Rev. Jamie Baker. Burial was at Fredonia Cemetery.

Shewmaker
Capt. Garland Shewmaker, 83, of Salem died Friday, June 30, 2017 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was retired as a river captain having piloted the Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen during his career of 69 years. Playing the guitar, writing songs and books were among his favorite pastimes.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Mary Palmer Shewmaker of Salem; two daughters, Teresa Hudson and Debra Dempsey (Richard), both of Henderson; two sisters, Martha Well and Margie Bailey, both of Metropolis, Ill.; a brother, Harold “Doc” May of Metropolis, Ill.; three grandchildren, Chasta Champion (Derek), Holly Dixon (Jeremy) and Amber Dempsey; and six great-grandchildren, Hudson, Haddon, Reed, Jett, Tenley and Knox.       
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Shewmaker and Marietta Clarke May.
Services were Sunday, July 2 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Shore
Billy Gene Shore, 77, of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at his home.
Shore was born Dec. 23, 1939 in Cave In Rock, Ill.
Survivors include his wife Margie Shore; a brother, Johnny Shore and wife Shelia; a sister Patsy Shore Bryan; a son, William E. Shore and wife Victoria; a son, Brian K. Shore and wife Robin; a son-in-law Bruce Brooks II; grandchildren; Jarrett Shore, Cody Shore, Justin Shore, Jake Brooks, Bruce Brooks III, and Anthony Palacio II, Rachel Shore, Elizabeth Shore and Stephani Robles; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, David L. Shore; mother Madge Evelyn Beavers Shore; a daughter, Trena Lynn  Shore Brooks; and two brothers, Larry Shore and Kenny Shore.
Services were Saturday, July 1 at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Texarkana, Ark. Comforter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
McDonald
Trice C. McDonald, 83, of Salem died Friday, June 30, 2017 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
He was an avid UK fan and in his earlier years enjoyed pitching baseball and had the opportunity to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals. Working was an enjoyment and during his leisure time he liked to hunt deer and turkey. He attended Salem Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Steve McDonald (Terri) of Lexington and Chris McDonald (Sue) of Frances; a brother, Alvin McDonald; three granddaughters, Sara McKinney (Kurt), Hilary McDonald and Erin Driver (Kris); two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Anna Belle Summers.  
He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy Laverne Kirk McDonald; two sisters, Tuila Nelson and Mildred Hurley; three brothers, Charles “Buck” Lawson McDonald, Joe McDonald and Gordon McDonald; and his parents, Arthur and Grace Belt McDonald.
Services were Tuesday, July 4 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Pastor Chris McDonald officiating.  Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Trice McDonald’s Memorial Fund gofundme.com.

Little
Sandra Kay Little, 77, of Marion died Friday June 30, 2017 at her home.
Survivors include her children, Michele Glover of Beaufort, S.C., Deborah Ann McCoy of Owego, N.Y. and Brian Edward McCoy of Manitou Springs, Colo.; sisters, Sarah Jane Sharron of Marion, Mary Lee Umstead of Coaldale, Colo., Valerie Rene Evans of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jane Marie Peaka of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, John Krol of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley Bradford an Leona Florence Umstead.
According to Little's request, her body was cremated and there were no services.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Barkley
Patricia L. Barkley, 72, of Marion died Friday June 30, 2017 at her home.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Paducah, a 20-year employee of Franklin Asset Management in Louisville, a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School and attended Paducah Junior College and Memphis State University.
Survivors include her husband, Alben Barkley of Marion; children, Kelly (Ray) Harris of Paducah and Patrick (Erin) Mobley of Paducah; step-children, Lucas Barkley of Lexington, Beth Barkley of Bardstown and Clay Barkley of Louisville; sisters, Vicki Norman of Wilkesboro, N.C., Cindy Elliott of Paducah and Michal Herrington of Sedalia, Mo.; grandchildren, Andrew and Rachel Harris and Reagan and Ella Mobley; seven step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest and Sara Edwards.
According to her request,  Barkley’s body was cremated and there were no services.
The family would like to send a special thank you to her sister, Vicki Norman and also Marty Sinquefield, Betty Driver, Carol Wilson, Debbie Paulson, Linette Barkley and all of her Facebook friends who were so helpful with prayers and encouragement.  Also, thank you to her hospice nurse, Tina Travis, whose help at the end was a great comfort.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.



AUGUST
Robinson
Verna Louise Robinson, 88, of Marion died Tuesday July 25 at Salem Springlake. 
She was a member of the Deer Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are her son Scott (Debra) Robinson of Marion; two brothers, James and Bobby Belt both of Marion; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas D. Robinson; a son, David Robinson; parents, James and Ollie Mae Belt; two brothers, Buddy and Billy Belt; and two sisters, Dorris McDonald and Faye Belt.
Services were Friday, July 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery

Cooper

Brenda Kay Cooper, 64, of Frankfort died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville.
Surviving are her mother Margie Hampton of Frankfort; three children, Tammy Stevenson of Frankfort, Lisa Howerton of Marion and Amy Tinsley of Marion; two brothers, Glen Cooper and Harold Cooper; a sister, Patty Mason; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Cooper; and a daughter, Felicia Howerton.
Graveside services were Friday, July 28 at Crooked Creek Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Joseph David “Joe” Jackson, 50, of Salem died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Livingston Hospital.
He was of the Catholic faith and a veteran of the United States Army, where he served for nine years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, loved horses and was a great storyteller.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Sandra Tharp Jackson; a son, Jeffrey Jackson of Morganfield;  his mother, Janis Gerardy Jackson of Bettendorf, Iowa; three sisters, Lisa Bauer of Maryland, Darlis Fite of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Darla Ramirez of Bettendorf, Iowa; two brothers, John Jackson of Deland, Fla., and Virgil Jackson of Davenport, Iowa; two grandchildren, Liam Jackson and Khloe Jackson, both of Wickliffe; a nephew, Austin Tharp of Salem; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Jackson; and a nephew, Ethan Fite.
Services were Saturday, July 29 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Mike Grimes and Rev. Matt Grimes officiating. Burial will was at Lola Cemetery.

Croft

Franklin G.  Croft, 80, of Evansville, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. He was born May 3, 1937, in Tolu to the late Roy and Ruby Croft. 
Franklin was the owner of Nifty Plastics and commercial and residential owner of Frank Croft Rentals.   
Surviving are his son, David Croft; his wife, Julie of Evansville; a daughter, Debbie (Kevin) Williamson of Evansville; three grandchildren, Colin, Amanda and Amy; great-grandchildren, Eddie, Kelsey, Katie and Lilly; a brother, Harold Keith Croft of Marion; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Neil Croft; and a sister, Helen Robinson.
Services were Friday, Aug. 4 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel. in Evansville. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park with Pastor Levon Dozier officiating.

Tabor

Robbie Maxine Tabor, 82, of Marion died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare.
She was a former dispatcher for E-911 and local law enforcement at Marion Police Department and she was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, James “Jat” Tabor of Marion, Marc Anthony Tabor of Marion and Holly Papineau of Marion; a sister, Norma Rouse of Newport, Ohio; brothers, Jerry Atwell of Amory, Miss., and Donnie Atwell of Marion; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hollis Tabor; parents, Albert and Evelyn Atwell; daughter, Cathy Maxine Tabor; and a brother, Edgar Atwell.
Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Asbridge Cemetery. 

Perry

James Elmer Perry, 87, of Marion died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 at Riverbend Retirement Community in Kuttawa.
Survivors include his children, Brenda (David) Ort of Marion, James Eugene (Carol) Perry of Marion and Donald W. Perry of Marion; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Perry; parents, Harve and Ollie Perry; a grandchild; five sisters; and a brother.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Asbridge Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m., until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Phillips

Lois Phillips, 84, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.  
She was a member of Hurricane Church.
Survivors include her husband, H.B. Phillips of Marion; children, Paula (Jerry Ray) Belt of Marion and Tammie Kolb of Madisonville; brother, Col. Paul (Mary) “Tittle” Ryan (Ret.) of Kuttawa; grandchildren Leslie Belt, Staci (Ryan) Blackburn and Laura (Travis Faughender) Kolb; and great-grandchildren Kolbey Faughender, Aubree Faughender and Anna Beth Blackburn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Bonnie Elizabeth Ryan; and four sisters.
Services were Friday, Aug. 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hurricane Camp.

Jones

Donna Jo Jones, 55, of Eddyville died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a retired bookmobile librarian for Marshall County library and attended Life in Christ Church.
Surviving are her husband, Glenn Jones of Eddyville; a daughter, Autumn Harris of Metropolis, Ill.; a brother, Jerry Boswell, Oneonta, Ala.; and four grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Love Cemetery.

Johnson

Beverly Jewell (Wilson) Johnson, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Livingston County to U.B. and Katie Belle (Ramage) Wilson on June 26, 1935. She was a graduate of Salem High School, a graduate of University of Louisville and a registered nurse. She worked for Burkhart Health Clinic for over 25 years.
Johnson was a member of Salem Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking and genealogy.
Surviving are her daughter, Laura Gordon and her husband Glenn of Salem; three grandchildren, Sarah Gordon of Salem, Zeb Gordon and his wife Jessie of Ledbetter and Johnson Gordon of Hopkinsville; and a brother, Dean Wilson and his wife Nona of Oneida, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Johnson; brothers, Ernie C. Wilson and Carl Wilson; and her parents.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Joel Frizzell officiating. Burial was at Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.  

Croft

Franklin G.  Croft, 80, of Evansville, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. He was born May 3, 1937, in Tolu to the late Roy and Ruby Croft. 
Franklin was the owner of Nifty Plastics and commercial and residential owner of Frank Croft Rentals.   
Surviving are his son, David Croft; his wife, Julie of Evansville; a daughter, Debbie (Kevin) Williamson of Evansville; three grandchildren, Colin, Amanda and Amy; great-grandchildren, Eddie, Kelsey, Katie and Lilly; a brother, Harold Keith Croft of Marion; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Neil Croft; and a sister, Helen Robinson.
Services were Friday, Aug. 4 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansville. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park with Pastor Levon Dozier officiating.

Ordway

Charlotte “Candy” Ellen Ordway, 85, died Aug. 1, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
She was born on June 15, 1932 in Dycusburg to Geneva Ellen (Cooksey) Dycus and Mark Dycus, both of whom preceeded her in death.
She met Bruce Ordway at Frances High School in Crittenden County, where she was a cheerleader and he was a basketball player. They eloped at a young age and were married for 65 years. 
She was a an account executive for Illinois Bell until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the American Legion Post 430 Auxillary Club. She and her husband raised their family in northwest Indiana.
Surviving are her children, Faye Renee Connelly and Gregory Bruce (Sharon) Ordway; five grandchildren, April (Rick) Spangler, William (fiancĂ©, Jessica Hammond) Connelly, Brenton (Monica) Connelly, Rebecca Ordway and Camden Ordway; six great-grandchildren, Leah, Devin, Kaylyn, Nolan, Miles and Mathis. 
A celebration of life service was held Aug. 12 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home  in Schererville, Ind., with Rev. Paul R. Anderson officiating.
Burial was at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Ind.

Walker

James Harold Walker, 82, of Georgetown died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.  
He was born in Marion,  son of the late Kelsey and Ima Dollins Walker.
He retired from the civil service as a communications supervisor, he was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the Georgetown American Legion Post 24 Honor Guard.
In addition to Janet Garrett Walker, his wife of 47 years, he is survived by daughters, Christine (Ricky Yunker) Cox of Georgetown and Carol (Allen) Drewry of Franklin, Va.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by a brother, Winford Walker.
Services were private at Johnson Funeral Home in Georgetown.

Kinnin
Sherry Ann Kinnin, 63, of Marion died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at her home.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald “Bear” Kinnin of Marion; daughters, Adrienne Cruze  and Jennifer Benson, both of Henderson; sons, Gerald Kinnin Jr. of Middletown, Ohio, Jerry Chance of Inole, Okla., and Jason Chance of Foyle, Okla.; and 16 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Joann Glenn.
Services were Sunday Aug. 27 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to Gospel Gathering, P.O. Box 92, Crayne, KY. 42033.

Hamilton
Mary Jean “Jeannie” Hamilton, 61, of Marion died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.
She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Crittenden County Homemakers.
Survivors include her brother, Franklin Hamilton of Marion; and several cousins.
She was  preceded in death by her parents, Clavis and Robbie Hamilton.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.  

Allen
Gloria Allen, 70, of Marion died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at Crittenden County Health And Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are a daughter, Jeania Short of Marion; a son, David Short of Madisonville; a brother, James Allen of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Tammy Roper of Alabama; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Heairl and Sydney Allen.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

Ramage
Benjamin Kyle Ramage, 37, of Salem died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.  
He had been a resident of Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation since Nov. 9, 1998. 
Surviving are his mother, Karen (Agnew) Ramage of Burna; father and step-mother, Darrell and Regina Ramage of Salem; sister, Megan DeBat of Simpsonville, S.C.; step-sisters, Michaela Franklin of Marion and MaKaela Franklin of Salem; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Joretta Agnew of Henderson; and step-niece and step-nephews, Aubrey DeBat, Cameran Stone and Dreagen Hill.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lyman and Trevel Ramage.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Salem Cemetery with Bro. Lee Bush officiating. 
Memorials may be made to the Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Activity Fund, 509 North Hayden Avenue, Salem KY  42078.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Yoder
Elmer J. Yoder, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at his home. He was born on Sept. 10, 1932 and lived in matrimony 63 years 10 months and five days.
Yoder was among the first Amish residents to settle in Crittenden County more than 30 years ago.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, a grandchild; six great-grandchildren, three brothers and a sister.
 Surviving are his wife Mary (Stutzman) Yoder, 11 children, Bertha (Alvin Coblenty, deceased) of Hartley, Del., Jonas (Lena) of Marion, Ervin (Ada) of Marion, Herman (Sarah) of Marion, Joseph (Velma) of Crab Orchard, Ky., Polly (Rueben Detweiler) of Marion, John (Rachel) of Marion, Jacob (Mary) of Hartley, Del., David (Susan) of Marion, Ella (Ira Yoder) of Seymour, Iowa and Susie (Amos Byler) of Windsor, Mo.; 107 grandchildren; 183 great-grandchildren, three brothers; and a sister.
Pallbearers were Andy Yoder, Vernon Yoder, Elmer Yoder, Mervin Yoder, Ray Detweiler and William Ray Yoder.

Carter
Evalyn Carter, 77, of Marion died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at her home.
Surviving are her husband Tommy Carter of Marion; a son, Kevin Carter of Marion; a daughter, Kathy Adams of Marion; a brother Thomas "Jake" Vinson of Shawneetown, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olvie and Lena Vinson.
Services were Monday, Sept. 18 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

Denton
Betty Sue Lloyd Denton, 86, of Providence died Thursday, Sept. 14 at Madisonville.
Surviving are four sons, Donald (Mary) Denton, David (Mary) Denton, Richard (Paula) Denton and Robert Denton; a daughter, Karen Pryor; a brother, John Lloyd; a sister, Judith McVay; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Amanthus Lloyd, her husband Edgar Lee Denton; daughter Kristie Lynn Denton and a grandson, Bobby Dalton.
Services were Sunday at Jones Kirby Funeral Home in Providence. Burial was at White Oak Cemetery.

Moore
Donna Jo Moore, 60, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at Norton Women's and Children's Hospital after a 19-month battle with cancer.
She retired in 2012 after teaching math, chemistry and computer science at Hancock County High School for 28 years.
She was a member of the Vine Grove United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women and sang in the choir.  She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of Vine Grove Chapter No. 122 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her father, Warren T. Moore; paternal grandparents, Rev. Guy and Rannie Moore; maternal grandparents, Audrey and Mary Edna Fowler; two aunts, Charlotte Fowler and Betty Crawford.
Surviving are her mother, Frances Moore of Vine Grove; two brothers, Tommy (Paula) Moore of Crestwood, Ky., and Mickey Moore of Vine Grove.
Services were Monday, Sept. 18 at the Vine Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Paddack officiating.  Burial was at the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff.
Memorials may be made to the Vine Grove United Methodist Church, 306 High St., Vine Grove, KY 40175 or the American Cancer Society, 1640 Lyndon Farm Ct, Suite 104, Louisville, KY 40223.

Cullen
Mabel Agnes Harris Cullen, 98, of Princeton died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Princeton.  
She was a retired seamstress at Princeton Hosiery Mill and member of First Baptist Church of Fredonia.
Survivors include one niece; Paula Davis of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband; John Daniel Cullen, her parents; Everett "Foots" Harris and Anna Woodall Harris; a nephew; Dwayne Davis; and a sister; Mildred Elizabeth Davis Jackson. 
Visitation will be from 9 -11 a.m., the funeral hour on Thursday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Services are at 11 with Rev. David Fambrough officiating. Burial will follow at Crayne Cemetery in Marion.

Thomas
Donald G. Thomas, 82, of Brownsburg, Ind., and formerly of Kokomo, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Brownsburg Meadows Healthcare surrounded by family.  
He was born, the son of John Edward and Iris (Lofton) Thomas Sr., on Jan. 6, 1935, in a four-room house in the Hebron Community of Crittenden County. On July 4, 1953, he married Velma “Louise” King in the Marion United Methodist Church and she survives.
Following graduation from Marion High School, Thomas graduated from Evansville College with a bachelor’s in business in 1956. While in college, he was a member of the ROTC and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1962 and then served in the Indiana Air National Guard. During his service in the Air Force, he went to flight school and flew a variety of planes, including the F86 Sabre, in which he exceeded the speed of sound and joined the Machbusters less than 10 years after he had walked a plow behind a mule.  Later, he owned a private airplane, and his children fondly recall trips in their Navion, piloted by their dad. 
Thomas went on to become owner of the Howard County Equipment Company in Kokomo, a John Deere dealership from 1962 to 1982. He also sold commercial real estate for Dorothy Edwards Realtors from 1983 to 1989 and worked in public relations for Kirby Risk Supply until his retirement in 1999.  Upon retirement, he and Louise spent a lot of time between their home in Sarasota, Fla., their cabin in Crittenden County and their home in Indiana.
He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, in Kokomo, for 48 years, where he served on numerous committees and as a lay speaker.  He also attended the Church of the Palms in Sarasota, Fla., was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg for six years and had re-joined his childhood home church, Marion United Methodist Church on July 2, 2017. 
Thomas was a charter member and first president of the Northwestern Lions Club, president of the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, member of the Rotary and served on the boards of St. Joseph Hospital, First National Bank (for over 20 years) and the Grissom Community Council. He also served on the Ivy Tech Foundation Board from 1996 to 2013, which included a term as chairman, was awarded an honorary degree from Ivy Tech in 2001 and was recognized as the Ivy Tech Community College’s Benefactor of the Year in 2005.
His passions included flying, golf, his cabin in Crittenden County, people, but most of all, family. Thomas’s biggest joy in life was his family. Everyone he met heard about his children and grandchildren. Don believed that strangers were friends in the making, and he loved getting to know people from all walks of life and had a gift of making everyone feel special. He especially had a passion for education and encouraged everyone he met to better themselves through education. Many people who met him throughout the years will remember him asking, “What is your five-year plan?”  Don spoke frequently of the importance of having faith, family and friends in one’s life.
In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by his children, Denise Wagner and husband Marty of Brownsburg, Ind., Guy Thomas and wife Kathy of  Brownsburg, Miriam Thomas of Kokomo, Ind., and Aaron Thomas and his wife Barb of Brownsburg; seven grandchildren, Jared Thomas, Samantha Wagner, Rachel Demerly and husband Ethan, Allison Wagner, Noah Thomas, Lydia Thomas and Grant Thomas; and great-granddaughter, Nora Demerly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Edward Thomas Jr.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5741 W. 100 N., Kokomo. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, followed by a graveside committal service. Friends are invited to visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home in Marion. 
Memorials may be made to the Ivy Tech Foundation for the Don and Louise Thomas Scholarship, P.O. Box 1373, Kokomo, IN 46903, or the Marion United Methodist Church for the stained glass window refurbishment project, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY 42064.  
Stout & Son Funeral Home of Russiaville, Ind.,  was in charge of arrangements there and Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of local arrangements.

Minner
Blonda Clement Minner, 98, of Benton, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.
She was born to the late Dallas and Pearl Sherer in Sheridan on Nov. 2, 1918.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Niles Minner Jr.
Surviving are a son, Bryce (Phyllis) Minner Sr. of Benton, Ark.; a daughter, Marilyn (Mike) Huddleston of Greensburg, Ky.; a brother, Doyle Sherer of Marion; grandchildren, Bryce Jr. (Diana) of Benton, Ark., Bill (Carla) Minner of Conway, Ark., Matt (Kim) Huddleston of Greenville, S.C., and Katy Harned of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Chris (Rachel) Minner, Christie (Austen) Walls, Trent (Rebecca) Minner, Ben Harned, Ross Minner, Elizabeth (Chandler) Gaines, Katy Harned and Emmett Huddleston; and great-great-grandchildren, Aimslee and Jacee Minner and Ivy Gaines.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at Hurricane Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Black
Harry Charles Black, 75, of Marion died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a member of Freedom General Baptist Church, Plumbers and Fitters Union Local 184 Paducah and Bigham Lodge F&AM #256.
Surviving are his wife, Faye Black of Marion; son, Charles J. Black of Marion; daughter, Angie Roberson of Marion; granddaughters, Devan Roberson of Bowling Green, Ky.; Zorine McKinzy Black of Lexington and Halee Alexis Roberson of Marion; a brother and a sister.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mollie Smee Black; a brother and a sister.
Masonic Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 with funeral services immediately following at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow at Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at  10 a.m., Thursday and continue up until the time of the funeral service at Myers Funeral Home.

Pierce
Francis D. “Frank” Pierce Jr., 79, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.
He was retired major in the U.S. Army; a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksville Civitan, Knights of Columbus, Twin State Athletic Association., Kentucky High School Athletic Officials Association, Pennyrile Umpire Association, Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association and North Middle Tennessee Football Officials Association.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Campbell Pierce; sons, Francis (Janet) Pierce III, Gary M. (Denise) Pierce, Col. (Ret) Brian C. (Jennifer) Pierce; brothers, John Pierce, Charles Pierce; sister, Linda Descheneaux; and grandchildren, Alec Pierce, Francesca Pierce, Jordan Pierce and Charlie Pierce.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis D. Pierce Sr. and Mary McGuire Pierce; and his son, William Allen Pierce.
Services were Monday, Sept. 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksville with Father John Patrick officiating. Burial with full military rights at Greenwood Cemetery.

Padon
Linda Sue Padon, 74, of Salem died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.  
She was a member of Pinckneyville Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, John Padon of Salem; three sons, Shawn (Amy) Padon, Thad (Tonya) Padon and Shane (Jenni) Padon, all of Salem, KY; step-brother, Paul Glenn (Brenda) Shouse of Carrsville; and seven grandchildren, Adam, Alex, Emily, Tiffany, Tabby, Skylar and Savannah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William “Buck” Sefrit and Melva B. Croft Shouse; and step-father, Ben Shouse.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Joel Frizzell, Rev. John East and Rev. Gerald Cannon officiating. Burial was at Pinckneyville Cemetery.

Underdown
Kenneth Glenn Underdown, 74, of Marion died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was of the Church of God faith. Underdown had been a county magistrate for many years and enjoyed visiting and working with the people in his district.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Underdown of Marion; daughter, Tina (Bob) Laurie of Fenton, Mo.; son, Steve Underdown of Marion; a sister, Mildred Delaplane of Indianapolis, Ind..; grandchildren, Shanna Belt of St. Louis, Mo., Haley Laurie of Fenton, Mo., and Nicholas Underdown of Marion; and great-grandson, Jakobi Flynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Jewell Underdown; three sisters and a brother.
Private graveside services were held at Crayne Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Crayne Cemetery Association, c/o Brenda Underdown, 139 Oak Hill Drive, Marion, KY 42064.

Elam
Floya Marie Elam, 79, of Marion, formerly of Hardin County, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at Crittenden Hospital. 
Miss Elam is survived by two sisters, Barbara Jo Gibson and Karen Bates; three brothers, Gregory Bates, Kenneth Bates and Danny Bates.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Martha Elam. 
Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Fluorine Cemetery in Hardin County, Ill.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Yoder
Jonas J. Yoder Jr., 74, died Aug. 26, 2017 at his home in Marion after a 31⁄2-year battle with ALS.  
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith and lived in matrimony for 52 years.
Surviving are his wife, Fannie D. Yoder; sons, Ervin, married to Catherine A. Mast; and Elmer, married to Mary Ellen Byler; daughters, Cora, married to Simon S. Beachy Jr., Rachel, married to David W. Beachy and Christina Yoder; 30 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four brothers and a sister.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter; two brothers and a sister.
Services were held Aug. 29 at the William Stutzman residence. Burial was at the Marion Community Amish Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion assisted with arrangements.

Hoover
Dr. Charles S. “Stan” Hoover, 74, of Marion died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at his home.
Hoover was a CPA,  member of  Marion Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army.
Surviving are his wife, Voncille Hoover of Marion; sons, Bill (Page) Hoover, of Acworth, Ga., and Chuck (Randi) Hoover of  Marion; daughters, Beth (Dave) Rogers of Kennesaw, Ga., and Barbara Hoover of Marion; five grandchildren, John Rogers, Emily Rogers, Jacob Hoover, Kendall Hoover and Ella Hoover; and a brother, Jerry (Sheila) Hoover, Gulf Breeze, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Edward and Marjorie Arflack Hoover, and a sister.
Services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at the Hoover Family Cemetery.  Visitation was from 10 a.m., until 1 p.m., at the funeral home.


Easley
Larry Allen Easley, 78, of Tolu died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Easley enjoyed deer hunting and was a member of Tolu Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Dottie Threlkeld Easley of Marion; a daughter, Gayann (Michael) O’Dell of Tolu; two sons, Darin (Terri) Easley and Woody (Casey) Easley, both of Tolu; sisters, Jerilyn May and Danielle Franklin, both of Marion; brother, Noble Easley of Marion; six grandchildren, Dustin Easley, Darah Burton, Matthew O’Dell, Madison O’Dell, Sadie Easley and Lathen Easley; and two great-grandchildren, Easton Burton and Dayton Easley.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Maggie Ames; brothers, Bruce Easley and Keith Easley; and his parents, Woody Hobson Easley and Virginia Hughes Easley.
Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 1 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Steve Tinsley and Bro. Jimmy “Bub” Porter officiating. Burial was at White’s Chapel Cemetery.

Starr
William Veachel Starr,  98, of the 44 Community of Barren County, Ky., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at his home.
He was a son of the late Louis Starr and Mattie E. Goode  Starr Shives, and the husband of Ruby Fields Starr, who survives. They were married for 69 years.
He was a farmer and a member of Union #2 Missionary Baptist Church since 1940.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter,  Mary (Billy)  Baise of Glasgow; two sons, Larry (Linda) Starr of Marion and Jerry (Geneva) Starr of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Jason Starr, Zackary and Andrew Baise, all of Glasgow, and Sheila  (Chuck) Jones of Austin, Ky.; and two great-grandchildren, Gracie and Noah Jones of Austin.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Jewell Simmons, Susie Garrett, Mary Nell Steen and Gladys Simmons; and two brothers, Robert Starr and Ray Starr.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 30 at Union #2 Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Berlon Roy officiating, Burial was at Poplar Log Cemetery. McMurtrey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Poplar Log Cemetery.

McConnell
Jerry Wayne McConnell, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at his home in Umatilla, Fla.
He was born and raised in Marion, the son of the late Clony B. McConnell and Augusta Evelyn (Paris) McConnell. He attended Marion High School and often attended the annual class reunion. McConnell was  a graduate of Murray State University, a charter member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, a charter member of the Murray Bass Club and an avid fisherman.  
He worked as an insurance salesman for 45 years and was president of McConnell Insurance Agency, Inc. until his retirement.  
In addition to his wife, Lovella, he is survived by his three daughters, Sharon (Alan) Worster, Terri McConnell and Laura (Matt) Reck; two stepchildren, Laura (Steven) Watkins and Charlie (Teresa) Hamlet; 13 grandchildren, Aela Korte, Lucas Reck, Myles Worster, Audry Worster, Adam Worster, Zoe Watkins, Austin Hamlet, Katlyn Hamlet, Alex Hamlet, Kailey Hamlet, Jasmine Counce, Madison Counce and Molly Counce; and a great-grandson, River Worster.
He was preceded in death by his only brother, James Aaron McConnell; and his stepson, Daniel Ray Hamlet.
Services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray with Rev. Hugh Barksdale and Rev. Brad Burns officiating. John James McConnell, a nephew, will offer a testimonial to honor his uncle.   Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the funeral time.
Memorials may made to the Elm Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 6483 State Route 94 East, Murray, KY 42071.

Myers
Agnes Irene Watson Myers, 77, of Morganfield died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Ind.  
She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Myers of Bartlesville, Okla..; brother, Edwin (June) Watson of Morganfield; sister, Edna (Donald) Fowler of Morganfield; aunt, Clara Kliederer and special caregivers, Beverly and Mike Hall and Agnes Armstrong Brown.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Finis and Rebecca Watson; brothers, George Amos Watson, Orman Glenn "Pete" Watson and Charles Elvis "Fat" Watson; and sisters, Corene and Mary Laura Darnell and Lillian Gider.
Services were Friday, Oct. 6 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Sisco
Nelda Elfa Sisco, 79, of Salem died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.   
She enjoyed watching TV, listening to the radio and books on tape.
Surviving her sons, Terry Guess (Nancy) of Salem and Jimmy Sisco (Julia) of Paducah; daughters, Sue Paris (Gary) of Salem and Janet Sisco of Paducah; brothers, Danny Guess, Dale Guess, Darrell Guess and Glenn Guess; sisters, Thelma Kirk and Audrey Crawford; seven grandchildren, Chad Guess, Ethan Guess, Denise Workman, Jessie Workman, Dylan Paris, Katie Sisco and Nathan Sisco; and four great-grandchildren, Kayla Workman, Hunter Statts, Jaylin Wayne and Amber Sisco.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sisco; brothers, Linford Guess and Frankie Guess; sisters, Hazel Water and Barbara James; grandchild, Cody Paris; great-grandchildren, Izabella Workman, Emily Caraway and David Sisco; and parents, Eugene and Laverne Hardin Guess.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Junior Deason and Bro. Tim Fouts officiating.  Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Gass
Harry Walker Gass, 90 of Marion died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a farmer, a member of the Church of God and had served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.
Surviving are a son, Trent Gass of Marion and a daughter, Debbie Knight of Hopkinsville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Enna Fritts Gass; his wife, Frankie Martin Gass; and a son, Monte Christopher Gass.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Mapleview Cemetery. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Coleman
Clarice Coleman, 76, of Madisonville died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at her home.
She was born March 4, 1941 in Marion, the daughter of the late Marion Henry and Beulah Duncan Henry.
She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Madisonville and enjoyed working crossword puzzles.   
Surviving are her daughter, Julie (Wade) Ruch of Madisonville; a son, Eric (Deana) Coleman of Lanesville, Ind.;,  a sister, Helen Teer of Paducah; four grandchildren, Gavin, Samuel, Karli and Madison.
Graveside services are at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at Dycusburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hopkins County Humane Society 2210 Laffoon Trail, Madisonville, KY 42431.

Tabor
Patsy Jean Locke Tabor, 73, of Marion died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her daughter, Renae (Wayne) McDowell of Marion; son, Kenneth (Amanda) Locke Jr. of Hampton; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Binkley of Marion; a brother, Tommy Meeks of Marion; and a companion, Chuck Qualls.
Patsy was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Locke; second husband, Leon Tabor; parents, Eugene and Mary Agnes Fralick Meeks; two brothers; and a sister.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow at Mapleview Cemetery.

Rushing
Charles W. Rushing, Sr., 79, of Princeton died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center.  
He was a retired heavy equipment operator at Vulcan and member of Second Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years; Janis Rushing; two daughters, Star Corum (Tim) of Earlington and Deanna Michelle Rushing of Dale, Ind.; a son; Charles W. Rushing Jr. (JoAnn) of Hopkinsville; two sisters; Carol Croft (Deon) of Demont, Ind. and Freda Poindexter of Paducah; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Carlos Albert Rushing and Oma Campbell Rushing.
 Services were Friday, Oct. 13 at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Bro. Wayne Duncan and Rev. Ryan Scott  officiating. Burial was at Meeks Cemetery in Caldwell County.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Lyon Caldwell Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 421, Eddyville, KY 42038.

Jones
Jeanette Ann Jones, 76, of Lola died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are two sons, Jimmy (Renee) Williams and Bobby (PeeWee) Williams, both of Lola; seven grandchildren, Jenny Orange of  Lola; Jessica Pierson of Lola; Jada Williams of Marion; Paige York of Louisville; Ryan York of Carmi, Ill.; Kayla Claybrooke of Marion; Summer Phillips of Lola; eight great-grandchildren, Paysen Pierson and Taylyn Pierson, both of Lola; Brody Samuel of Marion; Kaden Quertermous of Lola; Landyn and Ethan Claybrooke, both of Marion and Emily and Hunter York, both of Carlisle, Ill.; a sister, Marie Whitworth of Marshall, Ill.; two brothers, Gene Heilman of Evansville, Ind., and Donald Heilman of Flint, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vince and Eula Davis Heilman and three brothers, Junior, Ralph and Albert Heilmann. 
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at White’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Myers Funeral Home.