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JANUARY 2016

Newcom
Ronald David Newcom, 57, of Clay died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at his home.
He attended Grace Baptist Church in Clay.
Surviving are a daughter, Calista Lovan of Clay; a sister, Brenda Harris of Clay; two brothers, John Newcom and Bobby Newcom of Marion; and three grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay with Bro. Larry Williams officiating. Burial was at White Oak Cemetery in Clay.
Memorials may be made to David Newcom Memorial Fund, c/o United Bank, P.O. Box 488, Clay, KY 42404.
Hodge
Larry Wayne Hodge, 55, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.
He was born in Smyrna,
Tenn., to Carolyn Gail Arflack, formerly of Marion, and the late Lt. Col. Larry Gene Hodge.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Michelle Dallas Hodge; sons, Zachary Hodge of Zurich, Switzerland and Travis Hodge of Clarksville; a sister, Melinda Hodge of Clarksville; a brother David (Desiree) Hodge of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.
Hodge was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, Ark.) in 1978. Soon after, the family settled in Clarksville. He was a 30-year veteran of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, where he served for 20 years as an investigator.
Services were Friday, Jan. 8 at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Lannom officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Clark 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sorrisso
Mary Catherine Mathieu Sorrisso, 62, of Benton, Ky., died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Gateway Hospital in Clarksville, Tenn. 
She attended St. Pius X Catholic Church in Benton.
Surviving are her daughters, Lynnette Galvan of Benton and Angela Medina of Chicago; father, James Joseph Mathieu of Morganfield;  sisters, Jeanette Phillips of Marion and Patricia Claussen of Hobart, Ind.; brother, Jim Mathieu of Kevil; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Elizabeth Mathieu.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 13, 2015 at St. William Catholic Church in Marion. Burial was at St. William Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205 or Brain Injury Association of America, 1608 Spring Hill Road Suite 11, Vienna, VA 22182.
 
Rogers
Cleveland O. Rogers, 83, of Burna died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
Rogers was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.  He enjoyed fishing and being with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Ruth Mae (Waters) Rogers of Burna; daughters, Connie Rogers Cedotal of Lafayette, La., Joan Ann Rogers Derouen of Humble, Texas, and Sharon Ruth Rogers Owen of Clay; a son Cleveland Wayne Rogers of Westwego, La.; a sister, Pearl Forest of Raceland, La.; brothers, George Rogers of Robert, La., and Ivy Rogers of Westwego, La.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Able Rogers and Agnes Ronquille.
Services are at noon Friday, Feb. 19 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Todd Hawkins officiating.  Military rites will follow with burial at Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 at the funeral home in Salem.

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

Miniard
Hurst “Tony” Miniard , 50, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at Livingston Hospital.
Surviving are two daughters, Kayla Rachelle Hunt of Marion and Kelcie Elizabeth Faughn of Evansville, Ind.; and a brother, Rusty Miniard of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hurst and Barbra Miniard.
Services will be at 1 p.m.,  Friday, Feb. 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Caldwell Springs Cemetery.
 
Hardin
Gareth Wayne Hardin, 67, of Marion died Saturday Feb. 20, 2016 at the Ray And Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. 
He was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church,  longtime president and CEO of Farmers Bank and Trust in Marion, former Chairman of Crittenden County Economic Development Corporation and Chairman of Farmers Bancorp. He was also a former Kentucky National Guardsman.
Surviving are his wife, Dulcie Hardin of Marion; sons, Matthew (Amy) Hardin of Marion, and David (Kristen) Hardin of Princeton; grandchildren, Lucas and Ryan Hardin of Marion, and Layla, Gavin and River Gareth Hardin of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Mary Gwendolyn Hardin; and a grandson, Andrew Lee Hardin.
Services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at  Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Marion United Methodist Church Building Fund or Food Pantry,  112 S. College St., Marion, KY 42064.

Alexander
Mary Jewel Alexander, 88, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital. 
She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marion.
Surviving are her son, Mickey (Susan) Alexander of Marion; daughter, Cheryl (Vernon) Spencer of Kuttawa; sister, Virginia Fritts of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Max Alexander of Severn, Md., Lisa (Wayne) Breedlove of Kuttawa and Maryann Hina of Louisville; great-grandchildren, Makayla Alexander, Kali Wilson, Logan Shaffer, Savannah Jane Walton, Garrett Hina, Cody Hina and Jordan West; great-great-grandchildren, Kloie Hale and Kendra Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Alexander; parents, Earl and Ruth Patmor; and two brothers.
Services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m., Thursday until funeral time.
Memorials may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 224 W. Bellville St., Marion, KY 42064.
 
Thomas
John Edward Thomas, Jr., 84, of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Church, a former deacon and Sunday school teacher at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Korean War Veteran of the United States Army, former member of the Crittenden County Hospital Board and member of the Love Cemetery Board.
Surviving are his son, Wade Allen Thomas of Marion; daughter, Estie Thomas of Marion; brother, Don Thomas of Brownsburg, Ind.; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Joan Love Thomas; and parents, John Edward and Iris Thomas Sr.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Love Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Love Cemetery, c/o Gilbert Funeral Home, 117 W. Bellville St., Marion, KY 42064.

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

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

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

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

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


MARCH 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hosick
Hazel Bea Hosick, 89, of Benton, Ky., died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Born September 17, 1926 in Benton Mo., she was the daughter of the late Herman and Myrtle Binkley.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, caregiver and wife. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Hosick is survived by her husband of 72 years, Allen W. Hosick; a son, Roger Hosick (Diana) of Marion; two daughters, Shirley Loveless (David) of Benton, Ky., and Sandra Curry (Maurice) of Calvert City, Ky.; a sister, Betty Griffiths of Ft. Myers Fla.; eight grandchildren, Darren Loveless and (Tara) of Chapel Hill, Tenn., Damian Loveless (Sarah) of Murray, Kevin Hosick (Rita) of Grand Rivers, Karen Dale and (Wesley) of Grand Rivers, Pam Williford (Paul) of Calvert City, David Curry (Stacee) of Delta, Colo., Heath Hosick (Sarah) of Evansville, Ind., and Ty Hosick of Marion; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Myrtle Ramage Binkley; two brothers, Jewell Binkley and Forest Binkley; two sisters, Mina Wieland and Pauline Aczel; and a son, Ronald W. Hosick.
Services were Saturday, March 5 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services with Bro. Doug Stevens officiating. Burial was at Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Loveless Chapel Cemetery Fund, 2028 US Highway 60 E, Salem KY 42078.

Middleton
Betty Joyce Middleton, 72, of Lebanon, Ky., formerly of Marion, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.
She was a housewife.
Surviving are four daughters, Robin Martin, Lampassas, Texas; Tracy Moss, Marion; Debbie Jean Durham and Shannon Johnson, both of Lousiville; son, Todd Wilson of Lebanon; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Douglas Meredith of Washington, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Betty Highbaugh Meredith.
Services are at 11 a.m., Friday, March 11 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  Visitation is from 9 a.m., until the funeral hour on Friday.
Weldon
Eddie G. Weldon, 74, of Marion died Wednesday March 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his brothers, Larry Weldon of Bowling Green and Jim Weldon of Portage, Ind.; sister, Anna Blackburn of Marion; and special friend, Susan Reed of Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edwin and Mary Sue Weldon.
Graveside services were  Saturda, March 12 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA. 22311.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Belt
William Arthur Belt, 78, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving are his nephew, Danny Belt of Marion; and niece, Deborah Ann Schneider of Warrenton, Mo.
No services were held.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY was in charge of arrangements.

McDowell
Margarette Elwanda McDowell, 91, of Marion died March 12, 2016 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center. 
She was a member of Repton Baptist Church.
Surviving are her sons, James Earl McDowell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Dannie Lee McDowell of South America; a brother, Aubrey G. Newcom of Louisville; a sister, Janie Newcom Syers of High Ridge, Mo.; grandchildren, Jessina McDowell of Washington, D.C. and Kristina McDowell of Paducah; and great-grandchildren, Nayelli and Ian McDowell of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robbie McDowell; parents, Joseph Marion and Wanda Newcom; three brothers and a sister.
Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 17 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.
Vaughan
J.D. Vaughan, Jr., 87, of Owensboro died March 5, 2016 at Owensboro Center. He was born on April 11, 1928 in Marion to the late Doyle and Virginia Vaughan.
He was a UK graduate and a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and the Berlin Crisis. After working at Green River Steel Corp, he was employed with the City of Owensboro in 1973 as an administrative assistant to the city manager and mayor. Vaughan was named assistant city manager in 1981 and served as the first public works director for the City of Owensboro from 1983 until his retirement in 1992.
Vaughan was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Guenther Vaughan in 2007; a twin sister, Virginia Vaughan Stewart; and a grandson, Christopher Swope.
Surviving are his two daughters, Lisa Vaughan Heady (Paul) and Carol Vaughan Langdon (Jerry), all of Owensboro; a sister, Carol Vaughan Marshall (Shell) of Paducah; four grandchildren, Brandon Swope (Kelsi), Austin Swope (Amber), Marilee Langdon Morris (Nick) and Lesley Langdon Hust (Chris); three step-grandsons, Jeremie Ruth (Jennifer) Chad Heady (Crystal) and Clint Heady (Deborah); seven great-grandchildren, Aiden McCoy, Nolan Hust, Claire Hust, Kole Morris, Maxx Morris, Davis Swope, Collin Swope; and nine step-great-grandchildren, Kayla Ruth, Van Ruth, Lilly Ruth, Phillip Luallan, Embry Luallan, Nate Heady, Carter Heady, Chloe Heady and Chaney Heady.
Services were Wednesday, March 9 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with the Rev. Myke Templeton officiating. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Community Church, 1220 Center Street, Owensboro, KY 42303.

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

Crider
James C. “Jim” Crider, 83, of Paducah died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his home.
He was a member of Southland Baptist Temple where he was an usher and also helped with the nursing home ministry for many years. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia June Crider; two sons, Kent (Sherry) Crider of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Steve (Donna) Crider of Marion, Ky.; four daughters, Donna Pace of Paducah, Phyllis Davis of Florida, Patty Council of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kaye Keiler of Paducah; sisters, Dean Cone of Florida, Phyllis Clowers of Tennessee and Madeline Belt of Marion; two brothers, Wayne Crider of Marion and Roger Stewart of Marion; 10 grandchildren, Justin Crider, Kellye Harper, Kendra Rinehart, Kathryn Keiler, Zack Keiler, Kayla Downs, Krista Reed, Shana Storm, Eric Taylor, and Adam Taylor; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Rose Thompson Crider; two brothers, Bill Crider and Rob Crider; and six sisters, Juanita Freer, Helen Catilla, Lonnie Craze, Rosa Nell Hillyard, Martha Scott, and Iris Brantley.
Services were Friday, March 18 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah with Bro. Topper Council and Pastor Dean Cone officiating. Burial was Saturday, March 19 at Crayne Cemetery in Crayne.
Casey
Boyd Ray Casey, 85, of Ledbetter died Monday, March 21, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was an airplane electrician in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Casey was a member of American Legion Post 217 in Burna.
He was a retired teacher. His first position was at Hampton Elementary. He later moved to Illinois where he continued to work in the education field until his retirement. He was a member of Salt and Light Community Church and a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Helen Scarbrough Casey; son, David Ray Casey (Mary Jean) of Equality Ill.; daughter, Lynda Lee Hiles (James) of Ledbetter; a step-grandson, Will Douglas (Jamie) of Harrisburg Ill.; two step-great-granddaughters, Malayna and McKendra Douglas; a brother-in-law, John Scarbrough (Lynn) of Burna; brother, Donald George (Cheri) of Lancaster, Calif.; nephew, John Allen Scarbrough; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.   
He was preceded in death by his parents, William R. George and Eva Mae Sutton George; and a brother, Jerry Ray Casey.
Services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 24 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Jim Glover officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Wednesday and  from 10 a.m., until the funeral hour on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Terry
Michelle Terry, 54, of Eddyville died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Gateway Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Surviving are a son Jamie Teeters of Eddyville; a daughter Ashley Wilson of Eddyville; her father, Jessie W. Terry Jr. of Cunningham; step-father and mother, Pete and Jane Herron Doublin of Eddyville; three grandchildren; three brothers, Jessie W. Terry III of Cunningham, Patrick Terry of Cunningham and Paul Doublin of Eddyville; and five sisters, Diane Doublin Poole of Florida, Penny Doublin of North Carolina, Diane Smith of Bardwell, Angelia Terry of Cunningham and Donna Doublin of Eddyville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Darrin Terry; and a grandson, Camron Miller.
Services were Monday, April 11 at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville. 
Kearl
Ray D. Kearl, 88, of Toppenish, Wash., died March 26, 2016.
His parents were Sadie and Ross Kearl.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy, having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and in Korea. He was a retired federal flood inspector, a cattleman, volunteer for junior rodeo and a rodeo clown.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Mary McMican Kearl, formerly of Marion; daughters, Ginger Lawrence and Cyndi (Kirk) Stuart; grandchildren, Justin (Julie) Lawrence and Lace (Nick) Lawrence, as well as his great-grandsons Tristan Lawrence and Beau Donahoe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sadie and Ross Kearl; a sister Norma Wilson; son, Dennis Kearl; and an infant daughter.
A memorial service was held at Colonial Funeral Home in Toppenish on Saturday, April 2. Memorials should be made to the Yakama Warriors or the Cottage in the Meadow. Contact the funeral home for memorial details.

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


APRIL 2016

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

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

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

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


Meredith
Ruth “Dot” Laird Meredith, 72, of Erin, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Signature HealthCare of Erin.
She had been employed as a legal secretary for many years at the Crittenden County Attorney’s Office. She had worked for Child Protective Services and served as a “Meals on Wheels” driver and assistant at the Crittenden County Senior Citizens Center in Marion. She also worked with Habitat for Humanity and the local literacy program.
Surviving are a son, Ronald (Barbie) Sondesky of Savannah, Tenn.; daughters, Denise (Mike) Johnson of Erin and Judy (Scott) Templeton of Marion; a brother, William (Pat) Meredith of Merchantville, N.J.; sister-in-law, Clara Karpi of Philadelphia, Penn.; grandchildren, Codie Sondesky, Meredith, Breanna, Josh and Chad Lanham and  Jonathan, Tommy and Quinn Templeton.
There will be no visitation. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Crittenden County Animal Shelter, 1901 U.S. 60 East, Marion, KY 42064.
Croft
Kenneth Edward “Jackie” Croft Sr., 87, of Petersburg, Va., died Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Born in Rosiclare, Ill., he was the son of the late Orbie B. and Mary Willis Croft. He graduated from Tolu High School in 1949 and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a self-employed building contractor.
Surviving are his daughter, Carolyn C. Vaughan (Hugh) of Virginia Beach, Va.; sons, K. Edward Croft (Cindy) of Dinwiddie, Va., and Thomas B. Croft of Henrico, Va.; sister-in-law, Betty Croft of Marion; and nephew, Donald Croft of Marion.
Graveside services were April 14 at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Va.
Memorials may be made to the Cherokee Nation $100 million health care initiative via cherokee.org.
Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home of Virginia was in charge of arrangements.

Thurman
Bobby Glenn Thurman, 81, of Marion died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Deaconess VNA Plus in Evansville.
He was a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife, Judith Thurman of Marion; daughter, Patricia McKinney of Hopkinsville; step-daughter, Laura Whitt of Marion; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Hanor of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Rowena Holloman Thurman.
Services were Friday April 15 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at Union Cemetery.
Reed
James Alvis Reed, 68, of Salem died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah after a six-year battle with lung cancer.
He was born in Webster County and was drafted and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and served a two-year tour in Germany.  He attended Maranatha Baptist Church.   
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Peggy Duncan Reed; three daughters, Debra “Suzie” Webb of Georgetown, Ky.; Janet (Doug) Quertermous and Jimmie Dawn (Shawn) Long, both of Salem; two brothers, Charles “Dudler” (Gail) Reed of Salem and Everett (Sharon) Reed of Burna; two brother-in-laws, Robert Hardin and Irvin Cobb, both of Burna; six grandchildren, Madisen and Darian Webb of Georgetown, Erica and Scott Quertermous of Salem, Klayton and Karson Long of Salem; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Frances Reed; his mother, Bertha Lois Haney Reed; and two sisters, Wanda Lois Reed Cobb and Dorothy Louise Reed Hardin.
Services were Saturday, April 16, at Maranatha Baptist Church with Bro. Leroy Driver and his nephew, James Hardin, officiating.  Burial was at Cedar Grove United Methodist Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

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

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

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

Bridges
Edward Bridges, 90, of Marion died Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home.
He was a retired farmer and building contractor, and a member of the Marion Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Sara Katherine Bridges of Marion; a brother; and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Mary French Bridges.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Winters
Bro. Leonard “Wayne” Winters, 69, of Marion died Friday April 22, 2016 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was pastor at Hurricane Church in Tolu for 13 years and he was a U.S. Army veteran having served  from 1968-1970.
He was preceded in death by his parents William “Bill” Winters and Nora Helen Winters.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Kay Winters of Marion; a son Darren Winters (Jennifer) of Sturgis; two daughters, Sarah Hardin (Bill) of Marion and Kristen Cates (Shawn) of Newburgh, Ind.; a brother, Larry Yates of Marion; six grandchildren, Derrick, Josh, Jacob and Drew Winters of Sturgis, Daelynn Hardin of Marion and Blythe Cates of Newburgh, Ind.
Services for were Monday, April 25 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

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

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