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JANUARY 2014


Hughes
Jesse Holeman Hughes, 93, of Marion died Jan. 1, 2014, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
He was a member of Marion United Methodist Church and the Mount Zion Cemetery Board. He was retired from Potter & Brumfield and had served on the Marion-Crittenden County Airport Board, Crittenden-Livingston County Water Board and the Sky Knight Flying Club.
Hughes was a retired first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, having served 30 years. He served as a pilot in World War II, flying a C-47 for Troop Carrier Command (TCC). He transported wounded soldiers out of the front line and flew POWs out after the war. He was also a flight instructor for TCC and a squadron test pilot.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy M. Hughes of Marion; three daughters, Debbie K. Goddard of Nashville, Tenn.; V. Gail Sievers of Collierville, Tenn., and Michelle L. Hughes of Marion; two grandsons, Wesley Chad Truitt of Franklin, Tenn., and William Erik Sievers of Collierville; and a granddaughter, Jessika L. Sievers of Collierville.
Hughes was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Gretna Mae Holeman Hughes; and a brother, Thomas Leon Hughes.
Funeral services with military rites were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery.


Driver
Dorris Driver, 79, of Marion died Jan. 7 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She is survived by her husband, James Driver; a daughter, Vicki Midkiff of Greenville; a sister, Margarie Lucas of Chandler, Ind.; three brothers, Denny Gress, Bobby Gress and Danny Gress; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Terre Driver, Jennifer Driver and Emily Westfall; and five step-grandchildren.
Driver  was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Thornburg; and a son, Coy Richard Stallion.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Repton Cemetery in Marion.

Bennett
David C. Bennett, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Marion, died Jan. 1, 2014.
He is survived by this wife, LaVanda Bennett; two sons, Scott Bennett and Jonathan Bennett; two daughters, Hollie Treas and Karrie McReynolds; and 12 grandchildren.
Bennett was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Edwina Bennett; four brothers, Donald Richard “Buddy” Bennett, Eddie Bennett, Ronnie Bennett and Keith Bennett; and two sisters, Betty Jo Manley and Deborah Orenduff.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Satuday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Draffenville.

Boone
Wanda Sue Boone, 76, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Livingston County, died Jan. 19, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.
She loved to travel, having visited almost all 50 states, and was also an avid reader. She retired from AT&T after more than 30 years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was a member of Washington Street Baptist Church in Evansville.
Boone is survived by a brother, Jim and wife Peggy Sue Edmonds of Ledbetter; three sisters, Nancy and husband Charles Cooper of Ledbetter, Betty and husband Philip Babb of Kevil and Carolyn and husband Chuck Jones of Springfield, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Hannah Hendrick Edmonds.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was in the Edmonds Cemetery in Livingston County.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; Edmonds Cemetery, P.O. Box 143, Ledbetter, KY 42058-0143.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Lynch
Thomas Glenn Lynch, 46, of Cedar Hill, Mo., died Jan, 15, 2014, at his home.
He was a construction foreman.
Lynch is survived by his mother, Irene Lynch of St. Louis; two sons, Richard Higgs and Sean Higgs, both of St. Louis; two daughters, Shayla Lynch of Madison, W.Va., and Lauren Powers of St. Louis; five brothers, Roger and wife Reva Lynch and Frank and wife Mitzi Lynch, all of St. Louis, and Jack and wife Sharon Lynch, James Lynch and John Lynch, all of Marion; a sister, Patricia Knight Lynch of Marion; four grandchildren, Brayden Fisher, Phoenix Higgs, Roswell Higgs and Weston Powers; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rance Lynch; a brother, Robert “Bobby” Lynch; and a sister, Joyce Clark.
Graveside services were Saturday at Deer Creek Cemetery with Rev. Howard Jones officiating.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Jacobs
Paul David Jacobs, 82, of Wheatcroft, a native of Crittenden County, died Jan. 6, 2014. 
Jacobs was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Crittenden County. 
He is survived by his companion, Effie Schindley; five sons, Jerry and wife Marylin Rodney Jacobs, Robert Hall, Doug Hall, Neil Hall and John Hall; three daughters, Deveda Brinkley, Vanessa Harris and Jamie Gant; a brother, Dewy Jacobs of Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Ellen Riden of Providence; 24 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.  
Jacobs was preceded in death by two wives, Jennett Blanch Cosby Jacobs and Martha Jane Hall Jacobs. 
Funeral services were Friday at Jones and Erdman Funeral Home in Providence. Burial was in Greengrove Cemetery in Webster County.

Lee
Evelyn Lockhart Lee, 79, of Salem died Jan. 21, 2014, at Salem Springlake Nursing and Rehibilitation Center.
She is survived by her husband, R.E. Lee of Salem; two sons, Danny Lockhart of Salem and Stan Lockhart of Lebanon, Tenn.; a brother, Charlie Binkley of Reidland; a sister, Freda Shirley of Indiana; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and her parents, Charles and Juanita Bridwell Binkley.
Funeral services were last Thursday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with the Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial was in Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Winebarger
Herbert "Mutt" Winebarger Jr., 85, of Diamond died Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Health Madisonville
He was a retired farmer. 
Winebarger is survived by two sisters, Ruth Winebarger and Anna Oakley, both of Providence; nieces; and nephews. 
Memorial services will be at a later date. Burial will be in Tirzah Cemetery. 
Jones and Erdman Funeral Home in Providence is handling arrangements. 

Easley
Gleaford Earl Easley, 91, of Marion died Jan. 22, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems.  
He was a member of Marion Church of God.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Brett Owen of Marion, Brent Owen of Marshall County, Kelly Johnson of Paducah and Karla Lawrence of Paducah; brothers, Willard Easley of Marion and Harry Easley of Eddyville; sisters, Lucy Tedrick of Marion, Wanda Ditty of Springfield, Ohio, and Bonnie Hartley and Lula Gilmore, both of Nashville, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rugeina Stone Easley; a daughter, Rugena Owen; his parents, Lorenza Alfred and Minnie Latricia Easley; six brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. 
Donations may be made to: Marion Church of God, 334 Fords Ferry Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Pollard
Athleen Pollard, 84, a native of Crittenden County, died Jan. 20, 2014, at Valley Eldercare Center, Woodside Village in Grand Forks, N.D.
She was born in Tolu on Sept. 28, 1929.
Pollard worked for General Electric for 30 years, retiring in 1975. She was married on June 25, 1949, to Ronald “Ronnie” Pollard, with whom she enjoyed sharing the outdoors.
She was liked by everyone that she met. We always said that she could talk to a wall. She was very strong-willed – some may say stubborn – but we all loved her for that.  She truly loved her husband, caring for him until his death. They were married for 64 years. The couple shared a great life together and now they are together again. We shall miss her dearly.
Pollard is survived by two sons, Alan and wife Peggy Palmer of Grand Forks and Regis and wife Llolanda Palmer of New Harmony, Ind.; four grandchildren, Shannon Palmer, Regis and wife Becky Palmer, Alison and husband Shawn Beckner and Randy Palmer; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Beckner and Malliyah Reed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E.H. and Maudie L. Kimsey Jones; four brothers, Forrest Jones, Richard Jones, Laurence Jones and Ernest Jones; and two sisters, Katy Sherer and Mary Etta McGuiness.
Funeral services were Monday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City, Ind.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to White Chapel Cemetery in Tolu.
Messages of condolence may be made online at 
Zoercher-GillickFuneralHome.com.

Lawless
Gregory Edward Lawless, 51, of Marion died Jan. 24, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a member of Ambassadors for Christ Church in Marion.
Lawless had several hobbies he loved such as studying the Bible, duck hunting and watching Atlanta Braves baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Angie Lawless of Marion; three children, Ellis Lawless of Sturgis, Justin Lawless of Burna and Michelle Lawless of Marion; two stepchildren, Nikki Croft and Jacob McDaniel, both of Marion; his parents, Jesse and Pauline Lawless of Salem; a sister, Karen and husband Wendell Roberts of Ventura, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Lawless was preceded in death by a grandson, Kane Lawless.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Kenny Downs officiating. Burial was in Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

McDowell
Anna Mae McDowell, 80, of Smithland died Jan. 27, 2014, at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
She was a member of Birdsville Baptist Church.
McDowell is survived by three children, Barry Allen McDowell of Kuttawa, Shelia Ann Clarke of Salem and Debra Lynn Johnston of White Plains, Ky.; eight brothers and sisters, Dorsie Riepe of Metropolis, Ill., Mary Perino of Ledbetter, Tommy Sharp of Florida, Phyllis Thompson of Reidland, Janet Heath of Sharpe, Darlene Rogers of Mayfield, Kenneth Sharp of Marion and Charlotte Potts of Paducah; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert F. McDowell; two sisters; a brother; and her parents, Lewis Elmer and Annie Youple Phillips Sharp.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Mike Grimes officiating.  Burial will follow in McMurray Chapel Cemetery in Smithland.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Long
Sylvia V. Tabor Long, 75, of Crayne. formerly of Cookeville, Tenn., died Jan. 27, 2014, at Oakview Nursing and Rehab in Marshall County.
She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Cookeville.
Long is survived by a son, Jay Tabor of Crayne; three stepchildren, Russell, Tonya and Rhonda, all of Tennessee; and four grandchildren, Jordan, Savannah, Rheachel and Gracey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Tabor; and a sister, Barbra  Bray.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Mexico Cemetery. 
Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


FEBRUARY 2014

Hackney
Steve Hackney, 64, of Salem died Jan. 30, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a coal miner and Full Gospel preacher.
Hackney is survived by his wife, Carol Hackney of Salem; a son, Steven R. Hackney of Marion; two daughters, Donna Hines of Reidland and Tracy Skees of Morganfield; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Wanda Franklin Hackney; and two brothers.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Union Cemetery.

Harris
Mary Charles Harris, 96, of Salem died Feb. 3, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Health care Services in Salem. 
She was born in Salem in 1917 to Jessie and Hendrick Mitchell and was married to George F. Harris for more than 50 years.  
Harris attended what was then Murray Teachers College in 1936 and taught school for many years at Salem Elementary School. She was always an active member of her church, first at Salem Methodist and then at Salem Baptist, of which she was the oldest member.  
Harris had a lifelong passion for music and was involved in every facet of her church’s music program – her warm soprano voice often singing solos in the choir, directing music classes for Vacation Bible School and playing the piano for church services every time she got the chance. Her legacy was to instill a love of music and the arts in everyone in her family. 
She is survived by two children, George and wife Linda of Salem and Kathy of Atlanta, Ga. She was “Ma” to two granddaughters, Tina Harris and husband Larry Tinsley of Salem and Holly Harris and husband Alan Plunkette of Calvert City; five great-grandchildren, Sarah Tinsley and husband Jeremy Rowe, Jeremy Tinsley, Blake May, Taylor May and Karson May; and one great-great grandson, Jagger Rowe. 
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Salem Baptist Church with the Revs. John East and Mike Grimes officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. 
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. 
Gifts may be made to the Mary Charles Harris Honorary Music Scholarship, Murray State University, Office of Development.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Pugh
Jewell Dean Pugh, 89, of Marion died Feb. 1, 2014, at Salem Springlake Care Center.  
He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Cave Springs General Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lemah Pugh of Marion; a son, Mike Pugh of Burna; four daughters, Dale Glore of Lola, Shelia Bishop of Smithland, Rita Shakles of Smithland and Sandra Crowley of Ledbetter; four sisters, Pauline Willings of Paducah, Zora Davis of Ledbetter, Sue Tabor of Paducah and Mary Pugh of Marion; a brother, Donald Pugh of Marion; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Pugh; a daughter, Barbara Easley; a grandson, Jamie Pugh; his parents, Virgil and Agnes Pugh; two brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Glore
Harold Perry Glore, 80, of Marion died Jan. 29, 2014, at his home.
He attended Barnett Chapel Church and was a Korean War Army veteran, serving from May 1953 to June 1955. He worked in spar and gold mines in Colorado and for Island Creek Coal Co.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Rose Ann Glore; a son, Perry Jewell and wife Anna Nadine Glore of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two daughters, Sherri Ann and husband Johnny Don Watson and Vickie Dee Glore and fiancé Ricky Belt, all of Marion; five grandchildren, Kelly Christensen, Daniel Glore, Christopher Watson, Crystal Westmoland and Brandy Hunter; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ronnie Glore, D.L. Glore and Charles Eugene Glore; two sisters, Susie Barnes and Sandra Hollomon; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special cousin that grew up like a sister, Lucille Dickerson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bertha Lee Glore; his grandparents; three brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Whites Chapel Cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Glore Family, 35 School Ave., Marion, KY 42064.

Autry
Conward Jewell Autry, 70, of Marion died Jan. 31, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.  
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of Harvest House Church.
Autry is survived by his wife, Sandra K. Autry of Marion; a daughter, Linda Young of Marion; two sons, Conward J. Autry Jr. and John and wife Stephanie Autry, all of Marion; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Dewey and Lola Lillian Autry; a daughter, Monica Autry; seven brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Deer Creek Cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the graveside service.

Mills
Shelvie Jolene Martin Cullison Mills, 73, of Livingston, Tenn., died Jan. 27, 2014, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tenn.
She was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Albion, Ill.
Mills was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and a past factory employee with the Caterpillar Co.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Harris of Harriman, Tenn.; two sons, Fred Alan Cullison of Sandwich, Ill., and Gerald Cullison of Viera, Fla.; a stepson, William Clayton "Bud" Mills of Marion; two sisters, Ann Borneman of Monroe, Tenn., and Judy Bowen of Sandwich; three brothers, Milton Martin of Allons, Tenn., Ronald Martin of Elizabeth Station, Ill., and Aaron Martin of Allons; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other family members and friends.
Mills was preceded in death by her parents, Arvel and Mauzee Savage Martin; her husband, Odell Clayton Mills; and two infant sisters.
Funeral services were Friday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Allons with Bros. Frank Martin and Randy Pickens officiating. Livingston Funeral Home of Livingston was in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services were Saturday at Mapleview Cemetery. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of local arrangements.

Tramble
Steven Ray Tramble, 49, of Burna died Jan. 30, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was of the Southern Baptist faith. He was a member of the Professional Kennel Club.
Tramble is survived by his father and stepmother, Roy and Christi Tramble of Burna; three brothers, Greg Tramble, Mike Tramble and Shawn Tramble; two stepbrothers, Scott Lofton, and Cory Lofton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eullabelle Tramble; and a brother, Jeff Tramble.
Funeral services were Sunday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bros. James Oats and Tim Fouts officiating. Burial was in Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Boyd
Alfred Neal Boyd, 79, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Feb. 7, 2014, at his home.  
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of Church of the Cross in Evansville.
Boyd is survived by a son, Brian and wife Karissa Boyd of Booneville, Ind.; three daughters, Kim and husband Tracy Jent of Foley, Ala., Lisa Boyd of Houston and Kari and husband Tom McBride of Newburgh, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley "Tudy" Boyd; his parents, Ernest and Iva Boyd; two brothers; and a sister.
Services were Wednesday at St. William Catholic Church in Marion with interment in St. William Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to:  American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305; or St. William Catholic Church, 860 S. Main St., Marion, KY 42064.

McDowell
Jason Ray McDowell, 40, of Henderson died Feb. 8, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
He worked at Pittsburg Glass Works in Evansville and was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
McDowell is survived by his fiancé, Kathy McElwain of Henderson; his father, James “Butch” and wife Linda McDowell of Salem; his stepfather, Jack Elder of Salem; a sister, Gina and husband David Phelps of Fredonia; two stepsisters, Amy Byford of Marion and Kelly Grady of Louisville; two stepbrothers, James Elder of Paducah and Robert Elder of Graves County; a grandmother, Marilyn Tramel of Evansville; two nephews, Jacob and Evan; and one niece, Marley.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Debbie Elder.
There will be no services.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Hawkins
Opal Pearl Hawkins, 83, of Marion died Feb. 7, 2014, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God.
Hawkins is survived by a daughter, Grace Ritchie of Marion; a son, Billy Hawkins of Paducah; two brothers, Pete Ferrell of Paducah and Lyle Ferrell of Anna, Ill.; a sister, Grace Speter of Coldwater, Mich.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Perry Hawkins; her parents, Logan and Mary Myers Ferrell; a daughter, Eva; a son, Abel; a sister, Francis; and a brother, Fred.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with Sister Lucy Tedrick officiating. Burial followed in Crooked Creek Cemetery.

Hardesty
Willard Pasco “Pat” Hardesty Jr., 68, of Marion died Feb. 5, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard Pasco and June Morrison Hardesty; and his grandparents, Pearl and Joe Hardesty of Crittenden County.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Dunn Springs Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today.

Coleman
Michael Coleman, 47, of Eddyville died Feb. 8, 2014, in Marion following a short illness.  
He was a welder and a member of Kuttawa First Baptist Church.
Coleman is survived by his wife, Brooke Coleman of Eddyville; a son, Isaac Maroney of Eddyville; a daughter, Jaden Coleman of Eddyville; his parents, Robert “Red” and Brenda Fox Benton of Marion; a sister, Chantel Benton of Marion; two nephews; and a niece.
A celebration of life service was held Wednesday at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Gary Murray officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery in Lyon County.

Gernigin
John Douglas Gernigin, 49, died Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was born Feb. 27, 1964, in Alton, Ill., to John and Beverly Middleton Gernigin.
Gernigin had worked as a laborer for Liberty Tire.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Hurley Gernigin; four sons, John D. and wife Dana Davis Gernigin, Christopher and wife Julie Brankov Gernigin, Jeffrey and wife Cassie Vinson Gernigin and Shelby Gernigin; five grandchildren, Christopher A. Gernigin II, Parker J. Gernigin, Briston D. Gernigin, Mieke K. Gernigin and Skylynn A. Gernigin; and two sisters, Catherine Jackson and Angela Schehl.
Services were conducted Jan. 31 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, Ill., with Pastor Coy Siddall officiating. Burial was in Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.

Campbell
Jerry D. Campbell Sr., 73, of Marion died Feb. 9, 2014, at his home. 
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Detra Driver Campbell of Marion; a daughter, Vicki Baker of Eddyville; three sons, Tony Campbell of Fredonia, Doug Campbell Jr. of Marion and Brad Driver of Marion; a sister, Georgia Felts of Johnson City, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Campbell was preceded in death by a son, Terry Campbell; two brothers, Marlin Campbell and Charles “Sonny” Campbell; three sisters, Anna Lee Porter, Norma Hill and Nelda Bragdon; and his parents, Ollie and Odith Simpkins Campbell. 
Private graveside services were Tuesday at Hebron Cemetery in Lyon County with Rev. Jerrell White officiating. 
Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements. 

Hicks
Lois V. Brasher Hicks, 81, of Eddyville, formerly of Marion, died Friday at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.  
She was a lifelong member of Marion Baptist Church and member of the Kentucky Board of Realtors.
Hicks is survived by a daughter, Tracey Choat of Eddyville; two sons, Roy Anthony "Tony" Hicks of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and James C. Hicks of Deer Park, Texas; three brothers, Bill Fox of Marion, Doug Fox of Marion and Jimmy Fox of Ledbetter; a sister, Elizabeth Campbell of Kissimmee, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hicks; her parents, Collin Fox and Edith Fox Russell; a son, Michael Hicks; a sister; and a brother.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.  
Donations may be made to: River City Mission, 100 Fountain Ave., Suite 106, Paducah, KY 42001; Happy Trails Ministry, c/o Marion Baptist Church, 131 E. Depot St., Marion, KY 42064; or IICE Ministries, 500 Baker Road, Fredonia, KY 42411.

Booher
Jeanetta Ann "Skeeter" Talley Booher, 74, of Franklin, Ky., died Feb. 12, 2014, at her home. 
She was born July 18, 1939, in Livingston County.  
Booher is survived by her husband of 59 years, Eddie Bramlet Booher; her stepmother, Hazel Ringstaff Talley; 10 children, Carol and husband Paul Grover, Brande Booher-Brock, Chock and wife Adrian Booher, Brock and wife Britt Booher, Cameo and husband Rob Tonkinson, Tahlee and husband Iggy Scarpitti, Tassie and husband Randall Earnest, Brent and wife Kory Booher, Amory and wife Lisa Booher and Ada and husband John Hess; 45 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 20 bonus grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Fredrick and Ada Alberta Hankins Talley; a sister, Lona Talley Clason; and three grandchildren, Kelsey Danielle Tonkinson, Emerald Eve Grover and Amber Marie Grover. 
Funeral services were Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bowling Green with burial at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Franklin.
J. C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapel in Bowling Green was in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104.  

Kinnin, 100
Anna M. Kinnin, 100, of Marion died Feb. 13, 2014, at her home.
She is survived by a son, Gerald W. and wife Sherry Kinnin Sr. of Marion; three grandchildren, Gerald W. Kinnin Jr. of Covington, Ky., Adrienne Cruz of Henderson and Jennifer Benson of Henderson; and several great-grandchildren.
Kinnin was preceded in death by her husband, L.O. Kinnin; her parents, Ruben and Mary Etta Glore; four brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services were Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements. 

Faith
John Leonard Faith, 71, of Marion died Feb. 11, 2014, in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Faith of Marion; three sons, Richard Faith of Salem, Matthew Faith of Marion and Jason Faith Marion; a daughter, Leann Colapietro of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Caroline Kieffer of Marion; two grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert William and Lee Etta Faith.
Graveside services were Friday at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion with interment to follow.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Thompson
Dorothy N. Thompson, 79, of Burna died Feb. 17, 2014, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was of Baptist faith.
Thompson is survived by two brothers, Donnie McElmurray of Paducah and Norris McElmurray of Burna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Mitchell; a brother, Curtis McElmurray; and her parents, Coy and Lela Dickerson McElmurray.
Graveside services were Wednesday at Old Salem Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

Stephens
J.C. Stephens, 79, of Marion died Feb. 17, 2014, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.
Stephens is survived by his wife, Patsy Stone Stephens; a son, Mark and wife Carolyn Stephens of Dyersburg, Tenn.; a stepson, Mike Maxfield of Marion; a sister, Betty and husband Bob Austin of Kuttawa; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Curtley Stephens Sr. and Ruby Ledbetter Stephens.
There will be no services.
Arrangements were under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

Page
Manson Page, 78, of Grand Rivers died Feb. 19, 2014, at his home.
He was retired from Reed’s Crushed Stone/Vulcan Materials after 26 years.
Page is survived by three children, Richard and wife Amy Page of Grand Rivers, Johnny and wife Connie Page of Grand Rivers and Judy Peek and husband Eric Lee of Hopkinsville; a sister, Eadie Ann Knight of Dover, Tenn; seven grandchildren, J.J. Page, Samantha Page, Sydney Peek, Kennady Peek, Whitney Lee, Jon Lee and Alan Lee; and a great-grandchild, Hazel Marie Page.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel LaVerne Page; eight brothers and sisters, Josh Page, Emma Mae Hicks, Elton Page, Ora Clifton, Manuel Page, Dotson Page, King Page and Goldie Page; and his parents, Carter Franklin and Kathryn Page.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Troy Newcomb officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105; or an animal shelter of the donors’ choice.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Jones
William W. "Bill" Jones, 83, of Marion died Feb. 20, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem. 
He was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Jones is survived by two daughters, Melissa J. Tabor of Marion and Mitzi Daugherty of Springfield, Ill.; four grandchildren, Tyler Summers of Marion, Jason Stoner of Mason City, Ill., Ashlee Leach of Chatham, Ill., and Sarah Luparell of Athens, Ill; two step-grandchildren, Jami Tabor Perry of Princeton and Tanner Tabor of Marion; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Sue Jones; and his parents, Raymond and Florence Jones.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, 205 N. Walker St., Marion, KY 42064.

Newsome
Lawrence Newsome, 67, of Marion died Feb. 11, 2014, at his home. 
He is survived by a sister, Bernadine Myers of Paducah; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Newsome was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lucille Newsome; and his wife, Stella Newsome.
A memorial service was held Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Barnes
Judy Faye Barnes, 68, of Marion died Feb. 24, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She had been employed as a cook at Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa.
Barnes is survived by a daughter, Terri Sullens of Marion; a son, Jeff Barnes of Marion, a sister, Hazel Fulks of Harvel, Ill.; two brothers, John Hunter of Marion and Presely Hunter of Odessa, Texas; three granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Barnes; her parents, Riley and Maudie Rushing Hunter; and a sister.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Mike Grimes officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home in Marion.

Benoit
Richard Joseph Benoit of Fredonia died Feb. 23, 2014, at North Side Hospital in Florida. Memorial services will be held at a date yet to be determined.

Oliver
Donald Bruce Oliver, 75, of Marion died Feb. 25, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
He enjoyed duck hunting, elk hunting in Colorado and was a dedicated NASCAR fan.
Oliver is survived by his wife, Lynn Oliver of Marion; a daughter, Donnetta and husband Tony Travis of Marion; and a granddaughter, Brodi and husband Justin Sutton of Marion.
He was preceded in death was his mother, Una Oliver Rinkle.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Frances Cemetery.  
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to: CHS Community Healthcare Foundation, 520 W. Gum St., Marion, KY 42064.

Patton
Bobby Neil Patton, 48, of Marion died Feb. 23, 2014.
He was a member at Emmaus Baptist Church.
Patton is survived by his wife, Maxine Patton; a son, Blake Patton; a stepson, Clint Sunderland; three sisters, Brenda Duncan and Ruben Houser, Sandy and husband Kerry Green and Bonnie and husband Bob Fralick; a granddaughter, Chloe Patton; a grandson, Thomas Patton; and a step-granddaughter, Embya Guess.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Austin and Dorothy Brown Patton; and a brother, Thomas Ross Patton.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Jimmy Wring officiating. Burial will follow in Asbridge Cemetery in Marion.
Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Chappell
John William Chappell, 78, of Fredonia died Feb. 23, 2014, at his home.  
He was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Marion and had worked in real estate and as an auctioneer since 1979.
Chappell is survived by his wife, Zelma Chappell of Fredonia; four sons, John H. Chappell of Evansville, Ind., Thomas S. Chappell of Marion, Andrew P. Keister of Marion and Adam L. Keister of Evansville; two daughters, Vickie Solis of Evansville and Paula Chappell of Evansville; a brother, Jerry L. Chappell of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edward and G. Ilene Chappell.
Funeral services were Tuesday at St. William Catholic Church with interment in St. William Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.


MARCH 2014

Davison
Phyllis Marie Osterhout Davison, 87, of Madbury, N.H., died peacefully at home on Feb. 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Born June 24, 1926, she was the oldest daughter to Earl and Hazel Dille Osterhout. She grew up in a tiny town in Idaho with her siblings Dale, Twylla, Demar, Earl and Dorothy.
Davison graduated from Albion High School in 1944, where she received her “A” for playing basketball. After graduating, she worked in the office at International Harvester and at Camp Rupert, a World War II prisoner of war camp.
In 1953, she moved to Riverside, Calif. It’s there that she met the love of her life, Grover, at a New Year’s Eve party. They were married six months later in Las Vegas. Their first date was bowling, something the two of them enjoyed together for many years to come. The family eventually moved to Massachusetts and Japan before finally settling in New Hampshire where they raised Skip, Darla, Tammy and Kim.
Having married a serviceman who was often gone, much of the household responsibilities and child-rearing fell on Davison. She never complained, but took joy from it. Summer days were spent at “our” beach or White Lake. Winter days were filled with playing board games and making snow cream. One Christmas, she even dressed up as Santa Claus and made an appearance at Kim’s kindergarten.
Davison was a Camp Fire Girls leader and volunteered at an elementary school where she was affectionately called “Ma.” In 1978, she and Grover purchased the Chestnut Hill Market in Rochester, N.H. She made many friends in the six years they owned it. After that, she held positions at A. Lipson Fruit Co., Foster’s Daily Democrat and The Friendship Inn.
When she wasn’t working, she liked to do anything “crafty,” from making Barbie clothes to dried flower wreathes. She loved to bake. Homemade doughnuts or popovers on weekends were not uncommon. Her legendary stuffed hot dogs are a family favorite.
She and Grover loved to travel, whether it was driving cross country or cruising the ocean blue. Washington is the only state she never got to visit. Saturday afternoons were often times spent at the mall – if it was purple and fit, it was coming home with her. She never, ever left the house without lipstick. Her style and elegance were timeless.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Grover “Dave” Davison; three daughters, Darla and husband Jeff Donahue of Newmarket, N.H.; Tammy and husband Bill Whipple of Rochester and Kim Dustin of Nottingham, N.H.; a son, Gaylen Luke of Riverside, Calif.; a sister, Twylla Pfeiffer of Pocatello, Idaho; eight adoring grandchildren, Darla and husband Johnson Lent, Brandon Whipple, Billy Whipple, Hannah Gagnon, Haley Dustin, Kelsey Dustin, Lacey Luke and Cheryl-Ann Luke; and three great-grandchildren, Kyle Linteau, Aleeyah Johnson and Adrian Whipple.
Davison was predeceased in death by her parents, Earl and Hazel Dille Osterhout, brothers, Demar, Dale, Gary, sister, Dorothy George; and great-grandchildren Jade and Avery.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Linda from The Homemakers Health Services. She has been our matriarch’s caregiver, daily companion and friend for eight years. Also, sincere appreciation goes to the staff at Beacon Hospice over the last few months for making a difficult time a little easier to understand.
A celebration of Davison’s life was held Wednesday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider sending a memorial contribution to: Beacon Hospice (BeaconHospice.com); or The Homemakers Health Services (TheHomemakers.org).
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Weldon
Elizabeth Weldon, 84, of LaCenter died Feb. 26, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
She is survived by her husband, Edwin Weldon of LaCenter; a grandson; a great-grandchild and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Farley
Robert Lee “Bob” Farley, 71, of Hobart, Ind., formerly of Crittenden County, died Feb. 26, 2014.
He was born April 30, 1942 in Marion. He worked for the City of Hobart’s street department for 42 years, retiring in 2006. He was a longtime member of the Bible Baptist Church in Portage, Ind., and enjoyed fishing and collecting antiques.
Farley is survived by his wife, Peggy Farley of Hobart; a son, David and wife Carrie Farley of Hobart; three brothers, Jessie Eugene Farley, Kenneth Farley and Billy Peters, all of Kentucky; two sisters, Sandra Fletcher and Debbie Fletcher, both of Kentucky; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Vannest Farley; four sons; four sisters, Elizabeth Jean Sigers, Betty Josephine McClurre, Vallie Mae Vasseur and Bonnie Kay Deckert; and his parents, Jessie and Clara Farley.
Funeral services were Saturday at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with Pastor Don Good officiating. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso, Ind.
Online condolences may be left at ReesFuneralHomes.com.

Ball
Jimmy K. Ball, 74, of Portage, Ind., formerly of Crittenden County, died Feb. 24, 2014, at Saint Mary Medical Center. 
He was born on Sept. 27, 1939, to the late James and Cora Ball.  He was a 48-year resident of Portage. 
Ball retired from Ford Motor Co. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist of South Haven, Ind. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kay Lowe Ball; two daughters, Regina Ball of Portage and Becky and husband James Cubbison of South Haven; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Leon Ball of Texas and Danny Ball of Valparaiso, Ind.; two sisters, Barbara Polk of Valparaiso and Sandra and husband Don Case of Allegan, Mich.; and other family members and friends.
Ball was preceded in death by his parents, James and Cora Ball; and two brothers, Oliver Ball and Kenneth Ball. 
Funeral services were at Emmanuel Baptist Church of South Haven with Rev. John C. Allen officiating. Burial was in Angelcrest Cemetery. 
Rees Funeral Home in Portage was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at ReesFuneralHomes.com.

Garrett
Ada Ruth Garrett, 90, of Louisville, died Feb. 28, 2014.
She was born in Blackford. She was a member of Watkins United Methodist Church.
 Garrett is survived by her children, Lonnie Steve and wife Sherry Garrett, Sue and husband Ken Hohman and Jack and wife Judy Garrett; three brothers, Joe B. Thurmond, Albert “Cotton” Thurmond and James Thurmond; grandchildren, Cyndi, Jeff, Brian, Shannon, Shawna, Jeremy and Ruthie; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death in 1970 by her husband, Lonnie Elmer Garrett; and her parents Joseph Black and Cora Waddell Thurmond.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held at noon today (Thursday) at Rosebud Methodist Church in Sturgis with burial in Rosebud Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. today until the time of service at Rosebud Methodist Church.
 Ratterman Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of out-of-town arrangements. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Garrett's memory may be made to: Rosebud Cemetery Fund, c/o Donna Erickson, 10468 U.S. 60 East, Sturgis, KY 42459; or to Hosparus of Louisville.

Millner
Hazel Millner, 76, of Marion died Feb. 28, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Ray Millner; two sons, Eddie Millner and another son at birth; a brother, Jimmy Long; and her parents, Cleo and Elizabeth Taylor Brown.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Lexington, Tenn.
Visitation is today from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

Simms
Robert Harold Simms, 78, of Providence died March 6, 2014, at his son’s home.
He was a plumber for more than 50 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming.
Simms is survived by four sons, Bobby Simms of Providence, Darrell and wife Kathy Simms of Providence, Terry Simms of Manitou and Billy Simms of Sebree; two daughters, Peggy Rine of Princeton and Doris Simms of Henderson; a brother, Cecil Simms of Providence; a sister, Jewell Jones of Madisonville; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie; a son, Donald Simms; and a daughter, Nancy Hill.
Funeral service were Monday at Jones & Erdman Funeral Home in Providence. Interment was in Oakley Home Cemetery in Hopkins County.

Myers
James “J.D.” Myers, 82, of Marion died March 5, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
He had retired as a consultant in the steel industry and was the owner of Myers Bed and Breakfast in Marion. He was a member of Marion Christian Church, a member of Crittenden Hospital Auxiliary and had served on the Marion Tourism Board.
Myers was very active in community affairs, having played Santa in many Christmas parades and served as grand marshal. He served as bus driver and host for years for the Marion Bobcats baseball team. He transported Amish and was recognized by the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce as an Unsung Hero.
He is survived by his wife, Merle Myers of Marion; a son, Craig and wife Martha Myers of Baytown, Texas; two daughters, Vicki and husband Bubba King of Marion and April and husband Randy Lunsford of Cleveland, Texas; two brothers, Delmar Myers of Portage, Ind., and Wayne Myers of Sullivan; a sister, Hazel Lee Ford of Portage; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Myers was preceded in death by his parents, William Lewis and Hazel Hayes Myers; a daughter, Dotti Wooley; a grandson, Michael Jones; two brothers; and a sister.
A celebration of life service was held Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion.

Buchanan
Coleman David "Skip" Buchanan, 85, of Waverly died March 6, 2014, at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
He was a member of the International Association of Bridge Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 395. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Marion.
Buchanan is survived by his wife, Maxine Buchanan; two daughters, Sherri and husband David Clements of Waverly and Anita and husband Greg Ressett of Dixon; a son, Paul and wife Dena Buchanan of New Roads, La.; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Lee and Rosa Lee Buchanan; two sons, Michael Buchanan and Kenny Buchanan; two brothers, Paul Buchanan and Raymond Buchanan; and a great-grandson.
Funeral services were Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Rev. Gary Murray officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Spring Grove, Ky.

Baird
Billy Wayne Baird, 82, of Marion died March 10 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Baird is survived by two daughters, Carol Belt of Marion and Judy Cosby of Marion; four grandchildren, Kyle Cosby of Marion, Scott Belt of Marion, Abbie Belt of Marion and Josh Cosby of Marion; and a great-grandchild, Landon Belt of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Baird; his parents, Virgil Euell and Effie Marie Baird; a brother; and two sisters.
Services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mexico Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Mexico Baptist Church,175 Mexico Road, Marion, KY 42064; or Mexico Cemetery, 6152 U.S. 641, Marion, KY 42064.

Kitchens
Dewey Wesley Kitchens, 78, of Salem died March 10, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a member at Pinckneyville Baptist Church and a farmer his entire life.
Kitchens is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jessie Lynn Kitchens of Salem; a daughter, Kimberley Kitchens Wring of Salem; a son, Wesley and wife Kerri Hunt Kitchens of Salem; three sisters, Lavada Manion of Louisville, Dorothy Butler of Salem and JoAnne Slayden of Hobart, Ind.; two brothers, W.C. Kitchens of Salem and Jack Kitchens of Salem; six grandchildren, Trent Wring, Gabe Wring, Cannan Wring, Luke Kitchens, Lanette Briggs and Juette Barrow; and two great-grandchildren, Drew and Michael.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Pearl McClure Kitchens; a son, Rusty Kitchens; and a brother, Eugene Kitchens.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bros. Roger Rice, Joel Frizzell and Gerald Cannon officiating. Burial was in Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Pinckneyville Baptist Church, In Memory of Dewey Kitchens, 1009 Pinckneyville Road, Salem, KY 42078; or Gideon Bibles, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Odom
Janie Lucille Hastings Odom, 83, of Dycusburg died March 12, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
Odom is survived by a son, Jim Odom of Benton; three daughters, Margaret Duncan of Grand Rivers, Ann Peek of Dycusburg and Susan Kinnis of Dycusburg; four brothers; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lucille Coon Hastings; her husband, Russell “Hoby” Odom; and a sister. 
Graveside services were Saturday at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements.

Skinner
Jincy Heflin Skinner, 79, of Grand Rivers died March 19, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services.
She is survived by three sons, Walter Skinner of Burna, Troy Skinner of Grandmound, Iowa, and Wallace Skinner of Grand Rivers; two daughters, Eva Aberle of Burna and Flecia Edwards of Stuart, Fla.; two brothers, Jewell Heflin and Billy Heflin of Paducah; a sister, Carolyn Springer of Paducah; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. 
Skinner was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert Heflin and Murriel Harris Heflin Goodwin; her husband Dewey Skinner; a brother; and three sisters.
Funeral services were Monday at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland with the Rev. James Oates officiating. Burial was in Cothron Cemetery in Livingston County.

Mitchell
Edna Ilene Mitchell, 91, of Houston, formerly of Providence, died March 18, 2014, at Colonial Oaks in Houston.
She was born Oct. 1, 1922, in Sturgis.
Mitchell is survived by a son, Dr. Jerry Mitchell of Manhattan, Mont.; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman B. Mitchell; a sister, Agnes Johnson; a brother, Ruby Belt; and her parents, Wallace and Betty Harness Belt.
A memorial service was Wednesday at Jones & Erdman Funeral Home in Providence with entombment at Lakeview Mausoleum in Providence.

Duffy
Jewell Beatrice Dollins Duffy, 84, of Marion died March 19, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was born on Feb. 15, 1930, in the Slocum community of Livingston County. She professed faith in Christ at a young age at Barnett Chapel Church during a revival.
Duffy graduated from Marion High School on May 14, 1948, and married Raymond Duffy 10 days later. The couple had a son, Nobel Glenn Duffy, who lived only six hours, as he was born prematurely.
She worked at Farmers Bank & Trust Co. in Marion from 1949 to 1990 as a secretary to Hollis C. Franklin and H.D. Sullenger. After her retirement, she was a housewife and sometimes tried her hand at writing. She loved farm animals, especially horses. Her great love was for her Lord and Savior and for the church. She taught Sunday school in much of her life.
Duffy is survived by a son, which she and her husband adopted "in their heart" several years ago, Bill and wife Phyllis Reed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Grace Newbell Dollins; her husband, Raymond Duffy; and a son, Nobel.
Funeral services were Friday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Congiardo
Michael Todd Congiardo, 50, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Crittenden County, died March 21, 2014, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Tennessee.
He was born Jan. 25, 1964, in Jackson. He was the band director at Crittenden County High School from 1988 to 1990. At the time of his death, he was serving in that same capacity at Madison Academic Magnet High School in Jackson. During his teaching career, he served as a band director for 23 years.
Congiardo was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Humboldt, Tenn.
He is survived by his mother, Pat Congiardo of Selmer, Tenn.; a brother, Frankie and wife Debra Congiardo of Adamsville, Tenn.; his girlfriend, Wendy Lovett of Murray; as well as many extended family members.
Congiardo was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Frank Congiardo Jr.
Graveside services were held Monday at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Ramer, Tenn.
Shackleford Funeral Directors of Selmer was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Memphis Office, 5583 Murray Road, Suite 110, Memphis TN 38119; or Madison Academic Magnet High School-Band Program, 179 Allen Ave., Jackson TN 38301.

Baker
Ruby M. Baker, 88, of Marion died March 18, 2014, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She is survived by two sons, Glen Baker of High Springs, Fla., and Jeffrey Baker of Pine Bluff, Ark.
Baker was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Carrie Betts; her husband, Oscar Baker; and a daughter, Linda S. Baker.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Lee
Roland E. Lee Jr., 90, of Salem died March 25, 2014, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a member of Pinckneyville Baptist Church and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Lee is survived by two stepsons, Danny Lockhart of Salem and Stan Lockhart of Tennessee; a brother, James Lee of Ledbetter; a stepgrandson, Daniel Lockhart of Salem; a niece; and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Lockhart Lee; a brother, Nolie Lee; and his parents, Roland E. Lee Sr. and Ester Ramage Lee.
Graveside services were Friday at Pinckneyville Cemetery with Rev. Herbert Alexander officiating. Burial with military honors followed.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences and memorial contributions may also be left online at www.BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Shewmaker
Karen K. Shewmaker, 53, of Portage, Ind., died March 25, 2014.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1960, in Salem.
Shewmaker was a member of USWA Local 1066 and worked at U.S. Steel for 23 years. Prior to her service at U.S. Steel, she was an EMS for fire and security.
She is survived by her parents, Arthur L. and Sheila Erwin Shewmaker; a brother, Gary Shewmaker; a sister, Sharon Shewmaker; and several nieces and nephews.
Shewmaker was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Shewmaker.
Funeral services were March 29 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home in Portage with Bro. Bill Barrows officiating. Burial was in Heritage Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.ee-fh.com.

Travis
Joann Barnett Travis, 81, of Fredonia died March 26, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She is survived by her husband, Charles "Loya" Travis of Fredonia; a son, Tony and wife Donnetta Travis of Fredonia; a daughter, Wanda and husband Larry Patterson of Princeton, Ind.; two brothers, Ted Barnett of Michigan and Gerald Barnett of Guthrie; two sisters, Lela Uloth of Michigan and Joyce Rathburn of Arizona; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Travis was preceded in death by her parents, Austin and Nettie Barnett; a brother, Fred Barnett; and three sisters, Lucile Strong, Lamita Combs and Louise Brown.
Funeral services were Friday at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in Caldwell Springs Cemetery
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Matthews
Reba Joyce Matthews, 71, of Smithland, died March 31, 2014, at Christian Care Center of Kuttawa.
She was a member of Mint Springs Baptist Church.
Matthews is survived by three sons, Kenneth Matthews of Oklahoma, Marty Matthews of Burna and John Matthews of San Antonio; a daughter, LaDonna Clark of Smithland; six sisters, Edna Pence, Helen Clemens, Margie Duvall, Imogene Harrison, Gail Spencer and Sue Clark; three brothers, Charles Rainey, Paul Rainey and Holmes Rainey; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie D. Matthews; a sister; and her parents, Millard and Isabell Pence Rainey.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Leeper Cemetery in Tiline.
Arrangements are under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

APRIL 2014

Coffer
Sherman "Wendell" Coffer, 85, of Marion died April 6, 2014, at his home.
He was the active owner of Marion True Value and a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Coffer is survived by his wife of 69 years, LouElla Coffer; a daughter, Connie and husband Don Gabehart of Smithland; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Etna Coffer.
Funeral services were
Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Paradise Cemetery in Smithland.

Dunbar
Loyce Dunbar, 81, of Providence died April 14, 2014, at Baptist Health Madisonville.
She was a 1950 graduate of Providence High School and a member of Pleasant Valley Church. She assisted 35 years in ministry with her husband.
Dunbar is survived by her husband of 61 years, James Dunbar; two daughters, Debra and husband John Snyder of Kokomo, Ind., and Rhonda and husband Kenny Smith of Noblesville, Ind.; a sister, Doris Vaughn of Providence; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Jones & Erdman Funeral Home in Providence. Interment will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home.

Jackson
Kenneth Alan Jackson, 56, of Greenbrier, Tenn., died April 12, 2014, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Jackson is survived by his mother, CarmaLee Chandler of Princeton; and a brother, Michael Brent Jackson of Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Ray J. Jackson.
Graveside services were Tuesday at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton, Ky., with Rex Powell officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton.
Morrow Funeral Home in LaCenter was in charge of arrangements.

Curnel
Cosetta Faye Curnel, 72, of Marion, died April 14, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. 
She was a member of North Livingston Baptist Church, attended Old Salem Baptist Church and was a member of Eastern Star and Burna American Legion Post 176.
Curnel is survived by her husband, James Curnel of Marion; a daughter, Carolyn Denise and husband Roy Brown of Burna; three sons, James Kirk and wife Kelly Curnel of Salem, Kevin Douglas and wife Deniece Curnel of Marion and Darian Kent and wife Mandy Curnel of Marion; two brothers, Billy Kirk of Marion and Ronald Melvin "Buddy" Kirk of Marion; a sister, Sue Wring of Marion; and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Green and Zula Kirk.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Salem Cemetery. 
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003.

Collins
Allie Jean Collins, 86, of Providence died April 8, 2014, at Crittenden County Health & Rehab in Marion.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Collins; here parents, Henry and Ethel Powell; three half-sisters, Kathrine Powell, Ruby Hilliard and Mary Terry; and two half-brothers, Otto Kemp and Hommer Ray Kemp.
Funeral services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Repton Cemetery.

Croft
Jimmie Rudolph Croft, 83, of Salem, died April 13, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Croft was a Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Army; a member of Carrsville Masonic Lodge; and attended Ditney General Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Mike Croft of Lola and Marsha Hosick of Salem and Terry and wife Becky Croft of Salem; a brother, Randolph Croft of Salem; and a sister, Mary Katherine Elliott of Madisonville; five grandchildren, Rachel and husband Chris Guess of Salem, Jonathan Croft of Salem, Brandon Croft of Ledbetter, JoAnna Croft of Salem and Lucas Croft of Ledbetter; and a great-grandchild, Devin Guess of Salem.
Croft was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Croft; and his parents, Lloyd and Reba Watson Croft.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Revs. Kenneth Watson, Jarry Merritt and David Davis officiating. Entombment was in Salem Cemetery.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Patmor
Martha Helen Patmor, 86, of Marion died April 10, 2014, at Crittenden County Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion. 
She had retired from J.C. Penney and was a member of Marion Baptist Church and the Crittenden County Extension Homemakers Crooked Creek Club.
Patmor is survived by her husband of 53 years, James Willard Patmor of Marion; brothers, Kelly Vaughan of Fort Worth, Texas, and Gavin Vaughan of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Eva Guess Vaughan; five sisters; and three brothers.
Funeral services were Monday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Heady
Katie Catherine Heady, 76, of Blackford died April 10, 2014, at her home.
She was a longtime member of Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Blackford.
Heady is survived by her husband of 57 years, Marshall Heady; two daughters, Tammy Rich of Uniontown and Vicky Pritchett of Clay; two sons, Mark Heady of Blackford and Richard Heady of Clay; a sister, Virginia Shields of Marion; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Sunday at Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Bro. James Fulton officiating. Burial was in Blackford Cemetery.
Vanover Funeral Home in Clay is was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Hospice, 2410 S. Green St., Henderson, KY 42420.

Antrim
Gwendolyn D. Antrim, 94, of Marion died April 14, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Brownstown, Ind.
Antrim is survived by five children and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Antrim; and her parents, William and Edith King Borders.

Johnson
Margery Bell Johnson, 86, of Salem went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of April 21, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She loved people and never met a stranger. She use to love to drive the back roads and look at the scenery, as well as go out to eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken or Cracker Barrel.
Johnson was also a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church. She loved her church and church family very much.
She is survived by two sons, Brad Hamilton of Salem and Tony Slayton of Marion; a brother, Charles Beard of Marion; three grandchildren, Ty and wife Nicole Slayton, Shawn Slayton and Scott and wife Hollie McKinney; and four great-grandchildren, Audrie, Cade, Devon and Clint.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvan Johnson; a daughter, Teresa Slayton McKinney; a brother, Floyd Beard; and her parents, Isac Ray and Allie Mae Belt Beard
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Marty Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Deer Creek Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors.
Condolence may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Manley
Bobby "Dean" Manley, 77, of Hawthorne, Fla., died April 26, 2014, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla. 
He was born in Marion on May 4, 1936. He had worked for Potter & Brumfield, a division of AMF Whitley, in Marion for 15 years.  He moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1970 and was a general contractor building custom homes in the Tampa area for 25 years.
Manley is survived by his wife of 42 years, Chris Manley; two sons, Stuart Allen Manley of Dunedin, Fla., and Brandon Dean Manley of Keystone Heights, Fla.; two daughters Julie Beth Mellecker of Arvada, Colo., and Caragon Manley Turner of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandsons, Matthew Christopher Mellecker and William Ryan Turner; two granddaughters, Jill Fielding Mellecker and Hadley Grace Turner; and a brother, Ben Manley of Maryville, Tenn. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie W. and Selma Brantley Manley.
A celebration of his life was held Wednesday in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel in Keystone Heights with Rev. Alan Cook officiating. The family will have the burial at a later date.

Williams
Tressa K. Waddell Williams, 65, of Providence, formerly of Sturgis, died April 25, 2014, at her residence. 
She was a homemaker and enjoyed camping. 
Williams is survived by her companion of 20 years, Harold Elkins of Bose; two daughters, Melody and husband Mark Howard of Watervalley, Ky., and Penny and husband Richard Lovell of Clay; two sons, Jeff and wife Joyce Williams of Gadsden, Ala., and Robbie Williams of Benton; two brothers, Jimmy and wife Mae Waddell of Providence and Larry and wife Rhondalyn Waddell of Elizabethtown; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Delmer and Josephine Waddell.
Funeral services were Sunday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. A.G. Winters officiating. Burial was in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Riley
Tommy Allen Riley, 62, of Marion died April 26, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was a truck driver and member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
Riley is survived by his wife, Rydell Riley of Marion; a son, Jeff and wife Heather Riley of Princeton; daughters, Dana Riley and companion Trevor Burke of Princeton and Kayla Riley of Bowling Green; a stepson, Lane and wife Nikki Wilferth of Rupert, Idaho; four stepdaughters, Tiffani and husband Dexter Biethen of Cody, Wyo., Katie and husband Andy Graham of Hibbing, Minn., Tawnya and husband Weston Ridgewell of Duluth, Minn.; and Haley Wilferth of Rupert; his mother, Idabelle Blackburn Riley of Marion; a brother, Ronnie Riley of Marion; four sisters, Sue Gobin of Providence, Cheryle Land of Marion, Peggy Reed of Princeton and Connie Thomas of Princeton; 17 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Owen Riley.
Funeral services were Monday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Rowland Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove Baptist Church.

Bradford
Eula Bradford, 96, of Marion died April 22, 2014, at Crittenden County Health & Rehabilitation in Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Bradford; and her parents, John and Minnie Miles.
Graveside services were Friday at Lewis Cemetery with Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion in charge of services.


Hunt
Phyllis Driskill Hunt, 94, of Marion died April 30, 2014, at her home.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Hunt was preceded in death by her two husbands, Tom Guess and Oliver Hunt; an infant child; a brother, Kelcy Driskill; and a sister, Delores Pace.
Funeral services were Sunday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Mike Grimes officiating. Burial was in Paradise Cemetery.
Condolence may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Belt
Mark Belt Sr., 41, of Paducah died April 30, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Belt; his parents, Billy Belt and Ladonna Johnson; two sons, William Belt and Mark Belt Sr.; four sisters, Brenda Jackson, Terry Rudd, Darlene Freeman and Sara Belt; and four brothers, Ron Harris, Eric Davis, Darren Davis and Stephen Ornduff.
There will be no services.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Condolence may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.


MAY 2014

Tabor

Rodney Bruce Tabor, 60, of Marissa, Ill., a native of Crittenden County, died May 3, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill.

He was born July 5, 1953, in Marion. He was a retired coal miner and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Gerlach Tabor; two daughters, Talesha and husband Chris Brooks of Sparta, Ill., and Jennifer and husband Scott Brown of Smithton, Ill.; two sons, Jarrett and wife Amanda Tabor of Steeleville, Ill., and Logan Tabor of Marissa; three brothers, Dennis and wife Norma Tabor of Ridgely, Tenn., Randy and wife Ashley Tabor of Baker, La., and Robert Milliken of Marion; five sisters, Doris and husband Mike Vance of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Joyce Hagelin of Marion, Earlene Brown of Princeton, Pat and husband Larry Workman of Dry Ridge, Ky., and Lori and husband Richard Young of Clay City, Ill.; and seven grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Sally Milliken Tabor; and two brothers.

Funeral services were Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Marissa. Memorial services will be held at noon Saturday at the Seven Springs Baptist Church in Marion.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marrissa was in charge of arrangements.

Phillips
Gerald Hayes "Butch" Phillips, 62, of Marion died May 1, 2014, at his home.  
He was a founding member of the Tolu Fire Department.
Phillips is survived by his former wife, Mary Phillips of Marion; two sons, Christopher Phillips of Marion and Timmy Phillips of Marion; a daughter, Tammy Tinsley of Marion; seven brothers, Joe Phillips of White Pine, Tenn., Terry Phillips of Dandridge, Tenn., Charles Phillips of Gulf Port, Miss., Robert Phillips of Talbott, Tenn., Carl Phillips of Jefferson City, Tenn., Danny Phillips Sr. of Hot Springs, N.C. and Daryl Phillips of Dandridge; a sister, Carolyn Burris of Jefferson City; six grandchildren; and a special friend, Pam Brindley of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayes Junior and Elsie Marie Phillips.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Whites Chapel Cemetery.

Knott
Sister Mary Louise Knott, 84, an Ursuline Sister of Mount St. Joseph, died May 3, 2014, at Mount St. Joseph. 
She was a parish minister at St. William Parish in Marion from 1995 to 1998. She ministered elsewhere in the Archdiocese of Louisville, Missouri and Nebraska. She was a native of Browns Valley.
Knott is survived by five sisters, Alma Gaw of Owensboro, Roberta Knott of Owensboro, Dottie Elder of Owensboro, Rosita Libs of Evansville, Ind., and Kathleen Boldrick of Santa Maria, Calif.; three brothers, Martin Knott of Owensboro, Walter Knott of Owensboro and Paul Knott of Miamisburg, Ohio; nieces; and nephews.
Funeral Mass was Wednesday at Mount St. Joseph.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro is in charge of arrangements.
Gifts in memory of Sister Mary Louise may take the form of donations to: Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

Hobbs
Michael D. "Mike" Hobbs, 64, of Marion died May 2, 2014, in Marion.  
He was of the General Baptist faith. 
Hobbs is survived by is his wife, Dorothy Hobbs of Marion; a daughter, Melinda Hunt of Marion; a grandson, Jacob Hunt of Marion; extended family, Micheal Travis, Kaylin Travis and Paige Winternheimer, all of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Hobbs.
Funeral services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.


Dixon

Oma Lee Dixon, 97, formerly of Marion, died May 11, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Jeff Dixon, Scott Macdonald and Shannon Nazworth.
Dixon was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Crawford Dixon; her parents, Fred and Murtie Mae Watson; two children, Bill Dixon and Judith Dixon; and a great-grandchild, Tony Dixon.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. 
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Shaw
Ryley Aiden Shaw, the infant son of Caitlin Tucker and Justin Shaw, died May 8, 2014, at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on April 2, 2014.
In addition to his parents, Shaw is survived by his maternal grandparents, Lisa and David Tucker of Marion; a maternal great-grandfather, Dallas Tucker of Albia, Iowa; a paternal aunt, Nicole Shaw of Marion; a paternal uncle, Jordan Shaw of Marion; and maternal uncles, Benny Tucker of Marion and Alex Tucker of Marion.
Graveside services were Tuesday at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion with Rev. Wayne Garvey officiating.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Garnett
Bill Garnett, 79, of West Lafayette, Ind., formerly of Crittenden County, died May 10, 2014, at his home.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1934, in the Mexico community of Crittenden County. 
Garnett was a metallurgist at U.S. Steel for 34 years before retiring. After retirement, he and his wife, Jetta, owned and operated Parkersburg Pool and Patio in Parkersburg, W.Va.
He is survived by a son, Robert and wife Barb Garnett of Laurel, Md.; a daughter, Lisa Garnett Livesay of West Lafayette; five grandchildren; Ashley Nicole and husband Derric Stull of Atlanta, Kathryn Elizabeth Garnett of Laurel, Md., Lauren Elizabeth Garnett of Indianapolis, Chase Andrew Livesay of Jupiter, Fla., and Abby Jo Livesay of Bloomington, Ind; and a brother, Allen Garnett of Lowell, Ind.
Garnett was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Jetta Fritts Garnett; a sister, Juanita Leavell; and his parents, Ruth Davis and David Garnett.
Services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. Masonic rites were given.

McKinney
Joel Dean McKinney, 83, of Marion died May 16, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.  
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
McKinney is survived by her daughters, Sarah Gipson of Marion and Brenda Dodd of Marion; four sons, Don Beverly of Beaver Dam, Joe Beverly of Nashville, Tenn., Tom Beverly of Grand Rivers and Delbert McKinney of Marion; a brother, Bud Allen of Marion; and a half-sister, Barbara Allen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Sarah Ethel Allen, and two sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church with interment in Mexico Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Clark
Retha Bell Clark, 76, of Fyffe, Ala., formerly of Marion, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of May 11, 2014, at Shepherds Cove Hospice in Albertville, Ala.
She was a member of Glendale General Baptist Church.
Clark is survived by a son, Russell and wife Pam Froedge of Fyffe; two daughters, Shelley and husband Bill Lambert of Sharpsburg, Ga., and Eunice and husband Kenny Kimsey of Marion; three sisters, Lois Jean Balsmeier of Chicago, Martha Faye Kajdzik of Seattle and Alice Marie Warren of Seattle; a brother, Donald Ray Vandiver of Bushnell, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Jennie Lambert, David Johnston and Hunter Lambert.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Clark; three brothers; and her parents, Ray and Alma Taylor Vandiver.
Funeral services were Sunday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Tony Alexander officiating. Burial was in Deer Creek Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Croft
Lloyd Randolph Croft, 87, of Salem died May 16, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was a member of Ditney Baptist Church.
Croft was a  32nd degree Master Mason of the Carrsville Masonic Lodge No. 812 and of the  Salem Lodge No. 81. He was also a Shriner.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Croft of Salem; four daughters, Randa and husband Roger Simpson of Marion, ShaRion and husband Greg Pheral of Salem, Denice and husband Rick Goode of Kevil and Linda and husband Hank Redmon of Vine Grove, Ky.; a sister, Mary Katherine Elliott of Madisonville; a stepson, Charles and wife Peggy Brame; eight grandchildren, Tracy Beeson, Kelly and husband Tim Cecil, Joe and wife Melissa Redmon, Angel and husband Brad Richards, Denver and wife Gina Smith, Matt and wife Jana Smith, Jesse Redmon and Becky Redmon; 19 great-grandchildren;  two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Croft; and his parents, Jerry Lloyd and Reba Watson Croft.
Funeral services were Monday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Davis David officiating. Burial was in Lola Cemetery in Livingston County.
Memorial contributions may be made to: West Kentucky Association of General Baptists, 813 Terrace Drive, Marion, KY  42064.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Downs
Gladys Jean McDonald Downs, 78, of Smithland died May 17, 2014. 
She is survived by three sons, Billy Downs of Smithland, John T. Downs of Smithland and Kenny Downs of Marion; three daughters, Linda Lasher of Jeffersonville, Ind., Beverly Shaffer of Smithland and Sherri Hopkins of Paducah; eight grandchildren, Chasity Ray, Christi Hille, Megan Liagre, Andrea Conkright, Kina Downs, Erin Lasher, Lindsey Hopkins and Dylan Downs; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Thomas Ethridge Downs of Smithland; a brother, Wilford McDonald; and her parents, Rual McDonald and Madge Crawford McDonald.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland with burial in Smithland Cemetery. 
Online condolences can be made at www.SmithFC.com

Doom
Deloris Butler Doom, 69, of Lumpkin, Ga., formerly of Crittenden County, died May 15, 2014.
She was born June 23, 1944, in Crittenden County.
Doom is survived by her husband, Robert Doom of Lumpkin; a son, Eddie and wife Misty Nichols of Georgia; two sisters, Clement King of Marion and Martha White of Providence; and five grandchildren, all of Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Cara Ryan Butler; two sisters; and five brothers.
Burial will be at a later date in Love Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Cowan
Judith M. Cowan, 90, of Marion died May 13 at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou and husband Chip Sizemore of Marion; a son, Harry Lee and wife Joan Cowan of Sturgis; three grandchildren, Rob and wife Tona Hosman of Marion, Chuck and wife Linda Barron of Marion and Jennifer and husband Tom Byerley of Brownsburg, Ind.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Cowan was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Melba Cowan; her parents, Walter and Lucinda Powell; a granddaughter, Brandy House; and a grandson, Jayson Cowan.
Funeral services were May 16 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Bro. Geoffrey Diebler officiating. Burial was in Pythian Ridge Cemetery.

Williamson
Mildred T. Williamson, 91, of Ashland, Ala., formerly of Crittenden County, died May 23, 2014, at the Clay County Hospital in Ashland.
She was born in Crittenden County and then moved to Indiana in 1957. In 1990, she relocated to Clay County.
Williamson was a homemaker. She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Lineville, Ala.
She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Huddleston of Ashland and Louise and husband Cleave Bryant of Ashland; three sons: Billy and wife Betty Williamson of Salem, David and wife Martie Williamson of San Marcos, Calif., and Larry Williamson of Ashland; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Williamson was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Travis and Vera May Rolston Travis; her husband of 64 years, Eugene Williamson; two sons, Ronnie Williamson and Gilbert Williamson; and four brothers, Haskell Travis, Howard Travis, Randolph Travis and Harrell Travis. 
Funeral services were Monday at Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland with Rev. Raymond Long officiating. Burial was in the Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Shouse
Harry L. Shouse, 94, of Willoughby, Ohio, formerly of Livingston County, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Manor Care Health Services in Willoughby.
Born Sept. 15, 1919, in Lola, Shouse had lived in Willoughby since 1971.
He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He was employed by the former Conrail Railroad in the Collinwood Yards for 43 years, having retired in 1982.
He is survived by three grandchildren, Paula and husband Steve Pinkerman of Euclid, Ohio,  Vicki and husband Mike Chepelsky of Painesville Township, Ohio, and David Brown Jr. of Ashtabula, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Lucas Chepelsky and Elise Chepelsky.
Shouse was preceded in death by his daughter, Maryanne Brown; his parents, Amon and Gracie Manhart Shouse; and a brother, Louis Shouse.  
Graveside services were Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Jenkins
David Donan "Bulldog" Jenkins, 80, of Sturgis died May 23, 2014, at Shemwell Healthcare in Providence. 
Retired Capt. Jenkins and his late wife, Georgia, known to everyone as “Miss Jo,” had dedicated their entire adult lives to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. More specifically, they dedicated their lives to the officers of Kentucky who were their family and to the natural resources of this great state. Their hard work and sacrifices enabled them to give gifts that will span many lifetimes. 
Four different scholarship funds have been established in their name, funded by their own money and provided to the Kentucky Conservation Officers Association, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Employees, Union County High School and Crittenden County High School.
Jenkins was born in Union County on Feb. 17, 1934. He graduated from Morganfield High School in 1952, served two hitches in the U.S. Army and was hired as a game warden with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in 1958. He retired from the Department in 1997 as captain of the 2nd Wildlife Region. In 1964 and 1965, he was recognized as the Kentucky Officer of the Year. 
He was member of the Cat Alley Quail Club.
Articles pertaining to some of Jenkins' exploits have appeared in the September 1977 issue of Readers Digest, Kentucky Game and Fish magazine and three chapters from the book “Halt, I’m a Federal Game Warden,” which covered some of the stories relating to his career. 
The first called meeting for an officers association was made by Jenkins in 1967 in Elizabethtown. Soon afterward, he was sent to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to ponder the wisdom of such a meeting. The next called meeting was 21 years later in 1988 and the Kentucky Conservation Officers Association was formed. Jenkins was a charter member and avid supporter of KCOA.
Georgia “Miss Jo” Travis Jenkins was born in Crittenden County on Sept. 22, 1934, and was residing in Sturgis at the time of her death on Feb. 15, 2003. She attended Marion High School and graduated in 1952. 
She was a career employee with the Selective Service and the Corps of Engineers. She ran the day-to-day family business and took care of her husband and 16 game wardens. She was an associate member of KCOA and staunch supporter of all the officers in the state.
Mr. Jenkins is survived by a sister, Mildred Phillips of Michigan; nieces; and nephews.
Besides his wife, Jenkins was preceded in death by his brothers, sisters and his parents, Charles Henry and Harpie Derea Jenkins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Bro. Daniel Askew will officiate. Burial will be in Boxville Odd Fellows Cemetery with honors by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officers. 
Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Memorial contribution can be made to: Kentucky Conservation Officers Association, 251 Burns Road, Auburn, KY 42206.


Davenport
Chris Davenport of Marion died May 13, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She was a retired forensic nurse for the State of Illinois.
Davenport was an animal rights activist, working with various shelters. She was a member of the ASPCA, PETA, the Audubon Society and various animal charities.
She is survived by a son, John Davenport of Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia and husband Mike Hebert of the Chicago suburbs; two brothers; Phillip Eller of Vermont and John Eller of Kansas City, Mo; a sister, M.A. MacCombie of Kirksville, Mo.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Davenport was preceded in death by her husband, Vecil Davenport.
A private burial was held in Crayne Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Hillyard
Ada Mae Hillyard, 88, of Marion died May 31, 2014, at Salem Springlake Care Center.
She was a homemaker and had retired from Potter & Brumfield after 31 years. She was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Hillyard is survived by her son, Bill Hillyard of Marion; a sister, Lucille Roberts of Marion; and a brother, Marvin Roberts of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clifton Hillyard; her parents, Walter and Iva Lamb Roberts; and two brothers, Glenn Roberts and Bruce Roberts.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ray Latham and Sister Terra Sisco officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crittenden County Relay for Life.


Jones
Brian Wayne Jones, 34, of Norfolk, Va., a native of Salem, died in the line of duty May 31, 2014, while serving the City of Norfolk as a police officer.
He was born Aug. 19, 1979, in Salem. He attended Potters House Church in Norfolk.
Jones served in the U.S. Navy for eight years. He served with the Norfolk Police Department for the last five years.
He is survived by his wife, Rebekah Jones of Norfolk; two sons, Bryson Daniel Jones, 8, and Kyler Austin Jones, 3, both of Norfolk; a daughter, Mariah Brooke Jones, 6, of Norfolk; his parents, Gary and Charlotte Jones of Salem; a brother, Daniel Arthur Jones of Clarksville, Tenn.; a niece; and two nephews.
Jones was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Matthew Jones.
A celebration of Jones’ life will be today (Thursday) at The Rock Church in Virginia Beach, Va. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk with police and military honors.
Altmeyer Funeral Home in Virginia Beach is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to: The Family of Officer Brian Jones, c/o Norfolk Police Department, 100 Brooke Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510. 

Harness
Theresa Harness, 58, of Morganfield died May 31, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.  
She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. She had been a registered nurse for 39 years.
Harness is survived by her parents, Rev. John and Suzie Shirey of Sturgis; three sons, John and wife Shannon Sheridan of Dixon, Ben and wife Ashley Harness of Henderson and Jodie Harness of Evansville, Ind.; a daughter, Michaela and husband Lt. Commander Mark Boaz of Hampton, Va.; two brothers, Phil Shirey of Dripping Springs, Texas, and Lt. Col. Joey Shirey of Rapid City, S.D.; six grandchildren; and a caregiver, Michael Sheridan.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Victor Hassel officiating. Burial was in Pythian Ridge Cemetery.  
Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony's Hospice.


JUNE 2014

Loveless
Dewey Edward Loveless, 53, of Salem died June 1, 2014, at his home.
He attended Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a member of Salem Masonic Lodge No. 81. He loved God and his family.  He also enjoyed turkey and deer hunting, playing cards and spending time with his beloved dog Lucy.
Loveless is survived by his wife, Connie Loveless; a son, Dewey Justin Tate Loveless of Salem; a daughter, Ashley and husband Eric Wring of Salem; two stepdaughters, Heather and husband Tom Largent of Lone Oak and Stacey and husband Kevin Myers of Benton; his mother, Nerva Loveless of Salem; a brother, David Lynn and wife Valerie Loveless of Salem; five grandchildren, Lauren Wring, Logan Wring, Michael Largent, Lakyn Largent and Graclyn Largent; three nieces, Anessia Nicole Loveless Griffin, Heather Beth Loveless and Ashley Plaugher; two nephews, David Andrew Loveless and Johnathan Martin; and a great-niece, Alexandra Loveless.
He was preceded in death by his father, William David Loveless.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Revs. Troy Newcomb and Tim Fouts officiating. Burial will follow in Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Porter
William David Porter, 71, of Marion, formerly of Benton, Mo., entered the Kingdom of Heaven June 2, 2014. He died at his home.
He was born March 2, 1943, in Benton. He graduated from Thomas W. Kelly High School, and as a youth, was very active in the Benton Methodist Church. During these years, he was fortunate to establish liflong friendships. After graduating from Gradwell Medical School of technology in St. Louis, his lifelong career was in the medical field.
Porter’s favorite pasttime was fishing, and with this passion he organized many fishing tournaments to benefit St. Jude’s Children Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. His love for life, family and friends will be forever remembered.
The family greatly appreciates the prayer and care support of friends and health professionals.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Debbie Porter; a son, Shannon and wife Marilyn Porter of Salem; a grandson, Devin Porter; a sister, Peggy and husband Jim James; an uncle, Ben M. and his wife Edith Adams; and cousins, Dick Porter and Julia Woodfin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Hess and Margaret Ann Adams Porter; his grandparents, Ben F. and Norma Adams and W.C. and Floy Porter Sr.; a great-aunt, Loena Tirmenstien; an uncle, W.C. and Etta Porter Jr.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Marion Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Jones officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Dunaway
Bill R. Dunaway, 79, died June 5, 2014, at his home in Ocoee, Fla., surrounded by his family. 
He was born in Richmond, Ky., the only child of William and Opal Dunaway. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in accounting and business administration. 
From the time he was a young boy, he loved to count things. He spent 17 years of his professional career at Weather
King, an air-conditioning manufacturer, designing, implementing and perfecting all financial processes of the company. He loved the role he played there and never considered it work. 
In 1998, Dunaway retired, and a few months later, his second grandson was born. He was never busier. He babysat and picked Sam and Michael up from school daily from that point on. 
If he hadn't been an accountant, he might have been a farmer. He loved growing things and tractor work. He had citrus trees and a garden every year. 
Dunaway's priority was always his family and providing for them. 
He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Charlotte Ramage Dunaway, a beautiful girl from Kentucky he met in Orlando; their three children, William Brian Dunaway, Scarlett and husband Randall Root, Kristi and husband Corey Tilton; and three grandchildren, Samuel Root, Michael Root and Madeleine Tilton. 
He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was in Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Fritts
Timothy Mark Fritts, 51, of Cottage Hills, Ill., a native of Marion, died June 3, 2014, at his residence.  
He was born Nov. 18, 1962, in Marion.
Fritts is survived by three daughters, Emily Fritts, Kaylee Fritts and Madison Fritts, all of Cottage Hills; his former wife, Mary Aufmuth Fritts of Cottage Hills; three brothers, Steven and wife Mary Lee Fritts of McKinney, Texas, Paul and wife Sharon Fritts of Madison, Ala., and Glenn and wife Aleisha Fritts of Murray; a sister, Tracy Sirls of Madison; his stepmother, Margaret Fritts of Murray; and nine nieces and nephews: Elizabeth Fritts, John Fritts, Paul Fritts, Anna Fritts, Kathleen Fritts, Emma Fritts, Allie Fritts, Jacob Fritts and Chandler Sirls. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Kathleen Young Fritts; and his stepfather, Forest Tongate.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Bethalto, Ill.   
Kalmer Memorial Services in Lebanon, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.


Glenn
Norris Slaton Glenn, 85, of Salem died at 9:20 a.m. June 15, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He grew up in Cadiz. 
As a young boy, Glenn encountered a pharmacist in a drug store and decided right then to pursue pharmacy as his profession. He joined the Army and spent two years in Korea. The G.I. Bill enabled him to attend pharmacy school and graduate from the University of Kentucky. 
During a spontaneous trip to visit an Army buddy in Aberdeen, Ohio, Norris met, fell in love and married his beloved wife of 58 years, Ilene Glenn. 
After graduating, Glenn and his wife moved to Salem, where they started their family and established his pharmacy businesses. Glenn owned and operated Glenn Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Glenn's Prescription Center in Salem, as well as Glenn's Apothecary in Marion. 
Glenn was passionate about his work and served the communities for 60 years. He loved to counsel and help people with their health and medicine. He enjoyed mentoring the young people who worked for him at the drug stores, many of whom went on to achieve successful careers. 
He loved people, and he frequently stepped in to help those in need.
Glenn was a Boy Scout leader and led numerous camping and hiking trips. Other hobbies included fishing trips and listening to gospel quartet music. He loved playing basketball and built a lighted basketball court in his back yard. There were many night games attended by boys and men from all around the area. 
Most of all, he loved gatherings when his entire family was around him, especially when there was homemade ice cream involved and the grandchildren busy playing in his back yard. He was so very loved, adored and admired by his entire family. 
Glenn was also a Sunday school teacher, a deacon at Salem Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a devout Christian who loved studying the Bible and teaching others. He was very involved with his church up to the time of his death. Through his charity and love for people, his life reflected the love of Christ. 
He is survived by a son, Steve and wife Linda Glenn of Calvert City; a daughter, Sharon and husband Jeff DeRossette of Fort Thomas, Ky.; a brother, James Glenn of Marion; a sister, Margaret Guess of Cadiz; five grandchildren, Chris and wife Kendra Glenn of Benton, Ginny and husband Chris Utley of Springhill, Tenn., Sara and husband Chris Andrus of Paducah, Lauren DeRossette of Atlanta and Zachary DeRossette of San Francisco; two step-granddaughters, Kristen Brooks of Calvert City and Kaitlyn Brooks of Calvert City; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilene Glenn; and his parents, Jamie and Jastine Humphries Glenn.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Chuck Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. 
Visitation was after 5 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem and will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour today at Salem Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Salem Baptist Church, 100 N. Hayden Ave., Salem, KY  42078. 
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.


Mitchell
William E. "Bill" Mitchell, 78, a native of Crittenden County, died June 11, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio, of natural causes. 
He graduated from Marion High School in 1953. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korean War. He then attended Murray State University and graduated in 1962. After college, he worked for the federal government as a federal bank examiner until retirement at the age of 55.
Mitchell is survived by his wife, Denna Mitchell of Cincinnati; and a sister, Bettie Garcia of Clarksville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Kate Mitchell; three brothers, Robert Mitchell of Marion, James Mitchell of Marion and Carl Mitchell of Marion; and a sister, Lois Sullenger of Marion.
He will be buried at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Covington, Ky.


Wheeler
Floyd Moore “Rip” Wheeler, 89, of Marion died June 13, 2014, at his home.
He had retired as the First District Regional Director of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. He was a member of the Bigham Lodge F&AM No. 256. He played semi-pro baseball in Fredonia from 1940 to 1942 and was a World War II Army veteran, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann King Wheeler of Marion; two sons, Floyd Clark Wheeler II of Hopkinsville and Robert Michael Wheeler of Marion; three daughters, Rebecca Lewzader Duda of Gilbertsville; Patti Lou Peek of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Tiffany Elizabeth Stewart of Marion; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Wheeler was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd C. and Roberta Moore Wheeler; and a brother, Robert M. Wheeler.
Funeral services were private and were under the direction of Myers Funeral Home of Marion. 


Travis
William “Sonny” Travis, 70, of Providence died June 15, 2014, at his home.
He was a retired carpenter, member of Maranatha Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Travis is survived by his wife, Martha Travis of Providence; two sons, Jeff Travis of Marion and Ray Derrington of Sturgis; three daughters, Sue Clevenger of Providence; Donna Hanor of Providence and Cheryl Williams of Florida; two stepsons, Ricky Sisco of Providence and John Sisco of Draffenville; two stepdaughters, Martha Emery of Cabool, Mo., and Jeannie Thomason of Providence; a brother, James Travis of Providence; three sisters, Mary Wyatt of Madisonville, Martha Jameson of Providence and Betty Atkins of Providence; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Laura Tosh Travis, along with a brother and a sister.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in the Green Grove Cemetery in Webster County.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Lourdes Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002. 

Brandenburgh
Judith Ann Cook Brandenburgh, of Lexington, formerly of Marion, died June 13, 2014, at home.
She was born in Fort Benning, Ga. She graduated from Georgetown High School and the University of Kentucky. She was a member of Apostles Anglican Church, Chi Omega Sorority, Junior League of Lexington and P.E.O., Chapter C. 
Brandenburgh is survived by her husband, Kenneth Elwood Brandenburgh of Lexington; two daughters, Jennifer Brandenburgh Smith of Wilmington, N.C., and Elizabeth Brandenburgh and husband Trefor Thomas of Lexington; two sisters, Jayne Cook Perkins of Frankfort and Jeana Cook and husband Robin Oldham of Georgetown; two brothers, William Bennett and wife Marilyn Cook of Winchester and Robert Lee and wife Beth Cook of Tega Cay, S.C.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Leroy and Anna Mae Bevins Cook; and a brother, Jack Leroy Cook.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Apostles Anglican Church in Lexington with Rev. Martin Gornik officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. 
Memorial gifts may be made to the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Ovarian Cancer Screening Research Program, 800 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40536; or Apostles Anglican Church Altar Guild, 200 Colony Blvd., Lexington, KY 40502. 
Milward Funeral Directors in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence
Carline Lawrence, 87, of Smithland died June 13, 2014, at Calvert City Convalescent Center.
She taught at several one-room schools as well as Carrsville Elementary School. She was a member of Hampton United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a very dedicated member of the Livingston County Homemakers and received her 50-year membership award. She also served on the Livingston County 4-H council for many years.  
Lawrence loved farming with her husband, gardening, teaching and people. She always looked for the good in everyone and never met a stranger.
She is survived by a daughter, Janice Lawrence of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Michael and wife Teresa Lawrence of Smithland; three grandchildren, Casey Heald of Paducah, Alyssa Peel of Tiline and Emily Peel of Tiline; a brother, Owen Hurley of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
Lawrence was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Lawrence; a sister, Mildred Thompson; two brothers, Devonous Hurley and Troy Hurley; and her parents, Henry and Vina Hurley.
Funeral services were Sunday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with burial in Bethel Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDiretcors.com

Steele-Cook
Elizabeth Elaine “Beth” Steele-Cook, 54, of New Castle, Ind., died June 11, 2014, at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. 
She was born Sept. 16, 1959, in Evansville, Ind.
Steele-Cook was employed at Hillcroft Services in New Castle for many years and had also been employed at Top Hat 2 and Anytime Fitness. She participated in Special Olympics and was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church in Marion and New Castle Moose Lodge. She enjoyed bowling, cleaning, reading, working jigsaw puzzles, playing pool and spending time with her friends.
She is survived by her husband, Trea Cook of New Castle; a brother, Keith and wife Caryn Steele of Marion; two sisters, JoAnne Steele of Greenfield and Carolyn Parker of Fort Collins, Colo.; an aunt, Marilyn and husband Todd Iddings of Marion; in-laws, Charles and wife Lorie Cook of Knightstown, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Tasha and husband Kevin Crandall of Spiceland, Ind., Jessica and husband Frank Morgan of Noblesville, Ind., and Dee Dee Smith of Spiceland; brothers-in-law, Jeremiah McIntyre of Shirley, Ind., Caleb Cook of Knightstown and Carson Cook of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Steele-Cook was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Russell and Betty Jane May Steele; her mother-in-law, Katrina K. Guffey; and a grandmother, Lillian Cox May.
Services were June 21 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Cathy Harris officiating. Burial was in South Mound Cemetery-West Lawn Addition. 

Franklin
Arminta Casper Franklin, 85, of Fredonia died June 18, 2014, at Princeton Health & Rehab after a long illness.
She was born June 2, 1929, in Webster County. She was a former seamstress at the Princeton Hosiery Mill. She was a member of Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Franklin is survived by a daughter, Ruth Ann and husband Bobby Burchett of Fredonia; a grandson; two great-grandsons; a brother, Edward Casper of Caldwell County; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie P. "Bud" Franklin; her parents, Willoughby Randolph and Naomi Alice Coleman Casper; four brothers, Robert Casper, Elvis Casper, Franklin Casper and Gerald Dean Casper; and three sisters, Janie Lacy, Levonia Morse and Sylvia Slaton.
Funeral services were Saturday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Larry Buchanan officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery.

Crawford
Patricia Lynn Groceman Crawford, 66, of Eddyville, formerly of Salem, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on June 22, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah with her immediate family by her side.
Born Nov. 15, 1947, in St. Louis, she was the first surviving child of Fred and Wanda Conner Groceman. She was a vivacious child who contracted polio at the age of 7, and she spent months in an iron lung. Her parents were told she would not survive. By the grace of God, she did.
She graduated from high school in New Jersey after her father was promoted at AT&T. Crawford attended Kansas State University and the then-Paducah Junior College. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in education and taught school in Bowling Green before moving to Livingston County.
Crawford taught second grade at Grand Rivers and Hampton elementary schools. She married Roy Paxton Crawford in 1971 and gave up school-teaching to be a stay-at-home mom after the birth of their son. Their union was blessed with three children, who survive them. Roy Paxton died in 1992.
Mom was an avid genealogist who in her earlier years loved fishing, gardening and having adventures with her kids, including hiking Mammoth Cave, swimming at the New Jersey shore, camping with friends and traipsing across the backroads of Livingston County. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and zest for a good argument.
Crawford is survived by her three children, Oscar (Jen Hardy) Crawford, Amy (Jason Hitesman) Crawford and Stacy (Justin) Puckett; five grandchildren: Andrew, Emma, Katelynn, Allie Rose and Avery; nieces, Ann LeCompte and Georgeanna Ellis; a nephew, Bobby Crawford; and many far-flung cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas A. Groceman of Laguna Woods, Calif.; her mother, Wanda Conner Groceman; and her father, Fred Andrew Groceman.  
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Tim Fouts officiating. Burial will follow in Carrsville Cemetery.
Visitation began at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Donations in Crawford's honor can be made to: Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100;  or the charity of your choice.

Hughes
Virginia Faye Hughes, 82, of Carrsville died June 20, 2014, at her home.
She was a member of Carrsville Pentecostal Church and attended Lola Pentecostal Church. She was also active in the American Legion Post 217 in Burna as well as in the Livingston County Homemakers. 
Hughes is survived by three sons, Steve Hughes of Carrsville, Darrel and wife Lisa Hughes of Carrsville and Anthony and wife Terri Hughes of Reidland; a daughter, Darla and husband Michael Milby of Lexington; four brothers, Bobby Walker of Burna, Jimmy Walker of Indiana, Donnie Walker of Carrsville and Roger Walker of Ohio; two sisters, Phyllis Larned of Florida and Sharon Sherwood of Ohio; nine grandchildren, Craig Hughes of Benton, Shannon Sexton of Joy, Autumn Nagel of Wyoming, Sarah Hunter of Paducah, Ginny Stone of Ledbetter, Megan Newman of Lexington, Mindy Tuttle of Washington, D.C., Justin Hughes of Louisville and Faith Craig of Charleston, S.C.; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon Hughes; and her parents, Roy and Susie Hoffman Walker.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Lola Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Tim Fouts officiating. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Heady
Sidney Marshall Heady, 76, of Blackford died June 23, 2014, at Baptist Health Madisonville. 
He attended Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church located near Blackford.
Heady is survived by two daughters, Tammy Rich of Uniontown and Vickie Pritchett of Clay; two sons, Mark Heady of Blackford and Richard Heady of Clay; a sister, Nancy Heady Lacy of Marion; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Katie Catherine Heady.  
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay with Rev. James V. Fulton and Bro. Bob Jernigan officiating. Burial will follow in Blackford Cemetery in Blackford. 
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Blackford Cemetery Memorial Fund, 219 Cemetery Road, Clay, KY  42404. 

Dalton
Nancy Jane Dalton, 61, of Marion died June, 17, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. 
She attended Marion Baptist Church.
Dalton is survived by her husband, John E. Dalton of Marion; two sons, John J. Dalton of Paducah and William E. Dalton of Greenfield, Ind.; three brothers, Steve Conger of Portage, Ind., Ricky Conger of Marion and Pat Conger of Marion; a sister, Linda Watson of Marion; her mother, Ann Conger of Marion; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ewell Conger.
Funeral services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Entombment will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to: Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.

Arflack
Wallace W. Arflack, 96, of Marion died June 21, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.  
He was the oldest member of Marion United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a son, Billy W. Arflack of Marion; a daughter, Linda Steele of Old Hickory, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Melissa S. Faulk of Old Hickory and Joey Steele of Madison, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren, Devin Faulk of Old Hickory and Joseph Steele III of Madison.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Arflack; his parents, Joseph H. and Nona Belle Arflack; a granddaughter, Lynne Allison Arflack; an infant son, Robert W. Arflack; three sisters; and a brother.
Graveside services were Tuesday at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Vaughn
Marvin Jewell Vaughn, 63, of Clay, formerly of Sullivan, died June 24, 2014, at Baptist Health Madisonville.
He is survived by a son, Michael and wife Connie Vaughn of Marion; a daughter, Sheila Nesbitt of Marion; a brother, Jim Vaughn of Pennsylvania; a sister, Anna Smith of Florida; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and caretaker, Mary Vaughn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otha Charles and Mildred Louise Vaughn.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Pythian Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Danny Starrick officiating. 
Visitiation will be 11:30 a.m. until service time at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Schanz
Gabrielle Maria "Gabby" Schanz, 14, of Marion died June 30, 2014, in Marion.
She is survived by her mother, Kimberly Crowe of Florida; her father, Derek Schanz of St. Louis; her grandparents, Cathy Railey of Marion and Jay Railey of Sturgis; great-grandparents, Barbara and Sherman Owen of Clay and Martha and Phillip Railey of Sturgis; sisters, Bree Schanz of Marion and Nevaeh Jackson of Florida; brothers, Cayden Stallions of Marion, Jimmy Rose of Marion and Hunter Rose of Marion; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to: Mary Hall-Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just-A-Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Whitt
Clara Lee Whitt, 91, of Marion died June 29, 2014, at her home.
She was a retired teacher and had done historical research.
Whitt is survived by her daughter, Louisa Towery of Marion; four grandchildren, Allie Whitt, Abigale Smith, Katie Evans and Susan Towery; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Louisa Lee MacCaddam; her husband, Willis Oliver Whitt; and a son, Glen MacCaddam Whitt.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Frances Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Frances Cemetery, c/o Mrs. J.C. Asbridge, 117 Lafayette Heights, Marion, KY 42064; or Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-9961.

Hamby*
William “Bill” Hamby, 88, of Stockton, Calif., formerly of Crittenden County, died June 12, 2014.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1925, in Frances as one of 15 children. World War II service led him to his life in Stockton and to his wife Faye.
Both his family and career as a mechanic succeeded for the honesty and generosity for which Hamby was known best, and these traits are deeply cherished by his loved ones. He loved building and fixing things, particularly Volkswagen Bugs. He also enjoyed creating his fruit and vegetable garden.
Hamby is survived by his wife of 62 years, Faye; two sons, Donald and Gary and wife Tammy; a daughter, Susan and husband Matthew; four granddaughters, Jenny, Meagan, Erica and Kaitlin; a great-grandson, Desmond; three brothers, Buck, Tommy and Steve; and a sister, Joyce.
Memorial services were held June 19 at DeYoung Memorial Chapel in Stockton.

Kent
William Barnett Kent III, 70, of Calvert City died June 30, 2014, at his home.
He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army, serving two tours and earning a Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 devices and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 19 years, and was a member of VFW Post 1191 in Paducah, the Elks Club and the American Legion.
Kent is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jacque Kent; a son, Kris and wife Becky Kent of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Hannah Kent and Mattie Kent.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. Kent II and Elizabeth P. Kent.
Graveside services with military rites will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Pinckneyille Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: VFW Post 1191, Paducah, KY 42064.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Hurley
James Norbin Hurley, 67, died June 25, 2014.
He was a retired captain from the Kentucky Department of Corrections after 27 years of service. He was an Army veteran, and member of Friendship Baptist Church in Smithland. He enjoyed fishing, rabbit hunting and annual trips to Branson, Mo.
Hurley is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara Hurley; three sons, Senior Master Sgt. Jason and wife Sarah Hurley of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, Sgt. 1st Class Scott and wife Julie Hurley of Fort Drum Army Base in New York and Jeffrey and wife Barbara P'Poole of Kuttawa; a daughter, Sheila Stone and Steve Revelett of Grand Rivers; a sister, Nola Bryan of Paducah; a brother, Eldred Hurley and wife Shirley of Paducah; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ragon and Naomi Hurley; and a granddaughter, Holly Childress.
Funeral services were Saturday at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland with Bros. Darvin Stom and C.C. Brasher officiating. Burial was in McMurray Chapel Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.SmithFC.com

Landers
 Leora Lynch Landers, 88, of Marion died June 30, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. 
She was a member of Life in Christ Church.
Landers is survived by two daughters, Wanda Faye Guess of Marion and Kathleen and husband Wayne Schraer of Shorewood, Ill.; two sons, Charles Roy Lynch of How, Texas, and Howard Lee and wife Linda Lynch of Benton, Tenn.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lynch; a son, William Eddie Lynch; her parents, Jake and Nona Mae Cummings; four brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral services were Saturday at Life in Christ Church in Marion with interment in Deer Creek Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Lynn
Jessica Marie Lynn, 27, of Marion died June 27, 2014, at her home. 
She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church.
Lynn is survived by her mother, Valerie Roberson of Marion; a brother, Ross Wright of Marion; her grandparents, Robert and Linda DeBoe of Marion; and two uncles, Donald DeBoe of Marion and Dean DeBoe of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lance Lynn; her father, Greg Stallion; and her grandparents, Rebecca and Bill Stallion.
Funeral services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Love Cemetery.

Lynn
Lance E. Lynn, 29, of Marion died June 27, 2014, at his home.
He is survived by his father, Danny Lynn of Marion; a sister, Amber "Nicky" Green of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; an aunt, Anna Duncan of Marion; and two uncles, Buddy Baker of Marion and Gary Baker of Chicago.
Lynn was preceded in death by his wife, Jessica Lynn; and his mother, June Lynn.
Funeral services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Love Cemetery.


JULY 2014

Howard
Anita Diane Howard, 42, of the Lola community of Livingston County went to meet her Lord and Savior on the morning of July 1, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Bobby Howard; her mother, Pam Tharp of Salem; two brothers, Darren Tharp of Marion and Kenneth Tharp of Central City; and her loving kitty cats, Prissy, Dusty, Buddy, Blackie, Spookie, Jeanie, Fluffy and Cleo.
Howard was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth J. Tharp.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Chuck Ellis officiating.  Burial will follow in Lola Cemetery.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Practice, 1597 U.S. 60 West, Marion, KY 42064, with a notation of Anita Howard in the memo line.

Penn
Shelby Jean Penn, 75, of Marion died July 3, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. 
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Penn is survived by two daughters, Marilyn D'Amico of Bay St. Louis, Miss., and Sandy Belt of Marion; a son, Gary Chittenden of Marion; a brother, Charles Sisco of Marion; two sisters, Patsy Davidson of Aurora, Ill., and Dottie England of Keokuk, Iowa; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and a step-great-
grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Penn; a son, Jerald Penn; a step-grandchild; her parents, Bill and Maggie Mae Sisco; two brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078; or American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, Iowa 40340.

Easley
Donald Reed “Hurtsy” Easley, 75, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Marion, died July 7, 2014.
 He was born on Aug. 5, 1938. In 1957, at the age of 19, he signed a professional baseball contract as a shortstop with the Detroit Tigers organization.
Easley is survived by a son, Jeffrey Easley; a brother, Jack Easley of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Easley.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel in Birmingham. Burial will follow in Forest Crest Cemetery.

Knight
Eric Lee Knight, 34, of Adolphus, Ky., formerly of Marion, died July 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. 
He was a member of the Grim Reaper Motorcycle Club.
Knight is survived by his parents, Johnny and Kay Tinsley of Marion; two children, Exavier Landen and Arien Rayne Knight, both of Scottsville, Ky.; two sisters, Roxanna Hook of Clay and Racinda Tinsley of Marion; two nephews, Logan Myers of Marion and Zander Hook of Clay; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Crowell Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Newcom
Steven A. Newcom, 62, formerly of Chandler, Ind., died July 4, 2014, at Gentiva Inpatient Unit in Fort Worth, Texas. 
He loved and played music with several bands around the community. He had retired from Standard Laboratories in Evansville, Ind.
Newcom is survived by two brothers, Michael and wife Susan Newcom of Fort Worth and Kenneth McCabe of Ellington, Mo.; five sisters, Judith and husband Harry Wilder of Chandler, Linda and husband Randy Clary of Henderson, Wanda Boarman of Evansville, Sue Allen of Evansville and Onita and husband Larry of Evansville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia McCabe; his stepfather, Denver McCabe; his father, Elmer Newcom; and a brother, Den McCabe.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Repton Cemetery.

Wuster
Norma Lorene Head Wuster, 101, of Mooresville, Ind., formerly of Salem, died July 1, 2014, at Franklin United Methodist Community Home in Franklin, Ind.
She was born Dec. 30, 1912. She graduated from Salem High School in 1930, and then married her husband, Walter Laurence Wuster, five years later on Nov. 28, 1935. She was a homemaker who loved gardening and singing.
Wuster is survived by four daughters, Jessie Melander of Mooresville, Ind., Norma Christine Fenelon of Baltimore, Md., Carolyn Panhorst of Peachtree City, Ga., and Ann Flynn of Madison, Wisc.; two sisters, Frances Arnold of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mildred Woodall of St. Charles, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Laurence Wuster; her parents, Grover Cleveland and Marjorie Thompson Head; a grandchild, Frederick Albert Lennertz III; and eight siblings.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Franklin United Methodist Community Home, c/o Keith Van Deman, 1070 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN  46131-2199.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Campbell
Randy Dennis Campbell, 55, of Ledbetter died July 4, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Brenda Campbell; a son, Daykota Campbell of Ledbetter; and several nieces and nephews.
Campbell was preceded in death by a brother; a sister; and his parents, Bell and Virginia Sullenger Campbell.
Graveside services were Monday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Caldwell County.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Haney
Frankie Helen Haney, 65, of Marion died July 12, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Metropolis, Ill.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She worked in the housekeeping department of Family Practice Clinic in Marion.
Haney is survived by her daughter, Laura Pack of Metropolis; a son, William Haney of Fisher, Ind.; a sister, Brenda Winders of Marion; a brother, William Asbridge of Paducah; her mother, Elizabeth DeBoe of Marion; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Asbridge.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County. There is no visitation.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling the arrangements.

York
Willie "Billie" York, 88, of Providence died July 9, 2014, at Salem Springlake Care Center. 
She was of Protestant faith.
York is survived by a brother, Doyle Polk Jr. of Frances; three sisters, Georgia Neil Polk of Frances, Margaret Riley of Frances and Linda Perryman of Marion; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. York; and her parents, Doyle and Ina Polk Sr.
Services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Rogers
Janice Alsobrook Rogers, 75, of Burna died July 13, 2014.
She is survived by a daughter, Janie Rogers Thomasson of Paducah; a son, Jesse and wife Paula Rogers of Ledbetter; a grandson; a granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; three sisters, Donna K. Beaven of Evansville, Ind., Mary Land  and husband Charles Cleveland of Holbrook, Ariz., and Paula B. and husband Gary Williams of Harrisburg, Ill.; a brother, David P. and wife Joanne Alsobrook of Sharpe; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Rev. David E. Rogers; a brother, Daniel B. Alsobrook, and her parents, Paul B. and Eddie Bea Alsobrook.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland with Bros. Kenneth Puckett and Justin Mason officiating. Burial was in Smithland Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.SmithFC.com..

Adams
William Glenn “Bill” Adams, 57, of Marion died July 3, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a paver with Smith Construction for 27 years, and retired through Operator Union Local 181.
Adams is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathy Carter Adams; a daughter, Julia Adams of Marion; a son, Chase Adams of Marion; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Monroe Butler of Marion; a special grandson, Asher Dalton; and his aunt and uncle, Linda and Rich Hastings of Calvert City.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Harold Adams.
Graveside services were July 6 at Lola Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Starrick officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Condolences may also be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Shaffer
Effie Dixon Shaffer, 100, passed peacefully from the Earth to the heavenly realm July 15, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
She touched many lives with God’s direction. Her church families were a special part of her life with Barnett Chapel General Baptist being her first church and Marion General Baptist being the church of her senior years.  She was known as “Miss Effie” to many through her work in Crittenden County schools and with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
Shaffer is survived by her daughter, Linda Shaffer and husband Virgil Cook; two grandsons, Chris and wife Tracy Cook and Charles and wife Natasha Cook; and two great-granddaughters, Caroline Syble Cook and Ashleigh Virginia Cook.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Jesse A. Shaffer; her parents, Eula Hardesty Dixon and Dallas Dixon; and her sisters, Edith D. Croft and Wilma D. Shaffer.
The celebration of her life was Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Her celebration included Jimmy Morrison singing “One Day at a Time,” Chris Cook sharing the family’s memories entitled “A Life Well Lived…A Life Well Invested” and Rev. Mac Dossett singing “When We All Get to Heaven” and “Where Could I Go?” Revs. Dossett and Tony Perryman officiated.
Memorials may be given to Barnett Chapel General Baptist Church, Marion General Baptist Church and The World Our Parish (Steve and Pam English).

Rich
Robert Lee Rich Jr., 81, of Marion died July 17, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a retired supervisor for AT&T and a member of the Shriners, Masons and the Alabama militia. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and Tennessee Squire.
Rich is survived by his wife, Lisa Rich; a daughter, Cindy Ruuskenen; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Watkins Rich; and his father, Robert Lee Rich.
There was no service.
Arrangements were handled by Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.
Donations can be made to: Shriners Children Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502-1204 

Beavers
Tim Beavers, 48, of Princeton died July 21, 2014, at his residence after a short illness.
He was born July 22, 1965, in Caldwell County.
Beavers spent 20 years with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, serving as an instructor at Western Regional Training Center in Fredonia and a corrections officer at Western Kentucky Correction Complex in Fredonia. He enjoyed knife-making, teaching concealed carry classes, riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, cooking and trading.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Gayle Cox Beavers of Princeton; his mother, Patricia Lou McDowell Beavers of Princeton; a stepson, Roy Givens of Marion; a stepdaughter, Jessica and husband Kris Buchanan of Marion; and three step-grandchildren, Natalee Buchanan, Kennedy Buchanan and Cadie Buchanan.
Beavers was preceded in death by his father, Roy Beavers.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Liberty Church Cemetery in Princeton.

Gostley
Lula Mae Hopkins Gostley, 90, of Indiana, formerly of Crittenden County, died July 19, 2014.
She was born in Shady Grove and attended Shady Grove High School. After graduation, she moved to Evansville, Ind., where she worked at Republic Aviation, building planes during World War II and later at North Branch Library as a children’s librarian. It was there that she was “checked out” by Donald Lee Gostley, whom she wed in 1949. She also attended Evansville College.
Gostley was a life-long member of Grace Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school until she was 89. Writing was her gift, and she had many articles and devotions published along with two books. She wrote a devotional column for The Crittenden Press for many years.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Gostley and husband Steve Riordan; a son, Kerry and wife Andrea Will Gostley; a sister, Nancy and husband John Rushing; four grandchildren, Ashley Riordan-Elpers and husband Jay Elpers, Tyler Riordan, Kara Gostley and Jamie Gostley; Sue Gostley; and many nieces and nephews. She was the much-loved “Gigi” to Rory Lou Elpers.
Gostley was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Donald Lee Gostley; her parents, Mabel and Walter Hopkins; three brothers, Ray Hopkins, Roy Hollis Hopkins and Bobby Hopkins; and two sisters, Velda Brantley Hodges and Dora Miller Stephens.
The funeral service was held July 23 at Grace Baptist Church with burial at Sunset Memorial Park.
Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel in Evansville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace Baptist Church, 1200 N. Garvin St., Evansville, IN 47711.

Blackburn
James R. Blackburn, 79, of Henderson died July 28, 2014, at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
He is survived by two sisters, Betty Blackburn of Sturgis and Polly Stanley of Greenville; a daughter, Vicki Kirk of Marion; two sons, Randy Blackburn and Jeffery Blackburn, both of Henderson; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Blackburn was preceded in death by his wife of 23 years, Wanda Blackburn; his parents, Woodrow Blackburn and Kathryn Hall; a daughter, Nina Blackburn; three brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Spring Grove, Ky.

Phelps
Thelma Marie Phelps, 88, of Princeton died July 24, 2014, at Princeton Health & Rehab Center after a long illness.
She was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Livingston County. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.
Phelps is survived by a son, Larry and wife Joyce Roberts of Princeton; two daughters, Ann Ledgerwood of Caldwell County and Robin and husband Darwin Belt of Ledbetter; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bud" Phelps, a son, Gilbert Wayne Roberts; a son-in-law, Dean Ledgerwood; three sisters, Juanita Williams, Louise Franklin and Opal Croft; and her parents, Nettie Harris and John Houston Armstrong.
Graveside services were Sunday with Rev. Ronnie Sivells officiating. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

McDowell
Bobby Gerald McDowell, 75, of Joy died July 22, 2014, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He is survived by his mother, Waunita McDowell of Marion; three sisters, Sandra Dunning of Bowling Green, Sheila Tabor of Marion and Denise Peek of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lynn McDowell; a nephew, Shawn Tabor; and two great-nephews, Kaiden Peek and Eli Peek.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with burial in Carrsville Cemetery.

Stalions
David E. Stalions, 86, of Smithland died July 27, 2014, at his home.
He served in the U.S. Army. He was a teacher and basketball coach at Hampton Elementary School and a lifelong farmer.
Stalions is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Stalions; two daughters, Teresa Stalions and husband Dave Schnittker of Salem and Sue Ellen and husband Mark Morris of Paducah; and a granddaughter, Anna Schnittker.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bennett Stalions and Charles Stalions; and his parents, Ollie Bennett and May Faulkner Stalions.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDiretcors.com.

Kemper
William Dale "Bill" Kemper, 66, of Tolu died July 26, 2014, at his home. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Kemper is survived by a son, Daniel  and wife Hope Kemper of Tolu; a grandson, Drake Kemper of Tolu; two step-grandchildren, Cody Affholder and Chelsea Bonner; and a step-great-grandchild, Jace Bonner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard "Boss" and Helen Kemper; and a brother.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Hurricane Cemetery.

Brantley
Robert D. "Bob" Brantley of Douglasville, Ga., formerly of Crittenden County, died July 20, 2014, at his home.
He was born Sept. 6, 1942, graduated from Crittenden County High School and earned his ABA from Reinhardt College in Georgia.
Brantley enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in January 1962 and concluded his service in the Georgia Air National Guard in September 1994. He served 32 years in the Air Force, including during the Vietnam War and with the Air National Guard in the field of avionics maintenance. He received many awards and decorations during his career, including State of Georgia Meritorious Service Medal, Georgia Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with the 116 Fighter Wing with eight Oak Leaf Clusters and numerous certificates of service and of appreciation.
He was married to Judy Phillips Brantley for 49 years. The couple were members of the Douglasville community since 1976 and longtime members of Hope United Methodist Church. He had a passion for mission work, both local and international. Some of the outreach programs he was involved with included Hands of Hope; Oconee Outreach Opportunity; Durango, Mexico, and Crossing Borders; and hurricanes Katrina and Sandy clean up in New Orleans and New York, respectively.
Brantley is survived by his wife; two sons, Michael and wife Trish Brantley and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Brian Brantley; a daughter, Melissa Brantley Curtis; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; four brothers, Daniel Brantley of Vandalia, Ill., Ray Brantley of Del City, Okla., Marshall Brantley of Hillsboro, Mo., and Claude Brantley of Hillsboro; and four sisters, Donna Fortenberry of Mooresville, N.C., Rita Philbrick or North Port, Fla., Debbie Croft of Marion, and Sheila Truitt of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Berna Brantley. 
A memorial service was held Saturday at the Hope United Methodist Church in Dallas, Ga.
Whitley Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home in Douglasville was in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to: Hope United Methodist Church, 1970 Marietta Highway, Dallas, GA 30157.

Williamson
Bobby Lee Williamson, 80, of Marion died July 25, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
He was a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper.
William-son loved the outdoors, country music and his animals – two cats, Rascal and Momma Cat; and his dog, Noel.
He is survived by three daughters, Angie and husband Gary Rorer of Kuttawa, Cindy and husband Rusty Wise of Murray and Roxanne and husband Chris Black of Murray; a brother, Bobby Lewis of Princeton; six grandchildren, Misty White, Becky Damron Crawford, Christy Tramble, James Kyle Damron, Miranda Alton and Madison Alton; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Williamson was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Croft Williamson; a sister, Mary Owens; and his mother, Opal Williamson.
Funeral services were Monday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was in White’s Chapel Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.


Rorer
Robert D. Rorer, 70, of Marion died July 28, 2014, at his home.
His is survived by a sister, Frances Rorer of Marion; three stepdaughters, Misty White of Marion, Christy Tramble of Marion and Heather Kirk of Marion; and eight grandchildren.
Rorer was preceded in death by his parents, Robin Ray Rorer and Mary D. Adams; a brother, James T. Rorer; and a sister, Mary Cathrine Rorer.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

AUGUST 2014

Ordway
Marvin Duane Ordway, 79, of Crayne died Aug. 2, 2014, at his home.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Crayne Community Church.
Ordway is survived by a son, Michael Ordway of Sweetwater, Texas; a brother, Carl Ordway of Marion; a sister, Mary Ordway of Marion; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Iva Scott Ordway.
A celebration of life service was held Wednesday at Crayne Community Church.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Cornish
Marcus Eugene Cornish, 78, died Aug. 3, 2014, at Danville Centre Health and Rehabilitation in Danville, Ky.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. William Catholic Church in Marion. He was a former superintendent of mines at Kentucky Stone Co.
Cornish is survived by two sisters, Mary Lee Holbert of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Louise and husband Jim Thompson of Harrodsburg, Ky.; two brothers, Jimmy Ray Cornish of Lawrenceburg and Steve Cornish of Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Sue Catlett Cornish; a son, Marcus Brent Cornish; two brothers, Earl Cornish and Davis Cornish; and his parents, Clay and Margie Peavler Cornish.
Funeral mass will be held today (Thursday) at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg. Burial will be in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg is in charge of arrangements. 

Tremper
Bettie June Tremper, 74, died Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital.  
She was born June 14, 1940, in Marion. She was a hairstylist and taught at beauty school.
Tremper is survived by a daughter, Lisa and husband Lee Etheridge; a son, Shawn and wife Ramona Tremper; two brothers, Steve Duvall and Donald Duvall; a sister, Carolyn and husband Gerald Casper; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Tremper; her parents, Charles and Nelda Lowey Duvall; three brothers, James Duvall, Charles Duvall and Richard Duvall; and a sister, Verlie Franks. 
Funeral services will be at noon today (Thursday) at Titzer Family Funeral Homes in Newburgh, Ind. Rev. Kevin Reed will officiate. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Rosebud Cemetery in Crittenden County. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Sympathy wishes may be made to the family at TitzerFuneralHomes.com.

Daughtrey
Floyd A. Daughtrey, 79, of Henderson, formerly of Crittenden County, died Aug. 10, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Hospice Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
He was a member of the former Ambassador Baptist Church. He was retired from the U.S. Steel Gary Works in Gary, Ind. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F.&A.M. in Dycusburg.
Daughtrey is survived by two sons, Alan Daughtrey of Henderson and retired Brigadier Gen. Norman E. and wife Cindy Arflack of Frankfort; a daughter, Vicki and husband Marlon Linzy of Henderson; three sisters, Hedy Campbell of Illinois, Ann Sutton of Fredonia and Dena Guess of Suwanee; a brother, Junior Daughtrey of Addison, Ill.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Hazel R. Daughtrey, who died March 29, 2007.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home in Henderson with Rev. Donald R. Berry officiating. Entombment was in Fairmont Cemetery Mausoleum in Henderson.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Munsch
Donna Kaye Cox Munsch, 70, of Salem died Aug. 5, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
She was a member of Southland Baptist Temple, who loved to read, play bingo and do word searches. 
Munsch is survived by a daughter, Angie Turner of Paducah; a sister, Faye Dae of Ledbetter; and two grandchildren, Alex Turner and Allison Turner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Munsch; two sisters, Louise Riley and Hazel Driver; and her parents, Orville and Elsie Wright Cox.
Funeral services were Friday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Larry Lewis officiating. Burial was in Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Janus
Dorothy “Dottie” Edna Janus, 76, of Portage, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Aug. 8, 2014, at her home.
She is survived by three daughters, Jane Janus Bey of Portage, June Janus Smith of Portage and Joyce Janus of South Carolina; nine grandchildren, including Austin Janus of Marion; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Ernst; and a half-brother, Raymond Martin.
Janus was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Eliza Hutzell Ernst; her husband, Ronald Janus; a son, John Janus; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home in Portage. 
Burial will be in Crayne Cemetery in Crittenden County at a later date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling those arrangements.

Bell
Barbara Markham Bell, 70, of Marion died Aug. 11, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a certified nursing assistant for many years at Crittenden Health Systems.
Bell is survived by her husband, Herbert Bell of Marion; two daughters, Pam Hopkins of Marion and Robbie Beach of Sullivan; a son, Duane Markham of Marion; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Sharion Swearer of Henderson, Vada Crafton of Owensboro, Margie Randolph of Sturgis and Sandy Beach of Sturgis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maggie Templeton; her first husband, Robert Markham; three brothers, Freddy Templeton, Jimmy Templeton and Whitey Templeton; and two sisters, Lucille Gibson and Joice Newsome.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Burial was in Sullivan Community Cemetery in Sullivan.
Online condolences may be made at WhitsellFuneralHome.com.

Ladd
Curtis Eugene Ladd, 81, of Grand Rivers died Aug. 15, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
He is survived by four daughters, Kerren McKinney of Paducah, Regina and husband Bobby Mayhugh of Burna, Mary McDonald of Hampton and Patricia and husband John Madden of Ekron, Ky.; a brother, Gorden Ladd; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Ladd was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Alfa Ladd; a stepmother, Buna Alice; two daughters, Alberta Driver and Alice Ladd; and one grandson, John Madden III.
Funeral services were Monday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Bro. Jay Shuecraft officiating. Burial was in Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Cooke
Kathleen O. Cooke, 91, of Crown Point, Ind., died Aug. 17, 2014, at St. Anthony Hospital of Crown Point. 
She was born on April 12, 1923, in Paris, Ill. On April 12, 1941, her 18th birthday, she married William Cooke. She was a cook for schools, but her first labor of love would be a mom and caregiver to many generations of her family. Her full-of-life, maternal and social personality attracted many to share her company. She never met a stranger and had a gentle “take charge” attitude that made her the unofficial mayor of Colonial of Crown Point. She loved cruising the back roads of Indiana. 
Cooke is survived by two sons, William “Ted” and wife Patricia Cooke and Daniel and wife Joy Cooke; three daughters, Jacqueline Ellingham, Susan Cates and Penny Jankovich; a daughter-in-law, Patty Cooke; 18 grandchildren, Kim Cooke-Horvat, Chris and wife Kristy Cooke, Joe Cooke, Toby Swanson, Bill Cooke, Bob Cooke, Abby Cooke, Matt “Scott” and wife Laura Cooke, Jennifer Cates, Kathy Rangel, John and wife Michelle Rangel, Ron and wife Colleen Jankovich, Marc and wife Ashley Jankovich, Shannon and husband Michael Shutko, Tracy and husband Zachariah Sutton, Jackie and husband William Mihelich, Ted and wife Renee Cooke and Penney and husband Ian Varner; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and dear family friend, Mike Gutyan.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cooke; a son, Joseph Cooke; a grandson, Jason Cates; and her parents, Lawrence and Carrie Murphy. 
Visitation will be today (Thursday) at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home in Schererville, Ind. Funeral services will be Friday with Mike Scheffer officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville.

Fritts
Hollis F. Fritts, 88, of Daytona, Fla., formerly of Crittenden County, died peacefully on Aug. 12, 2014. 
He was born in 1925 in Marion and was a decorated soldier having served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a dedicated family man and a loving husband, father and brother. 
Hollis is survived by a son, Jeffrey Fritts of South Daytona, Fla.; and a brother, David Orlan Fritts of Corydon.
He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Wynell Fritts; five brothers, Herbert Fritts, Edwin Fritts, a infant brother, John Kenneth Fritts and Charles Reed Fritts; an infant sister; and his parents, Willie Maude Clark and John Phillip Fritts.
A graveside service was held Tuesday at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla.
Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange in Port Orange, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Hosey
Bro. Hardin Irvin Hosey, 77, of the Mt. Hermon community in southwest Tennessee died Aug. 13, 2014, at his home following a four-month struggle with pancreatic cancer. 
He was a former pastor of Deer Creek Baptist Church in Crittenden County. 
Hosey was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Steele Creek, Tenn. After graduating high school in Tennessee in 1955, he entered the U.S. Army for three years. In October 1955, he was licensed to the ministry. In November 1964, he was ordained at Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton, Miss.
In May of 1965, he graduated from Mississippi College in Clinton with a bachelor of science in education. He also completed additional coursework at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.
Hosey served as pastor at six different Baptist churches in Mississippi and Kentucky, including Deer Creek. He also served as an interim pastor and a hospice chaplain.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel Beatrice White Reathiford Rich Hosey of Mt. Hermon; a brother, Raymond Hosey of Mt. Hermon; a sister, Dot Reynolds of Choate Creek, Tenn.; two sons, Jim Hosey of Livingston, Tenn., and Gene Hosey of Stanford, N.Y.; a daughter, Sandy Arnold of Campbellsville, Ky.; a stepson, Ricky Reathiford of Jefferson City, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and a step-granddaughter.
Hosey was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty R. Locke Hosey; and his parents, Mary Lillian Garner and John Irvin Hosey.
Memorial donations may be made to: Heart Cry Missionary Society, found online at HeartCryMissionary.com.
Funeral services were Saturday at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Savannah, Tenn. Burial was in Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Savannah.
Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah was in charge of arrangements.

May
Robert Donald May, 85, of Gilbertsville died Aug. 19, 2014, at his home. 
He served in the U.S. Army.  He was of the Christian faith and attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church.
May is survived by his wife, Sharon May; three sons, Rocky and wife Jennifer May of Dothan, Ala., Larry and wife Tammie May of Evansville, Ind., and Phil and wife Amy May of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, B.J. and wife Louise May of Marion; a stepson, Steve Ford of Georgia; two stepdaughters, Tammy Cox of Benton and Samantha Walton of Benton; nine grandchildren, Robert May, Travis May, John May, Carly May, Jackson May, Conner May, Diana May, Dylan May and Sophie May; and six step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death his first wife, Mille May; and his parents, Raymond and Elizabeth Farris May.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Bill Amberg officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hunter’s Hope, P.O. Box 643, Orchard Park, NY 14127; or at HuntersHope.org.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Bailey
Carolyn Sue Bailey, 67, of Crittenden County died Aug. 21, 2014, at her home following a long illness.
She was a retired tax preparer for H&R Block and a member of Dycusburg Baptist Church.
Bailey is survived by her husband, Gary Bailey of Crittenden County; three daughters, Tina and husband Mark Riddle of Eddyville; Sandy Koon of Dresden, Tenn.; and Lisa and husband Kurt Aldridge of Kuttawa; seven grandchildren, Shawna McCoy, Matthew Cochrum, Samuel Hopkins, Amy Sutton, Christina Koon, Payton Bailey and Ian Aldridge; seven great-grandchildren, Brian McCoy II, Christian McCoy, Colton McCoy, Keegan McCoy, Jacoby Sutton, Charles Sutton and Weston Stockdale; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Millie and Virginia Conger Peek.
Funeral services were Sunday at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. James Oates officiating. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery in Lyon County.

Alumbaugh
Renva "Sue" Driver Alumbaugh, 84, of Griffith, Ind., died Aug. 14, 2014.
She worked at White Castle in Griffith for 30 years and also worked at Ready Elementary School in Griffith for 15 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, loved to travel, was an avid Chicago White Sox fan and loved spending time with her family.
Alumbaugh is survived by two sons, Johnnie Alumbaugh of Griffith and Jerry and wife Rochelle Alumbaugh of Highland, Ind.; three grandchildren, Jason, Ashlee and Nathan; one great-grandson, Jacob; nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alumbaugh, two brothers; Junior Driver and Eddie Driver; and her parents, George and Stevie Martin Driver.
Funeral services were Aug. 18, 2014, at Kuiper Funeral Home in Highland with Rev. Peter Irvine officiating. Burial was a Calumet Cemetery in Merryville, Ind.
Online condolences may be made at DignityMemorial.com/Kuiper-Funeral-Home.com.

McKinney
Larry Lee McKinney, 71, of Marion died Aug. 19, 2014, at his residence.
He was a retired steelworker; a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy; a member of the American Legion and past vice-commander of Post 170 in Chesterton, Ind.
McKinney is survived by his wife, Judy McKinney of Marion; two sons, Christopher Alan McKinney of Wheatfield, Ind., and Darin McKinney of Virginia; a daughter, Dawn McKinney Bernsten of Valparaiso, Ind.; a brother, Alan McKinney of Portage, Ind.; and a sister, Rhonda Medows of Portland, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oren and Irene Walter McKinney; a daughter, Lisa McKinney; and two brothers, Terry McKinney and Ronnie McKinney.
Visitation was held Friday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Cremation followed the visitation.

Goolsby
Mary Frances Goolsby, 84, of Marion died Aug. 19, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was a member of Glendale Baptist Church.
Goolsby is survived by a daughter, Rose Kirk of Salem; two sons, Jerry Randall of Marion and Billy Joe Goolsby of Marion; a brother, William "Bill" Millikan of Marion; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Goolsby; her parents, Elmer and Roma Millikan; a granddaughter, Tammy Kirk; and two brothers.
Funeral services were Friday at Freedom General Baptist Church in Marion with interment in Freedom Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Riley
Rickey Dale “Rick” Riley, 67, of Marion died Aug. 28, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems. 
He was a member of Barnett Chapel General Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee and treasurer.
Riley was a member of the Kentucky Jailers Association and held the positions of board member and chaplain. He was a past-president of Henderson Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 9, as well as a lifetime member.  
He graduated Lone Oak High School in 1965 and attended Draughn’s Business College for two years. His career in law enforcement consisted of employment by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department in 1969, Henderson Police Department from 1974 to 1999, Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice as training instructor; the City of Clinton as police chief and Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. He was also a founder of Hebbardsville Fire Department and Crittenden County Jailer for two terms.
Riley is survived by his wife, Barbara Riley; a son, James and wife Leann Riley of Henderson; three stepsons, Bobby Herron of Marion, Donnie Herron of Marion and Eddie Herron of Marion; a brother, Monty Riley of Marion; two sisters, Mona Gish of Owensboro and Lana Masse of Paducah; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.      
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Ann “Angela” Riley; his parents, Dennis Kerr and Naomi Hale Riley; and a nephew.
Funeral services were Sunday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Steve Tinsley and Rev. Bub Porter officiating. Burial was in White’s Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County with honors conducted by the Henderson Police Department Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: White’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.


Landers
Jay Doyle Landers, 79, of Marion died Aug. 17, 2014, at his home.  
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. 
Landers is survived by two sons, James Doyle Landers of Jacksonville, Ala., and Jeffery Keith Landers of Jacksonville; a daughter, Deborah Ann Brewer of Boaz, Ala.; a sister, Delores J. Wood of Marion; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There were no services.  
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Anglin
Kenneth P. Anglin, 70, of Salem died Aug. 29, 2014, at his home.
He is survived by a stepson, John Elliott of Michigan; a stepdaughter, and Anissa Mouilleseaux of Michigan; a brother, Donald Anglin of Iuka; a sister, Janice Champion of Smithland and a step-grandchild. 
Anglin was preceded in death by his parents, Harmon and Clyde Anglin, his wife, Bonnie Anglin, a half-sister, Willa Mae Powell; and a half-brother, Bobby Owen.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Groves Chapel Cemetery in Tiline. 
Donations can be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Millikan
William Elmer Millikan, 70, of Salem died Aug. 30, 2014, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a retired coal miner and member of Cave Springs Baptist Church.
Millikan is survived by his wife, Phyllis Roberts Millikan of Marion; two sons, Jeff Millikan of Dixon and Jason Millikan of Morganfield; a daughter, Jennifer Edwards of Sturgis; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Roma Brown Millikan.
Cremation was chosen by the family and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling the arrangements.

SEPTEMBER 2014

Wheeler

Lanna Kay Wheeler, 61, of Henderson died Sept. 4, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

She was born on Jan. 10, 1953. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church.
Wheeler is survived by her husband of 41 years, Stan Wheeler of Henderson; two sons, William H. Wheeler of Princeton and Charles Ben Wheeler of Marion; a sister, Jean Smith of Clay; four brothers, Robert Hardin of Salem, Johnny Hardin of Salem, Thomas Hardin of Marion and David Hardin of Marion; a grandson, Matthew Wheeler; three step-grandchildren, Robyn Duff, Garret Duff and Samantha Duff; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-7505; or Gideon Bibles, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY  42078.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Foreman
Mike Foreman, 66, of Crittenden County died Sept. 1, 2014, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Ill. 
He enjoyed coon hunting, barbecuing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Foreman is survived by his parents, Bill and Betty Foreman of Sturgis; two daughters, Shanna Holloran of Sturgis and Missy Whitsell of Morganfield; and five grandchildren, Coul Holloran, Mason Holloran, Grace Holloran, Taylor Whitsell and Luke Whitsell.
Funeral services were last Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Heath Martin officiating. Burial was in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Union County. 
Memorial contributions can be made to: National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
Online condolences may be made at WhitsellFuneralHome.com.

Maddox
Martha Sue Crafton Maddox, 73, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Beech Grove, Ind., and Todd County, Ky., died Sept. 3, 2014, at Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus in Madison, Tenn.  
She was born in Clifty, Ky., on Dec. 29, 1940. She was retired from St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove and was a member of Mt. Calvary Evangelistic Center in Indianapolis.  
Maddox is survived by a son, Christopher Maddox of Washington; a daughter, Michelle Fouts of Salem; four sisters, Eva Stagner of Hopkinsville, Edna Hall of Hopkinsville, Sandra Kennedy of Russellville and Lori Carson of Sumer Shade, Ky.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, David Nathaniel Fouts; and her parents, Leo Crafton and Ruthell Francies Crafton.  
Funeral services were Monday at Lola Pentecostal Church in Salem with Rev. Perry Fouts and Patty Cooper officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Elkton. Latham Funeral Home of Elkton was in charge of arrangements.

Hall
Robert Eugene Hall, 61, of Joy died Sept. 3, 2014, at his home. 
He was a member of Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church. 
Hall is survived by his wife of 41 years, Yvonne Hall; three sons, Bryan and wife Keely Hall of Lola, Chad Hall of Joy and Alan Hall and fiancée Alison of Joy; a brother, Billy Ray Hall of Salem; a sister, Marie Patterson of Paducah; a granddaughter, Charlee Kay; several nieces and nephews.     
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Mary Adams Hall; and two brothers, Larry Hall and Jessie “Popeye” Hall.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Revs. Jim Wring and Danny Starrick officiating. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Brown
James Vance Brown, 84, of Valparaiso, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Sept. 7, 2014, at Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center.
He was retired from National Steel in Portage, Ind. He served on Marion City Council for 8 years and had also served as a Marion City police officer. He attended Emmaus Church in Crittenden County and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Brown is survived by two sons, Ron Brown of Marion and James Brown of Portage; a daughter, Deborah Koleck of Portage; a sister, Anna Hall of Kuttawa; two granddaughters, Wendi Brown and Kelli Kalin; three great-grandsons, Tyler Brown, Kane Graeber and Joey Kalin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ray and Susan Pearl Polk Brown; his wife, Mary Kathryn Moore Brown; a brother; and a sister.
A memorial service will be held at a date yet to be determined.
Myers Funeral Home, Marion is handling arrangements.



Guess
Raymond Guess, 89, of Marion died Sept. 14, 2014, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Guess was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church.  
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army, where he earned a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal World War II decoration.
Guess is survived by his two sons, Ron and wife Diane Guess of Marion and Don and wife Phyllis Guess of Paris, Tenn.; three sisters, Clara Belle Brown of Indiana, Elaine Brasher of Evansville, Ind., and Edna Kinnis of Salem; a brother, Junior Guess of Marion; four grandchildren, Zackariah Guess of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Donnie and wife Becky Guess of Louisville, Jonathan and wife April Guess of Paris and Robert Carver of California; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan Guess and Miley Guess.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Venita Louise Guess; a sister, Jean; and his parents, Aubrey and Ima Campbell Guess.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was in Frances Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Bennett
Jesse Wilson Bennett, 76, of Calvert City died Sept. 12, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He loved his family, enjoyed playing golf and was a deacon and member of Calvert City First Baptist Church.
Bennett is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kay Bennett; a son, Gregg and wife Susan Bennett of Louisville; a daughter, Gina and husband Brian Estes of Calvert City; a sister, Myrna Eastwood of Morganfield; five grandchildren, Mallory and husband Ricky Riley of Gilbertsville, Taylor Estes of Calvert City, Hunter Estes of Calvert City, Emily Bennett of Louisville and Abby Bennett of Louisville; and a great-grandchild, Evelyn Riley of Gilbertsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Homer and Katie Wilma Patillo Bennett; three brothers; four half-brothers; and two half-sisters.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Revs. Jim Ewing and Johnny Phillips and David Reed officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.

Cox
Louise A. Cox, 83, of Marion died Sept. 12, 2014, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
 She was a member of Creekside Baptist Church. 
Cox enjoyed crafts, sewing and making quilts. She also owned and operated Salem Craft Center for many years. She loved God and her family.
She is survived by a son, James Oliver Cox of Marion; two daughters, Mary Gwen Mayden and husband J.C. May of Marion, Darlene Sue and husband Greg King of Burna; two sisters, Nerva Loveless of Salem and Agnes Duncan of Salem; three brothers, Calvin “Toby” Hunter of Salem, Danny Hunter of Salem and Bobby Hunter of Burna; nine grandchildren, Jessica and husband Ken Roman, Karen and husband Robert Mahan, Jim and wife Carrie Cox, Tim Cox, Jamie and wife Lisa King, Brian King, Jennifer King, Tyler Mahan and Madeline Mahan; and eight great-grandchildren, Emily Roman, Ashton Lamprecht, Jamie Cox, Corey Cox, Matthew Cox, Leigh King, Autumn King and Savannah King.
Cox was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Allen Cox; her parents, Oliver and Clara Adams Brannam; and a brother, Jesse Hunter.
Funeral services were Monday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with the Rev. Roger Holliman officiating. Burial was in Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Jennings
Clarence Jennings, 88, of Salem died Sept. 14, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the United States Army.
Jennings is survived by two sons, Mike Jennings of Grand Rivers and Roger Jennings of West Plains, Mo.; four grandchildren, Shawanna, Nacole, Jordon and Adrienne; six great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hallie, Kenslie, Kyle, Jensyn and Ashlyn; and one great-great-grandchild, Bryson. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Jerry Jennings; three sisters; and his parents, Leslie and Ardell Campbell Jennings.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. B.J. Myrick officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and will continue from 9 a.m. to the funeral hour today.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Farmer
Margie "Birdie" Farmer, 96, of Henderson, formerly of Marion, died Sept. 19, 2014, at St. Anthony's Hospice Lucy King Care Center in Henderson.
She was born May 9, 1918, in Crittenden County. She was a retired seamstress from Marion Dry Cleaners.
Farmer is survived by three sons, Maurice D. Farmer of Sturgis, Steve Farmer of Henderson and Mike Farmer of Henderson; a brother, Tom Teer of Marion; two sisters, Helen Cullen of Marion and Betty Tabor of Marion; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Gussie Teer; her husband of 77 years, William O. Farmer; four brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Heath Farmer officiating. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Donations may be made to: St. Anthony's Hospice, 2410 S. Green St. Henderson, KY 42420.

Hearell
Donald J. Hearell, 79, of Morton, Ill., a native of Tolu, died Sept. 16, 2014, at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1935 in Tolu. He married Lois Pribble Taylor on July 2, 1983, in East Peoria, Ill.
Hearell is survived by three stepdaughters, Linda and husband Mike Mabrey of Creve Coeur, Ill., Shelia and husband Jerry Lee of Washington, Ill., and Patty Johns of East Peoria; a stepson, Dennis and wife Aleta Walker of Georgia; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harry and wife Linda Hearell of Marion. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. and Nellie Henderson Hearell; two brothers, Doug Hearell and Roy Hearell Jr.; a sister, Barbara Hearell; two stepsons, Willard “Bub” Taylor and Greg Greer.
Funeral services were Saturday at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, Ill. Interment will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
A memorial website can be found at DeitersFuneralHome.com, where online condolences may be sent to the family.

Hodge
Jodi Lynn Peek Hodge, 39, of Marion died Sept. 20, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
She was a mechanical drafter with Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing Inc. in Paducah.
Hodge is survived by her husband, Robert “Bubba” Hodge; five daughters, Hannah Peek, Chloe Maxfield, Kiley Hodge, Reagan Hodge and Zoey Hodge, all of Marion; her parents, Jimmy Peek of Princeton, Ind., and Cherie Henshaw of Marion; a sister, Katie Peek of Marion; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jack and Marie Threlkeld; two aunts, Faye Riley and Alberta Taylor; and an uncle, Tommy Threlkeld.
Celebration of life services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Sister Janean Tinsley officiating. Burial was in Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Leister
Ronald H. Leister, 73, of Marion died Sept. 30, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
He was born in Evansville, Ind., on Feb. 6, 1941. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War.
Leister is survived by his wife, Carolyn Leister of Marion; a daughter, Katrina and husband Chris Hallam of Colorado; two stepchildren, Karen and husband Dale Wesley of Grand Rivers and Kevin and wife Rita Hosick of Grand Rivers; seven grandchildren, Daniel Godman, Gabrielle Caldwell, Kelsey Eskew, Seth Hosick, Drew Hosick, Anna Hallam and Cooper Hallam; and two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Caldwell and Wesley Eskew.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Arnold Leister; his mother, Iantha May Mattingly; and a sister, Garnetta Jent.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bros. Donnie King and Gordon DeTalent officiating. Burial will follow in Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.  
Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Lawrence
Wilburn W. Lawrence, 82, of Paducah died Sept. 30, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was employed as a core driller. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Jessie Lou Lawrence; two daughters, Valerie Loveless of Panama City, Fla., and Marlene Davidson of  Scottsville, Ky.; two stepchildren, Jessie Carlson of Wisconsin and David Martin of LaGrange, Ill.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, George Lawrence; 11 brothers and sisters; and his parents, George and Mary Robinson Lawrence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Revs. Phillip Sanders and Michael Brandenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville with full military honors. 
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home
Memorial contributions may be made to: Gideon Bibles, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Jackson
William Kenneth Jackson, 70, of Marion died Sept. 24, 2014, at his home.
He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
Jackson is survived by a daughter,  Deborah Jackson Woodward of Paducah; two sons, Kenny and wife Susan Jackson of Mayfield and Robby and wife Amanda Jackson of Marion; five grandchildren, Skyler Woodward, Tanner Jackson, Alex Jackson, Haylee Jackson and Hunter Jackson; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Fred Jackson and Thelma Augusta Jackson; three brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery.

Belt
Mary Frances Belt, 86, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Marion died Sept. 30, 2014, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
She is survived by two sisters, Roberta Miller of Memphis and Doris Belt of Memphis; two nieces; and a nephew.
Belt was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Calvin and Bertie Hoover Belt.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Dunn Springs Cemetery.

Belt
Betty Belt, 58, of Joy died Sept. 29, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She attended Salem Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
Belt is survived by her husband of 38 years, Sammie Belt of Joy; a daughter, Tammy Belt of Joy; a sister, Kathy Curnel of Marion; two brothers, Everett Curry of Marion and David George of Grand Rivers; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Riley Curry; her mother, Lovine Trail Curry George, and stepfather, James George; and a brother, Bobby Curry.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Rev. Junior Deason officiating. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery. 
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

OCTOBER 2014

Damron
Onia Ophelia Harris Shuecraft Damron, 92, of Salem died Oct. 1, 2014, at Salem Springlake Nursing Home. 
She was of the Baptist faith.
Damron is survived by four sons, Danny and wife Kathy Shuecraft of Marion, William “Bill” and wife Vonna Damron of Salem, Stanley and wife Debbie Shuecraft of Micco, Fla., and Jimmy and wife Debbie Damron of Salem; two daughters, Brenda and husband Gary Dunkerson of Salem and Pam and husband Kenny Champion of Marion; a sister, Betty Kinnis of Marion; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Damron of Salem; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Shuecraft; her second husband, Earl Damron; a son, Joe Damron; her parents, Forest and Augusta Lloyd Harris; five brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services were Monday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bros. Chris Damron and Steve Tinsley officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in Salem.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Rushing
Pam Rushing, 53, of Princeton died Oct. 1, 2014, at her home after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1961, in Chicago. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Rushing is survived by her mother, Gail Richter Caraway of Caldwell County; a son, Phillip Runsvold of Falls of Rough, Ky.; two daughters, Minetta Vickery of Caldwell County and Tiffany Riley of Caldwell County; a brother, Perry Caraway of Caldwell County; three sisters, Shannon Carl of Caldwell County, Trudy Cox of Marion and Brooke Sherrill of Caldwell County; three grandchildren, Michael Vickery, Jeremy Harris and Peighton Runsvold.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Patrick Rushing; her father, Wilburn C. Caraway; and a grandson, Keaton Runsvold.
Funeral services were Sunday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton.

Tabor
Everett Leon Tabor, 70, of Salem died Oct. 4, 2014, at his home. 
He was a retired coal miner and attended Creekside Baptist Church.
Tabor is survived by his wife, Patsy Locke Tabor of Salem; a daughter, Sharon and husband Jack Lynch of Marion; a son, Eric Tabor of Rock Hill, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Renae and husband Wayne McDowell of Marion; a stepson, Kenny Locke of Marion; a brother, Larry Tabor of Marion; four sisters, Bonnie West of Helenwood, Tenn., Thelma Jones of Fredonia, Marilyn Wynn of Salem and Rita Tyrie of Salem; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two very special and loyal friends, Danny Lockhart and Ronnie Hearell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Everett and Nellie Hamby Tabor; his first wife, Jean Dalton Tabor; a daughter, Sheila Scarbrough; and a brother, Coy Tabor.
Graveside funeral services were Tuesday at Whites Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Roger Holloman officiating.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Sutton
Henry A. Sutton, 73, of Marion died Oct. 6, 2014, at his home.
He was an avid fisherman. 
Sutton is survived by two brothers, Robert Sutton of Eddyville and Ricky Sutton of Marion; five sisters, Betty Walker of Marion, Helen Thomas of Cadiz, Mary Lou Council of Murray, Delores Lamb of Providence and Shirley Sutton of Cadiz; three children, Joyce Sutton, Brad Sutton and Emery Sutton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Mable Sutton; a brother, Jimmy Sutton; two sisters, Peggy Gipson and Melinda Roberson; and a son, Allen Sutton Jr.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with visitation starting at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rosebud Cemetery.

Czaplicki
Petfauna Gene Czaplicki, 49, of Marion died Oct. 6 at Crittenden Health Systems.
She was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Czaplicki is survived by her husband, Leonard Czaplicki of Marion; a son, John Davis of DeKalb, Ill.; a daughter, Victoria Henderson of Eustis, Fla.; her mother, Phyllis Henderson of Eustis; a brother, Bobby Henderson of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two sisters, Patricia Kisstler of Middleburg, Fla., and Pam Burnett of Eustis.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert S. Henderson.
Memorial services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.
Donations may be made to: Mary Hall-Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just-A-Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Elder
Jack Edward Elder, 63, of Salem died Oct. 8, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was born in Pontiac, Mich. He worked in the coal mines for more than 40 years at Highland No. 9.
Elder is survived by his wife, Vicktoria Tidwell Elder of Salem; two sons, Robert and wife Amanda Elder of Paducah and James and wife Abigail Elder of Paducah; a stepdaughter, Courtney S. Tidwell of Madisonville; a brother, Harry and wife Linda Elder of Salem; two sister-in-laws, Frances and husband Jeff Reynolds of Nortonville and Theresa Newberry of Fredonia; a brother-in-law, James W. Tidwell of Fredonia; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a wife, Debbie Elder; a son, Timothy Elder; a stepson, Jason McDowell; and his parents, Harry C. and Evelyn Lindle Elder.
No service was held.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Schaibley
John Fredrick Schaibley, 73, of Marion died Oct. 12, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was a truck driver, a member of St. William Catholic Church in Marion and a member of the Knights of Columbus. 
Schaibley is survived by his fiancé, Judy Willbanks of Marion; three sons, Jon J. Schaibley of Spring Valley, Ill., Mark (Eyvonne) Schaibley of Smithland and Michael Schaibley of Hazel; three daughters, Denise (James) Lampson of Marseilles, Ill., Janet (Jonnie Neighbors) McGowan of Princeton and Melissa (Wayne) Agent of Marion; three brothers, Bob Schaibley of Winchester, Tenn., Donnie Schaibley of Rockville, Ind., and Larry Schaibley of Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Alana Averweg Schaibley; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be at noon (today) at St. William Catholic Church. Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until the time of the funeral. Burial will follow in St. William Cemetery.  
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling the arrangements.

Curnel
Mary Sue Curnel, 66, of Marion died Oct. 14, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
She is survived by four brothers, Lonnie Curnel of Salem, James Curnel of Marion, Donnie and wife Jeannie Curnel of Marion and Doug and wife Kathy Curnel of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Curnel was preceded in death by her parents, Harmon and Esther Curnel; three brothers; and three sisters. 
 Funeral services were Friday at Boyd Funeral Directors  in Salem with Bro. Steve Tinsley officiating. Burial was in White’s Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Belt
Jamie Belt, 39, of Marion died Oct. 14, 2014.
He was a member of Miracle Word Church.
Belt is survived by a daughter, Brenna Dann Belt of Frances; his father and step-mother, Eddie Dean and Cherie Belt of Marion; a brother, Troy and wife Stacie Belt of Frances; and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Belt.
Funeral services were Friday at Miracle Word Church in Salem with Bro. Joey Jones officiating. Burial was on the Belt Family Farm in Crittenden County.
Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

McConnell
Rebecca Sue McConnell, 97, of Marion died Oct. 14, 2014, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
She was retired from Marshall Fields Department Store in Chicago and was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
McConnell is survived by two daughters, Sarah McConnell of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Shirley McKinney of Murray; two grandchildren, Rhonda and husband Howard Boone and Jay Hannah; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah Boone and James Boone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Green B. and Hattie Allen Johnson; and her husband, Reed B. McConnell.
Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion burial in Mapleview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003; or the Crittenden County Public Library, 204 W. Carlisle St., Marion, KY 42064.

Gass
Orville A. Gass, 83, of Marion died Oct. 15, 2014, at his home.  
He was member of Marion General Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Gass is survived by his wife, Nina Gass of Marion; three daughters, Marilyn Dameron of Nicholasville, Ky., Patsy Walker of Pride and Felecia Myers of Marion; a brother, Jerry Gass of Marion; a sister, Lois Butler of Marion; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Daisy Gass; and a sister.
Services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Freedom Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Belt
Harold Wayne Belt, 81, of Salem died Oct. 18, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retiree of BF Goodrich in Calvert City after 42 years, an avid turkey hunter, a member of Salem Masonic Lodge No. 81 and a member of New Union General Baptist Church.
Belt is survived by his wife of 54 ½ years, Billie Jewel Belt; three children, Leisha Maynard of Salem, Patsy Smith of Calvert City and Chris Belt of Boaz; a sister, Wanda Scott of Evansville, Ind.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hulet and Grace Minner Belt.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors with Revs. David Davis and Keith Wilcox officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Hearell
Harry Foster Hearell, 85, of Marion died Oct. 17, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a supervisor and tool and dye maker at Illinois Specialty. He attended Barnett Chapel Church.
Hearell is survived by his wife, Linda Hearell of Marion; his mother-in-law, Mary Lena Belt of Marion; a sister-in-law, Lois Hearell of Morton, Ill.; a niece; and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Nelle Hearell; and three brothers.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchman's Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.

Vick
William Sidney "Billy" Vick, 59, died Oct. 15, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. 
He was born April 3, 1955, in Hampton. 
Vick was a beloved brother and uncle. He loved his family with all his heart. 
In July 1976, he married the love of his life, Paddy Keeling, in Smithland at the Baptist church. They had been childhood sweethearts.
Vick served in the U.S. Navy from 1973 to 1976 in a helicopter squadron at Miramar Naval Station in San Diego, Calif.
He is survived by his siblings, Gailen Vick of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Wanda May Kwaitt of Spartanburg, S.C., and James Edward Watts of Ovacello, Calif.; nephews and nieces, John Wiedemeier of Livermore, Calif., Deanna Larsen of Hollister, Calif., Diane M. Mesenheimer of Charlotte, N.C., Vanessa Smith Buetts of Eagle Mountain, Utah, Michael U. Smith of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Jeremy G. Vick of Saratoga Springs, Shadwrick J. Vick of Highland, Utah, Feleciana M. Przybyla of Cleveland, Ohio, Alexander G. Vick of Saratoga Springs, Lea M. Kerns of State Center, Iowa, Catherine M. Edwards of Denver, Amanda M. Hardman of Auburn, Calif., Jill A. Christopherson of Spartanburg, Callie Kwiatt of Spartanburg, Stasha Walter of Ramona, Calif. Laura M. Cargo of Ramona, Alex Kwiatt of Ramona, Calvin D. Kwiatt of Ramona, Rachael M. Watts of Ovacello, Calif., and Alex James Watts of Ovacello.
Vick was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Calvin and Lola May Vandemark Vick; a sister, Connie Diane; and a brother, Udell Vick.
Graveside services will be Saturday at the Vick Cemetery near Good Hope Bluff in Livingston County.
Arrangements are under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.
Billy, we love you, and you will be missed. Enjoy life on the other side of the veil, until we see you again.

Tabor
Paul Delmer Tabor, 90, of Salem died Oct. 19, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion.
He attended Creekside Baptist Church in Marion.
Tabor is survived by nine children, Robert and wife Deanie Tabor of Salem, Beverly and husband Danny Hunter of Salem, Gloria and husband Dale Guess of Salem, Kenny and wife Sheila Tabor of Marion, Debbie and husband Andy Bryan of Ledbetter, Joan and husband Greg Watson of Ledbetter, Sharon and husband Ronnie Slayden of Salem, Larry and wife Tina Tabor of Sebree and Paul Jr. and wife Gina Tabor of Burna; three brothers, Ralph Tabor of Omaha, Neb., David Tabor of Kansas and Alfred Tabor of Marion; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great grandchildren; and two great-great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Tabor; three sons, John Tabor, Wayne Tabor and Donald Tabor; one grandson, Shawn Tabor; and his parents, William F. and Willie M. Brightman Tabor.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Revs. Roger Holloman and Troy Newcomb officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Salem Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY  42078.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Wiant
Franklin Stewart Wiant, 65, died Oct. 19, 2014, at his home near Providence.
He is survived by his lifelong companion, Cynthia Carter; his mother, Leona Denniss Barry; his three daughters, Rebecca Brown, Angela Drennan and Alana Reynolds; three brothers, Tom Wiant, Billy Wiant and Marshall Wiant; a sister, Terri Wiant; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Stewart Wiant; and a sister, Karen Wiant.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be left online at BoydFuneralDirectors.com.

Pugh
Michael W. Pugh, 58, of Burna died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at his home.
Surviving are his wife Cathy Pugh; four sisters, Victoria Dale Glore of Lola, Sheila Bishop of Smithland, Sandra Crowley of Ledbetter and Rita Shekell of Smithland.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Pugh; a brother, Bobby Dean Pugh; and his parents, Jewell Dean and Mary Dale Adams Pugh.
No services are currently scheduled.
Boyd Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Workman
Gary Wayne Workman, 53, of Marion died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at his home. 
He was a truck driver.
Surviving are his two daughters, Stacy Godwin of  Marion and Stephanie Dunn of Marion; mother, Vivian Workman of Marion; brothers, Larry Workman of Dry Ridge, Ky., and Barry Workman of Marion; a sister, Sharon Smith of Marion; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lyle Workman and a granddaughter, Nicole.
Graveside services were at noon Saturday, Oct. 25 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Crittenden County with Rev. Richard Gardner officiating.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements. 

Robinson
David Kimberly “Bro” Robinson, 60, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at his home. 
Surving are his wife, Kim Robinson of Marion; mother Louise Robinson of Marion; a brother, Scott and wife Deborah Robinson of Marion; and best friend Pearlie Mae. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Silas D. Robinson.
Funeral Services were at 1 p.m., Monday Oct. 27 at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery.

Edwards
Larry D. Edwards, 68, of Tolu died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at his home.  He was a member of the Christian faith and a United States Air Force veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred A. Edwards of Tolu; sons, Terry Duncan and wife Marie of New Jersey and Glen Duncan of Marion; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Modina Edwards; four brothers; and two sisters.
Memorial services were at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Whites Chapel Cemetery. Millitary rites were given at the cemetery on Tuesday.

Watson
April Renay (Stone) Watson, 51, of Marion died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary in Marion.
Surviving are her husband of 31 years, Tim Watson; a daughter, Dusty Dawn Baker of Marion; a sister, Tanya Hardesty of Marion; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother; and her parents, James H. and Wanda N. Sherer Stone.
Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at White’s Chapel Cemetery. Boyd Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Hughes
Thomas Edward “Tommy” Hughes, 66, of Marion, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 2014 in Henderson, Ky. Hughes grew up in the Mattoon Community and graduated from Crittenden County High School in 1965. He later attended Murray State University where he earned a degree in business administration.
Hughes worked many years in the coal mining industry where he held various positions. He was also a teacher in Union County and most recently at Madisonville Community College where he retired in June 2013. Hughes was a member of Retired Teachers Association and attended Marion United Methodist Church. He was an amateur artist, avid outdoorsman and sportsman who enjoyed his family farm. He was involved in community projects and was instrumental in the design and development of Riverview Park at Dam 50. He will be remembered for his love of life and good conversation. 
Hughes is survived by his wife, Rosie Hughes of Marion; daughters, Danielle and husband Brian Hunt of Marion and Nicole and husband Tim Tucker of West Jefferson, N.C.; stepsons Mike Rogers of Hopkinsville and Mark Rogers of Walnut Cove, N.C.; sisters Colleen Harbour of Marion and Lisa Dycus of Kuttawa; four grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Leon and Hallie Hughes.
Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 26 at Myers Funeral Home with Rev. David Combs officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Brandon
Sarah L. Brandon, 86, of Paducah, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She had worked in the Marion office of her husband, Dr. Richard Miles Brandon for 31 years.
Brandon was a member of the Marion United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Sara K. Ransdell, Gulfport of Miss., and son Richard “Sam” Brandon of Georgetown, Ky.;  grandsons, Brandon Blake and R.M. Brandon; granddaughter, Sarah Katherine Grace Brandon; great-grandson, Waylon H. Tussey; and great-granddaughter, J. Claire Blake.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Grace Whiteside Knight; her husband, Dr. Richard Miles Brandon; a son, Miles Brandon; a grandson, Calvin R. Parker; and a sister.
Funeral services are at noon Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with entombment at Mapleview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m., until the time of the service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or the Marion United Methodist Church building fund, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY 42064. 

Travis
Rev. Dr. Rodney H. Travis, 69, of Hopkinsville, Ky., died at Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by family and loved ones after a 12-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. Burial was at the Mexico Baptist Church Cemetery in Mexico, Ky. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.
 A native of Marion, he was born Aug. 26, 1945 the son of Catherine Travis of Hopkinsville and the late Haskall Travis. He graduated from Georgetown College, received his master’s from Southern Seminary and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University.  He served as a pastor for 42 years and was president of the Missouri Baptist Convention in 1994. He pastored churches in Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri.  
Travis remained a member of First Baptist Church Hopkinsville and was named pastor emeritus following his retirement. 
Surviving are his mother; his wife: Sue Tabor Travis; his daughters: Shawn Travis of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Tiffany Travis Sexton of Nashville, Tenn.; and three granddaughters:  Addie, Olivia and Emily Sexton, all of Nashville, Tenn.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, 1400 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.