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BrownChester Wayne Brown, 81, of Marion died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church and the Dycusburg Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his sons, Terry W. Brown of Franklin, Ky., and Steve K. Brown of Marion; sisters, Bobbie Brasher of Marion, Ada Peek of Mishawaka, Ind., and Kathy Nelson of Mishawaka, Ind.; two grandchildren, Lisa Brown and Jason Brown; and five great-grandchildren, Alexis Lowe, Danika Brown, Austin Williams, Madelyn Brown and Nora Brown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Brown; brothers and sisters, Dorothy Patton, Johnny Brown, Jean Fitzgerald, Edna Calvert, Clara Lou Jackson, Joyce Williamson and twins, Thomas Ray Brown and Verna May Brown; and his parents, Ross and Namoi Cox Brown.  
Services were Saturday, May 12 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.  Burial was at Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery.

Lewis
Bobby Joe “Drop” Lewis, 75, of Marion died Monday, May 14, 2018, at his home.
He was a retired coal miner from Peabody Camp No. 1 and a member of Union Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Rosene Lewis of Marion; a son, Justin (Tammy) Lewis of Marion; a grandson, Seth Lewis of Marion; and sisters, Olivia (Bob) Hillyard of Marion and Judi Thompson of Ledbetter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Helen Johnson Lewis; and a brother, Larry “Lap” Lewis.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation will be held Friday May 18 from 5-8 p.m. and beginning Saturday at 9 a.m.

Ramage
Phillip Ray Ramage, 65, of Burna died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Livingston Hospital in Salem.
He was a community servant, having been a founder of the Livingston County EMS and the first to introduce Advanced Lifesaving Support (ALS) to Livingston County’s ambulance service. In the early 1980s, he was a deputy sheriff. Ramage also played in multiple bands and enjoyed playing the guitar. 
Surviving are his daughter, Kaysie Yaw (Chris) of Burna; sons, Dennis Ramage (Tyler) of Paducah and Kevin Ramage of Burna; brothers, Norris Ramage of Mexico and Thomas Dunkerson of London, Ky.; and five grandchildren, Kaylie Yaw, Christen Yaw, Dylan Yaw, Olivia Ramage and Mason Ramage.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Ramage; a brother, Wayne Ramage; and parents, James Dennis “Jim Dent” and Reba Slayden Ramage.
Services were Tuesday, May 15 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was at Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Kayse
Louise Kayse, 95, of Salem died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She enjoyed the arts of embroidery, quilting and growing flowers. She was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church and American Legion Auxilary Post 217.
Surviving are a son, Curtis A. Kayse (Martha) of Salem; daughter, Jean Hosick of Burna; sister, Mary Curnel of Salem; niece, Lisa Brasher of Burna; grandchildren, Kim Gray of Burna, Karla Calhoun of Paducah, Scott Kayse of Marion and Lucinda Barrett of Georgia; great-grandchildren, Kobin Gray, Jed Gray, Silas Gray, Parker Kayse and Lance Kayse; and great-great-grandchild, Tillette Gray.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Kayse; sister, Grace Adams; brothers, Charles “Doodie” Brasher and Roy Brasher; and her parents, Thomas Vernon and Edna Lois Ramage Brasher.
Services were Wednesday, May 16 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.  Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Masonic Lodge 81, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Tabor

Charles Gilbert Tabor, 76, of Marion died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at his home.
He loved to deer hunt, fish and to barbecue. He was of the Baptist faith.
Tabor is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma Tabor of Marion; two sons, Darrin (Laura) Tabor of Marion and Greg (Jayna) Tabor of Marion; three brothers, Donald Tabor of Marion, Paul Tabor of Marion and Lonnie Tabor of Grand Rivers; and five grandchildren, Alexis, Xander, Rheavynn, Ryleigh and Rien Tabor.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Joyce; a brother, Hollis Tabor; and his parents, Hershel and Imogene Brown Tabor.
Funeral services were Friday, April 27 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was in Asbridge Cemetery.

York
Nancy Dianne York, 74, of Marion died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She was a member of Barnett Chapel General Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Pam LaRue and Jeff York of Marion; grandchildren, Mandy York of Salem, Paige York of Louisville, Ryan York of Carlisle, Ill. and Bobbie Ann LaRue of Paducah; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Joanie Glore of Marion; a niece, Michelle Hewitt of Marion; and special friend Don Shaffer of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. York; parents, Grover Wallace and Sylvia Faye Stone; and a nephew, Eugene Glore.
Services were Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mexico Cemetery.

Young
Ralph Dale Young, 85, of Benton, formerly of Kuttawa, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Springlake Health and Rehabilitation in Salem.
He was a member of Lake City Baptist Church.
Young is survived by his wife, Gladys Lucille Powell Young; one son, Keith (Teresa) Young of Kuttawa; one daughter, Regina (Ronnie) Asher of Marion; one stepson, Steve (Debbie) Ford of Benton; one sister, Imogene Burd of Hopkinsville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Melton Young and Eula Cravens Young; one brother, Lindy Young; and a stepson, Joe Ford.
Funeral services were Friday, May 4 at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Robert Simpkins officiating. Burial was in Rolling Hills Cemetery in Eddyville.

Belt
George Brian Belt, 46, of Morganfield, formerly of Marion, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at his home in Morganfield.
Survivors include his children, Cyrus and Mariah Belt both of Princeton; mother, Linda Belt Lynch of Marion; grandson, Braxton Lamb of Princeton; and a brother, Stephen Belt of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifton R. Belt.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with burial at Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Decker
Neil Thomas Decker, 64, of Marion died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at his home.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ. He worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and also owned and operated Duke’s Racquet Club and Rough Country Golf Course.
Survivors include a sister, Abbie Erin Tyler of Nashville, Tenn.; a brother, Dale Cameron Decker and wife Darla of Greensburg, Ky.; two nieces and two nephews: Kyle Decker and wife Stephanie, Leah Barrett and husband Brad, John Hamby and wife, Chie and Laura Hamby; great-nieces and nephews, MaKaylee Decker, Zoey Barrett, Riley Decker, Zane Barrett and Charlie Hamby; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Kendall Decker and Mildred Irene McConnell Decker; his biological mother, Laura Ellen Minton Decker; and a sister, Deborah Renee Hamby.
A memorial service will be held at Mexico Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on June 2.
Memorials may be made to Norton Children’s Hospital at NortonChildrens.com/donate.
Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gregory
John Scott Gregory, 74, of Marion died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was a farmer.
Surviving are a son, David (Chelsea) Gregory of Marion; a daughter, Cheri Gregory of Marion; a grandson, Kyler Goodwin of Marion; brothers, Richard (Jan) Gregory and Bill Gregory of Marion; and a sister, Rose Gregory of Paducah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Virginia Sullenger Gregory; and his wife, Nina Elaine Slack Gregory.
Services were at noon Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Shelby

Leva D. Shelby, 94, of Marion died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Crittenden Health Systems.
She was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Shelby is survived by a daughter, Annetta Rae Spencer of Clarksville, Tenn.; a son, Edward Ray Travis of Michigan; grandchildren, Trevor R. Travis and Kendell Travis, both of Charleston, S.C.; and a great-granddaughter, Sydney Marie Spencer of Clarksville.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred A. Travis; her second husband, William O. Shelby; her parents, Virgil and Pearl Duffy; three brothers; and five infant children.
Services were scheduled Saturday May 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Martin
Bonnie June Martin, 84, of Marion died Monday, April 30, 2018, at Crittenden Health Systems. 
She was a member of Cave Springs General Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jesse Logan Martin Jr. of Marion; children Larry (Kathy) Martin of Smith Mills, Ky., Donna (Barry) Workman of Marion, John (Sharon) Martin of Marion and James Anthony "Tony" (Miranda) Martin of Marion; a sister, Linnie Shelton of Evansville, Ind.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John A. and Mary Conger; a brother, Wendell Gray "Bo" Conger; and sisters Suzanne James and Mary Louise Shaffer.
Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today (Thursday, May 3) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, with interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. today service time at the funeral home.

Driver
Ralph Raymond Driver, 80, of Knox, Ind., and a Crittenden County native, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He born on May 13, 1937, in Dycusburg.
Driver worked in construction and automobile repair. He was a member of the Highway Gospel Church of God in Hamlet, Ind., where he was active in the church band.
He is survived by his wife, Ronna Lou (Cowsert) Drive; four sons, Ralph Raymond (Denise) Jr. of Plymouth, Ind., Michael Lynn (Sheena) of Portage, Ind., Roger Nolan (Mary Anne) of Demotte, Ind., and William Lee (Becky) of South Haven, Ind.; four daughters, Sharon Jo Roth of Monterey, Ind., Linda Chirie Baton of South Haven Ind., Tammy Elaine Quinn of Chesterton, Ind., and Sandra Louise (Allen) Beckett of North Judson, Ind.; two brothers, Faron Driver of Marion and Kamen Driver of Farmington, Ky.; six sisters, Becky Conger, Detra Campbell and Geraldine Neighbors, all of Marion, and Viva Tinsley of Hopkinsville, Brenda Roberts of Old Hickory, Tenn., and Starr (Tom) Lewellyn of Coldwater, Ky.; 31 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Driver was preceded in death by a wife, Joyce (Burchell); a wife, Brenda (Bridget) Duhon; his parents, Allie Ray (Porter) and Nellie Gladys (Knight) Driver; a brother, Clifton Garth Driver; and four sisters, Verna Ray Driver, Thelma Lee Sexton, Glyna Ruth Sanders and Gloria Fern Blackmon. 
Funeral services were Monday, April 16 at the Highway Chapel Church of God. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in North Judson, Ind.

Fox
William C. "Bill" Fox, 83, of Marion died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a member and deacon of Marion Baptist Church, multiple Past Master of Bigham Lodge No. 256, owner of Henry & Henry Monument Co. and chairman of the Marion Cemetery Association for many years.
Fox is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joan Henry Fox of Marion; a daughter, Dianne (Virgil) Newcom of Marion; a son, Wm. A. "Billy" (Charlotte) Fox of Marion; grandchildren, Perry (Tina) Newcom of Marion, Angie (Randy) Head of Henderson, Julia (Tim) Dean of Ithaca, N.Y., Mandy (Kent) Curnel of Marion and Abby Fox of Marion; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Jimmy (Jennifer) Fox of Paducah; a sister, Elizabeth Campbell of Kissimmee, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Collin Fox and Edith Winters Fox Russell; brothers Tommy and Doug Fox; and sister Lois Hicks.
Services were Wednesday, May 2 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
Masonic rites were held at Tuesday, May 1 at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Marion Cemetery Association, Marion Baptist Church, Bigham Lodge No. 256 or the charity of your choice.

Sullenger
Betty French Sullenger, 89, of Marion died Monday, April 30, 2018, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab. She was born June 12, 1928, in Princeton. 
Sullenger was a graduate of Butler High School in Princeton. She was a member of Marion United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was active in United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Crittenden County Cancer Society and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Joe) Yarbrough of Marion; grandchildren Wheeler Yarbrough of Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Alexandra (Kevin) Bruenderman of Louisville; great-grandchildren Henry and Lauren Bruenderman of Louisville; and a brother, Houston French of Raleigh, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Sullenger, and her parents, Frank and Touxie French.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 3) at Mapleview Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Marion United Methodist Church Stained Glass Restoration Fund.


Haegelin 
Joyce E. Haegelin, 79, of Marion died Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation.
Surviving are two daughters, Athena (Dwayne) Driskill of Murray and Donna (Winfred) Green of Marion; a son, Donald "Cal" (Shelia) Brasher of Marion; two brothers, Dennis Tabor and Randy Tabor; four sisters, Erelene Brown, Pat Workman, Lori Young and Doris Vance; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Haegelin; her parents, Luther and Sally Tabor; and two brothers, Douglas Tabor and Bruce Tabor.
Services were Sunday, April 22 at Seven Springs Baptist Church. Burial was at Frances Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas
 

Mary Ellen Thomas, 77, of Marion died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker and member of St. William Catholic Church.
Thomas is survived by three sons, Kevin C. Lowe, Gurnee II and Kurt A. Lowe, all of Marion, and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Thomas, and her parents, John and Anne Krenek Wenclawski.
A funeral mass was celebrated at St. William Catholic Church Thursday, April 19. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Stone

 Anna F. "Sissy" Stone, 79, of Calvert City, formerly of Marion, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.
She is survived by her children, Loye (Jeanie) Stone and Rita (Timothy) Binkley, both of Marion; a brother, Jimmy Terry of Smithland; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard E. Stone, and her parents, James M. and Anna Laura Terry.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today Thursday, April 26 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. today until service time.


Owen
 Sharon Rogers Owen, 54, of Marion died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.  
Surviving is a son, Justin Michael Pitre of Princeton; her mother, Ruth Rogers of Marion; sisters Connie Cedotal of Lafayette, La., and Joan Derouran of Houston, Texas; a brother, Cleve Rogers of Westwego, La.; and a grandchild, Dominick Pitre of Alabama.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Lee Pitre Jr.; and her father, Cleveland Rogers.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial will follow at Dyer Hill Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 9 a.m., to the funeral hour in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors.

McKinney
Willard D. "Mac" McKinney, 63, of Marion died Friday, April 13, 2018, at Crittenden Health Systems.
Survivors include his wife, Linda McKinney of Marion; a son, William McKinney of Marion; grandchildren, Travis McKinney of Marion, Gage McKinney of Mayfield and Dylan Yates of Marion.; a brother, Bruce (Velda) McKinney of Lola; a sister, Joan Sims of Illinois; a sister-in-law, Mary (Dennis) Hrapeck of Marion; a brother-in-law, Bill Nesbitt of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard D. and Lillie McKinney Sr.
Memorial services were Tuesday, April 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Jacobs
 

Sandra Kay Jacobs, 65, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at her home.
She is survived by three daughters, Cathy Poindexter and Teresa Price, both of Marion, and Jackie Chandler of Sturgis; two sons, Michael Douglas Jacobs and Roy Jeffry Jacobs, both of Marion; a brother, Willie Millikan; five sisters, Brenda Millikan, Rita Lynch, Patricia Sisco, Donna Herron and Dana Davidson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jacobs was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Roy Douglas Jacobs; her parents, A.J. and Mary K. Millikan; a brother, James Millikan; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were Wednesday, April 18 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Frances Cemetery.
 

Loveless 
Edna Grace (Sholar) Loveless, 95, of Marion, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at her home.
She was a lifetime member of Loveless Chapel Pentecostal Church in Salem.
Survivors include 10 children, David (Shirley) Loveless of Benton, Carolyn Leister of Marion, Jeannie (Donnie) Curnel of Marion, Gayla (Calvin) Clark of Princeton, Buddy (Karen) Loveless of Virginia Beach, Va. Deanna (Phil) Tosh of Princeton, Larry (Cindy) Loveless of Sturgis, Loetta (Larry) Walker of Cadiz, Tony (Debbie) Loveless of Lincoln, Neb., and Randy (Mary) Loveless of Marion; and several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, D.C. Loveless; a son Gary H. Loveless; a great-grandson, Jordon Loveless; great-granddaughter Emily Turner; and parents, Rufus Maurice and Roxey Evelyn (Davis) Sholar of Bumpus Mills, Tenn.
Services were Friday, April 13 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem. Burial was at Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Loveless Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Thelma Kirk, 2028 U.S. 60 E., Salem, KY 42078.

Holloman
 

Robert L. Holloman, 81, of Marion died Monday, April 16, 2018, at Baptist Health Paducah.
Survivors include his stepson, George Michael (Cheryl) Combs of Franklin; a sister, Rosie Stark of Florida; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linnie Louise Holloman; parents, William Raymond and Elsie Alice Holloman; and a brother, Bill Holloman.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Frances Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. Thursday until service time at the funeral home.


Fritts 
David Orlan Fritts, 95, of Corydon, formerly of Marion, died Friday, April 6, 2018 at his home.
Survivors include his children, Daniel (Marilyn) Fritts of Robards, Patricia Leet of Corydon, Robert Glen (Sue) Gass of Owensboro and Regina Fritts Preston of Henderson; grandchildren, Shannon Gail and her husband Tommy Graham, Douglas Dale Fritts of Henderson, Tammy Sue Fritts Bealmear of Henderson, David Harrison (Shelly) Fritts  and Aaron Thomas Fritts both of Marion, John Phillip (Amber) Fritts of Henderson, James Daniel (Tonia) Fritts of Evansville, Jo Nell Lawrence and Tousha Lynn Hagan of Henderson, John Carl Polley of Henderson, Nev., Andrea Arlene (Chris) Wells of Greenville, Jason Shane (Misti) Cooper of Madisonville, Desiree Nicole Wright of Corydon, Haley Nichole Preston of Henderson, Thalytha Blair of Anchorage, Alaska, Anna Hong of South Korea, Eric Wayne Gass of Evansville and Christopher Glen Gass of Owensboro; 33 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Lois Fritts; sons, David Randall Fritts and Dwight Fritts; a daughter, Marsha Arlene Fritts; parents, John Phillp and Willie Maude Fritts; and five brothers.
Services were Monday, April 9 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Crooked Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may made to Crooked Creek Cemetery, 101 Crooked Creek Church Road, Marion, KY 42064.


Wright

Naomi Wright, 81, of Marion died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
Surviving are three children, Eddie Wright, Melinda Wright-Cain and Phillip Wright, all of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Wright; and parents William and Georgia Duvall.
Services were Monday, April 2 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

Anderson
Celia M. Anderson, 105, of Vincennes, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Monday, March 26, 2018, at Gentle Care Nursing Home in Vincennes.
She was born Nov. 25, 1912 in Point Pleasant, Mo., to Robert and Jane (Driver) Faidley.
Anderson was a seamstress and had contracts to make toaster covers and oven mittens for Sears and other stores. She loved to sew, cook and take care of her family.
Survivors include a son, Dennis (Catherine) Anderson of Oaktown, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Kathleen Anderson and James Joseph Anderson. She is also survived by two nieces, Betty (Teer) Tabor and Helen (Teer) Cullen of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Orval J. Anderson, who died on Sept. 15, 1977; her brother, Sherman Faidley; and two sisters, Bertha Crane and Gussie Teer.
Graveside services were Thursday, March 29 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes. Gardner Brockman Funeral Home in Vincennes was in charge of arrangements.
 

McDonald
Former Crittenden County football coach Walter D. “Dickie” McDonald, 74, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at his home in Henderson under the care of St. Anthony's Hospice.
McDonald held a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree from Murray State University. He was a teacher and football coach for several schools in western Kentucky, including Henderson County, Crittenden County, Union County, Owensboro Apollo and McLean County. McDonald served as the Rockets football coach from 1970 to 1973.
In addition to being a Kentucky Colonel, he was a member of the National Education Association, the Kentucky Education Association and was a life-time member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Jane McDonald; three daughters, Jodi Rafferty of Owensboro, Krista McDonald of Henderson and Done’ McAlvain of Henderson; two brothers, Thomas and Randy McDonald, both of Henderson; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Naomi McDonald; and a brother, Claudie McDonald.
Services were Friday, March 30 at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson with Rev. Jeff Ferguson officiating. Entombment was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Henderson.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 S. Green St. Henderson, KY 42420.
 

Garner
Betty Jane Garner, 85 of Augusta, Ga., died Wednesday March 21, 2018.
She was a native of Marion and had live in Augusta since 1961. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Loyd Garner of Augusta; sons, David (Lynn) Worley of Augusta; Clifton Etheridge of Marion; daughters, Loretta Eberle of Marion; Margretta (Wayne) Travis of Marion; Bernadine Travis of Marion; a brother, Newman (Betty) Travis of Marion; a sister, Shirley Byford of Marion; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Ernestine Scott and Billie Ryan; and brothers, Charles Travis and James “Bub" Travis.
Graveside services were Saturday, March 24 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating.


Moore 
Helen Moore, 99, of Marion died Monday, March 26, 2018, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab in Marion. 
She retired in 1980 after 42 years as an educator in Crittenden County.
Moore attended Marion United Methodist Church for 99 years and was a member for 91 years. She was an 80-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Crittenden County Historical Society, Kentucky and Crittenden County retired teachers associations, Fohs Hall Inc., Community Arts Foundation and Helen Moore Circle at Marion United Methodist Church. She was a Kentucky Colonel and in 2015, she was inducted as a Crittenden County Distinguished Alumnus.
Survivors include her close friend Phyllis Sykes of Marion, several cousins and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Burnett and Bessie Moore, and sisters Hazel and Corine Moore.
Services were scheduled for noon Wednesday, March 28 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Stain Glass Renovation Fund of Marion United Methodist Church, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY. 42064.

Gillihan
Charles Kent Gillihan, 81, of Hardin, formerly of Fredonia, died Monday, March 19, 2018.
He will be remembered for his love of family, pride in his Native American heritage and by the beautiful cedar flutes he made. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Atochem of Calvert City.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Gillihan of Hardin; sons, Christopher (Donna) Gillihan of Paducah and Stephen (Diana) Gillihan of Altus, Okla.; a daughter, Kelly (Kelly) Park of Benton; step-daughters, Julie (Brad) McKendree of Hardin; Sandie (Frank) Allbritten of Naples, Fla.; Wendy (Jerry) Sublette of Gilbertsville; grandchildren, Cory (Katie) Gillihan of Pittsburgh, Penn., Nolan (Marissa) Park of Morris, Ill., Grant Park of Louisville, Justin (Melissa) McKendree of Hardin, Katie (Nick) Tomaszewski of Hopkinsville, Cayla Sublette of Murray; great-grandchildren, Zachary McKendree and Lillian Collins; and a sister, Connie Best of Paducah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Lorena Draffen Gillihan; and a brother, James Gillihan.
A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements were under the direction of Myers Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorials may be made to Murray Calloway County Hospital Hospice, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.


Helmkamp
Daniel John Helmkamp, 85, of Marion died Monday March 26, 2018, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. 
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church, Clinton Masonic Lodge of Princeton, served as Grand Marshall For Eastern Star in Kentucky for 2004 and 2005 and served as District Deputy Grand Master for Grand Lodge of Kentucky and District Deputy Grand Master for Grand Lodge of Kentucky from 2005-06.  Helmkamp also loved woodworking, golf, swimming and travel.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Helmkamp of Marion; children, Daniel Helmkamp of Wauseon, Ohio, Claudia Helmkamp of Toledo, Ohio. and Charlotte Helmkamp of Nevada; stepchildren, Ronnie (Teresa) Beavers of Marion, Pam (Randall) Turley of Marion and Patty (Baron) Guess of Marion; sister, Donna Hoffmeister of Maryland; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded by his parents, Henry and Gertrude Helmkamp, and stepson Donnie Beavers.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Thursday March 29) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield. The family was to receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and Masonic Rites were held that night.

Miller
Jake Miller Sr., 58, of Marion died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and being outdoors. 
Surviving are his wife, Joanie Harris Miller of Marion; sons, Jesus Jake Miller Jr., of Marion and Jake Edward Cummings of Owensboro; a brother, Gary Miller of Paducah; sisters, Mary Robinson of Boaz, Verda Speres of Boaz, Marilyn Hunter of Marion, Kathy Mathis of Marion and Connie Page of Grand Rivers; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Elsie Null Miller; and brother, Donnie Miller.
Services were Monday, March 26 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. David Key officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Brantley
Marlin Bruce “Butch” Brantley, 68, of Sturgis died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his home.
He was a retired coal miner at Island Creek & Pyro Mining Co. He was avid deer hunter, fisherman and UK basketball fan.
Surviving are a daughter, Chris Buchanan of Sturigs; a granddaughter, Jaylyn Brantley of Lascassas, Tenn.; and a brother, Richard Brandley of Marion.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Karen Brantley; a daughter, Jessica Brantley; his parents, Allie Ray and Marlene Brantley; and two sisters Glenda “Faye” Walker and Rhonda Teague.
Services were Sunday March 25 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Bro. Schuyler Brantley officiating. Burial was at  Rosebud Cemetery in Marion.
 

Deen
Peggy Hodge Deen died Sunday, March 11, 2018.
She was born and raised in Crittenden County. She graduated from Marion High School and then obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Bethel Women's College in Hopkinsville.
She married Daniel Alan Deen, an executive for an international company, and moved from Kentucky to raise her young family in El Salvador, Guatemala and Brazil.
The daughter of Allie and Ina Teer Hodge, she returned to her home in Frances after her husband's retirement. There, she became reacquainted with friends and family. She was a wonderful cook, an accomplished seamstress and an avid quilter.
Deen volunteered at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah for many years, and she was an election officer for Crittenden County. She enjoyed both as it allowed her to share time and ideas with so many.
She was devoted to her husband of 62 years, her three daughters and their husbands, her nine grandchildren and her seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Frances this summer.

Moodie 
Boyce Moodie III, 83, of Smithland died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Baptist Health Paducah.
Moodie was well known for his involvement in the western Kentucky and southern Illinois fluorspar industry, in which he was a fourth generation operator. He worked extensively in mineral exploration in the United States, North Korea, China and Russia. He was a graduate of McCallie Military Academy.  He was also a sportsman who enjoyed duck hunting, traveling and was a University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Kathleen Vick Moodie of Smithland; sons, Brian Thompson Moodie (Vickie Y.) of Grand Rivers and Frank Boyce “Bo” Moodie, IV (Terri) of Bayou; a daughter, Natalie Gayle Bash (Dan) of Marshall County; a step-daughter, Shannon Rushing (Mike) of Burna; a brother, Harry Moodie (Anne) of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brian McDonald of Sharpe, Erin Marie Moodie of Franklin, Tenn.,  Teris Swanson (Caleb) of Ledbetter, Magdalyn Sanders (Amon) of Overland Park, Kan.; step-grandchildren,  Eric Bash of Paris, Tenn., Andrew Bash of Mayfield, Jessie Smith (Justin) of Burna,  and Emma Rushing of Burna; great grandchildren, Gabriella Sanders, Reygan Sanders and Jase Smith; and nieces, Julie Cunningham and Kate Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Boyce Moodie Jr. and Marie Watts Moodie.  
Services were Sunday, March 18 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Ed Clement officiating. Burial was at Smithland Cemetery.

Ellingham

 Jacqueline Ellingham, 70, of Marion died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Livingston Hospital.
Survivors include her son, Joey Cooke of Mount Hope, Ontario; a daughter, Toby Staven of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Susan Cates of Marion and Penny Jankovic of Crown Point, Ind.; brothers, Danny (Joy) Cooke of Florida and Theodore (Patty) Cooke of Washington State; niece, Jennifer (D'Wayne) Day of Smithland; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Kathleen Cooke and a brother, Joseph Cooke.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Morrow
 

Ralph H. Morrow, 93, of Marion died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include his cousin, Carolyn Crass of Murray.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annis Lorene Morrow.
Services were at 1 p.m. March 21 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery. 

Lowe
 

Andy “Billy” Lowe, 60, of Princeton died Thursday, March 15, 2018, at his home.
He was an auto body technician and a member of Creswell Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Diane Lowe of Princeton; son, Marc Lowe of Marion; daughter, Stacy Cooper of Murray; four granddaughters; a brother, Wayne Coleman of Frances; and a sister, Cathy Fugate of Mortons Gap.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Lowe; and his mother, Mary Coleman.
Services were Monday, March 19 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial at Frances Cemetery.

Love

Bettie Babb Love, 96, of Louisville, formerly of Smithland, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Louisville East Nursing Home in Louisville.  
She loved her farm, especially planting flowers, working her garden, and taking care of her cattle. She also enjoyed baking and canning and won several ribbons over the years at the Livingston County Fair.
Surviving are a daughter, Jannie Ackerman of Louisville; two sisters, Bertha Fires of Reidland and Marie Lillis of Torrance, Calif.; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Wayne) Goldberg of Southlake, Texas, Jeffrey (Beth) and Rebecca Ackerman of Louisville, Ky.; four great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jayden, Sam and Seth; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mattie Green Waddy; three sisters, Louise Chadwick, Mamie Blackwell and Clara Turner; and two brothers, Joe and Pete Waddy.
Services were Monday, March 12 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Gerald Brunett officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ledbetter.

Dodson
Jack C. Dodson, 77, of Marion died Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Crittenden Hospital.
A native of Wayne County, Ky., he was a retired General Baptist Minister, retired from Whirlpool after 33 years, graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and attended Marion Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Christine Dodson of Marion; children, Daphnie (Rocky) Tinsley of Marion, Clark (Stephanie) Dodson of Medina, Tenn., and Latisha (Randy) Belt of Marion; brother, Rev. William Dodson of Princeton; sister, Leriene Lair of Elfers, Fla.; grandchildren, Bridget (Jared) Boone, Jessica (Derek) Sherer, Mandy Renea Dodson, Colin and Devin Belt; great grandchildren, Lilah, Oakley, Rex, Cohen, Drew and Kendall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Mahala Elizabeth Dodson; and brothers, Paul and Elvin Ernest “Junior” Dodson.
Services were Monday, March 12 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.  
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 304, Salem, KY 42078.

Curry
Joe Glenn Curry, 86, of Salem died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at his home.     
He enjoyed fishing, riding in his 18-foot boat, and loved to barbecue for his friends.  
Surviving are his wife, Loretta Belt Curry of Salem; and a daughter, Kelsey Pierce of Paducah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph “Buddy” and Estelle Harmon Curry.
A private graveside memorial service was held Tuesday, March 6 at Carrsville Cemetery. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Cobb
Cena Mae Cobb, 81, of Salem died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Salem Springlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are a sister, Sue Adams, and her husband Shelby Bridwell of Salem; a brother, Jimmy Deon “Joe” Cobb and his wife Jean Ann of Burna; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Thomas and Betty Josephine Loveless Cobb.
Services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial will follow at Loveless Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 11 a.m., until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

Enoch
Charles Willard Enoch Jr., 49, of Marion died Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Enoch of Marion; sons, Jason and Jordan Enoch of Marion; a brother, Randy (Kim) Enoch of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a nephew, Caleb Enoch of Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Willard Sr., and Nina Enoch.
Services were Friday, March 9 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. 

Mills
Claude Morgan Mills, 75, of Tolu died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Crittenden Hospital in Marion.
Surviving are three sons, Jay Mills of Corona, Calif., Keith Mills of Tolu and Stoney (Candy) Mills of Marion; a sister, Betty Lamb of Dunlap, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Lindsay Little of Louisville, Adeline Mills of Louisville, Morgan Charles Mills of Corona, Calif., Wyatt LeRay Mills of Corona, Calif., Heather Penn of Marion, Andrea Hackney of Marion and Abigail Mills of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lena Sue Tinsley Mills; his parents, Claude and Alene Mills; and a sister, Anita Jones.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18 at Whites Chapel Cemetery in Irma. 
Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

King
Darlene King, 59, of Salem died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Livingston Hospital.
She enjoyed cooking and fishing, and attended Miracle Word Church. 
Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Greg King of Salem; daughter, Jennifer Workman of Salem; two sons, Brian King and James (Lisa) King both of Salem; a brother, Jamie Cox of Marion; and four grandchildren, Sharon, Autumn, Savannah and Ryder King.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Louise Brannam Cox; a sister, Gwen Mayden; and granddaughter, Izabella Workman.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, March 16 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Gary Hardesty officiating.  Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, March 15 from 5-8 p.m., at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Travis
Johnie Allen Travis, 87, of Marion died Friday, March 2, 2018 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a retired employee of Kentucky Utilities and a member and elder at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War.
Surviving are sons, Randy (Diane) Travis of Grand Junction, Tenn.; Larry Travis of Marion; Micheal (Melinda) Travis of Marion; daughter, Kathy (Jack) Moore of Marion; five grandchildren, Justin Beard, Jason Beasley, Jay Michael Travis, Jacob Hunt and Kaylin Travis; three great-grandchildren, Quentin and Greyson Beard and Jayden Duncan; a brother, Homer Ray Travis of Marion; and a sister, Peggy Easley of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Craighead Travis; and parents, Homer and Ora Hillyard Travis.
Services were Monday, March 5 at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial at the church cemetery. 

Black
Harry Richard Black, 49, of New Haven, Ill., died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at his father’s home in Joy.   
He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, walking the fields and hunting for arrowheads.
Surviving are his sons, Cory Miller of Kansas City, Mo., and Travis Lavarier of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; father, Doug Black of Joy; sister, Shannon Bowles (Charles) of New Haven, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Shelton Black.
Graveside services were Monday, March 5 at Bethel Cemetery with Bro. E.J. Saints officiating.  
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

Matheny
Geneva Marie Matheny, 89, of Madisonville died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
She was a charter member of Love United Baptist Church in Madisonville.  
Surviving are three daughters, Pam Lawrence, Carla Dawson and Valisa (Frank) Hodges, all of Madisonville; three sons, Don (Janet) Matheny of Marion, Dannie (Monica) Matheny of Madisonville and Mark (Rae Ann) Matheny of Madisonville; 13 grandchildren, Stefanie Harris, Matt (Katrina) Dawson, Eric (Chrisi) Matheny, Devon (Ross) Atwell, Kerri (Wes) Cates, Michael (Misty) Matheny, Jennifer (Josh) Scott, Steele Pierson, Kelsey Hodges, Hannah Hodges, Rollie Matheny, Kaleb Matheny, and Zach Miller; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Carl Matheny; and her parents, Albert Stewart and Hattie Noffsinger Stewart. 
Services were Tuesday, March 6 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville with Bro. Mike Shocklee and Bro. Mike Neal officiating. Burial was at Love United Baptist Church Cemetery in Madisonville.
Memorials may be made to Love United Baptist Church or the Alzheimer's Association. 

Millikan
Phyllis Kay Millikan, 71, of Marion died Friday, March 2, 2018 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Edwards of Sturgis; sons, Jeff Millikan of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Jason Millikan of Morganfield; three grandsons; a granddaughter; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Zelma Lindle of Orlando, Fla., and Emma Fuller of Sturgis.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, William and Allie Truman Roberts; and husband, William Elmer Milligan.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at Old Bethel Cemetery in Union County. Arrangements have been under the direction of Myers Funeral Home in Marion.

Anderson
Patricia Gale Anderson, 74, of Madisonville, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at NHC Healthcare of Madisonville.
She was a retried coal miner.
Surviving are her sister, Betty Grable of Madisonville; a brother, Donald Higgins of Henderson; grandson, Colt Hardin of Murray; and step-sons, Chris Anderson Florida, Jeffery Scott of Newburgh, Ind., and Kevin Anderson of Evansville. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Allen Anderson; a son, John Scott Hardin; parents Walter and Amma Sullivan Higgins; and brothers, Walter and William Richard Higgins.
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Christopher
Margaret M. Christopher, 95, of Kuttawa died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Rivers Bend Retirement Community.
Survivors include a sister, Joan Jason of South Haven, Mich.; son, Stephen Christopher (Bonnie) of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter, Bonnie Perri (Frank) of Boise, Idaho; son, Michael Christopher (Judy) of Normal, Ill.; daughter, Julie Stout (Keith) of Eddyville; four grandchildren, Jacob, Emily, Nadine and Bethany; and four great-grandchildren, Annie, Gavin, Sadie and Daphne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Ella Gronlund; her husband, Nicholas Christopher; and two grandsons, Daniel and Nathan Christopher.   
She was a member of Casco United Methodist Church in South Haven, Mich. Services will be held at Casco United Methodist Church at a later date. Alexander Funeral Home in Evansville, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.

Werne
Libby Werne, 58, of Crittenden County died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.  
She enjoyed cooking and reading.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Richard “Rick” Werne of Marion; two daughters, Talaney Werne of Marion and Jaime Ruiz of Henderson; a son                               Terry Werne of Marion; a granddaughter Elena; three brothers, Buddy McBride of Evansville,  Johnny McBride of Dekoven and Tony McBride of Shawneetown, Ill.; and two sisters, Bonnie Cardwell of Clay and                                          Patsy McBride of Uniontown.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Iris McBride; and a sister, Connie Forwe.
Services were Sunday, Feb. 2 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Stacey Foster officiating.
Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield was in charge of arrangements.

Chambliss
Mollie Marie Chambliss, 93, of Salem died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Livingston Hospital.  
She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the Salem Birthday Club.  She enjoyed flowers, cooking and her grandchildren. 
Surviving are a daughter, Kelly (James) Curnel of Salem; and three grandchildren, Alivia, Logan and Payton Curnel; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Haskell Chambliss; a son, William H. Chambliss; three sisters; four brothers; and her parents, Lenny and Nellie Oliver.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Bro. Jr. Deason and Bro. Steve Tinsley officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Crawford
Dorothy Gilland Crawford, 92, of Smithland died at Livingston Hospital in Salem Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.
 She was born in Crittenden County to George Russell and Rena (Croft) Gilland on Feb. 20, 1926. At the age of 13, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of New Union General Baptist (Ditney) Church where she was the oldest member.
During World War II, she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” on the P47 plane in the defense plants of Evansville.  She occasionally shared with her daughters and others stories of the World War II era and especially the story of the celebrations in downtown Evansville upon Japan’s surrender.
After the war she married James Hetherington Crawford, who had returned from three years of military duty in Italy and North Africa.  Their marriage of 45 years ended with his death on Feb. 16, 1991.
A 25-year retiree of Potter and Brumfield/Siemens in of Marion, Crawford enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, reading her Bible and attending her church.  
Surviving are daughters Doris Cothron (Tom) of Smithland and Charlotte Holloman (Bob) of Marion; granddaughter Corye LaShea Holloman Vinson (Tee Tommy) of Ledbetter; great-grandson Luke Vinson of Ledbetter; sisters-in-law Wilma Gilland of Salem and Linda Gilland of Marion; and many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings Corene Grimmett, J.D. Gilland, Pauline Damron, Willie Paul Gilland, Rowena McKendree, Roberta May, Wanda Jewell Janes, Martha Sue Hensley; a niece; and four nephews.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with the Rev. Kenneth Watson officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
 Memorials may be made to the New Union General Baptist Building Fund c/o Hazel Croft, 607 Hook Drive, Salem, Kentucky 42078.

Bartley
Shirley Jean Bartley, 67, of Paducah died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.                
She liked to camp, fish, cook, play cards and work crossword puzzles.  
Surviving are her son, Keith Edward Bartley of Dover, Tenn.; daughters, Lisa Ann Morris of Paducah, Lawana Quertermous of Paducah and Melviea June Bartley of Dover; brothers, Calvin Crouch of Salem and Michael Crouch of Smithland; sisters, Carolyn Duty of North Carolina, Rita Pullen of West Paducah, Patricia Morrow of West Paducah and Pamela DeLargey of Smithland; grandchildren, Melissa, Eddie, Chris, Cory, and Breanna; and great-grandchild, Macey Ann.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Bartley; daughter, Stephanie Marie Bartley; brothers, Carl Crouch and Roy Crouch; parents, Calvin Crouch Sr. and Melvia Edmonds Crouch. 
Services were Sunday, Feb. 25 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Roger Devine and Bro. Calvin Crouch officiating.  Burial was at Ferguson Cemetery.

Belt
James “Herschel” Belt, 81, of Marion died Thursday, Feb.15, 2018 at his home.
He was a member, deacon and co-founder of Unity General Baptist Church, board member of the West Kentucky Association of General Baptist Churches, a United States Army veteran and he served as a tank driver for the 2nd Armored Division under the command of Gen. George Patton IV who was responsible for naming the unit “Hell On Wheels.”
Survivors include his wife, Lorna Sue Belt of Marion; children, Randy (Latisha) Belt of Marion and Angie (Matt) Prowell of Fredonia; brother, Bobby L. Belt of Marion; grandchildren, Bristyn Prowell and Colin and Devin Belt; and great-granddaughter, Kendall Buell.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Ruie “Doc” Belt and mother, Ollie Mae Williams; infant daughter, Y'Vonne Gay Belt; three sisters; and two brothers.
Services are were Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Unity General Baptist Church in Crayne. Burial was at Dunn Springs Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to the West Kentucky Association of General Baptist Churches.

Watkins
Durwood Thomas “Tommy” Watkins Jr., 65,  of Henderson died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.  
He was a veteran of the United States Army and United States National Guard. He was retired from Revco and Walmart distribution centers and was a member of Fuller Chapel Christian Church.
Surviving are his parents, Durwood Thomas Watkins Sr. and Clarice Coghill Watkins of Henderson; his wife, Cheryl Vaughn Watkins; a sister, Sharon W. Clark of Henderson; and a niece, Chastity Nicole Clark of Orlando, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Michelle Watkins.
A private service will be held at a later date. J.M. White Funeral Home in Henderson was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Fuller Chapel Christian Church, c/o Christy Pulley, 771 Edwards Road, Henderson, NC  27537.

Brantley
Hollis Gene Brantley, 85, of Princeton died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at West Kentucky Veteran's Center in Hanson.
 He was a retired trucker and previous owner of Brantley Furniture in Princeton. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a Teamster, member of Southside Baptist Church, member of Masonic Lodge and a member of VFW.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Brantley Cash and husband Ronnie of Princeton, Iris “Jeannie” Jenkins and husband Mark of Princeton; a son, Joe Brantley and wife Stacy of Princeton; five grandchildren, Dustin Cash, Brittany McGregor and husband Clayton, Heather Woodruff and husband Nick, Taylor Brantley, Meagan Crocker and husband Stephen; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Iris Ann Sheffer Brantley; parents, Golda Mae Quertermous Brantley and Alvis Barnett Brantley; two sisters, Wausecka Fitzgerald and Peggy Grimes; and a great-grandson, Kaidyn Cash Johnson.
Graveside services were Thursday, Feb. 15 at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Bro. Russ Davidson officiating.
Memorials may be mailed to, West Kentucky Veterans Center, 926 Veterans Dr., Hanson, KY 42413.

Brosnihan
Peggy Ann Brosnihan, 66, of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at her home.  
She was a member of Eddyville Assembly of God.
Survivors include her mother, Barbara Burlingame of Marion; a son, Shawn Szczublewski; and a sister, Kathy Girdler of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Brosnihan; her father, Kenneth Burlingame; and a brother, James Burlingame.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Radcliffe
Donald Wayne Radcliffe, 77, of Paducah died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at Baptist Health Paducah.
He spent the early part of his life as an employee of Nilo Barge line. He owned a farm in Crittenden County where he would hunt and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  He was a member of Salem Masonic Lodge #81.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patricia Lee Radcliffe of Paducah; a daughter Kim Dupree (Steve) of Paducah; two granddaughters, Brandy Holley (Brian) of Mt. Sterling and Aimee Thorn (Aaron) of Benton; five great grandchildren, Liza Holley, Chandler McCoy, Landen Thorn, Jack Holley and Anniston Thorn; a sister, Pam Clardy (Joe) of Benton; two nieces, and a nephew.
He was preceded by his parents, Ethel and Hal Radcliffe; three brothers, Terry, Eddie and Harold Radcliffe; and a sister, Shelby Radcliffe Barnes.
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Salem Masonic Lodge #81, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors, P O Box 26, Salem, KY  42078.

Lindsey
Roger Dale Lindsey, 38, of Marion died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Gail Lindsey of Marion; a companion, Stephanie Cope of Marion and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
A memorial visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Keeling
Martha Evelyn Keeling, 82 of Marion died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 as the result of an automobile accident on Fords Ferry Road in Crittenden County.
She was a homemaker and attended Marion First   Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Mona Manley of Marion; grandson, Josh Manley of  Dunmor, Ky.; granddaughters, Samantha Lyman of Elizabethtown, and Mandy    Dodson of Marion; great-grandsons, Hunter, Colton and Drew; a sister, Maudie Summers of Marion; and brother, Wayne Hunt of  Sturgis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Mary Sutton Hunt.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018  at Myers Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday.

Keeling
Wayne Keeling, 86 of Marion died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 as the result of an automobile accident on Fords Ferry Road in Crittenden County.
He was a retired postal employee, a Korean War veteran and attended Marion First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Mona Manley of Marion; grandson, Josh Manley of Dunmor, Ky.; granddaughters, Samantha Lyman of Elizabethtown, and Mandy    Dodson of Marion; great-grandsons, Hunter, Colton and Drew;  a brother, Jimmy Keeling of Peoria, Ill.; and a sister, Janice Faye Reutter of Evansville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Earl and Wilma Long Keeling.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018  at Myers Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday.

Taylor
Vicki Taylor, 54, of Ledbetter died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.                
Taylor was a member of Union Baptist Church.  She liked to draw and paint.
Surviving are two sons, Adam Reynolds of Ledbetter and Jake Flannery of Texas; parents, Phillip and Faye Dae of Ledbetter; and seven grandchildren, Rylan, Aislee, Alexia and Gunner Flannery, and Isaac, Xaander and Saalem Reynolds.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Orville and Elsie Cox and Homer and Euline Dae.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Justin Mason officiating. Burial was at Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery.

Gilland
Veronica Gilland, 68, of Sturgis died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.
Formerly of Central Falls, R.I., she resided in Sturgis for many years until her death. She and her husband had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16, 2017.
She enjoyed traveling, knitting, bingo and making candy with her husband.  She was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Sturgis.
Surviving are her husband Rickie Gilland of Sturgis; three children, Robert Gilland of Morganfield, Christie Shuecraft of Tolu and Kayla Gilland of Breckinridge Place in Morganfield; two sisters, Irene A. Laramee of Central Falls, R.I., and Kathryn M. Dunham of Searsmot, Maine; two brothers, John M. Gorton of Pawtucket, R.I., and Walter E. Gorton of Central Falls, R.I.; a mother-in-law, Wilma Gilland of Salem; four grandchildren, Jamie and Adrionna Gilland and Summer and Cameron Shuecraft; 12 nieces and nephews from Rhode Island; a nephew from Wisconsin; one niece and one nephew from Texas.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Robert Gorton; her father-in-law, J.D. Gilland; and her parents, John F. and Rose Marie (Haver) Gorton.
Services were Monday, Feb. 12 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Fr. Ryan Harpole officiating.  Burial will be at a later date at St. William Catholic Church Cemetery.

LaRue
Dan LaRue, 88 of Mayfield, a former longtime resident of Salem, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. 
LaRue graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in education and received a master’s degree in education from Murray State University. He retired from the Livingston County Board of Education in Smithland and worked as art teacher and guidance counselor at Livingston Central High School.
He was a four-year veteran of the United States Air Force.
Surviving are a daughter, Danna (Don) Simpkins of Mayfield; two grandsons, Brent (Rachel) Simpkins of Lexington and Jonathan (Nikki) Simpkins of Mayfield; and two great-grandchildren, Isaac and Nora Simpkins of Mayfield. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mable LaRue; his wife, Georgia (Ramage) LaRue; a brother, Douglas LaRue; and a sister, Jimmie Browning Miller. 
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Salem Cemetery with Pastor Chris Clarke officiating.
Memorials may be made to Happy Trails Ministry, P.O. Box 907, Nortonville, Ky. 42442.

Apodaca
Bonnie Lee McClure Apodaca, 51, of Marion died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include her children, Matthew Morris of Slaughters and Donald Morris of Marion; sisters, Connie Vaughn of Marion and Bette Haggerty of California; a brother, Lon Farley of Paducah; father, Donald (Carrie) McClure of Marion; grandchildren, Dalton, Harli, Eian, Seth, Sahvanna and Caylee Morris; a niece, Ashley Antkowiak; nephews, Christopher McClure, Josh Stallins and Michael Farley; and several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded  in death by her mother, Tracy McClure and three brothers.
Services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Saturday February 17, 2018 at Main Street General Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Murray officiating.
Services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 at Main Street General Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Murray officiating.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Stinnett
Paul Stinnett, 72, of Dycusburg died Friday, Feb. 2.  He was a logger and a member of Dycusburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Joyce Stinnett of Dycusburg; a son, Joe Paul Stinnett of Dycusburg; two grandchildren, Mason Stinnett and Elizabeth Brown Fitzgerald; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Rhea Baldwin Stinnett; a daughter, Paula Brown; a son, Rusty Stinnett; and two brothers, Bobby Stinnett and Ken Stinnett.
Services were Monday, Feb. 5 at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Steven Kirk officiating. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Dycusburg Cemetery Fund, c/o Faye Stinnett, 202 Stinnett Rd., Fredonia, KY 42411.

Tinsley
Margaret Tinsley, 66, of Salem died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2018 at Ray And Kay Eckstein Hospice Care in Paducah
Surviving are three brothers Charles R. Williams of Millington, Tenn., Lloyd W. Williams of Lagrange, Ga. and Allen E Williams of Auburndale, Fla.; four daughters Trisch McMurray of Long Island , N.Y., Tanya Dockery of Paducah, Renee Rogers of Lola and Frankie Greenwell of Symsonia; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Thelma Williams; three sisters, Linda Nelson, Lila Williams and Peggy Allen Ralff; and a granddaughter.
Services are at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Repton Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Travis
Dolores Janette Travis, 76, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a homemaker and attended Deer Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughters, Rhonda (Randy) Dunn and Cindy (Roger) Venable, both of Marion; grandchildren, Nicki (Brandon) Guess of Lebanon, Tenn; Ryan (Annie) Dunn, Columbia, Mo.; Brittany Bay of Lebanon, Tenn.; Rheanda (Brandon) DeBoe of Salem; Cristina (Marc) Mihalik of Jacksonville, Fla.; John (Ashley) Venable of Somerset, Wisc.; Taylor and Cody Venable, both of Marion; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Travis; parents, Roy and Gladys Riley; and a brother, Jay Riley.
Services were Monday, Jan. 29 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. 

Thomas
Bertie Thomas, 100, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at Livingston Hospital.
Survivors include her children, Dortha Nichols of Eddyville, Lemah Pugh of Marion, Edna Allison Almon of Evansville, Ind., Bobby (Julie) Thomas of Princeton, Dennis (Janet) Thomas of Marion, Ronnie Thomas of Marion and Ricky (Christina) Thomas of Marion; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Thomas; parents, Marvin and Gustava Truitt; siblings, Ima Mae Lawless, Leamon Truitt, Clarence D. Truitt, Lindy Truitt, Frankie Brossard, Leaffea Kirk and Wilma Muehlbauer; and grandson, David York.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery. 

Sheffield
Lois Corley Sheffield, 78, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at Crittenden Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion. 
She was a member of Sugar Grove Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Angel McKinney of Marion,  Juanita (Alan) Spriggs of Falkville, Ala., Teresa (Randal) Phillips of Louisville; a son, Greg (Cindy) Sheffield of O'Fallon, Mo.; sister, Gladiola Martin of Marion; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Sheffield; parents, John and Anna Mae Corley; and a sister.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3 at Sugar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m., until 12:30 p.m., Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorials may be made to the family of Lois Sheffield.

Bridwell
Lynn Boyd Bridwell, 78,  died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in Rogers, Ark. 
He was born Sept. 21, 1939, near the Cumberland River in Livingston County, the only child of Percy Lynn Duvall Bridwell and Vernon Bridwell. He attended elementary schools in Livingston County and Crittenden County. 
He grew up on a farm on the Bridwell home place on Bridwell Loop in Crittenden County.
He graduated from Marion High School in 1957 as an honor student, where he played basketball and baseball, and was known by his nickname “Lefty.” He went to Murray State University on a baseball scholarship where he graduated in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in physics and chemistry. He then played baseball in the minor leagues for the Minnesota Twins in 1961 as a left-handed pitcher. 
Bridwell received his doctorate in nuclear physics in 1965 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In 1965, He began teaching physics at Murray State University and continued until 1984. During his tenure at Murray, he was also a research physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) at Harwell Laboratory in England.  
Bridwell was a member of the Marion-Crittenden County Athletics Hall of Fame and Murray State University Sports Hall of Fame.  He was an enthusiast of bird dogs, bird hunting, deer hunting, fishing, taxidermy and Tennessee Walking Horses. 
Surviving are his wife, Linda, of the Grand Central Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark.; three daughters; Lindy Bridwell of Mayfield, Leann Bridwell of England and Emma Bridwell of Fayetteville, Ark.; two grandchildren, Wesley Cooper and Joelle Cooper of Mayfield; two step-daughters; Kimberly Rodda of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Brooke Robinson of Fayetteville, Ark., and five step-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by both parents and a son, Lane Nall Bridwell.  
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Grand Central Hotel in Eureka Springs.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Arkansas. 

Campbell
Former Crittenden County resident Michael J. Campbell, 54, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Omaha, Neb.
Campbell was a graduate of Crittenden County High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. 
He is survived by his wife, Karrie Campbell of Hastings, Neb.; three sons, Michael Croft, Christopher and wife Lindsey Klein of Conway, Ark., and Joe Furrow of Hastings; two daughters, Jennica Pohlmeier and Christina Zeleski, both of Hastings; mother, Janet Kirk of Murray; a sister, Barbara Freeman of Murray; three brothers, Scott and wife Linda Campbell of Rineyville, Ky., Brian and wife Lisa Campbell  of Princeton and Kelley Kirk of Texas; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved rescue dog Jack. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph D. Campbell, and nephew, Charlie Freeman. 
A memorial service was held Saturday at All Saints Chapel in Good Samaritan Society at Hastings. In honoring his wish to be cremated, there was no viewing or visitation. A second memorial service will be held at a later date at First Baptist Church in Princeton.
DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings handled the arrangements.

Corley
Maurice Gray Corley, 96, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Livingston Hospital. 
He was a farmer and contractor, and served as the Crittenden County Property Valuation Administrator for 21 years. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 76 years, Evelyn Corley of Marion; daughters Bonita Crowell and Maura Corley, both of Marion; and Karon (Daniel) Schindler of Stone Mountain, Ga.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Zella Hughes Corley; a brother, Harold Corley; and a son-in-law, Charles Crowell. 
Services were Friday, Jan. 26 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. 

Werick
Ida Sue Railey Werick, 80, of Sturgis died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at her residence. 
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Dennis of Burleson, Texas; Teresa Blackburn of Sturgis and Kimberly Lynn of Evansville, Ind.; a son, James Lynn of Sturgis; five grandchildren;   and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Zela Railey; her husband Romon Werick, a son Christopher Jade Lynn; three sisters, Margaret Belt, Anna Katherine Crider and Louise Mayes; and two brothers, Jerry Railey and Jackie Railey.
Services were Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Chase Fuller officiating.  Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Rushing
Robert Lavon Rushing, 65, of Marion died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at Crittenden Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Jo Rushing of Marion; daughters, Cambree Jade Rushing of Marion and Bobbi Jo Fowler of Lebanon, Ky.; a son, Robert Bart Rushing of Florida; brothers, Ronald and Charles Rushing both of Princeton; and Howard Rushing of Paducah; sisters, Debra Rushing of Louisville, Cindy Waters of Eddyville, Doreen Rushing of Morganfield and Dana Hill of Eddyville; her mother, Shirley Rushing of Eddyville; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard L. Rushing; and three brothers.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 20 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Crayne Cemetery. 

Lundstrom
Kay Vinson Lundstrom, 79, of Princeton died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at Caldwell Medical Center.  
She was a cashier at J.W. Quinn's grocery for 21 years prior to attaining her master's degree. She was a social worker for Master Care in Christian County and then an independent social worker of PADD.  
She was a member of Gracey West Union Baptist Church in Gracey.
Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Ernest Lundstrom; two daughters, Jodell P'Pool and husband Richard of Princeton and Billie Kay Farless and husband Joe of Princeton; a son, John Lundstrom of Princeton; and 10 grandchildren, Holly Wyatt Patterson and husband Chris, Anna Kaye Cook and husband Milton, Richard Seth P'Pool and wife Stephanie, Laura MacKenzie Copeland and husband Chad, Ryals Farless and wife Taylor, Clay Farless and wife Chelsey, Alex Farless, John Brandon Lundstrom, Brandi Kay Noel and husband James and James Ernest Lundstrom and wife  Heather; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Alvin Vinson and Hazel Mae Farley Vinson; a great-grandson, Madux Wayne Copeland; a sister, Louise Peters; and a brother, Wayne Vinson. 
Services were Sunday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Bro. Bradley Cornelius and Rev. Joe Farless officiating. Burial was at Meeks Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gracey West Union Baptist Church Youth Fund, 185 Gracey Sinking Fork Road, Gracey, KY 42232.

Phelps
Wilma Phelps, 91, of Kuttawa, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at Crittenden Hospital in Marion. 
Surviving are a daughter, Teresa D. Avery and husband Mike of Kuttawa, a granddaughter, Meagan Jones and husband Mitchell of Kuttawa; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Eden Jones of Kuttawa; and a sister, Barbara Faye Conner of Grand Rivers. 
She was preceded in death in 2004 by her husband Raymond Phelps; five sisters Ruby Peek, Alice Brown, Maggie Shewcraft, Helen Gray and Lula Belle Martin; three brothers, Russell Rednour, Vernon Rednour and Everett Rednour; and her parents, James Marion and Florence Lydia Sullivan Rednour. 
Services were Friday, Jan. 19 at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Mike Wimberly officiating. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery in Crittenden County. 

Wilson
Sue Brown Wilson, 86, of Lebanon, KY, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. She was born on Oct. 2, 1931 in Moreland, Ky. 
She was a retired bookkeeper. 
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Kirk (Larry) of Marion and Debbie Wilson of Lebanon, Ky.; sister, Jean Donovan of Danville; two grandchildren, Jonathon Kirk (Cassidy) and Sami Jo Tate (Evan); four great-grandchildren, Hunter Kirk and Drake Kirk of Marion and Collins Tate and Callahan Tate of Hardinsburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Wilson; her parents; and three brothers. 
Services were Dec 23 at Bosley Funeral Home with burial in Ryder Cemetery. 

McMican
Charles “Charlie” William McMican, 76, of Rockport, Ind. died Jan. 3, 2018.
Surviving are his son, Tim McMican and his wife Rhonda of Rockport; daughter Sherry Mosby and her husband Tim of Evansville; four grandchildren, Megan, Courtney, Jonah McMican and Rachel Mosby; a great-grandson, Aiden McMican; and a sister, Margaret Ann Parrish of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Howard McMican and Ivy Lela Kemp McMican; wife, Joyce McMican; sisters, Jane Elouise Baumrucker and Sarah Nickles; and a brother, G.H. McMican. 
Services were Saturday, Jan. 6 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport with Bill McMican officiating. Burial was at James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the Luce Township Fire Department.

Wood
Hayden Bernard Wood, 80, of Springfield, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Jan. 19, 2018. 
He was born in Glasgow on March 26, 1937 to parents R.C. and Dorothy lsenberg Wood. He was mayor of Marion from 1985 to 1988, served in the National Guard and was a businessman who worked in sales and owned his own agricultural and recycling companies. He was an avid reader and served on the regional and local library boards, which helped build the new library in Springfield.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Phyllis Conger Wood; siblings, Jerry (Sherry) Wood, Marilyn (Dickie) Barrick and Steve Wood, all of Glasgow; children, Kevin (Lesia) Wood of Springfield, Tenn., and Jay (Keri) Wood of McMinnville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; Erin (Jonathan) Schaefer, Mitchell (Ginh) Wood, Hayden Wood, Hannah (Chad) Dunn, Harrison Wood and Hailey Wood; and a great-granddaughter Joanna Marie Wood.
ln addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother David Wood. 
Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion, KY.
Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials may be made to Stokes Brown Library 405 White Street, Springfield, TN 37172.

Simmons
Paul Andrew Simmons, Jr, 61, of Burna, formerly of Murray, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
He is survived by a sister, Barbara Simmons (Michael Denham) of Murray; a brother, Arville (Marilyn) Simmons of Murray; a half-sister, Debbie of Bowling Green; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Wilma Houston; and his parents, Paul and Shirley Radar Simmons Sr.
There will be no services.
Arrangements were under the direction of Boyd Funeral and Cremation Services.

Prowell
Wayne Allen Prowell, 76, of Fredonia died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was a farmer and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 40 years.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Linda Prowell; two daughters, Jacqueline “Jacqui” Morris and husband Pat of Hopkinsville, Dorinda Workman and husband Mack of Paducah; a son, Matt Prowell and wife Angie of Fredonia; a sister, Demaris Hooks of Fredonia; six grandchildren, Vanda Adamson and husband Chuck, Cody Hunt and wife, Megan, Bristyn Prowell, Morgan, Emma and Trey Workman; five great-grandchildren, Hayden and Gage Adamson, Chloe, Kiley and Cutler Hunt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A.O. and Mary Phelps Prowell; and three brother-in-laws, Gary Blackburn, Bob Hooks and Buddy Felker.
Services were Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Bruce, Rev. Wayne Duncan and Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at Rowland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bright Life Farms and Crittenden County Jail Ministry both c/o Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Highway 902 E., Fredonia, KY 42411.

Farmer
Donald Paul Farmer, 64, of Marion died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at Crittenden Hospital. 
He was a member of Salem Masonic Lodge No. 81, a member of UMWA Local 1793 and served in the Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Farmer of Marion; sons, Brian Justin Farmer and David Paul (Cagney) Farmer both of Marion; grandchildren, Draven and Creadyn Farmer, both of Marion; brothers, Joey Farmer and Dennis Farmer of Marion and Eddie Mosley of Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Patty Hopgood of Morganfield; and an aunt, Peggy Reynolds of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Lois Farmer Jr.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 13 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery. 

Belt
Gladys Belt, 88, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are her daughters, Julie Hodge of Marion,  LeAnne Miller of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Bonnie Klinkkammer of West Branch, Iowa.; sons, David Bub of Hartford, Conn., and Mark Bub of Monticello, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Charlotte Genzler; her first husband, John Bub; second husband, Charles Belt; sisters, Marie Pappas, Ruby Ellsworth and Phyllis Thomas; and a brother, Auther Genzler.
Services were Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Byler
Mervin D. Byler, 21, of Marion died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at his home from an apparent heart attack.
He was born Aug. 24, 1996 to David R. and Lydia Byler, who survive. Also surviving are five brothers, six sisters, a special friend and many other friends.
Services were held at the home at Byler’s Cabinet Shop in the Amish community. Burial was at the Amish Cemetery.
Beavers
Kenneth Dwayne Beavers, 85, of Marion died Tuesday, 9, 2018 at Crittenden Hospital. 
He was a member of Marion United Methodist Church. He was previously a member of Siloam Methodist church. Beavers served in the U.S. Armed Forces from 1953 to 1955 and was a Korean war veteran. 
 He operated the DX gas station on Gum Street starting in 1958 and in 1960 opened the Texaco gas station, car wash and wholesale distributorship. Shortly after starting the business, he became partners with his brother Jerry Beavers and together they ran the Beavers’ Brothers Texaco until 1995, when he retired.
He was one of the founding board members of the Crittenden-Livingston Water District and served on the board of directors for over 25 years. He also served on the board of directors at Crittenden Hospital and the Crittenden County Farm Bureau for two terms.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine H. Beavers of Marion; daughter, Lisa G. Quader of Marion; brothers, Donald Beavers and Jerry Beavers of Marion and Billy Beavers of Lacrosse, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Melvin Beavers; and four sisters.
Services were Thursday, Jan. 11 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery with full military rites.

Beavers
Reta Mae Beavers, 67, of Paducah, formerly of Cave In Rock, Ill., died  Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at her home.
She was a board member at the Village of Cave In Rock, an officer at the Illinois Department of Corrections in Cave In Rock, former CNA at Crittenden Hospital in Marion, worked in the admissions department at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah and was a manager of Park Avenue Mini Storage in Paducah.
Surviving are her husband, Bobby Leon Beavers; a sister, Betty Lamb; brothers, Bob Davis and Dwight Davis; children, Paul Folta, Tammy Mesaris, Chris Beavers, Billy Joe Beavers, Jason Lane and 13 grandchildren.
She was the daughter of Alfred and Mary Davis of Cave In Rock.
No service or visitation was scheduled. Private cremation was conducted by Gilbert Funeral Home.  
Memorials may be made to Hospice, 911 Joe Clifton Drive, Paducah, KY. 42001-3747. 

O’Bryan
Patricia “Patsy” O’Bryan, 78, of Dycusburg, died Thursday, Jan. 11, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.  She was a homemaker and a member of Dycusburg Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Joiner  and husband Terry of Dycusburg; sons, Billy O’Bryan and wife Michelle of Dycusburg and Richard O’Bryan and wife Teresa of Murray; six grandchildren, Samantha Jahr and husband Eric, Justin O’Bryan, Brandon O’Bryan and wife  Kendra, Lisa White and husband Caleb, Daniel Joiner and Christopher Joiner; 10 great-grandchildren, Alex, Jordan, Keegan and Brody Jahr, Sawyer, Raylee and Knox O’Bryan, Raelyn and Raegan White and Lucus Joiner, who will arrive in three weeks; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Newman O’Bryan; her parents, Millie and Virginia Conger Peek; a daughter, Lisa Gail O’Bryan; and one sister, Sue Bailey.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. James Oates officiating.  Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery.

Hall
Yvonne Delores Hall, 62, of Joy died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a retired LPN, Tupperware Agent, a member of North Livingston Baptist Church and a member of the Carrsville Homemakers. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, traveling, piano and singing.  
Surviving are three sons, Bryan (Keely) Hall of Lola, Chad Hall of Joy; Alan (Alison) Hall of Joy; a sister, Joan Powell of Carrsville; three grandchildren, Charlee Kay, Henry Wade and Margaret Yvonne “Maggie”; two nieces; and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Hall; and her parents, William Henry “Bill” and Geneva Nora Belt Bolen.      
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, with Rev. Jim Wring officiating.  Burial will follow at Carrsville Cemetery.

Brown
Caroline Margaret Brown, 77, of Marion, formerly of Ashland, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Becky (Rev. David) Combs of Marion and Elizabeth (Terry) Skipworth of Winchester, Ky.; a brother, William P. Davis II of Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold James Brown; parents, William P. and Earlmond Davis; a brother, Robert Davis; and sister, Sally Davis.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Graveside services are at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19 at Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Ky..
Memorials may be made to the Marion United Methodist Church Building Fund.

McWorthy
Doris Elaine (Jane) Berry Henshaw McWorthy, 87,  of Marion died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at Crittenden County Rehabilitation Center in Marion
She was born Sept. 24, 1930 in Detroit Mich., but moved to Henshaw, Ky. in 1938. She attended Sturgis High School and Western Teachers College (now Western Kentucky University). She was a member of Henshaw Cristian Church. 
She was married to John Bell (Bob) Henshaw Jr. from 1950 till 1966. She later married Morris McWorthy. 
She was U.S. Post Master in Henshaw for several years and was a member of Eastern Star. She worked for Breckinridge Job Corps in Morganfield and later the Sturgis News. She also was employed as a civil servant from time to time in other states such as Hawaii on U.S. Army Posts.
She left Henshaw in 1987 and lived in Hawaii and Florida but returned to live in Marion in 2007. She worked at the Clement Mineral  Museum and Women’s Auxillary in Marion.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy (Jimmy) Herran of Marion and Lorrie Voyias of Florida; two sons, Mark (Cheri) Henshaw and John Willie (Karen) Henshaw; a brother, David Berry of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Ernest (Nig) and Nellie Davis (Nell) Berry of Henshaw, who owners of Berry’s Grocery; a  brother, Donald (Skee) Berry; a son, Edward Allen Henshaw; and a grandson, Colt Edward Herran.
Burial will be at the Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Crittenden County Rehabilitation Center.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Starrett
Jody Lee Starrett, 48, of Marion died Jan. 2, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital, Evansville, Ind.
Surviving are his mother, Donna Starrett of Marion;  brother, Calvin Starrett of Marion; a son, Tyler Starrett of Lexington; daughters, Kristen Carter of Kansas City, Mo., and Victoria Starrett of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernie Starrett.
Starrett chose cremation and arrangements were under the direction of Myers Funeral Home in Marion.

McDonald
Michael Steven McDonald, 66, of Morganfield died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at his home. 
Surviving are his brother, Jerry McDonald of Marion; two sisters, Pat Shoulders of Marion and Cindy Berry of Morganfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Doris McDonald; and two brothers Philip and Joe McDonald.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield was in charge of arrangements. 

Davidson
Murray Glenn Davidson Sr., 75, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.    
He attended Highland Presbyterian Church in Paducah. Davidson was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.  His favorite activities included dancing and riding his motorcycle.
Surviving are a son, Murray Glenn Davidson Jr. (Tina Lax) of Paducah; daughters, Sandy Wood (Kevin) of Daphne, Ala., and Lisa Austin (Mike) of Mayfield; sisters, Vonell Bebout of Fredonia and Linda Ramage of Marion; a brother, Rocky Hornback of Louisville; grandchildren, Angel Klatt, Alyssa Chapman, Michael Wood, Shanna Phillips and Nick Nolan; and 12 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jackie Hornback; brother, Roper Hornback; and parents, Murray Franklin Davidson and Alfreda Dixon Davidson Hornback.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Brian Flahardy and Rev. Bud Russell officiating.  Burial was at Union Cemetery.

Hooten
Donald Eugene Hooten, 89, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.    
He was a seaman first class while serving in the U.S. Navy, where he was awarded the Purple Heart.  Also while in the Navy, Hooten was a Golden Gloves boxer.  Some of his many loves were music, dancing and tinkering. 
Surviving are a daughter, Donna Lunceford (Gary) of Marion; a son, John Hooten (Bonnie) of Salem; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie Hooten; two brothers, Glenn and Floyd Hooten; and a sister, Peggy Kilpatrick.
Services with military rites were Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Burial was at Salem Cemetery.

Travis
Mary Louise (Stone) Travis, 92 of Calvert City died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Calvert City Convalescent Center.
She was born Sept. 13, 1925 in Dycusburg, the daughter of the late James Collin Stone Sr. and the late Mary Inez (Bailey) Stone. 
She was a Sunday school teacher and taught the GA's at First Baptist Church of Calvert City for many years. She was a kindergarten teacher and owner from 1961 until 1976 at Mrs. Travis' Kindergarten in Calvert City. She was instrumental in the organization of the American Legion Post 236 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Church in Draffenville.
Surviving are her sons, Barry Travis and wife Kay of Calvert City and William Greg Travis and wife Pam of Benton; two granddaughters, Alison Prince and husband Mark of Calvert City and Andrea Powell and husband Chad of Calvert City; and two great-grandchildren; Connor Prince and Emma Powell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, William Freeman Travis; four brothers, Alan Junior Stone, James Collin “J.C” Stone and two infants; and a sister, Hazel Juanita Perryman.
Services were Tuesday, January 9 in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Richie Clendenen and Rev. Dr. Charles Frazier officiating. Burial was at Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.
Memorials may be made in memory of Mary Louise Travis to the Calvert City Convalescent Center, P.O. Box 7, Calvert City, KY 42029.

Beavers
Kenneth Dwayne Beavers, 85, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Crittenden Hospital.
Arrangements were incomplete at press time at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.