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2019 Obituaries
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Sisco
Charles William Sisco, 88, of Marion died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Marion. He was U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and lifelong member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Sisco is survived by his wife of 64 years, Geneva "Jenny" Sisco of Marion; three children, Don Sisco of Marion, Brenda (Stewart) Whitt of Colonna, Mich., and Lisa (Mike) Smiley of Marion; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mae Sisco; a son, Doyle Sisco; a grandson, Addam Whitt; a daughter-in-law, Lana Sisco; three sisters; and two brothers.
Services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. Military rites were held at the cemetery.

Roberts
Marvin Roberts, 89, of Marion died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
He was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Veteran's of Foreign Wars and Shady Grove Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his son, Roger Roberts of Marion; three grandchildren, Jared, Chadd and Jordan Roberts, all of Marion; and great-grandson, Tate Roberts of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Roberts; a son, Dale Roberts; his parents, Walter Franklin and Iva Mae Roberts; two brothers; and two sisters.
Services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Grissom
Darrel Lee "Peanut" Grissom, 62, of Marion died Friday, June 7, 2019, at his home.
He is survived by two children, Tiffany Landreth and Gavin Grissom, both of Princeton; four grandchildren, Alayna Grissom, Maggie Mullen, Graham Grissom and John Landreth, all of Princeton; three sisters, Debra Marshall of Marion, Marnita Grissom of Bedford, Ind., and Lorna Farris of Paoli, Ind.; two brothers, Loren Stuffle of Princeton, Ind., and Charles Grissom of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Grissom was preceded in death by his parents, James and Louise Grissom, and brother, David Grissom Sr.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Crowell Cemetery.


Maher
Dennis Martin Maher, 62, of Marion died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Baptist Health Paducah after a long battle with cancer.
He was born July 23, 1956, in Springfield, Ill., and was raised in Waverly. Ill., where he managed Wavery IGA for 20 years. He worked at Green Toyota in Springfield for several years.
Maher is survived by a son, Justin (Robyn) Maher; a daughter, Vanessa Maher, of Grand Rapids, Mich.;  a sister, Theresa Snell of Virden, Ill.; his mother, Helen Maher of Waverly; a granddaughter; two nieces; and two nephews. He was also survived by special friends Tim and Barb Campbell of Salem, who helped care for him in his fight against cancer.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Maher; an infant sister, Regina Maher; and a brother-in-law, Maury Snell.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private service will be held at a later date for family members. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Maher's name.
Arrangements were under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.

Blair
Virginia Blair, 101 of Fredonia died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at her home.
She was a former housekeeper for the president of Michigan State University and member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Earlington.
Blair is survived by a granddaughter, Angela Blair of Fredonia; two daughters, Adell Christian and Sarah Reed, both of Lansing, Mich.; a son, Gregory (Cartis) Blair of Lansing; 24 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Henry Blair; her father, Henry Asher; her mother, Lucy O'Hara Wilson; a stepfather, Jim (Suge)Wilson; three sisters, Leola Darden, Georgia Tracy and Katie Mae Sleet; a daughter, Vassie Clark; two brothers, Solomon Asher and Charles Asher; two grandsons, Steve Larkins and Charles Larkins; a great-grandson, Shawn Stiles Reed; and a son-in-law, Chris Christian.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Morgan's Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Reed officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton.


Herrington
Geneva Ann Herrington, 86, of Marion died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was born Nov. 22, 1932 in Morganfield. She was a  member of the Church of Christ in Marion.
Herrington is survived by two daughters, Shelia Jenkins of Marion and Teresa Jenkins of Dixon; two sons, Roger Jenkins of Marion and Iloff Jenkins of Tennessee; a brother, Garland Tilley of Clay; three grandchildren, Kimberly Jenkins, Danielle Jenkins and Alisha Jenkins; and two great-grandchildren, Lilly Jenkins and Kyle Jenkins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Iloff and Eluah Tilley; a grandson, Kyle; her husband, Smith Jenkins; and her second husband, Otto Herrington.
The funeral service was Sunday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole.

Tabor
Shelby Eugene Tabor, 80, of Salem died Friday, May 24, 2019, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing and being with his grandchildren. He was of the Baptist faith.
Tabor is survived by three daughters, Theresa (Harold) Neihoff of Paducah, Shirley Lockhart of Salem and Lisa Tabor of Montgomery, Ind.; a son, Robert (Denise) Tabor of Hanna, Ind; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.             
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Watson Tabor; a brother, Clifton Tabor; and his parents, Coy and Nettie McFalls Tabor.
Graveside services were Sunday in Salem Cemetery, with Bro. Harold Rittenbery officiating. There was no public visitation prior to service.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem was in charge of arrangements.


Conyer
Guthrie Imogene Conyer, 74, of Marion died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah. 
She was a member of Ambassadors for Christ Church.
Conyer is survived by her children, Donna (Mike) Campbell, Donnie (Tressa) Conyer and David (Sissy) Conyer, all of Marion; a brother, Glendal Davis of Salem; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Conyer, and her parents, Guthrie Hall and Beulah Mae Skinner.
Funeral services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Crawford
Melva Dean Crawford, 86, of Marion died Friday, May 17, 2019, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She attended 32nd Street Church of Christ.
Crawford is survived by her husband of 63 years, John Paul Crawford; two brothers, Ralph May (Wanda) of Reidland and Lester May (Linda) of St. Joseph, Ill.; a sister, Louise May of Marion; a sister-in-law, Jewell May of Evansville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jean May; two brothers, Lawrence and Irvin Olen May; and her parents, John Vernon and Roxye Lawrence May.
Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery. 


Feagan
Ted Feagan Jr., 82, of Fredonia died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at his home.
He was a member of Unity Baptist Church of Fredonia and the American Legion. He was the owner of Feagan's Furniture in Fredonia and was a former Fredonia volunteer firefighter.
Feagan is survived by two daughters, Candy (Jonathon) Joyce of Fredonia and Dawn (Donald) Etta Russell of Fredonia; a son, David (Stephanie) Feagan of Fredonia; a sister, Jane Miller; six grandchildren, Devin (Lauren) Russell, Dillon (Jessica) Russell, Daniel (Olivia) Russell, John Ryan (Talley) Joyce, Drew Feagan and Emma Feagan; six great-grandchildren, Hadley, Avery, Maggie, Gatlin and Bo Russell and Jon Ross Joyce.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Etta Beavers Feagan; his parents, Theodore Richardson Feagan Sr. and Eva Mae Hodge Feagan.
Funeral services were Friday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Bro. Leroy Driver officiating. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240; and Fredonia Cemetery Fund, c/o Fredonia City Hall, 312 Cassidy Ave., Fredonia, KY 42411.


Clifford
Ermine “Erma” Logan Clifford, 93 of Marion, formerly of New Haven, Ill., died Monday, May 6, 2019, at Baptist Health Paducah.
She was born on Dec. 6, 1925, in Grayville, Ill. She married Charles “Elmer” Clifford on Feb. 21, 1944. She was a member of Union Ridge Presbyterian Church in Norris City, Ill., and Salem Methodist Church.
Clifford is survived by two daughters, Marty (Joe) Kaiser of Marion and Jennie (Leonard) Stadler of Harrisburg, Ill.; a son, Alan (Marlene) Clifford of New Harmony, Ind.; five grandchildren, Matthew (Allison) Ziebell of Oakdale, Calif., Bradley Ziebell of Steilacoom, Wash., Christina Clifford of Alpine, Texas, and Elizabeth Stallings and Sharon Murray, both of Evansville, Ind.; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia “Ginny” Andry of New Harmony; a brother, Melvin (Gerda) Logan of Vista, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Ernie (Faye) Clifford; a sister-in-law, Faye Bass; and numerous other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Charles Wayne “Chuck” Clifford; her parents, Arnold and Fanny (Taylor) Logan; two brothers, Jack Logan and Mitchell Logan; and a sister, Mary Lena Vaupel.
Graveside memorial services will be Saturday at Union Ridge Cemetery in Norris City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services and Cox and Son Funeral Home in southern Illinois are jointly handling arrangements.

Rushing
Kenneth G. Rushing, 85, of Marion died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at his home.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a senior master sergeant and also retired from civil service and Atlas Van Lines. He was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Rushing is survived by his wife, Glenda Rushing of Marion; a daughter, Gina Rushing (Sam) Byrd of Tybee Island, Ga.; a son, William M. (Rita) Rushing of Humble, Texas; and five grandchildren, Olivia, Dylan, Jordan, Emily and Ryan "Bear" Rushing.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Rushing; his second wife, Donna Rushing; a son, Nick Rushing; his parents, Oscar Nicholas and Juanita Rushing; and a stepbrother, Joe Tabor.
Funeral services were Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in St. William Cemetery in Marion.

Arnold
Etheleen “Billie” Arnold, 83, of Paducah died Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
She was of Baptist faith and a self-employed restaurant owner for many years.
Arnold is survived by her first husband, Glen Davis; a daughter, Mary (Danny) Thompson of Louisville; two stepdaughters, Joyce Paris and Becky Allen of Beaver Dam; two stepsons, Eddie Arnold and Bobby Arnold of Beaver Dam; two sisters, Brenda Petway of Arizona and Bettie Owen of Woodstock, Ill.; two brothers, Joe Don Turner of Paducah and Crawford Turner of German Valley, Ill.; two grandchildren, Jessica and Danny Hurley; and three great-grandchildren, Dayne, RozLynn and Barrett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Arnold; five sisters, Jenny Blake, Martha Rushing, Hilda Reese, Mina Mae “Susie” Barnes and Dianne Ziegler; a brother, Warford Turner; and her parents, Crawford and Ella Curnel Turner.
 Funeral services  were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Dr. Bernice Belt officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.

Veasey
Ruth Veasey, 89, of Marion died Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
She was born Jan. 17, 1930 in Philadelphia.
Veasey is survived by a son, Brian K. Morgan of St. Augustine, Fla.; a daughter, Deborah R. Koenig of Franklin, Ky.; a granddaughter, Melissa A. Wilson of Philadelphia; a great-granddaughter, Peyton Elizabeth Wilson; a sister, Betty Buzby of Yorba Linda, Calif.; a nephew, George B. (Diane) Sutton of Marion; a niece, Joan McCarthy of Bensalem, Pa.; and several other nieces and nephews.
There will be no services.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Belt
Esther Helen Belt, 94, of Paducah died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
She was a homemaker and a member of Southland Baptist Temple in Paducah.
Belt is survived by two daughters, Christine (David) Smith of Paducah and Imogene Shoulta of Browning, Ill.; two sons, Deon (Janet) Belt and Wayne (JoAnn) Belt, both of West Paducah; three sisters, Mary (Bobby) Gilland of Marion, Pauline Brown of Marion and Birdie Meyers of Princeton; two brothers, Billy (Jane) Tinsley of Marion and Herschel (Myrtle) Tinsley of Birmingham, Ala.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Belt; a sister, Katie Todd; three brothers, Jack, Jim and Eugene Tinsley; and her parents, Elzie and Eddie Tinsley.
Funeral services were Saturday at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Jimmy Franks officiating. Burial was in White’s Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Southland Baptist Temple, 927 Yarbro Lane, Paducah, KY 42003, with in memory of Helen Belt in memo line.

Owen
Donald G. Owen, 71, of Marion died May 1, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Owen of Marion; three daughters, Denise (Tony) Pratto, JaNeen (Brad) Willnow and Tracy (Jeff Sehn) Owen, all of Jackson, Mich.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Owen was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Radcliff and Betty Jean Kirk Owen.
A celebration of life service was held Sunday at Grace Baptist Church in Frances with Rev. Hank Cayce officiating. Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Owen’s memory to Grace Baptist Church, American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Vasseur
John Franklin Vasseur, 19, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Friday, April 26, 2019, in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his father, Willie (Kim) Vasseur of Marion; his mother, Misty (Mark) White of Indianapolis; 13 siblings, Breanna White, Jeffery McClure, Bobby Vasseur, Kristina Vasseur, Jennifer Bricken, Daniel Bricken, Willie Vasseur Jr., Candace Vasseur, Tara Vasseur, Aaron Singleton, Jonathon Singleton, Andrew Jackson and Matthew Jackson; a grandfather, Frank Vasseur; and two grandmothers, Angie Rorer and Lois Tate.
Vasseur was preceded in death by a grandmother, Bonnie Deckert; two grandfathers, Ross Lemon and Bobby Rorer; and a great-grandfather, Bobby Williamson.
Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in McMican Cemetery in Crittenden County.


Rushing
Doreen Ann Rushing, 56, of Madisonville died Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
She is survived by her mother, Shirley Stiller Rushing; three sisters, Debra "Debbie" Rushing of Jefferson County, Cynthia (Roger) Waters and Dana (Victor) Hill of Lyon County; three brothers, Ronald "Rolo" (Doris) Rushing of Caldwell County, Charlie (Mellisa) Rushing of Caldwell County and Howard "Little Howard" (Neecie) Rushing of McCracken County; and several nieces and nephews.
Rushing was preceded in death by her father, Howard L. Rushing; four brothers, Richard Rushing, Joe "Joe Joe" Rushing, Robert "Bobby" Rushing and Daniel Rushing; and niece, Rhonda Rushing.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Revs. Roger Waters and Vic Hill officiating. Burial was in Crayne Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Cox
James Oliver Cox, 71, of Marion died Friday, April 26, 2019, at his residence.
Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Turner & Conyer Lumber Co.
Cox is survived by two sons, James Allen (Carrie) Cox and Timothy Daniel Cox, both of Astatula, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jamie Cox and Matthew Cox, both of Astatula, and Cory McClanahan of Apopka, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Louise Branham Cox; his wife, Dorothy Marie Mitchell Cox; two sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services were scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion.
Visitation was from 5 p.m. until funeral time at the funeral home.

Tabor
Doug Tabor, 82, of Princeton, a native of Crittenden County, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Princeton and former co-owner of Tabor's Chevron in Marion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Tabor is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Holt Tabor of Princeton; two daughters, Candy (Rod) Murphy of Lyon County and Dee Dee (David) Ramage of Caldwell County; three sons, Tony (Sheila) Tabor of Crittenden County, Marty Tabor of Lyon County, Jere (Mary) Tabor of Livingston County; two brothers, Jimmy (Betty) Tabor and Tommy (Mary) Tabor, both of Marion; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Tabor and Esther McGee Tabor Phelps.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 Friday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Princeton with Rev. Lester Watson officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Western Kentucky Veterans Center, 926 Veterans Dr., Hanson, KY 42413.



Arflack
Clifton Earl Arflack, 85, of Salem died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.

He was a retired press operator at Moore Business Forms in Marion. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War and member of Burna American Legion Post No. 217. He was instrumental in donating to the American Legion Post No. 217 Veteran’s Memorial.
Arflack is survived by a brother, Robert (Wanda) Arflack of Salem; two sisters, Mary Black and Betty Loveless, both of Salem; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Jo Loveless Arflack, and his parents, Fred and Eva Lee Kirk Arflack. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with Rev. Tim Fouts officiating. Entombment was at Salem Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary Hall Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just-A-Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064.

Morse
James Richard "Crow" Morse, 69, of Marion died Monday, April 22, 2019, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab in Marion.
He is survived by a sister, Alice Foe of Madisonville, and several nieces and nephews.
Morse was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Iley and Birdie Morse, and three sisters.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Felker Cemetery in Caldwell County.

Blackburn
James Allen Blackburn, 77, of Marion died Monday, April 22, 2019, at Baptist Health Paducah.
He is survived by his wife Anna Weldon Blackburn; two brothers-in-law, James (Jackie) Weldon of Portage, Ind., and Larry (Cheryl) Weldon of Bowling Green; nine nieces; and seven nephews.
Blackburn was preceded in death by his parents, Clem and Lela Blackburn; three brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services were scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with burial at Asher Cemetery in Caldwell County. The family was scheduled to receive visitors from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dinsmore
Ben Grayson Dinsmore, 83, of Marion died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Dinsmore is survived by his wife, Joyce Dinsmore of Marion; two children, Jerry (Teresa) Dinsmore of Dawson Springs and Kathy (Jeff) Francione of Silver Creek, Wash.; a sister, June Murray of Elizabethton, Tenn.; a brother, Howard Dinsmore of Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Kristen Hardin and Taylor Trimm, both of Princeton; and three great-grandchildren, Layla, Gavin and River Hardin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Katherine Dinsmore; three brothers, Henry, Lawrence and Carson Dinsmore; three sisters, Shirley Carver, Lena Shelburne and Louise Livingston, and four half-siblings; Millie Holloway DeLoach, Arthie Williams, Stanley Dinsmore and Sophie Bowers.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mexico Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Donations may be made to the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center.

Lynn
Billy Ray "Bill" Lynn, 83, of Marion died Monday, April 15, 2019, at Crittenden Hospital in Marion.
He was the owner of Lynn Insurance Agency and a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Lynn is survived by two children, Allen Lynn and Paula Stalion, both of Marion; a brother, Fred Lynn of Marion; two sisters, Robbie Fritts of Morganfield and Lois Faye Anderson of Danville, Ky.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lynn; his parents, William Earl and Wilma Lynn; a brother, Charles Lynn; and a sister, Dorothy Wade.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

Peek
PAID OBITUARY
Janell G. Peek, 47, died Friday, April 19, 2019, in Clarksville, Tenn.
She was born June 7, 1971, in Salem. She was the daughter of Ella Regina Peek and the late Oliver Wayne Peek. She was 1989 graduate of Crittenden County High School. She was an employee of the Kentucky Department of Corrections for 11 years. She was also an employee of Treehouse Foods for five years.
She was a great mother, an example of life and a tireless warrior. Now that she is in a better place, we are left with her great love and her teaching of life. Her unforgettable, compassionate and kind spirit will continue to shine light on all of us. Her contagious smile will continue to bring us hope and peace.
Peek is survived by three daughters, Akeisha Peek, Laykin Peek and Asia Peek; her mother, Ella Regina Peek; six siblings: Tonya Bailey, Terah Maxie, Kathy Coburn, Pam Arnold, Jill Van Winden and Tim Peek; two brothers-in-law, Bill Bailey and Bendelle Maxie; and seven grandchildren: Kaveyah White, Keyshawn White, King McGregor, Kaydin McClendon, Kendall McClendon and Kennedy McClendon.
She was preceded in death by her father, Oliver Wayne Peek; a sister, Shawna Peek; and her grandparents.
A memorial service will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Tourist Welcome Center at 201 E. Main St. in Princeton.


Beavers
Preston Creed Beavers, 83, of Marion died Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.
He was a member of Mexico Baptist Church.
Shortly after graduating high school, Beavers became part of the great migration to work for U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind. After a few years, he became homesick for Kentucky. He returned to Crittenden County to work for Johnson Electric fixing TVs,  a skill he learned from a correspondence course while in Gary.
Eventually, he took the job he was best known for at Crittenden Motor Co. – “The Parts Man.” He left the parts business to work at Anaconda Aluminum in Sebree. There, he became a conduit for Crittenden County workers, getting many on at the plant. He eventually came back to the parts business as part owner of Crittenden Auto Parts, where he served the public any hour of the day or night until his retirement just a few years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Beavers of Marion; three children, Ronnie (Teresa) Beavers, Pam (Randall) Turley and Patty (Baron) Guess, all of Marion; a sister, Joyce (Ben Grayson) Dinsmore of Marion; a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Beavers of Marion; a stepdaughter, Tina Brewer of Madisonville; 20 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Beavers was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Beavers and Mary Elizabeth Patton; a son, Donnie Beavers; a sister, Mary Stroud; and two stepchildren, Jeff Fox and Theresa Meadows.
Services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mexico Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center or Gideon's International.


Pollock
Hilda Jane Hicks Pollock, 81, of Newburgh, Ind., formerly of Marion, died Friday, April 12, 2019, at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.
She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Pollock is survived by three children, Micky Walker of Jacksonville, Fla., Vicky Wedding of Sebree and Sandra Walker of Newburgh, Ind.; a sister, Ruth Ann Hunter of Marion; five grandchildren, Robert Wedding, Lora Wedding, Joseph Kellough, Scott Collingsworth and Melanie Walker; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Pollock; her parents, Allie and Naomi Hicks; a son, Ricky Leon Walker; two brothers; and two sisters.
Services were Wednesday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.
 

Lott
Dorothy Ann Lott, 83, of Marion died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab in Marion.
She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Lott of Marion; a sister-in-law, Susie Lott of Marion; a brother-in-law, Raymond Bailey of Evansville, Ind.; nephews, Stanley Lott, Mike Lott and Gary Bailey; nieces, Vicki Burris, Sherry Gillespie and Allison Wagnor; and several great nieces and nephews.
Lott was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lott, and her parents, Clarence and Lucille Agee.
Services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.


Shaffer
Jerry Keith Shaffer, 71, a Crittenden County native now of Smiths Grove, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at his residence.
He was a retired construction supervisor.
Shaffer is survived by his wife, Jean Shaffer; two stepdaughters, Kelley (Dalen) Hargrove and Lorri L. (Bill) Hare; a sister, Debbie (Virgil) Peak; three step-grandchildren, Katlyn Hare, Kole McGee and Karlee McGee; and a nephew, Scotty Peak.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Muriel F. Shaffer and Elizabeth Johnson Shaffer; a daughter, Angie Robinson; and a sister, Betty Robinson.
No services are scheduled at this time. Johnson Vaughn Phelps Funeral Home in Bowling Green is in charge of arrangements.


Swatzell
Linda Kaye Swatzell, 48, of Kodak, Tenn., formerly of Marion, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at her home.
She was a member of Life in Christ Church.
Swatzell is survived by her husband, Lonnie Swatzell of Kodak; a daughter, Lydia (Eddie) Smith of Kuttawa; a stepdaughter, Lacy Cruzen of Alaska; her stepfather, Junior Guess of Marion; a brother, Nelson (Tammy) Newton of Lamont, Ill.; two sisters, Leora Newton of Christopher, Ill., and Sue (Chris) McDonald of Marion; two stepbrothers, Bruce (Christy) Guess of Marion and Dennis (Lisa) Guess of Fredonia; two grandchildren, Briar Cruzen of Alaska and Kelsea Smith of Kuttawa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Eugene Newton and Wanda Faye Guess; and a sister, Rhonda Newton.
Services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Carrsville Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Gideon's International.


Williams
Shirley Ann Williams, 82, died Friday, April 12, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Marion.
She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and her pets. The Union County native was a homemaker and 1958 graduate of the Lincoln School of Chiropractic in Indianapolis, Ind.
Williams is survived by a daughter, Leiza Alexandria Williams (Kevin) McMackin of Marion; two sons, Scott Edward (Donna) Williams of Owensboro, Mark Hunter (Carisa) Williams of Marion; four grandchildren, Sean Thompson, Aaron J. Thompson, Emma Williams and Bella Williams; a great-grandson, Avery Thompson; and a brother, Gerald Hunter of Morganfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Cason Williams; her parents, Cissell Conway and Mildred Watson Hunter; a granddaughter, Bradyn Williams; a sister, Sue Hooper; and a brother, Bryan Hunter.
Cremation has been chosen by Williams, and the family will have a memorial service at a later date. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mary Hall-Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just-A-Mere Road, Marion, KY 42064.
 

Martin
Jesse Logan Martin Jr., 90, of Marion died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab. 
He was a member and deacon of Cave Springs Baptist Church.
Martin is survived by his children, Larry (Kathy) Martin of Smith Mills, Donna (Barry) Workman of Marion, John (Sharon) Martin of Marion and James Anthony "Tony" (Miranda) Martin of Marion; a sister, Linnie Shelton of Corydon; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie June Martin; his parents, Jesse Logan and Stella Mae Martin Sr.; a brother, Kenneth Howard Martin; and a sister, Johnni Sue Arflack.
Services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Hunt
Betty J. White Hunt, 84, of the St. Louis, Mo., area, formerly of Crittenden County, died Monday, April 15, 2019.
She is survived by two children, Joy (Donal Hetherington) Hunt and Sharon (Leonard) Politte; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Hunt was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hunt.
Funeral services are 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin, Mo., with burial Friday in Rosebud Cemetery in Crittenden County. Visitation is from 4 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice.


Myers
Joseph William Myers, 70, of Marion died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Rivers Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa.
He was a licensed embalmer and funeral director and owner of Myers  Funeral Home in Marion from 2006 until the time of his death. He was a native of Williamsport, Pa., and moved to Kentucky in 1972 to pursue s career in broadcasting. He was instrumental in building radio stations in Brandenburg, Hodgenville and Morgantown. He pursued his interest in the funeral profession, graduating from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. After graduating, he owned and operated Smith Funeral Home in Morgantown from 1980 to 1994.
After selling Smith Funeral Home, he returned to broadcasting and purchased radio station WMJL in Marion. He had also owned the Marion Subway franchise for several years.  He owned the Bowling Green Pipe and Tobacco Shop and had taken numerous wedding photos. Myers was also an avid collector of radio jingles.
He became a Master Mason on March 31, 1973, at Harrison Lodge F & AM No. 122 in Brandenburg and is a member of Kosair Shriners, Rizpah Shriners and the Scottish Rite. He is a member of Salem Lodge F & AM No. 81, where he had served as past master, secretary and treasurer.
Myers served on the board of the Crittenden County Economic Development Corp. and served a term as Crittenden  County Coroner after being elected to the post in 2006.
He attended Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Myers is survived by his wife, Barbara Myers of Marion; a son, Bill (Ketrina) Myers of Marion; a daughter, Ann (James) Matheny of Pilot Oak, Ky.; a sister, Cindy Miele of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Joey Myers, Eleanor Matheny and Wil Myers; two step-granddaughters, Hannah Renfrow and Chelsey Renfrow; and one nephew, Dennis Miele.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Geraldine McRolling Myers.
Graveside services were Friday at Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Sugar Grove Cemetery Association.

Ramage 

Warren Douglas Ramage, 76, of Burna died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
He was a lifetime, 50-plus-year member of the pipefitters and a veteran of the United States Navy.
Ramage is survived by a daughter, Pamela (Eldon) Owen of Jonesboro, Ark.; a brother, Steve (Glenda) Ramage of Draffenville; two sisters, Shirley (Eldred) Hurley of Paducah and Juwanda (Perry) Beyer of West Paducah; a sister-in-law, Nora Ramage of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a grandchild, Linley Swain; and nieces and nephews, Russ Hurley of Paducah, Jennifer Arguera of Symsonia, Steve Alan Ramage of Smithland, Leah Tramble of Burna and Tyler Dedmon of Paducah.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Ramage; a brother, Gobel Ramage; a niece, Crystal Ann Ramage; and his parents, Wilford and Leota Bridwell Ramage.
Funeral services were Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.  Burial was in Salem Cemetery.

Howard 

Bobby Howard, 69, of Salem died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at his home.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time at Myers Funeral Home in Marion.

Riley, 101
Idabelle Riley, 101, of Marion died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at her residence.
She was a homemaker and member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church.
Riley is survived by a son, Ronnie (Sharon) Riley of Marion; four daughters, Sue (Kenneth) Gobin of Providence, Cheryl Land of Marion, Peggy (Kent) Reed of Princeton and Connie (Todd) Thomas of Princeton; a brother, Jimmy Blackburn of Marion; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Riley; her parents, Clem Blackburn and Lela Freeman; a son, Tommy (Rydell) Riley; two sisters; and a brother.
A funeral service was held Monday at Myers Funeral Home with burial at Rowland Cemetery.

Crowell 

Shirley Ruth Crowell, 78, of Marion died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Crittenden County Health & Rehab.
She was a member of Repton Baptist Church.
Crowell is survived by her husband, Keith Crowell of Marion; a daughter, Sheila (Karl) Thurmond of Marion; a son, Stuart Crowell of Marion; a brother, Paul Crawford of Lola; and a grandson, Cody Thurmond.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Louise Crawford Chittenden, and a daughter, Karen Crowell.
Graveside services were Tuesday at Tosh Cemetery.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Cobb 

Velma Joan Cobb, 86, of Barnesville, Ga., died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio. She retired after serving more than 50 years as a real estate agent and was associated with Deed Realty in Michigan for many years. She had made her home in Barnesville since 2015.
Cobb is survived by a daughter, Thresia (Richard) Goodrich of Barnesville; a son, Wayne (Thresia) Cobb of Clarkston, Mich.; five grandchildren, Frank (Amanda) Cobb, Jontel (Daniel) Lidman, Antonio Kildania, Tristan Goodrich and Erienne Goodrich; and four great-grandchildren, Kyley Cobb, Hayley Cobb, Kayley Cobb and Joseph Rogers, as well as a great-grandson to arrive in July.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Green Rice and Blonnie Belle Overfield Rice. 
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga.
An additional service will be held at 2 p.m. Satudray at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Loveless Chapel Cemetery in Salem. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Duncan

 Donald Keith Duncan, 80, of Salem died Thursday, April 4, 2019.
He was born Sept. 28, 1938. He was an elder of Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lola.  He loved his church, singing gospel music and picking his guitar. He was a local contractor and a Kentucky Wildcat fan.
Duncan is survived by his wife of 50 years, Agnes “Aggie” Duncan; two sons, Junior (Debbie) Duncan of Marion and Kevin Duncan; three grandchildren, Nic (Lacie) Duncan of Marion, Jordan (Lacey) Duncan of Calvert City and Jesika Duncan of Marion; two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Colton Duncan of Marion and one on the way, Emersyn Duncan; a special family friend, Mary Jane Cosby; and a sister, Mary Cloyd of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, Freeman, Glenn “Punk,” Charlie Ray, J.C. and Bob Duncan; sisters, Jeneva Eldridge, Eula Mae Guess and Lucille Traywich; and parents, Charles and Alma Guess Duncan.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was in Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery.

Wallace 

Kevin Wayne Wallace Sr., 52, of Marion died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at his home.
He was a construction laborer and a veteran of the United States Army.
Wallace is survived by a daughter, Taylor (Chadman) Hardin of Burna; three sons, Justin (Monica) Wallace of Bowling Green, Brother (Lacey) Wallace of Springfield, Mo., and Devin (Kayla) Wallace of Fort Campbell; two sisters, Paula Mayfield of Jackson, Mo., and Karla Barker of Fort Worth, Texas; three brothers, Marty Wallace of Marion, Keith Wallace of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Dougie Wallace of Marion; and seven grandchildren, Ty Hardin, Nolan Hardin, Finn Wallace, Kadence Wallace, Izac Hardin, Charley Hardin and Kevin Wallace III.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Katrina Short, and mother, Joann.
A memorial service was Tuesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.

Bradford 

Russell Max Bradford, 68, of Marion died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home.
He was a self-employed construction worker.
Bradford is survived by his daughters, Nicole Walton of Marion, Tiffany Towbridge of Erlanger, Katina Bradford of Hebron and Leana Bradford and Barbara Bradford, both of Yuma, Ariz.; brothers, Johnny Bradford and Larry Bradford, both of Marion; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Earle Dean Moore; his father, John D. Bradford; a sister, Kimberly Jo Bradford; brothers, Gary Bradford and David Bradford; his step-father, James Moore; and his step-mother, Isabelle Bradford.
Cremation has been chosen by the family and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Cook 

Mary Alice Cook, 98, of Marion died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Regina) Cook of Marion; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Cook was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Cook Jr., and a daughter, Mary Jane Cook Conrad.
Graveside services were Saturday at Mapleview Cemetery with interment following.
Myers Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Koltveit 

Mary M. Koltveit, 98, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
She was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Pontiac, Ill., at St. James Hospital. She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist Church.
Koltveit is survived by her children, Joan (Jim) Johnson, Patricia (Marshall) Taggart and Bill (Becky) Koltveit; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-granddaughter; and several others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolf Magnus Koltveit; her parents, Charles Wilson and Roxanna L. (Berry) Wilson; her siblings, Glen Wilson, Robert Wilson, Bonnie Thoennes; ger children, Sharon Meyers, Rosie Koltveit and Kenneth Koltveit; and two great-grandchildren.
Services are to be held at a later date.
Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Patmor 

Mary Jane Patmor, 79, of Marion died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.
She is survived by four children, Joyce Odom, LaJean (Keith) Quisenberry, Sandra (Rob) Stephens and Kelly (Robert) Kirby, all of Marion; nine grandchildren, Jessica Suits, Sammie Jo Quisenberry, Jenna Odom, Chace Odom, Bobby Glen Stephens, Mary Rachel Stephens, Addy Kirby and Riley Kirby; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon Odom and Grayson Robinson; three sisters, Dottie Easley of Tolu, Anna Easley of Marion and Cheri Henshaw of Marion.
Patmor was preceded in death by her husband, William Glen Patmor; her parents, Henry Wilson "Jack" and Marie Threlkeld; a brother, Tommy Threlkeld; and three sisters, Alberta Taylor, Betty Travis and Faye Riley.
Services were Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Dr., Paducah, KY 42003.

Fritts 

Ella Louise Fritts, 98, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Stonecreek Nursing and Rehab Center in Paducah.
She was of the Baptist faith and a former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion, Union Baptist Church in Marion and Belleview Baptist of Paducah. She loved to cook.
Fritts is survived by a daughter, Donna (Jim) Caye Morris of Paducah; a sister-in-law, Virginia Fritts of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Perry Fritts, and her parents, Milton and Nealia Childress.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Boyd Funeral Chapel in Salem, with Rev. Deann Thompson officiating. Burial was in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society or Relay for Life in Crittenden County or McCracken County. Donations may be mailed to: Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Willis 

Margaret Jean Willis, 76, of Marion died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Crittenden County Health and Rehab. 
She was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church.
Willis is survived by her daughter, Stacy (Alan) Hunt of Marion; grandchildren, Shanna (David) West, Wesley (Cara) Hunt and Bryce and Jayden Willis, all of Marion; and great-grandchildren, Layla and Alana Winn, both of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Willis, and sons, Eric and Terry Willis.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Whites Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Crittenden County Health and Rehab Activity Fund, 201 Watson St., Marion, KY 42064.

Wesley 

Dorothy Welch Wesley, 70, of Marion, formerly of Clay, died Monday, April 1, 2019, at Crittenden Health and Rehab in Marion.
 She was born March 18, 1949, in Clay. She was of the Baptist faith. She was owner and operator of Evansville Print Services in Evansville, Ind., for several years.
Wesley is survived by two children, Dusty Michelle Mullin of Crofton and Flint Wesley of Mattoon; and six grandchildren, Dillon Thweatt, Lane Shelly, Lexus Wesley, Harley Wesley, Chase Wesley and Raylee Millikan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hamilton and Jeanette Welch
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. Following visitation, there will be graveside services at 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Cemetery in Clay with Bros. Noble Cobb and George Hollis officiating.
Vanover Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Long
John R. "J.R." Long, 83, of Bourbonnais, Ill., died on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at his home.
He was born Jan. 30, 1935, to Hadley and Lettie (Roberts) Long in Marion. He married Charlene Lanaville on Nov. 12, 1961.   
Long served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to1959. He worked on the production line at Armstrong Flooring Inc. for more than 40 years. He also worked as a driver for The (Kankake, Ill.) Daily Journal.  He was a board member and past president of Armstrong Credit Union. He was a member of Kankakee Gospel Assembly Church in Bourbonnais.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene Lanaville Long, of Bourbonnais; children, David (Ronda) Long of Bourbonnais, Danny Long of Bradley, Ill., and Steve (Laura) Long of Manteno, Ill.; Pamela (Delbert) Wingert of Bonfield, Ill.; two sisters, Elva Jane Carter of Mount Vernon, Ill., and Lena Sue Cook of Eldorado, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Stella Mae Long, and infant brother, Everett Wayne Long.
Funeral services were Dec. 29, 2018, at the Kankakee Gospel Assembly Church. A private burial service was held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.

Weldon
Margaret Ann Dyer Weldon, 87, of Marion died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of St. William Catholic Church, a lifetime member of Crooked Creek Homemakers Association and VFW and American Legion auxiliaries.
Weldon is survived by her children, Mike (Toni) Weldon, Patricia (Tommy) Vied and Nancy (Marty) Hodge, all of Marion; a son-in-law, Donnie Tinsley of Marion; a sister-in-law, Norma Dyer of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; grandchildren, Eddie Doom, Jayna Weldon Ennis, Michelle Doom, Melinda Tinsley Whitlock, Kristy Vied Haire, Jason Weldon and Stephanie Hodge; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter N. Weldon; children, Ginny Tinsley, Tom Weldon and Margaret Louise Weldon; parents, Richard L. and Mary Louise Dyer; and brothers, Bob and Bill Dyer.
Graveside services were Saturday in Mapleview Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Smiley
Dorothy Norman Smiley, 97, of Paducah died Sunday, March 20, 2019, at Superior Care Home in Paducah just a few days shy of her 98th birthday.
She enjoyed flower gardening, canning, making soap, knitting, crocheting, doing needlework and quilting. She was a homemaker who delivered Avon and was a member of Reidland United Methodist Church.
Smiley is survived by her children, Pamela Eaton of Metropolis, Ill., and George (Carol) Smiley III of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Angela Eaton Hamilton of Springfield, Ill., George H. “Tucker” (Katie) Smiley IV of Newton, Conn., and Caitlin Taylor Smiley of Chicago; and great-grandchildren, Clare, Cole, Caleb and George H. Smiley V.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Smiley II; and her parents, W.V. and Alice George Norman.
Funeral services were Saturday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.  Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Salem Cemetery Fund, c/o Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 26, Salem, KY 42078.

Duff
Jeffery Phillip Duff, 37, of Bremen died Monday, March 25, 2019, of natural causes.
He is survived by his wife, Morgan Duff of Bremen; children, Caleb Duff and Jace Duff, both of Bremen; a brother, Steven Duff of Murray; a step-brother, John Hamilton of Marion; his father, Mark Duff of Murray; his step-father, Franklin Hamilton of Marion; three nephews; and one niece.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Mapleview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Kirk
Golda Marie Kirk, 91, of Marion died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at her home in Marion.
She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Kirk is survived by her children, Gary (Mona) Kirk, Larry (Jeanne) Kirk and Sheryl (Roger) Watson, all of Marion; grandchildren, Brigham Kirk, Brian Kirk, Jonathan Kirk, Sami Jo Tate, April Watson and Dakota Watson; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Tolle of Godfrey, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Kirk; her parents, Felix Walter "Brigham" and Rose Lee Hughes; four brothers; and a sister.
Services were Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Cottrell
Janice Vivian Cottrell, 68, of Calvert City died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton. 
She was born on May 23, 1950. She was a greeter for Sam's Club in Nashville, Tenn.
Cottrell is survived by her husband, James Cottrell of Calvert City; a son, Christopher Ray Clark wife Stacie of Nashville, Tenn.; her children, Dana Michelle Williams of Lebanon, Tenn., Christina Nicole (Marty) Flowers of Charlotte, Tenn.; a brother, Larry (Dawn) Whitt of Calvert City; a sister, Sandra Beck of Lexington; grandchildren, Kayla Nicole Clark, Dallas Clark, Towny Clark, Zachary Clark, Tyler Flowers, Taylor Flowers, Michael (Jessica) Hamilton; and great-grandchildren, Lilyahna Clark, Nolan Dursma, Flora Gail Panyavong, Weston Hamilton, Layla Hamilton and Brantley Hamilton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George William Whitt Sr. and Lahoma Dell (Brown) Whitt; a daughter, Stacie Dell Clark; a brother Buddy Whitt; and a sister, Barbara Dixon.
A private family service was held. Interment was in Frances Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Crittenden County.
Memorial contributions be made to: American Heart Association, Louisville Chapter, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.
Collier Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services in Benton was in charge of arrangements.
Watson
Larry W. Watson, 64, of Prior Lake, Minn., formerly of Grand Rivers, died Wednesday, Jan. 31,
2018. 
He spent many years working at a tow boat company as a shipman. He enjoyed playing the guitar and was a motorcycle enthusiast.
Watson is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Jared) Lampe; grandchildren; and many other relatives. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Joy (Elam) Watson.
Graveside memorial services will be Friday, April 5, 2019, at Salem Cemetery in Salem. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Belt
Lincoln Eugene "Gene" Belt, 81, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Baptist Health Paducah. 
He was born April 4, 1937, in Crittenden County. He was retired from Walker’s Boat Yard and later James Marine.  At the time of his death he was employed by the Livingston County Convenience Center. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Belt is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Quertermous Belt; his children, Gregory Belt of Joy, Regina Taylor of Henderson, Stephen Belt of Salem, Tina Clark of Lewistown, Mo., Robert (Carla) Belt of Ledbetter, Karen (Barney) Shockley of Henderson and Joe Belt of Joy; siblings, Sammy Belt, Ailene Tabor, Bodene (Judy) Belt and Hurley Roy (Alice) Belt; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Lincoln and Edy Reba Curnel Belt; and grandson, Robert Glen Belt Jr.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem.  Burial was in Carrsville Cemetery. 

Springs
Erma Jean Springs, 72, of Salem died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Livingston Hospital & Healthcare Services in Salem.
She enjoyed working at painting and hanging curtains and wallpaper and going to yard sales. She attended Lola Pentecostal Church.
Springs is survived by her husband of 54 years, Norman Springs of Salem; a son, James Timothy Springs of Salem; two sisters, Faye Baker of Salem and Evelyn Orenduff of Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Tom Harris of Salem and Billy and Robert Harris of Brook, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Norman Anthony Springs; sisters, Viola Miller, Emma Lou Belt, Leona Belt, Carolyn Mendez and Shirley Hackney; brothers, Buddy Harris, Tom Agent, Claude Agent, Jerry Agent and Denny Harris; her stepmother, Estelle Harris; and her parents, Ules and Valada Shuecraft Harris.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem, with Bros. Tim Fouts and Billy Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Lola Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Visitation with the family was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Sexton
David Franklin Sexton, 85, of Joy died Friday, March 15, 2019, at Crittenden Health Systems.
He was a retired coal miner, attended Lola Pentecostal Church and was a 50-year-plus member of Carrsville Lodge F&AM No. 812.
Sexton is survived by his sons, Keeven (Jan) Sexton of Paducah, Greg Sexton of Marion, Wesley (Shannon) Sexton of Joy; a daughter, Deborah (Eddie) Wright of Marion; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pratt and Ruby Sexton; an infant son, David Ronald Sexton; and his wife, Willa Jean Workman Sexton.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home in Marion, with burial on Sexton’s farm in Joy.

Crider
Rose Crider, 84, of Marion died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion Baptist Church, a retired business woman and former director of Marion Main Street, Inc.
Surviving are a daughter, Rose Ann Brasher of Phoenix Ariz., a son, Kenneth (Rebecca Johnson) Crider of Marion; four grandchildren, Ray Brasher Jr., Matthew Brasher, Candace Fitzgerald and James Harrison Crider; a great-granddaughter, Gabriella Fitzgerald; a great grandson, Charlie Fitzgerald; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Harry Crider; son, Benjamin Harry Crider II; and parents, William and Rosezella Hester Rushing.
Graveside services were Wednesday, March 6 at Piney Fork Cemetery.  
Myers Funeral Home, Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Kinnes
Judith Kay Kinnes, 69, of Princeton died March 7, 2019 at Highland Homes in Princeton.
Surviving are a daughter, Kellie Ann Jackson of  Marion; sons, David A. Kinnes of Burna, and Danny E. Kinnes of Salem: a sister, Reeta Wharmby of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; a brother, Jerry Walner, Brennan, Texas; six grandsons; two great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carter Allen and Katherine Ruth Tosh Turley; and a brother, Stevenson  Carter Turley.
Services where  Monday, March 11 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery. 

Brown
Miriam Beverly Brown, 90, of Evansville, Ind., died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the home of her great-niece in Patronville, Ind.  
She was born May 16, 1928 in Crittenden County to the late Elbert W. and Ida Ann “Mama Brown (Sutton) Brown.
She graduated from Marion High School in 1946, was a former member of First Cumberland Presbyterian and a recent member of Morningside Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  She retired from the Social Security Administration in 1983 after 30 years of service and served as past president with the National Association for Retired Federal Employees.  
Surviving are her great-niece, Karen Cruce-Smith of Patronville, Ind.; a nephew, Gary Cruce of Marion; and many other nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Juanita Cruce, Thelma Cruce, Ophelia Johnson; and brothers, J.T. Brown and Doyle C. Brown.
Services were Sunday, March 10 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansille with Rev. James Messer officiating. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion. 
Memorials may be made to Morningside Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 8419 Newburgh Rd., Evansville, IN 47715. 

Jorgensen
Arne Jorgensen, 71, of Marion, formerly Palatine, Ill., and Arkdale, Wisc., died Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019 at the Livingston Hospital.
He was born in Denmark and traveled to the United States with his family at the age of seven. He came from a long line of bricklayers and carried on the tradition as a skilled craftsman of the trade himself. He touched many lives because of this talent. He prided himself on helping friends and family when they needed him. He had a “big bear” exterior with a heart of gold.
Arne and his wife Millie moved to Arkdale shortly after their youngest child graduated high school. While there, they purchased and operated a tavern that they named Jorgy’s Trackside Bar & Grill.
After retirement, Arne enjoyed being a school bus driver both in Wisconsin and Crittenden County. He was so proud of the kids on his bus routes and always made a point to greet them with a big smile especially when he saw someone who was struggling. He went above and beyond his daily bus duties by signing up for any and all field trips and sporting events.
Surviving are his wife, Millie Jorgensen; three children, Lesa (Mike) Kuberski of Oshkosh, Wisc., Viki (Kevin) Carlson of Marion and Erik (Michelle) Jorgensen of Poynette, Wisc.; and five grandchildren, Kalie (Chris) Crum, Alyssa Hickey, Jayden and Maddox Carlson and Dean Kuberski.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Gerda Jorgensen; a brother; and a sister.
A memorial visitation was held Friday, March 1 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. There will be a celebration of life in Palatine, Ill., on March 30.

Clark
Addie Lou Clark, 77, of Burna died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Dyer Hill Baptist Church, and was a caregiver for the elderly for many years.
Surviving are her son, Chris Vaughn of Burna; three grandchildren, Jordan (Jamie) Smith of Smithland, Zachary (Danielle) Thomas of Smithland, Nicholas Vaughn of Burna; and two special grandchildren, Natalee Smith and Dallas Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ben Clark; daughter, Jennifer; and her parents, Jim and Geneva LeVan Fleming.
Services will be scheduled at a later time.
Memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY  42003.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Flanary
James Douglas “Doug” Flanary Sr., 87, of Paducah died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at his home.
He was born on March 17, 1931 in Crittenden County to James and Effie Flanary. He was a member of St. Mark Methodist Church (now Fountain Ave. United Methodist Church) and enjoyed both hunting and fishing. He was an auto mechanic for more than 50 years, 25 of which were spent as the owner/operator of Doug’s Auto Service in Paducah. 
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Verna Kathern Dailey Flanary; his daughters, Macie Flanary Tucker (David), of Mayfield, Kathy Flanary Osborne (Glenn), LaNita Flanary DVM, all of Paducah; his sons, James Douglas Flanary II (Sharon), of Symsonia, Charles Thomas Flanary (Jenny), of Benton, his brother, Samuel Wayne Flanary of Marion; his sister-in-law, Louise Flanary, of Princeton; grandchildren, James Michael Tucker, John David Tucker, Elizabeth Ann Tucker Gordon, Benjamin Douglas Osborne, Ashley Lynn Flanary Jessup, James Douglas Flanary III, Robert Andrew Tucker, Christian Thomas Flanary, Patrick Thomas Flanary and Brittany Kathern Osborne; great-grandchildren, Madison Grace Tucker, Lena Marie Osborne, Easton James Tucker, Knox Wayne Jessup and August James Flanary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Isaac Flanary and Effie Ilene Belt Flanary; and a brother, David Allen Flanary.
Services were Sunday, March 3 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Steve Cavitt officiating. Burial was at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202.

Benavides
Karen Denise Benavides, 50, of Marion died Friday, March 1, 2019 at her home.
Survivors include her husband, Roland Benavides of Marion; children, Bethany Perkins of Fredonia and Kayla Benavides of Marion; sister, Julie (John) Earls of Ballard County; a brother, Robert “Pete” Fondaw of London, Ky., and grandchildren, Ethan Rhodes, Gabriel and Gabriella Hewitt, Maylee Perkins and Waylon Fritts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee and Edna Mae Fondaw.
Services were Tuesday, March 5 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.  

Porter
Todd Porter, 43, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at his home. 
Surviving are his wife, Bridgette Hurst  Porter of Marion; a daughter, Brynn Porter of Marion; and his parents, Jack and Shirley Porter of Paducah.
Graveside services were Friday, Feb. 29 at Oakgrove Cemetery in Ledbetter with Bro. Billy Parrish officiating.  
Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah was in charge of arrangements.

Belt
Bonnie Juanita Belt, 91, of Marion died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
She loved to pray and go to church.
Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Seidl of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, Calvin Ramage; three grandchildren, Francis, Trent and Derexa Seidl; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Belt; two brothers, Roy Allen Ramage and Barney Ramage; and her parents, Bon and Berette Faulkner Ramage.
Graveside are at noon Saturday, March 9 at Carrsville Cemetery.
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Smith
W. David Smith, 64, of Marion, formerly of the Pride area, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Skyline Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. 
He was born July 31, 1954 to the late Bill and Martha Smith. He was a member of Marion Baptist Church and a life-long farmer who loved his work. 
Surviving are his daughter, Jessica (Chris) Cummins of Marion; two sisters, Connie McCann (Mike) of Marion and Dianne Marshall of Salem; two grandchildren, Case and Hudson Cummins; and three nieces and nephews.
Services are at 1 p.m., Friday, March 8 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Thursday and 11 a.m., until the service time on Friday at the funeral home.  

Conger
Dennis James Conger, 64, of Ledbetter died at 10:22 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He was born Aug. 4, 1954 in Detroit, Mich., to the late Douglas James Conger and Johnnie Lou McClure Conger. He was a self-employed painter and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his sisters, Rita L. Perry (William) of Marion and Jonna Leslie Lizak of Trenton, Mich.
Military honors were conducted at Monday, Feb. 25 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. Dogwood Funerals & Cremations in Crofton was in charge of arrangements.

Hurley
Peggy Jean Hurley, 70, of Paducah died Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
She attended Smyrna Baptist Church in Paducah and enjoyed reading and traveling.
Surviving are her daughter, Gina Ray Hurley and life partner Trent Barefield of Smithland; son Nick Hurley and wife Heather of Burna; sisters Alice Dunning of Hampton and Nola Rodgers of Ledbetter; brothers James McDowell of Eddyville, Roy McDowell of Ledbetter, Vaden McDowell of Paducah, and Gary McDowell of Ledbetter; and six grandchildren, Jarred McDowell and wife Hope, Eve Zahner and husband Justin, Addyson Whyte, Elyssa Hurley, Anthony Whyte and Hayden Hurley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Hurley; and parents, Thomas Wayne and Rena Marie Fires McDowell.
Services were Monday, Feb. 25 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bro. Bill Mcalpin officiating. Burial was at Carrsville Cemetery.

Gibson
Patsy Lee (Mooney) Gibson, 78, of Floyds Knobs, Ind., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. 
She was a member of the Edwardsville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Willing Workers group. She loved painting.
She was born on Nov. 14, 1940 in Dixon to the late Squire and Hazel (Porter) Mooney.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Thomas P. Gibson; children, Scott (Lisa) Gibson, Nancy McDonald, John (Debbie) Gibson, Grant (Tammy) Gibson, and Porter (Pam) Gibson; grandchildren, Katie Emily, Patrick Gibson, Josh Croft, Anna Gibson, Matt Gibson, Amanda Mulvene, Jake Gibson, Rachel Gibson, Thomas Gibson, Nancy Gibson, and Kaitlin  Gibson; great-grandchildren, Thomas Croft, Ben Emily, Jacob Emily, Harper Gibson, Kennedy Gibson, Finn Mulvene, Ada Mulvene, Nolan Gibson, Ty Gibson, Owen Dixon, Cameron Dixon, and Hayden Gibson; and a sister, Florence Gaffney.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 23 at Tunnel Hill Christian Church in Georgetown, Ind.

Memorials may be made to Adaptive Hospice, 702 N. Shore Dr #201, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. 

Davenport
Paid Death Notice: Paul Wayne Davenport, 85, died January 25, 2019.
He was born Aug. 10, 1933 in Crittenden County to Marvin and Vernice Davenport. 
He was born the third of five children. Paul grew up on a farm with daily chores and adventures that any country boy would enjoy. 
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 and was assigned to the USS Rowe at the height of the Korean conflict. 
An entrepreneur, he owned Davenport’s TV service from the early 60s into the 70s which evolved into Joy Satellite Service through the 80s and 90s. 
Throughout life he played an excellent game of golf, shot a cunning game of pool and enjoyed country music and old-time gospel singing. 
His greatest joy came from a great conversation. He genuinely enjoyed people. He loved to hear their story and would share life experiences of his own. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Troy. 
Surviving are his wonderful wife, Garrnet; daughters, Karren and Paula; sons, Jeff and Dorian; sisters, Shirley and Donna; and many nieces and nephews. 

Fowler
Paid Death Notice: George Walter Fowler, 74, of Caldwell County died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Fla.
Born Feb. 23, 1944 in Crittenden County, he was the son of the late Audrey Walter and Mary Edna Travis Fowler.
He was a 1962 graduate of Crittenden County High School, a U.S. Air Force veteran having served 23 years and he worked for a Public Broadcasting Television at an Indianapolis, Ind., station for another 23 years. He was a member of the Donaldson Baptist Church, an avid fisherman and spent several winters in Florida so he could fish year round.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Fowler and Betty Crawford; and a niece, Donna Moore.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Diana Crabill Fowler; two sons, Richard and Ronald (Tammy) of Indianapolis; three sisters, Frances Moore of Vine Grove and Martha Jones and Edith Carner (James S.) of Caldwell County; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was cremated and a memorial service is planned for a later date at Donaldson Baptist Church in Caldwell County.

Corley
Evelyn Woodall Corley, 93, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a homemaker, formerly deputy PVA of Crittenden County for 20 years and a member of Union Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughters, Bonita Crowell of Marion; Maura Corley of Marion and Karon (Daniel) Schindler of Stone Mountain, Ga.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Gray Corley and her parents, Sidney Leonard and Cora Lee Fletcher Woodall.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at the funeral home.

Hillyard
Bobby Wayne Hillyard, 80, of Marion died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville. 
He was a member of Operating Engineer Local 181 in Henderson.
Survivors include his wife, Olivia Hillyard of Marion; a son, Kenny Hillyard (Anna) of Marion; and grandson, Dustin Hillyard of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert L. and Ruby Lee Hillyard; and an infant brother, Jimmy Hillyard.
Services were scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Repton Cemetery. The family was scheduled to receive visitors from 10 a.m., until service time Wednesday.
Make memorials to Deaconess Foundation, 600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47710.

Smith
Richard Carmon “Ricky” Smith, 62, of Providence died Sunday Feb. 17, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
He was born Feb. 20, 1956 in Providence, the son of the late Harold Eugene “Gene” Smith and Emma Lou Martin Smith.                                                                                             He was a member of Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church, had managed the EZ Shop #4, worked as a security guard at Warrior Coal Co. until he retired, and he was a volunteer fireman and first responder at Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department. He loved hunting and fishing, being outdoors.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Alesia of Providence; and a daughter, Amanda (Glenn) Stone of Providence; a son, Justin Smith of Providence; two sisters, Linda Lou (Richard) Daugherty of Providence and Sheila (Ricky) Penrod of Providence; a brother, Michael (Diane) Smith of Manitou; and two grandchildren, Conner and Sophia Smith.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21  at the Melton Funeral Home in Providence with the Rev. Westley Curtis officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m., until the funeral time at Melton Funeral Home.
Memorials  can be made to Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

White
Robert Lee White, 101, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Livingston Hospital.
He was a retired farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. During his many years as a farmer  in the Sheridan and Tolu communities, he was witness to revolutionary changes in agriculture practices from tilling the soil behind horses and mules to modern GPS-guided farm machinery.  In his earlier years, he served as a member of the Crittenden County Library Board and the Crittenden County Hospital Board, as a Farm Bureau director and as a member of other farm practices support agencies. He was also a Mason.
Surviving are his wife, Ada Gahagen White of Marion; a son, John (Freda Sharp) White of Richmond; a daughter, Linda White (Bohn) Frazer of Shawnee, Kan.; grandsons, Jeffrey (Angela) Gilmour of Elliott City, Md., and Bennett White of Bowling Green; granddaughters, Laura (Greg) Stoner of Henrico, Va.; Jennifer (Varis) Carey of Superior, Colo.; Ashley Frazer of Englewood, Colo., Sarah White of Richmond; and great-grandsons, Matthew Gilmour of Elliott City, Md., and Robert Stoner of Henrico, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Daisy Pearl Brown White; and a daughter, Brenda White Gilmour.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday Feb. 23 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday at Myers Funeral Home and continue until the time of the funeral service.

Tucker
Ethel S. Tucker, 101, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
She was a member of Marion United Methodist Church, Woman’s Club of Marion, American Legion Auxiliary and was a charter member and director emeritus of Fohs Hall, Inc.
Survivors include her nephews, Bill (Sherry) Frazer of Marion, Bohn (Linda) Frazer of Shawnee, Kan., Keith (Julie) Stout of Eddyville and Alan (Doris) Stout of Marion; great nieces and nephews, Bart Frazer of Marion, Sara Ann Taylor of Louisville, Jennifer Carey of Superior, Colo., Ashley Frazer of Denver, Colo., Jake Selph of Henderson, Erica Darsinos of Nashville, Tenn., Katie Cunningham of Dexter, Ky., and Logan Stout of Murray; and 10 great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Tucker; her parents, Burton Venson and Mary Elizabeth Stout; a brother, Howard Stout; and a sister, Rosalie Pedersen.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Mapleview Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Marion United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund or Fohs Hall, Inc. 

Travis
Loya Charles Travis, 92, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at his home.
He was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children Tony (Donnetta) Travis of Marion and Wanda (Larry) Patterson of Princeton, Ind..; grandchildren, Christie Patterson, Dana Patterson and Brodi (Justin) Sutton; 7 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Travis; parents, Ira and Oma Travis; and five brothers.
Services were Friday, Feb. 8 at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church. Burial was at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Caldwell Springs Cemetery.

Asbridge
Lillian Kirk Asbridge, 90, of Salem died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Paducah.
In previous years, she had taught at Elm Grove School, a one-room schoolhouse. She was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and personally recorded their statistics. She was a homemaker that enjoyed cooking, doing for others and reading her Bible.  She was a member of Pinckneyville Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Teague (Steve) of Ledbetter and Becky Asbridge of Paducah; a son, Tim Asbridge (Melinda) of Georgetown, Ky.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Junior” Asbridge; sisters, Irva Gene Mahan and Cordie Richardson; and parents, Odell and Irva Brown Kirk.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Joel Frizzell officiating. Burial will follow at Pinckneyville Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 11 a.m., until the funeral hour on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Pinckneyville Cemetery Fund.

McDowell
Eddy L. “Ike” McDowell, 66, of Fredonia died Saturday, Feb. 2, at his home.  
He was a retired signalman with CSX Transportation. He was a member of Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy Sanderson McDowell of Fredonia; two sons, Jamie McDowell and wife Alicia of Marion; and David McDowell of Fredonia; a step-son, Wesley Smock of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Rick McDowell of Fredonia; four grandchildren, Brynna McDowell, Dyllan Thornton, Ryan McDowell and Devin McDowell; three great-grandchildren, Ryder Williams, Julius McDowell and Ryah Williams (due to arrive in June); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilbert and Thelma Baldwin McDowell; and two brothers, Don McDowell and Joe McDowell.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Lakeland Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Eddyville with Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery in Lyon County.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Anne Webber, 21 Dogwood Dr., Eddyville, KY 42038.

Drennan
Inez Evelyn Drennan, 97, of Fredonia, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
She was a member of Fredonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Rosemary Collyer of Marion and Wanda Pulliam of Fredonia; grandchildren, Troy Hart of Ohio, Reggie Hart of North Carolina, Carolee Harris of Marion, Jana Johnson of South Carolina and Stacy Collyer of Marion; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Drennan; a brother; and a sister.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at  Sugar Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Fredonia Scholarship Fund through Fredonia Cumberland  Presbyterian Church.

Young
Jesse Young, 75, of Marion, formerly of Sturgis, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
He was born in Millwood, Ky., to Alva and Emily Crawford Young. He worked at Grayson County Ambulance Service before moving to Union County. He worked at Union County Ambulance Service in 1976 before he went full-time with the Sturgis Fire Department in 1978 and retired as captain with the department. He was an avid deer and rabbit hunter. He was also owner and operator of Young’s Mowing Service.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Lou Young of Marion; two sons, David Young and wife Toni of New Albany, Ind., and Damion Young and wife Addie of Marion; a daughter, Brandi Payne and husband Justin of Sullivan; a sister, Jenny Gorrell and husband John of Lexington; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 at the Sturgis Senior Citizens Building. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., with Fire Chaplin Jeff Paris officiating. 
Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials can be made to Lourdes Hospice, 1510 Lone Oak Road Paducah, KY 42008 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky Chapter Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane STE 410 Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Joyce
Danny Edward Joyce, 72, of Dycusburg died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. 
He graduated from Crittenden County High School and attended Murray State University. He was a long-time employee of Bobby Stinnett Used Cars in Marion. He was a faithful volunteer blood donor at Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center and had been recognized as a six-gallon donor.
Surviving are his daughter, Mandy and her husband Chad Moss; step-grandson, Clayton; and another daughter Cody and her husband Bradley McNeely, and a grandson due in March. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Richard Shewmaker; nephews Adam and Justin; and a great-niece, Mary Margaret.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Frances Joyce; and his sister, Kathy Shewmaker. 
Services were Monday, Feb. 4 at Lakeland Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Eddyville with Rev. Aaron Brown officiating. Burial was at Glenn’s Chapel Cemetery in Lyon County.
The family encourages blood donation at your local center in his honor. 

Denton
Thelma Jean Denton, 73, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Livingston Hospital.
She was a homemaker and member of Second Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter; Donna Starrick of Marion and two sons; Joe Winters and Ricky Winders, both of Marion; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lora Buckman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dorothy Hobbs of Marion; and a brother, Leo Winters of Elgin, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Dorothy Johnson Winters; and a brother.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 27 at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Repton Cemetery. 

Curnel
Lonnie L. Curnel, 88, of Salem died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.  
Surviving are three brothers, James Curnel of Salem, Donnie Curnel and his wife Jeannie of Marion, Doug Curnel and his wife Kathy of Marion; a brother-in-law, Willard Guill of Marion; and a niece, Melissa Guill of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evalean Sisco Curnel; parents, Harmon and Esther Privitt Curnel; three brothers; and four sisters.
Services are at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.  Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. 
Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m.,, Thursday, Jan. 31 in the chapel at Boyds.
Memorials may be made to Mary Hall Ruddiman Canine Shelter, 24 Just-A-Mere Rd., Marion, KY 42064 or Ray’s of Hope Cat Sanctuary, 155 John Rains Rd., Eubank, KY 42567.

Chandler
Carma Lee Chandler, 83, formerly of Princeton died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.
She was born in Union City, Tenn., on May 27, 1935. She was a member of Second Baptist Church of Princeton. She was active in church ministries as an outreach leader and in civic affairs in Princeton. She most recently served as a leader for a grief support group.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Ray Jackson, who was formerly the pastor of Marion Baptist Church; her second husband, Leonard Chandler of Princeton; a brother, Dr. Don E. Cloys of Richmond; and a son, Kent Jackson of Greenbrier, Tenn.
Survivors include her son, Brent Jackson (Lisa); grandchildren, Dylan Jackson (Lindsey) and Taylor Jackson; a brother, Bill Cloys (Paula) of Ball Ground, Ga.; sisters, Diane Cloys Landry of Perry, Fla., and Alice Cloys Cone of Piperton, Tenn.
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 19 at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton. Morrow Funeral Chapel of LaCenter was in charge of arrangements.

Benton
George R. “Red” Benton, 74, of Marion died Jan. 12, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.  
He was a member of the Rotary Club, was instrumental in getting the Marion-Crittenden Park built, was a youth baseball, basketball and football coach for 40 years and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his daughter, Chantel Millikan of Marion; and grandchildren, Seth, Teague and Raylee Millikan, all of Marion. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Benton; a son, Michael Colman; a grandson, Damon Millikan; brothers, Alfred and Jay Benton; sisters, Loretta Coleman, Anna Rushing, Doye Powell and Marie Benton; and parents, George S. and Annie Benton.
Services were Friday, Jan. 18 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Military rites were held at the cemetery.

Jennings
James Kevin Jennings, 62, of Batchtown, Ill., died Jan. 9, 2019 at his residence.
He was the owner of West Point  Marine.
Jennings is survived by his father, James Emmett Jennings of Marion and a brother, David Jennings of Pearland, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Jennings.
Services were Jan. 18 at Myers Funeral Home, Marion. Burial was at Mapleview Cemetery.

Mahan
Lucille Mahan, 101, a lifelong Livingston County resident, died at her home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
 She was born at home near Hampton to Dixon and Carmen (Threlkeld) May on Sept. 16, 1917. She began teaching upon graduation from high school, travelling by horseback to her first teaching position at Pleasant Valley School and other one-room school houses.  She later taught first grade at Salem Elementary, retiring in 1974 after 32 years of teaching. She fondly remembered many Livingston County residents as her students. She was a graduate of Murray State University with a degree in education.
Surviving are her daughter Marcille (Jeff) Gordon of Dickson, Tenn.; her granddaughters, Katie (Paul) Zimmerman-Clayton of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Beth (Bryce) Eichelberger of Joy, Sarah (Pat) McKenzie of Nashville, Tenn.; her great-grandchildren, James, Penny, Eli, Sam, Brendan, Noah, Aidan and Randall; a niece, Judy Riley; and nephews, Neil (Vicky) Ramer and Billy (Linda) Ramer.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Maurice Mahan, with whom she farmed outside Joy, continuing the farm in his memory since 1984. She loved gardening, quilting and horseback riding and was devoted to her church, Bethel United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Cornelia Riley; and brother, Frank May.
Services Friday, Jan. 11 at Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.
 Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1416 Lola Road, Salem, KY 42078, or Livingston Hospital Foundation, 131 Hospital Drive, Salem, KY  42078, or any charity of choice.

Hicks
Lois Vivian Hicks, 88, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She attended Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Alice (Clayton) Mills of Princeton; sisters, Ruth Hunter of Marion and Jane Pollack of Evansville, Ind.; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Turley; brothers William Dalton Hicks and Pete Hicks; and parents, Allie and Naomi Kirk Hicks.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 13 at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Burial was at Union Cemetery.
Rushing
Thelma Jean "Tootie" Rushing, 78, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at her daughter's home in Frankfort.
She was a founding and charter member of Calvary Baptist Church. Rushing was active in her current church, Piney Fork Cumberland Presbyterian, and enjoyed singing in the choir.  She also enjoyed cooking.
She was retired from Tyco Electronics with 30 years of service.
Survivors include her son, Greg (Phyllis) Rushing of Marion; a daughter, Vicki (Joe) Sanderson of Frankfort; grandchildren, Corey Rushing of Marion, Courtney (Larry) Morse of Princeton, Shellye (Kenny) Conger of Marion and Josh (Amber) Jackson of Irvington, Ky.; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Jimmy “Bub” Porter and Kenny Kirk of Marion, Tommy Kirk of Cave In Rock, Ill., Phyllis Joiner of Golconda, Ill., and Brice Kirk of Palm Springs, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Billy Jo Rushing; and parents, Eugene Porter, Velda Kirk, Jody Hobbs and Emma Hobbs.
Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Crayne Cemetery.  
Memorials may be made to Crayne Cemetery.

Simpkins
Mary Genevieve Simpkins, 92, died Jan. 14, 2019.
She was preceded in death by husband, Billy Simpkins; parents, Ernest and Janette Brown; and 10 siblings. 
Surviving are her children, Terry  (Winifred) Simpkins of Yorktown, Va., and Kitty (Bill) Lowe of Nashville, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Mary Simpkins, Andrew Lowe and Jared Lowe.
A gathering of family and friends from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 at Hermitage Funeral Home in Old Hickory, Tenn.
Local visitation will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 with a funeral to follow at 11:30 a.m., at Frances  Community  Church in Frances. Burial will follow at Frances Community Church Cemetery.

Forsythe 
Donald Eugene Forsythe, 82, of Grand Rivers, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at Rivers Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa. He was a native of Between-the-Rivers in Lyon County.
 He was a master plumber and general contractor for over 40 years in Livingston and surrounding counties.  Forsythe along with his wife, Mary, hosted a music jam each week at Lake City for 29 years.
He was married to Mary Elizabeth Peal Forsythe for 64 years.  They traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states and several countries including Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
He was a 57-year member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Kuttawa United Methodist Church since 2014. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Gary Forsythe (Donna) of Gilbertsville; David Forsythe (Julia) of Paducah; a daughter, Sheila Emerson (Robert) of Louisville; five grandchildren, Josh Forsythe (Katie) of Princeton, Jason Forsythe (Amanda) of Salem, Laura Overby (Addison) of Paducah, Kayla Adams (Andrew) of Anchorage, Alaska and Elizabeth Gradisek of Louisville; six great-grandchildren, Connar, Jaxon, Brady, Brystol, Raelynn Forsythe and Charlie Hardin; a sister, Pauline Schmidt (Paul) of Alton, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Jackson Forsythe and Lydia Timmons Forsythe; an infant daughter, Donna Elizabeth Forsythe; his mother-in-law, Ida Peal; four brothers; and three sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Chuck Ladd officiating. Burial will follow at Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers. Pall bearers will be Josh Forsythe, Jason Forsythe, Addison Overby, Andrew Adams, Justin Ross and Keith Branson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Don’s Shop Jammers.
Visitation will be at the funeral home 5-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 and one hour before the service on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to: Paradise Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Steve Sanders, 308 Delaware Road, Gilbertsville, KY 42044.

Johnson
Nora L. Johnson, 83, of Salem died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
She was retired from Moore Business Forms, and was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Surviving are four nephews, David Sunderland of Marion, Darrell Sunderland of Marion, Lynn Sunderland of Salem and Michael Sunderland of Leitchfield; three nieces, Starla Sunderland of Ledbetter, Terri Pryor of Paducah and Jennifer Sunderland of Marion; several great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Johnson; a brother, William Sunderland, Paul Sunderland, Charlie “Wahoo” Sunderland and Deon Sunderland; and her parents, Leslie Osburne and Dollie Mae Rushing Sunderland.
Services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Josh Bumpus officiating.  Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.

Benton
George R. “Red” Benton, 74, of Marion died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital. 
He was a member of the Rotary Club, was instrumental in getting the Marion-Crittenden County Park built, was a youth baseball, basketball and football coach for 40 years and a veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his daughter, Chantel Millikan of Marion; and grandchildren, Seth, Teague and Raylle Millikan, all of Marion. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Benton; brothers, Alfred and Jay Benton; sisters, Loretta Coleman, Anna Rushing, Doye Powell and Marie Benton; and parents, George S. and Annie Benton.
Services are at 11 a.m., Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Sugar Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Military rites will be held at the cemetery Friday.

Gilland
Mary Rose Gilland, 63, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at Crittenden Hospital.
Survivors include her children, Sandy Gilland Tabor of Paducah and Susan Gilland, Stuart Gilland and Nikki Atwell all of Marion; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers; and a sister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Gilland.
Private services will be held at a later date.

Champion
Shirley Ann Champion, 78, of Hampton died Jan. 5, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Care Center in Paducah.
She was retired as a 41½-year employee of Air Products. She was a graduate of Draughon’s Business College and a member of North Livingston Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Marble Champion of Hampton; daughter, Teresa (Robin) Meadows of Paducah; sisters, Gloria Madison of Salem and Ramona (Robert) Butler of Hampton; a grandchild, Jamie Meadows; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Chambers; a brother, Jimmy Ramage; and parents, Hadley and Irene Stokes Ramage.
Graveside servcies were Jan. 7 at Hampton Cemetery. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremations Services was in charge of arrangements.

Riley
Grace D. Riley, 97, of Salem died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
She was born Jan. 7, 1921 in New York City, where she married her husband, David Riley Sr. in August of 1945. She worked for AT&T and Bellsouth Telephone for 38 years in both New York City and Paducah.  The couple moved to Salem in 1950 where they worked and lived out their days. They were of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are two sons, David Riley Jr. of Murray and James (Shannon) Riley of Salem; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Riley Sr.; a sister; and two brothers.
Services were Sunday, Jan. 6 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. 
Burial was at Salem Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Father Flanagan’s Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010.

Roy Joseph Brown
Roy Joseph "Joe" Brown, 75, of Buffalo, W.V., passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at his home. 
Born July 28,1943, in Marion, he was the son of the late Roy A. Brown and Lennie M. "Hunt" Brown. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, William Tildon Brown. 
Joe was an over the road truck driver and a member of the Teamster's Local #505. He was formally employed with Praxair, Marmet W.V., when he retired. He served his country during Vietnam with the United States Navy. Joe enjoyed his family and grandchildren, as well as yardwork and his antique tractors. 
Surviving are his wife, Debra Brown; sons, Michael (Nicolette) of Nashville, Tenn., Chayse (Desiree) of Oak Hill, W.V.; grandchildren, Gage, Ryan, Myka, Kynsleigh and Maverick; sisters, Shirley Fritts (Doyle) and Betty Bond (Carlos), all of Marion; a niece, Debbie Harper (Steve); special friend, Sheldon Bailey; long-time friends whom he considered brothers, Ozzie Finley and John Thornton, as well as his furry baby girl, TillyRoo, whom he loved very much.
A celebration of Joe's life will be held in the spring.
Joe's wife, Debra, would like to thank the family, many friends and their wonderful neighbors for the outpouring support and love throughout his illness. Also, a special thank you to Hospice Care, Charleston, W.V.,  for its dedication and compassion shown to him and the family.  
He left us with many wonderful memories of a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I'm proud of the fighter he was, whether it was for his country, his family, or his fight until the end. He was our hero and will remain with us forever.