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REV. GERALD WAYNE HENDLEY
SEP 27, 1941-DEC 26, 2002

MURRAYKy -- Services for the Rev. Gerald Wayne Hendley, 61, of Murray will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2002 at Hope Harbor Church. Dr. Art Heinz and the Rev. Darrell Ramsey will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery in Mayfield.  He died at 2:41 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2002 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.  A graduate of Mid-Continent Bible College, he served as a missionary and evangelist for 20 years. He pastored Murray First Assembly of God from 1973 to 1978, and again from 1990 to 1995. He also directed a campus ministry at Murray State University in the 1970s.  Surviving are his wife, Rita Hendley; two brothers, Don Hendley of Mayfield, and Jim Hendley of Alabama; one sister, Pam Fizzell of Mayfield; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one son, Tim Hendley. His parents were James E. Hendley and Betty Lancaster Hendley. Churchill-Imes Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Timothy's House, c/o Hope Harbor Church, U.S. Hwy. 94 East, Murray, KY 42071.


DORIS BRIDGES WHITAKER
JAN 23, 1932-DEC 25, 2002

HOPKINSVILLE Ky -- Doris B. Whitaker, 70, Red Bud Drive, died at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at her home following a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2002 at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Rodney Travis officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday. A native of Trigg County, she was born Jan. 23, 1932, the daughter of the late William Corbett and Myrtle Francis Bridges. She was a sales clerk at JoAnn Fabrics and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband, Claude W. Whitaker, died in 1990. Survivors include a son, Ted Whitaker, Kevil; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Claudia) Duke, Hopkinsville; two brothers, Lacy and Ronald Bridges, both of Hopkinsville; a sister, Barbara Bridges Joiner, Hopkinsville and two granddaughters. Memorials may be made to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

AUDREY FUTRELL COOK
FEB 21, 1919-DEC 25, 2002

MURRAY Ky -- Services for Audrey B. Cook, 83, of Murray were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at J. H. Churchill Funeral Home.  Dr. Walter Oakley, Jr. officiated.  Bureial was in Elm Grove Cemetery.  Mrs. Cook died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at Westview Nursing Home.  A native of Stewart County, Tennesse, she was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Linda L. Smith of Murray, and Rita G. Oakley of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, one son, Clyde Dale "C. D." Cook, Jr., of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Cozie Outland and Katie Pearl Downs, both of Hopkinsville; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Dale Cook; two brothers; five sisters; and one great-grandchild.  Her parents were Charles A. Futrell and Betty McCoy Futrell. 

RICKY LYNN WILLIAMS
APR, 1956-DEC 19, 2002

SYMSONIA, Ky. -- Graveside services for Ricky Lynn Williams, 46, of Symsonia will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec 24, 2002 at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. Gayle Barnes and Tony Steele will officiate. He died Thursday, Dec 19, 2002 at his home. He worked at the Purchase Area Aquaculture Cooperative and was a former state trooper. He was a member of First Assembly of God. Surviving are his wife, Jona Williams; one daughter, Leslie Lyn Williams of Mayfield; his parents, Bobby and Jane Ann Williams of Mayfield; one sister, Sylnia Laws of Nashville, Tenn.; one grandmother, Lorene Pritchard of Mayfield; two stepdaughters, Christy Cooley of Benton and Misty Jones of Sedalia; one niece; and one nephew. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield.

EARLINE BROWN LAWRENCE
FEB 2, 1907-DEC 15, 2002

CADIZ, Ky. -- Graveside services for Earline Brown Lawrence, 95, Cadiz, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Flat Lick Cemetery in Christian County with the Rev. Steve Spitzer officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home. She died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at the Princeton Health Care Manor of natural causes. A native of Stewart County, Tenn., she was born Feb. 2, 1907, the daughter of the late Doug and Grace Stagner Shemwell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dyers Chapel United Methodist Church. Her first husband, Dewey Brown, died in 1958, and her second husband, Dennis Lawrence, died in 1992. Sons James Rex and George Brown and stepson, Jerry Lawrence, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Morris and Jerry Brown, both of Hopkinsville; a daughter, Mrs. Kenny (Betty) Rogers Jr., Cadiz; two stepsons, Larry and Bill Lawrence, both of Cadiz; a stepdaughter, Jane Golladay, Hopkinsville; half-brothers, Harvey and Dorris Shemwell, both of Hopkinsville; a half-sister, Joyce Blane, Hopkinsville, eight grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Cadiz United Methodist Church, 325 Second St., Cadiz, Ky., 42211.

BURWICK DOWNS
DEC 29, 1921-DEC 13, 2002

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Burwick Downs, 80, of Cadiz, were conducted on December 16, 2002, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Goodwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Rev. Mike Jones, Rev. Hal Shipley, and Rev. Paul Cannon officiated the services. Burial followed in Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Downs died on December 13 at Murray Calloway County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Downs was born on December 29, 1921, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late John McKinley and Flora R. Williams Downs. Mr. Downs was retired from Henry White Chevrolet Dealership where he worked as Parts Manager. He was also a member of Canton Masonic Lodge #242, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Madolen Downs Allen. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Merle Ford Downs of Cadiz, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Joe Oakley, Ken Oakley, Dennis Adams, David Lancaster, Hugh Roberts Jr., and Stan Flood. Honorary Pallbearers were Dell Freeman, Boyce Braboy, Tom Vinson, Men of II Sunday School Class, F. J. Hanberry and Bill Calhoun. Music was provided by Jan Oakley, pianist, Martha Davis, organist, and Mark Harris, vocalist. Memorials can be sent to: Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 45 Floyd Sumner Road, Cadiz, Ky. 42211, or Trigg County Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 99, Cadiz, Ky. 42211.

THOMAS AARON DUNN SR
SEP 4, 1912-DEC 13, 2002

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Thomas Dunn, Sr., 90, of Cadiz, were conducted on December 17, 2002, at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Sexton, Rev. Grandville Courtney, and Rev. Danny Guess officiated the services. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Dunn died on December 13 at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Dunn was born on September 4, 1912, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Wick and Addie Francis Dunn. Mr. Dunn was a retired farmer and former employee of Cadiz Restaurant, and a member and deacon of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Thomas Dunn; two brothers, Lawerence Dunn and Maxie Dunn; and two sisters, Frances Ledford and Hazel Joiner. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Marian Dunn, and Hugh Early and Teresa Dunn, all of Cadiz; three daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and Paul Guess, Carolyn and Paul Stallons, and Suzanne and Ronnie Henry, all of Cadiz; two brothers, Bill Dunn of Henderson, Ky., and Frank Dunn of Evansville, Ind.; a sister, Margie Waggoner of Union City, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Amy McNichols, David Henry, Kenneth Stallons, Christopher Dunn, Teresa Carol Russell and Constance Dunn; two step-grandchildren, Paula Theobald and David Guess; seven great-grandchildren, Jordan McNichols, Ryan Russell, Alison Russell, Jared Stallons, Benson Stallons, Raley Stallons and Gage Mathis; and five step-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Theobald, Melissa Theobald, Nathan Theobald, Joshua Guess and Shannon Guess. Pallbearers were Sammy McNichols, David Henry, Ken Stallons, Christopher Dunn, Buck Russell, Paul Stallons, Paul Guess, Ronnie Henry, Jared Stallons, Benson Stallons, Jordan McNichols and Ryan Russell. Music was provided by The Dunn Family, vocalist, Clarence King, vocalist and pianist, and Joy Stallons, pianist

NACY CARLTON SANDERS
NOV 11, 1922-DEC 13, 2002

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky -- The Rev. Nacy C. Sanders, 80, Fort Campbell Boulevard, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at his home following a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Kim Combs officiating. Burial will be in the Caldwell Blue Spring Cemetery in Caldwell County. Visitation will begin at 4:00 this afternoon at Goodwin Funeral Home. A native of Trigg County, he was born Nov. 11, 1922, the son of the late Joseph Hooker and Hazel Dell Mitchell Sanders. He was a retired minister and had served churches in Christian, Trigg and Muhlenberg Counties. He was a Mason, a Shriner and was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Delores Thomas Sanders; two daughters, Bonita Dawn Sanders and Mrs. Charles (Cindy) Ellis, both of Hopkinsville; a sister, Dannie Thomas, Hopkinsville and one grandchild.

BOBBY GAIL THOMAS
JUL 16, 1951-DEC 3, 2002

CADIZ, Ky. -- Bobby Gail Thomas, 51, Cadiz, died at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Wayne Glass and Derrick Norris officiating. Burial will be in Pugh Flat Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4:00 Thursday afternoon. A native of Princeton, he was born July 16, 1951, the son of Dollie Thomas, Cadiz, and the late Clifton Doris "Eli" Thomas. He was manager of the Willow Creek Outpost Restaurant and was a member of the Liberty Point Baptist Church. A son, Bobby Gail Thomas Jr., preceded him in death. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Tootsie" Thomas; a son, Joshua Eli Thomas, Cadiz; two daughters, Elisha Hestand and Jennifer Beth Skinner, both of Cadiz; two brothers, Clifton and Ross Thomas, both of Cadiz; six sisters, Delores Burnam, Betty Ricks, all of Cadiz, Nell McClure, Clarksville, Tenn., Brenda Underwood, Cumberland City, Tenn., Josephine Williamson, Houston, Mo., Noima Jane Prister, Princeton and two grandchildren.

HAZIE IRBELL HUGHES LIGHT
JUN 9, 1911-NOV 30, 2002

CADIZ, Ky.--Funeral services for Irbell Hughes Light, 91, of Cadiz, were conducted on December 3, 2002, at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Jones and Rev. Roy Marquess Jr. officiated the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery. Mrs. Light died on November 30, 2002 at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Light was born on June 9, 1911, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Mason and Pearl Thomas Hughes. Mrs. Light was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Light; a son, Wilburn Light; a daughter, Carolyn Light; a brother, Twyman Hughes; and a sister, Eliza Dell Gentry. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Diane Light of Cadiz; two grandsons, Rodger Clayton Light and Shannon Dale Light; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ernest Lawrence, Tom Gentry, Tommy Skinner, Larry Hooks, Tommy Johnson, David Johnson, Corky Johnson and Tommie Allen. Music was provided by Martha Davis, organist.

JAMES DOUGLASS RIDDLE
OCT 8, 1933-NOV 27, 2002

GRANVILLE, MA.--The Rev. Dr. James Douglass Riddle died at home in Granville, MA on Wednesday following a long illness. He was the 21st Settled Pastor of the First Church of Christ Congregational, United Church of Christ, Court Square, Springfield from 1980 to 1989. He was Vice President for Development of American International College from 1989 to 1995. Dr. Riddle served a long pastorate in Chapel Hill, NC at the Community Church and earlier pastorates in Granger, TX, Biddeford, ME and Lincoln, MA. He was born October 8, 1933 in Austin, TX, son of Prebble E. and Jewel (Nalley) Riddle. Dr. Riddle was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1962 and became a minister in the United Church of Christ in 1967. He graduated from public schools in San Antonio, TX, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, Boston University School of Theology and received a Doctorate of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Dr. Riddle is survived by his wife, Marilyn Moore Riddle, their three children and their families, Mary Riddle Cornell, her husband Greg and their children, Margaret and Eli of Kalispell, MT, Allison Riddle Macomber and her husband Scott and their children, Colin, Rebecca, Jonathan and Jacob of Granville, MA and C. Douglass Riddle, his wife Carol and their children, Micaela, Alyssa, Andrew and Gabrielle of Apex, NC. Also many family members in Texas. A child of the Methodist Social Gospel, Dr. Riddle was an early advocate for justice and equal rights. He served on the communications staff for the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery and participated in the March on Washington. Dr. Riddle chaired the Commission on Christian Unity and Ecumenical Studies of the United Church of Christ from 1969 to 1975 and was a delegate to the uniting conference of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the International Congregational Council in Nairobi, Kenya in 1971. He was a member of the reorganizing committee for the National Council of Churches in 1971-1972. In North Carolina he chaired the committee to erect 79 units of public housing in Chapel Hill; was twice elected to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Committee and chaired the refugee resettlement committee for the N.C. Council of Churches. He organized the legal defense fund for persons participating in civil rights efforts. In Springfield he worked on the implementation of the Downtown Ministry, was a governing board member of the Council of Churches and was on several committees of the area association of the United Church of Christ. He served on and chaired the Board of Community Care Mental Health Center, and the Boards of the YMCA, Stage West, the Adult Education Council and the organizing committee for the celebration of the City's 350th anniversary and 1st Church 350th Celebration. He was a member of Rotary International and received the Paul Harris Award. He was also a member of the National Society for Fund Raising Executives, the Congregational-Christian Historical Society, the Reality Club of Springfield and the Longmeadow Country Club. A Memorial Service will be at First Church of Christ, Court Square, Springfield, Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be Private in Springfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Congregational Library, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, 02108, Church World Service, 475 Riverside Drive, N.Y., N.Y., 10115 or to VNA and Hospice of Western MA, 50 Maple St. 01105. DICKINSON-STREETER FUNERAL SERVICE Springfield, MA 01105 (413) 733-2129


AVERNELL BOYD HUGHES
MAY 15, 1915-NOV 19, 2002

Nashville, TN--Funeral services for Avernell Boyd Hughes, 87, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Trigg County, were conducted on Nov. 22, 2002, at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial services followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Hughes died on Nov. 19, 2002. Mrs. Hughes was born on May 15, 1915. She was the daughter of the late James Permetus and Sally Baker Boyd. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Stanley Hughes; two sons-in-law, Roy Kent and Kelsey Oliver; and a sister, Eldo Hughes. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Kent, Peggy (Oliver) and David Douglas, and Jane and Pat Bryan, all of Nashville, Tenn.; two grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law, Deborah (Kent) and Tracy Martin and Jeffrey and Fleta Oliver; and four great-grandchildren, Diana Martin, and Lauren,Weston and Allyson Oliver. Serving as pallbearers were Bernard Hughes, James Hughes, Jesse Cameron, Jesse Sumner, Michael Douglas and Joe Adkisson.

MYRA DEAN TERRELL STALLONS
NOV 17, 1911-NOV 17, 2002

CADIZ, Ky. -- Myra Dean Terrell Stallons, 91, Cadiz, died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. O.D. Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Hopkinsville. Visitation will begin at 5:00 Monday afternoon. A native of Trigg County, she was born Nov. 17, 1911, the daughter of the late Bob and Emma Bridges Terrell. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Cadiz Baptist Church. Her husband, Clarence Monroe Stallons, died in 1989. A son, Marshall W. Stallons, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Bobby and Lofton Stallons, both of Cadiz; a brother, Ed Terrell, Louisville; two sisters, Cicero Mitchell and Annalene Braboy, both of Cadiz; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

CHERRIE ETHEL MARTIN COATES
OCT 13, 1902-NOV 12, 2002

PRYOR, OK.-- Funeral services for Cherrie Ethel Coates, 100, of Pryor, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Church of God in Pryor. The Rev Kenneth Gable will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Pryor. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home of Pryor. Coates was born Oct. 13, 1902 in the Bryan Chapel area east of Pryor, Indian Territory. She died Nov 12, 2002. Coates attributes her 100 years to "doing what is right". One of the recent inductees into the Centenarian Club of Oklahoma. Coates turned 100 years old on Oct 13, 2002. She is one of nine children in the family of James and Emma (Thomas) Martin. On Jan 1, 1928 she married James Coates, oil refinery worker. For their honeymoon they left, Jan 3 on a train trip to California where they began a new life together. They were blessed with 44 years of marriage and two sons. She finished the 10th grade in 1923 then went on to obtain her formal education at Northeastern State Teachers College in Tahlequah. She taught school for several years in a country school in the Greenbriar and Bryan Chapel Communities. When she became a wife she quit teaching and dedicated her life to caring for her husband and children. She and her family remained in California until she returned to Oklahoma in 1949. She was a long time member of the First Church of God in Pryor, where she taught Sunday school and was involved in the missionary society. Her hobbies included needlework and growing roses. She remained in her own home until 1998 when she became a resident at the Cottage on Willow Road in Pryor. "Giving to others" has always been her way of living, caring for many of her family members. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. One of her favorite desserts to make for folks was a good cobbler. She always shared words of wisdom with the young folks, saying "Read the Bible and live it". She was a very loving person and friend to all. She will be greatly missed by all that shared in her life. Survivors include sons Jim Coates and wife Bettie of San Diego, Ca and Glen Coates and wife Kathleen of Arcata, Ca. A grandaughter; and two grandsons. She is preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and three sisters.

BOBBIE JEAN THOMAS ADAMS
NOV 8, 1933-NOV 9, 2002

CADIZ, Ky.--Funeral services for Bobbie Thomas Adams, 69, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Cadiz, were conducted on November 11, 2002, at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Norman Ellis officiated the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Adams died on November 9, 2002 at Vintage Health Care Manor in Denton, Texas, of natural causes. Mrs. Adams was born on November 8, 1933, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late John Herschel and Inous Wallace Thomas. Mrs. Adams was a retired seamstress from Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville. She was also a member of Cadiz Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claud Adams, and a foster brother, Harlon Wynn. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Stan Guess of Denton, Texas; a brother, Josh Howard Thomas of Cadiz; a sister, Betty Thomas Fitts of Cadiz; a grandson, Adam Guess of Waco, Texas, and a granddaughter, Rene Guess of Denton, Texas. Pallbearers were Flint Free, Kevin Stroud, Donald Adcock, Danny Stewart, William R. Adams and Adam Guess. Music was provided by Penny Mitchell, pianist, and Dorris McGill, Janay Futrell and Jodi Terrell, vocalists. Memorials can be made to: Cadiz Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 606, Cadiz, Ky. 42211.

PHYLLIS STINNETT SAXON
JUN 5, 1942-NOV 7, 2002

KUTTAWA, KY - Services for Phyllis Saxon, 60, of Kuttawa will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2002 at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville. The Revs. Clay Blankenbaker and Jimmy Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Kuttawa Cemetery.  She died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002 at Western Baptist Hospital.  Mrs. Saxon had worked for Diversified Decorative Plastics in Kuttawa and was a member of Suwanee Furnace Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bill Saxon; one son, Scott Saxon of Paducah; one daughter, Jill Spencer of Calvert City; her mother, Geneva Stinnett of Kuttawa; two brothers, Sonny Stinnett of Eddyville and Tony Stinnett of Kuttawa; one sister, Linda Orr of Robbinsville, N.C.; and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father, Percy Stinnett.

ALEXIS LUCILLE SHARBER FORD
FEB 14, 1999-OCT 22, 2002

SEMINOLE, OK- Services for Alexis Lucille Sharber Ford, 3-year-old daughter of Arliss Dale and Kesha Burris Ford, are 2 p.m. today at Seminole First Baptist Church, Dr. Kelvin Moseley officiating. Burial follows at Little Cemetery. The child died Oct. 22, 2002, at Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 14, 1999, at Shawnee. She attended Seminole First Baptist Church. Survivors include her parents, Arliss and Kesha Ford, of the home; her biological father, Tyler Sharber, Seminole; grandparents, Glenda and Doug Ford, Seminole, John and Janet Burris, Seminole, and Tommy and Sheila Standlee, Meeker; great-grandparents, Bob Berry, Texhoma, Benny and Mildred Marx, Margaret Ford, Seminole, Louise and Raymond Smith, Seminole, Jeanne Burris, Oklahoma City, Jimmie and Joyce Robbins Burris, Mississippi; and a great-great-grandmother, Gertrude Wade, Oklahoma City. Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, is in charge of arrangements.


THELMA COLSON HARGROVE
SEP 30, 1924-OCT 20, 2002

MURRAY, KY - Services for Thelma Hargrove, 78, of Murray will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.  Mrs. Hargrove died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, October 20, 2002 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.  She was a native of Trigg County and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are one daughter, Tammy Myers of Murray; three sons, Jimmy Hargrove, Phillip Hargrove and Craig Hargrove, all of Murray; two sisters, Melvie Garland and Dean Downey, both of Murray; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Mrs. Hargrove was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hargrove; one daughter, Shirley Smith; and three sons, Eddie Hargrove, Mark Hargrove and Donnie Hargrove. Her parents were Frank Colson and Alice Garner Colson.


BETTY SUE MALONE HAYES
OCT 1, 1934-OCT 19, 2002

HOPKINSVILLE, KY - Betty Sue Malone Hayes, 68, Butler Road, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at her home following an illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002 at St. John United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Phil Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Oct. 21, 2002 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home, Hopkinsville. A native of Trigg County, she was born Oct. 1, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Robert Elliott Malone Sr. and the late Annie Williams Malone. She had worked for more than 25 years at Giles Market and was a member of St. John United Methodist Church. Her husband, Douglas Claude Hayes, died in 2001. Survivors include a son, Douglas Craig Hayes, Hendersonville, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Terri) Ortt and Mrs. Richard (Donna) Leavell III, both of Hopkinsville; a brother, Robert E. Malone, Cadiz; three sisters, Martha Nell Smith, Cadiz, Mrs. Nick (Celena Ann) Mejia, Upper Marlboro, Md., and Mrs. Billy (Vara Jo) Powell, Paducah; and six grandchildren. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the St. John United Methodist Church building fund, 2808 S. Virginia St., Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240, or to Pennyroyal Hospice, 1821 E. Ninth St., Hopkinsville, 42240.

JUDITH RIMKUS THOMAS
SEP 15, 1941-SEP 28, 2002

CADIZ, Ky. -- Funeral services for Judith Ann Rimkus Thomas, 61, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sept. 30, 2002, at Cadiz Baptist Church. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Thomas died on Sept. 28, 2002, at her residence, of natural causes. Mrs. Thomas was born on Sept. 15, 1941, in Chicago, Ill. She was the daughter of Arthur and Helen Rimkus of Benton. Mrs. Thomas was an Administrative Assistant at Trigg County Hospital and she was a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Brian Binkley. Survivors include her husband, Seldon Earl Thomas, of Cadiz; her parents, Arthur and Helen Rimkus, of Benton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Laura Binkley of Janesville, Wis., and William and Mary Binkley, of Waukegan, Ill.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Jo and Bruce Spears, of Spring, Texas, and Wendy and Jeremy Oster, of Janesville, Wis.; three brothers, Charles Arthur Rimkus, David John Rimkus and Donald Scott Rimkus; three sisters, Barbara Jean Dawson, Mrs. Daniel (Sandra Lee) Graham and Mrs. William (Patricia Jo) Bussell; and nine grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Daniel Graham, William Bussell, David Rimkus, Charles Rimkus, Donald Rimkus and Ned Davis. Music was provided by Mike Rose, vocalist and Dr. Martha Davis, organist. Memorials can be made to the Pennyroyal Hospice, Inc., 1821 East 9th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. 

JOANNA COOPER PRITCHARD
JAN 20, 1935-SEP 11, 2002

BOSSIER CITY, LA- Graveside services will be held for Joanna C. Pritchard, age 67, in Hill Crest Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 1 p.m. Officiating the service will be Dr. Randy Harper of Bellaire Baptist Church where Joanna was a loving member. Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. She entered into rest on September 11, 2002 after a brief illness. Joanna was a native of Arkansas and lived in Bossier City since 1968. She was a retired employee of AT&T, having worked for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest A. and Verla L. Cooper; brother Ernest Ray Cooper; son, Douglas Jay Pritchard; husband, Leonard Ray Pritchard. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Ann Lex and husband Brian; sisters, Evelyn Wood and Katheryn George; grandchildren, Sampson and Benjamin Pritchard, Cooper Rohan Lex, Tristan Abraham Lex and Olivia Rachel Lex.   The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Highland Hospital for all of their compassion and care.

DALE EUGENE BRADFORD
MAY 4, 1930-SEP 5, 2002

OLD OCEAN, TX-Dale Eugene Bradford, 72, of Old Ocean, TX, died September 5, 2002, at St Luke’s Hospital in Houston. He was born May 4, 1930 in Enid, OK, to the late Samuel N. and Monnie McCaland Bradford. He had been a resident of Matagorda County since 1976. He was a 1953 graduate of Oklahoma A&M, where he received a chemical engineering degree, and served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He was a retired processing chemical engineer with Phillips Petroleum Co., with some 33 years of service. He attended Harvest Time Church. He also was an avid pilot for the past 48 years and also a motorcyclist. Survivors include: three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda Kay and Charles Hughes, Glenda May and Paul Juneau, all of Orangefield, TX, and Mona Marie Bradford of Stuttgart, Germany; three sons, Ronald Dale Bradford of Bay City, Lynn Alan Bradford of Port Neches, and Darrell Eugene Bradford of Orangefield, TX; fiancée, Helen Hipp of West Columbia; sister, Betty Bergman of Pryor, OK, four grandchildren, Cynthia Sturgeon and husband Cejay, Debbie Hughes, Mark Janeau and Taylor Bradford; and one great-granddaughter, Jeannie Marie Hughes. Funeral service will be a 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Van Vleck. Pallbearers will be Ronald, Lynn, and Darrell Bradford, Wayne Bruening, Sr., Daniel Tinus and Shay Dorsey. Honorary pallbearers will be Don, Clayton, and David Harvey, Steve Hipp, Chuck Brown, Gary Ringer, and Cejay Sturgeon. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home



IVA LEE SHOLAR MCCLAIN
JUN 20, 1909-SEP 4, 2002

MAYFIELD, KY - Iva Lee McClain, 93, of Mayfield died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at Beverly Health Care in Hot Springs, Ark. She was a member of South First Street Baptist Church and a retired employee of Merit Clothing Co. Surviving are two daughters, Catherine Seavers and Willie Nolin, both of Mayfield; three sons, Bobby Earl McClain of Hot Springs, Ark., J.B. McClain of Mayfield, and Jerry McClain of Murray; three sisters, Dalvie Key of Mayfield, and Clara Buk and Laura D. Smith, both of Detroit; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Virgie L. McClain and Frances McClain; two sisters; one brother; and two grandchildren. Her parents were Calvin Sholar and Dellie Stewart Sholar. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2002 at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield. The Rev. David Key will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.

AGNES WILSON PATTERSON
MAY 8, 1909-SEP 2, 2002

CADIZ, KY - Funeral services for Agnes Wilson Patterson, 93, of Hopkinsville, were conducted on Sept. 5, 2002, at Goodwin Funeral Home. Dr. Charles Hedrick officiated the services. Burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Patterson died on Sept. 2, 2002, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes. Mrs. Patterson was born on May 8, 1909, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Alford M. and Alice Ricks Wilson, and the step-daughter of Lela Ross Wilson. Mrs. Patterson was a retired cosmetologist and a member of the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and step mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Fort Patterson; twin sons in infancy, Ronald and Donald Patterson; two sisters, Madalyn Lawrence and Wilma Faulkner; two brothers, Billy Wilson and Ed Wilson; and a brother and a sister in infancy. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Hubert G. and Betty Patterson of Eddyville; a daughter, Ruth Prestia of Cranberry Township, Penn.; a sister, Blanche Wester, of Provencal, La.; a step sister, Billie Lou Gressett, of Princeton; grandchildren, Tammy Walker, Melody Mathews, Jennifer Hayden, Frank Prestia, Jr., and Alexa Hennon; great-grandchildren, Andrew Walker, Austin Walker, Nate Mathews, Lily Mathews, Adam Haverly, Anna Haverly and Bailee Hayden; and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Steve Walker, Kevin Mathews, Linza Hayden, Frank Prestia, Jr., Patrick Hennon and Ed Jones. Music was provided by Steve O'Neal, vocalist and pianist. Memorials can be made to Lottie Moon Fund, c/o Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, 501 Noel Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

LULA MAUDE ARMSTRONG HUMPHRIES
JUN 8, 1912-AUG 26, 2002

HOPKINSVILLE,Ky -- Lula Maud Armstrong Humphries, 90, Christian Health Center, died at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Christian Health Center following a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug 29, 2002 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with the Revs. John R. Christian and Dan Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A native of Trigg County, she was born June 8, 1912, the daughter of the late John Starkie and Nora Pearl Sumner Armstrong. She was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church. Her husband, Emil Blane Humphries, died in 1989. Survivors include two sons, John Allison Humphries, Princeton, Ragon Blane Humphries, North Rose, N.Y.; three daughters, Betty Lou Darnell, Princeton, Mary Elizabeth Cooper, Las Vegas, Nev., Linda Faye Summers, Hopkinsville; a sister, Mary Henrietta "Dolly" Green, Columbus, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Louisville Chapter, 3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite 102, Louisville, Ky., 40220.

LUCILLE WILSON SPREIER
APR 24, 1915-AUG 5, 2002

JETMORE, KS - Lucille Wilson Spreier, 87, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at the Hodgeman County Long Term Care Center, Jetmore, Kansas. She was born April 24, 1915, to Alex R. and Pearl (Fish) Wilson in Rush County. She married Lavern L. Spreier July 16, 1940, at LaCrosse. He survives. A resident of Jetmore for 52 years, she was a school teacher and homemaker. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, a church worker and a Sunday school teacher. Other survivors include a son, Scott Spreier, Dallas; a daughter, Linda Hardgrove, Overland Park; a sister, Ellen Koci, LaCrosse; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Wilson, and a sister, Dora Murphy. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Presbyterian Church in Jetmore, with the Rev. Bill McConnelee presiding. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. today at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Memorials are suggested to the Christian Children Fund or the United Presbyterian Church in Jetmore in care of Beckwith Funeral Home, 122 W. Bramley, Jetmore, KS 67854.

RAY SPURLOCK
MAR 26, 1912-JUL 24, 2002

PRINCETON, Ky. -- Ray Spurlock, 90, Caldwell County, died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, following a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2002 at Morgan's Funeral Home with the Rev. John Benton and Ronnie Sivells officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 9 tonight. A native of Trigg County, he was born March 26, 1912, the son of the late Edward Seymore and Cicero Thomas Spurlock. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Cotton Spurlock; two daughters, Mrs. David (Betty Sue) Dunbar, Caldwell County, Mrs. Jim (Sylvia) Thurman; a sister, Ruby Aldridge, Caldwell County; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

CLYDE TINSLEY THOMAS
JAN 10, 1923-JUL 20, 2002

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Clyde Tinsley Thomas, 79, Herndon, died at 1:22 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002, following an illness. Services were scheduled for 3 p. m. July 22, 2002 at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with Joe Nichols officiating. Burial was to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. A native of Trigg County, he was born Jan. 10, 1923. He was the son of the late Conrad Tinsley and Nola Sholar Thomas. He was a farmer, a deacon and member of Roaring Spring Christian Church and vice chairman of the Western Kentucky State Fair Board. Additionally, he was a member of the Christian County Camp Gideons International. He was a veteran of World War II, having been a B-24 pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Survivors include two sons, Clyde T. Thomas Jr. and Donald Thomas, both of Herndon; a daughter, Deborah Thomas, Knoxville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to either Gideons International, Roaring Spring Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.

MINNIE BRIDGES BOATRIGHT
MAY 13, 1914-JUL 20, 2002

CALVERT CITY, Ky.--Minnie Lee Boatright, 88, of Calvert City died at 1:56 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002 at Marshall County Hospital in Benton. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and was a Marshall County school bus driver for 25 years. Surviving are two daughters, Nelda Dawes of Benton and Dixie Boatright of Godfrey, Ill.; one son, Ricky Boatright of Benton; two sisters, Pearl Scillion of Calvert City and Loraine Forsythe of Benton; two brothers, Harry Bridges of Benton and Hayes Bridges of Alton, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Boatright; one daughter, Melinda Boatright; one son, Bill Boatright; two sisters; and one brother. Her parents were Willie H. Bridges and Sarah Ellen Bridges. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2002 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton. The Revs. Roy Brown and Darvin Stom will officiate. Burial will be in Marshall County Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

LONNIE E. "BUDDY" CALHOUN
SEP 17, 1943-JUL 9, 2002

CADIZ, Ky. -- Lonnie E. "Buddy" Calhoun, 58, Cadiz, died at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Trigg County Hospital as the result of an apparent heart attack. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Goodwin Funeral Home with Peggy Smith and the Rev. Buddy Boaz officiating. Burial will be in East End Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4:00 July 10. A native of Trigg County, he was born Sept. 17, 1943, the son of Emma Bell Freeman Calhoun, Cadiz, and the late Thomas Odell Calhoun. He was retired from Phelps Dodge where he had worked as an operator. He was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Mary Lancaster Calhoun; a son, Lonnie Calhoun Jr., Cadiz; a daughter, Mariah Calhoun, Cadiz; three brothers, Orbie Dell Calhoun, Hopkinsville, Ralph and Ernest "E.J." Calhoun, both of Cadiz and two sisters, Ruth Herndon and Rachel Boddy, both of Cadiz.

HORACE BRYAN "SONNY" THOMAS
JUN 16, 1931-JUL 6, 2002

Hopkinsville, KY. -- Horace Bryan "Sonny" Thomas, 71, Sanderson Drive, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at his home of natural causes. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Lamb Funeral Home with the Revs. Arrice Taylor and Robert McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 on July 8. A native of Trigg County, he was born June 16, 1931, the son of the late Oscar E. and Willie Adams Thomas. He was retired after 31 years as an employee in maintenance at Thomas Industries. He more recently worked part-time for Industrial Supply and as a driver for several automobile dealerships. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church in Trigg County. A son, Ronnie Dale Thomas, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Mary Dell Taylor Thomas; a son, Randy L. Thomas, Hopkinsville; two daughters, Mrs. Eddie (Judy) Graddy and Mrs. Buddy (Janice) Young, both of Hopkinsville; two brothers, Billie E. "Butch" and Eddie Thomas, both of Cadiz; five sisters, Mrs. R.H. (Jane) Braboy, Hopkinsville, Sue Kamenca, Toledo, Ohio, Grace Thomas, Mrs. Denny (Kay) Francis and Mrs. Don (Rose) Bush, all of Cadiz and five grandchildren.

PAULINE TRAVIS FOWLER
FEB 22, 1918-JUL 6, 2002

CADIZ, Ky. -- Pauline T. Fowler, 84, Cadiz, died at 6:44 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at King's Funeral Home with the Revs. Wayne Glass and Larry Wilson officiating. Burial will be in East End Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4:00 this afternoon. A native of Trigg County, she was born Feb. 22, 1918, the daughter of the late Carney and Mamie Light Travis. She was a clerk at Clements Pharmacy in Cadiz, was a member of the Liberty Point Baptist Church where she was a member of the Widows Club and Singles Club. Her husband, Maxie Fowler Sr., died in 1989. A daughter, Doris Ann Clayton, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Richard G. Clayton, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Maxie "M.H." Fowler Jr., Trigg County; two daughters, Anita McNichols and Rhonda Johnson, both of Trigg County; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

MARTHA THOMAS SYKES
OCT 2, 1913-JUL 2, 2002

Erin, TN.--Martha Albert Sykes, 88, Stewart, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Trinity Hospital of natural causes. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Nave Funeral Home, Erin, Tennessee, with the Rev. Harriet Bryan officiating. Burial will be in Wolford Cemetery, Stewart County. Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home. She was born Oct. 2, 1913, in Model, Tennessee, daughter of James Marston Thomas and Flora Seawright Thomas. She was the widow of Homer Sykes. Mrs. Sykes was a retired postmistress and schoolteacher and a member of Stewart United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Fisher, Stewart; a sister, Burnice Cathey, Murray, Ky.; and six grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jim Martin, Eddie Mayo, David Bizzell, Bob Bizzell, Archie Seay and Eddie Brooks.

 
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