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KATHERINE THOMAS HENDRICKS
SEP 4, 1926-JUN 23, 2003

CADIZ, Ky. -- Katherine Thomas Hendricks, 76, Cadiz, died of natural causes at 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Revs. Gary Heath, Jerry Raley and Marshall Fortner officiating. Burial will follow in East End Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A native of Trigg County, she was born Sept. 4, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Alfred Claude and Mamie Jane Stallons Thomas. She was a homemaker, a child care giver, a charter member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Montgomery Homemakers Club. Survivors include her husband, James Hendricks; two sons, Will Hendricks, Nashville, and Max Hendricks, Russellville, a daughter, Rosemary Hendricks, Cadiz; a brother, Jasper Thomas, Cadiz; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, 10801 Shelbyville Road, Middletown, Ky. 40243-9954. 

JOHN WAYNE SHOLAR
DEC 18, 1953-JUN 23, 2003

CERULEAN, KY -- Services for Johnny W. Sholar, 49, of Cerulean will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003 at King's Funeral Home in Cadiz, with Don Mock officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery in Trigg County.  Mr. Sholar died at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2003,  from injuries received in a wreck on Ky. 1026 in Christian County. A native of Trigg County, he was a construction worker and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gayla Curtis Sholar; one son, Jacob Robinson of Cadiz; two daughters, Tiffany Brunson of Cadiz and Lindsey Sholar of the home; his father, Ernest W. Sholar of Gracey; three brothers, Ernest Sholar Jr. of Cadiz, Bobby Ray Sholar of Hopkinsville and Jackie Lynn Sholar of Gracey; and five sisters, Sue Mock of Hopkinsville, Nell Fowler and Wanda Morris, both of Gracey, Lou Butts of Cadiz and Martha Bunn of St. Petersburg, Fla. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Frances Wright Sholar. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lindsey Sholar Education Fund, c/o King's Funeral Home, P.O. Box 470, Cadiz, KY 42211

ELIZABETH SILLS FUTRELL
SEP 29, 1911-JUN 22, 2003

NASHVILLE, TN -- Elizabeth Sills Futrell died Sunday, June 22, 2003 at West Meade Place, Nashville, TN. She was the widow of Bill Edd Futrell. She was born in Stewart County, TN as the daughter of William Franklin and Lou Bartee Sills. Mrs. Futrell was a member of the Ashland City United Methodist Church, and was a retired school teacher. She is survived by two sisters, Eleanor Sills Brandon of Ashland City and Louise Sills Cothran of Nashville; and two brothers-in-law, F. L. (Sam) Brandon of Ashland City and Marshall Cothran of Nashville, TN; special niece and nephew, Cindy Cothran, Lorin, Jeff and Taylor Loring, all of Nashville, TN; other nieces and nephews, Ted Sills, John Sills, Robert Wimberly, Bailey Wimberly, Margaret O'Connell, J. Will Wimberly, Verna Lou Thomas, Lavinia Woodrick and Sarah Harris. Visitation will be Friday, June 27, 2003 from 12 Noon until 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz, KY. Graveside service will follow in East End Cemetery, with Rev. Michiall Williams officiating. GOODWIN FUNERAL HOME DIRECTORS in charge of arrangements.

GENE HARDY MCFADDEN
NOV 10, 1923-JUN 13, 2003

CADIZ, Ky. -- Services for Gene Hardy McFadden, 79, Cadiz, were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Archie Brock officiating. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Christian County. She died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, at Trigg County Hospital following an illness. A native of Trigg County, she was born Nov. 10, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Linwood Hardy Sr. and the late Nell Bridges Hardy and had been a teacher at Caledonia School and a homemaker. She was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and was the widow of the Rev. Robert "Bobby" McFadden. Survivors include two brothers, Henry Hardy and Linwood Hardy, both of Cadiz; and two sisters, Martha Hardy Jones, Cadiz, and Frances Hardy Moran, Nashville, Tenn. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Locust Grove Baptist Church, 83 Locust Grove Church Road, Gracey, Ky. 42232.

MARGARET TURNER SHOLAR
MAR 30, 1918-JUN 7, 2003

OWENSBORO, KY--Margaret Sholar, 85, Owensboro, formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Owensboro Mercy Hospital of natural causes.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Hill officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight.  A native of Russellville, she was born March 30, 1918, the daughter of the late Leslie E. and Flora Sheffield Turner.  She was a homemaker and a member of the St. John United Methodist Church.  Her first husband, William Curtis, died in 1944.  Her second husband, William Eugene "Frog" Sholar, died in 1984.  Two sons, Ronald Wayne Sholar and Leslie Eugene Sholar, also preceded her in death.  Survivors include a daughter, RonSonlyn Colston, Owensboro and a granddaughter.

VERA TAYLOR CARR
DEC 15, 1910-MAY 29, 2003

RIDGETOP, TN -- Funeral services for Vera Taylor Carr, 92, of Ridgetop, Tenn., formerly of Trigg County, were conducted on June 2, 2003, at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Norman Ellis officiated the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Carr died on May 29, 2003, at Ridgetop Haven, of natural causes. Mrs. Carr was born on Dec. 15, 1910, in Cadiz. She was the daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Peachie Mae Ahart Taylor. Mrs. Carr was a homemaker and a member of the Canton Baptist Church for 50-years, where she taught Sunday school and was active in the choir and other church related activities. She was a member of the Homemaker's Club and was presently a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Carr; six sisters, Helen Baker, Lucille Dycus, Geneva Grant, Lola Hunter, Ollie Lopinot and Mary Winfield; and six brothers, Clifford Taylor, Jim Taylor, Lee W. Taylor, Odell Taylor, Robert Taylor and Wilson Taylor. Survivors include a son, Harvey Carr of Madison, Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Eddie Mae and Charles Mock, of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Howard Taylor of Cadiz; two grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law, Carol Mock and Paul and Kathy Mock; and two great-grandchildren, Colin Mock and Julia Mock. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Baker, Anthony Fourshee, John Fourshee, Paul Fourshee, Joe Wilson and Billy Winfield. Music was provided by the Rev. Arrice Taylor, vocalist and Johnnie Taylor, vocalist and pianist. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathleen Johnson, 89 Nunn Blvd. Cadiz, KY 42211, or to the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, 3135 Custer Dr., Lexington, KY 40517.

EARL MAURICE RANDOLPH
OCT 14, 1923-MAY 26, 2003

EVANSVILLE, IN -- Funeral services for Earl Maurice Randolph, 79, of Evansville, Ind., were conducted on May 29, 2003, at Alexander East Chapel. The Rev. Robert Coleman officiated the services. Entombment followed at Oak Hill Mausoleum. Mr. Randolph died on May 26, 2003, at his residence of natural causes. Mr. Randolph was World War II U.S. Army Veteran with service in France and Germany. He retired after 40-years of service with Servel, Arkla and Preway. Mr. Randolph was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Lively Randolph. Survivors include his brothers, Robert R. Randolph of Cleveland, Ohio, Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph, of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Dorothy R. Thomas of Leitchfield; and several nephews and a niece. Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice.


RUBY MAE SPREIER SALMANS
MAY 25, 1917-MAY 18, 2003

SCOTT CITY, KS - Funeral for Ruby Mae Salmans, 85, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at First Baptist Church, Scott City, Kansas with the Rev. Lynne Smith officiating. Graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Larned City Cemetery. Mrs. Salmans died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. She was born May 25, 1917, at Rozel, the daughter of Fred and Belva Ricks Spreier. A Scott City resident since 1972, moving from Hanston, she was a nurse and a homemaker. She belonged to First Baptist Church of Scott City, American Baptist Women and the Gideon Bible Association. On May 22, 1946, she married Wayne Alvin Salmans at Larned. He died Aug. 27, 1988, at Garden City. She also was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include two sons, Don W. Salmans of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Stan Salmans of Scott City; two brothers, LaVern L. Spreier of Jetmore, and Everett Spreier of Rozel; a sister, Marjorie Fuller of Garden City; and five grandchildren. Visitation hours are until 8 tonight at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Scott City. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or the Gideon Bible Association, both in care of the funeral home

ROBERT F. REINITZ
JAN 30, 1934-MAY 8, 2003

CADIZ, Ky. -- Robert "Bob" Reinitz, 69, Cadiz, died of natural causes at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003, at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2003 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Revs. Peggy Smith and Brett Heuring officiating. Burial will follow in East End Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 this afternoon at the funeral home. A native of Mount Vernon, Ind., he was born Jan. 30, 1934. He was the son of the late Charles and Ruth Robinson Reinitz and was a retired maintenance supervisor, having worked 25 years at Trigg County Hospital. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Oakland United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rose Lancaster Reinitz; a daughter, Jeanie Reinitz, Cadiz; two brothers, Charles Reinitz, Joelton, Tenn., and Don Reinitz, Mount Vernon; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Frasher, Carmi, Ill., Mrs. Joe (Doris) Hammer, Panama City, Fla., and Mrs. Kenneth (Donna) Overton, New Harmony, Ind. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Lancaster, Jr., Randy Burnett, Terry Parker, Steve Scott, E.J. Calhoun, and Lonnie Calhoun, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Lisch, Bobby Ray Allen and David Shore. Music was provided by Tommy and Linda Winn. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Pennyroyal Hospice, 1821 E. Ninth St., Hopkinsville, Ky. 42240.

CARY MITCHELL VINSON
SEP 19, 1935-MAY 7, 2003

EVERTON,AR . -- Cary Mitchell "Mick" Vinson, 67, of Everton, a beloved father, son, brother, grandpa and uncle departed from this life on Wednesday, May 7 (2003). He was born Sept. 19, 1935 in Emidee to G. M. and Marjorie Murray Vinson. After serving in the U. S. Marine Corps, Mick lived much of his life in Dalhart, Texas where he raised his family and owned his own business, but he always considered Arkansas his home. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening, nature and especially, his grandchildren. He was also known as a world class practical joker. He was much loved and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his children, Kari Bain of Tulsa, Okla., Angela Sailer of Dallas, Texas, Danna McCarty of Columbia, Pa. and Stephan McPherson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his grandchildren, Austin, Wyatt, Savannah, Sierra, Jacob, Kevin, Nicholas and Samantha; a sister, Deanna Davis of Everton; and brothers, Lowell Vinson and Don Vinson, both of Dalhart, Texas and Larry Vinson of Dumas, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Coffman Funeral Home of Harrison. Cremation.


KATIE LOU BRIDGES LILES
NOV 16, 1913-APR 24, 2003

GREENWOOD, IN -- Funeral services for Katie B. Liles, 89, of Greenwood, Ind., formerly of Henderson, Ky., were conducted on April 28, 2003, at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson, Ky. The Rev. J. Wesley Hertel officiated the services. Burial followed in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson, Ky. Liles died on April 24, 2003 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, Ind. She was a member of Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church in Greenwood, Ind. She was a member of the First Christian Church from 1950 to 1999 in Henderson, Ky., where she was an ordained elder, lay leader and Sunday School Teacher. She was active in church, school and charitable organizations. She retired after 25 years as office manager and accountant for Scott Lumber Co. She was also commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1971 by Gov. Louie Nunn for her business and Political activities. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice W. Liles; five brothers, Earl Bridges, Ira Bridges, Clyde Bridges, Robert Bridges and Ben Bridges; and two sisters, Evelyn Feltner and Lucy Kockritz. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Hertel of Greenwood, Ind.; a son, James R. Liles of Greenwood, Ind.; a sister, Sara Kimbrough of Henderson, Ky.; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Henderson, Ky.

JAMES CARLOSS SMITH
AUG 13, 1931-APR 14, 2003

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky -- Services for James Carloss Smith, 71, Thomas Street, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2003 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with the Revs. Cornell Payne and Paul Farmer officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight. He died at 7:50 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2003, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. A native of Trigg County, he was born Aug. 13, 1931, the son of the late James Edward and Katie May Carloss Smith. He was a retired security guard and was a member of the New Covenant of Grace. Survivors include his wife, Ollie Smith; two stepdaughters, Iris Lee Arvin, Wilma Young, both of Hopkinsville; a brother, Charles Edward Smith, Cropwell, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Mary Allison) Mize, Cadiz and a stepgreat-granddaughter.

GILBERT N. BRIDGES
OCT 20, 1915-APR 14, 2003

CADIZ, Ky.-- Funeral services for Gilbert N. Bridges, 87, of Cadiz, will be conducted at noon on Saturday, April 19, 2003, at the Cadiz Baptist Church. Visitation services will be held on Friday, April 18, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Goodwin's is in charge of arrangements. The Rev. J. Norman Ellis will officiate the services. Burial will follow in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Bridges died on April 14, 2003, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital of pneumonia. Mr. Bridges was born on Oct. 20, 1915, on a farm in the Maple Grove community of Trigg County. He was the son of the late William Durwood Bridges and Ruth Cunningham Bridges Calhoun. He was the first man from Trigg County to volunteer for the U.S. Army for the World War II endeavor and served as a Supply Sergeant in the first armored division in the European Theatre. He accepted employment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as an operator at Lock and Dam 48 in Vanderburgh County, Ind., and transferred to Lock and Dam 49 in Union County. He retired in 1974, and made his home in Trigg County with his wife. Mr. Bridges authored and published the History of Thomas and Bridges Family in 1968, and was a charter member of the Thomas-Bridges Association, having served as president in 1974. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, the First Armored Division Association and other civic, historical and benevolent organizations. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Bridges Bradford and Patricia Calhoun Cameron; and three brothers, Amos T. Bridges, David S. Bridges and Ernest D. Calhoun. Survivors include his wife, Hilda Williams Bridges, of Cadiz; one son, Gillis A. Bridges of Murray; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie B. Hammortree and Mrs. Geneva C. Hopson, both of Cadiz, Mrs. Rachel C. Humphries, of Hopkinsville, and Mrs. Sylvia C. Myrtle of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, James Lacy Calhoun, of Sherman, Texas; several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the William Bridges Cemetery Fund in care of Scott Bridges, 2925 Old Canton Pike, Cadiz, KY 42211.

MARY FRANCES WRIGHT SHOLAR
NOV 7, 1920-APR 11, 2003

CADIZ, KY -- Mary Frances Wright Sholar, 82, of Gracey died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2003 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Cadiz. Mrs. Sholar worked at several restaurants in Cadiz for many years. She was a charter member of Trigg County Business and Professional Women. She was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Ernest W. Sholar; four sons, Ernest Sholar Jr. of Cadiz, Bobby Ray Sholar of Hopkinsville, Johnny Sholar of Cerulean and Jackie Lynn Sholar of Gracey; five daughters, Sue Mock of Hopkinsville, Nell Fowler and Wanda Morris, both of Gracey, Lou Butts of Cadiz, and Martha Bunn of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one brother, Grady Foster Wright of Elkton; one sister, Roxie Sudeth of Louisville; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and one grandchild. Her parents were Samuel G. Wright and Willie Lobb Wright. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2003 at Locust Grove Baptist Church. Don Mock and the Rev. Archie Brock will officiate. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery in Trigg County. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Locust Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 83 Locust Grove Church Road, Gracey, KY 42232.


RUBY BUCY CUNNINGHAM
OCT 27, 1915-APR 6, 2003

BENTON, KY -- Ruby A. Cunningham, 87, of Benton died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003 at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Marshall County Hospital Auxiliary and Marshall County Homemakers. She also was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Mitchell of Lone Oak; two grandchildren, Renee Frazier of Chesterfield, Mo., and David Mitchell of Lexington; and one great-grandchild, Ashlyn Frazier of Chesterfield. Mrs. Cunningham was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy "Debs" Cunningham, and two brothers. Her parents were Loyal Bucy and Minnie Lee Kimbro Bucy. Services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at Collier Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. Don Wilson officiated. Burial was in Murray Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lourdes Hospice, 2855 Jackson St., Paducah, KY 42001; or First Baptist Church, Benton Building Fund, 901 West 10th St., Benton, KY 42025.

DOUGLAS JOINER
MAR 1, 1931-APR 6, 2003

CADIZ, Ky. -- Funeral services for Douglas Joiner, 72, of Cadiz, will be conducted on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Don Moore will officiate the services. Burial will follow in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Joiner died April 6, 2003 at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Joiner was born on March 1, 1931, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Sanford Lackey and Irene Joiner. Mr. Joiner was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a retired owner of West Cadiz Gulf Service Station and retired from Lake Barkley State Resort Park. He was also of the baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Joiner of Cadiz; a daughter, Sherry Joiner of Cadiz; a sister, Shirley Galvin of Frankfort, Ind.; and two brothers, Bill Joiner and Dennis Joiner, both of Frankfort, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to: National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY. 14623.

MARY TUGGLE HOUSLEY
JUN 25, 1936-APR 1, 2003

Betty Tuggle Housley, 63, Clifton Court, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the First Christian Church. The body is being cremated. There will be no visitation. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, is in charge of arrangements. A native of Hopkinsville, she was born June 25, 1939, the daughter of the late Malcolm Earl and Georgianna Patterson Tuggle. She had been an English teacher at Christian County High School in the 1960s and was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband, retired Army Lt. Col. James A. Housley, died in 2001. Survivors include a daughter, Allison Housley LaBarge, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, James Malcolm Tuggle, Hopkinsville, Charles Whitt Tuggle, Trussville, Ala.; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Marjorie) Armistead, Hopkinsville, Mrs. William (Becky) Burd, Pembroke, Mrs. Alan (Barbara) Fetting, Highland, Md., and Mrs. William (Geneva) Wells, Houston and two grandchildren.

 
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