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OCT 25, 1925-DEC 24, 2003

MURRAY, KY --Margaret Garland Downey, 78, of Murray died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at her home.  A native of Stewart County, Tenn., Mrs. Downey was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edgar Downey; one son, David Downey of Murray; one daughter, Paulette Edmonson of Murray; three sisters, Imogene Fox of Dexter, Christine Downs of Murray and Mary Ann Futrell of Almo; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Downey; two brothers; and four sisters. Her parents were John and Drucilla Hargrove Garland. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 26, 2003 at Imes-Miller Funeral Home here with the Rev. Joe Pat Winchester officiating. Burial will be in Old Salem Cemetery.

MAY 16, 1916-DEC 16, 2003

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Lola Herndon Maddox, 85, of Cadiz will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2003 at Goodwin Funeral Home here. The Rev. Paul Cannon will officiate. Burial will be in Lawrence Cemetery. Mrs. Maddox died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at her home. She was the oldest member of Canton Baptist Church, joining in 1939. Surviving are one son, Harlon E. Maddox Jr. of Hazel; one sister, Roberta Calhoun of Paducah; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Maddox was preceded in death by her husband, Harlon Edward Maddox Sr.; two brothers; and one sister. Her parents were Chester Herndon and Daisy Calhoun Herndon. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Canton Baptist Church, Building Fund, 423 Boyds Landing Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

NOV 19, 1933-DEC 11, 2003

MAYFIELD, Ky - Naomi J. Dowdy, 70, of Mayfield died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2003 at the home of her daughter. She was a member of New Home Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Joe Dowdy of South Fulton, Tenn.; three daughters, Lynn Leasure, Shelia Alcover, and Kathy Griffith, all of Mayfield; one brother, Gaylon Bridges of Mayfield; four sisters, Lela Rogers, Bonnie Hargrove, Mary Thorpe, and June Perkins, all of Mayfield; and four grandchildren. Mrs. Dowdy was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Bridges and Lona Carter Bridges. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Byrn Funeral Home here. The Rev. Glenn Cope will officiate. Burial will be in Dowdy Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MAY 8, 1907-DEC 7, 2003

CADIZ, Ky. -- Funeral services for Clyde "Sonny" Thomas, 96, of Gracey, will be conducted on Thursday, December 11, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Gracey West Union Baptist Church. Visitation will be at Goodwin Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 10, between 4 and 8 p.m. Rev. Bradley Cornelius, assisted by Rev. Herb Case, will officiate at the services. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Garden, Christian County. Mr. Thomas died on December 7, 2003, at his residence of natural causes. Mr. Thomas was born on May 8, 1907, in Gracey, Ky. He was the son of the late Bluford Ira and Lula Vinson Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a retired farmer and a member of Gracey West Union Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was also a member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge #121, 32nd Degree Mason, and Rizpah Shrine Temple. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lillian Ladd Thomas; a son, William Madison "Bud" Thomas; three sisters, Lula Ladd, Catherine Stewart, and Jane Wright; 2 brothers, Clifford W. Thomas, and Henry V. Thomas. Survivors include 2 daughters, Carolyn Thomas Carroll and Ellen Thomas Zachary, both of Hopkinsville; a daughter-in-law, Roxane Thomas, Hopkinsville; a sister, Inez Thomas Haydon, Cerulean; 6 grandchildren, Sonjia Renee Thomas, Sheila Rhea Hancock, Bradford Thomas Hancock, Nicole Thomas Fredrick, Matthew Deacon Ladd Thomas, John Clyde Carroll; 2 Great-Grandchildren, Lillian Bouvier Fredrick, and Alexandra O'Connor Fredrick. Music will be provided by Zach Kirby and Joseph Platt Sisk, Vocalists. Pallbearers will be John Clyde Carroll, Bradford Thomas Hancock, Walter Manning, Matthew D.L. Thomas, Pat Thomas, and Blake Mize. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnny Thomas, Jerry Thomas, Shandy Ellis Brown, Leon Futrell, and Randy Mize. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Gracey West Union Baptist Church, P.O. Box 154, Gracey, Ky. 42232, or the charity of the donors choice.

JUN 5, 1918-DEC 2, 2003

HOPKINSVILLE, KY - Services for Emma Lee Cunningham Bridges, 85, Sheridan Circle, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 2003 at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Rev. Robert D. Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight. She died Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2003, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., where she had been undergoing treatment since being injured in a traffic accident on the Pembroke Road on Nov. 24. A native of Trigg County, she was born June 5, 1918, the daughter of the late M.C. "Cov" Covington and Mary Boyd Cunningham. She had worked for 42 years at International Shoe Co. and was a member of the Second Baptist Church. Her husband, Edgar Wallace Bridges, survives.

AUG 1, 1950-NOV 30, 2003

CADIZ, Ky. -- Services for Dennis Ray Bridges, 53, Williamsburg, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2003 at Goodwin Funeral Home with Jim Ricks officiating. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. He died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Middlesboro, of natural causes. A native of Cadiz, he was born Aug. 1, 1950, the son of the late Cecil "Bill" and Dorothy Nell Bridges. He is survived by two sisters, Lee Ann Harper, Wallonia, and Cecilia Underwood, West Liberty.

AUG 5, 1911-NOV 13, 2003

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Harold "Whit" Tatum, 92, of Mayfield were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2003 at Byrn Funeral Home. The Revs. Paul Peck and Larry Salmon officiated with burial in Poyners Chapel Cemetery.  Mr. Tatum died at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003 at his home.  He was a retired farmer and former employee of the Kentucky Department of Highways.  Surviving are his son, Jimmy Tatum of Mayfield; two daughters, Brenda Austin and Emma Dane Willie, both of Mayfield; one sister, Nova Alexander of Mayfield; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Tatum; a grandson, Robert Harold Parm; and one sister. His parents were Luther E. and Beulah Copeland Tatum.

NOV 5, 2003-NOV 5, 2003

HOPLINSVILLE, KY - A private graveside service for John Mark Sowards, infant, of Hopkinsville, was held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at the East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Dr. Howard Willen and the Rev. Wayne Sayre officiated the services with burial following. John Mark died on Nov. 5, 2003, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. John Mark was born on Nov. 5, 2003, in Hopkinsville. He was the son of Wes and Janet Bruchu Sowards. John Mark was preceded in death by a grandfather, Harry Stevenson. Survivors include his parents, Wes and Janet Bruchu Sowards of Hopkinsville; a sister, Hannah Morrow Sowards of the home; a brother, Leland Wesley Sowards of the home; maternal grandmother, Joann Stevenson of Cadiz; paternal grandparents, Dr. W. Glenn and Charlotte Sowards of Owensboro; and a great grandmother, Mary Morrow of Owensboro.

FEB 10, 1939-OCT 24, 2003

OTTAWA, KS. -- James "Jim" Howard Ansell Raby was the son of Joseph Howard and Carolee I. (Dorsey) Ansell.  He lived in Anderson and Franklin Counties in Kansas, until moving to Ottawa, Kansas, in 1949, where he made his home until his death, at the age of sixty-four years.  He graduated from Pomona High School with the class of 1960, Law Enforcement Academy, Hutchinson, Kansas, and Missouri Auction School on August 19, 1983.  During high school, Jim was employed by Towner`s Chapel as an ambulance driver and assistant funeral director and after military service, returned to work at Towner`s. In 1967, the ambulance service was turned over to Citizens Ambulance Service, which Jim operated, until purchasing it on March 1, 1968, changing the name to Raby`s Ambulance Service. He sold the service August 31, 1972. Jim then worked nineteen years for the Ottawa Police Department, where he had already served two years as a reserve officer, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was also a dispatcher, detective and patrolman, until retiring in 1991. He then worked part time for Dengel & Son Mortuary for the last eight years as an assistant funeral director. Jim served in the United States Army from June of 1960 until June of 1963, attaining the rank of E-4. He received the Good Conduct and National Defense Medals. He was stationed two years in Germany and a year in the United States. Jim was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa. On November 22, 1960, Jim was united in marriage with Charlotte F. Love at Ottawa, Kansas. She survives of their home. He is survived by two sons, James H. Raby, Jr., & Christopher S. Raby; two sisters, Alice Maye Chambers, & Marilyn Andres; two grandsons, Bridger and Jeremy Raby; and three granddaughters, Amanda Raby, Mykenna Hadl Raby and Camille Raby. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Norman Raby; stepmother, Lillian Ansell; daughter, Cheryl Ann Raby; and two brothers, Charles N. Raby and Norman Raby, Jr.

FEB 28, 1922-OCT 23, 2003

CADIZ, Ky. -- Funeral services for Julian C. Sumner Jr., 81, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Revs. Wayne Glass and Shoney Oliver officiated the services. Burial followed in Fuller Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Sumner died on Oct. 23, 2003, at the Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Sumner was born on Feb. 28, 1922, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Julian Clyde and Garvie Mae Sumner. Mr. Sumner was retired from the state and county Highway Departments. He was a Veteran of the Army with service during World War II, and he was a member of the Delmont Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eulala Williams Sumner; his second wife, Hazel McCraw Sumner; a daughter, Cheryl Ahart; and three brothers, Jesse Sumner, Johnny Sumner and William Sumner. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Carl Ray and Janice Sumner and William Darrell, Gary Lane and Jean Sumner of Amherst, VA and Pamela Sumner of Cadiz; two sisters, Ivy Shemwell and Marie Thomas, of Cadiz; 11 grandchildren, Brian Ahart, Chad Ahart, Shannon Taylor, Jennifer Moore, Lisa Baldock, Kasey Elizabeth Sumner, Amy Leshay Sumner, Jesse Ray Sumner, Juanita Yannayon, Darrin Fielder and Leah Fielder; 11 great-grandchildren, Nick Ahart, Hannah Ahart, C.J. Ahart, Hillary Dawn Taylor, Michael Taylor, Jared Lane Sumner, Courtney Baldock, Kathryn Baldock, Cole Baldock, Emory Belle Jackson and Makayla Fielder. Serving as pallbearers were Brian Ahart, Chad Ahart, Al Sumner, Bill H. Sumner, Jared Sumner, Jerry Sumner, Jesse Sumner and Matt Yannayon. Music was provided by Mark Harris, vocalist and Beth Taylor, pianist.

JUN 11, 1923-SEP 30, 2003

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Dorothy M. Sumner, 80, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at Jewish Hospital. She was the former Dorothy White, a native of Wheeling, WV, a homemaker and a member of Rockford Lane Baptist Church. She was preceded in passing by her husband, George R. Sumner, and son Jimmie G. Sumner. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Potter; son, Ronald Sumner; sister, Betty Jo Richardson of Elizabethtown, KY; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grand-son. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Arch L. Heady & Son, Dixie Hwy., with entombment in Evergreen Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.


Louise Thomas at the Friday Night Wiener Roast at the 2003 Thomas-Bridges Association Reunion

APR 28, 1911-SEP 12, 2003
CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Louise Sumner Thomas, 92, of Cadiz, were conducted on September 15, 2003 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Trigg County, with Goodwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Rev. Norman Ellis and Dr. Mike Jones officiated the services. Burial followed in Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Thomas died on September 12 at her home of natural causes. Mrs. Thomas was born on April 28, 1911 in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lillie Thomas Sumner. Mrs. Thomas was the oldest member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 40 years. She was a retired school teacher having taught for 35 years and was Principal of the Elementary school for four years. She was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association, founding regent of the James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a charter member of Thomas-Bridges Association and was a Kentucky Colonel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Alex Thomas; three brothers, Thomas H. Sumner, Raymond Sumner, and Eugene Sumner; and a sister, Agnes Sumner Wilburn. Survivors include eight nieces and nephews, Raymond P. Sumner, Alfred Leroy Sumner, Philip Conner, Lewis Sumner, Chris Sumner, Joann Stevenson, Carolyn Palamiotis, and Janie Sumner-Wall; 22 great nieces and nephews; 24 great-great nieces and nephews; and four great-great-great -nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Bryan, Andrew Bentley, Troy Sumner, Thomas Harper, Benjamin Harper and Scott Meredith. Music was provided by Martha Davis, organist, Jan Oakley, pianist, and Mark Harris, vocalist.

DEC 25, 1923-SEP 9, 2003

AUSTIN, TX--Earl Jennings Cantrell, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2003, following a valiant battle against cancer. He was born on December 25, 1923, in Everton, Arkansas, the second of four children to parents, William E. Cantrell and Vida Vinson. Earl graduated from high school in Dalhart, Texas, in 1941 and then entered Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) as a pre-med student. Earl was accepted in the Baylor School of Medicine in spring of 1944, but was called to serve in the Army during World War II. He left school in June of 1944 to proudly serve his country in the Armed Forces. Earl studied languages, with a focus on Japanese and was assigned to the office of the Provost Marshal General in New York City. After further training, he returned to Texas to serve as a language and sociology teacher to Japanese POW's in Huntsville, Texas. After the Japanese POW's were repatriated, Earl transferred to Fort Eustis, VA, where he was promoted and assigned to assist with the management of German POW's. He performed his duties with honor and diligence, and was granted an Honorable Discharge from the Army in May of 1946. Earl entered the University of Texas in Austin in 1946 and elected not to continue with medical school. Instead, he began studies to prepare for a career as a teacher. He graduated from UT with a BA in Spanish in 1950, earning membership in Sigma Delta Phi, a national honor society. Earl continued with graduate work at the University of Texas and became a teacher in Dumas, Texas, teaching Spanish and English. In 1954, he returned to Austin to further his graduate studies and began work at the Texas Education Agency. Earl found himself drawn to the nature of the business at TEA, and worked there several years, rising to the position of Director of the Division of Research. Earl left TEA in 1963 for a postion at the Texas State Teachers Association, where he became the Director of Research. He retired from TSTA in 1982 to work for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas as Director of Annunity Payroll until his retirement from TRS in 1990. Earl is survived by his wife, Doretha; and son, Steven, of Austin; and two sisters, Kathleen Teel of Tulia, and Elizabeth Flamm of Austin. Earl was preceded in death by his brother, William. In accordance with Earl's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes scattered by his family. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2003, at 2:00 p.m., at the Beck Funeral Home at 15709 Ranch Road 620 in Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks anyone who wishes to send a donation to the American cancer society. Arrangements by Beck Funeral Home,

OCT 25, 1915-SEP 7, 2003

AKRON, OH -- Funeral services for Etna Malleville Page, 87, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Trigg County, were conducted on September 10, 2003 at Prentice Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Page died on September 7 at Hospice Care Center in Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Page was born on October 25, 1915 in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Mary Jane and William Sumner. Mrs. Page was a lifetime member of the Thomas-Bridges Association, a charter member of the Chestnut Ridge Garden Club, and a lifetime member of the Akron PTA. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds, especially her work as a seamstress for her home, quilting and in later years her egg decorating. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Arthur, and siblings, Wiliam Avereitt, Eulis, Clem, Ivan, Maurine, Gladys, Alfred and Lacy. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Kay Moore of Doylestown, Ohio, and Marty and Jim Canning of Wadsworth, Ohio; three grandchildren, Julie, Sherri and Emily; two great-grandchildren, Cash and Kayla; and many nieces and nephews.

OCT 21, 1909-SEP 7, 2003

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Lucille Thomas Sumner, 93, of Cadiz, were conducted on September 9, 2003 at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Rev. Irvin Darnall and Rev. Robert McIntosh officiated the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Sumner died on September 7 at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz of natural causes. Mrs. Sumner was born on October 21, 1909 in Starkville, Miss. She was the daughter of the late Edd C. and Gustie Carr Thomas. Mrs. Sumner was a seamstress and a homemaker. She was also a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Sumner; a sister, Ambie Thomas; and a brother, Lindsay Thomas. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Earl Thomas of Cadiz, and Dixie and Lexie Sumner of Stow, Ohio; four grandchildren and three grandchildren-in-law, Randy and Nora Thomas, Jill and Freddie Alexander, Lesa and Charles Dickens, and Brenda Sumner; seven great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild-in-law, Scott Thomas, Shaun Thomas, Stephanie and Brad Boyd, Jay Latham, Jordan Latham, Charles Dickens and Robert Dickens; and one great-great-grandchild, Alie Boyd. Serving as pallbearers were Randy Thomas, Freddie Alexander, Scott Thomas, Shaun Thomas, Brad Boyd, Jay Latham, Charles Dickens and Robert Dickens. Music was provided by Rev. Arrice and Johnnie Taylor. Memorials may be made to: Donaldson Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 209, Cadiz, Ky. 42211.

JUN 10, 1919-AUG 27, 2003

CADIZ, Ky. -- Funeral services for Loutishia Hughes, 84, of Cadiz, were conducted on August 30, 2003 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Jones, Rev. Gary Hughes, and Rev. Marshall Fortner officiated the services. Burial followed in Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Ms. Hughes died on August 27, 2003 at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Ms. Hughes was born on June 10, 1919 in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Luther Lee and Mattie Light Hughes. Ms. Hughes was retired from Elk Brand Manufacturing with 37 years of service. She was also a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She had perfect attendance in Sunday school for 47 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Edna Flood, Gertrude Flood, Mary Catherine Mize, and Elizabeth Stalons; five brothers, Alton Hughes, Bertram Hughes, Harmon Hughes, Raymond Hughes, and Richard Hughes; two nieces, Martha Clements and Lela Marilyn Flood; and two nephews in infancy. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Susie Hughes of Cadiz; five nephews, William Robbie Flood of Cadiz, Bernard Hughes of Henderson, Ky., Gary Hughes of Auburn, Ky., James Hughes of Cadiz, and Luther Hughes of Bowling Green, Ky.; and 13 nieces, Lillie Sue Bostick of Cadiz, Jane Bryan of Nashville, Tenn., Wanda Calhoun of Greenville, Ind., Anita Cameron of Cadiz, Linda Joyce Choate of Cadiz, Peggy Douglas of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Florence Drennan of Owensboro, Ky., Martha Fortner of Cadiz, Freida Hughes of Cincinnati, Ohio, Betty Kent of Nashville, Tenn., Edna Lindholm of Yemen, Carolyn Staples of Jacksonville, Fla., and Margaret Ann Sumner of Cadiz. Serving as pallbearers were Bernard Hughes, Luther Hughes, James Hughes, Jesse Sumner, Jesse Cameron and William Robbie Flood. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Bostick, Ron Drennan, Charles Drennan, II, Chad Drennan, David Douglas, Pat Bryan, Ned Davis, Tom Vinson, Thomas Hughes Gentry and Mack Cunningham. Music was provided by Oak Grove Baptist Church Choir, Martha Davis, organist, and Jan Oakley, pianist. Memorial contributions can be made to: Oak Grove Baptist Church, 45 Floyd Sumner Road, Cadiz, Ky. 42211.

SEP 2, 1949-AUG 25, 2003

FLORENCE, AL. --Glenda Bentley Smith, 53, native and lifelong resident of Florence, Ala., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003. Visitation will be today, Aug. 27, 2003, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Greenview Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home in Florence. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Hal Noble and Mr. Sam Hall officiating. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery.Glenda was preceded in death by her son, Mr. Jonathan Bentley Smith; her father, Mr. Clovis Floyd Bentley; and her brother, Mr. Randy Bentley.Glenda is survived by her husband, Mr. Grady L. Smith of Florence; her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Lindsay Smith Siddall and Lane of Decatur; her mother, Mrs. Thelma Cain Bentley of Florence; her sister, Mrs. Jayne Bentley Mecke of Red Bay; her brother, Mr. Wayne Bentley of Denver, N.C.; her godchild, Ms. Roxanne Oldham of Calif.Glenda was a member of First Baptist Church in Florence, Ala. She graduated from Coffee High School in 1967. Glenda attended the University of Alabama and graduated from the University of North Alabama, with degrees in art and counseling. She was employed by Riverbend Center for Mental Health as a licensed professional counselor.Pallbearers will be Spooner Oldham, David Ivey, Carrol Quillen, Roger Davis, Jerry McGee, Rick Corrum and Bruce Gist. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Bentley and Lane Siddall.For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Florence.Greenview Funeral Home of Florence, Ala., is directing..

APR 17, 1909-AUG 22, 2003

BROWNWOOD, TX. -- Funeral services for Ruby Weatherby Moore will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 in Central United Methodist Church in Brownwood. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery, in Brownwood, under the direction of the Davis-Morris Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, 2003. Ruby Weatherby Moore died in Brownwood Regional Medical Center Aug. 22, 2003. She was born in Goldthwaite, on April 17, 1909, and was the eldest daughter of the late E. J. (Bert) Weatherby and Myrtle Brown Weatherby. She is survived her two children: Mickey Moore, his wife, Janey, of Austin; their two children, Mike Moore and wife, Laura and their three children, Allison, Ashley, and Audrey Moore and Rebecca Moore Clarkson and her husband, Steve, and their son Holden Michael Clarkson; and by her daughter, Marilyn Moore Riddle, of Granville, Massachusetts; and her three children, Mary Riddle Cornell and her husband, Greg and their two children, Margaret and Eli; Allison Macomber and her husband, Scott and their two children, Jonathan and Jacob; and C. Douglass Riddle and his wife, Carol and their four children, Micaela, Alyssa, Andrew and Gabriel. She is also survived by her sister, Velma Weatherby of Brownwood; nieces, Catherine Ann Evans and Carol Nelson; niece, Patricia Carr, nephew, Joe Moore; and several great nieces and nephews. She was married to Charles A. Moore, who died in 1976. She was also predeceased by her son, Charles E. Moore, son-in-law, James Riddle, and a sister, Lenavieve Weatherby Nelson. She and her husband retired to Brownwood in 1973 from Spring Branch. Prior to that they lived for 35 years in Sinton, where Mr. Moore was employed by Plymouth Oil Company. Mrs. Moore was educated in Brownwood schools, Daniel Baker College, and graduated from Southern Methodist University. She was a charter member of Central United Methodist Church in Brownwood, Texas. She taught in the public schools of Sinton and Spring Branch for 27 years. She loved music, playing bridge, traveling and visiting with her many friends. She was especially generous to charities and colleges of Brownwood and was honored by Daniel Baker as Coming Home Queen and by the United Way as a major donor to its programs. The family requests that friends choosing to make memorial donations make them to Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Second Street, Brownwood, TX 76801.

MAR 3, 1935-AUG 22, 2003

MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Services for Teddy Thorpe, 68, of Mayfield will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at Byrn Funeral Home here with Glenn Cope and David Edwards officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Dowdy Cemetery. Mr. Thorpe died at 10:37 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2003 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired maintenance department employee at General Tire Co. and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Mary Thorpe; one son, Gary Thorpe of Mayfield; three daughters, Susan Brittain, Connie Mason and Janet Edwards, all of Mayfield; one brother, Jimmy Thorpe of Farmington; one sister, Betty Jones of Mayfield; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother. His parents were Velmer and Deltha Dowdy Thorpe.

FEB 25, 1915-JUL 26, 2003

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Aileen McNeilly, 88, of Mayfield will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Dr. John Huffman will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.  Mrs. McNeilly died at 7:12 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2003 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she belonged to Women's Missionary Society and taught Sunday school. A graduate of Mayfield Business College, she worked as a Tupperware representative, and was bookkeeper for Anderson Motor Co.  Surviving are one daughter, Lana Kay Riley of Mayfield; one son, Bob McNeilly of The Woodlands, Texas; four sisters, Anna Mae Sweatt, Lola Wallace and Glenda Fowler, all of Mayfield, and Lurlye Moore of Troy, Mo.; two granddaughters; six stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. McNeilly was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Herbert Wayne McNeilly; one son, Don Quentin McNeilly; and three brothers. Her parents were Will and Bertha Crawford Lancaster.

MAY 6, 1928-JUL 9, 2003

CADIZ, KY--Tanna Shea Tooke Novack, 33, Trigg County, formerly of Bowling Green and Delray Beach, Fla., died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Billy Joe Nichols and Richard Bates officiating. Burial will be in Wall Cemetery, Wallonia. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday. A native of Lexington, she was born May 6, 1970, the daughter of Winston Delano Tooke, Gainesville, Fla., and Betsy Nichols, Wallonia. She was a computer data entry person and was a member of the Wallonia Saddle Club and Save The Elephants, Save the Whales and Save the Dolphins. She was a member of the Wallonia Christian Church. In addition to her parents, survivors include a half-sister, Danielle Tooke, and a half-brother, David Tooke, both of Gainesville, and her grandmother, Lorene Nichols, Hopkinsville. Memorials may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 W. 18th St., Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240.

DEC 3, 1927-JUL 3, 2003

LOUISVILLE, KY--Dorothy Clark Hughes, 75, of Middletown, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 3, 2003. She was a member of Linton Eastern Star. She is survived by three daughters, Rachel Edmunds, Roberta J. Miller and Rita Jo Hughes; a brother, Jack Clark; and seven grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Foreman Funeral Home, 10600 Taylorsville Rd., Jeffersontown, with burial in Cadiz, KY. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Foreman's. Published in The Courier-Journal on July 5, 2003

NOV 14, 1928-JUL 3, 2003

BRUCETON, TN--Services for Jane Ann Miller, 74, were at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2003 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ted Gentle officiating.  Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.  Miss Miller, retired legal secretary for Hanover and Walsh Law Firm in Memphis, died Thursday, July 3 at Alive Hospice Friends for Life in Nashville.  She was born November 14, 1928 to the late Wall Grady Miller and Willie Truman Lancaster Miller.  She was a member of the Bruceton Church of Christ.  Survivors include a sister Lou Nell Elkins of Bruceton; two nephews and two nieces.  Miss Miller was preceded in death by a brother Max Miller and a nephew David Elkins.

SEP 14, 1918-JUL 1, 2003

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Lacy C. Thomas, 84, Nelson Drive, Hopkinsville, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Wade Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Hopkinsville. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday. He died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Covington's Convalescent Center, Hopkinsville, of natural causes. A native of Calloway County, he was born Sept. 15, 1918, the son of the late Lilburn C. and Verna Herndon Thomas. He was retired after 35 years as a Civil Service employee and at Outwood Hospital where he worked for five years. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the Cadiz Masonic lodge. He was a member of the South Union Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dannie Sanders Thomas; three sons, Danny Hale Thomas, Cadiz, Joseph "Joe" Thomas, Chillicothe, Ohio, Lacy L. "Roy" Thomas, Hopkinsville; a daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Stearman, Madisonville; a sister, Virginia Simmons, Hopkinsville, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren
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