2004 Obituaries (July-December) PDF Print E-mail
APR 14, 1931-DEC 29, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--Billy J. Hendricks, Sr. 73, passed passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at Methodist Hospital. He was a resident of Indianapolis. He was born April 14, 1931, in Hopkinsville, KY. His parents were Roy Alvin and Hattie Earl (Marquis) Hendricks. He married Geraldine Hindenach on December 4, 1952. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, James Daniel (Kim) Hendricks and Billy J. Hendricks, Jr., both of Indianapolis; two daughters, Donna (Dale) Jolly of Ohio and Areulia Hornak of Indianapolis; one sister, Marie Walters of Ohio; five grandchildren, Dale R. Jolly, Jr., Amanda Hendricks, Michael Hornak, Nicholas Hornak and Jimmy Hendricks; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Jolly and Cloe Hendricks; and one niece, Glenda Nichols. He was employed for many years by Eastern Express, where he was a truck driver. He retired from the Teamsters Union. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served in the Korean War. Services were entrusted to Forest Lawn - Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home of Greenwood, Indiana.

MAR 4, 1943-DEC 27, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Beverly Carol Cannon, 61, Cadiz, died at 2:43 a.m., Dec. 27, 2004, at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at King's Funeral Home with Dr. Gary James officiating. Visitation will be from noon until time for the service at the funeral home. A native of Trigg County, she was born March 7, 1943, the daughter of the late Alton Thomas and Myrtle Colson Willis. Her adoptive parents, Carlisle and Grace Stewart Thomas, also preceded her in death. She had been a licensed practical nurse in Caldwell and Trigg counties for 30 years. Survivors include a son, Michael Don Cannon, the home and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Bonke, Evansville, Ind. Memorials may be made to the Beverly Cannon Memorial Fund, In Care Of Sibyl Luebbert, Post office Box 1528, Cadiz, Ky., 42211.

JUL 16, 1932-DEC 27, 2004

HARRISON, AR-- Dixie Fay Moore, 72, died Dec. 27, 2004, at Harrison, Ark.  She was born July 16, 1932, near Dayton, the daughter of Jesse Herman and Irene Frances (Bridges) Brown. Mrs. Moore worked in the family business, Klean-Rite Septic Tank Service. She was a member of the Restoration Life Fellowship. Her life was devoted to her family. Preceding her in death were her parents, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Beason Lee Moore; her children, Gary and Judy Moore, Terry and Debra Brown, Dixie and Dale Watkins, Brenda and Doyle Smith, Rick and Caffie Moore, Jane Barnes, Jesse and Jennifer Moore, Janet and Tom Claunch; a brother, Jesse Brown Jr.; two sisters, Georgia Cumpton and Berniece Burris; 25 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Smith Family Cemetery, Batavia, Ark.

NOV 8, 1913-DEC 23, 2004

PRINCETON, KY -- Funeral services for Ruby Spurlock Aldridge, 91, of Kuttawa, formerly of Princeton, were conducted on Sunday, December 26, 2004, at 2:30 p.m., at Morgan Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Aldridge died on Thursday, December 23, 2004, at 11:15 a.m., at Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa following a long illness. Mrs. Aldridge was born on November 8, 1913, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Cicero Thomas Spurlock. Mrs. Aldridge was a housewife, and a member of Kelly Baptist Church in Christian County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Roy Aldridge; five brothers, Jim Spurlock, Joe Spurlock, Mac Spurlock, Earl Spurlock, and Ray Spurlock; and one sister, Hazel Mitchell. Survivors include six nieces, one nephew, and two sisters-in-law, Dale Aldridge of Cadiz, and Mary Spurlock of Caldwell County.

JUL 11, 1921-DEC 23, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Lacy Wade "Dink" Bridges, 83, of Cadiz will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2004 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Irvin Darnall and Lester Watson officiating. Burial will be in Trigg Memory Acres. Mr. Bridges died at 5 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004 at his home. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of Canton Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World. Surviving are his wife, Martha Bridges; two daughters, Dianne Bridges and Kathy Lee Futrell, both of Cadiz; a brother, Lonnie Bridges of Cadiz; a sister, Glenda Lawrence of Cadiz; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Dannie Bridges, and two sisters. His parents were Mount Vernon Bridges and Danny Bridges.

DEC 25, 1925-DEC 7, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Blanche Carney, 78, Cadiz, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 10 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Bobby McIntosh and Kevin Roberts officiating. Burial will be in East End Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 Thursday afternoon at the funeral home. A native of Trigg County, she was born Dec. 25, 1925, the daughter of the late Ted and Beulah Sumner Thomas. She was retired as a cafeteria worker in Trigg County schools and was a member of the Thomas and Bridges Association, the Wallonia Homemakers Club, the Widowed Persons, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Donaldson Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher, church treasurer and member of the Women's Missionary Union. Her husband, Thomas Carney, died in 1979. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Mildred) Ezell and Mrs. Alan (Connie) Baker, both of Cadiz, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 333 Guthrie St., Suite 207, Louisville, Ky., 40202, or to the Donaldson Creek Baptist Church, in care of Marty Hunter, 4572 Donaldson Creek Road, Cadiz, Ky., 42211.

JAN 15, 1915-NOV 13, 2004

NAMPA, ID--Merle Spriggs Eubanks, 89, of Nampa, Idaho died Saturday morning at her home. Merle was born in Gilbert on January 15, 1915, to Jesse White Moore and Alphia G. Myatt Moore. Merle was one of eight children in the family. She went to school at St. Joe. Merle's life in Gilbert was one of hard work, good living, and loving family relationships. In 1932, Merle married her first husband, Herbert Allen Spriggs. The couple had their first son, Roger Glenn, while living in Arkansas. H.A. worked long, hard hours on the railroads while Merle dedicated herself to raising young Roger. They then moved to Idaho in 1942, where they had their second son, Richard Allen. While in Idaho, Merle worked for the Idaho Department Store in Nampa. There she made many friends that lasted the rest of her life. She enjoyed the work and loved the camaraderie that she had with her colleagues and the many customers that visited the store each day. Unfortunately, in 1966, H.A. passed away and Merle moved back to Gilbert to take care of her ailing parents. While living in Gilbert, she married her second husband, Charles Everett Eubanks in 1971. After Everett's death, Merle moved back to Idaho in 1985. Merle was a very active member of the First Christian Church in Nampa, and the CWF group since 1948. She was also a member of the Lady Trainmen Lodge since 1953. Merle had many hobbies including gardening, quilting, and cooking feasts for her family. She loved spending time with her family, eating, laughing, and watching them play cards. Her grandchildren and great grarfdchildren were her pride and joy, and she never missed an opportunity to read them a story or give them a quick hug from Grandma Banks. Merle was also a lover of travel; therefore, she traveled to her hometown of Gilbert often, and one of her most cherished trips was a vacation to Hawaii with some of her family. Merle was an intelligent, quickwitted woman who could give her sons and grandsons a "come back" in an instant. She was quite the competitor as she cheered on her St. Louis Cardinals and made it known to her family every time they won a game. Yet, she was also a dignified lady who liked to be proper, neatly dressed, and have her hair done at least once a week. Merle is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Roger and Shirley Spriggs of Paul, Idaho; Richard and Kay Spriggs, of Nampa, Idaho; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Merle was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brothers, husbands and a great granddaughter. Merle's beautiful spirit, charitable heart, and steadfast faith will be missed and remembered by all those who knew and loved her. There was a viewing on Tuesday, November 16 from 7 to 9 p.m at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 17, at 2 p.m. at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. Burial followed in the Meridian Cemetery.

SEP 29, 1966-OCT 24, 2004

BENTON, KY -- Services for Scott Coleman Lathram, 38, of Benton, KY, were held Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 at New Harmony Baptist Church. The Revs. David Brasher and James Hale officiated with burial following at Vanzora Cemetery. Collier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Lathram died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 in Patrick Springs, Va. He was a pilot and a lifelong resident of Marshall County, Kentucky and was a member of Vanzora Missionary Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon there. He retired from Kentucky State Police in 2003 to pursue a career as a full-time, private pilot for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. He was a 1984 graduate of Marshall County High School and a 1988 graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. As a trooper, Scott received a number of awards and commendations including two KSP Citations for Meritorious Service, the KSP Citation for Bravery and the Environmental Quality Commission Earth Day Award. He was also named an Honorary Admiral for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. As a United States Army Reservist, Scott was trained to fly Apache Helicopters. As a chief warrant officer he was assigned to the Charlie Company of the 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment stationed in Fort Knox. The company was activated and preparing to go to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Survivors include: his wife, Tracy Lathram of Benton; a daughter, Allyson Lathram of Benton; two sons, Zach and Eli Lathram of Benton; his mother, Clara Nell Lathram of Benton and a sister, Ginger Boatright of Benton. His father was George Lathram. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott Lathram Memorial Fund, c/o Heritage Bank, P.O. Box 525, Benton, KY 42025 or any branch location. 

JAN 6, 1941-OCT 19, 2004

LACENTER, KY -- Joy A. Knight, 63, of LaCenter died Tuesday at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Gene Bellamy officiating. Ms. Knight was a lifelong resident of Ballard County. Surviving are her mother, Beulah Bridges; one son, Bobby Byassee; one daughter, LaDonna Smith; one brother, Jimmy Bridges; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

SEP 18, 1927 -OCT 17, 2004

AUSTIN, TX--Doretha Mae Robertson Cantrell, 77, of Austin, passed away October 17, 2004. Her vibrant and indomitable spirit will be missed by all those that loved her. She was born September 18, 1927, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Thomas Jack Robertson and Arlee Robertson. She grew up around Randlett, Oklahoma, and lived in New Mexico and Dalhart, Texas. She married Earl Jennings Cantrell of Dalhart, Texas, in 1949, and eventually settled in Austin to raise a family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl. She is survived by her son, Steven Earl Cantrell of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by brother, T.J. Robertson and wife, Rita; brother, Fred Robertson and wife, Pat. Special thanks to Lone Star Hospice for their loving assistance and care. A memorial service to celebrate Doretha s life will be held at the Beck Funeral Home, 15709 RR 620, Round Rock, Texas at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30th, 2004. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to the American Stroke Association would be appreciated.

OCT 9, 1938 -OCT 12, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Jackie Wade Alexander, 66, of Cadiz, were conducted on Thursday, October 14, 2004, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. James Shuck officiated at the services. Burial followed in Siloam Cemetery in Trigg County.  Mr. Alexander died on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at 6:45 a.m., at his residence of natural causes.  Mr. Alexander was born on October 9, 1938, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Troy and Alma Wade Allen Alexander.  Mr. Alexander was a veteran of the U.S. Army; was retired from South Central Bell; was a farmer; and a member of Siloam United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray Alexander. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Kim Alexander of Cadiz, and Kendall and Kristen Alexander of Bowling Green; and two grandchildren, Blaine Alexander and Troy Alexander. Music was provided by Lou Cain, pianist. Serving as pallbearers were James Adams, Jr., Marcellious Alexander, George Lewis, Donnie Tyler, William E. Tyler, and John R. Vinson, III.  Honorary pallbearers were Tim Allen, Tommie Allen, Jimmie Adams, William L. Morris, Donnie Ray Lancaster, Harry Todd, and Eddie "Mickey" Larkins.

OCT 24, 1917 -OCT 9, 2004

ARKANSAS CITY, AR-- Lou Ella Franklin, 88, of Arkansas City died Saturday, October 9, 2004 at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in Arkansas City. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at the Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City. Dr. Richard Nelson will officiate. Lou Ella was born October 24, 1917 to Ben D. & Bula Baker in Tuttle, OK. She graduated from the Arkansas City High School. Lou Ella married Vic Franklin in Oklahoma. She worked for Steffen's Dairy, Coop and Newman's Dry Goods as a bookkeeper. Lou Ella was also a member of the first Baptist Church in Arkansas City. She is survived by her son, Gary V. Franklin of Arkansas City; two grandsons, Brian Franklin and his wife, Dara of Overland Park, KS and Shawn Franklin of Lawrence; great grandson, Max Franklin of Overland Park, KS. Lou Ella was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Mary Baker.

NOV 10, 1924-SEP 24, 2004

BENTON, KY -- George Oliver Lathram, 79, of Benton, KY died at 5:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Marshall County Hospital. Mr. Lathram was former part owner and service manager of Leon Riley Ford in Benton for more than 42 years. He was a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and was a 50-year member of T.L. Jefferson Masonic Lodge in Benton. Surviving are his wife, Clara (Coleman) Lathram; a daughter, Ginger Boatright of Benton; a son, Scott Lathram of Benton; a brother, Harmon Latham of Paducah; five grandchildren, Ryan Boatright, Zach Lathram, Ally Lathram and Eli Lathram, all of Benton, and Darron Boatright of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and two great-grandchildren, Grace Boatright of Benton and Fletcher Boatright of Tuscaloosa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earley Lathram and Lexie (Smith) Lathram; a brother; and a sister. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Collier Funeral Home with the Rev. David Brasher officiating. Burial was in Marshall County Memory Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to New Harmony Building Fund, 4757 Symsonia Highway, Benton, KY 42025; or Lourdes Hospice, 2855 Jackson St., Paducah, KY 42001.

OCT 28, 1922-SEP 22, 2004

MURRAY, KY -- Services for James P. Smith, 82, of Murray were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Imes-Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Kerry Lambert officiating. Burial was in McCuiston Cemetery. Mr. Smith died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at Westview Nursing Home. He was a native of Hamlin and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Sue Jane Smith; two daughters, Leanne Paschall and Brenda Stalls, both of Murray; two sons, James Smith of Hazel and Eddie Smith of New Orleans; a brother, Edgar Thomas Smith of Murray; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady Smith and Rosie Mae Smith Thomas, and two brothers.

APR 21, 1915-SEP 16, 2004

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Funeral services for Earl W. Simmons, 89, of Hopkinsville, were conducted on Saturday, September 18, 2004, at 10 a.m., at Lamb Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. Bro. Greg Giltner, assisted by Dr. Jim Hazelrigg, officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Mr. Simmons died on September 16, 2004, at 11 a.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Mr. Simmons was born on April 21, 1915, in Trigg County. He was the son of Arthur Wane and Alma R. Dawson Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII; was a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he was a Deacon Emeritus, Training Union and Sunday School teacher; worked for Collins Buick for 30 years as a Parts/Service Manager; and he was a Ky. Colonel. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Geneva Evelyn Williams Simmons; two daughters, Beverly Wilson of Cadiz, and Evelyn Kaye Stagner of Bowling Green; three brothers, Kenneth Simmons of Hopkinsville, Norris Simmons of Henderson, and Adrian Simmons of Middleton; three sisters, Myrtie Cunningham of Hopkinsville, Eula Higbee of Madison, Miss., and Nell Coyle of Hilton Head, S.C.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 920 Skyline Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

OCT 18, 1928-SEP 12, 2004

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Funeral services for Sara Frances Major Fowler, 75, of Panama City Beach, Fla., formerly of the Caledonia Community in Trigg County, were conducted on Thursday, September 16, 2004, at 10 a.m., at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. Rev. David Brown, assisted by T.J. Phillips, and nephew, Charles Major, officiated at the services. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Tenn. Mrs. Fowler was born in Stewart County, Tenn., on October 18, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Sallie Bell Greenhill Major. Mrs. Fowler was a graduate of Bethel College in Hopkinsville, and the University of Louisville; she was a retired educator from the Jefferson County School System in Louisville, where she served as guidance counselor; she was a member of Gulf Beach Baptist Church in Panama City Beach, where she taught the Rosebud Bible Class for 18 years. She had resided in Panama City Beach since her retirement. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dalton Major and Dan Major. Survivors include her husband, Joe B. Fowler,, Jr., of Panama City Beach; one brother, Don Major of Louisville; three nephews, Jason Major and Charles Major, both of Bowling Green, and Keaton Major of Vine Grove; one niece, Dana Major Kanovitz of Chicago, Ill.; one great-nephew, Dalton Lee Major; and one great niece, Anya Rose Kanovitz; four sisters- and brothers-in law, Lindah Major of the Caledonia Community, Jean Allen, Barbara and Lacy Sholar, and Martha Nell and J.D. Wade, all of Hopkinsville; a close cousin, Nancy McBride; and numerous cousins and friends. Music was provided by Sheila Leek and Amanda Ezell, vocalists. Serving as pallbearers were Jason Major, Charles Major, Keaton, Major, Donald Hargis, Steve Hargis, and Ronnie Allen. 

JUN 28, 1951-SEP 5, 2004

PERRYVILLE, MO--A funeral will be held Wednesday, September 8th, 2004 for 53-year-old Donald J. Chappius of Perryville, Missouri who died Sunday, September 5th at his residence. He was born June 28th, 1951 in Perryville, the son of John Vincent and Elsie Marie (Ernst) Chappius who both preceded him in death. He married Rebecca G. McDowell on December 30th, 1977. She preceded him in death. Survivors include: One daughter and son in law, Terri and Tim Green of Perryville; two sons, Joseph Chappius and Michael Chappius, both of Perryville; two brothers and one sister in law, David Chappius and James and Mary Chappius, all of Perryville; four sisters and three brothers in law, Ruth and Raymond Rauh and Shirley Yeager, all of Perryville, Ruby and Paul Otte of Ste. Genevieve and Roxie and Ed Drayton of St. Louis and three grandchildren. He was retired from Chrysler Motors, where he was employed as a technician on the assembly line. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Post No. 133 Booster, VFW Booster and the Eagles. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 7th and 6:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 8th at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville. A Catholic wake will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A funeral for 53-year-old Donald J. Chappius of Perryville will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8th at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Kevin Fausz, C.M. will officiate. Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

APR 15, 1925-SEP 4, 2004

NASHVILLE, TN --William Alfred Carr, 75, died September 4, 2004 in Nashville, TN. Born in Trigg County, KY. In 1929, Bill was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and retired from Kraft Foods. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53. Bill loved people, was an avid golfer, and was an active member and deacon at Donelson View Baptist Church. Survived by wife of 53 years; daughter and son-in-law, son,2 sisters,and brother.The family wishes to thank the staff at McKendree Village for their wonderful care and ministry.

AUG 3, 1929-SEP 4, 2004

METROPOLIS, IL -- Sadie Bridges Wyatt, 75, of Metropolis, IL, formerly of Trigg County, Ky., died at 10:17 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, in the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Louis Wayne Brinker officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Wyatt was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trigg County, Ky. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Howard Wyatt of Metropolis; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Comer Phillips, Cheryl and Jack Glass, and Deborah and John Roberts, all of Metropolis; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Justin and Rhonda Wyatt of Metropolis and Ronald Wyatt of Paducah; nine grandchildren, Cherie and husband Richie Pitcher of Cairo, Candice and husband Jeremy Taylor of Paducah, Marcus and wife Leslie Glass of Brookport, Matthew Glass of Metropolis, Tammi and Pat Halverson of Paducah, Pamela and David Mitchell of Tamms, Megan and Tad Angel of Metropolis, and Stanley and wife Tanya Newby of Chester; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Glenda Lawrence of Cadiz, Ky.; two and half-brothers, Lonnie and Lacy 'Dink' Bridges, both of Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Ambie Bridges; one half-sister, Myrtle Rhea Hendricks; and one brother, Bill Bridges.The pallbearers will be Marcus Glass, Matthew Glass, Jeremy Roberts, Comer Phillips, John Roberts and Jack Glass. Music will be provided by Tom Clay and John Roberts. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, IL 62526.

MAY 30, 1937-AUG 21, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- A retired broadcaster, David Fowler, 67, of Cadiz, died on Saturday, August 21, 2004, at 5 a.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. Mr. Fowler was born on May 30, 1937, in Virginia. Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by his wife, Rayetta Stallons Fowler, and a son, Daniel Fowler. He has no known living relatives. Mr. Fowler was a retired broadcaster, and a member of The Meeting Place. A memorial service will be conducted at Parkview Cottages in Trigg County, on Sunday, August 29, 2004, at 2 p.m. Rev. Danny Mitcheson will officiate at the service. His body has been cremated. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.

APR 23, 1950-AUG 16, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Terry L. Paxson 54, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at his residence in Greenwood, IN. He was born on April 23, 1950 in Lafayette, IN to Herbert William and Gertrude (Thomas) Paxson. He married Karen (Waddell) Paxson on February 23, 1974 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Karen; his children, Jeffrey Dean Paxson of Greenwood, Jill Lea Paxson of San Diego, CA., and J.B. Paxson of Greenwood; two sisters, Lana (Wm Cowger) Paxson of Monticello and Irna Cordeiro of Mililani, HI.; one brother, Gale (Virginia) Paxson of Logansport; and his father-in-law, William Waddell of Frankfort. He was a 1968 Frankfort High School graduate where he was an All State football player. He then played football at Indiana University. He worked for Turner Trucking for 20 years. Most recently he worked in Sales at Floors To Go. He was a family enthusiast. His passion was for his three children, as he followed them through Center Grove Athletics. He coached his children in Bantam League Football, Lassie League, Little League and Jr. Basketball. He served on the Little League Board of Directors for several years. He attended New Hope Church in Greenwood. Rev. Greg Ponchot conducted his service at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19 in G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. St. Rd. 135. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Grove Scholarship Foundation.

JUN 20, 1899-JULY 30, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Ophelia Thomas Ellis, 105, Cadiz, died at 1:35 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2004, at Trigg County Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2004 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Irvin Darnall and Dr. Anthony Barta officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville. A native of Trigg County, she was born June 20, 1899. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mattie Tinsley Thomas. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville and a charter member of both the James Thomas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Thomas-Bridges Association. Her husband, Perry Ellis, died in 1952. A son, Preston Ellis, died in 1985. Survivors include a son, A.C. Ellis, Hopkinsville; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Jewell) Messick, Centerville, Ohio, and Mrs. Jack (Lottie) Lacy, Cadiz; and nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

OCT 31, 1941-JULY 28, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Clarence Hargrove, 62, of Cadiz died at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at his home. Mr. Hargrove was a carpenter and was a member of Caldwell Blue Springs Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Judy Hargrove; a son, Danny Hargrove of Cadiz; two daughters, Barbara Hunter of Cadiz and Wilma Lewis of Princeton; two brothers, Floyd Hargrove of Cadiz and Marcus Hargrove of Murray; a sister, Susie Wyatt of Cadiz; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. His parents were Almerine and Sadie Garland Hargrove. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2004 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Creekmur officiating. Burial will be in Caldwell Blue Springs Cemetery in Princeton. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 W. 18th St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

MAR 18, 1918-JULY 26, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Lois Velma Page Cunningham, 86, Hazel Park, Mich., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lawrence Cemetery, Trigg County. She died Monday, July 26, 2004, at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich., of natural causes. A native of Model, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John Ross and Maudie Burcham Page. She had helped manage the family farm at Canton prior to moving to Hazel Park, Mich., where she was a homemaker and worked in small factories and retail business until she was 74 years old. Survivors include six sons, Eugene Cunningham, Sterling Heights, Mich., Ronald Cunningham, Hazel Park, Larry Cunningham, Vancouver, Wash., Darryl Cunningham, Symsonia, Jerald Cunningham, Westminster, Colo., Jeffrey Cunningham, Livonia, Mich.; a sister, Ruth Page Herndon, Ashland City, Tenn., 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County, 1545 E. Lincoln, Royal Oak, Mich., 48067.

DEC 5, 1907-JULY 25, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Cicero Terrell Mitchell, 96, of Cadiz, will be conducted on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at 10 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, between 4 and 8 p.m. Dr. Mike Jones will officiate at the services. Burial will follow in Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Mitchell died on Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 12:40 p.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Mitchell was born on December 5, 1907, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Bob and Emma Bridges Terrell. Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carter Mitchell; a son, Alton Mitchell; five sisters, Martha Braboy, Irene Bridges, Myra Stallons, Sarah Stallons, and Marie Eldo Terrell; a brother, Robert Terrell, and a son-in-law, George King. Survivors include a daughter, Ann King of Cadiz; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. John Gerald and Barbara Mitchell of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Annalene Braboy of Cadiz; a brother, George Edward Terrell of Louisville; a daughter-in-law, Laverne Barnes of Louisville; five grandchildren, Patti Ladd, Garey Mitchell, Sandy Buttram, David Mitchell, and Angie Mitchell; and six great-grandchildren, Jon Ladd, Tyler Ladd, Cassie Mitchell, Chanda Mitchell, Lindsey Farmer, and Ashley Buttram. Music will be provided by Oak Grove Baptist Church Choir with Martha Davis, organist, and Jan Oakley, pianist.

OCT 17, 1940-JULY 21, 2004

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Gene Monroe Adams, 63, of Mayfield were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2004 at Brown Funeral Home here with Kenneth Morris and the Rev. Ian Wetmore officiating. Burial was in Rozzell Chapel Cemetery.  Mr. Adams died at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.  He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and was a retired lineman for West Kentucky Rural Electric.  Surviving are his wife, Carol Wetmore Adams; his mother, Elsie Merle Hixon Adams of Mayfield; two sons, Greg Adams of Mayfield and Milton Adams of Hickory; a stepdaughter, Angela Hartigan of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Dianne McManus and Vicki Toon, both of Mayfield; a brother, Jerry Adams of Kansas City, Mo.; and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Boyd Adams, and a brother.

MAY, 1960-JULY 14, 2004

PADUCAH, KY -- Services for Cordie Hugh Bridges III, 41, of Paducah will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2004 at the Lone Oak chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Henderson officiating. Burial will be at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Folsomdale. Mr. Bridges died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at Lourdes hospital. He was a carpet installer and formerly worked in heating and air conditioning. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his parents, Cordie Hugh Bridges Jr. and Clara Scott Bridges of Paducah; three daughters, Robin Dawn Bridges Ross, Jennifer Lynn Bridges and Courtney Elizabeth Cunningham, all of Paducah; a brother, Billy Ray Bridges of West Paducah; two grandmothers, Clara Audra Scott of Kuttawa and Carrie Crutcher of Hardmoney; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Charles Cleo Scott and Cordie Bridges Sr.

MAR 12, 1909-JULY 12, 2004

AKRON, OH -- Mellie Juliette (Cox) Thomas was born in Maggie, Trigg County, Ky., on March 12, 1909, and was greeted at the gates of heaven on Monday, July 12, 2004, by her parents, John Chap pell and Sibbie Ophelia (Martin) Cox; her brothers, Roy, Claude, and Hubert; her sisters, Lydia, Emma, and Ruby; her grandson, John Chappell Thomas; her great-grandson, Darin Scott North Thomas; and her loving husband, Olif Clifton Thomas. She was 95 years old. Losing her mother at the age of 10 set the stage for the rest of her life. She learned to cook and keep house. She became strong-willed and brave. Mellie joined her sister Ruby in Akron in 1929, and became house keeper for numerous families. She also worked as a teletype operator for Western Union and, on Feb. 13, 1933, she did something she said she would never do she married a "Thomas" boy from back home. Olif and Mellie raised their three sons and one daughter in South Akron. They were faithful mem bers of the Apostolic Gospel Church for over 60 years, where Mellie nurtured children and taught them to love Jesus and continued to do so until the day she died. She served as the president of the ladies auxiliary and was a member of the board of trustees. Mellie retired from Akron General Medical Center after years of faithful service. She loved to travel to Hawaii and to the Holy Land, from Florida to California; however, she didn't have far to travel to ride "The Beast" at Kings Island or, at the age of 92, "The Millenium Force" at Cedar Point. She proved that she was spunky, strong-willed, and brave enough. Her children, Layton (Marilyn) Thomas, Judy (Don) Ross, Larry (Janice) Thomas, and Lonnie (Sharon) Thomas, will miss her love and prayers. Her grandchil dren, Robert (Debbie) Algea, Col. Cassandra (Bill) Salvatore, Lyndon (Barb) Thomas, Pamela Shull, James (Tilda) Thomas, Lori (Joe) Hall, Julianna Thomas Esq., Micah (Melissa) Thomas, Elizabeth (Dan) Colegrove, and Jared Thomas, will miss her strong and gentle spirit. Her 18 great-grandchildren will miss playing with her things in her room, and all the special little children who came to the house will miss her friendship. Mellie's final going-home celebration was held Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m., at Apostolic Church of Barberton. Interment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

MAR 1, 1962-JULY 3, 2004

WELLINGTON, KS-- David Lee Thompson, former Wellington resident, passed away July 2, 2004 in Albany, Ohio from complications of diabetes. He was 42 years and 4 months old. David was born March 1, 1962 in Wellington, to Floyd and Linda Thompson. He lived most of his life in the Wellington and South Haven area, moving to Ohio in 2000. He graduated from Mounds Okla. High School with the class of 1980. David had worked in the aircraft industry until recently when he became a warranty representive for a furniture chain. David was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Blackwell, Okla., where he was very active with several departments within his church. He loved children and enjoyed working with youth. Music, photography and landscaping were special gifts. David was a person who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James V. and Josie Thompson of Axtell, Kan. and Horace and Evelyn Wood of Everton, Ark. Several months ago, David had served as a casket bearer for his Grandmother Wood's funeral. Survivors include David's parents, Floyd and Linda Thompson, one brother, Dennis Thompson, sisters Beth Krieger, her husband David, and their children Jarret and Kindyl, and Judy Bennehoof and her children Chris, Taylor and Hunter, all of Wellington. A memorial has been established in David's memory with the Feed the Children Foundation. Donations can be mailed or left at the Funeral Home, 417 N. Washington,Wellington. Friends may call at Frank Funeral Hone from 5 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Friday, July 9. 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at Frank Funeral Home, with David's former pastors, Welsey Miller and Bill Kalfas officiating. Interment will follow in Prarie Lawn Cemetery. Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangement

AUG 7, 1941-JULY 3, 2004

CADIZ, KY -- Dr. Jack E. Sanders, 62, a Cadiz dentist and community leader, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., following a long illness. Services were held on July 5, 2004 at the Cadiz Baptist Church with the Revs. Kevin Roberts, Norman Ellis and James Redd officiating. Burial was in the Wall Cemetery in Wallonia. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A native of Cadiz, he was born Aug. 7, 1941, the son of Elaine Baker Sanders, Cadiz, and the late Eura Elvis Sanders. He had practiced dentistry in Cadiz, Eddyville and Princeton for 32 years. He had served as a member and chairman of the Trigg County Board of Education, was a member of the Cadiz Rotary Club, the Kentucky Dental and West Kentucky Dental Associations and was a Mason and a Shriner. He served in the Army with duty in the Panama Canal Zone and was a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Jackie Sanders; three daughters, Mrs. Brad (Kelly) Haugh, Mrs. Jamus (Kendra) Redd and Mrs. Jeff (Ashley) Hunter, all of Cadiz; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dennis (Belinda) Barnes, Benton; a son, Steven Sanders, Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Danny (Joyce) Bozarth, Cadiz, five grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the youth scholarship fund of the Cadiz Rotary Club, 224 Caney Creek Drive, Cadiz, Ky., 42211.

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