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  PEARL FERGUSON DANIEL
SEP 14, 1904-JUN 20, 2005

MARSHALL, AR--Pearl Ferguson Daniel was born near Silver Hill in Searcy County, Arkansas, on September 14, 1904. She died at her home in Marshall on June 20, 2005. Preceding her in death were her husband, Elmer Hatchett Daniel, her father and mother, Zebulon Vance and Manie Myatt Ferguson, her brothers, Vance, Jess, Raz and Ralph Ferguson, her sisters, Mae Clark, Nell Reid, Laverne Ferguson, Denva Lee Young, and Zebbie Williams, and her daughter-in-law, Wanda Mabry Daniel. She is survived by one sister, Grace Ferguson of Sacramento, California, her children, Sam Vance Daniel, M.D. of Conway, Martha Grace Daniel and Peter Bianchi of Conway, George Elmer and Alice Owens Daniel of Marshall, Charles David Daniel, M.D. and Sharon Guthrie Daniel of Marshall, James Wyeth and Susan Roll Daniel of Maumelle, her grandchildren, Vance and Laura Daniel, Melissa and Bart Castleberry, Polly and Benny Vance, Sammye and Keith Bates, Alice Lee and Pat Fitts, Susan and Larry Housley, Sarah and Michael Oxner, Georgia and John Wooten, Tara and Alan Griffin, Scott and Dana Daniel, Jess, Emily, and Pearl Daniel, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 nephews, 12 nieces, and a host of relatives and friends. She was a graduate of Marshall High School, and attended Galloway College in Searcy, Arkansas. She was a lifetime resident of Searcy County and worked in her father's mercantile store until her marriage in 1928. She was a homemaker until her husband's death in 1955, at which time she took over his business, E. Daniel Hardware, in Marshall, Arkansas, and continued operating it until her retirement at age 85. During that time, she led her children to one legal, two medical, and two college degrees. She was a supporter of many local, county, and charitable organizations, and was a member of the Marshall United Methodist Church, the Marshall B&PW Club, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Services for Pearl Ferguson Daniel will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2005 at Marshall United Methodist Church with Norm Moyer and Mace Straubel officiating. Interment will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers are Vance Daniel, Sam Castleberry, Tyler Castleberry, Scott Daniel, Trey Daniel, Zach Castleberry, and Daniel Bates. Honorary Pallbearers are Seth Vance, Zeb Daniel, Ben Vance, Keith Bates, Bart Castleberry, Alan Griffin, Jess Daniel, James Johnston, Gene Phillips, Dr. R. E. Weaver, Vance Ferguson, Bill Baker, Jack Baker, Pat Reid, Richard Ferguson, Larry Housley, Pat Fitts, Michael Oxner, Robert Ferguson and John Wooten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marshall United Methodist Church.
 

LUCILLE GARDNER THOMAS
MAY 26, 1922-JUN 17, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- Lucille Gardner Thomas passed away June 17, 2005 at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs. She was born May 26, 1922 in Golden Pond, Kentucky and later moved to Cadiz, Kentucky where she met and married Dallie Brown Thomas. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1950. Lucille was employed by the U.S. military in a Civil Service position for 30 years. Her retirement years were spent caring for her loved ones. She is survived by her daughters: Jan Malcolm, Sharon (Paul) Krull; and son, Michael (Christine) Thomas; two sisters: Sue Hayes and Mary (Herb Brandt); one brother, James (Virginia) Gardner, Jr.; as well as eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dallie Brown; her parents; and one brother. Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Pikes Peak Hospice.

MARY GRACE CUNNINGHAM THOMAS
NOV 8, 1909-JUN 12, 2005

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Mary Grace Cunningham Thomas, 95, a former Trigg County sheriff, has died. A resident of Faulkner Drive, Hopkinsville, and formerly of Cadiz, she died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Christian Health Center of natural causes. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Norman Ellis officiating. Burial will be in East End Cemetery. A native of Cadiz, she was born Nov. 8, 1909, the daughter of the late George D. and Pocahuntus Cunningham. She was one of two women to serve as Trigg County sheriff when she was appointed in 1961 to complete the term of her husband, Luther Thomas, after he resigned to become warden at Eddyville penitentiary. She had also worked with her husband in the Trigg County tax commissioner's office and in the family's Ford and farm equipment business in Cadiz. She was a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Dr. George W. Thomas, Bowling Green, Luther D. "Dan" Thomas, Marietta, Ga., and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Cadiz Baptist Church.

MICHAEL JOE COOMER
OCT 25, 1957-JUN 11, 2005

GRAND RIVERS, KY -- Michael Joe Coomer, 47, Brandon Drive, Grand Rivers, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at 8:45 p.m. at his home. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he was a fabrication welder. Preceding him in death were his father, Joe Brooks Coomer Sr., and one daughter, Rebecca Coomer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Coomer; six daughters, Mrs. Chrystal Ford, Mrs. Angela Wilson and Mrs. Terri Robinson, all of Paducah, Ms. Katy Coomer, Lone Oak, Mrs. Rachel Sledd, Carrsville, and Mrs. Kari Poindexter, North Carolina; two sons, Matthew Coomer, Lone Oak, and Joshua Luna, Grand Rivers; his mother, Mrs. Letha Rae Goacher Thompson, Paducah; his stepmother, Mrs. Dorothy Coomer, Hardin; four sisters, Mrs. Karen Strickland, Weatherford, Texas, Mrs. Joann Thompson, East St. Louis, Ill., Mrs. Deana Watson, Hardin, and Mrs. Carnetta Colson, Fairdealing; two brothers, Joe Brooks Coomer Jr., Benton, and Charles Thompson Jr., East St. Louis, Ill.; eight grandchildren. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Collier Funeral Home, Benton. The Rev. Troy Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Paducah. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2207 East Morgan Ave., Evansville, Ind., or to American Heart Association.


RAYMOND AVERITT SUMNER
FEB 26, 1918-JUN 10, 2005

HERNDON, KY -- Services for Raymond Averitt Sumner Sr., 87, Herndon, were Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hagan officiating. Burial was in Trigg Memory Acres. He died at 2:20 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2005, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. A native of Trigg County, he was born Feb. 26, 1918, the son of the late William Averitt and Molly Wilson Sumner. He was a farmer and a member of the Coon Club, Coon Association, Horseman's Club and the Locust Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Louise Thomas Sumner; a son, Raymond Averitt Sumner Jr., Herndon; a daughter, Anna Sumner McCraw, Herndon; two brothers, Frank Sumner, Akron, Ohio, Tom Sumner, Cadiz; two sisters, Blanche Turner, Christian County, Ruby Tinsley, Cadiz, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

MARGARETTE THOMAS MEKEEL
DEC 31, 1923-JUN 5, 2005

COLD SPRINGS, NY -- Margarette A. Thomas MeKeel died on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at a nursing home in New Jersey. She will be buried in Cold Springs, New York. She was born December 31, 1923 in Oil City, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Albert Conway and Owen Thomas Coleman Thomas. Her husband, Harry Edwin Mekeel died on December 26, 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Myra Lynn Mekeel, a son, Thomas Winslow Mekeel and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

GEORGE MANLEY GRAY
JAN 24, 1924-JUN 4, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- George M. Gray, 81, Cadiz, died at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., following a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Kevin Roberts, Mike Jones and Ronnie Hooks officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Trigg County. A native of Trigg County, he was born Jan. 24, 1924, the son of the late Andrew Abner and Lola Joe Bridges Gray. He retired as a machinist from Kentucky Machine and Engineering, Cadiz, and was a World War II Navy veteran who served as a seaman first class. He was a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church. His wife, Marilyn M. Gray, died in 2005. Survivors include a son, Dr. David Gray, Jasper, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Deborah) Stobaugh, El Dorado, Ark.; a brother, Marshall Gray, Cadiz; two sisters, Stella Thomas and Jewell Prescott, both of Cadiz and three grandchildren.

ROBERT EUGENE WILLIAMS
JAN 13, 1949-MAY 31, 2005

PEMBROKE, KY -- Services for Robert Eugene Williams, 56, of Pembroke, formerly of Cadiz, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Rickard officiating. Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery in Cerulean. Mr. Williams died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro, KY. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his mother, Mary Imogene Williams of Cadiz; two sisters, Mary Spann of Cadiz and Emma Wyatt of Cerulean; and four brothers, Jessie Williams of Bowling Green, Lindle Williams of Cadiz, Otha Williams of St. Cloud, Fla., and Richard Williams of Cadiz. He was preceded in death by his father, Boyce B. Williams, and one brother.

RONALD KEITH PRITCHARD
APR 21, 1945-MAY 28, 2005

MAYFIELD, KY -- Keith Pritchard, 60, of Mayfield died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Mr. Pritchard worked for 17 years as a cutter for Merit Clothing Co. and for 23 years as a salesman for Todd and Aramark uniform companies. He was a lifelong member of Sharon Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Pritchard of Mayfield; two sons, David Pritchard of Mayfield and Barry Pritchard of Hickory; one daughter, Lisa Vaughan of Mayfield; one brother, John Edd Pritchard of Texas; two stepbrothers, James Wade and Steve Wade, both of Boaz; one sister, Sherry Price of Hardin; three half sisters, Joyce Jackson of Mayfield, Sue Garrett of Hopkinsville and Mildred Watts of Hickory; one stepsister, Joyce Faye Rudolph of Boaz; seven grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and one stepgreat-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one half brother and one half sister. His parents were Walter Edd Pritchard and Lera Nell Carr Wade; his stepfather was Jack Wade. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Byrn Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Steele will officiate, with burial in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery.

MARGARET ANN STEWART YOUNG
JAN 31, 1942-MAY 27, 2005

CLARKSVILLE, TN -- Graveside services for Margaret Ann Stewart Young, 63, of Clarksville, Tenn. were conducted on Sunday, May 29, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., at Jones Cemetery in Trigg Co. Rev. Don Mock officiated. Mrs. Young died on Friday, May 27, 2005, at 11 a.m., at her residence of natural causes. Mrs. Young was born on January 31, 1942, in Corydon, Ind. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Rice and Margaret Ellen Gailey Stewart. Mrs. Young was retired Civil Service at Fort Campbell and a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jack Gray Young of Clarksville, Tenn.; a son, James Eric Richter of Anderson, S.C.; two daughters, Susan Richter Davis of Anderson, S.C., Elaine Kaye Richter of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Thomas Stewart of Paducah; and four grandchildren, Amanda VanValkenbug, Kristopher Richter, Ashley Davis, and Jacob Davis. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements.

AUBREY HERSHELL CUNNINGHAM
NOV 10, 1923-MAY 10, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Hershell Cunningham, 81, Cadiz, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Irvin Darnall and Ronnie Hooks officiating. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery in Trigg County. He died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005, of injuries in a burning tractor accident on his Trigg County farm. A native of Cadiz, he was born Nov. 10, 1923, the son of the late George Clyde and Robbie Bell Bridges Cunningham. He had worked at International Shoe Co. and was retired from the maintenance department at Lake Barkley State Resort. He was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. His wife, Josephine Cunningham, and a son, Donnie Albert Cunningham, preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Cunningham, Cadiz; a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Judy) Miller, Cadiz; a brother, Alfred "Pee Wee" Cunningham, Hopkinsville; three sisters, Mava Brown, Cadiz, Martha Quarles, Hopkinsville, Dolly Stokes, Fairview, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

MAXIE CLIFTON BRIDGES
APR 6, 1927-MAY 6, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Graveside services for Maxie Clifton Bridges, 78, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 5 p.m., at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements. Rev. John Hagan officiated at the services. Burial followed in the cemetery. Mr. Bridges died on Friday, May 6, 2005, at 10:45 p.m., at his residence, following a long illness. Mr. Bridges was born on April 6, 1927, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late Roy and Tishie Adams Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a retired owner and manager of Bridges Auto Recycling in Cadiz; was a veteran of the Merchant Marines during WWII; and was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Cunningham Bridges in 1993; a son, Roy "Rusty" Bridges; a grandchild, Catherine Coleman; and a brother, Roy Hopson Bridges. Survivors include a longtime companion, Martha Jean Oliver of Cadiz; three daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Steve Oakley, and Patti and Bob Brame, all of Cadiz, and Debra and Richard Coleman of Morgantown; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Deena Oliver of Cadiz; a sister, Clara Nell Crisp of Cadiz; nine grandchildren, Steven Casey Oakley, Emily Brame, Courtney Brame, Ginger Estes, Mason Oliver, Bryce Coleman, Brooke Fishburn Coleman, Kyle Coleman, and Carla Coleman; and six great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Jeff Pourroy, Paul McGee, Richard Coleman, Rex Cain, Roger Cain, Ray Whittinghill, Buddy Sivills, Mike Crisp, and Elwood Crisp. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, Inc., 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, or Gideon Bibles, P.O. Box ;65, Cadiz, KY 42211.

HAROLD EUGENE WALKER
FEB 4, 1935-MAY 5, 2005

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Services for Harold Eugene Walker, 70, South Campbell Street, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. He died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Jennie Stuart medical Center of natural causes. A native of Hopkinsville, he was born Feb. 14, 1935, the son of the late Gordon Price Walker Sr. and Eska Thomas Walker. He was retired from Elk Brand Co. and was a Navy veteran and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. A brother, Donald "Pablo" Walker, Hopkinsville, survives.

WILLIAM CLAYTON MARQUESS
FEB 11, 1944-MAY 5, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Clayton Marquess, 60, Cadiz, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Jimmie Oliver and Roy Marquess Jr. officiating. He died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005 on Highway 120 in Bumpus Mills, Tenn., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Trigg County, he was born Feb. 11, 1945, the son of the late James Odell and Martha Arminta Bowe Marquess. A son, Thomas Payton Marquess, preceded him in death. He was a member of Bumpus Mills Missionary Baptist Church. He was retired from Lake Barkley State Resort Park as an electrician. Survivors include his wife, Linda Marquess, Bumpus Mills, Tenn.; a son, Rex Marquess, Fowler, Ill.; two daughters, Denise Boggess and Emily Harralson, both of Cadiz; two brothers, James Wesley Marquess, Clarksville, Tenn., and Payton Marquess, Bumpus Mills, Tenn.; 7 grandchildren.

LEROY TODD
SEP 23, 1939-MAY 3, 2005

MURRAY, KY -- Leroy Todd, 68, of Murray died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Todd was a farmer and owner and operator of Lakeway Convenience Store. He was a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church, Murray Lodge No. 105 F. & A.M., York Rite Bodies, the Scottish Rite and Rizpah Shrine Center. He was also a former president of the Murray Shrine Club. Surviving are his wife, Betty Todd Shea of Murray; a son, Michael Todd of Murray; a daughter, Karen Duckworth of Franklin, Ind.; four sisters, Lorene Tanksley and Eva Marie King, both of Park City, Dorothy Lyon of Baton Rouge, La., and Inez Beall of Portland, Ore.; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers. His parents were Leslie Dee Todd and Lillian Duchess Cook. Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2006 at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Miller and Dr. Todd Buck officiating. Burial was in Elm Grove Cemetery.

CHARLES THOMAS CAMERON, JR.
MAR 15, 1930-MAY 2, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Thomas Junior Cameron, 75, of Princeton, formerly of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, May 6, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home, with Masonic services on the previous evening. Rev. Ronnie Sivells, Rev. John Mitchell, and Rev. Larry Nichols officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Mr. Cameron died on Monday, May 2, 2005, at 4: 35 p.m., at his residence following a short illness. Mr. Cameron was born on March 15, 1930, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Vadie Stewart Cameron. Mr. Cameron was a retired Fish and Wildlife Officer with 30 years of service; was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict; was a member of Cerulean Masonic Lodge; and was a Charter Member of the Trigg County Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Calhoun Cameron; three sisters, Evelyn Moorefield, Marie Goodwin Moorefield, and Vadie Ethel Cameron in infancy. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Cameron of Princeton; a daughter, Carolyn Greene of Pleasant View, Tenn.; a brother, Carl Cameron of Stuart, Fla.; five sisters, Mildred McCain of Pembroke, Dorothy Meacham of Crofton, Pauline Meacham of Indianapolis, Ind., Elsie Orten of Cadiz, and Hazel Stewart of Cerulean; sister-in-law, Hilda W. Bridges of Cadiz; a step-son, Chris Morris of Princeton; grandchildren, Christi Quinn of Bowling Green, Greg Ellis of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Justin Ellis and Jeremy Ellis, both of Louisville; and a step-grandchild, Trace Morris of Princeton. Music was provided by Gillis Bridges, organist. Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Cooke, Gregory Ellis, Jeremy Ellis, Justin Ellis, Ronald Haywood, and Donald Rogers. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Thomas Moorefield, Dale Meacham, Alan Orten, Teddy McCain, Steve Humphries, Carl Fort, and Gene Cooke.

EUNICE WILLS SIMMONS FRANCIS
FEB 2, 1925-APR 30, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Eunice Wills Simmons Francis, 80, Gahanna, Ohio, formerly of Cadiz, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Swartz officiating. Burial will be in Trigg memory Acres. She died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Broadview Health Center, Gahanna, of natural causes. A native of Cadiz, she was born Feb. 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry Hill and Alice Burks Wills. She was a retired nurse's aide, having worked for Drs. Thornton Bryan and Raymond Snowden and had also worked for the Trigg County Hospital and Jennie Stuart Medical Center. She was a member of Emmanuel Bible Church. Her husband, Ed Francis, preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Faye Simmons) Manalo, Gahanna; a brother, Tom Wills, New Madrid, Mo.; a sister, Ora L. Burke, Hopkinsville and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Emanuel Bible Church, Post Office Box 868, Cadiz, Ky., 42211.

WILLIAM HENRY HARDY
DEC 10, 1925-APR 29, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for William Henry Hardy, 79, of Cadiz were conducted on Sunday, May 1, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. John Hagan officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Mr. Hardy died on Friday, April 29, 2005, at 5:30 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Hardy was born on December 10, 1925, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Ernest Linwood and Nell Bridges Hardy. Mr. Hardy was a retired farmer, and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Hardy; and a sister, Gene McFadden. Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-law, Cornelius and Shara Hardy of Greensboro, N.C., David Hardy, and Milburn Hardy, both of Cadiz; a brother, Linwood Hardy of Cadiz; two sisters, Martha Jones of Cadiz, and Frances Moran of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Brian Patrick Hardy, Mary Katherine Hardy, and William Scott Hardy; and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Hardy. Music was provided by Terry Blackwood, vocalist and pianist. Serving as pallbearers were Donald Dunn, Brian Patrick Hardy, Mark Hardy, Steve Hardy, William Scott Hardy, and Richard Jones. Memorials may be made to Locust Grove Baptist Church, 83 Locust Grove Church Road, Gracey, Ky. 42232.

ROY EDWARD WILBURN
MAR 10, 1927-APR 19, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Roy Wilburn, 78, of East Prairie, Mo., were conducted on Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in East Prairie, Mo., with Shelby Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Bro. George White officiated at the services. Graveside services were conducted at the Starkie Thomas Cemetery near Cadiz, at 3 p.m. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Wilburn died on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at 6 a.m., at his residence. Mr. Wilburn was born on March 10, 1927, in New Madrid County, Mo. He was the son of the late Louis and Nora Hinton Wilburn. Mr. Wilburn was a retired farmer, but continued to manage the farming operation; and was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie, where he served as a deacon, and was on several church committees; was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II with the 78th Infantry as part of reconnaissance troop. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Sumner Wilburn in 2003; three brothers, Lloyd Wilburn, Donald Wilburn, and Gilbert Wilburn; and three sisters, Opal Myers, Beulah Wilburn, and Izola Smith. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Jane Conner of Germantown, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Carole Lynne Conner of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Louis Wilburn, Jr., of East Prairie; a sister, Helen Stallings of East Prairie; two special nieces, Stephanie Vaughan Meredith of Cadiz, and Jennifer Vaughan of Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Serving as pallbearers were Winston Wilburn, David Wilburn, Ricky Wilburn, Dickie Wilburn, Lindsey Wilburn, Wayne Adkisson, Jerry Stallings, Larry Britt, Scott Meredith, and Michael Bryan. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Myers, Deacons of the First Baptist Church, Leonard Baker, Gene Hall, Kelly Barker, Donald Dick, Milas Mainord, and Mike Richards. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Library Fund, Highway So., East Prairie, MO 63845, or the VNA Hospice, 1218 Linn Street, Sikeston, MO 63801.

J. W. LANGSTON
DEC 20, 1929-APR 12, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for J.W. Langston, 75, of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, April 15, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Jim Ricks and Rev. Jim Shuck officiated at the services. Burial followed in Milam Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Langston died on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 5 p.m., at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah of natural causes. Mr. Langston was born on December 20, 1929, in Paducah. He was the son of the late Wiley and Mary Bridges Stallons. Mr. Langston was a retired mechanic, and a member of Dyers Chapel United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Adlene Cunningham Langston; and a brother, James Langston. Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Lurline Stallons, and Pauline Finley, both of Cadiz, and Hilda Langston of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Ed Stallons, Roger Birdsong, Gary Minnick, Josh Birdsong, Bill Armour, and James Hughes.

ASHLEY ERIN KELLY
OCT 4, 1985-APR 11, 2005

NAPLES, FL--Ashley Erin Kelly, 19, Naples, FL, died Monday, April 11, 2005 as the result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident. A memorial service was Saturday afternoon at Fuller Funeral Home, Naples. A private burial was Sunday. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., she had formerly lived in Hopkinsville and was the daughter of Tom and Sherri Kelly. She had been the salutatorian of her 2004 graduating class at Naples High School where she was captain of the state-finalist Mock Trial team, was senior class treasurer and a member of the National Honor Society, the Teen Advisory Council, Teen Court of Collier County and was a student at the University of Miami where she was on the President's Honor Roll. In addition to her parents, survivors include her brothers, Parker and Tanner; her grandparents, Harold and Johnnie Kelly, Naples and Hopkinsville and Ben and Sidney Smithson, Hopkinsville. Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund being established in her memory.


MARILYN CLARK GRAY
JAN 27, 1931-MAR 15, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Marilyn M. Gray, 74, of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, March 18, 2005, at 1 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral home. Rev. Kevin Roberts, assisted by Dr. Mike Jones, officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Miller Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Gray died on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at 1:24 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Gray was born on January 27, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lula Miller Clark. Mrs. Gray was retired from Western State Hospital, where she was a teacher in the Rehab Department; was a substitute teacher in the Trigg County School System; was a member of the Quilter�s Guild, and Montgomery Homemakers; and a member of Cadiz Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wallis Clark; and two sisters, Frances Handley, and Lucy Powell. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, George Gray, of Cadiz; a son, Dr. David C. Gray of Jasper, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Bill Stobaugh of El Dorado, Ark.; three grandchildren, Ashley Stobaugh Beasley, Robert Stobaugh, and David Stobaugh; two nephews, Richard Handley of Mt. Juliett, Tenn., and Bill Handley of Riverview, Fla. Music was provided by Southern Traditions, vocalist, and Jan Oakley, pianist. Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Gray, Dennis Prescott, Dusty Beasley, David Stobaugh, Robert Stobaugh, and Johnny Thomas. Memorial contributions may be made to Cadiz Baptist Church, P.O. Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211, or any charity of donor�s choice.

THOMAS HUGHES GENTRY
OCT 12, 1925-MAR 5, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Thomas Hughes Gentry, 79, passed away at 4:51 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005 at the Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville after a short illness. He was a retired postal employee and current member of the Lake Barkley Water Commission. During World War II, he served in the 6th Air Force, ATO, USAAC, and was discharged on December 13, 1946. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 74 for the past 57 years. Following his discharge, Gentry returned to the family farm in the Oak Grove community where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church for 65 years, and was currently serving as an Adult Sunday School teacher. He was an avid golfer, and was also an active member of the community. Thomas retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1990 after serving as clerk for the Cadiz Post Office. Prior to working at the Post Office, he was a salesman for Boggess Chevrolet, and had also been employed at Elk Brand Manufacturing Company. He was a member and past master of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge Number 121, York Rite Mason, 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Rizpah Shrine Temple. Thomas was a member of the Barkley Lake Water Commission, and also of the Cadiz/Trigg County Regional Water Board. He was a member of the Cadiz-Trigg County Chamber of Commerce, and the Trigg County Golf Club. He was a past member of the Trigg County Hospital Board, Medical Arts Building Board, Cadiz-Trigg County Planning Commission, and the Bank of Cadiz Advisory Board. In 2004, the Cadiz-Trigg County Chamber of Commerce honored him, along with his wife, Nella, as Citizens of the Year. A lifetime member of the Thomas-Bridges Association, he was a former vice president, and served as chairman of the annual Thomas-Bridges Golf Tournament for a number of years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Jones, Rev. Jimmy Gentry, and Rev. Hal Shipley officiating. Burial followed in the Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County. Masonic Services were held at 7 p.m. on Monday evening at the Funeral Home. Thomas Hughes Gentry was born on October 12, 1925, in Trigg County. He was the oldest son of the late Thomas Perry and Eliza Dell Hughes Gentry. Survivors include his wife of nearly 58 years, Nella Evelyn Thomas Gentry; two God-children, Kim Erath Parasky and Debbie Roberts; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Rachael) Erath, of Amityville, N.Y., Mrs. Ernest (Clara) Lawrence, Cadiz, and Mrs. Carol (Jo) Whitmer of Russellville; several nieces and nephews, Pamela Erath Formichaella, Kim Erath Paraksy, Scott William Erath, Jeffrey Thomas Erath, Clara Beth Lawrence Hyde, and Patrick Wayne Whitmer; eight great-nieces and nephews; and two great-God-children, Mary Scott Roberts, and Evan Roberts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Pearl Gentry, who died in infancy; a brother-in-law, Carol Whitmer; Father- and Mother-in-law, Alfred and Nellie Thomas. Pallbearers were Patrick Whitmer, Scott Erath, Jeff Erath, Mike Hyde, Dale Light, Logan Chestnut, Lucas Chestnut, and Scott Bridges. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Thomas Gentry Adult Sunday School class�Kenneth Oakley, Pee Wee Roberts, Dennis Adams, Wes Neighborgall, Bob Rose, Gary Nichols, Don Hayes, and G.D. Bridges. The family asks that expressions of sympathy be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Region, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207, Louisville KY 40202, or to the Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40218.

FRED HINSON
NOV 27, 1925-FEB 24, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Fred Hinson, 79, Cadiz, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, February 24, 2005, at Manor House, a nursing home in Dover, Tenn., of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Irvin Darnall officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Trigg Memory Acres. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A native of Trigg County, he was born November 27, 1925, the son of the late Robert Rutherford and Johnnie Rhea Williams Hinson. He was a World War II veteran and had served in the Navy and the Air Force. He had worked on a riverboat and was a Baptist. His wife, Minnie Mae Hinson, preceded him in death. Survivors include a sister, Lucy Armstrong, Clarksville, Tenn., and a brother, Buster Hinson, Muskegon, Mich.

GEORGE EDGAR LOWE
JAN 17, 1931-FEB 9, 2005

UNIONTOWN, KY -- George Edgar Lowe, 74, of Uniontown, died Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at 9:40 p.m. at Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation. Mr. Lowe worked on a river boat for 17 years, was a 1st Mate and also had a Pilots License. He was retired from Whirlpool after 25 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nita June Lowe; three sons, Eddie Lowe Jr. of Owensboro, Jerry Wayne Lowe of Uniontown, and Gary Lee Lowe of Morganfield; two sisters Gladys Payne of Owensboro and Georgie Lowe of Corydon, IN; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 12, 2005, at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Reverends Chris Reynolds officiating. Burial was held at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Morganfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association

GENEVA EVELYN WILLIAMS SIMMONS
OCT 2, 1913-FEB 4, 2005

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Funeral services for Geneva Williams Simmons, 91, of Hopkinsville, were conducted on Monday, February 7, 2005, at 10 a.m., at Maddux Fuqua Hinton Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. Rev. James Hazelrigg, assisted by Rev. Greg Giltner, officiated at the services. Burial followed in Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Christian County. Mrs. Simmons died on Friday, February 4, 2005, at 7:30 p.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes. Mrs. Simmons was born on October 2, 1913, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Green and Johnnie Vara Thomas Williams. Mrs. Simmons was a homemaker; a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church; a charter member of the James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and a charter member of the Thomas Bridges Association of Trigg County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Earl W. Simmons, in September 2004; three brothers, Cullen Williams, Loys Williams, and Gillis Thomas "Jack" Williams; and three sisters, Alma Guier, Annie Malone, and Roberta Cunningham. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Beverly) Wilson of Cadiz, and Mrs. Carl (Evelyn Kaye) Stagner of Bowling Green; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Hilda) Bridges of Cadiz. Music was provided by Kevin Hatley, organist. Serving as pallbearers were Wally Lyons, Elwood Richardson, Jim Robertson, Percy Belt, Dr. Bill Rowlett, and Shelby Clark.

NANCY LYNN RAUTIOLA MORGAN
MAY 6, 1968-JAN 21, 2005

MADISON, IN-- Nancy Lynn Morgan, 36, of Madison, Ind., formerly of Carrollton, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. She was born May 6, 1968, in Detroit, the daughter of David and Bobbie Lawrence Rautiola. She was a real estate appraiser. Surviving are her parents, of Centerville, Ohio; one son, Ryan Joseph Lawrence of Owenton, Ky.; a life-long friend, Dana McMahan of Milton, Ky.; one sister, Beth Rautiola of Orange County, Calif.; her maternal grandmother, Helen Lawrence of Friendship, Texas; and her paternal grandmother, Velma Selma Rautiola of Houghton, Mich. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Wilbert Felix Rautiola; and her maternal grandfather, Robert Terrell Lawrence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Graham-Dunn Funeral Home in Carrollton, with burial in the Carrollton IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Ryan J. Lawrence Education Fund at the Farmers Bank of Milton, Ky.


VAN HARRISON SHARP, JR
DEC 16, 1916-JAN 21, 2005

NEW MADRID, MO -- Van H. Sharp Jr., 88, of New Madrid, Missouri died Jan. 21, 2005, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Born December 16, 1916, in Gideon, he was the son of the late Van H. Sharp Sr. and Mamie Maude Waltrip-Sharp. On June 24, 1951, in Cadiz, Kentucky., he married Rebecca Della Hughes, who survives of the home. Mr. Sharp obtained the rank of sergeant in the United States Army and served in the European Theater during World War II. Following his military service he earned a degree from the University of Missouri and was a lifelong supporter of his alma-mater. Returning to Southeast Missouri Mr. Sharp entered public office and was elected clerk of the Circuit Court for New Madrid County. He served the people of New Madrid County for 48 years until retiring from public service in 1998. He and his wife, Rebecca, owned and operated Rebecca Sharp Catering service for 51 years. In addition to his wife, Mr. Sharp is survived by four children, Susan Sharp (Jere Robbins), Cindy Sharp-Amick (husband, Rand), Jennifer Sharp-Machiran (husband, Dan) and Van H Sharp III; one special friend, Lisa Stanley; and 10 grandchildren, Vanessa, Valerie, David, Victoria and Madeline Robbins; Allison, Clair and Ollivia Amick; and Nicholas and Jenna Machiran; and one great-grandson, Cullen Pearson. Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by one grandson, Patrick Machiran; four brothers, Herb, James, Byron and Keith Sharp; and four sisters, Pricilla Donaho, Virginia Malcolm, Lucille Foushee and Wanda Graves. Funeral Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid. Pallbearers were: Bill Sharp, Stephen Sharp, Dennis Sharp, Larry Sharp, Bob Foushee, Dave Foushee, Mickey Dickey, Jim Dickey, Allen Malcolm and Dennis Graves. Honorary pallbearers were: Walter Ivy, John Downing, Bo Wingo, Jay Blankenship, Sam Bodine, Charlie Spitler, Hal Hunter, Bud Cooper, Jerry Sermon and Curt Poore. Also the late Jimmy Joe Bloomfield was honored as an honorary pallbearer.

JOHNNY B. HINSON
JUN 20, 1959-JAN 16, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Johnny B. Hinson, 45, Reed, died at 12:17 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Evansville, Ind., of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Trigg Memory Acres. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A native of Trigg County, he was born June 20, 1959, the son of the late Hoy Hollis Hinson and Opal Jean Wilson Hinson Raper. He was a pilot for the Owensboro Harbor Service and was a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jeremy (Daphne) Cook, Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Larry "Rabbit" Hinson, Nashville, Tenn., Tommy Hinson, Henderson; four sisters, Connie Hawkins, Dottie Hendricks, Sandra Oliver and Charlotte Yancy, all of Cadiz and two grandchildren.

ANNIE MARY THOMAS THURMAN
SEP 8, 1914-JAN 20, 2005

PADUCAH, KY -- Services for Annie Mary Thurman, 90, of Paducah were held at 11 a.m. on January 22, 2005 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Dr. E. Lee James officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Thurman died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2005 at Western Baptist Hospital. A native of the Hamlin community in Calloway County, she was a retired seamstress for Normandy Manufacturing and was a former employee of Claussner Hosiery Mill. She was a member of Bellview Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Ann Troutman of Paducah; two sons, Charles Thomas Thurman and Jimmy Dale Thurman, both of Paducah; two brothers, Marvin Thomas of Elizabethtown and Ford Thomas of Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Orval Thurman; three sisters; and one granddaughter. Her parents were Albert C. and Lillie Mae Kimbro Thomas. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bellview Baptist Church, 4875 Old Mayfield Road, Paducah, KY 42003.

AMANDA WILLIAMS DODD
APR 20, 1936-JAN 3, 2005

PRYOR, OK--Amanda Joann Dodd, 68 died at her home Monday evening January 3, 2005 with her family by her side. She was born on April 20, 1936, in Pryor, the daughter of Clayton Williams and Ruby (Ledbetter) Williams. She worked as a lab technician for over 18 years with Moots Hospital and the Chouteau Clinic. She married Gordon Dodd on April 19, 1957, at Los Angeles, Calif. Dodd enjoyed fishing, oil painting and Persian Cats.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2005 in the Shipman's Jim Green Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Charley Levi officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman'Jim Gree Funeral Home of Pryor. Dodd is survived by her husband, Gordon of the home; two daughters, Cindy and husband Bill Harvell, Mesquite, Texas, Teri and husband John Moon, Sequin, Texas; one brother, Tom Williams, Salina; one sister, Carol Bruner, Beggs; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by one son. Paul Dodd in 1996 and one granddaughter, Chelsea Harvell in 1984.
 
 
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