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APR 5, 1919-DEC 31, 2005

PORTLAND, OR -- Memorial services for Lula Vinson Wilson, 86, of Portland Oregon, formerly of Trigg County, were conducted on Saturday, March 4, 2006, at 1 p.m., at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Trigg County. The body was cremated. King's Funeral Home in Cadiz was in charge of all the local arrangements. Dr. Mike Jones officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Vinson Family Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died in her sleep on Saturday, December 31, 2005, at her residence in an Assisted Living Home in Portland, Ore. Mrs. Wilson was born on April 5, 1919, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Carey T. Sr., and Mallie Guier Vinson. Mrs. Wilson attended Warrenton Grade School and graduated from the former Cadiz High School and Western Kentucky Teachers College (now University). She taught in the Trigg County Schools at Oakland, Warrenton, and Linton. She enjoyed music and taught several local girls how to play the piano. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence A Wilson; a brother, Jesse Vinson; and a brother, James, who died in infancy. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Andrew T. and Ronnie Wilson of Portland, Oregon, and Daniel L. Wilson of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren, Thomas and Amy; a sister and brother-in-law, June and John Yeates of Newport News, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Ellen Vinson of Pensacola, Fla., and Tom and Nell Vinson of Cadiz; and a sister-in-law, Connie Vinson of Cadiz.

JUL 3, 1941-DEC 29, 2005

DALLAS, TX -- Charles E. Seay Jr. was a Dallas investor who devoted much of his adult life to civic causes, especially those that benefited children and animals.  Mr. Seay, 64, died Thursday, December 29, 2005 of cancer at Zale Lipshy Hospital at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  Services wee held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3817 University Blvd.  "His No. 1 commitment was to Scottish Rite Hospital of Dallas," said his cousin, George E. Seay Jr. of Dallas.  "He knew everybody there; he knew the staff, the physicians, the surgeons."  Mr. Seay devoted many hours to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, often helping the young patients and their families find the right care.  "He went out of his way to put the doctors and the patients and the families together," his cousin said.  Charles Seay Jr. had been interested in Scottish Rite since the 1960s, when his parents established a dyslexia program at the Dallas hospital, George Seay said.  Mr. Seay's civic work also included being on the board of directors of the Park Cities North Dallas YMCA, Operation Kindness, the Dallas SPCA, Children's Medical Center Dallas, the Metropolitan Dallas YMCA and the Circle 10 Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He was also devoted to Operation Kindness, a no-kill animal shelter for which his parents provided the initial funding, his cousin said.  "He was an animal lover, especially dogs, but he loved all kinds of animals," George Seay said.  Born in Dallas, Mr. Seay attended Highland Park High School and graduated from St. John's Military Academy, now St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, in Delafield, Wis.  He was an all-conference football player and sergeant of the guard at St. John's.  He attended Austin College in Sherman and the University of Texas at Austin, where he was in Phi Gamma Delta.  In 1962, he joined his father's securities firm, Seay, Sharpe & Co., where he worked with insurance stocks.  In 1964, he was with the Texas National Guard and the guard reserve.  After about seven years with his family's business, he became a private investor, often working in conjunction with his father.  Mr. Seay was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, where he was confirmed in 1953.  An avid golfer, he was a director of the Tartan Classic, which benefits the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  He was a member of the Dallas Country Club, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the Idlewild Club, the Terpsichorean Club, the Dervish Club and the Calyx Club.  He was president of the Terpsichorean Club, on the board of the Dallas Country Club and a vice president of the Idlewild Club.  Mr. Seay is survived by his parents, Charles E. Seay and Sarah Meadows Seay of University Park; a sister, Sally Seay Stout of Highland Park; two brothers, Robert Lauderdale Seay of Santa Monica, Calif., and Stephen Meadows Seay of University Park; his son, Michael Charles Seay of Dallas, and his ex-wife, Carol Paris Seay of University Park.  Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital of Dallas, Children's Medical Center Dallas or to a charity of your choice.  

SEP 11, 1896-DEC 27, 2005

FORT SMITH, AK -- May Harris Gray; age 109, of Fort Smith died Tuesday December 27, 2005 in Fort Smith. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Smith since 1918. She was very active in her Sunday school class, WMU, and choir for many years. She served as president of the Parent-Teachers Association of several schools, Eastwood Garden Club, Sparks Hospital Women's Board, DAR, and Chapter J.P.E.O. Her hobbies include painting, collecting rare coins and antiques. She was the author of eight books of poetry and one of poetry and prose. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Virgil Gray, Sr., and daughter Dorothy Edwards. May Gray was born in Canton, Kentucky and was educated in Kentucky, Illinois and Louisiana. After receiving a teacher's certificate she taught school and music in Louisiana before her marriage to Thomas Virgil Gray, Sr..They had three children; Jean Peer, Dorothy Edwards (deceased) and Thomas Virgil Gray, Jr. From early years she has loved, read, memorized, studied, and written poetry. She is a Life Member of the Poetry Society of America, a member of the National leagues of American Pen Women, The Kentucky State Poetry Society, and the Poets? Roundtable of Arkansas. She was co-founder, with Eloise Barksdale of the Fort Smith Branch, the first of nine branches of the Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas. This organization named her "Poet of the Present" and presented her the C. C. Allard Cup as "Poet of the Year". May Grays' numerous awards include "The Book Award" sponsored by the National league of American pen Women, The Poetry Society of America "Dylan Thomas Award", and "The Grand Prix" sponsored by the Kentucky State Poetry Society. The Poetry of May Gray has been published in magazine, literary quarterlies, church literature, newspapers and anthologies: "Our Christian Home and Family? published by Harper and Row, "Kentucky in American Letters", "Poets of the Midwest", and the "Poets' Roundtable", among others. She has judged poems for state competitions in several states. Mrs. Gray is listed in Marquis "Who's Who of American Women", Arkansas Lives', and "Who's Who in Poetry, England".     Graveside services were Friday, December 30, 2005 at Forest Park Cemetery. Memorial service was Friday December 30, 2005 at First Baptist Church in Fort Smith under the direction of Fentress Mortuary. She was survived by one daughter Jean Peer of Van Buren; one son Tom Gray, Jr. and his wife Rita of Fort Smith. Eleven grandchildren Joe Edwards Jr., Tom Edwards, John Edwards, Steven Peer, Charles Peer, Glenn Peer, Robert Cates, Rodney Cates, Rhonda Voydat, Randy Cates and Ronald Cates, 27 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren.

APR 20, 1918- DEC 28, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Eunice Thomas Sumner, 87, of Cadiz, were conducted on Saturday, December 31, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Revs. David Ray Futrell, Paul Cannon, and Olen Ray Thomas officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Sumner died on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, at 9:10 p.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Sumner was born on April 20, 1918, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Taylor and Myrtle Chewning Thomas. Mrs. Sumner was a homemaker, and a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, her husband, Jesse Sumner, and four sons, Delane Sumner, Billy Wayne Sumner, David Sumner, and Jerry Sumner preceded her in death. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Jimmie Guier of Hopkinsville, Trudy and Woody Littlejohn, Judy and Randy Bridges, and Vanessa and Don Pate, all of Cadiz; three brothers, Hershell Thomas of Cadiz, Fred Thomas, of Milton, Fla., and Olen Ray Thomas of Mayfield; three sisters, Ruth Meador of Cadiz, Thelma King of Blacksburg, Va., and Lottie Mae Mayche of Franklin, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Terry Sumner, Jason Sumner, Michael Vick, Charlie Collier, David Littlejohn, and Jesse Pate. Shari Littlejohn, vocalist, and Beth Taylor, pianist provided the music. Memorials may be made to the American Hearth Association, 333 Guthrie Street, Suite, 207, Louisville, KY 40202.

JUN 22, 1930- DEC 24, 2005

CONWAY, AR--Dr. Sam V. Daniel 75 of Conway died Saturday (Dec. 24, 2005). He was born in Marshall to the late Elmer H Daniel and Pearl Ferguson Daniel. He was an Air Force Veteran and a long time Conway Physician. In 1959 he opened Daniel Clinic, a general practice, above Baker Drug on Front Street in Conway, making him the seventh doctor in Conway. On March 18, 1965 he opened a new clinic at 574 Locus Street, which was built by Nabholz Construction. Dr. Daniel gave 31 years of dedicated service to Conway Regional Hospital and our community. He was the first M. D. to be on the Conway Regional Hospital board of directors, which he served from 1968-1983, and was chairman from 1975 -1982. He was also the chief of staff from 1967-1968. He held a seat on the admissions committee for the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. He retired in 1990. Dr. Daniel was an avid golfer and quail hunter. He was a faithful husband, a loving and caring father, devoted physician, and loyal friend. He loved his Lord, and celebrated his first Christmas with his wife and Savior. He is survived by his children, Vance Daniel of Conway, Melissa Castleberry of Conway, Polly Vance of Bakersfield, CA and Sammye Bates of Lafayette, LA, three brothers, George Daniel and Dr. Charles Daniel both of Marshall and James Daniel of Maumelle, a sister Grace Daniel Bianchi of Conway and his grandchildren, Zeb Daniel, Sam Castleberry, Amanda Daniel, Tyler Castleberry, Trey Daniel, Zach Castleberry, Daniel Bates , Seth Vance and Paige Bates. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 28, 2005 at Central Baptist Church 3333 Dave Ward Drive in Conway with Bro. Don R. Chandler officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m in the fellowship hall of the church. Viewing will be Tuesday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Conway. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Zeb Daniel, Sam Castleberry, Tyler Castleberry, Trey Daniel, Zach Castleberry, Daniel Bates and Seth Vance. Honorary Pallbearers are Sam Beale, Pete Bianchi, Cole Castellaw, Jerry Dell, Jim Flanagin, Clay Lamsey, Sr., Bill McConnell, Tommy Morrison, Vernon Red and Ross Smith. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church or the American Heart Association.

JAN 18, 1918- DEC 9, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Arlie "Tip" Bridges, 87, of Cadiz, were conducted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Nickey Knight officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Mr. Bridges died on Friday, December 9, 2005, at 7:23 p.m., at his daughter's residence in Cadiz of natural causes. Mr. Bridges was born on January 18, 1918, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Bluford C. and Berdie Calhoun Bridges. Mr. Bridges was retired from Cerro Copper and Brass Company in East St. Louis; and was a member of Unity Rose Lawn Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Dunning Bridges, in July 2005; two brothers, Robert Bridges and Obie Bridges; and two sisters died in infancy. Survivors include a son, Amos Lane "Sonny" Bridges of Cadiz; two daughters and son-in-law, Nelda Romine of Cadiz, and Edie and Bill Walker of Swansea, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

MAR 12, 1920- DEC 8, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Dorothy Sumner Bryant, 85, of Cadiz, Kentucky were conducted on Sunday, December 11, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Norman Cotton officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg memory Acres in Cadiz. Mrs. Bryant died on Thursday, December 8, 2005, at 2:30 p.m., at her residence, of natural causes. Mrs. Bryant was born on March 12, 1920, in Golden Pond, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Eulis O. Sumner, and Cordie Rene Futrell Broadbent. Mrs. Bryant was retired as a private sitter; was a homemaker; and was a member of South Union Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce Hicks Bryant in 1973. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Bobby Gillum of Big Rock, Tenn., and Tracey and Norman Cotton of Cadiz; two brothers, Wilmer Sumner and Billy E. Sumner, both of Cadiz; two sisters, Iva Jane Lowery of Benton, and Marie Parker of Cadiz; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Randall Gillum, Scott Stafford, Bryce Cotton, Matt Cunningham, Doug Sanders, and David Sumner. Music was provided by Scott Stafford, pianist, and Justin Reynolds, vocalist.

NOV 13, 1951- DEC 8, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Marilyn Kay Kirby Creamer, 54, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Cadiz, Kentucky were conducted on Monday, December 12, 2005, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Archie Brock officiated at the services. Burial followed in East Cadiz Baptist Church Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Creamer died on Thursday, December 8, 2005, at 6 a.m., at St. Vincents Hospital in Indianapolis, following a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Creamer was born on November 13, 1951, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Henry Whitson and Mary Alice Curtis Kirby. Mrs. Creamer was a homemaker; and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Tom Creamer of Indianapolis; son and daughter-in-law, Tom G. and Katie Creamer of Atlanta, Geo.; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Steve Rowe of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Kirby Creamer, and Alex Rowe; four sisters, Thelma Fowler, Cora Ella Mitchell, Joyce Anderson, and Carolyn "Tib" Freeman, all of Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Kerry Fowler, Craig Fowler, Steven Freeman, Corky Johnson, Keith Mitchell, Craig Dale Oakley, and Jeffrey Hyde. Music was provided by Becky Freeman, vocalist, and Barbara Jean Futrell, pianist.

FEB 26, 1915-DEC 4, 2005

PHOENIX, AZ -- Iva Mavis Cunningham Rowen, 91, of Eureka, California, formerly of Trigg County, died in her sleep on Sunday morning, December 4, 2005, in Phoenix, Arizona. Mrs. Rowen was born on February 26, 1915, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Ell and Rosa Bridges Cunningham. Mrs. Rowen worked as a certified ship bow arc welder in Richmond, California During WWII; and she was a life-time member of the Thomas and Bridges Association of Trigg County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. (Jack) Rowen who died October 30, 2004; a son, Theodore James Rowen; two sisters, Myrtie Cunningham Finley, and Maurine Cunningham Creamer; and four brothers, Olive James Cunningham, George Clyde Cunningham, Carmon Aubrey Cunningham, and Earl Wayne Cunningham. Survivors include two sons, Carmon Ell Rowen and George Wayne Rowen, both of Phoenix, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; step-sons, Robert Rowen, Jr. of Weaverville, California, Fredrick Rowen of Eureka, California, Frank Rowen of Eugene, Oregon; and a step-daughter, Sandy Kay Rowen of El Centro, California. Local survivors include several nieces and nephews from Trigg County: Howell Finley, Donna Creamer Carter, Glenn Cunningham, Jimmy Cunningham, Mava Cunningham Brown, Roy Cunningham, and several others not living in Trigg County, and several local cousins. Her body will be returned to Eureka, California, for burial.

DIED NOV 27, 2005

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Opal Wilson Haas, 99, of Ashland, formerly of Mayfield, were held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at Steen Funeral Home in Ashland with the Revs. Edwin Talley and Quentin Lockwood officiating. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2005 in Highland Park Cemetery in Mayfield with the Rev. Bob Swift officiating. She died Sunday, November 27, 2005 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. Mrs. Haas was personnel manager at Curlee Clothing Co. for 40 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ashland. Surviving are one granddaughter, Susanna Davis of Ashland; one grandson, John Matthew Davis of Detroit; and four great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Haas Jr.; one son, Billy Wilson Davis; and one sister. Her parents were John and Ora Lancaster Wilson. Byrn Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

JUN 8, 1917-NOV 3, 2005

PRINCETON, KY -- Services for Mary Florence Spurlock, 87, of Princeton was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2005 at Morgan's Funeral Home. John Benton, Jerry Thurman and Daniel Cook officiated. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Spurlock died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2005 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah. She was a retired seamstress for Princeton Hosiery Mill and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Sue Dunbar of Caldwell County and Sylvia Thurman of Crittenden County; one brother, Kenneth Cotton of Princeton; two sisters, Eula Mae Forsythe of Caldwell County and Hattie Jean Haney of Princeton; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Spurlock was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Ray Spurlock; five brothers; and one great-granddaughter. Her parents were Bina and Ambie Steger Cotton.

JUL 15, 1928-NOV 10, 2005

MURRAY, KY -- Services for Sue Jane Smith, 77, of Murray will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Imes-Miller Funeral Home with John Dale officiating. Burial will be at McCuiston Cemetery.  She died at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.  Mrs. Smith retired as a switchboard operator with International Shipholding Co. in Baton Rouge, La. She was a member of the Church of Christ.  She is survived by two sons, James S. Smith of Hazel and Eddie Smith of New Orleans; two daughters, Leanne Paschall and Brenda Stalls, both of Murray; one brother, Glynn Walton of Indianapolis; one sister, Ruth Gallodoro of Metairie, La.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Smith; and one brother. Her parents were Alva G. Walton and Era McClain Walton.

APR 17, 1914-NOV 1, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Esther Clark Sumner, 91, Cadiz, died at 2:00 a.m, November 1, 2005, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. John Hagan and Clarence Brock officiating. Burial will be in East End Cemetery. A native of Trigg County, she was born April 17, 1914, the daughter of the late Neolon and Emma Belle Wyatt Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Her husband, Jesse Lee Sumner Sr., preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Jesse Lee Sumner Jr., Hopkinsville; a brother, Charles H. Clark, Toledo, Ohio, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


RICHMOND, VA -- Adam Louis Glazier, beloved infant son of James and Valerie Glazier of Chesterfield, Virginia, went home with Angels on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Zachary James Glazier; paternal grandmother, Annie A. Glazier of Prince George; maternal grandparents, Nicolas and Celena Mejia of Cadiz, Kentucky.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the great grandson of the late Robert Elliott and Annie Lucille Williams Malone of Trigg County, Kentucky. A funeral service was held Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m. in Beulah United Methodist Church, 6930 Hopkins Road, Richmond, Virginia. The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Stamps officiated. Interment was in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George County.

SEP 21, 1920-OCT 12, 2005

EDMOND, OK-- Willard Presley Moore departed this life on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, after battling lung cancer. This date is also the anniversary of his marriage to Delphine Moore, in Newfoundland, 57 years ago, whom he met and married during his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He retired as a Master Sergeant from the Air Force with 20 years of service including combat tours in WWII, and the Korean War. He was born in Okemah, OK, on September 21, 1920, the second of six children, to Arthur Forrest and Alta Mae Moore, including brother, Donald Ray and wife, Christine Moore of Riverside, CA; sisters, Lorene Sutt, of Calimesa, CA, and Juanita Swarts and husband, Dan of Yucaipa, CA. He was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene and Wilbur Moore. He is survived by his wife, Delphine of the home; sons, Albert of Ft. Worth, TX, Arthur F. and wife, Linda of Edmond, OK, Willard Jr. of Broken Arrow, OK; and twin daughters, Cheryl Johns and husband, Steve, and Carol Reese and husband, Dr. Joe Reese who attended to him in his final illness. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. A Military memorial service was held in his honor on Friday, October 14, 2005, at Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK. He was blessed by the presence and care of his wife and all of his children during his final days on earth. Moore's Southlawn Chapel, 663-2233. 

MAY 10, 1929-OCT 10, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Robert A. "Bob" Stephens, 76, of Cadiz, were conducted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at 1 p.m., with Military Honors, at Trigg County Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Nichols officiated at the services. Burial followed in the East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Stephens died on Monday, October 10, 2005, at 1:26 a.m., at his residence of natural causes. Mr. Stephens was born on May 10, 1929, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late Stanley and Dellis Thomas Stephens. Mr. Stephens was retired from the U.S. Army; was a lifetime member of VFW; and was a member of Trigg County Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Jane Hendricks Stephens; a son, David Lee Stephens, in infancy; and a brother, William "Bill" Stephens. Survivors include his wife, Reba L. Stephens of Cadiz; two sons, Anthony W. Stephens of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Robert A. Stephens, Jr., of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a daughter, Debbie Alvarez of Gallatin, Tenn.; a sister, Louise Dunford of Newport News, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Lesley Mena, Jennifer Stephens-Harvey, Brent Robert Stephens, John Alvarez, David Alvarez, Daniel Alvarez, Stephanie Alvarez, Benjamin Alvarez, Jordan Alvarez, and Michael Alvarez; one great-grandchild, Alexia Dawn Alvarez-Vance. Music was provided by vocalists Barry and Terri Grace and Sheila Alder, who will also play the piano. Pallbearers were Barry Grace, Tim Stevens, Bill Stevens, Jr., Ed Alder, Buddy Boswell and Mike Broadbent. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.

MAY 10, 1923-OCT 9, 2005

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Mary Kathleen Ezell Herndon, 82, of Cadiz, were conducted on Tuesday, October 11, 2005, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Revs. Danny Guess, and Robert McIntosh officiated at the services. Burial followed in McIntosh Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Herndon died on Sunday, October 9, 2005, at 11:55 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Herndon was born on May 10, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Wilford Ezell and Mattie Sumner Davis. Mrs. Herndon was a homemaker; and a member of South Union Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Buck" Herndon; and a daughter, Blanche Herndon, in infancy. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Thomas, Cody Settle, Logan Hunter, Marty Hunter, Robin Hayes, Ray Aquino, Issac Woodruff, and John Lancaster. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wilford and Ruth Herndon; three daughters and sons-in-law, Polly and Billy Thomas, Doris and Jasper Hayes, and Gwenna and Ricky Settle, all of Cadiz; seven grandchildren, Patricia Hunter, Mike Thomas, Debbie Aquino, Pebbles Lancaster, Robin Hayes, Tuesday Settle, and Cody Settle; four great-grandchildren, Amanda Hunter, Logan Hunter, Chassen Lancaster, and Jade Settle Woodruff; and two step-great-grandchildren, Jacob Aquino, and Daniel Aquino. Music was provided by Denny and Kaye Francis, vocalists.

JUL 21, 1926-SEP 13, 2005

CLARKSVILLE, TN -- Thomas Julius Carr, 79, Clarksville, died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at Gateway Medical Center. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2005 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel with the Rev. Roger Freeman officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. He was the son of the late Perkins and Mollie Carr Carr. His wife, Mary Ann Baker Carr died September 8, 2005. Survivors include a son, Thomas Carr, Jr., of Clarksville; a daughter, Karen Slate of Clarksville, two grandchildren, Jason Dailey, and Mary Harris, both of Clarksville, and six great-grandchildren.

MAR 2, 1929-SEP 8, 2005

CLARKSVILLE, TN -- Funeral services for Mary Anne Baker Carr, 76, of Clarksville, Tennessee, formerly of Cadiz, Kentucky were conducted on Monday, September 12, 2005, at 1 p.m., at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel in Clarksville. Dr. Roger Freeman officiated at the services. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Carr died on Thursday, September 8, 2005, at her home. Mrs. Carr was born on March 2, 1929, in Cadiz. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Evelyn Cunningham Baker. Mrs. Carr was a retired teacher from St. Bethlehem Elementary School; a member of the First Baptist Church; and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Carr, Sr., of Clarksville; a son, Thomas Carr, Jr., of Clarksville; a daughter, Karen Slate of Clarksville; two sisters, Elaine Sanders of Cadiz, and Cora Atkinson of Nashville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jason Dailey, and Mary Harris, both of Clarksville, and six great-grandchildren.

SEP 20, 1945-SEP 6, 2005

EDDYVILLE, KY -- Norma Sue Thomas, 59, of Eddyville, died Tuesday, September 6, 2005, at 2:35 p.m. at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. A member of the Friendship Methodist Church, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Mable Parrent Bell. Survivors include her husband, Howard Douglas Thomas; three daughters, Brenda Hayes of Eddyville, Judy Flood of Cadiz and Melinda McManus of Louisville; two grandchildren; two brothers, Jackie Bell of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, and Bobby Bell of Ledbetter; and a sister, Wilma Walker of Lake City. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 9, at 1 p.m. at Dunn�s Funeral Home in Eddyville. The Rev. Tim Allsopp officiated the service. Burial followed in Bridges Cemetery in Cadiz.

SEP 18, 1914-SEP 3, 2005

CADIZ, Ky.--Robert Jesse Sholar, age 90 of Cadiz (Trigg County) died Saturday, September 3, 2005. He was the son of the late Jesse Smoot and Anna Rosella Choate Sholar, a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Lula Pearl Lancaster Sholar, Cadiz; three sons: Robert C. Sholar, Virginia Beach, VA; Richard Sholar, Cadiz and Clyde J. Sholar (husband of Brenda Sholar), Pleasureville; four daughters: Pearl Allen, Linda Rose Sholar and Mary Foster all of Cadiz and Brenda Sue Lancaster, Clarksville, TN; one brother, one sister, eight grandchildren, including Jessi Sholar Drawbaugh (wife of Ricky Drawbaugh), Pleasureville, nine great-grandchilden and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, September 6 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Burial was in Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Hopkinsville. Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville was in charge of arrangements.

APR 12, 1928-SEP 3, 2005

MURRAY, Ky.--James Elmo "Jim" Lawrence, 77, of Murray, Kentucky, died at 6:35 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2005 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. A native of Brewers, Mr. Lawrence was an interior designer at Enix Interiors and Thurman Furniture. He was a member of the American Society of Interior Design. Surviving are a sister and four cousins. His parents were Lloyd J. Lawrence and Mamie Chester Lawrence. There will be no services or visitation. J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OCT 9, 1973-AUG 24, 2005

PRINCETON, KY -- Services for Lori Kay Coleman, 31, Dawson Springs, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Morgan's Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight. She died at 12:44 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at her home, the victim of a shooting. An investigation into the death is continuing. A native of Caldwell County, she was born Oct. 9, 1973, the daughter of Freddie and Kay Coleman, Princeton. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, survivors include a stepson, Brandon Conrad, Dawson Springs and a brother, David Coleman, Princeton.

JUL 25, 1930-AUG 21, 2005

GRAND CHAIN, IL -- Services for Robert "Bob" Shearer, 75, of Grand Chain were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2005 at Ohio Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Young officiating. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds. Mr. Shearer died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2005 at The Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A U.S. Army 82nd Airborne veteran, he was a retired shift supervisor at EEI and was a member of Heartland Worship Center in Paducah. Mr. Shearer was a native of Olmsted. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Vick Shearer; five daughters, Vicky Coffey of Urbana, Dianne Hussong of Humbolt, Beth McClain of Kelso, Mo., Karen Wilson of Karnak and Amy Wagner of Romeoville; two sons, Alan Shearer of Whitinsville , Mass., and Mike Shearer of Grand Chain; two sisters, Tootsie Johnson of Metropolis and Edith Copeland of Hays , Kan.; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Michael Shearer, and two sisters. His parents were James and Eddie Calhoun Shearer.

JAN 22, 1921-AUG 16, 2005

PRINCETON, KY -- Funeral services for Robert Earl Phillips, 84, of Cadiz, Kentucky, were conducted on Friday, August 19, 2005, at 11 a.m., at King's Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Cannon and Rev. Ronnie Sivells officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Phillips Family Cemetery, Cadiz. Mr. Phillips died on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at 5:30 p.m., at Princeton Health Care Manor in Princeton following a short illness. Mr. Phillips was born on January 22, 1921, in Christian County. He was the son of the late Dallas M. and Ollie Larkins Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a farmer; worked with Civil Service; retired in 1970 as a TVA laborer; was a member of Canton Baptist Church; was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran, having served in WWII; and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Franklin E. Phillips, in 1998. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Minnie Calhoun Phillips of Cadiz; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Tony Thomas, and Gary and Margie Ellis, all of Cadiz; five grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and 12 great-grandchildren. Music was provided by Betty Oakley, organist, Clarissa King, pianist, and the Canton Baptist Church Choir. Serving as pallbearers were Grover Oakley, Harold Knight, Jerry Ford, L.C. Burks, Junior Jones, and J.B. Oakley. Honorary pallbearers were the members of his Sunday School Class. Memorial donations may be made to Canton Baptist Church Visionary Fund, 423 Boyds Landing Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

OCT 8, 1953-AUG 11, 2005

MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO-- Joseph Richard Gross was born October 8, 1953 at Sikeston MO, the son of James Wright Gross and Verba Lurlene (Perry) Gross; he passed away August 11, 2005, in Mountain View MO at the age of 51. He was united in marriage to D. J. (Parks) Gross of Qulin MO on December 3, 1983, in Qulin MO, and to this union two children were born, Joseph James Gross and Ashley Danielle Gross. He was preceded in death by his father, James Wright Gross. He is survived by his mother, Verba Gross of Mountain View MO; his former wife, D. J. Gross, of Eureka MO; son Joseph James Gross of Mountain View MO; and daughter, Ashley Danielle Gross, of Eureka MO; three brothers, James Dail Gross and wife Connie, of Worthington IN; John Wayne Gross and wife Carol of Qulin MO; and William Perry Gross, of Wentzville MO; three aunts, Dean and James Lee Cook of Mayfield KY; Wanda Sue Routen of Lunnville KY; and Beulah V. Beard of Paducah KY; two nephews, Michael Gross and Perry Gross; two nieces, Regina Marmonti and Madelyn Gross; along with numerous other family and friends. Joe was active in the Missouri Funeral Directors Association and served as President of the Missouri Funeral Directors Association, 1996-1997. He was a past president of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, and when he resided in Malden MO, he was president of the Lions Club. Joe attended Qulin High School, where his father was the superintendent; he later moved with his family to Winona MO, and attended high school during his junior year. After his father’s death in 1970, he and his mother returned to the Qulin area where Joe graduated from Twin Rivers High School in 1971. He was employed with Landess Funeral Home in Malden MO from 1974 to 1981. He relocated to Mountain View MO in 1981 and began working at the Duncan Funeral Home. He purchased Duncan Funeral Home in 1985 and continued to operate the funeral home until his death. Joe’s greatest joy in life was his two children, Joseph and Ashley. He spent most of his time being with his children and family. His family and friends were most important to him. Joe cared about the people he served in the community and felt they were an extension of his own family. Funeral services were held Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m. at Duncan Funeral Home at Mountain View MO. Rev. Ronnie Stevens officiated. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. in the Qulin Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View. Visitation was held Sunday, August 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View. NOTE: Winona residents will remember Joe from his previous marriage to Roxanne Holloway, the daughter of Roy and Rosemary (Martin) Holloway. Joe, and Roxie’s brother, Pete Holloway, attended school together to be funeral directors and morticians.

AUG 21, 1955-AUG 7, 2005

ELKTON, KY -- Services for Howard Ray "Howie" Stokes, 49, Fairview, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2005 at Latham Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Stokes Chapel Cemetery in Todd County. He died at 8:54 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2005 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. A native of Bowling Green, Ky., he was born August 21, 1955, the son of Dolly Cunningham Stokes Rawlins, Fairview, and the late William Ray "Bill" Stokes. He was a technician for Proctor's Telephone Service in Clarksville, Tenn. He was a member of the Jefferson Davis Birthplace Camp #1675 of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and was a member of Cobb's Kentucky Battery. He was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Vickie Stokes; a son, Jackson Thomas Stokes, Fairview; a brother, Jeff Stokes, Fairview; a foster brother, Steve Scott, Fairview and a sister, Linda Stokes Fritz, Fairview.

NOV 13, 1921-AUG 5, 2005

WICKLIFFE, KY -- Beulah B. Bridges, 83, of Wickliffe, died Thursday at Life Care Center in LaCenter. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Bardwell. Surviving are one son, Jimmy Bridges; three brothers, Raymond, A.J. and Leon Bellamy Sr.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter; one sister; and two brothers. Her parents were Clarence and Della Collins Bellamy.

NOV 18, 1920-JUL 19, 2005

CADIZ, KY --Services for Lois Dunning Bridges, 84, of Cadiz will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Nickey Knight officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Mrs. Bridges died at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at her home. She was a member of Unity Rose Lawn Baptist Church, and was a pharmacy clerk. Surviving are her husband, Arlie "Tip" Bridges; a son, Amos "Sonny" Lane Bridges of Cadiz; 2 daughters, Nelda Romine of Cadiz and Edie Walker of Swansea, Ill.; and 30 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and eight sisters. Her parents were Fred Dunning and Dora Atwood Dunning.

NOV 15, 1919-JUL 1, 2005

COLUMBUS, OH -- Funeral services for John Robert Thomas, 85, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Trigg County, Kentucky were conducted on Thursday, July 7, 2005, at 10:30 a.m., at Weir-Arend Funeral Home in Columbus, Ohio. A Farewell Pearl Harbor Survivor Ceremony was held on Wednesday evening, July 6. Rev. William R. Leety officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield, Ohio. Mr. Thomas died on Friday, July 1, 2005, in a Columbus Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Thomas was born on November 15, 1919, in Fredonia. He was the son of the late William Robert and Emma Rogers Thomas. The family moved to Canton when he was seven. Mr. Thomas graduated from Trigg County High School; enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the Battleship USS Oklahoma during the initial attack on Pearl Harbor; the ship was destroyed, but he survived and was reassigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. He also served on the troop transport USS President Jackson and participated in the invasion of Guadalcanal, Marshall Island and Gilbert Island. Following the war in 1946, he was employed by Southern California Edison Utility until his retirement in 1979. He served five terms as National President of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association; was an active member of the American Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Welch Society of Ohio, and the Ohio Historical Bridge Association, was a commissioned Kentucky Colonel; and was of the Christian Faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harlan Thomas, M.W. "Chuck" Thomas, and Howell Thomas; and two sisters, Mary (Mrs. T. Lacy) Jones, and Eunice (Mrs. Boyd) Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Evans Thomas; a brother, Cecil Wayne Thomas of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

JAN 17, 1927-JUL 5, 2005

SHERMAN, TX-- Funeral services for James Lacy Calhoun, 78, of Sherman, Texas, formerly of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, July 8, 2005, at 10 a.m., at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel in Sherman. Dr. Tom Brandon, pastor emeritus, officiated at the services. A private family burial followed in the West Hill Cemetery in Sherman. Mr. Calhoun died on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Mr. Calhoun was born on January 17, 1927, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late James and Ruth Cunningham Calhoun. Mr. Calhoun served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, including World War II, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Mittie Louise Brueggemeyer Calhoun of Sherman, Texas; two daughters, Belinda Kay Morgan and Janet Lynn Cross of Allen, Texas; two grandsons, James Robert Morgan, and Ryan Adam Cross; three sisters, Hattie Hammortree of Cadiz, Rachael Humphries of Hopkinsville, and Sylvia Myrtle of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Naomi Calhoun of Hopkinsville, and Hilda Bridges of Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews, locally Wanda Hopson Toms, and Steve Humphries, both of Hopkinsville, and Gillis Bridges of Murray. In addition to his parents, four brothers preceded him in death, Amos Calhoun, Gilbert Bridges, D.S. Bridges, and Ernest Bridges; three sisters, Irene Bradford, Patsy Cameron, and Geneva Hopson; and his grandparents, William and Peachie Bridges Calhoun, and David and Nancy Rutledge Cunningham.

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