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CAROLYN SHOLAR
JUN 6, 1948-JUN 27, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Carolyn Jean Sholar, 58, of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, June 30, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Lloyd Tucker officiated at the services. Burial followed in Cerulean Cemetery in Cerulean. Ms. Sholar died on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at 6:57 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Ms. Sholar was born on Sunday, June 6, 1948, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Hugh Hayden and Opal Elizabeth (Frances) Sholar. Ms. Sholar was a homemaker; and was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lisa Dawn Sholar, and Penny Diane Herbert. Survivors include four brothers, Wallace Sholar, Danny Sholar, and Ricky Sholar, all of Cadiz, and Wayne Sholar of Gulfport, Miss.; two sisters, Debbie Burcham, and Donna Sue Skinner, both of Cadiz; 21 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Sholar, Chris Sholar, Jeremy Sholar, Jason Sholar, Shannon Burcham, Derek Burcham, David Sholar, and Jon Skinner. Pam Witty, pianist, provided the music. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

WILLIAM ORVAL "BILLY" ALLEN, JR.
DEC 18, 1936-JUN 25, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for William O. "Billy" Allen, Jr. 69, of Cadiz, were conducted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Cannon officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Allen died on Sunday, June 25, 2006, at 12:12 a.m., at his Cadiz home, following a long battle with cancer. Mr. Allen was born on December 18, 1936, in Pickwick Dam, Tenn. He was the son of the late William Orval, Sr., and Ruth Moorefield Allen. Mr. Allen was an aircraft pilot, having owned and operated Hopkinsville Flying Service and Allen Aviation in Hopkinsville. He was former manager of Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport in Hopkinsville. In 1977 he won the first and only National Ag Pilot Championship competing with pilots from across the U.S.A. and foreign countries. In 1986, he became a corporate pilot with MSI, Inc., in Atlanta, Ga. During his years in aviation, he logged over 40,000 hours. In 1988, he received his Real Estate License and joined Harry Norman Realtors. In October 2005, he joined Crye-Leike Realtors. He was a member of Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121; a 32nd Degree Mason; Member of Rizpah Shrine Temple; a member of Canton Baptist Church; and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie Anne Allen in 1976. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Betty Jo Cossey Allen; a son and Friend, William O. "Bill" Allen, III and Kim Kasperski of Hopkinsville; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Larry Kemp of Cadiz; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alfred and Sondra Cossey of Cadiz; three nephews, Allen Thomas, Mark Thomas, both of Cadiz, and Al Cossey of Greer, S.C. Serving as pallbearers were Bernard Redd, Gayle Clayton, Ray Noel, Chuck Sutherland, Chappell Wilson, and Glyn Simpson. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Brummett, Allen Thomas, Mark Thomas, Al Cossey, Eric Mitchell, Jimmy Dawson, Ray Burnam, Billy Redd, Bobby Clement, Rick Clement, Wayne Gardner, and Jack Simpson. Vickie Ezell, vocalist, and Beth Taylor, pianist provided the music. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, ATTN: Dee Eggers, 203 Choctaw Dr., Cadiz, KY 42211, or Pennyroyal Hospice, Inc., 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

HARDY GENE KUYKENDALL, JR.
JAN 10, 1925-JUN 19, 2006

SAN DIEGO, CA--Hardy Gene Kuykendall, Jr., a retired insurance executive and former La Mesa councilman, died Monday, June 19, 2006 at his home in Rancho San Diego. He was 81. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Mr. Kuykendall followed his father, also named Hardy, into the insurance business in 1948. The company, originally San Diego County Mutual and later Sierra Mutual, became Allied Insurance after a merger in 1975. He retired in 1990, two years after suffering a mild stroke, but remained active in community and church work. Hardy Gene Kuykendall was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Lead Hill, Ark., and moved to California with his family during the Depression. After graduating from Hoover High School in 1942, he joined the Marine Corps. He met his wife on a blind date while attending officer training classes at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind. They were married in 1946 after he was discharged. Mr. Kuykendall earned a bachelor's degree at Occidental College after World War II. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, serving in a tank battalion in the 1st Marine Division. Survivors include his wife, Billie; daughters, Linda Jean Hollander of Taos, N.M., and Jill Kuykendall of Granite Bay; son, Jack Kuykendall; brother, Bob Kuykendall; and three granddaughters. A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. July 1 at Foothills United Methodist Church in La Mesa. Donations are suggested to Sharp Grossmont Hospice or the church.

EDITH PAULINE BRIDGES GRADY
JAN 3, 1919-JUN 18, 2006

BAKERSFIELD, CA--A Celebration of Life will take place July 2, 2006 for Edith Pauline Grady, who passed away June 18, 2006, in Bakersfield. She was born Edith Pauline Bridges in Coweta, Oklahoma. She was a loving wife to her husband of 58 years, Clyde Grady Jr., a loving mother and friend to her daughters and sons-in-law, a wonderful grandmother to her grandchildren and her two great-grandchildren and good friend to many. She came to California in 1938 and eventually settled in Santa Paula where she grew up and met and married her husband, Clyde in 1948. He was employed by Shell Oil Company and because of their involvement in the oil fields, they lived up and down the state of California, in Houston, Texas, and in Roosevelt, Utah. They eventually resettled in Bakersfield in 1983, where Clyde retired. She was very proud of her Okie heritage. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Eva Bridges and her brother, Raymond Bridges; brothers-in-law, Grady Stufflebeam, Murl Ezell, Arch Delmarsh, and Jim Wortman. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Clyde; daughters, Debbie Cales and husband, Dennis, Donna Cales and husband, John of Bakersfield, Pat Connolly and husband, Paul of Katy, Texas; grandchildren, Laura Nunamaker, Casey Gillespie and husband, Tom of Bakersfield, Christopher Connolly, Brian Connolly and Katie Connolly of Katy, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Amber Nunamaker, and Thomas Gillespie of Bakersfield; sisters, Marie Stufflebeam of Snyder, Texas, Tressie Delmarsh of Grants Pass, Oregon, and Joann Wortman of Santa Paula; brother, Kenneth Bridges and wife, Joan of Bullhead City, Arizona; sisters-in-law, Teddy Bridges of Ventura, Ina Cash of Centerville, Alabama, and Marjorie Short of Tehachapi and numerous nieces and nephews. Edith Grady loved her family, gambling in Laughlin, going to Lake Mary and writing poetry. She was one of the Dallas Cowboys biggest fans. She will be missed and loved by her family forever. To My Loved Ones Please no regrets, and no sad tears. I've had your love, for all these years. How great life's been, but I'm ready to go. The road ahead, is mine to know. The love I've given, is yours to keep. It's in your hearts, planted deep. So dry those eyes, hold your chins up high. The time has come, to say good-bye. Edith Grady (1994) She will be interred at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery. An open house to celebrate Edith's Grady's life will be held July 2, 2006, from 1-4 p.m., at 1404 Manning Street, Bakersfield. Edith Pauline Grady Jan. 3, 1929 - June 18, 2006.



LORA DEAN SHELTON THOMAS
MAR 9, 1932-JUN 17, 2006

GRACEY, KY -- Funeral services for Lora Dean Thomas, 74, of Gracey, were conducted on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. Rev. Bradley Cornelius officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Thomas died on Saturday, June 17, 2006, at 3:47 p.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness. Mrs. Thomas was born on March 9, 1932, in Trigg Country. She was the daughter of the late Homer B. and Thula Nunn Shelton. Mrs. Thomas was a retired registered nurse; and was a member of Gracey West Union Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Aubrey Glenn Thomas; a son, Richard Glenn Thomas of Houston, Texas; a brother, Fred Shelton of Trigg County; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the West Union Baptist Church or to Pennyroyal Hospice.

EMMA BELL FREEMAN CALHOUN
JUL 14, 1916-JUN 14, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Emma Bell Freeman Calhoun, 89, of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, June 16, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Don Bunch officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Freeman Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Calhoun died on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 8 a.m., at Princeton Health Care Manor of natural causes. Mrs. Calhoun was born on July 14, 1916, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Orbie Jackson and Mattie Beatrice Wadlington Freeman. Mrs. Calhoun was a homemaker; and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Odell Calhoun; a son, Lonnie Eugene "Buddy" Calhoun; a daughter, Wilma Marie Calhoun; six brothers, Thomas Freeman, Claude Freeman, Walter Freeman, Orbie Wade Freeman, James Rudolph Freeman, and Raymond Wadlington Freeman; and two sisters, Myrtle Robey and Etta Marie Humphries. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Orbie Dell and Judy Calhoun of Hopkinsville, Ralph and Wanda Calhoun and Ernest "E.J." and Lisa Calhoun, all of Cadiz; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and James Boddy, and Ruth and Wilford Herndon, all of Cadiz; a daughter-in-law, Mary Calhoun of Cadiz; a foster sister and brother-in-law, Mae and Bob Leatham of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Ethel "Tete" Freeman of Princeton; 18 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Clell Calhoun, Kevin Calhoun, Roger Calhoun, Tony Calhoun, J.T. Boddy, J.R. Boddy, Ray Aquino, Adam Calhoun, and Lonnie Calhoun, Jr. Becky Freeman, vocalist, and Barbara Jean Futrell, pianist provided the music. Memorial contributions may be made to Freeman Cemetery Fund, 5780 South Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

GEORGE BEORN
JAN 17, 1918-JUN 11, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for George R. Beorn, 88, of Cadiz, were conducted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 2 p.m., at the Cadiz Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin Roberts officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Beorn died on Sunday, June 11, 2006, at 4:25 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Beorn was born on January 17, 1918, in Stow, Ohio. He was the son of the late Jacob Alexander and Effie Lowers Beorn. Mr. Beorn was retired after 33 years as a mail carrier; was janitor for 13 years at Cadiz Baptist Church; was part owner of the Tally-Ho Shop in Cadiz for 23 years; was a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church; member of Civitan Club; and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII, Jamaica and the West Indies. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Beorn and Ralph Beorn; and three sisters, Mary Ellzey, Freda Beorn, and Dorothy Beorn. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dot Beorn of Cadiz; three sons and daughter-in-law, , George Randy and Louise Beorn of Akron, Ohio, and Rusty Cheyenne Beorn and Edmund Drew, both of Cadiz; daughter, Dixie and Sam Greco of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Gilbert Beorn of Phoenix, Ariz.; a niece, Delores and Joe Elledge of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Kelly and Chris Greco of Phoenix, Ariz., Randy Michael and Jacob Beorn of Akron, Ohio, Tina Marie Powell of Virginia Beach, Vir., and Jessica Drew of Mereno Valley, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren, Alex Haynes and Emily Greco of Phoenix, Ariz., Hannah Beorn of Akron, Ohio, and Jamie Cheyanne Powell and Ashley Jordan Powell of Virginia Beach, Vir. Serving as pallbearers will be Ed Drew, Bill Lisch, Philip Miracle, Seldon Earl Thomas, Jerry Ray Tyler, and Jimmy Futrell. Gary Thompson, organist, and Mike Rose, soloist provided the music. King's Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements.

MARY GEORGIA BRIDGES THORPE
DEC 13, 1935-JUN 6, 2006

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Mary Georgia Thorpe, 70, of Mayfield, Kentucky were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2006 at Byrn Funeral Home with the Revs. David Edwards and Glenn Cope officiating. Burial was in Dowdy Cemetery. Mrs. Thorpe died at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Gary Thorpe of Mayfield; three daughters, Connie Mason, Janet Edwards and Susan Brittain, all of Mayfield; one brother, Gaylon Bridges of Mayfield; three sisters, Leila Rodgers, June Perkins and Bonnie Hargrove, all of Mayfield; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Teddy Thorpe, and one sister. Her parents were Thomas and Lona Carter Bridges.

DONALD E. WILLIAMS
MAY 20, 1937-JUN 3, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Donald E. Williams, 69, Cadiz, died at 9:09 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, at the Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Irvin Darnall and Ronnie Hooks officiating. Burial will be in Drury-Bridges Cemetery in Trigg County. A native of Trigg County, he was born May 20, 1937, the son of the late John Bunyon and Flocy Atkins Williams. He was retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority and was a carpenter foreman. He was an Army veteran and a Mason. He was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Bridges Williams; a son, Scott Williams, Cadiz; two brothers, Roy Williams, Trenton, Mich., J.B. Williams, Benton; two sisters, Hazel Skinner, Hopkinsville, Cynthia Frances, Beacher, Ill, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Drury Bridges Cemetery Fund, In Care Of Florence Mayfield, 115 Beechy Fork Road, Cadiz, Ky., 42211.

MILDRED ROPER COLE
MAY 10, 1923-MAY 29, 2006

PADUCAH, KY --Mildred Louise Roper Cole, age 83, of Paducah, Ky., died Monday, May 29, 2006, at 4:37 p.m. at Lourdes hospital. Mildred was a member of the Central United Presbyterian Church in Paducah, serving as an Elder and active in many church activities. She retired from Bell South Telephone with 42 years of service. Mrs. Cole was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was born May 10, 1923, in Paducah to Bertha Estella Shelton Roper and Clyde Hale Roper, who preceded her in death, along with one sister, Denia Hamm. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Hal Cole of Paducah; one son, Hal Anthony Cole and wife, Amanda, of Paducah; two grandchildren, Lee Shelton Cole and Madelyn Joy Cole, both of Paducah; three brothers, Clyde Roper Jr. and wife, Winnie, of Palm Harbor, Fla., Charles Roper and wife, Bobbie, of Bridgeport, Ala., and Jimmy Roper and wife, Patsy, of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mildred Cole were held Thursday, June 1, 2006, at the Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah at 1 p.m. Revs. Stan Reid and Ann Mills officiated. Burial was at Maplelawn Park Cemetery


DOLLIE SMITH THOMAS
MAR 22, 1919-MAY 28, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Dollie V. Thomas, 87, of Cadiz will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Wayne Glass and Archie Brock officiating. Burial will be in Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County. Ms. Thomas died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2006 at Trigg County Hospital. She was a member of Liberty Point Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Ross Thomas and Clifton Thomas, both of Cadiz; five daughters, Brenda Underwood of Cumberland City, Tenn., Josephine Williamson of Houston, Mo., Nell Mclure of Clarksville, Tenn., and Betty Ricks and Delores Burnam, both of Cadiz; a daughter-in-law; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Clifton Thomas; three sons, Dorris Thomas, Jackie Thomas and Bobby Thomas; two brothers; and a sister. Her parents were George Smith and Maybelle Harris Smith.

FRANK RAY ARMSTRONG
FEB 26, 1933-MAY 22, 2006

FAYETTEVILLE, NC -- Ret. Army Major Frank R. Armstrong, 73, of Sanford, North Carolina, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Born Feb. 26, 1933, in Princeton, a son of the late John and Faye Battoe Armstrong, he was a highly decorated Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, who retired from the Army as an aviation maintenance test pilot. He also retired as major with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by a son, Frankie Armstrong; twin infant brothers; two brothers, Sam Armstrong and Johnnie Armstrong; and a sister, Opal Hillyard. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Hickman Armstrong; a daughter, Lori Armstrong Thomas of Sanford, North Carolina; three sons, Samuel Armstrong, David Armstrong and Miles Armstrong, all of Sanford, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Don Armstrong of Princeton; and a sister, Connie Armstrong Beckner of Princeton. A memorial service was held May 24, at Adcock’s Funeral Home in Spring Lake, North Carolina. Funeral services was conducted Wednesday, July 12, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia with full military rites.

CLARENCE WOODROW HERNDON
SEP 2, 1917-MAY 14, 2006

MURRAY, KY -- Funeral services for Clarence Woodrow Herndon, Sr., 88, of Murray, formerly of Trigg County, were conducted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at 1 p.m., at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray. Dr. Bill Whittaker and Rev. Terry Garvin officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Murray City Cemetery. Mr. Herndon died on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at 4:30 a.m., at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Herndon was born on September 2, 1917, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Seldon Smith and Jessie Gower Herndon. Mr. Herndon was retired from Union Carbide in Paducah after 29 years. He was a former teacher at MSU in the Electronics and Electricity Department; was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murray, where he served as a past Sunday School teacher for the teenage boys class; was a graduate of Hazel High School Class of 1936; earned his BS from MSU in Math and Physics; did post graduate work; and at the time of his graduation, he was one of six physics graduates in the Commonwealth; was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII; he was in active duty from 1937-1946; was in the U.S. Naval Reserves until 1953. He served with various patrol bomber squadrons in Pacific theater, Okinawa, Saipan, Philippines, and other Pacific islands; he was the past Assistant Scout Master for Troop #45. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Roger Herndon; a sister, Mildred Hutchens; and two brothers, Thomas Herndon and Herbert Herndon. Survivors include his wife of almost 64 years (June 3, 1942); two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Herndon and Dennis Whittaker of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Elizabeth Herndon and Loyren American Horse of Murray; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence "Woody" Woodrow, Jr., and Donna Herndon of Murray, and Robert "Bobby" and Jen Herndon of Newburgh, Ind.; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ruby Herndon and Charlie Arnett of Coldwater, and Edythe Herndon of Murray; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Sara Imogene Herndon of Puryear, Tenn., and Eugene "Corky" and Mamie Herndon of Eddyville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roger Herndon Memorial Fund, c/o Calloway County Schools, P.O. Box 800, Murray, KY 42071.

THOMAS D. BARROW
JAN 1, 1944-MAY 9, 2006

ELY, IA-Thomas D. Barrow, 62 of Ely, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at home.  Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids with Rev. Fred Darbonne of First Christian Church presiding.  Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and for an hour prior to services Friday at Brosh Chapel. Tom was born January 1, 1944 in Paris, Tennessee the son of Elmer and Mary Nell Stockdale Barrow.  He married Arlene Marie Spores December 2, 1963 in Tipton.  Tom owned and operated Tom’s Autobody for over 25 years.   He had a real zest for life, which included his cars, family and sense of humor. Tom is survived by his wife Arlene; a daughter Kimberly Kay (Terry) Walztoni of Cedar Rapids; two sons Thomas D. (Jeanice) Barrow Jr., and Marcus Allen (Rachael) Barrow both of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren Ashley, Josh, Justin, Jordan, and Meggan; brothers Jimmy (Pom) of Sherwood, Arkansas, Neldon of Plover, Wisconsin, and Michael of Cedar Rapids; and his cousin and best friend Wayne Garvey of Topeka, Kansas. Tom was preceded into death by his parents. Memorials may be directed to the N.F.E.D.   


PAULINE GUNTHER ARMSTRONG
OCT 2, 1925-MAY 5, 2006

PRINCETON, KY --Funeral services for Pauline Gunther Armstrong, 81, of Princeton, were conducted on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at 3 p.m., at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. Dr. Darryl Armstrong officiated at the services. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Armstrong died on Friday, May 5, 2006, at her home. Mrs. Armstrong was born on October 2, 1924, in Caldwell County. She was the daughter of the late T.D. and Eba Wadley Gunther. Mrs. Armstrong was retired from the Princeton Hosiery Mills after 45 years of service; and was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie P. Armstrong; two brothers, Ralph Gunther and Ross Gunther; and two sisters, Lena Bailey and Basel Gill. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Darryl and Kay Armstrong of Eddyville; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 West Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

ANNA MAE LANCASTER SWEATT

AUG 8, 1901-APR 27, 2006


MAYFIELD, KY-- Services for Anna Mae Sweatt, 96, of Mayfield will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2006 at Byrn Funeral Home with the Revs. Spencer Pate and Bob Swift officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.Mrs. Sweatt died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday April 27, 2006 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.  She retired from Curlee Clothing Co. and was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for several years. Surviving are three sisters, Glenda Fowler and Lola Wallace, both of Mayfield, and Lurlye Moore of Troy, Mo.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Sweatt; three brothers; and one sister. Her parents were William Henry and Bertha Crawford Lancaster. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church Building Fund or Host of Love, 118 W. South St., Mayfield, KY 42066.  

OPAL CHARLES THOMAS
MAY 10, 1911-APR 19, 2006

GRUNDY, VA -- Opal Charles Thomas, 94, of Grundy, Virginia, died on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at her home following a long illness. Mrs. Thomas was born on May 2, 1911. She was the daughter of the late Jack C. and Mary Jane Elswick Charles of Big Rock, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howell Moore "Billy" Thomas, who was from Trigg County. They were married on August 6, 1932. They had no children. Many relatives including her late husband�s parents are buried in Bethel Cemetery in Trigg County.

REBECCA CASON JONES
DEC 28, 1942-APR 17, 2006

SPRINGFIELD, IL-- Rebecca Gale Jones, 63, daughter of Eva Carman and John Cason, was born Dec. 28, 1942, at St. Louis. She died April 17, 2006, in Springfield from injuries sustained in an April 7 auto accident. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her husband, Donald L. Jones Sr.; three sons, Bobby Gene Hearty, Henry John Jones and Donald L. Jones Jr.; brother, Charles Cason; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were April 21 at Werner Chapel at Pontoon Beach, Ill., with burial in Elkton Cemetery at Elkton, Ill.


REBECCA TURNER MITCHELL
FEB 14, 1916-APR 16, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Rebecca Turner Mitchell, 90, of Hopkinsville, wee conducted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Gayla Webb officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Mitchell died on Sunday, April 16, 2006, at 11:10 p.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky of natural causes. Mrs. Mitchell was born on February 14, 1916, in Stewart County, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Jimmie Carr Turner. Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker; a member of Fairview United Methodist Church; and was a member of AARP, and Widowed Persons Group. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Mitchell; four brothers, Elmer C. Turner, Elmo R. Turner, Everett Turner, and Edgar Turner; and two sisters, Earline Stagner and Mary Hancock. Survivors include two sisters, Ethel Hancock of Lafayette, and Eva Clark of Sylvania, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Rob Cowherd, Jason Turner, Anthony Turner, James Turner, Ron Clark, and Christ East. Memorial contributions may be made to the Starkie Thomas Cemetery Fund.

LELA THOMAS SMITH
DEC 30, 1913-APR 14, 2006

KUTTAWA, KY --Services for Lela L. Smith, 92, of Kuttawa will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2006  at Dunn's Funeral Home of Eddyville with the Revs. Carl Nelson and Bill Sullivan officiating. Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery.  She died at 12:40 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2006 at Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa.  Mrs. Smith was a member of Kuttawa First Baptist Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Nell Ragsdale and Louise Porter, both of Kuttawa; one brother, Howard Thomas of Fredonia; one sister, Geneva Stinnett of Kuttawa; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; and several great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bartley Smith; three sons, Wesley Smith, R.B. Smith and Bobby Smith; one grandson, Gary Smith; two sisters; and two brothers. Her parents were Fred and Ethel Boyd Thomas.


BOBBY RAY TURNER
MAY 1, 1935-APR 11, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Bobby Ray Turner, 70, of Cadiz will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2006 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Trigg Memory Acres. Mr. Turner died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah. Mr. Turner was a member of Cadiz Church of Christ and was employed by the Kentucky Highway Department. He owned and operated Bobby's Grocery and Bait Shop in Canton for several years. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Rust Turner; one son, Kenneth Ray Turner of Cadiz; one daughter, Becky Francis of Cadiz; three brothers, W.R. Turner of Trenton, and V.T. Turner and D.T. Turner, both of Elkton; five grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. His parents were John Sam Turner and Lilly Arthelia Rogers Turner.

MARIE FORD CALHOUN
JUL 8, 1917-APR 4, 2006

GRAND RIVERS, KY -- Marie Calhoun, 88, of Grand Rivers died at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Mrs. Calhoun was a homemaker. She was a 50-year member of Estill Eastern Star Chapter No. 73 in Calvert City, and a member of Grand Rivers Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Calhoun and Hay Calhoun, both of Lake City; one sister, Merle Downs of Cadiz; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Calhoun; two sisters; two brothers; and one great-grandchild. Her parents were W.A. Ford and Annie Bridges Ford. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006 at Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers. Rev. Curtis Harrell will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, Triad East Suite 200, 10200 Linn Station Road, Louisville, KY 40223.

MAUREE WILKINS MORRIS
DEC 26, 1920-MAR 30, 2006

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Mauree Wilkins Morris, 85, Airport Road, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Covington's Convalescent Center following a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2006 at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Dr. James M. Mahoney and the Rev. Ron Buck officiating. Burial will be in the Morris family cemetery in Christian County. A native of Louisville, she was born Dec. 26, 1920, the daughter of the late Lacy H. and Pocahontas Gentry Wilkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She had served as state chaplain for the Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and as a regent of the James Thomas Chapter in Trigg County. She had been a member of the Katherine Peden Business and Professional Women's Club. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Henry R. Morris Sr.; three sons, H. Ramsey Morris Jr., Kahle Wilkins Morris Sr., John Michael Morris; a brother, Lacy H. Wilkins Jr., Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Aline Morgan, Hopkinsville, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

JOHN WILTON GRAHAM
SEP 18, 1946-MAR 26, 2006

MARIETTA, GA--John W. Graham, Marietta, Ga., formaly of Cadiz, Ky., passed away unexpectedly in Marietta. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. Andy Freeman officiating. Music provided by, Martha Fortner, Organist and David Banister, Instrumentalist. Burial will follow in East End Cemetery, Cadiz, Ky. Born in Chicago, Illinois, September 18, 1946, to Mary Banister Graham, and the late Joe W. Graham, grew up in Cadiz, Ky. Survivors other than his mother include, his wife, Brenda Bagby Graham, two sons, Scott Kendall Graham and his wife, Carolyn, Raleigh, NC., and Eric Joseph Graham, Atlanta, Ga., a brother and sister-in-law, Joe H. and Sylvia Graham, Gainesville, Va., Niece, Mary Atkins, Denver, Co., and a nephew, Luke Graham, Denver, Co. Since his death he has became a grandfather to Dillan Nicole Graham, daughter of Eric Graham and Nikki. Preceded in death by his father, Joe W. Graham. Pallbearers: Buddy Sivills, Luke Graham, Mike Walker,David Banister, Kenneth Oakley and C. Ray Hall.


SARAH JANE LAWRENCE GOLLADAY
JUL 17, 1940-MAR 26, 2006

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Funeral services for Jane Lawrence Golladay, 65, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Cadiz, will be conducted on Friday, March 31, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Dr. Mike Willmouth will officiate at the services. Burial will follow in the Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Golladay died on Sunday, March 26, 2006, at 6:30 p.m., at her residence following a long illness. Mrs. Golladay was born on July 17, 1940, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Dennis Bernard and Rebecca Ann Mitchell Lawrence. Mrs. Golladay was a retired Secretary from the Christian County Road Department; and was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Lawrence, and a son in infancy. Survivors include her husband of 49-1/2 years, Bly Golladay, Jr., of Hopkinsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence Bly "Buba" and Jackie Golladay of Cape Coral, Fla., and Bruce Wayne and Lisa Golladay of Hopkinsville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Jimmy Moore and Mindy and Doug Hargrove all of Cadiz, and Windy and Brent Ezell of Hopkinsville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Cissy Lawrence, and Bill and Jeanie Lawrence, all of Cadiz; a sister-in-law, Glenda Lawrence of Cadiz; two step-brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Carolyn Brown of Hopkinsville, and Betty and Kenny Rogers of Gracey; seven grandchildren, J.B. Moore, Carly Brissette, Brittany Aeschliman, Lindsey Ezell, Tyler Ezell, Kara Golladay, and Evan Golladay. Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Mitchell, Ira Burgess, Jerry Wayne Lawrence, Stewart Dickerson, Jason Lawrence, and Larry Norfleet. Lita Hannes, vocalist, will provide the music. Memorials contributions may be made to the Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240; or Mrs. Fitts Relay for Life Team, P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, KY 42211; or KY New Era Relay For Life Team, P.O. Box 729, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

GENEVA ROSE GROSS
MAR 28, 1932-MAR 25, 2006

ATHENS, MI -- Geneva Rose Gross passed away Saturday, March 25, 2006. Geneva was born on March 28, 1932 in Stewart County, Tennessee to William and Thelma Rose. Geneva had an active life as a wife, mother, grandmother and businesswoman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; and her son, Barry. Geneva is survived by two sons, Gehry (Suzanne) Gross of Schoolcraft, MI, and Darryl (Teresa) Gross of Sherwood, MI; one daughter-in-law, Gayle Gross of Battle Creek; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Jensen of Mt. Clemens, MI; and one brother, Jesse Rose of Grosse Pointe, MI. Friends may call at the Spencer Family Funeral Home in Athens, where the family will be present from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 o'clock Thursday, March 30th at Edwards Corners Bible Church, 10978 Flowerfield Road, Marcellus, MI. Interment 11:00 a.m. central standard time, Saturday, April 1st, Elm Grove Cemetery in Murray, Kentucky. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral home 310 S. Capital Ave., Athens.

JAMES FRANKLIN HARGROVE
JUN 6, 1943-MAR 21, 2006

MURRAY, KY-- A memorial service for Jimmy Hargrove will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Imes-Miller Funeral Home. Kenneth C. Imes will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions toward final expenses, c/o Imes-Miller Funeral Home, 311 N. Fourth St., Murray, Ky., 42071. Mr. Hargrove, 62, Murray, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at 7:14 a.m. at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator. Preceding him in death were one sister, Shirley Smith, and three brothers, Eddie, Donnie and Mark Hargrove. Born June 6, 1943, he was the son of the late Walter Hargrove and Thelma Colson Hargrove. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Sherri Ferguson and husband, Buddy, and Ms. Jessica R. Hargrove, all of Murray, and Mrs. Stephanie Craig and husband, James, Buchanan, Tenn.; two sons, James F. Hargrove Jr. and wife, Angela, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jason N. Hargrove, Almo; one sister, Mrs. Tammy Myers, Buchanan, Tenn.; two brothers, Phillip Hargrove, Almo, and Craig Hargrove and wife, Regina, Murray; six grandchildren.


MARY LOU BARNETTE PRESSLER
MAY 16, 1909-MAR 16, 2006

CLARKSVILLE, TN--Funeral services for Mary Lou Barnette Pressler, 96, of Clarksville, Tenn ., formerly of Trigg County, Kentucky were conducted on Saturday, March 18, 2006, at 3 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home in Clarksville.   Rev. Will Campbell officiated at the services. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.  Mrs. Pressler died on Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville.   Mrs. Pressler was born on May 16, 1909, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Crenshaw and Lillie Lancaster Barnette.   Mrs. Pressler was a long-time member of Trenton United Methodist Church in Ky., and in recent years had attended Hilldale United Methodist Church; and was a long-time member of Trenton Book Club and Trenton Garden Club.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. (Toad) Pressler; and a brother, Wilford Barnette.   Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, including Sandra Barnette Watson and Barbara Barnette Wilbur, both of Clarksville.   Serving as pallbearers were Clark Wilbur, Scott Celusta, Bill Persinger, David Watson, Greg Braselton, Steve Wright, Charles Sadler, and John Sadler.   Memorial contributions may be made to Trenton United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 162, Trenton, KY 42286, or Clarksville Montgomery County Library, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040.

JEFFREY LEE BRIDGES
AUG 3, 1964-MAR 16, 2006

BERRYVILLE, VA -- Jeffrey Lee Bridges, age 41 of Berryville, Virginia formerly of Manassas, Virginia died Thursday, March 16, 2006. Jeffrey was a 1982 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Manassas and a U.S. Army veteran. He was formerly employed with Information Technology Industry including Oracle Corporation. Survivors include one son, J.D. Bridges of Leesburg, Virginia; his father, Jerry G. Bridges and wife Sally of Vienna, Virginia; his mother, Judith Bridges and husband Michael Salkco of Manassas, Virginia; one brother, Jon Bridges and wife Kim of Richmond; one niece, Ann McClain Bridges of Richmond, Virginia; one nephew, Tanner Bridges of Richmond, Virginia and his former wife, Holly Bridges of Leesburg, Virginia. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Marie Royster, Dorothy Powell, Mary Cheaney, Carol Qualls, Earl W. Bridges, Jr., William C. Bridges and Ralph L. Bridges. All the aunts and uncles live in Henderson and Henderson County, Kentucky. Funeral services were held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 21, 2006. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The J.D. Bridges Trust Fund, c/o Wachovia Bank, 8441 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20110 in memory of Jeffery Lee Bridges. Condolences may be sent to www.pricefh.com.

ROBERT E. (BOBBY) FRANCIS
JUN 30, 1935-MAR 15, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Robert E. (Bobby) Francis, 70, of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, March 17, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Minister Garry W. Thomas and Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. Mr. Francis died on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 12:30 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Francis was born on June 30, 1935, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Clarence Averitt and Berta Thomas Francis. Mr. Francis was an Attorney; Partner of Francis & Fentress Law Office in Cadiz, Paducah, and Henderson. He was the former County Attorney, serving from 1973-1981; was a U.S. Army veteran; member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge #121, 32nd degree Mason; Rizpah Shrine Temple, Trigg County Shriner's Club, member of the Jesters with the Rizpah Temple; and was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernadine Powell Francis; and a sister, Donna Francis Moore. Survivors include his wife, Loralene Barber Francis of Cadiz; three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Becky Francis of Cadiz, C.A. Francis, II, of Nashville, Tenn., and Wesley and Arlenn Francis of Laporte, Ind.; three brothers, Clarence L. Francis of Nashville, Tenn., Bill Francis of Cadiz, and Carl Ray Francis of Henderson; sister, Betty Francis Nicholson of Hermitage, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Austin Francis, Macie Francis, Megan "Tavi" Francis, Kelly Hendricks, and Michelle Wease; and six great-grandchildren. Teresa Simpson, vocalist and pianist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Ed Caldwell, Ronnie Arant, Rodney Heaton, David Hite, Gene Powell, and Merrick Francis. Honorary pallbearers were Stephen Dunn, Dennis Fentress, Dr. James Brazil, Dr. Eduardo Pavon, Dennis Thomas, and Rodney Olson. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Dee Eggers, 203 Choctaw Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.

MYRTLE ELLA WILSON SWANNER
OCT 16, 1905-MAR 10, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Myrtle Ella Wilson Swanner, 100, of Cadiz, formerly of Columbia, Tennessee, were conducted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at 11 a.m., at King�s Funeral Home. Dr. Tom Martin officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Swanner died on Friday, March 10, 2006, at 8:30 a.m., at Hidden Acres Health Care in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, of natural causes. Mrs. Swanner was born on October 16, 1905, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Winston and Ella Mae Thomas Wilson. Mrs. Swanner was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ in Columbia, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Glenn Sellers in 1955, and second husband, Leon Thomas Swanner in 1985; three brothers, Roger Clark Wilson, Clifton Earl Wilson, and Clyde Thomas Wilson; and a sister, Mary Lavenia Wilson. Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Clarissa King, pianist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Harold Wilson, Ned Davis, Bill Clark Thomas, Chappell Wilson, Seldon Earl Thomas, and Milton Clyde Wilson.

RITCHIE SMITH BRIDGES
SEP 11, 1920-MAR 9, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Ritchie Smith Bridges, 85, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz, with Military Honors provided by the American Legion. Mr. Bridges died on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at 6 a.m., at Western Kentucky Veteran�s Center in Hanson of natural causes. Mr. Bridges was born on September 11, 1920, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a charter member of Maple Grove Baptist Church; member of Cadiz Masonic Lodge #121; veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII, including the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Service Medal, the EAME Campaign Medal w/4 Bronze Stars, and the WWII Victory Medal; was a retired Stationary Engineer from St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, Ill.; retired from KY State Penitentiary in Eddyville; carpenter; and former owner of Ritchie�s Odds & Ends in Cadiz. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a grandson, John Evan Venturella; a great-grandchild; and his mother and father-in-law, Marvin Delbert and Elva Mae McCoy Dixon. Survivors include his wife of 59+ years, Willie Mae Dixon Bridges; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richie Dale Bridges of Cadiz, Ronnie and Debra Bridges of Roaring Springs, and Bruce and Debra Bridges of Merrillville, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and John Venturella of Schererville, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Music was provided by some of Ritchie�s favorite gospel music tapes. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Dixon, Maj. Mitchell Dixon, Andy Anderson, Tim Lacheta, Larry Steck, and A.J. Anderson. Honorary pallbearers were John Venturella, Collin Bridges, Cody Bridges, Lacy Clayton Dixon, Donald Dixon, Cori Bridges, Marian Bridges, Sonja Keller, Sarah Cohe, Wendy Cummins, and Stacy Jones.

JOHN ED PRITCHARD
APR 26, 1943-FEB 26, 2006

MAYFIELD, KY -- A memorial service for John Ed Pritchard, 63, of Dallas, formerly of Mayfield, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Byrn Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Steele officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Pritchard died Sunday, February 26, 2006 at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are one son, John C. Pritchard of Murray; four daughters, Kelly Mott of Murray, Leslie Campbell and Sarah McCance, both of Texas, and Julie Pritchard of Ohio; two sisters, Sherry Price of Benton and Mildred Ann Watts of Mayfield; one stepsister, Joyce Faye Rudolph of Boaz; two stepbrothers, James Wayne Wade and Steve Wade, both of Boaz; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson and one brother. His parents were Walter Pritchard and Nell Wade. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, c/o Denise Seay, 246 Highland Club Estates, Mayfield, KY 42066.

GERALD LYNN SUMNER
MAY 8, 1964-FEB 25, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Gerald "Jerry" Sumner, 41, of Cadiz, were conducted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Wayne Glass officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Bristo Lancaster Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Sumner died on Saturday, February 25, 2006, at 3:40 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Sumner was born on May 8, 1964, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Lacy Davenport and Marceline Moore Sumner. Mr. Sumner was employed by Trane Co. in Clarksville, Tenn.; and was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Sumner. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Allen Sumner and Betty Perry, both from Trigg County; aunt and uncle, Carl and Sandra Pool; niece, Amanda Sumner; nephew and wife, Ricky and Leanna Perry; great niece, Shyanne Perry; two step-daughters, Krystal Brewington and Kayla Kirkman, both of Oak Grove; and step grandson, Gabriel Brewington. Ray Wyatt, vocalist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Mark Pool, Michael Pool, Ricky Perry, Steven Ezell, Mike Sieg, Stuart Harrell, Carl Ray Sumner, and Darrell Sumner. Memorial contributions may be made to Cadiz Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211.

ELIZABETH SHOLAR HAMBY
MAY 30, 1924-FEB 23, 2006

HOPKINSVILLE, KY --Services for Elizabeth Sholar Hamby, 81, of Hopkinsville will be at 2 p.m., February 26, 2006 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with Dr. Phil Hill officiating. Burial will be in Hamby Cemetery in Christian County. Ms. Hamby died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. A native of Cerulean, she was a retired dental assistant. Surviving are a son, Tommy Hamby of Hopkinsville; a daughter, Jo Bray of Paducah; two brothers, Thomas Sholar and Booby Sholar, both of Princeton; a sister, Margaret Iseman of Sumter, S.C.; and three grandchildren. Her parents were I.T. Sholar and Laura Wheeler Sholar. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Christian County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1233, Hopkinsville, KY 42241. 


JASPER GARNETT THOMAS
OCT 8, 1917-FEB 22, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Jasper Thomas, 88, of Cadiz, were conducted on Saturday, February 25, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Revs. O.D. Boyd and Lester Watson officiated at the services. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Thomas died on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 7:40 a.m., at his residence following a battle with cancer. Mr. Thomas was born on October 8, 1917, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Alfred Claude and Mamie Jane Stallons Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a retired co-owner of East Cadiz Garage and the Founder of the Kentucky Gospel Singers; and was a member of East Cadiz Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Adalene Wallace Thomas; three brothers, Harman L. Thomas, Herschel Thomas, and Zealous Thomas; and four sisters, Katherine Hendricks, Nora Gresham, Dellis Stephens, and S.E. Thomas. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Minister Garry W. and Junia Thomas of Cadiz; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy J. and Phillip Houchens of Hopkinsville; Caregiver, Linda Williams of Cadiz; four grandchildren, Marc Thomas, Jamey Thomas, Bryan Moore, and Wil Houchens; four great-grandchildren, Autum Thomas, Tanner Thomas, Tayler Thomas, Logan Moore; and brother-in-law, James Hendricks. The Kentucky Gospel Singers honored Mr. Jasper by providing the music for the service. Serving as pallbearers were James Hendricks, Josh Howard Thomas, Danny Boyd, Hershel Shelton, Dale Taylor, and Dale Lisembee. Memorial contributions may be made to His Praise Quartet, c/o Marc Thomas, 2850 Happy Hollow Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

BOBBY LEE KINSEY
JUN 1, 1939-FEB 20, 2006

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Bobby Lee Kinsey, 66, of Mayfield will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Byrn Funeral Home with the Rev. Spencer Pate officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery. Mr. Kinsey died at 9:35 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2006 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. He retired from Continental General Tire and was employed by Murray State University. Mr. Kinsey was a member of Sedalia Baptist Church and the Sedalia Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, Jane Kinsey; two daughters, Martha Lee Kinsey of Mayfield and Shannon Quinn of Lake Isabella, Mich.; two stepsons, Larry Thornton and Mike Thornton, both of West Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, Billy Kinsey and John Kinsey, both of Sedalia; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother. His parents were R.L. and Ruby Grant Kinsey.

BUSTER JAMES THOMAS
OCT 5, 1935-FEB 5, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Buster James Thomas, 70, of Cadiz, Kentucky will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, 2006 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Irvin Darnall and Ronnie Hooks officiating. Burial will be in Bridges Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Thomas died at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2006 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was a retired instructor at the University of Southeast Illinois in Olney and a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Bobby G. Thomas of Cadiz and Michael L. Thomas of Hopkinsville, and a sister, Nina Alderson of Cadiz. He was preceded in death by a brother. His parents were Preston H. Thomas and Mary Pauline Bridges Thomas. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Maple Grove Baptist Church, c/o Joe Darnall, 3054 New Hope Rd., Cadiz, KY 42211.

NELL THOMAS MIZE
AUG 3, 1917-FEB 3, 2006

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Nell Thomas Mize, 89, a resident of South Virginia Street, died at 8 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2006, in Hopkinsville following a long illness. Graveside services were at noon February 6, 2006 at East End Cemetery, Cadiz, with the Rev. Robert D. Lawrence officiating. Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, was in charge of arrangements. A native of Trigg County, she was the daughter of the late Alvie Harrison and Modie Dixon Thomas. She had worked for many years as the assistant manager at the old Sears store in Hopkinsville. She was a member of the Thomas-Bridges Association in Trigg County, was a member of several bridge clubs and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Faye Mize Dorris, Hopkinsville, Donna Mize Rogers, Houston, Texas; a sister, Faitha Guier, Union City, Tenn., three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the educational scholarship fund at the First United Methodist Church, Hopkinsville.

BILLIE KENNETH RAINS
MAY 13, 1929-JAN 29, 2006

MARSHALL, AR--Billie Kenneth Rains, 76, of Leslie passed away Sunday, January 29, 2006 at Baptist Health in Little Rock. Billie was born May 13, 1929 in Heber Springs, a son of Bill and Emma Harris Rains. He was a lifelong member of Searcy County and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joe Rains. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Johnnie Ford Rains; two sons, Kenneth and wife Patricia, and Keith and wife Carla all of Conway, Arkansas; one daughter Kathryn Blair and husband Russell of Witts Springs, Arkansas; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at the Roller –Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall,Arkansas. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Nubbin Hill Cemetery in Leslie, Arkansas. Pallbearers are James Rains, Craig Blair, Josh Rains, Nathan Williams, Tim Smiley and Clifton Boyd.

SEAN MICHAEL THOMAS
MAR 12, 1989-JAN 28, 2006

MURRAY, ky -- Services for Sean Michael Thomas, 16, of Puryear, Tenn., were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Garry Vacca officiating. Burial will be in Murray City Cemetery. Mr. Thomas died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2006 in a collision on U.S. Highway 641 S. in Hazel, Kentucky. A native of Raleigh, N.C., he was a student at Murray High School and a member of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Puryear. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Georgie and Pete Peterson of Puryear; his father and stepmother, Ken and Diane Thomas of Summerville, S.C.; a brother, Jeff Thomas of Summerville; his grandparents, Bill and Hazel Furgerson and Dale and Geraldine Cunningham, all of Murray; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ed Thomas.

CLIFTON EARL BRIDGES
JUN 6, 1910-JAN 23, 2006

MURRAY, KY -- Funeral services for Clifton Earl Bridges, 95, of Cadiz, Kentucky, were conducted on Thursday, January 26, 2006, at 1 p.m., at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray, Kentucky. Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Bridges died on Monday, January 23, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Bridges was born on June 6, 1910, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Drew Manley and Lena Guier Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a self-employed carpenter; was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII; and was a member of the Donaldson Creek Baptist Church in Trigg County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Lancaster Bridges; son, Clayton Earl Bridges; three sisters, Lola Gray, Robbie Cunningham, and Elizabeth Thomas; and four brothers, Gordon Bridges, John Bridges, Clovis Bridges, and Mosco Bridges. Survivors include a granddaughter and husband, Teresa and Keith Wicker of Almo; a grandson and wife, Kenny and Davida Bridges of Murray; and five great-grandchildren, Denisha Bridges, Jordyn Bridges, and Shania Bridges, all of Murray, and Whitney Wicker, and Shauna Wicker, both of Almo. J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray was in charge of all the arrangements.

INEZ LORENE LANCASTER BRIDGES
DEC 12, 1912-JAN 10, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Inez Lorene Bridges, 91, of Cadiz, Kentucky, were conducted on Thursday, January 12, 2006, at 11 a.m., at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray. Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Bridges died on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at 11:19 a.m., at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Bridges was born on December 12, 1914, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Ezekiel and Jennie Wiles Lancaster. Mrs. Bridges was a homemaker, and a member of the Donaldson Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, a son, Clayton Earl Bridges, a sister, Ophia Spurlin, and five brothers, Otis Lancaster, Lloyd Lancaster, Loyce Lancaster, Jessie Lancaster, and Denny Lancaster preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Clifton Earl Bridges of Cadiz; two grandchildren, Teresa Wicker and husband, Keith, of Almo, and Kenny Lynn Bridges and wife, Davida, of Murray; five great grandchildren, Denisha Bridges, Jordyn Bridges, and Shania Bridges, all of Murray, and Whitney Wicker and Shauna Wicker, both of Almo.

LILLIE MAE THOMAS YATES
JAN 19, 1919-JAN 1, 2006

KUTTAWA, KY -- Lillie M. Yates, 86, of Kuttawa, died Sunday, January 1, 2006, at 3:05 p.m. at Crittenden County Hospital in Marion, Kentucky. A homemaker and member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Lyon County, serving as church pianist for over 50 years, she was a daughter of the late A. Ferd and Ethel Boyd Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Eugene Yates Sr., on November 7, 2000; a sister, Lucy Smith; two brothers, George Thomas and Stanley Thomas; and a granddaughter. Survivors include four sons, Thomas H. Yates of Hopkinsville, Eugene Yates Jr. of Kuttawa, Robert L. Yates of Livingston, Tennessee, and James R. Yates of Russell; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Thomas of Fredonia; two sisters, Lela Smith and Geneva Stinnett, both of Kuttawa; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 4, at 1 p.m. at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville. The Rev. Bryan Grigg and the Rev. Bobby Jackson officiated the service for Mrs. Yates. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery.

 
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