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BOYCE TAYLOR BRABOY
APR 23, 1912-DEC 24, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Boyce T. Braboy, 94, of Cadiz, Kentucky, were conducted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Dr. Mike Jones officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Braboy died on Sunday, December 24, 2006, at 12:15 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Braboy was born on April 23, 1912, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Richard T. �Dick� and Lora B. Boyd Braboy. Mr. Braboy was a retired Farmer, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon; and was a Ky. Colonel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Martha Terrell Braboy; four brothers, McCoy Braboy, Shirley Braboy, Lacy Braboy, and John Braboy; four sisters, Lillie Maye Guier, Tressie Lancaster, Ruby Roberts, and Julia Lancaster; and a great-grandchild, Erin Taylor Brown. Survivors include his wife, Polly Mason Braboy of Cadiz; three daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and John Marshall Gray of Cadiz, Bernice and Jesse Reide Brown of Glasgow, and Janice and Joe Powell of Elkton; three step-daughters and sons-in-law, Nicole and Tony Saturley of Chattanooga, Tenn., Linda and Charles Jenkins of Hopkinsville, and Cindy and Jerry Sholar of Cadiz; nine grandchildren, Marcia Gray Rutland of Enterprise, Ala., Lydia Gray Bosse of Madison, Ala., James Ronald Gray of Murray, Keith Brown of Cave City, Kim Brown Overstreet of Lexington, Bobby Holloman of Burlington, Craig Holloman of Trenton, Ginger Holloman Waldron of Hopkinsville, and Lindsey Powell Gibson of Elkton; six step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Gray, Keith Brown, Bobby Holloman, Craig Holloman, Scott Bosse, Steve Rutland, Mark Overstreet, Ricky Walden, and John Gibson. Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Thomas, Tom Vinson, Kenneth Oakley, Joe Oakley, Dennis Adams, Hugh Roberts, Jr., Ned Davis, Tiny Guier, Mack Cunningham, Robbie Flood, Clay Sholar, and Scotty Sholar. Jan Oakley, pianist, provided the music. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Relay For Life Team or Church Building Fund, 45 Floyd Sumner Rd., Cadiz, KY 42211.

FATHA THOMAS GUIER
DEC 18, 1918-DEC 10, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Fatha Thomas Guier, 87, of Union City, Tennessee, formerly of Trigg County, were conducted on Wednesday, December 13, 2006, at 1 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Rev. Shoney Oliver officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. Mrs. Guier died on Sunday, December 10, 2006, at 6:35 a.m., at the Union City Manor in Union City, Tennessee, of natural causes. Mrs. Guier was born on December 18, 1918, in Trigg County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Alvie Harrison and Modie P. Dixon Thomas. Mrs. Guier was retired from Flynn Manufacturing with 30 years of service, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Guier; two brothers, Ira Thomas and Andrew Harrison Thomas; a sister, Nella Mae Mize; and a great-grandchild, Gabriel Cabrera. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie and Rita Guier of Hopkinsville; two daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Steve Connell of Union City, Tenn., and Kaye Schulmerich and Bill Brynjolfsson of Springville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Carla Ball, Jeffrey Schulmerich, Russell Guier, Kimberly Cabrera, Jodie Hale, Carla Schmitt, Keith Connell, and Kurtis Connell; eight great-grandchildren, Casey Schulmerich, Lynda Marie Schulmerich, Morgan Ball, Elana Hale, Hunter Kathrin Hale, Sean Cabrera, Cameron Cabrera, and Haydon Schmitt. Shari Littlejohn, vocalist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Jeff Schulmerich, Russell Guier, Morgan Ball, Keith Connell, Kurtis Connell, and Robert Cabrera.

MILDRED RUTH LANCASTER CANNON
JAN 7, 1927-DEC 2, 2006

ONEONTA, AL -- Mildred Ruth Lancaster Cannon, 79, Oneonta, Alabama, died Saturday, December 2, 2006, in Oneonta, of natural causes. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Carl and Nancy Witt Mitchell Lancaster. Her husband, T. D. Cannon, survives. Graveside services were Monday, December 4, 2006 with Dan Sims officiating. Burial was in Blount Memory Gardens. Lemley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA BRIDGES MCBRIDE
APR 26, 1920-NOV 30, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Barbara Bridges McBride, 86, of Orleans, Indiana, formerly of Trigg County, were conducted on Monday, December 4, 2006, at 10 a.m., at Maple Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Irvin Darnall and Janie Sumner Wall officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Drury-Bridges Cemetery. Mrs. McBride died on Thursday, November 30, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital in Paoli, Indiana, of natural causes. Mrs. McBride was born on April 26, 1920, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Ira Clifton and Flo Templeton Bridges. Mrs. McBride was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene McBride; and two brothers, M.D. Bridges and Ira Bridges, Sr. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Lois Bridges McBride Haywood of New Albany, Indiana, Leah Hildred McBride and Joseph Ralph Morgan of Mitchell, Indiana; sister, Frieda Bridges Sumner of Cadiz; two grandchildren, Leah Morgan and Terry Joseph Padgett of Loogootee, Indiana, and Joseph Bradley Morgan of Louisville; step great-grandchildren, Collin J. Padgett and Logan W. Padgett; sister-in-law, Lora D. Cunningham Bridges of Paducah; nieces, Linda Bridges Parish, Janie Sumner-Wall, and Flora Lee Bridges Smith; nephews, Walter Earl Bridges, Jerry Dale Bridges, Lanny M. Bridges, Rodger A. Bridges, E. Lewis Sumner, and E. Christopher Sumner. Serving as pallbearers were J. Brady Morgan, Rodger A. Bridges, E. Lewis Sumner, Benjamin M. Harper, David B. Cunningham, and Thomas D. Harper. Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Morgan, Terry Padgett, Walter E. Bridges, Jerry D. Bridges, Lanny M. Bridges, Bill G. Bridges, Bob S. Bridges, Robert L. Wall, James A. Cunningham, and E. Christopher Sumner. Gillis A. Bridges, pianist, provided the music.

CLARA SCOTT BRIDGES
JUL 2, 1941-NOV 19, 2006

PADUCAH, KY -- Services for Clara Scott Bridges, 65, of Paducah will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at the Lone Oak chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Folsomdale. Mrs. Bridges died at 11:27 a.m. Sunday, November 19, 2006, at Lourdes hospital. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she was a homemaker, retired, and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Cordie Hugh Bridges Jr.; one son, Billy Ray Bridges of Paducah; five grandchildren, Robin Ross, Christy Robertson, William Bridges, Jennifer Campbell and Courtney Cunningham; two great-grandchildren, Destiny Ross and Allie Robertson; one sister, Betty Womack of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Cordie Hugh Bridges III; three brothers, Francis Scott, Charles Edward Scott and Cleo Scott; and one sister, Mable Bristow. Her parents were Charles and Clara Audrey Scott.

DONNAJEAN WALTON DUNN
JUL 2, 1951-NOV 18, 2006

IONIA, MO--Donnajean I. Dunn, 55, of Ionia died Nov. 18, 2006 at St. Marys Hospital in Grand Rapids.    She was born July 2, 1951 to Donald and Inez (Porter) Walton in Detroit. She retired as a utility worker in 2006. She was employed at Meijers in Ionia, where she had lived for 21 years, having previously resided in Beaverton.    She was married Aug. 14, 1971 in Beaverton to Charles Dunn, Sr.    Donnajean is survived by her husband, Charles Dunn, Sr.; a daughter, Teresa Dunn of Ionia; two sons, Charles Dunn, Jr. of Rockport, Texas, and Michael James (Laurie) Dunn of San Diego, California; grandchildren, Mariah, Cameron and Malaki; a brother, Donald (Peggy) Walton, Jr. of Gladwin; and four sisters, Dorothy (Carl) Wheeler, Sr. of Midland, Diane Wilford of Clare, Marie (Ron) Collins of Beaverton, and Debra (Randy) Lathrop of Arizona. She was predeceased by her father, Donald Walton.   Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home in Beaverton with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial was at Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions can be made to the donors favorite charity.


JAMES FRANCIS POTTER
MAY 20, 1929-NOV 14, 2006

LOUISVILLE, KY -- James F. Potter, 77, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born in East Chicago, IL. He retired from the old K & I Railroad where he was a engineer for 40 years. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Plumb Masonic Lodge #862, Millcreek V.F.W. Post #5421, and American Legion of Kentucky Dixie Post #220. He is survived by his wife, Betty Sumner; daughter, Sandra Wright (Gene); sons, Bryan Potter (Joan) and Terry Potter; stepdaughters, Jeri Belanger and Joy Hutchens (Michael); nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Potter's funeral service was at noon on Friday, November 17, 2006 at the Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

ZALLAH TINSLEY BELL
FEB 27, 1910-NOV 10, 2006

LIBOURN, MO-- Zallah Bell, 96, died Nov. 10, 2006, at Beverly Nursing Center in New Madrid.  Born Feb. 27, 1910, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Gustavus and Amanda Jewel Ewing Tinsley, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a registered nurse and employed at Missouri Baptist in St. Louis and McLaren Hospital in Flint, Mich., before retiring.  On Oct. 23, 1937, she married John Howard Bell who preceded her in death in January 1989.  Survivors include: one son, John Bell of Grand Blanc, Mich.; one brother, Joseph Tinsley of Kansas City; one sister, Mary Rouland of Granite City, Ill.; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn. The Rev. Bill Reid, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn. Pallbearers will be: Jim Dambach, Neal Ross, Dick Twitty, Jerry Webb, Arnold Simpson, Corky Crouthers, Wayne Grenier, Thomas Frechette and Bradley Ojeda.

JAMES BERNARD THOMAS
AUG 27, 1923-OCT 28, 2006

PHOENIX, AZ -- James Bernard Thomas, 83, motion picture and television actor and a Trigg County native, died October 28, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ. Son of the late James C. �Pat� and Bessie Satterfield Thomas, formerly of Hopkinsville, KY, he was born August 27, 1923 in the now demolished ancestral home built in 1847, on the Donaldson Creek Road in Trigg County by his great grandfather James Thomas, Jr. He grew up in Akron, OH. In pursuit of an acting career, he went to California, joined the Screen Actor�s Guild and chose Jay Bernard as his professional name. During his years in Holly-wood, he had roles in over 70 films and numerous TV shows. Bad health caught up with him in recent years and he had to limit many of his acting assignments. A family source said it was his wish that he be cremated and his ashes scattered over the Arizona desert near Phoenix. Surviving are three sons, Seth Thomas of Salt Lake City, UT, and Sean Thomas of Los Angeles, CA by his second wife and Terry Thomas, his oldest son by a previous marriage. Also surviving is a nephew, Dr. James Thomas of Flagstaff, AZ and first cousins, Ruth Meador and Herschel Thomas of Cadiz, Olen Ray Thomas of Mayfield, Thelma Thomas King of Blacksburg, VA, Lottie Mae Thomas Mayche of Franklin, TN, Fred Thomas of Milton, FL, Carleen Kocurek Thomas of San Diego, CA and Edison Thomas of Fort Wayne, IN. Deceased in addition to his parents, are a brother, Harold Thomas, two sisters, Joan (Mrs. Paul) Pullam, Frances (Mrs. Douglas) Mitchell and cousins Eunice Thomas Sumner and Guy Thomas.

JANE SUMNER LOWERY
SEP 26, 1915-OCT 19, 2006

BENTON, KY -- Jane Lowery, 91, of Benton, Kentucky died at 5:05 a.m. Thursday, October 19, 2006 at Calvert City Convalescent Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Gilbertsville Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Jean Lowery Sanders of Calvert City; one son, L.M. Lowery of Benton; two brothers, W.O. Sumner and Billy Earl Sumner, both of Cadiz; one sister, Marie Parker of Cadiz; one grandson, Doug Sanders of Gilbertsville; and two great-grandsons, Taylor Sanders and Levi Sanders, both of Gilbertsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonel �Jack� Mason Lowery; one daughter, Genella Lowery; and one sister. Her parents were Eulis Sumner and Cordie Futrell Sumner. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Collier Funeral Home of Benton with the Rev. Norman Cotton officiating. Burial was in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Calvert City Convalescent Center, 1201 Fifth Ave. SE, Calvert City, KY 42029; or to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

DOROTHY THOMAS BEORN
NOV 23, 1922-OCT 16, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Dot Beorn, 83, of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, October 20, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the Cadiz Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin Roberts officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Beorn died on Monday, October 16, 2006, at 6:35 p.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Beorn was born on November 23, 1922, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Marquess Thomas and Emma Turner Thomas Beck. Mrs. Beorn was an LPN; a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church; Greeter for the Cadiz Baptist Church; member of the Homemakers Club; and former owner and operator of the Tally-Ho Shoppe in Cadiz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Beorn, on June 11, 2006; and a sister, Christie Newberry. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, George Randy and Louise Beorn of Akron, Ohio, and Rusty Cheyenne Beorn of Cadiz; daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Sam Greco of Phoenix, Ariz.; half sister, Ruby Nelson of Princeton; niece and nephew-in-law, Delores and Joe Elledge of Akron, Ohio; five grandchildren, Kelly Greco and Chris Greco of Phoenix, Ariz., Randy Michael Beorn and Jacob Beorn of Akron, Ohio, and Tina Marie and husband Nick Powell of Virginia Beach, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Alex Hynes and Emily Greco of Phoenix, Ariz., Hannah Beorn of Akron, Ohio, Jamie Cheyanne Powell and Ashley Jordan Powell, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a special friend, Ed Drew of Cadiz. Sue Rich, organist, and Bob Higbee, soloist provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Ed Drew, Bill Lisch, Jimmy Futrell, Seldon Earl Thomas, Philip Miracle, and Jerry Ray Tyler. King�s Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements.

JOHN WAYNE PATTERSON
JUN 4, 1944-OCT 5, 2006

NASHVILLE, TN -- John Wayne Patterson, age 62 of Nashville, passed away October 5, 2006. Survived by wife, Mary Ellen Patterson; son, John W. Patterson, Jr. (Janice); daughters, Melissa Patterson Mills (Ed), Susan Tucker (Kendall); step-sons, Scott Jackson, Eric Jackson (Jodi); 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers, A. C. Patterson (Wali), Mike Patterson (Lynn). Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2006, in Dignity Hall at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, with Bro. Johnny Hall officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers: A. C. Patterson, Mike Patterson, Scott Jackson, Eric Jackson, Leonard Walker, Danny Jones, Ali Patterson, Phil Patterson. Honorary Pallbearers: Ralph Gray, Kendall Tucker, Edward Mills Terry Lyon. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

JAMES PARKER HARDISON
MAR 3, 1917-OCT 4, 2006

MAYFIELD, KY-- James Parker Hardison, 89, Mayfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at 3:45 p.m. at Britthaven Nursing Home, Benton. Retired from GAF Corp., Calvert City, he was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a school bus contractor with Graves County Schools until consolidation and a member, deacon and music director of Bethany Baptist Church of Farmington. He also had led music in several area Baptist churches in Marshall and Graves counties and was the last surviving member of the original Gospel Light Quartet. His wife, Charlene Shumaker Hardison, and his parents, Parvin P. and Hattie Lou Lockhart Hardison, all preceded him death. Survivors include three sons, Ronald P. Hardison and wife, Jerretta, and Mark T. Hardison and wife, Karin, all of Mayfield, and David E. Hardison and wife, Susan, Benton; two brothers, William Hardison, Mayfield, and Charles Hardison, Folsomdale; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Byrn Funeral Home, Mayfield. Rev. Cloys Bruce and Rev. Robert Herring will officiate. Burial will follow in Mayfield Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Friday). Expressions of sympathy may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 1829 Dove Road, Mayfield, KY 42066.

NELLIE OLIVA GEORGE GILKISON
MAY 15, 1917-SEP 30, 2006

DELPHI, IN-- Nellie O. Gilkison, 89, Delphi, died at 9:07 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Twin Lakes Village, Monticello. She was born on May 15, 1917, to James C. and Zeallot (Medcalf) Willis in Dale. She married Edgar L. George on Oct. 31, 1953, in Vincennes. He preceded her in death on April 24, 1970. She married Roland A. Gilkison on June 22, 1970, in Portland, Ore. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1985. Survivors include step-children, Patty Bowman, Bicknell, Charlotte Roberts, Portland, Ore., Edgar R. (Shirley) George, Lanesville, Ore., Donald Gilkison, Oregon City, Ore., Barbara J. (Henry) Hall, Rockfield; sister, Clata Brumley, LaMoille, Ill.; brother, Arleigh Willis, Logansport; niece, Barbara (Daryl) Johns, Delphi; several other nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her step-son, James George; sister, Mayme Hedrick; brothers, William Willis and Admir Willis; and an infant brother. Visitation will be from 5-7:30 p.m. today at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. (3 p.m. Dale time) Tuesday at Dale Cemetery, Dale. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll County Cancer Association or Twin Lakes Village Nursing Home.


IRA EWING SHELTON
JUN 3, 1926-SEP 28, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Graveside services for Ira Ewing Shelton, 80, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sunday, October 1, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. Rev. James Cox officiated at the services. Burial followed in the cemetery. Mr. Shelton died on Thursday, September 28, 2006, at 5:40 p.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. Shelton was born on June 13, 1926, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late William Riley "Buck" and Grace Sholar Shelton. Mr. Shelton was retired from the State Penitentiary; was a member of the Baptist Faith; and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William "Doc" Shelton; and five sisters, Esther Stallons, Oni Walker, Mary Lou "Tiny" Bagby, Lucy Adams, and Lorene Colson. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Futrell Shelton of Cadiz; a son, Don Shelton of Cadiz; a daughter, Sandy Davis of Nashville, Tenn.; and a grandchild, Brittany Davis. Rev. James Cox, vocalist, and Billy Fletcher, vocalist and instrumentalist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Walker, Alex Walker, Larry Shelton, Roy Adams, Jimmy Greer, and Mike Turner. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements. 

DOUGLAS A. WOODARD
MAR 19, 1953-SEP 15, 2006

MCMINNVILLE, OR-- Memorial services for Douglas A. Woodard of McMinnville, Oregon will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 in the chapel of Macy & Son Funeral Directors. The Revs. Jim Peterson and Bard Marshall will officiate. Mr. Woodard died at the Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville on Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, of injuries suffered in an ATV accident. He was 53.  Born in McMinnville on March 19, 1953, he was the son of Leslie Guy and Virginia Ann (Conser) Woodard. He married Jaci Nielsen on July 19, 1980, in McMinnville.  He worked for Copeland Lumber, spent 10 years farming and most recently worked at R&B Rubber.  He enjoyed cars, boats and anything else with a motor in it. He liked to attend car shows.  He also took great pleasure in going camping with his wife.  He was a 31-year McMinnville Elks Lodge member and former lodge officer. He was a past member of the Amity Fire Department.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by three brothers, Ken and Ron of McMinnville and Bill of St. George, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents.  Contributions may be made to the Casey Eye Institute, care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.


DALVIE MAY SHOLAR KEY
SEP 8, 1906-SEP 14, 2006

MAYFIELD, KY -- Dalvie May Key, 100, of Mayfield died at 6:53 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2006 at Mills Manor Healthcare. Mrs. Key was a member of South First Street Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, Bud Key and Carl Key, both of Mayfield, Lex Key of Wingo, and John Key of Lone Oak; four daughters, Edith Viera of Warren, Mich., Earlene Williams and Gloria Pickens, both of Mayfield, and Charlene "Susie" West of Farmington; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaston Key; one brother; and four sisters. Her parents were Calvin Eugene and Dellie Stewart Sholar. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Byrn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.

HENRY RAMSEY MORRIS, SR
SEP 17, 1915-SEP 8, 2006

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Services for retired businessman Henry Ramsey Morris Sr., 90, Airport Road, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2006 at the First Christian Church in Hopkinsville, KY with the Rev. Dr. James Mahoney and the Rev. Ron Buck officiating. Burial was in the Morris Family Cemetery. Mr. Morris died on September 8, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife Lula Mauree Wilkins, who died March 30, 2006.

CATHRYN SUE LAWRENCE COLE
SEP 23, 1940-SEP 4, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Sue Lawrence Cole, 65, of Cadiz, Kentucky will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2006 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Robertson Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Cole died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2006 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Lee Cole and Merrie Ann Peters, both of Cadiz, and Debra Lynn Grame of Hopkinsville; one sister, Ann Taylor of Cadiz; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister. Her parents were Robert Lee Lawrence and Icie Drew Sholar Lawrence.

EDITH LANDIS BRIDGES STRANG
FEB 17, 1920-AUG 16, 2006

DESTIN, FL -- Edith Landis Bridges Strang of Benton House in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, previously of North Springfield, Virginia., died on Aug. 16, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Tudor Strang; her parents; and her sister, Eleanor. She is survived by her daughter, Susan VanderZeyde, and son-in-law, Kenneth VanderZeyde of Destin; her granddaughter, Elizabeth VanderZeyde LaFollette and grandson-in-law, Jamie LaFollette; great-granddaughters, Diana Katherine and Clara Elizabeth LaFollette of Greensboro, N.C.; and her sister, Nettie Rivenbark of DeLand, Fla. A service is planned for next spring at the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery for her and her husband. The family suggests donations to St. Jude�s Children Research Hospital in Memphis or Emerald Coast Hospice in lieu of flowers.

CHARLES FENTON DAWSON, JR
JUN 25, 1960,-AUG 27, 2006

LEXINGTON, KY  -- Fenton Dawson, Jr., 46, of Lexington, Kentucky died Sunday, August 27, 2006. He was one of the 49 passengers who died aboard Comair Flight 5191 which crashed early Friday morning in Lexington, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Lynn Bentley Dawson, Mr. Dawson was born in Christian County, KY and was a 1978 graduate of Trigg County High School and received his MBA from the University of Kentucky. He attended Southland Christian Church and was a volunteer in the Kentucky SIDS Network. Survivors other than his wife include two children, Madeline "Maddie" Dawson, and Charles "Chase" Fenton Dawson, III; his father and stepmother, Charles "Fox" and Sandy Dawson, Roaring Springs, KY; his mother and stepfather, Grace Lane and Dalton Hancock, Cadiz, KY; maternal grandparents, Gaylon and Myra Hargrove, also of Cadiz; a sister, Pam (Deano) Oliver, Roaring Springs; two brothers, Layton (Molly) Dawson, Roaring Springs, and Mont (Kecia) Dawson, Louisville; two stepbrothers, Scott (Sandra) Hancock, and Boyd Hancock, both of Hopkinsville; mother-in-law, Janice Bentley, Lexington; father-in-law, Lewie L. Bentley, Sr., Memphis; three sisters-in-law, Pam (Billy) Adams, Maysville, Cindy Bentley Watkins, Lexington, and Kari (Harlan) Betlesky, Memphis; a brother-in-law, Brandon B. Bentley, also of Memphis; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Lewie "Lee" Bentley; and a niece, Lauren Lee Watkins. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Southland Christian Church Chapel by Rev. Jon Weece. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fenton Dawson Children's Educational Trust, 2233 Mangrove Drive, Lexington, KY 40513.

NOBLE EARL SHOLAR
JUL 18, 1920-AUG 23, 2006

GRACEY, KY -- Noble Earl Sholar, 87, of Gracey died at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. Mr. Sholar retired from the maintenance department at Western State Hospital. He was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121. Surviving are two sons, Dalton Sholar and Wendell Sholar, both of Gracey; one daughter, Mary Agnes Moore of Cadiz; three brothers, Ernest Sholar and Lacy Sholar, both of Gracey, and Harrison Sholar of Cadiz; one sister, Dorothy Broadbent of Cadiz; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Katherine Sowell Sholar; one brother; and one sister. His parents were Henry David Sholar and Maggie Louise Dearing Sholar. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2006 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Don Mock and John Hagan officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery in Trigg County. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Jones Cemetery Fund, c/o Bob Brame, 76 Brame Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

SANDRA SLOAN FISHER
OCT 20, 1947-AUG 20, 2006

MATHERVILLE, IL--Sandra Sloan Fisher was born Oct. 20, 1947 in Davenport, a daughter of William Sam and Alma (Watne) Sloan. She married Richard F. Fisher, Aug. 25, 1965. Sandra worked in the Child Support Recovery Unit for the State of Iowa, Davenport, for over 30 years. She retired due to her illness in February. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Sandy enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Cindy Fisher, Rock Island; daughter, Kelly Fisher, Rock Island; grandchildren, Tyler, Kasey and Jenna Fisher, Rock Island; her mother, Alma Sloan, Matherville; sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Terry Stock, Bennett, IA; brothers and a sister-in-law, John Sloan, Eldridge and Samuel "Chip" and Vicki Sloan, Davenport. She was preceded in death by her father. The Fisher family would like to thank Pathway Hospice and Dr. Costas Constantinou and his staff for their excellent and loving care given to Sandy. Memorials may be made to Pathway Hospice or to First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. August 23, 2006 at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, Illinois. Interment: August 23, 2006 at Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville, Illinois


JEAN MARTIN RICKS
OCT 10, 1923-AUG 9, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Jean Martin Ricks, 82, of Cadiz, were conducted on Saturday, August 12, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Kevin Roberts officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Ricks died on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at 3:25 a.m., at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz of natural causes. Mrs. Ricks was born on October 10, 1923, in Cadiz. She was the daughter of the late Joe E. and Johnnie Thomas Martin. Mrs. Ricks was retired from the Trigg County Board of Education with 41 years of service as a Secretary; and was a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene McDeuitt. Survivors include a cousin, Charles Thomas of Cadiz; and friends, Montie Ray and Anna Redd of Cadiz. Jan Oakley, pianist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Montie Ray Redd, Scott Sivills, Dale Ezell, Hulit Oliver, Dillmon Cunningham, and John Randolph. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadiz Baptist Church, P.O. Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211.

MARY KATHERINE SOWELL SHOLAR
NOV 6, 1920-AUG 6, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Mary Katherine Sholar, 85, of Gracey, were conducted on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Revs. Don Mock and John Hagen officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Jones Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Sholar died on Sunday, August 6, 2006, at 7 a.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes. Mrs. Sholar was born on November 6, 1920, in Stewart County, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late John Tillman and Luvenia Knight Sowell. Mrs. Sholar was retired from Western State Hospital as a seamstress, and was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bud Sowell and Johnny Sowell; and six sisters, Minnie Phillips, Gracie Curtis, Lucille Sowell, Estell Bryant, Leona Morris, Essie Bea Knight, and Elizabeth Knight. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Noble Sholar; two sons and daughter-in-law, Dalton and Brenda Sholar and Wendell Sholar, all of Gracey; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Agnes and Berlin Moore of Cadiz; two sisters, Ida Lancaster of Bumpus Mills, Tenn., and Flossie Jones of Kansas.; six grandchildren, Chris Sholar, Matt Sholar, Wade Sholar, Stan Moore, and Stephanie Boshell; and five great-grandchildren, Carter Sholar, Mary Madeline Sholar, Whitney Boshell, MacKayla Phillips, and Peyton Phillips. Serving as pallbearers were Chris Sholar, Matt Sholar, Wade Sholar, Stan Moore, Stephanie Boshell, and Dale Gibbs. Vicki Bridges, organist, provided the music. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jones Cemetery Fund, c/o Bob Brame, 76 Brame Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

JEWELL LOUISE BELL LOVINS
AUG 4, 1910-JUL 31, 2006

HENDERSONVILLE, TN--Mrs. Jewel Louise Bell Lovins, 95, Hendersonville, Tenn., formerly of Murray and Paducah, Ky., died Monday, July 31, 2006. She and her late husband, John D. Lovins, to whom she had been married for 62 years, were owners of Lovins New and Used Cars in Paducah for many years. After moving to Murray, they owned the Murray Trim and Upholstery business. After Mr. Lovins' death in 1996, she moved to Hendersonville to be near her daughter. Also preceding her in death were one son, Johnny H., Lovins, one sister and six brothers. She was the daughter of the late George and Julia Thomas Bell. Mrs. Lovins was a member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, and a former member of First Baptist Church, Murray, and First Baptist Church, Paducah, where she was active in Sunday school, mission work and various other organizations. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Lovins Bobo and husband, Gerald, Hendersonville; two grandsons, Jerry Bobo, Nashville, Tenn., and John Brian Lovins, Phoenix, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Terri Beaubeaux, Nashville; one great-granddaughter, Cattarina Lovins, Phoenix; one sister, Mrs. Margueritte Bell Gordon and husband, Reg, Louisville, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Maplelawn Park Cemetery, Paducah. Visitation will be at Milner and Orr Funeral Home, Paducah, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

WILLIE DOUGLAS ALDRIDGE
APR 20, 1912-JUL 27, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Willie Douglas Aldridge, 94, of Hopkinsville, were conducted on Sunday, July 30, 2006, at 2 p.m., at King�s Funeral Home in Cadiz. Bro. Doyle Thresher officiated at the services. Burial followed in Stewart Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Aldridge died on Thursday, July 27, 2006, at 8:11 p.m., at Covington�s Convalescent Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes. Mr. Aldridge was born on April 20, 1912, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Gordon and Rosie Thomas Aldridge. Mr. Aldridge was a self-employed carpenter, and was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Duiguid Aldridge; and five brothers, Lacy Aldridge, Robert Aldridge, Hopson Aldridge, Chappell Aldridge, and Hugh Aldridge. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, John and Barbara Aldridge of Clarksville, Tenn.; three sisters and brother-in-law, Della Hite of Hopkinsville, Effie Adams and Mae and Mark Ladd, all of Cadiz; 10 nephews; and seven nieces. Serving as pallbearers were Malcom Ladd, Danny Roberts, Stan Humphries, Jerry Mitchell, Willis Burnam, and Thomas Broadbent. Clarissa King, pianist, provided the music.

THELMA KNIGHT SARGENT
AUG 25, 1924-JUL 18, 2006

DETROIT, MI-- Thelma Knight Sargent, age 81, died July 18, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Vernon. Dearest mother of Keith (Fran), Kathy (Jim) Hayes and Connie (Peter) Hughes. Dear sister of Dr. Douglas Knight, Katherine "Rene" Newsome and Shirley Jean Howard. Loving grandmother of Kris Knight, Kristen Sargent, Kristoffer Sargent, Brittany Hughes, Brett Hughes, Chelsea Carr and Shane Hughes. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. with a funeral service on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Voran Funeral Home (Taylor Chapel), 23750 Goddard Rd. Interment Detroit Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


DORIS HENDRICKS WALTHER
OCT 9, 1926-JUL 14, 2006

ROSS TOWNSHIP, OH -- Funeral services for Doris Marie Hendricks Green Walther, 79, of Ross Township, OH, formerly of Hopkinsville, KY, were conducted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at 10 a.m., at Webb Noonan Funeral Home in Hamilton, OH. Rev. Roy Marquess, Jr., officiated at the services. Burial followed in Rose Hill Burial Park. Mrs. Walther died on Friday, July 14, 2006, at her home of natural causes. Mrs. Walther was born on October 9, 1926, in Hopkinsville. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Hattie Marquess Hendricks. Mrs. Walther was referred to as �a pillar of strength� by family and friends, and was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Green; two daughters, Linda Sue Rupp and Brenda Faye McKinney; a stepdaughter, Marcia Long; and three brothers, John B. Hendricks, Cecil Hendricks, and Billy Hendricks. Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Clayton Walther; daughter, Glenda R. Nickels; stepchildren, Pati Nesbitt, Dottie Baxter, and John Walther; 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Local survivors include aunts, Thelma Moore and Lois Marquess of Cadiz; and a number of cousins in Trigg and Christian counties.

WILLIAM "BUTCH" SUMNER
OCT 15, 1954-JUL 13, 2006

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for William "Butch" Sumner, 51, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sunday, July 16, 2006, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. David Ray Futrell officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. Mr. Sumner died on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 6:05 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mr. Sumner was born on October 15, 1954, in Ft. Campbell. He was the son of Billy Earl and June Dunn Sumner of Cadiz. Mr. Sumner was a member of Living Waters Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons, James Sumner, William Sumner, and David Sumner, all of Cadiz. Serving as pallbearers were Brien Foster, Jeff Kellogg, Barry Brewer, Melvin Brewer, Bob Crossett, and Tim King.

WANDA LEE GOACHER ELROD
JAN 21, 1943-JUL 11, 2006

PADUCAH, KY --Wanda Lee Goacher Elrod, 63, of Paducah died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at her home. Mrs. Elrod was a licensed practical nurse and was formerly employed by Western Baptist Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Buddy Elrod; two sons, Gary Goacher and Larry Lee Griffin Jr., both of Paducah; two daughters, Carol Ann Griffin of Paducah and Leta Faye Griffin of Lexington; three sisters, Letha Ray Thompson of Paducah, Cathy Eisenmenger of Louisville and Mary Summers of Toccoa, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother. Her parents were Elmer Goacher and Mary Elizabeth Sumner Goacher. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2006 at Lindsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

ANN THOMAS CRAVENS
JAN 18, 1925-JUL 2, 2006

DALLAS, TX -- Ann Thomas Cravens, 81, died July 2, 2006, at the Veranda in Dallas, Texas, following an illness. A native of Trigg County, she was born January 18, 1925, the daughter of the late Bluford Earl and Mildred Hawkins Thomas. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas, on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. The body was donated to science. She lived in Virginia many years. Mrs. Cravens, along with her husband, Rev. James T. Cravens, were appointed by the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to serve in Southwestern Pennsylvania, where they were instrumental in establishing numerous Baptist churches. Following retirement, they returned to Virginia to serve the Shenandoah Association until appointed by the Foreign Mission Board as Auxiliary Missionary to Zambia, Africa. After returning to the states, they served as Camp Missionaries at Camp Little Crossroads in Virginia for eight summers. Mrs. Cravens was a Lifetime member of The Thomas-Bridges Association in Trigg County. She served as President of the Mother's Club at Southern Seminary, President of the Virginia Ministers' Wives, President of the Women's Missionary Union of the Pennsylvania-South Jersey Convention and was a Director of United Way in Front Royal, Virginia. She was a graduate of Trigg County with the class of 1941 and continued her education at Andrew Jackson Business College in Nashville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Earl Thomas in 1934. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son and wife, James E. and Linda B. Cravens, Boston, Maryland; a daughter Karen E. Cravens and husband, Ted Campbell of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Gina Cravens Felts and husband, John of Frisco, Texas; seven grandchildren, Justin Thomas Cravens and wife, Rachel, Boston, Maryland; Marisa Earle Cravens, Oakland, California, Jason Felts, Calabasas, California, Casey Felts, Colorado, Logan and Joe Felts, Frisco, Texas, Sheila Campbell, Cincinnati, Ohio, a sister, Elizabeth Thomas Anthony and husband, Allen V. Anthony, Ft. Davis, Texas, and a special friend, Justin Berfield. Memorials may be made to The Thomas-Bridges Association, Scholarship Fund, c/o Gillis Bridges, 433 Edgewood Dr., Cadiz, Ky. 42211 or American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10306.

 
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