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JAN 30, 1910-DEC 23, 2007

HOPKINSVILLE, KY --  Services for Delle Hite, 97, McLean Avenue, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2007 at Lamb Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY with the Revs. Daryl Alhart and James Talley officiating. Burial will be in Robertson Cemetery in Trigg County.  She died Sunday, Decwmber 23, 2007, at South Fulton Medical Center, East Point, Ga., following a long illness.  A native of Trigg County, she was born January 30, 1910, the daughter of the late Gordon and Rose Thomas Aldridge.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she had perfect attendance at Sunday school for 66 years. Her husband, Earl Hite, died in 1978.  Survivors include retired Air Force Col. Robert Earl Hite Jr., Cartersville, Ga.; a brother, John Al Aldridge, Clarksville, Tenn.; two sisters, Effie Adams and Mae Ladd, both of Cadiz and six grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 


JAN 21, 1928-DEC 11, 2007

WHITLEY CITY KY--  Dave Wright, age 79 years, 10 months, and 21 days, of Marshes Siding, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2007 in Rochester, Minnesota.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Whitley City First Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Burgess and Bro. Larry Frisby officiating. Burial followed in the Elk Springs Cemetery in Monticello, Kentucky.  He was born January 21, 1928 in Gracey, Kentucky to Clifton Elliott Wright and Jane Thomas Wright. He was a member of the Whitley City First Baptist Church and the Orie S. Ware Lodge. Before his retirement he taught school for 39 years in McCreary County, Fort Loramie, Ohio, and Sidney, Ohio. He enjoyed reading and farming.  Preceding him in death were his parents, Clifton and Jane Wright.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Price Wright, of Marshes Siding, two sons, Dr. Scott Wright and his wife, Jann, of Rochester, Minnesota, and John Wright, of Lexington, Kentucky, a daughter, Melissa Littrell and her husband, Curtis, of Whitley City, Kentucky, seven grandchildren, a brother, Charles Wright, of Marietta, Georgia, and an aunt, Inez Hayden.  Condolences may be emailed to the family at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Dave Wright.

JUN 15, 1920-DEC 8, 2007

ENID, OK--  Funeral services for Elma Jewel Moore, 87, Enid, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Central Christian Church with Revs. John McLemore and Don Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.  Elma Jewel was born June 15, 1920, in Stonewall, OK the daughter of Clarence and Rae Beaty and passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2007, at Golden Oaks Nursing Center.  Elma Jewel was raised and educated in Enid, graduating from Enid High School in 1938. She attended Phillips University.  On Jan. 5, 1941, she married Byron Lowell Moore in Enid. Elma Jewel was a charter member of University Place Christian Church where she taught Sunday school, served as CWF President and as an Elder for several years. A life-long lay leader in the Disciples of Christ Christian Church, she was currently a member of Central Christian Church where she participated with the Sooner Sunday School class. As a committed community volunteer, she also dedicated several years as a Cub Scout Den Mother and to the Enid Public Schools serving multiple terms in PTA president positions and other areas.  Elma Jewel is survived by three sons, Keith and wife Diana of Indianapolis, IN, Monty and wife Karen of Enid, and Craig and wife Ruth of Hobart, OK; one daughter, Marilyn King and husband David of Bartlesville, OK; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, Elma Jewel was preceded in death by her parents and only brother, Kenneth Beaty. 




OCT 8, 1936-DEC 5, 2007

CADIZ, KY--  Memorial services for John Gerald Mitchell, 71, of Clarksville, TN, were conducted on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 12 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, Nashville, TN.  Rev. Dr. David George officiated at the services.  Mr. Mitchell died on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at 7:55 p.m. at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN following a long illness.  Mr. Mitchell was born on Thursday, October 8, 1936, in Trigg County, KY. He was the son of the late John Carter and Mary Cicero Terrell Mitchell.  Mr. Mitchell was a retired College Professor where he served as the Interim Director of the School of Education at Austin Peay State University, the Dean at Truett McConnel College in Cleveland, GA, Head of Philosophy and Religion at Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Alton Mitchell, and one brother in law, George King.  Survivors include his wife of forty eight years, Barbara Mitchell, of Clarksville, TN, one son and daughter-in-law, David and Brooke Mitchell, of Monroe, NC, one daughter, Angie Mitchell, of Clarksville, TN, and one sister, Ann King, of Cadiz.  Tiffany Wharton, Vocalist and Dr. Richard Shadringer, Organist, provided the music.  Memorials can be made to CLL Global Research Foundation, Attn: Dr. Michael J. Keating, Unit 428, PO Box 301402, Houston, TX 77230-1402.


OCT 23, 1939-NOV 28, 2007

GALLATIN, TN -- Peggy Jo Murphy Bridges of Gallatin, Tenessee passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee.  She was born on October 23, 1939 in Caldwell County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Lee Deon Murphy and Geneva Bryant Murphy.  In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Preston Bridges of Cadiz. She is survived by her two sons; Eric Bridges of Atlanta, Georgia and Todd Bridges of Greenbrier, Tennessee, her granddaughter Molly Bridges of Greenbrier, Tennessee, her brother Wayne Murphy of Grapevine, Texas and her sister Mary Lee Cravens of Hendersonville, Tennessee.  A life celebration is planned for a later date.  The family asks that any condolences be in the form of a contribution in her name to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203.



APR 21, 1924-NOV 28, 2007

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Marvin Jagoe Dixon, 83, Highpoint Drive, Hopkinsville, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at Bradford Heights Nursing Home, Hopkinsville, of natural causes.  Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2007 at Green Hill Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Irvin C. Darnell officiated.  Hughart and Beard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  A native of Cadiz, Ky., he was born April 21, 1924, the son of the late Albert Carlton Dixon and Etna Miraglia Thomas Dixon.  He was a retired Army veteran having worked in a maintenance position. He worked in civil service at Fort Campbell.  He was a Baptist.  His wife, Robbie Barkley Dixon, died in April 1986.  Survivors include two sons, James Thomas Dixon and Danny Wayne Dixon, both of Hopkinsville; a brother, Howard Dixon, Hopkinsville; a sister, Mary Virginia Chewning, Hopkinsville and two grandchildren. 

RICHARD JONES, JR

MAR 9, 1944-NOV 26, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CA --  Graveside services for Richard Jones, Jr., of San Diego, California, formerly of Trigg County, were conducted on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at 2 p.m., at the Jones Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements.  Rev. Steve Hardy officiated at the service. Burial followed in the Cemetery.  Mr. Jones died on Monday, November 26, 2007, at 1 p.m., at his residence of natural causes.  Mr. Jones was born on March 9, 1944, in Trigg County. He was the son of Martha Hardy Jones of Cadiz, and the late Charles Richard Jones, Sr.  Mr. Jones was retired from the U.S. Immigration Office; was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in Vietnam; and was a member of the Baptist Faith.  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Alicia Jones of San Diego, California; two sons, Charles Richard Jones, III, and Michael Linn Jones, both of San Diego; and two grandchildren.

 


DOROTHY CURLING BRIDGES

FEB 4, 1925-NOV 23, 2007

CADIZ, KY --  Funeral services for Dorothy Curling Bridges, 82, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sunday, November 25, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Bros. Paul Cannon and Donald Cole officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Curling Cemetery in Canton.  Mrs. Bridges died on Friday, November 23, 2007, at 6:45 a.m., at her residence of natural causes.  Mrs. Bridges was born on February 4, 1925, in Canton. She was the daughter of the late Robert Thomas “Rob” and Vergie Ellen Holland Curling.  Mrs. Bridges was a retired cafeteria worker from the Trigg County School System; was a homemaker; and a member of Canton Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Ray Bridges and William Hay Bridges; a sister, Grace Coke; four brothers, Clarence “Jake” Curling, Paul Curling, Jesse Curling, and Alvin “Tom” Curling; and a grandson, David Lawrence.  Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Lonnie Bridges of Cadiz; five daughters and sons-in-law, Nell and Wendell Wallace, Sue and Josh Thomas, Peggy and Bob Gann, Betty Bridges, and Judy and Harold Knight, all of Cadiz; two sisters, Ivy Hammond and Ruby Birdsong, both of Cadiz; a brother, Ray Curling of Cadiz; 10 grandchildren, Mechelle Gilles, Beth Wallace, Derek Edmonson, Danielle Audas, Kerri Stewart, Kim Thomas, Shannon Knight, Shane Knight, Jeff Gann, and Carol Weakley; and 14 great-grandchildren, Camden Gilles, Jenna Stroud, Stephen Audas, III, Blake Edmonson, Dylan Edmonson, Jessica Stewart, Kayce Stewart, Tyler Knight, Conner Knight, Henry Knight, Lauren Weakley, Zach Weakley, Catherine Weakley, and Hunter Gann.  Suellen Hendricks, organist and Joe Bridges, vocalist, provided the music.  Serving as pallbearers were Wendell Wallace, Josh Thomas, Bob Gann, Harold Knight, Derek Edmonson, and Stephen Audas.  Memorial contributions may be made to the David Lawrence Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 886, Cadiz, KY 42211.


MAY 28, 1926-NOV 18, 2007

DELAWARE, OH--Thelma Peterle, age 81 of Delaware, Ohio died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, November 18, 2007 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus from complications following surgery on Tuesday.She was born on May 28, 1926 in Cleveland to the late Albert and Ethel (Hodson) Coleman.Thelma graduated from Fairview Park High School in 1944 and earned a bachelors degree in elementary education from the College of Wooster, graduating in 1948. In 1949 she married her high school sweetheart; Tony J. Peterle, together they shared 58 wonderful years, living the majority of it on the banks of the Scioto River in Delaware County. A Jennings Scholar, Thelma taught elementary education, mostly at the kindergarten level for the Buckeye Valley School District, retiring in 1989. Over the years she also choreographed the Buckeye Valley High School musicals. Her life centered on children all ages, not just her own, but countless others within the community. Never knowing a stranger, she took delight in crossing paths with many generations of her former students. She dedicated her life to teaching, was a community steward and devoted volunteer. Her memberships and volunteer activities included; William Street United Methodist Church, Grady Guilds at Grady Memorial Hospital, Grady Hospice, Delaware County Retired Teachers Association, Delaware County United Way, The Arts Castle, as Chairperson of Delaware Area Recovery Resources, and as an alumni representative for the College of Wooster. In 1992 she was named the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. She also helped organize the Ohio Chautauqua visit to Delaware and was most recently involved with the Central Ohio Symphony and the Delaware County Library board. Through all her activities, she also made time for weekly water aerobics and Jazzercise sessions, where she became known as the “gummy bear lady”. Always with an adventurous spirit, she and her husband traveled extensively around the world following their retirement, some of her favorite destinations included New Zealand, Scotland, and Delta Queen Riverboat cruises. Thelma was an avid reader and in her own words, she enjoyed a “super” life. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a daughter Ann Peterle and her husband Jim Brooks of Atlanta, son Scott Peterle of Miami, Florida, both of whom she considered her proudest accomplishment, grandchildren: Meg, Ella, and Austin, 5 Nieces, 1 nephew, and a host of students and friends. She was also preceded in death by a grandson Dylan in 1998, and her brother James Coleman. Memorial services will be held Friday 2:00 p.m. at William United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware, with Rev. Grayson Atha officiating. Calling hours will not be observed, arrangements are in care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to: William Street United Methodist Church Foundation, 28 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015; The Wooster Fund, College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691; or the Delaware County Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

 

FEB 14, 1971-NOV 12, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV--  A memorial service for Gregory Alan Baker, 36, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Mayfield, Kentucky was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Rev. Mark Wilhoite officiating. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery.  Mr. Baker died November 12, 2007 in Las Vegas.  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Marie Shultz Bradford and Thomas Bradford of Las Vegas; one brother, Billy Dwain Baker of Las Vegas; two uncles, including Glynn Shultz of Mayfield; and six aunts, including Donna Shultz and Theresa Shultz, both of Mayfield, and Joyce Roach Shultz of Sebree.  He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Baker and grandparents, Carmon and Opal Schultz and Jack and Mayme Holmes.

 

 

 SUSIE HAMMONDS HUGHES

FEB 15, 1922-NOV 3, 2007

CADIZ, KY --  Funeral services for Susie Hammonds Hughes, 85, of Cadiz, were conducted on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Revs. Kevin Roberts and Jason Strickland officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz.  Mrs. Hughes died on Saturday, November 3, 2007, at 1:50 p.m., in Trigg County Hospital of natural causes.  Mrs. Hughes was born on February 19, 1922, in Cadiz. She was the daughter of the late William Clarence and Lillie Perry Mason Hammonds.  Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Raymond Hughes; son-in-law, Clarence Choate; and two brothers, Elijah Jacob Hammonds and William Perry Hammonds.  Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Linda Joyce Choate and Lillie Sue and Jeff Bostick, all of Cadiz; two grandchildren, Jordan Bostick and Jessica Sarah Bostick; and a special friend, Carol Hughes.  Serving as pallbearers were J.C. Sumner, Jesse Cameron, Ronnie Drennan, James Hughes, Perry Hammonds, Louis Hammonds, Kenny Goodwin, and Luther Hughes.  Honorary pallbearers were James Mason, Bill Fuller, Gary Hughes, Marshal Fortner, Robbie Flood, Bernard Hughes.  Memorial contributions may be made to Cadiz Baptist Church, P.O. Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211, or Cadiz Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211.

 

JERRY WAYNE LOWE

AUG 26, 1953-OCT 25, 2007

UNIONTOWN, KY --  Jerry Lowe, 54, of Uniontown, Kentucky, died Thursday, October 25, 2007, at Methodist Hospital Henderson. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Nita Lowe.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Lowe of Uniontown, Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Sturgell of Uniontown, Kentucky; one stepson, Jeremy Corbett of Uniontown, Kentucky; two brothers, Gary Lowe of Morganfield, Kentucky and Eddie Lowe of Henderson, Kentucky; and three grandchildren.  Services were held Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Rev. Chris Reynolds officiating.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

 

FEB 5, 1945-OCT 20, 2007

MOLINE, IL --   Joan Phyllis Wilson, 62, of Moline, Illinois died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at her home.  Private committal service with burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 First St. A, Moline. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Race for the Cure.  Joan was born Feb. 5, 1945, in Manhattan, New York City, N.Y., the daughter of Abraham and Cecelia Goldberg Sherr. She married David R. Wilson April 11, 1969, in Miami, Florida.  Joan was the lunch room manager for Hamilton School, Moline for nine years. She was a member of the Hamilton PTA and enjoyed reading, crafts, music and cooking.  Survivors include her husband, David; daughter, Shanli Wilson, Moline; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Dan Genac, Moline, and Debi and Kibbee Gary, of Orlando, Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Alverda Wilson, Moorehaven, Florida, and Charles and Kay White, Miami, Florida; nephews and spouses, David Genac, Moline, Chad and Dana Genac, Wonder Lake, Illinois, Charles and Silvia White, Lake Worth, Florida, and Robert Wilson, Harrisburg, Ark.; nieces and spouses, Lisa and Chris Hayes, Moline, Shana and Matt Quandt, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Rachel White, Miami, Florida, and Jennifer and Todd Miller, Hobe Sound, Fla.; great-nephews, Matthew Hayes and Jared Hayes, both of Moline, Hayden Genac and Grant Genac, both of  Wonder Lake, Illinois, and Taylor Cox, Hobe Sound, Florida; great-nieces, Sophia Quandt, Waukesha, Wisconsin., Lilly Diaz, Miami, Florida, and Chase White and Skyler White, both of Lake Worth.

CLARENCE WARD SHOLAR

OCT 3, 1921-OCT 17, 2007

HONOLULU,  HI--Clarence Ward Sholar, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Army major and veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Cadiz, Ky. He is survived by wife Violet, son Joseph Kaapana, brothers Donald and Ronald, and sisters Gwen Blanchard, Evelyn Blanton and Jean Christman. Private services.  Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary. 

CHARLES H. BROACH, JR

JUN 19, 1925-OCT 16, 2007

MURRAY,  KY -- The funeral for Charles H. Broach Jr. will be today (Friday) at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Imes-Miller Funeral Home. Eric Kelleher will officiate. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Mr. Broach Jr., 82, Murray, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at 11:20 p.m. at Kindred Hospital, Louisville. An Army veteran of World War II, he worked as a pipe fitter for B.F. Goodrich and was a member of Calvert City Church of Christ. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Betty Jane Adams Broach, his second wife, Jacqulin Sue Parker Broach, and one son, Charles Michael Broach. Born June 19, 1925, he was the son of the late Charles Broach and Freda Abels Broach.   Survivors include three sons, Thomas Clinton Broach, California, Kenneth Edward Broach, Tennessee, and Garry Wayne Broach, Murray; four daughters, Nancy Lynn Bogard, Murray, Kathryn E. Keeling, Hickory, Barbara Henson, Aurora, and Debra Sue Reynolds; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

MARIE COMPTON SUMNER

MAY 20, 1925-OCT 13, 2007

CADIZ,  KY --  Funeral services for Marie Compton Sumner, 82, of Cadiz, were conducted on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated at the services. Burial followed in the East End Cemetery in Cadiz.  Mrs. Sumner died on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at 6:32 a.m., at Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa of natural causes.  Mrs. Sumner was born on May 20, 1925, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late John William and Ollie Dixon Compton.  Mrs. Sumner was retired from Elk Brand Manufacturing in Cadiz; was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church; a member of the Ophelia Chapter No. 55 Order of the Eastern Star; member of Thomas and Bridges Association; and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Sumner; and a brother, Jessie Darnell.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gaylon and Donna Sumner of Cadiz; grandchildren, Mike and Cindy Sumner of Cadiz, and Lori and Marcus Lawrence of Auburn; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.  Joe Bridges, vocalist, and Bonnie Boyd, pianist provided the music.  Serving as pallbearers were Mike Sumner, Frankie Phillips, Jordan Sumner, Jessie Sumner, James D. Sumner, and Jim Page.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trigg County Senior Citizen Kitchen, P.O. Box 99, Cadiz, KY 42211, or Thomas Bridges Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2020, Cadiz, KY 42211.

 

KATHRYN CONNIE SWEENEY VINSON

DEC 18, 1922-OCT 8, 2007



CADIZ, KY —  Funeral services for Kathryn Connie Sweeney Vinson, 84, of Cadiz, were conducted on Thursday, October 11, 2007, at 11 a.m., at the Cadiz Christian Church. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Dr. Tom Martin officiated at the services. Stephanie Perry gave a eulogy. Burial followed in the Vinson Cemetery in Trigg County.  Mrs. Vinson died on Monday, October 8, 2007, at 9:15 a.m., at her residence of natural causes.  Mrs. Vinson was born on December 18, 1922, in Lexington. She was the daughter of the late Francis Devine and Bessie Lee Booth Sweeney.  Mrs. Vinson was a retired Dental Hygienist; a homemaker; a member of the Cadiz Christian Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher, Christian Youth Leader, and was in Christian Women’s Fellowship; was a member of the Homemakers, American Red Cross, Eastern Star, Trigg County Hospital Auxiliary, Shriners Children’s Hospital, and Honorary Co-Chairman for Trigg County Relay For Life.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Stanley Vinson in 1996; two grandsons, Craig Patric Perry, II, and Michael Kevin Mitchell; four brothers, William Brownell Sweeney, Carl Madison Sweeney; Alexander Devine Sweeney, and Marvin Spencer Sweeney; three sisters, Mary Hurst Russell, Maudie Louise Sweeney, and Sunshine Irene Sweeney Carey; and foster brother, Oscar Hubert Davidson;  Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Ronald Mitchell of Johnson City, Tenn., Nita and Larry Mott of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jessica and Gary Siegmund and Stephanie and Craig Perry, all of Cadiz; sister, Josephine Royalty of Lexington; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Carey Thomas, Jr., and Nell Vinson of Cadiz, and Clyde Roger and Ellen Vinson of Pensacola, Fla.; sister- and brother-in-law, June Theresa and Johnny Yeates of Newport News, Va.; eight grandchildren, Krista Lea Mitchell, Kyme Anne White, Timothy Vinson Mott, Tyler Christian Mott, Amber Dawn Sigmund, Ashley Anne Broad, Shannon Perry Johnson, and Ronald Weeks; and nine great-grandchildren.  Danny Dickerson and Dan Grigson, vocalists, and Laura Grigson, pianist provided the music.  Serving as pallbearers were Jonathan Johnson, Ronnie Weeks, Shawn Curling, Edward Robison, James Wynn, and Carl Calhoun.  Honorary pallbearers were Nell Vinson, Gloria Davis, Sara Lewis, Connie Wigger, Peggy Greene, Nancy Adwell, William Price, Don Keys, Joel Garcia Serrano, and the Christian Women’s Fellowship.  Memorial contributions may be made to Seven Friends Memorial Scholarship Fund, 2531 Old Canton Pike, Cadiz, KY 42211; Cadiz Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1960, Cadiz, KY 42211; or Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 West 19th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

MARTY EUGENE HINSON

NOV 2, 1958-OCT 9, 2007

SAN JOSECA--Marty E. Hinson A native of San Jose, CA, Marty passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 9, 2007. He was 48 years old. Marty is survived by his loving wife of 16 years Sharon, parents Roaten (Norma) Hinson and Patricia (Bill) Rees; he was the oldest of 10 children and along with his siblings he leaves behind many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. He will be missed by many. A Viewing will be held on Oct. 16, 2007 at 12 noon at Lima Family Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA; Graveside Service at 1:30 p.m. at Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara, CA; A reception will follow at By Th' Bucket Bar & Grill on Stevens Creek Bl. in Santa Clara, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred in memory of Marty. Published in San Jose Mercury News on Oct. 14, 2007.

CHARLES EDWARD ROGERS

DEC 11, 1911-OCT 5, 2007

BOWLING GREEN, KY --  Funeral services for Edward Rogers, 95, of Bowling Green, formerly of Cadiz, were conducted on Monday, October 8, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Revs. James Shuck and Mike Holian officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz.  Mr. Rogers died on Friday, October 5, 2007, at 9:50 p.m., at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Bowling Green, of natural causes.  Mr. Rogers was born on December 1, 1911, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late James Edward and Lola Maude Thomas Rogers.  Mr. Rogers was retired from the Trigg County School System, where he worked in the cafeteria and was a bus driver; was a member of Dyers Chapel United Methodist Church in Trigg County; and was a member of the Thomas and Bridges Association.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ivy Elizabeth Rogers; a great-grandchild, Kara Gayle Eubanks; a brother, Ernest Rogers; a brother-in-law, Rumsey “Pete” Alexander; and a sister-in-law, Doris Skinner.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles T. and Nancy Rogers of Bowling Green; two grandsons and spouses, Tom and Stacey Rogers of Cadiz, and Rev. James Mark and Teresa Rogers of Bowling Green; a granddaughter and spouse, Carla and Farren Eubanks of McLean County; seven great-grandchildren, Amanda Rogers, Andrea Rogers, Emily Rogers, Paige Rogers, Jessica Eubanks, Kyle Eubanks, and Dalton Eubanks; a sister-in-law, Virginia Alexander of Cadiz; a brother-in-law, W.C. Skinner of Cadiz; and three nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Ray Neely, Jim Wallace, Currie Barrow, Tom Rogers, Rev. James Mark Rogers, and Farren Eubanks.  Honorary pallbearers were great-grandchildren.  David Taylor, pianist, David Grout, vocalist, and Jo Whitmer, vocalist provided the music.  Memorial contributions may be made to Kara Gayle Eubanks Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, KY 42211.

 

DALE BECKNER

SEP 13, 1935-OCT 2, 2007

PRINCETON, KY --  Dale Beckner, 72, died Oct. 2, 2007, at his home.  He was born September 13, 1935.  Services will be Thursday October 4 at 1:00 PM at Morgan's Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Franklin, Rev. Gates Bowman and Rev. J.R. Bruce officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Caldwell County. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday October 3rd at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 PM. Mr. Dale Beckner age 72 of Princeton, KY died Tuesday at his home following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Connie Armstrong Beckner of Princeton, KY; three sons, Alan Beckner of Chapmansboro, TN, Dennis Beckner of Pleasant View TN and Rick Beckner of Shelbyville, TN; one daughter, Dana Gallagher of Kissimmee, FL; nine grandchildren; one sister, Pat Sigler of Kuttawa, KY. Mr. Dale Beckner was a Retired Construction Superintendent and a member of Southside Baptist Church. Memorials: Can be made to The American Cancer Society , Greenwood Courtward, 2425 Scottsville RD., Suite 123, Bowling Green, KY 42104-4457.

HERSCHEL DUNNING THOMAS

MAY 6, 1907-SEP 25, 2007

CADIZ, KY --  Graveside services for Herschel Dunning Thomas, 100, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Cadiz, were conducted on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 10 a.m., at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Christian County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements.  Mr. Thomas died on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at the Christian Health Care Community in Hopkinsville.  Mr. Thomas was born on May 6,1907, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late William Henry and Martha Ellen Tinsley Thomas.  Mr. Thomas was a retired farmer and builder, having lived in Christian and Trigg counties all his life; was the oldest member of the Thomas-Bridges Association; and a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Vara T. Williams, Roberta T. Futrell, and Ophelia T. Ellis; and ten brothers, Stanley Thomas, Lilburn Thomas, Kenneth Thomas, Arum Thomas, Cyrus Thomas, Conrad Thomas, Jagoe Thomas, William Thomas, Raymond Thomas, and Hilton Thomas.  Survivors include great-nephew caregiver, Donald Thomas and wife, Anita Jo of Christian County; nieces and nephews, Lottie Ellis Lacy of O’Fallon, Ill., Jewell Ellis Messick of Dayton, Ohio, Hilda Williams Bridges of Murray, Virginia Thomas Simmons of Hopkinsville, A.C. Ellis of Hopkinsville, John Thomas of Fla., Charles Thomas of Md., and Paul Thomas of Louisville; also surviving are over two hundred great-nieces and nephews spanning five generations of the Thomas family.

JERRY BLANE FORD

OCT 12, 1944-SEP 23, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Jerry Blane Ford, 62, of Cadiz, were conducted on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Canton Baptist Church. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Revs. Paul Cannon, Billy Joe Nichols, and Curley Elmore officiated at the services. Burial was at the East End Cemetery, in Cadiz. Mr. Ford died on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at 12:14 a.m. at his residence in Cadiz, after a battle with cancer. Mr. Ford was born on Thursday, October 12, 1944, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late Howard Blane and Maxine Williams Ford. Mr. Ford was Co-Owner of Ford Trucking and Logging. He was a member of the Canton Baptist Church where he was a deacon and former church treasurer. He also participated in the Trigg County Relay for Life on the Ford Family and Friends Team. He was also a member of the Antique Tractor Pullers. He was a bass singer for the Landmark Quartet. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Tony Brent Ford. Survivors include his wife, Dianne (Tyler) Ford, of Cadiz, one son and daughter-in-law, Kerry Blane and Lori Ford, of Cadiz, one daughter, Heather Vinson, of Hopkinsville, three grandchildren, Jackson Ford Vinson, Grayson Blane Ford, and Jordan Olivia Vinson, sisters and brothers in law, Carolyn and Leon Bland, of Cadiz, Gail and Donnie Powell, of Lacy, KY, Brenda and Carl Ledford, of Trigg County, Robin Ford-Stagner and Monty Stagner, of Cadiz, Mother-in-law, Nell Tyler, of Cadiz, and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Joe McNichols, Lowell Walker, Dr. Terry Calhoun, Marty Hunter, Carl "Quick Draw" Colley, Hae Calhoun, Carl Ray Sumner, Ray Underhill, Hayden Jones, John R. Vinson, III, William E. "Pippy" Tyler, and Randy Osburn. Junior pallbearers were Jackson Ford Vinson and Grayson Blane Ford. Honorary pallbearers were Deacons at Canton Baptist Church. Canton Baptist Church Choir and Clay King, Pianist provided the music. Memorials can be made to the Ford Family and Friends Relay for Life, 1160 Old Canton Pike, Cadiz, KY 42211.


BARBARA THOMAS POTTER

FEB 19, 1922-SEP 17, 2007


MONROVIA, CA -- Barbara Potter, born in Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2007 at the age of 85. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and is survived by her daughter, Paula, her son, Gary and her daughter-in-law, Connie. A longtime resident of Monrovia, Barbara was an active member of Monrovia Presbyterian Church and of PEO Chapter NS. Barbara resided at the Leven Oaks assisted living facility in Monrovia for the past three years. Her family would like to thank the staff and the residents there for all of their help, love and support. A Celebration of Barbara's life will be held at the Leven Oaks, 120 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, on Saturday, September 29 at 2:00 P.M. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Patrons of Music fund at Monrovia First Presbyterian Church.

OLA TIMMONS HITE

SEP 17, 1925-SEP 17, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Ola Timmons Hite, 82, of Cadiz, were conducted on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at 10 a.m. at King’s Funeral Home. Revs. Nick Sandefur, and Dr. Carmen Lile-Henley, officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Robertson-Hite Cemetery, in Trigg County. Mrs. Hite died on Monday, September 17, 2007, at 7:05 p.m. at the Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa of natural causes. Mrs. Hite was born on September 17, 1925, in Trigg County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Lewis Wade "Red" and Ruth Light Timmons. Mrs. Hite was a homemaker and former Pink Lady at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. She was a member of the Edgewood Baptist Church in Hopkinsville where she was a member of the Barbara Clement Women on Mission Circle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Reed Hite, one brother, Harry Dyer Timmons, two sisters, Myrtlene Timmons and Margarine Timmons Sallee, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Garrott Lile and Katherine Glenn Butts. Survivors include three sons, Michael T. Hite, Hopkinsville, Mitch Hite, Trigg County, Terry Hite, Trigg County, three daughters, Brenda Hite Lile, Hopkinsville, Jean Hite Henault, Trigg County, Lezlie Hite Butts, Durham, NC, one brother, Elias Wade Timmons, Tucker, Georgia, eleven grandchildren, Dr. Carmen Lile-Henley, Nashville, TN, Dr. Phyllis Lile-King, Greensboro, NC, Emily Lile Chrysler, Richmond, VA, Dr. Virginia Lile Boaz, Jefferson, TX, Dr. Cherry Anne – Elizabeth Henault, Louisville, Jefferson Cain Henault, Louisville, Holly Hite McCormick, Cadiz, Tracy Marie Hite, Cunningham, TN, Joanna Rae Hite, Martin, TN, Ian Reed Butts, Durham, NC, Eliza Wade Butts, Durham, NC. Seven great grandchildren, Rachel Elizabeth Lile-King, Greensboro, NC, Noah Benjamin Lile-King, Greensboro, NC, John-Charles Lile-Henley, Nashville, TN, Thomas James Lile-Henley, Nashville, TN, Garrett Berkley McCormick, Cadiz, Corinne Garrott Lile-King, Greensboro, NC, and Reid King McCormick, Cadiz. Serving as pallbearers were David Butts, Ian Butts, Jefferson Cain Henault, George Lile-King, Mark Lile-King, and Phillip Boaz. Honorary pallbearers were Skip Pisa, Dan Stinchcomb, Bob Lester, George Humphries, Adrian Leneave, Danny Hite, Rene Chrysler, Jeff Hite, David Lile, Patrick McCormick, David P. Smith, Tim Timmons, and Phil Timmons. Brenda Hite Lile, Pianist and a family ensemble provided the music. Memorial donations may be made to the Edgewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 676 North Drive, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240.


MARTHA GUIER HARBAUGH

DEC 14, 1915-AUG 30, 2007

SYLVANIA, OH  -- Martha Guier Harbaugh, age 91, of Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Toledo, died Thursday, August 30, 2007, at Sunset Village where she had been a resident for four years. She was born on December 14, 1915, in Cadiz, Kentucky to Eula and Frank Guier. She married Donald Harbaugh in May of 1934. Martha worked at DeVilbiss Company until her children were born at which time she stayed home to raise them. After raising her daughters, she returned to work and was employed at Libbey-Owens-Ford where she worked in the Distribution Research Department, was a secretary in Employee Relations and retired in June of 1978. She has been a member of the First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo since 1928 where she was active in the Companionship Class and Hilary Club. Martha was preceded in death by her husband and sister. She is survived by her daughters, Lee (Harrison) Doak and Donna (Thomas) Bottles; six grandchildren, Tammy Doak of Garden City, MI, Scott Doak of Livonia, MI, William Bottles of Three Rivers, MI, Bryan Bottles of Williamston, MI, Christine Stroud of Toledo, OH and Timothy Bottles of Toledo, OH. In addition, she leaves seven great- grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Sunset Village of Sylvania, OH.

RAYMOND T. RADFORD

MAY 3, 1920-AUG 15, 2007


HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Raymond T. Radford, 87, Paulette Court, Hopkinsville, KY, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Rev. Nick Sandefur officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. A native of Canton, he was born May 3, 1920, the son of the late Charlie Radford and Ollie Mae Sholar Radford. He was retired from USM Fastener and was a self-employed yard mower for more than 26 years. He was an Army veteran and was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Leslie Radford, Hopkinsville; a daughter, Ruby Belote, Hopkinsville, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

DALE MATTHIAS TESTERMAN

JUL 23, 1975-AUG 10, 2007


COLUMBUS, OH--Dale Matthias Testerman, 32, passed away Friday, August 10, 2007 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Dale was an active member in the Lost Viking Crew. He is survived by loving wife, Laura Potts; daughter, Samantha Boyd; mother, Paula Breese; father, Michael Testerman; maternal grandparents, Donna and Gerald Sumner; paternal grandmother, Pat Wein; along with numerous spiritual brothers and sisters of the Morningstar Family. Preceded in death by paternal grandfather Dale Testerman. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, where family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Samantha Boyd Fund.

JAMES LUTHER "DOC" LEDBETTER

MAY 17, 1913-AUG 4, 2007


TAHLEQUAH, OK -- Dr. James L. Ledbetter "Doc" passed peacefully into the Lord's hands on Saturday, August 4, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mildred, of Tahlequah; his daughter Marlis Clark, and son Allen Ledbetter of Tulsa; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruby and Esther; and two brothers, Logan and Brooks. Doc was born to Thomas and Amanda Ledbetter on May 17, 1913, at Bryan Chapel. He married Mildred Morgan of Nashville, Tennessee, on July 9, 1944. He graduated from Northeastern State College in 1935, then earned his master's degree in 1940 from Oklahoma State University, and later his doctoral degree in 1964 from the University of Tulsa. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945, where he taught aircraft weight and balance. He was an engineer for McDonnell Douglas in Convair and contributed to the design of the B52 Bomber. Doc was a professor of industrial education at Northeastern State Universit for 21 years, and was inducted into the NSU Hall of Fame for meritorious service for his tireless work in the athletic department. He was also inducted into the Who's Who of South and Southwest for education excellence. He was a deacon in the First Baptist Church for 45 years, where he was also a Sunday school teacher for more than 35 years. Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Rice officiating. Burial will follow at Pryor City Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers included Dr. Chet Lombardi, Dr. Jack Dobbins, Dr. Raymond Gann, Dr. Vernon Isom, Mr. Fred Glad, Mr. Jess Carr and Mr. Ron Cox. Arrangements directed by Reed Culver Funeral Home

MAYNARD BOYD WILLIAMS

MAY 16, 1919-JUL 18, 2007


GRANITE CITY, IL -- Funeral services for Maynard B. Williams, 88, of Granite City IL, were conducted on, Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Sunset Hill Funeral Home. Rev. Roger Wright officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL. Mr. Williams died on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at 11:24 a.m. at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL. Mr. Williams was born on Friday, May 16, 1919, in Linton. He was the son of the late Clarence and Lizzie Mae Williams. Mr. Williams was married to his wife Mildred Bryant Williams on May 18, 1940 in Cadiz. He was an avid rabbit and squirrel hunter. He was also an avid Cubs Fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Bryant Williams, and one daughter Judy E. Maynard. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Sue and Gary Golden Sr., Kimberling, MO, three sons and daughter-in-laws, Michael L. and Helen Williams Sr., Pocahontas, IL, Ronnie Gale and Sue Williams, Cape Coral, FL, Donnie Hale and Tammy Williams, Fredericktown, MO, one sister Maurene Lewallen of Granite City, IL, nine grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

RUTH FLOOD ROBERTSON

OCT 8, 1940-JUL 16, 2007


CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Ruth Flood Robertson, 66, of Hopkinsville, KY were conducted on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Denny Burchett officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres, in Cadiz. Mrs. Robertson died on Monday, July 16, 2007, at 4:08 p.m. at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes. Mrs. Robertson was born on Tuesday, October 8, 1940, in Trigg County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Amos Stanley and Mildred Ernestine Thomas Flood. Mrs. Robertson was retired from Flynn Enterprises in Hopkinsville. She was a member of the New Barren Springs Baptist Church, in Hopkinsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Prentice Edd Robertson, two daughters, Pamela Gail Armstrong, Bobbie Lee Robertson, and one great grandchild, Bryan Blythe. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Robertson, Hopkinsville, Stan Robertson, Hopkinsville, two daughters, Patricia Robertson Faughn, Hopkinsville, Brenda Robertson, Hopkinsville, eight grandchildren, Bobby Robertson, Michael Robertson, Shawn Robertson, Kyle Robertson, Tiffany Blythe, Chrystal Brantley, Mandy Cowan, Morgan Robertson, and seven great grandchildren, Maykayla Robertson, Reagan Robertson, Alden Brantley, Joel Brantley, Carsen Grace Brantley, Scotty Blythe, and Guy Douglas Blythe. Serving as pallbearers were Adam Robertson, Michael Robertson, Billy Robertson, Stan Robertson, James Flood, Stan Flood, and Elwood Pryor. Carol Burkehead, Vocalist and Pianist provided the music.

MARJORIE DEAN THOMAS DARNALL

FEB 26, 1930-JUL 12, 2007


CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Margie Thomas Darnall, 77, of Cadiz were conducted on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Revs. Ronnie Hooks and Irvin Darnall officiated at the services. Burial followed at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, in Trigg County. Mrs. Darnall died on Thursday, July 12, 2007, at 4 a.m. at her residence in Cadiz following a short illness. Mrs. Darnall was born on Wednesday, February 26, 1930, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Henry Cullen and Sarah Elizabeth Bridges Thomas. Mrs. Darnall was a homemaker. She was a member Maple Grove Baptist Church. She was a member of the Thomas and Bridges Association. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant twin brothers, Johnny and Ronnie Thomas. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Joe Darnall, Cadiz, one son and daughter-in-law, Freddie and Libby Darnall of Cadiz, one daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Roger Dillingham of Bowling Green, one brother, Howard Thomas of Lyon County, three sisters, Ann Burrow of Prentiss, Miss., Carolyn Sue Armstrong, Cerulean, Donna Blane, Hopkinsville, grandchildren, Fred and Chasity Darnall, Jr., Chrissy and Tim Bush, James Russell and Deanna Dillingham, Jennifer Jo Dillingham, Natalie Brook Dillingham, great grandchildren, Logan Darnall, Ezra Darnall, Tyson Bush, Rylee Bush and Reese Bush. Serving, as pallbearers were James Russell Dillingham, Fred Darnall, Jr., John Burrow, Kevin Armstrong, Johnny Darnall, Roger Harris and Stacy Darnall. Steve Darnall, Organist provided the music. Memorial donations may be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church, 1494 Maple Grove Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.


FERN TALLEY MCGUAIRT

DEC 20, 1911-JUL 9, 2007


MIDLAND, TX-- Fern Talley McGuairt, of Midland, passed away Monday, July 9, 2007. She was born December 20, 1911 to William Russell Talley and Fannie Beatrice Thomas Talley in Ada, Oklahoma. Fern was raised in Kaw, Oklahoma where her father was Marshall. After graduation from Oklahoma A & M, now Oklahoma State, Fern was the Post Mistress of Kaw for several years. On October 3, 1948, she married Amos L. McGuairt in Sunset, Texas. Fern was a member of First Christian Church for 57 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother, Emory Archer, and one granddaughter, Tiffany Michelle Stanley. Fern is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy L. and Bruce Wayne Stanley, granddaughter, Tara Lee Jones and her husband, Kyle, grandson, Todd Stanley and his wife, Deann, all of Midland, TX.  Graveside services were held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701.

INEZ THOMAS HAYDON

JAN 1, 1909-JUL 8, 2007


HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Services for Inez Thomas Haydon, 98, of Cerulean, Kentucky will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Revs. Reed Shepherd, Gary Snyder and Henry Ramey will officiate. Burial will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Mrs. Haydon died at 3:54 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2007 at Covington’s Convalescent Center in Hopkinsville. She was a homemaker and a former teacher at a one-room school in Trigg County. Mrs. Haydon was the oldest member of Cerulean Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for several years. She was a founding member of the Women’s Missionary Union in Trigg County. Surviving are one daughter, Lela Cathrine Grigsby of Cerulean; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archer Larkins Haydon; three brothers; and three sisters. Her parents were Ira Bluford Thomas and Lula Vinson Thomas. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Little River Baptist Association Foreign Missions Fund, 149 Old Dover Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

MITCHELL LUKE RANEY

JAN 21, 1933-JUL 7, 2007


ALLEN, OK-- Services for Mitchell Luke Raney, 74, Allen, are 10 a.m. Thursdsay at Calvin Cemetery Chapel, the Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Tinker Air Force Honor Guard will provide military honors at Calvin Cemetery. Mr. Raney died July 7, 2007, in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 21, 1933, at Rocky Point to Arthur and Thelma Smyth Raney. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Kay Smith, Texas; a brother, Don Raney, Calvin; three sisters, Betty Jean Clay, Holdenville, Wanda Blankenship, Allen, and Ruth Raney, Calvin; and other relatives and friends. Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville

OTIS LEE DREWRY

OCT 17, 1917-JUL 5, 2007


HAYWARD, CA-- Otis Lee Drewry passed away peacefully on July 5, 2007 at the age of 89. Otis was born October 17, 1917 in Maud, Oklahoma, the 4th of 10 children, and moved his family to California in 1942. He worked in the shipyards in Oakland until 1945 when he went to work as a machinist in an automotive shop before starting work for the City of Oakland. He spent 34 years in the Traffic Engineering Department at the City of Oakland and retired in 1979. After he retired, he moved with his wife to their retirement home in Pioneer, California. Otis was a proud lifetime member with a Fellowship Degree from Oakland Chapter #324 in the Loyal Order of the Moose and the SIRS in Pioneer, California. Otis was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather and enjoyed getting together with his family members at every opportunity. He enjoyed travel anywhere, by any means, including hitching the trailer to the back of his truck. Gardening was one of his passions and he did it well, with gigantic lemons and tall corn! Otis will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother, Lorene Chandler and Mary Williams of Seminole Oklahoma, Louise Smith (Raymond) of Earlsboro, Oklahoma and Brice Drewry of Bakersfield, California, daughters Janet Fernandez and Cathy Gendreau and son-in-law Bob Gendreau. Otis was proud of his 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Otis was preceeded in death by his wife of 67 years Willie Drewry, son-in-law Ken Fernandez and a great-great-grandson Kasey Earp. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 161, Newark, CA 94560 or the Alzheimer's Association. Visitation will be held Monday, July 9, 2007 at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, California from 5:30-8:30 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 1:30 PM at the same location for all family and friends.

 

HOMER LOUIS "BOOTS" RANDOLPH

JUN 3, 1927-JUL 3, 2007


NASHVILLE, TN -- Boots Randolph, a saxophone player best known for the 1963 hit "Yakety Sax," died Tuesday, July 3, 2007. He was 80. Randolph suffered a cerebral hemorrhage June 25 and had been hospitalized in a coma. He was taken off a respirator earlier Tuesday, said Betty Hofer, a publicist and spokeswoman for the family. Randolph played regularly in Nashville nightclubs for 30 years, becoming a tourist draw for the city much like Wayne Newton in Las Vegas and Pete Fountain in New Orleans. He recorded more than 40 albums and spent 15 years touring with the Festival of Music, teaming with fellow instrumentalists Chet Atkins and Floyd Cramer. As a session musician, he played on Elvis Presley's "Return to Sender," Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman," Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree" and "I'm Sorry," REO Speedwagon's "Little Queenie," Al Hirt's "Java" and other songs including ones by Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. He had his biggest solo hit with "Yakety Sax," which he wrote. "'Yakety Sax' will be my trademark," Randolph said in a 1990 interview with The Associated Press. "I'll hang my hat on it. It's kept me alive. Every sax player in the world has tried to play it. Some are good, some are awful." "Yakety Sax" was used on the TV program "The Benny Hill Show" more than two decades after the tune was on the charts. "It rejuvenated the song," Randolph said in 1990. "So many people know it from the show." He also was part of the Million Dollar Band on the TV show "Hee Haw." Randolph was born Homer Louis Randolph in Paducah, Ky., and grew up in the rural community of Cadiz, Ky., where he learned to play music with his family's band. He said he didn't know where or why he got the nickname "Boots," although his Web site at the time of his death suggested it was to avoid confusion because he and his father shared the same first name. Randolph began playing the ukulele and then the trombone, but switched to the tenor sax when his father unexpectedly brought one home. He graduated from high school in Evansville, Ind., then joined the Army and became a member of the Army Band. After his discharge, he played primarily jazz at nightclubs for $60 a week. He finally landed a recording contract with RCA in Nashville in 1958 and also was hired as a musician for recording sessions. Randolph had his own nightclub in Nashville's Printer's Alley for 17 years, closing it in 1994 because of declining business and to spend more time with his family. He played regularly at other nightclubs before and after that. He had lived in Nashville since 1961. Randolph charted 13 albums on the pop charts from 1963 to 1972. His other single hits included "Hey, Mr. Sax Man" in 1964 and "Temptation" in 1967. "Every time I pick the horn up, it's more intriguing to me," he said in 1990. "It satisfies my desire to do whatever I do." "I think I probably get better because I work so much," he said at the time. "You get to a point where you can be lackadaisical or nonchalant. But I'm not like that. I worry if I play a tune bad or my horn is not working right." Survived by wife, Dee Randolph; daughter, Linda O'Neal; son, Randy (Barbara) Randolph; grandchildren, Cody, Patrick, Kenny O'Neal, Tara Harvey; great grandchildren, Jon and Maggie Harvey, Samantha and Conner O'Neal; sister, Dorothy Thomas of KY; brother, Robert Randolph of Ohio. Visitation with the family will be Friday, July 6, 2007 at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton from 2 p.m. til time of Memorial Service at 4 p.m. with Rev. Neil R. Dobson and Rev. Frank Billman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Boots Randolph Scholarship Fund, Blair School of Music, U.S. Bank, 600 South Main Street, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 or Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 7982 Whites Creek Pike, Joelton, TN 37080.

ANN MCGRAW LAWRENCE TAYLOR

OCT 21, 1942-JUN 22, 2007

CADIZ, KY  --  Funeral services for Ann Lawrence Taylor, 64, of Cadiz, were conducted on Monday, June 25, 2007, at 12 noon at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. George Neel officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Bristo Lancaster Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Taylor died on Friday, June 22, 2007, at 2:21 p.m. at her residence in Cadiz, of natural causes. Mrs. Taylor was born October 21, 1942, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Icie Drew Lawrence. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and business owner and operator of the Cadiz Car Wash and Mini Storage for 10 years. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Dell Taylor, and two sisters Mary Virginia Allen, and Catherine Sue Cole. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Dell and Tracy Taylor, Cadiz, one daughter, Tara Michelle Taylor, Cadiz. Five grandchildren, Brooklyn Choate, Greyson Taylor, Gregory Taylor, Gregan Taylor, Greffen Taylor. Serving as pallbearers were Greg Majors, Jerry Estes, Brent Futrell, Timmy Allen, James Michael Allen, Stephen Audas, and Adam Gray. Chris Hampton, vocalist, provided the music. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyle Hospice, 101 W. 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY. 42240.


 JOHN LACY BRIDGES

SEP 22, 1917-JUN 17, 2007


DRYDEN, MI-- John “Johnny” L. Bridges, 89, of Dryden (formerly of Wyandotte, Michigan) died Sunday, June 17, 2007. He was born September 22, 1917 in GraceY, Kentucky to Sheffer and Nola (Downs) Bridges. He married Norma Helen Angeloff on June 9, 1950 in Granite City, Illinois. Mr. Bridges honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked over 30 years for the Mobil Oil Corporation in Dearborn as a semi-truck mechanic. Johnny enjoyed gardening and hunting. He is survived by his children; Gail Marie Bridges and John L. (Carolyn A.) Bridges, II of Dryden, grandchildren; Dana, Elana and Matthew, sister; Thelma Calhoun of Cadiz, Kentucky and brother; Joel Robert Bridges of Newberry, Florida and several dear friends at Whispering Pines AFC in Lapeer. He was preceded in death by his wife; Norma H. Bridges, parents; Sheffer and Nola Bridges, 1 sister and 1 brother. Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Women’s Shelter, 2550 Telegraph Road, Ste, 111, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302. Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, Michigan.


 IZABELLA LYNN ALDERSON

DEC 4, 2003-JUN 17, 2007


LOVELAND, OH -- Izabella Lynn Alderson, 3, of Loveland, Ohio died Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. in LIberty Twp, Ohio as a result of an accidental drowning incident. She is the daughter of Terry Wayne Alderson of Loveland, Ohio, the granddaughter of Terry Weathers Alderson and the great grandaughter of Frank and Nina Thomas Alderson of Trigg County, KY.

PATRICIA MANGRUM PRITCHARD

JUN 30, 1935-MAY 27, 2007

MAYFIELD, KY -- Patricia Lee Pritchard, 72, of Fulton, formerly of Mayfield, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Green Acres Healthcare in Mayfield, Kentucky. Mrs. Pritchard was a retired bank teller and doctor’s office receptionist. She was a member of the Morning Star Church. Surviving are her husband, Bobby Joe Pritchard; a daughter, Lee Ann Beadles of Mayfield; a son, Van Bowden of Paducah; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Her parents were H.E. and Maurine Jones Mangrum. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at Camp Beauregard Cemetery. The Rev. Gayle Barnes will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Lung Association of Kentucky, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40503.

MYRA LOU BRIDGES LAWRENCE HARGROVE

MAY 28, 1911-MAY 17, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Myra Bridges Lawrence Hargrove, 95, of Cadiz, Kentucky, were conducted on Monday, May 21, 2007, at 1 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Eastern Star Rites were ministered on the previous evening. Rev. Hal Shipley and Dr. Mike Jones officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Hargrove died on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at 1:40 a.m., at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes. Mrs. Hargrove was born on May 28, 1911, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Jesse C. and Myrt Davis Bridges. Mrs. Hargrove was employed by Trigg County Hospital and Shady Lawn Nursing Home as an LPN; was a lifetime member of the Thomas & Bridges Association; the DAR, Eastern Star; and member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Layton Lawrence in 1967; two brothers, Conrad Bridges and C.T. Bridges; and a grandson, Fenton Dawson in 2006. Survivors include husband, Gaylon Hargrove of Cadiz; daughter and son-in-law, Grace Lane and Dalton Hancock of Cadiz; brother, Chappell Bridges of Granite City, Ill.; sister, Elaine Leneave of Paducah; grandchildren, Pam and Deano Oliver, Layton and Molly Dawson, and Mont and Kecia Dawson; granddaughter-in-law, Marsha Dawson; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Oliver, Carly Oliver, Josh Dawson, Dillon Dawson, Lexie Dawson, Lanie Dawson, Maddie Dawson, and Chase Dawson; step-grandchildren, Scott and Sandra Hancock, and Boyd Hancock; and step-great-grandchildren, Ellery Hancock, and Taylor Wade Hancock. Jan Oakley, pianist, and Southern Tradition Quartet provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Mont Dawson, Layton Dawson, Deano Oliver, Doug Hargrove, David Hargrove, and Samuel Cossey. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 16 Floyd Sumner Road, Cadiz, KY 42211. 

CYNTHIA DIANE CHILDRESS 

MAR 18, 1973-MAY 15, 2007

COCOA, FL-- Cindy Childress, 34, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007. She was born in Louisville, KY. Cindy is survived by her loving mother, Carol; brothers, Ray (Pam) Childress and Ernest (Marlene) Lawrence; sister, Amy (Larry) Scarane; maternal grandmother, Pauline Ricks, nieces and nephews, Ashley, Hannah, Morgan, Dylan, Hunter and Shad; great-niece, Morgan; great-nephew, Will, and many loving friends. She was predeceased by her father, Arnold Childress, last month. Calling hours are Friday, May 18th, 2 - 8 p.m. and the funeral service will be Saturday, May 19th at 2 p.m., at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, Cocoa.


EDNA EARL ADAMS MCNEILL

NOV 26, 1934-MAY 15, 2007

MAYFIELD, KY -- Edna E. McNeill, 72, of Mayfield died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at her home. Mrs. McNeill was a retired claims adjuster for the Internal Revenue Service and a member of First Baptist Church in Saltillo, Tenn. Surviving are her husband, Carl T. McNeill; a son, Tommy McNeill of Saltillo; three daughters, Elizabeth McNeill of Memphis, Tenn., Beverly Jackson of Nashville, Tenn., and Jan Picard of Mayfield; a brother, Bill Adams of Hickory; two sisters, Pat Pittman of Macomb, Mich., and Jean Taylor of Mayfield; and three grandchildren. Her parents were Mason and Lula Mae Johnson Adams. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Rev. Ben Butler officiating. Burial will be at Mayfield Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home

FEB 19, 1988-MAY 12, 2007

KOSHKONONG, MO--Funeral services for Cory Lee Parrish, 19, Koshkonong, Mo., were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in the Bakersfield High School Gymnasium with interment in Elijah Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Corey died at 5:46 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2007, in West Plains. He was killed in a one-vehicle accident. Reports say that Parrish was driving a 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck north on U.S. 63 bypass when it ran off the east side of the road and struck a light pole at the intersection of K Highway and U.S. 63. Policeman Bryan Brauer with the West Plains Police Department said the cause of the accident is unknown. Brauer said there were no pre-impact skid marks and that it appeared Parrish was wearing a seat belt at the time of the impact.  He was born Feb. 19, 1988, in West Plains, Mo., to Jack and Teresa Roberts Parrish. Cory graduated from Bakersfield High School with the class of 2006 and was employed at Bruce Hardwood. He is survived by his parents, Jack and Teresa Parrish of the family home; one brother, Kyle Parrish of the family home; one sister, Danielle Cotter and husband, Dustin, of Caulfield, Mo.; his nephew, Dawson Cotter; paternal grandfather, Jack Parrish of St. Joseph, Mo.; maternal grandparents Burl Lee and Janet Roberts, of Caulfield, Mo.; paternal great-grandmother, Thelma Smith of Kansas City, Mo.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special friend, Carlissa Turner, of Caulfield, Mo. His paternal grandmother, Georgia Parrish, and one aunt, Shawnna Roberts, preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made to Live Strong-Lance Armstrong Foundation and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
 

JAN 7, 1927-MAY 8, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Goodwin Funeral Home will be in charge of a private Memorial Service to be held at a later date for Hazel Elizabeth Freeman Simpson, 80, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of Cadiz, Kentucky. Mrs. Simpson died on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 8 p.m., at her home in Louisville, Kentucky of natural causes. Mrs. Simpson was born on January 7, 1927, in Louisville. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Elizabeth Wade Freeman. Mrs. Freeman was retired as Seamstress from Bacon’s in Louisville, and was a member of Dyers Chapel United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett N. Simpson; and two brothers, Don Freeman and Michael Freeman. Survivors include three daughters, Jenny Harvey of Louisville, Laura Carson of Murray, and Ramona Hamilton of Cadiz; and two sisters, Peggy Turner of Bellingham, Mass., and Shirley Freeman of Loveland, Ohio; and two sisters-in-law, Laverne Freeman of Jacksonville, Fla., and Michelle Fishman of Louisville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trigg County Humane Society, P.O. Box 507, Cadiz, KY 42211.

GARNETT W. "COTTON" WILLIAMS

FEB 19, 1923-MAY 7, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Garnett W. "Cotton" Williams, 84, of Granite City, Illinois, formerly of Trigg County, Kentucky, were conducted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at 11 a.m., at Irwin Chapel in Granite City. Pastors John Gamblin and Joel Boyce officiated at the services. Burial followed in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Mr. Williams died on Monday, May 7, 2007, at 10:15 p.m., at his home. Mr. Williams was born on February 19, 1923, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late Maynard and Kitty Dorothy Mize Williams. Mr. Williams was a U.S. Navy Veteran; was retired from Granite City Steel in 1981, after 31 years of service as a steelworker and pitman; and was of the Baptist Faith, being a member of the former Boyd Hill Baptist Church in Trigg County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Eulala Sumner, Maxine Ford, and two in infancy, Geneva and Norma Jean. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Margaret A. Thomas Williams; five daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley A. and Jim Haas of Trenton, Kathy J. and Joel Boyce of Willamina, Ore., Rita S. and James Hearn, Karen L. and Steve Trask, and Linda J. and Glen Winter, all of Granite City; and a son and daughter-in-law, Gary W. and Judy Williams of Cadiz; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Glenda J. and Jerry Pepper of Cadiz; two uncles, Edgar and Viola Mize of Granite City, Robert “Chapel” Bridges of Granite City; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and dear friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice of Belleville, American Cancer Society, or to the American Lung Association, and may be accepted at the funeral home.

RICHARD MARION MCCLAIN

JUN 11, 1954-MAY 3, 2007

KELSO, MO--Richard Marion "Richie" McClain, 52, of Kelso, Missouri died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at his home. He was born June 11, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of Milburn E. "Red" and Armella Scherer McClain. He and Elizabeth Ann Shearer were married Feb. 26, 2000, at Kelso. McClain was owner of McClain Roofing Co. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus Council 6420, and its 4th Degree Assembly 2283. Survivors include his wife; a son, Travis (Denise) McClain of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Kasie (Andy) Ralls of Cape Girardeau; a stepson, Geoff (Raegan) Hannan of Karnak, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Keisha (Joe) German of Springfield, Mo.; his mother of Kelso; a brother, Larry (Nancy) McClain of Kelso; two sisters, Georgia (Dave) Carman and Charlene (Rick) Weber of Kelso; and a granddaughter, Zoe German. He was preceded in death by his father. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. Parish prayers will be at 7, followed by Knights of Columbus service at 7:15. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Church, with the Rev. Oliver Clavin officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery. The family requests memorials to Southeast Hospice, 10 Doctors Park, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63703.

JACK LACY

FEB 11, 1920-APR 30, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Jack Lacy, 87, of O’Fallon, Illinois, formerly of Cadiz, were conducted on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at 1 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Revs. Paul Cannon and Irvin Darnall officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville, with Military Honors provided by the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Lacy died on Monday, April 30, 2007, at 5:30 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Illinois, of natural causes. Mr. Lacy was born on February 11, 1920, in Hopkinsville. He was the son of the late Floyd Preston and Virginia M. Grau Lacy. Mr. Lacy was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Army Air Corp and later served in the U.S. Air Force until he retired in 1960; he served in both WWII and the Korean Conflict; was a member of Canton Baptist Church; was a member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge #121, 32nd Degree Mason, Rizpah Shrine Temple; and a lifetime member of The Thomas and Bridges Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Floy P. Lacy; and two sisters, Dorothy Major and Margaret Giles. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lottie Ellis Lacy, of O’Fallon; a daughter, Martha Lacy Stallons of Belleville; three grandchildren, Michael Hamann, Jeffrey Hamann, and Julie Hamann; and three great-grandchildren. Myra Montgomery, organist, and Joe Bridges, vocalist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Duncan, Michael Hamann, Jeffrey Hamann, Julie Gaffney, Leon Bland, and Carolyn Bland. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Jones, Jr., and the Sunday School Class at Canton Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trigg County Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 99, Cadiz, KY 42211.

ROBERTA HERNDON CALHOUN

SEP 18, 1915-APR 29, 2007

PADUCAH, KY --  Graveside services for Roberta H. “Granny Cal” Calhoun, 91, of Paducah, Kentucky were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County, Kentucky with the Rev. Paul Cannon officiating.  Mrs. Calhoun died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2007 at her home.  A native of Trigg County, she worked at Story’s Drive-In and retired from Allen’s Laundry. Mrs. Calhoun was a member of Southland Baptist Temple.  Surviving are one daughter, Linda Riley of Paducah; two sons, Larry Calhoun and Orville Calhoun, both of Paducah; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvil Herschel Calhoun; one son, Bobby Calhoun; two sisters; two brothers; and one granddaughter. Her parents were Chester and Daisy Calhoun Herndon.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002; or Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 8307, Paducah, KY 42002.


ARNOLD RAY "JIMMY" CHILDRESS

AUG 5, 1940-APR 24, 2007

PORT ST. JOHN, FL-- Arnold R. Jim Childress, 66, of Port St. John, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Parrish Medical Center. Mr. Childress was born in Louisville, KY and he came to Brevard County in 1985 From Lousville. Jim was the owner of Economy Fence Company. He was also an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife Carol; daughters, Amy (Larry) Scarane and Cindy Childress; sons, Ernest (Marlene) Lawrence and Ray (Pam) Childress; his father, Samuel E. Wallace, Sr.; sister, Sherry Fields; brothers, Samuel Wallace and Michael Wallace; six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. Interment at Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Florida.

MINNIE CALHOUN PHILLIPS

JAN 18, 1924-APR 24, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Minnie Calhoun Phillips, 83, of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, April 27, 2007, at 2 p.m., at King’s Funeral Home. Revs. Paul Cannon and Ronnie Sivells officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Phillips Family Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Phillips died on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at 11:03 a.m., at the Princeton Health Care Manor following a long illness. Mrs. Phillips was born on January 18, 1924, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Dessie Puckett Calhoun. Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker; worked for Thomas Industries for 15 years until she retired in 1972; was a member of the Canton Baptist Church, where she was one of the oldest living members; and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Women’s Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Phillips in 2005; a son, Franklin E. Phillips in 1998; five brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Tony Thomas and Margie and Gary Ellis, all of Cadiz; five grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 12 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and 18 nieces and nephews. Courtney Harrison, vocalist, Canton Baptist Church Choir, Betty Oakley, organist, and Clarissa King, pianist provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were E.J. Calhoun, Tommy Lyons, Orbie Dell Calhoun, David Cortner, James Boddy, and Leon Bland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canton Baptist Church Visionary Fund, 423 Boyd’s Landing Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

LEE ANN CAMPBELL ORNDORFF

1967-APR 20, 2007

LEAVENWORTH, KS-- Lee Ann Campbell Orndorff, 40, a loving mother and daughter and employee of Studdard Moving and Storage died Friday April 20, 2007 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Leavenworth, Kansas. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, April 25, 2007, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Davis Funeral Home, 531 Shawnee, Leavenworth, KS 66048. The funeral will be held Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 10:30 am at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 209 7th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Lee Ann was the daughter of Charles and Henria Campbell of Leavenworth. She was born in Lake Village, Arkansas and attended schools around the country and in Korea. She was a graduate of Immaculatta High School in Leavenworth. Lee Ann was preceded in death by her grandparents John Henry and Betty Zeb Williams and Horald and Ollie Mae Campbell. She is survived by her loving daughter and stepchildren Amanda, Alexis, and Dallas Orndorff; her parents Charles and Henria Campbell; her brothers and their wives Charles and Mary Campbell and John and Meegan Campbell, her sister and husband, Sarah Catherine Campbell and Peter Wulfraat; her nephews and niece, Paul, Grace, and Jackson Campbell and Charles Thys Wulfraat, her aunts and uncles, Donna and Steve Whiting, Sissy Campbell, Susan and Phillip Grable, Patsy and Steve Itaya, Lewis Shell, Cara Williams and Peter Eggleston, and Shannon and Cherie Shipp; and numerous cousins and friends. Lee Ann had a warm smile, a kind heart and an engaging laugh. She loved photography and visiting with her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Memorials can be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.


MAYE TUGGLE ARMSTRONG

AUG 24, 1912-APR 17, 2007

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Maye Armstrong, age 94, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at Christian Health Center of natural causes. Mrs. Armstrong was born August 24, 1912 in Trigg County, KY, the daughter of the late Hilrie and Emma Dearing Tuggle. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dennis Armstrong Sr. in 1958; her sister, Marjorie Hale; and a grandson, C. Dennis Armstrong III. Survivors include her son, Charles Dennis Armstrong Jr. of Owensboro, KY; and her daughter, Geneva (Pete) A. Priddy of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren, Pamela (Mark) Gillim, Christopher (Sheri) Armstrong and Mark (Dana) Armstrong; and six great-grandchildren, David Gillim, Joshua Gillim, Charles Armstrong, Nicole Armstrong, Alexander Armstrong and Sarah Armstrong. She is also survived by a loving friend, Suzie Wadley, who helped care for her. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2007 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home Hopkinsville, KY, with Rev. Ron Buck officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Care Communities Chapel Fund at 2310 Faulkner Dr., Hopkinsville, KY.

LURLINE CALHOUN STALLONS

FEB 6, 1925-APR 17, 2007

CADIZ, Ky. — Lurline Calhoun Stallons, 84, of Cadiz died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at Trigg County Hospital. Mrs. Stallons was a homemaker and a member of Dyers Chapel United Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Edward Stallons of Cadiz; two daughters, Charlene Armour and Geraldine Noel, both of Cadiz; three brothers, Raymond Calhoun of Oscoda, Mich., and Albert Calhoun and Thomas Calhoun, both of Cadiz; one sister, Myrtie Hudson of La Center; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Stallons; one daughter, Linda Imogene Stallons; two brothers; two half brothers; and one sister. Her parents were James Monroe Calhoun and Lucille Noel Calhoun. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2007 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. James Shuck officiating. Burial will be at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County.

GERALDINE HINDENACH HENDRICKS

DEC 18, 1933-APR 13, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, IN-- Geraldine A. Hendricks 72, Indianapolis, passed away on April 13, 2007. She was born in Roanoke, Virginia to Wilber Hindenach and Gladys Davis. She attended the River of Life Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and the Silver Eagles. She was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Billy Hendricks. Geraldine is survived by her mother, Gladys Davis; sons, Billy James Hendricks, Jr. and James Daniel Hendricks; daughters, Donna Jolly and Areulia Hornak; sister, Joyce Hager; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, where friends may call from 12 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

KARA GAIL EUBANKS

OCT 12, 1992-APR 13, 2007

CALHOUN, KY -- Kara Eubanks, 14, of Calhoun, Kentucky died April 13, 2007, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. The Owensboro native was born October 12, 1992. She was a member of the freshman class at McLean County High School, where she was a varsity cheerleader and member of Future Farmers of America and the Fellowship of Christian Students. She was a member of Beech Grove Christian Church, where she was also active in the Christian Youth Fellowship. She enjoyed school, cheering, singing, four-wheeler riding, hunting, boating, spending time outdoors with her animals and being with her friends and family. She was a daughter of Farren Dean Eubanks and Carla Rogers Eubanks, who survive. She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Jessie “Buck” Eubanks, who died September 6, 2003. Funeral is at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at McLean County High School Gymnasium, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in McLean County. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Kara Gayle Eubanks, Memorial Scholarship Fund at McLean County High School, c/o Muster Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 160, Calhoun, Kentucky 42327. Online condolences may be made at www.musterfuneral homes.com. Other survivors include two brothers, Kyle Layne Eubanks and William Dalton Eubanks, both of Elba; a sister, Jessica DeAnn Eubanks of Elba; her grandparents, Janice Minton Eubanks of Beech Grove and the Rev. Charles and Nancy Rogers of Bowling Green; a great-grandfather, Edward Rogers of Bowling Green; four uncles, Tom Rogers and his wife, Stacey Rogers, of Cadiz, Mark Rogers and his wife, Teresa, of Bowling Green and Dale Eubanks and his wife, Dana, and Larry Eubanks, all of Calhoun; and her pets, a ferret, Taz, and dogs, Brandy, L.J. and Frito.

BARBARA JEAN TAYLOR PHILLIPS

FEB 22, 1935-APR 14, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Barbara Jean Taylor Phillips, 72, of Cadiz, were conducted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Revs. Lester Watson and O.D. Boyd officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Mrs. Phillips died on Saturday, April 14, 2007, at 8:30 a.m., at her residence of natural causes. Mrs. Phillips was born on February 22, 1935, in Cadiz. She was the daughter of the late Joe Clifford and Nina P. Bridges Taylor. Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker, and a member of East Cadiz Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Phillips of Cadiz; a son, John Timothy Phillips of Cadiz; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Walt Boyd of Newstead; a sister, Mable Hudson of Benton; three grandchildren, Tera Beth Litchfield, Tabitha Irene Coleman, and Tiffany Walker; and two great-grandchildren, McDaniels Garrett and Dakota Coleman. Clay King, vocalist and pianist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Mitchell Bryant, Kenneth Cunningham, Tom Covington, Mike Sale, Darrell Walker, and Jackie Walker. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadiz Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211.

DUSTIN RAY FOWLER

NOV 1, 1992-APR 12, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Dustin Ray Fowler, 14, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sunday, April 15, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Revs. Mike Rust and John Hagan officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Caldwell Blue Spring Cemetery in Caldwell County. Dustin Ray died on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., following a short illness. Dustin Ray was born on November 1, 1992, in Hopkinsville. He was the son of Rhonda Faye Swatzell Fowler of Cadiz, and Jeffrey Ray Fowler of Gracey. Dustin Ray was a member of the Caldwell Blue Spring Baptist Church; was a 7th grade student at Trigg County Middle School; and was a member of the Trigg County Baseball Team. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles “Rip” and Charlene Kelly Swatzell; maternal great-grandmother, Annie Kelly; paternal great-grandparents, Terry and Mallie Fowler; and paternal great-grandmother, Frances Sholar. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Jesse Lacy of Cadiz; half-brother, Scotty Jones of Hopkinsville; half-sister, Madison Skinner of Glasgow; and niece, Skylynn Grace Lacy of Cadiz. Serving as pallbearers were Nick Watkins, A.J. Sholar, R.J. Sholar, T.J. Joiner, Todd Joiner, Devon Morris, Andrew Walker, Brian Wynn, Kevin Marlowe, Jamie Stewart, Matthew Linn, Anthony Isbill, Zack Lane, and Zack Brock. Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Bridges, Zack Bridges, Trigg County High School Baseball Team – John David Fourqurean, Kyle Allen, Donald Bush, Caleb Reynolds, Jamie Guinn, Devon Morris, Taylor Lowary, Tony Bryant, Lucas Riddle, Will Stagner, Mike Holloway, Ryan Eubanks, Tony Finley, Shane Banks, Tyler Greenman, Kyle Bulawa, Drew Pool, Hunter Smillie, Jordon P’Pool, Jason Parker, Josh Green, Mitch Rogers, R.J. Sholar, Todd Joiner, Cameron Sumner, Dillon Clonko, Dakota Potter, Kyle Tinkham, Coaches—Jackie Sholar and Jason Wilson. Memorial contributions may be made to Dustin Ray Fowler Memorial Fund, c/o Integra Bank, P.O. Box 500, Cadiz, KY 42211.

JAMES DAIL GROSS

MAY 20, 1943-APR 1, 2007

WORTHINGTON, IN-- James Dail Gross, 63, Worthington, passed away April 1, 2007 at his home. He was born May 20, 1943 at Mayfield, Ky., the son of James Wright Gross and Verba Lurline (Perry) Gross. He was first married to Bonnie Sue Ladyman on May 6, 1963 at Qulin, Mo. He later married Connie Lynn Thatcher on Dec. 26, 1986 at Coal City. He graduated from Qulin High School in May 1962. He moved to the St. Louis area after graduation, working at REA Express until 1970 when he began work at Krey Packing Company. During the 12 years he lived in Arnold, Mo., he was an active member of the Jaycees, and served on the Arnold Police Personnel Board. He served as President of the Arnold Park Commission during the early 1970s. He relocated to Houston, Texas and began employment with Cahokia Flour Company before moving to Indiana in the late 1970s. Dail worked at Worthington Packing Company, Nice-Pac Company and Sunbeam before retiring in 1992. Dail had farmed for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife Connie Thatcher of Worthington; one daughter Gina Marmonti and husband Dean of Festus, Mo.; his mother Verba Gross of Mountain View, Mo.; his first wife Bonnie Sue Gross of Festus, Mo.; one stepson Darin Hostetter and wife Tricia of Terre Haute; two brothers John W. Gross and wife Carol of Qulin, Mo., and William P. Gross of Wentzville, Mo.; his father in law and mother in law Junior and Pauline Thatcher of Worthington, one brother in law, Larry Thatcher and wife Mona of Coal City; one sister in law Tracy Tarr and husband Rich of Bloomfield; three grandchildren Gavin Joseph Marmonti, Dominic James Marmonti and Gaige "Antonio" Marmonti, all of Festus, Mo.; his nieces and nephews, Michael Gross and wife, Michelle of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Madelyn Gross of Spring Lake, N.C.; Perry Gross of Wentzville, Mo.; Joseph James Gross of Springfield, Mo.; Ashley Gross of Mountain View, Mo.; Jacob Thatcherand wife Mandy, of Linton; Zack Tarr, Libby Tarr and Michelle Tarr, all of Bloomfield. He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Gross, one brother Joseph R. Gross, one sister in law Leota Gross; his paternal grandparents, Owen Smith Gross and Jennie Frances (Griffith) Gross; one step grandmother Opa Osburn Gross; his maternal grandparents John "Alec" Perry and Nellie Fayne (Martin) Perry. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Qulin City Cemetery in Qulin, Mo., with the Rev. J. R. Bruce officiating. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 11a.m. at Qulin City Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, Mo. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Our Lady School in Festus, Mo., at 1599 St. Mary's Lane, Festus, Mo., 63028. Local arrangements were handled by Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington.


MYRTLE LORENE BOWERS

MAY 21, 1919-MAR 25, 2007

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Myrtle Lorene Bowers, 87, Velma Drive, died at 5:30 p.m., Sunday March 25, 2007, at Covington's Convalescent Center of natural causes.

DOROTHY COPELAND SHOLAR

MAY 25, 1921-MAR 22, 2007

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Dorothy Virginia Sholar, 85, of Mayfield, Kentucky were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Revs. Ronnie Stinson and Nathan Rogers officiating. Burial was at Highland Park Cemetery. Mrs. Sholar died at 5:06 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2007, at her home. She was a member of Trace Creek Baptist Church, the hospital auxiliary and Senior Friends. Mrs. Sholar was formerly employed by Watson’s Food Center, Liberty Savings Bank, Medlins, Youngblood’s Super Market and First National Bank. Surviving are one daughter, Patsy (Leonard) May of Mayfield; one sister, Mary Beckham of Folsomdale; two brothers, Douglas Copeland of South Gate, Mich., and Aaron “Pete” Copeland of Mayfield; four grandchildren, Jill (Nathan) Rogers, Justin (Amy) Carrico and Jennifer May, all of Mayfield, and Joel Carrico of Lexington; and two great-grandchildren, Johnathan Rogers and Sarah Gail Rogers, both of Mayfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ed Sholar, and four brothers, Joe Copeland, G.D. Copeland, Finis Copeland and Dewey Copeland. Her parents were Nolan and Ethel Griffin Copeland. Memorial contributions may be made to Mayfield-Graves County Senior Citizens, 901 N. 15th St., Mayfield, KY 42066. Active pallbearers: Justin Carrico, Joel Carrico, Bud Beckham, Craig Beckham, Brad Copeland and Dennis Phelps. Honorary pallbearers: Norman Carter, Jerry Farthing, David Copeland and Doug England

ANITA HUGHES CAMERON

FEB 20, 1949-MAR 19, 2007

GRACEY, KY -- Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of graveside services for Anita Hughes Cameron, 58, of Gracey, on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at 11 a.m., at the Siloam Cemetery in Trigg County. Rev. Don Bunch officiated at the service. Burial followed in the Cemetery. Mrs. Cameron died on Monday, March 19, 2007, at 2:47 p.m., at her residence of natural causes. Mrs. Cameron was born on February 20, 1949, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Alton and Hazel Lancaster Hughes. Mrs. Cameron was an agent with Primerica, and was a member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Cameron. Survivors include her husband, Jesse Cameron of Gracey; a brother, Rev. Gary Hughes of Bowling Green; a sister, Wanda Calhoun of Greenville, Ind.; Mother-in-law, Nina Cameron of Lexington; two sisters-in-law, Alice Baker of Lexington, and Frances Taylor of Greenville, S.C. Serving as pallbearers were James Hughes, Luther Hughes, Ronnie Drennan, Jesse Sumner, Stan Brimmer, and Barry Alexander. Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, In Memory of Anita & Jennifer Cameron, through Bethesda Methodist Church, 305 Dogwood Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.

DORIS PEAL VINSON

AUG 11, 1919-FEB 25, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Doris Peal Vinson, 87, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, formerly of Cadiz, Kentucky, were conducted on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Norman Ellis, John Vinson Bradley, and David Bradley, IV officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Vinson died on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes. Mrs. Vinson was born on August 11, 1919, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Hilson Perry and Hattie Gray Peal. Mrs. Vinson was a homemaker; a member of the Eastern Star; a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and was a member of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John R. “Jack” Vinson, Jr.; three sisters, Mamie Crick, Anna Brown, and Eunice Ellis; and a son-in-law, Ted Holm. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John R., III, and Margie Vinson of Cadiz; two daughters and son-in-law, Anne and Jeff Wamser of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Carolyn Holm of Paducah; grandchildren, Kelli Vinson, Susan and Dr. Kyle Carter, John Mark Vinson, H. Neal and Jennifer West, L. Dale West, Shannon J. Wamser, David, IV, and Carolyn Bradley, John Vinson and Annie Bradley, Kim and Brian Glitner, Chris and Sarah Holm; great grandchildren, Jon Tyler Golden, Kyle Carter, Jr., Catherine Elizabeth Carter, Jackson Ford Vinson, Jordan Olivia Vinson, Ben D. West, Taylor A. Wamser, Allison Bradley, Katherine Bradley, Zachary Giltner, Madison Giltner, Catherine Holm, and Lily Holm; step-great-grandchild, Kyle J. Cooper; Caregiver, Lenita Stewart of Herndon. Martha Fortner, pianist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were David Bradley, IV, John Vinson Bradley, John Mark Vinson, H. Neal West, L. Dale West, Chris Holm, and Jackson Vinson.

WILLIAM DANIEL LAVERY, JR

JAN 6, 1942-FEB 19, 2007

HADDONFIELD, NJ – William D. Lavery, Jr. died on February. 19, 2007. Bill was born in Philadelphia on Jan. 6, 1942, the son of William and Jeanne Lavery. He is survived by his wife Mary Louise, his son Daniel Lavery of San Diego, his daughter Susannah Lavery of Los Angeles, his mother Jeanne Lavery of Haddonfield, his brother John Lavery and wife Melissa of North Wales, PA and brother Bob Lavery and wife Rea of Shillington, PA. Additionally eight nieces and nephews survive him.. The funeral was held Saturday morning, February 24, 2007at 10 AM in the Sanctuary of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd. Haddonfield, NJ 08033. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Building Fund at the church at the above address, or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

ALMA DREWRY THORSEN

SEP 30, 1911-FEB 17, 2007

CHICKASHA, OK--Funeral service for Alma Elizabeth Thorsen, 95, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at the First Lutheran Church of Chickasha. Alma Elizabeth Thorsen was born September 30, 1911 in Seminole County, Oklahoma the daughter of William P. and Mary Floy (Smyth) Drewry and died February 17, 2007 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.  Alma and Carvin Halbert Thorsen were married July 16, 1933 at the First Lutheran Church in Chickasha.  They lived in Grady County all of their married life.  Alma was a housewife, mother, chauffeur (Clarence Gail and Annetta), homeroom mother for many years at Friend School, and partner with her husband Carvin over 60 years in his mechanic business, and his helper when they built their home east of Chickasha. She was preceded in death by:  Her husband: Carvin Thorsen in 1994; three brothers: Houston Alexander Drewry, Carl William Drewry, Sr., and Jay Smyth Drewry. one sister: Violet Draper (Drewry) Robbins. Survivors include: one son: Clarence Gail Thorsen and wife Beverly of Chickasha; one daughter: Annetta Deloris Brown and husband Larry of Morristown, New Jersey; two brothers: Otis Lee Drewry of Fremont, California; Brice Drewry of Bakersfield, California; three sisters: Tessie Lorene Chandler of Seminole, Oklahoma; Alpha Louise Smith and husband Raymond Neil of Earlsboro, Oklahoma; Mary Lynn Williams of Seminole, Oklahoma; three grandcihldren: Dr. Debra Diane Brown and husband Dr. John Bret of Los Gatos, California; Dr. Lynn Alan Brown and wife Deidra Jane of Spokane, Washington; Gary Wayne Brown and wife Jennifer Ann of Randolph, New Jerse;y 5 great-grandchildren: Courtney Cellar of Las Gatos, California; Justin Brown of Randolph, New Jersey; Lindsay Cellar of Los Gatos, California;Lauren Brown of Randolph, New Jersey; Many nieces and nephews living across the country.  Interment will be in the Pioneer Cemetery, Norge, under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 387, Chickasha, Oklahoma 73023.

BETTY RENE JOINER BRIDGES

FEB 12, 1949-FEB 15, 2007

NASHVILLE, TN -- A Memorial service for Betty Rene Joiner Bridges, 58, of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Trigg County, Kentucky, was conducted on Saturday, February 24, 2007, at 4 p.m., at Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Smyrna, Tennessee, with family and friends participating in the service. Mrs. Bridges died on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 8 p.m., at her residence in Nashville, following a long illness. Mrs. Bridges was born on February 12, 1949, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Myra Joiner. Mrs. Bridges was a Trigg County High School graduate; graduated from Draughon’s Business College in Nashville; served in the U.S. Army National Guards; owned and operated a Boutique and Tanning Salon; and was a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Vetter and Barbara Lang. Survivors include her husband, William E. “Bill” Bridges; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Stacey Bridges; three grandchildren, John Bridges, Kara Bridges and Hannah Bridges; two brothers, Curtis Joiner of Cuba, New York, and Lloyd Joiner of Washington, Ill.; two sisters, Jane Boyd of Riverside, Calif., and Doris G. Rauhut of Las Vegas, Nev.; and numerous Godchildren in Nashville. 

HERBERT LEE SANDERS 

OCT 21, 1941-FEB 8, 2007

CALVERT CITY, KY-- Funeral services for Herbert Lee "Herb" Sanders, 65, of Calvert City are schedule for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel at Collier Funeral Home in Benton.  The Rev. Terry Mathis, the Rev Ron Melton, the Rev Johnny Davis, and the Rev. Jack Kee will officiate.  Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery in Land Between the Lakes.  Mr. Sanders passed away at 4:50 p.m., Thursday, Feb 8, 2007 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.  Mr. Sanders was a member of Gilbertsville Baptist Church; was chairman of Marshall County Crime Stoppers; was coordinator of Gilbertsville Neighborhood Watch; was past financial secretary of International Association of Machinists Local No. 1294; and was chairman of the Gilbertsville Volunteer Fire Department Board.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gloria Jean Lowery Sanders; one son Douglas Lee Sanders and wife, Sarah, of Gilbertsville; one brother, Charles Sanders and wife, Darlene, of Smithland; two grandsons,  Taylor Douglas Sanders and Levi Austin Sanders, both of Gilbertsville; one brother-in-law, L. M. Lowery and wife, Regina, of Benton; special cousin, Jackie Travis and wife Marlene, of Calvert City; two nephews, Steve Sanders of Gilberstivlle and Bryan Sanders of Smithland; and one niece, Charla Gibbons of Nortonville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Mary Croxton Sanders; one brother, Ray Sanders; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Jane Lowery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p. m. Saturday, Feb 10, 2007, at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

RUTH MAE THOMAS PARNELL

APR 24, 1926-FEB 8, 2007

HOPKINSVILLE, KY-- Ruth Thomas Parnell, 80, Riverwood Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ron Hicks officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A native of Trigg County, she was born April 26, 1926, the daughter of the late Jago and Ruby Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. Her husband, Willard Parnell, preceded her in death in 2003. Survivors include a son, Steven W. Parnell, St. Francisville, La.; two sisters, Naomi Cowherd, Hopkinsville, and Mary Ann Stufflebeam, Sarasota, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, 501 Noel Avenue, Hopkinsville, Ky. 42240.

JAY SMYTH DREWRY

DEC 19, 1925-FEB 5, 2007

LAFAYETTE, LA-- Funeral services for Maud native Jay Smyth Drewry are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers in Lafayette, La.  Rev. Perry Sanders, Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church will officiate at the services and will be assisted by Rev. Steve Horn, Pastor of First Baptist Church.  Interment will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery in Lafayette under the direction of Delhomme Funeral Home.  Drewry, 81, passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at Lafayette General Medical Center. He was born the son of the late W.P. Drewry and the former Mary Floye Smyth.  He was a Mason with Hope Lodge. Mr. Drewry was a member of the "Over the Hill Gang" which met regularly at Mel’s Diner. He retired from Southern Flow Measurements after 25 years of service.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael David Drewry; one sister; and two brothers.  Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Leeta Moreland Drewry; one son, Rick J. Drewry and wife, Shotsie; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Drewry; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four sisters, and two brothers.  Visiting hours will be observed on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will continue on Thursday, from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Pallbearers will be Troy Drewry, Eric Drewry, Tony Delcambre, Aaron Delcambre, Tex Green and Randy Kenerson. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class and the Oilfield Gang. Memorial contributions can be made in the name of Jay Smyth Drewry to Vision 71, Bldg. Program of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3888, Lafayette, LA 70502.

JOE HAZEL BUSH CUNNINGHAM

JUL 14, 1935-JAN 28, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Goodwin Funeral Home conducted graveside services for Joe Hazel Bush Cunningham, 71, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Siloam Cemetery in Trigg County. Rev. James Shuck officiated at the services. Burial followed in the cemetery. Mrs. Cunningham died on Sunday, January 28, 2007, at 12:46 p.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, of an apparent heart Attack. Mrs. Cunningham was born on July 14, 1935, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late William Amos "Stub" and Irene Louise Bullock Bush. Mrs. Cunningham was retired from International Shoe Factory with 28 years of service; was currently employed with Hunan Restaurant in Hopkinsville as Hostess; and was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lola Lane. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Alfred "Pee Wee" Cunningham of Hopkinsville; a brother, Don Bush of Hopkinsville; and two sisters, Annie Huddleston and Carolyn Rogers, both of Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Mark Quarles, Josh Fritz, Kenneth Allen, Matthew Lane, Mike Lane, Ricky P'Pool, and Tony Lane. Memorial contributions may be made to Siloam Cemetery Fund, 1808 Siloam Road, Cadiz, KY 42211, or Relay For Life, 218 Canton Lakeshore Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211. 

RUTH EVELYN MARTIN TILLMAN

NOV 28, 1914-JAN 26, 2007

FAIRHOPE, AL--Ruth Evelyn Martin Tillman, 92, died Jan. 26, 2007. She was a resident of Fairhope, Alabama. Tillman was an advocate for the Fairhope Single Tax Colony, a Girl Scout leader, a librarian at the Fairhope First Baptist Church, a volunteer of the Heart Foundation and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Joan Giovano and Victoria Armstrong, both of Fairhope; a son, Stephen Tillman of Fairhope; and eight grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Fairhope Colony Cemetery . Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. at the Fairhope Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Fairhope.

MARTHA SUE WORKMAN VINSON

JUL 2, 1929-JAN 26, 2007

PURYEAR, TN--Mrs. Sue Vinson, 77, West State Line Road, Puryear, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at 10:15 a.m. at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. A member of Hazel Baptist Church, she worked as a teacher's aide at Puryear Elementary School. Born July 2, 1929 in Murray, she was the daughter of the late Ollie Workman and Susie Marshall Workman. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Clayton and Sam Workman, and a sister Marelle Loafman. Survivors include her husband Willie Vinson, to whom she married July 17, 1929 in Corinth, Miss.; her daughter, Beth Mangrum and husband Keith, Puryear; three sisters, Mary Jo Dortch and Roxie Burkeen, both of Murray, and Doris Hopkins, Detroit, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Ida Lorene Vinson, Puryear, and Christine Workman, South Gate, Mich.; and one grandson, Jason Mangrum and wife Jenny, Puryear. Services will be Monday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Hazel Baptist Church with Revs. Jerry Lee and Tim Cole officiating. Burial will be at Hazel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-9 p.m. at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home, as well as from noon until 1 p.m. Monday at Hazel Baptist Church.

NITA JUNE BRADFORD LOWE

APR 7, 1931-JAN 25, 2007

UNIONTOWN, KY -- Nita June Lowe, 75, Uniontown, died at 8:54 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at Methodist Hospital in Union County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Uniontown Baptist Church and of Eastern Star No. 274. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Lowe, who died in 2005. Survivors include three sons, Gary Lee Lowe of Morganfield, Jerry Wayne Lowe of Uniontown and Eddie Lowe Jr. of Owensboro; two sisters, Peggy King of Uniontown and Ruth Ann Bickett of Princeton, Ky.; one brother, Morris H. Bradford Jr. of Wadesville, Ind.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Chris Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.


JAMES PHILLIP (JIMMY) MERRICK

AUG 24, 1941-JAN 14, 2007

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for James Phillip "Jimmy"  Merrick, 65, of Cadiz, Kentucky were conducted on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Ronnie Sivells officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Caldwell Blue Spring Cemetery in Caldwell County. Mr. Merrick died on Sunday, January 14, 2007, at 8:45 p.m., at the University of Louisville Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Merrick was born on August 24, 1941, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late William Henry and Henry Lovie Reddick Merrick. Mr. Merrick was a Heavy Equipment Operator, Carpenter, and a Farmer, and was a member of Canton Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Norris Merrick, Bobbie Merrick, Willie Merrick, and Thomas Merrick. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Wyatt Merrick of Cadiz; a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Serada Merrick of Louisville; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Terry Stallons of Cadiz; four brothers, William E. Merrick of Princeton, Richard Merrick of Morganfield, Lucian Merrick of St. Charles, and Amos Merrick of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Mary Jones of Cadiz; three grandchildren, Terra Joy Stallons, Matthew Lee Stallons, and Amy Nichole Merrick Shepherd; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Shepherd and Cameron Shepherd. Becky Freeman, vocalist, and Barbara Jean Futrell, pianist provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were Travis Carneyhan, Joe Lee Terrell, Matt Rogers, Scott Jolly, Johnny Boyd, and Billy Earl Sumner.

ROBERT EDWARD DUNN

FEB 16, 1916-JAN 10, 2007

 CAIRO, IL--Services for Robert E. Dunn, 90, of Cairo, Illinois were heldl be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2007 at Barkett Funeral Home with Dr. Larry L. Potts officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge.  Mr. Dunn died at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired as lieutenant colonel after more than 34 years in military service. Mr. Dunn was a member of Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center and Cairo Masonic Lodge No. 237 AF&AM, a Patriots Member of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and a life member of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States.  Surviving are two sisters, Alice D. Johnston and Helen D. Watson, both of Cairo, and several nieces and nephews.  His parents were John Edward and Grace Jane Roberts Dunn. He was the great-grandson of river pilot Edwin C. Thomas, who died July 20, 1864.

 

THELMA SLAGLE WAGNER

JAN 20, 1914-JAN 8, 2007

 TULAS, OK-- Thelma Lee Wagner, 92, passed away Monday, January 8, 2007 in Universal City, TX. Born January 20, 1914 in Searcy, AR to George and Bertha Slagle. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, John L. Wagner; seven brothers and sisters. Survived by daughter, Marilyn McKim and husband, Mike; son, John Wagner and wife, Dale; two sisters, Mary Todd Jobe and Janice Mabel Lawrence; three grandchildren, Michelle McKim, Tyler Wagner & Austin Wagner, Service will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 13, 2007 at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel. Moore's Southlawn Chapel.

 
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