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MAY 23, 1923-DEC 31, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Graveside services for Dorothy Mae Broadbent, 82, of Cadiz, were conducted on Monday, January 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Trigg Memory Acres, Cadiz. King’s Funeral was in charge of arrangements.  Brother Don Mock officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres, Cadiz. Mrs. Broadbent died on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at 10:07 p.m. at Kindred Hospital, Louisville, KY of natural causes. Mrs. Broadbent was born May 23, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Henry David and Maggie Louise Dearing Sholar. Mrs. Broadbent was a homemaker. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Trigg Co. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Burley Broadbent, Jr. 1996, step daughter, Emma Jean Broadbent, and two brothers, Jesse Leroy Sholar and Noble Earl Sholar, and one sister, Martha Francis Meredith. Survivors include one son Vernon Broadbent, Cadiz, three brothers; Harrison Sholar, Cadiz, Lacy Sholar, Hopkinsville, and Ernest Sholar, Cadiz, three step grandchildren; Greg Abbo, Detroit, MI, George Abbo and Erik Abbo, Dalton, Georgia and a number of step great grandchildren.

 


 

SEP 15, 1950-DEC 21, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Wesley M. Wyatt, 58, of Cadiz, will be conducted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Mitcheson will officiate at the services. Burial will follow in the Burnett Cemetery in Calloway County. Mr. Wyatt died on Sunday, December 21, 2008, at 12:09 a.m., at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga., following a short illness. Mr. Wyatt was born on September 15, 1950, in Calloway County. He was the son of the late Loyd Helton and Susie Hargrove Wyatt. Mr. Wyatt was retired from Fisher Price in Murray; was of the Baptist Faith; and was a member of the Moose Lodge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Wyatt; and a sister, Martha Nell Wyatt. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Wyatt of Cadiz; three daughters, Leslie Wyatt of Murray, Stacy Wyatt of Grand Rivers, and Erica York of Memphis, Tenn.; a step son, Brandon Fout of South Fulton, Tenn.; a step daughter, Melissa Moffit of Martin, Tenn.; three brothers, Loyd Wyatt of Cerulean, and Billy Wyatt and Johnny Wyatt, both of Cadiz; two sisters, Sadie Cole and Debbie Boyd, both of Cadiz; and four grandchildren, Eva Gabrielle Watkins, Chelliney Watkins, Dylan Watkins, and Elliott Gary. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Baker, Craig Green, Johnny Boyd, Brandon Fout, Jamie Wyatt, and Jerry Hargrove



 

JAN 30, 1912-DEC 15, 2008

BOWLING GREEN, KY -- Rob Shelton Bridges, 96, died Dec. 15, 2008, at The Medical Center. The Trigg County native was born Jan. 30, 1912. She grew up in Gracey and was a graduate of Bethel Women’s College in Hopkinsville and Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tenn. She also attended Western Kentucky University. Retired at the time of her death, she had served as an elementary teacher and librarian for 47 years in the Hopkinsville Independent Schools and the Christian County Schools. She began her teaching career at age 17 in a one-room school at Casey Creek in Trigg County and also taught in Gracey Public Schools. She was a member of West Union Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Hopkinsville, Cadiz Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Bowling Green. She was a daughter of the late Robertson and Daisy Shelton and the wife of the late Robert Alton Bridges. She was preceded in death by her foster daughter, Lysbeth Cameron, who died in 1997. Family memorial services will be held at a time to be announced later. J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to any local congregation. Survivors include a son, the Rev. Richard W. Bridges and his wife, Sandra, of Bowling Green; two grandsons, Robert A. Bridges II and his wife, Lauren, of Allen County and J. Wilson Bridges of New York City; two great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Bridges and Alton Monroe Bridges; two nephews, Chris Cameron of Scottsboro, Ala., and Richard Kip Cameron of Hopkinsville; and a niece, Susan Clifton of Paducah.

 

 

JAN 31, 1924-DEC 15, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Grace Annalene Terrell Braboy, 84, of Cadiz, Kentucky died Monday, December 15, 2008 at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz.  She was of the Baptist faith.  She was a former member of the Trigg County Riding Club and a Sunday School teacher. She retired from Hopkinsville Clothing.  She is survived by her husband, Herbert Braboy; one daughter, Louise Sanderson of Cerulean; one brother, George Edward Terrell of Louisville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Arlie Haydon Braboy; one brother; and six sisters. Her parents were Bob and Emma Bridges Terrell.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2008 at Goodwin Funeral Home of Cadiz with the Rev. Larry King officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville.


 

AUG 22, 1927-DEC 14, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Pauline Cunningham Finley, 81, Cadiz, died at 1:36 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center, Cadiz, of natural causes. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Irvin Darnall officiating.  Burial will be in Allen Cemetery, Cadiz. A native of Cadiz, she was born August 22, 1927, the daughter of the late Mike Monroe and Nola Mae Huddleston Cuningham.  She was retired from Trigg County Hospital and was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church. Her husband, Marcus Lee Finley, died in 1977.  A daughter, Nancy Louise Taylor, also preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Wilma) Minnick, Columbia City, Ind., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

MAY 29, 1962-DEC 13, 2008

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Kenneth E. Robertson, 46, Madisonville Road, died at 3:26 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2008, at Kindred Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., of natural causes.  A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008 at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Farmer officiating.   He was born May 29, 1962, the son of the late Prentice and Ruth Flood Robertson, and was a truck driver. He was a member of the New Barren Baptist Church in Christian County.  Survivors include his wife, Carol Cowan Robertson; a son, Michael Robertson, Hopkinsville; three daughters, Amanda Cowan and Tiffany Blythe, both of Hopkinsville, Chrystal Brantley, Harvest, Ala.; a brother, Stan Robertson, Hopkinsville; and two sisters, Patricia Faughn and Brenda Robertson, both of Hopkinsville.

 

AUG 21, 1943-DEC 12, 2008

PRINCETON, KY -- Tommy Hillyard Jr., 65, of Caldwell County, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at 9:18 a.m. at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. A retired Air Force veteran and welder and member of White Sulphur Baptist Church, he was born Aug. 21, 1943, in Caldwell County, a son of the late Tommy Sr. and Opal Armstrong Hillyard. He was preceded in death by a sister, Daphne Finnell. Survivors include his wife, Lacy Jayne Keel Hillyard; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph Allen and Susan Hillyard of Lyon County and Tommy Lee and Jamie Hillyard of Trigg County; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and Donnie Jenkins and Tammy and Joe Jenkins, all of Princeton; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Hillyard of Caldwell County; and a half-sister Peggy Powell of Caldwell County. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. at White Sulphur Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Landreth officiating, assisted by the Rev. J.R. Bruce. Burial will follow in White Sulphur Church Cemetery with military rites at graveside. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton and from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church on Monday.


 

MAR 15, 1921-DEC 12, 2008

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Lorene Stallons Vowell, 87, of Hopkinsville died on Friday, December 12, 2008, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights after a short illness.  Lorene was born in Trigg County, Kentucky on March 15, 1921, the daughter of Lewis and Alice Timmons Stallons.  Lorene was a graduate of an LPN nursing school in Glasgow, Kentucky and retired as an LPN from Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville.  Lorene is survived by her son, Gerald S. (Esther) Vowell of Chagrin Falls, OH; her daughter Diane R. May, of Louisville, KY; her granddaughter, Kimberly M. (Larry) Blevins of Louisville, KY; and great-granddaughters Taylor and Madison Blevins of Louisville, KY; a sister, Barbara Williams of Eddyville, KY; brothers, Dalton Stallons of Cadiz, and R.C. Stallons of Cadiz.  Preceding Lorene in death were her husband, William G. Vowell and her brother Walton Stallons.  Funeral services were conducted on Friday, December 19, 2008. from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests any monetary gifts be sent to HHS Baseball, P.O. Box 774 Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


 

JUL 26, 1959-DEC 8, 2008


LOUISVILLE, KY -- Brian Cullen Thomas, 49,left this life on December 8, 2008. Growing up in the Highlands, he graduated from Trinity and studied fine arts at the University of Louisville.  Armed with his talent and perseverance, he worked at Adpro and Merrick Printing, his proficiency gaining him a Master Printer of America Award. He exuded warmth wit and intellect. His father, William Street Thomas, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Rebecca; his son, Phillip; his mother, Catherine; three sisters, Deborah, Jocelyn and Gwennan; one brother Lawrence; three nieces and a nephew. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held noon Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Krazy Dave's, 2817 Del Rio Place. Donations to: Hosparus.


 

OCT 2, 1959-DEC 8, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Linda Lou Richards Cox, 49, of Cadiz, were conducted on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Revs. James Cox and Danny Mitcheson officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Sholar Cemetery in Trigg County.  Mrs. Cox died on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at 6:12 p.m., at her home after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Cox was born on October 2, 1959, in Louisville. She was the daughter of Lucille Samuels Lunsford of Shelbyville, and the late Mark Richards, Jr.  Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and a member of Passions Church in Cadiz.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Whitehouse.  Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Ricky Cox of Cadiz; four brothers, Kenny Richards, Stevie Richards, Ricky Richards, and Howard Richards, all of Shelbyville; a sister, Anita Grigsby of Shelbyville; and her mother-in-law, Juanita Cook of Cadiz.  Katie Cox, pianist, provided the music. Serving as pallbearers were: Lacy Cox, Sr., Timothy Snyder, Ronnie Wayne Snyder, Steven Tarrence, Leon Rathburn, Micah Calhoun, Chris Cox, Jason Edmonds, and Kenny Richards. Honorary pallbearers were Whitney Snyder, Callie Snyder, Samantha Stokes, Wesley Cox, Tiffani Cox, Cozanna Rathburn, Timothy Rathburn, Jeannie Claussen, and Laken Calhoun.

 

FEB 6, 1921-DEC 3, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Ernestine M. Oakley, 87, Cadiz, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2008 at King’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Tom Martin officiating. Burial will be in East End Cemetery. She died at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, Mich., of natural causes. A native of Cadiz, she was born February 6, 1921, the daughter of the late Ivan and Lula Jackson Meador.  She was a retired salesperson for Sears & Roebuck and was a Methodist. Her husband, William Conley Oakley, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Donald Oakley, Cadiz, William Paul Oakley, Gibraltar, Mich., Owen Timothy Oakley, Richmond, Mich., and three grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the Trigg County Humane Society, 4146 Canton Road, Cadiz, Ky., 42211.


 

DEC 17, 1930-NOV 30, 2008

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Funeral services for Richard “R.H.” Braboy, 77, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky were conducted on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Revs. Denny Francis and Wayne Glass officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Peyton-Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County.  Mr. Braboy died on Sunday, November 30, 2008, at 12:55 a.m., at his home of natural causes. Mr. Braboy was born on December 17, 1930, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Lacy Wade and Coella Baker Braboy. Mr. Braboy was retired from TVA, where he was a heavy equipment operator; was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean Conflict; and was a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Combs, vocalist and Rosella Bush, pianist, provided the music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Rena Barnes. Survivors include his wife, Jane Thomas Braboy of Hopkinsville; two sons, Barry Braboy and David Braboy, both of Cadiz; a step son, Ricky Knight of Cadiz; two step daughters, Regina Braboy of Cadiz and Rhonda Knight of Hopkinsville; a sister, Margaret Jane Baldwin of Warren, Mich.; three grandchildren, Shannon Barnes, Heather Barnes, and Brandi Barnes; five step grandchildren, Daniel Knight, Tara West, Danya Dalcome, Joanna Knight, and Natosha Frederick; eight step great-grandchildren, Ethan Hauret, Aaron Hauret, Makayla Knight, Malachi Knight, Sabryn VanHooser, Riley West, Kayla Frederick, and Brooklyn Frederick. Serving as pallbearers were Don Bush, Ricky Knight, Donald Braboy, Marty Hunter, Danny Thomas, and Butch Thomas. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Dee Eggers, 203 Choctaw Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.

 

OCT 28, 1923-NOV 19, 2008

ENID, OK-- The funeral service for Wilma Ruth Beaty, age 85, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2008, at the Central Christian Church in Enid, Oklahoma. Rev. John McLemore and Rev. Don Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. There will be a time for visitation with the family from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Wilma was born October 28, 1923, in Ashley, OK, to William S. and Rachel Northup Easterling and died November 19, 2008, at St Mary's Regional Medical Center, Enid, OK. She graduated from Enid High School in 1941, and attended college in York, Nebraska. She was Rosie the Riveter during World War II at Tinker Air Force Base on the B-25's. Wilma married Kenneth E. Beaty on July 3, 1947, in Oklahoma City. She worked at Northcutt Chevrolet for 15 years and then was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for the Horn of Plenty, Care Givers at Central Christian Church, Meals on Wheels, involved in the Christian Woman's Fellowship, Central Christian Adult Bible Study and co-founder of Friends of the Children in Mexico. She is survived by her son, Kent Beaty and wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Linda Scofield and husband, Richard; grandchildren, Travis and Dain Beaty, Lauren, William and Christian Scofield; three great-grandchildren; Brayden, Gavin and Tyler; and a brother, Bill Easterling. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth; infant son, Kenneth Beaty, and two sisters, Anna Jane Kamm and Dortha Crutcher.

 

SEP 12, 1928-NOV 12, 2008

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Raymond Eugene Joiner Sr., 80, Bostick Drive, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Bradford Heights of natural causes.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2008 at Lamb Funeral Home with military rites, with the Rev. James Russell Stallons and Rep. Myron Dossett officiating. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.   A native of Christian County, he was born September 17, 1928, the son of the late Claude and Lila Hancock Joiner.  He was a Korean Army veteran.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He was a member of the VFW, and the Eagles Club.  He was a yard crew operator for Henderson-Moorefield Lumber Company, Moore-Handley Lumber Company and Wickes Lumber Company.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Bridges Joiner; three sons, Michael W. Joiner and Raymond Eugene Joiner, both of Hopkinsville, and Christopher Todd Joiner, Wickenburg, Ariz.; three brothers, Oneal and Douglas Marvin Joiner, both of Hopkinsville, and Wayne Joiner, Trigg County; four sisters, Pauline Aldridge, Sarah Irwin, Wanda Roberts and Clara Mae Gillette, all Hopkinsville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Library, 1101 Bethel Street, Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240.


 

APR 28, 1917-NOV 10, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Marjorie Earl Warren, 91, Cadiz, died at 12:45 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2008, at the Trigg County Hospital of natural causes.  Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 12 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Hal Shipley officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  a native of Princeton, she was born April 28, 1917, the daughter of the late John and Hattie Ricks Thomas.  She was a retired drug store clerk and was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.  She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.  Her husband, Lee Warren, preceded her in death.  There are no immediate survivors.  Memorials may be made to the Cadiz Gideon Camp, Post Office Box 65, Cadiz, Ky., 42211, or to the cemetery fund at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, in care of Jim Tribble, 45 Floyd Sumner Road, Cadiz, Ky., 42211.  


 

OCT 4, 1913-NOV 8, 2008


GRANITE CITY, IL -- Robert Chappell Bridges, 95, of Granite City, Ill., formerly of Cadiz, died on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City of natural causes. Memorial Services were conducted on Saturday, November 14, 2008, with Irwin Chapel in Granite City in charge.  Mr. Bridges was born on October 4, 1913, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late Jesse C. and Myrtress Davis Bridges.  Mr. Bridges was a carpenter and was of the Baptist Faith.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Mize Bridges in 2003; a sister, Myra L. Hargrove; and two brothers, Conrad Bridges, and C.T. Bridges. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Lynn Hester; a son and daughter-in-law, Dwain and Linda Bridges, all of Granite City; a sister, Elaine B. Leneave of Paducah; and three grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Steve Scarborough of St. Charles, Mo., Emily and Wes Cottrell of Holiday Shores; and Kyle S. Bridges of Las Vegas, Nev.; three nieces locally, Grace Lane Hancock, Florence Mayfield, and Carolyn Williams; and numerous relatives in Trigg County.


 

OCT 16, 1917-NOV 5, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY -- Byron Gerald Wallace, 91, of Mayfield died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mayfield where he served as deacon, trustee, Sunday school teacher and a member of the Horton Bible Class. He was a member and 32nd degree Mason of Mayfield Masonic Lodge No. 369, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a former member of Mayfield Lions Club, a member of the food pantry board and Mayfield High School Alumni Association, a former salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance and the former Dan Gardner Ford dealership, a retired plant manager for Dr Pepper Bottling Co. in Mayfield, and a master electrician.  Survivors include his wife, Lola Lancaster Wallace; three sons, Byron Wallace Jr. of Avon Park, Fla., Jim Wallace of Ripley, Miss., and John Wallace of Woodstock, Ga.; two daughters, Pamela Wallace Strobel of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and Alicia Brown of Jackson, Tenn.; and one stepbrother, James H. “Jack” Williamson of Mayfield. He was preceded in death by two brothers. His parents were William Mason Wallace and Dorothy Nell Williamson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 8, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Mayfield with the Rev. Spence Pate officiating. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery with military rites.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church Living Christmas Tree, c/o First Baptist Church in Mayfield or to the Mayfield-Graves County Food Pantry. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.  


  

MAY 18, 1919-OCT 30, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Lois Light Marquess, 89, of Cadiz were conducted on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home. Ministers Bro. Greg Wells, Bro. Gary Heath, and Bro. Don Moore officiated at the services. Burial followed at the Peyton Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Marquess died on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 6:20 p.m. at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz of natural causes. Mrs. Marquess was born on Sunday, May 18, 1919, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Elzie and Peachie Bridges Light. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Clayton Marquess, brother Robert “Bobby” Light, three sisters, Ada Glenn Light, Ann Rita Stallons and Jean Allen. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bro. Roy and Matilda Marquess, Jr. of Cadiz, two sisters, Betty Stallons and Myrtie Light, both of Cadiz, two sisters-in-law, Thelma Moore and Mary Dell Light, both of Cadiz, three grandchildren, Brian Marquess, Rachel Baggett, Kevin Marquess, and two great-grandchildren, Ty England and Alexis England. Serving as pallbearers were Larry Hooks, Wesley Marquess, Trice Moore, Peyton Marquess, Marty Litchfield, Kyle Hooks, Dustin Light, Brian Marquess, and Kevin Marquess. Bro Roy Marquess, Jr., vocalist, and Martha Fortner, pianist provided the music.


 

NOV 22, 1947-OCT 23, 2008

MARION, KY -- Melinda B. Roberson, 60, of Marion died Thursday, October 23, 2008 at her home.  She was the owner of Melinda's Ceramics and member of Bethany Baptist Church in Sturgis. Survivors include her husband, James Roberson; one daughter, Terri Snyder of Henderson; one stepson, Tommy Roberson of Marion; one stepdaughter, Tina Tabor of Poole; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joy Annette Roberson; her parents, Roscoe and Lucille Hargrove Sutton; one sister; and one brother.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be at Rosebud Cemetery.
 

 

JUL 25, 1934-OCT 13, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY -- Carl E. “Rock” Hixon, 74, of Mayfield died at 4 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2008 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.  Mr. Hixon was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church of Mayfield. He was a retired Mayfield police officer and secretary and treasurer of the Mayfield-Graves County Lodge 21 of the Fraternal Order of Police.  He is survived by his wife, Vanda Lee Hixon; three sons, Steven Hixon of Jacksonville, Fla., James Hixon of Ohio, and Joshua Bell of Gracey; two daughters, Sandra Griffin of Guyton, Ga., and Jessica Musser of Mayfield; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  His parents were James and Gladys Crittendon Hixon. Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 16, 2008,  at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Burial followed in Mayfield Memory Gardens.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. 


 

FEB 6, 1910-OCT 7, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY -- Elsie M. Adams, 98, of Mayfield died Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Mills Health and Rehabilitation.  She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and retired from Curlee Clothing Company.  Surviving are one son, Jerry M. Adams of Parkville, Mo.; two daughters, Dianne McManus and Vicki Toon, both of Mayfield; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Hilton Adams and Gene Adams; two brothers; and one sister. Her parents were Henry and Kate (Tucker) Hixon.  Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2008 at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Burial was at Rozzell Chapel Cemetery.


 

JUN 10, 1941-OCT 2, 2008

PADUCAH, KY -- Graveside memorial services for Betty Elizabeth Battoe Wilkins, 67, of Paducah, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Pastor David Kelly will officiate.  Mrs. Wilkins died Thursday, October 2, 2008, at her daughter’s home in Paducah.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.  Betty is survived by two daughters, Sandy (Todd) Caneer of Gilbertsville and Marcia (Pete) Thomasson of Paducah; two sons, Gene (Sandra) Thomas of Mena, Ark., and Randy Thomas of Paducah; three sisters, Margaret A. Turner and Linda S. Steger, both of West Paducah, and Mary E. Lambert of Boaz; one brother, Don E. Battoe of Paducah; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Norman Wilkins; her daughter, Sherry Yvonne Thomas; parents, James F. and Martha E. Hyde Battoe; and two brothers, James F. Battoe Jr. and Michael Glen Battoe.  At the graveside services, her daughter, Sherry Thomas, will be inurned beside her. She died December 23, 1992. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Dr., Paducah, KY 42003.


 

AUG 2 1924-OCT 1, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Pink “Tiny” Guier, 84, of Cadiz, were conducted on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at 1 p.m., at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cadiz. King’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Revs. Hal Shipley and Larry King officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Guier died on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at 4:10 a.m., at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes.  Mr. Guier was born on August 2, 1924, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Pink Harrell, Sr., and Sidney Alma Williams Guier.  Mr. Guier was a lifelong farmer, who was a Premier Ham Producer, hog producer, cattle producer, tobacco farmer, and a craftsman; was a 50-year member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge #121; was a Kentucky Colonel; and was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lacy Guier.  Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Betty Sue Guier of Cadiz; a son, Harrell Guier of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Bill Stevens and Kaye and Ross Stewart, all of Cadiz; four grandchildren, Devin Stewart of Murray, Shelby Stevens, Kelsey Stewart and Clay Stevens, all of Cadiz.  Jan Oakley, pianist, Mark Harris, vocalist, Faye Stevens and Kaye Stewart, vocalist, provided the music.  Serving as pallbearers were Devin Stewart, Clay Stevens, Randy Armstrong, Bill Stevens, Ross Stewart, Russ Guier, Joe Oakley, Larry Hooks , Donne McCraw, and Hugh Roberts, Jr.  Honorary pallbearers were Oak Grove Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class, Carl T. “Bunny” Bridges, Mack Cunningham, Ned Davis, Lowell McGuire, Hugh H. “Hallie” Roberts, Sr., Dan Sheehan, Frank Simon, Andrew Thomas, Bruce Thomas, and Tom Vinson.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Relay For Life Team, c/o Jim and Linda Tribble, 890 Kings Chapel Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

 

FEB 21 1925-SEP 22, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Susie Hargrove Wyatt, 83, of Cadiz died at 9:27 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2008 at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz.  She was a homemaker and had worked at Trigg County Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith.  She is survived by four sons, Lloyd D. Wyatt of Cerulean, and Wesley Wyatt, Billy Wyatt and Johnny Wyatt, all of Cadiz; three daughters, Sadie Cole, Virginia Merrick and Debbie Boyd, all of Cadiz; one brother, Marcus Hargrove, of Murray; 25 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd H. Wyatt; one son, Jimmy Wyatt; one daughter, Martha Nell Wyatt; five brothers; and two sisters. Her parents were Wesley A. Hargrove and Sadie Ellen Garland Hargrove.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Terry Mitcheson will officiate. Burial will follow in Barnett Cemetery in Calloway County.


 

NOV 26, 1922-SEP 15, 2008

WEST CORVINA, CA -- Mary Cornelia Thomas Hauck, 85, Pomona, California, formerly of Christian County, Kentucky, died Monday, September 15, 2008, at Citrus Valley Home Services in West Covina.  Graveside services were held Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pomona, California.  Todd Memorial Funeral Home, Pomona, was in charge of arrangements.  A native of Christian County, Kentucky, she was born November 26, 1922, the daughter of the late John C. and Mary Thomas.  She was retired after having worked in the office of Dr. Prewitt Owen, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  She was a Baptist.  Her husband, Hillis Hauck, preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Ron Hauck, San Diego, California; a daughter, Lee Hauck Padilla, Covina; two sisters, Frances Carver, Bowling Green, Kentucky., Johnnie Kelly, Naples, Florida, six grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the Jefferson Foundation, 925 Chestnut St., Suite 1110, Philadelphia, Pa., 19107.


APR 23, 1925-SEP 11, 2008

ALTON, IL -- Willie Hayes Bridges of Alton, Illinois formerly of Between the Rivers, Kentucky., died Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was a member of UAW 21 of Alton and a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather. He loved his home and spending time with his family.  Survivors include his wife, Genon Forsythe Bridges; two sisters, Pearl Scillians of Calvert City and Loraine Forsythe and husband Ross of Benton; one brother, Harry Bridges of Benton; one son, Jim Bridges and wife Tammy of El Dorado, Kan.; two granddaughters, Christie Bridges of Wood River and Rebecca King and husband James of Oklahoma City; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Randel Bridges, and three sisters, Minnie Lee Boatright, Anna Dee Mitchell and Louise Gray. His parents were Willie H. and Ellen McCoy Bridges. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville, Kentucky, with the Rev. C. C. Brasher officiating and James King assisting.  Burial will follow at Marshall County Memory Gardens. 


AUG 6, 1913-SEP 10, 2008

CLARKSVILLE, TN --Gladys Nuckols Steger Barnette, 95, Clarksville, died Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at Sterling House. The funeral will be held at 2 PM Saturday at Neal-Tarpley Chapel with Stewart Salyer officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Pembroke, KY. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday and from 1 PM until the hour of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born August 6, 1913 in Bell's Station, KY daughter of the late George Bush Steger and Mary Elizabeth Steger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Hopson Barnette, and a sister, Lillian Sauteben Steger. Ms. Barnette was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Christian County, KY, the Salem Women's Missionary Society and she was a member of the St. Elmo Homemakers Club. She graduated from Howell High School and she attended Memphis State University. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Watson (David), and Barbara Wilbur both of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Lou Ann Wilbur Wright (Steve), Clark Wilbur (Gina), Kisa Watson Braselton (Greg), Lee Watson Persinger(Bill), and eight great-grandchildren, Mary Wright, Rob Wright, Isaac Wilbur, Miles Wilbur, Rebecca Braselton, Eric Braselton, Lainey Persinger, and Watson Persinger. Pallbearers will be Clark Wilbur, Steve Wright, Greg Braselton, Bill Persinger, Scott Celusta, and Wesley Parker. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1410 Golf Club Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040 or to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Library, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040. Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.




AUG 5, 1938-SEP 7, 2008

LEAVENWORTH, KS--Charles Larry Campbell, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at home in Leavenworth. He will be dearly missed by his loving family, including his wife, Henria; his daughter, Sarah; and his sons, Charles Jr. and John. He is also survived by his beloved sisters, Donna Whiting and Martha Ann Campbell. He was the proud grandfather of Amanda Orndorff, Paul, Grace, and Jackson Campbell and of Thys and Rhianna Wulfraat. In death, he joins his parents, Horald and Ollie Mae Campbell; and his daughter, Lee Ann Orndorff. Charles was born in Chicot County, Ark., on Aug. 5, 1938. He was reared in Eudora, Ark., and graduated from Eudora High School in 1956. He attended the University of Arkansas and graduated 1960 with a degree in business administration. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army as an infantryman, where he served for 27 years. During his military career, he completed two tours of duty to Vietnam, and served in Germany, Korea, the Pentagon and Fort Leavenworth. In 1983, Charles retired at Fort Leavenworth as a lieutenant colonel. After retirement, Charles became the owner of James B Studdard Transfer and Storage Company. Under his leadership, the employees of Studdard Transfer won many awards for excellence within the moving industry. Most notably, in 2000 the Department of the Army honored the team at Studdard with a prestigious award for quality service. During his 25 years as its owner, Charles was proud of the positive role the company played in the community of Leavenworth. In 2003, he was named Leavenworth’s “Citizen of the Year.” In the citation, it was recognized that he “was a man of integrity who can be counted upon when there is work to be done for the betterment of our community.” According to Charlie Gregor, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce in 2003, “Without the direct support and contribution of Charles Campbell it is doubtful that Leavenworth would have possession of the original 1913 Parker Carousel.” A man can have no greater fame that to be loved and admired by his family. A visitation will occur at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at the Davis Funeral Home in Leavenworth. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Leavenworth. The family sincerely asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or to another local charity.

JUN 10, 1922-AUG 26, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Floyd Hargrove, 86, of Cadiz, Kentucky were conducted on Friday, August 29, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Rev. David Ray Futrell officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz.  Mr. Hargrove died on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at 7:55 a.m., at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky of natural causes.  Mr. Hargrove was born on June 10, 1922, in Golden Pond, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Wesley Almerine and Sadie Ellen Garland Hargrove.  Mr. Hargrove was of the Baptist Faith.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry Hargrove, Lloyd Hargrove, Rudy Hargrove, and Clarence Earl Hargrove; and two sisters, Lucille Underhill and Frocie Crump.  Survivors include a brother, Marcus Hargrove of Murray; sister, Susie Wyatt of Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews.  Lisa Alonso, vocalist, provided the music.  Serving as pallbearers were Billy Wyatt, Kenny Hargrove, Teddy Underhill, Jerry Hargrove, Patrick Bush, Johnny Boyd, and Tommy Wyatt.

 



MAR 14, 1938-AUG 10, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Daisy Marie McCraw Sadler Flood, 70, Cadiz, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, following a brief illness.  Services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at King’s Funeral Home with the Revs. Norman Cotton and Paul Cannon officiating.  Burial was in the Lawrence Cemetery.   A native of Christian County, she was born March 14, 1938, the daughter of the late Dan Monroe and Hazel Utley McCraw.  She had been a seamstress at Elk Brand Manufacturing Co. and was a retired foster parent having cared for more than 200 foster children for more than 27 years.  She was a member of the Ponderosa Baptist Church.  Her first husband, Clarence David Sadler, preceded her in death.  Survivors include her husband, William R. “Robbie” Flood; four sons, David Anthony, Phillip Allen, Michael DeWayne Sadler, all of Cadiz, and John Micah Flood, the home; four daughters, Dana Marie Cross, Cadiz, Judy Faye Flood Moore, Hopkinsville, Anna Spring Flood and Codie Marie Flood, the home; a foster daughter, Tina Louise Tucker, Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers, William “Bill” McCraw, Sid, David, and Donnie McCraw, all of Cadiz; five sisters, Juanita Jones, Hopkinsville, Doris June Tooley, Linda Keller, Paulette Harris and Reva Wimberly, all of Cadiz, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


JUL 7, 1924-AUG 8, 2008

ODESSA, TX -- Lieutenant Colonel Garland Drewry Bridges Jr., the son of Garland D. Bridges and Annie Thomas Bridges was born July 22, 1924, in Cadiz, Trigg County, Ky. and was taken home to be with his Lord on August 8, 2008, in Odessa.  Garland served in the military thirty-one years beginning as a private in the Army Air Corps in 1944. Discharged from the Air Corps in 1946, he moved to Texas where he met his wife of 62 years, Johnnye F. Buth of Lockney, Texas. He enrolled in Texas Technological College in Lubbock, where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees and a reserve commission in the Air Force upon graduation. In 1950 he took the position of high school principal at New Deal, Texas; however, he was recalled by the Air Force for the Korean War in 1951 and continuously served until his retirement in 1975. His overseas service included Phalsboug, France, Tripoli, Libya and Da Nang, Vietnam. His decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals and a Bronze Star.  After retirement Garland spent 15 years in Austin, pursuing his second career in life insurance sales where his gift of being a people person afforded him numerous opportunities to help others. In 2003, Garland and Johnnye moved to Temple, Texas, to enjoy a second retirement but in 2006 decided it was time to move to Odessa, to be closer to family.  Garland loved his church, his family, his country and golf. He was a lifetime member of the Thomas-Bridges Association and each year looked forward to attending the Association's family reunions, which are held in Cadiz, Ky. He served his church as a deacon; he was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Sons of the American Revolution.  He is survived by his wife, Johnnye F. Bridges of Odessa; sons, Gary L. Bridges and wife Judy Bridges of Odessa and Alan W. Bridges and wife Tammy Bridges of San Antonio; sisters, Anna Foose and Willa Worley of Phoenix; sister-in-law Sarah Sterne of Odessa; four grandchildren, John Drewry Bridges and wife Laren Bridges, Judith Alexandria Bridges, Tanner Jacob Bridges, and Tyler John Bridges; and two great grandchildren, Cydney Elizabeth Sellers and Stroman Drewry Bridges.  Arrangements are by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, of Odessa, Texas.  Funeral Services will be at Crossroads Fellowship Chapel with the Rev Griffin Jones officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.  The family requests that memorials be made to the Crossroads Fellowship Building Fund.


 

JUL 25, 1965-AUG 6, 2008

HARRISON, AR-- Paula Kay Wood, 43, of Pacifica, CA, passed away Wednesday, August 6th at North Arkansas Medical Center in Harrison. She was born July 25, 1965 in Harrison. She graduated from Harrison High School in 1983 with top honors,and was awarded a Associate in Arts degree at North Arkansas Community College in 1985. She was employed many years as a computer programmer at Mass Merchandisers/McKesson Corporation in Harrison until 1994 when she relocated to California to McKesson's corporate headquarters in San Francisco. In 2000, she started a career at Charles Schwab Inc, in San Francisco where she became a Senior Manager. She was a loving daughter, sister, and niece, a very good friend to many. She touched many lives in her short years, with devotion, and motivation. She devoted her life with helping others achieve their goals. She enjoyed traveling, collecting, and attending the Arts while living in the Bay Area. Despite her distance from Harrison, she managed to attend many Harrison Goblin football games. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Horace F.and Evelyn Wood, and Roy T. and Adeline Cantrell. She is survived by her parents, Franklin and LaVonna Wood, of Harrison, a sister and brother-in-law, Pamela and Larry Callahan, of Yellville, and a brother, Richard Wood, of Bella Vista, and by her aunts, cousins, and friends. Open visitation will be at Holt Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at Holt Memorial Chapel by Revered Bruce Hayes at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 12. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Corey Sargent, Tyson Sargent, David Krueger, Greg Norvell, Dennis Thompson and Tom Brown.



NOV 18, 1946-AUG 2, 2008

PADUCAH, KY--William "Santa" Ray Phillips Sr., 63, of Paducah died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his home. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Phillips served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a retired car salesman. He attended Southland Baptist Temple. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.  Surviving are two sons, William Phillips Jr. and his wife, Billie, of Paducah, and Joseph Allen Phillips of Paducah; one stepson, Daniel Hicks of Louisville; one sister, Barbara Gossard of St. Louis; one daughter-in-law, Pam Phillips of Paducah; his grandchildren, Dawn Phillips, Kayla Phillips, Brandon Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Leslie Phillips, Brandi Cooper, Chris Cooper and Jacob Willis; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his wife and soulmate, Carol Phillips; his first wife, Mary Ann Phillips; his parents, Norman and Maxine Phillips; one great-grandson; and two sisters. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at 2160 Blankenship Drive, Paducah. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

 

JUN 17, 1946-JUL 30, 2008

CLARKSVILLE, TN -- Funeral services for Robert Earl Randolph, 62, of Clarksville, Tennessee, formerly of Cadiz, Kentucky were conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2008, at 11 a.m., at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel in Clarksville.  Dr. Roger Freeman officiated at the services. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.  Mr. Randolph died on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at 4:55 a.m., at his home, following a battle with cancer.  Mr. Randolph was born on June 17, 1946, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Robert Ewing and Lurline Wyatt Randolph.  Mr. Randolph was retired from the Colonial Baking Company; a member of Clarksville First Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge #761; and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as an MP in Germany.  Survivors include his wife of almost 40 years, Shirley Givens Randolph of Clarksville; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Ryan and Paige Randolph of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Robin Randolph Perry of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Mason, Rylie, and Ryder Randolph; two brothers, William Douglas Randolph of Fairview, and John Wayne Randolph of Murray; and four sisters, Joyce Underhill, Nina Hathcock and Barbara Hinton, all of Murray, and Mary Quackenbush of Camden, Tennessee.  Serving as pallbearers were Delma Atkins, Charlie Black, Joe Seay, Billy Hardin, Teddy Peacher, and Gary Wallace.  Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Colonial Baking Company and the Sara Lee Group.  Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt Cancer Center, 1161 22nd Ave. S., #1903, Nashville, TN 37232.

MAY 27, 1920-JUL 24, 2008

BIRMINGHAM, AL —  Betty Austin Gober, 88, died at her residence in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, July 24, 2008. She was born in Hamilton County and educated in the Chattanooga city schools. She attended the University of Chattanooga, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was married on August 29, 1941, to Edgar M. Gober III, of Florence, Ala. With the Tennessee Valley Authority, USAF and the University of Alabama, they moved over the Southeast. In 1960 they settled in Chattanooga. They renewed their membership at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she was active in the parish, district and diocese. She belonged to the Cosmoc Women’s Club and several bridge clubs. In 2003, due to ill health, they moved to Birmingham to be near their son. In Birmingham, they belonged to St. Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband, Edgar M. Gober III; son, Edgar M. Gober IV and daughter-in-law, Ann Melcher Gober; granddaughter, Allison Hodges; grandson, Justin M. Gober; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at St. Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal Church at 1 p.m. CDT Monday, July 28, 2008. Interment will be at Chattanoogae National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 29, 2008.  Memorials may be sent to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, the Jimmie Hale Mission or St. Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal Church.

JUN 15, 1926-JUL 20, 2008

PALM DESERT, CAJoseph Edward Dirnberger, 82, of Palm Desert, died July 20, 2008 in Saint Cloud, MN of natural causes. Joseph was born to Joseph and Bernadine (Botzet) Dirnberger on June 15, 1926 in Sauk Centre, MN. He married Hazel (Swafford) Dirnberger on January 21, 1948 in Palm Springs, CA. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. He served in the U.S. Navy from July 1944 – February 1946. He was a supervisor for Hoams Swimming Pools for over 20 years. He was a member of the Elks #1643 and #1905 (Palm Springs), Knights of Columbus, Moose, American Legion, VFW and Sacred Heart Church. Joseph is survived by his wife, Hazel Dirnberger of Palm Desert; brothers: John Dirnberger, Jerry Dirnberger and Eugene Dirnberger; sisters: Marie Cooper, Genevieve Hendry and Margaret Hawley; many nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews; many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo Dirnberger; sisters, Cecelia Svenneby and Bernadine Adams. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Elks Crippled Children. Visitation will be Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 4:00-7:00 PM at FitzHenry Funeral Home Palm Desert Chapel with a 6:30 Rosary. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 25, 2008, with graveside service at 2:00 PM at Coachella Valley Cemetery. FitzHenry Funeral Home Palm Desert Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


VICTOR GUGE SMITH
 

FEB 24, 1931-JUL 17, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Victor G. "Vic" Smith, 77, of the Cuba community will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Byrn Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Elliott and the Rev. Paul Peck will officiate. Burial will be in Cuba Community Cemetery.  He died at 2:25 p.m. Thursday,  July 17, 2008, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah. Mr. Smith was a retired employee of Continental General Tire and was a charter member of the Cuba Volunteer Fire Department. He was a 1951 graduate of Sedalia High School and was a member of Lynnville United Methodist Church and Woodman of the World Camp 115. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alecia Hixon Smith; one son, Patrick Smith of Mayfield; one daughter, Gail "MC" Spillman of Wingo; one sister, Roberta Green of Heath; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His parents were Huston Smith and Halleen Guge Smith Pittman. His stepfathers were Albert Boyd and Roy Pittman. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42002; Gideons International, P.O. Box 5215, Mayfield, KY 42066; or American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852, suite 1010.


AUG 23, 1937-JUL 10, 2008

LOUISVILLE, KY —  Betty Jean Sumner Potter, 70,  died on July 10, 2008, in Louisville.  She was a former resident of Cadiz, Kentucky.  There will be no services.  She was the daughter of the late George Robert and Dorothy White Sumner.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Francis "Jim" Potter.  She is survived by two daughters, Jeri and Joy of Louisville.

NOV 9, 1953-JUL 4, 2008

CALVERT CITY, KY —  Services for Bianca J. "Bea" Sumner, 54, of Calvert City will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Puckett officiating. Burial will be at Fooks Cemetery. Mrs. Sumner died at 1:24 a.m. Friday at Lourdes hospital. Surviving are her husband, Billy Sumner; one son, Billy Sumner Jr. of Calvert City; one daughter, Vickie Jean Lolley of Calvert City; one brother, Charles Meeks of Reidland; one sister, Shelby Waldridge of West Paducah; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Leslie Meeks. Her parents were Charles Meeks and Peggy Chapman Meeks. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


MAY 13, 1918-JUN 20, 2008

ADAMS, TN—Mrs. Bea Sholar, 90, of Adams, died Friday June 20, 2008 at NHC Healthcare Center. Graveside services were conducted Monday June 23rd at 3:00 p.m. in the Highland Cemetery in Guthrie, KY with Rev. Doug Downing officiating. Mrs. Sholar was born May 13, 1918 in Christian County, KY to the late George and Lela Haley Bryant. She was a retired seamstress from Guthrie Garment Factory and a member of Center Point Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sholar was preceded in death by her husband: Henry Clay Sholar. She is survived by: Sons and daughters-in-law: Ray Marlin and Tina Sholar of Springfield, Keith and Susie Sholar of Adams,step-daughter: Marilyn Joyce Anderson of Santa Cruz, CA,  Grandchildren: Daniel (Tricia) Sholar, Marlana (Shane) Elson, Paul Sholar, Heather Sholar, Step-Grandchildren: Greg (Sue) Anderson, Kevin (Cherie) Anderson, Joyce (Greg) Stine, Great Grandchildren: Noah and David Clay Elson, Niece: Helen Sowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Point Baptist Church Building Fund. Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

SEP 21, 1931-JUN 12, 2008

OWENSBORO, Ky. —  Funeral services for Bonnie Fitzpatrick Armstrong, 76, of Owensboro, formerly of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 10 a.m., at King’s Funeral Home.  Dr. Bill Clark Thomas officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Lester Family Cemetery in Trigg County.  Mrs. Armstrong died on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at 12:20 p.m., at Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro, Kentucky of natural causes.  Mrs. Armstrong was born on September 21, 1931, in Lyon County. She was the daughter of the late Price Edward and Myrtle Johnston Lester.  Mrs. Armstrong was a retired Real Estate Agent from Sacramento, Calif.; was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Owensboro; was a member of the Civitan Club, Owensboro Symphony Alliance and was involved in many civic and community activities in Sacramento; graduated from Trigg County High School, and attended Murray State University.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Thomas W. Fitzpatrick in 1974; a son, Timothy Edward Fitzpatrick; and a grandson, Jeremy Benton.  Survivors include her husband of seven years, John Armstrong of Owensboro; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Hugh Fitzpatrick of Knoxville, Tenn., Sean Kevin and Kim Fitzpatrick of Eagle River, Alaska, and Mike and Cuba Armstrong of Owensboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Jan Ledang of Henderson; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Marjorie Lester of Gracey, Bob and Betty Lester of Cadiz, and Tony and Mary Lester of Clinton, Tenn.; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Ouida L. Wyatt of Vero Beach, Fla., and the late Jack Wyatt, Sarah L. and Karl Hussung of Murray, Charly Anna and Dick Morgan of Princeton, Cozette L. Morstein of Imperial Beach, Calif., and the late Floyd Morstein; and Nancy L. and Robert Walker of Valley Center, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, Thomas Henry Fitzpatrick, Jay Parsons, Bonnie Rose Fitzpatrick, II, Deane Rose Lingenfelter and husband Robert, Kennan William Fitzpatrick, Kristin Fitzpatrick, Kevin Edward Fitzpatrick, Kenneth Aldous Fitzpatrick, Josh Benton and wife Lindsey, Jared Benton, Jason Benton, Jon Alexander Ledang, Abigail Ledang, Bo Armstrong, and Gunnar Armstrong; three great-grandchildren, Mia Lingenfelter, Jace Benton, and Jax Benton; and many nieces and nephews.  Clarissa King, pianist, provided the music.  Serving as pallbearers were Thomas Fitzpatrick, Kennan Fitzpatrick, Jay Parsons, Josh Benton, Jared Benton, Jason Benton, Kevin Fitzpatrick, and Kenneth Fitzpatrick.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, Owensboro, KY.

MAY 23, 1930-JUN 6, 2008

MAYFIELD, Ky. —  James "Peyton" Blewett, 78, of Mayfield died at 6:20 p.m. Friday at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Mayfield, a retired shift worker in the shipping department of Continental General Tire, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a tennis instructor for 56 years. Surviving are his wife, Susan Lancaster Blewett; three sons, Jeffrey Peyton Blewett of Hickory, James Christian Blewett of Huntsville, Ala., and William Gregory Blewett of Lone Oak; one daughter, Mary Beth Blewett Surlak-Ramsey of Venice, Fla.; two sisters, Joyce Higgins of Peoria, Ill., and Mary Thomas of Clarksville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. His parents were Peyton Hill Blewett and Lucy Carr Blewett. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Byrn Funeral Chapel in Mayfield with the Rev. George Culp Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the Rickman Family Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


SEP 24, 1915-MAY 30, 2008

GUTHRIE, KY -- Dorothy Nabb Benton, 92, Guthrie, Kentucky, died at 12:12 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at her home of natural causes.  Services were held Monday, June 2, 2008 at Cook-Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Dave Brown officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery in Trenton, Kentucky.  A native of Trenton, she was born September. 24, 1915, the daughter of the late Guy and Claudia Sholar Nabb.  She was retired from the B.F. Goodrich Co. and was a member of the Guthrie Baptist Church.  Her husband, Edward Benton, died in 1988.

SEP 29, 1930-MAY 26, 2008

ALMO, KY -- D.W. Fox, 78, Almo, died Monday May 26, 2008, at 6:10 p.m. at Spring Creek Health Care. A former self-employed farmer, he was a member of Dexter Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were two brothers, G.C. Fox and Marvin Fox, and one sister, Vonnie Hicks. Born Sept. 29,1930, in Stewart County, Tenn., he was the son of the late George Carter Fox and Viola B. Fox. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma Jean Della Garland Fox; three sons, J.D. Fox and wife, Brenda, Griffith, Ind., and Pete Fox and wife, Joyce, and Chester Fox and wife, Sherry, all of Murray; two daughters, Tina Oliver and husband, Tim, Hardin, and Betty Smith and husband, Skeeter, Almo; two brothers, Prince Fox and wife, Nina, New Providence, and Lindsay Fox and wife, Sue, Hamond, Ind.; one sister, Maggie Woodford, Dover, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Imes-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FEB 27, 1941-MAY 26, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY -- Fred A. Lancaster, 67, of Mayfield died at 1:45 a.m. Monday,  May 26, 2008 at Heritage Manor Healthcare Center of natural causes. Mr. Lancaster retired from Breathitt Laboratories and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a member of Murray State's inaugural golf team, which won the Ohio Valley Conference. He is survived by his mother, Mary M. Lancaster of Mayfield; one brother, Lanny Lancaster of Mayfield; three sisters, Susan Blewett, Anna Barclay and Cheryl Lancaster, all of Mayfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William "Dub" Lancaster. There will be no services or visitation. Byrn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter, 500 N. 12th St., Mayfield, KY 42066.

 



JUN 26, 1922-MAY 21, 2008

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Mary Elaine “Erlene” Fowler, 85, Moelight Drive, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at her daughter’s home following a long illness.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with the Rev. Daniel Belcher officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.   A native of Montgomery County, Tennesseee, she was born June 26, 1922, the daughter of the late Miles McKendrick and Mary Matilda Whitescarver Davis.  She had been a beautician.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Col. John Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy H. Fowler.  Survivors include her two sons, John H. and Mickey J. Fowler, both of Hopkinsville; a daughter, Jannifer E. Heltsley, Hopkinsville; a sister, Elizabeth Cameron, Punta Gorda, Fla.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240 or the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 982, Hopkinsville, Ky., 42241.


NOV 3, 1925-MAY 14, 2008

 

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Graveside service for Cecil E. Dixon, 82, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was conducted on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Rosedale Cemetery in Pembroke, Kentucky.  Revs. Leslie E. Wyatt and Lloyd Tucker officiated at the service. Burial followed in the Cemetery.  Mr. Dixon died on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at 9:25 p.m., at his home following a long illness.  Mr. Dixon was born on November 3, 1925, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Doug and Clisty Dixon. Mr. Dixon was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII; was a former carpenter for the Tennessee Valley Authority; was a member of Eastview Baptist Church; and was a lifetime member of the VFW.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Cecil Wayne Dixon.  Survivors include his wife, Odean Wyatt Dixon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Wesley Wallace and Peggy and Ray Marlowe, all of Trigg County; a stepson, Leslie W. McGee of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three stepdaughters, Shelia Suiter, Peggy Looney, and Lisa Stokes, all of Christian County; a sister, Charlene Gagel of Watterford, Mich.; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.  Hughart and Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville was in charge of all the arrangements.


JUL 27, 1947-MAY 13, 2008

LOUISVILLE, KY -  Douglas C. "Doug" Wilkins, 60, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2008. He was a retired employee of Brown and Williamson, worked at Kindred Hospital, was a member of AmVets, Sheriff's FOP Lodge 25, Blue Knights of KY and Kentucky Derby Thoroughbreds, he was a KY Colonel and an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Ethel Wilkins. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Carolyn Asseff Wilkins; and his daughters, Heather and Lisa Wilkins. Funeral services were held 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2008 at Owen Funeral Home-Jeffersontown, 9318 Taylorsville Road, with burial in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central.

JUL 19, 1949-MAY 13, 2008

BEE BRANCH, AR -Ronald “Ronnie” Rex Cooper, 58 of Bee Branch, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 19, 1949 to Ruth (Jones) Cooper and the late Ernest Rex Cooper. Ronnie was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose family meant everything to him. Ronnie was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church and lived his life as a Christian example to all around him. He loved being with his grandchildren, listening to all types of music, the outdoors, attending Razorback football games with his family, watching his cattle dogs and playing golf. Ronnie graduated from Arkansas State University with a BS in Agricultural Sciences. He was the Manager of Harmony Meadows Ranch in Bee Branch, a member of the Cattleman’s Association and a Gideon. Survivors include his wife of 37 years Cindy (Long) Cooper; his previously mentioned mother; two sons: Justin and wife Tracy of Greenbrier, and Matt and wife Pam of Russellville; four grandchildren: Chapman, Daniel, Baylor and Macy; two brothers: Gary and Tim Cooper both of Everton, AR and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A private family interment service will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, in Wooster, AR. The Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 16, 2008, at Clinton United Methodist Church. Family visitation will be held on Thursday, May 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier, AR. Memorials may be made to Cancer Research at U.A.M.S.

 


NOV 15, 1921-MAY 13, 2008

TRENTON, KY -  Funeral services for William Rogers “Rube” Turner, 86, of Trenton, were conducted on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Rev. Don Troutman officiated at the services. Burial followed in Edgewood Cemetery in Trenton, Kentucky.  Mr. Turner died on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Gateway Medical Center of natural causes.  Mr. Turner was born on November 15, 1921, in Stewart County, Tennessee. He was the son of the late John Samuel and Lillian Rogers Turner.  Mr. Turner was a member of Lester Memorial Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder; was a Mason, member of Bethel Lodge #204; was a Kentucky Colonel; and was a retired farmer.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Turner, Bobby Turner, George Turner, and John Hardin Turner; and four sisters, Lorene Turner, Pauline Billington, Martha Sue Turner, and Nancy Helen Turner.   Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Diel Turner of Trenton; four sons, Jim Turner of Hollywood, Fla., Billy Turner and Gifford Turner, both of Trenton, and Sam Turner of Elkton; two daughters, Ann Washer of Clarksville, Tenn., and Betty Lou Smith of Palmyra, Tenn.; two brothers, Vernon Thomas Turner and Dilly Trice Turner, both of Elkton; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lester Memorial Presbyterian Church Building Fund, c/o Jack Meacham, 1138 Barker’s Mill Road, Pembroke, KY 42266.


APR 8, 1969-MAY 13, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY - Graveside services for Martha Lee Kinsey, 39, of Mayfield, Kentucky will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Lebanon Cemetery with the Revs. Robert Johnson and Spence Pate officiating.  Mrs. Kinsey died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.  A 1989 graduate of Graves County High School, she was employed by the J.U. Kevil Center and was a member of Sedalia Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Rita and Howard Rogers of Mayfield; her stepmother, Jane Kinsey of Sedalia; her grandparents, Laural and Martha Joiner Lee of Mayfield; one half sister, Shannon Quinn of Lake Isabella, Mich.; two uncles; and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Lee Kinsey, and her grandparents, R.L. and Ruby Kinsey. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The Gideons International, P. O. Box 5215, Mayfield, Kentucky 42066.

FEB 5, 1921-MAY 12, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY - Services for Dorothy V. Crawford, 87, of Mayfield will be at 2 p.m. FridayM May 16, 2008 at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Revs. Scott Ballard and Philip Reed officiating. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery.  Mrs. Crawford died at 8 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2008 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of The Remnant Church. Surviving are four daughters, Alice Faye Friedlander of Raleigh, N.C., Peggy Joyce Goldsmith of Clinton, Billie Sue Muir of Mayfield, and Diane Terry of Mesquite, Texas; three sons, Ted W. Bell and Kenneth Crawford, both of Mayfield, and James H. Crawford Jr. of Spring, Texas; two brothers, Henry Lancaster of Summerfield, Texas, and Bill Lancaster of Spring Hill, Fla.; three sisters, Phyllis King of Mayfield, Margie Knudsen of Onalaska, Texas, and Carolyn Cusack of Granbury, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jack” Crawford; one son, Robert Thomas Crawford; two sisters; and one brother. Her parents were Ernest and Vera McGregor Lancaster.


NOV 13, 1921-MAY 8, 2008

LOUISVILLE, KY - Hugh Thomas "Doctor Mac" McElrath, 86, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, in Orange Park, Florida. He was professor of church music at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1949-1998. He took his Ph.D from Eastman School of Music, was the author of the widely used textbook "Sing with Understanding" and of several hymns, the former president of Southern Baptist Church Music Conference and the minister of music at Beechwood Baptist Church, for 22 years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth; and three children, Hugh Donald, Douglas, and Margaret Partridge. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boyce Chapel of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane. Memorial gifts may go to: Broadway Baptist Church, Habitat for Humanity House, 2777 South Floyd Street, Louisville, KY, 40209-1817.


DEC 23, 1934-MAY 5, 2008

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, MN - Sara Louise Sholar, 73, Columbia Heights, Minnesota died  May 5, 2008 at Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids.  Services were held Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Chapel, Minneapolis, with the Rev. Lisa Richardson officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis.  Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  A native of Trigg County, Ky., she was born Dec. 23, 1934, the daughter of the late James and Christa Chewning Sholar. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her four daughters, Donna, Debbie, Linda, and Sharon; three sons, Robert, Dennis, and Larry; a sister, Mary Katherine Mills, and 14 grandchildren.

JUL 7, 1964-APR 30, 2008

MARION, KY- Services for Annette Roberson, 43, of Marion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Gilbert Funeral Home with the Revs. Wayne Garvey and Wayne Smiley officiating. Burial will be at Rosebud Cemetery.  Ms. Roberson died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Crittenden Hospital. She worked at Pennyrile Industries in Princeton and was a member of Rosebud Methodist Church. Ms. Roberson competed in the Special Olympics. Surviving are her parents, Jimmy and Melinda Roberson of Marion; one sister, Terri Snyder of Henderson; one half brother, Tommy Roberson of Marion; one half sister, Tina Tabor of Poole; and six nieces and nephews.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Rosebud Methodist Church, c/o Virginia McDowell, 1883 U.S. 60 E., Marion, KY 42064.


MAY 7, 1936-APR 24, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY -   Services for J.B. McClain, 71, of Mayfield will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Rev. Jay Smith officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Highland Park Cemetery. Mr. McClain died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from Roman Ceramics and was a member of The Church of Mayfield in Hickory. Surviving are his wife, Mary Burnett McClain; one daughter, Penny Hamrick of Fulton; one son, Mark Allen McClain of Mayfield; two sisters, Catherine Seavers and Willie Nolin, both of Mayfield; two brothers, Bobby McClain of Hot Springs, Ark., and Jerry McClain of Murray; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters. His parents were Earl P. and Iva Lee Sholar McClain.

SEP 30, 1937-APR 19, 2008

Sterling Heights, MI -- Earl Eugene “Gene” Cunningham, 71, Sterling Heights and formerly of Trigg County, Ky., died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Henry Ford Hospice Residence following a long illness.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Madison Heights Baptist Church, Madison Heights, Mich., with the Rev. Robert Bowes officiating. Burial will be in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Holly, Mich. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Hopcroft Funeral Home, Madison Heights. A native of Canton, Ky., he was born Sept. 30, 1937, the son of the late Earl Wayne and Lois “Velma” Page Cunningham.  He served in U.S. Army Signal Corps.  He had worked at Ford Motor Co. as a tool and dye maker.  He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, Madison Heights, where he served as Sunday School superintendent.  Survivors include a son, Eric Cunningham, Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter, Gena Cunningham Benson, Sterling Heights; five brothers, Darryl Wayne Cunningham, Symsonia, Ky.; Ronald and Jeffery Cunningham, both of Hazel Park, Mich.; Jerald Cunningham, Westminster, Colo. and Larry Cunningham, Vancouver, Wash., and three grandchildren.

APR 14, 1942-APR 10, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Faye Boyd, 65, of Cadiz, Kentucky will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2008 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Irvin Darnall officiating. Burial will be at Drury-Bridges Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Boyd died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Shady Lawn Nursing Center. She retired from Trigg Knit Hosiery and also worked in the deli at Economy Cee Bee. Mrs. Boyd was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Alan Boyd and Clifton Taylor Boyd, both of Cadiz; one daughter, Dora Brock of Cadiz; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Stanley Boyd; one brother; and two grandchildren. Her parents were Clifton Clay Fisher and Eula Ivalee Frederick Fisher. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Drury Bridges Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 1352, Cadiz, KY 42211.

JAN 7, 1923-APR 3, 2008

LOUISVILLE, KY --A graveside service for Charles Hugo Wilson will be Monday, April 7, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. at the Scotts Grove Cemetery. Mancil Vinson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Todd, Nathan, Aaron and Anderson Howard and Toby, Wes and Jason Latimer. Visitation will be at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Mr. Wilson, 85, Louisville, formerly of Murray, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at 10:40 a.m. at the Masonic Home of Kentucky, Louisville. He attended radio school at Northwestern University and served as a radio man second class in World War II and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. In 1946 he opened Hugo Wilson Auto Sales in Murray. The family left Murray in 1962 and moved to Decatur, Ill., when he joined Life of Kentucky Insurance Company. He was promoted to sales training director and moved to Louisville. Before returning to Murray he developed lake property on Rough River, Barren and Nolin Lake. In July 2006 he and his wife, Billie, moved to the Masonic home in Louisville.  Mr. Wilson was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville, and previously was a member of Scotts Grove and First Baptist churches in Murray. He was a member of the Baracka Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Order of Free and Accepted Masons and Kosair Shriners and a former member of the Murray Independent School Board and Murray Lions Club. He was also a member of the Wildwood and Hunting Creek Country Club, Louisville, and Murray Country Club. Born Jan. 7, 1923, in Lynn Grove, he was the son of the late Bert and Connie Wilson. Also preceding him in death were one grandson, Thomas Scott Latimer, and two sisters, Lottie Smotherman and Sylvester Hall. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Billie Lawrence Wilson, to whom he had been married for 66 years; four daughters, Donna Latimer and husband, Jim, Troy, Mich., Judy Latimer, Dallas, Ga., Rhonda Howard and husband, Terry, Louisville, and Tina McFadzean and husband, Dion, Dubai, UAE; one son, Charles Daniel Wilson and wife, Susan, Florida; one brother, Bedford Wilson, Murray; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
 

APR 14, 1989-MAR 26, 2008

JOPLIN, MO--Nathan S. Bateman, age 18, of Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at his home after a sudden illness.      Nathan was born April 14, 1989 in Joplin, and attended Joplin High School.  He worked in a couple local restaurants, and attended a culinary school in Kabool, Missouri. Nathan loved animals, messing with computers, and spending time with his family.  He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Valarie Bateman and a great-grandfather, Harold Carter.    Survivors include his mother, Patricia Sharp of Joplin, father, Jeffrey Bateman; brother, Joshua Bateman of Joplin, grandparents, Lonnie and Billie Sharp of Joplin, Norman Bateman of Florida; great-grandmother, Treva Carter of Joplin; aunts and uncles, Kim and Lonnie Epperson, Jennifer Bateman, Jeannette Bateman, Lisa Batemen, Gale and Robert Bridges; cousins, Brayden Bateman, Carter Bridges, Frank Johnson, Myala Rodriquez.    Memorial services will be Monday, March 31, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel.  Interment of his ashes will be at a later date.

HAROLD BRADLEY HAUGH

JUN 6, 1953-MAR 23, 2008

MURRAY, KY -- Brad "Ol Dad" Haugh, 54, of Robertson Road South in Murray, Kentucky, died Sunday, March 23 at Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly, Tennessee.  He was a retired fire fighter with the Murray Fire Department, where he had forked for 24 years. He was working as a paramedic for the Murray Calloway County Hospital Ambulance Service at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Cadiz Methodist Church and graduated from South Marshall High School in 1971.  Mr. Haugh was born June 6, 1953 in Sullivan, Indiana.  Survivors include his wife, Kelly Sanders Haugh who he married in 1993 in Cadiz; his mother, Brbara Haugh of Murray; four daughters, Allison Leigh Sanders of Bowling Green, Rachel Leanne Haugh of Murray, Erica Beth Elliott of Almo, Emily Anderson and companion Chris Mayfield of Murray; a sister, Klaska Wilson of Indianapolis; brother, William C. Haugh of Redondo, California; two grandchildren James Bradley Sanders and Nathan Eli Thomas Sanders, both of Bowling Green.  He was preceded in death by his father Charles Haugh.  Services were held on Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m. at the J. H. Çhurchfill Funeral Home with Judges James R. Redd III and Rev. Clyde Miller officiating.  Burial was  in the Murray City Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the Murray Calloway Hospital Ambulance Service, 803 Poplar Street, Murray,  Kentucky 42071.

MAR 19, 1961-MAR 20, 2008

MADISON, AL-- Fleta Wood Oliver of Madison, AL passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008. She was born on March 19, 1961 in Nancy, France to Jack and Mary Wood of Hendersonville, TN. Fleta was the loving wife and best friend of Jeffrey Oliver, whom she married on March 19, 1983. Fleta was a tender, nurturing Mother who was so very proud of her three precious children. She saw each as a special blessing from God. Fleta will be remembered as a compassionate and faithful Christian, a member of the Grace Fellowship SDA Church where she was the Adventure Club Leader and a children's Sabbath school teacher. Fleta was also a member and teacher at the Asbury Home School Group. A very talented artist, Fleta loved teaching children's art classes. Fleta was a LPN and had a bachelors degree in business from St. Leo College. Fleta is survived by her Grandfather Robert Kunau; her parents Jack and Mary Wood; her husband of 25 years Jeffrey Oliver; her three children Lauren, Weston, and Allyson; her brother Jack Wood Jr.; her sister Lydia Brooke Wood; and her Mother and Father in law David and Peggy Douglas of Goodlettsville, TN.

JUL 28, 1913-MAR 18, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY --  Graveside services for Lorene Pritchard, 94, of Mayfield were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Tony Steele and Don Farmer officiating.  Mrs. Pritchard died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.  She worked for the former Merit and Curlee Clothing companies. Mrs. Pritchard was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Jane Ann Williams of Mayfield and Betty C. McClain of Hazel Park, Mich.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Pritchard; two brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild. Her parents were W.O. and Callie Clapp Rodgers.

  


OCT 2, 1932-MAR 17, 2008

MAYFIELD, KY --  Bobby Joe Pritchard, 75, of Mayfield, Kentucky died at 12:20 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2008 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.  A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired Graves County road supervisor and a member of Morning Star Church.   Surviving are one daughter, Lee Ann Beadles of Mayfield; one son, Van Bowden of Paducah; one sister, Sandra Allen of Batesville, Miss.; one brother, Jerry Pritchard of Farmington; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Lee Mangrum Pritchard. His parents were Aaron and Lennie Mae Shelton Pritchard.  There will be no visitation. Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 2207 E. Morgan Ave., Suite H, Evansville, IN 47711.


NOV 2, 1920-MAR 14, 2008

CADIZ, KY --  Sarah Frances Hardy Moran, 87, Nashville, Tennessee., died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, of natural causes.  Services were scheduled for 2:30 pm, March 17, 2008 at Goodwin Funeral home with the Rev. Steve Hardy officiating. Burial was to be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Hopkinsville.  A native of Trigg County, she was born November 2, 1920, the daughter of the late Ernest Linwood and Nell Bridges Hardy.She was retired following 40 years service as an accountant for Baird-Ward Printing Co., Nashville.  She was a member of the Crievewood Baptist Church in Nashville.  Her husband, Fred J. Moran, preceded her in death.  Survivors include a brother, Linwood Hardy Jr., Cadiz, and a sister, Martha Hardy Jones, Nashville.


NOV 9, 1923-MAR 9, 2008

SPERRY, OK--Funeral services for Mary Todd Jobe, 84, of Sperry, were Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sperry.  Elder Steve VanMeter, Elder C.H. Whiteman, Elder Roger Tracy and Elder Donnie Carter officiated.  Burial was in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Sperry, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Sperry.  Pallbearers were Damon Jobe, William Jobe, Matthew Jobe, Lee Prince, John Sexton and Jim Crank.  She was born Nov. 9, 1923 in Bruno, Ark., to George and Bertha (Smyth) Slagle. She passed away on March 9, 2008.After graduating in 1941, she moved to Tulsa to live with her sisters, where she found employment with Douglas Aircraft and then Bell Telephone.  While visiting family in Sperry, she met and eventually married Preston Jobe.  She was a longtime resident of Sperry.  She and her husband were always active in the Sperry community. They supported scouting, the school and many youth activities. Church life and the youth were always important, even many years after their sons had graduated from school.  She and her husband had been married almost 60 years.  She is survived by her husband, Preston Jobe of the home; sons, David Jobe and wife Linda of Sperry, Robert and wife Patti of Delaware, and Buel Jobe of Sperry; grandchildren, Angelia Jobe of Owasso, Damon Jobe of Owasso, William Jobe of Delaware, and Matthew Jobe of Delaware; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

ROBERT R. BILLINGTON

FEB 4, 1940-MAR 8, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--Robert R. Billington 68, passed away at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove on March 8, 2008. Robert was born in Indianapolis to the late Autry and Pauline Billington. Robert married Barbara Jones in 1961. They raised four children: Steve (Andrea), David (Salina), Cindy Daravanis, and Kristi Smith (Jason). Robert was employed at Chrysler for 35 years before retiring in 2002. He is survived by his children; five grand children; one brother, Jerry Billington (Peggy); two sisters, Jane Waltz (Russell), and Jackie Barron (Dan). Visitation will be Thurs., March 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Little and Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel with Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. at Southside Church of the Nazarene 2515 E. Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, IN. Burial Washington Park East.


MAY 5, 1934-FEB 19, 2008

CADIZ, KY --  Funeral services for Barbara Taylor Joiner, 73, of Cadiz, were conducted on Friday, February 22, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Rev. Don Moore officiated at the services. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz.  Mrs. Joiner died on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 12:35 a.m., at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah of natural causes.  Mrs. Joiner was born on May 5, 1934, in Cadiz. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Boyd and Ora Mae Moore Taylor.  Mrs. Joiner was retired from Clement Pharmacy with 20 years of service; was a member of the Primitive Baptist; and was a member of Woodmen of the World.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Joiner; and three brothers, Billy Joe Taylor, Guy Dell Taylor, and Wendell Bruce Taylor.  Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Joiner of Cadiz; a brother, James “Sonny” Taylor; and two sisters, Bertha “Wink” Sumner and Joyce “Sissy” Estes, both of Cadiz.  Suellen Hendricks, pianist, provided the music.  Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Clement, Johnny Meadows, Chester Bridges, Stephen Dale Audas, Jim Taylor, and Mike Merrick.  Memorial contributions may be made to Canine Companions, 8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road, Orlando, FL 32818 or National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623.

NOV 19, 1946-FEB 11, 2008

HOUSTON, MO--Charles "Charlie" E. Dorsey, 61, son of Chester and Nile Rowen Dorsey, was born Nov. 19, 1946, at St. Louis. He died Feb. 11, 2008, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. He grew up in St. Louis and graduated in 1966 from Central High School. After graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. While in the service, he received five medals, one of which was a Purple Heart. After his tour of duty, he attended Flow Valley College at Florissant, where he received an associate degree in criminal justice. He married Cheryl Powers June 24, 1967, in St. Louis. They had three children. He and his family moved to Raymondville in 1994. He worked for Con-Way Freight in Rolla. Mr. Dorsey loved deer hunting, NASCAR, fishing, flea markets and cruises with his wife. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife of the home at Raymondville; two sons, Scott Dorsey of Rogers, Ark., and Chuck Dorsey of Bonne Terre; one daughter, Debbie Dorsey of Raymondville; two sisters, Linda Jackson of St. Louis and Judy Eaves of Missouri; two brothers, Ralph Dorsey of DeSoto and Chester Dorsey of Ephrata, Wash.; and six grandchildren. Services were Feb. 15 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Wallace officiating. The body was cremated. Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6508, P. O. Box 127, Houston, Mo. 65483

  

DEBRA ANN BRATCHER THOMAS

JUN 19, 1956-JAN 30, 2008

CADIZ, KY -- Memorial services for Debra Ann Bratcher Thomas, 51, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky were conducted on Sunday, February 3, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville.  Rev. Nick Sandefur officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Lucian Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County.  Mrs. Thomas died on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 9:20 a.m., at her residence, following a long battle with brain cancer.  Mrs. Thomas was born on June 19, 1956, in Redford, Mich. She was the daughter of Arvel Bratcher and the late Dolores Barnett Bratcher.  Mrs. Thomas was a Registered Nurse; and a member of Edgewood Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union.  Survivors include her husband, Brian Thomas of Hopkinsville; step mother, Christine Bratcher; a brother, Dennis Bratcher of Pennsylvania; six sisters, Donna Bratcher, Denise Bratcher, Diane Bratcher, Bonnie Conklin, and Racine Miller, all of Michigan; a friend, Pam Reed of Hopkinsville; Father- and Mother-in-law, B.J. and Raquel Thomas; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Rob Fears of Iowa and Beth and Tim Faul of North Dakota.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


 

MAR 16, 1918-JAN 28, 2008

 CADIZ, KY -- Lula Pearl Lancaster Sholar, 89, Cadiz, died at 12:52 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2008, at her home of natural causes.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Peggy Smith and Greg McNichols and Dorothy Southall officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Hopkinsville.  A native of Trigg County, she was born March 16, 1918, the daughter of the late Johnnie Jefferson and Albirtia Sholar Lancaster.  She was a homemaker and a member of Oakland United Methodist Church in Trigg County.  Her husband, Robert Jesse Sholar, died in 2005.  Survivors include three sons, Robert Charles Sholar, Virginia Beach, Va., Richard Earl Sholar, Cadiz, Clyde Jefferson Sholar, Pleasureville; four daughters, Ruby Pearl Allen, Mary Louise Foster, Linda Rose Sholar, all of Cadiz, Brenda Sue Lancaster, Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother, Joe Lacy Lancaster, Cadiz, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the building fund at the Oakland United Methodist Church, In Care Of Jim Lancaster, Post Office Box 179, Cadiz, Ky., 42211, or to Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 W. 18th St., Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240.


OCT 21, 1925-JAN 22, 2008

 HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Charles Robert Quarles, 82, Faulkner Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky died Tuesday, January  22, 2008, at Christian Health Center of natural causes.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2008 at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Hazelrigg officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  A native of Hopkinsville, he was born October 21, 1925, the son of the late Ewing Burton and Eunice Mayes Quarles.  He was a retired machinist and had been a greeter at Wal-Mart for many years.  In addition, he had been a Red Coat volunteer at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include his wife, Martha Quarles; three sons, Timothy Dwain Quarles, Billings, Mont., Stanley Robert Quarles, Hermitage, Tenn., Mark Anthony Quarles, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Kathy Rogers, Hopkinsville and seven grandchildren.

 

MAY 21, 1926-JAN 19, 2008

 CADIZ, KY-- Funeral services for Bessie Lancaster Mize, 81, of Cadiz, were conducted on Monday, January 21, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Rev. Jack Larwa officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville.  Mrs. Mize died on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at 3:30 a.m., at her residence of natural causes.  Mrs. Mize was born on May 21, 1926, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Johnnie Jefferson and Albirtia Sholar Lancaster.  Mrs. Mize was a homemaker; a musician; and a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Meade Mize; a son, Stephen Reed Mize; a sister, Beulah Gray; five brothers, Herman Lancaster, Durwood Lancaster, Claude Lancaster, Wilton Lancaster, and Garnett Lancaster; and two sons in infancy.  Survivors include three sons, David Mize, Kevin Mize and Randall Mize, all of Cadiz; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Mize and Dennis Harper of Murray; a brother, Joe Lacy Lancaster of Cadiz; a sister, Lula Pearl Sholar of Cadiz; and five grandchildren, Rhiannan Davis, Blake Mize, Fletcher Mize, Cheyenne Mize, and Sage Mize Harper.  Southern Traditions, vocalists, Johnnie Taylor, vocalist and pianist, and Cheyenne Mize, instrumentalist provided the music.  Serving as pallbearers were Mark Carr, Larry Lancaster, Blake Mize, Joe Lancaster, Jr., Ralph Lancaster and Mike Carr.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o William Lawrence, 3155 Caledonia Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

JAN 17, 1957-JAN 14, 2008

CADIZ, KY--Funeral services for Jimmy Wyatt, 50, of Cadiz, were conducted on Thursday, January 17, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Goodwin Funeral Home, with Military Honors provided by Pennyrile Area Honor Guard and U.S. Navy.  Revs. Matt Dusenburg and Lester Watson officiated at the services. Burial followed in Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery-West in Hopkinsville.  Mr. Wyatt died on Monday, January 14, 2008, at 3:30 a.m., at his residence following a short illness.  Mr. Wyatt was born on January 17, 1957, in Golden Pond, Ky. He was the son of Susie Hargrove Wyatt of Cadiz, and the late Lloyd Helton Wyatt.  Mr. Wyatt was a U.S. Navy veteran.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Nell Wyatt. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Rhonda Faye Bailey Wyatt of Cadiz; two sons, Jamie Wyatt of Marion and Timothy Wyatt of Murray; three daughters, Jennifer Frommel of Hopkinsville, Amber Kendrick of Wildwood, Ga., and Casey Wyatt of Murray; four brothers, Lloyd Wyatt of Cerulean, Billy Wyatt and Johnny Wyatt, both of Cadiz, and Wesley Wyatt of South Union, Tenn.; three sisters, Virginia Merrick, Sadie Cole and Debbie Boyd, all of Cadiz; six grandchildren, Courtney Frommel, Bailey Wyatt, Taylor Wyatt, Catherine Wyatt, Harley Collins, and Carter Collins.  Serving as pallbearers were Jamie Wyatt, Andy Dawson, Jerry Hargrove, Ryan Kendrick, Justin Collins, and Steve Frommel.

 

 

FEB 6, 1934-JAN 1, 2008

 GREENVILLE, SC -- Lacy Wilkins, 73, Greenville, SC, formerly of Hopkinsville, KY, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at McCall Hospice House of natural causes.  Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2008 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2617 Augusta St., Greenville, SC, 29605. Burial was in South Carolina.  A native of Hopkinsville, he was born February 6, 1934, he was the only son of the late Lacy Hopson and Pocahontas Gentry Wilkins.  After graduating from Western Kentucky University, Lacy served in the United States Air force.  Following his military service, he erned a doctorate in education from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He was a former principal in schools in Greenville prior to retirement, and following retirement he was active in programs such as United Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Loaves and Fishes, and his church. Survivors include his wife, Reba Wilkins; two daughters, Susan Adams and Pamela Wilkins, a sister, Aline Morgan, Hopkinsville and grandchildren, Sarah and Jack Adams; niece Elizabeth Curtis; and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Amaret Moll and Mauree Morris.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to one of the organizations for which Lacy volunteered:  Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon Street, Greenville, SC 29605, United Ministries, 606 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29601, or St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2617 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605, where he was a member. The family is especially grateful to Open Arms Hospice for everyone's kindness and care during Lacy's illness.

 

 
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