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DEC 15, 1917, 1921-DEC 27, 2009

ROZEL, KS—– Lucille K. Spreier, 92, died December 27, 2009 at Larned Healthcare Center, Larned. She was born December 15, 1917 at Dawson Springs, Kentucky, the daughter of Verdie and Callie Young. A longtime Rozel resident, she was a homemaker. On July 23, 1936 she married John Franz at Garden City. He died August 23, 1977. On January 3, 1979 she married Everett Spreier. He survives. She was also preceded in death by: four brothers, Troy, Dick, Owen, Jack; and a sister Virginia Franz. Other survivors include: a son Derryl and wife Merilyn, Independence, Oregon; a daughter, Shirley Patterson, Hutchinson; a brother, Leroy Young, Carthage, Missouri; two sisters, Margaret Foster, Marie Niblack, both of Lees Summit, Missouri; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned, with Rev. John Hester presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday all at the mortuary. The family will be present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery, Larned. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Inc. P. O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.

JULY 31, 1929, 1921-DEC 26, 2009

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Ruth Simmons, 80, of Chapel House, Hopkinsville, Kentucky were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Pastor Peter Santiseban, Bro. Christopher Page and Chaplin Toby Brown officiated the services. Burial followed in Delmont Baptist Church Cemetery, in Trigg County. Mrs. Simmons died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2009 at Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., of natural causes. Mrs. Simmons was born July 1, 1929 in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Bernice and Elna Carr Rogers. She was a homemaker and member of the Bible Baptist Church in Cadiz. Survivors include her husband of over 62 years, The Rev. H.D. “Bud” Simmons of Hopkinsville; daughter and son-in-law Shirley R. and Billy Ezell of Trigg County; daughter Brenda Thompson of Hopkinsville; six grandchildren, Kevin Simmons, Heather Borders and husband John, Scott Thompson and wife Barbara, Darrell Thompson and wife Kelly, Krista Sivly and husband Neil, all of Hopkinsville, and olly Morrow and husband Dumaka Shabazz of Antioch, Tennessee; 11 great grandchildren, Derek, Cheyenne and Amber Borders, Julie Word, Austin Thompson, Eric and Alana Silvy, all of Hopkinsville, Jevaugn, Mecca and Medina Shabazz of Antioch, Tenn., Kisha and husband Chris Gibbs of Clarksville, Tennessee, Addisyn and Kenson Word, of Hopkinsville; and one brother, James William Rogers of Trigg County. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Doug Brewer, vocalist, and Mary Elizabeth Russell, pianist, provided the music. Memorials may be made for Enables through Gideons International or to Chapel House, 100 North Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

AUG 22, 1936-DEC 3, 2009

FLINT, MI—Gordon James Streeter of Flint, age 73, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2009 at his residence. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM Friday, December 11, 2009 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will welcome visitors for one hour prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and American Diabetes Association. Gordon was born in Flint, MI on August 22, 1936 son of the late Alvin and Leda (Gordon) Streeter. He married Trudy L. Hendon at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison, on February 11, 1956. Gordon was a member of the Masonic Lodge #236  Davison. He loved his family and spending time in the outdoors. Gordon is survived by his wife, Trudy Streeter; children, Scott (Paula) Streeter, Steven (Susanna) Streeter, Michelle (Chuck) Frazier, Sandra (Patrick) Wright; 8 grandchildren; 10 ¾ great-grandchildren; brother, Roy (Margaret) Streeter; many nieces and nephews.

JUNE 29, 1921-DEC 3, 2009

YORKTOWN, VA—June Theresa Vinson Yeates died Thursday, December 3, 2009, in the Gardens at Warwick Forest.
June was a natural teacher, who enjoyed working with young people, both in the church school and high school. In later years, when granddaughters came to visit, she loved to play games with them. A native of Cadiz, Ky., she was born June 29, 1921, to Carey Thomas and Mallie Guier Vinson. She attended a one room school in Trigg County, Ky., and later elementary and high school in Cadiz. She graduated in 1938 and entered Western Kentucky Teachers College in Bowling Green, Ky., from 1938 to 1942. She graduated in 1942 and taught school in Trigg County and near Louisville, Ky., before heading to Oak Ridge, Tenn., to work on the Manhatten Project during WW II. When her husband returned from WW II, in 1946, she helped him through college at the University of Alabama by teaching school in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Following his graduation in 1947, she came with him to Hampton, Va., where she taught in high school. Following her stint in Hampton, she taught in Poquoson and later in the new York County High School (1955) as Director of Guidance. She was one of the early presidents of the Yorktown Women's Club, and later as District President of the Tidewater District VFWC. She was one of the early members of the Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, later serving as an Elder. She was moderator of the Women of the Church in the Norfolk Presbytery in the 1980's (now Presbytery of Eastern Va.). She was the Peninsula Woman of the Year for 1973. She helped to start the Bargain Box and later served as president of the York County Volunteer Association for three years. During this period she received a Master Degree in Education from the College of William and Mary. From 1970 to 1990 she served as volunteer director of the York County Parent and Child Development Center, which was operated by the York County Volunteer Association in cooperation with the County of York for at risk children in York County. In 1979, she was honored by the Board of Supervisors of York County by naming the County's Griffin-Yeates Center.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Lula Vinson Wilson; and brother, Jesse Vinson. She is survived by her husband, John Edmond Yeates; two sons, John V. Yeates and wife, Kate and their daughters, Emily, Juliett and Genevieve, all of Round Hill, Va., Lawrence G. Yeates and wife, Karen and their daughters, Rachel and Chloe, all of Kennesaw, Ga.; two brothers, Cary T. Vinson and his wife, Nell of Cadiz, Ky., Judge C. Roger Vinson and wife Ellen of Pensacola, Fla.; and many extended family members and friends. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. December 12, at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Yeates was cremated with burial will be at a later date in the Vinson Family Cemetery in Cadiz, Ky. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following, Yorkminster Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 6218 Geo. Wash.Mem.Hwy., Grafton VA 23692; Presbyterian Home and Family Services, 150 Linden Ave., Linden Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503; York County Volunteer Assoc. (Bargain Box) 222 Dare Road, Yorktown, VA 23692; or Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Dr., Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502


MAY 5, 1927-DEC 1, 2009

MURRAY, KY— Funeral services for Marcus Greer Hargrove, 82, of Murray were held at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home at11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009. Rev. Joe Pat Winchester officiated. Burial followed at Elm Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dusty Hargrove, Darrel Hargrove, Kenneth Hathcock, Robbie Hathcock, Justin Hargrove and Bobby Crump. Hargrove died at 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at his residence. He was born May 5, 1927 in Golden Pond to Wesley Almerine Hargrove and Sadie Ellen (Garland) Hargrove. Hargrove was a charter member of Hilltop Baptist Church and was retired from the City of Murray. Hargrove was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Almerine Hargrove; his mother, Sadie Ellen (Garland) Hargrove; one daughter, Teresa Gail Hargrove; three sisters, Frocie Crump, Susie Wyatt and Lucille Underhill; 5 brothers, James, Floyd, Loyd, Henry and Clarence Hargrove. Survivors include his wife, Betty Hargrove; one daughter, Linda Farris, husband Bill, of Murray; three sons, Kenny Hargrove of Murray, Ricky Hargrove, wife Debbie, of Almo and Steve Hargrove, wife Carrie, of Cincinnati, OH; eight grandchildren, Dusty Hargrove, Murray, Darrel Hargrove, Mayfield, Kenneth Hathcock, Murray, Robbie Hathcock (Summer), Atlanta, Ga., Justin Hargrove, Murray, Zechariah Hargrove, Hannah Hargrove and Tucker Hargrove all of Cincinnati, Ohio, and one great grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice House Fund, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071.

JUL 8, 1925-NOV 23, 2009

FRIENDSHIP, KY—Graveside services for Imogene Lawrence, 84, of Friendship, will be Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Scotts Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Murray, Ky. Friendship Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Lawrence died Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Crockett County Nursing Home.  She was the retired bookkeeper for Bobby Lawrence Chevrolet of Newbern. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lawrence, a granddaughter, Nancy Morgan and a son-in-law Jimmy Smith. She leaves two daughters, Terrie Smith of Friendship and Bobbie Rautiola of Dayton, Ohio and one son, Ted Lawrence of Plymouth, Michigan; six brothers, Euclid Conner of Benton, Ky, R.W. Conner of Dexter, Mo, Radford Conner of Murray, KY, Howard Conner of Hardin, Ky, Arlie Conner of Mayfield, Ky and Marlie Conner of Benton, Ky; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Grandsons.

JUL 3, 1917-NOV 21, 2009

MAYFIELD, KY—George Wesley Pritchard Sr., 92, of Mayfield died at 6:25 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2009 at his home. Mr. Pritchard was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Mayfield. He was a retired executive with Kroger Grocery and a World War II 8th Army Air Corps veteran. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Mary Elizabeth Lock Pritchard; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Salmon of Farmington; one sister, Mignon Powell of Dundalk, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, George Wesley Pritchard Jr.; three brothers; and two sisters. His parents were James Sanford and Georgia Ann Pritchard. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Byrn Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Cody Pritchard, Jonas Taylor and Larry J. Salmon officiating. Burial will be at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites.

APR 19, 1921-NOV 17, 2009

GREEN, OH—Virginia 'Gena' Martin, 88, of Green, Ohio, currently residing near her son in Canfield, Ohio, passed away November 17, 2009 at Humility House from complications of a stroke. Gena was born on April 29, 1921 in Linton, Kentucky, the daughter of Jim F. and Maggie Belle (Hargrove) Adams. She was an honors graduate of Trigg County H.S. where she excelled in studies, sports, spelling, penmanship and music. Gena and her three sisters, Mallie, Clara and Jimmie, formed a quartet, sang at church and on the radio. She and Mallie also sang with Boots Randolph. Gena was married briefly to Lillard Brown, and she was blessed in 1941 by the birth of her son Larry Brown. During World War II Gena worked for Goodyear where she painted stars on Goodyear Blimps. Throughout her life, she was a photographer at Federman's Dept. Store, and a bookkeeper and secretary for both Glover Mtg. and LBL Mold & Die. She was respected for the excellent quality of her work. Following the war, Gena married Robert E. Martin, and they had 41 happy years together until his death. They spent many summers with family, fishing and playing in Canada. In later life, they spent the winters in Florida where they enjoyed fishing, friends and family. Throughout her life, Gena was a woman of faith, active in several Baptist churches. She was Youth Counselor at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and was last a member of Firestone Park Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was chairwoman of the Decorating Committee and Bereavement Committee. Gena was first and foremost a mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. Family was most important to her. She also enjoyed photography, needlework, gardening, cooking, and painting scenery and dogs, especially Samantha. She was active in different Garden Clubs and past President and Vice President of the Uniontown Junior Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents; her sister, Jimmie Woody; brother, Ben Adams; and brothers-in-law, Jim Morris, Frank Woody and Robert Marmaduke. Gena is survived by her son, Larry and daughter in-law, Suzanne; grandchildren, Teryl L. Brown and Larry L. (Mary Beth) Brown and great-granddaughter, Maggie. She is also survived by brothers, Bobby (Pat) and Bill (Sandy) Adams; sisters, Mallie Morris, Clara (Bill) Carr, Mary Marmaduke, Norma (Ronnie) Swank, Carolyn (Don) Harrison, Patricia (Bob) Oberbillig; a host of nieces and nephews. The family expresses deep appreciation to the staff of Humility House and to friend Betty Harris, for the care of Gena. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2009 at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road (Route 619 in Green), with Reverend Patricia Adams Oberbillig officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday the 19th at the Funeral Home. Interment at East Liberty Cemetery. Memorial vontributions may be made to Humility House Garden Fund, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown, Ohio 44515.

JUL 2, 1924-NOV 13, 2009

PENSACOLA, FL—Captain Bert Myatt, Jr. passed peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 13, 2009.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Euteva Lee. Bert was born in Cleveland, Oklahoma and his parents were Bert Zeb Myatt and Nancy Jane Shipman Myatt. He was the middle and last surviving son of three boys. His brothers were James C. and Billy Joe Myatt.  He is survived by his sisterS-in-law, Maye Welch Myatt of Sallisaw, Oklahoma and Anna L. Myatt of Eagle, Idaho.  Bert attended Oklahoma State University, where he graduated with a major in Geology. It was at the University where he met and married Euteva Lee Pugh from Balko, OK. Bert was a career naval officer. He spent the early part of his career as a pilot and later served as commanding officer of both a destroyer (USS Black) and an amphibious ship (USS Point Defiance). After retiring from the Navy, Bert worked as a sales representative and then later tried his hand at cattle ranching. He later moved to Pensacola, FL to enjoy playing golf. After being afflicted with Alzheimer's, he moved to the Sunrise Assisted Living community in Danville, CA.  Bert's children and their spouses are Bruce and Sara Myatt (Alamo, CA); Greg and Janet Myatt (Union City, CA) and Doug Myatt (Pensacola, FL). His grandchildren are Jackson Etzel Myatt and Jordan Euteva Myatt, Alamo; and Shaun Gregory Myatt, Dylan Blake Myatt and Kennon Thurman Myatt, Union City.  Remembrances in Bert's honor can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Hospice of the East Bay.  Bert Myatt will be buried next to his wife at the Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 23, 2009.

OCT 1, 1941-NOV 13, 2009

CADIZ, KY—Carol Bridges Thomas, 68, of Cadiz, died Friday, November 13, 2009, at her residence in Cadiz. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Simmons officiating and Bruce Thomas giving the committal prayer. Interment followed at Lucian Thomas Family Cemetery in Trigg County. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was a retired beautician. She was also a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church Relay for Life Team,Town and Country Homemakers Club, charter member of Lake Barkley Homemakers & Red Hats. She is survived by her husband Andrew Thomas, Cadiz, two daughters & sons-in-law, Debbie & Bobby Thomas of Cadiz and Andrea & Jerry Jordan of Burns, Tenn., one son & daughter-in-law, Steven & Kellye Thomas of Cadiz, one sister, Pauline Joiner of Cadiz, one brother, William E. “Bill” Bridges of Nashville, Tenn., and seven grandchildren, Dustin Ray Thomas, Chase Drew Thomas, Joshua Thomas Jordan, Andrew Tanner Jordan, Kevin Andrew Thomas, Stephanie Paige Thomas & Matthew Kelly Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul Anderson & Myra Lou Flood Bridges, and her first husband Rex Lynn Holland. Music was provided by Pam Harris, organist, Mark Harris, vocalist, and David Banister, vocalist. Pallbearers were Dustin Thomas, Chase Thomas, Josh Jordan, Tanner Jordan, Kevin Thomas, Stephanie Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Greg Bridges and Jimmy Thomas.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Oak Grove Baptist Church relay for life team. Memorial contributions can be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church Relay for Life Team % Andrea Hampton 433 Mack Cunningham Rd, Cadiz, 42211.

JUL 18, 1924-NOV 7, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA—Lily James Hinson Ricks, 85, of Bloomington, CA, died November 7, 2009 at San Diego, CA. A Trigg County native and a Thomas-Bridges Association Lifetime member, she was the daughter of the late Johnie and Ruby Thomas Hinson and widow of the late Alvin E.Ricks who died in 1994. She was born July 18, 1924. Survivors incldue a daughter Bonita Ricks Madden; granddaughters Jamie Lee Madden, Stacy Madden Jones; grandson Alec Jones all of San Diego; a brother Robet G. Hinson,Bishop,CA, a sister Joyce Hinson Lewis,Clovis, CA and an uncle Edison H. Thomas, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorial service will be held on November 27, 2009 and interment at Rosecrans National Cemetery north of San Diego.

NOV 29, 1955-NOV 4, 2009

FELICITY, OH—Charles (Chuck) Edward Dickison passed away Nov. 4, 2009. He was married for almost 20 years to Jeanette (Cathey) Dickison, (formerly of Murray); the couple lived in Felicity, Ohio. Chuck was born on Nov. 29, 1955, to parents Nelle and Virgil Dickison of Ashland. Having graduated from Paul Blazer High School in Ashland, he attended the Columbus College of Art and Design and Marshall University. He served in the Marines from 1977 through 1983 and was awarded expert badges in marksmanship and a good conduct medal. During some of his time in the military, he was assigned to teach marksmanship to officers. Another part of his military service involved graphics. He was employed in the graphics industry in Lexington and Cincinnati. Mr. Dickison and his wife are the parents of one daughter, Lucinda. Besides his parents, wife and daughter, Chuck is survived by a sister, Kathy Dickison of Lexington; and a brother, James and his wife, Lynette (Justice) Dickison of Ashland. Chuck will be especially missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and friends. Services by the Charles McIntyre Funeral Home and include a graveside service by Pastor Gary Zornes and a hospitality/fellowship meal to follow at the Felicity Church of the Nazarene.  It is requested that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to express sympathy, consider a donation to the Humane Society or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

JUL 20, 1924-NOV 4, 2009

NASHVILLE, TN—Eleanor Louise Smith,  age 85, passed away on November 4, 2009. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lee Withers; a son, Ronald Wayne Withers and two brothers, Paul Anderson Bridges and Luther Eugene Bridges. Survived by husband, Douglas L. Smith; daughter, Nancy Withers (Philip Scott) Weber and sister, Marie Bridges Carney; two grandchildren, Lauren Nichole Weber and Christopher Scott Weber. Louise worked for the Neuhoff Packing Company, Reliance Electric Company and was a member of Arlington United Methodist Church. Funeral Service were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009, Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 2300 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

JAN 1, 1925-NOV 2, 2009

CADIZ, KY— Services for Marguerite Gentry Sumner, 84, Cadiz, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ray Futrell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. She died at 2:32 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2009, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. A native of Trigg County, she was born January 1, 1925, the daughter of the late John J. and Beulah Lawrence Gentry. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, John Sumner, Cadiz, and two daughters, Linda Sumner Creed, Cadiz, and Dorothy Sumner Capes, Paducah.

SEP 5, 1950-OCT 29, 2009

GIBRALTAR, MI— William Paul Oakley, age 59, of Gibraltar, Michigan died October 29, 2009.  He was a sorter for the United Parcel Service (UPS) for over 40 years.  He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during Vietnam. He loved the water and especially enjoyed boating. An automotive enthusiast, he was currently restoring a 1966 Corvette and loved going to the Woodward Dream Cruise every year with his wife. He loved his birds, Willie and P.K. He is survived by:  Beloved wife Kathleen for 17 years. Loving brother  Donald (Robin) and Timothy (Donna). Dear stepfather Jeffery Burns (Jennifer) and step-grandfather of Riley and Addison. Son-in-law of Pat Ratliff. Brother-in-law  Sheryl Swiderski (fiancé Steven Fitch), Laura Ayers (Bob) and Jay Ratliff. Uncle  Michael, Rene (Erich), Bryan, Brietta, Collin, Les, Christie and Michael. Great uncle  Ayden. The family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Avenue, Sunday 2-8pm. Funeral service will be held Monday, November 2, 2009, 10:30am at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Memorial tributes may be made to Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302.

JUN 21, 1932-OCT 29, 2009

CADIZ, KY— Memorial services for Betty June Flood, 77, of Cadiz, Kentucky,were held Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, with Rev. David Futrell officiating. Burial followed at Trigg Memorial Acres in Cadiz. Flood passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. She was born on June 9, 1932 in Caldwell County to the late Felix Norman Adams and the late Mary Belle Johnson Adams. A homemaker, Flood was a member of Caldwell Blue Spring Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence B. Flood, her brother William F. Adams and her sisters Margaret Murray and Rose Evelyn Jones. Survivors include her son Rickey Flood of Erie. N.D., her sister Marianna Vanzant of Paducah, her caregiver Angela and Chris Detweiler of Cadiz, her sister in law Nancy Adams of Princeton, her brother in law Shellie Jones of Alabama and her six grandchildren William Lawrence Flood, Michaela Flood, Dakota Flood, Cheyenne Calhoun, Catherine Adalene Flood and Caleb Richard Wiseman.

AUG 16, 1922-OCT 28, 2009

OAK RIDGE, TN— Julia Light Calvert, 87, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was born August 16, 1922 in Trigg County, the daughter of James Samuel Light and Nettie Cameron Light. She and her husband, James W. Calvert Sr., came to Oak Ridge in 1950. Mrs. Calvert worked several years at the city Clerk’s office as a secretary. She had also worked for several attorneys and insurance agents over the years.
She was a long-time member of First Christian Church where she had been active in many of the church circles. She was also a member of Easter Star #390 and several bridge clubs, as well as the Oak Ridge Woman’s Club, where she chaired the Arts and Crafts section several times. Mrs. Calvert was well known for her creation of Faberge’ eggs. She also enjoyed sewing, painting and knitting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, James W. Calvert Sr., August 22, 1993, sister Louise Light Lancaster, of Cadiz. She is survived by one son, James William Calvert Jr., and wife Barbara of Charleston, W.V. and two grandsons, Jonathan J. Calvert and wife Jennifer of Arlington, Va. and Thomas William Calvert of Fairfax, Va., and nieces and nephews of Trigg County. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at Weatherford Mortuary. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart and Stroke Association.

MAY 1, 1926-OCT 26, 2009

BURBANK, IL— Katie Mae Melek, age 84, died October 26, 2009. Longtime Burbank, Illinois resident, beloved wife of the late Steven M. Melek, loving mother of Carol (Joseph) Scozio, Dwayne (the late Colleen) Fox, Stephen Melek and Joseph (Vicki) Melek, dearest grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of eight. She was the daughter of George Franklin Battoe and Willie Mae Allen Battoe Parker. Memorial visitation Friday 11a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lawn Funeral Home, 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park, Illinois. Interment private.

NOV 13, 1922-OCT 23, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY— Frances Futrell Thomas, 86, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Cadiz, died Friday, October 23, 2009, at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville. Services were held Monday, October 26, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. David Ray Futrell officiated, and interment followed at East End Cemetery. She was a homemaker and a member of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. She is survived by her one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Chappell Hammond of Newburgh, Indiana, two sons and daughters-in-law, Carroll and Lou Thomas of Cadiz and Steve and Diane Thomas of Hopkinsville, one sister, Nell Lile of Hopkinsville. one brother, Billy Ray Futrell of Cadiz, two grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer and Ed Messer of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Jason and Shawna Hammond of Independence, and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Emma Messer. She was preceded in death by her father Dewey Webster Futrell and mother Daisy Alberta Rogers Futrell and husband Amos Thomas. Serving as pallbearers were Shad Futrell, Randy Thomas, Chappell Hammond, Ed Messer, Jason Hammond and Phillip Carr. 

OCT 7, 1915-OCT 22, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY— Emma Julia Grant Dixon, 94, Cayce Street, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2009, at Covington’s Convalescent Center following a brief illness. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. A native of Trigg County, she was born October 7, 1915, the daughter of the late Jack and Bessie Mae Gresham Grant.  She was retired from JCPenney as a sales clerk. She was a member of Kelly Baptist Church and the Kelly Homemakers Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carlton Dixon, on July 26, 2000. She is survived by her brother, Norris Grant, Trigg County. Memorial contributions may be made to Kelly Baptist Church.

APR 23, 1934-OCT 17, 2009

CADIZ, KY— Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jo Futrell, 75, were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Revs. Nickey Knight, David Futrell and Wayne Glass officiated at the services. Burial followed at Peyton Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Futrell died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes. Mrs. Futrell was born on Monday, April 23, 1934 in Stewart County Tennessee She was the daughter of the late Joe Miller and Opal Ophelia Frith Futrell. Mrs. Futrell was a homemaker. She attended Living Waters Church where she was a trustee board member. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, William Dotson Futrell. Survivors include her husband of 56 years Billy Ray Futrell of Cadiz, one son and daughter-in-law, David and Sherry Futrell of Cadiz; three daughters and sons-in-laws, Connie and Roger Kennedy of Cadiz, Debbie and Robert Parker of Cadiz, Patricia Jo and Ray Gilbert of Cadiz; two brothers, Billy Ray “Snake” Futrell of Hopkinsville, Jerry David Futrell of Cadiz; one sister, Mary Linda Adams of Cadiz; eight grandchildren, David Shad Futrell, Melissa Kennedy, Patrick Gilbert, Eliza Gilbert, Maegan Kennedy, MaKaela Kennedy, Chris Mayfield and Lauren Mayfield; three great grandchildren, Ethan Futrell, Arizona Kennedy, Audrah Baker. Serving as pallbearers were Roger Kennedy, Robert parker, Ray Gilbert, David Shad Futrell, Patrick Gilbert and Chris Mayfield. Jason Gray, Vocalist and Teresa King, Pianist and Vocalist provided the music.

JUL 21, 1924-OCT 14, 2009

TROY, MO—Mrs. Lurlye N. Moore, 85, of Troy, Mo, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at her daughter’s residence. She was born on July 21,1924 in Mayfield, Ky. Lurlye was the youngest of nine children born to William and Bertha (Crawford) Lancaster. At an early age, Lurlye loved the Lord and devoted her life to him. She was a faithful servant and child of God. After high school, she attended business college in Kentucky and worked in accounting and also retail sales. Meeting a stranger never occurred to her. While at church, she became acquainted with the mother of a service man, Charles William Moore,and began writing letters to him. The rest is history, the couple was married on March 23,1946 in Mayfield, Ky. They were blessed with four children: Bill, Ricky, Lisa and Lanny. In 1964, the Moore family moved to Troy and also became members of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Lurlye was involved with Awanas, Sunday school teaching, mission friends, vacation bible school and children’s choir. For over 61 years she dedicated her time to vacation bible school. The Lord and her wonderful family were her priorities. Surviving are her loving children: Bill and wife Chris Moore of Troy, Lisa and husband Melvin Ashburn of Troy, Lanny and wife Suzy Moore of Troy; two sisters: Glenda Fowler and Lola Wallace, both of Mayfield, Ky; her 10 grandchildren: Kamala (Shane) Moriarity, Nick (Rebecca) Moore, Kasey (Jesse) Carmel, Rebekah (Matt) Messick, Jenesah Ashburn, Rebecca Ashburn, Bethany Moore, Chelsea Moore, Mallory Moore, Haddlea Moore and four great-grandchildren: Haley and Logan Moriarity, Kaylor Clay Moore, Adelyn Messick. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1987, her son, Ricky Moore, her granddaughter, Karen Nicole Moore, and her six siblings. Funeral service to be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Troy. Officiating: Rev. Richard Rhea. Interment to follow in the Troy City Cemetery, Troy. Serving as pallbearers: Nick Moore, Shane Moriarity, Jesse Carmel, Matt Messick, Mario Ammons, Doug Rucker,Martin Kocher and honorary pallbearers: Darrell Harvey, Bob Brown, Gary Adams and Jr.Rucker. Visitation to be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 3-8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home, 1304 Boone St.,Troy,MO 63379 (636) 528-8244. Memorials may be made to Lottie Moon Fund, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home,

APR 7, 1954-OCT 13, 2009

FULTON, KY— Dennis E. Pritchard, 55, of South Fulton, Tennessee, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. He worked for MedNet Inc. in Paducah. He was a member of New Life Family Worship Center in Fulton and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Kathy J. Mohler Pritchard of South Fulton; his mother, Frieda Reed Pritchard of Mayfield; two sons, Jeremy E. Pritchard of Martin, Tenn., and Joshua David Pritchard of South Fulton; a sister, Marlene Crowder of West Viola; two brothers, Cody Pritchard of Union City, Tenn., and Tim Pritchard of West Paducah; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse E. Pritchard. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery in Mayfield. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

JUL 15, 1945-OCT 12, 2009

CADIZ, KY— Funeral services for Larry “Whiskers” Terrell, 64, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Sexton officiated at the services. Burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Terrell died at 9:36 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2009 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., of natural causes. Mr. Terrell was born Sunday, July 15, 1945 in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Robert Joe and Nellie Myrtle Peal Terrell. Mr. Terrell was a heavy equipment operator in the coalmines. He restored antique tractors and collected pedal tractors. He was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, April Terrell. Survivors include his wife Kathie Terrell of Madisonville; one daughter, Tonia Terrell of Louisville; two brothers, Charles Terrell of Cadiz and Doris Terrell of Cadiz; two sisters, Glenda Walker of Cadiz and Wanda Freels of Cadiz; one aunt, Gracie Baker of Cadiz, one uncle, Ed Terrell of Louisville and several nieces and nephews. Serving, as pallbearers were Marc Terrell, Kevin Terrell, Chris Freels, Mike Terrell, Steve Terrell, Ron Terrell, Stan Guess and Lofton Stallons. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Stallons, Gaylon Stallons, Tony Fowler, Charles Littlejohn, Nathaniel “Rachet” Baldwin, Larry Clardey, Micke Crick, Gayle Terrell, Max “Butch” Clayton. Joan Terrell, pianist, and Missy Fowler, vocalist, provided the music.

JUN 15, 1935-OCT 12, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY— Services for Maxine Yates Baker Pennington, 74, Talbert Drive, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Edgewood Baptist Church with the Rev. Nick Sandefur officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home was incharge of arrangements.  She died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2009, at her home of natural causes. A native of Lyon County, she was born June 15, 1935, the daughter of the late Clyde Samuel Yates Sr. and Thelma McPherson Yates. She was a clerk working in Civil Service and was a member of the Edgewood Baptist Church where she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union, the Pep Club, Oneida Mission Group and Impact Ministries. She was also a volunteer Pink Lady at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Her first husband, Walter Wallis Baker, died in 2002. Survivors include her husband,  Frank Pennington; two sons, Rick  Baker, Brentwood, Tenn., Andy Baker, Hopkinsville; a sister, Mrs. Bobby (Jo Ann Yates) Holloway, Gracey, seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the Edgewood Baptist church building fund, 2300 Cadiz Road, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240.

SEP 1, 1917-OCT 9, 2009

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Mr. John T. “Toppy” Edwards, Sr., 92, of Cadiz, were held at Goodwin Funeral Home of Cadiz, at 11:00 AM Monday, October 12, 2009, with Rev. Kevin Roberts and Rev. Jason Strickland officiating. Interment was at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Edwards died Friday, October 9, 2009, at his home in Cadiz. He was a retired agent from Standard Oil Co. where he worked for 40 years, He was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church, Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121, American Legion Post No. 74 of Trigg County where he had served as past commander. He was also a past member of the Cadiz Rotary Club, had served on the Cadiz Water Commission board for 28 years and was a US Army Air Corps WWII veteran. He was preceded in Death by: Father-John E. Edwards, Sr., Mother-Lillian (Prescott) Edwards, Son-Jeffrey Edwards, One Brother-John E. Edwards, Jr., Four Sisters Sara “Sister” Robinson, Elizabeth “Tiny” Fleming, Florence “Bootsie” Wright and Lillian “Toodles” Malin. He is survived by his wife of 62 years- Huel Thomas Edwards; One Son & Daughter-In-Law, John T., Jr. & Sue Edwards of Charlotte, N.C., and one granddaughter and Husband-Ellen Elizabeth & Dr. George S. Cheng of Fredericksburg, Va. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cadiz Baptist Church or the Trigg Co. Relay For Life.

MAR 29, 1942-OCT 4, 2009

LOUISVILLE, KY—James Henry "Jim" Cecil, Sr., 67, of Louisville, passed away suddenly on October 4, 2009, while visiting family in North Carolina. A native of New Haven, KY, he was a graduate of St. Catherine High School, St. Catharine Jr. College, Brescia University, and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Aetna, Travelers & Progressive Insurance Co., and was a member of Ascension Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gregory and Agnes (Lamkin) Cecil and an infant brother. Jim is survived by his wife, Jacki Lancaster Cecil; children, Jamie Cecil (Colleen), Beth Williams (Kent), and Greg Cecil (Corrine); sisters, Dorothy Hall (Louis), Mae Boone, and Pat Ferrell; and he was the beloved "BoBo", "Gampaw " and "Papa Choo Choo " to his four grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Benton Henry, Abe Matthew, and Annie Elizabeth Williams and Braden James Cecil. His funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2009 at Ascension, 4600 Lynbrook Dr, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Kidney Foundation of KY.

DEC 24, 1939-SEP 30, 2009

CADIZ, KY—Robert "Bob" Wall, age 69, of Cadiz, Ky., died Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, Ky. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a US Army veteran, a member of American Legion #74, Kentucky Colonel, and the Masonic Lodge of Utah. He retired as the General Manager of Securitos. He is survived by his wife Janie Sumner, Cadiz, three sons, Robert Lacy Wall, Jr. of Texas, Craig Clifford Wall of Washington, Steven Fredrick Wall of Texas, two stepsons Thomas Harper & Benjie Harper of Cadiz, Ky, four grandchildren, Malone Wall, Jasper Wall, Steven Wall, Bailey Wall & three step grandchildren, Taylor Butts, Avery Harper, Riley Harper, one nephew Gary Wall, Hopkinsville, KY. He was preceded in by his parents Monroe & Evah Taylor Wall, four brothers Colbert Wall, Freddie Wall, Loman Leon Wall, Harold Wall. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, Ky., where the family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, October 2, 2009. Graveside service will be at Edmund Lancaster Cemetery ( 1133 Floyd Sumner Rd, Cadiz, KY) at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 3, 2009 , Reverend Bob McIntosh & Jodi Sumner officiating. Interment will be at Edmund Lancaster Cemetery in Cadiz, Ky. Memorial contributions can be made to the Edmund Lancaster Cemetery Fund PO Box 1701, Cadiz, KY 42211.

APR 28, 1930-SEP 27, 2009

DALE, IN—Patty George Willis Bowman, 79, formerly of Delphi, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Seven Springs Nursing Home in Heber Springs, Ariz.  Born April 28, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Leeman and Ann Wilhite George. She was married in 1946 to Arliegh Willis, who preceded her in death. In 1990 she married Norman Bowman, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Barbara Johns (husband: Daryl) of Delphi, Lavonna Curtis and Gayle Kamp (husband: Bob), both of Lafayette; three sons, George Willis (wife: Donna) of Camden, Tom and Terry Willis, both of Lafayette; three stepdaughters, Candy Riddick (husband: Eugene), Lori Woodard, both of Mountain View, Ariz., and Melody Holt (husband: Steve) of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Barbara Hall (husband: Henry) of Rockfield, Diann Hendryx (husband: George) of Indianapolis and Vicki McFarland (husband: Bob) of Vincennes; a brother, Edgar Roger George (wife: Shirley) of Elizabeth; 30 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at a later date in Dale.

FEB 22, 1920-SEP 25, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Dennis Metcalfe Garrott, 89, Camilla Drive, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Bradford Heights Nursing Home of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Revs. Drs. David Gardner and Rick Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 12:30 p.m. until time for the service at the funeral home. A native of Christian County, he was born Feb. 22, 1920, the son of the late Ned Long and Birdie Nichols Garrott. He had worked for 34 years as a salesman, having last worked for US Tobacco Co. He was a World War II Army veteran who served as a combat engineer with the rank of corporal. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent and was a deacon. Survivors include his wife, Sue Pritchard Garrott; two sons, Don Garrott, LaVergne, Tenn., Phil Garrott, Franklin, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Tommy (Mary Anne) Waldron, Hopkinsville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or to the donor's charity of choice.

JUL 6, 1914-SEP 20, 2009

PRINCETON, KY—Funeral services for Lucille Battoe Drennan, 95 of Princeton were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. The Rev. David Royalty officiated at the services. Burial followed in Princeton Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Drennan died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Princeton Health and Rehab after a long illness. Mrs. Drennan was born July 6, 1914 in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Trevor E. and Hattie Constance Sumner Battoe. Mrs. Drennan was a retired seamstress at the Princeton Hosiery Mill. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Orline Drennan. Survivors include two sons, Charles Ronald Drennan and wife Florence of Owensboro, Robert Thomas Drennan of Princeton; four grandchildren, Charles Drennan II and wife, Lydia of Huntsville, Ala., Chad Drennan and wife, Samantha, of Lawrenceburg, Tammy Drennan, of Charlotte, N.C., Robert Thomas Drennan, of Nashville, Tenn.; three great grandchildren, Matthew Charles Drennan, Mark Robert Drennan, and Kiya Drennan; one sister-in-law, Dixie Battoe, of San Antonio, Texas, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

OCT 17, 1941-SEP 19, 2009

BOWLING GREEN, KY—Virginia Gayle Westerman, 67, of Bowling Green died Sept. 19, 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The Tompkinsville native was a member of the Tuesday Morning Sit and Sew and Creative Quilters. She loved each and every one of her family and friends, and what a blessing she would say it was to do the things that brought her joy by showing her love to them. She was a daughter of the Jack M. Rush and Mary Collins Rush. She was preceded in death by two brothers, David Mars Rush and Jimmy Earl Rush; and a sister, Mary Sue Rush McCarthy. Funeral is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, with burial in Bowling Green Gardens. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Robert E. Westerman of Bowling Green; a daughter, Rhonda W. Bowen and her husband, Harry R., of Franklin, Tenn.; a son, David A. Westerman and his wife, Erika, of Portland, Tenn.; two sisters, Betty Jane Rush Head and her husband, Gene, of Owensboro and Jackie Neal Rush Foutch and her husband, Mac, of Alexandria, Tenn.; a brother, Joseph Michael Rush of Owensboro; two grandsons, Michael Jason Bowen and Rustin Adam Bowen and his wife, Rebecca; and a great-granddaughter, Nadia Cade Bowen.

FEB 11, 1915-SEP 18, 2009

CADIZ, KY—Services for Lonnie Murl Bridges, 94, of Cadiz, were held at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2009. Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated. Burial followed at Curling Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Bridges died in his home in Cadiz at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2009, of natural causes. Bridges was born Thursday, February 11, 1915, in Cadiz to Mount Vernon Bridges and Dannie (Noel) Bridges. A man of the Baptist faith, Bridges was a deacon at Canton Baptist Church, and was also a Kentucky Colonel. He was a retired logger and a former Trigg County Magistrate, where he served the Canton precinct for 17 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Ambie Bridges Hughes, his wife Dorothy Mae (Curling) Bridges, his sons Billy Ray and William Hay Bridges, his grandson David Lawrence, his sisters Myrtle Rhea Hendricks and Sadie Wyatt and his brothers Lacy “Dink” and Cecil “Bill” Bridges. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Sue and Josh Thomas of Cadiz, Nell and Wendell Wallace of Cadiz, Peggy and Bob Gann of Cadiz and Judy and Harold Knight of Cadiz, his daughter Betty Bridges of Cadiz, and his sister Glenda Lawrence of Cadiz. He is also survived by his grandchildren Mechelle Gilles, Beth Sachan, Derek Edmonson, Danielle Audas, Kerri Stewart, Kim Fuller, Shannon Knight, Shane Knight, Jeff Gann, and Carol Weakley, and his great grandchildren Camden Gilles, Jenna Stroud, Stephen Audas, III, Blake Edmonson, Dylan Edmonson, Jessica Stewart, Kayce Stewart, Tyler Knight, Conner Knight, Henry Knight, Lauren Weakley, Zach Weakley, Catherine Weakley and Hunter Gann. Memorial donations may be made to the David Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 886, Cadiz, KY 42211.

FEB 6, 1934-SEP 12, 2009

VERSAILLES, KY—Raymond F. Sholar, 75, Versailles, formerly of Hopkinsville, died Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, of injuries resulting from an automobile accident Friday in Versailles.  Funeral services and a Knights of Phythias service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home, Versailles.  Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Versailles, with the Rev. Ken Underwood officiating.  A native of Hopkinsville, he was born February 6, 1934, the son of the late Joe Henry and Elsie Mae McGee Sholar. He was a Marine veteran and was retired from Trackside Farm in Woodford County where he had been a maintenance foreman. He was a member of Glenn’s Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Knights of Phythias and was the present deputy supreme chancellor of Kentucky and was a past grand chancellor. He had also worked to support Special Olympics Kentucky through efforts of the Knights of Phythias lodges throughout the state. Survivors include his wife, Lois Sholar; three sons, Ricky, Alan and Jerry Sholar, all of Versailles; a daughter, Mrs. Clay (Amanda) Philpot, Lexington; a sister, Betty Jo Mitchell, Hopkinsville, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics Kentucky, 105 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601.


JUN 3, 1921-SEP 9, 2009

TULSA, OK—Edna Mardell (Smyth) Armstrong, 88, died on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 in Tulsa, OK. Mrs. Armstrong was born Jun 3, 1921 in Marshall, Arkansas the daughter of Robert Garland and Florence (Greenhaw) Smyth. She was the third of seven children. Mardell graduated as the Valedictorian of Marshall High School in 1939. She attended Northeastern State College in Tahlequah where she graduated in 1943 with a Bachelors degree. She returned to Marshall and taught Home Economics in the high school from 1943 until 1948. She also opened and supervised Marshalls first school cafeteria. Mardell married Theron Ottis Armstrong May 5, 1946 and he preceded her in death on October 18, 2006 after 60 years of marriage. Their daughter Sandra was born in 1950. After the family moved to Tulsa, OK in 1952, Mardell resumed her teaching career at Keystone High School in 1956. From 1957 to 1979 Mardell taught various elementary grades at the Mingo Independent School District, Tulsa County while earning an elementary teaching certificate and a Masters in Education (1962) from the University of Tulsa. Mardell was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an educators sorority, and she was selected as the 1977 Tulsa County Teacher of the Year. She was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. Upon retirement, Mardell and Ottis moved to Wagoner, OK where they lived until 2005. Mardell was a member of Wagoner County Retired Teachers, Lelietta Extension Club and the Wildflower Club of Wagoner. She and Ottis enjoyed fishing, gardening, and traveling the states. Mardell spent her last years at Ambassador Courtyards and Manor. Her family wants to gratefully thank the staff at Ambassador as well as Grace Hospice for all their kindness and care during Moms last weeks. Mardell is survived by her daughter: Sandra Curington and her husband Robert of Tulsa; her grandchildren: Sarah Wilbanks (Ryan) and Jeremy Curington (Jenna); her great-grandchildren Catherine Curington and Miriam Wilbanks; her sister: Bernell Smith of Little Rock, AR; her brothers: Glee Smyth (Kay) of Benton, AR, Robert Smyth of Tulsa, OK, and Kenneth Smyth (Willodean) of Marshall, AR; her sister-in-law: Lula Smyth of Marshall, AR; her aunt: Bonnie Christy of Yelville, AR as well as many nieces and nephews. Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14th at Centenary United Methodist Church with interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Wagoner, OK. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to Centenary UMC, 631 N. Denver, Tulsa, OK 74106.  


FEB 10, 1967-SEP 8, 2009

PRINCETON, KY— April Bridges, 42, of Princeton died Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Mrs. Bridges was a homemaker and a member of Beech Grove General Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, John Bridges; her parents, Bill and Sue Boitnott of Caldwell County; one brother, Joe Boitnott of Danville; and three sisters, Debbie Massey of Caldwell County and Ruth Ann Wright and Laura Boitnott, both of Louisville, Kentucky. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Morgan’s Funeral Home. Burial will be at Beech Grove Cemetery in Caldwell County.


JUN 4, 1918-SEP 7, 2009

CADIZ, KY— Funeral services for Mrs. Maudie E. Thomas, 91 of Cadiz were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Hal Shipley and the Rev. Jack Studie officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres, in Cadiz. Mrs. Thomas died at 4:23 a.m. Monday, September 7, 2009 at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville of natural Causes. Mrs. Thomas was born on Tuesday, June 4, 1918 in Lamasco, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Athen B. and Mary Susan Hopper Cotton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wallace Thomas, one brother, Charlie Cotton, three sisters, Alva Mae Barnes, Lena Erwin, and Margaret Sartin. Survivors include two sons and daughters in law, Sue and Claude Harrison of Cadiz, Peggy Yvonne and James Tomlin of Thompson Station, Tenn., grandchildren, Bob Harrison, Eric Harrison, Tina Thomas, Toni Thomas, Jaime Street, Michelle Nagle, step grandchildren, Donald Bush, Ronald Bush, Sheryl Goforth, sixteen great grandchildren, and special friends of he family Bob and Joanne Rose, of Cadiz. Serving as pallbearers were Eric Harrison, Bob Harrison, Donald Bush, Ronald Bush, Benny Street and John Nagle. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O-Dee Eggers, 203 Choctaw Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the Cadiz Gideon Camp, PO box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211; She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Mark Harris, vocalist, and Jan Oakley, pianist, provided the music.


JUN 3, 1979-SEP 5, 2009

BASTROP, TX— Marine Capt. Joshua S. Meadows died September 05, 2009 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom at age 30. Joshua of Bastrop, Texas was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; He died Sept. 5 while supporting combat operations in Koshan, Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Angela Foster Meadows, his mother, Jan H. Meadows of Elgin, Texas and his sister, Erin Read Meadows of Monument, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Read Meadows. He is also survived by his uncles, Henry E. Meadows, Thomas O. Meadows and John B. Meadows and their families, his mother-in-law, Debbie Foster of Midland, Texas and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leland and Starr Foster of Sterling City, Texas. Josh leaves behind a host of family and friends whom he dearly loved.


AUG 28, 1925-AUG 24, 2009

WICHITA FALLS, TX— Mrs. Vera Cox Williams, 83, of Wichita Falls, Texas died Monday, August 24, 2009 in Wichita Falls. She was the widow of the late Cullen Williams, who was a former resident of Trigg County and whose family were pioneer farmers in Trigg and Calloway counties as well as descendants of the Thomas and Bridges families. Mrs. Williams and her husband lived in several USAF installations in the United States and foreign countries during his military career. Funeral services and burial were Wednesday, August 26, 2009 in Wichita Falls. In addition to her husband, her parents, one son, and three sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Sandy Fogarty of Cleburne, Texas and Carrie Beth Bilbow of Wichita Falls. Also surviving are one sister-in-law, Hilda Williams Bridges of Murray, and several nieces and nephews in Trigg and Christian counties.


AUG 3, 1948-AUG 23, 2009

MURRAY, KY--Allen Thomas Cunningham, 61, of Murray died Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Cunningham was a retired supervisor for Briggs & Stratton and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of Glendale Road Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Cunningham; one daughter, Sara Jane Hedges of Paducah; one stepdaughter, Catlyn Jump of Murray; his mother, Maxine Cunningham Fields of Murray; and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Margaret Smith Cunningham, and his father, Alfred Cunningham. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with John Dale officiating. Burial will be at Murray Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Shriners Children Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502-1204.


JUN 5, 1949-AUG 14, 2009

NEW CONCORD, KY--James A. Thomas, 60, of New Concord died Friday, August 14, 2009 at his home.  Mr. Thomas was a self-employed truck driver, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, a member of the Teamsters Union Local No. 236 in Paducah, a member of the O.O.I.D.A. and a member of the Northside Baptist Church of Murray.  Surviving are his wife, Diane Thomas; two daughters, Michelle Stovall of Murray and Renee Kukowski of New Concord; two sisters; three grandchildren; a stepmother, Clara Thomas; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Gentry Thomas and Mary Bob Hubbs Thomas; a stepmother, Dotty Thomas; and a nephew.  There will be a private family service held. No public visitation or services will be held. J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital, St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.


AUG 7, 1950-AUG 14, 2009

CADIZ, KY  — Larry “Rabbit” Hinson, 59, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Cadiz, died Friday, August 14, 2009, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  Mr. Hinson had worked for Roy T. Goodwin Trucking as a driver, was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.  Survivors include two daughters, Stacey Dean and Melissa Jaggers, both of Elizabethtown; four sisters, Connie Hawkins, Dottie Hendricks, Sandra Oliver and Charlotte Yancey, all of Cadiz; one brother, Tommy Hinson of Henderson; and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoy Hollis Hinson and Opal Jean Wilson Raper Hinson, and two brothers. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Hawkins officiating. Burial will be at Lawrence Cemetery.


NOV 3, 1947-AUG 8, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY  — David Edward Jones, 61, Oak Hurst Drive, died at 4:27 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009, at his home following a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Giltner, Jim McKenzie, James Hazelrigg and Jeremy Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. A native of Princeton, Kentucky, he was born Nov. 3, 1947, the son of Daphne Thomas Major, Hopkinsville, and the late Wylie Jones. He was a registered architect and owned David E. Jones Architect Inc. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, was a former Boy Scout master, was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, was a Mason and a member of Preservation Kentucky, Forum National Trust and Historic Preservation. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. A son, Brian E. Jones, preceded him in death. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Sanders Jones; a daughter, Amie Jones, the home; his stepfather, Howard Major, Hopkinsville; his stepmother, Pat Jones, Madisonville; a stepbrother, Mike Young, Dawson Springs, and two stepsisters, Lori Young, Gordon, Ariz., and Cindy Major Rush, Kansas. Memorials may be made to the Amie Jones Education Fund at United Southern Bank, to the David E. Jones Memorial Fund at Heritage Christian Academy or to Hillcrest Baptist Church.


OCT 15, 1933, 1947-AUG 7, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH— Layton Chappell Thomas, age 75, died August 7, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on October 15, 1933 in Akron to Olif and Mellie Cox Thomas. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Kent State University and his Master's Degree from the Ohio State University. Layton is preceded in death by his parents and son John Chappell Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Meade Thomas; daughter, Pamela (Dane) Thomas Smith; step-children, Kriste (Chris) Gamble, Sheril (John) Johnson, Todd (Shannon) Hull, and Craig (Tammie) Hull; and 13 grandchildren. A memorial service washeld at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave.. Columbus, Ohio 43232.


SEP 25, 1929-JUL 3, 2009

FULTON, KY. —Jim Lancaster, 79, of Fulton, formerly of Paducah, died at 12:51 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Lancaster was retired from Farm Bureau Co-op of Indiana. Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Shiesl of Wasilla, Alaska, Judy Lancaster of Fulton and Lynn Burkett of Hillsdale, Mich.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife. His parents were Jesse and Katherine Lancaster. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Ken-Tenn Humane Society, 118 Meadowview Dr., Fulton, KY 42041.


OCT 10, 1928-JUN 24, 2009

SAN ANTONIO, TX. — Edward W. Battoe, age 80, of San Antonio, Texas went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 24, 2009. He is survived by his wife Dixie Battoe, daughter Elizabeth Battoe, son Eddie Battoe and wife Julie, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one sister, Lucille Drennan of Princeton, Kentucky, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. SMSgt. Battoe  retired February, 1972 after 26 years of service to his country.  He was awarded various medals including the World War II Victory Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Bronze Star with V device for Heroism, and Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He retired as General Manager of Disabled American Veterans Industries in 1994 (22 years), and as President of Battoe Industries Inc. in 1999  He enjoyed traveling and researching the genealogy of the Battoe family.  He was a member of Horizon Church, where he will be dearly missed. Graveside services will be held July 3, 2009 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 9:30 a.m.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners’ Hospitals for children.


FEB 27, 1959-JUN 24, 2009

RALEIGH, NC. — Mark Odin Timmons, 50, died on the morning of June 24, 2009 in the loving arms of his adoring wife. He loved his family above all and was especially proud of his sons, Jacob and Christopher. Mark was born in Winston-Salem on February 27, 1959, to Harry and Janice Timmons. He attended R.J. Reynolds High School and N.C. State University, then made his home in Raleigh. Mark enjoyed his work and friends at Wake County GSA, where he was CAFM System Administrator. He loved playing tennis, and his friends in the tennis community were a great source of support for him. Mark leaves to treasure his memory his wife and soulmate, Susan Snyder; and their sons, Christopher, 20, and Jacob, 16. Also his mother, Janice T. Carter; brothers, David and Phil, Phil’s wife, Martha; in-laws, Robert and Dyanne Snyder, Pat Cooke, David Snyder, Leslie Lanham; and beloved nieces and nephews. His family would like to thank Mark Yoffe, Allison Casey, and all the good folks at the Cancer Centers of North Carolina. Special thanks to Dr. Krishna, wherever you are in the universe. Please join us for a service honoring his life at St. Francis UMC in Cary, NC, on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm. For those wishing to leave a memorial, a college fund has been established for his sons with the College Foundation of North Carolina’s 529 plan. Checks may be made payable to NC529 Plan with beneficiary name Christopher Jacob Timmons, acct. no. 540269907-001.


JUL 8, 1921-JUN 25, 2009

BENTON, Ky. — Pearle Bridges Scillion, 87, of Benton passed away at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Calvert City Convalescent Center. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school for many years. She was raised in the Woodson Chapel Community. She was active with the DAV and VFW in Calvert City. She worked for many years at the Dr. Lyles Optometry office. She is survived by a son, Mike and wife Sheila Scillion of Gilbertsville; daughters Renee and husband Merlin Ray of Calvert City, Jean and husband Eddie Darnell of Gilbertsville, and Margaret Ann and husband Wavel Maddox of Benton; one sister, Loraine Forsythe of Benton; one brother, Harry Bridges of Benton; grandchildren, Randy Maddox, Barry Maddox, Shane Maddox, Steve Darnell, Brad Darnell, Wendy Greer, LaDonna Pahl, Evert Scillion, Michael Scillion and Stacy Timmons; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Scillion; sisters Minnie Lee Boatright, Louise Gray and Anna D. Mitchell; and a brother, Randall K. Bridges. Her parents were Sarah Ellen McCoy Bridges and Willie H. Bridges. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Brown and the Rev. Darvin Stom will officiate. Burial will follow at Dees Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Dees Cemetery Fund, c/o Dale Smith, 5086 U.S. 62, Calvert City, KY 42029.


NOV 21, 1927-JUN 12, 2009

CADIZ, KY -- Homer Wilson, 81, Cadiz, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2009, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center of natural causes. Services were scheduled for 2  p.m. Monday, June 15, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hagan officiating. Burial was to be in Jones Cemetery in Trigg County. A native of Trigg County, he was born Nov. 27, 1927, the son of the late Howard and Bertha Aldridge Wilson. He had owned and operated Wilson’s Market in Cadiz and was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Survivors include his wife, Nella Sholar Wilson; two sons, Roy and Lynn Wilson, both of Cadiz; a daughter, Mrs. John (Vicki) Bridges, Cadiz; a sister, Louise Lawrence, Cadiz; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Jones Cemetery Fund, In Care Of Bob Brame, Post Office Box 829, Cadiz, Ky., 42211, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite 102, Louisville, Ky., 40220.

MAR 23, 1920-JUN 9, 2009

NASHVILLE, TN—Mary Elizabeth Futrell Age 89 died June 9, 2009.  Mrs Futrell was born in Pensacola, FL and was raised in Wartrace, TN. She retired with 26 years of service from Baptist Hospital and was a member of First Southern Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lane Futrell, Sr; 2 brothers and a sister. She is survived by daughters, Mary Lane Stain, Bothell, WA and Susan (Mike) Clemmons, Del Mar, CA; son, Alfred (Joanne) Futrell, Jr., Nashville, TN; several nieces, nephews and other family members; and Maggie the Cat. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 11am from the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home, with Bro. Jack Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be Friday, June 12, 2009 5-8pm and Saturday 10am until service time at Spring Hill Funeral Home. Arrangements by SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY 5110 Gallatin Rd. Nashville, TN 37216.

OCT 15, 1924-JUN 8, 2009

TUCSON, AZ—Dorothy L. Jones Heyde, 84 years of age, passed away June 8, 2009 after a short illness. Dorothy, of Tucson, formerly of St. Louis, MO, was born in Hartford, IL, daughter of the late Julian G. and Sarah Jane (Thomas) Jones. She and her husband have resided here for the past five years. She graduated from SIU with the Class of 1938. She was a member of Phi Beta Epsilon. The fact that she was detail oriented made her an important partner in managing the family businesses. Her efficiency was partially responsible for making it possible for her and her husband to travel the world over. As a devoted Christian, Dorothy was very active in The First Baptist Church, Affton, MO. Dorothy leaves her husband of 60 years, Harvey P. Heyde, Sr.; sons, David P. (Maria) Heyde of Tucson, Harvey P. (Kyunga) Heyde, Jr. and Christopher R. (Lisa) Heyde, all of Arroyo Grande, CA. She was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren and also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Warren Phillip and Dean Julian Heyde. A Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2009 at Evergreen Mortuary, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary on Thursday, June 11, 2009 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Dorothy's name to the Gospel Rescue Mission, The Salvation Army or the Disabled American Veterans.


MAY 28, 1922-JUN 2, 2009

CADIZ, KY -- Lorene Bridges Nichols, 87, of Wallonia died Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Christian Care Communities in Hopkinsville. She was a member of Wallonia Christian Church. She is survived by her son, Billy Joe Nichols of Wallonia; her daughter, Betsy Nichols of Wallonia; one brother, John Elias Bridges of Wallonia; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Nichols Jr.; one grandchild; one brother; and one sister. Her parents were Norris Hopson and Johnnie Adelia “Sally” Murphy Bridges. Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Billy Joe Nichols officiating. Burial was in Wall Cemetery in Wallonia.

DEC 23, 1955, 1921-JUN 2, 2009

CLARKSVILLE, TN—Cheryl Crabtree Del Papa, 53, LaVergne, TN, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at her residence. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Sykes Funeral Home Chapel with Garner Smith officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Cheryl was born December 23, 1955 in Hopkinsville, KY, daughter of the late Charles Crabtree, and Nancy Bridges Crabtree Chisenhall. Cheryl was an LPN and member of Grace Baptist Church. In addition to her mother she is survived by her stepfather Joe Chisenhall; husband Lawrence Joseph Del Papa; son Joshua Wayne (Destiny) Cooper; brother Rodney (Libby) Crabtree, WA. Sisters Cathy Van Brunt, Clarksville and Tina (Kevin) Chisenhall-Dozier, Springfield; two grandchildren Joshua Dayton Cooper and McKenzie Ariel Cooper. Pallbearers are Harold Ellis, Eugene Ellis, Paul Greene, John Wayne Herndon, Steve Herndon, and Kevin Dozier. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family % Tina Dozier.


JUN 22, 1924-MAY 14, 2009

PRINCETON, KY -- Mrs. Fances "Sissy" Thomas, 84, Princeton, KY died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 3:00 AM at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Eddy Creek Baptist Church. Sevices will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 17, 2009 at Eddy Creek Baptist Church in Caldwell County, KY with Rev. Leslie Joyce officiating. Burial will follow in the Eddy Creek Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 Saturday at Morgan's Funeral Home. She is survived by her son, George Thomas,Caldwell Co., KY, one daughter, Yvonne Robertson, Crestwood, KY, one sister, Sue Mathis, Cadiz, KY, 6 Grandchildren, Sandra Robertson, Curt Robertson, Steve Robertson, Susan Sanford, Brock Thomas and Lynn Byarly, 6 great-grandchildren and one gt. gt. grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Y. Thomas, her parents, George and Mary Rogers Hawkins.

JUL 5, 1918-MAY 13, 2009

TAHLEQUAH, OK--Louise Thomas, the daughter of Herbert K. and Sarah (Peters) Comer was born on July 5, 1918 in Haskell and passed away peacefully in her home in rural Tahlequah where she resided for 34 years. Louise married her high school sweetheart, Pete Thomas, on March 15, 1937 and through this union they raised four children. They lived most of their lives in Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kan. prior to moving to Tahlequah. Louise was a licensed practical nurse, being licensed in 1956. She enjoyed life, and especially caring for her patients, of whom some became life long friends.Louise, along with her husband, was instrumental in the works of the Southern Baptist Mission, and later the building of the permanent Southern Baptist Church, where she loved teaching Sunday school class. Throughout the years, Louise touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. During her illness of the past three years she was cared for by her three daughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Pete, one brother Kenneth L. Comer, and his wife Sarah C. Comer, and three infant grandsons. She is survived by a very loving family which includes one son Kenneth J.P. Thomas and his wife Dora of Phoenix, Ariz., Daughters Melva L. Reed of Collinsville, Gloria Hayes and Joe Smith of Tulsa, Kay Roberts and husband Lum of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren along with one niece Oneta Capps of Shawnee, and one nephew John Comer of Tahlequah, and many more relatives and friends. Services were under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home. Services were held on Saturday May 16, 2009 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Oklahoma City, with Bo Holland officiating.


APR 5, 1947-MAY 12, 2009

LEWISBURG, KY -- Layton Earl Bridges, 62, Lewisburg, died at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at his home of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with visitation to be from noon Thursday until time for the service. The body will be cremated. A native of Trigg County, he was born April 5, 1947, the son of the late Lawrence Eugene and Mary Lou Bridges. He was a construction worker. In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Peggy Bridges; four daughters, Mary Jo Conger, Russellville, Jennifer Gross, Colorado Springs, Colo., Marsha Giffis, Cottontown, Tenn., Lisa Vincent, Calhoun; two sons, Jeff Bridges, Colorado Springs, Chad Bridges, Russellville; a stepson, J.J. Stewart, Russellville; a stepdaughter, Christy Gibbs, Hopkinsville; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

APR 2, 1943, 1921-MAY 6, 2009

WEST PLAINS, MO—Funeral services for Jerry Dwain Briggs, 66, West Plains, will be Saturday, May 9, 2009, in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Briggs died at 7:20 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at his home. He was born April 2, 1943, near Pottersville, Mo., to Herbert Hadley and Clara Alice Lawing Briggs. On Feb. 10, 1995, he was married at West Plains, Mo., to Linda Jines. Before his retirement, Mr. Briggs was employed at DRS Tech formerly known as Southwest Truck Body for 37 years. He was a member of the Howell Valley Chapel for several years. He is survived by his wife, Linda Briggs, of the family home; six children, Corky Briggs, Nixa, Mo., Kelly Briggs, Nixa, Mo., Ancel Jines, wife, Wendy, Jonesboro, Ark., Wendall Jines, wife, Amber, Cherokee Village, Ark., Anita Bottrell, husband, Kris, West Plains, Mo., and Mitch Jines, wife, Amy, Mountain Home, Ark.; 16 precious grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Wilma Maritt, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Janet Roberts, husband, Burl Lee, Caulfield, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and life long friends, Dennis Roberts and Jack Littlejohn. His parents; one sister, Eunice Gunter; one niece, Shawnna Roberts; and one great nephew, Cory Parrish, precede him in death. Burial will be at Gospel Hill Cemetery. Howell County News (May/13/2009)


NOV 27, 2007-MAY 5, 2009

CADIZ, KY -- Emily Scott Cook, 17 months, Jacksonville, Fla., died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at the Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center of natural causes. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Trigg Memory Acres with the Rev. Dan Swartz officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 until 3 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. A native of Jacksonville, she was born Nov. 27, 2007, the daughter of Jeremy Scott and Daphne Hinson Cook. In addition to her parents, survivors include two sisters, Sabrina Marie Cook, Madison LeAnne Cook, both of Jacksonville; her paternal grandmother, Linda Cook, Cadiz; maternal grandmother, Cindy Hinson, Cadiz; maternal great-grandparents, Roy and June Ezell, Cadiz, and her paternal great-grandmother, Lillie Mae Cook, Georgia.


SEP 27, 1949-MAY 4, 2009

CADIZ, KY -- Prentice Dale “Doc” Miller, 59, of Cadiz died Monday, May 4, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He attended Maple Grove Baptist Church and worked for Brazeway in Hopkinsville. He is survived by his wife, Judy Cunningham Miller; and two daughters, Leslee Wright of Bumpus Mills, Tenn., and Michelle Miller of Cadiz. He was preceded in death by his father, David Miller; his mother, Dorothy Joiner Adams; and his stepfather, George Adams. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Revs. Ronnie Hooks and Irvin Darnall officiating. Interment will be at Allen Cemetery in Trigg County.


APR 12, 1917-MAY 3, 2009

PRINCETON, KY --Frances Smith Bridges, 91, of Princeton, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at 6:50 p.m. at Caldwell County Hospital, following a short illness. A homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Princeton, she was born Aug. 16, 1917, in Caldwell County, a daughter of the late Volley and Mattie Smith Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford "Pete" Bridges; and a brother, Jesse Smith. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be conducted Thursday, May 7, at 1 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery. (Princeton) with the Rev. Irvin Darnell and the Rev. Ronnie Hooks officiated.


MAR 16, 1926-APR 30, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Lurline Cumbee, 83, Cumbee Road, died at 11:48 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009, at her home following a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Lamb Funeral Home with Robert Webb and Garland Hester officiating.Burial was in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  A native of Trigg County, she was born March 16, 1926, the daughter of the late Monroe Sholar and Ivy Wallis McKinney. She was a homemaker and a member of the Honey Grove Homemakers Club and was a member of the Little River Church of Christ. Her husband, Raymond Cumbee, died in 2003. Survivors include two sons, Ronald and Bobby Cumbee, both of Hopkinsville; a sister, Lola Cunningham, Gainesville, Ga.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice or to the Little River Church of Christ.



JUN 18, 1934-APR 18, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Delores Ann Thomas Sanders, 74, Hopkinsville, died at 11:38 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009, at her home of complications from a stroke. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Kim Combs officiating. Burial will be in Caldwell Blue Spring Cemetery in Caldwell County.  A native of Cadiz, she was born June 18, 1934, the daughter of the late Harmon Layton and Vira Esteen Bridges Thomas. She was retired from the Kentucky Farm Workers’ Program and was a former part-time employee at Indian Hills IGA.She was a member of the Eastern Star, a life member of the Kentucky Parent Teacher Association and was known for the decorating of her Fort Campbell Boulevard home during each holiday season. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. Her husband, the Rev. Nacy C. Sanders, preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Cindy) Ellis, Benita Dawn Sanders, both of Hopkinsville, and a grandson. Memorials may be made to the donor’s Christian charity of choice.


FEB 22, 1970-APR 9, 2009

LOUISVILLE, KY--Christopher David Ernspiker, 39, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at his home. He was the founder of Big Rock Show Inc., a musician, music teacher and a worship leader for the Heart of Fire Church. He was also a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Janet Dell Ernspiker. He is survived by his father, Edward Gene Ernspiker; his maternal grandmother, Edie Wilkins; paternal grandmother, Della Ernspiker; an uncle, Dan Ernspiker; and an aunt, Linda Hatter. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Mark Ernspiker Jr. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 4305 Hopewell Road, with burial to follow in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Heart of Fire Church, 5101 Bardstown Road and after noon Tuesday at Hopewell Baptist Church. The family has entrusted Dave's arrangements to the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.


MAY 11, 1930-APR 9, 2009

SYCAMORE, MO--    Funeral services for Edward “James” Owens, 78, Sycamore, Mo., were Monday, April 13, 2009, at the Ball Church of Christ, Dora, Mo., under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Owens died at 5:20 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2009, at West Vue Nursing Center. He was born May 11, 1930, at Lawndale in Ozark County, Mo., to Edward Alvin and Laina L. Howard Owen. On April 18, 1959, he was married at Springfield, Mo., to Rosemary Lee. He was a local historian and was deeply involved in the history of the old grist mill known as the Aid Hodgson Water Mill. Also, Mr. Owens was well known for his interest in antiques, especially early American primitives. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Owens, of the family home; six children, Stephen Owens, wife, Grace, of Pensacola, Fla., Ronald Owens of McAllen, Texas, Kenneth Owens, wife, Martha, of Branson, Mo., Laina Owens of Kansas City, Kan., James Joseph Owens, wife, Penny, of Reno, Nev., and John Owens, wife, Elizabeth, of Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren, Scott Owens, Michael Owens, Keith Owens, Janelle Alahmad, Karen McQueary and Erica Buckingham; four brothers, Archie Owen of Clever, Mo., Sam Owen of Battlefield, Mo., Jerry Owen of Rogersville, Mo., and Larry Owen of Pocahontas, Ark.; two sisters, Anna Barton of St. Louis, Mo., and Sonya Mitchell of Springfield, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Owens loved and was devoted to his family. Burial was at Ball Cemetery near Dora, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Riverways Hospice and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


OCT 3, 1928-APR 9, 2009

WATKINSVILLE, GA--Louis Randolph (Randy) Yates passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center after a courageous and well-fought battle with cancer. Randy was a resident of Oconee County since 1976 and resided the past two years in Barrow County. He was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church in Watkinsville.  He was born in Paducah, Kentucky on Oct. 3, 1928 and was a young 80 years old. All who knew Randy grew to love him from his outgoing personality and genuine love of life. He worked for Wal-Mart and helped open the original Wal-Mart on Huntington Road by Georgia Square Mall. He retired from Wal-Mart where he made many dear friends while working there. He continued to stay active, working part-time at the Barrow County Leisure Services Center in Winder until December 2008. While he lived a simple life, his courage and strength was acknowledged by one of his doctors who stated that he was a "true warrior." The things he enjoyed most in life were fishing, the beach and spending time with family and friends and his dog Roscoe.  When Randy stepped into Heaven he was reunited with his beloved wife of 50 years Dorothy Yates, as well as his mother Nellie Hodges and father Ezra Yates. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Mike and Chris Walker of Watkinsville, his daughter Lisa Leighton of Winder and his sister Del LeClaire of Eddyville, Ky. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren who were the light of his life, Ben and Katie (Walker) Fitzpatrick, Molly Walker, Randy and Alan Leighton, Jr., along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in the Fellowship Hall at Briarwood Baptist Church on Hwy. 53 in Oconee County. A memorial service will be Friday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Floral arrangements may be sent to Lord & Stephens West. Lord and Stephens, West, is in charge of arrangements. 


DEC 6, 1912-APR 7, 2009

JETMORE, KS--L. LaVern Spreier, 96, died April 7, 2009, at the Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore. He was born December 6, 1912, at Rozel, the son of Fred and Belva Ricks Spreier. A lifetime area resident, he was the first Soil Conservationist in Hodgeman County. He belonged to the United Presbyterian Church, Elder and trustee for the church, Jetmore. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State Teachers College and a member of the Lewis Field Pioneers, played semi pro baseball, loved woodworking and was a coach and teacher at Rozel High School. On July 16, 1940, he married Lucille W. Wilson at LaCrosse. She died August 5, 2002. Survivors include: a son, Scott Spreier, Dallas, Texas; daughter, Linda Hardgrove, Estes Park, Colorado; brother, Everett Spreier, Larned; sister, Marjorie Fuller, Garden City; Five Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Salmans. Funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the United Presbyterian Church, Jetmore, with Rev. Mark Durham presiding. Friends may call from 9a.m. to 8p.m. Thursday and Friday at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore. Memorials may be sent to the United Presbyterian Church or the Long Term Care Center, Jetmore, in care of the funeral home.



APR 30, 1943-APR 2, 2009

MAYFIELD, KY -- Services for Shirley Ann Sholar Jones, 65, of Mayfield were held at 2 p.m. Sunday April 5, 2009 at Byrn Funeral Home. Burial was at Mayfield Memory Gardens.Mrs. Jones died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she was a former pianist and organist, and a retired secretary for J & L Plumbing. Survivors include one daughter, Sherri Jones of Mayfield; one brother, Ben Sholar of Des Moines, Iowa; one aunt; one nephew; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin C. Sholar and Martha Louise Sanderson Sholar.


AUG 13, 1949-MAR 29, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY -- Gerald Bennett Thomas, 59, Antioch Road, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, March 29, 2009, at his home following a long illness.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Giltner officiating.  A native of Christian County, he was born August 13, 1949, the son of the late Robert Edward and Ora Mae Calhoun Thomas. He was retired from the Hopkinsville Fire Department and was a farmer and contractor and a member of the Second Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Pat Thomas; a son, Rodney Thomas, Hopkinsville; a brother, Billy Ray Thomas, White House, Tenn.; four sisters, Mrs. Carol (Betty) Young, Hopkinsville, Diane Thomas Marsh, Nashville, Tenn., Glenda Pierce, Louisville, Mrs. John (Sue) Edwards, Charlotte, N.C., and two grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the Christian County Baptist Association or to Pennyroyal Hospice.


AUG 8, 1921-MAR 25, 2009

AKRON, OH --Watson Luther Blanton, 87, went home to be with his Lord on March 25, 2009. He was born in Clearwater, Florida, on August 8, 1921. He visited Clearwater every five years to attend his high school class reunion. He received his B.S. Degree from The University of Akron where he was a member of the Alumni Association and the Zip Athletic Club. Mr. Blanton was a member of the Adoniram Lodge #517 F&AM. He served as master of the Lodge in 1994. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. As a member of Calvary Baptist Church, he held the following offices: Deacon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Financial Secretary, Sunday School teacher, and Treasurer of the Loyal Sons and Daughters Sunday School Class. He attended The Chapel. During World War II, FCI Officer Blanton served in five major naval battles in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Tingey DD539. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart. After the war, he was a member of the commissioning crew of the U.S.S. Toledo. Watson retired from the Akron Beacon Journal with 22 years service in the engraving department. Recently the Webelos I Den from Pack 3075 in Akron gathered at Watson's northwest Akron home to perform a patriotic ceremony of kindness and respect to honor him for his military service in the Navy during World War II. Watson was honored and thrilled to hear that the Cubs have voted to make him an honorary member of their Pack. Mr. Blanton was preceded in death by his parents, James and Effie Blanton; brothers, Lee and Fred; and sisters, Lois and Lucille. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta Evelyn; sister, Mildred Lazo; and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. Robert D.Mosteller, Dr. Eric Rodriguez, Dr. Richard Sparrow, Dr. Michael Gideon, and the doctors and nurses in Emergency at Summa, especially Dr. Ugo Gallo who saved Watson's life, the caring and kind nurses in Critical Care at Summa, and also Melissa White and Scott Carter, his heroes, who administered CPR to him when he suffered a cardiac arrest. We owe much appreciation to the Cadiac Rehab Staff at Summa Hospital who provided rehab treatment for Watson that resulted in a prolongation of his life Jim, Clyde, Tom, Kendra, Patti, and Sally. Grateful appreciation is also expressed to Pastor Lynn Warner and Pastor Eloy Pacheco from The Chapel for their faithfulness in ministering daily to Watson and the hospital chaplains, Deborah Damore and Lois Maio and to Melissa Carawick, hospital staff member. Services will be held 11 a.m. MONDAY at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., with Pastors Lynn Warner, Eloy Pacheco and Steven Sholar officiating. Interment with military honors by V.F.W. Post 7971/American Legion Post 473 at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home SUNDAY from 2 to 5 p.m., where Adoniram Lodge #517 officiated by George Seabeck will conduct services at 5 p.m., and one hour before services on Monday. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Haven of Rest, 175 E. Market St., Akron 44308. His presence will be missed by the family.


MAR 24, 1927-MAR 25, 2009

BROKEN ARROW, OK -- Edward Jay “E.J.” Redwine, 82, born March 24, 1927, to German Redwine and Stella Decker Redwine of Jenny Lind, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He is survived by sons, Ernest Redwine of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Randall and wife, Donna Redwine of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; daughter, Carla and husband, L.C. Burkett of Sunray, Texas; sister, Inice Swain of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Clint Redwine, Jeff Redwine, Guy Burkett, Lorena Burkett and Elissa Hawthorne; and 11 great-grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Broken Arrow Senior Center, 1800 S. Main St., Broken Arrow, OK 74012. Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 27, 2009 at Old Jenny Lind Cemetery in Jenny Lind under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.


NOV 5, 1925-MAR 24, 2009

TULIA, TX -- Walter Conway (W.C.) Teel, 83, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in Amarillo. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ernie McGaughey and Rev. Kay Reed officiating. Private cremation burial will be held at a later date. Services are under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. W.C. was born November 5, 1925 near Paducah to Walter T. and Mary (Lee) Teel. He served in the US Army during WWII. He married Kathleen Cantrell in Dalhart in 1948. They made their home in Tulia for 57 years prior to moving to Amarillo in 2005. He owned and operated Teel Appliance Service for several years. While in Tulia they were members of First United Methodist Church and after moving to Amarillo they joined St. Paul United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife: Kathy Teel of Amarillo, one daughter: Becky Milner and husband Boyd of Lubbock, three sons: David Teel of Houston, Jerry Teel and wife, Dana of Jackson, Tennessee and Allen Teel and wife, Susan of Abilene, one sister: Betty Gibbs of Tyler and one brother: Bill Teel of Kemp. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 119 N. Briscoe, Tulia, Texas 79088 or to the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 I-40 West, Amarillo, Texas 79106 or a favorite charity.


OCT 9, 1919-MAR 10, 2009

 MADISONVILLE, KY--Anne Priest Baker died  on Tuesday , March 10, 2009, following a brief illness in Nashville, Tennessee where she had been living for the past five years. Anne was born in 1919 in Norfolk, Virginia, the youngest of six children of Mary and Fenton Priest. Anne graduated from Randolph Macon Women's College in 1941 and in 1944 married James Baker. In 1946 Anne and James moved to Madisonville, Kentucky so that he could take over management of the family's department store, Baker and Hickman. They lived in Madisonville for over 50 years. Anne had a genuine commitment to the Madisonville community. She was a lifelong supporter of fine arts and helped to foundthe Community Improvement Foundation, With her leadership the Foundation raised over $500,000 which was matched by the state and used to build the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. The Anne P. Baker Gallery at the Fine Arts Center was established to commemorate her valuable contributions to the Center. Anne was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madisonville . Before her marriage Anne was a junior-high science teacher. Anne's commitment to family and community were recognized in 1972 when she was selected as the Kentucky Mother of the Year. Anne is preceded in death by her husband James G. Baker, her father Fenton Furr Priest, her mother Mary Augusta Bull, her brothers Fenton Priest and Walter Irving Priest, and sisters Mary Voight, Margaret Wilkinson, and Elizabeth Stevenson. She is survived by sons James G. Baker, Jr., William Randolph Baker, and daughter Mary Holland Benin. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Barnett-Strother Funeral Home on Friday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. Burial followed at Odd Fellows Cemetery.



OCT 3, 1918-MAR 10, 2009


TAHLEQUAH, OK -- Mildred M. Ledbetter passed peacefully into the Lord’s hands on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Dr. James L. Ledbetter.  Mildred is survived by her daughter, Marlis Clark, and her son, Allen Ledbetter, both of Tulsa; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Emory Morgan, Harold Morgan, and Charles Morgan; and her sisters, Ethel Bradford and Edna Netherton, all of Nashville, Tennessee.  Mildred was born in Nashville, Tennessee on October 3, 1918, and graduated from East High School, salutatorian.  She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Tahlequah.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Food Pantry, 220 N. Muskogee Ave, Tahlequah, OK, 74464.  Services were held in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 13, 2009, with interment at 1:00 PM in the Fairview Cemetery in Pryor, OK.


JUL 9, 1934-MAR 6, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY -Thomas Lee Call, 74, devoted husband of 51 years to Jane Moseley Call of Lexington, passed away Fri, March 6, 2009 after complications following heart surgery. He was born in Elbridge, TN on July 9, 1934. He was the son of the late Melvin and Lola Call. He served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. Tom and Jane met at the University of Tennessee where he graduated in 1962 with a degree in electrical engineering. He had a long and successful career with IBM. Over the years, Tom enjoyed earning his commercial pilot's license, being a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple's Oriental Band, several rounds of bad golf, and cooking out with family and friends. His retirement was spent being a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be greatly missed. Besides his wife Jane, he is survived by a sister Melvina (James) Rogers, Munford, TN; a son, Jeff (Lisa) Call, Bartlett, TN; two daughters, Lee Ann (Sammy) Speaks, Midway, KY and Jana (Tim) Dries, Lexington, KY. Survivors also include 7 beautiful granddaughters, Allison, Lauren and Caroline Call, Casey and Samantha Speaks, Jade and Codi Dries. Graveside services will be 12 noon Mon at the Lexington Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7pm Sun at Milward-Southland. Tom and Jane are so grateful for their extended family of neighbors, friends and loved ones. Contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association for research into ARDS.

FEB 26, 1926-MAR 6, 2009

CADIZ, KY - Funeral services were conducted for Joe Darnall, 83, of Cadiz, on Sunday, March 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Rev. Ronnie Hooks officiated at the services. Burial followed at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, in Trigg Co. Mr. Darnall died on Friday, March 6, 2009, at 3 a.m. at Decedent’s Residence in Cadiz, of natural causes. Mr. Darnall was born on Friday, February 26, 1926, in Trigg Co. He was the son of the late Joseph Nuck and Lou Ella Dixon Darnall. Mr. Darnall was retired from the City of Cadiz where he was water plant operator. He was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He served as church treasurer for 33 years and served as Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Dean Thomas Darnall, one sister, Lou Ella Dixon Darnall, five brothers, Elias Darnall, Fentress Darnall, Clayton Darnall, Eugene Darnall, Elwood Darnell. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Freddie and Libby Darnall, of Cadiz, daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Roger Dillingham, of Bowling Green, one brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Irvin and Geneva Darnall, of Cadiz, one sister, Addie Harris, of Hopkinsville, grandchildren, Fred and Chasity Darnall, Jr., Chrissy and Tim Bush, James Russell and Deanna Dillingham, Jennifer Jo Dillingham and Natalie Brooke Dillingham. Great grandchildren, Logan Darnall, Ezra Darnall, Tyson Bush, Rylee Bush, and Reese Bush. Serving as pallbearers were Freddie Darnall, Roger Dillingham, Fred Darnall, Jr., Russ Dillingham, Tim Bush, Elwood Darnall, Johnny Darnall.



APR 20, 1920-MAR 4, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY --Services for Catherine Aldridge, 88, Hopkinsville, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with the Revs. Cecilia Aldridge Tucker and Doug Anderson and Bonita Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  She died at 1:32 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Christian Health Center of natural causes.  A native of Trigg County, she was born April 20, 1920, the daughter of the late Felon and Beatrice Wilkins Vowell.  She had worked at JC Penney and as an occupational therapist aide at Western State Hospital.  She was a member of the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church.  Her husband, Cecil Aldridge, died in 1982. A daughter, Linda Aldride Phillips, also preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, David Aldridge, Hopkinsville; a daughter, Cecilia Aldridge Tucker, St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1905.


JUN 14, 1920-MAR 1, 2009

CADIZ, KY --  Mr. Troy T. Stewart, age 88, of Cadiz, Ky., died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Western Kentucky Veteran's Center in Hanson, Ky. He was of the Baptist Faith, WWII US Army Veteran, was a member of Cadiz Masonic Lodge No.121 and was retired from the Maintenance Dept. from the Trigg Co. School System where he was also a bus driver. He is survived by One Son, Dan Stewart of Princeton, Ky. One Sister, Charlotte Adams of Hanson, Ky.One Brother, William "Jinks" Stewart of Cadiz, Ky. 1 Grandson and his wife, Jamie and Ashley Stewart of Cadiz, KY and 2 great grandchildren, Haley Stewart and Austin Taylor Thomas Stewart. He was preceded in Death by his father-William Bryant Stewart and mother-Ethel (Mitchell) Stewart, Wife-Mildred Gladys (Taylor) Stewart, Brother-Charles "Pete" Stewart and Sister-Eunice Futrell.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, KY. Funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home of Cadiz, KY at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 4, 2009, Reverend Sam Beeney officiating. Interment with full military honors provided by the Pennyrile Area honor guard will be at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, Ky.


JUL 20, 1921- FEB 25, 2009

CADIZ, KY -- Services for Mary Imogene Stewart Williams, 87, Cadiz, were held at 2 p.m.Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Barnes officiating.
Burial was in Rogers Cemetery in Cerulean.  She died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, February. 25, 2009, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes A native of Cerulean, she was born July 20, 1921, the daughter of the late Otho J. Stewart Sr. and Liddie Rogers Stewart.  She was a homemaker and was a Baptist. Her husband, Boyce B. Williams, and two sons, Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Williams and Robert Williams, preceded her in death.  Survivors include four sons, Otha Williams, St. Cloud, Fla., Lindle and Richard Williams, both of Cadiz, Jessie Williams, Bowling Green; two daughters, Emma Wyatt, Cerulean, Mary Spann, Cadiz; a sister, Kathleen Vinson, Mayfield; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.



JAN 30, 1931- FEB 19, 2009

CADIZ, KY -Memorial services for Dell Freeman, Jr., 78, of Cadiz were conducted on Friday, February 20, 2009, from 4-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Burial followed at the Starkie Thomas Cemetery, in Trigg County.  Mr. Freeman died on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 5:27 a.m. at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY of natural causes.  Mr. Freeman was born on Friday, January 30, 1931, in Christian County. He was the son of the late Samuel Dell and Tyline Mitchell Freeman.  Mr. Freeman was a Farmer, cattleman, real estate broker, auctioneer. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Trigg Co., and Guthrie Baptist Church, Guthrie, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher, as well as Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher at his first church, Locust Grove Baptist Church, Trigg Co. He was a 50 year member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge #121 and Ophelia Chapter of the order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Scottish Rite, West KY Consistory.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Barbara Ann Freeman Edwards, and one step son, Stanley Maxwell.  Survivors include his wife of nearly fifty years, Rose Clare Bridges Freeman, of Cadiz, sons and daughters in law, Dell and Mary Freeman, of Cadiz, Smith T. and Jerri Freeman, of Paducah, daughters and son in law, Carla and Nathan Jones, of Bowling Green, daughter, Brenda Susan Oliver, of Lyon Co., two brothers in law, Carl Bridges, of Cadiz, Mack Stapleton, of Akron, OH, six grandchildren, Jackie Oliver, Jr., Misty Boyer, Morgan Freeman, Peyton Freeman, Cortnee Kennedy, and Andrew Kennedy, three great grandchildren, Sean Meador, Zachary Meador, and Bryan Kennedy. Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of donor’s choice.



JUL 6, 1931-FEB 18, 2009

PADUCAH, KY -- Paul L. Clark, 77, of Paducah passed away at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at Lourdes hospital. Mr. Clark was retired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and was a member of the Twelve Oaks Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Bell Clark of Paducah; one daughter, Candy Varble and husband Jimmy of Benton; one son, Paul David Clark of Reidland; one granddaughter, Carla and husband Tyler Cryts; one brother, Joe Clark and wife Shirley of Lone Oak; three sisters, Barbara Gross and husband J.H. of West Paducah, Doris Lynn and friend Glen Davidson of Lone Oak, and Thelma Jean Hicks and husband Wayne of Lone Oak; one aunt, Maude Moss of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Andy Varble; and two brothers, Emmett Clark and Ed Clark. His parents were James Edmond Clark and Thelma Andrecht Clark. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2009 at Keeling Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  


FEB 6, 1927- FEB 16, 2009

CADIZ, KY --Funeral services were conducted for Reba Louise West Stephens, 82, of Cadiz on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.  Rev. Roy Marquess Jr. officiated at the services. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Stephens died on Monday, February 16, 2009, at 9:55 a.m. at Magnolia Village in Bowling Green, KY of natural causes.  Mrs. Stephens was born February 6, 1927, the daughter of the late Lear West Wiggins in Christian County, KY. She was a waitress and a member of the Trigg County Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar “Bud” Goodrich and her second husband, Robert Stephens in 2005; one son, Vernon Junior Randall in 1976 and one sister, Betty Martin.  Survivors include her granddaughter, Valerie Williams of Hopkinsville and one great grandson, Baylen Williams of Hopkinsville.  In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Magnolia Village attn: activities dept. at 1381 Campbell Ln. Bowling Green, KY 42104.



SEP 12, 1956- FEB 14, 2009

WOOSTER, OH-  Kathryn Burrow Atkinson, age 52, a Lorain native, passed away suddenly in her home in Wooster, OH on February 14, 2009. She was born September 12, 1956, in Lorain. She was a 1975 Southview High School graduate. She married Ronald W. Atkinson on October 24, 1980, in Lorain and moved to Ashland, OH where they remained for 17 years. She was employed for the past 13 years by The College of Wooster in Communications and Security. She was affectionately known as "the voice of Wooster College." She was very dedicated to her job and was depended on by colleagues for her knowledge of the many facets of the security department. Services were held on February 21 in Prentiss, Miss. where she was laid to rest. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Burrow of Prentiss, Miss., a sister Janet Mattern (Russ), of Herndon, Va. and brothers Sam Burrow (Carmen) and John Burrow (Shelia) of Prentiss. She was also a loving Aunt to Christopher Cooke, Jennifer Cooke Schrum, Tasha Burrow, Christopher Morris, Alicia Burrow Blocker, Logan Marie Mattern, Kenton Blocker and Hunter Schrum. There are also many loving Aunts, Uncles and cousins.  Her Father, Lindy E. Burrow preceded her in death in 1987. 


APR 7, 1918-FEB 14, 2009

HOPKINSVILLE, KY --Nannie B. Sholar, 90, Edwards Mill Road, died at 7:12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Christian Health Center of natural causes. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with the Rev. Will Stone officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. A native of Stewart County, Tenn., she was born April 7, 1918, the daughter of the late Luther and Etta King Rogers. She retired from JC Penney as a sales clerk and was a member of the Casky Baptist church where she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union. Her husband, John William Sholar Jr., died in 1978. Survivors include a son, Paul A. Sholar; two daughters, Kathy Tucker, Hopkinsville, Marilyn St. John, Hopkinsville; two brothers, Monroe Rogers, Macomb, Mich., Joe Rogers, Cadiz, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Casky Baptist Church, 4090 Casky Lane, Hopkinsville, Ky., 42240.


APR 9, 1922-FEB 12, 2009

CADIZ, KY -- Funeral services for Martha Hardy Jones, 86, of Cadiz, were conducted on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Rev. John Hagan officiated at the services. Burial followed at the Jones Cemetery, in Trigg County. Mrs. Jones died on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 1:56 p.m. at Greenhills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Nashville, TN of natural causes. Mrs. Jones was born on Sunday, April 9, 1922, in Trigg Co. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Linwood and Nell Bridges Hardy. Mrs. Jones was homemaker. In to addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Richard Jones, Sr., one son, Richard Jones, Jr., one brother, William Henry Hardy, two sisters, Frances Moran, and Gene McFadden. Survivors include one brother, Linwood Hardy, of Cadiz, two grandsons, Charles Richard Jones, III, and Michael Linn Jones, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Milburn Hardy, David Hardy, Cornelius Hardy, Steve Hardy, Mark Hardy and Daniel Hardy. Terry Blackwood, Vocalist and pianist provided the music. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jones Cemetery Fund c/o Bo Brame, 76 Brame Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211.


NOV 28, 1914- FEB 7, 2009

DALLAS, TX-Charles E. Seay, a mega-philanthropist who gave many millions to local causes, died peacefully in his home Saturday, February 7, 2009. He was 94. Mr. Seay, with his wife, Sarah "Sadie," was a major contributor to efforts involving children, animal welfare, education and the arts. The couple donated more than $31 million to programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals. The Seays' contributions helped UT Southwestern physicians provide the largest volume of pediatric emergency and intensive care in the country as well as undertake new research programs. The couple donated millions to groups such as Operation Kindness, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. The couple met while students at UT and married in 1937. Mr. Seay begin his career as an insurance agent in 1936 and launched his own business specializing in life-insurance common stocks, Seay, Sharpe and Co., 23 years later. Securities were added to the lineup, and business interests thrived. Mr. Seay served as an Army Air Corps officer in Wichita Falls in World War II, and his father was one of Dallas' first known physicians. In addition to his wife, Sarah Lee Meadows Seay and daughter, Sarah Stout, Mr. Seay is survived by sons Bob Seay and Steve Seay, both of Dallas; grandchildren Charles Stout of San Diego, Wilson Stout of Dallas, Lee Stout of Dallas and Michael Seay of New York; and great-granddaughter Ashley Stout of Dallas. His son Charles Seay Jr. preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Children's Medical Center or UT Southwestern. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.


JUL 4, 1949-FEB 2, 2009

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. -- Kirby Bridges, 59, died February 2, 2009 at Rosecreek Road in Madisonville, Kentucky.  He was a coal miner and surveyor and a member of the Charleston Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Marily,; and brother John.  Services at 2 p.m. February 6, 2009 at Beshear Funeral Home with burial at McNeely Cemetery.   


JUN 10, 1927-FEB 2, 2009

KUTTAWA, Ky. — Mrs. Leona Thomas, age 81, of Kuttawa died Monday, February 2, 2009, in Lourdes hospital in Paducah.  She is survived by one son, Calvin Thomas of Kuttawa and his fiancee, Brenda Jones; two daughters, Martha Yates and husband Rev. Ted of Kuttawa and Sara Bowland and husband Tommy of Calvert City; one brother, Calvin Guess of Christian County; six grandchildren, Cheryl Solomon, Brent Thomas, Jennie Oliver, James Yates, Lizzie Keadan and Aaron Hurst; three great-grandchildren, Faith Oliver, Grayson Oliver and Morgan Thomason; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Carli, Emily and Jeffrey Solomon. Services for Mrs. Thomas will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Lakeland Baptist Temple in Calvert City with Rev. John Terry officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Lyon County. Mrs. Leona Thomas was a homemaker and a member of Lakeland Baptist Temple in Calvert City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Thomas; by three brothers, Freeman, Ural and Robert Guess; by three sisters, Mertie Smith, Jennie Sowash and Mae Alice Armstrong; and by her parents, Samuel Guess and Alva Knight Guess. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons Internation, c/o David Mitchell, 9275 Cadiz Rd., Princeton, KY 42445. Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.


JUN 10, 1959-FEB 2, 2009

HENDERSON, KY --Tony "Groundhog" Hall age 49, of Henderson, KY passed away at 11:00 PM , Monday February 2, 2009. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kiley Hall in September, 2007. He was a graduate of Henderson County High School class of 1977. He was disabled  Survivors include: daughter: Lacey Hall Henderson, KY, son: Tony Wayne Hall II Henderson, KY, parents: Charles and Glenda Faye Hall, Henderson, KY, three sisters: Melissa Litton Corydon, KY, Susan Wooten Henderson, KY, Debra Sowders Henderson, KY and two grandchildren. Funeral Services for Tony "Groundhog" Hall will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Tapp Funeral Home, Henderson, Ky. Reverend Brett Eblen will officiate. Entombment will be in Fernwood Mausoleum, Henderson, KY. Friends may call from 12:00 PM until service time on Tuesday at Tapp Funeral Home, Henderson, KY. Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial fund in Tony Hall's name at Independence Bank. Pallbearers will be Tony Hall II, Michael Parker, Sammy Littlepage, Pat Payne, Travis Burnette, and Chris Crowley.


MAY 26, 1929-JAN 28, 2009

PADUCAH, KY--Thomas “Toby” Adams, 79, of Paducah died Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at his residence. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. Mr. Adams is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jean Adams; daughter, Deborah Turner and husband Steve of Smithland; brother, Lee Adams of Paducah; and two great-grandchildren, Alexandria Turner of Smithland and Dustin A. Poat of Marshall County; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Adams was predeceased by his parents, A.L. Adams and Gertie Adams; brother, Dub Adams; and granddaughter, Laura Stacey Poat. Graveside services will take place at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at Roth Funeral Chapel in Paducah.


JUN 26, 1930-JAN 24, 2009

VANPORT, PA--Charles Joseph Leaf, 78, of Van Buren Homes, Vanport, PA,  passed away Saturday, January 24, 2009, in his home, following an extended illness. He was born June 26, 1930, in New Brighton and was the son of the late William Edward and Ella Marie Ashton Leaf. Charles was a retired terminal manager and truck driver for Herr's Motor Express and was a Methodist by faith. A member of the American Legion Post 119, he was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Surviving him are his wife, Frances Meredith Leaf; two daughters, Loretta Ann Leaf, Beaver, and Belinda Leaf Casteel and her husband, James, Hollywood, FL; three grandchildren, Jamie Webster and his wife Traci, Washington, PA, and T.J. Casteel and Amy Lynn Casteel, Hollywood, FL; two greatgrandchildren, Marley and Emerson Webster, Washington, PA; two brothers, Bill Leaf, Baden, PA, and Donald Leaf, Darlington, and two stepbrothers, Bobby Runyon and Buddy Runyon, Crestline, OH. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Leaf; a grandson, Chad Webster, and a sister, Jean Boger. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver. The Reverend Gino DiMarco will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester. The family suggests contributions may be made to the Chad Webster Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Beaver Area High School. The Beaver County Special Unit is to meet at the funeral home Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. to provide full military honors for Mr. Leaf.


DEC 9, 1944-JAN 23, 2009

GRACEY, KY -- Dalton Earl Sholar, 64, of Gracey, Kentucky died Friday, January 23, 2009 at his home. He was a member of and deacon at Locust Grove Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, served in the U.S. Army reserves for 30 years and worked for Southern States for 18 years as a field sales representative. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Brenda Thomas Sholar; two sons, Matt Sholar of Cadiz and Chris Sholar of Alamagordo, N.M.; one sister, Mary Agnes Moore of Cadiz; one brother, Wendell Sholar of Gracey; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble Earl Sholar and Mary Katherine Sowell Sholar. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Locust Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. John Hagan and Jim Hazelrigg officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Jones Cemetery.

JUN 9, 1933, 1921-JAN 20, 2009

FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Mrs. Barbara Lee Hall Stanley, 76, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at her home. Daughter of the late Homer and Ora Lee Bridges Hall, she was the widow of Walter Ryland Stanley.She is survived by her daughter, Donna Grace Stanley Storrs; her son, Timothy Allen Stanley; three grandchildren, Robert Storrs V, Julia Bridges Storrs and Timothy Allen Stanley II; and her brother, Charles T. Hall. She was predeceased by two brothers, the Rev. J. William Hall and Don Hall. Mrs. Stanley moved to Fredericksburg in 1943 and graduated from James Monroe High School. She was a charter member of Ferry Farms Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, member of the choir and served on many committees. She was also a member of Job's Daughters, of which she was honored queen in 1953, the Fredericksburg Senior Citizens Board, the Fredericksburg Woman's Club, and the Mary Washington Auxiliary Executive Board. She worked at the Fashion Plate, and was resident manager of Marye's Heights Apartments for 17 years. She also worked at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Gene Willis officiating.  Pallbearers were Timmy Stanley II, Trevor Mead, Brock McDaniel, Jason Rose and Stan Seiber.In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Ferry Farms Baptist Church Building Fund.


OCT 23, 1931-JAN 20, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN-- Richard "Dick" Paul Hess 77 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on January 20, 2009. He was born October 22, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of Clarence and Mary (Bauman) Hess. Mr. Hess was a graduate of Xavier High School. He also attended Xavier University in Cincinnati. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dick served in Alaska during the Korean War. He was employed as a Territory Manager for Johnson and Johnson and retired in 1989 after 30 years. For outstanding sales achievement, high business principles, moral character and leadership he was presented the Johnson and Johnson Olympian Medallion Award in 1982. It embraced his principle "A life filled with outstanding deeds." He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He served as the chairman of the Holy Spirit Festival for 22 years, and on the usher committee, was a funeral acolyte, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Fatima Council. Dick had a variety of interests including golf, playing the piano, writing poetry and collecting coins. He enjoyed playing the role of Santa Claus for his family and community. He was an avid sports fan, rooting for Notre Dame, the Cincinnati Reds, the Colts, the Pacers and any sport in which his children or grandchildren were involved with. He was also a recipient of the Catholic Youth Organization Msgr. Albert Busald Service Award in 1984. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Marilyn Rogers Brown Hess; children, Paul, Michael (Angela), David, Christopher and Gregory Hess. Stepchildren, Stacy Tennell Young, Kimberly Brown Klein and Kevin M. Brown; and 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, brother: Jerry Hess and 2 nephews. His first wife, Laverne Bridges Hess and a daughter, Anne Marie Hess (Steve) Hammans preceded him in death. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 10:30 at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial was in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis.


JAN 6, 1956-JAN 13, 2009

CADIZ, KY -- David Anthony Sadler, age 53, of Cadiz died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at 1:52 p.m. at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville of natural causes. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at King’s Funeral Home. Visitation was held on Friday, January 16, 2009, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at King’s Funeral Home. Rev. Norman Cotton officiated the service with a eulogy by Coach Joe Kelly Jaggers and Sid McCraw. Burial followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Sadler was born in Chicago, Ill on January 6, 1956, and was the son of the late David Clarence Sadler and the late Marie Flood. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and a charter member of the Ponderosa Baptist Church. He was a former all-state football player at Trigg County who went on to play football for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama. He was a two-way starter on the offensive and defensive line for Trigg County’s state championship teams in 1971-72. He earned a scholarship to the University of Alabama and was a three-year letterman, becoming a starter and captain on the 1975 Crimson Tide team that beat Penn State in the Sugar Bowl. During his senior year for the Crimson Tide he started both ways. He was an Alumni of the Alabama “A” Club and Alabama National Alumni Association. He was a charter member of the Trigg Co. Football Alumni Hall of Fame and his jersey #76 is retired by the school. He was a logger. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lynda Moore Sadler of Cadiz and three daughters: Suzanna Marie Sadler, Katherine Brooke Sadler and Victoria Lyn Sadler all of the home; his father Robbie Flood of Cadiz; three brothers and sister-in-laws, Phillip and Lugene Sadler, Mike and Lisa Sadler and Micah Flood all of Cadiz. Four sisters, Dana Cross, Spring Flood and Codie Flood all of Cadiz and Judy Moore of Hopkinsville. Also a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. In addition to his mother and father he was preceded in death by a son Benjamin Allen Sadler and nephew Michael Colin Sadler. Pallbearers were Alabama football players and honorary pallbearers were Brant Cross, David Austin Cross, Alex Sadler, Drew Sadler, Lauren Sadler and Jordan Sadler. Music was provided by Jan Oakley, pianist. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sadler Family c/o King’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 470, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211.


JUL 17, 1925-JAN 7, 2009

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ--Robert "Bob" Sloan, 83, of Apache Junction, Arizona, formerly of Matherville, Illinois, died Jan. 7, 2009, his home. Memorial services are 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, Illinois. Burial is at Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville, with military rites conducted by Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley. He was born July 17, 1925, in Mammoth Springs, AR., son of Clinton and Elsie Moore Sloan. He married Mary Doud in 1947, in Aledo. She preceded him in death in 1964. He married Frances Schnowske Palmer April 23, 1965, in Galesburg. Bob worked as a tractor repairman for Farmall (International Harvestor), Rock Island for 31 years, retiring in 1974. After retirement, he bought a small farm in Iowa where he raised everything from chickens, cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. He farmed until 1985, then began wintering in Arizona. He served in the Navy during World War II. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and gardening. Surviving are his wife, Frances Sloan, Apache Junction, Ariz.; four daughters (spouses), Lynn Johnson, Rock Island, Brenda (Robert) Graham, Eagle, Wis., Diana (Jack) Tindall, Saginaw, Mich., Dena (David) Palmer, Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Mark (Shari) Sloan, Milan, and Danny Palmer, Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Jack (JoAnn) Sloan, Matherville. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; brothers, Sam (Alma) Sloan, and Hollis Sloan; and sister Vivian.



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