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ANITA CAROL HUTCHENS MORGAN 

AUG 17, 1941-DEC 30, 2011

MURRAY, KY—Mrs. Anita Carol Morgan age 70, of Murray, Ky., died Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Murray Calloway Co. Hospital. Mrs. Morgan was born Aug. 17, 1941 in Murray, Ky., to the late Shorty and Roberta Devine Hutchens. Mrs. Morgan worked for Holland drug, and retired from Quest Pharmaceuticals, she was a graduate of Murray High School. Survivors include two sons, Michael Morgan (Jeannie Allen) of Murray, Ky., Christopher Hobbs (Kristi) of Murray, Ky., Sister Betty Harper of Calvert City, Ky., three grandchildren, Chloe Morgan of Ridley, W.va., and Casey and Kinlee Hobbs both of Murray, Ky., also several nieces and nephews, and a close niece Jessica Mitchell of Murray, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James "Kenny" Morgan, sister, Diane Mitchell. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may go to your favorite charity in memory of Anita Carol Morgan.


GARY BURDETT ELLIS 

JUN 20, 1955-DEC 29, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Gary Burdett Ellis, 56,  died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at his home following a battle with cancer. He was a welder, had been employed by Cee Bee and the Dollar General Store, a  member of the Canton Baptist Church, a US Army and Navy Veteran.  He was born June 20, 1955.  Survivors: wife of 22 years: Margie S. Ellis, Cadiz; father and step mother: Elmer and Jan Ellis, Cadiz; mother: Gloria Ginn, Picayune, Mississippi; brother: Glenn Ellis, Mississippi; sister and brother-in-law: Lynette and Jonas Gaff, Hesperia, CA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Judy and Tony Thomas, Cadiz;  nieces; Britta Gaff and Hannah Gaff;  nephews; Gene Ladd and Scott Ellis;  great niece; MaKenzi Ellis; and  great nephews; Haydon Ladd and Ryan Ellis. He was preceded in death by his step father; Don Ginn; grandma and grandpa Ellis; grandma Shappley; Margies parents, brother and grandfather.  Funeral Services  will be held Monday, January 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at King’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Canton Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites. Memorial Donations may be made to the Phillips Family Cemetery C/o Bank of Cadiz PO Box 2020 Cadiz, Kentucky 42211 or to the Canton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 423 Boyd’s Landing Road, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211.

DEC 24, 1921-DEC 20, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Robert Lewis Miles, 89, of Christian Health Center died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Christian Health Center following a brief illness. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Greg Giltner officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour. A native of Bennettstown, Kentucky he was born December 24, 1921 the son of the late Lewis Dudley Miles and Julia Pendleton Miles.  He was a United States Army Veteran serving in WWII.  He retired from the United States Army Reserves as a Command SGT Major.  He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and a former member of the Lions Club.  He was preceded in death by his wife:  Elizabeth Sholar Miles (2006); and his son:  Gary Lewis Miles (2001).  Survivors include his daughter:  Patricia Miles Morrow of Hopkinsville; his sister:  Camille Atwood of Hopkinsville; four grandchildren:  Cindy Pyle, Bobby McDaniel, Josh Miles, and Ashley Miles; and two great grandchildren:  Steven McDaniel and Olivia Miles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Club, Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, or Christian Health Center.

MAR 15, 1947-DEC 18, 2011

BROKEN ARROW , OK—Vicki Ann Sharp of Broken Arrow, Okla., passed away Dec. 18, 2011, at her home at the age of 64. She was born March 15, 1947 in Dermott, Ark., to Hugh and Jewell (Simpson) Smith. Vicki enjoyed sewing, gardening, birdwatching and most of all, meeting people and making friends. She is survived by her loving husband Don Sharp; brother Hugh Smith; son Daniel Medford; and grandson Haylen Medford. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at County Line Baptist Church. Interment will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Howell Memorial Park in West Plains, Mo. Services are under the direction of Kennedy-Kennard Funeral & Cremation in Broken Arrow.


OCT 3, 1924-DEC 14, 2011

CARLSBAD, NM—Fred L. Smythe, 87, of West McKay Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Carlsbad Medical Center. Fred L. Smythe was born October 3, 1924 to Fred Rod and Jewell Irene (Smith) Smythe in Seminole, Oklahoma. Fred grew up in Ada, Oklahoma until the age of 18 on a farm. Fred moved to Carlsbad in 1942 and worked for a rubber company vulcanizing tires. He soon joined the United States Army. Fred returned to Carlsbad and worked for a dry cleaner a short time before going to work in the Potash Mines. Fred worked for US Potash and later Duval and retired after 30 years of service. Fred also owned Reliable Dry Cleaners for many years, where he was a custom tailor. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, woodworking and tinkering. Fred loved to sing and was known as the "Singing Cowboy", often performing at the local nursing homes and senior centers. Fred enjoyed writing and was currently working on two books, a story of memoirs and a western story. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; son, Danny O'Daniel; sisters, Dorothy Williams and Millie Smith; brother, Billy Joe Smythe; grandson, Johnny Wayne Harrel and great-granddaughter, Brittany Smythe. Fred is survived by his wife, Rosie Nell Smythe of Carlsbad, NM; daughters: Kim Harrell and her husband, Jackie of Carlsbad, NM, Debbie Milligan and her husband, Rudy of Carlsbad, NM; son, Steve Smythe and his wife, Georgia of Edmond, OK; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Ginger Smith of Las Vegas, NV and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2011 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dennis W. McKinley officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors. Pallbearers will be Jason Smythe, Johnny Smythe, Jeremiah Smythe, Jerad Smythe, Toby Milligan, Bobby Harrel and Rudy Milligan.
 
JOE LACY LANCASTER 

SEP 22, 1922-DEC 13, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Joe Lacy Lancaster, Sr., 89, of Cadiz, were held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Peggy Smith officiated. Burial followed at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Lancaster died of natural causes at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. He was born September 27, 1922 in Trigg County to the late Johnnie Jefferson and Albirtia Sholar Lancaster. Mr. Lancaster was a retired building contractor. He was involved in auto sales and service and was a farmer. He was a life long member of Oakland United Methodist Church and was a United States Army Veteran having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude Ezell Lancaster; five brothers, Thomas Durwood Lancaster, Johnnie Claude Lancaster, Garnett Lee Lancaster, Wilton Henry Lancaster and Herman Crenshaw Lancaster; four sisters, Beulah Frances Gray, Mary Bessie Mize, Mary Lou Lancaster and Lula Pearl Sholar; one grandson, Frankie Smith; and one granddaughter, Lea Smith. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lucy Lancaster of Cadiz; three daughters, Peggy Smith and husband Jim of Owensboro, Connie Allen and husband Bobby of Cadiz and Connie Parker of Cadiz; two sons, Joe Lancaster, Jr. and wife Jill of Lawrenceburg and Terry Parker and wife Lisa of Lakeland, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Marc Smith, Lacy Lancaster, Emily Lancaster, Angela Farlee, Brandon and Julie Parker, Heather Weaver, Kirby Weaver, Justin and Jeana Allen and Hannah Parker; and three great-grandchildren, Coda Tru Becker, Toby Tyler Becker and McKayla Farlee. Pallbearers were Mark Carr, Jim Lancaster, Clyde Sholar, Larry Lancaster, Ralph Lancaster and David Mize. Honorary pallbearers were Monroe Lancaster, Kevin Mize, Robert Charles Sholar, Wilton H. Lancaster, Jr., Earl Carr, Richard Sholar and Bobby Allen, Sr. Memorials may be made to Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383.

SEP 16, 1926-NOV 30, 2011

LINCOLN, NE—Patricia Ann Evelyn (Marker) Thomas, 85, died Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Tabitha Health Care Services Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born on September 16, 1926, in Alliance, Nebraska to Alfred F. and Eila J. (McInroy) Simpson. She was married to Charles P. (Chuck) Marker on May 11, 1947 in Atwood, Kansas. Pat worked many years as a legal secretary in Alliance for the Gantz, Heinz, and Williams, later Gantz, Heinz, and Moran law offices, and following that for R.K. Nelson Tax Accounting. She also worked with her husband, Chuck, in their business, Marker's Home Decorating Center. Following the death of her first husband on February 1, 1987, she married Leo Thomas, also of Alliance, on September 11, 1990. He also preceded her in death on November 30, 2000. Pat resided in Haven Manor Assisted Living Facility and Tabitha Health Care Services Center in Lincoln since 2004. She was also preceded in death by two infant children, Jerry Lynn and Lyra Louise, and her brother Jack Simpson. She is survived by her son, John Marker and his wife Susan of Marina, California, her grandsons, Benjamin of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and David of Los Angeles, California, and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alliance Cemetery. Reverend Walter Cline will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 5, from 4-7 p.m., with the family present from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Alliance Eagles Auxiliary, P.O. Box N, Alliance, NE 69301.

LINDA LOU WOOD THOMPSON 

JAN 30, 1939-NOV 22, 2011

WELLINGTON, KS—Linda L. Thompson, age 72, passed away early Tuesday morning, November 22, 2011 at her home in Wellington. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Wellington since 1957. Linda L. (Wood) Thompson was born on January 30, 1939 in Everton, AR to Horace Wood and Viola (Cooper) Wood. Linda married Floyd R. Thompson on August 24, 1956 in Wichita, KS. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing the piano, and volunteering at Manna Book Store. Linda was also the pianist at the Nazarene church for 16 years. She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, David; and one brother, Buell Wood. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Floyd Thompson of Wellington; three children, Dennis Thompson, Judy Bennehoof, and Elizabeth Krueger all of Wellington; one brother, Franklin Wood of Harrison, AR; two sisters, Phyllis Anderson of Lawrenceville, GA and Bea Blair of Wichita; five grandchildren, Jarret Krueger, Kindyl Krueger, Chris Bennehoof, Hunter Owston, and Taylor Briscoe. Memorial Services will be held at First Free Will Baptist Church at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 28, 2011. Pastor Zane Brooks will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials have been established with the American Diabetes Association and Feed the Children. Contributions can be left at the funeral home. Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.



ROBERT GLENN HINSON 

AUG 19, 1922-NOV 22, 2011

BISHOP, CA—Robert Glenn Hinson, 89, died November 22, 2011, in Bishop, California.  He was the son of the lae Johnnie and Ruby Thomas Hinson, and the nephew of the late Edison H. Thomas.  His wife, Donna Hinson and a sister, Lilly Hinson Ricks, preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Glenna Cadmus and husband, Jim, a son, Bill and wife, Toby, two grandsons, a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Joyce Hinson Lewis.


MERLE FORD DOWNS 

FEB 16, 1924-NOV 21, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Merle Ford Downs, age 87, of Cadiz, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2011, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz. Merle Ford Downs was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher, member of WMU and a choir member. She had worked at the International Shoe Factory and was the co owner of Downs Gable Shop in Trigg Co., Kentucky.   She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents William Albert and Annie Emmaline Bridges Ford, husband Burwick Downs, brother Howard Ford, brothers in infancy Henry Kirland Ford and Willie Glenn Ford, sisters Mavis Wolfe, Earle Adams and Marie Calhoun. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc.,  in Cadiz, Kentucky.  Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 23, 2011 with the Reverend Hal Shipley and Reverend Paul Cannon officiating. Burial will follow at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Lawrence Cemetery Fund % Craig Stallons 141 Comanche Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211 or to Ford Family & Friends Relay for Life Team %Carolyn Bland 1160 Old Canton Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.


JUL 7, 1925-NOV 15, 2011

DELWARE, OH—Tony J. Peterle, age 86, of Delaware, former Chairman of The Ohio State University Zoology Department and area sculptor passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, November 15, 2011 in the Emergency Room of Grady Memorial Hospital. Born in Cleveland on July 7, 1925, he was the youngest child of the late Anton and Anna (Kothic) Peterle. Answering the call of duty 1943, he valiantly served in the US Army during WW II, a member of the 10th Mountain Division, serving in Italy and Germany. Wounded and captured in 1944, he was liberated by Patton's Army in 1945 and was awarded the Purple Heart.  While in the second grade he met Thelma J. Coleman whom he courted for the rest of his life, they were married in 1949. Together they would raise a family and travel the world, sharing a life of love and learning, true to the words of "How Do I Love Thee". For over 50 years they made their home on the peaceful banks of the Scioto River. Thelma passed away on November 18, 2007 and after sharing 58 wonderful years, his life was forever changed. A longtime member of William Street United Methodist Church, the William Street Foundation, the Grady Hospital Guild, and the International Congress of Game Biologists. He served on the board of the Audubon Society, and was President of The Wildlife Society, where he was also twice the editor of their Journal of Wildlife Management. Those whom he treasured include his beloved children: daughter Ann Peterle and her husband Jim Brooks of Atlanta, Georgia, son Scott Peterle of Miami, Florida, grandchildren Meg, Ella, and Austin, nieces, nephews, former students and a host of friends. In addition to his wife Thelma, he was also preceded in death by grandson Dylan in 1998, and sisters: Anne Peterle, Albina Jeisel, Julia Zabenko, Josephine Kullik. Services celebrating the life of Tony Peterle will be held Friday November 25th at 3:00 p.m., at William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware, with Rev's Grayson Atha, Peter Snook, and Julia Carmean officiating. His family will greet friends at a meal in the church's Fellowship Hall following the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.


THOMAS E. HAMBY

AUG 29, 1949-NOV 14, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Thomas E. "Bones" Hamby, 62, Lafayette Road, died at 5:50 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011 at his home unexpectedly. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2011 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. Burial will follow in Hamby Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. A native of Hopkinsville, he was born August 29, 1949 the son of the late Edwin Morrow Hamby and Elizabeth Sholar Hamby. He worked for McDonalds for 41 years and also had assisted the Kentucky New Era for more than 30 years. He was retired from the U.S. Army Reserves where he was trained as a cook. He was a member of the Christian County Humane Society and was active with the Community Emergency Response Team. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. George "Jo" Bray of Paducah, KY. Three nieces; Laura Bray, Quincy, Ill., Mary Beth Bray, Cleveland, Ohio, and Molly Bray of Ft. Worth, TX. Contributions may take the form of donations to the Christian County Athletic Dept. or the giver's favorite charity.



ROBERT EARL THOMAS 

NOV 17, 1926-NOV 14, 2011

SAN ANTONIO, TX—Robert Earl Thomas, age 84, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011, at his residence in San Antonio, TX.  Mr. Thomas was of the Methodist faith. He was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a retired systems engineer. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Korean War Association and MENSA. He is survived by daughters and son in law Mitzi and Thomas Lawson, San Antonio, Texas, Teresa Bailey, Bowling Greeen, Kentucky, son and daughter in Law Jim and Susan Thomas, Friendswood, Texas, Grandchildren, Christian Lawson, Sean Lawson, Tristan Lawson, Shannon Knight, Shane Knight, Erin Gorkiewicz, Rachel Ramsey, Great Grandchildren Tyler Knight, Conner Knight, Henry Knight and Madison Welch. He was preceded in death by his father Howard Ranson Thomas, Sr., mother Ruth Hulse Thomas, 1st wife Dorris Thomas, wife Virgie Webb Thomas, brother, Howard Ranson Thomas, Jr. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St.  in Cadiz, KY. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Bethel Cemetery on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Greg McNichols officiating.


HEATHER JANELL BORDERS  

MAR 27, 1971-NOV 2, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Funeral services for Heather Janell Borders, 40, of Hopkinsville, were held Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Bros. Christopher Page and Dan Hunt officiated. Burial followed in the Delmont Baptist Church Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Mrs. Borders died of natural causes at 7:13 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee.  Heather was born March 27, 1971 in Hopkinsville to Shirley Simmons Ezell and the late Michael Charles Woeckcner.  She was a CNA at Western State Nursing Facility and a member of the Eastview Baptist Church. She had been a leader in Girl Scouts of America. She was preceded in death by one brother, Bobbie Jay Coghill. She is survived by her husband, John David Borders of Hopkinsville; her parents Shirley Simmons Ezell and husband Billy of Cadiz; one brother, Kevin Simmons of Hopkinsville; one sister, Holly Morrow of Antioch, Tennessee; and one step-brother, Jackie W. Ezell of Goodlettsville, Tennessee; one son, Derek and two daughters, Cheyenne and Amber, all of the home. Pallbearers were John Borders, Derek Borders, Kevin Simmons, Scott Thompson, Dumaka Shabazz, Neil Silvy, Steven Kato, Dustin Blankenship, Austin Thompson and Eric Silvy. Memorial donations for bibles may be made through Gideons International or to the American Heart Association.




GENEVA THOMAS STINNETT

MAR 31, 1921-OCT 30, 2011

KUTTAWA, KY—Geneva Thomas Stinnett, 90, of Kuttawa, died Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa. Mrs. Stinnett was a homemaker and a retired seamstress for the former Cumberland Manufacturing Plant in Princeton. She was a member of Suwanee Furnace Baptist Church.  She is survived by two sons, Sonny Stinnett and Tony Stinnett, both of Kuttawa; one daughter, Linda Orr of Robbinsville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard Thomas of Fredonia; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Percy Stinnett; one daughter, Phyllis Saxon; two brothers; and three sisters. Her parents were Artis Ferd Thomas and Ethel Boyd Thomas.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Revs. Jeremy Short and Don Short officiating. Burial will be in Kuttawa Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.

FEB 27, 1936-OCT 17, 2011

MURRAY, KY—Mary Futrell, 75, of Murray died Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital.  Born February 27, 1936, Mrs. Futrell was a homeaker and a member of the Dexter Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert F Futrell, parents, John and Dracella Hargrove Garland; two brothers, Bill and Bruce Garland; five sisters, Allene Colson, Margaret Downey, Peggy Downey, Christine Downs, and Betty Mitchison.  Mrs.Futrell is survived by two sons, Don Futrell and wife Deborah of Murray, and Buck Futrell and wife Rita of Dexter; one sister, Emma Jean Fox of Murray; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Stewart Cemetery. Paul Bogard will officiate.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Stewart Cemetery Fund c/o Sue Thweatt 2161 Radio Rd. Almo, KY 42020 or Murray-Calloway County Hospice 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.

OCT 19, 1939-OCT 13, 2011

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ—Linda Sue Denton, age 71, a 22-year resident of Bullhead City, Ariz., passed away at her home on Thursday, October 13, 2011, in Bullhead City, Ariz. Linda was born October 19, 1939, in Taylor, Mich., to Hobert E. Norman and Vivian B. McCage. Before Linda retired, she worked for 40 years as a chip girl/cashier in the gaming industry. She had numerous crafting hobbies and was fond of crocheting. Linda is survived by two sons, Guy Denton of Gardena, Calif., and Bob Denton of Lancaster, Calif.; sister, Shirley Cherry of Mich.; two grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.  rrangements are under the care of Desert Lawn Funeral Home, Mohave Valley, Ariz. -


MARK HARDY

DEC 29, 1963-OCT 1, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Funeral services for Mark Hardy, 47, of Hopkinsville, were held Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Norman Ellis officiated. Burial followed in the Green-hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Hardy died of natural causes at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Bradford Heights in Hopkinsville.  He was born December 29, 1963 in Hopkinsville to Linwood and Marcella McGee Hardy, Jr.  Mr. Hardy was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marcella McGee Hardy. He is survived by his father, Linwood Hardy, Jr. and wife Gail of Cadiz; one brother, The Rev. Steve Hardy and wife Debbie of Clinton; one sister, Tina Blackwood and husband Terry of Franklin, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Milburn Hardy, David Hardy, Ray Oliver, Daniel Hardy, Donald Dunn and Gayle Outland. Music was provided by Terry Blackwood, pianist and vocalist.  Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211




ROBERT GLENN "BOBBY" CUNNINGHAM, JR.

MAY 24, 1961-SEP 28, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Robert “Bobby” Cunningham, 50, of Cadiz, were held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated. Burial followed in the Cunningham Family Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Robert Cunningham died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Lexington, Tennessee. He was born May 24, 1961 in Trigg County to Glenn and Linda Pepper Cunningham of Cadiz. Robert was of the Baptist faith and had worked as a farmer. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Olive James and Roberta Cunningham; his maternal grandparents, James Edward and Ruth Etta Pepper. He is survived by his parents, Glenn and Linda Pepper Cunningham of Cadiz; one son, Casey Cunningham of Elkton; one daughter, Jennifer Hull of Elkton; and four grandchildren, Weston, Maeson and London Hull and Kadyn Cunningham.  Pallbearers were Jack Creekmur, Scottie Brumfield, Joey Brumfield, Randy Pepper, Jeremy Cortner, Ronnie Harris, Steven Woosley, Jerry Lynn Pepper and Joe Woosley.

AUG 1, 1943-SEP 23, 2011

OAK FOREST, IL—Carol D. Scozio, nee Fox, age 68 , died on September 23, 2011.  She was the beloved wife of Joseph P. Scozio for 44 years. Loving mother of Lisa (Jon) Housenga, Felicia (Vincent) LoRusso, and the late Joseph S. Scozio. Cherished grandmother of Carolyn & Emily LoRusso and Jack & Aaron Housenga. Devoted daughter of the late Hubert (Genevieve) Fox and the late Katie (the late Stephan) Melek. Dearest sister of Dwayne (the late Colleen) Fox, Stephan Melek, Joseph Melek, Ona (Dave) Kats, Roxanne (Mitch) Gurra, and the late Gary (Jennifer) Fox. Dear aunt of Jack, Kevin, Tricia, Brian, Michael, Amy, Jennifer, and Scott. Loving sister-in-law of Fran Walsh, Mary Scozio and the late Scott England. She was a long-time employee of Oak Forest Park District and a former alderwoman of the 4th ward of the City of Oak Forest.  Carol was a true volunteer and public servant to the Oak Forest community. Visitation Monday, September 26, 2011 from 3-9PM. Funeral Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 9:00 a.m. from Colonial Chapel 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL to St. Damian Church. Mass 10:00 a.m. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to American Lung Association preferred.



JOHN A. ALDRIDGE

FEB 16, 1928-SEP 16, 2011

CLARKSVILLE, TN—John A. Aldridge, 83, passed away Friday, September 16, 2011 at his residence. Funeral Services were held Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Lynch officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Clarksville, TN. John was born February 16, 1928 in Trigg County, Kentucky. He is the son of the late Gordon Aldridge and Rosie Thomas Aldridge. He was a retired school teacher in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, having taught from 1949-1991. He was a former city councilman for 32 years from 1968-2000. He was a life-long member of the conservation club. He also served in the Boy Scout Master Troop #525 and was a member of the New Providence Civitian Club. He is survived by his wife; Barbara Aldridge of Clarksville. One son; David Aldridge (Rebecca) of Clarksville. One step-son, Craig Pardue of Clarksville. Two sisters; Mae Ladd and Effie Adams both of Cadiz, Kentucky. Six grandchildren and Six Great-Grand Children. Pallbearers were Jeremy Roberts, Steve Frost, Timmy Deem, Billy Wooten, Jamie Darnell and Andy Hollis. Honorary Pallbearers were all his former students. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aldridge Endowment Education Fund at any F&M Bank.



ANDREW CLYDE BAKER

JAN 3, 1961-SEP 13, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Andrew Clyde (Andy) Baker passed away September 13, 2011.  He was the son of the late Walter Wallis Baker and the late Maxine Yates Pennington.  He is survived by three daughters and two grandchildren.   Funeral arrangements were handled by Lamb Funeral Home. Funeral service were held at 12 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2011. Interment: Cremation.
 


BOBBI CALHOUN ATCHISON

FEB 27, 1947-SEP 8, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Bobbi C. Atchison, 64, of Cadiz, were held at the Cadiz Baptist Church Chapel Saturday, September 10, 2011. The Rev. Bradley Cornelius officiated. Burial followed in the East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Mrs. Atchison died following a long illness at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green. She was born February 27, 1947 in Cadiz to Thelma Brown Bridges Calhoun and the late Marvin Roscoe Calhoun.  Bobbi was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, G. A. leader and member of Women Mission Union. She retired from TVA/Land Between the Lakes.  She is survived by her husband, Joel Atchison of Cadiz; her mother, Thelma Brown Bridges Calhoun; four sisters, Virginia Stubblefield, Stella Jones and Margaret Thomas all of Cadiz, and Wanda DeName of Frankfort; two daughters, Victoria Freeman (and husband Steven) of Bowling Green and Morgan Barby of Bowling Green; and four grandchildren, Julia, Ava, Caroline and Samuel Freeman.  Pallbearers were Tony DeName, Jim Mize, Dillmon Cunningham, Perry Noel, Keith Stubblefield, Phillip Stubblefield, Rick Thomas and Curt Holmes. Music was provided by Glynn and Pat Whobrey, vocalists, and Terry Shelton, pianist.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky/Indiana, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205 or to Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42104.


BERTHA TAYLOR SUMNER

SEP 30, 1928-SEP 3, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Bertha “Wink” Sumner, 82, of Cadiz were held Monday, September 5, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Kevin Roberts officiated. Burial followed in the East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Mrs. Sumner died Saturday, September 3, 2011, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz.  She was retired from Trigg Hosiery Mill and from American National Rubber. She was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Boyd Taylor; her mother, Ora Mae Moore Taylor; one sister, Barbara Joiner; four brothers, James “Sonny” Taylor, Billy Joe Taylor, Guy Dell Taylor and Wendell Bruce Taylor.  She is survived by her husband of 64 years, L. T.  Sumner, of Cadiz; one sister, Joyce “Sissy” Estes and husband Jerry of Cadiz; two daughters, Wanda Meadows and husband Johnny of Cadiz and Susie Ashby and husband Bill of Cadiz; four grandchildren, Rhayghen Ashby, John Peyton Meadows, LeeWhitney Meadows Rudolph, and Will Ashby.  Pallbearers were Jimmy Futrell, Steve Mallory, John R. Vinson, Will Ashby, John Payton Meadows, Jerry Estes & Donnie Tinsley. Music was provided by Martha Fortner, Pianist.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: Helping Hands, PO Box 1874, Cadiz, KY 42211. 

JAMES KENNETH MORGAN

DEC 20, 1939-AUG 28, 2011

MURRAY, KY—James Kenneth Morgan, 72, of Murray, Ky., died Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Mary Futrell Morgan. He is survived by his wife, Anita Morgan, of Murray; two sons, Mike Morgan and Chris Hobbs and wife, Kristi, all of Murray; one sister, Marilyn Barrett and husband, Preston, of Murray; and three grandchildren, Chloe Morgan, Casey Hobbs and Kinlee Hobbs. No services are scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by Heritage Family Funeral Home.

VIRGINIA ANN THOMAS BURROW

JAN 7, 1935-AUG 28, 2011

PRENTISS, MS—Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Saulters Moore Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Virginia Burrow, age 76, of Prentiss, MS who passed away on August 28, 2011 at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss, MS. Interment followed at Tyrone Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements. Rev. L. C. Anthony officiated. Pall bearers were Chris Cook, Chris Morris, Brian Blocker, Rod Burrow, Glen Burrow and Kevin Armstrong. Virginia Ann Burrow was born on January 7, 1935 in Kentucky. She was the daughter of Henry Cullen Thomas and Elizabeth Bridges Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons, John Burrow and Sam Burrow both of Prentiss, MS; a daughter, Janet Mattern of Herndon, VA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchilden; a brother, Howard Thomas of Kuttawa, KY; two sisters, Carolyn Sue Armstrong of Cerulean, KY and Donna Blaine of Hopkinsville, KY; her sister in law, Katie B. Alliston of West Lafayette, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lindy Earl Burrow, a daughter, a grandson and a sister.


JUN 27, 1946-AUG 27, 2011

VANCOUVER, WA—Larry Lews Cunningham, 65, of Vancouver, Washington, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011 at a Hospice Facility in Vancouver.  He was born June 27, 1946 in Trigg County to the late Earl and Velma Cunningham.  He was retired from General Motors Corporation. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl “Gene” Cunningham. Survivors include his wife Sandy Cunningham of Vancouver, Wash.; four brothers, Darryl Cunningham of Symsonia, Ron Cunningham of Hazel Park, Mich., Jerry Cunningham of Westminister, Colo. and Jeffery Cunningham of Hazel Park, Mich.; one daughter, Katie Mann of Beaverton, Ore.; one son, Jason Cunningham and wife Rebecca of Vancouver, Wash.; and six grandchildren, Olivia, Connor and Logan Mann, Bailey, Thomas and Zane Cunningham.


SEP 8, 1942-AUG 6, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY—Edward Gene Ernspiker, 68, of Louisville, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011. He was a retired supervisor of computer operations for Devo & Reynolds Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Dell Ernspiker; and his son, Christopher David Ernspiker. He is survived by a brother, Daniel Ernspiker and a sister, Linda Hatter. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Hopewell Baptist Church, 4305 Hopewell Road with burial to follow at Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:30 a.m. till time of his service at his church. Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road is in charge of his care.


JERRY BUSH

FEB 28, 1944-AUG 5, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Jerry “Shaker” Bush, 67, of Cadiz, were held Monday, August 8, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Norman Cotton and Ronnie Sivells officiated. Burial followed in the East Cadiz Baptist Church Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Mr. Bush died of natural causes at 10:20 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.  He was born February 28, 1944 in Trigg County to the late Clarence and Claudia Pearl Hendricks Bush.  He is survived by his wife, Janice Underhill Bush of Cadiz; one brother, Gene Bush of Cadiz; five sisters, Betty Hawkins of Evansville, Ind., Brenda Dewald of Louisville, Janice Ochoa of Corona, Calif., Rubye Moore of Hopkinsville and Joyce Farmer of Gracey; two sons, Patrick Bush and wife Kellie of Cadiz and Cory Bush also of Cadiz; and two grandchildren, Tana and Brady Bush. Pallbearers were Larry, David, Lynn, Teddy and Jason Underhill, Tojo Oliver and Richard Mumford. Honorary pallbearers were Timmy Bush, Daniel Washer, Chris Washer, John Mitchell, James Hughes, Tommy Farmer, Boyd Moore, Dale Light, Mike Patterson, Dale Groves, Will Thompson, Ray Fowler, Jack Bridges, Lucky Luffman and Jim Bealmear. Music was provided by the Rev. John Mitchell, vocalist.




DORIS RHEA HERNDON HAYES

JAN 16, 1940-JUL 31, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Doris R. Hayes, 71, of Cadiz, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Eugene Powell and Paul Cannon will officiate. Burial will be in the McIntosh Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz is in charge of the arrangements.  Mrs. Hayes died of natural causes at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Murray Calloway County Hospital in Murray.  She was born January 16, 1940 in Trigg County to the late Henry Loyd “Buck” and Kathleen Ezell Herndon. Doris was a member of Canton Baptist Church and she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by one sister, Blanche Herndon. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jasper Joe Hayes of Cadiz; one brother, Wilford Herndon and wife Ruth of Cadiz; two sisters Polly Thomas and husband Billy of Cadiz and Gwenna Settle and husband Ricky of Cadiz; and one son, Robin Joe Hayes of Cadiz.  Pallbearers are Robin Hayes, Wilford Herndon, James Body, Raymond Aquino, Larry Birch, Mike Thomas and Marty Hunter.


HERBERT HAYDON BRABOY

DEC 6, 1922-JUL 27, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Herbert Braboy, 88, of Cadiz, were held Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Paxton Redd officiated. Burial followed at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Christian County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Braboy died of natural causes at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Cadiz.  He was born December 6, 1922 in Trigg County to the late Loyd Shirley and Velma Ree Lancaster Braboy. Herbert was of the Baptist faith. He was a farmer and a member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121 and a former member of the Riding Club.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Annalene Terrell Braboy; and one son, Artie Braboy. He is survived by one daughter, Louise Sanderson and husband Jimmy of Cerulean; one grandson, Randy Sanderson of Murray; one granddaughter, Lea Anne Lawrence and husband Steven of Bloomington, Ind.; three great grandchildren, David, Kelsey and Alex Lawrence; and one brother-in-law, Ed Terrell of Valley Station. Pallbearers were Randy Braboy, John R. Vinson, III, John Allen, Jimmy Berkley, Joe Powell and Reide Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Doris Terrell, Charles Terrell, Don Peck, Dr. Charles Peck, Mike Terrell, Ronald Terrell, Steve Terrell and Ned Davis. Music was provided by Martha Davis, organist.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 or to Oak Grove Baptist Church Relay for Life Team % Andrea Hampton, 433 Mack Cunningham Rd., Cadiz, KY 42211.




RUBY ALLEN MILLER

AUG 16, 1928-JUL 20, 2011

PADUCAH, KY—Ruby Allen Miller, 82, of Paducah died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital.  Ruby was born in Cadiz, Ky., August 16, 1928, to the late James Orval Allen and Daisy Pearl Bridges Allen. She was a 1946 graduate of Trigg County High School. On July 20, 1946, she married Frank Larkins Miller and in 1952 they moved to Paducah. She worked as bookkeeper for Forest Hills Housing Corporation and retired after over twenty years employment. Ruby was a member of Baptist Tabernacle until it disbanded, then transferred her membership to Lone Oak First Baptist Church.  Ruby died on the sixty-fifth anniversary of her marriage to Frank Larkins Miller Sr., who survives her. Also surviving are three children, Patricia Miller Wallace (Johnny), Pamela Miller Rafferty (Jim) and Frank Larkins Miller Jr. (Amanda), all of Paducah; four grandchildren, John Kevin Wallace (Tara) of Sugar Land, Texas, Linda Lorraine (Rainey) and Rafferty-Cortes (Carlos) of Coral Springs, Fla., Nathaniel James Miller of Chester, Va., and Adam Larkins Miller of Paducah; a stepgrandson, Jeremy Ray Turner of Paducah; and four great-grandchildren.  Preceding her in death were a sister, Sarah May Guier; three brothers, William Orval Allen, James Garnett Allen and John Henry “Happy” Allen; her parents, and a granddaughter, Melodi Dawn Wallace.  Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Mt. Kenton Cemetery with the Rev. Harley Dixon officiating. Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah were in charge of arrangements.  Contributions may be made to Lone Oak First Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003-5751; or Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

SEP 21, 1923-JUL 18, 2011

BAKERSFIELD, CA—Brice Drewry was born on September 21, 1923 and went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 18th 2011. Brice was born in Seminole Oklahoma to William and Floy Drewry and was the sixth of ten children. He enlisted in the Army in 1939 at age 16, discharge in 1945. Brice worked in the oil industry for 45 years, retiring as a tool pusher for Pool Offshore in 1985. He is survived by his children, Linda and Donnie Young, Randall and Cheryl Drewry, Pamela and Gary Kitchens, Ed & Sheila Drewry and Earlena Perea as well as his brother in law Richard Vaughn. Preceding him in death was his wife Jewel, granddaughter Kimmie Parmelee and grandson Zach Williford. Brice and Jewels legacy of 19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren has certainly left their mark on this earth. Funeral services will be held at Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers a tree will be planted in memory of Brice Drewry. Make checks payable to Kern River Corridor Endowment, address: Memory of Brice Drewry, 4550 California Ave., 2nd floor, Bakersfield, CA 93309, Attn: Nancy Boles.




ALPHA COPPEDGE (A. C.) ELLIS

MAY 14, 1929-JUL 18, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Alpha “A.C.” Ellis, 82, of Hopkinsville died Monday, July 18, 2011 at his home.  He was a carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict, and of the Presbyterian faith.  He is survived by three sons, Charles P. Ellis, Michael G. Ellis and David A. Ellis, all of Hopkinsville; two sisters, Jewell Ellis Messick of Dayton, Ohio, and Lottie Ellis Lacy of O’Fallon, Ill.; five grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Taylor Ellis, and his brother. His parents were Lester Perry Ellis and Ophelia Thomas Ellis.  There will be no services. King’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial donations may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.




EDISON HUGH THOMAS

JUN 5, 1912-JUL 16, 2011

FT. WAYNE, IN—Edison H. Thomas, age 99 of Fort Wayne, IN went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on July 16, 2011.  Ed was the loving husband to the late Thelma Garrett Thomas nee Waits, loving father to Barbara A. Read nee Garrett (Joe Read), Ronald L. Garrett (Vicky), Dwayne R. Garrett (Betty) and the late Sue Carole Manahan nee Garrett (Warren Manahan), loving grandfather to 11, great grandfather to 16 and great-great grandfather to 1 and loving Uncle to Robert Glenn Hinson and Joyce Lewis in California and cousin to many in the Thomas Bridges family.  Good friend to many.  A native of Trigg County, Kentucky, he was a retired public relations  executive of the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad; a Navy veteran of World War II, Pacific theater; member of the Filson Club; The Kentucky Historical Society; The John Hunt Morgan Chapter, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Orphan Brigade Kinfolk; The Kentucky Society, Sons of American Revolution; a Kentucky Colonel; past president The Thomas-Bridges Association, the Pioneer Club, deacon and moderator, Valley Station Baptist Church.  Since moving to Fort Wayne he has been an active member of Faith Baptist Church and their XYZ Club.  Services:  Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Hardy’s Funeral Home (Valley Station), 10907 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40272.  Visitation: Friday, July 22, 2011, 4-6 pm and also 10-12 am before service.  Internment: Louisville Memorial Gardens West, 4400 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216.  Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Highview Baptist Church, 5415 Valley Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 or Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815.



JEAN GRAY PEER

DEC 8, 1922-JUL 12, 2011

RUDY, AR—Jean Gray Peer, 88, a longtime resident of Van Buren, Arkansas, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in her home. She was a homemaker, a member of the Heritage United Methodist Church, Chapter P, P.E.O, the Garden Gate Garden Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a resident of Van Buren since 1949. She was born December 8, 1922.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Louis H. Peer. She is survived by three sons, Steven Peer and wife, Diana of Rudy, Charles Peer and wife, Cecilia of Siloam Springs, and Glenn Peer and wife, Priscilla of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Tom Gray and wife, Rita of Fort Smith; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Services will be held on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church with the Reverend Wes Hilliard officiating, assisted by Reverend Herschel McClurkin.  Inerment will be in the Gracelawn Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Paul Ray, Pat Biggerstaff, Rick Biggerstaff, Richard Peer, Joe Edwards and J.C. Ray.


MAR 5, 1940-JUL 11, 2011

KUTTAWA, KY—Betty O. Smith, 72, of Kuttawa, died at 5:42 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011  at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.  She was a member of Suwanee Furnace Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Ricky D. Smith of Calvert City; one sister, Mary Oakley of Cadiz; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Eddie A. Smith; one sister and one brother. Her parents were John C. and Lucy L. Thomas Cardin.  Graveside services were heldat 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Macedonia Cemetery with the Rev. Jeremy Short officiating.  Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements.

JAN 1, 1930-JUL 8, 2011

JOELTON, TN—Carolyn "Dee" Randolph, 81, died July 8, 2011.  She was preceded in death by Husband, Homer (Boots) Randolph; Survived by son, Randy (Barbara) Randolph; daughter, Linda O’Neal; grandchildren, Cody O’Neal, Patrick O’Neal, Kenny O’Neal, Tara Harvey; great-grandchildren, Maggie & Jon Harvey, Samatha & Conner O’Neal, Nicklaus G. O’Neal, Palmer T. O’Neal;  Funeral Service was held at  3 p.m. Monday July 11, 2011 at Anderson & Garrett Chapel with Bro. Frank Billman officiating.

DEC 25, 1919-JUL 6, 2011

PASADENA, TX—Erma Louise Sharp passed away on July 6, 2011, in Pasadena, Texas, at the age of 91. She was born on Dec. 25, 1919, to the union of Wiley Howard and Mary Hutchins. Erma is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Clarence Sharp; son, Terry Lee Sharp; and brother, Raymond Howard. She is survived by two sons, Mike Sharp and wife, Yvette and Rick Sharp and wife, Beverly; one daughter, Pat Fletcher and husband, Hugh; five grandchildren, Kyler Sharp and wife, Charlotte, Farrel Sharp, Clint Fletcher and wife, Julie, Shannon Sharp and wife, Rosa and Chad Sharp and wife, Devon; four great-grandchildren, Tristan Sharp, Aidan Sharp, Hailey Fletcher and Colton Fletcher; one sister, Twyla Robbins, of Stark City, Mo.; two nieces, Kathy Sreaves and husband, Jess and Debbie Harper and husband, Doug; two great-nieces, Lindsay Sreaves and Sarah Harper; and two great-nephews, Jake Harper and Matt Harper. Erma's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her nephew, Larry Zook and his wife, Sally, for the special companionship and joy they brought to Erma's life. The family received friends for visitation on Sunday, July 10, between the hours of 2 and 3 p.m. in The Chapel of Grand View Funeral Home, Pasadena, with funeral services beginning at 3 p.m. Interment took place in Grand View Memorial Park. Memorial donations in honor of Erma may be made to The Rose Southeast Attention Development Department, 12700 North Featherwood, Suite 260 Houston, TX 77034.


OCT 21, 1913-JUL 1, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Louise Bridges Stallons, 97, of Cadiz, were held Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Wayne Glass and Wesley Curtis officiated. Burial was in the Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Stallons died of natural causes at 6:40 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at the home of her daughter in Hopkinsville. She was born October 21, 1913 in Trigg County to the late Starkie Emerson Bridges and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Wallis Bridges. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Point Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rogers Stallons; four brothers, Roy Bridges, Jesse Bridges, Ira Thomas Bridges and Homer Bridges; four sisters, Johnnie Coleman, Mary Stallons, Myrtle Williams and Julia Bridges; and two sons, Glenn Stallons and Billy Rogers Stallons. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy “Dot” Hunter of Hopkinsville; one grandson, Roger Hunter and wife Tamara of Hopkinsville; one granddaughter, Dianne Cato and husband Tim of Hopkinsville; and three great grandsons, Jeremy Hunter, Jarrod Cato and Chad Cato. Pallbearers were Stanley Bridges, Conrad Martin, Ed Stallons, Chad Cato, Jarrod Cato and Scott Bridges. Music was provided by Margaret Curtis, pianist.  Memorials may be made to The Glenn Stallons Misssion Fund % Liberty Point Baptist Church, 187 Old Dover Rd., Cadiz, KY 42211, or to Liberty Point Baptist Church Building Fund, 187 Old Dover Rd., Cadiz, KY 42211.

JUN 17, 1924-JUN 22, 2011

PADUCAH, KY— Arthur K. Edwards, proud father, grandfather and great grandfather, died Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 11:27 a.m. at Western Baptist Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. A.K. as he was known to his family and friends was truly from the Greatest Generation.. Born June 17, 1924 to a hard working farm family in tiny Oscar, Kentucky. A.K. lost his mom when he was just 4 years old to tuberculosis caught from taking care ofan uncle. His Dad, Arthur K. Edwards Senior, was known across Ballard County in those times for feeding the hungry and helping the needy. Arthur Senior died when A.K. was 16 years old.His older sisters, Anna B. Crenshaw, Elizabeth Tilford, and Robbie Lee Wernersback took the place of his missing mother and dad. The siblings bond was extraordinary as the 4 remained close over the years, with summers in Kentucky filled with parties, much laughter, and song as the siblings visited back and forth. Arthur enlisted in the military when he was 19 years old joining the 1223rd Military Police Air Force division. He was a sharpshooter and marksman, earning the Good Conduct Medal, and 6 Bronze Stars for his time in the European theatre. He left the service with an honorable discharge and returned briefly as an aviation cadet before again receiving an honorable discharge.We didn't hear much about the war, except that he had lunch with Bob Hope, and he went into Normandy, France on D-13th. He vividly recalled how Normandy looked as if the battle was still fresh.. with the cows killed in the gunfight still in the fields 13 days after the invasion. He was assigned toGeneral Patton's division and saw the General standing in his tankwhen the American troops rolled through the streets of a celebrating and then free Paris. In 1953, A.K. married Imogene Westerman and he was her husband and best friend for 58 years as of June 6th. Their love and marriage not only endured but produced two children, Mark Arthur Edwards, and Susan Kim Edwards (Brubaker). Arthur had 5 Grandson's from Mark and Nancy Jane Edwards, and he loved watching the Edwards boys play ball. He didn't miss a radio game when Justin Edwards, Daniel Edwards, and Michael Edwards were playing for the Lone Oak High School football teams. He was proud as well of his future football player Samuel Edwards and young Kurtis Edwards. Daughter Susan and husband John Brubaker gave Arthur his only granddaughter, Hope Brubaker andanother grandson.. Luke Arthur Brubaker all from St. Louis. A.K. and Genewere friends, and team mates which helped when A.K. was diagnosed with Parkinson's Diseaseabout 16 years ago.A.K. wanted acure to be found so he participated in research wtih Dr. Joel Perlmutter, a leading expert at the Washington University Center for Movement Disorders. He diligently did his exercizes and went to St. Louis to be documenteduntil he was no longer able. I'm proud and blessed to have had Arthur K. Edwards as my Father. He filled our lives with laughs, gospel music.. the Statemen's and Gaithers were favorites.. had a singing voice as big as Texas, and the story telling ability of Jerry Clower. He blessed us.. taking us to church..on wonderful family trips.. and never met a stranger, even striking up a conversation with a shocked New Yorker at a NYC diner. Dad was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church..a Kentucky Colonel, former Rotary Club memberand a country boy at heart.. growing loads of tomatoes, okra and squash.. so many vegetables he had to walk the neighborhood toshare his bounty. He never lost of his love of Oscar so he'll be buried there close to his sisters, Anna B, Liz, and his parents Arthur K, Willie Mae and two siblings Herman and Iris who died in childhood. We his children, wife Gene, grandchildren, great grandson Jack,shall miss him terribly but we are forever thankful for the love and strength of characterA.K. Edwards taught and gave us. God Bless you Daddy. We love you so. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner and Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Stan Reid officiating. Burial will follow at the Oscar Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Washington University Center for Movement Disorders, Dr. Joel Perlmutter, 660 South Euclid Ave. Campus Box 8111, St. Louis, MO 63110.
 


MAY 7, 1943-JUN 9, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Betty Alice Kestner Fowler, age 68, of Tremont Drive passed away 11:00 PM Thursday, June 9, 2011 at her home after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Fowler was born May 7, 1943 in Christian County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Leonard Gordon and Agnes Knight Kestner. She worked for various banks for 47 years, and retired from Planters Bank as a branch manager. Alice was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Calico Homemakers, and Relay for Life. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, John Fowler of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; two sons, Shane Fowler of Christian County, Kentucky, Cary Fowler of Stephenville, Texas; a daughter, Casey Fowler Daniel of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; a brother, Larry Kestner of Christian County, Kentucky; two sisters, Judy Young of Christian County, Kentucky, and Glenda Mahoney of Franklin, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Garrett, Graceson, Gavin, Gage, Sophi, and Bella Fowler. Services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, June 13, 2011 at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Belcher officiating. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery.  Donations can be made to the Trinity Baptist Church at 3900 Lafayette Road Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Gideon International at P.O. Box 982 Hopkinsville, KY 42240, or Relay for Life in care of Planter’s Bank at 1312 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


AUG 30, 1917-JUN 13, 2011

GRACEY, KY— Ernest W. Sholar Sr., 93, of Gracey died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Trigg County Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by three sons, Ernest Sholar Jr. of Russellville, Bobby Ray Sholar of Hopkinsvillle and Jackie Lynn Sholar of Gracey; five daughters, Sue Mock of Hopkinsville, Nell Fowler of Gracey, Lou Butts of Cadiz, Wanda Morris of Gracey and Martha Bunn of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Lacy Sholar of Hopkinsville and Harrison Sholar of Cadiz; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. His parents were Henry David Sholar and Maggie Louise Dearing Sholar. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Wright Sholar; his son, Johnny Wayne Sholar; two sisters; two brothers, and a grandchild. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011 at King’s Funeral Home with Rev. Don Mock and Rev. John Hagan officiating. Burial wasin Jones Cemetery.


JAN 29, 1949-JUN 11, 2011

CADIZ, KY— Funeral services for Norris Stephen “Steve” Oakley, 62, of Cadiz, were held Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Kevin Roberts officiated. George Southwick provided the eulogy. Burial followed in the East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Oakley died of natural causes at 11:32 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was born January 29, 1949 in Murray to the late Norris Hayden Oakley and Mary Gardner.  Mr. Oakley was an agriculture manager, member of the Cadiz Baptist Church, NRA member and was an avid sportsman. He is survived by his wife Penny Bridges Oakley of Cadiz; his mother, Mary Gardner and father, Herb Brandt both of Cadiz; one sister, Brenda Southwick and husband George of Cadiz; one sister-in-law, Patti Brame and husband Bob of Cadiz; one son, Casey Oakley of Hopkinsville; and two granddaughters, Chloe Ann and Olivia Ann Oakley.  Pallbearers were Gant Gardner, David Southwick, Ben Cundiff, Marty Bozarth, Jim Mize and Bo Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers were Barry Littlejohn, Jimmy Towler, George Southwick, Bob Brame, Jimmy Futrell, Ken Oakley and Mack Greenwood.  Music was provided by Russ Stallons, vocalist and instrumentalist.  Memorials can be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 North West 9th. Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494; Kentucky Organ Donors Association, 106 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202; or Cadiz Baptist Church, P.O. Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211.


SEP 9, 1948-JUN 10, 2011

NEW RICHMOND, WI—Vicki Fae Olien, age 62 of New Richmond, died peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family after battling cancer. Vicki was born the only child of Wilfred "Wif" and Gladys (DeWitt) Weber in Amery, Wisconsin on September 9, 1948. She was a graduate of New Richmond High School Class of 1966. She continued her education in Minneapolis, where she became a lab technician. On September 26, 1968 she married James Olien in New Richmond. Vicki worked for Dr. Melich for 10 year filling various roles around the office, bookkeeping, lab work, assisting the Dr. and others. She then went to work as a Teachers Aide at the New Richmond High School in Math and Computers. For the past 25 years, Vicki was the front desk manager at the New Richmond Clinic. She enjoyed spending time at the cabin, shopping, gardening, and trips to the casino. Her biggest enjoyment came from her family, she was a wife, mother, and grandmother first and foremost. Vicki was honest and kind and always had a positive attitude. She will be remembered for her bright smiling face. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Gladys Weber; her in-laws, Walter and Mary Olien; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Vicki is survived by her husband, Jim Olien; children, Darren (Christina Rock) Olien, Dawn (Scott) Marson, and Dan (Kelly) Olien; grandchildren, Andrea (Andy) Larson, Derek Marson, Peyton Olien, Rylee Olien, Chloe Olien, Brodie Bisel; great-granddaughter, Avayah Larson; and other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 11 am at Immaculate Conception Church in New Richmond. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 4-8 pm with a prayer service at 7:45 pm at Bakken-Young's Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond and on Wednesday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie. Pallbearers are Jerry Larson, Wayne Larson, David Ingalls, Craig Ingalls, Jayna Heinemann, and Judy Lennox. Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin. Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of New Richmond.



JAN 2, 1938-MAY 24, 2011

BREVARD, NC— Kenneth F. Rivenbark, 73, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his residence.  He was born in Hopewell, VA to the late Wilburn Harley and Nettie Bridges Rivenbark.  Kenneth served his country in the US Army stationed in Stuttgart, Germany where he was the “soldier of the month” many times. He was very artistic using his talents in photography designing murals and signs for local Transylvania County businesses and theatre groups. He was responsible for designing the Transylvania County webpage. Mr. Rivenbark was a skilled carpenter.  Kenneth is survived by his wife, Sherry L. Rivenbark; three children, Andrea Doria (Dori) R. Barron of Morganton, NC; Carey (Shawn) R. Stamper of Hickory, NC, Kenneth Rivenbark, Jr. of Seattle, WA; one brother, Wilburn Harley Rivenbark, III of Birmingham, AL; two sisters, Patricia Anne Hendricks of Deland, FL, and Randi Diane Rivenbark of Penrose, NC.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Moore Funeral Home is caring for the family.



FEB 17, 1916-MAY 23, 2011

CADIZ, KY— Mark A. Ladd, 95, of Cadiz, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes.  He was a farmer, a member of the Rocky Ridge Baptist Church where he served as a Past Trustee, and a US Army Veteran serving in WWII.  He is survived by his wife,  Mae Ladd, Cadiz; daughter, Mary M. Russell, Cadiz; two brothers, Malcom and Amos Ladd, Cadiz; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Minnie Warren Ladd; son in infancy; Jerry Douglas Ladd; and five brothers.  Funeral Services were held Friday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. at King’s Funeral Home with Rev. Bob McIntosh and Rev. Doyle Thresher officiating.  Burial followed in the Daniel Stewart Cemetery.


MAR 8, 1962-MAY 21, 2011

CAPE CORAL, FL— Lawrence Bly Golladay, 49, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away May 21, 2011.  He was born March 8, 1962 in Kentucky the son of Bly and Jane Lawrence Golladay Jr.  He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his loving wife Jacqueline Golladay, two step children, Brittany Brissette and Carly (Charles) Royster, one brother Bruce (Lisa) Golladay, three sisters Mindy (Doug) Hargrove and Nancy (Jimmy) Moore and Windy Ezell, and 2 grandchildren Kilee Anne Royster and Phoenix John Jackson. A celebration of Bly's life was held on Wednesday from 6-8 PM in the Chapel at Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Bly's loving memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association by mail at P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

FEB 14, 1929-MAY 20, 2011

MURRAY, KY—  Edgar Downey, 82, of Murray died Friday, May 20, 2011 at his home. He was a farmer and a concrete finisher. He was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church. Mr. Downey was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Garland Downey; two sons, David Downey and Richard Downey; and three brothers. His parents were James and Naomi Garland Downey. He is survived by a daughter, Paulette Edmonson of Murray; a sister, Eula McGehee both of Murray; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011 in the chapel of Imes-Miller Funeral Home. Paul Bogard will officiate. Interment will follow in Old Salem Cemetery.


NOV 26, 1929-MAY 14, 2011

CADIZ, KY— Funeral services for Maxine Holland Sumner, 81, of Cadiz, were held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated. Burial followed at the East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Sumner died of natural causes at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. She was born November 26, 1929 in Golden Pond to the late Dewey and Ada Mohon Colson. Mrs. Sumner had worked at the former Elk Brand Manufacturing in Cadiz and she was a member of Liberty Point Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Holland, three brothers, Seldon Colson, Clint Colson and Clyde Colson; and one sister, Ruth Colson. Survivors include her husband, William A. “Bill” Sumner of Cadiz; one sister, Irene Edmonds (and husband T. O.) of Cadiz; one son, Donnie Holland (and wife Sheila) of Cadiz; one daughter, Jennifer Baker (and husband Ernie) of Cadiz; three grandchildren, John Holland, Darla Thomas and Amanda Baker; and three great grandchildren, Colson Thomas, Kaylee Holland and Ethan Hughes. Pallbearers were Josh Adams, Lonnie Adams, Ernie Baker, Brad Colston, Howard Colston and Brian Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers were The Liberty Point Baptist Women’s Sunday School Class. Music was provided by Mark Harris, vocalist, Jan Oakley pianist, and Martha Fortner, organist.

APR 17, 1922-MAY 11, 2011

DOVER, TN—Lathan Brantley Keatts, 89, Dover, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Manor House of Dover. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Anglin Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Wilson and Wally Vinson officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will Friday, May 13, 2011 from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 1-2:00 pm. He was born April 17, 1922 in Stewart Co., TN son of the late Grant and Sonia Hall Keatts. Mr. Keatts was retired from the State of TN Dept. of Education, member of the American Legion, served as a Grand Jury Foreman, active with the Meals on Wheels, volunteer and guide at the Surrender House, US Marine WWII veteran and attended First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he preceded in death by two brothers and one sisters. Survivors include his wife, Audie Vinson Keatts, Dover, TN and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be James Vinson, Jonathan Vinson, Wally Vinson, Bill Pickering, Ronnie Lankford, Jim Hicks, Tim Lankford and David Simmons.

MAR 3, 1937-MAY 2, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY— Dorlis Odean Dixon, 74, of Hopkinsville, KY died at 1:10 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2011 at her residence.   Private graveside services with the Rev. Lloyd Tucker officiating were held Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Rosedale Cemetery in Pembroke, KY.   A native of Cadiz, KY she was born March 3, 1937,  the daughter of the late Sherman and Bessie Wyatt.  She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Christian Health Center.  She was a member of Eastview Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband:  Cecil Dixon who died in 2008; two sisters:  Pauline Yates and Lurline Randolph; and two brothers:  Austene Wyatt and Garnettenne Wyatt.   She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law:  Shelia and Ray Suiter of Hopkinsville, KY, Peggy and Dean Looney of Herndon, KY, and Lisa and Larry Stokes of Hopkinsville, KY; a son:  Wayne McGee of Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren:  James Looney, Brandi Anderson, Kristy and Pat Stoneham, Josh and Michelle Looney; brothers:  Eugene and Juanita Wyatt of Princeton, KY and Leslie and Ivynell Wyatt of Nashville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice or the giver’s favorite charity.

FEB 4, 1921-MAY 3, 2011

DECATUR, IL— Donald L. Johnson of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Decatur, Illinois passed away May 3, 2011 at the age of 90. He was born February 4, 1921 in Witt, Illinois.  Don moved from Chicago to Decatur, Illinois in 1946. He retired from Borg Warner after 32 years in 1983 and moved to Harlingen, Texas. He served during World War II with the Navy in the South Pacific.  Preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Johnson, and sons Marlin Johnson and Wesley Johnson. Survived by daughters Joanne Eppers and Alesia Bellak, and step-sons Gary Wagner and Thomas Wagner. Services will be held in the chapel at Graceland/-Fairlawn 1:00 pm, Sunday May 15, 2011.


MAR 26, 1927-MAY 3, 2011

CADIZ, KY— Kathleen Burcham Thomas, age 84, of Cadiz, KY, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz, KY. Mrs. Kathleen Burcham Thomas was a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher. She retired from Hopkinsville Clothing Co. She is survied by her Son & Daughter In Law Paul & Bonnie Thomas, Cadiz, KY, Grandchild John Paul Thomas, Nashville, TN, Sister Vivian Futrell, Cadiz, KY.  She was preceded in death by her Parents Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Burcham, Husband John Jefferson Thomas, Brothers Leonard Burcham, Lester Burcham, Cleo Burcham and Half Brother Jim Cook. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., in Cadiz, KY.  Funeral Services were held at Goodwin Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Friday, May 6, 2011 with the Reverend Robert McIntosh officiating. Burial followed at the Futrell - Skinner Cemetery in Trigg County, KY. 


JUN 13, 1912-APR 26, 2011

CAIRO, IL— Helen Watkins, 98, of Cairo died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Daystar Care Center in Cairo.  She was a retired caseworker for the state of Illinois. She was the oldest member of Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center in Cairo.  Mrs. Watkins is survived by her sister, Alice Johnston of Cairo; a granddaughter, Rebecca Duggan of Boise, Idaho; a grandson, Stephen Turner of Pocatello, Idaho; a niece; and two nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Watkins; and her daughter, Denise Turner. Her parents were John E. and Grace Roberts Dunn,  Services wee held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo with the Rev. Larry L. Potts officiating. Interment followed in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge.


JUN 26, 1925-APR 14, 2011

CADIZ, KY— William Howard Skinner, 85, of Cadiz died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton.  Mr. Skinner was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired federal employee. He attended Dry Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge 121, where he was a 50-year member, and a member of the American Legion and the VFW.  He is survived by three sons, Tommy Skinner of Cadiz, Tony Skinner of Panama City, Fla., and Kevin Skinner of Cadiz; four daughters, Melba Futrell of Hopkinsville, Rebecca Smith of Gainesville, Fla., Barbara Fowler of St. Louis, and Karen Adams of Cadiz; a sister, June Cobb of Cadiz; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Carnell and Gracie Askew Skinner; wife, Melba Adell Thomas Skinner; daughter, Teresa Jane Skinner; and one brother.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz with the Revs. Irvin Darnall and Robert McIntosh officiating. Burial followed at Futrell-Skinner Cemetery in Trigg County.  Memorial contributions may be made to Futrell-Skinner Cemetery, care of FNB Bank, P.O. Box 500, Cadiz, KY 42211.

APR 22, 1922-APR 10, 2011

WEST PLAINS, MO— Funeral Services for Lealon Albert Wray, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Pastor Allen Cartwright officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.  He was born the son of the late Claude Wray and Arrie Montgomery Wray, on April 22, 1922 in Mitchell, Arkansas and died April 10, 2011 in West Plains, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Anna Bridges, who preceded him in death. He later married Mae Dawson. He is survived by his wife, Mae Dawson Wray, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; three children, Lela Stapleton, husband, Ed, Peculiar, Missouri, Debby Lovins, husband, Mitchell, Peculiar, Missouri, and Roger Wray, wife, Marcia, Mount Dora, Florida; two step-children, Diane Overholtz, husband, Jerry, Blue Springs, Missouri, and David Dawson, wife, Mary, Viola, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Matt Stapleton, wife, Kathy, and family, Edmond, Oklahoma, Nikki Raver, husband, Dan, and family, Harrison, Arkansas, Kirsten Luebrecht, husband, Alex, and family, Elsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, and Barak Wray, wife, Kelly, Japan; three step-grandchildren, Robby Bomar, wife, Tonya, and family, Lake Lotawana, Missouri, Ronnie Bomar, wife, Robin, and family, Blue Springs, Missouri, and Bobbie Dawson and family, Viola, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Anna Bridges Wray; one brother, Robert Wray, and one sister, Christina Wray; one grandson, Scott Stapleton, and one step-daughter, Patricia Richman. He had attended the Viola Assembly of God Church, Viola, Arkansas. He had worked for several years as service manager for Brad-Guffey Chevrolet in West Plains. Burial will be in Mt.Calm Cemetery, Fulton County, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

MAR 21, 1941-APR 9, 2011

DAWSON SPRINGS, KY— Arnold Wayne Adcock, 70 of Dawson Springs, Kentucky died at 8:35 AM Saturday April 9, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born March 21, 1941 in Hopkins, Kentucky to the late Robert Adcock and the late Betsy Barton Adcock. He was married to Liddie Irene Adcock in 1971. He worked for Mike's IGA in Dawson Springs, Kentucky for 38 years serving in all capacities at the store. He is survived by his wife Liddie Irene Adcock of Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Four sons Jackie Adcock, Arnold Adcock, Daniel Adcock and David Adcock and one daughter Agnes Markham all of Dawson Springs, Kentucky. One brother J.W. Adcock of Dawson Springs, Kentucky, one sister Juanita Geirick, Texas. Funeral service will be Tuesday April 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Dunn Missionary Baptist Church near Charleston, Kentucky with Brother Kenny Moore and Brother Ricky Winstead officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Dunn Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in New Beulah Cemetery. The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society in the name of Arnold Wayne Adcock.


AUG 31, 1925-APR 9, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY— Benjamin Odell Henderson, 85, Chippewa Drive, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at his home following a long illness.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Battoe Henderson.  Services wee held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Lamb Funeral Home with Russ Stallons officiating.

FEB 10, 1939-MAR 19, 2011

LEAVENWORTH, KS— Henria Campbell, 72, of Leavenworth, KS, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning, March 19, 2011 in Lexington, KY. Henria was born on February 10, 1939, in Batesville, Arkansas to John and Betty Zeb Williams. She graduated from Marshall High School and from the University of Arkansas. It was at Fayetteville that she met her husband, Charles. Henria and Charles were soul mates and partners for life. They spent the first twenty years of their marriage leading the nomadic army life. There were postings in Fort Benning, Jonesboro, Vietnam, Leavenworth, Washington, D.C., and Seoul. During many of those years, Henria taught elementary school. She developed a passionate interest in techniques that would be effective for students with alternative learning styles. After Charles' retirement from the army, they stayed in Leavenworth and purchased Studdard Moving and Storage. They coaxed Mr. and Mrs. Studdard out of retirement to help teach them the moving business. Henria and Charles spent the next twenty-five years expanding and improving the business. Under their leadership, Studdard has won many awards for quality work and customer service, including "Mover of the Year" from the Army and "Agent of the Year" on three occasions from Arpen Van Lines. They also received awards for service to the citizens of Leavenworth. Henria was a consummate learner and educator. She pursued intellectual interests her entire life, reading and listening to books on a wide range of topics from Neurology to the Renaissance. She had a particularly keen interest in American history, especially the Founding period. A careful and avid reader, Henria could be counted on for energetic discussions of present day politics informed by anecdotes of Thomas Jefferson, John and Abigail Adams and many others. Her references and breadth of knowledge, always conveyed humbly, were often hard to match. Henria was a long-term member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Henria was predeceased by her husband, Charles, daughter, LeeAnn, and sister, Betty Jon. Henria is survived by her son, Charles and his family, Mary, Paul, Grace, and Jackson; her son John, and his family, Meegan and Kemper; her daughter Sarah and her family, Peter, Thys, and Rhianna; and her granddaughter, Amanda, and her family, Tim and Kimberly Ann. Henria is also survived by four sisters, two sisters-in-law, and nine cherished nieces and nephews
 

AUG 19, 1924-MAR 16, 2011

CENTERVILLE, OH— Joseph D. Messick, MSG U.S. Army ret., age 86 of Centerville, Ohio,  passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Kettering Medical Center. Joseph was born on August 19, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri to Lon V. and Jewel Margaret Duncan Messick. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Jim, Bill, Kenneth and Lon Messick, Jr.; and sisters, Doris Bowers and Alice Weaver. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jewell Ellis Messick; three children, Wayne D. Messick and his wife Pat of New York City, New York, Gary Ray Messick and his wife Vickie of San Jose, California, and Sandi M. Slaton and her husband Jim of Centerville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; a brothers, Richard W. Messick; and three sisters, Norma Porter, Betty Jean Rutherford, and Marjorie Sade. Joseph retired from the U.S. Army serving in WW II where he received a Purple Heart, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Kettering in Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were held on March 25, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Kettering.   Rev. James Gifford and Rev. Nick Osborn officiated. Burial with Military Honors was at David's Cemetery, Kettering, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kettering or Dayton Christian Schools.


MAR 23, 1948-MAR 16, 2011

CADIZ, KY— Janice Lancaster Davie, 62, of Cadiz, KY died at 5:45 A.M. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Skyline Medical Center following a long illness.   Services were held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Larry McWilliams officiating.  Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. A native of Hopkinsville, KY,  she was born March 23, 1948 the daughter of the late Wilton Henry Lancaster, Sr. and Mildred Francis Lancaster.  She was a retired business teacher having taught at Christian County High School from 1970-1977 and Hopkinsville High School from 1979-1999.  While at Hopkinsville High School she also served as a Future Business Leaders of America advisor.  She was a member of Millbrooke Christian Church.  Survivors include her husband:  Gene Davie; a son:  Brian Davie of Hopkinsville, KY; a daughter:  Amy Davie Haigh of North Palm Beach, FL; a brother:  Wilton Lancaster, Jr. of Cerulean, KY; three sisters:  Genella Campbell and Gustie Greene both of Hopkinsville, KY and Dorothy Decker of Churubusco, IN; and her granddaughter:  Laura Emaline Davie.  Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, American Heart Association, or St. Luke Free Clinic.


JAN 21, 1965-MAR 16, 2011

CADIZ, KY— Kellie Oakley Harper, 46, of Cadiz died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at her home.  Mrs. Harper was a member of Ponderosa Baptist Church and had worked as a nurse at Western State Hospital for several years.  She is survived by her husband, Nacy Harper; her parents, Vance and Freda Oakley of Cadiz; her sister, Libby Ladd of Cadiz; and her nephew, Josh Holley of Cadiz.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rusty Bridges.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Revs. Wayne Glass, Norman Cotton and Mike Boyd officiating. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz.


OCT 1, 1924-MAR 13, 2011

MURRAY, KY—  Reba Dean Martin Douthitt, 86, of Murray died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Paducah.  Mrs. Douthitt worked as a licensed practical nurse at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. She was a member of Glendale Road Church of Christ.  She is survived by two sons, David Douthitt of Paducah and Stephen Douthitt of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a daughter, Margaret Gilbert of Cuba; a brother, Jimmy Martin of Mayfield; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Douthitt; her parents, William L. and Ollie Pritchard Martin; a sister; and a grandson.  Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Heritage Family Funeral Home with John Dale and Will McSweeney officiating. Interment followed at Wingo Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to Potter Children’s Home and Family Ministries, 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

FEB 13, 1928-MAR 7, 2011

ANDERSON, IN—Bobby Wayne Jolliff, 83, of Anderson, Indiana, passed away March 7, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born Feb. 13, 1928, in West Plains, Missouri., and resided in Anderson. Bobby served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a millwright in Skilled Trades at Delco Remy Division of General Motors.  Bobby was a member of the Lapel Masonic Lodge 625 F&AM. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Judy (Hartwell) Jolliff; children, Paul Jolliff, Bobby Jolliff (Darlene), Anita Jolliff (Rodney Romaine), Bruce Jolliff (Ina Fowler), Robin Morton (Scott), Denise Wicker (Ron), Brad Sigler (Trish), and Melissa Wagner (Dan); brother, Jim Jolliff (Pat); sister, Barb Cook (Jim); 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Nick and Betty Gray, Dick Douglas and Dana and Mike Clapper. Special thanks to the Dialysis Institute of Anderson and Heartland Hospice Nurse, Tammy Staley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Maddie B. (Sharp) Jolliff; and a special niece, Amberly Martin. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Nick Gray officiating. Cremation will take place.


APR 11, 1929-FEB 26, 2011

MAYFIELD, KY—  Mr. Nathan “Nate” Sholar, 81, of Mayfeld died Saturday, February 26, 2011, at his residence.  Mr. Sholar was the retired owner of World Tower Co. He was a member of High Point Baptist Church, the Sheriffs Boys & Girls Ranch, Kentucky Colt Association, Kentucky Harness Horse Association and the Illinois Standard Bred Owners. He was also a Korean War U.S. Army veteran.  Mr. Sholar is survived by his wife, Nancy Duncan Sholar; a son, Jeff (Sandra) Sholar of Fancy Farm; two daughters, Angie Sholar and Amy (Mike) Gammons, both of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother, Larry (Amanda) Sholar of Mayfield; two sisters, Dorothy (Joe) Cheshier of Olive Branch, Miss., and Shirley (Clint) Hardin of Germantown, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Julia (Byron) Bryant of Brandon, Miss., and Nathan “Little Nate” Sholar of Fancy Farm; and a great-grandchild, Natalie Grace Bryant of Brandon, Miss.  Mr. Sholar was preceded in death by four brothers, Calvin Sholar, Billy Joe Sholar, Lloyd Ray Sholar and Henry Sholar and his parents, Melvin Nathan and Annie Mae Spillman Sholar.  Services for Mr. Sholar were held held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in the Byrn Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Tucker officiating. Interment followed at Mayfeld Memory Gardens.   Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Kosair Children’s Hospital, 231 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville KY 40202 or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Ky. and Southern Ind. Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.


OCT 1, 1924-MAR 13, 2011

CADIZ, KY—  Herschel J. Thomas, 95, of Cadiz died Friday, March 13, 2011 at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz.  Mr. Thomas was retired from Goodyear Tire Co. in Akron, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of Akron Baptist Church in Akron.  Surviving are two brothers, Olen Ray Thomas of Mayfield and Fred Thomas of Milton, Fla., and three sisters, Ruth Meador of Cadiz, Thelma King of Blacksburg, Va., and Lottie Mayche of Franklin, Tenn.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sudie L. Ricks Thomas; two brothers; and one sister. His parents were John Taylor and Myrtle Chewning Thomas.  Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. David Ray Futrell and John Mitchell officiating. Burial follwed at East End Cemetery.

JUL 30, 1920-FEB 23, 2011

CANON CITY, CO— Cecil Mary Colvin passed from this world on Feb. 23, 2011, at 92 years of age. She was born on July 30, 1920, to John McCasland and Molly Doshier McCasland at Hartshorne, Okla., in the Choctaw Nation. Her family later moved to Artesia, N.M., where she grew up on a dryland, cotton farm during the Great Depression. Along with six other siblings, she learned a strong work ethic and the meaning of personal sacrifice. In 1938 she married A. L. Colvin (Bus) Colvin in Las Animas. They lived in New Mexico for 12 years, but moved to Canon City in 1950 where their three boys grew up and graduated from Canon City High School. In Canon City, Cecil worked for Oxfords Grocery Market, Fremont County Bank and as a dental assistant for Dr. Howe. She was passionately devoted to her family and to the concept of helping others. She also was an avid gardener. She is survived by her sons Gary Colvin (Canon City), Dan Colvin (Aurora), her daughter, Judy Mount Russell (Phoenix, Ariz.), one brother, Will McCasland (Eunice, N.M.), one sister-in-law, Jerry McCasland (Canon City), 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A third son, Billy Colvin, is deceased. Cecil was an active Christian and attended the Franklin Avenue Church of Christ for 60 years. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Church of Christ, 1718 Franklin Avenue, Caon City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Franklin Avenue Church of Christ or to Fremont County Hospice.



DEC 27, 1919-FEB 12, 2011

CADIZ, KY—  John Thomas, 91, of Cadiz died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz.  Mr. Thomas was a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church. He retired from TVA and was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Burcham Thomas; one son, Paul Thomas of Cadiz; one sister, Hazel Oliver of Hopkinsville; and one grandson, John Paul Thomas of Nashville, Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. His parents were Jim Thomas and Palestine Futrell Thomas.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz with the Rev. Robert McIntosh officiating. Burial followed at Skinner Cemetery.

JAN 27, 1934-FEB 6, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY— Robert E. "Bobby" Cook, age 77, of Hopkinsville, KY, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2011, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY. Robert E. "Bobby" Cook was of the Protestant Faith. He retired as the Christian County Police Chief. He is survived by his Father Ed Cook, Hopkinsville, KY, Three Daughters & Sons In Law Angie & Jim East, Hopkinsville, KY, Gaye & Steve Nunn, Hopkinsville, KY and Julie & Bert Partain, Hopkinsville, KY, Two Brothers Walter "Sonny" Cook, Hopkinsville, KY and Roy "Buddy" Cook, Hopkinsville, KY, Sister Martha Owen, Hopkinsville, KY, Grandchildren Shannon Taylor, Elliott Wall and Alyson Partain, Great Grandchildren Dylan Colley and Marley Taylor. He is preceded in death by his Mother Lillie Mae Blevins Cook, Wife Janice Cook, 1st wife Betty Cook. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM Friday, February 11, 2011. Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 12, 2011 with the Reverend Bobby Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY.


APR 29, 1927-FEB 1, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—  Neal Dennis Farmer, 83, Pembroke Road, died at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.  Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with Nicholas D. Greenman Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Flat Lick Cemetery. A native of Stewart County, Tennessee, he was born April 19, 1927, the son of the late Dennis George and Inez Naomi Ross Farmer.  He was a retired salesman for Hut Liquor, Oak Grove, and was a farmer.  He was a member of the Skyline Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Christine Thomas Farmer; a son, Nathan Lee Farmer, Roanoke, Texas, and a brother, Benton Farmer, South Lyon, Michigan.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s charity of choice.


SEP 29, 1030-JAN 30, 2011

CADIZ, KY—  Herbert L. Calhoun, 80, of Cadiz died Sunday, January 30, 2011,  at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.  He was a retired plumber and electrician. He was a member of Liberty Point Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jean Burnam Calhoun, and one brother, John W. Calhoun of Christian County.  He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. His parents were Fay Wallace and Pearl Ora Cooper Calhoun.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Revs. Monty Flanigan and Wayne Glass officiating. Burial followed at Trigg County Memory Acres.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Liberty Point Baptist Church Building Fund, 187 Old Dover Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.


SEP 22, 1924-JAN 13, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VA—  Martha J. Morrison Aldridge, 86, died on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Mount Vernon Nursing Home, Alexandria, VA. She first came to this area in January, 1945, as a U.S. Navy W.A.V.E. from her home in Louisville, KY and served as a draftsman at the Hydrographic Office in Suitland, MD. After attending Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville she traveled with her husband and children to his various military and civilian assignments, returning to Alexandria, VA, in 1966.  Preceded in death by her husband, MAJ. Thomas C. Aldridge, US Army (Ret.).  She is survived by daughter, Eileen A. Shropshire; son, T. Chappell Aldridge, Jr. Esq.; son-in-law, Lowry Shropshire, M.D.; daughter-in-law, Cindy Spiller Aldridge and three grandsons, Nathan and Robert Shropshire and Carter Aldridge.  Interment will be Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia.

DEC 19, 1922-JAN 26, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Services for Sue P. Garrott, 88, Bradford Heights, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. until time for the service at the funeral home. She died at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Bradford Heights following a long illness. A native of Mayfield, she was born Dec. 19, 1922, the daughter of the late Walter Edd Pritchard Jr. and Zettie Mae McClain Pritchard. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Kentucky Farm Bureau and for Dr. William Rowlett. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Her husband, Dennis Metcalfe Garrott, died in 2009. Survivors include two sons, Don Garrott, LeVergne, Tenn., Phil Garrott, Franklin, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Odean (Joyce) Jackson, Mayfield; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.

AUG 16, 1933-JAN 26, 2011

KUTTAWA, KY— Memorial services for Mrs. Lucille Merrick Thomas, 77, of Caldwell County, were held Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville. The Rev. Jeremy Short officiated. Mrs. Thomas died at 3:37 a.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton. She was a homemaker and member of the Blue Spring Baptist Church in Caldwell County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Ward “M.W.” (Chuck) Thomas; parents, Alvin B. Merrick and Margaret M. Merrick; three sisters, Marie Poggenborg, Hazel Bullocks and Evelyn “Lucy” Feltner. Survivors include two sons, Will R. Thomas of Eddyville and Tim Thomas of Paducah; and one granddaughter, McKenna R. Thomas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1083, Eddyville, KY 42038. .

MAY 9, 1948-JAN 18, 2011

PRINCETON, KY—Funeral services for Kay Coleman, 62, of Princeton, were held Friday, January 21, 2011 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. The Rev. Lester Watson officiated. Burial followed in the Sugar Creek Church Cemetery. Mrs. Coleman died following a short illness at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. She was born May 9, 1948 in Caldwell County to the late Arthur Sigler and Billie Kennady Sigler. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. She was preceded in death by one brother, David Sigler; and one daughter, Lori Kay Coleman. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Freddie Coleman; two sisters, Susan Dobson of Louisville and Kathy McCraw of Cadiz; one son David Coleman (and wife Amy) of Princeton; three step-grandchildren, Ethan, Hunter and Wyatt Trotter; and several nieces and nephews.

EMILY MARIE BRIDGES STUFFLEBEAM 

MAY 10, 1918-JAN 13, 2011

SNYDER, TX—Emily Marie Stufflebeam May 10, 1918 - January 13, 2011 Emily Marie Stufflebeam died Thursday, January 13th, at her home in Snyder, Texas. Funeral service for Mrs. Stufflebeam, 92, is set for Friday Janurary 21st at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery, Bakersfield, California. There will be a visitation for family and friends of Mrs. Stufflebeam on Thursday January 20th between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. Born May 10, 1918 in Salem, Arkansas, and raised in Oklahoma, where her family moved when she was a girl. As a young woman, she moved west with her family to California, where she met and married Grady Stufflebeam on Nov. 14, 1938 in Bakersfield. They were married 56 years before his death on July 18, 1994. Mrs. Stufflebeam had lived in Snyder, Texas since 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aurthur and Eva Bridges; brothers Ray and Kenneth Bridges, and sister Edith Grady; and two grandchildren, Lana Stufflebeam and Evelyn Liccardi. She is survived by; daughter, Brenda Tallant of Snyder, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and William Burke of Sherman Oaks, California; and son Jim Stufflebeam of Bakersfield; two sisters, Tressie Ezell Delmarsh of Grants Pass, Oregon, and Joann Wortman of Santa Paula, California; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


SEP 22, 1924-JAN 13, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Martha J. Morrison Aldridge, 86, died on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Mount Vernon Nursing Home, Alexandria, VA. She first came to this area in January, 1945, as a U.S. Navy W.A.V.E. from her home in Louisville, KY and served as a draftsman at the Hydrographic Office in Suitland, MD. After attending Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville she traveled with her husband and children to his various military and civilian assignments, returning to Alexandria, VA, in 1966. Preceded in death by her husband, MAJ. Thomas C. Aldridge, US Army (Ret.). She is survived by daughter, Eileen A. Shropshire; son, T. Chappell Aldridge, Jr. Esq.; son-in-law, Lowry Shropshire, M.D.; daughter-in-law, Cindy Spiller Aldridge and three grandsons, Nathan and Robert Shropshire and Carter Aldridge.  Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on February 16, 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia.

OCT 17, 1923-JAN 12, 2011

ALPHARETTA, GA— Thomas Golladay Evans of Alpharetta, Georgia died January 12, 2011 in Naples, Florida, after a brief illness. Born October 17, 1923, in Old Hickory, Tennessee, Tom was the son of Elizabeth Golladay Evans and John Towles Evans. He attended public schools in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1945 with a degree in electrical engineering and immediately began his lifetime career with Westinghouse Electric International. He married Elaine Lataste Killebrew of Anniston, Alabama following her graduation from Vanderbilt in December 1945 and they moved to New York City. For the next 27 years Tom worked in engineering, construction and marketing of power plants around the world. Business travel took him to over 50 countries, often for weeks or months. His longer stays included trips to the Philippines, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Haiti, Thailand, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Egypt, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Australia. In 1972 he and Elaine moved to Brussels where Tom served as President of Westinghouse Electric Nuclear Energy Systems Europe for three years. He retired in 1982 after heading up strategic planning in Pittsburgh. Tom and Elaine raised their three daughters in Glen Rock, New Jersey, where he opened the eyes of his family to the international world with his exciting travel stories. Tom maintained an active role in the community by serving as a deacon in his church, teaching Sunday school, and community fundraising. He continued his community involvement after moving to Alpharetta in 1984. Tom was one of the founders of WARM (Windward Association of Retired Men), an active member of the Alpharetta YMCA and a long-time volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He loved gardening and created beautiful gardens everywhere he lived. He and Elaine enjoyed genealogy research, and also found great joy in maintaining contact with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Tom's beloved wife Elaine passed away February 9, 2008. Tom embraced life energetically in all he did. He enjoyed life immensely and lived up to his stated goals: "be kind, do good work and live fully." He is survived by his three daughters, Susan Wille of Grass Valley, CA, Sally Schenk of Stamford, CT and Vivian Duncan of Whitmore, CA. He had four grandchildren, Andrea Bitar of La Jolla, California, Laura Hoffman of Los Angeles, Adam and Starkie Schenk of Stamford, Connecticut, and three great grandchildren, Nadia, Nora and Sami Bitar of La Jolla. He is also survived by Inge Jones, the dear friend and companion who brightened his final years. Tom was buried in Highland Cemetery in Anniston, Alabama. Memorial services were held on Saturday, January 29th at 11 am at the Northside Chapel Funeral Home, 12050 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, Georgia.



DEC 5, 1917-JAN 9, 2011

HAMDEN, CT— Barbara L. Cunningham died January 9, 2011, at Whitney Center in Hamden, CT, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late W. Jack Cunningham, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Yale University. She is survived by two sons, Lawrence B. Cunningham of New Haven and John H. Cunningham of New York, and by a niece and two nephews. She was pre-deceased by a sister, Gretchen L. Anthony of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and a brother, Charles W. Lynch of Greensboro, North Carolina. She was born December 5, 1917, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, daughter of Lawrence R. Lynch and Gretchen S. Lynch. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, and from the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston. After graduation, she was employed as a secretary for the Physics Department of Harvard University, 1940-1943. A resident of Hamden since 1948, she was active in Cub Scouting, the PTA, as a Church school teacher, and in 1957, as co-founder of Hamden Citizens for the Public Schools. She was elected to the Hamden Board of Education in 1959, and served eight years, a period which saw the construction of two new elementary schools, and major additions to Hamden High School. In the late 1960's, she was active in organizations promoting interracial understanding, serving as a member of the initial Steering Committee for Project Concern in 1968, and as co-chairman of the Education Committee of the Hamden Human Relations Council. She was also an officer of the first Regional Advisory Council of South Central Community College (now Gateway). Other memberships included the Hamden League of Women Voters, the local district Republican Club, Planned Parenthood, the Church of the Redeemer, and the North End Club. She served as Vice President of the Yale Faculty Club and the Yale University Women's Organization. In later years, she was a volunteer for the Talking Books program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517 on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00pm, to be followed by a reception. Memorial gifts may be made to the Remembrance Fund of Whitney Center, the Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring St., New Haven, CT 06511, or Recording for the Blind. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

H. D. "BUD" SIMMONS

JAN 12, 1926-JAN 9, 2011

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for the Rev. H.D. “Bud” Simmons, 84, of Hopkinsville, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Bro. Christopher Page of Julien Baptist Church officiated the services. Burial with full military honors followed in the Delmont Baptist Church Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Simmons died of natural causes at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, January 9, 2011 at a local nursing home in Hopkinsville. Mr. Simmons was born January 12, 1926 in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Isaac Shellie and Nevada Jackson Dawson Simmons. He was a World War II veteran, retired carpenter and minister. He was a member of the Julien Baptist Church, where he was licensed to preach in 1956. He had served as interim pastor at several local churches and conducted Wednesday evening services at Brookfield Manor Nursing Home for 34 years before he retired. Survivors include 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 Silvy and husband Neil, all of Hopkinsville, Holly Morrow and husband Dumaka Shabazz of Antioch, Tenn.; 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, Tenn.; four great great-grandchildren, Nathan and Killian Gibbs of Clarksville, Tenn., Addisyn and Kenson Word of Hopkinsville; two brothers, Eugene Simmons of Atlanta, Ga., and Bobby Dell Simmons of Hopkinsville. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Rogers Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded by 11 brothers, Herbert Carroll, John Wesley, Lacy Floyd, Amos Vernon, unnamed triplets, Cecil Ray, Grady Fay, Maxie Smith, and Beryl Boyd Simmons; four sisters, Velma Louise Solomon, Emma Naomi Meacham, Nova Mae Green, and Willodean Wyatt. Pallbearers were his grandsons. Doug Brewer, vocalist, and Mary Elizabeth Russell, pianist, provided the music. Memorials may be made for Bibles through Gideon’s International or to Julien Baptist Church, Gracey, Kentucky.

JAN 19, 1935-JAN 8, 2011

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Mr. Charles O. Barnette age 76 of LaFayette passed away 3:15 PM Saturday, January 08, 2011 at Bradford Heights Rehabilitation Center of natural causes. Services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with Mr. Rodney Cheatham officiating. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery in LaFayette. Mr. Barnette was born January 19, 1935 in Trigg County, KY the son of the late Obie and Irene Lawrence Barnette. He was a salesman at Jenkins and Wynne and also worked for Atkins Diary. Mr. Barnette was a mason and a member of the Joiners Chapel Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bernard Barnette. Survivors include his wife of 54 years Shirley Ann Green Barnette of LaFayette; one daughter, Cathy Ann Buchanan of Herndon; two sisters, Sarah Jane Insco of St. Petersburg, FL and Lillie Tomlinson of Clarinda, Iowa; one granddaughter, Mary Lynn Buchanan of Nashville, TN.

APR 10, 1941-JAN 7, 2011

JOPLIN, MO—Billie Ruth Sharp, age 69, Joplin, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011, at Freeman West Hospital. Billie was born April 10, 1941, in Joplin, daughter of the late Floyd Phillips and Dora Derrick Phillips. She graduated from Joplin High School and most recently was working with the Webb City Health and Rehab, retiring in 2007. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Sharp, who died Oct. 7, 2010; two sisters, Betty DeMoss and Harriet Rustin; and a grandson, Nathan Bateman. Survivors include her daughters, Kim Epperson and husband, Lonnie, and Tricia Sharp; grandson, Joshua Bateman; brother, Floyd Phillips Jr.; and sister, Carolyn Pruett, all of Joplin. A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. Inurnment of her ashes, along with her husband's, Lonnie Sharp, and grandson's, Nathan Bateman, will be Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in Osborne Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Bob Simon officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.



 
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