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MARY FRANCES SHOLAR HERNDON

JUL 30, 1920-DEC 28, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Mary Herndon, age 96, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY.  Mrs. Mary Herndon was retired from Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville, KY, where she was employed for over 20 years as a Nurse's Aide.  She was a member of Rocky Ridge Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY. She is survived by: five sons - James Herndon, Cadiz, KY; Don Herndon and wife, Glenda, Cadiz, KY; Jerry Herndon and wife, Patricia, UT; Nick Herndon and wife, Kim, Trigg County, KY; and Robert Herndon and wife, Nita, Porterville, CA; one daughter - Joy Herndon, Cadiz, KY; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one brother - Kelly Sholar, Trigg County, KY.  She was preceded in death by: her parents - Jesse and Anna Rosella Choate Sholar; her husband - Robert Vernon Herndon; two daughters -  Sandra Herndon and Kay Hill; two brothers - Haydon Sholar and Robert Sholar; and three sisters - Icie Lawrence, Nell Francis, and Frances Herndon. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, December 30, 2016.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016, with the Reverend John Herndon officiating.  Burial will follow at Fuller Cemetery in Trigg County, KY.

JUNE BRIDGES PERKINS

MAR 5, 1938-DEC 22, 2016

MAYFIELD, KY—Mrs. June Perkins, age 78, of Mayfield passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at her residence. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a retired employee of Mayfield Manufacturing. Mrs. Perkins is survived by three sons, Steve (Stacey) Perkins, Mark (Valerie) Perkins and Timmy (Jean Ann) Perkins all of Mayfield, KY; two daughters, Karen (Johnny) Woitke of Calvert City, KY and Cindy (Keith) Haneline of Mayfield, KY; one brother, Gaylon (Pam) Bridges of Mayfield, KY; one sister, Bonnie (Donald) Hargrove of Mayfield, KY; eleven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Perkins; three sisters, Lela Rodgers, Naomi Dowdy and Mary Thorpe; and her parents, Thomas and Lona Carter Bridges. Funeral services for Mrs. June Perkins will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, KY.  Rev. Alan Morris and Rev. Glenn Cope will officiate.  Interment will follow at Dowdy Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kyle Brindley, Dustin Haneline, Cody Perkins, Sean Michael Perkins, Gary Thorpe and Chad Brittain. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the funeral home.


W. C. SKINNER

FEB 6, 1947-DEC 10, 2016

CADIZ, KY—W. C. Skinner, age 91, of Cadiz, Kentucky passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Cadiz, Kentucky. Mr. Skinner had worked as a construction superintendent with John Woodruff Construction and for many years in the coal mines for Jim Smith Construction. Upon his retirement from construction, he operated W.C. & D. Locksmith for many years. He was a member of Cadiz Masonic Lodge 121, Kentucky Colonel, lifetime member of the NRA, local 181 operating engineers union and the National Locksmiths Association. He is survived by three sons, Randy Skinner and wife Marisa of Kuttawa, Kentucky, Bobby C. Skinner of Cadiz, Kentucky and Steve Skinner and wife Cynthia of Frankfort, Kentucky, seven grandchildren, Jeremy Oren, Dusty Whitaker, Tammie Johar, Scott Skinner, Nicole Choate, Matthew R. Skinner, and Kyle Skinner, eighteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, sister Christine Adams of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and sister-in-law Virginia Alexander. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Skinner, parents, Walter Calvin Skinner and Lona Mae Skinner, two brothers, Franklin Skinner and Lacy Skinner, sisters Virginia Collier and Pauline Bridges. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street, Cadiz, Kentucky where the family will receive friends after 4 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2016. There will be a Masonic Service at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016 with the Rev. Mike Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at Lawrence Cemetery in Cadiz, Kentucky. Memorial contributions can be made to Dyers Chapel Methodist Church, c/o Dana Erickson, 370 Vada Lane, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211 or Pennyrile Hospice, 220 Burley Lane, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240.


GREGORY CRAWFORD THOMAS

JAN 17, 1961-DEC 2, 2016

SOMERSET, KY—Gregory Crawford Thomas, 55, of Somerset (formerly of the Moreland/Hustonville community) died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland from kidney cancer. Greg was the husband of Jan Price Thomas and the owner of M&W Printing in Somerset. Born January 17, 1961, he was the son of the late Maurice C. Thomas and Gloria Smith Thomas. Besides Jan, his loving and caring wife of 30 years, survivors include four daughters: Lezli (Woods) Adams of Stanford, Britney (Zack) Nash of Folsom, CA, Kayela Thomas of Lexington, Alysa (Drew) Richards of Russell Springs; two sisters, Rachel Blakeman and Sarah Thomas; five grandchildren: Brooklyn, Baylor, & Woodson Adams and Luka & Leif Nash; and several beloved nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth “Bitsy” Spencer. His cremation wish was honored. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 am, Saturday, December 10th at the First Christian Church of Somerset (1115 Highway 39, Somerset, KY) with visitation beginning at 10 am. Honorary pallbearers are David Noland, Danny Smith, Brent Muncy, Neal Spears, Allen White, Glyn “Binky” Kerbaugh, Herschel Whitis, and Anne Tackett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions made to Sunrise Children’s Services (1151 Perryville Road, Danville, KY 40422). W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home of Moreland is in charge of arrangements.

 

CLIFTON DAVID THOMAS

JAN 1, 1947-NOV 28, 2016

ROCKWALL, TX—Clifton Thomas, age 69, of Rockwall, TX, a native of Cadiz, KY passed away Monday, November 28, 2016, at Royse City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Royse City, TX.  Mr. Thomas worked 23 years at Pennwalt Corporation in Calvert City, KY as a control operator and in recent years, he worked and retired from the City of Cadiz where he was the supervisor of the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Clifton proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and he attended Cadiz Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY. He is survived by: one son - David Thomas and wife, Yasmin, Rockwall, TX; two grandsons- Alexander Thomas and Zachary Thomas; one brother - Ross Thomas, Cadiz, KY; six sisters- Josephine Williamson, Houston, MO; Nell McClure and husband, Richard "Mack", Clarksville, TN; Betty Ricks and husband, J.F., Cadiz, KY; Delores Burnam, Cadiz, KY; Brenda Underwood, Cadiz, KY and Naomi Jane Prister, Dawson Springs, KY.  He was preceded in death by: parents- Clifton Dorris "Eli" and Dollie V. Smith Thomas and three brothers- Bobby Thomas; Jackie Thomas and Doris Thomas. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2016.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2016 with the Reverend Kenny Rogers officiating.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Starkie Thomas Cemetery Fund, c/o-Janie Sumner Wall, 1133 Floyd Sumner Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

GLENDA JOYCE WILLIAMS PEPPER

SEP 30, 1936-NOV 27, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Glenda Williams Pepper, age 80, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, KY.  Mrs. Pepper retired as Vice President of Bookkeeping at First State Bank in Calumet City, IL.  She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Trigg County, KY. She is survived by: her husband - Jerry Pepper, Cadiz, KY; two step sons - Jerry Lynn Pepper and wife, Connie, Raleigh, NC; Scottie Pepper and wife, April, Raleigh, NC; one step daughter - Angela Pepper, Raleigh, NC;  and several nieces and nephews - Carolyn Bland, Gail Powell, Brenda Ledford, Robin Ford-Stagner, Carl Ray Sumner, Darrell Sumner, and Gary Williams, all of Trigg County; and Shirley Haas, Rita Hearn, Karen Trask, Linda Winters, and Kathy Boyce, all of Granite City, IL.   She was preceded in death by:  her parents - Maynard and Dorothy Mize Williams; her husband - James Louis Hancock; infant daughter - Jeanette Grant; two brothers - Carl Williams and Garnett Williams; four sisters - Maxine Ford, Eulala Sumner, Geneva Williams, and Norma Jean Williams; one niece - Cheryl Ahart; and three nephews - Jerry Ford, Tony Ford, and Gary Sumner. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Monday, November 28, 2016.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2016 with the Reverend Paul Cannon officiating.  Burial will follow at Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz, KY.

WILLIAM FORREST MIZE

MAR 30, 1917-NOV 19, 2016

CADIZ, KY—William F. Mize, Sr., age 99, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016, at his home in Cadiz.  Mr. Mize was a life-long farmer.  He and his son, Bill, and wife, Mae, operated their family farms in Trigg County, KY.  William had a passion for agriculture, conservation, and farm education.  He and his son, Bill, and family would host the 4-H Farm Safety Day each year on the family farm in the Bethel community of Trigg County, to help educate children on farms and farm safety.  Mr. Mize was a long-time member of Cadiz Baptist Church.  He is survived by: one son - William "Bill" Mize, Jr., Cadiz, KY; two grandchildren - Deborah Schael and husband, Stefan, Germany; and Sam Gallogly and wife, Charity, Cadiz; and seven great grandchildren - Tim Schael, Laura Schael, Peyton Gallogly, Ryan Gallogly, Grant Gallogly, Makayla Cadena, and Braden Cadena.  He was preceded in death by: his parents - William David and Gertrude Thomas Mize; his wife of 77 years - Mary "Mae" Mize; one brother - Thomas Mize; one daughter-in-law - Cyndi Mize; and two step grandchildren - Timothy Gallogly and Jennifer Trickett.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  The Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, with the Reverend Kevin Roberts and Reverend Kyle Noffsinger officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz.  Memorial contributions can be made to: Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240; or the Cadiz Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211.

JESSE RAY HARGROVE

MAR 4, 1972-NOV 17, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Funeral Services for 44 year old Jesse Ray Hargrove of Cadiz will be Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at King’s Funeral Home with Pastor Bradford Carroll officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 on Saturday at King’s Funeral Home. Survivors: Wife of 25 years: Velma Hargrove, Cadiz, KY; Mother: Lois Ann Hargrove, Cadiz, KY; Daughters and Sons-In-Law: Michelene and Steven Underhill, Cadiz, KY; Erin Brough, Cadiz, KY; Shannon Brough and Lenny Craig, Murray, KY; Danielle and Andy Shepherd, Cadiz, KY; Megan Hargrove and Jerimiaha Hightower, Cadiz, KY; Brothers and Sisters-In-Law: Paul and Debbie Milam, Cadiz, KY; Shannon Hargrove and Helen Curtis, Cadiz, KY; David “Crowbar” and Kim Hargrove, Cadiz, KY; Sisters and Brother-In-Law: Lucy and Robert Sutton, Eddyville, KY; Telva and Billy Kearney, Cadiz, KY; 6 Grandchildren: Alexa Taylor, Makenna Underhill, Delilah Ogburn, Carter Shepherd, Riley Underhill, Layden Hightower. A number of nieces and nephews. He was born in Princeton, KY on March 4, 1972 to Lois Ann Proffitt Hargrove of Cadiz and the late Bobby Dean Hargrove. He died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a short illness. He was a steel worker at Southeast Tube and of the Baptist Faith.


CHRISTINE FOWLER TERRELL

NOV 1, 1941-NOV 15, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Christine Fowler Terrell, age 75, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at her home in Cadiz, KY.  Mrs. Terrell was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by: her husband of 49 years - Doris Terrell, Cadiz, KY; two sons - Tony Fowler and wife, Missy, Cadiz, KY; Kevin Terrell and wife, Kendra, Cadiz, KY; one daughter - Melissa Terrell, Cadiz, KY; six grandchildren - Derrick Fowler and wife, Allison; Samantha Hart and husband, Tom Paul; Landry Terrell; Annie Terrell; Brandi Wiseman; and Stephanie Gentry; four great grandchildren - Jace Wiseman, Audrey Hart, Madilyn Hart, and Zane Fowler; one brother - Robert Earl Fowler and wife, Thelma, Cadiz, KY; two sisters - Wandine Bryant and husband, Billy, Cadiz, KY; Bonnie Freeman and husband, Ewing, Cadiz, KY; and caregivers and special friends - Kelsey Allen, Libby Ladd, Hope Turner, and Carol Stone.  She was preceded in death by: her parents - Cline and Blue Belle Tyler Fowler; one brother - William Fowler; and one sister - Linda Fowler. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  The Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 10:00 AM, Friday, November 18, 2016, with the Reverend John Mitchell and Reverend Norman Cotton officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY. Memorial contributions can be made to:  Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St NE, Suite 600, Atlanta,GA 30309.


BRENDA BAGBY GRAHAM

OCT 1, 1947-NOV 14, 2016

CARY, NC—Brenda Bagby Graham, age 69, of Cary, NC, a native of Trigg Co., KY, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016, at her home in Cary, NC. She is survived by: two sons- Eric Joseph Graham and wife, Jennifer, Key West, FL; Scott Kendall Graham and wife, Carolyn, Cary, NC; five grandchildren- Dillan Graham; Ramsey Graham; John Grondland; James Goodrich and Charlie Donney; one sister - Melissa Bagby Caldwell and husband, Randy, Cadiz, KY; one half brother - Jason Bagby and wife, Tana, Benton, KY and one step brother - Mike Norfleet and wife, Misty, Nashville, TN.  She was preceded in death by:  father - Edgar Bagby, Jr.; mother - Mary Shelton Bagby and husband - John Graham. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016.  The Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016 with the Reverend David Banister officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.

BARBARA YATES THOMAS

SEP 12, 1946-NOV 4, 2016

LEHIGH ACRES, FL—Barbara J. Thomas, 70, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, formerly of Hopkinsville, died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Hope Healthcare Services of natural causes. Private graveside services were Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Flat Lick Cemetery in Hopkinsville. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville was in charge of the arrangements. She was born September 12, 1946, the daughter of the late John W. and Bessie D. Yates. She is preceded in death by her husband, Chilton Thomas, and her brothers: Glenn Yates, Robert Yates, and Donald Yates. She is survived by her daughter Denise Watkins (Ward); her son Richard “Lee” Haight, Jr. (Christina); her 5 grandchildren: Justin Haight, Misty Watkins, Eric Watkins, Daniella Haight, and Joshua Haight. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.


WILLIAM CALVIN THOMAS

NOV 9, 1945-OCT 27, 2016

KUTTAWA, KY—Calvin Thomas, age 70, of Kuttawa, KY passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton, KY. He was a retired Pipefitter for Westlake Chemical and a member of Dycusburg Masonic Lodge #232.  Survivors include his wife, Brenda Smith Thomas of Kuttawa, KY, one daughter, Cheryl Soloman & husband, Mike, of Edwardsville, IL, one son, Brenton Thomas & wife, Angie, of Kuttawa, KY, one step daughter, Stacey Jones of Marion, KY, one step son, Wesley Jones of Marion, KY, two sisters, Martha Yates & husband, Ted, of Kuttawa, KY, Sara Bouland & husband, Tommy, of Bushnell, FL, one granddaughter, Morgan Jamison & husband, Johnny, of South Fulton, TN, one great granddaughter, Macy Jamison, one step granddaughter, Autumn Jones of Marion, KY and one step great grandson, Zayden Todd. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Stanley Thomas and Leona Guess Thomas. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Macedonia Cemetery in Lyon Co., KY. Lakeland Funeral Home of Eddyville, KY is in charge of arrangements.

CLARA SHEARER JOHNSON

MAR 3, 1928-OCT 15, 2016

METROPOLIS, IL—Clara B. "Tootsie" Shearer Johnson, 88, of Metropolis, passed away at 12:37 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. Tootsie was born March 3, 1928 in Grand Chain. She was a graduate of Grand Chain High School. Tootsie and Raymond Johnson were united in marriage on June 4, 1948. Tootsie loved to ballroom dance, she had previously worked as a bookkeeper for BF Goodrich, Rhodes Burford's Furniture and Central Paving. She loved to cook and spend time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Johnson of Metropolis ; two sons, Jody Johnson of St. Louis, Missouri and David Timothy Johnson of Jacksonville Florida; one granddaughter, Chaise Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida; one grandson, David Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida. Several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Shirley Shearer of Mattoon, Illinois; brother-in-law, Joe Copeland of Hays, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents James A. and Eddie L Calhoon Shearer; one brother, Robert Shearer; three sisters, Edith Copeland, Helen Maxwell and Doris Cline. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Clara B. "Tootsie" Johnson will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Metropolis. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery. Rev. Mike Shearer will be officiating.

SHERMAN DOUGLAS STAPLES

MAR 14, 1931-SEP 25, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, FL—Sherman D. Staples, 85, passed away September 25, 2016.He was born March 14, 1931 in Henderson, Kentucky and resided in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the son of the late Thomas and Harp Staples of Henderson, Ky. He retired from Bell South as a manager in the Comptroller's Department. After serving three years in the US Army, he graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College. His hobbies included gardening, watching sports, working out at the YMCA, and Bible Study Fellowship. He was a charter member of Christ Community Church. Mr. Staples is survived by his wife Carolyn Hughes Staples, and sons Kent (Chrystal) and Kyle, grandsons Josh (Megan), Jericho, Jordan, and Joel, and one great-granddaughter, CeCe Staples. A funeral service will be held 11 AM Wednesday, September 28, 2016 with1 hour prior visitation at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, FL. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park, FL.


JUDY ANN SUMNER SALT

APR 10, 1941-SEP 20, 2016

CLARKSVILLE, TN—Judy A Salt, age 75 of Clarksville, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Spring Meadows Healthcare.  She was born on April 10, 1941 in Cadiz, KY to Homer and Minnie Sumner.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Bobby Salt.  She is survived by her children; Randy (Shelia) Salt, Eric Salt, Debbie (Bobby) Salt, and Pam Salt, brothers, David and Billy Sumner, sisters, Martha Thomas and Marian Dunn.

ATLAS EDWARD HOWARD

MAR 31, 1930-SEP 19, 2016

HARTSELLE, AL—Funeral service for Atlas Edward Howard, 86, will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel in Hartselle, Alabama with Bro. Michael Gunter officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Hartselle City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Howard died on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Floyd “Tutt” Fann Veterans Home. He was born March 31, 1930, in Coosa County to James William Howard and Bessie Bryant Howard. Mr. Howard served in the Korean War. He attended Auburn University and Stamps Baxter Music School in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Howard played gospel music professionally and owned the Christian Bookstore in Decatur. He taught music for over 30 years and was the Minister of Music at several churches. He was preceded in death by his wife: Shirley Jean Knight Howard. Survivors include two sons, Tony Howard (Terri), Vinemont, AL and Kevin Howard (Karon), Hartselle, AL, three grandchildren, P.F.C. Andrew Howard,  Savanne Howard and Auston Howard.


ROSIE NELL LANCASTER EAST

MAY 4, 1939-AUG 29, 2016

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Rosie Nell Lancaster East, age 77, of Cox Mill Road, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at her home of natural causes. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Workman and Rev. Joe Bufford officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 until 8:00 PM Friday, September 2, 2016 at Hillcrest Baptist Church and from 10:00AM until time of service at 11:00AM on Saturday, September, 3, 2016. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. East was born May 4, 1939 in Trigg County, KY, the daughter of the late Garnett and Destelle Green Lancaster. She was an X-Ray Technician for Jennie Stuart Medical Center, a nurse for Dr. Robertson & Cox, and also the bookkeeper for East Construction. Rosie was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Gideons, Hopkinsville Junior Auxiliary, Bridge and Bunko Groups, Church Cookbook, Friends Cookbook and the Lily Society. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carma Lee East in 1966; her brother, Johnny Lancaster in 2004. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, C. Wayne East of Hopkinsville; her son, David Wayne East and his wife, Anne of Hopkinsville; her daughter, DeAnna East Daniel and her husband, Scott of Hopkinsville; her sister, Betty Lancaster Hayes of Pembroke; three grandchildren, Connor Rae East, Simon Pryor East and Davenport Wayne Daniel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gideons at P.O. Box 982 Hopkinsville, KY 42241.


LELA PEARL BRIDGES RODGERS

MAR 24, 1928-AUG 28, 2016

MAYFIELD, KY—Mrs. Lela P. Bridges Rodgers, age 88, of Graves County passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her residence. She was a born again believer of the Baptist faith, a Kentucky Colonel, a former member of the Democratic Women’s Club and a retired employee of the Merit Clothing Company.  Mrs. Rodgers is survived by two daughters, Carol Rodgers of Sedalia, KY and Jenifer Rodgers of Graves County; one brother, Gaylon (Pam) Bridges of Graves County; two sisters, June Perkins and Bonnie (Donald) Hargrove both of Graves County; two grandchildren, Leslie Hamilton and Weston Sellars; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Howard Rodgers; her step-mother, Lona Bridges; two sisters, Naomi Dowdy and Mary Thorpe; two nephews, Josh Hargrove and Chris Bridges; and her parents, Thomas and Lucy Lancaster Bridges. Funeral services for Mrs. Lela P. Bridges Rodgers will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, KY. Rev. Ronnie Stinson will officiate. Interment will follow at Dowdy Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Thorpe, Timmy Perkins, Joe Dowdy, Weston Sellars, Keaton Tidwell and Donnie Stinson. Honorary pallbearer will be Noah Hamilton. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the funeral home.


JEFFERY TAYLOR

MARCH 21, 1962-JULY 10, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Funeral Services for 54 year old Jeff Taylor of the Linton Community will be Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at King’s Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Rogers and Bro. Matt Heady officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose and Harrell Cemetery in the Linton Community. Visitation will be after 6:00 a.m. on Monday at King’s Funeral Home. Survivors: wife: Cindy Taylor, of the Linton Community; daughter and son-in-law: Macy and James Wallace, Bumpus Mills, TN; daughter-in-law: Lynley Taylor, of the Linton Community; mother: Mary Taylor, Big Rock, TN; brothers and sisters-In-Law: William and Anita Taylor, Dover, TN; Ronnie and Wanda Taylor, Dover, TN; sister and brother-in-law: Angela and John Elliott, Big Rock, TN; father and mother-in-law: SW and Anita McNichols, of the Linton Community; He was born in Erin, TN on March 21, 1962 to Mary Lee Wall Taylor and the late Edward Taylor. He was preceded in death by his son, Ethan Allen Taylor. He died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at his home. He was a welder and fabricator, a member of the Linton United Methodist Church and instrumental with the Taylor’s Petting Zoo. Memorial Donations may be made to the Cindy Taylor 749 McNichols Road Cadiz, KY 42211



ETHAN ALLEN TAYLOR

MARCH 22, 1991-JULY 8, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Funeral Services for 25 year old Ethan Allen Taylor of the Linton Community will be Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at King’s Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Rogers and Bro. Matt Heady officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose and Harrell Cemetery in the Linton Community. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at King’s Funeral Home. Survivors: wife: Lynley Anne Taylor, of the Linton Community; parents: Jeff and Cindy Taylor, of the Linton Community; sister and brother-in-law: Macy and James Wallace, Bumpus Mills, TN; mother and father-in-law: Lynn and Kesha Sullivan, Murray, KY; brother-in-law: Hogan Sullivan, Murray, KY; grandparents: S.W. and Anita McNichols, of the Linton Community; Mary Taylor, Big Rock, TN; Hyrum and Margaret Chambers, Kuttawa, KY; Jimmy and Jerlene Sullivan, Murray, KY. He was born in Hopkinsville, KY on March 22, 1991 to Jeff and Cindy Taylor. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Edward Taylor. He died Friday, July 8, 2016 on his farm, Hidden Hollow Farms, 856 McNichols Road, Cadiz, KY from a UTV accident. He was a Welding Instructor at Gateway Academy in Hopkinsville, the Owner and Operator of Hidden Hollow Farms and Taylor’s Petting Zoo. He was a lifetime supporter of the FFA, a member of the Linton United Methodist Church where he served as the Youth Leader, a member of the United Methodist Men. Ethan served his Lord and Saviour and would want you to follow and accept Jesus Christ.  Memorial Donations may be made to the Hidden Hollow Farms 856 McNichols Road Cadiz, KY 42211


CHARLES FIELD RIVENBARK, JR.

JAN 3, 1986-JULY 4, 2016

TALLAHASEE, FL—Charles Fields “C.J.” Rivenbark, Jr., 30, died July 4, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. He was born January 3, 1986 to Charles Fields, Sr. and Melodie Lupton Rivenbark, C.J. was the Assistant General Counsel at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in Tallahassee, Florida.  He was a 2011 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.  In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife Kristen Wilhelms Rivenbark and son,  Charles Fields Rivenbark III, and his grandparents Wilburn Harley Rivenbark II and Charlotte Bowden Rivenbark.  He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Wilburn Harley, Jr. and Nettie Carter Bridges Rivenbark.  Funeral services were held on July 9, 2016.


MARY SUMNER BRIDGES

MAY 3, 1919-JUNE 22, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Mary Sumner Bridges, age 97, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, KY.  Mrs. Bridges was a homemaker and a dedicated Mother, Grandmother, Great and Great Great Grandmother.  She was a faithful member of 84 years at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Trigg Co., KY.  She was a member of the Thomas –Bridges Association, the James Thomas Chapter of the DAR, Ophelia Chapter No. 55 Order of the Eastern Star and was an active participant at the Trigg Co. Senior Citizen's Center in Cadiz, KY. She is survived by: two sons- John "J.D." Bridges and wife, Vicki, Cadiz, KY; Randy Bridges and wife, Judy, Cadiz, KY; four daughters- Ethel Simmons and husband, Boyd, Nashville, TN; Dorothy Moore and husband, Elbert, Crofton, KY; Mary Jean Marthaler, Nashville, TN; Beverly Powell and husband, Charles "Cookie", Hopkinsville, KY; 12 grandchildren- Jeff Moore and Karen; Kyle Moore; Lee Moore and Whitney; Rita S. Austin and Curt; Greg Simmons; Julie S. Morrison; Julie B. Click and Steve; Jason Powell and Lynn; John Bridges, II; Trevor Bridges and Julia; Anthony Bridges; Marissa Arndt and Justin; 24 great grandchildren- Jordan Huddleston and Justin; Drew Austin; Mack Moore; Anna Moore; Will Austin; Tyler Bridges; Emilie Moore; Riley Moore; Nicole Bridges; Madison Bridges; Jakob Moore; Blair Moore; Reagan Bridges; Mattox Moore; Chandler Powell; Jaxon Moore; Evelyn Bridges; Laura Bridges; Amelia Bridges; Andrew Bridges; Austin Click; Ava Clark; Brooke Arndt; Ava Arndt; one great great grandchild- Logan Huddleston.  She was preceded in death by: parents- John and Lucy Lawrence Sumner; husband - John Thomas Bridges; one son - Jerry S. Bridges; six brothers- Odell Sumner; Lacy Sumner; James Sumner; Cullen Sumner; Lawrence Sumner; George Sumner; three sisters- Martha Gothard; Sarah P'Pool; Myra Dean Bridges.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 26, 2016 with the Reverend Paxton Redd and Reverend Dale Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Trigg Co. Senior Citizen's Center, PO Box 99, Cadiz, KY.



CECIL WAYNE THOMAS

AUG 20, 1926-MAY 30, 2016

BRENTWOOD, TN—Mr. Cecil Wayne Thomas, age 89 of Brentwood, TN, formerly of Cadiz, KY and Chattanooga, TN passed away May 30, 2016. Born in Fredonia, KY to the late William Robert & Emma Rogers Thomas, he grew up on a large farm in Trigg County, Kentucky where he learned his never ending work ethic, love of family and compassion for the less fortunate. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and upon graduation from the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky he began his career with the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1959. He spent his entire professional career with TVA in their Chattanooga Tennessee office. Throughout his career, Cecil was devoted to designing and supplying transmission lines to serve the entire TVA system. A former President of Chattanooga Engineers Association, Cecil retired from TVA in 1987 serving in the capacity of Head Civil Engineer. While he enjoyed his time with TVA he was more appreciative of the opportunities his career afforded him to devote and provide for his true passion, his family. A former pilot and member of the Moccasin Flying Club in Chattanooga his other interests included golf, bridge and all things related to the University of Kentucky Athletic Department. He also took great pride in being the first of three generations to graduate from UK. In retirement he contracted with FEMA where he was able to provide assistance to those devastated by natural disasters such as Hurricanes Andrew and Hugo. He also volunteered as a guide at TVA’s Raccoon Mountain power station where he was able to explain to guests the many intricacies of the unique facility. He was very active member of First Centenary United Methodist Church in Chattanooga. His greatest enjoyment in life was the care and nurturing of his four grandchildren. A member of the Lookout Mountain Golf and Country Club, he achieved his goal of shooting his age in his late 70s and early 80s. He and his wife, Reva, were also active in the Southern Seniors Golf Association and took many golf trips throughout the country with close friends from Chattanooga. Preceded in death by his brothers, Harlan, Chuck, Howell and John R. Thomas; sisters, Mary Jones and Eunice Thomas. Survived by his wife of 68 years, Reva Riggin Thomas of Brentwood, TN; son, Roger (Teresa) Thomas of Brentwood, TN; daughter, Dr. Anita Thomas of Winston Salem, NC; grandchildren, Caitlin (Andrew) Daly, Megan Thomas, Scott Heston and Lauren Thomas. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00AM Thursday, June 2, 2016 with visitation one hour prior to the service at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Jim Taylor officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be 2:00PM Thursday at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Alzheimer’s Association alz.org.


ERIE DALE CUNNINGHAM

APR 14, 1922-MAY 22, 2016

MURRAY, KY—Mr. Erie “Dale” Cunningham, age 94, of Murray, KY died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN. He was born to the late Erie Dalton Cunningham and Beatrice Thomas Cunningham, April 14, 1922, in Hamlin, KY. Dale was a disabled veteran, serving with distinction in the World War II European Theatre, where he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart and an EAME Ribbon with Bronze Star. He was a retired steel worker from National Steel Company and a 3rd Degree Master Mason with the Masonic Lodge of Dearborn, MI. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Glendale Road Church of Christ. Preceding him in death were his wife of forty years, Armella Dallas Cunningham; his parents; his brothers, Rudy Eugene Cunningham, Lloyd Thomas Cunningham, and Alfred Cullen Cunningham; his sister, Mable Cunningham Blalock; his stepson, Gerald R. Dallas; one grandson, Sean Michael Thomas; and one great grandson, Hubert Lanny Thomas. Survivors include his wife of twenty years, Geraldine Darnall Thomas Cunningham; one daughter Linda Dallas Cunningham Erhart and husband, Bill, DeBary, FL; a daughter in law, SoSun Dallas, Puyallup, WA; three stepsons, Edward Thomas and wife, Anita, Greensboro, NC, Kenneth Thomas and wife, Dianne, Summerville, SC, Michael Thomas and wife, Phyllis, Rolling Hills Estates, CA; one stepdaughter, Sherri Thomas Austin, Chesapeake, VA; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The funeral service will be at 12 Noon Thursday at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home with John Dale officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family from 10:00am to 12:00 Noon Thursday at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.


GLENDA LANCASTER FOWLER

MAY 16, 1921-MAY 21, 2016

MAYFIELD, KY—Glenda Lancaster Fowler, Age 95, of Mayfield KY passed away Saturday May 21, 2016 at Clinton Place in Clinton KY. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mayfield and a homemaker. Mrs. Fowler is survived by; one son Barry (Debby) Fowler of Mayfield, one daughter Carol F. Carlisle of Mayfield, five grandchildren Penny (Dale) Ray, Chris (Belinda) Carlisle, Ginger (Spence) Pate, Terri Kelly, and Wes (Tara) Fowler, and 14 great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband John Wilson Fowler, two brothers Earl and William “Dub” Henry Lancaster, four sisters Anna Mae Sweatt, Aileen McNeilly, Lola Wallace, Lurlye Moore, one son-in-law Don Carlisle and her parents were Will and Bertha Lancaster. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday May 24, 2016 at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield KY. Rev. Wes Fowler and Rev. Spence Pate will officiate. Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery. The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM Monday May 23, 2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or The Living Christmas Tree Program, 118 West South St. Mayfield KY 42066.


SADIE WYATT COLE

MAY 10, 1943-MAY 17, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Sadie Wyatt Cole, age 73, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Saint Thomas Medical Center West in Nashville, TN.  Mrs. Cole was a lifelong homemaker and dedicated mother,  grandmother and great grandmother.  She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She is survived by: husband of 31 years - Olen Cole, Cadiz, KY; four sons - Ricky Dunning and wife, Brenda, Benton, AR; Michael Dunning, Cadiz, KY; Michael Cole, Marietta, GA; and Clifton Cole, Acworth, GA; two daughters - Lourie Morris, Cadiz, KY; and Lisa Alonso, Hopkinsville, KY; seven grandchildren -  Jonathan Morris, Nick Dunning, Marcus Dunning, Charley Hooks, Seth Hooks, Christopher Dunning, and Amanda Briones; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers - Johnny Wyatt and wife, Lisa, Nashville, TN; and Lloyd Dale Wyatt and wife, Emma, Cadiz, KY; and one sister - Debbie Boyd and husband, Johnny, Cadiz, KY.  She was preceded in death by:  parents - Lloyd Helton and Susie Hargrove Wyatt; grandson - Andy Dawson; brothers - Jimmy Wyatt, Billy Wyatt, and Wesley Wyatt; and sisters - Martha Nell Wyatt and Virginia Merrick.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street, in Cadiz, KY.  A Memorial Service will be at a later date with burial in the Barnett Cemetery in Calloway Co., KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Daughters of the American Revolution, c/o Joyce Davis, 1500 Sinking Fork Road, Gracey, KY 42232.


CHRIS GAYLON BRIDGES

APR 22, 1960-MAY 5, 2016

MAYFIELD, KY—Mr. Chris Gaylon Bridges, age 56, of Mayfield passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the University Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was a member of Trace Creek Baptist Church and owner/operator of Bridges Contracting Inc. Mr. Bridges is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cindy Blalock Bridges; his parents, Rebecca Grant of Mayfield, KY and Gaylon (Pam) Bridges of Mayfield, KY; one son, Michael (Abigail) Bridges of Louisville, KY; one daughter, Melissa (Brian) Collier of Benton, KY; two sisters, Misty Morris of Wingo, KY and Amanda Freeman of Martin, TN; and two grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Chris Gaylon Bridges will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Byrn Funeral Home of Mayfield. Rev. Ronnie Stinson, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in Trace Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the funeral home.

JOHN GARY NOEL

JUN 11, 1944-APR 21, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Gary Noel, age 71, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home in Cadiz, KY.  Mr. Gary Noel was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Trigg Co., KY. Mr Noel had been self-employed in the construction business for numerous years until his retirement. He is survived by: wife of 53 years- Geraldine Stallons Noel, Cadiz, KY; daughter - Annette Hargis and husband, Steve, Caledonia, KY; granddaughter - Betsy Shemwell and husband, Jon Paul, Caledonia, KY; great grandchildren- Hattie Shemwell, Rudy Shemwell; brothers- Cecil Noel and wife, Wanda, Hopkinsville, KY, Dalton Noel and wife, Peggy, Murray, KY; brother-in-law - Ed Stallons and wife, Scherryl, Cadiz, KY and sister-in-law - Rebecca Noel, Hopkinsville, KY.  He was preceded in death by: father - Otto Noel, mother - Nellie Baker Noel and brother - Bob R. Noel.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 24, 2016 with the Reverend James Shuck and Reverend Richard Sexton officiating.  Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery in Trigg County, KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee P.O. Box 1182 Mt. Juliet, TN  37121.


RUTH THOMAS MEADOR

AUG 11, 1920-APR 20, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Funeral Services for 95 year old Ruth Meador of Cadiz will be Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at King’s Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Noffsinger officiating and Olen Ray Thomas providing a Eulogy. Burial will follow in the Peyton Thomas Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY. Visitation will be from 12:00 til 2:00 on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at King’s Funeral Home. Survivors: Brother and Sister-In-Law: Olen Ray and Martha Sue Thomas, Cadiz, KY; Sisters and Brother-In-Law: Thelma and Howard King, Blacksburg, VA; Lottie Mayche, Franklin, TN; 13 Nieces and Nephews: Rita Guier, Hopkinsville, KY, Judy Bridges, Trudy Littlejohn, and Vanessa Pate, Cadiz, KY, Howie King, Escondido, CA, Cindy King, Arlington, VA, Mark King, St. Paul, Minnseota, Reva Lopez, Ramona, CA, Vicky Chornock, Sandiego, CA, Sharon Atkins, North Port, AL, Ann Tidwell, Franklin, TN, Susan Dru Quarles, Charlotte, NC, Holly Thomas, Charlotte, NC; A number of great and great great nieces and nephews. She was born in Trigg Co., KY on August 11, 1920 to the late Taylor and Myrtle Chewning Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Meador; four Brothers: Lonnie, Herschel, Guy, and Fred Thomas; Sister: Eunice Sumner. She died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Shady Lawn Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes. She was a Sales Lady at Arnolds in Hopkinsville and Streets Department Store in Cadiz. She was a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church and a Charter Member of the James Thomas Chapter of the DAR.


GENE PRITCHARD

NOV 18, 1934-APR 10, 2016

MURRAY, KY—Mr. Gene Pritchard, age 81, of Murray formerly of Cuba, KY passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Union City, TN. He attended Glendale Road Church of Christ and Cuba Church of Christ; was a retired farmer and telephone lineman for West KY Telephone; and was a non-combat M.P. veteran of the Army. Mr. Pritchard is survived by three sons, Billy (Marilyn) Pritchard of Almo, KY, Jackie (LeAnna) Pritchard of Fulton, KY and Joe Ben (Dara) Pritchard of Sedalia, KY; one daughter, Darlene Connell of South Fulton, TN; ten grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lura Rowland Pritchard; one son, David Pritchard; and his parents, Gaylon and Cora Bruce Pritchard. Funeral services for Mr. Gene Pritchard will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, KY. Bro. Al Colley, Jr. and Bro. Larry Salmon will officiate. Interment will follow in Cuba Community Cemetery. Military Graveside Rites will be performed by American Legion Post #26. Pallbearers will be Cody Pritchard, Jake Dublin, Cole Duncan, Stan Sasseen, Tim Pritchard, Scotty Burton and Ronnie Tibbs. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the funeral home.


FRED THOMAS

MAY 19, 1927-APR 10, 2016

MILTON, FL—Fred Thomas, 88, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Baptist Hospital following a brief illness. He was born and raised in Cadiz, Ky. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944. Fred served his Country honorably for 21 years through three wars-World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam. He traveled to many different countries and served on several war ships including USS Card, USS Briscoe, USS Capps, USS Orion, USS President Jackson, USS Boxer, USS Saratoga, and USS Belle Grove. He was a plank owner of the USS Saratoga when it was commissioned in 1956. Following his retirement in 1965, Fred was able to attend its decommissioning ceremony in 1994. Upon retiring from the Navy, he settled in Milton, Florida where he worked as the sales manager of the local Ford Dealership. He worked for many years in that field and with different dealers. He was known to be a charismatic and charming man in his business and personal life. His co-worker and friend introduced him to Lillie Mae Edwards who he courted and married and helped raise her son, David. They had one daughter, Sharon. Fred was a loving husband and father. He was an avid sports enthusiast and loved deep sea fishing. He also loved entertaining family and friends in his younger days by hosting fish fries. Fred lost his wife to cancer after 25 years and later married Eva Somerset Malone in 1993. He was a devoted husband to her and had a very close relationship with her children and grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor and Myrtle Thomas; brothers, Lonnie Douglas, Guy Thomas and Hershel Thomas and sister, Eunice Sumner; wife, Lillie Thomas; daughter, Martha Thomas; and great grandson, Kyle Leonard. He is survived by his wife, Eva Thomas; daughter, Sharon (Brian) Atkins; beloved step-children, David (Sandy) Thomas, Cindy (Mark) Anderson, Dennis (Shelley) Malone, Faye (Steve) Edwards, and Kaye Chapman; and granddaughter, Katie Atkins; grandsons, Ryan Dillard, Garrett Atkins; brothers, Olen Rae Thomas; sisters, Thelma King, Lottie Mache; and eleven step grandchildren, and seven great step grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Donavan Leonard, Ben May, Mark Anderson, Steve Edwards, Dennis Malone, and Ian Malone. Honorary pallbearers will be Zachery Short, David Thomas, Wayne Williams, and Samuel Somerset. Funeral services will be held at National Cremation and Funeral Society in Milton, Florida on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be prior to the service at 10:00 am. National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.



RONALD EUGENE HENRY

JUN 22, 1955-APR 3, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Ronnie "Big R" Henry, age 60, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, KY.  Mr. Henry was Co-Owner of The Cadiz Family Resaurant with his wife Susie.  He had been a logger and a bulldozer operator for many years, starting when he was only 16 years of age.   Mr. Henry was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Trigg County, Ky. He is survived by: wife of 38 years- Susie Dunn Henry, Cadiz, KY,  one son - David  Henry, Cadiz, KY, a grandson - Gage Mathis, Cadiz, Ky, mother - Charlene Henry Martin, Cadiz, KY, two aunts- Maxine Gray and  Frances Henry, special friends - Ronnie "Bull" Hampton and Craig Fowler. He was preceded in death by: grandparents - Troy "Daddy" Henry and Donna Henry, two uncles - Carl Gray and  Ralph Henry.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on  Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  Funeral  Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at  1:00 PM Wednesday, April 6, 2016 with the Reverend Norman Cotton and Reverend Richard Sexton  officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt.  Pleasant Baptist Church  Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: American Heart Association, Kentucky Region, 220 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, Ky 42220.


JEFFERY ALAN THOMAS

NOV 4, 1961-MAR 31, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Jeffery Alan Thomas, age 54, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz, KY.  Jeffery was a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church in Trigg Co., KY. He is survived by: three sisters - Glenda Carr Calhoun, Cadiz, KY,  Wilda Carr Underwood and husband, Marvin, Cadiz, KY and Brenda Haynes and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by: mother - Marie Sumner Carr Thomas, father - Robert Ellis Thomas, two brothers- Johnny Carr and Dwight "Poodle" Carr, two sisters - Jeanette Bush and Mary Sue Kaler and one brother-in-law - Earl Calhoun.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Friday, April 1, 2016.  Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 2, 2016 with the Reverend Bobby McIntosh and Reverend Russ Thomas officiating.  Burial will follow at Ezell Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY.

JOYCE NELL PRITCHARD JACKSON

FEB 28, 1929-MAR 30, 2016

MAYFIELD, KY—Mrs. Joyce Jackson, age 87, of Mayfield passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Mills Health & Rehab in Mayfield, KY. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. Mrs. Jackson is survived by two daughters, Nancy Jackson Lacewell of Mayfield, KY and Vicky Jackson Stephens of Bardwell, KY; one half-sister, Sherry Pritchard Price of Hardin, KY; two grandchildren, Jennifer Stephens (Monty) Miller of Murfreesboro, TN and Heather Stephens (Charles) Ray of Parkersburg, WV; three great grandchildren, Jasey Fleming of Lovelaceville, KY, Nyssa (Dakota) Shemwell of Cunningham, KY and Ashley Davis of Parkersburg, WV; and two great-great grandchildren, Kentlee and Sylar Shemwell of Cunningham, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odean Jackson; one grandson, Joseph Lacewell; one brother, Walter Edd Pritchard; two half-brothers, John Edd and Keith Pritchard; two sisters, Mary Virginia (Mutt) Secrease and Sue Garrett; and her parents, Walter and Zettie McClain Pritchard. Graveside services for Mrs. Joyce Jackson will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Highland Park Cemetery. Bro. Barry Pritchard will officiate. Pallbearers will be Corey Fleming, David Pritchard, Charles Ray, Jerry Wayne Griffith, Mike Jackson and Larry Dowdy. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Griffith and Gene Pritchard. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, KY.



LARRY MARTHALER

FEB 1, 1935-MAR 29, 2016

LONGBOAT KEY, FL—Larry Marthaler, the man who founded Sarasota County's tourism agency, died Tuesday night in Nashville, Tennessee.  Marthaler, 81, was executive director of the Greater Sarasota Tourism Association and was the guiding force behind a countywide referendum that created the tourism development tax. The former Longboat Key resident had been in poor health and had relocated within the past year to Tennessee to be closer to his wife, Mary's, family, said David Brenner, former neighbor and close friend. Marthaler founded the St. Armands Circle Circus Ring of Fame in 1986 as a way to highlight Sarasota's unique ties to the circus industry. A plaque honoring Marthaler's contribution was added to the display in 2014. Marthaler was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Chicago and was the son of the former Marguerite Leona Quintez and Alfred Jacob Marthaler. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1957.  He joined Pan American Airways the next year.  During the next 16 years, he was stationed in New York, Denver, Miami, Chicago, South Vietnam and Atlanta. In 1975, he married Mary Jean Bridges of Cadiz, Kentucky, and the couple moved to Longboat Key. Marthaler worked for Florida Airlines from 1975 to 1982.  He is survived by his wife and a brother, Kent, and his family in Evanston, Illinois. The National Cremation & Burial Society is in charge of arrangements.


JUDY DIANE MARLOW

NOV 23, 1952-MAR 27, 2016

GILBERT, AZ—Judy Diane Marlow. On March 27, 2016, a peaceful morning in Gilbert, AZ., heaven called Judy home unexpectedly to be with her Lord and Savior. With all of her family at her side, she gracefully left this life for the eternal peace that was calling. The world was blessed with her birth on November 24, 1952 in Cadiz, KY. to her proud parents, Charles and Sylvia Marlow. A true southern girl, the family later moved to Detroit, MI. for a few years and then eventually settled in Tempe, AZ. in 1960, where she called home for the rest of her life. She was a graduate of McClintock High School in 1970 and later attended Mesa Community College. One of the kindest, most gentle and caring spirits to be found, she mastered her skills in calligraphy, could tell the best jokes to brighten anyone's day, loved country music, and could whip up the BEST holiday dinners a family could ask for. An avid sports fan, she loved her Phoenix Diamondbacks and Mercury games, but it was her love of cooking and baking she most enjoyed, making sure that no one ever left her empty handed. She would always go out of her way to make sure the staff at her many doctor's visits always had a special treat. From her holiday fudge to scrumptious cornbread, she would take such delight in treating family and friends. Her kindness, tender heart, and angelic presence will truly be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Judy was preceded in death by her father Charles, her step father, John Copp and her youngest sister, Debra Copp. She is survived by her hopelessly devoted partner of 20 years, Peggy Phillips, her mother and step father, Sylvia and James Myrtle, and siblings/spouses James and Linda Marlow, Jerry and Marta Marlow and Marianne Copp and Paula Krueger. A special place in her heart was held for her dear nieces and their spouses, Adrienne and Adam Stephenson, Alyssa Marlow and Paul Miranda, as well as her great nephew Paul III. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. If so compelled and in Judy's spirit of giving, in lieu of flowers she would have asked that a donation to the charity of your choice be made in her name.


IRENE FOURSHEE COLEMAN

SEP 16, 1925-MAR 15, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Irene Fourshee Coleman, age 90, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville, KY.  Mrs. Coleman began working at the former Home Service Company in Cadiz, KY.  She later purchased the business, changing the name to Trigg Supply Company, on East Main Street in Cadiz, KY.  She was was also a charter member of East Cadiz Baptist Church in 1974. She served in many positions in the church over the years, including Sunday School teacher and various leadership positions. She was also a dedicated member of the choir.  She is survived by: five nephews -  Anthony Fourshee and wife, Jill Clark, Cadiz, KY;  John Fourshee and wife, Vicky, Cadiz, KY; Paul Fourshee, Cadiz, KY; Conrad Martin and wife, Norma, Cadiz, KY;  Larry Martin and wife, Lora, SD; and one sister-in-law - Billie Martin, Cadiz, KY.  She was preceded in death by: father - Riley Fourshee, mother - Edna Carr Fourshee Billington, husband - Harry Coleman and one brother - Thomas C. Fourshee.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2016.  Funeral  Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at  2:00 PM Sunday, March 20, 2016 with the Reverend Lester Watson officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: East Cadiz Baptist Church, c/o Pam Alexander, 172 Allen Circle, Cadiz, KY 42211 or to Cadiz Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY  42211.


DONALD EUEL SHOLAR

MAY 13, 1928-MAR 13, 2016

HANSON, KY—Donald Euel Sholar, 87, of Hanson, formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 11:38 a.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Western Kentucky Veterans Center of natural causes.  Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with Rev. Steven Sholar, Rev. Ron Sholar, and Rev. Bobby Spurling officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the funeral hour. Hughart, Beard… & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.  A native of Trigg County, he was born May 13, 1928, the son of the late Robert Euel and Emma Cox Sholar. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He retired from South Central Bell, where he worked as a Test Toll Technician. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and Communication Workers of America. Survivors include his wife, Joan Marie Sparks Sholar; his sons: Donald Euel Sholar, Jr. of Hopkinsville, and David Drew Sholar of Waukesha, WI; his daughters: Lisa Sholar Boyer (Terry) of Crestwood, KY, and Launa Lynn Hanson of Goshen, KY; his brother: Ronald Sholar of Hopkinsville; his sisters: Gwen Blanchard of Hopkinsville, Evelyn Blanton of Akron, OH, and Jean Christman of Winston-Salem, NC; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyrile Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.


SHIRLEY ANN BYRD FOWLER

NOV 20, 1940-MAR 12, 2016

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Shirley Ann Fowler, Westwood Senior Homes, Hopkinsville, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2015 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Vince Farrell with burial to follow in Jones Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ashley Hale, Matthew Lamb, Andrew Lamb, Joseph Hale, Paul Hale and Kevin Lamb. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00… p.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 at the funeral home. A native of Hopkinsville born November 20, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Goldie and Georgie Byrd and had been a homemaker. She had also worked with the CERTS program and had been a long-time volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorris Rhea Fowler in 1973 and had been a member of Christ Community Church. Survivors include one son, Donald Ray Fowler of Cadiz, KY, three daughters; Mrs. Connie Ann (Mark) Beatty, Mrs. Judy Fay (Paul) Hale and Mrs. Alice Marie (Kevin) Lamb, all of Hopkinsville, one brother Charles Edward (Judy) Byrd, also of Hopkinsville, six grandchildren; Ashley Hale, Kayla Fowler, Matthew Lamb, Andrew Lamb, Joseph Hale and Brian Fowler and one great-granddaughter Isabella Fowler. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Wayne Fowler in July 2014 and a grandson, Kindle Rhea Hale in October 2013. Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Community Church, 425 Millbrooke Dr., Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or to the American Heart Association.


WILLIE GORDON ARMSTRONG

MAR 21, 1942-FEB 29, 2016

CERULEAN, KY—Willie Gordon Armstrong, age 73, of Cerulean, KY, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016, at his home in Cerulean, KY.  Mr. Armstrong retried after 30 years as a heavy equipment operator for Kelly and Wilmore Company.  He served in the US Navy, was a member of Bainbridge Grove Baptist Church in Cerulean, KY and was a member of Cerulean Masonic Lodge No. 875 where he had served as Past Master and also Secretary. He is survived by: wife of 50 years - Carolyn Sue Thomas Armstrong, Cerulean, KY, one son - George Kevin Armstrong, Cerulean, KY, one daughter - Melissa Davis and husband, Homer, Jupiter, FL, six grandchildren- Calvin Warren, Bobby Davis and wife, Jenna, Katie Keeling and husband, Jason, Jackson Davis, Taylor Davis and Miranda Davis and six great grandchildren- Landon Davis, Kohen Keeling, Addilynn Keeling, Brooklyn Keeling, Kallan Davis and Graham Davis.  He was preceded in death by:  parents - Willie J. and Daisy Catherin Brummett Armstrong, one daughter-in-law- Jennie Hart Armstrong, one grandson- Will Thomas Hart Armstrong, and  one sister - Gladys Cahill.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 3, 2016 with Masonic Rites to be held at 6:00 PM.  The Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Friday, March 4, 2016 with the Reverend Ryan Scott officiating.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Cerulean Cemetery in Cerulean, KY.

MARTHA NELL ALEXANDER DIXON

SEP 7, 1933-FEB 13, 2016

PRINCETON, KY—Martha Nell Alexander Dixon, age 82, of Princeton, KY, and formerly of Trigg County, KY, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz, KY.  Mrs. Martha Nell Alexander Dixon was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband of 51 years - Lacy "Boots"  Dixon, Princeton, KY, two daughters- Judy Lacheta and husband, Tim, Madisonville, KY, and Lana Steck and husband, Larry, Rochester, IL, three sons- Jeff Dixon and wife, Jeanne, Saint Louis, MO,  Michael Dixon and wife, DeAnna, Herndon, KY, and Lt. Col. Mitchell Dixon, USAF, Cibolo, TX, Sister - Eleanor Wood, Cadiz, KY and eight grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents - Hulett Alexander and Harriet Bridges Alexander, two brothers- Clifton Alexander and  Layton Alexander.   Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM Tuesday, February 16, 2016.  Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 17, 2016 with the Reverend Harold Greenfield and Reverend Kirk Greenfield officiating.  Burial will follow at Dixon Cemetery in the Land Between the Lakes, KY.


ALVEN ROY CUNNINGHAM

APR 5, 1934-FEB 12, 2016

CADIZ, KY—Alven "Roy" Cunningham, age 81, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016, in Hopkinsville, KY.  Mr. Cunningham retired from the US Postal Service.  He served in the US Army, was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by: wife of 63 years - Trixie Cunningham, Cadiz, KY, three sons- Dan Cunningham and wife, Cathy, Dennis Cunningham and wife, Traci, Hopkinsville, KY, Allen Cunningham, Cadiz, KY, one daughter - Carol Joyce, Cadiz, KY, eight grandchildren- Steven Cunningham, Dino Cunningham, Eddie Claxton, Samantha Joyce Davis, Kody Cunningham, Taylor Joyce Adams and Travis Cunningham and six great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by: parents - Carmen Cunningham and Ora Noel Cunningham and one brother - Doris Cunningham.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 14, 2016 with the Reverend Mike Rust officiating.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: Maple Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o- Curt Holmes, PO Box 2187, Cadiz, KY 42211.


DONNA KAY HINSON

DEC 11, 1950-JAN 29, 2016

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Donna Kay Hinson, age 65, of Hopkinsville, KY, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016, at Select Hospital in Evansville, IN.  Ms. Hinson worked as a child care provider, both privately and previously at First United Methodist Church Day Care in Hopkinsville, KY.  She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, KY. She is survived by: one brother - Bobby Hinson and wife, Mary, Hopkinsville, KY, one sister - Ann Watkins and husband, Billy, Pembroke, KY, five nieces and nephews- Lisa Lancaster, Todd Watkins, Neil Watkins, Shara Felix and Shelley Poindexter and several great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by: parents - Bob and Louise Choate Hinson.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  A Graveside Funeral  Service will be at East End Cemetery on Main St. in Cadiz, KY at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 3, 2016 with the Reverend Earl Grace officiating.


BETTY SUE SPURLOCK DUNBAR

JAN 20, 1938-JAN 15, 2016

FREDONIA, KY—Betty Sue Dunbar, 77 of Fredonia, KY died Friday, January 15, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was a homemaker, a farmer with Dunbar Farms and a 1957 graduate from the Caldwell County High School. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, David Dunbar, one son, Charles Ray Dunbar and wife, Robin, Fredonia, KY, one daughter, Laura Ann Brandon and husband, Lester, Princeton, KY, five grandchildren: Joni Dowell, Bethany Edwards and husband Matthew, Amy Mullins and husband, Cory, Jonathan Dunbar and Kristen Dunbar, five great grandchildren: Mackenzie Brandon, Jacob Tabor, Elijah Tabor, Annaleigh Edwards and Easton Edwards and one sister, Sylvia Spurlock Thurman and husband, Jim, Marion, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents: Reginald Ray and Mary Florence Cotton Spurlock. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Sunday at Morgan's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 PM at Morgan's with Rev. Jeff Boone officiating, assisted by Rev. Dean Ray. Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Gideon's International, c/o David Mitchell, 9275 Cadiz Road, Princeton, KY 42445 or Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or Caldwell County Home Health 1310 Hwy. 62W, Princeton, KY 42445.


GERALD DEAN THOMAS

AUG 30, 1932-JAN 14, 2016

SHABBONA, 86—Gerald D. Thomas, age 83, of Shabbona, IL, a native of Trigg Co., KY, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center in Shabbona, IL.  Mr. Thomas retired from Simpson Sand & Gravel Co. in St. Louis, Mo, where he worked as a welder.  He was a US Air Force Korean War veteran, a VFW and American Legion lifetime member, a Master Mason of the Fenton Masonic Lodge No. 281 in Fenton, MO and a member Donaldson Creek Baptist Church in Trigg Co., KY. He is survived by: one son - Gerry D. Thomas and wife, Mari Gina, Vernon Hills, IL, one daughter - Murecka Wallace and boyfriend, Michael Wingate, Hendersonville, TN, five grandchildren- Ethan Thomas, Noah Thomas, Codie Wallace, Autumn Wallace and Seth Wallace, two great grandchildren- Tristin Wallace and Kensleigh Wallace, two sisters including twin sister- Christine Farmer, Hopkinsville, KY, Arthelia Johnson, Minneapolis, MN.  He was preceded in death by: parents - Ewing Odell and Virgie Leona Francis Thomas.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, January 18, 2016 at the home of Gerry and Mari Gina Thomas, 2527 Cox Mill Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 and again at the home Tuesday morning, January 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM.  A Graveside Funeral Service with full military honors will be at the Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY at 12:00 PM Tuesday, January 19, 2016 with burial to follow.

 
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