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JAN 13, 1964-AUG 8, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for 53 year old Stacey Todd Lawrence of Cadiz will be Friday, August 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at King’s Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Sivells and Rev. Richard Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 3:00 Friday at King’s Funeral Home.  Survivors include his Father and Mother: Layton and Patsy Lawrence, Cadiz, KY; Brother and Sister-In-Law: Tim and Lori Lawrence, Deltona, FL; Sisters and Brother-In-Law: Tracy and Richard Gordon, Hopkinsville, KY; Trudy and Tommy Elkins, Murray, KY; Nieces and Nephews: Heather Miller, Shania Robidoux, Israel Gordon, Jericho Jameson, Brandon Lawrence, Shane Smith, Natalie Thorn, Elli Evans, Chris Lawrence, Brandy Green, Alexander Hutchinson and Elijah Holloway and a number of great nieces and nephews. He was born in Trigg Co., KY on January 13, 1964 to Layton and Patsy Lawrence, of Cadiz. He died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a long illness. He was a Carpenter and a member of the Canton Baptist Church. Music provided by Shania Robidoux, Vocalist and Brendan Jones, Pianist. Pallbearers were Jeff Lawrence, Chris Lawrence, Brendan Jones, Shane Smith, Hunter McNichols. Tommy Elkins and Craig Stallons.


AUG 20, 1938-JUL 23, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for 78 year old Kelly Wallace Sholar of Cadiz will be Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at King’s Funeral Home with Pastor Rick McGowan officiating. Burial will follow in Trigg Memory Acres. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at King’s Funeral Home.  Serving as pallbearers will be Derek Erny, Brian Sholar, Christopher Sholar, Brandi Sholar, Ashley Sholar, Brett Przybylinski and Robert Nicholas.  Music will be provided by Rita Foster, pianist and Angela Steele, vocalist.  King's Funeral HOme is in charge of the arrangements.  Kelly Sholar passed away folling a short illness Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his home.  He was born in Trigg Co., KY on August 20, 1938 to the late Jesse Smoot Sholar and Anna Rosella Choate Sholar. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by his wife, Dena Sholar; three brothers, Robert Sholar, Hayden Sholar & Millard Sholar in infancy; three sisters, Frances Herndon, Icie Drew Lawrence & Brooxie Nell Francis. He was a steelworker and a member of Northwest Baptist Church in Hopkinsville.  He is survived by his sons, Ronald C. Sholar (Donna), Portage, Ind, and David K. Sholar, Cadiz; one daughter, Teresa Ann Erny (Kerry), DeMotte, Ind.; five grandchildren, Derek Erny, Brandi Sholar, Brian Sholar, Christopher Sholar and Ashley Sholar; four great grandchildren, Avery Erny, Madison Cowan, Jesse Roush and Anna Sholar.  Memorial Donations may be made to Northwest Baptist Church, 2755 Princeton Road, Hopkinsville Ky 42240.


SEP 4, 1923-JUL 18, 2017

EVANSVILLE, IN—John Anthony Henneberger, of Evansville, Indiana, died on July 18 at his home in Oak Meadow at age 93. He was born in Mount Carmel, Illinois, the youngest of Lawrence Francis Henneberger and Elmima van Dyke Utter Henneberger’s four children. As a child, he often sat on the curb in front of their home on East 4th, just off Main Street, and “spoke to everyone who passed by.” And the speaking-to-every-living-soul part became a life-long habit. John was educated at St. Mary's Elementary School, Mt. Carmel High School, Culver Military Academy, the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University, where he transferred after the attack on Pearl Harbor, because he hoped to join the Army Air Corps, and ND at that time had Navy but not Army ROTC. John had followed his two older brothers, Francis and Bob, to Notre Dame, where he was a government and history major, played on the varsity tennis team and was the only freshman soloist for the Notre Dame Glee Club. He also sang lead second tenor in the ND quartet and performed on the Bill Stern Sports Show at the premier of the movie ‘Knute Rockne All American,’ where he met Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Pat O’Brien, and his future favorite president, Ronald Reagan. At Indiana University, he joined Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and served as the group’s song leader - a role that meant he led the serenade of any woman getting pinned to a fraternity brother. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in November of 1942, flew the P-51 Mustang - a long-range, single-seat fighter bomber -- and never forgot the men with whom he served, many of whom died in Normandy. That was the first of many times he cheated death, the second being his head-on collision with an 18-wheeler swerving to avoid a tractor stopped in the middle of the road. That accident left him paralyzed for six months in his mid-twenties. After the war, he went into business with his brother Bob, an Army JAG who’d been attached to a general hospital unit in Morocco and was in charge of booking USO shows for GIs still serving in Paris in the months after the liberation. Together, they opened the popular Sports Center on Mount Carmel’s Main Street, and along with their top saleswoman -- their aunt, Reba Reese, who lived with the family -- they sold not only sports and scouting equipment, bikes, trains, toys, dolls, guns and boats, but many of the major appliances that had been in short supply during WWII. After they sold the store in the 50s, John went to work with his father at Henneberger Service, Ice & Fuel Company, the oldest coal and home fuel oil distributor in the state. Originally, the business had delivered ice for home ice boxes on horse-drawn carts, and John’s first job was cleaning out the stalls for 10 cents an hour. Much (much) later, when he was running the business and the phone would ring in the middle of a winter night, John’s family knew that it was someone who was cold, in need of fuel, unlikely to be able to pay for it -- and that he would get up and deliver it himself, to avoid having to disturb an employee. When his father L.F. retired from the Mount Carmel bank he’d co-founded and run for many years, Security Bank & Trust Co., John joined its board of directors. He served in that capacity for the next 27 years, and went on to become president, CEO and chairman of the board. John revered both of his parents, and was probably proudest of the fact that during the 1930 run on the bank that temporarily closed Security, his father had been the last person to withdraw what was left of his money. John also inherited his love for the Chicago Cubs from his dad, who was married in October of 1908 and on his honeymoon took his bride to Chicago to see that year’s World Series champions play. Before cable, John often spent summer weekend afternoons listening to Cub games in his car, or holding his transistor radio to his ear while he mowed, though how he could hear over the noise no one knew. He also took his family on several pilgrimages to St. Louis to watch the Cubs play the Cardinals and stay at the Chase Park Plaza, because the Cub players also stayed there and were beyond gracious about signing autographs and indulging pesky kids. One of the most treasured family photos among the thousands John spent time cataloguing in recent years was the snapshot of Ron Santo and Randy Hundley taken the day they gave a swimming lesson to his son John L. at the hotel pool. John Anthony, who was named for his uncle, Father Tony, was also a lifelong Notre Dame fan, of course, and in his last few days remarked that before he died he wanted to see their new football stadium -- “Let’s go for a week, and stay at the Morris Inn” -- and throw a couple of big dinner parties, one for his extended family, and another for all of those who had been so good to him while he was sick. A proud and occasionally loud conservative, he often stayed up late discussing politics with his siblings, chaired many local GOP committees and was active in and passionate about the right-to-life movement. John was also a past president of the Culver Military Academy Father's Board, where he received the outstanding service award, a member of the Culver Education Foundation, co-founder of the Mt. Carmel Little League, a charter member of the Wabash Valley Association, president of the Wabash Valley College Foundation, and for many years a trustee of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he was baptized, catechized and confirmed, and was a Eucharistic minister and member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Freida Lawrence Henneberger, a Kentucky native he met when she moved to Mount Carmel to teach high school in 1956. He proposed three weeks later, and they were married six months after that, in the parsonage of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He’s also survived by his two daughters, Melinda Henneberger (Bill Turque) of Kansas City, Joane Henneberger Pickett, (Wiley Pickett) of Los Angeles, three grandchildren, Della Lane and John Connor Turque-Henneberger and Wiley John Pickett, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his only son, John Lawrence Henneberger, who was killed at age 16 in a motorcycle accident, as well as by his parents and his siblings, Francis James Henneberger, Robert Lawrence Henneberger and Virginia Henneberger King. Lover of American and Roman history, picnics, the National Review and later Fox News, John Wayne, martinis, cream-filled long johns and rhubarb pie, he went out of his way for friends and strangers, visited his sister Ginny every day she was in the nursing home, and was always telling people what they were good at - “You’re a great American,” he’d say. His favorite moments included his honeymoon in Jamaica, meeting Pope John Paul II in Rome with Melinda, watching the judging of Rose Bowl floats with Joane and Wiley and bird hunting with John L. Even during his final illness, he kept his sense of humor, excellent memory and love of words to live by, like, “Don’t quit in the chasm,” “When you want to go fast, go slow,” and his #1 go-to, “Fight on to victory.” A vigil will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Browning Funeral Home, 738 E. Diamond Avenue in Evansville, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. His funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Daylight, Indiana, near where John and Freida moved after their retirement 17 years ago. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to his parish, St. John the Evangelist, 5301 Daylight Dr., Evansville, IN 47725.


JAN 5, 1924-JUL 17, 2017

CADIZ, KY—A celebration of life will be held for Mary Dean Feltner Futrell at noon, 12:00 PM CST, Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Rock Front Baptist Church, 3211 Linton Road (Highway 164) outside of Cadiz.  Dr. Futrell passed away July 17, 2017, in Nashville after a brief illness at age 93. She had lived at the family farm in Cadiz for the past 28 years and had been active in numerous organizations, including the James Thomas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  She received the 2014 NSDAR Mary Smith Lockwood Medal for Education Presentation and Recognition, a national founders medal in recognition for lifetime achievements in cultural, education, humanitarian, and Christian service locally and worldwide. She was also a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), and the Woman’s Missionary Union at Cadiz Baptist Church.  She was a member of Rock Front Baptist Church. She was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Trigg County.  Mary Feltner graduated from Big Rock High School in 1940 at age 16 as valedictorian. She continued to excel academically, earning a BS in Home Economics from Austin Peay State University in 1944; a Master’s in Nutrition in 1949 and a PH.D. in Biochemistry/Nutrition in 1952, both from the University of Wisconsin.  In 1947, she married Maurice C. Futrell from Trigg County, who also earned a Ph.D. and worked as a plant pathologist and agronomist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The doctors Futrell went on countless mission trips.  Vacations were spent on mission trips on Ailigande Island off the coast of Panama teaching Cuna Indians how to grow their own food and prepare it, or working alongside fulltime missionaries in Ecuador.  He worked in agriculture, and she in nutrition.  Maurice Futrell was a founding member of Agricultural Missions in Tupelo, Ms., which later became Global Outreach International. She worked alongside him as he served on the board of Global Outreach. After his sudden death in 1975, she continued her mission trips and served as a member of the Board of Directors for Global Outreach for 35 years. Her work and mission trips took her to more than 35 countries around the world. In 1976, she founded a school, the Dr. Maurice Futrell Social Service Centre, and later a children’s home named after her late grandson, the Michael Dean Futrell home in Bangalore, India.  Initially, boys lived in the home, and when she was able to support another building, girls began living there as well. An estimated 2,000 children have benefitted from the ministry over the past 41 years, which is now supported by a number of individuals and groups through Global Outreach International in Tupelo, Ms. Her career included working at the University of Wisconsin in biochemistry; as an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition in the Experiment Station at Texas A&M University; and teaching clothing and nutrition at Ahmadubello University in Samaru, Nigeria from 1964 to 1966 while her husband took a USDA assignment there. From 1967 to 1987 she served on the Home Economics faculty at Mississippi State University, engaged in both research and teaching. She initiated the graduate program in Nutrition at MSU.  She presented nationally and did research globally. She served as Mississippi State’s representative to Women in Development.  In 1974 she was named Woman of the Year at MSU, and in 1974, she was honored with the Sigma Xi Scientific Award for the university.  In 1981 she was honored with the Gamma Sigma Delta award for research in agriculture, an award her husband had also received in 1971.  In 1982 she was named to the Honor Society of the MSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. In 1983 she received the MSU Alumni Association Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding achievements and continuing contributions in research. She was awarded the status of emeritus professor at MSU upon her retirement in 1987.  She continued her public speaking in churches and civic clubs until age 90. In Starkville, Ms., she served as an executive board member of the Community Day Care Centers, co-led an international Sunday School class with her husband at First Baptist Starkville. Dr. Mary Futrell leaves two sons and their wives, Edison L. Futrell, and Patricia S.(Patti) Futrell of Marietta, Ga., John Maurice Futrell and I. Elizabeth (Lisa) Futrell of New Orleans, La., four grandchildren: Jonathan Simmons Futrell (wife Molly) of Atlanta, Ga.; Lauren Futrell Dunaway (husband Joe) of New Orleans, La.; Richard Landy Jones Futrell of Cambridge, Mass.; and Cathryn Grace Futrell of New Orleans, La.; and two great-granddaughters, Mary Frances Dunaway and Charlotte Elizabeth (Ellie) Dunaway, of New Orleans.   She is preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Dean Futrell. She was the daughter of Louise Carr Feltner and George Edison Feltner, both deceased.  Her sisters, were Sarah Feltner Bryant and Nita Louise Feltner Dodson, also deceased. In addition to her husband Maurice Futrell, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Lula Dean Futrell. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Global Outreach International, designated for Look Unto Jesus Ministries in Bangalore India:  Global Outreach, P.O. Box One, Tupelo, MS. 38802.


DEC 31, 1926-JUL 16, 2017

MURRAY, KY—Mrs. Geraldine Darnall Thomas Cunningham, age 90, of Murray, Kentucky died at 7:15am Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House. Mrs. Cunningham was born December 31, 1926 in Kirksey, Kentucky to the late Eugene Gardner Darnall and Onie May Grubbs Darnall Cleaver. She retired from Fisher Price, was an expert seamstress, and an excellent cook. She always had a batch of her special recipe chocolate brownies ready to enjoy with her family and friends. She was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ. Preceding her in death were her husband of forty-eight years, Edward Peyton Thomas; her husband of 20 years, Erie Dale Cunningham; her parents; five brothers; three sisters; a stepson, Gerald R. Dallas; one grandson, Sean Michael Thomas; and one great grandson, Hubert Lanny Thomas. She is survived by one daughter, Sherri Thomas Austin, Chesapeake, VA; three sons, Edward Thomas and wife, Anita, Greensboro, NC, Kenneth Thomas and wife, Dianne, Summerville, SC, and Michael Thomas and wife, Phyllis, Rolling Hills Estates, CA; one stepdaughter Linda Cunningham Erhart and husband, Bill, DeBary, FL; two sisters, Reba Crouse, Murray, KY, and Josephine Cleaver, Clarksville, TN; 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 and friends may visit the family from 10:00am to 12 Noon Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071.


JAN 22, 1965-JUL 11, 2017

ELKTON, KY—Mr. Robert “Bob” Sholar age 52 of the Bells Chapel Community passed away at 7:00 p.m. as a result of a farm accident. Services will be Friday July 14, 2017 11:00 a.m. at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton, KY with Rev. Larry King and Rev. Will Campbell, Mr. Terry Martin and Mr. Billy Bingham officiating. Burial will follow in the Bells Chapel Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday July 13, 2017 at Latham Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. Friday until time for the service. Bob was born January 22, 1965 in Hopkinsville, KY. He was a farmer, served on the Board of Directors of United Southern Bank, and attended Bells Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a 1983 graduate of Todd County Central High School and Nashville Auto Diesel College. Bob is survived by his Step-Father Louis Buckley and his Mother Dorothy “Sissy” Buckley of the Bells Chapel Community, his wife Connie Mercer Sholar of the Bells Chapel Community, his son Augustus Hayes “Gus” Sholar of the Bells Chapel Community, his daughter Mary Kathryn Sholar of the Bells Chapel Community, his Step-Sons Brad Gardner of South Carollton, KY and Seth Allen of Lewisburg, KY, his Brother Patrick Allen Sholar of the Bells Chapel Community, his sister Ann Hampton (Will Allen) Osborn of the Bells Chapel Community, three Step-Grandchildren Jude Gardner, Layla Gardner and Ava Allen. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be given to Bells Chapel Church Building Fund, C/O Ann Osborn, 4400 Tress Shop Road, Trenton, KY 42286.


JUL 4, 1964-JUL 8, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Lisa Williams, age 53, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky.  Mrs. Williams was employed as a vendor stocker at the Ft. Campbell, Kentucky Commissary.  Previously, she had worked as an LPN at Western Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky, and at Lake Clough Retirement Center in Kuttawa, Kentucky.   She also worked as a massage therapist for ten years at the Lake Barkley State Park Fitness Center in Trigg County.  Lisa enjoyed horseback riding with her family and spending time with her dogs, Pebbles and Hudson.  She was a giving person who loved helping others.  Lisa was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Mayfield, Kentucky. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Scott Williams, Cadiz, Kentucky; two daughters, Kalesha Williams, Joelton, Tennessee, and Chasity Beth Groves (Trea), Cadiz; two grandchildren, Clay Groves and Krizianna Groves; her mother, Kathy Greem (William), Mayfield, Kentucky; her father, Dallas Cook (Faye), Trumann, Arkansas; her sister, Brenda Sue Clapp (Mason), Wingo, Kentucky; and her mother-in-law, Carolyn Williams, Cadiz.   She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Don Williams; and her maternal grandparents, L.B. and Catherine Nelson. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.  Funeral  services will be at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., at  1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 with Rev. Ronnie Stinson, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Drury-Bridges Cemetery in Trigg County.  Memorial contributions can be made to Drury-Bridges Cemetery Fund, 88 Beechy Fork Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.


APR 16, 1943-JUN 28, 2017

MURRAY, KY—Mr. Clarence "Woody" Herndon, Jr. age 74, of Murray, Kentucky died, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Mr. Herndon was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 16, 1943 to the late Clarence W. Herndon, Sr. and Katie Louise  Dawson  Herndon. Mr. Herndon was an Army Vietnam Veteran who attained the rank of Major after 11 years of active duty. After his career with the Army Mr. Herndon was employed by Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a pilot for the Hoke Company, a pilot for the Hutson Company, and served as a pilot for Petroleum Helicopter Incorporated. He later retired from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System after 15 years of service. He was a member of the University Church of Christ, a member of the American Legion and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.In addition to his parents Mr. Herndon was preceded in death by a son, Roger Herndon, who died in 1991.Survivors include his wife, Donna Ruth Herndon of Murray, to whom he was married on January 31, 1963 in Murray, Kentucky; one daughter, Melissa Graves of Drake, North Dakota; two sisters, Nancy Whittaker and husband Dennis of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Elizabeth Herndon and husband Loyren Americanhorse of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, Bob Herndon and wife Jen of Newburgh, Indiana; three grandchildren; Aimee Graves, Nathan Graves and Roger Graves all of Murray; a brother-in-law, Dr. Ed Grogan and wife Carolyn of Paducah, Kentucky; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the University Church of Christ in Murray, Kentucky with Charley Bazzell and John Dale officiating. Burial will follow at the Murray Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by the American Legion, Post #73. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until funeral hour at the University Church of Christ. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to the Angels Community Clinic, 1005 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or to a local charity of choice.


OCT 4, 1955-JUN 22, 2017

VINCENNES, IN—Rudianne Thomas, 61, of Vincennes, IN passed away June 22, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, IN from methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome. Rudianne was a physician, working in emergency care medicine in western Kentucky. She was a member of the Hopkinsville First Christian Church. A successful competitive swimmer, Rudianne also played trombone through college, and continued playing in church music ensembles. University of Louisville sports were a passion of hers, and she also enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and raising West Highland Terriers. Born October 4, 1955 in Hopkinsville, KY, she was the daughter of James “Rudy” and Bobbie Sue (Henderson) Thomas. Surviving are her children, Allie Fannin and her husband, Chase, of Vincennes, and Rudy Stiltner and his wife, Rebecca, of Mayfield, KY; sisters, Deborah Johannes and Melodie Thomas, both of Tennessee, and Valerie Majors of Hopkinsville, KY; her grandchildren, Arya Fannin, Lyriel Fannin, Ryan Stiltner, Duncan Thomas, Abigail Stiltner; and her two westies, Kujo and Fitbit. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family through goodwinfamilyfh.com.


JUL 24, 1926-JUN 16, 2017

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL—Joe B. Fowler, Jr., 90, of Panama City Beach, FL died on Friday, June 16, 2017. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, TN. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements. A native of Trigg County, KY he was born July 24, 1926 the son of the late Joe B. Fowler, Sr. and Alice Thomas Fowler. He worked for the Louisville Board of Trade as a grain inspector for two years. He then went on to work for Gold Proof Elevator a division of the Indiana Farm Bureau Coop Association for 27 ½ years serving in numerous positions including Grain Inspector, Blender, Administrative Assistant, Superintendent, and Merchandiser. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran who served from 1944-1946. He enjoyed baseball, softball, golf, fishing, and swimming. He was a Deacon at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, KY for ten years and then went on to worship at Gulf Beach Baptist Church in Panama City Beach, FL. He was active in the Masonic Order serving as Master of the Lodge in 1958, a member of the Scottish Rite, and Shrine. He was preceded in death by his wife: Sarah Frances Fowler; and sister: Barbara Sholar. Survivors include his two sisters: Martha Wade and Jean Allen of Hopkinsville, KY; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shaddai Shrine Temple Transportation Fund.


MAR 2, 1925-JUN 15, 2017

NAPLES, FL—Harry 'Ford' Thomas, age 92, of 12579 Colliers Reserve Drive, Naples, Florida, passed away on June 15, 2017, at Denver Hospice. He was the loving husband of the late Betty Thomas for over 50 years. Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Ford was the son of the late Albert Carnell and Lillie May Thomas. Ford and Betty moved to Troy, Ohio, in 1957 and then on to Naples in 1987. Ford was a World War II Navy veteran, an electrical engineer, and built hotels and commercial office space. Ford was a resident and member of the Colliers Reserve Country Club. He has been described as dignified, charming and loyal. He was a Renaissance type personality. He was adept and accomplished on so many topics and skills, yet it was his personal warmth and kindness which his friends valued. He is survived by his children, Karen Nelson of Versailles, Kentucky; Stuart Thomas of Denver, Colorado; his adopted son, Trevor Purvis of Oakville in Ontario, Canada; and three grandchildren, David Nelson, Kevin Thomas and Kelsey Thomas. Ford was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and son, Tommy.  A memorial service will be held in Naples later this summer. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Denver Hospice or your local Hospice organization.


SEP 3, 1923-JUN 14, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Hattie Fort Hammortree, age 93, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Princeton, KY.  Mrs. Hammortree was a member East Cadiz Baptist Church, the Thomas - Bridges Association, Trigg County Hospital Auxiliary & Ophelia Chapter No. 55 Order of the Eastern Star where she had served as chaplain. She is survived by: One Son - Carl Blane Fort, Jacksonville, FL; One Sister - Sylvia Calhoun Myrtlye (James), Gilbert, AZ & Several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins. She was preceded in death by: Father - William D. Bridges; Mother - Ruth Cunningham Bridges; 1st Husband - Wilton B. Fort & 2nd Husband - Clarence Hammortree. 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 2:00 PM Sunday, June 18, 2017.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. at  2:00 PM Sunday, June 18, 2017 with the Reverend Bill Fort officiating.  Burial will follow at Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz, KY.


SEP 20, 1956-JUN 14, 2017

CADIZ, KY—James Steven Coombs Francis, age 60, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at his home in Cadiz.  Mr. Francis was employed as a Social Security Disability Representative for over 29 years.  He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation Trigg County Longspurs Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, and Wounded Warriors Outdoors.  Steve was also a member of the 1971-1972 Trigg County State Football Championship team. He was an active member of Crossroads Fellowship Church, where he served as a deacon. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Becky Turner Francis, Cadiz; three daughters, Megan Francis, Atlanta, Georgia, Kelly Hendricks ("Pee Wee"), Oak Grove, Kentucky, and Michelle Wease, Cadiz; six grandchildren, Brittney Hendricks, Austin Hendricks, Emilee Hendricks, David Wease, Justen Wease, and Jacob Wease; four great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Nancy Turner, Canton, Kentucky; step mother, Loralene Francis, Cadiz; father, James "Don" Coombs (Betty), Syracuse, New York; two brothers, C.A. Francis, II, Cadiz, and Wesley Francis (Arlene), La Porte, Indiana; two half brothers, Scot Coombs (Melanie), Newark Valley, New York, and Jody Coombs (Tracy), Groton, New York; and two half sisters, Teresa Miller, Albany, New York, and Cindy Geesey (Dave), Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernadine Francis, and father, Robert "Bobby" Francis.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Monday, June 19, 2017.  Funeral services will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. Memorial contributions can be made to: Crossroads Fellowship Ramp Ministry, P.O. Box 560, Cadiz, KY 42211, or to Trigg County Longspurs Jakes Day, 122 Nunn Blvd., Cadiz, KY 42211. 


MAR 14, 1918-JUN 7, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH—Elna Lucille (Kelly) Winslow aged 99 passed away, peacefully, in the early morning of June 7, 2017. She was born in Hamlin, Kentucky to John Presley and Permelia V. (Thomas) Kelly, on March 14, 1918. She attended Murray State Teachers College. From there met her husband, Jeane Edwin Winslow and had a beautiful family. She spent her life as a military wife, supporting and teaching in various churches and was a prominent Sunday school teacher at Whitehall Baptist and Bloom Baptist Churches. Preceded in death by parents; sisters -Johnnie E. Jones and Estelle Lawrence McDougal; her husband of 49 years Jeane Edwin; granddaughter Kathryn E. (Marshall) Wright and great grandson Eric A. Wright.  Survived by her daughters - Elna J. “Pat” Ruck, Nancy L. Marshall and son, Kelly (Lisa) Winslow. As well as by her grandchildren – Doug (Lisa) Ruck, Thomas (Holly Williams) Ruck, Robert Ruck, Mary Marshall, Stacie (Russell) Roth and great grandchildren – Tyler, Holden and Carys Ruck; Craig and Fionna Brod; Amie, Josh and Natalie Roth. Also is survived by her sister in laws Jean(Icenogle) Jackson and Julia Ann (Ferrol) Icenogle Cramer; nephews Gary (Kathy) Jackson and Thomas K. Lawrence. Funeral service will be held Monday June 12, 2017 at 1:00pm at Bloom Baptist Church; Lithopolis, Ohio. Friends may call as early as 11:00am up to the service time on Monday. Interment is at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens.  Flowers and donations can be made to Bloom Baptist Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.


NOV 11, 1936-MAY 28, 2017

PADUCAH, KY—Sue Beth Bridges, 80, of Paducah, Kentucky passed away at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Paris, TN. Sue was a retired Cosmetologist having worked at several beauty shop’s including The Latest Look. She was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Order #5 and the Order of the Amaranth. Sue was a veteran actress at the Market House Theatre and at P.C.C. Theatre. She is survived by her husband, Donald Ray Bridges; daughter, Rayla Beth Bridges Trigg and husband Britton of Paducah, Kentucky; son, Dr. Scott Bridges and wife Rebecca of Paducah, Kentucky; brother, Marshall Anderson Crews of Louisville, Kentucky; grandson, Ian Geoffry Armond. Sue was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Sue Armond; brother, Clovis Gordon Crews. Her parents were Clovis Marshall Crews and Ima Lee Anderson Crews. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with Dr. Willis Henson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Oaklawn Baptist Church, 500 Oaks Road, Paducah, Kentucky 42003 or to the Sunrise Children’s Services, 3503 Clinton Road, Paducah, Kentucky 42001.


OCT 20, 1944-MAY 27, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Jim Lancaster, age 72, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017, at his home in Cadiz, KY.  Mr. Lancaster retired from the City of Cadiz where he served as the City Clerk for 27 years.  He was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church where he served as church treasurer.  Jim was a proud United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He was an avid tennis player that enjoyed the sport for many years. He is survived by: two brothers- Tom Lancaster, Cadiz, KY; Monroe Lancaster, Hopkinsville, KY; five sisters- Mary Calhoun, Cadiz, KY; Sarah Britt, Cadiz, KY; Rose Reinitz, Cadiz, KY; Lucy Lancaster, Cadiz, KY; Betty Fuller (James "Doodlebug"), Cadiz, KY and 15 Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by: parents- James S. "Sammy" Lancaster, Sr. and Louise Light Lancaster; and one nephew, Steve Britt. 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, May 29, 2017.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. at  11:00 AM Tuesday, May 30, 2017 with the Reverend Perry Alexander officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY. Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Oakland United Methodist Church, PO Box 803, Cadiz, KY 42211.

JUL  14, 1940-APR 30, 2017

GLASGOW, KY—Bernice Braboy Brown won her final victory over cancer when the Lord took her home late Sunday, April 30, 2017. Bernice was born in Trigg County, KY on July 14, 1940 to Boyce Taylor and Martha Terrell Braboy. She married Jesse Reide Brown September 6, 1961. After graduation from Western Kentucky University, she became an educator, serving as librarian at Liberty Street Elementary and Glasgow High School, as well as teaching classes at WKU-Glasgow. Bernice also loved music, playing the piano and organ when younger and singing in the choir of Glasgow Baptist Church in recent years. In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her in-laws, Jesse M. and Nancy Brown; an infant granddaughter, Erin Taylor Brown; and a brother-in-law, Marshall Gray. Besides her husband of 55 years, Bernice is survived by one son, Keith, and his friend, Susie Stone, and one daughter Kim Overstreet and her husband Mark. Grandchildren Ben Brown (Shannan), Tyler Brown (Jessica Felts), Jessica Brown (Jacob Mansfield), Jake Overstreet, Katy Overstreet, and Nick Overstreet also survive. Great grandchildren are Connor, Lily, Liam, Jakob, and Dorian Brown. Other survivors include sisters, Virginia Gray and Janice Powell (Joe), brother-in-law A. B. Brown (Zona), several nieces and nephews, and many cousins. We are eternally grateful to and thankful for the doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt Neurological ICC and Hospice of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Glasgow Baptist Church with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church. The family suggests alternate expressions of sympathy be made to Mary Wood Weldon Library or Shanti Niketan Hospice Home, c/o T J Mission Foundation, 1301 North Race Street, Glasgow, KY 42141.


JAN 24, 1925-APR 30, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Edith Cameron Fourshee, age 92, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Barkley Plantation in Cadiz.  Mrs. Fourshee retired from the former Trigg County Farmers Bank after 35 years of service.  She was a faithful member of Cadiz Baptist Church for many years and was also the second oldest member. She is survived by three step sons, John Fourshee (Vickie), Anthony Fourshee (Jill), and Paul Fourshee, all of Cadiz; three grandchildren, Edye Raymond (Peter), Amy Miller (John Mark), and John Matt Fourshee (Michele); eight great grandchildren, Thomas Raymond, Myles Fourshee, Penelope Raymond, Lyla Fourshee, John Luke Miller, Nolan Fourshee, Henry Miller, and Everett Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Effie Piercy Stewart; her husband, Tommy Fourshee, in 2010; and her first husband, J.W. Cameron, in 1973. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  The funeral  service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. at  12:00 PM Thursday, May 4, 2017 with the Reverend Kevin Roberts officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Memorial contributions can be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


SEP 16, 1938-APR 29, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Zelma "Sue" Thomas Harrison, age 78, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at her home.  Mrs. Harrison was a registered nurse at Trigg County Hospital for 25 years, as well as a teacher at Trigg County High School for 23 years, where she taught health occupations classes.  She was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Claude Robert Harrison, Jr. (Ellen), The Hague, Netherlands, and Victor Eric Harrison (Carmen), Hopkinsville, Kentucky; five grandchildren, John Lyons-Harrison, El Paso, Texas, Daniel Lyons-Harrison, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sarah Burton, Henrico, Virginia, Amber Harrison and Ashley Harrison, both of Hopkinsville; two brothers, Ralph Thomas (Helen) and  Anthony "Tony" Thomas, both of Cadiz; and one sister, Peggy Tomlin (Jimmy), Thompsons Station, Tennessee.  She was also adopted as a grandmother by Mallorie and Maddison Godair, both of Cadiz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Ethylene Cotton Thomas, and her husband, Claude Harrison, Sr. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz,  where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  Graveside funeral services will be at Trigg Memory Acres at 1:00 PM Friday, May 5, 2017 with the Reverend Kyle Noffsinger officiating, with burial to follow.


JUN 16, 1945-APR 27, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Mary Linda Futrell Adams, age 71, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at her home.  Mrs. Adams was retired as a civil service secretary at Fort Campbell.  She was a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church in Trigg County.  For many years, Mary Linda and her husband Johnny were often seen together throughout Trigg County, as they were close and constant companions for 46 years. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Adams, Cadiz; one daughter, Leigh Ann Hallmark, Adams, Tennessee; three granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Hallmark, Katherine Leigh Hallmark, and Margaret Claire Hallmark; one grandson, Daryl Wayne Hallmark, III; and one brother, Jerry David Futrell (Peggy), Cadiz.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ophelia Frith Futrell; two brothers, Billy Futrell and Dotson Futrell; and one sister, Martha Jo Futrell. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM  Monday, May 1, 2017.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at  2:00 PM Tuesday, May 2, 2017, with the Reverend Don Moore and Reverend John Mitchell officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Memorial contributions can be made to: The Way Christian Youth Center, c/o Judy Terrell, 149 Oakland Church Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.


NOV 12, 1931-APR 13, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Aaron Thomas, age 85, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Alive Hospice in Madison, Tennessee.  Mr. Thomas was a retired iron worker and member of Union Ironworkers Local 70 of Louisville, Kentucky for 40 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.  He was also a member of Cadiz Masonic Lodge #121 and a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church in Trigg County. He is survived by: one son - Aaron Robert Thomas, Austin, Texas; two daughters - Pam Metts (Ralph) and Tammy Thomas, both of Cadiz; six grandchildren - Jeremy Gordon, Dawn Sizemore, Brittney Metts, Preston Metts, Daniel Cundiff, and Raquel Brown; and five great grandchildren - Micah Brown, Darrin Brown, Ashlyn Brown, Sage Sizemore, and Caleb Gordon. He was preceded in death by: his parents - Robert B. and Madie Belle Fowler Thomas; four brothers - James R. Thomas, Roy Layton Thomas, Francis Clayton Thomas, and Tommie Thomas; one sister - Ruth Irene Thomas; one daughter - Peggy Gordon; and one son in infancy - Timothy Earl Thomas. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday, April 15, 2017.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at  2:00 PM Saturday, April 15, 2017 with the Reverend Robby Shearon officiating.  Burial will follow at Tommie Thomas Cemetery in Cadiz.


MAY 1, 1944-APR 13, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Alfred Leroy Sumner, age 72, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  Mr. Sumner was retired from Johnson Controls in Cadiz.  He was also co-owner of Sumner Properties.  He was of the Christian faith. He is survived by: three sons - Warren L. Sumner (Yvonne), Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Troy Sumner (Cindy) and Steven Sumner, both of Cadiz; one daughter - Lisa Jones (Gene), Oak Grove, Kentucky; one brother - Raymond Sumner, Birmingham, Alabama; two sisters - JoAnn Stevenson and Carolyn Palamiotis, both of Cadiz; eight grandchildren - Chris Sumner, Layton Sumner, Colton Sumner, Caitlin J. Neel (Zachary), Brianna Sumner, Alexander Sumner, Brooke Ruzicka, and Savannah Sumner; two great grandchildren - Zayden Neel and Kiersly Sumner; and his long-time companion - Rhonda Perry-Bowden of Cadiz, and her grandchildren, Haydon Ann "Rudy" Wilkins and Adrianna Danielle "Ricky" Wilkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Raymond and Mayme Piercy Sumner. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends at a memorial visitation from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday, April 17, 2017.


OCT 11, 1926-APR 8, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Graveside services for Mr. Willmer Otho Sumner, 90, Cadiz, were held Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.  The Reverend Norman Cotton officiated.  Christian Cremation & Funeral Care, Hopkinsville, was in charge of the arrangements.  Willmer Otho Sumner passed away following a long battle of bladder cancer and dementia on Saturday morning, April 8, 2017 at New Haven Assisted Living in Princeton, Kentucky.  He was born October 11, 1926 in Golden Pond, Kentucky the son of the late Eulis and Cordie Futrell Sumner.  He was a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church in Cadiz.  He was preceded in death by his parents as well as one daughter, Linda S. Sumner; and two sisters, Jane Lowery and Dorothy Bryant.  Willmer Otho Sumner is survived his wife Elizabeth Sumner; one daughter, Donna M. Sumner; one brother, William Sumner of Cadiz; one sister, Marie Parker of Hopkinsville; one grandchild, Deanna Leek of Cadiz; and three great grandchildren.


SEP 10, 1929-MAR 19, 2017

MAYFIELD, KY—Mr. Paul Eugene Dill, age 87, of Mayfield, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Green Acres Healthcare Facility. He was a member of the Seven Oaks Church of Christ, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War era, and he was a retired chemical engineer for Union Carbide. Mr. Dill is survived by his wife, Norma Gargus Dill of Mayfield, Kentucky; daughter, Donna Jean (Charles) Hackney of Lakeland, Florida; son, John Anthony (Tammy) Dill of Scott Depot, West Virginia; five grandchildren, Caryn (Dave) Alagno of Washington, D.C., Jill (David) Taylor of New Orleans, Louisiana, Amy Mcleod of Denver, Colorado, Sean (Caroline) Dill of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Emily Dill of Bethesda, Maryland; three great-grandchildren, Davidson Alagno, Michael Taylor and Zachary Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Belva Vinson Dill; sister, Rena Solomon; and grandson, Justin Michael Dill. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Kentucky, with Bro. Josh Ketchum officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Kentucky.


1936-MAR 18, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Barbara Stallons, age 81, of Cadiz, Kentucky, a native of Golden Pond, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her home in Cadiz.  Mrs. Stallons was a long-time employee of Clement Pharmacy in Cadiz and former owner/operator of Cottage of Gifts in Cadiz. She was of the Baptist faith.She is survived by:  her husband of 58 years - Bobby Stallons, Cadiz; one son - Brian Stallons and wife, Sharon, Cadiz; one grandson - Ryan Stallons, Cadiz; one granddaughter - Briana Lancaster and husband, Chad, Bumpus Mills, Tennessee; and one great granddaughter - Adley Lancaster, Bumpus Mills.She was preceded in death by: mother - Marie Wallace Wilson; father - Wade Fulks; step mother - Lora Dale Fulks; one brother - Ronnie Wilson; and two sisters - Dorothy Teague and Shelia Vanlue.  Private family graveside services were held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Cumberland Cemetery in Land Between the Rivers, Trigg County, Kentucky, with the Reverend Joe Johnson officiating and music provided by Chad Lancaster, Vocalist.  Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of the arrangements.


JAN 28, 1928-FEB 27, 2017

HOPKINSVILLE, KY— Daphne Thomas Major, 89, of Hopkinsville died Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:44 p.m. at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Visitation will be Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. Funeral services will be Friday, March 3, 2017 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements. A native of Trigg County, she was born January 28, 1928, the daughter of the late Lacy D. Thomas, Sr., and the late Macie Bell Cummins Thomas. She had worked as the manager of Stewarts; a ladies clothing store. She was also a member of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: David Edward Jones (d.2009); and her grandson: Brian Jones (d.1991). Survivors include her husband: Howard Major of Hopkinsville; her daughter: Cindy Rush of Oxford, Kansas; her brothers: Gilmer Thomas (Gene) of Henderson, Aubrey Thomas of Hopkinsville, and Lacy Thomas, Jr. of Elizabethtown; her sisters: Doris Shelton and Jean Tuitele, both of Hopkinsville; her grandchildren: Amie Jones of Hopkinsville and William “B.J.” Ahonen of Wichita, Kansas.


JUL 14, 1934-FEB 24, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Mr. Robert Douglas Taylor, age 82, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky.  Mr. Taylor grew up in Trigg County and served in the United States Army after graduating from high school. After his military service, he owned and operated restaurants in New York City for more than 50 years. Mr. Taylor was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by: his sister, Sybil Long and husband, Jim, Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents - Edgar B. and Blanche Carloss Taylor; and two brothers - Larry  Brent Taylor and Charles Edward Taylor.Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home and Crematory, 138 Main Street in Cadiz,  where the family will receive friends at a memorial visitation from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Graveside services will take place at a later date at  Garnett-Carloss Cemetery in Trigg County. Memorial contributions can be made to: Garnett-Carloss Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 981, Cadiz, KY 42211.


MAR 2, 1933-FEB 24, 2017

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Howard D. Thomas, age 83 of Hopkinsville, formerly of Trigg County, died at 5:25 am Friday, February 24, 2017 at Western State Nursing Facility in Hopkinsville. He was preceded in death in 2005 by his wife Norma Sue Bell Thomas, two sisters Margie Darnell, Ann Burrow and two brothers Ronnie and Johnnie Thomas. His parents were Henry C. and Elizabeth Bridges Thomas. Survivors include two daughters Brenda K. Hays of Eddyville, Judy F. Flood of Princeton, one step daughter Melinda Sue McMannus of Louisville and two sisters Susie Armstrong of Cerulean, KY, Donna Blane of Hopkinsville and two grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Carl Nelson officiating and burial will follow in Drury Bridges Cemetery in Trigg County. Friends may call from 12:30 until 2:00 pm Sunday at Dunn's.


AUG 24, 1930-FEB 5, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Freda Redd McAtee, age 86, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Baptist Health Paducah in Paducah, KY.  Mrs. McAtee was a homemaker; a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.  She was an active member of Cadiz United Methodist Church where she previously served as Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent and Youth Leader for the church.  She was a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); the Trigg County Homemaker's Club and was active in the Trigg County Cooperative Extension services of 4-H. She is survived by:  one son - Jimmy McAtee (Andrea), Cadiz, KY; two daughters - Teresa Woodall (C.A., III), Cadiz, KY; JoAlyce Harper (Mike), Cadiz, KY; two brothers- Billy "B.R." Redd (Camille), Cadiz, KY; Bernard Redd (Mary Lou), Brentwood, TN; one sister - Jewel Miller (Richard), Cadiz, KY; eleven grandchildren- April Kron (Brandon); Belden Parry (Deanna); Stephanie McAtee; Jamus McAtee; Anne Marie McAtee; Jacob Harper (Andrea); Justin Harper; Jared Harper; Chris Woodall; Clayton Woodall and Courtney Hewell and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: parents- DB and Bessie Sumner Redd; husband- Frank T. McAtee; one son - Tommy McAtee; one brother- Chappell Redd.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home and Crematory, 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Monday, February 6, 2017.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home and Crematory at 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 7, 2017 with the Reverend Scott Wilson and Reverend Jamus Redd officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY. Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Cadiz United Methodist Church Building Fund, 482 Lakota Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.  



JUN  4, 1940-FEB 4, 2017

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Mary Lynn Binkley Morris, lovingly known to all as "Boogie", passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017 at 3:47 p.m. with her family by her side. She is remembered as being a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother, sister, dance teacher, and daycare owner. She was born to Iley Boyd and Garnita Petty Binkley on June 4, 1940 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Boogie was a doting big sister to Ross Johnson "Buddy" Binkley (Sue Whitaker) and James Boyd "Buzz" Binkley. She was a 1958 graduate of Pembroke High School and furthered her education at Murray State University where she participated in the performing arts troupe known as "Campus Lights". She also attended Hopkinsville Community College were she received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. On October 16th, 1960, Boogie married the love of her life, H. Ramsey Morris, Jr. Not only were they blessed with 56 years of joyful marriage, they were blessed with two beautiful sons, Anthony Lynn Morris (MeLisa Smith) and Todd Ramsey Morris (ReGina McGinnis). As her boys grew up Boogie became "mother" to numerous friends of her sons and she still carried her motherly love for them all until she gained her angel wings. She was a loving grandmother to Houston Todd-Ramsey Morris and McCullen Jo-Lynn Calvert (Ethan Calvert), whose parents are Todd and ReGina; and Anthony Lynn Morris, Jr. and MeLeah Elizabeth Morris, children of Tony and MeLisa. "BeeBee" as she was affectionally called by her grandchildren, loved to spoil them, along with Ramsey, by spending time with each of them individually and together by taking them shopping, cooking, reading, camping, watching movies and making glorious memories on yearly vacations including trips to Disney World, Cedar Point, Ruby Falls, Chattanooga Choo-Choo where they spent their nights in an old-fashion train car and riding the Amtrac from Orlando to New Orleans. One of her many God-given talents was her love of helping children which has been evident throughout her entire life. She owned Lynn's School of Dance and taught ballet, tap, pointe and jazz to hundreds of boys and girls throughout our community for over 20 years. In 1982 she became owner and operator of Hopkinsville Gymnastics Academy. For the next generation of children, she and Ramsey opened four Let's Go Play Daycares throughout our region in Hopkinsville, Cadiz, Glasgow and Horse Cave. Boogie was known for treating each child under her care as she did her own grandchildren. Not only was she gifted for loving children, she also loved her community. Boogie was active in the Hopkinsville Junior Auxiliary where she held various offices, including president. In 1979 she was honored with the prestigious award of Mrs. Junior Auxiliary. For many years she was the choreographer for the Hopkinsville Junior Miss Program. Boogie sat on many boards throughout our community and the state of Kentucky including the Pennyroyal Arts Council, Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Childcare Association, KIDS NOW Program and Pennyrile Childcare Association. She was a Kentucky Colonel, lifetime member of the Thomas and Bridges Association and a Jaycette. Truly a Servant, Boogie was a devout Christian and long time member of First Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and served on various committees. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at First Christian Church with the Rev. Nathan C. Brown officiating. Entombment will follow in the Morris Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. at First Christian Church. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.


FEB 8, 1932-FEB 4, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Lofton Stallons, age 83, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, at his home in Cadiz, KY.  Mr. Stallons volunteered for the U.S. NAvy in Jan. 1952. He received basic training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, CAHis first duty station was aboard the USS Curtis, a converter sea plane tender, on loan to the Atomic Energy Commission. In the fall of 1952 they participated in one of the first A bomb experiments at the Eniwetok Proving Grounds, Marshall Islands. He also served aboard the USS Rendova (CV-114) a small carrier. He also sailed aboard the USS Valley Forge (CVE-45), a mucha larger carrier. He finished his tour of duty at Green Cove Springs, FL where they did maintenance on moth balled ships.  After being honorably discharged 13 Jan 1956, he spent time working in the St. Louis area, later moving to Florida before settling down in Cadiz, KY. His Nvy training as a metalsmith helped prepare him for his lifelong occupation as a welder. He retired from Averitt Lumber Co. in 1998 and later was a co-owner of Trigg Co. Welding in Cadiz, KY.  While in the Navy, Mr Lofton was a Golden Glove boxer. He received a liberty pass in Green Cove, FL and went to the local Woolworth, where he met his future wife Lelia J. Hampton in 1954. His naval time also placed him on the USS Valley Forge when it passed through the Panama Canal. It was the largest ship to do so, taking a complete day to pass through. He is survived by: Wife - Phyllis Stallons, Cadiz, KY, Son - Terry Stallons ( Sandra), Cadiz, KY, Daughter - Debbie Stallons, Cadiz, KY, Step Daughter - Leslie Kessler ( Roger), Hopkinsville, KY, Brother - Bobby Stallons ( Barbara), Cadiz, KY, Grandchildren - Terra Joy Stallons and Matthew Lee Stallons, Great Grand Child - Kaylee Stallons, Step Great Grandchildren - Dustin Winfree, Ben Kessler, Meredith Kessler, and Mia Kessler.  He was preceded in death by: Parents - Clarence and Myra Dean Terrell Stallons, Brother - Marshall Stallons, 1st Wife - Leila Stallons, Step Sons - John Winfree and Mark Winfree.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home and Crematory, 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home and Crematory at  1:00 PM Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Green Hill Memorial Garden in Hopkinsville, KY.


JAN 27, 1971-FEB 1, 2017

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Steve Campbell, 46, of Hopkinsville died at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Edgewood Baptist Church with Dr. John Birchett officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at Edgewood Baptist Church. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.  A native of Trigg County, KY he was born January 27, 1971 the son of Mary Lou Williams Campbell of Hopkinsville and the late Richard Lee Campbell. He was retired from Colonial Bread. He was currently a bailiff with the Christian County Jail. He was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. He was a charter member of Bikers of Kentucky and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Hopkinsville. Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife: Kelly Pyle Campbell; his sons: United State Marine Tyler Campbell of Baltimore, MD and Dylan Campbell of Hopkinsville; his brother: Neal Campbell (Kathy) of Herndon, KY; his granddaughter: Maddie Mitchson; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Curtis and Diane Pyle of Crofton. A fund has been established for Kelly Campbell at Heritage Bank for the benefit of the family. All checks should be made payable to Kelly Campbell.


SEP 17, 1943-JAN 31, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Funeral Services for 73 year old William “Robbie” Flood of Cadiz will be Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at King’s Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Cotton officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at King’s Funeral Home. Survivors: wife of 7 years: Lois Flood, Cadiz, KY; three sons and daughters-in-law: Phillip Sadler (Lugene), Cadiz, KY; Mike Sadler (Lisa), Cadiz, KY; John Micah Flood, Princeton, KY; seven daughters and sons-in-law: Dana Cross, Cadiz, KY; Judy Moore, Princeton, KY; Anna Spring Boren (Gary), Hopkinsville, KY; Codie Marie Flood (Drew), Cadiz, KY; Tina Hayden, Cadiz, KY; Kristine Damon (Mike) Temecula, CA; April Ward, Carlsbad, CA; 15 grandchildren: Jansen Drew Sadler, Suzanna Marie Woods, Lauren Nicole Guinn, Brant Lee Shea Cross, Phillip Alexander Sadler, David Austin Benton Cross, Cameron Chase Kniaz, Katherine Brooke Sadler, Victoria Lyn Sadler, Noah Carter Moore, Joshua Carter Meador, MacKenzie Paige Meador, Ella Grace Damon, Camille Ann Damon, and Nolan Michael Damon. 5 great grandchildren: Jordan Lee Sadler, Emilee Annmarie Sadler, David Thomas Sadler, Mia Grace Guinn, and Leona Joy Woods. He was born in Trigg Co., KY on September 17, 1943 to the late John R. Flood and Mary Thomas Flood. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step mother, Gertrude Flood; 1st Wife of 39 years; Marie McCraw Flood; son, David Sadler; 2 Grandchildren: Michael Colin Sadler and Benjamin Allen Sadler; brother, Clayton Earl Flood. He died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Trigg County Hospital. He was a retired life long farmer; member of the Board of Directors for KY Farm Bureau; a member of the Gideons International; he served as a Past Deacon at Oak Grove Baptist Church and East Cadiz Baptist Church; he was a member of the Ponderosa Baptist Church. Memorial Donations may be made to the Gideons International PO Box 65 Cadiz, KY 42211.


NOV 16, 1923-JAN 20, 2017

BLACKSBURG, VA—Howard King of Blacksburg, Virginia died on January 20, 2017.  He was a US Army veteran of World War II and was a graduate of Cornell University.  He had retired as the Director of Food Services of  Virginia Polytech Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He was a native of New Jersey.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Thelma Thomas King, a daughter, Cindy King of Arlington, Virginia and sons, Howard P. King III of Escondido, California and Mark King of St. Paul Minnesota, seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in Blacksburg, Virginia.


DEC 10, 1958-JAN 16, 2017

RUSSELLVILLE, KY—Tomi Renae Miller, 58 of Russellville, Kentucky died on Monday, January 16, 2017, at her residence. She was born Wednesday, December 10, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Thomas E. Cunningham and Frances Wesley Cunningham of Columbia, KY and the wife of Leonard (Gomer) Dye of Russellville, KY. She was a retired mail carrier with the Lewisburg Post Office.  She attended Dripping Springs Baptist Church. Also surviving are daughters, Katie Miller and Sue Miller both of Bowling Green, KY, sister, Debie Cunningham Hayse of Versailles, KY; 3 grand children, De'Angelo Wilson, Dezmond Wilson and Savannah Jones all of Bowling Green, KY, Niece, Beth Gaddis of Lexington, KY and Nephew, Wesley Hayse of Columbus, OH  A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday at Price Funeral Home, Inc. located at 252 E. Green St. Lewisburg, Kentucky 42256 with Ricky Holloway officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Price Funeral Home, Inc., 252 E. Green St., Lewisburg, Kentucky. Cremation was chosen after the funeral service.


NOV 21, 1946-JAN 17, 2017

PRINCETON, KY— Jan Thomas, 70 of Princeton, KY passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and a retired clerk from Food Giant. She is survived by her son Brock Thomas and wife, Malissa of Caldwell County, one daughter, Lynn Byarly and fiancee', Frank of Princeton, KY, two sisters, Frances Beckman of Alsip, IL and Nina Jones of Princeton, KY, one brother, Clinton Peek of Princeton, KY, five grandchildren: Kynady Thomas, Elijah Thomas, Medeline Thomas, Yverson Thomas and Benacheka Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas, father, Mark Peek and mother, Opal Patton Knight. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until funeral time. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 PM at Morgan's Funeral with Rev. Baxter Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Eddy Creek Church Cemetery in Caldwell County.


JAN 18, 1932-JAN 2, 2017

CADIZ, KY—Dr. Bill Clark Thomas, age 84, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, at his son's home in Utica, KY.  Dr. Bill Clark Thomas grew up in Cadiz, KY, graduated from Trigg County High School, Murray State University, and from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in 1963 with a Doctorate of Theology.  At the age of 18, Bill Clark had responded to a call to the ministry, was ordained by the First Baptist Church of Murray, KY in 1952, and served in several churches in Western Kentucky.Bill Clark married Ruth Douglas of Lone Oak, KY in 1954 and they were appointed as missionaries of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963.  During the next 34 years they served in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, West Germany, Thailand, and France.  In 1996, they retired in Cadiz, KY.  He is survived by: one son - Rev. Charles Thomas (Kim), Utica, KY; three daughters- Dorothy McElrath (Tim), Altadena, CA; Cecilia Wallace (Dr. Jeff), Paducah, KY and Deborah Cooke (Jeremy), Arlington, TX; one brother - Seldon Earl Thomas (Mary), Owensboro, KY; fifteen grandchildren- Emily Dillon (Marshall); Olivia Ruckstuhl (Shane); Tyler Wallace (Anna); Grant Wallace; William Thomas; Rachel Thomas; Catherine Thomas; Melody Foster; Lyric Foster; Davis Cooke; Elyssa McElrath; Brianna Panasenco (Aram); Fiona McElrath; Kerensa McElrath and Demelza McElrath and one great grandson - Jack Marshall Dillon.  He was preceded in death by:  parents- Cecil Seldon and Dorothy Clark Thomas; wife of 58 years- Ruth Douglas Thomas and one son - Douglas Clark Thomas. 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 Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  The funeral service will be at the Cadiz Baptist Church Chapel, 82 Main Street in Cadiz, KY at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 5, 2017 with the Dr. Jeff Wallace and Reverend Kyle Noffsinger officiating.  An additional visitation will be held the day of the funeral service, Thursday, from 11:00 AM until the time of the funeral service, 1:00 PM at the Cadiz Baptist Church Chapel.  Burial will follow the funeral service at the 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.

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