2010 Obituaries

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PATSY STEWART WATKINS DIXON

MAR 25, 1951-DEC 31, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Patsy A. Dixon, 59, of Cadiz, were held Sunday, January 2, 2011. The Rev. Paxton Redd officiated. Burial followed at the New Jerusalem Cemetery. King’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Dixon died following a long illness at 3:26 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2010 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was born March 25, 1951 in Trigg County to the late Jack Jay Stewart and Jackie Ruth Mitchell Stewart. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Watkins; one brother, Jimmy F. Stewart; and one sister, Penny E. Stewart. She is survived by two brothers, Leonard C. Stewart (and wife Mary) of Crofton and Marshall L. “Bo” Stewart (and wife Sharon) of Hopkinsville; two sons, Billy Watkins (and wife Kim) of Cadiz and Greg Watkins also of Cadiz; three daughters, Freida Maxey of Cadiz, Shannon P’Pool (and husband Ricky) of Cerulean and Stacie Oakley (and husband Jimi) of Cadiz; 18 grandchildren, Allen Maxey of Cadiz, Ashley Maxey of Hopkinsville, Alyssa Maxey of Cadiz, Dustin, Jennifer, Kristen and Nick Watkins, all of Cadiz, Joshua and Amber P’Pool, both of Cerulean, Kayla Joiner of Cadiz, Keisha, Karlie and Andrew Stewart, all of Cadiz, Braxton and Brantley Oakley, both of Cadiz, Cora Mae and Michael Todd Watkins, both of Princeton and Austin Watkins of Fredonia; eight great- grandchildren, Tyler, Kaleb and Zane Maxey, all of Cadiz, Hunner Bealmear of Hopkinsville, Braylyn Harper of Cadiz, Ezashia Jones of Cadiz, Luke Fennell of Cadiz and Hailey Watkins of Princeton. Pallbearers were Allen Maxey, Dustin and Nick Watkins, Joshua P’Pool, Andrew Stewart, Michael and Austin Watkins and Brantley and Braxton Oakley. Music was performed by Jan Oakley pianist and Mark Harris vocalist.

BERNICE THOMAS CATHEY

MAR 19, 1916-DEC 28, 2010

NURRAY, KY—Mrs. Bernice Cathey 94 of Murray, KY died at 8:50pm Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Arbor Place of Puryear, in Puryear TN. She was born March 19,1916 in Model, TN to the late James and Flora (Seawright) Thomas. She married Henry Lofton Cathey, and he and two sisters, Edith Barrett, and Martha Sykes preceded her in death.  Mrs. Cathey attended Locust Grove Baptist Church. She was a fourth generation school teacher, and attended Murray Teachers College.  She is survived by two daughters,Judy Cathey (Charles Horastien), of Frederick, MD, and Jeanette Dickson, of Felicity, OH, one son, Hal Cathey, of Murray, KY, and one granddaughter, Lucinda Catherine Dickson, of Felicity, OH. The funeral service will be held at 11:00am Wednesday at BLALOCK-COLEMAN & YORK FUNERAL HOME. Rev. Ryker Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens.

LOIS LAVADA MEARS SMITH

JUN 7, 1939-DEC 23, 2010

BARNSDALL, OK—Mrs. Lois "Lavada" Smith, 71 year old long time Barnsdall resident, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010 in the St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma., Lois Lavada Mears was born on June 7, 1939, in Marion County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Shelby Mears and Ruth Lucille (Reeves) Mears. Lavada and James Marvin Smith were united in marriage on July 14, 1956 at Gilbert, Arkansas, and they made their home in Barnsdall, where they have continued to live for over 50 years., Lavada was a homemaker and was employed with the Woolaroc Lodge for many years until her retirement. She loved to fish and spend time working with her flowers and tending to the garden. What brought her the most joy in life were her children and grandchildren., Lavada is survived by her husband, Jim of Barnsdall; one daughter, Sherrie Bewley, Barnsdall; two granddaughters, Ashley Bewley, Tulsa, and Lindsey Bewley, Tulsa; three brothers, Carl Mears, Harrison, Arkansas, Johnny Mears, Conway, Arkansas, and Sam Mears, Everton, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Michael Don Townley and his family, Barnsdall. She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant daughter.

JAMES MALCOLM TUGGLE, JR

NOV 15, 1953-NOV 26, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—James Malcolm Tuggle Jr., 57, Morningside Drive, was found dead at his home Friday, November 26, 2010.  He was the son of the late James Malcolm and Alyne Elizabeth Wallace Tuggle and was born November 15, 1953.


ROBERT LEWIS CUMBEE

JAN 21, 1944-NOV 25, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Robert  Lewis “Bobby” Cumbee, 66, Vernon Avenue, Hopkinsville, died Thursday, November 25, 2010 at the Alive Hospice in Nashville after a valiant fight against cancer. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2010 at First Christian Church in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Dr. David Gardner with burial  in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.   A native of Christian County, born January 21, 1944, he was the son of the late Raymond Wilford and Lurline Sholar Cumbee.  He was a member of New Work Fellowship. As owner of Cumbee Construction Co. and WCW Homebuilders, he had served as president of the local Home Builders Association.  In 2003 and again in 2007, he was named Home Builder of the Year, and in 2006 was the recipient of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Industrial Development Authority and the board of the Christian County Revolving Loan Fund. He was a member of the Jaycees, the Elks Lodge and REBOS. In recent years he was the developer of Shadowood and Sheffield Downs subdivisions. Survivors include his wife Sherry Cumbee; two daughters, Tonya L. Cumbee, Nashville, TN, and Victoria Marie Kelly, Hopkinsville; a brother, Ronald W. Cumbee, Hopkinsville and one grandchild. Memorial contributions are suggested to REBOS, P.O. Box 170, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or to the donor’s favorite charity.

LORENE SPICELAND MCCAGE

MAR 20, 1915-NOV 23, 2010

MURRAY, KY—Mrs. Lorene McCage, age 95, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 2:50 p.m. at her home. She was a retired school teacher, teaching at Kirksey, New Concord and East Elementary Schools. She was a member of New Providence Church of Christ.  She was born in Calloway County Kentucky March 20, 1915 to the late Fonnie H and Sallie Herndon Spiceland; in addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Robert C. McCage on September 18, 1973, and one sister Annie Mae Hopkins.  She is survived by two sons, Ronald D. McCage and wife Deanna of Hoschton Georgia, Robert C. McCage Jr and wife Anna of Murray Kentucky, one sister, Hera Jane Lindsey of Salem Kentucky, for brothers, F.H. Spiceland Jr of Murray Kentucky, Sam Spiceland and wife Opha of Murray Kentucky, Cecil Spiceland of Reidland Kentucky, Bobby Spiceland and wife Rosemary of Murray Kentucky, four grandchildren, Sharla McCage of Murray Kentucky , Amy Neal and husband Rob of Lexington Kentucky, Kevin McCage and wife Mindy of Athens Georgia, Keith McCage of Lawrenceville Georgia, four great grandchildren, Ally Neal, Robby Neal, Connor McCage, and Ireland McCage. Also survived by her care givers, Eva Hale, Martha Underhill, and Brandy Williams. Services will be held Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 10:00 am in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. John Dale and Stephen Hunter will officiate and burial will follow in the Hicks Cemetery.  Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the Murray Calloway County Hospice House, 803 Polar Street Murray Kentucky 42071.


MARTHA BROOKS CHESTER LENTS

AUG 9, 1924-NOV 21, 2010

BENTON, KY—Martha Brooks Lents, 86, of Benton, Ky., passed away at 10:35 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Stilley House Assisted Living. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She retired with the Marshall County School System, having taught at Vanzora and Brewers Elementary Schools. She is survived by one daughter, Karen Sue Lents Chambers and her husband, James C., of Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Don Curtis Lents and his wife, Doris, of Paducah, Ky.; three grandchildren, James Bradley Chambers of Independence, Ky., Tracy Katherine Dulin of Charlotte, N.C., and Natalie Bush Lents and her husband, Nathaniel, of Oakland, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Jocelyn Dulin and Joshua Dulin; and one sister, Marilyn Creason of Benton, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Lents; one sister, Estelle Smith; and her parents, Guy Thomas Chester and Pauline Phillips Chester. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 26, 2010, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory. The Rev. David Atkinson officiated.


STEPHEN RAY SCOTT

FEB 29, 1964-NOV 4, 2010

FAIRVIEW, KY—Mr. Stephen Ray Scott age 46 of Fairview, KY passed away Thursday November 4, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN. Services were held on Monday November 8, 2010 10:00 a.m. at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton, KY with Rev. Ron Hicks officiating. Burial followed in the Stokes Chapel Cemetery. Steve was born in Christian County, KY February 29, 1964 the son of Dolly Cunningham Stokes of Fairview, KY and the late William Ray Stokes. He was a carpenter in the housing maintenance department at Fort Campbell Army Post. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Fairview. He is preceded in death by his brother, Howard “Howie” Stokes. Survivors besides his Mother are one daughter, Valerie Scott of Allegre, KY, his fiance`, Martha Bedwell of Fairview, one brother Jeff Stokes of Fairview, KY, two sisters Lisa Cardwell and Linda Fritz both of Fairview, KY two half sisters Tina Jones of Hopkinsville, KY and Deborah Young of Alabama, three half brothers Robert and Jim Jones both of Hopkinsville, KY and Larry Young of Florida, his grandson, Jayden McCord of Allegre.

CHRISTINE GARLAND DOWNS

APR 11, 1929-OCT 25, 2010

MURRAY, KY—Christine “Rube” Downs, 81, of Murray died Monday, October 25, 2010 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Mrs. Downs was a homemaker and member of Hill Top Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Howard Downs; one daughter, Shelia Dix of Dexter; one son, Bobby Hale of Murray; two sisters, Jean Fox and Mary Elizabeth “Megue” Futrell, both of Murray; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Hale; four sisters; and two brothers. Her parents were John and Drucilla Hargrove Garland. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 2010 at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Pat Winchester officiating. Burial will be at Williams-Billington Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Murray-Calloway County Hospital Hospice House Building Fund, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.




JAMES MALCOLM TUGGLE

SEP 20, 1928-OCT 24, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—James Malcolm Tuggle, 82, Western State Hospital Nursing Facility, died at 10:28 a.m. Sunday, October 24, 2010, at the nursing facility following a long illness. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville with the Rev. James O. Hazelrigg officiating.

 


RONALD HERMAN WALLACE

JUL 16, 1936-OCT 9, 2010

INDIATLANTIC, FL—Ronald H. Wallace, 74, passed away on October 9, 2010. He was born July 16, 1936 in Hopkinsville, KY. Ron was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan, was a tennis enthusiast, playing at the Pines and Kiwi Tennis Club. He worked as a sales representative for major electronic manufacturers for over 30 years.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly; daughters, Kim Wallace, Teresa Ferrara; son, David Wallace; son-in-law, Joe Ferrara; sisters, Kay Sloan, Jane Dahl; six grandchildren and many extended family members and life-long friends.  A memorial service for Ron's life was held on Thursday, October 14, 3:30 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Satellite Beach, FL. A celebration of Ron's life was held at Doubles Beachside immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 407-843-1330 or Trinity Presbyterian Church, 321-777-2047.


EVA MAE SCHLARBAUM BATTOE

OCT 6, 1924-OCT 2, 2010

TULSA, OK—Eva May Battoe, was born October 6, 1924, in Driggs, Idaho to Archie and Jesse Schlarbaum. Our community of family and friends has lost a wonderful and giving artist. Through her eyes she saw the beauty of life surrounding her, translating its lines, hues, and tones, expressing colors to canvas and stained glass as a legacy for all to enjoy. She created her simple yet elegant stained glass designs for many to cherish, sharing her talents with everyone who was blessed to know her. She passed away Saturday October 2, 2010, to join her son Steven Battoe, and granddaughter Teresa Battoe, She is survived by her husband of 67 years, George Battoe, her daughter Barbara Frazer-Fitch, 6 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren, and 2 great-greatgrandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. She will be dearly missed by all. A celebration of her life will be held October 5th, 2:00pm, at Stanley Funeral Services in Tulsa, 3959 East 31st Street. Burial to follow at Memorial Park, 51st and Memorial, Tulsa OK.



DWIGHT EUGENE SUMNER

MAY 26, 1931-OCT 1, 2010

ALTON, IL—Dwight E. "Doggie" Sumner, 79, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Friday, October 1, 2010, at Eldercare of Alton. He was born the second son of Lloyd and Elizabeth Sumner of Alton. Dwight was a graduate of Alton High School and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired real estate broker. He self-published his book, "Makin it to Nashville," in January 2010. A previous marriage to Reba Marie Tuetken, since divorced, produced a son, David Sumner, who was tragically killed previously. Dwight is survived by a brother, Howell Sumner of Godfrey and The Villages, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Dottie and Don Koppenhaver of Henderson, Nev., many nieces, nephews, cousins; a stepdaughter, Carla Tuetken; and a stepson, Alan Tuetken. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David; and a stepson, Randy Tuetken. There will be no visitation. Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River is in charge of cremation arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Alton.

 

   
CLAYTON PERKINS

AUG 3, 1931-SEP 24, 2010

MAYFIELD, KY— Clayton Perkins, 79, of Mayfield died Friday. September 24, 2010 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY. Mr. Perkins was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of Mayfield Manufacturing. Survivors include his wife, June Bridges Perkins; three sons, Steve Perkins, Mark Perkins and Tim Perkins, all of Mayfield; two daughters, Karen Woitke of Calvert City and Cindy Haneline of Mayfield; one brother, Dean Perkins; one sister, Barbara Toon; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. His parents were Arnold and Mildred Palmer Perkins. Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Byrn Funeral Home with the Revs. Glen Cope and Justin Mason officiating. Burial was in the Dowdy Cemetery,


PAULINE SKINNER BRIDGES

MAR 5, 1918-SEP 24, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Pauline Bridges, 92, of Springfield, Tennessee, were held Monday, September, 27, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Moore officiated. Burial followed at Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Bridges died Friday, September 24, 2010, at Christian Care Center in Springfield, Tennessee. She was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School and GA teacher and also had served as the church custodian. She also ran the John L. Street Library Book Mobile for many years. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Terri Bridges of Greenbrier, Tennessee; three brothers, W.C. Skinner of Cadiz, Lacy H. Skinner of Hopkinsville and Franklin Skinner of Nashville, Tennessee; one sister, Christine Adams of Cadiz; four grandchildren, Shane Bridges, Kevin and Rosie Bridges and Jonathan Bridges and two great-grandchildren, Eston Brady Bridges and Posey Emmaline Wallace. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Calvin Skinner and Lona Mae Skinner; husband Eston Mitchell Bridges, daughter Marilyn June Bridges and sister Virginia Collier. Pallbearers were Shane Bridges, Kevin Bridges, Jonathan Bridges, Roger Skinner, Randy Skinner, Steve Skinner, Bobby Skinner and Trice Moore.


PEGGY ADAMS JACKSON WILLIAMSON

MAY 23, 1949-SEP 19, 2010

FRANKFORT, KY—Services for Peggy Rose Jackson Williamson, 61, Frankfort, will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home in Frankfort. Dr. David Hinson and Rev. Earl Bell will officiate. Burial will follow in Frankfort Cemetery.  Mrs. Williamson died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky., of natural causes. A native of Cadiz, Kentucky, she was an employee of the Kentucky Association of Community Action. She was a member of First Baptist Church, St. Clair St., and a volunteer special advocate for children for CASA. She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Adams. Survivors include her mother, Effie Gordon; husband, Randy Williamson, daughters, Alison (Ted) Shy, Bagdad, Sarah (Seth) Bishop, Frankfort; brother, Robert Adams, Rome, NY, sister, Linda Burnan, Cadiz; granddaughter, Caroline Rose Shy. Pallbearers are Ted Shy, Seth Bishop, Robert Adams, Jake Blackburn, Alex Keys and Thomas Broadbent. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane, Ste. 110, Louisville, KY, 40218.

JAN 7, 1911-SEP 18, 2010

KILGORE, TX—Graveside services for Mrs. Elsie Mae Williams, 99, of Kilgore will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 20, 2010 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Reverend Terry Evans officiating. Mrs. Williams passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010, in Kilgore. Mrs. Williams was born January 7, 1911 in Cureall, Missouri, daughter of the late James Thomas and Lottie Belle Story. Elsie worked as a school teacher for seven years and she also worked for many of the local retail stores.  Mrs. Williams was a member of the Post Oak Road Church of Christ. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, playing dominos and cards as well as many other games.  Elsie was an accomplished seamstress and will be remembered as a perfectionist. Mrs. Williams is survived by daughter Linda Lovelady of Kilgore; two grandchildren Jimmy “Rusty” Russell and wife Jennifer of Kilgore and Melissa Russell Evans and husband Terry of Palestine; three great grandchildren Zachary and Brannon Russell of Kilgore and Tate Evans of Palestine as well as many other loving family and friends. Mrs. Williams is preceded in death by husband Sam Williams who passed away in 1992. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore from 2:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 12, 2010. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.


SEP 11, 1935-SEP 14, 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV—Dixie Elaine Owens Wilkendorf, 75, a banking secretary, of Las Vegas, NV passed away Sept. 14, 2010. She was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Evansville, Ind., and was a resident of Nevada since 1979. Dixie was a member of Shadow Hills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Unruh; and daughter, Christi Wilkendorf. Dixie is survived by her husband, Robert Wilkendorf; daughters, Judy (Steven) Johnston of California, Cheryl Knight of Washington, Sheryl (Leon) Adams of Texas, and Sandi (Mike) Wagamon of Wyoming; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Sept. 27, at LaPaloma Funeral Services, 5450 N. Stephanie St. Graveside services will follow at 1:20 p.m. at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd. Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

SEP 12, 1940-SEP 12, 2010

PADUCAH, KY—Billy Ray Powell of Paducah, formerly of Carlisle County, died on his 70th birthday Sunday, September 12, 2010  at Lourdes hospital. He was a member of Twelve Oaks Baptist Church and retired from Westvaco Paper Mill. His hobbies included gardening, taking care of his yard and following the activities that his children and grandchildren were involved in. Services will be held Thursday, September, 16, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Brinker officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 15, 2010, after 4:00 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Vara Malone Powell; one daughter, Kristie Stuber and husband David, and three sons, Bryan Keith Powell, Timothy Adams and wife Holly, Bill Adams and wife Anita, all of Paducah; two sisters, Frances Reeder of Phoenix, Ariz., and Hilda Bogle of Fancy Farm, Ky.; two brothers, James Eldred Powell of Milburn, Ky., and Harrell Powell and wife Avonell of Huntington, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Cohen Malone Adams, Bella Grace Adams, Kimberly Ann Darnall and husband Chad, Whitney Dawn Adams, Nicholas Keith Stuber and wife Mary Beth and Eric Bryan Stuber; five great-grandchildren, Madalyn Fae Darnall, William Edward Darnall, Madison Nicole Stuber, Samuel Patryk Stuber and Morgan Elizabeth Stuber; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents, James Ray and Ida Elsie Tackett Powell; one sister; and one brother. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Twelve Oaks Baptist Church, 2110 New Holt Rd., Paducah, KY 42001.


ARNOLD D. HUDLOW

MAY 19, 1933-SEP 5, 2010

CONNELL, WA—Arnold D. Hudlow died September 5, 2010, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer. Arnold was born May 19, 1933, in Lind, WA, to Floyd and Blanche Hudlow. He was a lifelong resident of the North Franklin community. He attended school in Kahlotus for 7 years, graduated from Connell High School and received a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Washington State College. He married his high school sweetheart, Danell Jolly, on August 29, 1953. After college, he returned home to the family dry land wheat farm. Arnold was very active in his community. He was a member of the Connell/Kahlotus Grange for over 60 years; a board member of Bailie Youth Ranch for 9 years; member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers; served as fire commissioner for North Franklin County District No. 1; was on the board of directors for the Connell Heritage Museum; was an active member of the Connell United Methodist Church, and is the current Connell Man of the Year. He is survived by Danell, his wife of 57 years; sister, Ella Mae Hudson; children, Jodi (Barrie) McDougall, Jeri (Tim) Erdman, Wayde (Kathy) Hudlow, Jamie (Terry) Utecht, Dan Pavel and Sam Pavel; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and several nieces and nephew. A memorial service will be held Monday, September 13, 11:00 a.m., at the Connell United Methodist Church. A family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Connell Heritage Museum Annex Building Fund in lieu of flowers. Memorials may be sent to Connell Heritage Museum, Box 1185, Connell, WA 99326. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco is in charge of the arrangements.

AUG 14, 1933-SEP 4, 2010

HENDERSON, KY—Charles Robert Hall, 77, Henderson, died at 2:57 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky. He was a member of Airline Baptist Church. He was a Korean War and Vietnam War U.S. Navy retired veteran, having served for 21 years. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed working in his yard and traveling. He was a devoted family man. He was preceded in death by one son, Tony Wayne Hall; his parents, Byron Hollis and Lilah Bell Vowels Hall; and one great-granddaughter, Kiley Crowley. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Glenda Faye Woodard Hall; three daughters, Debra Lynn Sowders and her husband, Stephen, Susan Denise Wooten and her husband, Tommy, and Melissa Faith Litton and her husband, Byron, all of Henderson; one sister, Elizabeth Ann Thompson of Henderson; two brothers, James L. Hall of Henderson and Byron H. Hall Jr., of San Antonio; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Embry will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Henderson County Diabetes Coalition. Pallbearers will be Thomas Wooten, II, Tony Wayne Hall, II, Charles Samuel Barnett, Christopher Litton, Travis Burnette, Chris Crowley, Richie Fulkerson and John Cardwell.

GORDON MITCHELL

AUG 14, 1963-AUG 30, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Gordon Mitchell, 47, of Cadiz, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Cannon will officiate. Burial will follow at Canton Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Mitchell died at 10 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2010 at Garrett Farms in Trigg County due to injuries sustained in a horse-riding accident. He was born August 14, 1963 in Caldwell County. He was the farm manager for Garrett Farms and was the former owner and operator of Cadiz Family Restaurant. He was the president of the Kentucky Junior Rodeo Association, secretary for Ducks Unlimited and coordinator of the Toys for Tots Annual Trail Ride. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. He attended Canton Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother and step-father Janie (Williams) and Tommy Oliver of cadiz; daughter Megan Mitchell of Cadiz; fiancee Pebbles Lancaster of Cadiz; brother and sister-in-law Greg and Melissa Mitchell of Cadiz; step-daughter Chassen Lancaster of Cadiz; foster brother Gary “J.R.” Houha of Cadiz; step-brother and sister-in-law Michael and Christy Oliver of Cadiz; step-sister and brother-in-law Missy and Jay Lefan of Eddyville; nephew Caleb Mitchell of Cadiz; step-mephews Cody Autry and Ty Lefan; step-nieces Courtney Oliver and Lauren Oliver; several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Willard “Pete” Barkley Mitchell, Sr., and brother Willard Barkley Mitchell, Jr. Pallbearers at the service were Paul Hyde, Craig Banister, Anthony Fourshee, J.R. Houha, Danny Stewart, Darren McChristian, Ronnie Coleman and Ken Hall. Memorials may be made to the Megan Mitchell Fund, c/o Heritage Bank.

MELISSA "MISSY" SKINNER HERNDON

APR 19, 1972-AUG 28, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Missy Herndon, 38, of Cadiz, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Geoff Baggett and Julie Colley officiated. Burial followed at New Skinner Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Herndon died following a short illness at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She was born April 19, 1972 in Cadiz to Johnny and Donna Sue Skinner. She was a member of Crossroads Fellowship Church. In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, John Herndon of Cadiz; son Devin Herndon and daughter Kyler Herndon, both of Cadiz; brother Jonathan Skinner of Cadiz; sister Crystal Ziler; nephews Matthew Skinner and Aiden Robinson; and nieces Brooklyn Robinson, Kaitlyn Robinson and Jordan Skinner. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Haydon and Opal Sholar; paternal grandparents Ricks and Jewell Skinner, Jr.; and nephew Alex Skinner. Pallbearers are Devin Herndon, Jonathan Skinner, Wayne Sholar, Chris Kiedrowski, Tony Merrick, John Herndon, Harold Robinson and Jeremy Sholar. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Dee Eggers, 203 Choctaw Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.

DEBORAH WAGONER JOHNSON

APR 2, 1956-AUG 23, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Mrs. Deborah (Debbie) Ann Johnson age 54 of Schaefer Street passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 at her home of a homicide. Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Friday, August 27, 2010 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West. Visitation will be at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home Hopkinsville Friday, August 27, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Mrs. Johnson was born in Hopkinsville, KY, on April 22, 1956 to the late Raymond and Madline Batoe Wagoner. Debbie was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Johnson in 2006; and a brother. Survivors include her son, Michael Johnson Sr. of Hopkinsville, KY; two daughters, Amy Groom and Kimberley Johnson both of Hopkinsville, KY; a half brother, Clifford Orten of Hopkinsville, KY; a sister, Barbara Wagoner of Crofton, KY; two grandsons, Michael Johnson Jr. and William Gunnar Groom.

CHARLES SMITH HAMBY, JR.

DEC 1, 1923-AUG 18, 2010

SIMPSONVILLE, SC—Charles Smith Hamby Jr. formally of Simpsonville, passed away at Rolling Green Village in Greenville on Wednesday August 18, 2010. He was born December 1, 1920 in Greenville County, SC to the late Charlie Smith Hamby and Mary Jane Garrett Hamby. He moved to Simpsonville, SC in 1931and resided there for most of his life. Mr. Hamby was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Elwood Compton Hamby. He is survived by his current wife of seven years, Mary Frances, his son Jerry Hamby and his wife Cindy, granddaughter Courtney Hamby Altizer and her husband Clay, granddaughter Erin Elwood Hamby, and great grand- daughter Cora Brice Altizer; by his stepchildren Mary Linda Cox, Thomas Leroy Cox and his wife Suzanne, Frances Cox Street and her husband Steve, Carmen Cox Taylor and her husband Jeff, and 15 step-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Betty Barbary of Simpsonville and Mildred Hawthorne of Sumter, and brothers Robert E. Hamby and wife JoAnn of Simpsonville, and Dr. John V. (Dick) Hamby and wife Peggy of Fort Mill, and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers-in-law Andy Hawthorne and Red Barbary. Mr. Hamby was a 1939 graduate of Simpsonville High School where he was an outstanding athlete, lettering in baseball, basketball, football, and track. He was a southpaw first baseman who played American Legion and mill team baseball. He was being scouted by major league teams when he was struck down by crippling arthritis. Mr. Hamby was president of the first high school class to graduate from the site of the present Simpsonville Civic Auditorium and a member of the last basketball team to play in the basement gymnasium of the old high school. He acted in a number of school and local plays. Mr. Hamby remained a member of the Simpsonville First Baptist Church from 1934 until present. He served as a deacon for more than 30 years, acting as chairman for one year. He sang in the sanctuary choir for more than 30 years, and was a charter member of the Senior Joyful Hearts Choir. He was a member of the Joy Fellowship from 1982 until present, serving as treasurer for many years. He and his first wife (Miss Dot) worked part-time at the First Baptist Child Development Center for a number of years, deriving great joy from their duties there. He delivered Meals on Wheels for 20 years. Mr. Hamby was active in the Jaycees, the Rotary Club, and the Lions Club. He was vice-president of the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce, president of the Hillcrest High School Boosters Club, treasurer of the Simpsonville PTA, and a member of the board of Fox Run Country Club. A visitation will be held on Saturday August 21, 2010 in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Simpsonville from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. The memorial service will be at 2:30pm on Saturday August 21in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Simpsonville.


RUBY EZELL LANCASTER

JUN 16, 1925-AUG 14, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Ezell Lancaster, 85, of Cadiz, were held Monday, August 16, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Larry Lancaster, lay minister of the Episcopal Cathedral in Nashville officiated. Burial followed at Trigg Memory Acres. Mrs. Lancaster died of natural causes at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz. Ruby Lancaster was born June 16, 1925 in Trigg County to Richard and Ollie Wyatt Ezell. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lancaster; parents, Richard and Ollie Ezell-Mize; four brothers, Ewing, Jesse, Frank and RD Ezell; and three sisters, Lillie Thomas, Ida Mae Daugherty and Lois Barnes. Survivors include one son, Larry Lancaster of Nashville, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews. Music was given by Barbara Jean Futrell, pianist and vocalist, Patsy Wallace and Mitzi McNichols, vocalists, and Stacey Futrell, guitarist and vocalist.


NANCY OWENS WILCOX

MAR 22, 1938-AUG 10, 2010

TUSCON, AS—Nancy Owens Wilcox 72, a Tucson, AZ resident since 1943, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. She was born in Evansville, Indiana, to Ronald and Lillian Owens and was a graduate of Amphitheater High School. She was employed by Handmaker Nursing Home at various positions for 27 years. She enjoyed writing poems and working in her garden in the company of her dog Rosie. Nancy is survived by her sister, Dixie (Robert) Wilkendorf of Las Vegas, NV; sons, Monte and Mark Wilcox and her daughters, Wendy Wilcox and Leah (Fritz) Ficke, all of Tucson. She is also survived by two nieces, three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The Funeral Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 2010 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL with interment immediately following at South Lawn Cemetery.
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DONALD GENE BATTOE

AUG 6, 1942-AUG 9, 2010

PADUCAH, KY—Donald “Chigger” Battoe, 68, of Paducah died at 6 p.m. Monday, August 9, 2010 at his home. Mr. Battoe was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Navy veteran, a pipefitter and welder and a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 184 in Paducah. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Karen Joy Scott Battoe; one daughter, Carri Renee Battoe of Paducah; one son, Jerry Don Battoe of Ledbetter; three sisters, Linda Sue Steger and Margaret Ann Turner, both of West Paducah, and Mary Ellen Lambert of Melber; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin and Martha Ellen Hyde Battoe; one granddaughter; one sister; and two brothers. Services will be at noon Friday, August 13, 2010 at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Russell officiating. Burial will be at Fooks Cemetery with military rites.


BONNER OWEN JOSEPH BLANCHARD

APR 28, 1922-AUG 8, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Bonner Owen Joseph Blanchard, 88, died Sunday, August 8, 2010, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Rick Stevens and the Rev. Steven Sholar officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West. A native of Houma, La., he was born April 28, 1922, the son of the late Elgin Joseph and Nora Blanchard. He entered military service in 1939 and retired in 1972 after having served 31 years. He was a member of the 31st Infantry Division of Louisiana, which was one of the first divisions to deploy to Europe and remained there for the duration of World War II. He then served in the 325th Glider Infantry, and had also served with the 23rd Division, 1st Cavalry Division and the 82nd and 11th Airborne Divisions. He served two tours of duty in Korea, receiving the United Nations Korean Medal and two tours in Vietnam and was the recipient of the Bronze Star which was awarded to him by the Marines for service with them at the Battle of Quang Tri in Vietnam. He was a master parachutist, a master of explosive ordinance disposal, a deep sea diver and was a nuclear weapons officer. A Mason, he was also a member of the First Baptist Church and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Radio Relay League as a HAM radio operator. Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Sholar Blanchard; a son, Jonathan Mark Bonner Blanchard, Chicago; a sister, Rena Blanchard Domangue, Houma, La., and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International.


FRANKIE MARIE MITCHELL SHAW

APR 4, 1939-AUG 6, 2010

CLARKSVILLE, TN— Frankie Marie Shaw, 71, Clarksville, TN, died Friday August 6, 2010 at Gateway Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held Monday Augutst 9, 2010 10:00 a.m. at McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Shaw was born in Princeton, KY, April 4, 1939, daughter of the late, Lonnie and Hazel Spurlock Mitchell. Mrs. Shaw was a homemaker. Mrs. Shaw is survived by her children, Donald Shaw of Ft. Worth, TX, Larry Shaw of Christian County, KY and Janet Rook of Kansas City, Kansas:brother, Mike Mitchell of Bismarck, Kansas; sister, Yvonne Armstrong of Princeton, KY and 5 grandchildren.


IMA NELL SHELTON TAYLOR

NOV 19, 1928-AUG 4, 2010

CLARKSVILLE, TN—Ima Nell Taylor, 81, Clarksville, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at Gateway Medical Center.  The funeral will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Anglin Funeral Home with Christopher Page officiating. Burial will be in Bristow Lancaster, Cadiz, KY. Anglin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born November 19, 1928 in Stewart Co., TN daughter of the late Wilkins and Altha Moore Shelton. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and Christian. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Taylor. Survivors include her daughters, Darlene (Robert) Doe, Clarksville, TN and Charlene (Jerry) Miller, Indian Mound, TN; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jerry Wayne and Lee Miller, Robert Doe, Jerry "Pete" Knight, Bryce Page and Ralph Shelton.


RITA FAYE BRIDGES JEWELL

FEB 13, 1963-JUL 30, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Rita Faye Bridges Jewell, age 47, of Cadiz, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 2, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated. Interment followed at Wallonia Cemetery. Mrs. Jewell passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010, at her home in Trigg County. She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and had worked at Trigg County Hospital in the housekeeping department. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Jewell; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Paul Birk of Livingston County and KaLyn and Vic Haines of Cadiz; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Alicia Jewell of Livingston County; 10 step-grandchildren, Britney Skinner, Collin Burk, Austin Birk, Brady Birk, Blake Jewell, Faith Jewell, Michelle Haines, Ashton Haines, Gage Haines, Payton Haines; one step-great-grandchild, Meagan Skinner; and aunt and uncle John and Shirley Bridges of Cadiz. She was preceded in death by her father, James Hollis Bridges, and mother, Bessie Mae Cunningham Bridges; and twin siblings Sandra Kaye Bridges and James Ray Bridges. Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Cunningham, Larry Dale Rogers, Scotty Hampton, Donald Bridges, Brent Ingram, Lanny Bridges, Ricky P’Pool and Matt Skinner.


MOSCO DORIS BRIDGES, JR

NOV 16, 1943-JUL 24, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Mosco Doris Bridges, Jr., 66, of Magnolia,Texas, died Saturday, July 24, 2010. Mr. Bridges died of natural causes at Tomball Regional Hospital in Tomball, Texas. He was born on November 16, 1943 in Trigg County, to Mosco Doris Bridges and Myra Dean Sumner Bridges. He was of the Baptist faith and was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Diane Henderson Bridges of Magnolia, Texas; one son, Tom Bridges (and wife Toni) of Alvaton; two daughters, Jennifer Buergermeister of Houston, Texas, and Gina Futrell (and husband Jeff) of Cadiz; one sister, Rhonda Hogan of Cadiz; four grandchildren, Amanda Futrell Gersham, Chad Futrell, Ashlee Futrell, Magen Bridges; three great grandchildren, Ben Futrell, Tucker Futrell and Carsen Gresham. A memorial service will be held at a later date. King’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

SARAH GRIFFITH WHEELER

JAN 6, 1918-JUL 23, 2010

MAYFIELD, KY—Mrs. Sarah Griffith Wheeler, 92, of the Cuba Community died Friday, July 23, 2010 at the Mills Health & Rehab Center in Mayfield. She was a member of Cuba Baptist Church. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by a son Karl Wheeler of Cuba, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Freddie Ray Wheeler. Her parents were Ruffe and Pearl (Martin) Griffith. Graveside services for Mrs. Wheeler will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the Cuba Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Stinson, Sr. officiating. Visitation will be after 11:00AM Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield


EVELYN BERNICE DOWDY FAUGHN

FEB 18, 1939-JUL 17, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Evelyn Bernice Faughn, 64, Hopkinsville, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton with Brother Brad Hall officiating. Burial will be at Ridgetop Cemetery in Crofton.  A native of Akron, Ohio, she was born Feb. 18, 1946, the daughter of the late Joe Dowdy and Effie Diner Taylor. She was retired from Flynn Enterprises and a member of Crofton Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Faughn. Survivors include her sister, Margie Cook, Christian County.

FEB 26, 1938-JUL 16, 2010

YUCCA VALLEY, CA—Tommy Ray Sumner, a 41-year resident of California and 38-year resident of Yucca Valley, died July 16, 2010, at home of cancer. He was 72 years old. The son of Clifford Ray Sumner and Maurine Sullivan, he was born Feb. 26, 1938, in Bristow, Okla. Mr. Sumner was in construction, working for Tomberlin Construction, for more than 20 years before he retired. He was married to Catherine Crovella for 22 years. His wife preceded him in death eight years ago. He also was preceded in death by his father 24 years ago, his daughter three months ago and his nephew five years ago. He is survived by mother Maurine of Yucca Valley; sister Carole Schreiber of Yucca Valley, niece Dawn Roth of Yucca Valley; great-nephews Richard Martinez of Yucca Valley and Jonny Martinez of Redlands; daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Greg Carter of Arcadia; grandsons Michael Carter of Arcadia and Eric Barth of Ramona; granddaughters Laura Sprayberry of Ramona and Jessica of Murrieta; sisters-in-law Ginny (Bill) Slonecker of Tennessee, Clara Gipe of Yucca Valley and Marian (Tom) Trollan of Murrietta; and best friends Fuller and Tina Johnson of Oregon and Jerry and Diane Weaver of Yucca Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


DALE THOMAS CALHOUN

AUG 13, 1939-JUL 12, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Dale Calhoun, 70, of Cadiz, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Revs. Ronnie Hooks and Irvin Darnall officiated. Burial followed at Lucian Thomas Family Cemetery in Trigg County. Mrs. Calhoun died at 9 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2010 at her residence in Trigg County of natural causes. Mrs. Calhoun was born Sunday, August 13, 1939, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late Homer Blane and Beulah Bridges Thomas. Mrs. Calhoun was a homemaker and former magistrate. She was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and church treasurer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin “Goober” Calhoun, son William Dale Smith and sister Dora Larue Oliver. Survivors include one sister, Sue Anna King of Cadiz; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Thomas and Pauletta Calhoun of Cadiz; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Thomas Stallons, Josh King, Kevin Latham, Micah Calhoun, Stephen Carr, Jason Oakley, Nick Marlowe and Ryan Augustnovich. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Oliver, Terry Alderson, Dustin Finley and Mike Carr. Steve Darnall, organist, Jessica Riley, pianist, and Roy Marquess, Jr., vocalist, provided the music.



LOUISE THOMAS BOYD

OCT 19, 1913-JUL 9, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Louise Thomas Boyd, 96, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Cadiz, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Norman Ellis officiated. Burial followed at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mrs. Boyd died of natural causes at 4 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2010 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Mrs. Boyd was born Saturday, October 19, 1913 in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late John Vernon and Clementine Wilson Thomas Thomas. Mrs. Boyd was retired from Trigg County Farmers Bank with 38 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., and former member of Cadiz Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School teacher for many years. She was an avid golfer and well-known for her cooking talents. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Jefferson Boyd; one sister, Isabella Thomas Francis; two nephews, Thomas Houston Francis and Phillip Reagon Francis; one niece, Allison Boyd; and great-great nephew Robert Scott Francis. Survivors include two nephews, several great nieces and nephews, several great-great nieces and nephews and several great-great great nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Tom Francis, J.D. Zornes, Adam Zornes, Jeff Bostick, Jordan Bostick, Jessica Bostick and Tom Vinson. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. George Thomas and Byron Boyd.  Memorials may be made to Cadiz Baptist Church PO Box 606, Cadiz, KY 42211.

LENA MAE RYE BANISTER

JAN 26, 1924-JUL 6, 2010

CADIZ, KY— Funeral services for Lena Mae Rye Banister, 86, of Cadiz, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Revs. Harry Lewis and Ray Mullen officiated. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. Mrs. Banister died of natural causes at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at her residence in Cadiz. Mrs. Banister was born Saturday, January 26, 1924, in Logan County. She was the daughter of the late Robert Hill and Mary Nellie Isabelle Johnson Rye. Mrs. Banister was retired from Trigg County Hospital with 23 years of service as an LPN. She was a member of the Cadiz United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Charles Ray Banister; two brothers, Robert Ray Rye and Charles Riley Rye; and one niece, Joan Parrent Payne. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Lemuel James Banister, Jr. of Cadiz; one son and daughter-in-law, Carey David and Diane Banister of Cadiz; grandchildren Drs. Jason and Karen Banister of Paducah and Carrie Banister of Cadiz; great grandchildren Sarah Banister, David Banister and Samuel Banister, all of Paducah; great nieces Elizabeth Ann Hayes and Julia Lynn Haun, both of Gallatin, Tenn. Serving as pallbearers were James Otis Skinner, Hollis Alexander, John R. Vinson, III, Paul Godwin, Scott Sanders, Burton Aldridge, Buddy Sivills and Butch McElwain. Pam Witty, organist, provided the music. Memorials may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice 220 burley Dr., Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Trigg County Humane Society PO Box 2050, Cadiz, KY 42211 or WNKJ Radio.



BILLY RAY FUTRELL

OCT 6, 1940-JUL 4, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY— Funeral services for Billy Ray “Snake” Futrell were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. David Ray Futrell officiated at the services. Burial followed at East End Cemetery, in Cadiz. Mr. Futrell died at 10:14 a.m. Sunday, July 4, 2010 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes. Mr. Futrell was born Sunday, October 6, 1940 in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Joe Miller and Opal Ophelia Frith Futrell. Mr. Futrell was retired as an Industrial Electrician. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, William Dotson Futrell and one sister, Martha Jo Futrell. Survivors include his wife Melba Skinner Futrell of Hopkinsville, one brother, Jerry David Futrell of Cadiz, and one sister, Mary Linda Adams of Cadiz. Serving, as pallbearers were James Adams, Jason Hawkins, Daryl Hallmark, Brian Futrell, Robert Parker, Shad Futrell and Jeff Futrell. Suellen Hendricks, Pianist provided the music. Memorials can be made to the Humane Society.


BILL CLAYTON FRANCIS

MAY 1, 1933-JUN 19, 2010

CADIZ, KY— Funeral services for Bill Clayton Francis, 77, of Cadiz, were held Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral home in Cadiz. The Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated. Burial followed at Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. Mr. Francis died of natural causes at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Trigg County Hospital. Mr. Francis was born May 1, 1933 in Trigg County. His parents were Clarence Averitt Francis and Berta Thomas Francis. He was a retired school superintendent, having held the position in Hancock and Rowan counties. He was the owner and operator of the Cadiz Speedway Gas Co., and Cadiz-Trigg Recreational restaurant. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Henderson, was a member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121, Rizpah Shrine Temple, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Sara Neville Francis of Cadiz; daughter and son-in-law Donna Ann and David Abell Constantine of Centennial, Ohio; brother Carl Ray Francis of Henderson; and sisters Betty F. Nicholson of Hermitage, Tenn., and Jennifer Elizabeth Constantine and husband Joseph William Constantine. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Francis and Clarence Francis, and a sister, Donna Moore. Pallbearers were Steve Francis, C.A. Francis, Wesley Francis, Gene Francis, Merrick Francis, Bill Wood, George Moore and Bobby Prescott. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Fentress, Dennis Thomas, Rex Francis, Ray Burnam, Roy Ezell and Winfield Witty. Music at the service was provided by Joe Bridges, vocalist, and Jan Oakley, pianist.



BEVERLY TASH BAKER

OCT 7, 1937-JUN 11, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Beverly Tash Baker, 72,  died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2010,  of natural causes at her home on Gracey-Herndon Road. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Bill Watson officiating. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A native of New York, she was born Oct. 7, 1937, the daughter of the late George E. and Dorothy Edith Collins Tash. She was co-owner and bookkeeper for Baker Accounting and had worked for many years in the operation of the Trail of Tears. Her husband, Walter Baker, died in 2002. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Jay and George Kermit Nave, both of the county; a daughter, Tasha Ann Nave, Hopkinsville; a brother, George L. Tash, Phoenix; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the local Trail of Tears Commemorative Park.


DESTELLE ALBERTA GREEN LANCASTER

JAN 12, 1921-JUN 11, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Mrs. Destelle Alberta Green Lancaster, age 89, of Cerulean, Ky., died Friday, June 11, 2010, at her home in Cerulean, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cadiz Church of Christ. She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty & Robert Hayes of Pembroke, Ky. and Rosie & Wayne East of Hopkinsville, Ky. Two sisters, Marie Cerasi of Tampa, Fla. and Virginia Forsythe of Cadiz, Ky. One brother, Morgan Green of Cerulean, Ky. Seven grandchildren and spouses- David & Anne East, Sandy Hayes & Michael Higgins, Lisa lancaster & Tim Rawlins, John & Renee Lancaster, Todd & Emily Hayes, DeAnna East & Scott Daniel, Leigh-Anne Hayes & Todd Price. Thirteen great-grandchildren- Chassen Lancaster, Benjamin Higgins, Caleb Lee Rawlins, Emily Higgins, Erin Higgins, Connor Rae East, Tabby Rawlins, Jacob Price, Jensen Price, Simon East, Will Hayes, Patrick Higgins &  Daven Daniel. One Daughter-In-Law- Evelyn Grace Lancaster, Two Sisters-In-Law-Wilma Green & Sue Green, One Brother-In-Law and wife- Joe Lacy & Lucy Lancaster and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in Death by: Husband-Garnett Lancaster, Son-John Lewis Lancaster, Father-Chess Louis Green, Mother-Minnie Opal (Hester) Green, Two Brothers-Nelson Green and Raymond Green, One Sister-Shirley Green. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, Ky.  Funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home of Cadiz, KY at 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 16, 2010 , Randall Evans officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville, Ky.


NETTIE CARTER BRIDGES RIVENBARK

OCT 17, 1916-MAY 24, 2010

DELAND, FL —Nettie Carter Bridges Rivenbark died May 24, 2010. She was born October 17, 1916 in Canton, KY to Alvin G. and Bertha Major Bridges. She had two sisters, Eleanor Cleere and Edith Strang. Her father was in the Army Corp of Engineers, working on the area rivers to build locks and dams. During that time the family lived in eight different states. They finally settled in Hopewell, VA where Nettie graduated from high school. She also attended Hume Froge Prepartory School in Nashville, TN where she studied journalism. While in Hopewell she met and married Wilburn H. Rivenbark, Jr. They had four children. They moved to DeLand in 1943. She spent the rest of her life in this area except for five years in GA. Nettie was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeLand where she taught Sunday School for many years, served as a WMU President, a Deacon, in Stephen Ministries, and Jail Ministries. Nettie received awards from the Volusia County Dept. of Corrections for the Spiritual Program in 1979 and 1981. She was also politically active in the Democratic Party where she met Bob Graham, Lawton Chiles, and Bill Clinton. She was a member of NOW. She was a Poll Worker for the Election Dept. She loved to travel and visited twenty two countries in Europe. Nettie is survived by her children, Patricia R. Hendricks of DeLand, W.H. (Rick) Rivenbark III of Birmingham, AL, Kenneth F. and Randi D. Rivenbark of Brevard, NC; as well as nine grandchildren, Stewart and Steven Hendricks of DeLand, Laura Hughes of Orlando, Charles Rivenbark of Tampa, W.H. Rivenbark IV of TN, Tom Rivenbark of VA, Shawn Stamper and Dori Barron of NC, and Ken Rivenbark Jr. of WA; twenty great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. After cremation at Lankford Funeral Home there will be a Memorial Service in the Powel Family Chapel at First Baptist Church of DeLand on May 29, 2010 at 2 P.M. Later she will be buried in the Drury Bridges Cemetery in Canton, KY. Donations may be made to Halifax Health –Hospice of Volusia/Flagler (West Vol. Care Center) 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129 or First Baptist Church of DeLand 725 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32724. Lankford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KATHRYN E. MARSHALL WRIGHT

1974-MAY 23, 2010

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ERIC ANDREW WRIGHT

1996-MAY 23, 2010


COLUMBUS, OH—Kathryn (Katy) Wright, age 36, and son Eric Andrew Wright, age 13, went to heaven together Sunday, May 23, 2010. Katy attended Ohio Dominican College. She was named Who's Who of American College Students and American High School Students. She was an early childhood educator much beloved by her many students who lives she touched. She loved art, music, literature, history and travel. She loved her son Eric beyond all else. Eric was a student and band member of General Sherman Junior High School, Lancaster. He loved art, music, traveling, video games and going to the lighthouse at Marblehead with his mother. He delighted in his sister, Aria. They are survived by mother and grandmother, Nancy Marshall; father and grandfather, Mike Marshall and step-mother and grandmother, Ok Marshall; Eric's father and step-mother, Jason and Camille Wright; his grandparents, Kenneth and Betty Wright; his great-grandmother, Ruth Wright; his sister, Aria Wright; Kathryn's sister, Mary; her grandmothers, Lucille Winslow and Virginia Marshall; many other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by grandfathers and great- grandfathers Jeane Edwin Winslow, Harold Raymond Marshall, his great-grandfather Elisha Luther Wright, her much loved great aunt and uncle Peachie and Harold Thompson of Plain City, Ohio. Funeral service Friday 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Mike O'Bryant officiating. Interment Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Epilepsy Foundation, in Katy's memory, The General Sherman Junior High School Band, Columbus College of Art and Design  in Eric's memory or the family to assist in final expenses.


CLARENCE LAYTON FRANCIS

JUN 17, 1929-MAY 18, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Clarence L. Francis, 80, of Brentwood, Tennessee, formerly of Trigg County, Kentucky were held Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Interment followed at Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. The Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated. Mr. Francis passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Greenhills Health & Rehabilitation Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Madisonville, Kentucky. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II. He retired as a CPA and was a partner at the Hoskins & Francis CPA Firm. He was also a member of Shriners, Madisonville Rotary Club, Madisonville Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He is survived by his one daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Bill Wood of Brentwood, Tennessee; one sister, Betty F. Nicholson of Hermitage, Tennessee; two brothers, Bill Francis of Cadiz, Kentucky and Carl Ray Francis of Henderson, Kentucky; and three grandchildren, Morgan Wood, Alex Wood and Zach Wood. He was preceded in death by his father Clarence Averitt Francis, mother Berta Thomas Francis, wife Joan B. Francis, brother Robert Francis and sister Donna Moore. Music was provided by Clay King, vocalist and pianist. Pallbearers were George Moore, Gene Nicholson, Merrick Francis, Winfield Witty, Dale Light and Clarence Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were Rex Francis, C A Francis, Wes Francis and Steve Francis. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.

HELEN THOMPSON RATCHFORD

MAY 16, 1916-MAY 11, 2010

CORVALLIS, OR, —Helen A. Ratchford, 93, of Corvallis died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born on May 16, 1916, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Carl William and Hannah Hegge Thompson. Helen was raised in Stoughton, Wis. She graduated from Chicago’s Lutheran Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in 1936. After working as a registered nurse for three years, she returned to school and graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., in 1942, with a bachelor of arts degree in social work. She did graduate work at Columbia University’s New York School of Social Work before joining the U.S. Navy in 1943, where she met her future husband, Paul D. Ratchford, at the Long Beach, Calif., Naval Hospital. While raising her five children in Los Gatos, Calif., Helen helped start an investment club, as well as being active in community and cultural events. She returned to work in the mid-1960s, and worked first at Los Gatos Community Hospital and then at the Santa Clara County Department of Social Services.  In 1968, Helen moved to Rochester, Minn., and worked at the Olmsted County Department of Social Services, retiring in 1979 to Santa Cruz, Calif. In 1990, she moved to Corvallis. Her interests included gardening, reading, traveling, and — especially — spending time with family and friends. Helen’s compassion, strength, sense of humor and open-mindedness are a few of the reasons she was a wonderful role model for her family and for many who knew her. Helen was preceded in death by Paul; and her brother, Carl Thompson of Stoughton, Wis. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Thompson Curtiss of Darlington, Wis.; her children, Terese of Rochester, Tim (Ann) of Los Gatos, and Paulette, Peter and Terrel of Corvallis; and grandchildren Lauren and Ivan Batinich of San Jose, Calif., and Hannah and William Ratchford of Los Gatos. Memorial contributions in the name of Helen Ratchford can be made to the Samaritan Health Services Foundation for Samaritan Home Health Services, 3600 N.W. Samaritan Drive, P.O. Box 1068, Corvallis, OR 97339.


CYNTHIA "CYNDI" HATFIELD MIZE

NOV 2, 1942-MAY 3, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Cyndi Mize, 67, of Cadiz, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Trigg County. The Revs. Jack Larwa and Kenny Rogers will officiate. Burial followed at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Mize died after a long battle with cancer at 7:45 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2010 at her residence in Trigg County. She had worked as a test administrator with the U.S. Department of Defense and as a budget analyst for PADD. She was also well known for her work as an International Arabian Horse Breeder. She was a member and past president of the Trigg County Athletic Booster Club and Trigg County Riding Club. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where she had served as church pianist and Sunday School teacher. Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Mize of Cadiz; son and daughter-in-law Sam and Charity Gallogly of Cadiz; daughter and son-in-law Debroah and Stefen Schael of Germany; seven grandchildren, Ryan Gallogly, Peyton Gallogly, Grant Gallogly, MacKayla Cadena, Braden Cadena, Timothy Schael and Laura Schael. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grandville Sam and Marie DeGarmo Hatfield; one son, Timothy Gallogly; and two brothers, Roger Hatfield and Doug Hatfield. Pallbearers were Sam Gallogly, Ryan Gallogly, William Lawrence, Richard Binkley, Bill Pruitt, Burton Aldridge, Rabon Crump and Bill Schafer. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Watkins, Jerry Estes, Bob Bowers and Jim Ezell. Music was provided by Kim Crump, pianist. Memorial contrubutions may be made to Trigg County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, KY 42211; Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240; or African Inland Mission International, Inc., Feed the Children, P.O. Box 178, Pearl River, NY 10965-0178 (Identify for AIM Mission c/o Steve and Nancy Peifer).

ELVIS H. BUTLER, SR.

JUN 4, 1924-MAY 1, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Elvis H. Butler Sr., 85, of Woodmont Drive, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tenn., of natural causes. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. A native of Warren County, he was born June 4, 1924, the son of the late Edward N. and Ida Sublett Butler. He was an Army veteran, having served in WWII. He had been a building contractor. He was a member of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his wife, June Lancaster Butler, in 1998 and a son, Loys Edward Butler, in 1993. Survivors include his son, Elvis Butler Jr., Chapel Hill, Tenn.; two daughters, Virginia Butler, Nashville, and Marilyn Sechrest, Lewisburg, Tenn.; a sister, Altie Rives, Bowling Green, and a granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at 333 Guthrie St., Suite 207 Louisville, KY 40202.


MIKE L. THOMAS

MAY 25, 1946-MAY 1, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Mike L. Thomas, 63, of Hopkinsville, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz with the Rev. Irvin Darnall officiating. Interment with full military honors was at the Drury-Bridges Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Thomas died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at VA Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was a US Army Vietnam veteran, a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church, VFW, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Moose Lodge. He is survived by his two sons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Susan Thomas of Hopkinsville and Bryan Thomas of Hopkinsville; one sister and brother-in-law, Nina and Frank Alderson of Cadiz; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Eunice Thomas of Cadiz; three grandchildren, Tyler Adams, Bailey Thomas and Mike Thomas, Jr..  He was preceded in death by his father, Preston H. Thomas, and mother, Mary Bridges Thomas; and two brothers, Harry Thomas and Buster James Thomas.Serving as pallbearers were Carl Sumner, Ray Burnam, Ray Grasty, Robert Brown, Dennis Thomas, Bruce White and Monty Stagner.


SELDON EARL THOMAS, JR.

AUG 19, 1958-APR 28, 2010

CADIZ, KY--Funeral services for Seldon Earl Thomas, Jr., age 51, of Greenbrier, Tennessee, formerly of Trigg County, were held  Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Ramsey and Dr. Bill Clark officiating. Interment followed at Delmont Baptist Church Cemetery in Trigg County. Mr. Thomas passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tennessee. He was a member of Hillview Baptist Church, Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and was the operations manager for US Trucking. He is survived by his wife Anna Graham Thomas of Greenbrier, Tennessee; father Seldon Earl Thomas, Sr., of Owensboro, Kentucky; mother Justine Johnson Vowell of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; two sons, Michael S. Thomas of Castalian Springs, Tennessee, and Lee Thomas of Jackson, Georgia; one step son, John Poindexter of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one brother, Danny Vowell of Hopkinsville; two sisters, Gretchen Green of Norwalk, Conn., and Dawn Elizabeth Lambert of Owensboro; four grandchildren and one step grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Belinda Carol Miller, stepfather Julian R. “Bobby” Vowell, maternal grandparents Charles Alpha and Rosie Lee Sowell Johnson, and paternal grandparents Cecil S. and Dorothy Clark Thomas. Music was provided by David Elliott, pianist and vocalist. Pallbearers were Michael Thomas, Lee Thomas, Danny Vowell, John Poindexter, Tony Thuman and Josh Lambert.



EDITH BRIDGES STEPHENS

FEB 17, 1911-APR 13, 2010

IMBODEN, AR--Edith B. Stephens, 99, of Imboden, died April 13, 2010, at Randolph County Nursing Home in Pocahontas. Born Feb. 17, 1911, in Imboden, she was the daughter of Orren and Dora Lee Matthews Bridges. She owned a jewelry store in Fort Worth for many years and also owned a beauty shop. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford Bridges, Homer Bridges and Ira Bridges. Private funeral services are under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery at Pocahontas.

THOMAS CLAY "TOMMY" FOURSHEE

NOV 22, 1920-APR 4, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services with military honors for Tommy Fourshee, 89, of Cadiz, were held Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Kevin Roberts and O.D. Boyd officiated. Music was provided by vocalist Ann Taylor and pianist Mary Skaggs. Pallbearers were Dale Ezell, Carl Heckmann, Clyde Weaver, Ricky Ray Jones, Don Hendrix and Dillmon Cunningham. Interment followed at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Mr. Fourshee died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz. He was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was the owner of Fourshee Building Contractor and Fourshee Building Supply in Cadiz. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in World War II, and a member of Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Edith Fourshee of Cadiz; three sons and daughter-in-law, Anthony Fourshee, John and Vickie Fourshee and Paul Fourshee, all of Cadiz; one sister, Irene Coleman of Cadiz; grandchildren Edye and Peter Raymond, Amy and Daric Schroen, John Matt and Michele Fourshee, and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Edwin Raymond and Myles Walker Fourshee. He was preceded in death by his father, Riley Issac Fourshee, mother Edna Carr Fourshee Billington and his first wife, Nell Mize Fourshee.

MAY 23, 1940-MAR 20, 2010

MIDLOTHIAN,VA —Catherine Abernathy Hall, 69, of Midlothian, Va., went home to be with the Lord on March 20, 2010 after a hard-fought battle with cancer . She is survived by her husband and best friend of 52 years, Charles Thomas Hall. She is also survived by her sister, Linda Abernathy. Catherine and Charles have three children, Cathy Good, Diane Hoath, and Tom Hall. Catherine was a wonderful "Nanny" to five grandchildren, Kellie, Aaron, Jason, Stephanie, and Lindsey. She was also blessed to be a part of her five great-grandchildren's lives, Gracie, Jase, Nate, Mo, and Colton. She will be greatly missed by her family, but they take comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus now. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Buford Road Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Buford Road Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. Interment to follow at Dale Memorial Park.


BETTY FUTRELL THOMAS

MAR 13, 1951-MAR 18, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Betty Futrell Thomas, 59, of Cadiz, were held Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Bradley Cornelius officiated. Music was provided by Gracey West Union Baptist Church Praise Team. Interment followed at Lucian Thomas Family Cemetery in Trigg County. Pallbearers were Kelvin Futrell, Josh Futrell, Brent Futrell, Zack Futrell, Logan Adams, Cody Adams and James Austin Thomas. Mrs. Thomas died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. She was a member of Gracey West Union Baptist Church. She was employed at Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where she was an RN. She is survived by her mother, Vivian Burcham Futrell of Cadiz; two step-sons, Barry Haydon Thomas of Hopkinsville and Joseph Lee Thomas of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Elwanda Adams of Hopkinsville, Angelia Cook of Cadiz and Lanita Cox of Taylorsville, Ill.; two brothers, Jimmy Futrell of Hopkinsville and Robert Futrell of Russellville; and two step-grandchildren, Abrigail McKenzie Thomas and James Austin Thomas. She was preceded in death by her father, Dillard Elas Futrell, and her husband, Darce H. Thomas. Memorial contributions can be made to Gracey West Union Baptist Church PO Box 154, Gracey, KY 42232.

DENNIS CALES

DEC 25, 1952-MAR 16, 2010

BAKERSFIELD, CA—Dennis Cales December 25, 1952 - March 16, 2010 Dennis lost his long struggle with cancer on March 16, 2010 with his wife Debbie and daughter Casey at his side. He faced it like he always faced things silently, never complaining with courage and dignity. Dennis was born on Christmas day in 1952 in Palmdale, California. He lived in California most of his young life. His favorite place to live was in Big Bear Lake, California. He always considered that to be his true home. He loved to fish and live in the mountains. Between his Junior and Seniors years, his family moved to Roosevelt, Utah. He met his wife, Debbie there and they were married in Las Vegas in 1974. In 1977, they moved to Chardon, Nebraska where he lived for seven years while working as a carpet installer and had his only child, Casey Melissa. In 1984, Dennis and his family moved to Bakersfield, California where he resided until his death. Dennis loved bowling, golfing and fishing. He loved trips to Laughlin, going to Big Bear Lake and camping in the mountains any time he could. Most of all, he loved playing with his two grandsons, Tommy and Ethan Gillespie, his little buddies. He never complained about having cancer or felt sorry for himself. Instead, he once said he was glad that he had cancer rather than anyone else in the family because he thought he could handle it better. He was a brave person. Dennis is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debbie, daughter Casey Gillespie and son-in-law Tom, the pride and joy of his lives, his grandsons Tommy and Ethan Gillespie, mother and father Ken and Carolyn Cales, father-in-law Clyde Grady, brother and sister-in-law, John and Donna Cales all of Bakersfield, brother and sister-in-law Mike and Betsy Cales of Rapid City, S.D., brother-n-law and sister-in-law Paul and Patty Connolly of Katy, Texas, and niece Laura Nunamaker, great-niece Amber Nunamaker of Bakersfield, and nieces Kathryn Cales, Katie Connolly, nephews Steven and Kevin Cales, and Christopher and Brian Connolly. A memorial service will be held on Friday March 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Greenlawn Southwest. The family invites you to their home following the memorial at 2738 Hempstead Lane for a celebration of Dennis' life. Everyone must Dance.

ESTELLE CHESTER SMITH

DEC 19, 1919-MAR 16, 2010

ST. PETERSBURG,FL —Estelle C. Smith, 90, of St. Petersburg, Florida, had her homegoing Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at her daughter Lisa’s home surrounded by her family. She moved to St. Petersburg in 1947 from her native Brewers, KY, the daughter of the late Guy and Pauline Chester of Benton, KY. She was a Beautician at Maas Brothers St. Petersburg and also managed the Tampa, Florida Maas Brothers Salon and Lady Fair Beauty Salon in Town Plaza in St. Petersburg until she was 75. She is survived by 1 son, Phillip A. Smith of St. Petersburg; 2 daughters, Cheryl A. Scott of Charleston, SC, Lisa A. Rico of St. Petersburg; 2 sisters, Martha Lents and Marilyn Creason both of Benton, KY; 6 grandchildren, Rebecca, Ryan, Shannon, Michael, Rachelle, Kelly; and 6 great grandchildren. Graveside service were held at  3:00 P.M. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Sunnyside Cemetery.

J. T. PORTIS

JAN 16, 1942-MAR 13, 2010

KUTTAWA, KY— J.T. Portis, 68, of Kuttawa died Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Western Baptist Hospital.  Mr. Portis was a retired millwright for Local 1080 in Paducah. He was a member of Suwanee Furnace Baptist Church in Lyon County and was a 45-year member of Suwanee Masonic Lodge No. 190.  Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Louise Smith Portis; one son, Mike Portis of Kuttawa; one daughter, Debbie Portis of Kuttawa; and one sister, Geraldine Mathis of Murray.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lovie Rickman Portis, and one brother. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with the Revs. Jeremy Short and Don Short officiating. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.


HILDA RUTH HIXON

AUG 21, 1953-MAR 6, 2010

MAYFIELD, KY—Hilda Ruth Hixon, 92, of Houston, formerly of Mayfield, Ky, died Saturday, March 6, 2010 at East Regional Medical Center in Houston. Mrs. Hixon was a member of First Baptist Church of Mayfield and a retired employee of Curlee Clothing Co. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Alecia Smith of Mayfield and Jenny Corbitt of Nashville, Tenn.; three stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; four stepgreat-great-grandchildren; two nephews; four nieces; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; three great-great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hixon; two brothers; three sisters; and one stepgranddaughter. Her parents were Monroe and Pearl Hargrove Adams. Services will be at noon Monday at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield with Bob Spillman officiating. Burial will be at Mayfield Memory Gardens.

SEP 27, 1922-MAR 4, 2010

TRENTON, KY—Mrs. Emma Jean Diel Turner, age 87 of Trenton, passed away 3:45 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN of natural causes. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 8, 2010 at Latham Funeral Home with Rev. Don Troutman officiating. Burial will follow in the Edgewood Cemetery in Trenton, KY. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton.  Mrs. Emma was born September 27, 1922 in Clay Co., IN the daughter of the late Dennis and Sarah Augusta Biggs Diel. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lester Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rogers “Rube” Turner in 2008; two brothers, John Rittinghouse and Albert Diel. Survivors include her sons, Jim Turner of Hollywood, FL, Billy Turner and Gifford Turner both of Trenton and Sam Turner of Elkton; her daughters, Ann Washer of Clarksville, TN and Betty Lou Smith of Palmyra, TN; one brother, William Diel of Brazil, IN and one sister, Josephine Webster of Mechanicsburg, IL; 13 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be give to the Lester Memorial Presbyterian Church, C/O Turner Family, 1150 Chapel Hill Road, Trenton, KY 42286.

JAN 10, 1917-MAR 2, 2010

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR—Bernell Smith of North Little Rock, former resident of Marshall died March 02, 2010 at the age of 93. She was born in Marshall to Robert G. and Florence (Greenhaw) Smyth, January 10, 1917. She was a member of the Marshall United Methodist Church, and a school teacher in the Marshall Schools for 35 years. Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons: David and wife Shirley Smith. Don and wife Jackie Smith all of Little Rock, Arkansas. Two brothers: Glee Smyth of Tull, Arkansas and Kenneth Smyth of Marshall, Arkansas. She is also survived by four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Also her husband David Newton (Newt) Smith. Three brothers: Troy Don, Robert and S.C. Smyth. One sister: Mardell Armstrong. Her service was held in Roller Coffman Chapel with Ed Warren officiating. Pallbearers: Keith Smyth, Randy Smyth, Bob Sisco, Roy Dillard and Jimmy Don Parks. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery by Roller Coffman's of Marshall.

SEP 7, 1921-FEB 26, 2010

BALTIMORE, MD—Mignon Powell died on February 26, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Neil S. Powell; devoted mother of Gaylon N. Powell and his wife Helena, Sharon L. Becker and her husband Irvin, Gregory A. Powell and Gary W. Powell and his wife Ann; loving grandmother of Amy, Megan, Ryan and Jeffrey. The family will receive friends at the BRADLEY ASHTON FUNERAL HOME P.A., 2134 Willow Spring Road at Dundalk Avenue, on Tuesday 6 to 9 PM., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM. Interment in Garden of Faith Cemetery.


MAR 27, 1932-FEB 25, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL—LaVerne Freeman, passed away on February 25, 2010. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother to all and was loved by everyone and she will be deeply missed. She is survived by her children, Rebecca Ann Dressel, and Timothy Scott Freeman (Karen), brothers, Larry Spink (Fran), David Spink (Margaret), Steve Spink (Bonnie), sisters, Doris Barnett, Maxine Fair (L.J.), Geraldine Gordon, Gloria Scheurich (Bob), grandchildren, Scott Freeman, John Dressel III, Tommy Weiss and Kenny Weiss, and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM on Monday the 1st at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 4300 Beach Blvd., and Graveside services will be 11AM Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Greenlawn Funeral Home.


MAY 13, 1929-FEB 18, 2010

BRAWLEY, CA—Delton Ray Smyth was born on May 13, 1929 in Seminole, Oklahoma . He moved to California when he was 10 years old. Delton (also known as "Smitty") married Norma Virginia Stanley on June 7, 1948 in Yuma, Arizona. He worked for Sones Plumbing before starting his own plumbing business-Smyth Plumbing in 1964. He retired from his plumbing business in 1980 only to start a new business venture-Smyth Mobile Home Park. He and Norma built, owned and managed the mobile home park until they sold it in 1990. His wife, Norma, preceded him in death in December 2004. He resided in Brawley from 1948 to 2005 when he moved himself, mother-in-law, Katherine Wise, daughter, Cathy, and grandsons, Casey and Cody to Temecula. Delton passed on February 18th due to complications of diabetes. He also suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. Delton was a friend to many in the community of Brawley. He was a trustee and deacon of Western Avenue Baptist Church for many years, as well as a lifetime member of the church. Delton's many hobbies included hunting, fishing and off-road racing. He and Norma traveled all over the country, and throughout Europe and New Zealand. He was a model father, grandfather, brother, and friend and will be missed by all. He is survived by his children, Steve and Cathy Smyth of Temecula, Robert and Shirley Smyth of Brawley, and Cathy and Bob Krause of Temecula; his sister, Loretta Harper of Madera; his grandchildren, Steve and Jackie Smyth, Andrea and Stephen Hassard, Paul and Jennifer Smyth, Valerie Smyth, Michelle Gugger, Casey Riley, and Cody Riley; and his great-granddaughters, Samantha Smyth, Sage Smyth, and Hayley Gugger. Services will be held on Friday, February 26, at Western Avenue Baptist Church officiated by his dear friend, Pastor Wesley Smith, with the viewing beginning at 9 a.m. and a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Norma, at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.


BILLIE BELLE LAWRENCE WILSON

JAN 8, 1926-FEB 18, 2010

LOUISVILLE, KY—Mrs. Billie Belle Lawrence Wilson, 84, Masonic Home Drive, Louisville, formerly of Murray, died Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 6:25 p.m. at Masonic Home of Kentucky, Louisville. A Realtor and Broker for Kopperud Realty, Murray, she also at one time worked as a chef prior to working in the real estate business. She was a member of St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Louisville, and former member of Scotts Grove Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, both of Murray. She was a member of the Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect, Murray Country Club and Murray Woman's Club. She also served on the Kentucky Board of Realtors. She was an excellent cook. She wrote Southern Cooking for Everyday Living Cookbook which was published in 1969, and was an editor for Taste of Home magazine. She taught Sunday school at various churches and was a multi-million dollar producer for Kopperud Realty for many years. She was a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother. Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles Hugo Wilson, who died April 3, 2008; one brother, Robert Lawrence. She was born in Highland Park, Michigan on Jan. 8, 1926 to the late Terry Humphrey Lawrence and Sallie Ann Spann Lawrence.  Survivors include four daughters, Donna Latimer and husband, James Ed, Troy, Mich., Judy Latimer and husband, Jackie Lee, Ball Ground, Ga., Rhonda Howard and husband, Terry, Simpsonville, and Tina McFadzean and husband, Dion, Dubai, UAE; one son, Charles Daniel Wilson, Davenport, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, Jamie, Jason, Jennifer, Toby and Wes Latimer, Gaye Adams, Todd, Nathan, Aaron, Anderson and Amanda Howard, and Keenan and Noah McFadzean; 18 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Rev. Kerry Lambert will officiate. Burial will follow in the Scott's Grove Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Greater KY and Southern IN chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchman Ln STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284 or Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr, Louisville, KY 40205.


MARGARET HUDSON BRIDGES

DEC 3, 1934-FEB 16, 2010

BENTON, KY—Margaret L. Bridges , 75, of Benton passed away at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at Western Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harry E. Bridges; two daughters, Carol Bridges and Peggy Bridges, both of Benton; one son, Danny Bridges and wife Lana of Symsonia, Ky.; two grandchildren, Cole Bridges and Callie Bridges; three sisters, Kaye Holt and husband Jim of Boaz, Ky., Jane Forsythe and husband Bill of Sharpe, Ky., and Pat Freeman and husband Paul of Eddyville, Ky.; three brothers, Julian Hudson and wife Jean of Meridianville, Ala., Walter Hudson and wife Shirley of Paducah, Ky., and Ted Hudson and wife Carol of Paducah, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter “Dot” Hudson and Allie Hurley Hudson. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2010, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Brown will officiate, and burial will follow at Marshall County Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Woodson Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Candy Dunn, U.S. Bank, 95 U.S. 68 East, Benton, KY 42025; or Sardis Cemetery Fund, c/o Jerry Trimm, 6311 Harris Rd., Paducah, KY 42001.

J. W. MOFFITT

AUG 18, 1934-FEB 15, 2010

MAYFIELD, KY--J.W. Moffitt, 75, of Mayfield died Monday, February 15, 2010 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. He was a retired employee of D & W Auto Parts in Mayfield, member of First Baptist Church in Mayfield and 50-year member of Mayfield Masonic Lodge #369. Mr. Moffitt is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon B. Moffitt; son, Michael Duane (Debra) Moffitt of Kevil, Ky.; daughters, Cheryl Sharp of Newport News, Va., and Stacey (Richard) Rickman of Mayfield; three grandchildren, Lacy Sharp of Atlanta, Ga., Justin Rickman of Mayfield and Jessica Rickman of Mayfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wesley and Bertha Pritchard Moffitt. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Revs. Ronnie Stinson and Scott Wilkins officiated. Interment followed in the Highland Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mayfield Masonic Lodge #369, 1211 S. 9th Street, Mayfield, KY 42066; or the American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Dr., Paducah, KY 42003.


JUL 3, 1993-FEB 14, 2010

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Elizabeth Meadows Atwood, 16, Cadiz Road, died at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, February 14, 2010, of injuries suffered in a traffic accident on the Western Kentucky Parkway.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Paige S. Williams and James O. Hazelrigg officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Hughart and Beard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, she was born July 3, 1993, the daughter of Kevin and Tracie Thomas Atwood, Cadiz Road. She was a junior at University Heights Academy where she was a member of the National Honor Society, was a varsity cheerleader, a member of the Senior Beta Club, and served for three years on the academy’s Student Council. She was a member of Broyhill Leadership. She had been a member of the Bluegrass Cheercats for seven years and lettered four years in softball. She was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, survivors include her twin sister, Layton Atwood, the home; her paternal grandparents, Don and Beverly Atwood, Hopkinsville; maternal grandparents, John Thomas, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Connie Thomas, Kuttawa; her paternal great-grandmother, Camille Atwood, Hopkinsville, and her maternal great-grandmother, Roberta Meadows, Cadiz. Memorials may be made to Bluegrass Cheerleading, 4044 Fort Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

APR 1, 1953-FEB 8, 2010

CAMDEN, IN—George Francis Willis, 56, Camden, died at 8:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in his residence. Born April 1, 1953, in Oakland City, he was the son of Arleigh and Patty George Willis. He was married Aug. 16, 1986, in Flora, to Donnabelle Hammond, who survives. George was a 1971 graduate of Delphi Community High School and was a PRO ET class race car driver at Bunker Hill Dragstrip in his 1968 Camero called “Grandpa’s Toy.” He was the 2009 runner-up in the wheelstand contest. George was a gas semi truck driver over 20 years for Ed Angle Trucking before joining Co-Alliance. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, 1972 to 1974. Also surviving are two sons, John (Angie) Johnson, Camden, and Kenneth Johnson, at home; two daughters, Karen (Jerry) Sparks, Camden, and Kristy (Steve) Jones, Kokomo; four granddaughters, Karlee Sparks, Erika Johnson, Jessie Jones and Jennah Jones; one grandson, Brent Johnson; three sisters, Barbara Johns, Yeoman, Bonnie Curtis, Lafayette, and Gayle Kamp, Lafayette; and two brothers, Thomas Willis and Terry Willis, both of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by one brother and his parents. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cree Funeral Home with Harvey McDaniel officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites conducted by Camden and Delphi American Legion posts and the Delphi VFW, will be in Paint Creek Cemetery, Camden.

OCT 13, 1969-FEB 6, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Billy Harralson, 40, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky were held Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Hal Shipley and Paxton Redd officiated. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cadiz. Music was provided bu Jan Oakley, pianist, and Mark Harris, vocalist. Serving as active pallbearers were Randy Sutton, Jonathon Sutton, Billy Odell, Victor Sutton, Matt Tapp and Troy Hobgood. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bill Lester, Noel West, Ronnie Sutton, Tommy Lyons, David Hargis and Eddie Hargis. Mr. Harralson died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at his home in Hopkinsville. He was a former employee of Johnson Controls in Cadiz, a member of Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville and was a US Army veteran. He is survived by his mother, Greta Sutton Harralson of Cadiz; wife Emily Marquess Harralson of Hopkinsville; two sons, Woodrow Cole Harralson of Hopkinsville and William Haydon Harralson of Princeton; one half-sister Kim Payne of Henderson. He was preceded in death by his father William Duane Harralson, Sr.


JUN 14, 1914-JAN 28, 2010

BEAUMONT, TX—Velma D. Ratchford, 95, passed away Jan. 28, 2010 at Aspen Creek Estates in Beaumont. She was born on June 14, 1914 in Texas. Velma had 54 years in AA. She loved AA and sponsored many people. She served in the Navy in World War II from Jan. 12, 1943 to Feb. 1, 1944. She was an aviation metalsmith 3rd Class Petty Officer. She repaired the hulls on seaplanes. Velma was preceded in death by daughter, Christi Kay (Cladwell) Marritt; first husband. Harold Caldwell; and husband, Howard Ratchford. She is survived by nephew, Bob Haskell; great-nephews, James, William and Stephen; niece, Beverly Adams; great-nieces, Deborah and Dawn; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Gorge) Cordes, Laura (Wayne) Davison, Michael (Michelle) Merritt, and Jason Merritt; and great-grandchildren, Annachristi, Kendall, Noah, Bryce, Joshua, Ryan and Tucker. Services will be held at St. John Bosco Church, 28991 Merris St., E Highland on March 6 at 2 p.m. Donations can be made in her name to the VNA Hospice of Banning. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Aspen Creek Estates for the loving care they gave to Velma.


JAN 21, 1933-JAN 25, 2010

UNIONTOWN, KY—Arthur Gene King Sr., 78, Uniontown, died at 10:38 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. He was retired from Island Creek Coal Co. He was a member of the Uniontown Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Gertrude King of Adamsville, Ohio. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Peggy King; two sons, Junior King of Uniontown and Ricky King of Evansville; one sister, Joyce Parks of Ohio; two brothers, Dalton King and John King, both of Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Gary Ashby will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. today.

CLARA JANE MILLER PHELPS

APR 8, 1930-JAN 25, 2010

COVINGTON, TN—Clara Jane Phelps died peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, January 25, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis. She grew up in Murray, KY and was a graduate of Murray State University. She taught elementary, junior high and high school in several different school systems in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. She and her husband moved to Covington in 1957. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Covington, where she sang in the choir and held many leadership positions in the United Methodist Women. She served two terms as the Memphis Annual Conference President of UMW and was the Brownsville District United Methodist Youth Coordinator for several years. She was a positive influence on the lives of many young people through a weekly prayer group she led for many years. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Russell Phelps; her brother, Robert Miller (Shirley) of Paducah, KY; her daughter, Janet Phelps Sparkman (Hanes) of Franklin, TN; her son, Keith Phelps (Grace) of Covington, TN; her grandchildren, Keller Medlin of San Francisco, CA, Meredith Medlin of Franklin, TN, Richard Sparkman of Nashville, TN, Catherine Phelps of Covington, TN, and Dustin Phelps (Allison) of Dyersburg, TN. Visitation will be held at Maley Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26 and from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27 at First United Methodist Church in Covington. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment in R H Munford Cemetery in Covington. The family requests that memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church in Covington or UMCOR Haiti Relief. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home

AUG 2, 1926-JAN 17, 2010

ALLEN PARK, MI--Annie “Rene” Newsome, Age 83 of Allen Park. died January 17, 2010. Beloved wife of Buck. Loving mother of Sue (Curt) Swick, Faye (Tom) Sammons and Ron (Debbie). Dearest sister of Dr. Douglas (Carol) Knight and Jean (Atlas) Howard. Dear grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Visitation Monday 5-9 pm at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Funeral service Tuesday January 19, 2010 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment Detroit Memorial Park West Cemetery.


RICHARD GRAY (DICK) COLEMAN

AUG 8, 1939-JAN 10, 2010

HOUSTON, TX -- Richard Gray (Dick) Coleman, 70, of Houston, TX, passed away on January 10, 2010. He was born August 8, 1939 and was the son of the late Homer Coleman and Aline Gray of Trees, Louisiana. He  is survived by Seita Coleman, his wife of 26 years; Deborah Coleman Maxwell and husband Chris, and grandchildren Collin and Lindsey Gray Maxwell of Allen, TX. Also, he is survived by his former spouse, Mary Coleman, of Allen, TX.

RUBY CALHOUN SUMNER

FEB 7, 1914-JAN 7, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Ruby Calhoun Sumner, age 95, of Cadiz, were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010, at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lester Watson and the Rev. Archie Brock officiating. Interment followed at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Sumner died Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Caldwell County Medical Center in Princeton. She was a member of East Cadiz Baptist Church and a Homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents Harlan & Mary Emma Esther Dixon Calhoun, her husband Bayliss Hugh Sumner, two brothers Amos Calhoun and Hay Calhoun, two sisters Katie Calhoun & Lula Killmer. She is survived by her one daughter and son in law, Bobbie and Harlan Calhoun of Paducah, one son & daughter in law Bill H. and Brenda Sumner of Cadiz, two brothers, Bill Calhoun of Cadiz and Lacy Calhoun of Grand Rivers, four grandchildren, Tamra and Perry Fourqurean, John K. and Beth Sumner, Camilla and Ray Diuguid, Harlan “Bud” and Allison Calhoun, Jr. six great-grandchildren Justin Calhoun, Jacob Calhoun, Rachel Diuguid, Alex Calhoun, Addi Fourqurean and Anna Fourqurean. Serving as active pallbearers were Mrs. Sumner’s grandchildren. Serving as Honorary pallbearers were Barry, Greg, Ronnie, Hay, Johnny and Brent Calhoun, Lisa Coleman, Beth Yates, Thelma Moore, Lorene Thomas, Jimmy Berkley, Mary Ann Thomas, Nell Tyler and Dixie Sumner. Music was provided by the Rev. Roy Marquess, Jr., vocalist, Martha Edwards, pianist, Rita Stewart, organist, and Anna Fourqurean, vocalist.


NOV 16, 1942-JAN 7, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Bonnie Kay Hargrove Lewis, age 67, of Cadiz, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Goodwin Funeral Home, with Darrell Dixon officiating. Interment followed at Wall Cemetery in Wallonia. Lewis died Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz. She attended The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Lewis retired from the International Shoe Co. and formerly worked at Westate Construction Company. She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse Woodrow and Eva Lorine Atwood Hargrove and one brother Bobby Dean Hargrove. She is survived by her two sons and daughters in law Tulsa and Zina Lewis of Princeton, and Coby and Shelly Lewis of Cadiz, one daughter Tessa Lewis, Wallonia, one sister, Judy Shelton of Bowling Green, Ky., two brothers, Donnie Ray Hargrove of Montana and Jerry Lee Hargrove of Lakeland, Fla., four grandchildren- Kaitlyn Sullivan, Malea Lewis, Trevor Lewis and Ty Lewis, three step grandchildren Samantha Simmons, Bruce Allen Simmons, Jeremy Simmons. Serving as pallbearers were Mitch Shelton, David Hargrove, Jesse Hargrove, Brian Hudson, Scott Mayes, Jackie Atwood.


NOV 2, 1953-JAN 7, 2010

WINGO, KY—Harriet Gail Spillman, age 56, of Wingo, KY died at 5:02 AM Thursday January 7, 2010, at the Markey Cancer Center in the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY. She was a member of Morning Star Ministries in Water Valley, was a graduate of Murray State University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Education. Gail was a retired Special Education teacher from the Graves County School System.She was the daughter of the Victor Guge Smith (deceased) and Alecia Joe (Hixon) Smith of Cuba, KY.She is survived by:Husband - Mc Spillman of Wingo, KY, , Daughter - Alecia Gail Cline of Simpsonville, KY, Daughter - Anita Joe King of Richmond, KY, Son - William Chad Spillman of Wingo, KY, Brother - Leo Patrick Smith of Mayfield, KY, Four Grandchildren.  Arrangements are being handled by R. D. Brown Funeral Home, Main Street, Wingo, KY 42088. Funeral Services will be held at the Brown Funeral Home in Wingo on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM. Rev. Gayle Barnes and Rev. R.B. Mays will officiate and burial will follow in the Wingo Cemetery. Friends may call From 4:00 until 8:00 PM Sunday January 10, 2010 at the funeral home.

ROBERT CLIFTON "R. C." STALLONS

JUL 9, 1929-JAN 7, 2010

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for R.C. Stallons, 80, of Cadiz, were held 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2010, with the Rev. Daniel Swartz and the Rev. Joe Segree officiating. Interment followed at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Stallons died Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz. He was a member of Emmanuel Bible Church, where he was a charter member, Elder and Treasurer. He was a lifelong farmer and timberman. He was also a former School Board Member. He was preceded in death by his parents Terry Lewis and Alice Timmons Stallons, brothers Walton Stallons and Vernon Stallons, sisters Lavern Stallons, Barbara Williams and Lorene Vowell. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Jean Lawrence Stallons, Cadiz, two sons and daughter in law Bob Stallons of Los Angeles, Calif. and Craig and Lisa Stallons of Cadiz, one daughter and son in law Teresa and David Ward, Calhoun, one brother, Rev. Dalton Stallons of Cadiz, four grandchildren Andrea and Josh Searcy, Bridget and Jacob Reid, Ashley and Lucas Chesnut, Whitney Stallons, four great-grandchildren Whit Searcy, Leah Searcy, Peyton Reid and expectant Brooklyn Chesnut. Serving as pallbearers were David Sumner, Al Homiack, Jimmy Williams, Gaylon Williams, Bobby Williams, Freddie Stallons. Music was provided by John & Mary Petit and Laura Young, all instrumentalists. Memorial contributions can be made to Lawrence Cemetery Trust Fund c/o Craig Stallons 141 Comanche Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.

MAR 16, 1933-JAN 3, 2010

LEXINGTON, KY—Dr. Charles White Taylor, 76, died January 3, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.  He was born at Vanderbilt University Hospital, March 16 1933. He was the son of Dr. Clarence Taylor and Virginia White Taylor Scott and the stepson of Maurice Scott of Frankfort, Kentucky. Charles practiced Pediatrics in Lexington for 42 years, most recently with Westside Pediatrics. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Medical School. He interned at Vanderbilt in pediatrics and completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Taylor served in the U.S. Army as Chief of Pediatrics at Camp des Loges and The American Hospital of Paris, France. Charles had excellent organizational skills and put them to good use in the Kentucky Pediatric Society. He was secretary/treasurer, vice president, and then president of KPS and served on the American Academy of Pediatrics nominating committee attending nine forums. Charles was membership coordinator of KPS from 1993 to 2004 and received eight awards for membership recruitment. Also, he was very organized in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, garden landscaping and model railroading. Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alice; a son, Allen (Linda) of Lexington and a daughter, Page (Radek) Vingralek; a grandson, Mark Charles and granddaughter, Katherine Taylor Vingralek of Belmont, CA. He was preceded in death by a son, John Cullen and a daughter, Sarah White. He is also survived by a brother, Clarence Hopson Taylor, and sisters, Elizabeth Wingate Scott, Frankfort and Virginia Tobler Palmer of Fredericksburg, MD; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:30 AM Thursday, January 7,2010, at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church on Parkers Mill Road. Interment was at the Frankfort Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Camp Horsing Around or Baby Health Service, 1590 Harrodsburg Rd, 40504 or any charitable organization of your choice.