2014 Obituaries
 



PAULINE TERRELL RICKS

DEC 14, 1914-DEC 26, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY—Funeral services for Pauline Terrell Ricks, 100, of Louisville, a native of Trigg County, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Charles Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow at Trigg Memory Acres in Trigg County. Pauline Ricks passed away on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at her home in Louisville. She was kind, intelligent, industrious, witty and devoted to her family. She will be sorely missed. Her work history was varied and included serving as a court stenographer for the Trigg County court system, private secretary for the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, and supervisor in unemployment claims for the Kentucky Department of Human Resources for thirty years. She was a member of Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Louisville and was also a member of the Thomas Bridges Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry “Sonny” Ricks; her parents, Lewis and Peachie Terrell; one granddaughter, Cynthia Childress; and son-in-law Arnold Ray “Jimmie” Childress. Pauline Ricks is survived by three daughters, Carol Childress of Cocoa, Fla., Rita Cobb (and husband Norman) of Shelbyville, and Susan Young (and husband Kevin) of Lake Charles, La.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Serving as active pallbearers will be Norman Cobb, Andrew Cobb, Peter Cobb, Wesley Young, Kevin Brady and Carl Ray Francis. Music will be provided by Jo Whitmer, vocalist and Gary Thompson, organist. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 210 Malibu Drive, Suite 125, Lexington, KY 40502.

EDGAR DOUGLAS CHRISTMAN

NOV 26, 1929-DEC 24, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, NC—Edgar Douglas Christman, 85, the longtime chaplain of Wake Forest University, passed away on December 24, 2014, after a short illness. Ed led a life made rich through faith in God and a joyous curiosity and presence for others. Amazing Grace was his favorite hymn, and he always spoke of the grace that marked his life. Many in turn were graced by his love. Ed was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the son of Ola E. Christman, Comptroller of the Jacksonville Railroad Terminal, and Monseurat Adela Josephina Carles Christman, a Vice President of the Monticello Drug Company. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. Wake Forest also brought Ed his greatest gift ''' his soulmate and wife Jean Sholar, whom he met over a cup of coffee in 1949. They were married on December 23, 1952, at the Wake Forest Baptist Church in Wake Forest. Jean was a teacher and she was also Ed's "co-chaplain" throughout his career. Ed's career as a chaplain began in 1954, while he was a seminary student. He was hired by J. Glenn Blackburn, then the college's chaplain and church pastor, to work as Baptist Student Union Director. Ed soon realized that working with students was his life's calling. For the rest of his life, he had one job ''' serving the Wake Forest community. His titles evolved from BSU Director (1954-56), to Baptist Campus Minister (1956-59), then Assistant Chaplain (1961-1968), and finally University Chaplain (1969-2003). In 2007, he was awarded the Medallion of Merit. Ed leaves behind his wife Jean Sholar Christman; daughters Carolyn and Kim, sons-in-law Ron Shehee and Stan Dotson, and grandson Francisco Christman Shehee. Though an only child, Ed acquired many brothers during his life, and he leaves behind Ed Wilson, Lonnie Williams, Joe Clontz, Richard McBride, Herman Eure, and John Cowan. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday December 30, 2014, 11am, at the Wake Forest Baptist Church, in Wait Chapel, on the Wake Forest University campus. You are invited to leave online condolences at the Ed and Jean biographical website: edchristman.com In lieu of flowers, send a gift to the charity of your choice or to the Wake Forest Baptist Church of Winston-Salem; the Ed and Jean Christman Fellowship at the Wake Forest University Divinity School; the Ed and Jean Christman (Poteat) Scholarship to Wake Forest University; and Salemtowne ''' The Moravian Home, of Winston-Salem.

DIXIE LEE MOORE WATKINS

OCT 25, 1951-DEC 19, 2014

HARRISON, AR—Dixie Lee Watkins, age 63 of Harrison, Arkansas entered into the Lord's presence Friday, December 19, 2014 at her home. The daughter of Beason Lee and Dixie (Brown) Moore was born October 25, 1951 in Harrison. Dixie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was always the one who kept her entire family together while enjoying special occasions with all of them. She was a member of Restoration Life Fellowship and the Christian Motorcyle Association being active in the Christian Motorcyle Prison Ministry. She was preceded in death by her parents and her father and mother-in-law, Olen and Erma Watkins. Survivors are her husband of 26 years, Dale Watkins of the home; children, Beason Glenn Taylor, Dalene Rogers, and R.D. Taylor and wife Nikki, all of Harrison, and Tabitha Lynn Boyd and husband Curtis of Quitman, Arkansas; brothers, Gary Moore and wife Judy of Harrison, Terry Brown of Garden City, Missouri, Rick Moore and wife Caffie of Harrison Jesse Moore and wife Jennifer, all of Harrison; sisters, Janet Claunch and husband Tom of Warrensburg, Missouri, Brenda Smith and husband Doyle and Jane Barnes, all of Harrison; grandchildren, Brittany, Dalton, Hannah, Alivia, Joshua, Colby, and Cory; great-grandson, Steven "Bam Bam"; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her very special dog, Scruffy. Cremation and arrangements are being handled by Coffman Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 11 A.M. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Restoration Life Fellowship with Pastor Jeanine Wilson and Pastor Mike Moore officiating.  Honorary pallbearers are the staff of the Hospice of the Hills. Interment will be held at a later date in the Walter Smith Family Cemetery at Batavia.  There has been a college trust fund set up for Dixie's grandchildren at Community First Bank or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Hills. As Dixie always said "It'll be alright". We love you Dixie.

STELLA GRAY THOMAS

JUL 17, 1925-DEC 11, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Stella Gray Thomas, 89, of Cadiz, were held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Burial followed at Lucian Thomas Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Stella Gray Thomas passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Grace Healthcare of Clarksville in Clarksville, Tenn. Ms. Thomas was a retired seamstress from Elk Brand Manufacturing with 25 years of service. She was a member of Gracey West Union Baptist Church. Stella Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Thomas; her parents, Andrew and Lola Bridges Gray; three brothers, Marshall Gray, Homer Gray and George Gray; one son, Darce Thomas; and daughter-in-law Betty Thomas. Stella Thomas is survived by one sister, Jewell Prescott; two sons, Jerry Thomas (and wife Anita) of Gracey and Johnny Thomas (and wife Debbie) of Cadiz; sister-in-law, Virginia Gray of Murray; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Serving as active pallbearers were Barry Thomas, Joey Thomas, Andy Joe Thomas, Lance Thomas, Brandon Thomas and Donovan Washer. Memorial contributions may be made to Gracey West Union Baptist Church, 185 Gracey Sinking Fork, Gracey, KY 42232 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211.

RICHARD C. CLARK

OCT 14, 1946-DEC 8, 2014

SALINE, MI—Richard C. "Dick" Clark, age 68, passed away peacefully Monday morning December 8, 2014 at the Saline Evangelical Home. He was born on November 14, 1946, in Detroit, MI, the son of James and Doris (Davis) Clark. Richard “Dick” grew up in Detroit, MI, and attended Henry Ford High School. He attended Eastern Michigan University and began a career in sales, working with a major food distributor and then many years in motorcycle dealer supply. Dick also worked with his brother in design and furniture distribution for another 17 years. Dick prided himself on his work ethic and independence throughout his life. Though enjoying work as a means to support himself, his true passion was sports, mostly baseball. Dick spent almost 40 years as a baseball historian and a major contributor to the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Dick was a chairman of the Negro Leagues committee and helped many black ball players to find their home in Cooperstown in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dick’s knowledge of the game, its history, as well as, current and past teams and players was unmatched. In addition to his passion for baseball, Dick was a fan of most all sports. From his local favorites of the Tigers, Red Wings, Lions and Pistons, he also became a fan of European football, and his favorite team was the Manchester United. Dick spent most of his “free” time watching and supporting youth sports and activities. Anyone that knew Dick, knew about his grand kids and their respective sporting events and activities. From dance to music concerts, soccer, swimming, basketball and baseball, Dick was at most all of his grandkids games and events with supportive comments throughout and encouragement and guidance after. Dick was a fan and even coach to many within the community as a whole. It was expected that his grand kids would call him “Grandpa Dick”, but it was also special to have the kid’s friends and teammates calling him “Grandpa Dick” as well. Dick had a big heart, a great sense of humor, and was a friend to many. Dick was a loving brother, father and grandfather. He is survived by his brother, Charles “Chuck” Clark and Step Son, Kristian (Tara) Holmberg, and four grandchildren: Macy, Kelsey, Chloe, and Nathan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society for American Baseball Research, SABR, 4455 E. Camelback Road, Suite D-140, Phoenix, Arizona 85018, with funds earmarked to the Jerry Malloy Conference. A memorial service on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center in Event Room #300 -EMU Student Center 900 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197.


GEORGE CLIFTON THOMAS

JUN 8, 1944-DEC 7, 2014

PRINCETON, KY—George Thomas, 70, of Princeton died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Caldwell Medical Center following a long illness. He was an Army Veteran, a retired correctional officer at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex, and a member of Eddy Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jan Peek Thomas, Princeton, KY; one son, Brock Thomas & wife, Malissa, Caldwell Co., KY; one step-daughter, Lynn Byarly, Princeton, KY; four grandchildren, Kynady Thomas, Elijah Thomas, Medeline Thomas, Yverson Thomas; one sister, Yvonne Robertson & husband, Pepper, Crestwood, KY; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, D.Y. Thomas and Frances Hawkins Thomas. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. John Benton officiating. Burial will follow in Eddy Creek Church Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until funeral time Wednesday.

JENNY VINES MCKINNEY

FEB 28, 1952-DEC 7, 2014

CONWAY, AR—Jenny M. McKinney, 62 of Conway, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday December 7th, 2014. She was born February 28, 1952 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Weldon O. “Bud” and Nancy Nell Vines. Mrs. McKinney retired after a long career as a Teacher for the Berryville Public School System and was a Marshall High School and UCA Alumni. She is preceded in death by her parents. Jenny loved her family and enjoyed being "GG" to her new grandson Henry. She enjoyed dancing, loved music and will always be remembered for the impact she had on countless young lives during her time as a school teacher. She survived by one son: Isaac McKinney (Amanda) and one grandson; Henry, of Siloam Springs, AR as well as a host of other family and friends. Memorial service will be held in Berryville, AR; the date has yet to be determined but will be announced by the family as soon as more information is available.

WILLIE OWEN VINSON

OCT 10, 1925-DEC 1, 2014

PURYEAR, TN—Mr. Willie Owen Vinson, age 89, of Puryear, Tennessee died Monday, December 01, 2014 at Paris Health Care in Paris, Tennessee. Mr. Vinson was born in Model, Tennessee to the late Oscar and Orlena Cable Vinson. Mr. Vinson retired from West Kentucky Rural Telephone and was a retired farmer. Mr. Vinson was a member of the Hazel Baptist Church. There he served as a deacon and treasurer for 30 years and was a member of the Go Get Em Sunday School Class. In addition to his parents Mr. Vinson was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Sue Vinson; and one sister, Ida Lorene Vinson. Mr. Vinson is survived by one daughter, Beth Mangrum and husband Keith of Puryear, Tennessee; one grandson, Jason Mangrum and wife Jenny of Puryear, Tennessee; as well as one great grandchild, Erin Mangrum. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Hazel Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Jerry Lee, Bro. Time Cole and Bro. Brent Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Hazel City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held from 12:00 p.m. until funeral hour (1:00 p.m.) at the church on Thursday.



LESLIE D. WYATT WATKINS

DIED NOV 27, 2014

MURRAY, KY—Funeral services for Leslie Wyatt Watkins, 42, of Murray, formerly of Cadiz, were held on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Bill Gary officiated. Burial followed on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Barnett Cemetery in Calloway County. Leslie Wyatt Watkins passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Leslie Watkins was a homemaker and she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley M. Wyatt. Leslie Watkins is survived by her mother, Gwen Jenkins of Murray; sister Stacy Walker of Grand Rivers; half sister Erica York of Clarksville, Tenn.; one son, Marty Dylan Watkins of Murray; two daughters, Eva Gabrielle Watkins and Chelliney Watkins, both of Cadiz; niece Elliott Gary and special friend Tina Burkeen. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.



ROSIE MAE ALLEN FINLEY

MAR 13, 1929-NOV 27, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Rosie Allen Finley, 85, of Cadiz, were held on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Ronnie Hooks and Roy Marquess, Jr., officiated. Burial followed at the Allen Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Rosie Finley passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Saint Thomas Medical Center West in Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. Finley was co-owner of Finley’s Repair Shop in Trigg County where she assisted her husband, Howell, with the operation. She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trigg County. She was preceded in death by her husband Howell C. Finley; her parents, Forrest and Attie Allen; one son and daughter-in-law, Jackie Howell Finley (and wife Martha); and one son-in-law, Phillip Ingram. Rosie Finley is survived by one brother, Bennie Allen (and wife RuNell) of Cadiz; one sister, Nokie Adams of Danville, Ill.; three sons, Paul Finley (and wife Paulette) of Cadiz, Nick Finley (and wife Becky) of Paducah and Tim Finley (and wife Sharon) of Hopkinsville; two daughters, Franna Finley Johnson (and husband R.D.) of Cadiz and Becky Finley Freeman (and husband Donnie) of Cadiz; 17 grandchildren, Jeff Ingram, Robert Howell Ingram, Brent Ingram, Adam Ingram, Regina Hunter, Ross Finley, Luke Finley, Mark Finley, Kendell Finley, Lanny Finley, Alvis Finley, Brian Finley, Amie Fleming, Amanda Goins, Deanna Parry, Andrew Freeman and Tiffany Finley; 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Serving as active pallbearers were Jeff Ingram, Robert Howell Ingram, Brent Ingram, Adam Ingram, Ross Finley, Luke Finley, Mark Finley, Kendell Finley, Lanny Finley, Alvis Finley, Brian Finley and Andrew Freeman. Honorary pallbearer was Richard “Sonny” Finley. Music was provided by Southern Tradition Quartet and Steve Darnall, pianist.



DOLORES DEAN BRIDGES CALHOUN

NOV 7, 1934-NOV 26, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Dolores Bridges Calhoun, 80, of Cadiz, were held on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Richard Sexton officiated. Burial followed at Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Dolores Bridges Calhoun passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz. Mrs. Calhoun was a homemaker and previously worked at the former Meadows Pharmacy in Cadiz. She was a member of Sinking Fork Baptist Church in Christian County. Dolores Calhoun was preceded in death by her father, Preston Bridges; her mother, Monico Guier Bridges; and one brother, Blandford Bridges. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John W. Calhoun of Cadiz; one sister, Patsi Gregory of Springfield, Tenn.; one son, John Bill Calhoun (and wife Missy) of Cadiz; one daughter, Teresa Smith (and husband Freddy) of Cadiz; four grandchildren, Lynzie Mackey (and husband Michael), Matthew Smith, Bayley Calhoun and Lesley Hyde; and two great-grandchildren, Landon Mackey and Avery Mackey. Serving as active pallbearers were Robert McCullough, Jr., Russell Calhoun, Dwayne Calhoun, Joe Gregory, Michael Mackey, Matthew Smith and Landon Mackey. Music was provided by Freddy Smith, pianist and Sandy Finley, vocalist. Memorial contributions may be made to Cadiz Gideon Camp, P. O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

ELIZABETH ANN MEREDITH CARTER

JUL 1, 1938-NOV 19, 2014

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Elizabeth Ann Carter, 76, Legion Circle, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at St. Thomas Midtown, Nashville, of natural causes. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Don Mock officiating. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A native of Trigg County, she was born July 1, 1938, the daughter of the late Alex Granville and Martha Sholar Meredith. She had worked as a cook at D's Diner and was a member of Liberty Christian Church. Her husband, Dewey Carter, died in 1996. A sister, Frances Leaf, Beaver, Pa., survives.


CLAYTON EUGENE SHOLAR

APR 11, 1936-NOV 19, 2014

GRACEY, KY—Funeral services for Clayton Sholar, 78, of Gracey, were held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Kenneth Morris officiated. Burial followed at Jones Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Clayton Sholar passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at his home in Gracey. Mr. Sholar was a farmer and a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church in Trigg County. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Sholar, and his mother Bertha Meredith Sholar. Clayton Sholar is survived by his wife, Mary Outland Sholar of Gracey; sister Nella Wilson of Cadiz; one daughter, Deena Oliver (and husband Brian) of Trigg County; and one grandson, Mason Oliver. Serving as active pallbearers were David Jenkins, Brian Hall, Paul Askew, Gayle Outland, Roy Wilson and Lynn Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were John Bridges, Tim Bridges, Jessie Sumner, Bobby Shemwell, Larry Bailey, Billy Cravens, Rusty Colon, Linwood Hardy and Hurchell Boren. Music was provided by Vicki Bridges, pianist. Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

AUDREY LOUISE THOMAS CROUCH

MAR 23, 1925-NOV 10, 2014

WICHITA, KS—Audrey Thomas Crouch, 89, went to be with her Lord on Monday, November 10, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born March 23, 1925 to James and Mabel (Timmons) Thomas in Cadiz, KY. Audrey loved her family and was known by her grandchildren as always being fun. She retired from Southwestern Bell in 1983 after 36 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tommy Crouch; sister, Norine Flood; and son-in-law, Darren Paige. Audrey is survived by her daughters, Kay (Randy) Strassburg and Marsha Paige; grandchildren, Stephanie (James) Taylor, Ryan (Christina) Strassburg, Jennifer (Gary) Lee, Mindy (Kenny) Wysocki, and Cindy Smith; great-grandchildren, Amanda (James) Nichols, Courtney Smith, Caitlin Lee, Carson Lee, Dekota Johnson, Makayla Johnson, and Emery Wysocki; great-great grandchildren, Sadie Nichols and Paige Frazier; and pet poodle, Fee Fee. Visitation: Wednesday, from 1 to 8 pm. Funeral: 1 pm, Thursday, November 13, 2014; both at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS 67037. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, 6231 W. 47th St. S., Wichita, KS 67215. Memorial contributions may be made to Interim Hospice, 333 S. Broadway, Suite 200, Wichita, KS 67202.


JOHN MARSHALL GRAY

MAY 1, 1932-NOV 7, 2014

MURRAY, KY—Funeral services for John Marshall Gray, 82, of Murray, formerly of Trigg County, were held on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Ben Nelson and Matt Ellis officiated. Providing the eulogy was Scott Bosse. Burial followed at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. John Marshall Gray passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Benchmark Healthcare in Puryear, Tenn., from complications of Parkinson’s disease. John Gray was born on May 1, 1932, in Trigg County to Andrew and Lola Bridges Gray. Mr. Gray was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 181, retiring from TVA’s LBL. Mr. Gray was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Murray and the Praise Sunday School class and was a former 44-year member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cadiz. He was a member of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge; a member of Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121, F&AM of KY; and Woodmen of the World Camp 20, Cadiz since 1950. He was a devoted fan of Southern Gospel music, loved to travel, enjoyed genealogy and his hobby of woodworking and refinishing furniture. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Homer Mason Gray; brother George Gray; mother and father-in-law, Martha and Boyce Braboy, sister-in-law Marilyn Gray; and brother-in-law Alton Thomas. John Marshall Gray is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Braboy Gray of Murray; two sisters, Stella Thomas and Jewell Prescott (and husband Bobby), all of Trigg County; two daughters, Marcia Rutland (and husband Steve) of Enterprise, Ala. and Lydia Bosse (and husband Scott) of Madison, Ala.; one son, Ronnie Gray (and wife Reta) of Murray; six grandchildren, Jennie (Rutland) and Bill Dart of DeForest, Wisc., Katie (Rutland) and Ben Nelson of Mobile, Ala., Garrett Bosse and fiancé, Emily Hughes of Madison, Ala., Jonathan Bosse of Madison, Ala., Scottie Rob and Carla Gray of Hazel and Ryan and Tiffany Gray of Murray; seven great-grandchildren, Addison Dart, Bentley Grace Dart, Abigail Nelson, Aiden Nelson, Jared Gray, Lyric Gray and Layla Gray; three step-great-grandsons, Tripp Cleaver, Jhanzen Cleaver and Ayden Lee; two sisters-in-law, Bernice and Jesse Reide Brown of Glasgow and Janice and Joe Powell of Trigg County; and a number of nieces and nephews. Serving as active pallbearers were Scottie Rob Gray, Ryan Gray, Jared Gray, Bill Dart, Garrett Bosse, Jonathan Bosse, David Gray, Dennis Prescott, Jerry Thomas and Johnny Thomas. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church Relay for Life Cancer Fund, C/O Jim Tribble, 890 Kings Chapel Road, Cadiz, KY 42211, Gideon’s International or to the charity of the donors choice.



JOY MADOLEN ALLEN CHAMPION

MAY 6, 1954-OCT 26, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Joy Allen Champion, 60, of Cadiz, were held on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Trigg County High School Gymnasium in a joint service with her husband, Lindsey, and their daughter, Emily. Brother Randall Evans, Brother Paul Cannon, Larry Kemp and Nathan Butler officiated. Burial followed at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Champion passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, along with her husband, Lindsey, and their daughter, Emily, at their home in Cadiz. Mrs. Champion was a 1972 graduate of Trigg County High School and a 1976 graduate of Murray State University with a degree in elementary education. She taught at Trigg County Elementary School for over 30 years and was honored as Educator of the Year by the Cadiz-Trigg County Chamber of Commerce in 2008. She was a member of the Cadiz Church of Christ, where she had taught Sunday school. Joy was also a member of the Trigg County Riding Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. “Happy” and Madolen Downs Allen; infant son Austin Champion; father-in-law and mother-in-law Boyd and Doris Tomney Champion. She is survived by sister and brother-in-law Judy and Gary Williams of Cadiz; one brother, John H. Allen, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; one son, Ryan Champion of Oak Grove; sister-in-law Lisa Champion of Cadiz; brother-in-law Loren Champion of Gracey; nieces and nephews Ethan Champion, Collin Champion, Teresa Jones, Alyssa Jones and Brent Jones. Serving as pallbearers were Tommy Hanberry, Brian Futrell, Kendall Finley, Stoney Mitchell, Mike Futrell, Jordan Futrell, Hugh Roberts, Jr., Mark Lane and Bobby Rager. Music was provided by Clay King, pianist and Mark Harris, vocalist. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cadiz Church of Christ, 2000 Main Street, Cadiz, KY 42211; or the TCHS class of 2001 Champion Scholarship Fund, C/O-Bank of Cadiz, PO Box 2020, Cadiz, KY 42211.



EMILY KATHRYN CHAMPION

APR 29, 1983-OCT 26, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Dr. Emily Kathryn Champion, DVM, 31, of Cadiz, were held Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Trigg County High School Gymnasium in a joint service with her father, Lindsey, and her mother, Joy. Brother Randall Evans, Brother Paul Cannon, Larry Kemp and Nathan Butler officiated. Burial followed at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Ms. Champion passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, along with her parents, Lindsey and Joy, at their home in Cadiz. Dr. Emily Champion was a 2001 graduate of Trigg County High School and a 2008 graduate of Auburn University with a Doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. She practiced veterinary medicine with a specialty in equine care and had worked at Baronne Veterinary Clinic in Sunset, La., an equine medical and surgical facility that offered call services to local farms, training centers and racetracks and had recently accepted a position at a neighboring veterinary clinic in Louisiana. She was a member of the Cadiz Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by infant brother Austin Champion, paternal grandparents Boyd and Doris Tomney Champion and maternal grandparents John H. “Happy” Allen, Sr. and Madolen Downs Allen. She is survived by one brother, Ryan Champion of Oak Grove; aunts and uncles Lisa Champion of Cadiz, Loren Champion of Gracey, Judy and Gary Williams of Cadiz and John H. Allen, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; cousins Ethan Champion, Collin Champion, Teresa Jones, Alyssa Jones and Brent Jones; boyfriend Chris Sankar of Louisville and canine companion Skylar. Serving as pallbearers were Danny Heltsley, Gary Haddock, Mike Parker, Glen Higdon, Dr. Sam Cofield, Mike McGill, Craig Perry and Nathan Butler. Music was provided by Clay King, pianist and Mark Harris, vocalist. Memorial contributions may be made to: TCHS class of 2001 Champion Scholarship Fund, C/O-Bank of Cadiz, PO Box 2020, Cadiz, KY 42211; or the Emily Champion Memorial Scholarship, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Diana Turner, 104 Green Hall Auburn, AL, 36849.




BOYD LINDSEY CHAMPION

DIED OCT 26, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Boyd Lindsey Champion, 62, of Cadiz, were held on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Trigg County High School Gymnasium in a joint service with his wife, Joy, and their daughter, Emily. Brother Randall Evans, Brother Paul Cannon, Larry Kemp and Nathan Butler officiated. Burial followed at Lawrence Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Champion passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, along with his wife, Joy, and their daughter, Emily, at their home in Cadiz. Mr. Champion was a 1970 graduate of Trigg County High School and a 1974 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in mathematics and business finance. He retired as director of the local Farm Credit Services office in Hopkinsville after 38 years serving the agriculture needs of local farmers in the surrounding counties. Lindsey was awarded the Friend of Agriculture Award at the annual Trigg County Agricultural appreciation dinner in 2013. He was a member of the Cadiz Church of Christ, where he served the church as an Elder, lay speaker and Sunday school teacher. Lindsey was a former board member on the Trigg County Board of Education. He was a member of the Trigg County Cattlemen’s Association and local motorcycle riding club that he and his fellow riders affectionally call the “Ben-Gay Club.” He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Doris Tomney Champion; infant son Austin Champion; father-in-law and mother-in-law John H. “Happy” Allen, Sr., and Madolen Downs Allen. He is survived by one sister, Lisa Champion of Cadiz; one brother, Loren Champion of Gracey; one son, Ryan Champion of Oak Grove; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law - Judy and Gary Williams of Cadiz and John H. Allen, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews Ethan Champion, Collin Champion, Teresa Jones, Alyssa Jones and Brent Jones. Serving as active pallbearers were Larry Kemp, Jim Mize, Dave Davidson, Dale Ezell, Perry Noel, Jake Thomas, John Leneave, Donnie Freeman, Glyn Whobrey, Josh Thomas and George Southwick. Music was provided by Clay King, pianist and Mark Harris, vocalist. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cadiz Church of Christ, 2000 Main Street, Cadiz, KY 42211; or the TCHS class of 2001 Champion Scholarship Fund, C/O-Bank of Cadiz, PO Box 2020, Cadiz, KY 42211.

CATHERINE THOMAS GREEN

MAR 3, 1933-OCT 25, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY—Catherine Louise Green, 81, passed away on October 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Green; a daughter, Joan Saylor; and four siblings. She was a member of South Jefferson Christian Church. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Woods (Dennis); brother, Charles Thomas; and her grandchildren, Allison, Douglas, Jacob, Joshua, Matthew. Her wish was to be cremated with burial at a later date in Wauchula, FL. W.G. Hardy Funeral Home and Cremation Services were entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association


HAROLD LLOYD HIGGS

MAR 1, 1929-OCT 24, 2014

PRYOR, OK— Harold Lloyd Higgs, 85, of Pryor, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on March 1, 1929 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the son of James William Higgs and Robbie (Cluck) Higgs. He married Mary Ledbetter in January of 1953. In 1958 he became a police officer for the city of Pryor for the next four years. He went to work for Lone Star Cement Plant where he worked for nearly 25 years until leg problems forced his retirement. Lloyd joined the Masonic Lodge becoming a 32nd degree master mason and then a Shriner where he worked to sponsor children from this area to the Shriner’s Hospitals. He was active in the local Shrine Club, participating in parades with his miniature car or dressing up as a clown. He and Mary attended the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Lloyd had five lovely grandchildren and two great grandchildren who kept him busy, which he loved. Lloyd was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who leaves a legacy of love of God, Family and a dedication to helping others. He will be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Adair with Brother Carl Helmuth officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Pryor with Kenny Laning, Jeff Helmuth, Chris King, Zack Laning, Jeffrey Helmuth, Jack Hale, Steven Ledbetter and Paul Miller serving as casket bearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3:30 on Sunday, October 26, 2014.  Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service. He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; his daughters, Hollye and husband, Kenny Laning of Pryor, OK, P.J. and husband, Jeff Helmuth of Pryor, OK; one sister, Lola Flint of Pryor, OK; grandchildren, Zack and wife, Candi Laning, Amanda Laning, Jeffrey Helmuth, Taylor Helmuth and Bailey Helmuth; great grandchildren, Jada and Starr; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Robbie Higgs; two brothers and one sister.


ANNETTE HUGHES SKINNER

JUL 3, 1948-OCT 24, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Annette Hughes Skinner, 66, of Cadiz, were held on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Bob McIntosh officiated. Burial followed in the Futrell-Skinner Cemetery in Trigg County. Annette Skinner passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was a member of Donaldson Creek Baptist Church. After raising her two daughters Myra and Dianna, she obtained her GED and then went on to Murray State University and received her bachelors and masters degrees in education. Mrs. Skinner taught at Trigg Middle School until her retirement in 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents. Twyman and Myra Eldo Boyd Hughes. Annette Skinner is survived by her husband of 50 years, Tommy Skinner of Cadiz; two daughters, Myra Cornelius (and husband David) of Hopkinsville and Dianna Savetman (and husband Pablo) of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Austin Hart and Garrett Hart, both of Cadiz, and David Savetman and Madison Savetman, both of Orlando, Fla. Serving as active pallbearers were James Adams, Jr., James Adams, III, James Fowler, David Cornelius, Beau Skinner and Brian Smith. Music was provided by June Cobb and Sheila Lancaster.

DORIS JEAN RICHARDS BRIDGES BROWN

JUL 23, 1930-OCT 20, 2014

BELMONT, CA—Doris Brown, 84, of Belmont, passed away peacefully on Oct. 20, 2014 with her family by her side. Born in Kentucky on July 23,1930, to Elizabeth Griffin Richards and Dick Richards, she moved to California in 1965. Doris earned her BA at SFSU in 1968 and her MA at USF in 1978. She taught at Bayside Middle School for thirty years, was President of the San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association, and retired at age 65. She continued to be involved in her community by volunteering at Kaiser Hospital Redwood City and was a member of the American Association of University Women. Doris is survived by four of her children: Darry Bridges Guli, Kathy Bridges Rafael, Scott Brown, and Rhonda Brown Winner, as well as twelve grandchildren, Brennan, Adrian, Mark, Elizabeth, John Andrew, Bruce, Kaitlin, Jackson, Lauren, Hannah, Henry, and Lincoln, and five great-grandchildren, Aidan, Liliana, Micah, Dylan, and Violet. Doris was preceded in death by her first husband, John Robert Bridges, her second husband, Andrew Jackson Brown, and her daughter Cynthia Brown. Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial service at the Neptune Society in Belmont this Friday, from 5-7 PM, and are invited to visit at Doris's home from 7-9 that night. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Smile Train at Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231 in memory of Doris Brown.

ROBERTA NEWBERGER MORRIS

FEB 12, 1958-SEP 30, 2014

RAVENNA, OH—Roberta Morris (nee Newberger) peacefully passed away at home on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 surrounded by family. She was 56. She leaves behind her husband Ken, son Ray "Jimmy", parents Ray and Ruth (Gless) Newberger, sisters and brother-In-laws Becky and Dale Kuchenbecker, Marie and Rick Podojil, Rita and Vince Picone. Brother-in-laws Dan and Gail Morris, Jim "Smokey" and Mary Morris along with many nieces. nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews. She worked for many years at Micros-Retail as a Sr. Specialist in Software Quality. Although Roberta was a very private person she had a love of nature and animals. She leaves behind her devoted dogs Chelsea and Ping. She was blessed with a very loving family and many wonderful friends. Everyone will indeed miss her amazing quick wit and sense of humor. A very special thank you goes to the Portage County Visiting Nurses, Ruth, Donna and Sue who were so wonderful and provided much comfort to her and the family this past month. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Portage Animal Protective League, or any animal shelter or charity of your choice . Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, October 6th at Shalersville Town Hall from 5 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services entrusted to SHORTS SPICER CRISLIP FUNERAL HOMES RAVENNA CHAPEL.
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DOUGLAS "SONNY" MEREDITH

APR 6, 1942-SEP 27, 2014

CROFTON, KY—Douglas "Sonny" Meredith, 72, Crofton, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crofton Christian Church with the Revs. William Evans and Steve Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgetop Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 until 7 p.m. at Crofton Christian Church. Hughart and Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements. A native of Trigg County, he was born April 6, 1942, the son of the late Alex Granville and Martha Sholar Meredith. He was a retired truck driver. He had been a member of Crofton Christian Church where he was an elder. He taught Sunday school and was a youth leader. He was also a Cub Scout cub master. Survivors include his wife, Ann Meredith; his sons, Ronnie Meredith, Crofton, and Jeff (Katherine) Meredith, Cokato, Minn.; his sisters, Francis Leaf, Beaver, Pa., and Elizabeth Carter, Crofton, and three grandchildren.

JAMES WILLIAM ROGERS

JUL 1, 1927-SEP 23, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for James “Jamie” Rogers, 87, of Cadiz, were held on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Delmont Baptist Church in Trigg County. The Revs. Terry Mitcheson, Wayne Glass and John Mitchell officiated. Burial with full military honors followed at Delmont Baptist Church Cemetery. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Rogers passed away on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at his home in Cadiz. He retired from the United States Army with 22 years of service as a first sergeant and from the US Civil Service Department after 16 years as a pipe fitter and aircraft maintenance technician at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He was a Korean and Vietnam veteran, having received two bronze stars for meritorious service in a combat zone. He was a member of Delmont Baptist Church for 62 years where he had served as a Sunday school teacher. Mr. Rogers was also a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Woodmen of the World, Chapter 20. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Rogers; parents, Bernice Rogers and Elna Carr Rogers; sister Ruth Simmons; brother-in-law, Bud Simmons; and grandson Seth Olin Moore. James Rogers is survived by his wife Kay Rogers of Cadiz; two sons, Donald Rogers of North Richland Hills, Texas and Lance Birdsong (and wife Ginger) of Evansville, Ind.; three daughters, DeLana Gray of Grand Junction, Colo., Lori Hillman (and husband Randall) of Cadiz and Lisa Moore (and husband John) of Cadiz; son-in-law Michael Gray of Cadiz; seven grandchildren, Katarina Rogers (and husband Christopher Howington), Miranda Gonzalez (and husband Paul), Randi Lynn Broadbent (and husband Michael), Lynzie Mackey (and husband Michael), Adrienne Hillman, Quinton Moore and Kamryn Moore; five great-grandchildren, Landon Mackey, Kayden Broadbent, Joel Gonzalez, Brycen Broadbent and Avery Mackey; four step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren. Serving as active pallbearers were Lance Birdsong, Paul Gonzalez, Quinton Moore, Michael Broadbent, Berlin Moore, Jr., and Randall Hillman. Honorary pallbearers were Robert and Beverly Wyatt, Billy Wayne and Mary Taylor, Jennifer Sullivan, Patty Rogers, Michael (Henry) Broadbent and Bruce Moore. Music was provided by Charles Stampler, violinist; Teresa Smith, organist; Ruby Hargrove, pianist; Lisa Moore, soloist; and the Delmont Baptist Church Choir. The Ten Commandments were read by Quinton Moore. Memorial contributions may be made to Delmont Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Berlin Moore, 890 Corinth Cemetery Road, Cadiz, KY 42211 or to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


TODD MICHAEL CRISP

APR 15, 1968-SEP 26, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Todd Crisp, age 46, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  Mr. Crisp retired after working in the furniture business all his life.  He worked at Crisp Furniture and later was a furniture representative for several large furniture companies.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Trigg Co., KY. He is survived by: father - Michael Crisp, Cadiz, KY, one daughter - Hannah Elizabeth Crisp, Cadiz, KY, one son - Carson Alexander Crisp, Cadiz, KY, three brothers-Jason Crisp and wife-Loretta, Arlington, VA, Jonathan Crisp, Cadiz, KY and Jarrott Crisp, Cadiz, KY, one sister - Leah  Caroline Mitchell, Cadiz, KY, paternal grandparents-Elwood and Clara Nell Crisp, Cadiz, KY, aunts and uncles- Ryan and Elizabeth Merrick, James and Janice Merrick and Barbara Gamblin and several nieces and nephews also survive.  He was preceded in death by: mother - Juanita Merrick Forguson and maternal grandparents - Morris and Barbara Merrick.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050 Cadiz, KY 42211-031.  Graveside Funeral Services will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens at 1:00 PM Friday, October 3, 2014 with the Reverend Richard Sexton and Reverend Bob McIntosh officiating.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Relay For Life Team, Blue Springs' Bunch, 3666 Blue Spring Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

JUANITA STONE GUIER

AUG 18, 1929-SEP 25, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Juanita Guier, 85, of Cadiz, were held on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Norman Cotton officiated. Burial followed at Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Juanita Guier passed away on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Christian Care Communities in Hopkinsville. Ms. Guier was a retired salesclerk and was a member of East Cadiz Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy Guier; her parents, Bishop Wilson and Bertha Isabel Stone; brother Orbie Stone; and three sisters, Goldie Wade, Oletta Audas and Mary Bland. She is survived by two brothers, Raymond Stone of Cadiz and Lloyd Stone of Texas; son Russell Guier (and wife Debbie) of Hopkinsville; daughter Vicki Guier of Madisonville; two grandchildren, Christopher Guier (and wife Jaclyn) and Sarah Robertson; and three great-grandchildren, Jackson Guier, Caden Guier and Hunter Robertson. Serving as pallbearers were Jimmie Carr, Larry Hooks, Steve Audas, Brian Stallons, Jason Wade and Doug Noel. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Larry Bland, Johnny Bland, Bill H. Sumner, L.W. “Curly” Bunch, Bill Mize and Harrell Guier. Music was provided by Michelle Wade Dimmick, vocalist. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.



DIANE HENDERSON BRIDGES

JAN 10, 1953-SEP 23, 2014

HOPKINSVILLE, KY—Frances Diane Bridges, 61, Dawson Springs Road, died at 10:52 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at her home of natural causes.  A native of Hopkinsville, she was born the daughter of Mary Ann Jacobs Dunn, Hopkinsville, and the late Benjamin Odell Henderson. She was a homemaker and a member at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Her husband, Mosco Bridges, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Rene Buergermeister, Houston, TX and her brother, Donnie Henderson, Hopkinsville. Memorials may be made to Christian County Animal Shelter. A memorial service will be held at New Barren Springs at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014. There will be no visitation.   

W. C. FOWLER

MAR 23, 1930-SEP 14, 2014

CADIZ, KY—WC Fowler, 84, of Cadiz and formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his residence after a long illness. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Danny Belcher with burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Trent Fowler, Shaun Hogan, Shane Hogan, Jeff Fowler, Bobby Dale Fowler and Johnny Fowler. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A native of LaFayette, Kentucky born March 23, 1930, he was the son of the late Terry and Mallie Helen Williams Fowler.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and was retired from the Department of the Army, Civil Service after 32 years. Survivors include his wife Marilyn Fowler, two sons; T.F. Fowler (Debra), Hopkinsville and WC Fowler, Jr. (Ann Hogan), Cadiz, Kentucky, two daughters; Janet Faye Nunn (Mike), Hopkinsville and Beverly Ann McDonald, Hopkinsville, two stepsons; Garvin E. “Rocky” Munn (Brenda) and Michael E. Binkley, both of Nashville, Tennessee, one stepdaughter, Lee “Cissy” Rochelle Munn Harmon (Jim), Mont Eagle, Tennessee, two brothers; Bobby Fowler (Annie) and Ray Fowler (Nell), both of Gracey, Kentucky one sister, Kay Meredith (Dean) Cadiz, Kentucky, seven grandchildren; Christy Watkins, Trent Fowler, Shane Hogan, Shaun Hogan, Tabitha Keel, Tricia Fowler-Staples and Kara McDonald and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, WC Fowler III “Tra” in 1999. Memorial contributions are suggested the Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240

MARY HILL REEVES

JUL 16, 1922-SEP 8, 2014

TRONA, CA—Mary Hill Reeves, longtime resident of Trona, CA, passed away 8 Sep 2014, in Lone Pine, CA. Mary was born 16 Jul 1922 in Arkansas. She was the eighth of 14 children born to Oliver and Vida Hill. Mary married Leon Reeves in 1939, nd they moved to Trona in 1941 with their infant son, Fred. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leon, son Fred, daughter Linda, grandsons Rick and Brian Reeves and granddaughter Gayle Lynn Rhodes. Her siblings preceding her in death are Val Hill, brother and sisters Cleo Still, Marcella Gates and Fern Stills. Mary is survived by her children Charlotte Biggs (Alan), Mike Reeves (Bessie), Rodger Reeves, Janie Smith (Dennis), Terry Reeves and daughter-in-law Carol Reeves. Also surviving are grandchildren Kelly Rhodes, Kristin Pence, Kim Blok, Michael Reeves, Jacque Logston, Toby McCord, Ryan Reeves and Cathy Mills. Several great-grandchildren survive her as well. Surviving siblings are Dorothy Davis and Willodean Brightwell of Arkansas, Lios Shipman and John Hill of Texas and Joyce McCarley of Ridgecrest, CA.

EDGAR GILLIHAN

FEB 13, 1926-SEP 3, 2014

PADUCAH, KY—Edgar Gillihan, 88, of Paducah, KY passed away at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital. Edgar was a retired Electrician and was co-owner of West Kentucky Electric. He was a member of Twelve Oaks Baptist Church, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #816 and the Masonic Lodge. He served in the United States Army Air Corp during WW II. Edgar is survived by his son, Mark Gillihan of Paducah, KY and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Bridges Gillihan, one sister and two brothers. His parents were Samuel R. Gillihan and Roxie Cress Gillihan. Funeral services will be 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Dr. Louis Brinker officiating. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, Twelve Oaks Baptist Church, 2110 New Holt Road, Paducah, KY 42001.


CARL TRICE "BUNNY" BRIDGES

FEB 1, 1934-SEP 3, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Carl T. “Bunny” Bridges, 80, of Cadiz, were held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Paxton Redd officiated. Burial with full military honors followed at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Carl Bridges passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz. Mr. Bridges had worked for the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a surveyor prior to the impoundment of Lake Barkley and later as an insurance agent for the Commonwealth Life Insurance Co. In recent years, he worked for Christian County Quarry and retired from Rogers Group Inc. in Hopkinsville. He was a United States Navy veteran and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and Cadiz Masonic Lodge 121 F. & A.M. He was preceded in death by his father John Carl Bridges; mother Julia Bell Thomas Bridges; and foster sister Betty Stapleton. Mr. Bridges is survived by one sister, Rose Claire Freeman; two sons, Ricky Bridges (and wife Tammy) and David Paul Bridges (and wife Leslie), all of Cadiz; four grandchildren, Bridget Skinner (and husband Allan Ray), Kyle Bridges, Zachary Bridges and Colten Bridges, all of Cadiz; and two great-grandchildren, Dillon Skinner and Jaxson Skinner. Music was provided by Jan Oakley, pianist, and Mark Harris, vocalist. Serving as active pallbearers were Zachary Bridges, Colten Bridges, Alan Skinner, Smith Freeman, Dell Freeman, III and Nathan Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Dillon Skinner, Bill Armstrong, John Armstrong, Oak Grove Baptist Church Adult Sunday School Class and Hugh Roberts, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 45 Floyd Sumner Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

MARY RUTH BURNETT MCCLAIN

APR 16, 1938-SEP 1, 2014

MAYFIELD, KY—Mrs. Mary Ruth McClain, age 76 of Mayfield, Ky passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM at her residence. She was of the Pentecostal Faith, and she was a Homemaker. Mrs. McClain is survived by her son- Mark Allen (Elizabeth) McClain of Mayfield, Ky; daughter- Penny Hamrick of Mayfield, Ky; sister- Rita Kay Sanderson of Mayfield, Ky; eight grandchildren- Tiffany Franklin, Mallory Dawn McClain, Hillary McClain, Tierra Roberts, Chandler Roberts, Malachi Hornback, Beth Flowers, and Victoria Hornback; and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband- J.B. McClain, four brothers; one sister; parents- Ollie James & Mary Izell Motheral Burnett. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call after 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky.


GEORGE EDWARD TERRELL

MAY 10, 1921-AUG 25, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY—Funeral services for Mr. George Ed Terrell, 93, of Louisville, a native of Cadiz, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Lawrence Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Terrell passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Saints Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville. He was born on May 10, 1921, in the Blue Spring Community of Trigg County to Bob and Emma Bridges Terrell. He was one of nine children, Marie Eldo having died at birth. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States of America’s Mighty 8th Air Force- 446th Bomb Group, (see Trigg County Veteran’s History Book for details). He was a 50-plus-year member of Valley Station Baptist Church. He was a current member of New Salem Baptist Church in Louisville. He was a retired staff member of the University of Louisville School of Engineering, a member of the Masonic Grand Lodge No. 82, F&AM of KY, a member of the Scottish Rite-32nd degree, a Kosair Shriner and a member of the Noble Order of the Kentucky Colonels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his lovely and devoted wife of 60 years, Gladys Opal (Gray) Terrell on Aug. 14, 2001; six sisters, Cicero Terrell Mitchell, Sarah Terrell Stallons, Myra Terrell Stallons, Martha Terrell Braboy, Irene Terrell Bridges and Annalene Terrell Braboy; and one brother, Robert J. Terrell. Mr. Terrell is survived by four children, Sharron K. McConnell (and husband Clifford W.) of Louisville, Michael E. Terrell (Catherine Beahm) of Louisville, Stephen G. Terrell (and wife Patricia J.) of Lexington and Ronald K. Terrell (Katrina) of Mt. Washington; grandchildren Clifford T. McConnell (Deborah), Ashley P. French (Joseph), Phillip B. Terrell (Sarah), Erin G. Terrell (Andrew Broxson); great-grandchildren, twins Helena Gray and Sara Rose, Joshua Edward and Emma Caroline Terrell, Stacie Stephens (Kelly), Tray Trew (David); and great-great-grandchildren Kyle and Kolby Stephens, and Ava and Mya Trew.


HONTAS BRIDGES HARGROVE

FEB 1, 1926-AUG 23, 2014

CULPEPER, VA—Hontas Maurine Hargrove, born February 1, 1926, daughter of Virgil and Minnie Bridges of Murray, Kentucky, died at home in Culpeper on Saturday, August 23, 2014, with her two daughters and their families by her side. Hontas' grandfather was Cherokee Indian, so she was named after Pocahontas and acquired her affectionate nickname, Pokey. During World War II, Hontas worked in a factory supporting the war effort earning her place in that very special group of people we now know as "Rita the Riveters". A wonderful mother and cook, she was known for her delicious pies and awesome Thanksgiving dinners. Hontas is survived by her two daughters, Janice and Nancy and their husbands; four grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cloys, and her son, John. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 29, 2014 ,at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Culpeper, Virginia. The family requests expressions of sympathy be sent to the Culpeper Regional Hospital in memory of Hontas Hargrove. Hontas is now safely with our Lord. She was 88 years old.

SHIRLEY ANN COVERT GODBOLD

DEC 25, 1932-AUG 15, 2014

FORT WORTH, TX—Shirley Ann Godbold, 81, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Fort Worth. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Northwest Christian Church, 1001 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Interment: 11:30 a.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Shirley was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Oklahoma to Glenn and Lorene K. Covert. She lovingly raised her four children, and then returned to school where she earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She then worked as an accountant for several years until retiring. Shirley resided in Pantego and Arlington for many years and was a member of Northwest Christian Church. She was an expert quilter and a deacon at her church. She loved teaching ESL (English as a second language) classes at NWCC, where she was much loved by her students. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Neil H. Godbold, on July 26, 2005. Survivors: Daughter, Laura Jenkins Melton; sons, Brian, Jeffrey and Russell Jenkins; stepsons, Jeff and Scott Godbold and families; brother, Gary Covert and wife, Susan; sisters, Dr. Linda Davis, and Martha Ancona and husband, Leon; granddaughters, Christie Purvis, Jocelyn Jenkins, Rylee Melton; and grandsons, Chase and Tyler Purvis.


AUDRA LOUISE CUNNINGHAM ALLEN

NOV 15, 1921-AUG 10, 2014

PADUCAH, KY—Graveside services for Mrs. Audra Cunningham Allen, 92, of Paducah, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at East End Cemetery in Cadiz. The Rev. Kenneth Puckett will officiate. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Audra Cunningham Allen passed away Saturday evening on Aug. 10, 2014, at Superior Care Home in Paducah. Mrs. Allen was a native of Trigg County where she received her education. She and her late husband of 62 years, James G. Allen, moved to Paducah in the mid 1940s. They were active members of East Baptist Church of Paducah. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, William Carr and Iva Nora Cunningham of Trigg County; and one brother, Cecil Cunningham of Paducah. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Cunningham of Paducah; one niece, Cecilia Cunningham Stevenson (and husband Michael) of LaGrange, Ga.; and one great nephew, Alan Stevenson (and wife Joelle) of New York, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be to East Baptist Church, 2985 Old Husbands Road, Paducah, KY 42003.


ORENE TEMPLEMAN TURNER

OCT 27, 1927-AUG 6, 2014

ELKTON, KY—Mrs. Orene Templeman Turner age 86 of Elkton, KY passed away 7:00 P.M. Wednesday August 6, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY of natural causes. Services will be 4 :00 p.m. Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Latham Funeral Home with Rev. David Fullen and Rev. Brent Arn officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Latham Funeral Home.Mrs. Turner was born October 27, 1927 in Todd Co., KY the daughter of the late William Thomas Templeman and Iva Mae Phillips Templeman. She was a homemaker and was employed at Elkton Apparel for 17 years. Mrs. Turner was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, “Bunt” V.T. Turner of Elkton; her daughters, Jo (Eston Jr.) Glover of Elkton, Kay (Billy) Hurt of Elkton and Janice Hubard (Randy) Mitchell of Caldwell Co., KY; her brother, Carl Templeman of Elkton; her sisters, Marcia Dean Harris of Springfield, TN and Sue Vass of Fairview; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be given to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, C/O Carl Templeman, 1362 Sharon Grove Road, Elkton, Ky. 42220.

RUSSELL LEE PHELPS

NOV 11, 1919-AUG 3, 2014

COVINGTON, TN—Russell L. Phelps, 86, of Covington, Tennessee died Sunday, August 3, 2014, at his residence. Born November 11, 1927, to Carl Vernon and Ella Belle Russell Phelps, he was a retired Band and Choral Director in the Tipton County schools. He was also Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church, Covington, where he was a member for 57 years. He taught the Men's Bible Class of the church for more than 50 years. He served as President of the West Tennessee Vocal Association for a number of years and was a highly sought-after judge for music competitions long after his retirement. He influenced hundreds of young music students, several of whom went on to be professional musicians and/or music educators. Funeral services for Mr. Phelps will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Covington First United Methodist Church with Reverend Wade Cox officiating. Interment will follow in R.H. Munford Cemetery. Covington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Dustin Phelps, Keller Medlin, Catherine Phelps, Meredith Medlin, Allison Phelps and Justin Hanson. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Men's Bible Class. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 5th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Covington First United Methodist Church. He is survived by one daughter, Janet Phelps of Franklin; one son, Keith Phelps (Grace) of Covington; four grandchildren, Dustin Phelps (Allison) of Lakeland, Keller Medlin of San Francisco, Catherine Phelps of Covington, Meredith Medlin of Franklin, and two great-grandchildren, Georgianne and Molly Kate Phelps of Lakeland. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Clara Jane Phelps. The family requests memorials be directed to Covington First United Methodist Church, Music Fund, 145 W. Church Street, Covington, TN 38019.


EVELYN DIXON MARTIN

DEC 16, 1908-JUL 28, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, TN—Evelyn Dixon Martin, 105, a life-long city resident, passed away, Monday, July 28,2014 at a local health care facility. She was born December 16, 1908 in Chattanooga, the daughter of E.M. (Boyd) and Mary Milliken Dixon. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Terry Ellis Martin, her parents, sisters: Irene Dixon Hassler, Ethel Dixon Case, and brother, Marvin Dixon. Survivors are daughter, Mary Martin Low of Kalispell, Mt., son, Robert E. (Sue Robinson) Martin, and brother, Howard Dixon, of Chattanooga, three nieces, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grand-children and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Martin and her late husband owned and operated Martin's Food Market in St. Elmo for some 30 years. She was a former member of Brainerd Baptist Church, but in later years a member of St. Elmo Ave. Baptist Church. She also was a member of the former St. Elmo Chapter of the Eastern Star. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 4th, at 11 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Givens officiating. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Consulate Health Care Facility for all the kindness and loving care given to Evelyn while she was a resident. There will not be any visitation at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Elmo Ave. Baptist Church, 37409 or Brainerd Baptist Church missions program, P.O. Box 8159, 37414. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel.

IDA LORENE VINSON

SEP 24, 1916-JUL 25, 2014

PURYEAR, TN—Ms. Ida Lorene Vinson, 97, of Puryear, Tennessee died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. Ms. Vinson was born in Stewart County, Tennessee on September 24, 1916 to the late Oscar and Orlena (Cable) Vinson. Ms. Vinson was a retired school teacher who taught in the Henry County School System. She was a member of the Hazel Baptist Church since 1942, a member of the Henry County Retired Teachers Association, and a 60 year member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. Ms. Vinson is survived by one brother, Willie Vinson of Puryear, Tennessee; niece and caregiver, Beth Mangrum and husband Keith of Puryear, Tennessee; great nephew, Jason Mangrum and wife Jenny of Puryear, Tennessee; and great-great niece, Erin Mangrum of Puryear, Tennessee. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Hazel Baptist Church in Hazel, Kentucky at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Brent Lee officiating. Burial will follow at the Hazel Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Hazel Baptist Church from 12:00 p.m. until funeral hour (2:00). Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Hazel City Cemetery Fund, 1437 Old Whitlock Road, Puryear, Tennessee 38251.

JANICE SMITH NOBLE

1947-JUL 17, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, AL—Janice Smith Noble, age 66, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, died July 17, 2014, at DCH Regional Medical Center after a long illness. A Service of Death and Resurrection will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Florence First United Methodist Church with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Church Atrium. Reverends Kelly Clem, Robert Sparkman, and Melody Traylor will officiate. Burial will follow at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Central Heights Community. A Saturday visitation will be held at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m.  Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Jonathan Grady Smith and Virginia Jane Bromley; sister-in-law, Glenda Bentley Smith; nephew, Jonathan Smith; brother-in-law, Terry Lovelace; and loving aunts and uncles.  Survivors include her loving husband, Hal Noble of Tuscaloosa, Alabama to whom she was a wonderful supportive pastor's spouse for almost 26 years. They were married on August 27, 1988; daughter, Kristina Noble Berry (Eric) of Panama City, Florida; grandchildren, Ana and Isabel; son, Richard Lane Noble (Karin) of Hanford, California; grandchildren, Lalla, Danny, Kyea and Preston); brothers, Grady Smith (Theresa) of Florence, Alabama, Hugh Smith (Brenda) of KillIen, Alabama, Carl Smith (Denise) of Richmond, Texas; sisters, Elaine Lovelace of Central Heights Alabama and Kate Smith of Florence, Alabama; nephews, Scott Smith (Danielle), Christopher Smith, Mike Lovelace (Charlotte), Kenneth Lovelace, David Lovelace (Hope); nieces, Lindsay Smith Siddall (Lane) and Cheryl Smith Wade (Steven). Janice is also survived by many very special friends who were the recipients of her thoughtful, oftentimes humorous notes. Janice was a 1965 graduate of Central High School, Central Alabama. Janice received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Auburn University and practiced for several years at Central Pharmacy and was relief pharmacist In the cities of Anniston, Tuscaloosa and Decatur.  Janice was a dedicated spouse and mother who served her family and friends as an inspiration for living life through adversity with her use of humor and demonstrated perseverance. She will always be remembered for her wit, her kindness to all and love of life for which she is held in the highest esteem and regard.  Pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Haraway, Ken Nix, Harold Harmon, Tom Smith, Carl Smith and Jerry Thrasher.  Honorary pallbearers are United Methodist Clergy Spouses.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Janice's memory to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.



JEFFERY WAYNE FOWLER

FEB 11, 1960-JUL 3, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Jeff Fowler, age 54, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville, KY.  Mr. Fowler had worked at Johnson Controls in Cadiz, KY for 15 years as a welder and machine operator.  He was a member of the former Bible Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY. He is survived by: mother - Shirley Ann Byrd Fowler, Hopkinsville, KY, one son - Brian Fowler, Ontario, Canada, one daughter - Kayla Fowler, Ontario, Canada, one brother- Donald Ray Fowler, Cadiz, KY, three sisters and brothers-in-law-Connie Beatty and Mark, Lacy, KY,  Alice Lamb and Kevin, Hopkinsville, KY, Judy Hale and Paul, Hopkinsville, KY, one granddaughter - Isabella Fowler, Ontario, Canada and special friend - Elaine Meador, Cadiz, KY.  He was preceded in death by: father - Dorris Rhea Fowler.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, July 7, 2014.  Funeral  Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 8, 2014 with Jim Beatty officiating.  Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.

BOBBY J. WILLIAMS

NOV 1, 1932-JUN 8, 2014

MAYFIELD, KY—Mr. Bobby J. Williams, age 81 a resident of the Beatletown Community, passed away at 11:00 A.M. Sunday, June 8, 2014 at his residence. He was of the Church of Christ Faith, Member of Mayfield Masonic Lodge # 369 and retired owner of Williams Grocery and Williams Shoe Shack. He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Jane Ann Pritchard Williams, one daughter: Sylnia Williams Laws, Murfreesboro, TN., one sister: Florence Rodgers, Benton, KY., three grandchildren: Leslie Wheeler, Boaz, Christinia Grisham, Murfreesboro, TN., Joe David Laws, Paducah, Great grandchildren: Maddox, Kara, Mason, Jima and Tensley. He was preceded in death by his parents: Allie and Rose McCaun Williams, a son: Ricky L. Williams and three brothers. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with Barry Pritchard officiating. Serving as active pallbearers will be: Stanley James, Darrell Wheeler, Joe David Laws, Kyle Grisham, Joey Allen and John Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jerry Graviett, Rex Alexander, Charles Williams, Jackie Bruce, Jim Shelton and Ray Williams. Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. until the funeral hour on Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield.


MARGARET HUGHES SMITH

DEC 15, 1918-MAY 24, 2014

ALBION, IL— Margaret Smith, 95 of Mt. Carmel, IL formerly of Albion, IL passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:30am at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL. Margaret was born December 15, 1918 in Cadiz, Kentucky. Her parents were John and Lorene Bridges Hughes. She married Elmer Smith, October 30, 1952 in Evansville, IN and he preceded her in death October 7, 1997. Margaret was a school teacher in the Grayville School District. She was a 5th generation school teacher, a member of the DAR, and a Deacon at the Albion First Christian Church. She thoroughly enjoyed researching genealogy, and also enjoyed the family farm. Margaret loved her family. She is survived by her son; Kevin (Kathy) Smith of Albion, IL, sister; Rebecca Sharp of New Madrid, MO, 4 grandchildren; Dustin (April) Smith of Evansville, IN, Melissa (Michael) Crickman of Carbondale, IL, Krista Smith of Sullivan, IL and Chad Smith of Albion, IL, and 4 great-grandchildren; Lillie, Isabelle, Makaya, and Maysa. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister; Virginia Kimbrough and 1 great-grandson; Myles. Graveside service will be Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:00pm at Graceland Cemetery in Albion, IL. There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are asked to go directly to cemetery. Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, IL entrusted with arrangements.

MARY KATHERINE LAWRENCE

SEP 12, 1921-MAY 23, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY—Mary Katherine "Kay" Lawrence age 92, of Louisville, Ky., died Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Baptist Health in Louisville, Ky.  Mary Kay Lawrence was born September 12, 1921 in Brewers, Kentucky. Kay was one of two children born to Loyd Lawrence and Mamie Chester Lawrence. She had one brother, James Elmo Lawrence whom she adored. She passed away on May, 23, 2014. Kay learned piano at an early age from her mother, and it became her life's passion. She studied classical music at Murray State University, where she began taking piano lessons in her sophomore year of high school. She attributes her luck in attending college to her mother, who pushed her to continue in school. After graduating from college, Kay taught chorus, rhythm ensemble and marching band to students in grades 1-12 at Dixon and Poole Schools in Webster County. Because time and space was not available during school hours Kay spent many evenings rehearsing with the band without the use of electricity. The high school band under Kay's direction performed at the railroad depot for the young soldiers heading off to World War II. Saving $950 from teaching, Kay followed her dream of going to New York City to continue her musical studies and left Kentucky at the end of her first year of teaching. While in New York, Kay attained her master's degree from Columbia University. Although she was brought up studying classical music, Kay was bitten by the jazz bug early on in Brewers Kentucky where she and her brother first heard jazz being played while in high school. She was soon playing jazz piano at clubs in New York. She recalled going to Union Hall on 52nd street where callers would say, "We need a pianist at so and so club this Friday". Kay started getting employment this way, but soon she was established and had regular engagements. Once when she was playing in an after-hours club, Art Tatum, (who is considered one of the greatest pianists in any style of music) came in, sat next to her on the piano bench and asked her to play for him. She played "Sweet Lorraine" which she knew he had just recorded. On another occasion she and friends stopped at a bar where Charlie Parker was playing. At the intermission Charlie came over to her table. Someone started introductions and Charlie stopped them saying, "Oh I know Kay." The music critic Leonard Feather wrote an article on the music scene there and while he described various well-known pianists as scholarly or polite he said if you want to hear "hard swing jazz" go hear Mary Kay Lawrence play. In addition to playing with the greats of her time, Kay performed at Carnegie Hall, accompanying a dancer. In the mid-1950s, Kay formed an all-girl trio, The Kay Lawrence Trio, with a drummer and bassist, and performed throughout New York City. Kay moved to Louisville in the 1960's, and taught in the public schools. She also taught piano privately at Mel Own Music as well as Bellarmine University for about thirty years. She was one of the few musicians who traveled in both the classical music world as well as the jazz world. Kay knew the playing of the new young lions on the national jazz scene and yet her favorite classical composer was Charles Ives, whose quirky polytonal music with quotes from various folk music, seemed to perfectly fit her personality. She would laugh out loud as she listened to his music. Kay continued entertaining people into her nineties, as she would play for happy hour at the assisted living facility where she lived until her passing. In addition to her love and mastery of music, Kay read the bible daily, exuberantly cheered on the University of Kentucky Wildcats every basketball season and when she visited Jim in Murray, would wile away the days fishing. Her parents, her brother Jim, of Murray, Kentucky and Dia Sharpus, the light of her life, preceded her in death. Dia was the daughter of Soni Sharpus, a dear friend for many, many years, who also preceded Kay in death. Kay never had children but she leaves behind students of all ages, who were touched by her talent and humor and who will miss her dearly. As one of her longtime students stated…"Heaven is lucky to have her now." Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Brewers Cemetery. No public visitation will be held.


WANDA VINSON MITCHELL

JUL 11, 1944-MAY 16, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, TN—Wanda Vinson Mitchell, 69, Johnson City, TN, went to her heavenly home on Friday, May 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Wanda taught math at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, for 23 years. She was an inspiration to all her students. Wanda retired from teaching in 2007, the same year she received the “Teacher of the Year” award. Reading was her favorite hobby as well as spending time with her grandchildren. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Connie Vinson, Cadiz, KY; and a son, Kevin Mitchell. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ronald W. Mitchell; two daughters, Krista Mitchell, and companion Mike Thompson (Johnson City), Kyme Mitchell White, and husband, Dave White (Knoxville); and five grandchildren, Brandon Linkous, Ben and Ely Leonard (Johnson City); Saryn and Saxen White (Knoxville, TN). Also surviving are 3 sisters: Nita Mott, Fountain Hills, AZ, Jessica Siegmund, Cadiz, KY, and Stephanie Perry, Cadiz, KY, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a daughter-in-kind, Clarice Zoggyie, West Ghana. A life celebration service will be held in Cadiz, KY, on Thursday, May 22, 10:00 am, at the Cadiz Christian Church. Memorial service will be held in Johnson City, TN, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA. The donation may be specified for the Patient Care Fund by going to the web site www.shepherd.org under Giving. A special thanks to Dr. Scott Dulebohn, his associates, and all the staff of the 4300 wing at the Johnson City Medical Center who gave such loving and wonderful care to Wanda.

ELAINE BAKER SANDERS

MAR 8, 1923-MAY 15, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Elaine B. Sanders, 91, of Cadiz, were held on Sunday, May18, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Jamus Redd, Billy Joe Nichols and Bradley Carroll officiated. Burial followed in the Wall Cemetery in Wallonia. Elaine B. Sanders passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Barkley Plantation Assisted Living in Cadiz. Mrs. Sanders retired from the Trigg County Schools as the cafeteria manager. She was a 68-year member of Wallonia Christian Church and served as the church treasurer. She was a member of the Trigg County Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, Thomas and Bridges Association, BPW Club, and the Trigg County Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.E. “Mutt” Sanders; her parents Sam Baker and Evelyn Cunningham Baker; brother James “Jimmy” Baker; sister Mary Ann Carr; son Dr. Jack Sanders; and granddaughter Kelly Haugh. She is survived by one sister, Cora Mae Atkinson of Cadiz; one daughter, Joyce Bozarth (and husband Danny) of Cadiz; three grandchildren and spouses, Kendra and Jamus Redd, Ashley and Jeff Hunter and Steven and Terese Sanders; eight great-grandchildren and spouses, Erica and Jeff Thompson, Emily and Chris Mayfield, Caroline Redd, Elizabeth Redd, Jude Hunter, Jacob Hunter, Ivey Redd and Joel Hunter; four great-grandchildren, Bradley Mayfield, Riley Thompson, Cash Thompson and Reece Thompson. Serving as active pallbearers were Randy Baker, Jim Baker, Tommie Baker, Chris Mayfield, Jeff Hunter and Jeff Thompson. Memorial contributions may be made to: Wallonia Christian Church, 3911 Hopkinsville, Rd., Cadiz, KY 42211 or to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

JUN 11, 1943-MAY 12, 2014

OTTAWA, KS—Charlotte Raby, 70, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at Dengel & Son Mortuary, 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 16, 2014. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Raby, at the mortuary, after 9:00 A.M., Thursday, to the service hour where the family will meet with friends from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona, Kansas. Charlotte was born on Friday, June 11, 1943 in Pomona, Kansas, the daughter of John O. and Lottie V. (Carter) Love. She lived in Pomona for seventeen years, moving to Ottawa in 1960. She graduated from Pomona High School with the class of 1961.    On November 22, 1960 Charlotte was united in marriage with James H. Raby, Sr. in Ottawa. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Ann Raby; and her parents. Survivors include her two sons, James H. Raby, Jr. and wife Betty of Richmond; and Christopher S. Raby and wife Kelly of Ottawa; five grandchildren, Bridger, Jeremy, Amanda, Mykenna, and Camille Raby; two great grandchildren, Kadance and Dominic Raby; and siblings, Kenneth Burgoon and wife Jackie of Junction City; Alvin "Butch" Burgoon and wife Jean of Topeka; Linda Love of Ottawa; and Thomas Love and wife Judy of Ottawa. Charlotte worked at UPS, as an administrative assistant, retiring in 1995. She then began working for Trinity United Methodist Church, as a secretary/bookkeeper, for two years and became the pastor for eight years; pastor of Greeley United Methodist Church; and later returned to Trinity United Methodist as the associate pastor. She was a fifty year member of the Union Chapter #15, Order of the Eastern Star (past Worthy Matron); former member of Ottawa Assembly #306, Social Order of the Beauceant (past President); licensed local pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church and the God Squad Bible Study. The family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067.  


MAR 31, 1926-APR 28, 2014

NAPLES, FL—Harold Eugene Kelly, Sr., 88, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Hopkinsville, KY died at 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at Naples Community Hospital in Naples after a brief illness. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville conducted by Rev. Kent Workman with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Head, Tom Michl, Bob Bennett, Don Bilyeu, Jim McBride and Steve Burke.  Larry Radford will serve as honorary pallbearer. Visitation will be from noon until the service hour of 1:00 p.m. at the church. A native of Willow Hill, Illinois born March 31, 1926, he was the son of the late Anna Selby Kelly and Clydeus Dawson Kelly. Following his service in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he had worked as a Switchman for South Central Bell for more than 30 years. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville and East Naples Baptist Church in Naples. He had been a member of the Hopkinsville Lions Club and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include his wife Johnnie Mae Thomas Kelly, Naples, two sons; Gene Kelly and Tom Kelly (Sherri), all of Naples, one daughter, Janice Kelly, Clarksville, Tennessee, three grandchildren; Tamara Dillard, Parker Kelly and Tanner Kelly and one great-grandson, Aidan Dillard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Maryanna Kelly in August 2013 and a granddaughter, Ashley Erin Kelly in April 2005. Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 566, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

RICKY GENE LOVETT

MAY 24, 1957-APR 16, 2014

BENTON, KY—Mr. Ricky Gene Lovett, age 56 of Benton, KY., passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home in Benton, KY. He was a retired carpenter and a roofer. Born Friday, May 24, 1957 in Murray, KY., he was the son of the late Max Gene Lovett and the late Shirley (Hargrove) Smith. Surviving are two sons, Matthew Lovett, wife Whitney of Murray, KY and Zackary Lovett of Murray, KY., one grandchild, Ella Lovett of Murray, KY., one brother, Nicky Lovett, wife Angie of Hazel, KY, one sister, Christy Smith of Paris, TN. Also surviving are three uncles, Purdom Lovett, wife Jo of Murray, KY., Craig Hargrove of Murray, KY., Phillip Hargrove of Almo, KY., and one aunt, Tammy Hargrove of Murray, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, Walter and Thelma Hargrove, Fred and Elsie Lovett four uncles, William and Talmage Lovett, Jimmy, Eddie, Donnie and Mark Hargrove and one aunt, Ruth Lovett Lassiter. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the graveside in the Coles Campground Cemetery, Murray, KY., Rev. Dan Leslie officiating. Interment is to follow the service in the Coles Campground Cemetery, Murray, KY. No public visitation is scheduled. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Discovery Place Spiritual Retreat, 1635 Spencer Mill Rd., Burns, TN 37029



CAROLYN THOMAS CUNNINGHAM

JUL 21, 1943-APR 15, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Carolyn Thomas Cunningham, age 70, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home in Cadiz, KY.  Mrs. Cunningham had worked at the Wal-Mart Super Center in Hopkinsville, KY for over  twenty years.  She was a member of the Church of God. She is survived by: two daughters and son-in-law- Nikki Cunningham, Cadiz, KY,  Kim and David Hargrove, Cadiz, KY, two sisters and brother-in-law- Linda and Larry Taylor, Cadiz, KY, Debbie Calhoun, Cadiz, KY, one niece - Martee Powell, Cadiz, KY, two nephews- Jeff Noel and Jamie Stewart, of Cadiz, KY.  She was preceded in death by: father - Tommie Thomas, mother - Nora Mae Thomas and husband - William "Billy" Johnson Cunningham.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, April 18, 2014.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

NOV 23, 1940-APR 14, 2014

BATESVILLE, AR—Gerald Allen Meacham, 73, of Batesville died Monday, April 14, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born November 23, 1940 in Batesville, he was the son of Homer Meacham and Mabel Morris Meacham. He owned and operated Meacham Packing Company for over 50 years. Gerald was on the board at White River Medical Center, was a former Independence County Quorum Court Member, and served in the National Guard. He was an avid golfer and loved the Razorbacks. He had a kind heart, was very generous and always wanted to help those in need. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Benji. He was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Beth Mays Meacham of Batesville; one son, Bart Meacham and his wife, Stephanie, of Tampa, Florida; one daughter, Betsy Meacham of Little Rock, Arkansas; one grandchild, Bryce Parker Meacham of Tampa, Florida; one brother, Morris Meacham of Maumelle, Arkansas, and eighteen nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Virginia Gardner and Barbara Atkinson. The family wishes to express gratitude to the doctors and staff at the White River Medical Center especially Dr. Doug Bernard, his nurse Leann Tharp and the doctors and nurses in the Intensive Care Unit. A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Batesville with Bro. Stacy Reed officiating. The family will welcome friends for visitation in the church fellowship hall immediately following. Interment is private. Memorials may be made to the White River Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 2197, Batesville, AR 72503; First Baptist Church, 610 E. Main Street, Batesville, AR 72501; Old Independence County Regional Museum, 380 S. 9th Street, Batesville, AR 72501; Independence County Library, 368 E. Main Street, Batesville, AR 72501; and Lyon College, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503




FREDA FAE HOLCOMB SUMNER

MAR 23, 1914-APR 13, 2014

BIXBY, OK—Freda Fae Holcomb Sumner was born on March 23, 1914 in Olive, Oklahoma. Freda passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Bixby, Oklahoma. She was 100 years of age. She was the youngest of five children born to Landon Carter and Nancy Margaret Holcomb. Freda Holcomb and Kenneth Sumner were united in marriage on May 10, 1941 in Cleveland, OK. She worked as an Olive Public Schools elementary school teacher before retiring from Bristow Public Schools in 1977. Freda was preceded in death by her parents, Landon and Nancy Holcomb; brothers,Deward Carter Holcomb and Stanley James Holcomb and sisters, Leota Holcomb and Thelma Holcomb; and her son, Billy Sumner. She is survived by husband, Kenneth Sumner; daughter, Aneta Wilkinson and son-in-law, Bill of Tulsa; granddaughters, Amy Hall and husband, Chuck of Perry, OK, Sarah McAmis and husband, Rick of Bixby, OK and Betsy Baker and husband, Tye of Durant, OK; great-grandchildren, Ashley Moore, Sydney and Riley Hall, Tony, Molly and Carter McAmis, Luke Baker; great-greatgranddaughter, Sutton Moore; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside service 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Bristow City Cemetery, Bristow, OK with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 PM, Thursday, at RiverCrest Chapel, Bixby, OK. Bixby Funeral Service.



JOYCE DAVIS BANISTER

SEP 28, 1928-APR 9, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Joyce Davis Banister, 85, of Sellersburg, Ind., a native of Cadiz, were held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Scott Wilson, Kenny Rogers and Dr. Bill Clark officiated. Burial followed at the East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Joyce Banister passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Jeffersonville, Ind. In her youth, Joyce joined Oak Grove Baptist Church and was baptized in the Cumberland River in Canton. Following her marriage, she joined Cadiz United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school in different departments, served on numerous committees, worked as secretary in the church office, and served as a delegate to the annual Methodist conference for numerous years. Joyce also attended Union Ridge Baptist Church in Marshall County and Sellersburg United Methodist Church in Sellersburg, Ind. Joyce was a charter member of the Cadiz Women’s Club where she served on the constitution and bylaws committee, a member of the Ophelia Chapter No. 55, Order of the Eastern Star, a lifetime member of the Thomas-Bridges Association where she served in every elective office, on the resolutions committee and as a correspondent to long time editors, Edison H. Thomas and Charles Kenneth Bridges; a member of the James Thomas Chapter of the American Revolution. She was a former member of the Trigg County Historical Society, the Trigg County PTA and the Trigg County Band Boosters. Joyce was also a Kentucky Colonel. Her hobbies included genealogy, scrap booking, quilting, cross-stitching, crocheting, sewing, her camera and last, but not least, spending time with her family and friends. Joyce was always sharing the past with anyone and could always find a family “connection” with all. All would agree Joyce never met a stranger. She was a1946 Trigg County High School Honor graduate. She attended Nashville Business College and Murray State University. Joyce had been employed at Trigg County Farmers Bank and retired as president and general manager of Trigg County Insurance Agency. With an insatiable appetite for knowledge, Joyce said the best gift she ever received was when she was 10 years old; a dictionary her Thomas grandparents ordered by sending a quarter and a Rectonga box top (Rectonga was a tonic they used). In her golden years, among her clutter there was always a dictionary within arm’s reach. She kept abreast of current events by reading a daily newspaper and watching world news on TV nightly. She is survived by a brother, Ned Davis (and wife Martha) of Trigg County; two daughters, Dr. Suzanne Banister of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Betsy Scroggins (and husband Steve) of Aurora; one granddaughter, Casey Linn Drane (and husband James) of Sellersburg, Ind., with whom she made her home; two great-grandsons, Eli James Drane and Samuel Davis Drane, of Sellersburg, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Marian R. Davis of Hopkinsville and Mary B. Graham of Cadiz; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Claude E. and Sue Banister of Memphis, Tenn.; two honorary grandchildren, Benji Allen and Tori Scroggins, both of Trigg County; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Serving as active pallbearers were Jesse Ordunez, Kenny Davis, Michael Phillips, Tom Davis, Tim Davis and George St. Onge. Honorary pallbearers were Brent Thompson, William Lawrence, W.C. Hendricks, Vernon Hendricks, Dale Light, Bobby Skinner, David Shore and Donnie Scroggins. Music was provided by Gary Thompson and Roy Marquess, Jr., vocalist. Memorial donations may be made to: Starkie Thomas Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, KY 42211.


NATHAN WALLACE VINSON

AUG 4, 1954-APR 2, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Nathan Wallace Vinson, 59, of Cadiz, were held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Rev. Paxton Redd officiated with Dr. Carey Thomas Vinson III providing the eulogy. Burial followed in the Vinson Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Nathan Vinson passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home in Cadiz.  Mr. Vinson had worked for Tyson Foods, Inc., in Goodlettsville, Tenn., as a computer analyst. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Carey and Mallie Vinson; and maternal grandparents, George and Nellie Belle Petty. He is survived by his parents, Carey Thomas, Jr. and Nell P. Vinson of Cadiz; three brothers, Dr. Carey Thomas III and Tracey Vinson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Forest Wayne Vinson (and wife Brenda) of Bowling Green and James Stanley Vinson (and wife Robin) of Newport News, Va.; three nephews, James Thomas Vinson, Robert Stanley Vinson and Jesse Wallace Vinson; two nieces, Cassandra Vinson Erenrich (and husband John) and Forrest Elizabeth Vinson. Serving as active pallbearers were Jesse Vinson, Robert Vinson, Steve White, Steve Francis, Craig Perry and Scotty Hampton. Music was provided by Mark Harris, vocalist, and Martha Davis, organist.


CHARLES REX THOMAS, JR.

JUL 3, 1925-APR 1, 2014

LAKE WALES, FL—Memorial services for Charles Rexie “Snookie” Thomas, 89, of Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Cadiz, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, with full military honors at Jones Cemetery in Trigg County. The Rev. Russ Thomas will officiate. King’s Funeral Home in Cadiz is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Thomas passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his home in Lake Wales, Fla. He was born on July 3, 1925, in Canton, Ohio, to Charles Rex Thomas and Nancy Wallace Thomas Hendricks. Charles was of the Baptist faith. He retired in 1986 from Westinghouse in Beaver, Pa., where he worked as a machine repairman for 36 years. He was a member of the Beaver Falls Turners and Sons of Italy in New Brighton, Pa. He and his wife moved to Florida in March of 2003 with his grandson, Nathan, due to health reasons. Charles was a United States Marine veteran having served in World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian May Thomas. He is survived by one daughter, Kim Eckstein (and husband Jeff) of Beaver Pa.; step brothers, James Hendricks of Cadiz, Ernest Hendricks of Murray; one step son, Kenneth Wallace (and wife Jean) of Beaver Falls, Pa.; five grandchildren, Nathan Eckstein (and wife Stephanie) of Lake Wales, Fla., Seth Eckstein of Beaver, Pa., Robert Wallace of Pennsylvania, Anita Wallace of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Kevin Wallace of Ohio; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

SANDRA SUE NUNNALLY BRUCE

MAR 7, 1946-MAR 31, 2014

LUBBOCK, TX—Sandra Sue Bruce was born March 7, 1946. She was raised in Hereford, TX by her parents Samuel J. and Eva Ruby (Pense) Nunnally. She was a devoted member of AA since 1990. Ms. Bruce died Monday, March 31, 2014, in Lubbock, TX. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nicole Bruce, a granddaughter, Kirsty Bruce and a brother Jimmy Nunnally. She is survived by 5 daughters, Tammy McClenney and husband Billy of Abernathy, TX, Kelly Berryman and husband Mark of Bushland, TX, Amy Jansson and husband Matt of Dumas, TX, Danna Garcia and husband Albert and Theresa Worrell and husband Jimmy all of Kansas City, MO, 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Private family burial will be held in the Hereford Cemetery, Hereford, TX.


ROBERT LYNN WALLACE

JAN 3, 1967-MAR 28, 2014

PADUCAH, KY—Robert "Lynn" Wallace, 47, of Paducah, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital. He was a self-employed painter. He is survived by his parents, Charlie and Linda Parish of Paducah; wife, Angela Wallace of Paducah; son, Jacob Wallace of Paducah; daughter, Ashley Wallace of Paducah; and one grandson. Services will be at at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Lindsey Funeral Home. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, and again after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations my be made to: The Muscular Distrophy Association, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718

REBECCA R. FRANCIS GUNTEL

JAN 15, 1944-MAR 27, 2014

EVANSVILLE, IN—Rebecca R. Guntel, 70, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at her home. She was born January 15, 1944, to the late Charles and Brooxie Francis. She was a member of Harwood Baptist Church. Rebecca was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Francis. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Leroy; children, Sherry (Dennis) Harlan, Kelly Chamberlain, Kathy (Dan) Winters, Nick (Amanda) Guntel and Amy Francis; grandchildren, Logan Harlan, Jessica Chamberlain, Josh Chamberlain, and his fiancé, Laura Steiner, Nathan, Dakota and Casey Winters, Chace and Chelsey Guntel and Dylan Francis; brother, Charles (Becky) Francis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children or Deaconess Hospice Care.


MARTHA ANN CHUBICK FINLEY

MAR 24, 1950-MAR 23, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, TN—Martha Ann Chubick Finley, age 64, of Clarksville, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at her home. She was born in Cadiz, KY, to the late Lowell Chubick and Evelyn Grace Johnson Chubick. Mrs. Finley was also preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Howell Finley. Martha was a member of North Second Street Church of Christ. She also worked for many years in Child Care, including Hilldale Christian Daycare, The Settlement, and most recently at Grandmama's House.A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, at 11 a.m., at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Jason Sage officiating. Burial will follow at Needmore Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until the hour of service, at the funeral home. Martha is survived by three sons, Ross Finley, of Clarksville, Luke (Andrea) Finley, of Spring Hill, TN, and Mark (Lauren) Finley, of Clarksville; one daughter, Regina (Chris) Hunter, of Clarksville; one brother, Jim (Laura) Chubick, of Evansville, IN; one sister, Linda (Wallace) Sholar, of New Concord, KY; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers

CORINNE STOKES HUMPHRIES

NOV 20, 1935-MAR 22, 2014

Russellvile, KY—Corinne Humphries, 78, of East 9th Street, Russellville, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Hearthstone Place Nursing Facility in Elkton. She was a Todd County native born November 20, 1935 to the late George Stokes and Estie Eula Stigall Stokes. She along with her husband owned and operated Humphries Jewelry in Russellville, she was a member of First Baptist Church, 6th and Main Street, where she was active in the "Young at Heart Group" and she along with her husband was a member of the Antique Car Club. She is survived by her husband, Marion Humphries; sons, David Humphries (Janet) of Sharpsburg, Ga., Bob Humphries (Patti) of Baltimore, Maryland and Andy Humphries (Rhonda) of Buda, Texas; daughter, Nancy Bolster of Elkton; sister, Sue Harris of Elkton; eight Grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren.  Funeral services for Corinne Humphries will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, in First Baptist Church, 6th and Main streets with Bro. Buddy Crabtree officiating and burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation at Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 evening from 5-8 p.m. and on Thursday at the church beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until the service hour. Pallbearers will be Kyle Kemp, D. J. Humphries, Christopher Humphries, Bob Canfield, Sheldon Baugh and Billy Humphries.  Donations may be made to First Baptist Church.


MARY EUNICE RAMEY THOMAS

JUL 24, 1936-MAR 22, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY—Mary Eunice Ramey Thomas, 77, of Louisville, passed away Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Audbon Hospital.  Eunice was a member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church and a native of Grundy, Virginia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Allison W. Thomas, Sr.  Survivors include he four children, Mark S. Thomas, Barbara F. Madison, Mary C. Williams and Allison W. Thomas, Jr. (Sheila); two sisters, Jackie Shell and Betty Williamson; three grandchildren, Tisha, Robert and Mara; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy., with burial on Thursday at the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Trigg County, KY.  visitatin will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.

JOSEPH BALLARD JOLLY

DEC 24, 1954-MAR 10, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, KY—Joseph Ballard Jolly, 59, of Bowling Green, Kentucky entered into rest Monday, March 10, 2014 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky. A native of Cadiz, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Ballard and Mary Trent Jolly. He is preceded in death by his grandson: Trent Hardin Byers. Joe is survived by his wife of 37 years: Reta Thomas Jolly; son: Andy Jolly (Lindsay) of Alvaton, Kentucky; daughter: Jessica Jolly Byers (Drew) of Bowling Green, Kentucky; brother: Scott Jolly (Ellen) of Cadiz, Kentucky; sister: Lennie Jolly Sanders of Cadiz, Kentucky; two grandchildren: Julia and Maggie Byers of Bowling Green, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. Joe was a member of Hillvue Heights Church. He was an avid hunter and loved to cook. Julia and Maggie were his pride and joy. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 until 8 p.m. and Thursday after 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers his family requests donations be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104.

JAN 27, 1958-MAR 7, 2014

TRENTON, KY—Mrs. Patty Carolyn Turner Gault age 56 of Trenton, KY passed away Friday March 7, 2014 5:15 p.m. at her residence of natural causes. Services will be Monday March 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton, KY with Rev. Larry King and Eddy Glenn 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. Patty was born January 27, 1958 in Hopkinsville, KY the daughter of Dilly Trice Turner and Mary Elizabeth Smith Turner both of Elkton. Patty was the granddaughter of the late Ernest and Pauline Scott Smith and Sam and Lillie Rogers Turner. She was the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. She was a graduate of Austin Peay State University and Vanderbilt University. She was a member of Trenton United Methodist Church and the Elkton Country Club. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Sloane Remaly. Survivors include her parents, her son, Jason Gault of Trenton; her daughter, Meredith Remaly of Bowling Green; her brothers, Mike Turner and David Turner both of Clarksville, TN; her sister, Sheila Glenn of Olmstead, and her loving friend Harvey Combs of Trenton, KY.


DEC 18, 1927-MAR 3, 2014

PADUCAH, KY—William Frank Baumer, Sr., 86, of Paducah, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, IL. He was born in Paducah on December 18, 1927 to the late Henry Herman Baumer, Sr. and Bernice Aline Tatum Baumer. He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Past Missouri District Treasurer of the Lutheran Layman’s League and Social Club. An area farmer, he was a past Director at Southern States Cooperative. He was also a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Doris Elizabeth Zoller Baumer; four sons, William Frank Baumer, Jr., of Paducah, David Scott Baumer and wife Tricia of Paducah, Robert Allan Baumer and wife Jennifer of Memphis, TN and Mark Andrew Baumer and wife Jennifer of Louisville, KY; seven grandchildren, Erin Baumer Hudson, Michael Baumer, Alan Baumer, Logan Baumer, Landon Baumer, Josiah Baumer, and Gavin Baumer; two great-grandchildren, Savannah Baumer and Lincoln Baumer; and his brother, Paul Frederick Baumer of Woodland, Ca. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Jane Baumer Walter and a brother, Henry Baumer, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 10am Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Corey Aker officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5-8 pm at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 211 South 21st Street, Paducah, KY 42001.

JAN 9, 1929-MAR 1, 2014

FLAGSTAFF, AZ—Virginia L. Franke of Flagstaff and Prescott, Arizona passed away March 1st, 2014, surrounded by her family and her dog Becky. As per Virginia’s wishes, no services will be held. Virginia was born to Solen Cuthbert Morgan and Daisy Bell Futrell Morgan on January 09, 1929 in Murray Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her longtime husband Walter C. Franke, and her best friend Angie (Mrs. Jim) Hansen. She worked at and retired from Ford Motor Company, Dearborn Michigan. She was the very first woman to work in the computer room there. She did many volunteer hours with both John C. Lincoln hospital in Phoenix and Yavapai Medical Center in Prescott. Virginia is survived by her daughter Jacqui (Mrs. Frederick) Velde, her grandson Brian Velde (Kellie Velde), her beloved great-grandchildren Nathan and Aiden, her sister Dorothey (Mrs. Thomas) Odell and many nieces and nephews, including Lisa Schneider and Judy Hayes. Memorials may be given to the Northland Hospice (452 N. Switzer Canyon Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86001) and/or the Yavapai Humane Society (1625 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, AZ 86301). The family of Mrs. Franke wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Northland Hospice and Palliative Care, Her doctor Neil Mogk, her caring nurse Tara Caparrelli, Audrae Benale, and especially her loving granddaughter in law Kellie Velde. Memories and condolences can be shared with her family directly.


HAZEL THOMAS OLIVER

1918-FEB 9, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Hazel Thomas Oliver, age 96, of Hopkinsville, KY, a native of Cadiz, KY, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY.  Mrs. Oliver was the owner of the former White Eagle Cafe and Hazel's Place.  She had also worked as a river barge cook for Crounse Corporation and also as a private duty nurse.  She was a member of Rocky Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by  three sons and daughter-in-law- Robert W. "Bucky" Oliver, Cadiz, KY, Johnnie H. and Joan Oliver, Cadiz, KY and Lacy M. Oliver, Cadiz, KY, two daughters and sons-in-law- June and Troy Robnett, Hopkinsville, KY and Delilah and Billy Dawson, Cadiz, KY, eight grandchildren- Tony Oliver, Shannon Oliver Collins, Tina Robnett Larson, John T. Oliver, Heath Dawson, Dawn Oliver Bailey, Gina Robnett Hickson and Johnathon Oliver, 24 great grandchildren-Shelby Oliver, Tyler Arnold, Travis Collins, Trevor Collins, Troy McKay Larson, Paisley Larson, Kiersten Larson, Reagan Larson, John Thomas Oliver, Cayla Hickson, Mason Hickson, Leiah Hickson, Connor Hickson, Reece Hickson, Lily Hickson, Morgan Hickson, Lance Hickson, Chase Hickson, Hensley Hickson, Billy Dawson, Christian Dawson, Payton Bailey, Alexa Bailey and Bodhi Bailey, one great great grandchild- Lynnett Perez.  She was preceded in death by father - James Thomas, mother - Palestine Futrell Thomas, husband - Robert W. Oliver, one granddaughter - Leigh Ann Oliver, one grandson - Jason Oliver, four brothers- Claude Thomas, Ruba Thomas, Hurvey Thomas and John Thomas, two sisters- Meda Thomas Burcham Tooke and Adell Thomas Skinner, one half brother - Albert Thomas and two half sisters-Olie Taylor and Lona Skinner.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday, February 15, 2014.  A Memorial Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 12:00 PM Saturday, February 15, 2014 with Craig Larson officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY.  In Lieu of flowers Mrs. Oliver had requested that you do a kind deed for someone in need.

JUN 6, 1928-FEB 6, 2014

HENDERSON, KY—Earl W. Bridges, Jr., age 85, of Henderson, KY, passed away at 1:22 PM, Thursday, February 6, 2014, at St. Anthony's Lucy Smith King Care Center, Henderson, KY. Earl was born July 6, 1928 in Gracey, KY to Earl W. and Madge Bridges, Sr. He had nine siblings, and his family farmed, while his mother was a homemaker. The family moved to Henderson in 1939, where he graduated from Barrett Manuel High School. Earl was in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952 during the Korean War, where he served in Korea and attained the rank of Sgt. First Class. He met and married the love of his life, Frances in 1958. Earl was a quiet man, and very hard working. He farmed around 1,000 acres a year. After retiring he and Frances enjoyed going to auctions and taking day trips. They especially enjoyed their weekly lunch at Moonlight BBQ in Owensboro and he loved old county music. Earl was preceded in death by his wife Frances Bridges, parents, and brother James Bridges. Survivors include: 3 Sons: Ted Fisher of Henderson, KY, David Bridges and wife Judy of Plainfield, IL, and Donald Bridges and wife Tammy  of Henderson, KY; 2 Daughters:Sherry Hagan and husband Sam of Corydon, KY and Lisa O'Nan and husband Danny of Henderson, KY; 3 Brothers:Bill Bridges and wife Geralene  of Henderson, KY, Jerry Bridges and wife Sally of Vienna, VA, Ralph Bridges and wife Fayeof Henderson, KY; 4 Sisters: Marie Royster of Sebree, KY, Dorothy Powell of Little Dixie, KY, Mary Cheaney and husband Lewis of Hebbardsville, KY, and Carol Qualls and husband Dan of Henderson, KY; 2 Sisters-in-law: Emily Bridges of Henderson, KY and Judy Fisher of Evansville, IN; 1 Brother-in-law: John Fisher of Evansville, IN; 10 Grandchildren: Brad Fisher, Joshua O'Nan, Melissa Lueker, Zachary O'Nan, Eric Hagan, Elizabeth Bridges, Katherine Bridges, Jessica Bridges, Gabrielle Bridges, and Christopher Bridges; 3 Great Grandchildren; Nieces and Nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Earl's Life Celebration from 2:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday and again on Monday starting at 9:00 AM until service time at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, Henderson, Ky. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the funeral home with Heath Farmer officiating. Entombment will follow at Fairmont Mausoleum in Henderson, KY. Military honors will be rendered by the American Legion Worsham Post #40. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: St. Anthony's Hospice. Pallbearers will be: Bill Bridges, Jerry Bridges, Ralph Bridges, Brad Fisher, Zach O'Nan, and Eric Hagan.


SEP 3, 1965-FEB 3, 2014

ZEPHYRHILLS, FL—Bradley Lee Sanderson, 48, of Zephyrhills, FL, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. Bradley was born September 3, 1965, in Jacksonville, FL, to Bobby Sanderson and Velda (Mayfield) Sanderson. Bradley married Sonia (Turner) Sanderson on December 9, 1989 in Zephyrhills, Florida. Bradley & Sonia welcomed their greatest treasure, Daughter Kacy Sanderson born on June 10, 1999. Bradley was a Deputy Sheriff for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department for over 27 years. Bradley is survived by his wife of 24 years Sonia Sanderson & his beautiful daughter Kacy Sanderson of Zephyrhills, Florida. His devoted Mother Velda Sanderson of Zephryhills, Florida. His loving Father Bobby Sanderson & Dear Brother Brian Sanderson of Jacksonville Florida. Brother in law Bill Peterson and Sister in law Sheila Peterson of Zephyrhills, Florida. Nephews Billy & Vivian Peterson of Lutz Florida & Brett Peterson & his fiance Kara Selman. Special Cousin’s Cathy & Roger Threet of Cookeville ,Tennessee. Many other loved family members. Bradley enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and mountain bike riding with his best friend & Brother in law Bill Peterson. Bradley was an avid Falcons fan and “enthusiastically” rooted for his team. Bradley was a ray of sunshine to everyone who knew him. His kind gentle soul and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Funeral services for Mr. Sanderson will be held at 11am on Friday, February 7, at Hodges Family Funeral Home 301 Chapel in Dade City, with burial at Chapel Hill Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the Pasco County Sheriff’s office.


FEB 27, 1934-FEB 3, 2014

WHITESBURG, GA—Hulan Glyn Thomas died peacefully at Waller, his home on the Chattahoochee River, at 2:05 p.m. on Monday, February 3, after a short illness. He was 79 years old. He is survived by his son, Tim Thomas of Nashville, Tennessee; grandson Sean Ogle of Knoxville Tennessee; step-granddaughter Vicky Ogle of Seattle Washington; sister Faye Fleming and husband Marshall of McAllen Texas; brothers Stan Thomas, wife Earlene, daughter Becky and grandchildren Jordan and Austin, Butch Thomas, wife Robin and children Casey and Tyler, Mike Thomas and wife Julie Gabel, Dale Land, wife Pam and son Jacob, all of Fayetteville Arkansas; Wife #2 Sas Risse Thomas of Carrollton Georgia and her daughters Holly Lorrens, husband Gary and granddaughter Stevie Wright of Copperhill Tennessee, and Gabi North, husband Percy and grandchildren Jessie and Jason of Carrollton; Wife #3 Wanda Austin Witt of Carrollton; and current Wife #4 Sybil Rosen Thomas of Whitesburg Georgia. Though he was not survived by Wife #1 Nellie Haymes Thomas, stepson Greg Risse, nephew Matthew Fleming or stepmother Joyce Dean Thomas, he never forgot them. Glyn was born on February 27, 1934 in Cadiz, Kentucky to Hulan Thomas and Margaret Harrel, a grass-seed salesman and waitress, respectively. After the death of his younger sister Philomena Kay, Glyn and his mother moved to Nashville Tennessee in the mid-1940's where Margaret married Glyn's stepfather Lexie Crisp. Glyn served in the Navy during the Korean War and, with the help of the GI Bill, graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in the late 50's with a double major in history and economics. He received his Masters' Degree from Vanderbilt University, his master's thesis being a history of Tennessee's Highlander Folk School from which the song "We Shall Overcome" emerged as the anthem of the labor and civil rights movements. Glyn served as an historian and archivist for the Tennessee Historical Society before moving to Atlanta, Georgia to teach the social sciences at Georgia Tech. He was the faculty advisor for the Tech Action Committee, an affiliate of SDS, and vocal in Vietnam anti-war and civil rights protests. He also worked as a consultant for VISTA, introducing volunteers to Southern culture through its music and stories. In the late 60's Glyn and his wife Sas moved to Waller, an old fish camp outside Whitesburg, Georgia. Glyn taught an Alternative Lifestyles class at nearby University of West Georgia, which included a tour of local teepees, geodesic domes and tree houses. There he became assistant to Political Science Chairman Don Wells, and later the Dean of Arts and Sciences Richard Dangle for over twenty years. In announcing his retirement, Glyn wrote that the job had been fun but that he'd "had all the fun he could stand." By his wide circle of loving family and friends, Glyn will be treasured for his embracing hospitality, his warm generosity and sweetness, his storytelling, his love of rough lumber engineering, his unflinching politics and steady fairness, his wry sense of humor, and also that hair. There will be a memorial for Glyn on Saturday, March 1st beginning at 1 pm at Waller. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Agape Hospice Foundation, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Whitesburg Public Library, The Friends of McIntosh for the Chattahoochee Story Project, or any other charity of which you think Glyn might approve. Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton in charge of arrangements.


KAY HENDRICKS DUNN

DEC 7, 1940-JAN 25, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Kay Dunn, 73, of Cadiz, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at King’s Funeral Home in Cadiz. The Revs. Lester Watson and Jerry Barron will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lawrence Cemetery in Cadiz. King’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Kay Dunn died following a short illness at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Kay was born on Dec. 7, 1940, in Canton to Troy Hamilton Hendricks and Garvie Jefferson Lancaster Hendricks. She was a member of Canton Baptist Church and attended East Cadiz Baptist Church. Kay had been a nurse at Shady Lawn Nursing Home and was a retired nurse from Caldwell County Hospital after 37 years. Kay also had been employed at Hancock’s Neighborhood Market and had been a volunteer in Land Between The Lakes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Forrest Dunn; two sisters, Margaret Jefferson Hendricks in infancy and Mary Ann Hendricks; and one brother, Troy Jr., Hendricks in infancy. She is survived by two sons, Arthur Dunn (and wife Cindy) of Princeton and Donald Dunn (and wife Lisa) of Bowling Green; and one granddaughter, Kala Dunn of New Concord. Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Oakley, Terry King, Tommy Hanberry, Steve Mallory, David Hardy, Milburn Hardy and Tommy Major. Music was provided by Clarissa King, pianist.

PEGGY J. HIXON STONE

JUN 17, 1932-JAN 21, 2014

WINGO, KY—Mrs. Peggy J. Stone, age 81 of Wingo, KY died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Green Acres Healthcare Facility in Mayfield, KY. She was a retired Book-Keeper from the former Graves County Bank. Mrs. Stone is survived by her husband- William Thomas "Bill" Stone of Wingo, KY, daughter- Melinda Clapp of Mayfield, KY, grandson- Adam Clapp of Mayfield, KY. Private Family Graveside Services on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Mayfield Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, KY.


HERBERT GENE MAYFIELD

OCT 25, 1940-JAN 19, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Herbert Gene Mayfield, 73, of Cadiz, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the funeral home. The Rev. Paul Cannon will officiate. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Drury-Bridges Cemetery in Trigg County. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Herbert Mayfield died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home in Cadiz. Mr. Mayfield was a United States Army Vietnam veteran having served for 20 years in the armed services. After retirement from the Army, he began a career with the Kentucky State Penitentiary in which he worked another 20 years. He was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. He supported numerous veteran’s organizations, including serving on the Pennyrile Honor Guard providing military funeral honors, was a member of the VFW post No. 1913, DAV Chapter 8 and American Legion Post No. 233. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Mayfield and Gertrude Patton Mayfield. Herbert Mayfield is survived by his wife of 52 years, Florence Bridges Mayfield, of Cadiz; one brother, Paul Mayfield of Kingsport, Tenn.; three sisters, Betty Blanton (and fiancé Harold Loyd) of Ohio, Joan Livengood (and husband Brian) of Ohio and Brenda Diehr (and husband John) of Ohio; two sons, Robert Mayfield of Clarksville, Tenn. and Steven Mayfield of Clarksville, Tenn.; one daughter, Laura Mayfield Fagersten (and husband Scott) of Newport News, Va.; five grandchildren, Eric Mayfield, Lauren Mayfield, Chris Mayfield, Heather Holland and Aaron Hawkins; three great-grandchildren, Bradley Mayfield, Ethan Hughes and Kayle Holland.

GLENN THOMAS PEER

JUL 6, 1955-JAN 18, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Glenn Thomas Peer, 58, of Oklahoma City, passed peacefully at home with his beloved family by his side on January 18, 2014. After his cancer diagnosis in February 2013, he lived each moment fearlessly, purposefully, lovingly, and enthusiastically. Glenn was born on July 6, 1955, in Van Buren, Arkansas. Glenn graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Zoology and dedicated 30 years of his professional life to medical research at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. Glenn enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and pets. His hobbies included wind surfing, swimming, biking, and disc golf. Glenn was a light to everyone who had the honor of knowing and loving him. He had a kind soul and a servant's heart. Glenn was raised in a loving Christian home and his faith was deepened during his courageous battle with cancer. He will be deeply missed, but those of us who have received salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, look forward to being reunited with Glenn in eternity. Preceded in death by his loving parents, Dr. Louis and Jean Peer. Survived by his devoted wife Priscilla Day Peer, brothers Steven Peer and wife Diana of Van Buren, Arkansas; Charles Peer and wife Cecilia of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, mother-in-law Billee Day, brothers-in-law Paul Day and wife Verlan, Philip Day and wife Sue, Peter Day and wife Lori - all of Oklahoma City, Grandchildren Rocky and Priscilla Ramirez and many adoring nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral Services: 1:00 PM Tuesday January 21, 2014. Location: First United Methodist of Moore 201 W. Main with burial at Moore City Cemetery.


JAMES GAYLON HARGROVE

APR 16, 1925-JAN 16, 2014

CADIZ, KY—Funeral services for Gaylon Hargrove, 88, of Hopkinsville, were held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz. Masonic and Eastern Star Rites were given followed by the funeral service. The Revs. Mera Cossey Corlett, Hal Shipley and Paxton Redd officiated. Burial followed in the East End Cemetery in Cadiz. Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gaylon Hargrove died on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville. Mr. Hargrove retired as an electrician having worked at Ft. Campbell and he also retired from Johnson Controls in Cadiz. Gaylon had taught at the former Golden Pond School. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, was a Master Mason and dual member of Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121 and the Alford-Hardin Masonic Lodge No. 925. Gaylon was also a member of Ophelia Chapter No. 55 and West Land Village Chapter No. 445 order of the Eastern Star. Gaylon Hargrove was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Bridges Hargrove; his parents, Samuel J. Hargrove and Jewel Douglas Colson Hargrove; brother Howell E. Hargrove; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dora Mae and Joe Cossey and Sammie Louise and Terry Berg. Gaylon is survived by three nephews, Doug Hargrove (and wife Mindy) of Cadiz, David Hargrove (and wife Karen) of La Vergne, Tenn. and Samuel Cossey (and wife Pam) of Hopkinsville; one niece, Rev. Mera Cossey Corlett (and husband Kevin) of Louisville; one great-niece, Mera Kathryn Corlett of Louisville; and one sister-in-law, Edna B. Hargrove of Cadiz. Serving as active pallbearers were Kevin Corlett, Doug Hargrove, David Hargrove, Samuel Cossey, Hugh Roberts, Jr., Dan Sheehan, Kenneth Oakley and Joe Oakley. Music was provided by Mark Harris, vocalist and Jan Oakley, pianist. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ophelia Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, 443 Old Dover Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.


RONALD MAURICE LONG

NOV 2, 1954-JAN 14, 2014

EDDYVILLE, KY—Ron Long, age 59 of Eddyville, KY died Tuesday,January 14, at the Caldwell County Medical Center from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.  He is survived by his wife, Cindy DeName Long of Eddyville, KY; two sons, Clint Long of Eddyville, KY and Jacob Long and wife Dayla of Eddyville, KY; four grandchildren, Austin Long, Connor Long, Christina Nelson and Dalton Nelson; his father, Bill Long and step mother, Barbara J. Long of Princeton ; two brothers, Mark Long of Palm Bay, FL and Kelly Long of Cadiz, KY; one step sister, Carrie Long of Cadiz KY; one half-brother, Nathan Long of Princeton KY; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Christine York Long Hubbard; one sister, Christy Hill; one step sister, Jeanie Marie Johnston. Ron Long was a retired self-employed painter and wallpaper hanger and was a member of First Baptist Church of Princeton. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday at Morgan's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday January 17, at First Baptist Church of Princeton, at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Robertson Cemetery in Trigg County.

CLYDE GRADY, JR.

JUL 21, 1926-JAN 13, 2014

BAKERSFIELD, CA—A celebration of life will be held on January 25, 2014 for Clyde Grady, Jr., who passed away January 13, 2014 in Bakersfield, California with his family by his side. He was born in Granite City, Illinios to Ida (Helton) and Clyde Grady Sr. on July 21, 1926. His father died when he was 1 1/2 years old. At age 4, he moved to Maricopa, then back to Illinois and Tennessee with his mother and step-father Earl Short. At age 18, he joined the Army and became an airplane mechanic and was stationed in Japan. After the Army, he settled in California where he went to work for Shell Oil Company in 1947. He married his wife, Edith Pauline Bridges in 1948. They were married for 58 years until Edith's death in 2006. Because of his work he lived up and down the state of California, in Houston, Texas, and in Roosevelt, Utah. He also worked in several other states including Louisiana and Alaska. They resettled in Bakersfield in 1983. He was a drilling foreman and retired after 39 years in 1986. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Edith; his son-in-law Dennis Cales; his sister and brother-in-law Ina and Bud Cash; his brother and sister-in-law Robert and Marjorie Short; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws Marie and Grady Stufflebeam, Ray and Teddy Bridges, Kenny and first wife Lois, Joann and Jim Wortman; and brother-in-laws Murl Ezell and Arch Delmarsh. He is survived by daughters Deborah Cales, Donna (John) Cales, of Bakersfield and Patricia (Blane) Warren of Houston, Texas, and Neola, Utah; grandchildren Laura Nunamaker (Matt Mayo), Casey (Tom) Gillespie, and Christopher, Brian, and Katie Connolly; great-grandchildren Amber Nunamaker and Tommy and Ethan Gilliespie; sister-in-laws Tressie Delmarsh and Joan Bridges; and many nieces and nephews. He was also considered "Grandpa" by Matthew, Alisha, Caitlynn and Samantha. Clyde loved his family. He loved fishing, trips to Texas, watching football and gambling in Laughlin. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a great provider for his family. He will be loved and missed by his family forever. A graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Southwest on Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m. Following will be an open house and lunch at 1404 Manning St. Bakersfield. A celebration of his life. The family would like to thank his good friend and neighbor Brian Dilley, the wonderful people at Optimal Hospice and his caregivers and friends Jerry, Esmeralda and Cindy.


RAYMOND NEIL SMITH

SEP 20, 1924-JAN 8, 2014

SEMINOLE, OK—Raymond N. Smith, lifelong Seminole resident passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the age of 89 in Seminole, Oklahoma. He was born on September 20, 1924 in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents, Edward Josh Smith and Daisy Jewel Chandler. Raymond while in the United States Army, served in New Guinea, and in South Philippines where he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Philippine Liberation Victory Medal. Raymond move from Lindsey, Oklahoma 45 years ago and worked for B. J. Services. He began his career with them as a truck driver and on to being a salesman. He was of the Baptist faith, belonged to the American Legion and the NRA. Raymond married Louise Drewry on November 11, 1948 in Cromwell, Oklahoma. Raymond is survived by his wife Louise of the home; one son, Wayne Smith and Bonnie Schomp of Earlsboro, Oklahoma; one daughter, Peggy Posey and her husband Phillip Posey of Seminole, Oklahoma; one brother, Thurman Smith of Bowlegs, Oklahoma and one sister, Nellie Lee of Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Toni Dyan Whitt of Florida, Malinda Alayne Porter and her husband Tony of Florida, William Edward Smith and his wife Haley of Del City, Oklahoma, Tyler Sharber and his wife Whitney of Sayer, Oklahoma, Renee Ross and her husband Eric of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Chris Posey and his wife Angel of Carter, Oklahoma and 14 great grandchildren. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Daisy Smith; two brothers, Roy and Amos Smith, one great granddaughter, Alexis Sharber and one sister, Velma Smith. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Mark Hennen officiating. Concluding the Memorial service with be the United States Army Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD. 21741 or call 1-800-473-4636. Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Oklahoma.

AUG 1, 1919-JAN 8, 2014

MARSHALL, AR—James Claude Mays, 94, of Springfield passed away on January 8, 2014. He was born on August 1, 1919, in Marshall, AR, the youngest of five children. In 1937, Jim married his first wife, Altra, the mother of his three daughters. Jim graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1941 with a degree in agriculture. After graduation, he served our country in the United States Air Force during WWII. The Mays family relocated to Springfield, MO, in 1957 so Jim could pursue his business career. For the next 30 years, Jim was a successful self-employed business owner in both Springfield and Kimberling City. After his retirement, he enjoyed boating, gardening and visiting with his many friends at Table Rock Lake. Nine years ago, Jim moved back to Springfield to reside at the Montclair, his new home. A special thanks to our friends at the Montclair, where Jim found a second family, and the staff at Ravenwood, where Jim spent his final days in the care of a wonderful nursing staff. Jim is preceded in death by his first wife, Altra Mays, second wife, Charlotte Mays, three brothers, and one sister. He is survived by his three daughters, Judy Mabe, Marti (Bill) Helfrecht and Jill (Dan) Oswalt; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren, all of Springfield. Jim's greatest joys in life were his family, gardening, playing baseball, and avidly rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and Arkansas Razorbacks. Jim was a kind, generous, loving man and inspirational friend, father, and grandpa (PaPa). His family treasured his blessings at family gatherings and will miss his bright smile and sunny disposition; he never met a stranger and whenever asked, Jim always said, "I've had a good day." Funeral services will be held Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home with visitation to follow. Burial in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens will follow services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lost and Found, 1006 N. Cedarbrook, Springfield, MO 65802.