Sammie Jenkins

FARMINGTON -- Sammie Jenkins, 90, of the Farmington community died Friday, September 29, 2017, at Spring Creek Healthcare in Murray.

She attended Primitive Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Clearwater Bank.

She is survived by one brother, Jimmie Jenkins of Savannah, Georgia; several cousins; one niece; and several nephews.

Her parents were Jones E. and Trudie Fuqua Jenkins.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Farmington Cemetery. Chaplain Jerry Lambert officiated. Interment followed.

Friends called from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield.

Juanita Jessee

SEDALIA -- Juanita Kay Jessee, 78, of Sedalia died on Monday, October 16, 2017, at her home.

She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God, and an ordained minister for 50 years.

Mrs. Jessee is survived by her husband, Kenneth B. Jessee; son, Ken Jessee of Murray; daughter, Kimberly Smith of Brighton, Tennessee; two sisters, Marilyn Jo VanHoosier and Judy Black, both of Lafayette, Indiana; brother, Don King of Lafayette, Indiana; four grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.

Her parents were Claude R. and Anna Whitaker King.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Burial followed in the Lynnville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friends called after 12 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the funeral home.

Roy Johnson

KUTTAWA -- Roy H. Johnson, 84, of Kuttawa died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marshall County.

He was a member of Glenn's Chapel Methodist Church in Lyon County, a 50 year member of Calvert City Masonic Lodge #543, the Scottish Rite and Rizpah Shrine Temple in Madisonville.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Nell Bingham Johnson of Marshall County; three sons, William Roy Johnson of Gilbertsville, T. J. Johnson of Gilbertsville, and Jerry Jennings of Florida; three daughters, Bonnie Johnson of Gilbertsville, Martha Flack of Portage, Michigan, and Francis Throgmorton of Paducah; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister. His parents were William and Mable English Johnson.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Bill Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Glenn's Chapel Cemetery in Lyon County.

Friends called from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, with Masonic rites conducted at 10 a.m.

Donations are suggested to Glenn's Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o W. Higgins, 540 J C. Garner Road, Kuttawa, KY 42055.

Mary Elizabeth Johnston

BENTON -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Johnston, age 91, of Benton, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

She was a retired cook for the Benton Independent School System where she worked for 27 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Benton for 86 years and was a member of the WMU.

Born Wednesday, September 22, 1926, in Benton, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Luther Kirkland McGregor and the late Clemmie Jane (Thompson) McGregor.

Surviving are son, Rick Johnston, wife Teresa of Benton, Kentucky; daughter, Sherry Johnston of Benton, Kentucky; grandson, Andrew Kirkland Johnston of Benton, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Richard Johnston; her parents; and sisters, Patsy Galloway and Betty Cope.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Collier Funeral Chapel located at 211 West 5th St. Benton, Kentucky 42025. The Rev. Joe Daryl Thorn and the Rev. Don Wilson officiated.

Interment followed in Benton Cemetery, Benton, Kentucky.

Visitation was held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home, Benton, Kentucky.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 381, Benton, KY 42025.

Mary Bernice Joiner

Mary Bernice (nee Mick, nee Webb) Joiner, 91, of Maryville, Illinois, formerly of Paducah, Kentucky, born on January 24, 1926, in Carbondale, Illinois, passed away at her residence on October 5, 2017.

Mary spent over 48 years of her life living in Paducah, Kentucky. There she was a goat farmer, of which she overlooked 30 to 40 goats, a member of the Lebanon Methodist Church, and a leisurely quilter. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, and she will be greatly missed by all.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Webb; her second husband, Willis Joiner; her granddaughter, Michele Webb; sister, Betty (Paul) Mitchell; son-in-law, Richard Dellinger; and her brother-in-law, Lloyd Carr.

She is survived by her son, Mick (Judy) Webb of Maryville, Illinois; her daughter, Sally Dellinger of Summerfield, Florida; her grandchildren, Alyssa (Jeff) Miller, Alex Webb, and Samuel Webb; her great-grandchildren, Kirstin (Adam) Butterbaugh, Amber Bell, Mason Webb, Avree Miller, Sophie Miller, and Adelyn Miller; great-great-grandchildren, Marissa Butterbaugh, Adalynn Butterbaugh, and Jadeyn Bell; and her sister, Hallie Carr.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Boystown of Missouri, at Boystown.org. Other condolences may be offered online at LakeView FuneralHM.com.

Per Mary's wishes, cremation will take place and burial will follow at a later date.

Erica Lynn Jones

CALVERT CITY -- Erica Lynn Jones, 33, of Calvert City died Monday morning, October 16, 2017.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Adele Ambler and Paul Ambler of Calvert City; her brother, James Ambler of Calvert City; her sister, Sarah Ambler of Calvert City; her father, Alan Jones of Fort Erie, Ontario; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Jon Faraone officiating.

Friends called after 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Marshall County, 6301 U.S. 68 East, Benton, KY 42025.

RC Jones

MURRAY -- Rural C. "RC" Jones, 83, of Murray died at 3:36 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Jones was a veteran of the Korean War.

He worked for the City of Murray Water and Sewer Department for over 30 years.

He was a Shriner.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Marie Gibson Jones; two sisters, Maxine Fields of Murray and Ruby Valentine of Phoenix; three grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and one great-great-grandson.

His parents were Rural and Milder Biffel Jones.

A memorial service was at 5 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2017, at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.

Donation may be made to Hospice, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071 or the Shriners Children's Hospital, 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508.

Online condolences: www.yorkfuneralhome.com

Connor Joseph Jung

BENTON -- Mr. Connor Joseph Jung, age 24, of Benton, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on Hwy. 68 East at Jonathan Creek.

Born Tuesday, October 20, 1992, in Saint Peters, Missouri, he was the son of the late Joseph Michael Jung. He was a graduate of Marshall County High School in 2011, attended Murray State University and WKCTC. He was a member of Riverwoods Church in Benton, Kentucky.

Surviving are his mother, Dianna Lynn Wilson; and stepfather, Mike Lutz of Benton, Kentucky; fiancée, Emily Gish of Benton, Kentucky; brothers, Josh Morris, wife Morganne of Murray, Kentucky, Chris Wilson of Benton, Kentucky; grandparents, Paul and Betty Rose (Wicker) Johnson of Benton, Kentucky; uncle, Jay Johnson of O'Fallon, Missouri; niece, Mavis Morris of Murray, Kentucky; nephew, Gauge Morris of Benton, Kentucky; special friends, J.D. Booker, Austin Dunn, the Possum Trot Posse and many other friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, Kentucky. The Rev. Bob Norvel officiated. Interment followed in the Union Ridge Cemetery, Aurora, Kentucky.

The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th, Benton, Kentucky.

Brock Kaufman

Brock Anthony Kaufman, 39, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, formerly of Sharpe, Kentucky, died Thursday, October 19, 2017, at his home.

Brock was born in Paducah, Kentucky, on December 15, 1977, to Kenneth and Judith Kaufman. He was a 1996 graduate of Marshall County High School and received an Associates of Science degree from Bowling Green Technical College in 2014. He had also attended Murray State University. Brock was a self-employed computer technician and consultant. He was a member of Southland Baptist Temple.

Surviving are his parents, Kenneth and Judith (Flood) Kaufman of Sharpe; brother, Mark (Jennifer) Kaufman of Sharpe, Kentucky; niece, Kenzlea BreAnn Kaufman of Bowling Green, Kentucky; and nephew, Keaton Brock Kaufman of Sharpe, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Bob and Virginia Warren Flood and Joe and Dorothy Tucker Kaufman.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017, at Fooks Cemetery in Marshall County with the Rev. Chris Moore officiating.

There was no visitation.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Wilma Maxey King

ARLINGTON -- Wilma Maxey King, age 92, of Arlington, Kentucky, passed away at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield on Friday, October 6, 2017.

She graduated from Arlington High School and went to work at Union Carbide as a secretary. She later worked as a secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture for many years. She was a member of Arlington First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Melton and husband Roger of Fancy Farm, Sheila Melton of Ballard County, and David R. King of Murray; five grandchildren, Jon King and wife Cleo of Gilbertsville, Christopher Melton and wife April of Arlington, Samuel Melton and wife Faith of Fancy Farm, Kelly Barriault and husband Eric of Chesapeake, Virginia, Leslie Lyons and husband Kevin of Chesapeake, Virginia; 11 great-grandchildren, Dale Melton, Thomas Melton, Brelynn Melton, Brent Melton, Levi Melton, Michael Melton, Bella Barriault, Sophia Barriault, Aubrey Lyons, Kayley Lyons, and Eli King; and a sister, Lucille Rector of Dyersburg, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie P. King; parents, Robert H. Maxey and Argie Todd Moore; brothers, Robert Maxey Jr. and Dennis Ray Maxey.

Services for Mrs. King were held at Milner & Orr Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Arlington at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, with the Rev. Shane O'Guinn officiating. Burial followed in Arlington Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Carlisle County Senior Citizens, 261 Front Street, Bardwell, KY 42023 or to: Arlington First Baptist Church, 142 State Rt 80W, Arlington, KY 42021.

You may go online to light a candle or leave a message for the family at www.milnerandorr.com.

Paul F. Lamb

Paul F. Lamb, 65, of Paducah, died Friday, September 22, 2017, at Baptist Health Hospital in LaGrange, Kentucky.

Paul was born September 15, 1952, the son of Joe T. Lamb Sr. and Imogene Walker Lamb, of Paducah, and he graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School in 1971.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Joe Lamb Jr.; and sister, Betty Lamb Lynn.

He is survived by one sister, Henrietta Lamb Simmons; seven nieces and nephews; and several beloved great-nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service was held in Medina, Tennessee.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle online at www.hughesfuneral.com.

Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Katie Larson

Katie Mae Larson, 87, of Paducah died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Barkley Center.

Mrs. Larson was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She worked in housekeeping at Parkview Nursing and Rehab for 20 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Pat Deen and Lisa Dowell, both of Paducah; two sons, Ricky Larson and Danny Larson, both of Paducah; one sister, Lucille Johnson of St. Louis; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Larson; one sister, and one brother. Her parents were Herbert Dodd and Florence Glison Dodd.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today, October 13, 2017, at Mount Kenton Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Queens officiating.

Milner & Orr of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

You may go online to light a candle or leave a message for the family at www.milnerandorr.com.

Gary Lee

ARLINGTON -- Gary Lee, 64, of Arlington died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Baptist Health Paducah.

Mr. Lee worked in farming and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by six sisters, Stella Johnson and Fran Garber, both of Arlington, Marilyn Hayden of Clinton, and Carolyn Perry, Rita Sellars, and B.J. Hale, all of Mayfield; five brothers, Larry Lee and William Lee, both of Berkley, Billy Lee and Charles Lee, both of Arlington, and Jimmy Lee of Bardwell; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jessie Lee Scoggins; and one brother. His parents were Frances Earl and Louise Burgess Lee.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial followed in Berkley Cemetery.

Friends called at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Offer condolences at milnerandorr.com.

Tommy Lee

MAYFIELD -- Mr. Tommy Lee, age 76, of Mayfield, Kentucky, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tommy was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church and formerly worked at the former Continental General Tire & Rubber Company in Mayfield. He was currently a school bus driver for the Mayfield Independent School System.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Pulley Lee of Mayfield, Kentucky; two sons, David A. Lee of Almo, Kentucky, and Jeff T. (Cheri) Lee of Murray, Kentucky; daughter, Rhonda Lee of Almo, Kentucky; sister, Nancy Compton of Georgia; six grandchildren, Jason Lee, Cory Smith, Brian Lee, Amanda (Josh) Fitzhugh, Justin (Kim) Lee and Laken (Jeremey) Jones; one great-grandchild, Jae Lee; mother-in-law, Dorothy Jackson of Mayfield, Kentucky; and two sisters-in-law, DarryE Jackson and Brenda Willett, both of Mayfield, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garvis L. and Alma V. Pritchett Lee; and one sister, Nell Holder.

Funeral services for Tommy were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Rev. Ian Carrico officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Park Cemetery in Mayfield.

Friends called after 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Billy Joe Leidecker

Billy Joe Leidecker, 89, of Paducah, passed away at 2:58 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Leidecker was a retired Pipefitter for Local 184, a member of Mason Lodge 127 of Paducah, VFW of Paducah, American Legion Post 31 of Paducah, a Veteran of the Navy during WWII, and he was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by two daughters, Vickie (Jerry) Robinson of Thornton, Arkansas, Debbie (David) Swain of Ledbetter; four grandchildren, Michael Birdsong of Grandview, Missouri, Andrew Swain of Benton, Aaron Swain of Ledbetter, Marie Birdsong Evans of Cabot, Arkansas; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Dannye (Townsend) Leidecker; parents, Boyd and Clemmie (Hiett) Leidecker; four brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Herzog Cemetery in Paducah with the Rev. Frank Queen officiating.

There was no visitation.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or John Michael Vance Scholarship Fund at West Kentucky Community and Technical College or Arkansas Children's Foundation, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72745.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle online at www.hughesfuneral.com.

Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa Bridges Leskosky

Lisa Bridges Leskosky, 56, of Paducah, Kentucky passed away last Thursday, October 11, 2017, at her home.

Lisa was a graduate of Berry College in Berry, Georgia. She was a longtime bakers assistant at Kirchhoff's Bakery and a full-time mother of three. She was of the Episcopal faith.

Mrs. Leskosky is survived by her husband, Louis A. Leskosky of Paducah, Kentucky; two sons, Zachary (Mary) Leskosky of Washington, District of Columbia, and Samuel (Ashley) Leskosky of Paducah, Kentucky; one daughter, Hannah Leskosky of Washington, District of Columbia; one sister, Valerie (Phil) Misch of Macon, Georgia; one brother, Kevin (Deidre) Bridges of Macon, Georgia; one grandson, Elliott Leskosky; and all of her Kirchhoff's family.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Bruce and Ruth Bridges.

A memorial service was held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kirchhoff's Bakery with the Rev. Bryan Hinson officiating. A short reception followed at the bakery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Project Hope Humane Society at P.O. Box 125, 1698 W 10th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960.

Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mark Lindsay

Mark Lynn Lindsay, 51, of Paducah died Friday, October 6, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Lindsay was a retired auto body technician for Pro Collision of Paducah. He also was a member of Bridge Street Eagles Lodge No. 3135.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sheila; two sons, James William Lindsay and Henry Scott Lindsay, both of Paducah; two sisters, Janie Pierce of Tunica, Mississippi, and Amy Clark of Paducah; one grandson; two nieces; and one nephew. His parents were William Henry and Janice Long Lindsay.

Friends called from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah.

Ruth Littlejohn

BENTON -- Ruth Kimble Littlejohn, 92, of Benton died Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Superior Care Home in Paducah.

She was a member of Zion's Cause Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Dorothy Sullivan of Paducah, and Shirley Hargrove of Burna; brother, Douglas Downing of Gallatin, Tennessee; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ovid Littlejohn; her brother; and five sisters. Her parents were Robert Downing and Eliza Sikes Downing.

Service was at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Zion's Cause Baptist Church in Benton, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Frazier officiating.

Interment was in Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.

Friends called from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Zion's Cause Baptist Church, 1532 U.S. 68 West, Benton, KY 42025; or to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

Leo Lombardo

Leo I. Lombardo, 96, of Paducah, passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Lombardo was a Supervisor for Bendix Auto Motor Factory in Detroit, Michigan, Veteran of the Army during WWII and a member of Fellowship Assembly of Jesus Christ in Paducah.

He is survived by his wife, Retha O. Lombardo of Paducah; three grandchildren, Scott (Kristen) Johnson of Michigan, John (Lisa) Johnson of Michigan and Gary Johnson Jr. of Michigan; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nichalo Lombardo and Frances M. Lombardo; one daughter, Frances Johnson; one sister; two brothers; and one grandson, Gregory Johnson.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Rocky Hill officiating. Burial followed at Maplelawn Park Cemetery in Paducah.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the funeral home.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle online at www.hughesfuneral.com.

Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie Lowery

JOPPA, Ill. -- Bobbie J. Lowery, 84, of Joppa passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Lowery worked as a cook at Joppa-Maple Grove Schools for more than 20 years. She also was a member of the Joppa Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by three children, Vickie Stephens of Joppa, Suzanne Souders of Metropolis and Mike Lowery of Joppa; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Foreman "Mike" Lowery; a son, Frankie Lowery; a brother; and two sisters. Her parents were Ralph and Jennie Rose (McCandless) Williams.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis. The Rev. David Wright officiated.

Burial followed in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Friends called from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may given in Bobbie's name to the Joppa Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 276, Joppa, IL 62953.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis. Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.

Ruby Lynch

MAYFIELD -- Ruby Bell Lynch, 77, of the Sandhill community in Graves County, died at 8:23 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at her home.

She was a member of Sandhill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lynch is survived by two sons, Kenneth Lynch of Sandhill and Ronnie Lynch of Wingo; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. "Old Man" Lynch. Her parents were Ernie and Cora Vaughn Bell.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Burkhart Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Coffenberry officiating. Friends were ask to meet at the cemetery at 1 p.m. Monday.

Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.

William 'Bill' Marler

BENTON -- William "Bill" Marler, age 85, of Benton, Kentucky, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at his home.

Bill left this earthly realm to join Betty, the love of his life, by the river, just as he promised her about a year ago. Their daughters are forever grateful for the love, devotion, and care he showed to their mother throughout their marriage and the Godly example he set for all who knew them.

He was a faithful and active member of New Zion Southern Missionary Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was a member of the Kentucky Baptist Builders. He traveled with the Southern Baptist Short Term Mission Team to Oneida, Kentucky, multiple times and served with the Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief Mass Feeding Team to Slidell, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Marler was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, joining at the age of 15, a member of the UAW Local 523, and retired from SKW Metals and Alloys, where he worked as a furnace operator for 42 years.

He is survived by daughters, Rose DeWever, husband Marc of Washington, Missouri; Trish Gray, husband Randy of Benton, Kentucky; Paula Marler of Benton, Kentucky; Lisa Marler of Benton, Kentucky; grandchildren, Tammy Goheen, husband Jacob of Austin, Texas; Joshua Goheen, wife Meghan of St. Louis, Missouri; Michael DeWever, wife Melissa of Fenton, Missouri; Chelsea DeWever of Washington, Missouri, Stephanie Leab of Murray, Kentucky; Sarah Doom of Aurora, Kentucky; Taleah McGuire, husband Eddie of Benton, Kentucky; Brady Robertson of Murray, Kentucky; Emily Robertson of Benton, Kentucky; Levi Robertson of Benton, Kentucky; and great-grandchildren, Morgan Borens of Benton, Kentucky; Montana Leab of Golo, Kentucky; Lex Doom of Aurora, Kentucky; Lilly Hopkins of Aurora, Kentucky; Fred Goheen and Edith Goheen of St. Louis, Missouri; along with two foster great-grandchildren, "J" and "K".

He is also survived by brothers, Henry Clifton Marler of Prattville, Alabama; Jessie Ray Marler, wife Deloris of Paducah, Kentucky; John Frank Marler, wife Jeanette of Hardin, Kentucky; sister, Catherine Johnson of Paducah, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Betty Lou (Nelson) Marler; parents, Henry William and Hazel Elizabeth (Conway) Marler; brother, Richard Marler; and sisters, Elizabeth Petrous and Doris Riley.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Collier Funeral Chapel, located at 211 West 5th St., Benton, KY 42025 with Bro. Mike Littrell and Bro. Rodney Wallace officiating.

Interment followed in the Marshall County Memory Gardens, Benton, Kentucky.

Visitation was held between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home.

Contributions may be given to the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 2796 Wadesboro Road, Benton, KY 42025.

Carl W. Marquess Sr.

Carl W. Marquess Sr., 95, of Paducah, Kentucky, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

He was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Paducah.

Carl was born in Lamasco, Kentucky, on September 26, 1922, to John and Meddie Marquess. He served as the Executive Director of the Paducah Housing Commission for over 33 years and was the President of Kentucky Housing and Redevelopment Association. He served as the MSU Chairman of the Alumni Century Club, President of the Exchange Club, member of the Paducah Rotary Club, Paducah Bank Director for 18 years, and a board member of Baptist Health Care Systems for 25 years, nine of which he served as Chairman.

Carl enjoyed many years of boating, fishing, bowling, skiing, traveling with friends, and watching Murray and U of L games. He was proud to have served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He always said, "Once a Marine, always a Marine".

Mr. Marquess is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Helen Munal Marquess; his daughters, Nancy Byrnes and husband David, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Susan Mattingly, of Lexington, Kentucky, Betty McClanahan and husband Larry, of Nashville, Tennessee; his son, Dr. Carl Marquess Jr. and wife Lil, of Paducah; his brother, John Marquess and wife Linda, of Arkansas; his grandchildren, Lexey Byrnes, Chelsea Byrnes, Mona Papa, John Mattingly, Dylan Marquess, Camille Marquess, Michael McClanahan, Marta Stinson, Meredith Stephens; many great-grandchildren.

Mr. Marquess was preceded in death by his parents, John Dewey Marquess and Meddie Thompson Marquess; his brothers, Kenneth Prescott and Robert Marquess; his granddaughter, Carly Marquess.

Funeral services were scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, in the Carson Chapel of First Baptist Church of Paducah, with the Rev. Charles Moore and the Rev. Tommy Tucker officiating.

Burial followed at Mt. Kenton Cemetery.

Visitation was held in the Carson Chapel from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Peacemakers Sunday School Class, c/o First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001. Arrangements are being handled by Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a candle of remembrance at www.milnerandorr.com.

Charles Massie

BROOKPORT, Ill. -- Charles Allen Massie, 59, of Brookport died on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at his home.

He is survived by his mother, Melba Massie of Paducah; a daughter, April Massie of Maryland; a son, Wesley Massie of Jacksonville, Florida; three grandchildren; one sister, Debra Massie of Smithland; and two brothers, Kevin Massie and Dale Massie of Brookport.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Massie; and a sister.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Brookport Funeral Home. There was no service.

Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.

Mark Matheny

MAYFIELD -- Mark S. Matheny, 59, of Mayfield died at 4:39 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Facility in Paducah.

He was the owner and operator of Master Signs in Mayfield and a member of Pryorsburg Independent Methodist Church.

He is survived by one brother, James Gary Matheny of Mayfield; two sisters, Ludean Smith of Mayfield and Pam Musselman of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Betty Jo Toon Matheny.

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Rev. Mickey Fowler officiating.

Interment followed in Highland Park Cemetery.

Friends called after 5 p.m. today, October 12, 2017, at the funeral home.

Joe Wayne Mathis

BENTON -- Joe Wayne Mathis, 82, of Benton, Kentucky passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

Born Saturday, January 12, 1935 in the Unity community of Marshall County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Guy Mathis and the late Ethel (Washam) Mathis.

He was retired from the City of Benton where he worked in maintenance. Prior to working for the City of Benton, he was employed at B.F. Goodrich plant in Calvert City and he and his wife Dwanna were former owners of Fleming Furniture in Benton.

His favorite pastimes were carpentry, gardening and old Westerns. He was also an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan. He was a 70-year member of Benton Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Dwanna (Smith) Mathis of Benton; three sons, Gary Wayne Mathis and wife Jo Ann of Murray, Kentucky, Steven Lee "Steve" Mathis and wife Gloria of Sharpe, Kentucky, and John Edward Mathis and wife Connie of Crittenden County, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Leah Adams, Wesley Mathis, Kelly Sowers, Lucas Mathis, Carly Parsley, Samantha Mathis, Ryan Mathis, Ashley Sharp and Sonny Mathis; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James "Jimmy" Mathis; and one sister, Darlese Prince and husband Joe Brooks.

A funeral service was at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Collier Funeral Chapel, 211 W. Fifth St. in Benton. Mark Ray and Sonny Rommleman officiated.

Interment followed in Benton Cemetery.

The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202; or New Pathways for Children, P.O. Box 10, Melber, KY 42069.

Ann Matthews

BENTON -- Ann Matthews, 71, of Benton, Kentucky passed away at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017, at her home.

Ann worked in the healthcare industry and retired from Lake Way Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She is survived by her three sons, Robert Matthews of Benton, Kentucky, Donald Matthews of Corydon, Indiana and Tim Matthews of Paducah, Kentucky; one brother, Roe Hiett of Lebannon, Tennessee; one sister, Debbie Ivey of Benton, Kentucky; and six grandchildren, Ashley Matthews, Kristen Matthews, Christian Funk, Aaron Callahan, Sean Callahan and Colton Callahan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Matthews; one brother, Joe Edd Hiett; and two sisters, Tempie Booker and Jondalyn Gipson. Her parents were John Hiett and Patricia Turner Hiett.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Brother Robert Chandler officiated and burial was afterward at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Friends called from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent online at filbeckcannking.com.

Moss Maupin

KEVIL - Moss Maupin, 99, died at 8:32 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Barkley Center in Paducah.

She was a member of Newton Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Moss Carroll Maupin of Water Valley, Gary Maupin of Kevil, and John Maupin of Kevil; one daughter, Henrietta Gray of Kevil, 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Maupin; one son, Otis Lee Maupin; two sisters; and three brothers. Her parents were Lee and Fratius Grief.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Newton Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Marty Brown officiating. Interment followed at Newton Creek Cemetery.

Morrow Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Messages of condolence for the family may be left at morrowfuneralchapel.com.

William 'Biggen' Mayhugh

GRAND RIVERS -- William "Biggen" Mayhugh, 66, of Grand Rivers passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Livingston Health & Care Services in Salem.

Mr. Mayhugh worked in California at the New Hall Ranch and Mining Company for four years. After moving back to Kentucky, he worked for Bailey Farm in Ledbetter and Reed's Crushed Store as a mechanic before becoming disabled. He was of the Baptist faith.

William loved being outdoors and could often be found fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, or working as a mechanic.

He had a special love for his dogs.

He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and uncle.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sandra Mayhugh of Grand Rivers; two sons, Richard Mayhugh and Kevin (Jeannie) Mayhugh, both of Paducah; one daughter, Carolyn Mayhugh of Tiline; two brothers, James Mayhugh of Princeton and Robert (Regina) Mayhugh of Iuka; one sister, Betty Lewis of Live Oak, California; 12 grandchildren, Makayla (Allen) Edmonds, Brandon Griffith, Clay Smith, Angela Fike, Lacy Moore, Mercedes Fike, Ashleigh Mayhugh, Shawn Mayhugh, Lindsay Mayhugh, William Mayhugh, Eddie (Ashley) Gagon and Cory Thompson; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Bonnie Mayhugh.

Memorial services were at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Mayhugh officiating.

Friends visited the family from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.smithfc.com.

Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Wayne McConnell

MURRAY -- Mr. Jerry Wayne McConnell, 80, died at his home in Umatilla, Florida, early Saturday morning with his wife Lovella at his side. They were married for 28 wonderful years.

Born and raised in Marion, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Clony B. McConnell and Augusta Evelyn (Paris) McConnell. He was also preceded in death by his only brother, James Aaron McConnell; and his stepson, Daniel Ray Hamlet.

He attended Marion High School and still attended the annual class reunion when possible. He was also a graduate of Murray State University and a charter member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Jerry was a very generous man and continued to support his hometown of Marion, his schools and his fraternity. He was also a charter member of the Murray Bass Club and an avid fisherman. His life's dream was to own a home in Florida so he could fish year round.

Jerry fell in love with Murray, Kentucky, when he moved there with his wife, Sandra Lucas McConnell, so he could attend Murray State University. While in Murray they started their family of three girls. Years later, they returned to Murray and made it their permanent home and raised their children there.

He was best remembered as the "insurance man." He worked as an insurance salesman for 45 years and was President of McConnell Insurance Agency Inc. until his retirement. When he and Lovella married in 1989, he recruited her to come to work with him in the business and she did. Lovella had three children and it made for some fun Christmas parties not to mention pizza parties. Jerry and Lovella sold McConnell Insurance to his nephew, John, when they retired to Florida.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his three daughters; Sharon (Alan) Worster, Terri McConnell, and Laura (Matt) Reck; his two stepchildren Laura (Steven) Watkins; and Charlie (Teresa) Hamlet; 13 grandchildren, Aela Korte, Lucas Reck, Myles Worster, Audry Worster, Adam Worster, Zoe Watkins, Austin Hamlet, Katlyn Hamlet, Alex Hamlet, Kailey Hamlet, Jasmine Counce, Madison Counce, and Molly Counce; and one great-grandson, River Worster; his nephew John (Heather) McConnell; great-niece, Coralynn; and great-nephew, Lyndon; as well as his sister-in-law, Faye (Micheal) Brown.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Hugh Barksdale and the Rev. Brad Burns officiating. John James McConnell, nephew, offered a testimonial to honor his Uncle Jerry. Donnie Hendricks tickled the ivories with some of Jerry's favorite old hymns during visitation. Burial followed in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the funeral service on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Elm Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 6483 State Route 94 East, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

Dorothy McDaniel

BENTON -- Dorothy McDaniel, 86, of Benton died on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Marshall County Hospital.

Mrs. McDaniel was a member of First Baptist Church of Benton.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Duaine McDaniel of Benton; two daughters, Sherri Riley of Bowling Green and Vicki Pritchard of Ocala, Florida; one sister, Donna Ealey of Benton; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister. Her parents were Roy Kirkland and Fannie Farris Kirkland

Services were at 11 a.m. today, October 18, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Interment was in Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.

Friends called from 10 to 11 a.m. today, October 18, 2017, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Baptist Church of Benton, 910 Main St., Benton, KY 42025.

Alison McDonald-Spakes

MAYFIELD -- Mrs. Alison McDonald-Spakes, age 54, of Springfield, Tennessee, formerly of Mayfield, went to be with our precious Lord Jesus on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

She attended Highland Park Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Alison was a sweet wife, daughter, sister and friend. Her family would like you to read Psalm 23 and Psalm 8 in remembrance of Alison. She was a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, Allied Health School in Memphis, Tennessee, and Memphis State University Law School in Memphis, Tennessee. She was also a Cytotechnologist at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mrs. McDonald-Spakes is survived by her husband, Jamey Spakes; her parents, Houston and Nancy Stovall McDonald of Mayfield, Kentucky; and her sister, Kim McDonald (Dusty) Doddridge of Columbia, Tennessee.

Funeral services for Mrs. Alison McDonald-Spakes were at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, Kentucky. Greg Hoover officiated.

Interment followed at Highland Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dusty Doddridge, Rob Davis, Tony Davis, Steve McDonald, Greg Hoover, Kyle Payne and David Smith.

Visitation was 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, you may honor and remember Alison by donating to the Springfield Animal Control Shelter, 507 Industrial Dr., Springfield, TN 37172 ; Robertson County Animal Shelter, 2900 W. County Farm Rd., Springfield, TN 37172 or ALS Association, Tennessee Chapter, 4300 Sidco Dr., Suite #200, Nashville, TN 37204.

Myra Gayle McElwain

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Myra Gayle McElwain, 75, passed from this life Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Lubbock.

She was born November 8, 1941, in Paducah, Kentucky, to the late Myron and Leva (Council) Robertson.

She married Donald Bennett McElwain Jr., August 27, 1960, in Paducah, Kentucky. He preceded her in death June 5, 2015.

Myra was a member of Trinity Church of Lubbock.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Michelle Schawb (Michael) of Lubbock, Tom McElwain of Lubbock; granddaughters, Amber Edwards, Ashleigh McElwain, Allison McElwain and Amy McElwain; grandson, Skylar Lange; brothers, Tommy Robertson (Linda), Portland, Oregon, Rick Robertson (Elaine) Paducah, Kentucky; and a sister, Alice Robertson of Paducah, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Trinity Church Chapel with Pastor David Savage officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Church, 7002 Canton Ave., Lubbock, TX 79413, or Kindred Hospice of Lubbock.

Services are under the personal direction of the professionals at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.

Melissa Medlock

ARLINGTON -- Melissa Goyben Medlock, 39, of Arlington died Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at her home.

She is survived by her husband, Scott Medlock; her daughter, Eletta Medlock of Arlington; her sons, Hunter Medlock and Landan Medlock, both of Arlington; mother, Linda Moore Goyben of Pangburn, Arkansas; sister, Michelle Goyben of Pangburn, Arkansas; brother, Jason Goyben of Illinois; and grandchild, Leyam Peeler.

She was preceded in death by her father, Forest Lee Robinson.

There will be a memorial service at Columbus-Belmont State Park at a later date.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Arlington is in charge of arrangements.

The family has requested donations go through Tribute Funding at www.milnerandorr.com.

Benny F. Mitchell

BENTON -- Mr. Benny F. Mitchell, age 82, of Benton, Kentucky, died on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky.

Born Sunday, December 30, 1934, in Paducah, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. Mitchell and the late Alvesta (Sills) Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell was a graduate of Augusta Tilghman High School and played basketball and baseball. He was retired manager from Paducah Beer Distributors, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Hamlet Baptist Church. He was an avid UK basketball fan, he was always a winner at cornhole. In 1953 he was signed to play in the farm system of the Cleveland Indians. In his later years, he was a grounds supervisor at Hillmans Ferry Campground. He was the best dad and papa ever.

Surviving are his children, Elizabeth Carol Callihan, husband Jerry of Benton, Kentucky, Debbie Guinn, husband Dewayne of Paducah, Kentucky, Benny F. Mitchell Jr., (Little Man), wife Jeannie of Benton, Kentucky, Lucinda Barnett, husband Terry of Cadiz, Kentucky, Timmy Crenshaw of Paducah, Kentucky; sister, Shirley Holt of Symsonia, Kentucky; grandchildren, Bradley, Robyn, Nick, Corey, Courtney, Caleb, Magan, Jeffrey, Sami, Brandon, Amanda, Timberly, Derek, Hannah; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jane L. Mitchell; second wife, Fairy Mae Mitchell; daughter, Kate Mitchell; sister, Kay Rothgeb; and aunt, Dorothy McKinney.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, Kentucky. The Rev. Glenn Cope and the Rev. Jeff Collins officiated.

Interment followed the service in Hamlet Cemetery, Benton, Kentucky.

Visitation was held between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th St., Benton, Kentucky 42025.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Hamlet Cemetery Fund, c/o Shirley Pinnegar, 1731 U.S. Hwy 68 East, Benton, KY 42025.

Sharon 'Sunny' Moffitt

MAYFIELD -- Mrs. Sharon "Sunny" Moffitt, age 79, of Mayfield passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Baptist Health Paducah, Kentucky.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mayfield and a retired teacher with the Mayfield City Schools.

Mrs. Moffitt is survived by one son, Michael (Debra) Moffitt of Kevil, Kentucky; two daughters, Stacey (Richard) Rickman of Mayfield, Kentucky, and Cheryl Sharp of Newport News, Virginia; two brothers, William D. "Bud" (Nancy) Brickeen and Jerry (Marsha) Brickeen of Farmville, Virginia; two sisters, Janet (Kenneth) Shelton of Gilbertsville, Kentucky, and Carol (Bob) Kareska of New Port Richey, Florida; and three grandchildren, Justin (Emily) Rickman of Marion, Kentucky, Jessica Rickman of Mayfield, Kentucky, and Lacy (Josh) Higley of Atlanta, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Moffitt, and her parents, William "Bill" and Frances Hagler Brickeen.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sharon "Sunny" Moffitt were 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, Kentucky. Rev. Keith Allred officiated.

Interment followed at Highland Park Cemetery.

Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the funeral home.

Glen A. Moore

Glen Allen Moore, 66, of Paducah, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at McCracken County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Glen was born in Evansville, Indiana on December 8, 1950, to Harold G. and Martha Middleton Moore. He served the 101st Airborne Unit in the United States Army and was a member of Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion.

Glen was a member of Teamsters Union for over thirty-three years and retired as a truck driver. He was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church, Moose Lodge and the Wild Horse Mustang Club.

He is survived by his sister, Karen (Rick) Brown of Paducah; daughter, April Moore of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; significant other, Denise Mooney of Paducah; and two grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with Ron Hayden officiating.

Burial with military honors followed at Barlow Cemetery.

Friends called at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to AMVETS National Service Foundation, 4647 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Kenneth R. Moore

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Kenneth R. Moore, 66, of Murfreesboro died September 26, 2017, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

He was a native of Mayfield, Ky. He was the senior vice president of Stage Stores and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his mother, Iva Pearson Flood; wife, Julie Holt Moore; son, Eric Moore of Murfreesboro; daughters, Abby Moore and Anne Katherine "AK" Rowley, both of Murfreesboro; brother, Steve Moore of Ohio; sister, Sheila Wells of Kentucky; six grandchildren; and several nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Moore.

A celebration of life was held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Grove in Murfreesboro.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, 820 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Please leave online condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com.

Paul E. Moore

Paul Edwin Moore, age 88, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at his home in Lone Oak.

Paul was of Methodist faith, a master electrician and retired as Paducah City Building Inspector.

Paul was born at home on Washington Street in Paducah, Kentucky, on August 7, 1929, to Paul Leslie and Opal K. Zett (Ross) Moore. At age 16, Paul joined the U.S. Navy. He ate bananas all the way to Louisville on the train in order to make the minimum weight enlistment. His service aboard the USS Dayton in occupied Japan and the Mediterranean was one of the high points of his life, and his stories about his time in the Navy filled many a conversation.

Paul returned to Paducah and became an electrician at the Illinois Central Shops. For many years after that, Paul served as the building inspector for the City of Paducah and was instrumental in writing much of the Kentucky State electrical code.

Surviving are four grandchildren, Matthew (Andrea) Moore, Josh (Jessica) Moore, Jenny Moore and Jared Moore; 15 grandchildren, Taylor, Matthew, Will, Mercedes, Madelyn, Abbey, Hadyn, Mikindri, Ely, Michael, McCall, Brody, Eva, Brooke and Blake; one brother-in-law, Allen Gildersleeve of West Paducah, Kentucky; along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death was his wife of 66 years, Ella Hansen Moore; two sons, Valor (Val) Moore and William Charles (Bubba) Moore; one brother, Donovan Moore; and two sisters, Ida Mae Rees and Myrla K. Gildersleeve; and his parents.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Martin officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military rites.

Friends visited with the family from 11 a.m. until the service time at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502. You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.

Robert 'Cuz' Newell

Robert "Cuz" Newell, 63, of Paducah died on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in Louisville after being sent to the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center, located at the Norton Healthcare Pavilion, for treatment of cancer.

He was born in Indiana and was of the Baptist faith. He was a carpenter and enjoyed returning to Mike Miller Park in Marshall County, which he helped build, including designing the curved rock wall along the driveway from the back of the family pavilion to the small lake.

He was survived by one daughter Stormy of Phoenix, Ariz., and many friends in Paducah.

There were no services.

Pamela Gail Newton

KEVIL -- Pamela Gail Newton, age 64, died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at her home in Kevil, Kentucky.

In 2000, Pamela retired from USEC after 16 years of service. She was a member of Bandana Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Lee and his wife Annalisa of Kevil, Kentucky, and Jason Lee and his wife Julie of Kevil, Kentucky; one daughter, Ashley Bodell and her husband Cody of Kevil, Kentucky; one brother, Terry Newton and his wife Janice of Reidland, Kentucky; five grandchildren Drake Lee, Reed Lee, Bailey Lee, Andee Bodell and Rilee Bodell.

Pamela was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Overby; and her parents, R.J. and Patricia Newton.

Visitation was after 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Kentucky.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Kentucky, with the Rev. Neal Eidson.

Interment followed at Barlow Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at morrowfuneralchapel.com.

Jo Ann Noles

Jo Ann Noles, 62, of Paducah died Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at her residence.

She was born the daughter of the late Wilburn Wallis and the late Artie Nelson Wallis.

She was a homemaker and a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church.

Funeral services were at noon Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home in Paducah with Connor Morgan officiating. Burial followed in Owens Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation was from 10 a.m. to the funeral hour Saturday, at the funeral home.

She is survived by her fiancé, Michael Scoppettuolo of Paducah; two sons, Tony Noles (Karmin) of Paducah and Ed Noles (Kate) of Odell, Illinois; one daughter, Rabecca Lowe (Troy) of Columbia, Tennessee; one brother, Danny Wallis (Sheryl) of Paducah; one sister, Mary Nichols (Paul) of Paducah; and nine grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Noles; two brothers, Mike Wallis and David Wallis; and one sister, Doris Beavers. Online condolences may be left for the family at kgfuneral.com.

Robert 'Bobby' Ray Noles

Robert "Bobby" Ray Noles, 85, of West Paducah, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

Mr. Noles was a 1950 graduate of Paducah Tilghman, where he played basketball and baseball. He attended Paducah Community College from 1951-1952 on basketball scholarship. After graduating from PCC in 1952, Bobby played pro baseball for Union City, Tennessee, in the Kitty League.

In 1953, he went to Florida spring training for the Washington Senators. There they assigned him to Orlando, Florida, in the Florida State League.

Mr. Noles was drafted into the Army in 1953. In January of 1954 and 1955, he trained in armor and played baseball for the post team. He also served in Korea.

In 1960, Mr. Noles graduated from Murray State University with a master's degree with 30 above in education. He taught school for 30 years, most of them at Heath High School. He enjoyed coaching baseball and basketball and had several successful seasons with both.

Mr. Noles was a pipefitter by trade. And member of Local #184

Survived by his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Sue Tisdal Foster Noles of West Paducah; one daughter, Tina Dyer of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; two sons, Chris Noles of West Paducah, and Jeff (Tammy) Foster of Barlow, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Audrey Mochnick of Clemmons, North Carolina, Will Dyer of Greensboro, North Carolina, Hayley Foster of La Center, Kentucky, Cavin Foster of Barlow, Kentucky, Chase Noles of West Paducah, Ethan Noles of West Paducah; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Dyer of Clemmons, North Carolina, and Jakob Mochnick of Clemmons, North Carolina.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday October 11, 2017, at Maplelawn Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Tommy Tucker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY. 42003 or McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road, Paducah, KY. 42001 Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com.

Dorothy Louise O'Bryan

DEXTER -- Dorothy Louise O'Bryan, 90, of Dexter, formerly of Grand Rivers, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Calvert City Convalescent Center.

She was a member of Dexter Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Ernie O'Bryan of Dexter, Robert O'Bryan of Grand Rivers and Freddie O'Bryan of Almo; two daughters, Helen Moore of Calvert City and Judy Hutchinson of Grand Rivers; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis B. O'Bryan. Her parents were Hubert and Mary Travis Smith.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. David Little officiated. Interment followed in Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be sent to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

Mike Parker

METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Van Michael "Mike" Parker, age 74, of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Massac Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis. Dan Owen officiated. Burial followed in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.

Mike was retired from Lafarge Corporation. He was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Paducah, Kentucky, since 1979, and served in the Army Reserves. He was a proud supporter of the National Rifle Association and the Massac County Patriot volleyball team. Mike loved golf, boating, scuba diving, swimming, camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with the Broadway Church of Christ Senior Seekers.

Mike is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol (Parks) Parker of Metropolis, Illinois; daughters, Lisa Moore and husband David of Columbus, Kentucky, Lori Biggers and husband Roy of Metropolis, Illinois, Shelia Kester and husband Kurt of New Columbia, Illinois; grandchildren, Emily Biggers and Aubrey Biggers both of Metropolis, Illinois, Parker Kester and Eli Kester both of New Columbia, Illinois; sister, Joan Barnes of Murray, Kentucky, but recently moved to Puryear, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Catherine Sue Parker of Metropolis, Illinois; nieces, Melanie Linder and husband Tim of Henderson, Tennessee, Mendi Jones and husband Britt of Paducah, Kentucky; nephews, Matthew Parker and wife Jamie of Metropolis, Illinois, Kem Barnes of Puryear, Tennessee.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Wylie and Lula (Hill) Parker; daughter, Leslie Parker; brother, Lonnie "Pat" Parker; nephew, Randy Barnes and wife Karen; brother-in-law, Hubert Barnes.

Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis.

Pallbearers were Parker Kester, Eli Kester, Kurt Kester, Roy Biggers, David Moore and Matthew Parker.

Honorary Pallbearers were Bob Chick and Ronnie McNichols.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis. Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.

Robert Patterson Sr.

Robert Lee Patterson Sr., 81, of Paducah died at 9:08 a.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Lourdes hospital.

Mr. Patterson was the first African-American police chief for the City of Paducah and the commonwealth of Kentucky.

He was a member of Burks Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he served in the Brotherhood of the church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Patterson also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and was instrumental in starting the area's "DARE" Program and the West Kentucky Narcotics Program.

He is survived by three sons, Robert Lee Patterson Jr., Joseph D. Patterson and Milo D. Patterson, all of Paducah; two daughters, Tracey A. Jefferson and Je'Na Patterson-Cole, both of Paducah; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three brothers, the Rev. Joe Cole of Mount Clemens, Michigan, and Paul Patterson Jr. and Michael Patterson, both of Paducah; three sisters, Beatrice White, Dorothy Young and Dimmia Patterson, all of Paducah; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, one great-grandson, one brother and three sisters. His parents were Paul Patterson Sr. and Dorothy L. Bolen Patterson.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. B. Kennedy officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Friends called at the church at 11 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Marshall Peek

KUTTAWA -- Marshall Randolph Peek, 79, of Kuttawa died Monday, October 30, 2017, at Ray & Kay Eckstein Center in Paducah.

Mr. Peek was of the Baptist faith, a mason for more than 50 years and a retired plant worker at Caterpillar.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Lach Peek of Kuttawa; one daughter, Debra Jean Cothren of Mechanicsville, Maryland; one son, Marshall Ellis Peek of Princeton; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Eugene Peek; and four brothers. His parents were Tommie and Eula Bell Dalton Peek.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville. Burial followed at Hebron Cemetery in Lyon County.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017, at the funeral home. Masonic service was at 7 p.m.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Anne Webber, 21 Dogwood Drive, Eddyville, KY 42038.

You may light a candle or leave a message for the family at lakelandchapel.com.

John Potter

LEDBETTER -- John Potter, age 73, of Ledbetter died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.

He was born the son of the late James Potter and the late Mary Ann Pipkins Potter.

He worked in maintenance at Roth Funeral Chapel and Lindsey Funeral Home for many years.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

There were no funeral services scheduled. Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home in Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Potter of Ledbetter; his son, John Grant Potter II (Hollie) of Marshall County; his daughters, Sara Runyon of Graves County, and Jennifer Potter of Paducah; his brother, Lonnie Potter of McCracken County; and 13 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Noocha; his brothers, William Largent, James Potter, Douglas Potter, Donnie Potter, and Louis Potter; and his sisters, Sissie Little and Betty Cooper.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kgfuneral.com.

Don Premeaux

Don Premeaux, 80, of Reidland, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Baptist Health Paducah.

Mr. Premeaux was a retired business owner of Premeaux's Air Compressor service, Drive By Liquors, and was also a professional jockey. He was of the Catholic faith and loved to go to car shows and Cardinal baseball games with his grandson and son-in-law.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Gale Premeaux, of Reidland; two daughters, Donna (Rich) Brown of Reidland, and Diana (Vance) Felker of Ormand Beach, Florida; one grandson, Richie (Leena) Brown of Imperial, Missouri; and one cousin, Volley Meyer of Guedan, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Premeaux and Rosa Belle Lemaire; two sisters, Mary Ann Smith, and Nora Lee Olsen.

No services were scheduled.

Memorial contributions in his honor can be made to the Alzheimer's Association Team Flanary Veterinary Clinic.

Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com.

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Wayne Puckett

Howard Wayne Puckett, 70, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 11:16 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Lourdes hospital. He was born in Paducah, Kentucky.

Howard was a retired Electrician and Lineman for Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. He was a member of Heartland Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #816.

Howard is survived by his wife, Janice Rust Puckett; a son, Chad Puckett and wife Wendy of Mayfield, Kentucky; grandchildren, Laken Puckett Mike and husband Joseph of Mayfield, Kentucky and Ian Puckett of Mayfield, Kentucky; a great-granddaughter, Nora Jo Mike of Mayfield, Kentucky; a brother, Virgil Puckett and wife Von of Calvert City, Kentucky; a stepbrother, Ricky Blakeney of Palma, Kentucky; a stepsister, Sharon Heath of Benton, Kentucky; and a sister-in-law, Sheila Puckett of Paducah, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lonnie Edward Puckett. His parents were Cody Lonnie Puckett and Chlorise Wilson Puckett Blakeney.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with the Rev. Ben Stratton officiating.

Burial followed at Mount Kenton Cemetery.

Visitation was at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Heartland Church, 4777 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah, Kentucky 42001 or to Farmington Baptist Church, 293 Hawkshaw Street, Farmington, Kentucky 42040.

You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Barbara Nell Ragsdale

KUTTAWA -- Barbara Nell Ragsdale, age 83, of Kuttawa died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at River's Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa.

She was a member of Kuttawa First Baptist Church in Kuttawa.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, R.B. Smith, Bobby Smith and Wesley Smith. Her parents were Bartley and Lela Thomas Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Odell Ragsdale; four daughters, Bonnie Martin and husband Kenny of Paducah, Connie Simpson and husband Mike of Danville, Kentucky, Cheryl Guess and husband Mike of Kuttawa, Pam Treadway and husband Kevin of Kuttawa; one sister, Louise Portis of Kuttawa; five grandchildren, Ginger (Steve) Melton, Nikki (Gavin) Larney, Jason (Carly) Simpson, Jonathan (Abbey) Guess and Nathan Treadway. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Zachary Melton, Sydney Melton, Dylan Larney, Brandon Simpson, Addie Guess and Pratt Guess.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at Kuttawa First Baptist Church in Kuttawa with the Rev. Carl Nelson officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery.

Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville.

Jean Ramsey

(October 6, 1927 - October 10, 2017)

MADISONVILLE -- Jean Ramsey, 90, of Madisonville, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at NHC Healthcare Madisonville with her family by her side.

She was born on October 6, 1927, in Island, Kentucky, to the late Cloreen Campbell Case and Wade Shelby Case. Jean was a volunteer at Ridgewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Madisonville where she was lovingly known as one of the "singing ladies."

She was a member of Covenant Community Church in Madisonville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar David Ramsey; five sisters; two brothers; and one grandson.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Vaughn and husband Ronnie of Hanson, Kentucky, and Anna Littlepage and husband Jack of Eddyville, Kentucky; sons, Oscar Ramsey and wife Gail of Madisonville and Jeff Ramsey and wife Barbara of Manitou, Kentucky; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville with Bro. Glen Hobgood officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Madisonville.

Visitation was from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Brad Ramsey, Josh Ramsey, David Littlepage, Dustin Littlepage and Daniel Littlepage. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Maschinot, David Mutchnik and Gregg Simoneaux.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jean's memory to the Door of Hope or Alzheimer's Association.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisfuneralinc.com.

Robert 'Bob' Ray

MAYFIELD -- Mr. Robert S. "Bob" Ray, age 86, of the Pottsville community passed away at 5:45 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, at his residence.

He was a member of the Community Fellowship Baptist Church, and he was a retired automotive mechanic.

Mr. Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years, Wanda Puckett Ray of the Pottsville community; two sons, Murray Ray of Desert Hot Springs, California, and Mark A. (Joyce) Ray of Hickory, Kentucky; two daughters, Ruth (Richard) Heath and Alice Ray, both of Mayfield, Kentucky; sister, Ellene Lenon of Mason, Mississippi; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his twin sons, Richard Lee Ray and Gene Lewis Ray; three sisters, Louvain Hall, Reva Taylor, and Betty Winchel; two brothers, Sidney Ray Jr. and Charles Ray; and parents, D.S. & Ruth Ellen Odell Ray.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Kentucky, with the Rev. Rusty Wirt and the Rev. Brad Henson officiating.

Friends called after 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Kentucky.

William Michael Ray

LEDBETTER -- William Michael Ray, 65, of Ledbetter died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Ray was a heavy equipment mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Shelia Ray; one son, Christopher Ray; one daughter, Shaleena Ray; five sisters, Rita, Patsy, Carol, Chris and Kim; and one brother, Robin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

No services were held.

Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements.

Ida M. (nee Moore) Rees

ST. LOUIS -- Ida M. (nee Moore) Rees, formerly of Paducah, died Friday, October 13, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late Lt. Col. Jack W. Rees, U.S. Army; loving mother of John (the late Jacqueline) and Hal (Linda) Rees, Donna (George) Dunnaway, Vicki (Phil) Travers, Jack (Jackie), Carl (Lisa) and Paul Rees; dear grandmother of 24; great-grandmother of 41; and great-great-grandmother of 15; dear daughter of the late Paul and Opal Moore; dear sister of Paul Moore and the late Myrla Gildersleeve and Donovan Moore; dear aunt, cousin and friend.

Services were at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road, at 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017.

Interment was at J.B. National Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Paul Bill Reineking

METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Mr. Paul Bill Reineking, 98, of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Misty Meadows Assisted Living.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at St. John's Church, located at 6201 Waldo Church Road in Metropolis, with the Rev. Jeff Bremer and the Rev. Ron Ruggles officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Reineking attended Bethlehem School through sixth grade until his father needed him on the farm. By the time he was a teenager, his father decided to sell the farm, so he went to work for other farmers. Paul Bill was drafted into the Army in 1941 and was eventually sent to Canton Island near the Philippines in the Pacific where he spent a little over two years. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He was the oldest living World War II veteran in Massac County.

After serving in the Army, Paul Bill married Viola Hilgeman in January 1946, and they were happily married for 42 years until her passing in 1988. He was employed at Pansing's Furniture Store for many years. He laid carpet and linoleum for many customers and also helped to set up and service oil stoves for heating homes. He was a member of St. John's Church who was also ready to lend a helping hand for many years.

Paul Bill is survived by several nieces; nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Emma (Meinders) Reineking; wife, Viola; silbings, Herbert Reineking, Sophia Stratmeyer, Anna Wilkins, Joe Reineking, Gilbert Reineking, and Beatrice Kruger.

Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11 a.m. at the St. John's Church on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Memorials may be given in Paul Bill's name to Hoyleton Children's Home Foundation, 325 North Main Street, Holyeton, IL 62803-0218.

Kate Richardson

BENTON -- Elma Kate Richardson, 87, of Sanger, Texas, formerly of Benton, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017, in Denton, Texas, surrounded by her family.

She was born on February 2, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan, to Harvey Thomas "Pete" and Edith (Ward) Brewer. On August 18, 1951, she married Joe Gilbert Richardson in Mississippi.

More affectionately known as "Miss Kate" or "Mama Kate" to her family and friends, she was loved by all who knew her. She always had a smile on her face and never met a stranger. Miss Kate was a member of the Church of Christ in Sanger. She was a member and served as Past Worthy Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 1027 in Sanger, Texas, and in the chapter in Calvert City, Kentucky.

She was a charter member of the Lake Ray Roberts Elks Lodge where she served as Chaplain.

Miss Kate served from her heart in caring for the elderly in Kentucky and upon moving to Texas continued her work until her own health prevented her from continuing this line of work. She truly applied the Golden Rule in her life as she served the Lord in doing and caring for others no matter the age.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; a son, Billy Richardson; and two sisters, Virginia Jarchow and Rose LaFata.

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her three sons, Jody Richardson and wife Christie of Sanger, Jacky Richardson and wife Jane of Sanger, and Tommy Richardson and wife Helen of Denton; one brother, Jimmy Senclair and wife Janet of Harrison Township, Michigan; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at the North Marshall Church of Christ. Jim Long officiated and burial followed in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.

Friends called from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at the North Marshall Church of Christ.

Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sanger Church of Christ Youth Programs, 400 Locust St., Sanger, TX 76266; Texas Elks Children's Services Inc., 1963 FM1586, Gonzales, TX 78629; Order of the Eastern Star, 8101 Valcasi Drive, Arlington, TX 76001; or International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, 316 W Highland St., Denton, TX 76201.

Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com.

Dr. Mary Ann Russell

MURRAY -- Dr. Mary Ann Russell passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017, her 85th birthday, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elginn and Louise Orr Underwood; and her brother, Robert Gene Underwood

She graduated from Murray High School in 1950. She received a B.A. from Murray State University in 1954 and a M.A. from Murray State in 1956. She received a Ph.D. from Peabody College, of Vanderbilt University, in 1970.

Dr. Russell was a teacher of English at Murray High School for 32 years. Other teaching experience included Paducah Junior College, Paducah, Kentucky; and Martin Junior College, Pulaski, Tennessee. Dr. Russell was noted for her expertise in teaching Shakespearean Literature, for which she received the Ashland Teacher Achievement Award. Dr. Russell was the first teacher from western Kentucky to receive this prestigious award.

She was a member of the Murray Woman's Club beginning in 1955, through her death. In later years, she was an associate member of the Music Department. She served as Murray Woman's Club President for two years.

Dr. Russell was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for several years. She was a charter member of the Bea Walker Missionary Circle.

Dr. Russell is survived by her husband of 65 years, Allen Wells Russell; her son, Mark Allen Russell of Paducah, Kentucky; her daughter, Lisa Russell Hall; her son-in-law, James Roland Hall Jr.; and two grandsons, Samuel Devin Hall and Jacob Russell Hall, both of Murray.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Stahler officiating. Burial followed in the Murray Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Donnie Winchester, John Ryan Winchester, Eddie Rollins, Hugh Edward Rollins, Van Haverstock and Ricky Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Perry Cavitt, Paul Lyons, Bobby McDowell, E.J. Wood, Durwood Beatty and Ronald Churchill.

Expressions of sympathy should be made to the Mark Allen Russell Special Education Scholarship Fund, MSU Foundation, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, KY 42071.

Online condolences can be made at thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.

Vivian Buckingham Sills, 101

Vivian Buckingham Sills, 101, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017, at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Sills was a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah where she taught Ladies Adult Sunday School and was a past member of Baptist Tabernacle. She was a Duchess of Paducah, a member of McCracken Co. Homemakers and Women On Mission Organization. Mrs. Sills was a homemaker and a pastor's wife.

The Sills family would like to extend their appreciation to Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation for the care they had given to Vivian over the last 4 years.

Vivian is survived by her two daughters, Geneva Ann Sills Ellington and husband Joel of Paducah, Kentucky, and Cyndi Sills Reynolds and husband Edwin of Blairsville, Georgia; son, Dan Sills and wife Jane of Calvert City, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Sheila Ellington Koster (Kent) of Paducah, Kentucky, Shane Ellington (Lee Alice), Shannon Ellington (Tonya) and Sheldon Ellington (Teri) all of the Hardmoney Community, Alan Sills (Alison) of Cumming, Georgia, Daron Sills (Lisa) of Calvert City, Kentucky, Delmon Worden of Monte Rio, California, and Scot Vensel of Cazadero, California; 16 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Barner D. Sills; three sisters, Inez Buckingham Rodocker, Bobbie Morris Meade and Reba Buckingham Wallace. Her parents were Robert Sydney Buckingham and Geneva Reber Buckingham.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the Rev. Tommy Tucker officiating.

Burial followed at Mt. Kenton Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until the service hour of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: East Hickman Baptist Church, 1522 Liberty St., Hickman, KY 42050.

You may leave a message or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Surrisa Lee Sams Simmons

Surrisa Lee Sams Simmons, 39, of Paducah, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Baptist Health-Paducah.

Surrisa was the children's ministry assistant and pre-school director at Heartland Church of Paducah. She was a 1996 graduate of Heath High School.

She is survived by her husband, Shaun Simmons; two sons, Thomas Dean Simmons and Howard Shaun Simmons; her parents, Rev. John and Sandy Sams of Paducah; one brother, Dr. Richard (Shawn) Sams of Calhoun, Kentucky; two nieces, Allyson Sams and Haley Sams, both of Calhoun, Kentucky; two nephews, John Sams of Calhoun, Kentucky and Eli Simmons of Titusville, Florida; one aunt, Addie Sams of Cunningham, Kentucky; in-laws, Kerry and Darlene Simmons of Melber, Kentucky; one sister-in-law, Darla Simmons of Paducah; and one brother-in-law, Matthew (Jenny) Simmons of Titusville, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, J.C. and Mildred Sams; maternal grandparents, Richard and Fern Hook; one aunt, Dee Dee Long; one special cousin, Clark Parham; and one uncle, Donald Sams.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Heartland Church of Paducah with Dr. Richard Sams and Pastor Bryan Phelps officiating. A private burial followed at Cunningham Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the church.

Contributions may be made to Forward Project Children's Building Fund, c/o Heartland Church of Paducah, 4777 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42001.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at milnerandorr.com.

Nelda Elfa Sisco

SALEM -- Mrs. Nelda Elfa Sisco, 79, of Salem, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem, Kentucky.

Mrs. Sisco enjoyed watching TV, listening to the radio and books on tape, and loved her cat Tiger.

She is survived by her sons, Terry Guess (Nancy) of Salem, Kentucky and Jimmy Sisco (Julia) of Paducah, Kentucky; daughters, Sue Paris (Gary) of Salem, Kentucky, and Janet Sisco of Paducah, Kentucky; brothers, Danny Guess, Dale Guess, Darrell Guess and Glenn Guess; sisters, Thelma Kirk and Audrey Crawford; seven grandchildren, Chad Guess, Ethan Guess, Denise Workman, Jessie Workman, Dylan Paris, Katie Sisco and Nathan Sisco; and four great-grandchildren, Kayla Workman, Hunter Statts, Jaylin Wayne and Amber Sisco.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sisco; brothers, Linford Guess and Frankie Guess; sisters, Hazel Water and Barbara James; grandchild, Cody Paris; great-grandchildren, Izabella Workman, Emily Caraway and David Sisco; and parents, Eugene and Laverne Hardin Guess.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Bros. Jr. Deason and Tim Fouts officiating. Burial followed in Salem Cemetery.

Friends visited with the family on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem, Kentucky.

Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Belinda Smith

Belinda Faye Smith, age 46, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Paducah, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

She worked as a RN specializing in Oncology.

She is survived by her husband, Derric Smith Sr., Arlington, Texas; two sons, Eric Hale Jr., Savannah, Georgia, and Derric Smith Jr., Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Cherica Hale, Savannah, Georgia, and Marqis Smith of Arlington, Texas; parents, Charles and Ardella Atkins of Paducah, Kentucky; brother, Charles Atkins Jr., Cleveland, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Haven Smith, Savannah, Georgia, and Zariyah Hale, El Paso, Texas; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jet'Aime Dorray Dixon.

Memorial Services were scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend Anthony Daniels officiated.

Messages of condolences may be left online at www.pettusrowlandfh.com.

Franklin Smith

Franklin Garner Smith, age 68, of Paducah, died Friday, October 13, 2017, at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born the son of the late Willard Smith and the late Jo Nell Cole Smith. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a retired hairdresser, and was a deacon at Highland Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his son, Jon Paul Smith (Terrilyn) of Paducah; his daughter, Eve Smith of Paducah; his brother, Ronald Smith of Cadiz; and his two grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Smith; and his sister, Cynthia Hunt.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kgfuneral.com.

Henry Smith

SYMSONIA -- Henry "Kenneth" Smith, 74, of Symsonia died Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Smith was a longtime member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181 in Paducah. He retired from Gerald Chambers and Sons in Benton. He was a member of New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Aquilla Fay (Barnes) Smith of Benton; two daughters, Renee Maness and Kendra Clere, both of Symsonia; one sister, Jan Winstead-Odom of Symsonia; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers. His parents were Buran L. Smith and Lalah (Phelps) Smith.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017, at Wallace Cemetery in Symsonia with the Rev. Van Russell officiating. Interment followed the service at the cemetery.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, and before 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Wallace Cemetery Fund, c/o Debbie Minter, 2391 Oak Level-Elva Road, Symsonia, KY 42082.

Elvis Stakey

BENTON -- Elvis Allen Stakey, 44, of Benton died Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.

Mr. Stakey was the owner/operator of Wounded Eagle Agriservice in Benton, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Calvert City. He was also the Cubmaster with Cub Scout Pack 2059 of Sharpe.

He is survived by his wife, Denise (Dietsch) Stakey of Benton; his father, Wayne Stakey, and mother, Marcia (Steidle) Stakey of Panama City Beach, Florida; a son Jace Alan Linger of Benton; and a brother, Marc Stakey of Columbus, Ohio.

Arrangements were handled by Collier Funeral Home of Benton, where the family received friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m., October 10, 2017.

Graveside inurnment service was at Marshall County Memory Gardens at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Jim Ewing officiating.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Cub Scout Pack 2059, c/o Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY 42025 or the First Baptist Church of Calvert Ministry Fund, c/o Collier Funeral Home.

Virginia Elizabeth Stephens

Virginia Elizabeth Stephens, 83, of Glasgow, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, at Glenview Healthcare Center in Glasgow.

A daughter of the late Dewey and Katherine Borders Duncan, she was a homemaker, a former clerk at J.C. Penney, and a member of the Glasgow Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela White-Wilkinson of Bowling Green; a son, Steve Stephens of Glasgow; two sisters, Vicki Smith of Cave City and Ruby Lightfoot of Bowling Green; several nieces and nephews, including Rose Sullivan, who had a special relationship with Virginia in offering care and support. Virginia's family wishes to recognize and thank the staff of Glenview Healthcare Center who came to be considered as family because of their extremely good care for her, especially during the final weeks of her life.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin P. Stephens Jr.; and two brothers, Clifton Duncan and James Everett Duncan.

Funeral services were at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 2 p.m.

Visitation was also held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Milner and Orr Lone Oak Chapel in Paducah.

Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Wesley Cemetery in Water Valley, Kentucky.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer's Association.

Charleene Stevens

BENTON -- Charleene Stevens, 95, born October 29, 1921, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Surviving are her daughter, Roberta Kuhn, and son, Chuck Purnell (Toni), both of Paducah, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Jeff Kuhn (Cori), Aimee Kuhn, Stacey Beversluis (Gary) and Amanda Stringer (Brent); six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She graduated from Grafton High School and West Virginia School of Business. She was retired from Servico Inc. (parent company of Holiday Inns). She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Bethel Chapter 269 of the Eastern Star and a member of Estill 73 in Calvert City.

Although she had more than 65 addresses during her lifetime, for the last 26 years she called Benton, Kentucky, home. A longtime resident of Lakeland Wesley Village, she served as treasurer of the association and volunteered in the office there for 20 years.

She was an original member of the Kitchen Band.

She was a member of Maple Spring Methodist Church, where she served at the pancake breakfast, and worked in the New to You Store for over 20 years.

There was no visitation. A private service will be conducted at the Maple Springs Church Cemetery at later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 9643 U.S. Hwy. 68 East, Benton, KY 42025

Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com.

Margaret Stewart

Margaret Jewel (Miller) Stewart, 94, of Paducah, Kentucky, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at New Haven Assisted Living in Paducah.

She was born on February 9, 1923, in Johnsonville, Tennessee, to James and Nancy Mathews Miller. When she was 12 years old, her mother died leaving her to care for four younger siblings.

Margaret was co-owner/operator of Bestway Travel Club, taking people on escorted trips across the U.S., including many cruises. After the death of her husband of 53 years, she returned to Paducah. She enjoyed the senior dances and the many friends she met. Margaret was a member of Reidland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four children, Wanda Moore and husband Doug of Paducah, Anita Brittain and husband Joe of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Kennard (Ken) Stewart and wife Amber of Houston, Texas, and Deborah Moore and husband Jeff of Acworth, Georgia. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren, Brian (Amy) Moore, Jason (Tara) Moore, Cindy (John) Bohr, Eric (Sarah) Brittain, Kim (John) Rumrey, Melinda (Joey) Lamboy, Matt (Candice) Moore and Sophie, Noah and Ava Stewart. Also 14 great-grandchildren, Chase, Hunter and Ava Moore; Jack and Kate Moore; Ethan Moore; Isabella Lamboy; Lauren and Owen Brittain; Ryan and Jarrod Bohr; Ellie, Kate and Nick Rumrey. Several Paducah nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Alan and his dogs.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, two sisters, and an infant grandson.

Funeral services were at Reidland United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Visitation was at 10 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Porterfield officiating.

Burial followed at Wilson Cemetery in Draffenville, Kentucky.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Woman's Club of Paducah, 1406 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001 or to the charity of your choice.

You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Richard 'Dick' Strauss

KEVIL -- Richard "Dick" Strauss, 71, of Kevil died Friday afternoon, October 6, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Strauss was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict and a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Paducah.

He is survived by his wife, Bunny Crayne Strauss; six children, Dana Strauss Hott, Michael Strauss, Teresa Livingston McDaniel, Jodi Hayden Wring, Wendi Hayden Cowne and Eleanor Hayden Bell; one sister, Lyn Strauss Meyers; and six grandchildren.

His parents were Henry and Doris Eitemiller Strauss.

Memorial contributions can made in his honor to the Lourdes Hospice program or St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Paducah.

No services were scheduled.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Marguritte Stubblefield

MURRAY -- Marguritte White Stubblefield, 90, of Murray died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Spring Creek Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Stubblefield was a lifelong member of Green Plain Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sons, Kenny Stubblefield and Van Stubblefield, both of Murray; and three grandchildren, Mark Stubblefield, Adam Stubblefield and Lucas Stubblefield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lock Stubblefield; and one sister. Her parents were Macon Millington White and Amie Brandon White.

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home with Mike Ernstberger officiating. Burial followed in the Green Plain Cemetery.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the funeral home.

Sara Stubblefield

MURRAY -- Sara C. Stubblefield, 81, of Huntsville, Alabama, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the Regency Health Care facility.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Huntsville and sang in the church choir for 30 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Steelman of Hazel Green, Alabama, and Luci Stubblefield-Sweeney of Huntsville; sisters, Martha Manoso of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Lu Thomas of Cadiz; brothers, William Clark of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Charles Clark of Stockertown, Pennsylvania, and Wayne Clark of Hopkinsville; one aunt; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Billy Joe Stubblefield; one brother; and two sons, Craig Stubblefield and Allen Stubblefield. Her parents were Leon and Avis Clark.

A graveside service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Hicks Cemetery in Murray with John Dale officiating.

There was no local visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, or First Christian Church, Huntsville, Alabama.

Online condolences: www.yorkfuneralhome.com.

Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Sullivan

MAYFIELD -- Mrs. Helen Faye Moses Sullivan, age 83, of Mayfield, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mayfield, and a retired employee of the Hickory Water District in Hickory, Kentucky.

Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Harold Sullivan of Mayfield. She is also survived by two daughters, Elyce Ray of Mayfield, and Dawn Ellegood of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Shawn Sullivan of Nashville, Tennessee, and Kevin (Melissa) Sullivan of Nashville, Tennessee; a sister, Betty Sue Stevens, of Nashville, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Lucille Moses of Hickory.

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Faye Sullivan were 11 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Dr. Wes Fowler officiated. Interment followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation was from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Neoma Tharp-Cooper

Neoma Elizabeth Tharp-Cooper, born February 11, 1932, in Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at her home on October 23, 2017, in Doniphan, Missouri, surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Neoma was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mable O'Donnely Tharp of Kennett, Missouri. She grew up in Kennett, Missouri, and graduated from Kennett High School. She had worked as a legal secretary and for CPA Rob Milford of Paducah, Kentucky, prior to retiring at the age of 72. Neoma married Elvin Cooper of Paducah in 1979, and they enjoyed life together until he passed away in June 2007. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and traveling. Neoma had also written a book about her childhood called "The Homes I Lived In." She attended West End Baptist Church in Paducah and loved her church family, holding an active membership prior to her illness.

Surviving are two nieces, Velvet Krueger (Doug) of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Gail LaBryer (Walter) of Grandin, Missouri; one nephew, Jack Jones (Heather) of Arroyo Grande, California; seven great-nieces and nephews, Heather Harris of Doniphan, Missouri, Rondel Pruett of Neelyville, Missouri, Jason Pruett of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Samantha Krueger of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Ashely Breuning of Fairdealing, Missouri, Beth Crader of Gatewood, Missouri, Josh Jones of Bakersfield, California; and 15 great-great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her very special friends; caregivers, Jackie Barks-French of Doniphan, Missouri, Dena Hinton of Doniphan, Missouri, and Misty Grogan of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Neoma was proceed in death by her parents, Lonnie and Mable Tharp of Kennett; sisters, Virginia Jones-Ruminer of Grandin, Missouri, and Norma Fahr of McFarland, California; and her husband, Elvin Cooper of Paducah, Kentucky.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. DeWayne Chadwick officiating.

There was no visitation.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Helen Louise (Jackson) Thompson

Helen Louise (Jackson) Thompson, age 92, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017, at her home.

Helen was a homemaker, of Christian faith and a member of Symsonia Baptist Church. She was a sweet, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that dearly loved her family and friends.

Helen is survived by her children, Vicki (Johnny) Hamm of Symsonia, Kentucky, Donna (Pete) Galloway of Sedalia, Kentucky, and Jeff (Mary) Thompson of Symsonia, Kentucky; one sister, Joy Cope of Paducah, Ketucky; seven grandchildren, Tara (Brent) Shelton of Paducah, Kentucky, Chad (Nikki) Hamm of Louisville, Kentucky, Brittany (Daniel) Farr of Murray, Kentucky, Keri (Jeremy) Cornwell of Boaz, Kentucky, Jordan (Josh) Doggett of Boaz, Kentucky, and Taylor and Riley Thompson of Symsonia, Kentucky; 14 great-grandchildren, Payton, Breckyn, and Brody Hamm, Loren and Chase Shelton, Aiden and Grady Farr, Albany, Tytan, and Luke Doggett, Piper Thompson, Madelyn, Landon and Carley Dowdy; several nieces and nephews; and wonderful neighbors, Delmer and Susie Smith of Symsonia, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Luke Thompson; parents Franklin Gard Jackson and Lottie Jackson Brookshire; three sisters, Eva Jackson, Jane Henson and Segal Whitis; and three brothers, Charles, Harold and Zelmer Jackson.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Symsonia Baptist Church with Brother Rick Miller officiating.

Burial followed at Clark's River Cemetery.

Visitation was held Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah and after 10 a.m. Thursday at Symsonia Baptist Church.

Expression of sympathy may be made to Symsonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 680 St. Rt 348 W, Symsonia, KY 42082.

You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.

Martha Webb Tilford

Martha Webb Tilford, 90, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Barkley Center of Paducah.

She was retired from Paducah Tilghman High School where she worked in the cafeteria. Martha was a member of West End Baptist Church where she was active in the Sunday School Department.

She is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl Ritchie and husband Clarence of Paducah, Kentucky, and Judy Gordon and husband Mike of Paducah, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Dana Gail Edwards of West Paducah, Kentucky, David Lee Earles and wife Marcie of Paducah, Kentucky, and Rebecca Gordon of Pensacola, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Caitlin Whitney Pace and Ashley Anne Edwards; two great-great-grandchildren, Lily Jane Pace and Trason Tharp; several nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her first husband of 52 years, Warren Denny Webb; second husband, William Harold Tilford; daughter, Susan Gayle Walker; two sisters and one brother. Her parents were Allie Woodard Leigh and Mamie Reif Leigh.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with the Rev. Terry Sills officiating.

Burial followed at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Visitation was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to West End Baptist Church, 324 South 28th Street, Paducah, KY 42003 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.

You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Dr. Ron Tilford

Dr. Ron H. Tilford, 63, of Paducah died Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ron was born in Paducah, Kentucky, on January 20, 1954, to Charles H. and Rose Kilgore Tilford. He was a 1972 graduate of Heath High School. Ron graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University School of Arts and Sciences and was a 1980 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Tilford served his internal medicine residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. His ophthalmology residency was served at Vanderbilt University where he served as chief resident in 1983-84. From 1984-2006, Dr. Tilford was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. In July, 2006, Dr. Tilford joined the Paducah Retinal Center and had hospital affiliations through The Eye Surgery Center and Baptist Health. Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Tilford specialized in the diagnostic, medical and surgical care of complex eye disease and injuries.

Dr. Tilford belonged to the following professional societies: American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Medical Association of Georgia, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (Chairman-10 years), and the Georgia Society to Prevent Blindness. He held medical licensure in Kentucky, Georgia, California and Tennessee. Dr. Tilford published articles in several professional journals and made numerous presentations across the United States. In addition, he was the founder of Alliance for Eye Care, a nonprofit organization which helped support ophthalmologists in eleven different states.

Dr. Tilford dedicated his life to his patients, co-workers and colleagues.

His hobbies were vast and eclectic, with interests including music, travel, reading, and collecting rocks, minerals, books and DVDs. Best of all, he collected memories with his loving group of family, friends and extensive support system.

He is survived by his mother, Rose Tilford of Gilbertsville; and many extended family members.

Preceding him in death was his father, Charles H. Tilford.

Funeral services for Dr. Tilford were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with the Rev. Keith Tilford officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was held Sunday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt University, 1917 Adelicia Street, Nashville, TN 37212.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Kenneth Tousley

LEDBETTER -- Kenneth Ward Tousley, 56, of Ledbetter, passed away at 8:09 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Baptist Health Paducah.

Mr. Tousley was a self-employed carpenter/woodworker, a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, DAV of Paducah and a veteran of the Army.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Barnes) Tousley of Ledbetter; one son, Kenneth Andrew Tousley of Paragould, Arkansas; grandson/son, Trestyn Barnes of Ledbetter; one daughter, Jessica Louise Kelley-Maes of Denton, Texas; one stepdaughter, Arah Desiraye Bates of Benton; two brothers, Michael Tousley of Kansas and Mark Tousley of Connecticut; three sisters, Lynn Paul of Kansas, Rosetta Phipps of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mary Allen of Kansas; 10 grandchildren, Aidan, Kaitlyn, Collin, Rylinn, Aubrey, Ella, Lillian, Mya, Luken; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Izetta (Wassom) Tucker; one sister, Edna Tousley.

Graveside services with military honors were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY with Rev. Brian Hodge officiating.

Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Hughes Funeral Home in Paducah.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle online at www.hughesfuneral.com.

Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Dottie Toy

Dorothy S. "Dottie" Toy, age 98, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab in Paducah, Kentucky.

She was born on November 29, 1918, in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1946, she married James E. Toy Sr. and moved to Paducah. She served as Director of Christian Education for 22 years at First Presbyterian Church. During this time, she was nationally certified by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. to conduct seminars on church curriculum to other Directors of Christian Education. She was a founding member of Paducah Cooperative Ministry, a board member and committee member for many years. While at First Presbyterian Church she saw a need for a senior citizens group.

She founded the Elderblooms. While working with the Elderblooms, they voiced an interest in travel. Under her leadership, this group traveled extensively across the United States and abroad. She was an active member of the Market House Theater for many years. She served on the board of directors, play selection committee and performed in many productions. She served on the local board of the American Cancer Society. She was a Paducah Ambassador, gave school group tours of the floodwall murals and was a tour guide at the National Quilt Museum.

The family wishes to express deepest gratitude to the staff of Wing six at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. This includes RNs, CNAs, activity staff, maintenance staff, housekeeping and food service. They were exceptional. The family, on her behalf, would like to express appreciation for the friends who sent cards, called her and visited while at Parkview. Dr. Richard Smith was a friend and doctor for 40 years. His special care is greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Toy is survived by her son, James "JT" Toy Jr. of Paducah, Kentucky; and her daughter, Kathlynn Kahl and husband Hobson of Charlestown, Indiana; her stepson, Joseph Lynn Toy and wife Jennifer; and her special cousin, Anne Nelson of Springfield, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Toy Sr.; her parents, George and Caroline Moehle Smith; one sister, Virginia Maserang; and one brother, George Smith Jr.

Visitation was held from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church followed by a service of Witness to the Resurrection with the Rev. Dr. Jenna Goggins officiating.

A private family graveside service was held.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: First Presbyterian Church, 200 N. 7th St., Paducah, KY 42003; Paducah Cooperative Ministry, 402 Legion Dr., Paducah, KY 42003, or to the animal welfare organization of their choice.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

You may leave a message for the family or light a sympathy candle at milnerandorr.com.

Bette Tucker

KIRKSEY -- Bette Ann Nix Tucker, 83, of Kirksey died at 12:55 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Lake Way Nursing & Rehab in Benton.

She was a member of the Goshen United Methodist Church and Women's Methodist Fellowship.

She is survived by her husband, James H. Tucker; one daughter, Debra Crabtree of Houston; two sons, Larry Tucker, of Kirksey, and Jerry Tucker, of Murray; two brothers, Billy Rue Nix of Murray, and Danny Nix of Jacksonville, Florida; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Her parents were William Rue Nix and Lorene Morris Nix.

Service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home with the Rev. David Allbritten officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mount Carmel Cemetery Fund, c/o Larry Tucker, 613 Hedley Trail, Kirksey, KY 42054.

Online condolences www.yorkfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Wathen

Joseph "Joey" Glenn Wathen, 59, of Paducah died Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Wathen was formerly an insulator with Local 37.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Chrissy Stewart of Jackson, Missouri, and Beth Barton of Paducah; one son, Brian Wathen of Paducah; two brothers, Michael Wathen and Mark Wathen, both of Calvert City; four sisters, Elizabeth Richardson of Murray, Marjorie Sheppard of Calvert City, Paula Kissiar of Benton and Theresa Wathen of Paducah; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers. His parents were James Earl Wathen and Catherine Elizabeth Wathen.

Services were at noon Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Lindsey Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Friends called from 10 a.m. to the funeral hour Saturday at the funeral home.

Cecile A. Watson

BARLOW -- Cecile A. Watson, age 80, died on Thursday morning at 6:55 a.m. at Life Care Center in La Center, Kentucky.

She retired as a floral designer from Allen's Florist in Barlow, Kentucky, after 16 years of service. Cecile attended Barlow Baptist Church.

Cecile is survived by two sons, Lester Lee Watson of Barlow, Kentucky, and Donald Eugene Watson and his wife Michelle of Ballwin, Missouri; one daughter, Beverly Tate and her husband Jimmy of Barlow, Kentucky; one sister, Charlotte Dowdy of Evansville, Indiana; eight grandchildren; Tolisha Jones, Rett Tate, Michael Tate, Ashley Watson, Madison Watson, Kelsey Watson, William Fondaw and Christopher Fondaw; and one great-grandson, Cash Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Watson; and her parents, Cecil and Lorene Tanner Ashcraft.

Visitation was after 11 a.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Kentucky.

Funeral Services were Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Kentucky, with the Rev. Ryan Baker officiating.

Interment followed at Barlow Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at morrowfuneralchapel.com.

Daniel Webb

Robert Wyatt McDaniel Webb, 28, of Waverly, Tennessee, first called "Daniel" by his mom, Sandy -- the first person to play catch with him - was reunited with her in Heaven Saturday evening, October 14, 2017. Daniel was born August 18, 1989 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. For 28 years he lived a wonderful life. He had a loving, supportive family and had several never-say-no friends. But most importantly, God blessed him with two beautiful daughters, Baylie Kaye and Kimber Rose. Let there be no mistake, Daniel Webb died a happy man.

Daniel was an amazing and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was truly a family man. He took enormous pride in his home, which he called "Webb Ranch". He loved baseball, hunting, the outdoors, storytelling, John Wayne, and of course, his country. He was the grandson of three WWII veterans and he always stood proudly for the national anthem - especially on September 4th, 2013, with his mother and father as witnesses at Yankee Stadium where Daniel honored the flag before he faced his first batter, Derek Jeter, in his major league debut game (98 MPH at the knees, inside corner, locked him up, should've been strike 3).

Daniel was a strong man and was guided by two mottos from two great actors. Sir Laurence Olivier's motto, "humble enough to prepare, confident enough to perform." And John Wayne's motto of, "courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."

His God-given baseball talent, his "first-one-there and last-one-to-leave" work ethic and his never-quit attitude took him to the highest level of his sport. However, it was his caring, compassionate and giving heart along with his magnetic personality that made him the unforgettable big-leaguer in life that he truly was. Indeed, Daniel's passing is a horrible loss to his family and friends, but the loss of his stand-tall, walk proud, respect others, man's man influence on our culture is the true tragedy of his passing.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Baus Webb of Waverly, TN; two daughters, Kimber Rose Webb of Waverly, TN and Baylie Kaye Webb of Paducah, KY; father, Champ Wyatt Webb of Paducah, KY; sisters, Brook Webb King and husband Rob their son Jackson Diaz of Paducah, KY, Caroline Webb of Nashville, TN and Reagan Webb of Auburn, AL; brother, Champ Webb and wife Holly and their children Champie and Gabe of Nashville, TN; grandmother, Ruth Seay of Paducah, KY; uncle, Greg Webb and wife Nicole and their children, Garett, Boston and Blake of Paducah, KY; aunt, Roxane Price and husband Kenny and their son, David and his wife Natalie of Paducah, KY; mother and father-in-law, Rose and Dave Baus of New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Seay Webb; grandparents, Champ and Dean Webb; grandfather, Ernest Seay.

Funeral services were held at 11:11 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah. Burial followed at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Visitation was held after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the funeral home.

Following services Thursday, there was Celebration of Life held at 2 p.m. at The Twinkling Star in Paducah, KY with a showing of the movie "The Sandlot" at 7 p.m. All friends were welcome to attend and feel free to bring your children.

You may leave a message or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Gregory William White

BOAZ -- Gregory William White, 53, of Boaz, Kentucky, passed away at 2:23 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Lourdes Hospital

Mr. White was a Supervisor with Pilgram's Pride and was of the Baptist faith.

Gregory is survived by his wife, Linda Faye Capps White; three sons, Gregory Brandon White of Boaz, Kentucky, William Keith White of Nashville, Tennessee, and Dakota Edwards of Boaz, Kentucky; one granddaughter, Hailee Michele White; two sisters, Tammy Evans of Ashland City, Tennessee, and Tracey Berry of Ragland, Alabama; a brother, Hobart White of Paducah, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jenine Hollis. His parents were Robert Earl White and Cladie Bell Simpson White.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the Rev. Faris Sahawneh officiating.

Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was held from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

You may light a candle and leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.

Barbara 'Bobbie' Williams

Barbara "Bobbie" Williams, 88, of Paducah, passed away at 8:12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at her residence.

Mrs. Williams was a Secretary at Broadway Baptist Church, Curls Beauty Salon and was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Paducah.

She is survived by one daughter, Deloras "Dee" Tucker of Paducah; two sons, George Hodges and wife Ronnie of Marshall County, Rodger J. Williams and wife Betty of Paducah; six grandchildren, Dane (Cindy) Hodges, Mike Austin, Shannon (Margie) Tucker, Jessica Williams, Natalie Williams, Brandon Kellett; thirteen great-grandchildren; one nephew, Monte Hodges; two great-nieces, Crystal (Hodges) Peck, Stephanie (Hodges) Courtney; one great-nephew, Justin Hodges.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Antoinette (Lindsey) Rudolph; husband, L.G. Williams; sister, Bessie Hodges; brother, Junior Rudolph; and one niece, Donna Long.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Steve Gorham and the Rev. Monte Hodges officiating.

Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003 or Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle online at www.hughesfuneral.com.

Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jean Williams

Betty Jean Williams, 71, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, formerly of Paducah, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at her home.

Betty was a member of New Greater Love Church where she served on the Mother's Board and on the culinary committee. She was also a member of the Unique Savings Club.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Joe Williams of Jeffersonville, Indiana; two daughters, Robbie Williams and Lisa R. Williams, both of Paducah; two grandsons; three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; one brother, Charles Capps of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Charlene Cole of Fayetteville, North Carolina; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three brothers; and one sister. Her parents were Jim Jenkins and Lillie Mae Capps Jenkins.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at New Greater Love Church with the Rev. LaRita Horton officiating.

Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Friends called from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the church.

Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Burnette Harrison Williams

LA CENTER -- Burnette Harrison Williams, age 92, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Life Care Center in La Center, Kentucky.

She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where she served as Social Chairman for years and was very involved in Sunday School. Burnette was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Burnette is survived by two sons, Randy Williams and his wife Gwen of La Center, Kentucky, and Bradley Williams of Barlow, Kentucky; one daughter, Anne Foster and her husband Charlie of Wickliffe, Kentucky; one sister, Jane Humphrey and her husband Herman of Kevil, Kentucky; one brother, Kenneth Harrison of La Center, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Alan Foster (Kandi), Rob Foster (Lashae), Todd Williams (Jenna), Eric Williams, Ashley Gibson (Trent), Sammie Jo Roberts (David) and Kole Williams; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Williams; one brother, Coy Harrison; three sisters Shirley Davis, Dorothy Simmons and Verdis Underwood; her parents, Abe and Ruth Harrison; and one infant son, Lynn Steel.

Visitation was Tuesday, October 17, 2017, after 11 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Kentucky.

Funeral Services were Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Kentucky with the Rev. Robert Bickford officiating.

Interment followed at Antioch Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Antioch Cemetery Fund, c/o Larry Powell, 1014 Powell Road, La Center, KY 42056

Messages of condolence for the family may be sent to morrowfuneralchapel.com.

Clay Williams

Clay Williams, age 47, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 5:54 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville, Tennessee.

Clay was born in Fulton, Kentucky, and went to high school in Cadiz, Kentucky. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator with Local 181. Clay was a very good crappie fisherman and loved to entertain with shrimp and crawfish boils. He was a huge fan of University of Kentucky basketball. He left a mark wherever he went and will be remembered by many. Clay will be missed by his family, friends, and anyone who met him.

Survivors include his wife, Joi Booker Williams; one daughter, Haley Williams, Mayfield, Kentucky; one son, Hunter Williams, Mayfield, Kentucky; mother and stepfather, Joyce Elaine Gargus (Terry) Warfield, Kuttawa, Kentucky; two brothers, Corey (Heather) Williams, Paducah, Kentucky and Len Williams, Smithland, Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Molly McCuiston, Paducah, Kentucky; two stepsons, Logan McCuiston and Benjamin Crenshaw, both of Paducah, Kentucky; one granddaughter, Karsyn Williams; four nephews, Logen Williams, Levi Williams, Luke Williams and Noah Williams; and one niece, Mia Williams.

Preceding in death was his father, Bobby Len Williams; and a son, Trevor Williams.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner and Orr Funeral Home.

Burial followed at Highland Park Cemetery in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Lone Oak Chapel Milner and Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.

Andrew Willis

Andrew Bryant Willis, 42, of Paducah died on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Baptist Health Paducah.

Mr. Willis formerly worked as a welder for James Marine and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his parents, Linn B. Willis and Mary E. Ross, both of Paducah.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Per his wishes, he was cremated.

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

James Wilson III

James "Duna" Wilson III, 49, of Paducah, died at 4:41 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was a member of New Greater Love Church. He was formerly employed as a security guard at Lynx Services of Paducah.

He is survived by one son, Cedric Trevon Shaw of Paducah; one uncle, Olton Dodd of Lawrenceville, Georgia; three aunts, Janice F. Williams of Paducah, Dorothy Newbern of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Lucille McConnell of Adairsville, Georgia; one stepdaughter, Cassidy McClendon of Paducah; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wilson Jr. and Linda Dodd Wilson; and one brother.

Graveside services were Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. LaRita Horton officiated.

Friends called from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the funeral home.

Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy Wommack

BENTON -- Jimmy Wommack, 72, of Benton died Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

He was a self-employed contractor and a member and former officer of the Marshall County Elks Club.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Foust of Benton; one son, Dean Wommack of Paducah; two daughters, Kellie Johnston and Jenny Druschke, both of Louisville; one brother, Jerry Wommack of Benton; one sister, Sonja Skinner Wommack of Benton; and six grandchildren.

His parents were John Wommack and the late Mae Wommack.

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, at Collier Funeral Chapel, 211 W. Fifth St.. Benton. Dr. Charles Frazier officiated. Interment followed in Wilson Cemetery in Benton.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the funeral home.

Emily Jo Roberts Wrye

Emily Jo Roberts Wrye, 85, of The Lakes, Paducah, Kentucky, formerly of Bossier City, Louisiana, went to Glory to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving sons, David A. Wrye and Brian Charlton Wrye.

Mrs. Wrye was born July 25, 1932, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Hailey Roberts and Josephine Austin. She was married to the late Colonel Blair Charlton Wrye USAF, a Korean War Veteran and a Vietnam Veteran, KIA. As a military wife, Emily greatly enjoyed many experiences as they lived in Morocco and France. After returning to the United States, she and family settled down in Bossier City, Louisiana, where she was active in the Military Officer's Wives Club at Barksdale Air Force Base, numerous art classes and exhibits, church functions and travel adventures from the Mediterranean to New Brunswick, British Canada.

She is remembered by all as a very gracious, generous, loving, caring mother, friend, neighbor, accomplished artist and a true lady.

Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Blair C. Wrye; her parents, Hailey and Josephine Austin Roberts of Longview, Texas; her only brother, Hailey Austin Roberts of Dallas, Texas; two aunts, Mrs. Bernice Barr and Willy C. Austin of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Emily is survived by her daughter, Kerrie B. Wrye of Corvalis, Oregon; sons, David A Wrye (Jill) of Paducah, Kentucky; Brian C. Wrye (Katherine "Kit" Colbourn Wrye) of Fishkill, New York; five grandchildren, Will Austin Wrye of Joelton, Tennessee, Annie Ellen Wrye of Benton, Kentucky, Blair Barton Wrye of Paducah, Kentucky, Maxwell Trevor Wrye of Fishkill, New York, and Brenna Wrye-Simpson of Portland, Oregon; one great-granddaughter, Esther Louisa Wrye of Joelton, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews and a cousin.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with the Rev. Charles Moore officiating.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until the service hour of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, next to her late husband, at a future date to be determined.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Compassion International, www.compassion.com; K-Love Radio, P.O. Box 2098, Omaha, Nebraska 68103-2098; The Gideons in honor of her dedication to share the Good News of the Gospel of Christ.

You can always light a candle on the Milner & Orr website to share your condolences and memories of such a gracious lady, www.milnerandorr.com.

Shirley Wyatt

Shirley Campbell Wyatt, 73, of Paducah died Saturday, October 14, 2017, at her home.

She is survived by her husband, Philip of Paducah; three daughters, Vicky Carroll and Cheryl Wyatt, both of Paducah and Phyllis Hibbs of Symsonia; and one brother, Wayne Campbell of San Diego.

She was preceded in death by her parents, I.C. Campbell and Mattie Hughes; three brothers; and three sisters.

Graveside service were held Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Mount Kenton Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Hatcher officiated.

Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel York

HARDIN -- Daniel P. York, 72, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Hardin, died on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Mr. York served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He also worked with the Arizona Department of Corrections and served on the Vail School District Board for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Jane York; six children; grandchildren; one sister, Annis Arant of Hardin; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. His parents were Latus York and Jewell Lamb York.

A memorial service will be held in Tucson.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Marvin Thomas York

BENTON -- Marvin Thomas York, 87, of Benton, died Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Baptist Health Paducah.

He was a farmer and was retired from SKW Metals and Alloys. He was an elder and served as song leader at Fairdealing Church of Christ.

Survivors include his son, Jeff York of Benton; daughters Betty Jo Mills of Kirksey, Karen Byars of Fairdealing, and Sharon Groves of Benton; brothers Monroe York and Jerry York, both of Fairdealing; sisters Dorothy Hamm of Fairdealing, Ernestine Goins and Linda Humphrey, of Benton, Sheila Farmer of Murray, and Mary York of Benton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy (Hildreth) York; son Marvin Eugene "Gene" York; and one sister.

His parents were Tommy C. York and Effie (Fulks) York.

Services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with Cory Westerfield officiating. Interment followed in Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the funeral home.

Barbara Young

KUTTAWA -- Barbara Joyce Peek Young, 82, of Kuttawa died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville.

Survivors include one daughter, Treva Hornback of Kuttawa; two brothers, James and Randell Peek of Kuttawa; two sisters, Ramona Riley of Tampa, Florida and Linda Toedtemeier of Alpharetta, Georgia; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Dale Young; one daughter-in-law, Paula Rustin Young; two brothers; and two grandsons. Her parents were Ramey H. and Willie Thellma Zollinger Peek.

Services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Revs. John Hagan and Jack Larwa officiating.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the funeral home.

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