06-26-13 Local Area Obituaries (All County Papers)


Nina Mae Watson, 81, of Salem, Ky, passed away June 19, 2013, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. She was a member of Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Salem, Ky. She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Tinsley of Marion, Ky; two sons, Greg and Joan Watson of Ledbetter, Ky, and Roger and Sheryl Watson of Marion; a sister, Annabelle Summers; a brother, Gary Singleton; five grandchildren, Jennifer Tuck, Nathan Watson, Sarah Watson, April Watson, and Dakota Watson; one great grandchild, James Tuck. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Watson; a sister, Louise Hayes; two brothers, Bud Singleton and T.R. Singleton;  and her parents, Roy and Vivan Bebout Singleton. Funeral services were held June 22, 2013, in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, with Rev. April Watson officiating. Burial followed in Salem Cemetery.  Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Ida L. Sunderland, age 78, of Rockwood, passed away June 19, 2013 at Vibra Hospital in Lincoln Park, Michigan. A Memorial Service was held at the Kingdom Hall in Riverview, MI on June 22, 2013. Cremation has taken place. Born on December 6, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Boyd and Myrtle (Jefferson) Cooper. On October 7, 1950 she married Felix Ralph Sunderland in Corinth, Mississippi. Ida was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sons, Archie Gordon Sunderland and Ralph Lynn Sunderland, 1 brother, and 3 sisters. Surviving are 3 daughters, Carla (Billy) Roberts of Rockwood, Debbie (Randall) Dodds of Smithland, KY and Carmen Caroline Sunderland of Rockwood; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Danny Paul Stover, 78, of Kevil died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home. He was a member of Bandana Baptist Church, former owner of Cotter-Stover Ford in McLeansboro, Ill., and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Stover of Bandana; one son, Randy Paul Stover of Phoenix; one daughter, Cindy Lou Allardin of Bandana; one brother, David Stover of McLeansboro; one sister, Georgana Miller of Benton, Ill.; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister. His parents were Walter and Maud Mezo Stover. Services were held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro, with Rev. Ken Cook officiating. Interment followed at Ten Mile Cemetery in McLeansboro. 

John E. Verbeck, 64, of Wickliffe, formerly of Rosemont/Washington Park, Ill., died at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Wickliffe, a retired carpenter, and an U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by one son, John Cole Verbeck of St. Charles, Mo.; two sisters, Janet Doublin of Paducah and Novell Simmons of East Carondelet, Ill.; two brothers, Thomas Verbeck and Herbert Simmons, both of East Carondelet; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. His parents were Charles Wayne Verbeck and Margaret F. Verbeck Simmons. Graveside services with military honors were held on Monday, June 24, 2013, at Mounds National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill., with Rev. Dee Hazelwood officiating. 

Nancy Whitaker Bottoms, 80, of Paducah, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at 10:43 p.m. at Life Care of La Center. She worked in the retail carpet industry and retired from Paducah Service Company. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Susan Kay Diesel and husband Steve of Dallas, Texas; her sons, Mike Bottoms and wife Lucy of Rowlett, Texas, and Joe Bottoms and wife Amy of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; her sister, Ruth Whitaker of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren, Gabe Halicks, Allen Whitaker and Matthew Bottoms; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lucille Partin Whitaker; one sister, one brother; and one granddaughter. She was a certified Master Gardener, past president of the Yeiser Art Center, an exhibiting member of the Kentucky Guild Of Artists & Craftsmen and a member of the Poets of Western Rivers. Services were held Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Shea Nickell officiated. 

James Henley, 87, of Clinton were at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home in Clinton with Cecil May officiated. Burial was in Zion Cemetery. Mr. Henley died at 9 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, in Jackson, Mo., at the home of his granddaughter. He was a member of Parkway Church of Christ in Fulton and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired U.S. mail carrier. He is survived by two brothers, Lindy Henley of Clinton and Jack Henley of Paducah; three sisters, Katherine Adams of Clinton, Edith Adams of Clinton and Virginia Bryan of Paducah; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Krueger Henley; a daughter, Cheryl Diane Kirby; a sister; a brother; and a great-grandson. His parents were William Earnest and Ina Hollingsworth Henley. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Zion Cemetery Pavilion Fund, c/o Lindy Henley, 12144 State Route 123 West, Clinton, KY 42031.

Boyce Coffey, 66. Memorial graveside services for Mr. Coffey of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Hickman, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Hickman City Cemetery with the Rev. Henry Callison officiating. Mr. Coffey died Dec. 21, 2012. He was retired from the Pasco County School Board. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Coffey; one daughter, April Spivey Alu; one son, Rich Graziano; one brother, Ed Coffey; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael E. Coffey, and a twin brother. His parents were Henry and Neoma Coffey. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Strong Funeral Home.

David Charles Huff, 78, of Columbus, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Lourdes hospital. He was retired from the Colorado State Highway Department as a civil engineer before moving to Western Kentucky. He met with those gathered in the Lord’s Name at the Meeting Room in Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Huff; one daughter, Sheryl (Sherri) Whitenton of Mayfield; one son, Michael (Mike) Huff of Clinton route; one brother, Earl Huff of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Joan Weeks of Denver, Colo.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Agnes Huff of Denver, Colo. A graveside and memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Columbus Cemetery in Columbus.

Minnie Alice Ward, 92, of Bardwell, passed away at 7:08 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Superior Care Home in Paducah. Mrs. Ward was a member of Bardwell United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service and the Bardwell Ladies Auxiliary VFW. She is survived by one daughter, Harriett Brown and husband Bill of Paducah; one grandson, Bruce Brown and wife Jennifer of Paducah; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Peyton Brown. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her parents, T.E. and Lottie Weed Stanley; and one sister, Margaret Louise Patterson. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell the Rev. Marita Burkeen and the Rev. David Fullen officiated. Burial followed in Roselawn Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of your choice. You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Billie DeMyer Allen, 89, of South Fulton, Tenn., died at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Haws Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Fulton, Ky. Billie DeMyer Allen was a 1942 graduate of Central High School in Clinton, Ky., and Mayfield School of Beauty Culture in Mayfield, Ky. She was the former owner of Billie’s Beauty Shop in Clinton, Ky.; was employed at Newton’s Beauty Shop in Hickman, Ky., and retired as bookkeeper of the Hickman-Fulton County Rural Electric System. She resided and raised her family on the Maple Crest Farm, Cayce, Ky., until moving to South Fulton, Tenn., in 1977. She was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Fulton, Ky., and served on the board. She was a self-taught seamstress who had a flair for style. She was a gourmet cook who loved to entertain family and friends at her home and church festivities. Vegetable and flower gardening and needlepoint were hobbies, but her joy was spending time with friends and supporting many community events. She was a member of the Senior Circle and the Red Hat Society. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She leaves many special friends who will miss her laughter, jest for life and sweet disposition. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Scott DeMyer and wife Janice of Louisville, Ky.; and two daughters Shelia DeMyer Shaw Henry of Murray, Ky., and Nancy DeMyer Geistweidt and husband Ted, of San Antonio, Texas; twelve grandchildren, Stephen Scott Shaw and wife Shon of Murray, Ky., Emma Shaw Lenz and husband Steven of Hendersonville, Tenn., Scott DeMyer and wife Lindsay of Atlanta, Ga., Angela DeMyer Moses and husband Joe of Southgate, Ky., Lora V. Geistweidt Lowe and husband Josh of Austin, Texas, Sara V. Geistweidt Vestal and husband Ryon of Midland, Texas, Susan Geistweidt of Austin, Texas, William Bell and wife Dana of Frankfort, Ky., Heather B. Leis and husband Craig of Louisville, Ky., Don Henry, Jr. and wife Patty of Dallas, Texas, Debi Danielson and husband Robert of Murray, Ky., and Doug Henry and wife Dana of Murray,Ky.; twenty three great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Louise Morganti Wilson of Rowlette, Texas; a niece, Joan L. Harper and husband Larry of Columbus, Ky.; two nephews, Larry B. Lewis of Fulton, Ky., and Ronnie Morganti of Rowlette, Texas; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Trula E. McGee and William Lonnie Lampkin; her husbands, Edward Scott DeMyer and H.P. Allen; her sister, Elsie Lewis; two sons-in-law, Stephen R. Vaughn and Donald Edward Henry, Sr.; and a nephew, Jim Ray Morganti. Funeral service were at 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Pleasant View Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 108 Carr Street, Fulton, KY 42041. Online tributes: www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.