7-30-13 Obits

Thomas Ethridge Downs, 83, of Smithland died July 27, 2013 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.Mr. Downs was a retired Water Plant Operator in Smithland. Surviving are his Wife-Gladys Jean McDonald Downs of Smithland, 3-Sons, Billy Downs of Smithland, John T. Downs of Smithland, Kenny Downs of Marion, Ky. 3-Daughters, Linda Lasher of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Beverly Shaffer of Smithland, Sherri Hopkins of Paducah. 2-Brothers, Jimmy Downs of Salem, Gordon Downs of Thailand, 4-Sisters, Wanda Turner of Smithland, Pat Hunt of Eddyville, Marilyn Gish of Ledbetter, Shirley Grimes of Salem. 8-Grandchildren, 11-Great Grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his Parents-Rev. Zel Downs and Treva Bell Downs.Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Smith Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Fred Lowrance and Pastor Brad Henson officiating. Burial will follow at Smithland Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.smithfc.com.

Frances Arnold, 69, of Marion died Saturday at Lourdes Hospital.Mrs. Arnold was a homemaker. Surviving are her mother, Mae Belle Mayo of Union City, GA; three sons, David Gilley of Grand Rivers, Floyd Gilley of Hopkinsville, Lenwood Arnold of Marion; two daughters, Virginia Yandell of Marion, KY, and Frances Adkins of Trussville, AL. She was preceded in death by her father, Lenwood Mayo; and one son, Denver Gilley. No services are scheduled at this time. Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements