Teresa Louise Gibson Edwards, 60, of Wickliffe, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, at her home. She was raised in Wickliffe, Ky., by her parents Henry and Louise Gibson, along with her brothers Donnie, Kenneth and Ronnie. She grew up to marry Donald “Donnie” Edwards and have a daughter, Kayle Louise Edwards, whom she was always proud of. Teresa loved to fish with her brother Kenneth, often for many hours at a time. She was an animal lover, caring for every animal who needed help. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Donnie Edwards; one daughter, Kayla Louise Edwards; her parents, Henry and Louise Gibson; and her brothers, Ronnie Gibson and Kenneth Gibson. Teresa was preceded in death by one brother, Donnie Gibson. Memorial services were held Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Project Hope Humane Society, P.O. Box 125, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Former Kevil resident Eva Nell Crews, 91, died on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at Catherine Kasper Home in Donaldson, Indiana. Mrs. Crews was born in McCracken County and lived there for most of her life. She graduated from Heath High School in 1938 at the young age of 16. Several years later, she met the love of her life, James Alfred Crews, and they married in 1943. She was a devoted mother to their son, a longtime member of the McCracken County Homemakers, and a lifelong member of Newton Creek Baptist Church. She also worked as a bookkeeper for 13 years. In retirement, she and her husband, Alfred, enjoyed bus trips across the country, visiting their grandchildren and playing Rook with friends and family. She was known for her exuberant laughter, her wonderful desserts, and her love of all things blue. Survivors include her son, James Don Crews (Margaret) of Plymouth, Ind.; three granddaughters, Julie Crews Barger (Scott), Toni Christine Crews (Matt Miller), both of Plymouth, Ind., and Kelsey Louise Witt (Mike) of Santa Barbara, Calif.; four great-grandsons, Holden Kadlec, Graham Barger, Miles Barger, and Reid Barger; and several nieces and nephews who were near and dear to her heart. She is also survived by a special cousin, Louise Cunningham. Preceding her in death were her husband of 54 years, James Alfred Crews; her parents, James Monroe Long and Ollie Frances Long; four sisters; and three brothers. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Newton Creek Baptist Church, 12800 Ogden Landing Road, Kevil, KY 42053. Services were held Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Morrow Chapel in Kevil, Ky., with Rev. Rodney Cude and Rev. Wayne Carter officiating. Burial will follow at the Newton Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Morrow Funeral Chapel in Kevil is handling arrangements.
Linda S. “Susie” (Brumley) Kerley, 64, of Vienna died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. She was a former rural mail carrier, a grocery clerk and an Avon representative. She was of the Christian faith. She is survived by two sons, Kevin Kerley of Hawaii and Ty Kerley of the Flatwoods community; five grandchildren; two brothers , Richard Brumley of Belknap and Gary Brumley of Vienna; and four sisters, Brenda Akins of Vienna, Annie Duncan of Anna, and Sharon Chapman and Marlene Chapman, both of Vienna. She was preceded in death by one son, Jamie Kerley. Her parents were George Brumley Jr. and Norma (Wright) Brumley. Services were held Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 5960 Dearborn St., Suite 100, Mission, KS 66202 or to the Taylor Cemetery, c/o Bob Taylor, 4530 U.S. 45 N., Vienna, IL 62995.
Mrs. Imogene “Jean” Potterbaum, age 86, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at the Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Joe Buchanan and Rev. Ashley Legereitl officiating. Entombment followed at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Imogene was the retired owner/operator of Lauderdale Florist and Jean & Doree’s Antiques. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Metropolis and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to all her family and friends. Imogene is survived by a daughter, Peggy Legereit of Metropolis, Ill.; a son, Ronald Potterbaum of Metropolis, Ill.; six grandchildren, Amber Cissell, Ashley Legereit, Danny Legereit, Brian Potterbaum, Misty Potterbaum, and Meagan Potterbaum; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Connie Williams and Dorris Hunter; and several nieces and nephews. Imogene was preceded in death by her parents, John Davis and Myrtle (Wiseman) Lauderdale; her husband, Leonard Potterbaum; two sons, Raymond Brian Potterbaum and Lee Potterbaum; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mary Alice Mackey; and two brothers, Bobby Lauderdale and Calvin Leo “C.L.” Lauderdale.
Emma Gene (Meyers) Averitt, 66, of Metropolis, Ill., died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at her home.She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her children, Kay Jameson, Janice Kinsey and Ronnie Averitt, all of Metropolis, Angie Gullett of Nebraska, Theresa Humphrey of Wayland, Mich., and Allen Wynn Estel of Cave-In-Rock, 17 grandchildren; three brothers, Herman Meyers of Belknap, William Meyers of Metropolis, and Bobby D. Meyers of Vienna; and three sisters, Rosie Easley of Joppa, Betty Joiner of Metropolis, and Wilma Black of Newport, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Benjamin Averitt Jr.; a daughter, Tina Marie Averitt; a grandson; two brothers; and two sisters. Her parents were Henry Joseph Meyers and Violena (Hardin) Meyers. Graveside services were held Monday, September 16, 2013, at Berea Cemetery, southeast of Vienna.. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna is in charge of arrangements.