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Mr. Ronald Alan Tucker, age 52, of Metropolis, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013, at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Burial will follow the service. Ronald is survived by 3 daughters, Michelle Laster and husband Jarrad of Metropolis, Christy Bradbury and companion John Cook of Metropolis, Heather Wheaton and husband Travis of Grand Rivers, KY.; 8 grandchildren; 1 half sister, Teresa Strong and husband Chris of Metropolis; 2 nieces; mother, Donna Skrine of Cicero, IL.; stepmother, Mary Tucker of Metropolis, IL.; brother, Todd Adams and wife Melanie of Braidwood, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Dale Tucker. Memorials may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, 4503 W. DeYoung St. Ste 200C, Marion, IL 62959 or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959. Aikins Farmer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Virginia Sue Weaver, 69, of Metropolis passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 17, 2013. at Aikins Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Tom Emmerson officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Stephens Church Cemetery in Metropolis. She is survived by her five children, Tammy VanEchten and husband Frank of Riverside California, Mike Jacobs and wife Kelly of Metropolis, Debbie Harner and husband Patrick of Vienna, IL., Kevin Cremeens of Metropolis, and Jamie Weaver and wife Julie of Metropolis; her 10 grandchildren, Michael Jacobs, Matthew Jacobs, Kayela Miller, Tori Hettinger, Brandon VanEchten, Dylan Cremeens, Tyler Harner, Wyatte Weaver, Drew Jacobs, and Addyson Weaver; her three great-grandchildren, Cameron Miller, Vivian Miller and Bryce Hettinger; her siblings, James Harris, Bruce Harris, Patricia Lott, Carol Harris, and Ellis Harris. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ellis and Bertha Harris; her husband, James Weaver; and one brother, George Harris. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at Aikins Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis.

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Mr. Tom E. LaVeau, age 87, of Metropolis, IL., passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Lourdes hospital in Paducah, KY. Tom was born on April 17, 1926, to Louis F. and Florence (Baker) LaVeau, who preceded him in death. Graveside and burial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013, in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Rev. Tom Emmerson will officiate. Tom worked his families’ plumbing business and was a member of the Plumbers-Pipe Fitters Local 160. He was a past alderman for the City of Metropolis for several years. Tom is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Janet LaVeau of Metropolis; 2 grandchildren, Macy and Hayden Laveau; his sister-in-law, Mary LaVeau; 1 nephew, Greg LaVeau. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Bess (Isoline) Leaveau; and brother, Louis LaVeau. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home Friday, October 18, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Memorials may be given to the charity of choice. Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Kerry Doke, 57, of Paducah died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2013, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith and was employed with Galaxy Cable in Wickliffe, Ky., for 28 years as a technical manager.  He is survived by three sons, Brian Doke of Blandville, Jerrod Doke of Barlow, and Cody Doke of Blandville; three grandchildren; his parents, Ken Rudy Doke and Carolyn Lamkin Doke of Paducah; two sisters, Lana Moore of Murray and Jackie Wilson of Paducah. . Private graveside services will be held later. Expressions of sympathy can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Blanche Winders, 96, of Wickliffe died at 8:05 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2013, at Charleston Manor in Charleston, Mo. Arrangements were incomplete at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe. 

Tom E LaVeau, 87, of Metropolis died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Lourdes hospital. Arrangements were incomplete at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis.

Ms. Sandra Sue McCandless, age 67, of Metropolis, IL., passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah. There will be no services.  Ms. McCandless was a member of Kingdom Hall in Metropolis.  Sandra is survived by her companion, Elmer Koerner Jr.; 2 daughters, Tracy Atkinson and Nicole McCandless; 7 grandchildren, Maria Anderson, Sandra McDaniel, Angela Mansker, Jessica Mansker, Trinity Sharp, Amya Sharp, and Ava Kommer; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Naomi Simms; 1 brother, Richard Slankard; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Fay (Oaks) Slankard; and husband, Carnie McCandless Jr.  Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

George H. Cunningham, DVM, Born October 31, 1942, in Taylor, Missouri. Passed away October 9, Lourdes hospital, Paducah.  Member of First Baptist Church of La Center. Served as an active deacon for several years. Member and past master of Antioch Lodge #332, Grahamville OES #494 and West Kentucky Consistory of Madisonville. Served on several local and regional health boards. A 1968 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. Member of Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and Jackson Purchase Veterinary Medical Association. Has practiced for 45 years at Coffee Memorial Animal Clinic, P.S.C. in LaCenter. Member of the American Angus Association, the National Cattleman’s Association, and Kentucky Cattleman’s Association.  Survived by wife of 49 years, Mary Marsh Cunningham; three children, Marsha (Jeff) Sullivan, Howard (Kendra) Cunningham, all of Kevil, KY. and Cathy (Nick) Dodaro of Atlantic Beach, Florida; one sister, Mabel (Dale) Coon; three brothers, Fred Jr. (Joyce), Bob (Mary) of Philadelphia, Mo., and Dan (Joyce) of Hannibal, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Rachel and Slader Sullivan, Seth and Kevyn Cunningham, Ian, Gia and Dax Dodaro; and several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Pearl Tallent Cunningham; and one brother, William Everett Cunningham. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Sickling officiating. Interment followed at La Center Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: First Baptist Church of La Center or Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-9961.

Laura Lyn Woods, 42, of Gage died Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Lourdes hospital. She is survived by her father, R.T. Woods of West Paducah; her mother, Ruthie Woods of La Center; and three brothers, Roger Tracy Woods of Ledbetter, Carlton Trent Woods of Kevil and Michael Bruce Woods of Port Charlotte, Fla. She was preceded in death by one sister. Services were held Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with the Rev. Bud Russell officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Gage Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International West Camp, P.O. Box 10, Kevil, KY 42053. 

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