Shari Brown Shepherd 77 of Barlow, Ky died at 4:24p.m. November 1, 2013 at her home. She was of the Lutheran Faith and a Telephone Operator for Illinois Bell for many years. She is survived by her husband of 59 years John D. Shepherd of Barlow, Ky. two sons Cliff Shepherd of Kevil, Ky. and Brian Shepherd of Barlow, Ky. one daughter Beth Shepherd Morgan of Meridian, Mississippi. one brother Mike Phillips of Mounds, Ill. 4 grandchildren; Craig Shepherd, Emily Warren, Jessica Hogue, and Savanah Shepherd and 5 Great Grandchildren; Tanner, Tyler, Kenslee and Keylee Shepherd, and Chase Warren. She was proceeded in death by her father James R. Brown and her mother and Step-father Juanita Smothers & Mitch Phillips and one brother. There as a Memorial Service Monday, November 4, 2013 at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. and funeral at 1:00 p.m. with Cindy Engelhardt officiating. Morrow Funeral Chapel of La Center was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital or Lourdes Hospice
William (Bill) Frazier, age 78, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 8:27 a.m. at Life Care Center in LaCenter. He was a faithful member of Spring Bayou Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. He retired from Kentucky State Department of Transportation and was a Standardbred Race Horse owner and trainer. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Sue Moss Frazier; one daughter, Suzanne Bean (Chuck); and one son, Jeff Frazier, all of Kevil; three grandchildren, Leslie Bean of Paducah, Jennifer Frazier of Kevil and Jared Frazier of Murray; one aunt, Hugh Anna Stevens of Paducah; and a host of cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mildred Frazier; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anderson and Mary Sue Moss. Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Spring Bayou Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Tipton and the Rev. Jared Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Bayou Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to: Spring Bayou Baptist Church Building Fund; or West McCracken Rescue Squad, 9340 Ogden Landing Road, West Paducah, Kentucky 42086. Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center was handling arrangements.
Heather Nicole Davis, 22, of Cairo died Friday evening, November 1, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a member of Mighty Rivers Worship Center and owner of Mack’s Restaurant. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Nicole Davis of the home; her parents, Ronald H. “Bubba” Davis Jr. and Kimberly Davis of Cairo; her brother, Trae Davis of Cairo; maternal grandparents, Sue and Darrell Shemwell of Cache; paternal grandparents, Sally Showalter and Ronald H. Davis Sr., both of Villa Ridge. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Buddy Harrell; and her parental stepgrandfather, Harley A. Showalter Jr. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Mighty Rivers Worship Center in Cairo with Dr. Larry L. Potts officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge and after 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mighty Rivers Worship Center
Mr. Rodney R. Parmley, 89 years old, of Metropolis, IL., departed this life to go to his heavenly home at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday morning, November 3, 2013, with his wife of 40 years, Jean Parmley, by his side. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Tate and Vern Giltner officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery. Rodney was born in Pope County but later moved to Metropolis, where he lived until his passing. He was employed by Laidlaw Corp., and then the City of Metropolis until his retirement. His first love after retiring was taking his grandchildren fishing. His second love was gardening, especially growing his tomatoes, taking pride in giving them to his friends and neighbors. Rodney is survived by his wife Jean; 1 stepson, Don Powell and wife Debby of Nashville, TN.; 6 grandchildren, Donnie, Jennifer, Missy, Brian, Brandon and Morgan Powell; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and 3 nephews, Russell, Gary and Jim Parmley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Ruth Parmley; 2 stepsons, Kenny and Brad Powell; 2 brothers, Major and Mac Parmley; and 1 sister, Paulene Cromeenes.
Charles W. Roberts, 78, of Olive Branch, formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, November 3, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Arrangements were incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
Desiree Wetherington, 43, of Brookport died Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah. Arrangements were incomplete at Aikins Farmer Funeral Home in Brookport
Mr. Lyndell “K Woody” Caldwell, 84, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away at 1:50 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2013, at Massac Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 4, 2013, at Aikins Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis. Rev. Terry Moore will officiate. Burial followed in I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military rites. Mr. Caldwell was postal service worker for 35 years, an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. Lyndell was also a sign painter and screen printer for many years with some of his most known works being Superman memorabilia seen throughout Metropolis. Lyndell is survived by three children, Pam Angel of Metropolis, Cheryl Sexton of Calvert City and Doug Caldwell and wife Tina of Metropolis; four grandchildren, Lisa Graves and husband Steve of Metropolis, Ashley Woody and husband Troy of Reidland, Shelby Caldwell of Metropolis and Shaun Caldwell of Metropolis; six great-grandchildren, Peyton Skees and Sydney Skees of Metropolis, and Kaylie Newbold, Mackenzie Woody, Haley Woody, and Raegan Woody of Reidland; and one brother, Kenneth Caldwell of Lakewood, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of over 50 years, Jane Caldwell; and one granddaughter, Miranda Sexton.
Mrs. Pearline Kickasola, age 89, of Brookport, IL., passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation in Metropolis. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Brookport. Bro. David LeNeave and Bro. Doug Hughes will officiate. Burial followed in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery. Pearline was a member of the Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 68 years and a teacher in the Southern Pope County and Brookport schools for over 39 years. Pearline is survived by her husband, L.T. Kickasola; 2 daughters, Sharon Pegram and husband Lee of Brookport and Karen Reichert and husband Skip of Grand Chain, IL.; 5 grandchildren, Shane Pegram and wife Heather, Sean Pegram and wife Jennifer, Ginger Taylor, Penny Bellamey and husband Tim, and Jasson Reichert and wife Leah; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Lawrence Thomas; 1 sister, Shirley McCoy; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Claudia (Stapleton) Thomas; 1 brother, Ronnie Thomas; 1 sister, Violet Keef; and 1 infant child. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013, at the Aikins-Farmer Brookport Chapel. Memorial contributions may take the form of donation to the Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1780 Mt. Sterling Road, Brookport, IL, 62910. Pallbearers: Sean Pegram, Jasson Reichert, Tim Bellamey, Alex Bellamey, Jacob Pegram, Lane Pegram.
Charles E. “Chico” Vaughn, 73, of Hodges Park died at 12:20 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at his home. Services were held Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Meridian High School in Mounds, with the Rev. Daryl K. Cox officiating. Burial followed in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds. Massie Funeral Home in Mounds was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Dolly M. Eddington, age 80, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away Tuesday evening, October 29, 2013, at 5:29 p.m. at Massac Memorial Hospital. She was born August 13, 1933, to Benjamin Franklin and Thelma (Yoacum) Gamble. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Aikins Farmer Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Sharp officiating. Burial followed in Masonic #10 Cemetery in New Columbia. Dolly was of the Baptist faith and a very positive person; always looking at the bright side of things, including her health. Dolly is survived by two sons, James Eddington Jr. and wife Kim of Karnak, and Darrell Eddington of Metropolis; two daughters, Tammie Eddington of Metropolis, and Tonya Lee of Metropolis; four grandchildren, Jessica Eddington and David Kelso of Metropolis, James (JR) Eddington and Kayla Eddington of Karnak; one great-grandson, Levi James Eddington of Karnak; two brothers, Bill Cohoon and wife Doris of Joppa, and Floyd Cohoon of Metropolis; one sister, Jo Ann Vanzant of Perry, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Thelma Eddington; and three brothers, James Gamble, Bob Cohoon and Eugene Gamble.