Suzanne Moss Allen, 73, of Wickliffe passed away at Baptist Health Paducah at 4:29 a.m. Thursday, April 10. She was a member of Wickliffe First Baptist Church where she attended the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Murray State University with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She taught for 30 years in the Ballard County School System with most of that time teaching kindergarten in Wickliffe Elementary School. She was also a former Wickliffe City Council member for more than five terms. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William Bradley "Bill" Allen of Wickliffe; her sons, William Bradley Allen, Jr. and wife Tobie of West Paducah and Cory S. Allen and wife Dawna of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and grandchildren, Kelsey Frensley of Graves County, William B. Allen III and Callie Suzanne Allen of West Paducah. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chink and Frances Pollack Moss and grandmother, Callie "Bubba"Pollack. Celebration of life services were held Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe with Rev. Lynn Releford officiating.
Robert Douglas Egner, age, 51 died April 12, 2014 at 4:59 p.m. at his home in Kevil. He was of the Baptist Faith. Douglas is survived by his Mother Barbara Egner Curtis of Kevil, one daughter Catrina Faye Egner of Kevil, Ky., Three brothers Marvin Egner of Bandana, Ky., Lyn Egner of Sommerville, South Carolina, and Kirk Egner of Kevil, Ky. Two sisters Carol Agers of Sedalia, Ky. and Cindy Hill of Kevil, Ky. Several Nieces and nephews, and several Great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Father Virgil "Corky" Egner. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Ky. with the Rev. Billy Dale Crabtree officiating Interment will follow at Newton Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Tammy Atherton, age 54, died Saturday morning April 12, 2014 at 1:59 a.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Tammy had been employed at Lourdes Hospital as a nurse for over 20 years. She was of the Baptist Faith. Surviving Tammy are her husband of 36 years Larry Atherton of La Center, Ky. Her father Bob Boyd of Cottage Grove, Tn. One son Mitchell Atherton of La Center, Ky. One daughter Jessica Stokes of Kevil, Ky. Two brothers David Douglas of Barlow, Ky. and Joe Douglas of Paducah, Ky. One sister Kim Bohnert of Paducah. Five Grandchildren. Tammy was preceded in death by one son Michael Atherton and her Mother Judith Tharp Boyd. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, April 15,2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center. Interment will follow at La Center Cemetery.
Kenneth Alan Jackson, age 56, died at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tn. Saturday morning, April 12, 2014. Kenneth was of the Bapitst Faith. Kenneth is survived by his Mother CarmaLee Chandler of Princeton, Kentucky and one brother Michael Brent Jackson of Dalls, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father Rev. Ray J. Jackson. Graveside Services were held Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton, Ky. with Rex. Powell officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton, Ky. Morrow Funeral Home in La Center, Kentucky is handling arrangements.
Kelly Lee Lindop, 52, of Paducah, formerly of Torrance California, passed away at 9:00 am Sunday, April, 6, 2014 at her residence. She was a homemaker, devoted and loving mother. Kelly was a graduate of Harbor College in Los Angeles. Kelly is survived by her three daughters, Amber Nichole Lindop of Paducah, Aurora Rae Lindop of Brookport, Illinois, Franchesca Espinoza of Paducah; one son, Michael Espinoza of Paducah; one brother, Benjamin Harned and wife Laurie of Wingo; and her parents, Earl Jerome Harned of Westlake Village, California, and Janet Lee Wright Proffitt of Brookport, Illinois; one grandchild, Julian Silas Seals; and two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Jackson Harned and Robert Duane Harned. Funeral services were held Saturday, April, 12, 2014, at The Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Dr. Brad Henson officiating.
Bette Johnston Chandler, 80, of Clinton, died Monday, April 7, in her home.Bette was born May 30, 1933 to Bertie Thomas Johnston and C. E. Johnston of Barlow, Kentucky.Bette was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Clinton and actively was involved in many of the church’s groups, including the chancel choir, United Methodist Women, JOY group, the church’s Relay for Life team, and various committees. In addition to her church service, Bette also was active in the community as a member of The Clinton Woman’s Club, The Hickman County Homemakers, The Hickman County Arts Council, and an area women’s barbershop group, Melody Makers. During her working career, Bette was employed in various local and area enterprises. She served as the church secretary at The United Methodist Church, and worked in the offices of the Clinton-Hickman County Hospital, Central Soya, and Ferry Morse. She was a retired rural mail carrier.Surviving Bette are her husband of 55 years, Jerrald Warren Chandler of Clinton; a son, Bruce, of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Gaye, and her husband Randy Auxier of Murphysboro, Illinois; two sisters, Reba Fondaw of Barlow, Kentucky, and Jean Mauntel of Weldon Spring, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bette was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lucian Burle Johnston of Paducah, Kentucky, and Charles Franklin Johnston of Barlow, Kentucky; and two sisters, Emmalyn Mack of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and an infant sister. A memorial service will be held at The United Methodist Church in Clinton on Saturday, April 19, at 11 o’clock a.m. The family will receive visitors at the church before the service, at 10 o’clock a.m. The family requests contributions to The United Methodist Church memorial fund or to Hickman County Relay for Life in lieu of flowers.
Jo Ann Vance Cockrell, 87, of West Paducah, died peacefully in La Center, Kentucky, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Mrs. Cockrell, born December 9, 1926, lived all but her final few months in McCracken County, most all of which was on the family farm just outside West Paducah. In a day when rootedness is seldom practiced and little valued, she was of the home place and the home place was of her. "Grammy" dedicated her life to making home a place of nurture, love, warmth, and joy, and her family has long known that there will not be another in her mold for a very long time. She will long be honored and remembered for a life of generously giving of herself in the service of others. Mrs. Cockrell was an active lifelong member of Olivet Baptist Church, which she served in many capacities. Most notably, she was the church organist for more than thirty years. When the church doors were open, she was at the Hammond C-3 organ filling the sanctuary with her music; and on Christmas morning, when the Christmas bells rang out through the community, it was Jo Ann who had arisen early to announce the celebration of Christ's birth. She was fond of saying that "There are two books in the church - The Bible and the hymnbook - and you should be able to read both!" Her music and all her papers have been preserved in the "Jo Ann Cockrell Collection" in the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, an apt legacy for a life in music. Mrs. Cockrell was preceded in death by her much loved husband of sixty-three years, Elliott Winning Cockrell. Grammy took great pride in her fine family of five children, their spouses, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, all of which survive her. They are: Dale and Lucinda Cockrell of Lincoln, Vermont, and their son Sam of New York City; Ritchie and Melissa Cockrell, their daughters Stacie Javier and Allison Cockrell and grandchildren Alyssa and Brayden Javier, all of Paducah; Joe Pat and Ruthanne Cockrell of West Paducah, their daughters Andrea Abell of Paducah and Lacy Turner of West Paducah, and grandchildren Katelynn Turner, Samantha Abell, Kaleb Turner, and Carson Abell; Dana and Rachel Cockrell and their daughters Elizabeth and Chrissy Jo Cockrell, all of West Paducah; and Kerin Ann and Russell Stewart, their daughter Erin Stewart and sons William and Weston Stewart, all of La Center. She was the youngest child of the late Charles William Vance and Mary Kathleen ("Mayme") Miles Vance of West Paducah. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Charles William Vance and her sister Mary Elizabeth Vance. She is survived by a brother, Sherley Miles Vance of West Paducah, and a sister Kathleen Vance Chipps of Bayou, Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church. Rev. Tommy Tucker and Rev. Skip Parsons officiated. Private burial services were held at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.