Ludie Record went to be with the Lord Wednesday June 4, 2014, at 12:15 a.m. She was surrounded by her loving family. She died at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Paducah. Ludie was a wonderful, loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and worked with the youth in the community since she was 29 years old. Ludie was the official Grandmother of Earl C. Clemons Job Corps in Morganfield, Kentucky where she and her husband Barton ministered for over 20 years and told people about Jesus. Ludie is survived by her husband of 72 years Barton Record of West Paducah, Three sons Gary Record and his wife Jayne of Paducah, Mike Record and his wife Ladonn of Kevil, and Keith Record and his wife Angie of West Paducah. Eight Grandchildren, Michael and (Lisa) Record of Paducah, Jason Record of Paducah, Aaron and (Jen )Record of Paducah, Kristie Ray of Paducah, Tony and (Donna) Record of Kevil, Ashley (Shannon) Robertson of West Paducah, Maggie Record of West Paducah and Nick Record of Paducah. Two sisters Fran Reams of Paducah, Maggie Jo Cooper and her husband Joe of LaCenter, Ky. One brother Thelbert Morehead and his wife Elaine of Bandana. Eighteen Great Grandchildren Parker Tilford, Taylor Griffin , David Record,Maddie Jo Griffin, Dorian Lee Record, Bryar Keith Griffin, Hunter Keith Record, Kaleb Robertson, Autumn Nicole Ray, Kadence Lee Ray, Emilee Grace Ray, Natalie Record, David Record, Andrew Record, Haylee Record, Autumn Ivy, Brayden Ivy and Drake Robertson. And Several beloved neices and nephews. Ludie was preceded in death by four brothers, George Moorehead, James (Bud) Morehead, Halbert Junior Morehead and Elbert Morehead (Eb) . Five sisters Johnnie Hawkins, Alma Rucker, Pauline Pugh, Mary Tomlin, and Ethelyne Morehead. One niece Norma Skinner, Two Great Grandsons Isaac and Zachary Ray. Her parents were Halbert and Maggie Elrod Morehead. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 7th at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with the Rev. Billy Rodgers officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207 Louisville, Ky. 40202 or American Diabetes Association 436 Kingswood Lexington, Kentucky 40502.
Katherine Maurine Cruse McNeil, 75, of Boaz, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital. Katherine was born July 24, 1938 in Melber to the late Benjamin Franklin Cruse and Beulah Coffee Cruse. She attended Tenth Street Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mayfield. She enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and tending to her flowers. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Davis and husband Jewell of Hickory; sons, Thomas Earl McNeil of Mayfield and Gary McNeil of Symsonia; grandchildren, Shawn Davis, Tameka Whiteside, Heather McNeil, Holly McNeil, Cole McNeil and Luke McNeil; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Tamia Whiteside, Dustin Davis and Bradley McNeil; and ex daughter-in-law, Malisa Reed of Mayfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferol Thomas McNeil; sister, Daisy Hardin, Hazel Leek, Imogene Hardin and Esther Gibson; brothers, Dalton Cruse and Nathan Cruse; and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 11am Wednesday at Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Brother Ernest Phillips and Brother Murray Looper officiating. Burial will follow at Owens Chapel Cemetery. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.
Gary L. Averitt, 62, of Metropolis, formerly of Johnson County, died at 8:41 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Massac Memorial Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He had been employed as a manager for U.P.G. in Vienna and was a self-employed mechanic. He was a member of Goreville United Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, Patsy (Tucker) Averitt; his children, Chrystal Hoyle of Rosiclare, Leisa Carpenter of Bardwell, Ky., Veronica King of Metropolis, and Gary Michael Averitt of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Norton of Simpson, Tom Averitt of Marion, Jesse Averitt of Vienna, and John Paul Averitt of Anna; and three sisters, Agnes Rose of El Paso, Texas, Mary Faulkner and Carol Watkins, both of Vienna. He was preceded in death by two grandsons; one sister, and one brother. His parents were William B. Averitt Sr. and Mary (Abner) Averitt. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in Berea Cemetery, southeast of Vienna. Military graveside rites will be performed. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goreville United Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 188, Goreville, IL 62939.
Marcella June Karraker Kelley was born June 22, 1926, in Dongola, Ill. She passed away June 5, 2014, in Brentwood, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Aikins Farmer Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Kelley and the Rev. Dr. Calvin Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Metropolis Memorial Gardens. She is survived by sons, Lloyd and wife Debbie of Brentwood, Tenn., and Kevin and wife Sheila of Metropolis, Ill.; three grandsons, Matthew and wife Jessica, Andrew and wife Alexis, and Karson Kelley; one stepgrandson, Aaron Clark and wife Courtney; two stepgranddaughters, Carly Eskridge and husband Austin and Hailey Burnham; four great-grandchildren, Kate, Jack, Claire and Ben Kelley; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Keaton Clark, Hudson and Harrison Burnham and Emerson Eskridge; and one sister, Patricia Frye. She was preceded in death by husband, Norval; son, Wayne; her parents, Charles and Mabel Karraker; one sister, Annabelle; and three brothers, Lowell, Leo and Richard. She was a telephone operator during WWII. During that time, she was a loving and faithful supporter of two brothers, Richard and Leo, and sweetheart Norval, all of whom served in combat. She married that sweetheart, Norval Kelley, July 5, 1947. Her life was highlighted by her unconditional love of family, especially children and grandchildren. That love was returned by everyone who knew her. Visitation will be held from noon until the funeral hour at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Aikins Farmer Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to: Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter, 320 E. Walnut Ste. A, Carbondale, IL 62901. Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com
Ada A. Whipple Gilliam, age 96, died at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday morning at Life Care Center in LaCenter. Ada was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in LaCenter, she was a charter member of the Ballard County Country Club. Ada was an avid Bridge Player. She was retired from Whipples Food Market. Ada is survived by one son Joe Brooks Wipple and his wife Leah of LaCenter. Two Grandaughters Caroline Johnson and her husband Warren of LaCenter, and Rebecca Whipple of Nashville, Tn., two Grandsons Wesley Whipple and his wife April of Paducah, and Tony Whipple of Louisville, Ky. One Great Grandson Patrick Allen Johnson of LaCenter, Ky. One sister Grace Solomon of Clarksville, Tn. and several neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents James Allen and Bertha Melton Ashbrook, her first husband James D. Whipple, her second husband Arnette Gilliam, one brother Joe Ashbrook, one son Allen Whipple, and one Grandson James M. Whipple. Funeral Services will be Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter with the Rev. Jamie Lee officiating. Interment will follow at the LaCenter Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 330 LaCenter, Ky. 42056.
Visitations will be Wednesday Evening from 6-8 P.M. Morrow Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.