James Lawson Tyson, age 42, died at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky. at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. James was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was currently employed aby Ballard County Board of Education. He was an avid sportsman. He was employed for years at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. James is survived by his wife Susan Tyson of La center, His father Jerry Tyson of Haines City, Florida and his Mother Cynthia Tyson of Orlando, Florida. Two sons Ronald James Tyson of Murray, Ky. and Christopher James Tyson of Bowling Green, Ky. Two Daughters Ashleigh Elizabeth Tyson of La Center, Ky. and Abigail Kaitlin Tyson of La Center, Ky. One sister Christylynn Butts of Orlando, Florida. Several Nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 12:00 noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in La Center with the Rev. Joe Josa, Rev. Ryan Harpool, and the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in La Center. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Regions Bank P.O. Box 240 La Center, Ky. Make checks payable to Susan Tyson.
Tara Dawn Hargrove, age 44, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her home in La Center. She was a member of Grace Valley Baptist Church. Tara had been employed by Baptist Health in Paducah. Tara is survived by her husband of 12 years Christopher Hargrove of La Center, One daughter Sara Vinyard of Brookport, Illinois. She also, had four Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Mother Sandra Hawkins. Funeral Services will be Monday, July 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Glen Crowe officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Mayfield. Visitation will be Monday after 10:00 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center. Memorial Contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society 3140 Parisa Drive Paducah, Kentucky 42003.
Michael Paul Davis, age 30, died July 3, 2014 at Bandana, Ky. He belonged to the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #184. Michael Paul loved to fish, hunt, and ride 4-Wheelers in the bottoms of Ballard County. He was a collector of arrowheads. Michael Paul's dog Jake was his pride and joy. Michael Paul is survived by his Mother Holly Sullivan of Bandana. His Grandparents Paul Avey and Joan Holt of Bandana, two sisters Morgan Sullivan of Dallas, Texas, and Angela Davis of Cleveland, Ohio. Three nephews Tyler, Jeran and Keaton. He was preceded in death by his father David Pete Davis. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with the Rev. Neil Eidson officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center is handling arrangements.
Jimmie Abanatha, 72, of Wickliffe died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home. He formerly worked at the Celotex paper mill in Wilmington, Ill. He is survived by two sons, James Abanatha of Channahon, Ill., and Michael Abanatha of Wilmington; four sisters, Wilma, Linda, Mary and Joyce; one brother, Billie Abanatha; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother. His parents were Willie and Pearlie (Crawford) Abanatha. Memorial services will be later. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe is in charge of arrangements.
Sgt. William Edward “Buddy” Hixon Jr. of Bardwell passed away at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at Baptist Health Paducah. He was born in Vicksburg, MS and grew up in Mangham, LA. Buddy was a veteran of the Korean War and proud to be a member of Charley Company 1st Battalion 7th Marines. He was a member of Bardwell Baptist Church and worked in the Powerhouse at Westvaco. He lived a full life for 85 years and was much loved by his family and friends from Kentucky, his home state of Louisiana, and by many others across our country in the Marine Corps Veteran community. He made friends wherever he went. Buddy was surrounded by family who adored him and represented an uncommon love that models the Love of our Heavenly Father. He was very generous and had great stories to tell of his life experiences, his youth in Louisiana, and the Korean War. He will be greatly missed. Buddy is survived by his wife, Lou Emarea Yates Hixon; three daughters, Kelly Hixon Kirchgessner and husband Dave of Albuquerque, NM, Karen Hixon Evans and husband Brian of Louisville, KY, and Alison Charlene Hixon Garnett and husband Dr. Stephen Garnett of Bardwell; five grandchildren, Sarah Beatrice Evans, John Hixon Evans, Ella Elizabeth Garnet Burgess and husband Joshua, Grace Jasmine Garnett, and Noah William Garnett; and two nephews, Richard Oliver Cromwell Green II and wife LaNell and Russell Terrell Green and wife Cheryl. He was preceded in death by one sister, Janette Hixon Green Nolan. His parents were William Edward Hixon and Nette Brown Gaulden Hixon of Mangham, LA. A celebration of life was held Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Rev. Rodney Bice officiating. Burial followed in Old Bardwell Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517,Topeka, KS 66675 in Buddy’s name.