Josie Elizabeth Boren Winters, 91, of Horseshoe Bend, formerly of Kevil, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Horseshoe Bend. She was formerly employed by New York Central Railroad in Detroit, retiring after 42 years of employment. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Horseshoe Bend Baptist Church. She is survived by two brothers, William E. Boren, of Bloomington, Indiana, and Wayne E. Boren, of Wiseman; and three sisters, Sarah Jane Smith, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mildred Frances McEarl, of Nashville, Tennessee, and Barbara Madeline Rust, of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Earl Winters; one brother and one sister. Her parents were Joe Boren and Ollie Bell Hobbs Boren. Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Maplelawn Cemetery in Paducah with Anthony Schaeffer officiating. Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne is in charge of arrangements.
Charles E. Diggs, 102, of Cairo, formerly of Blandville, died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Daystar Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma Clancy Diggs. His parents were Charles Edward and May Lee Diggs. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Tigert Memorial United Methodist Church in Cairo with the Revs. Buddy Walls and Doug Atkins officiating. Interment will follow at Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Crain Funeral Home in Cairo, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Tigert Memorial United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the funeral home.
Janice Cockrum Tietyen was born on September 28, 1931, in Christopher, Illinois, to parents Ralph and Inez Cockrum. She passed away peacefully on September 24, 2014, in Lexington, Kentucky, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John W. Tietyen Jr.; her parents; and her sister, Janine Cockrum. She is survived by her children, Joe (Ann) Tietyen and Janet (Doug) Mullins, all of Lexington, Kentucky. Janice was a proud 1949 graduate of Mounds Township High School and greatly enjoyed the reunions. She enjoyed her career working with employee benefits at Westvaco (now NewPage) and had many wonderful friends in Wickliffe, Ballard County, and Southern Illinois. A great supporter of education, she took pride in the University of Kentucky where Joe, Ann, and Janet work and John attended college. Janice and John golfed and danced their way through retirement. The family wishes to thank all who were helpful to her in recent years. Visitation and services were held at Milner and Orr Funeral Home in Wickliffe, Kentucky, on Sunday, September 28, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations to a school lunch program are suggested (Kentucky for Ghana, Inc., University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences, 102 Erikson Hall, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0050) or the charity of your choice. You may leave a message, light a candle, or share a song tribute for the family at www.milnerandorr.com.
Zachary Paul Harper, 25, of Scottsbluff, NE, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, while receiving treatment at Anschutz Medical Campus-University of Colorado, located in Aurora, CO. Zachary was born on April 5, 1989, in Paducah, KY. He attended Heath High School and graduated in the spring of 2007. Zachary was passionate for the sport of soccer. He was a member of several Kentucky competitive and school teams, which he enjoyed for 12 years of his life. He received multiple team and individual awards, including district and regional championships, and competitive MVP awards. Zachary loved to work with the public, so it was only natural that he chose a career which accommodated that desire. He was the Sales Manager for the family-owned business, Resistant Roofs, during the past 5 yrs. Zachary would often provide free services to the elderly and less fortunate residents throughout western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. Zachary attended "The Rock" church in Scottsbluff, NE, and was baptized in the summer of 2013. Zachary is survived by his parents, Paul and Melinda Harper of Gering, NE; sister, Audrey Harper of Scottsbluff, NE; grandparents, Norman Harper of Vienna, IL, Jerry and Cathy Mullen of Paducah, KY; aunt and uncle, Cherie and Daren Duby of Lexington, KY; cousins, Jake and Luke Duby of Lexington, KY, Grant, Lindsay, Gage, Brody, Anthony, and Harper Gamster, all of Paducah, KY; Zoey, Zach's beloved canine companion. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carmen Harper of Vienna, IL; aunt and uncle, Suzanne and Scott Gamster, Marion, IL. A celebration of life services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Pastor Alan Strong officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the service hour of 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Reynoldsburg Church Cemetery, near Tunnel Hill, IL. Expression of sympathy may be made to the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation, 12401 E. 17th Avenue, Mail stop F-485, Aurora, CO, or to the American Institute of Cancer Research, 1759 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song tribute at www.milnerandorr.com
Charles "Chuck" Allen, 69, of Cairo, formerly of Port Reading, New Jersey, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014, in Mississippi County, Missouri. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 16, 1945, the son of Hayes and Julia (Yatchyshyn) Allen. Charles was a mechanic and painter for an auto body shop. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked as a military policeman. He enjoyed fishing, barbecuing, was an avid NASCAR fan and loved animals. He was a member of the BPOE Lodge No. 651. Charles was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Allen-Irvan of Wickliffe, Kentucky; granddaughters, Caitlyn and Madison Irvan of Benton, Kentucky; loyal riding buddy, "Kip" , and many special friends he considered family. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014, at Mound City National Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 178 and the Illinois National Guard. Following services a Celebration of Life will be held at 6th & Commercial in Cairo. All friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second Hand Angels in memory of Charles Allen. Crain Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements. To leave online condolences visit www.crainsonline.com.