Dr. Charlie J. Ogletree, age 96, of La Center, Ky. died at 1:42 p.m., December 26, 2014 at his home in Ballard County. He is survived by his wife of 73 years Lila Ogletree of La Center, Ky. Two sons Joe Ogletree and his wife Lynne of Hemphill, Texas, Michael Ogletree and his wife Anne of La Center, Ky. One daughter Joy Lindsey and her husband Larry of La Center, Ky. Thirteen Grandchildren, twenty two Great Grandchildren, and four Great Great Grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. Dr. Ogletree was a World War II Navy Veteran.. He served in the U.S. Navy from September 1941 until February 1946. He was discharged as Chief Aerographer's Mate. During the years of service he attended George Washington University in Washington D.C. at night. He also took classes through the U.S. Armed Forces Institute. He attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn, Alabama and graduated in 1951. He accepted a position with Coffee Animal Clinic in 1952. Drs. Ogletree, Cunningham, and Heidbreder bought Coffee Animal Clinic. In the early 1970's. He became a Director with Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association in 1968 and became President of Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association in 1968. He was a Director in the Southern Veterinary Medical Association for six years and he became President of the organization in 1974. Charlie retired from the clinic in 1987. He was a Bank Director of First National Bank of La Center for 24 years. He was and active member of Grace United Methodist Church.. He was also a Cub Scout Leader; active in Habitat for Humanity and Earth Team. He Made over 1600 Blue Bird Houses that were given away by the Conservation Department. He was a certified Ombudsman for Life Care Center of La Center, working through PADD. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Lee Roy and Carrie Hicks Ogletree and two daughters Paula Brooks and Hazel Birdsong. Funeral Services were held Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with the Rev. Jamie Lee officiating. Interment followed at La Center Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church 3752 Paducah Rd. L La Center, Ky. 42056 or Lourdes Hospice Foundation Fund P.O. Box 7100 Paducah, Ky. 42002-9961. Online messages of condolences may be left for the family at www.morrowfuneralchapel.com.
James Hilton Edwards, age 86, died December 5th at 8:14 p.m. at Baptist Health in Paducah. Services are pending at this time. Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Ky. is handling arrangements.
Rose Durr, 53, of Kevil died Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. Mrs. Durr was formerly employed as a housekeeper at Drury Inn Hotel. Surviving are her husband, Gregory Durr; two daughters, Candice Rose Durr of Kevil and Beth Allen of Paducah; her father, William Vaughn; one sister, Rebecca Bradford of Paducah; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Vaughn; one brother; and one sister. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Glover officiating. Burial will follow at Brooks Cemetery in Paducah.
Mr. Robert A. McCluskey, 70, of Metropolis died Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be held later. Mr. McCluskey was a member of Metropolis First United Methodist Church and an Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He is survived by one sister, Lynn Parker; three nephews; five great-nephews; and two great-nieces. His parents were Robert and Patricia (Steers) McCluskey. Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.
J.T. Graves, 94, of Paducah, formerly of Ballard County, died at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Superior Care Home. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the retired owner of Graves Bros. Heating & Plumbing. He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Truman, of Paducah, and Marilyn Enoch, of Punta Gorda, Florida; one sister, Shirley Graves Vaughn, of Nashville, Tennessee; three brothers, Howard Graves and Bennie Graves, both of La Center, and Dewey Graves, of Zephyr Hills, Florida; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Skidmore Graves; one sister and one brother. His parents were James McHenry Graves and Mina Thomas Graves. Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Joel Jackson officiating. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Concord United Methodist Church, 51788 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, KY 42001.